Why use Liqui-Moly oil in your BMW / MINI?
Liqui Moly 5W-30 has been tested and approved by BMW in Germany under the Longlife-04 standards. It has an American Petroleum Institute (API)?rating of SM, and it’s rated by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) as A3-04/B4-04/C3-04.
The most important aspect of engine oil is not changing it often enough. BMW suggests that you can replace the oil every 15,000 miles. While this contributes to BMW’s “lower cost of ownership” numbers and reduces B
MW’s maintenance costs during the “free” Maintenance Program, but after servicing these vehicles for many years, we can see that it’s not in the best interest of the engine longevity and performance in the long run.
We believe you should change your oil approximately every 7,000 miles if you use an oil that meets BMWs Longlife-04 standards and more often with an oil that does not.
|Model||Manufacturer Specification||Remarks||LIQUI MOLY- Products||Part # 1 Liter||Part #5 Liter|
|Gasoline/ Diesel||LM special product||Until 1998||MoS2 SAE 10W40||LM 2042||LM 2043|
|Gasoline/ Diesel||BMW Longlife-98||1998-2001||Synthoil Premium SAE 5W-40||LM 2040||LM 2041|
|Gasoline/ Diesel||BMW Longlife- 01||All Gasoline and Diesel |
Engines without DPF
|Leichlauf High Tech SAE 5W-40|
Special Tech LL SAE 5W-30
|Gasoline M -Series||BMW Longlife- 01||M -Series with turbo||Leichlauf High Tech SAE 5W-40|
Special Tech LL SAE 5W-30
|Gasoline M -Series||M -Series without turbo||Synthoil Race Tech GT1 SAE 10W-60||LM2068||LM2024|
|Diesel||BMW Longlife- 04||All with DPF||Top Tec 4605 SAE 5W-30|
Longtime High Tech SAE 5W-30
Approvals for BMW motors
Longlife-98 Based on ACEA A3/B3, can be used from model year ?98, is replaced by Longlife-01
Longlife-01 Based on ACEA A3/B4, can be used from model year ?01, is replaced by Longlife-04
Longlife-04 Based on ACEA C3, can be used from model year ?04
Longlife-12 FE Based on ACEA C2, can be used from model year ?13, reduced HTHS viscosity, not backward compatible
Longlife-14 FE+ Based on ACEA A1/B1, can be used from model year ?14, reduced HTHS viscosity, not backward compatible
LIQUI MOLY motor and gear oils have received the stamp of approval from BMW and other major vehicle manufacturers. These approvals represent the official manufacturer certificate of acceptance of our quality and approved use for keeping the vehicle within warranty requirements.
Change your BMW/MINI engine oil with LIQUI MOLY
S2 Dynamics is an Authorized LIQUI MOLY facility. Bring your BMW or MINI to S2 Dyanmics and we will help you select the appropriate LIQUI MOLY motor oil and additives for your vehicle. We will replace your BMW or MINI’s engine oil with LIQUI MOLY motor oil to ensure highest level of engine performance and longevity!
Please use the form on the right to Schedule an Appointment or call 301-881-1283.