Continental tyres with self-sealing technology now standard fitment on new Passat CC R-Line

Published on February 5th, 2010

Renowned German tyre manufacturer, Continental Tyre recently proudly announced that its ContiSportContact 3 tyre with ContiSeal technology has been selected as the tyre of choice by Volkswagen for the sleek and sexy new Volkswagen Passat CC ‘R-Line’. The powerful new ‘R-Line’ version of the beautiful Volkswagen Passat CC was designed by Volkswagen for driving enthusiasts who demand for a four door sedan that meets their sporty driving requirements, hence it comes as no surprise that the Volkswagen Passat CC ‘R-Line’ comes fitted from factory with ContiSportContact 3 tyres, which incorporates ContiSeal technology. Introduced as a standard fitment by Volkswagen in December, this self-sealing tyre is able to immediately close off punctures of up to 5mm in diameter, thus resolving around 85% of all tyre failures as a result.

With ContiSeal technology, the inner side of the tread has a coating that immediately seals any punctures, thereby enabling the motorist to continue his or her journey without any problems or breakdowns. All other characteristics of the ContiSportContact 3, sizes 235/45 R 17 and 235/40 R 18, are identical to those found on the regular tyre, except for the weight, which is not surprisingly a good kilogram more than its standard counterpart, and this is because of the coating.


Volkswagen’s Passat CC ‘R-Line’ has been on the market in Europe and North America since December last year and this particular series is intended mainly to satisfy more sporty driving requirements than the other models available so far. The Passat CC ‘R-Line’ comes with a variety of engines, from a modest 140hp to a whopping 300hp that powers the CC ‘R-Line’. Volkswagen now supplies all versions of the Passat CC model range exclusively with ContiSportContact 3 tyres featuring ContiSeal technology, as this Continental tyre provides for sportier driving characteristics whilst meeting high safety-relevant demands combined with low rolling resistance.

For more information on the ContiSportContact 3 tyre and on Continental Tyre’s ContiSeal technology, log on to, or drop by the nearest Continental Best Drive Centre.

Here are three important facts about Continental Tyre’s ContiSeal technology and the ContiSportContact 3 tyre;

· ContiSeal technology to be manufactured exclusively for the Volkswagen Passat CC

· Self-sealing tyres cut out around 85% of all tyre failures

· Continental’s high-tech ContiSportContact 3 for maximum safety

text & pix: Continental


  1. Posted by mavinchen on May 21st, 2010, 16:43

    Hope to find more technology information of Conti Tyre.


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