Complete Guide to BMW’s M6 Maintenance

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BMW M6 Sedan Maintenance 2016 Prior

BMW M6 Maintenance Guide

This guide explains the following BMW maintenance plans for the 2016 and prior model year BMW M6:

  1. The complimentary BMW Maintenance Program, which is a 4-year or 50,000-mile maintenance plan offered for new BMWs
  2. The complimentary BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) maintenance plan offered for certified pre-owned BMW vehicles
  3. The optional, fee-based BMW Maintenance Program Upgrade, which allows owners to extend their complimentary maintenance plans for an additional 1 to 2 years

BMW Maintenance Plans for the BMW M6

BMW M6 Convertible Maintenance 2016 Prior

Refer to the chart below for the BMW M6 Models covered under the BMW maintenance plans:

BMW M6 Body StyleModels
CoupeM6 Coupe
ConvertibleM6 Convertible

BMW Maintenance Program

The BMW Maintenance Program is a complimentary maintenance plan offered for brand new BMWs for the initial 4-year or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The BMW Maintenance Program is based on the criteria set by the BMW Condition Based Service or CBS system. Owners may find information about the CBS system under the “Vihecle Status -> Service Required” tab via the BMW’s Center Console or iDrive. We will discuss this in detail in a little bit.

BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Maintenance Plan

For certified pre-owned BMWs, this maintenance plan provides coverage for an additional 2 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. The additional coverage sets in after the original 4-year or 50,000-mile BMW Maintenance Program expires.

BMW Maintenance Program Upgrade

For all 2015 or later BMW models, owners have the option to purchase an extended maintenance plan, referred to as the Maintenance Program Upgrade, for an additional 1 or 2 years.

The 1-year Maintenance Program Upgrade covers an additional 1 year or 25,000 miles, for a total of 5 years or 75,000 miles (whichever comes first) including the original 4-year BMW Maintenance Program.

The 2-year Maintenance Program Upgrade covers an additional 2 year or 50,000 miles, for a total of 6 years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) including the original 4-year BMW Maintenance Program.

Cost of the BMW Maintenance Program Upgrade

The cost of the 1 and 2 year(s) Maintenance Program Upgrade may vary depending on the vehicle’s model.

Please note, all prices and specs quoted are based on the BMW USA information provided from the company’s website. They are not guaranteed to be accurate information as the data was collected when this article was published. Please visit your local BMW dealerships for detail.

BMW M62-Years
Coupe$3,495

BMW Maintenance Plan Condition Based Service (CBS) System

BMW Condition Based Service CBS Maintenance 2016 Prior

All BMW maintenance plans are strictly determined by the Condition Based Service or CBS system. The maintenance items are dynamically computed by the CBS into specified intervals based on accumulated mileage, high or low engine speeds, and short or long trip driving.

The CBS will provide an alert, referred to as the Service Interval Indicator System, via the iDrive and instrument cluster when a BMW vehicle’s maintenance is due.

How to Access the BMW CBS System

  1. Press the Menu button next the iDrive controller
  2. Select “Vehicle Status”
  3. Scroll down and select “Service Required”

Service Required Under the BMW CBS System

The Service Required screen displays 5 categories with the maintenance program shown on the left half of the screen.

5 Maintenance Service Categories Under the BMW CBS System

  1. Engine Oil
  2. Front Brake Pads
  3. Rear Brake Pads
  4. Vehicle Check
  5. Brake Fluid

How to Find Out If Your BMW is Due for Maintenance

Under “Service Required” look for the following symbols to identify if maintenance is due on a BMW.

  • A green “OK” symbol displayed next to each maintenance category signifies maintenance is not required.
  • A yellow triangle symbol indicates the deadline for service or a checkup is approaching and the owner should contact a BMW center for an appointment
  • A Red triangle symbol represents the service deadline has already passed

On the right half of the “Service Required” screen, a display also shows part(s) of the vehicle with different colors of highlights which identify if service is needed.

