BMW 2015 ActiveHybrid 5 Owner's Manual

Contents
Owner's Manual
for Vehicle
A-Z
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
THE BMW ACTIVE HYBRID 5.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
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ActiveHybrid 5
Owner's Manual for Vehicle
Thank you for choosing a BMW.
The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control
you will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:
Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW.
Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It con‐
tains important information on vehicle operation that will help
you make full use of the technical features available in your
BMW. The manual also contains information designed to en‐
hance operating reliability and road safety, and to contribute to
maintaining the value of your BMW.
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or
Integrated Owner's Manual are found in the appendix of the
printed Quick Reference for the vehicle.
Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐
chures in the onboard literature.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable ride.
BMW AG
The Owner's Manual is available in many countries as an app.
Additional information on the Internet:
www.bmw.com/bmw_drivers_guide
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Addendum
ADDENDUM TO OWNER'S MANUAL
We wanted to provide you with some updates
and clarifications with respect to the printed
BMW Owner's Manual. These updates and
clarifications will supersede the materials contained in that document.
1. Where the terms “service center,” “the service center,” “your service center,” “service
specialist,” or “service” are used in the
Owner's Manual, we wanted to clarify that
the terms refer to a BMW dealer's service
center or another service center or repair
shop that employs trained personnel that
can perform maintenance and repair work
on your vehicle in accordance with BMW
specifications.
2. Where the text of the Owner's Manual contains an affirmative instruction to contact a
“service center” or “your service center,”
we wanted to clarify that BMW recommends that, if you are faced with one of the
situations addressed by that text, you contact or seek the assistance of a BMW
dealer's service center or another service
center or repair shop that employs trained
personnel that can perform maintenance
and repair work on your vehicle in accordance with BMW specifications.
While BMW of North America LLC, at no
cost to you, will pay for repairs required by
the limited warranties provided with respect
to your vehicle and for maintenance under
the Maintenance Program during the applicable warranty and maintenance coverage
periods, you are free to elect, both during
those periods and thereafter, to have maintenance and repair work provided by other
service centers or repair shops.
3. Where the Owner's Manual makes reference to parts and accessories having been
approved by BMW, those references are
intended to reflect that those parts and
accessories are recommended by BMW of
North America LLC. You may elect to use
other parts and accessories, but, if you do,
we recommend that you make sure that any
such parts and/or accessories are appropriate for use on your vehicle.
4. At page 7, under the warranty section's discussion of homologation, where it states
that you “cannot lodge warranty claims for
your vehicle there,” the text should read
that you “may not be able to lodge warranty
claims for your vehicle there.”
5. At page 7, under the “Parts and Accessories” section, in the sixth sentence, the
word “cannot” should read “does not.”
6. At page 62, in the “Check and replace
safety belts” section, the text beginning,
“This should only be done by your service
center …” should be disregarded and the
following text should be read in lieu thereof:
“BMW recommends having this work performed by a service center as it is important
that this safety feature functions properly.”
7. At page 63, under the heading: “Active
head restraint,” the paragraph beginning,
“Only attach accessories …” should be disregarded and the following text should be
read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends
that you attach accessories approved by
BMW to the seat or head restraint.”
8. At page 103, under the heading: “Special
windshield,” the paragraph beginning,
“Therefore, have the special windshield …”
should be disregarded and the following
text should be read in lieu thereof: “BMW
recommends that you have the special
windshield replaced by the service center.”
9. At page 185 under the heading: “Objects
within the range of movement of the pedals” and at page 236 under the heading:
“Carpets and floor mats,” the paragraph
that begins: “Only use floor mats …” should
be disregarded and the following language
should be read in lieu thereof: “The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that
you use floor mats that have been identified
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by it as appropriate for use in your vehicle
and that can be properly fixed in place.”
the following text should be read in lieu
thereof:
10. At page 191, under the heading: “Have
maintenance carried out,” the sentence
beginning, “The maintenance should be
carried out …” should be disregarded and
the following text should be read in lieu
thereof: “BMW recommends that you have
the maintenance carried out by your service
center.”
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains
have been tested by the manufacturer of
your vehicle and are determined by the
manufacturer of your vehicle to be road safe
and are recommended by the manufacturer
of your vehicle.
11. At page 200, under the heading “Tire inflation specifications,” the sentence beginning, “Tire inflation pressure specifications
apply to approved tire sizes …” should be
disregarded.
15. At page 211, under the heading “Hood,” the
sentence beginning, “If you are unfamiliar”
should be disregarded.
12. At page 205, under the heading: “Mounting,” the paragraph beginning, “Have
mounting and balancing …” should be disregarded and the following text should be
read in lieu thereof: “BMW recommends
that you have mounting and balancing performed by your service center or a tire
mounting specialist.”
13. At page 205, under the heading: “Approved
wheels and tires,” the term “Approved”
should be disregarded and in lieu thereof,
the term “Recommended” should be read
in its place. In addition, the text of that section should be disregarded and the following text should be read in lieu thereof:
The manufacturer of your vehicle strongly
suggests that you use wheels and tires that
have been recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer for your vehicle type; otherwise, for example, despite having the same
official size ratings, variations can lead to
body contact and with it, the risk of severe
accidents.
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not
evaluate non-recommended wheels and
tires to determine if they are suitable for use
on your vehicle.
14. At page 210, under the heading: “Snow
Chains,” the text should be disregarded and
Information about recommended snow
chains is available from a service center.
16. At page 215, under the heading: “Engine Oil
Change,” the text should be disregarded
and in lieu thereof should be read as follows:
BMW recommends that you have the oil
changed at your BMW dealer's service center or at another service center that has
trained personnel that can perform the work
in accordance with BMW specifications.
17. At page 218, under the heading: “Service
and Warranty Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models,” the second
paragraph should be disregarded and the
following text read in lieu thereof:
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you have maintenance and
repair performed by your BMW dealer's service center or another service center or
repair shop that employs trained personnel
that can perform maintenance and repair
work on your vehicle in accordance with
BMW specifications. The manufacturer of
your vehicle recommends that you maintain
records of all maintenance and repair work
performed on your vehicle.
18. At page 221 and page 222, where it reads:
“Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlights,” that text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following
text should be read: “Xenon headlight work
or replacement can cause serious and fatal
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injuries.” In the text that follows, where it
reads: “[h]ave any work on the xenon lighting system … ,” the following words should
be read as preceding that passage: “It is
strongly suggested that you …”
19. At page 225, under the “Battery replacement” section, the text should be disregarded and in lieu thereof the following text
should be read:
Use of recommended vehicle batteries
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you use vehicle batteries that it
has tested and recommends for use in your
vehicle; otherwise the vehicle could be
damaged and systems or functions may not
be fully available.
After a battery replacement, the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends that you
have the battery registered on your vehicle
by a service center to ensure that all comfort functions are fully available, and that
any “check control” messages of these
comfort functions are no longer displayed.
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Contents
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 242.
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At a glance
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18
26
29
31
34
Cockpit
iDrive
Voice activation system
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
BMW ActiveHybrid
Safety of the high-voltage system
Controls
38
57
69
73
87
104
109
136
141
162
170
176
Mobility
196
198
200
211
213
216
218
220
227
233
Refueling
Fuel
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Engine oil
Coolant
Maintenance
Replacing components
Breakdown assistance
Care
Reference
240 Technical data
242 Everything from A to Z
Opening and closing
Adjusting
Transporting children safely
Driving
Displays
Lights
Safety
Driving stability control systems
Driving comfort
Climate control
Interior equipment
Storage compartments
Driving tips
182 Things to remember when driving
187 Loading
190 Saving fuel
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Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Symbols
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic is by using the index.
Indicates precautions that must be followed
precisely in order to avoid the possibility of
personal injury and serious damage to the
vehicle.
An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in
the first chapter.
◄ Marks the end of a specific item of
information.
Orientation
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Any updates made after the editorial deadline
for the Owner's Manuals are found in the ap‐
pendix of the printed Quick Reference for the
vehicle.
User's manual for Navigation,
Entertainment, Communication
The topics of Navigation, Entertainment, Com‐
munication and the short commands of the
voice activation system are described in a sep‐
arate user's manual, which is also included
with the onboard literature.
Refers to measures that can be taken to
help protect the environment.
"..." Identifies display texts in vehicle used to
select individual functions.
›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice
activation system.
››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the
voice activation 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.
Additional sources of
information
The service center will be happy to answer any
other questions you may have.
Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is
available on the Internet: www.bmwusa.com.
BMW Driver’s Guide App
The Owner's Manual is available in many coun‐
tries as an app. Additional information on the
Internet:
www.bmw.com/bmw_drivers_guide
Indicates, on certain parts or assemblies, that
incorrect use of high-voltage equipment or of
orange-colored high-voltage components re‐
sults in the risk of life-threatening injury from
electric shock.
Vehicle features and options
This Owner's Manual describes all models and
all standard, country-specific and optional
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equipment that is offered in the model series.
Therefore, in this Owner's Manual, we also de‐
scribe and illustrate features that are not avail‐
able in your vehicle, e.g., because of the se‐
lected optional features or the country-specific
version.
This also applies to safety-related functions
and systems.
The respectively applicable country provisions
must be observed when using the respective
features and systems.
For any options and equipment not described
in this Owner's Handbook, refer to the Supple‐
mentary Owner's Handbooks.
On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls
are arranged differently from what is shown in
the illustrations.
Status of the Owner's
Manual
Basic information
The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a
policy of constant development that is con‐
ceived to ensure that our vehicles continue to
embody the highest quality and safety stan‐
dards. In rare cases, therefore, the features de‐
scribed in this Owner's Manual may differ from
those in your vehicle.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Any updates made after the editorial deadline
for the Owner's Manuals are found in the ap‐
pendix of the printed Quick Reference for the
vehicle.
For your own safety
Warranty
Your vehicle is technically configured for the
operating conditions and registration require‐
ments applying in the country of first delivery homologation. If your vehicle is to be operated
in a different country it might be necessary to
adapt your vehicle to potentially differing oper‐
ating conditions and permit requirements. If
your vehicle does not comply with the homolo‐
gation requirements in a certain country you
cannot lodge warranty claims for your vehicle
there. Further information can be obtained
from your Service Centre.
Maintenance and repairs
Advanced technology, e.g., the use of modern
materials and high-performance electronics,
requires suitable maintenance and repair work.
Therefore, have this work performed only by a
BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐
ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐
ately trained personnel.
If work is not carried out properly, there is a
danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.
Parts and accessories
BMW recommends using parts and accesso‐
ries approved by BMW for this purpose.
Your BMW center is the right contact for genu‐
ine BMW parts and accessories, other prod‐
ucts approved by BMW and related qualified
advice.
BMW has tested these products for safety and
suitability in relation to BMW vehicles.
BMW can assume responsibility for them.
However, we cannot assume any responsibility
whatsoever for parts and accessories that have
not been specifically approved by BMW.
BMW cannot evaluate whether each individual
product from another manufacturer can be
used with BMW vehicles without presenting a
safety hazard. This guarantee does not apply
when country-specific government approval
has been granted. Testing of this kind may fail
to embrace the entire range of potential oper‐
ating conditions to which components might
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be exposed on BMW vehicles. Such products
could conceivably fail to comply with BMW's
own stringent quality standards.
California Proposition 65 Warning
California laws require us to state the following
warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automo‐
bile components and parts, including compo‐
nents found in the interior furnishings in a vehi‐
cle, 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 repro‐
ductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and re‐
lated accessories contain lead and lead com‐
pounds. Wash your hands after handling. Used
engine oil contains chemicals that have caused
cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect
your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and
water.
Service and warranty
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the fol‐
lowing warranties:
▷ New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
▷ Rust Perforation Limited Warranty.
▷ Federal Emissions System Defect War‐
ranty.
▷ Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
▷ California Emission Control System Lim‐
ited Warranty.
Detailed information about these warranties is
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating con‐
ditions and homologation requirements in your
country and continental region in order to de‐
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liver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle
is operated under those conditions. If you wish
to operate your vehicle in another country or
region, you may be required to adapt your ve‐
hicle to meet different prevailing operating
conditions and homologation requirements.
You should also be aware of any applicable
warranty limitations or exclusions for such
country or region. In such case, please contact
Customer Relations for further information.
Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the
road safety, operational reliability and the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Specifications for required maintenance meas‐
ures:
▷ BMW Maintenance system
▷ Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models
▷ Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
If the vehicle is not maintained according to
these specifications, this could result in seri‐
ous damage to the vehicle. Such damage is
not covered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Data memory
Many electronic components on your vehicle
are equipped with data memories that tempo‐
rarily or permanently store technical informa‐
tion about the condition of the vehicle, events
and faults. This technical information generally
records the state of a component, a module, a
system or the environment:
▷ Operating mode of system components, fill
levels for instance.
▷ Status messages for the vehicle and from
its individual components, e.g., wheel rota‐
tion speed/vehicle speed, deceleration,
transverse acceleration.
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▷ Malfunctions and faults in important sys‐
tem components, e.g., lights and brakes.
The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record
such data as:
▷ Responses by the vehicle to special situa‐
tions such as airbag deployment or engag‐
ing the stability control system.
▷ How various systems in your vehicle were
operating.
▷ Ambient conditions, such as temperature.
This data is purely technical in nature and is
used to detect and correct faults and to opti‐
mize vehicle functions. Motion profiles over
routes traveled cannot be created from this
data. When service offerings are used, e.g., re‐
pair services, service processes, warranty
claims, quality assurance, this technical infor‐
mation can be read out from the event and
fault memories by the service personnel, in‐
cluding the manufacturer, using special diag‐
nostic tools. You can obtain further information
there if you need it. After an error is corrected,
the information in the fault memory is deleted
or overwritten on a continuous basis.
With the vehicle in use there are situations
where you can associate these technical data
with individuals if combined with other infor‐
mation, e.g., an accident report, damage to the
vehicle, eye witness accounts — possibly with
the assistance of an expert.
Additional functions that are contractually
agreed with the customer - such as vehicle
emergency locating - you can transmit certain
vehicle data from the vehicle.
Event Data Recorder EDR
This vehicle is equipped with an event data re‐
corder EDR. The main purpose of an EDR is to
record, in certain crash or near crash-like situa‐
tions, such as an air bag deployment or hitting
a road obstacle, data that will assist in under‐
standing how a vehicle’s systems performed.
The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a
short period of time, typically 30 seconds or
less.
▷ Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were fastened.
▷ How far, if at all, the driver was depressing
the accelerator and/or brake pedal.
▷ How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better under‐
standing of the circumstances in which
crashes and injuries occur.
EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data are
recorded by the EDR under normal driving
conditions and no personal data, e.g., name,
gender, age, and crash location, are recorded.
However, other parties, such as law enforce‐
ment, could combine the EDR data with the
type of personally identifying data routinely ac‐
quired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special
equipment is required, and access to the vehi‐
cle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the ve‐
hicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law
enforcement, that have the special equipment,
can read the information if they have access to
the vehicle or the EDR.
Vehicle identification
number
The vehicle identification number can be found
in the engine compartment.
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The vehicle identification number can also be
found behind the windshield.
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following only applies to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause in‐
jury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis‐
tration NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of
North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, West‐
wood, New Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone
1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy campaign.
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., Washing‐
ton, DC 20590. You can also obtain other in‐
formation about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety-related defect to Transport Canada, De‐
fect Investigations and Recalls, may call the
toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle
safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.
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At a glance
These overviews of buttons, switches and
displays are intended to familiarize you with your
vehicle. You will also become quickly acquainted
with the available control concepts and options.
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Cockpit
Cockpit
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
All around the steering wheel
1
Seating comfort features
Seat, mirror, steering wheel
memory 65
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion 131
Intelligent Safety 118
Active seat 60
Lane departure warning 130
2
Roller sunblinds 53
3
Rear window safety switch 53
4
Power windows 52
5
Exterior mirror operation 66
6
Driver assistance systems
14
Night Vision 127
Head-up Display 102
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Cockpit
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Lights
At a glance
Cruise control on/off, interrupt‐
ing 148
Front fog lights 107
Reduce distance 144
Parking lights 104
Increase distance 144
Low beams 104
Cruise control rocker switch 149, 143
Automatic headlight con‐
trol 105
Daytime running lights 105
11 Instrument cluster 87
12 Steering wheel buttons, right
Entertainment source
Adaptive Light Control 105
High-beam Assistant 106
Volume
Instrument lighting 107
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Voice activation 26
Steering column stalk, left
Turn signal 80
Telephone, see user's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment and
Communication
High beams, head‐
light flasher 80
High-beam Assistant 106
Thumbwheel for selection lists 98
13 Steering column stalk, right
Wiper 81
Roadside parking lights 105
Rain sensor 81
On-board computer 98
9
Clean the windshields and head‐
lights 81
Shift paddles 85
10 Steering wheel buttons, left
14
Store speed 148, 141
Resume speed 149, 144
Cruise control on/off, interrupt‐
ing 141
Start/stop the engine, switch
driving readiness and the ignition
on/off 73
15 Horn, total area
16
Steering wheel heating 68
17
Adjust the steering wheel 68
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Cockpit
Open the trunk lid 44
19 Unlocking the hood
All around the center console
1
Control Display 18
2
Glove compartment 176
3
Ventilation 165
4
8
Parking brake 77
Auto Hold 78
Hazard warning system 227
Central locking system 44
9
PDC Park Distance Control 150
Top View 156
Rearview camera 152
5
Radio/CD/Multimedia, see user's manual
for Navigation, Entertainment and Commu‐
nication
6
Automatic climate control 162
7
Controller with buttons 18
Parking assistant 158
Side View 155
10
Driving Dynamics Control 138
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 136
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Cockpit
At a glance
11 Transmission selector lever
All around the roofliner
1
Intelligent Emergency Re‐
quest 227
4
Reading lights 108
2
Glass sunroof, powered 54
5
Interior lights 107
3
Indicator lamp, front-seat pas‐
senger airbag 111
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At a glance
iDrive
iDrive
Vehicle features and options
Control Display
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Hints
The concept
The iDrive combines the functions of many
switches. Thus, these functions can be oper‐
ated from a central location.
Using the iDrive during a trip
To avoid becoming distracted and pos‐
ing an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's
occupants and to other traffic, never attempt
to use the controls or enter information unless
traffic and road conditions allow it.◀
▷ To clean the Control Display, follow the
care instructions.
▷ Do not place objects close to the Control
Display; otherwise, the Control Display can
be damaged.
▷ In the case of very high temperatures on
the Control Display, e.g. due to intense so‐
lar radiation, the brightness may be re‐
duced down to complete deactivation.
Once the temperature is reduced, e.g.
through shadow or climate control system,
the normal functions are re-established.
Switching on
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press the controller.
Switch off
1.
Press button.
2. "Turn off control display"
Control elements at a glance
Control elements
Controller
1
Control Display
The buttons can be used to open the menus
directly. The controller can be used to select
menu items and enter the settings.
2
Controller with buttons and, depending on
the equipment version, with touchpad
Some iDrive functions can be operated using
the touchpad on the controller.
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1. Turn.
At a glance
Press button
Function
BACK
Displays the previous panel.
OPTION
Opens the Options menu.
Operating concept
Opening the main menu
Press button.
2. Press.
3. Move in four directions.
The main menu is displayed.
All iDrive functions can be called up via the
main menu.
Selecting menu items
Highlighted menu items can be selected.
1. Turn the controller until the desired menu
item is highlighted.
Buttons on controller
Press button
Function
MENU
Open the main menu.
RADIO
Opens the Radio menu.
MEDIA
Opens the Multimedia menu.
NAV
Opens the Navigation menu.
TEL
Opens the phone menu.
2. Press the controller.
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At a glance
iDrive
Menu items in the Owner's Manual
In the Owner's Manual, menu items that can be
selected are set in quotation marks, e.g.,
"Settings".
Changing between panels
After a menu item is selected, e.g., "Radio", a
new panel is displayed. Panels can overlap.
▷ Move the controller to the left.
Closes current display and shows previous
display.
Additional options: move the controller to the
right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is
displayed.
Reopens previous display by pressing
BACK button. In this case, the current
panel is not closed.
Options menu
▷ Move the controller to the right.
Opens new display on top of previous
screen.
The "Options" menu consists of various areas:
▷ Screen settings, e.g., "Split screen".
This area remains unchanged.
▷ Control options for the selected main
menu, e.g., for "Radio".
▷ If applicable, further operating options for
the selected menu, e.g., "Store station".
Changing settings
1. Select a field.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is displayed.
White arrows pointing to the left or right indi‐
cate that additional panels can be opened.
Display of an opened menu
When selecting a menu, it generally opens with
the panel that was last selected in that menu.
To display the first panel of a menu:
▷ Move the controller to the left repeatedly
until the first panel is displayed.
