Audi is the latest major vehicle manufacturer to adopt Ferodo’s environmentally-friendly technology on their braking platforms, following Mercedes’ OE-fitment of Eco-Friction pads on its most recent C-Class application.
As a braking pioneer, Ferodo will bring this OE-approved ecological technology into the Aftermarket with a full range of low- and zero-copper Eco-Friction brake pads.
The range will cover 90 per cent of the existing premier range and will rise to 95 per cent coverage by early 2016.
The range boasts less copper, heavy metal content and lower emissions dust.
Latest tests have shown that Eco-Friction pads also provide significant stopping improvements over traditional copper-based components: an Eco-Friction-equipped Mk6 Volkswagen Golf, for example, benefits from a 10 per cent reduction in stopping distance from 100km/h.
Silvano Veglia, product director, braking, EMEA Aftermarket, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, said: “Eco-Friction proves that with significant investment, ecological solutions do not have to come at the expense of safety, performance or durability.”
Federal-Mogul offers technical support information to garages and distributors as part of the aftermarket launch, ensuring that the performance and environmental advantages of Eco-Friction can be experienced by as many customers as possible.
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