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Continental Winter Tire Tops the Podium in ADAC Test


  • VanContact Winter wins comparative test against 14 competitors
  • Passenger car winter tire scores second-highest rating awarded

In the winter tire test published today by automobile clubs ADAC (Germany), ÖAMTC (Austria) and TCS (Switzerland), the VanContact Winter tire from Continental finished in first place among the 205/65 R 16 C tires. The VanContact Winter won through against 14 competitors from European, Asian and American tire brands. This specialist for light commercial vehicles and vans was the only tire in the test to score good marks on both wet and dry roads and its low fuel consumption was also rated “good”.

In the 185/65 R 15 category for compact cars, the WinterContact TS 860 from Continental was rated “satisfactory”, the second-highest rating awarded. The tire performed particularly well in the wet, on dry asphalt and on snow. The test line-up included 15 other tires from international brands.


Klaus Engelhart
Klaus Engelhart

Press Spokesman Passenger Car Tires Germany

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