Continental WinterContact TS830

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 84%
Wear 85%
Comfort 91%
Buy again 97%

The Continental WinterContact TS830 is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental WinterContact TS 810

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental WinterContact TS 850

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Tyre review data from 30 tyre reviews averaging 90% over 144,000 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2011 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 14 tyres

  • Overall - Due to be replaced soon, the Continental WinterContact TS830 is still a leading winter tyre.

2011 ACE Winter Tyre Test - 3rd of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Slightly let down by its snow performance, the Continental Winter Contact TS830 wins the wet and dry tests by scoring top in each subjective test

2011 European Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15 - 1st of 14 tyres

  • Overall - Very balanced tyre, good on snow, good in the wet, good on dry roads
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Questions and Answers for the Continental WinterContact TS830

2018-09-26 - When they stopped producing tyre Continental WinterContact TS830 ?

The TS830 has been replaced by the TS850 and TS860. The TS830 will still be made in certain sizes for OE but now it is recommended you fit the newer pattern.

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Top Continental WinterContact TS830 Review

Given 90% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Swapped back to 16" 205/55R16 Continental WinterContact TS830s, from the 17" 225/45R17 Bridgestone Potenzas S001s I run in the summer.

Now the temperature is consistently below 7 degrees C, and often wet, at morning & evening commute times, these Conti's really live up to the reputation they have earned in the independent tests. They feel noticeably more secure on cold damp roads than the wider summer Potenzas, and the taller side-wall of the 16" helps helps with the winter pot holes. Conti's own test video suggests a 7m shorter stopping distance in the wet over an equivilent Conti summer tyre.

Snow, slush and resulting standing water all taken in the tyres' stride which is incredibly reassuring. Given that the Potenza is clearly a "focused" performance tyre, the narrower softer compound winter Conti could be forgiven for feelin "woolly" in comparison... ....but it doesn't at these temperatures.

Highly suited to the Audi A3 in southern UK winter temperatures/conditions. I believe the TS830 has now been superseded by the TS830P and TS850, both of which continue to top independent tests. Swapping to smaller 16" rubber November to March also saves tread wear on the more expensive 17" summer tyres!
8 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2012   

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Given 87% while driving a BMW 535d msport touring (245/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Had these tires fitted for just over 1k Miles,
I do a 100 mile a day commute mostly A road and motorway at high speeds.
As soon as the roads begin to get a little moist I have to slow it right down on vends and roundabouts with my Factory fitted Goodyear runflats.
I purchased a new set of Alloys and these tires for a great price as the weather has just started to turn. All I can say is, what a difference to the car, it’s almost as easy to drive the car on the motorway in a storm as it is in the sunshine. The car is stable giving lots of feeling and basically moves the standing water out of the way, it is amazing. The car sticks on roundabouts etc, really really gives me so much confidence, which I never had before with the big Beemer. In the dry when the temps is over 10 degrees ( I have put them on slightly early) the car feels slightly wobbly and less firm, as these are not runflats and are obviously softer.
I can forgive this for the amount of confidence I get in the bad weather.
Actually hope it rains and freezes now when I wake up just to be amazed yet again.
Just as a suggestion, UK drivers, wether you choose these tires or not or are considering winter tires. Don’t delay get them fitted they will literally transform your bad weather driving experience for the better.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 8, 2018   
Given 100% while driving a Kia Motors (195/65 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
Great tyres; have had 205/55/16 before for about 30k miles and now 195/65/15 for last 2 winters (10k miles).

Excellent price to quality ratio - will buy again and recommended to everyone:)
1 - tyre reviewed on January 21, 2015   
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Given 95% while driving a Toyota Avensis (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
These tyres have enabled me to drive in conditions that would otherwise have been impossible, excellent in snow and wet (even passable with care on sheet ice). I now look forward to putting them back on each autumn, as they feel better (even in warmer spells in spring and autumn) than the summer tyres ever do.
I am seriously considering keeping them on all year, the car just seems right with these on.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2013   
Given 89% while driving a Ford MONDEO (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 28,000 average miles
Having had these tyres on my Mondeo Ghia X 2.2Ltr Estate for three winters and two SUMMERS one in southern Italy carrying five large tool boxes in the rear and a heavily laden roof box towing a 1350Kg caravan through the Alps twice a year in WINTER these tyres are SUPERB. Now replaced all four because the front O/S tyre has worn down to legal limit and no longer driving through the Alps. Rear tyres are at 6mm depth and N/S is at 3mm. I have kept the removed tyres will be replacing worn tyres and placing on a set of rims and fitting back on the vehicle come winter time. A SUPERB and SAFE tyre.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 9, 2013   
Given 93% while driving a Peugeot 308 (195/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 17,000 spirited miles
The best winter tyre i ever had. Dry and wet grip is amazing (had no problems even at +15C), snow and ice - very good (as for non-arctic tyre). Very comfy and quiet. After 17k miles 5 mm of protector left.
Will not buy again only because want TS850)))
The best tyre for soft winter, imho.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 11, 2013   

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