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      08-03-2019, 08:46 AM   #31
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Different laws. Same oil. In the US, they are allowed to call it "full synthetic", it Germany, they can't, because it is largely Group 3 synthetic. (Hydrocarbon based)

If you want a real full synthetic, get the Motul, which is Group 4 and Group 5. (PAO and ester). If it is called a full synthetic in Germany, it's the real deal.
So is the BMW-branded synthetic the real deal?
It is made by Shell. They largely use a process that uses natural gas, which would make it a Group 3, or hydrocarbon based.
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