New Viscosities for European Motor Oil

The design of sophisticated European vehicles requires specialized motor oils to meet European specifications. Amsoil added two new viscosities to the European Motor Oil family to do just that: Amsoil 0W-30 and 10W-60 Synthetic European Motor oil.

Amsoil 0W-30 Synthetic European Motor Oil

This 0W-30 motor oil answers a growing demand for the BMW LongLife 01-FE 0W-30 specification. BMW updated its previous recommendation of longLife 01 5W-30, and the new spec covers many newer BMW six-cylinder engines. The new recommendation is backward compatible with vehicles that currently use, and factory filled with 5W-30. Amsoil 0W-30 European motor Oil offers outstanding protection in high-temperature conditions and improved cold-flow properties.

Product highlights

  • Outstanding protection in high temperature conditions
  • Greater flow in cold temperatures

Applications for the following specs (Amsoil 0W-30)

  • API SP
  • SN Plus
  • ACEA C2/C3
  • BMW LL-01FE
  • MB 229.31, 229.51, 229.52
  • VW/Audi 504/507
  • Porsche C30

Amsoil 10W-60 FS Synthetic European Motor Oil

Provides a high-performance motor oil for a niche group of European performance vehicles, including:

  • BMW M series
  • Ferrari
  • Aston Martin
  • Maserati

It delivers exceptional engine protection in extreme temperatures, shear resistance and reduced oil consumption.

The primary target for 10W-60 European Motor Oil is the BMW M Series. The M series includes a niche group enthusiast vehicle that span the late 1990 to mid-2000s.

Product Highlights

  • Exceptional engine protection in extreme temperatures
  • Shear resistance
  • Reduced oil consumption

Applications (Amsoil 10W-60)

  • API SN
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4 BMW M series
  • Ferrari
  • Aston martin
  • Maserati

Amsoil European Motor Oil provides outstanding protection for turbochargers by keeping them cool and resisting deposits. Impressive cold-flow properties protect turbochargers from oil starvation in subzero temperatures and ensure a rapid return to appropriate oil pressure at startup.

This Amsoil motor oil includes FS, MS, and LS identification to help differentiate between full-SAPS, mid-SAPS and low SAPS formulations.

What Does This Mean?

European vehicles feature gasoline and diesel engines systems that are highly sensitive to SAPS (sulphated ash, phosphorus, and sulfur) content. SAPS are common oil additives that provide desirable performance properties, including detergency and protection against wear and oxidation.  However, protecting sensitive emissions systems found in European vehicles requires different SAPS levels for different vehicles-it’s not a one fits all deal.

The New Viscosities

European car enthusiasts typically seek the finest quality and have a higher level of trust in vehicle-manufacturer recommendations. They look for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approvals to ensure a product is compatible with their vehicle. These customers are most often part of the do-it-for-me (DIFM) category but can be challenged with a lack of dealership service networks in smaller markets. Many rely on specialty repair shops that focus on European vehicles.