Summer tyre: Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

Many drivers will look at that scary snow performance when choosing whether to change tyres for the seasons or go for a more winter-orientated design.

Continental ContiPremiumContact 5

Many drivers will look at that scary snow performance when choosing whether to change tyres for the seasons or go for a more winter-orientated design. For snow driving it’s a no-brainer.

Deciding between winter and all-season tyres is trickier, and key here is the dry braking result. Only the Michelin got close, and the nearest conventional all-season tyre needed more than two metres extra to stop. Our dry handling lap was compromised, but the feel was a big improvement over most all-season rubber. The ultimate solution remains changing tyres in the autumn and spring, but the gap is getting smaller.

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Results

Continental ContiPremiumContact 5
Overall  95.30%
Snow braking   44.40%
Snow traction34.90%
Snow handling63.80%
Straight aquaplaning  98.10%
Curved aquaplaning97.10%
Wet braking95.80%
Wet handling91.00%
Dry braking  103.70%
Dry handling99.50%
Rolling resistance   91.50%
Cabin noise85.70%
Price£78.12

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