A paragraph before the one referenced below, reads....that if you need to top off your oil, and BMW oil is not available, you can use any of the following.
So to me...it is not clear if these four oils are OK for continual use...or for topping off only.
I attended an oil seminar at the BMW MOA National Convention....and became a believer that there is a difference in the composition (additives) of various oils. Engine structures and engine materials differ from auto maker to maker. And the recommended oils have the necessary additives for the various engine structures, materials, tolerances, etc.
Originally Posted by diesel86
For those who don't like to read, I will make this real easy:
MOBIL 1 0W-40 IS A BMW LL-01 APPROVED OIL!
Here is a quote directly from the BMW website:
"The oils listed below meet BMW's Long-life rating and are acceptable for use in BMW Passenger vehicles and SAVs in the US market with gasoline engines.
BMW Long-life rating LL-01 Approved Synthetic Oils for the US Market:
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30"
Thank you. That is all.