Mercedes C-Class factory-fitted with Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 tyres, Auto News, ET Auto

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  Continental’s PremiumContact 6
Continental’s PremiumContact 6

New Delhi: Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced its collaboration with Continental tyre technology for the C-Class. With the PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6, the automobile manufacturer is factory-fitting its current model series with not one but two premium tyre models.

The PremiumContact 6 (18″) and EcoContact 6 (17″) have both been granted original equipment approval, stated Continental.

The PremiumContact 6 rubber compound in the tread is crucial for the tyre’s grip that ensures outstanding safety and wet braking performance. The tyre design ensures high cornering stability. The special design featuring circumferential grooves allows for a rapid response in terms of handling and steering precision on wet and dry roads.

The EcoContact 6 is characterized by its superior handling and brake performance. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tyre life. The specially developed rubber compound minimizes friction when the tyre is in contact with the road surface, which means that the tyre absorbs less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced.

Continental also offers a wide range of summer, winter and all-season tyres – including test winners such as the AllSeasonContact – as part of its tyre replacement business.

In Europe, almost one in three cars rolls off the assembly line fitted with Continental tyres.

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Speaking at the event, VK Misra, Technical Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. said, “Our new premium OTR tyre collection is created with advanced technology and is particularly designed to deliver increased mileage and exceptional traction in the most demanding of situations. The new tyres feature a longer tread life and wear and cut resistant tread compounds to provide extended service life, in addition to being tailored to offer superior stability.”

The tyres will be created using Bridgestone’s proprietary Virtual Tyre Development technology, providing significant benefits in terms of both efficiency and sustainability, the company said.