It's not often a new tyre is launched with not one, but two first place awards in magazine group tests, but that's exactly what has happened with the new Continental Premium Contact 5.
With the new tyre labelling laws coming into effect this year, tyre manufacturers have a real set of goals to aim for. A tyres wet grip, rolling resistance and noise levels will be displayed on every tyre sold, and could be the difference been a sale or not.
While certain manufacturers with limited resources might concentrate on the 3 label criteria, premium manufacturers like Continental have to design their tyres to excel in every category. The new Continental Premium Contact 5 does just that, by not only improving in the 3 label criteria, but also many other areas tested when compared to the Continental Premium Contact 2 (there was no Premium Contact 3 or 4!)
Designed for small to medium sized vehicles, the Premium Contact 5 excels in wet braking and rolling resistance when compared to it’s predecessor, stopping 15% shorter and using 8% less fuel. To achieve this target the Premium Contact 5 utilises a number of new manufacturing techniques in the tread pattern and sidewall section of the tyre.