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Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse 165/65 R15 81 H

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Tyre size:
165/65 R15
Speed index:
H = max 130 mph
Load index:
81 = max 462 kg
Vehicle type:
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  • Delivery time: 2-3 working days

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    £ / pc. 67
    Rating: Worth recommending 111150 1028 reviews
    C C 66 dB
    C C 66 dB
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Summary: 4.5 Summary: Overall rating is a weighted average of individual performance, not the arithmetic mean. Some of a tyre’s features have a greater impact on the overall assessment, while some will have a lesser impact. 1028 reviews

worth recommending
  • Costs: Influence of the tyre on car running costs. 111140 4.4
  • Comfort: Influence of the tyre on driving comfort. 111140 4.4
  • Drivability: Influence of the tyre on drivability. 111160 4.6

1028 customers have rated this tyre

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96% of users recommend this tyre


We have been collecting information about this tyre for 2781 days. In that time we have received 1028 reviews.
The total distance driven by our customers is 9457000 miles.

The highest rated parameter is: the grip on a dry surface.

This tyre was reviewed by users driving usually in the city.

This tyre was reviewed by drivers who assess their driving style as moderate.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Michał

    Size: 195/60 R15

    Rating: 3.6 111600
    Recommended for drivers who have a quiet, eco-driving style on dry roads, and that is all they are suitable for. They are sporty in name but have nothing to do with sport. For a driver who prefers a dynamic and fast driving style, especially outside the city in wet, rainy or even torrential conditions when there is water in the street in ruts, I strongly advise against it. In this respect, the tyres disappointed me: at speeds above 80 mph, you have to be careful because the tyres jerk and rip when driving into deeper water. For such conditions, the Uniroyal Rain Expert is unquestionably better, which even at speeds of 100 mph cuts through water perfectly when you hit a rut, and on which I've been driving for 6 years and even with a shallower tread they perform much better in the rain than the brand-new Dunlop. Another area where the Dunlop disappointed me was the noise level, the tyre was louder than my old Uniroyal. I don't know what it's about, but the theoretical figures on the EU label's ABCDE indicators and 68 db are fairy tales. I'll admit that this is what I was thinking when I chose my tyres, that if the indicators show better performance in the rain than Uniroyal, and that they are quieter, I thought this would be the case. I have been driving on these tyres since March and I can say with full responsibility that, unfortunately, the label does not correspond to reality. I have a dynamic driving style and I drive a lot outside the city - to sum up, if I had to choose again, I would not buy the Dunlop tyres but the new Uniroyal Rain Expert tyres, which I have been driving on for quite some time now. I also have winter sport dunlop tyres, and here the situation is completely different as the tyres are really amazing. Apparently, the summer model didn't work out so well for dunlop. But that is just my opinion. Regards and best wishes.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Gawronik

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 1.0 10000
    I've long argued that you don't buy Goodyear and Dunlop (they're the same concern) because, for your money, it's the biggest scam. You might as well buy Chinese brands. And somehow I foolishly let myself be fooled by tests and reviews (including here) and bought a set of brand new (11 week 2015) made in germany Dunlop Sport BluResponse 205/55/16 91V (I can give you the serial numbers if anyone doesn't believe). I thought, "well how much can you make this garbage" I thought, "well, how much crap can you make and market them to people - maybe something has changed in them..." Well, it hasn't, and I'm still convinced. Why? Well, the whole set, 4 Dunlop's - which so far have driven maybe 300 miles, have not been "topped up", "braked" (ABS and ESP), have not been broken in. (ABS and ESP), not driven over a kerb or anything like that - have run-out on the circumference of the tread. The kind that you can see with the naked eye when you turn the wheel on a raised car. The result? The car shakes all over and the noise is unbearable. I will of course complain, but it takes 2 months to process the complaint. In addition, it does not include reimbursement of costs related to mounting and removing the defective tyres (about 60 pounds), nor the cost of renting summer tyres/replacement wheels (after all, I am not going to live off winter tyres at +15°C in spring/summer). To sum it up: if you have too much money and want to get rid of your nerves, buy Goodyear or Dunlop. Otherwise, buy something else... And for those interested, I can provide full purchase details, invoices, photos etc...