▷ Press the menu button on the controller
twice.
Opening the Options menu
Press button.
The "Options" menu is displayed.
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3. Press the controller.
Activating/deactivating the functions
Several menu items are preceded by a check‐
box. It indicates whether the function is acti‐
vated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item
activates or deactivates the function.
Function is activated.
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Function is deactivated.
Touchpad
At a glance
▷ To enter an underscore, swipe to the right
in the lower area of the touchpad.
Using interactive map and Internet
Some iDrive functions can be operated using
the touchpad on the controller:
Selecting functions
1. "Settings"
2. "Touchpad"
3. Select the desired function.
▷ "Speller": enter letters and numbers.
▷ "Interactive map": viewing the interac‐
tive map.
▷ "Browser": enter Internet addresses.
▷ "Audio feedback": pronounces entered
letters and numbers.
Entering letters and numbers
Entering letters requires some practice at the
beginning. When entering, pay attention to the
following:
▷ For the input of upper/lower case letters
and numbers, it may be necessary to reel
via the controller to the corresponding In‐
put mode, refer to page 24, e.g. when the
spelling of upper and lower case letters is
identical.
▷ Enter characters as they are displayed on
the Control Display.
▷ Always enter associated characters, such
as accents or periods so that the letter can
be clearly recognized. Possible input de‐
pends on the set language. Where neces‐
sary, enter special characters via the con‐
troller.
Via touch-pad move the interactive map in the
navigation system and Internet sites.
Function
Controls
Move interactive map or
Internet sites.
Swipe into re‐
spective direc‐
tion.
Enlarge/shrink interactive Drag in or out on
map or Internet sites.
the touchpad with
fingers.
Display the menu or open Tap once.
a link in the Internet.
Changing settings
You may change control display settings via
touchpad. Swipe left or right accordingly.
Example: setting the clock
Setting the clock
On the Control Display:
1.
Press button. The main menu is dis‐
played.
2. Turn the controller until "Settings" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
▷ To delete a character, slide to the left on
the touchpad.
▷ To enter a blank space, slide to the right in
the center of the touchpad.
▷ To enter a hyphen, slide to the right in the
upper area of the touchpad.
3. If necessary, move the controller to the left
to display "Time/Date".
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iDrive
4. Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is
highlighted, and then press the controller.
Radio symbols
Symbol Meaning
HD Radio station is being received.
Satellite radio is switched on.
Telephone symbols
Symbol Meaning
5. Turn the controller until "Time:" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Incoming or outgoing call.
Missed call.
Wireless network reception
strength.
Symbol flashes: network search.
Wireless network is not available.
Bluetooth is switched on.
Roaming is active.
6. Turn the controller to set the hours and
press the controller.
Text message was received.
Check the SIM card.
7. Turn the controller to set the minutes and
press the controller.
SIM card is blocked.
Status information
Enter PIN.
SIM card is missing.
Entertainment symbols
Status field
The following information is displayed in the
status field at the top right:
Symbol Meaning
▷ Time.
CD/DVD player.
▷ Current entertainment source.
Music collection.
▷ Sound output, on/off.
▷ Wireless network reception strength.
▷ Phone status.
▷ Traffic bulletin reception.
Status field symbols
The symbols are grouped as follows.
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Gracenote® database.
AUX-IN port in the front or in the
rear.
USB audio interface.
Mobile phone audio interface.
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Additional symbols
Symbol Meaning
Spoken instructions are turned off.
General information
Additional information can be displayed on the
right side of the split screen, e.g., information
from the on-board comupter.
In the divided screen view, the so-called split
screen, this information remains visible even
when you change to another menu.
Switching the split screen on and off
On the Control Display:
Press button.
2. "Split screen"
Selecting the display
On the Control Display:
1.
Programmable memory
buttons
General information
The iDrive functions can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly, e.g., radio stations, navigation destina‐
tions, phone numbers and menu entries.
Split screen
1.
At a glance
Press button.
2. "Split screen"
3. Move the controller until the split screen is
selected.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Saving a function
1. Highlight the function via the iDrive.
2.
Press and hold the desired button,
until a signal sounds.
Running a function
Press button.
The function will work immediately.
This means, e.g., that the number is dialed
when a phone number is selected.
Displaying the button assignment
Touch buttons with bare fingers. Do not wear
gloves or use objects.
The key assignment is displayed at top edge of
screen.
4. Press the controller or select "Split screen
content".
5. Select the desired menu item.
Deleting the button assignments
1. Press buttons 1 and 8 simultaneously for
approx. five seconds.
2. "OK"
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iDrive
Deleting personal in the
vehicle
Entering letters and numbers
General information
The concept
On the Control Display:
Depending on the usage, the vehicle saves
personal data, such as stored radio stations.
These personal data can be permanently de‐
leted through iDrive.
1. Turn the controller: select letters or num‐
bers.
General information
3. "OK": confirm the entry.
Depending on the equipment package, the fol‐
lowing data can be deleted:
2. Select additional letters or numbers if
needed.
Symbol Function
Press the controller: delete the let‐
ter or number.
▷ Personal Profile settings.
▷ Stored radio stations.
▷ Stored Favorites buttons.
Press the controller for an extended
period: delete all letters or numbers.
▷ Travel and computer information.
▷ Music collection.
▷ Navigation, e.g. stored destinations.
▷ Phone book.
▷ Online data, e.g. Favorites, cookies.
▷ Voice notes.
▷ Login accounts.
Switching between cases, letters and
numbers
Depending on the menu, you can reel between
entering upper and lower case, letters and
numbers:
Symbol
▷ RemoteApp smartphone tethering.
Enter the letters.
Altogether, the deletion of the data can take up
to 30 minutes.
Functional requirement
Data can only be deleted while stationary.
Deleting data
2. "Settings"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete personal data"
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or
Tip controller up.
Without navigation system
Entry comparison
Entering names and addresses: choice is nar‐
rowed down with every letter entered and let‐
ters may be added automatically.
1. Turn on operations.
6. "OK"
Enter the numbers.
Select the symbol.
Heed and follow the instructions on the Con‐
trol Display.
5. "Continue"
Function
Entries are continuously compared with data
stored in the vehicle.
▷ Only those letters are offered during input
for which data is available.
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▷ Target search: names of locations may be
entered in languages available through
Control Display.
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Voice activation system
Voice activation system
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
1.
Press button on the steering
wheel.
2. Wait for the signal.
3. Say the command.
A command that is recognized by the voice
activation system is announced and dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
The concept
This symbol in the instrument cluster indi‐
cates that the voice activation system is active.
▷ Most functions displayed on the Control
Display can be operated by voice com‐
mands via the voice activation system. The
system supports you with announcements
during input.
If no other commands are available, use func‐
tion via iDrive.
▷ Functions that can only be used when the
vehicle is stationary cannot be used via the
voice activation system.
Briefly press the button on the steer‐
ing wheel or ›Cancel‹.
▷ The system uses a special microphone on
the driver's side.
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions in the Owner's
Manual to use with the voice activation
system.
Terminating the voice activation
system
Possible commands
Most menu items on the Control Display can
be voiced as commands.
The available commands depend on the menu
that is currently displayed on the Control Dis‐
play.
Requirements
Via the Control Display, set a language that is
also supported by the voice activation system
so that the spoken commands can be identi‐
fied.
Set the language, refer to page 101.
There are short commands for many functions.
You may select lists such as phone lists via
voice activation. Read these lists out loud ex‐
actly as they show in the respective list.
Having possible commands read aloud
You can have available commands read out
loud for you: ›Voice commands‹
E. g. if the "Settings" menu is displayed, the
commands for the settings are read out loud.
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Voice activation system
Executing functions using short
commands
2.
Execute functions on the main menu via short
commands. It almost doesn't matter which
menu item is selected, e.g., ›Vehicle status‹.
3. ›Tone‹
List of short commands for the voice activation
system, see Navigation, Entertainment, Com‐
munication Owner's Manual.
Help dialog for the voice activation
system
Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹
Additional commands for the help dialog:
▷ ›Help with examples‹: announces informa‐
tion about the current operating options
and the most important commands for
them.
At a glance
Press button on the steering
wheel.
Setting the voice dialog
Set system to standard dialog or use a short
version.
The short version of the voice dialog plays
back short messages in abbreviated form.
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
3. "Speech type:"
4. Select setting.
▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information
about the principle of operation for the
voice activation system is announced.
One example: open the tone
settings
Via the main menu
The commands of the menu items are spoken
just as they are selected via the controller.
Adjusting the volume
1. Turn on the Entertainment sound output if
needed.
Turn the volume button while giving an in‐
struction until the desired volume is set.
2.
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
Press button on the steering
wheel.
▷ The volume is stored for the profile cur‐
rently in use.
3. ›Radio‹
4. ›Tone‹
Via short command
The desired tone settings can also be started
via a short command.
1. Turn on the Entertainment sound output if
needed.
Hints on Emergency
Requests
Do not use the voice activation system to ini‐
tiate an Emergency Request. In stressful situa‐
tions, the voice and vocal pitch can change.
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Voice activation system
This can unnecessarily delay the establish‐
ment of a phone connection.
Instead, use the SOS button, refer to
page 227, close to the interior mirror.
Environmental conditions
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the voice activation system.
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sun‐
roof closed to prevent noise interference.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
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Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
At a glance
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Vehicle features and options
Select components
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
1.
Press button.
2. Turn the controller: open "Vehicle info".
3. Press the controller.
4. Selecting desired range:
▷ "Quick reference"
▷ "Search by pictures"
▷ "Owner's Manual"
Integrated Owner's Manual
in the vehicle
The Integrated Owner's Manual can be dis‐
played on the Control Display. It specifically
describes features and functions found in the
vehicle.
Components of the Integrated
Owner's Manual
The Integrated Owner's Manual consists of
three parts, which offer various levels of infor‐
mation or possible access.
Quick Reference Guide
The Quick Reference Guide provides informa‐
tion how to operate the car, how to use basic
vehicle functions or what to do in case of a
breakdown. This information can also be dis‐
played while driving.
Leafing through the Owner's Manual
Page by page with link access
Turn the controller until the next or previous
page is displayed.
Page by page without link access
Scroll through the pages directly while skip‐
ping the links.
Highlight the symbol once. Now simply press
the controller to browse from page to page.
Scroll back.
Search by images
Image search provides information and de‐
scriptions. This is helpful when the terminol‐
ogy for a feature is not at hand.
Scroll forward.
Owner's Manual
Search for information and descriptions by en‐
tering terms selected from the index.
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Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
Context help - Owner's Manual to the
temporarily selected function
You may open the relevant information di‐
rectly.
Programmable memory buttons
General information
Opening via the iDrive
The Owner's Manual can be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons and called up di‐
rectly.
To move directly from the application on the
Control Display to the Options menu:
Storing
1. "Owner's Manual" Select via the iDrive.
1.
Press button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
Opening when a Check Control
message is displayed
Directly from the Check Control message on
the Control Display:
2.
Press selected button for more
than 2 seconds.
Executing
Press button.
The Owner's Manual is displayed im‐
mediately.
"Display Owner's Manual"
Changing between a function and the
Owner's Manual
To reel from a function, e. g., radio, to the
Owner's Manual on the Control Display and to
alternate between the two displays:
1.
Press button or move the controller
to the right repeatedly until the "Options"
menu is displayed.
2. "Display Owner's Manual"
3. Select the desired page in the Owner's
Manual.
4.
Press button again to return to last
displayed function.
5.
Press button to return to the page of
the Owner's Manual displayed last.
To alternate permanently between the last dis‐
played function and the Owner's Manual re‐
peat steps 4 & 5. Opens a new display every
time.
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BMW ActiveHybrid
Vehicle features and options
6
Auxiliary battery, combustion engine
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
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Starter battery, combustion engine
Hybrid system
In addition to this, the electric motor acts like
an alternator: during braking and coasting, it
converts the vehicle's kinetic energy into elec‐
tricity. The current is stored in the high-voltage
battery and is used to drive the electric motor.
Special features of the hybrid system
High-voltage system
This BMW is a hybrid vehicle. In addition to the
combustion engine, the vehicle features a
high-voltage system that consists of an elec‐
tric motor and a high-voltage battery among
other things.
Overview
The concept
The hybrid system makes it possible to opti‐
mize fuel consumption and driving characteris‐
tics.
An electric motor assists the combustion en‐
gine. In certain driving situations, the vehicle
can also be driven using only electric power,
thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Functions
Electric driving: eDRIVE
Under certain conditions, refer to page 76,
the vehicle is powered only by the electric mo‐
tor.
Acceleration boost
Driving off and accelerating require a lot of en‐
ergy.
To optimize acceleration and to reduce fuel
consumption, the electric motor boosts the
combustion engine, refer to page 77. To do
this, the electric motor uses the energy saved
in the high-voltage battery.
1
Combustion engine
2
Electric motor
3
Control-system electronics, electric motor
4
High-voltage cables (orange)
5
High-voltage battery
Auto Start/Stop function
The Auto Start/Stop function, refer to
page 75, switches the combustion engine off
when coasting, braking and while the vehicle is
stopped. Convenience functions such as the
automatic climate control are supplied by the
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high-voltage battery and can remain switched
on.
ing off and with the combustion engine
switched off.
Driving with combustion engine:
DRIVE
Using the auxiliary air conditioning and residual
cooling functions, the vehicle interior can be
cooled immediately prior to departure and if
the trip is interrupted.
The combustion engine, refer to page 77,
provides the primary performance to move the
vehicle. If necessary, the high-voltage battery
is charged at the same time.
The hybrid system always starts the combus‐
tion engine automatically.
Energy recovery: CHARGE
The high-voltage battery of the hybrid system
is charged through energy recovery while driv‐
ing.
The electric motor acts as a generator and
converts the kinetic energy of the vehicle into
electric current.
Charging can take place in various situations:
▷ When the vehicle is coasting if the acceler‐
ator pedal is not pressed.
▷ During vehicle braking.
▷ Residual cooling, refer to page 168.
▷ Auxiliary air conditioning, refer to
page 169
Adapting to the course of the road
When the navigation system destination guid‐
ance is active, the hybrid system uses the ex‐
isting navigation data. Hybrid operation adapts
to the specific route sections. These may be:
▷ Steep gradients.
▷ Arrival in the destination zone.
Pay attention to the notes in Adapting to the
course of the road, refer to page 90.
Display
The displays of the hybrid system, refer to
page 88, provide information about the cur‐
rent state of hybrid operation and show the
system activity in a chart.
When exerting gentle pressure on the brakes,
the vehicle is only braked by the electric motor.
When the brake pedal is depressed further, the
brake system is activated additionally. This is
why only part of the brake energy is used to
charge the high-voltage battery when exerting
firm pressure on the brake.
Energy-saving driving
Foresighted driving and the early reduction of
speed are important to make full use of the hy‐
brid characteristics of the vehicle.
▷ Using the hybrid system efficiently, refer to
page 182
Coasting
The engine is automatically switched off. This
driving condition of rolling is referred to as
coasting, refer to page 76.
Auxiliary functions of the automatic
climate control
To save energy while driving, read the follow‐
ing information:
▷ Saving fuel, refer to page 190.
▷ ECO PRO mode, refer to page 191.
▷ Adapting to the course of the road, refer to
page 90.
Safety information
Read the information on safe handling of the
high-voltage system, refer to page 34.
The hybrid system makes it possible to oper‐
ate the automatic climate control prior to driv‐
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Long-term
Follow the instructions for vehicle storage and
for longer idle periods, refer to page 236
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Safety of the high-voltage system
Safety of the high-voltage system
Hybrid system work
Your vehicle's hybrid system is a self-con‐
tained system. Safety is ensured as long as no
work is performed on the technical compo‐
nents.
Thus, have work on the vehicle, for instance
retrofitting accessories, performed by the
service center or a workshop that works ac‐
cording to BMW specifications with appropri‐
ately trained personnel.
Hybrid system: automatic
deactivation
If an accident occurs, the hybrid system is
switched off automatically to prevent risk of
danger to occupants and other traffic.
Read the information on What to do after an
accident, refer to page 231.
Maintenance and repairs
Have maintenance and repair work per‐
formed only by a service center or a workshop
that works according to BMW specifications
with appropriately trained personnel. Other‐
wise, there is the risk of fatal injury from elec‐
trocution due to the high-voltage system's
high voltage.◀
Hybrid system: contact with
water
The hybrid system is typically safe even in the
following example situations:
▷ Water in the footwell, for instance after a
rainstorm when sunroof was kept open.
▷ Vehicle is in water but only up to the al‐
lowed height.
▷ Liquid escapes in the trunk.
In these cases there is no risk of injury from
electrocution. Other damage to the vehicle is
possible.
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you with
information that will give you complete control of
your vehicle. All features and accessories that
are useful for driving and your safety, comfort
and convenience are described here.
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing
Vehicle features and options
Overview
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Remote control/key
1
Unlocking
2
Locking
3
Opening the trunk lid
With automatic tailgate operation: opening
the trunk lid
General information
The vehicle is supplied with two remote con‐
trols with integrated key.
Every remote control holds a replaceable bat‐
tery.
You may set the key functions depending on
the optional features and country-specific ver‐
sion. For Settings, refer to page 50.
4
Function adjustable:
Panic mode in alarm system, auxiliary air
conditioning, headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture
Integrated key
The vehicle stores personal settings for every
remote control. Personal Profile, refer to
page 39.
The remote controls hold information on re‐
quired maintenance. Service data in the re‐
mote control, refer to page 218
Press button, arrow 1, and remove the key, ar‐
row 2.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
▷ Driver's door.
▷ Storage compartment in the front center
armrest.
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Controls
The storage compartment contains a switch
for separately securing the trunk lid, refer to
page 46.
▷ Interference from radio transmissions
through mobile devices in close proximity
to remote control.
Replacing the battery
▷ Interference of radio transmission by
charger while charging items such as mo‐
bile devices in the vehicle.
A Check Control message is displayed if an at‐
tempt is made to switch on the ignition or start
the engine or activate engine readiness.
Starting the engine or activating drive
readiness with emergency detection
of the remote control
1. Remove integrated key from remote con‐
trol.
2. Push in the catch with the key, arrow 1.
3. Remove the cover of the battery compart‐
ment, arrow 2.
4. Insert a battery of the same type with the
positive side facing up.
5. Press the cover closed.
Take the used battery to a recycling
center or to your service center.
New remote controls
New remote controls are available from the
service center.
Loss of the remote controls
Lost remote controls can be disabled by your
service center.
Steptronic transmission: if a corresponding
Check Control message appears, hold the re‐
mote control, as shown, against the marked
area on the steering column and press the
Start/Stop button within 10 seconds while
pressing the brake.
If the remote control is not recognized: slightly
change the height position of the remote con‐
trol and repeat the procedure.
Personal Profile
Emergency detection of remote
control
The concept
Also in one of the following situations, the igni‐
tion can be switched on, engine started or
drive readiness activated:
Personal Profile provides three profiles, using
which personal vehicle settings can be stored.
Every remote control has one of these profiles
assigned.
▷ Interference of radio transmission to re‐
mote control by external sources e.g., by
radio masts.
▷ Empty battery in remote control.
If the vehicle is unlocked using a remote con‐
trol, the assigned personal profile will be acti‐
vated. All settings stored in the profile are au‐
tomatically applied.
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Controls
Opening and closing
If several drivers use their own remote control,
the vehicle will adjust the personal settings
during unlocking. These settings are also re‐
stored, if the vehicle has been used in the
meantime by a person with a different remote
control.
Changes to the settings are automatically
saved in the personal profile.
Three personal profiles and a guest profile can
be created.
Adjusting
The settings for the following systems and
functions are saved in the active profile. The
scope of storable settings is country- and
equipment-dependable.
▷ Unlocking and locking.
▷ Lights.
▷ Climate control.
Profile management
Opening profiles
Regardless of the remote control in use a dif‐
ferent profile may be activated.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. Select a profile.
▷ All settings stored in the called-up profile
are automatically applied.
▷ The called-up profile is assigned to the re‐
mote control being used at the time.
▷ If the profile is already assigned to a differ‐
ent remote control, this profile will apply to
both remote controls. It cannot be differen‐
tiated anymore between the settings for
the two remote controls.
Renaming profiles
▷ Radio.
A personal name can be assigned to every pro‐
file to avoid confusion between the profiles.
▷ Instrument cluster.
▷ Programmable memory buttons.
▷ Volumes, tone.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
▷ Control Display.
3. "Options"
▷ Navigation.
▷ Park Distance Control PDC.
4. "Rename current profile"
▷ Rearview camera
Resetting profiles
▷ Side View.
▷ Head-up Display.
The settings of the active profile are reset to
their default values.
▷ Driving Dynamics Control.
1. "Settings"
▷ Driver's seat position, exterior mirror posi‐
tion, steering wheel position.
