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MB229.5 Specification

Mercedes have tested a small number of oils and have approved them for use on their cars.

Modification Details




MB229.5 What Does It Mean?

Mercedes test a bunch of different oils from various manufacturers to make sure that it'll be OK in their cars.

They check for correct advertised viscosity, base oil type (synthetic, semi synthetic or mineral),
ACEA rating and API rating (Standard European and American approval),
SAPS ratings (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous, Sulphur) for cars with DPFs.

They ensure that they can lubricate properly using a few pieces of test equipment like a Falex tester.

Why Do They Have This Standard?

This standard was put in place so that the Mercedes garages all over the world were given a set choice.
Given that most of the Mercedes garages in the world are franchises, the majority (if given the chance)
would increase profit by using the cheapest oil they could possibly get. The cheapest oil would almost
certainly be shit and would probably still have chips floating in it.

This way, Mercedes could monitor the situation and ensure that warranty work isn't being
done because garages were using crap oil which was breaking the customer's car.

Do I Have To Choose From This List?

No. Their oil testing doesn't seem to be very indepth. Good oil companies simply aren't going to make crap oils and try to sell them as good oils. They be found out very quickly. There are plenty of very good but untested oils, many of them out performing the oils recommended by smart. Royal Purple being one such manufacturer.

Mobil1 Oil Is Best Though Right?

No, it's not very good when compared to many that didn't make the list. The reason that Mercedes push Mobil1
so much is advertising. Up until Petronas turned up, the Mercedes F1 cars were plastered with Mobil1 adverts.
So either they were duty bound to promote the oils or Mercedes got the oil very cheap.

