Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30 BMW Longlife Engine Oil from MINI! (Yes, this is a new label since MINI changed suppliers for their oil in January 2015.)
"The engine oil for the MINI typical Go-Kart feeling. Developed for and tested exclusively by MINI."
This is the same factory oil used at the MINI dealerships. If you want to stay with the factory motor oil, this is it! It's also good to keep an extra quart in case you need to top off your oil. SAE 5W-30 - Sold each - 1 Liter Bottles.
MINI/BMW Full Synthetic Motor Oil, for use in all MINI cars with gasoline engines, is a 100% synthetic formula for premium lubrication and superior performance even under extreme low or high temperature conditions. It offers superior performance over conventional motor oils.
Meets ACEA A3/B4, API SL
For Gasoline / Diesel engines without DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)
If you own the Cooper S model with the Turbocharged engine, we STRONGLY recommend you change the motor oil more frequently than the factory recommendation. Anecdotal evidence suggests Turbo's with more frequent oil changes have fewer issues. We suggest 5000 mile oil change interval or less. Make sure you use FULL SYNTHETIC motor oil with the ACEA (Association des Constructeurs Europeens d'Automobiles) A3/B3 specification.
Oil Capacity is 4.5 Quarts (4.3 Ltr) for the following models:
2002-2006 R50/53 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop- 4.5 Quarts
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Connvertible - 4.5 Quarts
Oil Capacity is 4.4 Quarts (4.2 Ltr) for the following models:
2007+ R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtop
2008+ R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Clubman
2009+ R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
2011+ R60 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Countryman
2012+ R58 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Coupe
2012+ R59 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Roadster
2013+ R61 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Paceman
Oil Capacity is 4.49 Quarts (4.25 ltr) for the following models:
2014+ F56 MINI Cooper (non-S) Hardtop
2015+ F55 MINI Cooper (non-S) Hardtop 4-Door
Oil Capacity is 5.28 Quarts (5.0 ltr) for the following models:
2014+ F56 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2015+ F55 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door
For Gen 1 (R50/52/53), the Factory recommends FULL SYNTHETIC SAE grades 5W-30 and 5W-40, API SM.
For the Gen 2 (R55/56/57/58/59) MINI Models, 2011-current R60/61 Countryman and Paceman Models, approved oils are FULL SYNTHETIC SAE 0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40, 5W-30. API SM or higher, ACEA A3/B4.
For Gen 3 (F56/F55) models, factory recommends FULL SYNTHETIC SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40, and SAE 5W-30. Approved oil types include BMW Longlife-01 and BMW Longlife-01 FE, API SM or superior grade specification.
For Gen 1 (R50/52/53) models - tighten the drain plug and the oil filter cannister to 25 Nm (18 ft-lb). To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset.
For Gen 2 (R55/56/57/60) models - torque oil filter cannister to 25Nm or 18 lb-ft, and drain plug to 30Nm or 22 lb-ft. Drain plug can be 8mm Allen or T-50 Torx. To reset the oil change interval in your MINI, see oil service reset. (If your MINI is still under the free factory maintenance program, don't reset the interval.)
Start the engine and check for oil pressure. Don't forget to check for leaks too!
It helps if you 'loosen' the oil filter cannister while you drain the oil to allow the oil to drain out of the filter. You will spill less oil this way.
Before you press the filter into the cannister cover, press it into the filter base 'all the way' and remove to prep the filter for proper seating. Now you can press filter into the cannister cover and install.
Remember to use the new O-ring on the cannister cover - LIBERALLY coat the new o-ring with clean oil so it doesn't bind. Start the cannister cover by hand to avoid cross-threading.
Don't pollute. Conserve resources. Return used oil to collection centers.