You could buy a five-bedroom house for the price of replacing a Bugatti engine

  • The $3.1 million Bugatti Chiron is a work of automotive art
  • The Bugatti engine is seriously expensive to replace
  •  Over 10 years, maintenance will cost $105,000

Published on Dec 06, 2023 at 8:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 19, 2023 at 6:47 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

You could buy a five-bedroom house for the price of replacing a Bugatti engine

An expensive example of engineering and art, the Bugatti engine is seriously expensive to replace.

In fact, owning the $3.1 million Bugatti Chiron for 10 years will set you back a further $105,000.

Removing anything going wrong from the equation, the cost of general wear and tear can be expensive.

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And while it’s a stunning piece of machinery, the Bugatti Chiron is no different.

A YouTube post from The Hamilton Collection breaks down the cost of supercar maintenance.

Specifically, how much owning a Bugatti Chiron for a decade will set you back.

Bugatti Chiron owners receive four years of free maintenance services out of the factory.

So far, so economical.

YouTube/The Hamilton Collection

However, pass the four-year mark and those costs start to mount.

The Chiron’s annual service is $11,500, which includes an oil and filter change.

You’ll also get key fob battery replacement, pollen filters, and brake fluid thrown in.

The Bugatti big service overhaul is also the four-year one costing $34,000.

Owners only need splash out on this once every 10 years.

The luxury maintenance, while costly, is extensive.

It’s testament to all the hard work that goes into keeping the fine machine purring.

It includes front and rear axle oil changes, new longitudinal lock oil, gearbox oil and filter change.

If that’s not enough, you’ll also get a fresh engine air filter, a drive belt change, spark plugs, hydraulic oil and filter change, and new coolant. 

As for the tyres, Bugatti suggests a $8,450-change every five years.

After the first four years pass, six years of maintenance will set you back $91,500.

New tyres takes that figure to $100,000.

Of course, anything not covered by the warranty or service back will cost you more.

A replacement Bugatti key costs $13,547.

Brakes and rotors are a further $47,400.

The video also highlights the cost of replacing the powertrain – something that could be required at the 10-year mark.

The supercar is powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 Bugatti engine.

It costs more than any other part, and will set you back $856,406 to replace.

If the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox goes wrong, the cost is is $185,000 to replace.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.