BMW Longlife 12 FE oils are Top Tier lower SAPS1 lubricants. They are designed for use in a limited range of BMW gasoline and light-duty diesel engines as specified by BMW.

BMW Longlife 12 FE oils are typically low HTHS (≥ 2.9cP) SAE 0W-30 based on API Group IV base oils.

The main physical and chemical requirements for BMW Longlife 12 FE oils are shown below:

Requirement Method Unit Limit
HTHS viscosity CEC L-36-A-90 cP ≥ 2.9
Sulphated Ash ASTM D874 %wt
Phosphorus ASTM D5185 %wt
Sulphur ASTM D5185 %wt
Evaporation loss (NOACK) CEC L-40-A-93 %
Total Base Number ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g ≥ 6.0

Note 1 : SAPS refers to Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur, the levels of which are often restricted in the latest performance specifications.

BMW Longlife 12 FE is usually coupled with ACEA C2-16.

For more information on BMW Longlife 12 FE oils, contact your Lubrizol representative.