BMW 2008 3 Series Owner`s manual

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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with
enhanced control and security when you drive it. We therefore
have this request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize
yourself with the information that we have compiled for you
before starting off in your new vehicle. It contains important data
and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use
and satisfaction from your BMW's unique range of technical features. The manual also contains information on maintenance
designed to enhance operating safety and contribute to maintaining the value of your BMW throughout an extended service
life.
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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The fastest way to find information on a particular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 252.
Communications
Using this Owner's Manual
Mobility
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224
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231
236
Cockpit
iDrive
Voice command system
Reference
Controls
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45
56
59
74
88
Opening and closing
Adjustments
Transporting children safely
Driving
Everything under control
Technology for driving comfort and
safety
100 Lamps
104 Climate
110 Practical interior accessories
244 Technical data
248 Short commands for the voice command
system
252 Everything from A -Z
Driving tips
124 Things to remember when driving
Navigation
132
134
147
156
Starting the navigation system
Destination entry
Destination guidance
What to do if …
Controls
Driving tips
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16
23
Refueling
Wheels and tires
Under the hood
Maintenance
Replacing components
Giving and receiving assistance
Navigation
At a glance
186 Telephoning
201 BMW Assist
Communications Entertainment
Notes
Reporting safety defects
At a glance
Contents
On/off and settings
Radio
Satellite radio
CD player and CD changer
AUX-In port
USB-audio interface
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Mobility
Entertainment
Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Symbols used
We have tried to make all the information in this
Owner's Manual easy to find. The fastest way to
find specific topics is to refer to the detailed
index at the back of the manual. If you wish to
gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will
find this in the first chapter.
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Should you sell your BMW some day, please
remember to hand over the Owner's Manual as
well; it is an important component of your vehicle.
Additional sources of information
Should you have any other questions, your
BMW center will be glad to advise you at any
time.
Information on BMW, e.g. on technical aspects,
can also be found on the Internet at
www.bmwusa.com.
Indicates information that will assist you
in gaining the optimum benefit from your
vehicle and enable you to care more effectively
for your vehicle.<
Refers to measures that can be taken to
help protect the environment.<
< Marks the end of a specific item of information.
* Indicates special equipment, country-specific equipment and optional extras, as well as
equipment and functions not yet available at the
time of printing.
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to
select individual functions.
{...} Verbal instructions to use with the voice
command system.
{{...}} Identifies the answers generated by the
voice command system.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the relevant section of this Owner's Manual for
information on a particular part or assembly.
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Editorial notice
BMW pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing
development that is conceived to ensure that
our vehicles continue to embody the highest
quality and safety standards combined with
advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this
reason, it is possible in exceptional cases that
features described in this Owner's Manual
could differ from those on your vehicle.
For your own safety, use genuine parts
and accessories approved by BMW.
When you purchase accessories tested and
approved by BMW and Original BMW Parts, you
simultaneously 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
defects in material and workmanship.
BMW will not accept any liability for damage
resulting from installation 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.
Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and
other products approved by BMW, together
with professional 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 transceiver equipment, for
instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radio or similar accessories, may cause extensive damage
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Controls
Driving tips
Parts and accessories
Navigation
If equipment in your BMW is not described in
this Owner's Manual, please refer to the accompanying Supplementary Owner's Manuals.
Advanced technology, e.g. the use of
modern materials and powerful electronics, requires specially adapted maintenance
and repair methods. You should therefore have
the corresponding work on your vehicle performed only by your BMW center or at a workshop that works according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained
personnel. If this work is not carried out properly, there is a danger of subsequent damage
and related safety hazards.<
Communications Entertainment
Please bear in mind that the manual may contain information on accessories and equipment
that you have not specified for your own vehicle.
Sections describing options and special equipment are marked by asterisks * to assist you in
identifying possible differences between the
descriptions in this manual and your own vehicle's equipment.
Maintenance and repair
Mobility
When you ordered your BMW, you chose various items of equipment. This Owner's Manual
describes the entire array of options and equipment available with a specific BMW model.
For your own safety
Reference
The individual vehicle
Notes
to the vehicle, compromise 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.<
Service and warranty
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of
the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any automotive
repair establishment or individual using any certified automotive part.<
Your BMW is covered by the following warranties:
California Proposition 65 warning
> Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
California law requires us to issue the following
warning:
> California Emission Control System Limited
Warranty
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of
automobile components and parts,
including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects and reproductive 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.
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.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
your hands after handling.
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
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North
America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New
Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone 1-800-8311117.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that have
caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always
protect your skin by washing thoroughly with
soap and water.<
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly.
> New Vehicle Limited Warranty
> Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
> Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following only applies to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
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. 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.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain
other information about motor vehicle safety
from http://www.safercar.gov
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At a glance
For Canadian customers
Controls
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada,
Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call
1-800-333-0510 toll-free from anywhere in
Canada or 1-613-993-9851 from the Ottawa
region and from other countries, or contact
Transport Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville, Tower C, 330
Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N5.
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Mobility
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
You can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca
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At a glance
This overview of buttons, switches and displays
is intended to familiarize you with your vehicle's
operating environment. The section will also
assist you in becoming acquainted with the
control concepts and options available for
operating the various systems.
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Cockpit
Cockpit
Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
1
Convertible: opening and closing
windows jointly 39
2
Convertible: opening and closing
rear windows 38
Low beams 100
3
Opening and closing front
windows 38
Automatic headlamp control* 100
Adaptive Head Light* 101
4
Folding exterior mirrors in and out* 52
5
Adjusting exterior mirrors, automatic curb
monitor* 52
6
7
Parking lamps 100
Fog lamps 102
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High beams, headlamp
flasher 102
Roadside parking lamps* 102
Computer 75
Settings and information about the
vehicle 78
15 Adjusting the steering wheel 53
16
Cruise control* 66
Active cruise control* 67
17 Releasing the hood 224
18 Opening the luggage compartment lid*
10
Driving tips
Instrument lighting 103
9
At a glance
14 Horn: the entire surface
Turn signals 63
Controls
8
Instrument cluster 12
Windshield wipers 64
Switching the ignition on/off and
starting/stopping the engine 59
Communications Entertainment
12 Ignition lock 59
13 Buttons* on the steering wheel
Telephone*:
> Press: accepting and ending a
call, starting dialing* selected
phone numbers. Redialing if
no phone number is selected
> Press longer: redialing
Volume
Mobility
Changing radio station
Selecting music track
Scrolling through phone book and
lists with stored phone numbers
Individually programmable 54
Individually programmable 54
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Navigation
Rain sensor* 64
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
8
1
Speedometer
2
Indicator lamps for turn signals
> Position of automatic transmission* 61
3
Indicator and warning lamps 13
> Computer 75
4
Displays for active cruise control* 67
5
Tachometer 74
> Date of next scheduled service, and
remaining distance to be driven 79
6
Engine oil temperature 75
> Odometer and trip odometer 74
7
Display for
> Checking engine oil level* 225
> Clock 74
> Settings and information 78
> Outside temperature 74
>
> Indicator and warning lamps 83
9
Display for
There is a Check Control
message 83
Fuel gauge 75
10 Resetting the trip odometer 74
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Indicator lamps without text messages
The concept
The following indicator lamps notify you that
certain functions are active:
High beams/headlamp flasher 102
At a glance
Indicator and warning lamps
Explanatory text messages
Engine malfunction with adverse
effect on exhaust emissions 230
Canada: engine malfunction with
adverse effect on exhaust
emissions 230
Driving tips
Canada: parking brake applied 60
Communications Entertainment
Some lamps are checked for proper functioning
and thus come on briefly when the engine is
started or the ignition is switched on.
Parking brake applied 60
Mobility
Text messages at the lower edge of the Control
Display explain the meaning of the displayed
indicator and warning lamps.
You can call up more information, e.g. on the
cause of a malfunction and on how to respond,
via Check Control, refer to page 83.
In urgent cases, this information will be shown
as soon as the corresponding lamp comes on.
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Indicator and warning lamps can light up in a
variety of combinations and colors.
Navigation
Lamp flashes:
DSC or DTC is regulating the propulsive forces in order to maintain driving
stability 90
Controls
Fog lamps* 102
Cockpit
Around the center console: controls and displays
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2
SOS: initiating an Emergency Request
call* 236
15 Selecting AM or FM waveband
3
Reading lamps 103
4
Coupe: glass roof, electric* 39
5
Interior lamps 103
6
Passenger airbag status lamp* 98
PDC Park Distance Control* 88
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Control Display 16
8
Hazard warning flashers
Coupe:
Roller sun blind* 113
9
DTC Dynamic Traction Control 90
> Radio station 164
> Track 174
14 Selecting radio, CD and CD changer
Air distribution to the upper body
area 105
Air distribution to the footwell 105
Automatic air distribution and flow
rate 106
Cooling function 107
AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control 106
18 Controller 16
Can be turned, pressed, or moved horizontally in four directions
19 Opening start menu on Control Display 17
20
Convertible:
Opening and closing retractable
hardtop 41
21 Drive for navigation DVD 132
22 Programmable memory keys 21
23 Switching audio sources on/off and adjusting volume 160
24 Drive for audio CD 160
Recirculated-air mode 106
Maximum cooling 106
Residual heat mode 107
Driving tips
Coupe:
HDC Hill Descent Control* 90
Navigation
Air distribution to the
windshield 105
Heated seats* 49
Communications Entertainment
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Controls
16 Ejecting navigation DVD 132
10 Central locking system 32
11 Automatic climate control
At a glance
Coupe: microphone for voice command
system* and for telephone in hands-free
mode*
Convertible: microphone on steering column
1
Defrosting windows 107
Rear window defroster 107
12 Ejecting audio CD 160
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Mobility
Air flow rate 106
iDrive
iDrive
iDrive integrates the functions of a large number of switches. This allows these functions to
be operated from a single central position. The
following section provides an introduction to
basic menu navigation. The control of the individual functions is described in connection with
the relevant equipment.
Controls
1
Control Display
2
button
Opening start menu
3
Controller
The controller can be used to select menu
items and to adjust settings:
Operate the controller only when traffic
and road conditions allow this, to avoid
endangering the car's occupants and other
road users by being distracted.<
> Move in four directions, arrow 4
> Turn, arrow 5
> Push, arrow 6
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Operating principle
Communication
As of radio readiness, the following message
appears on the Control Display:
> Telephone*
At a glance
Menu overview
> BMW Assist* or TeleService*
> Navigation system
> Onboard information, e.g. for displaying the
average fuel consumption
Entertainment
> CD player and CD changer*
> AUX-In port, USB-audio interface* for
external audio device
Climate
To hide the message:
Press the controller.
The start menu is displayed.
The message is automatically hidden after
approx. 10 seconds.
Navigation
Start menu
> Vent settings
> Automatic programs
> Parked car operation
menu
> Switching off Control Display
> Tone and display settings
> Settings for your vehicle, e.g. for the central
locking system
> Display of service requirements and dates
for statutory inspections
> Settings for telephone
All iDrive functions can be called up via five
menu items.
Opening start menu
Press the
button.
To open the start menu from the menu:
button twice.
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Mobility
Press the
Communications Entertainment
> Radio
Driving tips
Controls
Navigation
iDrive
Calling up menu items in the start menu
Displays in menu
As of radio readiness, refer to page 59:
Via the start menu you can call up the four menu
items of Communication, Navigation, Entertainment and Climate by moving the controller forwards, backwards, to the left or to the right.
1
Each menu is subdivided into fields. The
active field is highlighted.
2
A symbol indicates the start menu item last
selected.
You can call up the menu by pressing the controller.
Communication
Convenient call-up of menu items
Navigation or onboard information
The convenient call-up function enables you to:
Entertainment
> Call up a menu item from the start menu in
the view last displayed
Climate
> Switch directly between Communication,
Navigation, Entertainment and Climate
without having to press the
button
menu
To do so, move the controller in the corresponding direction and hold it for more than
approx. 2 seconds.
1
Menu items are usually grouped in horizontal or vertical lists.
2
In these lists, arrows indicate the possibility
of accessing other menu items that are not
currently visible.
3
Settings are represented graphically or as
numerical values.
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3
4
Switching between fields:
> Turn the controller; the highlight marker
moves
> Briefly move the controller to the left,
right, forward, or backward
> Menu items in white can be selected by
highlighting them
> Release the controller
Activating a menu item:
> The active field is brighter in color
5
Adjusting settings:
> Press the controller
> Turn the controller
> New menu items are displayed or the
function is executed
> Graphic display, numerical value or text
displays can be changed
Selecting a menu item: refer to 1
> Confirm by changing the field
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2
Selecting a menu item:
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Communications Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
The following is a general description of operations using iDrive.
For an exemplary step-by-step application refer
to Setting the time, page 81.
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Operating principle at a glance
iDrive
Status information
Assistance window*
1
Additional information can be displayed in the
assistance window:
Display for:
> Entertainment:
Radio, CD or
> Telephone* in "Communication":
Name of the connected mobile phone,
network search or no network
> "BMW Assist"*:
Active voice connection with a
BMW Assist service
2
Entertainment audio output off
3
Display for traffic information*:
> The computer or the trip computer*
> The arrow or map view in vehicles with navigation system*
> The current position*
Selecting display
1. Move the controller to the right to change to
the assistance window and press the controller.
"TI":
Traffic information for the navigation system can be received and transmission is
switched on
4
Display for:
>
New entries present in "Missed calls"*
>
5
6
Roaming active
It is possible to make calls* if the mobile
phone is paired with the vehicle
Reception strength of mobile phone
network, display depending on mobile
phone
2. Select a menu item.
3. Press the controller.
Time
Other displays:
Status information is temporarily hidden during
Check Control message displays or entries via
the voice command system*.
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> Radio stations
1. Move the controller to the right to change to
the assistance window and press the controller.
2. Select "Assist. window off" and press the
controller.
> CD
> CD compartment of CD changer
At a glance
> Entertainment:
> AUX
> Telephone: phone numbers
The assignment of the programmable memory
keys is stored for the remote control currently in
use.
Controls
Switching assistance window on/off
Press the key longer than
Special features:
Switching Control Display
off/on
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
> If destination guidance and the map view
have been started, the current destination is
stored.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
> If the destination is entered via map, the
coordinates in the crosshairs are stored, not
the current destination.
3. Select "Display off" and press the controller.
Telephone, phone numbers
1. Enter the phone number or select the number from a list of stored phone numbers, e.g.
the A-Z list.
2.
...
2 seconds.
Press the key longer than
If the phone number is associated with a name,
the name is also stored.
Entertainment
Press the controller to switch on.
Programmable memory keys
Using the programmable memory keys, you can
store and execute certain iDrive functions:
> Navigation destinations*
The item stored in the Entertainment menu is
the source that is playing at the time of storage,
e.g. a radio station, irrespective of what was
selected on the Control Display.
1. Select the desired function, e.g. radio station or CD.
2.
...
2 seconds.
Navigation
...
2 seconds.
Communications Entertainment
2.
Press the key longer than
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To turn back on, switch to the assistance window and press the controller.
1. Select the navigation destination, e.g. in the
destination list or address book.
Mobility
Navigation destinations*
Driving tips
Storing functions
iDrive
If the car is equipped with two drives and a
CD with compressed audio files is played,
the current track is stored.<
Executing a function
...
Press the key.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. Select "Programmable Memory Keys" and
press the controller.
The function is executed immediately. This
means that, for example, if a phone number is
selected, the connection is established, or if a
navigation destination is called up, destination
guidance is started.
Displaying memory key assignments
You can have the assignment of a memory key
displayed by touching the key with your finger.
Please do not wear gloves when doing so.
Touching the keys with an object such as a pen
will not work.
6. Select "Delete assignment of all memory
keys" and press the controller.
7. Select "Yes" and press the controller.
Displaying brief information
...
Touch the key.
The key assignment is displayed.
Navigation destination
Entertainment source
Telephone, phone number
Not assigned
Displaying detailed information
...
period.
Touch the key for a longer
Clearing key assignments
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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Controls
The voice command system transforms your
oral commands into control signals for the
selected systems and provides support in the
form of instructions or questions.
The voice command system uses a special
microphone located in the area of the interior
rearview mirror, refer to page 14.
2. Say the command.
The command appears on the Control Display.
Precondition
Via iDrive, select the language in which the
voice command system is operating, so that the
spoken commands can be identified. Selecting
the language for iDrive, refer to page 86.
Symbols in the Owner's Manual
{...} Say the specified commands word for
word.
{{...}} Indicates responses of the voice
command system.
Saying commands
Activating voice command system
button on the steering wheel.
Terminating or canceling voice
command system
Press the
or
button on the steering wheel
Commands
Having the possible commands read
aloud
You can have the system read aloud the possible commands related to the selected menu
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{Cancel}
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1. Press the
This symbol appears on the Control Display
when you can enter additional commands.
If no further commands are possible, continue
by operating the item of equipment via iDrive.
Driving tips
Individual menu items on the Control Display
can be spoken as commands. It is not necessary to use the controller.
Navigation
The voice command system allows you to control operation of various vehicle systems without removing your hands from the steering
wheel.
This symbol on the Control Display and
an acoustic signal indicate that the voice
command system is ready to receive spoken commands.
Communications Entertainment
The concept
At a glance
Voice command system*
Voice command system
item on the Control Display.
To have the possible commands read out to
you:
{Options}
Opening the start menu
{Main menu}
Example: selecting a track
For instance, if you have selected "CD", the
commands available for operating the CD
player and CD changer are read out*.
Opening help
{Help}
1. If necessary, switch on entertainment audio
output.
2. Press the
button on the steering wheel.
3. {Entertainment}
The system says:
{{Entertainment}}
Using alternative commands
There are often a number of commands to run a
function, e.g.:
{Radio on} or {Turn radio on}
Calling up functions immediately via
short commands
Short commands enable you to perform certain
functions immediately, irrespective of which
menu item is selected, refer to page 248.
4. {CD}
The system says:
{{CD on}}
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5. Press the
button on the steering wheel.
Driving tips
Controls
6. Select a track, e.g.:
{Track 1}
The system says:
{{Track 1}}
Notes
Navigation
For information on voice control of the
telephone, refer also to the separate
Owner's Manual.<
For voice commands, bear in mind the following:
Communications Entertainment
> Pronounce the commands and digits
smoothly and at normal volume, avoiding
excessive emphases and pauses. The same
applies to spelling when entering a destination for navigation.
> Always speak the commands in the language of the voice command system.
> When selecting a radio station, use the
standard pronunciation of the station name.
> For entries in the voice-activated phone
book, only use names in the language of the
voice command system and no abbreviations.
> Keep the doors, windows and glass roof
closed to prevent interference from outside
noise.
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> Avoid ambient noise in the vehicle while
speaking.
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you with
information for 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
Keys/remote controls
New remote controls
Your BMW center can supply new remote controls with integrated keys as additional units or
as replacements in the event of loss.
Personal Profile
The concept
Each remote control contains a rechargeable
battery that is automatically recharged when it
is in the ignition lock while the car is being
driven. Use each remote control at least twice a
year for longer road trips in order to maintain the
batteries' charge status. In cars with convenient
access*, the remote control contains a replaceable battery, refer to page 38.
The settings called up and implemented when
the car is unlocked depend on which remote
control is used to unlock the car, refer to Personal Profile, next column.
In addition, information about service requirements is stored in the remote control, refer to
Service data in the remote control, page 229.
You can set many of your BMW's functions to
suit your personal needs and preferences.
Without any action on your part, Personal Profile ensures that most of these settings are
stored for the remote control currently in use.
When you unlock the car, the remote control
used for the purpose is recognized and the settings stored for it are called up and implemented.
This means that your personal settings will be
activated for you, even if in the meantime your
car was used by someone else with another
remote control and the corresponding settings.
The individual settings are stored for up to three
remote controls.
Personal Profile settings
For more information on specific settings, refer
to the specified pages.
Integrated key
> Assignment of programmable memory
keys, refer to page 21
> Response of the central locking system
when the car is unlocked, refer to page 29
> Automatic locking of the vehicle, refer to
page 32
> Automatic call-up* of the driver's seat position after unlocking, refer to page 50
Press button 1 to release the key.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
> Glove compartment, refer to page 113
> Programming buttons* on the steering
wheel, refer to page 54
> Triple turn signal activation, refer to
page 64
> Driver's door, refer to page 32
> Luggage compartment lid, refer to page 33
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> Show visual warning for Park Distance Control PDC*, refer to page 88
> Light settings:
> Welcome lamps, refer to page 100
Operating from inside
> Pathway lighting, refer to page 101
By means of the button for central locking, refer
to page 32.
> Daytime running lamps, refer to
page 101
> Automatic climate control: activating/deactivating AUTO program, cooling function
and automatic recirculated-air control, setting temperature, air flow rate and distribution, refer to page 105 ff
> Entertainment:
> Audio volume, refer to page 161
> Tone control, refer to page 161
> Speed-dependent volume control, refer
to page 161
In the event of a sufficiently severe accident, the
central locking system unlocks automatically. In
addition, the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on.
Opening and closing:
Using the remote control
Persons or animals in a parked vehicle
could lock the doors from the inside. You
should therefore take the remote control with
you when you leave the vehicle so that the latter
can be opened from outside.<
The central locking system is ready for operation whenever the driver's door is closed.
Convertible: to operate the retractable
hardtop with the remote control, the
doors and luggage compartment lid must be
closed and the cargo bay partition must be
folded down and engaged on both sides. Refer
also to page 41.<
The system simultaneously engages and
releases the locks on the following:
Unlocking
Central locking system
The concept
> Doors
> Luggage compartment lid
> Fuel filler door
Press the
button.
The interior lamps, the courtesy lamps* and the
welcome lamps come on.
> Convertible: center armrest and glove compartment
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At a glance
Controls
> Units of measure for fuel consumption,
distance covered/remaining distances,
and temperature, refer to page 78
The anti-theft system is also operated at the
same time. It prevents the doors from being
unlocked using the lock buttons or door handles. In addition, if the remote control is used,
the welcome lamps, interior lamps and the
door's courtesy lamps* are switched on or off.
The alarm system* is also armed or disarmed.
For further details of the alarm system, refer to
page 35.
Driving tips
> Language on the Control Display, refer
to page 86
> In cars with convenient access*, via the
handles on the driver's and front passenger's doors
Navigation
> Brightness of the Control Display, refer
to page 86
> Via the door lock
Communications Entertainment
> Date format, refer to page 83
> Via the remote control
Mobility
> 12h/24h format of the clock, refer to
page 82
Operating from outside
Reference
> Settings for the display on the Control Display and in the instrument cluster:
Opening and closing
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Press the button twice to unlock the
entire vehicle.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Door locks" is selected and press the
controller.
9. Press the controller.
Coupe: convenient opening
Hold the
button down.
The windows and the glass roof* are opened.
Convertible: convenient opening*
Within a range of approx. 13 ft/4 m from the
vehicle you can open the retractable hardtop
using the remote control.
6. Select "Central locking" and press the controller.
7. Select "Unlock button" and press the controller.
8. Select a menu item:
Hold the
button down.
The windows and the retractable hardtop are
opened if the doors are closed.
If you continue pressing the
dows move up.
button, the win-
Watch during the opening process to
ensure that no one is injured. Releasing
the button interrupts the opening process.<
> "All doors"
Press the
button once to unlock the
entire vehicle.
Locking
> "Driver's door only"
Press the
button once to unlock only
the driver's door and the fuel filler door.
Convertible: convenient closing*
Press the
button.
Within a range of approx. 13 ft/4 m from the
vehicle you can close the retractable hardtop
and the windows using the remote control.
Hold the
button down.
The retractable hardtop and the windows are
closed.
Watch during the closing process to
ensure that no one is injured. Releasing
the button interrupts the closing process.<
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While the car is locked:
Press the
button.
You can also use this function to locate your
vehicle in parking garages etc.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
Unlocking the luggage compartment
lid
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Door locks" is selected and press the
controller.
Within a range of approx. 13ft/4m from the vehicle you can use the remote control to half close
the retractable hardtop when it is open to ease
loading of the cargo bay.
1. Briefly press the
button and, within one
second, press again and hold until the
retractable hardtop stops in an intermediate
position. The luggage compartment lid
opens slightly.
2. Open the luggage compartment lid, press
the cargo bay partition upward and stow the
cargo in the cargo bay.
Driving tips
8. Press the controller.
The signal is activated.
Malfunctions
The remote control may malfunction due to
local radio waves. If this occurs, unlock and lock
the car at the door lock with the integrated key.
Convertible: if hardtop movement via the
remote control is interrupted briefly, the movement will be completed more quickly if you keep
the corresponding button pressed continuously.
4. Press the
button for a longer period to
fold the retractable hardtop back in.
If the car can no longer be locked with a remote
control, the battery in the remote control is discharged. Use the remote control on an
extended trip to recharge the battery, refer to
page 28. The remote control for convenient
access* contains a battery that may have to be
changed, refer to page 38.
Confirmation signals
For US owners only
You can activate or deactivate the confirmation
signals.
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communications
3. Press down the cargo bay partition until it
engages on both sides and close the luggage compartment lid.
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Navigation
Convertible: convenient loading*
7. Select the desired signal.
Communications Entertainment
The luggage compartment lid swings
back and up when opened. Ensure that
there is sufficient clearance. To avoid locking
yourself out by accident, do not place the
remote control in the cargo bay. A previously
locked luggage compartment lid is locked again
after closing.
Before and after each trip, check that the luggage compartment lid has not been inadvertently unlocked.<
6. Select "Confirmation" and press the controller.
Mobility
button for approx. 1 second.
The luggage compartment lid opens a short
distance, regardless of whether it was locked or
unlocked.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
Reference
Press the
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
At a glance
1. Open the start menu.
Controls
Switching on interior lamps
Opening and closing
Commission regulations. Operation is governed by the following:
FCC ID:
LX8766S
LX8766E
LX8CAS
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can
lock and unlock the driver's door by turning the
integrated key to the corresponding limit positions in the door lock.
Opening and closing:
From inside
> This device must not cause harmful interference, and
> This device must accept any interference
received, 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.<
Opening and closing:
Using the door lock
This button serves to unlock or lock doors and
the luggage compartment lid, but does not activate the anti-theft system. The fuel filler door
remains unlocked.
Automatic locking
You can also set the situations in which the car
locks:
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
You can set the way in which the car is
unlocked, refer to page 29.
Convenient operation
You can use the door lock to operate the windows and the coupe's glass roof* or the convertible's retractable hardtop.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Door locks" is selected and press the
controller.
Hold the key in the position for unlocking or
locking.
During each closing procedure, and when
opening the retractable hardtop, watch
the process and ensure that no one becomes
trapped. Releasing the key stops the operation.<
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Luggage compartment lid
In order to avoid damage, make sure there
is sufficient clearance before opening the
luggage compartment lid.<
Opening from inside
At a glance
you when you leave the vehicle so that the latter
can be opened from outside.<
Controls
6. Select "Central locking" and press the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Opening from outside
Unlocking and opening doors
> Either unlock the doors together using the
button for the central locking system and
then pull the door handle above the armrest
or
> pull on the door handle of each door twice:
the first time unlocks the door, the second
time opens it.
Locking
> Use the central locking button to lock all of
the doors simultaneously, or
> press down the safety lock button of a door.
To prevent you from being locked out, the
open driver's door cannot be locked using
the lock button.
Persons or animals in a parked vehicle
could lock the doors from the inside. You
should therefore take the remote control with
Press the button, see arrow, or the
button on
the remote control for a longer period. The luggage compartment lid will open slightly. It can
now be swung upwards.
Opening manually
The integrated key of the remote control, refer
to page 28, fits the luggage compartment lid
lock.
If you open the luggage compartment lid
using the key while the alarm system is
armed, the alarm will be triggered. Switching off
an alarm, refer to page 35.<
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Mobility
8. Press the controller.
The setting is selected.
Press the button: the luggage compartment lid
opens unless it has been locked.
Reference
> "Lock after driving"
The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle as soon as you
drive off.
Communications Entertainment
> "Relock door if not opened"
The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle after a short time
when no door has been opened.
Navigation
Driving tips
7. Select a menu item:
Opening and closing
Coupe
Locking separately
Turn the key all the way to the left: the luggage
compartment lid opens.
Push the switch in the direction of arrow 1.
The luggage compartment lid is locked and
cannot be unlocked using the central locking
system.
If you give the remote control without the integrated key to someone else while the glove
compartment is locked, the luggage compartment lid cannot be opened. This is an advantage when valet parking, for example. Locking
the glove compartment, refer to page 113.
Unlocking separately
Push the switch in the direction of arrow 2.
Convertible
Emergency release
Turn the key all the way to the left beyond the
two resistance points: the luggage compartment lid opens.
It may be necessary to close the luggage compartment lid with more momentum since the
assisted closing of the luggage compartment
lid does not work if there is an electrical malfunction.
Locking or unlocking separately
Pull the lever in the cargo bay. The luggage
compartment lid is unlocked.
Closing
The handle recesses on the interior trim of the
luggage compartment lid make it easier to pull
down.
Make sure that the closing path of the
luggage compartment lid is clear, otherwise injuries may result.<
The switch is located in the glove compartment.
1
Locking the luggage compartment lid
2
Unlocking the luggage compartment lid
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To close the luggage compartment lid,
press it down lightly. The lid is closed
automatically.<
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation:
Press the
button for at least three seconds.
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Switching off an alarm
> Unlock the car with the remote control, refer
to page 29.
> Insert the remote control all the way into the
ignition lock.
Indicator lamp displays
Alarm system*
The concept
The vehicle alarm system responds:
> When a door, the hood or the luggage compartment lid is opened
> To movements inside the vehicle: Interior
motion sensor, refer to page 36
> When the car's inclination changes, for
instance if an attempt is made to jack it up
and steal the wheels or to raise it prior to
towing away
> When there is an interruption in the power
supply from the battery
The alarm system signals unauthorized entry
attempts for a short time by means of:
> An acoustic alarm
> The indicator lamp under the inside rearview mirror flashes continuously: the system is armed.
> The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
doors, hood or luggage compartment lid are
not properly closed. Even if you do not close
the alerted area, the system begins to monitor the remaining areas, and the indicator
lamp flashes continuously after approx.
10 seconds. The interior motion sensor and
the tilt alarm sensor are not activated.
At a glance
Controls
Panic mode*
Convertible
Driving tips
You can open the luggage compartment lid
even when the alarm system is armed, by
pressing the
button on the remote control,
refer to page 31. The lid is locked and monitored again as soon as you close it.
Navigation
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.
Communications Entertainment
Arming and disarming
Mobility
Coupe
> Flashing the high beams
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Reference
> Switching on the hazard warning flashers
Opening and closing
> The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking:
your vehicle has not been disturbed while
you were away.
the interior motion sensor are switched off until
the next time the vehicle is unlocked and subsequently locked again.
> If the indicator lamp flashes after unlocking
until the remote control is inserted in the
ignition, but for no longer than approx.
5 minutes: your vehicle has been disturbed
while you were away.
Convenient access*
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored. The alarm
system reacts, e.g. to attempts to steal a wheel
or tow the vehicle.
Convenient access enables you to enter your
vehicle without needing to hold the remote control in your hand. All you need to do is wear the
remote control close to your body, e.g. in your
jacket pocket. The vehicle detects the corresponding remote control within the immediate
vicinity or in the passenger compartment.
Interior motion sensor
Convenient access supports the following
functions:
Coupe
> Unlocking/locking the vehicle
In order for the interior motion sensor to function properly, the windows and glass roof must
be completely closed*.
> Engine starting
Tilt alarm sensor
> Unlocking the luggage compartment lid
separately
> Convenient closure
Convertible
The interior of the car is monitored up to the
height of the seat cushions. Thus the alarm system is activated together with the interior
motion sensor even if the hardtop is open. The
alarm can be triggered unintentionally by falling
objects such as leaves, refer to Avoiding unintentional alarms.
Functional requirement
Avoiding unintentional alarms
> The engine can only be started when the
vehicle detects that the remote control currently in use is inside the vehicle.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
may be switched off at the same time. This prevents unintentional alarms, e.g. in the following
situations:
> In duplex garages
> During transport on car-carrying trains,
boats/ships or on a trailer
> When animals are to remain in the vehicle
Switching off tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
Press the
button on the remote control
again as soon as the vehicle is locked.
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and then
flashes continuously. The tilt alarm sensor and
> The vehicle or the luggage compartment lid
can only be locked when the vehicle detects
that the remote control currently in use is
outside of the vehicle.
> The vehicle cannot be locked or unlocked
again until after approx. 2 seconds.
Comparison to the standard remote
control
In general, there is no difference between using
convenient access or pressing the buttons on
the remote control to carry out the functions
mentioned above. You should therefore first
familiarize yourself with the instructions on
opening and closing starting on page 28.
Special features regarding the use of convenient access are described below.
If you notice a brief delay while opening or
closing windows, the glass roof or retractable hardtop, the system is checking whether a
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Grasp the handle on the driver's or front passenger's door completely, arrow 1. This corresponds to pressing the
button.
Locking
The engine can only be switched off when the
selector lever is in position P, refer to page 60.
To switch the engine off when the selector lever
is in position N, the remote control must be in
the ignition switch.
Before driving a vehicle with automatic
transmission into a car wash
Touch the surface, arrow 2, with your finger for
approx. 1 second. This corresponds to pressing
the
button.
1. Insert remote control into ignition switch.
To preserve the battery, please make
sure that the ignition and all electrical
consumers are switched off before locking the
vehicle.<
4. Switch off the engine.
Coupe: convenient closure
Convenient access may malfunction due to
local radio waves. If this happens, open or close
the vehicle via the buttons on the remote control or using the integrated key. To start the
engine afterward, insert the remote control into
the ignition switch.
For convenient closure, keep your finger on the
surface, arrow 2.
Unlocking the luggage compartment
lid separately
Press the button on the outside of the luggage
compartment lid. This corresponds to pressing
the
button.
If the vehicle detects that a remote control has been accidentally left inside the
locked vehicle's cargo bay after the luggage
compartment lid is closed, the lid will reopen.
The hazard warning flashers flash and an
acoustic signal* sounds.<
Switching on radio readiness
Radio readiness is switched on by pressing the
start/stop button, refer to page 59.
2. Depress the brake.
3. Move the selector lever to position N.
The vehicle can roll.
Malfunction
Warning lamps
The warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up when you attempt to
start the engine: the engine cannot
be started. The remote control is not inside the
vehicle or is malfunctioning. Take the remote
control with you inside the vehicle or have it
checked. If necessary, insert another remote
control into the ignition switch.
The warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up while the engine is
running: the remote control is no
longer inside the vehicle. After the engine is
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At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
Switching off the engine in cars with
automatic transmission
Navigation
You can start the engine or switch on the ignition when a remote control is inside the vehicle.
It is not necessary to insert a remote control into
the ignition switch, refer to page 59.
Communications Entertainment
Starting the engine
Unlocking
Mobility
Do not depress the brake or the clutch,
otherwise the engine will start.<
Reference
remote control is inside the vehicle. Please
repeat the opening or closing procedure, if necessary.<
Opening and closing
switched off, the engine can only be restarted
within approx. 10 seconds.
Opening, closing
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on and a message
appears on the Control Display:
replace the battery in the remote control.
Coupe
Replacing the battery
The remote control for convenient access contains a battery that will need to be replaced from
time to time.
1. Take the integrated key out of the remote
control, refer to page 28.
> Press the switch to the resistance point:
The window opens as long as you press the
switch.
> Press the switch beyond the resistance
point:
The window opens automatically. Press the
switch again to stop the opening movement.
You can close the windows in the same manner
by pulling the switch.
2. Remove the cover.
3. Insert the new battery with the plus side facing up.
Convertible: individually
4. Press the cover on to close.
Take the old battery to a battery collection point or to your BMW center.<
Windows
To prevent injuries, watch the windows
while closing them.
Take the remote control with you when you
leave the car, otherwise children could operate
the electric windows and possibly injure themselves.<
> Press the switch to the resistance point:
The window opens as long as you press the
switch.
> Press the switch beyond the resistance
point:
The window opens automatically. Press the
switch again to stop the opening movement.
You can close the windows in the same manner
by pulling the switch. The rear windows do not
close automatically.
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with pinch protection. Therefore, watch them
closely when closing to avoid personal injury.<
Closing without pinch protection
At a glance
Convertible: jointly
When the remote control is removed or the ignition is switched off, you can still operate the
windows for approx. 1 minute as long as no
door is opened.
For information on convenient operation via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to page 29
or 32. For information on closing with convenient access, refer to Locking on page 30.
Pinch protection system
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a
window closes, the closing action is interrupted
and the window reopens slightly.
Despite the pinch protection system
check and clear the window's travel path
prior to closing it, otherwise the safety system
might fail to detect certain kinds of obstructions, such as thin objects, and the window
would continue closing.
Do not install any accessories that might interfere with window movement. Otherwise the
pinch protection system could be impaired.
Convertible: the rear windows are not equipped
Raising
Press the switch.
> The closed glass roof is raised and the sliding visor opens slightly.
> The open glass roof automatically travels
into the raised position. The sliding visor
remains completely open.
Opening, closing
> Press the switch backwards to the resistance point.
The glass roof and the sliding visor open
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Driving tips
Navigation
After switching off the ignition
To prevent injuries, watch the glass roof
while closing it.
Take the remote control with you when you
leave the car, otherwise children could operate
the roof and possibly injure themselves.<
Communications Entertainment
> Pull the switch:
All windows close as long as you pull the
switch.
Coupe: glass roof*, electric
Mobility
> Press the switch beyond the resistance
point:
All windows open automatically. Press the
switch again to stop the opening movement.
2. Pull the switch again past the resistance
point within approx. 4 seconds and hold it
there. The window closes without pinch
protection.
Reference
> Press the switch to the resistance point:
All windows open as long as you press the
switch.
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.
Controls
If there is an external danger, or if ice on the windows, etc., prevents you from closing the windows normally, proceed as follows:
Opening and closing
together as long as you hold the switch in
this position.
> Press the switch backwards past the resistance point.
The glass roof and the sliding visor open
automatically. Briefly press the switch again
to stop the opening movement.
Closing manually*
In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can
move the glass roof manually:
1. Unclip the front of the cover of the interior
lamps using the screwdriver from the
onboard tool kit, refer to page 231.
You can close the glass roof in a similar manner
by pressing the switch forwards. The sliding
visor remains open and can be closed by hand.
For information on convenient operation via the
remote control or door lock, refer to page 29
or 32.
After switching off the ignition
When the remote control is removed or the ignition is switched off, you can still operate the roof
for approx. 1 minute as long as no door has
been opened.
2. Insert the screwdriver into the openings on
each side to press the clips.
Pinch protection system
If the glass roof encounters an obstruction during closing from approximately the middle of
the opening in the roof, or during closing from
the raised position, the closing movement is
interrupted and the glass roof is opened again
slightly.
Despite the pinch protection system
check and clear the roof's travel path prior
to closing it, otherwise the safety system might
fail to detect certain kinds of obstructions, such
as very thin objects, and the roof would continue closing.<
3. Remove the control unit.
4. Unplug the motor. Considerably less effort
will be required for manual operation.
Closing without pinch protection
If there is an external danger, press the switch
forward past the resistance point. The roof
closes without pinch protection.
Following interruptions in electrical
power supply
After a power failure, there is a possibility that
the glass roof can only be raised. The system
must be initialized. BMW recommends having
this work done by your BMW center.
5. Insert the Allen wrench* supplied with the
onboard tool kit, refer to page 231, into the
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The following tips will enhance your driving
pleasure in your convertible:
> It is advisable that you close the retractable
hardtop when you park the vehicle. Not only
does the closed hardtop protect the vehicle
interior against unanticipated weather damage, it also offers theft protection. However,
even when the hardtop is closed, valuables
should only be stored in the locked cargo
bay.
> Do not attach roof rack systems to the
retractable hardtop, and in particular do not
attach magnetic racks.
> Do not attach rack systems to the luggage
compartment lid, and in particular do not
attach magnetic racks.
> When the retractable hardtop is operated,
the luggage compartment lid swings back
and up. Before operating the retractable
hardtop, ensure that there is enough clearance, e.g. when parked in front of a wall.
> If you open the hardtop while it is wet, e.g.
after driving in the rain, water may drip into
the cargo bay. If necessary, remove items
The retractable hardtop can only be
opened and closed when the vehicle is
stationary. To avoid causing damage, do not
drive off until the hardtop has stopped moving.<
Before opening and closing
> Comply with the safety precautions
described above.
> Ensure that the cargo bay partition is folded
down and engaged on both sides, refer to
page 117, otherwise it will not be possible
to open the retractable hardtop.
> Do not place any objects next to or on the
cargo bay partition and close the storage
compartment on the left side of the cargo
bay.
> Do not exceed the maximum loading height
under the cargo bay partition; refer to the
label in the cargo bay showing a line indicating the maximum height.
> Ensure that the luggage compartment lid is
closed.
> The vehicle should be parked on fairly level
ground. Excessive angle is indicated by a
lamp.
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
The retractable hardtop combines reliable
weather protection with simple and convenient
operation.
The retractable hardtop cannot be moved
at temperatures below + 147/–10 6. A
message appears on the Control Display.<
Communications Entertainment
Convertible: retractable
hardtop
Do not place any objects on the retractable hardtop or on the luggage compartment lid, otherwise they could fall during movements of the retractable hardtop and cause
damage or injury.
