Dated: 15 February 2011
Audi Approve Continental for Use on Various Models
The iconic Continental tyre brand has received high praise and approval on some of the latest Audi models. These include the ultra sporty Quattro models R8 and RS3, the luxurious A8 saloon and the compact A1.
The Quattro models are set to come with Continental's high-tech ContiSportContact 5 P – as well as the economical ContiPremiumContact 2 – as original equipment.
News is that the A1 is set to be fitted with ContiSportContact 3 and the ContiPremiumContact 2.
In a press release sent out by the German Tyre Manufacturer, Continental said “Audi opted for Continental tyres as they ensure very direct steering precision and the shortest possible braking distances, as well as offering high safety reserves.
“These tyre characteristics underline the highly lively performance that distinguishes Audi's sporty models.”
It is believed that Audi set aside special praise the rolling resistance of the ContiPremiumContact 2, as well as the shorter braking distances and the continued high standard of performance when used in high mileage journeys.
All these characteristics are in high demand when a premium tyre is created for use on upper medium range and compact cars.