Year-round control in every way.
More drainage leads to enhanced traction. Therefore, the VanContact™ A/S is equipped with more sipes in the overall pattern, with wide lateral grooves in the shoulder and centre as well as three longitudinal grooves through the circumference of the tyre. The result: impressive grip on wet roads as well as in aquaplaning situations.
When it comes to snowy roads, interlocking with the surface is essential. To ensure the highest level of traction, the rippled structure of the groove sides combined with 'step' grooves in the middle provide impressive grip.
Related to steering and braking under various conditions, a good balance is always crucial. Due to the stiff ribbon structure with block-to-block connections and a stiff circumferential handling rib, the VanContact™ A/S convinces with very good overall handling.
Based on the new robust tread compound and optimised contour, the cost-saving potential goes into two directions: higher mileage due to a lower wear rate and lower fuel consumption as a result of reduced rolling resistance.
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.