When you're carrying precious cargo - whether it's parcels or people - you need tyres you can rely on. The Rain Max 2 has special arrow-shaped grooves on its tread, as well as three large circumferential channels, which force water away from the tyre, protecting you from aquaplaning.
The tyre has a completely new tread pattern structure, with an increased number of grooves, to cut through road surface water, and multiple gripping edges. These give you short braking distances on wet and dry roads, as well as improved handling and optimised cornering stability.
The stiff tread ribs and lateral grooves provide an even pressure distribution when the tyre meets the road surface. This reduces friction, giving you grater fuel economy and increases the tyre's long service life.
The wet grip rating indicates how well the tire will perform in wet conditions, with performance graded from class A down to class E. A high grade means short braking distances on wet roads.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with fuel consumption increasing for each subsequent class through to E.
This is the external rolling noise generated by the tire, measured in decibels. The label shows the noise level rated in classes from A to C.
In addition to these three label values, there are also pictograms − if applicable − relating to performance in severe snow conditions (3PMSF) and/or grip in icy conditions (the latter applies to passenger car tires only).
With the EU label generator, you can access the specific label values for your Continental tires.
For further details on the new EU Tire Label (2020/740) please click here.