What type of oil for BMW X5 e53

In this article we will answer the question of what oil to fill in the engine of BMW X5 E53, consider the difference tolerances LL01 and LL04, give a list of analogs of oils in popularity. We will also tell you and show you how to change the oil and reset the service interval on your own.

Gasoline engines: M54B30, N62B44, M62B44, M62B46, M62B48

Diesel engines: M57D30

Suitable oil according to BMW tolerance E53

Original BMW LL 01 and BMW LL 04: BMW Longlife 04; BMW Longlife 01;

BMW tolerance oils LL 04: Motul Specific LL-04 SAE 5W-40; Liqui Moly Longtime HT SAE 5W-30; Motul 8100 X-Clean SAE 5W-40; Alpine RSL 5W30 LA

Table of engine compliance and tolerances of BMW (gasoline engines)

EnginesLonglife-04Longlife-01Longlife-01FELonglife-98
4-cylinder engines    
M43TUxx x
M43/CNG 1)x   
N40xxx 
N42xxx 
N43xxx 
N45xxx 
N45Nxxx 
N46xxx 
N46Txxx 
N12xxx 
N14xxx 
W10xx x
W11xx  
6-cylinder engines    
N51xxx 
N52xxx 
N52Kxxx 
N52Nxxx 
N53xxx 
N54xxx 
M52TUxx x
M54xx  
S54    
8-cylinder engines    
N62xxx 
N62Sxxx 
N62TUxxx 
M62LEVxx x
S62(E39) по 02/2000    
S62(E39) с 03/2000 x x
S62E52 x x
10-cylinder engines    
S85x *   
12-cylinder engines    
M73(E31) с 09/1997xx x
M73(E38) 09/1997-08/1998xx x
M73LEVxx x
N73xxx

Table of engine correspondences and tolerances of BMW (diesel engines)

EnginesLonglife-04Longlife-01Longlife-98
4-cylinder engines   
M41xxx
M47, M47TUxxx
M47TU (с 03/2003)xx 
M47/TU2 1)xx 3) 
N47uL, N47oLx  
N47S   
W16D16x  
W17D14xxx
6-cylinder engines   
M21xxx
M51xxx
M57xxx
M57TU (c 09/2002)xx 
M57TU (E60, E61 c 03/2004)xx 2) 
M57Top (c 09/2004)x  
M57TU2 (c 03/2005)xx 4) 
M57TU2Top (c 09/2006)x  
8-cylinder engines   
M67 (E38)xxx
M67 (E65)xx 
M67TU (c 03/2005)xx 4) 

All engines installed on the BMW X5 E53

EnginesEngine displacementPower
3.0iM54B302979231
4.4iM62TUB44/N62B444398286/320
4.6isM62B464619347
4.8isN62B484799360
3.0dM57D30/M57TUD302929/2993184/218

How much oil in the BMW X5 engine (volume)

  • 3.0 ( M54B30) – 6,5 l
  • 4.0 ( N62 ) V8 – 8 l
  • 4.4 ( N62B44 ) – 8 litres
  • 4.8 ( N62B48 ) – 8 liters
  • 3.0D – 8.25 liters

We also advise you to buy 2-3 liters of oil to refill, as BMW X5 E53, especially gasoline, has an oil consumption of more than 1 liter per 5,000 km, to the diesel models, this recommendation does not apply.

Oil in BMW X5 E53 diesel 3.0D

Use engine oil with BMW LongLife 04 approval. Original number 83212365933.

BMW X5 E53 3.0i petrol – which oil?
One of the most popular engines in the E53 range uses oil with BMW LongLife 01 approval. The item number for which you can order the product is 83212365930.

What is the replacement interval?

We recommend a replacement interval of once a year, or every 7,500-10,000km, whichever comes first.

The automatic transmission also requires maintenance!

There is a common misconception that the oil in the automatic transmission does not need to be changed, as it is poured for the entire period of operation of the car. And what is the service life of an automatic transmission? 100.000 kilometers? 200.000 km? Who will answer this question? All is correct, nobody. Dealers say one thing (“filled for life”, but the term of what – do not specify), the neighbor is another (they say he has a friend who “changed the oil in the box and it failed after that,” of course if the problems have already begun – they are irreversible and the oil – not the solution). We want to point out that routine maintenance of automatic transmissions prolongs the life of the transmission by 2 or even 3 times.

Most automobile concerns do not manufacture automatic transmissions but install units from world manufacturers of transmissions, such as ZF, JATCO, AISIN WARNER, GETRAG, and others (in the case of BMW it is ZF). So, the accompanying notes to their units from these companies state that the oil in the automatic transmission requires replacement every 60,000-100,000 kilometers. There are even repair kits (filter + bolts) and specialized oil, called ATF, from the same manufacturers.

Oil in automatic transmission BMW X5 E53

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