Continental Sport Contact 6

Dry Grip 96%
Wet Grip 98%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 79%
Wear 58%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 78%

The Continental Sport Contact 6 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 83,229 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Auto Bild Sports Cars Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Outstanding handling on dry and wet surfaces, fast, accurate steering response, pleasurable fun driving experience
  • Negative - High rolling resistance
  • Overall - Exemplary / Test Winner

2016 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 6 tyres

  • Positive - In the first test, the new Sport Contact 6 shines, especially in the dry. Excellent handling, fast steering and good road feedback. Short braking distances in both the dry and wet, and low noise round out a complete performance.
  • Overall - Exemplary

2016 EVO Summer Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Overall - Third fastest and best braking in the dry, extremely competent in the wet and solid road manners mean the new Sport Contact 6 wins. The best all round tyre on test.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
315/25 R19 98Y XL   E A 75 12.05kgs
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E A 73 11.00kgs
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E A 73 10.19kgs
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E A 73 10.19kgs
295/30 R19 100Y XL         10.19kgs
305/30 R19 102Y XL   E A 75 10.99kgs
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E A 72 9.08kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 72 13.25kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL         10.25kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL         10.26kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL          
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 10.10kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 73 10.59kgs
265/35 R19 98Y XL          
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E A 73 11.49kgs
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E A 73 10.10kgs
285/35 R19 103Y XL   E A 75 12.54kgs
295/35 R19 104Y XL         12.96kgs
295/35 R19 104Y XL   E A 75  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 9.26kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 72 10.80kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 72 11.00kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E A 73 10.80kgs
295/25 R20 95Y XL   E A 75 12.37kgs
305/25 R20 97Y XL   E A 75 11.88kgs
325/25 R20 101Y XL   E A 74 12.98kgs
235/30 R20 88Y XL   E A 72 10.18kgs
245/30 R20 90Y XL         9.59kgs
245/30 R20 90Y XL   E A 72 10.15kgs
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E A 73 10.67kgs
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E A 73 11.10kgs
295/30 R20 101Y XL   E A 74  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   E A 74 16.04kgs
225/35 R20 90Y XL   E A 72 9.59kgs
235/35 R20 92Y XL   E A 71 9.90kgs
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E A 72 10.80kgs
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 73 10.80kgs
265/35 R20 99Y XL   E A 72 12.69kgs
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 73 12.35kgs
295/25 R21 96Y XL   E A 75 12.05kgs
325/25 R21 102Y XL   E A 75 11.80kgs
255/30 R21 93Y XL   E A 73 10.65kgs
265/30 R21 96Y XL   E A 73 10.98kgs
295/30 R21 102Y XL   E A 75 13.05kgs
255/35 R21 98Y XL   E A 73 11.21kgs
305/25 R22 99Y XL   E A 75 13.45kgs
335/25 R22 105Y XL   C A 73 15.16kgs
265/30 R22 97Y XL   E A 73 12.27kgs
295/30 R22 103Y XL   E A 75 13.18kgs
315/25 R23 102Y XL   E A 75 15.65kgs

Questions and Answers for the Continental Sport Contact 6

2016-03-28 - Does the Sport Contact 6 replace the Sport Contact 5?

No, the Sport Contact 6 replaces the 5P, so is currently only available in 19" and above.

2016-05-24 - I want 2X 225/40 R19 93Y sport contact 6 can you tell me does this tyre have rim protection

According to Continental, that size of the Sport Contact 6 does have a rim protector

2016-04-29 - Hello. I want to buy Continental sport contact 6 in size 235/35 r19. Can You tell me what is the weight of one tyre in this size? In Label Scores the weight of one tyre in this size is 13+kilograms! If this information is true Sport contact in this size is really HEAVY. But I don't understand how I could be real, because 225/35 R19 88Y XL 9.08kgs 235/35 R19 91Y XL 13.25kgs 245/35 R19 93Y XL 10.25kgs

We've spoken to Continental and you are correct, our weight is wrong. The correct weight of the 235/35 R19 Sport Contact 6 is 9.431kgs, we will update the site soon.

2017-03-30 - have a rather strange question: I have just purchased brand new original BMW rims with 8.5 "x19" and mounted ContiSportContact 6 in size 245 / 40-19 at them. The hotter the tire become the more there will be an "extra" noise on top of the normal noise from the asphalt. It's like a kind of rung. It sounds just like to drive very extreme high pressure (air). Some claim that with alloy wheels in 19" and more, the rim (aluminum material) that goes in swings and the hotter the tire become the more increases the tire pressure and so goes the rim more and more in swing Is it a phenomenon others have heard of and if so, what can I do to stop the oscillation rim (do the rim sound-dead)?

