Continental VikingContact 7

The Continental VikingContact 7 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Continental VikingContact 6.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 55%
Wet Grip 50%
Road Feedback 63%
Handling 70%
Wear 50%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 70%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 80%

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 29,000 miles driven.

The VikingContact 7 is ranked 40th of 45 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - [Friction] Very good on ice and snow.
  • Negative - Poor wet performance.
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2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances and excellent handling in the ice, optimum controllability in the snow, good handling in the wet.
  • Negative - Oversteer balance in the dry.
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2020 Vi Bilagare Nordic Friction Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Positive - A near faultless nordic winter tyre, highest overall levels of grip in the ice and snow, combined with good grip in the dry and wet.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
215/60 R17 100T XL   C E 72 11.87kgs
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Latest Continental VikingContact 7 Reviews

Given 79% while driving a Volvo C30 2.0L Petrol (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
I have done about 20k km over the last 2 winters on my VC7s and I am pretty hay with them. they are really quiet and stable at highway speeds. I have not pushed their grip limit in the wet or dry very much but it takes a lot to get stuck with them. my only issue with them is the wear is not the greatest. tho i have to keep them on let into the spring because i run summer tires and don't want to get my self into trouble. my mom has had Michelin x ices on her car for the last 3 winters and they seem to have pretty minimal wear.
8 - tyre reviewed on March 25, 2021   
Given 63% while driving a BMW 5 Series 2007 (225/50 R17 T) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Best studless winter tyre i have ever had.
Good allround. Low noise. Just take it a little easier on very wet tarmac, or very warm dry tarmac, as with all nordic winter tyres.

Not as good as studded tyre on ice, say for example nokian hakka 8, but what tyre are??

Dont know wear rate yet. Continental are usually worn down after 1, tops 2 years. So that is the bad side. Will report later.
45 - tyre reviewed on October 4, 2018   
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