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2013-08-08 13:20

QUIET AND COMFYTyremaker Continental has introduced ContiSilent, a technology that reduces tyre noise. Audi will be the first carmaker to use the new products. Image: Newspress/Les Stephenson

 

Tyremaker Continental has introduced ContiSilent, a new technology that reduces tyre noise transmitted the cabin by as much as 9dB.

Conti says it intended, with they tyres, "to satisfy automakers' demands for tyres that not only demonstrate performance but are also quiet and increase car comfort".

The tyres are coated internally with a layer of foam that has a strong damping effect on the sound waves generated by the rolling tyre. Tyre noise, it says, is "substantially reduced no matter the surface on which the vehicle is being driven".

AUDI THE FIRST

Continental says: "All ContiSilent tyre components and the tread pattern are adopted from standard production tyres, with performance characteristics such as braking, handling or wet performance unaltered. The tyres are compatible with standard rims and fitting."

Audi is believed to be have been first to fit these tyres (to its RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback) and says the RS 6 Avant will be equipped with 285/30 ZR tyres on 21" rims, the RS 7 Sportback will have 275/30 ZR1.

The flagship Audi A8 will also be equipped with ContiSilent tyres from the ContiSportContact 5 range.


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