Continental tyres receive range of new OE approvals for VW vehicles

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Continental has received a range of new approvals from Volkswagen to supply summer tyre fitments as Original Equipment for the Golf Mk VII, CC, and Beetle.

For the Golf Mk VII, Volkswagen has approved both 15 and 16-inch ContiEcoContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5 tyres. The ContiEcoContact 5 delivers reduced CO2 emissions and 20% better rolling resistance than its predecessor, thanks to the functionalised polymer chains, while the ContiPremiumContact 5 builds on the success of its predecessor, delivering exceptional all round braking performance.

The CC will be fitted with the 17-inch ContiSportContact 5 and ContiEcoContact 5 tyres. For this model, Volkswagen is consistently opting for tyres with the ContiSeal technology, which seals minor damage to the tyre by itself, thereby enabling uninterrupted driving.

The Beetle will also be fitted with the 20-inch ContiSportContact 5 tyre in the future. With the ContiSportContact 5, Continental tyres engineers have developed a tyre which offers the best in braking when pushed to the limit. With shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent road grip and safety when cornering, the ContiSportContact 5 won a coveted award from the UK’s best-selling weekly motoring magazine, Auto Express last year, taking top spot in the ultimate tyre test.

Jörg Göner, Manager Automotive Engineering for Continental’s Volkswagen group, said: “Volkswagen chose our tyres because we satisfy the Wolfsburg-based company’s high expectations and performance specification with our premium products.

“In addition, we have the ContiEcoContact 5 in our range – a tyre with very low rolling resistance and very good driving properties even on wet roads – for example for the Golf Mk VII BlueMotion. By the same token, with the ContiSportContact 5, we can offer a handling-based tyre that brings the agile properties of the Beetle safely onto the asphalt.”

etyres supply and fit a wide range of Continental tyres at highly competitive prices, which are currently even lower thanks to its Big Tyre Sale. For a limited time, etyres is offering £25 off four or more new tyres and £10 off two or three new tyres.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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