The crystal silica composition enables superior braking performance especially in terms of wet road conditions. While keeping the safety performance at the maximum level, the mileage improved significantly – a solved conflict in tyre development.
The wear-optimised polymer blend provides an outstanding improvement of more than 15% in mileage performance. In addition, the smooth pattern stiffness improves driving comfort and mileage, and lowers the exterior noise.
The advanced macro-block design ensures maximum control and cornering stability. Furthermore, the asymmetric rib geometry provides a better grip under the effect of lateral forces.
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: Test Winner, Highly Recommended
About our PremiumContact™ 6:
+ Shortest braking distances wet and dry
+ Very safe and easy controllable
+ Discreet sporty characteristics
- Outstanding wet grip demands tribute in Rolling Resistance and range
- Weak in Hydroplaning
The German magazine Auto Bild has published in issue 9/2019 their “Summer Tire Super Test 2019”.
The tested tire size was 225/45 R17 91/94 W/Y, test vehicle was a BMW 1 series. This test is a special test with 53 participating products. The evaluation consists of 2 parts: Part 1: wet/dry braking test: selection of the best 20 products. Part 2: Complete test of only the finalists including wear performance and price. The test was conducted by Auto Bild in cooperation with Michelin and Hankook on following proving grounds: Papenburg, Germany, Idiada, Spain and Narbonne, France.
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Exemplary 2019 & Eco-Master 2019
About our PremiumContact™6
+ Premium profile with balanced and safe driving behavior on wet roads
+ Short wet- and dry braking distances
+ Fuel saving rolling resistance
+ High mileage
+ High economy
- Moderate safety in hydroplaning behaviour
The German ACE (Auto Club Europa) together with the GTÜ (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH) and Austrian Partner Club ARBÖ (Auto-, Motor- und Radfahrerbund Österreichs) have published their Summer Tire Test 2019. The tested tire size was 205/55 R16 91V, test vehicle was a Skoda Octavia. The test was conducted in cooperation with Bridgestone in Rome (Italy).
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Highly Recommended
About our PremiumContact™ 6
+ Good wet and dry braking
+ Good dry handling
- Aquaplaning lateral
- High price
The German magazine Gute Fahrt has published in their issue 03/2019 the "Summer Tire Test 2019". The tested tire size was 225/40 R18 Y, test vehicle was a VW Golf.
In addition to the main test field the magazine added Pirelli P Zero in 225/45 R17 and 225/35 R19.
The test was conducted by Gute Fahrt in cooperation with Pirelli in Vizzola/Italy.
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Very Good
About our PremiumContact™6
+ Very good in 9 of 10 test criteria
+ Balanced on highest level
+ Quiet and comfortable
+ Good in Rolling Resistance
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.