Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI - VW 50400 vs VW 50200

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What is benefit of using VW 50400 vs VW 50200?

I am currently using Castrol 0W-40 Edge (synthetic) on my '18 Audi Q7 with the supercharged 3.0 TFSI (gasoline) engine, which meets 50200. I live in south Texas (hot climate).
I notice Castrol 5W-30 Edge/synthetic meets VW 50400.

What is the benefit of 504 vs 502 or the key differences? Any recommendations?

On a side note: the car uses about 1 quart of oil per oil change (~5000 miles). No leaks, no smoke. Engine just rolled 40k miles. Talking with other Audi owners, this seems to be common/normal.
Thanks!
 
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504/507 is arguably the more advanced specification as it is designed for after treatment compatibility. It will only be sold in a 30w. These oils typically have a corresponding Mercedes(229.51), BMW(LL04) Porsche(C30) certs.

If you're looking for a 40w version it will be Porsche C40/VW 511
 
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One more vote for running either VW 504 00 or VW 511 00. Hope this helps:

This is the latest list of VW 511 00 approved oils:

https://erwin.volkswagen.de/erwin/downloadStaticFile/volkswagen/files/oil/step_51100.pdf (this link automatically directs to the LATEST list)

Audi Original Teile Special Performance Motorenöl SAE 0W-40 51100
BP Visco 7000 C SAE 5W-40 51100
Castrol EDGE M SAE 5W-40 51100
CHAMPION OEM SPECIFIC C3 SAE 5W-40 51100
EUROL FLUENCE SAE 5W-40 51100
FUCHS TITAN GT1 FLEX 3 SAE 5W-40 51100
GALP FORMULA LS LONGLIFE TECH SAE 5W-40 51100
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4110 SAE 5W-40 51100
Mobil 1 ESP X3 SAE 0W-40 51100
MOTUL 8100 X-CLEAN GEN2 SAE 5W-40 51100
RAVENOL RUP SAE 5W-40 51100
ROWE HIGHTEC SYNT RS DLS SAE 5W-40 51100
Shell Helix Ultra ECT Multi SAE 5W-40 51100
TOTAL QUARTZ INEO FGO SAE 5W-40 51100
Volkswagen Group HIGH PERFORMANCE GENUINE ENGINE OIL SAE 0W-40 51100
WOLF OFFICIALTECH C3 SAE 5W-40 5110

(as per 5.2021)

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I am not sure you benefit that much moving to Castrol VW 504.00/507.00 While VW504.00/507.00 is superior to VW502.00 you are already using oil that is approved for MB229.5 (far more superior to VW502.00) and Porsche A40.
If you are looking really good oil that is above average, Motul 5W30 X-Clean+, Mobil1 ESP 0W30 or 5W30 would be my choice in VW504.00/507.00 category over Castrol.
 
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What is benefit of using VW 50400 vs VW 50200?

I am currently using Castrol 0W-40 Edge (synthetic) on my '18 Audi Q7 with the supercharged 3.0 TFSI (gasoline) engine, which meets 50200. I live in south Texas (hot climate).
I notice Castrol 5W-30 Edge/synthetic meets VW 50400.

What is the benefit of 504 vs 502 or the key differences? Any recommendations?

On a side note: the car uses about 1 quart of oil per oil change (~5000 miles). No leaks, no smoke. Engine just rolled 40k miles. Talking with other Audi owners, this seems to be common/normal.
Thanks!
I thought they went back to turbos in 2017?
 
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