Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 74%
Progressiveness 77%
Wear 55%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 64%
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

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Tyre review data from 63 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 505,568 miles driven.

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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 £38.32 - £50.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £41.83 - £71.50 (32 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £52.32 - £79.94 (50 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £95.00 - £102.11 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Premium Contact 5 Reviews

Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Octavia (205/50 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 easy going miles
I have purchased a brand new skoda octavia last march, that is 6 months ago.
the tires are fitted from the factory.
regarding handling, those are definitely performance oriented tires in the segment of family sedans: they grip among the best, the corner among the best, steering is superb, and in cabin noise level is mid ground and well acceptable within the segment.
no wonder that at 3rd party independent tests, those tires are always rated at places 3rd to 1st.
what is that I don't get - is how many people in here are complaining about wear, as my 7000 km tires (6 months old) still looks new! the thread haven't lost even 1 mm of thickness in the fronts!
this leads me to believe, that those complaining here about wear, are either drivers who drive badly - thus wasting allot of fuel for unnecessary accelerations and after words ton of breaks because they never learned to leave the gas pedal long in advance of a cross road, while they think they are normal drivers, but in reality they are "racing drivers" on public roads all day long. of that their wheel alignment is broken.
for reference:
I am achieving with "grown up careful driving" around 20km per liter outsize city at 100km per hour speed, and 14 km per liter inside city driving, let me remind you this is a petrol engine - not diesel.
driving like that, the tires doesn't bare unnecessary strong forces and the outcome is tires that do not wear - period.
to conclude: those who complain about wear, must first learn how to drive carefully and environmentally correct. and also check their cars wheel alignment.
accelerating like hell and stopping too much because of it every corner and every traffic light, will kill your fuel consumption, kill your breaking pads, and kill your tires - physics 101.
before complaining about wear, think how much of it is due to your inexperienced driving habits, or lack of knowledgeable mechanics of the car domain.
continental contact premium 5 are so far among the best tires I have ever driven during the last 20 years.
**I am 40 years old now - for reference.
1 | - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2015   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a (175/65 R14) on for 0 miles
Great tyres... if you want tyres that will let you push your car to the limit then these are definitely a solid choice. However there is a draw back... the wear on these tyres is astronomical... I doubt I'll get 8,000 miles out of the front pair. Not a complaint as I drive it hard but if you only swap your tyres to stay legal and resent the process then you'd be best looking elsewhere. However if you want a good set of tyres that will keep you on the road whilst you push your car to the limit then these are defiantly a good choice.

I won't be getting them again as I'm willing to drive slower for longer wear... but I still rate these tyres very highly... so the choice is yours... they wear VERY fast if you drive hard... you have been warned.
1 | - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2016   
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.
1 | - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

Latest Continental Premium Contact 5 Reviews

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Mk7 TSI (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 easy going miles
Golf 1.4tsi DSG 2013, tyres are originals, f/rear swap at 10k miles, just under 6mm tread left at 12'600 miles but I am easy driver, 48mpg overall since new. Will buy these again.
-1 | - tyre reviewed on August 23, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E220Cdi (225/55 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 50,000 easy going miles
No comments left
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 3, 2016   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Nissan Livina (195/65 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 65 spirited miles
Car is 7 seater multi-purpose vehicle driven in a tropical country (sunny this morning, rainy on the afternoon). Noticed a dramatic improvement on Dry Grip from the replaced tire yokohama aspec A300 which tends to spin on inclined parking egress. Wet Grip also improved, no break-away even at 100 km/h. Not willing to push to the limit though. Comfort is better, less road noise even on old asphalts.

Only complain is the soft sidewalls, notice a bit of body roll. My solution was to put a little more air (well within the max tire pressure, and within my car's specs). Cannot say about treadwear, tire only saw 3000 km as of this writing with minimal to no observable wear yet. I drive 60km total every day for 5 days a week on a paved road.
-1 | - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2016   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 40 spirited miles
60,000 km out of the set of 4 tyres,
thats good, counting that there is so much grip in comparing to budget brands.
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2016   
Given 36% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A6 Avant 2.7T Quattro (235/55 R17) on mostly town for 400 easy going miles
Very noisy at temperatures below +15C. Tires started to squeak at 75 km/h (46 mp/h) in an not hard turn at +28C in dry conditions and that was really surprising. In wet (rain) lost contact on braking for 2 seconds - really scarry. Bought them because of the reviews here. Really dissapointed, ok it's not a sporty tyre but where is premium class - it's noisy even when warm!
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 20, 2016   

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