BMW 3 Series & M3 Engine Oil Finder

The 3 Series BMW can only be described in one word: cult! It doesn't matter whether you drive the E36, E46, E90 or F30 - they are all reliable and robust, as long as you change the oil regularly as part of the 3-stage inspection.

The BMW 3 Series is available in the following generations:

• BMW 3 Type E36 – (Years of Construction 1990 – 2000)
• BMW 3 Type E46 – (Years of Construction 1998 – 2007)
• BMW 3 Type E90 – (Years of Construction 2005 – 2013)
• BMW 3 Type F30 – (from year of construction 2012)

BMW 3 type E36

The third BMW 3 Series was offered in different body styles between 1990 and 2000. The range of petrol engines ranged from the 316i with its 1.6 litre engine and 82hp, to the 318i with 1.8 litre displacement, the 320i with its 2.0 engine, the 323i and 325i with 2.5 litre displacement and the 328i with 2.8 litre six-cylinder.

The M models featured 3.0 and 3.2 litre engines with up to 321 hp. The diesel 3 Series 318d and 325d were equipped with turbo self-igniters. The oil change interval for the BMW 3 Type E36 is 15,000 km or once a year. The oil change should be carried out according to the interval with an oil with the correct approval.

BMW 3 Series Type E46

Between 1998 to 2007 the BMW 3 Series E46 was a real bestseller and came as a sedan, station wagon (Touring), coupe or convertible and could be ordered with a wide variety of engine types. It started with the 316i and 105 hp, followed by the 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i and the 330i with 231 hp. The M and Alpina models were even more powerful. With the 318d, 320d and 330d there were also economical turbo diesel engines.

The BMW 3 Type E46 offers an extended oil change interval of 25,000 km or once a year - which ever comes first. More details can be found in the operating instructions for your respective car.

You need 4.0 litres of oil for the 316i and a maximum of 7.0 litres for the large 330d. You can always find the specific filling quantity in a table in the manual for your E46.

Cost-Saving Tip: Changing the oil in your BMW 3 Series can be a cost-effective option if you choose to do it yourself. However, many individuals may not feel comfortable handling the process and prefer to let a professional take care of it. Nevertheless, you can still save money by supplying the oil for the oil change during your BMW 3 Series' next scheduled service appointment. Simply purchase the recommended BMW LongLife 04 approved engine oil, which can easily be found online or at your local automotive store, and provide it to your local garage or BMW dealership. This will not only save you money, but also ensure that your BMW 3 Series remains covered under its factory warranty.

BMW 3 Series Type E90

The 3 Series E46 was built between 2005 and 2013. Whether as a sedan (designation: E91), station wagon or touring (designation: E92), coupe (designation: E93) or cabriolet, a wide range of engines were again available for this model. The range of petrol engines ranged from the small BMW 316i with 122 hp to the 335i with 306 hp or even the powerful M3. The 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d and 335d were available as turbo diesel.

A LongLife oil change is possible with the 3 Series E90. This must be carried out every 25,000 km for the petrol engine and every 30,000 km for the turbo diesel or every 24 months. The 316i needs the smallest amount of oil with 4.25 litres, the largest amount of oil is 8.8 litres for the M3. You can always find the correct information for your model in the manual for your BMW E90. The Castrol engine oil 5L SAE 5W-30 with BMW LongLife 04 approval is suitable for the E90.

BMW 3 Series Type F30

The current 3 Series F30 has been available since 2012. The 316i, 318i, 320i, 328i, 330i, 335i, 340i and the M3 models can be ordered as petrol engines. With the turbo diesels you have the choice between 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d and the 335d. Of course, there are also the popular touring models with the designation BMW F31. The Gran Turismo models follow the designation F34.

A long-life oil change interval is possible with every 3 Series F30. This is 30,000 km or every 24 months. Always keep to the intervals - we will show you the right oil after the information on the oil quantity and the cost overview. An oil that has been awarded the BMW LongLife 04 specification, such as Castrol Motoröl 5L SAE 5W-30, is ideal for use in the 3 Series F30 model. This is available on Amazon at a very reasonable price. The 316i on the F30 needs at least 4.2 litres of oil, the 330i and 335i need a maximum of 6.5 litres of oil .

