Continental Sport Contact 5

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 76%
Wear 51%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 55%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 6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 190 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 2,074,548 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

2020 Gute Fahrt SUV Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 8 tyres

  • Positive - No real weaknesses in the dry or wet handling or braking.
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning resistance, average comfort levels.
  • Overall - Very good - Continental win more tests than any other brand in Europe, and this was apparent with the excellent SportContact 5 even though it has now been replaced by the newer PremiumContact 6.

2017 Sport Auto UHP and Track Day Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent in the wet, high resistance to aquaplaning, short braking and good handling in the dry
  • Negative - Poor comfort, high noise
  • Overall - Recommended

2017 Auto Bild UHP Tyre Test - 8th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good resistance to aquaplaning, low rolling resistance, good levels of comfort
  • Negative - Average braking, slow steering, low stability on wet roads
  • Overall - Average
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/40 R17 84V XL   C B 72 7.88kgs
235/40 R17 90W   E A 71 9.61kgs
245/40 R17 91W MO C B 71 10.64kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.66kgs
245/40 R17 91Y MO C B 71 10.64kgs
195/45 R17 81W   E A 71 7.44kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   E A 72 8.99kgs
205/45 R17 88W XL   E A 72 8.71kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   C A 72 8.71kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   E A 72 8.48kgs
215/45 R17 87V   E A 71 8.66kgs
215/45 R17 87W   E A 71 8.87kgs
225/45 R17 91W MOE E B 71 10.48kgs
225/45 R17 91Y MO C B 71 9.29kgs
225/45 R17 91Y AO E B 71 9.32kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 71 8.91kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E A 72 8.96kgs
225/45 R17 91V MO C B 71 9.26kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C A 71 8.61kgs
225/45 R17 91W MO C B 71 9.29kgs
225/45 R17 91W * E B 71 11.12kgs
235/45 R17 94W   E B 71 11.64kgs
235/45 R17 94W HON       9.78kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 72 9.27kgs
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.27kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 72 9.47kgs
245/45 R17 95Y AO E A 71 10.38kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   C A 71 10.88kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL MO C B 72 10.47kgs
245/45 R17 95W MO C B 71 10.37kgs
255/45 R17 98W * E B 72 10.04kgs
255/45 R17 98W * E B 72 14.48kgs
255/45 R17 98Y MO E B 72 11.52kgs
205/50 R17 89V NIS C A 71 9.03kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 72 8.45kgs
205/50 R17 89V   C A 71 8.82kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C A 72 10.48kgs
215/50 R17 91W   E A 71 8.80kgs
215/50 R17 91V   C B 71 10.18kgs
225/50 R17 94V XL VOV C A 71 10.09kgs
225/50 R17 94W MO B B 71 9.46kgs
225/50 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.49kgs
225/50 R17 94Y AO C A 71 9.87kgs
225/50 R17 94Y AO C A 71 9.90kgs
225/50 R17 94W * E B 71 12.88kgs
225/50 R17 94W * E B 71 11.59kgs
225/50 R17 94W XL   C B 71 10.04kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 9.78kgs
225/50 R17 94W MOE C B 71 11.87kgs
225/50 R17 94W AR C B 71 9.98kgs
225/50 R17 94W AO E A 71 10.01kgs
225/50 R17 94W MOE E B 71 11.87kgs
225/50 R17 94W MO C B 71 9.59kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL AO C A 72 9.87kgs
235/50 R17 96W   E A 71 11.27kgs
215/35 R18 84Y XL   E A 72 8.05kgs
225/35 R18 87Y XL AO E A 72 8.87kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL   E A 72 8.81kgs
225/35 R18 87W XL AO E A 72 9.03kgs
245/35 R18 92Y XL MO C B 72 10.88kgs
245/35 R18 88Y * E B 71 12.31kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 73 9.61kgs
255/35 R18 90Y   E A 72 11.39kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL MO E B 73 11.61kgs
215/40 R18 89W XL   C A 72 8.68kgs
215/40 R18 85Y   E A 71 10.02kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL MO C B 72 9.62kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   C B 72 9.75kgs
225/40 R18 88Y * F B 71 11.42kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL AO1 E B 72 10.64kgs
