Continental Sport Contact 5 SSR Runflat

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 71%
Wear 41%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 51%

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

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 3 SSR Run flat

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Tyre review data from 18 tyre reviews averaging 67% over 156,717 miles driven.

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Size Price Range  
225/40 R19 £168.60 - £232.56 (28 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £77.90 - £102.65 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £123.10 - £164.10 (28 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/35 R18 £135.20 - £161.99 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £119.60 - £154.78 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Continental Sport Contact 5 SSR Runflat Review

Given 67% while driving a Mercedes Benz (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
I had a set of 225/40R18 CONTI SPORT 5 SSR Runflats on the front of my Mercedes from new - great grip in the wet and dry but terrible mileage!

I work in the tyre industry for a living and although Conti have a great OE share within Europe (30% apparently) their replacement share is one of the lowest out of the Premium brands.
208 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2013   

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BMW (255/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 15,000 spirited miles
Changed the tyres on my BMW 428I M sport from Bridgestone Potenza which were a very hard & noisy tyres to Continental Sport and the improvement in the handling and road noise has been dramatic.
The Conti Sport 5 tyres are very predictable when pushed hard and offer just the right amount of road feeling through the steering. I have covered nearly 15k miles since they were fitted and I have less than 2mm of tread wear on all 4 tyres.
The only issue I have with these tyres is the aqua plaining when driving in the wet, compared to the Pirelli PZero's I had fitted on my previous vehicle which were excellent in the wet.Seriously considering Michelin Pilot's next time I change my tyres.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2019   
Given 53% while driving a BMW 125D (245/35 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
These are very good for a runflat tyre, good dry and wet road holding and progressive break away, these just wear far far to fast I got no less than 6k miles from them and that’s Mainly my wife driving to shops and doing short runs! Will be paying bit more for the Michelin PS3 ZP next time for better wet performance and far more longevity.
6 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2019   
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Given 73% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/45 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 34,000 easy going miles
I've never driven a BMW or any car with runflat tyres before, so much of this is guesswork.
The Continentals grip extremely well in the dry, no doubt about that and I never came close to the limit.
They also generally grip well in the wet, although I did have one problem where the car aquaplaned on a bend that I know well and wouldn't normally have expected it to happen.
Although I drive mostly motorway speeds, I've found tyre wear to be very good. I'm looking for replacements as one front tyre is on the limit at 34000 miles. I'd guess the rears (same tyres, but 255/40) are good for another 10k.
The big downside of these is the road noise. I find them very noisy, but how they compare to other runflats, I couldn't say.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2019   
Mercedes Benz (225/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 12,500 average miles
These came with the car new, and now at 20k (km), it is about 1.5mm or there about from the tread wear indicator - it's a bit of a surprise, i was expecting these the last to at least 35k. That is why i'm venturing here to research for the replacement.

Frankly i don't mind run flats at all. My previous car was a bmw 1 series, and with that car, each set of tyres last to 40k. Apart from its durability, I don't mind these tyres at all.
10 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2018   
Given 64% while driving a BMW 335d (225/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 8,000 average miles
Great tyres, as long as your a millionaire and can replace them every few thousand miles, have them fitted on my BMW 335D and brand new these tyres are only 6.8mm tread! disgraceful!, they come as standard on BMW's so its a nice little deal there from conti and BMW, all they need to do is renew once at £200 corner and continental have made a huge mark up, it's a disgrace how tyre manufacturers are allowed to sell tyres brand new with such pitful tyre tread depth and mileage life
9 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2018   

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