German engineered reliability.
Just as every successful business aims to build long-lasting relationships, our goal is to be by your side for as long as possible. That’s why we’ve developed the VanContact™ A/S Ultra – an all-season tyre you won’t be able to get rid of anytime soon. Its thicker rubber blocks in brick design and the scuff rib extending around the whole side of the tyre gives it a sidewall that is particularly stable and robust. These features ensure high durability and reduce the likelihood of kerbstone damage – so you don't have to worry about buying new tyres for a very, very, very long time.
You can’t really judge how reliable an all-weather tyre is until it snows. That’s why we’ve equipped the VanContact™ A/S Ultra with the right amount of lateral grooves as special snow catchers that absorb more snow for extra-precise handling, while providing you with reliable grip, excellent braking on snow and overall high stability. You can always rely on your tyre to get you safely through the next winter – and the following ones.
No matter how many kilometres you cover, you will hardly notice it on the VanContact™ A/S Ultra. To achieve this feat, we developed a new and innovative filler system that provides excellent rolling resistance. In addition, our latest compound with functionalized polymers enables higher mileage and provides extraordinary wear performance – for an all-round pleasant driving experience that feels like it did on the first day, even after a long time.
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.