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Two New Turbocharged Chevrolet Vehicles Mobil 1 Chevy Cobalt SS Coupe & Chevy HHR-SS
February 12 2009 04:58 PM
ExxonMobil today announced that the company’s flagship brand of synthetic motor oil, Mobil 1, has been selected as the factory fill and service fill endorsed motor oil for the new Chevy Cobalt SS Coupe and Chevy HHR-SS.
Both vehicles are equipped with a turbocharged, direct-injected, dual overhead cam, ECOTEC 260-hp 2.0L I-4 engine with Variable Valve Timing. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in 5.7 seconds, the engine is the fastest in its class and gets an estimated MPG of 22 city and 30 highway.
Chevrolet selected Mobil 1 5W-30 based on its anti-wear characteristics, extreme temperature performance and outstanding protection of critical turbocharger parts. With its patented SuperSyn™ technology, Mobil 1 is uniquely designed to provide superb levels of performance, cleaning power and engine protection.
"The new turbocharger offers an efficient and economical method of pumping air through the engine that allows this motor to provide an outstanding 130 horsepower per liter, or 260 SAE certified horsepower,” said Chris Meagher, chief engineer for Ecotec engines.
“In looking for a high performance oil that would deliver long lasting protection for the advanced turbocharged engine, Mobil 1 was a natural fit because of its proven performance, and the long track record of success we have had using Mobil 1 in our other General Motors vehicles, as well as with our Chevy and Corvette racing teams."
“Today, Mobil 1 is the designated engine oil for factory and service fills in 5 Chevy models. And we are pleased that Chevy has, for its high-performance, turbocharged engines, again selected Mobil 1 to be the factory and service fill engine oil,” said Lawrence Kearns, Global Automotive Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties Company. “We look forward to working with the GM Powertrain team to deliver future generations of Mobil 1 that will help support the company's ongoing turbocharged engine innovations.”
The '09 models of the Cobalt SS Coupe and HHR-SS are now available at Chevrolet dealerships throughout North America. The HHR-SS is also available in Central America and the Caribbean through special order.