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ContiWinterContact TS 850 Occupies Top Spot in Winter Tire Test from ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS

Sep 26, 2013

  • Both of the Continental premium winter tire sizes tested take the number 1 spot with top marks for performance on wet, snowy, and icy roads
  • Their "outstanding balance" also comes in for special praise
  • 32 tire models for compact to upper medium-sized cars were put to the test

Hanover, September 26, 2013.
ContiWinterContact TS 850 The automobile associations ADAC (Germany), ÖAMTC (Austria), and TCS (Switzerland) today published the results of their joint winter tire test for the two popular sizes 185/60 R 15 T and 225/45 R 17 H. A total of 32 tire models were put to the test in 18 disciplines on snowy, icy, wet, and dry road conditions. The ContiWinterContact TS 850, which is available in sizes from 14" to 17" and is suitable for numerous compact to upper medium-sized car models, took the top spot in both sizes. For the smaller tire, the tire experts from ADAC highlighted its outstanding performance on wet, snowy, and icy roads as well as its exceptional balance. They also attested to the ContiWinterContact TS 850's ability to cut fuel consumption and its minimal wear. For the larger tire too, the ADAC praised this Hanover-made winter tire for its exceptional balance, awarding it top marks for its snow performance and praising its exceptionally good performance on wet and dry roads. They also attested to its minimal wear.

The ContiWinterContact TS 850 is the winter specialist of the leading winter tire manufacturer for vehicles from the compact to upper medium-sized class. It is available in 50 different versions with diameters from 14" to 17" and is suitable for numerous makes of car from European, U.S., and Asian manufacturers. In numerous tire tests conducted back in 2012, it either came out on top or received the very highest recommendation.

Other Continental tires that were awarded the top rating "good" included the new Uniroyal MS plus 77 in 225/45 R 17 H and the well-established Semperit Speed-Grip 2 in 185/60 R 15 T.

Contact:

Alexander Bahlmann

Head of Media & Public Relations

Continental AG l Division Tires

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

Buettnerstraße 25

30165 Hanover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 938-2615

Fax: +49 511 938-2455

Email:
alexander.bahlmann@conti.de

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Klaus Engelhart

Press Spokesman

Passenger and Light Truck /
Two-Wheel Tires

Continental AG l Division Tires

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH

Buettnerstraße 25

30165 Hanover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 938-2285

Fax: +49 511 938-2455

E-Mail:
klaus.engelhart@conti.de

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