Are All Fuels the Same?

All of our main grade and premium gasolines (Bronze main grade, Silver main grade and Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline) are Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, meaning they contain the patented and exclusive Shell Nitrogen Enriched Cleaning System, which:

  • Cleans: performance-robbing gunk from intake valves and fuel injectors
  • Protects: your vehicle’s critical components from corrosion
  • Performs: in every vehicle, whether a conventional or modern engine
  • Exceeds: requirements set by leading auto companies, such as Audi, BMW and General Motors

How is Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Different to Regular Fuels?

Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is Shell’s best, most advanced fuel ever. Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline contains multiple layers of defense designed to quickly get to the surfaces of critical engine components in order to form a protective barrier against four threats to an engine -- gunk, corrosion, wear and friction.

While all three Shell fuel grades are certified as Top Tier Detergent Gasolines, Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is designed to give your engine four unbeatable levels of engine protection against corrosion, friction, wear and gunk. The latest formulation of Shell V-Power NiTRO+ combines deep cleaning power with new SmoothGlide Technology, which reduces performance-robbing friction and help optimize efficiency.

Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium fuels have been developed through our Innovation Partnership with Ferrari and represent more than 100 years of commitment to high quality fuels production. The Shell V-Power race fuel used in the Formula One Scuderia Ferrari V6 engine contains at least 99% of the same types of compounds used in Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline. 

Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline has:

  • The highest octane of all Shell fuels*
  • The highest concentration of the Shell Nitrogen Enriched Cleaning System
  • Seven times the minimum amount of cleaning agents required by federal standard
  • 0% ethanol at every station in Canada

*(91 octane, depending on your market)

Shell V-Power NiTRO+ Premium Gasoline is designed to protect against:

  • gunk


    Helps resist thermal breakdown at high temperatures, removing an average of 70% of gunk left behind by other premium fuels.

  • Corrosion


    Helps prevent the formation of particles from corrosive processes, reducing fuel filter blockage to support overall vehicle operation.

  • wear


    Helps maintain a clean engine, which can result in overall optimal vehicle performance, reduced emissions and better fuel efficiency.

  • friction


    Helps protect against friction by filling in rough spots in your engine, forming a protective layer to reduce friction and improve efficiency.

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