[2003-2024] BMW X5 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Owning a vehicle is the beginning of a journey. It could be exciting or otherwise depending on how you maintain it, especially the engine, which is core. 

If you have a BMW X5, it’s very important to know the oil type and capacity for your vehicle. This information is available in your owner’s manual. But to pick the right product for your BMW X5 can be a daunting task. 

This article also looks at the best BMW X5 specified oils for both gasoline and diesel engines based on their viscosity and features.

BMW X5 Oil Capacity and Oil Type Lookup

Type your model year or engine type in the SEARCH BOX to know the oil capacity of your BMW X5. 

Type the year of your BMW X5 in the SEARCH box; you’ll get what you need. 

E.g., 2024 BMW X5

YearMake & ModelEngineOil Capacity
(Quarts / Liters)
Oil TypeRecommendation
2003BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M547.9 quarts / 7.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2004BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine M62 48.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2004BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M547.9 quarts / 7.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2004BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N62 E8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2004BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2005BMW X54.6L 8-cyl Engine M62 N8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2005BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M54 B307.9 quarts / 7.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2005BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N62 B44 B8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2005BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2006BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M54 B30 87.9 quarts / 7.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2006BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N62 B448.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2006BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2007BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N52 B30A6.9 quarts / 6.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2007BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2008BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N52 B30A6.9 quarts / 6.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2008BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2009BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N52 B30A6.9 quarts / 6.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2009BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2010BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M57T2 D30 Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2010BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N52 B30A H6.9 quarts / 6.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2010BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44A Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2010BMW X54.8L 8-cyl Engine N62 B48 D8.5 quarts / 8.0 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2011BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M57T2 J D30 Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2011BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55 B30A 4 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2011BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44A 0 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2011BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44A S Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic 5W30
2012BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55 B30A Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2012BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M57T2 J D30 Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2012BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44A 0 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2012BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44A S Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2013BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine M57T2 D30 Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2013BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55 B30A 4 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2013BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44A 3 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2013BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B G Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2013BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44A S Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2014BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2014BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N57D30T N DieselTurbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2014BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B B Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2015BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N57D30T Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2015BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A Turbo>6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2015BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B G Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2015BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63R 1 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2016BMW X52.0L 4-cyl Engine N20B20A D Turbo5 quarts / 4.7 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2016BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2016BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N57D30T H Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2016BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B 4 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2016BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63R 7 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2017BMW X52.0L 4-cyl Engine N20B20A 0 Turbo5 quarts / 4.7 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2017BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A 5Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2017BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N57D30T G Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2017BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B G Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2017BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63R 9 Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2018BMW X52.0L 4-cyl Engine N20B20A D Turbo5 quarts / 4.7 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2018BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A A Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2018BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine N57D30T F Diesel Turbo7.7 quarts / 7.3 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2018BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44B B Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2018BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63R H Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2019BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M0 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2019BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44M0 H Turbo11.1 quarts / 10.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2020BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M0 5 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2020BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44M0 C Turbo11.1 quarts / 10.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2020BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44T3 7 Turbo11.1 quarts / 10.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2020BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44T4 H Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2021BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M0 2 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2021BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M1 G Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2021BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine N63B44T3 5 Turbo11.1 quarts / 10.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2021BMW X54.4L 8-cyl Engine S63B44T4 H Turbo9 quarts / 8.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2022BMW X53.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M1 D Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2023BMW X53.0L 6 cyl Engine B58B30M0 4 Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W20
Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20

Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20
2023BMW X53.0L 6 cyl Engine B58B30M1 G Turbo6.9 quarts / 6.5 L0W20
Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20

Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20
2023BMW X54.4L 8 cyl Engine N63B44T3 5 Turbo11.1 quarts / 10.5 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2023BMW X54.4L 8 cyl Engine S63B44T4 H Turbo10.6 quarts / 10 L0W30, 5W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2024BMW X53.0L 6 cyl Engine B58B30M0 9 Turbo7.2 quarts / 6.8 L0W12, 0W20
Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20

Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20
2024BMW X53.0L 6 cyl Engine B58B30M1 K Turbo7.2 quarts / 6.8 L0W20
Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20

Liqui Moly Molygen 0W20
2024BMW X54.4L 8 cyl Engine N63B44T3 B Turbo11.4 quarts / 10.8 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30
2024BMW X54.4L 8 cyl Engine S68B44T0 D Turbo11.4 quarts / 10.8 L0W30
Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy 0W30

BMW X5 Oil Specifications

BMW has a renowned reputation for producing premium, high-performance automobiles. While they don’t produce oils themselves, their vehicles demand specific oil types that offer stability and a broad viscosity range.

