How Long Do BMW Models Last?

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Vehicles are lasting longer than ever, but even so, you may have concerns about vehicle longevity before making a final decision on such an important investment. According to Consumer Reports, a recent article stated that “almost any car can make it well into six-figure territory with proper care.” Back in 2006, the average age of all vehicles on the road was 8 years or 150,000 miles according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Now, the average age has reached over 11 years. If you are in the market for a brand new BMW, you may have questions about BMW reliability and how it stacks up to other luxury brands in the segment. How many miles do BMW models last? Kuni BMW discusses BMW reliability and more in the guide below.


Is a BMW a Good Car?

Yes, BMW vehicles are certainly considered good cars. It’s easy to see why they are so popular with drivers around Portland and Tigard. While BMW repairs can be on the pricier side due to the need for imported parts, you can expect less frequent repairs because of the quality work and precision that goes into expertly crafting a BMW vehicle. Below you will find a few recent studies that illustrate BMW reliability:

  • Consumer Reports: How many miles do BMW models last? In 2018, 500,000 vehicles were evaluated in a reliability study to see which brands reported the fewest amount of issues after racking up miles on the odometer. BMW placed as the 8th most reliable in a list of 29 brands. This set it above other luxury rivals such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, and Lincoln.
  • J.D. Power: A 2019 study looked at the amount of vehicle issues experienced by original owners over a 12-month period in three-year-old vehicles. BMW placed well above the industry average.
  • iSeeCars: If a high-performance vehicle is on your list, you can feel confident that you are making a solid choice. The BMW M6 made the top 10 list from iSeeCars of the Longest-Lasting Sports Cars.

Is BMW a Good Used Car to Buy?

A common question we hear at Kuni BMW is, “Is BMW a good used car to buy?” The answer to this question is also yes! Why buy a used BMW? There are many benefits of buying a used BMW, which makes the brand an excellent investment.

  • In most cases, a used BMW will cost several thousand dollars less than a brand new model. As mentioned above, BMW reliability is quite good, so you can feel confident that your new-to-you BMW will run smoothly for many years to come.
  • BMW offers a certified pre-owned program, and these vehicles offer unique advantages compared to traditional used cars. CPO models must meet strict manufacturer standards and are thoroughly inspected for quality. They are also backed by warranty coverage.
  • You have a more diverse selection when buying used. BMW is at the forefront of automotive technology, so even if you buy a used BMW that is a couple of years old, it will often have features that are just starting to appear in vehicles from other automakers.

Find Your BMW in Beaverton

After learning more about BMW reliability, we’re sure that you can feel completely confident behind the wheel of any vehicle in the BMW lineup. Why not see these stellar vehicles up close? Visit Kuni BMW today to set up a test drive. We’re just a short trip from Lake Oswego. You can also contact us if you have any questions.

 

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