Join Date: Apr 2016
Vehicle: 2002 SLK32 & 2008 SLK 200
Other Toys: 1970 Dodge Challenger RT SE <> 1994 SL320
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standard brake performance vs c200 cgi
Hi, I have my 2008 SLK200 over a month and travelled over 1300km with her. I also have a 2010 w204 with 105000km on the odometer.
What strikes me is the braking behavior of those 2 cars. In slk the brakes are very soft at first 1" of pedal travel, then they grab exponentially. If Istomp on the pedal the car stops in a dime but in traffic the longer pedal travel and gradual action is a bit annoying. Needless to say my 1970 challenger and wife's corolla offer better gripping (faster) brakes.
In w204 the response is linear and braking feels firmer and more aggresive yet very well modulated. w204 has ATE sets all around.
In SLK I changed brake fluid, rear pads and rotors (ATE), front is OEM MB rotors and RAMSA pads looking very goos with plenty of life (like 90%).
How your SLKs (with standard brakes) behave ? Can you compare them to other MB ?