Continental PremiumContact 6 is an asymmetric summer tire that the German tire maker designed for a wide range of vehicles from mid-class passenger cars to SUVs. A premium 2017 model that could bridge the gap between the excellent handling response of sports car tires and tires that deliver exceptional ride comfort.
The Continental PremiumContact 6 tire can be deservedly considered to be the perfect symbiosis between and the inheritor of two models at once — ContiPremiumContact 5 and ContiSportContact 5, which over the years of their manufacture gained an excellent reputation both on the aftermarket and as OEM equipment. Like its predecessors, the ContiSportContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5, the new PremiumContact 6 offers top-class braking performance, particularly on wet roads, the company says.
On the EU Tire Label, the new Premium Contact 6 has the top «A» rating for wet grip, across all vehicle segments. This was achieved largely due to a new synthetic amorphous silica compound, which also extends tread life and reduces rolling resistance.
In addition to optimizing the tread compound formula of the PremiumContact 6, the developers also improved its tread design. As a result, the new PremiumContact 6 has a 15 percent improvement in mileage compared to its predecessor, and at the same time interior and exterior tire/road noise is down by as much as ten percent.
Along with the high requirements in terms of safety and comfort, another key development focus was on delivering a sporty handling response across all car models. To this end, the tire technologists adopted the shoulder design of the high-tech SportContact 6 tire and combined it with asymmetrical tread rib geometry. This «advanced macro-block design» employs long shoulder blocks that support one another, providing additional grip. The resultant complex block structure in the tyre shoulder is capable of transferring even very high forces, like those generated under cornering, extremely effectively.
The renewed asymmetrical rib structure in the tread delivers a similar level of performance in transferring lateral guidance forces. This endows the PremiumContact 6 with handling properties that are 3% better than those of the ContiSportContact 5.
Thus, we cannot but agree with the manufacturer that the Continental PremiumContact 6 tire is all about «safety without compromise». Compared to the tires of previous generations, it is not only safer on wet and dry pavement, but also ensures better fuel efficiency, longer tread life, and better ride comfort.
- This tire replaced Continental / ContiPremiumContact 5
- Available Sizes in Line: 265
Original Equipment (OE) tires
- Year Released: 2016
- Regions for sale: USA+, Canada, Europe, Russia+, Japan, Middle East, Africa, Oceania