This is a short piece since I am on vacation with the family. As you folks are aware, the Mercedes-Benz C180 W204 had been fitted with Continental MC5 aka MAX contact replacing the OE fitted Continental CSC5 tyres. Now since I have done around 15,000km on them it's time to review them.
Thread wear seems good with no premature wear. I just ensure the tyre pressures are within specs at most times. I have not done any alignment on the car to date also.
I am left with the assumption that the more expensive Conti CSC5 are just quieter in the long run but with similar levels of grip and predictability as the more affordable one reviewed here. The difference in road noise transmission is not by much on most surfaces except on higher than usual speeds (120kmh-160kmh). With the exception for the resonance as stated above that is. Liveable for me.
So I've basically spent less for my car's tyres. Still with the same company as the OE tyres and I feel satisfied with the amount of money I spent on it.
The earlier, initial report is here