Continental Premium Contact 5

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 77%
Wear 58%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 66%

The Continental Premium Contact 5 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Premium Contact 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Premium Contact 6

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Tyre review data from 101 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 1,104,638 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2019 AMS Summer SUV Tyre Test - 7th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Short wet braking, high aquaplaning resistance.
  • Negative - Long dry braking, high levels of understeer in the dry.

2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 9th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry and wet.
  • Negative - High wear.

2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent premium tyre without fault. Good steering and balance in the wet, short wet and dry braking. Quiet.
  • Negative - Expensive.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   E A 70 6.85kgs
175/65 R14 82T   C A 70 6.53kgs
165/70 R14 81T   E A 70 6.30kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E A 71 6.77kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E A 71 6.91kgs
185/55 R15 82H   C A 70 7.40kgs
185/55 R15 82V   C A 70 7.18kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 7.30kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 7.40kgs
185/60 R15 84H   C A 70 7.10kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C A 71 7.54kgs
195/60 R15 88H   C A 71 7.47kgs
195/60 R15 88V   C A 71 7.48kgs
205/60 R15 91H   C A 71 8.62kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C A 71 8.58kgs
175/65 R15 84H   C A 70 6.85kgs
185/65 R15 88T   C A 70 7.22kgs
185/65 R15 88H   C A 70 7.16kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C A 71 7.99kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C A 71 7.76kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   C A 72 7.95kgs
195/65 R15 91V   C A 71 7.81kgs
205/65 R15 94V   C A 71 8.75kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C A 71 8.75kgs
215/65 R15 96H   C A 71 9.29kgs
225/50 R16 92W   C A 71 9.44kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C A 71 7.55kgs
195/55 R16 87T   C A 71 7.67kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.47kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 71 9.60kgs
205/55 R16 91W   C A 71 8.67kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 7.98kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 8.17kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 72 9.45kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71  
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.18kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 71 8.61kgs
215/55 R16 93W   C A 71 8.68kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.65kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C A 71 8.69kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   C A 72 8.69kgs
225/55 R16 95W   C A 71 9.49kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C A 71 8.21kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 8.80kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C A 72  
205/60 R16 92V   C B 71 12.05kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL          
215/60 R16 95W XL   C A 71 9.88kgs
215/60 R16 95V XL   C A 71 10.06kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C A 71 9.42kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C A 72 9.86kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   C A 72 9.87kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71  
215/65 R16 98H   C A 71 9.47kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C B 72 9.25kgs
205/55 R17 95Y XL   B B 72 8.93kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 9.93kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71  
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 11.34kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C A 71 10.05kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 11.31kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   C B 72  
225/55 R17 97W XL   C A 71 11.33kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.09kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.22kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   B B 70 24.90kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 11.30kgs
235/55 R17 103W XL   E A 72 10.71kgs
215/60 R17 96H   C A 71 9.75kgs
225/60 R17 99V   C A 71 11.11kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   C A 71 11.26kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL   B B 71  
235/65 R17 104V XL   C B 71 14.50kgs
235/65 R17 104W          

Questions and Answers for the Continental Premium Contact 5

2018-05-26 - Why does the Continental Premium Contact 5 have a different tyre label rating in the size 195/50r15 when compared to more popular/conventional sizes? Is this an indication that in the less popular size 195/50r15 continental are supplying the last generation tyre? I recall that the previous generation tyre did not rate so well in Autoexpress's 2016 summer tyre test.

The tyre manufacturers update their patterns in staged rollouts. Like you suggest, it's most likely the fact the 195/50 R15 is a low volume size and hasn't had the latest updates the more popular sizes have had.


2018-09-02 - Just noticed on my Premcontact 5's that there are several "TWI" and "x" markings on the circumference of the sidewall. These mark the levels of the 1.6 mm TWI bars and another higher bar respectively. I am now down to the "higher" bar and have around 2.5 mm of tread left. Can't find info as to what these secondary "x" markings signify but seems to be a secondary TWI perhaps set at 2.6 mm or even 3 mm. Anyone know about this and what the depth is??

I don't know officially but I know Continental do recommend changing tyres at 3mm due to the reduction in aquaplaning resistance so it would make sense it's somewhere around this depth.


2018-11-04 - Is there any difference between Continental Premium Contact 5 205/55/16 91V and 205/55/16 91H ? Also why's there more than one 205/55/16 91V tyre for the same manufacturer ?

There might be some construction differences in order for the V rated tyre to have the higher rating. Sometimes there is more than one option due to OE specific fitments or an updated version of the tyre with a newer part number.


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Size Price Range  
185/65 R15 £51.60 - £74.40 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £52.20 - £70.93 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £53.00 - £76.80 (34 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £61.60 - £95.10 (50 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 28 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Continental Premium Contact 5 Review

Given 70% while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 15,000 average miles
Great grip on dry roads, acceptable car grips in the wet but with a negative part about wear.
288 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   

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Given 57% while driving a Kia Motors Stonic (205/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
Tyres fitted from car manufacturer. 13000 km so far, basic tyre. They don' t justify the "premium" (I imagine only the price is premium). Very good in dry conditions. Stong tyre without damages. On the other hand they are noisy and in wet conditions not a trustworthy tyre. ABS is energised very soon in rainny conditions. Slippery and no good in turns (wet). I think the most accurate review will be on 30000km
1 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2019   
Given 46% while driving a Peugeot 307 (205/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 11,000 average miles
Had them on for approximately 15.000km for four years on mostly city driving. They were always inflated to 2,4bars all around as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer

They came down to 3,8mm of tread with no particular harsh driving or load for that matter.

I replaced them mainly due to comfort issues.

The pros:
- excellent grip in the dry
- excellent grip in the wet
- predictable handling
- normal price for a premium manufacturer

The cons:
- feedback, the steering wheel felt like it was sitting on an air bubble, regardless of road conditions.
- comfort, as after two years and about 7.500km they became rock solid, with no impact on grip, though
- aquaplanning, they were simply adequate, no exciting moments here
- wear, I guess there is a price to pay for excellent grip and here it comes. It's APPALING. Be prepared to see
rubber vanishing into thin air even with a mild driving style.

Conclusion : I wouldn't recommend them, mainly because of extremely high wear and lack of comfort
1 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2019   
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Given 60% while driving a Mercedes Benz E 200 ( W210 ) (205/65 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 31 average miles
I drive in a conservative way,using my car mostly in town and motorways. But after 2.5 years and 30.000km, it is extremely difficult to control my car on wet road. The Continental dealer in my region told me that this is a common problem for this tyre since their wear is low and suggested me to buy new.
( I live in Greece and the car is parked in a garage )
2 - tyre reviewed on October 24, 2019   
Given 67% while driving a Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (195/60 R15 H) on mostly town for 7,000 average miles
Less than 15000km,mostly in town-and i need a new tyres!
1 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2019   

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