Originally Posted by Wires
Yes, that is fine. You don't need to run 15,000 mile change intevals, so long life is irrelevant. And it's about 1/3 the cost of the magic BMW oil.
+1 ... I agree with this...to date, I have 137K on my car and all I used is Mobil 1 5w-30full synthetic & Castrol 5w-30 syntec since when my car was brand new. None of them had the bmw long life designation.
I change the oil & filter every 7500 miles. So far so good..