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Continental VikingContact 7

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– A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth and quiet ride of this tire.
– The car owners said that these tires had great traction for acceleration, braking and cornering, and they gave a true feeling of safety and security.
– The satisfied users wrote that these tires were worth the money they paid.
– The happy motorists reported that these tires performed very well in a variety of conditions, including snow/slush, wet and dry conditions.

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– One driver complained that these tires were difficult to balance.
– The motorists complained that the tire kept sliding on icy roads.

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69.0 out of 100
Based on:
3 customer ratings
29,000 miles driven
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4.3 out of 5
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Continental VikingContact 7

Manufacturer's description

Winter resistance enhanced by German technology.

  • Superb grip performance on wintry and wet surfaces
  • Perfect tracking stability under all wintry conditions
  • Powerful traction and braking on icy and snowy roads

Notable Features

Continental VikingContact 7 is a directional winter tire with a non-studdable tread, created by the German tire maker for the harsh winters of northern countries. This tire is characterized by reliable grip on ice and snow-covered surfaces, as well as stable handling response and efficient braking performance on melting snow and wet pavement. A new winter model 2018/2019.

The Continental VikingContact 7 friction tire for Scandinavian winters came to replace the Continental VikingContact 6 model, receiving a number of improvements in snow and wet performance. Among other things, the manufacturer claims that the hydroplaning resistance of the new “Viking” was improved by 7%, the wet braking distance was reduced by 6%, and the handling response on ice and snow slush improved by 4%. The tread design of the Viking Contact 7 In addition, the handling response on snow and on dry pavement showed a 2% improvement, while rolling resistance was reduced by 3%. The performance of two generations of the friction Continental tires Designing the Continental Viking Contact 7, the engineers opted out of optimizing the asymmetric tread pattern of the predecessor model, and endowed the new model with directional tread pattern. The network of deep drainage grooves, by quickly dispersing melted snow and water in the contact patch, helps to improve the safety of these tires on wet pavement and snow-covered roads. The wide water evacuation grooves of the Continental Viking Contact 7 To increase the stiffness of the soft tread, which is vital for the accuracy and crispness of the tire’s steering response, the tread blocks are interconnected by special “bridges”, which improve traction stability when cornering and changing lanes. Bridges between the tread blocks While driving on snow and ice, the Continental VikingContact 7 sipes come into play. They not only increase the edge effect but also form extra “snow pockets”, which, when filled with snow, further boost the tire’s grip that occurs because nothing sticks to snow better than snow itself! U-shaped sipes on the the tread blocks in the shoulder areas While driving on ice, the sharp edges of the 3D sipes create an effect that is very similar to the one created by anti-skid studs. Biting into the upper layer of the ice, they enhance acceleration dynamics and result in shorter braking distances.

To enhance the “sticking” of the tire to winter surfaces, the German engineers designed two types of sipes: V-shaped ones in the center and U-shaped ones in the shoulder areas.

In addition to silica, the VikingContact 7 tread compound includes rapeseed oil. It keeps the tread supple at freezing temperatures, allowing the tires to maintain strong grip on the road surface in any weather conditions of northern winters.

The Continental VikingContact 7… the perfect universal tire for Scandinavian winter.

Continental VikingContact 7 Latest Reviews

16 May, 2021 05:41 by Jerome
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Dry Performance
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance

