High performance tyre for road and easy terrain. Engineered in Germany, Continental offers premium tyres with optimum braking performance and safety. Outstanding handling for on-road and general off-road use. Trusted by leading car manufacturers, including for example the models Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class and Nissan X-Trail.
The tires of the ContiCrossContact LX Sport product line guarantee optimum handing and braking performance both on the road as well as on easily navigable terrain. This is achieved with stiff rows of tread blocks in the center of the tread pattern which enable very good transmission of power between the tire and the ground surface.
Also worthy of particular mention is the excellent braking performance on wet roads which is made possible to a high number of tread blocks on the shoulder and a balanced sipe density. Finally, the flat design of the tire contour makes for a uniform wear pattern and optimized rolling resistance.
Outstanding handling for on-road and general off-road use
Very good braking characteristics on dry and wet road
Optimized rolling resistance
Outstanding handling for on-road and general off-road use. The stiff intermediate block rows greatly improve dry handling and enhance the force transmission from tyre to road.
Excellent braking performance on dry and wet roads. For shorter braking distances in wet conditions as well as improved on- and off-road traction, the traction edges of blocks and sipes are increased.
Optimised rolling resistance. The flat tyre contour is optimised for an even wear shape.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Continental ContiCrossContact LX Sport tyre review