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Extreme performance during the cold season. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Enhanced snow traction given by the S-GRIP pattern layout with a high number of blocks and sipes in longitudinal direction.
Enhanced traction on wintery roads With our revolutionary PrecisionPlus and S-Grip technology, no matter what surprises the road throws at you, the WinterContact™ TS 850 P is always prepared.
Superior dry handling performance. A unique approach to tyre design ensures that you get extreme precision when accelerating and cornering.
Reduced stopping distances. Continental’s ActiveBand technology significantly reduces your stopping distance on dry and wet surfaces.
Award-winning tyres. The WinterContact™ TS 850 P is the next generation of precision performance from Continental.
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
WinterContactTS850P tyre review
Average based on 354 test results
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18.06.2023fromJeremy Havard Noisier than my Pirelli summer tyres.
12.04.2021fromDavid Farquhar We had 5 days of heavy snow and this proved that winter tyres work as I could keep going compared to other 4X4 dive on standard tyres. If you have to drive you are definitely safer
29.03.2020fromDavid Very good in deep snow can not fault them especially for the tyre size
06.05.2019fromPeter Herbert Despite a relatively mild winter, the tyres have performed well in cold, damp. wet and snowy conditions on urban, country and motorway roads. I had read good reports about the very latest version of this tyre but was unable to obtain a set in the UK. Accordingly I choose its predecessor and am more than happy with my choice. The only time it has fallen short of the Pirelli P Zero summer tyre the car was supplied with was when being cornered hard in dry warm conditions, but that is hardly the point of a winter tyre.