Continental SportContact 7

The Continental Sport Contact 7 is a UUHP summer tyre designed to have optimum grip in the dry and wet. Initially the Sport Contact 7 will be launched in 42 sizes covering 19" to 23", but further sizing in the future will include certain 18" sizes!

This tyre replaced the Continental Sport Contact 6.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 98%
Wet Grip 98%
Road Feedback 98%
Handling 98%
Wear 85%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 90%

Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 8,300 miles driven.

The SportContact 7 is ranked 2nd of 69 Summer Max Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 Tyre Reviews UUHP Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - The best in wet braking and handling by a considerable margin, fastest in the dry with shortest dry braking.
  • Negative - Poor aquaplaning resistance, increased rolling resistance.
  • Overall - The just released Continental SportContact 7 sets a new benchmark in the wet, finishing both tests with an impressive gap to the next best tyre. Fortunately this steller wet performance doesn't come at the expense of dry performance, as the new SC7 is also the fastest in the dry, with the shortest dry braking. The drawbacks, the tyre isn't the strongest in aquaplaning, and is 6% off the best in the rolling resistance test. With such an advantage in the wet the new Continental Sport Contact 7 is a deserving test winner, and with it, a new standard for the UUHP segment.
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2022 AutoBild 19 Inch Summer UHP Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - New sports tyres with the best handling properties in the dry, good aquaplaning reserves, short braking distances, safe driving behavior in the wet.
  • Negative - Average ride comfort.
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2022 Sport Auto UHP, UUHP and Semi Slick Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Outstanding braking in wet and dry conditions at everyday road and tyre temperatures. Despite small limitations in the sports rating very balanced.
  • Negative - Small deficits in longitudinal aquaplaning and ride comfort.
  • Overall - Outstanding safety reserves in everyday life.
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Questions and Answers for the Continental SportContact 7

2022-03-21 - Is this tyre good for an audi rs3 sedan? if not, which one is? (except the ps4s)

This would be great on an RS3!

2022-03-23 - I am deciding between this and the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport. You praised the latter for having excellent steering response. How would you say it compares to these. For context I have an 2015 m235i RWD I drive on weekends. I like driving sideways from time to time but do not go on track days

They're fairly close, the Continental is the more rounded tyre and is certainly better in the wet so if you use the car in the rain I would side with this tyre.

2022-03-30 - I need a new set of tyres for an R35 GTR running 660bhp. The MPS4S are tried and tested on the GTR but this tyre seems to be better on paper. I have three questions: The first is what is the wear like on the SC7? Secondly, do you think the SC7 can handle the power and AWD capabilities of the GTR? Finally, what tyre sizes would you recommend? (OEM 255/40/20 front and 285/35/20 rear)

The wear rate of the SC7 is as yet untested, Continental say it should be similar to the PS4S though. The tyre will have no issues with the power of the GTR, and for sizes I can only recommend sticking with OE. The tyre should have an advantage to the PS4S in the wet.

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SportContact 7 Prices

Size Price Range  
235/35 R19 £143.00 - £227.40 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/35 R19 £175.74 - £194.60 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/40 R19 £156.00 - £185.80 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
275/30 R20 £222.00 - £274.80 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 43 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Continental SportContact 7 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro (255/40 R19) on mostly town for 5,000 spirited miles
They are the best ! First tire that sends me on wet the same amount of control and safety as in dry conditions, I’ve tried them all, the new Sport Contact 7 exceeds all my expectations. Totally recommend to anyone who wants a solid sport tire. 10/10
11 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2022   
Given 79% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (245/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
These tyres grip amazingly well in both the wet and dry! Feedback is great thanks to the stiff sidewalls but with the stiff sidewalls you do loose comfort.
11 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2022   
Given 95% while driving a Audi A5 2.0TFSI Quattro (275/30 R20) on mostly motorways for 2,000 easy going miles
Very happy with this tyre. They have near enough eliminated the usual understeer from my A5 with a very sharp turn in and a progressive feel as the tyres load up through moderately fast corners. I’ve only experienced the wet a couple of times and it again impressed me. It’s too early to say how they will wear but I will review again in the future.
1 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2022   
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