Continental Premium Contact 6 (2023)

Tyre review data from 89 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 679,580 miles driven.

The Premium Contact 6 is ranked 38th of 137 Summer Premium Touring tyres.


  • Continental PremiumContact 6 - Launched and First Drive

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 Tyre Reviews 17 Inch Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Dynamic sporty handling with the fastest dry handling pace, short dry braking, very short wet braking distances.
  • Negative - Lower grip during wet handling, high noise, average rolling resistance, low comfort.
  • Overall - Once again the Continental PremiumContact 6 proves to be a sporty dynamic tyre with excellent handling and high levels of grip in the dry. It also has good wet braking in this size, but couldn't maintain that grip for the wet handling lap. It does have high levels of noise and reduced comfort, so isn't the tyre to pick if you're after a smooth quiet ride, but is certainly the tyre to pick if direct steering and good handling is important to you.
    Continental Premium Contact 6 (1)

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2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Premium comfort tyres with stable driving on dry roads, short dry braking, fuel saving rolling resistance, good comfort.
  • Negative - Low aquaplaning resistance, longer wet braking.

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(Video) Continental PremiumContact 6

2022 Auto Express SUV Tyre Test - 3rd of 7 tyres

  • Overall - The PremiumContact 6 had its usual sharp handling with good braking performance. Average aquaplaning.

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Questions and Answers for the Continental Premium Contact 6

2017-02-28 - Will the Premium Contact 6 be available in 205/55/16 size and when? Thank you!

It's a very likely the Premium Contact 6 will be released in 205/55 R16 in 2017, however there has been no date announced by Continental yet.

2017-10-23 - I have nearly new contisportcontact 5 on the rear of my focus mk3 Zetec S & worn ones on the front. Can I put the rear to the front & put the new conti premium contact 6 on the rear without upsetting the grip/ride etc. The car has always had Continental tyres on since new, then contact 5 so I would like to keep using Continental.

Moving your PC5s to the front and then fitting the new PC6 to the rear would be the ideal :)

(Video) Continental PremiumContact 6 - 15s Review

2018-03-13 - What does it mean when the wear has a higher or lower % means? Higher % means wear faster ? Or higher % means can last longer

A higher percentage in wear means the tyre lasts longer.

2018-05-01 - Continental have designed the Premium Contact 6 for good ride comfort and sporty feel, how does it compare to Goodyear Asym.3, which also has good ride comfort and is a summer tyre?

I have not had the opportunity to test the two tyres directly back to back, but looking at other tests the Premium Contact 6 often scores poorly in terms of comfort meaning it is likely the Asymmetric 3 which has the edge in comfort.

2018-06-24 - Conti states the premium contact 6 is 15% better wear than CSC5. Review of CSC5 last no longer than 30000km. Can you verify that the premium contact 6 has less than 35000km? Wear rate is a bit concern for most conti tires from what I gather.

Wear is very subjective and difficult to compare between different driving cars and driving style. It's best to look at the tests and reviews on this site to help you understand the real world mileage you could achieve.

2018-07-26 - Time to replace front tyres on Mazda CX6, 225x55x19. I'm pretty much settled on the Premium Contact 6. But I see there's a "standard" 99 load index, rated C rolling - A wet, and an XL version, 103 load index, A rolling - B wet. Two questions - are the C/A and A/B rating differences significant to daily handling (I've seen what happened yo your little foam friend in your budget/premium video, with only a 5% difference in residual speed) and will the increase in load index make the ride rougher over bumps and potholes?Thanks for your help, and a really useful website

The answer is yes to both of your questions, but it will likely be a small amount in both categories. It's interesting these tyres have such differing label grades, are you sure one of the tyres isn't an OE marked tyre which will have OE specific changes to it?

2018-10-05 - I own a 2006 Mercedes E-Class 550 V8 sedan. I was actually pretty much settled for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 for next season. Yet I feel tempted to go for the Premium Contact 6 instead, since steering Response was praised in a couple of tests. I'm not seeking ultimate grip and fast lap times, but a sporty feel is welcome. Have you guys been able to test them back to back?Second part of the question: both tyres are offered in 93 and 97 LI. The 93 is sufficient and I rarely drive the car fully packed. Would the 93 LI be the obvious choice? Thanks in advance.

