Shell launches Shell Rimula R4 X, a new heavy-duty engine oil designed to meet the needs of truckers and fleet operators keen to enjoy a longer lasting engine. Shell has applied its market leading research and innovation to create a new flagship product for the Shell Rimula range, offering protection in three critical areas – engine cleanliness, acid corrosion care and engine wear protection. New Shell Rimula R4 X is designed particularly for engines equipped with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).
Shell Rimula R4 X is specifically designed to work with a wide range of high-power, heavy-duty diesel engines and has been shown to work effectively in a variety of challenging driving environments. It has been rigorously tested and verified by leading industry experts and truck manufacturers in real-world operating conditions, and shown to offer potential savings for drivers and fleet owners through longer oil drain intervals, longer vehicle life and reduced maintenance costs.
Lee-Ming Seow, Global Brand Manager – Shell Rimula, commented:
“We have drawn on our expertise in the lubricants sector to create new Shell Rimula R4 X, which we believe will deliver significant value for the drivers and fleet operators currently using our Shell Rimula R3 X product. We know how hard our customers work, which is why we have created an oil that works as hard as they do. We have listened to our customers and partners to improve our formula that will keep the world’s truckers on the road for longer.”
Shell Rimula R4 X replaces Shell Rimula R3 X providing truck drivers and modern fleet operators with a simple, versatile one-oil solution that meets a wider range of industry and OEM specifications than Shell Rimula R3 X and R4. Shell Rimula R4 X is also designed to work effectively with engines equipped with exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and provides improved protection for previous engine designs.
It contains a specially optimised combination of performance additives that are formulated to provide the right level of engine wear and cleanliness as well as control of acids derived from combustion gases under the tough conditions in engines with EGR and in a wide range of vehicle types. In industry and OEM engine tests, Shell Rimula R4 X has been shown to offer up to 50% more protection from acid corrosion, up to 50% better engine cleanliness and up to 30% better wear protection than is required to meet standard API and ACEA specifications.*
Meeting the requirements of engines with EGR and offering significant improvements in engine cleanliness, acid corrosion care and engine wear protection, new Shell Rimula R4 X provides modern truck drivers and fleet operators with a simple, versatile and cost-effective one-oil solution that can help them cut costs and run their business even more efficiently.
*% relative to API and ACEA engine oil specification limits in a key engine test selected to be representative across multiple engines.
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