What Type of Oil is Best for the Porsche Panamera?

fresh oil being poured during an oil change

When it’s time to change the oil in your Porsche Panamera, you should always use synthetic oil with the correct viscosity.  This will ensure that your Panamera will operate at optimal levels for the performance and durability that Porsche is known for.

Porsche recommends the factory-installed Mobil 1™ brand synthetic motor oil.  Mobil 1 New Life 0W-40 is the recommended oil for new Panameras, though your service technician may recommend switching to Mobil Super 3000 X1 5W-40 oil once the engine has been run in. This largely depends on the climate you’ll drive your Porsche in and whether you’ll be taking your Panamera on the track.

Generally, any oil that has 0W-40 or 5W-40 viscosity and meets Porsche A40 standards can be used. The Panamera uses 11.9 quarts (11.3 liters) of motor oil.

The oil you use in your Panamera should meet Porsche A40 standards

The Panamera will remain a top performing vehicle as long as the right synthetic oil is used consistently.  Synthetic oil is ideal to protect Porsche engines.  

Synthetic oil differs from regular motor oil in several ways.  Synthetic oil is thoroughly refined and even distilled.Crude oil is broken down into its most basic molecules, and  the impurities  found in abundance in regular, non-synthetic oils are removed.

While it is true that most synthetic oils are actually a blend of the synthetic mixture and mineral oils, it is still far superior in terms of preventative maintenance compared to purely non-synthetic blends.

As a high-performance, top-quality automobile, the Porsche Panamera  should be treated with only the best oil. Owners should invest in synthetic oil blends to keep their Panamera in pristine condition. The cylinders should be well lubed to allow the pistons to move smoothly  to reach optimum RPMs with little to no wear or damage.  You could invalidate your warranty if you use an oil that isn’t recommended for your Panamera.

Read more about synthetic oil at Mobil Oil, and subscribe to The Auto Gallery newsletter for further information on how to keep your Porsche in immaculate condition.

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