For those who had questions about BMW moving away from Castrol and or if BMW may return to Castrol in the near future, the following is from a press release from Q4 2018
Shell on Sept 4 2018 officially renewed its status as BMW AG’s only recommended supplier for engine oils until the end of 2021 for all of the BMW Group brands; BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The three-year extension will mean that premium BMW engine oils manufactured by Shell will continue to be available to customers at BMW’s dealer network.
This collaboration means that Shell will continue to produce and supply’s BMW’s branded engine oils, which meet the latest BMW engine specifications. These oils feature Shell’s PurePlus Technology, a breakthrough technology where the base oil is produced using a patented process in which natural gas is converted to base oil, also known as gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology.
This innovative component provides a superior molecular structure which can help to: extend engine life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce oil consumption, maintain fuel economy and enable better cleanlines
The base oil produced using Shell PurePlus Technology is a high-quality API Group III synthetic base oil.
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague.