ContiWinterContact TS 850: A winter tyre for compact and mid-size cars
Designed for compact and mid-size cars, the ContiWinterContact TS 850 announces significant performance gains compared with its predecessor, the CWC… in terms of safety, cost effectiveness and eco-friendliness.
Every year, the dynamic growth in the winter tyre market brings new and even more efficient tyre models. Continental is no exception to the rule. In a few weeks, the tyre manufacturer will launch the ContiWinterContact TS 850, a winter tyre for compact and mid-size cars, to replace the ContiWinterContact TS 830.
With the ContiWinterContact TS 850, Continental promises better grip on winter roads, even better driving performances, shorter wet braking distances, enhanced handling, a higher mileage performance as well as a lower rolling resistance.
To achieve these performance improvements, Continental engineers have concentrated their efforts on the tread design, the tread sipes and the sidewall structure.
More biting edges for better grip on winter roads
The new ContiWinterContact TS 850 directional tread pattern provides better grip on snow thanks to 10% more biting edges when starting and braking and 20% more when negotiating curves. Furthermore, the tread has been designed to maintain performance levels over the tyre’s whole life.
Sipes that improve handling on all road surfaces
Another technological innovation concerns sipes. Sinusoidal sipes embedded in the centre block of the tread provide better grip on snow covered roads and on ice. Sipes in the shoulder blocks increase the tyre’s stiffness when cornering to deliver a better steering response on all road surfaces.
Rolling resistance reduced by 10%
Continental has also optimised its new tyre’s rolling resistance to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. To do this, engineers have modified sidewall components to decrease tyre deformation in this area. The resulting gain is 10% lower than with the previous model.
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