In 2015, Pennzoil became the Premium Technology Partner for BMW Motorsport. BMW Team RLL uses Pennzoil Ultra Platinum with PurePlus Technology in both BMW Z4 GTLM race cars competing in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship GTLM field.

Pennzoil says their Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic motor oil keeps pistons up to 65 percent cleaner than required by the toughest industry standard. It also provides faster low temperature oil flow and protects in extreme heat.

Furthermore, Pennzoil states that the Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic was created for severe driving conditions: stop-and-go, frequent short trips, heavy loads, unpaved roads, and dusty condition. A race car and race track seem to be the perfect fit for it.


The synthetic motor oil is produced by converting natural gas into a 99.5 percent pure base oil and combining it with high performance additives.

BMW RLL drivers, Bill Auberlen and John Edwards went on camera to share some insight into the Pennzoil Synthetics used in their cars.