BMW refrigerant capacity chart: R134a and R1234yf

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Model
Year of manufacture
Type of coolant
Refrigerant quantity (g)
BMW 5 Series (F10/F11)
2010 –
R134a
850
BMW 750 L7 (E38) – Seiko compressor
1994 – 2001
R134a
1245 – 1295
BMW 8 Series (E31) – Denso compressor
1993 – 1999
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW 7 Series (E32) – Denso compressor
1993 – 1994
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW 6 Series (E63/E64) 630i/645Ci/650i engine: N52/N62/N53/S85
01.2004 – 2011
R134a
800 – 820
BMW 6 Series (F12/F13) 640i/650i engine: N55/N63
2011 –
R134a
850
BMW M4 (F82/F83)
2014 –
R134a
550
BMW I3 (I01) with heat pump
2013-31.08.13
R134a
970
BMW 5 Series (E60/61) 520d/525d/530d/535d
07.2003 – 2010
R134a
690 – 710
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (F07)
2009 –
R134a
850
BMW 7 Series (E32) – Seiko compressor
1993 – 1994
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW 7 Series (E65/E66)
2002 – 2005
R134a
800 – 820
BMW 7 Series (E38) – Seiko compressor
1994 – 09.1998
R134a
1185 – 1235
BMW 4 Series
07.2013
R134a
550
BMW X5 (E53)
2000 – 2007
R134a
430 – 450
BMW 1 Series (F20/21)
2011 –
R134a
550
BMW 3 Series (E30)
1992 – 1993
R134a
775 – 825
BMW 3 Series (F30/F31)
2012 –
R134a
550
BMW I3 (I01)
2013-31.08.13
R134a
750
BMW 725 tds (E38) – Seiko compressor
1996 – 2001
R134a
1185 – 1235
BMW 8 Series (E31) – Seiko Compressor
1993 – 1999
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW I3 (I01) with heat pump
01.09.2013 –
R1234yf
970
BMW M2 (F87)
2015 –
R134a
550
BMW X1 (E84)
2009 –
R134a
600
BMW X5 (E70) 3.5d/4.4i/3.0d/3.0Sd/3.0Si/4.8i/M
2007 –
R134a
690 – 710
BMW X6 (E71/E72) Active Hybrid Engine: N63
2009 –
R134a
925
BMW X6 (F06) Gran Coupe
06.2012 –
R134a
850
BMW Z3 – Seiko compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1997 – 2003
R134a
800 – 850
BMW Z8 (E52)
2000 – 2003
R134a
710
BMW 7-series (E32) – Denso compressor with air conditioning in the rear
1993 – 1994
R134a
1675 – 1725
BMW X3 (E83) 2.0d (N47)
2007 – 2010
R134a
690 – 710
BMW Z4 (E89) Sdrive 23i/30i/35i/35is
2009 –
R134a
550
BMW Mini / Mini Clubman / Mini Countryman (R56/57, R55, R60, R61)
2007 –
R134a
490
BMW Z3 – Denso compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1997 – 2003
R134a
800 – 850
BMW 3 Series (E46) petrol engine: M43/M43TU/M52/M54/N40/N42/S54
1998 – 2005
R134a
715 – 765
BMW 3 Series (E36) – Seiko Compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1993 – 2000
R134a
975 – 1025
BMW 3 Series (F30) Hybrid 3
2012 –
R134a
740
BMW 5-series (E39) – Seiko compressor
09.1998 – 2003
R134a
740 – 760
BMW 5 Series (E34) – Denso compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1993 – 1996
R134a
1450
BMW 525td/tds (E39) – Seiko compressor
09.1998 – 2003
R134a
1290 – 1310
BMW 530d (E39) – Seiko supercharger
1998 – 2003
R134a
670 – 690
BMW I8 (I12)
2014 –
R1234yf
630
BMW 1 Series (E81/82/87/88)
2004 – 2013
R134a
620
BMW 3 Series (E36) – Denso compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1993 – 2000
R134a
975 – 1025
BMW 3 Series (E46) Diesel Engine: M47/M47TU/M57
2001 – 2005
R134a
670 – 690
BMW 5-series (E39) – Seiko compressor
1996 – 09.1998
R134a
1200 – 1250
BMW 4 Series (F32/F33/F36)
2013 –
R134a
550
BMW 5 Series (E34) – Seiko compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1993 – 1996
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW 5-series (E34) – Seiko compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1993 – 1996
R134a
1450
BMW 7 Series (E32) – Seiko compressor with air conditioning in the rear
1993 – 1994
R134a
1675 – 1725
BMW 750 L7 (E38) – Seiko compressor with air conditioning in the rear
1994 – 2001
R134a
1375 – 1425
BMW 7 Series (E65/E66)
07.2005 – 2008
R134a
810
BMW 7 Series (F01/F02/F04) engine: N54/N63/N57/N74
10.2008 –
R134a
900
BMW Z3 – Seiko compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1997 – 2003
R134a
975 – 1025
BMW Z4 (E85)
2003 – 2005
R134a
730 – 750
BMW 2 Series (F22)
10.2013 –
R134a
550
BMW M3 (F80)
2014 –
R134a
550
BMW X3 (E83) 2.0i/2.5i/3.0i engine: M54/N46/N52K
2004 – 2010
R134a
730 – 750
BMW X5 (F15)
07.2013 –
R134a
675
BMW 3 Series (E36) – Denso compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1993 – 2000
R134a
800 – 850
BMW 3 Series (E90/E91/E92/E93) Denso compressor 7SEU17C
2005 – 2012
R134a
600
BMW 5 Series (E34) – Denso compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1993 – 1996
R134a
1525 – 1575
BMW 525td/tds (E39) – Seiko compressor
1996 – 09.1998
R134a
1185 – 1235
BMW 7 Series (E38) – Seiko compressor
09.1998 – 2001
R134a
670 – 690
BMW 5er-Serie (E60/61) 520i/523i/525i/530i/535i/540i/545i/550i/M5
07.2003 – 2010
R134a
800 – 820
BMW 7 Series (F01/F02/F04) engine: N54/N63/N57/N74 with rear air conditioning
10.2008 –
R134a
1000
BMW X3 (F25)
09.10.-
R134a
480
BMW X6 (E71/E72) 3.0dx/3.5dx/3.5ix/5.0ix/4.0d (M57T2/N54/N63/N57)
2008 –
R134a
690 – 710
BMW X3 (E83) 2.0d/3.0d engine: M47T2/M57TU
2004 – 2010
R134a
670 – 690
BMW Mini One / Cooper / Cooper S (R50/53)
2001 – 2009
R134a
405 – 425
BMW Z3 – Denso compressor (Condenser with round pipes)
1997 – 2003
R134a
975 – 1025
BMW I3 (I01)
01.09.2013 –
R1234yf
750
BMW 2 Series Convertible (F23)
10.2013 –
R134a
500
BMW 3 Series (E36) – Seiko Compressor (Condenser with flat pipes)
1993 – 2000
R134a
800 – 850
BMW 3 Series (F34) Gran Turismo
2013 –
R134a
550
Disclaimer: Data in this chart is provided with diligence but without liability for inaccuracies or omissions. We are not liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of this information. Use at your own risk.

