Mobil 1 is updating its formula and simplifying its packaging. As fans of all things high tech, we thought we'd pass along what the company has going on.
According to an in-depth ExxonMobil press release, Mobil 1 uses a combination of high-performance synthetic fluids, including polyalphaolefins (PAO) and carefully selected proprietary additive packages, plus the latest innovation in lubricant technology-the proprietary SuperSyn anti-wear system. This combination of high-performance components has created motor oil that delivers an extremely powerful extra line of defense against engine wear.
"Instead of breaking down during extreme high-stress, high-temperature conditions, SuperSyn actually excels under these conditions," says Tom Olszewski, group technical leader at ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties Co.
Mobil 1 With Supersyn Benefits
" Outstanding wear protection, even under the most extreme conditions
" High-temperature durability, protecting engines at temperatures up to 400 degrees F
" Enhanced performance for cold weather driving.Mobil 1 is capable at flowing at extremely low temperatures when conventional oils are nearly solid
" Excellent engine cleanliness, with better sludge protection and reduced piston deposits
" Greater fuel economy benefits with Mobil 10W-30
" Ideal for stop-and-go driving, high-tech imported engines, turbocharger engines, idling for extended periods and driving in dusty conditions
Mobil 1's sleek silver bottles feature color caps and innovative corresponding color-coded viscosity call-outs on the labels so consumers can quickly and easily select the right viscosity of Mobil 1. Here is what consumers will find.
Mobil 1 - 10W-30 - Higher-Mileage Vehicle FormulaGreen cap and corresponding green viscosity call-out on the label:
" The best-selling grade of Mobil 1
" Ideally suited for higher mileage vehicles that require a higher viscosity grade.
Mobil 1 - 5W-30 - Newer Vehicle FormulaBlue cap and corresponding blue viscosity call-out on the label:
" Helps to keep engines running like new
" Original equipment in Chevrolet Corvettes
" Recommended viscosity grade for many new vehicles
Mobil 1 - 15W-50 - Performance Driving FormulaRed cap and corresponding red viscosity call-out on the label:
" Excellent for forced induction engines, muscle cars and amateur racers
" Highest viscosity of Mobil 1 available
" Race proven
Mobil 1 - 0W-30 - Enhanced Fuel Economy FormulaSilver cap and corresponding silver viscosity call-out on the label:
" Delivers the best fuel economy in the Mobil 1 motor oil line
" For quicker cold starts and faster protection
" Protects during high-temperature, high-stress conditions
Mobil 1 - 0W-40 - European Car FormulaBlack cap and corresponding black viscosity call-out on the label:
" Recommended for newer European vehicles
" Meets performance specifications of European automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and BMW.