Continental Tyres: Unmatched Grip and Control in All Driving Conditions

Engineered utilizing cutting-edge German technology, Continental Tyres delivers excellence in every piece, ensuring superior control in varied driving scenarios. Nestled in Hanover, Germany, the brand is renowned for its premium, award-winning tyres, meticulously crafted with safety at the forefront.

In Europe, Continental’s reputation is underscored by the fact that one out of every three new cars is equipped with their tyres right out of the factory. This widespread trust among car manufacturers attests to the quality and reliability that Continental Tyres consistently offers.

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Our range of Continental tyre patterns

CrossContact LX

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.

ContiPremiumContact 2

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.

CrossContact AT

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.

ContiEcoContact 5

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.

CrossContact UHP

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


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.

4×4 SportContact

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 meticulously crafted for sports and high-performance vehicles, promising an unparalleled driving experience. Tailored to complement the power and precision of high-octane vehicles, this tyre guarantees impeccable control. Its distinct tread design minimises lateral pull during corners, ensuring stability and precision when it’s paramount. Safety is accentuated by the innovative Black Chili compound that significantly reduces braking distances, ensuring rapid and safe stops. The integration of the groundbreaking Aralon350™ technology fortifies stability, offering impeccable control at high velocities, in both wet and dry terrains.

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

For individual van operators or fleet managers, the ContiVanContact 100 is the epitome of reliability, ensuring every journey is secure and efficient. Engineered with a robust build and reinforced sidewalls, it stands out for its exceptional load-bearing capacity and enhanced driving stability. This tyre is adept at handling the challenges posed by heavy loads without compromising performance. Durability is at its core, with a sturdy tread pattern and integrated stone ejectors that guard against chipping and other damages. A protective rib on the sidewall shields against curb scuffs and abrasions, ensuring the tyre remains in optimal condition even in demanding environments.

ContiSportContact 5

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.

VancoFourSeason 2

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

ContiSportContact 5P

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.

Vanco Winter

German Quality

ContiEcoContact 3

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 stands at the forefront of innovating technologies and services aimed at enhancing the sustainable and connected movement of people and goods. Established in 1871, this technology powerhouse provides intelligent, efficient, and economically friendly solutions in the realms of vehicles, machinery, traffic, and transport. With a global footprint spanning 56 countries, over 227,000 employees contribute to Continental’s legacy of innovation.

The brand has cultivated a close partnership with automobile manufacturers, ensuring that every tyre is meticulously chosen to align with stringent safety and performance standards, thus elevating the term “original equipment” (OE). Continental’s prominence in the OE market is underscored by the fact that one in three new cars in Europe is equipped with their tyres.

Homologation markings like MO for Mercedes, N1 for Porsche, AO for Audi, * for BMW, and TO for Tesla signify the tailor-made design of Continental tyres to meet specific performance and safety benchmarks of respective car models. The meticulous process to earn these markings involves exhaustive testing to satisfy stringent criteria.

Continental’s innovation transcends tyres; their collaboration with adidas since 2010 has led to the integration of Continental rubber in the soles of renowned adidas shoe lines, ensuring up to 30% enhanced grip. Their influence extends to Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey, offering invaluable insights through educational driving experiences.

As trendsetters, Continental pioneered the synergy between tyre manufacturing and football, initiating their sponsorship with the Champions League in 1995 and subsequently being involved in FIFA World Cups and UEFA EURO Championships.

Continental’s Vision Zero embodies the aspiration for a world devoid of accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Their comprehensive insight into braking dynamics, coupled with innovative tyre products and safety technologies like ABS, ESC, and EBA, positions them as leaders in vehicular safety. Their alliance with the Global NCAP through the ‘Stop the Crash’ campaign underscores their commitment to safety education and consumer engagement.

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