The ContiProContact is Continental's Grand Touring
All-Season tire used as Original Equipment on European sport sedans.
The ContiProContact was developed to blend looks and handling with low noise and good ride comfort, and is tuned to match the needs of sporty sedans by providing year-round traction, even in light snow. On the outside, the ContiProContact features a symmetric, notched-rib tread design to blend low noise with full weather traction.
Continuous tread contact with the road enhances steering response and reduces noise while wide circumferential grooves increase wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. On the inside, twin steel belts are reinforced by spiral-wrapped nylon cord to stabilize the tread area promoting handling and high-speed capability. The ContiProContact tire's sidewall styling features subtle black letters reversed out of a stylized serrated band.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
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.
ContiProContact tyre review
Average based on 56 test results
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11.09.2017fromKen Continental makes great tires, and this is no exception.
Performance is their objective.....only premium brands like Michelin and Goodyear challenge them.
08.10.2012fromJason Good tire but didn't wear well. These didn't even last half way through their tread life. Very Expensive for a tire that doesn't last.
26.04.2012fromJim F Bougt this SINGLE tire as a spare, since Hyundai doesn't see fit to include spares any longer. Can't speak to this tire specifically, but it is the same make and model tire that came on the car OEM. I have had these tires on another vehicle and was quite pleased with them. I have no reservations in recommending them.
02.04.2012fromYulli Very good quality, excellent performance