VW50400/50700 oils are Top Tier lower SAPS¹ lubricants designed for use in high performance gasoline and light duty diesel engines where advanced aftertreatment systems such as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) are used. In Europe, VW50400/50700 oils may also be used in many vehicle models where VW50200, VW50500 or VW50501 are specified.
VW50400/50700 oils are typically high HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 based on a mix of API Group III and Group IV base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for VW50400/50700 oils are shown below:
|HTHS viscosity||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|Sulphated Ash||DIN 51575||%wt||≤ 1.5|
|Sulfur||DIN EN ISO 14596||%wt||Report|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)||CEC L-40-A-93 (B)||%||< 11|
|Total Base Number||DIN ISO 3771||mgKOH/g||≥ 6.0|
VW50400/50700 is usually coupled with a range of different approvals depending on the viscosity grade of the lubricant, The most frequently seen approvals claimed in conjunction with VW50400/50700 being ACEA C3, MB229.51, MB229.31, BMW Longlife-04 and Porsche C30.
For more information on VW50400/50700 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.