New Passat CC Equipped Exclusively with Tires from Continental

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  • Volkswagen approves ContiSportContact 3
  • Tires with self-sealing ContiSeal technology for high driving safety

 

Hanover, June 14, 2010. For its new exclusively equipped Passat CC, Volkswagen has decided on tires from Continental. The new ContiSportContact 3 with ContiSeal technology is now being factory-fitted on the new, highly luxurious Passat CC. The tire, in the size of 235/40 R 18 95 W XL, is approved for speeds of up to 270 km/h. As a sports tire, it provides excellent driving stability and grip up to the stability limits as well as short braking distances and safety even on wet roads.

 

"We are delighted with this further approval from Volkswagen for the ContiSportContact 3 with its seal technology," says Jörg Göner, automotive engineer from Continental. "Volkswagen is currently equipping all Passat-CC models exclusively with Continental tires with the seal technology to provide the driver a high level of safety in the case of tire failure."

 

With this technology, referred to as ContiSeal, the leading German tire manufacturer has developed a system that allows a vehicle to continue traveling despite penetration by nails or screws: a protective layer on the inside of the tire's tread immediately seals holes that develop when screws or nails penetrate, thus preventing air from escaping. Almost any leak caused by an object of up to five millimeters in diameter can be sealed, meaning that about 85 percent of typical flat tires can be covered."

 

About Continental

 

With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009 Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide.As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection.Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication.Continental currently employs approximately 138,000 in 46 countries.

 

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