Unfortunately this isn't something we have experience with. The Continental Sport Contact 6 is a well regarded tyre in regards to comfort and noise, so it's unlikely to be the tyres fault.

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Size Price Range  
245/40 R19 £142.38 - £177.90 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £141.54 - £190.70 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
265/30 R19 £170.66 - £206.30 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
275/35 R19 £192.90 - £218.00 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 50 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Continental Sport Contact 6 Review

Mercedes Benz C220 cdi (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 6,500 easy going miles
I have new 65 plate c class with continentals fitted only done 6500 miles
rear tyres r down to wear indicators ;I am 64 years of age and drive as sutch
also am a mechanic and mot tester,car only 9 months old
will not b using continentals in future
99 - tyre reviewed on July 6, 2016   

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Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a BMW E46 M3 (265/30 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 10,747 spirited miles
These were fitted on my rears, I also have the same tyres on the front, but at size 235/35/19Y.

I changed to these from Pilot Supersports that the car came with. Really impressive grip regardless of tread depth or weather conditions.

Notably, the grip in the wet is leagues ahead of the MPSS, and quickly launching off the line at a junction to join a gap no longer resulted in DSC anchoring in on the power delivery.

The wear rate may be better than the CSC5, but they're still nowhere near Michelin levels of wear. The CSC6 is a softer tyre after all. I have to say the wear pattern is very nice and gradual. Overall a great tyre at a great price.

Handling is simply outstanding, especially sharp turn in during wet weather. At the wear markers on the front, the sharpness of the front end never let go.
2 - tyre reviewed on July 22, 2017   
Given 65% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 520d Tourer (245/40 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 932 average miles
I have used these tires for 1500 km (932 miles?), and I gives it the highest score except in one - Comfort. As more warm the tire becomes, as more noisy it is. Over approx 135 km/h it seems much noisy when the tire-surface become warm. First I thought it were me and my "head" :-) but I talked til Conti, which confirmed what I hear inside the car. I'm not sure I will buy the tire again, but the problem is, that there is nog tire in 2045-40-19 from the Premium Contact 6 which I would have bought. I bought the Sport Contact 6 instead.
3 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2017   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Jaguar F Type (275/35 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 150 spirited miles
I took a set of Pirelli Zero's off to fit these. The Pirellis were just about as bad as it gets in both the wet and dry.

The Continental Sport 6 have now been on for 2 days and today is the first dry day.

In the wet these tyres are stunning. Feedback is perfect, grip is better than the Pirelli's were in the dry. Where the Pirelli's lacked stability the Sport 6 is rock steady on all surfaces with lots of feedback.

The real revelation was today though. First dry day and a chance to see just how good these tyres are. Grip is astonishing and even when they do start to let go they still give you enough feedback to keep feeding the throttle in.

Comfort is on a par with the Pirelli's but the F Type is firm anyway.

2 - tyre reviewed on February 13, 2017   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz C63 AMG (265/30 R19 W) on mostly town for 500 spirited miles
I replaced the Sport Contact 5P on my C63 which were close to the wear indicators resulting in wheel spin at the lights and even when changing gears. Had high hopes with new tyres opting for the Sport Contact 6 for all round performance, comfort and mainly wet grip using tyre tests as a guide. After 500 miles or so my opinion is that the grip has given me more confidence although switching from wearing tyres one should expect that anyway, but definitely good levels of grip. With so much torque in the car its hard to judge on wet grip but still more confident and braking is good. Another important factor for me was the comfort and these did feel more comfortable although I could have wished for less road noise from the tyres. Then there is the question of wear that so many reviewers have cited. Although after only a few miles I cannot comment on this apart from the fact it LOOKS like it will wear fast as there seems to be less depth to the tread than say a Goodyear tyre (I have purchased Goodyear Eagle F1AS2 for four cars). Am sure Continental mentioned there is less tread depth also but cannot confirm at this point. Overall a good tyre for fast cars.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 20, 2017   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Civic Type R (235/35 R19 W) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
Great tyre for driving and handling with supreme confidence in it but... oh boy the wear !!!
I don't drive or brake like a racer but at less than 6000 miles all 4 need replacing as tread just about legal !
20 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2016   

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