225/40 R18 88Y * E B 71 11.42kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL MOE E B 72 11.45kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL AO E B 72 10.14kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL MOE E B 72 11.38kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72 8.99kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 72 11.41kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL MO C A 72 10.41kgs
245/40 R18 93Y AO E A 71 11.09kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL AO E A 72 11.09kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL MOE C B 72 12.17kgs
245/40 R18 93Y AO C A 71 10.51kgs
255/40 R18 95Y * E B 72 13.72kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL J C B 72 10.04kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 10.04kgs
225/45 R18 91Y * E B 71 12.35kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL MOE C B 72 11.50kgs
225/45 R18 91Y   C A 71 9.43kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL   C A 72 11.43kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL MO C A 72 9.53kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL * E B 71 12.35kgs
225/45 R18 91V * E B 71 12.35kgs
235/45 R18 94V   C A 71 10.42kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 72 9.88kgs
235/45 R18 94W VW E A 71 11.79kgs
235/45 R18 94W   C A 71 11.83kgs
235/45 R18 94W   E A 71 10.06kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E A 72 10.19kgs
245/45 R18 96W   E A 71 11.25kgs
245/45 R18 96Y AO E A 71 10.85kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL J C B 72 11.77kgs
245/45 R18 96W   C A 71 11.17kgs
245/45 R18 96W   C A 71 12.68kgs
255/45 R18 103H XL   E A 72 11.37kgs
255/45 R18 99W * E B 72 13.79kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 73 11.01kgs
275/45 R18 103W MO E B 72 14.02kgs
275/45 R18 103Y MGT C B 72 14.52kgs
275/45 R18 103Y N0 C A 72 13.23kgs
215/50 R18 92W   C A 71 9.99kgs
215/50 R18 92W AO C A 71 10.01kgs
225/50 R18 95W * E B 71 13.39kgs
225/50 R18 99W XL * C B 72 13.39kgs
235/50 R18 97V MOE C B 71 13.35kgs
235/50 R18 97V   E B 71 10.96kgs
235/50 R18 101W XL   E A 72 12.47kgs
235/50 R18 97W   C A 71 11.24kgs
235/50 R18 97V AO C A 71 11.19kgs
235/50 R18 97W   C A 72 11.22kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   E B 72 13.07kgs
235/50 R18 97Y MGT C B 71 11.95kgs
235/50 R18 97V MO B B 71 10.70kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 11.12kgs
235/50 R18 97V   B B 71 11.08kgs
245/50 R18 100Y N0 C A 71 12.47kgs
245/50 R18 100W MO E B 71 12.77kgs
235/55 R18 100V XL   C A 71 13.21kgs
235/55 R18 100V XL   C A 71 14.67kgs
235/55 R18 104W XL VOV       13.44kgs
255/55 R18 105W N0 C A 72 15.80kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL * C B 73 18.88kgs
255/55 R18 109H XL * E E 73 18.96kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   C A 73 15.16kgs
255/55 R18 105W MO E B 72 13.78kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL * E C 73 18.96kgs
225/60 R18 100H XL   E A 71 12.29kgs
235/60 R18 103W N0 C A 71 13.85kgs
235/60 R18 103V   C B 71 12.30kgs
235/60 R18 103V VOL C B 71 12.21kgs
235/60 R18 103H VOL C A 71 13.06kgs
255/60 R18 108Y AO E A 72 16.99kgs
255/60 R18 112V XL   C A 73 15.87kgs
255/60 R18 108Y   C A 72 14.87kgs
265/60 R18 110V   C A 72 14.53kgs
235/65 R18 106W AO C A 71 13.87kgs
255/35 R19 92Y * E B 72 12.19kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL MOE E A 73 13.09kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL HYU C A 73 11.90kgs
255/35 R19 92Y * F B 72 12.20kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 11.35kgs
275/35 R19 100Y XL ME* C B 72 14.87kgs
225/40 R19 93V XL   E B 72 9.69kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL HYU C A 72 10.27kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL   C A 72 10.27kgs
225/40 R19 89W * C B 71 11.04kgs
225/40 R19 89Y * F B 71 11.25kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL MOE E A 72 11.82kgs
225/40 R19 89Y * E B 71 11.27kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL VOV C A 72 11.11kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E A 72 11.56kgs
235/40 R19 92V XL   E B 71 10.71kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   E A 72 11.56kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL ME* C B 72 12.22kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL *MO B B 72 10.63kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   C B 72 10.27kgs
255/40 R19 96W * E B 72 13.80kgs
