Shell to launch higher-grade fuel line called V-Power Nitro+

 

Shell V-Power Nitro

Shell Philippines is launching a better and higher-grade version of its V-Power line of fuels, called V-Power Nitro+. The new line of fuel products will be available to the public starting June 1, but will be unveiled to the media today. This is the new motoring product we were referring to when we held the "Performance Reinvented" contest.

The new Shell V-Power Nitro+ line consists of three fuel products: V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline(replacing Super Premium), V-Power Nitro+ Racing (replacing V-Power),and V-Power Nitro+ Diesel(replacing V-Power Diesel).

The two main selling points of V-Power Nitro+ are its powerful cleaning actionand its instant-acting friction modifiers.

According to Shell, V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline boasts "an increased level of friction modifiers, designed to improve performance and to act instantly on the cylinders, the heart of the engine. Friction modifiers are developed to reduce friction in critical engine areas, helping the engine to deliver more power."

V-Power+ Racing, meanwhile, is the top-of-the-line Shell gasoline. "It isable to deliver further performance benefits in octane-responsive vehicles," Shell says.

Lastly, V-Power+ Diesel is said to have been "designed to restore and maintain engine power through active engine protection," Shell explains. "It has powerful detergent technology developed to help prevent and clean up power-robbing diesel injector deposits. It is also formulated to protect engines against corrosion."

So, what do you think of this latest fuel innovation from Shell?

