This is my long term test of this Malaysian-made tyre. Touted as having superior low noise level, excellent comfortable ride, high mileage performance and good fuel efficiency, the Continental ComfortContact6 (CC6 in short) can be had at the really attractive price of RM138 (approx S$45).
On day zero, the long drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore was extremely relaxing due to the significant reduction of rolling noise, especially on smoother tarmac segments on the North–South Expressway. At the car’s specified inflation level of 220kpa, the CC6 felt noticeably soft with a muted steering response. It however, it delivered a very comfortable ride with most bumps feeling very well damped.
Road noise control was arguably good, with most of the road noise generated being close to the lower frequency range. Performance is generally good in the dry, with the tyre having adequate grip and can be pushed a little harder than the speed limits suggests.
Wet roads are best taken cautiously as these tyres do not inspire confidence. Hitting an unexpected puddle at speed made the car feel more unsettled than the previous Pirelli Cinturato P1.
Fuel economy is averaged between 14-15km/l since the change to the CC6, compared to the 15-16km/l of the Cinturato P1. Now in the second year in service, there are minor signs of tyre rot on the sidewalls, especially near the logos, but the thread remains mostly crack-free.
I have not been driving much in the past 2 years due to a new job, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic lock downs being enforced. With roughly 20k km’s covered to date, the tyres do look like they are wearing faster than average.
At S$45 each, the Continental CC6 is a tyre I would recommend for drivers on a tight budget, seeking for tyres with quietness and comfort as a top priority. It has recently been introduced in Singapore through Continental’s official dealer, Stamford Tyres, in limited sizes for larger wheels.