Winter sport never felt that moving.
Thanks to the special construction of the traction sipes and the new designed snow grooves the interlocking with the snow significantly raises the traction and handling comfort on snow covered roads.
The blocks of the rib are only separated through thin lateral grooves which form a stiff rib due to the forces while braking. This leads to shorter braking distance espacially for sporty driving in wintry conditions.
Wider and bigger blocks on the outside shoulder increase the contact area which results in larger footprint for maximum control and steering precision while cornering on dry wintry roads.
Due to its combination of innovative compound, profile and construction the WinterContact™ TS 860 S efficiently reduces the rolling resistance for higher fuel saving – without compromising the safety.
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.