(Video) PremiumContact™ 6

Sadly I've not yet driven the two back to back, looking at the various tests it seems the steering feedback switches depending on the size used, so make sure you're referencing a tyre review in or near your size. If you're interesting in steering feel, the higher load rating might be the smarter choice.

2019-03-10 - I am going to replace my factory tires Cont Premium Contact 5 (205/55 R16 91V) at my Golf Mk7 (122 PS).I want to choose between Cont Premium Contact 6 (205/55 R16 91V) and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (205/55 R16 91W).Which ones would you recommend when grip and braking distance is the priority? Michelin Sport Pilot 4 for this size is available only at higher speed index (W) than the recommended by a manufacturer (V).Does the putting on stiffer tires with a higher speed index (W) can cause significant changes in handling, electronic traction control systems, comfort or grip (when the car is unloaded)? Can stiffer tires cause faster wear to the suspension or other parts of the car?

Both tyres are extremely close in performance, you won't be disappointed with either the PC6 or PS4. There's no concern fitting the W either, the differences would be negligible if at all.

2019-07-05 - Hi I'm planing to replace the current Bridgestone tires (245/40/20) on my Cadillac XTS V-sport to PC6 but I only found this size in SSR (run-flat) spec which I don't like that question: would SSR spec alter any of the characteristics / performance aspects of PC6?& 2nd: what are the alternative non-run-flat options you recommend ?

The comfort and handling would be fairly different, so if you don't want runflats I'd avoid. This website should show you the rivals, but the usual suspects would be the Asymmetric 5 and Pilot Sport 4.

2019-09-12 - Hello, I own a C200 Mercedes 1.8 163bhp. On the front rims the tyres are 205/55/16, but on the rear are 225/50/16. As you may know the size 225/50/16 is a kind of rare for most tyre brands so I ended using a set of Hankook VP3. However i have another set of wheels 205/55/16 and i was thinking to use it on my rear axle using the Continental PC6. So my question is this:Which would be better for my rear axle?A set of 225/50/16 with the Hankooks or a set 205/55/16 with the Conti PC6?Thank you in advance

Unfortunately we cannot comment on tyre size changes as there's too many factors involved, but I will say the PC6 is an excellent tyre.

2020-03-19 - The PC6 replaces also the SC5 which is a "Max Performance Summer"-tyre. Maybe you should enhance the PC6 to the same category or at leat in "High Performance Summer"

You are correct, the PremiumContact 6 replaces both the PremiumContact 5 and the SportContact 5, but only the SportContact 5 in the smaller sizes where the SportContact 6 isn't yet available.

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2020-06-24 - Some tyres have FR at the end, like R18 PremiumContact 6 SUV 100V FR. Can I use R18 PremiumContact 6 100V on 4x4 SUV? Thanks

As long as your SUV specifies load rating 100 or below, these will be a great choice for your SUV.

2020-07-20 - In terms of cabin noise how are the Continental Premium Contact 6 ? I ask because they have a db rating of 72 compared to 70 for Bridgestone Turanza T005 and 68 for Michelin Primacy 4,At the moment this noise factor is making me question whether to buy the Continentals.

See the latest 16" tyre test, this covers noise.

2020-09-01 - Hi Jonathan! I am struggling between two tires for my Subaru Impreza Sti 05 (225/45/17): Michelin Pilot sport 4 and Conti Premium Contact 6.In you last video you’ve mentioned that the Conti has more sporty feeling, while time on track for both tires is the same. Some test even shows that the Michelin perform better in dry handling.Given that, I am going to use the car both on the road and on track, which one do you really recommend? Dry handling and noise level are the only things that I really care about.Thanks in advance!

If dry handling is your priority I would 100% for the PremiumContact 6!


Is Premium Contact 6 run flat? ›

Continental PremiumContact 6 SSR (Runflat) is a premium performance summer tire made for passenger vehicles like sedans, SUV's and crossovers. This tire is enhanced with SSR system, which is a runflat technology developed by Continental.

