BMW SERIE 3 Owner`s manual

Contents
Owner's Manual for
Vehicle
A-Z
The Ultimate Driving
Machine
THE BMW 3 SERIES SEDAN.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
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Owner's Manual for Vehicle
Thank you for choosing a BMW.
The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you
will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:
Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW.
Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It con‐
tains important information on vehicle operation that will help you
make full use of the technical features available in your BMW. The
manual also contains information designed to enhance operating
reliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining the
value of your BMW.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or
integrated Owner's Manual are located in the appendix of the
printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐
chures in the onboard literature.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable drive.
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Contents
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 314.
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Notes
At a glance
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Cockpit
iDrive
Voice activation system
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Controls
30
45
55
59
70
86
91
104
109
134
141
148
Opening and closing
Adjusting
Transporting children safely
Driving
Displays
Lamps
Safety
Driving stability control systems
Driving comfort
Climate control
Interior equipment
Storage compartments
Communication
220 Business mobile phone preparation
package
228 Professional mobile phone preparation
package
238 Office
247 Contacts
250 ConnectedDrive
Mobility
260
262
263
272
274
276
277
279
290
296
Refueling
Fuel
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Coolant
Maintenance
Replacing components
Breakdown assistance
Care
Reference
302 Technical data
306 Short commands of the voice activation
system
314 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
156 Things to remember when driving
159 Loading
162 Saving fuel
Navigation
168 Navigation system
Entertainment
188 Tone
190 Radio
198 CD/multimedia
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Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Vehicle equipment
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic is by using the index.
This Owner's Manual describes all models and
all standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series.
Therefore, in this Owner's Manual, equipment is
also described and illustrated that is not availa‐
ble in your vehicle, e.g. because of the selected
optional equipment or the country-specific var‐
iants.
An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in
the first chapter.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for
the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐
dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Additional sources of information
Should you have any questions, your service
center will be glad to advise you at any time.
This also applies for safety-related functions
and systems.
For options and equipment not described in this
Owner's Manual, please refer to the Supple‐
mentary Owner's Manuals.
Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is
available on the Internet: bmwusa.com.
On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls are
arranged differently than shown in the illustra‐
tions.
Symbols
Status of the Owner's Manual
Indicates precautions that must be followed
precisely in order to avoid the possibility of per‐
sonal injury and serious damage to the vehicle.
The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a pol‐
icy of constant development that is conceived
to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody
the highest quality and safety standards. In rare
cases, therefore, the features described in this
Owner's Manual may differ from those in your
vehicle.
◄ Marks the end of a specific item of informa‐
tion.
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to se‐
lect individual functions.
›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice ac‐
tivation system.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the
voice activation system.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for
the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐
dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Refers to measures that can be taken to help
protect the environment.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the rele‐
vant section of this Owner's Manual for infor‐
mation on a particular part or assembly.
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For your own safety
Maintenance and repairs
Advanced technology, e.g., the use of modern
materials and high-performance electronics, re‐
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Notes
quires suitable maintenance and repair meth‐
ods.
Therefore, have this work performed only by a
BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐
ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐
ately trained personnel.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.
Parts and Accessories
For your own safety, use genuine parts and ac‐
cessories approved by BMW. When you pur‐
chase accessories tested and approved by
BMW and Genuine BMW Parts, you simultane‐
ously acquire the assurance that they have been
thoroughly tested by BMW to ensure optimum
performance when installed on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free from de‐
fects in material and workmanship. BMW will not
accept any liability for damage resulting from in‐
stallation of parts and accessories not approved
by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made
by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used
on a BMW safely and without risk to either the
vehicle, its operation, or its occupants. Genuine
BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other prod‐
ucts approved by BMW, together with profes‐
sional advice on using these items, are available
from all BMW centers. Installation and operation
of non-BMW approved accessories such as
alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
wheels, suspension components, brake dust
shields, telephones, including operation of any
mobile phone from within the vehicle without
using an externally mounted antenna, or trans‐
ceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkietalkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may
cause extensive damage to the vehicle, com‐
promise its safety, interfere with the vehicle's
electrical system or affect the validity of the
BMW Limited Warranty. See your BMW center
for additional information. Maintenance, re‐
placement, or repair of the emission control de‐
vices and systems may be performed by any au‐
tomotive repair establishment or individual
using any certified automotive part.
California Proposition 65 Warning
California laws require us to state the following
warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile
components and parts, including components
found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, con‐
tain or emit chemicals known to the State of Cal‐
ifornia to cause cancer and birth defects and re‐
productive harm. In addition, certain fluids
contained in vehicles and certain products of
component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your
hands after handling. Used engine oil contains
chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory
animals. Always protect your skin by washing
thoroughly with soap and water.
Service and warranty
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the fol‐
lowing warranties:
▷ New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
▷ Rust Perforation Limited Warranty.
▷ Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty.
▷ Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
▷ California Emission Control System Limited
Warranty.
Detailed information about these warranties is
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating con‐
ditions and homologation requirements in your
country and continental region in order to deliver
the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is op‐
erated under those conditions. If you wish to op‐
erate your vehicle in another country or region,
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Notes
you may be required to adapt your vehicle to
meet different prevailing operating conditions
and homologation requirements. You should
also be aware of any applicable warranty limita‐
tions or exclusions for such country or region. In
such case, please contact Customer Relations
for further information.
Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the road
safety, operational reliability and the New Vehi‐
cle Limited Warranty.
Specifications for required maintenance meas‐
ures:
▷ BMW Maintenance system
▷ Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models
▷ Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer,
or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safe‐
rcar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other information about mo‐
tor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada, De‐
fect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone
the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can
also obtain other information about motor vehi‐
cle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.
If the vehicle is not maintained according to
these specifications, this could result in serious
damage to the vehicle. Such damage is not cov‐
ered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited War‐
ranty.
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following only applies to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the Na‐
tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North
America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New
Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone
1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign.
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At a glance
These overviews of buttons, switches and
displays are intended to familiarize you with your
vehicle. You will also become quickly acquainted
with the available control concepts and options.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Cockpit
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
All around the steering wheel
1
Roller sunblinds 43
2
Rear window safety switch 42
3
Power windows 41
4
Exterior mirror operation 52
5
Driver assistance systems
Front fog lamps 89
Parking lamps 86
Low beams 86
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion 101
Collision warning 115
Lane departure warning 99
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Lamps
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Cockpit
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 87
Increase distance 111
Daytime running lights 87
Reduce distance 111
Adaptive light control 88
High-beam Assistant 88
Instrument lighting 89
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9
Instrument cluster 70
10 Steering wheel buttons, right
Entertainment source
Steering column stalk, left
Turn signal 64
Volume
High beams, head‐
lamp flasher 64
Voice activation 23
High-beam Assistant 88
Business mobile phone prepara‐
tion package 220
Roadside parking lamps 87
Computer 81
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Professional mobile phone prepa‐
ration package 228
11 Steering column stalk, right
Windshield wipers 65
8
Steering wheel buttons, left
Store speed 119
Rain sensor 65
Resume speed 120
Clean the windshields and head‐
lamps 66
Cruise control on/off, interrupt‐
ing 119
12
Start/stop the engine and switch
the ignition on/off 60
Auto Start/Stop function 61
Active Cruise Control on/off, inter‐
rupting 109
13 Horn
14
Steering wheel heating 53
15 Adjust the steering wheel 53
16 Unlock hood 273
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Cockpit
All around the center console
1
Headliner 15
8
Controller with buttons 16
2
Control Display 16
9
Parking brake 63
3
Ventilation 139
10
4
Hazard warning system 290
PDC Park Distance Control 121
Backup camera 123
Parking assistant 130
Surround View 123
Central locking system 33
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5
Glove compartment 148
6
Radio 190
CD/multimedia 198
7
Climate control 134
14
Driving Experience Switch 106
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 104
12 Transmission selector lever 67 67
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Cockpit
At a glance
All around the headliner
1
Emergency Request 290
4
Reading lamps 90
2
Glass sunroof 43
5
Interior lamps 90
3
Indicator lamp, front passenger
airbag 93
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At a glance
iDrive
iDrive
Vehicle equipment
Control Display
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Notes
▷ To clean the Control Display, follow the care
instructions.
▷ Do not place objects close to the Control
Display; otherwise, the Control Display can
be damaged.
Switching off
The concept
The iDrive combines the functions of a multitude
of switches. Thus, these functions can be oper‐
ated from a central location.
1.
Press the button.
2. "Switch off control display"
Using the iDrive during a trip
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
Controls at a glance
Switching on
Controls
Press the controller again to switch the screen
back on.
Controller with navigation system
Select menu items and create settings.
1. Turn.
1
Control Display
2
Controller with buttons
The buttons can be used to open the menus
directly. The controller can be used to select
menu items and create the settings.
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iDrive
2. Press.
1. Turn.
3. Move in four directions.
2. Press.
Buttons on controller
At a glance
3. Move in two directions.
Press the button Function
MENU
Open the main menu.
RADIO
Opens the Radio menu.
MEDIA
Opens the CD/Multimedia
menu.
NAV
Opens the Navigation
menu.
TEL
Opens the Telephone
menu.
BACK
Displays the previous
panel.
OPTION
Opens the Options menu.
Controller without navigation system
Select menu items and create settings.
Buttons on controller
Press the button Function
MENU
Open the main menu.
Audio
Open audio menu last lis‐
tened to, switch between
audio menus.
TEL
Opens the Telephone
menu.
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iDrive
Press the button Function
BACK
Open previous panel.
OPTION
Opens the Options menu.
Menu items in the Owner's Manual
In the Owner's Manual, menu items that can be
selected are set in quotation marks, e.g.,
"Settings".
Changing between panels
Operating concept
After a menu item is selected, e.g., "Radio", a
new panel is displayed. Panels can overlap.
Opening the main menu
▷ Move the controller to the left.
The current panel is closed and the previous
panel is displayed.
Press the button.
The previous panel is opened again by
pressing the BACK button. In this case, the
current panel is not closed.
▷ Move the controller to the right.
A new panel is opened on top of the previous
display.
The main menu is displayed.
All iDrive functions can be called up via the main
menu.
Selecting menu items
Menu items shown in white can be selected.
1. Turn the controller until the desired menu
item is highlighted.
White arrows pointing to the left or right indicate
that additional panels can be opened.
View of an opened menu
When a menu is opened, it generally opens with
the panel that was last selected in that menu. To
display the first panel of a menu:
▷ Move the controller to the left repeatedly
until the first panel is displayed.
▷ Press the menu button on the controller
twice.
2. Press the controller.
Opening the Options menu
Press the button.
The "Options" menu is displayed.
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iDrive
At a glance
The function is deactivated.
Example: setting the clock
Setting the clock
1.
Additional options: move the controller to the
right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is dis‐
played.
Press the button. The main menu is
displayed.
2. Turn the controller until "Settings" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Options menu
The "Options" menu consists of various areas:
▷ Screen settings, e.g., "Split screen".
This area remains unchanged.
▷ Control options for the selected main menu,
e.g., for "Radio".
▷ If applicable, further operating options for
the selected menu, e.g., "Store station".
Changing settings
1. Select a field.
3. If necessary, move the controller to the left
to display "Time/Date".
4. Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is displayed.
3. Press the controller.
Activating/deactivating the functions
Several menu items are preceded by a check‐
box. It indicates whether the function is acti‐
vated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item
activates or deactivates the function.
The function is activated.
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iDrive
5. Turn the controller until "Time:" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Telephone symbols
Symbol Meaning
Incoming or outgoing call.
Missed call.
Wireless network reception
strength Symbol flashes: searching
for network.
Wireless network is not available.
6. Turn the controller to set the hours and
press the controller.
7. Turn the controller to set the minutes and
press the controller.
Bluetooth is switched on.
Roaming is active.
Text message was received.
Check the SIM card.
Status information
SIM card is blocked.
Status field
SIM card is missing.
The following information is displayed in the sta‐
tus field at the top right:
Enter the PIN.
▷ Time.
Entertainment symbols
▷ Current entertainment source.
▷ Sound output, on/off.
Symbol Meaning
▷ Wireless network reception strength.
CD/DVD player.
▷ Telephone status.
Music collection.
▷ Traffic bulletin reception.
Status field symbols
The symbols are grouped as follows.
Radio symbols
Gracenote® database.
AUX-IN port.
USB audio interface/mobile phone
audio interface.
USB audio interface.
Symbol
Meaning
Mobile phone audio interface.
Satellite radio is switched on.
Additional symbols
Symbol Meaning
Spoken instructions are switched off.
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iDrive
At a glance
Split screen
tions, phone numbers and entry points into the
menu.
General information
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Additional information can be displayed on the
right side of the split screen, e.g., information
from the onboard computer.
In the divided screen view, the so-called split
screen, this information remains visible even
when you change to another menu.
Switching the split screen on and off
Without navigation system and
telephone
On the buttons, only radio stations, refer to
page 197, can be stored.
Saving a function
1. Highlight the function via the iDrive.
1.
Press the button.
2.
2. "Split screen"
Selecting the display
1.
Press the button.
2. "Split screen"
Press the desired button for more
than 2 seconds.
Running a function
Press the button.
3. Move the controller until the split screen is
selected.
The function will run immediately. This
means, for example, that the number is dialed
when a phone number is selected.
4. Press the controller or select "Split screen
content".
Displaying the button assignment
5. Select the desired menu item.
Use a finger to touch the buttons. Do not wear
gloves or use objects.
The key assignment is displayed at the top edge
of the screen.
Programmable memory
buttons
General information
The iDrive functions can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly, e.g., radio stations, navigation destina‐
▷ To display short information: touch the but‐
ton.
▷ To display detailed information: touch the
button for an extended period.
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iDrive
Deleting the button assignments
1. Press buttons 1 and 8 simultaneously for
approx. five seconds.
The entries are continuously compared to the
data stored in the vehicle.
2. "OK"
▷ Only those letters are offered during the en‐
try for which data is available.
Entering letters and numbers
▷ Destination search: town/city names can be
entered using the spelling of language avail‐
able on the Control Display.
General information
1. Turn the controller: select letters or num‐
bers.
2. Select additional letters or numbers if
needed.
3. "OK": confirm the entry.
Symbol Function
Press the controller: delete the letter
or number.
Press the controller for an extended
period: delete all letters or numbers.
Enter a blank space.
Switching between cases, letters and
numbers
Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐
tween entering upper and lower case, letters
and numbers:
Symbol
Function
Enter the letters.
Enter the numbers.
or
Move the controller up.
Without navigation system
Select the
symbol.
Entry comparison
Entry of names and addresses: the selection is
narrowed down every time a letter is entered and
letters may be added automatically.
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Voice activation system
At a glance
Voice activation system
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
The concept
▷ Most functions that are displayed on the
Control Display can be operated by spoken
commands via the voice activation system.
The system prompts you to make your en‐
tries.
▷ Functions that can only be used when the
vehicle is stationary cannot be operated us‐
ing the voice activation system.
▷ The system uses a special microphone on
the driver's side.
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions in the Owner's
Manual to use with the voice activation sys‐
tem.
Requirements
Via the Control Display, set a language that is
also supported by the voice activation system
so that the spoken commands can be identified.
Set the language, refer to page 84.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
Press the button on the steering
1.
wheel.
2. Wait for the signal.
3. Say the command.
The command is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
This symbol in the instrument cluster indi‐
cates that the voice activation system is active.
If no other commands are available, operate the
function in this case via iDrive.
Terminating the voice activation
system
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or ›Cancel‹.
Possible commands
Most menu items on the Control Display can be
voiced as commands.
The available commands depend on which
menu is currently displayed on the Control Dis‐
play.
There are short commands for functions of the
main menu.
Some list entries, e.g. Phone book entries, can
also be selected via the voice activation system.
Speak these list entries exactly as they are dis‐
played in the respective list.
Having possible commands read aloud
You can have the available commands read out
loud for you: ›Voice commands‹
For example, if the "Settings" menu is displayed,
the commands for the settings are read out loud.
Executing functions using short
commands
Functions on the main menu can be performed
directly by means of short commands, nearly ir‐
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Voice activation system
respective of which menu item is currently se‐
lected, e.g., ›Vehicle status‹.
3. "Speech mode:"
4. Select the setting.
List of short commands of the voice activation
system, refer to page 306.
Help dialog for the voice activation
system
Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹
Additional commands for the help dialog:
▷ ›Help with examples‹: information about the
current operating options and the most im‐
portant commands for them are announced.
▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information
about the principle of operation for the voice
activation system is announced.
Adjusting the volume
Example: playing back a CD
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
1. Switch on the Entertainment sound output
if necessary.
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
2.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
3. ›C D and multimedia‹
The medium last played is played back.
4.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
5. ›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 4.
Setting the voice dialog
Turn the volume button while giving an instruc‐
tion until the desired volume is set.
Notes on Emergency
Requests
Do not use the voice activation system to initiate
an Emergency Request. In stressful situations,
the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can
unnecessarily delay the establishment of a tel‐
ephone connection.
Instead, use the SOS button, refer to
page 290, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
You can set whether the system should use the
standard dialog or a shorter version.
Environmental conditions
In the shorter variant of the voice dialog, the an‐
nouncements from the system are issued in an
abbreviated form.
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
On the Control Display:
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the voice activation system.
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
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▷ When selecting a radio station, use the com‐
mon pronunciation of the station name:
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Voice activation system
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›Station ...‹ e. g. Classic Radio station
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sun‐
roof closed to prevent noise interference.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
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Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Vehicle equipment
Select components
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
1.
Integrated Owner's Manual in
the vehicle
Press the button.
2. Turn the controller: open "Vehicle Info".
3. Press the controller.
4. Selecting desired range:
▷ "Quick reference"
▷ "Search by pictures"
▷ "Owner's Manual"
The integrated Owner's Manual can be dis‐
played on the Control Display. The equipment
and functions that are in the vehicle are descri‐
bed therein.
Components of the integrated Owner's
Manual
The integrated Owner's Manual consists of
three parts, which offer various levels of infor‐
mation or access possibilities.
Leafing through the Owner's Manual
Quick Reference Guide
Turn the controller until the next or previous
page is displayed.
Located in the Quick Reference is important in‐
formation for the operation of the vehicle, the
operation of basic vehicle functions or for what
to do in the event of a flat tire. This information
can also be displayed during driving.
Search by pictures
Information and descriptions based on illustra‐
tions can be searched via search by pictures.
This is helpful, for example, if the description of
an outfitting package that cannot be named is
needed.
Owner's Manual
Information and descriptions can be searched
by direct entry of a search term via the index.
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Page by page with link access
Page by page without link access
Leaf through the pages directly while skipping
the links.
Highlight the symbol once. Now simply press
the controller to leaf from page to page.
Leaf back.
Leaf forward.
Context help - Owner's Manual to the
temporarily selected function
The relevant information can be opened directly.
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Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
At a glance
Opening during operation via iDrive
Programmable memory buttons
To move directly from the application on the
Control Display to the options menu:
General information
1.
The Owner's Manual can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly.
Press the button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
Opening when a Check Control
message is displayed
Directly from the Check Control message on the
Control Display:
"Display Owner's Manual"
Changing between a function and the
Owner's Manual
Storing
1. "Owner's Manual" Select via the iDrive.
2.
Press the desired button for more
than 2 seconds.
Executing
Press the button.
The Owner's Manual is displayed im‐
mediately.
To change from a function, e.g., radio, to the
Owner's Manual on the Control Display and to
switch between the two displays:
1.
Press the button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
3. Select the desired page in the Owner's
Manual.
4.
Press the button again to return to the
function displayed last.
5.
Press the button to return to the page
of the Owner's Manual displayed last.
To switch back and forth repeatedly between
the function displayed last and the page of the
Owner's Manual displayed last, repeat steps 4
and 5. This opens a new panel every time.
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you with
information that will give you complete control of
your vehicle. All features and accessories that are
useful for driving and your safety, comfort and
convenience are described here.
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Vehicle equipment
Integrated key
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Remote control/key
Press the button on the back of the remote con‐
trol, arrow 1, and pull out the key, arrow 2.
Buttons on the remote control
The integrated key fits the following locks:
▷ Driver's door.
▷ Glove compartment on the front passenger
side.
The front passenger glove compartment con‐
tains a switch for separately securing the trunk
lid, refer to page 38.
Replacing the battery
1
Unlocking
2
Locking
3
Opening the trunk lid
4
Panic mode in alarm system
General information
The vehicle is supplied with two remote controls
with keys.
Every remote control contains a replaceable
battery.
The settings called up and implemented when
the vehicle is unlocked depend on which remote
control is used to unlock the vehicle, Personal
Profile, refer to page 31.
In addition, information about service require‐
ments is stored in the remote control, Service
data in the remote control, refer to page 277.
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1. Take the integrated key out of the remote
control.
2. Push in the catch with the key, arrow 1.
3. Remove the cover of the battery compart‐
ment; see arrow 2.
4. Insert a battery of the same type with the
positive side facing upwards.
5. Press the cover closed.
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Take the used battery to a recycling cen‐
ter or to your service center.
New remote controls
You can obtain new remote controls from your
service center.
Controls
button within 10 seconds while pressing the
brake.
Manual transmission: if a corresponding Check
Control message appears, hold the remote con‐
trol, as shown, against the marked area on the
steering column and press the Start/Stop button
within 10 seconds while pressing the clutch.
Loss of the remote controls
Lost remote controls can be blocked by your
service center.
Personal Profile
Emergency detection of remote control
The concept
It is possible to switch on the ignition or start the
engine in situations such as the following:
Personal Profile concept
▷ Interference of radio transmission to remote
control by external sources.
▷ Discharged battery in the remote control.
▷ Interference of radio transmission by mobile
devices in close proximity to the remote
control.
▷ Interference of radio transmission by
charger while charging items such as mobile
devices in the vehicle.
A Check Control message is displayed if an at‐
tempt is made to switch on the ignition or start
the engine.
Starting the engine in case of
emergency detection of remote control
You can set several of your vehicle's functions
to suit your personal needs and preferences.
▷ The settings are automatically saved in the
profile currently activated.
▷ When the vehicle is unlocked, the profile that
was last detected and called up with the re‐
mote control is used.
▷ Your personal settings will be recognized
and called up again even if the vehicle has
been used in the meantime by someone else
with another remote control.
The individual settings are stored for three Per‐
sonal Profiles and one guest profile.
Transmitting the settings
Your personal settings can be taken with you to
another vehicle equipped with the Personal Pro‐
file function. For more information, contact your
service center.
Transmission takes place via:
▷ The USB interface in the glove compart‐
ment or the center console on a USB me‐
dium.
Automatic transmission: if a corresponding
Check Control message appears, hold the re‐
mote control, as shown, against the marked area
on the steering column and press the Start/Stop
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Opening and closing
Profile management
Resetting profiles
Opening the profiles
The settings of the active profile are reset to
their default values.
A different profile can be called up than the one
associated with the remote control currently in
use.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. "Settings"
3. "Profiles"
1. "Settings"
The current profile is selected.
2. "Profiles"
4. "Options" Open.
5. "Reset current profile"
Importing profiles
Existing settings and contacts are overwritten
with the imported profile.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Import profile"
3. Select a profile.
The profile that is opened is assigned to the re‐
mote control currently in use.
Renaming profiles
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
The current profile is selected.
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Rename current profile"
4. USB interface: "USB device"
Exporting profiles
Most settings of the active profile and the saved
contacts can be exported.
This can be useful for storing and opening per‐
sonal settings, e.g. if settings are accidentally
changed or deleted.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Export profile"
4. USB interface: "USB device"
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Using the guest profile
The guest profile can be used to make individual
settings without affecting the three Personal
Profiles.
This can be useful for drivers who are using the
vehicle temporarily and do not have their own
profile.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. The current profile is selected.
4. Open "Guest".
5. Create the settings.
Note: the guest profile cannot be renamed.
Display profile list during start
The profile list can be displayed during each
start for selecting the desired profile.
Controls
▷ Headlamp courtesy delay feature: time set‐
ting.
▷ Tone: tone settings.
▷ Automatic climate control/Automatic cli‐
mate control with enhanced features: set‐
tings.
▷ Navigation: map views, route criteria, voice
output on/off.
▷ Park Distance Control PDC: adjusting the
signal tone volume.
▷ Radio: stored stations, station listened to
last, special settings.
▷ Backup camera: selection of functions and
type of display.
▷ Side View: selection of the display type.
▷ Language on the Control Display.
▷ Lane departure warning: last setting, on/off.
▷ Active Blind Spot Detection: last setting, on/
off.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Display user list at startup"
Personal Profile settings
The following functions and settings can be
stored in a profile.
More information on the settings can be found
under:
▷ Active Cruise Control: collision warning.
▷ Triple turn signal activation.
▷ Daytime running lights: current setting.
▷ Locking the vehicle: after a brief period or
after starting to drive.
Central locking system
The concept
▷ Exterior mirror position.
The central locking system becomes active
when the driver's door is closed.
▷ CD/Multimedia: audio source listened to
last.
The system simultaneously engages and re‐
leases the locks on the following:
▷ Driving Experience Switch: sport program
▷ Doors.
▷ Driver's seat position: automatically re‐
trieved after unlocking.
▷ Trunk lid.
▷ Programmable memory buttons: assign‐
ment.
▷ Head-up Display: selection, brightness, po‐
sition and rotation of the display.
▷ Fuel filler flap.
Operating from the outside
▷ Via the remote control.
▷ Via the door handles of the driver's and front
passenger doors.
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Opening and closing
The following takes place simultaneously when
locking/unlocking the vehicle via the remote
control:
when leaving the vehicle so that the vehicle can
then be opened from the outside.◀
▷ Depending on how the vehicle is equipped,
the theft protection is activated/deactivated.
Theft protection prevents the doors from
being unlocked using the lock buttons or the
door opener.
Unlocking
▷ The welcome lamps, interior lamps and
courtesy lamps are switched on and off.
▷ The alarm system, refer to page 40, is
armed or disarmed.
Operating from the inside
Press the button.
The vehicle is unlocked.
Welcome lamps, interior lamp and courtesy
lamps are switched on.
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. "Unlock button:"
Via the button for the central locking system.
If the vehicle has been locked from inside, the
fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
If an accident of a certain severity occurs, the
central locking system unlocks automatically.
The hazard warning system and interior lamps
come on.
4. Select the desired function:
▷ "Driver's door only"
Only the driver's door and the fuel filler
flap are unlocked. Pressing again un‐
locks the entire vehicle.
▷ "All doors"
Opening and closing: from the
outside
Using the remote control
General information
Take the remote control with you
People or animals left unattended in a
parked vehicle can lock the doors from the in‐
side. Always take the remote control with you
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The entire vehicle is unlocked.
Convenient opening
The remote control can be used to simultane‐
ously open the windows and the glass sunroof.
Press and hold the button on the re‐
mote control.
The windows and the glass sunroof open.
Releasing the button stops the motion.
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Locking
Press the button on the remote control.
Locking from the outside
Controls
3. Deactivate or activate the desired confirma‐
tion signals.
▷ "Acoustic sig. lock/unlock"
▷ "Flash when lock/unlock"
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
Switching on interior lamps and
courtesy lamps
Press the button on the remote control
with the vehicle locked.
Retrieving the seat and mirror settings
Panic mode
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press the button on the remote control
for at least 3 seconds.
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Opening the trunk lid
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second.
The driver's seat and exterior mirror positions
used last are stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
When the vehicle is unlocked, these positions
are automatically retrieved if this function was
activated.
Pinch hazard when moving back the seat
If this function is used, first make sure that
the footwell behind the driver's seat is empty.
Otherwise, people can be injured or objects
damaged when the seat is moved back.◀
The trunk lid opens, regardless of whether it was
previously locked or unlocked.
The adjustment procedure is interrupted:
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
▷ When a button of the seat and mirror mem‐
ory is pressed.
In some vehicle equipment variants, the trunk lid
can only be opened using the remote control if
the vehicle was unlocked first.
Activating the setting
To avoid locking yourself out of the vehicle, do
not place the remote control into the cargo area.
The trunk lid is locked again as soon as it is
pushed closed.
▷ When a seat position switch is pressed.
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
Confirmation signals from the vehicle
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
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Opening and closing
3. "Last seat position auto."
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Using the door lock
General information
Malfunction
If the vehicle can no longer be locked or un‐
locked with the remote control, the battery may
be discharged or there may be interference from
external sources such as mobile phones, metal
objects, overhead power lines, transmission
towers, etc.
If this occurs, unlock or lock the vehicle at the
door lock using the integrated key.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
▷ LX8766S.
▷ LX8766E.
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
The alarm system is triggered when the door is
opened, if the vehicle is unlocked via the door
lock.
In order to terminate this alarm, unlock vehicle
with the remote control, or switch on the igni‐
tion, if necessary, by emergency detection of the
remote control.
Only the driver's door is unlocked or locked via
the door lock.
▷ LX8CAS.
▷ LX8CAS2.
▷ MYTCAS4.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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Locking from the outside
Locking the doors and trunk lid
together
To lock all doors and the trunk lid at once:
1. With the doors closed, lock the vehicle using
the button for the central locking system in
the interior.
2. Unlock and open the driver's or front pas‐
senger door.
3. Lock the vehicle.
▷ Lock the driver's door using the
integrated key in the door lock, or
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▷ Press down the lock button of the front
passenger door and close the door from
the outside.
Controls
2. "Door locks"
3. Select the desired function:
▷ "Lock if no door is opened"
The fuel filler flap can only be locked using the
remote control.
The vehicle locks automatically after a
short period of time if a door is not
opened.
Manual operation
▷ "Lock after start. to drive"
If an electrical malfunction occurs, lock or unlock
the vehicle using the integrated key via the door
lock on the driver's door.
The vehicle locks automatically after
you drive away.
Opening and closing: from the
inside
Locking and unlocking
Trunk lid
Opening
Pressing the buttons locks and unlocks the
doors and the trunk lid when the front doors are
closed, but they are not secured against theft.
The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
Opening from the outside
Unlocking and opening
▷ Either unlock the doors together using the
button for the central locking system and
then pull the door handle above the armrest
or
▷ Pull the door opener twice individually on
each door: the first time unlocks the door,
the second time opens it.
Automatic locking
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Settings"
▷ Press the button on the trunk lid.
▷
Press the button on the remote
control for approx. 1 second.
▷ With Comfort Access the trunk lid opens
with no-touch activation, refer to page 39.
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Opening and closing
Opening from the inside
Push the button in the driver's footwell.
If the vehicle is stationary, the trunk lid opens if
it is not locked.
When the front passenger glove compartment
is locked, the tailgate cannot be accessed.
This is beneficial when the vehicle is parked us‐
ing valet service. The infrared remote control
can be handed out without the key.
Emergency unlocking
Closing
Recessed grips in the interior trim of the trunk
lid make it easier to pull down the lid.
Pull the handle inside the cargo area.
The trunk lid unlocks.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote
control is locked inside the vehicle when the
trunk lid is closed.◀
Locking separately
The trunk lid can be locked separately with the
switch in the front passenger glove compart‐
ment.
The concept
The vehicle can be accessed without activating
the remote control.
All you need to do is to have the remote control
with you, e.g., in your jacket pocket.
The vehicle automatically detects the remote
control when it is nearby or in the passenger
compartment.
Comfort Access supports the following func‐
tions:
▷ Unlocking/locking of the vehicle.
▷ Trunk lid secured, arrow 1.
▷ Unlocking of the trunk lid separately.
▷ Trunk lid not secured, ar‐
row 2.
▷ Open trunk lid with no-touch activation.
Slide the switch into the arrow 1 position. This
secures the trunk lid and disconnects it from the
central locking system.
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Comfort Access
▷ Starting the engine.
Functional requirements
▷ There are no external sources of interfer‐
ence nearby.
▷ To lock the vehicle, the remote control must
be located outside of the vehicle.
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▷ The next unlocking and locking cycle is not
possible until after approx. 2 seconds.
▷ The engine can only be started if the remote
control is inside the vehicle.
Comparison with ordinary remote
control
The functions can be controlled by pressing the
buttons of the remote control or Comfort Ac‐
cess.
Controls
Convenient closing
Press the area on the door handle, arrow 2, with
the finger and hold it down.
In addition to locking, the windows and the glass
sunroof are closed.
Monitor the closing process
Monitor the closing process to ensure that
no one becomes trapped.◀
Unlocking the trunk lid separately
Unlocking
Press the button on the exterior of the trunk lid.
This corresponds to pressing the
button.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the remote
control is locked inside the vehicle when the
trunk lid is closed.◀
Grasp the door handle on the driver's or front
passenger door completely, arrow 1. This cor‐
button.
responds to pressing the
Open trunk lid with no-touch activation
Locking
A sensor detects a directed foot motion in the
center of the area at the rear of the car and the
trunk lid opens.
With Comfort Access, the trunk lid can be
opened with no-touch activation using the re‐
mote control you are carrying.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
Do not touch vehicle
Press the area on the door handle, arrow 2, with
your finger for approx. 1 second.
This corresponds to pressing the
button.
With the foot motion, make sure there is
steady stance and do not touch the vehicle; oth‐
erwise, there is a danger of injury, e. g. from hot
exhaust system parts.◀
1. Position in the center behind the vehicle.
To save battery power, ensure that the ignition
and all electronic systems and/or power con‐
sumers are switched off before locking the ve‐
hicle.
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2. Move foot in the direction of travel under‐
neath the bumper and immediately back.
Arming and disarming the alarm
system
General information
When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either with
the remote control or at the door lock, the alarm
system is armed or disarmed at the same time.
Door lock and armed alarm system
The trunk lid opens, regardless of whether it was
previously locked or unlocked.
Malfunction
Comfort Access may not function properly if it
experiences interference from external sources
such as mobile phones, metal objects, overhead
power lines, transmission towers, etc.
In this case, open or close the vehicle using the
buttons on the remote control or use the
integrated key in the door lock.
If there is a malfunction, open the trunk lid with
the remote control button or with the button on
the trunk lid.
The alarm system is triggered when the door is
opened, if the vehicle is unlocked via the door
lock.
In order to terminate this alarm, unlock vehicle
with the remote control or switch on the ignition,
if necessary, by emergency detection of the re‐
mote control.
Trunk lid and armed alarm system
The trunk lid can be opened using the remote
control, even if the alarm system is armed.
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second.
After the trunk lid is closed, it is locked and
monitored again by the alarm system. The haz‐
ard warning system flashes once.
In some vehicle equipment variants, the trunk lid
can only be opened using the remote control if
the vehicle was unlocked first.
Alarm system
The concept
The vehicle alarm system responds to:
▷ Opening of a door, the hood or the trunk lid.
▷ Movements in the vehicle.
▷ Changes in the vehicle tilt, e.g., during at‐
tempts to steal a wheel or when towing the
car.
▷ Interruptions in battery voltage.
The alarm system briefly indicates tampering:
▷ By sounding an acoustic alarm.
Panic mode
Press the button on the remote control
for at least 3 seconds.
Switching off the alarm
▷ Unlock the vehicle using the remote control.
▷ With Comfort Access: if you are carrying the
remote control with you, pull on the door
handle.
▷ By switching on the hazard warning system.
▷ By flashing the daytime running lights.
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Indicator lamp on the interior rearview
mirror
Controls
▷ In automatic car washes.
▷ In duplex garages.
▷ During transport on car-carrying trains, at
sea or on a trailer.
▷ When animals are to remain in the vehicle.
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
▷ The indicator lamp flashes briefly every
2 seconds:
The system is armed.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
The doors, hood or trunk lid is not closed
properly, but the rest of the vehicle is se‐
cured.
After 10 seconds, the indicator lamp flashes
continuously. Interior motion sensor and tilt
alarm sensor are not active.
Press the remote control button again
within 10 seconds as soon as the vehicle
is locked.
The indicator lamp lights up for approx. 2 sec‐
onds and then continues to flash.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
are switched off until the vehicle is locked again.
Power windows
General information
Take the remote control with you
▷ The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking:
The vehicle has not been tampered with.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after unlocking
until the engine is started, but no longer than
approx. 5 minutes:
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the power windows and injure
themselves.◀
An alarm has been triggered.
Tilt alarm sensor
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored.
The alarm system responds in situations such
as attempts to steal a wheel or when the car is
towed.
Interior motion sensor
The windows and glass sunroof must be closed
for the system to function properly.
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
can be switched off together, such as in the fol‐
lowing situations:
Opening
▷
Press the switch to the resistance
point.
The window opens while the switch is held.
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▷
Opening and closing
Press the switch beyond the resist‐
ance point.
The window opens automatically.
Pressing again stops the motion.
Convenient opening, refer to page 34, via the
remote control.
Closing
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
▷
Pull the switch to the resistance point.
The window closes while the switch is held.
▷
Pull the switch beyond the resistance
point.
The window closes automatically.
Closing without the pinch protection
system
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
For example, if there is an external danger or if
ice on the windows prevents a window from
closing normally, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the switch past the resistance point and
hold it there.
Pinch protection is limited and the window
reopens slightly if the closing force exceeds
a certain value.
2. Pull the switch past the resistance point
again within approx. 4 seconds and hold it
there.
The window closes without pinch protec‐
tion.
Pressing the switch stops the motion.
Safety switch
Convenient operation, refer to page 34, via the
remote control.
Convenient closing, refer to page 39, with Com‐
fort Access.
The safety switch in the driver's door can be
used to prevent children, for example, from
opening and closing the rear windows using the
switches in the rear.
Pinch protection
Switching on and off
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a
window closes, the closing action is interrupted.
The window reopens slightly.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Even with the pinch protection system, check
that the window's closing path is clear; other‐
wise, the closing action may not stop in certain
situations, e.g., if thin objects are present.◀
Press the button.
The LED lights up if the safety function
is switched on.
Safety switch for rear operation
Press the safety switch when transporting
children in the rear; otherwise, injury may result
if the windows are closed without supervision.◀
No window accessories
Do not install any accessories in the range
of movement of the windows; otherwise, the
pinch protection system will be impaired.◀
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Controls
Roller sunblinds
Roller sunblind for rear window
General information
If you are no longer able to move the roller sun‐
blind for the rear window after having activated
it a number of times in a row, the system is
blocked for a limited time to prevent overheat‐
ing. Let the system cool.
The roller sunblind for the rear window cannot
be moved at low interior temperatures.
Tilting the glass sunroof
Push switch upward briefly.
▷ Closed roof is tilted open.
Extending or retracting roller blind for
rear window
Press the button.
Roller sunblinds for the rear side
windows
Pull out the roller sunblind at the loop and hook
it onto the bracket.
Do not open the window while the roller
sunblind is raised.
Do not open the window while the roller sunblind
is raised; otherwise, there is a risk of damage at
high speeds that may result in personal injury.◀
Glass sunroof, powered
▷ The opened roof closes until
it is in its tilted position. The
sliding visor stays completely
open.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof and
sliding visor together
▷ Slide switch back to the re‐
sistance point and hold.
Glass sunroof and sliding vi‐
sor open together as long as
the switch is held down.
▷ Press switch back past the resistance point.
The glass sunroof and sliding visor open au‐
tomatically. Pressing the switch again stops
the opening motion.
General information
Analogously, the glass sunroof is closed by slid‐
ing the switch forward.
The glass sunroof is operational when the igni‐
tion is switched on.
The sliding visor remains open and can be
closed by hand.
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the roof and injure themselves.◀
Convenient operation, refer to page 34, via the
remote control.
Convenient closing, refer to page 39, with Com‐
fort Access.
Pinch protection system
If the closing force when closing the glass sun‐
roof exceeds a certain value, the closing move‐
ment is stopped, beginning at approximately the
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Opening and closing
middle of the opening in the roof, or from the
tilted position during closing.
Press the switch up and hold it
until the initialization is complete:
The glass sunroof opens again slightly.
▷ Initialization begins within
15 seconds and is completed
when the sunroof is com‐
pletely closed.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Despite the pinch protection system, check that
the roof's closing path is clear; otherwise, the
closing action may not be interrupted in certain
extreme situations, such as when thin objects
are present.◀
▷ The roof closes without pinch protection.
Closing without the pinch protection
system
For example, if there is an external danger, pro‐
ceed as follows:
1. Press the switch forward beyond the resist‐
ance point and hold.
Pinch protection is limited and the roof re‐
opens slightly if the closing force exceeds a
certain value.
2. Press the switch forward again beyond the
resistance point and hold until the roof
closes without pinch protection.
Initializing after a power failure
After a power failure during the opening or clos‐
ing process, the roof can only be operated to a
limited extent.
Initializing the system
The system can be initialized when the vehicle
is stationary and the engine is running.
During the initialization, the roof closes without
pinch protection.
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
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Adjusting
Vehicle equipment
Manually adjustable seats
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
At a glance
Sitting safely
The ideal seating position can make a vital con‐
tribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
1
Forward/backward
The seating position plays an important role in
an accident in combination with:
2
Thigh support
3
Seat tilt
▷ Safety belts, refer to page 48.
4
Backrest width
▷ Head restraints, refer to page 49.
5
Lumbar support
▷ Airbags, refer to page 91.
6
Height
7
Backrest tilt
Seats
Forward/backward
General information
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Do not adjust the driver's seat while driv‐
ing, or the seat could respond with unexpected
movement and the ensuing loss of vehicle con‐
trol could lead to an accident.◀
Do not incline the backrest too far to the
rear
Also on the front passenger side, do not incline
the backrest on the front passenger side too far
to the rear during driving, or there is a risk of
slipping under the safety belt in the event of an
accident. This would eliminate the protection
normally provided by the belt.◀
Pull the lever and slide the seat in the desired
direction.
After releasing the lever, move the seat forward
or back slightly to make sure it engages prop‐
erly.
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Height
Electrically adjustable seats
At a glance
Pull the lever and apply your weight to the seat
or lift it off, as necessary.
Backrest tilt
1
Seat and mirror memory
2
Backrest width
3
Lumbar support
4
Backrest tilt
5
Forward/backward, height, seat tilt
Note
Pull the lever and apply your weight to the back‐
rest or lift it off, as necessary.
The seat setting for the driver's seat is stored for
the remote control currently in use. When the
vehicle is unlocked via the remote control, the
position is automatically retrieved if the function,
refer to page 35, is activated for this purpose.
Seat tilt
Adjustments in detail
1. Forward/back.
Pull the lever and move the seat to the desired
tilt. After releasing the lever, apply your weight
to the seat or lift it off to make sure the seat en‐
gages properly.
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Lumbar support
2. Height.
The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad‐
justed in such a way that it supports the lumbar
region of the spine. The lower back and the
spine are supported for upright posture.
▷ Press the front/rear section of
the switch.
The curvature is increased/
decreased.
▷ Press the upper/lower sec‐
tion of the switch.
3. Seat tilt.
The curvature is shifted up/
down.
Backrest width
Change the width of the backrest
using the side wings to adjust the
lateral support.
4. Backrest tilt.
Front seat heating
Thigh support
Switching on
Press the button once for each temper‐
ature level.
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
If the drive is continued within approx. 15 mi‐
nutes, the seat heating is activated automati‐
cally with the temperature selected last.
Pull the lever at the front of the seat and adjust
the thigh support.
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Switching off
Notes
Press the button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Always make sure that safety belts are being
worn by all occupants before driving away.
Although airbags enhance safety by providing
added protection, they are not a substitute for
safety belts.
Rear seat heating
▷ The shoulder strap's anchorage point will be
correct for adult seat occupants of every
build if the seat is correctly adjusted.
▷ The two outer safety belt buckles,
integrated into the rear seat, are for passen‐
gers sitting on the left and right.
▷ The center rear seat belt buckle is solely in‐
tended for the center passenger.
One person per safety belt
Switching on
Press the button once for each temper‐
ature level.
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
If the drive is continued within approx. 15 mi‐
nutes, the seat heating is activated automati‐
cally with the temperature selected last.
Switching off
Press the button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Safety belts
Never allow more than one person to wear
a single safety belt. Never allow infants or small
children to ride on a passenger's lap.◀
Putting on the belt
Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly
across the lap and shoulders, as close to the
body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies low
around the hips in the lap area and does not
press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt can
slip over the hips in the lap area in a frontal im‐
pact and injure the abdomen.
The safety belt must not lie across the neck, rub
on sharp edges, be routed over solid or breaka‐
ble objects, or be pinched.◀
Reduction of restraining effect
Seats with safety belt
The vehicle has five seats, each of which is
equipped with a safety belt.
Number of safety belts
Avoid wearing clothing that prevents the
belt from fitting properly, and pull the shoulder
belt periodically to readjust the tension across
your lap; otherwise, the retention effect of the
safety belt may be reduced.◀
Your vehicle has been fitted with five safety belts
for the safety of you and your passengers. How‐
ever, they can only offer protection when ad‐
justed correctly.
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Buckling the belt
Controls
Front head restraints
Correctly adjusted head restraint
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event of
an accident.
Adjusting the head restraint
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in the
belt buckle.
Unbuckling the belt
1. Hold the belt firmly.
Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
proximately at ear level.
2. Press the red button in the belt buckle.
Distance
3. Guide the belt back into its reel.
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
Safety belt reminder for the driver's and
front passenger seat
The indicator lamp flashes or lights up
and a signal sounds. Make sure that the
safety belts are positioned correctly.
The safety belt reminder is active at speeds
above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h. It can also be ac‐
tivated if objects are placed on the front pas‐
senger seat.
If necessary, adjust the distance by adjusting
the tilt of the backrest.
Adjusting the height
Damage to safety belts
In the case of strain caused by accidents or
damage:
Have the safety belts, including the safety belt
tensioners, replaced and have the belt anchors
checked.
Checking and replacing safety belts
Have the work performed only by your
service center; otherwise, it cannot be ensured
that this safety feature will function properly.◀
▷ To raise: pull.
▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
push the head restraint down.
Tilt
Three different tilt positions are available.
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Adjusting the height
▷ Forward: pull the top edge of the head re‐
straint forward, arrow 1.
▷ Back: press the button, arrow 2. The head
restraint folds as far back as possible.
Removing
The head restraints cannot be removed.
Rear head restraints
Correctly adjusted head restraint
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event of
an accident.
