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Comparison: Continental PremiumContact 6 vs. Pirelli P ZERO

# Continental PremiumContact 6
/87%
Pirelli P ZERO
/61%

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In this article, we will be comparing two summer tyres: the Continental PremiumContact 6 and the Pirelli P ZERO. Both tyres have a solid reputation, with the Continental PremiumContact 6 receiving a 90% rating, and the Pirelli P ZERO earning an 88% rating on our website.


Before we dive into the comparison, let's look at some background information. The Continental PremiumContact 6 is a touring tyre made in Slovakia, Germany, and the Czech Republic. It replaced the previous model, the Continental ContiPremiumContact 5, and has since been replaced by the Continental PremiumContact 7. On the other hand, the Pirelli P ZERO is an Italian-made summer tyre without any identified replacement.


Now, onto the comparison based on various test results. Out of 11 tyres tested in AutoMotorSport, the Continental PremiumContact 6 claimed the 3rd position, excelling in dry handling, dry handling - objective, dry lane changing, and dry steering response. The Pirelli P ZERO secured the 4th position, showcasing its best feature as wet side guide.


In an Autobild test of 53 tyres, the Continental PremiumContact 6 ranked 8th, with strengths in dry handling, mileage, and price/value. The Pirelli P ZERO impressively took the 4th position, boasting dry handling, dry braking, wet braking, wet circle cornering, wet handling, and dry handling as its best features.


ADAC ranked the Continental PremiumContact 6 as the top tyre out of 16 tested, excelling in mileage, wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling. The Pirelli P ZERO landed at 12th position, with strengths in dry braking, dry driving behavior, safety, exterior noise, wet circle cornering, and wet handling.


Among 10 tyres in Gute-Fahrt's test, the Continental PremiumContact 6 secured the 1st position, while the Pirelli P ZERO settled for the 7th position, distinguishing itself in wet circle cornering.


A test conducted by Automotorsport, featuring 10 tyres, placed the Continental PremiumContact 6 at the 3rd position, with its best features being dry handling, dry handling - objective, and dry lane changing. The Pirelli P ZERO clinched the 2nd position and showcased its strengths in dry handling, dry lane changing, dry steering response, wet handling, wet handling - objective, and wet safety.


Lastly, the ACE test ranked the Continental PremiumContact 6 and Pirelli P ZERO at 5th and 7th positions, respectively, out of 11 tested tyres. The Continental tyre demonstrated its strength in dry driving behavior, while the Pirelli tyre excelled in dry braking, dry driving behavior, wet circle cornering, and wet handling - objective.


In conclusion, the Continental PremiumContact 6 is overall better in tests and offers an impressive balance of dry and wet handling, as well as great mileage. The Pirelli P ZERO holds its ground as a strong competitor, excelling in dry performance, and wet circle cornering. Both tyres are worth considering depending on your specific needs and preferences. For more information, visit Continental's manufacturer page and Pirelli's manufacturer page.

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Mutual tests

Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoiseComfort
Best values in test9,49,3101010
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Very good
8,19,1767
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Very good
8,28,5689
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,128,7
Continental PremiumContact 633,230,2
Pirelli P ZERO34,834,6
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Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,71,32,82,01,6
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Good
1,7 2,43,62,0 2,1
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Satisfactory
1,81,3 2,93,02,7
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Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Very good
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Good +
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Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test111
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Exemplary
221
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Good
1- 2+3+
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Name WetDry
Best values in test1-1-
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Exemplary
2+2+
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Exemplary
1- 1-
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Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test34,228,7
Continental PremiumContact 635,829,9
Pirelli P ZERO35,128,9
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Name Points totalWetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,49,89,310
Continental PremiumContact 68,58,58,78,0
Pirelli P ZERO8,38,58,65,9
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Name Points totalWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1505539147
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Recommended
1456348187
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Recommended
1415850168
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Name Points total
Best values in test9,4
Continental PremiumContact 6
Rating: Recommended
8,4
Pirelli P ZERO
Rating: Recommended
8,8
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