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Mercedes Relies on Tyres from Continental for All-Electric EQB

Mercedes has opted for premium products from Continental to equip its new fully electric SUV in the EQ family. The new EQB will come off the line on 19-inch EcoContact 6 tyres. Mercedes is also offering a high-safety Continental winter tyre ex-factory: the WinterContact TS 850 P.

The EcoContact 6 summer tyre is characterised by not only its outstanding energy efficiency, but also its superior handling and braking performance. Continental has lowered the rolling resistance of the EcoContact 6 by 15 percent when compared with its predecessor. A specially developed rubber compound minimises friction when the tyre is in contact with the road surface, which means that the tyre absorbs less energy and, in turn, rolling resistance is reduced. The EcoContact 6 recently showed off its energy efficiency as part of the summer tyre test organised by German trade magazine Auto Zeitung (issue 6/22), in which it beat nine other tyres from European, Asian and U.S. manufacturers in a rolling resistance test. In addition, the tyre also offers excellent cornering stability even at high speeds. The tread profile constantly adapts to the road surface, ensuring a longer tyre life.

Mercedes EQB customers can also opt for matching winter tyres right when they place their orders. Here Continental offers the WinterContact TS 850 P. The tread of this tyre line has numerous blocks and longitudinal sipes, providing improved traction and short braking distances on snow and wet road surfaces.

Continental tyres with runflat technology for continued safe driving

The WinterContact TS 850 P for the Mercedes EQB comes as standard with Continental runflat technology, which is available for the EcoContact 6 on an optional basis as well. In case of tyre damage, it prevents the sidewall from getting trapped between the road and the rim, which can result in the tyre slipping off. Drivers can thus continue for up to 50 miles to get to a garage.

Automobile manufacturers all over the world rely on Continental as a leading tyre supplier. In Europe, almost one in three cars rolls off the assembly line fitted with Continental tyres. Continental supplies seven of the world’s ten most successful makers of electric vehicles with tyres ex works.

The following products and sizes have been approved for the Mercedes EQB as standard equipment in many countries including the UK:

EcoContact 6, 235/50 R19 103T XL

WinterContact TS 850 P SSR, 215/60 R18 102T XL