Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV

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

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

The tyre also has a version for passenger cars.

2021 Auto Bild Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV Test

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 235/55 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
9th place in Dry braking. +1.9m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
4th place in Dry handling. -2.2km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +2.5m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Wet handling. -0.7km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -5.5km/h float speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow braking. +1.9m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Snow handling. -1.9km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Snow traction. -0.265 Newton pulling force.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
9th place in Noise. +3.3dB external noise.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.28kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 9 45.2m +1.9m 95.79%
Dry handling 4 94.6km/h -2.2km/h 97.67%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 44.1m +2.5m 94.33%
Wet handling 4-5 86.2km/h -0.7km/h 99.18%
Straight aqua 8 73km/h -5.5km/h 92.46%
Snow braking 2 27.2m +1.9m 93.01%
Snow handling 2-4 52.1km/h -1.9km/h 96.35%
Snow traction 6-7 2.58 Newton -0.265 Newton 89.72%
Noise 9 72dB +3.3dB 95.41%
Rolling resistance 1 6.83kg/t -0.28kg/t 100%

2021 Auto Zeitung Continental WinterContact TS 850P Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Zeitung in 2021. The experts have tested the tire at size 235/55 R18 and compared to 9 similar UHP winter tires from different price categories.

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
8th place in Dry handling. -0.8km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet handling. -6km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -8.5km/h float speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Snow handling. -0.3km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow traction. -205 Newton pulling force.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
7-10th place in Noise. +3dB external noise.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.4kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 7-8 44.3m +1.8m 95.93%
Dry handling 8 64.3km/h -0.8km/h 98.75%
Wet braking at 100km/h 3 52m +1.2m 97.69%
Wet handling 8 90.2km/h -6km/h 93.34%
Straight aqua 8 73.1km/h -8.5km/h 88.37%
Snow braking 3 28.2m +0.3m 98.93%
Snow handling 8-9 29.2km/h -0.3km/h 98.97%
Snow traction 9 2879 Newton -205 Newton 92.88%
Noise 7-10 73dB +3dB 95.89%
Rolling resistance 1 7.3kg/t -0.4kg/t 100%

2018 Auto Zeitung Conti WinterContact TS 850 P SUV Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Zeitung in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 235/60 R18 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +1.5m braking distance.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1-3rd place in Dry handling. +0.1km/h handling speed.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. -8.1km/h handling speed.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -1.8km/h float speed.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +0.9m braking distance.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow handling. -4.2km/h handling speed.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.36kg/t.
Conti WinterContact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2-5th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6 46.1m +1.5m 96.74%
Dry handling 1-3 66.7km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet braking 3 56.1m +1.4m 97.5%
Wet handling 6 90.2km/h -8.1km/h 91.02%
Straight aqua 2 76.3km/h -1.8km/h 97.64%
Snow braking 6 24.7m +0.9m 96.35%
Snow handling 6 81.8km/h -4.2km/h 94.86%
Noise 2-5 72dB +1dB 98.61%
Rolling resistance 1 7.03kg/t -0.36kg/t 100%

2018 Auto Bild Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Continental WinterContact TS850P 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 tire to compare results.

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.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 9 43.3m +2.5m 94.22%
Dry handling 8 95.5km/h -0.9km/h 99.05%
Wet braking 1 47.5m -0.3m 100%
Wet handling 2-3 86.4km/h -0.6km/h 99.3%
Straight aqua 11 69.3km/h -9.2km/h 86.72%
Snow braking 1 26.7m -1m 100%
Snow handling 3 51km/h -1.6km/h 96.86%
Noise 7 72.4dB +1.9dB 97.37%
Rolling resistance 2 7.69kg/t +0.03kg/t 99.61%

2016 AMS Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV Test

Test by the German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2016. The experts have tested the tire at size 215/60 R17 and compared to 9 similar UHP and Premium Touring winter tires.

Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet lateral handling. -0.06m/2 lateral acceleration.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -4.8km/h float speed.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
5th place in Lateral aqua. -0.42m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
7th place in Dry braking. +3m braking distance.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. -0.4km/h handling speed.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Snow handling. +0.9km/h handling speed.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow slalom. +0.05m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow traction. -136 Newton pulling force.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.6kg/t.
Conti Winter Contact TS 850P SUV test, review, ratings
10th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 7 48m +3m 93.75%
Dry handling 2 114.9km/h -0.4km/h 99.65%
Wet braking at 80km/h 2 39.2m +0.2m 99.49%
Wet handling 3 70.1km/h -0.9km/h 98.71%
Wet lateral handling 2 6.66m/s2 -0.06m/s2 99.1%
Straight aqua 4 74.3km/h -4.8km/h 93.54%
Lateral aqua 5 3.78m/s2 -0.42m/s2 88.88%
Snow braking at 50km/h 1 23.2m -0.4m 100%
Snow handling 3-4 55.9km/h -0.9km/h 98.39%
Snow slalom 1 3.93m/s2 +0.05m/s2 100%
Snow traction 3 3528 Newton -136 Newton 96.14%
Noise 10 72dB +2dB 97.22%
Rolling resistance 1 8.1kg/t -0.6kg/t 100%

Overall Continental Winter Contact TS 850P SUV Review

# Test 2021 Auto Bild 2021 Auto Zeitung 2018 Auto Zeitung 2018 Auto Bild 2016 AMS Overall
Dry braking 95.79% 95.93% 96.74% 94.22% 93.75% 95.29%
Dry handling 97.67% 98.75% 100% 99.05% 99.65% 99.02%
Wet braking 94.33% 97.69% 97.5% 100% 99.49% 97.8%
Wet handling 99.18% 93.34% 91.02% 99.3% 98.71% 96.31%
Straight aqua 92.46% 88.37% 97.64% 86.72% 93.54% 91.75%
Snow braking 93.01% 98.93% 96.35% 100% 100% 97.66%
Snow handling 96.35% 98.97% 94.86% 94.86% 98.39% 96.69%
Snow traction 89.72% 92.88% 96.14% 92.91%
Rolling resistance 100% 100% 100% 99.61% 100% 99.92%
Noise 95.41% 95.89% 98.61% 97.37% 97.22% 96.9%

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

Main conclusions:

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

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