Volkswagen (VW) Specifications

Volkswagen issues their own sets of requirements for service fill engine oils used in their vehicles. These specifications detail the viscosity grades, ACEA oil sequence and additional physical, chemical and engine testing that must be conducted in order to obtain an approval.

There are separate specifications for gasoline and diesel fueled engines and for different applications of each type of engine. Approvals are only granted for engine oils which meet combinations of these specifications as defined by Volkswagen. All applications for approvals against Volkswagen’s specifications are made directly to Volkswagen following their approval procedure.

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval_black car on road

Understanding the VW 50400/50700 Approval

July 23, 2020

Not all engine lubricants are the same. Here we discuss why selecting an approved lubricant can protect one of the most valuable assets many of us often take for granted.