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Continental ExtremeContact DWS06

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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– One driver said that the tires had outstanding traction in wet and dry conditions.
– A proud owner said that the tires had outstanding ride comfort, smoothness and were quiet.
– Some drivers mentioned that the tire provided great ice and snow handling and grip.
– The car owner said that the tires had great traction for acceleration, braking and cornering and they gave a true feeling of safety and security.
– The drivers said that the tire exceeded their expectations, especially in terms of wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
– A satisfied driver said that the tires were worth the money he paid.

Reasons not to buy

– One driver complained that the tires were wearing too fast, after 8350 miles.
– The owner complained about the tire's bad quality.
– One driver stated that his biggest complaint was the noise. These tires are really noisy.

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Description

With the wet traction grip, this all-season performance tire rules the road all year long with leading edge SportPlus Technology. Dry, wet, or snow, bring it on. Tuned for drivers who want a true all-season tire without sacrificing performance handling and traction even in rain and light snow, the ExtremeContact DWS06 is Continental's latest leading edge perfomance all-season tire with massive wet and dry grip injecting powerful confidence into every turn and straightaway.

Designed and rigorously tested from the road up, the powerful new ExtremeContact DWS06 uses Continental's own cutting-edge SportPlus Technology, combining all-season reliability and handling for a Sunday drive in a rainstorm or a summer trip with the top down. Own the road the way it was meant to be: on your terms, not the weather.

  • SportPlus Technology promotes exceptional handling, long life, and strong traction on wet and slippery roads
  • Traction Grooves offer excellent snow traction, thanks to more pattern edges
  • X-Sipes enhance stopping, turning, and acceleration in rainy, snowy and icy conditions
  • Alignment Verification System alerts drivers to potentially misaligned wheels
  • Tuned Performance Indicators reveals performance levels in dry, wet, and snowy conditions

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Latest Reviews

13 August, 2019 08:33 by Bob
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
New set of (4) 255/55-18 on 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood to replace oem size 235/70-15, which provides +1" rolling diameter, much larger contact patch and less sidewall foldover. These tires are rated well on the B-Body Impala SS Forum, further confirmed myself from favorable experience months earlier replacing the fronts on my '96 Impala SS with this same model.  The ride is relatively quiet, v. smooth and traction is v. good in dry and wet with very satisfactory turning at speed before starting to scrub.
What is bad?
The only 'bad' thing would be any factors resulting in the company's decision to 'change something', thus reducing the combined favorable qualities mentioned above. Note: More recently I replaced all tires on wife's Mazda SUV with this brand and an eco contact model, and she rates those using the same descriptions.
Comments
Despite SUV options having sizes and load ratings appropriate for these large cars, their tread pattern and traction ratings took them out of consideration. This brand and model replace prior favored options from Pirelli, Kumho and others that have been discontinued, and these offer more than fair amount of traction, quiet, mileage and price value.
13 June, 2019 13:51 by Nik
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Handling
Snow/Ice Performance
Treadwear
Wet Performance

