Safety on the road often comes down to stopping distance. If your car can handle quick braking, it can often mean the difference between a hard collision and a near miss. At Arizona Bimmer Motor Werks in Scottsdale, AZ, we know our brand makes some of the safest vehicles on the road today. When you make an appointment for a BMW brake service check, you’ll help ensure your car continues to have the best stopping power on the market.
It seems like a contradiction to discuss how fast a vehicle can decelerate, but recognizing a hazard while cruising at 60 mph to bringing the car to a dead stop is no joke. A lot goes into how vehicles respond to depressing the brake pedal, not just how new or what kind of pads are on your vehicle. Other factors include tire conditions, driver impairment, vehicle upkeep, and overall speed.
Perhaps the most significant influence over how fast a vehicle comes to a halt involves the weather. Slick, wet roads may severely inhibit stopping time, which is why consumer reports testing measures these factors when examining a car’s overall deceleration distance. These examinations look at stopping power on both wet and dry pavement and average results to get a number that you can rely on.
While BMWs generally perform well in these tests, there is one model that gave outstanding results. The 2015 M3 gave quite a showing with its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six, offering excellent acceleration from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds. With a stopping distance of 99 feet, it certainly shows that it can help avoid accidents reliably, even with so much power behind it.
More recently, the 2020 BMW M235i coupe shows similar promise with an impressive stopping distance of only 115 feet. Since it comes standard with automatic emergency braking, we would expect nothing less. Getting BMW brake service regularly means you too will have such stopping power at your disposal. Don’t forget to ask about different pad options available when making an appointment, so your car will be fitted with brakes that best fits your driving style, keeping safety first and your sweet ride looking cherry from dawn until dusk!