Continental premium contact 6| Duo of Comfort & Performance

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Continental premium contact 6

Max Performance Summer

Get the blend of touring tires’ comfort and performance tires’ grip/handling with this continental premium contact 6. The best tire to enjoy the fast rides of tracks without compromising on the comfortable and smooth durable rides.

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Quick highlights

Tire type Max Performance Summer
Price range$187-$400
Run-flat Yes
Ply rating 4-ply rated
Vehicles typePerformance Sedans & Crossovers
Terrain support Dry and wet

The continental premium contact 6 is a successor of two continental tires including premium contact 5 and sports contact 5. Premium contact is a very good and famous tire in the grand touring category while sport contact is in the performance tires category. 

German manufacturer continental comes up with an idea to merge both of these series into one tire and come up with a tire that delivers both the peace and comfort of on-road with victorious performance on the track. 

This continental premium contact 6 delivers a comfortable ride with better fuel mileage on everyday city roads with proper handling and confident traction, grip, and cornering on fast tracks of the wet and dry. All of that is possible due to the advanced technology which continental is very known for with the properly engineered treadwear to give you a durable and long-lasting performance in the long run. 

It is a good tire for all performance-oriented drivers who are looking for a tire that wins both on roads and fast tracks drives. With run-flat technology; it will be a safe tire to frequently drive without worrying about the pressure of the tire until you reach your destination securely. 

Pros
  • Performance tire for tracks and everyday rides.
  • Perfect handling and response on fast tracks.
  • Excellent grip, cornering, and traction on roads and tracks
  • Comfortable and quiet rides all year round.
  • Low rolling resistance for better fuel mileage.
Cons
  • Low treadwear rated tire
  • No treadwear warranty
  • Not driveable on snow or near freezing temperature.

Comparison with premium contact 5

The continental premium contact 5 is a summer touring tire for everyday comfortable and smooth city road rides. Compared to premium contact 6; it is not a good tire for rushing on tracks due to the treadwear and footprint design of treadwear. 

Along with tracks and high-speed performance; premium contact 6 is better when it comes to on-road comfort and noise; because of noise reduction technology, premium contact 6 is a far quieter and more comfortable tire on roads. With that, the sidewall footprint patterns and treadwear design; the tire delivers excellent performance on fast tracks with better gripping, handling, and cornering without compromising on noise and comfort. 

Lower rolling resistance keeps the engine less engaged which improves fuel mileage with run-flat tread wear which keeps your car moving for 50 miles without changing a tire in between your route. These are some of the improvements that continental has made since premium contact 5. 

New features and technology

Continental premium contact comes up with some of the innovative technologies that improve its overall performance with a safe and secure ride all year long. Premium contact 6 features ContiSeal and ContiSilent technology of continental that keeps the tire rolling even if there is a puncture on the tire with the quietest treadwear performance.

ContiSeal keeps the tire shoulders over car wheels no matter how bad the puncture is, while ContiSilent technology minimizes the noise by featuring a cushion on its inner compound that helps reduce the treadwear noise for a comfortable and safe ride. 

The SSR is a run-flat technology of continental that is also available on its previous models. It is a self-supporting reinforced sidewall that keeps the sidewalls of the tire running even after the complete deflation. It obsoletes the need for spare wheels which improves the fuel mileage while also providing you an efficient and safe ride all year round.  

Tire specifications

Speed ratingV-Y/146-186Mph
Load index99-108/ 1709-2205 lbs
OriginUSA/Germany
Max. PSI50-51 psi
Rim diameter inches19”-22”

The tire has an excellent speed rating for performance cars with moderate weight carrying capability which is enough for any sedan and crossover. Along with that; the tire is rated 280 on the treadwear scale which is not good but usuall in the max performance tires category. Also, the tire has ranked AA and A in traction and temperature test which is perfect to enjoy confident traction without getting your tire heated up by the heat of the terrain

Treadwear design and durability

The continental premium contact features 3 grooves channel for water to squish and resist hydroplaning with tread blocks sipes and sidewalls footprint design to give smooth handling, comfort, and cornering at the fast tracks. 

The symmetrical treadwear contacts the ground evenly to promote stable and responsive handling while also adding extra miles on treadwear. The internal cushions bead with noise reduction technology improves tire comfort by providing a quiet ride in wet and dry conditions of the road.  

Compared to grand touring tires, this tire has a very bad treadwear rating; however, when compared to performance tires it has average treadwear durability which will make you drive with it for over 20k miles which is good enough for any max performance tires. 

Tire performance factors

Dry Traction & Grip
90%
Wet Traction & Grip
95%
Ride Comfort
85%
Road Noise
85%
Cornering & Handling
90%
treadwear durability
70%

Dry grip and handling

When it comes to dry terrains of the summer season; the continental premium contact 6 delivers one of the best performances that you cannot match in this category of tires. Due to footprint blocks and tread patterns; the tire gives responsive handling with excellent traction, grip, and cornering even at the highest speed. 

Wet grip and handling

Similarly, the tire provides significant performance in wet conditions of the terrain. Due to its grooves channels; the tire resists aquaplaning while providing grip and fast brakes for a safe and secure ride in the rain. 

Treadwear comfort and noise 

Along with performance the premium contact 6 has a very comfortable treadwear due to internal cushions and belts on the treadwear. Also, the ContiSilent technology reduces the nose of treadwear even when the tire is rolling at high speed so that you can enjoy a smooth, comfortable, and quiet ride all year long. 

Cornering and stability

The symmetrical tread design and footprint sidewalls blocks keep the tire contact evenly with the ground to promote stability while driving with confident cornering at high-speed tracks; while also maintaining responsive handling to handle the situation properly. 

Is it a good tire for you

If you are someone who loves to rush on tracks usually while also driving on city roads for work then this tire could be your first priority. It is a good tire for achieving performance on both terrains while improvising the fuel mileage of your car. However, if you are not the type of guy who loves fast rides; then touring tires will be the right option for your driving style. 

If you can compromise with the low tread life, higher price, and restrain from winter rides; then continental premium contact can be on your wishlist. But if you can not compromise with any of these things then it would be better for you to choose other category tires that fulfill your driving desires. 

Final words

Continental premium contact 6 is a good blend of touring and performance tires; so no matter if it is a wet and dry road of terrain or tracks it will give you a comfortable ride with a confident and safe ride for many miles. With advanced technology, run-flat treadwear, and responsive handling you can achieve the best performance on tracks and roads with the assurance of a safe and secure ride all day long.

About the author

Hadie Erfan

Hadie has been working as a tire professional in the automobile industry for over 5+ years. His experience helps him identify the right tire and how it will perform with different vehicles. when he is not working he likes to drive sports cars on tracks to feel the fresh blow of air after stressful nights of work.

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