How Long Do BMW Models Last?

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When shopping for a new car, a top concern for many drivers is how long the vehicle they choose will last. In a 2019 article, Consumer Reports studied how many miles cars can last, and this source concluded: “almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.” Vehicles are lasting longer than ever, thanks to advancements in automotive technology. According to the Department of Transportation, the average age of all cars on the road is over 11 years, compared to about 8 years or 150,000 miles in 2006. If you are interested in a new BMW, you may be wondering how the brand compares. How many miles do BMWs last? Tulley BMW of Manchester has the details on BMW reliability and much more. 

Is a BMW a Good Car?

Are BMWs good cars? The answer to this question is definitely yes! Some drivers may be concerned about the cost of BMW maintenance due to imported parts, but because BMW vehicles are crafted so precisely using only the highest quality components, they usually do not require as many repairs as some of the other brands on the market today. BMW reliability has been studied by several leading industry experts. Here is what they have found:

  • 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. Out of the 29 brands that were studied, BMW placed in the top 10 at number 8. The brand performed better than luxury 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. Once again, BMW shined and remained above the industry average. 
  • iSeeCars: iSeeCars created their list of the Longest-Lasting Sports Cars. Some of these impressive models can last well over 200,000 miles. The BMW M6 placed on this top 10 list. 

Prolong the Life of Your BMW

If you want to keep your BMW in pristine condition for as long as possible, there are several ways to do so. The tips below can help you be happy with your purchase for many years to come:

  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. will help you avoid accidents.
  3. Get a second opinion. If you are considering a used BMW, make sure an independent mechanic takes a look at the car before signing on the dotted line.

If you already own a BMW, find out how many miles it can last on Auburn roads with these tips:

  1. Routine maintenance. If you want your vehicle operating at peak performance, stick to the maintenance schedule that was recommended by the automaker. 
  2. Genuine BMW Parts. Don’t gamble on quality with aftermarket parts. Always use genuine BMW parts directly from the manufacturer. 
  3. Inspections between service intervals. It is a good idea to perform a monthly inspection of your vehicle. That way, small problems can be caught early before turning into major issues. 
  4. Regular cleaning. Don’t ignore the exterior of your vehicle. Washing it regularly can help prevent damage from the elements. 

Learn More with Tulley BMW of Manchester

At Tulley BMW of Manchester, we would be happy to further discuss BMW’s reliability and why a BMW should be at the top of your list. Peruse our inventory online and set up a test drive by appointment. Once you get behind the wheel in Manchester, you will instantly see why BMW has become a leader in the automotive industry.

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