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301 County Road, Tenafly, NJ, 07670

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Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
Collision Center Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed

What Kind of Gas Does a BMW Take?

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Luxury BMW cars are held to higher standards to deliver the best on Fort Lee roads. So, you might be wondering: what kind of gas does a BMW take? Many of the brand’s high-end sedans and SAVs will require premium gasoline for a more well balanced drive through Cresskill. Learn more about the best gas for a BMW from the certified technicians at BMW of Tenafly and then see how we can help you find the right BMW gas type for your next ride among our new inventory! 

Why Do BMWs Need Premium Gas?

So, what kind of gas does a BMW take? As we said, the best gas for a BMW is premium. Premium gasoline is the best gas for BMW models because of its higher octane rating which also is a more seamless fit with a high compression engine. While regular gas only has an octane rating of 87, premium reaches up to 92. The higher the octane in the gas, the slower the fuel will burn, so you can prevent the multiple sensors and pistons from firing too quickly. This can also result in a pinging or knocking noise, and put more serious damage on the engine.

What If You Accidentally Put Regular Gas in a BMW?

So what happens if you accidentally put regular gas in a BMW? Driving with regular gas can put major stress on your car’s electronic knock sensors and also impacts your car’s performance. It will be harder to accelerate and you’ll have less power behind the wheel. Be sure to reach out to our team to schedule an appointment to swap out your tank with the correct fuel. Other indicators you shouldn’t have regular gas in your BMW are: 

  • If the BMW model is past 1996
  • It’s a BMW M model
  • If the BMW has high-compression or turbo engine upgrades

Find the Best Gas for BMW Models at BMW of Tenafly

Now that you know more about the right BMW gas type for your ride, turn to our team to keep your vehicle at its best on Closter roads. Find great BMW service at BMW of Tenafly and save on your next visit when you browse our service specials and discounts. Our dealership also offers other helpful service tips and tricks, or you can order OEM parts for sale online from home. Contact us today for more details on the best gas for BMW cars and to schedule an appointment here in Tenafly!

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