Auto Zeitung rates Continental off-road tires 'best-in-test'
ERJ staff report (TP)
Hanover, Germany – The ContiSportContact 5 SUV received acclaim in the Allrad (off-road 2/14) issue of Germany’s Auto Zeitung magazine when it published a test of six SUV summer tires.
A series of 20 test disciplines were put in place – off-road and on wet and dry asphalt – and the ContiSportContact 5 SUV emerged from the comparison of products from European, US and Asian manufacturers as “best-in-test”.
Auto Zeitung said: “Best under braking and top for traction on gravel” – that was in the off-road tests. On wet roads, the verdict was “there’s no beating the Conti when it comes to braking. Fast and safe in the handling test and on the wet circle”.
And in the dry, the testers said: “The SportContact 5 SUV offers the lowest rolling resistance and best braking performance.”
Overall, the Continental SUV tire finished top of the pack on account of its “good braking properties across the board and low rolling resistance”.
Conti said: “The outcome showed that, facing the kind of diversity of test disciplines that is crucial in terms of what it tells consumers, the best products are the ones with performance characteristics at a very high, balanced level.”
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Press release from Continental