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      March 19, 2024

      PremiumContact 7 Wins “Auto Club Europe” Summer Tire Test

      • Auto Club Europe (ACE) gives Continental summer tire "highly recommended" 
      • PremiumContact 7 among ten competitors with the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads
      • Tire size 225/45 R 17 suitable for compact and mid-size cars

      Hanover, Germany, March 19, 2024. The Auto Club Europe (ACE) today released its latest summer tire test today: The test winner is Continental’s PremiumContact 7. Together with the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Cycling Association (ARBÖ) and the German Technical Inspection Agency “GTÜ”, the experts tested ten 225/45 R 17 tire models on an Opel Astra Sportstourer and a Golf VII Variant. As “class leader” the Continental tire showed the shortest braking distances on dry and wet roads, while in terms of handling it impressed with "good grip and really good and balanced steering behavior", according to the editorial team.

      Continental’s PremiumContact 7 is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 16 to 21 inches in diameter, 205 to 285 millimeters wide and 60 to 35 percent ply. 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.

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      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.

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