By Denna Bowman
Continental tyres dominated the summer tyres test carried out by two leading motoring associations.
The latest tests produced by German motoring association ADAC, in partnership with OAMTC (the Austrian equivalent) pitted fifteen 165/70 R14, fifteen more 205/55 R16 V and seven 215/55 R16 H SUV tyres against each other.
Although the 205/55 R16 test was a three-way tie between the ContiPremiumContact 5, the Goodyear Optigrip and the Dunlop SP Sport FastResponse, the German Hannover-based automotive supplier was the only tyre manufacturer to produce products placing first in all three tests, according to Tyres and Accessories.
The 165/70 R14T test demonstrated the strengths of Continental’s ContiEcoContact 5 as it topped almost all of the dry, wet, noise and tread wear categories that were ranked with an overall score of 1.9 (the lower the score the better).
Michelin’s Energy Saver came a close second, with 2.0 and Pirelli’s Cinturato P1 slipped into third place with a score of 2.2.