Reduction in braking distance. Safety. And even more efficiency.
The ContiVanContact™ 200 is a transporter specialist that has been designed for use in Western and Central Europe. With its sipes in the center of the tread and its grooves, it delivers safety even when driving and braking on rain-soaked roads. Its macro block profile and sturdy tread center deliver precise handling even under heavy loads – on top of which the tire also helps to save fuel thanks to a 15% reduction in rolling resistance (in comparison to the predecessor model). Straight away from the start of production, Continental will produce ten sizes that are suitable for rim diameters ranging from 15 to 16 inches and approved for speeds of up to 210 km/h.
For transporters and vans. Efficiency and safety for daily use. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. High level of efficiency thanks to higher mileage. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including for example the vehicle models Fiat Ducato, Iveco Daily and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
Safe journey thanks to shorter braking distances on wet roads
Safe handling in all situations, even under heavy loads
Considerably reduced rolling resistance for lower fuel consumption and greater efficiency
Safe journey thanks to shorter braking distances on wet roads. New aqua grooves in the shoulder and sipes in the centre of the pattern create a windscreen wiper effect through the sipe edges. The result: vastly improved water dispersion for safe wet braking.
Safe handling in all situations, even under heavy loads. Thanks to the macro block tread pattern, there is improved contact with the road, and the pattern stabilisers increase the stability and rigidity of the tread pattern. The result: optimum driving performance.
Considerably reduced rolling resistance for lower fuel consumption and greater efficiency. A full silica compound with specially adapted polymers leads to reduced energy loss during the deformation of the tyre thanks to strong binding of the polymer chains to the silica. The effect: reduced rolling resistance for higher efficiency.
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.