Comments
Mounted on a 2017 VW GTI. 
 I've been running for about 7,000 miles on these for about 6 months.  They did awesome during this past winter in Pennsylvania's snow.  As for the dry and wet handling, it's up to par with all the other high end performance tires.  I don't notice much tire noise in the cabin either.  Can't comment on tread life yet but it appears to be doing well.
4 November, 2018 00:36 by Scott
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Wet Performance
These tires have plenty of traction for acceleration and deceleration in both dry and wet conditions.
What is bad?
Snow/Ice Performance
Basically impossible to use in the snow.
Comments
I had those on my 2016 Mustang GT and it's good in all other weather but snow and ice, don't take that chance!
14 August, 2018 15:12 by Bryan
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
Highway noise is Lexus level in this car, so this also is due to simply wind and tire noise. Expect this tire to be very quiet compared to many competitors. I only notice noise out of them when my windows are down and I'm cornering hard... which would be
Comments
With 40K+ on my DWS's, I can say overall this is the best of ultra high performance all season category. It did lose it's snow prowness after 32K(handled under 6" snow very well), but it is still excellent in dry/wet conditions. Ride quality was very comfortable at it's early stages, but now a lot less so. Feels like I'm driving on rocks on all but the smoothist surfaces. All told, I will be getting another set soon.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental ExtremeContact DWS06
Car Type
Passenger
Season
All Season
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 "
Width
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 315 mm
Aspect Ratio
25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
W (max 168 mph) ... Y (max 186 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features
R16 195/50 R16 84W 195/50 R16 84W
R16 205/45 R16 83W 205/45 R16 83W
R16 205/50 R16 87W 205/50 R16 87W
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W
R16 215/55 R16 93W 215/55 R16 93W
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 215/50 R17 95W 215/50 R17 95W
R17 215/55 R17 94W 215/55 R17 94W
R17 225/45 R17 91W 225/45 R17 91W
R17 225/50 R17 94W 225/50 R17 94W
R17 225/55 R17 97W 225/55 R17 97W
R17 235/45 R17 94W 235/45 R17 94W
R17 235/50 R17 96W 235/50 R17 96W
R17 235/55 R17 99W 235/55 R17 99W
R17 245/40 R17 91W 245/40 R17 91W
R17 245/45 R17 99Y 245/45 R17 99Y
R17 245/50 R17 99W 245/50 R17 99W
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W
R17 255/45 R17 98W 255/45 R17 98W
R18 215/40 R18 89Y 215/40 R18 89Y
R18 215/45 R18 93Y 215/45 R18 93Y
R18 225/40 R18 92Y 225/40 R18 92Y
R18 225/45 R18 91Y 225/45 R18 91Y
R18 225/50 R18 95W 225/50 R18 95W
R18 235/40 R18 95Y 235/40 R18 95Y
R18 235/45 R18 98Y 235/45 R18 98Y
R18 235/50 R18 97W 235/50 R18 97W
R18 235/55 R18 100W 235/55 R18 100W
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 255/55 R18 109W 255/55 R18 109W
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 275/40 R18 99Y 275/40 R18 99Y
R18 285/35 R18 101Y 285/35 R18 101Y
R18 295/35 R18 99Y 295/35 R18 99Y
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 245/50 R19 105Y 245/50 R19 105Y
R19 255/35 R19 96Y 255/35 R19 96Y
R19 255/40 R19 100Y 255/40 R19 100Y
R19 255/50 R19 107W 255/50 R19 107W
R19 265/30 R19 93Y 265/30 R19 93Y
R19 265/35 R19 98Y 265/35 R19 98Y
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 275/45 R19 108W 275/45 R19 108W
R19 285/30 R19 98Y 285/30 R19 98Y
R19 285/35 R19 99Y 285/35 R19 99Y
R20 245/35 R20 95Y 245/35 R20 95Y
R20 245/40 R20 99Y 245/40 R20 99Y
R20 245/45 R20 103Y 245/45 R20 103Y
R20 255/35 R20 97W 255/35 R20 97W
R20 255/45 R20 105Y 255/45 R20 105Y
R20 255/50 R20 109Y 255/50 R20 109Y
R20 265/35 R20 99Y 265/35 R20 99Y
R20 265/45 R20 104Y 265/45 R20 104Y
R20 275/30 R20 97Y 275/30 R20 97Y
R20 275/35 R20 102Y 275/35 R20 102Y
R20 275/40 R20 106Y 275/40 R20 106Y
R20 275/45 R20 110W 275/45 R20 110W
R20 285/30 R20 99W 285/30 R20 99W
R20 295/40 R20 110W 295/40 R20 110W
R20 315/35 R20 110Y 315/35 R20 110Y
R21 295/35 R21 107Y 295/35 R21 107Y
R21 295/40 R21 111Y 295/40 R21 111Y
R22 255/30 R22 95Y 255/30 R22 95Y
R22 265/30 R22 97Y 265/30 R22 97Y
R22 265/35 R22 102W 265/35 R22 102W
R22 265/40 R22 106W 265/40 R22 106W
R22 285/30 R22 101Y 285/30 R22 101Y
R22 285/35 R22 106W 285/35 R22 106W
R22 295/25 R22 97Y 295/25 R22 97Y

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13 August, 2019 08:33 by Bob
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
New set of (4) 255/55-18 on 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood to replace oem size 235/70-15, which provides +1" rolling diameter, much larger contact patch and less sidewall foldover. These tires are rated well on the B-Body Impala SS Forum, further confirmed myself from favorable experience months earlier replacing the fronts on my '96 Impala SS with this same model.  The ride is relatively quiet, v. smooth and traction is v. good in dry and wet with very satisfactory turning at speed before starting to scrub.
What is bad?
The only 'bad' thing would be any factors resulting in the company's decision to 'change something', thus reducing the combined favorable qualities mentioned above. Note: More recently I replaced all tires on wife's Mazda SUV with this brand and an eco contact model, and she rates those using the same descriptions.
Comments
Despite SUV options having sizes and load ratings appropriate for these large cars, their tread pattern and traction ratings took them out of consideration. This brand and model replace prior favored options from Pirelli, Kumho and others that have been discontinued, and these offer more than fair amount of traction, quiet, mileage and price value.
13 June, 2019 13:51 by Nik
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Handling
Snow/Ice Performance
Treadwear
Wet Performance

