ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors Announce Extension of Strategic Relationship
- Global agreement covers all aspects of business relationship, including motorsports, lubricants sales, marketing and technology
- Mobil 1 to remain the exclusive recommended service fill lubricant for all Bentleys and factory fill lubricant for entire range of Bentley engines
- Successful global motorsports partnership to continue in three sports car series in U.S., Europe and Asia
SPRING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Bentley Motors today announced a multi-year extension to their global framework agreement and strategic partnership that showcases the performance benefits of advanced synthetic motor oil technology. ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors will continue their collaboration in motorsports, lubricant sales, marketing and technology.
The ExxonMobil and Bentley Motors relationship began in the early 2000s when Mobil 1 was selected as the factory fill lubricant and, subsequently, the recommended service fill lubricant for all Bentley Motors models. In 2013, the two organizations signed a global framework agreement that expanded the partnership to include Mobil 1’s sponsorship of and technology support for Bentley Motors’ return to motorsports.
“Bentley Motors and the Mobil 1 team have worked hand in hand for more than a decade ensuring that every engine powering the world’s most sought-after luxury cars is able to supply seamless performance and continually surpass any operational demands,” said Nigel Searle, vice president of lubricants, ExxonMobil. “In a joint pursuit of excellence, years of collaborative research and development have resulted in highly advanced lubricants able to deliver outstanding performance in some of the toughest conditions.”
“Every Bentley that leaves the production line must have the perfect balance of unrivalled luxury and performance, and Mobil 1 oil is a vital component in bringing that performance to life,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bentley Motors. “Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil ensures maximum engine protection and performance for every Bentley engine, whether on the road or in the gruelling environment of the racetrack.”
Under the extended agreement, the Mobil 1 brand will continue to support Bentley Motorsport in the future, including Bentley Team M-Sport in the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series, Bentley Team Abt in the ADAC GT Masters and 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany and Bentley Team Absolute Racing in the GT Asia and Pirelli World Challenge championships.
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About Mobil 1
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life. For more information, visit mobil1.com and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.
About Bentley Motors
Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines, Bentayga, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.
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Released December 12, 2016