How Long Do BMW Models Last?

BMW Models in Woods

According to Consumer Reports, most cars can make it into six-figure mileage with proper care, with the Department of Transportation highlighting that the average car on the road today is over 11 years old. But what about a BMW? How many miles do BMW models last? Expect to make it well past that 100,000-mile benchmark — auto dependability experts like Consumer Reports and J.D. Power place BMW above many competitors.

Is a BMW a Good Car?

Definitely. BMW vehicles are designed and produced with a high level of precision, requiring less frequent maintenance and repairs than some other brands. But you don’t need to take our word for it; impartial auto reviewers agree:

  • Consumer Reports: In 2018, a reliability study was done on over 500,000 vehicles to determine which vehicles can rack their mileage up with minimal issues. BMW placed above competitors like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, and Lincoln.
  • J.D. Power: A 2019 study (which has been conducted every year since 1989) measured problems experienced by original owners over a 12-month period in three-year-old vehicles. BMW was above the industry average in this study.
  • iSeeCars: The BMW M6 is on a top 10 list from iSeeCars of the Longest-Lasting Sports Cars, with some of them lasting over 200,000 miles. So if you are worried that a high-performance M6 is a rash purchase, worry no more.

Tips for Making Your BMW Last Longer

Before you purchase a BMW, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Get the features you want. Purchase a car that you will still love in 10 years or more.
  2. Get the latest safety technology. Rearview cameras, blind-spot warning, electronic stability control, etc. can help you avoid accidents and ensure your vehicle is still in good shape years from now.

If you already own a BMW, get the most out of it around Bloomington roads with these tips:

  1. Routine maintenance. Sticking to the recommended maintenance schedule in your vehicle’s owner’s manual is absolutely essential.
  2. Genuine BMW Parts. Use OEM parts, right down to the BMW engine oil, for replacements and repairs is to increase the longevity of your car.
  3. Inspections between service intervals. Inspect your vehicle about once a month for warning signs to avoid greater damage down the road.
  4. Regular cleaning. Regularly washing and waxing your BMW exterior can help prevent chipping, rust, and salt damage, and regularly cleaning the inside can reduce excess wear to the upholstery and carpets.
Mechanic Going Over Checklist with Driver

Find Your BMW in Bloomington

If you have more questions about BMW Service or the BMW warranty, don’t hesitate to contact BMW of Bloomington. If you are ready to find your next BMW, browse our inventory of new vehicles for sale near Normal and take home a reliable and high-quality luxury car today.

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