AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor OilFull-SAPS Formula for European gasoline or diesel engines requiring VW 502.00, 505.00, BMW LL-01, Mercedes 229.3, 299.5 & more. This product has a zinc content of 1100 ppm.

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Classic ESP Synthetic 5W-40 package sizes include:
1-Quart Bottles (or buy case of 12)
5-Liter Bottle (or buy case of 2)
30-Gallon Drum
55-Gallon Drum
Q&A article on Full-SAPS Euro 5W-40

Applications For European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated to meet or exceed the following European gasoline or diesel performance specifications:

  •     Volkswagen 502.00, 505.00
  •     BMW LL-01
  •     Mercedes-Benz 229.3, 229.5
  •     Porsche A40
  •     ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
  •     Renault 0710, 0700
  •     API SN/SM

What is “Full-SAPS”?

“SAPS” refers to the engine oil additives Sulfated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulfur. These additives are used to bolster the anti-wear and detergent properties of the engine oil. Some engines are not compatible with “Full-SAPS” engine oils as excessive “SAPS” may foul some emissions equipment and exhaust treatment devices. Your car’s manufacturer has determined which SAPS level is suitable for your car. That is why we also offer a “Low-SAPS” European Motor Oil and a “Mid-SAPS” European Motor Oil.

Each of these products is formulated to provide maximum performance and protection, while offering complete compatibility with emissions components. Check our AMSOIL Motor Oil Application Tool to find the correct engine oil for your European car.

Full-SAPS Formula for Optimum Wear Control

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is formulated with a robust additive package that provides maximum wear protection for operating conditions typical of European automobiles. Those conditions include extreme heat, turbochargers and extended service intervals.

Formulated for Clean Engine Internals

The risk in hot running engines that keeps engine oil in service for extended periods is the production of deposits such as sludge and varnish. AMSOIL Euro Classic ESP 5W-40’s synthetic base oil and robust additive package is designed to withstand extreme heat and long service intervals, so deposits do not occur. A clean engine is one that can operate at peak performance and efficiency for many years.

Protection in All Climates

This synthetic 5W-40 engine oil formula offers maximum protection at both ends of the temperature spectrum. As mentioned, it can withstand extreme heat including high RPM turbocharger service over extended periods. The -39C (-38F) pour point means that your engine receives instant start-up protection during winter start-ups.

Turbo Compatible

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is designed to withstand the intense heat generated by turbochargers, providing turbo bearing protection and resistance to heat-generated deposits.

Service Life

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for oil change intervals as stated by the vehicle owner’s manual or as indicated by oil life monitoring systems. Change oil filter at every oil change.

Mixing AMSOIL with Other Brands

AMSOIL European Formula 5W-40 Classic ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with all other brands of conventional and synthetic motor oils. While you can safely mix AMSOIL Synthetic Oil with other brands, this will reduce the drain interval and performance capabilities of AMSOIL oil.

The use of any aftermarket oil additives is definitely not recommended.

European Car Formula Synthetic 5W-40 Motor Oil (EFM)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)


Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)


Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270)


CCS Viscosity, cP @ (°C) (ASTM D-5293)

5433 (-30)

Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

220 (428)

Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

238 (460)

Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97)-39 (-38)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800)


High-Temperature/High-Shear Viscosity
150°C, 1.4 x 1.0 x 106 s-1, cP (ASTM D 5481)


Four Ball Wear Test @ 40 kgf, 75°C,
1200 rpm, 1 hour, scar diameter, mm (ASTM D-4172B)


Total Base Number