With our revolutionary PrecisionPlus and S-Grip technology, no matter what surprises the road throws at you, the WinterContact™ TS 850 P is always prepared.
A unique approach to tyre design ensures that you get extreme precision when accelerating and cornering.
Continental’s ActiveBand technology significantly reduces your stopping distance on dry and wet surfaces.
10/2014, AutoBild sportscars (D) published the Winter Tyre Test 2014. The tested tyre size was 235/35 R19 W/V and the test vehicle BMW M 135i.
The test was conducted by AutoBild sportscars in cooperation with Pirelli at Vizzola, Italy and Alvsbyn, Sweden.
Result for the Continental WinterContactTM TS 850 P (235/35 R19 W/V): "Exemplary"
About our Continental WinterContactTM TS 850 P:
+ convincing winter tyre with "vorbildlicher" performance on wet road
+ very good wet and dry handling, good steering response, precise side force build up
+ short braking distance of snowy and wet road
+ low rolling resistance
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.