Continental Premium Contact 6 vs Michelin Pilot Sport 4

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental Premium Contact 6 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tyres. The Continental Premium Contact 6 is an Premium-Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is an Premium-Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

Premium-Contact-6 VS Pilot-Sport-4

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been twenty-two tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these twenty-two tests:

  • Continental Premium Contact 6 finished ahead of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 in five of the tests
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 finished ahead of the Continental Premium Contact 6 in sixteen of the tests
  • The Continental Premium Contact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 drew in one of the tests

While it might look like the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is better than the Continental Premium Contact 6 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from seventeen tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during thirteen dry braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 stopped the vehicle in 1.8% less distance than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
35.06M
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
34.43M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.2M
2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 36.1M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 35.4M
2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 35.4M
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 32M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 31.8M
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.9M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.6M
2019 Summer 53 Tyre Braking Shootout
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.2M
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.2M
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 36M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 36.6M
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 35.4M
2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 33.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 32.1M
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 33.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 32.1M
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34M
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 34.7M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.3M
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 34.27M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 33.93M
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.4M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 35.4M
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 36.7M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 37.1M
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.9M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 34.5M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during four dry handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was 0.52% faster around a lap than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
72.71s
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
72.33s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 53.11s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 52.4s
2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 63.3s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 62.8s
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 89.1s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 88.1s
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 68.8s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 69s
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 94.83s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 94.87s
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 67.1s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 66.8s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during three dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was 0.23% faster around a lap than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
112.33Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
112.59Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 85.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 87.6Km/H
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 125.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 124.3Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 116.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 117.7Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 99.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 99Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 116.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 116.4Km/H
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 126.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 126.2Km/H
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 125.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 125.4Km/H
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 102.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 104.1Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 scored 4.26% more points than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
24.25 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
25.33 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 10 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9 Points
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 19 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 18 Points
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 51 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 57.5 Points
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9 Points
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 10 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9 Points
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 46.5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 49.5 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from seventeen tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during thirteen wet braking tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 stopped the vehicle in 1.51% less distance than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
36.5M
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
35.95M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 29.6M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 28.7M
2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 30.7M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 29.8M
2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 49.1M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 49.4M
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 28M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 26.8M
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 32.3M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 30.2M
2019 Summer 53 Tyre Braking Shootout
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 29.9M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 29.6M
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 29.9M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 29.6M
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 49.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 50.9M
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 39.7M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 39M
2020 Tyre Market Overview Braking Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 30.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 29.8M
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 47.2M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 46.5M
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 31.3M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 30.8M
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 42.1M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 44.8M
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 35.86M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 35.08M
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 31.8M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 33.3M
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 52.5M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 47.6M
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 30.6M Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 29.2M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from seven tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during six wet handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was 1.61% faster around a wet lap than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
69.51s
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
68.39s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 86.1s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 85.27s
2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 87.6s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 87s
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 27.5s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 27.5s
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 84.1s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 83.3s
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 63.7s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 63.1s
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 65.3s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 64.46s
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 72.3s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 68.1s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from eight tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during five wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was 0.66% faster around a wet lap than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
79.41Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
79.94Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2017 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 69.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 70.9Km/H
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 79.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 79.6Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 76.5Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 85.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 85.4Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 73Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 71.9Km/H
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 83Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 83.6Km/H
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 85.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 84.7Km/H
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 85.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 86.9Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during six subj. wet handling tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 scored 8.16% more points than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
22.5 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
24.5 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 10 Points
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 10 Points
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 55.5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 56.5 Points
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 9 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 10 Points
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 6 Points
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 47.5 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 54.5 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during two wet circle tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was 2.43% faster around a wet circle than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
14s
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
13.66s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 12.2s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 12.01s
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 15.8s Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 15.3s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from thirteen tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during ten straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 floated at a 3.27% higher speed than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
80.04Km/H
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
82.75Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 72.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 77.4Km/H
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 83.5Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 88.5Km/H
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 71.1Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 71.3Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 91.8Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 99.7Km/H
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 89.4Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 92.1Km/H
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 75.3Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 76.7Km/H
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 93.6Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 99.1Km/H
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 86Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 88.7Km/H
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 71.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 70.4Km/H
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 77.9Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 76.7Km/H
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 65.7Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 69.7Km/H
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 95Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 98.2Km/H
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 67.2Km/H Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 67.2Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during two curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 slipped out at a 8.18% higher speed than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
5.95m/sec2
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
6.48m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 2.3m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 2.23m/sec2
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 2.8m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 2.7m/sec2
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 2.91m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 3.27m/sec2
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 15.8m/sec2 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 17.7m/sec2

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during three subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 scored 6.31% more points than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
10.4 Points
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
11.1 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 7 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9 Points
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 6 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 7 Points
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 24 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 23.5 Points
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 7 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9 Points
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8 Points Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 7 Points

Noise

Looking at data from eleven tyre tests, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better during ten noise tests. On average the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 measured 1.9% quieter than the Continental Premium Contact 6.

