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      11-03-2015, 03:26 AM   #1
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Oil consumption

I have read a lot about higher oil consumption on M5s compared to regular 5series BMW.

I have driven my M5 now for 8 months and 19.000 kms (12.000 miles) and have not yet refilled any oil. It's my daily driver so most of the times I behave ;-) No racetrack use.

Also the wear on the tires is much lower compared to a previous 530d.

So overall the car was the perfect choice.
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      11-03-2015, 06:48 AM   #2
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Good to hear, what year is your car?

And what break procedure did you follow?
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      11-03-2015, 04:49 PM   #3
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It really depends on how much you push the car. I need a bottle every 4k miles
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      11-03-2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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Sometimes I would need it every 3k miles! I am not the gentle driver though lol
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      11-03-2015, 07:12 PM   #5
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Pre LCI cars would consume copious amounts of oil. They fixed something so I only have to add a quart after 5k or 6k miles now. My 13 was a quart every 900 miles lol.
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      11-05-2015, 01:21 AM   #6
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Good to hear, what year is your car?

And what break procedure did you follow?
I picked it up in February in the Welt and stuck to the manual for break in. As I use it as a daily driver in Germany and I generally stick to the rules (more or less) it is driven as any other car would be and when I am on an open road or Autobahn I go fast if traffic allows. Never had the chance to go faster than 292 km/h though. Yet....
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I picked it up in February in the Welt and stuck to the manual for break in. As I use it as a daily driver in Germany and I generally stick to the rules (more or less) it is driven as any other car would be and when I am on an open road or Autobahn I go fast if traffic allows. Never had the chance to go faster than 292 km/h though. Yet....
How much do you guys pay for M driver's package over there?
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Pre LCI cars would consume copious amounts of oil. They fixed something so I only have to add a quart after 5k or 6k miles now. My 13 was a quart every 900 miles lol.
Had the same experience. My 14 M5 uses no oil but the 13 was every 800miles.
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Pre LCI cars would consume copious amounts of oil. They fixed something so I only have to add a quart after 5k or 6k miles now. My 13 was a quart every 900 miles lol.
Had the same experience. My 14 M5 uses no oil but the 13 was every 800miles.
My surprise was during the beak in period when I drove it like a turtle and the low oil warning popped up around 900 lol. I was stunned.
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      11-05-2015, 09:05 AM   #10
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2014 with comp pkg. 2 years and almost 33k miles and never had to add a drop of oil. I did the hard break in when I picked mine up from performance center.
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I had to add two quartz in 6000km, which is 3700 miles or so. Is this normal? I don't drive aggressively, only from time to time i would push the car for a bit. I am currently at 8000km with the car and did the break in service at 2000km.
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Had the same experience. My 14 M5 uses no oil but the 13 was every 800miles.


what did they change/update?
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      12-09-2015, 11:28 PM   #13
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I have a 2015 M5 with 2450 miles as of today. My low oil light came on today as I was running errands. I went straight to the dealership and they added 2 quarts and it then registered full or maximum.
Keep in mind I had the break in service done at exactly 1200 miles as per BMW specs.
That means my car has consumed 2 quarts of oil in the last 1250 miles.
As far as break in goes I followed the recommended procedure in the manual explicitly, no deviation.
I'm at a loss as I feel this is excessive for a brand new car. My service advisor started an oil consumption test today, so we will see how it goes.
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Don't worry. I was burning a quart every 1000 miles with my 13 F10 M5. It's normal
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I'm burning 1 quart every 5000 to 6000 miles in my 2013 M5.
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One litre over 25,000 miles (I added one litre at 13,000) although the car didn't tell me it was needed at first, I checked the oil level on the fly and it said OK, I then did a full check and it came up with +1.

I'll be checking tomorrow as the mileage is near that again.
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Don't worry. I was burning a quart every 1000 miles with my 13 F10 M5. It's normal


a qt for every 1k is highly unnatural imo.


mine just came on for the first time.. will top up, and then chck mileage next time it arises.
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Ask any tech..the 13s used a little more oil..my 14 doesn't
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btw, went to the dealer yesterday they topped up the car for free.
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2013 M5. 3/2013 build. Purchased in May 2015 with 22k miles. 33k miles now. 10k miles on current oil change. Hasn't burned a drop. And I drive it very, very hard.

Folks complained about oil burning on the e9x M3 as well. I put 30k hard miles on my 11. Never burned a drop.

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there is a dealer SB on topping up the oil for free apparently. SO DO NOT pay for oil at the dealer. i took my dads car in the other day for a top up.
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