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New BMW X1 Fitted with Continental Tires


BMW sends its new X1 on the road on Continental tires coming from the factory. © BMW AG

  • Original equipment approvals for EcoContact 6 Q in 18, 19 and 20 inches
  • BMW relies on tires with exceptionally low rolling resistance and low rolling noise
  • WinterContact TS 860 S winter tire approved for after-sales business

Hanover, Germany, January 12, 2023. Continental has received original equipment approvals for the new compact SUV BMW X1 and is supplying the Munich-based premium manufacturer with EcoContact 6 Q tires in 18, 19 and 20 inches. And with the WinterContact TS 860 S, BMW dealerships are offering an exceptionally safe winter tire to get you through the cold months.

Continental developed the EcoContact 6 Q to support highly economical driving, whatever your vehicle’s drive type. This is achieved thanks to a special rubber compound that reduces energy absorption through the tire while the vehicle is in motion, which, in turn, reduces friction. In addition, Continental has optimized the tire tread and so further reduced rolling noise. The EcoContact 6 Q is also characterized by its exceptionally long service life and outstanding handling.

Continental WinterContact TS 860 S for the winter months

BMW X1 drivers can now also purchase the WinterContact TS 860 S, which has been officially approved for after-sales business, from tire dealers and BMW car dealerships. The development of this winter tire was aimed at ensuring precise handling on dry roads and outstanding handling characteristics in the snow.


Continental is supplying BMW with EcoContact 6 Q tires in 18, 19 and 20 inches for its new BMW X1 compact SUV. © BMW AG

The following products and sizes are approved for the BMW X1 in numerous countries:

EcoContact 6 Q, 225/55 R18 102Y XL

EcoContact 6 Q, 245/45 R19 102Y XL

EcoContact 6 Q, 245/40 R20 99Y XL

ProContact GX, 225/55 R18 102H XL (USA only)

ProContact GX, 245/45 R19 102H XL (USA only)

WinterContact TS 860 S, 205/65 R17 100H XL

WinterContact TS 860 S, 205/60 R18 99H XL

WinterContact TS 860 S, 225/55 R18 102H XL

WinterContact TS 860 S, 245/45 R19 102H XL


BMW has decided to factory-fit the new X1 with the EcoContact 6 Q from Continental.


For the winter season, the Continental WinterContact TS 860 S is available from BMW dealerships.

Henry Schniewind
Henry Schniewind

Head of External Communications

Continental Tires

Büttnerstrasse 25

30165 Hanover, Germany

+49 (0) 511 938 21810