Continental Sport Contact 3

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 81%
Progressiveness 77%
Wear 62%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 68%
Continental Sport Contact 3

The Continental Sport Contact 3 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 213 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 2,888,297 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/45 R16 80V   F B 72 7.47kgs
215/35 R17 83V XL   E B 73 8.33kgs
195/40 R17 81V XL   E B 71 7.20kgs
195/40 R17 81V XL   F B 73 7.10kgs
205/40 R17 84V XL   F B 73  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.32kgs
235/40 R17 0   E B 72  
255/40 R17 94W   E B 73 10.04kgs
255/40 R17 94Y   C B 73 10.08kgs
195/45 R17 81W   E B 72 7.90kgs
205/45 R17 84V   F B 72 9.50kgs
205/45 R17 84W   F B 72 9.50kgs
205/45 R17 84V   F B 72 8.39kgs
215/45 R17 87V   F B 72  
215/45 R17 87W   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 72 11.63kgs
225/45 R17 91W   F B 72  
225/45 R17 94W XL   E B 73 8.93kgs
225/45 R17 91V   E B 72 11.63kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   E B 72 11.63kgs
225/45 R17 91V   F B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   F B 72 9.32kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 73 13.08kgs
235/45 R17 94W   E B 72 9.66kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 73  
255/45 R17 98W   F B 73 10.89kgs
205/50 R17 89V   F B 72 9.17kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   E B 73 9.22kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   E C 73 10.39kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C B 73 10.80kgs
225/50 R17 94V   E B 72 9.38kgs
225/50 R17 94Y   C B 72 9.65kgs
235/50 R17 96Y   E A 71 11.12kgs
235/50 R17 96Y N2 G A 72  
205/55 R17 91Y N2 G A 72  
205/55 R17 91Y   F A 71 9.89kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL   F B 73  
225/35 R18 0 XL   E B 73  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 74 11.22kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 74 11.36kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 74 11.16kgs
275/35 R18 95Y MO G B 73  
275/35 R18 95Y   E B 73 11.67kgs
275/35 R18 99Y XL   E B 74 12.19kgs
285/35 R18 101Y XL   F B 76 12.44kgs
285/35 R18 0 XL RO1 G B 76  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 73 9.38kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL RO1 G B 73  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72 9.85kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 73 10.19kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   E B 72 10.09kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   F A 71 9.26kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 73 11.00kgs
245/40 R18 0 MO G B 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 71 12.62kgs
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 72 10.88kgs
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 72 10.82kgs
255/40 R18 99Y XL   F B 74 11.07kgs
265/40 R18 101Y XL   F A 74 11.70kgs
275/40 R18 99Y   F C 73 15.84kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL   E B 73 9.90kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL   E B 73 12.60kgs
235/45 R18 98W XL   F B 73 10.90kgs
235/45 R18 94W   F B 73  
235/45 R18 94V XL   E B 72 10.50kgs
245/45 R18 96W   F B 72 11.48kgs
245/45 R18 96Y   F C 72 14.38kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E B 74 11.30kgs
245/50 R18 100Y N0 G A 72  
245/50 R18 100Y   F B 72 16.51kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   E B 74 13.77kgs
315/25 R19 0 XL   F B 76  
295/30 R19 100Y XL N1 G A 76  
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 75 12.87kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 73 10.26kgs
235/35 R19 87Y   F A 71 9.99kgs
235/35 R19 0 XL MO F B 73  
235/35 R19 87Y N1 G A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 73 11.14kgs
245/35 R19 0 XL          
245/35 R19 93Y XL * G B 73  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   F B 72 11.48kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   F B 74 10.65kgs
265/35 R19 98Y XL   F B 74 12.73kgs
265/35 R19 94Y   F A 72 11.27kgs
265/35 R19 94Y N1 G A 73  
235/40 R19 92W   E B 72 10.23kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E B 73  
235/40 R19 96W XL   E B 73  
275/40 R19 101W   F B 73 16.72kgs
285/40 R19 103Y   F A 74 14.23kgs
285/40 R19 103Y N0 G A 75  
245/45 R19 98Y   G B 72  
245/45 R19 98W   F B 72 14.56kgs
255/45 R19 100Y   E B 72 11.64kgs
255/45 R19 100Y N0 G A 73  
255/45 R19 100Y   E A 72 11.89kgs
325/25 R20 0 XL          
235/30 R20 0 XL   F B 73  
265/30 R20 94Y XL RO1 E B 74  
265/30 R20 94Y XL   F B 74 11.57kgs
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 76 12.32kgs
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72 11.22kgs
245/35 R20 0 XL   E B 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E B 74 12.68kgs
285/35 R20 104Y XL   E B 73 13.75kgs
285/35 R20 0 XL   F B 76  
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E B 73 12.07kgs
265/40 R20 104Y XL   C B 74 12.59kgs
265/40 R20 104Y XL          
305/25 R22 0 XL   E B 76  
265/30 R22 0 XL   E A 74  
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Size Price Range  
215/45 R17 £88.24 - £111.67 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/45 R17 £72.58 - £111.04 (47 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £105.49 - £207.08 (49 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £132.97 - £210.75 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Continental Sport Contact 3 Reviews

