2014 BMW 328i Engine Oil Capacity

A 2014 BMW 328i takes 5.3 quarts of 5W-30 fully synthetic oil. This guide will walk you through an oil change for your 328i.
Written by Rachel Rigolino
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
A 2014 BMW 328i’s oil capacity is 5.3 quarts of 5W-30 fully synthetic oil. When changing your oil, you’ll want to replace the filter as well. 
The 2014 BMW 328i is a classic, luxury car that balances sporty performance with stylish looks. To keep it running in top condition, you’ll need to regularly change the oil. You can easily 
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2014 BMW 328i engine oil capacity. 

The 2014 BMW 328i’s oil capacity is 5.3 quarts of 5W-30 fully synthetic motor oil. 
When looking at oil grades, the first number (0) indicates the viscosity (thickness) of the oil when first starting your car in cold temperatures. The second number (30) is the oil’s viscosity after your car has been running for a while. 
It’s important to use the manufacturer's recommendation because another motor oil could ruin your engine.  

What kind of oil does a 2014 BMW 328i need?

Your BMW’s engine is designed to take fully synthetic oil, so it’s not advised to use conventional oil just because it’s cheaper.
Synthetic oils typically have a higher-quality oil base, which means you can go longer between oil changes. 
There are many 5W-30 fully synthetic oils on the market, so choosing one could be overwhelming. Here is a list of recommended products:

How often to change oil on a 2014 BMW 328i 

When your 328i was new, you likely could go between 7,500-10,000 miles between oil changes with synthetic oil. (Your BMW’s owner’s manual may even recommend changing the oil every 15,000 miles!) However, because the 2014 model is considered an older vehicle, don’t wait that long, especially if your car has a lot of miles on the engine. To prolong your 328i’s engine life, plan on changing the oil in your 2014 model every 5,000 miles.
To be safe, commit to checking the oil in your 2014 BMW every other time you fill up fuel. Look for the following signs that you need to change your oil: 
  • Black or dark brown oil 
  • Gritty feeling or coarse oil
  • A burning smell
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How to change your oil and oil filter

If you decide to change the oil in your 328i yourself, you’ll need some essential car tools and supplies, as outlined below: 
  •  5.3 quarts of 5W-30 fully synthetic oil
  • A 2014 BMW 328i oil filter with O-rings 
  • Oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter
  • Oil funnel
  • Ratchet so that you can unscrew the drain plug
  • A new crush washer for re-installing the drain plug
  • A drain pan or bucket for collecting the used oil
  • Paper towels and cardboard to protect your car (and garage floor) from oil stains; a plastic bag to put the old filter in
  • Jack stand (or Rhino ramps) and wheel chocks to secure your 328i
Make sure you can park your 328i in a level area. If the engine is cold, start your BMW, letting it run for 5-7 minutes. This will help the old oil flow out more easily. Then, do the following: 
  • After the engine has warmed up, pull up on your plastic wheel ramps and shut off the engine, being careful to put your vehicle in park, with the emergency brake on. Place the wheel chocks behind the rear wheels.
  • If you don’t have wheel ramps, turn off the engine, put your emergency brake on, and put your 328i up on jack stands. Again, secure your car by using wheel chocks.
  • Slide under the car and locate the flap that hides the drain plug. Using a flathead screwdriver, pop off the flap.
  • Place your oil collection bucket under the drain plug. You may also want to place some cardboard underneath the bucket or pan.
  • Ratchet off the drain plug and allow the oil to drain.
  • After the old oil has fully drained out, replace the drain bolt using a new crush washer. Tighten to the torque spec. Then replace the protective flap. 
  • Pop the hood to remove the oil filter. You may want to place paper towels around the area of the engine near the oil filter so that you do not dirty the engine when lifting out the filter.
  • Take out the oil filter and unscrew it from the oil filter cap. Place the old oil filter into the plastic bag so that it does not get oil all over your engine (or garage floor).
  • Install the new oil filter and O-rings. Clean off any excess oil on the oil cap. 
At this point, you’ll want to check for leaks and also check your oil levels. To do this, start your 328i’s engine and let it run for a few minutes. Then, turn it off and check underneath the car for leaks and use the dipstick to see if you need to add a bit more oil.
The final step is to dispose of your used oil. Rather than pour the oil into the ground or place it into your regular trash, you’ll need to take it to a place where it can be recycled. Fortunately, most states require that garages and oil retailers must accept used motor oil. 

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