Superb mileage and safety on snow and ice.
The optimised Nordic compound consists of silica, oil and carbon black to provide a higher overall performance level. The silica improves performance on wet surfaces, the added oil makes for better handling in winter conditions, while the carbon black facilitates a superb mileage. All in all, the tyre's new matrix is especially well optimised for Nordic roads.
The new VanContact™ Ice delivers powerful and safe traction under all wintry conditions. It also enables better handling and braking performance. The new Ramp Ice Reservoir catches loose ice from the street to keep it clear of the stud, thus allowing it to work perfectly under all wintry conditions.
The brand-new stud is made of special hardened steel and is seamlessly incorporated into the tyre's fabric compound to reduce stud loss over the service life. Both the tyre and the stud, wear down uniformly, thus ensuring a striking interaction between the stud and the pattern and a maximum level of performance at all times.
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.