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Continental PremiumContact 6 sets up new standarts


NewsTyresContinental PremiumContact 6 sets up new standarts

The new PremiumContact 6 will be available in the start of coming summer season 2017 in a wide range of sizes. The new tire will gradually replace its successful predecessors, the ContiPremiumContact 5 and ContiSportContact 5, both of which were high-selling models in the original equipment and replacement markets. For automakers alone, Continental supplied in the region of 400 different OE specifications.

With the new PremiumContact 6, Continental is targeting a market segment called as "passenger and light truck tires with a strong focus on safety, optimized handling and high ride quality – for mid-range models and above". These tire properties are increasingly expected by both automakers and drivers to help meet all of the technical and societal requirements of individual mobility in the new millennium.

Like its predecessors, the ContiSportContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5, the new PremiumContact 6 offers top-class braking performance, particularly on wet roads. The compounding experts at Continental in Hanover have come up with solutions that enable substantial progress in other tire parameters without having to surrender the tire’s high safety reserves. The innovations include a new synthetic amorphous silica compound for short braking distances on wet roads across all vehicle segments. On the EU Tire Label, the new PremiumContact 6 achieves the top "A" rating for wet grip.

In the new PremiumContact 6, the German tire manufacturer has set out to fulfill the ever-increasing requirements in terms of ride quality, precise steering response, maximum safety and environmental properties in a single product. To this end, the tire development engineers have come up with new compounds, an innovative tread pattern that borrows from Continental’s high-tech SportContact 6 tire, and a supple tire geometry that offers high ride quality. The outcome is a product that delivers improvements of up to 15 percent in handling performance, rolling resistance, mileage and ride quality compared to its predecessor.

Around 70 sizes of the new PremiumContact 6 will be available in the start of the 2017 summer tire season with rim diameters from 16 to 21 inches and in terms of width from 195 till 275 mm. Aspect ratios will be from 65 to 40 percent, again covering much of the market.

SIA LANEKS, 2017.