Continental WinterContact TS 850

The Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 is a Premium Touring Winter studless tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre has been replace by the Continental WinterContact TS860.

2015 Auto Zeitung Continental WinterContact TS850 test

In 2015 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested the Continental ContiWInterContact TS 850 at size 185/65 R15 and compared it with thirteen similar budget, medium and premium tyres.

test Continental WinterContact TS 850 review
2nd place in Wet braking. Continental was very close to the leader (only 0.3 meters difference) and in general showed 2.6 meters braking distance shorter, than the next tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 review
1st place and the best result in Wet handlng.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 review
2nd place in Straight aqua. The float speed difference with the leader was 2.1 km/h.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 review
1st place and the best result in Wet lateral stability. Continental’s wet handling time was 0.2 seconds faster, than the next tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 review
4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance difference with the leader was 0.9 meters.
test Continental WinterContact TS850 review
4-6th place in Dry handling. The same result with the Michelin and Toyo. The dry handling time difference with the leader was 1.1 seconds.
test Continental WinterContact TS850 review
2-5th place in Dry slalom. The tyre was 0.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 review
1st place and the best result in Snow braking.
test Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling.
test Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 review
2nd place in Snow traction. The pulling force difference with the leader was only 0.005 Newtons.
test Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 review
6th place in Rolling resistance.
test Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 review
7-11th place in Noise level test.

Overall Continental WinterContact TS 850 review

According to the test results the tyre took 1st place and became the winner.

Main conclusions:

  • Great on the wet: the best handling and lateral stability, very short braking distance.
  • Good aquaplanning resistance.
  • Very good on the dry.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • Average noise level.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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