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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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4.0
Excellent in All Seasons-Fair Tread Life
9/28/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I drive an '06 Infiniti M35x. These tires are really excellent in my opinion; especially in ice and snow contrary to CR's opinion. This model Infiniti is especially prone to tramlining, and this tire specifically eliminates the problem. <br /><br />The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star was due to the poor tread life. I've had to own a couple of sets of this style Conti due to poor tread life-but I wouldn't trade them due to their excellent performance; it's a worthwhile trade off.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great Tire Overall
9/25/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
These are great tires and handle very well. They now have 42k miles and I'm about to change them. I wish I could have gotten a few more thousand miles out of these but then again, over 40k isn't too bad.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
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.
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