BMW Certified

A BMW Certified Vehicle from BMW Northwest Artfully Bridges the Gap Between New and Used

If you're in the market for a sensational used vehicle and performance, luxury and world-class quality are all high on your list of priorities, a pre-owned BMW is a fantastic choice. However, you could go a step further and choose a BMW Certified Pre-owned (CPO) model from us here at BMW Northwest in Tacoma instead, but what's the difference?

BMW Certified Pre-Owned Program Standards

A BMW Certified Pre-owned vehicle is a used BMW that's about as close to a brand new example as you're going to get without paying the price for a brand new BMW.

When you're looking at a Certified Pre-Owned BMW here at Northwest BMW in the Greater Seattle area, you're looking at a model that meets very strict criteria laid down by the manufacturer to ensure the very highest quality. Not every BMW can be a CPO model as the most basic standard says they must be under four years old and have less than a specified amount of miles on the odometer.

There are two classes in the BMW CPO program too, which are Certified Pre-Owned and Certified Pre-Owned Elite. Non-Elite models have to be less than four years old and have less than 60,000 miles, but to qualify as a CPO Elite the vehicle must have less than 15,000 miles on the odometer.

Of course, those requirements are just the start of what it takes for a used BMW to qualify for the certified program. Before a used BMW of the right age and miles here at BMW Northwest in Tacoma near to Seattle can be certified, it has to go through a rigorous 196-point inspection carried out by our BMW-certified technicians.

196-Point Inspection

The 196-point inspection is one that's strictly mandated by the manufacturer to ensure a vehicle is worthy of being included for sale under the BMW CPO banner. Before a wrench even goes near a vehicle it has to have a clean vehicle history report, and if any significant event shows up, that vehicle will not be sold as a BMW CPO model.

If a vehicle gets a clean report it doesn't matter if it's an X5, 4 Series Coupe or a 5 Series sedan, it will still be put through the same 196-point inspection. If something isn't up to the required standard it will be repaired or replaced, and if it can't be fixed, that particular vehicle will no longer be eligible for the program.

That's not the end of it though, as even when a vehicle has passed the 196-point inspection it has to pass an equally rigorous road test.   

BMW CPO Benefits

The reason an X1, X3, 3 Series or any other BMW has to jump through so many hoops to be included in the BMW CPO program here at BMW Northwest is that the program offers several benefits that you'll only get with BMW Certified Pre-Owned.

A four-year/50,000-mile warranty comes with every brand new BMW, and as a BMW CPO model will be under four years old, it will still have the balance of that warranty to run. However, no matter how far into that warranty the vehicle is, the BMW CPO program adds a further one-year unlimited mileage warranty to it.

There are no special situations or exclusions that make this warranty different or less than the original new vehicle warranty, so it really does give you unrivaled peace of mind you rarely find in a used vehicle.

Buyers also get the additional peace of mind that comes from the included roadside assistance that extends for up to six years from the vehicle's in-service date and also has no mileage limitations. Roadside assistance includes help such as towing to the nearest authorized BMW repairer in the event of a breakdown, jump starts, fuel or other fluid deliveries, help with changing tires, help with lock-outs, and trip interruption benefits of up to $1,000 per incident. 

BMW Certified Warranty

New Car Peace of Mind with the BMW Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Every new BMW car or SAV comes with a four-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A certified pre-owned BMW near Auburn, WA, takes that exact same level of protection, and extends it for one year and unlimited miles once the original warranty expires.

That's a simple, straightforward promise that your certified pre-owned BMW will be just as reliable as its new counterpart. There are no special circumstances or conditions with the BMW Certified warranty. It's an extension of the original BMW warranty, and a plan guarantee that your certified-pre owned BMW is as good as new.

Special Offers

If you come to see our extensive lineup of BMW CPO models for sale here at BMW Northwest it will always be with the drive from Seattle as the model you're interested in might be eligible for offers and special financing.

Check out our entire inventory here on our website, and don't hesitate to give us a call for more details about your next BMW Certified Pre-Owned model. 

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