- Dry Boiling Point = 280° C (536° F)
- Wet Boiling Point = 198° C (388° F)
- DOT4 (meets DOT5 specs)
- Normal viscosity
- 1 liter can
Ate Typ 200 Performance Brake Fluid is a popular choice for many driving and track enthusiasts because of its wet and dry boiling points being higher than stock brake fluid. Ate is the OE supplier to BMW for most of the brake systems and components on your car. This is just like an OEM brake fluid but better. Ate Type 200 has boiling points that exceed DOT5 specs, making this one of the best brake fluids around for street and track use. As with any brake fluid, its quality is only as good as its freshness. That's why it's important to change your brake fluid often, especially with regular track use.
Normal or Low Viscosity? For the track it's always Normal Viscosity brake fluid. This is because Low viscosity fluids will be too thin once exposed to typical track temperatures. For regular road and street use, however, you should use whichever fluid came from the factory. The cutoff between Normal and Low is not by model year. If your chassis existed before 2004 it uses Normal viscosity (all chassis up to E53). But if the chassis was introduced after 2003 it will use Low viscosity fluid (all new chassis starting with E60). The lone exception is the E53 X5 which could take either: 1999-2003 X5 uses Normal; 2004-2006 X5 uses Low.
Note - Ate Super Blue Racing Brake Fluid is no longer available. The blue fluid did not comply with US DOT Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for brake fluid color. The federal standard requires motor vehicle brake fluid to be colorless or amber in color. Typ 200 has all of the same properties and performance as Super Blue but in the correct amber color.
If you have any questions on which brake fluid to use on your BMW, give one of our experts a call at 877-639-9648.