Passenger Tyres CONTINENTAL

EcoContact™ 5

Product Breakdown

About this tyre

Developed for mid-sized and compact class vehicles.

  • Optimised rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption
  • High braking safety and short braking distances on wet roads
  • Best handling on wet and dry roads

Optimised rolling resistance for reduced fuel consumption.

The ContiEcoContact™ 5 was developed in close co-operation with Europe’s leading car manufacturers. This is an entirely new tyre concept aimed specifically at motorists who drive longer distances, but also at those who are very mindful of both fuel consumption and the environment. The challenge was to reduce rolling resistance on the tyre and, at the same time, ensure a high level of safety during braking. This required a completely new approach to all four components of the tyre: design, contour, compound and tread pattern. The result was reduced CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption, while still delivering excellent braking performance.

 High braking safety and short braking distances on wet roads.

The combination of special additives and optimised tread lug edges makes for improved grip in the wet, leading to short, safe braking distances on wet roads. Moreover, functionalised polymer chains firmly linked to the silica mean lower rolling resistance. Extra-thin sipes reduce tread deformation, thereby also minimising energy loss.

 Best handling on wet and dry roads.

A higher apex and the use of additional bead reinforcements ensure safer and more direct transmission of the lateral forces occurring when steering on wet and dry roads. The weight-reduced sidewall is more supple in its design, thereby also contributing towards improved rolling resistance.

Tyre Benefits

ContiSure Warranty

ContiSure Warranty for all Continental-branded passenger, LCV, SUV and 4×4 tyres.

Continental Tyre South Africa offers customers the ContiSure Warranty when purchasing Continental-branded tyres from participating BestDrive, Tiger Wheel and Tyre and Tyres & More dealers.

This ContiSure Warranty enables customers to receive a credit towards the purchase of a new replacement tyre, when suffering irreparable damage to a tyre, and is applicable across South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

With the ContiSure Warranty, if the tyre is damaged within the first 30 days or 2 000 km after purchase and cannot be repaired, the customer receives a full credit towards the purchase of the same, or similar, new Continental tyre.

For incidents occurring after 30 days or 2 000 km from inception of the ContiSure Warranty, the value warranted is calculated by firstly measuring the remaining tread of the damaged tyre, and deducting from that the 1.6 mm Continental’s recommended Tread Depth limit. This figure represents the remaining tread, which is expressed as a percentage of the original tread depth and thereafter multiplied by the original purchase price (after discounts) of the tyre as recorded on the Original Sales Invoice. The rand value as determined using the above formula constitutes the credit value which the Customer will be entitled to use towards the purchase of a new replacement Continental branded tyre. The Customer receives a capped credit up to the value of R2 500.

For full details, visit Continental customers can download the innovative ContiSure app via the App Store for Apple devices, or the Google Play Store for Android phones.

  • Harder apex and additional bead reinforcement
  • Specialised tread compound
  • Optimised tread pattern design