Originally Posted by nybimmerfan
I am really surprise about this oil thing. I did ED and drove over 2000 miles and was not asked to put in oil. In fact, anticipating that additional oil, due to a few comments about the car needing oil after several miles of use in this forum, I bought a 1 liter 0W-40 oil at the Welt. I have checked several times hoping that the car would need the oil as I would not want to bring the oil (of which I paid around Euro 28) with me back home. Anyway, I just ended up not using the oil at all. Oh by the way, I don't know if this matters but I have the 6-speed manual M5.
Same here. I did 2000 miles during ED and my oil level was still full at drop off.
However I have noted on the 550i people have also had varying experiences with oil consumption.
The oil consumption thing, I think elevates the need to find an oil that does not leave any ash deposits when it burns.