Video: Mercedes Brake Rotor Upgrade - Really Quick Product Review (SL65, CLS63, SL55, SL63, SLS, C63S, C63)
This week on Really Quick Product Reviews, our Technical Support Lead Kyle Bascombe shows how, if you own a C63 S Mercedes-Benz, upgrading to a better rotor can actually save you money. Did we mention it has performance benefits too?
If you own a 2015 model year or newer Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG, you know it came with a one and a half piece front brake rotor. Replacing this unit at a dealer would cost around $1100 each, but we've got a better, less expensive option.
Our two-piece genuine Mercedes brake rotor upgrade kit was original equipment on an SLS AMG and C63 Black Series. Essentially, it's a fully-floating front brake disc with an anti-corrosion coating. The best part is that it's a plug and play unit, so you won't have any issues with fitment, and is a two-piece upgrade for half the price.
The benefit of something like this is two-fold. First, the entire assembly is several pounds lighter (roughly 5-6 pounds) than the stock unit and since it's unsprung mass, your fuel economy and handling will be improved. Second, since it's two-piece and the hat isn't bonded to the friction surface, the metals can expand and contract separately which is ideal for driving on track during heavy brake use.
Shop the kit here: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mercedes-disc-brake-rotor-front-brembo-2304211212