Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 77%
Wear 55%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 63%
Continental Premium Contact 5

The Continental Premium Contact 5 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Premium Contact 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6

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Tyre review data from 70 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 568,568 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 11 tyres

2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 18 tyres

  • Positive - Best premium tyre without faults. Good steering precision, good margin against aquaplaning, short wet and dry braking, best wear.
  • Negative - Price.

2015 Test World Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Equally good grip and handling in all conditions.
  • Negative - High rolling resistance
  • Overall - The Continental Premium Contact 5 provides good grip in all conditions. In the wet handling is very stable with no surprises. High resistance to aquaplaning and short braking distance. In the dry they behave confidently, quickly reacting to input and maintaining traction in emergency manoeuvres. Very quiet, but have too high a rolling resistance.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   E A 70 6.85kgs
175/65 R14 82T   C A 70 6.53kgs
165/70 R14 81T   E A 70 6.30kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E A 71 6.77kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E A 71 6.91kgs
185/55 R15 82H   C A 70 7.40kgs
185/55 R15 82V   C A 70 7.18kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 7.30kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 7.40kgs
185/60 R15 84H   C A 70 7.10kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C A 71 7.54kgs
195/60 R15 88H   C A 71 7.47kgs
195/60 R15 88V   C A 71 7.48kgs
205/60 R15 91H   C A 71 8.62kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C A 71 8.58kgs
175/65 R15 84H   C A 70 6.85kgs
185/65 R15 88T   C A 70 7.22kgs
185/65 R15 88H   C A 70 7.16kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C A 71 7.99kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C A 71 7.76kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   C A 72 7.95kgs
195/65 R15 91V   C A 71 7.81kgs
205/65 R15 94V   C A 71 8.75kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C A 71 8.75kgs
215/65 R15 96H   C A 71 9.29kgs
225/50 R16 92W   C A 71 9.44kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C A 71 7.55kgs
195/55 R16 87T   C A 71 7.67kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.47kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 71 9.60kgs
205/55 R16 91W   C A 71 8.67kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 7.98kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 8.17kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 72 9.45kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.18kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 71 8.61kgs
215/55 R16 93W   C A 71 8.68kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.65kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C A 71 8.69kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   C A 72 8.69kgs
225/55 R16 95W   C A 71 9.49kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C A 71 8.21kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 8.80kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C A 72  
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 12.05kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL          
215/60 R16 95W XL   C A 71 9.88kgs
215/60 R16 95V XL   C A 71 10.06kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C A 71 9.42kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C A 72 9.86kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   C A 72 9.87kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71  
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71 9.47kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C B 72 9.25kgs
205/55 R17 95Y XL   B B 72 8.93kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 9.93kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 11.34kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 10.05kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 11.31kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   C B 72  
225/55 R17 97W XL   C A 71 11.33kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.09kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.22kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   B B 70 24.90kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 11.30kgs
235/55 R17 103W XL   E A 72 10.71kgs
215/60 R17 96H   C A 71 9.75kgs
225/60 R17 99V   C A 71 11.11kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   C A 71 11.26kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   B B 71  
235/65 R17 104V XL   C B 71 14.50kgs
235/65 R17 104W          
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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £37.87 - £38.90 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £45.85 - £55.00 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £46.32 - £50.00 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £43.84 - £76.60 (28 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £55.66 - £72.70 (34 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £94.92 - £95.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 32 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Continental Premium Contact 5 Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 15,000 average miles
Great grip on dry roads, acceptable car grips in the wet but with a negative part about wear.
72 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 1.4 16v (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 3,000 easy going miles
In the dry these tyres fir 185 55 R15 are really great. With low rolling resistance you can glide up to lights and still be able to move off in second as the car is still moving- allows quick progress on motorway junctions. Do note that these tyres roll better compared to Dunlop winter tyres so you do need to watch how fast you come to lights as sometimes you can misjudge the timings and end up nearly going through red.

Wet- Very good, have driven in heavy rain up north and have been able to change lanes with ease and did not experience aquaplaning at all, compared to the Nexen`s that were on before.

Noise, the tyres are quite on smooth tarmac and are a pleasant to drive on however, on rough surfaces it is really loud and intrusive.

Wear, in 3000 miles they are now at 7mm compared to 8mm when new. so about average really.

Only thing to note is that regular checking of tyre pressure is needed as the sidewalls seem thin as I have had to have one tyre put on the back due to uneven tyre wear caused by low pressure. They seem to leak a bit of air but by checking tyre rpessures weekly and before long journey`s then this shouldn`t be a problem really.

For 185 55 R15 the fuel economy is C rated, Wet is A rated and noise is 70 decibels.

Once these tyres wear out I wont be buying again (there`s nothing wrong with them) as I will be going to Nokian Weatherproofs for all year round driving with the M+S three peak mountain snowflake I want for winter driving.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 17, 2017   
Mercedes Benz (225/50 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 0 easy going miles
The tyres are been fited on clk w209 200 compressor they were performing well on dry and wet surfaces but after 8000 km they start behave strangely especially when cornering on dry surface and in some places the road has a bit of moisture then sundenly the rear tyres soon loose grip dangerously that happens in meny acasions and in different type of asphalt surfaces

7 - tyre reviewed on March 9, 2017   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a (225/45 R17) on for 0 miles
Good grip on dry and wet. Poor road feedback and cornering. Low noise levels adds to comfort. Terrible wear. V speed index is somewhat better than H. That' s all about these tires.
4 - tyre reviewed on March 8, 2017   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 550i (245/40 R20) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
I've had these on my BMW 550i for 6 months now, with 15000 miles on them. My priority was comfort and these tyres delivered in that aspect. Very good grip in both wet and dry roads. Not much road noise compared to the bridgestone er300. Road feedback is excellent. I don't mind buying them again.
14 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2016   
Given 41% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Juke (215/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
I've had the Continental Premium Contact 5 tyres on the front of my car for 5 months now and have been pretty disappointed with them. Initially they seemed like all round great tyres but after about 3 weeks of driving I started to get more and more wheelspin when pulling onto roundabouts etc which is odd for a small Diesel engine. Currently after about 5000 miles of motorway/country road/town driving I get wheelspin when pulling away from a standstill, wheelspin between gears (the worst being between 4th and 5th gear) and also wheel slip when going round corners at an average speed. Other family members have had issues with these tyres on a 1.5L diesel Quashqui although others have praised the tyres on a Ford Focus, Honda CRV and VW Tuigan - potentially great tyres but just not on the right car!
17 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2016   

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