Summer tyre review: Continental PremiumContact 6
You only have to look at the two braking test results to see why some people say motorists should change tyres with the seasons
You only have to look at the two braking test results to see why some people say motorists should change tyres with the seasons. In the dry, the PremiumContact 6 stopped a massive seven metres before the winning winter tyre; the gap over the worst tyre was 10 metres. Our wet-test temperatures favoured the summer tyre, where it enjoyed a three-metre advantage over the best winter, and seven over the last-placed design.
These are significant differences, but nothing like the winter tyre’s advantage on snow, where it has two to three times the Contact 6’s grip. For optimum performance it has to be summer tyres for summer, and winter for winter.