MB229.5 List

Product Name 0W-30 0W-40 5W-30 5W-40 Location
Mercedes-Benz Genuine Engine Oil MB 229.5 x Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Deutschland
Mercedes-Benz PKW-Synthetic Motorenöl MB 229.5 x x Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Deutschland
MB 229.5 Motorenöl A 000 989 83 01 x x Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Deutschland
Premium Synthetik Motorenöl x Daimler AG, Stuttgart/Deutschland
8100 X-cess MOTUL SAE 5W40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
ADDINOL SUPER LIGHT 0540 x Addinol Lube Oil GmbH, Leuna/Deutschland
ADDINOL SUPER POWER MV 0537 x Addinol Lube Oil GmbH, Leuna/Deutschland
AeroShell Oil Diesel Ultra x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
AKTUAL FULLY SYNTH 5W-40 x PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL, VILLASTELLONE (Torino)/ITALY
Alpine RS 0W40 x Mitan Mineralöl GmbH, Ankum/Deutschland
ARAL HIGH TRONIC M SAE 5W-40 x Aral Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg/Deutschland
ARAL SUPER TRONIC G x Aral Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg/Deutschland
ARAL SuperSynth x Aral Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg/Deutschland
arexons 3X B4 x PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL, VILLASTELLONE (Torino)/ITALY
ASTRIS MAGIS SAE 5W-30 x Astris S.A., GIORNICO/Schweiz
ASTRIS MAGIS SAE 5W-40 x Astris S.A., GIORNICO/Schweiz
ASTRO BOY X-PRO 5W40 x Kawada Holdings Co. Ltd., Hong Kong/HONG KONG
AVIA SPS PLUS x AVIA Genossenschaft Schmierstoffe, ZÜRICH/Schweiz
AVIASYNTH 5W-40 x Avia Mineralöl-AG, München/Deutschland
Biloxxi 5W-30 x MCC Trading Deutschland GmbH, Düsseldorf/Deutschland
BOOSTER 600 PLUS FULLY SYNTHETIC x Additive Products (M) Sdn Bhd, Petaling, Selangor D.E./MALAYSIA
bp superV Plus 5W-40 x BP p.l.c., LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
bp Visco 5000 5W-30 x BP p.l.c., LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Caltex Havoline Fully Synthetic E x Chevron Global Lubricants, GENT/ZWIJNAARDE/BELGIUM
Castrol EDGE 0W-30 A3/B4 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol Edge 0W-40 A3/B4 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A3/B4 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol Edge 5W-40 A3/B4 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol EDGE Professional A3 0W-30 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol EDGE Professional A3 0W-40 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol Edge Professional A3 5W-30 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol EDGE PROFESSIONAL A3 5W-40 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol EDGE TITANIUM 5W-40 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Castrol Magnatec Professional A3 5W-40 x Castrol Limited, SWINDON/UNITED KINGDOM
CEPSA star 5W40 SYNTHETIC x CEPSA COMERCIAL PETROLEO S.A., Madrid/SPAIN
CHAMPION ECO FLOW 0W40 FE x Champion Chemicals N.V., BELGIUM/BELGIUM
Chevron Havoline Synthetic Motor Oil x Chevron Global Lubricants, GENT/ZWIJNAARDE/BELGIUM
Divinol syntholight MBX SAE 5W-30 x Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, Eislingen/Deutschland
EKO MEGATRON SYNTHETIC 5W-30 x EKO A.B.E.E., MARONSI, ATHENS/GREECE
ELF Evolution 900 FT 0W-30 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
ELF Evolution 900 FT 0W-40 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
ELF Evolution 900 FT 5W-40 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Elf Excellium Full-Tech 5W-30 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Elf Excellium Full-Tech 5W-40 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Engen Xtreme Syn 5W-40 x Engen Petroleum Ltd., JOHANNESBURG 2000/REPUBLIC of SOUTHAFRICA
Engine Armour SAE 5W-40 x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
eni i-Sint 0W-40 x ENI S.p.A. - Refining & Marketing Division, ROM/ITALY
eni i-Sint PC 4AM 5W-30 x Eni S.p.A., Refining & Marketing Division, ROME/ITALY
eni i-Sint PC 4AM 5W-40 x ENI S.p.A. - Refining & Marketing Division, ROM/ITALY
ENOC PROTEC X-TREME 5W 40 x ENOC International Sales L.L.C., DUBAI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
EVOLUTION OEM Series I 5W-30 x TOP 1 Oil Products, San Mateo, CA/USA
EVOLUTION OEM Series I 5W-40 x TOP 1 Oil Products, San Mateo, CA/USA
Fastroil Premium Plus SAE 5W-40 x HILL Corporation, Shymkent/KAZAKHSTAN
Fuchs TITAN Supersyn LONGLIFE 5W-40 x Fuchs Petrolub AG, Mannheim/Deutschland
Fuchs TITAN Supersyn LONGLIFE SAE 0W-30 x Fuchs Petrolub AG, Mannheim/Deutschland
Fuchs TITAN Supersyn LONGLIFE SAE 0W-40 x Fuchs Petrolub AG, Mannheim/Deutschland
G-Energy F Synth 5W-30 x Gazpromneft-Lubricants LTD, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
G-Energy F Synth 5W-40 x Gazpromneft-Lubricants LTD, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
G-Energy Service Line MS 5W-30 x Gazpromneft-Lubricants LTD, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
GALP FÓRMULA XLD SAE 5W-40 x Petróleos de Portugal, Petrogal S.A, Lissabon/PORTUGAL
GT Extra Synt x Volgaresurs Co., Ltd., Serpuchov/RUSSIA
Gulf Formula GMX x Gulf Oil International, London/ENGLAND
Gulf Formula GX x x Gulf Oil International, London/ENGLAND
HIGH STAR SAE 5W-40 x Addinol Lube Oil GmbH, Leuna/Deutschland
HILL Super SM/CF x HILL Corporation, Shymkent/KAZAKHSTAN
IDEMITSU EXTREME 0W-30 x Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Tokyo/JAPAN
IDEMITSU ZEPRO EURO SPEC x Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Tokyo/JAPAN
INA Ultra Sint 5W-30 x INA MAZIVA Ltd., ZAGREB/CROATIA
LIQUI MOLY 5W-40 LEICHTLAUF HIGH TECH x Liqui Moly GmbH, Ulm/Deutschland
LIQUI MOLY PRO-ENGINE M900 x Liqui Moly GmbH, Ulm/Deutschland
LIQUI MOLY Special Tec LL x Liqui Moly GmbH, Ulm/Deutschland
LOTOS SYNTHETIC PLUS SAE 5W40 x Grupa Lotos SA., GDANSK/POLAND
LOTOS SYNTHETIC TURBODIESEL PLUS 5W40 x Grupa Lotos SA., GDANSK/POLAND
LUBREX API SL/CF 5W-40 x LUBREX FZC, SHARJAH/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
LubriGold Full Synthetic 5W-40 x Warren Oil Company, Inc., WEST MEMPHIS, AR 72303-2048/USA
LUKOIL GENESIS 5W-30 x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
LUKOIL GENESIS 5W-40 x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
LUKOIL GENESIS POLAR 0W-30 x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
LUKOIL GENESIS POLAR 0W-40 x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
