Total Lubrifiants, a partner of PSA for more than 50 years, is launching TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC* 5W-30, specifically designed to protect and strengthen the engines of the French automaker’s vehicles under extreme conditions. PSA has updated its B71 2297 standard, which protects both older and latest-generation direct injection diesel and gasoline engines in high-temperature and very-high-temperature countries, where temperatures can exceed 50°C. The R&D teams at PSA and Total Lubrifiants jointly formulated TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 to keep engines clean and protects them while limiting oil consumption in extreme climates. With these outstanding properties, the lubricant is recommended by PSA for all regions outside Europe.
According to Total, this product exceeds the ACEA C3 Oil Sequence, by boosting wear resistance by up to 70% more than the ACEA engine oil specification requires.
“We’re very pleased to have joined forces with PSA to provide an efficient solution to user needs. With its high-performance products, Total Lubrifiants is demonstrating its ambition to bring vehicles into a more virtuous cycle for its ecosystem, by curbing emissions,” said Hong-Nhung Le, OEM marketing manager, Total Lubrifiants.
The product’s performance was demonstrated in the Middle East during the hottest period of the year, across a distance of 15,000 kilometres in actual conditions.
Total Quartz Ineo HTC 5W-30 is formulated to protect turbocharged direct injection gasoline engines from low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) by surpassing API SN+ specifications. The engine oil was tailored for the demanding conditions of high-temperature countries, with low volatility and reduced lubricant consumption. The lubricant controls piston and turbocharger cleanliness, with almost 40% less piston deposit than specified by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) Oil Sequences. It is also compatible with all types of fuels used worldwide, including high-sulfur, heavy and biofuels.