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Summer Scoop for Continental in 2016 Auto Express Product Awards


Continental has started the summer season with a coveted award from the UK's no1 weekly selling car magazine, Auto Express, scooping ‘Best Summer Tyre’ with the Continental ContiSportContact 5.

On the winning performance of the ContiSportContact 5, Auto Express said; “Rarely do we see such a dominant performance in our tests, but it was clear as soon as we started compiling the results that Continental was going to retain its 17-inch title. Four wins and three runner-up spots left little doubt and gave the ContiSportContact 5 a bigger margin of victory than in the close-run 2013 test.”

The summer tyre test accolade celebrates the best of the best in the summer tyre market, revealing the most inspirational products for the summer season. The tests highlight exceptional performance, quality, safety and desirability, Offering motoring enthusiasts confidence when looking for their next product purchase.

Scott Benbow, Product Marketing Manager at Continental said; “We are delighted to have been commended by Auto Express yet again in the latest summer tyre test. The summer tyre test pitted the Continental ContiSportContact 5 against ten competitor tyres in size 225/45R17. The award recognises our summer specialist across a broad spectrum, taking top spot in dry handling, dry braking, wet handling and wet braking. The ContiSportContact 5 has taken the summer market by storm, with multiple tyre test wins since its launch, reiterating our leading position for safety.”

With Shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent road grip and safety when cornering and reduced fuel consumption, The ContiSportContact 5 is available in a range of sizes from 17 inch upwards for cars and 18 inch upwards for SUV.

For the full product tests on Auto Express, visit

Alexander Bahlmann
Kai Rühling

Senior PR Consultant & Content Management Passenger & Light Truck Tires EMEA
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