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Few tyre manufacturers can boast the history of Continental. From its origins in the manufacture of carriage hoops, Continental has come an admirable way to become one of the most important tyre manufacturers in the world.

About Continental AG

Today, the company operates in 46 countries and employs 150,000 people, including 12,000 in production plants across the Czech Republic, and with a turnover of around €25 billion a year, it is one of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. Thanks to innovations in the fields of braking systems, automotive chassis, automotive electronics and, of course, tyres, the company is helping to improve road safety and mitigate adverse environmental impacts.

History

The public limited company officially registered as Continental-Caoutchouc-und Gutta-Percha Compagnie was founded on 8. October 1871 in Hanover. An unbridled horse was chosen as the brand logo, which also suggests the content of Continental's production at the time. The first products the company produced were rubber hoops for cars and shock absorbers for horseshoes. A major milestone for the company came in 1892, when Continental became the first company to produce bicycle tyres. From this year onwards, production began to focus mainly on tyres. In 1921, the company launched steel cord reinforced tyres, which gradually replaced all-rubber tyres. Three years later, Continental launched the low-pressure balloon tyre, which provided greater comfort. It is therefore not surprising that by the 1930s Continental represented 90% of the tyre market volume. In 1943, the company patented the first tubeless tyre. In the 1950s, Continental launched the first winter truck tyres, laying the foundation for the company's leading position in the truck tyre market. At the end of the last century, the orientation towards the international market began, starting with the acquisition of Uniroyal in 1979. In the following years, Semperit Reifen GmbH, General Tire and Matador also became part of the Group. In August 2009, all activities in Germany were transferred to Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH.

Activities

Continental has also been frequently involved in automotive electronics recently. In an effort to improve road safety, it produces a number of braking, chassis and drive systems. It is also currently involved in research in the field of electric vehicles and is working with General Motors on batteries for electric vehicles. Continental also contributed to the Chevrolet Volt, one of the first and the most famous production electric cars.

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Continental tyres recommended in tests

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingTest resultsAchievementsDimensionsPrice from
1 Continental SportContact 7
85.9%
93.9%
78.3%
2024:
1. Autobild
2023:
1. Autobild
1. Automotorsport
1. Autozeitung
1. Gute-Fahrt
1. SportAuto
Dry braking Wet braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1
2 Continental PremiumContact 7
94.5%
94.6%
82.5%
2024:
1. ACE
1. ADAC
2. Autobild
1. Autobild
2. Autobild
1. Automotorsport
1. Autozeitung
1. Sport Auto
1. Vibilagare
Wet braking Dry braking Wet handling Dry handling Wet circle cornering …+1
3 Continental WinterContact TS 870
89.8%
93.7%
92.1%
96.8%
2023:
1. ADAC
1. Autoexpress
2022:
1. ADAC
1. ADAC
1. Autoexpress
1. Autoklub ČR
1. Autozeitung
2. Tyre Reviews
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry handling …+1
4 Continental AllSeasonContact 2
87.7%
91.7%
75.5%
2024:
1. Tyre Reviews
2023:
2. Autobild
5. Autobild
Snow traction Exterior noise Wet braking Wet handling
5 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
2023:
4. ADAC
4. ARBÖ
3. Autobild
3. Autobild
7. Autobild
1. Autobild
4. Automotorsport
4. Sport Auto
3. Tyre Reviews
1. Tyre Reviews
Dry handling Dry braking Exterior noise Aquaplaning - cross Wet braking …+1
6 Continental PremiumContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7
86%
92.3%
80.7%
2023:
2. Automotorsport
2022:
1. ADAC
7. Autobild
4. AutoMotorSport
2. Promobil
8. Tyre Reviews
4. Tyre Reviews
Wet braking Dry braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1
7 Continental VanContact 4Season
85.4%
90.1%
78.3%
2022:
3. Autobild
1. Promobil
Snow handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling …+1
8 Continental UltraContact
2023:
7. ADAC
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Exterior noise Wet braking …+1
9 Continental AllSeasonContact
82.6%
90.3%
78.3%
77.7%
2022:
2. ARBÖ
13. Autobild
8. Autobild
3. Autobild
1. Gute-Fahrt
4. Tyre Reviews
Snow handling Snow traction Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort …+1
10 Continental EcoContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 7
62%
78.8%
85%
2022:
8. ADAC
19. Autobild
23. Autobild
7. Autozeitung
Exterior noise Dry handling Interior noise Comfort Wet circle cornering …+1
11 Continental TerrainContact AT
2022:
2. Tyre Reviews