Never move the retractable hardtop when the
rollover protection system is in the activated
position.
Driving when the hardtop is not fully opened or
closed may result in damage or injury.
Do not reach into the mechanism while the
hardtop is opening or closing. Keep children
away from the swiveling area of the retractable
hardtop.<
Mobility
6. Reinstall the control unit and reattach the
lamp cover.
from the cargo bay beforehand to avoid
water stains or soiling.
Reference
opening provided. Move the glass roof in
the desired direction.
Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Interruption
When the vehicle is stationary and at radio
readiness or beyond, refer to page 59:
The automatic sequence of movements is
interrupted if the switch for hardtop operation is
released. The sequence can be continued in
the desired direction by pushing or pulling the
switch.
If possible, conserve the battery by only
operating the retractable hardtop when
the engine is running.
Before closing the retractable hardtop, remove
all foreign objects from the windshield frame as
these could prevent the hardtop from closing
properly.<
A hardtop that is not fully opened or
closed is a safety hazard.
Do not interrupt and resume the closing procedure several times in close succession as this
could damage the mechanism.<
If the hardtop is not fully opened or
closed, the luggage compartment lid cannot be opened and the windows cannot be
moved.<
Convenient operation with remote
control or via door lock
Refer to pages 30 and 32.
1
Pull button: open the retractable hardtop.
Push button: close the retractable hardtop.
2
LEDs
The side windows move down slightly
when the switch for hardtop operation is
pulled or pushed.<
If you push or pull the switch for a longer period
after the LED 2 goes out, the windows move up
again.<
LEDs
In the following situations, a message appears
on the Control Display or an acoustic signal
sounds in addition to the LED lighting up:
Wind deflector*
The wind deflector keeps air movements in the
passenger compartment to a minimum when
the hardtop is open and provides an even more
comfortable ride, particularly at high speeds.
Installation
The wind deflector is stored in a protective
cover in the cargo bay. Brief instructions for
operation can be found on the protective cover.
1. Remove the wind deflector from the protective cover and unfold it, arrows 1.
> While the hardtop is being operated, the left
LED lights up green. It goes out as soon as
the top is fully opened or closed.
> If the right-hand LED flashes red when you
release the switch, the opening or closing
action has not yet finished.
> If the right LED lights up red when the
switch is pressed, the cargo bay partition is
folded up, the luggage compartment lid is
not closed, the vehicle is standing on a
strong incline or there is a malfunction. The
retractable hardtop cannot be moved.
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Removing the wind deflector
Proceed in the reverse order as used for installation.
Protective caps are provided in the vehicle for
the holders of the wind deflector.
At a glance
2. Press together the top and bottom parts of
the wind deflector until the catch engages,
arrow 2.
Loading function
Cargo can still be loaded on the rear seat of the
vehicle even if the wind deflector has been
installed.
1. Lower all windows.
2. Fold down the top section of the wind
deflector, arrow 1.
5. Turn the rotary handle in the direction of
arrow 5 as far as the first stop to insert the
right fastening pin into the holders.
6. Turn the rotary handle in the direction of
arrow 6 as far as the
symbol to insert the
left fastening pin into the holders.
7. Fold up the top section of the wind deflector.
Mobility
With the wind deflector installed: do not
recline the front-seat backrests too far if
the seat is to be slid all the way back, as this
would damage the wind deflector.<
Navigation
Slide the red release lever towards the middle of
the wind deflector and push the two halves
apart.
Only turn the rotary handle within the
range between the two symbols, otherwise the cable system inside the wind deflector
could be damaged.<
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4. Push the fastening pin, arrow 4, into the
opening provided on the left side of the
vehicle until it snaps into place.
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3. Push the fastening pin, arrow 3, into the
opening provided on the right side of the
vehicle until it snaps into place. Remove the
protective caps beforehand, if necessary.
Driving tips
Controls
Folding
Opening and closing
3. Turn the rotary handle to position
arrow 2.
,
Fold both sections of the wind deflector forward
and rest them against the front seats, arrow 3.
To protect the seat cushions or to use the bag
holders, you can fold the rear backrest down,
refer to page 118.
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Adjustments
Safety belt
Before every drive, make sure that all occupants
wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the
safety belt as an additional safety device, but
they do not represent a substitute.
Always maintain an adequate distance
between yourself and the airbags. Always
grip the steering wheel on the rim, with your
hands in the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions,
to minimize the risk of injury to the hands or
arms in the event of the airbag being triggered
off.
No one and nothing is to come between the airbags and the seat occupant.
Do not use the cover of the front airbag on the
front passenger side as a storage area. Make
sure that the front passenger is sitting correctly,
e.g. not resting feet or legs on the dashboard,
otherwise leg injuries can occur if the front airbag is triggered.
Make sure that passengers do not lean their
heads against the side or head airbags, otherwise serious injuries could result if the airbags
suddenly deployed.<
Your vehicle has four seats, each of which is
equipped with a safety belt.
Even if you follow all the instructions, injuries
resulting from contact with airbags cannot be
fully excluded, depending on the circumstances. The ignition and inflation noise may
provoke a mild hearing loss in extremely sensitive individuals. This effect is usually only temporary.
Safety belts, refer to page 51.
For airbag locations and additional information
on airbags, refer to page 97.
Never allow more than one person to
wear a single safety belt. Never allow
infants or small children to ride in a passenger's
lap. Make sure that the belt in the lap area sits
low across the hips and does not press against
the abdomen.
The safety belt must not rest against the throat,
run across sharp edges, pass over hard or fragile objects or be pinched. Fasten the safety belt
so that it sits as snugly as possible against the
lap and shoulder without being twisted. Otherwise the belt could slide over your hips and
injure your abdomen in the event of a frontal
collision.
Avoid wearing bulky clothing and regularly pull
the belt in the upper-body area taut, otherwise
its restraining effect could be impaired.<
Seats
Note before adjusting
Never attempt to adjust your seat while
the vehicle is moving. The seat could
respond with unexpected movement, and the
ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an
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Controls
Driving tips
Head restraints, refer to page 47.
Navigation
Airbags
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that its center is at approx. ear level. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident.<
Communications Entertainment
For additional information on transporting children safely, refer to page 56.
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of neck injury in the event of an accident.
Mobility
The ideal sitting position can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving. In conjunction with the safety belts, the head
restraints and the airbags, the seated position
has a major influence on your safety in the event
of an accident. To ensure that the safety systems operate with optimal efficiency, we
strongly urge you to observe the instructions
contained in the following section.
Head restraint
Reference
Sitting safely
Adjustments
accident.
On the front passenger seat as well, do not
incline the backrest too far to the rear while the
vehicle is being driven, otherwise there is a danger in the event of an accident of sliding under
the safety belt, eliminating the protection normally provided by the belt.<
Backrest
Comply with the instructions on head restraint
height on page 47, and on damaged safety
belts on page 51.
Manual adjustment
Observe the adjustment instructions on
page 45 to ensure the best possible personal protection.<
Longitudinal direction
Pull lever 1 and slide the seat to the desired
position.
After releasing the lever, move the seat gently
forward or back to make sure it engages properly.
Pull lever 3 and apply your weight to the backrest or lift it off, as necessary.
Tilt*
Pull the lever and apply your weight to the seat
or lift it off, as necessary.
Thigh support*
Height
Pull lever 2 and apply your weight to the seat or
lift it off, as necessary.
Pull the lever and move the thigh support forward or back.
Electrical adjustment
Observe the adjustment instructions on
page 45 to ensure the best possible personal protection.<
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You can change the width of the backrest to suit
your individual preferences by adjusting the lateral-support pads.
Press the front or rear end of the switch.
Backrest width decreases or increases accordingly.
Longitudinal adjustment from outside/
behind*
4
Backrest
5
Convertible: head restraints
Coupe: the head restraints are adjusted manually, refer to Head restraints below.
Lumbar support*
To move the front seats forward or backward
from outside or from one of the rear seats: with
the door open, press the front end 1 or rear end
2 of the switch.
You can also adjust the contour of the backrest
to obtain additional support in the lumbar
region.
The upper hips and spinal column receive supplementary support to help you maintain a
relaxed, upright sitting position.
> Increase or decrease curvature: press the
switch at the front or rear, respectively.
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Angle
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Height
3
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2
Head restraints
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of neck injury in the event of an accident.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that its center is at approx. ear level. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident. Only remove a head
restraint if no one will be sitting on the seat in
question. Reinstall the head restraint before
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Longitudinal direction
Reference
1
Controls
Backrest width*
At a glance
> Shift curvature up or down: press the switch
at the top or bottom, respectively.
Adjustments
transporting anyone on that seat. Otherwise,
the passenger will be without protection from
the head restraint.<
Coupe: rear seats
Height adjustment
Front seats
Coupe: height adjustment
> To raise: pull up.
> To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
slide the head restraint down.
> To raise: pull up.
Removing
> To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
slide the head restraint down.
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
Coupe: removing
1. Pull up as far as it will go.
2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head
restraint all the way out.
Convertible: height adjustment
2. Press the button, arrow 1, tilt the rear seat
backrest slightly forward and pull the head
restraint all the way out.
Only remove the head restraints if no passengers will be sitting in the rear. Reinstall
head restraints before transporting passengers
in the rear.<
Entering the rear seats
Coupe: seat with manual longitudinal
adjustment
> To raise: press the button upward.
> To lower: press the button downward.
Convenient entry
The convenient entry feature includes a memory function for the longitudinal adjustment and
backrest angle.
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1. Pull the lever and swing the backrest forward.
2. Push the seat forward.
Previous position
1. Pull lever 1 and swing the backrest forward.
Seat with electrical longitudinal
adjustment
2. Press the front end 2 of the switch until the
seat has moved into the desired position.
Coupe
Previous position
Press the rear end 3 of the switch until the seat
automatically stops in its previous position, and
fold the backrest back. If you release the switch
before the previous seat position is reached,
the seat will stop at its current position.
Convertible
Heated seats*
Press once for each temperature level.
Three LEDs indicate the highest temperature.
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Mobility
Seat backrest warning lamp:
Comes on when a seat backrest is not
engaged. In addition, a message
appears on the Control Display.
When sliding the seat backward, make
sure no one is injured and no objects are
damaged.
Before driving off, engage both seats and backrests so that they are locked in place. Otherwise
there is a risk of accident due to an unexpected
movement.<
Driving tips
The convenient entry feature includes a memory function for the longitudinal adjustment and
backrest angle.
Navigation
Convenient entry
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When pushing the seat into its rearmost
position, make sure that no one is injured
and that no objects are damaged.
Before driving off, engage both seats and backrests so that they are locked in place. Otherwise
there is a risk of accident due to an unexpected
movement.<
Controls
Push the seat backward and swing the backrest
back.
Adjustments
To switch off:
Press button longer.
Convenience mode
1. Unlock and open the driver's door or switch
on radio readiness, refer to page 59.
If you continue driving within approx. the next
15 minutes, the seat heating is automatically
activated at the previously set temperature.
2. Briefly press the desired memory button 1
or 2.
The temperature is lowered or the heating is
switched off entirely to save on battery power.
The LEDs stay lit.
The adjusting procedure is halted immediately
when you touch a seat adjustment switch or
one of the memory buttons.
Seat and mirror memory*
You can store and call up two different combinations of driver's-seat and exterior-mirror
positions.
Settings for the backrest width and lumbar support are not stored in memory.
Storing
Safety feature
1. Close the driver's door and switch the ignition on or off, refer to page 59.
2. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2
and keep it pressed until the adjustment
process has been completed.
If the
button was pressed accidentally:
Press the button again; the LED goes out.
Call-up with the remote control
The driver's seat position last stored is stored
for the remote control currently in use.
You can select the occasion on which the seat is
reset to that position.
> Call-up when the vehicle is unlocked.
> Call-up when the driver's door is opened.
1. Switch on radio readiness or the ignition,
refer to page 59.
2. Adjust the seat and exterior mirrors to the
desired positions.
3. Press the
button.
The LED in the button lights up.
4. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2: the
LED goes out.
The driver's seat and exterior mirror positions are stored for the remote control currently in use.
When this Personal Profile function is
used, first make sure that the footwell
behind the driver's seat is free of obstacles.
Failure to do so could cause injury to persons or
damage to objects as a result of a rearward
movement of the seat.<
The adjusting procedure is halted immediately
when you touch a seat adjustment switch or
one of the memory buttons.
Selecting automatic call-up
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
Call-up
Do not call up memory while you are driving, otherwise unexpected seat movement could result in an accident.<
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
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Closing
6. Select "Central locking" and press the controller.
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in
the belt buckle.
7. Select "Last seat pos." and press the controller.
The upper belt anchor is suitable for adults of
any stature as long as the seat is adjusted properly, refer to page 45.
8. Select "After unlocking" or "After door
opened".
Opening
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Controls
until "Door locks" is selected and press the
controller.
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
'Fasten safety belts' reminder for front
seats
Select "Deactivated" and press the controller.
Safety belts
Observe the adjustment instructions on
page 45 to ensure the best possible personal protection.<
Before every drive, make sure that all occupants
wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the
safety belt as an additional safety device, but
they do not represent a substitute.
The 'Fasten safety belts' reminder is issued as
long as the driver's safety belt has not been fastened. The 'Fasten safety belts' reminder is also
activated at road speeds above approx. 5 mph
or 8 km/h if the front passenger's safety belt is
not fastened, if objects are placed on the front
passenger seat, or if driver or front passenger
unfasten their safety belts.
Damage to safety belts
If the safety belts are damaged or
stressed in an accident: have the belt system, including any belt tensioners or childrestraint systems, replaced and the belt
anchors checked. Have this work done only by
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Switching off automatic call-up
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9. Press the controller.
The indicator lamp comes on and an
acoustic signal sounds. In addition, a
message appears on the Control Display. Check whether the safety belt
has been fastened correctly.
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2. Press the red button in the buckle.
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1. Grasp the belt firmly.
Adjustments
respondingly trained personnel. Otherwise, it is
not guaranteed that the safety devices will function properly.<
Coupe: belt hand-over
The concept
The belt hand-over makes it easier for you to
fasten your safety belt. When you close the
door and switch on radio readiness or the ignition, the belt hand-over extends automatically
and presents the in a position that is convenient
for fastening it around you. After you have fastened your safety belt, the belt hand-over
retracts to its original position.
Although there is a pinch protection system, always check that the maneuvering
area of the belt hand-over is clear. Otherwise it
cannot be ensured that the system will stop
moving in certain extreme situations.<
Mirrors
Exterior mirrors
The front passenger's mirror is more convex than the driver's mirror. The objects
seen in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Do not gauge your distance from traffic behind
you on the basis of what you see in the mirror;
otherwise there is an increased risk of an accident.<
Even if you have not yet fastened your safety
belt, the belt hand-over will retract if you:
> Wait for more than approx. one minute
1
Adjustments
> Open the corresponding door
2
Switching to the other mirror or automatic
curb monitor*
3
Folding mirrors in and out*
> Start to drive.
Closing the respective door reactivates the belt
hand-over if the ignition or radio-readiness is
on.
Front passenger's seat
The belt hand-over will extend only if the seat is
occupied and after the front passenger's door is
closed.
Pinch protection system
If the belt hand-over encounters resistance on
moving in or out, it moves back slightly in the
opposite direction and stops in this position. To
reactivate the belt hand-over: open and close
the door or switch the ignition off and on.
The setting for the exterior mirrors is stored* for
the remote control currently in use*. The stored
position is called up automatically when the
vehicle is unlocked.
Manual adjustment
The mirrors can also be adjusted manually:
press the edge of the glass.
Folding mirrors in and out*
At driving speeds up to approx. 12 mph/
20 km/h, you can fold the mirrors in and out by
pressing button 3. This can be beneficial in narrow streets, for example, or for moving mirrors
that were folded in by hand back out into their
correct positions. Mirrors that were folded in are
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Automatic heating
Both exterior mirrors are heated automatically
while the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
Passenger-side mirror tilt function –
automatic curb monitor*
Activating
Turn the knob to reduce glare from the headlamps of cars behind you when driving at night.
Interior and exterior mirrors, automatic
dimming feature*
Push the switch to the position for the passenger-side mirror, arrow 2.
Steering wheel
Adjustments
Do not adjust the steering wheel position
while the car is in motion, otherwise there
is a risk of accident due to an unexpected movement.<
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Mobility
Deactivating
In order to ensure that the system functions
correctly, keep the photo cells clean, do not
cover the area between the interior rearview
mirror and windshield, and do not affix adhesive
labels or stickers of any kind to the windshield
directly in front of the mirror.
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2. Engage reverse gear or move the selector
lever to position R.
The glass of the mirror on the passenger
side tilts slightly down. This allows the
driver to see the area immediately adjacent
to the vehicle, e.g. a curb, when backing into
a parking space.
The automatic dimming feature of the interior
and exterior mirrors* is controlled by two photo
cells in the interior rearview mirror. One photo
cell is in the mirror frame, see arrow; the other is
on the back of the mirror.
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Navigation
1. Push the switch to the position for the
driver's-side mirror, arrow 1.
At a glance
Before entering an automatic car wash,
fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with
button 3, to prevent them from being damaged
due to the width of the vehicle.<
Controls
Interior rearview mirror
Driving tips
folded out automatically at a speed of approx.
25 mph/40 km/h.
Adjustments
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seated position.
4. Select "Steering wheel buttons" and press
the controller.
3. Swing the lever back up.
Do not use force to swing the lever
back up, otherwise the mechanism
will be damaged.<
Programmable buttons on the steering
wheel
You can program the buttons to suit your personal preferences:
A list showing various functions is displayed:
> "Navigation voice instructions"
Voice messages from the navigation
system*
> "Air recirculation on / off"
Permanent shut-off of outside air, refer
to AUC Automatic recirculated-air control on page 106
These settings are stored for the remote control currently in use.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
> "Mute on / off"
To mute the audio sources
> "Monitor on / off"
To switch the Control Display on/off
> "Telephone list"*
To show/hide the phone book or last displayed list of stored phone numbers
> "Next entertainment source"
To change the audio source
5. Select the desired function and press the
controller.
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Controls
6. Select a button, if appropriate, and press
the controller.
Driving tips
You can operate the selected function using the
corresponding button.
Operating a function
Briefly press the appropriate button on the
steering wheel.
Navigation
If you have programmed "Navigation voice
instructions" for one of the buttons:
> Switch voice instructions on/off:
Press the button for a longer period.
> To repeat the last voice instruction:
Press the button briefly.
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Mobility
Communications Entertainment
> To cancel a voice instruction during an
announcement:
Press the button briefly.
Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
The right place for children
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, otherwise they could endanger
themselves and/or other persons by opening
the doors, for example.<
Children always in the rear
Accident research has shown that the safest
place for children is on the rear seat.
Children under the age of 13 or smaller
than 5 ft/150 cm may be transported only
in the rear in suitable child-restraint systems
appropriate for their age, weight and size. Otherwise there is an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident.<
Children 13 years of age or older must be buckled in with a safety belt as soon as there no
longer is any child-restraint system that is
appropriate for their age, size and weight.
Exception for front passenger seat
Should it be necessary to use a childrestraint system on the front passenger
seat, the front and side airbags for the front passenger must be deactivated. Otherwise, a child
traveling on that seat will face a significant risk
of injury if the airbags are triggered off, even
with a child-restraint system.<
or improperly installed child-restraint systems
can increase the risk of injury to children.
Always follow the installation instructions for
the system with the greatest care.
On the front passenger seat
After installing a child-restraint system on
the front passenger seat, make sure that
the front and side airbags for the front passenger are deactivated, otherwise there is an
increased risk of injury if the airbags deploy.<
Backrest width*
The backrest width of the front passenger's seat must be at its widest possible
setting. Do not change the setting after installing the child seat. Otherwise the child seat's
stability on the front passenger's seat is limited.<
1. Adjust the backrest width to its widest setting, refer to page 47.
2. Install the child seat.
Child seat security
For more information on automatic deactivation
of the front passenger airbags refer to page 97.
Installing child-restraint
systems
Observe the child-restraint system manufacturer's instructions when selecting,
installing and using child-restraint systems.
Otherwise the protective effect may be diminished.<
Standard child-restraint systems are designed
to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap-belt
section of a lap-and-shoulder belt. Incorrectly
The rear safety belts and the front passenger's
safety belt can be prevented from being pulled
out in order to fasten child-restraint systems.
To lock the safety belt
1. Secure the child-restraint system with the
belt.
2. Pull the belt strap all the way out.
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3. Allow the belt strap to retract and pull it taut
against the child-restraint system.
The safety belt is locked.
To unlock the safety belt
Navigation
To install and use the LATCH child
restraint system, follow the operating and
safety instructions provided by the manufacturer of the system, otherwise the protective
function of the seat may be compromised.<
Make sure the upper retaining strap does
not run over sharp edges and is not
twisted as it passes to the top anchor. Otherwise the strap will not properly secure the childrestraint system in the event of an accident.<
Before installing the child seat, pull the belt out
of the area for the child-restraint fixing system.
Ensure that both lower LATCH anchors
are correctly engaged and that the child
restraint system is resting firmly against the
backrest, otherwise the protective function of
the seat may be compromised.<
The anchor points for the lower LATCH
anchors are located behind the labeled protective caps.
Coupe: child-restraint system with
tether strap
Use the top tether anchors to secure
child-restraint systems only, otherwise
the anchors could be damaged.<
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
4
Anchor
5
Rear window shelf
6
Seat backrest
7
Upper retaining strap of child-restraint system
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LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren.
Coupe: placement of the tether strap
If necessary, fold the anchors upward before
use.
1. Push the head restraint upward.
2. Guide the upper retaining strap between
the head restraint holders.
3. Use the hook to clip the retaining strap to
the anchor.
4. Push the head restraint into its lowermost
position.
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LATCH child-restraint fixing
system
For child-restraint systems with tether straps
there are two additional anchors, see arrows.
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3. Allow the safety belt strap to retract all the
way.
Driving tips
2. Remove the child-restraint system.
Controls
1. Open the belt buckle
Transporting children safely
5. Pull the retaining strap taut.
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Start/stop button
Convenient access*
If the car is equipped with convenient access,
only insert the remote control into the ignition
lock under special circumstances, refer to
page 36.
Removing the remote control from the
ignition lock
Do not forcibly pull the remote control out
of the ignition lock as this may cause
damage.<
Before removing the remote control, push it all
the way in to release the locking mechanism.
> The ignition is switched off if it was on.
Automatic transmission
You cannot take out the remote control unless
the selector lever is in the P position: interlock.
Radio readiness
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
The time and the outside temperature are displayed in the instrument cluster.
Radio readiness is switched off automatically:
> When the remote control is removed from
the ignition lock
> In cars with convenient access*, by touching the surface above the door lock, refer to
Locking on page 37
Ignition on
All electrical consumers can operate. The
odometer and trip odometer are displayed in
the instrument cluster.
When the engine is off, please switch off
the ignition and any unnecessary electrical consumers in order to preserve the battery.<
Radio readiness and ignition off
All indicator and warning lamps as well as displays in the instrument cluster go out.
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> Radio readiness is switched on.
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
The engine is started when you press the
start/stop button and depress the clutch if
the car has manual transmission, or the brake if
the car has automatic transmission.<
Communications Entertainment
Insert the remote control all the way into the
ignition lock.
Mobility
Pressing the start/stop button switches radio
readiness or the ignition on or off.
Driving tips
Controls
Insert the remote control into the
ignition lock
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Ignition lock
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Driving
Driving
Starting the engine
Do not run the engine in closed rooms,
otherwise the inhalation of toxic exhaust
gases can cause unconsciousness and death.
The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide,
an odorless and colorless, but highly toxic gas.
Never leave an unattended vehicle with the
engine running, otherwise such a vehicle represents a potential safety hazard.
Before leaving the car with the engine running,
place the transmission in idle or move the
selector lever to position P and forcefully apply
the parking brake to prevent the car from moving.<
Automatic transmission
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with convenient access, inside the vehicle, refer to
page 36.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Move the selector lever to position P.
3. Press the start/stop button.
The starter operates automatically for a certain
time, and stops automatically as soon as the
engine has started.
Switching off the engine
Avoid frequent starting in quick succession as well as repeated start attempts in
which the engine does not start. Otherwise, the
fuel is not burned or incompletely burned and
there is a danger of overheating and damaging
the catalytic converter.<
Always take the remote control with you
when you leave the vehicle.
When parking, apply the parking brake forcefully, otherwise the vehicle could begin to roll.<
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
1. With the car at a standstill, press the start/
stop button.
Manual transmission
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
4. Removing the remote control from the ignition lock, refer to page 59.
Automatic transmission
1. With the car at a standstill, move the selector lever to position P.
2. Press the start/stop button.
Manual transmission
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with convenient access, inside the vehicle, refer to
page 36.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Depress the clutch and shift to idle position.
3. Press the start/stop button.
The starter operates automatically for a certain
time, and stops automatically as soon as the
engine has started.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
4. Removing the remote control from the ignition lock, refer to page 59.
Parking brake
The parking brake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it
brakes the rear wheels.
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The indicator lamp is lit, and when you
drive off an acoustic signal sounds in
addition. The parking brake is still
At a glance
Manual transmission
Indicator lamp
applied.
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a
slight resistance has to be overcome.
Pull slightly upwards, press the button and
lower the lever.
In exceptional cases, if the parking brake
has to be used to slow or stop the car, do
not pull the lever up too hard. In doing so, continuously press the button of the parking brake
lever.
Otherwise, excessive force on the parking
brake can lock up the rear wheels and cause the
rear of the car to swerve.<
To prevent corrosion and one-sided braking action, occasionally apply the parking
brake lightly when the vehicle is slowly coming
to a stop if the traffic conditions are suitable.
The brake lamps do not light up when the parking brake is applied.<
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic*
In addition to fully automatic operation, you can
also manually shift with the Steptronic, refer to
page 62.
Vehicle parking
To prevent the vehicle from rolling,
always select position P and apply the
parking brake before leaving the vehicle with
the engine running.<
Disengaging the remote control
In order to remove the remote control from the
ignition lock, you must first move the selector
lever to position P and switch off the engine:
interlock. Removing the remote control from
the ignition lock, refer to page 59.
Selector lever positions
P R N D M/S + –
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Reverse gear
Communications Entertainment
When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press
the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise
the engine could be damaged if you inadvertently shift into 3rd or 4th gear.<
Releasing
Mobility
The lever locks in position automatically.
Reference
Applying
Driving tips
Controls
Indicator lamp for Canadian models.
Driving
Displays in the instrument cluster
R Reverse
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral, idle
You can select this in a car wash, for example.
The vehicle can roll.
D Drive, automatic position
Position for normal vehicle operation. All forward gears are selected automatically.
P R N D DS M1 to M6
The selector lever position is displayed, or the
current gear in the manual mode.
Under normal operating conditions, fuel consumption is lowest when you are driving in position D.
Changing selector lever positions
Kick-down
> With the ignition switched on or the engine
running, the selector lever can be moved
out of position P: interlock.
Kick-down enables you to achieve maximum
performance.
Press the accelerator pedal beyond the fullthrottle resistance point.
> Before moving the lever away from P or N
with the vehicle stationary, first depress the
brake; otherwise the selector lever will
refuse to move: shiftlock.
Sport program and manual operation
M/S
To prevent the vehicle from creeping
after you select a driving position,
depress the brake until you are ready to
start.<
A lock prevents you from inadvertently engaging selector lever positions R and P. To cancel
the lock, press the button on the front of the
selector lever, see arrow.
Move selector lever from position D toward the
left into the M/S shifting slot:
The sport program is activated and DS is displayed on the instrument cluster. This position
is recommended for a performance-oriented
driving style.
To use the automatic mode again, move the
selector lever to the right into position D.
Shifting gears via the selector lever
P Park
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
The rear wheels are locked.
When you press the selector lever forwards or
backwards, the manual mode is activated and
Steptronic changes gear. M1 through M6 are
displayed on the instrument cluster.
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Should the selector lever refuse to move out of
position P although the button on the selector
lever is pressed, the selector lever lock can be
overridden:
2. Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever
until the sleeve is inside out.
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
> To shift up: pull one of the shift paddles.
> To shift down: press one of the shift paddles.
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
when they will result in a plausible combination
of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for example,
a downshift that would cause the engine to
overrev will not be executed by the system. The
gear selected is briefly displayed in the instrument cluster, followed by the gear actually in
use.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Turn signals
Using turn signals
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
To turn off manually, press the lever to the
resistance point.
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Communications Entertainment
If the selector lever is in the M/S gear
plane, manual mode remains active.<
3. Using the screwdriver from the onboard
tool kit, refer to page 231, press the red
lever while moving the selector lever to the
desired position.
Mobility
> When you use the shift paddles on the
steering wheel to shift gears in automatic
mode, the transmission switches to manual
mode.
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Driving tips
The shift paddles allow you to shift gears
quickly since both hands can remain on the
steering wheel.
Controls
1. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
Shifting gears via shift paddles* on the
steering wheel
> If you do not accelerate or shift gears using
the shift paddles for a certain amount of
time, the transmission switches back to
automatic mode.
At a glance
Overriding selector lever lock
Reference
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
when they will result in a plausible combination
of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for example,
a downshift that would cause the engine to
overrev will not be executed by the system. The
gear selected is briefly displayed in the instrument cluster, followed by the gear actually in
use.
Driving
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator
lamp indicates that a turn signal indicator
has failed.<
Wiper system
Indicating a turn briefly
Press the lever as far as the resistance point for
as long as you wish to indicate a turn.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever as far as the resistance point.
The turn signals flash three times.
You can activate or deactivate this function.
1
Switching on wipers
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
1. Open the start menu.
3
Activating/deactivating intermittent wipe or
rain sensor*
4
Cleaning windshield and headlamps*
5
Setting speed for intermittent wipe, or sensitivity of the rain sensor
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Lighting" is selected and press the
controller.
Switching on wipers
Press the lever upward, arrow 1.
The lever automatically returns to its initial position when released.
Normal wiper speed
Press once.
The system switches to operation in the intermittent mode when the vehicle is stationary.
Fast wiper speed
6. Select "Triple turn signal" and press the
controller.
Triple turn signaling is activated.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Press twice or press beyond the resistance
point.
The system switches to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
Intermittent wipe or rain sensor*
If the car is not equipped with a rain sensor, the
intermittent-wipe time is a preset.
If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time
between wipes is controlled automatically and
depends on the intensity of the rainfall. The rain
sensor is mounted on the windshield, directly in
front of the interior rearview mirror.
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Windshield washer nozzles
The windshield washer nozzles are heated
automatically while the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on.
At a glance
Activating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3.
The LED goes out.
Deactivate the rain sensor before entering an automatic car wash. Failure to do
so could result in damage caused by undesired
wiper activation.<
Cleaning windshield and headlamps*
Pull the lever, arrow 4.
Washer fluid is sprayed onto the windshield and
the wipers are operated for a short time.
All washer nozzles are supplied with washer
fluid by the same reservoir.
When the vehicle lighting system is switched
on, the headlamps are cleaned at regular and
appropriate intervals.
Fill with water and, if required, with a washer
antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not use the washers if there is any
danger that the fluid will freeze on the
windshield. If you do, your vision could be
obscured. Antifreeze should therefore be
added to the fluid, refer to Washer fluid.
Do not use the washers when the washer fluid
reservoir is empty, otherwise you will damage
the washer pump.<
Mix the water and antifreeze before filling
the washer fluid reservoir to make sure
the correct concentration is maintained.<
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Navigation
Deactivating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Only refill washer fluid when the engine is
cool to avoid contact with hot engine
parts. Otherwise, fluid spills constitute a fire
hazard and a risk to personal safety.<
Communications Entertainment
Turn knurled wheel 5 up or down.
Washer fluid filler neck
Capacity
Approx. 6.3 US quarts/6 liters.
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Mobility
Setting speed for intermittent wipe or
sensitivity of the rain sensor
Reference
Press the button, arrow 3. The LED in the button lights up.
Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable.
Therefore, keep it away from ignition
sources and only store it in the closed original
container that is kept out of reach of children,
otherwise there is a risk of personal injury.
Comply with the instructions on the container.<
Controls
Washer fluid
Driving
Cruise control*
tained. It is displayed on the speedometer and
briefly in the instrument cluster.
The concept
On uphill gradients, it may prove impossible to
maintain the set speed if current engine power
output is insufficient. If the engine braking
effect is insufficient on downhill slopes, the system will brake the vehicle slightly.
Cruise control is available for use at speeds of
approx. 20 mph or 30 km/h. The car then stores
and maintains the speed that you specify using
the lever on the steering column. In order to
maintain the specified speed, the system
brakes the vehicle when the engine braking
effect is insufficient on downhill gradients.
Do not use cruise control when driving at
constant speed is prevented by adverse
conditions, e.g. winding roads, dense traffic or
poor road conditions due to, e.g., snow, rain, ice
or loose surfaces. Otherwise you could lose
control of the vehicle and cause an accident as a
result.<
Manual transmission
You can shift gears while cruise control is activated. An indicator lamp notifies you that you
should shift gears when you drive for an
extended period at very high or very low engine
speeds, or the system is deactivated.
One lever for all functions
Increasing desired speed
Repeatedly press the lever to the resistance
point or beyond, arrow 1, until the desired
speed is reached.
> Each time the lever is pressed to the resistance point, the desired speed is increased
by approx. 1 mph or 1 km/h.
> Each time the lever is pressed beyond the
resistance point, the desired speed is
increased by up to 5 mph or 10 km/h.
The system stores and maintains the speed.
Accelerating using the lever
Accelerating slightly:
Press the lever to the resistance point, arrow 1,
until the desired speed is reached.
Accelerating significantly:
Press the lever beyond the resistance point,
arrow 1, until the desired speed is reached.
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on
the accelerator pedal. The system stores and
maintains the speed.
Decreasing speed
1
Storing and maintaining speed or accelerating
2
Storing and maintaining speed or decelerating
3
Deactivating cruise control
4
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Maintaining current speed
Tap the lever, arrow 1, or pull it briefly, arrow 2.
The car's current speed is stored and main-
Repeatedly pull the lever to the resistance point
or beyond, arrow 2, until the desired speed is
displayed.
> Each time the lever is pulled to the resistance point, the desired speed is decreased
by approx. 1 mph or 1 km/h.
> Each time the lever is pulled beyond the
resistance point, the desired speed is
reduced by up to 5 mph or 10 km/h until the
minimum speed of 20 mph or 30 km/h is
achieved.
The system stores and maintains the speed.
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Displays in the instrument cluster
Tap the lever upwards or downwards, arrow 3.
The displays on the speedometer disappear.
In addition, the system is automatically deactivated:
At a glance
Deactivating cruise control
> When you brake the vehicle
Warning lamp
The warning lamp comes on when
cruise control has been deactivated
by applying the parking brake or as a
result of DSC intervention. A message appears
on the Control Display.
Selected speed is displayed briefly
If --- mph or --- km/h temporarily appears
in the instrument cluster display, it is possible that the system prerequisites for operation
are currently not met.
Calling up Check Control messages, refer to
page 84.<
Malfunction
The warning lamp comes on when
the system has failed. A message
appears on the Control Display. You
can find more information starting on page 83.
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Press the button, arrow 4. The last stored
speed is resumed and maintained.
Active cruise control*
In the following instances, the stored speed is
deleted and can no longer be resumed:
The concept
> When driving stability control systems are
intervening
> In cars with manual transmission: when you
shift gears very slowly or shift to idle position
> In cars with automatic transmission: when
you engage selector lever position N
> When the ignition is switched off
With active cruise control, you can select a
desired speed which is not only automatically
maintained when driving on open roadways, but
also varied to maintain a selected distance setting as slower traffic is encountered.
Active cruise control is a technological advance
over the familiar cruise control and is a welcome
relief from the constant adjustment of speed
that can accompany driving in traffic on highways or other high-speed thoroughfares. Especially on longer trips, the system can reduce
fatigue and tension, while increasing your
enjoyment of driving. Please use it safely and
responsibly.
Within the limits of its capability, the system
automatically adapts the car's speed to that of a
slower vehicle in front of you. You can specify
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Cruise control is not deactivated by depressing
the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator
pedal is released, the stored speed is achieved
again and maintained.
Stored speed
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> When DSC or ABS is intervening
1
Mobility
> When you activate DTC or deactivate DSC
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> When you select the automatic transmission's neutral position N
Controls
> When you switch gears very slowly or shift
to idle in cars with manual transmission
Driving
the distance to be maintained from the vehicle
in front in four stages. For safety reasons, the
distance is speed-dependent. Based on your
selected distance setting, the system automatically decreases the throttle setting and lightly
applies the brakes if necessary. The vehicle
brake lamps will automatically illuminate to signal a following driver to take action. In addition,
it may be necessary for the vehicle or the driver
to downshift, depending on the kind of transmission your vehicle is equipped with, to maintain the distance setting selected. If the vehicle
ahead speeds up or when the lane ahead
becomes clear, your vehicle will accelerate to
the speed you have selected by increasing the
throttle setting and shifting gears automatically
or by the driver as needed. Your selected speed
will be held when driving downhill, too.
Since this active cruise control system is a new
technology and operates differently from conventional cruise control systems which you may
be accustomed to, you are strongly urged to
read all of the pages relating to this system
before use. Pay special attention to the System
limitations section beginning on page 71.
personal responsibility, alertness and awareness in adjusting speed, braking or otherwise
controlling the vehicle. The driver should
decide when to use the system on the basis of
road, traffic, visibility, and weather conditions.
Active cruise control is intended for use on
highway-type roadways where traffic is moving
relatively smoothly. Do not use this system in
city driving; heavy traffic such as during rush
hour; on curvy, winding roads, slippery roads or
roads with sharp curves such as highway offramps; during inclement weather such as snow,
strong rain or fog; or when entering interchanges, service/parking areas or toll booths.
It is also important to regulate your vehicle's
speed and distance setting within applicable
legal limits. Always be ready to take action or
apply the brakes if necessary, especially when
the system is actively following a vehicle in front
of you. Otherwise driving situations could result
that pose the risk of accidents.<
One lever for all functions
Braking sensation
> If you step on the brake pedal while the system is braking, pedal sensation will be
slightly different from the usual.
> Possible noises during automatic braking
are normal.
1
Store and increase desired speed
Manual transmission
2
Store and decrease desired speed
You can shift gears while cruise control is activated. An indicator lamp notifies you that you
should shift gears when you drive for an
extended period at very high or very low engine
speeds, or the system is deactivated.
3
Deactivate system, refer to page 70
4
Resume stored desired speed and distance, refer to page 70
5
Select distance to vehicle driving ahead,
refer to page 69
Range of applications
The minimum desired speed is 20 mph or
30 km/h, the maximum desired speed is
110 mph or 180 km/h.
As with conventional cruise control systems, active cruise control in no way
diminishes or substitutes for the driver’s own
Storing current speed
Briefly press the lever, arrow 1, or briefly pull it,
arrow 2, at a driving speed of more than approx.
20 mph or 30 km/h.
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At a glance
The car's current speed is stored. It is displayed
on the speedometer and briefly in the instrument cluster.
> Press downward:
Increase distance
Increasing desired speed
> Press upward:
Decrease distance.
Press or tap the lever to the resistance point or
beyond, arrow 1, until the desired speed is displayed.
The selected distance is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The speed then displayed is stored and
achieved on a clear road.
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> Each time the lever is tapped beyond the
resistance point, the desired speed is
increased by up to 5 mph or 10 km/h until
the maximum speed of 110 mph or
180 km/h is achieved.
Distance 1
Distance 2
Decreasing desired speed
Distance 3
This distance is always set when
the system is used for the first
time after starting the engine.
Pull the lever, arrow 2, until the desired speed is
displayed.
Distance 4
The other functions work analogously to those
described under Increasing desired speed.
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Reference
Mobility
Use good judgment to select the appropriate following distance given road conditions, traffic, applicable laws and driving recommendations for safe following distance.
Otherwise, an accident risk could result.<
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> Each time the lever is tapped to the resistance point, the desired speed is increased
by approx. 1 mph or 1 km/h.
Driving tips
Controls
Selecting distance
Driving
Deactivating cruise control
Resuming stored desired speed and
distance
Briefly press the button, arrow 4.
The stored speed and distance are regained
and maintained.
In the following instances, the stored speed is
deleted and can no longer be resumed:
> When driving stability control systems are
intervening
Press the lever upward or downward, arrow 3.
The displays on the speedometer disappear.
> In cars with manual transmission: when you
shift gears very slowly or shift to idle position
In addition, the system is automatically deactivated:
> In cars with automatic transmission: when
you engage selector lever position N
> When you brake the vehicle
> When the ignition is switched off
> When the speed is reduced to below
20 mph or 30 km/h due to a traffic situation
Displays in the instrument cluster
> When you switch gears very slowly or shift
to idle in cars with manual transmission
> When you select the automatic transmission's neutral position N
> When you activate the Dynamic Traction
Control DTC
> When you deactivate the Dynamic Stability
Control DSC
> When DSC or ABS is intervening
> When the system does not recognize any
objects for a longer period of time, e.g. on
infrequently traveled roads without a shoulder or guard rails, or if the radar sensor is
covered with dirt, refer to page 71
1
Stored desired speed
2
Shows yellow: vehicle detected ahead
Flashes in red: system cannot maintain distance; driver must brake the vehicle
Flashes in yellow: driving stability control
systems are intervening; cruise control is
deactivated
> When you apply the parking brake
When the system is deactivated, you
must brake the vehicle yourself and/or
maneuver as necessary, otherwise there is a
risk of accident.<
Warning lamp
The warning lamp comes on when
active cruise control has been automatically deactivated due to a driving
speed below 20 mph or 30 km/h, an application
of the parking brake or a DSC intervention. A
message appears on the Control Display.
