• 31-AUG-2017

Dunlop expands winter line-up equipped with Noise Shield technology for a comfortable winter performance drive

4db-noise Dunlop

Dunlop Noise Shield technology now available in five new sizes in Dunlop’s winter tire line-up

Brussels, August 2017 - Dunlop introduces its new winter tire line-up with Noise Shield technology. The technology reduces noise levels inside the vehicle by up to 50% on all types of road surfaces, whilst leaving all other driving performance factors such as mileage, fuel consumption and speed intact.[1]

Noise in a car’s interior is caused by a variety of elements such as wind, driving speed, road conditions, the engine and structure of the car, and the tires. The latter creating noise because of tire air cavity resonance, produced by air vibration inside the tire being transmitted to the vehicle’s structure.

Dunlop’s Noise Shield technology works directly to reduce the air cavity resonance by up to 4dB. Thanks to an advanced foam layer inside the tire, the technology effectively dampens the tire air cavity resonance sound peak by up to 11dB. Delivering an interior noise reduction of up to 4dB, making the vehicle cabin up to 50% less noisy across a broad range of vehicle speeds.[1]

‘We are proud to expand our Dunlop Noise Shield technology range with five new sizes, allowing the driver to enjoy the drive, even during challenging winter conditions’, says Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA.

Next to the 22 existing sizes equipped with Noise Shield, Dunlop now has five more Winter Sport 5 sizes with its noise-reducing technology:

SeasonInchPatternTire sizePopular fitments (including but not limited to)
Summer17"Sport Maxx RT2235/55 ZR17 (103Y) XLAudi A8, Mercedes CL 216 
Summer17"Sport Maxx RT2235/45 ZR17 (94Y)Volvo V60 
Summer17"Sport Maxx RT2245/45 ZR17 (99Y) XL Audi A6, Mercedes E Class 
Summer18"Sport Maxx RT2235/40 ZR18 (95Y) XLPorsche Boxster, Mercedes C Class, Audi TT 
Summer18"Sport Maxx RT2245/45 R18 100Y XLMercedes E Class, BMW 5 series
Summer18"Sport Maxx RT2275/40 R18 103Y XLMercedes E Class
Summer18"Sport Maxx RT2245/40 ZR18 (97Y) XLJaguar S-Type, Mercedes E Classe, Audi A4
Summer19"Sport Maxx RT2255/40 ZR19 (100Y) XLAudi A6, Audi A8, Ford Mustang LAE 
Summer19"Sport Maxx RT2255/35 ZR19 (96Y) XLAudi A4, Audi TT, Mercedes E Class 
Summer20"Sport Maxx RT2255/35 ZR20 (97Y) XLJaguar XF
Summer20"SP Sport Maxx GT265/45 ZR20 (108Y) XLBentley Mulsanne
Summer20"Sport Maxx RT265/30 ZR20 (94Y) XLAudi A4
Summer20"SP QuattroMaxx275/40 R20 106Y XL    Bentley Continental, Porsche Cayenne 
Summer21"SP Sport Maxx GT265/40 ZR21 (105Y) XLBentley Mulsanne
Summer21"Sport Maxx RT265/30 R21 96Y XL    Audi A6
Summer21"SP Sport Maxx GT275/35 ZR21 (103Y) XLAudi A8 (D4)
Summer21"Sport Maxx RT275/30 ZR21 (98Y) XL Audi RS7
Summer21"SP Sport Maxx GT285/30 ZR21 (100Y) XLAudi RS6
Summer21"SP QuattroMaxx295/35 R21 107Y XLAudi Q7, VW Touareg 
Summer22"SP QuattroMaxx275/40 R22 108Y XLRange Rover
Winter17"Winter Sport 5225/50 R17 98H XLJaguar XE 
Winter17"Winter Sport 5225/50 R17 98V XLBMW 3-series 
Winter17"Winter Sport 5245/45 R17 99V XLAudi TT, Mercedes E Class 
Winter18"Winter Sport 5245/45 R18 100V XLAudi A7, Jaguar XF 
Winter18"Winter Sport 5245/40 R18 97V XL Audi TT
Winter21"SP Winter Sport 4D275/30 R21 98W XLAudi RS7
Winter21"SP Winter Sport 4D285/30 R21 100W XLAudi RS6

[1] Based on internal vehicle road measurements. Tested in October 2010; Tire size: 245/40R18; Test Car: Audi A8; Location: GIC*L Noise lanes test track.