Continental Sport Contact 3

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5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 220 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 2,979,297 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 The Sport Contact 3 has now been replaced by the Sport Contact 5, which should be an even more impressive tyre.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 EVO Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

2010 Auto Express Ultra High Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 11 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)
5 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   

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Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
I had these tyres mounted on the front of my Peugeot 308 HDI. This car is driven hard most of the time.

The positives are:

-Insane dry grip during high speed cornering even on a car that has 0 sportiness to it and huge bodyroll, even with low thread left;

-Good grip on wet conditions when the tyres are new;

-Cosmetically, the tyre looks good;

The negatives:

-If you want a tyre that will last you then look away from these or any other Sporty tyre. Seriously I've had two pairs on the front, and both pairs lasted 10k to 15k Kilometers at best before they started going out on the inside. That means you'll have like 1 or 2mm left on the thread but the inside will already be unsafe to drive, with metal exposed;

-Grip degrades a lot on wet conditions on low wear compared to other tyres however;

-They are a bit pricey here in Portugal compared to other options, however the SportContact 5 which replaced these tyres have had their price lowered by a substantial ammount which makes them a good buy at around 80 to 90€ however, keep in mind the wear factor.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Skoda Superb MK1 (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 30,000 average miles
After 2 years and 25000 miles the grip and the brakes are really low. Great tyre in the dry and in the wet but really easy to wear. Probably to buy again
1 - tyre reviewed on August 30, 2016   

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