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 High Temperature High Shear. A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow under conditions resembling highly-loaded journal bearings in fired internal combustion engines, typically 1 million s–1 at 150°C. (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on American Petroleum Institute. The primary oil and natural gas trade association in the United States. API operates a voluntary licensing and certification program that allows engine oil marketers to use the API Engine Oil Quality Marks if their products meet specific requirements. Group III base oils.
The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 01 oils are shown below:
|HTHS A measure of a fluid's resistance to flow. A fluid with a higher viscosity flows less easily.||CEC L-36-A-90||cP||≥ 3.5|
|A product of the combustion of metals commonly found in detergents. As a lubricant property, sulfated ash content is a measure of metal content (usually Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium) and allows formulators to stay within specified limits in order to minimize the negative effects of abrasive ash particles. Sulfated ash is determined by charring the oil, treating the residue with sulfuric acid, and evaporating to dryness, the result being expressed as % by mass.||American Society for Testing and Materials. An organization that develops international standards for industry, including test methods, specifications, and best practices. Many tests that certify a lubricant to a specification are overseen by ASTM. D874||%wt||≤|
|Evaporation loss (NOACK)||CEC L-40-A-93||%||≤|
|Total Base Number||ASTM D2896||mgKOH/g||≥|
BMW Longlife 01 is usually coupled with:
- European Automobile Manufacturers Association (Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles). The primary automotive standards organization in the European Union, ACEA defines performance specifications for automotive lubricants. 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.