As MPM has previously communicated, all car manufacturers (OEMs) draw up 'lists of requirements'. This list contains the specifications a motor oil must meet in order to be deemed suitable for use in specific models. These requirements are listed in the so-called OEM approvals. The requirements that car manufacturers place on motor oils for new models are becoming more stringent and diverse all the time. This results in modified or entirely new motor oil specifications.
MPM therefore introduces its latest motor oil, 0W-30 Premium Synthetic ESP-L.
The Volkswagen Group (including Porsche) prefers this 0W-30 over the 5W-30 for various models starting in the 2018 model year for reasons of fuel economy. In addition, specifically for hybrid models, a '0W' motor oil is chosen instead of a '5W'.
In a hybrid drive, the electric motor and combustion engine work in unison. At low speed, the car is powered exclusively by the electric motor, and when there is a demand for more power to reach higher speed, the internal combustion engine jumps in. This means that the internal combustion engine must be able to do its work from a cold start at higher engine loads.
This places specific demands on the oil's properties; a low viscosity to ensure that the oil moves easily through the engine even at low temperatures, but at the same time offers excellent lubrication. Hence, car manufacturers prescribe a high-quality 0W-30 for these types of engines.
Furthermore, the 0W-30 Premium Synthetic ESP-L has a low ash content. This helps reduce the deposition of particles in diesel particulate filters. As such, this latest MPM product is also suitable for the Euro 4, 5 and 6 standards. In addition, the 0W-30 Premium Synthetic ESP-L can be used for models with extended service intervals.
In addition to the requirements of the Volkswagen Group, the oil also meets OEM requirements for specific models of BMW, Mercedes and cars from the Fiat group with – among others – MultiJet, MultiAir and TwinAir engines.
This latest MPM product with article number MPM 05000ESP-L can be used in engines where one of the following specifications is prescribed in combination with 0W-30 viscosity:
- ACEA C3
- API SN
- BMW LL-04
- Fiat 9.55535-DS1 / 9.55535-GS1
- MB 229.31 / 229.51
- Porsche C30
- VW 504.00 / 507.00
For technical questions:
Please contact MPM Technical Support.