European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil

Hi-revving and handles all the abuse you can throw at it!

Specially Formulated for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines

European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor OilAMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.

AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil provides exceptional performance and protection for gasoline and diesel European vehicles. It meets a wide variety of specifications and carries multiple manufacturer approvals. European Car Formula features a broad range of viscosities and different levels of emissions system protection to keep sensitive emissions systems operating efficiently.

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AMSOIL European Car Formula meets and often exceeds strict European manufacturer specifications. Its shear-stable synthetic base oils and high-quality anti-wear additives provide outstanding protection in high-temperature conditions and deliver dependable performance throughout the long drain intervals recommended by European manufacturers.

Emissions System Protection

AMSOIL European Car Formula features precisely balanced formulations that consider the needs of modern exhaust treatment devices. Protecting sensitive emissions systems depends on using the optimal blend of SAPS (sulfated ash, phosphorus and sulfur) to keep these systems functioning properly.

Superior Engine Cleanliness

The excellent oxidation stability, heat resistance and detergency properties of AMSOIL European Car Formula help keep engines clean. It is specifically designed to prevent sludge and varnish deposits, reduce oil consumption, extend engine life and provide maximum performance.

Excellent For Turbochargers

AMSOIL European Car Formula has a robust composition that shields engines from the high temperatures produced by turbochargers. Its thermally stable oil formulation resists deposit formation and cools turbochargers. Its low pour point protects turbo-chargers against oil starvation in subzero temperatures and ensures a rapid return to appropriate oil pressure at startup.

  • Engineered to meet European manufacturers’ specifications
  • Excellent protection for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Fights sludge for superior engine cleanliness


AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil is engineered for use in gasoline or diesel vehicles that require any of the following specifications:

  • API SN; SM…
  • ACEA C3
  • BMW LL-04
  • Mercedes Benz 229.51
  • Porsche C30
  • GM dexos 2™
  • Chrysler MS-11106
  • Manufacturer Approvals: VW 504.00, 507.00

Service Life 

Recommended for the extended drain intervals established by the vehicle manufacturer. Change oil filter at time of oil change.


AMSOIL European Car Formula Synthetic Motor Oil is compatible with other synthetic and conventional motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oil with other oils, however, will shorten the oil’s life expectancy and reduce its performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.


AMSOIL products are backed by a Limited Liability Warranty. For complete information visit AMSOIL Warranty Information.

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This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended applications and according to the recommendations in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). An SDS is available via the Internet at or upon request at (715) 392-7101. Keep Out of Reach of Children. Recycle used oil and bottle.


Customer Comments:

European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil
By mmauldin

From Alabama

Dexos 2 is required for my 2016 Canyon Diesel. AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil is the only lubricant I trust. All my vehicles are on AMSOIL

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend but I don’t have any friends. 

Making a great car better

I recently purchased a Porsche Panamera and had read that the v8 engine in this particular model was thirsty on oil. After several months of driving it was apparent that some of these observations were true. The previous owner of the car had it serviced at a dealership and they had used the recommended brand of oil at that time. I decided to switch to Amsoil as soon as possible, as I use it in all of my vehicles and small engines and have done for several years now. The car immediately reduced its oil consumption. Not only that but here in North Dakota this winter, we have experienced extreme temperatures in the minus 20’s and the car has started perfectly and run like a dream. I continue to be impressed with the tangible performance enhancements I get with Amsoil products. I have an STI Impreza and a Lotus Elise that I drive competitively and Amsoil has protected them through several seasons of autocrossing and track days. I have heard of several turbo failures from other STI owners who race but I am convinced that my European Formula oil protects me from those kinds of mishaps. Thank you for a range of high quality products.

Great product with no compromise

This is a great oil that protects and performs. I have used this on a VW TDI and now on the FCA 1.4L Turbo. I have never had a problem with the oil’s performance on hot or cold days and even stands up to track day abuse. The engines will even run quieter with this oil compared to other brands.

From race bike to SUV

I started using Amsoil after a friend of mine who’s racing cars told me about how he thought Amsoil had some of the best products around when it comes to lubrication. I started using it in my Aprilia RSV4 1000 cc race motorcycle. Not only are shifts smoother but overall the engine felt smoother and ran better. First oil change proved the oil to be in better condition and kept more viscosity than any oil I used before. I now use it in my Porsche Cayman S and SUV too with the same result and I can only say I trust Amsoil’s products for all my lubrication, cooling and braking. Thanks to Amsoil for such great products at very attractive pricing.

Only oil

With my wife’s 2017 beetle having a turbo, I needed an oil that can handle the heat a turbo produces as well as protect the engine from wear. I’ve used Amsoil for a few years now and trust nothing else. I use it in everything from my lawnmowers to my truck. Always served me well.

Maintenance Guru

I run a fleet of diesel trucks from Mitsubishi box trucks to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and simply put there is not a better product line of maintenance products for vehicles. Personally, I recall one of the trucks coming back to me with with just 1 quart of oil left in it and the engine was still running great. To me that is all the testimony I need to believe. Another little fact is that the first time I did use Amsoil was on my 2005 Mitsubishi 14′ box truck and it went from getting 11 MPG to 14 MPG. I then put Amsoil in my personal gas engine vehicles and I did not see any difference in gas mileage. Regardless, I use it because it protects the most expensive parts in my vehicle, engine, transmission, brake, power steering etc…