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Continental - summer tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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In our quest to provide insightful and comprehensive tire reviews, we've thoroughly analyzed the latest offerings in the Continental summer tire lineup. Our selection process has been meticulous, focusing on those tires that have demonstrated exceptional performance across various tests. In this context, we will delve into the Continental PremiumContact 7 and the Continental SportContact 7, both of which have shone in recent evaluations and replaced previous generations, namely the PremiumContact 6 and the SportContact 6, respectively.


The Continental PremiumContact 7, following its predecessors the PremiumContact 6 and ContiPremiumContact 5, has cemented its place as a top contender in the touring tire segment. Garnering attention in 2024 from prestigious organizations like Vibilagare, ACE, Sport Auto, and Automotorsport, this tire has been universally lauded for its impressive grip on both wet and dry surfaces, superior handling, and high levels of safety. Specifically, Sport Auto highlighted its agility, stability, and unparalleled control in wet conditions, alongside excellent aquaplaning protection. Automotorsport praised its outstanding wet grip and reliable performance in dry corners. However, some critiques were aimed at its slightly louder road noise and less efficient fuel economy due to higher rolling resistance.


On the performance frontier, the Continental SportContact 7 has outshone its predecessors — the SportContact 6, SportContact 5, and SportContact 3 — emerging as a benchmark in the ultra-high performance (UUHP) tire category. Its exceptional achievements in tests conducted by AutoBild, SportAuto, Automotorsport, and Autozeitung in 2023 and 2024 praised its precise steering, dynamic handling on both wet and dry roads, and excellent braking capabilities. Despite some minor notes on increased road noise and marginal aquaplaning performance in corners, the tire's overall balance and grip levels were celebrated.


Both the Continental PremiumContact 7 and SportContact 7 exemplify the cutting-edge innovation and uncompromising quality that Continental is known for. They have consistently proven their merit in multiple tests, establishing new benchmarks for touring and UUHP summer tires, respectively. Whether you prioritize touring comfort or seek the adrenaline rush of a UUHP tire, Continental's latest offerings provide compelling choices that cater to a wide spectrum of driver needs and preferences.

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Continental summer tyres recommended in tests

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly European autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingTest resultsAchievementsDimensionsPrice from
1 Continental SportContact 7
85.9%
93.9%
78.3%
2024:
1. Autobild
2023:
1. Autobild
1. Automotorsport
1. Autozeitung
1. Gute-Fahrt
1. SportAuto
Dry braking Wet braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1
2 Continental PremiumContact 7
94.5%
94.6%
82.5%
2024:
1. ACE
1. ADAC
2. Autobild
1. Autobild
2. Autobild
1. Automotorsport
1. Autozeitung
1. Sport Auto
1. Vibilagare
Wet braking Dry braking Wet handling Dry handling Wet circle cornering …+1
3 Continental PremiumContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental PremiumContact 7
86%
92.3%
80.7%
2023:
2. Automotorsport
2022:
1. ADAC
7. Autobild
4. AutoMotorSport
2. Promobil
8. Tyre Reviews
4. Tyre Reviews
Wet braking Dry braking Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+1
4 Continental UltraContact
2023:
7. ADAC
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Mileage Exterior noise …+1
5 Continental EcoContact 6 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 7
62%
78.8%
85%
2022:
8. ADAC
19. Autobild
23. Autobild
7. Autozeitung
Fuel efficiency Exterior noise Rolling resistance Dry handling Mileage …+1

Continental - Model comparison (2024)

1. Continental SportContact 7

/100%
Tested 6x in 2024, 9x in total.
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
Minuses:
    -
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2. Continental PremiumContact 7

/100%
Tested 15x in 2024, 15x in total.
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
  • High drive-by noise levels
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3. Continental PremiumContact 6

/87%
Tested 2x in 2024, 36x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
  • High drive-by noise levels
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4. Continental UltraContact

/75%
Tested 1x in 2024, 1x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -
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Other Continental summer tyres

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameDimensionsPrice from
1 Continental CrossContact H/T
2 Continental PremiumContact C
3 Continental 4X4 SportContact
4 Continental Crosscontact Lx20
5 Continental VancoCamper
6 Continental SportContact 5P SUV
7 Continental PremiumContact 5 SUV
8 Continental EcoContact 6 SUV
9 Continental ContiTrac SUV
10 Continental Contact CT 22
11 Continental EcoContact EP
12 Continental CrossContact LX
13 Continental Conti.eContact Electro
14 Continental LM90
15 Continental UltraContact
16 Continental sContact
17 Continental Contisportcontact 5P
18 Continental Hcs
19 Continental Htr2
20 Continental EcoContact 6 Q
21 Continental CrossContact RX
22 Continental SportContact 3 ! Newer model available: Continental SportContact 5
23 Continental SportContact
24 Continental SportContact 6 SUV
25 Continental CrossContact LX Sport
26 Continental SportContact 2
27 Continental PremiumContact
28 Continental PremiumContact 2
29 Continental 4X4 Contact
30 Continental EcoContact 3 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6
31 Continental VanContact Eco
32 Continental VancoContact 2
33 Continental Vanco 2
34 Continental VanContact 100
35 Continental ContiEcoContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6
36 Continental EcoContact 5 ! Newer model available: Continental EcoContact 6
37 Continental CrossContact AT
38 Continental Contact CST17

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