Continental WinterContact TS 860
The Continental WinterContact TS 860 offers drivers of compact and mid-sized vehicles dynamic handling qualities and maximum safety in all winter weather conditions.
The award-winning tyre offers noticeable improvements in several areas compared to its highly successful predecessor, the Continental WinterContact TS 850. This predecessor itself chalked up an impressive 47 ‘best-in-test’ European-wide tyre awards.
The latest model performs 5% better when braking on wet wintry roads, while braking distances are 4% shorter on ice, with further improvements in snow handling, grip on snow and ride quality.
The WinterContact TS 860 is a true winter tyre. It bears the Alpine symbol, often referred to as the 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snowflake), which means it complies with UNECE regulations (valid in the EU and various other countries) and has also been tested for use in severe snow conditions. It also carries the M+S marking, which confirms it has performance capabilities for mud and snow conditions.
Overall, the WinterContactTS 860 is a popular choice, maximising safety and offering drivers more confidence when driving in winter weather.
Continental WinterContact TS 860 Features
- Cool Chili compound has high silica content to reduce braking distances, especially on wet roads
- New Liquid Layer Drainage offers a sipe system which helps to constantly reduce water on the tyres contact surface
- SnowCurve+ technology helps provide better grip by compressing snow at more than 1000 spots thanks to 3D groove wall structure
- Notable fuel efficiency, keeping costs down at the pumps
Continental WinterContact TS 860 Reviews & Tests
Auto Express Winter Tyre Test (2018) – Test Winner
For the third year in a row, the WinterContact TS 860 stormed Auto Express’ Winter Tyre Test.
This most recent triumph of the WinterContact TS 860 means Continental is the first manufacturer to top Auto Express’ tests in all three season categories – Summer, Winter and All-Season – in a single year.
ADAC Winter Tyre Test (2018) – Test Winner
The WinterContact TS 860 ranked first out of sixteen tyres in ADAC’s 2018 Winter Tyre Test. It was described as a very balanced tyre, offering excellent wet and snow performance, as well as low fuel consumption. ADAC consequently found no negatives to mention.
AMS Winter Tyre Test (2018) – Test Winner
In Auto Motor und Sport’s 2018 Winter Tyre Test, the WinterContact TS 860 again emerged on top. Performing well on snow, wet roads and dry roads – and without compromising on safety – it outperformed the ten other tyres in the test.
Auto Express Winter Tyre Test (2017) – Test Winner
“Continental has again shown itself to deliver high quality performance tyres for all weather conditions. The TS 860 boasts good fuel efficiency and great handling on wet, dry and snow-covered roads. With unpredictable winter weather in the UK year-on-year, this tyre will keep you safe whilst driving under any conditions you may face.”
Auto Express Winter Tyre Test (2016) – Test Winner
“The new Continental delivers a winning blend of wet and dry grip plus fuel efficiency. It will keep you safe on snow, and then it will excel in the wet and on dry roads – exactly the conditions UK drivers will face for much of the winter.”
Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (2016) – Test Winner
“An exemplary tyre without faults or flaw.”
Continental WinterContact TS 860 sizes
The Continental WinterContact TS 860 is available in a wide range of sizes from etyres. We can also fit your new tyres at your home or work for free thanks to our mobile tyre fitting service.
155/70R13 75T, 155/65R14 75T, 165/60R14 79T XL, 165/65R14 79T, 165/70R14 85T XL, 165/70R14 81T, 175/65R14 82T, 175/65R14 86T XL, 175/70R14 84T, 175/80R14 88T XL, 175/80R14 88T, 185/55R14 80T, 185/60R14 82T, 185/65R14 86T, 185/70R14 88T, 155/65R15 77T, 165/60R15 77T, 165/65R15 81T, 175/60R15 81T, 185/55R15 (82H, 82T, 86H XL), 185/60R15 84T, 185/60R15 88T XL, 185/65R15 88T, 185/65R15 92T XL, 195/50R15 82H, 195/50R15 82T, 195/55R15 85H, 195/55R15 85T, 195/60R15 88T, 195/60R15 88H, 195/65R15 (91T, 95T XL and , 1H), 205/60R15 91T, 205/60R15 91H, 205/65R15 94T, 205/65R15 94H, 215/65R1596H, 185/50R16 81H, 185/55R16 87T XL, 195/45R16 80T, 195/45R16 84H XL, 195/55R16 87H, 195/60R16 89H, 205/45R16 87H XL, 205/50R16 87H, 205/55R16 (91T, 94V XL, 91H, 94H XL, 91H and 94V XL), 205/60R16 92T, 205/65R16 95H, 215/45R16 90V XL, 215/55R16 (93H, 97H XL and 97V XL), 215/40R17 87V XL, 225/45R17 (94V XL, 94H XL and 91H), 225/50R17 (98H XL and 98V XL).