For identification purposes, there are specific codes that guide you on the best oil for your vehicle. You will get this information on your car manual or the manufacturers’ website. 

All the oils with the BMW oil specification begin with the letters BMW, followed by LL to denote Longlife and then numbers and letters representing viscosity and any other particular characteristic. For example, FE for fuel economy and 14+ for vehicles manufactured in 2014 onwards.   

BMW vehicles use many specifications, including BMW LL-98, BMW LL-01, BMW LL-01FE, BMW LL-04, BMW LL-12, BMW LL-14+, and BMW LL-17FE. You need to check carefully in your manual to use the right spec for your vehicle. For instance, gasoline and diesel engines require different oil specifications. That’s why you should be careful when picking the best suited product for your BMW X5. Read on next parts to know the oil type used for BMW X5 diesel or gasoline engines. 

CAUTION: While many portray BMW LL-04 as suitable for both gasoline and diesel engines, BMW does not recommend it for US gasoline engines due to the high sulfur levels in our gasoline.

BMW X5 oil type
There are many BMW oil specifications, you should check your car manual to choose the right oil for your X5 car.

Viscosity Grade

For BMW vehicles, the most common types are those with the 0w30, 5w30, and 5w40 oil grades. 

These oils perform equally well under hot temperatures. The difference is visible in cold weather, where 0w30 will thicken less than 5w30 and 5w40, making it unsuitable for use.

Luckily, you don’t need to speculate about the best oil for your vehicle; the user’s manual provides all the necessary details. If you do not have it, you will get it on the manufacturers’ website.

BMW X5 Diesel Oil Type

For quality assurance purposes, all BMW X5 diesel engine oils should meet the BMW LL-04 (5w-30) or LL-12fe (0w-30) specifications. 

Here’s a categorized list based on oil grading recommendations.

0w30

BMW Twin Power TurboMotul Specific
BMW SpecsLL-12FELL-12FE
OEM Parts
Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
PriceExpensiveCheaper

BMW Twin Power Turbo SAE 0W-30 Diesel Engine Oil

This BMW oil meets the BMW Long Life 12FE specifications. Launched in 2016, it offers enhanced performance and exceptional protection for both turbocharged and non-turbocharged engines. Among the improvements is incorporating cleaning agents that protect the engine from deposits and corrosion, thus prolonging the engine’s life. 

Performance Highlights:

  • LL-FE12 certified
  • Stability in a wide range of operating temperatures
  • Provides superior protection for turbocharged and non-turbocharged engines
  • Actives treatment helps protect forming deposit and corrosion

Motul Specific LL-12 FE 0W30 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil

Motul Specific LL-12 FE 0W30 is suitable for both gasoline and diesel engines. BMW approves it as a Long Life lubricant, and it meets the ACEA C2 standards. This oil performs highly with all the above features and guarantees you a well-lubricated engine that will serve you for a long time, thanks to its synthetic nature.

One more special feature is that the lubricant can offer great energy saving, up to 1.5% compared to the BMW reference chart. It also can meet the requirements for CO2 emission reductions. 

CAUTION: In European Union countries, Switzerland, Norway, and Liechtenstein, you can use BMW LL-04 exclusively for gasoline engines.

Performance Highlights:

  • OEM approved LL-12FE
  • Facilitate cold start
  • Helps reduce friction
  • Bring good fuel economy benefit
  • Reduce sludge and corrosion
  • Reduce CO2 emission

5w30

Liqui Moly 4200Triax Euro UltraMotul 8100 X-Clean
BMW SpecsLL-04LL-04LL-04
OEM Parts
Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
PriceExpensiveCheaperCheapest

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Liqui Moly 4200 5W-30

Triax Euro Ultra VX 5W-30 Full Synthetic

Triax Euro Ultra VX 5W-30

Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W30 motor oil

Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W-30

Liqui Moly 4200 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Liqui Moly 4200 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

This Liqui Moly 4200 motor oil will serve you in all seasons. Based on its grading, the oil adapts to both cold and hot conditions, guaranteeing consistent lubrication for your engine. Its formation includes a combination of unconventional base oils and additives to provide protection and increase fuel economy. It is compatible with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) and catalytic converters (CAT). The recommended oil change interval may be up to 30,000 mileages or 2 years for low mileage drivers. 

However, a significant drawback of the product is its cost, which is notably higher than other alternatives.

