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Continental extends successful streak in supplying Original Equipment tyres to Mercedes-Benz

In the wake of the latest OE release, Continental is now equipping further top-class cars at Mercedes-Benz with tyres. Continental was recently awarded the contract to outfit a share of all models in the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Continental supplies the ContiPremiumContact 2 and ContiSportContact 3 in sizes 16, 17 and 18 inches. The ContiPremiumContact 2 excels with short braking distance, comfortable handling and low rolling resistance, while the ContiSportContact 3 offers superb grip for acceleration and braking, reliable cornering grip and good riding comfort for a sports tyre. Continental manufactures the new tyres for Mercedes-Benz in Germany, France, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

Continental commended in product honours

Continental's PremumContact 2 tyre has been awarded a commendation by leading motoring magazine, Auto Express. The consumer publication put the UK's top brands to the test to find the safest, most fuel efficient tyres that deliver great performance all year round. Auto Express said; "An even performance across all disciplines from the German maker. It was among the best in the wet, particularly curved aquaplaning, and managed unlike most rain masters, to match that in the dry and in rolling resistance tests" All tyres underwent tests to assess their capabilities in aquaplaning, cornering and braking on both wet and dry surfaces. Auto Express also monitored in-car noise and fuel economy to draw their conclusions.

Aug 2007