Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 78%
Wear 57%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 65%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6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 79 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 752,202 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 11 tyres

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.
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.

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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £38.94 - £43.00 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £46.66 - £58.00 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £49.23 - £55.00 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £45.20 - £75.00 (41 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £54.69 - £76.00 (54 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £98.66 - £107.00 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 31 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.
220 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 550i (225/55 R17) on mostly town for 16,534 easy going miles
I live in South East Asia, the average temperature is around 32 degrees C with sunny skies all year around. I have used the CPC 5 for almost 2 years with 28000km on them. By this time, I had to replace them since they had reached the thread limit. Overall, I was very satisfied with these tyres- They had very good grip in both wet and dry conditions. They were reasonably quite and did a good job in the comfort department as well. However, they do not last long. Like I said, I had to replace them after 28000 km. I had the bridgestone er30's before and I must say, the CPC 5 was slightly better in comfort and quietness (they looked a lot bulkier then the bridgestones as well), but the bridgestone's lasted almost 50000kms.
2 - tyre reviewed on April 30, 2018   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Smart ForFour 1.5 passion (195/50 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Excellent performance when new. Would not lose grip in any circumstances. Grip decreased significantly in last 4 mm in both wet and dry weather.
12 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2018   
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Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn xsara picasso (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
It's the second time I use continental tyres for my car. They are excellent on dry and wet roads of Greece, which are very bad and slicker. The braking is very quick and in small distance and very safe. I think they are the best tyres for my car under the circumstances of Greece and I will certainly buy four of them again next month.
21 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2018   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf Mk6 (195/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 16,000 average miles
TLDR: A solid all round summer tyre without any weaknesses.

At low to moderate speeds, in warmer 10 degree plus temperatures, these tyres don't feel any different wet or dry. Coming from a set of Michelin Energy Saver plus, this was a revelation. In colder sub 5 degree temperatures, the grip does fall off noticeably but even then they feel about as grippy as the Energy Savers at peak performance. Also in contrast to the other reviewers, I haven't had problems with high wear with 5mm tread remaining on the rears after 16,000miles. Sure the Energy Savers were at 6.5mm over the same period but the enhanced grip of the Continentals make the trade off worthwhile, at least for me. Also after 2 years use, the Continentals also still look new. At this stage, the Energy Savers started to develop haircut cracks that grew worse over time.

The tyre is almost as quiet as the Energy Saver. It gives off a touch more roar, but not an amount you would notice if you weren't specifically listening out. The ride comfort is about the same.
7 - tyre reviewed on December 24, 2017   

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