Developed for mid-sized and compact class vehicles. Perfect for safe, fuel efficient driving. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Optimised rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Audi A3, BMW Series 3 and Peugeot 1007.
Combining short braking distances on wet and dry roads with low rolling resistance has in the past always been considered extremely problematic. Europe's leading tire manufacturer Continental has now launched a product which resolves this problem with apparent ease - the new ContiEcoContact™ 5. The tire engineers did, however, have to tread new ground in terms of all the tire elements involved - casing, compound, tire contour and tread pattern design - in order to achieve the high level of progress.
The main target conflicts when reducing rolling resistance relate to the safety-relevant characteristics of a tire. This means that the conflict between rolling resistance and handling can be influenced via the design, whilst the tire compound can assist in the problem area of low rolling resistance and short braking distances in the wet, changing the tire contour allows mileage performance to be enhanced, and the tread pattern can have a positive effect on braking characteristics in the wet. The sum total of the potential improvements helps the new tire to achieve a considerably better overall performance with even more balanced driving characteristics. The engineers at Continental therefore focused on all these areas in order to meet the high requirements made on the new tire for compact cars and large saloons.
For the sake of safety and the environment. Optimised rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption. The ContiEcoContact 5 was developed in close co-operation with Europe’s leading car manufacturers. This is an entirely new tire concept aimed specifically at motorists who drive longer distances, but also at those who are very mindful of both fuel consumption and the environment.
The challenge was to reduce rolling resistance on the tire and, at the same time, ensure a high level of safety during braking. This required a completely new approach to all four components of the tire: design, contour, compound and tread pattern. The result was reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, while still delivering excellent braking performance. High braking safety and short braking distances on wet roads. The combination of special additives and optimised tread lug edges makes for improved grip in the wet, leading to short, safe braking distances on wet roads. Moreover, functionalised polymer chains firmly linked to the silica mean lower rolling resistance.
Extra-thin sipes reduce tread deformation, thereby also minimising energy loss. Best handling on wet and dry roads. A higher apex and the use of additional bead reinforcements ensure safer and more direct transmission of the lateral forces occurring when steering on wet and dry roads. The weight-reduced sidewall is more supple in its design, thereby also contributing towards improved rolling resistance. Less lost energy with good handling characteristics. Less deformation movement in the sidewall area above the rim and easier deflection in the sidewall flexing zone by constructive measures. A flat contour with optimal distribution of thread grooves stands for a reduced tread movement and a minimized lateral and longitudinal slip.
Optimised rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption. The ContiEcoContact™ 5 was developed in close co-operation with Europe’s leading car manufacturers. This is an entirely new tyre concept aimed specifically at motorists who drive longer distances, but also at those who are very mindful of both fuel consumption and the environment. The challenge was to reduce rolling resistance on the tyre and, at the same time, ensure a high level of safety during braking. This required a completely new approach to all four components of the tyre: design, contour, compound and tread pattern. The result was reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, while still delivering excellent braking performance.
High braking safety and short braking distances on wet roads. The combination of special additives and optimised tread lug edges makes for improved grip in the wet, leading to short, safe braking distances on wet roads. Moreover, functionalised polymer chains firmly linked to the silica mean lower rolling resistance. Extra-thin sipes reduce tread deformation, thereby also minimising energy loss.
Best handling on wet and dry roads. A higher apex and the use of additional bead reinforcements ensure safer and more direct transmission of the lateral forces occurring when steering on wet and dry roads. The weight-reduced sidewall is more supple in its design, thereby also contributing towards improved rolling resistance.
3D software was used to design the tyre profile and do simulation tests to allow the best possible results to be gained before creating samples, maximizing the water dispersal, rolling resistance and performance of the tyre.
Wider section grooves between tread blocks allow better drainage performance. Serrated grooves on the tread block walls reduce road noise and quickly disperse water, whilst chamfered lateral grooves on the tread shoulder also help to reduce the rolling noise.
Brand new asymmetric passenger car tyre from Federal, featuring great performance, combined with unprecedentedetly low noise and good level of wet grip. AZ01 is a result of extensive research and testing of new tire engineering solutions, compounds and pattern designs, aimed at achieving best possible combination of performance, comfort, security and efficiency.
Outside: Pattern with well-balanced rigidity makes pressure on contact patch spread equally, providing excellent dry surface handling.
Inside: Curved groove walls are designed to aide shoulder water-directing grooves in water evacuation, providing stability and safety on wet roads at high speeds. Central part of pattern is designed to increase resistance to hydroplaning.
Brand new noise-reduction design: 5 differently formed blocks are placed in optimized disorder fashion to reach lowest noise level. New wide outer profile design, while turning, not only allows to spread car weight pressure on contact patch more evenly, but also expands contact patch surface, improving handling.
With its asymmetric profile, AS-1 tyres can successfully unite quiet driving, sportiness and safety. The silicone compound in the tread ensures better handling in both wet and dry conditions, reduced rolling resistance and a high mileage. In order to get the better drainage efficiency, two straight vroad grooves are applied on the outside. To enhance the safety on the wet ground, the stream in the middle groove is used to accumulate the water with the assistance of fine sipe bar to divert the eater for safer drive.
