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Continental ContiSportContact 2

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Dry Performance Snow/Ice Performance Wet Performance Comfort Handling Treadwear
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Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2001
  • Regions for sale: USA+, Canada, Europe, Russia+, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Middle East, South Africa
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We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Continental ContiSportContact 2. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Several drivers wrote that these tires ensure good grip, as well as improved handling and braking.
– Some owners mentioned that the tires had great mileage.
– A few users mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.
– A lot of consumers were delighted by the tire's performance in both wet and dry conditions.
– A satisfied driver said that these tires were worth the money he paid.

Reasons not to buy

– The tire is slightly expensive, according to the reviewers.
– Based on some reviews, the tire was not as durable as the drivers expected.

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Tire Rank :: Continental ContiSportContact 2

 136  378 in Passenger / Summer

 20  38 in Max Performance Summer

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Continental ContiSportContact 2


The Continental ContiSportContact 2 is a high-performance summer tire designed for passenger vehicles, launched in 2001. It features an asymmetrical tread pattern that ensures solid traction in various driving conditions. This tire is known for its precise steering response and longevity, appealing to drivers who prioritize exceptional handling and tire life.

Features & Benefits

  • Optimized Ground Adhesion: The asymmetrical tread pattern, with a closed outer shoulder and pronounced circumferential tread strips, ensures optimal grip in all driving conditions.
  • Precise Steering Response: Engineered for extreme steering accuracy, enabling confident handling in high-speed bends and straight-line driving.
  • Enhanced Mileage Performance: The combination of stiff circumferential tread strips and a softer tread compound increases tire longevity without sacrificing performance.
  • Innovative Silica Tread Compound: Features a bionic compound with two interlinked networks, balancing flexibility for force transmission and firmness for high-speed handling precision.
  • Improved Safety: The Advanced Mould Concept (bionic contour) of the tire leads to uniform ground-pressure distribution, significantly reducing braking distances on both wet and dry surfaces for increased occupant safety.

Year Released

Introduced in 2001, the Continental ContiSportContact 2 has been a staple in the max performance summer tire category, succeeding the original ContiSportContact and later replaced by the ContiSportContact 3 to continue its legacy of innovation and performance.

Regions Availability

This tire is marketed in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, South Korea, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa, reflecting its broad acceptance and suitability for various driving conditions and preferences around the globe.

Vehicle Compatibility / Popular Vehicle Fitments

The ContiSportContact 2 has been selected as original equipment for several high-performance and luxury vehicles, indicating its premium quality and performance capabilities:

  • Audi A3 8V Facelift [2016-2020]
  • Audi A4 B9 [2015-2020]
  • Audi A6 C7 [2011-2018]
  • Audi A8 D4 Facelift [2013-2018]
  • BMW M5
  • Jaguar S-Type, XK X150 [2006-2015], F-Type X152 Facelift II [2019-2023]
  • Mercedes-Benz R-Class W251 Facelift [2010-2015], S-Class W222 [2013-2020], S-Class W221 [2006-2013]
  • Porsche 911

Note: Always consult with a tire specialist or the vehicle's manufacturer to ensure correct tire fitment.

Final Thoughts

The Continental ContiSportContact 2 is recognized for its blend of precise handling, safety, and durability. It has been a popular choice for performance vehicle and luxury sedan drivers. Although it has been largely replaced by the ContiSportContact 3 and many sizes are no longer available, the ContiSportContact 2 remains an important part of Continental's history in tire innovation.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental / ContiSportContact 2
Car Type
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
(Y) (max > 186 mph) ... ZR (max > 149 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Continental / ContiSportContact 2 Sizes & Specifications

Note! Many sizes of this line have been discontinued.

