Mini Recommended Oil
Mini vehicles normally use 0w-20 or 5w-30 synthetic motor oils, depending on the year of manufacture, engine condition and mileage of the Mini.
Mini Engine Oil Viscosity
|Mini mileage||Oil viscosity||Oil Type||Oil Change Frequency|
|New Mini||0w-16||Synthetic oil||Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles|
|New Mini||0w-20||Synthetic oil||Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles|
|Up to 70,000 miles||0w-30||Synthetic oil||Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles|
|Up to 70,000 miles||0w-40||Synthetic oil||Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles|
|Up to 100,000 miles||5w-30||Synthetic oil||Every 7,000 to 10,000 miles|
|Over 100,000 miles||5w-40||Semi synthetic oil||Every 5,000 to 7,500 miles|
|Over 150,000 miles||10w-40||Semi synthetic oil||Every 5,000 to 7,500 miles|
Best synthetic engine oil for Mini
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 LL
Approvals and Specifications:
- ACEA C3
- MB 229.31/229.51
- VW 504 00/507 00
- Porsche C30
- BMW LL-04
Mini Engine Oil
The Mini is a fairly popular car in the UK. We’ve created this guide to help you choose a quality engine oil for your Mini.
Mini 0w-20 Oil
For new Mini vehicles, and for vehicles with low mileage, a 0w-20 engine oil is recommended.
Mini 0w-30 Oil
For Mini vehicles with up to 70,000 miles, it is recommended to use 0w-30 engine oil.
Mini 0w-40 Oil
For Mini vehicles with up to 70,000 miles, it is recommended to use 0w-40 engine oil.
Mini 5w-30 Oil
For Mini vehicles with up to 100,000 miles, it is recommended to use 5w-30 engine oil.
Mini 5w-40 Oil
For Mini vehicles with over 100,000 miles, it is recommended to use 5w-40 engine oil.
Mini 10w-40 Oil
For Mini vehicles with over 150,000 miles, 10w-40 engine oil is recommended.
Mini oil change interval
- The engine oil in your Mini should be changed every 7,000 to 10,000 miles if you use synthetic oil.
- If your Mini uses semi-synthetic oil, change it every 5,000 to 7,000 miles.
If you take short trips in your Mini, it is recommended that you change the engine oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Mini Engine Oil Capacity
The autooil website is designed and maintained by a team of experts to enable you to choose the best engine oil for your Mini.
What oil should I choose for my Mini?
For the new Mini, we recommend using synthetic oils from the best oil manufacturers. For higher-mileage Minis, we recommend using synthetic-based oils from well-known brands.
The most popular oil manufacturers for the Mini:
- Liqui Moly
- Mobil 1
Finding quality engine oil for your Mini has never been easier!