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Continental OE on Audi RS 6 Avant

Audi is factory-fitting its RS 6 Avant performance with the 22-inch version of Continental’s SportContact 7 tyres.

The SportContact 7 is a high-performance summer tyre designed for powerful, sporty vehicles.

Compared to the predecessor model, the tyre offers reduced wet braking distances by eight per cent, according to Continental.

In dry braking, Continental says the SportContact 7 improves by six per cent and mileage is also extended by 17 percent.

Wet and dry handling and grip also benefit from the tyre’s new development.

The SportContact 7 for the Audi RS 6 Avant performance also comes with ContiSilent technology, which reduces the rolling noise – perceived as particularly annoying inside the passenger compartment – by as much as nine decibels.

This technology takes the form of a special foam layer attached to the inside of the tyre tread. This even more effectively blocks the vibrations generated as the tyre rolls along the road surface while the vehicle is in motion.

Since being launched on the market, the SportContact 7 has been crowned the winner in 11 high-profile independent tyre tests.

This spring alone, for example, it came out on top in the summer tyre tests organised by the German specialist car magazines Gute Fahrt, Auto Bild sportscars and Auto Zeitung.

The testers were especially impressed by the extremely balanced and highly responsive handling, short wet braking distances and outstanding grip during braking and cornering.

Also last year, UK trade magazine Tyre Reviews named it the test winner.