3
Selected distance to vehicle ahead
The indicator lights up as soon as the system is activated.
4
Selected desired speed is temporarily displayed
If --- mph or --- km/h temporarily appears
in the instrument cluster display, it is possible that the system prerequisites for operation
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Malfunction
The warning lamp comes on when
the system has failed. A message
appears on the Control Display. You
can find more information starting on page 83.
System limitations
Always remember that the range and ability of the system does have physical limitations. It will not apply the brakes or decelerate
your vehicle when there is a slow-moving vehicle, stopped vehicle or stationary object ahead
of you, as for example, at a traffic light or a
parked vehicle. Also, the system does not react
to oncoming traffic, pedestrians or other types
of potential traffic such as a rider on horseback.
It is also possible that the system may not
detect smaller moving objects such as motorcycles or bicycles. Be especially alert when
encountering any of these situations as the system will neither automatically brake, nor provide
a warning to you. Also, be aware that every
decrease in the distance setting allows your
vehicle to come closer to a vehicle in front of
you and requires a heightened amount of alertness.<
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Controls
At a glance
When the radar sensor is not properly positioned, active cruise control cannot be activated
at all.
Driving tips
The indicator 2 flashes in yellow.
The prerequisites for operating
active cruise control are not met,
e.g. as a result of ABS or DSC
interventions. Active cruise control
is deactivated. You can reactivate the system, if
desired, by tapping or pulling the lever when
road and traffic conditions permit. It is not possible to resume a stored speed.
The sensor's ability to detect vehicles ahead
may be restricted as a result of heavy rain, dirt,
snow or ice. If necessary, clean the radar sensor
located in the front bumper, see arrow. Be sure
to use particular care when removing any layers
of snow or ice from the sensor.
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The indicator 2 flashes in red; a
signal sounds.
The system indicates that you
must brake and/or maneuver the
vehicle yourself. Active cruise control cannot automatically restore the distance to
the vehicle ahead.
This indicator does not release you from your
responsibility to adapt your desired speed and
driving style to prevailing driving conditions.
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Warning lamps
Mobility
Radar sensor
Reference
are currently not met. Calling up Check Control
messages, refer to page 84.<
Driving
Active cruise control is not and must not
be used as a collision avoidance/warning
system.<
Swerving vehicles
If while your vehicle is actively following a vehicle in front of you and the vehicle ahead speeds
up or the lane ahead becomes clear, then your
vehicle will accelerate to the speed you have
selected. Be aware that changing to a clear,
unobstructed lane will also result in your vehicle
accelerating.
Be certain to deactivate the system when
you pull into an exit lane for a highway offramp.<
Also, vehicles traveling in a staggered manner
on a highway may cause a delay in the system's
reaction to a vehicle in front of you or may cause
the system to react to a vehicle actually in the
lane next to you. Always be ready to take action
or apply the brakes if necessary.
While active cruise control is capable of
braking your vehicle automatically when
you approach a slower vehicle ahead, it is
important to be aware that the ability of the system to apply the brakes is also limited, e.g.
when you reduce your desired speed sharply.
The system cannot stop your vehicle. It uses
only a portion of braking system capacity and
does not utilize the full capacity of the vehicle
braking system. Therefore, the system cannot
decrease your speed for large differences in
speed between your vehicle and the vehicle
ahead. Examples: when you approach a vehicle
traveling at a much lower speed than your own
speed such as approaching a toll booth or when
a much slower vehicle cuts in front of you at
close range.<
Active cruise control can only decelerate the
vehicle to approx. 20 mph or 30 km/h.
When a vehicle moves from an adjacent lane
into your lane, active cruise control will not recognize this vehicle until it is fully in your lane
ahead of your vehicle.
When a vehicle ahead suddenly swerves
into your lane, the system may not be able
to maintain the selected distance automatically.
This also applies to great differences in speed
between you and vehicles ahead, e.g. when
quickly approaching a truck. There is a risk of
collision. Once the system has established that
a vehicle is indeed in front of you, it will indicate
that you must brake and/or maneuver the vehicle yourself. Take action yourself, otherwise
there is a risk of an accident.<
Behavior in curves
Because of the limited range of the system, it is
possible that in curves or on the peaks and valleys of hilly roads, a vehicle ahead may be recognized late, or not at all. Therefore, it is up to
the driver to select a speed that is prudent in
view of the curves and terrain of the roadway.
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At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
In approaching a curve, it is possible that active
cruise control would react briefly to a vehicle in
the adjacent lane. In addition, the system can
sense if your vehicle is in a curve and may not
accelerate. If your vehicle decelerates in either
case, you can choose to overcome the deceleration by briefly pressing the accelerator pedal.
Your responsibility
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Your actions have priority at all times. When you
press the accelerator pedal while driving with
active cruise control, the automatic braking
function will be temporarily interrupted. Once
you release the accelerator pedal, the desired
speed or the selected distance to the vehicle
ahead is achieved again.
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Reference
Mobility
Do not leave your foot on the accelerator
pedal and make sure that no objects such
as floor mats are lying on the accelerator pedal.
Otherwise the system may not be able to brake
the vehicle.<
Everything under control
Everything under control
Odometer, outside
temperature display, clock
roads, for example, otherwise there is an
increased risk of an accident.<
Odometer and trip odometer
Resetting trip odometer:
With the ignition switched on, press button 1 in
the instrument cluster.
When the vehicle is parked
1
Knob in the instrument cluster
2
Outside temperature display and clock
3
Odometer and trip odometer
Knob in the instrument cluster
If you still want to view the time, outside temperature and odometer reading briefly after the
remote control has been taken out of the ignition lock:
Press button 1 in the instrument cluster.
Tachometer
> To reset the trip odometer while the ignition
is switched on
> To display the time, outside temperature
and odometer briefly while the ignition is
switched off
Units of measure
To select the respective units of measure, miles
or km for the odometer as well as 7 or 6 for
the outside temperature, refer to page 78.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Time, outside temperature display
Setting the time, refer to page 81.
Outside temperature warning
When the displayed temperature sinks to
approx. +377/+3 6, a signal sounds and a
warning lamp lights up. There is an increased
risk of black ice.
Never force the engine speed up into the red
warning field, see arrow. In this range, the fuel
supply is interrupted to protect the engine.
Black ice can also form at temperatures
above +377/+3 6. You should therefore drive carefully on bridges and shaded
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Check coolant level, refer to page 228.
Engine oil temperature*
Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls below 30 miles/
50 km, otherwise engine functions are not
ensured and damage can occur.<
Computer
Displays in the instrument cluster
At a glance
Once the fuel level has fallen to the reserve
zone, a message briefly appears on the Control
Display and the cruising range for the remaining
amount of fuel is displayed on the computer.
Under a cruising range of approx. 30 miles/
50 km, the message remains in the Control Display.
Controls
A warning lamp will come on if the coolant, and
therefore the engine, becomes too hot. In addition, a message will appear on the Control Display.
Reserve
Driving tips
Coolant temperature
When the engine is at normal operating temperature, the engine oil temperature is between
approx. 210 7/1006 and approx. 3007/
150 6.
If the engine oil temperature is too high, a message appears on the Control Display.
Press the button in the turn indicator lever.
The following items of information are displayed in the order listed:
> Cruising range
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption
> Current fuel consumption*
> No information
You can find information on refueling on
page 210.
If the tilt of the vehicle varies for a longer period,
when you are driving in mountainous areas, for
example, the indicator may fluctuate slightly.
To set the corresponding units of measure,
refer to Units of measure on page 78.
Cruising range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel. The range is calculated
on the basis of the way the car has been driven
over the last 18 miles/30 km and the amount of
fuel currently in the tank.
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Mobility
Fuel tank capacity: approx. 15.9 US gallons/
60 liters.
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Fuel gauge
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
Calling up information
Everything under control
Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls below 30 miles/
50 km, otherwise engine functions are not
ensured and damage can occur.<
until "Car Data" is selected and press the
controller.
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the engine
switched off are not included in the calculations
of average speed.
With the trip computer, refer to page 77, you
can have the average speed for another trip displayed.
To reset average speed: press the button in the
turn indicator lever for approx. 2 seconds.
4. Select "Onboard info" and press the controller.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the time during which the engine is running.
With the trip computer, refer to page 77, you
can have the average consumption for another
trip displayed.
To reset average fuel consumption: press the
button in the turn indicator lever for approx.
2 seconds.
Current fuel consumption
Displays the current fuel consumption. This
allows you to see whether your current driving
style is conducive to fuel economy with minimum exhaust emissions.
Displays on the Control Display
You can also call up the computer via iDrive; for
operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller to the right to call up
"Navigation".
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
> Estimated time of arrival at destination:
> Manually enter a distance in the computer, refer to information further below
> Enter a destination in the navigation system, refer to page 134
> Cruising range
> Distance to destination:
> Manually enter a distance in the computer, refer to information further below
> Enter a destination in the navigation system, refer to page 134
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption
Resetting values
You can reset the values for average speed and
average consumption:
1. Select the respective menu item and press
the controller.
2. Press the controller again to confirm your
selection.
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1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
1. Select "Distance to dest." and press the
controller.
2. Select the desired menu item and press the
controller.
At a glance
Entering a distance manually
Display options
1. Move the controller to the right to change to
the assistance window and press the controller.
Controls
You can display the computer or the trip computer in the assistance window.
2. Select a menu item:
3. Press the controller to apply the setting.
> "Onboard info"
Driving tips
2. Turn the controller to select the distance to
your destination.
> "Trip computer"
3. Press the controller.
The distance is automatically entered during
destination guidance.
Navigation
Trip computer
The trip computer is suitable e.g. for a holiday
trip.
1. Open the start menu.
Communications Entertainment
2. Call up "Navigation".
3. Select "Car Data" and press the controller.
4. Select "Trip computer" and press the controller.
> Departure time
> Distance traveled
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption
Switching trip computer on/off and resetting all
values to zero:
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Mobility
> Driving time
Everything under control
Settings and information
Operating principle
1
3
When the lights are on: instrument lighting
brightness 103
> Setting values
4
Calling up Check Control 83
Button for:
5
Checking engine oil level 225
> Confirming selected display or set values
6
Setting the time 81
7
Setting the date 83
> Calling up computer information 75
8
Viewing service requirement display 79
Button for:
> Selecting display
2
Exiting displays
The outside-temperature reading and the time
reappear when you press button 2 or if you
make no entries within approx. 15 seconds. If
required, complete the current setting first.
4. Select "Language / Units" and press the
controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Units" is selected and press the controller.
Units of measure
You can set units of measure.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
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Service requirements
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 59.
2. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied by the words "SERVICE-INFO".
3. Press button 2.
4. Use button 1 to scroll through the individual
service items.
Communications Entertainment
The remaining driving distance and the date of
the next scheduled service are displayed briefly
immediately after you start the engine or switch
on the ignition.
At a glance
Controls
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the respective distance remaining or due
date individually in the instrument cluster.
Driving tips
7. Select the desired measurement unit and
press the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
The extent of service work required can
be read out from the remote control by
your BMW Service Advisor.<
Navigation
6. Select the desired menu item and press the
controller.
1
Button for selecting functions
2
Service requirements
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Mobility
Possible displays
Everything under control
3
Engine oil
7
The sequence of displayed service items may
vary. The data for the next service appointment
is shown first.
4
Roadworthiness test*
5
Front brake pads
6
Rear brake pads
Supplementary information
You can have further information on the scope
of maintenance displayed on the Control Display, refer to page 16.
Brake fluid
You can request more detailed information on
every entry:
Select the entry and press the controller.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Info sources" and press the controller.
4. Select "Service Info" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Service requirements" is selected and
press the controller.
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Symbols
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a legally mandated inspection is approaching. Please
schedule a service appointment.
The service deadline has already passed.
6. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the second field from the top. Turn the controller until "Status" is selected and press
the controller.
Entering deadlines for legally required
inspections*
Make sure the date on the Control Display is
always set correctly, refer to page 83, otherwise
the effectiveness of CBS Condition Based Service is not ensured.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Info sources" and press the controller.
4. Select "Service Info" and press the controller.
A list of selected maintenance operations and, if
applicable, inspections required by law is displayed.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
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Setting the time
In the instrument cluster
7. Select "State inspection" and press the
controller.
To set the 12h/24h mode, refer to Setting the
12h/24h format below.
8. Select "Set service date" and press the
controller. The month is highlighted.
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied by the time and the word "SET".
2. Press button 2.
3. Use button 1 to set the hours.
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
5. Use button 1 to set the minutes.
Navigation
9. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
Driving tips
Controls
6. Select "Status" and press the controller.
At a glance
until "Service requirements" is selected and
press the controller.
Via iDrive
11. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
1. Press the
button once or twice until
the start menu appears.
12. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The date entry is stored.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
To exit from the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
More information on the BMW Maintenance
System can be found on page 229.
Clock
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on
page 28.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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Mobility
10. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The year is highlighted.
Reference
7. Press button 2.
The system accepts the new time.
Communications Entertainment
6. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
Everything under control
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
7. Turn the controller until "Set time" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "Time / Date" is
selected and press the controller.
Adjusting settings
8. Turn the controller to set the hours and
press the controller.
9. Turn the controller to set the minutes and
press the controller.
The system accepts the new time.
Switching on the hour signal*
You will hear three tones just before each full
hour.
5. If necessary, move the controller forwards
to move the highlight marker to the uppermost field.
Select "Hour memo" and press the controller.
The hour signal is activated.
Setting the 12h/24h format
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "Time / Date" is
selected and press the controller.
5. Select "Time format" and press the controller.
6. Turn the controller until "Time" is selected
and press the controller.
6. Select the desired format and press the
controller.
Date
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on
page 28.
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6. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
In the instrument cluster
7. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next setting is highlighted.
To set the dd/mm or mm/dd date format, refer
to Setting the date format below.
8. Make the remaining adjustments. After the
last adjustment, the date is stored.
At a glance
Setting the date
5. Select "Date format" and press the controller.
6. Select the desired format and press the
controller.
2. Press button 2.
3. Use button 1 to set the day of the month.
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
Check Control
5. Set the month and the year in the same way.
The concept
6. Press button 2.
The system stores the new date.
The Check Control monitors vehicle functions
and alerts you to any malfunctions in the systems monitored. Such a Check Control message includes indicator and warning lamps in
the instrument cluster and, in some circumstances, an acoustic signal as well as text messages at the bottom of the Control Display.
Via iDrive
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
Indicator and warning lamps
4. Select "Date" and press the controller.
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in a
variety of combinations and colors.
5. Select "Set date" and press the controller.
The first date display setting is selected.
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Driving tips
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied by the date and the word "SET".
Navigation
4. Turn the controller until "Time / Date" is
selected and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
Mobility
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
Reference
1. Open the start menu.
Controls
Setting the date format
Everything under control
Hiding Check Control messages
indicates that Check Control messages have
been stored. You can view the Check Control
messages whenever it is convenient for you.
Explanatory text messages
Press the button in the turn indicator lever.
Some Check Control messages are displayed
until the malfunctions have been rectified. They
cannot be hidden. If several malfunctions occur
at the same time, they are displayed in succession.
They are marked with the symbol shown
here.
Other messages are automatically hidden after
approx. 20 seconds, but are kept in memory.
They are marked with the symbol shown
here.
Text messages at the lower edge of the Control
Display explain the meaning of the displayed
indicator and warning lamps.
For most Check Control messages, you can
view more information later, e.g. regarding the
cause of a malfunction and how to respond,
refer to page 85.
In urgent cases, this information will be shown
as soon as the corresponding lamp comes on.
To exit the displayed information:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Viewing stored Check Control
messages
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied by the words "CHECK CONTROL".
2. Press button 2.
"CHECK OK" appears if there are no Check
Control messages.
If a Check Control message has been
stored, the corresponding lamp comes on.
It is accompanied by a text message on the
Control Display.
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4. Press button 2.
The display again shows the outside temperature and the time.
6. Select a text message and press the controller.
At a glance
3. Push button 1 to check for other messages.
Viewing more information later
To exit the display:
Select
and press the controller.
Speed limit
4. Select "Service Info" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Check Control messages" is selected
and press the controller.
You can enter a speed, and a Check Control
message will indicate when you reach this
speed. This enables you, for example, to
receive warnings if you exceed a speed limit in
an urban area.
You are only warned of reaching this speed a
second time if your vehicle speed falls below it
again by at least 3 mph or 5 km/h.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Call up "Navigation".
3. Select "Car Data" and press the controller.
4. Select "Limit" and press the controller.
Setting or changing the limit
1. Select speed value and press the controller.
2. Turn the controller to set the limit.
Navigation
3. Select "Info sources" and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
Mobility
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
Driving tips
Controls
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
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3. Press the controller to apply the setting.
Everything under control
Applying your current speed as limit
Altering settings
Select "Select current speed" and press the
controller. The system adopts your current
speed as the limit.
Language on the Control Display
Activating the limit
Select "On" and press the controller.
Limit is activated.
The language of the Control Display can be set.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
Stopwatch
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Call up "Navigation".
3. Select "Car Data" and press the controller.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Language" is selected and press the
controller.
4. Select "Stopwatch" and press the controller.
Starting, stopping or resetting
5. Select "Text language" and press the controller. You can switch to another language
for the display texts and navigation messages.
> Select "Start" and press the controller.
The stopwatch starts at the displayed time.
6. Select and activate the desired language by
pressing the controller.
> Select "Reset" and press the controller.
The stopwatch is reset and restarts if it was
running beforehand.
Brightness of the Control Display
> Select "Stop" and press the controller.
This stops the timer.
Taking an interim time reading
Select "Interim time" and press the controller.
The interim time appears below the ongoing
primary stopwatch count.
All of the remaining functions remain
available at all times while the stopwatch
is running. The stopwatch continues operation
in the background.<
The brightness is automatically adapted to the
ambient lighting conditions. Note, however,
that you can change the basic setting while the
low beams are switched on. The setting is
stored for the remote control currently in use.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
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At a glance
Controls
until "Brightness" is selected and press the
controller.
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Mobility
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached.
Technology for driving comfort and safety
Technology for driving comfort and safety
PDC Park Distance Control*
The concept
The PDC assists you with maneuvering in tight
parking spaces. Acoustic signals and a visual
indicator warn you of the presence of an object
behind your vehicle. To measure the distance,
there are four ultrasonic sensors in either
bumper.
These sensors have a range of approx. 6.5 ft/
2 m. However, an acoustic warning does not
sound until an object is approx. 24 in/60 cm
from the corner sensors, or approx. 5 ft/1.50 m
from the center sensors.
PDC is a parking aid that can indicate
objects when they are approached
slowly, as is usually the case when parking.
Avoid approaching an object at high speed, otherwise physical circumstances may lead to the
system warning being issued too late.<
Switching on automatically
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, the system is activated after approx. 1 second when you engage reverse gear or move the
automatic transmission selector lever to
position R. Wait this short period before driving.
Switching off automatically
After approx. 165 ft/50 m of driving or above
approx. 20 mph/approx. 30 km/h, the system
switches off and the LED goes out.
> if you remain in front of an object that has
been detected by only one of the corner
sensors
> if you are driving parallel to a wall.
Malfunction
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on. PDC is malfunctioning. A message appears on the
Control Display. Have the system checked.
To avoid this problem, keep the sensors clean
and free of ice or snow in order to ensure that
they will continue to operate effectively. When
using a high-pressure cleaner, do not spray the
sensors for extended periods of time and only
from a distance of at least 4 in/10 cm.
PDC with visual warning
You can also have the system show distances
to objects on the Control Display. The contours
of distant objects are shown on the Control Display even before the acoustic signal sounds.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
Signal tones
When nearing an object, its position is indicated
correspondingly by an interval tone. As the distance between vehicle and object decreases,
the intervals between the tones become
shorter. If the distance to the nearest object
falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm, then a continuous tone sounds.
An interval tone is interrupted after approx.
3 seconds
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
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ABS Antilock Brake System
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during
braking. Safe steering response is maintained
even during full braking. Active safety is thus
increased.
At a glance
until "PDC" is selected and press the controller.
System limitations
Even with PDC, final responsibility for
estimating the distance between the
vehicle and any obstructions always remains
with the driver. Even when sensors are provided, there is a blind spot in which objects can
no longer be detected. The system is also subject to the physical limits that apply to all forms
of ultrasonic measurement, such as those
encountered with trailer towbars and hitches,
thin or wedge-shaped objects, etc. Low objects
that have already been displayed, e.g. curbs,
can disappear again from the detection area of
the sensors before or after a continuous tone
sounds. Higher, protruding objects, e.g. ledges,
cannot be detected. Therefore, always drive
cautiously, otherwise there is a risk of personal
injury or property damage.
Loud sound sources outside or inside the car
can drown out the PDC signal.<
Driving stability control
systems
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake for the
duration of the full braking application.
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
DSC prevents the driving wheels from losing
traction when you pull away from rest or accelerate. The system also recognizes unstable
driving conditions, for example if the rear of the
car is about to swerve or if momentum is acting
at an angle past the front wheels. In these
cases, DSC helps the vehicle maintain a safe
course within physical limits by reducing engine
output and through braking actions at the individual wheels.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed,
even with DSC. An appropriate driving
style always remains the responsibility of the
driver. Therefore, do not reduce the additional
safety margin again by taking risks, as this could
result in an accident.<
Driving tips
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the maximum braking
force boost and thus helps to achieve the shortest possible braking distance during full braking. This system exploits all of the benefits provided by ABS.
Mobility
The display is shown on the Control Display as
soon as PDC is activated.
DBC Dynamic Brake Control
Your BMW has a number of systems that help
to maintain the vehicle's stability even in
adverse driving conditions.
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6. Select "PDC display on" and press the controller.
The PDC screen is activated.
Navigation
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
Communications Entertainment
Electronic brake-force distribution
Controls
The ABS is operational every time you start the
engine. Braking safely, refer to page 126.
Technology for driving comfort and safety
Deactivating DSC
> When driving uphill on snow-covered roads,
in slush or on unplowed, snow-covered
roads
> When rocking a stuck vehicle free or starting off in deep snow or on loose ground
> When driving with snow chains
Activating DTC
Press the button for at least 3 seconds; the indicator lamps for DSC in the instrument cluster
light up. Dynamic Traction Control DTC and
DSC have been simultaneously deactivated.
Stabilizing and drive-output promoting actions
are no longer executed.
328i, 335i: in the same way as with a differential
interlock, even if DSC is deactivated, brake
actions are still performed on the rear axle to
enhance drive output if the drive wheels experience a significant loss of traction.
Press the button; the indicator lamps for DTC in
the instrument cluster come on.
For better control
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
If the indicator lamp flashes:
DTC controls the drive forces and
brake forces.
Activating DSC
If the indicator lamps are on:
DTC has been activated.
Press the button again; the indicator lamps in
the instrument cluster go out.
For better control
If the indicator lamp flashes:
DSC controls the drive forces and
brake forces.
If the indicator lamps are on:
DSC is deactivated.
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
DTC is a version of DSC in which the drive output is optimized for particular road conditions,
e.g. unplowed snow-covered roads. The system assures the maximal drive output, but with
reduced driving stability. It is therefore necessary to drive with appropriate caution.
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC
under the following special circumstances:
Deactivating DTC
Press the button again; the DTC indicator
lamps in the instrument cluster go out.
xDrive*
xDrive is your BMW's four-wheel-drive system.
The combined efforts of xDrive and DSC help to
further optimize traction and driving dynamics.
The xDrive four-wheel-drive system distributes
driving power variably to the front and rear axles
depending on the driving situation and road
conditions.
HDC Hill Descent Control*
HDC is a downhill driving assistant that controls
your speed on steep downhill gradients and
makes it even easier to control your BMW's
handling under these conditions. The vehicle
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HDC is automatically deactivated in the following situations:
HDC can be activated as long as you are driving
under approx. 20 mph or 35 km/h. When driving
downhill at a speed of under approx. 20 mph or
35 km/h, the vehicle's speed is automatically
reduced to slightly more than double walking
speed and maintained.
> At speeds above approx. 40 mph or
60 km/h
To increase speed
2
To decrease speed
Activating HDC
Displays in the instrument cluster*
1
Display for target speed
2
HDC display
Malfunction
The HDC display disappears during HDC operation, or does not appear:
HDC is temporarily unavailable due to excessive brake temperature, or DSC has failed.
Drive-off assistant
The drive-off assistant enables you to drive off
smoothly on uphill gradients. It is not necessary
to use the parking brake for this.
Press the button; the LED lights up.
When the vehicle is being braked automatically,
the LED flashes.
Deactivating HDC
Press the button again; the LED goes out.
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With automatic transmission:
You can use HDC in any drive position.
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In cars with manual transmission:
Use HDC in lower gears and in reverse gear.
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Using HDC
1. Hold the car in place by depressing the
brake.
2. Release the brake and drive off without
delay.
The drive-off assistant holds the car in
place for approx. 2 seconds after the
brake is released. Drive off without delay after
releasing the brake. Otherwise, the drive-off
assistant will no longer hold the car in place
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By accelerating or braking you can change this
speed within a range from approx. 3 to 15 mph,
approx. 5 to 25 km/h.
You can specify a target speed within the same
range using the cruise control* lever on the
steering column.
> After switching off the ignition.
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Increasing or decreasing speed
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then moves slightly faster than double walking
speed without the driver needing to intervene.
Technology for driving comfort and safety
after approx. 2 seconds and the car will start to
roll backwards.<
Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
The concept
The Flat Tire Monitor detects pressure loss in a
tire by comparing the rotating speeds of the
individual tires while moving.
In the event of pressure loss, the rolling circumference changes and, thus, the rotating speed
of the affected wheel. This change is detected
and is reported as a flat tire.
Functional requirement
In order to assure the reliable reporting of a flat
tire, the system must be initialized for the correct tire inflation pressure.
The system must be reinitialized each
time a tire inflation pressure has been corrected or a wheel or tire has been changed.<
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "FTM" is selected and press the controller.
System limitations
The Flat Tire Monitor is unable to warn
the driver of sudden, severe tire damage
caused by external factors, nor can it identify
the gradual loss of pressure that will inevitably
occur in all four tires over a lengthy period of
time.<
In the following situations, the system could be
delayed or malfunction:
> System has not been initialized
> Driving on snowy or slippery road surface
6. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
7. Select "Reset" and press the controller.
8. Select "Yes" and press the controller.
> Performance-oriented style of driving: slip
in the drive wheels, high lateral acceleration
> Snow chains are attached
Initializing the system
The initialization is completed during driving, which can be interrupted at any time.
When driving resumes, the initialization is continued automatically.
Do not initialize the system while snow chains
are attached.<
9. Start to drive.
Initialization is completed while the car is on
the move, without any feedback.
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If all four tires are inflated to the correct pressures, the Flat Tire Monitor
might not have been initialized. The system
must then be initialized.<
3. In the event of complete tire pressure loss,
0 psi/0 kPa, you can estimate the possible
distance for continued driving on the basis
of the following guidelines:
> With a light load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
approx. 155 miles/250 km
> With a medium load:
2 persons, cargo bay full, or 4 persons
without luggage:
approx. 90 miles/150 km
> With a full load or when towing a trailer:
4 persons, cargo bay full:
approx. 30 miles/50 km
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph or 80 km/h, otherwise
there is a risk of an accident. In the event of
pressure loss, vehicle handling changes. This
includes reduced tracking stability in braking,
extended braking distance and altered natural
steering characteristics.
If unusual vibration or loud noises occur during
the journey, this may be an indication that the
damaged tire has finally failed. Reduce your
speed and pull over as soon as possible at a
The concept
TPM checks the inflation pressures of the four
mounted tires. The system notifies you if there
is a significant loss of pressure in one or more
tires.
Functional requirement
In order to assure the reliable reporting of a flat
tire, the system must be reset while all tire inflation pressures are correct.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics. Otherwise, the system may malfunction.
Each time a tire inflation pressure has
been corrected or a wheel or tire has been
changed, reset the system.<
System limitations
TPM cannot warn you in advance of sudden severe tire damage caused by outside influences.<
The system does not work correctly if it has not
been reset; for example, a flat tire may be indicated even though the tire inflation pressures
are correct.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire if a wheel without TPM electronics, such as
a compact spare wheel, has been mounted, or if
TPM is temporarily malfunctioning due to other
systems or devices using the same radio frequency.
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Driving tips
2. At the next opportunity, check the air pressure in all four tires.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
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If the car is not equipped with RunFlat Tires, refer to page 222, the standard equipment by design, do not continue
driving. Otherwise a severe accident could
result if you continue driving.<
The warning lamps come on in yellow. A message appears on the Control Display. The Flat Tire Monitor has
a malfunction or has failed. Have the
system checked as soon as possible.
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1. Cautiously reduce speed to below 50 mph
or 80 km/h. Avoid sudden braking and
steering maneuvers. Do not exceed a speed
of 50 mph or 80 km/h.
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Mobility
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. A message appears on the
Control Display. In addition, an
acoustic signal sounds. There is a flat
tire or substantial loss of tire pressure.
suitable location. Otherwise parts of the tire
could come loose, resulting in an accident. Do
not continue driving. Instead, contact your
BMW center.<
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Indication of a flat tire
Technology for driving comfort and safety
Status indicator on the Control Display
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
The color of the tires represents the status of
the tires and the system.
TPM takes into account that tire pressures
change while the vehicle is being driven. The
tire pressures do not need to be corrected
unless the TPM instructs you to do so by means
of color indicators.
Green
The tire inflation pressure corresponds to the
established target value.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
"TPM active" appears on the Control Display.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "TPM" is selected and press the controller.
One wheel yellow
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire pressure in the indicated tire. A message appears on
the Control Display.
All wheels yellow
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire pressure in several tires. A message appears on the
Control Display.
will be adapted
Gray
The system cannot detect a puncture.
Possible reasons for this:
> TPM is being reset
> Temporary malfunction caused by systems
or devices using the same radio frequency
6. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
7. Select "Reset" and press the controller.
8. Select "Yes" and press the controller.
> Malfunction
Resetting the system
Each time a tire inflation pressure has
been corrected or a wheel or tire has been
changed, reset the system.<
will be adapted
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button
The start menu is called up.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
9. Start to drive.
The tires are shown in gray and "Resetting
TPM..." is displayed.
After driving a few minutes, the set inflation
pressures in the tires are accepted as the target
values to be monitored. The system reset is
completed during your drive, and can be inter-
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If the car is not equipped with RunFlat Tires, refer to page 222, the standard equipment by design, do not continue
driving. Otherwise a severe accident could
result after a tire puncture if you continue
driving.<
2. In the event of complete pressure loss,
0 psi/0 kPa, you can estimate the possible
distance for continued driving on the basis
of the following guidelines:
> With a light load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
approx. 155 miles/250 km
> With a medium load:
2 persons, cargo bay full, or 4 persons
without luggage:
approx. 95 miles/150 km
> With a full load:
4 persons, cargo bay full:
approx. 30 miles/50 km
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h. In the event of
pressure loss, vehicle handling changes. This
includes reduced tracking stability in braking,
extended braking distance and altered natural
steering characteristics.
This type of message is shown in the following
situations:
> If there is a malfunction
Have the system checked.
> If a wheel without TPM electronics has
been mounted
> If TPM is temporarily malfunctioning due to
other systems or devices using the same
radio frequency.
Message for unsuccessful system
reset
The warning lamp lights up yellow. A
message will appear on the Control
Display. The system is not reset after
a tire has been changed, for example.
Check the tire inflation pressure and reset the
system, refer to page 94.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Each tire should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated 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 label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires. As
an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
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Driving tips
1. Cautiously reduce speed to below 50 mph/
80 km/h. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers. Do not exceed a speed of
50 mph/80 km/h.
The small warning lamp flashes in
yellow and then lights up continuously; the larger warning lamp comes
on in yellow. On the Control Display,
the tires are shown in gray and a message
appears. No punctures can be detected.
Navigation
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. A message appears on the
Control Display. In addition, a signal
sounds. There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire pressure.
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Message for low tire inflation pressure
Malfunction
Mobility
If a flat tire is detected while the system is
resetting and determining the inflation
pressures, all tires on the Control Display are
displayed in yellow. The message "Tire low!" is
shown.<
If unusual vibration or loud noises occur during
the journey, this may be an indication that the
damaged tire has finally failed. Reduce your
speed and pull over as soon as possible at a
suitable location. Otherwise parts of the tire
could come loose, resulting in an accident. Do
not continue driving. Instead, contact your
BMW center.<
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rupted at any time. When driving resumes, the
reset is continued automatically. On the Control
Display, the tires are shown in green and "Status: TPM active" is displayed again.
Technology for driving comfort and safety
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system, TPMS, that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. 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 underinflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Underinflation 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 substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if underinflation has not reached the level at which the
TPMS low tire pressure telltale illuminates.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined
with the low tire pressure telltale. When the system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash
for approximately one minute and then remain
continuously lit. This sequence will continue
upon subsequent vehicle startups as long as
the malfunction exists. When the malfunction
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
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
very direct, and less effort is required to turn the
wheels. In the higher speed range, on the other
hand, the steering angle is reduced more and
more. This improves the handling capability of
your BMW over the entire speed range.
In critical situations, the system can make targeted corrections to the steering angle provided by the driver and thus stabilize the vehicle
before the driver intervenes. This stabilizing
intervention is simultaneously deactivated
when DSC is switched off, refer to page 90.
Malfunction
The warning lamps come on. Active
steering is no longer operational. At
low speeds, greater steering wheel
movements are required, whereas at
higher speeds the vehicle reacts more sensitively to steering wheel movements. The stability-enhancing feature may also be deactivated.
Drive cautiously and think well ahead. Have the
system checked.
Brake Force Display
On the left: normal braking
Active steering*
On the right: sharp braking
The concept
Active steering varies the turning angle of the
front wheels in relation to steering wheel movements. It also varies the steering force required
to turn the wheels depending on the speed at
which you are driving.
When you are driving in the low road-speed
range, e.g. in a town or when parking, the steering angle increases, i.e. the steering becomes
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Side airbags in the seat backrests
Protective action
Observe the adjustment instructions on
page 45 to ensure the best possible personal protection.<
The front airbags help protect the driver and
front passenger by responding to frontal
impacts in which safety belts alone cannot provide adequate restraint. When needed, the
head and side airbags help provide protection in
the event of side impact. The relevant side airbag supports the side upper body area. The
head air bag supports the head.
The airbags have been designed to not be triggered in every collision situation, e.g. not in
minor accidents or rear-end collisions.
Do not apply adhesive materials to the
cover panels of the airbags, cover them or
modify them in any other way. Do not attach
seat covers, cushions or other objects not specifically approved for seats with integral side airbags to the front seats. Do not hang items of
clothing such as coats or jackets over the backrests. Do not attempt to remove the airbag
retention system from the vehicle. Do not modify the individual components of the system or
its wiring in any way. This includes the upholstered covers on the steering wheel, instrument
panel, seats and roof posts, as well as the sides
Warning notices and information about the airbags can also be found on the sun visors.
Automatic deactivation of the front
passenger airbags
An analysis of the impression in the front passenger seat cushion determines whether and
how the seat is occupied. The front and side airbags for the front passenger are activated or
deactivated by the system accordingly.
The indicator lamp above the interior
rearview mirror shows the current status
of the front passenger airbags, deactivated or
activated, refer to Status of front passenger airbags below.
Before transporting a child on the front
passenger seat, read the safety precautions and handling instructions under Transporting children safely, refer to page 56.
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Coupe: head airbags, front and rear
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of the roof lining. Do not attempt to remove or
dismantle the steering wheel.
Do not touch the individual components immediately after the system has been triggered,
because there is a danger of burns.
In the event of malfunctions, deactivation or
triggering of the airbag restraint system, have
the testing, repair, removal and disposal of airbag generators executed only by a BMW center
or a workshop that works according to repair
procedures of BMW with correspondingly
trained personnel and that has the required
explosives licenses. Unprofessional attempts to
work on the system could lead to failure in an
emergency or to undesired airbag activation,
either of which could result in personal injury.<
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The following airbags are located under the
marked covers:
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Airbags
Technology for driving comfort and safety
The front and side airbags can also be deactivated by adolescents and adults sitting in certain positions; the indicator lamp for the front
passenger airbags comes on. In such cases, the
passenger should change his or her sitting
position so that the front passenger airbags are
activated and the indicator lamp goes out. If the
desired airbag status cannot be achieved by
changing the sitting position, transport the relevant passenger on a rear seat. Do not attach
seat covers, seat cushion padding, ball mats or
other items to the front passenger seat unless
they are specifically recommended by BMW.
Do not place any items under the seat which
could press against the seat from below. Otherwise a correct analysis of the seat cushion is not
ensured.<
child seat has been detected and that the
front passenger airbags are deactivated.
> The indicator lamp does not come on as
long as a person of sufficient size and in a
correct sitting position is detected on the
seat.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are activated.
> The indicator lamp does not come on if the
seat is empty.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are not activated.
Operational readiness of airbag system
Status of front passenger airbags
As of radio readiness, refer to page 59, the
warning lamp comes on briefly to indicate that
the entire airbag system and the belt tensioners
are operational.
The indicator lamp for the front passenger airbags shows the functional status of the front
passenger's front and side airbags in accordance with whether and how the front passenger seat is occupied. The indicator lamp shows
whether the front passenger airbags are activated or deactivated.
> The indicator lamp lights up when a child in
a specially designated child-restraint system is detected, as intended, on the seat.
The front and side airbags for the front passenger are not activated.
Most child seats are detected by the
system, especially child seats
required by the NHTSA at the time of vehicle production. After mounting a child seat,
ensure that the indicator lamp for the front
passenger airbag is lit. It indicates that the
Airbag system malfunction
> Warning lamp does not light up at radio
readiness or beyond.
> Warning lamp remains permanently on.
In the event of a fault in the airbag system,
have it checked without delay, otherwise
there is the risk that the system will not function
as intended even if a sufficiently severe accident occurs.<
Convertible: rollover
protection system
The rollover protection system is activated
automatically in the event of an accident, a critical driving situation, an extreme tilt in the car's
longitudinal axis or upon loss of ground contact.
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Have the rollover protection system checked
after an unexpected activation.
Always keep the area of movement of the
rollover protection system clear.
In minor accidents, you are protected by the
fastened safety belt and, depending on accident severity, by the safety belt tensioner and
multi-phase airbag retention system.<
Resetting
If the rollover protection system was not
impacted after being automatically activated, it
can be reset by lowering the protection bars to
their original positions. This does not require
tools.
Never move the retractable hardtop when
the rollover protection system is in the
activated position.
Do not make any modifications to the individual
components of the rollover protection system
or its cabling.
Work on the rollover protection system should
only be performed by a BMW center.
Incorrectly performed work on the system may
lead to system failure or incorrect operation.
To check the system and ensure flawless longterm operation, always observe the service
intervals, refer to page 79.<
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1. Push the locking lever to one side and hold
it there.
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As a supplementary system to the reinforced
windshield frame, the rollover protection system ensures that the necessary headroom is
maintained for all vehicle occupants.
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5. Repeat the procedure for the other protection bar.
Driving tips
The protection bars behind the rear head
restraints deploy within fractions of a second.
2. Push the protection bar halfway down from
above.
3. Release the locking lever.
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4. Push the protection bar down until it snaps
into place.
Lamps
Lamps
Parking lamps/low beams
Automatic headlamp control*
0
When the switch is in position 3, the low beams
are switched on and off automatically depending on ambient light conditions, e.g. in a tunnel,
in twilight, or if there is precipitation. The Adaptive Head Light* is active. The LED next to the
symbol is illuminated when the low beams are
on. You can also activate the daytime running
lamps, refer to page 101. In the situations
described above, the lamps then automatically
switch from daytime running lamps to low
beams.
Lamps off,
daytime running lamps
1
Parking lamps and daytime running lamps
2
Low-beam headlamps and welcome lamps
3
Automatic headlamp control*, daytime running lamps, welcome lamps and Adaptive
Head Light*
When you open the driver's door with the ignition switched off, the exterior lighting is automatically switched off if the light switch is in
position 0, 2 or 3.
Switch on the parking lamps if necessary,
switch position 1.
Parking lamps
In switch position 1, the front, rear and side
vehicle lighting is switched on. You can use the
parking lamps for parking.
The parking lamps will discharge the battery. Therefore, do not leave them on for
unduly long periods of time, otherwise the battery might not have enough power to start the
engine. It is preferable to switch on the lefthand or right-hand roadside parking lamps,
refer to page 102.<
Low beams
The low beams light up when the light switch is
in position 2 and the ignition is on.
The headlamps may also come on when the
sun is sitting low on a blue sky.
The low beams remain switched on independent of the ambient lighting conditions when you switch on the fog lamps.<
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 system
cannot detect fog or hazy weather. To avoid
safety risks, you should always switch on the
low-beam headlamps manually under these
conditions.<
Welcome lamps
If you leave the light switch in position 2 or 3
when you park the car, the parking lamps and
the interior lamps light up briefly when you
unlock the vehicle.
Activating/deactivating welcome
lamps
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
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6. Select "Pathway lighting" and press the
controller.