2. "Profiles"
▷ Cruise control.
4. "Reset current profile"
3. "Options"
▷ Intelligent Safety.
▷ Active Blind Spot Detection.
Exporting profiles
▷ Night vision.
Most settings of the active profile can be ex‐
ported.
This can be helpful for securing and retrieving
personal settings, before delivering the vehicle
to a workshop, e.g. Profiles can be taken to an‐
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other vehicle equipped with the Personal Pro‐
file function.
Controls
Display profile list during start
The following export options are available:
The profile list can be displayed during each
start to select the desired profile.
▷ Via BMW Online.
1. "Settings"
▷ Via the USB port to a USB device.
2. "Profiles"
Popular file systems for USB devices are
supported. FAT32 and exFAT are the rec‐
ommended formats for profile export.
Other formats may not support the export.
1. "Settings"
3. "Options"
4. "Display user list at startup"
Using the remote control
2. "Profiles"
Note
3. "Export profile"
4. BMW Online: "BMW Online"
USB interface: "USB device"
Take the remote control with you
Profiles exported via BMW Online can also be
imported via BMW Online.
People or animals left unattended in a
parked vehicle can lock the doors from the in‐
side. Always take the remote control with you
when leaving the vehicle so that the vehicle
can then be opened from the outside.◀
Profiles stored on a USB device can be im‐
ported via the USB interface.
Unlocking
Importing profiles
Existing settings are overwritten with the im‐
ported profile.
Press button on the remote control.
▷ All doors and the tailgate are being un‐
locked.
1. "Settings"
2. "Profiles"
3. "Import profile"
4. BMW Online: "BMW Online"
USB interface: "USB device"
Using the guest profile
The guest profile is for individual settings that
are saved in none of the three personal pro‐
files.
This can be useful for drivers who are using
the vehicle temporarily and do not have their
own profile.
▷ Interior lamps and courtesy lamps are acti‐
vated. This function is not available, if the
interior lamps were switched off manually.
▷ The welcome lamps are switched on, if this
function was activated.
▷ Exterior mirrors folded through convenient
closing are folded open.
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
For Settings, refer to page 50.
Anti-theft protection is switched off.
The alarm system, refer to page 51, is dis‐
armed.
1. "Settings"
Convenient opening
2. "Profiles"
3. "Guest"
The guest profile cannot be renamed. It is not
assigned to the current remote control.
Press and hold this button on the re‐
mote control after unlocking.
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Controls
Opening and closing
The windows and the glass sunroof are
opened, as long as the button on the remote
control is pressed.
Opening the trunk lid
Locking
The trunk lid opens, regardless of whether the
vehicle was previously locked or unlocked.
Locking from the outside
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside
with people inside the car, as the vehicle can‐
not be unlocked from inside without special
knowledge.◀
The driver's door must be closed.
Press button on the remote control.
All doors, the tailgate, and the fuel filler flap are
being locked.
Anti-theft protection is switched on. It pre‐
vents the doors from being unlocked using the
lock buttons or the door openers.
The alarm system, refer to page 51, is armed.
Switching on interior lights and
courtesy lights
Press button on the remote control with
the vehicle locked.
This function is not available, if the interior
lamps were switched off manually.
If the button is pressed again within 10 sec‐
onds after vehicle was locked, the interior mo‐
tion sensor and tilt alarm sensor of the antitheft warning system, refer to page 52, are
turned off. After locking, wait 10 seconds be‐
fore pressing the button again.
Panic mode
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press button on the remote control for
at least 3 seconds.
To reel off the alarm: press any button.
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Press button on the remote control for
approx. 1 second.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and
up. Ensure that adequate clearance is available
before opening.
Depending on the features and the country
version, it is also possible to have door un‐
locked. Create the settings, refer to page 50.
If the doors were not unlocked, the trunk lid is
locked again as soon as it closes.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐
mote control is locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Switching on the headlight courtesy
delay feature
The headlight courtesy delay feature function
must be set for the remote control button. For
Settings, refer to page 50.
Briefly press the button on the remote
control.
The duration can be set in the Control Display.
Malfunction
Remote control detection by the vehicle can
among others be malfunctioning under the fol‐
lowing circumstances:
▷ The battery of the remote control is dis‐
charged. Replace the battery, refer to
page 39.
▷ Interference of the radio connection from
transmission towers or other equipment
with high transmit power.
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▷ Shielding of the remote control due to
metal objects.
Without remote control
▷ Interference of the radio connection from
mobile phones or other electronic devices
in direct proximity.
From the outside
Do not transport the remote control together
with metal objects or electronic devices.
In the case of interference, the vehicle can also
be unlocked and locked from the outside with‐
out remote control, refer to page 43.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is gov‐
erned by the following:
Locking from the outside
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside
with people inside the car, as the vehicle can‐
not be unlocked from inside without special
knowledge.◀
Remove the key before pulling the door
handle
Before pulling the outside door handle, remove
the key to avoid damaging the paintwork and
the key.◀
FCC ID:
▷ LX8766S.
▷ LX8766E.
▷ LX8CAS.
▷ LX8CAS2.
▷ MYTCAS4.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful inter‐
ference, 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.
Unlock or lock the driver's door via the door
lock using the integrated key, refer to page 38.
In some vehicle equipment versions, only the
driver's door can be unlocked or locked via the
door lock. In this case, the other doors must be
unlocked or locked from the inside.
Alarm system
With some country versions, the alarm system
is not armed if the vehicle is locked with the
integrated key.
In some country-specific versions, the alarm
system is triggered when the vehicle is un‐
locked via the door lock.
In order to terminate this alarm, unlock vehicle
with the remote control or switch on the igni‐
tion, if needed, through emergency detection
of the remote control, refer to page 39.
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Controls
Opening and closing
From the inside
Doors
Unlocking and locking
Automatic Soft Closing
To close the doors, push lightly.
It is closed automatically.
Danger of jamming
Make sure that the closing path of the
doors is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Pressing the central locking system button
locks or unlocks the vehicle with the front
doors closed.
The vehicle is not secured against theft when
locking.
The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
In the event of a severe accident, the vehicle is
automatically unlocked. The hazard warning
system and interior lights come on.
Trunk lid
Opening
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and
up.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available
before opening.
Opening from the outside
Unlocking and opening
▷ Press button on the trunk lid.
▷
▷ Press the central locking system button to
unlock the doors together, and then pull
the door handle above the armrest.
▷ On the door to be opened, pull the door
handle twice: the first time unlocks the
door, the second time opens it. The other
doors remain locked.
Press button on the remote con‐
trol for approx. 1 second.
As the case may be, the doors are also un‐
locked. Unlocking with the remote control,
refer to page 42.
The trunk lid opens.
Opening from the inside
With the vehicle is stationary, press
the button in the driver's footwell.
The trunk lid opens.
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Hints
Controls
Automatic tailgate operation
Opening
Keep the closing path clear
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may re‐
sult.◀
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and
up. Ensure that adequate clearance is available
before opening.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐
mote control is locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Locking
▷ Press button on the exterior of the trunk
lid.
▷
Press button on the remote con‐
trol for approx. 1 second.
As the case may be, the doors are also un‐
locked. Opening with the remote control,
refer to page 42.
▷
Push the button in the driver's
footwell.
Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid
to lock the vehicle prior to closing.
Pressing the button again stops the motion.
The driver's door must be closed for this pur‐
pose.
▷ When starting the engine.
The opening procedure is likewise interrupted:
▷ When the vehicle starts moving.
▷ By pressing the button in the driver's foot‐
well.
Closing
▷ By pressing the button on the inside of the
trunk lid.
Provide edge protection
Sharp objects or those with edges can
hit the rear window while driving and damage
the heat conductors of the rear window. Pro‐
vide edge protection.◀
Recessed grips in the interior trim of the trunk
lid make it easier to pull down the lid.
Closing
Without Comfort Access:
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Opening and closing
▷ Press button on the inside of the trunk lid.
The trunk lid closes automatically.
Pressing the button again stops the mo‐
tion.
▷ Press button on the exterior of the trunk
lid.
Pressing the button again stops the mo‐
tion.
The closing operation is interrupted:
With Comfort Access:
▷ When starting the engine.
▷ The vehicle starts off with jerks.
Keep the closing path clear
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may re‐
sult.◀
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
▷ Press button, arrow 1, on the inside of the
trunk lid.
Pressing the button again stops the mo‐
tion.
▷ Press button, arrow 2.
The vehicle will be locked after closing the
tailgate. The driver's door must be closed
for this purpose and the remote control
must be outside of the vehicle in the area
of the trunk lid.
Pressing the button again stops the mo‐
tion.
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐
mote control is locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical fault, manually op‐
erate the unlocked trunk lid slowly and
smoothly.
To close it completely, push the trunk lid down
lightly. It is closed automatically.
Keep the closing path clear
Make sure that the closing path is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Locking separately
The trunk lid can be locked separately using
the switch in the center armrest. If the center
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arm rest is locked, the trunk lid cannot be
opened.
▷ Trunk lid secured, arrow 1.
▷ Trunk lid not secured, ar‐
row 2.
Slide the switch into the arrow 1 position. This
secures the trunk lid and disconnects it from
the central locking system.
This is beneficial when the vehicle is parked
using valet service. The infrared remote con‐
trol can be handed out without the key.
Emergency unlocking
Controls
▷ Open the trunk lid individually.
▷ Open trunk lid with no-touch activation.
▷ Open/close trunk lid with no-touch activa‐
tion.
▷ Start the engine.
Functional requirements
▷ There are no external sources of interfer‐
ence nearby.
▷ To lock the vehicle, the remote control
must be located outside of the vehicle.
▷ The next unlocking and locking cycle is not
possible until after approx. 2 seconds.
▷ The engine can only be started if the re‐
mote control is in the vehicle.
Unlocking
Pull the handle inside the cargo area.
The trunk lid unlocks.
Comfort Access
The concept
Grasp the handle of a vehicle door completely,
arrow.
This corresponds with pressing the button on
the remote control.
The vehicle can be accessed without activat‐
ing the remote control.
All you need to do is to have the remote con‐
trol with you, such as in your pants pocket.
The vehicle automatically detects the remote
control when it is in close proximity or in the
car's interior.
Comfort Access supports the following func‐
tions:
▷ Unlocking/locking of the vehicle.
▷ Convenient closing.
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Opening and closing
Locking
Separately unlocking the trunk lid
Press button on the exterior of the trunk lid.
This corresponds to pressing
mote control button.
the re‐
The situation of the doors does not change.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
Touch the surface on the handle of a vehicle
door, arrow, with your finger for approx. 1 sec‐
ond without grasping the door handle.
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐
mote control is locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
This corresponds with pressing the button on
the remote control.
Opening and closing trunk lid with notouch activation
To save battery power, ensure that the ignition
and all electronic systems and/or power con‐
sumers are turned off before locking the vehi‐
cle.
The trunk lid can be opened with no-touch ac‐
tivation using the remote control you are carry‐
ing. With automatic tailgate operation, it can
also be closed with no-touch activation. Two
sensors detect a forward-directed foot motion
in the center of the area at the rear of the car
and the trunk lid opens and/or closes.
Convenient closing
Monitor closing
Monitor closing to ensure that no one
becomes trapped.◀
Foot movement to be carried out
Do not touch vehicle
With the foot motion, make sure there is
steady stance and do not touch the vehicle;
otherwise, there is a danger of injury, e. g. from
hot exhaust system parts.◀
1. Place in the center behind the vehicle,
about an arm's length from the vehicle rear.
2. Move a foot in the direction of travel as far
under the vehicle as possible and immedi‐
ately pull it back. With this movement, the
Touch the surface on the handle of a vehicle
door, arrow, with your finger and hold it there
without grasping the door handle.
This corresponds to pressing and holding
the remote control button.
In addition to locking, the windows and the
glass sunroof close and the exterior mirrors
fold in.
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leg must pass through the ranges of both
sensors.
Controls
Another foot movement can interrupt the clos‐
ing operation.
Avoiding unintentional closing
In situations in which the opened trunk
lid should not to be closed with no-touch acti‐
vation, ensure that the remote control is lo‐
cated beyond the range of the sensor, at least
5 ft/1.50 m from the rear of the car.
Otherwise, the trunk lid may be closed inadver‐
tently, for example by an unintentional or mis‐
interpreted movement of the foot.◀
Opening
Keep the closing path clear
Perform the foot movement described earlier.
Before the opening, the hazard warning sys‐
tem flashes.
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may re‐
sult.◀
The trunk lid opens, regardless of whether it
was previously locked or unlocked.
Do not place the remote control in the
cargo area
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and
up. Ensure that adequate clearance is available
before opening.
Preventing inadvertent opening
Take the remote control with you and do not
leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐
mote control is locked inside the vehicle when
the trunk lid is closed.◀
In situations where the trunk lid is not to
be opened with no-touch activation, ensure
that the remote control is located beyond the
range of the sensor, at least 5 ft/1.50 m from
the rear of the car.
Remote control detection by the vehicle can
among others be malfunctioning under the fol‐
lowing circumstances:
Otherwise, the trunk lid may be opened inad‐
vertently, for example by an unintentional or
misinterpreted movement of the foot.◀
▷ The battery of the remote control is dis‐
charged. Replace the battery, refer to
page 39.
Closing
▷ Interference of the radio connection from
transmission towers or other equipment
with high transmit power.
Tailgate closing with no-touch activation is
only possible with automatic tailgate operation.
Malfunction
Perform the foot movement described earlier.
▷ Shielding of the remote control due to
metal objects.
The hazard warning system flashes on and an
acoustic signal sounds before the trunk lid
closes.
▷ Interference of the radio connection from
mobile phones or other electronic devices
in direct proximity.
When closing, the trunk lid pivots back and
down.
Do not transport the remote control together
with metal objects or electronic devices.
The closing of the trunk lid has no effect on the
locking of the vehicle.
In the case of a malfunction, unlock and lock
the vehicle using the buttons of the remote
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Opening and closing
control or using the integrated key, refer to
page 43.
2. "Doors/key"
3. Deactivate or activate the desired confir‐
mation signals.
▷ "Acoustic sig. lock/unlock"
Adjusting
▷ "Flash when lock/unlock"
Unlocking
The settings are saved in the active profile, re‐
fer to page 39.
Automatic locking
The settings are saved in the active profile, re‐
fer to page 39.
Doors
1. "Settings"
1. "Settings"
2. "Doors/key"
2. "Doors/key"
3. Select the desired function:
3.
Select the symbol.
▷ "Lock if no door is opened"
4. Select the desired function:
The vehicle locks automatically after a
short period of time if no door is
opened.
▷ "Driver's door only"
Only the driver's door and the fuel filler
flap are unlocked. Pressing again un‐
locks the entire vehicle.
▷ "Lock after start driving"
The vehicle locks automatically after
you drive off.
▷ "All doors"
The entire vehicle is unlocked.
Trunk lid
Headlamp courtesy delay feature/
standing climate control
Depending on optional features and country
version, this setting is not offered in some
cases.
1. "Settings"
1. "Settings"
2. "Doors/key"
2. "Doors/key"
3.
3.
4. Select the desired function:
Select the symbol.
4. Select the desired function:
The settings are saved in the active profile, re‐
fer to page 39.
Select the symbol.
▷ "Pathway lighting"
Headlight courtesy delay feature
▷ "Tailgate"
The trunk lid is opened.
▷ "Tailgate + door(s)"
The trunk lid is opened and the doors
are unlocked.
Confirmation signals from the vehicle
The settings are saved in the active profile, re‐
fer to page 39.
▷ "Comfort cooling"
Stationary climate control
Retrieving the seat, mirror, and
steering wheel settings
The driver's seat, exterior mirror, and steering
wheel position adjusted last will be stored for
the active profile.
1. "Settings"
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When the vehicle is unlocked, these positions
are automatically retrieved if this function was
activated.
Pinch hazard when moving back the seat
If this function is used, first make sure
that the footwell behind the driver's seat is
empty. Otherwise, people might get injured or
objects damaged when the seat is moved
back.◀
The adjustment procedure is interrupted:
▷ When a seat position reel is pressed.
▷ When a button of the seat, mirror, and
steering wheel memory is pressed briefly.
Activating the setting
1. "Settings"
2. "Doors/key"
3. "Last seat position autom."
Controls
the door lock the alarm system is disarmed or
armed at the same time.
Door lock and armed alarm system
Unlocking via the door lock will trigger the
alarm on some country-specific versions.
Trunk lid and armed alarm system
The trunk lid can be opened even when the
alarm system is armed.
After the trunk lid is closed, it is locked and
monitored again when the doors are locked.
The hazard warning system flashes once.
Panic mode
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press button on the remote control for
at least 3 seconds.
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Alarm system
Indicator lamp on the interior rearview
mirror
The concept
When the vehicle is locked, the vehicle alarm
system responds to:
▷ Opening a door, the hood or the trunk lid.
▷ Movements in the interior.
▷ Changes in the vehicle tilt, e. g., during at‐
tempts at stealing a wheel or when towing
the car.
▷ Disconnected battery voltage.
The alarm system briefly signals tampering:
▷ By sounding an acoustic alarm.
▷ By switching on the hazard warning sys‐
tem.
▷ By flashing the daytime running lights.
Arming and disarming the alarm
system
When you unlock or lock the vehicle, either
with the remote control, Comfort Access or at
▷ The indicator lamp flashes briefly every
2 seconds:
The system is armed.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
The doors, hood or trunk lid is not closed
properly, but the rest of the vehicle is se‐
cured.
After 10 seconds, the indicator lamp
flashes continuously. Interior motion sen‐
sor and tilt alarm sensor are not active.
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Opening and closing
When the still open access is closed, inte‐
rior motion sensor and tilt alarm sensor will
be switched on.
▷ The indicator lamp goes out after unlock‐
ing:
The vehicle has not been tampered with.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after unlocking
until the engine ignition is switched on, but
no longer than approx. 5 minutes:
Switching off the alarm
▷ Unlock vehicle with the remote control or
switch on the ignition, if needed through
emergency detection of remote control, re‐
fer to page 39.
▷ With Comfort Access: if you are carrying
the remote control on your person, grasp
the driver side or front passenger side door
handle completely.
An alarm has been triggered.
Power windows
Tilt alarm sensor
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored.
The alarm system responds in situations such
as attempts to steal a wheel or when the car is
towed.
Interior motion sensor
Hint
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, e.g., can‐
not operate the power windows and injure
themselves.◀
The windows and glass sunroof must be
closed for the system to function properly.
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sen‐
sor can be switched off together, such as in
the following situations:
▷ In automatic car washes.
▷ In duplex garages.
▷ During transport on trains carrying vehi‐
cles, at sea or on a trailer.
▷ With animals in the vehicle.
Opening
▷
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
Press the remote control button again
within 10 seconds as soon as the vehicle
is locked.
The indicator lamp lights up for approx. 2 sec‐
onds and then continues to flash.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sen‐
sor are turned off, until the vehicle is locked
again.
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Press the button to the resistance
point.
The window opens while the switch is held.
▷
Press the switch beyond the resist‐
ance point.
The window opens automatically. Pressing
the switch again stopse the motion.
See also: Convenient opening, refer to
page 41, via remote control.
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Closing
Keep the closing path clear
Monitor closing and make sure that the
closing path of the window is clear; otherwise,
injuries may result.◀
▷
Pull the switch to the resistance
point.
The window closes while the switch is
held.
Controls
E.g. danger from the outside or ice might pre‐
vent window from closing properly - proceed
as follows:
1. Pull the reel past the resistance point and
hold it there.
The pinch protection is limited and the
window reopens slightly if the closing force
exceeds a certain margin.
2. Pull the reel past the resistance point again
within approx. 4 seconds and hold it there.
The window closes without jam protection.
▷
Pull the switch beyond the resistance
point.
Safety switch
The window closes automatically. Pulling
again stops the motion.
General information
See also: closing by means of Comfort Access,
refer to page 47.
Pinch protection system
Danger of jamming even with pinch pro‐
tection
Even with the pinch protection system, check
that the window's closing path is clear; other‐
wise, the closing action may not stop in certain
situations, e.g., if thin objects are present.◀
No window accessories
Do not install any accessories in the win‐
dow's range of movement; otherwise, the
pinch protection system will be impaired.◀
If closing force exceeds a specific margin as a
window closes, closing is interrupted.
The window reopens slightly.
Closing without the pinch protection
system
Keep the closing path clear
Monitor closing and make sure that the
closing path of the window is clear; otherwise,
injuries may result.◀
The safety switch in the driver's door can be
used to prevent children, e.g., from opening
and closing the rear windows using the
switches in the rear.
Switching on and off
Press button.
The LED lights up if the safety func‐
tion is switched on.
