Peugeot-Citroën approvals are used to select engine oils for Citroën, Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall and DS cars.
The French PSA group has introduced a number of approvals to improve control over the engine oils used in their cars. All approvals are based on the ACEA classification but require additional conditions to be met.
The company’s experts regulate the selection of a suitable engine oil according to a number of parameters: the year of manufacture of the vehicle, its engine type (turbocharged or non-turbocharged, petrol or diesel). The conditions in which the car will be used most often – mountainous roads, urban, country roads or highways – are also important.
For Peugeot-Citroen, synthetic and semi-synthetic oils specially formulated with additives that aid in engine cleansing are approved. The viscosity rating of the oils is 5W-30 or 40. These oils guarantee economical fuel consumption, stable engine performance and good cold-start characteristics.
What are Peugeot-Citroën specifications?
Peugeot-Citroën specifications are symbolic codes that describe the properties of an engine oil for a specific Peugeot-Citroën car type and are the basis for choosing an oil for your Peugeot-Citroën vehicle. By choosing an oil according to the correct specification, you guarantee that you are using the correct oil for your Peugeot-Citroën.
Peugeot-Citroën engine oil approvals
When selecting which engine oil to use in a vehicle, Peugeot-Citroën representatives use the following criteria
- The year of manufacture of the vehicle;
- Engine type (petrol or diesel, turbocharged or non-turbocharged);
- The operating conditions of the vehicle (urban driving or motorway driving). In this case the lubricant should be 100% synthetic or semi-synthetic.
PSA, a French group, issued a set of oil specifications in 2009 in order to exert greater control over the motor oils used in its cars. All specifications are based on the ACEA specifications but also require additional conditions.
PSA B71 2290
The Peugeot/Citroën engine oil specification was introduced in 2009. B71 2290 is a low-SAPS oil designed for engines with particulate filters and with Euro 5 emission standards. The general specifications are ACEA C2 or C3 with additional tests by PSA.
PSA B71 2294
Engine oil specification for Peugeot/Citroën engines was introduced in 2009. Main specification: ACEA A3/B4 with additional PSA tests.
PSA B71 2295
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil standard for engines up to MY 1998. Main specification: ACEA A2/B2.
PSA B71 2296
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil specification introduced in 2009. General specifications: ACEA A3/B4 + PSA additional tests.
PSA B71 2312
Peugeot Citroën has developed the B71 2312 standard for oils capable of resisting the most severe temperature limits together with compatibility with the most advanced aftertreatment systems. PSA B71 2312 applies to all Peugeot and Citroën cars fitted with ‘BlueHDi’ diesel engines featuring SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) to clean nitrogen oxides (NOx) using AdBlue® additives or so-called ‘Diesel Exhaust Fluid’. The standard also requires improved cold flow properties to reduce oil hydrodynamic friction in order to gain fuel economy benefits, especially when the oil is cold. This additional requirement for cold flow properties ensures excellent oil flow at start-up, faster oil pressure build-up, quicker rpm rise and faster reaching operating temperature. This type of low viscosity lubricants helps to reduce fuel consumption and consequently the emission of greenhouse gases (CO2).
PSA B71 2330
API GL-4 gear oils with SAE 75W80 viscosity. Suitable for gearboxes.
PSA 9730 A8
Special gear oil for C550 transmissions used in Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107.
PSA B71 2315
API GL-4 gear oil with viscosity grade SAE 75W80, manufactured from base oils of group API III.