By Denna Bowman
Continental has been awarded a second accolade so far this year for its new ContiWinterContact TS850 winter tyres.
The Continental winter tyres were named the best in their field by evo magazine, just weeks after picking up an Editor’s Choice award from Auto Express.
Evo tested the popular Continental winter tyres alongside a number of the best winter tyres on the market and reported that the ContiWinterContact TS850 demonstrated excellent responsiveness, stability and predictability in all scenarios.
Peter Robb, brand manager for Continental, commented: “The ContiWinterContact TS850 has taken the winter market by storm. In a string of tyre tests in Europe, the tyre has consistently beaten the best to take top spot.”
The Continental winter tyres were also praised by Auto Express at the beginning of the year when expert product testers Kim Adams and Jamie Fretwell chose their 20 favourite products of 2012 from a range of car accessories from tools to tyres.
Auto Express reported: “Tyres rarely make it on to our lists of favourites. We test dozens of them every year, and there’s generally not much between the top performers. But this Continental winter tyre grabbed our attention with a string of superb results.
“Impressive stuff, as excellence in one area usually means a trade-off elsewhere. But not with the TS850: it’s top in wet, dry and snowy conditions.”