Amidst all the doom and gloom of the car industry, Continental tyres is delighted to have the chance to trumpet its success in a leading car mags rigorous tyres test.
The German car maker is over the moon after coming out on top of the Autocar magazines recent tyre comparison, when it pitched the ContiPremiumContact 2 against five Asian made summer tyres.
The tyres firm highlights the ‘staggering’ difference in quality between tyres made in Europe and the budget segment Asian imports.
We reported Autocar’s findings last months after the magazines experts travelled to Continental’s Contidrom in Germany and tested five Asian made summer tyres, using the ContiPremiumContact 2 as their reference tyre.
As Conti reports, tests revealed that the imports encountered safety problems, mainly in wet driving conditions, but were also outperformed by the European tyre in terms of braking distance on dry asphalt.
High-speed tests showed yet more problems, with four out of five of the import tyres failing to make the grade at top speeds.
Alex Kapadia, etyres Operations Executive