The new AllSeasonContact 2 - safety and balance at the highest level
- All-season tire offers best possible driving control in any weather situation
- High mileage and low rolling resistance with higher safety characteristics
- Efficient all-season solution for vehicles of all drive types
Hanover, May 22, 2023. With the AllSeasonContact 2, the further development of the multi-award-winning predecessor model, Continental is launching its best all-season tire to date, offering the best possible driving control in any weather situation. During development, Continental focused on high efficiency, safety and driving pleasure.
Continental has increased mileage by 15 percent compared to the previous model while reducing rolling resistance by 6 percent - without compromising on safety. The AllSeasonContact 2 provides even better handling on dry roads and has an even shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads. In terms of ride comfort, safe snow characteristics and aquaplaning, the AllSeasonContact 2 is on a par with its predecessor.
These advances have been achieved thanks to a number of innovations targeting the construction of the tire’s casing, its tread pattern and the tread compound. The use of new materials in the tire’s construction reduces energy losses, which results in a lower rolling resistance compared to its predecessor.
When designing the tread for the new AllSeasonContact 2 tire, Continental’s team of tire developers opted for a V-shaped pattern with C-shaped tread blocks. The V-shape design offers clear benefits when driving in the wet, as it creates lots of water channels leading toward the sidewalls of the tire that facilitate drainage of the contact patch. The many C-shaped blocks in the middle of the tire’s V-tread pattern support one another, ensuring precise handling throughout the tire’s service life.
The chemical specialists at Continental came up with a combination of the various ‘Chili’ technologies for the tread compound. New plasticizers with a high damping effect ensure secure grip and precise steering response in cold, wintry road conditions. A new polymer composition offers good adhesion together with short braking distances on both dry and wet roads, even in hot summer weather. And there is also a newly developed, flexible elastomer network that adapts to the road surface, thereby lowering wear and increasing mileage.
The new AllSeasonContact 2 builds on the extremely safe handling properties of its predecessor. At the same time, performance on dry and wet roads has been enhanced and mileage extended. During development, Continental had the needs of vehicles of all drive types in mind. Thus, the AllSeasonContact 2 with its performance values is an efficient all-season solution for vehicles of all drive types.
The AllSeasonContact 2 will be available in time for the fall 2023 tire changing season. Continental will gradually start production of 99 articles between 15 and 21 inches and, together with the first-generation AllSeasonContact, will thus be able to tire 87 percent of all vehicles available on the market.
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