excuse the intense techno music...
Car is equipped with Continental DWS tires - 225/17 front, 245/17 rear.
bmw e46, 3.0L coupe. ZSP on stock sport suspension, 5spd manual. Exhaust is custom with both resonators removed and a magnaflow dual-in/out muffler with a built-in tru-x pipe (probably why it drones). Also have a K&N CAI with an amsoil dry filter (nano fiber element).
Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires with Snow Traction - TireBuyer.com
The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tire features traction grooves with
biting edges or teeth that lock the snow in the tread keeping traction and
preventing sliding on top of the snow. This gives better performance and
traction in snow conditions. For more information and to purchase these
tires visit http://www.tirebuyer.com
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Our three-part Arctic Circle winter series from January of 2009 concludes
with this evaluation of the effectiveness of Ultra High Performance
All-Season tires -- during the height of the winter season -- in Northern
These tires' three-season focus usually comes at some expense in the fourth
season's wintertime traction levels. Our test revealed just how much, or
little, snow traction is provided in these all-season designs by comparing
the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact
DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus and
Yokohama Avid W4s.
Tire Rack Tire Test - Raising the Bar: Testing New Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Tire companies always work to improve on successful designs. Many succeed,
but not all. Continental hit a home run with the ContiExtremeContact Ultra
High Performance All-Season tire but then challenged their design team to
improve dry road handling and road manners without sacrificing winter
traction. Their solution is the new ExtremeContact DWS.
Pirelli faced a similar challenge with the popular P Zero Nero M+S as they
developed the P Zero Nero All Season.
Did Continental and Pirelli succeed in raising the bar? Watch the video to
Do winter tyres work? by autocar.co.uk
Two BMWs, two different tyres and lots of snow - we test the effectiveness
of winter tyres. More videos at
Continental ExtremeContact DWS- Snow/Slush Test
Quick review of the winter capabilities of the Continental ExtremeContact
DWS Ultra High Performance All Season tire including full ABS (anti-lock
braking system) tests, hill starts, traction limitation testing.
Overall, I found the DWS to be a very capable all season tire if you simply
cannot afford to purchase a set of separate winter tires, especially if you
don't do much hill climbing or don't experience significant amounts of
snowfall. My separate pair of Bridgestone Blizzak WS-60 winter tires have
significantly more grip, and that's in comparison to the DWS, which is the
highest rated all season tire on tirerack.com for winter weather
performance. If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall,
a separate pair of dedicated snow tires are worth the investment.
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Got my new Continental ExtremeContact DWS Ultra High Performance All
Season tires a month ahead of schedule today! Here's a quick look at the
tread pattern and how they look when they arrive from tirerack.com via UPS.
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice
First we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy
test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between
winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating
acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an
ice rink as our test track.
Tire Rack Tire Test - All-Season vs. Winter Tires
Many of today's vehicles leave the factory with all-season tires. While
all-season tires are intended to provide traction in a wide variety of
weather conditions, we've found they can behave like a Jack-of-all-trades,
master of none. Watch as we compare the difference between all-season
tires and winter tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering
capabilities on our snowy test track.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.