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Continental ExtremeContact DW

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– A satisfied driver wrote that tire was very stable at highway speeds.
– The purchaser said that the tire provided a sure grip on wet roads.
– A happy driver wrote the tires were quiet.

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– One disappointed driver said the tires didn't worth the money he paid because of the noise.
– One driver complained that the tires were wearing out fast.

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Description

A premium ultra-high performance summer tire tuned for drivers seeking extreme grip in dry and wet conditions without sacrificing tread life and a comfortable ride. The ExtremeContact DW is a powerful maximum performance summer tire designed with sports car enthusiasts in mind.The specially enginnered tread design maximizes traction and road contact in dry and wet conditions, along with excellent cornering stablity and responsiveness.

Dynamic temperature distribution technology also reduces tread distortion and improves treadwear and rolling resistance, extending tread life. Whether it's a long drive on the freeway or a weekend winding along the back roads, the ExtremeContact DW handles the road with precision and confidence.

  • Excellent wet grip and resistance to hydroplaning
  • Silica-based, high-grip tread compound
  • Smooth ride, even at high speeds

Latest News

  • May 11, 2016
    Video

    BMW M3 Continental ExtremeContact DW

    Helicopter View: Dry Handling BMW M3 Continental ExtremeContact DW

  • Jun 23, 2015
    Video

    Continental ExtremeContact DW Tire Review and Drive

    Testing my new Continental ExtremeContact DW tires with a little spirited driving in my Dodge Charger R/T. I did so many hours of searching for a tire that gives good performance and also won't break the bank; these were my winning result.

  • Jan 18, 2015
    Video

    Continental ExtremeContact DW tire review!!

    This is my review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW tire. This is hands down the BEST tire I have ever drove on and have ever had on my VW Jetta 1.8T


Latest Reviews

17 May, 2019 11:10 by Bryce
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
Excellent cornering/braking grip and very stable in high speed (55+) avoidance maneuvers.
What is bad?
Too loud on my 2007 Lexus IS350. Some road surfaces make little noise at all, but newer asphalt seems to be loudest.
Comments
Wet grip and hydroplaning resistance still good with only 4-5/32s of tread remaining.  Only deeper standing water in road troughs makes any difference in traction.  I have gotten 38,000+ miles with the first 5-6/32" of treadwear.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Summer
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
Width
205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 305 / 315 / 325 / 335 mm
Aspect Ratio
25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph) ... Z (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Continental ExtremeContact DW Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W
R16 225/50 R16 92W 225/50 R16 92W
R16 225/55 R16 95W 225/55 R16 95W
R17 205/45 R17 88W 205/45 R17 88W
R17 205/50 R17 93W 205/50 R17 93W
R17 215/45 R17 91W 215/45 R17 91W
R17 225/45 R17 91W 225/45 R17 91W
R17 225/50 R17 94W 225/50 R17 94W
R17 235/45 R17 94W 235/45 R17 94W
R17 235/50 R17 96W 235/50 R17 96W
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W
R17 245/45 R17 95Y 245/45 R17 95Y
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W
R17 255/45 R17 98W 255/45 R17 98W
R17 275/40 R17 98W 275/40 R17 98W
R17 285/40 R17 100W 285/40 R17 100W
R18 215/40 R18 89Y 215/40 R18 89Y
R18 225/40 R18 92Y 225/40 R18 92Y
R18 225/45 R18 91Y 225/45 R18 91Y
R18 235/40 R18 95Y 235/40 R18 95Y
R18 235/50 R18 97Y 235/50 R18 97Y
R18 245/35 R18 92Y 245/35 R18 92Y
R18 245/40 R18 97Y 245/40 R18 97Y
R18 245/45 R18 100Y 245/45 R18 100Y
R18 255/35 R18 94Y 255/35 R18 94Y
R18 255/40 R18 99Y 255/40 R18 99Y
R18 255/45 R18 103Y 255/45 R18 103Y
R18 265/35 R18 97Y 265/35 R18 97Y
R18 265/40 R18 101Y 265/40 R18 101Y
R18 275/35 R18 95Y 275/35 R18 95Y
R18 285/30 R18 93Y 285/30 R18 93Y
R18 285/35 R18 101Y 285/35 R18 101Y
R18 285/40 R18 101Y 285/40 R18 101Y
R18 295/35 R18 99Y 295/35 R18 99Y
R19 225/35 R19 88Y 225/35 R19 88Y
R19 225/40 R19 93Y 225/40 R19 93Y
R19 225/45 R19 92W 225/45 R19 92W
R19 235/35 R19 91Y 235/35 R19 91Y
R19 245/35 R19 93Y 245/35 R19 93Y
R19 245/40 R19 98Y 245/40 R19 98Y
R19 245/45 R19 98Y 245/45 R19 98Y
R19 255/30 R19 91Y 255/30 R19 91Y
R19 255/35 R19 96Y 255/35 R19 96Y
R19 255/40 R19 100Y 255/40 R19 100Y
R19 265/30 R19 93Y 265/30 R19 93Y
R19 265/35 R19 94Y 265/35 R19 94Y
R19 275/30 R19 96Y 275/30 R19 96Y
R19 275/35 R19 100Y 275/35 R19 100Y
R19 275/40 R19 101Y 275/40 R19 101Y
R19 285/30 R19 98Y 285/30 R19 98Y
R19 285/35 R19 99Y 285/35 R19 99Y
R19 305/30 R19 102Y 305/30 R19 102Y
R19 325/30 R19 101Y 325/30 R19 101Y
R20 245/40 R20 99Y 245/40 R20 99Y
R20 245/45 R20 103Y 245/45 R20 103Y
R20 255/35 R20 97Y 255/35 R20 97Y
R20 275/35 R20 102Y 275/35 R20 102Y
R20 275/40 R20 106Y 275/40 R20 106Y
R20 315/35 R20 110Y 315/35 R20 110Y
R20 335/25 R20 99Y 335/25 R20 99Y
R21 245/35 R21 96Y 245/35 R21 96Y

