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Shell Helix Ultra 0W Fully Synthetic Motor Oil

Shell’s newest and most technologically-advanced formulation for the most demanding drivers. Shell Helix 0W formulation creates a self-healing anti-wear film which rejuvenates over time. Now your engine can perform better for longer than ever before.

Shell Helix Ultra 5W Fully Synthetic Motor Oil

Shell Helix fully synthetic oils are manufactured from 100% synthetic base stock and high quality additives to achieve higher performance levels than both synthetic technology and mineral oils.

Shell Helix Mineral Motor Oils

Mineral oil is the fraction of naturally occurring crude oil with the right properties for lubricating engines. Combined with an optimised additive technology Shell Rimula mineral oil products provide robust engine oils for use in a range of vehicles. 

Benefits of Shell Helix Ultra 0W Fully Synthetic Motor Oil



Shell Helix Ultra is made from natural gas with Shell PurePlus Technology. It is born 99.5% pure designed for ultimate engine performance.

Base oils are made from crude oil have molecules with weaker bonds compared with PurePlus base oils. These weaker bonds can break more easily when attacked at high temperatures.

The PurePLus Technology creates base oils with stronger molecular bonds*, enabling Shell Helix Ultra 0W Fully Synthetic Motor Oils to provide long-lasting engine performance

*Based on paraffinic hydrocarbon content and significantly higher level of iso-paraffins compared to typical Group ll & lll base oils


Shell Helix Ultra forms an anti-wear shield inside your engine that continuously rejuvenates itself to provide constant superior engine protection.

  • On average 62% better wear protection than API SN/SN Plus limits at 95% statistical confidence.
  • Designed to protect modern turbocharged engines against damage caused by Low-Speed Pre-Ignition ( LSPI)*

*Based on API sequence lX engine test results compared with API SN PLUS specification; in addition, Shell Helix Ultra SN PLUS 0W-20 has demonstrated LSPI performance against GM dexos1 TM Gen 2 specification.


A Hyundai amidst smoke demonstrates Shell Helix Ultra’s ultimate power and performance benefit

Formula 1 engines test our race lubricants to the extreme, withstanding UP TO 1,000ºC engine temperature AT 15,000 RPM.

Whether it’s 1000 degrees or -40C below, Shell Helix Ultra is designed for extreme temperatures.

Extreme Heat: Engines can reach extreme temperatures within a few minutes. Oil is lubricating the turbocharger which operates at temperatures up to 1,000°C. High-temperature oxidation can damage molecules, causing the oil to thicken, and reduces its ability to protect the engine. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology stays stronger for longer in extreme high temperatures to keep performing and protecting the engine. It provides up to 58% better resistance to oil degradation than the latest industry standard*

Extreme Cold: Superior low temperature flow even at -40 degrees. Shell Helix Ultra, with Shell PurePlus Technology, has a lower viscosity that allows it to flow faster at low temperatures*. It flows up to 3x faster* for easier starting and quicker engine warmup. Oil thickening due to high-temperature degradation can mean slower oil flow at low temperatures. Shell Helix Ultra better resists high-temperature attack, enabling the oil to perform better at low temperatures so you can Drive On.

*Compared with API SN specification


A red Maserati takes a leisure mountain drive to demonstrate the Shell Helix Ultra better fuel economy product benefit

The PurePlus Technology allows Shell Helix Ultra to provide engine power to accelerate and escape any challenging conditions.

Start saving as soon as you start your engine. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology has low-viscosity, low-friction formulations, which can result in up to 3% greater fuel economy.* Giving you more money and more miles to drive on and on and on with.

*Based on ACEA M 111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil

Partners that choose Shell Helix ultra for Power and Performance

Scuderia Ferrari

A red Scuderia Ferrari sits on a racing track, an example of Shell Helix Ultra’s Innovation Partnership

Scuderia Ferrari

Shell Helix Ultra helps to power, protect and cool the Scuderia Ferrari powerunit. Recognized as one of the most successful teams in Formula One™ history and one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, Shell Helix Ultra is a critical part of the Innovation Partnership with Ferrari on both the track and the road.

In fact, the lubricants found in the Scuderia Ferrari’s high performance racing engines powerunit shares many of the same building blocks (base oils and additives) as those found in the Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology available to road-going customers around the world. Plus, every GT road car that to leaves the Ferrari factory is filled with Shell Helix Ultra Synthetic motor oils.

“The demands and stresses on a Formula 1 engine are extraordinary. We need it to perform to its best every single time and last for multiple races. Shell Helix Ultra helps to deliver both the protection and the performance we need to do the job on the track.” - Sebastian Vettel, Scuderia Ferrari Driver 

BMW Motorsport

A red and white BMW race car sits on the track, exemplifying the Shell Helix Ultra and BMW’s Premium Technology Partnership

BMW Motorsport

A shared passion for driving and performance. BMW Motorsport and Shell Helix Ultra have a Premium Technology Partnership, and a winning one at that. Shell Helix Ultra scientists work closely with BMW Motorsport engineers to better fit the benefits of PurePlus Technology into the BMW M4 DTM car, ensuring the maximum performance of the  engine unit in every race*.

Ultimately to benefit the motorist on the road, because it enables Shell Helix Ultra to test motor oils in extreme conditions. *While Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology motor oils for the racetrack and the road share the same technology platform, the racing formulation is customised to meet the extreme racing conditions.

“DTM is a demanding series. The tracks are challenging and competition is fierce. You can only win if the complete package is spot on – and this includes the motor oil. Shell Helix Ultra is designed to protect my engine. It helps me get the maximum out of my car at any time.” – Augusto Farfus, BMW Works Driver


A Hyundai Motorsport car kicks up a cloud of dust on a dirt race track, exemplifying the great performance of using Shell Helix Ultra in extreme environments


Shell and Hyundai have been global partners since 2005, with a global aftermarket agreement in place across 67 markets worldwide. As Title Sponsor and Technical Partner, Shell aims to co-engineer a winning edge to Hyundai Motorsport as it competes at the highest level of global rallying at the World Rally Championships (WRC).

The WRC series provides the ideal environment to showcase the quality of Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology. Set in over 13 countries, it challenges the cars to compete in extreme environments - from snow and ice to gravel and asphalt in temperatures ranging from -30°C to +40°C. Due to the conditions the car is put through, using reliable products that lubricate and protect the engine without a loss in power or performance is vital to the team’s results.

“Since the introduction of Shell helix Ultra motor oil with PurePlus Technology, Shell has helped Hyundai Motorsport to develop an extra 1.5 horsepower, representing an average of six seconds advantage at the end of each rally.” - Michel Nandan, Hyundai Team Principal


A red Maserati with standard Shell Helix Ultra product proudly sits on a scenic mountain road


Shell Helix Ultra partners with Maserati because they are both made for the same type of people, who love their car and want the very best performance. Shell PurePlus Technology protects the horsepower and maintains the performance of the Italian hot-blooded cars like the day they left the factory. That's why the engine of every Maserati leaving the production line is filled with Shell Helix Ultra Maserati, so they can Drive On.

“Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 5W-40 shares our and Shell’s passion for performance and excellence and that why it’s the only motor oil we use for engine factory fill and recommend for service fill.” Gianluca Pivetti, Head of Powertrain Gasoline at Maserati

“This motor oil has been developed specifically for Maserati to achieve optimal performance. This is an industry leading example of Shell’s dedication to performance and excellence; values which we share in full in Maserati.” Jacob Nyborg, Head of Marketing at Maserati 

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