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Continental WinterContact TS 860

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– A good number of drivers find the tire comfortable and quiet.
– The happy owners said that these tires performed very well in a variety of conditions, including snow/slush, wet and dry conditions.
– According to some user reviews, the tire is durable.
– The motorists appreciated the very good quality and the great price.
– The purchasers liked the excellent braking performance of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

– One purchaser complained that at speeds over 80 Km/h this tire became very loud.
– A couple of users said that this tire was of low value because it was handled poorly on ice.

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Continental WinterContact TS 860

Manufacturer's description

Balanced properties without compromise, winner of numerous tests.

ContiWinterContact TS 860 is the tire that won in almost all the tests and it can't be a coincidence. It's victory is caused by a very balanced performance in all tested categories, not lost on even one surface, which is very important for domestic winter. The conditions change very often during winter, so you must be ready on both snow and water on the road. Also, Continental wins across all sizes-so if Continental does the size for your car, you certainly can't go wrong.

  • Cool Chili ensures maximum braking performance in any wintry weather condition
  • Liquid Layer Drainage reduces the braking distance on frost-covered and icy roads
  • Snow Curve+ technology for safe cornering on snow-covered roads

Notable Features

Continental WinterContact TS 860 is a premium studless winter tire that ensures a high level of safety on ice and snow-covered roads, as well as on wet and dry pavements. The tire is designed to be fitted on compact and midsize passenger cars.

It is characterized by premium traction and efficient braking performance on winter surfaces, long tread life, smooth and comfortable ride, as well as excellent stability in any winter conditions.

The Continental WinterContact TS 860 tire model has been designed specifically for the weather conditions of Central and Western Europe. It is expected to gradually replace the quite successful model ContiWinterContact TS 850, which scored a total of 47 prizes and awards in comparative winter tire tests conducted by various European industry publications, motoring associations, and consumer organizations, which makes the Conti TS850 today’s best winter tire produced by Continental. Comparative analysis of Continental TS860 and TS850 performance Naturally, the stakes have upped a bit with the WinterContact TS860, and the tire maker surely wants the new development to improve upon the performance of the predecessor model. Well, there are all the prerequisites for that. For example, the WinterContact TS860 braking efficiency on wet pavement has been increased by 5%, on ice by 4%.

There are also improvements in snow traction and ride comfort. At the same time, the fuel efficiency and the expected mileage of the new-generation tire are still up to the high level of the TS850.

The tread pattern of the Conti TS860

The V-directed tread design and the unique construction of the WinterContact TS860 tire ensure superior handling response and efficient winter braking even in the most extreme of emergency situations. In addition, on winter surfaces various proprietary innovative technologies come into play, which serve to boost snow and ice traction.

For example, on winter roads, the SnowCurve technology is activated: the sidewalls of the tread blocks feature additional grooves that form a unique “snow pocket” ensuring extra snow traction.

Winter Contact TS860 design

The efficient braking performance ensured by the Continental WinterContact TS860 even on ice-covered roads is the result of using the Liquid Layer Drainage technology. Generally, during the braking on winter surfaces, a water film is formed underneath the tread, which causes the contact patch to shrink significantly.

The new technology, which includes extra drainage grooves cut into the tread blocks, speeds up evacuation of water from the contact area, which serves to considerably reduce the stopping distance on an ice-covered road. The extra liquid drainage layer The Continental engineers also renewed the rubber compound of the WinterContact TS860. The new Cool Chili compound is characterized by a high content of silica and the inclusion of special resins that keep the tire supple even at low winter temperatures. This combination of different components ensures a short stopping distance and better traction delivered by the TS860 model at absolutely any winter surface.

As we can see, Continental invested a lot of effort into developing yet another top-class winter tire. We can only wait to witness the first successful steps made by the Continental WinterContact TS860 in independent tire tests in order to make sure that the new model does outperform its rivals.

