Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW M3 Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,000
Location: Littleton, CO
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeWinterContact
Follow-Up Review: 14,400 miles on tires
January 04, 2014
My initial assessment was pretty good on these. They are great in the snow, not so good in dry. If it was about 55 degrees or above, my car was actually get black from the tire grit coating the sides of it. The tire would actually melt and coat the car. <br><br>They no longer make this tire in the size that I need for my M3 (225/45-17), so this tire is no longer an option for me. I have replaced them with Dunlop D4, more of a performance winter tire. I have had in the past the Dunlop M3 and they were great so hoping the D4's will also be great.<br><br>Bottom line is that if you want a great snow tire where the temperature is below 50 all the time, these are awesome.
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
December 20, 2009

This tire is awesome in the snow. Several times in empty parking lots with packed snow I have punched it and the traction control never kicked in. The car just moved. So far we have had over 30 inches of snow here in Denver, and they have been great!

The dry traction is a bit less than desired. I drive my car spirited and these tires are just awful in the dry. On a twisty, dry road, they feel unsettled and nervous. I have had the back end step out a couple of times. Understand they are not performance tires, but they don't loss it in a controlled fashion.

For a pure snow tire, these are perfect and would highly recommend them. If you want more of a performance snow, I would not recommend these.

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