Five Slowest-Braking Vehicles of 2018


Yesterday, The BRAKE Report shared a story from South Africa’s Car magazine on its ten fastest-braking cars of 2018. Here is the same publication’s list of the five slowest-braking vehicles. Read the full story here.

5. Mercedes-Benz X250d 4Matic: 3,42 seconds

The X250d we tested in the May 2018 issue of CAR magazine was fitted with 320 mm and 308 mm ventilated discs fore and aft, and rode on 255/60 R18 Continental Cross Contact X2 rubber. The Mercedes managed an average 100-0 km/h time of 3,42 seconds and a best single stopping time of 3,04, which saw it place fifth on this list. But how will the flagship version, the X350d, do when put it through our punishing braking test? Find out in the March 2019 issue…

1. BAIC X25 1,5 MT Fashion: 3,81 seconds

When we tested the BAIC X25 in the May 2018 issue of CAR magazine, we concluded that this well-specced small crossover showed potential. Unfortunately, poor braking ability and NVH levels overshadowed its commendable attributes. Safety systems such as ABS and EBD are present, but the crossover’s 256 mm ventilated discs up front and 259 mm solid stoppers at the rear managed to stop the 16-inch wheels from turning only after a lengthy average time of 3,81 seconds, garnering it the title of the slowest-braking vehicle we tested all year.

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