UPD. In 2017, the Continental range was extended with the WinterContact TS 860S SSR model designed to be fitted on sports cars. The key feature of the S-version of the TS 860 model is the Self Supporting Runflat (SSR) technology that allows the car to continue driving even in the event of a puncture and loss of inflated pressure.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental / WinterContact TS 860
Car Type
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 255 / 285 / 295 / 315 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 80 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Continental / WinterContact TS 860 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Price
R13 155/70 R13 75T 155/70 R13 75T
From 50.8
R13 155/80 R13 79T 155/80 R13 79T
From 47.3
R13 165/70 R13 79T 165/70 R13 79T
From 57.8
R14 155/65 R14 75T 155/65 R14 75T
From 57.2
R14 165/60 R14 79T XL 165/60 R14 79T XL
From 69.3
R14 165/65 R14 79T 165/65 R14 79T
From 64.7
R14 165/70 R14 81T 165/70 R14 81T
From 58.3
R14 165/70 R14 85T XL 165/70 R14 85T XL
From 62.0
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
From 46.4
R14 175/65 R14 86T XL 175/65 R14 86T XL
From 58.4
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T
From 64.9
R14 175/70 R14 88T XL 175/70 R14 88T XL
From 68.5
R14 175/80 R14 88T 175/80 R14 88T
From 70.5
R14 185/55 R14 80T 185/55 R14 80T
From 72.2
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T
From 60.1
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
From 59.2
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T
From 78.6
R15 155/65 R15 77T 155/65 R15 77T
From 58.7
R15 165/60 R15 77T 165/60 R15 77T
From 62.0
R15 165/65 R15 81T 165/65 R15 81T
From 62.0
R15 175/60 R15 81T 175/60 R15 81T
From 64.3
R15 185/55 R15 82H 185/55 R15 82H
From 82.9
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T
From 77.0
R15 185/55 R15 86H XL 185/55 R15 86H XL
From 83.4
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T
From 60.4
R15 185/60 R15 88T XL 185/60 R15 88T XL
From 61.8
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
From 52.2
R15 185/65 R15 92T XL 185/65 R15 92T XL
From 63.2
R15 195/50 R15 82H 195/50 R15 82H
From 67.0
R15 195/50 R15 82T 195/50 R15 82T
From 64.8
R15 195/55 R15 85H 195/55 R15 85H
From 76.6
R15 195/55 R15 85T 195/55 R15 85T
From 83.1
R15 195/60 R15 88H 195/60 R15 88H
From 80.2
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
From 66.0
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
From 65.1
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T
From 52.8
R15 195/65 R15 95T XL 195/65 R15 95T XL
From 68.1
R15 205/60 R15 91H 205/60 R15 91H
From 89.6
R15 205/60 R15 91T 205/60 R15 91T
From 87.4
R15 205/65 R15 94H 205/65 R15 94H
From 92.1
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
From 89.7
R15 215/65 R15 96H 215/65 R15 96H
From 113.5
R16 185/50 R16 81H 185/50 R16 81H
From 86.7
R16 185/55 R16 87T XL 185/55 R16 87T XL
From 82.8
R16 185/60 R16 86H 185/60 R16 86H
From 87.4
R16 195/45 R16 80T 195/45 R16 80T
From 88.1
R16 195/45 R16 84H XL FR 195/45 R16 84H XL, FR
From 88.2
R16 195/55 R16 87H 195/55 R16 87H
From 85.2
R16 195/55 R16 91H XL 195/55 R16 91H XL
From 91.8
R16 195/60 R16 89H 195/60 R16 89H
From 83.9
R16 195/65 R16 92H 195/65 R16 92H
R16 205/45 R16 87H FR 205/45 R16 87H FR
From 103.9
R16 205/45 R16 87H FR 205/45 R16 87H FR
From 103.9
R16 205/50 R16 87H 205/50 R16 87H
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
From 71.2
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
From 68.3
R16 205/55 R16 94H 205/55 R16 94H
R16 205/55 R16 94H XL 205/55 R16 94H XL
From 85.9
R16 205/55 R16 94V XL 205/55 R16 94V XL
From 100.3
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T
From 78.5
R16 205/65 R16 95H 205/65 R16 95H
From 99.1
R16 215/45 R16 90V XL FR 215/45 R16 90V XL, FR
From 121.0
R16 215/55 R16 93H 215/55 R16 93H
From 101.7
R16 215/55 R16 97H XL 215/55 R16 97H XL
From 104.4
R16 215/55 R16 97V XL 215/55 R16 97V XL
From 119.9
R17 195/45 R17 81H 195/45 R17 81H
R17 205/65 R17 96V FR 205/65 R17 96V FR
From 132.8
R17 215/40 R17 87V XL FR 215/40 R17 87V XL, FR
From 124.4
R17 225/45 R17 91H FR 225/45 R17 91H FR
From 94.8
R17 225/45 R17 94H XL FR 225/45 R17 94H XL, FR
From 105.6
R17 225/45 R17 94V XL 225/45 R17 94V XL
From 109.9
R17 225/50 R17 98H XL FR 225/50 R17 98H XL, FR
From 112.5
R17 225/50 R17 98V 225/50 R17 98V
R17 225/50 R17 98V XL FR 225/50 R17 98V XL, FR
From 114.1
R19 285/40 R19 107V XL FR 285/40 R19 107V XL, FR
From 193.6
R20 255/40 R20 101W XL FR 255/40 R20 101W XL, FR
From 243.4
R20 295/30 R20 101W XL FR 295/30 R20 101W XL, FR
R21 315/45 R21 116V FR 315/45 R21 116V FR

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