(The rim on the picture is for illustrative purposes only.)
Continental EcoContact 3
Type of TyreSummer tyres
Tyre dimensions185/70 R14 88H
Speed indexH (up to 130 mph)
- EU Tyre Label:
Safer braking for compact cars
ContiEcoContact™ 3 is a tire of the ContiEcoContact product line which guarantees safety and efficiency for compact and mid-range cars. Its asymmetrical tread design provides optimal ground contact and therefore shortens the braking distances on wet and dry surfaces. The flexible silica compound allows a strong connection between tire and surface so that a high degree of traction can be guaranteed on wet and dry surfaces.
For compact-class vehicles. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. High mileage and low fuel consumption. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including the models eg. Fiat Grande Punto, Ford Fiesta and VW Polo.
- Reduces braking distances on both wet and dry roads by up to one car's length
- Extremely good traction, particularly when cornering on wet roads
- High mileage and low fuel consumption
High mileage and low fuel consumption. A bionic contour minimises tread pattern deformation when the tyre is rolling, therefore lowering fuel consumption and giving the tyre a longer service life.
Reduced braking distances on both wet and dry roads. The asymmetric tread design provides optimal ground contact and therefore shortens the braking distances on wet and dry surfaces.
Extremely good traction, particularly when cornering on wet roads.The flexible silica compound allows a strong connection between tyre and surface so that a high degree of traction can be guaranteed on wet and dry surfaces. Grip edges and incisions in the outside tyre shoulder provide additional traction, especially in wet curves.
Compared to the ContiEcoContact™ EP.
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.