Ford approves PremiumContact 6 for Mustang Mach-E
Continental is supplying tyres to Ford for fitment on the electric version of the latest Mustang. Ford has approved the PremiumContact 6 as an original equipment tyre for the Ford Mustang Mach-E, giving customers in Europe the option of receiving their car with the Continental tyres in sizes 225/60/R18 104V XL or 225/55/R19 103V XL.
“Providers of sporty electric vehicles like the Ford Mustang Mach-E value good handling, steering precision and safety at high speeds. Furthermore, a particularly low rolling resistance increases the vehicle’s range,” says Andreas Schlenke, tyre developer at Continental. He adds that tyre design for electric cars doesn’t involve a one-size-fits-all approach: “There is not the one tyre for fully electric vehicles. Rather, we have been working for over a decade to further develop our existing portfolio in such a way that they meet the requirements of all electric vehicles and at the same time are able to sustainably reduce emissions of combustion vehicles.”
All tyres that Continental supplies for the Ford Mustang Mach-E have an EU tyre label rating of A for rolling resistance.
Improvements over prior generation tyre
Continental gears the PremiumContact 6 towards comfortable saloons and sporty cars. “It combines comfort with precise steering response, safety and environmental characteristics,” comments the tyre maker. To achieve this, its engineers developed new compounds, a new tyre design as well as a tread that rolls comfortably. As a result, handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage, and comfort is increased by up to 15 per cent compared to the predecessor model.