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Continental SportContact 7

Continental SportContact 7

/100% · summer · · : Premium

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Pros and cons

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on dry roads
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The Continental SportContact 7 has received mostly positive reviews across various tests for its performance as a summer tire. This new model provides excellent handling characteristics on dry surfaces, with good aquaplaning reserves and short braking distances. Furthermore, it offers a safe driving experience in wet conditions, showcasing impressive wet braking and handling capabilities. The tire also has high aquaplaning safety and a fine balance of wet grip with strong understeering.

However, there are a few drawbacks noted in some tests. The tire falls short in terms of comfort, with it being criticized for its moderate rolling comfort and increased rolling noise in some cases. Some tests have also reported a tendency for understeering during dry handling and marginally lower grip in wet curves. Additionally, it has been flagged for having poor aquaplaning resistance and increased rolling resistance in one test.

Overall, the Continental SportContact 7 delivers commendable performance, offering a well-rounded balance between sportiness, efficiency, and safety. Its reasonable sportiness and outstanding everyday safety reserves make it a top choice for a summer tire.

Sizes

Continental SportContact 7 is made in 87 sizes, starting from 225/40 R18 up to 325/35 R23.
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Continental SportContact 7 is ranked #100 of 943 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Gute-Fahrt 2023, and other organizations. Continental SportContact 7 belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Germany. However, this particular model is made in Czech Republic/Slovakia/Portugal. It is made in total of 87 sizes, 225/40 R18 being the smallest and 325/35 R23 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 8 times, first test was carried in 2022. Continental SportContact 7 replaced an older model - Continental SportContact 6. This model received the best possible rating in 8 tests. Noise is a strong quality of Continental SportContact 7 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 6.5 mm in 235/55 R19. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (5.87 mm - 255/45 R20, 5.8 mm - 225/40 R18). It can be compared to Ultrac Vorti, which is a tyre from Vredestein (Holland) and has a rating of 60%, compared to 100% of the Continental in question.

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Timeline

2022

Continental SportContact 7 was launched and replaced Continental SportContact 6.

2022

Continental SportContact 7 was tested 3x (Sportauto,...) and won the Sportauto 235/35 R19 test.

2023

Continental SportContact 7 was tested 5x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/40 R18 test.

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Autozeitung 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Dry handling
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Wet braking
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Sportauto 2022
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autozeitung 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet handling
Sportauto 2023
Sportauto 2022
TyreReviews.com 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Automotorsport 2023

Continental SportContact 7 in tyre tests

The Continental SportContact 7, a premium segment tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most respected tyre testing organizations from 2022 to 2023. The tests were conducted during the summer season and were done on different tyre dimensions as well as on various vehicles from popular automakers. The tyre emerged as a top performer overall, scoring an outstanding rating of 100%. In the Autobild Summer tyre test for 2023, the Continental SportContact 7 was awarded 1st place out of 13, with its best result in Comfort, Dry braking, Dry handling, Wet braking, and Wet circle cornering. It also won 1st place in the Gute-Fahrt Summer tyre test for 2023 and the SportAuto Summer tyre test for 2023. In the Automotorsport Summer tyre test for 2023, it was awarded a very good rating and was best in Aquaplaning-longitudal, Dry braking, and Dry handling-objective. In the Autozeitung Summer tyre test for 2023, the Continental SportContact 7 was the test winner, coming in 1st place out of 9 and was best in Dry braking, Dry handling, Wet braking, and Wet circle cornering. Overall, the Continental SportContact 7 performed exceptionally well in all the tests and is an excellent choice for drivers looking for high-performance tyres in the premium segment.

All tyre tests where Continental SportContact 7 was featured:
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Continental SportContact 7
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Continental SportContact 7
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Source: reifenpresse.de
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Continental SportContact 7
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Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Continental SportContact 72+ 1-
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Continental SportContact 7
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Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,37,27,26,3
Continental SportContact 79,3 8,99,410
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDry
Best values in test2+1-
Continental SportContact 721-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Tyre Reviews Summer tyre test 2022 255/35 R19
test winner
Source: www.tyrereviews.com

Test ratings distribution

100% (8x)
OutstandingTest winnerExemplaryVery good
4x2x1x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R18R19R20
100% (2x)100% (5x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
100% (2x)100% (3x)100% (1x)100% (2x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Continental SportContact 7 made?

    Continental SportContact 7 is made in Czech Republic/Slovakia/Portugal.

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