Continental ContiVikingContact 6

Continental ContiVikingContact 6 photo, test, review

The Continental VikingContact 6 is a Premium Touring Studless Winter tyre with asymmetrical tread Pattern, designed for Passenger cars. The tyre also has SUV-version.

The tire replace the Continental VikingContact 5.

The tyre has been replaced by the Continental VikingContact 7.

2016 AMS Continental VikingContact 6 test

In 2015 experts of the Swedish magazine Auto Motor & Sport have tested the Continental ContiVikingContact 6 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with seven similar budget, mid-range and premium studless tyres. In addition, experts included into the test eight studded tyres, for comparison of results.

test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
15th place in Wet braking. The braking distance difference with the best studless tyre was 5.64 meters.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
10-11th place in Wet handling. Continental was 1.08 seconds slower, than the best studless tyre.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
7th place in Dry braking. The braking distancedifference was 1,56 meters longer, than the best studless tyre.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
11th place in Snow braking. Continental was very close to the leader (studded tyre) and showed 0.55 meters braking distance longer, than the best studless tyre.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
9th place in Snow traction. One of the best result among studless tyre. The snow acceleration time difference with the best studless tyre was 0.1 seconds.
test Continental VikingContact 6 review
9th place in Snow lateral stability. The snow handling time difference with the best studless was 0.16 seconds.
test Continental VikingContact 6 review
7th place in Ice braking (better, than some studded tyres). The braking distance difference with the best studless tyre was 0.18 meters.
test Continental VikingContact 6 review
10th place in Ice traction. The ice acceleration time difference with the best studless tyre was 0.48 seconds.
test Continental VikingContact 6 review
1-2nd place in Wet lateral stability.
test Continental ContiVikingContact 6 review
5-7th place in Rolling restitance. The fuel consumption difference was 0.03 k/10km.

Overall Continental VikingContact 6 review

According to the test results the Continental took 2nd place among studless tyres.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance, but good handling.
  • Good dry braking.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Good ice performance.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance among similar studless tyres.

Similar tyres from the test:

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