German engineered safety for wherever you go.
Big journeys don’t need to cost the earth: Thanks to the best balance between tyre size and component distribution, the EcoContact™ 6 and its high-tech silica compound improve rolling resistance, so that you reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Wherever your journey may take you, the EcoContact™ 6 will perfectly adapt to the road conditions. The advanced Green Chili™ 2.0 compound reduces tyre wear, so you can go further.
There is wet performance, there is dry performance and then there is the EcoContact™ 6. With its tailor-made pattern, asymmetric rib and sipe geometry, the EcoContact™ 6 always keeps you in control whatever the conditions.
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
The wet grip rating indicates how well the tire will perform in wet conditions, with performance graded from class A down to class E. A high grade means short braking distances on wet roads.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with fuel consumption increasing for each subsequent class through to E.
This is the external rolling noise generated by the tire, measured in decibels. The label shows the noise level rated in classes from A to C.
In addition to these three label values, there are also pictograms − if applicable − relating to performance in severe snow conditions (3PMSF) and/or grip in icy conditions (the latter applies to passenger car tires only).
With the EU label generator, you can access the specific label values for your Continental tires.
For further details on the new EU Tire Label (2020/740) please click here.