Again, numerous topics on exactly the question you asked: LL01 or LL04.nope its not..ive done that from motul site too. you see, motul has a terrible customer service, zero i would say..they never answer to customers not even for availability. domestic dealer is bad too. they only bring to my country what they want and whenever they want and don't care about the customers.i hear that happens to most countries as well.
well according to my aprovals from bmw ,they give 3 choices.. x clean 5-40, x clean+ 5-30 and x clean efe 5-30. i read here from eddy again,he likes x clean+ 5-30 because of 3,6 HTHS. see i read your forum enough eddy. but in other sites HTHS is 3.5..and i dont trust motul.
but i can run a bmw ll01 oil too...now motul doesnt have outside the bottle an aproval for bmw on x cess 5-40..but there is one in x cess 5-40 gen 2.which didnt came out yet.
motul also lies about many specs.they advertise as 100% synthetic but they are not anymore not since 2014.well they can use the term because they can after castrols trial.they also lie about their hths and tbn.
motul has a hype here in europe as much as LM. mobil 1 and castrol are always classic brands with a lot of customers.but i am not a fan boy.
so lets say that from what i learnt here..i want an oil..
which is better for my engine a bmw ll04 or bmw ll01?
bmw approval ll04 or bmw ll01 choosing according the manual from 0-30 -0-40 5-30 5-40
mb 229.5 or 229.51
porsche a40 or porsche c30
synthetic based oil , part of it pao or and some esters
HTHS above 3.5
tbn around 8
viscosity ,a heavy 30 , over 12
noack around 6-8%
not so expensive like the US oils ,redline,torco,amsoil
Also, many members here lived in Europe, and I am from there. So, we understand climate, driving habits etc.
All oils you mentioned would work in your car. But in EU, BMW wants you to use LL04 in gasoline engines since 2009. There are no conditions in Greece that would require any specific oils short of tracking vehicle.