What company makes BMW oil in the U.S.?

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A friend of mine goes to the dealership for synthetic oil changes. I'm anxious to know what company makes the BMW dino/synthetic oil. Also, is there a thread on this site that says what oils are behind the re-packaged containers at the dealerships? ie (Toyota Motor oil= Exxon) Thanks!
 
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"BMW recommends Castrol". I recall seeing the same slogan on Mini's, Volvo's and Jags. However, it is not Syntec 5-30, but rather a proprietary A3-rated 5-30 made by Castrol NA in NJ. I'm assuming the addative package is different to allow for this and BMW LL (Long Life)/10k mi. drain specs.
 
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Made by Castrol, and its probably imported from Europe. BMW HP Synthetic is known as "Softec TXT Plus" over there.
 

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hmmm from the past couple posts it sounds like he should stick with BMW brand? He wants the best for his vehicle and I was wanting to make sure it was quaker state or something LOL.. is the BMW comparable or better to M1?
 
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Depends...yes, it is better than M-1 5/10-30, but not better than the 0-40 or 15-50.
 
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