European 5W30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Synthetic 5W30 European Motor Oil (AEL)

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for high-performance European vehicles made by Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and more. Its low-viscosity formulation maximizes fuel efficiency without compromising engine protection, while meeting strict European performance requirements for gasoline and direct-injection diesel engines designed for low-viscosity oils. Formulated with low sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS), AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil complies with modern emissions systems to provide optimum life and performance.

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, The First in Synthetics®, to do the best job protecting your engine.

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We get news all the time regarding Volkswagen’s high cost for oil changes. AMSOIL’s 5W30 is tested to exceed VW 507 making it the only 100% synthetic to meet these specs. Save money and use a premium product which will also save fuel and protects better against deposits in these high sheer TDI engines. AMSOIL AEL 5W30 will protect your warranty GUARANTEED!

Package sizes include:

  • 1-Quart Bottle & 12 Quart Case;
  • 5-Liter Bottle;5-Liter Bottle (Case of 2)
  • Drums in 30, 55 and 275 gallon.

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AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.

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AMSOIL European Car Formula meets and often exceeds strict European manufacturer specifications. Its shear-stable synthetic base oils and high-quality anti-wear additives provide outstanding protection in high-temperature conditions and deliver dependable performance throughout the long drain intervals recommended by European manufacturers.

Emissions System Protection

AMSOIL European Car Formula features precisely balanced formulations that consider the needs of modern exhaust treatment devices. Protecting sensitive emissions systems depends on using the optimal blend of SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur) to keep these systems functioning properly.

Superior Engine Cleanliness

The excellent oxidation stability, heat resistance and detergency properties of AMSOIL European Car Formula help keep engines clean. It is specifically designed to prevent sludge and varnish deposits, reduce oil consumption, extend engine life and provide maximum performance.

Excellent For Turbochargers

AMSOIL European Car Formula has a robust composition that shields engines from the high temperatures produced by turbochargers. Its thermally stable oil formulation resists deposit formation and cools turbochargers. Its low pour point protects turbo-chargers against oil starvation in subzero temperatures and ensures a rapid return to appropriate oil pressure at startup.

  • Engineered to meet European manufacturers’ specifications
  • Excellent protection for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Fights sludge for superior engine cleanliness


AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered for use in gasoline or diesel vehicles that require any of the following specifications:

  • API SN; SM…
  • ACEA C3
  • BMW LL-04
  • Mercedes Benz 229.51
  • Porsche C30
  • GM dexos 2™
  • Chrysler MS-11106
  • Manufacturer Approvals: VW 504.00, 507.00

Service Life 

Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer. Change oil filter at time of oil change.


AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with other synthetic and conventional motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oil with other oils, however, will shorten the oil’s life expectancy and reduce its performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.


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This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended applications and according to the recommendations in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). An SDS is available via the Internet at or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Recycle used oil and bottle.

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SAPS levels are an important differentiator in European specifications.

AMSOIL make it easy by clearly defining SAPS levels in its European Car Formula line.

Matt Erickson – Technical Product Manager- Passenger Car

Amsoils Matt EricksonThe March 2011 Tech Talk column described how automotive industry trends and governmental regulations to reduce exhaust emissions are forcing sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) levels in engine oils downward. SAPS are common oil additives that provide desirable performance properties, including detergency and protection against wear and oxidation. But they can also reduce the performance or longevity of exhaust treatment devices such as diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and the three-way catalysts used in the catalytic converters of newer gasoline-powered vehicles. High levels of sulfated ash can clog DPFs and reduce fuel economy and engine performance, while phosphorus and sulfur can deactivate catalyst sites, decreasing the effectiveness of catalytic converters and allowing unwanted emissions into the atmosphere.

Reducing emissions in today’s smaller, high-horsepower gasoline and diesel-powered engines, while still protecting their vital operating components, is a continuing challenge for OEMs and lubricant manufactures. This is particularly true because there is no one size fits all motor oil when it comes to SAPS levels. The European Automobile Manufacture’s Association (ACEA) establishes lubricant standards for Europe, similar to the American Petroleum Institute (API) here in the States. Previously it was possible for the same motor oils to be used in applications calling for different SAPS levels because there was now lower unit. Until recently, a low-SAPS oil could be used in mid-SAPS application, and a mid-SAPS oil could be used in a full-SAPS application. Current ACEA specifications create three clearly defined categories for SAPS levels and eliminate backward compatibility. This required a third AMSOIL European motor oil formulation to cover all three SPAPS levels outlined by ACEA and vehicle manufactures.

The best SAPS level for a vehicle depends on several factors. Gasoline or diesel engines with emissions systems that are sensitive to the SAPS content of oil require lower SAPS formulations to properly function for a long period of time. These oils are engineered to the exacting engine oil specifications of ACEA and European OEMs to ensure they are compatible with current emission systems while still providing engine protection. This is very difficult to accomplish because although lower SAPS levels provide the best emissions systems protection, it costs much more to achieve equal engine protection with low SAPS content. Lower SAPS oils rely on different properties to provide proper engine protection, while still promoting long emissions systems life. As a result, as SAPS levels go down, finished-product pricing goes up.

Not all engines are best served by low- or mid-SAPS oils. Older vehicle designs rely on oils with full SAPS content to protect components properly and usually do not have advanced emissions systems that are sensitive to the extra additives. Additionally, fuel quality has a major influence on the recommended SAPS level. Fuel quality varies regionally and is often related to the ethanol or sulfur content in gasoline or diesel. Many new vehicles also require full-SAPS engine oils because they are better suited to address those issues.

Because of these changes in specifications, AMSOIL revamped its European Car Formula lineup. The two existing products, European Car Formula 5w-30 Low-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil (AEL) and European Car Formula 5w-40 Mid-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL), now have updated labels with clearly defined SAPS levels and some specification realignment per the new European specs; however, the formulations remain unchanged. The new European Car Formula 5w-40 Full-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) is also a 5w-40 because that viscosity category continues to be the most recommended by European OEMs.

SAPS levels are not an indicator of quality. All three European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil formulations are premium and deliver premium-grade performance in their respective applications. So, how do you know which one to use? As always, select the oil that lists the specification recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and be confident that the vehicle’s engine and emissions system are protected.

Great overview on the European 5W30 (507 oil) for low emmision VW engines for 2008 and newer units. Low Saps.

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