The Lubrizol Corporation announced last Thursday its new Lubrizol® PV2600 series additive technology is approved for formulating Mercedes-Benz (MB) 229.71 engine oils. These lubricants are mandatory to meet warranted service fill requirements for the latest generation of hybrid powertrains employing Daimler OM654 turbocharged diesel engines and M256 or M264 gasoline engines that come with 48V integrated electrics.
"European automotive OEMs are introducing new high-performance engines, hybrid powertrains and advanced aftertreatment systems as they seek to meet evolving European emissions requirements for 2021 and beyond," says Colin Morton, Lubrizol regional business manager for Europe, Passenger Car Engine Oils. "The Mercedes-Benz 229.71 specification represents one of the first in a new generation of advanced low viscosity SAE 0W-20 lubricants required to maintain reliable operation of the latest electrified automotive hardware designs."
MB 229.71 is based on ACEA C5-16, the fastest-growing engine oil category in the European lubricants market today. Mercedes-Benz vehicles requiring this class of lubricant are approaching their first in-warranty service interval, which will lead to a rapid increase in their demand.
Morton continues, "We are pleased to bring our new Lubrizol PV2600 series to the market as an addition to our established range of market-leading Lubrizol® ACTTM additive technologies. Our full range of additives are proven to increase durability of modern engines and aftertreatment systems, including protection against low speed pre-ignition, providing oil marketers with solutions to supply all of Daimler's service fill requirements."