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      October 05, 2023

      Winter Tires From Continental are Rated “Exemplary” in Auto Bild Test

      • Continental’s WinterContact TS 870 P gets top score from Auto Bild
      • Editors praise “balanced performance in all weather conditions”
      • Other Continental brands also perform well
      • Continental winter tires are suitable for cars and SUVs of all drive types

      Hanover, Germany, October 5, 2023. Continental’s WinterContact TS 870 P tire has received an “exemplary” rating from Germany’s Auto Bild magazine in the recently publishedwinter tire test (, Oct. 5, 2023). The tests covered a total of 54 products in size 225/45 R 18 from European, American and Asian manufacturers. The test vehicle was a 3-series BMW. The WinterContact TS 870 P was given grades of 1 and 2 on snow, wet roads and dry roads. The editors of Auto Bild summed up their impression: “a winter talent with balanced performance in all kinds of weather, dynamic handling in wet and dry conditions, and short braking distances”. The tire from Continental’s development department in Hanover also received a grade of “good” for mileage and rolling resistance, which affect cost efficiency.

      The Auto Bild test also included winter tires from Continental’s Uniroyal, Semperit and Barum brands. Each of these received a grade of “satisfactory”. The Uniroyal WinterExpert exhibited “balanced handling characteristics on snow-covered and wet roads”, while the Semperit Speed-Grip 5 stood out for winter suitability and good dry handling. The Barum Polaris 5 was praised for its low price, good snow performance and dynamic dry handling.

      The WinterContact TS 870 and WinterContact TS 870 P Continental’s latest winter tires. The WinterContact TS 870 was developed for mini-class to mid-size class vehicles. Sportier compact cars can also rely on this winter tire to get through the cold season. A wide range of sizes are available, with diameters from 14 to 18 inches, aspect ratios from 40 to 70 and widths from 155 to 225 millimeters. They include tires with rim protection ribs and XL marks for a higher maximum load. Speed ratings go up to 240 km/h. For larger cars and SUVs with powerful engines the WinterContact TS 870 P is an ideal choice. It offers short braking distances, precise handling and reliable driving characteristics on dry, wet and winter roads. Tires are available with diameters from 16 to 22 inches, aspect ratios from 30 to 70 percent and widths from 205 to 325 millimeters. The WinterContact TS 870 P is approved by leading European vehicle manufacturers, with speed ratings up to 270 km/h.

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