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Using the term "cash cow" only serves to demonstrate complete lack of engineering knowledge.

The best way to have brakes last 100K miles is to never use them. If there truly is a brake/rotor combination out there that will last that long, it won't stop a car.

You absolutely/positively cannot improve on Mercedes brakes by changing pads or rotors from OE specification.

Somebody probably is in a consipiracy to get you, but it isn't Mercedes.
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Sorry, did you say something ?

Since you work at a MB parts retailer, which rotor/pad combo from your linked website is better all around
than MB OE ?

Brembo/Zimmer/Centric/EBC
Akenobo/Zurid/Pagid/PBR/Textar/Bendix/Centric.

Or by simply agreeing, are you saying I should not buy ANY of these and stick to genuine MB parts ?

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Before I am slammed as an MB trasher, I am asking based on a report done
by a reputable car mag which claims the OEM brakes on a certain vehicle make (luxury)
will last 100K miles (not kilometers) based on their presumably reputable testing.
While stationed in Stuttgart Deutschland 1999-2000 I had my fair share of MB's and BMW's
I regularly cruised at 150Kilometres/Hour, not unheard of going in the AutoBahn 200 Kilometres/Hour
Often times there would be Road Debris or a Schtau and let me tell you something, this is the living truth; my MB stopped and with authority and without
bucking.
You try doing 200 clicks; and stop when you need to; you'll see what I mean.
Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel- Braking System are LIFE SAVING and AMAZING to experience.
( Yes I've owned quite a few in my time )

100,000 Miles? Doubtful here in USA especially in the Big City with Stop and Go Traffic.

Draw your own conclusions.

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I just read thru the Escalade article: what does it have to do with this thread? I'm scared to see it averaged 9 mpg....

'87 300E: sold after 11years @ 230k & still on the road somewhere in rural Tennessee.

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I just read thru the Escalade article: what does it have to do with this thread? I'm scared to see it averaged 9 mpg....
mlfun seems to this this on a regular basis. He refers to links as if they bolster his point. When asked why he refered to a link that doesn't agree with his point, he doesn't respond. Since impressions are based on individual posts, he's given himself quite the air. Could it be that he's hopeful no one reads his grounds for belief?
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I just read thru the Escalade article: what does it have to do with this thread? I'm scared to see it averaged 9 mpg....
I thought the same info is in the online version. I refer you to the
print version of the same article.
Don't any of you subscribe to Car and Driver ?
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mlfun seems to this this on a regular basis. He refers to links as if they bolster his point. When asked why he refered to a link that doesn't agree with his point, he doesn't respond. Since impressions are based on individual posts, he's given himself quite the air. Could it be that he's hopeful no one reads his grounds for belief?
See previous post ... its in the print version.
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You thought something was in the link you posted, but it really isn't there. Hmm . . . . . . did you consider "reading" the link before using it?

Are you comparing the ML and the Escalade based on an abbreviated C&D article about the Cadillac? If so, the link leaves out some interesting tidbits that are contained in the print version:
  • The Cadillac’s flexible service scheduler appears to get confused and skip oil changes (it went 18K between changes)
  • Der 'Lade averaged 11 MPG for 40,000 miles.
  • The wiper fell off.
  • The drive belt tensioner that came apart.
Regarding the brakes, yes, due to the fact that the Escalade's transmission is designed to assist in stopping with ENGINE BRAKING, it’s brake pads may last a long time. I wonder how long the transmission will hold up.

Speaking of brakes, the Cadillac XLR is based on a Corvette, right?



Yet the ML63 stops from 60 MPH in a shorter distance than that same Cadillac XLR. Maybe, just maybe, Mercedes-Benz knows what they’re doing in the braking department.
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I'm a long way from a braking expert, but I am content with the OEM pads/rotors that the M-B engineers specified for my car. For that matter, I use OEM brakes on my Camry and Acclaim. I have never "tested" them with a few panic stops, but I am confident that all of my cars will stop as efficiently as possible using OEM.

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