Continental Sport Contact 5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 53%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 58%

The Continental Sport Contact 5 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 3

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 6

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Tyre review data from 151 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 1,618,339 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2016 Test World Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Good handling and a high level of safety on wet roads, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - High rolling resistance

2016 GTU Performance Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 14 tyres

  • Overall - Highly Recommended

2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 225/45 R17 - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced summer tire with top marks on wet and dry roads
  • Negative - None mentioned
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/40 R17 84W XL   E A 72 7.91kgs
205/40 R17 84V XL   C B 72 8.15kgs
235/40 R17 90W   E A 71 9.23kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   C B 71 10.47kgs
245/40 R17 91W   C B 71 10.27kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.66kgs
245/40 R17 91W   E B 71  
205/45 R17 88W XL   E A 72 8.96kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   C A 72 8.00kgs
205/45 R17 88W XL   E A 72  
215/45 R17 87V   E A 71 8.54kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   E A 72 8.87kgs
215/45 R17 87W   E A 71 8.68kgs
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71 10.68kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C B 71 9.29kgs
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71 10.70kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C A 71 8.80kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C B 71 9.23kgs
225/45 R17 91W   C B 71 9.23kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   E B 71 9.37kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 71 8.95kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E A 72 8.96kgs
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71  
225/45 R17 91W   E A 71  
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.70kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 72 9.87kgs
235/45 R17 94W   E B 71 11.56kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   E A 71 10.34kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   C A 71 10.88kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 72 9.47kgs
245/45 R17 95W   C B 71 10.37kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C B 72 10.99kgs
255/45 R17 98Y   E B 72 11.60kgs
255/45 R17 98W   E B 72 14.51kgs
205/50 R17 89W   C A 71 8.48kgs
205/50 R17 89V   C A 71 8.60kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL          
205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 72 8.55kgs
215/50 R17 91W   E A 71 9.50kgs
215/50 R17 91V   C B 71 9.05kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C A 72 9.50kgs
225/50 R17 94W   E A 71 10.02kgs
225/50 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.49kgs
225/50 R17 94W   E B 71 12.15kgs
225/50 R17 94W XL   C B 71 10.11kgs
225/50 R17 98W XL   C A 72  
225/50 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.32kgs
225/50 R17 94W   C B 71 9.52kgs
225/50 R17 94V XL   C A 71  
225/50 R17 94W   E B 71 12.97kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 10.65kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 9.70kgs
235/50 R17 96W   E A 71 10.88kgs
215/35 R18 84Y XL   E A 72 8.67kgs
225/35 R18 87Y XL   E A 72 9.03kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL   E A 72 9.03kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL   E A 72 8.99kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL   F A 72  
