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Boost fuel economy and reduce noise

By autotech-nath on May 11, 2023

Delphi Technologies introduces new bi-metallic, high-carbon alloy brake discs, delivering a 15% weight reduction compared to a single, fully cast-iron disc – helping to improve fuel efficiency and reduce vibration and noise.

The parts feature its new component coating, Magni, engineered to deliver superior corrosion protection from a single layer and is said to further enhance the appearance of the non- drilled, drilled and slotted discs sporting the coating.

Applications included in the initial launch have focused on some of the most popular BMW models. The range is planned to expand soon with applications currently in development for Toyota, Mercedes, Tesla, VAG, Jaguar Land Rover.

Workshop benefits

By choosing these coated discs with many benefits for their customers, the workshop can improve servicing upsells and increase average invoice values. The discs have no oil-film; therefore, they do not require cleaning before installation, and they come with fixing screws for a fast-fit solution out of the box.

“We chose this coating for its ability to enhance corrosion protection while not compromising the other high performing aspects of these brake discs.” comments Laurence Batchelor, Delphi Technologies Global Chassis Lead. “This new range immediately impresses upon fitment and in the long term, as the driver experiences optimum safety and MPG benefits at a time when managing vehicle costs has never been so important.”

In a corrosion stress-test, comparing a BMW OE coated disc vs a Delphi Technologies disc with the Magni coating, the Delphi Technologies disc far outperformed the OE disc; taking 240 hours to show evidence of corrosion compared to the 120 hours of the OE disc.



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