The Dunlop SP WinterResponse is a tyre designed to handle all winter conditions.
Balanced performance on wet, snow and ice
Outstanding traction on snow
Excellent cold weather grip
Superior road feedback
The SP Winter Response provides better traction and road feedback and therefore a high level of confidence on slushy, snowy, wet and dry roads. Thanks to Dunlop's recently introduced Touch Technology®, the new Dunlop SP Winter Response provides more road feedback for a controlled drive in any Winter condition. Balanced performance for all winter conditions: balanced performance on wet, snow and ice. Outstanding traction on snow, excellent cold-weather grip and superior road feedback.
Better control in any winter conditions, including severe.
Two types of blades to deliver better stability, traction and control.
Well balanced winter, wet and snow properties.
Specific bead seat system. 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.Benefits Enhanced road feedback; greater stability and precision.
Jointless Belt (JLB). A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.Benefits Superior high speed stability
Asymmetric Tread Design. Asymmetric tread design provides improved handling and aquaplaning resistance. The continuous center rib increases stability and precision. The asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip on wet and dry surfaces.Benefits Improved performance on straight lines and around corners
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 tyre. 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.
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.
Excellent grip on wet and icy roads.
More control at higher speeds in winter conditions.
Enhanced road feedback, resulting in more precise steering.
Very good wear resistance.
Balanced performance on wet, snow and ice. The SP WinterResponse answers the varying demands of winter driving. An asymmetric pattern design means that dedicated areas perform specific tasks, resulting in a good balance of wet, snow and ice driving properties.
Outstanding traction on snow. Drive with confidence in heavy snow conditions. The tread design features two types of blades that work together to help maintain good traction, braking and cornering on snow.
Excellent cold weather grip. The SP WinterResponse benefits from a high silica tread compound that retains elasticity at low temperatures, increasing traction on ice and snow.
Superior road feedback. When driving on slippery winter roads, getting the right feedback from your car is crucial. The SP WinterResponse benefits from Dunlop Touch Technology, a set of advanced features that give you a better feel for the road surface.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Dunlop SP Winter Response tyre review
Average based on 13 test results
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02.05.2013 from Andy66 Brilliant tyre, used to be a nightmare driving in the snow & icey conditions, until I bought the Dunlop winter tyre,
12.04.2013 from Rudolf Reichel Tyres performed as they should. Very predictable with no nasty surprises on some very icy conditions this past winter. Even did a trip to Germany in March with serious snow and cold weather - no problems. I actually used the German tyre test reviews on Mytyres.co.uk to select these tyres; well worth using it if you understand German.
27.03.2013 from V Georgiev A+++
14.05.2009 from Stephen Gee Think the Goodyrer Ultra Grip 7+ has the edge over the Dunlop.