▷ To raise: pull.
▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
push the head restraint down.
The center head restraint cannot be adjusted in
elevation.
Folding down head restraints
Extending/retracting head restraint
Only fold down head restraint if no pas‐
sengers are in the rear. Fold out retracted headr‐
ests again if passengers are being carried in the
rear; otherwise, there is increased risk of injury
in the event of an accident.◀
Adjusting the head restraint
Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
proximately at ear level.
▷ To lower flaps: press the button, arrow 1,
and press down the head restraint.
▷ Fold back up: pull up head restraints.
Removing
Only remove the head restraint if no one will be
sitting in the seat in question.
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Controls
Press the button. The LED in the
button lights up.
4. Press the desired button 1 or 2. The LED
goes out.
If the M button is pressed accidentally:
Press the button again.
The LED goes out.
1. Pull the head restraint upward as far as pos‐
sible.
2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head
restraint out completely.
Before transporting passengers
Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐
porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐
tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐
able.◀
Calling up settings
Do not retrieve the memory while driving
Do not retrieve the memory setting while
driving, as an unexpected movement of the seat
or steering wheel could result in an accident.◀
Comfort function
1. Open the driver's door.
2. Switch off the ignition.
Seat and mirror memory
General information
3. Briefly press the desired button 1 or 2.
The corresponding seat position is performed
automatically.
The procedure stops when a switch for adjust‐
ing the seat or one of the buttons is pressed.
Safety mode
1. Close the driver's door or switch on the ig‐
nition.
2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2 until
the adjustment procedure is completed.
Two different driver's seat and exterior mirror
positions can be stored and retrieved for each
remote control. Settings for the backrest width
and lumbar support are not stored in memory.
Calling up of a seat position
deactivated
After a brief period, the calling up of stored seat
positions is deactivated to save battery power.
To reactivate calling up of a seat position:
Storing
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Set the desired position.
▷ Open and close the door or trunk lid.
▷ Press a button on the remote control.
▷ Press the Start/Stop button.
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Mirrors
Saving positions
Seat and mirror memory, refer to page 51
Exterior mirrors
Adjusting manually
At a glance
If an electrical malfunction occurs, for example,
press the edges of the mirror glass.
Automatic Curb Monitor
When the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror
glass tilts downward slightly on the front pas‐
senger side. This improves your view of the curb
and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for
example.
Activating
1
Adjusting
2
Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor
3
Fold in and out
General information
The mirror on the passenger side is more curved
than the driver's side mirror.
Estimating distances correctly
1.
Slide the mirror changeover switch
to the driver's side mirror position.
2. Engage transmission position R.
Deactivating
Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐
senger's side mirror position.
Objects reflected in the mirror are closer
than they appear. Do not estimate the distance
to the traffic behind you based on what you see
in the mirror, as this will increase your risk of an
accident.◀
Fold in and out
Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the
mirror setting is stored for the remote control in
use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the remote
control, the position is automatically retrieved if
the setting for this function is active.
For example, this is advantageous
Selecting a mirror
Mirrors that were folded in are folded out auto‐
matically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.
To change over to the other mirror:
Slide the mirror changeover switch.
Adjusting electrically
The setting corresponds to the direction
in which the button is pressed.
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Press the button.
Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.
▷ In car washes.
▷ In narrow streets.
▷ For folding back mirrors that were folded
away manually.
Fold in the mirror in a car wash
Before entering an automatic car wash,
fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with the
button; otherwise, they could be damaged, de‐
pending on the width of the vehicle.◀
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Automatic heating
▷ Keep the photocells clean.
Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated
whenever the engine is running.
▷ Do not cover the area between the inside
rearview mirror and the windshield.
Automatic dimming feature
Both exterior mirrors are automatically dimmed.
Photocells are used for control in the Interior rear
view mirror, refer to page 53.
Interior rearview mirror
Reducing the blinding effect
Steering wheel
General information
Do not adjust while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement
could result in an accident.◀
Adjusting
From behind when driving at night: turn the
knob.
Interior rearview mirror, automatic
dimming feature
The concept
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seating posi‐
tion.
3. Fold the lever back.
Steering wheel heating
Photocells are used for control:
▷ In the mirror glass.
▷ On the back of the mirror.
Functional requirement
For proper operation:
Switching on/off
Press the button.
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▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
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Transporting children safely
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
The right place for children
Note
Children in the vehicle
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger them‐
selves and other persons, e.g., by opening the
doors.◀
tomatic deactivation of front passenger airbags,
refer to page 93.
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
Installing child restraint fixing
systems
Before mounting
Before mounting child restraint fixing systems,
ensure that the rear seat backrests are locked.
Notes
Children should always be in the rear
Accident research shows that the safest place
for children is in the back seat.
Transporting children in the rear
Only transport children younger than
13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm in the
rear in child restraint fixing systems provided in
accordance with the age, weight and size of the
child; otherwise, there is an increased risk of in‐
jury in an accident.
Manufacturer's information for child re‐
straint fixing systems
To select, mount and use child restraint fixing
systems, observe the information provided by
the system manufacturer; otherwise, the pro‐
tective effect can be impaired.◀
On the front passenger seat
Deactivating airbags
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a
safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint
fixing system can no longer be used, due to their
age, weight and size.◀
After installing a child restraint fixing system in
the front passenger seat, make sure that the
front, knee and side airbags on the front pas‐
senger side are deactivated.
Children on the front passenger seat
Deactivate the front passenger airbags auto‐
matically, refer to page 93.
Should it ever be necessary to use a child re‐
straint fixing system in the front passenger seat,
make sure that the front, knee and side airbags
on the front passenger side are deactivated. Au‐
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
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an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
Seat position and height
Before installing a child restraint fixing system,
move the front passenger seat as far back as
possible and adjust its height to the highest po‐
sition to obtain the best possible position for the
belt and to offer optimal protection in the event
of an accident.
Do not change the seat position and height after
this.
Backrest width
Adjustable backrest width: before installing a
child restraint fixing system in the front passen‐
ger seat, open the backrest width completely.
Do not change the backrest width again and do
not call up a memory position.
Backrest width for the child seat
Before installing a child restraint fixing
system in the front passenger seat, the backrest
width must be opened completely. Do not
change the adjustment after this; otherwise, the
stability of the child seat will be reduced.◀
2. Secure the child restraint fixing system with
the belt.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in and
pull it taut against the child restraint fixing
system. The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking the safety belt
1. Unbuckle the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint fixing system.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in com‐
pletely.
LATCH child restraint fixing
system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether for Children.
Note
Manufacturer's information for LATCH
child restraint fixing systems
To mount and use the LATCH child restraint fix‐
ing systems, observe the operating and safety
information from the system manufacturer; oth‐
erwise, the level of protection may be reduced.◀
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors
Child seat security
Correctly engage the lower LATCH an‐
chors
Make sure that the lower LATCH anchors have
properly engaged and that the child restraint fix‐
ing system is resting snugly against the back‐
rest; otherwise, the degree of protection offered
may be reduced.◀
The rear safety belts and the front passenger
safety belt can be locked against pulling out for
mounting the child restraint fixing systems.
Before mounting the LATCH child restraint fix‐
ing system, pull the belt away from the child re‐
straint fixing system.
Locking the safety belt
1. Pull out the belt webbing completely.
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Without a through-loading system:
Position
Controls
Child restraint fixing system with a
tether strap
Note
LATCH mounting eyes
Only use the mounting eyes for the upper
LATCH retaining strap to secure child restraint
fixing systems; otherwise, the mounting eyes
could be damaged.◀
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are lo‐
cated in the gap between the seat and backrest.
Mounting points
With a through-loading system:
Position
Depending on the vehicle equipment, there are
two outer or three mounting points for child re‐
straint fixing systems with a tether strap.
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are lo‐
cated behind the indicated covers.
Mounting LATCH child restraint fixing
systems
1. Mount the child restraint fixing system; refer
to the operating instructions of the system.
2. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are prop‐
erly connected.
Retaining strap guide
Retaining strap
Make sure that the upper retaining strap is
not routed over the head restraints or sharp
edges and is free of twisting on its way to the
upper mounting point; otherwise, the belt can‐
not properly secure the child restraint fixing sys‐
tem in an accident.◀
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Locking the doors and
windows
Rear doors
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint.
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
4
Mounting point/eye
5
Rear window shelf
6
Seat backrest
7
Upper retaining strap
Attaching the upper retaining strap to
the mounting point
1. Remove the mounting point cover.
2. Raise or remove head restraints.
3. Guide the upper retaining strap between the
supports of the head restraint.
4. Attach the hook of the retaining strap to the
mounting eye.
Push the locking lever on the rear doors down.
The door can now be opened from the outside
only.
Safety switch for the rear
Press the button on the driver's door if
children are being transported in the
rear.
This locks various functions so that they cannot
be operated from the rear: safety switch, refer to
page 42.
5. Tighten the retaining strap by pulling it
down.
6. Lower and lock head restraints as needed.
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Driving
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Start/Stop button
The concept
Pressing the Start/Stop button
switches the ignition on or off and
starts the engine.
Automatic transmission: the en‐
gine starts if the brake is de‐
pressed when the Start/Stop button is pressed.
Manual transmission: the engine starts if the
clutch is depressed when the Start/Stop button
is pressed.
▷ When the vehicle is locked, if the low beams
are switched on.
▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started.
▷ If the engine is switched off and the ignition
is switched on, the system automatically
switches to the radio ready state when the
door is opened if the lights are switched off
or the daytime running lights are switched
on.
If the engine is switched off and the ignition
is switched on, the system automatically
switches to the radio ready state when the
door is opened if the lights are switched off.
Ignition off
Automatic transmission: press the Start/Stop
button again, and do not press on the brake
pedal at the same time.
Manual-shift transmission: press the Start/Stop
button again, and do not press on the clutch
pedal at the same time.
Ignition on
All indicator lamps in the instrument cluster go
out.
Automatic transmission: press the Start/Stop
button, and do not press on the brake pedal at
the same time.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
Manual-shift transmission: press the Start/Stop
button, and do not press on the clutch pedal at
the same time.
All vehicle systems are ready for operation.
Most of the indicator and warning lamps in the
instrument cluster light up for varying lengths of
time.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
The ignition switches off automatically:
Transmission position P with the ignition
off
When the ignition is switched off, position P is
engaged automatically. When in an automatic
car wash, for example, ensure that the ignition is
not switched off accidentally.◀
Ignition automatically cuts off while the vehicle
is stationary and the engine is stopped:
▷ During locking, also with the low beams ac‐
tivated.
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▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started. This function is only available when
the low beams are switched off.
▷ When opening and closing the driver door, if
the driver's seat belt is unbuckled and the
low beams are switched off.
▷ While the driver's seat belt is unbuckled, if
the driver's door is open and the low beams
are switched off.
When the ignition is switched off, by opening or
closing the driver's door or unbuckling the driv‐
er's seat belt, the radio ready state remains ac‐
tive.
Radio ready state
Activate radio ready state:
▷ When the ignition is switched off: press ON/
OFF button on the radio.
Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the vehicle unattended with
the engine running; doing so poses a risk of dan‐
ger.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, set the parking brake and place the trans‐
mission in position P or neutral to prevent the
vehicle from moving.◀
Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting
the car and avoid starting the car frequently in
quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not
burned or is inadequately burned, and there is
the danger of overheating and damaging the
catalytic converter.◀
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at mod‐
erate engine speeds.
▷ When the engine is running: press START/
STOP button.
Manual transmission
Some electronic systems/power consumers re‐
main ready for operation.
Starting the engine
Radio ready state switches off automatically:
▷ After approx. 8 minutes.
▷ When the vehicle is locked using the central
locking system.
▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started.
Starting the engine
General information
Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed
areas; otherwise, breathing of exhaust fumes
may lead to loss of consciousness and death.
The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀
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1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press on the clutch and shift to neutral.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
The ignition is activated automatically for a cer‐
tain time and is stopped as soon as the engine
starts.
Automatic-Transmission
Starting the engine
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
The ignition is activated automatically for a cer‐
tain time and is stopped as soon as the engine
starts.
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Engine stop
Auto Start/Stop function
General information
The concept
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot start the engine.◀
Set the parking brake and further secure
the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the vehi‐
cle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in
the direction of the curb. ◀
Before driving into a car wash
In order for the vehicle to be able to roll into a car
wash, heed the information regarding Washing
in automatic car washes, refer to page 296.
The automatic engine start-stop function helps
save fuel. The system switches off the engine
during a stop, e. g., in a traffic congestion or at
traffic lights. The ignition remains switched on.
The engine starts again automatically for driving
off.
Automatic mode
The automatic engine start/stop function is op‐
erational after each engine start.
The function is activated above a certain speed.
▷ Manual transmission: above 3 mph, approx.
5 km/h.
▷ Automatic transmission: from 5 mph, ap‐
prox. 9 km/h.
Engine stop
Manual transmission
The engine is switched off automatically during
a stop under the following conditions:
Switching off the engine
Manual transmission:
1. With the vehicle at a standstill, press the
Start/Stop button.
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
3. Set the parking brake.
▷ Neutral is engaged and the clutch pedal is
not pressed.
▷ The driver's safety belt is buckled or the
driver's door is closed.
Automatic transmission:
Automatic-Transmission
▷ The selector lever is in transmission position
D.
Switching off the engine
▷ Brake pedal remains depressed while the
vehicle is stopped.
1. Engage transmission position P with the ve‐
hicle stopped.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
The engine is switched off.
The radio ready state is switched on.
▷ The driver's safety belt is buckled or the
driver's door is closed.
The air flow of the air conditioner is reduced
when the engine is switched off.
3. Set the parking brake.
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Display in the instrument cluster
The READY display in the tach‐
ometer signals that the Auto
Start/Stop function is ready to
start the engine automatically.
After the engine switches off automatically, it
will not start again automatically if any one of the
following conditions are met.
▷ The driver's safety belt is unbuckled and the
driver's door is open.
▷ The hood was unlocked.
Note
The engine is not switched off automatically in
the following situations:
▷ External temperature below approx. +37 ℉/
+3 ℃.
▷ The external temperature is high and auto‐
matic climate control is running.
▷ The passenger compartment has not yet
been heated or cooled to the required level.
▷ The engine is not yet at operating tempera‐
ture.
▷ The wheels are at a sharp angle or the steer‐
ing wheel is being turned.
▷ After driving in reverse.
▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic
climate control is switched on.
▷ The vehicle battery charge is very low.
▷ The engine compartment lid is unlocked.
▷ The parking assistant is activated.
▷ Stop-and-go traffic.
▷ The transmission selector lever is in position
N or S/M.
Starting the engine
The engine starts automatically under the fol‐
lowing conditions:
▷ Manual transmission:
The clutch pedal is pressed.
▷ Automatic transmission:
By releasing the brake pedal.
After the engine starts, accelerate as usual.
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Safety mode
Some indicator lamps light up for varying
lengths of time.
The engine can only be started via the Start/
Stop button.
Note
Even if driving away was not intended, the de‐
activated engine starts up automatically in the
following situations:
▷ Excessive warming of the passenger com‐
partment when the cooling function is
switched on.
▷ The steering wheel is turned.
▷ Automatic transmission: the transmission
position is changed from D to N, R, or M/S.
▷ Automatic transmission: the transmission
position is changed from P to N, D, R, or M/
S.
▷ The vehicle begins rolling.
▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic
climate control is switched on.
▷ The vehicle battery charge is very low.
▷ Excessive cooling of the passenger com‐
partment when the heating is switched on.
▷ Low brake vacuum pressure; this can occur,
for example, if the brake pedal is depressed
a number of times in succession.
Preventing an automatic engine stop
with automatic transmission
The concept
To make it possible to drive away very quickly,
such as at an intersection, the automatic engine
stop can be actively prevented.
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Preventing an engine stop using the
brake pedal
Controls
Automatic transmission: the transmission
position P is engaged automatically.
The engine stop can be actively prevented
within one second after the vehicle comes to a
standstill.
2. Set the parking brake.
▷ Immediately after the vehicle comes to a
standstill, briefly press the brake pedal
forcefully.
Automatic deactivation
▷ Then press the brake pedal with normal
braking force.
Activating/deactivating the system
manually
Using the button
Engine start as usual via start/stop button.
In certain situations, the Automatic Engine Start/
Stop Function is deactivated automatically for
safety reasons, such as when the driver is de‐
tected to be absent.
Malfunction
The automatic engine start/stop function no lon‐
ger switches of the engine automatically. A
Check Control message is displayed. It is pos‐
sible to continue driving. Have the system
checked.
Parking brake
Applying
The lever automatically engages after being
pulled up.
Press the button.
Releasing
▷ LED comes on: Auto Start Stop function is
deactivated.
The engine is started during an automatic
engine stop.
The engine can only be stopped or started
via the Start/Stop button.
▷ LED goes out: Auto Start Stop function is
activated.
Switching off the vehicle during an
automatic engine stop
Raise lever slightly, press the button and guide
the lever down.
During an automatic engine stop, the vehicle
can be switched off permanently, e.g., when
leaving it.
1. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is
switched off. The Auto Start/Stop function
is deactivated.
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Notes
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp in‐
dicates that a turn signal bulb has failed.
Use while driving
If on a rare occasion it is necessary to use
the parking brake while driving, do not use ex‐
cessive force when applying it. When using it,
keep the button on the lever depressed.
Triple turn signal activation
Otherwise, using excessive force when applying
the parking brake may cause the rear wheels to
lock, resulting in fishtailing.◀
The function can be activated or deactivated:
To prevent corrosion and braking control on one
side only, lightly apply the parking brake period‐
ically while coasting, if traffic conditions permit.
3. "Triple turn signal"
Press the lever to the resistance point.
The turn signal flashes three times.
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
The brake lamps will not light up if the parking
brake is engaged.
Turn signal, high beams,
headlamp flasher
Turn signal
Do not fold in the exterior mirrors
During driving and during the operation of
the turn signals/warning flashers, do not fold in
the exterior mirror, or else the additional flasher
lights in the exterior mirror do not have the pre‐
scribed position and can only be poorly de‐
tected.◀
Signaling briefly
Press the lever to the resistance point and hold
it there for as long as you want the turn signal to
flash.
High beams, headlamp flasher
Using turn signals
▷ High beams, arrow 1.
▷ Headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
To switch off manually, press the lever to the re‐
sistance point.
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Washer/wiper system
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
Switching the wipers on/off and brief
wipe
▷ Brief wipe: press down once.
Do not switch on the wipers if frozen
Do not switch on the wipers if they are fro‐
zen onto the windshield; otherwise, the wiper
blades and the windshield wiper motor may be
damaged.◀
▷ To switch off normal wipe: press down once.
▷ To switch off fast wipe: press down twice.
Intermittent operation or rain sensor
The concept
The rain sensor automatically controls the time
between wipes depending on the intensity of
the rainfall. The sensor is located on the wind‐
shield, directly behind the interior rearview mir‐
ror.
Switching on
Activating/deactivating
Press the wiper levers up.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
▷ Normal wiping speed: press up once.
The wipers switch to intermittent operation
when the vehicle is stationary.
▷ Fast wiping speed: press up twice or press
once beyond the resistance point.
The wipers switch to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
Switching off and brief wipe
Press the button on the wiper lever.
The LED in the steering column stalk lights up.
Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes
Deactivate the rain sensor when passing
through an automatic car wash; otherwise, dam‐
age could be caused by undesired wiper activa‐
tion.◀
Press the wiper levers down.
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Setting the frequency or sensitivity of
the rain sensor
Fold-out position of the wipers
Required when changing the wiper blades or
under frosty conditions, for example.
1. Switch off the ignition.
2. Under frosty conditions, ensure that the
wiper blades are not frozen onto the wind‐
shield.
3. Press the wiper lever up beyond the point of
resistance and hold it for approx. 3 seconds,
until the wiper remains in a nearly vertical
position.
Turn the thumbwheel.
Clean the windshield, headlamps
After the wipers are folded back down, the wiper
system must be reactivated.
Fold the wipers back down
Before switching the ignition on, fold the
wipers back down to the windshield; otherwise,
the wipers may become damaged when they are
switched on.◀
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press the wiper levers down. The wipers
move to their resting position and are ready
for operation.
Pull the lever.
The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐
shield and activates the wipers briefly.
In addition, the headlamps are cleaned at regular
intervals when the vehicle lights are switched
on.
Do not use the washer system at freezing
temperatures
Washer fluid
General information
Antifreeze for washer fluid
Antifreeze is flammable. Therefore, keep
it away from sources of ignition.
Do not use the washers if there is any danger
that the fluid will freeze on the windshield; oth‐
erwise, your vision could be obscured. For this
reason, use antifreeze.
Only keep it in the closed original container and
inaccessible to children.
Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is
empty; otherwise, you could damage the
pump.◀
Washer fluid reservoir
Windshield washer nozzles
The washer jets are automatically heated when‐
ever the ignition is switched on.
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Follow the instructions on the container.◀
Adding washer fluid
Only add washer fluid when the engine is
cool, and then close the cover completely to
avoid contact between the washer fluid and hot
engine parts.
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Otherwise, there is the danger of fire and a risk
to personal safety if the fluid is spilled.◀
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R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N is Neutral
Use in automatic car washes, for example. The
vehicle can roll.
When the ignition is switched off, refer to
page 59, position P is engaged automatically.
P Park
All washer nozzles are supplied from one reser‐
voir.
Fill with water and – if required – with a washer
antifreeze, according to the manufacturer's rec‐
ommendations.
Mix the washer fluid before adding to maintain
the correct mixing ratio.
Manual transmission
Shifting
Shifting into 5th or 6th gear
When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, push
the gearshift lever to the right; otherwise inad‐
vertent shifting into the 3rd or 4th gear could
lead to engine damage.◀
Reverse gear
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. When
the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a slight
resistance needs to be overcome.
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
Transmission positions
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The
drive wheels are blocked.
P is engaged automatically:
▷ After the engine is switched off, if the car is
in radio ready state, refer to page 60, or if the
ignition is switched off, refer to page 59, and
if position R or D is engaged.
▷ With the ignition is off, if position N is en‐
gaged.
▷ If the safety belt is unbuckled, the driver's
door is opened, and the brake pedal is not
pressed while the vehicle is stationary and
transmission position R or D is engaged.
Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that posi‐
tion P of the automatic transmission is engaged.
Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.
Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Press on the gas pedal beyond the
resistance point at the full throttle position.
Engaging the transmission position
▷ Transmission position P can only be disen‐
gaged if the engine is running and the brake
pedal is pressed.
▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the
brake pedal before shifting out of P or N;
otherwise, the shift command will not be
executed: shift lock.
D Drive, automatic position
Position for normal vehicle operation. All for‐
ward gears are available.
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Depress the brake until you start driv‐
ing
Engaging P
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after
you select a driving position, maintain pres‐
sure on the brake pedal until you are ready
to start.◀
Engaging D, R and N
Press button P.
Sport program DS and manual mode M/
S
Activating sport program DS
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐
rection, beyond a resistance point if necessary.
After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its
center position.
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
DS is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The sport program of the transmission is acti‐
vated.
Press unlock button, in order to:
▷ Engage R.
Activating the M/S manual mode
▷ Shift out of P.
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
Push the selector lever forward or backward.
Manual mode becomes active and the gear is
changed.
The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster, e.g., M1.
▷ To shift down: press the selector lever for‐
ward.
▷ To shift up: pull the selector lever rearwards.
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The vehicle only shifts up or down at appropriate
engine and road speeds, e.g., it does not shift
down if the engine speed is too high.
switches back into automatic mode if the selec‐
tor lever is in transmission position D.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the current gear.
▷ Shift down: pull left shift paddle.
Manual mode M/S: prevent automatic
upshifting
Once maximum engine speed is attained, M/S
manual mode is automatically upshifted as
needed.
For vehicles with Sport automatic transmis‐
sions, automatic shift operations are not per‐
formed if one of the following conditions is met:
▷ Shift up: pull right shift paddle.
The vehicle only shifts up or down at appropriate
engine and road speeds, e.g., it does not shift
down if the engine speed is too high.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the current gear.
Displays in the instrument cluster
The transmission position is dis‐
played, e.g.: P.
▷ DSC deactivated.
▷ TRACTION activated.
▷ SPORT+ activated.
In addition, the kickdown is deactivated.
Ending the sport program/manual
mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Shift paddles for Sport automatic
transmission
The shift paddles on the steering wheel allow
you to shift gears quickly while keeping both
hands on the steering wheel.
If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are
used to shift gears in automatic mode, the trans‐
mission temporarily switches to manual mode.
If the shift paddles are not used and the vehicle
is not accelerated for a certain time, the system
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Instrument cluster
Overview, instrument cluster
1
Fuel gauge 75
5
Engine oil temperature 75
2
Speedometer
6
Current fuel consumption 77
3
Indicator/warning lamps 73
7
Electronic displays 72
4
Tachometer 75
8
Display/reset miles 76
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Fuel gauge 75
5
Engine oil temperature 75
2
Speedometer
6
Current fuel consumption 77
3
Indicator/warning lamps 73
7
Electronic displays 72
4
Tachometer 75
8
Display/reset miles 76
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Displays
Electronic displays
Overview, instrument cluster
1
Messages, e.g. Check Control 73
Miles/trip miles 76
Time 76
Computer 81
Date 76
2
External temperature 76
Selection lists 80
Transmission display 69
Gear shift indicator 78
3
Status, Driving Experience Switch 106
Service requirements 77
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Time 76
Navigation display 168
External temperature 76
2
Energy recovery 77
Date 76
Transmission display 69
Selection list, e.g., radio 80
Current fuel consumption 77
Speed limit detection 79
Computer 81
ECO PRO 163
3
Messages, e.g. Check Control 73
Miles/trip miles 76
Service requirements 77
Check Control
Indicator/warning lamps
The concept
The Check Control system monitors functions
in the vehicle and notifies you of malfunctions in
the monitored systems.
A Check Control message is displayed as a
combination of indicator or warning lamps and
text messages in the instrument cluster and in
the Head-up Display.
In addition, an acoustic signal may be output and
a text message may appear on the Control Dis‐
play.
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
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Displays
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
functioning and light up temporarily when the
engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
Overview: indicator/warning lamps
Symbol Function or system
Turn signal
Symbol Function or system
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is de‐
activated or DTC Dynamic Traction
Control is activated
Tire Pressure Monitor
Flat Tire Monitor
Front fog lamps
Rear fog lamp
High beams
Safety belts
Airbag system
Steering system
High-beam Assistant
Parking lamps, headlamp control
Emissions
Parking brake
Brake system
Active Cruise Control
In Canadian models
Parking brake
Vehicle detection, Active Cruise
Control
Brake system
Antilock Brake System ABS
Collision warning
Adjustable speed limit
Cruise control
Lane departure warning
Antilock Brake System ABS in Cana‐
dian models
At least one Check Control message
is displayed or is stored (symbol in
display)
Text messages
Text messages in combination with a symbol in
the instrument cluster explain a Check Control
message and the meaning of the indicator and
warning lamps.
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Supplementary text messages
Addition information, such as on the cause of a
fault or the required action, can be called up via
Check Control.
The supplementary text of urgent messages is
displayed on the Control Display automatically.
Controls
They are stored and can be displayed again
later.
Displaying stored Check Control
messages
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Symbols
3.
Depending on the Check Control message, the
following functions can be selected.
4. Select the text message.
▷
Messages after trip completion
"Owner's Manual"
Display additional information about the
Check Control message in the integrated
owner's manual.
▷
Special messages that are displayed during
driving are displayed again after the ignition is
switched off.
"Service request"
Contact the service partner.
▷
"Check Control"
"Roadside Assistance"
Contact Roadside Assistance.
Hiding Check Control messages
Fuel gauge
The vehicle inclination may
cause the display to vary.
Notes on refueling, refer to
page 260.
Tachometer
Always avoid engine speeds in
the red warning field. In this
range, the fuel supply is inter‐
rupted to protect the engine.
Press the computer button on the turn signal
lever.
▷ Some Check Control messages are dis‐
played continuously and are not cleared un‐
til the malfunction is eliminated. If several
malfunctions occur at once, the messages
are displayed consecutively.
These messages can be hidden for approx.
8 seconds. After this time, they are dis‐
played again automatically.
▷ Other Check Control messages are hidden
automatically after approx. 20 seconds.
Engine oil temperature
▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at
the low temperature end.
Drive at moderate engine and
vehicle speeds.
▷ Normal operating tempera‐
ture: the pointer is in the mid‐
dle or in the left half of the
temperature display.
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▷ Hot engine: the pointer is at the high tem‐
perature end. A Check Control message is
displayed in addition.
Therefore, drive carefully on bridges and shady
roads, for example, to avoid the increased dan‐
ger of an accident.◀
Coolant temperature
Time
The time is displayed at the bot‐
tom of the instrument cluster.
Should the coolant, and with it the engine, be‐
come too hot, a Check Control message is dis‐
played.
Setting the time and time format,
refer to page 83.
Check the coolant level, refer to page 276.
Odometer and trip odometer
Date
The date is displayed in the in‐
strument cluster.
▷ Odometer, arrow 1.
▷ Trip odometer, arrow 2.
Display/reset miles
Setting the date and date format,
refer to page 84.
Range
Press the knob.
After the reserve range is
reached:
▷ When the ignition is switched
off, the time, external temper‐
ature and odometer are dis‐
played.
▷ A Check Control message is
displayed briefly.
▷ The remaining range is
shown on the onboard com‐
puter.
▷ When the ignition is switched on, the trip
odometer is reset.
External temperature
External temperature warning
If the display drops to +37 ℉/
+3 ℃, a signal sounds.
A Check Control message is dis‐
played.
There is the increased danger of
ice.
▷ When a dynamic driving style is used, such
as when cornering quickly, operation of the
engine is not always ensured.
The Check Control message appears continu‐
ously below a range of approx. 30 miles/50 km.
Refuel promptly
Refuel no later than at a range of 30 miles/
50 km, or operation of the engine is not ensured
and damage may occur.◀
Displaying the cruising range
Ice on roads
1. "Settings"
Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃,
there can be a risk of ice on roads.
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2. "Info display"
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3. "Additional indicators"
The range is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Current fuel consumption
Instrument cluster
Displays the current fuel con‐
sumption. You can check
whether you are currently driving
in an efficient and environmen‐
tally-friendly manner.
Service requirements
The concept
The driving distance or the time to the next serv‐
ice is displayed briefly after the ignition is
switched on.
The current service requirements can be read
out from the remote control by the service spe‐
cialist.
Display
Instrument cluster
Display in the instrument cluster.
Instrument cluster with enhanced
features
Displays the current fuel con‐
sumption. You can check
whether you are currently driving
in an efficient and environmen‐
tally-friendly manner.
Controls
Instrument cluster with enhanced
features
Display in the instrument cluster
with expanded scope.
Displaying the current fuel
consumption
1. "Settings"
2. "Info display"
3. "Additional indicators"
The bar display for the current fuel consumption
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Energy recovery
The energy of motion of the ve‐
hicle is converted to electrical en‐
ergy while coasting. The vehicle
battery is partially charged and
fuel consumption can be low‐
ered.
Detailed information on service
requirements
More information on the scope of service re‐
quired can be displayed on the Control Display.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Service required"
Required maintenance procedures and le‐
gally mandated inspections are displayed.
4. Select an entry to call up detailed informa‐
tion.
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Symbols
Symbols
Service history
Description
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a le‐
gally mandated inspection is
approaching.
The service deadline has al‐
ready passed.
Perform maintenance work at the service center
and have them recorded in the vehicle data. The
entries are like a service booklet of the docu‐
mentation of regular maintenance.
The entered maintenance work can be dis‐
played on the Control Display. Function is avail‐
able as soon as a maintenance operation has
been entered in the vehicle data.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
Entering appointment dates
Enter the dates for the required inspections.
Ensure that the vehicle date and time are set
correctly.
1. "Vehicle Info"
"Service required"
"Service history"
Performed maintenance operations are dis‐
played.
5. Select an entry to call up detailed informa‐
tion.
Symbols
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
4.
"Service required"
4. "§ Vehicle inspection"
Symbols Description
Green: maintenance was performed
on schedule.
5. "Date:"
6. Create the settings.
7. Confirm.
Yellow: maintenance was per‐
formed late.
The entered date is stored.
Automatic Service Request
Data regarding the maintenance status or legally
mandated inspections of the vehicle are auto‐
matically transmitted to your service center be‐
fore a service due date.
You can check when your service center was
notified.
1. "Vehicle Info"
Gear shift indicator
The concept
The system recommends the most fuel efficient
gear in the current driving situation.
2. "Vehicle status"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Last Service Request"
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Maintenance was not performed.
Displays
Indicators to shift up or down are displayed in
the instrument cluster.
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Description
Fuel efficient gear is engaged.
Shift up to fuel efficient gear.
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▷ On routes without signage.
▷ Where there are railroad crossings, highway
markings or other situations where no sig‐
nage is present, but passing would not be
permitted.
Switching on/off
Shift down to fuel efficient gear.
1. "Settings"
2. "Info display"
Shift into neutral.
Speed limit detection with No
Passing Information
3. "Speed limit information"
If speed limit detection is switched on, it can be
displayed on the info display in the instrument
cluster via the onboard computer. No Passing
Information is displayed together with activated
speed limit information.
Display
The following is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
The concept
Speed limit detection
Speed limit detection uses a symbol in the
shape of a traffic sign to display the currently
detected speed limit. The camera at the base of
the interior rearview mirror detects traffic signs
at the edge of the road as well as variable dis‐
plays of sign gantries. Traffic signs with extra
symbols, e. g. during wet road conditions, are
also detected and compared with vehicle inte‐
rior data, e. g. the rain sensor and are displayed
depending on the situation. The system consid‐
ers the information stored in the navigation sys‐
tem and also displays speed limits present on
routes without signs.
No Passing Information
No Passing Information displays in the instru‐
ment cluster the beginnings and ends of no
passing zones detected by the camera. The sys‐
tem accounts for only the beginnings and ends
of No Passing zones marked by signs.
Speed limit detection
▷ Current speed limit.
▷ No speed limit - for the Ger‐
man autobahn.
▷ Speed limit detection is not
available.
Speed limit detection can also be displayed in
the Head-up Display.
No Passing Information
▷ Start of No Passing zone.
▷ End of No Passing zone.
▷ No Passing Information not
available.
No Passing Information can also be displayed in
the Head-up Display.
No display is shown:
▷ In countries where No Passing zones are
primarily identified with road markings.
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Displays
System limits
Camera
Personal judgment
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the traffic
situation.
The system assists the driver and does not re‐
place the human eye.◀
The system may not be fully functional and may
provide incorrect information in the following
situations:
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ When signs are concealed by objects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
▷ When the windshield behind the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered by a sticker, etc.
▷ In the event of incorrect detection by the
camera.
▷ If the speed limits stored in the navigation
system are incorrect.
▷ In areas not covered by the navigation sys‐
tem.
▷ When roads differ from the navigation, e.g.
due to changes in the road network.
▷ When passing buses or trucks with a speed
sticker.
▷ If the traffic signs are non-conforming.
▷ During the calibration process of the camera
immediately after vehicle shipment.
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The camera is located near the base of the mir‐
ror.
Keep windshield clean and clear in the area in
front of the interior rear view mirror.
Selection lists in the
instrument cluster
The concept
The following can be displayed or operated us‐
ing the buttons and the thumbwheel on the
steering wheel and the display in the instrument
cluster:
▷ Current audio source.
▷ Programs of the Driving Experience Switch.
▷ Redial on telephone.
▷ Activation of the voice activation system.
Display
Instrument cluster
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Instrument cluster with enhanced
features
Activating a list and creating the
setting
Controls
Calling up information on the info
display
Press the onboard computer button on the turn
signal lever.
Information is displayed on the info display of the
instrument cluster.
Information at a glance
Repeatedly pressing the button on the turn sig‐
nal lever calls up the following information on the
info display:
▷ Range.
▷ Average fuel consumption.
On the right side of the steering wheel, turn the
thumbwheel to activate the corresponding list.
▷ Average speed.
Using the thumbwheel, select the desired set‐
ting and confirm it by pressing the thumbwheel.
▷ Speed limit detection.
▷ Date.
▷ Time of arrival
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
Computer
▷ Distance to destination
Indication in the info display
The information from the on‐
board computer is shown in the
info display in the instrument
cluster.
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
▷ Arrow view of navigation system
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
When the arrow view in the Head-up Display
is inactive.
▷ ECO PRO bonus range.
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Adjusting the info display
Time of arrival
You can select what information from the on‐
board computer is to be displayed on the info
display of the instrument cluster.
The estimated time of arrival is
displayed if a destination is en‐
tered in the navigation system
before the trip is started.
1. "Settings"
The time must be correctly set.
2. "Info display"
3. Select the desired displays.
Information in detail
Range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel.
It is calculated based on your driving style over
the last 20 miles/30 km.
If there is only enough fuel left for less than
45 miles/80 km, the color of the display changes.
Average fuel consumption
This is calculated for the period during which the
engine is running.
The average fuel consumption is calculated on
the basis of various distances.
Speed limit detection
Description of the speed limit detection, refer to
page 79, function
Speed limit
Display of a speed limit which, when reached,
should cause a warning to be issued.
Renewed warning if the vehicle speed drops be‐
low the set speed limit once by at least 3 mph/
5 km/h.
Displaying, setting or changing the
limit
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
3. "Warning at:"
Average speed
Periods in which the vehicle is parked with the
engine manually stopped do not enter into the
calculation of the average speed.
Resetting average values
Press and hold the computer button on the turn
signal lever.
Distance to destination
The distance remaining to the destination is dis‐
played if a destination is entered in the naviga‐
tion system before the trip is started.
The distance to the destination is adopted au‐
tomatically.
4. Turn the controller until the desired limit is
displayed.
5. Press the controller.
The speed limit is stored.
Activating/deactivating the limit
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
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3. "Warning"
4. Press the controller.
Controls
Resetting the fuel consumption or
speed
1. "Vehicle Info"
Applying your current speed as the
limit
1. "Settings"
2. "Onboard info"
3. "Cons." or "Speed"
2. "Speed"
3. "Select current speed"
4. Press the controller.
The current vehicle speed is stored as the
limit.
Trip computer
There are two types of computer.
▷ "Onboard info": the values can be reset as
often as necessary.
▷ "Trip computer": the values provide an over‐
view of the current trip.
Resetting the trip computer
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Trip computer"
3. "Reset": all values are reset.
"Automatically reset": all values are reset
approx. 4 hours after the vehicle comes to a
standstill.
4. "Yes"
Sport displays
In the Control Display, the current values for
power and torque can be displayed.
Displaying sport displays in the Control
Display
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Sport displays"
Settings on the Control
Display
Time
Setting the time
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
Display on the Control Display
Display the computer or trip computer on the
Control Display.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Onboard info" or "Trip computer"
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Setting the date format
3. "Time:"
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired format.
4. Turn the controller until the desired hours
are displayed.
5. Press the controller.
6. Turn the controller until the desired minutes
are displayed.
7. Press the controller.
The date format is stored.
The time is stored.
Language
Setting the time format
Setting the language
1. "Settings"
To set the language on the Control Display:
2. "Time/Date"
1. "Settings"
3. "Format:"
2. "Language/Units"
4. Select the desired format.
3. "Language:"
The time format is stored.
Date
Setting the date
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Date:"
4. Turn the controller until the desired day is
displayed.
4. Select the desired language.
5. Press the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
6. Make the necessary settings for the month
and year.
The date is stored.
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Units of measure
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Setting the units of measure
Depending on the light conditions, the bright‐
ness control may not be clearly visible.
To set the units for fuel consumption, route/dis‐
tance and temperature:
Assist system information
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
Display on the Control Display
3. Select the desired menu item.
Information on the Assist system can be dis‐
played by activating Assist on the Control Dis‐
play.
1. "Settings"
2. "Control display"
3. "Driver assistance info"
4. Select the desired unit.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Brightness
Setting the brightness
To set the brightness of the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Control display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Turn the controller until the desired bright‐
ness is set.
5. Press the controller.
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Lamps
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
At a glance
If the driver door is opened with the ignition
switched off, the exterior lighting is automati‐
cally switched off at these switch settings:
Parking lamps
Switch position
: the vehicle lamps light
up on all sides, e.g., for parking.
Do not use the parking lamps for extended pe‐
riods; otherwise, the battery may become dis‐
charged and it would then be impossible to start
the engine.
When parking, it is preferable to switch on the
one-sided roadside parking lamps, refer to
page 87.
Low beams
with the ignition switched
Switch position
on: the low beams light up.
Welcome lamps
When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in
position
or
: the parking and interior
lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is un‐
locked.
1
Rear fog lamps
2
Front fog lamps
3
Automatic headlamp control / Adaptive
Light Control / high-beam Assistant / wel‐
come lamps / daytime running lights
4
Lamps off / daytime running lights
1. "Settings"
5
Parking lamps / daytime running lights
2. "Lighting"
6
Low beams / welcome lamps / High-beam
Assistant
3. "Welcome light"
7
Headlamp range control
8
Instrument lighting
Activating/deactivating
Parking lamps/low beams,
headlamp control
General information
Switch position: 0,
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The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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Headlamp courtesy delay feature
Daytime running lights
The low beams stay lit for a short while if the
headlamp flasher is switched on after the igni‐
tion is switched off.
With the ignition switched on, the daytime run‐
or
.
ning lights light up in position 0,
After the ignition is switched off, the parking
lamps light up in position
.
Setting the duration
1. "Settings"
Activating/deactivating
2. "Lighting"
1. "Settings"
3. "Pathway light.: s"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Daytime running lamps"
4. Set the duration.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Automatic headlamp control
Roadside parking lamps
Switch position
: the low beams are switched
on and off automatically, e.g., in tunnels, in twi‐
light or if there is precipitation. The indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.
A blue sky with the sun low on the horizon can
cause the lights to be switched on.
The low beams always stay on when the fog
lamps are switched on.
Personal responsibility
The automatic headlamp control cannot
serve as a substitute for your personal judgment
in determining when the lamps should be
switched on in response to ambient lighting
conditions.
For example, the sensors are unable to detect
fog or hazy weather. To avoid safety risks, you
should always switch on the lamps manually un‐
der these conditions.◀
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.
Switching on
With the ignition switched off, press the lever
either up or down past the resistance point for
approx. 2 seconds.
Switching off
Briefly press the lever to the resistance point in
the opposite direction.
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Adaptive light control
The concept
Adaptive light control is a variable headlamp
control system that enables dynamic illumina‐
tion of the road surface.
situation allows. The driver can intervene at any
time and switch the high beams on and off as
usual.
Activating
Depending on the steering angle and other pa‐
rameters, the light from the headlamp follows
the course of the road.
In tight curves, e.g., on mountainous roads or
when turning, one of the two front fog lamps is
switched on as a turning lamp. As a result the
inside of the curve is better lighted.
Activating
Switch position
on.
with the ignition switched
The High-beam Assistant can be activated
when the low beams are switched on.
1. Turn the light switch to
The turning lamps are automatically switched
on depending on the steering angle or the use
of turn signals.
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adaptive
Light Control directs light towards the front pas‐
senger side when the vehicle is at a standstill.
When driving in reverse, only the turning lamp is
active.
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
Adaptive light control is malfunctioning or has
failed. Have the system checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
High-beam Assistant
.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up.
When the low beams are on, the lights
are automatically brightened or dimmed.
The system responds to light from oncoming
traffic and traffic driving ahead of you, and to ad‐
equate illumination, e.g., in towns and cities.
The blue indicator lamp in the instru‐
ment cluster lights up when the system
switches on the high beams. Depending
on the version of the system in the vehicle, the
high beams may not switch off for oncoming ve‐
hicles, but may only be dimmed in the areas that
blind oncoming traffic. In this case, the blue in‐
dicator light will stay on.
The concept
When the low beams are switched on, this sys‐
tem automatically switches the high beams on
and off or suppresses the light in the areas that
blind oncoming traffic. The procedure is con‐
trolled by a sensor on the front of the interior
rearview mirror. The assistant ensures that the
high beams are switched on whenever the traffic
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2. Press the button on the turn signal lever, ar‐
row.
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Switching the high beams on and off
manually
Controls
▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
Camera
▷ High beams on, arrow 1.
▷ High beams off/headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
The High-beam Assistant can be switched off
when manually adjusting the light. To reactivate
the High-beam Assistant, press the button on
the turn signal lever.
The camera is located near the base of the mir‐
ror.
Keep windshield clean and clear in the area in
front of the interior rear view mirror.
System limits
Personal responsibility
The high-beam assistant cannot serve as
a substitute for the driver's personal judgment
of when to use the high beams. Therefore, man‐
ually switch off the high beams in situations
where this is required to avoid a safety risk.◀
The system is not fully functional in situations
such as the following, and driver intervention
may be necessary:
▷ In very unfavorable weather conditions,
such as fog or heavy precipitation.
▷ In detecting poorly-lit road users, such as
pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and
wagons; when driving close to train or ship
traffic; and at animal crossings.
▷ In tight curves, on hilltops or in depressions,
in cross traffic or half-obscured oncoming
traffic on freeways.
▷ In poorly-lit towns and cities and in the pres‐
ence of highly reflective signs.
▷ At low speeds.
Fog lamps
Front fog lamps
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on.
Press the button. The green indicator
lamp lights up.
If the automatic headlamp control, refer to
page 87, is activated, the low beams will come
on automatically when you switch on the front
fog lamps.
Instrument lighting
Adjusting
The parking lamps or low beams
must be switched on to adjust the
brightness.
Adjust the brightness using the
thumbwheel.
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Interior lamps
Selecting color scheme
General information
The interior lamps, footwell lamps, entry lamps
and courtesy lamps are controlled automati‐
cally.
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Ambient:"
The brightness of some of these lamps is influ‐
enced by the thumbwheel for the instrument
lighting.
4. Select the desired setting.
1
Interior lamps
2
Reading lamp
If the color scheme of the line is selected and the
welcome lamps are activated, the welcome
lamps are displayed in color when unlocking the
vehicle.
