European Car 5W-30 Emissions Systems Protection Synthetic Motor Oil

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30

European Car Formula 5W-30 Low-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil Low-SAPS, Low-Viscosity European Oil for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Low-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for high-performance European vehicles. Its low-viscosity formulation maximizes fuel efficiency.

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This oil was made for those who really push their cars to the limits almost constantly. Use the product that offers that extra protection when you really need it.

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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 5W-30 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 5W-30 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. (Even better for Direct Injection protection).  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 requires 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

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30Stay-in-Grade Performance

Sophisticated European engines subject oil to severe operational conditions. European car manufacturers require standards that are much higher than US API standards (which are a consensus of the lowest common denominator, thus the reason AMSOIL exists.) 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.  This is primarily what makes this oil stand apart from the rest – it’s tested, verified and guaranteed to provide the needed protection. AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil’s lower-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 therefore ensures rapid oil pressure in sub-zero conditions.  Most of all, the thermal stability withstands high-temperature/high-RPM breakdown to resist deposit formations which can starve TDI systems of lubrication.


Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer. Change oil filter at time of oil change. – Of course you may always perform an oil analysis after changing the oil filter and topping off for maximum life of the oil.


AMSOIL European Car Formula is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Consequently, mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils will reduce the performance benefits.

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 application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available via the Internet at or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES European Car Formula Synthetic 5W-30 Low-SAPS Motor Oil (AEL)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 12.2
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 75.4
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 158
CCS Viscosity (°C), cP (ASTM D 5293) 5884(-30)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92) 240 (464)
Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92) 260 (500)
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97) -44 (-47)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D 5800) 10.0
Total Base Number5.8
HT/HS (cP) (ASTM D5481)3.6

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