Continental’s Premium Contact 6 tires are designed to provide superior performance in all weather conditions. The tires feature Aqua Channel Sipes, which evacuate water quickly to provide greater traction and shorter braking distances on wet roads. The tires are also equipped with Aqua Drainage Elements and Adaptive Grip Technology to further improve traction in wet conditions. The Diamond Edge tread pattern provides improved stability and handling, while the Adaptive Diamond Blend Compound ensures long mileage and short grip-polymers provide long mileage polymers for a smooth, comfortable ride.
Higher safety on wet roads
For additional safety, Aqua Channel surface sipes quickly evacuate the water film from the tread pattern as they touch the road. This provides the tire with greater water evacuation capability.
On wet highways, the middle of the UltraContact UC6 215/50 R17 is at maximum risk from aquaplaning. Further, to decrease this risk, particularly developed Aqua Drainage elements are placed to quickly thrust water through a tube structure into the tread grooves.
Shorter braking distances
The chamfered angle of the UltraContact UC6 215/50 R17 Diamond Edge in the pattern increases the contact area of the pattern to dispense the braking forces more evenly while braking.
Without this chamfer, the tread block changes and misses some of its contact with the road. In wet situations, the Diamond Edge performs as a wiper that dissipates the water film away from the tread blocks for a shorter braking distance.
Adaptive superb grip level and long mileage
The new adaptive Diamond Blend Compound contains two polymer types:
The short-grip polymers of UltraContact UC6 215/50 R17 are triggered when the vehicle is driving. This energy enables high grip and short braking distances by transforming itself into heat. The long mileage polymers are entwined and therefore powerfully connected to each other, which guarantees efficient and high mileage, thus increasing performance.
215/50/R17 is the tire size.
215 is the maximum width of the tire in millimeters(mm). A fully loaded vehicle expands a maximum of up to 195 millimeters(mm).
50 is the ratio between the width and height of the tire from its rim. it means that the height of the tire is precisely 65% of the 195mm. A lower ratio improves road grip, but it reduces comfort to some extent.
R refers to the method the tire is produced. The letter “R” is found on all modern car tires. It indicates the radial structure of a tire constructed with steel wires.
17 represents the diameter of the rim. It is a measurement in inches(“). This number should be remembered as it is the measurement of the rims. It has to match exactly what is mentioned in the car manual.