Engine Oil and Fluid Recommendation for BMW Z3 (E36) – 1.8i Today, a huge range of motor oils can be found on sale, and this greatly complicates the choice not only for a beginner, but also for an experienced driver with experience. You should not be surprised, because on the shelves of car dealerships you can look at both affordable and more expensive products of various brands.
  • Engine: M43 B18 (18 4E 2)
  • Engine oil capacity, liter: 4
  • Manual transmission capacity, liter: 1.0-1.1
  • Automatic transmission capacity, liter: 7.8-13.0
  • Differential capacity, liter: 1.1-1.7
  • Cooling system capacity, liter: 6.5
  • Year: 1996-99

Engine oil

  • Synthetic oil: 5W-40


  • Synthetic gear oil: 75W90 GL5

Automatic transmission

  • Synthetic transmission fluid: AISIN-AW

Cooling system

  • Antifreeze for the engine: Antifreeze G12+ violet