Does the 2016 BMW 3 Series Warranty Offer Enough Protection?
A luxury car is an investment, and one of the surest ways to make a smart investment is to have a comprehensive warranty backing you up. Before driving one home, Michigan drivers should ask themselves if the 2016 BMW 3 Series warranty offers enough protection or if they might be better off with a new Acura model like the 2016 Acura TLX.
We investigated the differences between these two sedans, starting with the warranty, to give you an idea of which one might be the smarter investment for Michigan and Detroit Metro drivers.
Acura Offers Expansive Powertrain Coverage
The majority of luxury vehicles have a basic, bumper-to-bumper warranty that is more expansive than the average car, spanning 48 months or 50,000 miles. Both the TLX and the BMW 320i feature the same basic or “new car” warranty; where they differ is in the powertrain warranty.
- The 2016 BMW 3 Series powertrain warranty is the same as its new car warranty—48 months / 50,000 miles.
- The 2016 Acura TLX goes a step further, encouraging you to drive to your heart’s content with a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The powertrain warranty is one of the most important ones on a vehicle, as it can protect you from repairs on expensive engine components, and that extra 24 months / 20,000 miles of the TLX makes a big difference.
Making a Good Investment
Ensuring you have a solid powertrain warranty is a way to protect your investment, but making a good investment in a new luxury sedan is a different matter entirely. The 2016 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT starts at $31,695 (MSRP),* offering savings over the 2016 BMW 320i’s price of $33,150.
The price is just one half of the picture, though; Acura gives drivers more for their money, including amenities like these that BMW would have you upgrade for:
- Power moonroof
- Driver memory functions
- Multi-angle rearview camera
- Power driver’s seat
- Heated front seating
By offering a lower price, a superior features package, and a more comprehensive warranty, we think it’s clear that the TLX has the edge. Let us show it to you in person; visit a Michigan Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive.