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

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


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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.