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The specialist for winter road conditions. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent traction and braking performance. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including for example the models BMW X3/X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML-Class.
Conti4x4WinterContact is the perfect winter tyre for 4x4/SUV vehicles. Designed specifically for use during the winter months (when temperatures drop below 7ºC), the advanced silica compound gives excellent traction and braking performance on cold, frosty/icy and even wet winter roads. Wide circumferential tread grooves give high protection against aquaplaning and its low rolling resistance ensures economical fuel consumption.
Exceptional traction and braking performance
Outstanding driving stability - even on snow-covered roads
Excellent driving comfort and quiet ride
Excellent resistance to aquaplaning
Excellent traction and braking performance. The progressive sipe technology means outstanding driving stability and traction.
Excellent driving comfort and quiet ride. The asymmetrical tread pattern provides excellent handling even in the winter.
Excellent resistance to aquaplaning. The wide, continuous lateral grooves displace water and slush efficiently, thus improving the protection against aquaplaning and snowplaning.
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.