Continental’s New PremiumContact 7 has Double Tyre Test Success with Auto Express and Tyre Reviews

BestDrive are delighted to announce that Continental takes the win, as the PremiumContact 7 received first place in the Tyre Reviews’ 2023 Summer Tyre Test and Auto Express Best Touring Tyre Test. These tyre tests are independently run and are a real “Consumer” validation of the tyres available on the market.

The PremiumContact 7 is the seventh generation of the multi award-winning PremiumContact range. For the new summer tyre, Continental have introduced leading technologies such as a size-specific design, innovative RedChili compound for the tread and an adaptive tread design.

Both Tyre Reviews and Auto Express tested the PremiumContact 7 on a Volkswagen Golf in tyre size 205/55 R16. Jonathan Benson of Tyre Reviews said, “Once again Continental have dropped a new tyre to the market, and seriously moved the game on, most noticeably in the wet. Last year it was the SportContact 7, this year it’s the PremiumContact 7.”

Steve Fowler, Editor in Chief of Auto Express said, “The Continental PremiumContact 7 is an exceptional tyre. Rarely do we see a new tyre that is so far ahead of its rivals, but the new PremiumContact 7 excelled in all our key tests, especially around handling and braking. It really does set a new gold standard – we were hugely impressed.” The adaptable tread design of the PremiumContact 7 ensures even greater stability and ride comfort on both wet and dry roads. Internal comparison testing performed by Continental showed wet handling has improved by five percent and wet braking by as much as seven percent when tested against its predecessor, the PremiumContact 6.

The PremiumContact 7 is available in sizes between 16 and 21 inches. It is suitable for both electric and traditional combustion engine cars and SUVs and comes with a special EV-Compatible logo marking on the sidewall.

For more information on Continental’s complete range, visit

To avail of these amazing tyres in Ireland please contact your local BestDrive branch and ask for details.

BestDrive by Continental – You drive, we care.