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.
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.