The PremiumContact 6 will be available from tire dealers from early next year in a wide range of sizes. With this new summer tire, Continental successfully bridges the gap between a sedan tire with high ride comfort and a tire for sporty models.
The new PremiumContact 6 unites comfort, precise steering response, maximum safety and good environmental properties in a single product. To this end, the development engineers have come up with new compounds, an innovative tire design that borrows from Continental’s high-tech SportContact 6 tire, and a tread pattern that offers a comfortable ride. The outcome is a product that delivers improvements of up to 15 percent in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and comfort compared to its predecessor.
The new PremiumContact 6 will be manufactured in 70 sizes for rims from16 to 21 inches to fit passenger cars and SUVs. The new tire will gradually replace its successful predecessors, the ContiPremiumContact 5 and ContiSportContact 5, both of which were very popular in the original equipment and replacement markets.