Continental IceContact Extreme

The new and exciting Continental IceContact XTRM
Posted On July 5, 2023
By Integra Tire Canada

Integra Tire is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our 2022 lineup for the upcoming winter season: the Continental IceContact Extreme (XTRM) tires! Crafted for passenger cars, these premium winter tires are available in both studded and non-studded versions. Packed with innovative features including an efficient groove network, interconnected center rib with siping, stud retention technology, and more, the Continental IceContact XTRM is the ultimate solution for navigating winter roads.

Designed to endure the harshest Canadian winters, these tires offer exceptional traction on snowy and icy surfaces, along with the capability to handle slush-covered roads. Furthermore, they have been engineered to minimize tread noise, delivering a comfortable ride that ensures your safety and well-being throughout your journey.

Available with the option of studs or without, the IceContact XTRM is an ideal choice for winter driving. Its sophisticated design boasts nine side elements, increasing grip through numerous grooves. Notably, these tires are also a perfect match for electric cars, enhancing driving stability. With a wide range of sizes tailored to various vehicle models, the IceContact XTRM stands as the epitome of winter tire excellence.

Why Choose the Continental IceContact Extreme (XTRM)?

These premium tires offer exceptional wet grip, excelling in wet conditions with a performance rating spanning from class A to class E. The higher grade ensures a significantly shorter braking distance on wet surfaces. Additionally, these tires boast reduced rolling resistance, playing a pivotal role in lowering CO2 emissions and conserving fuel.

When you opt for Continental tires, you’re not just purchasing tires; you’re investing in peace of mind. Enjoy an extended warranty, 3-year roadside assistance, and a 60-day trial period to fully experience your new acquisition. With Continental, quality is an absolute guarantee. Our products epitomize safety, instill confidence, and provide assurance backed by top-notch German engineering.

The IceContact XTRM takes grip to the next level, combining enhanced traction, responsive handling, and ultra-high performance to tackle freezing rain, snow, slush, and ice with unparalleled finesse. Designed to fit an extensive array of vehicles, from subcompacts to full-size cars, crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks, this premium winter tire offers remarkable versatility. In essence, the IceContact XTRM is a universally adaptable solution, catering to a diverse range of drivers.

What is the Total Confidence Plan?

With the Total Confidence Plan, you receive an unparalleled warranty upon acquiring a Continental tire. This comprehensive package encompasses 3 years of roadside assistance, extending to a complimentary tire change or towing for distances of up to 250 kilometers in the event of a flat tire. Furthermore, the plan encompasses road hazard protection, a customer satisfaction trial, and coverage for emergency trip interruptions.

What is the IceContact XTRM made of?

Inside the IceContact Extreme (XTRM) tire lies a host of distinctive components that set it apart. Tristar cleats, exclusively crafted by Tikka in Finland for Continental, provide enhanced grip on ice in all directions, a marked improvement over the typical round cleats found on most winter tires. Constructed from lightweight aluminum and measuring 11mm in length, these cleats feature a stud head design that facilitates superior lateral grip on ice when compared to directional studs. With availability in over 91 sizes, spanning diameters from 15 to 22 inches, these tires cater to a wide range of vehicles, encompassing everything from A3’s to 911s.

The IceContact XTRM showcases 11-millimeter aluminum studs that outshine standard “steel spikes” by offering heightened traction from every angle, all while mitigating road wear. Notably, the stud retention technology employs a coating that has been proven to be four times more robust and durable. This innovation enables the IceContact XTRM to establish contact with 5% more of the icy road surface, ensuring even greater confidence in icy conditions.

Design of the IceContact XTRM

The Continental IceContact Extreme (XTRM) showcases a distinctive V-shaped tread pattern adorned with 9 lateral elements. The sidewall features intelligently designed pockets and ridges, ensuring remarkable traction in deep snow. Additionally, the wider lateral grooves on the outer edges expertly expel slush and water, surpassing the width of those in the middle. Given the substantial temperature fluctuations commonly experienced in Canada, this tire serves as an unwavering guardian of safety, even during the most challenging weather conditions.

In the studded variant, each stud resides within an ‘ice reservoir,’ a feature meticulously engineered to sustain optimal performance. Employing aluminum stud bodies and a TriStar head, the XTRM tire utilizes a multi-step process. Initially, studs receive a chemical coating before being inserted, leading to the formation of a chemical bond between the stud body and the surrounding tire compound. This groundbreaking stud retention mechanism ultimately translates to the heralded 5% increase in grip on icy surfaces, as heralded by Continental.

Through meticulous computer analysis, it was determined that the tread should incorporate 130 studs, each ensconced within a crushed ice reservoir. This meticulous configuration strikes a balance between the number of stud rows and the generation of minimal tire-road noise.

Tailored for performance-oriented vehicles and crafted with the unique demands of the Canadian market in mind, the IceContact XTRM stands as an unrivaled choice. Its advantages extend to all users, ensuring unwavering consumer satisfaction. To delve deeper into the realm of the Continental IceContact XTRM, connect with your local Integra Tire dealer today. Our adept technicians and service advisors eagerly await the opportunity to assist you with your inquiries and requirements!

Questions? Our Advisors are Happy to Help!

If you have questions about anything you've read in this resource page, contact your nearest Integra Tire dealer for more information. We are passionate in assisting our customers make the best choices to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape and keep their families safe.
Resource Tags: ice contact xtrm , prepare for winter , winter2024
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