WAYNE, N.J., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Castrol, one of the leading global lubricants manufacturer, today unveiled Castrol EDGE® Professional® LL IV FE 0W-20, Volkswagen Group's first 0W-20 engine oil, exclusively developed with Volkswagen for the benefit of customers of Volkswagen Group franchised workshops and dealerships.
Developed by Castrol in strategic co-operation with Volkswagen Group, the new Castrol EDGE Professional product exceeds VW's fuel economy specification, delivering more than 4%1 fuel economy while maintaining the performance expected of oils meeting the LongLife service regime. This oil is already supplied as first fill for specific engines of Volkswagen Group vehicles, allowing them to deliver 10,000 miles, or one year, of driving before an oil change is needed2.
The new LongLife oil is intended for use in engines requiring the VW 508 00/ 509 00 Specification. These are a new breed of engine, built to use latest technology oils like Castrol EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 to maximise their performance.
Oliver Rose, Vice President Strategic Cooperation, at BP commented: "After over a decade of close collaboration with Volkswagen Group, Castrol has raised the bar in delivering the first LongLife 0W-20 oil for the Group. Engine oils that deliver greater fuel economy without compromising on performance are essential today, and we're delighted to announce the first low viscosity oil for Volkswagen Group engines."
Castrol EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 will be available in Volkswagen Group franchised workshops and dealerships from January 2017.
Castrol is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of premium lubricating oils, greases, metal working fluids, control fluids and related services to automotive, manufacturing, mining, marine, and oil exploration and production customers across the world. Castrol couples high quality lubricant engineering with an expert technical support network and supply capability to deliver quality solutions wherever customers need them. Castrol employs over 7,500 people, it operates directly in more than 80 countries, and is represented by over 2,000 third party distributors. Part of the BP group, the company is headquartered in the UK. At the forefront of pioneering technology with its 13 R&D centres globally, Castrol invests every year in research and development of lubricants. Castrol's global teams of specialists have a deep understanding of what customers need and advise on solutions designed to optimize performance and help improve quality, productivity and the environmental, health and safety profiles of their customers. The brand represents over 100 years' experience in 'liquid engineering': producing advanced lubricants for a wide range of applications, from manufacturing processes and metalworking to mining, shipping and marine activities and energy production. Castrol's products and services play a critical role in lubricating the global economy through what is mined, made and moved around the world.
About the partnership with Volkswagen Group
The global strategic partnership covers VW passenger cars and commercial vehicles, as well as the Audi, SEAT and Škoda brands. Castrol Products are recommended as the preferred aftermarket lubricants for all Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Škoda vehicles and Volkswagen commercial vehicles worldwide.
1 In the required test PV1451 to pass the demanding VW specification VW 508 00/509 00, Castrol EDGE Professional LL IV FE 0W-20 gave more than 4% fuel economy benefit when compared to the test's 15W-40 reference oil. Actual results under road conditions may vary according to vehicle type, driving conditions and style.
2 10,000 miles, or one year, of driving before an oil change is needed is applicable in North America.
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