While developing our premium tires, we consider each and every safety and performance aspect. The result: top ratings for Continental tires – around the world. Continental not only claims to produce world‐class tires of highest quality standard. We can actually prove it, too: Our multi‐award-winning tires are regurlary tested by independent international magazines.
Since 2007, Continental products have received the highest recommendations in almost 80% of all tests. Furthermore, the company has been voted the top tire brand by renowned car magazines such as AutoBild and AutoZeitung and warded the best of 50 years test by auto motor sport.
And our constant tire development will keep this tradition up.
These are just a few of our test results:
The German magazine "Auto Zeitung" publishes in its issue (08/2015) a SUV Summer Tire Test for the tire size 215/65 R16 H/V. Test vehicle was a VW Tiguan.The test was conducted by Auto Zeitung on Continental's proving ground in Uvalde/Texas.
Rating for the ContiPremiumContactTM 5: "highly recommended"
About our ContiPremiumContactTM 5:
+ balanced tire
+ efficient and safe tire
In issue 4/2015, AutoBild sportscars (D) has published the Summer Tire Test 2015. The tire size was 255/35 R 19 (front axle) and 275/35 R 19 (rear axle). Test car was a BMW M4.
The test was conducted by AutoBild sportscars on the Wachauring, Austria in cooperation with Vredestein.
Rating for the ContiSportContactTM 5 P: "good"
About our ContiSportContact 5P
+ Satisfying handling properties
- Slight delay in center response on dry roads
- Significant under steering behavior on wet roads
- Average braking
The Automotive Clubs ADAC (D) / OEAMTC (A) / TCS (CH) and the consumer organization Stiftung Warentest (D) have published the Summer Tire Test 2015 on their homepages (www.adac.de / www.oeamtc.at / www.tcs.ch / www.test.de)
- 185/60 R14 82H
- 205/55 R16 91V
The tests were carried out at the following proving grounds:
- All criteria on Wet Road, Fuel Consumption, Noise: Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany.
- All criteria on Dry Road: Bridgestone, Rome, Italy.
- Mileage 185/60 R14: Bridgestone Wear Machine, Rome, Italy.
- Mileage 205/55 R16: ADAC Wear Test around Landsberg, Bavaria, Germany.
- High Speed Test conducted by TU Darmstadt, Germany.
Rating for the ContiPremiumContactTM 5: "Good/Highly recommended" (Testwinner)
About our ContiPremiumContactTM 5 (produced in Lousado plant):
+ well balanced tire
+ very good on wet road
+ best in wet handling
+ very good also on dry road
In their April issue, Auto Bild Allrad (D) has published the 4x4 Summer Tire Test. The tested tire size was 215/65 R16 H/V, test vehicle a VW Tiguan.
The test was conducted by Auto Bild Allrad
- on the Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany (wet tests) and
- on Goodyear's proving ground in USA / San Angelo (all other tests).
Rating for the CrossContactTM UHP: "recommended"
About the Continental CrossContactTM UHP
+ very short stopping distances especially in the wet
+ amazing good traction on grass and mud
- average hydroplaning performance
- noise performance
The German magazine Auto Zeitung has published in their issue 21/2014 the Winter Tire Test 2014. The tested tire size was 205/55 R16 91H, test vehicle Seat Leon 1,4 TSI ACT. The test was conducted by Auto Zeitung on the following proving grounds:
- Nokian Ivalo, Finnland (winter tests)
- Goodyear Mireval, France (wet and dry tests)
Result for the ContiWinterContactTM TS 850: "Testwinner"
About our ContiWinterContact TS 850:
+ very safe tire on snow, wet and dry
+ Snow-King "Schnee-König"
+ low fuel consumption
+ good hydroplaning and stable driving behavior in the wet
In it's October's issue 10/2014, AutoBild sportscars (D) has published the Winter Tire Test 2014. The tested tire size was 235/35 R19 W/V and the test vehicle BMW M 135i.
The test was conducted by AutoBild sportscars in cooperation with Pirelli at Vizzola, Italy and Alvsbyn, Sweden.
Result for the ContiWinterContactTM TS 850 P (235/35 R19 W/V): "vorBILDlich"
About our ContiWinterContactTM TS 850 P:
+ convincing winter tire with "vorbildlicher" performance on wet road
+ very good wet and dry handling, good steering response, precise side force build up
+ short braking distance of snowy and wet road
+ low rolling resistance
The German magazine auto motor und sport (ams) has published in their issue 20/2014 the Winter Tire Test 2014. The tested tire size was 205/55 R16 H on a VW Golf. The test was conducted by ams at following proving grounds:
- Nokian, Ivalo/Finnland (winter tests)
- Contidrom, Jeversen/Germany (dry and wet tests).
Result for the ContiWinterContactTM TS 850: "Highly recommended"
About our Continental TS 850:
+ good snow Performance
+ best balanced tire
+ low rolling resistance
+ best on wet
- dynamic driving behavior on snow, not recommendable for cars without ESP