Turbochargers vs. superchargers – how they work
Known best for their use in high-performance cars and racing applications, turbochargers and superchargers can command a lot more power from engines. However, only turbochargers have recently experienced mainstream success and are now being leveraged by major automakers for their fuel economy benefits. Everything from sedans to light-duty trucks feature turbo options, allowing drivers to enjoy plenty of horsepower from a fuel-efficient engine.
Although superchargers are still relevant in the automotive industry, they're not part of the latest industry-wide focus on fuel economy. Superchargers are primarily installed for their boost in horsepower. Regardless of the application, turbochargers and superchargers create extreme operating conditions, placing more stress on synthetic oil for cars. Mobil 1™ advanced full synthetic engine oil provides proven performance in some of the toughest conditions. It's why automakers with celebrated turbocharged engines (e.g., Mercedes-AMG, Porsche) and supercharged engines (e.g., Corvette) use trust Mobil 1’s high performance oils as the factory fill oil in some of their vehicle models.
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Mobil 1™ performance record
Mobil 1™ is engineered to keep your engine protected and performing under the most demanding conditions. Scroll through some tests that corroborate our claims, helping you understand why we say that you can get outstanding engine performance with Mobil 1™ .Know more