Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Dry Grip 81%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 78%
Wear 76%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 79%
Snow Grip 60%
Ice Grip 60%

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

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Tyre review data from 36 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 426,700 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2011 Auto Bild 4x4 Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Easily the best in the snow, great in the wet and dry. Quiet.
  • Negative - High price, moderate rolling resistance.

2010 European Winter Tyre Test - 3rd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - A very balanced tyre scoring very well in all safety related tests

2010 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 5 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent winter properties with excellent cornering on hard-packed snow, very good aquaplaning properties, dynamically balanced handling characteristics on wet and dry track
  • Negative - Slightly higher noise levels
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0         8.68kgs
195/60 R15 88H   F B 68 8.25kgs
185/65 R15 88T XL MO F E 68 8.06kgs
195/50 R16 88H XL AO F C 67 8.13kgs
195/55 R16 87H *RSC F C 69 10.76kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL MOEXTENDED E C 68 11.40kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   E E 66 10.14kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL * E E 71 9.32kgs
215/55 R16 93H XL MO E B 67 10.62kgs
225/55 R16 95H XL AO F E 68 11.30kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL MO E C 68 11.53kgs
175/60 R16 82H *RSC F C 67 8.83kgs
195/60 R16 99T   E B 71 9.48kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL AO E E 68 10.20kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   E C 66 10.80kgs
225/60 R16 98H XL AO F C 69 11.43kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL AO F E 67 8.93kgs
225/45 R17 91H XL *RSC E C 69 10.75kgs
235/45 R17 94H MO E C 67 11.43kgs
245/45 R17 99H XL MO F C 68 11.40kgs
255/45 R17 98V XL MO E E 68 11.88kgs
185/50 R17 86H XL *RSC F E 68 9.03kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   E E 68 10.32kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL AO F E 69 10.42kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL AO E C 68 11.19kgs
225/50 R17 94H XL AO F E 68 10.74kgs
225/50 R17 94H XL * F E 67 10.66kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL AOE E C 68 12.86kgs
215/55 R17 98H XL AO E E 69 11.25kgs
225/55 R17 97H XL *RSC F E 69 15.00kgs
225/55 R17 97H XL AO E E 68 11.92kgs
225/55 R17 97H XL AO E E 68 11.60kgs
235/55 R17 99H XL AO E E 70 12.69kgs
235/55 R17 99H XL   E E 69 12.45kgs
215/60 R17 96H XL AO E E 68 10.92kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL * E C 70 12.50kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL *RSC F E 71 15.04kgs
235/65 R17 108H XL N0 E E 72 14.85kgs
235/65 R17 104H XL AO F C 72 14.82kgs
245/65 R17 111H XL   E E 73 16.83kgs
285/35 R18 101W XL RO1 E E 72 13.24kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL AO F E 69 10.35kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL RO1 F E 68 11.77kgs
245/40 R18 97H XL MO E C 69 11.74kgs
255/40 R18 95V XL MO F C 68 11.87kgs
255/40 R18 95V MO E C 68 11.87kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL RO1 F C 69 10.80kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL RO1 E C 69 10.80kgs
235/45 R18 94V XL N0 E C 69 11.00kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL *RSC E E 68 14.45kgs
255/45 R18 99V MO F C 68 12.74kgs
265/45 R18 101V XL N0 F C 71 13.30kgs
225/50 R18 99H XL AO E E 69 12.53kgs
225/50 R18 99H XL   E E 69 12.53kgs
235/50 R18 101H XL   E C 69 13.55kgs
245/50 R18 100H XL *RSC F E 69 15.80kgs
235/55 R18 100H XL AO E E 71 12.96kgs
235/55 R18 104H XL AO E C 70 13.07kgs
255/55 R18 105H XL MO E C 71 15.46kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL N0 E C 72 15.81kgs
235/60 R18 107H XL AO E E 71 14.02kgs
255/30 R19 91W XL   E C 70 11.74kgs
255/30 R19 91W XL   F C 71 11.74kgs
225/35 R19 88W XL   F C 70 10.70kgs
225/35 R19 88W XL   F C 70 10.70kgs
235/35 R19 91W XL RO1 E C 67 11.38kgs
255/35 R19 96V XL RO1 E C 70 11.60kgs
235/40 R19 96V XL RO1 E E 69 11.44kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL RO1 E C 69 13.13kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL AO E E 71 12.30kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL   E E 68 12.82kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL *RSC E E 69 15.10kgs
245/45 R19 102V XL J E E 68 13.74kgs
235/50 R19 103H XL AO E C 69 13.15kgs
235/50 R19 99H XL MO E C 68 13.15kgs
255/50 R19 107H XL MO E E 69 15.68kgs
265/50 R19 110V XL N0 C E 73 16.87kgs
265/50 R19 110V XL N0 E E 73 16.87kgs
275/30 R20 97W XL RO1 E E 71 12.79kgs
255/35 R20 97W XL AO E E 70 12.48kgs
255/35 R20 97V XL * E C 73 12.07kgs
265/35 R20 99V XL AO E C 70 12.48kgs
275/35 R20 102W XL RO1 E E 70 13.23kgs
285/35 R20 100V   E C 73 17.12kgs
265/40 R20 104V XL AO E C 70 13.68kgs
255/45 R20 105V XL MO C C 71 14.29kgs
255/45 R20 101V XL AO E C 71 14.20kgs
275/45 R20 110V XL N0 E C 70 16.46kgs
275/35 R21 103W XL B E C 71 14.30kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

