German motoring magazine, Autobild has published a test performed on summer tyres in size 225/50 R 17 and Continental’s ContiSportContact 5 tyre recored an “exemplary” performance.
The braking distances of 50 tyres models were tested on wet and dry road surfaces in the first round of tests. Only the best 15 models qualified for the next round. The experts described the results achieved by ContiSportContact 5 as “exemplary.”
With its short braking distance of 35.4 metres on dry roads and 47.5 metres on wet road conditions – in each case measured from 100 km/h – the tyre created by the Development department in Hanover sailed through to the next round.
With top marks for wet and dry handling and for its lap times on the circular track, as well as for rolling resistance, Continental’s tyes was also extremely impressive in the second part of the test thanks to its extremely balanced properties. Overall, the experts summed up ContiSportContact 5 as follows: “Top driving performance on wet and dry tracks, short wet and dry braking distances, high mileage, low rolling resistance.”