Safety switch for rear operation
Press the safety switch when transport‐
ing children in the rear; otherwise, injury may
result if the windows are closed without super‐
vision.◀
Roller sunblinds
General information
If you are no longer able to move the roller sun‐
blind for the rear window after having activated
it a number of times in a row, the system is
blocked for a limited time to prevent overheat‐
ing. Let the system cool.
The roller sunblind for the rear window cannot
be moved at low interior temperatures.
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Opening and closing
Driver's door controls
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, e.g., can‐
not operate the glass sunroof and injure them‐
selves.◀
Roller sunblind for rear window
Press button.
Roller sunblinds for the rear side
windows
Pull out the roller sunblind at the loop and hook
it onto the bracket.
Do not open the window while the roller
sunblind is tilted
Do not open the window while the roller sun‐
blind is tilted; otherwise, there is a risk of dam‐
age at high speeds that may result in personal
injury.◀
Glass sunroof, powered
General information
The glass sunroof and the sliding visor can be
operated together or separately, using the
same switch.
The glass sunroof is operational when the igni‐
tion is switched on.
Keep the closing path clear
Monitor closing and make sure that the
closing path of the glass sunroof is clear; oth‐
erwise, injuries may result.◀
Tilting the glass sunroof
Push switch briefly upward.
▷ The closed glass sunroof is
tilted and the sliding visor
opens slightly.
▷ The opened glass sunroof
closes until it is in its tilted
position. The sliding visor
does not move.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof and
sliding visor separately
▷ Press the reel in the desired
direction to the resistance
point and hold it there.
The sliding visor opens, as
long as the reel is held
down. If the sliding visor is
already fully open, the glass
sunroof opens.
The glass sunroof closes as
long as the reel is held
down. If the glass sunroof is
already closed or in the tilted
position, the sliding visor
closes.
▷ Press the reel in the desired direction past
the resistance point.
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Controls
The sliding visor opens automatically. If the
sliding visor is already fully open, the glass
sunroof opens automatically.
rupted in certain extreme situations, such as
when thin objects are present.◀
The glass sunroof closes automatically. If
the glass sunroof is already closed or in the
tilted position, the sliding visor closes au‐
tomatically.
Closing from the open position
without pinch protection
Pressing the reel upward stops the motion.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof and
sliding visor together
Briefly press the reel twice in
succession in the desired direc‐
tion past the resistance point.
The glass sunroof and sliding vi‐
sor move together. Pressing the
reel upward stops the motion.
▷ See also: Convenient opening, refer to
page 41, via remote control.
▷ See also: closing by means of Comfort Ac‐
cess, refer to page 47.
Comfort position
If the glass sunroof is not automatically com‐
pletely opened, the comfort position has been
attained. In this position the wind noises in the
interior are the least.
If desired, continue the movement by pressing
the reel.
Pinch protection system
If the closing force when closing the glass sun‐
roof exceeds a certain value, the closing move‐
ment is stopped, beginning at approximately
the middle of the opening in the roof, or from
the tilted position during closing.
The glass sunroof reopens slightly.
Danger of jamming even with pinch pro‐
tection
E. g. if there is an external danger, proceed as
follows:
1. Press the reel forward beyond the resist‐
ance point and hold.
The pinch protection is limited and the
glass sunroof reopens slightly if the closing
force exceeds a certain margin.
2. Press the reel forward again beyond the re‐
sistance point and hold until the glass sun‐
roof closes without jam protection. Make
sure that the closing area is clear.
Closing from the raised position
without pinch protection
If there is an external danger, push the reel for‐
ward past the resistance point and hold it.
The glass sunroof closes without jam protec‐
tion.
Initializing after a power failure
After a power failure during the opening or
closing process, the glass sunroof can only be
operated to a limited extent.
Initializing the system
The system can be initialized when the vehicle
is stationary and the engine is running.
During the initialization, the glass sunroof
closes without jam protection.
Keep the closing path clear
Monitor closing and make sure that the
closing path of the glass sunroof is clear; oth‐
erwise, injuries may result.◀
Despite the pinch protection system, check
that the glass sunroof's closing path is clear;
otherwise, the closing action may not be inter‐
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Opening and closing
Press the reel up and hold it until
the initialization is complete:
▷ Initialization begins within
15 seconds and is com‐
pleted when the glass sun‐
roof and sliding visor are
completely closed.
▷ The glass sunroof closes without jam pro‐
tection.
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Adjusting
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Keep the movement area unobstructed
When changing the seat position, keep
the seat's area of movement unobstructed;
otherwise, people might get injured or objects
damaged.◀
Semi-electrically adjustable seats
At a glance
Sitting safely
The ideal seating position can make a vital
contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
The seating position plays an important role in
an accident in combination with:
▷ Safety belts, refer to page 61.
1
Forward/backward
2
Thigh support
3
Height, tilt
4
Backrest
Seats
5
Lumbar support
Hints
Tilt
▷ Head restraints, refer to page 62.
▷ Airbags, refer to page 109.
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Do not adjust the driver's seat while driv‐
ing, or the seat could respond with unexpected
movement and the ensuing loss of vehicle
control could lead to an accident.◀
Do not incline the backrest too far to the
rear
Do not incline the backrest too far to the rear
while driving, or there is a risk of slipping under
the safety belt in the event of an accident. This
would eliminate the protection normally pro‐
vided by the belt.◀
Move the control in the desired direction until
the desired tilt is set.
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Electrically adjustable seats
Forward/backward
Overview
Pull the lever and slide the seat in the desired
direction.
After releasing the control, move the seat for‐
ward or back slightly making sure it engages
properly.
Height
1
Thigh support
2
Forward/back, height, tilt
3
Shoulder support
4
Backrest width
5
Lumbar support
6
Backrest, head restraint
General information
The seat setting for the driver's seat is stored
for the profile currently in use. When the vehi‐
cle is unlocked via the remote control, the po‐
sition is automatically retrieved if the Function,
refer to page 50, is activated for this purpose.
Move the button in the required direction.
Adjustments in detail
1. Forward/back.
Backrest
Move the button in the required direction.
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2. Height.
Controls
Thigh support
Multifunctional seat
3. Seat tilt.
Adjust the position using the lever.
Lumbar support
The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad‐
justed in a way that it supports the lumbar re‐
gion of the spine. The lower back and the
spine are supported for upright posture.
4. Backrest tilt.
▷ Press the front/rear section
of the switch.
The curvature is increased/
decreased.
▷ Press the upper/lower sec‐
tion of the switch.
The curvature is shifted up/
down.
Backrest width
5. Thigh support.
Change the width of the back‐
rest using the side wings to ad‐
just the lateral support.
To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle,
the backrest width temporarily opens fully.
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Shoulder support
Switching on
Press button once for each tempera‐
ture level.
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
If the journey is continued within approx. 15
minutes, the seat heating is activated automat‐
ically with the temperature selected last.
Also supports the back in the shoulder area:
▷ Results in a relaxed seating position.
▷ Reduces strain on the shoulder muscles.
When ECO PRO, refer to page 191, is acti‐
vated, the heater output is reduced.
Switch off
Press button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Active seat
Active adjustment of the seat cushion's con‐
tours reduces muscular tension and fatigue to
help prevent lower back pain.
Temperature distribution
The heating action in the seat cushion and
backrest can be distributed in different ways.
On the Control Display:
1. "Climate"
2. "Front seat heating"
3. Select the required seat.
4. Turn the controller to set the temperature
distribution.
Press button. The LED lights up.
Rear seat heating
Front seat heating
Switching on
Press button once for each tempera‐
ture level.
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The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
Safety belts
If the journey is continued within approx. 15
minutes, the seat heating is activated automat‐
ically with the temperature selected last.
Seats with safety belt
Controls
The vehicle has five seats, each of which is
equipped with a safety belt.
When ECO PRO, refer to page 191, is acti‐
vated, the heater output is reduced.
General information
Switch off
Always make sure that safety belts are being
worn by all occupants before driving off.
Press button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Active seat ventilation, front
The seat cushion and backrest surfaces are
cooled by means of integrated fans.
The ventilation cools the seat, e. g., if the vehi‐
cle interior is overheated or for continuous
cooling at high temperatures.
For the occupants' safety the belt locking
mechanism triggers early. Slowly guide the
belt out of the holder when applying it.
Although airbags enhance safety by providing
added protection, they are not a substitute for
safety belts.
The upper shoulder strap's anchorage point
will be correct for adult seat occupants of ev‐
ery build if the seat is correctly adjusted.
▷ The two outer safety belt buckles,
integrated into the rear seat, are for pas‐
sengers sitting on the left and right.
▷ The center rear safety belt buckle is solely
intended for the center passenger.
Hints
One person per safety belt
Never allow more than one person to
wear a single safety belt. Never allow infants or
small children to ride on a passenger's lap.◀
Switching on
Press button once for each ventilation
level.
The highest level is active when three LEDs
are lit.
After a short time, the system automatically
moves down one level in order to prevent ex‐
cessive cooling.
Switch off
Press button longer.
Putting on the belt
Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly
across the lap and shoulders, as close to the
body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies
low around the hips in the lap area and does
not press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt
can slip over the hips in a frontal impact and in‐
jure the abdomen.
The safety belt must not lie across the neck,
rub on sharp edges, be routed over breakable
objects, or be pinched.◀
The LEDs go out.
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What reduces the restraining effect
Avoid wearing bulky clothing, and pull
the shoulder belt periodically to readjust the
tension. Make sure that the belt is not jammed;
otherwise, the belt can be damaged and the
restraining effect is reduced.◀
Safety mode
In critical situations, e.g., during full brake ap‐
plication, the front safety belts tighten auto‐
matically.
If the situation passes without an accident oc‐
curring, the belt tension relaxes.
If the belt tension does not loosen automati‐
cally, stop the vehicle and unbuckle the belt
using the red button in the buckle. Fasten the
belt before continuing on your trip.
Buckling the belt
Damage to safety belts
Wear and tear after accidents or when dam‐
aged otherwise:
Have the safety belts, including the safety belt
tensioners, replaced and have the belt anchors
checked.
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in
the belt buckle.
Tensioning the safety belt
automatically
When the belt is closed, it is automatically
tightened once after the release.
Unbuckling the belt
Check and replace safety belts
This should only be done by your service
center; otherwise, this safety feature might not
work properly.◀
Front head restraints
Correctly adjusted head restraint
1. Hold the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the belt buckle.
3. Guide the belt back into its roll-up mecha‐
nism.
Safety belt reminder for driver's and
passenger's seat
The indicator lamp lights up and a sig‐
nal sounds. Make sure that the safety
belts are positioned correctly. The
safety belt reminder is active at speeds above
approx. 6 mph/10 km/h. It can also be activated
if objects are placed on the front passenger
seat.
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event
of an accident.
Adjusting the head restraint
Adjust the head restraints of all occupied
seats properly; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is
approximately at ear level.
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint
is as close as possible to the back of the head.
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Active head restraint
In the event of a rear-end collision with a cer‐
tain severity, the active head restraint automat‐
ically reduces the distance from the head.
Controls
Adjusting the height: electrical head
restraints
Reduced protective function
▷ Do not use seat or head restraint
covers.
▷ Do not hang objects, e.g., clothes hangers,
on the head restraints.
▷ Only attach accessories approved by BMW
to the seat or head restraint.
Otherwise, the protective function of the active
head restraint will be impaired and the per‐
sonal safety of the occupants will be endan‐
gered.◀
Adjusting electrically.
Distance to the back of the head:
manual head restraints
Wear and tear after accidents or when dam‐
aged otherwise:
Have the active headrest checked and if
needed replaced.
Adjusting the height: manual head
restraints
▷ Forward: by pulling.
▷ Back: press the button and push the head
restraint toward the rear.
Distance to the back of the head:
electrical head restraints
The head restraint is automatically reposi‐
tioned when the shoulder support is adjusted.
▷ To raise: push.
▷ To lower: press button, arrow 1, and push
headrest down.
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Adjusting the side extensions
Adjusting the height
Fold forward for increased lateral support in
the resting position.
▷ To raise: push.
▷ To lower: press button, arrow 1, and push
headrest down.
Removing
The head restraints cannot be removed.
Folding forward
Rear head restraints
Correctly adjusted head restraint
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event
of an accident.
Adjusting the head restraint
Adjust the head restraints of all occupied
seats properly; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
Press button, arrow 1, and fold the head re‐
straint forward.
Removing
Height
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is
approximately at ear level.
Only remove the head restraint if no one will be
sitting in the seat in question.
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint
is as close as possible to the back of the head.
1. Raise the head restraint up against the re‐
sistance.
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2. Press button, arrow 1, and pull the head re‐
straint out completely.
Before transporting passengers
Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐
porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐
tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐
able.◀
Seat, mirror, and steering
wheel memory
The concept
Two driver's seat and exterior mirror positions
can be stored per profile, refer to page 39, and
called up. Settings for the backrest width and
lumbar support are not stored in memory.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Set the desired position.
3.
Press button. The LED in the but‐
ton lights up.
4. Press selected button 1 or 2 while the LED
is lit. The LED goes out.
If the SET button is pressed accidentally:
Press button again.
The LED goes out.
Calling up settings
Comfort function
1. Open the driver's door.
3. Briefly press the desired button 1 or 2.
Do not retrieve the memory while driving
Do not retrieve the memory setting while
driving, as an unexpected movement of the
seat or steering wheel could result in an acci‐
dent.◀
Keep the movement area unobstructed
When changing the seat position, keep
the seat's area of movement unobstructed;
otherwise, people might get injured or objects
damaged.◀
Front
Storing
2. Switch off the ignition.
Hints
At a glance
Controls
The corresponding seat position is performed
automatically.
The procedure stops when a reel for adjusting
the seat or one of the buttons is pressed.
Safety mode
1. Close the driver's door or reel on the igni‐
tion.
2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2
until the adjustment procedure is com‐
pleted.
Calling up of a seat position
deactivated
After a brief period, calling up stored seat posi‐
tions is deactivated to save battery power.
To reactivate calling up of a seat position:
▷ Open or close the door or trunk lid.
▷ Press a button on the remote control.
▷ Press the Start/Stop button.
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Mirrors
Adjusting electrically
The setting corresponds to the direc‐
tion in which the button is pressed.
Exterior mirrors
General information
The mirror on the passenger side is more
curved than the driver's side mirror.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the mir‐
ror setting is stored for the profile currently in
use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the re‐
mote control, the position is automatically re‐
trieved if this function is active.
Saving positions
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory, refer
to page 65.
Adjusting manually
In case of electrical malfunction press edges of
mirror.
Automatic Curb Monitor
Note
Estimating distances correctly
Objects reflected in the mirror are closer
than they appear. Do not estimate the distance
to the traffic behind you based on what you
see in the mirror, as this will increase your risk
of an accident.◀
The concept
If reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass on
the front passenger side is tilted downward.
This improves your view of the curb and other
low-lying obstacles when parking, e.g.
Activating
At a glance
1.
Slide the switch to the driver's side
mirror position.
2. Engage selector lever position R.
Deactivating
Slide the switch to the passenger side mirror
position.
Fold in and out
1
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3
Fold in and out 66
Press button.
Possible at speeds up to approx.
15 mph/20 km/h.
E. g. this is advantageous
Selecting a mirror
To change over to the other mirror:
Slide the switch.
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▷ In car washes.
▷ In narrow streets.
▷ For folding mirrors back out that were
folded away manually.
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Mirrors that were folded in are folded out auto‐
matically at a speed of approx.
25 mph/40 km/h.
Fold in the mirror in a car wash
Controls
Interior rearview mirror, automatic
dimming feature
The concept
Before washing the car in an automatic
car wash, fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or
with the button; otherwise, the mirrors could
be damaged, depending on the width of the
vehicle.◀
Automatic heating
Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated
whenever the engine is running.
Photocells are used for control:
Automatic dimming feature
▷ In the mirror glass.
Both exterior mirrors are automatically dim‐
med. Photocells are used to control the Interior
rearview mirror, refer to page 67.
▷ On the back of the mirror.
Functional requirement
For proper operation:
Interior rearview mirror, manually
dimmable
▷ Keep the photocells clean.
Turn knob
▷ Do not cover the area between the inside
rearview mirror and the windshield.
Steering wheel
Note
Do not adjust while driving
Turn the knob to reduce the blinding effect by
the interior mirror.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement
could result in an accident.◀
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Manual steering wheel adjustment
Press button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
If the trip is resumed within approx. 15 min,
steering wheel heating is automatically acti‐
vated again.
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seating posi‐
tion.
3. Fold the lever back.
Power steering wheel adjustment
The steering wheel can be adjusted in four di‐
rections.
Storing the position
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory, refer
to page 65.
Steering wheel heating
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
The right place for children
Note
Note
Children in the vehicle
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger them‐
selves and other persons, e.g., by opening the
doors.◀
Children should always be in the rear
Accident research shows that the safest place
for children is in the back seat.
Transporting children in the rear
Deactivating the front-seat passenger
airbags
If a child restraint system is used in the front
passenger seat, deactivate the front-seat pas‐
senger airbags; otherwise, there is an in‐
creased risk of injury to the child when the air‐
bags are activated, even with a child restraint
system.◀
Installing child restraint
systems
Only transport children younger than
13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm in
the rear in child restraint systems provided in
accordance with the age, weight and size of
the child; otherwise, there is an increased risk
of injury in an accident.
Hints
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a
safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint
system can no longer be used due to their age,
weight and size.◀
To select, mount and use child restraint sys‐
tems, observe the information provided by the
system manufacturer; otherwise, the protec‐
tive effect can be lost.◀
Children on the front passenger seat
Should it ever be necessary to use a child re‐
straint system in the front passenger seat,
make sure that the front, knee and side airbags
on the front passenger side are deactivated.
Automatic deactivation of front-seat passen‐
ger airbags, refer to page 111.
Manufacturer's information for child re‐
straint systems
Ensuring the stability of the child seat
When installing child restraint systems,
make sure that the child seat is securely fas‐
tened to the backrest of the seat. Angle and
headrest of the backrest might need to be ad‐
justed or possibly be removed. Make sure that
all backrests are securely locked. Otherwise
the stability of the child seat can be affected,
and there is an increased risk of injury because
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of unexpected movement of the seat back‐
rest.◀
Child seat security
On the front passenger seat
Deactivating airbags
Deactivating the front-seat passenger
airbags
If a child restraint system is used in the front
passenger seat, deactivate the front-seat pas‐
senger airbags; otherwise, there is an in‐
creased risk of injury to the child when the air‐
bags are activated, even with a child restraint
system.◀
After installing a child restraint system in the
front passenger seat, make sure that the front,
knee and side airbags on the front passenger
side are deactivated.
Deactivate the front-seat passenger airbags
automatically, refer to page 111.
Seat position and height
Before installing a child restraint system, move
the front passenger seat as far back as possi‐
ble and bring it up to medium height to obtain
the best possible position for the belt and to
offer optimal protection in the event of an acci‐
dent.
If the upper anchorage of the safety belt is lo‐
cated in front of the belt guide of the child seat,
move the passenger seat carefully forward un‐
til the best possible belt guide position is
reached.
The rear safety belts and the front passenger
safety belt can be permanently locked to fas‐
ten child restraint systems.
The front passenger safety belt can be perma‐
nently locked to fasten child restraint systems.
Locking the safety belt
1. Pull out the strap completely.
2. Secure the child restraint system with the
belt.
3. Allow the strap to be pulled in and pull it
tight against the child restraint system.
The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking the safety belt
1. Unbuckle the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint system.
3. Allow the strap to be pulled in completely.
LATCH child restraint system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether for Chil‐
dren.
Note
Follow manufacturer's information for
LATCH child restraint systems
To mount and use the LATCH child restraint
systems, observe the operating and safety in‐
formation from the system manufacturer; oth‐
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erwise, the level of protection may be re‐
duced.◀
Child restraint fixing system with a
tether strap
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors
Mounting points
The lower anchors may be used to attach the
CRS to the vehicle seat up to a combined child
and CRS weight of 65 lb/30 kg when the child
is restrained by the internal harnesses.
The respective symbol shows the an‐
chor for the upper retaining strap.
Seats with an upper Top Tether are
marked with this symbol. It can be found on
the rear seat backrest or the rear window shelf.
Note
Properly engage the lower LATCH an‐
chors
Make sure that the lower LATCH anchors have
properly engaged and that the child restraint
system is resting snugly against the backrest;
otherwise, the degree of protection may be re‐
duced.◀
Note
Mounting eyelets
Use the mounting eyes only for the up‐
per retaining strap to secure child restraint
systems; otherwise, the mounting eyes could
be damaged.◀
Retaining strap guide
Position
The corresponding symbol shows the
mounts for the lower LATCH anchors.
