Are BMWs Reliable After 100k Miles?

Are BMWs Reliable After 100k Miles?


Welcome back everybody marked with
exotic car play place coming back at you today at the local dealership here the
BMW dealership to talk about our BMW is reliable enough to last 100,000 miles
and while a lot of cars you would argue easily make a hundred thousand two
hundred three hundred thousand miles there are some that probably won’t even
make near that and so let’s take a look around and we’ll talk about a few the
cars that we pretty much guarantee will make it and others maybe that would be a
struggle and so the 340 here you know obviously it’s a turbocharged car
it’s basically the predecessor to the 335 and we know the 335 had a lot of
problems and there’s a lot of guys that would say they arguably struggle to hit
a 100k miles with a 335 especially with the n54 is because of
carbon buildup and turbo issues wastegate problems leaks and the whole
nine yards well we’ll wait and see what the 340 here has to has in store with
the b-58 engine we know that already they’ve done a lot of good things in the
end 55 which came after the n54 which was also in that 335 but now of course
we’ve got the 340 which is up in power they’ve run in more boost but of course
more importantly they’ve done other things to protect the engine of course a
cars like this we’ve got the x6m of course here what a magnificent animal
look at the the rubber on this thing the chubby tires underneath this thing
here for sure is destined for huge power of course this utilizes a similar engine
it’s the 4.4 liter twin-turbo v8 engine in this car the x6m that you would find
over here in the m5 this is the brand-new m5 and it’s just spectacularly
beautiful I would expect lots of miles out of this car – can you get a hundred
thousand I think so they’ve done they’ve basically coupled the 600 horsepower
all-wheel drive car to an automatic transmission so the old days of the e60
m5 and the SMG transmissions that would fail and spit out a lot of issues these
cars I would expect to last a lot longer the gearboxes are good for sure that 4.4
liter is is an engine that’s widely used the brand already so I would expect that
there we wouldn’t see a lot of issues with the engine generally because it’s
just they continually to refine that engine that 4.4 liter again as I said as
in the x6m over there same kind of engine then of course you have the
generic cars like this now what do we have over here the X30i while this is
an x4 well of course these 30 I series now we’re talking about the
four-cylinder turbos so can these last a hundred thousand kilometers I’d are a
hundred thousand miles I guess time will tell when we get you know further down
the road why do I ask that question because the old you know 330s and such
they were built with the inline sixes and those cars were fairly bulletproof
other than the cooling system issues these things here now we’re putting a
lot more power to a smaller engine we’re boosting it because it’s turbo charging
and time will tell whether these cars can hold up with turbo charging we will
see so for now do you think it can hit a hundred thousand I think just with
modern technology I think they’re coming a long ways and I think they can do a
lot of good things probably will last two three hundred thousand kilometers
just the way they run more efficiently today I would expect things cars like
this to do that no now we move over here we see a couple
of cars over here this one here what looks like you had a bit of an owie
there ouch looks like he’s been down some
gravel roads or another I would say it’s a good probability that this one is
living a hard life and it probably won’t last they’re pushing a lot of power out
of that three litre inline-six turbocharged engines so time will tell
but you’ll notice beside it here we have an e90 m3 that happens to be the coupe
version which looks very very similar actually when you look at them
side-by-side very similar cars the headlights very comparable front
spoilers aren’t overly different they’re actually very very similar the hood
scoops a little more aggressive actually on the e90 then on there that one’s a
little bit more flat lined the mirrors I would say the mirrors are a little
nicer on the e90 on this particular car but these cars already we know are a lot
like the e60 m5 s where a lot of it depends on luck a lot of it depends on
maintenance and a lot of it depends on the overall treatment or abuse because
these cars if we’re abused if they were abused neglected often you had rod
bearing issues often like similar to what you see in the e60 m5 and so rod
bearing issues are a quick way to kill an engine of course if you have a bad
rod bearing spinner rod boom your engines toast so these ones there’s some
that can live way over a hundred thousand miles and others that maybe
don’t make it a hundred thousand miles a big part of it with the M cars is how
you treat them then we look at this old jalopy what do we have here this one
here I would say likely this was probably got two three four hundred
thousand miles on it I look at the back pretty brutalized this thing wasn’t
treated very well and it’s probably in this recent few years but this thing
here guaranteed has a lot of miles on it and at the end of the day that’s mainly
because that is from a generation when BMW really did build a lot of their cars
like tanks so this car here probably has a lot of K’s but sadly look at the
neglect and now it’s pretty much laid out to pasture to die and now there’s a
new generation of x5s of course you’ll notice here this one happens to be has a
different engine in here and all of a sudden this is the newly styled x5 and
there’s a lot of great elements to it of course as you see taillights and mirrors
are a little smaller of course with the fancy light on the side headlights are
pretty slick of course an adaptive LEDs in there those fancy little inserts in
there how beautiful is that anyway what an amazing machine of course quite
