Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4matic Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 400
Location: Allentown, PA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Initial Review: 400 miles on tires
April 12, 2012

Very early review as I have had problems with different styles of tires for this AWD car and want to give feedback as these AWD cars just eat tires. This one had a UTQG well over 500, the car is getting old 127,000 miles but I thought I'd try something different. I have an AMG SL as well so that tells a bit of my driving style. I have had asymmetric tread tires before but they were extreme summer performance so were worthless in rain and were replaced by pure snow tires for winter. Pilot Sport V-Groove AWD was incredibly noisy and wore out far too fast, standard passenger GT Touring AS were devoid of performance. I was concerned about noise with this tire because of the complex inner 40% of the tire and the tread depth, but the noise is barely more if at all different from the ContiProContact. I have put these through early paces and am very pleased. I intend to update as I am fascinated with wet/dry/snow performance factors and want to share. I bought these because they were similar cost to a more boring tire and figure this car probably will be replaced in the next 30,000 miles so .... so what.

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