I remember a thread here and there where someone would insist their "L" took significantly more than the recommended 2.06 quarts and it started a pretty good debate. My intention is not to start one now, but I will tell you that mine takes 2.75 quarts to get it an inch from the top mark of the dipstick. First oil change I actually ended up putting a little more than that in to get it to the top mark (where I like it) when warm. I never had any smoking and in 700 miles I didn't lose any (there was a tiny amount in the bottom of the airbox that I noticed when I cleaned the air filter at the same time). I checked, double checked and checked again, but 2 quarts doesn't even get me on the dipstick. Just tossing that out there. PS Yes, I'm checking it according to the manual.