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 HTHS (≥ 3.5cP) SAE 5W-30 and 5W-40 based on API Group III base oils.

The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 01 oils are shown below:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 cP ≥ 3.5
Sulphated Ash ASTM D874 %wt
Phosphorus ASTM D5185 %wt
Sulfur ASTM D5185 %wt
Evaporation loss (NOACK) CEC L-40-A-93 %
Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g

BMW Longlife 01 is usually coupled with:

  • ACEA 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.