Continental Leads 2012 Tyre Test Results in Europe
Its latest range of premium passenger car tyres has recorded impressive overall marks, particularly in the areas of braking, steering, handling, rolling resistance and safety.
The tests were conducted independently in various locations across Europe, using numerous test cars and a range of conditions.
Recently launched in Australia as the successor to the ContiSportContact™ 3, the ContiSportContact™ 5, suitable for sporty cars and SUVs with sporty driving characteristics, is already a star in Europe and has claimed top spot in many leading tests.
The ContiSportContact™ 5 has been awarded “Best in Test” in the 2012 German Auto Motor und Sport 2012 tyre test, thanks to its safe driving behaviour, low rolling resistance and good aquaplaning.
It has also been called the “boss in the ring” according to German magazine gute fahrt, achieving “best braking performance in the wet” and was noted for being the only tyre with “very good handling and braking results overall”.
Swedish magazine Vi Bilgare is another fan of Continental, testing the ultra high performance ContiSportContact™ 5 P (size 235/35 R19) in parallel to equivalent sized tyres in its 2012 Summer Tyre Test, stating it is “crushing all standard dimension tyres for stopping distance and lap times”.
German industry magazine Auto Bild also “highly recommends” the ContiSportContact™ 5 P, with its high cornering stability, good steering precision on wet roads, its safety buffer for aquaplaning as well as its short braking distances earning the Continental tyre the title of “Top Class Sport Tyre“.
Available in sizes from 18 inch upwards, the ContiSportContact™ 5 P delivers optimal performance in all weather conditions and has been specifically designed to meet the ambitious expectations of the sports vehicle manufacturers, featuring as original equipment on vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
Continental is the number one tyre in Europe, with its products fitted as original equipment on one in every three European-built cars.
Its highly acclaimed range provides the benefits of an extensive product offering which combines excellent braking, maximum grip and low rolling resistance tyres, all with high safety properties.