7. Turn the controller to select the corresponding duration.
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5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Lighting" is selected and press the
controller.
Daytime running lamps
The daytime running lamps light up in switch
position 0, 1 and 3. They are less powerful than
the low beams.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Pathway lighting
If you activate the headlamp flasher after parking the car, with the lights switched off, the low
beams come on and remain on for a certain
time.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. Select "Lighting" and press the controller.
You can adjust the operating period or deactivate the function.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. Select "Lighting" and press the controller.
6. Select "Daytime running lamps" and press
the controller.
The daytime running lamps are
switched on.
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The welcome lamps are switched on.
Activating/deactivating daytime
running lamps
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6. Select "Welcome light" and press the controller.
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The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
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8. Press the controller to apply the setting.
Adaptive Head Light*
Mobility
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Adaptive Head Light is a variable headlamp
control system that enables better illumination
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The concept
Lamps
of the road surface. Depending on the steering
angle and other parameters, the light from the
headlamp follows the course of the road.
In tight curves at speeds up to 40 mph/70 km/h,
e.g. on mountainous roads or when turning, an
additional, corner-illuminating lamp is switched
on that lights up the inside area of the curve.
Roadside parking lamps, left or right*
There is an additional option of switching on the
lamps on the side of the car facing the road
when parked.
Switching on
Activating Adaptive Head Light
After parking the vehicle, press the lever up or
down beyond the pressure point for a longer
period, arrow 3.
With the ignition switched on, turn the light
switch to position 3, refer to page 100.
The corner-illuminating lamp is switched on
automatically, depending on the steering wheel
angle or turn signal indicator.
The roadside parking lamps drain the battery. Therefore, do not leave them on for
unduly long periods of time, otherwise the battery might not have enough power to start the
engine.<
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adaptive
Head Light directs light towards the front passenger side when the vehicle is at a standstill.
When you are reversing, only the corner-illuminating lamps are active and switched on on
both sides.
Switching off
Press the lever in the opposite direction to the
pressure point, arrow 3.
Fog lamps
Malfunction
The LED next to the symbol for automatic headlamp control flashes. Adaptive Head Light is
malfunctioning or has failed. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
High beams/roadside parking
lamps
The parking lamps or low beams must
be switched on for the fog lamps to
operate. The green indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster lights up whenever the
fog lamps are on.
The fog lamps are switched off while you activate the headlamp flasher or switch on the high
beams.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Roadside parking lamps*
If the automatic headlamp control is activated, the low beams will come on automatically when you switch on the fog lamps.<
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manually
Reading lamps
3. Push button 1 up or down to select the
desired brightness level.
4. Press button 2 in the turn indicator lever.
The display again shows the outside temperature and the time.
There are reading lamps at the front and rear*,
next to the interior lamps. To switch on and off,
press the button.
Interior lamps
Mobility
The interior lamps, footwell lamps*, entry
lamps*, cargo bay lamp and courtesy lamps*
are controlled automatically.
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To switch off the interior lamps, footwell
lamps*, entry lamps* and courtesy lamps* permanently, press the button for the front interior
lamps for about 3 seconds.
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2. Press button 2.
Interior lamps, front and rear*:
To switch on and off, press the button.
The LEDs for the courtesy lamps are set in the
door handles and illuminate the ground in front
of the doors.
To avoid draining the battery, all lamps
inside the car are switched off about
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1. Push button 1 up or down repeatedly until
the appropriate symbol appears in the display, accompanied by the brightness setting and scale the word "SET".
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You can adjust the brightness of the instrument
lighting only when the parking lamps or the low
beams are switched on.
8 minutes after the ignition is switched off, refer
to Start/stop button on page 59.<
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Instrument lighting
Climate
Climate
1
Airflow directed toward the windshield and
side windows
10 Temperature adjustment, right-hand side
of passenger compartment
2
Air to the upper body area
Draft-free ventilation 107
11 Residual heat
3
Air to the footwell
12 Defrosting windows and removing condensation
4
Air distribution, manual
13 Switching cooling function on/off manually
5
Temperature adjustment, left-hand side of
passenger compartment
14 Rear window defroster
6
Maximum cooling
7
AUTO program
8
Air flow rate, manual
9
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control/
Recirculated-air mode
15 Air grill for interior temperature sensor –
please keep clear and unobstructed
The current setting for the air distribution is displayed on the Control Display, refer to
page 105.
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Comfortable interior climate
Controls
AUTO program 7 offers the ideal air distribution
and air flow rate for almost all conditions, refer
to AUTO program below. All you need to do is
select an interior temperature which is comfortable for you.
The following sections inform you in detail
about how to adjust the settings.
The air distribution can be
switched on and off manually. The
air is directed to the windshield, to
the upper body area and to the
footwell. Automatic air distribution adjustment
is deactivated.
You can switch the automatic air distribution
back on by pressing the AUTO button. This
automatically switches on the cooling function
as well.
Fine adjustments to manual air
distribution
You can set the rate of incoming airflow for
manual air distribution.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller to the left to open "Climate".
1
Airflow directed toward the windshield and
side windows
2
Air to the upper body area
3
Air to the footwell
Temperature
Set the desired temperatures individually for the driver's and front
passenger's sides.
The automatic climate control
achieves this temperature as quickly as possible regardless of the season, using maximum
cooling or heating power if necessary, and then
maintains it.
When you switch between different temperature settings in quick succession, the
automatic climate control does not have
enough time to achieve the set temperature.<
You can achieve maximum heating power with
the highest setting, regardless of the outside
temperature.
The lowest setting effects continuous cooling.
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Adjusting air distribution manually
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5. Turn the controller to set the air distribution.
Driving tips
4. Select the desired field.
Mobility
Most settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile
settings on page 28.
At a glance
3. Select "Vent settings" and press the controller.
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Automatic climate control
Climate
Maximum cooling
At outside temperatures above
32 7/0 6 and when the engine is
running, you obtain a maximum
cooling effect as soon as possible.
The automatic climate control goes into recirculated-air mode at the lowest temperature. Air
flows at maximum rate from the vents for the
upper body area. You should therefore open
them for maximum cooling.
AUTO program
The AUTO program adjusts the air
distribution to the windshield and
side windows, towards the upper
body area and into the footwell for you. The air
flow rate and your temperature specifications
will be adapted to outside influences as a result
of seasonal changes, e.g. sunlight or window
condensation.
The cooling is switched on automatically with
the AUTO program.
Intensity of the AUTO program
Press the AUTO button repeatedly to set the
intensity of the AUTO program. The current
setting is briefly displayed on the Control Display every time the button is pressed.
You can also set the intensity of the AUTO program via iDrive.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller to the left to call up "Climate".
3. Select "Automatic programs" and press the
controller.
4. Select the desired intensity and press the
controller.
The selected intensity level of the automatic program is switched on.
Convertible program
When the hardtop is open, the Convertible program is selectable as well. In the Convertible
program, the automatic climate control is optimized for driving with the hardtop open. In addition, the air flow rate is increased as vehicle
speed increases.
When the Convertible program has been
selected, it is automatically activated every time
the hardtop is opened.
The effectiveness of the Convertible program can be enhanced considerably by
installing the wind deflector.<
Adjusting air flow rate manually
Press the left side of the button to
reduce airflow. Press the right side
of the button to increase it.
You can reactivate the automatic mode for the
air flow rate with the AUTO button.
The air flow rate may be reduced or the blower
may be switched off entirely to save on battery
power. The display remains the same.
Switching the system on/off
With the blower at its lowest setting, press the
left side of the button to switch off the automatic climate control. All displays are cleared
except for the rear window defroster if it is
switched on.
Press any button except REST or rear window
defroster to reactivate the automatic climate
control.
AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control/Recirculated-air mode
Switch on the desired operating
mode by pressing this button
repeatedly:
> LED off: outside air flows in continuously.
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The cooling function helps prevent condensation on the windows or removes it quickly.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is automatically switched
on along with the AUTO program.
Via the button* on the steering wheel
Rear window defroster
You can switch quickly between the recirculated-air mode and the previous mode using an
individually programmable button on the steering wheel, refer to page 11.
The defroster is switched off automatically after a certain time.
Depending on your vehicle's
equipment, the upper wires serve as an antenna
and are not part of the rear window defroster.
Residual heat
The heat stored in the engine is
used to heat the passenger compartment, e.g. while stopped at a
school to pick up a child.
Ventilation
The function can be switched on when the following conditions are met:
> Up to 15 minutes after the engine has been
switched off
> While the engine is at operating temperature
1
Use the knurled wheels to smoothly open
and close the air vents
> At an outside temperature below 77 7/
25 6
2
Use the lever to change the direction of the
airflow
The LED is lit when the function is on.
3
Knurled wheel for more or less cool air from
the vents for the upper body area
> As long as battery voltage is sufficient
As of radio readiness, you can set the interior
temperature, the air flow rate and the air distribution.
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Controls
Driving tips
If condensation starts to form on the
inside window surfaces during operation
in the recirculated-air mode, you should switch
it off while also increasing the air flow rate as
required.
The recirculated-air mode should not be used
over an extended period of time, otherwise the
air quality inside the car will deteriorate continuously.<
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The cooling function cools and
dehumidifies the incoming air
before reheating it as required,
according to the temperature setting. This
function is only available while the engine is
running.
Switching cooling function on/off
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> Right-hand LED on, recirculated-air mode:
the supply of outside air is permanently
shut off. The system then recirculates the
air currently within the vehicle.
Quickly removes ice and condensation from the windshield and
front side windows.
Switch on the cooling function as well.
Mobility
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
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> Left-hand LED on, AUC mode: a sensor
detects pollutants in the outside air. If necessary, the system blocks the supply of outside air and recirculates the inside air. As
soon as the concentration of pollutants in
the outside air has decreased sufficiently,
the system automatically switches back to
outside air supply.
Climate
Ventilation for cooling
Adjust the vent outlets to direct the flow of cool
air in your direction, for instance if it has become
too hot in the car.
Draft-free ventilation
Set the vent outlets so that the air flows past
you and not straight at you.
Ventilation in the rear
The parked car ventilation remains switched on
for 30 minutes. Two different switch-on times
can be preselected. The system can also be
switched on and off directly.
Due to its high power consumption, it should
not be switched on twice in a row without driving in between to allow the battery to recharge.
The air emerges from the air vents for the upper
body area in the instrument panel. The air vents
must therefore be open.
The parked car ventilation system is operated
via iDrive.
Switching on/off directly
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Move the controller to the left to open "Climate".
1
Use the knurled wheel to adjust the temperature
> Turn toward blue: colder
> Turn toward red: warmer
2
Use the knurled wheel to smoothly open
and close the air vents
3
Use the lever to change the direction of the
airflow
3. Select "Parked car operation" and press the
controller.
4. Select "Automatic ventilation" and press
the controller.
5. Select "Parked car ventilation" and press
the controller.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter traps dust and pollen in the
incoming air. The activated-charcoal filter provides additional protection by filtering gaseous
pollutants from the outside air. Your BMW center replaces this combined filter during routine
maintenance.
Parked car ventilation
The parked car ventilation is switched on.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
display flashes.
Preselecting switch-on times
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
The concept
The parked car ventilation provides ventilation
to the passenger compartment and lowers its
temperature, if necessary. It is ready for use at
any outside temperature, as of radio readiness.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Move the controller to the left to open "Climate".
3. Select "Parked car operation" and press the
controller.
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The symbol on the automatic climate control
display flashes when the system has switched
on.
Driving tips
The respective system is switched on
within the next 24 hours only. After these
have elapsed, it must be reactivated.<
At a glance
5. Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Timer 1" or "Timer 2".
The switch-on time is activated.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
display lights up.
Controls
4. Select "Activation time" and press the controller.
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6. Select the time and press the controller.
The first time setting is selected.
7. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
8. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next setting is highlighted.
9. Make the remaining adjustments. After the
last adjustment, the time is stored.
Activating switch-on times
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Mobility
Move the controller to the left or right to select
"Timer 1" or "Timer 2" and then press the controller.
Practical interior accessories
Practical interior accessories
Integrated universal remote
control*
HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
Controls, Inc.<
Programming
The concept
The integrated universal remote control can
replace as many as three hand-held transmitters for various remote-controlled devices,
such as garage doors and gates or lighting systems. The integrated universal remote control
registers and stores signals from the original
hand-held transmitters.
The signal of an original hand-held transmitter
can be programmed on one of the three memory buttons 1. After this, the programmed
memory button 1 will operate the system in
question. The LED 2 flashes to confirm transmission of the signal.
Should you sell your vehicle one day, be sure to
delete the stored programs beforehand for your
safety, refer to page 111.
To prevent possible damage or injury,
before programming or using the integrated universal remote control, always inspect
the immediate area to make certain that no people, animals or objects are within the pivoting or
travel range of the device being operated. Comply also with the safety instructions supplied
with the original hand-held transmitter.<
Checking compatibility
If this symbol appears on the package
or in the instructions supplied with the
original hand-held transmitter, you can
assume that the radio remote control device will
be compatible with the integrated universal
remote control.
For additional information, please contact your
BMW center or call: 1-800-355-3515.
You can also obtain information on the Internet
at:
www.bmwusa.com or
www.homelink.com.
1
Memory buttons
2
LED
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 59.
2. When starting operation for the first time:
Press the left and right memory buttons 1
for approx. 20 seconds until the LED 2
flashes rapidly. The three memory buttons
are cleared.
3. Hold the original hand-held transmitter at a
distance of approx. 4 to 12 in/10 to 30 cm
from the memory buttons 1.
The required distance between the
hand-held transmitter and the memory buttons 1 depends on the system of the
respective original hand-held transmitter
used.<
4. Simultaneously press the transmit key on
the original hand-held transmitter and the
desired memory button 1 on the integrated
universal remote control. The LED 2 flashes
slowly at first. As soon as the LED 2 flashes
rapidly, release both buttons. If the LED 2
does not flash rapidly after approx. 15 seconds, alter the distance and repeat this
step.
5. To program other original hand-held transmitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
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Alternating-code hand-held
transmitters
To program the integrated universal remote
control, consult the operating instructions for
the device to be set. You will find information
there on the possibilities for synchronization.
When programming hand-held transmitters
that employ an alternating code, please observe
the following supplementary instructions:
Programming will be easier with the aid of
a second person.<
Press the left and right memory buttons 1 for
approx. 20 seconds until the LED 2 flashes rapidly: all stored programs are deleted.
At a glance
Controls
Deleting all stored programs
1. Hold the original hand-held transmitter at a
distance of approx. 4 to 12 in/10 to 30 cm
from the memory buttons 1.
The required distance between the
hand-held transmitter and the memory buttons 1 depends on the system of the
respective original hand-held transmitter
used.<
2. Press the desired memory button 1 of the
integrated universal remote control.
3. If the LED 2 flashes slowly after approx.
20 seconds, press the transmit key of the
original hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons as soon as the LED 2 flashes
rapidly. If the LED 2 does not flash rapidly
after approx. 15 seconds, alter the distance
and repeat this step.
1. Park your vehicle within the range of the
remote-controlled device.
2. Program the integrated universal remote
control as described above in the section
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters.
3. Locate the button on the receiver of the
device to be set, e.g. on the drive unit.
Mobility
4. Press the button on the receiver of the
device to be set. After step 4, you have
approx. 30 seconds for step 5.
Driving tips
Reassigning individual programs
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If the device fails to function even after
repeated programming, check whether
the original hand-held transmitter uses an alternating-code system. To do so, either read the
instructions for the original hand-held transmitter or hold down the programmed memory
button 1 of the integrated universal remote
control. If the LED 2 on the integrated universal
remote control flashes rapidly and then remains
lit for about two seconds, the original hand-held
transmitter uses an alternating-code system. If
it uses an alternating-code system, program
the memory buttons 1 as described under
Alternating-code hand-held transmitters.<
If you have any questions, please contact
your BMW center.<
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You can operate the device while the ignition is
switched off.
The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
5. Press the programmed memory button 1 of
the integrated universal remote control
three times.
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The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
Practical interior accessories
Digital compass*
such as a pen or similar item. The following
adjustment options are displayed one after the
other, depending on how long you keep the
adjustment button pressed:
> Press briefly: switch display on/off
> 3 to 6 seconds: set the compass zone
> 6 to 9 seconds: calibrate the compass
1
Adjustment button
2
Display
The display shows you the main or secondary
compass direction in which you are driving.
Operating principle
You can call up various functions by pressing
the adjustment button with a pointed object
> 9 to 12 seconds: set left-hand/right-hand
steering
> 12 to 15 seconds: set the language
Setting compass zones
Set the compass zone corresponding to your
vehicle's geographic location so that the compass can function correctly; refer to the world
map with compass zones.
To set the compass zone, press the adjustment
button for approx. 3-4 seconds. The number of
the compass zone set is shown in the display.
The compass is operational again after approx.
10 seconds.
To change the zone setting, briefly press the
adjustment button repeatedly until the display
shows the number of the compass zone corresponding to your current location.
Calibrating the digital compass
The digital compass must be calibrated in the
following situations:
> An incorrect compass direction is shown.
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Roller sun blind*
> Not all compass directions are shown.
At a glance
> The compass direction shown does not
change although the direction of travel
does.
Procedure
2. Set the currently valid compass zone.
Glove compartment
Opening
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Setting right-hand/left-hand steering
Tap the button in the center console to raise or
lower the roller sun blind.
Your digital compass is factory-set to righthand or left-hand steering, in accordance with
your vehicle.
Setting the language
You can set the language of the display:
Press the adjustment button for approx.
12-13 seconds. Briefly press the adjustment
button again to switch between English, "E",
and German, "O".
The setting is automatically saved after approx.
10 seconds.
Pull the handle.
The light in the glove compartment comes on.
To prevent injury in the event of an accident while the vehicle is being driven,
close the glove compartment immediately after
use.<
Closing
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3. Press the adjustment button for approx.
6-7 seconds to call up C. Then drive in at
least one full circle at a speed of no more
than 4 mph or 7 km/h.
If calibration is successful, the display
changes from C to a compass direction.
Driving tips
Controls
1. Make sure that no large metal objects or
overhead power lines are in the vicinity of
your vehicle and that you have enough
space to drive in a circle.
Fold cover up.
Convertible: when you lock the vehicle from the
outside, the glove compartment is locked as
well.
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To lock the glove compartment, use the integrated key of the remote control, refer to
page 28.
Mobility
Locking
Practical interior accessories
LED hand lamp
Ventilated storage compartment
In a holder on the left side of the glove compartment.
The storage compartment in the center armrest
can be ventilated: slide the switch backwards.
Insert the hand lamp into the holder with
the lens pointing toward the passenger
compartment to ensure that the lamp cannot be
switched on accidentally.<
The temperature is controlled via the knurled
wheel for adjusting the temperature of air ventilating the rear of the passenger compartment,
refer to page 108.
Connection for external audio device
Center armrest
Storage compartment
The center armrest between the front seats
contains either a compartment or the cover for
the snap-in adapter*, depending on the equipment version. For more information about this
mobile phone base plate refer to the separate
Owner's Manual.
Convertible: when you lock the vehicle from the
outside, the center armrest is locked as well.
You can connect an external audio device such
as a CD or MP3 player and play audio tracks
over the car's loudspeaker system:
> AUX-In port, refer to page 179
> USB-audio interface*, refer to page 180
Storage compartments inside
the vehicle
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, you
will find compartments beside the steering column*, in the front doors and in the center console*.
There are netson the front-seat backrests.
Storage compartments in the rear
console
Depending on your vehicle's equipment version, the following storage compartments can
be found in the rear console:
Opening
Press the button, see arrow.
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> Storage tray
> Storage compartment with cover
Opening
> Cup holders
Briefly press the center of the cover.
Coupe: clothes hooks
Closing
Briefly press the cover in the center and push in
the cup holder.
Driving tips
Controls
Front
Press the upper edge to flip open.
Press the front of the armrest.
Convertible: rear
Use lightweight and shatterproof containers and do not transport hot beverages,
otherwise there is an increased risk of injury in
the event of the accident. Do not force containers that are too large into the cup holders, otherwise damage could result.<
There are two additional cup holders in the rear
console.
Mobility
Cup holders
Press the button to open.
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Items of clothing hung from the hooks
must not obstruct the driver's view. Do
not hang heavy objects from the hooks, otherwise they could endanger the car's occupants,
e.g. in case of heavy braking or sudden swerving.<
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There are two additional cup holders in the rear
center armrest.
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Coupe: rear
Practical interior accessories
Before folding down the rear seat backrest or using the transport bag, remove all
containers from the cup holder and close it. Do
not place objects into the cup holder and use
force to close it. Do not use the cup holder as a
grab handle.<
Ashtray, front
The lighter can be pulled out as soon as it pops
back out.
Hold or touch the hot cigarette lighter by
the knob only. Holding or touching it in
other areas could result in burns.
When leaving the car, always remove the
remote control so that children cannot operate
the cigarette lighter and burn themselves.<
Ashtray, rear
Opening
Opening
Push the ridge on the cover.
Emptying
Push the ridge on the cover.
Emptying
Lift out the insert.
Connecting electrical
appliances
In your BMW, when the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on, you can use electrical
devices such as a flashlight, car vacuum
cleaner, etc., up to approx. 200 watts at
12 volts, as long as one of the following sockets
is available. Avoid damaging the sockets by
attempting to insert plugs of unsuitable shape
or size.
Lift out the insert.
Lighter
Cigarette lighter socket*
To access the socket: take the cigarette lighter
out of the socket.
Socket in the center armrest
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, press in the cigarette lighter.
External audio device, refer to page 114.
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The lashing eyes in the cargo bay provide you
with a way to attach cargo bay nets* or draw
straps for securing suitcases and luggage, refer
to page 128.
Open the cap.
Coupe:
Through-loading system*
Convertible:
Cargo loading
Enlarging the cargo bay
Before opening the hardtop, push the cargo bay
partition down until it engages on both sides.
Before moving the hardtop, ensure that
there are no objects on or next to the
cargo bay partition, otherwise parts of the hardtop may be damaged. Do not exceed the maximum loading height; refer to the sticker in the
cargo bay showing a line indicating the maximum height. Do not use force to push down the
cargo bay partition.<
The retractable hardtop can only be
opened if the cargo bay partition is in its
lowermost position and engaged on both
sides.<
Closing
Return the rear seat backrest to its upright position and engage it.
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Mobility
2. The unlocked rear seat backrest moves forward slightly. Fold the backrest forward by
the head restraint.
Reference
1. To release the rear seat backrest, pull the
corresponding lever in the cargo bay.
When the hardtop is closed you can enlarge the
cargo bay:
To do so, push the cargo bay partition upward.
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Opening
Controls
When returning the backrest into its seating position, make sure that the seat's
locking mechanism engages properly. Otherwise, cargo could be thrown around in the event
of sharp braking or swerving and endanger the
occupants.<
Driving tips
Coupe: socket in the cargo bay*
Practical interior accessories
Folding down the rear seat backrest
You can fold down the rear seat backrest to
transport light objects in the rear without damaging the seats. Depending on the vehicle
equipment, the mounting points for the cargo
bay net* are found on the back of the seat backrest. To unlock the rear seat backrest: press the
button on the driver's or the opposite side.
Bag holder*
Storage compartment behind the rear
seat backrest
A storage compartment is located behind the
rear seat backrest. To access the storage compartment: remove the insert or fold down the
rear seat backrest.
When the rear seat backrest is folded
down or the insert has been removed,
only transport small light objects in the storage
compartment, otherwise braking maneuvers
and swerving may lead to a safety hazard due to
objects flying about the passenger compartment. Only transport heavy luggage in the
cargo bay if it has been appropriately secured.<
Storage compartments inside
the cargo bay
When the rear seat backrest is folded down, you
will find two bag holders on the cargo bay wall:
1. Fold open the holder by pressing the button.
2. Press the handles of the bag onto the
holder from above.
Only hang light shopping bags or other
suitable objects from the holders, otherwise braking maneuvers and swerving may lead
to a safety hazard due to objects flying about
the passenger compartment. Only transport
heavy luggage in the cargo bay if it has been
appropriately secured.<
For more information on loading the vehicle,
refer to page 127.
Coupe
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the
following storage spaces can be found in the
cargo bay:
> Left storage compartment, e.g. for storing a
box of cleaning tissues or up to 12 CD jackets, depending on vehicle equipment version
> Net* for securing smaller objects, to be
attached to the fixtures on the floor panel
> Hooks for hanging up, e.g., shopping bags
or tote bags
> Rubber strap on the left trim panel for
securing small objects such as a folding
umbrella
> Net for small objects on the right trim panel
of the cargo bay
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Loading
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the
following storage spaces can be found in the
cargo bay:
1. Fold down the center armrest.
2. Press the button, reach into the recess and
fold down the cover.
At a glance
Convertible
> Storage compartment on the left side of the
cargo bay. To open turn handle by 90°
Do not exceed the maximum permissible
load of 55 lbs/25 kg for the storage compartment under the floor panel, otherwise damage could result.<
3. Open the Velcro fastener, spread the ski
bag between the front seats and insert the
skis or snowboards.
The zip fastener makes objects in the ski
bag easier to reach.
4. Clip the hooks of the ski bag retaining strap
into the eyelet.
Coupe
Press the floor panel up and secure it with the
catch.
Convertible
To lift, grab hold of the floor panel at the opening at the rear of the panel.
Lashing eyes
You will find lashing eyelets in the cargo bay for
securing luggage items with nets or tensioning
straps, refer to page 128.
Only place clean skis in the ski bag. Wrap sharp
edges to prevent damage.
Securing cargo
Coupe: ski bag*
With the ski bag you can stow skis with a length
of up to 6 ft 10 in/2.10 m. When skis of 6 ft 10 in/
2.10 m length are loaded, the overall capacity of
the ski bag is reduced due to its tapered design.
Mobility
The ski bag is designed for safe, clean transport
of up to 4 pairs of standard skis or up to
2 snowboards.
After loading, secure the ski bag and its contents. Tighten the retaining strap on the tensioning buckle for this purpose.
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Folding up the floor panel
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> Stowage compartment under the floor
panel
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> Rubber band* to be attached to the lateral
lashing eyes
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> Net* for securing smaller objects, to be
attached to the fixtures on the floor panel
Practical interior accessories
Secure the ski bag in the manner
described, otherwise it could endanger
the car's occupants, e.g. in case of heavy braking or sudden swerving.<
To store the ski bag, perform the steps
described for loading in reverse order.
Removing the ski bag
The ski bag can be completely removed, e.g. for
faster drying or to allow you to use other inserts.
Loading
1. For loading using the regular through-loading opening:
Press the button down and remove the
insert from the front.
For loading with the through-loading opening expanded:
Fold down the rear seat backrest, refer to
page 118.
1. Fold down the center panel in the rear seat
backrest.
2. Pull the handle, arrow 1.
2. Front cover: press the two recesses
together and fold the cover down until it
engages.
3. Pull out the insert, arrow 2.
For more information on the various
inserts available, contact your BMW center.<
Convertible: through-loading
opening with integrated
transport bag*
3. In the cargo bay: press the two recesses
together and fold down the cover.
The transport bag is designed for safe, clean
transport of up to 4 pairs of standard skis or up
to 2 snowboards.
When the rear seat backrest is folded up, you
can remove the insert and use the transport bag
with the regular through-loading opening. To
transport larger objects, you can fold down the
rear seat backrest to create an expanded
through-loading opening.
With the transport bag you can stow skis with a
length of up to 6 ft 2 in/1.90 m. When skis of 6 ft
2 in/1.90 m length are loaded, the overall capacity of the transport bag is reduced due to its
tapered design.
4. Undo the Velcro fastener and spread out
the transport bag between the front seats.
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6. Load the transport bag. The zipper eases
access to the stored items.
Only place clean skis in the transport bag. Wrap
sharp edges to prevent damage.
You can use the snaps to shorten the transport
bag if you do not need its full length.
You can remove the front cover to use the full
height of the through-loading opening. With the
cover folded down, pull the handle, see arrow,
and remove the cover toward the front. To
replace, insert the cover at an angle from above
and let it snap it into place.
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Navigation
Securing cargo
Controls
Removing the front cover
Driving tips
5. Insert the latch plate of the retaining strap
into the belt buckle under the transport bag.
After loading, secure the transport bag and its
contents. Tighten the retaining strap on the
tensioning buckle for this purpose.
Secure the transport bag in the manner
described, otherwise it could endanger
the car's occupants, e.g. in case of heavy braking or sudden swerving.<
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To store the transport bag, perform the steps
described for loading in reverse order.
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Driving tips
This section provides you with information
useful in dealing with specific driving and
operating conditions.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Break-in period
Moving parts need breaking-in time to adjust to
each other. Please follow the instructions below
in order to achieve the optimal service life and
economy of operation for your vehicle.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Drive at varying engine and road speeds, but do
not exceed an engine speed of 4500 rpm or a
road speed of 100 mph/160 km/h.
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kick-down mode.
After driving 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Engine and vehicle speeds can be gradually
increased.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full traction potential until after an initial break-in
period. Therefore, drive cautiously during the
first 200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
Clutch
The function of the clutch reaches its optimal
level only after a distance driven of approx.
300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period,
engage the clutch gently.
Following part replacement
The same break-in procedures should be
observed if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
Saving fuel
The fuel consumption of your vehicle depends
on several factors. You can lower fuel consumption and the environmental impact by taking
certain measures, adjusting your driving style
and having the vehicle serviced regularly.
Remove any unneeded cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove any mounted parts after you
have finished using them
Remove unneeded additional mirrors, the roof
rack and the rear luggage rack after use.
Mounted parts affect the vehicle's aerodynamics and increase fuel consumption.
Close the windows and glass roof
An open glass roof or window causes higher air
resistance and thus increases fuel consumption.
Check tire inflation pressure regularly
Check the tire inflation pressure at least twice a
month and before embarking on a long journey,
and correct it if necessary.
Low tire inflation pressure causes higher rolling
resistance and thus increases fuel consumption
and tire wear.
Set off immediately
Do not let the engine warm up while the car is
still standing, but set off immediately at moderate engine speed. This is the fastest way for the
cold engine to reach its operating temperature.
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Coasting
When approaching a red light, take your foot off
the accelerator and coast to a stop in the highest applicable gear.
On a downhill slope, take your foot off the accelerator and coast in a suitable gear.
The fuel supply is interrupted when coasting.
Switch off the engine during lengthy
stops
Switch off the engine when stopping for lengthy
periods, e.g. at traffic lights, railroad crossings
or in traffic congestions. You achieve fuel savings even if standing time is as short as approx.
4 seconds.
Switch off functions you do not need at
the moment
Functions such as the air conditioner and the
seat or rear window heating draw large amounts
of power and consume additional fuel. Especially in city traffic and in stop and go driving
they have a considerable impact. Therefore,
switch these functions off when they are not
really needed.
Operate the vehicle only when the luggage compartment lid is closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes could enter the interior of
the vehicle.<
If the vehicle must be driven with the luggage
compartment lid open:
1. Close all windows and the glass roof.
2. Greatly increase the air volume of the automatic climate control system, refer to
page 106.
Hot exhaust system
In all vehicles, extremely high temperatures are generated in the exhaust system. Do not remove the heat shields installed
adjacent to various sections of the exhaust system, and never apply undercoating to them.
When driving, standing at idle and while parking, take care to avoid possible contact
between the hot exhaust system and any highly
flammable materials such as hay, leaves, grass,
etc. Such contact could lead to a fire, with the
risk of serious personal injuries and property
damage. Do not touch hot exhaust tail pipes.
Otherwise there is a risk of burns.<
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As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers
fuel consumption and reduces wear.
Close the luggage compartment lid
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When you reach the desired speed, shift into
the highest applicable gear and drive with the
engine speed as low as possible and at a constant speed.
General driving notes
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads,
reduce road speed. If you do not, a wedge
of water can form between tires and road surface. This situation, known as hydroplaning,
means that the tire can completely lose contact
with the road surface, so that neither the car can
be steered nor the brake be properly applied.<
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Mobility
Only use first gear when setting off. In second
and higher gears, accelerate without hesitation
or pauses. When accelerating, shift up before
reaching high engine speeds.
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Avoid high engine speeds
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Have the vehicle serviced regularly to achieve
good economy and a long vehicle life. BMW
recommends having the vehicle serviced at a
BMW center. Also note the BMW service system, refer to page 229.
Controls
Have the vehicle serviced
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking
maneuvers. To do so, keep an adequate distance to the forward vehicle. A defensive and
smooth driving style keeps fuel consumption
down.
Driving tips
Drive defensively
Things to remember when driving
The risk of hydroplaning increases with declining tread depth on the tires, refer also to Minimum tread depth on page 221.
Driving through water
Drive through water on the road only if it is
not deeper than 1 ft/30 cm, and then only
at walking speed at the most. Otherwise, the
vehicle's engine, the electrical systems and the
transmission may be damaged.<
Use the parking brake on inclines
On inclines, do not hold the vehicle for a
lengthy period using the clutch; use the
parking brake instead. Otherwise greater clutch
wear will result.<
For more information about the drive-off assistant, refer to page 91.
Braking safely
Your BMW is equipped with ABS as a standard
feature. Applying the brakes fully is the most
effective way of braking in situations in which
this is necessary. Since the vehicle maintains
steering responsiveness, you can still avoid
possible obstacles with a minimum of steering
effort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal, combined with
sounds from the hydraulic circuits, indicate that
ABS is in its active mode.
Driving in wet conditions
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain,
briefly exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal
every few miles. Monitor traffic conditions to
ensure that this maneuver does not endanger
other road users. The heat generated in this
process helps dry the pads and rotors to ensure
that full braking efficiency will then be available
when you need it.
Hills
To prevent overheating and the resulting
reduced efficiency of the brake system,
drive long or steep downhill gradients in the
gear in which the least braking is required. Even
light but consistent brake pressure can lead to
high temperatures, brake wear and possibly
even brake failure.<
You can increase the engine's braking effect by
shifting down, all the way to first gear if necessary. This strategy helps you avoid placing
excessive loads on the brake system. Downshifting in manual mode of the automatic transmission, refer to page 62.
Never drive with the clutch held down,
with the transmission in idle or with the
engine switched off; otherwise, engine braking
action will not be present or there will be no
power assistance to the brakes or steering.
Never allow floor mats, carpets or any other
objects to protrude into the area around the
pedals, otherwise pedal function could be
impaired.<
Corrosion on brake rotors
When the vehicle is driven only occasionally,
during extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all, and in operating conditions where
brake applications are less frequent, there is an
increased tendency for corrosion to form on
rotors, while contaminants accumulate on the
brake pads. This occurs because the minimum
pressure which must be exerted by the pads
during brake applications to clean the rotors is
not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake rotors, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating
effect that even extended application will fail to
cure.
When the vehicle is parked
Condensation forms while the automatic climate control is in operation, and then exits
under the vehicle. Traces of condensed water
under the vehicle are therefore normal.
Before driving into a car wash
For general information about taking care of
your BMW, refer to the Caring for your vehicle
brochure.
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The combined weight of occupants
and cargo should never exceed
XXX kg or YYY lbs. Otherwise, overloading
can result in damage to the vehicle and
unstable driving conditions.<
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.
At a glance
Controls
Load
Determining loading limit
1. Locate the following statement on your
vehicle's placard*:
Driving tips
Make sure that no liquids are spilled or
leak from their containers in the cargo
bay, as this could result in damage to the vehicle.<
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, part of
the load from your trailer will be transferred
to your vehicle. Consult the manual for
transporting a trailer to determine how this
may reduce the available cargo and luggage
load capacity of your vehicle.
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To avoid loading the tires beyond their
approved carrying capacity, never overload the vehicle. Overloading can lead to overheating and increases the rate at which damage
develops inside the tires. This can ultimately
result in a sudden blow-out.<
The permissible load is the total of the weight of
occupants and cargo/luggage. The greater the
weight of the occupants, the less cargo/luggage can be transported.
Stowing cargo
> Position heavy objects as low and as far forward as possible, ideally directly behind the
respective seat backrests.
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Cargo loading
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.
> Cover sharp edges and corners.
> For very heavy cargo when the rear seat is
not occupied, secure each safety belt in the
opposite buckle.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
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Mobility
Insert the remote control into the ignition
switch.
The engine can be switched off when the selector lever is in position N. Refer also to page 37.
For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150-lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is
650 lbs:
1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs.
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With convenient access and automatic
transmission
Things to remember when driving
Coupe
Securing cargo
Coupe
Convertible
Convertible
> Secure smaller and lighter items using
retaining straps, a cargo bay net* or draw
straps*.
> Heavy-duty cargo straps* for securing
larger and heavier objects are available at
your BMW center. Four lashing eyes are
provided for attaching the cargo straps.
Two are located on the cargo bay
sidewalls 1, two more are on the rear cargo
bay panel 2.
Please comply with the information supplied with the cargo straps.
Convertible: before opening the hardtop,
fold down the cargo bay partition. Make
sure the cargo bay is loaded correctly, otherwise parts of the hardtop can be damaged, refer
to page 117.<
Always position and secure the cargo as
described above, so that it cannot endanger the car's occupants, for example if sudden
braking or swerving is necessary.
Never exceed either the approved gross vehicle
weight or either of the approved axle loads, refer
to page 247, as excessive loads can pose a
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Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration and
braking maneuvers. Take corners gently.
At a glance
Fasten roof-mounted cargo correctly and
securely to prevent it from shifting or falling off
during the trip.
Controls
safety hazard, and may also place you in violation of traffic safety laws.
Heavy or hard objects should not be carried
loose inside the car, since they could be thrown
around, for example as a result of heavy braking,
sudden swerves, etc., and endanger the occupants.<
Coupe: roof-mounted
luggage rack*
Driving tips
A special rack system is available as an option
for your BMW. Comply with the directions given
in the installation instructions.
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Mounting points
The mounting points are located in the roof.
Loading roof-mounted luggage rack
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of
gravity when loaded, they have a major effect on
vehicle handling and steering response.
You should therefore always remember not to
exceed the approved roof load capacity, the
approved gross vehicle weight or the axle loads
when loading the rack.
You can find the applicable data under Weights
on page 247.
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Mobility
The roof load must be distributed uniformly and
should not be too large in area. Heavy items
should always be placed at the bottom. Be sure
that adequate clearance is maintained for raising the glass roof, and that objects do not
project into the opening path of the luggage
compartment lid.
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Navigation
This chapter describes how you can
enter destinations and specify your route
so that your navigation system guides you
reliably to your destination.
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Starting the navigation system
Starting the navigation system*
Your navigation system can use satellites to
ascertain the precise position of your vehicle
and guide you reliably to any destination you
enter.
Navigation DVD
The navigation system requires a special navigation DVD. You can obtain the latest version at
your BMW center.
Display in the assistance
window
You can display the route or the current position
in the assistance window. This display remains
visible even if you change to another application.
1. Move the controller to the right to enter the
assistance window.
Inserting navigation DVD
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
Use the lower drive for navigation DVDs.
3. Select the desired route view or "Current
position".
1. Insert the navigation DVD with the labeled
side up.
The navigation DVD is pulled in automatically.
2. Wait for several seconds to allow the contents of the DVD to be read in.
Removing navigation DVD
1.
Press button 1.
The DVD emerges slightly from the drive.
4. Press the controller.
2. Remove the DVD.
If the DVD is not ejected, the drive may be
blocked. In this case, a message will appear on
the Control Display.
Displaying arrow display in map view*
When the navigation system suggests a change
in direction, the arrow display appears briefly.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
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4. Turn the controller until "Language / Units"
is selected and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Languages" is selected and press the
controller.
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6. Select "Arrow display pop-up instructions"
and press the controller.
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Navigation
The arrow view is displayed in the assistance window.
Destination entry
Destination entry
In entering your destination you can select from
the following options:
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
> Entering a destination manually, see below
2. Move the controller to the right to call up
"Navigation".
> Entering a destination by voice commands*, refer to page 138
> Selecting destination using information,
refer to page 140
> Selecting destination from a list, refer to
Destination list, page 141
> Selecting destination from address book,
refer to page 142
> Selecting home address, refer to page 144
After selecting your destination you can proceed to start the destination guidance, refer to
page 147.
3. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
You can also store a navigation destination on
the programmable memory keys, refer to
page 21.
Enter data only when the vehicle is stationary, and always give priority to the
applicable traffic regulations in the event of any
contradiction between traffic and road conditions and the instructions issued by the navigation system. Otherwise, vehicle occupants and
other road users may be endangered.<
The following is displayed on the Control Display:
Opening navigation
> The arrow or map view during destination
guidance
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
> The destination list when destination guidance is switched off
Entering a destination
manually
The system's word-matching principle makes it
easier for you to enter the names of streets or
towns, refer to page 146. This allows you to
enter different spellings and completes your
entry automatically so that stored names can be
called up quickly.
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1. Select "State / Province" or the country displayed and press the controller.
The list of available countries appears on
the display.
1. Select "Town / City" or the town/city displayed and press the controller.
The system also supports you with the following features:
2. Select the starting letter and press the controller.
A list of all towns/cities starting with this letter appears on the Control Display.
3. Delete letters, if necessary:
> If you do not enter a street, the system will
guide you to the downtown area of a town or
city.
> You can skip the entry of country and locality if the current entries should be retained
for your new destination.
> To delete individual numbers or letters:
Move the controller towards the right to
select
, and press the controller.
