Questions and Answers for the Continental Sport Contact 6
2016-03-28 - Does the Sport Contact 6 replace the Sport Contact 5?
No, the Sport Contact 6 replaces the 5P, so is currently only available in 19" and above.
2016-05-24 - I want 2X 225/40 R19 93Y sport contact 6 can you tell me does this tyre have rim protection
According to Continental, that size of the Sport Contact 6 does have a rim protector
2016-04-29 - Hello. I want to buy Continental sport contact 6 in size 235/35 r19. Can You tell me what is the weight of one tyre in this size? In Label Scores the weight of one tyre in this size is 13+kilograms! If this information is true Sport contact in this size is really HEAVY. But I don't understand how I could be real, because225/35 R19 88Y XL 9.08kgs235/35 R19 91Y XL 13.25kgs245/35 R19 93Y XL 10.25kgs
We've spoken to Continental and you are correct, our weight is wrong. The correct weight of the 235/35 R19 Sport Contact 6 is 9.431kgs, we will update the site soon.
2017-03-30 - have a rather strange question:I have just purchased brand new original BMW rims with 8.5 "x19" and mounted ContiSportContact 6 in size 245 / 40-19 at them. The hotter the tire become the more there will be an "extra" noise on top of the normal noise from the asphalt. It's like a kind of rung. It sounds just like to drive very extreme high pressure (air). Some claim that with alloy wheels in 19" and more, the rim (aluminum material) that goes in swings and the hotter the tire become the more increases the tire pressure and so goes the rim more and more in swing Is it a phenomenon others have heard of and if so, what can I do to stop the oscillation rim (do the rim sound-dead)?
Unfortunately this isn't something we have experience with. The Continental Sport Contact 6 is a well regarded tyre in regards to comfort and noise, so it's unlikely to be the tyres fault.
2018-04-03 - Hi im looking for bigger tyres for my 2012 gtr r35, i had 255/40/20 and 285/35/20 run flat Bridgestone,Im thinking Conti SC 6 on 275/35/20 and 305/30/20,I know the bigger tyres will fit in wheel arch but will they fit well with the stock wheels ?
Unfortunately I'm unable to advise whether the Sport Contact 6 will fit, I suggest visiting a GTR owners forum and seeing what people have already tried!
2018-06-07 - I have a chrysler crossfire. I want to change all tyres for contisport contact 6. My car is front 225 40 18 front and 255 35 19 rear. Rears I can change but front contisport contact 6 only start 235 40 18 for front. Can I use this size. And if so would I have to change size of rears. Or could i use premium contact 6 on front correct size and contisport 6 on rear. What do you suggest?
I'm afraid I can not recommended either changing away from the OE sizes, or mixing tyres. 225/40 18 should be in the Sport Contact 6 in the future, for now I would either use Premium Contact 6 all round or look at a comparable tyre such as the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.
2018-12-23 - Hi, I am looking for new tyres for fast SUV. I can only choose between Continental SportContact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (there is no 4s in my size). What do you think will be better for spirited driving on normal roads (no track use)? Personally I am leaning more towards Conti because they suppose to be more "sporty". Are SportConact 6 = PS4S and PremiumContact 6 = PS4 competitor??
Yes, that is correct. The SC6 is a great tyre, comparable to the MPS4S, but it can wear quickly in certain applications which is its only drawback.
2018-12-25 - Hi, I have a question regarding real tire width. Previously I used Continental Sport Contact 5P and currently I have Pirelli P Zero. Although both Conti and Pirelli are in the same size which is 295/30R19 the Pirelli is a lot wider. I have to replace tires and wanted to try Conti sportcontact 6. So the question is are SC6 also narrower (like 5P were) than other brands and how are they comparing to Michelin PS4S (are they wider or narrower?) or other brands?? I think this is very important topic and I realised it when I tried different types of tires. The real width is sometimes a lot different than label size. Could you elaborate on that?
All tyres are allowed to be manufactured within a variance of that size. I'm currently just waiting back on hearing exactly what that variance is, however it should never be "a lot", and the variance found will have very little effect on performance as it will be less than changing sizes, check out our tyre width video here.
I'm afraid only Continental will be able to answer where they designed the CSC6 to fit.
