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Hi all. I’m curious. My Tesla doesn’t have standard service intervals. Anyone know if that’s the case with the i4?
It has (2y or 20kkm as far as I remember) but I have spoken with the guys at the dealership and they say that service package they offer with the car to buy is very cheap per their standards so they assume it will be only standard stuff - checklist, brakes fluid check, battery level check, campaigns ;)
 

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This is what BMW has to say about it:

WHY SERVICE INCLUSIVE?
As a BMW driver you want to save on maintenance, but never on quality. That is why we offer you a very attractive multi-year maintenance contract. For a one-time fee you are covered for the period of your choice, for all service and maintenance. So that you will never be faced with surprises and that your BMW will remain in top condition for years to come. Your benefits:
  • Very attractive cost savings compared to separate maintenance.
  • Long-term value retention of your BMW.
  • Dealer maintained with original BMW parts.
  • Valid worldwide at participating BMW Service Partners.
  • Various Service Inclusive packages possible based on duration and kilometers.

BMW SERVICE INCLUSIVE (PLUS).
Like many fellow BMW drivers, choose certainty and top service. BMW Service Inclusive is for all BMW drivers. Whether you have purchased a new BMW or have been driving your BMW for a while. The maintenance contract includes all prescribed maintenance including the required original BMW parts, fluids and the workshop rate. Has your new BMW never been serviced before? Then you can also opt for BMW Service Inclusive Plus. In addition to all the benefits of Service Inclusive, this package also offers replacement of wearing parts.


SERVICE INCLUSIVE FOR YOUR FULLY ELECTRIC BMW.
You always drive a perfectly maintained BMW for an attractive, fixed price in advance. That's BMW Service Inclusive. You can purchase all the prescribed maintenance as a contract at a low cost in one go. For a one-time fee you are covered for all service and maintenance for 4 years and unlimited kilometers. So you know what to expect: perfect service for your BMW.
Your benefits:
  • Attractive cost savings compared to individual services.
  • Full control and transparency over costs.
  • Your BMW dealer or Authorized Service Partner maintains your BMW with the correct BMW knowledge and Original BMW Parts.
  • Higher residual value thanks to automatic transfer of the contract to a new owner.
  • Available at all participating BMW Service Partners worldwide.
BMW Service Inclusive includes as a maintenance contract for your fully electric BMW the prescribed maintenance including the required original BMW parts, fluids and the workshop rate:
  • Maintenance according to BMW guidelines.
  • Cabin filter(s).
  • Brake fluid.
 

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Service inclusive for the i4 will cost you EUR 617 for 4 years of maintenance, without kilometer limitation (in the Netherlands, including 21% VAT).
I guess a good offer if you drive at least 15.000 to 20.000 km's per year.
 

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Why would you take service inclusive? it mainly is aimed at interior filters, oil filters (in case of combustion engine - but in case of electric - nothing), brake pads (if you use regen a lot properly - you don't need changing this for many years). for ICE car it's a good option to take, for electric car - if issues arise these will be covered by warranty. from wear & tear perspective - not much to change / do, just airco + interior filter.
 

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Why would you take service inclusive?
For Dutch people another thing to consider is that if you include the service inclusive in your original order, it is considered to be "factory installed". Rediculous of course as you're paying for future maintenance but never the less this is how our government sees it. As a consequence it adds to your "fiscale bijtelling" and you will pay additional taxes as long as you drive the car.
So take it out of your original order (you need to tick the box to exclude it!!) and add it later, after delivery, if you wish.
 

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Why would you take service inclusive? it mainly is aimed at interior filters, oil filters (in case of combustion engine - but in case of electric - nothing), brake pads (if you use regen a lot properly - you don't need changing this for many years). for ICE car it's a good option to take, for electric car - if issues arise these will be covered by warranty. from wear & tear perspective - not much to change / do, just airco + interior filter.
Just to remind you - to preserve guarantee you need to do interval checks at the authorized workshop - this package covers that - and it is €450 so less than those standard checks would cost you (you need to do them every 20kkm)
 
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Hi all. I’m curious. My Tesla doesn’t have standard service intervals. Anyone know if that’s the case with the i4?
On my current 3-series the idrive OS will tell you when it is time for maintenance. This is not after a fixed number of kilometers, but varies with the actual use of the car. My car will now be due for it's second service interval when it reaches 64.000 km. So I am doing a little bit better than the standard 30.000km intervals.

