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Continental PremiumContact 7

Continental PremiumContact 7

/100% · summer · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
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Competitors

The Continental PremiumContact 7 has made significant strides in the realm of summer tires, showcasing an array of qualities that position it as a top contender for those prioritizing performance and efficiency. As noted across various tests, this tire excels remarkably in wet conditions—highlighting its superior wet grip and impressive wet braking capabilities. It stands out for its ability to handle wet environments, demonstrating a clear lead in this aspect, which is crucial for driving safety during rainy seasons.


Moreover, the PremiumContact 7 is not just about wet performance. It has also earned accolades for its dry handling and braking, suggesting that it manages to maintain a high level of control and responsiveness on dry roads as well. This duality of excellence in both wet and dry conditions denotes a tire that is versatile and reliable regardless of weather.


Interestingly, while the tire is celebrated for its handling and braking proficiencies, it has shown to have an "average" ranking concerning rolling resistance and aquaplaning resistance in some assessments. This indicates that while it excels in grip and handling, there might be room for improvement in efficiency and resistance to hydroplaning. Additionally, increased external noise has been mentioned, which could affect the overall driving experience for those sensitive to noise levels.


From an economic standpoint, the tire is recognized for its good running costs and efficiency, making it a worthy investment despite an elevated price point mentioned by some. This suggests that its performance and longevity could offset initial costs, making it a cost-effective choice in the long run.


However, it is important to note a shift in character from its predecessor, with the PremiumContact 7 leaning more towards maturity and less towards the sportiness some drivers may seek. This evolution indicates a focus on broad appeal and safety, possibly at the expense of the "spirited drive" some enthusiasts crave.


In summary, the Continental PremiumContact 7 emerges as a prominent option for drivers seeking a summer tire that excels in wet and dry conditions, offering superior grip, handling, and braking. While it shows areas of average performance in aspects like rolling resistance and external noise, its strengths in critical safety and performance areas, alongside good economic efficiency, make it a compelling choice for those prioritizing safety and versatility on the road.

Sizes

Continental PremiumContact 7 is made in 56 sizes, starting from 205/55 R16 up to 315/35 R21.
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Continental PremiumContact 7 is ranked #100 of 947 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by ADAC 2024, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. Continental PremiumContact 7 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Germany. However, this particular model is made in Slovakia/Germany/Czech Republic. It is made in total of 56 sizes, 205/55 R16 being the smallest and 315/35 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 7 times, first test was carried in 2023. Continental PremiumContact 7 replaced an older model - Continental PremiumContact 6. This model received the best possible rating in 4 tests. Noise is a strong quality of Continental PremiumContact 7 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating.

Timeline

2022

Continental PremiumContact 7 was launched and replaced Continental PremiumContact 6.

2023

Continental PremiumContact 7 was tested 6x (Autoklub ČR,...) and won the Autoklub ČR 205/55 R16 test.

2024

Continental PremiumContact 7 was tested 1x (ADAC) and won the ADAC 215/55 R17 test.

Achievements

Best
Wet braking
Adac 2024
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autoklubcr 2023
Ace 2023
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2024
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autoklubcr 2023
Ace 2023
Best
Wet handling
Adac 2024
TyreReviews.com 2023
Autoklubcr 2023
Ace 2023
Best
Dry handling
Adac 2024
TyreReviews.com 2023
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
TyreReviews.com 2023
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
TyreReviews.com 2023
Best
Exterior noise
TyreReviews.com 2023
Best
Wet circle cornering
TyreReviews.com 2023

Continental PremiumContact 7 in tyre tests

The Continental PremiumContact 7, a premium segment tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most valued organizations in 2023. The tests were conducted for different dimensions and periods of use, specifically for the summer season. The tyre has received an overall rating of 89%, which is a very good result for a premium segment tyre. In the Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2023 for the 205/55 R16 dimension, the Continental PremiumContact 7 was rated as test winner, securing the first place out of 13 contestants. In the Autobild Summer tyre test 2023 for the 225/45 R18 dimension, it was positioned in third place out of 20 and rated as Outstanding. However, in the braking distance test for the same dimension, the tyre was in fifth place out of 50 contestants, offering an average performance. The Continental PremiumContact 7 won one of the tests and was rated as the best in some of the tested disciplines, such as the Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2023.

All tyre tests where Continental PremiumContact 7 was featured:
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,61,7
Continental PremiumContact 72,61,7
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Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test104,7106103,4
Continental PremiumContact 7104,7 106 103,3
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test58.124.8
Continental PremiumContact 75925.3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name
Continental PremiumContact 7
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Continental PremiumContact 7
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ACE Summer tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #2 of 10
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test7154197
Continental PremiumContact 771 5219 4
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Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-1
Continental PremiumContact 72+ 2+2+
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Test ratings distribution

100% (4x)85% (1x)
Test winnerOutstandingHighly recommendedGood
2x1x1x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17R18
100% (1x)85% (1x)100% (3x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
100% (1x)85% (1x)100% (3x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Continental PremiumContact 7 made?

    Continental PremiumContact 7 is made in Slovakia/Germany/Czech Republic.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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