Engine Oil and Fluid Recommendation for BMW 1 – Series (E81/82/87/88) – 3.0 125i, 130i Properly selected engine oil for a car is the key to a long and trouble-free operation of the engine.
  • Engine: N52K B25A, -B30AE, N52 B30,-A,-AF
  • Engine oil capacity, liter: 6.5
  • Manual transmission capacity, liter: 1.1-2.7
  • Automatic transmission capacity, liter: 8.5-11.3
  • Differential capacity, liter: 0.8-1.2
  • Cooling system capacity, liter: 8.2-8.5
  • Year: 2005-12

Engine oil

  • Synthetic oil: С3 5W-40
  • Engine oil: 5W-40


  • Synthetic gear oil: 75W90 GL5

Automatic transmission

  • Synthetic gear oil: ATF Dexron VI (ATF Dexron 6)

Power steering

  • Synthetic transmission fluid: AISIN-AW

Cooling system

  • Antifreeze for the engine: Antifreeze G12 red