Continental ExtremeContact DWSUltra High Performance All Season
Take your sporty car out in any weather and drive confidently with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS tire. This tire’s unique tread pattern combines agile handling and cornering stability with hydroplaning resistance and extreme grip in wet weather and light snow. And with visual performance indicators built right into the tread, you’ll always know exactly what kind of weather conditions your tires can handle, and when it’s time to replace them.Features
- Solid outer shoulder and chamfered tread blocks maximize road contact for great dry performance
- High void-to-tread ratio and enhanced groove curvature for exceptional wet handling and braking
- Traction grooves and increased pattern edges for improved snow performance
- Dynamic Temperature Distribution technology improves wear and rolling resistance for excellent treadlife and fuel economy
- Tuned performance indicators alert the driver to performance levels in dry, wet, and snow conditions
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 701reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mick Miller Super allover, I cannot believe it I live in Switzerland where Snow, Rain, Cold and very warm weather in Summer is common (used to live in Arizona). In Europe u cannot buy a tire with a "miles guarantee" or something like that. The average car over here is driven not more than 80'000 km (50'000 miles) for the car's lifetime. I saw these tires in Arizona and bought them since I am extremely sick of switching to wintertires very october and switching back in april again. First I thought I would take a huge (also for insurance reasons in case of an accident) risk. Then it started to snow extremely and our highway(autobahn) had more thank 10 inches in the morning, me driving to work for about 80 miles. I drive a 3.0 Liter Diesel Audi A4 wagon Quattro with 350 hp's. This is the best tire I ever had. I actually cannot believe it. The conditions in rain and snow are superior. In dry (when warm) medium. I have put 40'000 Miles on the first set. Still the S is indicated. Their problem is when cold, they are inbalanced, but goes away once warm. M September 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AcuraTypeS Giving them a second look. When I had first purchased my vehicle the dealership had these tires on and I was to say the least skeptic. I have come from a long line of Goodyear lines on all of our family vehicles and saw these tires as "cheap" or sub par. For the first 10k I was VERY pleased, even in the thick of winter they performed above and beyond what I had expected. Unfortunately after about 15k they started to wear unevenly I had them taken it to be looked at and the dealership said I had not followed the 6-8k rotation schedule. Like I previously stated I have always purchased Goodyear and never had to rotate my all seasons less than 10k usually unless I saw uneven wear. To make a long story short, at 25k I am replacing two of the tires because my two front tires (Which were rotated only once) are thrashed. If you are seriously considering buying these tires then FOLLOW THE WARRANTY GUIDELINES. If you do not then the tires will NOT last and they will NOT do anything to help you. December 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Acura TL lover Too Noisy I bought the Extreme Contact DWS in December of 2010. I've put about 35,000 mostly highway miles (roads with speed limits at 45mph or higher) on the tires. I still see the DWS on the tire tread. They have been very good at handling in dry and wet weather. Haven't really driven much in snow as the past two winters have been mild in the mid-Atlantic. The worst part about these tires is THEY ARE VERY NOISY!!! I was warned about this shortly after I bought them by a technician when he drove the car trying to diagnose a bent wheel. I had the tires for a few weeks at that point and didn't think I could take them back. He said I needed to really rotate them a lot and I tried to do that but I started noticing the noise around 10-12k miles and now its very loud. At my last rotation, the tech told me these tires were not good and tried to get me to buy new ones but I can't afford $1,000 for new ones. If they weren't so loud I would recommend them. September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GoConti What a difference! I recently replaced a set of Goodyear Eagle F1 all season tires with the Continental Extreme Contact DWS on my Acura 3.2CL type S and man what a difference! The goodyear's were a stiffer tire and handled better in aggressive dry conditions, but they became incredibly noisy, began to wear unevenly, and the ride was terrible. The Conti's are an unbelievable all around tire! Like I said they don't handle quite as good in aggressive cornering, but all around they blow the goodyear's away! The Conti's are extremely quiet, provide a soft ride, and the rain and snow traction is incredible! I got to drive in good old Chicago snow for the first time, and was impressed at the amount