CO2 emissions regulations for cars are set to tighten once again in 2020. Engines will face higher expectations in terms of performance and efficiency. Engine oil is a factor that can help meet these requirements. Already today, Swiss lubricant manufacturer MOTOREX’s product range includes a wide selection of suitable fuel economy products under the FE label.
Under the new regulations due to take eﬀect in 2020, 95% of each manufacturer’s newly registered passenger cars will have to demonstrate that they meet a maximum CO2 emission value of 95 g/km. The new standard is a challenge for motor oil producers as well. The right choice of oil can lead to a noticeable reduction in CO2 emissions accompanied by lower fuel consumption and ﬁnancial savings. But energy-eﬃcient motor oils were in demand even before these legal restrictions. In response, MOTOREX has already developed a wide range of fuel economy (FE) oils that support energy-eﬃcient driving by reducing friction within the engine.
FOR EVERY DRIVING STYLE AND EVERY SEASON
Along with the new legal situation, our driving behavior and oil change intervals are also good reasons to use FE oils. On average, the oil in a modern passenger car is onlychanged every 30,000 kilometers. This means that cars may be driven with the same lubricant two winters in a row. FE oils feature lower viscosity, meaning they are thinner and ﬂow more easily than conventional motor oils. Since this makes them especially eﬀective in cold temperatures, they can easily withstand two winters without compromising eﬃciency. While the engine is still cold and has not yet reached the ideal operating temperature, for example on a short trip, the fuel savings are clearly discernible. Friction-reducing additives maintain the oil’s lubricating capacity as the engine temperature rises. This is especially important in cars equipped with automatic start-stop systems that are in frequent use in city traﬃc, where rapid engine lubrication on restarting is essential.
REDUCED FUEL CONSUMPTION MEANS LOWER EMISSIONS
All FE oils have one thing in common: using the right oil can reduce CO2 emissions. Keep in mind that saving one liter of gas leads to a 2.62 kilogram reduction in CO2. Modern FE oils improve the overall efficiency of the engine, which in turn contributes to reducing emissions. FE oils also help minimize wear. Despite their low viscosity, they display very good lubricant characteristics even under heavy loads. Moreover, low ash-engine oils help keep exhaust gas treatment systems such as diesel particulate ﬁlters functioning smoothly.
SCIENTIFIC TESTING AND RACE TRACK EXPERIENCE
When MOTOREX tested its FE oils using the European consumption standard tests, a few signiﬁcant ﬁndings emerged. The greatest potential savings were achieved with FE oils of viscosities SAE 5W/20 or SAE 0W/20. The relationship between the right motor oil and eﬃciency is particularly clear on the race track, where MOTOREX has been well-established for decades. MOTOREX applies this experience to achieve enhanced eﬃciency – and thus reduced fuel consumption – in normal driving as well.
MOTOREX has a whole range of fuel economy oils in its product assortment and plans to continually expand it. Many of these are products for speciﬁc automakers, such as VW or General Motors. Others are special long-life oils for extended oil change intervals, or oils for exceptionally high fuel eﬃciency, such as Concept E-XL SAE 0W/20. For information on MOTOREX oils, the entire MOTOREX product range, and recommendations for speciﬁc engines, please visit motorex.com.