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  • hajabah May 28 2012 @ 09:12am
    Oh no! That means I can't use my car until Friday, when I can fill up. Running low on fuel na eh. :( haha!
    • Erick Herrera May 28 2012 @ 09:22am
      Ang landi mag comment.
      • hajabah May 28 2012 @ 11:25am
        Thank you. i realize that now. :| half-awake comment problems; sorry na.
  • regiusace17 May 28 2012 @ 09:16am
    Interesting...
  • allanoreyes May 28 2012 @ 09:28am
    mahal..
  • carwiki May 28 2012 @ 09:33am
    Wow! We will top up our BMWs with V-Power Nitro Gasoline. (If the price is still the same)
  • GranForza May 28 2012 @ 09:56am
    what is an octane responsive engine....?
    • vonschnipp May 28 2012 @ 09:57am
      good question.
    • neotech93 May 28 2012 @ 10:32am
      I think it's an engine that's able to properly utilize higher octane fuel and convert it to more engine power. Basically an engine that has an ECU that's sensitive to fuel octane. Like the Koenigsegg Agera. it's engine is built in such a way that if you use higher octane fuel it has more horsepower. Conversely octane insensitive engines only need the recommended octane so if you top up with fuel that has a higher octane than recommended, there's no difference. You'll just be wasting money. Please do correct me if I'm wrong.
    • safariboi May 28 2012 @ 09:23pm
      @neotech: are there really octane insensitive engines? in my understanding, it reduces the rate of knocking in ICE especially with old car engines.
  • vonschnipp May 28 2012 @ 10:01am
    Oh boy, I will have to ask my vehicles if they are octane-responsive.
    • markdejesus76 May 28 2012 @ 12:43pm
      Kung medyo bago-bago naman yan, octane-responsive naman. 2008 Sentra namin dati octane-responsive eh.
      • car_mac May 28 2012 @ 02:27pm
        yung sa crv nmin na 2004 model nagkarga kmi one day ng XCS, feel na feel ko yung difference nun sa Xtra Unleaded khit konting tapak pa lang 30kph ka na. does that mean it is still octane-responsive?
        • markdejesus76 May 28 2012 @ 03:18pm
          I think it is. As far as I know from reading the car's manual, octane rating of the fuel we load affects the engine performance which can be related to engine responsiveness, consumption, and efficiency. In our experience, our Sentra recommends 95 Octane rating fuel or above but we fuel it with Shell Unleaded 93 octane or sometimes with Petron Xtra Unleaded. The engine's response is well, okay. You won't feel the difference if this is what you load regularly but then we read the manual and started to fuel it with Blaze and or V-Power. Well, it certainly affect the engine performance because we feel that the car pulls more steadily and you feel the urge to go on. We reach illegal speed with full loads without much effort. So I can say it is octane responsive.
    • safariboi May 28 2012 @ 09:57pm
      @vonschnipp: sir I think all spark ignition engine are octane-responsive. I had a lesson about fuels in my industrial chemistry class about octane. It says that octane in fuel affects the knocking in ICE especially to spark ignition engine. It means that if octane is high the engine will exert less effort in burning fuel together with air in the combustion process and this is called efficiency. So if the fuel's octane rating that you feed in your car is lower than what is indicated in the car manual, there might be side effects like loss of power, unresponsiveness, inefficiency and worst it may cause knocking. Knocking can cause pre-ignition, overheating or damage to engine.
  • roadrage May 28 2012 @ 10:03am
    For the diesel, aside from additive enhancement, was there also an upgrade above being Euro 2?? If yes, this could make CRDi equipped car users happier.
  • mindkinetic May 28 2012 @ 10:33am
    this will most likely justify price increase on vpower fuels. i hope they will stay faithful to the current price matrix
  • eX-Driver May 28 2012 @ 10:55am
    hopefully it really is a better product and not just "Rebranding". It would even be better if the price doesnt shoot up compared to the previous version. some chemists should go grab a sample and see the differecne if it really is worth it or just hogwash. If it actually is better, a certain boxtype lancer would be smilling from ear to ear by now
    • roadrage May 28 2012 @ 12:03pm
      ...otherwise it's just a gimmick either to hike up their retail pricing or to create a posh appeal to lure consumers.
    • walphie May 28 2012 @ 07:58pm
      Probably rebrand lang, this is Shell we're talking about :) This is probably their way of keeping their margins while letting the market segment between the small players and the big 3--premium branding as a way to justify somewhat higher prices
  • siraniko May 28 2012 @ 11:06am
    it lacks information regarding price, octane rating, and euro level. its just purely adjectives
  • VGM100 May 28 2012 @ 12:14pm
    Euro 4 or 5 na kaya?
    • snoid_zero May 28 2012 @ 03:05pm
      No mention..probably still Euro 2.
    • maklo02 May 28 2012 @ 07:42pm
      As said earlier sa event, nagdidifferentiate daw yan depends on the country standards. Eh since dito sa Pilipinas, di pa required na euro 4, di nila ginawang euro 4.
  • GTi May 28 2012 @ 12:37pm
    Hope there are really concrete improvements. But then... no mention of Euro 4 or Euro 5 fuels? Cmon!
  • james12 May 28 2012 @ 01:59pm
    ano to may halong nitro?
    • car_mac May 28 2012 @ 02:22pm
      dude, no offense, you made me laugh ;D
    • safariboi May 28 2012 @ 09:04pm
      walang pong halong nitro sir james12 :]
  • car_mac May 28 2012 @ 02:24pm
    How expensive could it be? These are the prices that I expect: Nitro Racing = 60.00 per litre, Nitro Gasoline = 58.00 per litre, Nitro Diesel = 48.00
    • maklo02 May 28 2012 @ 07:45pm
      Still the same as the brands they're going to replace:)
      • car_mac May 29 2012 @ 07:56am
        ahh, akala ko parang bagong formula na nila yan
        • maklo02 May 30 2012 @ 01:50am
          Actually you can say it's an Improved formula. Kasi now the Nitro fuels can help clean your engine of the dirt deposits your engine gets whenever you use different fuels or "dirty fuels". Ang effect nun, better performance kasi wala na blockage.
  • dheezhee May 28 2012 @ 03:22pm
    Aber! Masubukan nga hihi
  • safariboi May 28 2012 @ 09:01pm
    hope that it will not change the price a lot, baka kasi business stragegy nanaman kaya pumayag magbaba ng presyo these past weeks para to give way to new products
  • tidus1203 May 28 2012 @ 09:37pm
    Placebo effect nanaman just like Fuel Save. Wala namang difference sa fuel savings...
    • maklo02 May 30 2012 @ 01:52am
      Fuel efficiency mostly depends on your driving habits:) Just my two cents.
    • maklo02 May 30 2012 @ 01:53am
      Fuel efficiency mostly depends on your driving habits:) Just my two cents.
  • Kyoichi Sudo May 28 2012 @ 10:08pm
    AYUN! So V-Power Diesel na pala ang ipapagas namin sa D-Max at Adventure namin! Yeah! Shell, the best!
    • Feeter Silverster May 31 2012 @ 09:23am
      sa adventure pwede pa rin yung lumang diesel, wala namang problema dun eh
  • lanjohn82 May 28 2012 @ 11:35pm
    another one of those marketing ploy perhaps..
    • mts May 29 2012 @ 04:28pm
      Boss, aba'y pareho tayo ng iniisip.. :)
  • Chrisahoy May 29 2012 @ 10:00am
    Plus 10BHP after using this gas. haha
  • someonespecialisme May 30 2012 @ 07:52am
    i just notice..bakit nahahate ung mga comment na may kasamang model ng kotse? anyway what is octane responsive? could anyone tell me if i should use racing or gas or pwede na unleaded for my 1.8s civic? im not sure kasi if it makes a difference
  • dohc_ivtec May 30 2012 @ 09:07pm
    Dapat euro 4 na ang dalhin nila. Unahan na nila ung Unioil. Hindi lng tyo ang magiging masaya at makikinabang pati si nanay earth...
  • mendozil Jun 19 2012 @ 09:58pm
    Yes, BUT the "HIGH END" NITRO diesel is STILL ONLY EURO2!!! 19-kopong-kopong pa. This is Premium fuel??

    The Standard is now EURO5 with 10ppm of sulfur vs EURO2 sulfur of, what is it, 5000ppm (or 500ppm)?

    What about us with CRDi and Euro Diesel engines? We'll just SETTLE for the SUB-STANDARD fuels of Shell and the other "BIG 2"?? What the heck.
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