No season combines so many different weather conditions as winter does. Nevertheless, we want you to reliably master all of them. The new WinterContact™ TS 870 P is equipped with an improved sipe and pattern concept, which gives you excellent grip on snow and ice. At the same time, a new composition of our CoolChili™ compound enables an optimised wet performance, extra-low rolling resistance and high mileage, to make you enjoy a safe winter ride at any time – under any conditions.
Did you know that nothing adheres better to snow than snow itself? Here’s a tyre that transfers this knowledge onto the street. Due to an improved configuration of steep parallel sipes, more snow can be collected from the ground. This ensures a stronger grip and gives you more controlled handling. And whenever you have to brake, long wiping edges enable extra-quick drainage of water and slush to reduce the braking distance on frozen ground.
Since winter days can surprise you with rain, we worked on a piece of technology to ensure excellent driving behaviour on wet surfaces. Thanks to an improved composition of our CoolChili™ compound, which consists of new sustainable ingredients, you can always count on enhanced wet braking, while special hydro grooves ensure outstanding aquaplaning performance. So, whenever it gets wet, you already know that you are perfectly prepared.
Less rolling resistance results in lower fuel consumption, while less abrasion leads to higher mileage. So much for theory. This is how we put it into practice: A tailor-made flexible polymer matrix with strong molecular chains ensures less abrasion on the road and extends the longevity of your tyre. And who would say no to a long-lasting tyre that helps you to save money?
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.