Continental Premium Contact 2

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 72%
Wear 62%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 62%

The Continental Premium Contact 2 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental PremiumContact

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 178 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 4,151,989 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 EVO Winter Tyre Test - 8th of 9 tyres

    2011 Finnish ECO Touring Tyre Test - 1st of 15 tyres

    • Positive - Grip and driveability in both the wet and dry
    • Negative - None mentioned
    • Overall - The Continental Premium Contact 2 is a convincing tyre, winning in almost every test. Best dry and wet grip and great handling

    2011 European Summer Tyre Test - 175/65 R14 - 1st of 15 tyres

    • Positive - Very balanced tyre, scores well in all safety related tests. Top marks on wet roads.
    Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    185/55 R14 80H   E B 70 6.74kgs
    175/60 R14 79H   E B 70 6.01kgs
    195/60 R14 86V   E B 71  
    195/60 R14 86H   C B 71 7.33kgs
    155/65 R14 75T   C C 70  
    175/65 R14 82T          
    175/65 R14 82T   E C 70 6.40kgs
    195/65 R14 89H   E B 71 7.29kgs
    155/70 R14 77T   F C 70 6.01kgs
    165/70 R14 81T   C B 70 6.28kgs
    175/70 R14 84T   F C 70  
    175/70 R14 84T   E B 70 6.77kgs
    195/50 R15 82T   E B 71 7.63kgs
    195/50 R15 82V   F B 71  
    195/50 R15 82H   F B 71 7.33kgs
    205/50 R15 86V   E B 71 8.09kgs
    185/55 R15 82T   C B 70 6.63kgs
    185/55 R15 86V XL   F B 71 7.61kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   E B 70 6.73kgs
    185/55 R15 86H XL   E B 71 6.79kgs
    195/55 R15 85V   F C 71 7.17kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   F B 71 7.10kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   E B 71 7.77kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   E B 71  
    185/60 R15 84H   E C 70 7.29kgs
    185/60 R15 84T   F B 70 7.64kgs
    185/60 R15 88H XL   E B 71  
    185/60 R15 84T   E B 70  
    195/60 R15 88H   F C 71 7.64kgs
    205/60 R15 95H XL   E B 72 8.43kgs
    205/60 R15 91W   E B 71 8.42kgs
    205/60 R15 91H   E B 71  
    215/60 R15 98H XL   C B 72 8.70kgs
    225/60 R15 96V   E B 71 9.55kgs
    225/60 R15 96W   E B 71 9.55kgs
    175/65 R15 84H   C B 70  
    175/65 R15 84H   F C 70 7.08kgs
    185/65 R15 88V   E B 70  
    185/65 R15 88H          
    195/65 R15 91H   C C 71 7.74kgs
    195/65 R15 91T   C C 71 7.49kgs
    195/65 R15 91H   E B 71  
    195/65 R15 91V          
    205/65 R15 94H   F B 71  
    205/65 R15 94V   E B 71 8.55kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   E B 72 7.33kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   F B 72  
    195/45 R16 84H XL   E B 72 7.79kgs
    205/45 R16 83W   E B 71 8.21kgs
    215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 72 8.88kgs
    215/45 R16 86H   F B 71  
    215/45 R16 90V XL   C B 72 8.75kgs
    185/50 R16 81T   C C 70 6.99kgs
    185/50 R16 81H   C B 69 6.70kgs
    195/50 R16 88V XL   F B 72 7.86kgs
    195/50 R16 84V   E B 71 8.21kgs
    195/50 R16 84V   E B 71  
    205/50 R16 87W   E B 71 8.36kgs
    225/50 R16 92W   F B 71 9.43kgs
    225/50 R16 92V   F B 71 9.43kgs
    185/55 R16 83V   B B 70 7.40kgs
    185/55 R16 83V   E B 70 7.69kgs
    185/55 R16 83H   E C 70 7.59kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   F C 71 7.62kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   F C 71 7.73kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   F B 71  
    195/55 R16 87V   E C 71  
    195/55 R16 91H XL   F B 72 10.69kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   E B 71  
    195/55 R16 87H   C C 71 7.96kgs
    195/55 R16 91H XL   C B 72 7.80kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   F B 71 10.02kgs
    205/55 R16 91W   E B 71  