> To delete all numbers or letters:
Move the controller toward the right to
select
, and press the controller for
a longer period.
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Entering destination by town/city name
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At least the town/city of the destination or its zip
code must be entered in order to start the destination guidance.
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2. Select the country of destination and press
the controller.
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3. Select "Enter address" and press the controller.
Driving tips
Controls
2. Press the controller.
Selecting country
At a glance
1. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Navigation" is selected and press the
controller.
"New destination" is selected.
Destination entry
4. If necessary, enter more letters.
The list gradually grows smaller each time
you enter a new letter.
> To enter spaces, if necessary:
Select the symbol and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the third field from the top. Turn the controller until the city or town name is selected
from the list and press the controller.
Entering destination by zip code
1. Select "Town / City" and press the controller.
2. Enter the zip code:
Select the desired digits and press the controller.
> To enter spaces:
Select the symbol and press the controller.
> To delete individual numbers or letters:
Move the controller towards the right to
select
, and press the controller.
> To delete all numbers or letters:
Move the controller toward the right to
select
, and press the controller for
a longer period.
3. Select the zip code and press the controller.
The corresponding destination is displayed.
4. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until the
destination is selected and press the controller.
Entering street, house number and
intersection
After the street you can also enter the intersection or the house number.
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1. Select "Street" or the street displayed and
press the controller.
2. Turn the controller to the right until you see
a request to enter a street in the country,
then press the controller.
Entering a street without entering a
town/city
1. Select "House number" and press the controller.
You can also enter a street without specifying a
town/city. In this case, all streets of the same
name in the designated country are offered.
The corresponding town/city is displayed after
the street name.
2. To enter the house number:
Select the desired digits and press the controller.
If a town/city has already been entered, you can
negate this entry. This could be helpful in
instances where the desired street does not
exist in the entered town/city because it
belongs to another suburb, for example.
3. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until the
house number is selected and press the
controller.
Starting destination guidance with
manual destination entry
1. Move the highlight marker to the uppermost
field.
The
arrow is selected.
> Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Destination guidance starts immediately.
> If you do not want to start destination guidance right away:
Select "Add to destination list" and press
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Navigation
You can enter any house number stored for the
street on the navigation DVD.
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Entering a house number
Mobility
The intersection is entered in the same way as
the street.
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3. Switch to the second field from the top and
enter the street.
Driving tips
Controls
2. Enter the street.
The street is entered in the same manner as
the town or city.
At a glance
Entering street and intersection
Destination entry
the controller.
The destination is stored in the destination
list, refer to page 141.
Entering a destination by
voice commands*
You can enter a desired destination via the
voice command system. During the destination
input, you can switch between voice entry and
entry via iDrive at any time. To do so, reactivate
the voice command system if necessary.
volume, avoiding excessive emphases and
pauses.
1. To spell the name of a town/city:
Say at least the first three letters of the
town/city. The more letters you say, the
more accurately the system will recognize the town/city.
The system can suggest up to 20 destinations that meet your entries. Up to 6 entries
at a time appear on the Control Display.
You can have the possible commands
read aloud via {Options}.<
1. Press the
button on the steering wheel
or in the center console.
2. {Enter address}
The system suggests a location.
2. Select location:
> To select highlighted town/city:
{Yes}
> To select other town/city: {No}
> To select an entry, e.g. {Entry 3}
Selecting country
1. Wait for the system to ask for the country of
destination.
2. Say the name of the destination country.
Say the name of the destination country in the
language of the voice command system.
Entering a destination
The destination can be spelled or entered as an
entire word.
Spelling the destination
To enter a destination, spell it in the way it is
commonly spelled in the destination country.
Pronounce the letters smoothly and at normal
> To show other entries in the list:
{Next page}
> To respell the town/city: {Repeat}
The town/city can also be selected from the list
via iDrive:
Turn the controller until the destination is
selected and press the controller.
Entering the destination as an entire
word*
The names of towns/cities and streets located
in the region in which the language of the voice
command system is spoken can be entered as
an entire word.
Example: to enter a U.S. destination as an entire
word, the system language must be English.
Speak smoothly and at normal volume, and
avoid excessive emphases and pauses.
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Destinations are added to the destination list or
can be stored in the address book.
Map-guided destination
selection
3. Select location:
> To select highlighted town/city:
{Yes}
If you only know the location of the town or
street of destination, you can enter the destination using a map. You can use the cross-hairs to
select the destination on the map and then
transfer it for destination guidance.
> To select an entry, e.g. {Entry 3}
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
"New destination" is selected.
> To re-enter the town/city: {Repeat}
2. Press the controller.
> To select other town/city: {No}
> To enter the town/city by spelling:
{Spell}
The town/city can also be selected from the list
via iDrive:
Turn the controller until the destination is
selected and press the controller.
Identical-sounding towns/cities that cannot be distinguished by the system are
compiled in a separate list and shown as a destination followed by three dots.
If applicable, select this entry with {Yes}. Then
select the desired town/city from that list.<
3. Select "Input map" and press the controller.
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Storing destinations
{Add to destination list} or
{Add to address book}
The system suggests a location.
At a glance
Destination guidance starts immediately.
Driving tips
The system can suggest up to 6 destinations that fit your entries.
{Start guidance}
Navigation
2. Say the name of the destination town/
city.
Starting destination guidance
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1. Wait for the system to ask for the town/city
of destination.
Entering street and house number
To enter the house number:
1. {House number}
2. Say the house number.
House numbers of up to 4 digits can be entered.
Say the house number as individual digits.
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Mobility
The street is entered in the same way as the
destination town/city.
Destination entry
A section of a map is displayed on the Control Display:
> During destination guidance, around the
current destination
> With the destination guidance deactivated, around the last destination
entered
6. Select the desired menu item:
> "Start route guidance" starts destination
guidance.
> "Show current position" places your
current position at the center of the map.
> "Show destination position" places the
current destination at the center of the
map.
> "Return to map" changes back to the
"Input map".
>
Exit the menu.
4. Select the destination with the cross-hairs.
> To change the scale: turn the controller.
> To move the map: move the controller in
the desired direction.
The controller can be moved to the left,
right, forwards and backwards.
5. Press the controller to transfer the destination for destination guidance or to store it.
The selected destination and other menu
items are displayed.
7. Press the controller.
The map for destination entry can also be called
up in the map display:
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
Selecting destination using
information
You can have a list of selected destinations displayed, e.g. hotels, sights or hospitals, and
transfer them for destination guidance.
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
2. Select "Information" and press the controller.
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> To start a new search:
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
4. Press the controller.
Symbols in the map display
5. Make your selection, e.g. "Hotels and restaurants", and press the controller.
If you select the hotel category, for example,
and start a search, hotels appear on the map as
symbols.
7. Select "<Start search>" and press the controller.
Destinations are shown on the Control Display.
8. Select a destination and press the controller.
The scope of information and symbols depends on the particular navigation DVD you are using.<
9. Select the desired menu item:
> To transfer the address to the destination list and start destination guidance:
To hide the symbols in the map display:
1. Select the symbol and press the controller.
2. Select "Hide map icons" and press the controller.
The symbols are hidden.
To show the symbols:
Select "Show map icons" and press the controller.
At a glance
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Mobility
6. Enter search criteria if necessary, e.g. the
maximum distance from your location.
Controls
> To display additional destinations:
Select the
symbol and press the
controller.
Driving tips
> "On a new destination"
> To establish a telephone connection:
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
Navigation
> "On location"
symbol and press the
Communications Entertainment
> "On destination"
Select the
controller.
Destination list
The last 20 destinations entered into the system are shown in the destination list. You can
call up these destinations and transfer them for
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3. Select location:
Destination entry
destination guidance.
If you are planning a longer journey, for example, you can store all the destinations you wish
to drive to in the destination list in advance,
refer to Entering a destination manually on
page 134.
Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
Editing destination list
1. Select the desired destination from the destination list and press the controller.
2. The selected destination can be edited:
> To store the entry:
Select "Add to address book".
> To display information on the destination:
Select "Information on destination".
> To delete the entry:
Select "Delete entry".
> To delete all entries:
Select "Delete list". The destination
guidance is switched off.
The destination last entered is listed first in the
destination list.
> To change an entry:
Select "Edit". For operation, refer to
Entering destination by town/city name,
page 135.
This symbol identifies the current destination during destination guidance.
3. Press the controller.
To show other destinations in the destination
list:
Turn the controller.
Address book
Transferring destination for
destination guidance
Opening address book
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Select the desired destination from the destination list and press the controller.
2. Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Select "Address book" and press the controller.
Storing destinations in address book
You can store approx. 100 destinations in the
address book.
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Selecting destinations from address
book
4. Enter the name and address, refer also to
Entering a destination manually, page 134.
You can also store a destination from the destination list in the address book, refer to
page 141.
Storing current position*
2. Select the entry and press the controller.
The current position can be transferred to the
address book.
To start destination guidance:
Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
At a glance
Navigation
5. Select "Store in address book" and press
the controller.
The entry is stored in the address book.
2. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until "New
address" is selected and press the controller.
Changing destinations from address
book
1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
2. Select the entry and press the controller.
3. Select "Use current location as address"
and press the controller.
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3. Select "Enter address" and press the controller.
1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
The stored entries appear on the Control
Display.
Controls
You can also enter your current position into the
address book if you have left the area covered
by the navigation DVD. In this case, you must
enter a name.
Driving tips
4. Select "Store in address book" and press
the controller.
Mobility
2. Select "New address" and press the controller.
ation, refer to Entering a destination manually, page 134.
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1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
Destination entry
3. Select "Edit address" and press the controller.
until "Delete data" is selected and press the
controller.
4. Change entry.
For operation, refer to Entering a destination manually, page 134.
6. Select "Delete address book" and press the
controller.
5. Select "Store in address book" and press
the controller.
Deleting individual destinations from
address book
1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
7. Select "Yes" and press the controller.
Home address
You can store your current position or the current destination as the home address in the
address book. This entry occupies the second
position in the address book.
2. Select the entry and press the controller.
Storing home address
3. Select "Delete address" and press the controller.
1. Select "Address book" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until
"Home address" is selected and press the
controller.
Deleting all destinations from address
book
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Vehicle / Tires" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
3. Select "Use current location as address" or
"Save current destination" during destination guidance and press the controller.
4. Select "Store in address book" and press
the controller.
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Changing home address
> "Avoid highways"
Highways are avoided as far as possible.
1. Select "Home address" and press the controller.
2. Select "Edit address" and press the controller. For operation, refer to Entering a
destination manually, page 134.
> "Fast route"
Fast route, being a combination of the
shortest possible route and the fastest
roads
Route selection
> "Short route"
Short route, irrespective of how fast or
slow progress will be
The route is planned according to fixed rules.
The type of road is taken into account, e.g.
whether it is a highway or a winding road. The
road types are stored on the navigation DVD. As
a result, the routes recommended by the navigation system may not always be the same
ones that you would choose based on personal
experience.
Changing route criteria
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until
"Route preference" is selected and press
the controller.
4. Press the controller.
Navigation
You can influence the calculated route by
choosing certain route criteria. You can change
the route criteria as often as you like during destination entry or during destination guidance.
At a glance
> "With highways"
Highways and major traffic arteries are
given priority.
Controls
3. Select a route criterion for the route:
2. Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Driving tips
1. Select "Home address" and press the controller.
The various criteria are shown on the Control Display.
The route criterion is selected.
5. If necessary, select an additional route criterion and then press the controller:
> "Dynamic route"
Automatic rerouting due to traffic
obstructions. Depending on road type
and the kind and extent of the traffic
obstruction, the guided route may lead
through the traffic obstruction.
> "Avoid tollroads"
Toll roads are avoided as far as possible.
Communications Entertainment
Using home address as destination
The route criteria can also be changed in the
arrow or map display.
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To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Mobility
> "Avoid ferries"
Ferries are avoided as far as possible.
Destination entry
1. Select the symbol for the route criterion and
press the controller.
2. Select a route criterion and press the controller.
If the "Avoid highways", "Avoid tollroads"
or "Avoid ferries" route criteria are
selected, route calculation may take considerably longer.<
Word-matching principle
The system's word-matching principle makes it
easier for you to enter the names of towns or
streets. The system runs ongoing checks, comparing your destination entries with the data
stored on the navigation DVD as the basis for
instant response. The benefits for you include:
> Names of towns entered may differ from the
official versions if you are using a spelling
that is customary in another country.
Example:
Instead of the German spelling "München"
you can also enter the English spelling
"Munich" or the Italian spelling "Monaco".
> When you are entering the names of towns
and streets the system will complete them
automatically as soon as enough letters are
available to ensure unambiguous identification.
> The system offers only those letters for
selection of name entries that are stored on
the navigation DVD. Thus, entry of erroneous or unregistered names is impossible.
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Via iDrive
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Navigation" is selected and press the
controller.
2. Select the destination from the destination
list and press the controller or enter a new
destination, refer to page 134.
Via programmable memory keys
...
Press the key on which the
desired destination has been stored, refer also
to page 21.
Terminating/continuing
destination guidance
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
In the destination list
This symbol indicates the current destination.
1. Select the current destination and press the
controller.
Mobility
After the route has been calculated, destination
guidance is indicated by arrows or a map display on the Control Display.
Destination guidance can also be started in the
arrow or map display:
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
During destination guidance, you can operate
other equipment items at any time via iDrive.
You will be notified in time of any necessary
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3. Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
In the arrow or map display
At a glance
change of direction by means of spoken
instructions and the display of the direction
arrows.
Controls
Starting destination
guidance
Driving tips
Destination guidance
Destination guidance
2. Select "Stop guidance" and press the controller.
"Arrow display" is selected and press the
controller.
If you did not reach the destination before the
end of the last journey, the following question
will appear in the display at the start of the next
journey:
"Continue guidance to destination?".
The arrow display is shown.
The destination guidance starts automatically
after a short time.
To start destination guidance immediately:
Select "Yes" and press the controller.
Route display
1
Switching voice instructions on/off
2
Selecting route criteria
You can have the route during destination guidance displayed in various ways.
3
Starting/stopping destination guidance
4
Arrow to destination as the crow flies
5
Distance to the next change of direction
6
Current location
7
Direction of travel
From another menu, you can switch
directly to the screen last displayed, refer
to Convenient call-up of menu items on
page 18.<
Arrow display
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the fourth field
from the top. Turn the controller until
> Outline of an arrow:
Destination guidance on the calculated
route
> Solid arrow:
Arrow points as the crow flies to the calculated route whenever the vehicle is
not in an area recorded on the navigation
DVD, e.g. in a parking garage.
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the
projected time of arrival and distance to the
destination is displayed in the top or bottom line
of the Control Display.
The arrows change appearance before a
change of direction.
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1
Switching voice instructions on/off
2
Distance to change of direction
2
Starting/stopping destination guidance
3
Change of direction
3
Map-guided destination selection
4
Displaying the menu in which the information last selected can be shown/hidden,
refer to Selecting destination using information, page 140
5
Changing map display
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the fourth field
from the top. Turn the controller until the
desired map display is selected:
> "Map facing north"
> "Map direction of travel"
> "Perspective"
>
>
>
"Map facing north"
"Map direction of travel"
"Perspective"
6
Changing route criteria
7
Calling up traffic information* manually
8
Arrow to destination as the crow flies
The projected time of arrival and distance to the
destination is displayed in the bottom line of the
Control Display.
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
At scales of less than 250 miles/500 km, you
can have the map shown facing north or toward
your current direction of travel, or in perspective. At scales of 250 miles/500 km or greater,
the map is always north-oriented.
Changing map display
3. Press the controller.
Select the corresponding symbol and press the
controller.
The next map display is displayed.
Changing scale
Navigation
You can have your current position displayed on
a map. After starting the destination guidance,
the planned route is shown on the map.
Communications Entertainment
Map display
Mobility
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Controls
Street name for change of direction
Driving tips
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Turn the controller to adjust the scale.
Destination guidance
Displaying towns/cities and streets
along the route
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
You can have the roads and towns along the
route displayed during destination guidance.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
The distances remaining to be traveled within
each section of the route are also displayed.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until
"Route list" is selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "Language / Units"
is selected and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Languages" is selected and press the
controller.
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Destination guidance
through voice instructions
Switching voice instructions on/off
6. Select "Navigation voice instructions" and
press the controller.
Voice instructions can be switched on or off
during the destination guidance in the arrow or
map display:
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
The voice instructions are switched on.
To switch the voice instructions on/off at any
time:
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1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
With the programmable buttons on the steering
wheel, you can also execute the following functions, refer to page 54:
2. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top. Turn the controller until "New
route" is selected and press the controller.
At a glance
Repeating or canceling voice
instructions
The volume can be adjusted only while a voice
instruction is being issued.
3. Turn the controller to enter the desired
number and press the controller.
The route is recalculated.
To exit from the menu without changing the
route:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Traffic information*
This volume is independent of the volume of the
audio sources.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Changing a route
During destination guidance, you can revise the
navigation system's route recommendations to
avoid particular stretches of road. Enter the
number of miles/kilometers that you want to
travel before returning to the original route.
In many metropolitan areas you can receive
traffic information broadcast by radio stations.
The traffic conditions are monitored by traffic
control centers and the traffic information is
updated periodically.
During destination guidance, the traffic information relevant to the route you are planning to
take is automatically shown and taken into
account in route planning. Whether destination
guidance is active or not, you can have the traffic information displayed in the map view or in
the traffic info list.
Switching reception of traffic
information on/off
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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2. Turn the button during the voice instruction
to select the desired volume.
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1. Have the last voice instruction repeated, if
necessary.
Navigation
Adjusting volume for voice instructions
Communications Entertainment
> Switch voice instructions on/off:
Press the button for a longer period.
Driving tips
Controls
> Repeat the voice instruction:
Press the button.
Destination guidance
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
Calling up traffic information manually
During destination guidance
During destination guidance, traffic information
can be displayed in the arrow or map view.
If the symbol is shown with a red border, traffic information is available for the planned route.
Select the
symbol and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "Traffic Info settings" is selected and press the controller.
During destination guidance, traffic information
items along the planned route are indicated by
yellow diamonds.
5. Select "Traffic Info" and press the controller.
Traffic information on the planned route is
shown first, sorted by distance from the vehicle's current position.
The traffic information can be received and
displayed.
With destination guidance switched off
"AUTO": automatic selection of the Traffic Info
station with the best reception.
2. Move the controller to the right to call up
"Navigation".
1. Open the start menu.
Depending on the station, either the station name, frequency, local number or
other information is displayed.<
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Controls
3. Select "Traffic Info" and press the controller.
Driving tips
Traffic information on the planned route is
shown first, sorted by distance from the vehicle's current position.
Displaying traffic information in map
display
Navigation
The traffic information icons are shown in the
map display up to a scale of 100 miles/200 km.
The highlighting of the stretch corresponding
to the traffic report and the icons for the type of
event as described below are displayed and
hidden. This depends on the selected scale.
Communications Entertainment
Displaying detailed traffic information
Select a traffic information item from the list and
press the controller.
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Mobility
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Destination guidance
Traffic information icons
Traffic event displayed with map
scales larger than 5 miles/10 km;
arrow points in relevant direction of
travel
Lane closure
Delay
Police checkpoint
There are several traffic events.
Switch to a smaller map scale to
show more detail.
Traffic light failure
Roadworks
General traffic obstruction
Transport of hazardous load
Vehicle on wrong carriageway
Danger
Slow traffic or other traffic event
Low clearance
No parking
Stop and go traffic
Stopped traffic
Fog
Traffic events in both directions of
travel
Heavy rain
Slippery road
Traffic information during destination
guidance
Cross winds
Smog
System response will vary depending on
whether or not "Dynamic route" is selected,
refer to page 145.
Road closed
Displaying traffic obstructions
Slow traffic
Traffic backup
Stopped traffic
Icy roads
When the navigation system receives a traffic
obstruction message and "Dynamic route" is
not selected, you are shown certain information, such as the length of the traffic congestion,
when you are approx. 25 miles/40 km away
from the traffic obstruction.
The last possible detour exit is indicated just
before you reach it.
Uneven surface
Accident
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This information is displayed even if you have
called up another application on the Control
Display.
If the navigation system is unable to identify a
town or city, your current map coordinates will
appear.
Dynamic route planning
To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
You can also have the current position displayed on a map, refer to page 149.
At a glance
Navigation
When "Dynamic route" is selected, the route
will be changed automatically in the event of a
traffic obstruction. The system does not point
out traffic obstructions on the original route.
Depending on road type and the kind and extent
of the traffic obstruction, the calculated route
may lead through the traffic obstruction.
Driving tips
Controls
The current position of your BMW is displayed.
Communications Entertainment
Displaying current position
You can have your current position displayed
even when the destination guidance is
switched off.
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
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2. Move the highlight marker to the fourth field
from the top. Turn the controller until "Current position" is selected and press the
controller.
What to do if …
What to do if …
What to do if …
> a navigation DVD is inserted, but an instruction to insert the DVD appears on the Control Display?
The navigation DVD may not be the correct
DVD for the navigation system. This information is indicated on the DVD label.
> you request the current position of your
vehicle, but do not receive a precise display?
The system is unable to receive enough
GPS signals at your current position due to
obstructions, your current position is not
yet available on your navigation DVD, or the
system is in the process of calculating your
current position. As a rule, reception is
guaranteed when you are in the open.
tion DVD. Instead of an arrow indicating a
turn, you will see an arrow which indicates
the general direction of your planned route.
Or you have left the recommended route
and the system requires a few seconds to
calculate a new recommended route.
> the navigation system does not react to
entries?
If the battery was disconnected, it takes
about 10 minutes before the system is once
again operational.
> the destination guidance does not accept a
destination?
The data of the destination is not stored on
the navigation DVD that is loaded. Choose a
destination as close as possible to the original one.
> the destination guidance does not accept
an address without the street name?
On the navigation DVD, no downtown area
can be determined for the city or town
entered. Enter any street, or a destination
such as the railway station in the selected
town, and then start the destination guidance.
> you want to enter a destination for the destination guidance, but it is not possible to
select the letters for your desired entry?
The data of the destination is not stored on
the navigation DVD that is loaded. In this
case, the system will not offer you any letters to choose from. Choose a destination
as close as possible to the original one.
> the system stops furnishing directions on
which way to turn as you approach intersections?
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Controls
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Entertainment
Operation of the radio, CD equipment and
external audio devices as well as their tone
settings are described in this chapter.
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On/off and settings
On/off and settings
The following audio sources have shared controls and setting options:
Operation via iDrive
> Radio
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
> CD player
> CD changer*
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
Controls
The audio sources can be operated using:
> Buttons near the CD player
> iDrive
> Buttons on the steering wheel, refer to
page 11
> Programmable memory keys, refer to
page 21
Buttons on the CD player
You have the following choices:
> "FM" and "AM": radio reception
> "SAT": satellite radio*
> "CD": CD player or changer
> "AUX": AUX-In port, USB-audio interface
> "Set": depending on the audio source,
other adjustments can be made, e.g. with
the radio: update station with strongest
reception, store station, tone control, sample stations.
1
Sound output for entertainment on/off, volume
> Press: switch on/off.
When you switch on the unit, the last set
radio station or track is played.
> Turn: adjust volume.
2
3
4
With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond,
the selected audio source is stored for the
remote control currently in use.
Drive for audio CDs
Eject CD.
Station scan/track search
> Change radio station.
> Select track for CD player and CD
changer.
5
From another menu, you can switch
directly to the screen last displayed, refer
to Convenient call-up of menu items on
page 18.<
Drive for navigation DVD
Switching on/off
In order to switch the entertainment sound output on and off:
Press button 1 on the CD player.
This symbol on the Control Display indicates that sound output is switched off.
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Turn knob 1 on the CD player until the desired
volume is obtained.
Treble and bass
1. Select "Treble / Bass" and press the controller.
You can also adjust the volume with buttons on
the steering wheel, refer to page 11.
Controls
With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond,
the setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
At a glance
Adjusting volume
2. Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Treble" or "Bass".
Changing tone settings
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Select "Audio" and press the controller.
3. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is selected.
Balance and fader
You can adjust the volume distribution in the
same manner as "Treble / Bass".
> "Balance": left/right volume distribution
> "Fader": front/rear volume distribution
Speed-dependent volume control
The speed-dependent volume control automatically increases the volume with increasing
driving speed. You can set various stages for
the increase in volume.
Mobility
The tone settings can also be selected if you
have called up "Entertainment" in the start
menu:
Select "Set" and then "Tone", pressing the
controller after each selection.
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond,
the settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
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You can alter various tone settings, e.g. treble
and bass or the speed-dependent volume
increase.
The tone settings are applied to all audio
sources.
Driving tips
Tone control
On/off and settings
1. Select "Speed volume" and press the controller.
2. Select "Concert hall" or "Theater".
3. Press the controller.
2. Turn the controller:
The adjustment is applied; the field can be
changed.
LOGIC7 spatial sound is switched on.
To switch off the spatial sound effect:
Select "Off" and press the controller.
LOGIC7 and the LOGIC7 logo are registered
trade marks of Lexicon, Inc., a company of the
Harman International Group.
Individual High-End Audio System*
You can choose between stereo and multichannel playback, surround.
1. Select "Surround Settings" and press the
controller.
Professional LOGIC7 HiFi System*
2. Select "Stereo" or "Surround".
You can select a spatial sound effect that
improves the spatial acoustics in all frequency
ranges.
1. Select "Surround Settings" and press the
controller.
Equalizer*
You can set individual sound frequency ranges.
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until "Reset" is selected and press the controller.
6. In vehicles equipped with two drives:
Select "Yes" and press the controller.
Navigation
2. Move the controller to the left or right to
select the desired frequency range.
Driving tips
Controls
1. Select "Equalizer" and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
3. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is selected.
Resetting tone settings
You can reset all tone settings to the default
setting.
1. Open the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Select "Audio" and press the controller.
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5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
Radio
Radio
Your radio provides reception of the FM and AM
wavebands.
Changing stations
Listening to the radio
Turn the controller.
Buttons on the CD player
Press the button if the sound output is switched
off.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Select "FM" or "AM".
Press the button for the corresponding direction.
The system switches to the next displayed station.
You can also change the station with the buttons on the steering wheel, refer to page 11.
Changing selection criteria
In addition to the stations currently displayed,
you can have stations with another selection
criterion displayed.
You can choose from the following selection
criteria:
> "All stations"*:
Stations that can currently be received on
the "FM" waveband.
4. Press the controller.
Stations are shown on the Control Display on
the basis of various selection criteria, e.g. "Presets".
If "Autostore" does not show a station in the AM
waveband or if the displayed stations are no
longer receivable, update the stations with the
best reception, refer to page 165.
> "Autostore":
Stations with the best reception on the
"AM" waveband.
For High Definition Radio: stations with the
best reception on the "FM" waveband.
> "Presets":
Stations you have previously stored, refer to
page 166.
> "Manual":
To set stations that can be received in addition to those already being displayed, refer
to Selecting the frequency manually,
page 165.
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To stop scanning, press the button again.
1. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top.
Selecting the frequency manually
2. Choose a selection criterion and press the
controller.
With "Manual" you can select stations that can
be received in addition to those displayed.
At a glance
To change the selection criterion:
2. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top.
The stations on the current waveband are automatically sampled in succession.
1. Select "FM" or "AM" and press the controller.
"Set" is selected.
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
3. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller to set a certain frequency.
Updating stations with best reception
If on a longer journey you move out of the
reception range of the stations originally
received, you can update the list of stations
received with the strongest signals in the AM
waveband.
1. Select "AM" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top.
The stations are sampled.
3. Select "Autostore" and press the controller.
"Set" is selected.
Stop sampling:
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Sampling stations, Scan
Navigation
Driving tips
3. Select "Manual" and press the controller.
Controls
1. Select "FM" or "AM" and press the controller.
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
Buttons on the CD player
To sample stations, press the button for the corresponding direction for an
extended time.
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
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Station sampling is interrupted and the
selected station stays on.
Radio
5. Select "Autostore" and press the controller.
5. Select "Store" and press the controller.
The display of the stations with the strongest
reception is updated. The frequencies of the
stations are displayed.
6. Turn the controller until the desired memory location is selected.
Storing stations
"Presets" is displayed.
7. Press the controller.
The station is stored.
Via iDrive
1. Select "FM" or "AM" and press the controller.
2. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top. Turn the controller until
the desired selection criterion is chosen
and press the controller.
3. Select the desired frequency or station.
"Set" is selected.
The channels of the last selection criterion are
displayed once again after a short time.
With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond,
the stations are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Via programmable memory keys
You can store a station on the programmable
memory keys, refer also to page 21.
1. Select a station.
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
2.
...
longer period.
Press the desired key for a
Changing a memory position
1. Select "Presets" and press the controller.
2. Select the desired station.
"Set" is selected.
3. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
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Many stations transmit analog and digital signals. You can receive these stations digitally for
improved sound quality.
A digital radio network must be available to be
able to receive digital stations.
RDS Radio Data System
On the FM waveband, additional information is
broadcast via RDS. If the reception conditions
are good, the station names are shown on the
Control Display. Where reception is poor or in
the event of interference, it may take some time
before the station names will appear in the display.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Select "Audio" and press the controller.
5. Move the highlight marker to the uppermost
field. Turn the controller until "HD radio" is
selected and press the controller.
Switching RDS on/off*
1. Select "FM" and press the controller.
"Set" is selected.
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
3. Select "RDS" and press the controller.
Driving tips
6. Press the controller.
The station is stored.
Switching digital radio reception on/off
6. Select "Off" and press the controller.
Digital station reception is now switched on.
RDS is activated.
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This symbol is displayed when a station is
received digitally.
Navigation
5. Turn the controller until the desired memory location is selected.
The number of the memory location
appears beside the name or frequency of
the station.
At a glance
High Definition Radio*
Controls
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
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4. Select "Store" and press the controller.
Radio
Some stations do not transmit the digital and
analog signals simultaneously. If you are in an
area in which digital reception of the selected
station is not possible continuously, reception
will alternate between analog and digital. This
can cause repetitions or interruptions. In this
case it may be preferable to switch off digital
reception.
1. Select "FM" or "AM" and press the controller.
Selecting the programs of a digital
station*
Some stations broadcast several programs on a
single frequency. To select one of these programs:
1. Select "FM" or "AM" and press the controller.
2. Select "Manual" and press the controller.
3. Select a station that can be received digitally.
This symbol is displayed when a station
is received digitally.
4.
2. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top.
3. Select "Autostore" and press the controller.
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
5. Select "Autostore
troller.
" and press the con-
Change to the next program of
the digital station using the buttons on the
radio or steering wheel.
You can store a station, refer to page 166.
Updating digitally receivable stations
If on a longer journey you move out of the
reception range of the stations originally
received, you can update the list of stations
received with the strongest signals.
The display of the digitally receivable stations is
updated. This can take up to 2 minutes.
Displaying additional information
With digital stations, additional information on
the current track can be displayed, e.g. the
name of the artist.
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At a glance
1. Select the station and press the controller.
Controls
2. Select "Details" and press the controller.
Navigation
Driving tips
The information is displayed.
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When you change to another digitally received
station, any additional information is displayed
after a brief interruption.
Satellite radio
Satellite radio*
You can receive over 100 different channels
with high sound quality.
The channels are offered to you in predefined
packages. To receive the channels of your
choice, you must have the corresponding packages enabled.
With this new technology, signal losses
can occur from time to time and result in
audio interruptions.<
Enabling or disabling
channels
Enabling
1. Select a channel that has not yet been
enabled and press the controller.
A telephone number and the electronic
serial number, ESN, are displayed.
The electronic serial number is
required to enable or disable.<
2. To enable the channel:
Dial the phone number.
Disabling
1. Select an enabled channel and press the
controller.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
3. Select "SAT".
2. Select "ESN" and press the controller.
The electronic serial number, ESN, is displayed.
The electronic serial number is
required to disable.<
4. Press the controller.
3. To disable the channel:
Dial the phone number.
The channels are displayed.
These channels are enabled.
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4. If "Categories" has been selected:
Select the desired category and press the
controller.
The channels of this category are displayed.
5.
Select a channel marked with this symbol.
2. Select a menu item:
Navigation
> "Presets":
Up to twelve channels you stored previously.
> "All channels":
All channels are displayed.
> "Categories":
All channels, sorted by category, e.g.
news, jazz.
6. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
7. Select "Play" and press the controller.
3. Press the controller.
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Channels and categories are displayed on
the Control Display.
Driving tips
Controls
1. Select "SAT" and press the controller.
At a glance
Selecting and storing a
channel
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The name of the channel and additional information on the current track are displayed, e.g.
the name of the artist.
Mobility
Additional information
Satellite radio
Changing channels with buttons on CD
player
Press the button for the corresponding direction.
The system switches to the next enabled channel.
Notes
1
Artist
2
Track
When more than 4 seconds go by and no signal
is received, a message appears on the Control
Display.
Storing a channel
1. Select the desired channel.
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
3. Select "Store" and press the controller.
Under some circumstances, e.g. depending on environmental or topographic conditions, it may not be possible to receive any
signal. The satellite radio cannot influence this.
A signal may not be available in tunnels or
underground garages, next to high-rise buildings, in the vicinity of trees, mountains or other
strong sources of radio interference.
Reception usually resumes as soon as the signal becomes available again.<
"Presets" is displayed.
4. Turn the controller to select a memory location and press the controller.
The channel is stored. The channels of the last
selection criterion are displayed again after a
short time.
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3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Select "CD" and press
the controller.
Starting the CD player
4. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the second field from the top. On cars with a
CD changer, select "CD" and press the
controller to start the CD player.
The upper drive is for audio CDs.
Insert the CD into the drive with the labeled side
up.
The CD is pulled in automatically. Playback
starts automatically if the sound output is on.
When playing CDs with compressed audio files,
it can take the CD player approx. 1 minute to
read in the data, depending on the directory
structure.
To start playback when there is already a CD in
the drive:
Playback starts automatically if the sound output is switched on.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
Via programmable memory keys
You can store the CD player function on the
programmable memory keys to start the CD
player, refer to page 21.
Navigation
CDs with compressed audio files, MP3s, can be
played by the CD player and CD changer.
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Compressed audio files*
Driving tips
Controls
Listening to CDs
At a glance
CD player and CD changer*
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
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Fill and insert the CD magazine, refer to
page 177.
Mobility
Starting the CD changer
CD player and CD changer
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Select "CD" and press
the controller.
Via iDrive
4. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the second field from the top. Select the
desired CD and press the controller.
Turn the controller to select a track.
Compressed audio files*
1. Select a directory, if necessary, and press
the controller.
At the end of the last track, the next CD is
selected and played.
If new CDs have been placed in the CD magazine, playback starts with the lowest CD, e.g.
CD 1, track 1.
The CD magazine's load status is indicated on
the Control Display.
Via programmable memory keys
You can store a CD compartment of the CD
changer on the programmable memory keys to
start the CD changer, refer to page 21.
2. Select a track and press the controller.
Selecting a track
Buttons on the CD player
Press the button for the appropriate
direction as often as necessary until the desired
track is reached.
The track is displayed on the Control Display.
You can also change the track with the buttons
on the steering wheel, refer to page 11.
To change the directory:
Select the directory and press the controller.
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If the car is equipped with two CD drives, you
can save specific tracks on the programmable
memory keys, refer to page 21.
2. Select "Details" and press the controller.
Stop sampling:
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
Track sampling is interrupted and the selected
track is played on.
Compressed audio files*
1. Select the current track and press the controller.
2. Select the desired menu item:
The information is shown for the current track.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
> To sample all the tracks in the current
directory, select "Scan directory" and
press the controller.
> To sample all the tracks on the CD,
select "Scan all" and press the controller.
Sampling tracks, Scan
All tracks on the current CD are automatically
sampled once in succession.
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
Driving tips
1. Press the controller.
Navigation
With compressed audio files, any information
about the current track that has been recorded
can be displayed, e.g. the name of the artist.
Controls
Displaying information about the
track*
At a glance
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
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To exit from the menu:
Select the
arrow and press the controller.
Stop sampling:
Sampling is interrupted and the selected track
is retained.
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2. Select "Scan directory" or "Scan all" and
press the controller.
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1. Press the controller.
CD player and CD changer
Repeating tracks
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
Compressed audio files*
1. Select the current track and press the controller.
2. Select the desired menu item:
> To repeat the selected track, select
"Repeat track" and press the controller.
> To repeat all the tracks in the current
directory, select "Repeat directory" and
press the controller.
2. Select "Repeat" and press the controller.
Stop repeating:
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Repeat track" or "Repeat directory"
and press the controller.
The current track on the CD is repeated.
Stop repeating:
1. Press the controller again.
2. Select "Repeat" and press the controller.
Random play sequence
The tracks on the current CD are played once
each in random order.
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed.
2. Select "Random" and press the controller.
Stop random function:
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Random" and press the controller.
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At a glance
1. Select the current track and press the controller.
2. Select the desired menu item:
> To play all the tracks in the current directory in random order, select "Random
directory" and press the controller.
2. Select "Random directory" or "Random all"
and press the controller.
Inserting/removing CDs from the CD
magazine
Fast forward/reverse
Navigation
Buttons on the CD player:
Press and hold the button for the
corresponding direction.
The tracks can be heard, but reproduction is
distorted.
CD magazine
Coupe
When loading CDs into or removing them from
the CD magazine, hold them at their edges and
do not touch the reflective signal-sensing area.
Inserting CDs:
Insert the CD in its slot with the label side on
top.
Convertible
Driving tips
1. Press the controller.
2. Press the button, arrow 2.
The CD magazine is ejected.
Mobility
Removing CDs:
Pull out the desired drawer, see arrow, and
remove the CD.
Communications Entertainment
Stop random function:
1. Push the cover to one side, arrow 1.
The BMW CD changer for six CDs is behind the
left side panel in the cargo bay.
Removing the CD magazine
To insert or remove CDs from the CD magazine,
you must first remove it from the CD changer:
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> To play all the tracks on the CD in random order, select "Random all" and
press the controller.
Controls
Compressed audio files*
CD player and CD changer
Inserting the CD magazine
Malfunctions with individual CDs/DVDs
If malfunctions only occur with individual CDs/
DVDs, one of the following factors may be the
cause.
Self-recorded CDs/DVDs
Possible reasons for malfunctions with selfrecorded CDs/DVDs are, e.g., inconsistent
data-creation or recording processes, or poor
quality or high age of the CD/DVD blank.
Insert the CD magazine all the way in the direction of arrow 1 and close the cover, arrow 2.
Only label CDs/DVDs on the top, with a pen
designed for this purpose.
The CD changer automatically reads in the
loaded CDs and is then ready for operation.
Damage prevention
Notes
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 can result.
Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs with labels
applied as these can become detached during
playback due to heat build-up and can cause
irreparable 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 can jam and will no
longer eject.
Do not use a combined CD/DVD, e.g. DVDPlus,
otherwise the CD/DVD can jam and will no
longer eject.<
Avoid leaving fingerprints, as well as dust,
scratches or moisture on the CDs/DVDs.
Keep CDs/DVDs in protective sleeves or cases.
Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures over
1207/506, high levels of humidity or direct
sunlight.
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
CDs/DVDs are often copy-protected by the
manufacturer. This can mean that some CDs/
DVDs cannot be played or can only be played to
a limited extent.
Care
Clean the reflective signal side of CDs/DVDs as
needed by wiping it with a commercially available cleaning tissue in straight lines from the
center of the disc outwards. For more information on taking care of CDs/DVDs, please refer to
the Caring for your vehicle brochure.
General malfunctions
BMW 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 if 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.
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until "AUX" is selected and press the controller.
Controls
You can connect an external audio device, for
instance an MP3 player, and play audio tracks
over the car's loudspeaker system. You can
adjust the tone using iDrive.
At a glance
AUX-In port
Connecting
4. Select "AUX IN" and press the controller.
5. Adjust volume and tone, if necessary.
Driving tips
Lift up the center armrest.
Connection for audio playback:
TRS connector 1/8"/3.5 mm
You can store the "AUX" function on a programmable memory key to start audio playback, refer
to page 21.
Communications Entertainment
To play audio tracks over the car's loudspeaker
system, connect the headset or line-out port of
the external device to the AUX-in port.
Navigation
Via programmable memory keys
Starting audio playback
The audio device must be switched on.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
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3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
USB-audio interface
USB-audio interface*
You can connect audio devices, e.g. an iPod or
a USB device (MP3 player, USB stick) to the
USB-audio interface. They can be operated via
iDrive.
The iPod's menu structure is supported by the
USB-audio interface.
Standard audio formats, e.g. MP3, WMA, WAV
(PCM) and AAC, and playlists in the M3U format
can be played.
To connect the device, use the included
flexible adapter cable to protect the USB
interface and your USB device against physical
damage.<
Due the variety of audio devices on the market,
it cannot be guaranteed that every device will
be operable on the vehicle.
Ask your BMW center about what audio devices
are suitable.
Connecting
Lift up the center armrest.
USB device
To play audio tracks over the vehicle's loudspeaker system, connect the USB device to
port 2.
After the device is connected for the first time,
the information on all tracks (e.g. artist, type of
music) and the playlists are transferred from the
USB device to the vehicle. This procedure may
take some time. The duration depends on the
USB device and the number of tracks.
During transfer, you can select the tracks using
the directories and file names.
After transfer, you can call up the tracks using
the information and playlists.
Information from up to four USB devices or for
about 20,000 tracks can be stored on the vehicle.
