Continental WinterContact TS 800
Tailor-made winter tire for the compact category
With the ContiWinterContact™ TS 800, Continental has managed to improve the handling characteristics on dry roads as well as on wintry streets thanks to the advanced engineering of tried-and-tested concepts. For more safety on all street conditions!
The winter tyre for compact range vehicles. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Superb cornering stability and grip. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Renault Twizy and Smart ForTwo
- Superb cornering stability and grip
- Excellent performance on snow and ice
- Outstanding protection against aquaplaning
- Exceptional handling on dry surfaces
Superb cornering stability and grip.
The elongated honeycombs provide high pattern stiffness for better handling on dry surfaces during low temperatures.
Excellent performance on snow and ice.
Compact pattern blocks maximise the contact between the tyre and the road, thus shortening braking distances on ice and snow. Honeycomb sipes improve the grip on snow in curves.
Outstanding protection against aquaplaning.
Its aqua-dynamic groove structure is highly effective against aquaplaning.
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.