Homologated tyres are those that have been approved directly via a manufacturer. These tyres are ones that have met the standards and regulatory requirements of the manufacturer.
The energy lost when a tyre is in motion is known as 'rolling resistance'. This has a direct impact on fuel consumption.
A tyre's rolling resistance score ranges from A to G. Over the life of the tyre, fitting an A rated tyre could save you up to 6 litres of fuel when compared to a G rated tyre.
A tyre's wet grip capacity is expressed in Grades from A to G.
The difference in braking distances between each grade is roughly 3m - an average car length. This makes average stopping distance between an A and G rated tyre 18m. That's 4 car lengths.
The exterior noise grade of a tyre is expressed in decibels - accompanied by one, two or three sound waves, with one wave being the best noise level performance.
To achieve the best grade, a tyre’s noise level must be at least 3dB under the legal limit set by the EU.
The perfect all-rounder which combines comfort and safety at the highest level.
The ContiPremiumContactTM 5 is the new allround premium tyre for vehicles in the compact, mid-size and full-size category. The allrounder boasts extremely short braking distances on dry and wet roads, low rolling resistance, safe driving properties and comfortable handling characteristics.
- Short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces.
- Perfect grip and optimal handling in every driving situation.
- Comfortable driving and improved rolling resistance.
Short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces.
Newly developed 3-D edges prevent the tread blocks from curling and deforming while braking, providing even pressure distribution. Additionally, block edges penetrate the water film on the road in wet conditions, similar to a windscreen wiper. This results in even shorter stopping distances on dry and wet surfaces in particular.
Perfect grip and optimal handling in every driving situation.
Computer-optimised macro blocks maximise the contact area of the tyre when strong lateral forces are present and when braking or changing lanes at high speed. In addition, they provide considerably improved tread stability - for perfect handling and outstanding grip.
Comfortable driving and improved rolling resistance.
The combination of a flexibly designed tyre shoulder and reinforced bead area ensures optimum flexibility with increased stability of the side wall. This results in a more comfortable drive with perfect handling and improved rolling resistance.