E46 Left-Foot Brake Pedal

by Jerry Skene

While I am very happy with the SMG transmission in my new M3, I was disappointed that BMW installed the small brake pedal from the normal manual transmission car. This makes left foot braking difficult and unnatural.

So I decided to fabricate a proper left-foot brake pedal. I replaced the stock SMG brake pedal with the one used in an automatic transmission car, and machined an extension pedal cover for it out of billet aluminum. The results are illustrated below. The pedal works extremely well, and in my opinion should be something that BMW provides for every M3.

If you have any questions, email me at jerry@skenedesign.com

Pedals Before

Pedals After

Closeup of Machined Pedal


Overall View


Happy motoring!