In its latest issue, the Russian specialist car magazine "Za Rulem" published its summer tire test – with the ContiPremiumContact 5 taking the lead in the test field. Altogether, the experts from Moscow tested 11 tire models from European and Asian manufacturers, including both premium brands and low-cost competitors. The driving tests were conducted on both dry and wet roads. Regarding the ContiPremiumContact 5, the editorial team concluded the following: "Good grip on all road surfaces, high speed in lane changes, high level of comfort." Tires in the tested size 185/60 R 14 are suitable for a large number of smaller passenger cars manufactured in recent as well as earlier years.
In tests carried out by the international trade press in recent years, the ContiPremiumContact 5 took first place on a number of occasions. This high-volume model makes an impression due to short braking distances on dry and wet roads, high mileage performance, precise handling, comfortable driving characteristics, and low rolling resistance. The summer tire for vehicles ranging from small cars to luxury cars is manufactured in 75 different versions for rims of between 14 and 17 inches and is approved for speeds of up to 300 km/h. The "Za Rulem" editorial team conducted the tests on the premises of manufacturer Auto Vaz in the Russian motor city of Tolyatti using a Lada Priora as the test vehicle. Tolyatti lies approximately 1000 km southeast of Moscow on the Volga.