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Continental ContiSportContact 3 195/40 R17 81 V XL, FR, #


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Tyre size:
195/40 R17
Speed index:
V = max 149 mph
Load index:
81 = max 462 kg
Vehicle type:
  • Free delivery
  • Delivery time: 4-5 working days

This product was last purchased yesterday at 06:40 PM

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User reviews

Summary: 4.2 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. 83 reviews

  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111800 3.8
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 11110 4.0
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111130 4.3

83 customers have rated this tyre

  • 5 20 people
  • 4 57 people
  • 3 6 people
  • 2 0 people
  • 1 0 people

92% of users recommend this tyre


We have been collecting information about this tyre for 4638 days. In that time we have received 83 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 963000 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.

Latest Reviews:

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: JED

    Size: 235/45 R17

    Rating: 3.5 111500
    I am very disappointed. I bought them for the second time because they were the best tyres that I ever had. I weared them in my Subaru Impreza Wrx STi (4x4, 320HP/520Nm) - my car sticked to the tarmac realy well. I have tested them on air fields during rain, between cones etc They were just briliant. Today, few years later I put the same tyres in the same size to my Mercedes E350 CDi Coupe (RWD, 231HP/540Nm) and it turned out that they cannot transfer the torque to the tarmac. I've tested them on asphalt... I heated them to over 50C degrees and it was the same. My car skids every time when I put the pedal to the metal. My ESP turns on as well. Don't recommend.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 4 No 20

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Spark

    Size: 235/45 R17

    Rating: 4.6 111160
    I've already used second set of ContiSportContact3 in my Passat B6 170HP TDI CR. I had them since they were new and I have to addmit that they are just splendid. Both sets I used to the usage indicator. Very good tire for agressive style of driving as well as for calm driving. Brilliant on wet and dry tarmac. Perfect water draining. You can almost feel the optimal temperature on dry tarmac. At high speed of 150MPH my car feels to handle pretty confident. Thanks to the sport tread the rolling resistance is really low and they are silent. I've tested them on snow as well. They behave good, but winter is not their purpouse.I drove over 20k miles on one set.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 1 No 2

  • Scott

    Size: 215/45 R17

    Rating: 4.0 11110
    It's a shame these are discontinued, they came standard on my 197 and I managed to grab another set before they were taken off sale. They've done 2 track days, numerous fast winding road drives, my commute and general pottering around and they still have plenty of life left. They've got brilliant dry grip and the breakaway at speed is very progressive, letting you anticipate and correct oversteer. They do under steer like a b**** when it's wet and you're pressing on through increasingly tight bends or chicanes. All in, I'd have them again and recommend them to anyone who wants a general all rounder with emphasis on fast dry driving.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 0 No 1

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Andy

    Size: 235/45 R17

    Rating: 3.8 111800
    Altough these tyres were ok in the beginning, later on they got feathered. My car is pretty powerfull. In addition I was using them mainly on German highways - I dont care that the tread is so deep that I can make 10.000 miles more if they started to rumble and they got feathered. It is just scandalous. My VW dealer, where I bought my car with these tyres put on, did not found my complaint and told me that the producer founds it as a natural wear. Now I can buy myself new set of tyres.

    Is this review helpful? Yes 0 No 2

  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Bartender

    Size: 205/50 R17

    Rating: 4.4 111140
    I bought these tyres for my BMW 330xd. My car is pretty fast thats why I've chosen ContiSportContact3. They perform very good. They never lost grip on wet road and I have to say that I drive in a pretty agressive manner. They stick to the tarmac like glued while braking and they never squeaked, even when I put the brake pedal down hard. 120-130MPH does not affect the traction at all. The only thing that could be improved is the noise level. They could be a bit more quiet. RECOMMEND!

    Is this review helpful? Yes 2 No 0

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Product description

Continental ContiSportContact 3 195/40 R17 81 V XL, FR, #

The Continental ContiSportContact 3 is a summer tyre designed for premium-range passenger cars. "Extremely sporty and uncompromising on safety” is how its manufacturers describe it.

The Continental ContiSportContact 3 has an asymmetric tread pattern, which minimises the risk of skidding on wet surfaces, whilst innovative tread ribs ensure driving stability and outstanding performance on dry surfaces. The use of the appropriate compound muffles tyre noise, increasing driving comfort.

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Continental is a German company with its headquarters in Hanover. The brand is one of the world's largest tyre manufacturers. Continental specialises in the manufacture of premium-range tyres noted for their outstanding quality and optimal performance. The company is Europe's leading tyre producer - up to 32% of new cars are fitted with Continental tyres. The group owns 22 production plants and research and development centres around the world.

Continental ContiSportContact 3 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 195/40 R17.
The tyre is currently available in sizes from 16 to 20 inches.
This tyre has a speed index of V - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 149 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: D (rolling resistance), B (wet grip), B 71 db (noise level).
The presented tyre has the following features:
  • a reinforced structure (it is more resistant to loads than the standard model)
  • a wheel rim protector (indication of this tyre type depends on the manufacturer)

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Etykieta Klasa oporu D Klasa hamowania B



195/40 R17 81 V



  • Continental
  • ContiSportContact 3
  • 195/40 R17
  • 81
  • V
  • D
  • B
  • B
  • 71 dB
  • No
  • No
  • XL
Product Information Sheet


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