The automotive association ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens de l’Automobile) has published new specifications for light and heavy commercial vehicles in 2021. The new specifications replace the standards from 2016. This means that the ACEA sequences A3/B3 and C1 will expire in 2023. ACEA E6 and E9 will expire in 2022. 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.
- ACEA E8: Replaces ACEA E6. The oil is suitable for UHPD (Ultra High Performance Diesel) with DPF. It has Low SAPS properties with a HTHS viscosity ≥ 3.5 mPas.
- ACEA E11: Replaces ACEA E9. The oil is suitable for SHPD (Super High Performance Diesel) with DPF. It has Mid SAPS properties at a HTHS viscosity ≥ 3.5 mPas.
An overview of all ACEA specifications can be found here.
New ADDINOL products
ADDINOL has already launched suitable products for some of the new ACEA specifications which fulfil the new requirements.