1
Connection for audio playback:
TRS connector 1/8"/3.5 mm
2
USB interface
Depending on your vehicle's equipment
version, it may contain a storage pouch
for your audio device. The pouch is located
under the center armrest.<
iPod
To connect the iPod use the BMW cable
adapter for Apple iPod. For more information,
contact the BMW center or go to the Internet:
www.bmw.com
To play audio tracks over the vehicle's loudspeaker system, connect the iPod to ports 1
and 2.
If a fifth USB device is connected and if more
than 20,000 tracks are to be stored, the information on existing tracks may be lost.
Music tracks with integrated Digital
Rights Management (DRM) cannot be
played.<
Starting audio playback
Via iDrive
If the audio device has a device name, the name
is displayed.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller backwards to call up
"Entertainment".
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1. Make your selection, e.g. "Playlists" or "Artists", and press the controller.
Controls
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "AUX" is selected and press the controller.
4. Select "USB" or the name of the audio
device and press the controller.
Displaying information about the track
Any information about the current track that has
been recorded can be displayed, e.g. the name
of the artist.
Driving tips
2. Select a track and press the controller.
Playback begins with the first track.
Via programmable memory keys
You can store the "USB" function on a programmable memory key to start audio playback, refer to page 21.
The information is shown for the current track.
Selecting a track
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You can call up the tracks using the playlists
and information. With USB devices you can also
call up tracks using the file directory. The tracks
can be displayed if they have been stored in the
Latin alphabet.
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2. Select "Details" and press the controller.
Navigation
1. Press the controller during playback.
USB-audio interface
Repeating tracks
1. Select the current track and press the controller.
2. Select "Repeat track" and press the controller.
audio device may become damaged, which
could compromise safety while driving.<
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 every case.
Notes on connecting
> The USB-audio interface acts as the power
supply to the connected audio devices, provided that this is supported by the audio
device. Therefore, do not connect the USB
audio device to the power socket in the
vehicle during operation.
> Do not forcibly connect the plug to the USB
interface.
Stop repeating:
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Repeat track" and press the controller.
> Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB-audio interface.
> Do not connect USB hard disks.
> Do not use the USB-audio interface to
charge external devices.
Random play sequence
You can play the tracks in the selected list in
random order, e.g. all tracks of a single artist.
1. Select the current track and press the controller.
2. Select "Random" and press the controller.
Stop random play:
1. Press the controller.
2. Select "Random" and press the controller.
Fast forward/reverse
Buttons on the steering wheel or CD player:
Press and hold the button for the
corresponding direction.
Notes
Do not expose the audio device to
extreme environmental conditions, e.g.
very high temperatures, refer to the operating
instructions of the audio device. Otherwise the
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Communications
This chapter describes how to use the
telephone, BMW Assist and TeleService.
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Telephoning
Telephoning*
The concept
Your BMW is equipped with a full mobile phone
preparation package. After pairing a suitable
mobile phone with the vehicle once, you can
operate the mobile phone via iDrive, the buttons
on the steering wheel or via voice commands.
Once a mobile phone has been paired with your
vehicle, it is automatically recognized as soon
as it is inside the vehicle while the engine is running or the ignition is switched on. You can
store the pairing data for up to four mobile
phones simultaneously. If several mobile
phones are detected at the same time, the
mobile phone last paired can be operated via
the vehicle.
tracted can endanger vehicle occupants and
other road users.<
Suitable mobile phones
Please ask your BMW center which mobile
phones with Bluetooth interface are supported
by the mobile phone preparation package and/
or which mobile phones are compatible with the
snap-in adapter. By virtue of their particular
software versions, these mobile phones support the functions described in this Owner's
Manual. Malfunctions may occur with other
mobile phones.
Care instructions
Using the telephone inside
the vehicle
Using the snap-in adapter*
The so-called snap-in adapter, a holder for
mobile phones, allows you to charge the mobile
phone's battery and connect the mobile phone
to your vehicle's outside antenna. This ensures
better network reception and consistent reproduction quality. Please contact your
BMW center to find out for which mobile
phones there are snap-in adapters available.
You can find what you need to know about caring for your mobile phone in the separate Caring
for your vehicle brochure and in the mobile
phone Owner's Manual.
Operating options
You can operate the mobile phone* using:
> Buttons on the steering wheel, refer to
page 10
> iDrive, refer to page 191
> Voice commands, refer to page 197
For your safety
A car phone makes life more convenient in
many ways, and can even save lives in an emergency. While you should consult your mobile
phone's separate Owner's Manual for a detailed
description of safety precautions and information, we request that you direct your particular
attention to the following:
Only make entries when the traffic situation allows you to do so. Do not hold the
mobile phone in your hand while you are driving;
use the hands-free system instead. If you do
not observe this precaution, your being dis-
> Programmable memory keys, refer to
page 21
Avoid operating a mobile phone recognized by
the vehicle via the mobile phone's keypad, otherwise malfunctions may result.
Making phone calls with the
BMW Assist system*: BMW Assist
calls
You can use the BMW Assist System via the
hands-free unit for BMW Assist calls.
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endangering the car's occupants and other
road users by being distracted.<
It may not be possible to establish a telephone
connection using the mobile phone while a connection is being established to BMW Assist or
while a call to BMW Assist is already in
progress. If this happens, you must unpair the
mobile phone and the vehicle if you wish to
place a call with the mobile phone.
Switch on ignition
At a glance
When the status information "BMW Assist" or
"BMW Service" is displayed in "Communication", only BMW Assist calls are possible.
2. Switch on ignition without operating the
brake or clutch or pressing the start/stop
button.
Preparation via iDrive
Controls
1. Insert remote control all the way into the
ignition lock.
button to call up the start
The following prerequisites must be met:
> The mobile phone is ready to operate.
> The Bluetooth link is activated in the vehicle, refer to page 191, and in the mobile
phone.
4. Press the controller to open the menu.
5. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
> Depending on the mobile phone, some
default settings may be necessary for the
mobile phone: e.g. using the following
menu items:
> Bluetooth switched on
> Connection without confirmation
> Reconnection
> Depending on the mobile phone type, the
power-saving mode setting, for example,
may result in a paired mobile phone not
being detected by the vehicle.
6. Select "Bluetooth" and press the controller.
Mobility
> For pairing purposes, define any number as
the Bluetooth passkey, e.g. 1. This Bluetooth passkey is no longer required after
pairing has been successful.
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> Compatible mobile phone: the mobile
phone is supported by the full preparation
package mobile phone. You can obtain
information on the Internet at:
www.bmw.com
> The ignition is switched on.
Pair the mobile phone with the vehicle
only when the car is stationary, to avoid
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Pairing the mobile phone with the
vehicle
3. Press the
menu.
Driving tips
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
Start-up
Telephoning
7. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top, select "Phone" and press
the controller.
Preparation via the mobile phone
10. Further steps must be carried out with the
mobile phone and vary depending on the
model. Please refer to your mobile phone's
operating instructions, e.g. under the topics
of Searching for a Bluetooth device, Linking
or Pairing.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle also
appears on the mobile phone display.
11. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
8. Select "Pair new phone" and press the controller.
Pairing
Depending on your mobile phone, you will see
messages, first on the mobile phone display or
on the iDrive, requesting you to enter the same
Bluetooth passkey previously determined by
you.
12. Enter the Bluetooth passkey.
Depending on the mobile phone, you will
have approx. 30 seconds to enter your
Bluetooth passkey on the mobile phone
and the Control Display.
9. Select "Start pairing" and press the controller.
13. Move the highlight marker to the third field
from the top, select "Confirm passkey" and
press the controller.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is displayed.
14. Wait several seconds until the "Communication" menu is displayed.
The next time you use the mobile phone inside
the vehicle, it will be recognized within no more
than 2 minutes as long as the engine is running
or the ignition is switched on.
With some mobile phones it may be necessary to make certain settings for a permanent Bluetooth link, e.g. using the authorization or secure connection menu item, refer to
your mobile phone's operating instructions.<
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If not all phone book entries are displayed:
> Transfer all phone book entries from the
SIM card to the mobile phone, if necessary.
Up to four mobile phones can be paired, one
after the other. If a fifth mobile phone is paired,
the pairing data for the mobile phone whose
pairing data was first stored on the vehicle is
deleted.
2. Repeat steps 9 to 14.
If pairing fails again, contact BMW Customer
Relations.
To call BMW Customer Relations:
Select "Help" and press the controller.
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Checks to perform if pairing is
unsuccessful
> Is the mobile phone supported by the
mobile phone preparation package? You
can obtain information on the Internet at:
www.bmw.com.
> Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and vehicle match? The same Bluetooth passkey must be entered on the
mobile phone's display and via iDrive.
> Did it take you more than 30 seconds to
enter the Bluetooth passkey?
> Only a limited number of devices can be
connected with the mobile phone. If necessary, delete connections with other devices.
Driving tips
> Phone book entries with special characters
may not be displayed.
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1. Select "Restart pairing" and press the controller.
The phone number for BMW Customer Relations and information necessary for pairing
appear on the display. In mobile phones that are
already connected, you can select the BMW
Customer Relations phone number to place the
call.
> Is the mobile phone no longer responding?
Switch the mobile phone off and on or
briefly disconnect the power supply.
Communications Entertainment
As soon as a mobile phone is detected by the
vehicle, the phone book entries stored on the
SIM card or on your mobile phone are transmitted to the vehicle. This data transfer depends
on your mobile phone and can take several minutes; please refer to your mobile phone's operating instructions, if necessary.
Mobile phones with pairing data stored by the
vehicle can be displayed. If several mobile
phones are detected by the vehicle at the same
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List of paired mobile phones
Mobility
To repeat pairing:
Telephoning
time, the mobile phone at the top of the list can
be operated via the vehicle.
Unpairing the mobile phone from the
vehicle
You can change the order of the mobile phones
on the list. As long as a mobile phone from this
list is selected, you cannot operate the mobile
phones via the vehicle.
Should you no longer wish to operate a mobile
phone via the vehicle, you can delete the mobile
phone's pairing data.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Switch off the mobile phone.
1. Press the
menu.
2. Press the
menu.
button to call up the start
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
button to call up the start
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
4. Select "Bluetooth" and press the controller.
5. Select "Bluetooth" and press the controller.
"Bluetooth" is selected.
5. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top, select "Phone" and press
the controller.
6. Select the desired mobile phone and press
the controller.
7. Select "Move device up" and press the controller.
The selected mobile phone moves up one position on the list.
6. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top, select "Phone" and press
the controller.
7. Select the desired mobile phone and press
the controller.
8. Select "Delete device" and press the controller.
The unpaired mobile phone is deleted from the
list.
The phone book entries and the lists of stored
phone numbers are deleted as well.
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To temporarily deactivate the Bluetooth link
between the vehicle and your mobile phone:
1. Press the
menu.
button to call up the start
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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Controls
The use of Bluetooth technology is not
permitted in all countries. Observe all
applicable local regulations. Temporarily deactivate the Bluetooth link between the vehicle
and the mobile phone, if necessary.
If the Bluetooth link is deactivated, you can no
longer operate the mobile phone via the vehicle,
and other devices with a Bluetooth interface
can be used in combination with the mobile
phone, e.g. a laptop.<
6. Select "Bluetooth communication active"
and press the controller to activate or deactivate the link.
The Bluetooth link is activated.
The Bluetooth link is deactivated.
Adjusting volume
Driving tips
Activating/deactivating the Bluetooth
link
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
Turn the knob during a call to select the desired
volume.
5. Move the highlight marker to the second
field from the top, select "Settings" and
press the controller.
This volume for the hands-free system is maintained, even if the other audio sources are set to
minimum volume.
You can also adjust the volume with buttons on
the steering wheel, refer to page 10.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
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4. Select "Bluetooth" and press the controller.
> Accepting/rejecting calls
> dialing phone numbers
> Selecting phone numbers from the phone
book
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You can operate the following functions using
iDrive:
Mobility
Operation via iDrive
Telephoning
> Selecting stored phone numbers, e.g. from
the list of accepted calls
1. Press the
menu.
button to call up the start
> Ending a call
When the ignition and radio readiness are
switched off, e.g. after taking the remote control
out of the ignition switch, you can continue an
ongoing call via the hands-free system for no
more than 25 minutes.
Voice quality
If the person you are talking to is having difficulties understanding you, this may be due to
excessive background noise. The full mobile
phone preparation package can compensate
for these noises to a certain extent. To optimize
voice quality during a call, we recommend that
you:
> Reduce background noise, e.g. by closing
the windows, reducing air flow from the
automatic climate control or by pointing the
open front air vents downward
2. Move the controller forwards to call up
"Communication".
Receiving calls
If you have the phone number of the caller
stored in the phone book and the phone number has been transmitted, the name of the entry
is displayed.
Accepting a call
> Reduce the volume of the hands-free system
press the
Requirements
"Accept" is selected.
Press the controller.
> The mobile phone's pairing data are stored
by the vehicle and the mobile phone is operational.
button on the steering wheel.
Alternatively:
> The engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
> The mobile phone is recognized by the
vehicle.
Calling up communication
Many of the functions described below are controlled using the "Communication" menu.
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
Rejecting a call
Select "Reject" and press the controller.
The caller is diverted to your mailbox if it has
been activated.
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Via programmable memory keys
Dialing phone numbers
You can store phone numbers on the programmable memory keys to call these numbers
directly, refer to page 21.
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller.
At a glance
Calling
Ending a call
button on the steering wheel.
Alternatively:
Driving tips
1. Select the phone number and press the
controller.
To delete the last digit:
Move the controller towards the right to
select the arrow
and press the controller.
4. Select "Dial number" and press the controller.
Alternatively: press the
button on the
steering wheel.
Selecting a phone number from the
phone book or from a list of stored
phone numbers
For your phone number to be displayed to the
person you are talking to, the display of phone
numbers must be enabled by your provider.
Phone numbers you have dialed, received calls
and phone book entries are stored in lists when
the mobile phone is linked to the vehicle via
Bluetooth. If the caller is listed in the phone
book, the name of the entry is displayed instead
of the phone number.
You can select the desired subscriber from the
list and establish the connection.
Mobility
2. "End call" is selected.
Press the controller.
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2. Select "Dial" and press the controller.
3. Enter the desired phone number by selecting the digits individually and pressing the
controller.
Always enter the complete phone number
consisting of national dialing code, area
code, and phone number.
The letters correspond to the numbers on
the keypad of the mobile phone.
Controls
Press the
> "A - Z"
The entries in your mobile phone's phone
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Five lists are available:
Telephoning
book, consisting of names and phone numbers, are sorted alphabetically.
4. Select the desired entry and press the controller.
> "Top 8"
The eight numbers dialed most frequently
from the "A - Z" phone book are automatically stored in the Top 8 list.
> "Redial"
The last eight phone numbers you have
dialed are automatically stored. The last
number dialed is at the top of the list.
> "Missed calls"
The phone numbers of the last eight
rejected calls are stored. This requires the
telephone number of the caller to have been
transmitted.
> "Received calls"
The phone numbers of the last eight
accepted calls are stored. This requires the
telephone number of the caller to have been
transmitted.
Selecting phone numbers from phone
book
The "A - Z" list is available for your phone book
entries. The phone book entries appear on the
Control Display.
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller.
5. Select "Call" and press the controller.
The system dials the number.
If different phone numbers are stored in the
mobile phone under one name, e.g. office and
home, the name is shown once for each phone
number.
You can change a phone number stored in the
phone book, e.g. to call a specific extension:
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller.
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller.
3. Select the desired entry and press the controller.
4. Select "Add digits" and press the controller.
5. Change the phone number.
6. Select "Dial number" and press the controller.
Dialing a stored phone number from a
list
To select an entry and establish a connection:
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller.
3. To limit the number of displayed entries,
select the initial letter of the desired entry
and press the controller.
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Deleting the entire list
2. Select a list and press the controller:
1. Select an entry from the list and press the
controller.
> "Top 8"
> "Redial"
> "Missed calls"
2. Select "Delete all numbers" and press the
controller.
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1. Select "Phone" and press the controller.
If BMW Assist has not been enabled for you,
you can have several service numbers displayed:
> BMW Roadside Assistance* if you need
help in the event of a breakdown
> BMW Service if you wish to schedule a service appointment, for example
4. Select "Call" and press the controller.
The system dials the number.
Deleting an individual entry
1. Select the desired entry from the list and
press the controller.
2. Select "Delete" and press the controller.
The entry is deleted.
> BMW Customer Relations* for information
related to your vehicle
If BMW Assist is enabled, refer to page 201.
You can dial the displayed service numbers if
your mobile phone has been paired with the
vehicle:
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
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BMW Contact*
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3. Select the desired entry and press the controller.
3. If applicable, select "Yes" and press the
controller.
The list is deleted.
Driving tips
Controls
> "Received calls"
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Mobility
2. Move the controller forwards to select
"Communication".
Telephoning
3. Select "BMW Contact" and press the controller.
4. Select "BMW Contact Numbers" and press
the controller.
1. Establish connection.
2. Move the controller backwards until the
bottom field is selected.
3. Select the desired touch-tone character
and press the controller.
Each selection is transmitted immediately
and is confirmed by a tone, depending on
the type of mobile phone you are using.
5. Select one of the following menu items and
press the controller:
> "Roadside Assistance"
> "Customer Relations"
> "Service Request"
6. Select "Call" and press the controller.
Contact will be established.
Dialing phone numbers via touch tones
Touch-tone dialing is required for access to
network services or for controlling devices, e.g.
for remote querying on an answering machine.
This function is available whenever there is a
connection.
Switching between mobile
phone and hands-free system
From mobile phone to hands-free
system*
You can continue ongoing calls outside of the
vehicle's Bluetooth range via the hands-free
system as long as the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on. Depending on your
mobile phone, the system automatically
switches to hands-free mode.
With mobile phones that do not automatically
switch to hands-free mode:
> Depending on the type of mobile phone you
are using, it may be possible to continue the
conversation via the hands-free system.
Refer to the display on your mobile phone
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> Press the
button above the storage
compartment. The changeover can take
several seconds.
Press the
or
From hands-free system to mobile
phone
In dialogs where text is spoken, e.g. a name
rather than a command, canceling is only possible using the button on the steering wheel.
Depending on the type of mobile phone you are
using, it may occur that calls are switched from
the hands-free system to the mobile phone if
reception of the wireless network is poor.
Operation by voice
commands*
The concept
The system recognizes specific commands
that must be pronounced exactly word for word.
You can have the possible commands for any
function read aloud to you:
{Help}
Controls
Having the possible commands read
aloud
Driving tips
Alternatively, you can deactivate the Bluetooth
link.
{Cancel}.
Using alternative commands
Often there is more than a single command to
run a function, e.g.:
{Dial name} or {Name}.
Digits from zero to nine are recognized.
You can say each digit individually or group
them into a sequence to accelerate the input.
You can operate your mobile phone without
having to take a hand off the steering wheel.
During your entries, you will be guided in many
cases by announcements or questions.
The same prerequisites apply as for operation
via iDrive, refer to page 191.
Symbols in the Owner's Manual
{...}Say the specified commands word for
word.
{{...}} Indicates responses of the system.
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If you are making a call via the hands-free system, it may be possible to continue the call via
the mobile phone, depending on your mobile
phone model. Refer to the display on your
mobile phone and/or your mobile phone's operating instructions.
button on the steering wheel
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Ending/canceling operation by voice
commands
Communications Entertainment
and/or your mobile phone's operating
instructions.
Activating the system
1. Briefly press the
wheel.
button on the steering
A sound signal indicates that you can say
commands.
2. Say the command.
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Mobility
Saying commands
Telephoning
Example: dialing phone numbers
Start the dialog:
Press the
button on the steering wheel.
Command
Voice control response
{Dial number}
{{Please say the number}}
e.g. {123 456 7890}
Depending on your equipment version:
{{123 456 7890. Continue?}} or
{{123 456 7890. And next?}}
{Dial}
{{Dialing number}}
Adjusting the volume of the
instructions
You can adjust the volume for the instructions
from the system:
Correcting phone numbers
After the last spoken sequence of digits has
been repeated by the system, you can delete
this sequence of digits.
{Correct number}.
The digits are deleted.
The command {Correct number} can be
repeated as often as you like.
Deleting phone numbers
{Delete}.
All digits entered up to this point are deleted.
Turn the button during an instruction.
Voice phone book
This volume for the instructions is maintained,
even if the other audio sources are set to minimum volume.
The phone book entries can be called up automatically from your mobile phone's memory.
The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.
Selecting an entry
Calling
Dialing phone numbers
1. {Dial number}.
2. Say the phone number.
For telephone calls abroad, say {Plus}
and then the country code.
3. {Dial}.
The connection to the desired subscriber is
established.
The connection to the phone number of the
selected entry is established.
1. {Dial name}.
The dialog for selecting an entry is
opened.
2. Say the name when prompted.
3. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}.
Redialing
The {Redial} command calls up "Redial".
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Important for voice commands
For voice commands, bear in mind the following:
> Avoid ambient noise in the vehicle while
speaking.
Inserting/removing snap-in
adapter
1. Press area 1 around the button and take off
the cover*.
2. Insert the snap-in adapter in the front and
press it downward until it engages.
Inserting mobile phone
1. If applicable, remove the protective cap
from the mobile phone's antenna connector
so that the mobile phone can engage in the
snap-in adapter.
2. With its buttons facing upward, slide the
mobile phone up towards the electrical contact points and press it downward until it
engages.
The mobile phone's battery is charged as soon
as the vehicle is in radio readiness or the steering is unlocked.
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To conserve battery power, you should
avoid using the mobile phone when the
ignition is switched off.<
Navigation
> Keep the doors, windows and glass roof
closed to prevent interference from outside
noise.
Driving tips
Controls
> Pronounce the commands smoothly and at
normal volume, avoiding excessive emphases and pauses.
At a glance
To remove the snap-in adapter:
Press area 1 around the button.
Communications Entertainment
Notes
Telephoning
Removing mobile phone
Press the button.
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Requirements
You can use BMW Assist when the following
requirements are met:
> The installed BMW Assist system is logged
on to a mobile phone network. This network
must be capable of transmitting the services.
> Customer Relations:
For all information related to your vehicle
you can be connected with BMW Customer
Relations.
> TeleService:
Data on your vehicle's service status or
required inspections are transmitted to your
BMW center either automatically before a
service due date or when you request a
BMW service appointment.
> To activate and update BMW Assist, a GPS
signal must be available.
> Remote Door Unlock:
Contact the BMW Assist Response Center
if your remote control or key is not available
and you would like to have the vehicle
unlocked.
> You have subscribed to BMW Assist with
your BMW center or with the BMW Assist
Response Center. Enabling must have
been completed.
> Stolen Vehicle Recovery:
After you report your vehicle stolen with the
police, call the BMW Assist Response Center to determine its position.
> BMW Assist is activated, refer to page 206.
In addition, optional services can be provided to
you, such as the Concierge service or information on directions, traffic or the weather. You
can use Critical Calling to activate a limited
number of calls via the BMW Assist Response
Center, e.g. when you do not have your mobile
phone with you.
Press the SOS button in order to contact the
BMW Assist Response Center, see below.
> To transmit position data, the vehicle must
be able to determine the current position.
Offered services
The following services are available via
BMW Assist:
> Emergency Request, refer to page 236:
When you press the SOS button, a connection is established to the BMW Assist
Response Center. The BMW Assist
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Driving tips
> Enhanced Roadside Assistance:
You can call BMW Roadside Assistance*
should you require help in the event of a
breakdown. If possible, the vehicle data and
position data are transmitted during this
call.
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After your contract has expired, the
BMW Assist system will be deactivated by the
BMW Assist Response Center without you having to visit a BMW center. After the BMW Assist
system has been deactivated, no BMW Assist
service will be available. The BMW Assist system can be reactivated by a BMW center after a
new contract has been signed.
> Automatic Collision Notification:
Under certain conditions, a connection is
established to the BMW Assist Response
Center after a serious accident. If possible,
the BMW Assist Response Center contacts
you and takes further steps to help you.
Communications Entertainment
Many BMW Assist services depend on the individually agreed contract.
Response Center contacts you and takes
further steps to help you.
Mobility
BMW Assist provides you with various services.
For example, the position data of your vehicle
can be transmitted to the BMW Assist
Response Center if an Emergency Request*
has been sent.
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BMW Assist*
BMW Assist
You can also access BMW Assist Concierge
services via the Internet.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
Characteristics of the offered services
The following characteristics apply to the services:
> The services offered are country-specific.
> Voice contact is established or data are
transferred, depending on the equipment
and the country. In some countries, it is
possible to do both.
> The data transmitted can be vehicle data,
for example, your current position or the
Condition Based Service CBS data.
Using services
2. Move the controller forwards to select
"Communication".
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "BMW Assist" is selected and press
the controller.
Contacting the BMW Assist Response
Center
You can contact the BMW Assist Response
Center via the SOS button.
1. Briefly press the cover flap to open.
The arrangement of the switches and indicator lamps varies slightly among vehicle
equipment versions.
4. Select "Roadside Assistance" and press
the controller.
2. Press the button for at least 2 seconds.
The BMW Assist Response Center will connect
you with BMW Roadside Assistance.
Roadside Assistance
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
If the current location can be determined,
the current vehicle position is displayed.
5. Select "Start service" and press the controller.
The BMW Assist Response Center will connect
you with BMW Roadside Assistance.
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Automatic service notification*
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Select "Info sources" and press the controller.
Manual service notification
You can transmit data regarding your vehicle's
service status to your BMW center when you
wish to arrange a service appointment.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Move the controller forwards to select
"Communication".
4. Select "Service Info" and press the controller.
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "BMW Assist" is selected and press
the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Service requirements" is selected and
press the controller.
5. Press the controller.
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4. Select "Service Request"
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1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
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The data on the service status of your vehicle or
on required inspections are transmitted automatically prior to the due date. You can check
when the BMW center was notified.
At a glance
6. Select "Auto Request" and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
TeleService
BMW Assist
6. Select "Start service" and press the controller.
Concierge service*
Contacting BMW Customer Relations
When you call the BMW Assist Concierge, you
can obtain information about, e.g., current
events, gas stations or hotels, as well as receive
the corresponding telephone numbers and
addresses. Many hotels can be booked directly
through the BMW Assist Concierge service.
For all information related to your vehicle you
can call BMW Customer Relations.
Concierge service requires additional enabling
by the BMW Assist Response Center.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
Calling the Concierge
2. Move the controller forwards to select
"Communication".
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "BMW Assist" is selected and press
the controller.
2. Move the controller forwards to select
"Communication".
The service-relevant data are transmitted. Your
BMW center will contact you to arrange a service appointment.
3. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "BMW Assist" is selected and press
the controller.
4. Select "Customer Relations".
4. Select "Concierge" and press the controller.
5. Press the controller.
6. Select "Start service" and press the controller.
The BMW Assist Response Center will connect
you with BMW Customer Relations.
5. Select "Start Service" and press the controller.
The BMW Assist Response Center will connect
you with a BMW Assist Concierge.
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2. Select a menu item:
> Press "Call" to make a telephone call. A prerequisite for this is that your Bluetooth
mobile phone has been paired with the
vehicle.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Enabled services" is selected and
press the controller.
The currently available BMW Assist services are displayed.
6. If necessary, select "Options" and press the
controller.
> Press "Select as destination" to transfer the
address to the navigation system for destination guidance.
Adapting BMW Assist
Navigation
1. Select "Options" and press the controller.
Communications Entertainment
Dialing a phone number or transferring
an address for destination guidance
4. Turn the controller until "BMW Service settings" is selected and press the controller.
Driving tips
Controls
Select a received message, if applicable, and
press the controller.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
At a glance
Displaying transmitted data
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
7. Select "Update services" and press the
controller.
Terminating services*
When you terminate the services, the connection to BMW Assist is deactivated.
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If the services offered by BMW Assist change,
you will be notified. In that event you may
update the service functions.
Mobility
Displaying and updating services
BMW Assist
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "BMW Service settings" is selected and press the controller.
Requirements
> Make sure that the vehicle can determine its
current location. Reception is best when
you have an unobstructed view to the sky.
> Leave vehicle ignition switched on during
the activation process.
Activating
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Enabled services" is selected and
press the controller.
6. Select "Options" and press the controller.
7. Select "Terminate services" and press the
controller.
BMW Assist is blocked from use, and your vehicle's current position will not be transmitted in
case of an Emergency Request*. To unblock
the services, reactivate BMW Assist, see below.
The contractual agreement is not affected by
this.
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
3. Turn the controller until "Settings" is
selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "BMW Service settings" is selected and press the controller.
Reactivate BMW Assist, if necessary, to log on
again.
Activating BMW Assist
BMW Assist must be activated to use the services.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
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At a glance
3. Select "Settings" and press the controller.
Controls
until "Enabled services" is selected and
press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Profile" is selected and press the controller.
Activation takes a few minutes. Progress status
is displayed on the Control Display. If you open
another menu, the activation process continues
in the background.
Displaying vehicle data
When BMW Assist is activated, the license
plate and the vehicle identification number of
your vehicle may be displayed.
1. Open the start menu.
Navigation
Driving tips
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and press
the controller.
Communications Entertainment
6. Select "Enable services" and press the controller.
BMW Assist is activated and data exchange
with the BMW Assist Response Center
begins.
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Mobility
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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Mobility
This section helps you maintain your car's
mobility by supplying important information
on vital topics including fuels and lubricants,
wheels and tires, service, maintenance and
breakdown assistance.
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Refueling
Refueling
Always switch off the engine before refueling, otherwise, fuel cannot be added to
the tank and a message will be displayed.<
Coupe
Take all precautionary measures and
observe all applicable regulations when
handling fuel. Do not carry any spare fuel containers in your vehicle. They can develop a leak
and cause an explosion or cause a fire in the
event of an accident.<
Fuel filler door
1. Remove the cover from the right-hand sidewall of the cargo bay.
Opening
2. Pull the knob with the fuel pump symbol.
The fuel filler door is released.
Convertible
1. Open fuel filler door. To do so, lightly press
the rear edge.
2. Turn the gas cap counterclockwise.
3. Place the gas cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler door.
Closing
Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you clearly
hear a click.
Do not pinch the band attached to the
cap, otherwise the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape. A message will be displayed if the gas cap is loose or
missing.<
Manually releasing the fuel filler door
In the event of a malfunction, you can release
the fuel filler door manually:
1. Loosen the right-hand cargo bay trim panel
by turning the screws by 90°, see arrow.
2. Slightly lift the top section of the panel. It is
not necessary to remove the entire panel.
3. Pull the knob with the fuel pump symbol.
The fuel filler door is released.
Observe the following when refueling
When handling fuels, follow the safety
instructions provided at filling stations,
otherwise there is a risk of personal injury or
property damage.<
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Avoid lifting the filler
nozzle while filling the tank, as that would lead
to
> premature pump shutoff
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Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls below 30 miles/
50 km, otherwise engine functions are not
ensured and damage can occur.<
Fuel specifications
Do not fill the tank with leaded fuel, as this
would cause permanent damage to the
catalytic converter.
Do not fill the tank with E85, i.e. fuel containing
85% ethanol, nor with FlexFuel. Otherwise the
engine and fuel supply system will be damaged.<
The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
driveability, starting and stalling problems
especially under certain environmental conditions such as high ambient temperature and
high altitude.
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 also result in unscheduled maintenance.<
At a glance
Controls
Approx. 16.1 US gallons/61 liters, including the
reserve capacity of 2.1 US gallons/8 liters.
Driving tips
Fuel tank capacity
Navigation
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
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.
Communications Entertainment
Required fuel
Super Premium Gasoline/AKI 91
This gasoline is highly recommended.
However, you may also use gasoline with less
AKI. The minimum AKI Rating is:
> 328i/xi: 87
> 335i/xi: 89.
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rating, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Mobility
Do not use any gasoline below the specified minimum fuel grade. Otherwise the
engine could be damaged.<
Use high-quality brands
Field experience has indicated significant differences in fuel quality: volatility, composition,
additives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale
in the United States and Canada. Fuels containing up to and including 10% ethanol or other
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> reduced efficiency of the fuel-vapor recovery system.
Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressures
Information for your safety
It is not merely the tires' service life, but also
driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving
safety that depend on the condition of the tires
and the maintenance of the specified tire pressure.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
and correct it, if necessary: at least twice a
month and before starting long trips. If you fail
to observe this precaution you may be driving
on tires with incorrect tire pressures, a condition that can not only compromise your vehicle's driving stability, but also lead to tire damage and the risk of an accident. Do not drive
with deflated, i.e. flat tires, except when using
Run-Flat Tires. A flat tire will seriously impair
your vehicle's handling and braking response.
Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead to loss of
control over the vehicle.<
> Load conditions
> Maximum allowable driving speed
Tire inflation pressures for driving up to
100 mph or 160 km/h
For normal driving up to 100 mph or 160 km/h
and to achieve optimum driving comfort, adjust
pressures to the respective tire inflation pressures listed on the following pages in the columns for traveling speeds up to a maximum of
100 mph or 160 km/h.
These tire inflation pressures can also be found
on the driver's-side door post when the driver's
door is open.
Checking pressure
Only check tire inflation pressure when the
tires are cold. This means after a maximum of
1.25 miles/2 km driving or when the vehicle has
been parked for at least 2 hours. When tires are
warm, the tire inflation pressure is higher.
The maximum permissible speed for
these tire pressures is 100 mph or
160 km/h. Do not exceed this speed, otherwise
tire damage and accidents could occur.<
After correcting tire inflation pressures,
always reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor,
refer to page 92.<
Tire inflation pressures for driving
above 100 mph or 160 km/h
Inflation pressure specifications
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
The inflation pressures apply to the tire
sizes approved and tire brands recommended by BMW; a list of these is available
from your BMW center.<
For correct identification of the right tire inflation pressures, observe the following:
In order to drive at maximum speeds in
excess of 100 mph or 160 km/h, adjust
pressures to the respective tire inflation pressures listed on the following pages in the columns for traveling speeds including those
exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/h. Otherwise tire
damage and accidents could occur.<
Observe all national and local maximum speed
limits, otherwise violations of the laws could
occur.
> Tire sizes for your vehicle
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Coupe: tire inflation pressures for the 328i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
32/220
35/240
32/220
39/270
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
36/250
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
35/240
-
35/240
-
36/250
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
33/230
-
32/220
-
33/230
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
38/260
-
35/240
-
38/260
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
32/220
35/240
32/220
35/240
32/220
39/270
225/45 R 17 91 V
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
35/240
32/220
35/240
35/240
42/290
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
38/260
with Sports package:
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
35/240
-
35/240
-
41/280
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
33/230
-
32/220
-
36/250
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
38/260
-
35/240
-
41/280
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35/240
Communications Entertainment
32/220
Mobility
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
225/45 R 17 91 V
Reference
without Sports package:
Driving tips
Controls
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Wheels and tires
Coupe: tire inflation pressures for the 328xi
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
without Sports package:
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
32/220
32/220
32/220
32/220
38/260
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
33/230
32/220
32/220
32/220
38/260
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
33/230
-
32/220
-
38/260
32/220
32/220
32/220
32/220
32/220
38/260
225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
32/220
33/230
33/230
38/260
42/290
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
33/230
33/230
33/230
38/260
42/290
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
33/230
-
38/260
-
with Sports package:
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
33/230
-
38/260
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
35/240
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
33/230
-
35/240
-
41/280
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 247.
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At a glance
Coupe: tire inflation pressures for the 335i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
32/220
32/220
-
-
32/220
32/220
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
35/240
33/230
41/280
32/220
-
33/230
-
-
32/220
-
36/250
32/220
-
36/250
-
35/240
-
35/240
-
39/270
-
32/220
-
33/230
-
35/240
-
32/220
-
36/250
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
36/250
-
33/230
-
36/250
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
39/270
-
36/250
-
39/270
32/220
35/240
32/220
35/240
33/230
41/280
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
35/240
32/220
35/240
36/250
44/300
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
36/250
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
38/260
with Sports package:
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
33/230
-
38/260
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
35/240
-
38/260
-
42/290
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
-
32/220
-
33/230
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
35/240
-
35/240
-
38/260
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
36/250
-
35/240
-
38/260
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
39/270
-
38/260
-
42/290
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Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
35/240
Communications Entertainment
32/220
Mobility
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
Reference
without Sports package:
Driving tips
Controls
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Wheels and tires
Coupe: tire inflation pressures for the 335xi
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
without Sports package:
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S
32/220
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
35/240
32/220
32/220
35/240
32/220
-
-
32/220
32/220
-
35/240
-
-
32/220
-
35/240
35/240
-
35/240
-
38/260
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
35/240
35/240
-
35/240
-
38/260
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
35/240
-
32/220
-
35/240
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S
32/220
35/240
36/250
36/250
39/270
45/310
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
36/250
-
39/270
-
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
41/280
with Sports package:
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
32/220
-
36/250
-
39/270
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
35/240
-
39/270
-
42/290
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
35/240
-
39/270
-
42/290
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
35/240
-
36/250
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
35/240
-
35/240
-
39/270
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 247.
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At a glance
Convertible: tire inflation pressures for the 328i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
32/220
38/260
32/220
36/250
35/240
42/290
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
39/270
32/220
36/250
36/250
44/300
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
33/230
-
33/230
-
39/270
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
39/270
-
36/250
-
42/290
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
39/270
-
33/230
-
39/270
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
36/250
-
32/220
-
36/250
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
44/300
-
36/250
-
44/300
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Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
Navigation
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 W
Communications Entertainment
without Sports package:
Driving tips
Controls
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Wheels and tires
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
with Sports package:
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S
225/50 R 16 92 H M+S
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
32/220
38/260
32/220
36/250
35/240
42/290
225/45 R 17 91 W
32/220
38/260
32/220
39/270
41/280
48/330
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
39/270
33/230
41/280
41/280
48/330
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
33/230
-
36/250
-
42/290
32/220
-
35/240
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
39/270
-
39/270
-
46/320
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
39/270
-
36/250
-
42/290
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
36/250
-
35/240
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
44/300
-
39/270
-
46/320
More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 247.
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Convertible: tire inflation pressures for the 335i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Traveling speeds
up to a max. of
100 mph / 160 km/h
Traveling speeds
including those exceeding
100 mph / 160 km/h
32/220
36/250
35/240
42/290
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
39/270
32/220
36/250
36/250
44/300
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
33/230
-
33/230
-
39/270
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
39/270
-
36/250
-
42/290
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
-
32/220
-
32/220
-
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
39/270
-
33/230
-
39/270
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
36/250
-
35/240
-
36/250
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
44/300
-
38/260
-
44/300
32/220
38/260
32/220
36/250
35/240
42/290
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL
32/220
39/270
33/230
41/280
41/280
48/330
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V
32/220
-
33/230
-
36/250
-
with Sports package:
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V
-
33/230
-
36/250
-
44/300
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W
32/220
-
36/250
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W
-
39/270
-
39/270
-
46/320
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y
32/220
-
32/220
-
35/240
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y
-
39/270
-
36/250
-
42/290
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL
36/250
-
36/250
-
39/270
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL
-
44/300
-
39/270
-
46/320
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38/260
Communications Entertainment
32/220
Mobility
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S
Reference
without Sports package:
Driving tips
Controls
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in
psi/kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Wheels and tires
Tire identification marks
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire
makes it easier to identify and choose the right
tires.
Tire size
225/45 R 17 91 V
e.g.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For example:
Tread wear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Nominal width in mm
Aspect ratio in Ξ
Radial belt construction
Rim diameter in inches
Load rating,
not on ZR tires
Speed code letter, in
front of the R on ZR tires
Tread wear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
Speed code letter
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half (1γ) 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 climate.
Q = up to 100 mph or 160 km/h
T = up to 118 mph or 190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph or 210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph or 240 km/h
W = up to 167 mph or 270 km/h
Y = up to 186 mph or 300 km/h
Tire Identification Number
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of
the US Department of Transportation.
All passenger car tires must conform to
Federal Safety Requirements in addition
to these grades.<
Tread wear
Traction
DOT code:
e.g.
DOT xxxx xxx 0705
Manufacturer's code
for tire make
Tire size and
tire design
Tire age
Tire age
The manufacturing date of tires is contained in
the tire coding: DOT … 3006 means that the
tire was manufactured in week 30 of 2006.
BMW recommends that you replace all tires
after 6 years at most, even if some tires may last
for 10 years.
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 surfaces 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, hydroplaning, 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
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M+S
Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than summer tires.
XL
Designation for specially reinforced tires.
Tire condition
Inspect your tires frequently for tread wear,
signs of damage and for foreign objects lodged
in the tread. Check the tread depth.
Minimum tread depth
The tread depth should not drop below 1/8 in/
3 mm, although, for example, European legislation only specifies a minimum tread depth of
1/16 in/1.6 mm. At tread depths below 1/8 in/
3 mm there is an increased risk of high-speed
hydroplaning, even when only small amounts of
water are present on the road surface.
When winter tires wear down past a tread depth
Please note that low-profile tires cause wheels,
tires and suspension parts to be more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Unusual vibrations encountered during normal
vehicle operation can indicate tire failure or
some other vehicle defect. This can, for example, be caused by driving over curbs. The same
applies to any other abnormal road behavior,
such as pulling severely to the right or left.
In these cases, reduce speed immediately and have wheels and tires thoroughly checked. To do so, drive carefully to the
nearest BMW center or tire shop that works
according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel. If necessary,
have the vehicle towed there.
