Continental Tyres Leads 2010 Tyre Tests

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Continental, Europe’s leading car tyre manufacturer has continued to impress industry experts around the world, taking out top honours in numerous well regarded tyres tests.

Continental’s latest generation range of Ultra High Performance car and 4×4 tyres have blown away the competition recording overall top scores and impressive results in the areas of safety, wet and dry grip, noise pollution, braking and steering.

The independent tests were conducted in various European and American locations, in diverse conditions, and using numerous test cars.

The ContiPremiumContact ™2 drove to a first place finish in the first tyre test of 2010, carried out by respected German automotive magazine “Auto Zeitung”

The ContiPremiumContact™ 2 earned top marks for safety in both wet and dry conditions, with test editors praising the product’s “superior wet properties” and “top dry performance.”

The Continental brand also had reason to celebrate, when for the third consecutive year, Continental Tyres was also voted “Best Brand” in the ‘tyre’ category by over 20,000 readers of the same magazine.

The CPC2 continued its streak, placing second in Russian publication Za Rulem’s Summer Tyre Test and taking first place for the “Best Premium Product” presented by Motor magazine in Poland, impressing the judges with “excellent grip in wet and dry” and “precise steering.”

UK magazine, Auto Express awarded the ContiPremiumContact™ 2 winner in its “Product Awards 2010” recognising the very best products to be used in the day to day upkeep of a car.

Judges labelled the tyre “a true all rounder” and claimed “whether the roads are dry or soaked, you know you are on the right rubber with Continental.”

The Continental CrossContact™ UHP was also commended in the same category.

The superior handling of Continental’s products in wet and dry conditions earned the ContiSportContact™ 3 a “highly recommended” in German magazine Auto Zeitung’s Summer Tyre Test.

Another German title ‘Auto Bild Sportscars,’ announced the newly released ContiSportContact™ 5P winner in its Summer UHP Tyre Test.

Recording the best results in dry and wet braking, the magazine declared “ the new ContiSportContact™ 5P sets the benchmark in braking on wet and dry road, and convinces with a stable driving behaviour on the dry track.”

The Continental Cross Contact™ UHP produced the “best stopping distances” and was placed first in Auto Bild’s 4 x 4 Summer Tyre Test, while the ContiPremiumContact™ 2 was awarded a “highly recommended” displaying the shortest stopping distance on dry surfaces.

Continental was also highly commended in the 2010 awards issue of the UK’s no1 modified car magazine, Fast Car. The brand impressed the judges with its emphasis on safety.
The Fast Car Awards celebrated the best of the best in the tuning industry, revealing the most inspirational must-have products. The awards highlight exceptional performance, quality, originality, desirability and value.

The magazine commented; “With an emphasis firmly on safety, Conti make original fitment tyres for top-end rides like AMG Mercs, Audi’s R8 and even Ferrari. Wet weather performance is the best we’ve tested and their rubber looks top-notch too. Conti talks the talk and walks the walk. We like.”

The eagerly awaited results of the summer tyre tests carried out by leading motoring organisations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have also now been published with the ContiSportContact™ 3and the ContiPremiumContact ™2 rated as ‘highly recommended’.

The test featured a total of 36 tyre models, but only five made the ‘highly recommended’ grade. Seven tyres in all were rated as ‘not recommended’.

The testers praised Continental tyres above all for their “extremely balanced driving performance on dry roads and their positive characteristics in the wet”. When it came to assessing their driving characteristics on dry roads, both tyres came top.

Continental has been awarded first place in the annual tyre test by leading motoring magazine Auto Express. The ‘Best Buy’ accolade was won by the premium manufacturer following nine stringent tests on the leading brands available in the UK today.

Auto Express also evaluated price and cabin noise. Continental’s ContiPremiumContact™ 2 scored top marks in the wet cornering, and dry and wet braking tests, coming first overall.

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