BMW Longlife 01

BMW Longlife 01 oils are Upper Mainline lubricants. They are designed as the minimum requirement for the majority of BMW gasoline engines from model year 2002 and light-duty diesel engines without diesel particulate filters from model year 2003.

BMW Longlife 01 oils are typically high HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on API Group III base oils.

The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 01 oils are shown below:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 cP ≥ 3.5
Sulphated Ash ASTM D874 %wt
Phosphorus ASTM D5185 %wt
Sulfur ASTM D5185 %wt
Evaporation loss (NOACK) CEC L-40-A-93 %
Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g

BMW Longlife 01 is usually coupled with:

  • ACEA A3/B4-16
  • Daimler MB-Approval 229.3
  • Daimler MB-Approval 229.5
  • Daimler MB-Approval 226.5
  • Volkswagen VW50200
  • Volkswagen VW50500
  • Porsche A40 (5W-40 only)
  • PSA B71 2296 (5W-40 only)
  • Renault RN0700
  • Renualt RN0710

For more information on BMW Longlife 01 oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.

For a deeper dive into specifications, see the Lubrizol Ready Reference Guide, the industry's go-to resource for understanding fuel and lubricant performance principles and requirements.