BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Feb 2019
Vehicle: 2003 sl55amg
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Now that you mention the word grabby, that does describe the brakes on my Corvette. Funny, they felt normal to me until I drove the SL for a week.
I read up on SBC, and it is quite different from other brake systems. The article also mentions that in 2018 MB has extended the warranty on this system to 25 years, so that's good to know.
My SLK 320 didn't have this system, just 2001 to 2011 SL models (and other sedans) and it's been discontinued.
I did notice that the speed sensor tells the system how fast you depressed the pedal. I had to stop suddenly in a parking lot at 5 mph or so when a truck backed out blocking me a few days ago, and it was instant.
I also now see why a slow gentle push on the pedal gives very light braking force. Just a little more push stops the car fine, but it felt strange at first. Now it feels normal, and the Corvette feels grabby.
Thanks, you've set my mind at ease.
Learning all these crazy acronyms takes some time.