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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:46 PM
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Hello all, I have a 2005 645CI and I love it, however it's got 82,000 miles on it. I need to get a tune up which I've read there is an inspection II that can cost from $500-$800 at the dealership. My car has not had any major issues with it. My question is do these vehicles really last for over 300,000 miles? Should I think about upgrading it or hang on to it? This is my first BMW and I love it, just trying to find it's life expectancy.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:36 AM
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BMWs were never ever known to be light on maintenance, several years ago that is. Back then you could not change oils, misc fluids, filters, rubber parts often enough according to the dealer. Then in 1997 BMW marketing pulled a brilliant move with extended oil change intervals and no charge maintenance for 4year / 50k. That changed people's perception, but the fact is that BMWs need TLC especially as they get older. You can perform everything in an inspection II yourself for much less $$$ but if you don't wrench yourself and can't stomach mechanic bills, then it's not a car you will like as it ages.

Any car needs maintenance to make it to 300k miles. I can vouch for several BMWs making it well into 200k mile territory. I have had a 2002, a 635csi, and 318is that went to about 250k before I sold them, but it took maintenance and replacement parts. I am lucky enough to have three BMWs with low miles, but I plan on keeping them for the long haul so they get more maintenance than BMW recommends today.


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Old 01-24-2014, 06:20 AM
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Thanks so much....
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:10 AM
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The spark plugs are set to be changed at 100k miles. Many of us have changed them sooner, with good results. There are only a couple of the rear cylinders that can be challenging. The spark plugs can be picked up at most auto parts store, much cheaper than BMW. You could either have a Bosch or NGK plug. These cost around 7.00 each at most stores. There should be a DIY in that section.

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:05 PM
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Hello all, I have a 2005 645CI and I love it, however it's got 82,000 miles on it. I need to get a tune up which I've read there is an inspection II that can cost from $500-$800 at the dealership. My car has not had any major issues with it. My question is do these vehicles really last for over 300,000 miles? Should I think about upgrading it or hang on to it? This is my first BMW and I love it, just trying to find it's life expectancy.
Man you are lucky. How long have you had your car. Ever since my car went out of warranty I have paid thousands of dollars in repairs. I have a 2005 645ci

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:02 PM
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I got my car May 2011, I've had to pay for an alternator & the sensor for the convertible top so far...


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Old 01-24-2014, 10:25 PM
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I got my car May 2011, I've had to pay for an alternator & the sensor for the convertible top so far...


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Yep, I had to get a new alternator too. I am debating getting another extended warranty, just worried that they won't pay their claims.


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Old 01-24-2014, 11:39 PM
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I have an extended warranty through USAA, haven't had to use it yet... Some ppl say they're not worth it..


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Old 01-27-2014, 03:11 PM
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I have an extended warranty through USAA, haven't had to use it yet... Some ppl say they're not worth it..


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How much did you pay & for how long? I heard on this forum that quite a few have Autopom & haven't had much trouble having covered repairs paid.


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Old 01-29-2014, 08:07 AM
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Mine was like 2,100 for 24 months or 24,000 miles...



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Old 01-29-2014, 09:54 AM
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:58 AM
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I got it. Thanks Dr. Bop


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BMWs were never ever known to be light on maintenance, several years ago that is. Back then you could not change oils, misc fluids, filters, rubber parts often enough according to the dealer. Then in 1997 BMW marketing pulled a brilliant move with extended oil change intervals and no charge maintenance for 4year / 50k. That changed people's perception, but the fact is that BMWs need TLC especially as they get older. You can perform everything in an inspection II yourself for much less $$$ but if you don't wrench yourself and can't stomach mechanic bills, then it's not a car you will like as it ages.

Any car needs maintenance to make it to 300k miles. I can vouch for several BMWs making it well into 200k mile territory. I have had a 2002, a 635csi, and 318is that went to about 250k before I sold them, but it took maintenance and replacement parts. I am lucky enough to have three BMWs with low miles, but I plan on keeping them for the long haul so they get more maintenance than BMW recommends today.


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Got that right. Google "Mike Miller's Old School BMW Maintenance" and you'll see how often service was performed before BMW released their no-cost maintenance program.
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I have had that PDF saved on my desktop for years and I emailed him a couple of times in regards to trouble with those oldies...
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