Shell launches new Shell Rimula R4 X, the next generation Shell Rimula R3 X
Apr 16, 2013
New heavy-duty diesel engine oil delivers triple protection for a wide range of trucks, meaning a longer lasting engine
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.
For further information, please visit our Shell Rimula R4 X page
Notes to editors
About Shell Lubricants
The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula.
We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range.
These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools and Shell LubeAnalyst - early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure. Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers.
Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), the UK and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development.
Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.
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