Here are our recommendations in terms of break-in:
The brakes of the S60 and V60 Polestar are of high performance with genes from the racing circuits and require special treatment in order to reach their full potential. With all-new brakes and after service of brakes you need to bed in the brakes. This is a running in where you periodically heat the brakes to a high working temperature. The brakes will of course work properly without bedding them in, but this is recommended to perform in order to get maximum performance.
NOTE! Perform the bedding of the brakes in a safe area, preferably on a closed circuit.
1. 20 light slowdowns from 70 km/h to 30 km/h, with a gap of 500 meters
2. 10 medium slowdowns from 90 km/h to 50 km/h, with a gap of 1000 meters
3. 10 hard slowdowns (without activating the ABS system) from 120 km/h to 50 km/h, as close in distance as you can in order to get the brakes really hot.
4. End by driving 10 kilometres without braking hard in order to cool the brakes down.
– For a continued maximised functionality you are recommended to brake forcefully periodically. The brakes are constructed to be used on a high level and often.
– We recommend to change to new brake fluid ahead of a circuit visit or other inspired driving activities.
– We recommend to heat up the brakes after washing the car to secure maximum performance.
– Just as with all engines, we recommend a careful running in for at least the first 1000 kilometres. After 1000 kilometres you can start using the engine at higher revs (over 4000 rpm) more regularly at high load. This ensures the engine and gearbox to deliver high performance long term. Polestar also recommends using the highest possible octane on the fuel in order to get maximum power and minimum consumption, although it is not a requirement.