Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Review

Featuring SportPlus technology and a profound amount of +Silane additives, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 was released to revolutionize the UHP tires market. 

It took Continental 3 years to produce this all-season tire, so we were pretty optimistic when it came out eventually. Can the DWS06 overshadow its predecessor, the DWS? This is what we attempt to find out in this review.



Continental ExtremeContact DWS06

ExtremeContact DWS06

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Bottom Line The DW06 is also considerably more durable than its predecessor, as it has a two-ply sidewall that grants 35% more stiffness.
Pros Great traction on dry, wet, and snowy terrain and it has a sport sidewall insert for fluid steering
Cons A little bit expensive for an all-season tire.
Tire sizes 22″, 20″, 19″, 18”, 17″ and 16”
Price range Starts from approximately $105.
Warranty 50,000 miles or 6-year warranty.

Read our other reviews such as our CrossContact LX20 Continental Review and also the Review of ContiProContact Continental.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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The market of UHP tires is saturated and crowded with products that claim the emblem but fail to deliver a worthy performance. The DWS06 promises to break out of that mold by providing a performance that capitalizes on the already reliable performance of its predecessor, the original DWS, whilst addressing some of its drawbacks. 

The original ExtremeContact DWS displayed an admirable performance on dry and wet terrain, but it wasn’t really something to shout about. Also, the original DWS didn’t perform very well in the snow. The DWS06, on the other hand, uses new technologies such as X-Sipe and Traction Grooves to deliver astounding performance on wet, dry, and snowy terrain. 

In addition to boosting the tire’s traction, these new technologies helped grant the tire excellent cornering and braking capabilities. The steering is also quite responsive and sharp even under extreme circumstances, thanks to the use of a sport sidewall insert. 

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The DW06 is also considerably more durable than its predecessor, as it has a two-ply sidewall that grants 35% more stiffness. The features this tire has in common with its predecessor are the Tuned Performance Indicators and the Alignment Verification System. 

The DW06 flaunts a different tread design from the original DWS. It’s still asymmetrical, but it’s refined by adding more +Silane additives and silica to ensure better handling and traction on dry and wet terrain, not to mention the Continental’s SportPlus technology. 


  • Has a sport sidewall insert for fluid steering
  • Great traction on dry, wet, and snowy terrain
  • Stable performance and excellent cornering
  • Pretty durable tread compound construction


  • A little bit expensive for an all-season tire

Vehicles That Can Use Continental ExtremeContact DWS06

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is designed for drivers of most commercial vehicles. Below is a list of the most popular vehicles compatible with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06.

  • Nissan: Sentra, 350Z, Maxima, Leaf
  • Toyota: Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Avalon, Prius
  • Volkswagen: Beetle, Touareg, Passat, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Rabbit
  • Volvo: C70, V70, S60, S80
  • Hyundai: Tiburon, Genesis, Sonata, Elantra
  • Kia: Rondo, Forte, Optima, Soul
  • Lexus: IS250, IS350, GS350, IS300
  • Acura: ZDX, TSX, ILX, RSX
  • Audi: A3, A4, TT Quattro, A6
  • BMW: M3, X5,, 535i, X1,128i, 135i, 328i, 335i
  • Chevrolet: Cruze, Cobalt, Sonic, Camaro, Impala, Malibu
  • Ford: Focus, Fiesta, Fusion

Find the most compatible tire with the help of our own Review of TerrainContact A/T Continental as well as Review of TrueContact Tour Continental.

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
16 Inches205/55ZR16 91W BSW215/55ZR16 93W BSW225/50ZR16 92W BSW225/55ZR16 95W BSW
17 Inches205/45ZR17 88W BSW205/50ZR17 93W BSW215/50ZR17 95W BSW215/55ZR17 94W BSW225/45ZR17 91W BSW225/50ZR17 94W BSW225/55ZR17 97W BSW235/45ZR17 94W BSW235/55ZR17 99W BSW245/40ZR17 91W BSW245/45ZR17 99Y BSW245/50ZR17 99W BSW255/40ZR17 94W BSW
18 Inches215/45ZR18 93Y BSW
225/40ZR18 92Y BSW
225/45ZR18 91Y BSW
235/40ZR18 95Y BSW
235/45ZR18 98Y BSW
235/50ZR18 97W BSW
235/55ZR18 100W BSW
245/35ZR18 92Y BSW
245/40ZR18 97Y BSW
245/45ZR18 100Y BSW
255/35ZR18 94Y BSW
255/40ZR18 99Y BSW
255/45ZR18 103Y BSW
255/55ZR18 109W BSW
19 Inches225/40ZR19 93Y BSW
225/45ZR19 92W BSW
235/35ZR19 91Y BSW
245/40ZR19 98Y BSW
245/50ZR19 105Y BSW
255/35ZR19 96Y BSW
255/40ZR19 100Y BSW
255/50ZR19 107W BSW
275/40ZR19 101Y BSW
275/45ZR19 108W BSW
285/35ZR19 99Y BSW
20 Inches245/45ZR20 103Y BSW
255/45ZR20 105Y BSW
265/35ZR20 99Y BSW
275/40ZR20 106Y BSW
295/40ZR20 110W BSW
315/35ZR20 110Y BSW
22 Inches265/30ZR22 97Y BSW
265/40ZR22 106W BSW
285/30ZR22 101Y BSW
295/25ZR22 97Y BSW


The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 starts at an approximate price point of $105. Please note that the prices may vary from one dealer to another. Furthermore, the prices will vary based on the size and specs you choose.

To compare the prices consider reading our other reviews including Control Contact Touring A/S Continental Review and our PureContact Continental Review.


The ExtremeContact DWS06 is backed by a 50,000-mile or 6-year warranty on the tread. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of tread wear or the first year of use. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 6 years, with free replacements during the uniformity period.

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Additionally, you get to enjoy a road hazard warranty that covers the first 2/32 inch of wear or first year of use. Not only that, but you also get a 3-year flat tire changing service as well as a 60-day consumer satisfaction guarantee.

Read our full Reviews of Continental Tire to find the best tire that suits you.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Tire Customer Review

Angel R. says: “This tire is a major improvement over the original DWS, which I’ve been using for years before upgrading to the DWS06. The steering is great and it’s able to navigate the snow just as well as a winter tire.”

Angel R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Lucas C. says: “This could very well be the best UHP tire on the market. I’ve been using it for a while now and I’m yet to find any flaws. Being a somewhat spirited driver, I really appreciate how excellent this tire’s cornering is.”

Lucas C. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review