HANOVER, Germany (Aug. 22, 2003) – DaimlerChrysler A.G.'s top-of-the-line Maybach luxury car being rolled out to dealers this summer features Continental A.G.'s ContiSupportRing (CSR) run-flat system as standard equipment.
The CSR is a shaped steel ring mounted flexibly to the rim that provides support in the case of pressure loss. The CSR allows the driver to continue on at 50 mph until a suitable service station can be found.
Conti also is supplying the tires: ContiPremiumContact, 275/50R19 112W XL, for summer service and ContiWinterContact TS 790, 275/50R19 112H XL, as winter tire. The sizes are exclusive fitments for the Maybach.
Conti is making the tires at its plant in Stoecken, a suburb of Hanover.
The Maybach represents the pinnacle of DaimlerChrysler's luxury and state-of-the-art vehicle engineering, Conti said. Available in 18.5- and 20-foot lengths, the 7,170-pound Maybach is powered by a 550-horsepower, twin-turbo V-12 that delivers a top speed of 155 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.4 seconds.
The Maybach 57 (shorter version) starts at $308,000; the extended 62 at $359,500.