Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire review

by | Apr 11, 2023

continental tire extremecontact dws06 plus tire

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire is one of the best all-season tires you can get. In fact, Tire Rack uses it as the category benchmark to see how other ultra high performance all-season tires perform. Designed for sports cars, performance sedans, crossovers, and SUVs, the ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus delivers superior performance in dry and wet conditions, along with above average performance in light snow and ice.

This tire uses a performance-tuned, all-season tread compound that has been molded into an asymmetric tread design. Continental has equipped it with SPORTPLUS+ technology, which improves tread life while enhancing grip on wet roads. The result is precise steering and maximum control, along with enhanced braking performance.

The ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus also uses an Alignment Verification System that helps to identify vehicle misalignment concerns even before wear patterns form. It also features Tuned Performance Indicators, which are visible letters molded into the tire’s tread to alert vehicle owners of the tire’s performance levels. For example, a visible “DWS” indicates the tire has the tread depth suitable for dry, wet, and snow conditions. Once the “S” wears away, then the tire should only be used in dry and wet conditions. When only the “D” remains, the tire should only be driven in dry weather.

The Continental ExtremeContacft DWS06 Plus tire features high-strength, 2-ply sidewall construction as well as a Sport Sidewall Insert to improve handling responsiveness.


  • Superior dry and wet traction
  • Comfortable and quiet ride
  • Responsive performance
  • Surprisingly long tread life
  • Tuned Performance Indicators


  • Average performance in snow and ice
  • Expensive compared to other all-season tires

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire User reviews

Owners praise the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire’s exceptional performance, most notably its excellent dry and wet traction. Drivers say the tire provides great grip on both dry and wet surfaces, giving them a sense of safety and confidence while on the road. Along with outstanding traction, user reviews say the ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus offers a comfortable ride with minimal road noise. Numerous reviews highlight the tire’s precise steering, responsiveness, and cornering capabilities.

Despite being an ultra high performance tire, there are a surprising number of positive reviews concerning the tire’s tread life. It seems the SPORTPLUS+ technology is more than marketing jargon, as owners do say the tire offers excellent value for the money. There are also some comments that the Tuned Performance Indicators come in handy.

Not everything is overwhelmingly positive however, as some owners do comment that the tire’s performance in snow and ice is average. Some caution that dedicated winter tires are still the better way to go, depending on how harsh the winter conditions are. The biggest complaint among users is the tire’s price.

continental tire extremecontact dws06 plus tire

Who should buy the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire?

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire is suitable for owners of sports cars, as well as performance sedans, crossovers, and SUVs. It’s an ideal all-season tire for drivers who prioritize dry and wet traction, precise steering, responsiveness, and exceptional cornering capabilities. It is also a good tire for long trips, since it does offer a comfortable and quiet ride.

We do recommend not using this tire if you live somewhere that has severe winter weather conditions. You are better off with a proper winter tire.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire Warranty

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire has an impressive 50,000-mile treadwear warranty, despite being an ultra high performance tire. That treadwear warranty also applies up to six years, or whichever is first. It is worth noting that the mileage is cut in half if you are running a staggered tire setup.

The tire does include a one-year or first 2/32″ of wear uniformity warranty. The same conditions also apply to Continental’s road hazard warranty. The company also provides a 60-day trial on the tire or the first 2/32″ of wear.

You can learn more about Continental’s warranty here.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus tire available sizes

195/50ZR16 84W205/45ZR16 83W205/50ZR16 87W
205/55ZR16 91W215/55ZR16 93W225/50ZR16 92W
225/55ZR16 95W
205/45ZR17 88W205/50ZR17 93W215/45ZR17 91W
215/50ZR17 95W215/55ZR17 94W225/45ZR17 91W
225/50ZR17 94W225/55ZR17 97W235/45ZR17 94W
235/55ZR17 99W245/40ZR17 91W245/45ZR17 99Y
245/50ZR17 99W255/40ZR17 94W255/45ZR17 98W
215/40ZR18 89Y215/45ZR18 93Y225/40ZR18 92Y
225/45ZR18 91Y225/50ZR18 95W235/40ZR18 95Y
235/45ZR18 98Y235/50ZR18 97W235/55ZR18 100W
235/60ZR18 107W245/35ZR18 92Y245/40ZR18 97Y
245/45ZR18 100Y245/50ZR18 100W245/55ZR18 103W
255/35ZR18 94Y255/40ZR18 99Y255/45ZR18 103Y
255/55ZR18 109W265/35ZR18 97Y265/40ZR18 101Y
275/35ZR18 95Y275/40ZR18 99Y285/35ZR18 101Y
295/35ZR18 99Y
225/40ZR19 93Y225/45ZR19 92W235/35ZR19 91Y
235/40ZR19 96W235/55ZR19 105W245/35ZR19 93Y
245/40ZR19 98Y245/45ZR19 98Y245/50ZR19 105Y
255/35ZR19 96Y255/40ZR19 100Y255/45ZR19 104W
255/50ZR19 107W265/30ZR19 93Y265/35ZR19 98Y
275/30ZR19 96Y275/35ZR19 100Y275/40ZR19 101Y
275/45ZR19 108W285/30ZR19 98Y285/35ZR19 99Y
245/35ZR20 95Y245/40ZR20 99Y245/45ZR20 103Y
255/35ZR20 97Y255/40ZR20 101Y255/45ZR20 105Y
255/50ZR20 109Y265/35ZR20 99Y265/45ZR20 104Y
275/30ZR20 97Y275/35ZR20 102Y275/40ZR20 106Y
275/45ZR20 110W285/30ZR20 99Y295/30ZR20 101Y
295/40ZR20 110W295/45ZR20 114W305/30ZR20 103Y
315/35ZR20 110Y335/25ZR20 99Y
245/35ZR21 96Y265/40ZR21 105W295/35ZR21 107Y
295/40ZR21 111Y
255/30ZR22 95Y265/30ZR22 97Y265/35ZR22 102W
265/40ZR22 106W275/40ZR22 108W285/30ZR22 101Y
285/35ZR22 106W295/25ZR22 97Y

Learn more about tire sizes and speed ratings.

More Articles

By Brand

By Tire Type

Share This

Share this post with your friends!