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Konrad

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 4.8 111180
    My existing Dunlop SP Sport Max was due for replacement. The choice was difficult. I wanted comfortable tyres with good grip. As I was satisfied with my previous tyres and also had a Dunlop tyre left on my spare, I ordered the Dunlops. Despite the many positive comments about them, I was sceptical at first. I thought it was a marketing ploy and that I would probably not get anything interesting. But here it is. After changing from winter Kleber tyres, it turns out that the tyre is softer, more comfortable than the winter tyres, and it handles better. Driving a car that is stiff for a VW has become quite pleasant, even on bumps. The VW dampens bumps well, it doesn't thud, it has become "comfortable" for a car of this class, and at the same time with a firm grip on the road - it holds up sensationally. It is hard to make traction do anything. No matter if starting or braking, the car sticks to the road. Tight bends are unimpressive. The car drives like it's glued to the road. Of course you can fall off the road, but only if you do it deliberately. The tyres are quiet and did not need to be rubbed in any way. They did not slip when leaving the vulcanisation or squeal like some cheaper ones. The ruts full of water, dynamic fast driving in dry and wet, are not a challenge for these tyres. I am positively surprised - even though it is only the first 700 miles. If it continues like this, it really will be an excellent product.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: Marcin

    Size: 195/60 R15

    Rating: 4.1 111110
    The tyre is really decent, but... I'm comparing it to the Goodyear GT3 and Dunlop StreetResponse 2 (both 185/65/15 88 T tyres) that I've had the opportunity to drive on. In terms of dry and especially wet traction, the Sport BlueResponse is better. The word "Sport" in the name is a bit much in my opinion, though. The tyre is too soft on the sides to be sporty. After changing from the previous tyres, steering precision suffers considerably - especially when making fast steering movements. Before the car turns, it has to "bend" on the tyres; simply put, part of the movement stays on the soft side. As a result, the car is slower to enter a corner. I don't like this behaviour and I like it a lot. If it weren't for this shortcoming, I'd be satisfied, and so I remain unsatisfied. Perhaps the V speed rating (instead of H) would have helped, as the compound would have been harder and the tyre more rigid. But I must say that this is just my speculation. I have not tested it. To my eye, the Sport BluResponse is more in the premium range than in the sport range, e.g. the Continental equivalent was the ContiPremiumContact, not the ContiSportContact. Overall the rubber is OK. Once the car is in the corner, the tyre holds well. The entry itself, however, leaves a lot to be desired.

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  • Opinion from outside the UK user: beata

    Size: 205/55 R16

    Rating: 4.8 111180
    When looking for suitable summer tyres (Ford Focus Kombi ), I was mainly concerned with good wet grip and short braking distances so as not to have to worry too much about heavy rain on the dual carriageway on my way home from work. And then, of course, there was the price, which had to be affordable. I'd been reading up on a lot of tyres for over a week. I had Yokohama before, but there was something missing. In the end, the decision was made and I chose Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse 205/55R15 91V. After having driven on them for about 12,000 miles, I can say that, with my quite gentle driving as well as a bit more aggressive (a guy had to test what I had chosen), the choice turned out to be a very good one. It turned out that the tyres may not be suitable for crazy driving but they are not what I was looking for either. It turned out that the tyres are not suitable for crazy driving, but it is not what I was looking for. They drain water very well, so driving in the rain is very comfortable, which was very important for me. They have also proved themselves on several occasions when braking sharply at higher speeds. And they are also quiet. My expectations have been fulfilled. I am now looking for winter tyres, and these will probably also be Dunlop tyres.

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Product description

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse 165/65 R15 81 H

What method was employed to produce a tyre that is said to feature “grip without compromise”?

Asymmetrical tread pattern: all the field specialists agree that only this tread pattern is characterised by such a high endurance and versatile performance. These are the features desired by any driver of a dynamic car. With the continuous tread rib, the drive is stable and precise. The longitudinal and transverse grooves ensure a good grip. The result? Confidence when driving straight, on bends and also in the rain.

