2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test


2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: First Service

May 1, 2014

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

Our 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo has only been with us since late February, and already it's got over 8,000 miles on its odometer. It's also just called for its first oil change.

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

We got the "10 miles until service" warning on the instrument panel on the way home. By the next morning when we dropped it off at BMW of Santa Monica, it read "Service Due Since 30mi." Sheesh, judge much?

We showed up at the dealership without an appointment and that was no trouble at all. The car required an oil change, scope, a software update (the advisor wasn't aware of anything driver-facing that would change with this update) and a TSB for a water drain grommet that could, maybe, leak.

It took them about 4 hours to have everything settled and give us a call. Total cost: $0.00 thanks to BMW's free maintenance which is available for 4 years or 50,000 miles.

Mike Magrath (@Mike_Magrath), Features Editor @ 8,013 miles

Comments

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    "Service due since 10 miles"?!?!? The BMW German to English translator should be fired... Also neither 10 or 30 miles is an adequate distance before an oil change warning. What if you were on a road trip? It should start at least 500 miles before the calc mileage for an oil change. Specially when they are about 8k to 15k miles apart...

  • dgcamero dgcamero Posts:

    BMW is a maximum of 10k miles on service intervals these days, like pretty much every other automaker. Thank you Mobil 1 and Castrol for your cost reduced oils.

  • azsoonerfan azsoonerfan Posts:

    banhugh, Edmunds went 10 miles (finally 30) OVER the time for the indicated oil change. The car would have indicated an oil change coming due for quite some time now

  • mnorm1_ mnorm1_ Posts:

    So...for over $50k you get a $30,000 car and 5-7 free oil changes. What a deal.

  • banhugh banhugh Posts:

    Azsoonerfan, thanks! That makes more sense but still the display message "Service due since 10 miles" is ridiculously awful.

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