2016-07-04 - Are these tyres also made as Runflats and in what sizes? Thanks, Ray

Both the WinterSport 3D, 4D and 5 are made in runflat sizes. The Dunlop website will have the complete list of sizes, as they will be changing all the time.


2017-01-17 - Are the Dunlop SP Winter sport 3D tyre run flat tyres.

There are runflat and non-runflat version of the Dunlop WinterSport 3D


2020-01-08 - Would these be ok on a VW transporter camper?

As long as the load index specified by VW is correct, yes.


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Top Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Review

Given 64% while driving a Volvo S80 T6 (245/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
Overall a very good tyre, but in my experience not up to all awards achieved. While I was satisfied with the performance in general, I was disappointed by two things - it is very noisy and wear is far below average. Anyway, I would be possibly satisfied with it still, but cannot be while knowing what the amazing ContiWinterContact TS830 can do. As this might be an issue in the given tyre size (it works much better on my wife's car with smaller size), for next winter I will buy Continental in a heartbeat.
52 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2013   

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Given 56% while driving a Audi A8 (255/40 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
The tires are staggered with production dates from 2013 to 2015. They've been on for only winter driving and ran about 20000km. They have aged kind of well considering the grip and response, but it seems as though the remaining 4-5mm of tyre tread is made of pure plastic. It "kind-of" grips, but the noise is utterly unbearable. Will not consider buying another set for the coming winters.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2020   
Given 62% while driving a Suzuki swift sport (195/50 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
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1 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2020   
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Given 94% while driving a Mercedes Benz ML (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 25,000 average miles
Very good on snow, ice, wet , dry no problem at all . I drove in Norway, Sweden low temperatures was perfect.
I'll buy them again.
7 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2018   
Given 80% while driving a MG ZT 135+ CDTi (225/50 R17 H) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
I've been using these tyres for around 12,000 miles (19,000 km) in the last 7 seasons (I try to use summer tyres as much as possible) and they were great when they were new. While getting older, they've become quite noisy what affected the driving comfort especially on longer distances on motorways. Also, the fuel consumption was a bit higher than I would expect. Other than that, I had no problem with grip on any kind of surface, handling is good as well as the road feedback. However, I will try different tyres next time.
12 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2017   
Given 40% while driving a Opel zafira 1.8 140 mont. 2008 (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 30,000 average miles
Had it for 6 years, interchanging with summer tires. First 2 years were ok (about 6500 miles), after that driving in wet (in all wet conditions, from slightly moist to full wet) became slipery. It's like the first 2mm of tyres are rubber, and the rest is plastic. Recently bought all-year tires, that are 2/3 cheeper than Dunlop, and for now its night and day in comparison. Maybe they wasnt good fit for my car model, but, Dunlop lost future buyer because of their tire characteristics.
14 - tyre reviewed on February 10, 2017   

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