Summer tire from Continental wins the first test phase to qualify for the final and is now available from dealers in 70 sizes for rims from 16 to 21 inches
Full AutoBild test report available from March 10, 2017
With the shortest aggregate braking distances on wet and dry roads, the new PremiumContact 6 in size 225/50 R 17 finished top in the first part of the summer tire test run by AutoBild and duly qualified for the second test phase. Only the top 20 from a total of 52 tires from European, American and Asian manufacturers will make it to the final round. The magazine’s testers fitted the tires to a 3-series BMW and braked them to a standstill from 100 km/h on dry roads and from 80 km/h in the wet.
At 69.9 meters, the PremiumContact 6 was the only tire to remain below 70 m when the two test results were added together. With this new summer tire, Continental successfully bridges the gap between a sedan tire with high ride comfort and a tire for sporty models and SUVs. The new PremiumContact 6 combines the highest safety characteristics with a high level of comfort, good environmental performance and a precise steering response. The outcome is a product that delivers an improvement in mileage of up to 15 percent and a reduction in rolling resistance of five percent, without compromising on safety characteristics. The premium products from Continental with their top-level safety characteristics make a very specific direct contribution to greater road safety and thus support the leading German tire manufacturer’s long-term target positioning: Vision Zero. The new PremiumContact 6 is now available from dealers in 70 sizes for rims from 16 to 21 inches to fit passenger cars and SUVs and will gradually replace its two predecessors, the ContiPremiumContact 5 and ContiSportContact 5.
The Uniroyal RainSport 3 from the Continental brand portfolio has also qualified for the second test phase. With an aggregate braking distance of 71.1 m it finished in sixth place in the brake test. The full test results will be published in the 10/2017 issue of AutoBild which will be available from March 10, 2017.