Continental WinterContact TS 850P

Continental WinterContact TS 850P photo, test, review

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars. The model also has SUV-version.

The tire has been replaced by the Continental WinterContact TS 860 S.

2019 Auto Zeitung Continental WinterContact TS 850P Test

In 2019 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested Continental TS 850P at size 225/55 R17 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Important: the experts used the OE version of the tire. For the secondary market offered a different version.

Continental TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
9-10th place in Wet braking. +5.5m braking distance.
Continental TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Wet handling. +5.1sec handling time.
Continental TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.8sec lap time.
Continental TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -7.4km/h float speed.
Continental TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Dry braking. +2.6m braking distance.
Continental TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Dry handling. +1.1sec handling time.
Continental TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
7-9th place in Dry slalom. -1.6sec slalom speed.
Continental TS850P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Continental TS850P test, reviews, ratings
5-7th place in Snow handling. +1.1sec lap time.
Continental TS850P test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Snow traction. -111Newtons pulling force.
Continental TS850P test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.9kg/t rolling resistance.
Continental TS850P test, reviews, ratings
4-10th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.

2019 AMS Continental WinterContact TS 850 P Test

In 2019 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested Continental at size 215/55 R17 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet handling. -0.8km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet lateral handling. -0.41m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -7.1km/h float speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Lateral aqua. -0.25m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
8-9th place in Dry braking. +1.6m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry handling. -0.5km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850P test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Snow braking. +1.6m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.1m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, review, ratings
6-8th place in Snow traction. -0.11m/s2 acceleration.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, review, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. -0.2kg/t rolling resistance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, review, ratings
9th place in Noise. +1.4dB external noise.

2018 Auto Bild Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Continental TS 850P at size 245/45 R18 and compared with 9 similar budget, medium and premium UHP studless winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer tyre to compare results.

test Continental WinterContact TS 850P review
6-7th place in Dry braking among winter tyres. The braking distance difference with the best winter tyre was 0.7 meters longer.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850P review
5-6th place in Dry handling. Continental was 0.5 km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850P review
1st place in Wet braking among winter tyres. The braking distance was 2.4 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850P review
2nd place in Wet handling. The tyre was 1.4 meters slower, than the leader.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 P review
6th place in Straight aqua. The float speed difference was 3.9 km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Continental WinterContact TS 850 P review
5-6th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850P review
4th place in Snow handling. The tyre was 0.8 meters slower, than the leader.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P review
6th place in Rolling resistance.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P review
6th place in Noise level test.

2017 Sport Auto Continental TS 850P Test

Test by German magazine Sport Auto in 2017. Experts have tested Continental at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 9 similar mid-range and premium UHP winter tires.

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Wet handling. -0.1km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Wet lateral stability. +0.59sec handling time.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Straight aqua. -6.8km/h float speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
Last place in Lateral aqua. -0.85m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +2.2m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Dry handling. -0.5km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow lateral stability. -0.01m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. -0.5km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.4kg/t rolling resistance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Noise. -1dB external noise.

2017 AMS Continental TS 850 P Test

In 2017 experts of the German Auto Motor und Sport have tester Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 9 similar medium and premium UHP winter tires.

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +1m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry handling. -0.1km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.6m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. -1.5km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Straight aqua. -2.6km/h float speed.
Continental WinterContact TS 850 P test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Continental WinterContact TS850P test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Snow handling. -0.6km/h handling speed.
Continental WinterContact TS850P test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.5kg/t
Continental WinterContact TS850P test, reviews, ratings
Last place in Noise. +1dB external noise.

Overall Continental WinterContact TS 850P review

1.  2019 Auto Zeitung (225/55 R17) – 7th place (low results can be caused by using the OE model).

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance and low handling.
  • Average aquaplaning resistance.
  • Long dry braking distance and low handling speed (the worst result among premium competitors).
  • Short snow braking distance, good handling and traction.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Good noise.

2. 2019 AMS (215/55 R17) – 4th place and an expert score “Very good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and good handling speed.
  • High straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Relatively long dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Average results on the snow.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Relatively high noise.

3. 2018 Auto Bild (245/45 R18) – 2nd place.

Main conclusion:

  • Average dry braking and handling.
  • Great results on the wet.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Average on the snow.
  • Average rolling resistance and noise level.

4. 2017 Sport Auto (225/40 R18)  – 1st place and an expert score “Highly recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and handling speed.
  • Low straight and the lowest lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Long dry braking distance but good handling speed.
  • Great results on the snow.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • The lowest noise.

5. 2017 AMS (225/40 R18) – 1st place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • The best wet performance.
  • Low straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise.
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