What is difference between Continental eco Contact 5 and 6? ›

Compared to its predecessor, the newcomer offers 20 percent higher mileage, 15 percent lower rolling resistance, even more precise handling and shorter braking distances on both wet and dry roads. This tyre replaced the Continental Eco Contact 5.

Is Continental Sport Contact 6 run flat? ›

The Continental Sport Contact 6 SSR are High Performance Tyres that are available to order online today. This model has variants that are manufacturerd to contain run flat technology. This Continental model includes variants that are classified as reinforced (XL).

Are Continental Tyres OK? ›

Tests and test results

Continental tyres regularly score top ratings in independent tests all over the world; confirmed quality for a safe driving experience in all conditions.

Is Continental PremiumContact 6 all season? ›

The Continental PremiumContact 6 is a high performance, all-season tire. It is an original equipment (OE) tire for some Jaguar, BMW and Mini models.

Are Continental Tyres directional? ›

They can only be rotated vertically – for example, from the front of the car to the back – otherwise, the pattern will be oriented in the wrong direction when fitted to a wheel on the other side of the vehicle.

How long do Tyres last? ›

A general recommendation is that your tyres are changed every 20,000 miles or every 10 years. However, they may need to be changed sooner than this if you notice any of the following: The tread is worn down. Cracks in the rubber.

Why are Continental tyres so expensive? ›

Continental tires are expensive because of the amount of money and effort that goes into the research of their constituent materials. First, chemists find the ideal rubber compound for production.

Do Continental tyres last longer? ›

Designed to last longer – the Continental Tyre is designed to last longer and enhance your drive – the ProContact with EcoPlus technology has around a 23% longer treadwear. Excellent braking on wet ground – we reduce any problems that occur due to braking on wet ground.

How long do Continental tires last? ›

Continental tires last between 15,000 and 70,000 miles, depending on how hard they are driven. When the tires are not being used much they can last as long as 6 years, but normally they will wear out after 3-4 years.

Is it bad to put directional tires on the wrong way? ›

Installing and Rotating

On directional tires, there's an arrow on the sidewall of the tires — when correctly mounted, the arrow points toward the front of the vehicle. If directional tires get mounted backward, you won't get the hydroplaning resistance and other performance driving benefits the tread is designed for.

How do I know if my Continental tires are directional? ›

For tires with a directional tread pattern, the direction of rotation is marked on the side of the tire with an arrow.

How can you tell if a Continental tyre is run flat? ›

Continental signify that a particular model is a Run Flat tyre by printing SSR at the end of the product model description on the sidewall of the tyre. To check whether the tyres you currently have on your vehicle are Run Flat tyres, check for the letters SSR on the tyre's sidewall.

Which car tire wears faster? ›

Since most vehicles wear their front tires faster, within a few thousand miles, the front tires will be more worn than the backs so you won't want to rotate them then.

What is the longest lasting tyre? ›

Treadwear Findings

Michelin was a standout in our latest tests. The three Michelin models we rated all met or exceeded their mileage warranty. But the longest-wearing tire came from Pirelli. We estimate that the Pirelli P4 FOUR SEASONS Plus could last a whopping 100,000 miles.

How do I know if my tyres need changing? ›

Just take a 20p coin and insert it into the tread grooves on the tyre. If you can't see the outer band on the coin, your tyres are above the legal limit. However, if you can see the band and that section of the coin is still visible, your tyres could be unsafe and require professional inspection by a mechanic.

Which Continental Tire is the quietest? ›

Continental PureContact LS

Is Continental a premium TYRE? ›

The Continental Premium Contact 2 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Why is a premium TYRE better and more expensive? ›

Premium tyres also last longer than budget tyres

The quality of the rubber compound – and its design – also affects what's known as the rate of wear.

What cars use Continental tires? ›

Today, Continental tires are associated with premium brands and are the factory-installed (though not exclusive) tire for brands such as BMW, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati.

How long is Continental Tire warranty? ›

All Continental passenger and light truck tires are eligible for the Limited Warranty for a maximum of up to 72 months from the date of purchase. The Limited Warranty allows for free replacement within the first 12 months.

Should tires be replaced after 7 years? ›

There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left. How do you know how old your tires are? There's a code on the sidewall that you can read about here.

