I just fitted a set of ATE Brake pads and rotors because I was really sick cleaning the black brake dust on my wheels. I had tried the Bendix HD pads with no appreciable difference and figured they were worth a try. I have been using them on a Mercedes for 2 years and never had any black brake dust on those wheels.
Now that the discs and pads have bedded in the feel is fine, very similar to the Bendix HD I had been using with the OE rotors.
Here is a photo of the wheels after 2000 km towing a camper trailer and traveling on National Parks tracks.
These pads are more expensive and most VW workshops should be able to access them.
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