a stunner and time will tell if this thing lasts as long as my e70 x5 of
course you guys all know I have the x5 diesel and we’ll see if a car like this
can outlast that I would expect it would this one being a gas job’
newer generation it probably will but then again who know
a lot of the newer vehicles the gas cars a lot of them are suffering carbon
buildup because of the direct injected engines and that can be a problem too
with some of these cars here we have a brand new x2 very swanky looking little
thing actually it has a great little road presence here it’s quite a pretty
car for sure this one here is the 28th so I’ll show you at the back this one
here is the xdrive 28i so that is the smaller or the the lower power output
version of that 2-liter turbocharged motor that BMW starting used now of
course pretty fancy unit nice little decal
there you’ve got lots of logos on this car I would expect these to last a
little longer even on the 330 there are boosted quite as hard probably a pretty
dependable vehicle and then over here we have an absolute awesome machine what do
we have here guys this is the m2 now of course what we have here essentially is
a beefed up tuned up dialed in much more aggressively pushed 240 engines so if
you were to take the standard 240i and tweak a little harder and push more
squeeze more boost out of that squeeze it squeeze it for more power you will
get this car the m2 and the m2 is an awesome little unit look at the flares
on that thing I would say this one here is probably not going to typically see a
longer lifespan like you would get out of you know they to 40 for example pretty nice actually by the way look at
this carbon fiber here and the black and tailpipes pretty sweet car actually that
is a sweetheart of a little car I must say that might be on the radar too guys
I love the way that’s thing looks very short and stout very aggressive carbon
fiber inside on the – looks like DCT on this one awesome car again because of what its
nature it’s a very highly tuned highly tuned straight-6 engine three liters in
displacement but it’s not the same engine that you get any m3 or m4 I would
say this one has a limited lifespan so here’s an x5 this one here looks like
it’s been kind of clapped out they put some sort of extra little spoiler on the
front of this tires flat again this thing looks like it’s kind of been left
to die here I don’t know what the story is but of course looks like it’s in need
of some sort of repair you’re still a license plate on it I’m not gonna show
you that but it looks like it needs some work it’s probably in here for the long
haul I think I’ve seen this one here for a while actually and then we have an x1
this is a good old fashioned x1 28 I pretty generic car I know some folks
that have had these and generally as a rule most of the ex ones have been
pretty dependable because either whether they come in the 28i the 30i or of
course the 35i which is harder to come by with the turbocharged engine in it
these the 28 and the 30i’s would be a lot more reliable and I would expect
them to last a lot longer well what do we have over here critter walking in the
field there Cars like this the e90s you know the general stuff the 325s like this one here of course we have a 325 we know these are
good for a lot of miles the e90s the e46 is the e36 is all of the 325s are
some of the best engines and most reliable cars so these course you can
get to 300,000 miles out of these cars if you treat them right if you take care
of and maintain them these will last a long a long long time same with the e36
here I guess it’s really really hard to tell there’s so many factors and
variables going into whether a BMW is going to last a hundred thousand or
200,000 or 300,000 miles huge numbers of variables of course
ultimately the biggest factor is the way you take care of the car now of course m
cars and turbocharged cars we already know I talked about that briefly are
going to have a compromise lifespan normally aspirated cars typically will
last longer but again most of this issue comes down to a lack of maintenance or
not so if you take care of your car your car will take care of you now I also
want to give a shout out in front of my name Alex he’s also got an e60 m5 in
his own YouTube channel you make sure you check him out he’s linked in below I
just want to give him a shout out he’s got a blue m5 and e60 m5 a lot like mine
although his is I believe a little bit newer but he’s got some videos where
he’s got a dyno run where he did a dyno run at a hundred thousand miles and he’s
proven that these cars can last a hundred thousand-plus miles and still
run well with those kind of K’s on them but at the end of the day a lot of you
guys have asked me what about this car what about that car are they reliable
I’ve had a lot of questions in a lot of my comments you know what about this the
750 or what about this you know 95 320 or you know what about this e46 so and so
and this e36 that and what about all these cars I’m getting a
lot of questions on that which I love those questions guys I would say as a
rule again the biggest factor about all of this is how well you take care of
these cars yes there are some cars that have a natural propensity for failure
and that’s why I talk about a lot of these in there’s a lot of these videos
about some of these vehicles but generally as a rule good maintenance
results in a good car yeah like I said you’ll have to stay on top of some
things I know when e60 m5 is a car I choose to own because I love the sound
the performance the looks the whole nine yards but I’ve accepted the fact that I
know it’s not the most reliable car in the BMW lineup and there’s several
reasons for that but you either accept it or just move on and I would say as a
rule maintenance is the most important factor in securing your reliability of
your BMW so everybody I hope you liked it make sure you
me a thumbs up like subscribe and I’d love to see it on the next one see you
then guys

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