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When I test drove the eDrive40, I found it very hard to modulate braking. I have no issues with the regenerative braking (been driving a Tesla for 3 years), but the brake pedal’s bite is hard to estimate. Just a little touch of the brake pedal and the bite point comes super early and jolts the whole car. Did anyone else felt this?

Having said that, I also test drove the M50 at another dealership couple days later and found it to be less of an issue. I’m not sure if I just got better at modulating the i4 brakes, or if the brakes were any different between the 40 and M50?

I ordered the 40 but the grabby brakes make it really hard to drive in stop and go traffic and that really concerns me…
 

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You can adjust the Regen.
The pedal isn't actually connected to anything but a wire. The computer decides how much Regen vs real brakes.

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If you still have problems with this next time you drive it, see if you like the one-pedal driving mode. Knock the shifter sideways into "B", and then you simply let off the accelerator and the car slows all the way to a stop. You only touch the brake pedal if you need to stop in a hurry.
 
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If you still have problems with this next time you drive it, see if you like the one-pedal driving mode. Knock the shifter sideways into "B", and then you simply let off the accelerator and the car slows all the way to a stop. You only touch the brake pedal if you need to stop in a hurry.
Good point I forgot to try B mode, will try it out next time
 

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So if I were to set the regen to high, the brake pedal would be less grabby?
Probably, but that's just "B" mode.
I don't have a car to test and tell you.

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When I test drove the eDrive40, I found it very hard to modulate braking. I have no issues with the regenerative braking (been driving a Tesla for 3 years), but the brake pedal’s bite is hard to estimate. Just a little touch of the brake pedal and the bite point comes super early and jolts the whole car. Did anyone else felt this?

Having said that, I also test drove the M50 at another dealership couple days later and found it to be less of an issue. I’m not sure if I just got better at modulating the i4 brakes, or if the brakes were any different between the 40 and M50?

I ordered the 40 but the grabby brakes make it really hard to drive in stop and go traffic and that really concerns me…
Did you have the 20" wheels on the M50? Maybe you had the bigger discs...
 

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If the brakes were different, you just might have your explanation...
Technically shouldn’t the M sport brakes have more bite though? Kind of confused😅 although I suppose it could also be a difference in Regen setting. The first time I drove the 40 I was in a hurry and didn’t check the regen setting, the second time I drove the M50 I set that to high. But I totally forgot about B mode both times…
 

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When I test drove the eDrive40, I found it very hard to modulate braking. I have no issues with the regenerative braking (been driving a Tesla for 3 years), but the brake pedal’s bite is hard to estimate. Just a little touch of the brake pedal and the bite point comes super early and jolts the whole car. Did anyone else felt this?

Having said that, I also test drove the M50 at another dealership couple days later and found it to be less of an issue. I’m not sure if I just got better at modulating the i4 brakes, or if the brakes were any different between the 40 and M50?

I ordered the 40 but the grabby brakes make it really hard to drive in stop and go traffic and that really concerns me…
I experienced the exact same behavior between e40 and m50 on back-to-back test drives. e40's brakes were much more touchy and harder to modulate. Both were driven in B-mode.
 
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Same experience on the Mach-E, but the feeling faded away after a month and a half or so. Takes time to get used to then it feels like normal brakes again.
 
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