The Ultimate Guide of BMW Car Wrap

The Ultimate Guide of BMW Car Wrap

Over the past few decades, car wraps have become a popular trend among BMW owners, vinyl film offering a unique way to personalize the exterior color of their cars while protecting the original car paint. If you want to refresh your BMW’s appearance in the future, car wrap is the ideal solution.

Vinyl wraps provide you with a flexible and reversible solution for customizing your BMW look. Unlike traditional painting, vinyl wrap allows you to experiment with different colors, patterns, and textures, giving you unlimited creative possibilities. You can opt for a full wrap of your car for a dramatic transformation or a partial wrap to accentuate specific areas of BMW. Custom graphics and decals offer further customization, allowing you to showcase your personalized or favorite design​. When you want to change the color of the vehicle, the vinyl film can be torn off without harming the original paint.

Benefits Of Wrapping Your BMW

Car wraps offer a variety of colors, finishes, and textures, from matte and glossy to metallic and carbon fiber textures​​, gradient colors, customized graphics, etc. At Yeswrap, there are various options for your BMW, allowing you to create a distinctive appearance for your vehicle.

You will find that a car is bound to get scratched. Additionally, the vehicle's exposure to the sun and other weather elements can cause the paint to fade and wear down. A vinyl film will protect your BMW’s exterior and keep it from UV rays, and scratches damage.

A vehicle wrap will save you a significant amount of money compared to a high-quality paint job, so wrapping your BMW will be more cost-effective. Moreover, paint jobs often require 1 to 2 weeks to work and cure paint, while car wraps only take 2 or 3 days. 

When you want to change your BMW to another color/finish, you can change colors and textures in your car at will, that is because vinyl wrap can be removed and will not damage the original paint. Once you want to sell your BMW, car wrap can help preserve your car's original paint and maintain its resale value.

How Much Vinyl To Wrap A BMW?

Before purchasing vinyl film, you may have a few questions, and the one that bothers you the most should be, "How much vinyl wraps do I need for my car?" According to the size of the vehicle, we divide the BMW model into three categories, namely SUVs, sedans and convertibles, and collate each models that provide the amount of vinyl required to be purchased.

For whole wrap a BMW vehicle:

SUVs

X1 - X4: 59ft - 69ft

X5 - X7 and IM/XM: 69ft - 89ft

Sedan

2 Series - 4 Series and M3 - M4: 59ft

5 Series - 7 Series and M8: 59ft - 69ft

Convertible

4 Series, 8 Series, M4, M8, and Z4: 49ft - 59ft 

For the partial wrap, please refer to the following:

  • 10ft for the Hood
  • 10ft for the Roof
  • 10ft for the Trunk
  • 10ft for Bumper
  • 5ft for Door
  • 5ft for the Skirt
  • 5ft for Fender

How Much Does It Cost To Wrap A BMW

The cost of vehicle wrapping is influenced by several factors, including the size of the vehicle, the quality of the vinyl, the wrapping area, and whether the wrap is done by a professional wrapper or DIY.

  • Wrap Size: A whole wrap that covers the entire vehicle will cost more than a partial wrap. Depending on the size of the BMW model, the cost will also vary, and larger vehicles, such as SUVs, require more materials and consume more labor than a sedan.
  • Wrap Material: Different types of vinyl vary in price. Premium quality vinyl is durable and flexible, such as metallic and chrome vinyl or customized wraps, will cost more than essential ones.
  • Professional wrapping: Professional car wrapping services will charge a different fee based on their expertise and cost. A wrap shop in different regions will charge various fees; California and New York will generally charge higher fees than Texas.

So, given the factors above, the cost range for BMW car wraps is:

  • Full Wraps: A full wrap on a BMW can range from $5,000 to $10,000. This depends on your vehicle's size, the vinyl's quality, and the labor involved​​.
  • Partial Wraps: Partial wraps, covering only certain sections like the hood, roof, or doors, generally cost between $1,000 and $3,000. This range depends on the size and complexity of the vehicle's partial wrap area.

