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SUV tire from Continental wins through in AutoBild allrad test

  • Car magazine tests eight SUV summer tires on and off-road
  • 265/60 R 18 tires suitable for large off-road models and SUVs
  • Continental tire displays “exemplary handling qualities on all surfaces”

In this year’s summer tire test run by car magazine AutoBild allrad (No. 4/18), the ContiSportContact 5 SUV was rated best-in-test after a variety of tests on wet and dry road surfaces and off-road. The tire developed by Continental in Hanover won through against seven competitors from European, American and Asian manufacturers. The experts tested 265/60 R 18 tires in 15 categories on wet and dry roads as well as on grass, fine and coarse gravel, sand and mud. The tire size is suitable for large off-roaders and SUVs; the test vehicle was a Mercedes G model. “A premium tire with exemplary handling qualities on all surfaces, high steering precision and short wet and dry braking distances,” said the test report summary that brought the Continental tire an “exemplary” rating and made it best-in-test.

The ContiSportContact 5 SUV stood out in the tests above all due to its balanced performance. It led for braking on dry roads and came first in the tests on gravel and the wet circular track. It returned very good handling performances on wet and dry roads, while a short braking distance in the wet and low rolling resistance completed the picture.

The ContiSportContact SUV 5 is suitable for many SUVs and sporty cars. It delivers high grip and safe cornering, short braking distances on wet and dry roads and low rolling resistance. The range comprises tires for 17 to 22 inch rims, with aspect ratios between 65 and 35 percent and available in widths from 195 to 315 millimeters, with approvals for speeds of up to 300 km/h. Many vehicle manufacturers have approved this sporty tire for factory-fitting on their cars and SUVs.

Alexander Bahlmann
Kai Rühling

Senior PR Consultant & Content Management Passenger & Light Truck Tires EMEA
Continental AG l Divison Tires

Büttnerstraße 25

30165 Hannover, Germany

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