BMW 1 Series Engine Oil Finder

The BMW 1 Series is a model series in the compact class from BMW. It is available as a hatchback, coupé and cabriolet with diesel and petrol engines.

The BMW 1 Series is available in the following generations:

• 1st Generation BMW E87 (2004-2013)
• 2nd Generation BMW F20 (2011-2019)
• Notchback BMW F52 (since 2017)
• 3rd generation BMW F40 (since 2019)

The engines of the BMW 1 Series should always be filled with an oil that has been approved by the manufacturer - our recommendation for numerous engines is a 5W-30 Longlife engine oil with BMW Longlife-04 approval. Whether you drive an older BMW 1 Series E87 or one of the newer models like the F20 or F52 - they all have to change the oil as part of the annual service.

Here we give you all the information you need to change the oil on the 1-series BMW and, in addition to the various options and costs, also go into the right oils for all models and years of construction (petrol and diesel).

1st Generation BMW E87 (2004-2013)
Between 2004 and 2011, the 1-series BMW E87 was offered as the entry-level model from the Bavarian carmaker. The compact car had rear-wheel drive and could be ordered as a five-door. The 1-series three-door, a coupe and a convertible followed later. The 116i was the basic model and was fitted with a 1.6 litre petrol engine that delivered between 115 and 122 hp.

The 118i was a bit more powerful, the 120i had a 2.0 litre engine with up to 170 hp. The petrol top models 125i, 130i and 135i as well as the highly sporty M model had a 3.0 litre six-cylinder with a maximum output of 340 hp under the bonnet. The diesel models 116d, 118d, 120d and 123d were equipped with a new 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that provided up to 204 hp.

2nd Generation BMW F20 (2011-2019)
The second generation of the 1 Series was offered from 2011 and will be replaced by the successor from September 2019. As usual, the BMW 1 F20 is available with three and five doors, from 2017 the F52 sedan was presented, which is intended especially for the Chinese market.

This Type F52 belongs to the second generation of the 1 Series, but is based on a different platform and is therefore front wheel drive. It starts with the 114i petrol engine and 102 hp, then the 116i, 118i, 120i and the 125i follow. The M series rolls off the assembly line as the M 135i and M 140i with six-cylinder petrol engines and up to 340 hp. All machines have a turbocharger. The turbo diesel range starts with the 114d and 95 hp, it continues with the 116d, 118d, 120d and the 125d with a massive 224 hp.

BMW 1 Series Oil Change Interval

Whether petrol or diesel, a long-life oil change is possible for all BMW 1 Type E87. Depending on the engine, this must be carried out after a mileage of 25,000 or 30,000 kilometers or every 24 months, using the correct engine oil and the prescribed filling quantity.

A long-life oil change is also possible for each unit in the BMW 1 Type F20 and Type F52. This means that you have to change the oil in your 1 Series every two years or every 25,000 - 30,000 kilometers.

What Engine Oil For BMW 1 Series?

No matter what type 1 you drive, whether a petrol engine like the 116i, 118i, 120i, 125i, 130i or 135i, a turbo diesel like the 114d, 116d, 118d, 120d or even the powerful 123d, having the right oil that meets the required specification and has an BMW approval is important. The respective type of oil must be able to show the BMW LongLife 04 specification.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your BMW 1 Series? Whether you are topping up your BMW 1 Series oil or doing a full change of your BMW 1 Series's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the BMW 1 Series models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for an BMW 1 Series.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
BMW 1 Series 114d (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114d (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114d (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114d (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 114i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d Efficient Dynamics (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d Efficient Dynamics (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d Efficient Dynamics (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d Efficient Dynamics (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d xDrive (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125d (F20/F21) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125d (F20/F21) Diesel 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125d (F20/F21) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125d (F20/F21) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M135i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive PF (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series M140i xDrive (F20/F21) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 116i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E81/E82/E87) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 130i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 130i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 130i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 130i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E81/E82/E87) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E88) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E88) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d (E88) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E88) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E88) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118d DPF (E88) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E88) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E88) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 118i (E88) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E88) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E88) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d DPF (E88) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E88) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E88) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120d (E88) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E88) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E88) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 120i (E88) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E88) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E88) Diesel 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 123d (E88) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E88) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E88) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 125i (E88) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E88) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E88) Petrol 2010,
2011,
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series 135i (E88) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 1 Series Oil Grades
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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.