    205/55 R16 91H   E B 71 8.37kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   C B 71 7.96kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 72 8.26kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   E B 71 8.33kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 72  
    205/55 R16 91H   F B 71 8.72kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   F B 71 8.84kgs
    205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 72  
    215/55 R16 93W          
    215/55 R16 97W XL   C B 72  
    215/55 R16 97V XL   C B 72  
    215/55 R16 93H   E B 71 8.52kgs
    215/55 R16 93V   E B 71 8.52kgs
    215/55 R16 93Y   E B 71  
    225/55 R16 95W   E C 71 10.57kgs
    225/55 R16 99Y XL   B B 72 10.27kgs
    225/55 R16 95W   E B 71 13.33kgs
    225/55 R16 95V   E B 71  
    225/55 R16 99W XL   B B 72 10.31kgs
    225/55 R16 95V   E C 71 10.60kgs
    225/55 R16 95Y   F B 71 9.89kgs
    225/55 R16 95W   B B 71 9.75kgs
    195/60 R16 89V   F B 71 8.59kgs
    195/60 R16 89H   E B 71 7.94kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   C C 71 9.17kgs
    205/60 R16 92W   F B 71  
    205/60 R16 92H   E B 71  
    205/60 R16 92H   E B 71 8.92kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL   E B 72 8.77kgs
    205/60 R16 92H   E B 71 11.33kgs
    205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 9.29kgs
    205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 72 9.77kgs
    205/60 R16 96H XL   E B 72 10.87kgs
    205/60 R16 96W XL   E B 72  
    215/60 R16 99V XL   E B 72 9.02kgs
    215/60 R16 95H   E B 71 9.59kgs
    215/60 R16 99W XL          
    215/60 R16 95H   E B 71 10.74kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   E B 71 9.85kgs
    215/60 R16 95V   E B 71 11.10kgs
    225/60 R16 98V   E B 71 9.90kgs
    225/60 R16 98W   E B 71 9.90kgs
    225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 72 9.90kgs
    235/60 R16 100W   E B 71 10.42kgs
    235/60 R16 100V   E B 71 10.42kgs
    235/60 R16 100W          
    215/65 R16 98H   C B 71  
    205/70 R16 97H   C B 71  
    205/70 R16 97H   C B 71 11.03kgs
    215/40 R17 87W XL   C B 72 9.00kgs
    215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 72 8.23kgs
    215/40 R17 87W XL AO E B 72  
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.24kgs
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.18kgs
    205/50 R17 89V   E C 71 9.13kgs
    205/50 R17 89Y   E B 71 10.00kgs
    205/50 R17 89W   E B 71 10.23kgs
    205/50 R17 89H   E B 71 8.53kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 72 12.69kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL   E B 72 11.21kgs
    225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 72 11.21kgs
    225/50 R17 98H XL   E B 72 12.69kgs
    205/55 R17 91V   E B 71 9.14kgs
    205/55 R17 91V   E B 71 9.15kgs
    205/55 R17 91V   F B 71 11.18kgs
    205/55 R17 95H XL   E B 72 9.08kgs
    215/55 R17 94V   E B 71 10.03kgs
    215/55 R17 94W   E B 71  
    225/55 R17 97Y   F B 71 14.29kgs
    225/55 R17 97W   F B 71 11.40kgs
    225/55 R17 97Y   F B 71 11.54kgs
    235/55 R17 99W   E B 71 10.69kgs
    245/55 R17 102W   F C 71 17.02kgs
    215/60 R17 96H   E C 71 10.22kgs
    215/60 R17 96H   E B 71  
    235/60 R17 102Y   F B 71 12.55kgs
    235/50 R18 97V   F B 71  
    235/50 R18 97W   F B 71 12.00kgs
    215/55 R18 95H   E C 71  
    215/55 R18 95H   E B 71 10.03kgs
    215/55 R18 99V XL   C C 72 10.16kgs
    235/55 R18 100V XL   E B 71 11.38kgs
    235/55 R18 104Y XL   E B 72 12.70kgs
    235/55 R18 100Y   E B 71 12.11kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Continental Premium Contact 2

    2017-11-01 - I just bought a Ford Fiesta equipped with premium contact2's 195/50 16. I am wondering if the mileage of the car has been tampered with. Would you be able to give a rough estimate of the mileage of the tires if they have 7mm of thread depth left? Kind regards Jakob

    Mileage can be hugely dependant on the car use and driving style, but somewhere between 10-20k on the front axle and anything up to 40k on the rear.


