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Key Facts about Continental WinterContact TS 860:


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Continental WinterContact TS 860. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

A happy driver claimed that this was the least noisy winter tire ever, and quieter than many summer tires he owned in the past.
A few drivers mentioned that these tires were very good in the wet and heavy rain.
One satisfied driver wrote that this tire had tons of grip on snow, and you felt extremely safe.
A few drivers mentioned that these tires were very good in the wet and heavy rain.
Many drivers mentioned the fact that these tires ensured confident snow handling.
Many drivers appreciated the fact that this tire provided good grip and reaction to steering movements.

Reasons not to buy

One purchaser complained that over 80 Km/h this tire became very loud.
A few drivers said that on the ice these tires soon lost grip.


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

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental WinterContact TS 860
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 "
155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 mm
Aspect Ratio
45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... V (max 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Continental WinterContact TS 860 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R14 155/65 R14 75T 155/65 R14 75T
R14 165/70 R14 81T 165/70 R14 81T
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T
R15 195/55 R15 85H 195/55 R15 85H
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/55 R16 94H XL 205/55 R16 94H XL
R16 215/55 R16 93H 215/55 R16 93H
R17 225/45 R17 91H 225/45 R17 91H
R17 225/50 R17 98V XL 225/50 R17 98V XL

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