Continental: ATE Ceramic brake winner of the brake test of ADAC, Germany’s largest automobile club

ATE Ceramic brake pads took first place in the ADAC brake test with an overall rating of 1.7.

  • ATE Ceramic ranks highest in a comparison with five other brake systems
  • Outstanding safety and durability: top score for wear resistance, second-best rating for braking distance

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHWALBACH, Germany, 16-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Continental (ETR: CON), a German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company, has announced that the Germany’s largest automobile club ADAC has ranked its brand the ATE Ceramic brake pads first in a comparison with five other brands, winning an overall rating of 1.7 (good). The tests covered a total of six different brake pads and disks, including one OE product, several brand-name brakes and sports brakes, and a budget brake. In combination with Original ATE brake disks, ATE Ceramic brake pads scored well above their competitors in terms of wear. In a test under realistic conditions with heavy braking loads, they achieved an overall rating of 1.0 – more than a full point above the nearest competitor. In the braking distance test they placed second (1.5) and had good friction characteristics. ATE is a brand of the technology company and automotive supplier Continental.

“ATE Ceramic brake pads offer two key advantages: a high degree of safety, as shown by the brake test results, and durability,” says Continental product manager Maik Spengel. “Thanks to their special pad formula they have very low abrasion, which means they generate less brake dust. This not only reduces wear, it benefits the environment – and it ensures satisfied customers for workshops.”

Low wear: The special ATE Ceramic pad formula reduces brake dust, and that also benefits the environment.

“We’re especially happy that the ADAC has confirmed the outstanding characteristics of ATE Ceramic brake pads, following the innovation prize 10 years ago at the tire industry trade fair in Essen,” adds Peter Wagner, head of the OE & Aftermarket Services segment at Continental. “The test results show that ATE brake pads are equal to OE products in every way.”

The complete ADAC test report is available (in German) at

Media contact:

Christopher Schrecke
Head of External Communications
Commercial Vehicles & Services Continental
+49 6196 871605

SOURCE: Continental AG



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