New Signature Series 5W-20, XL 0W-20 and OE 0W-20 Round Out Their Respective Lines
Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have transitioned to lighter viscosity motor oils over the years to help meet corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements. While SAE 30 oils (5W-30, 10W-30) once comprised the majority of passenger car motor oil sales, SAE 20 oils (0W-20, 5W-20) have gradually claimed an increasingly larger slice of the pie. Toyota, Honda, Acura and Lexus, for example, recommend 0W-20 oils in most new vehicles, while Ford and Dodge recommend 5W-20 oils in many new vehicles.
With the continuing trend toward lighter viscosity oils, AMSOIL has expanded the Signature Series, XL and OE lines. The Signature Series line now includes a 5W-20 oil (ALM), while the XL and OE lines now each include a 0W-20 oil (XLZ, OEZ). Like the other oils in their respective lines, each new oil is formulated to provide outstanding protection and performance and meet the latest API SN/ILSAC GF-5 specifications. XL and OE 0W-20 are API licensed.
Offering both a 0W-20 and a 5W-20 in each motor oil line eases the selling process for Dealers by providing customers the precise viscosity specified by their vehicle manufacturer, whether they want maximum 25,000-mile/ one-year drain intervals with Signature Series, 10,000-mile/six-month drain intervals with XL or OEM-recommended drain intervals with OE.
To establish consistency and increase convenience, AMSOIL synthetic motor oil labels and caps in the three main lines are color-coded according to viscosity grade. The new OE and XL 0W-20 synthetic motor oils feature green labels and caps. To match, AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 (ASM) has also transitioned to a green label and cap. Likewise, all 5W-20 oils (ALM, XLM, OEM) feature silver labels and black caps, while 5W-30 oils (ASL, XLF, OEF) retain their red labels and caps; 10W- 30 oils (ATM, XLT, OET) retain their blue labels and caps; Signature Series 0W-30 (AZO) retains its bronze label and cap and XL 10W-40 (XLO) retains its yellow label and cap.
AMSOIL offers three distinct tiers of high-quality synthetic motor oil. With each tier now featuring a complete selection of viscosity grades, AMSOIL provides the ideal product for every customer.