#aftermarket – Champion Brands LLC has announced the availability of a new ultra-low viscosity SAE 0W-16 passenger car motor oil.
Champion, an ISO 9001-2008 registered company, is one of the first independent lube manufacturers to offer this new API SN licensable product designed primarily for fuel economy and performance. The SAE 0W-16 complies with the latest global regulations driving lower vehicle emission targets and subsequent vehicle efficiency.
OEMs such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi are developing new engine technologies and looking for a lubricant solution as an enabler and a direct contributor to fuel economy. One way to achieve this is through the use of lower viscosity fluids lighter than the viscosity grade 0W-20.
“Engine oil development occurs hand in hand with engine testing and design”, states Karl Dedolph, director of sales & marketing at Champion. “The oil viscosity is determined by the engine function and tolerances. Key considerations are wear resistance, hydraulic actuation, oil consumption, additive retention, catalyst protection, durability, sludge & deposit control and fuel economy.”
“Champion’s SAE 0W-16 motor oil, available to private label customers, exceeds API SN,” added Dedolph. “It is formulated with a rich combination of proprietary chemistries to deliver a superior performance.”