255/40 R19 100W XL VOL C A 73 12.82kgs
275/40 R19 101Y MGT E A 72 14.23kgs
275/40 R19 105W XL   E A 73 14.12kgs
275/40 R19 101Y MO C A 72 13.41kgs
275/40 R19 101Y MGT F B 72 14.05kgs
225/45 R19 96W XL   C A 72 10.36kgs
225/45 R19 92W   E A 71 10.49kgs
225/45 R19 92W * E B 71 12.45kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   C B 72 10.88kgs
235/45 R19 95V MOE E B 71 12.84kgs
235/45 R19 95V MOE C B 71 12.83kgs
245/45 R19 98W   C A 71 12.32kgs
245/45 R19 102W XL   C A 72 11.67kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MGT F B 72 12.00kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MGT E A 72 12.55kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MO C A 72 12.33kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MO1 C B 72 10.81kgs
255/45 R19 100V   C A 72 12.36kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL AO E B 73 13.02kgs
255/45 R19 100V XL   C A 72 14.02kgs
275/45 R19 108Y XL   C A 73 13.87kgs
285/45 R19 111W XL * C B 73 19.20kgs
235/50 R19 99V   C B 71 12.17kgs
255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 73 14.11kgs
255/50 R19 103Y N0 C A 72 14.07kgs
255/50 R19 107W XL * C B 71 18.07kgs
255/50 R19 103W MOE E B 72 17.88kgs
255/50 R19 103W MO E B 72 14.10kgs
255/50 R19 103Y MO1       11.56kgs
275/50 R19 112Y XL N0 C A 73 16.41kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL VOL B A 72 13.25kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL LR C A 72 13.60kgs
235/55 R19 101Y N0 C A 71 13.53kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL VOL B A 72 12.74kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL   C A 71 13.00kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL VOL E A 72 13.52kgs
235/55 R19 101V XL   C A 71 13.65kgs
235/55 R19 101Y MO1       11.35kgs
235/55 R19 101W AO C A 71 12.60kgs
255/55 R19 111W XL J LR C A 73 15.75kgs
255/55 R19 111Y XL N0 B A 73 14.49kgs
255/55 R19 111W XL J LR A A 73 15.32kgs
255/55 R19 111V XL   C A 73 15.52kgs
255/55 R19 111Y XL AO C A 73 17.07kgs
255/55 R19 111Y XL   C A 73 15.02kgs
275/55 R19 111W   E A 72 15.78kgs
315/35 R20 110W XL * C B 74 18.90kgs
315/35 R20 110Y XL   B A 75 16.40kgs
245/40 R20 99Y XL MGT       12.36kgs
245/40 R20 95W   E B 71 11.65kgs
255/40 R20 101Y XL AO E B 73 12.67kgs
255/40 R20 101W XL   C A 72 12.40kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL   E A 73 13.63kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL   E A 73 11.93kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 73 15.19kgs
275/40 R20 106W XL * C B 72 17.14kgs
295/40 R20 106Y XL MGT E A 74 14.80kgs
235/45 R20 100V XL   C A 72 13.78kgs
235/45 R20 100W XL   C A 72 11.16kgs
235/45 R20 100V XL   C A 72 12.02kgs
255/45 R20 101W AO E A 72 15.01kgs
265/45 R20 108Y XL MO C B 73 14.39kgs
265/45 R20 108W XL   C B 73 14.24kgs
265/45 R20 104Y XL MGT E A 72 15.17kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL VOL C A 73 15.47kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL VOL C A 73 15.15kgs
275/45 R20 110Y XL   C A 73 15.20kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL VOV C A 73 15.09kgs
285/45 R20 112Y XL AO C A 75 17.55kgs
255/50 R20 109Y XL   C A 73 16.11kgs
255/50 R20 109W XL J LR C A 73 15.33kgs
265/50 R20 111V XL   E A 73 16.73kgs
275/50 R20 109W MO C A 72 15.64kgs
275/50 R20 113W XL MO C A 73 17.02kgs
285/30 R21 100Y XL MGT       13.47kgs
285/30 R21 100Y XL MGT F B 75 14.04kgs
245/35 R21 96Y XL MGT F B 72 11.14kgs
245/35 R21 96W XL   E A 72 12.09kgs
245/35 R21 96W XL   E A 72 11.57kgs
285/35 R21 105Y XL * C B 73 17.04kgs
295/35 R21 103Y XL MGT C A 74 13.81kgs
295/35 R21 103Y MGT E A 74 13.82kgs
295/35 R21 103Y MGT C A 74 13.81kgs
255/40 R21 102Y XL * C B 73 14.80kgs
265/40 R21 101Y MGT C A 72 13.68kgs
265/40 R21 101Y MGT E A 72 13.67kgs
265/40 R21 101Y XL MGT C A 72 13.69kgs
285/40 R21 109Y XL AO B A 75 15.77kgs
285/40 R21 109Y XL AO C A 74 15.70kgs
295/40 R21 111Y XL MO E B 75 17.32kgs
315/40 R21 111Y XL MO C A 74 17.42kgs
265/45 R21 108W XL J LR C A 73 15.17kgs
275/45 R21 110Y XL LR C B 73 17.23kgs
275/45 R21 110Y XL LR C B 73 16.74kgs
275/45 R21 107Y XL MO C A 72 15.21kgs
285/45 R21 113Y XL * C A 73 19.43kgs
255/50 R21 109Y XL *       14.62kgs
255/50 R21 109Y XL * B A 73 19.08kgs
265/40 R22 106Y XL J C A 73 14.91kgs
285/40 R22 110Y XL * C A 73 20.30kgs
285/40 R22 110Y XL * C A 73 21.07kgs
295/40 R22 112Y XL   E B 75 16.38kgs
295/40 R22 112Y XL   E B 75 16.87kgs
255/45 R22 107Y XL *       13.44kgs
255/45 R22 107Y XL * C A 73 17.99kgs

