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Auto Express names Best Tyre 2017

They famously always say that “oils and oils” and w e reckon that’s even more than case when it comes to tyres.

There can be a huge difference between one tyre and another, even though two tyres might even look exactly the same.

Things like road noise, fuel consumption, wear rates and, of course, grip, can all vary significantly from one tyre to the next.

The guys at Auto Express in the UK run an Annual Tyre Comparison in an attempt to help car owners find the best tyres for their needs.

This year a Continental Tyres product come out on top.

The ContiPremiumContact 5 took top spot in a field of ten tyres brands/models.

The publication put the ten tyres to the test, each 205/55R16, and they say the award recognises the ContiPremiumContact 5 came out in top spot for dry handling, wet handling and wet braking.

To win our test, a tyre needs to be a strong all-rounder. As our results show, the Continental is just that. It had an agility and directness others could only dream of.

For a comfort tyre, it was pretty sporty next to rivals.

It was a similar story on the wet track where it felt sharp and showed good traction out of turns.

One of Continental’s performance targets is braking, and it had a big margin in the wet – more than three metres over the next best.

Getting close to the best in the noise test secures another win for this tyre.

Scott Benbow, Product Marketing Manager at Continental welcomed the award.

“We’re delighted to have been commended by Auto Express yet again and the ContiPremiumContact 5 only reiterates our leading position for safety.”

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Simon’s interest in cars stems from hours in a misspent youth playing racing computer games.

His love of being at the wheel and of tech has translated into the real world as a member of our road test team providing an everyday-man perspective on the affordable range of vehicles.

When he’s not being a geek, Simon also has a hand in our product reviews, video production and is a regular contributor on the podcast.

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