Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 4, 2017 – Continental Tyres, the leading German tyre manufacturer, unveiled the next generation MaxContact™ MC6, another pillar of its Generation 6 products. The MaxContact™ MC6 is not just a successor product of the predecessor MaxContact™ MC5; its features have been recalibrated into an even sportier tyre. Featuring German technology and incorporating Continental’s automotive expertise, the new MaxContact™ MC6 provides solid stability, maximum safety and ultimate grip with exceptional feedback and superior handling for the adventurous driver.
The launch of MaxContact™ MC6 demonstrates Continental Tyres’ continued pursuit to innovate by creating tyre technology that enables consumers not only to drive safely but also to enhance their driving pleasure and confidence. Compared to its predecessor, the new MaxContact™ MC6 delivers a significant improvement in wet and dry handling, wet braking, and mileage performance. With its “When MAX Performance Counts” inspiration, it is designed to capture the imagination of drivers who seek thrilling adventures in their everyday driving and are passionate about performance.
“Following the successful launch of UC6 & CC6 last year, we are thrilled to introduce another Generation 6 product. The MaxContact™ MC6 will redefine the driving experience of our APAC consumers. It exemplifies Continental’s comprehensive automotive expertise and our ability to pave the way for “Vision Zero” by providing technologies for safer driving”, said Philipp von Hirschheydt, Executive Vice President Passenger and Light Truck Replacement Tires APAC. “Our expertise in tyres is further enhanced by our extensive understanding of the needs specific to APAC drivers, combined with a regional network of tyre manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia, and India, as well as the Greenfield in Thailand which has recently commenced construction – which all highlight and reinforce our ‘In the market, for the market’ approach,” he added.”
“We are looking to penetrate and to meet the ever growing demand of the Malaysian market. With the launch of the MaxContact™ MC6, we look to bring forth a line that is the epitome of German technology designed for local roads. With the cutting edge technology, we are looking to create a competitive presence in the tyre industry catered for sporty drivers”, said Cameron Wilson, Managing Director of Continental Tyre Malaysia. “We are also proud to announce that the MaxContact™ MC6 will be manufactured locally at our state of the art Alor Setar plant. All initiatives have been to date to bring comfort and safety both hand in hand through the development and usage of our tyres,” he added.
MAXContact™ MC6 Product Highlights:
- Multifunctional Tread Design that enhances grip and handling while reducing braking distances in wet and dry conditions: Its pattern design enables maximum grip where safety counts and cornering speed. The multifunctional tire tread gives the driver maximum stability and shorter braking distances.
- Adaptive Grip Compound that enables superior grip levels that interlock with the road’s
surface: The MaxContact™ MC6 compound enables maximum grip and safety due to the perfect adaptation to various road surfaces – down to the nanometer scale.
- Xtreme Force Construction that delivers exceptional cornering performance: At hard
cornering and high speed, the stiffness of the Xtreme-Force ply material reduces tyre flexing and provides maximum control and better handling. At lower speed the adaptive ply material retains its flexibility to ensure a comfortable ride.
Beyond its dynamic qualities, the MaxContact™ MC6 features include good mileage performance and low noise levels for everyday driving. The product range is available for rims with diameters from 16 to 20 inches with the 20 inch tyres imported from Europe, covering a wide range of passenger vehicle models.
Continental Tyres’ commitment to innovation and excellence in the development of its products is at the core of its growth momentum in the APAC region. Its cutting-edge technology, which is exhaustively tested and in turn ensures maximum value for consumers and business partners alike, underscores the leading German tyre manufacturer’s expansion in the world’s most dynamic automotive market.
Test Review from us:
We were given the opportunity, courtesy of Continental Tyre PJ Malaysia to test the MaxContact™ MC6 and some of the tests were done in comparison with the MC5.
The first test I went for is the wet braking test. The result was a staggering 5 meters difference in stopping distance between the MC5 and MC6. With the MC5 which was fitted onto a BMW 330, the stopping distance was 24.4 meters while on the MC6, fitted on a similar car, the distance was 19.8 meters.
In the “sudden lane change” test, the MaxContact™ MC6 grip on the tarmac is much better compare to the MC5. This gives the driver a better control of the car especially in an emergency “avoidance” situation.
Unfortunately, there was no comparison test between the MC5 & MC6 on the Slalom course. We were given a time challenge instead to complete the Slalom course and we really went all out. The MC6 performed exceptionally well given that we were driving the Mercedes Benz GLA that has a high central gravity. The grip on the MC6 gave me the confidence that the GLA is not going to roll over during the fast left-right turns. I could hardly feel any “deformity” on the tires during those hard turns. After the session, I noticed the tires were “peeling” on the outer surface, but then in Sepang circuit, the surface tends to do that on tires as it is constructed differently compare to normal road surface. There is also a slight “stickiness” on the MC6 when it is on its optimum temperature, just like any race tires.
Overall, I am truly happy and satisfied with the performance of the Continental MaxContact™ MC6. Living it up to Continental’s “Vision Zero” – Zero Accident, Zero Mortality. A job well done by the R&D team!