245/35 R18 88Y   E B 71 11.98kgs
245/35 R18 92Y XL   C B 72 9.66kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 73 9.61kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E B 73 11.61kgs
215/40 R18 89Y XL   E A 72 8.74kgs
225/40 R18 88Y   F B 71 10.90kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72 10.17kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C B 72 9.68kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72 9.81kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   C B 72  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F A 72  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 72 11.42kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 72 11.24kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   E A 71 10.09kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 9.33kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72 10.11kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72 10.33kgs
245/40 R18 93Y   C A 71 10.92kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 72 12.20kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 72 11.14kgs
245/40 R18 93Y   C A 71 10.37kgs
255/40 R18 95Y   E B 72 13.75kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 72 10.61kgs
225/45 R18 91Y   E B 71 12.01kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL          
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 9.33kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 72  
225/45 R18 91Y   C A 71 9.64kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E B 71 11.96kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL   C A 72 11.18kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C B 72 11.35kgs
225/45 R18 91V   E B 71 12.01kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 9.48kgs
235/45 R18 94W   E A 71 11.37kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 72 9.62kgs
245/45 R18 96W   C A 71 11.73kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 72 10.35kgs
245/45 R18 96W   C A 71 10.35kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL   C B 72 10.46kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL         12.57kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL          
245/45 R18 96Y   E A 71 10.42kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 73 11.03kgs
255/45 R18 99Y   E A 72 11.90kgs
255/45 R18 99W   E B 72 13.83kgs
275/45 R18 103Y   C A 72 13.18kgs
275/45 R18 103Y   C B 72 14.46kgs
275/45 R18 103W   E B 72 13.58kgs
225/50 R18 95W   E B 71 13.22kgs
235/50 R18 97V   E B 71  
235/50 R18 101V XL   E B 72 17.23kgs
235/50 R18 97V   B B 71 11.22kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C B 71 13.39kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 11.25kgs
235/50 R18 97W   C A 72 11.17kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 11.16kgs
235/50 R18 97Y   C B 71 12.13kgs
235/50 R18 101W XL   E A 72 12.00kgs
245/50 R18 100W   E B 71 12.89kgs
245/50 R18 100Y   C A 71 12.02kgs
235/55 R18 100V   C A 71 11.54kgs
235/55 R18 100V XL   C A 71  
255/55 R18 105W   C A 72 15.00kgs
255/55 R18 105V   E B 72  
255/55 R18 105W   E B 72 14.33kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL   E C 73 19.65kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   C A 73 16.69kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL   C B 73 20.00kgs
255/55 R18 109H XL   E E 73 19.65kgs
225/60 R18 100H XL   E A 71 11.10kgs
225/60 R18 100H XL          
235/60 R18 103V   C B 71 12.73kgs
235/60 R18 103W   C A 71 13.20kgs
235/60 R18 103H   C A 71  
235/60 R18 103V   F B 71  
235/60 R18 103H XL   C A 71 12.45kgs
255/60 R18 108Y   E A 72 16.97kgs
255/60 R18 112V XL   C A 73 14.88kgs
265/60 R18 110V   C A 72 13.91kgs
235/65 R18 106W   C A 71 13.89kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 12.50kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 73 13.13kgs
