BMW Recommended Spark Plug Replacement Interval

Every BMW owner, at some point, will ask the question: How often should I change the spark plugs on my BMW? The answer to that question depends on the BMW model, especially the engine installed in your car.

Not all BMWs have the same spark plug change interval. BMW’s change spark plug change interval varies between 35,000 and 100,000 miles. Let’s look at some examples:

BMW with Platinum or Iridium spark plugs

  • 100,000-mile interval
  • Example N52 motor

BMW with Two Ground Spark Plugs

  • 60,000-mile interval
  • Example: N36 E37 E85 E46 M3 M Roadster

BMW M Series Spark Plug Interval

  • 35,000-mile interval
  • E60 M5 E63 E64 M6 E90 E92 M3

BMW with Cooper Spark Plug Change Interval

  • 40,000-mile interval
  • Example: 135i 335i 335i Engine N54, N63

Replacing your BMW spark plugs at the recommended interval ensures you get the best performance and fuel economy.

Check Engine Light On After Replacing Spark Plugs


If the check engine light is on after you replace your vehicle’s spark plugs, use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner to clear the stored codes. The scanner can also read and clear fault codes through every BMW control module.

We hope you find the BMW Recommended Spark Plug Replacement Interval guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your BMW.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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