VW 50400 approval for engine oils
The engine oil specification VW 50400 from 2005 was issued by Volkswagen for models built up to 2015. The engine oil standard applies to cars with gasoline engines. The change intervals for the oils with VW 50400 are either fixed (annually or every 15,000 kilometres) or can be varied by a Longlife-Service (latest change after two years). All engine oils with VW 50400 approval are Longlife oils. However, they can also be used in cars without extended change intervals. For diesel engines, the VW 50700 standard applies accordingly; both specifications are intended for viscosity classes SAE 0w30 and SAE 5w30. The VW standard 50400 also applies to petrol engines of the affiliates Audi, Skoda and Seat. The specification completely replaces the previous VW standards 50300 & 50301. If you drive an older model with the appropriate approvals, you can easily use engine oil with the specification VW 50400. It is also backwards compatible with the VW 50200 standard.
Our VW 50400 engine oils
We have summarised all ADDINOL engine oils with VW 50400 approval for you. You can find out whether you need engine oil with the standard VW 50400 in the operating manual of your car. Alternatively, our Oilfinder will advise you.