The performance tire, with outstanding handling and control.
The ContiSportContact™ 5 adapts to the road surface, giving improved grip and handling when accelerating and cornering.
Featuring Black Chilli Technology. the ContiSportContact™ 5 is reactive, giving shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads.
The unique tire composition ensures considerably reduced rolling resistance – for higher mileage and reduced fuel consumption.
The German magazine Gute Fahrt has published in issue 03/2020 the Summer Tire Test 2020. The tested tire size was 215/50 R18 V/W, test vehicle was a VW T-Roc.
The test was conducted by Gute Fahrt in cooperation with Pirelli in Vizzola/Italy.
Rating for the ContiSportContactTM 5: Very good
About our ContiSportContactTM 5:
+ No weaknesses, convincing on dry and wet roads
+ Steering precision and sporty layout
- Only satisfactory in Aquaplaning, Noise and Comfort
Secure grip in wet conditions is crucial for safe driving. Performance is graded into classes, A to G (although D and G are not currently used). The stopping distance between a class A tire and a class F tire can be as much as 18 metres.
Reduced rolling resistance saves fuel and cuts CO2 emissions. Class A tires deliver the best fuel efficiency, with each subsequent class through to G increasing fuel consumption by between 0.42 and 0.56 mpg for a car which does 36 mpg.
This is the external noise made by the tire and is measured in decibels. The more filled bars shown on the label, the louder the tires.