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Independently tested in all conditions

Independently tested
in all conditions

Tests and test results - confirmed quality for your safety

Your safety is our top priority. That is why Continental takes all possible safety and comfort aspects into account when developing its tyres. All Continental innovations have to pass an intense testing regime before going into production. Each new tyre has to complete hundreds of test kilometers on our main testing site, the Contidrom. A total of 143,000 tyres are tested every year in different conditions. Last year, our test drivers amassed a mileage that would have seen them circling the globe 5000 times.

We subject our tyres to more testing than any other brand. But that's not enough just yet: It is important to us that our tyres also perform well in independent tests. And they do: tyres from Continental are regularly rated top performers in impartial tests, and we have been voted the best tyre brand of the year several times by the German motorists’ association ADAC and renowned magazines including AutoBild and AutoZeitung. This achievement makes us proud because it once again confirms: With Continental tyres, you are safe on the road in all conditions.

Continental testing locations: world of testing

When it comes to tyre safety, no distance is too far for our engineers. They travel all over the world to ensure that each Continental tyre – whether winter tyre, summer tyre, all-season tyre, or those used in sport and off-road activities – is tested by our experts in a wide range of weather conditions and on all types of surfaces.

Testing at all levels - from prototype to production

To deliver safe, optimized and reliable tyres, Continental employs both established as well as new testing methods. Continental’s R&D expert Andreas Schlenke explains how testing – from virtual simulations to objective and subjective tests – is an integral part of every single phase in tyre development.

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The Contidrom: Setting standards in tyre testing

Contidrom

From the outset, the test engineers at the Contidrom have defined standards that are applied in Continental’s tyre testing activities around the world. Want to see for yourself where progress in tyre development is being driven to this day? Take a virtual tour and discover the many precision testing options available at Continental’s benchmark tyre testing facility just outside Hanover.

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Confirmed by specialist media: top ratings for Continental tyres

Continental tyres keep winning tests all over the world. In 723 independent tests conducted since 2007, our products have received the highest rating 562 times - a stunning success rate of 78 percent. The awards that make us particularly proud include the award for the best tyre in the past 50 years from Auto Motor Sport magazine, as well as the regular top ratings in the German Motorist Association’s major summer and winter tyre tests. These test results are also an important reason for car manufacturers to trust us and fit every third car rolling off their assembly lines with Continental tyres.

See a selection of our latest test results

ContiSportContact™ 5

The German magazine Gute Fahrt has published in issue 03/2020 the Summer Tyre Test 2020. The tested tyre size was 215/50 R18 V/W, test vehicle was a VW T-Roc.

The test was conducted by Gute Fahrt in cooperation with Pirelli in Vizzola/Italy.

Rating for the ContiSportContactTM 5: Very good

About our ContiSportContactTM 5:

+ No weaknesses, convincing on dry and wet roads

+ Steering precision and sporty layout

- Only satisfactory in Aquaplaning, Noise and Comfort 

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PremiumContact™ 6

The German magazine Auto Bild has published in issue March 5th/2020 the “Summer Tyre Super Test 2020”. 
The tested tyre size was 245/45 R18 100 Y, test vehicle was a BMW 5 series. This test is a special test with 50 participating products

The evaluation consists of 2 parts:

Part 1: Wet and dry braking test: selection of the best 20 products.
Part 2: Complete test of only the finalists including wear performance and price.

The test was conducted by Auto Bild in cooperation with Bridgestone and Hankook 
on following proving grounds:
- Papenburg, Germany (wet/dry braking test )
- Idiada, Spain (wet and dry testing w/o wet/dry braking)
- Bridgestone Rome, roller dynamometer (wear test ) 

Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Test Winner

About our PremiumContact 6:

+ balanced driving behavior on a high level
+ dynamic handling with precise steering
+ short braking distance
+ very high mileage
+ good economy

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PremiumContact™ 6

The German magazine Auto Zeitung has published in their current issue (6/2020) the Summer Tyre Test 2020. The tested tyre size was 225/50 R17 W/Y, test vehicle was a BMW 3series. The test was conducted by Auto Zeitung at the Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany.

Rating for the PremiumContact™ 6: Test Winner

About our PremiumContact™ 6:

+ Shortest braking distance and excellent balance on wet surface

+ Extremely good grip and therefore especially safe driving on wet roads

+ Very safe steering behavior and very good deceleration on dry surface



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WinterContact™ TS 860

The German magazine Auto Bild has published in issue 39/2019 their “Winter Tyre Super Test 2018”. The tested tyre size was 225/45 R17 91/94 H/V, test vehicle was a BMW 1-series.

Rating for the WinterContact™ TS 860: Test Winner

This test is a special test with 53 participating products. The evaluation consists of 3 parts:
Part 1: Wet braking test: selection of the best 30 products
Part 2: Snow braking test of these 30 products: selection of the best 20 Products, the so called "finalists".
Part 3: Complete test of only the finalists including wear performance and price.

The test was conducted by Auto Bild on following proving grounds:
• Bridgestone, Rome, Italy (wear test machine)
• Contidrom, Jeversen, Germany (dry and wet tests)
• Continental, Arvidsjaur, Sweden (winter tests)


About our WinterContact™ TS 860 (produced in Puchov)

+ Best driving properties on all weather conditions
+ Direct Steering behavior and stable cornering grip
+ Good Economy, very good Mileage
+ Low Rolling Resistance


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