Shell India has launched Rimula R5 LE 10W-40 and R5 LE 10W-30 synthetic engine oils designed for heavy-duty trucks in India. The company says the two new engine oils, which offer enhanced engine protection and oxidation control, have been developed with API CK-4 additive technology.
Shell Rimula R5 LE is the first API CK-4 synthetic engine oil formulation in the market that is compatible with both existing vehicles and future-ready Bharat Stage VI (BS VI) vehicles in India. The company says that this new range of high-performance engine oils can help contribute to lowering air pollution in the country.
“We are honoured to be partners in the government’s commitment towards adopting the Bharat Stage VI emission norms, which is a positive step towards reducing environmental emissions, an example of India’s ability to adapt to the newest technologies. We are proud to have played a leading role in the development of the new API CK-4 standards for heavy-duty diesel engine oils. Rimula R5 was designed to provide superior performance and enhance energy efficiency,” said Mansi Tripathy, country head, Shell Lubricants, India.
“Shell Lubricants was first to announce a new portfolio of heavy-duty diesel engine oils to meet the new API CK-4 standard in North America reformulating our Shell Rimula R4 L, and Shell Rimula R5 LE Synthetic Blend. Now, the synthetic Shell Rimula R5 joins the API CK-4 compliant range. Together with OEMs and customers, Shell Lubricants has conducted more than 64 million kilometres (40 million miles) of real-world testing – akin to driving over 1,500 times around the world. Such rigorous testing served to demonstrate the performance of the next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine oils that meet the CK-4 specification without compromising oil life or wear protection,” said Praveen Nagpal, chief technology officer, Shell India.
The Shell Rimula R5 will be available in 19 focus cites across 12 states: Delhi, Chennai, Namakkal, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Indore, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jalandhar, Ambala, Srinagar, East Singhbum, Ranchi, Raipur and Vadodra. The engine oils will be available in 15-litre packs only.