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.
Our EV-compatible symbol confirms that the tire meets the requirements of electric vehicles as well as cars with combustion or hybrid engines.
The SSR system is a runflat technology developed by Continental especially for low section tires, which still keeps the tires compatible with all standard rims. The SSR principle is based on a self-supporting reinforced sidewall. In case of a puncture, this prevents the sidewall from being crushed between the rim and the road, and the tire from slipping off the rim, which makes a spare tire obsolete. Not having to carry a spare tire means a reduction in weight, which improves fuel efficiency. It also adds up to 80 litres of free space in the trunk. Fitting on four positions is highly recommended, if not yet mandatory by law and a tire repair is not allowed.
ContiSilent is a tire noise-reducing technology developed by Continental. It is designed to reduce interior noise on all road surfaces. ContiSilent tires are equipped with an inner tire absorber, a polyurethane foam, attached to the inner surface of the tread area with an adhesive. Regardless of the temperature, the structure of the foam stays intact. ContiSilent helps reduce interior vehicle noise up to 9 dB(A), depending on the type of vehicle, its speed and the road surface.
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