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The presented tyre is marked with 3PMSF symbol (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake). It means that the tyre meets the EU requirements for winter tyres. The symbol is awarded after thorough tests of a tyre model in terms of snow grip.
Information on the tyre: Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 is a winter tyre designed for medium-class vehicles and compact cars. The model performs very well in extreme weather conditions and ensures an excellent grip. Due to its directional tread, Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 features an adequate grip both on dry and wet surfaces.
Braking distance on snow and ice has been reduced thanks to the increased number of blocks and sipes. Better transmission of transverse forces during cornering comes from the use of more tyre edges. With this, driving is stable and comfortable even in adverse weather conditions. The designers have increased the total number of sipes on the tyre and this translates into more efficient water drainage and thus, better grip on ice and snow.
The model also features a better transmission of lateral forces which was obtained with the use of a harder filling material and additional bead toe reinforcement. With such a design, the tyre ensures better driving and lower rolling resistance which translates into reduced fuel consumption. All of this makes Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 very economical in use.
The tyre was made using a modern compound, which makes for slow tread wear. Due to this, Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 has an extended life. The tyre is a very good solution for all drivers who appreciate grip and road safety just as much as excellent performance.
Information on the manufacturer:
Continental is one of the largest tyre manufacturing groups. Their models are in the premium rated segment, which means that they are characterised by top quality execution and excellent driving parameters. Continental have 22 production plants located all over the world. Apart from their own brand, they are a majority shareholder in such companies as Uniroyal, Barum, Viking, Matador and Semperit.