By creating a windscreen wiper effect, the tyre offers vastly improved water dispersion for safe wet braking.
The improved contact with the road and the increased stability and rigidity of the tread pattern result in an optimum driving performance.
A special compound reduces energy loss during the deformation of the tyre. The effect: reduced rolling resistance for higher fuel efficiency.
The German magazine promobil published a Van Summer Tyre Test in it´s 04/2015 issue. The tested tyre size was 235/65 R16 C, the test vehicle a Mercedes Sprinter. The test was conducted by promobil at the Contidrom proving ground in Jeversen, Germany
Rating for the ContiVanContactTM 200: "Very recommended"
About ContiVanContactTM 200:
+ best in rolling resistance
+ best in hydroplaning longitudinal
+ direct steering and safe driving behaviour in the dry
+ safe driving behaviour in the wet
- wet braking could be a little bit better
Tyres with high wet grip performance (A or B graded) have shorter braking distances on wet roads and are, therefore, safer in the rain. As with fuel efficiency, the D grade isn’t used and there are no plans to use G.
Tyres account for up to 20% of your vehicle’s fuel consumption so, if you want to get more miles per tank of fuel, you should choose tyres with a high fuel efficiency rating. You will also lower your CO2 emissions. It comes down to rolling resistance i.e. the energy lost when a tyre is moving. The lower the rolling resistance, the less energy is lost and the lower your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The difference between an A-rated tyre and a G-rated tyre could be as much as 6 litres per 625 miles.
This is the external noise made by the tyre and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tyres.