I guess it will work the same for the i4?
 

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For Dutch people another thing to consider is that if you include the service inclusive in your original order, it is considered to be "factory installed". Rediculous of course as you're paying for future maintenance but never the less this is how our government sees it. As a consequence it adds to your "fiscale bijtelling" and you will pay additional taxes as long as you drive the car.
So take it out of your original order (you need to tick the box to exclude it!!) and add it later, after delivery, if you wish.
exactly, saves money in more ways than just one. can be added after delivery, but also any time (at least before the first interval check). I have my iX3 also without it, and by the looks of it can still add it through the app. also if you don't feel like keeping the car too long (I normally keep 1 year max), then it's a waste.
 

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Does anybody actually know, how much servicing costs without the package for the i4? 4 year package is available for around 600€, 6 year for around 900€. So that would be around 300€ per service act. Not sure if it will actually be cheaper without package or if the package is worth it.

Usually BMW wants to make money, so I'd assume that the package should be more expensive. Also I can't find anything for a loaner car, as with other manufacturers they're usually included in the service package (like VW). Does anybody know if a loaner is actually included for maintenance.
 

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The general consensus seems to be that maintenance plans for EVs are a great moneymaker for dealerships, but a terrible deal for owners.
The first service is typically at the 2 or 3 year mark for most EVs, and the plan is typically 4 years. That means you might get one 'free' service appointment.
Since they (EVs) often already have maintenance included for the first 3 years, that first one often gets covered anyways.
Which means you give them X-hundred dollars (or Euro) and get literally nothing for it.

Extending the warranty has generally been considered a much better use of money, since it fixes things that break unexpectedly, rather than do routine, expected tasks, of which there are remarkably few in EVs.

The first required maintenance on my TM3 is at 3 years. Until then, all I need to do is put wiper fluid in and check the tread wear on the tires. End of list.
 

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Well, as written here before, the i4 should have a 2 year schedule for maintenance, with nothing included for free. At least here in Germany, I know in the U.S. you get a lot of free stuff like free charging etc., which we don't. So you will have to pay for one service appointment every 2 year, hence why I said around 300€ per appointment with the package. As this is my first new BMW I have no idea, how much service at BMW for the i4 will cost, but I'd guess that it can definitely be more than 300€ depending on location as well. So IF the service in general is more than 300€ or you will actually get a free loaner, it would actually be worth it.
 

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I took without service inclusive. Because with EV no oil change and brakes will still not need a change long time due to regen breaking (if you drive a bit smart). So surely first service will cost only filters change and second one maybe something more but less than €600
 

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Does anybody actually know, how much servicing costs without the package for the i4? 4 year package is available for around 600€, 6 year for around 900€. So that would be around 300€ per service act. Not sure if it will actually be cheaper without package or if the package is worth it.
in Munich:
Filter (part only) and brake fluid change > 200 Euro
1/2 hour work inspection > 100 Euro
+ inflation

easy > 300 Euro
 

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Thanks @Marvellous, thats exactly what I thought. I just asked my dealer what the prices would be, let's see if he will answer me, even though it is almost 1,5 years till I will get my car :D But based on that it would be worth it to get the package, just for peace of mind and also you don't have to compare prices after that.
 

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in Munich:
Filter (part only) and brake fluid change > 200 Euro
1/2 hour work inspection > 100 Euro
+ inflation

easy > 300 Euro
sure but that’s breakeven. Also prepaying 600 and paying 600 over 4 years ignores time value of money ;)
To be honest is not a point I bothered with but in NL you also pay BIK tax on catalogue value on each euro of 22% (above threshold), so the 600 also costs you 4x 22% of 600, which then becomes >1K total
 
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