Continental Premium Contact 6
71.65dB
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
70.29dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 72dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 71dB
2018 Test World Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 62.5dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 62.8dB
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 71.2dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 70.1dB
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 72.6dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 71.6dB
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.9dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 72.1dB
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.5dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 72.5dB
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 72.3dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 70.1dB
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 71.4dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 71.1dB
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 73.5dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 70.8dB
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 71.1dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 68.3dB
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 74.1dB Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 72.8dB

Wear

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental Premium Contact 6 was better during two wear tests. On average the Continental Premium Contact 6 is predicted to cover 9.11% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

Continental Premium Contact 6
44933.33KM
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
40838.67KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental Premium Contact 6

2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 50700KM Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 51090KM
2020 ADAC 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 39200KM Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 38200KM
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 44900KM Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 33226KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental Premium Contact 6 was better during two value tests. On average the Continental Premium Contact 6 proved to have a 28.96% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

Continental Premium Contact 6
10.45Price/1000
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
14.71Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Continental Premium Contact 6

2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.09Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9.4Price/1000
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 12.81Price/1000 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 20.01Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from nine tyre tests, the Continental Premium Contact 6 was better during eight price tests. On average the Continental Premium Contact 6 cost 10.18% less than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

Continental Premium Contact 6
436.19
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
485.61
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Continental Premium Contact 6

2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 450 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 450
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 410 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 480
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 590 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 675
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 575 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 665
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 612 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 704
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 410 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 440
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 79.7 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 88.5
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 209 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 208
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 590 Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 660

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from twelve tyre tests, the Continental Premium Contact 6 was better during seven rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental Premium Contact 6 had a 1.74% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

Continental Premium Contact 6
8.45kg / t
Michelin Pilot Sport 4
8.6kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental Premium Contact 6

2018 AZ Summer AND All Season Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.8kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9.3kg / t
2018 AMS Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 9.1kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9.1kg / t
2019 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.23kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 9.8kg / t
2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.01kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.3kg / t
2019 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.84kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.88kg / t
2020 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 7.63kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.09kg / t
2020 AMS 18 Inch Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.2kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.4kg / t
2021 Auto Zeitung Summer UHP Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.88kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.64kg / t
2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.84kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.56kg / t
2022 AMS Performance Summer Tyre Test
245/45 R19
Continental Premium Contact 6: 7.5kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 7.2kg / t
2022 AutoBild Sports Cars UHP Summer Tyre Test
225/45 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.71kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.42kg / t
2021 EVO Summer Tyre Test
225/40 R18
Continental Premium Contact 6: 8.6kg / t Michelin Pilot Sport 4: 8.5kg / t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental Premium Contact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

In total the Continental Premium Contact 6 has been reviewed 117 times and drivers have given the tyre 81% overall.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 has been reviewed 313 times and drivers have given the tyre 82% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin Pilot Sport 4.

Best Review for the Continental Premium Contact 6
Given 96% 225/45 R17 on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
Have been driving on these tires for about a month. About 3t/km. They replaced the OE sport contact 5 on my car. Overall dry and wet grip is very good as well as the improved comfort compared to previous tires. The problem that I have with these tires is the vibration that I feel while driving at moderate speed 80km/h. They have been balanced twice but the problem is still present. I am pretty disappointed. Eventually I will be forced to buy a new set of tires and certainly not Continental. Maybe Michelin Pilot Sport 4 could solve this issue. Does anyone have similar problems. Would be glad... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 371 - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2017
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Best Review for the Michelin Pilot Sport 4
255/35 R18 W on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
First opinions on new Pilot Sport 4

I have today (11/01/16) received some of the first available Pilot Sport 4's in the UK. They are to replace my worn out Goodyear Eagle ASY 2's on the rear of my GAD Tuned C250 Cdi.

I will review again in a few weeks when I have had chance to thoroughly try the tyre out, however my initial observations are as follows:

Aesthetic appeal: They look good and sit well on the rims, a pleasant development over the PS3, both in tread pattern and sidewall appearance, without being 'over the top'.

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Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental Premium Contact 6 was better in wear, value, price and rolling resistance tests, whereas the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 was better in dry braking, dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [s], wet handling [km/h], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, subj. comfort and noise tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

 Overall Winner: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental Premium Contact 6 and Michelin Pilot Sport 4, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.