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™ Ultra – a tire you will most likely spend a long time with. Thicker rubber blocks and a scuff rib extending around the whole side of the tire stabilize the entire sidewall. These features ensure its high durability and reduce the likelihood of kerbstone damage. So, prepare yourself for not worrying about buying new tires for a very, very, very long time.
As we know that you most likely have other priorities than having to think about the tires on your fleet vehicles, we came up with a brand new, ultra-durable compound concept tailor-made for the demands of vans. By using so-called functionalized polymers, we were able to achieve remarkable rolling resistance, high robustness and at the same time provide excellent wet grip – giving you the freedom to think about moving your business forward instead of changing the tires of your fleet.
When we developed the VanContact™ Ultra, we aimed to give you a tire that’s able to take you much more often from any A to any B. In order to deliver excellent mileage performance, we created a new closed pattern design with fewer and smaller lateral grooves in the shoulder rib. The result: a larger contact area between the tire and the road, which reduces the specific wear in the pattern as well as road noise. Well, since there is nothing more to explain, we just wish you a pleasant and quiet time between lots more A’s and B’s.
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.