The EcoContact™ 6 strikes an optimal balance between tyre size and components distribution. The high-tech compound provides robust connections between the silica and the rubber. This allows an optimal adaptation to varying road conditions, which ultimately improves the tyre’s rolling resistance and fuel consumption.
The advanced Green Chili™ 2.0 compound adapts to the road surface, which leads to a reduction in the rubber loss throughout its life cycle. As a result, mileage is increased.
The EcoContact™ 6 offers a tailor-made pattern, resulting in the best compromise between dry and wet performance. It further increases the safety in handling situations such as lane changes. And due to its innovative asymmetric rib and sipe geometry, the tyre always keeps the contact with the road.
The German magazine Moove (new mobility Podcast from auto motor und sport) has published in their issue 03/2019 a Summer Premium and Eco Tire Test 2019. The tested tire size were 205/55 R16 91 V, 225/45 R 17 94 W and 155/70 R 19 84 Q, test vehicle was a VW eGolf.
This is the first published European Magazine tire test on an e-Car. The weighting of this magazine test is safety oriented.
Main test size was 205/55 R 16. 225/45 R 17 was added as the usual wide base tire on the Golf. As concept tire the magazine added a 155/70 R 19 OE tall and narrow tire from the BMW i3, this tire is too tall for the vehicle and for that reason no Rating was given.
The test was conducted by Moove (ams) at the Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany (wet and dry tests).
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Recommended
About our PremiumContact™ 6
+ Low Rolling Resistance
+ High Range
+ Satisfactory driving dynamics on dry
+ Safe wet braking
- Few balanced and sensitive to load changes in wet handling
- Hydroplaning Protection needs improving
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.