255/35 R19 92Y   F B 72 12.30kgs
225/40 R19 93V XL   E B 72 9.97kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 12.08kgs
225/40 R19 89W   C B 71 11.03kgs
225/40 R19 89Y   F B 71 11.47kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E A 72 11.11kgs
235/40 R19 92V XL   E B 71 10.68kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   C B 72 10.20kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   B B 72 11.73kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL         11.03kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL          
255/40 R19 96W   E B 72 13.55kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   F B 72 15.01kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   E B 73  
275/40 R19 101Y   C A 72 13.36kgs
225/45 R19 92W   E A 71 10.36kgs
225/45 R19 92W   E B 71 12.51kgs
225/45 R19 96W XL   C A 72 10.36kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   C B 72 12.70kgs
235/45 R19 95V   E B 71 12.70kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 72 12.05kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 72  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 72  
245/45 R19 102Y XL   F B 72 12.49kgs
245/45 R19 98W   C A 71 11.97kgs
245/45 R19 102W XL   C A 72 11.85kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 72 12.05kgs
255/45 R19 100V XL   C A 72 14.15kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL   E B 73  
255/45 R19 104Y XL AO E B 73  
275/45 R19 108Y XL   C A 73 14.37kgs
285/45 R19 111W XL   C B 73 18.81kgs
255/50 R19 103W   E B 72 19.44kgs
255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 73 13.88kgs
255/50 R19 107W XL   C B 71 18.00kgs
255/50 R19 103Y   C A 72 14.04kgs
255/50 R19 103W   E B 72 13.96kgs
235/55 R19 101W         13.08kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL   C A 71 12.87kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL   E A 72 13.39kgs
235/55 R19 101Y   C A 71 13.30kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL   C A 72 13.47kgs
245/55 R19 103H   C A 71  
255/55 R19 111V XL   C A 73 15.13kgs
255/55 R19 111W XL   C A 73 16.15kgs
255/55 R19 111Y XL   C A 73 17.02kgs
275/55 R19 111W   E A 72 15.70kgs
285/35 R20 100Y   F B 74 14.71kgs
315/35 R20 110W XL   C B 74 18.96kgs
315/35 R20 110Y XL   B A 75 16.88kgs
245/40 R20 95W   E B 71 11.49kgs
245/40 R20 99Y XL   F B 72 12.30kgs
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E B 73 12.29kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL          
255/40 R20 101W XL   C A 72 12.16kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 73 14.20kgs
275/40 R20 106W XL   C B 72 17.58kgs
295/40 R20 106Y XL   E A 74  
235/45 R20 100W XL   C A 72 11.20kgs
265/45 R20 104Y XL   E A 72  
265/45 R20 108Y XL   C B 73 14.44kgs
265/45 R20 108W XL   C B 73  
275/45 R20 110V XL   C A 73 14.92kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL   C A 73  
275/45 R20 110Y XL   C A 73 14.61kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL          
285/45 R20 112Y XL   C A 75 17.33kgs
255/50 R20 109W XL   C A 73 16.46kgs
255/50 R20 109Y XL   C A 73 14.99kgs
265/50 R20 111V XL   E A 73 16.70kgs
275/50 R20 109W   C A 72 15.40kgs
285/30 R21 100Y XL   F B 75 13.83kgs
245/35 R21 96W XL   E A 72 12.22kgs
245/35 R21 96Y XL   F B 72 12.16kgs
245/35 R21 96W XL   E A 72 11.98kgs
285/35 R21 105Y XL   C B 73 17.43kgs
295/35 R21 103Y   E A 74 14.44kgs
255/40 R21 102Y XL   C B 73 13.58kgs
265/40 R21 101Y   E A 72 13.94kgs
285/40 R21 109Y XL   C A 74 15.48kgs
295/40 R21 111Y XL   E B 75 17.00kgs
315/40 R21 111Y XL   C A 74 18.00kgs
275/45 R21 107Y XL   C A 72 14.62kgs
275/45 R21 110Y XL   C B 73 17.44kgs
275/40 R22 108Y XL   C B 73 16.32kgs
295/40 R22 112Y XL   E B 75 16.36kgs
295/40 R22 112Y XL   E B 75 16.69kgs

