Volkswagen (VW) Specifications

Volkswagen issue their own sets of requirements for service fill engine oils used in their vehicles. These specifications detail the viscosity grades, ACEA oil sequence and additional physical, chemical and engine testing that must be conducted in order to obtain an approval.

There are separate specifications for gasoline and diesel fuelled engines and for different applications of each type of engine. Approvals are only granted for engine oils which meet combinations of these specifications as defined by Volkswagen. All applications for approvals against Volkswagen’s specifications are made directly to Volkswagen following their approval procedure. 

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

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

Vehicles sold by European OEMs in China are designed to comply with European emissions ... Read More

ACEA 2016: CEC L-111 Engine Cleanliness Test

The EP6 L-111 Engine Cleanliness test is a critical part of ACEA’s 2016 specification upgrade. Testing lubricants in a demanding ... Read More

ACEA 2016: CEC L-109 Bio-Diesel Oxidation Bench Test

The CEC-SG-L-109 Bio-Diesel Oxidation Bench test is a laboratory test that investigates the effect that fuels with biodiesel content can ... Read More

ACEA 2016: CEC L-112 Elastomeric Compatibilty Test

The CEC-TDG-L-112 Elastomer Bench test is a laboratory test that explores the performance of a variety of elastomer materials when ... Read More

The Global Importance of ACEA

For as long as ACEA has been providing minimum performance standards for lubricants throughout Europe, Lubrizol has been an integral ... Read More

ACEA – A Significant Standard

ACEA was formed in 1991 and is commonly known as ... Read More

Aftertreatment Compatibility within ACEA’s Framework

The role of the lubricant has been an essential component in the development of modern engines. As power densities and ... Read More

EGR – Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Are higher performance lubricants necessary for exhaust gas recirculation systems? Absolutely! Learn how the right engine lubricant can protect your ... Read More

ACEA: Defining Engine Lubricant Quality and Performance

The ACEA Oil Sequences play a crucial role in the on-going evolution of oil technology worldwide. They are used in ... Read More
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