Seats equipped with lower anchors are
marked with a pair (2) of LATCH sym‐
bols. Use of inner lower anchors from
standard outboard LATCH positions to
install a child restraint system in the center is
not recommended. For the center position,
use the vehicle seat belt instead.
Retaining strap
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 child restraint
system in the event of an accident.◀
Before installing LATCH child
restraint systems
Pull the belt away from the area of the child re‐
straint system.
Assembly of LATCH child restraint
systems
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
1. Mount the child restraint system; refer to
the user's manual of the system.
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
2. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are prop‐
erly connected.
4
Mounting point/eye
5
Rear window shelf
6
Seat backrest
7
Upper retaining strap
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Attaching the upper retaining strap to
the mounting point
1. Remove the mounting point cover.
2. Raise the head restraint. Do not change
the middle head restraint.
3. Guide the upper retaining strap between
the supports of the head restraint.
Guide it over the head restraint of the mid‐
dle seat.
4. Attach the hook of the retaining strap to
the mounting eye.
5. Tighten the retaining strap by pulling it
down.
6. Lower and lock head restraints as needed.
Locking the doors and
windows
Rear doors
Push the locking lever on the rear doors down.
The door can now be opened from the outside
only.
Safety switch for the rear
Press button on the driver's door if
children are being transported in the
rear.
This locks various functions so that they can‐
not be operated from the rear: safety switch,
refer to page 53.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
▷ When the vehicle is locked using the cen‐
tral locking system.
▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started.
If the engine is switched off and the ignition is
switched on, the system automatically
switches to the radio-ready state if the lights
are turned off or, if correspondingly equipped,
the daytime running lights are activated.
Ignition on
Start/Stop button, drive
readiness
Press the Start/Stop button, and do not press
on the brake pedal at the same time.
The concept
Most of the indicator and warning lights in the
instrument cluster light up for a varied length
of time.
The following ready states can
be attained by pressing the
Start/Stop button:
▷ Radio ready state on/off.
▷ Ignition on/off.
All vehicle systems are ready for operation.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
▷ Activating/deactivating drive readiness.
Ignition off
To activate drive readiness, press the brake
pedal.
Press the Start/Stop button again without
stepping on the brake.
Switching radio-ready state on/off
All indicator lights in the instrument cluster go
out.
The radio-ready state is activated by pressing
the Start/Stop button in the following situa‐
tions:
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
▷ When the engine is running.
▷ When drive readiness is activated.
▷ When the engine is switched off automati‐
cally using the Auto Start/Stop function
and the brake is not applied.
Some electronic systems/power consumers
remain ready for operation.
Radio ready state is switched off automatically:
P when the ignition is switched off
P is engaged automatically when the ig‐
nition is switched off. When in an automatic car
wash, e.g., ensure that the ignition is not
switched off accidentally.◀
The ignition is switched off automatically in the
following situations while the vehicle is station‐
ary and the engine is off:
▷ After approx. 8 minutes.
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▷ When locking the vehicle, and when the
low beams are activated.
▷ Shortly before the battery is discharged
completely, so that the engine can still be
started. This function is only available
when the low beams are turned off.
Hints
Awareness of vehicle reduced when
driven in electric mode
▷ When opening and closing the driver door,
if the driver's safety belt is unbuckled and
the low beams are turned off.
When driving in electric mode, note that due to
the lack of engine noise pedestrians and other
traffic might pay less attention to the vehicle
due to missing engine noises. Please take spe‐
cial care when parking or leaving a parking
space.◀
▷ While the driver's safety belt is unbuckled
with driver's door open and low beams off.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
The low beams switch to parking lights after
approx. 15 minutes of no use.
When the ignition is switched off automatically
by opening or closing the driver's door, un‐
buckling the driver's safety belt or by the auto‐
matic switching of the low beams to parking
lights, the radio-ready state remains active.
Drive readiness
When drive readiness is activated, the vehicle
is operational. Activated drive readiness is the
equivalent of a running engine in conventional
vehicles. Deactivated engine readiness is
equivalent to switching the ignition off.
Drive readiness in detail
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, e.g., can‐
not start the engine.◀
Apply parking brake and further secure
the vehicle if needed.
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the ve‐
hicle, e.g., by turning the steering wheel in the
direction of the curb.◀
Activating drive readiness
1. Close the driver's door.
The concept
The following are the different drive readiness
variants:
▷ Electric drive readiness, Silent Start, refer
to page 74
The vehicle is powered by the electric mo‐
tor.
▷ Starting the combustion engine, refer to
page 75
The vehicle is powered by the combustion
engine.
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Do not leave the vehicle unattended with
drive readiness active; otherwise, it may pose a
risk.◀
2. Depress the brake pedal.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
Drive readiness is activated:
▷ Electric drive readiness, Silent Start or
▷ Starting the combustion engine.
Electric drive readiness, Silent Start
The vehicle is ready for driving without starting
the combustion engine.
Silent Start is possible if the requirements for
Electric driving, refer to page 76, are met.
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3. Release the parking brake.
READY indicates drive readi‐
ness.
4. Drive away.
Deactivating drive readiness
After stopping the vehicle:
Starting the combustion engine
1. Engage selector lever position P.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed
areas, since breathing in exhaust fumes may
lead to loss of consciousness and death. The
exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀
Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the vehicle unattended with
the engine running; doing so poses a risk of
danger.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, set the parking brake and place the trans‐
mission in selector lever position P or N to pre‐
vent the vehicle from moving.◀
Repeated starting in quick succession
Avoid trying to start the vehicle repeat‐
edly and in quick succession. Otherwise, the
fuel is not burned or is inadequately burned,
posing a risk of overheating and damage to the
catalytic converter.◀
The combustion engine is started with Acti‐
vate drive, refer to page 74, readiness under
the following conditions:
▷ The drive system is not at operating tem‐
perature.
▷ The temperature of the hybrid system is
too high.
▷ The high-voltage battery has an insuffi‐
cient charge.
Driving away
1. Activate drive readiness.
2. Engage selector lever position D, M/S or R.
3. Set the parking brake.
After parking the vehicle, you may hear noises
due to operation of the hybrid system, such as
for cooling of the high-voltage battery.
Before driving into a car wash
So that the vehicle can roll into a car wash ob‐
serve instructions for going into an automatic
car wash, refer to page 233.
Auto Start/Stop function
The concept
The Auto Start/Stop function helps save fuel.
The system switches off the combustion en‐
gine when conditions for electric driving have
been met. The ignition or drive readiness re‐
mains switched on.
The tachometer registers 0 rpm. If necessary,
the combustion engine starts automatically.
The combustion engine is also stopped during
the trip when rolling out or braking. This driving
condition, in which the vehicle is travelling
without power and energy recovery is not ac‐
tive, is referred to as coasting, refer to
page 76.
Note
The combustion engine is not switched off au‐
tomatically in the following situations:
▷ The combustion engine is not at operating
temperature.
▷ The transmission selector lever is in posi‐
tion M/S.
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▷ High-voltage battery is heavily discharged
or vehicle electrical system is heavily bur‐
dened.
▷ High stress of the automatic climate con‐
trol in the heating or cooling phase.
▷ The engine compartment lid is unlocked.
▷ The vehicle is being optimized for the cur‐
rent driving style, for instance during the
break-in period or after a service appoint‐
ment.
Electric driving: eDRIVE
Requirements
Electric driving is possible:
▷ The high-voltage battery is sufficiently
charged.
▷ Transmission position D or R is set.
▷ The drive system is at operating tempera‐
ture.
▷ The hybrid system is malfunctioning.
▷ The accelerator pedal is only slightly de‐
pressed.
Safety mode
▷ The driver's door is closed.
An automatically stopped combustion engine
does not start independently when:
Possible up to speed of approx. 35 mph, ap‐
prox. 60 km/h.
▷ The driver's door is open and neither the
brake nor accelerator pedal are depressed.
Possible cruising range
▷ Unlocked hood.
The indicator lights come on. The combustion
engine can only be started via the Start/Stop
button.
Switching off the vehicle during an
automatic engine stop
Depending on the charge of the high-voltage
battery, the vehicle can be driven using electric
power constantly for up to 2-2.5 miles/3-4 km.
Coasting
The combustion engine is automatically stop‐
ped and disengaged from the drivetrain. This
driving condition of rolling is referred to as
coasting.
During an automatic engine stop, the vehicle
can be switched off permanently, e. g., when
leaving it.
Requirements
1. Press the Start/Stop button.
Coasting is possible:
▷ The ignition is switched off.
▷ The radio-ready state is activated.
▷ The Auto Start/Stop function is deacti‐
vated.
▷ Transmission position P is engaged
automatically.
2. Set the parking brake.
Malfunction
The Auto Start/Stop function no longer
switches of the combustion engine automati‐
cally in the event of a malfunction. A message
is displayed. It is possible to continue driving.
Have the system checked.
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▷ The high-voltage battery is sufficiently
charged.
▷ Transmission position D or R is set.
▷ The drive system is at operating tempera‐
ture.
▷ The driver's door is closed.
▷ In COMFORT mode: when rolling at
speeds exceeding 35 mph, approx.
60 km/h or when braking at speeds above
50 mph, approx. 80 km/h.
▷ In ECO PRO: mode, when coasting, with‐
out operating the brake, at speeds below
100 mph, approx. 160 km/h.
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After the coasting, the combustion or electric
motor restarts depending on the operating
state.
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The electric motor provides assistance as
needed with additional propulsive power.
ASSIST
Driving with combustion
engine: DRIVE
The combustion engine provides the primary
performance to move the vehicle. If necessary,
the high-voltage battery is charged at the
same time.
Automatic start while driving
The combustion engine is automatically
started under the following conditions while
driving:
▷ By pressing the accelerator pedal beyond
the resistance point at the full throttle posi‐
tion, kickdown.
▷ Transmission position M/S is set.
▷ The speed for electric driving is exceeded
while accelerating.
▷ The high-voltage battery has an insuffi‐
cient charge.
▷ High-voltage battery is completely
charged, e.g., when driving downhill.
▷ During intense accelerations or on inclines.
▷ System-related requirement for hybrid
components.
▷ Adapting to the course of the road when
destination guidance is activated.
Automatic parking while driving
When reducing speed, the combustion engine
is switched off when the conditions for electric
driving, refer to page 76, are met.
During normal vehicle operation, the electric
motor assists the combustion engine, depend‐
ing on the situation.
eBOOST
Accelerating quickly, such as when passing,
requires the maximum available power from
the electric motor. To do this, apply extra force
to the accelerator pedal.
Energy recovery: CHARGE
The hybrid system makes it possible to con‐
vert kinetic energy into electrical power when
braking and coasting. This recovered energy
charges the high-voltage battery. If necessary,
this stored electrical energy is output to the
electric motor.
The following conditions must be met to re‐
cover kinetic energy:
▷ The vehicle is moving.
▷ Transmission position D, M/S is set.
▷ The high-voltage battery is not fully
charged.
Energy recovery displays in the instrument
cluster, refer to page 89.
Parking brake
The concept
The parking brake is used to prevent the vehi‐
cle from rolling when it is parked.
Assistance for the
combustion engine
The combustion engine provides the primary
performance to move the vehicle.
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If the vehicle is slowed down down to a speed
of approx. 2 mph/3 km/h the parking brake is
set.
Releasing
With the ignition switched on:
Steptronic transmission: Press the
switch while the brake is pressed or se‐
lector lever position P is set.
The LED and indicator lamp go out.
Parking brake
The parking brake is released.
Setting
Apply parking brake and further secure
the vehicle if needed.
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the ve‐
hicle, e.g., by turning the steering wheel in the
direction of the curb.◀
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, e.g., can‐
not release the parking brake.◀
Pull the reel.
Automatic release in cars with
Steptronic transmission
Inadvertent operation of the accelerator
pedal
Make sure that the accelerator pedal is not op‐
erated unintentionally; otherwise, the vehicle is
set in motion and there is a risk of an acci‐
dent.◀
For automatic release, step on the accelerator
pedal.
The LED and indicator lamp go out.
The parking brake is automatically released
when you step on the accelerator:
▷ Drive readiness on.
The LED lights up.
▷ Drive mode engaged.
The indicator lamp lights up red. The
parking brake is set.
▷ Driver buckled in and doors closed.
Automatic Hold
While driving
The concept
Use as emergency brake while driving:
This system assists the driver by automatically
setting and releasing the brake, such as when
moving in stop-and-go traffic.
Pull the reel and hold it. The vehicle brakes
hard while the reel is being pulled.
The indicator lamp lights up red, a sig‐
nal sounds and the brake lights light
up.
A Check Control message is displayed.
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The vehicle is automatically held in place when
it is stationary.
On inclines, the system prevents the vehicle
from rolling backward when driving off.
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The indicator lamp lights up.
Automatic Hold is activated.
Deactivating
Press button again.
The LED and the letters AUTO H go
out.
Automatic Hold is deactivated.
Automatic Hold
Safety information
Secure the vehicle against rolling
Before leaving the vehicle with activated
drive readiness, engage position P of the Step‐
tronic transmission and ensure that the park‐
ing brake is set. Otherwise, the vehicle may
begin to move.◀
If the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold,
press on the brake pedal to deactivate it.
When the parking brake is set manually, Auto‐
matic Hold is deactivated automatically.
Driving
Automatic Hold is activated: the vehicle is au‐
tomatically secured against rolling when it
stops.
The indicator lamp lights up green.
Step on the accelerator pedal to drive
off.
Under the following conditions, Automatic
Hold is automatically deactivated and the park‐
ing brake is set:
The brake is released automatically.
▷ Drive readiness is deactivated.
The indicator lamp goes out.
▷ A door is opened and driver's safety belt is
unbuckled while the vehicle is stationary.
▷ The moving vehicle is brought to a stand‐
still using the parking brake.
The indicator lamp switches from
green to red and the letters AUTO H go
out.
Activating
This function can be activated when the driv‐
er's door is closed, the safety belt is fastened,
and drive readiness is activated and the engine
is running.
Press button.
The LED and the letters AUTO H light
up.
Before driving into a car wash
Before driving into the car wash, deacti‐
vate Automatic Hold; otherwise, the parking
brake will be set when the vehicle is stationary
and the vehicle will no longer be able to roll.◀
Parking
The parking brake is automatically set if drive
readiness is deactivated while the vehicle is
being held by Automatic Hold.
The indicator lamp changes from green
to red.
The parking brake is not set if drive readiness
is deactivated while the vehicle is coasting to a
halt. Automatic Hold is deactivated.
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Take the remote control with you
Using turn signals
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, e.g., can‐
not release the parking brake.◀
Malfunction
In the event of a failure or malfunction of the
parking brake, secure the vehicle against roll‐
ing using a wheel chock, e.g., when leaving it.
After a power failure
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
Putting the parking brake into
operation
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp
indicates that a turn signal bulb has failed.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2.
To switch off manually, press the lever to the
resistance point.
Press the reel while stepping on the
brake pedal or selector lever position P is
set.
It may take several seconds for the brake to be
put into operation. Any sounds associated with
this are normal.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster goes out as soon as the parking
brake is ready for operation.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever to the resistance point.
The turn signal flashes three times.
The function can be activated or deactivated.
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Triple turn signal"
Turn signal, high beams,
headlight flasher
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Signaling briefly
Press the lever to the resistance point and hold
it there for as long as you want the turn signal
to flash.
Turn signal
Hints
Do not adjust the exterior mirrors
Do not adjust the exterior mirror while
driving and when turn signals/hazard warning
flashers are on, or else the additional turn sig‐
nal lights in the exterior mirror are out of posi‐
tion and can't be seen.◀
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The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
▷ Normal wiper speed: push up once.
The wipers switch to intermittent operation
when the vehicle is stationary.
▷ Fast wiper speed: press up twice or press
once beyond the resistance point.
Wipers change to normal speed when ve‐
hicle comes to standstill.
▷ High beams, arrow 1.
Switch off and brief wipe
▷ Headlight flasher, arrow 2.
Washer/wiper system
Switching the wipers on/off and brief
wipe
Hints
Do not activate wipers if frozen to wind‐
shield
Do not switch on the wipers if they are frozen
to the windshield; otherwise, the wiper blades
and the wiper motor may be damaged.◀
Do not activate wipers on dry windshield
Do not use the wipers if the windshield is
dry, as this may damage the wiper blades or
cause them to become worn more quickly.◀
Switching on
Push wiper lever down.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
▷ Single wipe: press down once.
▷ To switch off normal wipe: press down
once.
▷ To switch off fast wipe: press down twice.
Interval mode or rain sensor
The concept
The rain sensor automatically controls the time
between wipes depending on the intensity of
the rainfall. The sensor is located on the wind‐
shield, directly behind the interior rearview mir‐
ror.
Push wiper lever up.
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Activating/deactivating
Clean the windshield, headlights
Press button on the wiper lever.
Pull the wiper lever towards you.
Wiping is started. If the vehicle is equipped
with a rain sensor: LED in wiper lever lights up.
The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐
shield and activates the wipers briefly.
When wipers are frozen to windshield, wiper
operation is deactivated.
During trip interruption with the rain sensor
switched on: if the trip is resumed within ap‐
prox. 15 minutes, the rain sensor is automati‐
cally activated again.
Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes
Deactivate the rain sensor when passing
through an automatic car wash; otherwise, un‐
intentional wiping can cause damages.◀
Setting the frequency or sensitivity of
the rain sensor
In addition, the headlights are cleaned at regu‐
lar intervals when the vehicle's lights are acti‐
vated.
Do not use the washer system at freezing
temperatures
Do not use the washers if fluid could freeze
onto the windshield which might impede your
viewing field. Therefore use antifreeze fluid.
Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is
empty; operation might damage pump.◀
Windshield washer nozzles
The windshield washer nozzles are automati‐
cally heated while the ignition is switched on.
Fold-out position of the wipers
Fold wipers back when you want to change the
blades or with pending low temperatures.
1. Switch the ignition on and off again.
2. With icy conditions make sure that blades
are not frozen to the windshield.
Turn the thumbwheel.
3. Press the wiper lever up beyond the point
of resistance and hold it for approx. 3 sec‐
onds, until the wiper remains in a nearly
vertical position.
After the wipers are folded back down, the
wiper system must be reactivated.
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Washer fluid reservoir
Before switching the ignition on, fold the
wipers back down to the windshield; other‐
wise, the wipers may become damaged when
they are activated.◀
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Push wiper lever down. Wipers move to
their resting position and are ready again
for operation.
All washer nozzles are supplied from one res‐
ervoir.
Washer fluid
Hints
Antifreeze for washer fluid
Antifreeze is flammable and can cause
injury if it is used incorrectly.
Therefore, keep it away from possible sources
of ignition.
Only keep it in the closed original container
and inaccessible to children.
Follow the notes and instructions on the con‐
tainer.
United States: The washer fluid mixture ratio is
regulated by the U.S. EPA and many individual
states; do not exceed the allowable washer
fluid dilution ratios limits that apply. Follow the
usage instructions on the washer fluid con‐
tainer. Use BMW’s Windshield Washer Con‐
centrate or the equivalent.◀
Adding washer fluid
Only add washer fluid when the engine is
cool, and then close the cover completely to
avoid contact between the washer fluid and
hot engine parts.
Otherwise, there is a danger of fire and a risk to
personal safety if the fluid is spilled.◀
Fill with a mixture of windshield washer con‐
centrate and tap water and – if required – with a
washer antifreeze, according to the manufac‐
turer's recommendations.
Mix the washer fluid before adding to find the
right mixture.
Do not add windshield washer concentrate and
antifreeze undiluted and do not fill with pure
water; this could damage the wiper system.
Do not mix window washer concentrates of dif‐
ferent manufacturers because they can clog
the windshield washer nozzles.
Recommended minimum fill quantity:
0.2 US gal/1 liter.
Steptronic transmission
Selector lever positions
D Drive
Selector lever position for normal vehicle oper‐
ation. All gears for forward travel are activated
automatically.
R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral:
The vehicle may roll. Use in automatic car
washes, e.g.
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When the ignition is switched off, refer to
page 73, selector lever position P is engaged
automatically.
Engaging D, R and N
P Park
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The
drive wheels are blocked.
P is engaged automatically:
▷ After deactivating drive readiness with
radio-ready state, refer to page 73, or igni‐
tion off, refer to page 73, and the selector
lever in position R or D.
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐
rection, beyond a resistance point if needed.
▷ With the ignition off, if selector lever posi‐
tion N is set.
After releasing the selector lever, it returns to
its center position.
▷ If the driver's safety belt is released, the
driver's door is opened, and the brake
pedal is not pressed while the vehicle is
stationary and selector lever position D or
R is set.
Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that se‐
lector lever position P is set. Otherwise, the ve‐
hicle may begin to move.
Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Step on the accelerator pedal
beyond the resistance point at the full throttle
position.
