Optimally arranged blocks with transverse incisions in the centre ribs and shoulders considerably improve grip on snow. The special arrangement of multifunctional sipes ensures a better grip in all directions when in contact with the road surface. The special profile design in the middle improves the lateral grip on snow. This results in exceptionally good traction, short braking distances and safe driving on snowy roads.
Optimized positioning of the longitudinal grooves and lateral grooves improves water displacement from the tread on wet roads. Additional carvings in the shoulder area ensure optimum contact with the ground, which improves contact on wet roads. This arrangement of lateral and circumferential grooves ensures balanced, safe performance on wet roads.
An improved tread structure with differently graded blocks whose length varies on both sides of the tread minimizes rolling noise. The resulting low noise level leads to a relaxing ride and less stress for the driver and other passengers.
The wet grip rating indicates how well the tire will perform in wet conditions, with performance graded from class A down to class E. A high grade means short braking distances on wet roads.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with fuel consumption increasing for each subsequent class through to E.
This is the external rolling noise generated by the tire, measured in decibels. The label shows the noise level rated in classes from A to C.
In addition to these three label values, there are also pictograms − if applicable − relating to performance in severe snow conditions (3PMSF) and/or grip in icy conditions (the latter applies to passenger car tires only).
With the EU label generator, you can access the specific label values for your Continental tires.
For further details on the new EU Tire Label (2020/740) please click here.