Continental Premium Contact 2

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 71%
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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5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 173 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 4,083,019 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

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.

2010 Auto Zeitung Premium Touring Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

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 £62.50 - £77.75 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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205/55 R16 £56.11 - £70.00 (47 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Premium Contact 2 Review

Given 90% (breakdown) 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.
23 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2015   

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Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Chevrolet Monza hatch SL/E (195/50 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
So far, the best tyre set i had on my car, i can't argue with the enhanced characteristics of handling, it got much better around corners, very communicative and resistent, both dry and wet conditions its performing really well, its very confortable to drive smoothly, it does gets noisy on bad conditions roads but that is normal, i didn't get the chance to find its limits on the streets, so i am looking forward to discover that on a future track day
1 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2017   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS Veloce (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 20,000 miles
In short, I've found better options out there. Although these are now an old tyre, I still see them being offered and even fitted to some 16 plate cars as OE fitment. I'm not sure why as I've found these to be quite noisy and impart a certain sharpness to the ride which both Hankoik Ventus Prime 3 K125 and more notably Pirelli P7 Cinturato tyres seem to round off a lot better.

For a touring tyre, the Contis are impressively reactive and require less steering lock than many others. However, the negative side is that at the limit they lose grip suddenly and there is little scope for adjustment to the line. Used as such, they make the handling untidy at best and certainly less stable than others. I think these tyres demonstrate German engineering ethos in that they are generally well rounded up to about 8 tenths but after that the shortcomings become apparent.

Tyre life seems good. They were on the car for 20000 miles in both rear and front positions. Resistance to aquaplaning is quite good as is damp and cold weather cornering. As such, these older mid-performing tyres may still make sense if they are discounted sufficiently.
1 - tyre reviewed on September 6, 2017   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Matra djet (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3 spirited miles
I have used these tyres on a few vehicles. For present purposes, my focus is on my Djet (a light-weight mid-engined coupe of the 60s) & on the size 165/70-14. I consider them to be very good tyres & am bewildered by some of the reviews. I drive the Djet very briskly indeed on country roads &, given its "tossable" charms, much of its time is spent at an angle to its direction of travel. I judge it to have good levels of grip in the dry & very good levels of grip in the wet (longitudinally under braking & laterally). But these qualities are not its main charms. It is not the crispest responding structure available in most sizes (but possibly is in 165/70) but is notable for two related traits.
One is that it's a very "talkative" tyre which lets you know precisely what it is doing (especially useful in the wet). The second is that when its (high) adhesion levels are exceeded, its limit behaviour is benign - the transient zone is broad & response to remedial inputs is faithful (especially important in the wet).
I'd love to be able to fit Michelin PilotSports 4 or Conti SportContact 6 tyres but, regrettably, 165/70-14 is not an available size. Nor is the PremiumContact 5 available in Australia in 165/ 70-14 (or I'd fit them). In the meantime, I'm very happy with the PC2.
Not that I care, but they are not harsh riding or noisy although they are short-lived.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 5, 2017   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Toledo (215/40 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 34,000 average miles
OEM fitted tyres have been very good for the first 27000 miles, quiet with a comfortable ride, decent dry and wet grip. Rotated front to rear at 16000 miles as fronts showing signs of wear at the shoulder. No change to handling until about 28000 miles when wet grip seemed noticeably worse and traction control / ASC started cutting in more often. From about 31000 dry grip decreasing and handling becoming less controlled in the dry too. Now with 34000 they are going to be replaced. Whilst still legal, 2.5 or 3 mm across the tread on all four, I don't trust them any more.
1 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2017   

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