Originally Posted by aussiem3
I can confirm this. BMW Australia has not changed the oil and if any owner changes, then it's at his or her own risk.
The oil viscosity recommendation (10W60) may not have changed, but the preferred supplier may have.
18 months ago I had Brisbane BMW change the oil, and they put in Shell Helix Ultra Racing 10W60
, not Castrol. They advised that they now use Shell, not Castrol, but didn't elaborate why. Perhaps Castrol is no longer the only oil supplier Australian dealerships can choose from.
According to my (2007) owner's manual, the following viscosities are appropriate:
Preferred: SAE 10W-60
Alternative: SAE 10W-40, SAE 5W-50, 10W-50
Would be interested to know what a 2013 manual (from any region) says?