Shell Unveils Fuels Tailored for Dirt-Prone Modern Engines in First Reformulation Since V-Power
SINGAPORE – Oil giant Shell has unveiled a new range of fuels designed for modern engines, which it says are more susceptible to dirt build-up.
Its Dynaflex fuels are the first major reformulation since the company introduced V-Power 17 years ago.
Shell claims the new petrols have “more cleaning and friction-reducing molecules” than its previous range, allowing them to remove – in the case of its highest grade of petrol – “up to 80 per cent of performance-robbing deposits”.
The company said the new range was a result of more than five years of research involving more than 250 cars clocking a total of over three million kilometres.
This was in response to a trend towards smaller engines which are turbocharged and high-compression.
These engines operate at higher temperatures and speeds, making them more prone to carbon deposits building up in crucial areas, according to Shell.