The development of Continental Scandinavia winter tires is based on many years of experience and practical knowledge gained by using these tires in Scandinavian countries. They deliver maximum grip and traction on all winter road surfaces while delivering superior fuel economy, increased service life and reduced maintenance costs.
In most European countries, M+S tires or winter tires are mandatory. Continental tires meet - and even exceed - all regional regulatory standards - from long-distance motorway trips spanning several European roads to regional short-distance driving.
M+S (Mud+Snow) marked tires provide a tread pattern or structure that is designed to deliver performance that exceeds that of a standard tire in snowy conditions. The M+S label is not subject to a defined test procedure.
Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) tires deliver winter performance that is legally certified. These tires have to pass a test on a snow covered road and have at least 25% better traction than a standard reference tire.
Continental Scandinavia winter tires easily outperform M+S tires and significantly exceed the requirements of the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol (3PMSF).
Test scenario: Full braking from 50 km/h to 0 km/h.
Get the best possible contact between your vehicle and the road surface - whether it is snowy, icy wet or dry. To illustrate your Continental advantage, let's take this performance level to the streets.
Test scenario: Accelerating to 50 km/h on a snowy road.
Always stay on the right track - with grip and confidence. The high traction provided by Continental winter tires allows for agile driving with faster acceleration and less slip.
When winter really bites, these tires bite back. Due to its advanced siping technology, design and specific tread pattern, the tire literally lockjaws into snowy surfaces, without sacrificing durability for extended mileage.