The new IceContact 2 has 50% more studs, newly designed and optimally distributed. Because of the studs arrangement, they always roll on unused ice, insuring improved grip on ice.
Through a new technology, Continental¹s new IceContact™ 2 ensures maximum grip, and, therefore increased safety and driving comfort.
The IceContact™ 2 keeps a firm contact with the ice during braking. Therefore, the tire boasts shorter braking distances on ice and improved ice traction and handling.
The tire¹s design features inside and outside blocks. The inside blocks increase snow friction, while the outside blocks increase lateral stiffness. In the end, this helps enhance snow and handling performance.
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.