German engineered performance for every winter situation.
Peace of mind while driving along a snowy road is not a coincidence: it’s more likely because of our S-GRIP pattern, designed for enhanced snow traction to keep you in control.
There are many reasons to stay at home in winter and two reasons to go wherever you want: On one hand: “PrecisionPlus” guarantees optimized handling on snowy ground. And on the other: “PowerSipes” is built to provide outstanding dry handling.
Equipped with our superior technologies, this tire takes you safely wherever you want to go and helps you stop immediately whenever you have to.
The German magazine sportauto has published in their issue 11/2019 their Winter Tire Test 2019. The tested tire size was 235/40 R18 95 W, test vehicle was a Honda Civic Type R.
The test was conducted by sportauto at:
• Nokian, Ivalo, Finland (snow tests)
• Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany (wet and dry tests).
Rating for the WinterContact™ TS 850 P: Very good
About our WinterContact™ TS 850 P (produced in Aachen)
+ Despite already 5 production years still very good all-round properties
+ Stable and especially very balanced dynamics on snow
+ Easy controllable with pronounced safety reserves in the wet
+ Well-behaved understeering dry
- Minimal weakness in Aquaplaning
- Moderate side force on snow
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.