Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 77%
Wear 57%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 66%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6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 86 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 863,982 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 European Tyre Test 185/60R14 - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced tyre with top marks in the wet, especially good on dry roads
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.

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Size Price Range  
175/65 R14 £38.80 - £48.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £47.50 - £63.60 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £50.40 - £63.00 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £48.50 - £76.84 (45 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £58.70 - £87.30 (53 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £103.20 - £114.35 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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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.
235 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 70% (breakdown) 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.
3 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2018   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Auris (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
A quality tyre from a quality manufacturer. They are what I expected except on electric range. I had michelin energy saver tyres and I did have more range. It increased my fuel consumption 0.2l per 100km. This is because of higher rolling resistance and because I have a hybrid, it affects electric range a bit. On a regular car I don't think it would be noticeble.
The dry and wet grip are great, a big advantage from the michelin tyres. Also more confortable and feels safer, but it seems to wear fast.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2018   
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Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Espace Mk IV (225/45 R17) on for 0 spirited miles
So I bought my second car a Renault Espace MPV as a chill, hangout car that can carry my wares all around . The summers that were on the car are GeneralTyre Alitmax Sports, I drove those for a year and I can tell there is a major difference between those and a new set of PremiumContacts.
I found a set of 225/55R17 Contipremiums which are quiet expensive new since it's an uncommon size, so I've found a 2015 but unused set for 30pounds per tire. The tire fitting guys said that deal was a gift.
With my new set of PremiumContacts the car handles much better, there is no squealing sound in 90° sharp turns, it is so much easier to get the steering wheel back to straight after 90° turns in the city.
The riding comfort is about 20-30% better, it feels like I have air suspension shocks installed after the tire change, it is very smooth.
These tires are much more quiet and I am much more confident in my turns, like 50% more confident.
These are my 2nd set of ContiPremiums, I used to have them for a while on my previous car (Peugeot 307)
I can't say much about dry and wet handling / breaking, I think it's one of the best, if not the best tires out there. The only thing I mind is the price for uncommon sizes.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 8, 2018   
Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a Ford transit (235/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
Good Tyres when new, factory fitted on my new Ford Transit Custom. As other reviews on other sites, these wear out and go misshapen very quickly. Rubber compound is far too soft not suitable for van use.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 4, 2018   

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