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17 May, 2019 11:10 by Bryce
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
Excellent cornering/braking grip and very stable in high speed (55+) avoidance maneuvers.
What is bad?
Too loud on my 2007 Lexus IS350. Some road surfaces make little noise at all, but newer asphalt seems to be loudest.
Comments
Wet grip and hydroplaning resistance still good with only 4-5/32s of tread remaining.  Only deeper standing water in road troughs makes any difference in traction.  I have gotten 38,000+ miles with the first 5-6/32" of treadwear.

Questions and Answers

  • May 11, 2016
    Video

    BMW M3 Continental ExtremeContact DW

    Helicopter View: Dry Handling BMW M3 Continental ExtremeContact DW

  • Jun 23, 2015
    Video

    Continental ExtremeContact DW Tire Review and Drive

    Testing my new Continental ExtremeContact DW tires with a little spirited driving in my Dodge Charger R/T. I did so many hours of searching for a tire that gives good performance and also won't break the bank; these were my winning result.

  • Jan 18, 2015
    Video

    Continental ExtremeContact DW tire review!!

    This is my review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW tire. This is hands down the BEST tire I have ever drove on and have ever had on my VW Jetta 1.8T

  • Dec 01, 2014
    Video

    Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile - Timed Lap

    On a well-worn runway at the Coleman A. Young airport in Detroit, Road & Track simulates the real world of broken, imperfect roads -- the Motown Mile. During the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile, two BMW club drivers experience the difference between Original Equipment and performance tires with a timed mile lap around the punishing course.

  • Dec 01, 2014
    Video

    Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile - Slalom

    This is the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile. Two BMW club drivers experience the difference between Original Equipment and performance tires as they take the corners in both wet and dry conditions during slalom testing on the specially designed runway course at the Coleman A.

  • Dec 01, 2014
    Video

    Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile - Braking

    From the city of Detroit, cutting edge tire technology meets high performance driving during the Tire Rack Challenge at the Motown Mile. Two BMW club members experience how tires affect braking when they compare Original Equipment tires to performance tires on this specially designed test course at Coleman A.

  • Aug 14, 2014
    Video

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  • Jul 14, 2011
    Video

    Tested: Max Performance Summer Clash of the Titans | Tire Rack

    Recently, two titans in the tire world launched new Max Performance Summer tires: Bridgestone and their Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Michelin with the Pilot Super Sport. Both are long-awaited replacements for very capable and popular products from each brand. How do they compare to the other heavy hitters in the category?

  • Dec 03, 2010
    Video

    Tested: Max Performance Summer Tires I Tire Rack

    In Max Performance Summer tires, high traction levels are paramount and some refinement in road manners is also critical. Low profile sizes, high speed ratings, and O.E. fitments on some of the world's best vehicles are hallmarks of the category. Kumho's new Ecsta LE Sport takes on the top tires in the category in our recent test.

  • Sep 09, 2009
    Video

    Tested: Max Performance Summer Tires Tuned for North American Drivers I Tire Rack

    Driving in the U.S. and Canada vs. Europe or Asia is very different. The condition of our roads, the mix of urban driving plus extended highway cruising and even consumer preference vary. Continental Tire recognizes this as they develop tires tuned specifically for North American drivers.