With the invention of the first tyre with a tread-design in 1904, we created the basis for today’s tyre technology. Since then we have constantly improved the performance of our tyres from year to year. And although you probably won’t see the difference, you will definitely experience what makes the new WinterContact so outstanding.
When snow falls and covers icy streets, you can be sure that our new Triple Sipe Concept will provide reliable control and a minimised braking distance, so that you can simply enjoy your winter ride.
Since winter isn’t always white and beautiful, but often wet and slushy, we developed the Cool Chili™ Compound to optimise wet braking. With the help of our Hydro Grooves you can even master aquaplaning. So, when it’s raining cats and dogs, just enjoy a comfortable ride.
When your winter journey takes longer and longer, this tyre lasts longer. The compound with its Performance Resins and a Flexible Polymer Matrix provides high mileage and low fuel consumption. So, wherever you go: enjoy the good feeling of ‘no distance too far’.
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.