Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV meets low-viscosity approvals

Castrol has launched a next-generation 0W-20 low viscosity long-life engine oil called Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV, the first lubricant of its kind to secure, simultaneously, the latest low-viscosity approvals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. 

The new product 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 new 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.

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV meets challenges

Rigorously tested for over 10,000 hours, Castrol EDGE 0W-20 LL IV works to reduce friction, increase efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. The new 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 significantly reduce the risk of such events occurring.

“Castrol EDGE is our most advanced range of engine oils that can meet the most demanding specifications,” commented Ralf Wobben, Brand and Product Specialist at Castrol. “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 are 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, visit this link.

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