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  • Formulated with special low-viscosity base oils
    Thickens less than conventional oils to make engine starting easier at low temperatures.
  • Ultimate Active Cleansing Technology
    Up to five times more effective at removing sludge than mineral oil.
  • Long-term oxidation stability
    Up to 30% more protection than other fully synthetic leading products tested.

Stays thin for easier cold starting

Very low temperatures cause motor oils to thicken, which can prevent engines from starting. Cleaner engines can operate more efficiently. Efficient engines are likely to deliver more power and have lower fuel consumption.

Shell Helix Ultra C motor oil has been formulated with special base oils that thicken less than conventional oils for easier cold starting. It delivers Shell’s ultimate cleansing, which helps engines to operate efficiently, for maximum performance and protection, while maintaining fuel economy. The oil in a clean engine can flow more quickly to where it is needed and has improved access to surfaces, so that the engine is better protected.

Shell Helix Ultra C is specifically formulated for fuel-injection gasoline engines that are fitted with catalytic converters and blow-by-gas recirculation, and operate in extreme driving conditions.

It is also suitable for turbocharged and intercooled, direct-injection, high-performance diesel engines that are fitted with blow-by-gas and exhaust-gas recirculation and without particulate filters.

Shell Helix tests

To clean and protect an engine, the oil must continue to perform until it is removed when the car is serviced. With some manufacturers recommending longer service intervals, an oil’s ability to stay fit is even more important. Throughout the oil’s life, it has to disperse more and more dirt – keeping it locked away and preventing it from being redeposited in the engine.

Our scientists perform a variety of tests that measure the ability of Shell Helix oils to resist breakdown and disperse dirt. We also test our competitors’ oils, so that we can benchmark our lubricants and demonstrate the benefits of using Shell Helix oils.

Why you should use Shell Helix Ultra C:

  1. Thickens less than conventional oils to make engine starting easier at low temperatures.
  2. Up to five times more effective at removing sludge from dirty engines than a mineral oil.
  3. Up to 30% more protection than other fully synthetic leading brands tested.
  4. Greater fuel efficiency.
  5. Maintains viscosity and stays in grade throughout the oil-change interval.
  6. Reduces oil volatility and therefore oil consumption and the need for top-up.
  7. Smoother, quieter drive.

Recommended by Scuderia Ferrari

Shell Helix Oil is the only motor oil Scuderia Ferrari recommends. That’s why Shell Helix is inside not just every Ferrari Gran Turismo car that leaves Maranello, but also every Ferrari Formula One car at every race.

Specifications and approvals

Because lubricants vary in quality, universal criteria are used to describe oil performance and usage. Shell Helix motor oils not only meet these increasingly demanding international specifications but usually surpass them. Shell Helix Ultra C exceeds these specifications:

  • API SN/CF; ACEA A3/B3/B4; BMW LL-01; MB approval 229.5; VW 502 00/505 00; Porsche A40; Renault RN0700; RN0710

Compared with a normal mineral oil (API SG/CD)

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