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Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 185/50 R16 81 T

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Tyre size:
185/50 R16
Speed index:
T = max 118 mph
Load index:
81 = max 462 kg
Vehicle type:
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    £ / pc. 97
    Rating: Good 11110 685 reviews
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Summary: 4.0 Summary: Overall rating is a weighted average of individual performance, not the arithmetic mean. Some of a tyre’s features have a greater impact on the overall assessment, while some will have a lesser impact. 685 reviews

  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111600 3.6
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 11110 4.0
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111120 4.2

685 customers have rated this tyre

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95% of users recommend this tyre


We have been collecting information about this tyre for 5926 days. In that time we have received 685 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 9615000 miles.

The highest rated parameter is: the grip on a dry surface.

This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually in the city.

This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: jack4444

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 4.2 111120
    I’m driving a lot for a passenger car driver and use lots of cars for that. I have a really good comparison when it comes for tyres of different producers and similar sizes. For me Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 in size 205/55R16 is close to an ideal tyre. I can’t feel ABS work on dry road and I have brakes of 312mm on the front and 256 in the back – like Audi S3. Good handling and grip on bands. Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 is ideal when starting even with my 189HP and 390 Nm car. Continental ContiPremiumcontact 2 is very silent at every speed. Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 has one thing which other sport tyres doesn’t have: it puts out every roughness and holes on a road. On wet road holds road very good ( by far only Uniroyal RainSport was similar ). Aquaplaning just doesn’t exist for Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 and when it drifts you still have time to react. Besides, riding on a wet road is very silent. Buying Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 I knew they might wear quite fast – I didn’t mind. I only wanted to have good rubber parameters and comfort of driving. So far I drove about 15000 miles and still 60-65% tread left. So durability is normal as other premium class tyres. I really recommend buying Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 as they are worth every single pound spent on them.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 6 No 10

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Artie

    Size: 225/60 R16

    Rating: 3.8 111800
    Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 has two faces. If the tread is over 6mm than Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 is very good on dry road – perfect on wet ground. Waterholes are not able to slow my car down and Aquaplaning doesn’t exist. When driving aggressively, car acts like being glued to the road on bands and while braking grants you full control. You can’t feel any roughness on tyres 225/60. Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 looks good even if it is worn a bit. I reached 4.6mm after 2 seasons on one pair and 5.3mm on the other and still very good on dry road, however it feels like losing its idealness when braking. When it goes for driving Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 on wet road it is a large risk: aquaplaning doesn’t exist but it loses its grip on bands and while driving it feels like driving on an ice. When snow suddenly felt, I didn’t manage to exchange the tyres and was driving 3 days on them. It is not possible to ride them on snow – car had to be pulled out of the snow and brakes not working... Resuming: due to a high price and fast wear I wouldn’t buy Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 next time.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 1 No 3

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: mandarin

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 2.4 114000
    The car the tyres are fitted to is an Alfa 156, distance driven is one season, 30 thousand miles. Previously I had Fulda EcoControl tyres. I bought them because of the test results, and I have to say that after this purchase, I stopped to believe tests. of course, there's no tragedy, but they are not worth the money, after changing from Fuldas (much cheaper) I have to say that Continental ContiPremiumContact 2s aren't any better, immediately after fitting they were pretty cool, but unfortunately they quickly began to lose their properties. The most annoying thing is squealing in corners, which is, according to me, worse than average from the beginning, and becomes more severe as the distance driven increases despite moderate abrasion. When it comes to braking, it's quite good, the tyre grips fairly well when starting, behaviour on a wet road is at moderate level. I think the biggest advantage is low abrasion - after 35 thousand miles there's still half of tread. Unfortunately, the drop of the properties is as strong as for example at Fulda's life span's end. I didn't notice any difference in fuel consumption.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 2 No 0

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Paul B.