LUKOIL LUXE MC x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
LUKOIL LUXE SYNTHETIC x OOO LLK-International, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
master oil v-tec Premium 0W-40 x Interparts Autoteile GmbH, Stuttgart/Deutschland
megol Motorenoel High Condition x Meguin GmbH & Co. KG Mineraloelwerke, Saarlouis/Deutschland
megol Motorenoel Quality x Meguin GmbH & Co. KG Mineraloelwerke, Saarlouis/Deutschland
MEISTERÖL 5W-30 LL x EPRO GmbH, Ulm/Deutschland
Mitan Alpine RS 0W-40 x Mitan Mineralöl GmbH, Ankum/Deutschland
Mobil 1 0W-40 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil 1 Formula M 5W-40 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil 1 New Life 0W-30 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil 1 New Life 0W-40 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel 0W-40 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil SHC Formula M 5W-30 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
MOBIL SUPER 3000 FORMULA M 0W-30 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil Super 3000 Formula M 5W-30 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
Mobil Super 3000 Formula M 5W-40 x Exxon Mobil Corporation, FAIRFAX, Virginia/USA
MOTOREX PROFILE M-XL 5W/40 x Bucher AG Langenthal, LANGENTHAL/Schweiz
MOTUL 8100 X-cess 5W-40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
MOTUL 8100 X-max 0W-40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
MOTUL EXPERT M 5W-40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
MOTUL H-TECH Prime SAE 5W40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
Motul Synergie Tech+ 5W40 x Motul , AUBERVILLIERS CEDEX/FRANCE
NASA SUPER DUTY VR 7.1 x Additive Products (M) Sdn Bhd, Petaling, Selangor D.E./MALAYSIA
Nordlub V-Synto HM x NORDLUB Deutschland GmbH, Buxtehude/Deutschland
OEST GIGANT SPEZIAL SAE 5W-40 x Georg Oest Mineralölwerk GmbH & Co KG, Freudenstadt/Deutschland
OMV BIXXOL premium NT SAE 5W-40 x LUKOIL Lubricants Austria GmbH, VIENNA/Österreich
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
Pennzoil Ultra Euro x x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5W-40 Full Synthetic x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
PENRITE HPR 5 5W-40 x Penrite Oil Company Pty Ltd, WANTIRNA SOUTH/AUSTRALIA
Pento High Performance 5W-30 x Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH, Wedel/Deutschland
PETRONAS SYNTIUM 7000 x PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL, VILLASTELLONE (Torino)/ITALY
PULSAR CR x PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL, VILLASTELLONE (Torino)/ITALY
Pzl Platinum European Formula Ultra x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
Q8 Formula Excel Long Life 5W-40 x Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait/KUWAIT
QS Q European Engine Ultra Diesel x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
QS Ultimate Durability European x x Pennzoil-Quaker State, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002/USA
RAVENOL HCL x Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH, Werther/Deutschland
RAVENOL VST VOLLSYNTH TURBO 5W-40 x Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH, Werther/Deutschland
real,- Quality GSR 5W-30 x real,- Handels GmbH, Düsseldorf/Deutschland
REPSOL ELITE Common Rail 5W30 x REPSOL LUBRICANTES Y ESPECIALIDADES, S.A., MOSTOLES (Madrid)/SPAIN
ROWE SYNT RS SAE 5W-30 HC-D x ROWE Mineralölwerk GmbH, Worms/Deutschland
ROWE SYNT RS SAE 5W-40 HC-D x ROWE Mineralölwerk GmbH, Worms/Deutschland
Shell Helix Diesel Ultra x x x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Diesel Ultra E x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix HX8 x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix HX8 C x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Ultra x x x x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Ultra AB x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Ultra C x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Ultra E x x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AB x Shell International Petroleum Company, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM
Sinopec Justar A3/B4-E x Lubricant Company, Sinopec Corp., Beijing/P. R. of CHINA
Sinopec Justar A3/B4-S x Lubricant Company, Sinopec Corp., Beijing/P. R. of CHINA
Sinopec Justar J700F-E x Lubricant Company, Sinopec Corp., Beijing/P. R. of CHINA
Sinopec Justar J700F-S x Lubricant Company, Sinopec Corp., Beijing/P. R. of CHINA
SPC SYN ACE SUPREME API SN x Singapore Petroleum Company Limited, SINGAPORE/SINGAPORE
SRS ViVA 1 Longlife x SRS Schmierstoff Vertrieb GmbH, Salzbergen/Deutschland
SynPower HST x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
SynPower motor oil x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
SynPower SAE 5W-30 motor oil x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
SYNTIUM 3000 x PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL, KUALA LAMPUR/MALAYSIA
TAMOIL SINT FUTURE RACING x Tamoil Italia S.p.A., MILANO/ITALY
TECAR Special M Motorenöl 5W-30 x Techno - Einkauf GmbH, Norderstedt/Deutschland
TESLA POLARIS FS 1120 SAE 5W 40 x Tesla Technoproducts FZE, DUBAI/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Texaco Havoline Synthetic x Chevron Global Lubricants, GENT/ZWIJNAARDE/BELGIUM
Texaco Havoline Ultra x x Chevron Global Lubricants, GENT/ZWIJNAARDE/BELGIUM
TNK Magnum Ultratec x RN-Lubricants, LLC, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
Total Quartz 9000 Energy 0W-30 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Total Quartz 9000 Energy 0W-40 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Total Quartz 9000 Energy 5W-30 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
Total Quartz 9000 Energy 5W-40 x Total Lubrifiants, PARIS la Defense Cedex/FRANCE
TRIATHLON FORMULA LL x Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Künzelsau/Deutschland
Valvoline SynPower 5W-40 x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
Valvoline SynPower HST x The Valvoline Company, LEXINGTON, KY/USA
Westfalen Gigatron 0W-40 x Westfalen AG, Münster/Deutschland
WOLF ECOTECH 0W40 FE x Wolf Oil Corporation N.V., HEMIKSEN/BELGIUM
YACCO VX 1000 LL SAE 5W-40 x Yacco SAS, ST PIERRE LES ELBEUF/FRANCE
YACCO VX 1600 0W30 x Yacco SAS, ST PIERRE LES ELBEUF/FRANCE


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