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SP Winter Sport 4D

Superb winter handling and grip for high performance cars

  • Exceptional performance on winter roads
  • Enhanced snow and ice traction
  • Control and grip in wet conditions
  • Fuel efficient design
  • Winter
  • Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
  • Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

EU tire rating

  • Fuel Efficiency C C F F

    Fuel efficiency

    A measure of the tire's rolling resistance, which has an impact on vehicle fuel consumption.

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  • Wet Grip B B E E

    Wet grip

    The tire's braking ability on wet roads.

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  • Noise level 66 66 73 73

    Noise

    The external noise generated by the tire.

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Performance ratings

  • Wet handling 4.5 out of 5

    Wet handling

    Ability of a tire to perform on a wet surface.

  • Mileage 4 out of 5

    Mileage

    Longevity of a tire.

  • Snow handling 4.5 out of 5

    Snow handling

    Ability of a tire to perform on a snowy surface.

  • Snow braking 4.5 out of 5

    Snow braking

    Ability of a tire to brake on a snowy surface.

Based on Dunlop internal tests

Independent tests and reviews

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  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Highly recommended - ACE - 2011
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Highly recommended - Sport Auto - 2011
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Good - ADAC Motorwelt - 2011
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Highly recommended - Auto Motor und Sport - 2011
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Recommended - Auto Bild - 2011
  • Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D - Exemplary - Test winner - Auto Bild Sportscars - 2011

Chosen by leading manufacturers

This tire has been selected as the factory-fitted tire on these models:

Chosen by leading manufacturers

This tire has been selected as the factory-fitted tire on these models:

  • Mercedes
    • Mercedes C-Class W205 2013 - 2013
    • Mercedes S-Class W222 2013 - 2013
  • Mercedes-Benz
    • Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 2013 - 2013
    • Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 2013 - 2013

Key Benefits

  • Exceptional performance on winter roads

    Exceptional performance on winter roads

    The SP Winter Sport 4D provides exceptional winter handling and braking ability for high performance cars. Combining a unique tread design with high-grip materials, it is designed to deliver optimal control on snow, ice, wet and dry surfaces.

  • Enhanced snow and ice traction

    Enhanced snow and ice traction

    The unique tread design puts a high number of biting edges in contact with the road, giving you enhanced traction on snow and ice. Deep snow notches grab onto the surface, adding extra grip when accelerating, braking and hill climbing.

  • Control and grip in wet conditions

    Control and grip in wet conditions

    For days when roads are wet or thawing, the SP Winter Sport 4D features directional grooves designed to evacuate water quickly and prevent aquaplaning. The high-grip compound is optimized to deliver short braking distances on wet roads.

  • Fuel efficient design

    Fuel efficient design

    With its lightweight construction and materials, the SP Winter Sport 4D requires less energy to roll – which means lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions from your journeys.

Technologies

  • Flatter tread profile

    The new generation of Dunlop tires features a flatter tread profile with a 4-8% bigger contact patch, depending on size and type of tire. A bigger contact patch delivers more stability and enhanced road feedback, allowing tires to respond quickly and precisely.

    Benefits
    Increased stability and steering precision; reduced heel and toe wear; excellent cornering stability and precision; superior dry grip.

  • Multi Blade System

    Winter driving conditions can vary greatly. From cold and dry to snow or sleet, these conditions make very high demands on a tire. Dunlop’s multiple blade system meets this challenge head on, with different types of blades for varying winter road conditions.

    Benefits
    Consistent performance in various winter conditions.

  • RunOnFlat

    Dunlop Self Supporting Technology (DSST)

    Dunlop RunOnFlat Technology allows for continued driving after a puncture or blowout for up to 80km. RunOnFlat tires use reinforced sidewalls, which enable the tire to maintain mobility after a complete loss of air pressure.

    Safety Notice
    Dunlop RunOnFlat tires should only be mounted on cars that are designed for run flat tires and equipped with a fully operating tire pressure warning device, such as Dunlop WARNAIR. A maximum distance of 80km/50 miles and maximum speed of 80 kmh/50 mph should not be exceeded. Please refer to your car’s manual as manufacturers’ advice for a particular vehicle may differ.

  • Multi Radius Tread (MRT)

    MRT designs employ ten different radii and are therefore more precise. This results in highly effective pressure deployment on the road contact patch. The effect is smoother transitions from straight to corner, leading to more precise and progressive reactions.

    Benefits
    Significantly better control over the evolution of the footprint in all driving conditions; responsive wet and dry handling; increased cornering control.

  • Specific bead seat system

    Strengthens the link between tire and rim for a more precise driving experience. Like the grip between your hand and the steering wheel, the Specific Bead Seat System enhances control and conveys outstanding road feedback.

    Benefits
    Enhanced road feedback; greater stability and precision.

  • Maximum Flange Shield (MFS)

    A rim flange protection system. MFS employs a profile of rubber that runs around the circumference of the tire above the wheel flange. This creates a protective buffer zone.

    Benefits
    Protects expensive alloy wheels from kerbing.

  • Jointless Belt (JLB)

    A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.

    Benefits
    Superior high speed stability; smooth and even wear.

  • Silica-Plus Compound

    A motorsport-derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.

    Benefits
    Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.

  • 4D Sipe System

    The 4D Sipe system sees the tread separated into a number of blocks that increase friction and stability during cornering. The system delivers superb lateral grip in snow.

    Benefits
    Superb cornering, even in snow.

  • V-Shape Grooves

    ‘V’ shaped grooves in conjunction with the tread’s basic grooves create a fine network, which collects snow in the tread. This snow-on-snow contact enhances traction and grip.

    Benefits
    Advanced snow handling.

  • Directional Tread Design

    Designed for those cold wet morning drives, the directional tread design forces the water between the grooves. Water is quickly channeled away from the tire surface, reducing the risk of aquaplaning.

    Benefits
    Reduced risk of aquaplaning.

  • Functional Polymers

    Functional Polymers in the tread compound produce enhanced performance characteristics at low temperatures, improving road adhesion when winter temperatures plummet.

    Benefits
    Exceptional grip at low temperatures.