METRES AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
In recent tests conducted on a Ford C-MAX at the MIRA proving ground, Ferodo®once again proved its mettle. The tests were carried out according to Regulation R90 requirements – at a speed of 160 km/h (80% of the maximum vehicle speed), and at 80 km/h. In both tests Ferodo®significantly beat the stopping distance of major Aftermarket competitors.
At high speeds, or highway driving, brake performance plays a major role in both vehicle and driver safety. Stopping in time allows you to avoid dangerous road accidents, and the distance required to bring the vehicle to a complete halt can make the difference between life and death. At 160 km/h the best-performing competitor stopped 4 metres further away than the Ferodo®equipped car. 4 metres doesn't sound like a long way, but in fact it's the full length of the average sedan on the road today. It can mean complete avoidance of a serious road accident. And compare Ferodo®to the worst competitor tested – we stop you 22 metres quicker!
In urban driving, with the stop-start traffic everyone confronts on a daily basis, the ability to stop quickly and effectively from slower speeds is just as important as at high speeds. At 80 km/h, Ferodo®stops ahead of the competition again. Between 2 to 4 metres is the difference achieve when using Ferodo®brake pads as opposed to competitor brakes.
For the ultimate in safety, brake performance and stopping power, choose Ferodo®OE-quality brake pads.
Safety - Although this test uses speeds of 160 km/h, in the interests of your safety, Ferodo® advocates complete adherence to the legal driving speeds in each country.
- This test was carried out according to Regulation R90 homologation procedures by Federal-Mogul engineers at the MIRA proving ground independent test facility.
- Performed as part of the homologation requirements for a replacement brake pad, Regulation R90.
- Vehicle is braked from 80% of the maximum speed of the vehicle (in this case 160 km/h for Ford C-MAX).
- Vehicle is in a fully laden condition, at Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).
- The stops are carried out using front and rear brakes, with the engine in gear.
- The axle which is not being tested (in this case the rear) is fitted with OES pads and rotors, in the fully bedded condition