of confidence I was able to drive with due to the traction the Conti's provided. This is the fourth set of tires that have been on this car (Michelin O.E.M., Toyo Proxes, Goodyear F1 all season) and is by far the best tire I have ever had on a car. They offer something for every driving condition and driving style. I will never put a different tire on any of my cars! December 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by BSinPDX Excellent A/S Tire This was my fourth set of tires - installed at just over 40k miles on my Audi A3 (FWD). My first set were stock A/S Pirellis which were extremely noisy and didn't offer much grip; got rid of them after 15k because I hated them. My second were Bridgestone RE050A's which were louder, had better dry grip and barely made 12k miles. Then some summer Falken's; cheap, but didn't do much well and were toast in another 12k.I've now had the ExtremeContact DWS for a full year. I still have a ton tread, they have nice traction here in the wet Northwest, and are my quietest tire yet. Couldn't be happier.Haven't tried them in snowNote: since my car is one of those torquey new turbos with front drive (and a very sensitive throttle), my biggest problem is accelerating from a light - particularly when turning. Avoiding wheelspin takes a nimble right foot, and these tires do a nice job - which really helps with treadlife. December 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeremy DWS Don't Let You Down I put a staggered fitment on my G8 GT with 9.5" 275 series in the back and 8.5" on the front. These tires have already been used by myself and my wife in wet, ice, and snowy situations, as well as dry of course. I have not had one incident of slipping, although with any decent rear wheel power, certain restraint is still required. On the highway, they are quiet and comfortable. Not as comfortable as the Goodyears as I had previous, but much better overall. The only complaint I had was right after I bought them and had them mounted and installed on the car, I decided to take some heavy turns. When I did this, I felt some slight sidewall action, but not too much. After I got home I added some additional air to the tires and I havn't noticed any more issues with this. I hope my review makes people realize that these tires are awesome and well worth the money. If Conti is reading this, offer the free GPS again!!!! December 24, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 2001 Corvette 6spd - GREAT Winter / All Season tire I have had these tires on my Corvette for several months and have put over 10k miles on them so far.They are quite and comfortable, especially compared to the OEM EMT tires.I drive my car daily and in a generally spirited manner and these tires have proved to be quite capable.Traction during 1/4mi runs is good, considering the power going to the tires. Cornering is solid and stable.Rain traction at highway speeds is great and I feel comfortable in wet conditions.It is Dec now and they have done very good in the cold temps, ice, and even SNOW!!!! In about two inches of snow the car does as well as any others out there. Kinda nice to drive a Corvette and pass the SUV's stuck or in fender benders.If you're looking for an all-season tire that can still handle a little playful driving, then get these.I am VERY happy with them and the fact that they have a 50,000 mile warranty is a great bonus. December 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by ContiDriver Great all-around performance tires My Volvo C70 (retractable hardtop coupe) came with Pirelli P-Zero Rosso high-performance summer tires, with a Z-rating. They performed very well, but wore out VERY quickly, and also got very noisy as they wore. I had to replace them at 13000 miles.I was looking for a tire that would have significantly greater tread wear, while performing as well, or at least nearly as well. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires totally met these objectives, while also offering all-season high performance. 6,000 miles later, they still look brand new. They are much quieter than the Pirellis, ride more comfortably, and yet offer very precise handling in all weather conditions. And they were also much less expensive!Actually, I now have Conti's on three "vehicles". Besides the Volvo, I have OEM ContiProContact tires on my Subaru Outback, and Continental UltraRace bicyle tires on my Scott CR1 road bike! December 26, 2010
- Tread Life Warranty: Varies based on speed rating
- Uniformity Warranty: First 2/32 Even Wear, 1 Tire Permitted
- Workmanship Material Warranty: 72 month first 2/32 Free Replacement
- Manufacture's Hazard Warranty:
- Test Drive Warranty: 60-day trial. Must purchase 4 and exchange for another set of 4 Continental tires.
- Manufacture's Special Warranty: Three years free flat changes or towing for tires purchased after 2/1/15. Must register at totalconfidence-plan.com within 45 days of purchase. Repair voids warranty. Warranty replacements will be made with a comparable Continental-brand tire.
- Warranty PDF: continental-warranty-2015.pdf