Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 78%
Wear 58%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 67%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6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 90 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 899,582 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 New and Worn Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 17 tyres

2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent premium tyre without fault. Good steering and balance in the wet, short wet and dry braking. Quiet.
  • Negative - Expensive.

2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview - 5th of 47 tyres

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          

Questions and Answers for the Continental Premium Contact 5

2018-05-26 - Why does the Continental Premium Contact 5 have a different tyre label rating in the size 195/50r15 when compared to more popular/conventional sizes? Is this an indication that in the less popular size 195/50r15 continental are supplying the last generation tyre? I recall that the previous generation tyre did not rate so well in Autoexpress's 2016 summer tyre test.

The tyre manufacturers update their patterns in staged rollouts. Like you suggest, it's most likely the fact the 195/50 R15 is a low volume size and hasn't had the latest updates the more popular sizes have had.


2018-09-02 - Just noticed on my Premcontact 5's that there are several "TWI" and "x" markings on the circumference of the sidewall. These mark the levels of the 1.6 mm TWI bars and another higher bar respectively. I am now down to the "higher" bar and have around 2.5 mm of tread left. Can't find info as to what these secondary "x" markings signify but seems to be a secondary TWI perhaps set at 2.6 mm or even 3 mm. Anyone know about this and what the depth is??

I don't know officially but I know Continental do recommend changing tyres at 3mm due to the reduction in aquaplaning resistance so it would make sense it's somewhere around this depth.


2018-11-04 - Is there any difference between Continental Premium Contact 5 205/55/16 91V and 205/55/16 91H ? Also why's there more than one 205/55/16 91V tyre for the same manufacturer ?

There might be some construction differences in order for the V rated tyre to have the higher rating. Sometimes there is more than one option due to OE specific fitments or an updated version of the tyre with a newer part number.


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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £42.80 - £57.67 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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185/65 R15 £52.00 - £62.39 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £54.70 - £79.00 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £48.10 - £73.33 (44 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £58.50 - £94.20 (53 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Premium Contact 5 Review

Given 70% 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.
250 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 84% while driving a BMW 318is (205/60 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 3,000 easy going miles
Continental Premium Contact 5 tyres are fitted to my elderly 1998 BMW E36 . I really have no complaints about these tyres, the car previously being fitted with the earlier Contact 2 type. They have excellent handling and most
important exceptional wet grip. On my car they seem to last between twenty to twenty-five thousand miles which is acceptable. Would recommend.
2 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2018   
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Given 80% while driving a Volkswagen up! (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I replaced the front Bridgestone Ecopia tyres with the Conti premiumcontact5 tyres. I was drawn to these tyres as they promised more grip and I can confirm that they perform much higher than a premium eco tyre. I have noticed greater wear (although that could be because I am enjoying them more!) and a reduction in fuel economy on motorway drives but in an urban environment I have noticed an increase in fuel economy due to being able to carry greater momentum around corners. The tyres even performed much better than expected in the deep snow in the New Forest in February, being able to wade through 8 inches of fresh snow with ease!
3 - tyre reviewed on October 6, 2018   
Given 70% while driving a Ford Focus MK2 1.6TDCI 2008 2011 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,780 average miles
I didn't feel rubber grips the road on dry roads but on wet road it make me feel secure. I have been using these tyres for 35K km. I think over 30K km, I need a new tyre set.
5 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2018   

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