ContiWinterContact TS850 scoops string of awards in 2013
Continental garnered a number of winter tyre accolades in the first half of 2013, most recently receiving a coveted award from the UK’s Auto Express magazine. Continental’s ContiWinterContact TS850 ‘Best Winter Tyre’ for the second consecutive year in the 2013 Product Awards.
Auto Express attributed the TS850’s strength to its “domination” across a broad range of performance characteristics: “Rarely has a tyre dominated like this, it was first or second in every one of our tests and showed its spread of talents by leading the way on snow and in the wet and dry.”
The ‘Best Winter Tyre’ accolade celebrates the best of the best in the winter tyre market, revealing the most inspirational products for the winter season. The awards highlight exceptional performance, quality, safety, desirability and value alongside the magazine’s annual tyre tests. Covering multiple product categories such as gadgets and maintenance, the Auto Express Product Awards offer motoring enthusiasts confidence when looking for their next product purchase.
Peter Robb, brand manager at Continental, said: “This win for the ContiWinterContact TS850 is an excellent endorsement for our product range and continues to underline the impressive performance of our latest winter tyre following multiple tyre tests across Europe since its launch last year.”
A the start of the year the TS850 also won’ the magazine’s so-called Editor’s Choice award, which saw Auto Express product testers Kim Adams and Jamie Fretwell chose their 20 favourite products of 2012 from a range of car accessories from tools to technology and tyres to cleaning kits. Commenting on the TS850, the publication wrote: “Tyres rarely make it on to our lists of favourites… But this Continental winter tyre grabbed our attention with a string of superb results.”
Then in February the TS850 (205/55 R16) won another award from Auto Express sister magazine Evo. Scoring a total of 372.9 points out of a possible 400 in a range of tests that covered wet and dry performance, snow conditions and other braking, snow and criteria such as rolling resistance, noise and price, the TS850 was particularly praised for its snow and wet performance.