Castrol launches low viscosity 0W-20 engine oil

Castrol launches low viscosity 0W-20 engine oil

Castrol has announced the launch of the world’s first low viscosity 0W-20 engine oil to be approved simultaneously by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.

Castrol has launched the next-generation 0W-20 low viscosity long-life engine oil called Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV, which is suitable for use in petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles, and is available to consumers and workshops in one-litre, four-litre and five-litre packs.

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV has attained three formal approvals widely regarded as among the most demanding in the industry: BMW Longlife-17 FE+, MB-Approval 229.72 (from Mercedes-Benz), and VW 508 00/ 509 00 (from Volkswagen). In addition, the lubricant is approved for Porsche C20, meets Ford WSS-M2C956-A1 specification, and also meets the requirements of OEMs recommending the use of ACEA C5 or ACEA C6 0W-20 oils.

Rigorously tested for over 10,000 hours, Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV works to reduce friction, increase efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. The product has been designed to address many of the challenges associated with modern engines. While smaller, powerful units offer better fuel economy, the greater use of turbocharging can increase the amount of pressure inside the engine – Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV’s low viscosity formulation minimises the energy required to move it around an engine’s internal components.

Low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) events can occur when smaller turbocharged engines are subjected to high loads at low engine speeds. The fuel-air mixture can ignite prematurely, causing excessive pressure in the cylinders, leading to increased engine noise and, in extreme cases, catastrophic engine damage. CASTROL EDGE 0W-20 LL IV passes all LSPI testing requirements to reduce the risk of such events occurring.

Ralf Wobben, Brand and Product Specialist at Castrol, commented: “Castrol EDGE is our most advanced range of engine oils that can meet the most demanding specifications. To be at the forefront of a fast-paced industry is an example of Castrol’s leading work with vehicle manufacturers to engineer engine oils that can unlock performance and increase efficiency. This world-first low-viscosity ‘combi’ 0W-20 lubricant demonstrates how we’re taking the latest technological advances and delivering them in a product that is suitable for numerous applications.”

To learn more about the Castrol EDGE product line, click here.

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