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Engine oil Audi A6

Engine oil Audi A6

Don’t know what oil to fill in the Audi A6 engine? I have compiled a rating of the best oils for the Audi A4 engine based on my experience on this page. Plus, I have selected all compatible oils for this car. The data is taken from the official websites of motor oil manufacturers and not invented by me.

There is no water on this page—a pure squeeze of information from all resources and my opinion. I analyzed the data from selection sites and compiled a list of the best oils for the Audi A4 engine. If it was helpful, rate the material or leave your opinion in the comments, I’m happy to answer any questions!

  1. What viscosity is suitable for an Audi A6 engine?
    Viscosity is suitable 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-50, 0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-40, 5W-50. For the latest models, 0W-20 is recommended. Depends on environment and engine condition.
  2. How much oil is in an Audi A6 engine?
    5 liters of canister is enough, as a rule. Look at this paragraph in the article, the volume depends on the engine model.
  3. What is the oil change interval for an Audi A6?
    15,000 km or once a year. But I recommend changing it more often 🙂

The content of the article:

Audi A6 oil selection criteria

All oils are selected based on vehicle approvals, SAE, and ACEA compliance.

VAG approvals:

  • For petrol models up to 1997. – 500.00 or 501.01.
  • For diesel models up to 1997 onwards. – 500.00 or 505.00.
  • For petrol cars 1998-99 inclusive 500.00, 501.01, 502.00. In the case of cars from 2000 with LongLife Service, having the model year letter Y, use motor oils 503.00 with 154 kW or 503.01.
  • For diesel models manufactured in 1998-99 inclusive, motor oils 505.00, 505.01 are used. In the case of vehicles from the model year 2000 with LongLife Service, with the model year letter Y, grease 506.00 is used. For machines equipped with a 115/130 HP nozzle/pump engine. (85/96 kW) use grease 506.01.
  • For gasoline engines 2004-2011 onwards. With LongLife maintenance, it is allowed to use motor oils 503.00, 503.01, 504.00. For other models 501.01, 502.00, 504.00, 505.01.
  • For diesel engines 2004-2011 onwards. With LongLife maintenance, it is allowed to use 507.00 motor oils. For machines without LongLife Service 505.00, 505.01, 507.00.
  • For petrol models from 2010 onwards. 502.00, 504.00.
  • For diesel engines from 2010 onwards. 507.00.
  • ACEA A2/B3 and up.
  • Viscosity is suitable 10W-30, 10W-40, 15W-50, 0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-40, 5W-50. For the latest models, 0W-20 is recommended. Most often, 0W-30, 5W-30 are poured into engines with 10W-40 mileage.

Viscosity information for individual engines can be found in the engine oil interchangeability catalog: https://www.northsealubricants.com/en/oil-advisor

The catalog can be trusted, the data is taken from car manufacturers. At the same time, you can choose not only oil for the engine, but also for the gearbox, power steering, brake system, cooling system. That is, all liquids.

Engine oil volume

AUDIA6Audi А6 (C4)
Enginel.s.Release year (beginning-end)Engine oil volume, l
1.8 20VB125199519973.50
1.9 TDID90199419973.80
2.0B101115199419973.00
2.0 16VB140199419973.00
2.3B133199419954.50
2.5 TDID115140199419975.50
2.6 V6B150199419975.00
2.8 V6B174199419975.00
2.8 V6 30VB193199519975.50

Tip: stock up on another 1l oil since the oil consumption of Audi A6 C6 cars is about 1 liter at 10.000 km – this is normal, especially for turbo engines.

Oil selection table by season (winter, summer)

Audi A6 C5 1997-2004

YearViscosity SAE All Season
от +25 до -25 °Cwinter
от -35 до 0 °Csummer
от 0 до +35 °C
Petrol
API
Diesel
API
TypeFeatured Manufacturers
199710W-40
15W-30
15W-405W-20
5W-30
20W-30
25W-30
SGCEsemi-synthetic, mineral, hydrocrackingKixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, CONSOL
199810W-30
10W-40
5W-405W-3020W-30
25W-30
SHCF-4semi-synthetic, mineralMobil, Valvoline, Kixx, G-Energy, CONSOL
199910W-30
10W-405W-30
5W-4020W-40
25W-30
SHCFsemi-synthetic, mineralValvoline, Kixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, CONSOL
200010W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
25W-30
SJCFsemi-synthetic, mineralMobil, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Роснефть, Mannol
200110W-30
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
25W-30
25W-40
SJCGsemi-synthetic, mineralXado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Kixx
200210W-40
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
20W-30
25W-40
SJCGsemi-synthetic, mineralZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Select, Kixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, Mannol, Lotos
200310W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
20W-30
25W-30
25W-40
SJCG-4semi-synthetic, mineralMobil, Роснефть, Select, Mannol, Lotos
200410W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
20W-30
25W-30
25W-40
SJCHsemi-synthetic, mineralMobil, Select, Mannol, Lotos

Audi A6 C6 2004-2011

YearViscosity SAE All Season
от +25 до -25 °Cwinter
от -35 до 0 °Csummer
от 0 до +35 °C
Petrol
API
Diesel
API
TypeFeatured Manufacturers
200410W-30
10W-40
15W-40
15W-305W-30
5W-4020W-40
20W-30
25W-30
25W-40
SJCHsemi-synthetic, mineralMobil, Select, Mannol, Lotos
200510W-40
5W-405W-40
0W-3020W-40
25W-30
25W-40
SHCH-4semi-synthetic, mineralMobil, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Роснефть, Select
200615W-40
10W-40
5W-400W-30
5W-40
5W-3020W-30
20W-40
25W-30
SJCH-4semi-synthetic, mineralMobil, Лукойл, Valvoline, Роснефть, CONSOL
200710W-40
5W-400W-30
5W-4020W-40
25W-40
SLCH-4semi-syntheticMobil, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Роснефть, CONSOL
200810W-400W-30
0W-4020W-40
25W-40
SLCIsemi-syntheticMobil, Xado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Kixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, Mannol
200910W-40
15W-400W-40
5W-4020W-40
25W-40
SLCIsemi-syntheticMobil, Xado,Valvoline, Kixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, Mannol
201010W-40
15W-400W-40
5W-4020W-40
25W-40
SLCI-4semi-syntheticMobil, Xado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Kixx, G-Energy, Роснефть, Mannol
201110W-40
15W-400W-30
0W-4020W-40
25W-40
SMCI-4semi-syntheticMobil, Лукойл, Valvoline, Xado, ZIC, Kixx, G-Energy

