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Continental AllSeasonContact

The German producer shook up the all-season market on its debut last year with a tyre it said it would never produce, preferring a ‘winter for winter and summer for summer’ policy.

The German producer shook up the all-season market on its debut last year with a tyre it said it would never produce, preferring a ‘winter for winter and summer for summer’ policy. It came close to repeat victories in the winter test, and has to settle for runner-up spot here as well. It’s more balanced than the Michelin and was notably stronger in sub-zero temperatures.

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It had to give best only to our winner in Finland, and was the best around the handling track. It had a strong front that felt like it pulled the car through turns, and a stable rear. In the wet, it lost touch with the winning Goodyear, and while it was ahead in the dry and the most frugal on test, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Goodyear’s lead.

We say: Great all-rounder and the one for high-mileage drivers

Blackcircles.com says: Despite being a relatively new addition to the range, this tyre has been well received by customers. They’re impressed with its wet grip and low noise levels, giving a score of 4.7/5.

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Results

Continental AllSeasonContact  
Overall99.50%2
Snow braking99.60%2
Snow traction94.00%4
Snow handling100.00%1
Straight aquaplaning96.20%5
Curved aquaplaning97.10%3
Wet braking  93.50%4
Wet handling97.80%3
Dry braking90.30%5
Dry handling99.10%3
Rolling resistance  100.00%1
Cabin noise89.90%7
Price£85.85 
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