Understanding the MB 229.71 Specification

Understanding the MB 229.71 Specification

Mar 14, 2018

In this video, Colin Morton, Regional Business Manager for Europe – Passenger Car Engine Oils, talks about how the MB229.71 specification represents one of the first in a new generation of advanced low viscosity SAE 0W-20 lubricants. These are required to maintain the reliable operation of the latest high-performance engines, hybrid powertrains and advanced aftertreatment systems which automotive OEMs are introducing as they seek to meet evolving European emissions requirements for 2021 and beyond.

MB229.71 engine oils are mandatory to meet the warranted service fill requirements for the latest generation of hybrid powertrains employing Daimler OM654 turbocharged diesel engines and M256 or M264 gasoline engines which come with 48V integrated electrics.

MB229.71 is based on ACEA C5-16 which is the fastest-growing engine oil category in the European lubricants market today. The Mercedes-Benz vehicles requiring this class of lubricant are now approaching their first in-warranty service intervals and this will lead to a rapid increase in demand for these lubricants.

For more information on Lubrizol's solutions for passenger car engine oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.

For a deeper dive into specifications, see the Lubrizol Ready Reference Guide, the industry's go-to resource for understanding fuel and lubricant performance principles and requirements. 

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