The new PremiumContact 7 will be available in autumn 2022. The PremiumContact 7 is reported to improve the the handling, braking ability and ride comfort of the PremiumContact 6.
This tire replaced the Continental Premium Contact 6.
Tire review data from 10 tire reviews averaging 90% over 19,400 miles driven.
The PremiumContact 7 is ranked 6th of 146 Summer Premium Touring tires.
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2023-02-25 - Is new premium contact 7 softer or the same as premium contact 6? Which is more comfortable?
According to Continental the 7 should have an improvement in comfort, though I have yet to test them back to back.
2023-04-09 - I have a 2wd 3.5l V6 Toyota Estima. A big comfy thing that looks like an egg. Unfortunately, on the Yokohamas it came with, it also handles like one. It feels glassy when going round roundabouts and frequently spins its wheels when pulling away from traffic lights in the wet. I want something that gives me some idea of what the front end is doing, with excellent wet braking and curved aqua. Would I be better off with a UHP tire like this, or a premium touring tire like the Michelin Primacy 4? Cheers.
The PC7 is a good mix of touring and sports, so in theory should meet all your requirements. Hopefully it will turn your boiled egg into something more exciting, maybe scrambled egg.
2023-04-17 - Is PC7 actually an UHP tire like PS⁵ and Asy 6? Some test result show that not huge performance difference between PC7 and Asy6/PS⁵
The PC7 is a bit of a confusing tire as it covers both HP and UHP. In the larger sizes, 17" and above it is certainly a rival to the PS5 and Asymmetric 6.
2023-05-11 - I plan to ditch the run flat GY F1 3s on my BMW 520d, and goal of increased comfort on poor roads whilst retaining sporty subjective handling has brought me to PS5 vs PC7. Do you think there will be a direct comparison test? Would you agree PC7 might have better subjective handing and less harsh over expansion joints and potholes? Many thanks.
Just finishing this test now so check out YouTube next week, but to answer directly, both tires now feel very similar. I would suggest fitting the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6 instead.
2023-06-02 - Would you say the loss of sportyness in the CP7 compared to the PS5 is noticeable in road driving? Or are you talking about the limits of handling on the track? Many thanks for your dedicated research.
In the 18" test the PC7 and PS5 felt very similar, any loss of sportyness was comparing against the previous tire, the PC6.
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