BMW M3

The BMW M3 is an iconic sports model and the most powerful trim level of the BMW 3 Series. Since the beginning of 1986, the models have been offered almost exclusively with petrol engines (a few exceptions also as diesel engines) and are very popular worldwide. On this page we show you data on which engine oil you need to use in all BMW M3 models (E30/ E36/ E46/ E90/ E92/ E93 & F80).

What Engine Oil For BMW 3 Series and M3?

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 or M3, 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.

What is the approved oil for a BMW?

As a BMW owner, it is important to keep your vehicle in top condition by using the right engine oil. The approved oil for your BMW can be found in the car manual that came with your vehicle, ensuring that you always have access to the right information.

When choosing the right engine oil, the first thing to consider is the viscosity grade. This grading system is used to measure the thickness and fluidity of the oil, and it appears on the packaging as a number such as 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. The lower the viscosity grade, the thinner the oil will be, whereas higher grades (higher numbers) indicate thicker, less fluid oils.

Having the correct viscosity grade for your BMW is crucial for maintaining the engine's performance and longevity. For example, using a thicker oil in a high-performance engine may result in decreased fuel efficiency, decreased horsepower, and increased wear on the engine. On the other hand, using a too-thin oil may result in oil leaks and engine damage.

So, what engine oil should you choose for your BMW 3 Series? To make things easier, we have put together a comprehensive table that lists all the BMW 3 Series models and engine types, along with the recommended engine oil grade for each car. This way, you can quickly and easily find the right oil for your BMW 3 Series, no matter the model or engine type.

By using the correct engine oil for your BMW, you can ensure that your vehicle is running smoothly and efficiently, helping to extend the life of your engine and keep your car in top condition for years to come.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
BMW 3 Series 318d GT (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d GT (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d GT (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d GT (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i GT (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d GT (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d GT (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d GT (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d GT (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i GT (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i GT (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i GT (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i GT (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i GT (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d GT xDrive (F34) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i GT xDrive (F34) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (G20) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (G20) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (G20) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (G20) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (G20) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (G20) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (G20) Diesel 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (G20) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i PF xDrive (G20) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i PF xDrive (G20) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M340i PF (G20) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M340i PF (G20) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M340i PF xDrive (G20) Petrol 2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M340i PF xDrive (G20) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i Efficient Dynamics (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30
BMW 3 Series 328i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330e (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330e (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330e (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330e (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS PF (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 CS (F30/F31/F80) Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E93) Diesel 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E93) Diesel 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E93) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E93) Diesel 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E93) Diesel 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E93) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E93) Diesel 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E93) Diesel 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E93) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E93) Diesel 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E93) Diesel 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E93) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E93) Diesel 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E93) Diesel 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E93) Diesel 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (E93) Petrol 2005,
2006,
2007
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (E93) Petrol 2008,
2009,
2010
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (E93) Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 316i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 318i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d Efficient Dynamics (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320si (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320si (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320si (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320si (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320xd (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320xd (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320xd (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 320xd (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323ix (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323ix (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323ix (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 323ix (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 325d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330d xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335d (E90/E91/E92) Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW 3 Series M3 (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 CRT (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 CRT (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 CRT (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 CRT (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 GTS (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2004,
2005,
2006
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 GTS (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2007,
2008,
2009
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 GTS (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2010,
2011
10W-60
BMW 3 Series M3 GTS (E90/E91/E92) Petrol 2012,
2013
10W-60


Checking Your BMW 3 Series Engine Oil: A Simple Guide

Step 1: Find the Dipstick - It's usually a long, thin rod with a handle located near the front of the engine. Your BMW 3 Series owner's manual will give you the exact location.

Step 2: Wipe and Reinsert - Remove the dipstick, give it a quick clean with a rag or paper towel and make sure it's fully seated back into the engine.

Step 3: Check the Level - Remove the dipstick once more and look at the oil level. There should be markings on the dipstick indicating the minimum and maximum levels. Aim to keep the oil level between these two marks. If it's too low, add more oil. If it's too high, remove some oil with a suction pump or turkey baster.

Step 4: Evaluate the Oil - Check the color and consistency of the oil. Fresh oil should have a clear, amber hue. If the oil looks dark or dirty, it might be time for an oil change.

Step 5: Keep it Fresh - Make a habit of checking your oil level and color every time you fill up with gas or at least once a month. This will help you keep your engine oil at its best.

BMW 3 Series Oil Grades
Check Oil Type For BMW 3 Series. Credit: Unsplash

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