Setting the brightness
Switching the interior lamps on and off
Press the button.
The brightness of the ambient light can be ad‐
justed via the thumbwheel for the instrument
lighting but also independently of it.
1. "Settings"
To switch off permanently: press the button for
approx. 3 seconds.
2. "Lighting"
Switch back on: press button.
4. Adjust the brightness.
3. "Brightness"
Reading lamps
Press the button.
Reading lamps are located at the front and rear
next to the interior lamps.
With the interior lamps shut off, the reading
lamps cannot be switched on.
Ambient light
Depending on the equipment, the lighting can
be individually adjusted in the interior for some
lights.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Airbags
1
Front airbag, driver
4
Side airbag
2
Front airbag, front passenger
5
Knee airbags
3
Head airbag
Front airbags
Head airbags
Front airbags help protect the driver and front
passenger by responding to frontal impacts in
which safety belts alone cannot provide ade‐
quate restraint.
In a lateral impact, the head airbag supports the
head.
Knee airbag
The knee airbag supports the legs in a frontal
impact.
Side airbags
In a lateral impact, the side airbag supports the
side of the body in the chest and lap area.
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Protective action
Airbags are not triggered in every impact situa‐
tion, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end
collisions.
Information on how to ensure the optimal
protective effect of the airbags
▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.
▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the
steering wheel rim, holding your hands at
the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to keep
the danger of injury to your hands or arms as
low as possible if the airbag is triggered.
▷ There should be no people, animals, or ob‐
jects between an airbag and a person.
▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
▷ Keep the dashboard and window on the
front passenger side clear, i.e., do not cover
with adhesive labels or coverings, and do not
attach holders such as for navigation instru‐
ments and mobile phones.
▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sitting
correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and legs
in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries can
occur if the front airbag is triggered.
▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or
other objects on the front passenger seat
that are not approved specifically for seats
with integrated side airbags.
▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as jack‐
ets, over the backrests.
▷ Make sure that occupants keep their heads
away from the side airbag and do not rest
against the head airbag; otherwise, injuries
can occur if the airbags are triggered.
▷ Never modify either the individual compo‐
nents or the wiring in the airbag system. This
also applies to steering wheel covers, the
dashboard, the seats, the roof pillars and the
sides of the headliner.◀
Even when all instructions are followed closely,
injury from contact with the airbags cannot be
ruled out in certain situations.
The ignition and inflation noise may lead to
short-term and, in most cases, temporary hear‐
ing impairment in sensitive individuals.
In the case of a malfunction, deactivation
and after triggering of the airbags
Do not touch the individual components imme‐
diately after the system has been triggered; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of burns.
Only have the airbags checked, repaired or dis‐
mantled and the airbag generator scrapped by
your service center or a workshop that has the
necessary authorization for handling explosives.
Non-professional attempts to service the sys‐
tem could lead to failure in an emergency or un‐
desired triggering of the airbag, either of which
could result in injury.◀
Warnings and information on the airbags are
also found on the sun visors.
Functional readiness of the airbag
system
When the ignition is switch on, the warn‐
ing lamp in the instrument cluster lights
up briefly and thereby indicates the op‐
erational readiness of the entire airbag system
and the belt tensioner.
▷ Do not remove the airbag restraint system.
Airbag system malfunctioning
▷ Do not remove the steering wheel.
▷ Warning lamp does not come on when the
ignition is turned on.
▷ Do not apply adhesive materials to the air‐
bag cover panels, cover them or modify
them in any way.
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▷ The warning lamp lights up continuously.
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When there is a malfunction, have the air‐
bag system checked immediately
less they are specifically recommended by
the manufacturer of your vehicle.
When there is a malfunction, have the airbag
system checked immediately; otherwise, there
is a risk that the system does not function as ex‐
pected in the event of an accident despite cor‐
responding severity of the accident.◀
▷ Do not place any electronic devices on the
passenger seat if a child restraint system is
to be installed on it.
Automatic deactivation of the front
passenger airbags
Indicator lamp for the front passenger
airbags
▷ Do not place objects under the seat that
could press against the seat from below.
The system determines whether the front pas‐
senger seat is occupied by measuring the re‐
sistance of the human body.
The front, knee, and side airbag on the front
passenger side are activated or deactivated ac‐
cordingly.
Leave feet in the footwell
Make sure that the front passenger keeps
his or her feet in the footwell; otherwise, the front
passenger airbags may not function properly.◀
Child restraint fixing system in the front
passenger seat
Before transporting a child on the front passen‐
ger seat, see the safety notes and instructions
under Children on the front passenger seat.◀
Malfunction of the automatic
deactivation system
When transporting older children and adults, the
front passenger airbags may be deactivated in
certain sitting positions. In this case, the indica‐
tor lamp for the front passenger airbags lights
up.
In this case, change the sitting position so that
the front passenger airbags are activated and
the indicator lamp goes out.
If it is not possible to activate the airbags, have
the person sit in the rear.
To make sure that the occupied seat cushion
can be evaluated correctly
▷ Do not attach covers, cushions, ball mats or
other items to the front passenger seat un‐
The indicator lamp for the front passenger air‐
bags indicates the operating state of the front
passenger airbags.
The lamp indicates whether the airbags are ac‐
tivated or deactivated.
▷ The indicator lamp lights up
when a child who is properly
seated in a child restraint fix‐
ing system intended for that
purpose is detected on the
seat or the seat is empty. The
airbags on the front passen‐
ger side are not activated.
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when,
for example, a correctly seated person of
sufficient size is detected on the seat. The
airbags on the front passenger side are ac‐
tivated.
Detected child seats
The system generally detects children seated in
a child seat, especially in the child seats that
were required by NHTSA when the vehicle was
manufactured. After installing a child seat, make
sure that the indicator lamp for the front pas‐
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senger airbags lights up. This indicates that the
child seat has been detected and the front pas‐
senger airbags are not activated.
Strength of the driver's and front
passenger airbag
The strength with which the driver's and front
passenger airbags are triggered depends on the
position of the driver's and front passenger
seats.
To maintain the accuracy of this function over
the long-term, calibrate the front seats when a
corresponding message appears on the Control
Display.
Calibrating the front seats
A corresponding message appears on the Con‐
trol Display.
1. Move the respective seat forward all the
way.
2. Move the respective seat forward again. It
moves forward briefly.
there is a significant loss of pressure in one or
more tires.
Functional requirements
The system must have been reset when the in‐
flation pressure was correct; otherwise, reliable
signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. Always use
wheels with TPM electronics to ensure that the
system will operate properly. Reset the system
after each correction of the tire inflation pres‐
sure and after every tire or wheel change.
System limits
Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in ad‐
vance.◀
The system does not operate correctly if it has
not been reset. For example, a flat tire may be
indicated despite correct tire inflation pres‐
sures.
3. Readjust the seat to the desired position.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire:
The calibration procedure is completed when
the message on the Control Display disappears.
▷ For a mounted wheel without TPM electron‐
ics.
If the message continues to be displayed, repeat
the calibration.
▷ When the TPM is disturbed by other sys‐
tems or devices with the same radio fre‐
quency.
If the message does not disappear after a repeat
calibration, have the system checked as soon as
possible.
Unobstructed area of movement
Ensure that the area of movement of the
seats is unobstructed to avoid personal injury or
damage to objects.◀
Status display
The current status of the Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM can be displayed on the Control Display,
e.g., whether or not the TPM is active.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
3.
"Tire Pressure Monitor - TPM"
The status is displayed.
The concept
Status display
The tire inflation pressure is measured in the
four mounted tires. The system notifies you if
The tire and system status is indicated by the
color of the tires.
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A change in the tire inflation pressure during
driving is taken into account.
The tires are shown in gray and "Resetting
TPM..." is displayed.
A correction is only necessary if this is indicated
by the TPM
After driving for a few minutes, the set tire infla‐
tion pressures are applied as set values. The re‐
setting process is completed automatically dur‐
ing driving. The tires are shown in green and
"TPM active" is shown on the Control Display.
Wheels, green
The tire inflation pressure is equal to the target
state.
One wheel is yellow
The trip can be interrupted at any time. If you
drive away again, the process resumes auto‐
matically.
A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure in
the indicated tire.
If a flat tire is detected during a reset, all tires are
displayed in yellow.
All wheels are yellow
Low tire pressure message
▷ A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure
in several tires.
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
Check Control message is displayed.
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus warns based on the infla‐
tion pressures initialized last.
▷ There is a flat tire or a major loss in
tire inflation pressure.
▷ A flat tire in one or more tires while the sys‐
tem is being reset.
Wheels, gray
The system cannot detect a flat tire. Reasons for
this may be:
▷ TPM is being reset.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency.
▷ Malfunction.
Resetting the system
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus warns based on the infla‐
tion pressures initialized last.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with reg‐
ular tires or run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 271, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the tire sidewall.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Reset the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
1. "Vehicle Info"
When a low inflation pressure is indicated, DSC
Dynamic Stability Control is switched on if nec‐
essary.
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Reset"
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
5. Reset the tire pressure using "Reset".
6. Drive away.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
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Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Rectify the flat tire.
Use of tire sealant, e.g., the Mobility System,
may damage the TPM wheel electronics. In
this case, have the electronics checked at
the next opportunity and have them re‐
placed if necessary.
Run-flat tires
Maximum speed
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
Continued driving with a flat tire
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at the
next opportunity.
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e.g., curbs, potholes, etc.
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
Message when the system was not
reset
A Check Control message is displayed.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
The system detected a wheel change but was
not reset.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
Check the tire inflation pressure and reset the
system.
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is approx. 50 miles/
80 km.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
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Warnings regarding the current tire inflation
pressure are not reliable.
Malfunction
The yellow warning lamp flashes and
then lights up continuously. A Check
Control message is displayed. No flat
tire can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
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▷ A wheel without TPM electronics is fitted:
have the service center check it if necessary.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
▷ TPM could not be fully reset. Reset the sys‐
tem again.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency: after leaving the area
of the disturbance, the system automatically
becomes active again.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring
System
Each tire, including the spare (if provided)
should be checked monthly when cold and in‐
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size indicated on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure la‐
bel, you should determine the proper tire infla‐
tion pressure for those tires.) As an added safety
feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a
tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that il‐
luminates a low tire pressure telltale when one
or more of your tires is significantly under-in‐
flated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure
telltale illuminates, you should stop and check
your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly
under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat
and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
may affect the vehicle's handling and stopping
ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a sub‐
stitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the
driver's responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached
the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low
tire pressure telltale. Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating prop‐
erly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is com‐
bined with the low tire pressure telltale. When
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the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will
flash for approximately one minute and then re‐
main continuously illuminated. This sequence
will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups
as long as the malfunction exists. When the mal‐
function indicator is illuminated, the system may
not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for
a variety of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning
properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the re‐
placement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
The concept
The system does not measure the actual infla‐
tion pressure in the tires.
It detects a pressure loss in a tire by comparing
the rotational speeds of the individual wheels
while moving.
In the event of a pressure loss, the diameter and
therefore the rotational speed of the corre‐
sponding wheel change. This is detected and
reported as a flat tire.
Functional requirements
The system must have been initialized when the
tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. In‐
itialize the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
System limits
Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in ad‐
vance.◀
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A natural, even pressure loss in all four tires can‐
not be detected. Therefore, check the tire infla‐
tion pressure regularly.
Indication of a flat tire
The system could be delayed or malfunction in
the following situations:
There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire
inflation pressure.
▷ When the system has not been initialized.
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
Check Control message is displayed.
▷ When driving on a snowy or slippery road
surface.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
▷ Sporty driving style: slip in the drive wheels,
high lateral acceleration.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with reg‐
ular tires or run-flat tires.
▷ When driving with snow chains.
Status display
The current status of the Flat Tire Monitor can
be displayed on the Control Display, e.g.,
whether or not the FTM is active.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Flat Tire Monitor"
Run-flat tires, refer to page 271, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the tire sidewall.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
The status is displayed.
When a flat tire is indicated, DSC Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control is switched on if necessary.
Initialization
Actions in the event of a flat tire
The initialization process adopts the set inflation
tire pressures as reference values for the detec‐
tion of a flat tire. Initialization is started by con‐
firming the inflation pressures.
Do not initialize the system when driving with
snow chains.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Reset"
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
5. Start the initialization with "Reset".
6. Drive away.
The initialization is completed while driving,
which can be interrupted at any time.
The initialization automatically continues when
driving resumes.
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1. Identify the damaged tire.
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not have
been initialized. In this case, initialize the
system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Rectify the flat tire.
Run-flat tires
Maximum speed
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
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Continued driving with a flat tire
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
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Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at the
next opportunity.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not have
been initialized. In this case, initialize the
system.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is approx. 50 miles/
80 km.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e.g., curbs, potholes, etc.
Lane departure warning
The concept
Starting at a specific speed, this system alerts
you when the vehicle on streets with lane mark‐
ings is about to leave the lane. Depending on the
country-specific version of the vehicle, the
speed is between 35 mph/55 km/h and 45 mph/
70 km/h. When switching on the system below
this speed, a message appears in the instrument
cluster.
The steering wheel begins vibrating gently in the
event of warnings. The time of the warning may
vary depending on the current driving situation.
The system does not provide a warning if the
turn signal is set before leaving the lane.
Switching on/off
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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▷ When lane markings are covered in snow,
ice, dirt or water.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
▷ When the lane markings are covered by ob‐
jects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
▷ Lines, arrow 1: the system is activated.
▷ Arrows, arrow 2: at least one lane marking
was detected and warnings can be issued.
Issued warning
▷ When the windshield behind the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
▷ During the calibration process of the camera
immediately after vehicle shipment.
Camera
If you leave the lane and if a lane marking has
been detected, the steering wheel begins vi‐
brating.
If the turn signal is set before changing the lane,
a warning is not issued.
End of warning
The warning ends:
▷ Automatically after approx. 3 seconds.
▷ When returning to your own lane.
▷ When braking hard.
▷ When using the turn signal.
The camera is located near the base of the mir‐
ror.
Keep windshield clean and clear in the area in
front of the interior rear view mirror.
System limits
Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the course
of the road and the traffic situation.
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering
wheel, as you may lose control of the vehicle.◀
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In the event of worn, poorly visible, merging,
diverging, or multiple lane markings such as
in construction areas.
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The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Display
Two radar sensors below the rear bumper mon‐
itor the area behind and next to the vehicle at
speeds above approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
Information stage
The system indicates whether there are vehicles
in the blind spot, arrow 1, or approaching from
behind on the adjacent lane, arrow 2.
The dimmed lamp in the mirror housing indi‐
cates when there are vehicles in the blind spot
or approaching from behind.
The lamp in the exterior mirror housing lights up
dimly.
Warning
Before you change lanes after setting the turn
signal, the system issues a warning in the situa‐
tions described above.
The lamp in the housing of the exterior mirror
flashes and the steering wheel vibrates.
Switching on/off
If the turn signal is set while a vehicle is in the
critical zone, the steering wheel vibrates briefly
and the lamp in the mirror housing flashes
brightly.
The warning stops when the turn signal is
switched off, or the other vehicle leaves the crit‐
ical zone.
System limits
Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the traffic
situation.
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering
wheel, as you may lose control over the vehi‐
cle.◀
Press the button.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ When a vehicle is approaching at a speed
much faster than your own.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The system can issue warnings at speeds above
approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
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Brake force display
Radar sensors
The concept
The radar sensors are located under the rear
bumper.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ During normal brake application, the outer
brake lamps light up.
▷ Dirty or icy bumper.
▷ During heavy brake application, the inner
brake lamps light up in addition.
▷ Stickers on the bumper.
A Check Control message is displayed when the
system is not fully functional.
Active Protection
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
The concept
The Active Protection safety package consists
of systems that are independent of each other:
▷ PreCrash
▷ PostCrash
▷ NBG009014A.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
PreCrash
The concept
The system is used to detect critical driving sit‐
uations that might lead to an accident. In in these
situations, preventative protection measures
are automatically undertaken to minimize the
risk in the event of an accident as much as pos‐
sible.
Critical driving situations may include:
▷ Full application of the brakes.
▷ Severe understeering.
▷ Severe oversteering.
If the vehicle includes the collision warning fea‐
ture, impending collisions with vehicles driving
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ahead or stopped in front of you can also be de‐
tected within the system's range.
Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the traffic
situation. The system may not always detect
critical situations reliably and in a timely manner.
Adapt speed to traffic situation and drive alertly;
otherwise, a risk to safety may result.◀
Function
After the safety belt is buckled, the front belts
are automatically tightened once after the vehi‐
cle is driven is away.
In critical driving situations, the following indi‐
vidual functions become active:
▷ The front belts are automatically tightened.
▷ Automatic closing of the windows.
▷ Automatic closing of the glass sunroof.
After a critical driving situation without an acci‐
dent, the front belts are loosened again. All other
systems can be restored to the desired setting.
If the belt tension does not loosen automatically,
stop the vehicle and unbuckle the belt using the
red button in the buckle. Fasten the belt before
continuing on your trip.
PostCrash
In the event of an accident, the system can bring
the car to a halt automatically without interven‐
tion by the driver in certain situations. This can
reduce the risk of a further collision.
Depressing the brake pedal can cause the vehi‐
cle to brake harder. This interrupts automatic
braking. Depressing the accelerator pedal also
interrupts automatic braking.
After coming to a halt, the brake is released au‐
tomatically. Secure the vehicle against rolling.
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Driving stability control systems
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during brak‐
ing.
The vehicle remains steerable even during full
brake applications, thus increasing active
safety.
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
Brake assistant
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the maximum braking
force boost. It thus helps to achieve the shortest
possible braking distance during full braking.
This system utilizes all of the benefits provided
by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of the full braking.
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control
to physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicle
on a steady course by reducing engine speed
and by applying brakes at individual wheels.
Adjust your driving style to the situation
An appropriate driving style is always the
responsibility of the driver.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even
with DSC.
Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety
margin by driving in a risky manner.◀
Indicator/warning lamps
The indicator lamp flashes: DSC con‐
trols the drive forces and brake forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC has
failed.
Deactivating DSC: DSC OFF
When DSC is deactivated, driving stability is re‐
duced during acceleration and when driving in
bends.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Deactivating DSC
Press and hold the button, but not lon‐
ger than approx. 10 seconds, until the
indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up in the in‐
strument cluster and DSC OFF is displayed.
The DSC system is switched off.
Activating DSC
Press the button.
The concept
DSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheels
when driving away and accelerating.
DSC OFF and the DSC OFF indicator
lamp go out.
DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle condi‐
tions, such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Subject
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Indicator/warning lamps
When DSC is deactivated, DSC OFF is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC is de‐
activated.
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control
The concept
The DTC system is a version of the DSC in which
forward momentum is optimized.
The system ensures maximum forward momen‐
tum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed
snowy roads, but driving stability is limited.
It is therefore necessary to drive with appropri‐
ate caution.
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Deactivating DTC
Press the button again.
TRACTION and the DSC OFF indicator
lamp go out.
Dynamic Damping Control
The concept
This system reduces undesirable vehicle mo‐
tion when using a dynamic driving style or trav‐
eling on uneven road surfaces.
The system enhances driving dynamics and
comfort as required for the road surface and
driving style.
Programs
The system offers two different programs.
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC un‐
der the following special circumstances:
The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driv‐
ing Control, refer to page 106.
▷ When driving in slush or on uncleared,
snow-covered roads.
SPORT
▷ When rocking the vehicle or driving off in
deep snow or on loose surfaces.
Consistently sporty control of the shock absorb‐
ers for greater driving agility.
▷ When driving with snow chains.
SPORT+
Deactivating/activating DTC Dynamic
Traction Control
Consistently sporty control of the shock absorb‐
ers for greater driving agility when driving with
limited driving stabilization.
Activating the Dynamic Traction Control DTC
provides maximum traction on loose ground.
Driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
Activating DTC
Press the button.
TRACTION is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster and the indicator lamp for DSC
OFF lights up.
COMFORT
Balanced control of the vehicle.
Variable sport steering
The variable sport steering increases the steer‐
ing angle of the front wheels at large steering
wheel angles, e.g., in tight curves or when park‐
ing. Steering becomes more direct.
It also varies the force required to turn the
wheels in accordance with the vehicle speed.
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This results in a sporty steering response. In ad‐
dition, it becomes easier to steer during parking
and maneuvering.
tivated. Driving stability is limited during
acceleration and when driving in bends.
SPORT+
Driving Experience Switch
Sporty driving with optimized chassis and sus‐
pension with limited driving stabilization.
The concept
The driver handles several of the stabilization
tasks.
The Driving Experience Switch can be used to
adjust the certain characteristics of the vehicle.
Various programs can be selected for this pur‐
pose. The Driving Experience Switch and the
DSC OFF buttons can each be used to activate
a program.
Operating the programs
Press the button
Program
DSC OFF
TRACTION
SPORT+
SPORT
Activating SPORT+
Press the button repeatedly until SPORT+ ap‐
pears in the instrument cluster and the DSC OFF
indicator lamp lights up.
Automatic program change
When activating cruise control, the program au‐
tomatically switches to SPORT mode.
Indicator/warning lamps
SPORT+ is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up.
COMFORT
ECO PRO
Automatic program change
The system automatically switches to COM‐
FORT in the following situations:
▷ Failure of DSC Dynamic Damping Control.
▷ The vehicle has a flat tire.
▷ When activating cruise control in TRAC‐
TION or DSC OFF mode.
SPORT
Sporty driving with optimized chassis and sus‐
pension with maximum driving stabilization.
The program can be configured to individual
specifications. The configuration is stored for
the remote control currently in use.
Activating SPORT
Press button repeatedly until SPORT is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
DSC OFF
When DSC OFF, refer to page 104, is active,
driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
TRACTION
When TRACTION is active, the vehicle has max‐
imum traction on loose road surfaces. DTC Dy‐
namic Traction Control, refer to page 105, is ac‐
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Configuring SPORT
When the display is activated on the Control
Display, refer to page 107, the sport program
can be set to individual specifications.
▷ Activate the sport program.
▷ "Configure SPORT mode"
▷ Configure the program.
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Optionally, the sport program can be configured
before it is activated:
Configuring ECO PRO
1. "Settings"
2. "Configure ECO PRO"
Controls
1. Activate ECO PRO.
2. "SPORT mode"
or
3. Configure the program.
1. "Settings"
This configuration is retrieved when the sport
program is activated.
2. "Driving mode"
COMFORT
Make the desired settings.
For a balanced tuning with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
Displays
Activating COMFORT
3. "Configure ECO PRO"
Program selection
Pressing the button displays a list
of the selectable programs.
Press button repeatedly until COMFORT is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
In certain situations, the system automatically
changes to the NORMAL program, automatic
program change, refer to page 106.
Selected program
ECO PRO
The selected program is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
Consistent tuning to minimize fuel consumption
for maximum range with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
Comfort functions and the engine controller are
adjusted.
The program can be configured to individual
specifications.
Activating ECO PRO
Display on the Control Display
Program changes can be displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
1. "Settings"
Press button repeatedly until ECO PRO
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
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2. "Control display"
3. "Driving mode info"
Drive-off assistant
This system supports driving away on gradients.
The parking brake is not required.
1. Hold the vehicle in place with the foot brake.
2. Release the foot brake and drive away with‐
out delay.
After the foot brake is released, the vehicle is
held in place for approx. 2 seconds.
Depending on the vehicle load or when a trailer
is being used, the vehicle may roll back slightly.
Driving off without delay
After releasing the foot brake, start driving
without delay, since the drive-off assistant will
not hold the vehicle in place for more than ap‐
prox. 2 seconds and the vehicle will begin rolling
back.◀
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Vehicle equipment
Buttons at a glance
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function, ACC
The concept
This system can be used to select a desired
speed that the vehicle will maintain automati‐
cally on clear roads.
1
System on/off, interrupt
2
Resume speed
3
Store speed
4
Reduce distance
5
Store, maintain/change speed
6
Increase distance
To the extent possible, the system automatically
adjusts the speed to a slower vehicle ahead of
you.
Switching on/off and interrupting
cruise control
The distance that the vehicle maintains to the
vehicle ahead of you can be varied.
Switching on
For safety reasons, it depends on the speed.
To maintain a certain distance, the system au‐
tomatically decelerates, applies the brakes
lightly, or accelerates again if the vehicle ahead
begins moving faster.
If the vehicle ahead of you brakes to a halt, the
system is able to detect this within the given
system limits. If the vehicle ahead of your drives
away again from a halt, your vehicle is able to
accelerate if operated accordingly.
Even if some time passes before the vehicle
drives away again, the BMW can still be accel‐
erated automatically and simply.
As soon as the road is clear, it accelerates to the
desired speed.
The speed is also maintained on downhill gra‐
dients, but may not be maintained on uphill
slopes if engine power is insufficient.
Press the button on the steering wheel.
The indicator lamps in the instrument cluster
light up and the mark in the speedometer is set
to the current speed.
Cruise control can be used.
Switching off
Deactivated or interrupted system
If the system is deactivated or interrupted,
actively intervene by braking and, if necessary,
with evasive maneuvers; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring.◀
If switching off the system while stationary,
press on the brake pedal at the same time.
Press the button.
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▷ If active: press twice.
▷ If interrupted: press once.
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
and distance are deleted.
Interrupting
When active, press the button.
If interrupting the system while stationary, press
on the brake pedal at the same time.
The system is automatically interrupted if:
▷ The brakes are applied.
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ The safety belt and the driver's door are
opened when the vehicle is standing.
▷ The system has not detected objects for an
extended period, e.g., on a road with very lit‐
tle traffic without road edge line markings.
▷ Radar sensor is soiled.
It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly
displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in
the instrument cluster, refer to page 111.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if
necessary.
Changing, maintaining, and storing the
speed
The rocker switch can be pressed while the sys‐
tem is interrupted to maintain and store the cur‐
rent speed. DSC Dynamic Stability Control is
switched on, if necessary.
Adapting the desired speed
Adapt the desired speed to the road con‐
ditions and be ready to brake at all times; other‐
wise, there is the danger of an accident occur‐
ring.◀
Speed differences
Great speed differences with vehicles
driving ahead of you, e.g., when rapidly ap‐
proaching a truck or when another vehicle
swerves into your own lane, cannot be compen‐
sated for by the system.◀
Maintaining/storing the speed
Press the button.
or:
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
Press the rocker switch while the system is in‐
terrupted.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
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If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is
clear.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the
point of resistance, the desired speed in‐
creases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
1 km/h.
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▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h. Max. adjustable speed:
110 mph/180 km/h.
Hold the rocker switch in position to repeat the
action.
Distance
Selecting a distance
Adjust the distance according to the traffic
and weather conditions; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring. Maintain the
prescribed safety distance.◀
Reduce distance
While standing
Before leaving the vehicle, secure it
against rolling.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, engage position P of the automatic trans‐
mission and apply the parking brake. Otherwise,
the vehicle may begin to roll.◀
The system brought the vehicle to a complete
standstill.
▷ Green mark in the speedometer during a
brief idle phase:
The vehicle ahead of you drives away while
the mark is green: your vehicle accelerates
without anything having to be done.
▷ Switch to orange of the mark in the speed‐
ometer after approx. 2 sec.:
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired distance is set.
The selected distance, refer to page 112, is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
Increase distance
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired distance is set.
The selected distance, refer to page 112, is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
Calling up the desired speed and
distance
While driving
Press the button with the system
switched on.
In the following cases, the stored speed value is
deleted and cannot be called up again:
▷ When the system is switched off.
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
Controls
The vehicle ahead of you drives away, while
the mark is orange: in order to accelerate,
briefly press the gas pedal or press the RES
button or SET button.
Rolling bars in the distance indicator mean that
the vehicle ahead of you has driven off.
You actively braked your vehicle to a halt by
pressing on the brake pedal and it is standing
behind another vehicle:
1.
Press the button to call up a stored
desired speed.
2. Release the brake pedal.
3. Press on the accelerator briefly, or press the
RES button or the rocker switch when the
vehicle ahead of you drives away.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Desired speed
▷ The marking lights up in
green: the system is active.
▷ The marking lights up in or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
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▷ The marking does not light up: the system is
switched off.
Brief status display
Selected desired speed.
If --- appears briefly on the display for Check
Control messages, it is possible that the system
requirements for operation are currently not
met.
Distance to vehicle ahead of you
The selected distance to the vehicle driving
ahead of you is shown.
Personal responsibility
The indicator and warning lamps do not
relieve the driver of the responsibility to adapt
his or her desired driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
Depending on how the vehicle is equip‐
ped, the indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster indicates whether the system is
switched on.
The vehicle symbol lights up in orange:
A vehicle has been detected ahead of
you.
The vehicle symbol flashes orange:
Distance display
The conditions are not adequate for op‐
erating the system.
Distance 1
The system was deactivated but applies the
brakes until you actively assume control by
pressing on the brake pedal or accelerator.
Distance 2
The vehicle symbol flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds:
Distance 3
Distance 4
You are requested to intervene by brak‐
ing or making an evasive maneuver.
This value is set after the system is
switched on.
System limits
The system has been interrupted or
distance control is deactivated be‐
cause the accelerator is being
pressed; a vehicle was not detected.
Distance control is deactivated be‐
cause the accelerator is being
pressed; a vehicle was detected.
Rolling bars: the detected vehicle has driven
away.
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Indicator/warning lamps
Speed range
Best results are achieved when using the sys‐
tem on well-developed roads and highways.
The desired speed can be selected between
20 mph/30 km/h to 110 mph/180 km/h.
The system can also be activated when station‐
ary.
Comply with the legal speed limit in every situa‐
tion when using the system.
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Detection range
Swerving vehicles
The detection capacity of the system and the
automatic braking capacity are limited.
A vehicle driving in front of you is not detected
until it is completely within the same lane as your
vehicle.
Two-wheeled vehicles driving ahead of you
for instance might not be detected.
Limited detection capacity
Because of the limits to the detection ca‐
pacity, you should be alert at all times so that you
can intervene actively, if necessary; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
Deceleration
The system does not decelerate when a sta‐
tionary obstacle is located in the same lane, e.g.,
a vehicle at a red traffic light or at the end of traffic
congestion.
The system also does not respond to:
Swerving vehicles
If a vehicle driving ahead of you suddenly
swerves into your lane, the system may not be
able to automatically restore the selected dis‐
tance. This also applies to major speed differ‐
ences to vehicles driving ahead of you, e.g.,
when rapidly approaching a truck. When a vehi‐
cle driving ahead of you is reliably detected, the
system requests that the driver intervene by
braking and carrying out evasive maneuvers, if
necessary. You must react yourself; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
Unexpected lane change
▷ Pedestrians or similarly slow road users.
▷ Red traffic lights.
▷ Stationary objects.
▷ Cross traffic.
▷ Approaching traffic.
No warnings
A warning may not be issued when ap‐
proaching a stationary or very slow-moving ob‐
stacle. You must react yourself; otherwise, there
is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
If a vehicle ahead of you unexpectedly moves
into another lane from behind a stopped vehicle,
you yourself must react, as the system does not
react to stopped vehicles.
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Cornering
Radar sensor
Position
If the desired speed is too high for a curve, the
speed is reduced slightly in the curve, although
curves cannot be anticipated in advance. There‐
fore, drive into a curve at an appropriate speed.
In tight curves, situations may result due to the
restricted detection range of the system in
which a vehicle driving ahead of you may not be
detected at all, or not until after a considerable
delay.
Radar sensor
Dirty or covered sensor
A dirty or covered sensor may hinder the detec‐
tion of vehicles.
▷ If necessary, clean the radar sensor. Re‐
move layers of snow and ice carefully.
▷ Do not cover the view field of the radar sen‐
sor.
Malfunction
The system cannot be activated if the sensor is
not aligned correctly. This may be caused by
damage incurred during parking, for example.
When approaching a curve, the system may re‐
act briefly to the vehicles in the next lane due to
the bend of the curve. Any deceleration of the
vehicle by the system can be compensated for
by briefly accelerating. After the accelerator
pedal is released, the system becomes active
again and independently controls the speed.
A Check Control message is displayed if the
system fails.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
Driving away
▷ OAYARS3-A
In some situations, the vehicle cannot drive
away automatically, e.g., on steep inclines or be‐
hind bumps in the road.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
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▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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may vary depending on the current driving sit‐
uation.
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Note
To reduce electromagnetic effects, please use
properly.
The standard SAR value is 2.0 W/kg; the tested
value of this product is 0.751 W/kg.
NCC declaration:
1. Companies or persons without authoriza‐
tion should not change the frequency, in‐
crease the power, or change the character‐
istics or functions of the original design of
low-power radio frequency devices with
type approval.
In the process, vehicles in a similar direction of
movement are observed if they are located
within the detection range of the system.
When the vehicle is intentionally brought into
contact with a vehicle, the collision warning is
delayed to avoid false warnings.
Warning stages
2. Low-power radio frequency devices should
not impair legal communication or flight
safety. If this type of impairment is detected,
the device should be switched off immedi‐
ately. In this case, please contact the man‐
ufacturer and only use the product after the
problem has been corrected.
Prewarning
3. The "legal communication" specified above
refers to communication in accordance with
telecommunication regulations. Low-power
devices should withstand interference from
legal communication and ISM devices.
Warning of the imminent danger of a collision
when the vehicle approaches another vehicle at
a relatively high differential speed.
This warning is issued, for example, when there
is the impending danger of a collision or the dis‐
tance to the vehicle ahead is too small.
Acute warning
Switching the warning function on/off
Collision warning
The concept
If the vehicle does not include Active Cruise
Control with Stop & Go, the collision warning is
controlled via the camera in the base of the in‐
terior rearview mirror.
The system issues a two-phase warning of a
danger of collision at speeds above approx.
10 mph/15 km/h. The time of these warnings
Press the button
▷ On: the LED lights up.
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▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Detection range
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The detection capacity of the camera and the
collision warning has limitations.
Configuring the warning time
This may result in the warning not being issued
or being issued late.
After the warning function is switched on, the
warning time can be set via the iDrive. For a late
warning time, prewarning is deactivated.
For example, the following situations may not be
detected:
These settings have no effect on the time of the
warning from the Active Cruise Control that
prompts the driver to intervene or brake.
▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of you
or sharply decelerating vehicles.
Display in the instrument cluster
▷ Vehicles with an unusual rear appearance.
The collision warning can be issued in the in‐
strument cluster, in the Head-up Display, and
acoustically.
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
Functional limitations
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
Warning stages
▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snowfall.
Symbol Measure
▷ In tight curves.
The vehicle lights up red: prewarn‐
ing.
▷ If the camera view field or the front wind‐
shield are dirty or covered.
Increase distance.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
The vehicle flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds: acute warn‐
ing.
▷ In the case of vehicles with insufficiently visi‐
ble tail lamps.
You are requested to intervene by
braking or making an evasive maneu‐
ver.
▷ Up to 10 seconds after the start of the en‐
gine, via the Start/Stop knob.
Adapting your speed and driving style
The display does not relieve the driver of
the responsibility to adapt his or her driving
speed and style to the traffic conditions.◀
▷ In the case of partially covered vehicles.
▷ During the calibration process of the camera
immediately after vehicle shipment.
Prewarning sensitivity
Depending on the set prewarning time, this may
result in increased false warnings.
System limits
Be alert
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not be issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and ready
to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an
accident occurring.◀
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When the vehicle is intentionally brought into
contact with a vehicle, the collision warning is
delayed to avoid false warnings.
Warning stages
Prewarning
This warning is issued, for example, when there
is the impending danger of a collision or the dis‐
tance to the vehicle ahead is too small.
The camera is located near the base of the mir‐
ror.
Acute warning with braking function
Keep windshield clean and clear in the area in
front of the interior rear view mirror.
Warning of the imminent danger of a collision
when the vehicle approaches another object at
a relatively high differential speed.
Collision warning with
braking function
The concept
If the vehicle is equipped with Active Cruise
Control with Stop & Go, the collision warning is
controlled via the cruise control radar sensor.
The system issues a two-phase warning of a
danger of collision at speeds above approx.
10 mph/15 km/h. The time of these warnings
may vary depending on the current driving sit‐
uation.
The collision warning is available even if cruise
control has been deactivated.
The acute warning prompts the driver to inter‐
vene and, if there is the danger of a collision, is
accompanied by a braking intervention.
The braking intervention is executed with lim‐
ited braking force and for a brief period only. The
intervention cannot bring the vehicle to a com‐
plete standstill.
The braking intervention is executed only if DSC
Dynamic Stability Control is switched on.
Adapting your speed and driving style
The acute warning does not relieve the
driver of the responsibility to adapt his or her
driving speed and style to the traffic condi‐
tions.◀
The braking intervention can be interrupted by
pressing on the accelerator or by actively mov‐
ing the steering wheel.
When towing or tow-starting the vehicle, switch
off the collision warning with braking function to
prevent undesired interventions.
The braking function is deactivated if the DSC
Dynamic Stability Control or DTC Dynamic
Traction Control is deactivated.
It responds to stationary or moving objects that
are within the detection range of the radar sys‐
tem.
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Switching the warning function on/off
Adapting your speed and driving style
The display does not relieve the driver of
the responsibility to adapt his or her driving
speed and style to the traffic conditions.◀
System limits
Be alert
Press the button
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not be issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and ready
to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an
accident occurring.◀
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Detection range
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The detection capacity of the radar sensor and
the collision warning has limitations.
Configuring the warning time
This may result in the warning not being issued
or being issued late.
After the warning function is switched on, the
warning time can be set via the iDrive. For a late
warning time, prewarning is deactivated.
For example, the following situations may not be
detected:
These settings have no effect on the time of the
warning from the Active Cruise Control that
prompts the driver to intervene or brake.
▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of you
or sharply decelerating vehicles.
Display in the instrument cluster
▷ Vehicles with an unusual rear appearance.
The collision warning can be issued in the in‐
strument cluster, in the Head-up Display, and
acoustically.
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
▷ Pedestrians.
Functional limitations
Warning stages
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
Symbol Measure
▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snowfall.
The vehicle lights up red: prewarn‐
ing.
Increase distance.
The vehicle flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds: acute warn‐
ing.
▷ In tight curves.
▷ If the radar sensor is dirty or covered.
Prewarning sensitivity
Depending on the set prewarning time, this may
result in increased false warnings.
You are requested to intervene by
braking or making an evasive maneu‐
ver.
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Cruise control
The marking in the speedometer is set to the
current speed.
The concept
Cruise control can be used.
The system is functional at speeds beginning at
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
Switching off
It maintains the speed that was set using the
control elements on the steering wheel.
The system brakes on downhill gradients if en‐
gine braking action is insufficient.
Unfavorable conditions
Deactivated or interrupted system
If the system is deactivated or interrupted,
actively intervene by braking and, if necessary,
with evasive maneuvers; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring.◀
Press the button.
Do not use the system if unfavorable con‐
ditions make it impossible to drive at a constant
speed, for instance:
▷ If active: press twice.
▷ On curvy roads.
▷ If interrupted: press once.
▷ In heavy traffic.
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
is deleted.
▷ On slippery roads, in fog, snow or rain, or on
a loose road surface.
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident.◀
Controls
Interrupting
When active, press the button.
The system is automatically interrupted if:
▷ The brakes are applied.
At a glance
▷ The clutch pedal is depressed.
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
Maintaining/storing the current speed
Press the button.
1
System on/off, interrupt
2
Resume speed
3
Store speed
4
Store, maintain/change speed
or
Switching on
Press the button on the steering wheel.
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▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the
point of resistance, the desired speed in‐
creases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
1 km/h.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h.
Press the rocker switch while the system is in‐
terrupted.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly
displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in
the speedometer, refer to page 120.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if
necessary.
Change, maintain speed
The rocker switch can be pressed while inter‐
rupted to maintain and store the current speed.
Adapting the desired speed
Adapt the desired speed to the road con‐
ditions and be ready to brake at all times; other‐
wise, there is the danger of an accident occur‐
ring.◀
▷ Pressing the rocker switch to the resistance
point and holding it accelerates or deceler‐
ates the vehicle without requiring pressure
on the accelerator. After the rocker switch is
released, the vehicle maintains its final
speed. Pressing the switch beyond the re‐
sistance point causes the vehicle to accel‐
erate more rapidly.
Resuming the desired speed
Press the button.
The stored speed is reached and maintained.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Indicator lamp
Depending on how the vehicle is equip‐
ped, the indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster indicates whether the system is
switched on.
Desired speed
▷ The marking lights up in
green: the system is active.
▷ The marking lights up in or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
▷ The marking does not light up: the system is
switched off.
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is
clear.
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Brief status display
Selected desired speed.
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If --- appears briefly on the display for Check
Control messages, it is possible that the system
requirements for operation are currently not
met.
Avoid driving away quickly while PDC is not yet
active.
PDC Park Distance Control
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The concept
For technical reasons, the system may other‐
wise be too late in issuing a warning.◀
The detection of objects can reach the physical
limits of ultrasonic measurement, e.g.:
In addition to the PDC Park Distance Control, the
backup camera, refer to page 123, can be
switched on.
▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
PDC supports you when parking. Objects that
you are approaching slowly in front of or behind
your vehicle are indicated with:
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
▷ Signal tones.
▷ Visual display.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With low objects.
Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can
move into the blind area of the sensors before or
after a continuous tone sounds.
High, protruding objects such as ledges may not
be detected.
Measurement
Measurements are made by ultrasound sensors
in the bumpers.
The range is approx. 6 ft/2 m.
An acoustic warning is first given:
▷ By the front sensors and two rear corner
sensors at approx. 24 in/60 cm.
▷ By the rear middle sensors at approx. 5 ft/
1.50 m.
False warnings
PDC may issue a warning under the following
conditions even though there is no obstacle
within the detection range:
▷ In heavy rain.
▷ When sensors are very dirty or covered in
ice.
▷ When sensors are covered in snow.
▷ On rough road surfaces.
System limits
Check the traffic situation as well
PDC cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's personal judgment of the traffic situa‐
tion. Check the traffic situation around the vehi‐
cle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside of the PDC detection range.
Loud noises from outside and inside the vehicle
may prevent you from hearing the PDC's signal
tone.◀
▷ In large buildings with right angles and
smooth walls, e.g., in underground garages.
▷ In heavy exhaust.
▷ Due to other ultrasound sources, e.g.,
sweeping machines, high pressure steam
cleaners or neon lights.
The malfunction is signaled by a continuous
tone alternating between the front and rear
speakers. As soon as the malfunction due to
other ultrasound sources is no longer
present, the system is again fully functional.
Avoid driving quickly with PDC
Avoid approaching an object quickly.
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Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
▷ If the vehicle stops in front of an object that
is detected by only one of the corner sen‐
sors.
▷ If moving parallel to a wall.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
The signal tone is switched off:
▷ When the vehicle moves away from an ob‐
ject by more than approx. 4 in/10 cm.
▷ When transmission position P is engaged.
Volume
You can set the volume of the PDC signal tone,
refer to page 189.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Visual warning
The approach of the vehicle to an object can be
shown on the Control Display. Objects that are
farther away are displayed on the Control Dis‐
play before a signal tone sounds.
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
A display appears as soon as Park Distance
Control (PDC) is activated.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
If the backup camera image was selected last, it
again appears on the display. To switch to PDC:
Signal tones
1.
When approaching an object, an intermittent
tone is sounded that indicates the position of the
object. For example, if an object is detected to
the left rear of the vehicle, a signal tone sounds
from the left rear speaker.
The shorter the distance to the object becomes,
the shorter the intervals.
If the distance to a detected object is less than
approx. 12 in/30 cm, a continuous tone is
sounded.
"Rear view camera" Select the symbol
on the Control Display.
2. Press the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Zoom view
On the left part of the display screen, the vehicle
is shown enlarged.
If objects are located both in front of and behind
the vehicle, an alternating continuous signal is
sounded.
The intermittent tone is interrupted after approx.
3 seconds:
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It assists the driver when parking, maneuvering
and on blind driveways and intersections.
Backup camera
The concept
▷ Forward gear or transmission position D en‐
gaged: front area of the vehicle.
▷ Reverse gear or transmission position R en‐
gaged: rear area of the vehicle.
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
The backup camera provides assistance in park‐
ing and maneuvering backwards. The area be‐
hind the vehicle is shown on the Control Display.
System limits
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the backup camera.◀
Detection of objects
High, protruding objects such as ledges
may not be detected by the backup camera.◀
Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
On the Control Display, the areas in front of and
behind the vehicle are shaded. PDC has failed.
Have the system checked.
To ensure full operability:
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and main‐
tain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
The backup camera image is displayed if the
system was switched on via the iDrive.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if necessary.
Surround View
The concept
Surround View includes the following systems:
▷ Backup camera, refer to page 123
▷ Side View, refer to page 127.
▷ Top View, refer to page 126.
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Switching on/off manually
Show the parking aid lines, refer to page 125.
Turning circle lines
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The PDC is shown on the Control Display.
Switch on the backup camera via the iDrive, refer
to page 125.
Assistance functions
Functional requirement
▷ The backup camera is switched on.
▷ The trunk lid is fully closed.
▷ Can be shown in the backup camera image.
▷ Show the course of the smallest possible
turning circle on a level road.
▷ Only one turning circle line is displayed
when the steering wheel is turned.
Show the parking aid lines, refer to page 125.
Parking using pathway and turning
circle lines
1. Position the vehicle so that the turning circle
lines lead to within the limits of the parking
space.
Pathway lines
▷ Can be shown in the backup camera image
when in transmission position R.
▷ Help you to estimate the space required
when parking and maneuvering on level
roads.
▷ Are dependent on the current steering angle
and are continuously adjusted to the steer‐
ing wheel movements.
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2. Turn the steering wheel to the point where
the pathway line covers the corresponding
turning circle line.
Controls
Display on the Control Display
Switching on the backup camera via
iDrive
With PDC activated:
"Rear view camera"
The backup camera image is displayed. The set‐
ting is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
Brightness
With the backup camera switched on:
Obstacle marking
1.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Contrast
With the backup camera switched on:
1.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
▷ Spatially-shaped markings can be shown in
the backup camera image.