What's the best month to buy tires? ›

And here's the secret: Buy your tires in October or April to save the most on your new set of wheels. Tires go on sale in October to encourage consumers to buy before winter and again in April when the weather gets warm enough for people to start thinking about road trips and joy rides.

Who is Continental tires made by? ›

Continental Tires is an entity that operates under the wings of Continental AG, a German company. This means the tire manufacturer is German and not Chinese as many assume. However, there is a Continental Tires manufacturing plant in Hefei, a city in China. The plant is one of the largest in the Asian country.

Are Continental tires good in snow? ›

Continental all-season tires are designed to offer impressive grip on both summer and winter roads and good braking performance on dry and wet roads.

Which TYRE brand is best? ›

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What make are continental Tyres? ›

Continental is a German tyre brand which has an excellent reputation particularly throughout Europe but also further afield.

Are my Continental Tyres run flat? ›

Continental signify that a particular model is a Run Flat tyre by printing SSR at the end of the product model description on the sidewall of the tyre. To check whether the tyres you currently have on your vehicle are Run Flat tyres, check for the letters SSR on the tyre's sidewall.

Is Pirelli a good TYRE brand? ›

Known as one of the three top European tyre makers, Pirelli competes with both Michelin and Continental. Owning the economy tyre brands Courier and Ceat, Pirelli tyres are often as expensive as the top tyre brands Bridgestone and Goodyear. Despite this Pirelli's array of tyres are highly sought after.

Which is the No 1 tyre in world? ›

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What tyres last the longest? ›

Treadwear Findings

Michelin was a standout in our latest tests. The three Michelin models we rated all met or exceeded their mileage warranty. But the longest-wearing tire came from Pirelli. We estimate that the Pirelli P4 FOUR SEASONS Plus could last a whopping 100,000 miles.

Who uses Continental tires? ›

The company's products are also popular with the producers of sports cars and super sports cars such as Porsche, Maserati and AMG. Rolls Royce and Maybach drive on Continental, while electric car manufacturers Audi, Tesla and Renault also rely on the company's products for the contact patch between car and road.

Which car brands use Continental tyres? ›

Here is a list of all tyre patterns available in the brand Continental. Continental has 15 patterns available for Car Tyres. The price of tyres available ranges from ₹ 2,549/- to ₹ 26,714/-.
Continental ContiCrossContact 5 SUV
Tyre SizesCompatible Cars
275/45 R 20Audi Q7, BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne

Does Goodyear own Continental? ›

As a result, all Goodyear Engineered Products are now branded Continental ContiTech. The company is focused on not only delivering the same high-quality products you've come to know from Veyance, but also “raising the bar” on their past successes.

What are the disadvantages of run-flat tires? ›

Run-flat tires won't leave you stranded at the side of the road or force you to dig out your spare and change a tire. They're not perfect, though, as a catastrophic tire failure can leave your car disabled without a spare tire, and run-flat tires are expensive to replace.

Can I change run flats to normal tyres? ›

(And consider whether it may be better to carry a spare.) If you decide you want to replace the run-flats that came on your car with standard tires, it's perfectly fine to mount them on your existing wheels. They'll fit properly so as long as they're the same size.

How long can you drive on Continental run-flat tires? ›

How long can I drive on a Self Supporting Run flat,(SSR) tires? In the event of full pressure loss, limited mobility (no sudden driving maneuver) it is possible to drive for a distance of 50 miles, at a maximum speed of 50 miles per hour.

Is Pirelli better than Michelin? ›

Pirelli and Michelin both offer premium quality designs for passenger cars, SUVs, and motorcycle tires. But if we are talking about the larger catalogue of tires, Michelin is surely better. Especially in the family of touring tires where Michelin has produced a lot namely the Defender, Primacy, and Premier.

Why do Pirelli tires wear so fast? ›

F1 tires wear so fast because drivers use as much of the tire's grip as they possibly can throughout the race. This means the tires are constantly working at high temperature and are subject to rapid degradation in return for reliably high levels of grip through the corners and along the straights.

Who make Continental tyres? ›

Schaeffler Group


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