Continental EcoContact 6
The Continental EcoContact 6 is the company’s newest summer tyre for cars and SUVs. Incorporating cutting edge technology, it is designed to meet stringent requirements in terms of safety, handling, mileage and fuel consumption.
Successor to the ContiEcoContact 5, the EcoContact 6 offers 20% more mileage and 15% lower rolling resistance. It also provides more precise handling and steering, better grip and shorter braking distances on both wet and dry roads.
It is, therefore, no surprise that Continental has already received approvals from 12 European vehicle manufacturers for factory-fitting of the EcoContact 6 to a variety of models.
The EcoContact 6 employs an incredibly high-tech compound. Indeed, it is the most advanced compound technology in Continental's Eco tyre range.
The inclusion of a product called Green Chili 2.0 in the compound means this tyre offers interesting and useful innovations and benefits.
The company's engineers redesigned the silica compound to ensure a more balanced, even distribution of chemical components. This results in stronger bonds between the compound's polymers and reduces tyre deformation while driving. Overall, this has the positive effect of reducing rolling resistance, which in turn improves fuel consumption.
Furthermore, Continental has introduced high-tech additives to the compound. They allow the contact patch to better adapt to the road surface. The result of this better road contact is a more effective transmission of braking forces, less wheel spin and more mileage.
It is not only the EcoContact 6's compound that breaks new ground; the tyre's tread pattern is also cutting edge.
First of all, the EcoContact 6’s tread pattern has 3, 4 or 5 ribs, depending on the size of the tyre. This optimises the balance between tyre size and distribution of components, which allows the tyre to deliver good grip and precision handling in every size.
What's more, the EcoContact 6's tread design is largely responsible for its impressive wet performance. The shoulder grooves and the carefully considered ratio of ribs and grooves help evacuate surface water more efficiently from the tyre's path. Sipes with bevelled edges further aid the tyre's grip and provide even more effective drainage in wet conditions. All of these features help to skillfully remove water from between the tyre and road surface. Overall this has the impact of aiding wet grip, reducing the risk of aquaplaning and improving safety.
Furthermore, Continental has taken great care to ensure that the EcoContact 6's dry performance hasn't been overlooked. In this area, the company has taken its lead from various sports tyres. Asymmetrical tread geometry, combined with rounded corners, improves stability when cornering. This in turn provides more precise handling and better grip.
Research & Development
The EcoContact 6 is the triumphant result of an intense process of research and development.
Continental's engineers have studied each component very carefully – both individually and in connection with each other – in order to ensure the tyre provides an excellent level of safety, performance and comfort.
Continental EcoContact 6 Features
- Excellent fuel efficiency, thanks to combination of innovative tread design and compound
- New Green Chili 2.0 compound enhances tyre's mileage
- Optimised grip and precise handling
Continental EcoContact 6 Reviews & Tests
The Continental EcoContact 6 is the company's brand new summer tyre. This means that currently, there are no reviews or independent tyre test results available.
However, with almost every third car in Europe being delivered with Continental equipment fitted, you can be sure the EcoContact 6 will be of the company's usual high standard.
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Continental EcoContact 6 Sizes
The EcoContact 6 is currently available for rim diameters of 13 to 18 inches and speed ratings H, T, V, Y and W.
By March 2019, the entire range of 112 tyres for rims of 13 to 22 inches will be available.
If you're interested in the EcoContact 6, take a look at our Continental brand page to see the company's most popular tread patterns.