Engaging selector lever positions
Press unlock button, in order to:
▷ Engage R.
▷ Shift out of P.
Engaging P
Press on the brake pedal until you start
driving
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you
select a gear, maintain pressure on the brake
pedal until you are ready to start.◀
▷ Selector lever position P can only be disen‐
gaged when the vehicle drive readiness is
engaged and the brake pedal is depressed.
▷ With the vehicle is stationary, press on the
brake pedal before shifting out of P or N;
otherwise, the shift command will not be
executed: shift lock.
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Activating the sport program
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Gears will only be shifted at appropriate engine
and road speeds, for example downshifting is
not possible if the engine speed is too high.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the currently se‐
lected gear.
Steptronic Sport transmission:
prevent automatic upshifting in M/S
manual mode
Press the selector lever to the left out of selec‐
tor lever position D.
The Steptronic Sport transmission does not
automatically upshift in M/S manual mode
once the maximum speed is reached, if one of
the following conditions is met:
The engaged gear is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster, e.g., S1.
▷ DSC deactivated.
The sport program of the transmission is acti‐
vated.
▷ SPORT+ activated.
eDRIVE electric driving and the Auto Start
Stop function are deactivated. Coasting to a
standstill and braking phases will be used
more often to recover energy. The high-volt‐
age battery will be charged more quickly.
With the respective transmission version, the
lowest possible gear can be selected by simul‐
taneously operating the kickdown and the left
shift paddle. However, this effect is not pro‐
duced via the shift paddles when switching
briefly from D to manual mode.
Activating the M/S manual mode
1. Press the selector lever to the left out of
selector lever position D.
2. Push the selector lever forward or pull it
backward.
Manual mode becomes active and the gear is
changed.
▷ TRACTION activated.
In addition, the kickdown is deactivated.
Ending the sport program/manual
mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Shift paddles
The engaged gear is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster, e.g., M1.
Once maximum engine speed is attained, M/S
manual mode is automatically upshifted as
needed.
Switching to manual mode
▷ To shift down: press the selector lever for‐
ward.
▷ To shift up: pull the selector lever rear‐
wards.
The shift paddles on the steering wheel allow
you to shift gears quickly while keeping both
hands on the steering wheel.
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▷ Shift up: briefly pull right shift paddle.
▷ Shift down: briefly pull left shift paddle.
▷ With the respective transmission version,
the lowest possible gear can be selected
by pulling and holding the left shift paddle.
Gears will only be shifted at appropriate engine
and road speeds, for example downshifting is
not possible if the engine speed is too high.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the current gear.
Unlocking is possible, if the started can spin
the engine.
Engaging selector lever position N
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the Start/Stop button. The starter
must audibly start.
3. Press and hold the selector lever into posi‐
tion N.
A corresponding Check Control message
is displayed.
If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are
used to shift gears in automatic mode, the
transmission temporarily switches to manual
mode.
4. Press the selector lever again into posi‐
tion N within approx. 6 seconds.
If the selector lever is still in selector lever po‐
sition D with the respective transmission ver‐
sion, it is possible to switch back into the auto‐
matic mode:
5. Release brake, as soon as the starter
stops.
▷ Pull and hold right shift paddle.
Position N is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
6. Maneuver the vehicle from the danger area
and secure it against moving on its own.
Or
▷ In addition to the briefly pulled right shift
paddle, briefly pull the left shift paddle.
In the manual mode, after conservative driving
for a certain amount of time or if there has
been no acceleration or shifting of the shift
paddles within a certain amount of time, the
transmission switches back to automatic
mode.
Displays in the instrument cluster
The selector lever position is dis‐
played, e.g.: P.
Electronic unlocking of the
transmission lock
General information
Electronically unlock the transmission lock to
maneuver vehicle from the danger area.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Overview, instrument cluster
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Fuel gauge 94
5
Engine oil temperature 94
2
Speedometer
6
Current fuel consumption
3
Messages, e.g. Check Control
7
Electronic displays 87
4
Tachometer 94
8
Reset miles 94
Electronic displays
▷ Displays of the hybrid system, refer to
page 88.
▷ Auto Start/Stop function, refer to page 75.
▷ Selection lists, refer to page 98.
▷ Date, refer to page 95.
▷ External temperature, refer to page 94.
▷ Transmission display, refer to page 86.
▷ On-board computer, refer to page 98.
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Displays
▷ Miles/trip miles, refer to page 94.
High-voltage battery charge indicator
▷ Messages, e.g. Check Control, refer to
page 90.
▷ Navigation display, see User's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment and Communi‐
cation.
▷ Range, refer to page 95.
▷ Status, Driving Dynamics Control, refer to
page 138.
▷ Service requirements, refer to page 95.
▷ Speed limit detection, refer to page 96.
▷ Time, refer to page 95.
Displays of the hybrid
system
When drive readiness is switched on in COM‐
FORT mode, displays the available charge of
the high-voltage battery with bars in a battery
symbol. If five bars are shown, the high-voltage
battery is fully charged.
Displays in the instrument cluster
During normal vehicle operation, the high-volt‐
age battery is charged up to approx. 80 %.
This ensures optimum energy recovery when
braking or driving downhill.
The concept
Drive readiness: READY
The following functions of the hybrid system
are displayed:
▷ High-voltage battery charge indicator, refer
to page 88.
READY indicates drive readi‐
ness. For further information,
please refer to Drive readiness
in detail, refer to page 74.
▷ Electric driving: eDRIVE.
▷ Acceleration boost: eBOOST, refer to
page 89.
Electric driving: eDRIVE
▷ Energy recovery: CHARGE, refer to
page 89.
▷ Drive readiness: READY, refer to
page 88.
The display depends on the system's operat‐
ing condition.
Note
High voltage
Even if no bars are displayed in the bat‐
tery symbol, the high-voltage system is still
under high voltage.◀
When driving in COMFORT or ECO PRO
modes, the power output of the electric motor
is indicated by arrows on the instrument clus‐
ter.
Depending on the position of the accelerator
pedal, up to four arrows are displayed simulta‐
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neously. The tachometer pointer stays on 0
rpm.
For further information, please refer to Electric
driving: eDRIVE, refer to page 76.
Controls
2. "Hybrid"
3.
"Hybrid usage"
Hybrid system utilization
Energy recovery: CHARGE
The energy recovered is indicated in the in‐
strument cluster: in COMFORT mode by ar‐
rows and in ECO PRO mode by a bar below
the CHARGE display. The high-voltage battery
is being charged.
For further information, please refer to Energy
recovery CHARGE, refer to page 77.
Acceleration boost: eBOOST
Gray bars indicate the fuel consumption of the
combustion engine, arrow 1. Blue bars indicate
the percentage utilization of the functions of
the hybrid system, arrow 2.
One bar indicates one minute.
The combustion engine's average fuel con‐
sumption is indicated by a line above the bar
display and as a value to the right of the graph.
Displaying the energy flow
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Hybrid"
3.
"Energy flow"
Energy flow of the hybrid system
If the electric motor supports the combustion
engine, e.g. during rapid acceleration,
eBOOST is displayed, refer to page 77.
Indications on the Control Display
Displaying the hybrid system
utilization
1. "Vehicle info"
The following are displayed:
▷ Active components of the hybrid system.
▷ Direction of the energy flows:
Orange: energy flow of the combustion en‐
gine.
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Displays
Blue: energy flow of the hybrid system
▷ Driving states:
▷ eDRIVE.
▷ DRIVE.
In addition, an acoustic signal may sound and a
text message may appear on the Control Dis‐
play.
Indicator/warning lights
▷ eBOOST.
General information
▷ CHARGE.
▷ System requirements of the hybrid system,
e. g., drive system not yet warmed up to
operating temperature.
▷ Driving requirement, e. g., transmission se‐
lector lever in the M/S position.
Adapting to the course of the road
When the navigation system destination guid‐
ance is active, hybrid operation adapts to spe‐
cific route sections.
Use of the hybrid system is optional.
Symbols in the energy flow display indicate
that a situation has been detected ahead and
hybrid operation is prepared for it.
The indicator and warning lights in the instru‐
ment cluster can light up in a variety of combi‐
nations and colors.
Several of the lights are checked for proper
functioning and light up temporarily when the
engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
Red lights
Safety belt reminder
Flashing or illuminated: safety belt on
the driver or passenger side is not
buckled. The safety belt reminder can
also be activated if objects are placed on the
front passenger seat.
Make sure that the safety belts are positioned
correctly.
Symbols
Symbol Meaning
Downhill gradients: the system is
ready to charge the high-voltage
battery.
Target zone: eDRIVE electric driving
is being prepared.
Airbag system
Airbag system and belt tensioner are
defective.
Have the vehicle checked by the serv‐
ice center immediately.
Parking brake
The parking brake is set.
Check Control
The concept
The Check Control system monitors functions
in the vehicle and notifies you of malfunctions
in the monitored systems.
For additional information, refer to Release
parking brake, refer to page 78.
Brake system
A Check Control message is displayed as a
combination of indicator or warning lights and
text messages in the instrument cluster and in
the Head-up Display.
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Continue to drive moderately.
Have the vehicle checked by the serv‐
ice center immediately.
Front-end collision warning
Illuminated: advance warning is issued,
e.g., when there is the impending dan‐
ger of a collision or the distance to the
vehicle ahead is too small.
Increase distance.
Flashing: acute warning of the imminent dan‐
ger of a collision when the vehicle approaches
another vehicle at a relatively high differential
speed.
Intervention by braking or make an evasive ma‐
neuver.
Pedestrian warning
Symbol in the instrument cluster.
If a collision with a person detected in this way
is imminent, the symbol lights up and a signal
sounds.
Controls
The system was deactivated but applies the
brakes until you actively resume control by
pressing on the brake pedal or accelerator
pedal.
Yellow lights
Anti-lock Braking System ABS
Avoid abrupt braking if possible. Brak‐
ing force boost in some cases defec‐
tive. Stop carefully. Take into account
longer brake travel. Have this checked
by the service center immediately.
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
Flashing: DSC controls the drive and
braking forces. The vehicle is stabi‐
lized. Reduce speed and adapt driving
profile to the driving circumstances.
Illuminated: DSC failed. Have the system
checked by the service center.
For additional information, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control DSC, refer to page 136.
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is
deactivated or DTC Dynamic Traction
Control is activated
Orange lights
Active Cruise Control
The number bars shows the selected
distance from the vehicle driving
ahead.
For additional information, refer to Active
Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC,
refer to page 141.
Dynamic Stability Control DSC is
switched off or Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol DTC is switched on.
For additional information, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control, refer to page 136, and Dy‐
namic Traction Control, refer to page 137.
Flat Tire Monitor FTM
Vehicle detection, Active Cruise Control
Illuminated: vehicle driving ahead de‐
tected.
Flashing: the conditions are not ade‐
quate for operating the system.
The Flat Tire Monitor signals a loss of
tire inflation pressure in a tire.
Reduce your speed and stop cau‐
tiously. Avoid sudden braking and steering ma‐
neuvers.
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Displays
For more information, see Flat Tire Monitor, re‐
fer to page 116.
Lane departure warning
System is switched on and under cer‐
tain circumstances warns if a detected
lane is left without flashing beforehand.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
Illuminated: the Tire Pressure Monitor
signals a loss of tire inflation pressure
in a tire.
For additional information, refer to Lane depar‐
ture warning, refer to page 130.
Reduce your speed and stop cautiously. Avoid
sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
Green lights
Flashing and then continuously illuminated: no
flat tire or loss of tire inflation pressure can be
detected.
Turn signal
▷ Interference through systems or devices
with the same radio frequency: after leav‐
ing the area of the interference, the system
automatically becomes active again.
▷ TPM could not conclude the reset: perform
the reset of the system again.
▷ A wheel without TPM electronics is fitted:
have the service center check it if needed.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
For more information, see Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor, refer to page 112.
Turn signal on.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator
lamp indicates that a turn signal bulb
has failed.
For additional information, refer to Turn signal,
refer to page 80.
Parking lights, headlight control
Parking lights or headlights are acti‐
vated.
For additional information, refer to
Parking lights/low beams, headlight control, re‐
fer to page 104.
Front fog lights
Steering system
Front fog lights are activated.
Steering system in some cases defec‐
tive.
For additional information, refer to
Front fog lights, refer to page 107.
Have the steering system checked by
the service center.
High-beam Assistant
Engine functions
High-beam Assistant is switched on.
Have the vehicle checked by the serv‐
ice center.
For additional information, refer to Onboard Diagnostics socket, refer to page 219.
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High beams are activated and off auto‐
matically as a function of the traffic sit‐
uation.
For additional information, refer to High-beam
Assistant, refer to page 106.
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Symbols
Cruise control
The system is switched on. It maintains
the speed that was set using the con‐
trol elements on the steering wheel.
Depending on the Check Control message, the
following functions can be selected.
▷
Automatic Hold
The vehicle is automatically held in
place when it is stationary.
On inclines, the system prevents the
vehicle from rolling backward when driving off.
For more information, see Automatic Hold, re‐
fer to page 78.
"Owner's Manual"
Display additional information about the
Check Control message in the Integrated
Owner's Manual.
▷
"Service request"
Contact your service center.
▷
"Roadside Assistance"
Contact Roadside Assistance.
Hiding Check Control messages
Blue lights
High beams
High beams are activated.
For additional information, refer to High
beams, refer to page 81.
General lamps
Press the onboard computer button on the
turn signal lever.
Check Control
At least one Check Control message is
displayed or is stored. The symbol is
shown in the display of the instrument
cluster.
Text messages
Text messages in combination with a symbol
in the instrument cluster explain a Check Con‐
trol message and the meaning of the indicator
and warning lights.
Supplementary text messages
▷ Some Check Control messages are dis‐
played continuously and are not cleared
until the malfunction is eliminated. If sev‐
eral malfunctions occur at once, the mes‐
sages are displayed consecutively.
These messages can be faded for approx.
8 seconds. After this time, they are dis‐
played again automatically.
▷ Other Check Control messages are faded
automatically after approx. 20 seconds.
They are stored and can be displayed
again later.
Additional information, such as on the cause of
an error or the required action, can be called up
via Check Control.
With urgent messages the added text will be
automatically displayed on the Control Display.
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Displays
Displaying stored Check Control
messages
On the Control Display:
▷ Hot engine: the pointer is at the high end of
the temperature range. A Check Control
message is also displayed.
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Coolant temperature
"Check Control"
3.
4. Select the text message.
If the coolant along with the engine becomes
too hot, a Check Control message is displayed.
Messages after trip completion
Check the coolant level, refer to page 216.
Special messages displayed while driving are
displayed again after the ignition is switched
off.
Odometer and trip odometer
Display
Fuel gauge
▷ Odometer, arrow 1.
Vehicle tilt position may cause
the display to vary.
Depending on the equipment
version, the arrow beside the
fuel pump symbol shows which
side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on.
Hints on refueling, refer to page 196.
Tachometer
Always avoid engine speeds in the red warning
field. In this range, the fuel supply is inter‐
rupted to protect the engine.
Engine oil temperature
▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at
the low temperature end.
Drive at moderate engine
and vehicle speeds.
▷ Normal operating tempera‐
ture: the pointer is in the
middle or in the left half of
the temperature display.
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▷ Trip odometer, arrow 2.
Show/reset kilometers
Press the knob.
▷ When the ignition is
switched off, the time, the
external temperature and
the odometer are displayed.
▷ When the ignition is switched on, the trip
odometer is reset.
External temperature
If the indicator drops to
+37 ℉/+3 ℃ or lower, a signal
sounds.
A Check Control message is
displayed.
There is an increased risk of ice on roads.
Ice on roads
Even at temperatures above
+37 ℉/+3 ℃, roads might be icy.
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Controls
Therefore, drive carefully on bridges and
shaded roads, e.g., to avoid the increased risk
of an accident.◀
Displaying the cruising range
Time
1. "Settings"
The time is displayed at the bot‐
tom of the instrument cluster.
Setting the time and time for‐
mat, refer to page 101.
Depending on your vehicle's optional features,
the range can also be displayed as bar in the
instrument cluster.
2. "Instrument cluster"
3. "Additional indicators"
With navigation system: range with
destination guidance active
If respective equipment is fitted
and destination guidance is ac‐
tive, the remaining range is dis‐
played when the destination is
reached.
Date
The date is displayed in the
computer.
Setting the date and date for‐
mat, refer to page 101.
Range
Service requirements
The concept
Display
With a low remaining range:
▷ A Check Control message is
displayed briefly.
▷ The remaining range is
shown on the on-board co‐
mupter.
▷ With a dynamic driving style - e.g., taking
curves aggressively - engine operation
might vary.
The Check Control message appears continu‐
ously below a range of approx. 30 miles/50 km.
Refuel promptly
Refuel no later than at a range of
30 miles/50 km or engine operation might fail
and damage might occur.◀
After the ignition is turned on the instrument
cluster briefly displays available driving dis‐
tance or time to the next scheduled mainte‐
nance.
Your service specialist can read the current
service requirements from your remote con‐
trol.
Display
Data regarding the service status or legally
mandated vehicle inspections are automati‐
cally transmitted to your service center before
a service due date.
Detailed information on service
requirements
More information on the scope of service re‐
quired can be displayed on the Control Dis‐
play.
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
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3.
Displays
"Service required"
Required maintenance procedures and le‐
gally mandated inspections are displayed.
4. Select an entry to call up detailed informa‐
tion.
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Last Service Request"
Symbols
Sym‐
bols
Gear shift indicator
Description
No service is currently required.
The deadline for scheduled mainte‐
nance or a legally mandated inspec‐
tion is approaching.
The service deadline has already
passed.
Entering appointment dates
Enter the dates for the required inspections.
Make sure that the vehicle's date and time are
set correctly.
On the Control Display:
The concept
The system recommends the most fuel effi‐
cient gear for the current driving situation.
Depending on the vehicle's features and coun‐
try version of the vehicle, the gear shift indica‐
tor is active in the manual mode of the Step‐
tronic transmission and with manual
transmission.
Suggestions to shift gear up or down are dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
On vehicles without a gear shift indicator, the
engaged gear is displayed.
Steptronic transmission: displays
Example
1. "Vehicle info"
Description
Fuel efficient gear is set.
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Service required"
4. "§ Vehicle inspection"
Shift into fuel efficient gear.
5. "Date:"
6. Adjust the settings.
7. Confirm.
The entered date is stored.
Automatic Service Request
Data regarding the service status or legally
mandated vehicle inspections are automati‐
cally transmitted to your service center before
a service due date.
You can check when your service center was
notified.
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Speed limit detection
The concept
Speed limit detection
Speed limit detection uses a symbol in the
shape of a traffic sign to display the currently
detected speed limit. The camera in the area of
the interior rearview mirror detects traffic signs
at the edge of the road as well as variable over‐
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head sign posts. Traffic signs with extra sym‐
bols for wet road conditions, etc. are also de‐
tected and compared with the vehicle's
onboard data, such as for the rain sensor, and
will be displayed depending on the situation.
The system takes into account the information
stored in the navigation system and also dis‐
plays speed limits present on routes without
signs.
Controls
If speed limit detection is switched on, it can
be displayed on the info display in the instru‐
ment cluster via the computer.
Display
The following is displayed in the instrument
cluster:
Speed limit detection
Current speed limit.
Hints
Personal judgment
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the traffic
situation.
The system assists the driver and does not re‐
place the human eye.◀
Speed limit detection is not
available.
At a glance
Speed limit detection can also be displayed in
the Head-up Display.
Camera
System limits
The system may not be fully functional and
may provide incorrect information in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ When signs are concealed by objects.
The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
▷ When the windshield behind the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered by a sticker, etc.
Switching on/off
▷ In the event of incorrect detection by the
camera.
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Instrument cluster"
3. "Speed limit information"
▷ If the speed limits stored in the navigation
system are incorrect.
▷ In areas not covered by the navigation sys‐
tem.
▷ When roads differ from the navigation,
such as due to changes in road routing.
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Displays
▷ When passing buses or trucks with a
speed sticker.
Activating a list and adjusting the
setting
▷ If the traffic signs are non-conforming.
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
Selection lists in the
instrument cluster
The concept
Depending on your vehicle's optional features,
the following can be displayed or operated us‐
ing the buttons and the thumbwheel on the
steering wheel as well as the displays in the in‐
strument cluster and the Head-up Display:
On the right side of the steering wheel, turn
the thumbwheel to activate the corresponding
list.
Using the thumbwheel, select the desired set‐
ting and confirm it by pushing the thumbwheel.
▷ Current audio source.
▷ Redial phone feature.
▷ Turn on voice activation system.
On-board computer
Display
Indication in the info display
The information from the com‐
puter is shown in the info display
in the instrument cluster.
