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Continental Extreme Contact DWS
 
Approximate retail price:
$148.00
Summary: The Continental Extreme Contact DWS has a 50,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Continental Extreme Contact DWS

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Extreme Contact DWS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
info Treadwear warranty 50,000
info Speed rating Y
info UTQG treadwear 540
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Continental Extreme Contact DWS
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5.0
Great Tires
8/21/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Wife loves the better ride over the run flats, handles and does winter better than any tire we have had, beats Michelin and Pirelli hands down. Cannot say enough positive things, great tire for the Mini Cooper S.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great grip in dry wet and snow
8/6/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Handling
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I've driven these tires for almost 2 years/30,000 miles. The fronts already need replacing, even with regular rotations. However, these tires have exceptional grip in dry, wet, and snow conditions. I drove over 100 miles for 7 hours in a snowstorm from upstate New York down to NJ, and they provided incredible grip, stability, and reassurance. However, these tires have an exceptionally soft sidewall, so when I took my '08 Infiniti G35x to the track over the summer I was especially disappointed by the lack of sharpness and and reassurance at their limits. They gripped well, but they were certainly lacking in the handling department.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
excellent tire
5/24/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned these tires for over 3 years and have found them to be excellent for my Acura TL. I use them year round including winter. I have found them to be excellent in snow and the ice build up on our winter roads. In that regard I disagree with the CR review and agree with the Tire Rack comments that these tires have excellent snow traction. This is not the first time I have disagreed with CR on their tire comments. On one occasion they later agreed they were wrong. These tires greatly improved the ride quality of our TL.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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