Continental Extreme Contact Reviews- DWS A/S Tire

Continental delivers another quality tire with the Extreme Contact series.

The Continental Extreme Contact DWS is an ultra-high performance-built tire, which is designed to deliver great performance in all seasons.

It comes with a code DWS written on the sidewall of the tire that signifies (Dry/Wet/Snow) which implies great performance on dry driving conditions, on wet driving conditions, and likewise on snow.

This tire delivers great all-season traction, and we decided to bring you a closer look through this Continental Extreme Contact reviews of the DWS all-season tire from its technology to its performance.

Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S Tire

Indeed, the Extreme Contact tire blew our expectations in its performance.

It is one of the rare all-season tires that delivers great performance in all-seasons, even on snow.

The Continental Extreme Contact comes with a UTQG rating of 560AAA.

The tires utilize dynamic temperature distribution that reduces distortion for enhanced energy delivery, lower rolling resistance, and improved tread-life.

The ride quality of this tire is smooth and gentle with a touch of softness.

The fact that the sidewalls are soft and flexible is rather evident, its overall handling is great and above average for an all-season tire.


Asymmetric Tread Design

The DWS is built with a silica-based high-grip compound molded into an asymmetrical tread design.

The tread features curved grooves on the inboard side which aids evacuation of water efficiently.

Crisscross Grooves

This is available at the center of the tread to provide biting edges during snow and good ice grip.

Stable Shoulder Blocks And a Circumferential Rib

You find this on the outboard side of the tire and it aids better steering handling and stability.

Tuned Performance Indicators

The DWS features Tuned Performance Indicators, which are the DWS letters molded into the rib designed to show drivers when wear is affecting the capabilities of the tire.

A visible “DWS” indicates the tire has sufficient tread dry, wet, and snow conditions.

Once the “S” wears away, the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and wet conditions.

When only the “D” remains, the tire has tread depth only for dry conditions.

Internal Structure

The DWS features twin steel belts and a joint-less nylon cap that plies spirally wound with nylon thread to keep the structure stable at high speeds.

All-New Sport Plus Technology

Provides precise handling, good grip on wet, slippery roads, and excellent tread life.

Quick View Indicators

Visually inform drivers of the level tires are performing in dry, wet, and snow and the need to check vehicle’s alignment.

Traction Grooves

Improves snow performance through increased pattern edges.

X-Sipe technology

Improves braking, cornering, and acceleration in wet, snow, and ice.

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On Dry Road Conditions

They have relatively soft sidewalls which contribute to better steering abilities and cornering stability.

Traction on a dry road is excellent and you can make sharp bends smoothly with little effort and no screeching sound.

On Wet Driving Conditions

These tires are great on the wet driving surface.

It does not hydroplane and driving on wet is almost the same as driving on a dry surface.

The wet traction and hydroplaning resistance of these tires are simply unmatched as they push water out relentlessly and the special rubber compound that apparently resists water does deliver quite well.

On Snow

It has a unique asymmetrical tread pattern for different purposes, such as cornering, snow traction, and water evacuation.

These tires are great in snow compared to most all-season tires, that is not to say they beat winter tires.

However, they are great on light/medium snow, as you can stop, corner, and drive with confidence and accelerate probably with a little wheel spin with these tires in the snow.

The traction, stopping, and turning performance of these tires in snow will surprise you.

This is a big deal of a tire with its proven all-season performance.


  • Ultra-High-Performance tire in all-weather conditions
  • Excellent wet grip
  • Resistance to hydroplaning
  • Silica-based, high-grip tread compound
  • Asymmetric tread design
  • Internal twin steel belts
  • DWS indicates enough tread during the dry season, wet season, and snow.


There is a 50,000mile tread warranty from Continental.

The ExtremeContact DWS is available in 87 sizes ranging from 16- to 22 inches and with speed ratings of W and Y.

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Available Sizes

Size 1

195/50ZR16, 205/55ZR16, 205/45ZR16, 205/50ZR17, 215/55ZR16, 215/50ZR17, 215/55ZR17, 215/45ZR17, 215/45ZR18, 215/40ZR18, 225/50ZR16, 225/55ZR16, 225/45ZR17, 225/50ZR17, 225/55ZR17, 225/40ZR18, 225/45ZR18, 225/50ZR18, 225/40ZR19, 235/45ZR17

Size 2

235/55ZR17, 235/50ZR17, 235/40ZR18, 235/45ZR18, 235/50ZR18, 235/55ZR18, 235/35ZR19, 245/40ZR17, 245/45ZR17, 245/50ZR17, 245/25ZR18, 245/40ZR18, 245/45ZR18, 245/40ZR19, 245/50ZR19, 245/35ZR19, 245/45ZR19, 245/45ZR20, 245/35ZR20, 245/40ZR20

Size 3

250/50ZR16, 255/40ZR17, 255/45ZR17, 255/35ZR18, 255/40ZR18, 255/45ZR18, 255/55ZR18, 255/35ZR19, 255/40ZR19, 255/50ZR19, 255/45ZR20, 255/35ZR20, 255/50ZR20, 255/30ZR22, 265/35ZR18, 265/40ZR18, 265/30ZR19, 265/35ZR19, 265/35ZR20, 265/45ZR20

Size 4

265/30ZR22, 265/40ZR22, 265/35ZR22, 275/35ZR18, 275/40ZR18, 275/40ZR19, 275/45ZR19, 275/30ZR19, 275/35ZR19, 275/40ZR20, 275/30ZR20, 275/35ZR20, 275/45ZR20, 285/35ZR18, 285/35ZR19, 285/30ZR19, 285/30ZR20, 285/30ZR22, 285/35ZR22, 295/35ZR18

Size 5

295/40ZR20, 295/35ZR21, 295/40ZR21, 295/25ZR22, 315/35ZR20


  • Outstanding traction on dry, wet, and snow driving roads
  • Responsive and precise steering
  • Great cornering ability and stability
  • Smooth ride even at high speeds


  • Not on its best performance on heavy snow
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The sidewalls are soft but it does not make the ride float.

It is as composed as an enthusiast would love it, and it gives a comfortable ride.

Additionally, these are extremely quiet tires, they have minimal tire roar which makes your drive more enjoyable.


The Continental ExtremeContact DWS delivers great quality, grips well while driving, is smooth to drive, and this tire is one of the best all-season tires.

You will find the steering to be crisp and very responsive, whether you drive under normal conditions or push this tire to the limits.

Continental has added a unique sport sidewall which helps in better steering response regardless of road conditions.

You will find these tires up to the task and it will be a great choice to buy.

We hope you find our Continental Extreme Contact reviews of the DWS helpful.

Leave us a comment below if you have any questions, as we will be glad to help.

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