    Size: 195/65 R15

    Rating: 3.4 111400
    When it comes to grip on dry and wet, noise, handling, Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 is flawless. It gives a particularly good impression on wet (fitted to a car with a powerful engine). However, there's a "but" of a different kind. I had bad luck and received faulty tyres. They vibrated and there were problems with balancing. Balancing attempts in numerous workshops brought no result. I even got new rims to make sure it's only the tyres' fault. I ended up sending complaint to the manufacturer. And here's the problem: it was unsuccessful. According to some wise guy in Continental the tyres are OK (?!). So, definitely no more Continental. Not because they do bad tyres - I think they're good - but the way of attitude to the customer. I understand that and "accident at work" can happen but I can't come to terms with a total lack of respect for the customer. I threw 300 pounds down the drain. So, I don't discourage you from buying their tyres, but you do it at your own risk - if anything happens, don't count on manufacturer's support.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 4 No 3

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Bart

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 3.4 111400
    If any new, better tyres don't appear on the market, my next purchase will surely be Continental ContiPreminumContact 2 again. Distance traveled - not much, 10 thousand miles, so it's hard for me to give an objective assessment of all categories, especially because I did not have. any "emergency situations" on wet / dry surface. I guess the only drawback is abrasion (after a year tread loss is up to 2 mm, they should do fine for 5 seasons); supposedly they should get into aquaplaning, however I didn't notice anything (and I hope I won't!). For me, it's a good tyre, the most universal summer tyre of good quality. When buying tyres, I took into account almost all models from Nokian through Continental ContiPremiumContact 1, Pirelli (mixed opinions!) to Kleber and Barum Bravuris, maybe except Michelins (too expensive, the price is not justified by quality!). maybe only Bridgestone Turanza ER 300 are as good,. better (?), more expensive and louder. I I recommend Contientals.

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Product description

Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 185/50 R16 81 T

The Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 uses innovative 3D groove technology. This innovative tread solution reduces braking distances and braking times both on wet and dry surfaces. The new 3D grooves guarantee effective water dispersal, providing outstanding protection against aquaplaning. The 3D grooves also offer increased tyre stability. The ContiPremiumContact 2 is resistant to deformation, which improves driving comfort and drivability. The benefits of this model include short braking distances on wet and dry surfaces and excellent grip, regardless of the state of the road surface.

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Continental is a German company that has been marketing tyres for almost 150 years. Thanks to its systematic and continuous development of innovative technologies, Continental is currently the fourth largest tyre manufacturer in the world. It is interesting to note that the group was the first to use computed tomography to optimise its work on its tyre prototypes at its Research and Development Centre in Hanover. The German company makes tyres for passenger cars, vans, 4x4 vehicles, SUVs and lorries, as well as specialist tyres.

Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 summer tyre is classified as premium tyre, which means that it provides modern technology and maximum performance.
Now, you are looking at the tyre with the size of 185/50 R16.
The tyre is currently available in sizes from 14 to 18 inches.
This tyre has a speed index of T - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 118 mph. The load index of this tyre is 81 - the maximum load that can be carried by the tyre is 462 kg.
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: C (rolling resistance), C (wet grip), 70 db (noise level).

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The Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 tyre in size 185/50 R16 81 T, according to the manufacturer's information, has the following drivability qualities:

  • C
  • C
  • 70 dB
C C 70 dB

Fuel efficiency (rolling distance)

Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a colour-coded scale. The highest fuel efficiency rating is A (green; the lowest rolling resistance), while the lowest fuel efficiency rating is G (red; the highest rolling resistance). Rolling resistance influences fuel consumption and vehicle emissions; the lower the resistance, the lower the fuel consumption and exhaust fume emissions.

Wet grip

Wet grip is the tyre's ability to adhere to the road surface in wet conditions. The EU rating focuses only on the wet braking performance of the tyre. Wet grip is rated from A to G, where A represents the best braking performance and G represents the worst. It is one of the most crucial safety parameters.


Tyres contribute to the amount of noise a vehicle generates. Choosing a tyre with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment.


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Tyre tests

2011 ADAC test in size:175/65 R14 1. place rating: good
ADAC test in size:195/65 R15 rating: good
ACE test in size:205/55 R16 1. place rating: highly recommended
ADAC test in size:205/55 R16 3. place rating: