(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --Coverage of Genuine European Pads Expanded to Include Dozens of Late-Model Audi, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Applications
Southfield, Michigan, October 28, 2015.Federal-Mogul Motorparts' new line of genuine Ferodo® original equipment-quality replacement brake pads has been expanded to cover dozens of additional late-model applications, increasing the line's coverage to 98 percent of European nameplate passenger vehicles registered in North America. The new coverage, available immediately, includes several popular Audi, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen models up to and including the 2015 model year. Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
The availability of Ferodo Premier brake pads in North America enables parts distributors and service providers to leverage the brand's clear leadership among European vehicle manufacturers. Ferodo brake pads are fitted as original equipment on eight of Europe's top 10 best-selling passenger car models.
"A true European OE-quality replacement brake pad is the preferred choice of many North American consumers who own European models, and of technicians," said Christopher Battershell, director of brake product management, North America, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "By relying on Ferodo Premier pads, service professionals can be certain they are installing brake technologies used by leading vehicle manufacturers and thousands of automotive service businesses across Europe."
Each Ferodo Premier pad set includes the same advanced, OE-quality friction formulation and pad design preferred by European customers and has been tested to comply with European R90 certification standards. R90 regulates testing protocols and acceptance criteria for European replacement brake parts on passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other vehicles. Additionally, each pad offers performance advantages that have made Ferodo a leading choice of European OEMs. In high-speed testing performed by Federal-Mogul engineers in Europe, using European standards, these replacement brake pads offered superior stopping power and outperformed the competition in benchmark tests for low noise, braking consistency, durability, and wet and dry braking.
In addition to the more than 200 pad sets introduced earlier this year, Federal-Mogul Motorparts now offers the following Ferodo sets covering nearly 550,000 additional vehicles in operation in the U.S. and Canada:
FDB4163 Mercedes-Benz B250 (2013-2014); CLA250 (2014); SLK250 and SLK350 (2012-2014) (All rear)
FDB4169 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG (2014-2015); GL350, GL450 and GL550 (2013-2015); GL63 AMG (2014); GLA45 AMG (2015); ML250 (2015); ML350 (2012-2015); ML400 (2015); ML550 (2012-2015); ML63 AMG (2012-2014); SLK55 AMG (2012-2015) (All rear)
FDB4432 Land Rover LR4 (2010-2015); Range Rover Sport (2013) (All rear)
FDB4433 Audi A3 and A3 Quattro (2015-2016); Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf (2015) (All front)
FDB4434 Audi A3 and A3 Quattro (2015); Volkswagen e-Golf (2015) (All rear)
FDB4465 Audi A6 and A6 Quattro (2016); A8 Quattro (2015); RS7 (2015-2016); S6 (2016) (All rear)
FDB4466 Audi A8 Quattro (2015); RS7 (2016) (All front)
FDB4467 Audi R8 (2012-2015); RS5 (2013-2015) (All front)
FDB4468 Audi A6 and A6 Quattro (2016); S6 (2013-2016); S7 (2013-2015) (All front)
FDB4485 Audi Q3 and Q3 Quattro (2016); Volkswagen Golf, GTI and Passat (2015) (All rear)
FDB4587 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG (2014-2015); GL350, GL450 and GL550 (2013-2015); GL63 AMG (2014); GLA45 AMG (2015); ML250 (2015); ML350 (2012-2015); ML400 (2015); ML550 (2012-2015); ML63 AMG (2012-2014); SLK55 AMG (2012-2015) (All rear)
With more than 100 years of OE and aftermarket leadership, the Ferodo brand is a European friction product manufacturing leader. To learn more about the availability of genuine Ferodo brake pads for European vehicles operated in North America, please visit www.ferodo.com, contact your automotive parts distributor or Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative, and/or visit the Federal-Mogul Motorparts exhibit (No. 3217) at next week's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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