Otherwise, tire damage can be extremely dangerous for vehicle occupants and other road
users.<
Tire age
For various reasons, such as the development
of brittleness, BMW recommends tire replacement after no more than 6 years, regardless of
the actual wear of the tires.
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Wheel/tire damage
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You will recognize Run-Flat Tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the side
of the tire, refer to page 222.
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RSC – Run-Flat Tires
Wear indicators in the base of the tread groove
are distributed around the tire's circumference;
the letters TWI, for Tread Wear Indicator, on the
tire's sidewalls identify tires that incorporate
these wear indicators. Once the tire tread has
worn down to the wear indicators, the tire has
worn to a depth of 1/16 in/1.6 mm.
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The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.<
of 1/6 in/4 mm, they become perceptibly less
suitable for winter conditions. In the interest of
safety, new tires should be installed.
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heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained 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 B and A
represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum
required by law.
Wheels and tires
The manufacturing date of tires is contained in
the tire coding:
DOT ... 0705 means that the tire was manufactured in week 07 of 2005.
Run-Flat Tires
The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires is a circle
with the letters RSC on the sidewall.
Run-Flat Tires comprise a conditionally selfsupporting tire and a special rim. The reinforcement in the sidewalls ensures that the tire can
continue to be used subject to certain restrictions, even if depressurized.
For information on continuing to drive with a flat
tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire, page 93.
New wheels and tires
Have new wheels and tires installed only
by your BMW center or tire shop that
works according to BMW repair procedures
with correspondingly trained personnel. If this
work is not carried out properly, there is a danger of subsequent damage and related safety
hazards. Make sure that the new wheels are balanced.<
Retreaded tires
BMW recommends that you do not use
retreaded tires, since driving safety may
be impaired. The causes for this include potentially different tire casing structures and often
wide variations in tire age, which can result in a
limited service life.<
Correct wheels and tires
When mounting new tires or changing over
from summer to winter tires and vice versa,
mount Run-Flat Tires for your own safety. In the
event of a flat, no spare wheel is available. Your
BMW center will be glad to advise you.
For safety reasons, BMW recommends
that damaged Run-Flat Tires be replaced
rather than repaired. Otherwise, subsequent
damage cannot be ruled out.<
BMW recommends that you use only
wheel and tire combinations that BMW
has tested and approved for your particular
vehicle. Variations in factors such as manufacturing tolerances mean that even wheels and
tires with identical official size ratings could
actually have different dimensions, which could
lead to body contact and thus to severe accidents. If non-approved wheels and tires are
used, BMW cannot evaluate their suitability,
and therefore cannot guarantee their driving
safety.<
You can inquire about the right wheel/tire combination at your BMW center.
The correct combination of wheels and tires is
also necessary to ensure reliable operation of
various vehicle systems such as ABS, DSC or
RPA.
To maintain good handling and vehicle
response, use only tires of a single brand and
tread configuration. After a tire has been damaged, mount the previous wheel and tire combination again as soon as possible.
Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM electronics
When mounting new tires or changing over
from summer to winter tires, or vice versa, only
use wheels with TPM electronics; otherwise the
Tire Pressure Monitor may not be able to detect
a puncture, refer to page 93. Your BMW center
will be glad to advise you.
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Certain makes of tire are recommended by
BMW for each tire size. They are marked with a
clearly visible BMW designation on the sidewall
of the tire.
Special characteristics of winter tires
Only certain fine-link snow chains have been
tested by BMW, classified as safe for use and
recommended. Consult your BMW center for
more information.
Snow chains must be mounted in pairs and on
the rear wheels only. Observe the manufacturer's instructions when mounting snow
chains. Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph or
50 km/h.
BMW recommends winter tires for use in cold
winter driving conditions. Although all-season
M+S tires provide better winter traction than
summer tires, they generally fail to provide the
same levels of cold-weather performance as
winter tires.
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor if
snow chains are mounted, otherwise the
instrument might issue an incorrect reading.
When driving with snow chains, you may find it
helpful to activate DTC temporarily, refer to
page 90.<
When properly used, these tires meet the highest standards in terms of safety and handling
characteristics.
Pay attention to speed
Always comply with the speed limit for the
winter tires mounted on your car; failure
to do so could result in tire damage and accidents.<
If the car is capable of speeds higher than that
permitted for the winter tires, a label stating the
maximum permitted speed for the mounted
tires must be displayed in your field of view.
Specialist tire dealers and your BMW center
can supply these labels.
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Snow chains*
Driving tips
BMW advises against swapping wheels
between the front and rear axles, even if all tires
have the same size, as this could impair driving
characteristics. If the tires are of mixed sizes,
swapping wheels between the axles is not permissible.
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Storage
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Mobility
Always store wheels and tires in a cool, dry
place with as little exposure to light as possible.
Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
Under the hood
Under the hood
Do not work on the car unless you possess the necessary technical knowledge.
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guidelines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a BMW center or by a workshop that
work according to BMW repair procedures with
correspondingly trained personnel. If this work
is not carried out properly, there is a danger of
subsequent damage and related safety hazards.<
Closing
Close the hood from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm with momentum. It must be clearly heard
to engage.
Hood
Releasing
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear, otherwise injuries may
result.
If you see any signs while driving your vehicle
that the hood is not completely closed, stop at
once and close it securely.<
Pull the lever.
Opening
In order to avoid damage, make sure that
the wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the hood.<
Press the release handle and open the hood.
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Jump-starting connection, refer to
page 237
2
Washer fluid filler neck for headlamp cleaning system and window washer system,
refer to page 65
4
Filler neck for engine oil, refer to Adding
engine oil
Engine oil
The engine oil consumption is dependent on
driving style and driving conditions.
Display in the instrument cluster
Checking oil level
Your car is equipped with an electronic oil-level
monitor.
For a precise measurement and display of the
oil level, it is necessary that the engine be at
operating temperature, i.e. after uninterrupted
driving for at least approx. 6.5 miles/10 km. You
can have the oil level displayed while you are
driving, or while the vehicle is at a standstill on a
level surface and the engine is running.
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol is shown in the display, accompanied by the word "OIL".
2. Press button 2 in the turn indicator lever.
The oil level is checked and the reading displayed.
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Mobility
Expansion tank for coolant, refer to
page 227
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Controls
Important parts of the engine compartment
Under the hood
Possible displays
3. Select "Info sources" and press the controller.
4. Select "Service Info" and press the controller.
5. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the uppermost field. Turn the controller
until "Service requirements" is selected and
press the controller.
1
Oil level OK
2
Oil level is being checked.
This can take about 3 minutes if the car is at
a standstill on a level surface, or about
5 minutes while the car is on the move.
3
Oil level down to minimum:
Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no
more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to
Adding engine oil on page 227.
4
Oil level is too high.
Too much oil will harm the engine.
Have the vehicle checked without
delay.<
5
The oil level sensor is defective.
Do not add engine oil. You can continue
your journey. Note the newly calculated distance remaining to the next oil service, refer
to page 79. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Display via iDrive
iDrive, for operating principle refer to page 16.
1. Press the
button.
This opens the start menu.
6. If necessary, move the highlight marker to
the second field from the top. Turn the controller until "Engine oil level" is selected and
press the controller. The oil level is displayed.
Possible messages
> "Engine oil level O.K."
> "No measurement available: Updating
engine oil level measurement..."
The engine oil level is measured. This can
take about 3 minutes if the car is at a standstill on a level surface and the engine is running, and about 5 minutes while the car is on
the move.
> "Oil level at the minimum! Refill with 1 quart
of engine oil."
Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no
2. Press the controller to open the menu.
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Your BMW center will be glad to answer
any questions regarding BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil or approved synthetic
oils.<
You can also call BMW of North America at
1-800-831-1117 or visit the website
www.bmwusa.com to obtain this information.
Viscosity ratings
Viscosity is a measure of an oil's flow rating and
is categorized in SAE classes.
Do not add 1 US quart/1 liter of engine oil until a
corresponding message is shown on the Control Display.
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km,
otherwise the engine could be damaged.<
Keep oils, greases, etc. out of the reach of
children and comply with the relevant
warnings on the containers. Otherwise, health
hazards may result.<
Oil change
Have oil changed only at your BMW center or at
a workshop that works according to BMW
repair procedures with correspondingly trained
personnel.
Specified engine oils
The quality of the engine oil selected has critical
significance for the operation and service life of
an engine. BMW continuously approves spe-
Selecting the appropriate SAE class depends
on the regional climatic conditions in which you
normally drive your BMW.
Approved oils belong to the 5W-40 and
5W-30 classes.<
These oils can be used for driving at all outside
temperatures.
Coolant
Do not add coolant to the cooling system
when the engine is hot. Escaping coolant
can cause burns.<
Coolant consists of half water and half additive.
Not all commercially available additives are suitable for your BMW. Ask your BMW center for
suitable additives.
Only use suitable additives, otherwise
engine damage may result. Because
additives are harmful to your health, it is important to follow the instructions on the containers.<
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Controls
If BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil is not
available, you can add small quantities of other
synthetic oils in between oil changes. Only use
oils with the API SM specification or higher.
Driving tips
Adding engine oil
Only use approved BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil.
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> "Please observe recalculated service interval for engine oil"
Do not add engine oil. You can continue
your journey. Note the newly calculated distance remaining to the next oil service, refer
to page 79. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Do not use oil additives as these may
cause engine damage.<
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Too much oil will harm the engine.
Have the vehicle checked without
delay.<
Mobility
> "Engine oil level too high"
cific oils after confirming their suitability for use
in its vehicles with extensive testing.
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more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to
Adding engine oil below.
Under the hood
Comply with the appropriate environmental protection regulations when disposing of coolant additives.<
Checking coolant level
1. Do not open the engine hood before the
engine has cooled down.
2. Turn the cap of the expansion tank a little
counterclockwise to allow any accumulated
pressure to escape, then continue turning
to open.
3. The coolant level is correct if it is between
the maximum and minimum marks in the
filler neck, refer also to the diagram next to
the filler neck.
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the reason for the coolant loss eliminated as soon as possible.
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The BMW Maintenance System supports the
preservation of the traffic and operating safety
of your BMW. The objective is to optimize
efforts with respect to minimal vehicle maintenance costs.
If and when you come to sell your BMW, a comprehensive record of servicing will prove a significant benefit.
CBS Condition Based Service
Sensors and special algorithms take the different driving conditions of your BMW into
account. Condition Based Service uses this to
determine the current and future service
requirements. By letting you define a service
and maintenance regimen that reflects your
own individual requirements, the system builds
the basis for trouble-free driving.
On the Control Display, you can have the
remaining times or distances for selected maintenance tasks and any legally prescribed dates
displayed, refer to page 79:
> Engine oil
Make sure that the date is always set correctly, refer to page 82; otherwise the
effectiveness of Condition Based Service CBS
is not assured.<
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models and Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
for additional information on service requirements.
BMW recommends that you have service
and repair operations performed at your
BMW center.
Take the time to ensure that these service procedures are confirmed by entries in your vehicle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models and Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models. These entries
verify that your vehicle has received the specified regular maintenance.<
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Your vehicle continuously stores servicerequirement information in the remote control
while you are driving. Your BMW Service Advisor can read out this data from the remote control unit, and propose an optimized maintenance approach. Whenever you take your car in
for servicing you should therefore hand your
BMW Service Advisor the remote control unit
that you last used.
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Service data in the remote control
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> Brake pads: separately for front and rear
> Vehicle check
> Legally mandated inspections depending
on local regulations
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> Brake fluid
Maintenance
Socket for On-Board
Diagnosis OBD
tain vehicle data may be transmitted or
recorded in order to facilitate the corresponding
services.
Care
Important information on the care and maintenance of your BMW is contained in the Caring
for your vehicle brochure.
Primary components that make up exhaust
emissions can be checked by a device via the
OBD socket.
This socket is located on the driver's side to the
left, on the bottom of the instrument panel
underneath a cover.
Exhaust emission values
The warning lamp lights up:
The exhaust emission values have
worsened. Have the car checked as
soon as possible.
Canadian models display this warning
lamp.
The lamp flashes under certain conditions. This
indicates excessive misfiring in the engine. If
this happens, you should reduce your speed
and visit your nearest BMW center as soon as
possible. Severe engine misfiring can quickly
lead to serious damage of emissions-related
components, especially the catalytic converter.
The warning lamp comes on if the gas
cap is not properly tightened and the
OBD system assumes that fuel vapor
is escaping. If the gas cap is then tightened, the
warning lamp should go out within a few days.
Event data recorders
Your vehicle may be equipped with one or several measuring or diagnostic modules or a
device for recording or sending certain vehicle
data or information. In addition, if you have
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Replacing components
Onboard tool kit
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are against the windshield
before you open the engine compartment.<
Convertible
Wiper blades
Lamps and bulbs
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution to vehicle safety. They should, therefore,
be handled carefully. BMW recommends having your BMW center perform any work that you
do not feel competent to perform yourself or
that is not described here.
Never touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare fingers, as even minute
amounts of contamination will burn into the
bulb's surface and reduce its service life. Use a
clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or hold
the bulb by its base.<
1. Fold up the wiper arm.
2. Remove the cover. To do so, press the hook
on the bottom, see arrow.
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at your BMW center.
Only change bulbs while they are cool to
the touch, otherwise you could suffer
burns.<
When working on electrical systems,
always begin by switching off the consumer in question, otherwise short-circuits
could result. To avoid possible injury or equipment damage when replacing bulbs, observe
any instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.<
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The onboard tool kit is stored in a pouch under
the cargo bay floor panel.
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The onboard tool kit is stored in a compartment
on the right-hand side of the cargo bay.
Remove the cover.
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4. Remove the wiper blade in the direction of
the windshield, see arrow.
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3. Fold the wiper blade upwards.
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Controls
Coupe
Replacing components
For care and maintenance of the headlamps,
please follow the instructions in the separate
Caring for your vehicle brochure.
the catches towards the rear, see arrows,
and pull the cover forward and out.
If the routine for changing a particular
bulb is not described here, please contact
your BMW center or a workshop that works
according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel.<
Light-emitting diodes LED
Light-emitting diodes installed behind translucent lenses serve as the light source for many of
the controls and displays in your vehicle. These
light-emitting diodes, which operate using a
concept similar to that applied in conventional
lasers, are officially designated as Class 1 lightemitting diodes.
Do not remove the covers or expose the
eyes directly to the unfiltered light source
for several hours, otherwise this could cause
irritation to the retina.<
Follow the same steps in reverse order to reattach the cover.
Be careful when installing the cover, otherwise leaks could occur and cause damage to the headlamp system.<
Parking lamps and roadside parking
lamps, daytime running lamps
H8 bulb, 35 watts
1. Remove the cover, refer to Access to the
lamps.
Xenon lamps
These bulbs have a very long service life and are
highly unlikely to fail. If a xenon lamp fails nevertheless, switch on the fog lamps and continue
the journey with great care, provided that local
legislation does not prohibit this.
Have any work on the xenon lamp system,
including bulb replacements, performed
only by a BMW center or a workshop that works
according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel. Otherwise, if
such work is carried out improperly, the high
voltage in the system presents the danger of
fatal injuries.<
2. Turn the bulb approx. 90°, see arrow, and
take it out.
3. Disconnect the plug, change the bulb and
reconnect the plug.
Access to the lamps
4. Insert the bulb and turn it until it stops.
1. Switch off the lamps and take the remote
control out of the ignition lock.
5. Reattach the cover.
2. Remove the upper cover from the headlamp. To do so, use a screwdriver to press
Corner-illuminating lamp*
H3 bulb, 55 watts
1. Switch off the lamps and take the remote
control out of the ignition lock.
2. Remove the cover, refer to Access to the
lamps.
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Roadside parking lamp/tail lamp, LED
If one of the bulbs 2, 5 or 6 malfunctions, please
contact your BMW center or a workshop that
works according to BMW repair procedures
with correspondingly trained personnel.
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3. Push the wire bracket out of the anchor
towards the right and fold it up.
> Brake lamp in the luggage compartment lid:
H21W bulb, 21 watts
4. Disconnect the plug, change the bulb and
reconnect the plug.
5. Insert the bulb.
The tail lamps are divided in two parts. One part
is in the luggage compartment lid, the other is in
the fender.
6. Fold the wire bracket down and engage it.
7. Reattach the cover.
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> Turn signal:
PY21W bulb, 21 watts
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Convertible
Coupe
> Turn signal:
PY21W bulb, 21 watts
> Brake lamp in the luggage compartment lid:
H21W bulb, 21 watts
1
Turn signal
> Other lamps:
W16W bulb, 16 watts
2
Roadside parking lamp/tail lamp, LED
3
Backup lamp
The tail lamps are divided in two parts. One part
is in the luggage compartment lid, the other is in
the fender.
4
Brake lamp, consisting of two individual
bulbs
5
Brake Force Display lamp
6
Roadside parking lamp/tail lamp, LED
If one of the bulbs 2 to 6 malfunctions, please
contact your BMW center or a workshop that
works according to BMW repair procedures
with correspondingly trained personnel.
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Tail lamps
Fender-mounted lamps
2
Roadside parking lamp/tail lamp, LED
3
Backup lamp
4
Brake lamp, consisting of two individual
bulbs
5
Brake Force Display lamp
1. Left-hand side: use a screwdriver to pry off
the cover in the cargo bay and remove the
cover.
Right-hand side: remove the cover from the
right-hand side panel of the cargo bay.
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Replacing components
2. Loosen the bulb holder at the clip, see
arrow, and pull out.
4. Re-engage the bulb holder so that it audibly
clicks into place.
3. Turn signal indicator: apply gentle pressure
to the bulb while turning it to the left for
removal and replacement.
Backup lamps and brake lamps: take out
the bulbs and change them.
4. Re-engage the bulb holder so that it audibly
clicks into place.
5. Reattach the cover in the cargo bay.
5. Reattach the cover in the cargo bay.
License plate lamp and center brake
lamp
These lamps use LED technology for operation.
In the event of a malfunction, please contact
your BMW center or a workshop that works
according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel.
Convertible
1. Turn the screws on the corresponding side,
see arrow, by 90° and remove the cover.
Changing wheels
Your BMW is equipped with Run-Flat Tires as
standard. This removes the need to change a
wheel immediately in the event of a puncture.
For information on continuing to drive with a
damaged tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire on
page 93.
The symbol identifying Run-Flat Tires is a circle
with the letters RSC on the sidewall, refer to
Run-Flat Tires, page 222.
2. While applying light pressure, turn the bulb
holder of the turn signal bulb to the left.
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
When mounting new tires or changing over
from summer to winter tires and vice versa,
mount Run-Flat Tires for your own safety. In the
event of a flat, no spare wheel is available. Your
BMW center will be glad to advise you. Refer
also to New wheels and tires, page 222.
The tools for changing wheels are available as optional accessories from your
BMW center.<
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> Glass roof
It may happen that the roof can only be
raised. The system must be initialized.
Please contact your BMW center.
> Inside rearview mirror with digital compass
The system must be calibrated, refer to
page 112.
Battery care
Charging the battery
Only charge the battery in the vehicle via the
terminals in the engine compartment with the
engine off. Connections, refer to Jump starting
on page 237.
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a substitute of another color or amperage rating, otherwise this could lead to a circuit overload, ultimately resulting in a fire in the vehicle.<
Disposal
Have old batteries disposed of by your
BMW center or hand them in to a recycling center. Maintain the battery in an upright
position for transport and storage. Always
secure the battery against tipping over during
transport.<
Open the cover in the glove compartment and
remove it.
Power failure
Spare fuses and a pair of plastic forceps are set
in holders on the distributor box.
After a temporary power loss, the functioning of
some equipment may be limited and require
reinitialization. Individual settings may likewise
have been lost and will have to be programmed:
At a glance
Fuses
See the rear of the cover for information on fuse
assignment.
> Time and date
These values must be updated, refer to
page 81.
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The battery is 100 % maintenance-free, the
electrolyte will last for the life of the battery
when the vehicle is operated in a temperate climate. Your BMW center will be glad to advise in
all matters concerning the battery.
Communications Entertainment
Vehicle battery
> Seat and mirror memory
The positions must be stored again, refer to
page 50.
Mobility
The jacking points are at the positions shown in
the illustration.
Controls
> Navigation system
Operability must be waited for, refer to
page 132.
Driving tips
> Radio
In some cases, stations may have to be
stored again, refer to page 166.
Reference
Jack mounting points
Giving and receiving assistance
Giving and receiving assistance
Emergency Request*
Conditions for an Emergency Request:
> Equipment version with full preparation
package mobile phone. This equipment
makes it possible to send an Emergency
Request even if no mobile phone is paired
with the vehicle.
> BMW Assist is activated. Activating
BMW Assist, refer to page 206.
> Radio readiness is on.
> The BMW Assist system is logged on to a
mobile phone network.
> The Emergency Request system is operable.
Once your service contract for BMW Assist
expires, the BMW Assist system can be deactivated by a BMW center without you having to
visit a workshop. Once the BMW Assist system
has been deactivated, Emergency Requests
are not possible. The BMW Assist system can
be reactivated by a BMW center after a new
contract has been signed.
Sending an Emergency Request
1. Briefly press the cover flap to open.
BMW Assist Response Center contacts you
and takes further steps to help you. Even if you
are unable to respond, the BMW Assist
Response Center will be able to initiate further
steps to assist you under certain conditions.
If the circumstances allow this, remain in the
vehicle until the connection has been established. You will then be able to provide a
detailed description of the situation.
If the current location of your vehicle can be
determined, it will be transmitted to the BMW
Assist Response Center.
If the LED is flashing but the BMW Assist
Response Center cannot be heard over the
hands-free system, it is possible that the
hands-free system is malfunctioning. You may
still be heard by the BMW Assist Response
Center, however.
Under certain conditions, an Emergency
Request is sent automatically immediately after
a severe accident. This Automatic Collision
Notification is not affected by the button being
pressed.
For technical reasons, the Emergency
Request service cannot be guaranteed
for the most unfavorable conditions.<
Roadside Assistance
The BMW Roadside Assistance is there to
assist you around the clock in the event of a
breakdown, including on weekends and public
holidays.
2. Press the SOS button for at least
2 seconds.
The LED in the button lights up. As soon as the
voice connection to the BMW Assist Response
Center has been established, the LED flashes.
The phone numbers of the Roadside Assistance in your home country can be found in the
Contact brochure.
In vehicles equipped with BMW Assist, you can
establish contact with BMW Roadside Assistance for breakdown assistance directly via
iDrive, refer to page 202.
Once the BMW Assist Response Center has
received your Emergency Request, the
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Coupe
The warning triangle is located on the left-hand
side of the cargo bay. Press the tab to take it
out.
Convertible
The first aid pouch is located in a compartment
under the front passenger's seat.
Jump starting
To open: press the button and fold the cover
down.
To close: fold the cover back up and press it into
the catch.
If the car's own battery is flat, your BMW's
engine can be started by connecting two
jumper cables to another vehicle's battery. You
can also use the same method to help start
another vehicle. Only use jumper cables with
fully-insulated clamp handles.
Do not touch any electrically live parts
when the engine is running, or a fatal accident may occur. Carefully adhere to the following sequence, both to prevent damage to one or
both vehicles, and to guard against possible
personal injuries.<
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The warning triangle is located in a holder in the
luggage compartment lid. Press the tabs to take
it out.
Reference
Convertible
Communications Entertainment
Navigation
The first aid pouch is located on the right-hand
side of the cargo bay in a storage area.
Driving tips
Controls
Some of the articles contained in the first aid
pouch have a limited service life. Therefore,
check the expiration dates of the contents regularly and replace any items in good time, if necessary.
Warning triangle*
At a glance
First aid pouch*
Giving and receiving assistance
Preparation
1. Check whether the battery of the other
vehicle has a voltage of 12 volts and
approximately the same capacitance in Ah.
This information can be found on the battery.
Your BMW has a special nut as body ground
or negative pole.
2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehicle.
3. Switch off any consumers in both vehicles.
There must not be any contact between
the bodies of the two vehicles, otherwise
there is a danger of shorting.<
Connecting jumper cables
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order, so that no sparks which could
cause injury occur.<
Your BMW has a jump-starting connection in
the engine compartment which acts as the battery's positive terminal, refer also to the Engine
compartment overview on page 225. The cap is
marked with +.
1. Pull the cap of the BMW jump-starting connection up to remove.
5. Attach the second terminal clamp of the
minus/– jumper cable to the negative terminal of the battery or to the engine or body
ground of the vehicle to be started.
Starting the engine
1. Start the engine of the donor vehicle and
allow it to run for a few minutes at slightly
increased idle speed.
2. Start the engine on the other vehicle in the
usual way.
If the first start attempt is not successful,
wait a few minutes before another attempt
in order to allow the discharged battery to
recharge.
3. Let the engines run for a few minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables by reversing
the above connecting sequence.
If necessary, have the battery checked and
recharged.
Never use spray fluids to start the
engine.<
2. Attach one terminal clamp of the plus/+
jumper cable to the positive terminal of the
battery or a starting-aid terminal of the vehicle providing assistance.
3. Attach the second terminal clamp of the
plus/+ jumper cable to the positive terminal
of the battery or a starting-aid terminal of
the vehicle to be started.
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the minus/–
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the
battery or to an engine or body ground of
the assisting vehicle.
Tow-starting, towing away
Observe the applicable laws and regulations for tow-starting and towing vehicles.<
Do not transport any passengers other
than the driver in a vehicle that is being
towed.<
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Use only the tow fitting provided with the
vehicle and screw it all the way in. Use the
tow fitting for towing on paved roads only. Avoid
lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g. do not lift
the vehicle by the tow fitting. Otherwise the tow
fitting and the vehicle could be damaged.<
Access to screw thread
Rectangular cover panel in bumper:
Press on the upper edges of the cover panel.
Switch on the hazard warning flashers, depending on local regulations.
Manual transmission
At a glance
Gearshift lever in idle position.
Automatic transmission
Selector lever in position N.
Changing selector lever positions, refer to
page 62.
Do not exceed a towing speed of 45 mph
or 70 km/h and a towing distance of
90 miles/150 km, otherwise the automatic
transmission may be damaged.<
Front
Towing methods
In some countries, it is illegal to tow your vehicle
with a tow bar or tow rope on public highways.
Please familiarize yourself with the relevant
towing regulations for the country in which you
are driving.
With a tow bar
The towing vehicle must not be lighter
than the towed vehicle, otherwise it may
be impossible to maintain control.<
Rear
Controls
Convertible: it is stored in the onboard tool kit
underneath the cargo bay floor, refer to
page 231.
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 angle,
please observe the following:
Driving tips
Coupe: it is stored in the onboard tool kit underneath the cover on the right-hand side of the
cargo bay, refer to page 231.
Power steering assistance is not available when
the engine is not running. Thus, braking and
steering will require increased effort. Active
steering is not active and it will be necessary to
turn the steering wheel further.<
Navigation
The screw-in tow fitting must always be carried
in the car. It can be screwed in at the front or
rear of the BMW.
headlamps, tail lamps, turn signal indicators and
windshield wipers may be unavailable.
Communications Entertainment
Using a tow fitting
Being towed
Make sure that the ignition is switched on,
refer to page 59, otherwise the low-beam
Attach the tow bar to the tow fittings only,
as attaching it to other parts of the vehicle
could result in damage.<
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> The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it is
attached offset.
Mobility
> Clearance and maneuvering capability will
be sharply limited during cornering.
Giving and receiving assistance
With a tow rope
Tow-starting
When starting off in the towing vehicle, make
sure that the tow rope is taut.
Avoid tow-starting the vehicle whenever possible; instead, jump-start the engine, refer to
page 237. Vehicles with a catalytic converter
should only be tow-started when the engine is
cold, vehicles with an automatic transmission
cannot be tow-started at all.
To avoid jerking and the associated
stresses on vehicle components when
towing, always use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Attach the tow rope to the tow fittings only, as
attaching it to other parts of the vehicle could
result in damage.<
With a tow truck: vehicle without xDrive
1. Switch on hazard warning flashers, comply
with local regulations.
2. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 59.
3. Shift into 3rd gear.
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the clutch
depressed and slowly release the clutch.
After the engine starts, immediately
depress the clutch completely again.
5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the tow
bar or rope and switch off the hazard warning flashers.
6. Have the vehicle checked.
Have the BMW transported with a tow truck
with a so-called lift bar or on a flat bed.
Do not tow the vehicle with just the rear axle
raised as this may cause the steering to turn.
With xDrive: do not activate Hill Descent
Control HDC when the vehicle is being
tow-started, page 90.<
Do not lift the vehicle by a tow fitting or
body and chassis parts, otherwise damage may result.<
With a tow truck: vehicle with xDrive
Do not tow a BMW with xDrive with just
the front or rear axle raised, otherwise the
wheels could lock up and the transfer case
could be damaged.<
Have the BMW transported on a flatbed surface
only.
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This chapter contains technical data, short
commands for the voice command system and
an index that will help you find information most
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Technical data
Technical data
Engine data
Coupe
Displacement
328i/xi
335i/xi
cu in/cmμ
182.8/2,996
181.8/2,979
6
6
hp
230
300
Number of cylinders
Maximum power output
at engine speed
Maximum torque
at engine speed
rpm
6,500
5,800
lb ft/Nm
200/270
300/407
rpm
2,750 1,400 - 5,000
Convertible
Displacement
cu in/cmμ
328i
335i
182.8/2,996
181.8/2,979
6
6
Number of cylinders
Maximum power output
at engine speed
Maximum torque
at engine speed
hp
230
300
rpm
6,500
5,800
lb ft/Nm
200/270
300/407
rpm
2,750 1,400 - 5,000
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Dimensions
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Controls
Coupe
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All dimensions given in inches/mm.
Smallest turning circle diam.: 36 ft 1 in/11.0 m, with xDrive: 38 ft 9 in/11.8 m.
335i/xi: height approx. 4 ft 6 in/1,375 mm
Technical data
Convertible
All dimensions given in inches/mm.
Smallest turning circle diam.: 36 ft 1 in/11.0 m.
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328i
328xi
335i
335xi
At a glance
Weights
Approved gross weight
> with manual transmission
lbs/kg 4,277/1,940 4,508/2,045 4,497/2,040 4,685/2,125
> with automatic transmission
lbs/kg 4,343/1,970 4,552/2,065 4,508/2,045 4,696/2,130
Load
lbs/kg
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
926/420
926/420
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg 2,293/1,040 2,326/1,055 2,348/1,065 2,381/1,080
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
165/75
165/75
165/75
165/75
Cargo bay capacity
cu ft/l
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.2/430
15.2/430
2,061/935 2,260/1,025
926/420
926/420
2,172/985 2,326/1,055
Convertible
328i
335i
Curb weight
> with manual transmission
lbs/kg
3,792/1,720
3,946/1,790
> with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
3,858/1,750
3,957/1,795
> with manual transmission
lbs/kg
4,674/2,120
4,828/2,190
> with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
4,740/2,150
4,839/2,195
Load
lbs/kg
882/400
882/400
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,105/955
2,205/1,000
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,646/1,200
2,646/1,200
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
-
-
Cargo bay capacity
cu ft/l
Approved gross weight
7.4 - 12.4/210 - 350 7.4 - 12.4/210 - 350
Driving tips
lbs/kg 3,417/1,550 3,627/1,645 3,582/1,625 3,770/1,710
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lbs/kg 3,351/1,520 3,582/1,625 3,571/1,620 3,759/1,705
> with automatic transmission
Communications Entertainment
> with manual transmission
Controls
Curb weight
Notes
Fuel tank
US gal/liters
approx. 16.1/61
including reserve of
US gal/liters
approx. 2.1/8.0
US quarts/liters
approx. 6.3/6.0
including headlamp washers
For more details: page 65
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Window washer system
Fuel grade: page 211
Mobility
Capacities
Short commands for the voice command system
Short commands for the voice command
system*
With short commands you can carry out certain
functions directly, regardless of which menu
item is selected. Here are the important short
commands for the voice command system.
Assistance window
Function
Command
To open assistance window 20
{Assistance window}
To select display in the assistance window 20
{Assistance window map facing north},
{Assistance window map direction of travel},
{Assistance window arrow display},
{Assistance window perspective},
{Assistance window current position},
{Assistance window trip computer} or
{Assistance window onboard info}
To change the scale in the assistance
window 149
{Assistance window scale ... feet} or
{Assistance window scale ... miles}
Communication
Function
Command
To open phone 193
{Phone}
To dial phone number 193
{Dial number}
To display phone book 193
{A to Z}
To select from phone book 193
{Call ...} or
{Dial name}
To display "Top 8" 193
{Top 8}
Redialing 193
{Redial}
To display "Received calls" 193
{Received calls}
To display "Missed calls" 193
{Missed calls}
To display "Bluetooth" 187
{Bluetooth}
To open BMW Assist 206
{BMW Assist}
To open "BMW Service" services 202
{BMW Service}
To open "BMW Contact" 195
{BMW Contact}
To open "BMW Contact Numbers" 195
{BMW Contact numbers}
To open "Roadside Assistance" 202
{Roadside Assistance}
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To open "Enter address" 134
{Enter address}
To open "New destination" 134
{New destination}
To display "Input map" 139
{Input map}
To open "Information" 140
{Info menu}
To display address book 142
{Address book} or
{From address book}
To display destination list 141
{Destination list}
To switch on destination guidance 147
{Start guidance}
To switch off destination guidance 147
{Stop guidance}
To display route criteria 145
{Route preference}
To switch on voice instructions 150
{Navigation info on}
At a glance
Driving tips
{Current position}
To switch off voice instructions 150
{Navigation info off}
To repeat voice instructions 151
{Repeat navigation info}
To show arrow display 148
{Arrow display}
To display map 149
{Map}, {Map facing north},
{Map direction of travel} or
{Perspective}
To open route 136, 151
{Route menu}
To open "New route" 151
{New route}
To change scale 149
{Scale ... miles} or
{Scale ... feet}
To display towns/cities and streets along the
route 150
{Route list}
Function
Command
To open "Car Data" 76
{Car Data}
To display computer 76
{Onboard info}
To display trip computer 77
{Trip computer}
To open speed limit 85
{Limit}
To open stopwatch 86
{Stopwatch}
To activate road-speed limit 85
{Limit on}
To deactivate road-speed limit 85
{Limit off}
Mobility
Onboard info
Navigation
To display current position 155
Communications Entertainment
Command
{Navigation}
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Function
To open navigation 140
Controls
Navigation
Short commands for the voice command system
Entertainment
Function
Command
Tone control 161
{Audio}
To switch on radio 164
{Radio on},
{FM} or
{AM}
To open "FM" 164
{FM menu}
To open "AM" 164
{AM menu}
To open "All stations" 164
{FM All stations}
To select radio station 164
{Station} e.g. {Station WNYC} or
{Choose station}
To open "Presets" 164
{FM presets} or
{AM presets}
To open "Manual" 165
{FM manual} or
{AM manual} or
{Choose frequency},
{Frequency ... Megahertz}
To select preset radio station 166
{Preset ...}
e.g. {Preset 1}
To open strongest radio stations 165
{AM Autostore}
To open "SAT" 171
{SAT radio menu}
To switch on satellite radio 171
{SAT radio}
To open "Presets" of the satellite radio 172
{SAT radio presets}
To open "All channels" of the satellite radio 171 {SAT radio all channels}
To open "Categories" of the satellite radio 171
{SAT radio categories}
To open CD player 173
{CD menu}
To switch on CD player 173
{CD}
To open CD changer 173
{CD changer menu}
To switch on CD changer 173
{CD changer}
To select a CD in the CD changer 173
{CD 1...6}
To select track 174
{CD track ...}
To select a CD and track in the CD changer 174 {CD 1...6 track ...}
To select track 174
{Track ...}
To open DVD 173
{DVD player menu}
To switch on DVD 173
{DVD player}
To select music track on DVD 174
{DVD track ...}
To start sound output for external audio
device 179
{Audio Aux on}
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Climate
Function
Command
To open "Vent settings" 105
{Vent settings}
To open "Automatic programs" 106
{Automatic programs}
To open the menu
{Settings menu}
"Display off" 21
{Display off}
To open "Info sources"
{Info sources}
To open "Settings"
{Settings}
To open "Door locks" 29, 32
{Door locks}
To open "Steering wheel buttons" 54
{Steering wheel buttons}
To open "Lighting" 64
{Lighting}
To open "BMW Service" 202
{BMW Service}
Driving tips
Command
{Service requirements}
{Service}
To display "Check Control messages" 83
{Check Control messages}
To set brightness of Control Display 86
{Brightness}
To open "Units" 74
{Units}
{Languages}
{Time}
To open "Date" 83
{Date}
To open "PDC" 88
{PDC}
To open "FTM" 92
{FTM}
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To open "Language" 86, 150
To open "Time" 81
Communications Entertainment
To open "Service requirements" 80, 201
To open "Service" 80, 201
Navigation
Function
Controls
Menu
Everything from A-Z
Everything from A-Z
Index
"..." Identifies Control Display
texts used to select
individual functions and
refers you to the page where
these texts can be found.
