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Continental Sport Contact 3

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The Continental Sport Contact 3 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 187 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 2,557,501 miles driven.

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 2
This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5

Continental Sport Contact 3
Dry Grip

Wet Grip

Road Feedback




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Size Price Range  
225/45 R17 £82.25 - £116.40 (34 prices)
225/40 R18 £96.90 - £122.93 (9 prices)
235/35 R19 £127.60 - £181.13 (18 prices)
Available in 71 tyre sizes - View all.

Continental Sport Contact 3 Reviews

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Cooper S (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Just bought two of these tyres for the front on my mini cooper s (r53). Delighted!
previously had run flats which were terrible, tendency to slightly slip out at normal road speed around a roundabout, totally reduced confidence in the car. When floored in the wet, the traction control would step in right up to 3rd gear.
Just been out in the reasonably heavy rain just now, tyres stuck to road at higher speeds round the roundabout (same one). Floored it from standstill, traction control never stepped in once!
Ride is much more comfortable!
Softer rubber gives me the impression they will wear faster and they were not cheap to have fitted (£240 for 2) but really don't care, so much more grip, feels like a different car, would recommend these to anyone with a cooper s and other cars (although not in a position to do so)
tyre reviewed on November 22, 2014   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Corsa vxr (225-35-18-V)
Driving on mostly town for 3,000 spirited miles
Had these tyres on my VXR corsa now for about 3000 miles, and they are absolutely fantastic! The grip from these tyres is phenomenal, particularly in the dry. They have never given me any scary moments in the wet (Touch wood!). Only thing I would say is the tyres are quite noisy, but that may be something to do with the 35 profile and quite a stiff chassis set up.
tyre reviewed on October 30, 2014   
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Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo V60 D3 (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 40 average miles
Very nice tyre, but also very expensive.
tyre reviewed on October 1, 2014   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E 320 CDi (265-35-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 22,000 spirited miles
Excellent Tyres
tyre reviewed on September 30, 2014   
Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI 160 (245-45-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 17,000 easy going miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on August 12, 2014   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 3008 (225-45-18-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1,600 average miles
First time with a Peugot Crossover-tyre wear is poor, do not drive it hard but tyres are wearing out after 16000 miles, will need to change them before Winter. Since car is pre-owned don't know how previous driver drove but suspect reasonably well. Will try Vredestein Ultrac Vorti next as their reviews are the best, only drive about 5000 miles per year so although tyres are more expensive than some, around £150 each, so cost for car is £600 and if I achieve 15000+ miles out of them that is only approx £200 per year and I am saving £300 a year in Road tax compared to my previous car!
tyre reviewed on July 24, 2014   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Lancia (225-45-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
They replaced my car's OE tyres (Michelin Primacy HPs), which had become very badly worn. They're certainly grippier, and easily among the tyres one can rely on for fast motoring. They do have a tendency to drag over standing water, though. Thankfully, they reach their operating temperature quickly.

Braking is very good, as is the feedback. They're also very progressive even when cornering on the very limit.

Gripes? Yes. I have two. They're rather noisy. And they also have increased fuel consumption by one extra litre per 100 km (about 62 miles). Predictably, they wear quickly. I don't expect them to last more than 20,000 miles.
tyre reviewed on July 14, 2014   
Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen passat cc (225-35-19-W)
Driving on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on June 19, 2014   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz E250 CDI (245-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 200,000 average miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on June 4, 2014   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru 2008 subaru impreza sti (245-40-18-R)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
No Comments Left
tyre reviewed on June 1, 2014   

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