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Alfa Romeo adopts five-year warranty in Australia, leaving BMW and Porsche among last with three

A new Porsche 911, Bentley Continental or BMW 7 Series comes with less than half the warranty of Australia’s cheapest car.

BMW, Bentley and Porsche are among the latest Australian brands to offer only a three-year warranty, following this week’s announcement that Alfa Romeo is increasing its warranty.

Alfa Romeo confirmed on Tuesday:[Our] the vehicles will come with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, replacing the previous three-year or 150,000 km offer.

“In addition, all new vehicles will also be covered by a five-year roadside assistance package as standard, which has been extended for two years.”

A spokesperson for BMW Australia said Conduct: “We do not intend to modify our guarantee offer at this stage.”

Conduct contacted Bentley and Porsche for comment, and this story will be updated with responses. Maserati also offers a three-year warranty, as does BMW’s sister brand Mini.

These premium brands get less than half the warranty of Australia’s two cheapest cars, the Kia Picanto and MG 3, both of which offer seven-year cover.

The vast majority of Australian manufacturers now offer five-year warranties, and several – including Kia, Haval, MG and SsangYong – offer seven.

Mitsubishi claims a 10-year warranty, but the terms guarantee five years – and the availability of another five, only if the vehicle is exclusively serviced within the Mitsubishi dealer network.

The only other mainstream brands to continue with a three-year warranty are Mini (which is owned by BMW), Ram and Fiat.

You can view the current standard warranty offerings for each brand sold in Australia below.

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