Superb winter handling and grip for high performance cars
Test Size: 225/50 R17 94H
United Kingdom, 2014
Test Size: 175/65R14 82T
Test Size: 235/65 R17 108H
Size: 195/65 R15 91T
Test Size: 235/65 R17 108H
Size: 195/65 R15 91T
Test Size: 205/55R16 91H; Test vehicle: Seat Leon 1,4 TSI ACT, 150 PS Test Track: Nokian Finland (winter); Pirelli Italy (wet and dry)
Test Vehicle: VW Golf VII; Test Track: Nokian Finland Test Size: 205/55R16 91H
Size: 215/65 R 16 98H
This tyre has been selected as the factory-fitted tire on these models:
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.
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.
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 optimised to deliver shorter braking distances on wet roads.
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.
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The new generation of Dunlop tyres features a flatter tread profile with a 4-8% bigger contact patch, depending on size and type of tyre. A bigger contact patch delivers more stability and enhanced road feedback, allowing tires to respond quickly and precisely.
Increased stability and steering precision; reduced heel and toe wear; excellent cornering stability and precision; superior dry grip.
Winter driving conditions can vary greatly. From cold and dry to snow or sleet, these conditions make very high demands on a tyre. Dunlop’s multiple blade system meets this challenge head on, with different types of blades for varying winter road conditions.
Consistent performance in various winter conditions.
Dunlop Self Supporting Technology (DSST)
Dunlop RunOnFlat Technology allows for continued driving after a puncture or blowout for up to 80km. RunOnFlat tyres use reinforced sidewalls, which enable the tyre to maintain mobility after a complete loss of air pressure.
Dunlop RunOnFlat tyres should only be mounted on cars that are designed for run flat tyres and equipped with a fully operating tyre 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.
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.
Significantly better control over the evolution of the footprint in all driving conditions; responsive wet and dry handling; increased cornering control.
Strengthens the link between tyre 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.
Enhanced road feedback; greater stability and precision.
A rim flange protection system. MFS employs a profile of rubber that runs around the circumference of the tyre above the wheel flange. This creates a protective buffer zone.
Protects expensive alloy wheels from kerbing.
A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.
Superior high speed stability; smooth and even wear.
A motorsport derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.
Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.
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.
Superb cornering, even in snow.
‘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.
Advanced snow handling.
Designed for those cold wet morning drives, the directional tread design forces the water between the grooves. Water is quickly channeled away from the tyre surface, reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Reduced risk of aquaplaning.
Functional Polymers in the tread compound produce enhanced performance characteristics at low temperatures, improving road adhesion when winter temperatures plummet.
Exceptional grip at low temperatures.