BMW X1 - when should I change the oil?

My local BMW garage tells me I will not need to change the oil in the X1 for two years. Is this correct?
No, definitely not. It's one of the reasons why timing chains have been failing on BMW M42 diesel engines. Insist on changing the oil every year or every 10,000 miles whichever comes first. Don't be browbeaten into a 'service' contract that only provided minimal servicing.
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