Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental Winter Contact TS 860 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Continental WinterContact TS 850.

The tire has been replaced by the Continental TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS860 Tests

2020 Auto Zeitung Continental TS 860 Test

In 2020 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested Continental TS860 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 13 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
11th place in Dry braking. +2.9m braking distance.
Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +3.4m braking distance.
Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 10 points.
Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Straight aqua. -5km/h float speed.
Continental TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Snow braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Continental TS860 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Continental TS860 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow traction. -0.047Newtons pulling force.
Continental TS860 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.41kg/t rolling resistance.
Continental TS860 test, reviews, ratings
3-6th place in Subj. Comfort. Subjective score – 9 points.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 11 48.4m +2.9m 94.04%
Subj. Dry handling 7-8 6 points -4 point 60%
Wet braking at 100km/h 2 54.3m +3.4m 93.7%
Subj. Wet handling 1 10 points +1 point 100%
Straight aqua 5 80.20 -2.9km/h 93.76%
Snow braking at 50km/h 3 25.9m +0.2m 99.23%
Subj. Snow handling 2-3 9 points -1 point 90%
Snow traction 6 2,146 Newtons -0,047 Newtons 97.8%
Subj. Comfort 3-6 9 points -1 point 90%
Rolling resistance 5 8.47kg/t +0.41kg/t 95.16%
  • 2nd
  • place
  • 98.06%
  • average rating

Pros

  • Good dry handling speed.
  • The best wet handling.
  • Well balanced on the snow: short braking distance, good handling and high traction.
  • Low noise

Cons

  • Relatilvey long dry braking distance
  • Relatilvey long wet braking distance

2019 Quattroruote Continental WinterContact TS 860 Test

In 2019 expert of the Italian publication Quattroruote have tested Continental TS 860 at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 6 similar budget, medium and premium winter tires.

Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet braking. +2.1m braking distance.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. -1.2sec handling time.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Dry braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Moose test. +0.2sec handling time.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. +0.9sec handling time.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS860 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.
Continental ContiWinterContact TS860 test, reviews, ratings
5-6th place in Noise. +0.5dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 4-5 42.1m +1.8m 95.72%
Dry handling 3-4 11.9sec +0.2sec 98.32%
Wet braking at 100km/h 5 51.4m +2.1m 95.91%
Wet handling 1 98.3sec -1.2sec 100%
Snow braking at 50km/h 4 28.5m +0.5m 98.24%
Snow handling 3 70 sec +0.9sec 98.71%
Snow traction 2 25.1sec +0.4sec 98.4%
Noise 5-6 57.9dB +0.5dB 99.14%
  • 2nd
  • place
  • 98.06%
  • average rating

Pros

  • Good dry handling speed.
  • The best wet handling.
  • Well balanced on the snow: short braking distance, good handling and high traction.
  • Low noise

Cons

  • Relatilvey long dry braking distance
  • Relatilvey long wet braking distance

2019 Auto Bild Continental TS 860 Test

In 2019 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested Continental Winter Contact TS860 at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tires to compare results.

Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Dry braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry handling. +0.3km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. -1km/h average handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -1.3km/h float speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS860 test, reviews, ratings
7-9th place in Snow handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS860 test, reviews, ratings
10th place in Rolling resistance.
Continental Winter Contact TS860 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Noise. +0.2dB external noise.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 2-3 44.4m +0.1m 99.77%
Dry handling 1 82.9km/h +0.3km/h 100%
Wet braking 7-8 31.5 +2.9m 90.79%
Wet handling 4 73.7km/h -1km/h 98.64%
Straight aqua 2 76.7km/h -1.3km/h 98.30%
Snow braking 9 24.5m +0.5m 97.96%
Snow handling 7-9 77.3km/h -1.1km/h 98.57%
Rolling resistance 10 8.11kg/t +0.68kg/t 91.61%
Noise 2 68.9dB +0.2dB 99.7%
Wear resistance 2 45920km -5330km 88.39%
  • 1st
  • place
  • 95.56%
  • average rating

Pros

  • Great dry performance: short braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Great wet handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low noise.
  • Good wear resistance.

Cons

  • Relatilvey long wet braking distance
  • High rolling resistance.

