Auto-Zeitung: Tried-and-tested CONTINENTAL ContiSportContact 3 highly recommended

Published on February 22nd, 2011

This year, even though it’s the first half of the year, world-renowned tire manufacturers Continental, have earned bragging rights as Continental products have yet again come out of the year’s first summer tire tests with flying colors. The ContiPremiumContact 2 performed far better than the runner-up in the test carried out by Auto Club Europa and GTÜ (Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung). Volume 2/11 of the ACE’s magazine Lenkrad published the results. In its test, German Auto Zeitung (Vol. 5/11) awarded the proven ContiSportContact 3 the much coveted and sought after top rating of “highly recommended”.

The two special-interest automotive magazines focused on two distinct groups of tires. The ACE magazine looked at and tested tires with the size of 205/55 R 16. It equipped mainly compact and standard-size cars with such tires during testing. Auto-Zeitung, on the other hand, checked out and tested tires of the size 225/45 R 17. Largely performance cars with powerful engines and high handling demands sport such a tire size. The upshot of the ACE test: The ContiPremiumContact 2 performed best on wet roads. It also stops a car best on dry roads. In the Lenkrad report, the test car fitted with Continental tires came to a halt three meters sooner than the second-place car. Here as well, low rolling resistance was at odds with safe tire properties. Auto Zeitung noted that the tried-and-tested ContiSportContact 3’s “brisk lap times proved that the Continental tire is a good choice to make and invest in”.

The ACE test covered seven tires in all. Two of them received a score of “highly recommended”. Auto Zeitung’s test graded a total of 14 summer tires. Eight of these products managed to scale the “highly recommended” hurdle.

words: Azdee Amir  pix: Continental Tyres


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