By Denna Bowman
Continental tyres has announced it has received two new original equipment approvals from Mercedes-Benz.
The sporty CLS sedan will roll off the line with tyres from the development department in Hanover and Continental has also been awarded another approval for tyres for the high-end versions of the Viano and the Vito.
Mercedes decided on tyres from the development department of Europe’s leading tyre manufacturer since the tyre models transfer handling performance reliably to the road while saving fuel.
Tyres of the sizes 255/35 R 19 and 285/30 R 19 will be fit on the CLS, which boasts power of up to 300kW (408 HP). The Viano and Vito, with up to 119 kW (approx. 162 HP), now also features the ContiSportContact 5 of the size 245/45 R 19.
Both summer tyre models are specialised for their application: The ContiSportContact 5 P was designed with powerful sporty vehicle in mind. ContiSportContact 5 – its “little brother” – provides for good grip, reliable cornering performance and short braking distances on sporty cars and powerful vans.
Continental labels the tyres of the ContiSportContact 5 P model for the CLS with the additional designation “MO” (Mercedes original equipment).