1. Continental PremiumContact 6 Premium2. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Premium
In this comparison, we will look at two popular summer tyres: the Continental PremiumContact 6 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4. These tyres have been compared in various tests by different organizations, and we will summarize their strengths and weaknesses based on the collected data.
The Continental PremiumContact 6 is a touring tyre with an overall rating of 90%. It is manufactured in Slovakia, Germany and the Czech Republic, and replaces the previous model, the Continental ContiPremiumContact 5. Some tests where this tyre performed well include Autobild (position 8 out of 53), AutoMotorSport (position 3 out of 11), and Autozeitung (position 2 out of 6), where it received praises for dry handling, comfort, and rolling resistance. However, it scored lower in tests for aquaplaning resistance and wet braking. This tyre has been replaced by the Continental PremiumContact 7.
On the other hand, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has an overall rating of 94% and is produced in Spain and Germany. It replaces the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 and has been succeeded by the Michelin Pilot Sport 5. This tyre performed well in most tests, including Autobild (position 2 out of 53), AutoMotorSport (position 2 out of 11), and Autozeitung (position 1 out of 6). The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 excels in dry braking, handling, and comfort while also being praised for wet handling and aquaplaning resistance. Its weaknesses include a higher price tag and narrower wet grip limits than some competitors.
When considering the Continental PremiumContact 6 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, we can conclude that the Michelin tyre has a slight edge in most tests, especially in dry and wet performance. However, the Continental tyre offers a more comfortable ride, lower rolling resistance and better value. It's essential to consider your driving preferences and budget when choosing between these two Continental and Michelin summer tyres.