Continental Premium Contact 2

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 74%
Progressiveness 71%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 61%
Continental Premium Contact 2

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5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 159 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 3,321,016 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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Size Price Range  
185/55 R15 £50.18 - £77.80 (32 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.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2015   

Latest Continental Premium Contact 2 Reviews

Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
These tyres were factory fitted when I bought the car.

Probably the most impressive part of this tyre is its durability. Just on 31000 miles and still 3mm on the fronts though there is a tad more wear around the outer edges.

Even though the tyres are heading towards five years old they always provide excellent grip and braking performance in both wet and dry conditions.

Admittedly not the most comfortable on the planet and road noise is pretty high, but other than that very impressive.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 7, 2016   
Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Premium Contact 2 are the only tyres made by Continental that are worth considering for purchase. I drove them on two different rental cars (a Fiat 500 and a Chevy Trax FWD small SUV) and found them to roll quietly and track straight along the highway, ride comfortably over bumps, and to grip quite well around corners on dry surfaces. I did not encounter so cannot report about wet or wintery road performance. The dry road characteristics were in pleasing contrast to prior bad experiences with ContiEcoContact tyres installed on other cars, which were noisy on all road types, lurched or wandered off the straight line on motorways, and ploughed diagonally instead of steering around corners.

I generally advise against buying Continental tyres, having had bad experiences with noisiness and directional instability, even at the correct pressures. In addition, in more than a quarter million miles of driving over 33 years, only two tyres of the dozens of brands on which I have have driven ever disintegrated internally while I was driving: both were Continental. These blowouts were despite rigorous visual inspection and pressure maintenance (I travel with and use my own tyre gauge, finding rental cars almost always have wrong air pressures when I pick them up: as many as four different readings on the same car, some too high and some too low).
0 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   
Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Fiat Punto 1.9 JTD (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 6,000 easy going miles
These were original equipment on a Skoda Citigo and were replaced for all-season tyres after 150 miles, then fitted to my Fiat along with a wheel alignment. Very nice tyre, good grip in dry and wet conditions.

Only problem is: The front tires are worn beyond the wear indicators almost to the metal tread after 6000 miles have to be replaced. After three months mostly on the motorway. Avoid at all cost (even though they come cheap, being mounted on a variety of new cars).
0 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2016   
Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/50 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 13,670 spirited miles
Tyre came stock with the car, dry grip was just so-so, when cornered hard it tends to understeer and boy does it screech so loud, wet grip was just ok. Road noise tends to creep in a bit at the end of its life. Finished in 20k KM but maybe due to my very aggresive driving style.
1 - tyre reviewed on May 29, 2016   

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