Continental Sport Contact 3

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 77%
Wear 62%
Comfort 74%
Buy again 68%

The Continental Sport Contact 3 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental Sport Contact 5

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Tyre review data from 239 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 3,175,337 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 EVO Max Performance Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Overall - The ContiSportContact 3s only weakness was a little subjective feel on the road. It dominated the wet tests and was extremely strong in the dry. EVO commented as "an impressively complete performance". The Sport Contact 3 has now been replaced by the Sport Contact 5, which should be an even more impressive tyre.

2011 EVO Winter Tyre Test - 10th of 10 tyres

    2011 Auto Express Ultra High Performance Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

    • Overall - Last years test king, and the now super-seeded Continental Sport Contact 3 had its joint worst result ever finishing in 6th. Like the Bridgestone it was extremely strong in the dry tests with excellent dry braking and a sharp turn in during the handling lap, but was let down by it’s wet performance finishing last during wet cornering. The new Conti Sport Contact 5 should reverse this trend when featured in tyre tests next year.
    Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    195/45 R16 80V   F B 72 7.47kgs
    215/35 R17 83V XL   E B 73 8.33kgs
    195/40 R17 81V XL   E B 71 7.20kgs
    195/40 R17 81V XL   F B 73 7.10kgs
    205/40 R17 84V XL   F B 73  
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   E B 72 8.32kgs
    235/40 R17 0   E B 72  
    255/40 R17 94W   E B 73 10.04kgs
    255/40 R17 94Y   C B 73 10.08kgs
    195/45 R17 81W   E B 72 7.90kgs
    205/45 R17 84V   F B 72 9.50kgs
    205/45 R17 84W   F B 72 9.50kgs
    205/45 R17 84V   F B 72 8.39kgs
    215/45 R17 87V   F B 72  
    215/45 R17 87W   F B 72  
    225/45 R17 91W   E B 72 11.63kgs
    225/45 R17 91W   F B 72  
    225/45 R17 94W XL   E B 73 8.93kgs
    225/45 R17 91V   E B 72 11.63kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   E B 72 11.63kgs
    225/45 R17 91V   F B 72  
    225/45 R17 91W   F B 72 9.32kgs
    235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 73 13.08kgs
    235/45 R17 94W   E B 72 9.66kgs
    235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 73  
    255/45 R17 98W   F B 73 10.89kgs
    205/50 R17 89V   F B 72 9.17kgs
    215/50 R17 95W XL   E B 73 9.22kgs
    215/50 R17 95V XL   E C 73 10.39kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL   C B 73 10.80kgs
    225/50 R17 94V   E B 72 9.38kgs
    225/50 R17 94Y   C B 72 9.65kgs
    235/50 R17 96Y   E A 71 11.12kgs
    235/50 R17 96Y N2 G A 72  
    205/55 R17 91Y N2 G A 72  
    205/55 R17 91Y   F A 71 9.89kgs
    225/35 R18 87W XL   F B 73  
    225/35 R18 0 XL   E B 73  
    255/35 R18 94Y XL   F B 74 11.22kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 74 11.36kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   E B 74 11.16kgs
    275/35 R18 95Y MO G B 73  
    275/35 R18 95Y   E B 73 11.67kgs
    275/35 R18 99Y XL   E B 74 12.19kgs
    285/35 R18 101Y XL   F B 76 12.44kgs
    285/35 R18 0 XL RO1 G B 76  
    225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 73 9.38kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL RO1 G B 73  
    235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72 9.85kgs
    235/40 R18 95W XL   E B 73 10.19kgs
    235/40 R18 91Y   E B 72 10.09kgs
    235/40 R18 91Y   F A 71 9.26kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 73 11.00kgs
    245/40 R18 0 MO G B 72  
    245/40 R18 93Y   F B 71 12.62kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y   F B 72 10.88kgs
    245/40 R18 93Y   E B 72 10.82kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL   F B 74 11.07kgs
    265/40 R18 101Y XL   F A 74 11.70kgs
    275/40 R18 99Y   F C 73 15.84kgs
    225/45 R18 95W XL   E B 73 9.90kgs
    225/45 R18 95W XL   E B 73 12.60kgs
    235/45 R18 98W XL   F B 73 10.90kgs
    235/45 R18 94W   F B 73  
    235/45 R18 94V XL   E B 72 10.50kgs
    245/45 R18 96W   F B 72 11.48kgs
    245/45 R18 96Y   F C 72 14.38kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL   E B 74 11.30kgs
    245/50 R18 100Y N0 G A 72  
    245/50 R18 100Y   F B 72 16.51kgs
    255/55 R18 109Y XL   E B 74 13.77kgs
    315/25 R19 0 XL   F B 76  
    295/30 R19 100Y XL N1 G A 76  
    295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 75 12.87kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 73 10.26kgs
    235/35 R19 87Y   F A 71 9.99kgs
    235/35 R19 0 XL MO F B 73  
    235/35 R19 87Y N1 G A 72  
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   F B 73 11.14kgs
    245/35 R19 0 XL          
    245/35 R19 93Y XL * G B 73  
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   F B 72 11.48kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL   F B 74 10.65kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL   F B 74 12.73kgs
    265/35 R19 94Y   F A 72 11.27kgs
    265/35 R19 94Y N1 G A 73  
    235/40 R19 92W   E B 72 10.23kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL   E B 73  
    235/40 R19 96W XL   E B 73  
    275/40 R19 101W   F B 73 16.72kgs
    285/40 R19 103Y   F A 74 14.23kgs
    285/40 R19 103Y N0 G A 75  
    245/45 R19 98Y   G B 72  
    245/45 R19 98W   F B 72 14.56kgs
    255/45 R19 100Y   E B 72 11.64kgs
    255/45 R19 100Y N0 G A 73  
    255/45 R19 100Y   E A 72 11.89kgs
    325/25 R20 0 XL          
    235/30 R20 0 XL   F B 73  
    265/30 R20 94Y XL RO1 E B 74  
    265/30 R20 94Y XL   F B 74 11.57kgs
    285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 76 12.32kgs
    245/35 R20 95Y XL   E B 72 11.22kgs
    245/35 R20 0 XL   E B 73  
    275/35 R20 102Y XL   E B 74 12.68kgs
    285/35 R20 104Y XL   E B 73 13.75kgs
    285/35 R20 0 XL   F B 76  
    245/40 R20 99Y XL   E B 73 12.07kgs
    265/40 R20 104Y XL   C B 74 12.59kgs
    265/40 R20 104Y XL          
    305/25 R22 0 XL   E B 76  
    265/30 R22 0 XL   E A 74  
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    Available in 39 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top Continental Sport Contact 3 Review

