Continental Wins the 2015 Auto Express Ultimate Tyre Test

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Continental Wins Auto Express Ultimate tyre test 2015

Continental Wins Auto Express Ultimate tyre test 2015

Continental’s ContiSportContact 5 has taken top spot in this year’s Ultimate tyre test from the UK's no1 weekly selling car magazine, Auto Express.

For many years the Auto Express summer tyre test has been the benchmark for performance, celebrating the best of the best in the summer tyre market. The awards highlight exceptional performance, quality, safety, desirability and value. They are seen within the motoring industry as a stamp of approval that offers motoring enthusiasts confidence when looking for their next summer tyre purchase.

The Auto Express Ultimate tyre test pitted the Continental ContiSportContact 5 against ten competitor summer tyres in size 225/45R17. The award recognises the ContiSportContact 5 across a broad spectrum, taking top spot for dry handling, dry braking, wet handling and wet braking.

Auto Express said, “Rarely do we see such a dominant performance in our tests, but it was clear as soon as we started compiling the results that Continental was going to retain its 17-inch title. Four wins and three runner-up spots left little doubt and gave the ContiSportContact 5 a bigger margin of victory than in the close-run 2013 test.”

Scott Benbow, Product Marketing Manager at Continental said; “We are delighted to have been commended by Auto Express yet again in the latest summer tyre test. The ContiSportContact 5 has taken the summer market by storm, with multiple tyre test wins since its launch, reiterating our leading position for safety.”

With the ContiSportContact 5, Continental’s engineers have developed a tyre which is equally suitable for performance cars & SUVs and represents a significant progression on the successful ContiSportContact 3.

With Shorter braking distances in all weather conditions, excellent road grip and safety when cornering and reduced fuel consumption, The ContiSportContact 5 is available in a range of sizes from 17 inch upwards for cars and 18 inch upwards for SUV.

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