CASTROL EXPANDS RANGE WITH NEW EUROPEAN APPROVALS
Suitable for use in the Volkswagen TD1 diesel engine amongst others
With manufacturers doubling down on their efforts to evolve engine technology to meet strict emissions requirements, there has been a dramatic increase in new lubricant specifications intended for use with such highly engineered engine technology.
With Volkswagen Group recently defining a handful of new approvals including VW 508 00, VW 509 00 and VW 511 00, Castrol says it is excited to announce the launch of two new premium Castrol EDGE Professional product variants to meet the demands of late-model Volkswagen Group vehicles requiring these specifications.
Castrol EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20
EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 is a full synthetic engine oil carrying VW 508 00/ 509 00 approvals and has been developed by Castrol to exceed VW’s fuel economy specification.
In fact, in the required test PV1451 to pass the demanding VW specification VW 508 00/509 00, Castrol EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 reportedly delivered more than four percent fuel economy benefit when compared to the test’s reference oil. EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 is suitable for use in a range of Volkswagen Group vehicles, including 2.0 TFSI 140 kW and 3.0 TDI CR 160 kW engines.
Castrol EDGE 5W-40 M
Castrol EDGE 5W-40 M meanwhile is a full synthetic engine oil carrying VW 511 00 and Porsche C40 approvals, making it suitable for several new high-performance models from VW, Audi and Porsche. This includes the emerging requirements of new Audi RS6, RS7 and RSQ8 models, as well as Porsche models fitted with GPF’s (Gasoline Particulate Filters).
When it comes to European vehicles, Castrol says it knows a thing or two about unlocking true engine performance. It says this is a key reason why Castrol plays an active role in developing products for Volkswagen Motorsport and Audi Sport vehicles, serving as an Official Partner of Volkswagen Motorsport and Audi Sport.
Castrol states it is also serving to push boundaries as it leads the development of advanced e-fluids for the Volkswagen ID.R car and its electric motorsport program.
To discover the full Castrol range, visit www.castrol.com.au or speak to Castrol’s Technical Helpline team on 1300 557 998.