Product Comparison: Castrol EDGE 0W-30 (06244) vs Castrol EDGE 0W-40 (03101)

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General Specifications
EDGE 0W-30
EDGE 0W-40
About the Product
Castrol EDGE is three times stronger against viscosity breakdown than the leading synthetic and leading conventional oils.** The unique titanium technology physically changes the way oil behaves under extreme pressures doubling its film strength*, preventing oil from breaking down and reducing friction to maximize engine performance.
Is a full synthetic engine oil formulated with TITANIUM FST™, for prestige and high performance engines in both petrol and diesel passenger and light commercial vehicles, naturally aspirated or turbocharged.
Key Specs
SAE Viscosity Grade
Engine Type
Diesel / Gazoline
Diesel / Gazoline
1 quart(s)
5 quart(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Castrol EDGE 0W-30 (06244) Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Great oil, actual class IV synthetic.
  • It can be frustrating to find a readily-available motor oil in the United States which meets all factory warranty requirements such as BMW-LL01 and that Europeans, professional race teams, and oil experts would consider a "real synthetic".
  • I like Castrol products and have used them happily for over thirty years. There's no beating these new synthetics for longevity and performance.
  • Great product. Way better than mobil 1 synthetic oil. I have a K20 engine that burns engine oil; with GC, it still burns but much slower than mobil 1 does.
  • I buy this every year for my 01' trans Am WS6. Real Synthetic.
Castrol EDGE 0W-40 (03101) Synthetic
  • Im already on my second one with this oil. I don't feel a difference compared to the mobil1 but it seems to still run just as good.
  • Quality synthetic oil for my 2003 VW Passat with turbocharged engine. This engine requires a 5W40 or 0W40 synthetic oil due to the demands of the turbo.
  • Great product. Just what the doctor ordered for my Mercedes Benz 280.
  • Much less than original BMW OEM oil due to 5 quart bottle. This one is made in Belgium.
  • Cheap, high quality synthetic bmw approved oil, what is there not to like.
Size & Weight
9.4 in.
11.7 in.
9.2 in.
9.2 in.
7.9 in.
4 in.
12.38 lbs.
8.99 lbs.
Canister Material
Temperature Range
-76°F up to 410°F
-76°F up to 408°F
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01, Meets Ford WSS-M2C937-A, MB-Approval 229.3/ 229.5
Volkswagen 505 00/ 502 00
Porsche A40, VW 502 00/ 505 00
ACEA Classification
A3/B3, A3/B4
A3/B4, A3/B3
API Classification
Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure
Maximises short and long term engine performance, Improves engine efficiency, independently qualified, Delivers unsurpassed levels of protection across a variety of driving conditions and temperatures, Reduces engine deposits to help maximise engine response
What customers say about "Features"
Castrol EDGE 0W-30 (06244) Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
  • I use this oil in a turbo BMW. Mobil 0w-40 is no longer BMW LL-01 approved and BMW recommends Castrol.
  • Excellent price for this superior oil, which is one of the very few that appears on BMW's "approved" oils, meeting their performance standards.
  • It's not officially approved by BMW, but my BMW dealership said it's fine. Might be better used in cooler months since it's 0W-30 versus 5W-30, but not likely an issue.
  • If I’m not mistaken, it is the 0w-40 that is listed in the manual as an acceptable replacement and not the 0w-30.
  • Oil temps are about 5-10 deg cooler when running this oil vs the BMW oil from the dealer. I believe it runs a bit thicker than most 30 weight oils.
Castrol EDGE 0W-40 (03101) Synthetic
  • BMW approved LL-01 oil. You don't have to pay a fortune to get a good synthetic motor oil.
  • Nevertheless, this is a fantastic oil with many approvals, including BMW LL-01 which the new Mobil 1 0W-40 appears that have dropped. PAO base oil at a great price.
  • Fresh oil change tends to quiet my ticking valves as well, although it could be temperature related. 160k on the clock and still running like a champ. Also, I feel better knowing that it's BMW approved (Longlife-01).
  • Perfect for my e90. Mobile1 is no longer LL01 approved, and this is what out cars ask for.
  • The OIL put into your German engines .. only European formula approved you will notice the difference right a way
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