  • Green highlight represents maintenance is not required
  • Red highlight represents maintenance is required

The due date of the required maintenance in the month and year along with the mileage mark are also displayed on the screen.  Owners should bring in their vehicles for maintenance on or before the due date or the mileage mark, whichever comes first.

BMW Maintenance Versus Limited Warranty

BMW Maintenance versus Extended Warranty 2016 Prior

BMW Maintenance Programs

The BMW Maintenance specifically covers parts of the vehicle that need to be maintained regularly over the specified time period per the BMW owner’s manual. The BMW Maintenance Program, BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO), and BMW Maintenance Program Upgrade are all maintenance plans which provide coverage to engine oil, front brakes, rear brakes, vehicle check, and brake fluids. These items need to be maintained over time for the better performance of the car.

BMW Limited Warranty

The BMW Limited Warranty offers coverage for the major vehicle components that are not typically included in the maintenance plans. These components can include the engine, transmission, electrical system, cooling system, and the fuel system. The BMW Extended Vehicle Protection program, on the other hand, is the extended warranty program. BMW offers this comprehensive, fee-based coverage plan to extend the limited warranty for the repair of major components that the BMW maintenance plans do not cover.

3 Levels of the BMW Extended Vehicle Protection

Below are the three levels of the Extended Vehicle Protection plans, aka extended warranties, offered by BMW:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • PowerTrain Plus

Within the above three levels, each level has six variations of the plan which specify different lengths of the extended warranty. They can cover an extra 1-year or 20,000-mile, and all the way up to 3-year or 50,000-mile after the original 4-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty expires.

Refer to our complete guide to the BMW Extended Vehicle Protection for detail. Please note, this Extended Vehicle Protection program applies to the 2016 and prior model year BMWs only.

For the 2017 and later model year BMWs, please refer to our complete guide to the BMW Limited Warranty and Extended Service Contracts.

The BMW Maintenance Plan Service Items

BMW M6 Coupe Maintenance Engine 2016 Prior

The information below provides details of the BMW service items covered and not covered under the CBS system for the 2016 and prior model year BMWs. This applies to the BMW Maintenance Program, the BMW Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) maintenance plan, and the BMW Maintenance Program Upgrade.

