Originally Posted by isugoo
BMW only covers oil change every 1 year or 15k miles (so after 1.2k miles service, it's going to be 16.2k miles for your next "free oil change" as part of inspection I).
Where did you get the one-year thing? Have you had this documented or are you repeating what you have heard? AFAIK, oil changes included in the BMW Maintenance Plan are only at the discretion of the CBS system. It tracks maintenance by both time and miles. The default after the 1,200 service seems to be 16,000 miles, unless you drive the car under severe conditions. I and many others have seen this. I did do a change at ~7,500 miles on my own.
If you have iDrive set for automatic notification, your Center will be notified at 15k miles (you will also get an in-dash notice that service is approaching), and then notify you. You can get this service done anytime after that notification. I just had mine done at 15,100 miles.
I think the one year thing is misinformation, IMO, unless you have some documentation to prove me wrong.
Edit: Glad to be proven wrong by Awesome