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Continental PremiumContact 6

Continental PremiumContact 6 Review - Worth Buying? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the PremiumContact 6, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
Overall Score88/100

Pricing

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Continental PremiumContact 6 in Australia

This offering by Continental has been around in Australia for about 8 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 267 sizes.

This premium touring summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The PremiumContact 6 Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 188 sizes of the PremiumContact 6 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$41 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The PremiumContact 6 tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $41 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the PremiumContact 6 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the PremiumContact 6 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The PremiumContact 6 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the PremiumContact 6 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (72 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The PremiumContact 6 tyres produce 72.1 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the PremiumContact 6 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the PremiumContact 6 scores 5 out of 5 for comfort.

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Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, the PremiumContact 6 would theoretically last 2.8 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

Traction

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.

These tyres score a grade of AA.

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.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these premuim touring summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 88 out of 100, the PremiumContact 6 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 280
  • Traction: AA (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 267 sizes of the PremiumContact 6 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
185/65 R15 88H
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/65 R15 91H
195/65 R15 91V
205/40 R18 86Y XL
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/40 R18 86Y
205/55 R16 91H
205/45 R17 88V
205/55 R19 97V
205/60 R16 96H
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/50 R17 93Y XL
205/40 R17 84Y XL FR
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/55 R19 97V XL
205/40 R17 84Y
205/55 R16 91V
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/45 R16 83W
205/55 R17 95V
205/40 R18 86W
205/45 R17 88W
205/40 R18 86W XL
205/50 R17 89V
205/50 R16 87W
205/50 R17 93Y
215/50 R17 95Y
215/40 R18 89Y
215/45 R18 93Y
215/65 R16 98H
215/65 R17 99V
215/60 R16 99V XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
215/40 R17 87Y XL
215/45 R17 87Y
215/45 R18 93Y XL
215/55 R18 99V
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/55 R18 95H
215/50 R17 91Y
215/50 R17 95Y XL
215/45 R17 91Y
215/50 R17 91V
215/60 R17 96V
215/45 R18 93H
215/55 R17 94V
215/40 R17 87Y
215/45 R17 87V
215/45 R17 91Y XL
225/55 R19 103V XL
225/55 R18 98V
225/55 R18 98H
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/55 R17 97Y
225/45 R19 92W
225/50 R18 95W
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/50 R17 98Y
225/50 R18 99W XL
225/55 R17 101Y
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/50 R16 92Y
225/55 R19 103V
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/55 R17 97W
225/45 R17 94Y
225/40 R18 92W
225/55 R19 99V
225/45 R19 96W
225/50 R18 99W
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/40 R20 94Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y
225/60 R18 104V XL FR
225/60 R18 104V
225/45 R18 95V XL
225/45 R17 91Y
225/55 R19 103Y
225/50 R17 94W
225/40 R18 92Y XL FR
225/50 R17 94V
225/50 R17 94Y
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/55 R19 103Y XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/45 R17 91V
225/40 R18 92Y
225/50 R19 100W XL
235/50 R18 101H
235/50 R18 101Y XL
235/40 R18 91Y
235/40 R19 96Y
235/50 R18 97V
235/45 R18 94Y
235/40 R19 96W XL
235/45 R19 99V
235/50 R19 99W
235/45 R20 100W XL
235/50 R19 99V
235/65 R19 109W XL
235/50 R18 101H XL
235/55 R17 103W
235/50 R19 103Y
235/45 R17 97Y
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/60 R17 102V
235/60 R18 107V
235/45 R17 94Y
235/60 R16 100W
235/50 R18 101Y
235/55 R18 100H
235/45 R20 100W
235/55 R19 105V
235/55 R18 100W
235/55 R17 103W XL FR
235/35 R19 91Y
235/60 R18 107V XL
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/60 R19 107V XL
235/50 R19 103Y XL
235/65 R19 109W
235/40 R18 95Y
235/60 R18 103V
235/50 R19 103V XL
235/45 R18 98Y
235/45 R19 99V XL FR
235/50 R19 103V
235/55 R18 100V
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R19 96W
235/55 R19 105V XL FR
235/45 R18 94V
235/45 R18 98W
235/45 R18 98Y XL
235/45 R17 94W
245/40 R19 98Y
245/45 R18 96Y
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/55 R17 106H
245/50 R18 100Y
245/45 R20 103V XL
245/45 R21 104Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y
245/45 R19 102Y XL FR
245/45 R19 98Y
245/40 R20 99Y
245/50 R19 101Y
245/45 R17 99Y
245/40 R17 95Y XL
245/40 R20 99V XL
245/45 R17 95Y
245/45 R18 100Y
245/40 R17 91Y
245/45 R19 (98Y)
245/55 R17 106H XL FR
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R20 103Y
245/45 R21 104Y
245/40 R18 97Y
245/45 R19 102V XL FR
245/45 R20 99V
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/45 R20 99W
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/45 R20 103Y XL
245/40 R20 99V
245/50 R18 104H
245/45 R19 102V
245/40 R17 95Y
245/40 R21 100Y
245/50 R18 104H XL
245/40 R21 100Y XL
245/40 R18 93Y
245/50 R20 105V XL
255/45 R18 103Y
255/50 R20 109H
255/45 R20 105Y
255/55 R20 110Y XL FR
255/50 R20 109Y XL FR
255/45 R20 105W
255/45 R20 105V
255/60 R18 112V XL
255/60 R17 106V
255/50 R20 109Y
255/55 R19 111H
255/55 R18 109Y XL
255/55 R20 110V
255/55 R20 110W
255/45 R21 105V XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL FR
255/40 R22 103V
255/40 R18 99Y XL
255/50 R20 109H XL
255/45 R18 99Y FR
255/55 R18 109Y
255/50 R19 107Y XL FR
255/45 R20 105V XL
255/35 R18 94Y
255/55 R19 111V XL FR
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/55 R19 111V
255/45 R20 105Y XL
255/60 R18 112V
255/55 R20 110V XL FR
255/40 R22 103V XL
255/55 R19 111H XL
255/45 R20 105H
255/50 R19 107Y
255/40 R17 94Y FR
255/45 R20 105H XL
265/45 R21 108H
265/50 R19 110Y XL
265/50 R19 110Y
265/40 R21 105Y
265/40 R22 106V XL
265/50 R20 111V
265/40 R21 105Y XL
265/55 R19 113Y XL
265/45 R21 108H XL
265/55 R19 113Y
265/50 R20 111V XL FR
275/40 R19 (101Y)
275/40 R19 101Y
275/55 R19 111W
275/35 R22 104Y XL
275/45 R20 110Y XL
275/45 R20 110Y
275/40 R22 107Y
275/50 R21 113Y
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/40 R18 103Y
275/40 R20 106Y
275/40 R21 107V XL
275/50 R20 113Y
275/35 R20 102Y
275/40 R20 106Y XL
275/50 R20 113Y XL
275/50 R21 113Y XL
275/45 R19 108Y XL
275/35 R22 104Y
275/55 R17 109V
275/45 R19 108Y
275/40 R21 107V
275/40 R21 107Y XL
275/40 R21 107Y
275/35 R19 100Y
275/45 R21 107V
285/50 R20 116W
285/45 R22 114Y
285/45 R21 113Y
285/45 R20 112H
285/40 R21 109H XL
285/50 R20 116W XL
285/45 R20 112H XL
285/45 R22 114Y XL
295/45 R20 114W XL
295/45 R20 114W
315/30 R22 107Y XL
315/45 R21 116Y
315/30 R22 107Y
315/35 R22 111Y
315/35 R21 111Y
325/40 R22 114Y
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