Confident braking and handling in all winter conditions
The new Winter Response 2 from Dunlop offers excellent braking and handling performance in all winter conditions.
Excellent cornering grip on snow
Reliable winter braking
Good wet weather handling
Low rolling resistance
Incorporating a new innovative reverse tread design for maximum snow traction, and high density sipe system for penetrating ice, the Winter Response 2 enhances both braking and cornering in all winter conditions. Complemented by an optimised carcass construction for improved rolling resistance, the Winter Response 2 also offers excellent fuel saving for a winter tyre. Winter tires specially developed to maintain vehicle control in all driving conditions during the winter.
SP Winter Response is a winter tire that offers grip and better control and improved levels of response to winter driving in all conditions. Winter tires that shows two types of blades, working together to provide better stability and traction control. Tabs on the shoulders of the tire traction and braking performance boost, while high amplitude of the blade in the center of the gauge increases traction and produce high levels of resistance to slipping sideways while running in winter driving conditions. Winter tires emblazoned with the mark 'M + S' in accordance with Council Directive 92/23/EEC of 31 March 1992 on the tires (tires) motor vehicles and their trailers.
Low rolling resistance. Optimised shape carcass construction means less deformation in comparison to a standard tyre, for improved rolling resistance and better fuel economy.
Reliable winter braking. Our innovative Reverse Snowguide block pattern captures snow in the centreline of the tyre tread for increased contact area, meaning more grip when braking and accelerating.
45 degree Shoulder Sipes
High-Density Sipe System
Optimal shape construction
Improved Grip on Snow
Better Braking on Snow
B iRating n Wet Grip
Fuel saving - C in Rolling Resistance
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.
Silica-Plus Compound. A motorsport derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.
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.
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 Winter Response 2 tyre review
Average based on 4 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
11.12.2018 from Laurence I fitted four of these tyres at the same time. The front pair wore out after about a year of use but the rear pair are still good. I haven't used them in snow. I use them all year because they have much better grip than 'summer' tyres.
26.10.2018 from Lucian Balan Very comfortable ride, soft tyres, good grip in Snow and wet.