ExxonMobil and Bentley extend strategic partnership
ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors have announced a multi-year extension to their global framework agreement and strategic partnership that showcases the performance benefits of advanced synthetic motor oil technology. ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors will continue their collaboration in motorsports, lubricant sales, marketing and technology.
The ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors relationship began in early 2000 when Mobil 1 was selected as the company’s factory fill lubricant and, subsequently, the recommended service fill lubricant for all Bentley Motors models. In 2013, the two organisations signed a global framework agreement that expanded the partnership to include Mobil 1’s sponsorship of and technology support for Bentley Motors’ return to motorsports.
“Bentley Motors and the Mobil 1 team have worked hand in hand for more than a decade ensuring that every engine powering the world’s most sought-after luxury cars is able to supply seamless performance and continually surpass any operational demands,” said Nigel Searle, vice president of lubricants, ExxonMobil. “In a joint pursuit of excellence, years of collaborative research and development have resulted in highly advanced lubricants able to deliver outstanding performance in some of the toughest conditions.”
“Every Bentley that leaves the production line must have the perfect balance of unrivalled luxury and performance, and Mobil 1 oil is a vital component in bringing that performance to life,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bentley Motors. “Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil ensures maximum engine protection and performance for every Bentley engine, whether on the road or in the gruelling environment of the racetrack.”
Under the extended agreement, the Mobil 1 brand will continue to support Bentley Motorsport in the future, including Bentley Team M-Sport in the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series, Bentley Team Abt in the ADAC GT Masters and 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany and Bentley Team Absolute Racing in the GT Asia and Pirelli World Challenge championships.