Fully synthetic motor oil – Shell’s most advanced formulation for high-performance engines.

Today’s vehicles need a motor oil that keeps pace with their changing demands and does more to improve performance and engine life. Therefore, Shell came up with an entirely new way to produce synthetic base oils, made from natural gas with our patented Shell PurePlus Technology.

Shell Helix Ultra is a range of top-tier motor oil that is formulated using the unique Shell PurePlus Technology, yielding a motor oil that actively helps keep engines clean. Active Cleansing Technology has always been at the heart of Shell Helix. Starting with the unique Shell PurePlus Technology allows the product to provide even higher levels of cleansing and protection.

Shell Helix Ultra 0W-40 provides:

  • Superior wear and corrosion protection1
  • Forms an anti-wear film to protect and helps your engine to stay stronger and longer2
  • Superior piston cleanliness3
  • Strong resistance to oil degradation4
  • Greater fuel economy5
  • Excellent sludge control6

1 Based on API Sequence IVA and ACEA OM646LA engine test results compared with API SN/SN PLUS and ACEA A1/B1/A3/B4 specifications

2 Compared with several other fully synthetic 0W engine oils and based on anti-wear film thickness measurements after aging the oils in laboratory equipment based on 0W-40

3 Based on ACEA DV6C and OM646LA Bio engine test results compared with ACEA A3/B4 specification using SAE 0W-40

4 Based on ACEA DV6C engine test results compared with ACEA A3/B4 specification using SAE 0W-40

5 Based on ACEA M111 fuel economy results compared with the industry reference oil

6 Based on sludge engine test results compared with API SP, ACEA A3/B4 and OEM specifications

Specifications: Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI), Turbocharged vehicles, API SP, ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4, MB 229.5, MB 226.5, VW 502.00 and 505.00, Renault, RN 0700, RN 0710

The product specifications listed above may vary from time to time. To obtain a specific recommendation for your vehicle from our product portfolio, please use our free online oil recommendation tool, Shell Lubematch.

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