215/55/16 97W Continental Eco Contact 5 XL
The Continental Eco Contact 5 was developed by Continental for compact and mid-size cars. The 'Eco' name signifies that it has been designed with an eye on lower fuel consumption and being environmentally-friendly through reduced carbon dioxide emissions.
The Continental Eco Contact 5 also features a redesigned sidewall that promises to improve rolling resistance. Customers have commended the Continental Eco Contact 5 for its short dry braking distance. The extra thin sipes in the thread reduce thread deformation under load resulting in reduced energy loss.
In testing, the Eco Contact 5 has proven to be a stable tyre that allows for safe driving in wet conditions. Its aquaplaning has been shown by Continental's own testing to be equal to that of the popular Eco Contact 3. Its braking in the wet, though, shows an improvement margin of 10% over its predecessor, with a similar margin displayed in handling improvement.