Rim Model Size Index Features Price
R15 195/45 R15 78V 195/45 R15 78V
R16 195/40 R16 80W XL 195/40 R16 80W XL
R16 195/50 R16 88V XL 195/50 R16 88V XL
R16 205/45 R16 83V 205/45 R16 83V
R16 205/50 R16 205/50 R16
R16 205/55 R16 91V 205/55 R16 91V
R16 205/55 R16 91W 205/55 R16 91W
R16 205/55 R16 94V XL 205/55 R16 94V XL
R16 215/40 R16 86W XL 215/40 R16 86W XL
R16 225/45 R16 225/45 R16
R17 205/40 R17 XL 205/40 R17 XL
R17 205/40 R17 84W XL 205/40 R17 84W XL
R17 205/45 R17 XL 205/45 R17 XL
R17 205/50 R17 205/50 R17
R17 205/50 R17 89Y 205/50 R17 89Y
R17 215/45 R17 87V 215/45 R17 87V
R17 215/45 R17 91V XL 215/45 R17 91V XL
R17 225/45 R17 91V 225/45 R17 91V
R17 225/45 R17 91W 225/45 R17 91W
R17 225/45 R17 94V XL 225/45 R17 94V XL
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H
R17 225/50 R17 94V 225/50 R17 94V
R17 225/50 R17 94W 225/50 R17 94W
R17 225/50 R17 94Y 225/50 R17 94Y
R17 225/50 R17 98W XL 225/50 R17 98W XL
R17 225/50 R17 98Y XL 225/50 R17 98Y XL
R17 235/55 R17 99W 235/55 R17 99W
R17 245/45 R17 245/45 R17
R17 255/40 R17 255/40 R17
R17 255/40 R17 94V 255/40 R17 94V
R17 255/40 R17 94W 255/40 R17 94W
R17 255/40 R17 94Y 255/40 R17 94Y
R18 215/35 R18 XL 215/35 R18 XL
R18 215/40 R18 XL 215/40 R18 XL
R18 215/40 R18 89W XL 215/40 R18 89W XL
R18 225/35 R18 XL 225/35 R18 XL
R18 225/35 R18 87W XL 225/35 R18 87W XL
R18 225/40 R18 225/40 R18
R18 225/40 R18 (88Y) 225/40 R18 (88Y)
R18 225/40 R18 88Y 225/40 R18 88Y
R18 225/40 R18 92Y XL 225/40 R18 92Y XL
R18 235/45 R18 98W XL 235/45 R18 98W XL
R18 245/45 R18 XL 245/45 R18 XL
R18 245/45 R18 100W XL 245/45 R18 100W XL
R18 255/40 R18 99Y XL 255/40 R18 99Y XL
R18 255/45 R18 99Y 255/45 R18 99Y
R18 255/45 R18 99Z 255/45 R18 99Z
R18 265/35 R18 265/35 R18
R18 265/35 R18 (93Y) 265/35 R18 (93Y)
R18 265/35 R18 93Y 265/35 R18 93Y
R18 275/40 R18 XL 275/40 R18 XL
R18 275/40 R18 103W XL 275/40 R18 103W XL
R18 275/45 R18 103Y 275/45 R18 103Y
R18 285/30 R18 285/30 R18
R18 285/30 R18 93Y 285/30 R18 93Y
R18 295/30 R18 295/30 R18
R18 295/30 R18 (94Y) 295/30 R18 (94Y)
R18 295/30 R18 94Y 295/30 R18 94Y
R19 245/35 R19 93Y XL 245/35 R19 93Y XL
R19 245/45 R19 98Z 245/45 R19 98Z
R19 255/40 R19 XL 255/40 R19 XL
R19 255/40 R19 (100Y) XL 255/40 R19 (100Y) XL
R19 255/40 R19 100Y XL 255/40 R19 100Y XL
R19 265/35 R19 98Y XL 265/35 R19 98Y XL
R19 275/30 R19 96Y XL 275/30 R19 96Y XL
R19 275/30 R19 96Z 275/30 R19 96Z
R19 275/35 R19 100Y XL 275/35 R19 100Y XL
R19 275/40 R19 XL 275/40 R19 XL
R19 275/40 R19 101Y 275/40 R19 101Y
R19 275/40 R19 101Z 275/40 R19 101Z
R19 275/40 R19 (105Y) XL 275/40 R19 (105Y) XL
R19 275/40 R19 105Y XL 275/40 R19 105Y XL
R19 285/35 R19 99ZR 285/35 R19 99ZR
R20 245/40 R20 245/40 R20
R20 255/35 R20 XL 255/35 R20 XL
R20 255/35 R20 (97Y) XL 255/35 R20 (97Y) XL
R20 255/35 R20 97Y XL 255/35 R20 97Y XL
R20 265/45 R20 104Y 265/45 R20 104Y
R20 275/30 R20 XL 275/30 R20 XL
R20 275/35 R20 (102Y) XL 275/35 R20 (102Y) XL
R20 275/35 R20 102Y XL 275/35 R20 102Y XL
R21 265/40 R21 105Y XL 265/40 R21 105Y XL

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