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

Passenger Car Specifications

Understanding the Chinese Automotive Market (Part 3)

Understanding the Chinese Automotive Market (Part 3)

Robin Wang, Marketing Manager - China discusses how the introduction of fuel efficiency regulations will impact the types of engine ... Read More
Are You ACEA 2016 Compliant?

Are You ACEA 2016 Compliant?

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More

Specification Overviews

Learn more about the main passenger car industry and OEM specifications.
Understanding the Chinese Automotive Market (Part 2)

Understanding the Chinese Automotive Market (Part 2)

Robin Wang, Marketing Manager - China, discusses how the introduction of the China 6 emissions legislation will impact engine lubricants ... Read More
ACEA 2016 Compliance Deadline: December 1, 2018

ACEA 2016 Compliance Deadline: December 1, 2018

From December 1, 2018, all engine lubricant formulations making ACEA performance claims must comply with the latest ACEA 2016 European ... Read More
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
Proposed Changes to the ACEA Light-Duty Oil Sequences

Proposed Changes to the ACEA 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

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

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 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

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
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