2018 Auto Bild Continental WinterContact TS 860 test

In 2018 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Continental ContiWinterContact TS 860 at size 195/65 R15 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

test Continental WinterContact TS 860 review
7-9th place in Dry braking. +1.8m braking distance.
test Continental WinterContact TS 860 review
12-13th place in Dry handling. -1.6 handling speed.
test Continental WinterContact TS 860 review
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.2m braking distance.
test Continental WinterContact TS 860 review
1st place in Wet handling. -0.3km/h handling speed.
test Continental WinterContact TS 860 review
2nd place in Straight aqua. -1.9km/h float speed.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 860 review
5-7th place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
8th place in Snow handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 860 review
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +1.05kg/t rolling resistance.
test Continental Winter Contact TS 860 review
8-9th place in Noise. +1.5dB external noise.
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6th place in Wear.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 7-9 45.6m +1.8m 96.05%
Dry handling 12-13 106km/h -1.6km/h 98.5%
Wet braking 2 34.5m +0.2m 99.42%
Wet handling 1 72.8km/h +0.3km/h 100%
Straight aqua 2 86.4km/h -1.9km/h 97.8%
Snow braking 5-7 27.6m +0.6m 97.82%
Snow handling 8 51.9km/h -0.9km/h 98.26%
Rolling resistance 3 8.01kg/t +1.05kg/t 86.9%
Noise 8-9 66.3dB +1.5dB 97.73%
Wear resistance 6 47250km -25200km 46.6%
  • 2nd
  • place
  • 91.91%
  • average rating

Pros

  • Good dry braking distance and handling speed.
  • Short wet braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Cons

  • Relatively low mileage

2018 AMS Continental TS860 Test

Test by German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2018. Experts have tested Continental at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -1.1m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Dry handling. -0.6km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -0.5m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. +0.5km/h average handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
7-9th place in Snow braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -3.7km/h float speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow handling. -1.4km/h handling speed.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.4kg/t rolling resistance.
Continental Winter Contact TS 860 test, reviews, ratings
5-7th place in Noise. +0.7dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 1 41.8m -1.1m 100%
Dry handling 3-4 117.1km/h -0.6km/h 99.48%
Wet braking 1 31.4m -0.5m 100%
Wet handling 1 74.5km/h +0.5km/h 100%
Straight aqua 4 80km/h -3.7km/h 95.37%
Snow braking 7-9 27.2m +1.8m 93.38%
Snow handling 4 55.9km/h -1.4km/h 97.49%
Rolling resistance 3 8.2kg/t +0.4kg/t 95.12%
Noise 5-7 71.9dB +0.7dB 99.02%
  • 1st
  • place
  • 97.76%
  • average rating

Pros

  • Great dry performance: the best braking distance and high handling speed.
  • The best results on the wet.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good snow handling speed.
  • Low noise.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Cons

  • Relatively long snow braking distance.

Overall Continental Winter Contact TS 860 Reviews

# Test 2020 Auto Zeitung 2019 Quattroruote 2019 Auto Bild 2018 Auto Bild 2018 AMS Overall
Dry braking 94.04% 95.72% 99.71% 96.05% 100% 97.10%
Dry handling 60% 98.32% 100% 98.5% 99.48% 91.26%
Wet braking 93.7% 95.91% 90.79% 99.42% 100% 95.96%
Wet handling 100% 100% 98.64% 100% 100% 99.73%
Straight aqua 93.76% 98.3% 97.8% 95.37% 96.31%
Snow braking 99.23% 98.24% 97.96% 97.82% 93.38% 97.33%
Snow handling 90% 98.71% 98.57% 98.26% 97.49% 96.61%
Snow traction 97.8% 98.4% 98.10%
Rolling resistance 95.16% 91.61% 86.9% 95.12% 92.20%
Noise 99.14% 91.61%% 97.73% 99.02% 96.88%
Comfort 95.16% 95.16%
Wear resistance 88.39% 46.6% 67.50%

1. 2020 Auto Zeitung (205/55 R16) – 2nd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry braking and handling.
  • Short wet braking distance and the best subjective handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance, good handling and traction.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High comfort.

2. 2019 Quattroruote  (225/50 R17) – 2nd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance but the best handling speed.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Well balanced on the snow: short braking distance, good handling and traction.
  • Relatively high noise.

3. 2019 Auto Bild (225/45 R17) – 1st place.

Main cocnlusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Good wet performance.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.
  • High wear resistance.

4. 2018 Auto Bild (195/65 R15) – 2nd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry performance.
  • Short wet braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Well balanced results on the snow.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Relatively high noise.
  • Good wear resistance.

5. 2018 AMS (205/55 R16) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • The best results on the wet.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Relatively long snow braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Good noise.

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