Audi A6 C7 2011-2014

YearViscosity SAE All Season
от +25 до -25 °Cwinter
от -35 до 0 °Csummer
от 0 до +35 °C
Petrol
API
Diesel
API
TypeFeatured Manufacturers
201110W-40
15W-400W-30
0W-4020W-40
25W-40
SMCI-4semi-syntheticMobil, Лукойл, Valvoline, Xado, ZIC, Kixx, G-Energy
201215W-400W-40
5W-4020W-40
25W-40
SMCI-4semi-syntheticMobil, Xado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Kixx, G-Energy
201310W-40
15W-400W-40
0W-3020W-40
25W-40
SMCI-4synthetic, semi-syntheticCastrol, Mobil, Xado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Kixx
201410W-40
15W-400W-40
5W-4020W-40
25W-40
SMCI-4synthetic, semi-syntheticXado, ZIC, Mobil, SHELL, Castrol, Лукойл, Valvoline, Gt-Oil

Audi A6 C7 2015-2018

YearViscosity SAE All Season
от +25 до -25 °Cwinter
от -35 до 0 °Csummer
от 0 до +35 °C
Petrol
API
Diesel
API
TypeFeatured Manufacturers
201510W-40
10W-50
15W-400W-40
5W-40
5W-5020W-40
25W-40
25W-50
SMCI-4synthetic, semi-syntheticSHELL, Castrol, Mobil, Xado, ZIC, Лукойл, Valvoline, Gt-Oil
201610W-50
15W-400W-40
5W-5020W-40
25W-50
SNCJsyntheticMobil, Castrol, SHELL, Xado, Valvoline, Лукойл, ZIC, Gt-Oil
201710W-50
15W-500W-40
0W-5020W-40
25W-50
SNCJsyntheticCastrol, SHELL, Mobil, Xado, ZIC
201810W-50
15W-500W-40
0W-5020W-40
25W-50
SNCJ-4only syntheticSHELL, Mobil, Castrol, Xado

Data taken from autogener.ru. They are close to the official ones, but they are not. From my own experience I will say that information can be used, but wisely. I would not trust her strongly, but it would not hurt to get acquainted.

TOP 5 best oils for Audi A6

This is my personal choice based on experience and analysis of information on the Internet. It is for informational purposes only and is not a call to purchase. No one has paid the rating, I do not cooperate with manufacturers, so there is no “order” here. I took data from autogener.ru. They are close to the official ones, but they are not. From my own experience, I will say that information can be used but wisely. I would not trust her strongly, but it would not hurt to get acquainted.

  1. Mannol 7715 O.E.M. 5W-30
  2. ZIC TOP 5W-30
  3. Motul Specific 504 00 507 00 5W-30
  4. LUKOIL Genesis Armortech VN 5W-30
  5. SHELL Helix Ultra 5W-30

Mannol 7715 O.E.M. 5W-30

Viscosity5W-30Pour point-42oC
APISN/CFDynamic viscosity CSS
ACEAC3Kinematic viscosity at 100°C11,40 mm²/s

Approvals:

  • API SN/CF
  • ACEA C3
  • BMW Longlife-04
  • MB 229.51
  • PORSCHE C30
  • VW 504.00/507.00/502.00/505.00/503.01/506.00/
  • VW 505.01*/506.01
  • Except VW PDU engines without LongLife Service (WIV)
  • Except V10 DPU engines in Phaeton up to February 2006 and R5 PDU engines in Touareg up to December 2006

ZIC TOP 5W-30

Viscosity5W-30Pour point
APISM/CFDynamic viscosity CSS
ACEAC3Kinematic viscosity at 100°C12,2 mm²/s

Approvals:

  • API SM/CF
  • ACEA C3
  • VW 504.00/507.00
  • MB-Approval 229.51
  • MB 229.52
  • BMW LL-04
  • Porsche C-30

Motul Specific 504 00 507 00 5W-30

Viscosity5W-30Pour point-42oC
APIDynamic viscosity CSS
ACEAC3Kinematic viscosity at 100°C11,73 mm²/s

Approvals:

  • ACEA C3
  • VW 504/507

LUKOIL Genesis Armortech VN 5W-30

Viscosity5W-30Pour point-48oC
APIDynamic viscosity CSS15 100
ACEAC3Kinematic viscosity at 100°C11,74 mm²/s

Approvals:

  • ACEA C3
  • VW 504 00/507 00
  • Porsche C30
  • MB 229.51
  • BMW LL-04
  • Fiat 9.55535-S3

SHELL Helix Ultra 5W-30

Viscosity5W-30Pour point-50oC
APISL/CFDynamic viscosity CSS
ACEAA3/B3, A3/B4Kinematic viscosity at 100°C12,01 mm²/s

Approvals:

  • API SL/CF
  • ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  • BMW LL-01
  • MB 229.5, 226.5
  • VW 502.00/505.00
  • Renault RN 0700, 0710
  • meets API SN/CF motor test requirements