Given 47% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Quattro 220 bhp TFSI (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
These tyres came standard on my 2015 A4 S Line, very disappointed, at 22000 km the road noise is unbearable, they are not worn out but i'm so over the noise i'm prepared to drop 2k to get rid of them. (Australian review)
1 | - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI Titanium (215/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 easy going miles
Fitted a set on Ford Focus. Immediately felt better braking. Previously had Michellin 3 but took longer to stop. Grip on conti is also better. Ride comfort feels smooth, always keep tyre pressure at 2.2kpa. The tyre looks good on the car as well. Overall I am content.
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2016   
Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A5 (265/30 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Had these from new on an Audi A5. Now after 16,000 miles front two need replacing. Not bad considering there's 210 bhp through the front wheels and have a couple of seriously heavy laps of the Nurburgring under their belt. Dry cornering grip when warmed up is truly amazing - top marks for this. Unfortunately this is where the praise ends. Wet drip is downright dangerous (I've had a four wheel slide at 25mph on a roundabout before) and straight line acceleration grip is questionable - traction control light on at 49mph in the dry, please remember there's 'only' 210bhp, we are not talking supercar power here. Also, similar to alot of other reviews - very noisy, not particularly comfortable, thirsty on mpg, like to 'tramline' into tracks in the road and like to eat nails. Moving over to Michelin Pilot Sport 2's, after reading some good reviews, things can hopefully only get better!
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 1 series (225/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 50,000 average miles
I've had these on three different cars - 130i, TVR and e90 M3 and I'd describe it as a great all-rounder.
The TVR is used as a weekend toy and the CS3's provide excellent grip /handling characteristics on the famously 'lively' chassis.
The 130i is a daily driver but that also enjoys regular spirited drives. Wear rates deserve a particular mention, fronts will easily manage 50k miles, the first set of rears did over 35k miles.
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2016   
Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (235/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Very noisy tires
1 | - tyre reviewed on April 9, 2016   
Given 44% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A5 (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Ran these for 10000 miles from used before they needed replacing. The car always tramlined and steering pulled over rough surfaces which I thought was related to the larger wheels, but this disappeared completely after changing the tyres. That combined with the fact that they lost grip rapidly in the last few thousand miles leads me to state that these were the worst tyres I've ever had in my 30 plus years of driving. Would not buy conti's again in 255/35/19's.
1 | - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   
Given 27% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 530i (275/35 R18 W) on mostly town for 0 average miles
BMW e39 individual based on M5 chassis but with 3L only engine.
I have these fitted on the rear, well it is differently not the best choice, relay cheap, bad dry grip and very poor wear, I got just around 12 miles
-1 | - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2016   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus Zetec (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 25,000 easy going miles
i drive a ford focus 2014 model, having done 25,000 miles i am now replacing both front tyres for the first time. excellent quality and wear from a non-aggressive driving style.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 5, 2016   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Punto Sporting MK2a (195/45 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 14 easy going miles
Decent tire's very grippy and very good under wet conditions! The wear pretty quikly i have driven 20.000km's on them and the have reached 2.5mm tread depth now, with sporty driving and mostly normal town driving.

0 | - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2016   
Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
The fastest wearing tyres I've ever had on any car. I used to get 23-25,000 miles on the front from Dunlops and Firestones on my Passat TDIs but these were looking very tired at 12,000 and need replacing at just 16,000 miles. A local tyre dealer told me Continentals are very soft so I'd done well to get 16,000 miles out of them.Extremely disappointing for such a well known brand. I won't be buying Continentals to replace them, or probably ever again.

Okay in all other regards. It's difficult for me to rate grip at the limit because I'm not a very fast driver, but they've never felt like they were letting go in the dry or in the wet. Noisy on some road surfaces, quiet on others.
0 | - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2015