Mercedes-Benz has chosen Continental tyre technology for the C-Class. The vehicle manufacturer is factory-fitting its current model series with two premium tyre products – the PremiumContact 6 (18″) and EcoContact 6 (17″) have both been granted original equipment approval.
The PremiumContact 6 has a special rubber compound in the tread, which is crucial for the tyre’s grip, ensures outstanding safety and wet braking performance. The tyre design ensures high cornering stability and the unique design uses circumferential grooves to ensure a rapid response in terms of handling and steering precision on wet and dry roads.
According to Continental, the EcoContact 6 is characterised by not only its outstanding energy efficiency and mileage but also its superior handling and braking performance. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tyre life. The specially developed rubber compound minimises friction when the tyre is in contact with the road surface, which means that the tyre absorbs less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced.
The EcoContact 6 recently showed off its energy efficiency as part of the summer tyre test organised by German trade magazine Auto Zeitung, in which it beat nine other tyres from European, Asian and US manufacturers in the rolling resistance test.
In many countries globally, Continental also offers a wide range of summer, winter and all-season tyres – including test winners such as the AllSeasonContact – as part of its tyre replacement business.
Vehicle manufacturers all over the world rely in Continental as a leading tyre supplier. In Europe, almost one in three cars roll off the assembly line fitted with Continental tyres.
The following products and sizes are approved as OE for the Mercedes C-Class in numerous markets:
- 255/40 R18 99Y XL
- 245/40 R18 97Y XL
- 225/45 R18 95Y XL