Power Stop LLC has introduced the new Euro-Stop brake kits, the company’s first complete brake kit for European vehicles with ECE-R90 certified components. Each kit includes a perfectly matched set of pads, rotors, sensors (where applicable) and hardware (where applicable) for those seeking OE-level quality for less than the new car dealer. All Euro-Stop Brake Kits are engineered to meet the strict European ECE-R90 standards, ensuring OEM performance and safety.
In North America, there is no government regulation that requires brake parts to be certified to meet OE specifications prior to being sold. In the European Union, ECE-R90 certification is required for all replacement brake pads and disc brake rotors sold and assures that disc brake pads and disc brake rotors match OE tolerances and performance within 15 percent. This certification guarantees the same performance as the OE brake component.
“After thorough research and testing, we are pleased to introduce Euro-Stop brake kits. An industry first! Many customers wanted Power Stop to expand its offering to include an OEM equivalent quality brake solution for their European vehicles without the high costs associated with OE parts purchased from the car dealer,” said Arvin Scott, Power Stop CEO. “The Euro-Stop brake kits are perfect for the daily driver and our Z23 1-Click Brake kit addresses the spirited daily driver who prefers the upgraded performance of Carbon-Fiber Ceramic technology combined with the benefits of our drilled and slotted performance brake rotors.”
Power Stop has teamed up with one of the world’s leading OE manufacturers in Germany to supply Euro-Stop brake pads. The company says the high-carbon Euro-Stop disc brake rotor metallurgy improves the coefficient of friction for increased performance, optimizes thermal conductivity for resistance to thermal distortion and cracking and improves damping qualities to greatly reduce the possibility of brake pad squeal. Euro-Stop disc brake rotors are then machined to OES specifications for quiet, smooth braking without pulsation, the company states. Power Stop also applied GEOMET coating to each rotor to resist corrosion. Electronic wear sensors supplied by an OEM manufacturer are included where applicable, and stainless steel hardware also is included where applicable.
The first phase release of Euro-Stop Brake Kits cover 87 percent of European vehicles on the road in North America. Vehicles covered include the 2000-’13 Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche, Saab, Volkswagen and Volvo.