BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Adding engine oil

General information

Only add engine oil when the message is displayed in the instrument cluster. The quantity to be added is indicated in the message shown on the Control Display.

Only add suitable types of engine oil.

Safely park the vehicle and switch off drive-ready state before adding engine oil.

Take care not to add too much engine oil.

Safety information


Operating materials, for instance oils, greases, coolants, fuels, can contain harmful ingredients.

There is a risk of injuries or danger to life. Follow the instructions on the containers. Avoid the contact of articles of clothing, skin or eyes with operating materials. Do not refill operating materials into different bottles. Store operating materials out of reach of children.


An engine oil level that is too low causes engine damage. There is a risk of damage to property. Immediately add engine oil.


Too much engine oil can damage the engine or the catalytic converter. There is a risk of damage to property. Do not add too much engine oil. When too much engine oil is added, have the engine oil level corrected by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.


The oil filler neck is located in the engine compartment.

Adding engine oil

1. Open the hood.

2. Open the lid counterclockwise.

3. Add engine oil.

3. Add engine oil.

4. Close the lid.


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