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BMW i3 REX - service cost

  • 18-10-2021 12:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 23

    Just got a quote for a standard 2 year service on a BMW i3 REX from a dealer in Cork of €598 (includes changing the REX engine fluids & brake fluid).

    Is this a typical main dealer cost for servicing an i3?

    Are there any independent alternatives for servicing an i3 in Cork (its a 2017, so out of warranty)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭handpref

    Last time I used the main dealer it was €400 for the 2 year service on the Rex- only brought it there for warranty reasons- it’s now long out of warranty and I get my local guy to do it, oil & filter, check all the usual brakes & suspension bits, don’t bother with the brake fluid change- it’s usually somewhere around €120-€140 but they swap out my summer to winter wheels too- 146,000km’s no issues

  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Kevin Forde

    Thanks handpref.

    €400 was kind of the ballpark I anticipated, but nearly €600 is blowing my mind!

    I think I need to look elsewhere.

    I can't find Hybrid & Electric Cars Cork online anymore. I assume they folded, though they seemed to have good reviews?

    Any independent electric car specialists out there in Cork area?

  • Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭handpref

    It’s just a scooter engine Kevin, maybe get a good reputable workshop and they will do it handy enough. No need for ev specialists, that €600 quote is ridiculous.

  • Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭handpref

    That included moving over to winter wheels- wipers pushed it up a bit-

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,925 ✭✭✭ewj1978

    €400 at a main dealer for me the one and only time I got it serviced. I'd agree with handpref. Once its out of warranty just get any reputable garage to change the oils and filters.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Kevin Forde

    Thanks for the comments. Found an independent in Cork with EV experience. Significantly cheaper than main dealer & will post info here after they do the service next week.