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.”