The ContiCrossContact Winter has excellent traction and braking performance because of an advanced silica compound. Due to the optimised sipe concept with progressive sinus sipes, the stable outer shoulder guarantees outstanding characteristics on dry roads.The wide circumferential tread grooves for draining and flow optimised pattern carvings on the outer shoulder ensure high aquaplaning safety.
Excellent traction and braking on snow and ice. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent traction and braking performance on snow and wet roads. Rated as 'recommended' by AutoBild in their winter tyre test 2013 for the dimension 215/65 R16 T/H
Exceptional braking and traction performance. Rows of siped tread blocks ensure outstanding braking and traction performance – even on wet surfaces.
Outstanding protection against aquaplaning. Wide lateral grooves and open shoulders allow excellent water absorption and expulsion. This offers optimal protection against aquaplaning.
Especially good directional stability and smooth performance. Three circumferential offset staggered blocks enter the road surface smoothly and progressively. This results in exceptional directional stability and extremely smooth and quiet running performance for an all-terrain tire.
Excellent traction and braking performance on snow
Outstanding handling on snow-covered and dry roads
High protection against aquaplaning
Quiet and low rolling resistance
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.