Wet Performance Comfort Handling Dry Performance Snow/Ice Performance Treadwear

Key Facts about Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

A driver said that tire was extremely good value because it had a great price/quality ratio.
Many drivers agreed that this tire provides excellent cold dry grip, cold wet grip as well as good grip in frosty conditions, and hard packed snow.
The drivers said that tire exceeded their expectations, especially in terms of wet traction and hydroplaning resistance.
A few drivers mentioned that they were impressed by the smooth, quiet ride and high fuel economy of this tire.

Reasons not to buy

Some purchasers complained that the tires were annoyingly loud.


Description


Enhanced grip and performance in winter driving conditions.

  • Ice Stopping (4D sipe system increases the number of shoulder area sipes to help enhance braking and acceleration on snow and ice)
  • Winter Handling (4D sipe system has self-interlocking sipes that maintain tread block stiffness to help provide excellent handling)
  • Cornering Stability (Entire sipe system combines to create even pressure across the tread face, which helps increase snow handling performance and cornering grip)
  • Winter Performance (V-shape grooves and deep snow notches help enhance snow traction and performance)
  • Winter Traction (Special tread compound helps adhere to wet and icy surfaces)

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D
Car Type
Passenger
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 "
Width
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... W (max 168 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features sidewall styling overall diameter section width approved rim width max inflation pressure utqg revs per mile load range measured rim width tread depth max load
R15 195/65 R15 91H 195/65 R15 91H BLT 25.0 7.9 5.5 - 7 51 836.0 SL 6.0 10 1,356
R16 205/55 R16 91H 205/55 R16 91H BLT 24.9 8.4 5.5 - 7.5 51 840.0 SL 6.5 10 1,356
R16 215/60 R16 99H XL 215/60 R16 99H XL BLT 26.1 8.7 6 - 7.5 50 800.0 XL 6.5 10 1,709
R17 225/45 R17 94V XL 225/45 R17 94V XL BLT 25.0 8.9 7 - 8.5 50 837.0 XL 7.5 10 1,477
R17 225/50 R17 94H 225/50 R17 94H BLT 25.9 9.2 6 - 8 51 807.0 SL 7.0 10 1,477
R17 225/50 R17 98H XL 225/50 R17 98H XL BLT 25.9 9.2 6 - 8 50 807.0 XL 7.0 10 1,653
R17 225/55 R17 101H XL 225/55 R17 101H XL BLT 26.8 9.2 6 - 8 50 781.0 XL 7.0 11 1,819
R17 225/55 R17 101V XL 225/55 R17 101V XL BLT 26.8 9.2 6 - 8 50 780.0 XL 7.0 11 1,819
R17 235/45 R17 97V XL 235/45 R17 97V XL BLT 25.4 9.3 7.5 - 9 50 824.0 XL 8.0 11 1,609
R17 235/55 R17 99V 235/55 R17 99V BLT 27.2 9.7 6.5 - 8.5 51 768.0 SL 7.5 10 1,709
R17 235/65 R17 108H XL 235/65 R17 108H XL BLT 29.1 9.5 6.5 - 8.5 50 719.0 XL 7.0 11 2,205
R18 225/40 R18 92V XL 225/40 R18 92V XL BLT 25.1 9.1 7.5 - 9 50 833.0 XL 8.0 11 1,389
R18 225/45 R18 95V XL 225/45 R18 95V XL BLT 25.9 8.9 7 - 8.5 50 806.0 XL 7.5 11 1,521
R18 235/45 R18 98V XL 235/45 R18 98V XL BLT 26.3 9.3 7.5 - 9 50 794.0 XL 8.0 10 1,653
R18 235/50 R18 97V 235/50 R18 97V BLT 27.3 9.7 6.5 - 8.5 51 766.0 SL 7.5 11 1,609
R18 245/40 R18 97V XL 245/40 R18 97V XL BLT 25.7 9.8 8 - 9.5 50 813.0 XL 8.5 10 1,609
R19 235/55 R19 101V 235/55 R19 101V BLT 29.2 9.7 6.5 - 8.5 51 716.0 SL 7.5 10 1,819
R19 255/50 R19 103V 255/50 R19 103V BLT 29.1 10.4 7 - 9 51 718.0 SL 8.0 10 1,929
R20 265/45 R20 104V 265/45 R20 104V BLT 29.4 10.5 8.5 - 10 51 712.0 SL 9.0 11 1,984
R20 295/40 R20 106V 295/40 R20 106V BLT 11.9 10 - 11.5 51 714.0 SL 10.5 10 2,094
R21 275/30 R21 98W XL 275/30 R21 98W XL BLT 27.5 10.9 9 - 10 50 759.0 XL 9.5 9 1,653

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Questions and Answers

  • Aug 03, 2018

    TireRack.com: Best In Performance Winter / Snow

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  • Nov 26, 2013

    Tested: Winter Tires with the Right Balance of Performance | Tire Rack

    Performance Winter/Snow tires, for sports car drivers in the lower snow belt, are designed to strike a more even balance between traction in winter's snow, slush and ice vs. handling/traction on clear roads. Can the new Dunlop and Pirelli tires in the category go head-to-head with the favorites from Bridgestone and Michelin?

  • Jul 24, 2013

    Dunlop Sp Winter Sport 4D tyres: the perfect winter tyres

    Discover the ease with which your car could travel through even the snowiest conditions with the Dunlop Sp Winter Sport 4D tyres. Ideal for high performance cars, these winter tyres offer exceptional control in wet and icy conditions and are suitable for snow, ice, wet and dry surfaces.

  • Sep 19, 2012

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  • Mar 23, 2012

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    Check out this video of the new Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D tyre technology. Following on from the SP WinterSport 3D this tyre had big expectations which it easily surpassed with its amazing new siping structure which operates in 4 directions.