Autohaus Bayern

10925 Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy
Beaverton, OR 97005 US
9 Reviews
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Independent BMW repair service center in Beaverton, OR.

We are your German auto repair specialists in the Portland area. Our specialized BMW service shop was established to bring dealership level service to German automobile owner in the Beaverton area at competitive prices. Our BMW mechanics have over 100 years of collective experience in German auto repair.

We service the areas of Beaverton, Portland, Cedar Hills, and Lake Oswego, OR. Schedule your next Portland area BMW service appointment with us today.


  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi


  • My first time here. Staff is patient with explanations, thorough with their assessments and recommendations, and HONEST. They stay late to get the job done. Plus, they are all just very nice to work with. Really wonderful people.

    Laura F., via Google
  • Super friendly and knowledgeable. Helped me out big time. 10/10 would absolutely recommend. Wide range of German cars in their shop every time I pass by. Check them out!

    Vyasa D., via Google
  • Great experience. Honest, upfront, good price and was very informative. Eric was great to work with and got our car back on the road (BMW X5). I’ll be taking my 330i in the next time I need anything done. Thank you Autohaus.

    Spencer F., via Google
  • My experience with Autohaus Bayern was outstanding and I recommend them without reservation. I had driven past the shop many times so when my daughter's BMW stopped working and needed to be towed, we selected Autohaus Bayern. Eric was wonderful to work. He was friendly, professional and trustworthy. Autohaus Bayern was thorough at diagnosing and communicating the condition of the car, repairs needed, and providing smart advice. I found them to be competent, reasonable and honest, and they provided the best experience I have ever had with a repair shop. I will definitely go back to Autohaus Bayern next time.

    Barbara B., via Google
  • Came in looking for some parts that the BMW dealership was charging and arm and a leg for. These guys went out of their way and helped me out completely. Very good customer service.

    Mazin A., via Google

9 Reviews

  • John
    John7 years ago

    asked for a quote to reset brake lining light and air bag light with no diagnosis if they did not clear. which should take less the 10 minutes. They Charge 1/2 hour shop rate per code, Glad I tried having them do something simple before having them do any major work on my Beemer!

    2003 BMW Z4
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  • C.P.
    C.P.10 years ago

    Normal cooling system repair hoses and res. Everything went well and car was ready when promised.

    2004 BMW X3
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  • Timothy Martin
    Timothy Martin11 years ago

    I have always found that I get good service and recommendations at Autohaus Bayern. Darby has always been straight forward with me on quotes. I have taken my car there for about two years. No complaints.

    2001 BMW 525I
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  • Ken
    Ken16 years ago

    I'll never go back to Autohaus Bayern.

    I took my M3 in last December for a new radiator. Shortly after the service, the car started severely overheating. I immediately took it back to Autohaus to see what was going on.

    I got the car back with a diagnosis of a cracked head - like the last posting, they suggested something like $5,000 in repairs and sent me home with a "do not drive" warning. As an aside, the car was delivered with a check engine light on and significantly low on coolant (took three fills of the overflow tank to fill). Very sloppy work!

    I did some of my own diagnosis and convinced myself that the overheating was due to poor circulation of coolant through the radiator. The top radiator hose would get hot when the thermostat opened, but the bottom hose would barely warm up, even when the car began to overheat. I also looked for the classic signs of a cracked head - water in the oil, grimy coolant, or lots of steam, and found nothing.

    I started asking questions of Autohaus and was assured that the original radiator failure and the overheating were both explained by the cracked head, which was confirmed by the "absolutely reliable" test for exhaust gas in the coolant.

    I had a long conversation with the service advisor about the timing of such a significant failure. While I didn't want to accuse them of blowing my engine during the radiator repair, I simply could not come to grips with the idea that my car, which had never previously experienced overheating, was suddenly and massively overheating after their repair and that the overheating was caused by a blown head on a M3 with only 43,000 miles. At the very least, I wanted to allow for the idea that the overheating had another underlying cause. If we could eliminate it, I felt that I could believe that the cracked head was a pre-existing condition, even though it seemed like an unlikely failure.

    The service advisor would not listen to my concerns, and clearly felt that I was just trying to get them to pay for the expensive repairs. He angrily said that he would "throw in a water pump" to see if it would help the overheating problem and offered me the "club discount" on labor for the major repairs.

    I decided that I should get a second opinion and took the car to another independent shop. When I described the overheating problem, they immediately asked if I had the thermostat replaced when the radiator was replaced. They said that the BMW thermostats commonly fail in a way that causes them to not open fully, which reduces coolant circulation through the radiator and causes overheating.

    I asked about the cracked head diagnosis and was told:

    * BMW heads and head gaskets are very robust and almost never fail.

    * A head or head gasket failure will essentially always be accompanied by water in the oil, sludge in the coolant, or massive amounts of steam in the exhaust. As noted above, none of these symptoms were present in my car.

    * The chemical test for exhaust gas in the coolant is a notoriously unreliable test and should never be used as a diagnosis for a head failure.

    I had the mechanic replace the thermostat for around $100 and the overheating was immediately fixed. I have had no other problems with the car since.

    I would strongly recommend that you do not take your car to Autohaus Bayern. If you do, and you get a diagnosis of head problems, based on a chemical test on the coolant, RUN to another mechanic for a second opinion.

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  • Dr. Tallman
    Dr. Tallman16 years ago

    I've had nothing but positive outcomes from the folks at Autohaus, be it the top-end rebuild of my 6-er or the front grill/headlight work. One job cost thousands, one less than $100, both were treated with the same level of attention to detail that one would expect from professionals, and I appreciate that. They do a fine job with the details of cost, time, ect. as well. I am sure I could find no better with regards to the maintenence of my favorite ride.

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  • A.L.L.
    A.L.L.16 years ago

    autohaus rocks my socks! GO DARBY!

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  • P.W.
    P.W.16 years ago

    These guys are good. They're honest and don't try to "upsell" services. On more than one occasion (and with both vehicles I have taken in) they have reduced labor charges when it was more than they had estimated.

    Note that they do get busy and will sometimes push to get you to pick up your car (they have a tiny lot).

    Also note that the Google map above shows them in the WRONG location. The shop is further south and east, on Beaverton-Hillsdale highway just east of 217.

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  • David G
    David G16 years ago

    I took my wife's Audi A6 to them a couple of months ago with a bad oil leak.

    From my own internet diagnosis, I was sure I needed new valve cover gaskets

    and cam tensioner seals. Darby told me to try the valve cover gasket first

    (from his experience they were the main culprit), and if that didn't work

    they would refund the labor on the valve cover (1.5 hours) to do the cam

    tensioner seals (8 hours). No leaks since, and I saved $700+ on something I

    was absolutely sure I needed. They did the service in the time expected (one day) and didn't try to jack me around on other stuff.

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  • Jon King
    Jon King17 years ago

    I had a great experience with darby but had to return several times due to technician failure. Also found out owner used my tires and wheels on his car to race while my car was in for service. The head technician they had left for unknown reasons and he was the only one with ASE certs. No experience with current techs.

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