Why use Liqui-Moly oil in your BMW or 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 BMW’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.

ModelManufacturer SpecificationRemarksLIQUI MOLY- ProductsPart # 1 LiterPart #5 Liter
Gasoline/ DieselLM special productUntil 1998MoS2 SAE 10W40LM 2042LM 2043
Gasoline/ DieselBMW Longlife-981998-2001Synthoil Premium SAE 5W-40

LM 2040

LM 2041

Gasoline/ DieselBMW Longlife- 01All Gasoline and Diesel
Engines without DPF
Leichlauf High Tech SAE 5W-40

Special Tech LL SAE 5W-30

LM 2248

LM 2249
Gasoline M -SeriesBMW Longlife- 01M -Series with turboLeichlauf High Tech SAE 5W-40

Special Tech LL SAE 5W-30

LM 2248

LM 2249
Gasoline M -Series M -Series without turboSynthoil Race Tech GT1 SAE 10W-60LM2068LM2024
DieselBMW Longlife- 04All with DPFTop 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

BMW Approved!

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

Dealer Info

Phone Number:


(301) 881-1283

Service Hours:

Mon - Fri

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat - Sun


Operations Update

The safety and well-being of our guests, employees and community is our top priority. We have adjusted hours and operations as necessary to protect the health of our guests and employees. Our staff is following guidelines set by public health authorities to keep everyone safe.

As a designated essential service, our parts and service facilities will be open to serve our customers.

We have implemented our touchless customer drop off and pick up services. Please call (301) 881-1283 for additional details.

Service & Parts

Open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday

Vehicle Drop of Instructions

While customer waiting area is temporarily closed to walk in traffic. We ask that all customers Drop off vehicle for service until further notice. Drop off instructions are below.

  1. Park your vehicle in a parking space.
  2. Open the Black Early Bird Night Owl box from the top and obtain a key envelope.
  3. Fill out information on the envelope…
  4. Lock your car and place keys in envelope.
  5. Drop envelope into mail slot in Early Bird Night Owl box.

Picking Up Vehicle after service

  1. Locate your box number and code sent to you Via text message
  2. Input your code
  3. Open box and retrieve your keys