Other Continental tyres

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameDimensionsPrice from
1 Continental UltraContact NXT
2 Continental Allseasoncontact 2
3 Continental CrossContact H/T
4 Continental Premiumcontact C
5 Continental Wintercontact Ts870
6 Continental 4X4 SportContact
7 Continental Crosscontact Lx20
8 Continental VancoCamper
9 Continental SportContact 5P SUV
10 Continental Contisportcontact 5P Suv
11 Continental PremiumContact 5 SUV
12 Continental Contiecocontact 5 Suv
13 Continental Contiwintercontact Ts790
14 Continental ContiTrac SUV
15 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 810
16 Continental EcoContact 6 SUV
17 Continental Contiwintercontact Ts760
18 Continental Contiwintercontact Ts780
19 Continental Contact CT 22
20 Continental VancoEco
21 Continental Contiwintercontact Ts810
22 Continental Contiecocontact Ep
23 Continental EcoContact EP
24 Continental CrossContact LX
25 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 760
26 Continental Vancontact Camper
27 Continental VanContact A/S
28 Continental Urban Scandinavia Ha3
29 Continental Cross Winter
30 Continental Hsl2 Ecoplus
31 Continental Conti Eco Plus Hd3+
32 Continental Hdu1
33 Continental Conti Hybrid Hs3 +
34 Continental Lcs
35 Continental Conti Scandinavia Ls3
36 Continental Mpt70E
37 Continental Conti Crosstrac Hs3
38 Continental ContiWinterContact TS800
39 Continental Coach Regio Ha3
40 Continental Conti Scandinavia Hd3
41 Continental Conti Scandinavia Ld3
42 Continental Conti Ecoregional Hd3
43 Continental Conti Eco Plus Hs3
44 Continental Conti Hybrid Ht3+
45 Continental Coach Ha3
46 Continental Urban Scandinavia Hd3
47 Continental Htc1
48 Continental Conti.eContact Electro
49 Continental Conti Eco Regional Hd3+
50 Continental Htl2 Ecoplus
51 Continental Hdc
52 Continental Hdr
53 Continental Conti Eco Plus Hs3+
54 Continental Hdc1
55 Continental Conti Crosstrac Hd3
56 Continental LM90
57 Continental Conti E Contact
58 Continental Hsc1
59 Continental Conti Eco Regional Hs3+
60 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P XL ContiSeal
61 Continental CrossContact LX Sport XL FR ContiSeal ContiSilent
62 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P XL FR
63 Continental VanContact Ultra
64 Continental UltraContact FR
65 Continental VanContact A/S Ultra
66 Continental ContiSportContact 5 XL ContiSeal
67 Continental XL FR SportContact 2 MO
68 Continental CROSS CONTACT WINTER FR XL
69 Continental UltraContact XL
70 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P XL
71 Continental WinterContact TS 870 XL
72 Continental SportContact 7 XL
73 Continental Ultra Contact
74 Continental UltraContact
75 Continental TractorMaster
76 Continental Tractor 85
77 Continental Tractor 70
78 Continental Wintercontact Ts870P
79 Continental sContact
80 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
81 Continental WinterContact TS 870
82 Continental Contisportcontact 5P
83 Continental Contisportcontact 2
84 Continental Conticrosscontact Uhp
85 Continental Contipremiumcontact 2
86 Continental Contisportcontact 3
87 Continental Wintercontact Ts860S
88 Continental Contiwintercontact Ts830P
89 Continental Conticrosscontact Winter
90 Continental Conticrosscontact Lx Sp
91 Continental Conticrosscontact At
92 Continental Conticrosscontact Lx
93 Continental Wintercontact Ts850P
94 Continental Contiecocontact 3
95 Continental Conti4X4Contact
96 Continental Conti Hybrid HS3
97 Continental Contivancontact 100
98 Continental Conti Hybrid Ld3
99 Continental Htr2
100 Continental Hcs
101 Continental Conti Hybrid Hd3

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