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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 01-16-2017, 08:26 PM
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M235i 2015 - worth extended maintenance plan?

Just bought today. 28k miles, 8 speed auto, certified pre-owned (previously a lease car). I paid all upfront. Clock on warranty and maintenance plans started on March 2015.

Plan to drive ~13-14000 miles a year. Daily driver with 40 mile daily round trip commute with some spirited weekend driving.

Factory maintenance plan ends: March 2019 or 50k miles
Factory +CPO warranty together ends: March 2021 or 100k miles

System says front brakes need replacing in 14k miles, rear in 15k miles.
- Left front brake: 7mm pad, 29.5mm rotor
- Left rear brake: 8mm pad, 23mm rotor
- Right rear brake: 8mm pad, 21.4mm rotor
- Right front brake: 7mm pad, 29.4mm rotor

Based on miles I drive, sounds like I could get the brakes replaced under original factory maintenance plan. Is it worth getting the extended maintenance plan (lasts until March 2021 or 100k miles)? It will cost $2895.

Seems to me like it doesn't make sense to get the extended maintenance, unless I'm missing something.

It's my first BMW, so very happy to join the club. Drives like a dream.

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Old 01-17-2017, 05:34 AM
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Assuming you are not planning on doing brakes yourself, there is no reason not to use a qualified indy. The last time I did my brakes (all around on my 335d) I was able to get performance parts (drilled and slotted rotors, cool carbon pads) for around $600. I see that I can get a set of Brembo pads and rotors for $225 per axle on sale online now, so that price is good. It took me about 3 hours, though a mechanic could probably do <2, so call labor around $250 to be safe.

So, does the maintenance plan cost more than $850? Seeing that it is almost $3000 this is a no-brainer.

Granted if you insist on having a dealer do your brakes you are going to pay way more than $850, but then again, the estimated life you get from the car's display is not generally accurate so you may not need brakes for longer than it says.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:59 AM
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Got it - I think I'd have to get my brakes done at the dealership or else it'd void the CPO warranty. And that'd run $5-6K since they'd be replacing the rotors and pads together.

So, brake jobs are currently covered under factory maintenance plan until 50K miles (which comes sooner than March 2019, based on me driving ~14k miles per year).

That would be another 22K miles from now. System says new front and rear brakes are needed in ~15K miles. I think BMW replaces brakes when the system says so, then I'm still covered under factory maintenance. Could there be that wide a margin of error?
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:16 AM
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I'm not sure the CPO warranty would be impacted by an indy brake job. For sure I hope it would not mean if you did your own brake job they could deny a blown transmission claim.

That said, I have not read the CPO fine print, as I have never had one. If it does require all maintenance at the dealer for it to remain in effect, that would make it worth a lot less to me.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:18 AM
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Got it, thanks doug. I'll doublecheck the verbiage on that - if it checks out like you said, then screw the extended maintenance plan. Thanks man, appreciate the help.

Here's what I could find so far from the BMW site, doesn't mention anything about voiding CPO by going indy:

"While you may elect to use a non-approved repair facility for maintenance or repairs, BMW is not obligated to pay for any such repairs (even if covered under the Certified Pre-Owned BMW Limited Warranty). To obtain service under the Certified Pre-Owned BMW Limited Warranty, the vehicle must be delivered to an authorized BMW center. Moreover, the Certified Pre-Owned BMW Limited Warranty does not cover additional expenses related to a breakdown such as, but not limited to, car rental, lodging expenses, loss of pay or telephone charges, except as covered by BMW Roadside Assistance."

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I don't think maintenance is transferable on newer BMW cars any longer? I have a 2016 and they made that clear. 2015's?


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I don't think maintenance is transferable on newer BMW cars any longer? I have a 2016 and they made that clear. 2015's?


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I don't think the factory maintenance plan transfers over for MY2015 cars.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:59 PM
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I just spoke with the dealership on the phone and they said it is transferrable if the car was sold CPO by BMW. It wouldn't be transferrable if it was a private party sale (or sold through a non BMW dealership).

Dealership said that if I didn't believe them, I could call any BMW service dept on Monday to see that my name should be on the free maintenance plan.

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