Performance Highlights:

  • OEM approvals: BMW Longlife-04
  • Helps reduce oil & fuel consumption
  • Suitable for diesel and gasoline engines
  • Protects against wear and corrosion 

Triax Euro Ultra VX 5W-30 Full Synthetic

Triax Euro Ultra VX 5W-30 Full Synthetic

Triax Euro Ultra VX 5W-30 Full Synthetic

Triax formulated Euro Ultra 5w30 for both US and European diesel and gasoline engines.

This is a full synthetic and low ash motor oil. Triax built this oil with PAO (Polyalphaolephin) to bring high protection and excellent thermal stability under severe conditions. Moreover, Triax formulates the product for extended drain intervals that can surpass 20,000 miles.

Triax claims that they would permit the full service if your vehicle gets any problem even though it is still under OEM warranty. However, this is a new brand in the automotive community, so it’s not popular. But, until now, the product has not received any negative reviews from customers and users. Let’s see what this new guy can bring to our BMW X5. 

Performance Highlights:

  • Meets BMW Longlife 04 (LL-04)
  • PAO motor oil that is suitable for European diesel and gasoline engines
  • Gives quiet and smooth engine operation
  • Helps prevent deposits and ash buildup
  • Accepts full service for vehicles still under OEM warranty

Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W30

Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W30

For many years, Motul has produced automotive lubricants that meet the needs of the growing motor industry. Motul 8100 X-Clean 5W30 is a fully synthetic oil that is resistant to high temperatures. It has additives that protect the engine from wear and prevent friction, therefore prolonging its life. Its low volatility reduces oil consumption for a longer service interval. Also, this fluid withstands pressure making it ideal for use in all conditions.

The Motul datasheet indicates that you can use this product for the newest generation of BMW. However, the lubricant is suitable for gasoline engines only in European Union countries. Please note this if you want to apply it for your gasoline engines. 

Performance Highlights:

  • Reduces oil consumption
  • Protects engines from wear and corrosion
  • High shear stability
  • OEM approvals: BMW longlife 04 (LL-04)

5w40

Liqui Moly 5W-40 Top Tec 4100 Low Ash Synthetic Motor Oil

Liqui Moly 4100

Pentosin Pento High Performance II 5W-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil for Four-Season Use

Pentosin High Performance

Motul 5 Liter 8100 5W40 X-CLEAN C3 motor oil

Motul 8100 X-Cess

Liqui Moly 4100 Pentosin High PerformanceMotul 8100
BMW SpecsLL-04LL-04LL-04
OEM Parts
Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
PriceCheapestCheaperExpensive

Liqui Moly 5W-40 4100 Low Ash Synthetic

Liqui Moly 5W-40 Top Tec 4100 Low Ash Synthetic Motor Oil

Liqui Moly 5W-40 4100 Low Ash Synthetic Motor Oil

This Liqui Moly oil is ideal for vehicles requiring oils with the BMW Longlife-04 (bis MJ 2018) specification. It serves both diesel and gasoline engines and has a viscosity that lubricates well even in very high temperatures. 

Additionally, the oil protects the engine against wear and ensures economical fuel consumption. If your vehicle is fitted with a diesel particulate filter, is turbocharged, or has a catalytic converter, this oil will still give you the desired service.

Performance Highlights

  • For gasoline and diesel engines (Euro 4, Euro 5, and Euro 6 emission standards)
  • Helps reduce fuel and oil consumption 
  • Provides exceptional wearing protection
  • OEM approvals: BMW Longlife 04 (LL-04)

Motul 8100 5W40

Motul 5 Liter 8100 5W40 X-CLEAN C3 motor oil

Motul 5 Liter 8100 5W40 X-CLEAN C3 Motor Oil

Motul 8100 5W40 is high performance full synthetic oil that is formulated for the recent engines that are larger and more powerful. It is compatible with catalytic converters and is approved for BMW vehicles even when under warranty. The product also includes detergents and dispersant powder in its formation to increase the performance by preventing deposits to the engine. I addition, this fluid helps keep the engine clean for extended service.

Performance Highlights

  • OEM Performances: BMW Longlife 04 (LL-04)
  • Suitable for larger and powerful engines
  • Includes detergents and dispersant powder
  • Prevents deposits
  • Helps clean the engines

Pentosin High Performance II 5W-40 Full Synthetic

Pentosin Pento High Performance II 5W-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil for Four-Season Use

Pentosin High Performance II 5W-40 Full Synthetic Motor Oil

This is a newly formulated, high-performance engine oil. It contains friction modifiers that combine with other additives for optimum engine performance. The lubricant is all season, meaning that it performs well even when temperatures are extremely high or low. By continuous lubrication, the engine is well protected, and you will experience improved fuel economy. It is also designed to serve you for a year before service change.

