Continental Tyres offer premium tyres for control in every driving situation, developed with advanced German technology and automotive know-how.
Continental Tyres, based in Hanover Germany, offer award-winning premium tyres with your safety as their highest priority. In Europe, one in every three new cars leave the factory fitted with Continental tyres, so if the car manufacturers trust them then so can you.
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Our range of Continental tyre patterns
The Continental ContiCrossContact LX has been designed primarily for on road use but can be used for light off road duties. Has a balanced handling characteristic with superior water clearance. Helps reduce stopping distances.
The Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 has been designed for medium sized & luxury vehicles. Excellent driving stability giving a comfortable ride. Precise handling with protection against aquaplaning and optimal braking performance. Run Flat Technology sizes available where applicable.
OE on Smart Roadster, Mercedes, BMW 3 & 5 series
The Continental Vanco 2 gives a car like performance for high powered, high payload vans. Excellent mileage potential with fast water dispersion. Designed for today’s high powered, high payload vans.
NEW PATTERN. The Continental VancoEco has been designed for light commercial vehicles and vans. A cost effective tyre due to low rolling resistance which improves fuel efficiency. Shorter braking distances even on wet roads.
The Continental ContiCrossContact AT has been designed for a balance between on road & off road use. Gives a smooth drive with a wear resistant tread for high mileage performance. Gives good cut & chip protection.
Developed for mid-sized and compact class vehicles, the ContiEcoContact 5 perfect for motorists who drive long distances or who want a wallet-friendly tyre. Continental worked closely with Europe’s leading car manufacturers to engineer a tyre that is built to last. With the ContiEcoContact 5 there is far less rolling resistance saving you money on fuel and reducing emissions, great for your bank account and the environment.
The Continental ContiCrossContact UHP has been designed for high performance 4×4/SUV vehicles. Has exceptional cornering abilities with great protection against aquaplaning. Recommended for on road use. Asymmetrical profile improves cornering.
OE on Volvo, Mercedes M Class, BMW X5
VANCO CONTACT 2
The Continetal VancoContact 2 has been developed for the car-derived van or transporter. Has outstanding mileage potential with a comfortable ride. Car-like tread pattern ensures great contact with the road. Safe and quiet.
The Continetal VancoCamper is ideal for the motorhome. Has extra reinforcement to ensure optimum vehicle stability even under heavy rear payloads. Has kerbing protector and a smooth ride.
ContiCrossContact LX Sport
The Continental ContiCrossContact LX Sport is a high-performance tyre for SUVs and 4x4s. It offers superb handling for on-road use, perfect for the many UK drivers that use SUVs and 4x4s as family cars but also for general off-road use too. As you know the British weather can be very unpredictable but the ContiCrossContact LX Sport boasts excellent braking distances on both wet and dry roads as well as improved on-and off-road traction and handling. The tyre contour has optimised rolling resistance saving you money on fuel.
The Continental Conti4x4SportContact has been designed for high performance 4×4/SUV vehicles and predecessor to UHP above. For on road use with excellent handling and good cornering stability. Gives a comfortable and quiet ride.
OE on Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne & VW Toureg
Continental SportContact 6
The Continental SportContact 6 is designed specifically for sports and high-performance cars. To get the ultimate driving experience from a high-powered vehicle you need the right tyres to match. The tread pattern design reduces the sideways pull as you corner, giving you control when you need it most. Short braking distances are always important but even more so with performance cars travelling at higher speeds. Continental’s innovative Black Chili tyre compound helps you to stop fast and their impressive Aralon350™ technology provides maximum stability at high speeds in both wet and dry conditions.
Continental PremiumContact 6
Continental’s PremiumContact 6 has been developed for all passenger cars and is available in a wide range of sizes. It comes highly recommended after winning its first tyre test shortly after release. This all-round high quality tyre with sporty performance combines everything you want from your driving experience – safety, comfort and excitement. Continental’s new crystal silica composition enables significantly improved mileage without compromising on superior braking even in wet conditions – this results in less rolling resistance saving you money on fuel.
Continental ContiVanContact 100
Whether you drive a van for work or run a fleet of vans the ContiVanContact 100 is a tyre that will keep your business on the road and get you to the job safely. It’s not unusual for vans to be carrying a heavy load which can affect many areas when driving, but with robust construction and reinforced sidewalls this tyre offers a particularly high load-carrying capability with a high level of driving stability. We know damage resistance is important too and this tyre has you covered, with a durable tread pattern design and stone ejectors in the groove you’re better protected against chipping and a protective rib on the sidewall helps prevent curb scuffing and abrasion.