To increase cornering force on the outside, the shouleder high rigidity pattern to strengthen cornering force and enhance the steering ability. Unique straight grooves on the shoulder make the whole tread more rigid and prevent it from irregular wear. The evenly thin sipes reduce the road impact and enhance the comfort when driving. In order to get the best silent features, the tread pattern is using two-in-one and multi-pitch design.
Center sub grooves with shallower depth enhance vertical/lateral block stiffness to avert block deformation and further reduce energy consumption. Shoulder groove bottom with big angle design retains shoulder block continuity, weakens block wrilggling, and reduces energy consumption.
Two section lateral groove design on shoulder profile prevents uneven tread wear and provides adequate traction. Four circumferential groove design enhances drainage performance and safety for wet road driving.
Center rib design reinforces straight driving and handling performance. Circumferential rib design on tread shoulder,with thin sipes instead of run-through lateral grooves,prevents groove resonance and reduce noise generated by run-through lateral grooves.
Adopting excellent dispersible silica and unique agents reduces rooling resistance substantially as well as enhances wet gripUsing unique synthetical rubber with 'Chain-End Modification' strengthens fuel saving and traction. Ha-oil-free formula for all sizes conforms with EU environmental protection laws.
The Ultra*Speed - as a modern tire for large family and luxury vehicles - combines optimal handling features with high mileage. As a UHP tire for speeds of up to 300 km/h this one will please the motorist, guaranteeing driving pleasure, long service life and offering harmonious ride comfort - simply Ultra. Fits perfectly for example to Audi A3, BMW Series 1 and Skoda Oktavia.
Urban off-road tire. An optimized high performance pattern for SUV, with an excellent endurance and low noise for all types of roads; silica added in tread; M+S pattern.
Excellent Road Performance. Wide grooves provide excellent draining, gripping and driving performance on wet pavements.
Silence. Precise design of block distances and angles, dense small grooves together help to efficiently reduce noise.
Off-Road Performance. Optimal combination of wide longitudinal grooves, specially designed blocks and pressure balancing structure help to provide good performance on paved and unpaved roads, as well as a sporty feel and driving comfort in the field.
Handling. Ladder-like structure at the bottom of the grooves connects the blocks on both sides, upgrades lateral strength, improves maneuverability and efficiently avoids stone-pickups as well. Wide center rib provides excellent steering performance.
The void ratio of the inside and outside are respectively 38% and 34%, and it can improve tire’s drainage efficiency and also wet handling.
With broadened circumferential groove width, the section area of inside/ outside grooves are increased 21.3% and 43.8% respectively compared to the conventional design. And it can increase the volume to contain more water for better drainage performance.
Brand new profile design and reinforced sidewall design can upgrade tire stiffness.
Serrated wall of circumferential groove: Discharge water in the circumferential grooves promptly and effectively, as well as reduce the noise caused by the friction between airflow and groove wall.
For inside and outside lateral groove on tread shoulder, we use chamfering design to optimize the angle of lateral grooves, and it can reduce tire’s rolling sound and improve block stiffness effectively.
Do you have your own way of releasing stress? Some people go up a mountain and shout while others listen to music or confide in their friends. You may want to go on a drive to ease your stress if you are a Nexen Tire fan. A drive for its own sake when you are down or just feeling gloomy will put you in a much better mood. To better help you with your drive for a change of mood or a release of stress, Nexen Tire has launched a new, exciting product: N’blue HD Plus, an upgraded version of N’blue HD with better performance and improved features that are the product of extensive investment in R&D.
Efficient water drainage: Computer simulated four circumferential grooves and slightly curved lateral grooves effectively evacuate water and resist hydroplaning.
Outstanding straight driving stability: Continuous 3 center ribs help directional driving stability at a high speed.
Jointless Bead Wire & High Hardness Bead Filler: Improve high speed stability and deliver better handling and steering response.
Maximized Wet Grip Compound: By applying the latest silica & advanced materials compounding technology, Maximized wet grip and higher fuel efficiency are secured at same time.
High performance cornering: Solid shoulder rib facilitates precise cornering and keeps in tune with every corner by distributing forces.
Excellent driving stability in wet roads: Lateral grooves achieved by effective drainage enhance driving stability in wet roads.
High Tensile Steel Belts: Enhance braking function with optimized grip pressure and stress dispersion by OBCS technology.
High Modulus Carcass: Minimizes tire deformation and helps maintain the tire's shape to enhance driving stability with OCCS technology.
Put differently, based on the EU Labeling standard for easier comparison, the tire has better wet grip, rolling resistance and noise performance. With improved stability on wet roads, the N’blue HD Plus received many ‘A’s in wet braking, the highest level under the EU Labeling standard.Its wet grip, one aspect of a tire highly regarded in Europe, has also been improved, as 18 out of its 44 categories previously rated B received A. In addition, 16 categories in rolling resistance and 15 categories in noise were rated higher, allowing the tire to provide a higher level of silence and better ride. Its fuel efficiency is higher now, with 5 percent more mileage compared to its predecessor. Nexen Tire is committed to delivering higher quality and performance to customers through continued improvement and sustained investment in R&D.