Calling up information on the info
display
Depending on your vehicle's optional features,
the list in the instrument cluster can differ from
the illustration shown.
Press the onboard computer button on the
turn signal lever.
Information is displayed in the info display of
the instrument cluster.
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Repeatedly pressing the button on the turn
signal lever calls up the following information in
the info display:
▷ Range.
▷ Average consumption, fuel.
▷ Average consumption, fuel.
▷ Average speed.
▷ Date.
▷ Speed limit detection.
Not for a multi-functional instrument dis‐
play.
▷ Time of arrival.
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
▷ Distance to destination.
When destination guidance is activated in
the navigation system.
▷ ECO PRO bonus range.
Controls
If there is only enough fuel left for less than
45 miles/80 km, the color of the display
changes.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the period while the engine is running.
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the distance traveled since the last reset by the
on-board comupter.
Average speed
Periods in which the vehicle is parked with the
engine manually stopped are not included in
the calculation of the average speed.
Resetting average values
Press and hold the onboard computer button
on the turn signal lever.
Distance to destination
▷ Charge state of the high-voltage battery as
a percentage.
The distance remaining to the destination is
displayed if a destination is entered in the navi‐
gation system before the trip is started.
Adjusting the info display
The distance to the destination is adopted au‐
tomatically.
Depending on the vehicle equipment version,
you can select what information from the com‐
puter is to be displayed on the info display of
the instrument cluster.
Time of arrival
1. "Settings"
The estimated time of arrival is
displayed if a destination is en‐
tered in the navigation system
before the trip is started.
2. "Instrument cluster"
The time must be correctly set.
On the Control Display:
3. Select the desired displays.
Information in detail
Range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel.
It is calculated based on your driving style over
the last 20 miles/30 km.
Speed limit detection
Description of the speed limit detection, refer
to page 96, function.
Trip computer
The vehicle features two types of board com‐
puters.
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Displays
▷ "Onboard info": the values can be reset as
often as necessary.
Speed warning
▷ "Trip computer": the values provide an
overview of the current trip.
The concept
Resetting the trip computer
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Trip computer"
3. "Reset": all values are reset.
"Automatically reset": all values are reset
approx. 4 hours after the vehicle came to a
standstill.
Displays a speed, when reached, should cause
a warning to be issued.
The warning is repeated if the vehicle speed
drops below the set speed once by at least
3 mph/5 km/h.
Displaying, setting or changing the
speed warning
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
Display on the Control Display
3. "Warning at:"
Display the computer or trip computer on the
Control Display.
4. Turn the controller until the desired speed
is displayed.
1. "Vehicle info"
5. Press the controller.
2. "Onboard info" or "Trip computer"
Speed warning is stored.
Resetting the fuel consumption or
speed
Activating/deactivating the speed
warning
On the Control Display:
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
1. "Settings"
2. "Onboard info"
2. "Speed"
3. "Consumpt." or "Speed"
3. "Warning"
4. "Yes"
4. Press the controller.
Sport displays
Setting your current speed as the
speed warning
On the Control Display:
The concept
On the Control Display, the current system val‐
ues of hybrid operation for power and torque
can be displayed if the vehicle is appropriately
equipped.
Displaying sport displays on the
Control Display
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
3. "Select current speed"
4. Press the controller.
The current vehicle speed is stored as the
speed warning.
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Sport displays"
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Date
Time
1. "Settings"
Setting the time zone
1. "Settings"
Controls
Setting the date
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Date:"
2. "Time/Date"
4. Turn the controller until the desired day is
displayed.
3. "Time zone:"
5. Press the controller.
4. Select the desired time zone.
6. Make the necessary settings for the month
and year.
The time zone is stored.
The date is stored.
Setting the time
1. "Settings"
Setting the date format
2. "Time/Date"
1. "Settings"
3. "Time:"
2. "Time/Date"
4. Turn the controller until the desired hours
are displayed.
3. "Format:"
5. Press the controller.
The date format is stored.
6. Turn the controller until the desired mi‐
nutes are displayed.
Language
7. Press the controller.
The time is stored.
4. Select the desired format.
Setting the language
To set the language on the Control Display:
Setting the time format
1. "Settings"
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Language:"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired language.
4. Select the desired format.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
The time format is stored.
Automatic time setting
Setting the voice dialog
Depending on your vehicle's optional features,
the time, date and, if needed, the time zone are
updated automatically.
Voice dialog for the voice activation system,
refer to page 27.
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Auto time set"
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Units of measure
Head-up Display
Setting the units of measure
The concept
To set the units for fuel consumption, route/
distance and temperature:
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
3. Select the desired menu item.
4. Select the desired unit.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Brightness
This system projects important information
into the driver's field of vision, e.g., the speed.
Setting the brightness
The driver can get information without averting
his or her eyes from the road.
To set the brightness of the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
Display visibility
2. "Control display"
The visibility of the displays in the Head-up
Display is influenced by the following factors:
3. "Brightness"
4. Turn the controller until the desired bright‐
ness is set.
5. Press the controller.
▷ Certain sitting positions.
▷ Objects on the cover of the Head-up Dis‐
play.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
▷ Sunglasses with certain polarization filters.
Depending on the light conditions, the bright‐
ness settings may not be clearly visible.
▷ Unfavorable light conditions.
▷ Wet roads.
If the image is distorted, check the basic set‐
tings.
Switching on/off
Press button.
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Controls
Adjusting the height
On the Control Display:
Overview
1. "Settings"
▷ Speed.
▷ Navigation system.
▷ Check Control messages.
▷ Selection list from the instrument cluster.
▷ Driver assistance systems.
Some of this information is only displayed
briefly as needed.
Selecting displays in the Head-up
Display
2. "Head-Up Display"
3. "Height"
4. Turn the controller.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Setting the rotation
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
On the Control Display:
2. "Head-Up Display"
1. "Settings"
3. "Rotation"
2. "Head-Up Display"
4. Turn the controller.
3. "Displayed information"
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
4. Select the desired displays in the Head-up
Display.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Special windshield
The windshield is part of the system.
Setting the brightness
The shape of the windshield makes it possible
to display a precise image.
The brightness is automatically adjusted to the
ambient brightness.
A film in the windshield prevents double im‐
ages from being displayed.
The basic setting can be adjusted manually.
Therefore, have the special windshield re‐
placed by a service center only.
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-Up Display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Turn the controller.
When the low beams are activated, the bright‐
ness of the Head-up Display can be addition‐
ally influenced using the instrument lighting.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Parking lights/low beams,
headlight control
General information
Position of switch:
,
,
If the driver door is opened with the ignition
switched off, the exterior lighting is automati‐
cally switched off at these switch settings.
Parking lights
Position of switch
: the vehicle's lights
light up on all sides, e.g., for parking.
Overview
Do not use the parking lights for extended pe‐
riods; otherwise, they might drain the battery
and it would then be impossible to start the en‐
gine.
When parking, it is preferable to switch on the
one-sided roadside parking lights, refer to
page 105.
Low beams
with the ignition
Position of switch
switched on: the low beams light up.
1
Rear fog lights
2
Front fog lights
3
Depending on the equipment: automatic
headlight control, Adaptive Light Control,
High-beam Assistant, Welcome lights,
Daytime running lights
Welcome lights
When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in
position
or
: the parking and interior
lights light up briefly when the vehicle is un‐
locked.
4
Lights off, daytime running lights
5
Parking lights, daytime running lights
6
Depending on the equipment: low beams,
welcome lights, High-beam Assistant
On the Control Display:
7
Instrument lighting
1. "Settings"
Activating/deactivating
2. "Lighting"
3. "Welcome lights"
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
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Headlight courtesy delay feature
Activating/deactivating
The low beams stay lit for a short while after
the radio-ready state is switched off if the
lights are turned off and the headlight flasher is
switched on.
In some countries, daytime running lights are
mandatory, so it may not be possible to deacti‐
vate the daytime running lights.
Setting the duration
1. "Settings"
On the Control Display:
2. "Lighting"
On the Control Display:
3. "Daytime running lamps"
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Pathway lighting:"
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Roadside parking lights
4. Set length of time.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Automatic headlight control
Position of switch
: the low beams are acti‐
vated and off automatically, e.g., in tunnels, in
twilight or if there is precipitation. The indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.
When emerging from a tunnel during the day,
the low beams are not switched off immedi‐
ately but instead only after approx. 2 minutes.
A blue sky with the sun low on the horizon can
cause the lights to be switched on.
The low beams always stay on when the fog
lights are activated.
Personal responsibility
The automatic headlight control cannot
serve as a substitute for your personal judg‐
ment in determining when to turn the lights on
in response to ambient lighting conditions.
E. g. the sensors are unable to detect fog or
hazy weather. To avoid safety risks under
these conditions, you should always switch on
the lights manually.◀
Daytime running lights
With the ignition switched on, the daytime run‐
ning lights light up in position
,
or
. After the ignition is switched off, the park‐
ing lights light up in position
.
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.
Switching on
With the ignition switched off, press the lever
either up or down past the resistance point for
approx. 2 seconds.
Switch off
Briefly press the lever to the resistance point in
the opposite direction.
Adaptive Light Control
The concept
Adaptive Light Control is a variable headlight
control system that enables dynamic illumina‐
tion of the road surface.
Depending on the steering angle and other pa‐
rameters, the light from the headlight follows
the course of the road.
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In tight curves, e.g., on mountainous roads or
when turning, an additional, corner-illuminating
lamp is switched on that lights up the inside of
the curve when the vehicle is moving below a
certain speed.
Activating
Position of switch
switched on.
with the ignition
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adap‐
tive Light Control does not swivel to the driv‐
er's side when the vehicle is at a standstill.
The turning lights are automatically switched
on depending on the steering angle or the use
of turn signals.
any time and switch the high beams non and
off as usual.
Note
Personal responsibility
The High-beam Assistant cannot serve
as a substitute for the driver's personal judg‐
ment of when to use the high beams. There‐
fore, manually reel off the high beams in situa‐
tions where required to avoid a safety risk.◀
Activating
When driving in reverse, the turning lights may
be automatically switched on regardless of the
steering angle.
Self-leveling headlights
The self-leveling headlights compensate for
acceleration and braking operations in order
not to blind the oncoming traffic and to achieve
optimum illumination of the roadway.
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
Adaptive Light Control is malfunctioning or has
failed. Have the system checked as soon as
possible.
High-beam Assistant
The concept
When the low beams are activated, this system
automatically switches the high beams on and
off or suppresses the light in the areas that
blind oncoming traffic. The procedure is con‐
trolled by a camera on the front of the interior
rearview mirror. The assistant ensures that the
high beams are activated whenever the traffic
situation allows. The driver can intervene at
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1. Depending on the equipment, turn the light
switch into position
or
.
2. Press button on the turn signal lever, ar‐
row.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up.
When the low beams are on, the lights are au‐
tomatically brightened or dimmed.
The system responds to light from oncoming
traffic and traffic driving ahead of you, and to
adequate illumination, e.g., in towns and cities.
The blue indicator lamp in the instru‐
ment cluster lights up when the system
switches on the high beams. Depend‐
ing on the version of the system in the vehicle,
the high beams may not switch off for oncom‐
ing vehicles, but may only be dimmed in the
areas that blind oncoming traffic. In this case,
the blue indicator light will stay on.
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Fog lights
Front fog lights
The parking lights or low beams must be
switched on.
Press button. The green indicator
lamp lights up.
▷ High beams on, arrow 1.
▷ High beams off/headlight flasher, arrow 2.
If the automatic headlight control, refer to
page 105, is activated, the low beams will
come on automatically when you switch on the
front fog lights.
When the high beams or headlight flasher are
activated, the front fog lights are not switched
on.
The High-beam Assistant can be switched off
when manually adjusting the light. To reacti‐
vate the High-beam Assistant, press the but‐
ton on the turn signal lever.
Instrument lighting
System limits
Adjusting
The system is not fully functional in situations
such as the following, and driver intervention
may be necessary:
▷ In very unfavorable weather conditions,
such as fog or heavy precipitation.
▷ When detecting poorly-lit road users such
as pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders
and wagons; when driving close to train or
ship traffic; and at animal crossings.
▷ In tight curves, on hilltops or in depres‐
sions, in cross traffic or half-obscured on‐
coming traffic on freeways.
▷ In poorly-lit towns and cities and in the
presence of highly reflective signs.
▷ At low speeds.
▷ When the windshield behind the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
The parking lights or low beams
must be switched on to adjust
the brightness.
Adjust the brightness with the
thumbwheel.
Interior lights
General information
The interior lights, footwell lights, access lights
and courtesy lights are controlled automati‐
cally.
Thumb wheel for the instrument lighting con‐
trols brightness of some of these features.
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Ambient light
Depending on the equipment, the lighting can
be individually adjusted in the interior for some
lights.
Selecting color scheme
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Ambient:"
1
Interior lights
2
Reading lamp
4. Select desired setting.
Switching the interior lights on and off
With a color scheme selected and welcome
lights activated they illuminate in the line's
color when vehicle is unlocked.
Setting the brightness
Press button.
To reel off permanently: press the button for
approx. 3 seconds.
The brightness of the ambient light can be ad‐
justed via the thumbwheel for the instrument
lighting or on the Control Display.
Switch back on: press button.
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
Reading lights
3. "Brightness:"
Press button.
4. Adjust the brightness.
Reading lights are located at the front and rear
next to the interior lights.
Bang & Olufsen High End Surround
Sound System
Adjusting speaker lighting
Some speakers in the vehicle are illuminated.
The lighting can be individually set.
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "B&O"
4. Select the desired lighting setting.
▷ "Off": no lighting.
▷ "Reduced": the speakers in the field of
view are faded while driving.
▷ "On": the speakers are always illumi‐
nated.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Airbags
1
Front airbag, driver
4
Side airbag
2
Front airbag, front passenger
5
Knee airbags
3
Head airbag
Front airbags
Side airbags
Front airbags help protect the driver and front
passenger by responding to frontal impacts in
which safety belts alone would not provide ad‐
equate restraint.
In a lateral impact, the side airbag supports the
side of the body in the chest and lap area.
Head airbags
In a lateral impact, the head airbag supports
the head.
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Knee airbag
The knee airbag supports the legs in a frontal
impact.
Protective action
Airbags are not triggered in every impact situa‐
tion, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end
collisions.
Information on how to ensure the optimal
protective effect of the airbags
▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.
▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the
steering wheel rim, holding your hands at
the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to
keep the risk of injury to your hands or
arms as low as possible when the airbag is
triggered.
▷ There should be no person, animals, or ob‐
jects between an airbag and a person.
▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
▷ Dashboard and windshield on the front
passenger side must stay clear - do not at‐
tach adhesive labels or coverings and do
not attach brackets or cables, e. g., for GPS
devices or' mobile phones.
▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sit‐
ting correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and
legs in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries
might occur when front airbag is activated.
▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or
other objects on the front passenger seat
that are not approved specifically for seats
with integrated side airbags.
▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as
jackets, over the backrests.
▷ Make sure that occupants keep their heads
away from the side airbag and do not rest
against the head airbag; otherwise, injuries
might occur when airbag is activated.
▷ Do not apply adhesive materials to the air‐
bag cover panels, do not cover them or
modify them in any way.
▷ Never modify either the individual compo‐
nents or the wiring in the airbag system.
This also applies to steering wheel covers,
the dashboard, the seats, the roof pillars
and the sides of the roofliner.◀
Even when you follow all instructions very
closely, injury from contact with the airbags
cannot be ruled out in certain situations.
The ignition and inflation noise may lead to
short-term and, in most cases, temporary
hearing impairment in sensitive individuals.
Malfunction, deactivation and after de‐
ploying the airbags
Do not touch the individual components imme‐
diately after the system has been triggered;
otherwise, you may risk burns.
Only have the airbags checked, repaired or dis‐
mantled and the airbag generator scrapped by
the service center or an authorized repair shop
for handling explosives.
Non-professional attempts to service the sys‐
tem could lead to failure in an emergency or
unintentional activation of the airbag - both
may lead to injury.◀
Warnings and information on the airbags are
also found on the sun visors.
Functional readiness of the airbag
system
When the ignition is reel on, the warn‐
ing lamp in the instrument cluster lights
up briefly and thereby indicates the op‐
erational readiness of the entire airbag system
and the belt tensioner.
Airbag system malfunctioning
▷ Do not remove the airbag system.
▷ Warning lamp does not come on when the
ignition is turned on.
▷ Do not remove the steering wheel.
▷ The warning lamp lights up continuously.
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In case of a malfunction have airbag sys‐
tem checked immediately.
In case of a malfunction have airbag system
checked immediately; otherwise, there is a risk
that the system does not function as expected
in case of a severe accident.◀
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▷ Do not attach covers, cushions, ball mats
or other items to the front passenger seat
unless they are specifically recommended
by your vehicle's manufacturer.
▷ Do not place any electronic devices on the
passenger seat if a child restraint system is
to be installed on it.
Automatic deactivation of the frontseat passenger airbags
▷ Do not place objects under the seat that
could press against the seat from below.
The system reads if the front passenger seat is
occupied by measuring the human body's re‐
sistance.
▷ No moisture in or on the seat.
Front, knee and side airbag on the front pas‐
senger's side are either activated or deacti‐
vated.
Indicator lamp for the front-seat
passenger airbags
Leave feet in the footwell
Make sure that the front passenger
keeps his or her feet in the footwell; otherwise,
proper functioning of the front passenger air‐
bag might not be assured.◀
Child restraint fixing system in the front
passenger seat
Before transporting a child on the front pas‐
senger seat, refer to the safety notes and in‐
structions for children on the front passenger
seat, see Children.◀
Malfunction of the automatic
deactivation system
When transporting older children and adults,
the front-seat passenger airbags may be deac‐
tivated in certain sitting positions. In this case,
the indicator lamp for the front-seat passenger
airbags lights up.
The indicator lamp for the front-seat passen‐
ger airbags indicates the operating state of the
front-seat passenger airbags.
The lamp indicates whether the airbags are ei‐
ther activated or deactivated.
▷ The indicator lamp lights up
when a child is properly
seated in a child restraint fix‐
ing system or when the seat
is empty. The airbags on the
front passenger side are not
activated.
In this case, change the sitting position so that
the front-seat passenger airbags are activated
and the indicator lamp goes out.
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when,
e.g., a correctly seated person of sufficient
size is detected on the seat. The airbags
on the front passenger side are activated.
If it is not possible to activate the airbags, have
the person sit in the rear.
Detected child seats
To enable correct recognition of the occupied
seat cushion
The system generally detects children seated
in a child seat, particularly in child seats re‐
quired by NHTSA when the vehicle was manu‐
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factured. After installing a child seat, make
sure that the indicator lamp for the front-seat
passenger airbags lights up. This indicates
that the child seat has been detected and the
front-seat passenger airbags are not activated.
Strength of the driver's and front-seat
passenger airbag
The explosive power that activates driver's/
front passenger's airbags very much depends
on the positions of the driver's/front passeng‐
er's seat.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
The concept
The system monitors tire inflation pressure in
the four mounted tires. The system warns you
if there is a significant loss of pressure in one
or more tires. For this purpose, sensors in the
tire valves measure the tire inflation pressure
and tire temperature.
Hints
Tire damage due to external factors
With a respective message appearing on Con‐
trol Display calibrate the front seats to keep
the accuracy of this function over the longterm.
Sudden tire damage caused by external
circumstances cannot be recognized in ad‐
vance.◀
Calibrating the front seats
With use of the system observe further infor‐
mation found under Tire inflation pressure, re‐
fer to page 200.
A corresponding message appears on the
Control Display.
1. Press the reel and move the respective
seat all the way forward.
2. Press the reel forward again. The seat still
moves forward slightly.
3. Readjust the seat to the desired position.
The calibration procedure is completed when
the message on the Control Display disap‐
pears.
If the message continues to be displayed, re‐
peat the calibration.
If the message does not disappear after a re‐
peat calibration, have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Unobstructed area of movement
Ensure that the area of movement of the
seats is unobstructed to avoid personal injury
or damage to objects.◀
Functional requirements
The system must have been reset with the
correct tire inflation pressure; otherwise, relia‐
ble signaling of tire inflation pressure loss is
not assured.
Reset the system after each adjustment of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics to
ensure that the system will operate properly.
Status display
The current status of the Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor TPM can be displayed on the Control Dis‐
play, e.g., whether or not the TPM is active.
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)"
The status is displayed.
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Tire and system status are indicated by the
color of the wheels and a text message on the
Control Display.
All wheels green
System is active and will issue a warning rela‐
tive to the tire inflation pressures stored during
the last reset.
One wheel is yellow
A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure in
the indicated tire.
All wheels are yellow
A flat tire or major drop in inflation pressure in
several tires.
