Motul introduces the NGEN range

Motul introduces the NGEN range

Global lubricant supplier, Motul has introduced the NGEN range which, it claims, sets “new standards for sustainable and resource-saving high-performance engine oils for cars and motorbikes”. Let’s check it out.

Motul’s NGEN range debuts with three new sustainable and resource-saving high-performance engine oils. The NGEN range of motor oils either consists largely of high-quality regenerated oils (NGEN 5 and NGEN 7 for motorbikes) or contains a high proportion of raw materials from renewable resources (NGEN Hybrid for hybrid cars) and offers performance that matches or even betters other products currently available on the market.

“In the more than 170 years of the company’s history, Motul has not only always adapted to new technological challenges and regularly set new standards, but has also remained true to its own demands for uncompromising performance,” explains Motul sales and marketing manager Andy Wait. “After all, Motul is the brand that introduced to the automotive world, arguably the three biggest advances in lubricants in the second half of the 20th century: multigrade motor oil in the 1950s, semisynthetic oils a decade later and then, in 1971, the world’s first fully synthetic motor oil – Motul 300V – in 1971.”

Motul introduces the NGEN range

All the products in this new range use either high-quality regenerated raw materials in their formulation, i.e. oils that have already been used and recycled in a complex process, or oils from renewable biological sources. This not only reduces production-related CO2 emissions, but also saves fossil raw materials and enables more sustainable production.

“High performance is firmly anchored in our DNA. When it comes to the reliability of our lubricants even under the toughest conditions, we make no compromises. In the development of new sustainable products from the care and cleaning sector, such as our BioClean system, we have already successfully proven that resource and environmentally-friendly products and maximum effectiveness do not have to be a contradiction in terms. Now, for the first time, we are extending this claim to our engine oils for everyday use and are once again pioneers in the industry with our NGEN products,” says Armin Bolch, managing director of Motul Germany.

Hybrid offering

NGEN HYBRID is, as the name suggests, aimed at drivers of hybrid cars. In fact, this is not the first oil from the French company aimed at such drivers. Its first offering was launched in 2016 and was the first engine oil tailored to the requirements of hybrid vehicles. Now, the product receives a sustainability upgrade. The new hybrid oil contains up to 25 per cent oil from renewable raw materials and supports better fuel efficiency as well as improved response and starting behaviour. The special formula with various additives and ester core technology protects the engine better against deposits and provides reliable lubrication even at the low engine temperatures typical of hybrid vehicles. NGEN HYBRID meets the latest API SP and ILSAG GF-6 standards as well as JASO GLV-1.

In the motorbike sector, the NGEN 5 oil is designed to tackle “the challenges of both urban and rural environments”. The focus is on optimised starting and shifting behaviour, as well as best fuel efficiency. NGEN 5 uses an additive and ester formulation like the conventional Motul 5100 engine oil, but it relies on up to 75 per cent regenerated engine oil.

Motul introduces the NGEN range

NGEN7 motorcycle oil, on the other hand, is designed to meet the demands of sporty driving behaviour. The highperformance oil offers improved response for powerful engines as well as high temperature resistance and strong clutch grip. NGEN 7 is identical to Motul 7100 in terms of additive and ester formulation, but it uses up to 50 per cent regenerated motor oil. Both products are suitable for the entire powersports range – i.e. also for quads, ATVs or side-by-side vehicles – and meet the current API standards. They are also JASO MA2 certified.

“The intensive development work has paid off: our new NGEN products show once again how forward-looking we are at Motul, consistently designing new solutions for tomorrow’s mobility. These current engine oils are just the beginning. We will continue to expand our range of sustainable products,” says Alexander Hornoff, technical director of Motul Germany.

In addition to the contents, the packaging of MOTUL NGEN products is also designed to be sustainable. All bottles consist of 50 per cent recycled plastics and are made to be 100 per cent recyclable.

Motul introduces the NGEN range

Lights, camera, oils…

Did you go to the cinema to see the Gran Turismo film? Yes? Well, you may have noticed something…

Motul was proud to feature in one of this summer’s big movie releases: Barbie! No, of course not, although Car Mechanic Barbie wouldn’t be a bad idea (and indeed recent PMM Podcast guest Louise Baker wrote to Mattel to suggest just that!). No instead we are talking about Gran Turismo.

You are probably familiar with the name from the wildly popular Playstation game which gave many budding racers their first taste of the track.

The film centres around Jann Mardenborough, who won a global competition put together by Sony, Gran Turismo game developer Polyphony Digital and Nissan. The GT Academy ran over several years and its youngest winner, Darlington-born Mardenborough, has arguably been its most successful graduate to date, racing professionally since his 2011 victory. Mardenborough’s career took off quickly after the GT Academy victory and he made motorsport headlines with a podium finish at the Le Mans 24 Hours in the LMP2 Category in 2013 in a Motul-branded and lubricated, Nissan-powered Zytek.

Archie Madekwe plays Mardenborough, mentored by veteran racer Jack Salter played by David Harbour.

The film also features Orlando Bloom as Motorsport Marketing Excutive, Danny Moore and Geri Halliwell-Horner as Jann’s Mother, Lesley Mardenborough, amongst its cast.

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