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Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
205/55 R16 91H
1 x Continental ContiPremiumContact 5 205/55 R16 91H =61.20 £1 x Castrol 5 Litre Canister =32.76 £
- EU Tyre Label:
Continental PremiumContact 5
- Comfort and safety
- Low rolling resistance
- 3D edges for shorter braking
Puts a stop to risks. In all conditions
The ContiPremiumContact™ 5 - The perfect all-rounder which combines comfort and safety at the highest stage.
The ContiPremiumContact™ 5 is the new allround premium tire for vehicles in the compact, mid-size and full-size category. The allrounder boasts extremely short braking distances on dry and wet roads, low rolling resistance, safe driving properties and comfortable handling characteristics. To realize all of this, Continental's development engineers imbued the ContiPremiumContact™ 5 with a host of improvements. The optimized 3D edges are what make for shorter braking distances than in the case of the predecessor model. Adapted from the ContiSportContact™ 5, the macro-blocks guarantee safe handling and better transmission of cornering forces. A new carcass – adapted this time from the ContiEcoContact™ 5 – enhances comfort and reduces the ContiPremiumContact™ 5's rolling resistance.
Also unbeatable in temperature curves
Short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces. Newly developed 3-D edges prevent the tread blocks from curling and deforming while braking, providing even pressure distribution. Additionally, block edges penetrate the water film on the road in wet conditions, similar to a windscreen wiper. This results in even shorter stopping distances on dry and wet surfaces in particular.
Perfect grip and optimal handling in every driving situation
Computer-optimised macro blocks maximise the contact area of the tyre when strong lateral forces are present and when braking or changing lanes at high speed. In addition, they provide considerably improved tread stability – for perfect handling and outstanding grip, even in extreme driving situations.Comfortable driving and improved rolling resistance. The combination of a flexibly designed tyre shoulder and reinforced bead area ensures optimum flexibility with increased stability of the side wall. This results in noticeably more comfortable driving with perfect handling and improved rolling resistance.
For mid-sized and executive class vehicles. The perfect all-round tyre, matching performance with safety. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Perfect grip, optimal handling and short braking distances in every driving situation. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf VII.
- Short braking distances on dry and wet surfaces
- Perfect grip and optimal handling in every driving situation
- Comfortable driving and improved rolling resistance
Since 1st November, 2012 all tyres made after 1st July, 2012 must show the European Tyre Label.
The European Union has developed this new provision to promote economic and ecological efficiency and ensure road safety.
Disadvantages The Tyre Label can provide an overview and give the customer more transparency, but it only covers three criteria. For an extensive evaluation of a tyre, however, far more performance characteristics are relevant. Especially in the search for suitable winter tyres the test results from different test institutions such as the ADAC are much more stringent.
We'd like to point out that it is the manufacturer that labels the tyre and provides us with this information. If you do not find the label values, either the manufacturer did not inform us of the label, or the product was manufactured before July, 2012. Before that date, tyres had not yet been required to carry a label, so in some cases it is possible to purchase a tyre without a Tyre Label.
The tyres are classified in terms of three performance characteristics:
• Fuel Efficiency (letters A to G)
• Wet Grip (letters A to G)
• External Noise
Finally, it is the driver that determines the fuel consumption. In order to reduce this over the long-term, by being careful during acceleration drivers can become more fuel-efficient and environmentally conscious.
Regularly checking tyre pressure helps to improve rolling resistance, reduces energy loss, and supports optimum adhesion in wet conditions. To reduce the risk of accidents and ensure your and the safety of other road users, always keep a reasonable distance.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/tyres/labelling_en.htm
Choose from our large online selection or ask us for advice. Our experts are happy to help you choose the appropriate tyres from our extensive range of products.
The classification in terms of fuel efficiency is divided into seven classes, from the A-class (the highest) to G-class (the lowest). A tyre in the A-class consumes 0.1 litres less at 100km than a tyre in the B-class. An essential component for fuel efficiency is the rolling resistance or rolling friction.
Rolling resistance is the force that opposes motion. It is formed, for example, when a wheel is rolling. Rolling resistance depends not only on the geometry but also on the properties of the material.
Average Average value is between C-E. Class D is not used.
It shows how efficient the vehicle can brake on wet roads. Wet grip is an important feature especially with summer tyres. Class A has the highest safety and the shortest braking distances. Class F has low security and the longest braking distance.
The wet grip classes are based on test driving on wet roads with a speed of approximately 80 km/h. The difference between the braking distance of the tyres is 3-5 feet per grade. E.g., the difference in braking distance between Class A and Class F are up to 18 metres.
Average The average value of the tyres is between class B-E. Class D and G is not used.
The symbol indicates the external rolling noise in decibels and as a 3 class sound wave symbol to clarify whether the tire can keep the recommended level. External rolling noise does not correspond to tyre noise inside the compartment.
A continuous sound level above 80 decibel can cause health problems.
Three sound waves symbolize the worst results. These are the tyres that exceed the maximum limit of approval. A symbol of 2 sound waves have noise level that corresponds with the approved sound level. Tyres that are marked with 1 sound wave are over three decibel quieter than the approval.
The exact size of a tyre can be found on its sidewall.
The following chart shows you how to read a tyre size.
2. The height as the ratio between the width and the height in %
3. Construction type: "R"= radial (often seen), "D" or "-"= diagonal (rarely seen)
4. The required rim diameter (in inches) for this tyre
5. Load index
6. Speed index