Questions and Answers for the Continental Sport Contact 5

2016-04-22 - What is difference between Continental SC-5 and SC-5 XL? I drive BMW F10 528i.

The XL denotes eXtra Load. The Sport Contact 5 XL will be a higher load rating than the non-XL tyre and designed to carry extra loads at higher tyre pressures.

2016-05-11 - With run-flats, not necessary for a spare. If intending to change to non run-flats, does that mean I would require 5 wheels/tyres? If so, no location for the spare wheel.

When switching from runflat tyres (in the case of Continental the SSR range) to non runflats, it is a good idea to get a space saver wheel for your boot. An alternative option is a compressor and tyre "slime", but these only temporarily fix very small punctures so aren't applicable in every deflation scenario.

2016-10-21 - Is it safe to mix Continental Sport Contact 5 M0 and Continental SportContact5 on the front wheels of my Mercedes C220 cdi? Are they compatible?

While it is safe, it is not advised. Tyres should always be matching pairs across the axle, and there could be modifications to the structure or compound of the MO version of the Sport Contact 5.

2016-10-20 - Is there a difference between Continental SportContact5 and Sport Contact 5 M0

The MO version of the Sport Contact 5 has been specifically tweaked for Mercedes.

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Size Price Range  
205/50 R17 £90.40 - £95.10 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £87.47 - £141.90 (50 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £77.35 - £101.17 (43 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £120.92 - £236.40 (41 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R18 £116.00 - £137.60 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R17 £93.38 - £113.00 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Sport Contact 5 Review

Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST3 2008 (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
These tyres came fitted to my wife's car, so when she needed 2 fronts replaced on MOT I stuck with the same on the rear, imagine my surprise when less than 5000 miles later the fronts were on the legal limits AGAIN!, and now the rears were done too. My wife does not drive like a boy racer either so the tyres have not been thrashed. Performance wise I can not fault them but they are high end tyres which are not cheap and wear out faster than my bank balance can keep up unfortunately, would not buy again on wear only (sorry).
110 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2016   

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Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Estate (245/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 9,400 easy going miles
Only real problem with these tyres is the wear rate which is appalling, I have done less than 10k and just been told the tread on my drive wheels is down to 3 mm. I have never before had to replace tyres before 20k and this is the first time I’ve had Continentals
0 - tyre reviewed on October 18, 2017   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a Honda 1.8 iVTEC Es (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 11,000 average miles
Very good tyres for grip in the dry and wet. Not bad for comfort and road noise, but they are soft. They wont wear well. I got barely 10k miles from a pair of front tyres commuting up and down a motorway before they wore out. You have been warned!
0 - tyre reviewed on October 14, 2017   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Audi S3 (235/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Had these tyres on for just over 10k miles and have a few mm left, which should get about 16k miles for all 4. The biggest problem I have with these are the road noise (72db). Swapped them out as they were completely rubbish in the cold winter weather. Car handled well and steering was good with good dry and wet performance in summer. The best thing is the large alloy rim protector, which is the biggest on any tyre I have seen. Wouldn't consider these again, purely down to the road noise.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 8, 2017   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 (245/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Did a fair bit of sourcing following the previous tyres I had on this car. Replaced a front set of General Altimax Sport which, up to now, were the worst set of tyres I have every come across. I heard positive reviews about the majority of Continental Tyres, however I was also informed that the wear tended to be slightly high. I fitted these tyres to the front of my 2.0 TDI Audi A4 to replace the Generals with the hope of drastically improving the handling and grip and ultimately provide a safer handling car.

Upon purchasing these tyres, the grip and handling was almost immediately transformed. The grip from these tyres in dry and wet conditions is the best I have come across in a tyre so far. Very rarely did I come across any loss of grip through corners even under harsh acceleration and found very little wheel spin when pulling away from junctions, even in bad conditions. For heavy surface water I wouldn't say there was anything dramatically impressive, however in comparison to the General Altimax Sports still a vast improvement. The only down side to these tyres has to be the wear. I only just managed 8000 miles on these tyres and although I occasionally drive aggressively, I attempted to make these tyres last and seriously struggled. On the up side, I found the grip on these tyres lasted almost until the tyres were fully worn out. Only in the last couple of hundred miles did the tyres begin to lose straight line grip and aquaplaning became a slight issue in heavy surface water. In terms of progressiveness, I rarely found loss of grip so it is difficult to say, however on any occasion where these tyres started to slide it was very controllable and easily correctable.

Because of the steep price on these tyres and the very high wear I have decided not to purchase these again. I have instead gone for Pirelli P7 Cinturato Blues. I have purchased the Pirellis before and although they will not provide such precise handling and grip, I find they are a better all round tyre for the price. For anyone who is not prepared to fork out every 8000 or so miles I would look else where, however for performance which will continue to last until the tyre is almost completely worn, I found these tyres hugely impressive.
1 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2017   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a (255/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 22,000 spirited miles
At 22000km I estimate that these tyres are half-way though their useful life.

They are runflats fitted on the rear of a 330d BMW M-Sport.

I cannot fault them in the wet or dry - they give great feedback through the steering and I have every confidence in them in heavy rain conditions.

They get hard use on twisty country roads and also high speed (130kph+) on long distance autobahn use.

These are the quietest and most comfortable runflats I've every had - better than the ContiCSC2s and MUCH better than the Bridgestone Potenzas I had before that.

I will definitely buy them again.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 20, 2017   

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