Camera
Their colored steps match the markings of the
PDC. This simplifies estimation of the distance
to the object shown.
Activating the assistance functions
More than one assistance function can be active
at the same time.
Showing the parking aid lines
"Parking aid lines"
Pathway and turning circle lines are displayed.
The camera lens is located in the handle of the
trunk lid. The image quality may be impaired by
dirt.
Clean the lens, refer to page 299.
Showing the obstacle marking
"Obstacle marking"
Spatially-shaped markings are displayed.
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Top View
Switch the system back on if necessary.
The concept
Switching on/off manually
Top View assists you in parking and maneuver‐
ing. The area around the doors and the road area
around the vehicle are shown on the Control
Display for this purpose.
Capturing the image
The image is captured by two cameras
integrated in the exterior mirrors and by the
backup camera.
The range is at least 7 ft/2 m to the side and rear.
In this way, obstacles up to the height of the ex‐
terior mirrors are detected early.
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
System limits
Top View cannot be used in the following situa‐
tions:
If Top View is displayed, switch on the backup
camera via the iDrive, refer to page 127.
▷ With a door open.
Visual warning
▷ With the trunk lid open.
The approach of the vehicle to an object can be
shown on the Control Display.
▷ With an exterior mirror folded in.
▷ In poor light.
A Check Control message is displayed in some
of these situations.
When the distance to an object is small, a red bar
is shown in front of the vehicle, as it is in the PDC
display.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the cameras.◀
Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
The Top View and PDC images are displayed if
the system is switched on via iDrive.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
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The display appears as soon as Top View is ac‐
tivated.
If the backup camera image was selected last, it
again appears on the display. To switch to Top
View:
"Rear view camera" Select the symbol on
the Control Display.
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The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Controls
Cameras
Display on the Control Display
Switching on the backup camera via
iDrive
With Top View switched on:
"Rear view camera"
The backup camera image is displayed. The set‐
ting is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
Brightness
The lenses of the Top View cameras are located
at the bottom of the exterior mirror housings.
The image quality may be impaired by dirt.
Clean the lens, refer to page 299.
With Top View switched on:
1.
"Brightness"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Contrast
With Top View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Side View
The concept
Side View provides an early look at cross traffic
at blind driveways and intersections. Road users
concealed by obstacles to the left and right of
the vehicle can only be detected relatively late
from the driver's seat. To improve visibility, two
cameras in the front of the vehicle record the
traffic situation on each side.
Displaying the turning circle and
pathway lines
Capturing the image
▷ The static, red turning circle line shows the
space needed to the side of the vehicle
when the steering wheel is turned all the
way.
The cameras capture a maximum range of
330 ft/100 m.
▷ The variable, green pathway line assists you
in assessing the amount of space actually
needed to the side of the vehicle.
The pathway line is dependent on the cur‐
rent steering angle and is continuously ad‐
justed with the steering wheel movement.
"Parking aid lines"
Turning circle and pathway lines are displayed.
Two cameras integrated in the bumpers capture
the image.
Display
The images from both cameras are shown si‐
multaneously on the Control Display.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle on blind driveways and intersections with
your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident could re‐
sult from road users or objects located outside
the picture area of the Side View cameras.◀
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Switching on/off
Contrast
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Cameras
Press the button.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if necessary.
Display on the Control Display
The traffic area to the left and right is displayed
on the Control Display.
The two camera lenses are located on the sides
of the bumper.
The image quality may be impaired by dirt.
Clean the lens, refer to page 299.
Head-up Display
The concept
Guidelines at the bottom of the image show the
position of the front of the vehicle.
Brightness
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Brightness"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
This system projects important information into
the driver's field of vision, e.g., the speed.
In this way, the driver can get information with‐
out averting his or her eyes from the road.
Display visibility
The visibility of the displays in the Head-up Dis‐
play is influenced by:
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▷ Certain sitting positions.
3. "Displayed information"
▷ Objects on the cover of the Head-up Dis‐
play.
4. Select the desired displays in the Head-up
Display.
▷ Sunglasses with certain polarization filters.
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
▷ Wet roads.
▷ Unfavorable light conditions.
If the image is distorted, check the basic set‐
tings.
Setting the brightness
The brightness is automatically adjusted to the
ambient light.
Switching on/off
The basic setting can be adjusted manually.
1. "Settings"
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Head-up display"
3. "Brightness"
Switch the Head-up Display ON/OFF as re‐
quired.
4. Turn the controller.
The brightness is adjusted.
When the low beams are switched on, the
brightness of the Head-up Display can be addi‐
tionally influenced using the instrument lighting,
refer to page 89.
Display
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Adjusting the height
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
1
Lane departure warning
3. "Height"
2
Active Cruise Control
4. Turn the controller.
3
Desired speed
4
Navigation system
5
Speed
The height is adjusted.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The collision warning, Night Vision pedestrian
warning, or Check Control messages are dis‐
played briefly if needed.
Setting the rotation
Selecting displays in the Head-up
Display
3. "Rotation"
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
4. Turn the controller.
Rotation is set.
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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Special windshield
Requirements
The windshield is part of the system.
The shape of the windshield makes it possible
to display a precise image.
A film in the windshield prevents double images
from being displayed.
Therefore, have the special windshield replaced
by a service center only.
Parking assistant
The concept
For measuring parking spaces
▷ Maximum speed while driving forward ap‐
prox. 22 mph/35 km/h.
▷ Maximum distance to row of parked vehi‐
cles: 5 ft/1.5 m.
Suitable parking space
▷ Gap between two objects with a minimum
length of approx. 5 ft/1.5 m.
▷ Minimum length: own vehicle length plus
approx. 4 ft/1.2 m.
▷ Minimum depth: approx. 5 ft/1.5 m.
For parking procedure
Closed doors.
Switching on
Using the button
This system assists the driver in parking parallel
to the road.
Ultrasound sensors measure parking spaces on
both sides of the vehicle.
The parking assistant calculates the best pos‐
sible parking line and takes control of steering
during the parking procedure.
When parking, also take note of the visual and
acoustic information issued by the PDC and the
parking assistant and accelerate or brake ac‐
cordingly.
A component of the parking assistant is the PDC
Park Distance Control, refer to page 121.
Personal responsibility
The parking assistant does not relieve the
driver of responsibility for the vehicle during the
parking procedure.
Watch the parking space and parking procedure
closely and intervene if necessary; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident.◀
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Press the button.
The LED lights up.
The current status of the parking space search
is indicated on the Control Display.
Parking assistant is activated automatically.
By engaging reverse
The current status of the parking space search
is indicated on the Control Display.
Activate:
"Parking Assistant" Select the
symbol in the Control Display.
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Display on the Control Display
Activating/deactivating systems
Symbol Meaning
Gray: the system is not available.
Controls
▷ Gray, arrow 1: parking space search.
▷ Blue, arrow 2: parking space is suitable.
The vehicle is parked in the parking space if
the parking procedure is active.
▷ No display: no parking space search.
White: the system is available but not
activated.
Parking using the parking assistant
The system is activated.
The parking assistant does not relieve the
driver of responsibility for the vehicle during the
parking procedure.
System status
Personal responsibility
Watch the parking space and parking procedure
closely and intervene if necessary; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident.◀
Check the traffic situation as well
Loud sounds outside and within the vehi‐
cle can drown out the signal tones of the parking
assistant and PDC.
Gray: the system is not activated.
Parking space search.
Blue: the system is activated. A
suitable parking space was
found.
The parking procedure is active.
Steering control has been seized.
Check the traffic situation around the vehicle
with your own eyes; otherwise, there is the dan‐
ger of an accident.◀
1. Switch on the parking assistant and activate
it if necessary.
The status of the parking space search is in‐
dicated on the Control Display.
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
The end of the parking procedure is indi‐
cated on the Control Display.
Status of the parking space search
3. Adjust the parking position yourself if nec‐
essary.
Notes
▷ The parking assistant takes control of steer‐
ing for as long as the symbol for active park‐
ing appears on the display.
▷ The system maneuvers the vehicle to posi‐
tion it properly in smaller parking spaces, for
example.
▷ To achieve the best possible parking posi‐
tion, wait for the automatic steering wheel
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movement after the gear change when the
vehicle is stationary.
▷ When parking in parking spaces on the driv‐
er's side, the corresponding turn signal must
be set.
Interrupting manually
The parking assistant can be interrupted at any
time by:
▷ Grasping the steering wheel and steering
yourself.
▷
"Parking Assistant" Select the symbol on
the Control Display.
Interrupting automatically
The procedure is interrupted automatically:
▷ If the vehicle speed exceeds approx. 6 mph/
10 km/h.
▷ On snow-covered or slippery road surfaces
if necessary.
System limits
Changes to the parking space
Changes to the parking space after it was
measured are not taken into account by the sys‐
tem.
Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, there is the danger of an acci‐
dent occurring.◀
Transporting loads
Loads that extend beyond the perimeter
of the vehicle are not taken into account by the
system during the parking procedure.
Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, there is the danger of an acci‐
dent occurring.◀
Curbs
The parking assistant may steer the vehi‐
cle over or onto curbs.
A Check Control message is displayed.
Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, the wheels, tires, or the vehicle
may become damaged.◀
Continuing
No parking assistance
▷ If doors are open.
An interrupted parking procedure can be con‐
tinued if necessary.
Follow the instructions on the Control Display to
do this.
▷ In tight curves.
Functional limitations
Switching off
The system can be deactivated as follows:
▷
The parking assistant does not provide assis‐
tance in parking.
Press the button.
▷ Switch off the ignition.
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
The parking assistant failed. Have the system
checked.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ When sensors are dirty or iced over.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel
roads.
▷ When leaves or snow has collected in the
parking space.
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The detection of objects can reach the physical
limits of ultrasonic measurement, e.g.:
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▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With elevated, protruding objects such as
ledges or cargo.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
▷ With objects with a fine surface structure,
such as fences.
The parking assistant may identify parking
spaces that are not suitable for parking.
Ultrasound sensors
The ultrasound sensors for measuring parking
spaces are located on the wheel arches.
To ensure full operability:
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and main‐
tain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
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Climate control
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Automatic climate control
1
Seat heating, left 47
7
Seat heating, right 47
2
Vent settings
8
Cooling function
3
Rear window defroster
9
Recirculated-air mode
4
Air flow
5
AUTO program
10 Interior temperature sensor — always keep
clear
6
Temperature
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Manual air distribution
Turn the wheel to select the de‐
sired program.
Controls
The cooling function, refer to page 135, is
switched on automatically with the AUTO pro‐
gram.
Temperature
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
▷
Windows.
▷
Upper body region.
▷
▷
Windows, upper body region, and foot‐
well.
Footwell.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
Direct the air distribution toward windows, in‐
crease the air flow and temperature, and, if nec‐
essary, use the cooling function.
Rear window defroster
Press the button.
The rear window defroster switches off
automatically after a certain period of time.
Air flow, manual
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase air flow.
The air flow of the air conditioner may be re‐
duced automatically to save battery power.
AUTO program
Press the button.
Air volume, air distribution, and tem‐
perature are controlled automatically.
Depending on the selected temperature and
outside influences, the air is directed to the
windshield, side windows, upper body, and into
the footwell.
The automatic climate control reaches this tem‐
perature as quickly as possible, if necessary by
increasing the cooling or heating output, and
then keeps it constant.
Avoid rapidly switching between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate control
will not have sufficient time to adjust the set
temperature.
Cooling function
The passenger compartment can only be
cooled with the engine running.
Press the button.
The air is cooled and dehumidified and
– depending on the temperature setting –
warmed again.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog up briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water, refer to page 158, develops
that exits underneath the vehicle.
Recirculated-air mode
You can respond to unpleasant odors or pollu‐
tants in the immediate environment by tempo‐
rarily suspending the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
Press the button repeatedly to select
an operating mode:
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▷ LED off: outside air flows in continuously.
Switching on
▷ LED on, recirculated-air mode: the supply of
outside air into the vehicle is permanently
blocked.
Press any button except the seat heating but‐
tons.
If the windows fog over, switch off recirculatedair mode and increase the air volume, if neces‐
sary.
Microfilter, recirculated air filter
Continuous recirculated-air mode
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used for an extended period of time, as the air
quality inside the vehicle deteriorates steadily.◀
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from
the incoming air.
The recirculated-air filter removes dust from the
interior air in recirculated-air mode.
These filters should be replaced during sched‐
uled maintenance of your vehicle., refer to
page 277
Switching the system on/off
Switching off
Press the left button at the minimum
speed.
Automatic climate control with enhanced features
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Seat heating, left 47
4
Display
2
Temperature, left
5
Maximum cooling
3
AUTO program
6
Temperature, right
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Seat heating, right 47
12 Air distribution, left
8
Cooling function
13 Rear window defroster
9
Automatic recirculated-air control/recircu‐
lated-air mode
14 Interior temperature sensor — always keep
clear
10 Air distribution, right
11 Air flow, AUTO intensity
15 Defrosting windows and removing conden‐
sation
Climate control functions in detail
Intensity of the AUTO program
Temperature
With the AUTO program switched on, automatic
control of the air volume and air distribution can
be adjusted.
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
The automatic climate control reaches this tem‐
perature as quickly as possible, if necessary by
increasing the cooling or heating output, and
then keeps it constant.
Avoid rapidly switching between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate control
will not have sufficient time to adjust the set
temperature.
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase the intensity.
The selected intensity is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Maximum cooling
Press the button.
The system is set to the lowest tem‐
perature, maximum air flow and recirculated-air
mode.
Air flows out of the vents for the upper body re‐
gion. Open them for this purpose.
AUTO program
Press the button.
Air volume, air distribution, and tem‐
perature are controlled automatically.
Depending on the selected temperature, AUTO
intensity, and outside influences, the air is di‐
rected to the windshield, side windows, upper
body, and into the footwell.
The cooling function, refer to page 137, is
switched on automatically with the AUTO pro‐
gram.
At the same time, a condensation sensor con‐
trols the program so as to prevent window con‐
densation as much as possible.
The air is cooled fastest when the engine is run‐
ning.
The air flow can be adjusted when the program
is active.
Cooling function
The passenger compartment can only be
cooled with the engine running.
Press the button.
The air is cooled and dehumidified and
– depending on the temperature setting –
warmed again.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog up briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
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When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water, refer to page 158, develops
that exits underneath the vehicle.
Automatic recirculated-air control/
recirculated-air mode
You can respond to unpleasant odors or pollu‐
tants in the immediate environment by tempo‐
rarily suspending the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
Press the button repeatedly to select
an operating mode:
▷ LEDs off: outside air flows in continuously.
▷ Left LED on, automatic recirculated-air con‐
trol: a sensor detects pollutants in the out‐
side air and controls the shutoff automati‐
cally.
▷ Right LED on, recirculated-air mode: the
supply of outside air into the vehicle is per‐
manently blocked.
If the windows are fogged over, switch off the
recirculated-air mode and press the AUTO but‐
ton to utilize the condensation sensor. Make
sure that air can flow onto the windshield.
Continuous recirculated-air mode
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used for an extended period of time, as the air
quality inside the vehicle deteriorates steadily.◀
Manual air distribution
Press the button repeatedly to select a
program:
▷ Upper body region.
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
▷ Footwell.
▷ Windows and footwell: driver's side only.
▷ Windows, upper body region and footwell:
driver's side only.
Air volume, manual
To be able to manually adjust the air volume,
switch off the AUTO program first.
Press the left or right side of the button:
decrease or increase air volume.
The selected air volume is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
The air volume of the automatic climate control
may be reduced automatically to save battery
power.
Rear window defroster
Press the button.
The rear window defroster switches off
automatically after a certain period of time.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
Press the button.
Ice and condensation are quickly re‐
moved from the windshield and the front side
windows.
The air volume can be adjusted when the pro‐
gram is active.
If the windows are fogged over, additionally
switch on the cooling function or press the
AUTO button to utilize the condensation sensor.
Switching the system on/off
Switching off
Press the left button at the minimum
speed.
Switching on
Press any button except the seat heating but‐
tons.
If the windows are fogged over, press the AUTO
button to utilize the condensation sensor.
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Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter,
recirculated-air filter
Controls
Ventilation in the rear
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from
the incoming air.
The activated-charcoal filter removes gaseous
pollutants from the outside air that enters the
vehicle.
The recirculated-air filter removes dust from the
interior air in recirculated-air mode.
These filters should be replaced during sched‐
uled maintenance, refer to page 277, of your
vehicle.
▷ Thumbwheel for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrow 1.
▷ Thumbwheel to vary the temperature, ar‐
row 2.
Ventilation
Toward blue: colder.
Front ventilation
Toward red: warmer.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction, ar‐
row 3.
Parked-car ventilation
The concept
The parked-car ventilation ventilates the vehicle
interior and lowers its temperature, if necessary.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction, ar‐
row 1.
▷ Thumbwheels for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrows 2.
▷ Thumbwheel to vary the temperature, ar‐
row 3.
Toward blue: colder.
Toward red: warmer.
Adjusting the ventilation
▷ Ventilation for cooling:
Adjust the vent to direct the air in your di‐
rection, e.g., if the vehicle interior is hot from
the sun.
The system can be switched on and off at any
external temperature, either directly or by using
two preset switch-on times. It remains switched
on for 30 minutes.
Open the vents to allow air to flow out.
Operation can be performed via iDrive.
Switching on/off directly
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate parked-car vent."
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes if the system is switched on.
▷ Draft-free ventilation:
Adjust the vent to let the air flow past you.
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Preselecting the switch-on time
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Timer 1:" or "Timer 2:"
4. Set the desired time.
Activating the switch-on time
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate Timer 1" or "Activate Timer 2"
The symbol on the automatic climate control
lights up when the switch-on time is activated.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes when the system has been switched on.
The system will only be switched on within the
next 24 hours. After that, it needs to reactivated.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
patible with the integrated universal remote
control.
If you have any questions, please contact:
▷ Your service center.
▷ www.homelink.com on the Internet.
HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
Controls, Inc.
Controls on the interior rearview mirror
Integrated universal remote
control
The concept
The integrated universal remote control can op‐
erate up to 3 functions of remote-controlled sys‐
tems such as garage door drives or lighting sys‐
tems. The integrated universal remote control
replaces up to 3 different hand-held transmit‐
ters. To operate the remote control, the buttons
on the interior rearview mirror must be program‐
med with the desired functions. The hand-held
transmitter for the particular system is required
in order to program the remote control.
During programming
During programming and before activat‐
ing a device using the integrated universal re‐
mote control, ensure that there are no people,
animals, or objects in the range of movement of
the remote-controlled device; otherwise, there
is a risk of injury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Before selling the vehicle, delete the stored
functions for the sake of security.
Compatibility
If this symbol is printed on the packaging
or in the instructions of the system to be
controlled, the system is generally com‐
▷ LED, arrow 1.
▷ Buttons, arrow 2.
▷ The hand-held transmitter, arrow 3, is re‐
quired for programming.
Programming
General information
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Initial setup:
Press and hold the left and right button on
the interior rearview mirror simultaneously
for approximately 20 seconds until the LED
on the interior rearview mirror flashes. This
erases all programming of the buttons on
the interior rearview mirror.
3. Hold the hand-held transmitter for the sys‐
tem to be controlled approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to
8 cm away from the buttons on the interior
rearview mirror. The required distance de‐
pends on the manual transmitter.
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4. Simultaneously press and hold the button of
the desired function on the hand-held trans‐
mitter and the button to be programmed on
the interior rearview mirror. The LED on the
interior rearview mirror will begin flashing
slowly.
For systems with an alternating-code system,
the integrated universal remote control and the
system also have to be synchronized.
5. Release both buttons as soon as the LED
flashes more rapidly. When the LED flashes
faster, this indicates that the button on the
interior rearview mirror has been program‐
med.
Synchronizing is easier with the aid of a second
person.
If the LED does not flash faster after at least
60 seconds, change the distance between
the interior rearview mirror and the handheld transmitter and repeat the step. Several
more attempts at different distances may be
necessary. Wait at least 15 seconds be‐
tween attempts.
Canada: if programming with the hand-held
transmitter was interrupted, hold down the
interior rearview mirror button and repeat‐
edly press and release the hand-held trans‐
mitter button for 2 seconds.
6. To program other functions on other but‐
tons, repeat steps 3 to 5.
The systems can be controlled using the interior
rearview mirror buttons.
Special feature of the alternating-code
wireless system
If you are unable to operate the system after re‐
peated programming, please check if the sys‐
tem to be controlled features an alternatingcode system.
Read the system's operating manual, or press
the programmed button on the interior rearview
mirror longer. If the LED on the interior rearview
mirror starts flashing rapidly and then stays lit
constantly for 2 seconds, the system features
an alternating-code system. Flashing and con‐
tinuous illumination of the LED will repeat for
approximately 20 seconds.
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Please read the operating manual of the system
being set up for information on how to syn‐
chronize the system.
To synchronize:
1. Park the vehicle within range of the remotecontrolled system.
2. Program the relevant button on the interior
rearview mirror as described.
3. Locate and press the synchronizing button
on the system being programmed. You have
approx. 30 seconds for the next step.
4. Hold down the programmed button on the
interior rearview mirror for approximately
3 seconds and then release it. If necessary,
repeat this work step up to three times in or‐
der to finish synchronization. Once synchro‐
nization is complete, the programmed func‐
tion will be carried out.
Reprogramming individual buttons
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press and hold the interior rearview mirror
button to be programmed.
3. As soon as the interior rearview mirror LED
starts flashing slowly, hold the hand-held
transmitter for the system to be controlled
approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm away from the
buttons on the interior rearview mirror. The
required distance depends on the manual
transmitter.
4. Likewise, press and hold the button of the
desired function on the hand-held transmit‐
ter.
5. Release both buttons as soon as the interior
rearview mirror LED flashes more rapidly.
When the LED flashes faster, this indicates
that the button on the interior rearview mir‐
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ror has been programmed. The system can
then be controlled by the button on the in‐
terior rearview mirror.
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Digital compass
At a glance
If the LED does not flash faster after at least
60 seconds, change the distance and repeat
the step. Several more attempts at different
distances may be necessary. Wait at least
15 seconds between attempts.
Canada: if programming with the hand-held
transmitter was interrupted, hold down the
interior rearview mirror button and repeat‐
edly press and release the hand-held trans‐
mitter button for 2 seconds.
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Before operation
Before operating a system using the
integrated universal remote control, ensure that
there are no people, animals, or objects within
the range of movement of the remote-controlled
system; otherwise, there is a risk of injury or
damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
The system, such as the garage door, can be
operated using the button on the interior rear‐
view mirror while the engine is running or when
the ignition is started. To do this, hold down the
button within receiving range of the system until
the function is activated. The interior rearview
mirror LED stays lit while the wireless signal is
being transmitted.
1
Control button
2
Mirror display
Mirror display
The point of the compass is displayed in the
mirror when driving straight.
Operating concept
Various functions can be called up by pressing
the control button with a pointed object, such as
the tip of a ballpoint pen or similar object. The
following setting options are displayed in suc‐
cession, depending on how long the control but‐
ton is pressed:
▷ Pressed briefly: turns display on/off.
▷ 3 to 6 seconds: compass zone setting.
▷ 6 to 9 seconds: compass calibration.
▷ 9 to 12 seconds: left/right-hand steering
setting.
Deleting stored functions
▷ 12 to 15 seconds: language setting.
Press and hold the left and right button on the
interior rearview mirror simultaneously for ap‐
proximately 20 seconds until the LED flashes
rapidly. All stored functions are deleted. The
functions cannot be deleted individually.
Setting the compass zones
Sets the particular compass zones on the vehi‐
cle so that the compass operates correctly; refer
to World map with compass zones.
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World map with compass zones
Procedure
Procedure
1. Press and hold the control button for approx.
3 to 4 seconds. The number of the set com‐
pass zone appears in the mirror.
1. Make sure that there are no large metallic
objects or overhead power lines near the ve‐
hicle and that there is sufficient room to drive
around in a circle.
2. To change the zone setting, press the con‐
trol button quickly and repeatedly until the
number of the compass zone corresponding
to your location appears in the mirror.
The set zone is stored automatically. The com‐
pass is ready for use again after approximately
10 seconds.
Calibrating the digital compass
The digital compass must be calibrated in the
event of the following:
▷ The wrong point of the compass is dis‐
played.
▷ The point of the compass displayed does
not change despite changing the direction
of travel.
▷ Not all points of the compass are displayed.
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2. Set the currently applicable compass zone.
3. Press and hold the control button for approx.
6 to 7 seconds so that "C" appears on the
display. Next, drive in a complete circle at
least once at a speed of no more than 4 mph/
7 km/h. If calibration is successful, the "C" is
replaced by the points of the compass.
Left/right-hand steering
The digital compass is already set for right or
left-hand steering at the factory.
Setting the language
Press and hold the control button for approx. 12
to 13 seconds. Briefly press the control button
again to switch between English "E" and Ger‐
man "O".
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The setting is stored automatically after approx‐
imately 10 seconds.
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Push in the lighter.
The lighter can be removed as
soon as it pops back out.
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
Ashtray
Connecting electrical devices
Opening
Sockets
The lighter socket can be used as a socket for
electrical equipment while the engine is running
or when the ignition is switched on. The total
load of all sockets must not exceed 140 watts at
12 volts.
Do not damage the socket by using unsuitable
connectors.
Front center console
Raise cover.
Emptying
Take out the insert.
Lighter
Danger of burns
Only hold the hot lighter by its knob; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of getting burned.
Switch off the ignition and take the remote con‐
trol with you when leaving the vehicle so that
children cannot use the lighter and burn them‐
selves.◀
Raise the cap and remove the cover or cigarette
lighter.
The lighter is located next to the ashtray.
Socket is located below the glove compartment.
In the front passenger footwell
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Locking the backrest
Before carrying persons in the rear, en‐
gage and thereby lock the backrests, or the re‐
straining effect of the safety belts during an ac‐
cident may be limited.◀
Retract the head restraints if necessary
before backrests are folded down
With folding head restraints, fold in the head re‐
straints before folding down the backrests, or
damage may result.◀
Remove cover.
Opening
In the cargo area
1. Unlock the belt lock of the center safety belt
in the rear using the latch plate of another
safety belt.
2. Insert the latch plate at the end of the belt
into the specially designated fixture on the
rear window shelf.
The socket is located on the left side in the cargo
area.
Through-loading system
General information
The cargo area can be enlarged by folding down
the rear seat backrest.
3. Push the corresponding head restraint
down as far as it will go.
The rear seat backrest is divided at a ratio of 40–
20–40.
Danger of pinching
Before folding down the rear seat backr‐
ests, ensure that the area of movement of the
backrests is clear. In particular, ensure that no
one is located in the area of movement and that
no one reaches into the area of movement of the
rear seat backrests when the middle section is
folded down. Otherwise, injury or damage may
result.◀
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4. Pull the corresponding lever in the cargo
area to release the rear seat backrest.
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Folding down the middle section
1. Fold in the middle head restraint.
2. Reach into the recess and pull the middle
section forward.
5. The unlocked rear seat backrest moves for‐
ward slightly. Fold the backrest forward by
the head restraint.
Closing
1. Return the rear seat backrest to the upright
seating position and engage it.
Ensure that the lock is securely en‐
gaged
When folding back the backrest, be sure that
it locks in place securely. If it is not properly
engaged, transported cargo could enter the
passenger compartment during braking or
evasive maneuvers and endanger the vehi‐
cle occupants.◀
2. Release the latch plate from the fixture on
the rear window shelf and insert it into the
belt lock of the center safety belt. Make sure
you hear the latch plate engage.
To secure cargo, refer to page 160, with nets or
draw straps, the cargo area is fitted with lashing
eyes.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
▷ Storage compartment in the rear center
console, refer to page 150.
Glove compartment
Front passenger side
Opening
Notes
No loose objects in the passenger com‐
partment
Do not stow any objects in the passenger com‐
partment without securing them; otherwise,
they may present a danger to occupants for in‐
stance during braking and avoidance maneu‐
vers.◀
Do not place anti-slip mats on the dash‐
board
Do not place anti-slip mats on the dashboard.
The mat materials could damage the dash‐
board.◀
Storage compartments
The following storage compartments are avail‐
able in the vehicle interior:
▷ Glove compartment on the front passenger
side, refer to page 148.
▷ Without Smoker's package: Front storage
compartment, in front of the cupholders, re‐
fer to page 149.
▷ Storage compartment in the front center
armrest, refer to page 149.
▷ Compartments in the doors, refer to
page 149.
▷ Nets on the backrests of the front seats.
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Pull the handle.
The light in the glove compartment switches on.
The net in the glove compartment is provided
for stowing the storage tray for the cupholder,
refer to page 150.
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Close the glove compartment immediately after
use while driving; otherwise, injury may occur
during accidents.◀
Closing
Fold up the cover.
Locking
The glove compartment can be locked with an
integrated key to separately secure the trunk lid,
refer to page 38, for example.
After the glove compartment is locked, the re‐
mote control can be handed over, such as at a
hotel, without the integrated key, refer to
page 30.
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This prevents access to the glove compartment
and to the cargo area.
Compartments in the doors
USB interface for data transfer
Do not store any breakable objects, e. g.
glass bottles, in the compartments, or there is
an increased risk of injury in the event of an ac‐
cident.◀
Do not stow any breakable objects
Center armrest
Front
Connection for importing and exporting data on
USB devices, e.g.:
▷ Personal Profile settings, refer to page 33.
A storage compartment is located in the center
armrest between the front seats.
Opening
▷ Music collection, refer to page 205.
Observe the following when connecting:
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
▷ Do not use the USB interface to recharge
external devices.
Raise the center arm rest.
Repositioning
Front storage compartment
Center armrest can be pushed in the longitudi‐
nal direction. It engages in the end positions.
Raise the lid to open it.
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Connection for an external audio
device
Front
This can be used to connect an external audio
device, such as an MP3 player.
Storage tray for front cupholders
▷ AUX-IN port, refer to page 210.
▷ USB audio interface, refer to page 210.
Storage compartment in the
rear
Storage compartment is located in the rear cen‐
ter console.
The cupholder with the storage tray can be used
for additional storage. To do this, place the stor‐
age tray in the cupholder.
Only use the storage tray for small objects, such
as keys or the remote control.
When not in use, stow the storage tray in the
glove compartment net. Insert the storage tray
into the net so that the top surface faces up.
Note the trapezoidal shape of the net and tray.
Rear
In the center armrest.
Cupholders
Notes
Shatter-proof containers and no hot
drinks
Use light and shatter-proof containers and do
not transport hot drinks. Otherwise, there is the
increased danger of injury in an accident.◀
Unsuitable containers
Do not forcefully push unsuitable contain‐
ers into the cupholders. This may result in dam‐
age.◀
Pull the center armrest forward at the strap.
To open: press the button.
To close: push both covers back in, one after the
other.
Pushing back the covers
Push back the covers before folding up the
center armrest; otherwise, the cupholder could
become damaged.◀
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Hooks/multi-function hook
The clothes hooks are located in the grab han‐
dles in the rear.
Do not obstruct view
When suspending clothing from the
hooks, ensure that it will not obstruct the driver's
vision.◀
No heavy objects
Do not hang heavy objects from the hooks;
otherwise, they may present a danger to pas‐
sengers during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
A multi-function hook is located on each side of
the cargo area. The multi-function hooks can be
loaded up to a max. of 8.8 lbs/4 kg.
Light and suitable objects only
Storage compartments in the
cargo area
Only hang light bags or suitable objects
from the holders. Otherwise, there is a danger of
objects flying about during braking and evasive
maneuvers.
Left storage compartment
Only transport heavy luggage in the trunk if it has
been appropriately secured.◀
A storage compartment is located on the left
side.
Net
Small objects can be stowed in the net on the
left side.
Right storage compartment
Located on the right side is a storage compart‐
ment for the onboard vehicle tool kit, refer to
page 279, and first aid kit, refer to page 291.
Retaining strap
A retaining strap is available on the right side trim
for fastening small objects.
Lashing eyes in the cargo area
To secure the cargo, refer to page 160, there
are four lashing eyes in the cargo area.
Floor net
The floor net can also be used to Secure the
load, refer to page 160, and to store small parts.
Storage compartment under cargo
floor panel
Maximum load
To avoid damage to the vehicle, do not ex‐
ceed a maximum permitted load of 44 lbs/20 kg
in the storage compartment under the cargo
floor panel.◀
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Raise the cargo floor panel, arrow 1, and latch at
top, if necessary, arrow 2.
Partitioning the compartment
The compartment can be divided using an at‐
tachable partition.
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This chapter provides you with information useful
in dealing with specific driving and operating
modes.
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Things to remember when driving
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Breaking-in period
General information
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
each other.
Drive conservatively for the first 200 miles/
300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐
prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and discs. Drive moderately during this break-in
period.
Following part replacement
The same breaking in procedures should be ob‐
served if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
General driving notes
Engine and differential
Closing the trunk lid
Always obey the official speed limit.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road
speed:
▷ For gasoline engine, 4,500 rpm and
100 mph/160 km/h.
Drive with the trunk lid closed
Only drive with the tailgate closed; other‐
wise, in the event of an accident or braking or
evasive maneuvers, passengers or other road
users may be injured or the vehicle may be dam‐
aged. In addition, exhaust fumes may enter the
passenger compartment.◀
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode for the initial
miles.
If driving with the tailgate open cannot be
avoided:
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
▷ Greatly increase the blower speed.
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
▷ Drive moderately.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
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▷ Close all windows and the glass sunroof.
Hot exhaust system
Hot exhaust system
High temperatures are generated in the
exhaust system.
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Do not remove the heat shields installed and
never apply undercoating to them. When driv‐
ing, standing at idle and while parking, take care
to avoid possible contact between the hot ex‐
haust system and any highly flammable materi‐
als such as hay, leaves, grass, etc. Such contact
could lead to a fire, and with it the risk of serious
personal injury as well as property damage.
Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise, there
is the danger of getting burned.◀
Mobile communication devices in the
vehicle
Mobile communication devices in the ve‐
hicle
It is advised that you do not use mobile commu‐
nication devices, e.g., mobile phones, inside the
vehicle without connecting them directly to the
external antenna. Otherwise, the vehicle elec‐
tronics and mobile communication devices can
interfere with each other. In addition, there is no
assurance that the radiation generated during
transmission will be discharged from the vehicle
interior.◀
Hydroplaning
On wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can
form between the tires and road surface.
This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplan‐
ing. It is characterized by a partial or complete
loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, ultimately undermining your ability to
steer and brake the vehicle.
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads, re‐
duce your speed to prevent hydroplaning.◀
Driving through water
Drive though calm water only if it is not deeper
than 9.8 inches/25 cm and at this height, no
faster than walking speed, up to 6 mph/10 km/h.
Driving tips
Adhere to water depth and speed limita‐
tions
Do not exceed this water depth and walking
speed; otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the elec‐
trical systems and the transmission may be
damaged.◀
Braking safely
Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a standard
feature.
Applying the brakes fully is the most effective
way of braking in situations when this is neces‐
sary.
The vehicle maintains steering responsiveness.
You can still avoid any obstacles with a minimum
of steering effort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal and sounds from
the hydraulic circuits indicate that ABS is in its
active mode.
Objects in the area around the pedals
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again after they were removed for cleaning, for
example.◀
Driving in wet conditions
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain, briefly
exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal every
few miles.
Ensure that this action does not endanger other
road users.
The heat generated in this process helps dry the
brake discs and pads.
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In this way braking efficiency will be available
when you need it.
Therefore, traces of condensed water under the
vehicle are normal.
Hills
Drive long or steep downhill gradients in the gear
in which the least braking is required. Otherwise,
the brake system may overheat, resulting in a
reduction in the brake system efficiency.
Automatic transmission:
You can increase the engine's braking effect by
shifting down in the manual mode of the auto‐
matic transmission.
Avoid load on the brakes
Avoid placing excessive load on the brake
system. Light but consistent brake pressure can
lead to high temperatures, brake wear and pos‐
sibly even brake failure.◀
Do not drive in neutral
Do not drive in neutral or with the engine
stopped, as doing so disables engine braking. In
addition, steering and brake assist is unavailable
with the engine stopped.◀
Brake disc corrosion
Corrosion on the brake discs and contamination
on the brake pads are furthered by:
▷ Low mileage.
▷ Extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all.
▷ Infrequent use of the brakes.
Corrosion occurs when the minimum pressure
that must be exerted by the pads during brake
applications to clean the discs is not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake discs, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating ef‐
fect that generally cannot be corrected.
Condensation under the parked vehicle
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water develops that exits underneath
the vehicle.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
Overloading the vehicle
To avoid exceeding the approved carrying
capacity of the tires, never overload the vehicle.
Overloading can lead to overheating and in‐
creases the rate at which damage develops in‐
side the tires. This could result in a sudden loss
of tire inflation pressure.◀
No fluids in the trunk
Make sure that fluids do not leak into the
trunk; otherwise, the vehicle may be damaged.◀
hicle and unstable driving situations may
result.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY
pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,000 lbs and there will be four 150 lbs pas‐
sengers in your vehicle, the amount of avail‐
able cargo and luggage load capacity is
400 lbs: 1,000 lbs minus 600 lbs = 400 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated
in Step 4.
Load
Determining the load limit
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
1. Locate the following statement on your ve‐
hicle’s placard:
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
▷ The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the ve‐
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Floor net
The floor net can also be used to Secure the load
and to store small parts.
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward and as low
as possible, ideally directly behind the cargo
area separating wall.
▷ Very heavy cargo: when the rear seat is not
occupied, secure each of the outer safety
belts in the opposite buckle.
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners.
▷ If necessary, fold down the rear backrests to
stow cargo.
▷ Do not stack cargo above the top edge of the
backrests.
▷ Place protective material around any sharpedged or pointed objects that could bump
against the rear window while the vehicle is
in motion.
Securing cargo
Lashing eyes in the cargo area
Hook the floor net into the fittings in the cargo
area floor.
Securing cargo
▷ Smaller and lighter items: secure with re‐
taining straps, the floor net or draw straps.
▷ Larger and heavy objects: secure with cargo
straps.
Attach the cargo straps, retaining straps or draw
straps to the lashing eyes in the cargo area.
Securing cargo
Always position and secure the cargo as
described above; otherwise, it can endanger the
car's occupants if sudden braking or swerving
becomes necessary.
Heavy or hard objects should not be carried
loose inside the car; otherwise, they could be
thrown around as a result of hard braking, sud‐
den swerves, etc., and endanger the occu‐
pants.◀
Roof-mounted luggage rack
Note
Roof racks are available as special accessories.
To secure the cargo, there are four lashing eyes
in the cargo area
Attachment
Follow the installation instructions of the roof
rack.
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Driving tips
Roof drip rail with flaps
The anchorage points are located in the roof drip
rail above the doors.
Fold the cover outward.
Loading
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of
gravity when loaded, they have a major effect on
vehicle handling and steering response.
Therefore, note the following when loading and
driving:
▷ Do not exceed the approved roof/axle loads
and the approved gross vehicle weight.
▷ Distribute the roof load uniformly.
▷ The roof load should not be too large in area.
▷ Always place the heaviest pieces on the bot‐
tom.
▷ Secure the roof luggage firmly, e.g., tie with
ratchet straps.
▷ Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration
and braking maneuvers. Take corners gen‐
tly.
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Saving fuel
Saving fuel
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
Your vehicle contains advanced technology for
the reduction of fuel consumption and emis‐
sions.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
ferent factors.
The implementation of certain measures, driv‐
ing style and regular maintenance can have an
influence on fuel consumption and on the envi‐
ronmental impact.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts
following use
Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof or rear luggage
racks which are no longer required following
use.
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aero‐
dynamics and increase the fuel consumption.
Close the windows and glass
sunroof
Driving with the glass sunroof and windows
open results in increased air resistance and
raises fuel consumption.
Check the tire inflation
pressure regularly
Check and, if necessary, correct the tire inflation
pressure at least twice a month and before start‐
ing on a long trip.
Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling re‐
sistance and thus raises fuel consumption and
tire wear.
Drive away without delay
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
This is the fastest way for the cold engine to
reach its operating temperature.
Look well ahead when driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead of you.
Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces
fuel consumption.
Avoid high engine speeds
Use 1st gear to get the vehicle in motion. Be‐
ginning with 2nd gear, accelerate rapidly. When
accelerating, shift up before reaching high en‐
gine speeds.
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When you reach the desired speed, shift into the
highest applicable gear and drive with the en‐
gine speed as low as possible and at a constant
speed.
As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers
fuel consumption and reduces wear.
The gear shift indicator of your vehicle indicates
the most fuel efficient gear.
Use coasting conditions
When approaching a red light, take your foot off
the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt.
On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the ac‐
celerator and let the vehicle roll.
The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.
Driving tips
Please also note the BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem, refer to page 277.
ECO PRO
The concept
ECO PRO supports a driving style that saves on
fuel consumption. For this purpose, the engine
control and comfort functions, e. g. the climate
control output, are adjusted.
In addition, context-sensitive instructions can
be displayed that assist in driving in a manner
that optimizes fuel consumption.
The extension of the range that is achieved as a
result can be displayed in the instrument cluster.
Activating ECO PRO
Press button repeatedly until ECO PRO
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Switch off the engine during
longer stops
Switch off the engine during longer stops, e.g.,
at traffic lights, railroad crossings or in traffic
congestion.
Display in the instrument cluster
ECO PRO bonus range
Fuel savings are achieved after the vehicle is
switched off for only approx. 4 seconds.
An extension of the range can be
achieved by an adjusted driving
style.
Switch off any functions that
are not currently needed
This may be displayed as the bo‐
nus range in the instrument clus‐
Functions such as seat heating and the rear win‐
dow defroster require a lot of energy and con‐
sume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand-go traffic.
Therefore, switch off these functions if they are
not actually needed.
Have maintenance carried out
Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve
optimal vehicle economy and operating life.
Have the maintenance carried out by your serv‐
ice center.
ter.
Driving style
In the tachometer, a mark in the
bar display indicates the current
efficiency of the driving style cor‐
responding to the accelerator
pedal position.
▷ Blue display: efficient driving style as long as
the mark moves within the blue range.
▷ Gray display: adjust driving style, e. g. by
backing off the accelerator pedal.
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The display switches to blue as soon as all con‐
ditions for fuel-economy-optimized driving are
met.
ECO PRO Tip - driving instruction
The arrow indicates that the driv‐
ing style can be adjusted to be
more fuel efficient by backing off
the accelerator.
Additional symbols
ECO PRO Tip
▷ "ECO PRO limit:":
Set ECO Pro speed at which an ECO PRO
Tip is to be displayed.
▷ "ECO PRO speed warning":
A reminder is displayed if the set ECO PRO
speed is exceeded.
ECO PRO climate control
"ECO PRO climate control"
The climate control is adjusted to be fuel-effi‐
cient.
Symbol Measure
For efficient driving style, back off the
accelerator.
Reduce speed to the selected ECO
PRO speed.
Automatic transmission: switch from
S to D or avoid manual shift interven‐
tions.
Manual shift transmission: follow
shifting instructions.
Manual shift transmission: engage
neutral for engine stop.
The following settings are optimized:
▷ Cooling or heat output of the automatic cli‐
mate control
▷ Exterior mirror heating
▷ Seat heating
ECO PRO Potential
The percentage of potential savings that can be
achieved with the current configuration is dis‐
played.
Indications on the Control Display
EfficientDynamics
Configuring ECO PRO
Information on fuel consumption and technol‐
ogy can be displayed during driving.
1. "Settings"
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Driving mode"
2. "EfficientDynamics"
3. "Configure ECO PRO"
4. Configure the program.
Displaying fuel consumption history
The average fuel consumption can be displayed
within an adjustable time frame.
"Consumption history"
Adjusting fuel consumption history
time frame
Select the symbol.
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Resetting fuel consumption history
1. "Options" Open.
2. "Reset consumption history"
Displaying EfficientDynamics info
The current efficiency can be displayed.
"EfficientDynamics Info"
The following systems are displayed:
▷ Automatic engine start/stop function.
▷ Energy recovery.
▷ Climate control output.
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This chapter contains various examples of how
the navigation system can guide you reliably to
your destination.
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Navigation system
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
The navigation system can determine the pre‐
cise position of the vehicle, with the aid of sat‐
ellites and vehicle sensors, and can reliably
guide you to every entered destination.
Navigation data are stored in the vehicle and can
be updated.
Entries in stationary vehicle
Enter data only when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary, and always give priority to the applicable
traffic regulations in the event of any contradic‐
tion between traffic and road conditions and the
instructions issued by the navigation system.
Failure to take to this precaution can place you
in violation of the law and put vehicle occupants
and other road users in danger.◀
Starting navigation system
Press the button on the controller.
1.
Destination input
Manual destination entry
General information
The system supports you in entering street
names and house numbers by automatically
completing the entry and providing entry com‐
parisons, refer to page 22.
Stored town/city and street names can be called
up quickly.
▷ If the existing entries should not be changed,
the entries for the state/province and town/
city can be skipped.
▷ Destination guidance is started to the town/
city center if no street is entered.
Entering a state/province
1. "Navigation"
2. "Enter address"
3. Select "State/Province" or the displayed
state/province.
2. "Navigation"
The navigation system can also be ac‐
cessed directly with the button on the con‐
troller.
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Entering a town/city
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
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3. Select the street.
Alternative: enter the street address
and house number
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Enter the street as you would the town/city.
3. "House number"
4. Select the numbers.
5. Change to the list of house numbers.
6. Select a house number or range of house
numbers.
2. Select letters, if necessary.
The list is narrowed down further with each
entry.
3. Move the controller to the right.
4. Select the town/city name from the list.
Street does not exist in the destination
city/town
The desired street does not exist in the specified
city/town because it belongs to another part of
the city/town.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
1. "Navigation"
1. Change to the list of town/city names.
3. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Highlight the town/city.
4. Change to the list of street names.
3. Select the town/city.
5. Select "In" the displayed country.
Entering the postal code
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
2.
