Ensuring lubricants provide the right level of protection, lubrication and performance benefits for passenger cars

Passenger Car Specifications

Importance of BMW Longlife-04 Approved Performance for Oil Marketers

Importance of BMW Longlife-04 Approved Performance for Oil Marketers

As European emissions regulations become increasingly stringent, vehicle manufacturers have had to evolve their hardware designs to ensure compliance ... Read More
Introducing ACEA 2018 Light-Duty Oil Sequences

Introducing ACEA 2018 Light-Duty Oil Sequences

The Light-Duty Sequences consist of detailed sets of specifications for light-duty diesel and gasoline engines, with differentiations for those with ... Read More

Specification Overviews

Learn more about the main passenger car industry and OEM specifications.
BMW Longlife-04: Evolving Performance Requirements

BMW Longlife-04: Evolving Performance Requirements

Dr. Craig Jones, Technology Manager - Engine Oils, discusses the importance of BMW Longlife-04 ... Read More
How Specification Development Impacts Society

How Specification Development Impacts Society

The certification of lubricant performance has important ramifications—not just for product performance, but for society at large ... Read More
The Real Impact of Engine Oil Performance

The Real Impact of Engine Oil Performance

The current process for certifying engine oil performance has some major implications not just for engine performance, but for the ... Read More
Delivering Necessary LSPI Protection—and Beyond

Delivering Necessary LSPI Protection—and Beyond

API SN Plus validates much-needed low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) protection to the lubricant marketplace, but it’s not the end of ... Read More

What the API SN Plus Process Can Teach Us

Test development tied to comprehensive specification development has a limiting effect on the lubricants industry. What we can learn from ... Read More

Not All LSPI Protection is Created Equal

API SN Plus helps deliver marketable protection against a critical new form of lubricant-related engine damage—but not all protection against ... Read More

API SN Plus Is a Step in the Right Direction

OEMs asked, and the passenger car lubricants industry has delivered an effective answer: API SN Plus, the supplement to ILSAC ... Read More

Keys to Success with API SN Plus Lubricants

API SN Plus, the critical supplement to ILSAC GF-5, saw first license on May 1. Oil marketers can, and should, ... Read More

Why Choosing API SN Plus Is Critically Important

On May 1, 2018 the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) SN Plus supplement went into effect, necessitating that all ILSAC GF-5 ... Read More

Understanding the MB 229.71 Specification

Colin Morton, Lubrizol regional business manager for Europe, Passenger Car Engine Oils talks about how the MB 229.71 specification represents ... Read More

ACEA 2016 Becomes Mandatory

ACEA 2016 became mandatory on December 1, 2017 for all new formulations making performance claims against an ACEA Oil Sequence ... Read More

Announcing API SN Plus Supplement

The proposed supplement will be available alongside current API SN & ILSAC GF-5 ... Read More
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