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.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
WinterContact TS 850P tyre review
Average based on 269 test results
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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.
01.08.2015fromMunnings They are fantastic types. Braking in all conditions is significantly improved!