Continental Sport Contact 3

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 67%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5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 231 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 3,081,307 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 EVO Max Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Overall - The ContiSportContact 3s only weakness was a little subjective feel on the road. It dominated the wet tests and was extremely strong in the dry. EVO commented as "an impressively complete performance". The Sport Contact 3 has now been replaced by the Sport Contact 5, which should be an even more impressive tyre.

2010 Auto Express Ultra High Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 11 tyres

2010 Autocar Tyre Test - RWD - 1st of 6 tyres

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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Top Continental Sport Contact 3 Review

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)
58 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   

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Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Mark X (240/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 28,000 spirited miles
Decent UHP tire but already old model and therefore comparatively not as good performance anymore compared to F1D5, F1A2, and CSC5. Dry & wet performance is not as good as those others I've used/am using now, but still pretty decent and still is a true UHP tire and better than many other tires in the lower performance categories or those cheapo brands, certainly still well beyond most normal drivers ability to push, and reasonably well controlled over the limit. Comfort wise, it's good ride quality, maybe a bit noisy only. Wear rate is the same as CSC5, so it wore out a bit faster, lasting over 40k km for my driving but with minimal chipping only, not as much as the F1D5.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2017   
Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Quattro 220 bhp TFSI (255/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Tyres were fine when new but over time because way too noisy as they wore down. Ended up changing them early due to noise.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 6, 2017   
Given 50% (breakdown) while driving a Audi Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro (255/45 R19 W) on for 10,000 easy going miles
Almost down to the indicators after 10k on an Audi A6 Allroad and not driven hard. About half motorway miles. Tramlines alarmingly on road markings and odd cambers.

Would not buy these again.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2017   
Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a BMW m2 (265/35 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Had these fitted on my car from new ,not many are .i can say these just about do the job .I am now needing to change and i am not happy with 7000 miles from 2 rear tyres i am a 'spirited driver' but these are not great on any level.Front tyres have possibly 2000 left in them, the car now tramlines terribly i would not recomend or buy again conti sport6 or mich 4s for me.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2017   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Falcon BFII XR6 (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
Great tyre, punctures easily.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2017   

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