2019-05-04 - Hi, I am looking for new tyres for a Boxster. The car is a daily, so wet performance is important. It has PS2s and of the later premium summer tyres, the conti sport contact 6 seems to be the only option. How would you say this compares. Tyre sizes are 235/35/19 and 265/35/19TIA
THe Sport Contact 6 is much better in the wet than the tyres like the PS2.
2020-04-22 - I am currently driving a BMW M2 (5/2017) - weekend car, no track. It came fitted std with the Conti SportContact3*, and I need to replace the rear tyres now, the front ones are still fine (but will need to be replaced in 6-9 months). My understanding is that the SC3* is no longer available. What should I do? (1) Go for the Conti SportContact6 rear only, even if it has no */BMW accreditation (and replacing the front SC3* with the SC6 later) ; (2) Go for the Michelin SP4* rear only for a few months (any issue mixing with the SC3* in the front); or (3) Go with a full set of SC6 without the BMW warranty (any other downside?) or SP4*? All recommendations welcomed!
Watch our M2 UHP tyre test on Youtube, there are plenty of good options.
2021-09-02 - hello i have currently an audi rs6 performance fitted from factory with contis sportcontact 5p 285/30/21 with R01 certification and contisilent tech my rims are 9,5/21inch and i am searching for new tyres...Currently i can not find the csc6 in the same dimensions and the other tyres in 285/30/21 have wider section width 11,4 (pz4 and ps4s) instead of 10,7 (csc5p) the difference is huge and the 9,5 rims are already at their limit...what is your suggestion??For reference in tyre rack the smaller 275/30/21 michelin ps4s has section width of 10,9 and a track width of 9,7and the wider continental sport contact 5p 285/30/21 has section width of 10,7 and a track width of 10 !!!!!THIS MAKE NO SENSE AT ALL please help us because as i see many customers have encountered the same problem
In this case, sticking with OE might be the smartest move to protect the AWD system!
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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).Is Continental a premium TYRE? ›
Continental is a leading premium tyre manufacturer with more than 100 years history providing innovative tyre and driver safety technology.How can you tell if a Continental tire is real? ›
The last four numbers denote the fabrication date of the tire to the nearest week. The first pair of these four numbers identifies the date of manufacture down to the nearest week (which range from “01” to “53”). The last pair of numbers specifies the year of manufacture.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.Are Continental tyres as good as Michelin? ›
Summary. Overall, both Michelin & Continental showed they are capable of making outstanding tires. There is no such general rule that who is better and it all boils down to the tire segment of interest. One thing we know for sure: Michelin & Continental certainly know how to make good tires !Are Continental tyres better than Michelin? ›
From our testing, if you ignore wear, the Continental is objectively the better overall tyre, it is stronger under traction and braking, offers similar cornering grip and is more comfortable than the Michelin. The margin is incredibly slim, but real.Why are Continental tires so good? ›
Continental is committed to producing high-quality tires, which perform according to expectations. Its tires deliver reliable grip, traction, steering response and handling in all types of conditions and surfaces. Also, its tires are highly fuel-efficient, comfortable and durable.Which is better Continental or Bridgestone? ›
Continental tires are a better option for sporty driving. These models are also a better choice for the race track as well as the street. However, if you live in an area which receives more than its fair share of snow, or you do regular off-roading, Bridgestone tires should be on top of your wish list.Are Continental tires good in rain? ›
Continental is known for having excellent wet performance for all their tire lines, and the TrueContact Tour is no exception. Its Eco-Plus Technology uses specially formulated tread compounds and precisely engineered traction grooves to provide best-in-class wet braking and resist hydroplaning.Are Continental Contact tires good? ›
In our 2021 best tires review, we ranked Continental tires seventh overall and gave it a 4.0 out of 5.0-star rating. Continental tires are an excellent option for all-season drivers and are notably safe in wet and dry conditions.
