What I found interesting is that BMW has breakdown dictionaries available in about 20 languages presumably for travelling in other countries (link
) - it seems they are recognising that their assistance staff only speak the local language... hopefully I won't need to deal with them at all or it will be a very expensive mobile phone bill to call back to the UK when they may not even be able to help!
Originally Posted by squawk77
BMW Assist seems to only work in 1 country at a time. Before my first trip I asked my dealer for the BMW assist number. He forgot to tell me that number is only good in Germany even though we're a stones throw from at least 5 other countries. Of course when I tried to use it in Corsica I got a useless recording, so instead of ordering a simple part I drove a day to the dealer which said it would take another day to get the basic parts. I asked for the BMW assist number to avoid this problem in Sardinia (at first they gave me the one for cars) and once I got ahold of BMW "motorbike" assist in France to order a part to a dealer in Sardinia, of course they don't talk to Italy BMW assist..
They were able to get me a number/location and knew where Sardinia was at least
but they weren't much help either tbh
Spain/Portugal or Germany/Poland
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