New Smart #1 factory-fitted with Continental tires

Hanover, Germany – The new Smart #1 will come factory fitted with EcoContact 6 Q premium tires from Continental. The tire manufacturer has received worldwide original equipment approval for the Smart #1 in tire sizes 18 and 19 inches. The full-electric city SUV is the first Smart model developed by the joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and Chinese carmaker Geely.

The EcoContact 6 Q is designed for exceptionally energy-saving and quiet driving. The special rubber compound minimizes energy absorption while the vehicle is in motion, which reduces friction and rolling resistance. Continental’s developers also improved the tire tread to further reduce rolling noise. The EcoContact 6 Q is also characterized by its exceptionally long service life, outstanding braking performance and superior handling – all thanks to its specially modified blocks, sipes and side grooves. In addition to short braking distances, the premium tire offers exceptional grip on dry and wet roads and excellent cornering stability even at high speeds.

For more than ten years now, Continental’s developers have been optimizing their tires to achieve ever lower rolling resistance, low rolling noise and long service lives – with zero compromise on safety. As a result, all tires developed by Continental not only fulfill the specific needs of electric vehicles but also help to reduce combustion engine emissions over the long term.