Engine oil

The engine oil consumption is dependent on driving style and driving conditions.

Checking oil level

Your car is equipped with an electronic oil-level monitor.

For precise measurement and display of the oil level, the engine must be at operating temperature, i.e. following at least 6.2 miles/10 km of uninterrupted driving. You can have the oil level displayed while you are driving, or while the vehicle is at a standstill on a level surface and the engine is running.

Display in the instrument cluster

1.  Push button 1in the turn signal/high beam lever up or down repeatedly

1.  Push button 1in the turn signal/high beam lever up or down repeatedly until the appropriate symbol is shown in the display, accompanied by the word "OIL".
2.  Press button 2.

The oil level is checked and the reading displayed.

Possible displays

1.  Oil level OK

1.  Oil level OK
2.  Oil level is being checked.

This can take about 3 minutes if the car is at a standstill on a level surface, or about 5 minutes while the car is on the move.

3.  Oil level down to minimum:

Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to Adding engine oil on page 219.

4.  Oil level is too high.

vehicle checked without delay. Too much oil will harm the engine. Have the vehicle checked without delay.

The oil level sensor is defective.

Do not add engine oil. You can continue your journey. Note the newly calculated distance remaining to the next oil service. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

Display via iDrive

1.  "Vehicle Info"
2.  "Vehicle status"

3.  "Engine oil level"

3.  "Engine oil level"

Possible messages

Possible messages

> "Engine oil level OK"
> "Measurement not possible at this time."
> "Measuring engine oil level...":

This can take about 1 minute if the car is at a standstill on a level surface and the engine is running, and about 5 minutes while the car is moving.

If engine oil was added, it may take up to 30 minutes to obtain an oil level reading.

> "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1 quart!"

Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to Adding engine oil below.

If the oil level is below the minimum value, add engine oil immediately to avoid engine damage.

> "Engine oil level too high! Have this checked.":

the excess oil may lead to engine damage. Have the vehicle checked immediately; otherwise, the excess oil may lead to engine damage.

> "Measurement inactive. Have this checked.":

Do not add engine oil. Before continuing to drive, note the recalculated remaining mileage until the next oil change service, refer to Service requirements on page 74. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

Adding engine oil

Do not add 1 US quart/1 liter of engine oil until a corresponding message is

Do not add 1 US quart/1 liter of engine oil until a corresponding message is shown on the Control Display.

the engine could be damaged. Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km; otherwise, the engine could be damaged.

checked immediately; failure to do so may result in engine damage. If the engine oil is too high, have the vehicle checked immediately; failure to do so may result in engine damage.

children and comply with the relevant warnings on the containers. Otherwise, health Keep oils, greases, etc. out of the reach of children and comply with the relevant warnings on the containers. Otherwise, health hazards may result.

Oil grades to add

in engine damage. Do not use oil additives as this could result in engine damage.

one from the SAE viscosity classes 0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40 or 5W-30; failure to do so When selecting an engine oil, make sure to use one from the SAE viscosity classes 0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40 or 5W-30; failure to do so may result in malfunctions or engine damage.

The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the engine.

Some oil grades may not be available in all countries.

Approved oil grades

Additional information about approved oil grades is available at your BMW center.

Additional information about approved oil grades is available at your BMW center.

Alternative oil types

If approved oils are not available, you can add quantities of up to 1 US quart/1 liter of another oil with the following specifications:

Oil change

Oil changes should only be performed by a BMW center.

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