The ContiSportContact™ 5 adapts to the road surface, giving improved grip and handling when accelerating and cornering. Sport Contact 5, features Black Chilli Technology which is a reactive susbtance, giving shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads.
For transporters and vans. The tyre has: High level of efficiency thanks to higher mileage, improved durability on all roads and therefore a longer service life and high safety reserves for heavy loads.
All Season Van Tyre made by Continental.
Vanco Contact Eco
Fuel Efficient Van Tyre by Continental
The Continental ContiSportContact 5 P has been designed for high performance cars. Has precise steering and maximum grip under all conditions and has excellent braking properties. Run Flat Technology sizes available where applicable. Asymmetrical tread design for superior grip in the wet or dry.
The Continental ContiEcoContact 3 has been designed for small & compact cars. Excellent wear giving high mileage woth good protection against aquaplaning. Fuel efficient and reduces road noise for a quiet drive. Asymmetrical tread design for excellent grip in wet or dry conditions.
The Continental Conti4x4Contact has been designed for mainly on road duties but can be used for light off road duties as well. Run Flat Technology sizes available where applicable. Good protection against aquaplaning and gives a comfortable and quiet ride.
OE on Honda CRV, Freelander, VW Tiguan
History of Continental tyres
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and networked mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. Continental currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.
Over the years Continental has worked more and more closely with car manufacturers to provide the best possible tyres in terms of safety and performance. When you purchase a new car the tyres haven’t been randomly selected, they have been carefully picked based on precise criteria and are known as original equipment (OE). Continental are a big player in the OE market with one in every three new cars in Europe leaving the factory fitted with their tyres. Some car manufacturers make it easier to spot if the tyres are OE with the use of Homologation markings (e.g. MO for Mercedes, N1 for Porsche, AO for Audi, * for BMW, TO for Tesla). If for example a tyre carries the MO specified symbol (ContiEcoContact 5 205/55 R16 91 V MO) it will have been significantly influenced/determined by Mercedes themselves. To generate this marking Continental would have performed over 100 different tyre tests over a period of 2-4 years to fully meet the requirements set. So when the time comes to replace the tyres on your Mercedes the MO marked Continental’s are the ones you need.
Continental is more than just tyres and that’s evident in their partnership with adidas. Since 2010 they’ve been working with adidas to provide the exterior soles for a number of their running and outdoor shoes like the Ultra Boost, Supernova, Adizero and Terrex. Continental rubber gives the trainers up to 30 per cent more grip than other soles, so it’s no coincidence that since 2010 three men’s marathon world records have been broken using their technology.
They’re also partners of Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey. This has allowed Continental to offer free educational driving experiences on winter v summer tyres, and 1.6mm v 3mm stopping distances.
Continental is known for setting the trend, they were the first tyre manufacturer to get involved with football. It all began in 1995 when they started sponsoring the Champions League. Over the last 22 years they’ve been involved in 3 FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014), 3 UEFA EURO Championships (2008, 2012, 2016) and the FA Women’s Super League.
Continental’s Vision Zero, a world with zero accidents, injuries or fatalities. An ambitious goal the business has set itself. And for good reasons. Only Continental knows the entire braking process in every detail – from pedal to tyre. Apart from its innovative tyre products, the Continental Automotive Group has already developed game-changing safety technologies that can be found in most of today’s modern cars: ABS, ESC and EBA, to name just a few. And this is only the beginning. With the on-going rise and evolution of the intelligent car, there is more potential than ever to reach Vision Zero. The vision aims to address all those active on our roads, from drivers, to fleet operators, to safety bodies and cyclists.
A partnership with the Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) through its ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign has further enhanced Continental’s status as a leader in automotive technology and safety. At the London Motor Show in 2016 and 2017 they educated motorists about simple tyre safety checks all drivers should undertake, whilst highlighting its latest safety systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). In 2016 over 1,200 people experienced first-hand the impact of safe tyres and AEB technology during live demonstrations. This highlighted Continental’s commitment to consumer engagement and how such safety systems can help contribute to its Vision Zero initiative.