Go directly to
      Press Release
      March 13, 2024

      Continental PremiumContact 7 Wins Tire Test in German Auto Zeitung

      • Continental summer tire is “shining winner” 
      • PremiumContact 7 scores highest points on both wet and dry roads
      • Wet braking distance more than five meters shorter than last place

      Hanover, Germany, March 13, 2024. In its latest summer tire test, the editors of the German car magazine Auto Zeitung have named Continental’s PremiumContact 7 the "shining winner" (issue 7/24). It achieved the highest score in both wet and dry driving tests. The experts at Auto Zeitung tested nine tires in the size 225/45 R 17 on a BMW 120i, covering a total of 13 criteria. The test included products from European, Asian and American tire brands.

      The PremiumContact 7 came out on top of the test field thanks to its safe handling characteristics on both wet and dry roads. It achieved the shortest stopping distances on both surfaces and was 5.1 meters away from the worst performing tire in the wet braking test. The car equipped with these tires would still have had a residual speed of 30 km/h at the stopping point of the Continental-equipped car, the editors write. In their summary, the editors emphasized the "superior performance in all conditions" delivered by the PremiumContact 7. Its safety and comfort were "beyond doubt".

      The tire size 225/45 R 17 is suitable for cars from compact to upper mid-size. The PremiumContact 7 from Continental is available in various sizes between 16 and 21 inches in diameter with widths between 205 and 285 millimeters and cross-sections between 60 and 35 percent. It is suitable for electric cars, hybrids as well as cars and SUVs with internal combustion engines and has a special EV-compatible logo marking on the sidewall.

      More detailed material on the PremiumContact 7

      In his role as product manager for summer tires, Philipp Mendelski helped lead development of the PremiumContact 7. He explains the special technical features of the new-generation tire in a short video. This video is available for editorial use.

      Available documents