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Continental 4X4 Contact
Welcome comfort on board
For SUVs and off-road vehicles
For comfortable driving on the road and easy terrain. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Excellent noise levels and comfort in on-road use. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including for example the models BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC70.
For four-wheel comfort
The wide longitudinal and lateral tread grooves provides excellent protection against aquaplaning. The offset tread blocks and wide centre grooves ensure quiet running and rapid steering response. Thanks to the numerous sipes the tire is ideal for use on roads and light terrain.
- Excellent noise levels and comfort in on-road use
- Good protection against aquaplaning
- Superb traction both on the road and in general off-road usage through high sipe density
Excellent noise levels and comfort in on-road use.
The offset rows of tread lugs on this tyre which have been specifically designed for SUV vehicles ensure a particularly quiet and comfortable ride on normal roads.
Good protection against aquaplaning.
The wide longitudinal and lateral tread grooves protect against aquaplaning.
Superb traction both on- and off-road.
At a constant speed, the vibrations in the compound are lower. Multiple sipes with high density provide improved traction both on the road and in moderate off-road use.
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.