Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 88%
Wear 87%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 93%

The Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop Winter Sport 5

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Tyre review data from 34 tyre reviews averaging 90% over 266,300 miles driven.

Reports

Tyre Test Highlights

2014 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Outstanding winter tyres with dynamic handling qualities on snowy and wet roads. Responsive steering with good feel, and safe aquaplaning properties. Good price / performance ratio and high mileage
  • Negative - None listed

2013 Auto Bild SUV / 4x4 Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced winter tyre with few weaknesses, particularly good cornering grip in wet conditions
  • Negative - Relatively high price, average aquaplaning safety

2012 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Winter tires of the highest class with the best traction and shortest braking distances on snow, secure handling in wet conditions and excellent cornering and short braking distances, very quiet, good aquaplaning properties
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R15 85H Segment 2 E C 68  
195/65 R15 91H   E E 68 8.39kgs
195/65 R15 91T Segment 1 C C 68  
195/65 R15 91H Segment 2 C C 68  
195/65 R15 91T Segment 1 E E 67  
205/65 R15 94T Segment 1 C C 67  
205/65 R15 94H Segment 2 C C 67  
195/55 R16 87H Segment 2 F C 67  
195/55 R16 87T   F E 67 9.02kgs
205/55 R16 91H   E C 68 8.86kgs
205/55 R16 91H   E C 68 9.22kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   E E 68  
205/55 R16 91H   C C 68 9.18kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL Segment 2 E C 68  
205/55 R16 94V XL Segment 2 E C 68  
205/55 R16 94H XL   E E 68  
215/55 R16 93H Segment 2 C C 68  
215/55 R16 97H XL   C C 67  
215/55 R16 93H Segment 2 E C 68  
225/55 R16 95H   E C 68  
225/55 R16 95H   F C 68 11.23kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL Segment 2 E C 67  
225/55 R16 95H   F C 69 13.56kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C E 67  
225/55 R16 99H XL   C C 68 11.17kgs
205/60 R16 92H   E C 67 10.12kgs
205/60 R16 92H Segment 2 E C 67  
205/60 R16 96H XL   E E 66  
205/60 R16 96H XL Segment 2 E C 66  
215/60 R16 99H XL   E E 68  
215/60 R16 99H XL Segment 2 E C 68  
215/60 R16 95H Segment 2 E C 68  
215/60 R16 95H Segment 2 C C 68  
195/65 R16 92H   C B 70 8.30kgs
215/65 R16 98H   E E 68  
215/65 R16 98T   E E 68  
215/65 R16 98T Segment 1 E C 68  
215/65 R16 98H Segment 2 E C 68  
215/70 R16 100T   C B 69 10.70kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL Segment 2 C B 69  
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 71 9.42kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   E E 68  
225/45 R17 94V XL Segment 2 E C 68  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E E 68  
225/45 R17 94H XL Segment 2 E C 68  
225/45 R17 91H   C C 69 9.93kgs
225/45 R17 91H Segment 2 E E 68  
225/45 R17 91H   E E 69 9.92kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL Segment 2 E E 68  
235/45 R17 97V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
235/45 R17 97V XL   E E 69  
245/45 R17 99H XL   E C 69  
205/50 R17 93V XL Segment 2 E C 68  
205/50 R17 93H XL   E E 68  
205/50 R17 93V XL   E E 68  
205/50 R17 93H XL   E C 68  
225/50 R17 94H Segment 2 E C 68  
225/50 R17 98V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
225/50 R17 94H   F C 69 13.11kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   E E 68  
225/50 R17 98H XL Segment 2 E C 68  
225/50 R17 98H XL   C C 71 10.26kgs
225/50 R17 94H   C C 69  
225/50 R17 94H   C C 70  
225/50 R17 94H   C C 70  
225/55 R17 97H   C C 71 13.30kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL Segment 2 E C 68  
225/55 R17 101H XL   C C 69 12.27kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   E E 68  
235/55 R17 99V Segment 2 C C 69  
215/60 R17 96H   C B 69 10.07kgs
225/60 R17 99H   C C 71 10.89kgs
225/65 R17 102H   C C 69 12.19kgs
235/65 R17 108H XL   E E 69  
235/65 R17 108V XL   E C 69 13.95kgs
235/65 R17 108H XL   E C 69 13.80kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL Segment 2 E E 69  
225/40 R18 92V   E E 69  
245/40 R18 97V XL   E E 69  
245/40 R18 97H XL   E C 70 11.60kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
255/40 R18 99V XL          
225/45 R18 95V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
235/45 R18 98V XL Segment 2 C C 69  
235/50 R18 101V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
235/50 R18 97V   E C 68 12.20kgs
235/50 R18 97V Segment 2 F C 68  
245/50 R18 104V XL   E C 70 15.92kgs
245/50 R18 104V XL   C C 71  
245/50 R18 100H   C C 69 11.92kgs
215/55 R18 95H   E E 68 13.00kgs
225/55 R18 102H XL   C C 69 11.98kgs
235/60 R18 107H XL   C C 69 13.59kgs
255/35 R19 96V XL Segment 2 E C 69  
255/40 R19 100V XL Segment 2 E C 70  
245/45 R19 102V XL   E C 70  
255/50 R19 107V XL   C C 69 14.92kgs
235/55 R19 101V   E C 70 14.72kgs
255/55 R19 111V XL   C C 70 15.87kgs
275/40 R20 106V XL   C C 70 13.99kgs
275/30 R21 98W XL   C C 72 12.90kgs
275/30 R21 98W XL   C C 72 12.92kgs
285/30 R21 100W XL   C C 73 13.55kgs
285/30 R21 100W XL   C C 73 13.52kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

