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Dunlop Winter Maxx WM03

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Dunlop Winter Maxx WM03

Manufacturer's description

Dunlop Winter Maxx WM03 is a friction winter tire designed for a broad range of passenger cars, characterized by the best ice traction ever during the entire history of Sumitomo Corporation.

Of course, there is no doubt that motorists living in the northern regions with harsh winters will benefit from driving on these tires but it is just as important to know that the outstanding ice traction was achieved at a price of compromising the tire’s performance on dry pavement and, to some extent, on snow. Besides, the engineers had to “sacrifice to ice” the tire’s tread life.

Notable Features

The Dunlop Winter Maxx 03 model came to replace the Dunlop Winter Maxx 02, available on the market since 2016. As we can see from the performance diagram, the third-generation friction tire, introduced in 2020, does indeed surpass its predecessor in terms of ice braking and lateral stability. Another thing that was improved is the stability of the WM03 performance during the tire’s entire running life. At the same time, on asphalt and snow the new model performs slightly worse than the WM02. The thing that suffered most was the tire’s tread wear.

Speaking in terms of specific figures, the tire test of the Dunlop Winter Maxx 03 and Winter Maxx 02 models in size 195/65 R15 (91Q), which, at the tire maker’s request was conducted at the ice testing facility Healthpia Kurashiki, showed that the stopping distance (at the initial speed of 20 km/h and the ABS on), ensured by the Dunlop WM03 in a brand-new state is 22% shorter than that of the Dunlop WM02 (14.5 m versus 17.6 m). Multi-Sipe Blocks At the same time, during the parallel test for lateral stability on ice, it became clear that the Winter Maxx 03 lateral grip on ice is 11% stronger than that ensured by the previous-generation tire (0.127 G versus 0.114 G). Center Rib The outstanding grip on ice ensured by the Dunlop Winter Maxx WM03 is due to the new rubber compound that makes the tread surface particularly rugged. Thanks to it, the water film, which forms on the icy surface and causes the tires to slip, is instantaneously cut through, which makes the tires literally “stick” to ice, thus increasing driving safety both when driving straight and while cornering. Adaptive Shoulder Blocks The concave/convex rubber layer applied to the tire surface on the Nano level keeps the tread supple at low temperatures and maintains its unique structure as the tire wears.