BMW M6 Maintenance Plan Service ItemsCoverage
Service Items Covered by the BMW Maintenance Plans
Standard Operations
Verify Check Control messages
Yes
Check indicator and warning lights
Yes
Reset CBS display
Yes
Inspect tires
Yes
Adjust tire pressures
Yes
Reset Tire Pressure Monitor
Yes
Check parking brake functionality while the vehicle is being driven into the workshop
Yes
1,200 Mile Running-In Service
Change engine oil
Yes
Change oil filter
Yes
Change transmission fluid
Yes
Clean oil filter
Yes
Change the fluid in rear axle differential
Yes
Engine Oil Service
Change engine oil
Yes
Change oil filter
Yes
2nd engine oil change: Intake air cleaner: Replace air filter element
Yes
3rd engine oil change: Intake air cleaner: Replace air filter element
Yes
At every 5th Engine Oil Service: Change the fluid in the rear axle differential
Yes
At every 5th Engine Oil Service: Change the transmission fluid and clean the oil filter
Yes
Parking brake: Check function and pre-burnish
Yes
Microfilter (not shown in CBS)
Replace ventilation microfilter every 2 years based on the vehicle production date, or in connection with scheduled brake fluid change
Yes
Front Brakes
Replace brake pads
Yes
Clean brake pad contact points in calipers.
Yes
Brake discs: Check surface and thickness, replace as necessary
Yes
Rear Brakes
Replace brake pads
Yes
Clean brake pad contact points in calipers
Yes
Brake discs: Check surface and thickness, replace as necessary
Yes
Optional M Carbon Ceramic Brakes: Visually check for brake disc wear using the surface wear indicators
Yes
Parking brake: Repair or replace parking brake shoes or linings only if a reduction in the brake's effectiveness is noted. When fitted, parking brake shoes or linings are excluded from coverage under the BMW Maintenance Program
Yes
Vehicle Check
Check operation of the horn
Yes
Check operation of the headlight flasher
Yes
Check operation of the hazard warning flashers
Yes
Check instrument and control lighting
Yes
Check heater and air conditioning blower
Yes
Check lighting system: turn signals, back-up, license plate, interior (including map, reading lights), glovebox, luggage area lights
Yes
Safety belts: Check condition and function
Yes
Check windshield wiper and washer jet positions
Yes
Tires: Check tread depth, wear pattern, outer condition, inflation pressure. If necessary, correct pressure
Yes
Reset Tire Pressure Monitor
Yes
Battery: Check status of charge (magic eye) and charge, if required
Yes
Visually inspect all SRS airbag units for torn covers, obvious damage or attachment of stickers
Yes
Convertible: Open the convertible top. Activate automatic rollover protection system via OBD diagnostic link
Yes
Rear-view mirrors
Yes
Coolant: Check fluid level and concentration
Yes
Windshield washer and intensive cleaning system: check protection level, fluid level, top off if necessary
Yes
Check expiration date on the M Mobility System sealant bottle. Change sealant bottle, if needed
Yes
Brake system connections and lines: check for leaks, damage and correct positioning
Yes
Underbody, incl. all visible parts (i.e., transmission, rear axle, fuel lines, exhaust system): Check for damage, leaks and corrosion
Yes
Steering components: Check for clearance, leaks, damage and wear
Yes
Road test check of Brakes, including burnishing of parking brake pads.
Yes
Road test check of Steering
Yes
Road test check of Shock absorbers (visual)
Yes
Road test check of Transmission
Yes
Brake Fluid
Yes
Replace brake fluid
Yes
Spark plugs (connected to specific Engine Oil Service)
Yes
Replace spark plugs: At every 6th Engine Oil Service (Approximately 60,000 miles)
Yes
Emission Control Maintenance
Basic engine oil
Yes
Basic engine oil filter
Yes
Fuel system air filter
Yes
Ignition System spark plugs at every 4th Engine Oil Service, approximately 60,000 miles
Yes
Emission Control Components oxygen sensor replace at intervals of 120,000 miles
Yes
Underbody Maintenance
Anti-corrosion service: underbody cleaned at least once a year, in Spring, with plain water in order to remove mud, chemical sediments, and other deposits.
Yes
Service Items Not Covered in the BMW Maintenance Plans
Carbon Ceramic Brake System brake rotors and pads
No
Items reimbursable under your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
No
Gasoline and diesel fuel
No
Gasoline and diesel fuel additive
No
Diesel glow plugs
No
Diesel particulate filter
No
Windshield washer additive, except when in conjunction with scheduled maintenance
No
Tires and wheel alignment
No
Tire balance and rotation
No
Parking brake shoes or linings
No
Reset Tire Pressure Monitor
No
Wear and tear of soft trim items such as seats, carpets, moldings, headliner, door panels, and all chrome trim
No
Damage, including consequential, which results from negligence, improper operation of the vehicle, wear and tear or deterioration due to driving habits or conditions, improper repair, environmental influences, flood, accident or fire damage, road salt corrosion, alteration, installation of non-genuine BMW accessories, or use of improper, poor quality of contaminated fuel
No
Altered or unreadable Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or odometer irregularities or vehicles where the true mileage cannot be determined
No
Maintenance or repair after the vehicle is deemed a total loss
No
Maintenance or repairs performed by other than an authorized BMW center within the United States or Puerto Rico
No
'Topping off' low fluids (e.g., engine oil, antifreeze, washer fluid, etc.) except when done in conjunction with a scheduled maintenance or other required maintenance work (as outlined in the customized maintenance checklist printout) that is performed during an applicable Maintenance Program period
No
Vehicles used in competitive events
No
Oil changes performed outside the recommended maintenance intervals as indicated by the Condition Based Service
No
Any other vehicle-specific exclusions described in the Service and Warranty Booklet included with the vehicle
No
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