Prepared for what's around the corner
For SUVs and off-road vehicles
For comfortable driving on the road. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Good cornering stability. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including for example the models Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg.
For high-performance four-wheel drive vehicles
For high-performance vehicles we have developed a 4x4 tire that also performs well at high road speeds. Its asymmetrical tread pattern with the compact outer shoulder area provides for cornering stability. Wide tread grooves divert the water and protect against aquaplaning. The tread blocks are staggered for a quiet and comfortable ride.
- Good cornering stability through asymmetric tread pattern
- Good protection against aquaplaning
- Suitable for high-speed road use
- Excellent comfort and noise levels
Good cornering stability.
The asymmetrical tread pattern with its compact outer shoulders ensures excellent cornering stability.
Good protection against aquaplaning.
Wide tread grooves provide good drainage and protect against aquaplaning.
Suitable for high-speed road use.
The asymmetrical tread pattern design with wide shoulder lugs ensures ultimate road performance.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.