These are fantastic tires. I can not trace a difference between these and the Conti DW's I had on the car before. They are quiet, grip well, are fantastic in the wet, break away with a very easy to manage linearity, and for the price, cannot be beat. They need a little time to warm up before they really start sticking, but I have had zero control issues on the street - I know exactly where the car is at all times. The rears are wearing quite a big faster than the fronts, but I drive an M3 and I drive aggressively so that's to be expected.