Mobil 1™ 40th Anniversary Mobil 1

Powerful engine protection

In 1974, when Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil was officially born, it was released to safely help enhance fuel-efficiency . Later formulations aimed to provide protection over the widest range of temperatures and driving conditions and another iteration lowered phosphorus levels for extended catalytic converter life.

As the Mobil 1 motor oil line expanded, its reputation for outstanding performance grew, as well.

Today, Mobil 1 continues to be the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand.  There are numerous formulations of Mobil 1 on the market in countries across the globe. These Mobil 1 products feature outstanding wear protection, excellent high- and low-temperature performance and protection against sludge and harmful deposits.

 

4 decades, 213 teams, 531 cars, 83 championships, 1 oil, 1 million miles raced & counting

Top 10 Mobil 1™ Moments

1974
Mobil 1™ synthetic engine oil commercially introduced—setting new standards in lubrication technology.




1988

Mobil 1™ brand’s relationship with the Williams Formula 1 Racing team culminates in a total of 40 race wins, four Constructors’ titles and three Drivers’ titles.

1992
Chevrolet selects Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil to be factory-fill engine oil for all 1992 Corvettes except ZR-1. The next year Mobil 1™ brand became factory fill for all Corvette models. At 22 years, this is the first and longest factory-fill relationship between Mobil 1™ lubricant and a car brand.


1996

Porsche turns to Mobil 1™ 0W-40 synthetic motor oil as a factory and recommended service fill for its 1996 models. Eighteen years later, Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil is the factory fill and the recommended service fill for engines in 22 Porsche models.

2003
Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil chosen to protect the engines of the Drive Around the World Expedition vehicles that traversed more than 28,000 miles in extreme temperature conditions – from 53˚C in the Mohave Desert to -50˚C in Siberia.


2004

Mobil 1™ Truck and SUV 5W-40 formula released to help protect hard-working engines in high temperatures and deliver outstanding cold-start protection for pickups, vans, sport utilities and other light and medium-duty trucks.

2004
Mobil 1™ introduces its Emission System Protection (ESP) formulations. Based on the Mobil TM Low Ash technology, ESP prolongs the life of emission reduction systems in diesel and gasoline engines while maintaining the high performance of Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil.


2007

Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil selected as the factory fill oil for all 2008 Cadillac Escalade and DTS models, making Mobil 1™ oil standard in every new 2008 Cadillac vehicle that rolled off the production line.

2009
The McLaren Mercedes team in partnership with Mobil 1™ accomplishes the first race win for a hybrid car at the Hungarian Grand Prix.


2014

Mobil 1™ celebrates its 20th year of partnership with McLaren Mercedes which has completed 332 races together, achieved four world championships, 78 wins, 229 podium finishes and 76 pole positions through the end of the 2013 season.