How long do Continental Sport 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.Are Continental tires made in China? ›
Where are Continental Tires made? The Continental Tire Company makes most of its tires in Germany. However, it has a manufacturing plant in the USA, where it produces tires for the American market.Are Continental tyres as good as Bridgestone? ›
Like the rest of the top five tyre brands, Continental's tyres are quite expensive though not as expensive as the others. Providing superb dry grip and excellent wet grip, it's surprising that they are not seen on the same level as Michelin, Goodyear and Bridgestone.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 tires ride rough? ›
Continental tires are a great choice for all-season tire shoppers. They deliver a great all-around performance on dry pavement and wet surfaces. Its tires also deliver optimum safety, excellent braking as well as a smooth and comfortable ride.Is Yokohama or Continental better? ›
Winter tire Continental comes out on top in performance. However, Yokohama once again has many options, including their “greener” tires and they are mostly cheaper. One area where there is a clear winner is the day-to-day tire. The Continental Touring tires are above and beyond superior to Yokohama's Avid tire line.What tire is comparable to Continental? ›
Similar to Continental, Michelin has also outfitted some of its tires with noise-reducing technology, known as the Michelin Acoustic Technology. According to Michelin, this technology works by reducing vibrations when a tire is rolling, resulting in a reduction in cabin noise by approximately 20%.How long should Continental car tyres last? ›
Therefore, check your tyres regularly, reduce your speed on wet and snowy roads and consider replacing your tyres in good time. All tyres (including spare tyres) more than ten years old should be removed from service and replaced with new tyres.Which tire is the best in the world? ›
- Michelin: Best Tires Overall. One of the most popular tire brands in the U.S. and throughout the world, Michelin sells quality tires in virtually every category. ...
- Goodyear: Best for Durability. ...
- Cooper: Most Affordable. ...
- Bridgestone: Best for Run-Flat Tires. ...
- Pirelli: Best for High-Performance.
- Goodyear Efficientgrip 2 SUV Tyres.
- Goodyear Efficientgrip Cargo 2 Tyres.
- Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance 2 Tyres.
- Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 + Tyres.
- Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance + Tyres.
- Goodyear Vector 4seasons G3 Tyres.
- Goodyear Vector 4seasons SUV G3 Tyres.
- Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 Tyres.
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.Is Continental a quiet tire? ›
With noise reducing technology such as this one, engineered by the tire experts at Continental, it is possible that your driving enjoyment will be increased. If you are wondering “Are Continental Tires quiet?” then the answer is yes, because this brand of tires employs the tested Continental ContiSilent technology.Are Continental tires being recalled? ›
Continental Tire is recalling several of its tires manufactured from January 6, 2019, to April 30, 2022. The concern is for the adventure-minded TKC 80 and all-around ContiGo! motorcycle tires.Why do Continental tires have foam in them? ›
A special layer of polyurethane foam is bound to the inner surface of the tire tread, to absorb tire cavity noise and prevent body transmission. In other words, it prevents vibration from being transferred from the tire to the wheel, axle and, eventually, the cabin, reducing the road noise inside the car.What is the number 1 tire brand? ›
According to our research and methodology, the top 10 tire brands are Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Bridgestone, BFGoodrich, Cooper, Yokohama, Pirelli, General and Hankook.What tires are best to prevent hydroplaning? ›
- Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus. Best for Overall. ...
- Michelin Defender T + H. Best rain tires for Performance. ...
- Hankook Ventus V2 Concept2 H457. ...
- Michelin Defender LTX M/S. ...
- Goodyear Assurance All-Season. ...
- Firestone All Season Touring. ...
- Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus. ...
- Nitto Neo Gen.
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 tires are most suitable to prevent hydroplaning? ›
- Continental PureContact LS.
- Michelin CrossClimate 2.
- Continental CrossContact LX25.
- Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 Plus.
- Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4.
- Continental ExtremeContact Sport.
- Pirelli P Zero (PZ4)
- Bridgestone Blizzak WS90.
Last but not least, the Continental PureContact LS boasts one of the quietest touring tires available today. In particular, as some owners of luxury sedans say, the PureContact LS offers a wonderfully smooth driving experience even when driving at 70 km/h.