Performance Highlights

  • OEM Performances: BMW Longlife 04 (LL-04)
  • Stretchs changing interval
  • Suitable for year round use
  • Protects catalytic converter
  • Improves fuel economy 

BMW X5 Gasolines Oil Type

Gasoline engines tend to be more sensitive as they have more parts compared to diesel ones. Hence, it is essential to have the right oils for excellent performance and safety.

Here is a list of the engine oils recommended for the BMW X5.

CAUTION: Although BMW LL-04 is portrayed as suitable for gasoline and diesel engines, BMW disapproves of its use in US gasoline engines because there are high levels of sulfur in our gasoline. 

0w30

BMW Twin power Turbo Ll-01 Fe 0w30 motor oil

BMW Twin Power Turbo

Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic SAE 0W-30

Valvoline European Vehicle

Castrol Edge A3/B4 0W30 motor oil

Castrol Edge A3/B4 

BMW Twin Power TurboValvoline European VehicleCastrol Edge A3/B4 
BMW SpecsLL-01FELL-01, LL-01FE,
LL-12FE, LL-04
LL-01FE
OEM Parts
Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
Price (1 quart)ExpensiveCheaperCheapest

BMW Twin power Turbo Ll-01 FE

BMW Twin power Turbo Ll-01 Fe 0w30 motor oil

BMW Twin power Turbo Ll-01 FE

This is the perfect fit for your vehicle. Being a genuine OEM, it is a direct fit as the manufacturers understand every one of the car’s needs. You are assured of quality, performance, and authenticity. This oil provides your engine with the much-needed lubrication for effective performance and fuel efficiency. 

This new lubricant provides better protection in the wide range of temperatures. In addition, this product also improves cold start oil pressure.

CAUTION: BMW has discontinued the 5W30 LL-01 TwinPower Turbo and replaced it with 0W30 LL-01FE. Therefore, this 0W30 is backward compatible with vehicles requiring BMW 5W30.

Performance Highlights

  • Genuine OEM for BMW
  • Helps improve cold start pressure
  • Reduces friction
  • Exhibits good viscosity properties

Castrol Edge A3/B4 0W30

Castrol Edge A3/B4 0W30 motor oil

Castrol Edge A3/B4 0W30 motor oil

Castrol Edge 0w30 meets the BMW Longlife 01 specifications, making it suitable for the BMW engines. During its formation, the manufacturer used fluid titanium technology. As a result, the oil is stable under pressure. It keeps the engine well lubricated, avoiding unnecessary friction, thus preventing wear. The engine performs optimally, and there is improved fuel economy.

Performance Highlights

  • Increases oil film strength up to 30%
  • Ten times stronger against oil thickness in cold weather 
  • Increase engine horsepower
  • Improves fuel economy

Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic SAE 0W-30

Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic SAE 0W-30

Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic SAE 0W-30

Valvoline’s fully synthetic oil not only meets but surpasses a wide range of oil standards, making it an ideal choice for vehicle enthusiasts. Specifically tailored for BMW models, it aligns with BMW LL-01, BMW LL-01FE, BMW LL-12FE, and BMW LL-04 specifications. This advanced formulation offers outstanding temperature resistance and improved fuel efficiency. Additionally, its superior wear protection ensures extended engine component longevity, making it a top pick for your car’s optimal performance.

Performance Highlights

  • Suitable for most European vehicles
  • Meets BMW LL-01, BMW LL-01FE, BMW LL-12FE, BMW LL-04
  • Full synthetic formula for a wide range of temperature 
  • Outstanding wear protection
  • Detergents added help protect against sludge and deposits

5w30

BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic motor oil

BMW Twin Power Turbo

Red Line 5W30 full synthetic motor oil

Red Line Full Synthetic

Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic engine oil

Castrol Edge A3/B4 

BMW 5W-30 Full Synthetic Red Line 5W30 full synthetic Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 
BMW SpecsLL-01FELL-01LL-01
OEM Parts
Unsurpassed Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Stability in a Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
Price (1 quart)ExpensiveCheaperCheapest

BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic

BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic motor oil

BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic 

BMW SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic oil is approved for gasoline engines only and is used in the dealership as the factory engine oil. It was specially formulated for the USA market, where fuel has high sulfur content. Also, it works well in both the old and new engines to give you maximum performance regardless of whether your engine is turbocharged or normally aspirated.

