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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 5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 177 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 4,148,989 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 £61.60 - £68.70 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £50.70 - £57.40 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £49.70 - £61.50 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £58.10 - £86.20 (78 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 53 tyre sizes - View all.

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.
35 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2015   

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Given 57% (breakdown) 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.


1 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2018   
Given 69% (breakdown) 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.
2 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2018   
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Given 81% (breakdown) 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.
4 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2017   

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