The brakes will have been designed/specified with the engine in mind.
Do MB brakes have a reputation for lack of feel?
My 270 CDI has the Sports Pack brakes (twin pot calipers and cross-drilled/ventilated discs) and I have great confidence in them. They are very able to (repeatedly) bring the car to a very rapid stop.
Well mine does not have the sports brakes like yours, so maybe that is why your brakes would be more effective than mine. My brakes are ventilated but not cross drilled, not sure about the calipers
Is not the wrong way round Nick,, the EBC range of pads is easy to check with.
The green pads are the same as we use in our car as an equivalent .
The RED ceramic are softer and bite much easier, and very effective,,the only down side is that you can hear the bite, and the softer pads will wear the disc quicker.
The black are hard pads for racing,, much more energy is needed, and the disc wear is almost nil
No the soft material will always wear the hard one,, a bronze bush will wear a steel shaft down before the bush wears,, and this applies to slow moving parts like King pins, and fast object like dynamo bearingsIsn't that the wrong way round Malc? WRT disc wear?