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Hi,

I am looking at purchasing a used BMW 1 Series with an automatic transmission. I was just wondering how reliable the 6-speed box is. I am currently looking at a 2007 facelift model with 72,000 miles.
Haven’t been able to find much on this gearbox in terms of reliability so was just wondering if anyone had some experience with this box.

Many thanks
 

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These are normally very good and reliable

I would advise to give the gear box a service with the correct parts at this mileage which would set you back £300-£350 and a good bmw independent


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Thanks for the reply. How often is it recommended to get this done? I know bmw have said it is sealed for life but is it recommended on a car that's done 49,000 miles? Cheers
 

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60k is about what ZF state (I think it's actually 100k km which would equate to roughly 66k miles hence why there no absolute figure).

Sooner rather than later is better but at 49k I wouldn't be panicking quite yet.
 
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