Dexos All Over Again?

With the help of lubricants ally BP Castrol, Ford has created a proprietary engine oil for its innovative 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It has begun recommending the SAE 5W-20 oil now for virtually all gasoline-fueled Ford in Europe.

This is the first time Ford has developed a new oil in conjunction with engine architecture, according to Robert Haigh of Ford.

The new specification, WSS M2C948 B, was activated in January. It defines an SAE 5W-20 multigrade, based largely on Europe’s ACEA C2 oil sequence. However, the ACEA C2 category does not currently include a 5W-20 viscosity oil, which Ford desired for its fuel economy benefits.

You can read the rest of the article, courtesy of the Lube Report here.

Looks like the spec only applies to Ford’s European vehicles for now, but if it does come across the pond will it be dexos all over again? And will it set a trend for other OEMs to follow suit?

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