Bugatti has always been notorious for high service and maintenance costs. Not surprising, when you consider that their cheapest model already costs about 2 million euros. The manufacturer offers a special worldwide service program for the Chiron and Veyron, but how much does it cost?
Muhammad Al Qawi Zamani, a Bugatti fan from Malaysia who lives in Singapore, wanted to know exactly how much maintenance will cost over a four-year period of a €2.5 million Chiron Pur Sport. He inquired at Bugatti’s new showroom in Singapore and wrote about it on Facebook. When you choose the Bugatti service program, a team of ten highly trained Bugatti technicians travel the world to maintain your Chiron or Veyron in the best possible way, he discovered. They are there for you 24 hours a day.
The first service takes place after 14 months or 16,000 kilometers. The technicians start by changing the engine oil. The oil filter, coolant and sixteen drain plugs are also replaced for a value of 21,271 euros. That seems expensive, but it is nothing compared to the other costs. Replacing the front carbon-ceramic brakes and 3D-printed calipers with titanium pads costs 50,318 euros, while replacing brake fluids, cables and cleaning brake components costs another 50,316 euros, calculated website Carscoops.
New windscreen for 51,169 euros
Every fourteen to sixteen months or 16,000 kilometers you should also replace your lightweight rims. A new set costs 42,641 euros. Then the tyres: if you want maximum traction, you should buy the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tires, which have been specially developed for the Chiron Pur Sport. They cost 35,735 euros per set, but they also provide better road holding on the track. With 42 to 48 months of ownership, the turbos must be replaced for 22,170 euros. At that point you also need a new fuel tank which costs 37,437 euros, because it is made of vulcanized rubber and several layers of Kevlar. Tuning the engine to get all 1500 horsepower out of the 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 adds another 24,391 euros to the bill.
A new windscreen costs 51,169 euros and even wipers are extremely expensive with a price of 3,240 euros. All told, in four years (48 months) you’ll need a minimum of three oil changes, two wheel/tire changes, a set of brakes (discs/calipers), engine tuning plus a turbo and fuel tank replacement. This means that the total costs are approximately 407,577 euros and that is excluding taxes, labor costs, transport and travel costs. For owners who do not intend to drive their Bugatti and see the hypercar only as an investment, it is less expensive. According to Mohammed, they only have to pay €89,337 every fourteen months to keep their supercar in top shape, since they are not driving and the car is parked at a fixed location.
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