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Budget tyres declared a “high risk” in GTÜ summer tyre test

Budget tyres declared a “high risk” in GTÜ summer tyre test

24th February 2016 | 0 Comments

As a way of introducing its 2016 summer tyre test, German vehicle inspection organisation GTÜ poses the question: Is expensive really better when purchasing tyres? To provide an answer, GTÜ – together with car magazine Auto Zeitung – evaluated 14 size 225/45 R 17 summer tyres that ranged in price between €210 and €430 per set. The test candidates included recent releases from Dunlop, Goodyear, Falken and GT Radial, as well as several products described as “budget tyres from the Far East.”

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SportContact 6 takes over as Continental’s flagship summer tyre

SportContact 6 takes over as Continental’s flagship summer tyre

2nd September 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the many global debuts we can expect at this month’s IAA exhibition is the latest and greatest from Continental, and prior to the Frankfurt show dealers and automotive media gained the chance to discover this new ultra high performance summer tyre – a product Continental’s head of tyre development says is the company’s sportiest on-road tyre ever. Our first impression of the Continental SportContact 6 is of a tyre that allows drivers to explore the limits of sport car performance while offering a forgiving response should the limits of the driver’s own abilities be reached first.

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Evo tyre test – another win for Continental

Evo tyre test – another win for Continental

21st August 2015 | 2 Comments

Recent ads from Continental cockily ask ‘Who says you can’t win them all?’ The tyre maker raises a fair point – it has enjoyed a good run of test victories in recent times, with its ContiPremiumContact 5 topping the ADAC and Auto Bild tyre tests in Germany and the ContiSportContact 5 claiming victory in this year’s auto motor und sport summer tyre test. Here in the UK, the ContiSportContact 5 was named top tyre in the recent Auto Express test of 11 size 225/45R17 tyres, and now evo magazine has named the ContiSportContact 5 winner of its summer tyre test – for the second year in a row.

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ContiSportContact 5 convinces Auto Express once again in size 225/45R17 tyre test

ContiSportContact 5 convinces Auto Express once again in size 225/45R17 tyre test

18th June 2015 | 1 Comment

The team at Auto Express recently headed to Texas to evaluate 11 European market tyres at Continental’s Uvalde proving ground. The size 225/45R17 tyres were tested against ten criteria that covered wet and dry performance, rolling resistance and comfort. The result? Continental’s ContiSportContact 5 was voted King of the Hill in the Lone Star State.

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Tyre test results mock European label ratings

Tyre test results mock European label ratings

23rd March 2015 | 0 Comments

If the latest tyre test published by auto motor und sport teaches us one thing, it is that consumers shouldn’t blindly trust the European tyre label. The German magazine tested nine highly-ranked summer tyres, yet some of the test results were at odds with the figures printed on EU tyre labels. The Kumho tyre – which achieved an ‘A’ label rating for wet grip – effectively failed the test, while the Bridgestone participant was only ‘conditionally recommended’. Auto motor und sport awarded top test honours to Continental’s SportContact 5.

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ContiSportContact 5 tops evo tyre test

ContiSportContact 5 tops evo tyre test

9th September 2014 | 0 Comments

Continental has voiced its pleasure in taking the top slot in evo magazine’s 2014 summer tyre test. The ContiSportContact 5 was voted the winner in the test of nine size 225/45R17 tyres after taking first place in the wet handling, wet braking and dry braking tests.

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