Continental winter tires approved for several Ford models

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The WinterContact TS 870 and WinterContact TS 870 P winter tires from Continental have been approved by Ford for fitment to the OEM’s latest Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Mustang and Puma models.

Both winter tires deliver safe handling in dry and snow-covered scenarios, in addition to providing short braking distances when stopping on ice. Furthermore, the tires ensure precise steering and good safety reserves in all weather conditions.

Continental’s WinterContact TS 870 and 870 P tires were designed from the ground up by its engineers to ensure the tread pattern and rubber compound were optimized before reaching the market. Compared to its predecessor, the WinterContact TS 870 benefits from an ice braking distance which is 3% shorter, while handling on snow has been enhanced by 5%. The tire’s overall service life has also been extended by 10%. In comparison to its previous iteration, the WinterContact TS 870 P’s tire life is 16% higher.

The WinterContact TS 870 is suitable for application to compact, mid-sized and entry-level luxury cars, while the WinterContact TS 870 P is designed for sedans, SUVs and sports cars. Due to its stable design, the tire can also be used for heavier forms of transport with electric drivetrains.

Following the approval, the Ford Explorer can be fitted with a WinterContact TS 870 P, in a size 255/55 R20 110V XL FR, and the Ford Fiesta with a WinterContact TS 870, in a 195/60R15 88T and a WinterContact TS 870 P, in a size 205/45R17 88V XL FR.

Additionally, the Ford Focus can be fitted with several sizes, including a WinterContact TS 870, in a size 195/65R16 92H, the WinterContact TS 870 P, in a size 205/60R16 92H and the WinterContact TS 870 P, in a size 215/50R17 95H XL FR. The Ford Mustang will feature the WinterContact TS 870 P, in a size 255/40 R19 100V XL FR and the Ford Puma a WinterContact TS 870, in a size 205/65R16 95H.

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After spending six years working as a mechanic for various motorsport and high-end performance car companies, Callum joined UKi Media & Events in February 2020 as an assistant editor. In this role he uses his vast practical knowledge and passion for automotive to produce informative news pieces for multiple vehicle-related sectors.

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