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For high speeds in road use. For sporty SUVs. For high speeds in use on roads.
Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Short braking distances and high cornering stability. Test winner by 'Gute Fahrt' in their summer tyre test 2014 for the size 235/55 R 17 V. The bionic contour of the tire narrows the tire when moving and widens it when braking.
This reduces the braking distance and ensures higher cornering stability. The tire's asymmetrical profile and outer rigidity guarantees exceptional cornering and a fun drive without compromising on safety. The four or five (depending on tire width) circumferential drainage grooves provide excellent protection against aquaplaning.
Short braking distances and high cornering stability
Safety reserves for outstanding handling and fun at the wheel
Low rolling resistance and excellent grip
Short braking distances and high cornering stability. The tire’s bionic contour creates a disproportionately wider ground contact patch in the case of increased dynamic load, resulting in short braking distances and greater cornering stability.
Safety reserves for outstanding handling and fun at the wheel. Sturdy shoulder lugs on the outer side of the tire, linked to the ribbed tread pattern structure, mean steering precision and cornering stability, as well as optimum traction and braking characteristics. These large lugs linked to the circumferential rib give the tire a good foothold, thereby improving traction and braking, with optimum steering precision and straight running.
Low rolling resistance and excellent grip. The state-of-the-art high-performance car tire tread compound with silica technology ensures outstanding interlocking with the road, resulting in excellent grip and low rolling resistance.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
ContiCrossContactUHP tyre review
Average based on 250 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
04.08.2013fromRichard Fantastic tyre, love driving on them, tyre wear is high though but I guess one can not have grip and low wear. I have had tyers (of another brand) that had high wear and low grip.
01.10.2010fromJon C Very Very Good Grip in Dry Very good in Wet. Quite poor in snow/grass. Total on road tyre, wear life okish, had better
09.07.2010fromMike Wiseman Very good tyre, loads of deep tread and good grip, especially in the snow. Big difference over my last tyres.
21.01.2010fromPanks Rubbish in the snow which makes having a 4x4 even more pointless. Volvo should be ashamed for fitting this tyre as standard. Have ordered some Vredestein Wintrax 4 Extremes instead for winter then will change to an all season tyre such as the Goodyear Wrangler.