Continental Premium Contact 2

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 74%
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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5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 170 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 4,038,019 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
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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.
20 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2015   

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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.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2017   
Skoda (215/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Needed new tyres for the front of Skoda Yeti 2.0Ltr and asked the local tyre supplier for good quality branded tyres. The garage said these where the best they could get and supply. Turns out they where and old model yet charge full price Terrible feel and lack of grip and feedback. I will never buy Continental again as so bad fitted replaced within months with Michelin Energy Savers which immediately felt better and where cheaper. Also surprised at how much the Continentals had worn. Never again.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2017   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Scenic 1.6 2003 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 560,000 average miles
My new 2010 Renault Scenic was initially fitted with contact 2 XL . I found that the tyres wore quicker than I initially expected but accepted this as they performed well. When Renault changed the tyre on later models the replacement cost and importing time increased as the demand drop..
I contacted Continental at Coventry and they were very helpful when I had to replace two tyres quickly and they reserved an allocation on a boat at sea which was good service and also told me that another of their tyres was suitable and cheaper because they fitted a Ford van where sales volumes were higher.
I have remained with Continental but have moved to Contact 5 extra load version on my current replacements with the option to increase fron pressures up to 38lbs pressure to reduce wear but this will make a harder ride.
I average under 20,000 miles per tyre
0 - tyre reviewed on May 13, 2017   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Chevrolet sonic (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
These came as standard on both mine and my wife's cars: a 2013 Chevy Sonic and a 2013 Chevy Trax - both H rated. First off and most importantly, these tyres didn't last as long as I'd hoped for Conti's - we got about 15k out of them before they were near enough bald on the Trax and 18K out of the ones on the Sonic. I've had budget Three-A P606's that have lasted 30K+ which was a real shame for the PremiumContacts. Secondly, there's one bit of corkscrew bend in my town that the tyres frequently lost grip on in both cars in the dry - nothing major but you would feel the back-end step out at 20+, this hasn't happened on any other tyres and remember both cars are FWD. Hitting this bend in the wet would cause the back end to slip out at anything above 15mph.
Thirdly, while noise was OK at first, it gets considerably worse the more wear you're dealing with, so much so in the Sonic that you would get out of the car after long journeys with ringing in your ears and a headache.
They feel pretty firm too and aren't great at absorbing bumps as much as other tyres we've had, so they were uncomfortable at every stage of their lives. We were, at one point, thinking that the cars were the problem; Then we swapped the tyres out (Sailun Atrezzo Elites on the Trax and Toyo Proxes CF2's on the Sonic) and they're both completely different cars, so much more comfortable to drive, much more reliable grip and so much quieter.

I'm surprised we had such bad experiences with this tyre, because Continental are usually a great brand - but think they're just not well suited to our cars.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2017   

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