TYPE OF USE: High performance lubricant specifically designed for powerful and recent cars fitted with large displacement engines, Gasoline and Diesel, turbocharged or naturally aspirated, direct or indirect injection. Multipurpose product featuring numerous car maker approvals, especially recommended for vehicles still under warranty. Suitable for all type of fuels: Gasoline, Ethanol, LPG and Diesel. Compatible for catalytic converters. ;PERFORMANCES: The ACEA B4 performance requires an outstanding detergent/dispersant power and a better viscosity increase resistance due to soot produced by Direct Injection Diesel engines (except VW unit injector engines that require a VW 505 01 product such as 8100 X-clean 5W-40).; The BMW Long Life-01 specification imposes severe constraints to the lubricant particularly due to the Valvetronic system. It covers all BMW engines from 2001 to 2004 and also all the previous BMW specifications such as BMW LL-98. BMW LL-01 standard covers also all Gasoline engines running only outside European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein. Refer to BMW recommendations when in doubt. MOTUL 8100 X-cess 5W-40 is especially recommended for OPEL Diesel engines such as the 2.0L and 2.2L DTI engines (extended drain interval : on-board computer).; The MERCEDES MB 229.5 standard applies to all MERCEDES Gasoline engines, including AMG (in 5W-40 viscosity grade) except SLR, and to all MERCEDES Diesel without DPF engines. The specification MB 226.5 is similar to 229.5 and applies to MERCEDES Gasoline engines sourced from the MERCEDES/RENAULT-NISSAN partnership.; The Porsche A40 standard requires extreme high shear resistance from the lubricant. This specification applies to all PORSCHE engines, except Cayenne V6 and Diesel versions (for these specific engines, use an approved Porsche C30 lubricant such as MOTUL 8100 X-clean+ 5W-30).; Recommendation: MOTUL 8100 X-cess 5W-40 can be mixed with synthetic or mineral oils.