A
ABS Antilock Brake
System 89
ACC, refer to Active cruise
control 67
Accident, refer to Sending an
Emergency Request 236
Activated-charcoal filter for
automatic climate
control 108
"Activation time" 109
Active cruise control 67
– indicator lamps 70
– malfunction 71
– selecting distance 69
– sensor 71
Active steering 96
– warning lamp 96
Adaptive Head Light 101
"Add digits" for mobile
phone 194
Additives
– coolant 227
"Address book" in
navigation 142
Address for navigation
– deleting 144
– entering 134, 142
– selecting 143
– storing 142
– storing current position 143
"Add to destination
list" 137, 139
Adjusting temperature inside
the car, refer to Automatic
climate control 105
Adjusting the thigh support 46
Adjusting the tone during
audio operation, refer to
Tone control 161
Airbags 97
– indicator/warning lamp 98
– sitting safely 45
Air conditioning mode
– automatic climate
control 105
– ventilation 107
Air distribution
– automatic 106
– individual 105
Air flow rate 106
Airing, refer to Ventilation 107
Air pressure, refer to Tire
inflation pressure 212
Air recirculation, refer to
Recirculated-air mode 106
"Air recirculation on / off" 54
Air supply
– automatic climate
control 105
– ventilation 107
Air vents 104
AKI, refer to Fuel
specifications 211
Alarm system 35
– avoiding unintentional
alarms 36
– interior motion sensor 36
– switching off an alarm 35
– tilt alarm sensor 36
"All channels" for satellite
radio 171
All-season tires, refer to
Winter tires 223
"All stations", displaying with
the radio 164
All-wheel drive, refer to
xDrive 90
"AM", waveband 160, 164
Ambient air, refer to
Recirculated-air mode 106
Antenna for mobile phone 186
Antifreeze
– coolant 227
– washer fluid 65
Anti-theft alarm system, refer
to Alarm system 35
Anti-theft system 29
Approved axle loads, refer to
Weights 247
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to Weights 247
Armrest, refer to Center
armrest 114
Arrival time, refer to
Computer 76
Arrival time, refer to Starting
destination guidance 147
Arrow display for
navigation 148
"Arrow display" in
navigation 148
Ashtray
– front 116
– rear 116
Assistance systems, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 89
Assistance window 20
– refer to iDrive 20
AUC Automatic recirculatedair control 106
"Audio" 163, 167
Audio 160
– controls 160
– switching on/off 160
– tone control 161
– volume 161
"Audio", refer to Tone
control 161
Audio device, external 114
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Controls
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Navigation
Backrest contour, refer to
Lumbar support 47
Backrests, refer to Seat
adjustment 46
Backrest width adjustment 47
Back seats
– refer to Rear seats 48
Backup lamps
– replacing bulb 233
Backup lamps, refer to Tail
lamps 233
Bag holder 118
Balance, tone control 161
Band-aids, refer to First-aid
pouch 237
Bar, refer to Towing
methods 239
Base plate for telephone or
mobile phone
– refer to Snap-in adapter in
the center armrest storage
compartment 114
Bass, tone control 161
Bass sounds, refer to Treble
and bass 161
Battery 235
– charging 235
– disposal 38, 235
– jump starting 237
– remote control 28
– temporary power failure 235
Battery renewal
– remote control 38
– remote control for vehicle 38
Being towed 239
Belt hand-over 52
– pinch protection system 52
Belts, refer to Safety belts 51
Communications Entertainment
B
Belt tensioner, refer to Safety
belts 51
Beverage holders, refer to
Cup holders 115
Blinds, refer to Roller sun
blinds 113
Blower, refer to Air flow
rate 106
Bluetooth, refer to separate
Owner's Manual
"BMW Assist" 202, 203, 204
BMW Assist
– activating 206
– Concierge service 204
– contacting BMW Customer
Relations 204
– Roadside Assistance 202
– services offered 201
– TeleService 203
"BMW Contact" 196
"BMW Contact
Numbers" 196
BMW Homepage 4
BMW Maintenance
System 229
"BMW Service settings" 207
BMW webpage 4
Bottle holders, refer to Cup
holders 115
Brake assist, refer to Dynamic
Brake Control DBC 89
Brake fluid, refer to Service
requirements 79
Brake Force Display 96
Brake lamps
– replacing bulb 233
– two-stage 96
Brake pads 124
– breaking in 124
Brake rotors 126
– brakes 124
– breaking in 124
Brakes
– ABS 89
– BMW Maintenance
System 229
– breaking in 124
– parking brake 60
– service requirements 79
Mobility
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 36
"Avoid tollroads" in
navigation 145
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 247
"A - Z" 193, 194
Reference
Automatic
– air distribution 106
– air flow rate 106
– cruise control 66, 67
– headlamp control 100
– service notification 203
– storing of stations 165
Automatic climate control 104
– automatic air
distribution 106
– settings via iDrive 105
Automatic curb monitor 53
"Automatic programs" with
automatic climate
control 106
Automatic recirculated-air
control AUC 106
Automatic station search 165
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 61
– interlock 61, 62
– overriding selector lever
lock 63
– shiftlock, refer to Changing
selector lever position 62
– sport program 62
– towing 238
– tow-starting 238
"Automatic ventilation" 108
AUTO program for automatic
climate control 106
"Auto Request" 203
"Autostore"
– on the radio 166
"AUX" 160, 179, 181
– AUX-In port 179
– USB-audio interface 180
AUX-IN
– port 114
AUX-In port 179
Average fuel consumption 76
– setting the units 78
Average speed 76
"Avoid ferries" in
navigation 145
"Avoid highways" in
navigation 145
Avoid highways in
navigation 145
Everything from A-Z
Brakes, refer to Braking
safely 126
Brake system 124
– BMW Maintenance
System 229
– breaking in 124
– disc brakes 126
Breakdown services, refer to
Roadside Assistance 236
Breaking in the clutch 124
Breaking in the differential,
refer to Engine and
differential 124
Break-in period 124
Brightness of the Control
Display 86
"Brightness" on the Control
Display 86
Bulb changing, refer to Lamps
and bulbs 231
Button for starting the engine,
refer to Start/stop button 59
Buttons on the steering
wheel 11
C
California Proposition 65
warning 6
"Call" 194, 205
Call
– accepting 192
– displaying accepted 194
– ending 193
– missed 194
– starting 193
Calling
– from phone book 193
– from Top 8 list 194
– redialing 194
Can holders, refer to Cup
holders 115
Capacities 247
Capacity of the cargo bay 247
Car battery, refer to Vehicle
battery 235
Car care, refer to Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Car-care products, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
"Car Data" 76
Care, refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Cargo, securing 128
Cargo bay
– capacity 247
– convenient access 37
– folding up the floor
panel 119
– lamp, refer to Interior
lamps 103
– opening from inside 33
– opening from outside 33
Cargo loading
– securing cargo 128
– stowing cargo 127
– vehicle 127
Caring for artificial leather,
refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Caring for leather, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Caring for plastic, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Caring for the carpet, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Caring for the vehicle finish,
refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Car jack
– jacking points 235
Car key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 28
Car phone 186
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 114
– refer to Mobile phone 186
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Car radio, refer to Radio 164
Car wash 126
– also refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
– with convenient access 37
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 125
"Categories" for satellite
radio 171
CBS Condition Based
Service 229
"CD" 160, 173
CD changer 173
– compressed audio files 173
– controls 160
– fast forward/reverse 177
– installation location 177
– playing a track 175
– random order 176
– repeating a track 176
– selecting a CD 173
– selecting a track 174
– switching on/off 160
– tone control 161
– volume 161
CD player 173
– compressed audio files 173
– controls 160
– fast forward/reverse 177
– playing a track 175
– random order 176
– repeating a track 176
– selecting a track 174
– switching on/off 160
– tone control 161
– volume 161
Center armrest 114
Center brake lamp
– replacing bulb 234
Center console, refer to
Around the center
console 14
"Central locking" 30
Central locking
– from inside 32
– from outside 29
Central locking system 29
– convenient access 36
– hotel function 34
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Convenient loading in
convertible 31
Convenient operation
– glass roof 30
– glass roof with convenient
access 37
– retractable hardtop 30
– windows 30
– windows with convenient
access 37
Convertible
– bag holder 118
– convenient loading 31
– enlarging cargo bay 117
– folding down rear
backrest 118
– retractable hardtop 41
– rollover protection
system 98
– securing cargo 128
– stowing cargo 127
Coolant 227
– checking level 228
Coolant temperature 75
Cooling, maximum 106
Cooling fluid, refer to
Coolant 227
Cooling system, refer to
Coolant 227
Copyright 2
Corner-illuminating lamps,
refer to Adaptive Head
Light 101
Cornering lamps, refer to
Adaptive Head Light 101
Correct tires 222
Courtesy lamps, refer to
Interior lamps 103
Cross-hairs in navigation 139
Cruise control 66
– active 67
– malfunction 67
Cruising range 75
Cup holders 115
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 247
"Current position" 155
Mobility
Compact disc, refer to
– CD changer 173
– CD player 173
Compartment for remote
control, refer to Ignition
lock 59
Compass 112
Computer 75
– displays on Control
Display 76
– hour signal 82
Computer, refer to iDrive 16
"Concert hall" for Tone
control 162
"Concierge" 204
Concierge service 204
Condensation, refer to When
the vehicle is parked 126
Condition Based Service
CBS 229
Configuring settings, refer to
Personal Profile 28
Confirmation signals for
locking/unlocking the
vehicle 31
Connecting vacuum cleaner,
refer to Connecting
electrical appliances 116
Consumption, refer to
Average consumption 76
Consumption display
– average consumption 76
"Continue guidance to
destination?" 148
Control Center, refer to
iDrive 16
Control Display
– brightness 86
– changing the language 86
– switching off/on 21
Control Display, refer to
iDrive 16
Controller, refer to iDrive 16
Controls and displays 10
Control unit, refer to iDrive 16
Convenient access 36
– replacing the battery 38
– what to observe before
entering a car wash 37
Reference
Changes, technical, refer to
For your own safety 5
Changing bulbs, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 231
Changing the language on the
Control Display 86
Changing the measurement
units on the Control
Display 78
Changing wheels 234
Chassis number, refer to
Engine compartment 225
Check Control 83
"Check Control
messages" 85
Child-restraint fixing system
LATCH 57
Child-restraint systems 56
Child seats, refer to
Transporting children
safely 56
Chrome parts, care, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Cigarette lighter, refer to
Lighter 116
Cleaning, refer to Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Cleaning headlamps 65
– washer fluid 65
"Climate" 105
Clock 74
– 12h/24h mode 82
– setting time 81
Closing
– from inside 32
– from outside 29
Clothes hooks 115
Cockpit 10
Cold start, refer to Starting the
engine 60
Combined instrument, refer to
Instrument cluster 12
Comfort access, refer to
Convenient access 36
Comfort area, refer to Around
the center console 14
"Communication" 192, 202, 2
03, 204
Everything from A-Z
Current position
– displaying 155
– entering 143
– storing 143
"Customer
Relations" 196, 204
D
Dashboard, refer to
Cockpit 10
Dashboard, refer to
Instrument cluster 12
Dashboard lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 103
Data, technical 244
– dimensions 245
– engine 244
– weights 247
"Date" 83
Date
– setting 83
– setting format 83
"Date format" 83
"Daytime running lamps" 101
Daytime running lamps 101
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 89
"Deactivated" 51
Deactivating front passenger
airbags 97
Deadlocking, refer to
Locking 30
Decommissioning the vehicle,
refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Defect
– door lock 32
– fuel filler door 210
– glass roof 40
"Delete address book" in
navigation 144
"Delete all numbers" on the
mobile phone 195
"Delete data" in
navigation 144
"Delete" for mobile
phone 195
Destination address
– deleting 144
– entering 134, 138
Destination for navigation
– destination list 141
– entry 134
– home address 144
– manual entry 134, 138
– selecting from address
book 143
– selecting using
information 140
– selecting via language 138
– selecting via map 139
– storing 142
Destination guidance 147
– canceling voice
instructions 55
– changing specified
route 145
– displaying route 148
– distance and arrival 147
– starting 147
– terminating/continuing 147
– voice instructions 150
– volume of voice
instructions 151
Destination list for navigation
system 141
Destinations recently driven
to 141
"Details" for audio mode 181
"Dial" for mobile phone 193
"Dial number" 193
Digital clock 74
Digital compass 112
Digital radio, refer to High
Definition Radio 167
Dimensions 245
Directional indicators, refer to
Turn signals 63
Direction instructions, refer to
Voice instructions 150
Directory for navigation, refer
to Address book 142
Displacement, refer to Engine
data 244
Display, refer to iDrive
controls 16
Display lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 103
"Display off" 21
Displays
– on the Control Display 16
Displays, refer to Instrument
cluster 12
Displays and controls 10
Disposal
– coolant 227
– remote control battery 38
– vehicle battery 235
Distance control, refer to
Active cruise control 67
Distance remaining to service,
refer to Service
requirements 79
"Distance to dest." 77
Distance warning, refer to
PDC Park Distance
Control 88
Door key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 28
Door lock 32
"Door locks" 30, 31, 32, 80
Doors, emergency
operation 32
DOT Quality Grades 220
Draft-free ventilation 108
Drinks holders, refer to Cup
holders 115
Drive-off assistance, refer to
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 89
Drive-off assistant 91
Driving around a traffic
congestion 154
Driving lamps, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 100
Driving notes 124
Driving off on hills, refer to
Drive-off assistant 91
Driving route, refer to
Displaying route 148
Driving stability control
systems 89
Driving through water 126
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Fader, tone control 161
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 83
Failure of an electrical
consumer 235
False alarm
– avoiding unintentional
alarm 36
– switching off an alarm 35
Fastening safety belts, refer to
Safety belts 51
Fastest route for
navigation 145
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EBV Electronic brake-force
distribution 89
Eject button, refer to Buttons
on the CD player 160
Electrical malfunction
– door lock 32
– driver's door 32
– fuel filler door 210
– glass roof 40
– luggage compartment lid 33
Electric seat adjustment 46
Electric steering wheel lock
– with convenient access 37
Electronic oil level check 225
Emergency actuation,
automatic transmission,
refer to Overriding selector
lever lock 63
Emergency operation
– fuel filler door, manual
release 210
Emergency operation, refer to
Closing manually
– glass roof 40
Entering an intersection 136
Entering a street 136
"Entertainment" 160
Entry lamps, refer to Interior
lamps 103
"Equalizer", refer to Tone
control 163
Equalizer, refer to Tone
control 162
Error messages, refer to
Check Control 83
"ESN" 170
ESP Electronic Stability
Program, refer to DSC
Dynamic Stability
Control 89
Event data recorders 230
Exhaust system, refer to Hot
exhaust system 125
Exterior mirrors 52
– adjusting 52
– automatic dimming
feature 53
– automatic heating 53
– folding in and out 52
External audio device 114
External audio device, refer to
AUX-In port 179
Eyes
– for tow-starting and towing
away 239
– for tying down loads 128
Mobility
E
Emergency operation, refer to
Manual operation
– door lock 32
Emergency release
– luggage compartment lid
from inside 34
Emergency Request 236
Emergency services, refer to
Roadside Assistance 236
"Enabled services" 206
"Enable services" 207
"End call" 193
Energy, saving
– saving fuel 124
Engine
– breaking in 124
– data 244
– overheated, refer to Coolant
temperature 75
– speed 244
– starting 60
– starting, convenient
access 36
– switching off 60
Engine compartment 225
Engine coolant, refer to
Coolant 227
Engine oil
– adding 227
– BMW Maintenance
System 229
– capacity 247
– checking level 225
– intervals between changes,
refer to Service
requirements 79
"Engine oil level" 226
Engine output, refer to Engine
data 244
Engine speed, refer to Engine
data 244
Engine starting, refer to
Starting the engine 60
"Enter address" 135
Entering a destination 135
Entering a destination
country 135
Entering a house number or
intersection 137
Reference
Driving tips, refer to Driving
notes 124
Dry air, refer to Cooling
function 107
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 89
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 90
– indicator/warning lamp 90
DVD for navigation 132
Dynamic Brake Control
DBC 89
"Dynamic route" in
navigation 145
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC
– indicator/warning lamp 90
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC
– indicator/warning lamp 90
Everything from A-Z
Fast forward
– CD changer 177
– CD player 177
"Fast route" in navigation 145
Filter
– refer to Microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 108
Fine wood, refer to Caring for
your vehicle brochure
First aid pouch 237
Fixture for remote control,
refer to Ignition lock 59
Flashlight, refer to LED hand
lamp 114
Flash when locking/
unlocking 31
Flat tire
– Run-Flat Tires 222
– Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 93
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 92
– indicating a flat tire 93
– indicator/warning lamp 93
– initializing the system 92
– malfunction 93
– snow chains 92, 223
– system limits 92
Flat tires, refer to Tire
condition 221
Floor mats, carpets, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Fluid reservoir, refer to
Washer fluid reservoir 65
"FM", waveband 160, 164
FM, waveband 164
Fog lamps 102
– indicator lamp 13, 102
Folding in the mirrors, before
driving into a car wash 52
Folding up the floor panel 119
Footbrake, refer to Braking
safely 126
Footwell lamps, refer to
Interior lamps 103
For your own safety 5
Four-wheel drive, refer to
xDrive 90
Frequency, selecting
manually 165
Front airbags 97
FTM, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 92
Fuel 211
– average consumption 76
– gauge 75
– high-quality brands 211
– quality 211
– specifications 211
– tank contents, refer to
Capacities 247
Fuel clock, refer to Fuel
gauge 75
Fuel display, refer to Fuel
gauge 75
Fuel filler door 210
– releasing in the event of
electrical malfunction 210
Fuses 235
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Integrated universal remote
control 110
Gasoline
– refer to Average
consumption 76
Gasoline, refer to Required
fuel 211
Gasoline display, refer to Fuel
gauge 75
Gear indicator, automatic
transmission with
Steptronic 61
Gearshift lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
– manual transmission 61
Gearshifts
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
– manual transmission 61
General driving notes 125
Glass roof, electric 39
– closing after electrical
malfunction 40
– convenient operation 30, 32
– initializing 40
– opening, closing 39
– operation with convenient
access 37
– pinch protection system 40
– power failure 40
– raising 39
– remote control 30
Glove compartment 113
– LED hand lamp 114
GPS navigation, refer to
Navigation system 132
Grills 104
Gross vehicle weight, refer to
Weights 247
H
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 60
Hand lamp, refer to LED hand
lamp 114
Hands-free system 14
Hazard warning flashers 14
HDC Hill Descent Control 90
"HD radio" 167
HD radio, refer to High
Definition Radio 167
Head airbags 97
Headlamp control,
automatic 100
Headlamp flasher 63
– indicator lamp 11, 13
Headlamps
– care, refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Head restraints 47
– front, removing 48
– rear, removing 48
– sitting safely 45
Heated
– mirrors 53
– rear window 107
– seats 49
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IBOC, refer to High Definition
Radio 167
Ice warning, refer to Outside
temperature
warning 74
ID3 tag, refer to Information
about the track 175
Identification marks
– Run-Flat Tires 222
– tire coding 220
iDrive 16
– adjusting brightness 86
– assistance window 20
– automatic climate
control 105
– changing language 86
– changing units of measure
and display format 78
– confirming selection or
entry 19
– controls 16
– displays, menus 17
– menu guidance 17
– operating principle 16
– overview 16
– selecting a menu item 19
– setting the date and time 81
– start menu 17
– status information 20
– switching menu pages 19
– symbols 18
iDrive operating principle 16
Ignition 59
– switched off 59
– switched on 59
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 28
Ignition key position 1, refer to
Radio readiness 59
Ignition key position 2, refer to
Ignition on 59
Ignition lock 59
i menu 18
Imprint 2
Indicator and warning
lamps 13
– Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 95
Individual air distribution 105
Inflation pressure, refer to Tire
inflation pressure 212
Inflation pressure monitoring,
refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor TPM 93
Information
– on another location 140
– on country 140
– on current position 140
– on destination location 140
Information menu, refer to
i menu 18
"Information on
destination" 142
"Info sources" 80
Initializing
– active steering 96
– after power failure 235
– compass, refer to
Calibrating 112
– Flat Tire Monitor FTM 92
– glass roof 40
"Input map" 139
Installation location
– CD changer 177
– navigation DVD drive 132
– telephone 114
Instructions for navigation
system, refer to Voice
instructions 150
Instrument cluster 12
Instrument lighting 103
Instrument panel, refer to
Cockpit 10
Integrated key 28
Integrated universal remote
control 110
Interesting destination for
navigation 140
"Interim time" 86
Interior lamps 103
– remote control 31
Interior motion sensor 36
Mobility
I
Reference
Heating
– mirrors 53
– rear window 107
– residual heat 107
– seats 49
Heating and ventilation, refer
to Climate 104
Heating while at a standstill,
refer to Using residual
heat 107
Heavy loads, refer to Stowing
cargo 127
Height, refer to
Dimensions 245
Height adjustment
– seats 46
– steering wheel 53
High beams 102
– headlamp flasher 102
– indicator lamp 13
High Definition Radio 167
High water, refer to Driving
through water 126
Highways, refer to Route
criteria 145
Hill Descent Control HDC 90
Hills 126
Holders for cups 115
Home address 144
"Home address" in
navigation 145
Homepage BMW 4
Hood 224
Hooks for shopping bags 118
Horn 10, 11
Hotel function, refer to
Locking or unlocking
separately 34
Hot exhaust system 125
"Hour memo" 82
"House number" in
destination entry 137
Hydraulic brake assist, refer to
Dynamic Brake Control
DBC 89
Hydroplaning 125
Everything from A-Z
Interior rearview mirror 53
– automatic dimming
feature 53
– compass 112
Interlock, refer to Disengaging
the remote control 61
Intermittent mode of the
wipers 64
J
Jacking points 235
Joystick, refer to iDrive 16
Jumpering, refer to Jump
starting 237
Jump starting 237
K
Key, refer to Integrated key/
remote control 28
Keyless go, refer to
Convenient access 36
Keyless opening and closing,
refer to Convenient
access 36
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 28
Kick-down 62
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
Knock control 211
L
Lamps
– automatic headlamp
control 100
– parking lamps/low
beams 100
Lamps and bulbs, replacing
bulbs 231
"Language / Units" 78
"Language / Units" in
navigation 133, 150
"Language" on the Control
Display 86
"Languages" in
navigation 133, 150
Lap-and-shoulder belt, refer
to Safety belts 51
Lashing eyes, refer to
Securing cargo 128
Last destinations, refer to
Destination list 141
"Last seat pos." 51
LATCH child-restraint fixing
system 57
LED hand lamp 114
LED Light-emitting
diodes 232
Length, refer to
Dimensions 245
License plate lamp, replacing
bulb 234
Light-emitting diodes
LED 232
Lighter 116
– connecting electrical
appliances 116
"Lighting" 64
Lighting
– instruments 103
– lamps and bulbs 231
– vehicle, refer to Lamps 100
Light-metal alloy wheels, care,
refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Light switch 100
"Limit" 85
Limit, refer to Speed limit 85
Load securing equipment,
refer to Securing cargo 128
Lock buttons, doors, refer to
Locking 33
Locking
– adjusting confirmation
signal 31
– from inside 33
– from outside 30
– without remote control, refer
to Convenient access 36
Locking and unlocking doors
– confirmation signals 31
– from inside 32
– from outside 29
Low-beam headlamps 100
– automatic 100
Lower back support, refer to
Lumbar support 47
Luggage compartment lid 33
– convenient access 37
– emergency operation, refer
to Opening manually 33
– emergency release 34
– locking or unlocking
separately 34
– opening from inside 33
– opening from outside 33
– opening manually 33
– remote control 31
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 129
Lumbar support 47
M
M+S tires, refer to Winter
tires 223
Maintenance, refer to Service
Booklet
Maintenance system 229
Malfunction
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 63
– luggage compartment lid 33
– tires 93
Malfunction warnings, refer to
Check Control 83
Manual mode, automatic
transmission with
Steptronic 62
"Manual" on the radio 165
Manual operation
– door lock 32
– driver's door 32
– fuel filler door 210
– glass roof 40
– luggage compartment lid 33
– transmission lock, automatic
transmission 63
Manual transmission 61
Map
– changing scale 149
– destination entry 139
"Map direction of travel" 149
"Map facing north" 149
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Navigation announcements,
refer to Switching voice
instructions on/off 150
Navigation drive, location 132
Navigation DVD 132
Navigation system 132
– address book 142
– changing a route 151
– destination entry 134
– destination guidance in
assistance window 132
– destination list 141
– displaying current
position 155
– entering a destination
manually 134, 138
– last destinations 141
– navigation DVD 132
– opening 134
– route display 148
– route list 150
– searching for a special
destination 140
– selecting destination using
information 140
– selecting destination via
map 139
– selecting route criteria 145
– starting destination
guidance 147
– switching off, refer to
Terminating/continuing
destination guidance 147
– terminating/continuing
destination guidance 147
– voice instructions 150
– volume adjustment 151
"Navigation voice
instructions" 133
"Navigation voice
instructions" via buttons on
the steering wheel 54
Neck support, refer to Head
restraints 47
Nets, refer to Storage
compartments 114
"New address" in
navigation 143
"New destination" 135, 139
Mobility
Mobile phone
– accepted calls 194
– adjusting volume 191
– calling 193
– ending call 193
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 114
– missed calls 194
– operation via iDrive 191
– redialing 194
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
– Top 8 194
– touch tone dialing 196
Mobile phone, installation
location, refer to Center
armrest 114
Mobile phone, refer to the
separate Owner's Manual
Modifications, technical, refer
to For your own safety 5
Monitor, refer to iDrive
controls 16
Monitoring system for tire
pressures, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 92
"Monitor on / off" 54
Most recent mobile phone
numbers 194
MP3, refer to Compressed
audio files 173
Multifunctional steering
wheel, refer to Buttons on
the steering wheel 11
Multifunction switch
– refer to Turn signals/
headlamp flasher 63
– refer to Wiper system 64
Multimedia screen, refer to
iDrive 16
Music tracks, refer to
Tracks 174
"Mute on / off" 54
Reference
Master key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 28
Maximum cooling 106
Maximum speed
– with winter tires 223
Measurements, refer to
Dimensions 245
Memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 50
Memory keys,
programmable 21
MENU button 16
Menus
– Control Display 17
Menus, refer to iDrive 16
Message list, traffic
information 152
Microfilter
– BMW Maintenance
System 229
– for automatic climate
control 108
Microfilter/activated-charcoal
filter
– BMW Maintenance
System 229
Microphone
– telephone 14
– voice input 14
Mirror dimming feature 53
Mirrors 52
– automatic curb monitor 53
– exterior mirrors 52
– heating 53
– interior rearview mirror 53
– memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 50
"Missed calls" 194
Missed calls 194
Everything from A-Z
"New route" 151
New tires 222
"Next entertainment
source" 54
North-facing map 149
Nozzles 104
Number of cylinders, refer to
Engine data 244
Nylon rope, refer to Tow
rope 240
O
OBD socket, refer to Socket
for On-Board Diagnosis 230
Octane ratings, refer to Fuel
specifications 211
Odometer 74
Oil, refer to Engine oil 225
Oil consumption 225
Oil level 225
Old batteries, refer to
Disposal 235
"On a new destination" in
navigation 141
"Onboard info" 76
Onboard tool kit 231
"On destination" 141
"On location" 141
Opening and closing
– convenient access 36
– from inside 32
– from outside 29
– using the door lock 32
– via the remote control 29
Operation by voice for mobile
phone 197
– adjusting volume 198
– canceling 197
– correcting phone
number 198
– dialing phone number 198
– placing a call 198
– redialing 198
– voice commands 197
– voice phone book 198
"Options" 205
Orientation menu, refer to
Start menu 17
Outlets
– refer to Ventilation 107
Output, refer to Engine
data 244
Outside-air mode
– automatic climate
control 106
Outside-temperature
display 74
– changing units of
measure 78
– in computer 78
Outside temperature
warning 74
Overheated engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 75
Overriding selector lever
lock 63
P
Park assistant, refer to Park
Distance Control 88
"Parked car operation" 108
"Parked car ventilation" 108
Parked car ventilation 108
– activating switch-on
times 109
– preselecting switch-on
times 108
– switching on and off
directly 108
Parking
– vehicle 60
Parking aid, refer to PDC Park
Distance Control 88
Parking brake 60
– indicator lamp 61
Parking lamps 100
Parking lamps/low beams 100
Passenger-side mirror tilt
function 53
"Pathway lighting" 101
Pathway lighting 101
"PDC" 88
PDC Park Distance Control 88
Personal Profile 28
"Perspective" 149
Phone book 191
Phone numbers
– deleting from phone
book 195
– dialing 193
– most recent numbers 194
– selecting in phone book 194
– Top 8 194
Pinch protection system
– glass roof, electric 40
– windows 39
Placing a call, refer to
telephone owner's manual
"Play" for satellite radio 171
Pollen
– refer to Microfilter/activatedcharcoal filter for automatic
climate control 108
Position
– displaying 155
– saving, refer to Storing
current position 143
Power failure 235
Power windows 38
Power windows, refer to
Windows 38
"Presets", displaying with the
radio 164
"Presets" for satellite
radio 171
Pressure, tires 212
Pressure monitoring, tires 92
– Flat Tire Monitor 92
Pressure monitoring of tires,
refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor TPM 93
"Profile" 207
Programmable buttons on the
steering wheel 11
Programmable memory
keys 21
Protection function, refer to
Pinch protection system
– glass roof, electric 40
– windows 39
Providing medical assistance,
refer to First add pouch 237
Puncture
– Flat Tire Monitor 92
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
Communications Entertainment
"Reset" for stopwatch 86
"Reset" for tone settings 163
Residual heat 107
Restraint systems
– for children 56
– refer to Safety belts 51
Retractable hardtop 41
– care, refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
– convenient operation 30
– opening and closing 42
– remote control 30
Reverse
– CD changer 177
– CD player 177
Reverse gear
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
– manual transmission 61
Road map 149
"Roadside Assistance" 202
Roadside
Assistance 202, 236
Roadside parking lamps 102
Roadworthiness test, refer to
Service requirements 79
Roller sun blinds 113
Rollover protection system,
convertible 98
– resetting 99
Roof load capacity 247
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 129
"Roomsound", refer to Tone
control 162
Rope, refer to Tow-starting,
towing away 240
Rotary/pushbutton, refer to
iDrive 16
Mobility
Radio
– autostore 165
– controls 160
– High Definition Radio 167
– listening to stations 164
– regional programs 167
– sampling stations 165
– satellite radio 170
– selecting a
waveband 160, 164
– selecting the frequency
manually 165
– station search 165
– stations with best
reception 165
– storing stations 166
– switching on/off 160
– tone control 161
– volume 161
Radio position, refer to Radio
readiness 59
Radio readiness 59
– switched off 59
– switched on 59
Radio-remote key, refer to
Remote control with
integrated key 28
Rain sensor 64
"Random", refer to Random
play 176
"Random all" for audio
mode 177
"Random directory" for audio
mode 177
Random play 176
"RDS" Radio Data
System 167
Reading lamps 103
Rear lamps, refer to Tail
lamps 233
– replacing bulb 233
Rear seats
– adjusting head restraints 48
– folding down backrests 117
Rear turn signals
– replacing bulb 233
Rear ventilation 108
Rearview mirror, refer to
Mirrors 52
Rear window defroster 107
Rear window roller blind, refer
to Roller sun blinds 113
"Received calls" 194
Receiving level of mobile
phone, refer to Status
information 20
Recirculated-air mode 106
Recirculation of air, refer to
Recirculated-air mode 106
Reclining seat, refer to
Backrest 46
Recording times, refer to
Stopwatch 86
"Redial" for mobile phone 194
Refueling 210
Releasing
– hood 224
Remaining distance, refer to
Cruising range 75
Remote control 28
– battery renewal 38
– convenient access 36
– garage door opener 110
– luggage compartment lid 31
– malfunction 31, 37
– removing from the ignition
lock 59
– service data 229
"Repeat directory" for audio
mode 176
"Repeat" for audio mode 176
"Repeat track" for audio
mode 176
Replacement remote
control 28
Replacing bulbs, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 231
Replacing tires 222
Replacing tires, refer to New
wheels and tires 222
Reporting safety defects 6
Reserve warning, refer to Fuel
gauge 75
"Reset" 92, 94
Reset, refer to Resetting tone
settings 163
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Reference
R
Everything from A-Z
Route 145
– arrow display 148
– changing 151
– display 148
– displaying streets and
towns/cities 150
– displaying town 150
– list 150
– map display 149
– selecting 145
– selecting criteria 145
RSC Runflat System
Component, refer to RunFlat Tires 222
Rubber parts, refer to Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Runflat System Component
RSC, refer to Run-Flat
Tires 222
Run-Flat Tires 222
– continuing driving with a
damaged tire 93
– flat tire 93
– Flat Tire Monitor 93
– new tires 222
– replacing 222
– tire inflation pressure 212
– winter tires 223
S
Safety-belt height
adjustment 51
Safety belts 51
– belt hand-over 52
– damage 51
– indicator/warning lamp 51
– reminder 51
– sitting safely 45
Safety belts, care, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Safety systems
– airbags 97
– Antilock Brake System
ABS 89
– brake system 89
– driving stability control
systems 89
– Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 89
– rollover protection system,
convertible 98
– safety belts 51
Safety tires, refer to Run-Flat
Tires 222
"SAT" 160, 170
Satellite radio 170
– displaying additional
information 171
– enabling 170
– selecting channel 171
– storing channel 171
Saving fuel 124
"Scan"
– sampling radio stations 165
– sampling tracks on CD 175
Scan
– CD changer 175
– CD player 175
– radio 165
"Scan all" for audio mode 175
"Scan directory" for audio
mode 175
Screen, refer to iDrive
controls 16
Screw thread for tow
fitting 239
SDARS, refer to Satellite
radio 170
Seat adjustment
– electric 46
– mechanical 46
Seat and mirror memory 50
Seat belt reminder, refer to
'Fasten safety belts'
reminder 51
Seat heating 49
Seats 45
– adjusting electrically 46
– adjusting the seats 46
– heating 49
– memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 50
– saving a setting, refer to Seat
and mirror memory 50
– sitting safely 45
Securing cargo 119, 121
Securing the vehicle
– from inside 32
– from outside 29
"Select as
destination" 141, 205
"Select current speed" 86
Selecting a country for
navigation 135
Selecting an audio source 160
Selecting distance for active
cruise control 69
Selecting menu items 19
Selecting new scale for
navigation 149
Selector lever
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
Selector lever lock, refer to
Changing selector lever
positions, shiftlock 62
Selector lever positions
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
Service, refer to Roadside
Assistance 236
Service car, refer to Roadside
Assistance 236
Service data in the remote
control 229
"Service Info" 80, 203, 226
Service Interval Display, refer
to Condition Based Service
CBS 229
"Service Request" 196, 203
Service requirement display,
refer to Condition Based
Service CBS 229
"Service
requirements" 80, 203, 226
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At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
Communications Entertainment
Starting, refer to Starting the
engine 60
Starting assistance, refer to
Jump starting 237
Starting difficulties
– jump starting 237
Starting the engine
– start/stop button 59
Start menu 17
"Start service" 202
"Start Service" for BMW
Assist 204
"State / Province" in
destination entry 135
Station
– refer to Radio 164
"Status" 80
Status of this Owner's Manual
at time of printing 5
Steering wheel 53
– adjustment 53
– buttons on steering
wheel 11
– lock 59
– locking with convenient
access 37
"Steering wheel buttons" 54
Steering with variable ratio,
refer to Active steering 96
Steptronic, refer to Automatic
transmission with
Steptronic 61
"Stopwatch" 86
Stopwatch 86
Storage compartments 114
Storage nets 118
"Store" for satellite radio 172
"Store in address book" in
navigation 143
"Store" on the radio 166
Storing current position 143
Storing radio stations 166
Storing seat positions, refer to
Seat and mirror memory 50
Storing tires 223
Stowage, refer to Storage
compartments 114
"Street" in destination
entry 137
Mobility
Ski bag for convertible, refer to
Through-loading opening
with integrated transport
bag 120
Sliding/tilt sunroof, refer to
Glass roof, electric 39
Slot for remote control 59
Smokers' package, refer to
Ashtray 116
Snap-in adapter, refer to
Center armrest storage
compartment 114
Socket, On-Board Diagnosis
OBD 230
Socket, refer to Connecting
electrical appliances 116
Song search, refer to Playing a
track 175
SOS, refer to Sending an
Emergency Request 236
Sound output for
entertainment on/off 160
Spare fuses, 235
Spare fuses, refer to
Fuses 235
Speaking, refer to Voice
instructions from navigation
system 150
Speed
– Run-Flat Tires 93
– with winter tires 223
Speed-dependent volume
control 161
Speed limit 85
Speed limit warning, refer to
Speed limit 85
Speedometer 12
"Speed volume", refer to Tone
control 162
Spray nozzles, refer to
Cleaning windshield and
headlamps 65
Stability control, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 89
Start/stop button 59
– starting the engine 60
– switching off the engine 60
"Start guidance" 137
Reference
Service requirements 79
"Set date" 83
"Set time" 82
"Settings" 207
Settings
– changing settings on the
Control Display 86
– clock, 12h/24h mode 82
– date format 83
– language 86
Settings and information 78
"Settings" for unlocking 30
Settings menu, refer to
i menu 17
Setting times, refer to
Preselecting switch-on
times 108
Shifting gears
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 62
– manual transmission 61
Shiftlock
– automatic transmission,
refer to Changing selector
lever positions 62
Short commands for the voice
command system 248
Shortest route in navigation,
refer to Selecting route 145
"Short route" in
navigation 145
"Show current position" 140
"Show destination
position" 140
Shuffled, refer to Random
– CD changer 176
– CD player 176
Side airbags 97
Side windows, refer to
Windows 38
Signal horn, refer to
Horn 10, 11
Sitting safely 45
– with airbags 45
– with head restraint 45
– with safety belts 45
Ski bag 119
Everything from A-Z
Summer tires, refer to Wheels
and tires 212
Surface ice, refer to Outside
temperature warning 74
"Surround Settings", refer to
Tone control 162
Switches, refer to Cockpit 10
Switching off
– engine 60
Switching off the engine
– start/stop button 59
Switching on
– audio 160
– CD changer 160
– CD player 160
– radio 160
Switching on the hour
signal 82
Switching the cooling function
on and off 107
Switch-on times of parked car
ventilation, preselecting 108
Symbols 4
– navigation system 154
– status information 20
– traffic info for navigation
system 151
T
Tachometer 74
Tail lamps 233
– replacing bulb 233
Tank contents, refer to
Capacities 247
Technical data 244
– capacities 247
– dimensions 245
Technical modifications, refer
to For your own safety 5
Telematics, refer to
TeleService, BMW
Assist 201
Telephone
– installation location, refer to
Center armrest 114
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Telephone, refer to Mobile
phone 186
"Telephone list" 54
TeleService 203
Temperature
– automatic climate
control 105
– changing unit of measure 78
– coolant, refer to Coolant
temperature 75
Temperature display
– outside temperature 74
– outside temperature
warning 74
– setting the units 78
Tempomat, refer to Cruise
control 66
Tensioning straps, refer to
Securing cargo 128
"Terminate services" 206
"Text language" 86
"Theater" for Tone
control 162
The individual vehicle 5
Third brake lamp, refer to
Center brake lamp 234
Through-loading opening with
integrated transport
bag 120
Through-loading system 117
Tilt alarm sensor 36
Tilt function, passenger-side
mirror 53
"Time" 82
"Time / Date" 82, 83
"Time format" 82
Timer, refer to Preselecting
switch-on times 108
"Timer 2" for parked car
ventilation/heating 109
"Timer 1" for parked car
ventilation/heating 109
Tire inflation pressure 212
– loss 93, 94
Tire pressure monitoring,
refer to Flat Tire Monitor 92
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 93
– resetting the system 94
– system limitations 93
– warning lamp 95
Tire puncture, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 93
Tire Quality Grading 220
Tires
– age 220, 221
– air loss 95
– breaking in 124
– changing, refer to Changing
wheels 234
– condition 221
– damage 221
– inflation pressure 212
– labels 220
– minimum tread depth 221
– new wheels and tires 222
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Flat Tire Monitor 92
– pressure monitoring, refer to
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 93
– puncture 93
– replacing 222
– Run-Flat 222
– size 220
– storage 223
– tread depth 221
– wear indicators, refer to
Minimum tread depth 221
– wheel/tire combination, refer
to Correct wheels and
tires 222
– winter tires 223
TMC station, refer to Traffic
information 151
"Tone" 161
Tone in audio mode
– adjusting 161
– middle setting 163
Tools, refer to Onboard tool
kit 231
Top, refer to Retractable
hardtop 41
"Top 8" for mobile phone 194
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Underbody protection, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Uniform Tire Quality Grading/
UTQR 220
"Units" 78
Units
– average consumption 78
– temperature 78
Vehicle
– battery 235
– breaking in 124
– care, refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
– cargo loading 127
– Identification Number, refer
to Engine compartment 225
– measurements, refer to
Dimensions 245
– parking 60
– washing, refer to Caring for
your vehicle brochure
– weight 247
"Vehicle / Tires" for
unlocking 30
Vehicle decommissioning
– refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Vehicle jack 235
Vehicle position, refer to
Displaying current
position 155
Ventilation 107
– draft-free 108
– in the rear 108
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Controls
Driving tips
Navigation
V
Communications Entertainment
U
Universal garage door opener,
refer to Integrated universal
remote control 110
Universal mobile phone
preparation package, refer
to separate Owner's Manual
Universal remote control 110
Unlatching, refer to
Unlocking 36
"Unlock button" 30
Unlocking
– from inside 33
– from outside 29
– luggage compartment lid 37
– without remote control, refer
to Convenient access 36
"Update services" 205
USB-audio interface 180
"USB" for audio
mode 179, 181
Mobility
Transmission
– automatic transmission with
Steptronic 61
– manual transmission 61
– overriding selector lever lock
for automatic transmission
with Steptronic 63
Transmission interlock
– refer to Changing selector
lever position 62
– refer to P Park 62
Transporting children
safely 56
Transport securing devices,
refer to Securing cargo 128
Tread depth, refer to Minimum
tire tread 221
Treble, refer to Treble and
bass 161
Treble, tone control 161
"Trip computer" 77
Trip computer 77
Trip-distance counter, refer to
Trip odometer 74
"Triple turn signal" 64
Triple turn signal activation 64
Trip odometer 74
Trunk lid, refer to Luggage
compartment lid 33
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 245
Turn signal indicators
– indicator/warning lamp 12
– triple turn signal 64
Turn signals 63
Tying down loads, refer to
Cargo loading 128
Reference
Torque, refer to Engine
data 244
Touch tone dialing 196
Tow bar 239
Tow fitting 239
– screw thread 239
Tow fittings for tow-starting
and towing away 239
Towing 238
– car with automatic
transmission 238
– methods 239
Towing and tow-starting 238
Town/city for destination 135
"Town / City" in destination
entry 135
Tow rope 240
Tow-starting 238, 240
"TPM" 94
TPM, refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor 93
Tracks
– random play sequence 176
– sampling, Scan 175
– searching for 175
Track width, refer to
Dimensions 245
Traction control, refer to DSC
Dynamic Stability
Control 89
Traffic information for
navigation
– calling up 152
– display on route map 153
– during destination
guidance 154
– switching on/off 151
– symbols 154
"Traffic Info settings" 152
Traffic jam
– displaying traffic
information 151
– driving around 154
Everything from A-Z
Ventilation, refer to
Climate 104
Ventilation while at a
standstill 108
Vents, refer to Ventilation 107
"Vent settings" 105
Voice commands
– overview 23
– short commands 248
Voice instructions from
navigation system 150
– muting 55, 151
– repeating 55, 151
– switching on/off 150
– volume 151
Voice phone book 198
Volume 160
– audio sources 160
– fuel tank, refer to
Capacities 247
– mobile phone 191
– speed-dependent
control 161
– voice instructions 151
Volume distribution
– front/rear 161
– left/right 161
W
Warning and indicator
lamps 13
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 83
Warning triangle 237
Washer fluid 65
– content of the reservoir 65
Washer fluid reservoir 65
Washing the car, refer to
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Waste tray, refer to
Ashtray 116
Water on roads, refer to
Driving through water 126
Waveband with the radio 164
Wear indicators in tires, refer
to Minimum tread depth 221
Weights 247
Welcome lamps 100
"Welcome light" 101
Wheel/tire combination, refer
to Correct wheels and
tires 222
Wheelbase, refer to
Dimensions 245
Wheels, new 222
Wheels and tires 212
Width, refer to
Dimensions 245
Wind deflector 42
Windows 38
– convenient operation 30
– convenient operation with
convenient access 37
– opening, closing 38
– pinch protection system 39
Windows, indicator on Control
Display 16
Windshield
– cleaning 65
Windshield wash 64
– filling capacity, reservoir 247
– nozzles 65
– reservoir for washer fluid 65
– washer fluid 65
Windshield wiper blades,
changing 231
Windshield wipers, blades,
care, refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Windshield wipers, refer to
Wiper system 64
Winter tires 223
– setting speed limit 85
– storage 223
Wiper blade replacement 231
Wiper system 64
"With highways" in
navigation 145
Wooden trim, refer to Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Word-matching principle for
navigation 146
Work in the engine
compartment 224
Wrench/screwdriver, refer to
Onboard tool kit 231
X
xDrive 90
Xenon lamps
– replacing bulb 232
Y
Your individual vehicle
– settings, refer to Personal
Profile 28
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