Endorsed by the Experts The leading choice of vehicle manufacturers

Endorsed by the most credible of Automotive Experts: Leading car manufacturers.

No one understands high spec vehicle performance and quality like the world's leading car manufacturers do. But to deliver on that trusted performance and achieve very demanding performance parameters requires tyres that can stand up to and deliver on the highest of expectations. Tyres that will work with a vehicle's multiple safety systems to achieve the desired handling capability, quietness, comfort and fuel economy for that vehicle. We're proud to say that we're the leading tyre of choice for European car manufacturers, with 1 in every 3 European manufactured vehicles leaving the factory on Continental Tyres.

Did you see the vehicle specs?

We read them a while ago.

New advancements in vehicle performance aren't a coincidence - they're the result of years of dedicated development and testing.  That's why by the time you're reading the safety and performance specs for a new vehicle, they've likely have been read up to four years prior - by us, at our testing and research and development centres around the world.  We work closely with engineers from leading vehicle manufacturers to overcome the most demanding of performance challenges - a process that can take up to four years and over 100 tests, covering everything from noise to fuel economy, to ride quality.

Trust us.

Leading car manufacturers do.

Almost 1 in 3 new vehicles in Europe will leave the factory with Continental tyres fitted.  It’s a remarkable sign of trust from leading vehicle manufacturers, spanning over 800 models.  The range includes family cars, hatchbacks, high-performance sports vehicles and flagship models from manufacturers such as; Audi, BMW, VW, Porsche, Maserati and Mercedes Benz.  Further afield, the list includes the likes of Nissan, Hyundai and leading EV manufacturer, Tesla.

Cars built from the tyre up

We work with leading manufacturers from the very earliest stages of new car design.  It’s a process that can take up to 4 years to complete, as we design a completely new tyre to work in perfect harmony with the handling characteristics of the new vehicle.  Over 100 tests are conducted, covering all aspects of performance including; braking, noise, mileage and more.  It’s a crucial aspect of vehicle development for manufacturers.  When new models are released they’re accompanied with key statistics and claims, covering everything from noise to fuel economy, to ride quality.  To deliver on those promises, they need tyres they can trust.  Which is why they choose Continental.

The ‘Original Equipment Heroes’ art project

As a tyre manufacturer, each chapter in our history is closely entwined with that of the car manufacturers that equip their vehicles with Continental tires. From the earliest motorized vehicles that ever rolled on public roads to some of the most popular, most innovative and in-demand cars in production today, our tyres have made automobile history, time and again. Then, as now, some of the biggest car brands have placed their trust in Continental to provide the tire technology to complement their automotive innovations.