Continental AG extended its line with a new passenger-car tire model named Continental EcoContact 6Q. The new model is essentially a modified version of the EcoContact 6, the Q letter standing for «quiet», which means that the model ensures extra acoustic comfort.
The new tire model got a similar tread pattern, yet with a few differences; the first thing that meets the eye is the absence of additional grooves in the shoulder areas, which, obviously, helps to reduce the noise (it must be noted that such a solution can have a negative impact on wet traction). The engineers’ primary objective was reducing the noise emission at 50 km/h, the main expected buyers of these tires being the car makers who are looking to make their cars as quiet as possible.
Otherwise, the EcoContact 6Q will preserve all the features of the standard model, i.e. the tread pattern includes the same ribs with rounded facets that reduce the tread deformation and improve handling response, while the strong links between the silica particles and polymers serve to reduce rolling resistance, and, as a consequence, the fuel consumption by the vehicle. In addition, the tread compound is made with the use of the Green Chili 2.0 technology that slows down the tread wear and increases the expected mileage.
- This tire replaced Continental / EcoContact 6
Original Equipment (OE) tires
- Year Released: 2020
- Regions for sale: Eastern Asia, Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania
The Continental EcoContact 6Q was developed to be fitted on such cars as Audi, Ford, Mercedes, etc. In size 215/50 R18 it has already been adopted as OE for Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV. At the same time, the tire is already available on the aftermarket (the French service network Feu Vert is asking 141.9 Euros for one 18-inch tire). It must be noted that we do not recommend installing tires of different versions on one car because it is much safer to drive on tires with identical tread pattern.