Newest Association Continental Tires
Mercedes-Benz has chosen and announced its newest association and its with Continental Tires, offering a wide range of Mercedes-Benz approved tires. The association with Continental tires is critical in introducing a wide range of Mercedes-Benz Approved tires to the currently available range of product offerings from the brand. Mercedes-Benz India also has chosen Continental tires as there preferred tire supplier for the new year 2017 to begin supplying to the replacement market across its dealerships.
Mercedes-Benz dealerships are a one stop shop for the entire process for all of your tire needs. Mercedes-Benz technicians will provide their expertise in tire fitment, wheel balancing and alignments. Mercedes-Benz India will also offer support and all technical concerns by addressing them through a new single window now for much faster resolutions, greatly improving there customer service.
The technical specifications of the Mercedes-Benz Approved Continental tires match all the much needed specifications for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and more. Continental tires focuses on all aspects during tire development especially "safety" which equals more grip, shorter braking distances, comfort enabling, quiet and smooth ride.
Mercedes-Benz Approved tire include the following benefits:
- All Continental passenger tires are asymmetric.
- Inner edge: Optimized for comfort & special shoulder groove designs
- Outer edge: Denser, optimized for handling & braking performance
- All Continental passenger tires have silica compound technology
- Each tire has its own unique compound, just for that tire
- Reduces rolling resistance giving better fuel efficiency & lower CO2 emissions
- It also helps the tire stop much shorter in the wet weather than a standard tire compound
Commenting on the association:
Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said,
At Mercedes-Benz, we are committed to enhance the After-Sales experience of our customers, as we believe, service excellence will be the key differentiator in the luxury car industry. With this conviction, we introduced the innovative and successful ‘My Mercedes, My Service’ programme in 2016, and today the introduction of the ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’ in association with our global partners Continental Tyres, is an extension of our customer centricity even further. This strategic collaboration firmly reiterates our unwavering commitment towards achieving service excellence in the luxury automotive segment. The technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz vehicles also enjoy the lowest cost of ownership in the luxury car segment, and this strategic initiative will go a long way in further reducing cost of ownership and enhancing customer satisfaction.
Philipp von Hirschheydt, Exec. VP/BU PLT RE APAC Continental Tyres state said,
We are extremely proud and honoured for being chosen as “Preferred Tyre Supplier” by Mercedes Benz India. It is an excellent reflection of our collaboration and partnership with Mercedes Benz globally. Our team has been persistently working to provide the highest quality tyres with innovative features to complement Mercedes Benz’s great products. And today, we are even more motivated to intensify our efforts in keeping pace with changing paradigms of the automotive industry, together with Mercedes Benz, in order to serve the discerning and premium segment of customers in India. Continental is known for both its German Engineering and high technological expertise in the production of high performance tyres globally which is confirmed by its significant presence in the OEMs & replacement markets. In an endeavour to meet the Mercedes-Benz’s customers’ needs & expectations in India, we will be bringing our expertise and experiences from other APAC and EU markets as we are already having similar arrangements with Mercedes Benz in these markets.
Should be interesting to see if this really ups there vehicles handling and also there service departments quality in service.