Continental WinterContact TS 860

The Continental WinterContact TS 860 is a Winter Premium Touring tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Continental WinterContact TS 860
86%[average]
Dry Grip
90%
Wet Grip
95%
Road Feedback
87%
Progressiveness
88%
Wear
82%
Comfort
89%
Buy Again
89%

Continental WinterContact TS 860 Reviews (3)

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Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 55,000 Easy Going miles

Skoda Rapid TSI

Amazing tyre, did 5.5k km this winter, drove in all kind of conditions, dry-wet-snow and the results were excellent, especially on snow I have no words, roads full of snow and the control, handling of the car were on an excellent level, I was able to see the difference with other cars, a friend of mine has the same car with different types and on the same conditions his grip was a lot worst, tyre excells in snowy cold conditions and is a 10 for me.
Excellent grip also in snowy-wet conditions.
No issues on dry on also but I do not recall an emergency situation were I had to break hard.
Not any significant wear, seems it will last me 4 winters.

NEGATIVES:
More noisy than I was expecting.
Average fuel consumption but not bad.

Tyre size reviewed: 185-60-15-
94%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 3,000 Average miles

Ford Focus MK3

After a winter full of snow and about 4000kms on these tyres, on all kind of roads in Romania, from highway to city to country to gravel roads, here are my thoughts about the WinterContact TS860:
- dry grip: very good, not quite on par with the Ccntinental PremiumContact 5 they replaced, you can feel the car drifting a little more in the corners than with the summer tyres, but that is to be expected from a siped winter tyre, and with a tread almost twice as high as the summer tyre (8.8mm when new for the TS860 vs. ~5-6mm for the PremiumContact 5)
- wet grip: very good, never had any slipping or loss of grip whatsoever
- snow grip: excelent, never slipped at all during climbing steep slopes, descending, braking or in curves. Ono could say that it almost takes the fun out of the driving since it doesnt slip at all :)
- wear: here i would say they are absolutely excellent. In one winter and about 4000km, they have lost about 0.4mm from the tread of 8.8mm (measured), so i would say they will last quite a few (read many) winters, in case they wont get cut, punctured or some other damage.
- comfort: very good, about the same as the summer tyres.
- fuel consumption: excellent. In the week i had them fitted, i noticed the fuel consumption was even lower than with the summer tyres. Afterwards, as the winter progresses and it gets colder and colder, the fuel consumption gets higher, but this is to be attributed to the low temperatures, rather than to the tyres.
- value for money: considering the extremely low wear, excellent grip and comfort, they are very good value for money, just as pointed out in most of the reviews, although they are towards the more expensive spectrum of winter tyres.
- buy again: absolutely! :)

Tyre size reviewed: 205-55-16-W
80%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 5
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 6

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 3,750 Spirited miles

Renault Megane II Break 1.5dCI 105Hp

Loved the tyre until I measured it after winter, in 6000 kilometers profile of the tire droped 4milimeters. True it was a warm winter with half of kilometers being on highway. I calculate the tyre will be functional for just another winter. Tyre is superb in all conditions, wet, snow, but weares realy fast.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-65-15-T
98%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 4,000 Average miles

Peugeot 308 BlueHDI EAT6

I'm really pleased with the tyre on dry and wet conditions. I had no problem with the snow this winter.

Tyre size reviewed: 205-55-16-
83%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 7

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 4,000 Average miles

Toyota avensis 2.2 D cat

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Tyre size reviewed: 205-55-16-
96%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 3,600 Average miles

Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI Titanium

After 4 years and over 40 000 km. with TS 850 it was time to switch to the new model. The tyre is again on the top of the winter tyre offerings. Not a single disadvantage. Everything from dry and wet grip to wear and rolling resistance is an easy 10. Snow and ice performance are not the best but would say in top 3 in the moment. The great advantage of CWC TS 860 is that it has no major disadvantage. Perfectly balanced tyre. Rolling resistance is on par with TS850 and I hope the wear would be too. Comfort is not great but on a very acceptable level.

Great tyre again Continental! Would buy again.

Tyre size reviewed: 205-55-16-H
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 1,000 Average miles

Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 tdi

They're great both on snow and dry, I'm impressed!

Tyre size reviewed: 195-65-15-T
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 2,000 Average miles

Alfa Romeo 156 1,8 TS

One word - amazing. You feel extremely stable and safe on very rainy day even with medium-high speeds (~140-150). I will buy it again 100%.

Tyre size reviewed: 185-65-15-T
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Motorways for 1,000 Spirited miles

Audi A3 Sportback

I was amazed.... Super super quiet... I thought I was flying... And so far... Fantastic grip, feeling, stability, road feedback is fine too (a bit neutralized)... Just wow effect from the first second of driving... I am so pleased.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Spirited miles

Audi A4 2.0 TDi 170 S Line

went on this tire after Michelin PA3 and I was amazed at how this tire is better in all aspects then my previous Michelin PA3 tires!

Tyre size reviewed: 215-55-16-H

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