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245/40R17

255/55R18
225/40R18

255/40ZR20
265/45R20
275/40R20
295/40ZR20
285/40R21
295/40ZR21

The ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV is Continental’s Street/Sport Truck Summer run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture. Initially developed to match the sporty driving characteristics of BMW crossover vehicles, ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV tires are designed to offer short braking distances and good cornering traction in moderate to warm ambient temperatures. However, like all summer tires, it is not intended to be driven in near freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.

ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV tires permit drivers to remain mobile in the event of a flat tire by allowing them to reach their destination or tire service facility without having to replace a flat tire with the spare tire. The ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV’s reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) for up to 50 miles (80 km), depending on road conditions and vehicle weight.

The ContiSportContact 5 SSR SUV uses Continental’s Black Chilli compound molded into an asymmetric tread design that features a macro-block outboard shoulder that adapts to the road surface to improve road grip and cornering stability. Four circumferential grooves channel water to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction. A continuous center rib and notched intermediate ribs promote steering response and straight-line tracking.

Continental’s Black Chilli compound’s short-chain polymers react to braking forces by building heat to shorten braking distance on wet and dry roads, while the compound’s long-chain polymers release the absorbed energy more efficiently at constant speeds to reduce rolling resistance. Thus, the tire stops faster and remains cooler for longer life and reduced fuel consumption.

The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide (a mixture of heat-resistant synthetic aramid fiber and nylon threads) that enhance the ride quality while tuning the contact area’s vertical flexibility and lateral rigidity. Reinforced self-supporting sidewalls prevent the inside of the tire from getting pinched between the road and the rim in the event of a loss of inflation.

Though they cannot be labeled as run-flat tires, tires branded with MOExtended or MOE on their sidewalls offer run-flat-like characteristics by delivering limited temporary extended mobility after a puncture results in complete loss of air pressure. Because MOExtended or MOE tires do not have the same speed and distance endurance of conventional run-flat tires, they should not be substituted in any situation where a conventional run-flat tire is required. To confirm what your vehicle needs, check our Original Equipment tire listing for your year, make and model or see your vehicle owner’s manual.

Select Your Tire Size

245/40R17

255/55R18
225/40R18

255/40ZR20
265/45R20
275/40R20
295/40ZR20
285/40R21
295/40ZR21

5 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent tires. Also had P-Zero on same truck. Both have excellent grip but Conti is better in hydroplane resistance, wet traction and definitely much better in wear despite only going from 220 to 280 rating. Best tires for X5

  2. purchased these for front of my X5 , rode well/smooth for a while but started to ride rough the last 1000 miles and now they are starting to cup, will not buy again. going back to Bridgestone they look better .

  3. Not sure why there are so few reviews of this tire after they have been out for a while so figured I’d share my experiences. I have had two F15 X5s now and these are the best summer tires for sure. Dry wet traction are excellent. Two areas that are remarkable is the resistance to hydroplane especially at 275 and 315 widths, and the wear. For such a stick summer tire they last a long time and longer than what the rating implies especially when compared to others. There is no better summer tire for your X5

  4. These tires were OEM and mounted on my X5 3.5d with M-Sport. With 20″ wheels and pot-hole lined roads around Charlotte, I had low expectations for these tires. Initial experience (0-12Kmiles) was smooth and quiet with above average fuel economy (30+mpg). Fuel economy was a big question mark when opting for a diesel equipped with the steamroller wheel tire package, i.e., M-Sport. Zero complaints on long trips and regular highway commutes to work. Several long trips included loose gravel roads (mountains) and snow/icy conditions (snow skiing). The summer tires performed more than adequate even when asked for conditions outside those of summer tire’s comfort zone. Tire life has exceed my expectation, although at a cost. I’m currently nearing 31K miles and the first set of wear bars are nearing the surface with the critical wear bars easily several thousand (3-6k) miles away. Way beyond the norm for summer “sport” tires that generally are toast by 20Kmiles. Tread wear has been very even across all 4 tires with only the outer edges of the fronts showing a slight raised flare due the occasional on/exit ramp speed challenge. The fly in the ointment with these tires is that they developed a condition after 12Kmiles where they became lumpy, noisy and by best accounts, “out of round”. My first thought was that they needed to be balanced, but running hands along the surface of each of the tires feels like running your hand over a fat dog with a protruding rib cage. The dealer recommended living with them or replacement. The ride quality of the last 15K miles has become an inconsistent whomp whump whomp whump with matching road noise based on speed frequency, i.e., more truck and less BMW.Even though the price is steep ($1.6K set), I will most likely buy them again. Pros:Long tread life 30K+Great SUV sport/summer tireNo sidewall bubbles after pothole contactCons:NoiseRide quality drops off after 15K

  5. I’ve had these tires on my BMW X6 35i for awhile now and really hope to not have to use the run flat feature. Run flats will only get you 50 miles on a flat, so what if you’re way out in the middle of Nevada and get a flat. Due to this I purchased a compact spare and jack, since the car didn’t even come with one. Run flat aside, these tires make a lot of road noise, not brand new, but just 10K into them and the treadlife is nothing to be proud of here. I’ll be replacing these before 20K looks like. I really feel any grooving in the road with these tires as well. The steering thru the tires tracks unpredictably, especially on worn asphalt and concrete we have here in Nevada and over the mountain passes. My wife sitting in the passenger seat thinks I can’t even hold the car in the lase steady, that’s how bad it is. These come OEM on many BMWs and I suggest the first thing you do is get a spare tire and jack and lug wrench and when you wear these out, replace them with non-run flats. The ride will be much better and comfortable. The stiff run flat sidewalls don’t do anything for the comfort of this tire. Being a summer tire, the ride even gets worse as the temp drops and if you don’t feel like having 2 sets of tires and live in an area of light snow and summer heat, I go with an all season to replace these. This is what I’ll be doing soon!

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