Within the limits of the first stage of tests of German edition of AutoBild by braking characteristics on dry and wet road carpets of 50 tires of a standard size 225/45 R 17 have been tested. The braking distance of tires ContiSportContact 5 on dry road made only 36,8 meters, and on wet – 43,7, and the car moved with a speed of 100 km/h. Excellent characteristics allowed tire ContiSportContact 5 to enter into the five of leaders among 45 competitors. 15 best models got to the second stage only. Among them, besides tires ContiSportContact 5, there were sports tires Uniroyal RainSport 2 and tires of budgetary segment Barum Bravuris 2 which proved, what even inexpensive tires of concern are capable to provide excellent braking and confidence on dry and wet road.
During the test journalists did 1700 tests for braking since the speed of 100 km/h. Results showed that with the given problem 25 % of tires consulted only. Thus, before the second round 15 best models have been admitted only. Experts noticed that the braking distance on wet road of every third tire of the competitor can be characterized as “dangerous”. Results of the comparative test showed: the difference in brake distances between ContiSportContact 5 and other tires made the whole 28 meters that in 6 times exceeds length of the car, press-service Continental informs.