Continental, one of the world’s leading brake system manufacturers and suppliers, has expanded its ATE Disc Brake Pad line to cover more than 95% of European vehicles. The expansion brings the current line count to 293-part numbers that can deliver applications for servicing more than 104 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. and Canada. Key applications for both semi-metallic and ceramic formulations include popular models from Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Range Rover, Renault, Saab, smart, Volkswagen and Volvo.
ATE Disc Brake Pads are formulated to strict OE friction specifications and built and tested to meet or exceed OE manufacturers’ quality standards, according to Continental. ATE engineers utilize more than 150 different friction formulations to ensure the pads deliver the ideal braking solution for specific vehicle applications and provide full braking power instantly without fade, squeal or judder. ATE Brake Pads are engineered for low heat transmission to prevent pedal failure and are equipped with underlayers and noise damping sheets to minimize noise and provide a smooth operation.
“ATE aftermarket brake pads have set the standard for friction in Europe and around the globe. We subject our pads to over 50 rigorous tests to make certain that they not only meet OE manufacturers requirements, but also exceed our own even more stringent safety and performance criteria,” said Nathan Killeen, product manager, ATE Brake Systems.