The Best Vinyl Wrap for BMW

Pearl Finish

Pearl Vinyl Wrap has a metallic appearance with a glossy finish. It offers a unique look with a soft sheen that makes it stand out while maintaining a sophisticated aesthetic. They are available in shades of blue, green, orange, purple, etc.

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber Wraps mimic the texture and appearance of carbon fiber for a more aggressive and sporty look. It is best suited for partial applications such as wrapping the hood or roof and is an ideal option for BMW sporty models that emphasize performance and style.

Mirror Chrome

Mirror Chrome Vinyl add a touch of glamour and personality to BMW vehicles. These wraps are eye-catching and suitable for those seeking a bold, attention-grabbing look. Black chrome wraps can be challenging to apply, as they offer a stunning finish.

Matte Metallic

Matte Metallic wraps combine the characteristics of matte and metallic finishes to provide a matte, satin-like texture with a hint of metallic shimmer.    This vinyl film is popular for creating a trendy, modern look without excessive shine. It can be used for both full and partial wraps.

Customized Graphics

If you want to be more radical or personal, you can opt for custom vinyl for your BMW. Add custom graphics or decals to your vehicle, such as anime characters, Resident Evil, aliens, and other patterns.

Transparent Protective Films

Transparent protective films are designed to shield the BMW's original paint without altering its appearance. These films are virtually invisible and protect against stone chips, scratches, and UV damage. Clear wraps are an excellent option for BMW Luxury models.

BMW Wraps Ideas

BMW 5 series wrapped in customized graphics
bmw 5 series customized car wrap
BMW X5 wrapped in matte metallic silver
BMW X5 wrapped in matte metallic silver color vinyl film
BMW CLS wrapped in glossy metallic emerald green

BMW CLS wrapped in glossy metallic emerald green

BMW 640 wrapped in glossy metallic emerald green

BMW 640 wrapped in glossy metallic emerald green

BMW 3 series wrapped in Volcano Gray

BMW 3 series wrapped in volcano Gray Vinyl Wrap

BMW MINI Coupe wrapped in customized wrap

BMW MINI Coupe wrapped in customized wrap

BMW X6 wrapped in matte black

BMW X6 wrapped in matte black vinyl wrap

BMW 5 series wrapped in gradient color

BMW 5 series wrapped in gradient color

BMW 120 wrapped in Iridescent White

BMW 120 wrapped in Iridescent White Laser vinyl wrap

How To Maintain BMW Car Wraps

Most BMW vinyl wraps can resist the weather for 3 to 5 years. However, to preserve the wrap in an ideal service life, you also need to maintain the vinyl wrap after wrapping your BMW. Here are the key steps and tips for proper maintenance and care, combined with our years of experience.

Use gentle cleaning methods to care for your BMW after wrapping. Avoid abrasive scrubbers, harsh chemicals and automatic car wash with brushes, as these can damage the vinyl film. The correct method is to wash your car by hand with mild detergent and soft microfiber cloths, then rinse thoroughly with water to remove all soap residue. After washing, use a clean microfiber cloth to dry your vehicle surface. 

Pressure washers can lift the edges of the wrap and cause damage, so if you do use a pressure washer, keep the nozzle at least a foot away from the surface and aim away from seams and edges to prevent peeling.

Excessive exposure to UV rays can cause the film to fade and peel quickly. To prevent this, park your BMW in shaded areas or garages to protect it from direct sunlight or use a car cover when not in use.

Check your BMW car wrap regularly for signs of damage or wear. If bubbles, bumps, or peeling at the edges, go to the wrap shop to fix it in time to avoid further damage. The heat gun and mild pressure can usually handle minor repairs, but severe damage may require professional repair.

Remove bird droppings or dead insects from the vinyl surface immediately, as they can damage the wrap if left on for long periods.

Following the above care and maintenance tips will keep your BMW vinyl film in good condition and can extend its life by up to 7 years.

BMW wrapping offers customization, protection and cost benefits. If you are undecided between paint and wrap, we strongly recommend vinyl! That's all the information and insight you need to make an informed decision about wrapping your vehicle.

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