Comments
Mounted on a 2017 VW GTI. 
 I've been running for about 7,000 miles on these for about 6 months.  They did awesome during this past winter in Pennsylvania's snow.  As for the dry and wet handling, it's up to par with all the other high end performance tires.  I don't notice much tire noise in the cabin either.  Can't comment on tread life yet but it appears to be doing well.
4 November, 2018 00:36 by Scott
4
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Comfort
Dry Performance
Wet Performance
These tires have plenty of traction for acceleration and deceleration in both dry and wet conditions.
What is bad?
Snow/Ice Performance
Basically impossible to use in the snow.
Comments
I had those on my 2016 Mustang GT and it's good in all other weather but snow and ice, don't take that chance!
14 August, 2018 15:12 by Bryan
5
More than 6 months
City / Highway
Recommend
What is good?
Dry Performance
Handling
Price/Quality
Treadwear
Wet Performance
Highway noise is Lexus level in this car, so this also is due to simply wind and tire noise. Expect this tire to be very quiet compared to many competitors. I only notice noise out of them when my windows are down and I'm cornering hard... which would be
Comments
With 40K+ on my DWS's, I can say overall this is the best of ultra high performance all season category. It did lose it's snow prowness after 32K(handled under 6" snow very well), but it is still excellent in dry/wet conditions. Ride quality was very comfortable at it's early stages, but now a lot less so. Feels like I'm driving on rocks on all but the smoothist surfaces. All told, I will be getting another set soon.

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Questions and Answers

  • Sep 20, 2019
    Tire Test 2019

    Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires

    Ranked #6th of 15. Continental ExtremeContact DWS06
    Highs and Lows: Snow Traction Handling Dry Braking Wet Braking Ice Braking Value Snow Traction
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Tire Chart 2019

    TireRack.com: Best in Ultra High Performance All-Season

    Ranked #3rd of 15. Continental ExtremeContact DWS06
    Highs and Lows: Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
  • Mar 07, 2019
    Video

    A Closer Look: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 | Tire Rack

    To satisfy year-round driving needs for drivers of sports cars, sports coupes, performance sedans and sport trucks, Continental has developed the ExtremeContact DWS 06. Here we'll outline what DWS means and how Continental's SportPlus Technology and silica-enhanced tread compound get the job done

  • Mar 26, 2018
    Video

    Tested: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires to Define the Category - Winter Update | Tire Rack

    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.

  • Oct 26, 2017
    Video

    Tested: Defining the Ultra High Performance All-Season Category | Tire Rack

    The landscape for Ultra High Performance All-Season tires is constantly changing. Consumers expect more and more from the tires in this performance-oriented category. To see if the Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS has what it takes to succeed in the upper echelon of Ultra High Performance All-Season products, we're comparing it to some of the best in the category.

  • Jul 21, 2016
    Video

    Tested: Top Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires | Tire Rack

    The top tires in Ultra High Performance All-Season are at the peak of all-season performance. They are expected to maintain wintertime capability in their pursuit of best-in-class dry and wet handling. No sacrifices. Michelin's newest Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is putting the pressure on.

  • Apr 13, 2016
    Video

    Know Your Mods Ep5 : Tires - Continental ExtremeContact DWS06

    Wrapping up our 3 part segment on Tires, we look at the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Ultra-High Performance All Season Tires. A tire that takes on the road and weather no matter the conditions. Continentals ExtremeContact DWS06 raises the bar above the competition for those looking for sports car like handling in the wet or dry, while also providing snow and slush bite.

  • Mar 29, 2016
    Video

    Tested: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 in Winter

    Timing may be everything. Certainly in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category the timing was right for Continental when they launched the original ExtremeContact DWS. Six years later it's time for their next Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the ExtremeContact DWS 06. Does this new design offer more than just a strong family resemblance?

  • Jul 09, 2015
    Video

    Tested: Continental's ExtremeContact DWS 06

    Timing may be everything. Certainly in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category the timing was right for Continental when they launched the original ExtremeContact DWS. Six years later it's time for their next Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the ExtremeContact DWS 06. Does this new design offer more than just a strong family resemblance?