ACEA 2016

The ACEA Oil Sequences define the minimum quality level for engine lubricants used in service fill in gasoline engines, light duty diesel engines and heavy duty diesel engines.

The 2016 update was introduced to ensure the engine lubricants used in service fill fulfil the demands of increasingly advanced developments in engine and aftertreatment system technology. As the first major update for four years it highlights the ongoing development challenges facing passenger car manufacturers and the complexity of vehicle hardware.

ACEA 2016 was introduced on the 1st December 2016 and became mandatory for all new performance claims made after 1st December 2017. Oil marketers may still make claims against the previous ACEA 2012 edition of the oil sequences until 1st December 2018. After this date, all formulations making a performance claim must do so to the requirements of the 2016 edition.

ACEA 2016 sees the introduction of ACEA C5-16, a new, low HTHS, oil category that is designed for improved fuel economy in vehicles with all types of modern aftertreatment system.

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
Proposed Changes to the ACEA Light-Duty Oil Sequences

Proposed Changes to the ACEA Light-Duty Oil Sequences

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How Specification Development Impacts Society

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The Real Impact of Engine Oil Performance

The Real Impact of Engine Oil Performance

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ACEA 2016 Becomes Mandatory

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
ACEA Oil Sequences in China

ACEA Oil Sequences in China

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Daimler MB229.3

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Daimler MB229.5

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Daimler MB229.51

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