The ContiProContact SSR (Self Supporting Runflat) is Continental’s Grand Touring All-Season run-flat tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture. The ContiProContact SSR is designed to blend good looks, low noise and the assurance of extended mobility along with the versatility of all-season traction, even in light snow.

ContiProContact SSR tires permit drivers to remain mobile in the event of a flat tire by allowing them to reach their destination or tire service facility without having to replace a flat tire with the spare tire. The ContiProContact SSR’s reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) for up to 50 miles (80 km), depending on road conditions and vehicle weight.

The ContiProContact SSR features an all-season tread compound molded into a symmetric, notched-rib tread design that provides continuous tread contact with the road to enhance steering response and handling while its wide circumferential grooves promote hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. Continental’s PROactive Edge Technology places at least 800 arched edges in each ContiProContact SSR tire’s tread design to bring more active edges into the contact patch to promote stormy-weather traction while allowing the pattern elements to transfer smoothly from edge to edge to minimize on-road noise.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped nylon to stabilize the tread area promoting uniformity and high-speed durability along with reinforced self-supporting sidewalls that prevent the inside of the tire from getting pinched between the road and the rim in the event of a loss of inflation.

Though they cannot be labeled as run-flat tires, tires branded with MOExtended or MOE on their sidewalls offer run-flat-like characteristics by delivering limited temporary extended mobility after a puncture results in complete loss of air pressure. Because MOExtended or MOE tires do not have the same speed and distance endurance of conventional run-flat tires, they should not be substituted in any situation where a conventional run-flat tire is required. To confirm what your vehicle needs, check our Original Equipment tire listing for your year, make and model or see your vehicle owner’s manual.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Purchased this vehicle late Aug 2017 from BMW dealer as lease return with 19,995 miles and tires about half worn. I am scheduling them for replacement now with 37,500+ miles and tires visibly at the end of their useful life. They have been very stable, quiet and sure-footed in the variety of conditions I have experienced. Road noise I’ve heard has came from the variety of surfaces used in my area, some simply respond to the surface conditions & temperature with more noise. Was never loud enough to be an issue with me or passengers. Drove all winter this year, with record low temps & snowfall in my area — did not drive in deep snow, but all others were driven without a instance where I felt tires couldn’t handle the situation. This is my 1st experience with run-flat tires, so it took a while to get used to the stiffer ride. Other than that, I had a great experience with these and would buy again.

  2. I drive 120 miles a day through all conditions. These tires did quite well as I drive quite spirited. Tire noise was very low compared to the Dunlop Run Flats that I replaced them with. As I am getting ready to replace the Dunlops I will definitely put the Continentals back on.

  3. I wrote this primarily to address ride quality and tread wear. The quality of the ride in a BMW 3-series is determined primarily not by the tires, but by whether or not your car has the Sport Suspension. Consumer Reports advised against buying the Spt Susp because it made the car’s ride too harsh, so I searched for one without it. This tire came standard on my 2013 E93 convertible, was engineered especially for the BMW and the ride soaks up impacts amazingly well. Road force balancing produces a glass-smooth ride. I replaced the original tires at 47,000 miles because a rear alignment problem made one tire go bald to the steel belt on only the inside inch of the tread. At this point, after years of careful tread measurement and rotation the tires had between 4/32” and 5/32” of tread left, which would have taken me to at least 55,000 miles. Gentle driving did that so they will last if driven right. I bought replacement tires exactly like the oems to make sure I retained the ride I love so much. I am a very gentle driver and replaced an 11-year old Miata with the BMW to get more room and a metal convertible top in a car with at least decent reliability. With these tires, it has been a gem.

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