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      April 26, 2023

      Tests demonstrate top quality of Continental tires

      • New SportContact 7 is rated “outstanding / superior” by two motor magazines, for a total of seven test victories
      • New PremiumContact 7 takes first place and gets top ratings
      • Independent tire testers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK praise Continental’s summer tires

      Hanover, Germany, April 26, 2023. Summer tires from Continental have won first place and received top ratings in tests this year by European motor magazines, auto clubs and online publications. The new SportContact 7 was the winner in all of the tests it took part in, for a total of total of seven published results this year. It was rated “outstanding” or “superior” three times. The PremiumContact 7 tire, which is also new, took first place in two of its four tests and got top ratings in two of them. The UltraContact was also a top scorer. The PremiumContact 6, which continues to be produced because it is specified as original equipment for a number of vehicle manufacturers, was rated “very good” by the magazine auto motor und sport and “good”, the best score given, by the German Automobile Club (ADAC). So far, tire comparisons have been published by experts in four European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK). The SportContact 7, which was introduced last year, already received top ratings from the magazines sport auto (Issue 4/22) and AutoBild (Issue 13/22).

      "The numerous very good independent test results show the high development and manufacturing standard of our products," comments Dr. Boris Mergell, Head of Research and Development at Continental Tires. "We focus on the safety and environmental properties of our tires. Our summer tyres have mastered all classifications without any problems. This shows the high balance of our current tire portfolio in the areas of driving characteristics and sustainability."

      On Tests with ratings of Continental summer tires have appeared this year in the following publications:

      PublicationIssue / dateTire modelResult
      Gute Fahrt3/23SportContact 7Outstanding / winner
      Auto Zeitung6/23SportContact 7Very good / winner
      AutoBild02.03.23, onlinePremiumContact 7Excellent
      AutoBild sportscars4/23SportContact 7Excellent / winner
      auto motor und sport7/23SportContact 7Very good / winner
      auto motor und sport7/23PremiumContact 6Very good
      sport Auto4/23SportContact 7Superior / winner
      ADAC, ÖAMTC / TCS2/23, onlineUltraContactGood
      ADAC, ÖAMTC / TCS2/23, onlinePremiumContact 7Good
      Auto Straßenverkehr8/23SportContact 7Superior / winner
      Tyre reviews23.02.23 onlinePremiumContact 7Test winner
      Auto Express3/23PremiumContact 7Test winner
      ACE / ARBÖ / GTÜACE Lenkrad, 2/23PremiumContact 7

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