Safer braking for compact cars
ContiEcoContact™ 3 is a tire of the ContiEcoContact product line which guarantees safety and efficiency for compact and mid-range cars. Its asymmetrical tread design provides optimal ground contact and therefore shortens the braking distances on wet and dry surfaces. The flexible silica compound allows a strong connection between tire and surface so that a high degree of traction can be guaranteed on wet and dry surfaces.
For compact-class vehicles. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. High mileage and low fuel consumption. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Fiat Grande Punto, Ford Fiesta and VW Polo.
- Reduces braking distances on both wet and dry roads by up to one car's length
- Extremely good traction, particularly when cornering on wet roads
- High mileage and low fuel consumption
High mileage and low fuel consumption. A bionic contour minimises tread pattern deformation when the tyre is rolling, therefore lowering fuel consumption and giving the tyre a longer service life.
Reduced braking distances on both wet and dry roads. The asymmetric tread design provides optimal ground contact and therefore shortens the braking distances on wet and dry surfaces.
Extremely good traction, particularly when cornering on wet roads.The flexible silica compound allows a strong connection between tyre and surface so that a high degree of traction can be guaranteed on wet and dry surfaces. Grip edges and incisions in the outside tyre shoulder provide additional traction, especially in wet curves.
Compared to the ContiEcoContact™ EP.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.