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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003

Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Bridgestone Potenza RE003

Here are the key stats for the Continental MaxContact MC6 and Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres, at a glance.
MaxContact MC6Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
Release Date20172015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score74/100N/A


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Continental MaxContact MC6 vs Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 in Australia

The MaxContact MC6 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 has been on the market for about 9 years

The MaxContact MC6 is rated for max performance summer action, however the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres are classified as ultra high performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the MaxContact MC6 and the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the MaxContact MC6 and Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.
MaxContact MC6Potenza Adrenalin RE003
Dry PerformanceExcellentN/A
Wet PerformanceGoodN/A
Overall Score74/100N/A


Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the MaxContact MC6 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres.


Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

MaxContact MC6Potenza Adrenalin RE003
(AA - C)
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)


The MaxContact MC6 tyres have a treadwear rating of 220, which means that they would last 2.2 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.


The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a traction grade of AA (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

The Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the MaxContact MC6 tyres.


In terms of distance, the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres. There is no distance based warranty available for the MaxContact MC6.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!


Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the MaxContact MC6, and all 40 sizes of the Potenza Adrenalin RE003 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

MaxContact MC6 Sizes

205/40 R17 84W XL
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/55 R17 94W XL
215/45 R18 93W XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/50 R18 95W
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/55 R18 104Y XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
245/40 R19 98Y
245/40 R17 95W XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL

Potenza Adrenalin RE003 Sizes

195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87W
195/50 R15 82W
195/50 R16 84V
195/55 R15 85W
205/45 R16 87W
205/50 R17 93W
205/50 R16 87W
205/40 R17 84W
205/55 R15 88W
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R17 88W
215/40 R17 87W
215/50 R17 91W
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 95W
215/45 R18 93W
215/60 R16 95V
215/45 R17 91W
225/40 R18 92W
225/45 R18 95W
225/45 R17 94W
225/50 R17 94W
225/55 R17 97W
225/50 R16 92W
235/45 R18 98W
235/50 R18 101W
235/45 R17 97W
235/35 R19 91W
235/40 R18 95W
245/40 R17 91W
245/45 R18 100W
245/45 R17 99W
245/40 R18 97W
245/35 R19 93W
245/35 R20 95W
245/40 R19 98W
255/35 R18 94W
275/35 R19 100W
275/30 R20 97W
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