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Continental Expands ATE Disc Brake Pad Line to European Vehicles

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Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has expanded its ATE Disc Brake Pad line to cover over 95% of European vehicles. 

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has expanded its ATE Disc Brake Pad line to cover over 95% of European vehicles. The expansion brings its 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.

Continental says ATE Disc Brake Pads are formulated to strict OE friction specifications and built and tested to meet or exceed OE manufacturers’ quality standards. The company says that ATE engineers utilize more than 150 different friction formulations to ensure that the pads deliver the ideal braking solution for specific vehicle applications and provide full braking power instantly without fade, squeal, or judder.

“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,” says Nathan Killeen, product manager, ATE Brake Systems.

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