The tread compound also contains farnesene rubber, the material that the Kuraray Co., Ltd engineers specially developed for the Winter Maxx tire line in order to keep up the WM03 ice performance.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Dunlop / Winter Maxx WM03
Car Type
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
145 / 155 / 165 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 80 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
Q (max 100 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Dunlop / Winter Maxx WM03 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Tread width Overall diameter Sidewall styling Revs per mile Load range Static loaded radius Max inflation pressure Overall width Tread depth Price
R13 145/80 R13 75Q 145/80 R13 75Q
R13 155/65 R13 73Q 155/65 R13 73Q
R13 155/70 R13 75Q 155/70 R13 75Q
R13 155/80 R13 79Q 155/80 R13 79Q
R13 165/65 R13 77Q 165/65 R13 77Q
R13 165/70 R13 79Q 165/70 R13 79Q
R13 165/80 R13 83Q 165/80 R13 83Q
R13 175/70 R13 82Q 175/70 R13 82Q
R14 155/65 R14 75Q 155/65 R14 75Q
R14 165/55 R14 72Q 165/55 R14 72Q
R14 165/60 R14 75Q 165/60 R14 75Q
R14 165/65 R14 79Q 165/65 R14 79Q
R14 165/70 R14 81Q 165/70 R14 81Q
R14 175/65 R14 82Q 175/65 R14 82Q
R14 175/70 R14 84Q 175/70 R14 84Q
R14 175/80 R14 88Q 175/80 R14 88Q
R14 185/65 R14 86Q 185/65 R14 86Q
R14 185/70 R14 88Q 185/70 R14 88Q
R15 145/65 R15 72Q 145/65 R15 72Q
R15 165/50 R15 73Q 165/50 R15 73Q
R15 165/55 R15 75Q 165/55 R15 75Q
R15 165/60 R15 77Q 165/60 R15 77Q
R15 165/65 R15 81Q 165/65 R15 81Q
R15 175/55 R15 77Q 175/55 R15 77Q
R15 175/65 R15 84Q 175/65 R15 84Q
R15 185/55 R15 82Q 185/55 R15 82Q
R15 185/60 R15 84Q 185/60 R15 84Q
R15 185/65 R15 88Q 185/65 R15 88Q
R15 195/55 R15 85Q 195/55 R15 85Q
R15 195/60 R15 88Q 195/60 R15 88Q
R15 195/65 R15 91Q 195/65 R15 91Q
R15 205/65 R15 94Q 205/65 R15 94Q
R15 215/65 R15 96Q 215/65 R15 96Q
R15 215/70 R15 98Q 215/70 R15 98Q
R16 165/50 R16 75Q 165/50 R16 75Q
R16 175/60 R16 82Q 175/60 R16 82Q
R16 185/55 R16 83Q 185/55 R16 83Q
R16 185/60 R16 86Q 185/60 R16 86Q
R16 195/45 R16 80Q 195/45 R16 80Q
R16 195/50 R16 84Q 195/50 R16 84Q
R16 195/55 R16 87Q 195/55 R16 87Q
R16 195/60 R16 89Q 195/60 R16 89Q
R16 205/50 R16 87Q 205/50 R16 87Q
R16 205/55 R16 91Q 205/55 R16 91Q
R16 205/60 R16 92Q 205/60 R16 92Q
R16 205/65 R16 95Q 205/65 R16 95Q
R16 215/55 R16 93Q 215/55 R16 93Q
R16 215/60 R16 95Q 215/60 R16 95Q
R16 215/65 R16 98Q 215/65 R16 98Q
R16 225/50 R16 92Q 225/50 R16 92Q
R16 225/60 R16 98Q 225/60 R16 98Q
R17 195/45 R17 81Q 195/45 R17 81Q
R17 205/45 R17 84Q 205/45 R17 84Q
R17 205/50 R17 89Q 205/50 R17 89Q
R17 205/55 R17 91Q 205/55 R17 91Q
R17 215/45 R17 87Q 215/45 R17 87Q
R17 215/50 R17 91Q 215/50 R17 91Q
R17 215/55 R17 94Q 215/55 R17 94Q
R17 215/60 R17 96Q 215/60 R17 96Q
R17 225/45 R17 91Q 225/45 R17 91Q
R17 225/50 R17 94Q 225/50 R17 94Q
R17 225/55 R17 97Q 225/55 R17 97Q
R17 225/60 R17 99Q 225/60 R17 99Q
R17 225/65 R17 102Q 225/65 R17 102Q
R17 235/45 R17 94Q 235/45 R17 94Q
R17 235/50 R17 96Q 235/50 R17 96Q
R17 235/55 R17 99Q 235/55 R17 99Q
R17 245/45 R17 95Q 245/45 R17 95Q
R18 215/40 R18 89Q XL 215/40 R18 89Q XL XL
R18 215/45 R18 89Q 215/45 R18 89Q
R18 215/50 R18 92Q 215/50 R18 92Q
R18 215/55 R18 95Q 215/55 R18 95Q
R18 225/40 R18 88Q 225/40 R18 88Q
R18 225/45 R18 91Q 225/45 R18 91Q
R18 225/50 R18 95Q 225/50 R18 95Q
R18 225/55 R18 98Q 225/55 R18 98Q
R18 225/60 R18 100Q 225/60 R18 100Q
R18 235/40 R18 95Q XL 235/40 R18 95Q XL XL
R18 235/45 R18 94Q 235/45 R18 94Q
R18 235/50 R18 97Q 235/50 R18 97Q
R18 235/55 R18 100Q 235/55 R18 100Q
R18 235/60 R18 107Q XL 235/60 R18 107Q XL XL
R18 245/40 R18 93Q 245/40 R18 93Q
R18 245/45 R18 96Q 245/45 R18 96Q
R18 245/50 R18 100Q 245/50 R18 100Q
R18 255/35 R18 90Q 255/35 R18 90Q
R18 255/40 R18 99Q XL 255/40 R18 99Q XL XL
R18 255/45 R18 99Q 255/45 R18 99Q
R19 225/40 R19 93Q XL 225/40 R19 93Q XL XL
R19 225/45 R19 92Q 225/45 R19 92Q
R19 235/40 R19 92Q 235/40 R19 92Q
R19 245/40 R19 94Q 245/40 R19 94Q
R19 245/45 R19 98Q 245/45 R19 98Q
R19 255/35 R19 96Q XL 255/35 R19 96Q XL XL
R19 255/40 R19 100Q XL 255/40 R19 100Q XL XL
R19 265/35 R19 94Q 265/35 R19 94Q
R19 275/35 R19 96Q 275/35 R19 96Q
R20 245/40 R20 95Q 245/40 R20 95Q

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