German engineered safety to master any kind of winter.
Whenever the ground becomes slippery in winter, this tire won’t be surprised – thanks to our CoolChili™ compound you can always rely on remarkable braking performance on wet surfaces.
A really good winter tire makes you barely notice the winter. Just like this one. Equipped with our Liquid Layer Drainage™ it clearly reduces the braking distance on frost-covered and icy roads.
Feel free to take the winding road in winter: thanks to our Snow Curve+ technology for safe cornering, you’ll always stay on track – even when it’s curvy and snow-covered.
The German magazine Auto Zeitung has published a preview of
the Winter Tire Test 2020 online. The tested tire size
was 205/55 R16 91 H, test vehicle was a VW Golf 8.
The publication in the print magazine will follow in issue 24/2020, available
From October 28th. This preview does only contain the ranking, the
rating and a small summary of the properties of each tire.
The test was conducted by Auto Zeitung at the following proving grounds:
About our WinterContact TS 860
+ Unrestricted Recommendation
+ One of the best tires in the wet
The German ACE (Auto Club Europa) together with the GTÜ (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH) and Austrian Partner Club ARBÖ (Auto-, Motor- und Radfahrerbund Österreichs) have published their Winter Tire Test 2020.
The tested tire size was 225/50 R17 98 H, test vehicle was a BMW 3 series.
The test was conducted on the following proving grounds:
Arvidsjaur, Sweden for snow testing
Contidrom Jeversen, Germany for dry- and wet testing.
About our WinterContact TS 860 (produced in Aachen)
+ Good wet and dry braking
+ Best overall in dry
+ Very good in Rolling Resistance
- High price
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.