The distinctive feature of the new ContiPremiumContactTM 2 is its unique 3D tread grooves, which optimise braking performance on both wet and dry roads and achieve optimum protection against aquaplaning.
Shallow side for better braking on dry roads, steep side for better braking on wet roads:
The shallow side of the 3D groove gives greater tread block stability and improved road contact, which results in shorter braking distances on dry roads. Even when placed under great strain the tread blocks do not bend away and so the tyre retains maximum contact with the road. This more even contact pressure ensures maximum transmission of power to the dry road.
The steep side of the 3D groove makes the edge of the tread block extremely angular. This enables it to cut through the water on the road, much like a windscreen wiper.
The direct contact between the tyre and road means exceptionally short braking distances, even in the wet.
The special shape of the 3D grooves (shallow and steep sides) means that as the water flows through, a swirl effect is created. The water is thus dispersed more rapidly and the risk of aquaplaning reduced.
The harmonious round shape of the ground contact patch also increases resistance to aquaplaning.
The compact outer shoulder and the reduced number of tread blocks ensure optimum road contact and excellent cornering stability. The double block structure of the inner ribs ensures high circumferential tread stiffness, which results in improved driving stability and braking performance.
The open inner shoulder with its continuous lateral grooves and an increased number of tread blocks reduces rolling noise and disperses water efficiently, giving a comfortable ride and excellent protection against aquaplaning.
• Innovative 3-D grooves
• Outstanding braking performance in both wet and dry conditions
• Excellent resistence to aquaplaning
• Precise handling and unbeatable driving stability