2. "Enter address"
All streets of the selected state/province are
offered. The associated town/city is dis‐
played after the street name.
Select the symbol.
3. Select the numbers.
4. Change to the list of postal codes and towns/
cities.
5. Highlight the entry.
6. Selecting an entry.
Entering a street and intersection
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Enter a street and intersection in the same
way as you would enter a town/city.
If there are several streets with the same name:
6. Select the letters.
7. Change to the list of street names.
8. Highlight the street.
9. Select the street.
1. Change to the list of street names.
2. Highlight the street.
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Starting destination guidance after
entering the destination
5. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
1. "Accept destination"
2. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add, refer to page 175, a destination as a
further destination.
Address book
Selecting a destination from the
address book
6. Select an existing contact, if available.
1. "Navigation"
7. "Business address" or "Home address"
2. "Address book"
8. Enter "Last name" and, if necessary, "First
name".
Contacts with addresses are displayed if
these have been checked as destinations.
If the mobile phone does not display the
contacts with addresses, they must first be
checked as a destination, refer to
page 248.
9. "Store in vehicle"
Storing the position
The current position can be stored in the ad‐
dress book.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Store position as contact" or "Add position
to contact"
3. Select a contact in the list or, if desired, with
"A-Z search".
4. "Business address" or "Home address"
Storing the destination in the address
book
After entering the destination, store the desti‐
nation in the address book.
1. "Navigation"
4. Depending on the selection, choose an ex‐
isting contact from the list. Select the type
of address and enter the first and last names.
5. "Store in vehicle"
2. "Map"
Editing or deleting an address
3.
1. "Navigation"
"Guidance"
4. "Options" Open.
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3. Highlight the entry.
Starting destination guidance
4. "Options" Open.
1. "Navigation"
5. "Edit in Contacts" or "Delete entry"
2. "Last destinations"
Using the home address as the
destination
3. Select the destination.
4. "Start guidance"
The home address must be stored. Specify the
home address, refer to page 247.
Editing the destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
2. "Address book"
3. Highlight the destination.
3. "Home"
4. Open "Options".
1. "Navigation"
5. "Edit destination"
Deleting the last destinations
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
3. Highlight the destination.
4. Open "Options".
4. "Start guidance"
5. "Delete entry" or "Delete all last
destinations"
Last destinations
Special destinations
At a glance
General information
The destinations previously entered are stored
automatically.
Even with the most current navigation data, in‐
formation regarding particular individual desti‐
nations may have changed. For instance, certain
gas stations may not be operating.
The destinations can be called up and used as a
destination for destination guidance.
Calling up the last destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
Opening the search for special
destinations
To select special destinations, e.g., hotels or
tourist attractions:
1. "Navigation"
2. "Points of Interest"
3. Select the search function.
Online Search
1. "Google™ Local Search"
2. Select a special destination.
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3.
Navigation system
Select the symbol.
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
4. "Start guidance"
A-Z search
6. "Start search"
1. "A-Z search"
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
2. "Town/City"
Select or enter the town/city.
7. Select a special destination.
3. "Category"
Details are displayed.
4. Select the category.
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
5. "Category details"
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
6. "Keyword"
7. Enter the keyword.
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
8. Select a special destination.
Details are displayed.
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
9.
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add, refer to page 175, a destination as a
further destination.
"Start search": if a search term is not entered,
the search is repeated with the previous search
term.
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
8.
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add, refer to page 175, a destination as a
further destination.
Display of special destinations
List of special destinations: special destinations
are organized by distance and are displayed with
a directional arrow to the special destination.
On the split screen, special destinations of the
selected category are displayed in the map view
as symbols. The display depends on the scale
of the map and the category.
Destination entry via BMW Assist
A connection is established to the Concierge
service, refer to page 251.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Enter address"
3. "Options" Open.
Category search
4. "BMW Assist dest. entry"
1. "Category search"
2. "Town/City"
Select or enter the town/city.
3. "Category"
4. Select the category.
5. "Category details"
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Displaying special destinations in the
map
To display symbols of the special destinations
in the map view:
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Additional functions
Additional functions are available on the inter‐
active map after the controller is pressed.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Display Points of Interest"
5. Select the setting.
Destination entry by map
Selecting the destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
The current position of the vehicle is indi‐
cated on the map.
3.
"Interactive map"
▷
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
▷ "Exit interactive map": return to the map
view.
▷ "View in northern direction" or "View in
driving direction"
▷ "Display destination": the map section
around the destination is displayed.
▷ "Display current location": the map section
around your current location is displayed.
▷ "Find points of interest": the search for spe‐
cial destinations is started.
Destination entry by voice
4. Select the destination with crosshairs.
▷ To change the scale: turn the controller.
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
Specifying the street
If the system does not recognize a street, one of
the following is displayed:
▷ The name of a street nearby.
▷ The county.
▷ The coordinates of the destination.
General information
▷ Instructions for voice activation system, re‐
fer to page 23.
▷ When making a destination entry by voice,
you can change between voice operation
and iDrive.
▷ To have the available spoken instructions
read out loud: ›Voice commands‹
Saying the entries
▷ The town/city, street, and house number
can be entered as a single command.
▷ Countries, towns and cities, streets, and in‐
tersections can be said as whole words or
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spelled in the language of the system. Set
the language, refer to page 84.
▷ To select a recommended town/
city: ›Yes‹
Example: to enter a town/city in a US state
as a whole word, the language of the system
must be English.
▷ To select a different town/city: ›New
entry‹
▷ Spell the entry if the spoken language and
the language of the system differ.
▷ Say the letters smoothly, and avoid exag‐
gerating the pronunciation and inserting
lengthy pauses between the letters.
▷ The options available for entering data de‐
pend on the navigation data and the country
and language settings.
Entering an address in a command
Press the button on the steering
1.
wheel.
2. ›Enter address‹
3. Wait for a request from the system.
4. Say the address in the suggested order.
5. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
If necessary, individually name the separate
components of the address, e.g., the town/city.
Entering a town/city separately
The name of the town/city can be said as a
word or spelled out.
With the destination entry menu displayed:
Press the button on the steering
1.
▷ Select an entry: ›Entry ...‹ e.g., entry 2
▷ To spell an entry: ›Spell city‹
6. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
Towns/cities of the same name are grouped in a
list and displayed as one location followed by an
ellipsis.
1. Select an entry: ›Yes‹ or ›Entry ...‹ e.g., en‐
try 2.
2. Select the desired town/city.
Entering a street or intersection
separately
Enter a street and intersection in the same way
as you would enter a town/city.
Entering a house number separately
Depending on the data in the navigation system,
house numbers up to number 2,000 can be en‐
tered.
1. ›House number‹
2. Say the house number.
Say each digit separately.
3. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
wheel.
2. ›City‹ or ›Spell city‹.
3. Wait for the system to prompt you for the
town/city.
4. Say the name of the town/city, or say at least
the first three letters.
Depending on the entry, up to 20 towns/cit‐
ies may be suggested.
5. Select the town/city.
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Planning a trip with intermediate
destinations
New trip
A trip can be planned with several intermediate
destinations.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
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3. Move the controller to the left if necessary.
Storing a trip
4.
Up to 30 trips can be stored in the trip list. If
necessary, delete existing trips to be able to
store new trips.
"Guidance"
5. "Enter new destination"
6. Select the type of destination entry.
1. Open "Options".
2. "Store trip"
3. Enter the name.
4. "OK"
Selecting a stored trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Stored trips"
7. Enter the intermediate destination.
3. Select a stored trip.
8. "Start guidance"
4. "Start guidance"
Entering intermediate destinations
Reversing the direction of travel
A maximum of 30 intermediate destinations can
be entered for one trip.
Intermediate destinations are displayed in re‐
verse order in the list.
1. "Enter new destination"
1. "Map"
2. Select the type of destination entry.
2.
3. Enter the intermediate destination.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Add as another destination"
4. "Reverse order of trip dest."
The intermediate destination is entered in
the destination list and is highlighted.
5. Turn the controller until the intermediate
destination is located in the desired position
in the list.
6. Press the controller.
"Guidance"
Intermediate destination options
1. "Map"
2.
"Guidance"
3. "Display all trip destinations"
4. Select an intermediate destination.
▷ "Edit destination"
Starting the trip
1. After all intermediate destinations are en‐
tered, highlight the first destination.
If the second destination, for example, is
highlighted when destination guidance is
started, the first destination is skipped.
2. "Start guidance"
This symbol marks the active leg of the
trip.
▷ "Reposition dest. in the trip": move an
intermediate destination to another po‐
sition in the list.
▷ "Delete dest. in the trip"
▷ "Go to next dest. in the trip"
Some options are not available for certain trips.
Deleting a stored trip
1. "Stored trips"
2. Highlight the desired trip.
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3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete all trips" or "Delete trip"
Calling up the last trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Stored trips"
3. "Last trip"
▷ The route criteria can be changed when the
destination is entered and during destina‐
tion guidance.
▷ Road types are part of the navigation data
and are taken into consideration when plan‐
ning a route, such as when avoiding high‐
ways.
4. "Start guidance"
▷ The recommended route may differ from the
route you would take based on personal ex‐
perience.
Destination guidance
▷ The settings are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
Starting destination guidance
▷ Destination guidance with traffic bulletins,
refer to page 182.
1. "Navigation"
2. Make a destination entry, refer to page 168.
Changing the route criteria
3. "Accept destination"
1. "Navigation"
4. "Start guidance"
2. "Map"
▷ The route is shown on the Control Display.
3.
▷ The distance to the destination/intermedi‐
ate destination and the estimated time of ar‐
rival are displayed in the map view.
4. Select the criterion:
▷ The arrow view is shown in the instrument
cluster, in the Head-up Display, and on the
Control Display where appropriate.
Terminating destination guidance
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Guidance"
"Route preference"
▷
"Fast route": time-optimized route,
being a combination of the shortest pos‐
sible route and the fastest roads.
▷
"ECO PRO route": optimized com‐
bination of the fastest and shortest
route.
▷
"Short route": short distance, irre‐
spective of how fast or slow progress will
be.
▷ "Alternative routes": if available, alter‐
native routes are suggested during ac‐
tive route guidance.
4. "Stop guidance"
Continuing destination guidance
If the destination was not reached during the last
trip, destination guidance can be resumed.
"Resume guidance"
Route criteria
General information
▷ The route calculated can be influenced by
selecting certain criteria.
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The individual suggestions are high‐
lighted in color.
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Lane information
On multi-lane roads, the recommended lanes
are marked in the arrow view by a triangle.
▷ Solid triangle: best lane.
▷ Empty triangle: possible lane. However, an‐
other lane change may be needed shortly.
Displaying list of route sections
5. Specify additional criteria for the route, if
necessary:
▷ "Avoid highways": highways are
avoided wherever possible.
▷ "Avoid toll roads": toll roads are avoided
wherever possible.
▷ "Avoid ferries": ferries are avoided
where possible.
When the destination guidance is activated, a
list of route sections can be displayed. The driv‐
ing distances and traffic bulletins are displayed
for each route section.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. Highlight route section.
The route section is displayed on the split
screen.
Bypassing a section of the route
Route
Calculate a new route for a route section.
Different views of the route are available during
destination guidance:
1. "Navigation"
▷ Arrow view in the instrument cluster and on
the Control Display.
3. "New route for"
2. "Route information"
▷ List of route sections.
▷ Map view, refer to page 178.
▷ Arrow view in the Head-up Display.
Arrow view
The following information is displayed during
destination guidance:
▷ Large arrow: current direction of travel.
▷ Street name of the currently traveled street.
▷ Small arrow: indicates the next change in di‐
rection.
▷ Intersection view.
4. Turn the controller. Enter the number of
miles within which you would like to return
to the original route.
5. Press the controller.
▷ Lane information.
▷ Traffic bulletins.
▷ Distance to the next change in direction.
▷ Street name at the next change in direction.
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Resuming the original route
Repeating spoken instructions
If the route section should no longer be by‐
passed:
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
3.
2. "Route information"
4. Press the controller twice.
3. "New route for:"
4. "Remove blocking"
Gas station recommendation
The remaining range is calculated, and if nec‐
essary gas stations along the route are dis‐
played.
Even with the most current navigation data, in‐
formation regarding individual gas stations may
have changed. For instance, certain gas stations
may not be operating.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. "Recommended refuel"
A list of the gas stations is displayed.
4. Highlight a gas station.
The position of the gas station is displayed
on the split screen.
2. "Map"
Highlight the symbol.
Volume of spoken instructions
Turn the volume button while giving an instruc‐
tion until the desired volume is set.
Saving the spoken instructions on the
programmable memory buttons
The function for switching the spoken instruc‐
tions on/off can be stored on a programmable
memory button, refer to page 21, for quick ac‐
cess.
Map view
Selecting the map view
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
At a glance
5. Select the gas station.
6.
Select the symbol.
7. "Start guidance": destination guidance to
the selected gas station is started.
"Add as another destination": the gas sta‐
tion is added to the route.
Switching spoken instructions on/off
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Voice instructions"
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Function bar
2
Route section with traffic obstruction
3
Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
4
Planned route
5
Current location
6
Upper status field
7
Lower status field
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Lines in the map
Symbol
Streets and routes are displayed in different col‐
ors and styles depending on their classification.
Dashed lines represent railways and ferry con‐
nections. Country borders are indicated by thin
lines.
Navigation
Function
Search for a special destination.
Display traffic bulletins.
Interactive map.
Set the map view.
Traffic obstructions
Change the scale.
Small triangles along the planned route indicate
route sections with traffic obstructions, depend‐
ing on the map scale. The direction of the trian‐
gles indicates the direction of the obstruction.
To change to the function bar, move the con‐
troller to the left.
The traffic signs indicate the significance of the
obstruction.
Changing the map section
▷ Red traffic sign: the obstruction affects the
planned route or direction.
▷ Gray traffic sign: the obstruction does not
affect the planned route or direction.
"Interactive map"
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in the
required direction.
Traffic bulletins, refer to page 180.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the con‐
troller in the required direction and turn it.
Planned route
Changing the scale
After destination guidance is started, the plan‐
ned route is displayed on the map.
1.
Status fields
Automatically scaled map scale
Show/hide: press the controller.
In the map view facing north, turn the controller
in any direction until the AUTO scale is dis‐
played. The map shows the entire route be‐
tween the current location and the destination.
▷ Upper status field: time, telephone, and en‐
tertainment details.
▷ Lower status field: symbol for active desti‐
nation guidance, status of traffic bulletins,
time of arrival, and distance to destination.
Function bar
The following functions are available in the func‐
tion bar:
Symbol
Select the symbol.
2. To change the scale: turn the controller.
Settings for the map view
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
Function
3. "Options" Open.
Start/end destination guidance.
4. "Settings"
Switch spoken instructions on/
off.
Change the route criteria.
Set the map view.
▷ "Day/night mode"
Select and create the necessary settings
depending on the light conditions.
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"Traffic conditions/gray map" active: the
setting is disregarded.
At a glance
▷ "Satellite images"
Depending on availability and resolution,
satellite images are displayed in a scale of
approx. 1 mile to 600 miles/2 km to
1,000 km.
▷ "Perspective view in 3D"
Prominent areas that are contained in the
navigation data are displayed on the map in
3D.
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
The map is optimized for displaying traffic
bulletins, refer to page 180. Symbols for the
special destinations are no longer displayed.
Map view for split screen
The map view can be selected for the split
screen independently from the main screen.
1. "Options" Open.
2. "Split screen"
3. Move the controller to the right repeatedly
until the split screen is selected.
4. Select "Split screen content" or the scale.
5. Select the map view.
▷ "Arrow display"
▷ "Map facing north"
▷ "Map direction of travel"
▷ "Map view with perspective"
▷ "Position"
▷ "Exit ramp view": selected blind drive‐
ways are displayed three dimensionally.
Setting in some cases will affect the dis‐
play in the Head-Up Display.
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
6. To change the scale: select the split screen
and turn the controller.
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Traffic bulletins
General information
▷ Display the traffic bulletins from radio sta‐
tions that broadcast the TI Traffic Informa‐
tion of a traffic information service. Informa‐
tion on traffic obstructions and hazards is
updated continuously.
Certain BMW models equipped with navi‐
gation have the capability to display realtime traffic information. If your system has
this capability the following additional terms
and conditions apply:
An End-User shall no longer have the right
to use the Traffic Data in the event that the
End-User is in material breach of the terms
and conditions contained herein.
A. Total Traffic Network, a division of Clear
Channel Broadcasting, Inc. (“Total Traffic
Network”) holds the rights to the traffic in‐
cident data and RDS-TMC network through
which it is delivered. You may not modify,
copy, scan or use any other method to re‐
produce, duplicate, republish, transmit or
distribute in any way any portion of traffic in‐
cident data. You agree to indemnify, defend
and hold harmless BMW of North America,
LLC. (“BMW NA”) and Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc (and their affiliates) against
any and all claims, damages, costs or other
expenses that arise directly or indirectly out
of (a) your unauthorized use of the traffic in‐
cident data or the RDS-TMC network, (b)
your violation of this directive and/or (c) any
unauthorized or unlawful activities by you in
connection herewith.
B. Total Traffic Network traffic data is infor‐
mational only. User assumes all risk of use.
Total Traffic Network, BMW NA, and their
suppliers make no representations about
content, traffic and road conditions, route
usability, or speed.
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C. The licensed material is provided to li‐
censee “as is,” and “where is”. Total Traffic
Network, including, but not limited to, any
and all third party providers of any of the li‐
censed material, expressly disclaims, to the
fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties
or representations with respect to the li‐
censed material (including, without limita‐
tion, that the licensed material will be errorfree, will operate without interruption or that
the traffic data will be accurate), express, im‐
plied or statutory, including, without limita‐
tion, the implied warranties of merchanta‐
bility, non-infringement fitness for a
particular purpose, or those arising from a
course of dealing or usage of trade.
D. Neither Total Traffic Network, Inrix, Inc. or
BMW NA will be liable to you for any indirect,
special, consequential, exemplary, or inci‐
dental damages (including, without limita‐
tion, lost revenues, anticipated revenues, or
profits relating to the same) arising from any
claim relating directly or indirectly to use of
the traffic data, and even if Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc., or BMW NA are aware of the
possibility of such damages. These limita‐
tions apply to all claims, including, without
limitation, claims in contract and tort (such
as negligence, product liability and strict li‐
ability). Some states do not allow the exclu‐
sion or limitation of incidental or consequen‐
tial damages, so those particular limitations
may not apply to you.
▷ The traffic bulletins are indicated on the map
by symbols.
▷ The traffic bulletins for the surrounding area
are stored in a list.
The symbol in the function bar of the map
view turns red if there are traffic bulletins
that affect the calculated route.
Switching the reception on/off
1. "Navigation"
2. "Options" Open.
Navigation
3. "Receive Traffic Info"
Opening the traffic bulletins
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Traffic Info"
First the traffic bulletins for the calculated
route are displayed. The traffic bulletins are
sorted by their distance from the current po‐
sition of the vehicle.
4. Select a traffic bulletin.
"More information": display additional
information.
5. Scroll to the next or previous traffic bulletin
if required.
Traffic bulletins on the map
General information
"Traffic conditions/gray map" Active: indication
on the control display is switched to shades of
gray. This enables a better view of the traffic
bulletins. Day/night mode is not taken into ac‐
count in this setting. Symbols and special des‐
tinations are not displayed.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Settings"
5. "Traffic conditions/gray map"
Symbols in the map view
Depending on the scale of the map and the lo‐
cation of the traffic obstruction along the route,
the symbols for the traffic obstructions are dis‐
played.
Additional information in the map view
Depending on the map scale, a traffic obstruc‐
tion's length, direction, and impact are displayed
in the map using triangles or gray bars along the
calculated route.
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▷ Red: congestion.
▷ Orange: stop-and-go traffic.
▷ Yellow: heavy traffic.
destination guidance. In the dynamic destina‐
tion guidance, they are automatically accepted
in the route guidance.
▷ Green: clear roads.
Semi-dynamic destination guidance
▷ Gray: general traffic bulletins, e.g., construc‐
tion site.
When traffic bulletin reception is switched on,
semi-dynamic destination guidance is active.
The displayed information depends on the par‐
ticular traffic information service.
You can set which traffic bulletins appear on the
map.
The destination guidance system takes the
available traffic information into account. A mes‐
sage is displayed depending on the route, the
traffic bulletins, and the possible detour routes.
When there is a traffic obstruction, if possible, a
detour is offered.
1. "Navigation"
The top part of the message displays:
Filtering traffic bulletins
2. "Map"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Traffic Info categories"
5. Select the desired categories.
▷ The symbol of the first traffic obstruction,
including the distance at which the traffic
obstruction first occurs, if applicable.
▷ The overall length of the traffic obstructions
on the route.
▷ The extended driving time due to the traffic
obstructions.
The bottom part of the message displays:
▷ The recommended detour with the distance
remaining until the detour starts.
▷ The difference in the route length compared
to the original route.
Traffic bulletins of the selected category are dis‐
played on the map.
▷ Traffic bulletins that are relevant to the route
are always shown.
▷ For your own safety, traffic bulletins that no‐
tify you of potentially dangerous situations,
such as wrong-way drivers, cannot be hid‐
den.
Destination guidance with traffic
bulletins
▷ Time gained using the detour compared to
the original route with the traffic obstruc‐
tions.
With the Professional navigation system: in ad‐
dition to displaying the original route in white,
the split screen also displays the detour.
Accepting the detour
"Detour"
In the event of special hazards, e. g., objects on
the road, a message is displayed without a de‐
tour suggestion.
General information
Detour suggestions from the navigation system
can be manually accepted in the semi-dynamic
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Detours can also be accepted if the traffic mes‐
sages are called up in the list.
Current navigation data and the authorization
code are available from your service center.
1. "Navigation"
▷ Depending on the data volume, a data up‐
date may take several hours.
2. "Map"
3.
"Traffic Info"
4. "Detour information"
5.
"Detour"
▷ Update during the trip to preserve battery.
▷ During the update, only the basic functions
of the navigation system are available.
▷ The status of the update can be viewed.
Dynamic destination guidance
▷ The system restarts after the update.
The route is automatically changed in the event
of traffic obstructions.
▷ Remove the data carrier with the navigation
data after the update.
▷ The system does not point out traffic ob‐
structions along the original route.
Performing an update
▷ Traffic bulletins continue to be displayed on
the map.
▷ Depending on road type and the kind and
extent of the traffic obstruction, the calcu‐
lated route may lead through the traffic ob‐
struction.
▷ Dangerous situations are displayed regard‐
less of the setting.
1. Insert the navigation DVD into the DVD
player with the labeled side facing up.
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
3. Enter the navigation DVD authorization
code.
4. Change the DVD, if necessary.
After interrupting your trip, follow the instruc‐
tions on the Control Display.
Activating dynamic destination guidance
Viewing the status
1. "Navigation"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Dynamic guidance"
Navigation data
Information on the navigation data
1. "Navigation"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Navigation system version": information on
the data version is displayed.
Updating the navigation data
General information
Navigation data are stored in the vehicle and can
be updated.
1.
Press the button.
2. "Navigation update"
What to do if...
▷ The current transmission position cannot be
displayed?
The vehicle is located in an unrecognized
region, is in a poor reception area, or the
system is currently determining the posi‐
tion. Reception is usually best when you
have an unobstructed view of the sky.
▷ The destination without street information is
not used for route guidance?
When city has been input, no downtown can
be determined.
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Input any street in the selected city and start
destination guidance.
▷ The destination is not used for route guid‐
ance?
The destination data is not contained in the
navigation data. Select a destination that is
as close as possible to the original.
▷ Letters for destination input cannot be se‐
lected?
The stored data do not contain the data of
the destination.
Select a goal that is as close as possible to
the original.
▷ Is the map displayed in shades of gray?
"Traffic conditions/gray map" Active: indi‐
cation on the control display is switched to
shades of gray. This enables a better view of
the traffic bulletins.
▷ Spoken instructions are no longer output
during route guidance in front of intersec‐
tions?
The area has not yet been fully recorded, or
you have left the recommended route and
the system requires a few seconds to cal‐
culate a new route suggestion.
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The chapter helps assure your enjoyment when
receiving radio and television stations and playing
CDs, DVDs and tracks from the music collection.
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Tone
Tone
Vehicle equipment
3. Select the desired tone settings.
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
4. To adjust: turn the controller.
The sound settings are stored for the remote
control currently in use.
5. To store: press the controller.
Treble, bass, balance, and
fader
▷ "Treble": treble adjustment.
▷ "Bass": depth adjustment.
▷ "Balance": left/right volume distribution.
▷ "Fader": front/rear volume distribution.
Equalizer
Setting for individual audio frequency ranges.
Adjusting the equalizer
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Equalizer"
4. Select the desired setting.
Setting treble, bass, balance, and fader
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
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Multi-channel playback,
surround
Choose between stereo and multi-channel play‐
back, surround.
Setting multi-channel playback,
surround
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
Entertainment
The following volumes are only stored for the
respective paired telephone: "Microphone",
"Loudspeak.".
Adjusting the volume
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Volume settings"
4. Select the desired volume setting.
3. "L7 Surround"
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
When surround is activated, multi-channel play‐
back is simulated when a stereo audio track is
played.
LOGIC7 and LOGIC7 logo are registered trade‐
marks of Lexicon, Inc., a Harman International
Group company.
6. To store: press the controller.
Resetting the tone settings
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Reset"
Volume
▷ "Speed volume": speed-dependent volume
control.
▷ "PDC": volume of the PDC signal compared
to the entertainment sound output.
▷ "Gong": volume of the signal, e. g., the safety
belt reminder, compared to the entertain‐
ment sound output.
▷ "Microphone": volume of the microphone
during a phone call.
▷ "Loudspeak.": volume of the loudspeakers
during a phone call.
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Radio
Radio
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
AM/FM station
Selecting a station
1. "Radio"
Controls
2. "FM" or "AM"
3. Select the desired station.
1
Change entertainment sources
2
Volume, on/off
3
Programmable memory buttons or radio
station buttons
4
Change station/track
5
Eject CD/DVD
6
CD/DVD drive
7
Change wave band
All saved stations are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
Changing the station
Press the button.
Storing a station
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
Sound output
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
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3. Highlight the desired station.
Entertainment
3. Select the desired station.
4. "Options" Open.
5. "Rename to:"
If necessary, wait until the desired name ap‐
pears.
The selected station name is copied to the list
of current stations and stored stations.
RDS
4. Press the controller for an extended period.
5. Select the desired memory location.
RDS broadcasts additional information, such as
the station name, in the FM wave band.
The stations are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Switching the RDS on/off
With navigation system: the stations can also be
stored on the programmable memory buttons,
refer to page 21.
2. "FM"
1. "Radio"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "RDS"
Selecting a station manually
Station selection via the frequency.
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
3. "Manual"
4. To select the frequency: turn the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
HD Radio™ reception
Many stations broadcast both analog and digital
signals.
License conditions
To store the station: press the controller for an
extended period.
Renaming a station
A station with changing station names can be
renamed.
HD Radio™ technology manufactured under li‐
cense from iBiquity Digital Corp. U. S. and For‐
eign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD
Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiq‐
uity Digital Corp.
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
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Radio
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
Satellite radio
1. "Radio"
General information
2. "FM" or "AM"
The channels are offered in predefined pack‐
ages. The packages must be enabled by tele‐
phone.
3. "Options" Open.
4. "HD Radio Reception"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
This symbol is displayed in the status line
when the audio signal is digital.
Navigation bar overview
Symbol
Function
Change the list view.
When setting a station with a digital signal, it may
take a few seconds before the station plays in
HD quality.
Select the category.
Direct channel entry
In areas in which the station is not continuously
received in digital mode, the playback switches
between analog and digital reception. In this
case, switch off digital radio reception.
Timeshift
Open the My Favorites category/
open a favorite.
Displaying additional information
Manage the favorites.
Some stations broadcast additional information
on the current track, such as the name of the ar‐
tist.
Traffic Jump
1. Select the desired station.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Station info"
With navigation system: the functions of the
navigation bar symbols can also be stored on the
programmable memory buttons, refer to
page 21.
They are stored.
Selecting a substation
This symbol indicates that a main station also
broadcasts additional substations. The station
name of the main station ends in HD1. Station
names of the substations end in HD2, HD3, etc.
1. Select the desired station.
2. Press the controller.
Managing a subscription
To be able to enable or unsubscribe from the
channels, you must have reception. It is usually
at its best when you have an unobstructed view
of the sky. The channel name is displayed in the
status line.
3. Select the substation.
Enabling channels
When reception is poor, the substation is muted.
The Unsubscribed Channels category contains
all disabled channels.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
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"Category"
Entertainment
4. "Manage subscription"
4. Select the Unsubscribed Channels cate‐
gory.
5. The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
5. Select the desired channel.
6. Call Sirius to unsubscribe from the chan‐
nels.
The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
6. Call the phone number to have the channel
enabled.
Selecting channels
You can only listen to enabled channels.
The selected channel is stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Via iDrive
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Select "All channels" or the desired cate‐
gory.
You can unsubscribe from the channels again
via this phone number.
4. Select the desired channel.
Unsubscribing from channels
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. "Options" Open.
Via the buttons on the center console
Press the button.
The next channel is selected.
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Radio
Via direct channel entry
Symbol
1. "Radio"
Channel name
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
Meaning
Artist
"Set channel"
Track
4. Turn the controller until the desired channel
is reached and press the controller.
Selecting a category
Storing a channel
1. "Radio"
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
6. Press the controller again to confirm the
highlighted channel.
3.
"Category"
4. Select the desired category.
Timeshift
Approx. one hour of the program being broad‐
cast on the channel currently being listened to
is stored in a buffer. Prerequisite: the signal must
be available.
The stored audio track can be played with a de‐
lay following the live broadcast. When the buffer
is full, the older tracks are overwritten. The buf‐
fer is cleared when a new channel is selected.
Opening the timeshift function
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
7. Select the desired memory location.
3.
"Replay - Time shift"
The channels are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
With navigation system: the stations can also be
stored on the programmable memory buttons,
refer to page 21.
Changing the list view
The list view changes every time the first symbol
on the navigation bar is pressed.
Information on the channel is displayed.
▷ The red arrow shows the current playback
position.
▷ The time difference to the live broadcast is
displayed next to the buffer bar.
For live transmissions: "live".
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Timeshift menu
Entertainment
Storing the artist, track, or game
Symbol Function
Go to the live broadcast
Playback/pause
Next track
It is only possible to store favorites that are cur‐
rently being broadcast. The channel information
must be available.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
Previous track
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
Fast forward
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
Reverse
6. Select the artist, track, or game.
Automatic timeshift deactivated/ac‐
tivated
Automatic timeshift
When the function is activated, audio playback
is stopped automatically in the event of:
▷ Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
▷ Activation of the voice activation system.
▷ Muting.
Storing the league or team
Leagues or teams can be added to the favorites
from a selection list.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Manage favorites"
4. "Add sports information"
The audio playback then continues with a time
delay.
To activate:
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Replay - Time shift"
4.
"Automatic time shift"
To deactivate:
"Automatic time shift".
Storing favorites
Up to 30 favorites can be stored in the favorites
list. Available favorites are artist, track, game,
league, and team.
5. Select the league.
6. Select "Add all teams" or the desired team.
Opening the favorites
If an activated favorite is played back, the fol‐
lowing message appears for approx. 20 sec‐
onds: "Favorite alert!".
"Favorites"
Select the symbol while the message is shown.
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4. "Set jump"
5. Select the desired region.
The region is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Activating/deactivating the jump
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
The displayed favorite is played.
3.
If there is no message, the system changes to
the My Favorites category. All favorites currently
being broadcast can be selected from a list.
Information for the selected region is broadcast
as soon as it is available.
Managing the favorites
Canceling the Traffic Jump: "Cancel".
Activating/deactivating the favorites
A new panel opens.
Symbol Meaning
Information will be broadcast shortly.
Favorites can be activated and deactivated
globally and individually.
Information is currently being broad‐
cast.
1. "Satellite radio"
2.
"Manage favorites"
3. Select "Activate alert" or the desired favor‐
ites.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Deleting favorites
1. "Satellite radio"
2.
"Manage favorites"
3. Highlight the desired favorite.
4. "Options" Open.
5. "Delete entry"
Traffic Jump
Traffic and weather information for a selected
region is broadcast every few minutes.
Selecting a region
"Jump to:"
Select one of the symbols to deactivate Traffic
Jump.
Automatic update
About twice a year, Sirius performs an update of
the channel names and positions. The update
takes place automatically and may take several
minutes.
Notes
▷ Reception may not be available in some sit‐
uations, such as under certain environmen‐
tal or topographic conditions. The satellite
radio has no influence on this.
▷ The signal may not be available in tunnels or
underground garages; next to tall buildings;
or near trees, mountains or other powerful
sources of radio interference.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. "Options" Open.
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General information
Entertainment
Deleting a station
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
It is possible to store up to 40 stations.
3. Select the desired station.
Calling up a station
4. "Options" Open.
1. "Radio"
5. "Delete entry"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
Storing a station
The station currently selected is stored.
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. "Store station"
4. Select the desired memory location.
The list of stored stations is stored for the re‐
mote control currently in use.
With navigation system and telephone: The sta‐
tions can also be stored on the programmable
memory buttons, refer to page 21.
Without navigation system and
telephone: On radio station buttons
1. Select the desired station.
2.
Press the desired button for more
than 2 seconds.
In order to call up a stored station, briefly press
corresponding button.
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CD/multimedia
CD/multimedia
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
CD/DVD
Playback
Loading the CD/DVD player
Controls
Insert the CD/DVD with the printed side up.
Playback begins automatically.
Reading can take a few minutes with com‐
pressed audio files.
Starting playback
A CD/DVD is located in the CD/DVD player or
DVD changer.
1
Change entertainment sources
2
Volume, on/off
3
Programmable memory buttons or radio
station buttons
4
Change station/track
5
Eject CD/DVD
6
CD/DVD drive
7
Change wave band
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired CD or DVD.
Sound output
Symbol
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
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Meaning
CD/DVD player
...
DVD changer
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Playable formats
▷ DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVDRW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD
audio (video part only), DVD video.
Entertainment
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
▷ CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, VCD,
SVCD.
▷ Compressed audio files: MP3, WMA, AAC,
M4A.
CD/DVD removal
1.
Press the button.
2. Select the desired track to begin playback.
The CD/DVD is partially ejected.
2. Remove the CD/DVD.
Audio playback
Selecting the track using the button
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired track is played.
Selecting a track via iDrive
Displaying information on the track
Audio CDs
Select the desired track to begin playback.
If information about a track has been stored, it is
displayed automatically:
▷ Interpret.
CDs/DVDs with compressed audio files
▷ Album track.
Depending on the data, some letters and num‐
bers of the CD/DVD may not be displayed cor‐
rectly.
▷ File name of track.
1. Select the directory if necessary.
▷ Number of tracks on the CD/DVD.
Random playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
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CD/multimedia
3. Select the desired CD or DVD.
Playback
4. "Options" Open.
The video image is displayed on the front Con‐
trol Display up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/
h; in some countries, it is only displayed if the
parking brake is set or if the automatic trans‐
mission is in position P.
5. "Random"
DVD video
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select a DVD with video content.
"DVD menu"
4.
All tracks of the CD/DVD are played back in ran‐
dom order.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
Automatic repeat
The selected CDs or DVDs are repeated auto‐
matically.
Video playback
VCD/SVCD
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
Country codes
Only DVDs with the code of the home region can
be played back; also refer to the information on
the DVD.
3. Select a CD with video content.
4.
"Select track"
5. Select the desired track.
Code Region
Video menu
1
USA, Canada
2
Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Af‐
rica
To open the video menu: turn the controller dur‐
ing playback.
3
Southeast Asia
4
Australia, Central and South America,
New Zealand
Open the DVD menu.
5
Northwest Asia, North Africa
Pause
6
China
Stop
0
All regions
Next chapter
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Press the controller when "Back" is displayed.
Symbol
Function
Start playback.
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Symbol
Function
Entertainment
3. "Audio/language"
Previous chapter
Fast forward
Reverse
In fast forward/reverse: the speed increases ev‐
ery time the controller is pressed. To stop, start
playback.
4. Select the desired language.
DVD menu
1. If necessary, turn the controller to open the
video menu.
2.
"DVD menu"
The DVD menu is displayed. The display de‐
pends on the contents of the DVD.
3. To select menu items: move the controller
and press it.
To change to the video menu: turn the controller
and press it.
Selecting the subtitles
The subtitles that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Subtitles"
4. Select the desired language or "Do not
display subtitles".
DVD/VCD settings
For some DVDs, settings can only be made via
the DVD menu; refer also to the information on
the DVD.
Selecting the language
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
Setting the brightness, contrast and color
2. Open "Options".
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Display settings"
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CD/multimedia
4. "Brightness", "Contrast" or "Color"
Selecting the camera angle
The availability of a different camera angle de‐
pends on the DVD and the current DVD track.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Additional options"
4. "Viewing angle"
5. Select the desired camera angle.
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Selecting the zoom
Opening the main menu, back
These functions are not contained on every
DVD. Therefore, they may not be available for
use.
Display the video image on the entire screen.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
DVD changer
In the cargo area
3. "Additional options"
4. "Zoom mode"
The DVD changer is stored behind the left side
trim in the cargo area.
Selecting a track
Controls and displays
DVD video:
1. Turn the controller when the DVD menu is
displayed.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Additional options"
4. "Select title"
5. Select the desired track.
VCD/SVCD:
"Select track"
1.
2. Select the desired track.
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1
Empty DVD compartments
2
LED on DVD slot
3
Buttons for DVD compartments
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4
DVD slot
5
Fill DVD compartments
Filling the DVD compartments
individually
1.
Press the button.
The LED on the first empty compartment
flashes.
2. Select another compartment if necessary.
Entertainment
After they are inserted, it may take several mi‐
nutes for the CDs/DVDs to be read in.
Removing a single CD/DVD
1.
Press the button.
2. Select the DVD compartment.
The CD/DVD is partially ejected.
3. Remove the CD/DVD.
Removing all CDs/DVDs
3. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to flash.
4. Insert a single CD or DVD in the middle.
The CD/DVD is drawn in automatically and
placed into the selected compartment.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the DVD changer could be damaged.
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
Filling all empty DVD compartments
1.
Hold the button down.
The LEDs on the empty CD compartments
flash.
2. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to begin
flashing and then insert each CD or DVD into
the center of the slot.
The CDs/DVDs are drawn in automatically
and placed into the vacant compartments.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the DVD changer could be damaged.
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
1.
Hold the button down.
2. Remove the CDs/DVDs.
Malfunctions
If the LEDs on the DVD slot and on the com‐
partments are flashing rapidly, a malfunction has
occurred.
To eliminate the malfunction:
1. Press one of the following buttons:
▷
▷
The CD/DVD last inserted is ejected.
2. Remove the CD/DVD.
The DVD changer is functional again after the
LEDs stop flashing rapidly.
Audio playback
The audio track of a DVD can be played back
even if video playback is not possible in the ve‐
hicle.
Only the main film without the previews or extras
can be played back.
Starting playback
A DVD is located in the DVD changer.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
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3. Select the desired DVD.
Selecting a chapter using the button
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired chapter is played.
Selecting a chapter using iDrive
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
4. Select the desired chapter.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
Selecting the language
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Audio/language"
6. Select the desired language.
Notes
CD/DVD player and changer
Do not remove the cover
BMW CD/DVD players and changers are
officially designated Class 1 laser products. Do
not operate if the cover is damaged; otherwise,
severe eye damage may occur.◀
CDs and DVDs
Use of CDs/DVDs
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▷ Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs
with labels applied, as these can be‐
come detached during playback due
to heat buildup and can cause irrepar‐
able damage to the device.
▷ Only use round CDs/DVDs with a standard
diameter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play
CDs/DVDs with an adapter, e.g., single CDs;
otherwise, the CDs or the adapter may jam
and no longer eject.
▷ Do not use combined CDs/DVDs, e.g., DVD
Plus, as the CDs/DVDs can jam and will no
longer eject.◀
General malfunctions
▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been
optimized for performance in vehicles. In
some instances they may be more sensitive
to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary devices
would be.
▷ If a CD/DVD cannot be played, first check
whether it has been inserted correctly.
Humidity
High levels of humidity can lead to condensation
on the CD/DVD or the laser's scan lens, and
temporarily prevent playback.
Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes:
Home-recorded CDs/DVDs
▷ Possible reasons for malfunctions with
home-recorded CDs/DVDs are inconsistent
data creation or recording processes, or
poor quality or old age of the blank CD/DVD.
▷ Only label CDs/DVDs on the upper side with
a pen intended for this purpose.
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Damage
▷ Avoid fingerprints, dust, scratches and
moisture.
▷ Store CDs/DVDs in a sleeve.
▷ Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures
over 122 ℉/50 ℃, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
CDs/DVDs are often provided with a copy pro‐
tection feature by the manufacturer. This can
mean that some CDs/DVDs cannot be played or
can only be played to a limited extent.
MACROVISION
This product contains copyrighted technology
that is based on multiple registered US patents
and the intellectual property of the Macrovision
Corporation and other manufacturers. The use
of this copy protection must be approved by
Macrovision. Media protected by this product unless otherwise agreed with Macrovision - may
only be used for private purposes. Copying of
this technology is prohibited.
DTS Digital Surround™
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent Numbers: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 &
and other patents granted and registered in the
USA and worldwide. DTS and the logo are reg‐
istered trademarks & DTS Digital Surround and
the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS Inc. ©
DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
Entertainment
▷ Audio CD: tracks are converted into a com‐
pressed audio format. If available, informa‐
tion on the album, such as the artist, is
stored as well.
▷ CD/DVD or USB device with compressed
audio files: the entire content of the CD/DVD
or the USB device is stored in the vehicle as
an album. The WMA, MP3, M4A, and AAC
formats are stored. Individual tracks and di‐
rectories can be deleted later, Deleting a
track and directory, refer to page 209.
Tracks with DRM copy protection can be
stored but cannot be played back.
Backing up music data
Regularly back up the music data; other‐
wise, it could be lost if there is a fault on the hard
disk.◀
Music recognition technology and re‐
lated data are provided by Gracenote®.
Gracenote is the industry standard in music rec‐
ognition technology and related content deliv‐
ery. For more information, please visit
www.gracenote.com.
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2009 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2009 Gracenote.
This product and service may practice one or
more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593, and other patents issued or pend‐
ing. Some services supplied under license from
Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523.
Storing from a CD/DVD
Music collection
1. Insert a CD or DVD into the CD/DVD player.
Storing music
3. "CD/DVD"
2. "CD/Multimedia"
General information
Music tracks from CDs/DVDs and USB devices
can be stored in the music collection on a hard
disc in the vehicle and played from there.
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4.
CD/multimedia
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
5. "Store in vehicle"
Continuing the storage process
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3.
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
4. "Continue storing"
Storage of the CD/DVD continues at the begin‐
ning of the track at which storage was inter‐
rupted.
Album information
The music collection is displayed and the first
track of the CD/DVD is played back. During the
storage process, the tracks are played in se‐
quence.
Observe the following during the storage proc‐
ess:
During storage, information such as the name of
the artist is stored with the track, if this informa‐
tion is available in the vehicle database or on the
CD.
To update the database, contact your service
center.
Do not switch to the CD/DVD player and do not
remove the CD/DVD from the CD/DVD player as
this will interrupt the storage process. You can
switch to the other audio sources without inter‐
rupting the storage process. Tracks from the
current CD/DVD that have already been stored
can be called up.
Storing from a USB device
Interrupting storage
▷ Unsuitable devices: USB hard drives, USB
hubs, USB memory card readers with mul‐
tiple inserts, Apple iPod/iPhone. Music from
the Apple iPod/iPhone can be played via the
AUX-IN port in the center armrest.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. "Storing..."
To store music, a suitable device must be con‐
nected to the USB interface in the glove com‐
partment.
▷ Suitable devices: USB mass storage devi‐
ces, such as USB flash drives or MP3 players
with a USB interface.
▷ File systems: popular file systems for USB
devices are supported. FAT 32 is the rec‐
ommended format.
1. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment, refer to
page 149.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "Music collection"
4. "Options" Open.
4. "Cancel storing"
The storage process is interrupted and can be
continued at any time.
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6. "Import music (USB)"
Entertainment
▷ Select "A-Z search", refer to page 22,
and input the desired entry.
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
6. Select other categories if you wish.
The tracks found are listed in alphabetical
order.
Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, to search for all tracks by a certain
artist, call up that artist only. All of the tracks
by that artist are then displayed.
7. "Start play"
The list of tracks is repeated automatically.
Playing music
Music search
Restarting the music search
All tracks for which additional information has
been stored can be accessed by the music
search. Tracks without additional information
can be called up via the corresponding album,
refer to page 208.
"New search"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Current playback
The list of tracks that was generated last by the
music search, or the album that was selected
last.
2. "Music collection"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "Music search"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Current playback"
4. Select the desired category.
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
Top 50
The 50 most frequently played tracks.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Top 50"
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
5. Select the desired entry:
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Albums
3. Open "Options".
All stored albums, listed in order of their storage
dates.
4. "Random"
Symbol
Format
Audio CD
Compressed audio files
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Select the desired album.
Depending on the album, the tracks or the
subdirectories of the album are displayed.
The first track is played automatically, if pos‐
sible.
Managing music
Albums
Renaming an album
The name of the album, if available, is automat‐
ically entered when the album is stored. If the
name is not available, it can be changed later if
desired.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Highlight the desired album.
4. Change directories if needed to select
tracks.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Rename album"
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
Random playback
All tracks of the selection are played back in ran‐
dom order.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
6. Select the letters individually.
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Deleting an album
An album cannot be deleted while a track from
that album is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Entertainment
Therefore, it is best to perform the backup dur‐
ing a long trip.
1. Starting the engine.
2. "Music collection"
2. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment.
