Last post on Aug 27, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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BMW 7 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, Sedan
#1 of 4 Could a BMW 7, 3 or 5 Series (non diesel) go over a Million Miles?
Oct 16, 2008 (9:07 am)
Any thoughts on whether or not a BMW 7, 3 or 5 Series (non-diesel) could drive over one million miles on the original engine with proper maintence maintained throughout the cars life, garaged and treated well?
Has anyone seen a Lexus with one million miles? Everyone always talks about how reliable and long living the Japan cars are, like Lexus, Toyota & Honda but I personally have not seen any with a million miles. I have seen a Mercedes Benz with over a million miles on the original engine, also a VW and the guy with the record for having the most miles on a car is a guy driving a Volvo from the 1960's.
#2 of 4 Re: Could a BMW 7, 3 or 5 Series (non diesel) go over a Million Miles? [ste
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 16, 2008 (9:13 am)
These mileage claims often neglect to tell you that the engine is opened, cylinder heads replaced or service records mysterious disappeared.
You can keep any car you wish going for one million miles if you want to spend the money to do so---a Yugo, a 1915 Model T or a BMW 7 series.
If you are asking will one go one million miles on an unopened engine, no, I think that is virtually impossible. Most engines are totally worn out at 250--300,000 miles. I've seen a few at 300K+ plus, but they've had some work done to them. I've heard claims of more, but no supporting evidence except boasting over a couple of beers. I've never yet been satisfied with the evidence presented to support such claims.
"extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan
#4 of 4 Re: Could a BMW 7, 3 or 5 Series (non diesel) go over a Million Miles? [badboybill]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 27, 2009 (9:11 am)
Not the same thing. That was a controlled test to run a car for one million miles in a short period of time.
That's not at all like driving a car for 30 years in weather and rough roads and traffic and attempting to reach 1 million miles.
Anecdotal evidence, that is, what is "seen" or "heard", is not evidence at all. It's just a story that might or might not be true, because it hasn't been carefully investigated.
Like I said, any car...ANY car..."could" go one million miles. Just keep replacing parts.