Quieter, smoother and does not tramline when compared to the Conti Sport Contact 2 summer tyre.
Every time temperatures fall below -15 degrees C, I noted a huge risk of a deflated tyre. I always had my tyres installed at the Audi dealership and they use nothing but the best for their cars. I am not sure but I feel the rubber component is not adapted for such cold weather conditions. Does it shrink more than other models at cold temperatures? This is my third deflated tyre this season (installed early November) and I will try to have them changed by the maker. There are no perforations whatsoever nor any defective valves... Just deflated as if the rubber sealant can't hold the tire on the mags at these temperatures. I will also challenge the dealership on the type of sealant they use before going to Continental. Nevertheless, this is a good performance tyre but not meant for heavier snow conditions. I will go back and consider a Scandinavian tyre maker such as Nokian as they understand the Canadian weather conditions and have by far the best winter tyres on the market if you are willing to pay the price.
Great tyres - would get them again and again. Superb grip in the slush and snow.