Continental Extreme Contact DWS, What is the Verdict?

Tire Rack completed both winter and summer testing of the new Continental Extreme Contact DWS tire allowing us to see how the Continental Extreme Contact DWS did in dry, wet and snow conditions.  Our Summary was simple "A true ultra high performance tire for all seasons"

Continental Extreme Contact DWS Tire Test Results:

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS has proven itself to be an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire leader demonstrating exceptional snow and wet traction.  Check the test video out below to see what we learned.

Winter Test Results Video                                                 Summer Test Results Video                                    
Tire Rack Continental Extreme Contact DWS - Winter Test                                                                   Tire Rack Continetnal Extreme Contact DWS - Sumer Test

Look close I might be driving one of those BMW Coupes on the Tire Rack Test Track... 

Continental Extreme Contact DWS Tire Survey Results:

The new Continental Extreme Contact DWS currently ranks as the best Ultra High Performance All-Season tire in category rated by our consumers.  Take a look at some of the Continental Tire Surveys from previous buyers of the Extreme Contact DWS.
So what is the verdict on the New Continental Extreme Contact DWS?  From price to tread wear, wet traction, and winter traction the results speak for them selves.  Speaking of tread wear the new Extreme Contact DWS has a tire warranty of 50,000 miles.  Which is higher than any other performance tire in class.


Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Bill

Based on the extremely good reviews this tire has received I just put 4 on my wife's Lincoln LS. Much too early to come up with a verdict but I must say that they are quiet. This is the 3rd set of tires on that car and it only has 51,000 miles on it. It originally came with Continentals and I replaced those with Firestone Firehawks. In both cases after relatively few miles the previous tires became noisy to the point where driving the car 150 miles gave you a headache. I have Continental Contact Sports 2 on my Porsche 911 and am very happy with them. Hope the same holds for the DWS. 4 tires (225/55/16) mounted, balance, stems, valves, sales tax etc. about $600
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by John

Bill, have you done any winter/snow driving with the Conti DWS tires in the year that you've had them? What's your experience been?
Thursday, April 14, 2011 by Batman2772

I'm sorry unless you were born at night, like last night "All Season" tires & I don't care which brand your talking about are only at best 3 season tires & those seasons don't include winter! If want control & safety driving in any type of winter conditions please spend some money & buy yourself a set of winter tires. Your car & any passengers who ride with you will thank you, it'll make a world of difference. All season stands for "Great Marketing Tool" If anyone who sells or tries to sell you tires tells you different their lying to you & putting a sale before your safety! Take it from someone who drives in Canadian winters-Thanks
Sunday, July 17, 2011 by Jim

do any lincoln use a 16' wheel
Monday, July 18, 2011 by Ben

Hi Jim. Yes some Lincolns do use 16" wheels. If you are shopping for wheels, feel free to email

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