BMW X3 Engine Oil Finder

With the X3, BMW have maintained the sporty appearance of their SUVs and built a strong player in the middle class. The full X3 range come with powerful engines, which are usually combined with the 8-speed automatic transmission and the xDrive all-wheel drive. The X3 with its size and engine can pull up to 2.4 tons on the trailer hitch making it a SUV that is well suited as a towing vehicle. BMW offer a wide range of engines for the X3. In addition to the standard variants, there are the sports models BMW X3 M and M Competition with their own type code F97 with up to 510 hp.

The first all-electric X3 is limited to 180 km/h, but with a range of up to 460km and a quick charge time of half an hour it is suitable for everyday use. When it comes to environmental values, the Stromer, which is CO2-free in operation, comes out on top, followed by the X3 Hybrid with an average fuel consumption of 2.1 to 2.4 litres (49 to 54 g/km CO2 emissions).

The 190 to 340 hp diesels have a combined consumption of between 4.9 and 6.5 litres (128 to 172 g/km CO2 emissions), while the X3 petrol engines show consumption values ​​between 7.1 and 11.0 litres (163 up to 253 g/km CO2 emissions). Incidentally, Euro 6d engines will be standard on the BMW X3 G01 from the facelift in August 2021 for both petrol and diesel. Engine oil with the BMW approval is available in the viscosities 5W-30, 0W-30, 5W-40 and 0W-40.

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 X3? Whether you are topping up your BMW X3 oil or doing a full change of your BMW X3's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the BMW X3 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 X3.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
BMW X3 M40d (G01) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 M40d (G01) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 M40i (G01) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 M40i (G01) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18d (G01) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18d (G01) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 20i (G01) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 20i (G01) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 30i (G01) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 30i (G01) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20d (G01) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20d (G01) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20i (G01) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20i (G01) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 25d (G01) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 25d (G01) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30d (G01) Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30d (G01) Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30i (G01) Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30i (G01) Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18d (F25) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18d (F25) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18d (F25) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 18i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 sDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20d (F25) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20d (F25) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20d (F25) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 20i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28d (F25) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28d (F25) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28d (F25) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 28i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30d (F25) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30d (F25) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 30d (F25) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35d (F25) Diesel 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35d (F25) Diesel 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35d (F25) Diesel 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35i (F25) Petrol 2010,
2011,
2012
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35i (F25) Petrol 2013,
2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
BMW X3 xDrive 35i (F25) Petrol 2016,
2017
5W-30 or 5W-40


BMW X3 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.