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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Top Continental Sport Contact 5 Review

Given 61% 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).
234 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2016   

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Given 90% while driving a Mercedes Benz E350 (265/35 R18 W) on mostly town for 46,600 average miles
4y9m, 75000km. Amazing tires all in all, at the end the tires looked like they had maybe 5000-8000km left in them when looking at the tread but a puncture opened up a box of shock, inside the tire there was about 3-4 handsfull of rubber "dust" from the tire slowly disintegrating, I've had a feeling somthing was off for the past 4 months or so as the tires behaved different at highway speeds so I kinda knew it was time to change but the fact that the tire visually from the outside looked fine but was falling apart inside was a bit of a shocker, so for anyone else out there if your tires starts to feel like they are unbalanced... have a look inside the tire.
2 - tyre reviewed on August 12, 2020   
Given 81% while driving a Ford Fiesta (205/40 R17 V) on mostly town for 9,000 miles
Fords O.E. tyres for our particular Fiesta ST-Line 140 PS. Consistently good performance all round, particularly good in wet, road noise could be better but essentially fine as do very few motorway miles. Low mileage use but often driven briskly with Italian road test ~ valves through the bonnet In lower gears ~ when safe to do so on our brilliant local B roads. Rotated them at c.6000 miles.Tread depths all over 5.6mm approaching 9000 miles. Five mile trip three days a week plus more 50 mile+ B road stuff as and when needed.
2 - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2020   
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Given 63% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/45 R18) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
24 months old 10000 miles mainly in 30mph zone and need replacement on q5
2 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2020   
Given 64% while driving a Renault Kadjar (225/45 R19) on mostly motorways for 22,500 easy going miles
Came with my new 1.6 diesel Renault kadjar. Front tyres worn out after 22500 miles which I was disappointed but judging by other reviews I did very well. I found they didn't like going over the shiney road joining strips but overall grip in wet weather seemed pretty good. Will try a more reasonable priced tyre for the replacement.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2020   

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