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.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.