Written by IDParts New Products on Monday 20 March, 2017
For years Mercedes used Mobil 1 brand oils in dealership service. Now, Mercedes offers their own private label diesel engine oil as well. This oil is manufactured by Mobil specifically for the Mercedes diesel engines and formulations are fully synthetic.
There are two formulations:
- Mercedes 229.5 5w40 - for all diesels without DPFs, which includes everything up to and including the 2006 E320 CDI
- Mercedes 229.51 5w30 - low SAPS formulation to protect DPFs. For all 2007+ models, especially "BlueTEC" models.
It is also extremely reasonably priced at under $8 per quart. Compare this to BMW or VW/Audi oils which are often priced at over $10 each, so we're thrilled to see that Mercedes chose to make oil changes more affordable, not less.
We have added these oils to all our Mercedes oil change kits
. Our oil change kits are broken up by engine code. If you don't know your engine code, simply hop onto IDParts.com and enter your Mercedes year and model into the selection at the top of the page!