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SSR – The self supporting runflat tyre

Spare wheel: minus. Stowage: plus.

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The SSR system is a runflat technology developed by Continental especially for low section tyres, which still keeps the tyres compatible with all standard rims.

Quickfacts

  • Drive up to 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h in the event of puncture
  • No spare wheel necessary
  • Compatible with conventional rims
  • Fuel efficient (weight of 4 SSR tyres < 5 standard tyres)
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About the technology

The SSR system is a runflat technology developed by Continental especially for low section tyres, which still keeps the tyres compatible with all standard rims.

The SSR principle is based on a self-supporting reinforced sidewall. In case of a puncture, this prevents the sidewall from being crushed between the rim and the road, and the tyre from slipping off the rim, which makes a spare tyre obsolete. Not having to carry a spare tyre means a reduction in weight, which improves fuel efficiency. It also adds up to 80 litres of free space in the trunk. Fitting on four positions is highly recommended.

A SSR or runflat tyre may be repaired strictly contingent upon thorough inspection carried out by a qualified tyre professional. Continental recommends that SSR or runflat tyres not be repaired if there are any signs that the tyre has been run in an under-inflated condition. 



Technical requirements:

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) mandatory
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) recommended



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Technical details

An SSR tyre has a reinforced sidewall which in the event of a puncture, prevents the sidewall from being crushed and ensures the driver can continue driving for up to 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h.

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When a puncture occurs with a standard tyre the sidewall can become crushed between the rim and the road causing a potentially dangerous situation like a blowout or the tire slipping off the rim.

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