Shorter braking distances for luxury and medium-sized cars
The ContiPremiumContact™ 2 has a totally new type of 3-D groove. Its innovative tread technology optimises braking performance on both wet and dry surfaces. Thanks to the new 3-D grooves, water is dispersed more efficiently - providing excellent protection against aquaplaning. 3-D grooves also give the whole tire superb stability. That's why the new ContiPremiumContact™2 is less prone to distortion, which vastly improves your car's manoeuvrability.
The innovative 3-D-Groove: The distinctive feature of the new ContiPremiumContact™ 2 is its unique 3D tread grooves, which optimise braking performance on both wet and dry roads and achieve optimum protection against aquaplaning. Shallow side for better braking on dry roads, steep side for better braking on wet roads: The shallow side of the 3D groove gives greater tread block stability and improved road contact, which results in shorter braking distances on dry roads. Even when placed under great strain the tread blocks do not bend away and so the tire retains maximum contact with the road. This more even contact pressure ensures maximum transmission of power to the dry road. The steep side of the 3D groove makes the edge of the tread block extremely angular. This enables it to cut through the water on the road, much like a windscreen wiper. The direct contact between the tire and road means exceptionally short braking distances, even in the wet.
Special shape of the 3D grooves for better resistance to aquaplaning: The special shape of the 3D grooves (shallow and steep sides) means that as the water flows through, a swirl effect is created. The water is thus dispersed more rapidly and the risk of aquaplaning reduced. The harmonious round shape of the ground contact patch also increases resistance to aquaplaning.
Improved handling thanks to asymmetrical tread pattern: The compact outer shoulder and the reduced number of tread blocks ensure optimum road contact and excellent cornering stability. The double block structure of the inner ribs ensures high circumferential tread stiffness, which results in improved driving stability and braking performance. The open inner shoulder with its continuous lateral grooves and an increased number of tread blocks reduces rolling noise and disperses water efficiently, giving a comfortable ride and excellent protection against aquaplaning.
For upmarket mid-sized and luxury vehicles. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Outstanding braking performance in both wet and dry conditions. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Audi A1/A6, BMW Series 3/5, Nissan Qashqai and VW Passat.
Innovative 3-D grooves
Outstanding braking performance in both wet and dry conditions
Excellent resistance to aquaplaning
Precise handling and unbeatable driving stability
Outstanding braking performance in both wet and dry conditions. 3D grooves optimise braking performance in both wet and dry conditions. The even pressure distribution ensures very short braking distances.
Excellent resistance to aquaplaning. Due to an increased number of tread blocks and an open inner shoulder, water is dispersed more efficiently. The harmonious round shape of the ground contact patch provides excellent protection against aquaplaning.
Precise handling and unbeatable driving stability. The asymmetric tread pattern stiffens the tyre shoulder and provides optimum road contact.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 tyre review
Average based on 96 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
17.06.2020fromHannah Monksfiel Just got a bubble on the side wall but tread is fine
15.09.2018fromJames R This is the only tyre in this profile/size 175/65 R15 that allows me to enjoy the mini’s true character (the go kart handling!). This tyre has reasonable/good roll resistance (!) and great grip and handling. Most tyres these days feel like it’s on jelly with the “low roll resistance” fashion. I’ve not seen better fuel economy with the others in any case. Obviously because they grip well they wear more quickly than say a Michelin energy but really this is the only premium tyre I’ve found that is like a sports tyre in characteristics for this profile and 15inch...which works well on the mini. It doesn’t need big rims and low profile tyres with these continentals.
21.05.2015fromJames My favoured tyre and well priced
02.03.2015fromj fishwick Much less road noise with these tyres on chipping type surfaces.
A big improvement on tyres fitted when car was new by skoda