Liqui Moly is launching a motor oil which fulfills the latest Volkswagen requirements: Top Tec 6200.
The oil was developed for the Euro 6 emissions standard. This means it is less viscous than conventional oils, the company notes. The lower the viscosity of the oil, the lower its inner resistance in the motor. "For car manufacturers this is one of many adjusting screws in order to reduce fuel consumption and therefore also emissions values," explains Oliver Kuhn, deputy head of the Liqui Moly oil laboratory.
Top Tec 6200 fulfills the VW approvals 50800/50900. As a 0W-20 grade, it is a particularly low viscosity oil. "That is a big leap for Volkswagen," says Kuhn. “Top Tec 6200 should not be compared with other oils that also have the same, low 0W-20 viscosity grade. "The new Top Tec oil is a special oil that is suitable for special motors only. It is not backwards compatible and must under no circumstances be added to another motor," Kuhn says. The oil is too low viscosity for these motors: the lubricating film is consequently very thin and a high level of motor wear can occur.
In order to minimize the risk of mix up, the new oil has a different design to the other oils of the Liqui Moly Top Tec series. Also, it does not feature the 4000 numbering as previously all Top Tec oils have, but is the first oil with 6000 numbering.
For more information, see www.liqui-moly.us.