Polygonal tread pattern: the use of different angles in the arrangement of all tread elements decreases the pressure, so it provides better control of the car and a better feel of the road.

Modern tread blocks: their special adaptation to a dynamic drive, combined with an additional block stiffening, increases the tyre’s contact with the road during braking and this makes for such short braking distances on wet and dry surfaces.

Aerodynamic shape and material: the carefully designed aerodynamic shape and material of the tyre effectively reduce the heat produced during use. Their joint cooperation allow the reduction of fuel consumption by 30%.

4-8% bigger road contact surface: another element which regularly cares for a higher stability, precise manoeuvres, better grip and lower tread abrasion.

Closed grooves in the tyre shoulders: these are responsible for dampening the noise generated during use and exterior noise. You may enjoy a comfortable drive.

Seamless nylon brace: this allows for the elimination of the risk of tyre deformations at high speeds. It also provides a slow and uniform wear.

In 2016, Dunlop Sport BluResponse was ranked 3rd in tests organised by ADAC for size 185/65 R15 tyres.

Information on the manufacturer:

Dunlop is part of Goodyear, one of the largest tyre companies in the world. The company is active in many automotive fields and motor sports such as rallies, track races and motorcycle races. In their 120 years of existence, Dunlop have achieved many favourable results in motor sports, including 34 victories in the famous 24h Le Mans race. The company name comes from John Dunlop, the inventor of pneumatic tyre. The brand specialises in the manufacture of high-end HP and UHP tyres.

Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse summer tyre is classified as premium tyre, which means that it provides modern technology and maximum performance.
Now, you are looking at the tyre with the size of 165/65 R15.
The tyre is currently available in sizes from 14 to 17 inches.
This tyre has a speed index of H - the maximum speed at which you can drive on this tyre is 130 mph. The load index of this tyre is 81 - the maximum load that can be carried by the tyre is 462 kg.
The labelling of the tyre includes the following classes: C (rolling resistance), C (wet grip), 66 db (noise level).

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The Dunlop SP Sport Bluresponse tyre in size 165/65 R15 81 H, according to the manufacturer's information, has the following drivability qualities:

  • C
  • C
  • 66 dB
C C 66 dB

Fuel efficiency (rolling distance)

Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a colour-coded scale. The highest fuel efficiency rating is A (green; the lowest rolling resistance), while the lowest fuel efficiency rating is G (red; the highest rolling resistance). Rolling resistance influences fuel consumption and vehicle emissions; the lower the resistance, the lower the fuel consumption and exhaust fume emissions.

Wet grip

Wet grip is the tyre's ability to adhere to the road surface in wet conditions. The EU rating focuses only on the wet braking performance of the tyre. Wet grip is rated from A to G, where A represents the best braking performance and G represents the worst. It is one of the most crucial safety parameters.


Tyres contribute to the amount of noise a vehicle generates. Choosing a tyre with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment.

Tyre tests

2019 ACE/GTÜ test in size: 205/55 R16 2. place rating: highly recommended
Auto Bild test in size: 195/65 R15 rating: satisfactory
ÖAMTC test in size: 195/65 R15 rating: recommended
TCS test in size: 195/65 R15 rating: recommended
ADAC test in size: 205/55 R16 rating: good
TCS test in size: 185/65 R15 3. place rating: highly recommended
Auto Bild Allrad test in size: 215/65 R16 rating: recommended
Auto, Motor und Sport test in size: 225/50 R17 2. place rating: recommended
ADAC test in size: 205/55 R16 rating: good
ACE/GTÜ test in size: 205/55 R16 2. place rating: highly recommended
AUTO Straßenverkehr test in size: 225/50 R17 2. place rating: recommended
ACE test in size: 195/65 R15 1. place rating: recommended
Gute Fahrt test in size: 205/55 R16 rating: good
Auto, Motor und Sport test in size: 205/55 R16 1. place rating: highly recommended
Auto Zeitung test in size: 215/55 R16 1. place rating: Winner of the test
AUTO Straßenverkehr test in size: 205/55 R16 1. place rating: very good