The automotive association ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens de l’Automobile) has published new specifications for light commercial vehicles in April 2021. The new specifications replace the standards from 2016. This means that the ACEA sequences A3/B3 and C1 will expire in 2023. With the new specifications, ACEA takes into account the further development of engine technology. For example, the influence of engine oils is evaluated with regard to the tendency to deposit on highly charged turbo engines. The problem of pre-ignition (LSPI) in modern petrol engines has been addressed as well.
New ACEA specifications:
- ACEA A7/B7: The oils are High SAPS with LSPI and wear protection at low engine speeds and suitable for turbocharged direct injection petrol engines with turbocharger compressor deposit protection (TCCD) and modern direct injection diesel engines.
- ACEA C6: The oils provide LSPI and low RPM wear protection for turbocharged direct injection petrol engines and diesel turbocharger compressor deposit protection (TCCD) for low SAPS grades. It is compatible with catalyst & GPF/DPF exhaust aftertreatment systems.
An overview of all ACEA specifications can be found here.
New ACEA specifications for heavy-duty vehicles have also been announced for the second half of 2021.