Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 94%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 87%
Wear 87%
Comfort 93%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 70%

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This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop Winter Sport 5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 35 tyre reviews averaging 88% over 269,300 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2014 50 Winter Tyre Braking Overview - 3rd of 48 tyres

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

2014 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15 - 3rd of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Well-balanced winter tyre, good in the wet and snow, low fuel consumption
  • Negative - None listed
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/65 R15 91H   E E 68 8.47kgs
195/55 R16 87T XL MO F E 67 9.01kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL MO C C 68 9.13kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL AO E C 68 9.11kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL   E C 68 9.05kgs
225/55 R16 95H XL *RSC F C 69 13.69kgs
225/55 R16 95H XL * F C 68 11.11kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL MO E C 67 9.90kgs
195/65 R16 92H XL * C B 70 8.30kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL *RSC E B 71 9.42kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL * C B 69 8.51kgs
225/45 R17 91H XL MO E E 69 9.80kgs
225/45 R17 91H XL *RSC E C 69 9.92kgs
225/45 R17 91H *RSC C C 69 10.05kgs
235/45 R17 94H XL MO E C 68 10.48kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL AO C C 71 10.26kgs
225/50 R17 94H XL *RSC F C 69 13.00kgs
225/60 R17 99H XL * C C 71 10.84kgs
245/40 R18 97H XL MO E C 70 11.55kgs
255/40 R18 99V XL MO E C 71 11.78kgs
225/45 R18 95H XL AO C B 72 9.78kgs
235/50 R18 97V XL MO E C 68 12.05kgs
245/50 R18 100H XL * C C 69 11.80kgs
245/50 R18 104V XL MOEXTENDED E C 70 15.60kgs
215/55 R18 95H XL MOEXTENDED E E 68 12.90kgs
225/55 R18 102H XL   C C 69 11.81kgs
235/55 R19 101V XL N0 E C 70 14.59kgs
265/45 R20 104V XL N0 E C 72 14.80kgs
275/30 R21 98W XL RO1 C C 72 12.86kgs
275/30 R21 98W XL RO1 C C 72 13.12kgs
285/30 R21 100W XL RO1 C C 73 13.50kgs
285/30 R21 100W XL RO1 C C 73 13.58kgs

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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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £72.70 - £89.05 (19 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £93.20 - £145.78 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R17 £112.60 - £169.89 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D Review

Given 99% 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.
19 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2016   

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Given 89% while driving a BMW 525xd (225/55 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
In short I am really impressed by these tyres and I can easily recommend them, although I don't have a direct comparison with similar winter runflat tyres. I chose between these and Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, and ended up with the Dunlops. I would definitely buy them again.

On dry roads they behave really well, with good comfort and lower noise than my summer Continetals 18 inch (staggered 275 / 245). Only thing is that you feel the extra sidewall in corners at higher speeds. No complaints on wet roads and very good traction in snow (xDrive helps as well). Only on ice you start to fell their limits but overall I found this to be an excellent and versatile winter tyre. Cannot say exactly how long they will last, but after 4000 km there is minimal wear.
4 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2019   
Given 94% 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   
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Given 89% 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!
2 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2017   
Given 97% 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% 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
12 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2016   

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