3. Highlight the desired album.
3. "CD/Multimedia"
4. Open "Options".
4. "Music collection"
5. "Delete album"
5. Open "Options".
6. "Music data import/export"
Deleting a track and directory
A track cannot be deleted while it is being
played.
A directory cannot be deleted while a track from
that directory is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Highlight the directory or track.
4. Open "Options".
7. "Backup music on USB"
5. "Delete folder" or "Delete track"
Free memory capacity
Display the free memory capacity in the music
collection.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Free memory"
Storing the music collection in the vehicle
Music collection
Backing up the music collection
The entire music collection can be stored on a
USB device. Make sure there is enough free
memory capacity on the USB device.
Depending on the number of tracks, backing up
the music collection may take several hours.
When storing from the USB device, the existing
music collection in the vehicle is replaced.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Music data import/export"
5. "Restore music from USB"
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CD/multimedia
Deleting the music collection
Playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
1. Connect the audio device, switch it on and
select a track on the audio device.
3. Open "Options".
2. "CD/Multimedia"
4. "Delete music collection"
3. If necessary. "External devices".
4.
"AUX front"
External devices
The sound is played back on the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
At a glance
Volume
Symbol
Meaning
AUX-IN port
USB audio interface
Mobile phone audio interface
Bluetooth audio
The volume of the sound output is dependent
on the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
edly from the volume of the other audio sources,
it is advisable to adjust the volumes.
Adjusting the volume
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. If necessary. "External devices".
3.
AUX-IN port
"AUX front"
4. "Volume"
At a glance
▷ For connecting audio devices, e.g., MP3
player. The sound is output on the vehicle
loudspeakers.
▷ Recommendation: use medium tone and
volume settings on the audio device. The
tone depends on the quality of the audio
files.
Connecting
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
USB audio interface/mobile phone
audio interface
At a glance
It is possible to connect external audio devices.
Operation can be performed via iDrive. The
sound is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
The AUX-IN port is located in the center armrest.
Connect the headphones or line-out connector
of the device to the jack plug.
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Connectors for external devices
▷ Connection via USB audio interface: Apple
iPod/iPhone, USB devices, e.g., MP3 play‐
ers, USB flash drives, or mobile phones that
are supported by the USB audio interface.
▷ Connection via snap-in adapter when equip‐
ped with extended connectivity of the music
player in the mobile phone: Apple iPhone or
mobile phones.
Playback is only possible when there is no
audio device attached to the AUX-IN port.
Due to the large number of different audio devi‐
ces available on the market, it cannot be ensured
that every audio device/mobile phone is opera‐
ble on the vehicle.
Ask your service center about suitable audio de‐
vices/mobile phones.
Entertainment
USB audio interface is located in the center arm‐
rest.
To connect the device, use the special cable
adapter for the Apple iPod/iPhone, available
from your service center, or a flexible adapter
cable.
Connect the Apple iPod/iPhone
with the AUX-IN port and USB in‐
terface using the special cable
adapter or with the USB interface
using the flexible adapter cable.
The Apple iPod/iPhone menu structure is sup‐
ported by the USB audio interface.
Connection of a USB device via the
USB audio interface
Audio files
Standard audio files can be played back:
▷ MP3.
▷ WMA.
▷ WAV (PCM).
▷ AAC, M4A.
▷ Playback lists: M3U, WPL, PLS.
File systems
Popular file systems for USB devices are sup‐
ported. FAT 32 is the recommended format.
Connection of Apple iPod/iPhone via
USB audio interface
USB audio interface is located in the center arm‐
rest.
Connect using a flexible adapter cable to protect
the USB audio interface and the USB device
against physical damage.
Connect the USB device to the
USB interface.
After connecting for the first time
Information on all music tracks, e.g. artist or type
of music, as well as playback lists are transmit‐
ted into the vehicle. This may take some time,
depending on the USB device and the number
of tracks.
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CD/multimedia
During transmission, the tracks can be called up
via the file directory.
Starting the track search
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
Number of tracks
Information from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 16,000 or 36,000 tracks can be stored
in the vehicle. If a fifth device is connected or if
more than 16,000 or 36,000 tracks are stored,
information on existing tracks may be deleted.
3. Select the
4.
All entries are displayed in a list.
▷ Open "A-Z search" and input the de‐
sired entry. When a letter is entered, the
results are filtered using this letter as the
first letter. If multiple letters are entered,
all results that contain that sequence are
displayed.
Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Man‐
agement (DRM) cannot be played.
Playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
2. "External devices"
or
symbol.
5. Select the desired category, e.g., "Genre" or
"Artist".
Copy protection
3. Select the
or
"Search"
symbol.
6. Select other categories if you wish.
Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, if all of the tracks by a certain artist
are to be displayed, call up that artist only.
All of the tracks by that artist are then dis‐
played.
The playback starts with the first track.
On the split screen, the CD cover for the music
track might be displayed after a few seconds.
Track search
7. "Start play"
Selection is possible via:
▷ Playback lists.
▷ Information: type of music, artist, and, if
available, composer, album, track.
▷ In addition, for USB devices: file directory
and, if available, composer.
Tracks are displayed if they have been saved in
the Latin alphabet.
Restarting a track search
"New search"
Playback lists
Calling up playback lists.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
4.
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or
symbol.
"Playlists"
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Current playback
List of tracks currently being played.
2. "External devices"
4.
or
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
6. Select the desired video file to begin play‐
back.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Select the
Entertainment
symbol.
"Current playback"
Video menu
Symbol Function
Random playback
Next video file
The current list of tracks is played back in ran‐
dom order.
Previous video file
Double-click on an icon to play back
previous video file.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. "Options" Open.
Notes
4. "Random"
Do not expose the audio device to extreme en‐
vironmental conditions, such as very high tem‐
peratures; refer to the audio device operating
instructions.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
Video playback
Depending on the configuration of the audio
files, e.g., bit rates greater than 256 kbit/s, the
files may not play back correctly in each case.
At a glance
Information on connection
Video playback via snap-in adapter is possible.
Operation can be performed via iDrive. The
sound is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
▷ The connected audio device is supplied with
a max. power of 500 mA if supported by the
device. Therefore, do not additionally con‐
nect the device to a socket in the vehicle;
otherwise, playback may be compromised.
Playback
The video image is displayed on the front Con‐
trol Display up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/
h; in some countries, it is only displayed if the
parking brake is set or if the automatic trans‐
mission is in position P.
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
▷ Do not use the USB audio interface to re‐
charge external devices.
2. "External devices"
3.
Select the symbol.
4.
"Video"
5. Select the directory if necessary.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB audio interface.
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
Bluetooth audio
At a glance
▷ Music files on external devices such as audio
devices or mobile phones can be played
back via Bluetooth.
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CD/multimedia
Use of a mobile phone as an audio source,
refer to page 229.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
▷ The sound is output on the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
▷ The volume of the sound output is depend‐
ent on the device. If necessary, adjust the
volume on the device.
▷ Up to four external devices can be paired
with the vehicle.
Requirements
▷ The device is suitable. Information under
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
▷ The device is ready for operation.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
▷ Bluetooth is activated on the vehicle, refer to
page 229, and on the device.
▷ Bluetooth presettings must be made on the
device, such as for a connection without
confirmation or visibility; refer to the device
operating instructions.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits is defined as the Bluetooth pass‐
key. It is only required once for pairing.
5. Perform additional steps on the device, refer
to the device operating instructions: e.g.
search for or connect the Bluetooth device
or a new device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the device display.
6. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the device display.
Prompt via iDrive or the device to enter the
same Bluetooth passkey.
7. Enter the passkey and confirm.
Pairing and connecting
Pairing a device
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the device while the vehicle is stationary.◀
1. "CD/Multimedia"
8. Select the desired functions with which the
device is to be connected, e.g. "Audio".
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
9. "OK"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. "Add new phone"
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If pairing was successful, the device is displayed
as connected.
White symbol
source.
: the device is active as an audio
Entertainment
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 216.
Connecting a specific device
A device that has already been paired can be
connected as an active audio source.
Connecting is not possible when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via Blue‐
tooth.
White symbol
source.
: the device is active as an audio
Requirements
If necessary, activate the audio connection of
the desired device from the list of paired devi‐
ces.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
5. "Options" Open.
6. "Configure phone"
7. "Audio"
Playback
General information
▷ The display of music track information de‐
pends on the device.
▷ Operation can takes place on the device or
iDrive.
▷ Playback is interrupted when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via
Bluetooth.
Starting playback
1. Connect the device.
8. "OK"
2. "CD/Multimedia"
Connecting the device
3. "External devices"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
4.
Select the symbol.
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
5. Select the desired track from the list, if nec‐
essary.
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CD/multimedia
Playback menu
Suitable mobile phones, refer to page 228.
Depending on the particular device, some of the
functions may not be available.
Symbol Function
The device is not supported by the vehicle.
▷ Perform a software update, refer to
page 217, if needed.
The device could not be paired or connected.
Next track
Fast forward: press and hold the
symbol.
Previous music track
Reverse: press and hold the symbol.
Disconnecting the audio connection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. Highlight the desired device.
4. Open "Options".
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the device
and the vehicle match? Enter the same
passkey on the device and via iDrive.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the device or vehicle? Delete connections
with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter or via the charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one device can be connected
to the vehicle. Unpair the connected device
from the vehicle and pair and connect only
one device.
5. "Configure phone"
▷ The device no longer reacts? Switch the de‐
vice off and on again.
▷ Repeat the pairing procedure.
Music cannot be played back.
▷ Start the program for playing back music
data on the device and select a track on the
device if necessary.
6. "Audio"
7. "OK"
▷ Switch the radio off and on again.
Unpairing a device
Music files can only be played back softly.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Highlight the device that is to be unpaired.
5. Open "Options".
▷ Adjust the volume settings on the device.
Playback is disturbed when buttons are pressed
or by other messages on the device.
▷ Switch off the button tones and other signal
tones on the device.
6. "Remove phone from list"
Playback is interrupted by a telephone call or
traffic bulletin and is not resumed automatically.
What to do if...
▷ Switch the radio off and on again.
Information on suitable devices can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
Playback is not possible if the mobile phone is
connected both via Bluetooth Audio and via the
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mobile phone.
Entertainment
4. "Software update"
5. "Update software"
▷ Disconnect one of the two connections; for
example, disconnect the audio connection,
refer to page 216, and restart playback.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
Software Update
The vehicle supports various external devices
depending on the current software version. With
a software update, the vehicle can support new
cell phones or new external device, for example.
The updating of the software is done via:
▷ USB.
6. "Start update"
7. "OK"
All listed software updates are installed.
Restoring the previous version
Updates and related current information is
available at www.bmw.com/update.
▷ TeleService.
Existing software can be updated directly via
the vehicle.
Displaying the current version
The currently installed software is displayed.
1. "Settings"
2. "Software update"
3. "Show current version"
SelectDesired version to displayAdditional in‐
formation.
Updating software via USB
The software may only be updated when the ve‐
hicle is stationary.
If it should become necessary, the software ver‐
sion prior to the last software update can be re‐
stored.
The previous version may only be restored when
the vehicle is stationary.
1. "Settings"
2. "Software update"
3. "Restore previous version"
4. "OK" Double-click.
All listed software updates are removed.
Note
While the software is being updated or a previ‐
ous version is being restoredBMW Assist, Office
functions and the connected devices are tem‐
porarily unavailable. Wait several minutes for the
functions to become available again.
1. Store the file for the software-update in the
main director of a USB flash drive.
2. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB in‐
terface of the USB audio interface in the
center armrest. An update via the USB in‐
terface in the glove compartment is not pos‐
sible.
3. "Settings"
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All of the options available to you for mobile
communication with family, friends, business
partners, and service providers are described in
this chapter.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Displaying the vehicle identification
number and software part number
The vehicle identification number and software
part number are needed to determine which mo‐
bile phones are supported by the mobile phone
preparation package. The software version of
the mobile phone may also be required.
1. "Telephone"
2. Open "Options".
At a glance
3. "Bluetooth® info"
The concept
These approved mobile phones with a certain
software version, support the vehicle functions
described below.
4. "Display system information"
After the mobile phone is paired once with the
vehicle, the mobile phone can be operated via
iDrive, the steering wheel buttons and via voiceactivated command.
A paired mobile phone is automatically detected
as soon as it is located inside the vehicle, when
the ignition is switched on.
Up to four mobile phones can be paired.
Certain functions may need to be enabled by the
mobile service provider.
Using the mobile phone while driving
Malfunctions may occur with other mobile
phones or software versions.
Do not operate a mobile phone that is connected
to the vehicle on the mobile phone keypad, as
this may lead to a malfunction.
Notes
At high temperatures, the charge function of the
mobile phone can be limited where appropriate
and the functions are no longer executed.
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Do not hold the mobile phone
in your hand while you are driving; use the
hands-free system instead. If you do not ob‐
serve this precaution, you can endanger the ve‐
hicle occupants and other road users.◀
When the mobile phone is used via the vehicle,
heed the operating manual of the mobile phone.
Approved mobile phones
General information
Details on which mobile phones and external
devices with a Bluetooth interface are sup‐
ported by the mobile phone preparation pack‐
age can be obtained at www.bmwusa.com/blue‐
tooth.
Pairing/unpairing the mobile
phone
The following functions are available:
▷ Use of a mobile phone as a telephone.
Functions supported by the mobile phone are
shown as a symbol during pairing.
White symbol: the function is active.
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Gray symbol: the function is inactive.
Symbol
Function
Telephone.
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4. To perform additional steps on the mobile
phone, refer to the mobile phone operating
instructions: e.g. search for or connect the
Bluetooth device or a new device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the mobile phone display.
Requirements
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
▷ The mobile phone is ready for operation.
▷ Bluetooth is activated in the vehicle, refer to
page 222, and on the mobile phone.
▷ Bluetooth presettings may need to be made
on the mobile phone, e.g., for a connection
without confirmation or visibility, refer to the
mobile phone operating instructions.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits was defined as the Bluetooth
passkey, depending on the mobile phone. It
is only required once for pairing.
5. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
6. You are prompted by the iDrive or mobile
phone to enter the same Bluetooth passkey.
Enter the passkey and confirm.
or
Compare the control number in the display
of the vehicle to the control number in the
display of the mobile phone. Confirm the
control number in the mobile phone and in
the vehicle.
"OK"
▷ The ignition is switched on.
7. Select the functions for which the mobile
phone is to be used.
Pairing and connecting
8. "OK"
Pairing the mobile phone
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the mobile phone while the vehicle is sta‐
tionary.◀
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
If the pairing was successful, the mobile phone
appears at the top of the list of mobile phones.
Four mobile phones can be paired with the ve‐
hicle at once.
If pairing was unsuccessful: what to do if, refer
to page 222.
Following the initial pairing
▷ The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
▷ After they have been identified, phone book
entries are transferred from the SIM card
and/or mobile phone to the vehicle; this de‐
pends on the mobile phone.
▷ Four mobile phones can be paired.
3. "Add new phone"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
▷ Specific settings may be necessary in some
mobile phones, e.g., authorization or a se‐
cure connection; refer to the mobile phone
operating instructions.
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Activating/deactivating Bluetooth
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the
vehicle and on the mobile phone.
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and the vehicle match? Enter the
same passkey on the mobile phone and via
iDrive.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Bluetooth®"
▷ Do the control numbers on the mobile phone
and vehicle match? Select correct control
number on the mobile phone; repeat pairing,
if necessary.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Periods for confirming the control numbers
on the mobile phone longer than 30 sec‐
onds? Repeat the pairing procedure.
Connecting a particular mobile phone
If more than one mobile phone is detected by the
vehicle, the mobile phone at the top of the list is
connected. A different mobile phone can be
connected by selecting it.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the mobile phone or vehicle? Delete con‐
nections with other devices if necessary.
1. "Telephone"
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone via the charg‐
ing cable.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
The mobile phone no longer reacts.
All paired mobile phones are listed.
▷ Switch the mobile phone off and on again.
3. Select the mobile phone that is to be con‐
nected.
▷ Ambient temperatures too high or too low?
Do not subject the mobile phone to extreme
ambient temperatures.
Unpairing the mobile phone
Not all phone book entries are displayed.
1. "Telephone"
▷ Transmission of the phone book entries is
not yet complete.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
All paired mobile phones are listed.
3. Highlight the mobile phone that is to be un‐
paired.
4. "Options" Open.
5. "Remove phone from list"
What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 220.
The mobile phone could not be paired or con‐
nected.
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▷ It is possible that only the phone book en‐
tries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are
transmitted.
▷ It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
▷ The number of phone book entries being
stored is too high.
The phone connection quality is poor.
▷ The strength of the Bluetooth signal on the
mobile phone can be adjusted, depending
on the mobile phone.
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▷ Place mobile phone in the vicinity of the cen‐
ter console.
Rejecting a call
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
Via iDrive
Communication
"Reject"
Via the instrument cluster
"Reject"
Controls
Adjusting the volume
Ending a call
Turn the knob until the desired volume is se‐
lected. The setting is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
Via iDrive
Incoming call
3.
1. "Telephone"
2. Select an active call.
"Active calls"
Receiving calls
If the number of the caller is stored in the phone
book and is transmitted by the network, the
name of the contact is displayed.
Accepting a call
Via iDrive
"Accept"
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
Via the instrument cluster
"End call"
Entering a phone number
Dialing a number
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
Via the instrument cluster
"Accept"
When entering phone numbers, you can switch
between entering letters and numbers.
Service numbers can be entered more easily,
e. g. 1-888-BMW-CARD.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Dial number"
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3. Select the digits individually.
Accepting a call while speaking to
another party
This function might have to be activated by the
service provider and the mobile phone must be
adjusted accordingly.
If a second call comes in during an ongoing call,
a call waiting signal sounds where appropriate.
"Accept"
4. Convert to letters as required.
Select the symbol.
Select the letters individually.
Select the symbol.
5.
Select symbol to convert to numbers.
Phone numbers can also be entered by voice.
Only numbers can be spoken.
The call is accepted and the existing call is put
on hold.
Establishing a second call
Establish an additional call during an active call.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Hold"
The existing call is put on hold.
Letter/number assignment
Letter
Number
ABC
2
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PQRS
7
TUV
8
WXYZ
9
4. Dial the new phone number or select it from
a list.
Switching between two calls, hold call
The active call is displayed in white.
The call on hold is displayed in gray.
"Swap calls"
Calls with multiple parties
The call on hold is resumed.
General information
Establishing a conference call
You can switch between calls or connect two
calls to a single conference call. These functions
must be supported by the mobile phone and
service provider.
Two calls can be connected to a single tele‐
phone conference call.
1. Establish two calls.
2.
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When terminating a conference call, both calls
are ended. If one call is terminated by another
party, the other call can be continued.
Switching the microphone to mute
When a call is active, the microphone can be
muted.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Microphone mute"
A microphone that has been switched to mute
is automatically reactivated:
▷ When a new connection is established.
▷ When switching between call parties.
DTMF suffix dialing
DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining ac‐
cess to network services or for controlling devi‐
ces, e.g., to make a remote inquiry of an answer‐
ing machine. The DTMF code is needed for this
purpose.
1. "Telephone"
2. Select the contact from a list or "Dial
number".
Calling a contact
Symbol Meaning
Contact with one stored phone num‐
ber.
Contact with more than one stored
phone number.
Call not possible; mobile phone with‐
out reception or network, or Service
Request is active.
For contacts with one stored phone number: se‐
lect the required contact. The connection is es‐
tablished.
4. Enter the DTMF code via iDrive.
For contacts with more than one stored phone
number: select the required contact and the
phone number. The connection is established.
Phone book
Editing a contact
3.
"Keypad dialing"
Displays
The phone book accesses the contacts and
shows all contacts for which a phone number
has been stored. The entries can be selected to
make a call.
Changing the entries in "Contacts". When a
contact is changed, the changes are not stored
on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry is
stored in the vehicle.
1. Highlight the contact.
2. Open "Options".
1. "Telephone"
3. "Edit entry"
2. "Phone book"
The contact can be edited.
All contacts with a phone number are displayed.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts.
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Redialing
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
General information
The list of dialed numbers in the mobile phone
is transmitted to the vehicle depending on the
mobile phone. The 20 phone numbers dialed
last are displayed. The sorting order of the
phone numbers depends on the particular mo‐
bile phone.
Dialing the number via the instrument
cluster
This is possible when there is no active call.
Press the button on the steering
1.
7. "Store contact"
Received calls
Displaying calls
The list of incoming calls on the mobile phone is
transmitted to the vehicle, depending on the
mobile phone. The 20 telephone calls that were
last received are displayed. The sorting order
and display of the phone numbers depend on
the particular mobile phone.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Received calls"
wheel.
2. Select the desired phone number.
The connection is established.
Dialing a number via iDrive
1. "Telephone"
2. "Redial"
3. Select the desired entry.
The connection is established.
Calling a number from the list
Deleting a single entry or all entries
Selecting an entry.
The erasure of entries depends on the mobile
phone.
1. Highlight the entry.
The connection is established.
Deleting a single entry or all entries
The erasure of entries depends on the mobile
phone.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Delete entry" or"Delete list"
Saving an entry in the contacts
1. Highlight the entry.
2. "Options" Open.
1. Highlight the entry.
3. "Delete entry" or"Delete list"
2. "Options" Open.
Saving an entry in the contacts
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select the contact, if necessary.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
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1. Highlight the entry.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select the contact, if necessary.
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5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
7. "Store contact"
Hands-free system
General information
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with the ignition switched
on.
Depending on the mobile phone, the system au‐
tomatically switches to the hands-free system.
If the system does not switch over automatically,
follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
Follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Snap-in adapter
The snap-in adapter is used to:
▷ Hold the mobile phone.
▷ Recharge the battery.
▷ Connect the mobile phone to an outside an‐
tenna of the vehicle.
This provides for better network reception
and consistent sound quality.
Approved mobile phones
At a glance
The concept
Mobile phones or other external devices such as
audio players can be connected to the vehicle
via Bluetooth.
After these devices are paired once, they are
recognized automatically when the ignition is
switched on as soon as they are inside the ve‐
hicle and can be operated via iDrive, the buttons
on the steering wheel, and via voice activation.
Depending on their functionality, external devi‐
ces can be used via the vehicle as a telephone
or as an audio source.
The telephone functions are described in the
following. Operation of the audio functions, refer
to page 213.
Details on which mobile phones and external
devices with a Bluetooth interface are sup‐
ported by the mobile phone preparation pack‐
age can be obtained at www.bmwusa.com/blue‐
tooth.
Displaying the vehicle identification
number and software part number
The vehicle identification number and software
part number are needed to determine which mo‐
bile phones are supported by the mobile phone
preparation package. The software version of
the mobile phone may also be required.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Bluetooth® info"
Up to four external devices can be paired.
4. "Display system information"
Certain functions may need to be enabled by the
mobile phone provider or service provider.
These approved mobile phones with a certain
software version, support the vehicle functions
described below.
Using the mobile phone while driving
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Do not hold the mobile phone
in your hand while you are driving; use the
hands-free system instead. If you do not ob‐
serve this precaution, you can endanger the ve‐
hicle occupants and other road users.◀
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Malfunctions may occur with other mobile
phones or software versions.
Do not operate a mobile phone that is connected
to the vehicle on the mobile phone keypad, as
this may lead to a malfunction.
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Additional functions
At high temperatures, the charge function of the
mobile phone can be limited where appropriate
and the functions are no longer executed.
Activating/deactivating the additional
functions
When the mobile phone is used via the vehicle,
heed the operating manual of the mobile phone.
Pairing/unpairing the mobile
phone
General information
The following functions are available:
▷ Use of a mobile phone as a telephone.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an additional tele‐
phone.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an audio source.
▷ Use of an audio device as an audio source,
refer to page 214.
Requirements
Activate the functions before pairing to be able
to use them in the vehicle. Information on suit‐
able mobile phones that support this function,
refer to page 228.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Configure Bluetooth®"
5. Select the desired additional function.
▷ "Additional telephone"
▷ "Office"
▷ "Bluetooth® audio"
6. "OK"
As long as an additional function is deactivated,
it cannot be assigned to a telephone.
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
Additional telephone
▷ The mobile phone is ready for operation.
A mobile phone can be used as an additional
telephone.
▷ Bluetooth is activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone.
▷ Bluetooth presettings may need to be made
on the mobile phone, e.g., for a connection
without confirmation or visibility, refer to the
mobile phone operating instructions.
▷ Deactivate Bluetooth audio if necessary.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits was defined as the Bluetooth
passkey. It is only required once for pairing.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
The additional telephone can be used to accept
incoming calls, refer to page 232. While a call is
active on the additional telephone, incoming
calls are displayed on the Control Display.
Audio source
A mobile phone can be used as an audio source.
Pairing and connecting cell phone
Pairing the mobile phone
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the mobile phone while the vehicle is sta‐
tionary.◀
1. "Telephone"
1. "Telephone"
Activating/deactivating Bluetooth
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Bluetooth®"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
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3. "Add new phone"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
Four mobile phones can be paired with the ve‐
hicle at once. Three mobile phones can be con‐
nected with the vehicle at once.
4. To perform additional steps on the mobile
phone, refer to the mobile phone operating
instructions: e.g. search for or connect the
Bluetooth device or a new device.
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 231.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the mobile phone display.
▷ The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
5. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
Prompt via iDrive or the mobile phone to en‐
ter the same Bluetooth passkey.
6. Enter the passkey and confirm.
Following the initial pairing
▷ The phone book entries of the telephone
stored on the SIM card or mobile phone are
transmitted to the vehicle after detection,
depending on the mobile phone.
▷ Four mobile phones can be paired.
▷ Specific settings may be necessary in some
mobile phones, e.g., authorization or a se‐
cure connection; refer to the mobile phone
operating instructions.
Connecting a particular mobile phone
7. Select the functions for which the mobile
phone is to be used.
8. "OK"
If more than one mobile phone is detected by the
vehicle, the mobile phone at the top of the list is
connected. If a different detected cell phone is
connected with the vehicle. A different mobile
phone can be connected by selecting it.
If the pairing was successful, the mobile phone
appears at the top of the list of mobile phones.
1. "Telephone"
The functions supported by the mobile phone
and audio device are displayed as symbols when
paired.
3. Select the mobile phone that is to be con‐
nected.
White symbol: the function is active.
Gray symbol: the function is inactive.
Symbol
Function
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
The functions assigned to the mobile phone be‐
fore unpairing are assigned to the mobile phone
when it is reconnected. If the mobile phone is
already connected, these functions are deacti‐
vated.
Telephone.
Additional telephone.
Audio source.
Configuring cell phone
Additional functions can be activated or deacti‐
vated for paired and connected mobile phones.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
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3. Highlight the mobile phone to be config‐
ured.
4. "Options" Open.
5. "Configure phone"
6. At least one function must be selected.
▷ "Telephone"
▷ "Additional telephone"
▷ "Audio"
7. "OK"
If a function is assigned to a mobile phone, the
function will be deactivated where appropriate
for a mobile phone that is already connected and
the mobile phone will be unpaired.
Swapping the telephone and additional
telephone
The function of the telephone and additional tel‐
ephone can be swapped automatically.
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same passkey on the mobile phone and via
iDrive.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the mobile phone or vehicle? Delete con‐
nections with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the audio connection activated? Deacti‐
vate the audio connection.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter or via the charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one cell phone can be con‐
nected to the vehicle. Unpair the connected
cell phone from the vehicle and pair and con‐
nect only one cell phone.
The mobile phone no longer reacts.
1. "Telephone"
▷ Switch the mobile phone off and on again.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. "Swap phone/addit. phone"
▷ Ambient temperatures too high or too low?
Do not subject the mobile phone to extreme
ambient temperatures.
Unpairing the mobile phone
The telephone functions are not available.
1. "Telephone"
▷ Is the mobile phone paired as an additional
telephone and is the additional telephone
function deactivated? Activate the function.
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Highlight the mobile phone that is to be un‐
paired.
4. "Options" Open.
▷ Is an outgoing call not possible? Connect
the mobile phone as a telephone.
5. "Remove phone from list"
No or not all phone book entries are displayed,
or they are incomplete.
What to do if...
▷ Transmission of the phone book entries is
not yet complete.
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 228.
The mobile phone could not be paired or con‐
nected.
▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the
vehicle and on the mobile phone.
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and the vehicle match? Enter the
▷ It is possible that only the phone book en‐
tries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are
transmitted.
▷ It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
▷ The number of phone book entries being
stored is too high.
▷ Is the data volume of the contact too large,
e.g., due to stored information such as
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notes? Reduce the data volume of the con‐
tact.
▷ Is the mobile phone connected as an audio
source or additional telephone? The mobile
phone must be connected as a telephone.
The phone connection quality is poor.
▷ The strength of the Bluetooth signal on the
mobile phone can be adjusted, depending
on the mobile phone.
▷ Insert the mobile phone into the snap-in
adapter or place it in the area of the center
console.
▷ Adjust the volume of the microphone and
loudspeakers separately.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, contact
the hotline or service center.
Incoming call
Receiving calls
If the number of the caller is stored in the phone
book and is transmitted by the network, the
name of the contact is displayed. Otherwise,
only the phone number is displayed.
If more than one phone number is assigned to a
contact, only the name of the contact is dis‐
played.
For calls on the additional telephone, the num‐
ber is only displayed if it is transmitted by the
network.
An incoming call to the additional telephone is
automatically rejected if there is an active call on
the other telephone.
Accepting a call
Via iDrive
Controls
"Accept"
Adjusting the volume
Turn the knob until the desired volume is se‐
lected. The setting is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
The vehicle automatically adjusts the volume of
the microphone on the telephone and the vol‐
ume of the called party. Depending on the mo‐
bile phone, the volumes may need to be ad‐
justed. The settings can only be created during
a call and must be adjusted separately for each
telephone. The settings are deleted when the
telephone is unpaired.
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
1. "Settings"
2. "Tone"
Via the instrument cluster
3. "Volume settings"
"Accept"
4. Select the desired setting: "Microphone" or
"Loudspeak."
Rejecting a call
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
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3. Select the digits individually.
"Reject"
Ending a call
Via iDrive
"End call"
4. Convert to letters as required.
Select the symbol.
Select the letters individually.
Select the symbol.
5.
Select symbol to convert to numbers.
Via the button on the steering wheel
Press the button.
Phone numbers can also be entered by voice.
Only numbers can be spoken.
Letter/number assignment
Via the instrument cluster
Letter
Number
"End call"
ABC
2
Entering a phone number
DEF
3
GHI
4
JKL
5
MNO
6
PQRS
7
TUV
8
WXYZ
9
Dialing a number
When entering phone numbers, you can switch
between entering letters and numbers.
Service numbers can be entered more easily,
e. g. 1-888-BMW-CARD.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Dial number"
Calls with multiple parties
General information
You can switch between calls or connect two
calls to a single conference call. These functions
must be supported by the mobile phone and
service provider.
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Accepting a call while speaking to
another party
This function might have to be activated by the
service provider and the mobile phone must be
adjusted accordingly.
If a second call comes in during an ongoing call,
a call waiting signal sounds where appropriate.
"Accept"
When terminating a conference call, both calls
are ended. If one call is terminated by another
party, the other call can be continued.
Switching the microphone to mute
When a call is active, the microphone can be
muted.
1. "Telephone"
The call is accepted and the existing call is put
on hold.
Establishing a second call
Establish an additional call during an active call.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Microphone mute"
A microphone that has been switched to mute
is automatically reactivated:
▷ When a new connection is established.
▷ When switching between call parties.
2. "Active calls"
3.
DTMF suffix dialing
"Hold"
The existing call is put on hold.
DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining ac‐
cess to network services or for controlling devi‐
ces, e.g., to make a remote inquiry of an answer‐
ing machine. The DTMF code is needed for this
purpose.
1. "Telephone"
2. Select the contact from a list or "Dial
number".
3.
4. Dial the new phone number or select it from
a list.
"Keypad dialing"
4. Enter the DTMF code via iDrive.
Phone book
Switching between two calls, hold call
Displays
The active call is displayed in color.
The phone book accesses the contacts and
shows all contacts for which a phone number
has been stored. The entries can be selected to
make a call.
The call on hold is displayed in gray.
"Swap calls"
The call on hold is resumed.
1. "Telephone"
Establishing a conference call
2. "Phone book"
Two calls can be connected to a single tele‐
phone conference call.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts.
1. Establish two calls.
2.
"Conference call"
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Redialing
General information
The list of dialed numbers in the mobile phone
is transmitted to the vehicle depending on the
mobile phone. The 20 phone numbers dialed
last are displayed. The sorting order of the
phone numbers depends on the particular mo‐
bile phone.
Calling a contact
Symbol Meaning
Dialing the number via the instrument
cluster
This is possible when there is no active call.
Contact with one stored phone num‐
ber.
Contact with more than one stored
phone number.
Call not possible; mobile phone with‐
out reception or network, or Service
Request is active.
Press the button on the steering
1.
wheel.
2. Select the desired phone number.
The connection is established.
Dialing a number via iDrive
1. "Telephone"
For contacts with one stored phone number: se‐
lect the required contact. The connection is es‐
tablished.
2. "Redial"
For contacts with more than one stored phone
number: select the required contact and the
phone number. The connection is established.
The connection is established.
Editing a contact
Changing the entries in "Contacts". When a
contact is changed, the changes are not stored
on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry is
stored in the vehicle.
1. Highlight the contact.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Edit entry"
The contact can be edited.
3. Select the desired entry and the phone num‐
ber if necessary.
Deleting a single entry or all entries
The erasure of entries depends on the mobile
phone.
1. Highlight the entry.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Delete entry" or"Delete list"
Saving an entry in the contacts
1. Highlight the entry.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select the contact, if necessary.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
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6. Complete the entries if necessary.
7. "Store contact"
Hands-free system
General information
Received calls
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
Displaying calls
The 20 calls that were last received are dis‐
played.
1. "Telephone"
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with the ignition switched
on.
2. "Received calls"
Depending on the mobile phone, the system au‐
tomatically switches to the hands-free system.
If the system does not switch over automatically,
follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
Calling a number from the list
Selecting an entry.
The connection is established.
Deleting a single entry or all entries
The erasure of entries depends on the mobile
phone.
From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
Follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
1. Highlight the entry.
Snap-in adapter
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Delete entry" or"Delete list"
Saving an entry in the contacts
1. Highlight the entry.
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select the contact, if necessary.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
General information
Detailed information about snap-in adapter,
which supports the functions of the mobile
phone, available from the service center.
Notes
At high temperatures, the charge function of the
mobile phone can be limited where appropriate
and the functions are no longer executed.
When the mobile phone is used via the vehicle,
heed the operating manual of the mobile phone.
7. "Store contact"
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In the center armrest.
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nections, arrow 1, and push downward, ar‐
row 2 until it engages.
Inserting the snap-in adapter
1. Press the button and remove the cover.
Removing the mobile phone
2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front, ar‐
row 1, and press down, arrow 2, until it en‐
gages.
Press the button and remove the mobile phone.
Inserting the mobile phone
1. Depending on the mobile phone, remove
the protective cap from the antenna con‐
nector and from the USB connection of the
mobile phone.
2. Slide the mobile phone with the buttons fac‐
ing up in the direction of the electrical con‐
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
At a glance
General information
Contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, text mes‐
sages, and e-mails from the mobile phone can
be displayed on the Control Display if the mobile
phone provides compatible support of these
functions and the necessary Bluetooth stand‐
ards.
Information about which mobile phones support
Office functions can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth. A limited number
of compatible mobile phones is available for Of‐
fice.
Contents are only displayed in full length when
the vehicle is stationary.
The mobile phone has read-access only.
Do not use Office while driving
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
▷ The time, time zone, and date, refer to
page 83, are correctly set on the Control
Display and on the mobile phone to correctly
display appointments, for example.
▷ Office is activated, refer to page 229.
Updating
Data are updated every time the mobile phone
is connected to the vehicle. Appointment en‐
tries, tasks, notes and reminders can be updated
separately.
1. "Office"
2. "Current office", "Calendar", "Tasks",
"Notes" or "Reminders"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Update data"
Cell phone data are transmitted again to the
vehicle.
Office information
The number of unread messages and active
tasks as well as the upcoming appointments are
displayed.
1. "Office"
2. "Current office"
3. Select the desired entry to display details.
Requirements
▷ A suitable mobile phone is paired with the
vehicle and connected. In some mobile
phones, data access must be confirmed on
the mobile phone.
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Symbol
Note
No symbol In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
If equipped with Professional mobile phone
preparation package.
At a glance
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone are displayed as
well if this function is supported by the mobile
phone. The phone numbers can be selected.
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone are displayed as
well if this function is supported by the mobile
phone. Addresses can be adopted as destina‐
tions for navigation and the phone numbers can
be dialed.
Storage location
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination.
Mobile phone.
Dialing phone numbers
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the phone number.
The connection is established.
Editing a contact
1. Select the desired contact.
2. "Edit contact"
Displaying contacts
General information
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. Change the entries.
4. "Store contact in vehicle"
When a contact is edited, the changes are not
stored on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry
is stored in the vehicle.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 22.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts:
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the address.
When contacts from the mobile phone are
used, the address may need to be matched
to the navigation data contained in the vehi‐
cle. In this case:
Correct the address.
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3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Checking the address as a destination
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Check as destination"
8. In the navigation system: enter address.
Only addresses contained in the navigation
data in the vehicle can be entered. This en‐
sures that destination guidance is possible
for all addresses.
If necessary, "Accept address".
9. "Store contact in vehicle"
Contact types
Various contact types can be assigned to phone
numbers and addresses.
Symbol
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
Meaning
Home phone number.
If the address is corrected and stored, a copy of
it is stored in the vehicle. The address is not
changed on the mobile phone.
Business phone number.
Mobile phone number.
Other phone number.
New contact
Home address.
General information
A contact can have up to 8 phone numbers,
2 addresses, 3 e-mail addresses and one Inter‐
net address.
Business address.
Specifying the home address
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. "Options" Open.
1. "Home"
4. "New contact"
2. Create a contact.
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
Selecting the sorting order of the
names
Names can be displayed in a different order.
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. Open "Options".
5. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
4. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
6. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
Depending on how the contacts were stored on
the mobile phone, the sorting order of the names
may differ from the selected sorting order.
7. Enter the text and assign the contact type.
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Show contact pictures
Pictures stored with the contacts are stored in
the vehicle when the mobile phone is connected
to the vehicle. The number of transmitted pic‐
tures depends on the mobile phone. The mobile
phone must support this function.
1. "Office"
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separately. After the mobile phone is first paired,
transmission may take several minutes. Mes‐
sages are only displayed in full length when the
vehicle is stationary. Messages from the addi‐
tional telephone are not transmitted.
Displaying messages
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Configure Bluetooth®"
5. "Show images"
2. "Messages"
A symbol identifies the type of message.
Symbol Message type
Display of all contact pictures is activated or de‐
activated.
Text messages.
Exporting/importing contacts
Message from the Concierge serv‐
ice.
Contacts can be exported and imported via the
Personal Profile, refer to page 31. The contacts
stored in the vehicle are exported, but not those
from the mobile phone.
My Info
Message from BMW Info.
E-mail from mobile phone.
Deleting contacts
Filtering the message list
Only contacts that are stored in the vehicle are
deleted. The contacts on the mobile phone can‐
not be deleted.
The message list can be filtered when more than
one type of message exists.
1. "Office"
1. "Filter:"
2. "Contacts"
3. Highlight the contact.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete contact"or "Delete all contacts".
6. If necessary "Yes"
Messages
2. Select the type of message.
General information
Whether or not text messages and e-mails from
the mobile phone are displayed depends on
whether transmission from the mobile phone to
the vehicle is supported. Text messages and emails may not be supported by the service pro‐
vider, or the function may need to be enabled
▷ "All"
All messages are displayed.
▷ "E-mail"
Only e-mails from the mobile phone are
displayed.
▷ "Service message"
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Only messages from the BMW Assist
Concierge service, My Info and BMW
Info are displayed.
Reading the text message out loud
Read the text message out loud, refer to
page 245.
▷ "Text message"
Only text messages from the mobile
phone are displayed.
Deleting messages
Messages from the Concierge service, My Info,
and BMW Info can be deleted.
Delete a message:
My Info
Selecting additional functions
Additional functions are available when a mes‐
sage is selected:
Symbol Function
1. "Office"
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
2. "Messages"
"Call"
3. Select the desired message.
4. "Options" Open.
If the message contains a number,
the connection is established.
5. "Delete message"
"Select phone number"
Delete all messages:
If the message contains more than
one number, select the desired num‐
ber from the list. The connection is
established.
1. "Office"
2. "Messages"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Delete all messages"
Text messages
Message from the Concierge service
Storing an address
Calling the sender of a text message
1. Select the desired message.
1. Select the desired message.
2. "Options" Open.
2.
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
Select the symbol.
Saving the sender in the contacts
1. Highlight the desired message.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 245.
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Additional functions are available when a mes‐
sage is selected:
Symbol Function
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
"Call"
If the message contains a number,
the connection is established.
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3. Select the desired e-mail.
Symbol Function
"Select phone number"
Displaying e-mail contacts
If the message contains more than
one number, select the desired num‐
ber from the list. The connection is
established.
If the sender and recipient of an e-mail are trans‐
mitted by the mobile phone, this information is
displayed in the e-mail.
"Further information"
If the e-mail addresses are stored in the con‐
tacts, the contact is displayed. Select the con‐
tact to display details.
Displaying additional information.
"Sender/Recipient"
If the e-mail addresses are not stored in the con‐
tacts, only the e-mail address is displayed.
BMW Info
General information
Messages from BMW regarding service actions
and news from BMW.
Selecting additional functions
The following functions are available when a
message is selected:
Symbol Function
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 245.
Deactivating the full display
When an e-mail is opened in the vehicle, the email is fully transmitted to the vehicle. This may
result in charges.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
1. "Office"
"Call"
2. "Messages"
If the message contains a number,
the connection is established.
3. "Options" Open.
"Select phone number"
If the message contains more than
one number, select the desired num‐
ber from the list. The connection is
established.
4. "Fully download e-mails"
Only a part of the email from the cell phone
is loaded into the vehicle.
Reading the e-mail out loud
Read the e-mail out loud, refer to page 245.
"Further information"
Detailed information about a mes‐
sage is displayed. This does not re‐
sult in any costs.
Display the calendar
Appointments during the last 20 and the next 50
days can be displayed.
E-mail
Displaying e-mails
1. "Office"
Calendar
1. "Office"
2. "Calendar"
2. "Messages"
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The appointments on the current day are
displayed.
Selecting the calendar day
1. Select the date.
Tasks
Displaying the task list
Display tasks that are due within the next
90 days.
1. "Office"
2. "Tasks"
Sorting the task list
1. Select the header in the task list.
2. Select the desired day or date.
▷ "Next day"
▷ "Date:"
▷ "Previous day"
▷ "Today"
Display the appointment
1. Select the desired appointment.
2. Scroll through the appointment if neces‐
sary:
2. Select the sorting criterion:
▷ "Priority (!)"
▷ "Subject"
▷ "Due date"
▷ Turn the controller.
Displaying the task
▷
1. Select the desired task.
Select the symbol.
2. Scroll in the task if necessary:
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 245.
Reading the appointment out loud
Read the appointment out loud, refer to
page 245.
▷ Turn the controller.
▷
Select the symbol.
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 245.
Reading the task out loud
Read the task out loud, refer to page 245.
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The corresponding appointment or the task are
displayed.
Displaying notes
1. "Office"
Using contact data
2. "Notes"
All notes are displayed.
Displaying the note
1. Select the desired note.
At a glance
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, emails and notes can be stored or
selected.
Displaying contact or selecting phone
number
1.
"Use contact data"
2. Display the contact or select the phone
number:
▷ Select the contact to display contact de‐
tails.
▷ Select the phone number to establish a
connection directly.
2. Scroll in the note if necessary:
▷ Turn the controller.
▷
Select the symbol.
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 245.
Reading the note out loud
Storing contact data
1.
"Use contact data"
2. Highlight the phone number or e-mail ad‐
dress.
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Add to existing contact" or "Store as new
contact"
Read the note out loud, refer to page 245.
Reading out loud
Reminders
Text messages, e-mails, appointment entries,
tasks, and notes can be read out loud.
Displaying reminders
Reminders of pending appointments and tasks
are displayed. After an appointment or after a
task is due, the reminder is no longer displayed.
1. Select the desired message, appointment,
task, or note.
2.
Select the symbol.
1. "Office"
The following options are available during read‐
ing:
2. "Reminders"
▷
3. Select the desired reminder.
"Pause"
Interrupt reading. Select again to restart
reading.
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▷
Office
"Back to beginning"
Start reading message again from the be‐
ginning.
▷
Select the symbol.
▷ Synchronization between the mobile phone
and vehicle may take several minutes.
The contact pictures are not being displayed?
Skip a paragraph.
▷
▷ Text were already transmitted from the mo‐
bile phone in a shortened form.
Select the symbol.
Go back one paragraph.
▷ To end reading, tilt the controller to the left.
What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 228.
▷ Up to 200 contact pictures can be stored in
the vehicle.
The E-mail is displayed with a delay?
▷ Check the e-mail settings on the mobile
phone and adjust if necessary.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, contact
the hotline or service center.
Appointments, tasks, notes, text messages, or
e-mails from the mobile phone are not dis‐
played.
▷ The mobile phone is not capable of the
missing function or is not connected cor‐
rectly.
▷ The Office function is deactivated.
▷ The mobile phone is connected as an addi‐
tional phone.
▷ Appointments are older than 20 days or are
more than 50 days in the future.
▷ The tasks have been marked as completed
or have a due date that lies more than
90 days in the future.
▷ Depending on the number of stored ap‐
pointments, task notes, and messages in
the mobile phone, not all are displayed in the
vehicle.
Not all appointments and tasks from the mobile
phone are displayed at the right time?
▷ The time zone, time or date is incorrectly set
on the Control Display and mobile phone.
The e-mail attachment is not displayed.
▷ E-mails are transmitted without an attach‐
ment.
Entries are not displayed in full length.