Performance Highlights

  • Longlife-01 FE certified
  • Formulated for the US market.
  • Meets requirements with the high sulfur content in the fuels
  • Current oil used in BMW dealerships
  • Suitable for new and old BMW engines

Red Line 5W30 Full Synthetic

Red Line 5W30 full synthetic motor oil

Red Line 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Red Line oil is widely favored in the automotive sector for compact cars, light-duty trucks, and marine uses. It shields the engine from wear while minimizing friction, and its detergent properties help keep the engine clean. Its stability across varied temperatures guarantees consistent engine lubrication. Plus, it boosts fuel efficiency and seamlessly blends with other motor oils.

When you decide to pick this product, you should keep in mind that the product is not suitable for older BMW engines. 

Performance Highlights

  • Suitable for most late-model BMW
  • Excellent friction reduction & wear protection in a wide range of operating conditions
  • Helps extend the drain intervals
  • Improves fuel economy
  • High viscosity index provides thicker oil film in cams & bearings

Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic

Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic engine oil

Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic

Castrol Edge A3/B4 5W-30 oil is formulated with Titanium technology to enhance engine performance further. It can withstand extreme pressure and continue to perform well while protecting the engine from damage. Metal to metal contact is also reduced, preventing friction and extending the engines’ life. It also prevents the engine from deposits that could be harmful.

Performance Highlights

  • Meet BMW Longlife-01
  • Fluid TITANIUM maximum engine performance
  • Exceptional wear protection
  • Most recommended for BMW engines

5w40

Castrol Edge 5W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic motor oil

Castrol Edge

Pennzoil Platinum Euro Full Synthetic 5W-40 engine oil

  Pennzoil Platinum Euro

Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40 engine oil

  Liqui Moly Leichtlauf

Castrol Edge   Pennzoil Platinum Euro  Liqui Moly Leichtlauf
BMW SpecsLL-01LL-01LL-01
OEM Parts
Wear Protection
Fuel Economy
Wide Range of Temp
Extend Changing Interval
Keeps Engine Clean
Reduces Pollutant Emission
Price (1 quart)CheapCheapExpensive

Castrol Edge 5W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic

Castrol Edge 5W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic motor oil

Castrol Edge 5W-40 Advanced Full Synthetic

Castrol oil boasts a 42% superior capability in combating power-draining engine deposits. It provides vital protection against oxidation, wear, and detrimental deposits. Produced with liquid titanium technology, it remains stable even under intense temperatures, ensuring uninterrupted lubrication. While it aligns with BMW Longlife 01 standards, it also surpasses other benchmarks set by oil industry regulations.

Performance Highlights

  • Meets BMW Longlife-01
  • Improves oil film strength by 30%
  • Performs 10x better in a wide range of temperature
  • 6X better in improving fuel economy

Pennzoil Platinum Euro Full Synthetic 5W-40

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Pennzoil Platinum Euro Full Synthetic 5W-40 

If you’re looking for an oil that will keep your engine clean, then this is your choice. You get improved fuel economy and protection against corrosion and wear. Pure plus technology is used during the formulation of this oil, which enables it to keep a steady flow in low temperatures and prevent breakdown when it is hot. It is suitable for both gasoline and light diesel applications. 

Performance Highlights

  • Provides excellent performance in extreme temperatures
  • Protects horsepower perfectly
  • Helps the piston cleaner 
  • Unsurpassed wear protection
  • Maximizes fuel economy

Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40

Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40 engine oil

Liqui Moly 2332 Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40

Whenever the engine is well lubricated, it performs well. The service is further enhanced when you use the recommended oil. When oil flows well, it reduces friction, protects the engine against wear, and improves fuel economy. This oil provides all this and more by remaining fluid in low temperatures and being stable when hot. Additionally, it is compatible with other engine oils and is approved and certified by BMW Longlife-01, among others. 

  • Meets BMW Longlife-01
  • Reduces pollutant emission
  • Helps saves fuel better
  • Keeps the engine clean during time

BMW X5 Oil Change Cost

There is no definitive BMW X5 oil change cost. However, most people spend between $130 and $210 depending on location and oils used. 

Recently, car manufacturers have been recommending synthetic oils, especially for high-performance vehicles. These oils are a bit pricey, therefore increasing the cost involved when doing an oil change. 

Interestingly, the labor cost is around $70, meaning that you can significantly reduce the total costs if you undertake the maintenance.

Final Thoughts

There is a lot of information on BMW X5 Oil Type & Oil Capacity that could get confusing. However, it is easy for you to quickly identify the oil that’s best suited for your vehicle with the above information.

Also, you have various options to choose from as long as you ensure that the engine oil you use is among the recommended ones.

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