By creating a windscreen wiper effect, the tire offers vastly improved water dispersion for safe wet braking.
The improved contact with the road and the increased stability and rigidity of the tread pattern result in an optimum driving performance.
A special compound reduces energy loss during the deformation of the tire. The effect: reduced rolling resistance for higher fuel efficiency.
The German magazine promobil has published a Van Summer Tire Test in it´s issue 04/2015. The tested tire size was 235/65 R16 C, the test vehicle a Mercedes Sprinter. The test was conducted by promobil at the Contidrom proving ground in Jeversen, Germany
Rating for the ContiVanContactTM 200: "very recommended"
About ContiVanContactTM 200:
+ best in rolling resistance
+ best in hydroplaning longitudinal
+ direct steering and safe driving behavior in the dry
+ safe driving behavior in the wet
- wet braking could be a little bit better
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.