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Contacts
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
3. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
4. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
Note
If equipped with Business mobile phone prepa‐
ration equipment package or without mobile
phone preparation.
General information
Contacts can be created and edited.
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone are displayed as
well if this function is supported by the mobile
phone. Addresses can be adopted as destina‐
tions for navigation and the phone numbers can
be dialed.
New contact
1. "Contacts"
5. Enter the text, refer to page 22.
6. In the navigation system: enter address.
Only addresses contained in the navigation
data in the vehicle can be entered. This en‐
sures that destination guidance is possible
for all addresses.
7. If necessary, "Store".
8. "Store contact in vehicle"
Specifying the home address
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
1. "Home"
2. Create a contact.
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
2. "New contact"
My contacts
General information
A list of all contacts in the vehicle and mobile
phone.
Displaying contacts
1. "Contacts"
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4. Move the controller to the left.
2. "My contacts"
5. "Yes"
If a contact from the mobile phone is edited, the
changes are not stored on the mobile phone. A
copy of the entry is stored in the vehicle, and only
this copy is displayed. Under certain circum‐
stances, a contact entry with the same name is
created.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 22.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts:
Symbol
Storage location
No symbol In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination.
Mobile phone.
Dialing a phone number
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the phone number.
The connection is established.
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination
1. Select the desired contact.
2. Select the address.
When contacts from the mobile phone are
used, the address may need to be matched
to the navigation data contained in the vehi‐
cle. In this case:
Correct the address.
3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Checking the address as a destination
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
2. "Options" Open.
Editing a contact
1. Select the desired contact.
2. "Edit contact"
3. "Check as destination"
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
If the address is corrected and stored, a copy of
it is stored in the vehicle. The address is not
changed on the mobile phone.
Selecting the sorting order of the
names
Names can be displayed in a different order.
1. "My contacts"
2. "Options" Open.
3. Change the entries.
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3. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
Depending on how the contacts were stored on
the mobile phone, the sorting order of the names
may differ from the selected sorting order.
Exporting/importing contacts
Contacts can be exported and imported via the
Personal Profile, refer to page 31.
Deleting contacts
Only contacts that are stored in the vehicle are
deleted. The contacts on the mobile phone can‐
not be deleted.
1. "My contacts"
2. Highlight the contact.
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Delete contact"or "Delete all contacts".
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ConnectedDrive
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
BMW Assist
General information
BMW Assist provides you with certain services,
e.g., transmission of the position data of your
vehicle to the BMW Assist Response Center if
an Emergency Request has been initiated.
Many BMW Assist services depend on the indi‐
vidually agreed upon contract.
After your contract has expired, the BMW Assist
system will be deactivated by the BMW Assist
Response Center without your having to visit a
service center. After the BMW Assist system
has been deactivated, no BMW Assist services
will be available. The BMW Assist system can be
reactivated by a service center after you sign a
new contract.
BMW Assist Response Center. Enabling
must have been completed.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
Services offered
▷ Emergency Request: when you press the
SOS button, a connection to the BMW As‐
sist Response Center is established. The
BMW Assist Response Center then speaks
with you and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Automatic Collision Notification: under cer‐
tain conditions, a connection is established
to the BMW Assist Response Center after a
serious accident. If possible, the BMW As‐
sist Response Center then speaks with you
and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Enhanced Roadside Assistance: BMW
Roadside Assistance can be contacted if as‐
sistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down. If possible, the vehicle and position
data are transmitted in the process.
▷ Customer Relations: connection with Cus‐
tomer Relations for information on all as‐
pects of your vehicle.
Requirements
▷ TeleService: data on your vehicle's service
status or required inspections are transmit‐
ted to your service center, either automati‐
cally before a service due date or when you
request a BMW service appointment.
▷ The installed BMW Assist system is logged
in to a wireless communications network.
This network must be capable of transmit‐
ting the services.
▷ Remote Door Unlock: the BMW Assist Re‐
sponse Center provides assistance if, for ex‐
ample, the remote control is not available
and the vehicle needs to be opened.
▷ To transmit position data, the vehicle must
be able to determine the current position.
▷ Stolen Vehicle Recovery: after you report
that your vehicle was stolen to the police, the
BMW Assist Response Center can deter‐
mine its position.
▷ To activate and update BMW Assist, a GPS
signal must be available.
▷ The BMW Assist service contract was
signed with your service center or with the
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▷ In addition to these services, the optional
Convenience Plan offers Concierge service
and information for route planning, traffic,
and weather. A limited number of calls can
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be made via the BMW Assist Response
Center with Critical Calling if, for example,
the mobile phone is not available or dis‐
charged.
Communication
Concierge service
General information
TeleService
The BMW Assist Concierge service offers infor‐
mation on events, gas stations or hotels, and
provides phone numbers and addresses. Hotels
can be booked directly by the BMW Assist Con‐
cierge service. The Concierge service is part of
the optional BMW Convenience Plan.
General information
Starting the Concierge service
TeleService supports communication with your
service center.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
Press the SOS button to contact the BMW
Assist Response Center.
▷ Data on the vehicle's service requirements
can be sent directly to the service center. In
this way, the service center can plan its work
in advance. This shortens the duration of the
service appointment.
2. "Concierge"
▷ In the event of a breakdown, data on the ve‐
hicle's condition can be sent directly to
Roadside Assistance.
▷ The service varies by country.
▷ Connection costs may ensue.
3. "Start service"
▷ Services may be restricted abroad.
A voice connection is established with the BMW
Assist Concierge service. Phone numbers and
addresses can be transmitted to the vehicle.
Requirements
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
▷ Wireless reception is available.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
Using TeleService
The TeleServices are typically activated in the
vehicle.
Even if TeleService Customer Service is not ac‐
tive, a voice contact to Roadside Assistance is
still possible.
To continue using or to deactivate the services,
please contact your service partner or the BMW
customer hotline.
Roadside Assistance
At a glance
BMW Roadside Assistance can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down.
Roadside Assistance can also be contacted via
a Check Control message, refer to page 75.
Start Roadside Assistance without
BMW Assist or TeleServices
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Roadside Assistance"
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The Roadside Assistance number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone is paired, a con‐
nection is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance.
BMW Search
At a glance
A business search can be opened via BMW
Search.
License conditions
This product contains NetFront Browser soft‐
ware of ACCESS Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007
ACCESS Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
NetFront is a trademark or registered trademark
of ACCESS CO., LTD., in Japan and other coun‐
tries.
Start Roadside Assistance with BMW
Assist or TeleServices
General information
If the vehicle is equipped with TeleServices,
support is first offered through TeleService Di‐
agnosis and, where applicable, then through
TeleService Help.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Roadside Assistance"
3. "Start service"
This software is based in part on the work of the
Independent JPEG Group.
Requirements
▷ Subscription to the optional Convenience
Plan.
▷ The date setting, refer to page 84, on the
Control Display is current.
▷ The vehicle is located within wireless net‐
work coverage.
Starting BMW Search
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Online"
TeleService Diagnosis
TeleService Diagnosis enables the wireless
transmission of detailed vehicle data that are
important for vehicle diagnosis. These data are
transmitted automatically.
3. If necessary, "OK".
After the data are transmitted, the voice con‐
nection to Roadside Assistance is re-estab‐
lished.
To start a search:
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The BMW Search home page is displayed.
Operating BMW Search
▷ Turn the controller to highlight an element.
▷ Press the controller to display an element.
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Opening the start page
1. "Options" Open.
2. "Display start page"
Vehicles equipped with BMW Assist or
TeleService
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
Loading a new page
1. "Options" Open.
2. "Customer Relations"
3. "Start service"
2. "Update"
Service Request
Cancel
1. "Options" Open.
At a glance
2. "Cancel loading"
Sends information to your service partner to re‐
quest the arrangement of a service appoint‐
ment. The TeleService data is transmitted dur‐
ing a Service Request. If possible, your service
partner will establish contact with you.
Customer Relations
At a glance
Contact Customer Relations for information on
all aspects of your vehicle.
Calling Customer Relations
Starting a Service Request
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Request"
3. "Start service"
Vehicles not equipped with BMW
Assist or TeleService
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Customer Relations"
The Customer Relations phone number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone is paired, a connec‐
tion is established to Customer Relations.
A Service Request can be started via a Check
Control message, refer to page 75.
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Automatic Service Request
The TeleService data necessary for servicing
the vehicle are automatically sent to your service
partner prior to the service deadline. If possible,
the service partner will contact you and a service
appointment can be arranged.
To check when your service partner was noti‐
fied:
Neither personal data nor position data is trans‐
mitted.
Indicate when the last TeleService Report was
transmitted:
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. "Options" Open.
4. "Last Teleservice Info"
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
TeleService Battery Guard
TeleService Battery Guard continually checks
the battery charge level of the vehicle. If the bat‐
tery charge level falls below a certain value, a
notification is automatically sent to your service
partner. If necessary, he will contact you to ar‐
range a service appointment.
TeleService Battery Guard is only available on
vehicles with certain technical requirements and
with a valid BMW ConnectedDrive contract.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Last Service Request"
Services status
Displaying available services
Display of all services available in the vehicle.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Status"
3. "Available services"
TeleService Report
Transmits technical data that is evaluated for the
ongoing development of BMW products from
your vehicle to BMW in regular intervals if nec‐
essary.
TeleService Report is activated in vehicles that
meet certain technical requirements and have a
valid Assist contract; this feature is free of
charge.
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Manual update of TeleService and BMW Assist.
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"Update BMW Assist"
Data transfer
During the updating of BMW services, display
the status of the data transfer.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Options" Open.
3. "Data transfer"
Communication
For reasons of safety, some software applica‐
tions are usable only while the vehicle is station‐
ary.◀
Use apps
1. Connect the cell phone via the snap-in
adapter or via the USB audio interface.
2. "ConnectedDrive"
3. Select the desired software application.
Displaying status
Apps
Information about the currently available soft‐
ware applications can be displayed.
At a glance
1. "ConnectedDrive"
Certain software applications of a suitable cell
phone can be integrated in the vehicle. These
software applications are displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
2. "BMW apps"
Operation can be performed via iDrive.
Requirements
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
▷ The cell phone operating system supports
the software applications of Apps.
▷ Software applications are installed on the
cell phone and ready to use.
▷ Corresponding mobile wireless contract.
Any additionally incurred costs are not a part
of Apps.
▷ Use only BMW approved software applica‐
tions; otherwise, it may result in malfunc‐
tions.
Information about suitable cell phones, available
software applications and their installation can
be found at www.bmw.com/connectivity or at
the service center.
Create the entries.
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Otherwise, the vehicle occu‐
pants and other road users may be put in danger
because of the distraction from driving.
PlugIn
Selected functions of the cell phone are dis‐
played on the Control Display. Operation can be
performed via iDrive.
1. Connect cell phone via the snap-in adapter.
2. "ConnectedDrive"
3. "PlugIn"
4. "Activate PlugIn"
5. Navigate to the displayed functions via the
controller and select, for example, a desired
category or track.
Press button to switch within the cell
phone functions to a higher level or back.
Press button twice to switch back to the
main menu.
Notes
▷ The ranges of Apps that can be displayed on
the Control Display depend on the range of
installed software applications on the cell
phone.
▷ The data transmission of the software ap‐
plications from the cell phone to the vehicle
can last some time. Some software applica‐
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tions depend on the speed of the available
Internet connection of the cell phone.
▷ Some cell phones cannot simultaneously
use Apps and the Bluetooth hands-free sys‐
tem.
If necessary, restart the software application
on the cell phone after a phone conversa‐
tion.
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To ensure that you remain mobile at all times, this
chapter supplies you with important information
on the topics of fuels and lubricants, wheels and
tires, service, maintenance, and Roadside
Assistance.
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Refueling
Refueling
Vehicle equipment
2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
Refuel promptly
3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
Refuel below a range of 30 miles/50 km;
otherwise, engine functions are not ensured and
damage may occur.◀
Fuel cap
Opening
1. Briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler
flap.
Closing
1. Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
2. Close the fuel filler flap.
Do not pinch the retaining strap
Do not pinch the retaining strap attached
to the cap; otherwise, the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape.
A message is displayed if the cap is loose or
missing.◀
Manually unlocking fuel filler flap
In the event of an electrical malfunction, for ex‐
ample.
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1. Open the cover on the right side trim. To do
this, turn the cap.
2. Pull the green knob with the fuel pump sym‐
bol. This releases the fuel filler flap.
Observe the following when
refueling
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
Handling fuels
Obey safety regulations posted at the gas
station.◀
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Fuel
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Fuel quality
Fuels that are marked on the gas pump as con‐
taining metal must not be used.
Refuel only with unleaded gasoline with‐
out metallic additives.
Do not refuel with any leaded gasoline or gaso‐
line with metallic additives, e. g. manganese or
iron, or permanent damage to the catalytic con‐
verter and other components.◀
Do not refuel with ethanol
Do not refuel with E85, i.e., fuel with an
ethanol content of 85 %, or with Flex Fuel, as this
would damage the engine and fuel supply sys‐
tem.◀
Use high-quality brands
Field experience has indicated significant differ‐
ences in fuel quality: volatility, composition, ad‐
ditives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale in
the United States and Canada.
Fuels containing up to and including 10 % etha‐
nol or other oxygenates with up to 2.8 % oxygen
by weight, that is, 15 % MTBE or 3 % methanol
plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not
void the applicable warranties with respect to
defects in materials or workmanship.
Minimum fuel grade
The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
driveability, starting and stalling problems es‐
pecially under certain environmental conditions
such as high ambient temperature and high al‐
titude.
Should you encounter driveability problems
which you suspect could be related to the fuel
you are using, we recommend that you respond
by switching to a recognized high-quality brand
such as gasoline that is advertised as Top Tier
Detergent Gasoline.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in unscheduled maintenance.◀
Required fuel
Gasoline with lower AKI
The minimum AKI Rating is 89.
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat‐
ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Minimum fuel grade
Do not use any gasoline below the mini‐
mum specified fuel grade; otherwise, engine
damage may occur.◀
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Mobility
Wheels and tires
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Tire inflation pressure
Safety information
Pressure specifications
The tire inflation pressure table, refer to
page 264, contains all pressure specifications
for the specified tire sizes at the ambient tem‐
perature. Pressure specifications apply to ap‐
proved tire sizes and recommended tire brands.
This information can be obtained from your
service center.
To identify the correct tire inflation pressure,
please note the following:
▷ Tire sizes of your vehicle.
▷ Maximum allowable driving speed.
The tire characteristics and tire inflation pres‐
sure influence the following:
Tire inflation pressures up to 100 mph/
160 km/h
▷ The service life of the tires.
For speeds of up to 100 mph/160 km/h and for
optimum driving comfort, note the pressure val‐
ues in the tire inflation pressure table, refer to
page 264, and adjust as necessary.
▷ Road safety.
▷ Driving comfort.
Checking the pressure
Only check the tire inflation pressure when the
tires are cold. This means after driving no more
than 1.25 miles/2 km or when the vehicle has
been parked for at least 2 hours. When the tires
are warm, the tire inflation pressure is higher.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
Regularly check the tire inflation pressure
and correct it as needed: at least twice a month
and before a long trip. If you fail to observe this
precaution, you may be driving on tires with in‐
correct tire pressures, a condition that may not
only compromise your vehicle's driving stability,
but also lead to tire damage and the risk of an
accident.◀
These pressure values can also be found on the
tire inflation pressure label on the driver's door
pillar.
Maximum permissible speed
Do not exceed 100 mph/160 km/h; other‐
wise, tire damage and accidents may result.◀
After correcting the tire inflation pressure:
▷ Reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor.
▷ Reinitialize the Tire Pressure Monitor.
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Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressure values up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Tire size
320i
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.4 / 35
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
Tire size
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
Compact wheel:
T 135/80 R 18 104
M
225/50 R 17 94 V M 2.2 / 32
+S A/S RSC
2.2 / 32
Tire size
225/50 R 17 94 H M
+S RSC
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
2.4 / 35
4.2 / 60
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
225/50 R 17 94 V M 2.2 / 32
+S A/S RSC
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
225/50 R 17 94 W
RSC
-
F.: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
-
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2.2 / 32
2.4/ 35
2.2 / 32
225/50 R 17 94 H M
+S RSC
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.2 / 32
+S A/S RSC
2.2 / 32
2.8/ 41
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
F: 225/50 R 17 94 W 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/45 R 17 98 W
RSC
-
328i
225/50 R 17 94 V
RSC
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.2 / 32
+S RSC
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
2.4 / 35
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
F: 225/50 R 17 94 W 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/45 R 17 98 W
RSC
-
F: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
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Tire size
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Tire size
Mobility
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
2.4 / 35
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.6 / 38
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.4 / 35
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
-
Compact wheel:
Compact wheel:
T 135/80 R 18 104
M
2.8 / 41
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
3.0 / 44
Speed up to a max. of
T 135/80 R 18 104 50 mph / 80 km/h
M
4.2 / 60
Tire inflation pressures at max. speeds
above 100 mph/160 km/h
4.2 / 60
Speeds above 100 mph/160 km/h
335i
Tire size
-
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
In order to drive at maximum speeds in ex‐
cess of 100 mph/160 km/h, please observe, and,
if necessary, adjust tire pressures for speeds
exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h from the relevant
table on the following pages. Otherwise tire
damage and accidents could occur.◀
Tire inflation pressure values over
100 mph/160 km/h
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.2 / 32
+S A/S RSC
2.6 / 38
320i
Tire size
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
F: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.4 / 35
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
-
2.4 / 35
2.6 / 38
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
225/50 R 17 94 V M 2.2 / 32
+S A/S RSC
2.7 / 39
225/50 R 17 94 V
RSC
225/50 R 17 94 H M
+S RSC
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Tire size
Wheels and tires
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.4 / 35
+S RSC
2.9 / 42
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
F: 225/50 R 17 94 W 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/45 R 17 98 W
RSC
-
F: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.2 / 32
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.4 / 35
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
-
T 135/80 R 18 104
M
2.2 / 32
2.2 / 32
2.5 / 36
2.9 / 42
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
4.2 / 60
Tire size
225/50 R 17 94 V M 2.3 / 33
+S A/S RSC
2.8 / 41
225/50 R 17 94 W
RSC
225/50 R 17 94 H M
+S RSC
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.5 / 36
+S RSC
3.0 / 44
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
F: 225/50 R 17 94 W 2.3 / 33
RSC
R: 255/45 R 17 98 W
RSC
-
F: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.3 / 33
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.5 / 36
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.7 / 39
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
-
Compact wheel
T 135/80 R 18 104
M
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Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
Compact wheel
328i
2.5 / 36
2.5 / 36
2.7 / 39
3.2 / 46
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
4.2 / 60
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335i
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103: load rating, not for ZR tires
Tire size
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Y: speed rating, before the R on ZR tires
Speed letter
T = up to 118 mph, 190 km/h
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
H = up to 131 mph, 210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph, 240 km/h
W = up to 167 mph, 270 km/h
225/45 R 18 91 V M 2.6 / 38
+S RSC
3.2 / 46
Y = up to 186 mph, 300 km/h
225/45 R 18 91 Y
RSC
Tire Identification Number
225/45 R 18 95 V M
+S XL RSC
xxxx: manufacturer code for the tire brand
DOT code: DOT xxxx xxx 3510
xxx: tire size and tire design
F: 225/45 R 18 91 Y 2.6 / 38
RSC
R: 255/40 R 18 95 Y
RSC
-
3510: tire age
2.8 / 41
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
F: 225/40 R 19 89 Y 2.6 / 38
RSC
R: 255/35 R 19 92 Y
RSC
-
F: 225/35 R 20 90 Y 2.8 / 41
XL RSC
R: 255/30 R 20 92 Y
XL RSC
-
3.0 / 44
Tire age
DOT … 3510: the tire was manufactured in the
35th week in 2010.
Recommendation
3.4 / 49
Compact wheel
Speed up to a max. of
T 135/80 R 18 104 50 mph / 80 km/h
M
4.2 / 60
Tire identification marks
Regardless of wear, replace tires at least every
6 years.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width.
For example: Treadwear 200; Traction AA;
Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Treadwear
Tire size
Traction AA A B C
255/50 R 19 103 Y
255: nominal width in mm
50: aspect ratio in %
R: radial tire code
Temperature A B C
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal
Safety Requirements in addition to these
grades.
19: rim diameter in inches
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Wheels and tires
Treadwear
Temperature grade for this tire
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified gov‐
ernment test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half, 1 g, times as
well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use, however,
and may depart significantly from the norm due
to variations in driving habits, service practices
and differences in road characteristics and cli‐
mate.
Traction
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfa‐
ces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and
does not include acceleration, cornering, hydro‐
planing, or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
and C, representing the tire's resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sus‐
tained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades Band A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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The temperature grade for this tire is es‐
tablished for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinfla‐
tion, or excessive loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat buildup and pos‐
sible tire failure.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.◀
RSC – Run-flat tires
Run-flat tires, refer to page 271, are labeled with
a circular symbol containing the letters RSC
marked on the sidewall.
M+S
Winter and all-season tires with better cold
weather performance than summer tires.
Tire tread
Summer tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.12 in/3 mm.
There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if
the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.
Winter tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.16 in/4 mm.
Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are
less suitable for winter operation.
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Minimum tread depth
Mobility
In case of tire damage
If there are indications of tire damage, re‐
duce your speed immediately and have the
wheels and tires checked right away; otherwise,
there is the increased risk of an accident.
Drive carefully to the next service center or tire
shop.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.
Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's
circumference and have the legally required
minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI,
Tread Wear Indicator.
Tire damage
General information
Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign ob‐
jects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.
Notes
Otherwise, tire damage can be life-threatening
for vehicle occupants and other traffic partici‐
pants.◀
Repair of tire damage
For safety reasons, the manufacturer of
your vehicle recommends that you do not have
damaged tires repaired; they should be re‐
placed. Otherwise, damage can occur as a re‐
sult.◀
Changing wheels and tires
Mounting
Information on mounting tires
Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as
well as debris, curbs and other obstacles can
cause serious damage to wheels, tires and sus‐
pension parts. This is more likely to occur with
low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning
between the wheel and the road. Be careful to
avoid road hazards and reduce your speed, es‐
pecially if your vehicle is equipped with low-pro‐
file tires.
Indications of tire damage or other vehicle de‐
fects:
▷ Unusual vibrations during driving.
▷ Unusual handling such as a strong tendency
to pull to the left or right.
Damage can, e. g., be caused by driving over
curbs, road damage, or similar things.
Have mounting and balancing performed
only by a service center or tire specialist.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Wheel and tire combination
Information on the correct wheel-tire combina‐
tion and rim versions for your vehicle can be ob‐
tained from your service center.
Incorrect wheel and tire combinations impair the
function of a variety of systems such as ABS or
DSC.
To maintain good handling and vehicle re‐
sponse, use only tires with a single tread con‐
figuration from a single manufacturer.
Following tire damage, have the original wheel
and tire combination remounted on the vehicle
as soon as possible.
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Wheels and tires
Approved wheels and tires
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle recom‐
mends that you use only wheels and tires that
have been approved for your particular vehicle
model.
Possibly substantial variations in the de‐
sign and age of the tire casing structures can
limit service life and have a negative impact on
road safety.◀
For example, despite having the same official
size ratings, variations can lead to body contact
and with it, the risk of severe accidents.
Winter tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle cannot evalu‐
ate non-approved wheels and tires to determine
if they are suited for use, and therefore cannot
ensure the operating safety of the vehicle if they
are mounted.◀
Recommended tire brands
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends
winter tires for winter roads or at temperatures
below +45 ℉/+7 ℃.
Although so-called all-season M+S tires do pro‐
vide better winter traction than summer tires,
they do not provide the same level of perform‐
ance as winter tires.
Maximum speed of winter tires
If the maximum speed of the vehicle is higher
than the permissible speed for the winter tires,
then display a corresponding sign in the field of
vision. You can obtain this sign from the tire spe‐
cialist or from your service center.
Maximum speed for winter tires
For each tire size, the manufacturer of your ve‐
hicle recommends certain tire brands. These
can be identified by a star on the tire sidewall.
With proper use, these tires meet the highest
standards for safety and handling.
New tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
Drive conservatively for the first 200 miles/
300 km.
Run-flat tires
If you are already using run-flat tires, for your
own safety you should replace them only with
the same kind. No spare tire is available in the
case of a flat tire. Your service center will be glad
to advise you.
Rotating wheels between axles
The manufacturer of your vehicle advises
against swapping wheels between the front and
rear axles.
This can impair the handling characteristics.
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not rec‐
ommend the use of retreaded tires.
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Do not exceed the maximum speed for the
winter tires; otherwise, tire damage and acci‐
dents can occur.◀
Storage
Store wheels and tires in a cool, dry place with
as little exposure to light as possible.
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Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Mobility
Use
Use only in pairs on the rear wheels, equipped
with the tires of the following size:
▷ 205/60 R 16.
▷ 225/55 R 16.
Run-flat tires
▷ 225/50 R 17.
Label
Follow the chain manufacturer's instructions.
▷ 225/45 R 18.
Make sure that the snow chains are always suf‐
ficiently tight. Retighten as needed according to
the chain manufacturer's instructions.
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
RSC label on the tire sidewall.
The wheels are composed of special rims and
tires that are self-supporting, to a limited de‐
gree.
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a pressure loss.
Do not initialize the Tire Pressure Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
When driving with snow chains, briefly activate
Dynamic Traction Control if necessary.
Maximum speed with snow chains
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph/50 km/h when
using snow chains.
Continued driving with a damaged tire, refer to
page 99.
Changing run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
Snow chains
Fine-link snow chains
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains have
been tested by the manufacturer of your vehicle,
classified as road-safe and recommended.
Consult your service center for more informa‐
tion.
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Engine compartment
Engine compartment
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Important features in the engine compartment
1
Jump-starting, negative terminal
6
Oil filler neck
2
Vehicle identification number
7
Coolant reservoir
3
Washer fluid reservoir
4
Jump-starting, positive terminal
5
Engine compartment fuse box
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The coolant reservoir for 6-cylinder and die‐
sel engines is located on the opposite side
of the engine compartment.
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Mobility
Hood
Indicator/warning lamps
Notes
When the hood is opened, a Check Control mes‐
sage is displayed.
Working in the engine compartment
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without the
necessary professional technical training.
Closing the hood
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guide‐
lines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a service center.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Never reach into the engine compartment
Never reach into the intermediate spaces
or gaps in the engine compartment. Otherwise,
there is risk of injury, e.g. from rotating or hot
parts.◀
Fold down wiper arm
Before opening the hood, ensure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield, or this
may result in damage.◀
Opening the hood
Let the hood drop from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm and push down on it to lock it fully.
The hood must audibly engage on both sides.
Hood open when driving
If you see any signs that the hood is not
completely closed while driving, pull over imme‐
diately and close it securely.◀
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
1. Pull lever in the interior:
Engine is released, arrow 1.
2. After the lever is released, pull the lever
again:
Hood can be opened, arrow 2.
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Engine oil
Engine oil
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
General information
The engine oil consumption is dependent on the
driving style and driving conditions.
Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level
after refueling.
Check oil level
The concept
The oil level is monitored electronically during
driving and shown on the Control Display.
Detailed measurement
Requirements:
▷ Vehicle is on a level road and the engine is
running at operating temperature.
▷ Manual transmission: Shift lever in neutral
position clutch and gas pedal not de‐
pressed.
▷ Automatic transmission: Selector lever in
transmission position N or P and gas pedal
not depressed.
In order to perform a detailed measurement of
the engine oil level:
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Measure engine oil level"
4. "Start measurement"
The oil level is checked and displayed via a scale.
During the detailed measurement, the idle
speed is increased somewhat.
Duration: approx. 1 minute.
If the oil level reaches the minimum level, a
check control message is displayed.
Adding engine oil
Displaying the oil level
Filler neck
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Engine oil level"
Possible messages
▷ "Engine oil level OK"
▷ "Engine oil at minimum. Add 1 quart of
engine oil!"
Within the next 125 miles/200 km, a maxi‐
mum of 1 US quart/liter oil.
▷ "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1
quart!"
When the indicator lights up in the instrument
cluster, add 1 US quart/liter of engine oil within
the next 125 miles/200 km.
Immediately add 1 US quart/liter of oil.
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Do not add too much engine oil
When too much engine oil is added, im‐
mediately have the vehicle checked, otherwise,
this may cause engine damage.◀
Protect children
Keep oil, grease, etc., out of reach of chil‐
dren and heed the warnings on the containers
to prevent health risks.◀
Mobility
Alternative oil types
If the approved engine oils are not available, up
to 1 US quart/liter of an oil with the following
specification can be added:
Specification
API SM or superior grade specification
Oil change
Oil types for refilling
An oil change should be carried out by your
service center only.
Notes
No oil additives
Oil additives may lead to engine damage.◀
Viscosity grades for engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that
the engine oil belongs to one of the viscosity
grades SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40,
and SAE 5W-30 or malfunctions or engine dam‐
age may occur.◀
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
engine.
Some types of oils in some cases are not avail‐
able in all countries.
Approved oil types
Specification
BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01 FE
Additional information about the approved
types of oils can be requested from the service
center.
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Coolant
Coolant
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Adding engine oil
1. Let the engine cool.
2. Turn the cap of the coolant reservoir slightly
counterclockwise to allow any excess pres‐
sure to dissipate, and then open it.
General information
Danger of burns from hot engine
Do not open the cooling system while the
engine is hot; otherwise, escaping coolant may
cause burns.◀
Suitable additives
Only use suitable additives; otherwise, en‐
gine damage may occur. The additives are
harmful to your health.◀
Coolant consists of water and additives.
Not all commercially available additives are suit‐
able for your vehicle. Ask your service center for
suitable additives.
3. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
4. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
5. Have the cause of the coolant loss elimi‐
nated as soon as possible.
Disposal
Comply with the relevant environmental
protection regulations when disposing
of coolant and coolant additives.
Coolant level
Checking
1. Let the engine cool.
2. The coolant level is correct if it lies between
the minimum and maximum marks. The
marks are on the side of the coolant reser‐
voir.
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Mobility
Maintenance
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
BMW Maintenance System
The maintenance system directs you to re‐
quired maintenance measures and thereby sup‐
ports you in maintaining road safety and the op‐
erational reliability of the vehicle.
Condition Based Service CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take into ac‐
count the driving conditions of your vehicle.
Based on this, Condition Based Service deter‐
mines the maintenance requirements.
The system makes it possible to adapt the
amount of maintenance you need to your user
profile.
Detailed information on service requirements,
refer to page 77, can be displayed on the Control
Display.
Service data in the remote control
Information on the required maintenance is con‐
tinuously stored in the remote control. Your
service center will read out this data and suggest
the right array of service procedures for your ve‐
hicle.
Therefore, hand your service specialist the re‐
mote control that you used most recently.
Storage periods
Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
count.
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter.
Service history
Perform maintenance work at the service center
and have them recorded in the vehicle data. The
entries are like a service booklet of the docu‐
mentation of regular maintenance.
Displaying entered maintenance work on the
Control Display, refer to page 78.
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Infor‐
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
Maintenance and repair should be performed by
your service center. Make sure to have regular
maintenance procedures recorded in the vehi‐
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models, and in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These en‐
tries are proof of regular maintenance.
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Maintenance
Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis
Position
Data memory
Your vehicle records data relating to vehicle op‐
eration, faults and user settings. These data are
stored in the remote control and can be read out
with suitable devices, particularly when the ve‐
hicle is serviced. The data obtained in this way
provide valuable information for service proc‐
esses and repair or for optimizing and develop‐
ing vehicle functions further.
In addition, if you signed a service contract for
BMW Assist, certain vehicle data can be sent
directly from the vehicle to facilitate the desired
services.
There is an OBD socket on the driver's side for
checking the primary components in the vehicle
emissions.
Emissions
▷ The warning lamp lights up:
Emissions are deteriorating. Have
the vehicle checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
Canadian model: warning light indi‐
cates the engine symbol.
▷ The warning lamp flashes under certain cir‐
cumstances:
This indicates that there is excessive misfir‐
ing in the engine.
Reduce the vehicle speed and have the sys‐
tem checked immediately; otherwise, seri‐
ous engine misfiring within a brief period can
seriously damage emission control compo‐
nents, in particular the catalytic converter.
Fuel cap
The indicator lamp lights up.
If the fuel cap is not properly tightened,
the OBD system may conclude that fuel
vapor is escaping. If the cap is then tightened,
the display should go out in a short time.
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Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Onboard vehicle tool kit
3. Squeeze the retainer spring, arrow 1, and
fold up the wiper blade, arrow 2.
4. Remove the wiper blade forward from the
catch.
5. Insert the new wiper blade in reverse order
of removal until it locks in place.
Risk of damage
Before opening the hood, ensure that the
wiper arms with the wiper blades are against the
windshield to prevent damage.◀
The onboard vehicle tool kit is located on the
right side in the cargo area in a storage com‐
partment. Open the cover.
Lamp and bulb replacement
General information
Wiper blade replacement
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution
to vehicle safety.
General information
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends
that you entrust corresponding procedures to
the service center if you are unfamiliar with them
or they are not described here.
Do not fold down the wipers without wiper
blades
Do not fold down the wipers if wiper blades have
not been installed; this may damage the wind‐
shield.◀
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at the service center.
Replacing the wiper blades
Only change bulbs when they are cool;
otherwise, there is the danger of getting
burned.◀
1. To change the wiper blades, fold up, refer to
page 66, the wiper arms.
Danger of burns
2. Fold up and hold the wiper arm firmly.
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Working on the lighting system
When working on the lighting system, you
should always switch off the lights affected to
prevent short circuits.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage
when replacing bulbs, observe any instructions
provided by the bulb manufacturer.◀
If the headlamps do not dim despite driving with
the light switched on, increasing humidity forms,
e. g. water droplets in the light, have the service
center check this.
Front lamps, bulb replacement
Halogen headlamps
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center. Due to the high voltage present
in the system, there is the danger of fatal injuries
if work is carried out improperly.◀
Do not touch the bulbs
Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare hands, as even minute amounts of
contamination will burn into the bulb's surface
and reduce its service life.
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Parking lamps
2
High beams/headlamp flasher
3
Low beams
Use a clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or
hold the bulb by its base.◀
4
Turn signal
5
Daytime running lights
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
Accessing the turn signals and low beams
Light-emitting diodes installed behind a cover
serve as the light source for controls, display el‐
ements and other equipment.
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
These light-emitting diodes, which are related
to conventional lasers, are officially designated
as Class 1 light-emitting diodes.
1. In the wheel house, loosen the two brackets
and remove the cover.
Do not remove the covers
Do not remove the covers, and never stare
into the unfiltered light for several hours; other‐
wise, irritation of the retina could result.◀
Headlamp glass
Condensation can form on the inside of the ex‐
ternal lamps in cool or humid weather. When
driving with the light switched on, the conden‐
sation evaporates after a short time. The head‐
lamp glasses do not need to be changed.
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Turn signal
Low beams
21-watt bulb, PY21W
55-watt bulb, H7
1. If necessary, pull the inside trim of the wheel
house slightly inward. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove.
1. Turn the cap counterclockwise and remove.
2. Tilt the bulb down and then up to loosen it
from the holder and remove.
2. Press the bulb gently into the socket, turn
counterclockwise and remove.
3. Install the new bulb and bulb holder in re‐
verse order of removal.
4. Attach the cover to the wheel house.
3. Pull the connector off the bulb.
4. Attach the connector to the new bulb.
5. First insert the bulb at the top with the strap,
arrow 1, and then press down firmly, arrow 2.
Make sure that the bulb snaps into place.
6. Close the headlamp housing with the cap.
Make sure that the cap engages.
7. Attach the cover to the wheel house.
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Accessing the daytime running lights, high
beams/headlamp flasher and parking lamps
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
High beams/headlamp flasher
55-watt bulb, H7
1. Tilt the bulb down and then up to loosen it
from the holder and remove.
1. Open the hood, refer to page 273.
2. Turn the cap counterclockwise and remove.
2. Pull the connector off the bulb.
3. Attach the connector to the new bulb.
4. First insert the bulb at the top with the strap,
arrow 1, and then press down firmly, arrow 2.
Make sure that the bulb snaps into place.
Parking lamps
6-watt bulb, H6W
1. Turn the bulb holder counterclockwise and
remove.
5. Close the headlamp housing with the cap.
Make sure that the cap engages.
2. Press the bulb gently into the socket, turn
counterclockwise and remove.
3. To insert the bulb and bulb holder, proceed
in reverse order of removal. Make sure that
the bulb holder snaps into place.
4. Close the headlamp housing with the cap.
Make sure that the cap engages.
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Headlamps
24-watt bulb, PW24W
1. If necessary, remove the high beam bulb
connector.
2. Remove the bulb holder.
3. Remove the bulb from the bulb holder.
1
Parking lamps/daytime running lights
2
Low beams/high beams/headlamp flasher
3
Turn signal
Low beams and high beams are designed with
xenon technology.
4. To insert the new bulb, proceed in reverse
order of removal. During insertion, the bot‐
tom of the bulb holder must be facing down‐
ward. Make sure that the bulb holder snaps
into place.
The parking lamps and daylight running lights
are made using LED technology.
5. Attach the high beam bulb connector.
Turn signal
6. Close the headlamp housing with the cap.
Make sure that the cap engages.
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Xenon headlamps
Xenon headlamps
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the like‐
lihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps
on and off frequently shortens their life.
If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps
and continue the trip with great care. Comply
with local regulations.
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center. Due to the high voltage present
in the system, there is the danger of fatal injuries
if work is carried out improperly.◀
For checking and adjusting headlamp aim,
please contact your BMW center.
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21-watt bulb, PY21W
1. In the wheel house, loosen the two brackets
and remove the cover.
Carefully raise the wheel house panel, ar‐
row 2.
2. Pull off the bulb connector, arrow 1.
2. If necessary, pull the inside trim of the wheel
house slightly inward. Turn the bulb holder
counterclockwise and remove.
Turn the bulb, arrow 2.
Left side of vehicle: turn clockwise.
Right side of vehicle: turn counterclockwise.
Remove the bulb.
3. Press the bulb gently into the socket, turn
counterclockwise and remove.
4. Install the new bulb and bulb holder in re‐
verse order of removal.
3. Insert the new bulb, connect the connector
and screw on the wheel house panel.
5. Attach the cover to the wheel house.
Turn signal in exterior mirror
Front fog lamps
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
35-watt bulb, H8
The turn signals feature LED technology. Con‐
tact your service center in the event of a mal‐
function.
1. Use the back side of the screwdriver from
the onboard vehicle tool kit to remove the
three wheel house panel screws, arrow 1.
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Removing the exterior tail lamp
1. Open trunk lid.
At a glance
2. Use the screwdriver from the onboard vehi‐
cle tool kit to loosen the screw, arrow 1, and
remove the cover, arrow 2.
1
Turn signal
2
Reversing lamp
3
Inside brake lamp
4
Tail lamps
5
Outside brake lamp
3. Use the screwdriver handle to loosen the
two nuts, arrows 1 and 2, and remove. The
tail lamp is still attached to a rubber mount
on the outside.
Bulb replacement, exterior tail lamps
General information
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
Turn signal: 21-watt bulb, P21W
Exterior brake lamp: 21-watt bulb, P21W
The tail lamps feature LED technology. Contact
your service center in the event of a malfunction.
Use caution when replacing the bulb
Use caution and proceed one step at a
time when replacing the bulbs to prevent dam‐
age to the tail lamps or vehicle.◀
4. Grasp the inner edge of the tail lamp and
carefully swing it back and out of the rubber
mount, arrow 1. Use your free hand to hold
it in place in order to prevent the tail lamp
from coming loose suddenly. Make sure that
the foam rubber sealing ring is on the cen‐
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5. Remove the connecting line from the clip on
the bulb holder.
ponent, arrow 2. Make sure that the tail lamp
engages in the rubber mount.
6. Release the catch at the top on the connec‐
tor of the connecting line and remove the
connector from the bulb holder.
Replacing the bulbs
1. Loosen the four fasteners, arrow 1, on the
bulb holder and remove the bulb holder from
the tail lamp, arrow 2.
4. Screw the two nuts onto the tail lamp and
mount the cover.
Lamps in the trunk lid
General information
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
2. Press the defective bulb gently into the
socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.
3. Proceed in the reverse order to insert the
new bulb and attach the bulb holder. Make
sure that the bulb holder engages in all fas‐
teners.
Installing the tail lamp
Reversing lamps: 21-watt bulb, P21W
Inner brake lamps: 21-watt bulb, H21W
Accessing the lamps
1. Use the screwdriver from the onboard vehi‐
cle tool kit to loosen and completely remove
the six screws on the trim.
1. Connect the connecting line to the tail lamp
and secure the bulb holder in the clip.
2. Make sure that the sealing ring is on the
centering pin, arrow 2, and is not damaged.
3. Position and firmly press the outer part of
the tail lamp onto the rubber mount, arrow 1
and the inner part onto the centering com‐
2. Carefully loosen the trim from the trunk lid,
starting at the edge and working toward the
area around the recessed grips. Make sure
that the trim does not become stuck.
3. Carefully swing out the trim.
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Replacing the reversing lamp and inner
brake lamp
Changing wheels
1. Loosen the two fasteners, arrow 1 and pull
down on the lamp holder to remove, arrow 2.
Notes
The vehicle equipment does not include a spare
tire.
When using run-flat tires or tire sealants, a tire
does not need to be changed immediately in the
event of pressure loss due to a flat tire.
The tools for changing wheels are available as
accessories from your service center.
Jacking points for the vehicle jack
2. Press the defective bulb gently into the
socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.
3. Insert the new bulb.
Installing the bulb holder
1. Slide the bulb holder onto the two guide
pins, arrow 1. Insert the two contacts, ar‐
row 2, into the connections, arrow 3.
The jacking points for the vehicle jack are lo‐
cated at the positions shown.
Vehicle battery
Maintenance
The battery is maintenance-free, i.e., the elec‐
trolyte will last for the life of the battery.
2. Press on the bulb holder. Make sure that the
two exterior fasteners latch into place.
Your service center will be glad to advise you on
questions regarding the battery.
3. Swing the trim back onto the trunk lid and
secure.
Battery replacement
Tail lamp, license plate lamp and
central brake lamp
Follow the General instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 279.
The lamps feature LED technology. Contact
your service center in the event of a malfunction.
Use approved vehicle batteries only
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
approved for your vehicle by the manufacturer;
otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged and
systems or functions may not be fully availa‐
ble.◀
After a battery replacement, have the battery
registered on the vehicle by your service center
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to ensure that all comfort functions are fully
available and that any Check Control messages
are no longer displayed.
In the engine compartment
1. Use the onboard vehicle toolkit to loosen the
three cover screws, arrow 1.
Charging the battery
In the vehicle, only charge the battery via the
starting aid terminals, refer to page 292, in the
engine compartment with the engine off.
Power failure
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
needs to be reinitialized.
Individual settings need to be reprogrammed:
2. Pull up the holder, arrow 2.
▷ Seat and mirror memory: store the positions
again.
3. Remove the cover from one side, arrow 3.
▷ Time: update.
4. Press the four fasteners and remove the
cover.
▷ Date: update.
▷ Radio station: save again.
▷ Navigation system: wait for the operability of
the navigation.
Disposing of old batteries
Have old batteries disposed of by your
service center or bring them to a recy‐
cling center.
Maintain the battery in an upright position for
transport and storage. Secure the battery so
that it does not tip over during transport.
Reattaching the covers
1. When attaching the cover, make sure that all
four fasteners are engaged.
2. Attach the cover under the rubber lip and
then thread it between the bars.
Fuses
Notes
Replacing fuses
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a substitute
of another color or amperage rating; this could
lead to a circuit overload, ultimately resulting in
a fire in the vehicle.◀
Plastic tweezers and information on the fuse
types and locations are stored in the fuse box in
the cargo area.
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3. Press down on the holder and tighten the
three screws.
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In the cargo area
Raise the cargo floor panel.
Information on the fuse types and locations is
found on a separate sheet.
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Breakdown assistance
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Hazard warning flashers
Emergency Request not guaranteed
For technical reasons, the Emergency Re‐
quest cannot be guaranteed under unfavorable
conditions.◀
Service contract
▷ After your contract with BMW Assist has ex‐
pired, the BMW Assist system can be deac‐
tivated by the service center without you
having to visit a workshop.
After deactivation, an Emergency Request
is no longer possible.
▷ Under certain circumstances, the system
can be reactivated by a service center after
you sign a new contract.
Initiating an Emergency Request
The button is located in the center console.
Emergency Request
Requirements
▷ Equipment version with full preparation
package mobile phone.
An Emergency Request can be made, even
if no mobile phones are paired with the ve‐
hicle.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
▷ The radio ready state is switched on.
▷ The BMW Assist system is logged in to a
wireless communications network sup‐
ported by BMW Assist.
▷ The Assist system is functional.
Only press the SOS button in an emergency.
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1. Press the cover briefly to open it.
2. Press the SOS button until the LED in the
button lights up.
▷ The LED lights up: an Emergency Request
was initiated.
If the situation allows, wait in your vehicle
until the voice connection has been estab‐
lished.
▷ The LED flashes if the connection to the
BMW Assist Response Center has been es‐
tablished.
After the Emergency Request arrives at the
BMW Assist Response Center, the BMW
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takes further steps to help you.
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First aid kit
Even if you are unable to respond, the BMW
Assist Response Center can take further
steps to help you under certain circumstan‐
ces.
For this purpose, data that are used to de‐
termine the necessary rescue measures,
such as the current position of the vehicle if
it can be established, are transmitted to the
BMW Assist Response Center.
▷ If the LED is flashing but the BMW Assist
Response Center cannot be heard on the
hands-free system, the hands-free system
may be malfunctioning. However, the BMW
Assist Response Center may still be able to
hear you.
The first aid kit is located in the cargo area in a
storage compartment.
Some of the articles have a limited service life.
Check the expiration dates of the contents reg‐
ularly and replace any expired items promptly.