What is bad?
I have done about 25k km over the last 2 winters on these tires and I am pretty pleased with them. They are really quiet and stable at highway speeds. Wet and dry performance is also quite good. My only issue with them is the wear, it is not the greatest.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Continental / VikingContact 7
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
145 / 155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Continental / VikingContact 7 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Approved rim width Revs per mile Ply rating Static loaded radius Max load (kg) Max load (lbs) Max inflation pressure Tire weight Tread depth Price
R14 155/65 R14 75T 155/65 R14 75T
R14 175/65 R14 86T 175/65 R14 86T
R15 145/65 R15 72T 145/65 R15 72T
R15 165/60 R15 81T 165/60 R15 81T
R15 175/55 R15 77T 175/55 R15 77T
R15 175/65 R15 88T 175/65 R15 88T
R15 185/55 R15 86T 185/55 R15 86T
R15 185/60 R15 88T 185/60 R15 88T
R15 185/65 R15 92T 185/65 R15 92T
R15 195/55 R15 89T 195/55 R15 89T
R15 195/60 R15 92T 195/60 R15 92T
R15 195/65 R15 95T 195/65 R15 95T
R15 205/65 R15 99T 205/65 R15 99T
R15 205/70 R15 100T 205/70 R15 100T
R16 195/50 R16 88T 195/50 R16 88T
R16 195/55 R16 91T 195/55 R16 91T
R16 195/60 R16 93T 195/60 R16 93T
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T
R16 205/55 R16 94T 205/55 R16 94T
R16 205/60 R16 96T 205/60 R16 96T
R16 215/55 R16 97T 215/55 R16 97T
R16 215/60 R16 99T 215/60 R16 99T
R16 215/65 R16 102T 215/65 R16 102T
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T
R16 225/55 R16 99T 225/55 R16 99T
R16 225/60 R16 102T 225/60 R16 102T
R16 245/70 R16 111T 245/70 R16 111T
R17 205/45 R17 88T 205/45 R17 88T
R17 205/50 R17 93T 205/50 R17 93T
R17 205/55 R17 95T 205/55 R17 95T
R17 205/60 R17 97T 205/60 R17 97T
R17 215/45 R17 91T 215/45 R17 91T
R17 215/50 R17 95T 215/50 R17 95T
R17 215/55 R17 98T 215/55 R17 98T
R17 215/60 R17 100T 215/60 R17 100T
R17 215/65 R17 103T 215/65 R17 103T
R17 225/45 R17 94T 225/45 R17 94T
R17 225/50 R17 98T 225/50 R17 98T
R17 225/55 R17 97T 225/55 R17 97T
R17 225/55 R17 101T 225/55 R17 101T
R17 225/60 R17 99T 225/60 R17 99T
R17 225/60 R17 103T 225/60 R17 103T
R17 225/65 R17 106T 225/65 R17 106T
R17 235/45 R17 97T 235/45 R17 97T
R17 235/50 R17 100T 235/50 R17 100T
R17 235/55 R17 103T 235/55 R17 103T
R17 235/60 R17 106T 235/60 R17 106T
R17 235/65 R17 108T 235/65 R17 108T
R17 235/70 R17 111T 235/70 R17 111T
R17 245/45 R17 99T 245/45 R17 99T
R17 245/65 R17 111T 245/65 R17 111T
R17 265/65 R17 116T 265/65 R17 116T
R18 215/50 R18 96T 215/50 R18 96T
R18 215/55 R18 99T 215/55 R18 99T
R18 225/40 R18 92T 225/40 R18 92T
R18 225/45 R18 95T 225/45 R18 95T
R18 225/50 R18 99T 225/50 R18 99T
R18 225/55 R18 102T 225/55 R18 102T
R18 225/60 R18 104T 225/60 R18 104T
R18 235/40 R18 95T 235/40 R18 95T
R18 235/45 R18 98T 235/45 R18 98T
R18 235/50 R18 101T 235/50 R18 101T
R18 235/55 R18 104T 235/55 R18 104T
R18 235/60 R18 107T 235/60 R18 107T
R18 235/65 R18 110T 235/65 R18 110T
R18 245/40 R18 97T 245/40 R18 97T
R18 245/45 R18 100T 245/45 R18 100T
R18 245/50 R18 104T 245/50 R18 104T
R18 255/45 R18 103T 255/45 R18 103T
R18 255/55 R18 109T 255/55 R18 109T
R18 255/60 R18 112T 255/60 R18 112T
R18 265/60 R18 114T 265/60 R18 114T
R19 155/70 R19 88T 155/70 R19 88T
R19 225/45 R19 96T 225/45 R19 96T
R19 225/55 R19 103T 225/55 R19 103T
R19 235/35 R19 91T 235/35 R19 91T
R19 235/40 R19 96T 235/40 R19 96T
R19 235/50 R19 103T 235/50 R19 103T
R19 235/55 R19 105T 235/55 R19 105T
R19 245/40 R19 98T 245/40 R19 98T
R19 245/45 R19 102T 245/45 R19 102T
R19 245/50 R19 105T 245/50 R19 105T
R19 255/35 R19 96T 255/35 R19 96T
R19 255/40 R19 100T 255/40 R19 100T
R19 255/45 R19 104T 255/45 R19 104T
R19 255/50 R19 107T 255/50 R19 107T
R19 255/55 R19 111T 255/55 R19 111T
R19 265/50 R19 110T 265/50 R19 110T
R19 265/55 R19 113T 265/55 R19 113T
R20 195/55 R20 95T 195/55 R20 95T
R20 245/35 R20 95T 245/35 R20 95T
R20 245/45 R20 103T 245/45 R20 103T
R20 255/35 R20 97T 255/35 R20 97T
R20 255/40 R20 101T 255/40 R20 101T
R20 255/45 R20 105T 255/45 R20 105T
R20 255/50 R20 109T 255/50 R20 109T
R20 265/45 R20 108T 265/45 R20 108T
R20 275/40 R20 106T 275/40 R20 106T
R20 275/45 R20 110T 275/45 R20 110T
R20 295/40 R20 110T 295/40 R20 110T
R21 245/35 R21 96T 245/35 R21 96T
R21 275/40 R21 107T 275/40 R21 107T

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16 May, 2021 05:41 by Jerome
More than 6 months
City / Highway
What is good?
Dry Performance
Snow/Ice Performance
Wet Performance

What is bad?
I have done about 25k km over the last 2 winters on these tires and I am pretty pleased with them. They are really quiet and stable at highway speeds. Wet and dry performance is also quite good. My only issue with them is the wear, it is not the greatest.

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