Continental Extremecontact DWS 06

The Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 is a High Performance All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre has been replaced by the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 88%
Wear 66%
Comfort 67%
Buy again 78%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 80%

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 90,000 miles driven.

The Extremecontact DWS 06 is ranked 6th of 27 All Season High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2020 Tyre Reviews UHP All Season Tyre Test - 5th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent wet handling, good levels of comfort, low levels of noise.
  • Negative - Average dry performance, subjectively it felt more like a touring tire than a UHP tire.
  • Overall - The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 was very strong in the wet and had good levels of comfort, but had an average performance in the dry, feeling more like a comfort bias tire.

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2020 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2020 Tyre Reviews UHP All Season Tyre Test (245/40 R18)
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    Top 3 Continental Extremecontact DWS 06 Reviews

    Given 64% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 5 Aero Saloon (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
    I gave the tires a middle of the road rating for wear as they are new on my car and can't give them high or low marks.
    These tires are ridiculously noisy. To the point that the hum can be felt through the steering wheel. So far, they also seem to adversely affect fuel mileage. Down 2 MPG compared to the Pirellis that came off.
    Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2015
    Given 89% while driving a BMW 535d M Sport (275/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Excellent all season tire. Lasted for 40 k Kms (UTQG 560) on my e60 535d (rear). OK grip in snow (first 20 k kms), excellent in dry and wet. Very impressed. Too bad Continental doesn’t offer DWS06 in the European market.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on May 28, 2018
    Given 89% while driving a Volvo S60 R AWD (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 41,500 spirited miles
    Great tire for our Volvo S60 AWD T6. No real need for a winter tire in Toronto.
    Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2017
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    Given 70% while driving a Ford fusion (/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    Decent tire, however the wear and road noise was terrible...barley got 40000 miles out of them
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on June 26, 2022
    Given 88% while driving a Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro (/55 R20) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Much quieter and more comfortable than the P0 Pirelli tires they replaced. The A6 Audi is a touring car for me, often in wet Seattle weather. No hydroplaning ever even at speed. Excellent stability and braking gives great confidence.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on June 12, 2022
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    Mercedes Benz (245/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 6,500 average miles
    It was officially imported in Japan a few years ago. Driving noise may be slightly louder than Pirelli pzero. Demonstrates a stable grip from low speeds to high speeds in fine weather. It was stable even when driving on the Fuji Speedway. This is the first tire that keeps hydroplaning away in the rain.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2022
    Given 90% while driving a Honda Accord (245/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Previously had a set of BFG Sport comp tires which handle fantastic in the dry, okay in the wet. They wore out after two years and made a racket when they got near the end of their life. To compare to BFGs the DWS06 does everything very well, there was a noticeable change in the responsiveness and overall dry handling isn't as sharp. However wet handling is superb and after a similar driving period of two years they hardly look worn, the W is still clearly visible. They're comfortable for most road conditions and I wouldn't consider them a loud tire, however again this was after the excessively loud BFGs. This was my first time buying a high performance all season tire, and so far have been pleasantly surprised.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on September 22, 2020