ERJ staff report (TP)
Hanover, Germany – Continental has added three limited-edition passenger car and bus tires to its product portfolio as part of its official sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The side walls of the ContiPowerContact and ContiMaxContact MC 5 passenger car summer tires feature stylized soccer balls and the FIFA World Cup logo, while the ContiGol Urbano bus tire has a coloured vulcanised Continental logo.
The ContiPowerContact special edition has been available in Latin America since 2013. It was developed specifically for the Latin American market and is manufactured in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil.
The ContiMaxContact MC 5 is produced at its tire plant in Hefei, China, in 49 sizes for rims measuring 13, 14, 15, and 16 inches with approved speeds of between 190 and 240 km/h.
The ContiGol Urbano premium bus tire was specifically designed for the particular challenges posed by city traffic in Brazil, such as having to stop frequently and change speed. It “achieves 30% higher mileage compared with its predecessor model thanks to a new rubber compound”.
It is also produced at the tire plant in Camaçari in sizes 295/80 R 22.5 and 275/80 R 22.5 and is sold in Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia, and Venezuela.