Does Continental Premium Contact 6 have rim protection? ›
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: C (rolling resistance), A (wet grip), B 71 db (noise level). The presented tyre has the following features: a wheel rim protector (indication of this tyre type depends on the manufacturer)Is Continental the same as Goodyear? ›
Veyance Technologies, which produced many Goodyear Engineered Products over the years, has been purchased by Continental AG, a German firm that bought the company for $1.9 billion. As a result, all Goodyear Engineered Products are now branded Continental ContiTech.Do I need new tires after 2 years? ›
Generally, most tires typically last for three to five years. That's when roughly 12,000 to 15,000 miles are put on the car annually.Are tires still good after 7 years? ›
It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date. 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.What is the average tire life in miles? ›
Your tires should last 50,000 to 60,000 miles on average. But that really depends on the manufacturer. Some manufacturers build their tires to last up to 80,000 miles, while some design their tires to last as little as 30,000 miles. You can see how many miles to expect out of a tire by checking its treadwear rating.What tires are made only in the USA? ›
In fact, there are only two genuine American brands: Goodyear and Cooper. The largest foreign tire companies with plants in the US include Michelin, Pirelli, Continental, Bridgestone, and Yokohama.What is the biggest tire company in the world? ›
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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.Does Continental tires make a Run Flat tire? ›
Continental's self supporting runflat tires are compatible with all standard rims. Thanks to a specially designed reinforced sidewall, they can keep rolling at a speed of 80 km/h for 80 km after being punctured. That means you don't have to pull over to call for help or change a tire.
Is Continental Pro Contact a Run Flat tire? ›
And if you're wondering what SSR stands for, it's "Self Supporting Run Flat". That means these Continental ProContact SSR tires are built with Run-Flat technology, which allows you to temporarily continue driving in the event of a flat tire.Is the Continental ContiProContact a Run Flat tire? ›
The ContiProContact SSR (Self Supporting Runflat) is Continental's Grand Touring All-Season run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture.Are run flats better than normal tyres? ›
In order to keep you moving without air pressure, run-flat tyres are designed with a reinforced sidewall to try and keep the shape of the tyre with the car's weight on top of it. This means that the rubber won't “give” as much, and will be able to keep its shape a lot better than regular tyres.How long do Continental run flats 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.Can you put run flat and regular tires? ›
When switching from run flats to regular tires, you should replace all four tires at once. Mixing run flats and conventional tires should only be done as a temporary Because run flat tires are much stiffer than regular tires, mixing the two can significantly reduce vehicle stability and handling.How far can I drive on a run-flat tire Continental? ›
THE QUICK READ: Run flat tires have evolved to be less expensive, more comfortable on the road and to fit all cars. They are safer than regular tires because they can drive up to 100 miles on a flat.Is there a tire that never goes flat? ›
NO FLAT TIRES – EVER
With airless tires, you never have to worry about your tires leaking because--you knew this was coming--non-pneumatic tires have no air to leak.
As you continue to drive on a flat tire, you will likely do damage to far more than the tire itself. When a tire is flat you aren't driving on the tire, you are driving on the rim. This can grind, damage or bend the rims, which will lead to mandatory repairs and replacements.Is Continental a quiet tire? ›
With noise reducing technology such as this one, engineered by the tire experts at Continental, it is possible that your driving enjoyment will be increased. If you are wondering “Are Continental Tires quiet?” then the answer is yes, because this brand of tires employs the tested Continental ContiSilent technology.Do run-flat tires give a harder ride? ›
Harsher ride: The stiff sidewalls that make a run-flat work also result in a harsher ride. If the vehicle came with run-flat tires from the factory, the automaker usually tunes the suspension to offset the rougher ride. Cost: Run-flat tires are more expensive to replace.
Do run-flat tires seal themselves? ›
“Run-flat tires aren't self-sealing, but if they do get punctured or are damaged in the sidewall they can support the weight of the vehicle and cope with driving up to 50 miles at 50 mph even with zero pressure.”Do run-flat tires wear faster? ›
Even with tougher rubber, run flat tires do wear out quicker than regular tires. Many owners on the AutoGuide Forum Network complained that they were replacing their OEM run-flat tires within 20,000 miles.Why are run-flat tires not repairable? ›
Run-flat tires are not repairable. After significant tire pressure loss, they are only designed to stabilize the vehicle for 50 miles. No puncture repair of these tires is possible. If they are patched up, more likely they will puncture again due to loss of rigidity and uneven wear.Are ContiProContact tires good in snow? ›
The ContiProContact is designed to blend good looks and handling with low noise and a smooth ride while providing all-season versatility and year-round traction, even in light snow.