Why Buy a Certified Pre-Owned BMW from BMW of Riverside?

Have you been dreaming of putting a BMW in your garage for most of your life?  If you've only looked at new models, you may have considered the luxury and renown of this brand out of reach financially. However, now, there is one viable way to achieve your heart's desire finally: buy a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW.

Why not find out in person how buying a CPO BMW can finally make one of your aspirations real? Stop by BMW of Riverside or schedule an appointment with our expert sales staff. They'll be happy to show you what's available, answer your questions, and take you on a test drive of your favorite model.

Why Certified Pre-Owned?

To address the concerns of buying a previously owned vehicle, BMW developed the CPO program for its dealers. This designation rewards you with ownership of a pre-owned Ultimate Driving Machine® that frees you from worry as it is backed by certification and a warranty that you'd only expect from a new purchase.


    Before a vehicle receives this prestigious designation, it must undergo a rigorous procedure to ensure that you receive an unparalleled value.

  • The car is only considered for the program if the odometer reading shows between 300 and 60,000 miles. The CARFAX report is checked and made sure that the vehicle uses genuine BMW parts and has an excellent maintenance past.

  • BMW factory-trained technicians examine the vehicle extensively for performance, safety, and wear. If they discover any issues, they fix it. If a fix cannot be appropriately made, then the vehicle will not become certified.

  • Components are then reconditioned as needed to bring them up to warranty standard. The vehicle undergoes a comprehensive road test so technicians can verify that it meets the highest requirements of the manufacturer.

Finally, the service managers and pre-owned managers must sign off on the certification. When you buy a CPO BMW, you receive its vehicle history to clue you into previous maintenance history. You are essentially receiving a pre-owned car with many of the benefits of a new one.


    A new BMW receives a New Vehicle Warranty that lasts for four years or 50-000 miles, whichever comes first. If the CPO vehicle that you purchase is still under that warranty, you will continue to receive all the protection benefits. Also, after that warranty expires, you also receive the BMW Certified Protection Plan, a one-year warranty with unlimited miles. If you're interested in extending protection to a total of six years with unlimited miles, make sure to ask about additional plans.

    Keep in mind that the Protection Plan is neither a maintenance plan nor an extension of the original four-year or 50,000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The Plan covers specific defects in material and artistry. Ask for a copy of the warranty for reading before you finalize your decision to buy.

BMW Roadside Assistance

    Wherever you travel in your vehicle in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, you're entitled to BMW Roadside Assistance as part of the CPO program.

    For 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, you get help on the road, support, and expert advice. Service comes at no additional cost and covers jump-starting the battery, help with changing tires, lock-out assistance if the keys are locked in inside the vehicle, towing service to the closest BMW service center, fuel or delivery of operating fluids and more.

Aftersales Concierge Team

    We then introduce you to our Aftersales Concierge Team members who are focused on making ownership easy. They review financing options with you, point out what to expect during the ownership cycle, determine your current vehicle worth as a trade in, and describe your CPO benefits.

    They'll also explain to you the importance of regular maintenance in our BMW Service Center in Riverside. Our BMW-certified mechanics are experts in your brand of vehicle. Only the latest techniques and factory-authorized parts are used in extending the life of your automotive investment, thereby keeping it running perfectly.

Whether you buy a vehicle that is new or CPO, you'll discover first-hand why we have so many years of experience in satisfying the needs of customers like yours. Our mutual interactions work toward one goal: developing a long-term relationship with you. Our sales consultants listen to what you need before helping you find your Ultimate Driving Machine.