TÜV SÜD: Winter Tire Test R17 2021
For the winter season 2021, Continental is launching the new Continental WinterContact TS 870 model designed for cars of midsize class and coming to replace the tried-and-tested WinterContact TS 860, which has received numerous awards from the automotive trade press. The previous-generation tire has already set the bar pretty high, and the company says that the new model is not only superior to the previous one in all safety-relevant disciplines, but also impresses from an ecological perspective — including through a further reduction in rolling resistance and significantly higher mileage.
To back up their claims, Continental turned to the reputable German organization TÜV SÜD, which tested the new 225/45 R17 tire against competitors from Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Nokian and Pirelli. The snow tests were conducted in Sweden — at the Continental test facility in Arvidsjaur and the Arctic Falls complex, while the wet and dry tests were conducted at Contidrom and ATP test facilities in Papenburg, Germany. In addition, the experts measured the tires’ rolling resistance and their noise emission inside and outside the car. The test cars were VW Golf VII and Skoda Octavia.