OT: Nokia started life making boots, like Wellington boots, then other rubber products. They kinda started electronic products as a side-line... eventually leading to mobile phones, how times change eh?
Back to topic, I have Goodyear Eagle F1 and thoroughly recommend them. I have found Continetal to be on the noisy side. My previous car '86 190E was shod on Dunlop SP sports and I found them to be a good all-rounder too. I'll never use Pirelli tyres again after one failed on me with drastic bulging on the tread-face... a manufacturing fault.
I own a Mercedes E 280 Elegance, first registered in January 1998. On most roads I find the tyre noise to be really intrusive. It’s equipped with the factory-fitted Pirelli P6000 tyres (215/55 R16) that will soon need to be replaced. I’m not looking for the ultimate in handling performance; noise reduction and ride comfort are my main requirements. Can you recommend a tyre that would meet my needs?
Mercedes-Benz says that of the four brands it recommends for your E 280, the makes and models most likely to deliver the quietest running are the Continental Premium Contact and Michelin Pilot Premacy. These are also used on the flagship Mercedes S-class, where refinement is an absolute priority.
Whatever choice you make, it’s a good idea to go for a brand recommended by the car manufacturer: suspension systems are much more complex these days, with the tyres forming one component of a carefully tuned set-up including dampers, springs and so forth.
Another quote to add to the discussion. I have 225/25 R16W Continental Premium Contacts and I'm happy with them, they are quiet and give excellent grip.