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      October 17, 2022

      Auto Bild Awards WinterContact TS 870 P “Exemplary” Rating Twice

      • WinterContact TS 870 P on the winners’ podium in Auto Bild Allrad and
        Auto Bild Sportscars
      • Test results highlight stable handling in all weather conditions
      • All-round talent with balanced performance level

      Hanover, Germany, October 17, 2022. Two awards in one swoop: The Auto Bild Allrad and Auto Bild Sportscars magazines have awarded the WinterContact TS 870 P an “Exemplary” rating in their 2022 winter tire tests. The Continental winter expert impressed with its short braking distances on snow and wet roads as well as its sporty, dynamic handling. The WinterContact TS 870 P also scored points with its particularly energy-saving rolling resistance.

      The WinterContact TS 870 P is the successor to the award-winning WinterContact TS 850 P. In developing it, Continental has relied on an enhanced Cool Chili compound and Hydro Grooves. To increase safety for drivers who fit wide tires, the developers have deviated from the common V-profile and opted for four large circumferential grooves between the rows of profile blocks. This innovative tread structure offers clear advantages, especially on wet surfaces, because it drains water from the contact area particularly quickly. This improves handling, shortens braking distances and prevents aquaplaning. The developers have also succeeded in improving rolling resistance by two percent and tire life by sixteen percent.

      “The WinterContact TS 870 P is especially suitable for the owners of heavier vehicles, who also want to ensure safety and efficiency on the road in the winter. This applies equally to drivers of electric vehicles and of sedans and SUVs with combustion engines,” says Andreas Schlenke, tire developer at Continental. “In addition to efficient tires, safety is in particular the core promise of our brand and we are proud that this high safety standard has once again been confirmed by the tests conducted by Auto Bild Magazine.”

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