Shell unveils new oil ranges at IRTE Conference28 September 2017

Shell is unveiling two new heavy-duty engine oil ranges today (28 September) at the IRTE Conference, taking place at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

The first is Shell Rimula R4L and R5LE, both of which are high-performance engine oils designed to provide robust protection for today’s engines, in line with the latest OEM requirements.

Shell Lubricants was first to announce a new portfolio of heavy-duty diesel engine oils to meet the new API CK-4 standard in North America, and this latest launch extends that to the UK.

The second new range – Shell Rimula Ultra engine oil – has been approved by two truck OEMs for use in their latest diesel engines.

Shell Rimula Ultra E Plus 5W-30 meets the latest Daimler MB228.61 specification for enhanced fuel economy and so has Mercedes’ approval for use in Actros trucks with second-generation OM 470 and OM 471 engines.

Shell Rimula Ultra 5W-30 is the first engine oil to meet the Scania LDF-4 specifications. To achieve this approval, the oil had to pass rigorous field tests to show that it is capable of helping to optimise the performance of latest-generation heavy-duty engines.

Andrew Gibson, Shell’s UK B2B marketing manager, says: “Improving the fuel economy performance of heavy-duty vehicles is a priority for engine manufacturers, but to achieve this they need the right lubricants.”

He adds: “Working closely together with the OEM to ensure that the engine and engine oil are developed simultaneously – in a process that we call co-engineering – helps ensure the oil is tailored to the specific requirements of the engine and can help keep it working efficiently.”

Laura Cork

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