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BMW 5 Series: General information, Safety information

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Engine oil / General information, Safety information

General information

The engine oil consumption is dependent on your driving style and driving conditions.

Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level after refueling by taking a detailed measurement.

The engine oil consumption can increase in the following situations, for instance:

  • Sporty driving style.
  • Break-in of the engine.
  • Idling of the engine.
  • With use of engine oil types that are classified as not suitable.

Different Check Control messages appear on the Control Display depending on the engine oil level.

Safety information


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.


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