Tightening emission standards come with a clear message to all Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs): to develop fuel-efficient cars! This trend towards greener mobility has pushed car manufacturers to work on different solutions, ranging from downsized ultra-efficient engines
to complicated aftertreatment systems.
In this blog we focus on the latter without explaining too much of the technical background. You can find more about the different types of aftertreatment systems by reading our dedicated blog on this topic
Categories and specifications
Both OEMs and official instances, such as ACEA, took measures to ensure that aftertreatment system compatible engine oils are used when needed. Let’s start off with ACEA. This European organisation created brand new C categories for aftertreatment system compatible engine oils. These oils prevent clogging of the filters within the systems, as driving around with a clogged aftertreatment system significantly lowers engine efficiency.
Are you not sure if you can use the Champion product in combination with a car equipped with an aftertreatment system? Just check the front label for any of the ACEA C categories or check the dedicated product page on our website.
OEMs are always interested in offering the most fuel-efficient and reliable cars, so they took matters in their own hands. Most OEMs developed new specifications that meet the requirements of their cars including their aftertreatment systems. Let’s use the C3 category and the GM dexos 2 specification as an example.