The tyre boasts excellent traction and good grip on snow. In addition, the tyre achieves excellent directional stability on snow-covered roads.
Efficient water dispersal.
In wet conditions the water is efficiently channelled away via the tread pattern, improving contact with the road surface. This enhances the protection against aquaplaning and braking performance on wet surfaces.
Safe handling and braking.
On dry road surfaces the tyre offers very safe handling when cornering and excellent braking performance, even when driving under strenuous conditions.
The wet grip rating indicates how well the tire will perform in wet conditions, with performance graded from class A down to class E. A high grade means short braking distances on wet roads.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with fuel consumption increasing for each subsequent class through to E.
This is the external rolling noise generated by the tire, measured in decibels. The label shows the noise level rated in classes from A to C.
Additional pictograms for snow and icy conditions
In addition to these three label values, there are also pictograms − if applicable − relating to performance in severe snow conditions (3PMSF) and/or grip in icy conditions (the latter applies to passenger car tires only).
With the EU label generator, you can access the specific label values for your Continental tires.
For further details on the new EU Tire Label (2020/740) please click here.