Initiating an Emergency Request
automatically
Roadside Assistance
Under certain conditions, an Emergency Re‐
quest is automatically initiated immediately after
a severe accident. Automatic Collision Notifica‐
tion is not affected by pressing the SOS button.
Service availability
Warning triangle
Roadside Assistance can be reached around the
clock in many countries. You can obtain assis‐
tance there in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
Roadside Assistance
The Roadside Assistance, refer to page 251,
phone number can be viewed on the iDrive or a
connection to Roadside Assistance can be es‐
tablished directly.
Jump starting
Notes
The warning triangle is located on the inside of
the trunk lid.
To remove, loosen the bracket.
If the battery is discharged, an engine can be
started using the battery of another vehicle and
two jumper cables. Only use jumper cables with
fully insulated clamp handles.
To prevent personal injury or damage to both
vehicles, adhere strictly to the following proce‐
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Do not touch live parts
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal injury,
always avoid all contact with electrical compo‐
nents while the engine is running.◀
Preparation
1. Check whether the battery of the other ve‐
hicle has a voltage of 12 volts. This informa‐
tion can be found on the battery.
2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehi‐
cle.
3. Switch off any electronic systems/power
consumers in both vehicles.
Bodywork contact between vehicles
The body ground or a special nut acts as the
negative terminal.
Connecting the cables
1. Open the cover of the BMW starting aid ter‐
minal.
Make sure that there is no contact be‐
tween the bodywork of the two vehicles; other‐
wise, there is the danger of short circuits.◀
2. Attach one terminal clamp of the positive
jumper cable to the positive terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding starting aid
terminal of the assisting vehicle.
Starting aid terminals
3. Attach the other end of the cable to the pos‐
itive terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding starting aid terminal of the vehicle
to be started.
Connecting order
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order; otherwise, there is the danger of injury
from sparking.◀
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the negative
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding engine or
body ground of assisting vehicle.
5. Attach the other end of the cable to the neg‐
ative terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding engine or body ground of the ve‐
hicle to be started.
Starting the engine
The so-called starting aid terminal in the engine
compartment acts as the battery's positive ter‐
minal.
Open the cover of the starting aid terminal.
Never use spray fluids to start the engine.
1. Start the engine of the assisting vehicle and
let it run for several minutes at an increased
idle speed.
2. Start the engine of the vehicle being started
in the usual way.
If the first starting attempt is not successful,
wait a few minutes before making another
attempt in order to allow the discharged bat‐
tery to recharge.
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3. Let both engines run for several minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse
order.
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Towing
Follow the towing instructions
Check the battery and recharge if necessary.
Follow all towing instructions; otherwise,
vehicle damage or accidents may occur.◀
Tow-starting and towing
▷ Make sure that the ignition is switched on;
otherwise, the low beams, tail lamps, turn
signals, and windshield wipers may be un‐
available.
Automatic transmission: transporting
your vehicle
Note
Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed.
Therefore, contact a service center in the event
of a breakdown.
Do not have the vehicle towed
Have your vehicle transported on a loading
platform only; otherwise, damage may occur.◀
▷ Do not tow the vehicle with the rear axle
tilted, as the front wheels could turn.
▷ When the engine is stopped, there is no
power assist. Consequently, more force
needs to be applied when braking and steer‐
ing.
▷ Larger steering wheel movements are re‐
quired.
Tow truck
Tow truck
Have your vehicle transported with a tow truck
with a so-called lift bar or on a flat bed.
Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
Use the tow fitting screwed in at the front for
maneuvering the vehicle only.
Towing other vehicles
Manual transmission
General information
Gearshift lever in neutral position.
Light towing vehicle
Your vehicle must not be lighter than the
vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will not be
possible to control vehicle response.◀
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Attaching the tow bar/tow rope correctly
Tow fitting
Attach the tow bar or tow rope to the tow
fitting; connecting it to other vehicle parts may
cause damage.◀
▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐
pending on local regulations.
▷ If the electrical system has failed, clearly
identify the vehicle being towed by placing
a sign or a warning triangle in the rear win‐
dow.
Tow bar
The tow fittings used should be on the same
side on both vehicles.
Should it prove impossible to avoid mounting
the tow bar at an offset angle, please observe
the following:
▷ Maneuvering capability is limited during cor‐
nering.
The screw-in tow fitting should always be car‐
ried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the
front or rear of the BMW. It is in the onboard ve‐
hicle tool kit located in a storage compartment
on the right side in the cargo area. Open the
cover.
Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with
the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
▷ The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it
is secured with an offset.
▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads
only.
Tow rope
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g.,
do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.
When starting to tow the vehicle, make sure that
the tow rope is taut.
Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the ve‐
hicle can occur.◀
To avoid jerking and the associated stresses on
the vehicle components when towing, always
use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Screw thread
Attaching the tow rope correctly
Only secure the tow rope on the tow fit‐
ting; otherwise, damage can occur when it is se‐
cured on other parts of the vehicle.◀
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Push out the cover by pressing on the top edge.
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Tow-starting
Automatic transmission
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
Due to the automatic transmission, the engine
cannot be started by tow-starting.
Have the cause of the starting difficulties rem‐
edied.
Manual transmission
If possible, do not tow-start the vehicle but start
the engine by jump-starting, refer to page 291.
If the vehicle is equipped with a catalytic con‐
verter, only tow-start while the engine is cold.
1. Switch on the hazard warning system and
comply with local regulations.
2. Ignition, refer to page 59, on.
3. Engage third gear.
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the clutch
pressed and slowly release the clutch. After
the engine starts, immediately press on the
clutch again.
5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the tow
bar or rope, and switch off the hazard warn‐
ing system.
6. Have the vehicle checked.
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Care
Vehicle equipment
Automatic car washes
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Notes
Note the following:
▷ Give preference to cloth car washes or those
that use soft brushes in order to avoid paint
damage.
▷ Make sure that the wheels and tires are not
damaged by the transport mechanisms.
▷ Fold in the exterior mirrors; otherwise, they
may be damaged, depending on the width of
the vehicle.
Car washes
Notes
Steam jets or high-pressure washers
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, hold them a sufficient distance away
and use a maximum temperature of 140 ℉/
60 ℃.
Holding them too close or using excessively
high pressures or temperatures can cause dam‐
age or preliminary damage that may then lead to
long-term damage.
Follow the operating instructions for the highpressure washer.◀
Cleaning sensors/cameras with highpressure washers
When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the exterior sensors and cameras, e.g.,
Park Distance Control, for extended periods of
time and only from a distance of at least 12 in/
30 cm.◀
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in win‐
ter.
Intense soiling and road salt can damage the ve‐
hicle.
▷ Deactivate the rain sensor, refer to page 65,
to avoid unintentional wiper activation.
▷ In some cases, an unintentional alarm can be
triggered by the interior motion sensor of the
alarm system. Follow the instructions on
avoiding an unintentional alarm, refer to
page 41.
Guide rails in car washes
Avoid car washes with guide rails higher
than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the vehicle body
could be damaged.◀
Before driving into a car wash
In order to ensure that the vehicle can roll in a car
wash, take the following steps:
Manual transmission:
1. Release the parking brake.
2. Drive into the car wash.
3. Shift to neutral.
4. Switch the engine off.
5. Switch on the ignition.
Automatic transmission:
1. Release the parking brake, refer to page 63.
2. Drive into the car wash.
3. Depress the brake pedal as needed.
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4. Engage transmission position N.
Vehicle care
5. Switch the engine off. In this way, the igni‐
tion remains switched on, and a Check-Con‐
trol message is displayed.
Car care products
Transmission position P with the igni‐
tion off
When the ignition is switched off, position P
is engaged automatically. When in an auto‐
matic car wash, for example, ensure that the
ignition is not switched off accidentally.◀
Mobility
BMW recommends using cleaning and care
products from BMW, since these have been
tested and approved.
Car care and cleaning products
Follow the instructions on the container.
When cleaning the interior, open the doors or
windows.
The vehicle cannot be locked from the outside
when in transmission position N.
Only use products intended for cleaning vehi‐
cles.
A signal is sounded when an attempt is made to
lock the vehicle.
Cleansers can contain substances that are dan‐
gerous and harmful to your health.◀
Transmission position
Transmission position P is engaged automati‐
cally:
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
▷ After approx. 15 minutes.
Headlamps
▷ Do not rub dry and do not use abrasive or
caustic cleansers.
▷ Soak areas that have been soiled e.g. due to
insects, with shampoo and wash off with
water.
▷ Thaw ice with deicing spray; do not use an
ice scraper.
After washing the vehicle
After washing the vehicle, apply the brakes
briefly to dry them; otherwise, braking action can
be reduced and corrosion of the brake discs can
occur.
Vehicle paint
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
value retention.
Environmental influences can act on the vehicle
paint. Tailor the frequency and extent of your car
care to these influences.
Leather care
Remove dust from the leather often, using a
cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime
chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased
wear and premature degradation of the leather
surface.
To guard against discoloration, such as from
clothing, provide leather care roughly every two
months.
Clean light-colored leather more frequently be‐
cause soiling on such surfaces is substantially
more visible.
Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and
grease will gradually break down the protective
layer of the leather surface.
Suitable care products are available from the
service center.
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Care
Upholstery material care
▷ Imitation leather surfaces.
Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.
▷ Headliner.
If they are very dirty, e.g., beverage stains, use a
soft sponge or microfiber cloth with a suitable
interior cleaner.
▷ Lamp lenses.
Clean the upholstery down to the seams using
large sweeping motions. Avoid rubbing the ma‐
terial vigorously.
Damage from Velcro® fasteners
Open Velcro® fasteners on pants or other
articles of clothing can damage the seat covers.
Ensure that any Velcro® fasteners are closed.◀
Caring for special components
Light-alloy wheels
Use wheel cleaner, particularly during the winter
months. Do not use aggressive, acidic, strongly
alkaline or abrasive cleaners, or steam jets
above 140 ℉/60 ℃; follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Chrome surfaces
Carefully clean components such as the radiator
grille or door handles with an ample supply of
water, possibly with shampoo added, particu‐
larly when they have been exposed to road salt.
Rubber components
Aside from water, treat only with rubber cleans‐
ers.
When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any sil‐
icon-containing car care products in order to
avoid damage or reduced noise damping.
Fine wood parts
Clean fine wood facing and fine wood compo‐
nents only with a moist rag. Then dry with a soft
cloth.
Plastic components
These include:
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▷ Instrument cluster cover.
▷ Matte black spray-coated components.
▷ Painted parts in the interior.
Clean with a microfiber cloth.
Lightly dampen the cloth with water.
Do not soak the headliner.
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol
or solvents
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or sol‐
vents, such as lacquer thinners, heavy-duty
grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead to
surface damage.◀
Safety belts
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
Chemical cleaning
Do not clean chemically; this can destroy
the webbing.◀
Use only a mild soapy solution, with the safety
belts clipped into their buckles.
Do not allow the reels to retract the safety belts
until they are dry.
Floor carpets and floor mats
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again after they were removed for cleaning, for
example.◀
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Mobility
Floor mats can be removed from the passenger
compartment for cleaning.
If the floor carpets are very dirty, clean with a
microfiber cloth and water or a textile cleaner. To
prevent matting of the carpet, rub back and forth
in the direction of travel only.
Sensors/cameras
To clean sensors and cameras, use a cloth mois‐
tened with a small amount of glass cleaner.
Displays/screens
Clean the displays with a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning displays
Do not use chemical or household cleans‐
ers.
Keep all fluids and moisture away from the unit.
Otherwise, they could affect or damage surfa‐
ces or electrical components.
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning and do
not use abrasive materials; otherwise, damage
can result.◀
Special feature on the Control Display
If necessary, a microfiber cloth dampened with
glass cleaner can also be used for cleaning the
Control Display.
Moisten microfiber cloth only slightly
Moisten microfiber cloth only slightly, oth‐
erwise, damage may result.◀
Suitable glass cleaners are available from the
service center.
Long-term vehicle storage
Your service center can advise you on what to
consider when storing the vehicle for longer
than three months.
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This chapter contains technical data, short
commands for the voice activation system, and an
index that will quickly take you to the information
you need.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Dimensions
Width, height
1
Vehicle height without roof-mounted aerial:
56.3 inches/1,430 mm
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Vehicle height with roof-mounted aerial:
56.7 inches/1,442 mm
2
Vehicle width, without mirrors: 71.3 inches/
1,811 mm
3
Vehicle width with mirrors: 79.9 inches/
2,031 mm
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Length, wheel base
1
Wheel base: 110.6 inches/2,810 mm
2
Vehicle length: 182 inches/4,624 mm
Smallest turning circle
Dia.: 37 ft/11.3 m
Engine specifications
The rated power outputs are established on the
basis of fuel grade AKI 91.
328i
Displacement
cu in/cm³
No. of cylinders
121.8/1,997
4
Maximum output
hp
245
at engine speed
rpm
5,000–6,500
Maximum torque
lb ft/Nm
258/350
at engine speed
rpm
1,250–4,800
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335i
Displacement
cu in/cm³
181.7/2,979
No. of cylinders
6
Maximum output
hp
306
at engine speed
rpm
5,800–6,000
Maximum torque
lb ft/Nm
295/400
at engine speed
rpm
1,200–5,000
Weights
The values preceding the slash apply to vehicles
with manual transmission; the values following
the slash apply to vehicles with automatic trans‐
mission.
328i
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs
4,409/4,453
kg
2,000/2,020
Load
lbs/kg
903/410
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,061/935
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,513/1,140
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
165/75
Trunk capacity
cu ft/l
16.9/480
lbs
4,541/4,563
kg
2,060/2,070
Load
lbs/kg
903/410
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,160/980
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,524/1,145
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
165/75
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
16.9/480
335i
Approved gross vehicle weight
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Capacities
Notes
Fuel tank
US gal/liters
approx. 15.8/60
Windshield and headlamp
washer system
US quarts/liters
approx. 3.1/3
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Short commands of the voice activation system
Short commands of the voice activation
system
Vehicle equipment
General information
All standard, country-specific and optional
equipment that is offered in the model series is
described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment
is also described that is not available in a vehicle,
e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐
ment or country variant. This also applies for
safety-related functions and systems.
Instructions for voice activation system, refer to
page 23.
To have the available spoken instructions read
out loud: ›Voice commands‹
Adjusting
Vehicle
Function
Command
Open the main menu.
›Main menu‹
Open the options.
›Options‹
Open the settings.
›Settings‹
Info display of the instrument cluster.
›Info Display‹
Settings on the Control Display.
›Control display‹
Open the time and date.
›Time and date‹
Open the language and units.
›Language and units‹
Open the speed limit.
›Speed‹
Open the light.
›Lighting‹
Open the door lock.
›Door locks‹
Open the profiles.
›Profiles‹
Open the Driving Mode menu.
›Driving mode‹
Open the ECO PRO menu.
›ECO PRO mode‹
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Equipment
Function
Command
Open the air conditioning settings.
›Climate‹
Open the Head-up Display.
›head up display‹
Vehicle information
Owner's Manual
Function
Command
Open the Owner's Manual.
›Display Owner's Manual‹
Open the Quick Reference Guide.
›Quick reference‹
Open the index.
›Owner's Manual‹
Open the search by pictures.
›Search by pictures‹
Computer
Function
Command
Call up the onboard computer.
›Onboard info‹
Call up the trip computer.
›Trip computer‹
Vehicle
Function
Command
Open the vehicle information.
›Vehicle info‹
Open the vehicle status.
›Vehicle status‹
Open the hybrid display.
›Hybrid‹
Open sport displays.
›Sport displays‹
Call up ECO PRO tips.
›ECO PRO Tips‹
Open EfficientDynamics menu.
›Efficient Dynamics‹
Split screen hybrid display.
›Splitscreen, Hybrid mode‹
EfficientDynamics split screen.
›Split screen Efficient Dynamics‹
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Navigation
General information
Function
Command
Opens the Navigation menu.
›Navigation‹
Open the destination entry.
›Enter address‹
Enter the address.
›Enter address‹
Enter a town/city.
›City‹
Enter a state/province.
›State‹
Enter the postal code.
›Postal Code‹
Open destination guidance.
›Guidance‹
Start destination guidance.
›Start guidance‹
Terminate destination guidance.
›Stop guidance‹
Open the home address.
›Home address‹
Open the route criteria.
›Route preference‹
Open the route.
›Route information‹
Turn on spoken instructions.
›Switch on voice instructions‹
Repeat the spoken instruction.
›Repeat voice instructions‹
Turn off spoken instructions.
›Switch off voice instructions‹
Display the address book.
›Address book‹
Display the most recent destinations.
›Last destinations‹
Open the traffic bulletins.
›Traffic Info‹
Special destinations.
›Points of interest‹
Map
Function
Command
Display the map.
›Map‹
Map facing north.
›Map facing north‹
Map facing the direction of travel.
›Map in direction of travel‹
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Function
Command
Perspective map.
›Map perspective view‹
Automatic scaling of the map.
›Map with automatic scaling‹
Scale...feet.
›Map scale ... feet‹
Scale...meters.
›Map scale ... meters‹ e.g., map scale 100 meters
Scale...kilometers.
›Map scale ... kilometers‹ e.g., map scale 5 kilo‐
meters
Scale...miles.
›Map scale ... miles‹ e.g., map scale 5 miles
Split screen settings
Function
Command
Split screen.
›Switch on splitscreen‹
Switch off the split screen.
›Turn off split screen‹
Adjust the split screen.
›Split screen content‹
Split screen, map facing north.
›Split screen map facing north‹
Split screen, current position.
›Split screen current position‹
Split screen, facing the direction of travel.
›Split screen map in direction of travel‹
Split screen, perspective.
›Split screen perspective‹
Split screen, expanded intersection zoom.
›Splitscreen Exit ramp view‹
Split screen scale...feet.
›Split screen scale ... feet‹ e.g., split screen scale
100 feet
Split screen scale...meters.
›Split screen scale ... meters‹ e.g., split screen
scale 100 meters
Split screen scale...kilometers.
›Split screen scale ... kilometers‹ e.g., split screen
scale 5 kilometers
Split screen scale...miles.
›Split screen scale ... miles‹ e.g., split screen
scale 5 miles
Split screen, highlight the traffic situation.
›Split screen, Traffic conditions‹
Split screen, computer.
›Split screen on board info‹
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Function
Command
Split screen, trip computer.
›Splitscreen trip computer‹
Split screen, scale automatically.
›Split screen automatic scaling‹
Destination guidance with intermediate destinations
Function
Command
Enter a new destination.
›Enter address‹
Trip list.
›Stored trips‹
Radio
FM
Function
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... megahertz‹ e.g., 93.5 megahertz
or frequency 93.5
Open the radio.
›Radio‹
Open the FM stations.
›F M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
Select a frequency range.
›Select frequency‹
Open a station.
›Select station‹
AM
Function
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... Kilohertz‹ e.g., frequency 753 or
753 kilohertz
Open the AM stations.
›A M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
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Satellite radio
Function
Command
Open the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio‹
Switch on the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio on‹
Select a satellite radio channel.
›Select satellite radio‹ e.g., satellite radio channel
2
Stored stations
Function
Command
Open the stored stations.
›Presets‹
Choose a stored station.
›Select preset‹
Select a stored station.
›Preset ...‹ e. g., stored station 2
CD/Multimedia
CD/DVD drive
Function
Command
Select a track.
›Track ...‹ e.g., track 5
or
›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 5
Play back a CD.
›C D on‹
Select a CD.
›Select C D‹
Select a CD and track.
›C D ... track ...‹ e.g., CD 3 track 5
Open the CD and Multimedia menus.
›C D and multimedia‹
CD and DVD.
›C D‹
Select a DVD.
›D V D ...‹ e.g. DVD 3
Display the entertainment details on a split
screen.
›Entertainment details‹
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Music collection
Function
Command
Search for music, open a menu.
›Music search‹
Open the current playback.
›Current playback‹
Open the music collection.
›Music collection‹
Play back the music collection.
›Music collection on‹
Play back the most frequently played tracks.
›Top fifty‹
External devices
Function
Command
Open the external devices.
›External devices‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
AUX at front.
›AUX front‹
Tone
Function
Command
Open the tone settings.
›Tone‹
Telephone
Function
Command
Dial a phone number.
›Dial number‹
Opens the Telephone menu.
›Telephone‹
Display the phone book.
›Phonebook‹
Redialing.
›Redial‹
Display received calls.
›Received calls‹
List of messages.
›Messages‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
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Office
Function
Command
Open the Office menu.
›Office‹
Display Office Today.
›Current office‹
Display the contacts.
›Contacts‹
Display the messages.
›Messages‹
Display the calendar.
›Calendar‹
Display the tasks.
›Tasks‹
Display the reminders.
›Reminders‹
Contacts
Function
Command
Select a name.
›Choose name‹
My contacts.
›My contacts‹
Open the contacts.
›Contacts‹
New contact.
›New contact‹
BMW Assist or ConnectedDrive
Function
Command
Open BMW Assist.
›B M W Assist‹
Open ConnectedDrive.
›Connected Drive‹
Open BMW Search.
›B M W Online‹
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Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
A
ABS, Antilock Brake Sys‐
tem 104
ACC, Active Cruise Control
with Stop & Go 109
Activated-charcoal filter 139
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion 101
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go, ACC 109
Active Protection 102
Adaptive brake lights, refer to
Brake force display 102
Adaptive light control 88
Additional telephone 228
Additives, oil 275
Adjustments, seats/head re‐
straints 45
After washing vehicle 297
Airbags 91
Airbags, indicator/warning
light 92
Air circulation, refer to Recir‐
culated-air mode 135, 138
Air distribution,
manual 135, 138
Air drying, refer to Cooling
function 135, 137
Air flow, air conditioner 135
Air pressure, tires 263
Air vents, refer to Ventila‐
tion 139
Air volume, automatic climate
control 138
Alarm system 40
Alarm, unintentional 41
All around the center con‐
sole 14
All around the headliner 15
314
All around the steering
wheel 12
All-season tires, refer to Win‐
ter tires 270
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitter 142
Alternative oil types 275
AM/FM station 190
Announcement, navigation,
refer to Spoken instruc‐
tions 178
Antifreeze, washer fluid 66
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 104
Anti-slip control, refer to
DSC 104
Applications 255
Appointments 243
Approved engine oils 275
Apps 255
Apps, video playback 213
Arrival time 82
Ash tray 145
Assistance, Roadside Assis‐
tance 291
Assistance when driving
off 108
Assist, BMW 250
Assist system information, on
Control Display 85
Audio playback 199
Audio playback, Blue‐
tooth 213
AUTO intensity 137
Automatic car wash 296
Automatic climate con‐
trol 134
Automatic climate control with
enhanced features 136
Automatic Cruise Control with
Stop & Go 109
Automatic Curb Monitor 52
Automatic deactivation, front
passenger airbags 93
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 87
Automatic locking 37
Automatic recirculated-air
control 138
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 67
AUTO program, automatic cli‐
mate control 137
AUTO program, climate con‐
trol 135
AUTO program, intensity 137
Auto Start/Stop function 61
AUX-IN port 210
Average fuel consumption 82
Average speed 82
Axle loads, weights 304
B
Backrest curvature, refer to
Lumbar support 47
Backrest, width 47
Backup camera 123
Balance 188
Band-Aids, refer to First aid
kit 291
Bar for tow-starting/tow‐
ing 294
Bass 188
Battery replacement, vehicle
battery 287
Battery replacement, vehicle
remote control 30
Battery, vehicle 287
Belts, safety belts 48
Beverage holder, cu‐
pholder 150
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Blinds, sun protection 43
Bluetooth audio 213
Bluetooth connection, activat‐
ing/deactivating 222, 229
BMW Assist 250
BMW Homepage 6
BMW Internet page 6
BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem 277
BMW Search 252
Bottle holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 150
Brake assistant 104
Brake discs, breaking in 156
Brake force display 102
Brake lamps, brake force dis‐
play 102
Brake lights, adaptive 102
Brake pads, breaking in 156
Braking, notes 157
Breakdown assis‐
tance 290, 291
Breaking in 156
Brightness of Control Dis‐
play 85
Bulb replacement 279
Bulb replacement, front 280
Bulb replacement, halogen
headlamps 280
Bulb replacement, rear 285
Bulb replacement, xenon
headlamps 283
Bulbs and lamps 279
Button, RES 111
Button, Start/Stop 59
Bypassing, refer to starting
aid 291
C
Calendar 243
California Proposition 65
Warning 7
Camera, backup camera 125
Camera, care 299
Camera, Side View 128
Camera, Top View 127
Can holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 150
Car battery 287
Car care products 297
Care, displays 299
Care, vehicle 297
Cargo 159
Cargo area, enlarging 146
Cargo area lid 37
Cargo area, storage compart‐
ments 151
Cargo straps, securing
cargo 160
Car key, refer to Remote con‐
trol 30
Carpet, care 298
Car wash 296
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 156
CBS Condition Based Serv‐
ice 277
CD/DVD 198
CDs, storing 205
Cell phone 220, 228
Center armrest 149
Center console 14
Central locking system 33
Central screen, refer to Control
Display 16
Changes, technical, refer to
Safety 6
Changing parts 279
Changing wheels 287
Changing wheels/tires 269
Check Control 73
Children, seating position 55
Children, transporting
safely 55
Child restraint fixing sys‐
tem 55
Child restraint fixing system
LATCH 56
Child restraint fixing systems,
mounting 55
Child safety locks 58
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Child seat, mounting 55
Child seats 55
Chrome parts, care 298
Cigarette lighter 145
Cleaning, displays 299
Climate control 134, 136
Clock 76
Closing/opening from in‐
side 37
Closing/opening via door
lock 36
Closing/opening with remote
control 34
Clothes hooks 151
Collision warning 115, 117
Combination switch, refer to
Turn signals 64
Combination switch, refer to
Wiper system 65
Comfort Access 38
COMFORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 107
Compartments in the
doors 149
Compass 143
Computer 81
Concierge service 251
Condensation on win‐
dows 138
Condensation under the vehi‐
cle 158
Condition Based Service
CBS 277
Confirmation signal 35
Contacts 239, 0
Control Display 16
Control Display, settings 83
Controller 16, 17
Control systems, driving sta‐
bility 104
Convenient opening 34
Coolant 276
Coolant temperature 76
Cooling function 135, 137
Cooling, maximum 137
Cooling system 276
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Corrosion on brake discs 158
Cruise control 119
Cruise control, active with
Stop & Go 109
Cruising range 76
Cupholder 150
Current fuel consumption 77
Current location, storing 170
Customer Relations 253
D
Damage, tires 269
Damping control, dy‐
namic 105
Data, technical 302
Date 76
Daytime running lights 87
Defrosting, refer to defrosting
the windows 135
Defrosting, refer to Windows,
defrosting 138
Defrosting the windows 135
Destination distance 82
Destination guidance 176
Destination guidance with in‐
termediate destinations 174
Destination input, naviga‐
tion 168
Digital clock 76
Digital compass 143
Digital radio 191
Dimensions 302
Dimmable exterior mirrors 53
Dimmable interior rearview
mirror 53
Direction indicator, refer to
Turn signals 64
Displacement, engine 303
Display, ECO PRO 163
Display, electronic, instrument
cluster 72
Display in front wind‐
shield 128
Display lighting, refer to Instru‐
ment lighting 89
316
Displays 70
Displays, cleaning 299
Disposal, coolant 276
Disposal, vehicle battery 288
Distance control, refer to
PDC 121
Distance, selecting for
ACC 111
Distance to destination 82
Divided screen view, split
screen 21
Door lock, refer to Remote
control 30
Drive-off assistant 108
Drive-off assistant, refer to
DSC 104
Driving Experience
Switch 106
Driving instructions, breaking
in 156
Driving notes, general 156
Driving stability control sys‐
tems 104
Driving tips 156
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 104
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 105
DVD/CD 198
DVD/CD notes 204
DVD changer 202
DVD settings 201
DVDs, storing 205
DVD, video 200
Dynamic Damping Con‐
trol 105
Dynamic destination guid‐
ance 183
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 104
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 105
E
ECO PRO 163
EfficientDynamics 164
EfficientDynamics menu, refer
to ECO PRO 163
Electronic displays, instru‐
ment cluster 72
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to DSC 104
Emergency detection, remote
control 31
Emergency release, door
lock 37
Emergency release, fuel filler
flap 260
Emergency Request 290
Emergency service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 291
Emergency start function, en‐
gine start 31
Emergency unlocking, trunk
lid 38
Energy Control 77
Energy recovery 77
Engine, automatic start/stop
function 61
Engine, automatic switchoff 61
Engine compartment 272
Engine compartment, working
in 273
Engine coolant 276
Engine oil 274
Engine oil, adding 274
Engine oil additives 275
Engine oil change 275
Engine oil filler neck 274
Engine oil temperature 75
Engine oil types, alterna‐
tive 275
Engine oil types, ap‐
proved 275
Engine specifications 303
Engine start during malfunc‐
tion 31
Engine start, refer to Starting
the engine 60
Engine start, Starting aid 291
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Engine stop 61
Engine temperature 75
Entering a car wash 296
Equalizer 188
Equipment, interior 141
ESP Electronic Stability Pro‐
gram, refer to DSC 104
Exchanging wheels/tires 269
Exhaust system 156
Exterior mirror, automatic dim‐
ming feature 53
Exterior mirrors 52
External devices 210
External start 291
External temperature dis‐
play 76
External temperature warn‐
ing 76
Eyes for securing cargo 160
F
Fader 188
Failure message, refer to
Check Control 73
False alarm, refer to Uninten‐
tional alarm 41
Fan, refer to Air flow 135
Fan, refer to Air volume 138
Fault displays, refer to Check
Control 73
Filler neck for engine oil 274
Fine wood, care 298
First aid kit 291
Fitting for towing, refer to Tow
fitting 294
Flat tire, changing wheels 287
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 97
Flat tire, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 94
Flat tire, warning lamp 95, 98
Flooding 157
Floor carpet, care 298
Floor mats, care 298
FM/AM station 190
Fogged up windows 135
Fold-out position, windshield
wipers 66
Foot brake 157
Front airbags 91
Front fog lamps 89
Front fog lamps, front, bulb re‐
placement 284
Front lamps 280
Front passenger airbags, au‐
tomatic deactivation 93
Front passenger airbags, indi‐
cator lamp 93
FTM Flat Tire Monitor 97
Fuel cap 260
Fuel consumption, current 77
Fuel consumption, refer to
Average fuel consump‐
tion 82
Fuel filler flap 260
Fuel gauge 75
Fuel quality 262
Fuel, tank capacity 305
Fuse 288
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Integrated universal remote
control 141
Gas station recommenda‐
tion 178
Gear change, automatic trans‐
mission 67
Gear shift indicator 78
General driving notes 156
Glass sunroof, powered 43
Glove compartment 148
Gong, volume equaliza‐
tion 189
GPS navigation 168
Gray display of the map 181
Gross vehicle weight, ap‐
proved 304
Gross weight, permissible for
trailer towing 304
Reference
H
Handbrake, refer to parking
brake 63
Hand-held transmitter, alter‐
nating code 142
Hazard warning flashers 290
HD Radio 191
Head airbags 91
Headlamp control, auto‐
matic 87
Headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture 87
Headlamp flasher 64
Headlamp glass 280
Headlamps 280
Headlamps, care 297
Headlamp washer system 65
Headliner 15
Head restraints 45
Head restraints, front 49
Head restraints, rear 50
Head-up Display 128
Head-up Display, care 299
Heavy cargo, stowing 160
Height, vehicle 302
High-beam Assistant 88
High beams 64
High beams/low beams, refer
to High-beam Assistant 88
Hills 158
Hill start assistant, refer to
Drive-off assistant 108
Hints 6
Holder for beverages 150
Homepage 6
Hood 273
Horn 12
Hotel function, trunk lid 38
Hot exhaust system 156
House number, entering for
navigation 169
Hydroplaning 157
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Everything from A to Z
I
Ice warning, refer to External
temperature warning 76
Icy roads, refer to External
temperature warning 76
Identification marks, tires 267
Identification number, refer to
Important features in the en‐
gine compartment 272
iDrive 16
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control 30
Ignition off 59
Ignition on 59
Indication of a flat tire 95, 98
Individual air distribu‐
tion 135, 138
Individual settings, refer to
Personal Profile 31
Inflation pressure, tires 263
Inflation pressure warning
FTM, tires 97
Info display, refer to Com‐
puter 81
Information on the navigation
data 183
Initializing, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 98
Initializing, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 95
Instrument cluster 70
Instrument cluster, electronic
displays 72
Instrument lighting 89
Integrated key 30
Integrated universal remote
control 141
Intensity, AUTO program 137
Interactive map 173
Interior equipment 141
Interior lamps 90
Interior lamps via remote con‐
trol 35
Interior motion sensor 41
Interior rearview mirror 53
318
Interior rearview mirror, auto‐
matic dimming feature 53
Interior rearview mirror, com‐
pass 143
Intermediate destinations 175
Internet page 6
Intersection, entering for navi‐
gation 169
Interval display, service re‐
quirements 77
iPod/iPhone 210
J
Jacking points for the vehicle
jack 287
Jack, refer to Vehicle jack 287
Joystick, automatic transmis‐
sion 67
K
Key/remote control 30
Keyless Go, refer to Comfort
Access 38
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 31
Kickdown, automatic trans‐
mission 67
Knee airbag 91
L
Lamp replacement 279
Lamp replacement, front 280
Lamp replacement, rear 285
Lamps 86
Lamps and bulbs 279
Lane departure warning 99
Lane margin, warning 99
Language on Control Dis‐
play 84
Lashing eyes, securing
cargo 160
LATCH child restraint fixing
system 56
Leather, care 297
LEDs, light-emitting di‐
odes 280
Length, vehicle 303
Letters and numbers, enter‐
ing 22
Light-alloy wheels, care 298
Light control 88
Light-emitting diodes,
LEDs 280
Lighter 145
Lighting 86
Lighting via remote control 35
Light switch 86
Load 159
Loading 159
Lock, door 36
Locking/unlocking from in‐
side 37
Locking/unlocking via door
lock 36
Locking/unlocking with re‐
mote control 34
Locking, automatic 37
Locking, central 33
Lock, power window 42
Locks, doors, and win‐
dows 58
Low beams 86
Low beams, automatic, refer to
High-beam Assistant 88
Lower back support 47
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 160
Lumbar support 47
M
Maintenance 277
Maintenance require‐
ments 277
Maintenance, service require‐
ments 77
Maintenance system,
BMW 277
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Malfunction displays, refer to
Check Control 73
Manual air distribu‐
tion 135, 138
Manual air flow 135
Manual air volume 138
Manual mode, transmis‐
sion 68
Manual operation, backup
camera 124
Manual operation, door
lock 37
Manual operation, exterior mir‐
rors 52
Manual operation, fuel filler
flap 260
Manual operation, Park Dis‐
tance Control PDC 122
Manual operation, Side
View 128
Manual operation, Top
View 126
Manual transmission 67
Map, destination entry 173
Map in split screen 180
Map view 178
Marking on approved
tires 270
Marking, run-flat tires 271
Master key, refer to Remote
control 30
Maximum cooling 137
Maximum speed, display 79
Maximum speed, winter
tires 270
Measure, units of 85
Medical kit 291
Memory, seat, mirror 51
Menu, EfficientDynamics 164
Menu in instrument cluster 80
Menus, operating, iDrive 16
Menus, refer to iDrive operat‐
ing concept 18
Message list, traffic bulle‐
tins 180
Messages 241
Messages, refer to Check
Control 73
Microfilter 136, 139
Minimum tread, tires 269
Mirror 52
Mirror memory 51
Mobile communication devi‐
ces in the vehicle 157
Mobile phone 220, 228
Mode, ECO PRO 163
Modifications, technical, refer
to Safety 6
Moisture in headlamp 280
Monitor, refer to Control Dis‐
play 16
Mounting of child restraint fix‐
ing systems 55
MP3 player 210
Multifunction steering wheel,
buttons 12
Music collection 205
Music search 207
Music, storing 205
N
Navigation 168
Navigation data 183
Neck restraints, front, refer to
Head restraints 49
Neck restraints, rear, refer to
Head restraints 50
New wheels and tires 269
No Passing Information 79
Notes 245
Number of cylinders, en‐
gine 303
Nylon rope for tow-starting/
towing 294
O
OBD Onboard Diagnos‐
tics 278
Obstacle marking, backup
camera 125
Reference
Odometer 76
Office 238
Oil 274
Oil, adding 274
Oil additives 275
Oil change 275
Oil change interval, service re‐
quirements 77
Oil filler neck 274
Oil types, alternative 275
Oil types, approved 275
Old batteries, disposal 288
Onboard Diagnostics
OBD 278
Onboard monitor, refer to
Control Display 16
Onboard vehicle tool kit 279
Opening/closing from in‐
side 37
Opening/closing via door
lock 36
Opening/closing with remote
control 34
Operating concept, iDrive 16
Optional equipment, standard
equipment 6
Outside air, refer to Automatic
recirculated-air control 138
Overheating of engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 76
P
Paint, vehicle 297
Pairing, mobile
phone 220, 229
Panic mode 35
Parallel parking assistant 130
Park Distance Control
PDC 121
Parked-car ventilation 139
Parked vehicle, condensa‐
tion 158
Parking aid, refer to PDC 121
Parking assistant 130
Parking brake 63
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Everything from A to Z
Parking lamps 86
Passenger side mirror, tilting
downward 52
Pathway lines, backup cam‐
era 124
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol 121
Permissible axle load 304
Personal information 238
Personal Profile 31
Pinch protection system, glass
sunroof 43
Pinch protection system, win‐
dows 42
Plastic, care 298
PlugIn 255
Position, storing 170
Postal code, entering in navi‐
gation 169
Power failure 288
Power output, engine 303
Power sunroof, glass 43
Power windows 41
Pressure, tire air pres‐
sure 263
Pressure warning FTM,
tires 97
Profile, refer to Personal Pro‐
file 31
Programmable memory but‐
tons, iDrive 21
Protective function, glass sun‐
roof 43
Protective function, win‐
dows 42
Push-and-turn switch, refer to
Controller 16, 17
R
Radiator fluid 276
Radio 190, 198
Radio-operated key, refer to
Remote control 30
Radio ready state 60
Radio stations buttons 197
320
Rain sensor 65
Random 199
Random playback 199
RDS 191
Reading out loud 245
Rear lamps 285
Rear socket 146
Rearview mirror 52
Rear window de‐
froster 135, 138
Recirculated-air filter 139
Recirculated air filter 136
Recirculated-air
mode 135, 138
Recommended tire
brands 270
Refueling 260
Remaining range 76
Reminders 245
Remote control/key 30
Remote control, malfunc‐
tion 36
Remote control, universal 141
Replacement fuse 288
Replacing parts 279
Replacing wheels/tires 269
Reporting safety defects 8
RES button 111
Reserve warning, refer to
Range 76
Resetting, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 95
Retaining straps, securing
cargo 160
Retreaded tires 270
Roadside Assistance 251
Roadside parking lamps 87
Roller sunblinds 43
Roof load capacity 304
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 160
Rope for tow-starting/tow‐
ing 294
Route 177
Route criteria, route 176
Route, displaying 177
Routes, avoiding 176
Route section, bypassing 177
RPM, engine 303
RSC Run Flat System Compo‐
nent, refer to Run-flat
tires 271
Rubber components,
care 298
Run-flat tires 271
S
Safe braking 157
Safety 6
Safety belt reminder 49
Safety belts 48
Safety belts, care 298
Safety Package, refer to Active
Protection 102
Safety switch, windows 42
Safety systems, airbags 91
Satellite radio 192
Saving fuel 162
Scale, changing during navi‐
gation 179
Screen, refer to Control Dis‐
play 16
Screwdriver 279
Screw thread for tow fit‐
ting 294
Search, refer to BMW
Search 252
Seat and mirror memory 51
Seat belts, refer to Safety
belts 48
Seat heating, front 47
Seat heating, rear 48
Seating position for chil‐
dren 55
Seats 45
Selection list in instrument
cluster 80
Selector lever, automatic
transmission 67
Sensors, care 299
Service and warranty 7
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Service history 78
Service requirements, Condi‐
tion Based Service CBS 277
Service requirements, dis‐
play 77
Service, Roadside Assis‐
tance 291
Settings on Control Dis‐
play 83
Settings, storing for seat, mir‐
ror 51
Shifting, automatic transmis‐
sion 67
Shifting, manual transmis‐
sion 67
Shift paddles on steering
wheel 69
Short commands 306
Side airbags 91
Side View 127
Signaling, horn 12
Signals when unlocking 35
Sitting safely 45
Size 302
Slide/tilt glass roof 43
Smallest turning circle 303
Snap-in adapter, mobile
phone 236
Snow chains 271
Socket 145
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐
nostics 278
Software applications,
iPhone 255
Software update 217
Spare fuse 288
Special destinations, naviga‐
tion 171
Specified engine oil
types 275
Speed, average 82
Speed limit detection 79
Speed limit detection, com‐
puter 82
Speed limit, setting 82
Speed Volume, volume equal‐
ization 189
Split screen 21
Split screen map settings 180
Spoken instructions, naviga‐
tion 178
SPORT+ - program, Dynamic
Driving Control 106
Sport automatic transmis‐
sion 69
Sport displays, torque display,
performance display 83
SPORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 106
Sport program, transmis‐
sion 68
Sport steering, variable 105
Stability control systems 104
Start/stop, automatic func‐
tion 61
Start/Stop button 59
Start function during malfunc‐
tion 31
Starting aid 291
Starting the engine 60
State/province, selecting for
navigation 168
Stations, stored 197
Station, storing 190
Status display, tires 94
Status information, iDrive 20
Status of Owner's Manual 6
Steering wheel, adjusting 53
Steering wheel heating 53
Steptronic, automatic trans‐
mission 67
Stopping the engine 61
Storage compartment in the
rear 150
Storage compartments 148
Storage compartments, loca‐
tions 148
Storage, tires 270
Storing the vehicle 299
Street, entering for naviga‐
tion 169
Reference
Summer tires, tread 268
Supplementary text mes‐
sage 75
Surround View 123
Switch-on times, parked-car
ventilation 140
Switch, refer to Cockpit 12
Symbols 6
T
Tachometer 75
Tailgate 37
Tailgate, opening with notouch activation 39
Tailgate via remote control 35
Tail lamps 285
Tasks 244
Technical changes, refer to
Safety 6
Technical data 302
Telephone 220, 228
TeleService 251
Temperature, automatic cli‐
mate control 135, 137
Temperature display, external
temperature 76
Temperature, engine oil 75
Tempomat, refer to Active
Cruise Control 109
Terminal, jump-starting 292
Text messages 241
Text message, supplemen‐
tary 75
Theft alarm system, refer to
Alarm system 40
Theft protection, refer to Cen‐
tral locking system 33
Thigh support 47
Through-loading system 146
Tilt alarm sensor 41
Time of arrival 82
Tire damage 269
Tire identification marks 267
Tire inflation pressure 263
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Tire inflation pressure monitor,
refer to FTM 97
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 94
Tires, changing 269
Tires, everything on wheels
and tires 263
Tires, run-flat tires 271
Tire tread 268
Toll roads, route 176
Tone 188
Tools 279
Top View 126
Torque, engine 303
Total vehicle weight 304
Tow fitting 294
Towing 293
Town/city, navigation 169
Tow-starting 293
Tow truck 293
TPM Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor 94
Traction control 105
TRACTION program, Dynamic
Driving Control 105
Traffic bulletins, naviga‐
tion 180
Transmission, automatic 67
Transmission, manual 67
Transporting children
safely 55
Tread, tires 268
Treble, tone 188
Trip computer 83
Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 64
Trip odometer 76
Truck for tow-starting/tow‐
ing 293
Trunk lid 37
Trunk lid, emergency unlock‐
ing 38
Trunk lid, hotel function 38
Trunk lid, opening with notouch activation 39
322
Trunk lid via remote con‐
trol 35
Turning circle 303
Turning circle lines, backup
camera 124
Turn signals, operation 64
Turn signals, rear, bulb re‐
placement 285
U
Unintentional alarm 41
Units of measure 85
Universal remote control 141
Unlock button, automatic
transmission 68
Unlocking/locking from in‐
side 37
Unlocking/locking via door
lock 36
Unlocking/locking with remote
control 34
Updates made after the edito‐
rial deadline 6
Updating software 217
Upholstery care 298
USB audio interface 210
USB interface 149
V
Variable sport steering 105
Vehicle battery 287
Vehicle battery, replacing 287
Vehicle, breaking in 156
Vehicle care 297
Vehicle equipment 6
Vehicle identification number,
refer to Identification number
in the engine compart‐
ment 272
Vehicle jack 287
Vehicle paint 297
Vehicle storage 299
Vehicle wash 296
Ventilation 139
Ventilation, refer to Parked-car
ventilation 139
Version of the navigation
data 183
Video playback 200
Video playback, iPhone 213
Video playback, snap-in
adapter 213
Voice activation, short com‐
mands 306
Voice activation system 23
Volume, setting 188
W
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 73
Warning triangle 291
Washer fluid 66
Washer fluid reservoir, ca‐
pacity 305
Washer nozzles, wind‐
shield 66
Washer system 65
Washing, vehicle 296
Water on roads 157
Weights 304
Welcome lamps 86
Wheel base, vehicle 303
Wheels, changing 269
Wheels, everything on wheels
and tires 263
Wheels, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 97
Wheels, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 94
Width, vehicle 302
Window defroster,
rear 135, 138
Windows, powered 41
Windshield washer fluid 66
Windshield washer noz‐
zles 66
Windshield washer system 65
Windshield wiper 65
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Windshield wipers, fold-out
position 66
Winter storage, care 299
Winter tires, suitable tires 270
Winter tires, tread 268
Wiper blades, replacing 279
Wiper fluid 66
Wiper system 65
Wood, care 298
Word match concept, naviga‐
tion 22
Wrench 279
X
Xenon headlamps, bulb re‐
placement 283
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