Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) has launched its new range of Petronas Syntium engine lubricants with °CoolTech™, its latest ‘track-to-road technology’ series that includes the first engine oil for hybrid cars.
Improvements have been made to the Petronas Syntium 3000, Syntium 800 and Syntium 500 for better engine performance as well as lower carbon emissions, while the Syntium 7000 has benefitted from five new upgrades.
The new Petronas Syntium with °CoolTech™ technology is formulated with strong oil chains to defend against excessive engine-damaging heat for a trouble-free drive. With the advancement of this formula, the engine’s vital components are protected, power output is maximised, and fuel efficiency optimised.
“Much like human beings, engines exposed to strenuous conditions need to be kept cool in order to ensure optimum performance. Petronas’ fluid technology is designed to perform under pressure, as proven by the outstanding success of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport in the FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Championship over the last five years. Today, we are pleased to bring to our consumers, fluids created with our winning technology,” said PLI Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe D’Arrigo.
The lubricants were showcased for the very first time at the Petronas Global Research and Technology Centre in Turin, Italy, in the presence of five-time World Constructors’ Champions, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport’s Formula One drivers – Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, as well as the Team Principal, Toto Wolff.
“Technology is the core driver of our business and sets us apart from others in the industry. We are proud to present the new range of Petronas Syntium with °CoolTech™, including the new Petronas Syntium 7000 Ultimate Series. The introduction of a new oil for hybrid engines, also marks our entry into the hybrid car market, a result of our technological strengths and our commitment to create fluids that help reduce CO2 emissions,” D’Arrigo added.
One of three fluids that make up Petronas Fluid Technology Solutions™, Petronas Syntium, together with Petronas Primax fuel and Petronas Tutela gearbox fluids have helped the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport to five consecutive Formula 1 wins in the Constructors and Drivers Championships since the start of the Formula One hybrid era in 2014.
“The technology and performance mindset of Petronas has been at the heart of our performance over the past five seasons,” said Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport Toto Wolff. “This year we mark our tenth season of partnership – a decade of challenges, technology development, learning in the toughest of conditions and, finally, on-track success. Through it all, Petronas has been committed to constantly lifting the level of its technology to deliver success on the track, always ready to accept new challenges and raise the bar every year. Petronas functional fluids have been the lifeblood of our cars and power units since 2010, and our partnership has gone from strength to strength with every season. The silver and green visual identity of our cars has become an iconic part of Formula One – it is synonymous with exceptional technology and competitive advantage.”
After a successful 2018, during which PLI pledged to dedicate 75% of its research and technology investments in projects to lower CO2 emissions, the company is looking forward to more opportunities to apply its technology in co-engineering fluids in this direction.
The new Petronas Syntium range is also supported by a broadened communications approach that includes real-life accounts of people rising above high-pressure situations as a result of keeping their inner cool. The new range of Petronas Syntium 7000 lubricants will be available globally in phases starting in the second quearter of 2019.
PLI is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and has over 30 marketing offices in 27 countries, managed through regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Turin, Belo Horizonte, Chicago and Durban. It is currently ranked among the top 10 leading global lubricants companies.