HANNOVER, Germany (Feb. 5, 2008) — Volkswagen A.G. has selected Continental A.G.´s new ContiSeal self-sealing tire as an original equipment fitment on its 2008 four-door Passat CC.
Depending on the vehicle design, the new Passat comes with a tire fitment of either 235/45R17W or 235/40R18W, Conti said. The self-sealing feature is mated with Conti´s ContiSportContact 3 high-performance tire.
Conti did not say whether this is the standard or optional fitment, nor whether it has an exclusive on this vehicle.
The ContiSeal technology involves a protective layer on the inside of the tread that seals holes that develop when an object punctures the tire.