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European 5W30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Amsoil's new 5W30 for European applications. Requirements require specific testing - Warranty ProductSynthetic 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.

Download this printable PDF - Data Sheet on the European 5W30

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Stay-in-Grade Performance
Sophisticated European engines subject oil to severe operational conditions. Oils must demonstrate excellent high-temperature/high-shear (HT/HS) performance to maintain viscosity and provide adequate engine protection. AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered to stay in grade despite rigorous operation throughout the extended drain intervals European automakers recommend. Formulated with a select additive package and shear-stable synthetic base oils, it meets strict ACEA and VW HT/HS requirements to provide outstanding wear protection throughout the entire drain interval.

Low-SAPS Formulation
Excessive sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur (SAPS) in motor oil can harm modern exhaust treatment devices. Diesel particulate filters (DPFs), for example, require low-SAPS motor oil to resist filter plugging. AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil’s low-SAPS formulation promotes optimum emissions system performance and life, allowing reduced maintenance costs.

Maximum Fuel Economy
AMSOIL European Car Formula is engineered with a lighter 5W-30 viscosity and friction modifiers to reduce friction for increased energy through-put. It minimizes internal engine drag, providing an alternative for motorists currently using heavier-grade oils, but who desire maximum fuel efficiency.

Enhanced Turbocharger Protection
Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engines commonly used in European vehicles require thermally stable oils that resist deposit formation and provide turbocharger cooling. Thermally stable oils help keep oil passages clean and promote fluid circulation so turbo bearings stay cool and lubricated.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil provides protection and performance for TDI systems in all temperature extremes. Its low pour point protects turbochargers against oil starvation and ensures rapid oil pressure in sub-zero conditions, while its thermal stability withstands high-temperature/high-RPM breakdown to resist deposit formations that can starve TDI systems of lubrication.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated to meet or exceed the most demanding European specifications. It is recommended for European gasoline or diesel vehicles requiring any of the following performance specifications:

  • VW 504.00/507.00
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  • Mercedes-Benz 229.51
  • BMW LL-04
  • Porsche C30


Also see the AMSOIL European 5W40 with additional ACEA, Volkswagen and Mercedes Specifications.


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

AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil’s life expectancy and reduce the 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.

Our new VW 504 and 507 Motor oil

Typical Technical Properties

 European Car Formula 100% Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (AEL)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)


Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)


Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270)


Viscosity CCS, cP @ °C (ASTM D-5293)

6350 (-30)

Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

238 (460)

Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

258 (496)

Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97)

-43 (-45)

Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800)


Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D-4172B @ 40 kg, 75°C, 1200 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm


Total Base Number


HTHS (cP) (ASTM D-4683)



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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