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BMW capped price servicing - cost, schedule & info

BMW offers a capped price servicing plan with a difference - owners need to pay for it before their car is touched by a mechanic

BMW buyers don't have a capped price servicing plan - but the company offers owners a different way of ensuring the costs are kept under control when it comes to maintenance. 

The BMW Service Inclusive plan requires customers to pre-pay for their servicing, allowing the cost to be covered off in finance or leasing packages and reducing the need for concern about paying for maintenance further down the track.

Service Inclusive is typically adopted over a five-year/80,000km plan, with reasonable costs involved in doing so (considering you're dealing with premium cars). BMW claims there are different packages available for different buyers, from three to 10 years, or between 40,000 and 200,000km.

There are varied levels of cover, though - the Service Inclusive Basic plan is what we're focused on here, and it includes typical consumables like oil, filters, brake fluid and spark plugs. There's a Service Inclusive Plus plan to cover brake pads and discs, as well as wiper blades and clutch components for manual models.

It's worth noting the BMW Service Inclusive Basic package (spanning three years/100,000km) is included as standard for the M5, the 6 Series, 7 Series and that's also the case for the performance-focused BMW M models - though the coverage of the plan is a little different. The brand's technological showcase - the BMW i8 - has a three-year/60,000km service plan included as standard with the purchase of the car. All of these models can be upgraded to the more comprehensive Service Inclusive Plus plan at an extra cost. 

With a longer period of cover than all of its luxury rivals, and the prices are surprisingly affordable. Trusting your car to tell you when it needs maintenance mightn’t be to all tastes, but the level of care is hard to ignore. 8/10

See the table below for the average cost per service for each of the models in the BMW range, but note there is no maintenance schedule applicable to each of the different variants listed, as the models run a "condition-based servicing" system, where the car will tell you when the next service is due.

Model Years Warranty No. of Years Capped Servicing Avg. Cost per Service (over 5 years) Total Capped Cost (over 5 years)
i3 3 5 Years / 80,000km $190.00 $950.00
1 Series 3 5 Years / 80,000km $293.00 $1,465.00
2 Series 3 5 Years / 80,000km $293.00 $1,465.00
X1 3 5 Years / 80,000km $310.00 $1,550.00
X2 3 5 Years / 80,000km $310.00 $1,550.00
X4 3 5 Years / 80,000km $350.00 $1,750.00
Z4 3 5 Years / 80,000km $313.00 $1,565.00
5 Series 3 5 Years / 80,000km $353.00 $1,765.00
6 Series GT 3 5 Years / 80,000km $353.00 $1,765.00
X5 3 5 Years / 80,000km $410.00 $2,050.00
X6 3 5 Years / 80,000km $410.00 $2,050.00

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