BMW Refrigerant(freon) filling quantities.

Each vehicle model has a specific refrigerant capacity, which can be found in the owner’s manual or a professional service database. For accurate and environmentally safe servicing, always consult with a certified technician who uses the right tools and follows the latest industry standards.

Car refrigerant

When the scorching summer sun turns your vehicle into a mobile sauna, it’s the refreshing breeze from the air-conditioning system that comes to the rescue. This modern marvel of comfort relies heavily on a silent performer – the car refrigerant. This crucial fluid, which courses through the veins of your vehicle’s AC system, plays a pivotal role in banishing the heat. However, not all refrigerants are created equal, and understanding the differences is essential for ensuring a cool and comfortable drive.

R12, R134a, and R1234yf

The narrative of car refrigerants has seen many characters like R12, R134a, and R1234yf grace the stage over the years, each bringing its own merits to the table. R12, once a stalwart of the automotive realm, found favor in cars, trucks, and tractors. However, as the world woke up to the environmental perils it posed, R12 exited the stage, making way for its successor, R134a. This new protagonist, with its lower greenhouse gas emissions, quickly became the darling of environmentally-conscious drivers and vehicle manufacturers alike.

But the wheels of progress didn’t stop turning. The spotlight soon shifted to R1234yf, a modern-day hero boasting an even lower environmental impact than R134a. This newfound gem is gradually carving its niche in the automotive world, being incorporated into the air-conditioning systems of cars, trucks, and tractors, garnering accolades for its low global warming potential.

AC recharge requires a professional touch

While the evolution of refrigerants reflects the automotive industry’s stride towards eco-friendliness, it also underscores a vital dictum: the refrigerant type and filling capacity should be specified by the vehicle manufacturer. This isn’t a realm for DIY exploits. The intricacies involved in AC recharge require a professional touch. Venturing into this territory on your own could lead to a compromised AC system or, worse, a hefty repair bill.

The message is loud and clear – entrust the job of AC recharge to the professionals. They possess the expertise to ensure that the correct type and amount of refrigerant are used, as per the manufacturer’s specifications. This isn’t just about maintaining the cool ambiance of your vehicle; it’s about safeguarding the efficiency and longevity of the air-conditioning system.

Prepare for summer

In the grand tapestry of vehicle maintenance, understanding the role and nuances of car refridgerant is pivotal. So, the next time the summer sun blazes, ensure your vehicle’s A/C system is professionally recharged and ready to deliver that cool, refreshing respite. Your comfort, wallet, and the environment will be better off for it. Refrigerant (freon) filling quantity guides are an indispensable resource for ensuring your vehicle’s AC system operates efficiently.