BMW M4 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The BMW M4 is a high-performance sports car that has been designed and engineered to handle like no other. It was introduced in 2014 as the successor to the BMW M3 and includes several updates and improvements. The exterior of the model has been thoroughly revised, with new bumpers, air intakes, grilles, skirts, and lights added for improved aerodynamics.

The interior also features different elements such as sport seats trimmed in leather or Alcantara which are available in four colors: black/black, black/red, black/silverstone gray, or purple/sapphire blue.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 BMW M4 F82/F83 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type
3.0L 6-cyl Engine S55B30 Turbo 6.9 quarts (6.5 liters) 0W-30, 0W-40 SEO68


2021 2022 BMW M4 G82/G83 Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type
3.0L 6-cyl Engine S58B30T0 Turbo 7.4 quarts (7 liters) 0W-30 SEO68


What Kind Of Oil Does a BMW M4 Take?

The new M4 requires a different oil viscosity than the E92 M3 did. For the new M4, BMW wants 0W-30 and does not require 10W-60 any longer in any future M car. Pennzoil now makes this SAE 0W-30, which is the only kind of oil recommended and supplied by BMW. All BMWs are now being produced using Pennzoil as their manufacturer and supplier of choice.

The new BMW M4 is powered by a larger and more powerful turbocharged engine, the S55, which produces 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque from a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. The displacement drop but output increase from the previous generation is achieved, among other things, by turbocharging, direct fuel injection, and variable valve timing. The newest S55 power plant has different specifications than the previous V8-powered M3, necessitating different maintenance procedures.

There are a number of different types of oil available for BMW M-models. While there is no “one size fits all” answer, some models do take more specific oils. BMW recommends an oil that meets the company’s specifications and lists those recommendations on its website under “Service.”

Oil requirements vary by model year and engine type, but most engines require a synthetic or semi-synthetic motor oil with low viscosity to help reduce friction inside the engine. Be sure to check your owner’s manual for this information as well as any advice from previous owners before purchasing new oil.

Dan Hoffman

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