2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Easy DIY Oil Change
April 22, 2014
Before we get too far into this, let me just say that I'm not sure how relevant this feature really is. I mean, how many 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo owners are ever going to change their own oil? Not many, I'd wager.
If they did they'd have no trouble reaching the top-mount cartridge style oil filter housing, which practically stares you in the face when you open the hood. Unlike our 2012 Jeep Wrangler, there's no cowering under the engine cover going on here. And the tightening torque spec is embossed right there on the cap. There's even a helpful arrow for those that haven't yet heard the "righty-tighty" rhyme.
Sadly, this state of affairs will go unappreciated. Lessees won't bother and owners won't need to for 4 years or 50,000 miles because of BMW's generous Ultimate Service Program, which even includes free brake service.
A few hardy souls might be tempted to go under the hood after that period passes, however, because it costs $2,495 to extend the free maintenance program out to 6 years or 100,000 miles.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 5,455 miles