BMW Longlife 04

BMW Longlife 04 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS1 lubricants. They are designed for use in BMW gasoline engines and light-duty diesel engines with our without particulate filters.

BMW Longlife 04 oils are typically high HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on API Group III and Group IV base oils.

The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 04 oils are shown below:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 cP ≥3.5
Sulphated Ash ASTM D874 %wt ≤0.8%
Phosphorus ASTM D5185 %wt ≥0.07 & ≤0.09%
Sulphur ASTM D5185 %wt ≤0.3%
Evaporation loss (NOACK) CEC L-40-A-93 % ≤13%
Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g ≥6.0

Note 1 : SAPS refers to Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur, the levels of which are often restricted in the latest performance specifications.

BMW Longlife 04 is usually coupled with:

  • Daimler MB-Approval 229.31
  • Daimler MB-Approval 229.51
  • Daimler MB-Approval 229.52
  • Volkswagen VW50500
  • Volkswagen VW50501
  • Volkswagen VW50400
  • Volkswagen VW50700
  • Porsche A40
  • Porsche C40
  • GM dexos2

For more information on BMW Longlife 04 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.