Originally Posted by Seth_Horwitz
I've read of guys paying $1,000. Is that not ridiculously expensive? Alternate to the service, could I ship myself some synthetic oil to one of the hotels on my stay, and then just change the oil myself? I could then let BMW do a full service when it gets back to the U.S., thus "wasting" that oil change, but at least protecting the car. If it's only $200 for a full service, I'll call that a nice dinner and be happy to pay for it.
Wow, $1000 for just an oil change? That's hard to believe. Yes, that would be unreasonable indeed. I guess European members should chip in here. I'd have to dig through my reciepts to see what else they might have done during this service, but I still can't see how it can be that much even if they change the transmission (6MT) and diff fluids. I guess what I am saying is that it would be to your advantage to document that the car went through the required break-in service at the required service interval for warranty purposes.