BMW Warranty and Extended Warranty Guide

BMW has updated its warranty and extended warranty programs for the model years 2017 and later vehicles. Here’s what you need to know.

The latest BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty for new vehicles apply to the 2017 and later model years United States specification BMW vehicles. The Limited Warranties cover eligible repairs or replacement performed at an authorized BMW center according to the BMW Service and Warranty Information booklet.

BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranties

The New Vehicle Limited Warranty covers eligible BMWs for up to 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. It provides repairs or replacements for defective parts or craftsmanship in authorized BMW centers per conditions specified in the BMW Service and Warranty Information booklet.

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BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts

BMW offers fee-based, extended limited warranty coverage for the 2017 and newer model years vehicles referred to as the BMW Extended Service Contracts. The said extended warranty coverage must be purchased before the original BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires.

BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts Eligibility

The BMW Extended Service Contracts cover eligible new, used, or Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) United States specification BMW vehicles for up to an additional 3 years or 50,000 miles after the original limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles expires. This is up to a total of 7 years or 100,000 miles of limited warranty coverage provided by the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty and BMW Extended Service Contracts.

Benefits of the BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts

  • 100% original BMW replacement parts
  • 24-hour BMW roadside assistance
  • Covered repairs performed at an authorized BMW facility by trained BMW technicians
  • Protection of your vehicle’s performance and resale value

BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts are Available in Three Levels

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Powertrain Plus
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BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts

Platinum

The Platinum plan is the highest level of Extended Service Contracts for your BMW. It provides coverage to additional major components that are not included in the Gold or PowerTrain Plus.

Comprehensive Coverage of the BMW Platinum Plan

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Final Drive Assembly
  • Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive Only)
  • Electrical
  • Cooling System
  • Fuel System
  • Induction System
  • Steering
  • Brake and ABS
  • Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Infotainment System

Limited Coverage in the BMW Platinum Plan

  • Vehicle Interior and Exterior

Gold

The Gold plan is the mid-level Extended Service Contracts that BMW offers. The program provides coverage to most of the major drivetrain components that are not included in the PowerTrain Plus plan.

Comprehensive Coverage of the BMW Gold Plan

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Final Drive Assembly
  • Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive Only)
  • Cooling System
  • Fuel System
  • Induction System
  • Steering
  • Brakes and ABS
  • Heat and Air Conditioning

Limited Coverage in the BMW Gold Plan

  • Electrical
  • Vehicle Interior and Exterior

What the BMW Gold Plan Not Cover

  • The Infotainment System

Powertrain Plus

The PowerTrain Plus plan is the most basic Extended Service Contracts offered by BMW. It covers some of the major drivetrain components with limited coverage on the other parts of your BMW.

Comprehensive Coverage of the PowerTrain Plus Plan

  • Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive Only)
  • Induction System

Limited Coverage in the BMW PowerTrain Plus Plan

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Final Drive Assembly
  • Electrical
  • Cooling System
  • Fuel System

What the BMW PowerTrain Plan Not Cover

  • Steering
  • Brakes and ABS
  • Heater and Air Conditioning
  • Interior and Exterior
  • Infotainment System

Length of the BMW Warranty Extended Service Contracts

New and Used BMWs

For new and used BMW, owners can choose between three levels of the Extended Service Contracts – Platinum, Gold, or PowerTrain Plus. Each level has six different lengths of the extended warranty as shown below.

Total Years
(Including the Original 4-Year Warranty)
Total Miles
(Including the Original 50,000 Miles Warranty)
5 Years
75,000 Miles
6 Years
75,000 Miles
7 Years
75,000 Miles
5 Years
100,000 Miles
6 Years
100,000 Miles
7 Years
100,000 Miles

Certified Pre-owned (CPO) BMWs

For the Certified Pre-owned (CPO) BMWs, owners must choose from the Platinum level coverage with two different lengths of the extended warranty as shown below.

Total Years
(Including the Original 4-Year Warranty)
Total Miles
(Including the Original 50,000 Miles Warranty)
6 Years
100,000 Miles
7 Years
100,000 Miles
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What is the Difference Between BMW Limited Warranties and Maintenance?

BMW Limited Warranties (BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty and BMW Extended Service Contracts) cover items that are not typically covered by the maintenance programs.

BMW maintenance programs (BMW Ultimate Care and Ultimate Care+), on the other hand, cover all factory-recommended scheduled maintenance services per the BMW Service and Warranty Information booklet.

BMW Limited Warranties Versus BMW Maintenance Programs

BMW Limited Warranties

The BMW Limited Warranties (BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty and BMW Extended Service Contracts) offer coverage for the major vehicle components that are not typically included in the maintenance plans. These components can include the engine, transmission, and fuel system.

The BMW Extended Vehicle Protection program, on the other hand, is an 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.

BMW Maintenance

The BMW Maintenance plans (BMW Ultimate Care and Ultimate Care+) specifically cover parts of the vehicle which needs to be regularly maintained over the specified 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.

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