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Continental Tires unveiled the next generation MaxContact MC6 (MC6), another pillar of its Generation 6 products, at the Sepang International Circuit. The MC6 is described as not just a successor of the MC5 as its features are recalibrated to be an even sportier tyre.
“Following the successful launch of UC6 and CC6 last year, we are thrilled to introduce another Generation 6 product. The 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 Cameron Wilson, Managing Director of Continental Tyre Malaysia.
The launch of MC6 is said to demonstrate Continental Tires’ continued pursuit in innovation by creating tyre technology that enables consumers not only to drive safely but also to enhance their driving pleasure and confidence.
Featuring German technology and incorporating Continental’s automotive expertise, the new MC6 provides solid stability, maximum safety and ultimate grip with ‘exceptional feedback and superior handling’ for the adventurous driver. Compared to its predecessor, the new MC6 delivers a significant improvement in wet and dry handling, wet braking, and mileage performance.
The MC6 product highlights:
To prove the claimed performances mentioned above, the company organised a session for the media to get behind the wheel to experience the MC6 against the MC5.
Two noticeable improvements were the shorter braking distance on the wet surface and the emergency lane change exercise. Slowing down a BMW 330e from 70 to 5km/h with full braking force, the average braking distance for the MC6 compared to the MC5 was about 2 to 4 metres. For the emergency lane change at 70km/h in a Mercedes-Benz C200, the MC6 demonstrated more grip and stability against the MC5.
Beyond its dynamic qualities, the local produced 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, to cover a wide range of passenger vehicle models. Currently, only 3 sizes are available in the market, followed by significant sizes in December and a full swing by early 2018.
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