Continental Sport Contact 3

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 68%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5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 242 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 3,243,337 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

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 The Sport Contact 3 has now been replaced by the Sport Contact 5, which should be an even more impressive tyre.

2011 EVO Winter Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

    2011 Auto Express Ultra High Performance Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

    • Overall - Last years test king, and the now super-seeded Continental Sport Contact 3 had its joint worst result ever finishing in 6th. Like the Bridgestone it was extremely strong in the dry tests with excellent dry braking and a sharp turn in during the handling lap, but was let down by it’s wet performance finishing last during wet cornering. The new Conti Sport Contact 5 should reverse this trend when featured in tyre tests next year.
    Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    0/0 R0 0         10.50kgs
    0/0 R0 0         9.22kgs
    195/45 R16 80V   E B 71 7.25kgs
    195/45 R16 80V REN F B 71 7.18kgs
    195/40 R17 81V XL   E B 71 7.25kgs
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.36kgs
    255/40 R17 94W MO E B 72 10.10kgs
    255/40 R17 94Y   C B 72 10.22kgs
    195/45 R17 81W   E B 71 7.99kgs
    195/45 R17 81W   E B 72 7.99kgs
    205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 72 8.49kgs
    205/45 R17 84V * E B 71 8.38kgs
    205/45 R17 84W * E B 71 9.71kgs
    205/45 R17 84V * F B 71 9.49kgs
    205/45 R17 84V * E B 71 9.71kgs
    205/45 R17 84V * F B 72 9.65kgs
    205/45 R17 84V * F B 71 8.74kgs
    205/45 R17 84W * F B 71 9.49kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y * E B 72 11.70kgs
    225/45 R17 91W * F B 72 9.35kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y * E B 71 11.98kgs
    235/45 R17 94W MO E B 71 9.91kgs
    235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 72 13.14kgs
    235/45 R17 94W MO E B 72 9.92kgs
    205/50 R17 89V   F B 71 9.18kgs
    205/50 R17 89V REN F B 72 9.17kgs
    215/50 R17 95W XL   C B 72 9.31kgs
    225/50 R17 94V OPE E B 71 9.42kgs
    225/50 R17 94Y AO C B 72 9.66kgs
    235/50 R17 96Y N2 E A 71 10.69kgs
    205/55 R17 91Y N2 E B 71 9.40kgs
    205/55 R17 91Y N2 F A 71 10.10kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL MO F B 73 10.69kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL MO E B 73 11.26kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL MO E B 74 11.16kgs
    275/35 R18 95Y MO E B 73 11.22kgs
    275/35 R18 95Y MO E B 72 11.30kgs
    275/35 R18 99Y XL   E B 74 11.54kgs
    285/35 R18 101Y XL MO F B 76 12.80kgs
    285/35 R18 101Y XL MO E B 75 12.90kgs
    225/40 R18 92W XL         9.59kgs
    225/40 R18 92W XL FIA E B 73 9.41kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL RO1 E B 72 9.98kgs
    235/40 R18 91Y N1 F A 71 9.87kgs
    235/40 R18 95W XL FOR E B 72 10.18kgs
    235/40 R18 91Y N1 E A 71 9.98kgs
    235/40 R18 91Y MO E B 71 9.95kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y MO E B 71 10.97kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL MO E B 72 11.01kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y AUD F B 71 12.77kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL MO F B 73 10.61kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL MO E B 73 11.07kgs
    265/40 R18 101Y XL N1 E A 73 11.45kgs
    265/40 R18 101Y XL N1 F A 74 11.66kgs
    275/40 R18 99Y * E C 72 16.58kgs
    275/40 R18 99Y * F C 72 16.39kgs
    235/45 R18 94V XL   E B 71 10.77kgs
    245/45 R18 96Y * E C 71 14.59kgs
    245/45 R18 96Y * F C 72 14.65kgs
    245/45 R18 96Y * F C 71 14.83kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * E B 71 16.00kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * F B 72 16.01kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y * F B 71 16.00kgs
    255/55 R18 109Y XL N0 E B 73 14.08kgs
    295/30 R19 100Y XL N1 E A 75 12.04kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL VW F B 72 10.39kgs
    235/35 R19 87Y N1 E A 71 10.05kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72 11.50kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 72 10.22kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL * F B 72 11.10kgs
    265/35 R19 94Y N1 F A 72 11.39kgs
    265/35 R19 94Y N1 E A 72 11.71kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL * F B 73 12.44kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL * F B 74 12.88kgs
    235/40 R19 96W XL         10.47kgs
    235/40 R19 92W OPE E B 72 10.37kgs
    235/40 R19 96W XL PEU E B 73 10.51kgs
    235/40 R19 92W   E B 71 10.39kgs
    275/40 R19 101W * F B 73 16.76kgs
    275/40 R19 101W * E B 72 16.61kgs
    275/40 R19 101W * F B 72 16.52kgs
    285/40 R19 103Y N0 E A 74 14.17kgs
    285/40 R19 103Y N0 F A 74 13.76kgs
    245/45 R19 98W * E B 71 14.49kgs
    245/45 R19 98W * F B 71 14.60kgs
    255/45 R19 100Y N0 E A 72 11.61kgs
    255/45 R19 100Y AO E B 72 11.77kgs
    265/30 R20 94Y XL RO1 F B 73 11.69kgs
    265/30 R20 94Y XL RO1 F B 74 11.57kgs
    285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 76 12.36kgs
    245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72 11.22kgs
    275/35 R20 102Y XL J E B 74 12.24kgs
    275/35 R20 102Y XL J E B 73 12.28kgs
    285/35 R20 104Y XL   E B 73 13.54kgs
    245/40 R20 99Y XL J E B 72 12.01kgs
    265/40 R20 104Y XL AO C B 73 12.65kgs
    265/40 R20 104Y XL AO C B 74 12.52kgs
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    Available in 34 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top Continental Sport Contact 3 Review

    Given 47% 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)
    135 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   

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    Given 100% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI 160 (245/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 10,000 easy going miles
    the best all round premium tyres that ive ever bought , great grip in all weathers , good tread ware last for years
    4 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2020   
    Given 83% while driving a Vauxhall Astra GTC (240/45 R20) on a combination of roads for 52,000 spirited miles
    They were great tyres for the rear of a front wheel drive car. They only lasted 12000 miles on the front but have lasted 52,000 on the rear. Fantastic tyres. Would buy again but only for the rear axle.
    1 - tyre reviewed on January 23, 2020   
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    Given 40% while driving a Renault Megane RS250 CUP (235/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
    Got a puncture and when having it replaced found a bubble in another tyre, at such short notice, there where the only "premium " tyre that were available I could afford...

    I usually only use pilot sport tyres (recently started using eagle f1)

    I was expecting them to be close to the mps.
    I was very disappointed in the dry they are decent but nothing special the comfort road noise and rim protection are all in the same level as budget tyres, the wet performance is beyond appalling... yes the car is 300bhp + fwd but it has an lsd and Renault rs cars are the best handling cars point blank ... it was amusing sliding about and good practice for car control but for the price and brand these tyres are a joke and I would not recommend anyone using them for anything but off road tyre shredding....
    They lasted 6k miles on front wheels
    Pay the extra for pilot sports or the same for eagle f1.... if you cant afford these tyres god old rainsports will serve u well.

    I will use another continental tyre again... avoid
    2 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2020   
    Renault (205/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    This tyres have not enough grip specially in curve, you can feel how the tire moves on the road outside of curve does not exactly a sport tyre
    8 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2019   

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