What Is Shell V Power Diesel?

Modern diesel engines are always breaking new ground. To set ourselves apart, we’ve worked tirelessly to develop Shell V-Power Diesel, which features innovative technologies to clean and preserve your engine*.

Our premium diesel formulation is designed to increase engine performance by eliminating existing dirt deposits and restoring the cleanliness of your engine*.

Cleans and protects

Shell V-Power Diesel contains powerful cleaning chemicals to help prevent crud from accumulating on essential fuel system components including fuel injectors and intake valves*.

The same cleaning compounds aid in the removal of junk left over from other fuels, allowing your engine to burn fuel more efficiently and completely*.


Shell V-Power Diesel helps restore up to 100% of your engine’s performance by eliminating performance-robbing deposits from critical fuel system components like fuel injectors2.

When you clean your shower head with a limescale remover, you’ll notice a significant improvement in the performance of your shower spray. It’s the same with Shell V-Power gasoline; by assisting in the removal of built-up deposits on the intake valves and/or fuel injector nozzles, it aids in the restoration of your engine’s performance1.

Dynaflex Technology

Shell V-Power Diesel with enhanced DYNAFLEX Technology for the ultimate cleaning performance1. Shell V-Power Diesel aids in the restoration of performance by eliminating debris from essential engine components. As a result, when you drive3, you get the sensation of a more responsive engine.

What is difference between normal diesel and Shell V-Power diesel?

Shell’s version of an upgraded diesel fuel, similar to BP’s ‘Ultimate Diesel,’ is called V-Power Diesel. Shell V-Power Diesel, like BP Ultimate Diesel, is developed for current compression-ignition diesel engines to provide improved engine performance as well as higher engine protection, resulting in more consistent operation and engine longevity.

Because of the synthetic gas to liquid (GTL) component, V-Power diesel is much clearer and odourless than regular diesel.

Does Shell V-Power diesel clean your engine?

Aids in Cleaning Components of the fuel system Shell V-Power fuels have the consistency of a soapy sponge. They help to clean and safeguard your engine thanks to enhanced cleaning technology, providing you our finest cleaning power for your engine2.

Can you put V-Power diesel in any car?

Yes. The new Shell V-Power fuels are designed to work in any sort of diesel or unleaded vehicle, whether old or new.

What brand of diesel fuel is best?

Only four companies have been accredited as Top Tier: Chevron, Shell, Exxon/Mobil, and Costco. To maintain the engine and emissions system working at their best, almost all car owner manuals recommend using Top Tier fuel if it is available.

Which is better BP Ultimate diesel or Shell V-Power diesel?

We are regularly questioned whether premium diesel fuel is superior to standard diesel fuel in the course of our business. And our quick response is invariably a loud yes “Yes,” says the speaker. However, additional information is needed to answer the other major concern about premium diesel fuel, which is whether it is worth the extra price.

Premium diesel has more detergent and additives than regular diesel, which helps to improve the combustion performance of an engine. Using a premium diesel usually results in a gain in performance and/or MPG, as well as lower engine emissions and other benefits, depending on engine design.

Yes, premium diesel is superior to regular diesel. Is the extra price tag, however, justified?

We are not so sure about it. The fundamental issue is that, given the huge increase in cost per litre, premium diesel fuels might be so much better. The additional detergent now offered is insufficient to keep most gasoline systems and engine types clean, and it does not aggressively remove existing deposits. Unfortunately, we’ve discovered that diesel vehicles that only run on premium diesel fuel continue to deposit. Not so much in the fuel system as much as in the combustion region, emission components (EGR, DPF), and intake manifolds, intake valves, and other areas. Using a premium diesel in these places will surely postpone the accumulation of carbon deposits. However, don’t expect miracles in terms of cleaning results. Fuel system pollution, biological degradation, and carbon build-up rise as the percentage of bio-diesel increases. Regrettably, current fuels are insufficient to meet these concerns.

Please keep in mind that there are legal constraints, such as the old BS EN590 specification, that limit the types of additives that can be used in fuel. Those rules, however, have no bearing on whether premium diesel, as it is manufactured now, is a fair value for the money you spend at the pump.

So, what should you do if premium diesel isn’t worth the extra money and normal diesel isn’t up to par? To ordinary diesel fuel, we recommend adding a high-quality diesel fuel conditioner with combustion catalyst technology. This will often result in a fuel that outperforms premium diesel while also being less expensive per tank. This is supported by extensive testimony as well as research evidence. More comprehensive fuel conditioners include technology to clean and remove existing deposits, lubricate the diesel pump, remove water, prevent fuel degradation or contamination, reduce emissions, improve performance, and increase MPG, among other things.

It’s simply a matter of evaluating the advantages of premium diesel against the advantages of a fuel conditioner, as well as convenience and expense.

In this topic, there is also the matter of consistency to consider. It’s not uncommon to find fuel of varying grade from the same gas station. According to our understanding, fuel merchants and refineries have distribution agreements in place that require gas stations to sell fuel from the nearest refinery in the area, regardless of brand. The additive packets are then applied at the refinery or directly into the station gasoline tanks in some cases.

Similarly, there is a difference in the price of gasoline. Octane testing on a regular basis will reveal remarkable discrepancies in fuel octane. It tests at 95.6 one week, 96.8 the next, and so on. As you may expect, this makes testing octane boosters exceedingly difficult due to the inconsistency of base fuels.

A piece of advise we’d like to provide is to “Know” your local gas station. Purchase fuel at stations with a high turnover of fuel whenever possible. Avoid filling your car from tanks that are low on fuel or that have recently been filled, since this can cause deposits and moisture to settle. Come return later if you spot a tanker. The inherent faults and irregularities found in our fuels should be protected by a fuel conditioner.

Please note that we will be producing a video in the future illustrating one of the tests we do to determine the cleaning strength of fuels and fuel additives.

Is premium diesel better?

In comparison to normal #2 diesel, premium diesel has a higher cetane number, improved lubricity, and detergents that help clean injectors. The ignition delay of a fuel is measured in cetane. For faster start-ups and less pollution, more cetane equates a shorter delay and improved ignition quality.

Which brand of diesel is best in India?

Surprisingly, the Hyundai Aura diesel-AMT has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 25.40kpl, which means it gets the greatest mileage out of each litre of diesel, making it the most fuel-efficient diesel car in India right now.