Elf Synthetic Motor Oil. Oil Born In Formula 1.
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Elf has a long history in motor racing as a partner and sponsor. Elf has been, for example, the partner of Renault since at least 1966. Elf has also played a major role in support of Formula Renault, F3, F2 and obviously in Formula 1.
The BMW Seal Of Approval
ELF 5W40 is one of the market's 5W40 lubricant to boast BMW
long life 01 certification, the German carmaker's main seal of approval.
We use European coolants exclusively (total ELF or Pentosin).
SEAL OF APPROVAL
As engine technology is involving faster and faster, carmakers are often tempted to write their demand into their certification specs. These demands cover a number of fields, including lubrication.
To earn certification, lubricants have to fulfill international standards - mainly those issued by ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers Association ) and API (the American Petroleum Institute) - as well as manufacturer-specific standards. BMW's successive certifications specs, for instance, have stretched oil-change intervals substantially over recent years: from 10,000 to 15,000 km for the BMW Special Oil standard; 30,000 for the BMW Long Life 1998 (LL-98) standard; and more than 30,000 km for the BMW Long Life 2001 (LL-01) standard, of which the fuel-economy version (LL-01 FE) is a niche certification as it only applies to one engine.
ELF's comprehensive and competitive range
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve its range, ELF has custom-engineered a synthetic Motor oil for BMW cars: Elf EXCELLIUM XLL. This does more than comply with BMW's LL-01 standard; the XLL in the name stands for Extra Long Life, and points to the fact that this new lubricant can withstand about 40,000 km before it needs to be
changed. In other words, you could almost drive around the world before changing
your oil! The product's main advantages include its oxidative stability which
explains the extra-long oil-change intervals and the pledge that it will keep
the engine clean while protecting it against wear. Engine cleanliness and
protection from wear also make compatible with BMW's proprietary Valvetronic
Many those oils are BMW LL 04 approved also some of the oils are Mercedes Bluetech Diesel approved for low ash certification for ultra modern diesels. Many of the new MERCEDES available in Canada equipped with those new diesel engine, for example the ML, the R and the C class.
(*) 229.5 engine oils must be used with fleece oil filter designed for use with 229.5 engine oils. MBUSA dealers use fleece oil filters for everything now.
MBUSA recommends only the use of MB approved synthetic motor oil for all vehicles equipped with the Flexible Service System (FSS) as of Model Year 1998. Conventional petroleum based oils are not recommended but may be used on older vehicles.
Few Mercedes-Benz Approved MB Long Life Motor Oils.
For passenger cars with gas and diesel engines with extended drain intervals beyond 229.3 oils, to 30,000 km, min 1.8% fuel saving, first oils introduced summer 2002. For gas engines of the M100 series, gas engines of the M200 series and diesel engines of the OM600 series (not models with Euro 4 diesel particle filters). 229.5 engine oils must be used with fleece oil filter designed for use with 229.5 engine oils.
AGIP Formula LL DC 5W-30 (I)
MB sheet 229.3 approved motor oils
for passenger cars
Current minimum spec for 1998+ MB engines, min. 1.0% fuel saving compared to 229.1, based on ACEA A3 B4. For gas engine of the M100 series, gas engines of the M200 series and diesel engines of the OM600 series (not models with diesel particulate filter).
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