2017-11-25 - Just fitted a set of new sp4's on new alloy wheels to my E class Merc-what should I inflate to-225/55/R17 97H ROF MO?

The Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's recommended pressures.


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Top Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D Review

Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Jaguar XF S (255/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I've just completed my 3rd winter season on there tyres totalling approx 20,000 miles on all road types & conditions. Fantastic grip in corners, stopping power and comfort, very quiet on all read surfaces and even after 20k miles have 5mm of tread left. Gives great confidence when driving in winter conditions that I've never felt before. The only reason for not giving 100% is a very slight squirming in the dry when taking fast "S" bends, but with such a heavy car I can't complain. A fantastic tyre and would definitely recommend and buy again.
7 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2016   

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Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Jeep Cherokee Limited 2015 (225/55 R18) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Have spent two full winters living in the mountains on the Italian Austrian border, driving between ski resorts on steep twisting mountain roads and motorways that were sometimes covered in deep snow and ice, as well as days when it was heavy rain or even in springtime 30 degrees hot......and the Wintersport 4D's never let me down. On more than one occasion I got out where others also in 4x4's were having to fit snowchains. They always felt assured. They have had 15000 miles of use and still have loads of tread left. I use Michelin Primacy 3 in the summer but actually prefer the Wintersport 4D for feel and handling, they are certainly better off road too. I was recommended this tyre by someone that had used them and can only echo that recommendation. The drive to our house had a steep drive which often became sheet ice that you could not walk on, but with these tyres on the car just drove out like you were on tarmac. Will definitely buy them again.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 19, 2018   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 6 Wagon (225/55 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I have put these tyres on, and went on a 600km trip in pouring rain, and it was like driving on dry roads - even deeper ponds at high speeds are handled great. After an hour, snow started falling and temperature went down, but no change, Dunlop performed perfectly. At the end of the trip, it was dry road and this "test" was over in beautiful manner: these tyres are great. Silent, comfortable and you can feel that it is a premium tyre. Guys at the shop commented that, from their experience, 4D lasts longer than Wintersport 5 and that they are a great choice. I think they were right, and we will se about the wear rate. But right now, I don't care - I love them!
0 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2017   
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Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Prius III (205/50 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
It's hard to imagine a winter tire more capable than this in central European winters. Meaning rainy, cold, freeezing and snowy. Variable conditions require a tire to be good in all winter domains. This Dunlop 4D is the best winter tire I have ever used. It's even rather comfortable even against an all season or summer tyre. That is no easy task. I'm sure thee are better tyres in the rain, or ones that are better pure snow tires. But this is the best all rounder I have experienced. It's even transformed a understeering machine Prius, into dare I say something confidence inspiring.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 4, 2017   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Superb II 4x4 2.0tdi (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
After 15.000km bumps on tyres, terible quality. Won't buy again
1 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2016   
Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Jaguar XF S (255/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I've just completed my 3rd winter season on there tyres totalling approx 20,000 miles on all road types & conditions. Fantastic grip in corners, stopping power and comfort, very quiet on all read surfaces and even after 20k miles have 5mm of tread left. Gives great confidence when driving in winter conditions that I've never felt before. The only reason for not giving 100% is a very slight squirming in the dry when taking fast "S" bends, but with such a heavy car I can't complain. A fantastic tyre and would definitely recommend and buy again.
7 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2016   

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