• 20-MAR-2018

Dunlop’s new Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV offers drivers excellent grip and handling

Dunlop sport Maxx RT 2 SUV - Beauty shot (6)

The new tires bring grip and steering precision to high-performance SUVs

Brussels, March 2018 – Dunlop introduces the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV, a new range of tires that builds on Dunlop‘s widely praised Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 and extends it to SUV sizes.

The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV is specifically designed for SUV owners who are looking for a sporty performance. The tire boasts a superior grip on dry and wet roads, and provides excellent handling, cornering and steering at higher speeds. [1] The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV also has an excellent grip and road contact during heavy handling and cornering.

Optimized steering precision

Dunlop’s engineers have optimized the tire shape for SUVs, resulting in a balanced pressure distribution across the footprint of the tire, which ensures constant and even contact with the road. That optimizes handling cornering and steering performance at higher speeds.

Superior grip on dry and wet roads

A new generation tread compound, developed specifically for the Sport Maxx RT 2 SUV, contains traction resin, which creates improved friction between the tire and road. This increases the tire’s surface grip, which results in a superior performance on dry and wet roads.

Excellent handling and cornering

The reinforced tread pattern, with its high-angled, V-shaped grooves, reduces the movement of the tread, making it sturdier in all directions. This feature is designed to enhance grip and road contact during heavy handling and cornering.

“Dunlop’s winning motorsport experience is a fundamental asset used to design and develop Ultra High-Performance tires,” said Mike Rytokoski, Chief Marketing Officer at Goodyear Dunlop Europe. “Motorsport represents the ultimate test and proving ground as it enables us to collect substantial amounts of data and feedback from drivers and allows direct comparison with other tire brands, to push forward the boundaries of innovation.”


Full Tire sizeSOS datePossible vehicle fitments
255/50 R19 107 Y XLFeb-18BMW X6, Mercedes GLE
235/55 R18 100 VMar-18Audi A8, VW Tiguan
255/55 R18 109 Y XLApr-18Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5
285/45 R20 112 Y XLMay-18Audi Q7
315/35 R20 110 Y XLMay-18Mercedes GLK, Volvo V90
235/65 R17 108 V XLMay-18Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Mercedes GLC SUV
235/50 R18 97 VMay-18Maserati Quattroporte, Audi RS Q3
235/60 R18 107 W XLMay-18Range Rover Evoque, Porsche Macan
235/50 R19 99 VJun-18Mercedes GLK, VW Tiguan
265/50 R19 110 Y XLJun-18Porsche Cayenne, VW Touareg
215/55 R18 99 V    XLJun-18Nissan Qashqai, Infiniti EX
235/55 R19 101 YAug-18Mercedes GLC SUV, Audi Q5
235/55 R19 105 Y XLAug-18Porsche Macan, Volvo XC90
275/45 R19 108 Y XLAug-18Bentley Continental, Porsche Cayenne
295/35 R21 107 Y XLSep-18Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7
275/40 R20 106 Y XLSep-18Porsche Panamera, BMW X6
275/45 R20 110 Y XLSep-18Volvo XC90, VW Touareg
235/65 R18 108 WSep-18Jaguar F-Pace, Lexus RX
255/50 R20 109 Y XLOct-18Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7
255/55 R19 111 W XLDec-18Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7
285/45 R19 111 W XLDec-18BMW X6, Mercedes M class
275/45 R21 110 Y XLJan-19Mercedes GLE Coupé, Range Rover Sport
255/60 R18 108 YFeb-19Maserati Levante, Mercedes G-Class


[1] Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service Gmbh in Oct 2017 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. New UHP, Tire Size: 255/50 R19; Test Cars: BMW X5, Mazda Tribute; Test Locations: Mirefal (F), Papenburg (D) TÜV SÜD Garching (D); Report No. 713117618D-04

About Dunlop

Dunlop is one of the world’s leading brands for high and ultra-high performance tires with an impressive track record of motor sport successes. Dunlop’s extensive racing experience has led to innovative technologies for tires designed for everyday motoring. Always looking to maximize driving pleasure, Dunlop offers all types of motorists the performance and durability of the latest tire technologies. For more information on Dunlop, visit www.dunlop.eu.