Continental shows off the new WinterContact TS 850 P on the Geneva Motor Show
The 84th Geneva Motor Show has just kicked off, the doors will be open for all privately interested parties to see the innovations at the show as well. Around 700,000 visitors are expected this year. Continental will be represented at the international trade fair in Hall 5 at stand 5043, where it will showcase its new winter tire, the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P, which will celebrate its debut in the tire trade this fall, alongside its current range of tires for passenger cars.
The new Continental WinterContact TS 850 P will be available from specialist tire dealers from this fall onwards. In this new model, the development engineers at the leading winter tire manufacturer have once again achieved a noticeable improvement in performance characteristics. For example, the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P outperforms its predecessor both in its handling on snow and dry roads and in its braking performance.
These capabilities are down to the new tread design of this asymmetrical winter tire for performance cars and SUVs. From the coming winter season, the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P and its “big brother”, the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV, will gradually supersede the ContiWinterContact TS 830 P and the ContiCrossContact Winter, although both of these models will still be available in a wide range of different sizes. The market leader in winter tires will offer the new product at the same price level as predecessor models.
- Five percent improvement in handling on snow
- Two percent improvement in handling on dry roads
- Up to five percent improvement in braking
- Strong performance on gravel
The product range for production startup this summer is designed to offer a good selection from the outset for more powerful and sporty vehicles. Continental will offer the WinterContact TS 850 P for 16- to 20-inch rims and in widths ranging from 205 to 275 millimeters. These tires will be approved for speeds of up to a dynamic 270 km/h.