Continental's Winter Tyres Shine in Auto Bild Test
November 1, 2023

Acclaim for the WinterContact TS 870 P

The limelight was on Continental's WinterContact TS 870 P tyre, which bagged an "exemplary" rating in the Auto Bild test published on Oct. 5, 2023. Out of 54 tyre models tested – hailing from European, American, and Asian manufacturers – this Continental gem stood out.

Tested on a 3-series BMW, the tyre showcased its prowess across various terrains – snow, wet roads, and dry roads, receiving impressive grades of 1 and 2.

Auto Bild editors praised the tyre as "a winter talent with balanced performance in all kinds of weather, dynamic handling in wet and dry conditions, and short braking distances."

Furthermore, the Hanover-developed WinterContact TS 870 P also garnered a "good" rating in mileage and rolling resistance, highlighting its cost efficiency.

Other Contenders in the Spotlight

Continental had more than just one ace in the game. Winter tyres from their sub-brands Uniroyal, Semperit, and Barum were also tested. All of these brands earned a respectable grade of "satisfactory."

● The Uniroyal WinterExpert garnered praise for its balanced handling on snowy terrains and wet roads.

● Semperit Speed-Grip 5 distinguished itself with commendable winter suitability and adept dry handling.

● The economical choice, Barum Polaris 5, received accolades for its affordable pricing, remarkable snow performance, and spirited dry handling.

Continental's Winter Tyres Shine in Auto Bild Test

WinterContact TS 870 & 870 P: Versatility and Performance

The WinterContact series, with its TS 870 and TS 870 P, is Continental's latest offering in the winter tyre segment.

The WinterContact TS 870 has been carefully designed for vehicles ranging from mini to mid-size classes. Its versatility doesn't end there; even sporty compact cars can count on this tyre during the chilly season. It caters to a wide range of requirements, with sizes ranging from 14 to 18 inches in diameter and various aspect ratios and widths.

The more robust WinterContact TS 870 P, on the other hand, is tailor-made for larger vehicles, including SUVs with beefy engines. Known for its short braking distances and precision handling, this tyre is the perfect ally for winter roads. Its size versatility extends from 16 to 22 inches in diameter. It's worth noting that the WinterContact TS 870 P has also received nods of approval from leading European vehicle manufacturers, with speed ratings soaring up to 168 mph (270 km/h).

Tyres Northampton: Your Expert Supplier

For those looking to experience the excellence of these Continental winter tyres firsthand, look no further than Tyres Northampton. We offer many options, including the WinterContact series, to cater to your needs. Just speak to one of our friendly team members who can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure you are winter-ready with the best tyres for the season.

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Continental's Winter Tyres Shine in Auto Bild Test
Continental's Winter Tyres Shine in Auto Bild Test
Continental's Winter Tyres Shine in Auto Bild Test