Agreed, I have these on my R and for a all season they are beasts! Just drove them through rain yesterday and was very impressed with the amount of grip that they had. They are among the best all around tire for year round performance driving. For our area these are one of the few tires I'd consider for "all year only have one set of tires" tires.DWS06.
The Michelin pilot sport AS3+ is a little better in the dry. But they can't quite touch the Continentals when it comes to snow traction.