German engineered safety for any situation.
We can't control the weather, but we can keep you in control. The PremiumContact™ 6 "Safety Silica Compound" ensures constant grip on wet and dry roads meaning you can rely on us to stop... even if the rain doesn’t.
Our enhanced contact surface and pattern stiffness not only lower the interior noise but improve mileage and comfort. We call this comfort optimised performance footprint. So you can simply enjoy your journey for as long as you want to.
The intelligent macroblock design provides maximum control and cornering stability even at higher speeds, improves grip performance for sporty driving and transmits more power from your car to the asphalt. That means simply: you’re in control.
The German magazine Auto Bild has published in issue 10/2021 the “Summer Tire Super Test 2021”.
The tested tire size was 205/55 R16 91 V, test vehicle was a VW Golf 8. This test is a special test with 50 participating products.
The evaluation consists of 2 parts:
Part 1: Wet and 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 Bridgestone and Hankook on following proving grounds:
- Papenburg, Germany (wet/dry braking test )
- Idiada, Spain (wet and dry testing w/o wet/dry braking)
- Bridgestone Rome, roller dynamometer (wear test )
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Exemplary
About our PremiumContact™6:
+ Premium summer tire with balanced performance
+ Short wet braking distance
+ Stable handling level
+ Very high mileage
- Satisfactory hydroplaning performance
The German magazine Auto Zeitung has published in their current issue (6/2020) the Summer Tire Test 2020. The tested tire size was 225/50 R17 W/Y, test vehicle was a BMW 3series. The test was conducted by Auto Zeitung at the Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany.
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Test Winner
About our PremiumContact™6:
+ Shortest braking distance and excellent balance on wet surface
+ Extremely good grip and therefore especially safe driving on wet roads
+ Very safe steering behavior and very good deceleration on dry surface
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 2021. The tested tire size was 225/45 R17 91/94 W/Y/V, test vehicle was a Volkswagen Golf.
The test was conducted by the ACE at the Contidrom Jeversen, Germany.
Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Recommended
About our PremiumContact™ 6:
+ Best in wet and dry braking
+ Good in wet and dry handling
- Worst in pass-by noise
- Worst in value
The German magazine Gute Fahrt has published in their issue 03/2021 the "Summer Tire Test 2021". The tested tire size was 245/40 R18 Y, test vehicle was a Audi A4.
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
+ Best in wet braking
+ Best in comfort and interior noise
+ Overall very good in dry and wet
- Deficits in Aquaplaning lateral
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.