The asymmetrical tread pattern ensures excellent cornering stability.
The tire's grooves provide good drainage and protection against aquaplaning.
The tire's design allows for ultimate road performance.
The magazine 'Autozeitung' (11/2005) tested the size 255/55 R 18 Y fitted to the VW Touareg V8.
Quality rating for the Conti4x4SportContact: "1st place – Highly recommended" (Test winner)
"The main forte of the Conti4x4SportContact is its exemplary safe driving characteristics at all times. It responds with extreme precision even on gravel and in the wet."
AUTO BILD alles allrad tested 4 summer road tires and 4 all year round road tires in size 255/55 R 18 H - Y.
Overall result: "Exemplary" (test winner)
Strengths: "Best mark on wet and dry tracks, very good directional control and steering precision, great safety while aquaplaning"
1x "Recommended with restrictions"
1x "Not recommended"
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.