Originally Posted by straightcashhomie
thanks everyone, I thought the one on the left was a bar lower than full, just seemed weird that there seems to be extra space there lol
The bar graph on the dash is meant to emulate the area on a traditional mechanical dipstick has where the oil level is in the safe range between the upper mark (Max.) and lower mark (Min.). On some dipsticks it is the "hatchmark" area. On most BMW mechanical dipsticks it is the area between the lower line and upper line. The bar graph is showing the quantity (level) of the top quart (i.e. the 7th quart) of oil in the sump.