The PureContact with EcoPlus Technology is Continental’s Grand Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of luxury performance sedans, sporty coupes and crossover vehicles. PureContact tires are designed to balance long wear, a comfortable ride and low rolling resistance with wet grip and all-season traction, even in light snow.
Featuring a silica-enhanced, all-season tread compound, the PureContact with EcoPlus Technology incorporates Continental’s Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives to improve treadwear, fuel efficiency and traction on slippery roads. The compound is molded into a computer-optimized asymmetric tread design that reduces pattern noise while chamfered tread block edges enhance dry-road handling. Independent tread blocks are siped to provide additional biting edges while Continental’s Traction Grooves (vertical ridges in the circumferential grooves) promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow traction.
PureContact with EcoPlus Technology’s tread pattern features Tuned Performance Indicators — visible letters molded into the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire’s potential performance in various weather conditions. A visible “DWS” indicates the tire has sufficient tread depth for dry conditions, as well as wet roads and light snow. After the “S” has worn away, the remaining “DW” indicates the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. And after the “W” and “S” have both worn away, the remaining “D” indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.
The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wound jointless polyamide to blend high-speed durability with ride uniformity. Continental’s ComfortRide Technology includes a cushioning layer of rubber to absorb vibrations caused by road surface irregularities. PureContact tires also feature weight-optimized construction to reduce weight and rolling resistance.