German engineered safety to handle every icy road.
The IceContact™ 3 sets a new benchmark for winter driving. The combination of two stud types and its innovative distribution in the pattern delivers unparalleled levels of grip, ultra-secure handling and even shorter braking distances.
The special groove pattern leads water and slush directly away from the centre of the tread, delivering perfect road contact and minimized aquaplaning and slushplaning.
Bridges between the tread blocks ensure higher stiffness and stability for an improved dry handling performance.
Furthermore, rapeseed oil in the compound keeps the tread flexible at the lowest temperatures, enabling optimum adaptation to the road surface, increased grip and snow performance.
Continental’s extensive experience in building studded tyres has led to a worldwide unique and patented process for securely anchoring the special coated stud in the tyre. The result is a long-lasting performance and safety over the lifetime of the tyre.
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.