Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV

Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV photo, test, review

The Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

The tyre also has a version for passenger cars.

2018 Auto Bild Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV at size 235/60 R18 and compared it with nine similar budget and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of result.

test Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV review
9th place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference was 2.5 meters longer, than the best winter tyre.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV review
8th place in Dry handling. Continental was 0.9km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV review
1st place among winter tyres. The braking distance difference was 0.3 meters shorter, than the closest next tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV review
2-3rd place in Wet handling. The tyre was 0.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV review
Last place in Straight aqua and the lowest aquaplanning resistance. The float speed difference with the best winter tyre was 9.2 km/h lower.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV review
1st place and the best result in Snow braking. The braking distance difference with the closest winter tyre was 1 meter shorter.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV review
3rd place in Snow handling. The tyre was 1.6km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV review
2nd place in Rolling resistance.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV review
7th place in Noise level test.

Overall Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV review

According to the test results the Continental took 3rd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively poor dry performance.
  • Good wet braking and handling.
  • The lowest aquaplanning resistance.
  • The best snow braking and good handling.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Average noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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