    Given 47% while driving a Audi A4 Quattro 220 bhp TFSI (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
    These tyres came standard on my 2015 A4 S Line, very disappointed, at 22000 km the road noise is unbearable, they are not worn out but i'm so over the noise i'm prepared to drop 2k to get rid of them. (Australian review)
    120 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2016   

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    Renault (205/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    This tyres have not enough grip specially in curve, you can feel how the tire moves on the road outside of curve does not exactly a sport tyre
    5 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2019   
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    Given 69% while driving a Honda Prelude 2.2vtec (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    Bought them used for my vehicle, but despite that they have showed great wet and especially dry grip. For normal everyday driving wear was OK. If you would push them everytime they would go out very quick.
    3 - tyre reviewed on February 22, 2019   
    Given 76% while driving a Renault Clio 172 Cup (195/45 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    These came on my Clio when I bought the car. They are a great all round tyre.

    They did not last a very long time however, around 9,000 miles on the front. However, they were very good up front, and gripped very well in the dry, with a good subjective feel. Clios don't tend to be great with steering communication and these Contis weren' too bad.

    The wet performance was interesting. It felt like it wouldn't grip in the wet at all, especially when they wore close to the limit. However, push on with them and the tyres would surprisingly grip very well in the wet, alot better than the Toyo T1-Rs did with plenty of tread left.

    195/45R16 is a size that has a limited choice for tyres, so for that reason, I'd buy these again. I would next try Uniroyal RainSport 3s in 195/50R15 guise and preferred the car on the Contis straight away.
    1 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2018   
    Given 74% while driving a Opel Vectra C GTS (215/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
    So as i was looking for some new tyres on my opel vectra c gts, searched ar checked diferent tyres, found these continental contisport contact 3 tyres. Checked some reviews and made a decision to buy it, because of the performance they make. Tyres perform very well on dry and specially on wet road (had aquaplaning at 120-130 km/h and almoust hadn't felt, no steering wheel pulling). The grip is very well, at sharp corners goes without any squeek or scream, accelerating from a green light (depending on an engine) will make some spin but immediately grips and pulls away. Now searching for some pilot sport 4's, but would defenitely recommend and buy again.
    1 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2018   

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