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    Size Price Range  
    185/55 R15 £59.10 - £82.52 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/50 R15 £50.80 - £63.97 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/50 R16 £77.09 - £106.80 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/65 R15 £47.69 - £59.70 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £57.00 - £85.50 (67 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 49 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top Continental Premium Contact 2 Review

    Given 90% while driving a Renault Clio 182 cup (205/45 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
    Put these on the front of my Clio 182, cos I couldn't stand what I had on there before (Michelin Pilot Sport 3, which I moved to the back). WHAT A DIFFERENCE! If your car suffers from tramlining, these tyres will cure the prob. Premium Contact 2s also handle better, and are more fun. Although a premium touring tyre, and not a sports tyre, at road speeds these are much more progressive on the limit and offer much more feel, feedback and communication than the supposedly superior premium sports tyres I had on the front before. Had the same experience with Conti PC 2s on the front of an E36 328i I used to own - unrivalled fun. Not quite the grippiest tyre there is, but the unequalled progression and feel etc. mean this tyre might just be the best kept secret for fun at speeds you can tell a policeman about.
    48 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2015   

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    Given 76% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R16 V) on mostly town for 3,000 spirited miles
    there is a little noisy in high speed
    0 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2018   
    Given 57% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 35,000 average miles
    + Good grip / feed back / strong side wall

    - Ware / Noise / Fuel usage / price

    Long term review Continental Premium Contact 2 (CPC2).

    These were equipped as the stock tyre, from the factory. The first set, had 4 grooves (84v) and I didn't rotate them. The replacements sets (front only), are the XL (88v) version, these only had 3 grooves, in the stock size.

    The first, 4 grooves sets lasted longer (wear wise):

    15,000 miles (July 2013 - Aug 2015) on the front.

    35000 miles (July 2013 - March 2018)

    The replacement fronts sets, 3 grooves (CPC2 - 88V), didn't fare as well (ware wise).

    Replaced at 15,000 miles (Aug 2015- Aug 2016) and 25,000 miles (Aug 2016 - March 2018)

    Cornering at speed and feedback on limits of traction, is good adding confidence, to driving. Grip in the dry and wet is good, until they drop below 2.5 mm. They sometimes lose traction (not often) and don't hold the road as well. The 3 grooves, version are more prone to traction loss vs the 4 grooves. Once the temp drops (4c or below) and the tyres have worn to 3mm or lower, they feel very stiff/rigid. Until they get some heat in them.

    The side wall of the rear right tyre must have been curbed (badly) as a piece came off, but the still stayed strong.

    They are nosey and the rolling stat is F, using more fuel, which over time will add up.

    2 tyres cost:

    2015 £168 / 2016 £168 / 2018 £184


    I didn't want to replace with the same again. As this tyre has been replace by Continental Premium Contact 5 and now 6. Which isn't available in my size, (what up with that Continental). Last time I checked, the ford fiesta is the UK best selling car. I've notice several version, of the newer 2018 (fiesta) no longer use Continental, but the Primacy 3


    After reading the reviews and feedback. I short listed Michelin Primacy 3 and Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

    I've just replace all 4, Continental with Goodyear, which did cost more.

    So I'm hoping for better ware, grip, noise and mpg (time will tell).

    This time around I will be rotating.


    4 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2018   
    What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
    Given 69% while driving a Renault Clio 172 (195/45 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    These replaced a pair of Toyo T1-R tyres on my Clio Sport. They exceeded my expectations by quite a bit and they are far better than the Toyo's in every way other than ride comfort. I especially like the feedback they give when driving and I am also impressed by the wet weather grip and progressiveness at the limit. I drive my car very hard and this tyre delivers.
    5 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2018   
    Given 81% while driving a Honda Honda Civic Hatchback (205/55 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 25,000 average miles
    Very good and decent tyres.They give you what are they are promised to give.Nothing more,nothing less.Very good grip both in dry and wet.A little bit more comfort would be easily accepted!And less road noise too!As for the wear,much better than Conti5.
    9 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2017   

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