Volkswagen VW50400/50700

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:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 cP ≥ 3.5
Sulphated Ash DIN 51575 %wt ≤ 1.5
Phosphorus DIN 51363-3 %wt Report
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. 

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