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Why are the brakes on the 2010 C300 so strong?

I have an 2003 CLK so I'm used to the way my car brakes which is nice and smooth. I drove a 2010 c300 loaner once and accelerating and braking felt, weird, the brakes were so strong that i would brake very abruptly. Are all the new Benz's like that, including the new E350 coupe?


Also, the C300 felt very "boxy" to me. Does anyone else feel this way?
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I have an 2003 CLK so I'm used to the way my car brakes which is nice and smooth. I drove a 2010 c300 loaner once and accelerating and braking felt, weird, the brakes were so strong that i would brake very abruptly. Are all the new Benz's like that, including the new E350 coupe?


Also, the C300 felt very "boxy" to me. Does anyone else feel this way?
The W212 brakes are in my opinion equally sensitive as those of a W204, at least for the cars in our family. The 221 brakes are more "traditional", one can easily apply brakes smoothly while it is almost impossible with the other models (specifically for one who is more used to the old style brakes).

Braking power at full force is not different but of course on the old style car one has to press the pedal harder.
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You will adjust to the brakes after a week or two, and probably end up preferring them once you've lived with them a bit and see how well they perform.

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You will adjust to the brakes after a week or two, and probably end up preferring them once you've lived with them a bit and see how well they perform.
That might happen if you only drive a W212 or a W204 but at least I have not got used to the "new brakes" after more than one year (driving mostly the 221 but quite often a 204 or a 212 too). But I do admit that someone else could prefer the stronger brake boost.
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