For over one hundred years, BMW has made vehicles renowned for their quality and safety. Having been pioneers first in the field of aircraft design, then spreading to luxury cars, formula one racers, and even motorcycles, the company’s reputation is beyond reproof. Although they are some of the most reliable on the road, there is still routine maintenance that needs to be done, and some issues may arise that require professional attention.
BMW has continued this commitment to producing high quality vehicles into the world of electric & hybrid vehicles. With a staggering acceleration of zero to sixty miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, this earth-conscious car is unlike any other on the road today. The addition of the unique battery system required to operate as a hybrid does come with its own unique considerations for the owner.
The BMW battery is a specialized part that may need attention before your next regularly-scheduled maintenance. This requires extra vigilance on the part of the owner to be able to recognize a problem and know when to bring your BMW to a qualified service center. There are also some common questions to consider, namely what sort of battery life to expect.
There are some considerations and cautions to consider, whether this is your first exploration of the world of electricity driven cars or you’re considering bumping up to a newer model of this powerhouse. Either way, the battery is a major component and one not to ignore as a prospective buyer or owner of one of these hybrids.
There are many considerations to owning and maintaining a hybrid vehicle, particularly a BMW i8 model. There are also many rewards as well, especially where BMW has compromised nothing in performance to offer something fresh and new to the vast field of options in their line of automobiles.
Masters European & Japanese Auto Repair specializes in European makes and models. We serve the Mill Valley, CA area including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Sausalito and Tiburon. Call to schedule an appointment or stop by to have our technicians take care of you and your BMW today!
* BMW i8 Car image credit goes to: DarthArt.