Wheels, gray
The system cannot detect a flat tire. Reasons
for this may be:
▷ The system is being reset.
▷ Malfunction.
Status information
The status control display additionally shows
the current tire inflation pressures and, de‐
pending on the model, tire temperatures. It
shows the actual values read; they may vary
depending on driving style or weather condi‐
tions.
Carry out reset
Reset the system after each adjustment of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
On the Control Display and on the vehicle:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Perform reset"
4. Start the engine - do not drive off.
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5. Reset tire inflation pressure:"Perform
reset".
6. Drive away.
The tires are shown in gray and the status is
displayed.
After driving faster than 19 mph/30 km/h for a
short period, the set tire inflation pressures are
accepted as reference values. The reset is
completed automatically while driving.
After a successfully completed Reset, the
wheels on the Control Display are shown in
green and "Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
active" is displayed.
You may interrupt this trip at any time. When
you continue the reset resumes automatically.
Low tire pressure message
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
Check Control message is displayed.
▷ There is a flat tire or a major loss in
tire inflation pressure.
▷ No reset was performed for the system.
The system therefore issues a warning
based on the tire inflation pressures before
the last reset.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with
regular tires or run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 206, are la‐
beled with a circular symbol containing the
letters RSC marked on the tire's sidewall.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
A low tire inflation pressure might turn on DSC
Dynamic Stability Control.
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Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
The tire pressure gage of the Mobility Sys‐
tem, refer to page 206, can possibly be
used for this purpose.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires
is shown to be correct, it is possible that
the Tire Pressure Monitor did not perform
a reset. Then perform the reset.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Fixing a flat tire, where applicable with the
Mobility System.
Use of tire sealant, e.g., the Mobility System,
may damage the TPM wheel electronics. In
this case, have the electronics checked at the
next opportunity and have them replaced if
needed.
Run-flat tires
Maximum speed
You may continue driving with a damaged tire
at speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
Continued driving with a flat tire
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at
the next opportunity.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires
is shown to be correct, it is possible that
the Tire Pressure Monitor did not perform
a reset. In that case, carry out a reset.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
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The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on cargo load, driv‐
ing style and road conditions.
A vehicle with an average load has a possible
driving range of approx. 50 miles/80 km.
A vehicle with a damaged tire reacts differ‐
ently, e.g., it has reduced lane stability during
braking, a longer braking distance and different
self-steering properties. Adjust your driving
style accordingly. Avoid abrupt steering ma‐
neuvers or driving over obstacles, e.g., curbs,
potholes, etc.
Because the possible driving distance de‐
pends on how the vehicle is used during the
trip, the actual distance may be shorter or lon‐
ger depending on the driving speed, road con‐
ditions, external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Your car handles differently when you lose tire
inflation pressure, e.g., your lane stability is re‐
duced when braking, braking distances are
longer and the self-steering properties will
change.◀
Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving
can indicate the final failure of a tire. Reduce
speed and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire
could come loose and cause an accident. Do
not continue driving and contact your service
center.◀
Required tire inflation pressure check
message
A Check Control message is displayed in the
following situations
▷ The system has detected a wheel change,
but no reset was done.
▷ Inflation was not carried out according to
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▷ The tire inflation pressure has fallen below
the level of the last confirmation.
In this case:
▷ Check the tire pressure and correct as
needed.
▷ Carry out a reset of the system after a tire
change.
System limits
The system does not function properly if a re‐
set has not been carried out, e.g., a flat tire is
reported though tire inflation pressures are
correct.
The tire inflation pressure depends on the
tire's temperature. Driving or exposure to the
sun will increase the tire's temperature, thus
increasing the tire inflation pressure. The tire
inflation pressure is reduced when the tire
temperature falls again. These circumstances
may cause a warning when temperatures fall
very sharply.
Malfunction
The yellow warning lamp flashes and
then lights up continuously. A Check
Control message is displayed. No flat
tire or loss of tire inflation pressure can be de‐
tected.
Display in the following situations:
▷ A wheel without TPM electronics is fitted:
have the service center check it if needed.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
▷ TPM was unable to complete the reset.
Reset the system again.
▷ Interference through systems or devices
with the same radio frequency: after leav‐
ing the area of the interference, the system
automatically becomes active again.
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Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring
System
Each tire, including the spare (if provided)
should be checked monthly when cold and in‐
flated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your
vehicle has tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring
system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pres‐
sure telltale when one or more of your tires is
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 pres‐
sure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated
tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel ef‐
ficiency 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 under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low
tire pressure telltale. Your vehicle has also
been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indi‐
cator to indicate when the system is not oper‐
ating properly. The TPMS malfunction indica‐
tor is combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a malfunc‐
tion, the telltale will flash for approximately one
minute and then remain continuously illumi‐
nated. This sequence will continue upon sub‐
sequent vehicle start-ups as long as the mal‐
function 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 replace‐
ment or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle
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that prevent the TPMS from functioning prop‐
erly. Always check the TPMS malfunction tell‐
tale 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.
detect a flat tire. Initialization is started by con‐
firming the tire inflation pressures.
Do not initialize the system when driving with
snow chains.
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Perform reset"
The concept
4. Start the engine - do not drive off.
The system detects tire inflation pressure loss
on the basis of rotation speed differences be‐
tween the individual wheels while driving.
5. Start the initialization with "Perform reset".
In the event of a tire inflation pressure loss, the
diameter and therefore the rotational speed of
the corresponding wheel changes. This will be
detected and reported as a flat tire.
The system does not measure the actual infla‐
tion pressure in the tires.
Functional requirements
The system must have been initialized when
the tire inflation pressure was correct; other‐
wise, reliable flagging of a flat tire is not as‐
sured. Initialize the system after each correc‐
tion of the tire inflation pressure and after
every tire or wheel change.
Status display
The current status of the Flat Tire Monitor can
be displayed on the Control Display, e.g.,
whether or not the FTM is active.
The initialization is completed while driving,
which can be interrupted at any time.
The initialization automatically continues when
driving resumes.
Indication of a flat tire
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
Check Control message is displayed.
There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire
inflation pressure.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with
regular tires or run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 206, are la‐
beled with a circular symbol containing the
letters RSC marked on the tire's sidewall.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
On the Control Display:
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
6. Drive away.
"Flat Tire Monitor (FTM)"
The status is displayed.
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
When a flat tire is indicated, DSC Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control is switched on if needed.
Initialization
When initializing the once set inflation tire
pressures serve as reference values in order to
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Continued driving with a flat tire
Sudden tire damage
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external circumstances cannot be recognized
in advance.◀
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
A natural, even tire inflation pressure loss in all
four tires will not be recognized. Therefore,
check the tire inflation pressure regularly.
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at
the next opportunity.
The system could be delayed or malfunction in
the following situations:
▷ When the system has not been initialized.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires
is correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
▷ When driving on a snowy or slippery road
surface.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
▷ Sporty driving style: spinning traction
wheels, high lateral acceleration (drifting).
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on cargo load, driv‐
ing style and road conditions.
▷ When driving with snow chains.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
The tire pressure gage of the Mobility Sys‐
tem, refer to page 206, can possibly be
used for this purpose.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires
is correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Fix the flat tire where applicable using the
Mobility System, refer to page 206.
Run-flat tires
Maximum speed
A vehicle with an average load has a possible
driving range of approx. 50 miles/80 km.
A vehicle with a damaged tire reacts differ‐
ently, e.g., it has reduced lane stability during
braking, a longer braking distance and different
self-steering properties. Adjust your driving
style accordingly. Avoid abrupt steering ma‐
neuvers or driving over obstacles, e.g., curbs,
potholes, etc.
Because the possible driving distance de‐
pends on how the vehicle is used during the
trip, the actual distance may be shorter or lon‐
ger depending on the driving speed, road con‐
ditions, external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Your car handles differently when you lose tire
inflation pressure, e.g., your lane stability is re‐
duced when braking, braking distances are
longer and the self-steering properties will
change.◀
You may continue driving with a damaged tire
at speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
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Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving
can indicate the final failure of a tire. Reduce
speed and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire
could come loose and cause an accident. Do
not continue driving and contact your service
center.◀
ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the risk
of an accident.◀
Tow-starting and towing
For tow-starting or towing, switch off the
Intelligent Safety systems; otherwise malfunc‐
tions of the individual braking systems might
lead to accidents.◀
Intelligent Safety
At a glance
The concept
Button in the vehicle
Intelligent Safety enables central operation of
the driver assistance system.
Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, In‐
telligent Safety consists of one or more sys‐
tems that can help prevent a imminent colli‐
sion. These systems are active automatically
every time the engine is started using the
Start/Stop button:
▷ Front-end collision warning, refer to
page 119.
Intelligent Safety button
▷ Pedestrian warning, refer to page 124.
Camera
Hints
Personal responsibility
The system does not serve as a substi‐
tute for the driver's personal judgment of the
traffic situation.
Be aware of the traffic situation and the vehi‐
cle's surroundings at all times, otherwise acci‐
dents are still possible despite all warnings.◀
Adapting your speed and driving style
The displays and warnings of the system
do not relieve the driver of the responsibility to
adapt his or her driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
Be alert
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
Switching on/off
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and
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The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
The Intelligent Safety systems are automati‐
cally active after every departure.
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Press button: the systems are turned
off. The LED goes out.
Press button: the systems are turned on. The
LED lights up.
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Appropriate braking kicks in at speeds of up to
35 mph/60 km/h.
Detection range
Settings can be made on the Control Display.
Front-end collision warning
Depending on the equipment, the collision
warning system consists of one of the two sys‐
tems:
▷ Front-end collision warning with City Brak‐
ing function, refer to page 119.
▷ Front-end collision warning with braking
function, refer to page 121
It responds to objects if they are detected by
the system.
Hints
Front-end collision warning
with City Braking function
The concept
The ystem can help prevent accidents. If an
accident cannot be prevented, the system will
help reduce the collision speed.
The system sounds a warning before an immi‐
nent collision and actuates brakes independ‐
ently if needed.
The automatic braking intervention is done
with limited force and duration.
A camera in the area of the rearview mirror
controls the system.
The front-end collision warning is available
even if cruise control has been deactivated.
With the vehicle approaching another vehicle
intentionally the collision warning is delayed
avoiding false alarm.
General information
The system warns at two levels of an imminent
danger of collision at speeds from approx.
3 mph/5 km/h. Time of warnings may vary with
the current driving situation.
Personal responsibility
The system does not serve as a substi‐
tute for the driver's personal judgment of the
traffic situation.
Be aware of the traffic situation and the vehi‐
cle's surroundings at all times, otherwise acci‐
dents are still possible despite all warnings.◀
Adapting your speed and driving style
The displays and warnings of the system
do not relieve the driver of the responsibility to
adapt his or her driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
Be alert
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and
ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the risk
of an accident.◀
Tow-starting and towing
For tow-starting or towing, switch off the
Intelligent Safety systems; otherwise malfunc‐
tions of the individual braking systems might
lead to accidents.◀
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At a glance
Setting the warning time
The warning time can be set via iDrive.
Button in the vehicle
1. "Settings"
2. "Frontal Coll. Warning"
3. Activate the desired time on the Control
Display.
The selected time is stored for the profile cur‐
rently in use.
Warning with braking function
Intelligent Safety button
Camera
Display
If a collision with a recognized vehicle is immi‐
nent a warning symbol appears in the instru‐
ment cluster and in the Head-Up Display.
Symbol Measure
The vehicle lights up red: prewarn‐
ing.
Brake and increase distance.
The vehicle flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds: acute warn‐
ing.
The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
Switching on/off
Switching on automatically
The system is automatically active after every
driving-off.
Prewarning
This warning is issued, e.g., when there is the
impending danger of a collision or the distance
to the vehicle ahead is too small.
The driver must intervene actively when there
is a prewarning.
Acute warning with braking function
Switch off
Press button: the system is switched
off. The LED goes out.
Re-press button: the system is switched on.
The LED lights up.
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You are requested to intervene by
braking or make an evasive maneu‐
ver.
Warning of the imminent danger of a collision
when the vehicle approaches another object at
a relatively high differential speed.
The driver must intervene actively when there
is an acute warning. If necessary, the driver is
assisted by a minor automatic braking inter‐
vention in a possible risk of collision.
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Acute warnings can also be triggered without
previous prewarning.
Braking intervention
The warning prompts the driver himself/herself
to react. During a warning, the maximum brak‐
ing force is used. Premise for the brake boos‐
ter is sufficiently quick and hard stepping on
the brake pedal. The system can assist with
some braking intervention if there is risk of a
collision. At low speeds vehicles may thus
come to a complete stop.
The braking intervention is executed only if
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti‐
vated.
The braking intervention can be interrupted by
stepping on the accelerator pedal or by ac‐
tively moving the steering wheel.
Object detection can be restricted. Limitations
of the detection range and functional restric‐
tions are to be considered.
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▷ In tight curves.
▷ If the driving stability control systems are
limited or deactivated, e.g., DSC OFF.
▷ If, depending on the vehicle equipment
version, the field of view of the camera in
the mirror or the radar sensor is dirty or ob‐
scured.
▷ Up to 10 seconds after the start of the en‐
gine, via the Start/Stop knob.
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
▷ If there is constant blinding effects be‐
cause of oncoming light, e. g., from the sun
low in the sky.
Warning sensitivity
The more sensitive the warning settings are,
e.g. the warning time, the more warnings are
displayed. However, there may also be an ex‐
cess of false warnings.
Front-end collision warning
with braking function
System limits
Detection range
The system's detection potential is limited.
Thus a warning might not be issued or be is‐
sued late.
E. g. the following situations may not be de‐
tected:
▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of
you, or sharply decelerating vehicles.
▷ Vehicles with an unusual rear appearance.
The concept
The ystem can help prevent accidents. If an
accident cannot be prevented, the system will
help reduce the collision speed.
The system sounds a warning before an immi‐
nent collision and actuates brakes independ‐
ently if needed.
The automatic braking intervention may be
executed with maximum braking force and for
a brief period only as necessary.
Functional limitations
If the vehicle is equipped with Active Cruise
Control with Stop & Go, the front-end collision
warning is controlled via the cruise control ra‐
dar sensor in conjunction with a camera.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
The front-end collision warning is available
even if cruise control has been deactivated.
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snow‐
fall.
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With the vehicle approaching another vehicle
intentionally the collision warning is delayed
avoiding false alarm.
ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the risk
of an accident.◀
General information
For tow-starting or towing, switch off the
Intelligent Safety systems; otherwise malfunc‐
tions of the individual braking systems might
lead to accidents.◀
The system issues a two-phase warning of a
possible danger of collision with vehicles at
speeds above approx. 3 mph/5 km/h. Time of
warnings may vary with the current driving sit‐
uation.
Detection range
Tow-starting and towing
At a glance
Button in the vehicle
It responds to objects if they are detected by
the system.
Intelligent Safety button
Radar sensor
Hints
Personal responsibility
The system does not serve as a substi‐
tute for the driver's personal judgment of the
traffic situation.
Be aware of the traffic situation and the vehi‐
cle's surroundings at all times, otherwise acci‐
dents are still possible despite all warnings.◀
Adapting your speed and driving style
The displays and warnings of the system
do not relieve the driver of the responsibility to
adapt his or her driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
The radar sensor is located in the lower area of
the front bumper.
Always keep radar sensor clean and unob‐
structed.
Be alert
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and
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Warning with braking function
Display
If a collision with a recognized vehicle is immi‐
nent a warning symbol appears in the instru‐
ment cluster and in the Head-Up Display.
Symbol Measure
The vehicle lights up red: prewarn‐
ing.
The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
Brake and increase distance.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
The vehicle flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds: acute warn‐
ing.
Switching on/off
You are requested to intervene by
braking or make an evasive maneu‐
ver.
Switching on automatically
The system is automatically active after every
driving-off.
Switch off
Press button: the system is switched
off. The LED goes out.
Re-press button: the system is switched on.
The LED lights up.
Setting the warning time
The warning time can be set via iDrive.
1. "Settings"
2. "Frontal Coll. Warning"
3. Activate the desired time on the Control
Display.
The selected time is stored for the profile cur‐
rently in use.
Prewarning
This warning is issued, e.g., when there is the
impending danger of a collision or the distance
to the vehicle ahead is too small.
The driver must intervene actively when there
is a prewarning.
Acute warning with braking function
Warning of the imminent danger of a collision
when the vehicle approaches another object at
a relatively high differential speed.
The driver must intervene actively when there
is an acute warning. If necessary, the driver is
assisted by an automatic braking intervention
in a possible risk of collision.
Acute warnings can also be triggered without
previous prewarning.
Braking intervention
The warning prompts the driver himself/herself
to react. During a warning, the maximum brak‐
ing force is used. Premise for the brake boos‐
ter is sufficiently quick and hard stepping on
the brake pedal. The system can assist with
automatic braking intervention if there is risk of
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a collision. The intervention can bring the vehi‐
cle to a complete stop.
the mirror or the radar sensor is dirty or ob‐
scured.
The braking intervention is executed only if
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti‐
vated.
▷ Up to 10 seconds after the start of the en‐
gine, via the Start/Stop knob.
Above approx. 130 mph/210 km/h the braking
intervention occurs as a brief braking pressure.
No automatic delay occurs.
▷ If there is constant blinding effects be‐
cause of oncoming light, e. g., from the sun
low in the sky.
The braking intervention can be interrupted by
stepping on the accelerator pedal or by ac‐
tively moving the steering wheel.
Object detection can be restricted. Limitations
of the detection range and functional restric‐
tions are to be considered.
System limits
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
Warning sensitivity
The more sensitive the warning settings are,
e.g. the warning time, the more warnings are
displayed. However, there may also be an ex‐
cess of false warnings.
Pedestrian warning
Detection range
The system's detection potential is limited.
Thus a warning might not be issued or be is‐
sued late.
E. g. the following situations may not be de‐
tected:
▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of
you, or sharply decelerating vehicles.
Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the
function warns of an imminent collision with
pedestrians during daytime or nighttime.
The function is subdivided into the following
systems:
▷ During daytime: Pedestrian warning with
city braking function, refer to page 124
▷ At night: Night vision, refer to page 127
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
Pedestrian warning with city
braking function
Functional limitations
The concept
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
The ystem can help prevent accidents with pe‐
destrians.
▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snow‐
fall.
The system issues a warning in the city driving
speed area if there is imminent danger of a col‐
lision with pedestrians and includes a braking
function.
▷ Vehicles with an unusual rear appearance.
▷ In tight curves.
▷ If the driving stability control systems are
limited or deactivated, e.g., DSC OFF.
▷ If, depending on the vehicle equipment
version, the field of view of the camera in
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The camera in the area of the rearview mirror
controls the system.
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In daylight the system warns of possible colli‐
sions with pedestrians at speeds from about
6 mph/10 km/h to about 35 mph/60 km/h
shortly before a collision the system supports
you with a braking intervention.
Under those circumstances it reacts to people
who are within the detection range of the sys‐
tem.
Detection range
Controls
Adapting your speed and driving style
The displays and warnings of the system
do not relieve the driver of the responsibility to
adapt his or her driving speed and style to the
traffic conditions.◀
Be alert
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and
ready to intervene; otherwise, there is the risk
of an accident.◀
Tow-starting and towing
For tow-starting or towing, switch off the
Intelligent Safety systems; otherwise malfunc‐
tions of the individual braking systems might
lead to accidents.◀
At a glance
The detection area in front of the vehicle is div‐
ided into two areas.
Button in the vehicle
▷ Central area, arrow 1, directly in front of the
vehicle.
▷ Expanded area, arrow 2, to the right and
left.
A collision is imminent if pedestrians are lo‐
cated within the central area. A warning is is‐
sued about pedestrians who are located within
the extended area only if they are moving in
the direction of the central area.
Intelligent Safety button
Hints
Personal responsibility
The system does not serve as a substi‐
tute for the driver's personal judgment of the
traffic situation.
Be aware of the traffic situation and the vehi‐
cle's surroundings at all times, otherwise acci‐
dents are still possible despite all warnings.◀
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ter is sufficiently quick and hard stepping on
the brake pedal. The system can assist with
some braking intervention if there is risk of a
collision. At low speeds vehicles may thus
come to a complete stop.
The braking intervention is executed only if
DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on
and Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti‐
vated.
The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
The braking intervention can be interrupted by
stepping on the accelerator pedal or by ac‐
tively moving the steering wheel.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
Object detection can be restricted. Limitations
of the detection range and functional restric‐
tions are to be considered.
Switching on/off
System limits
Switching on automatically
Detection range
The system is automatically active after every
driving-off.
The detection potential of the camera is lim‐
ited.
Switch off
Thus a warning might not be issued or be is‐
sued late.
Press button: the systems are turned
off. The LED goes out.
Press button: the systems are turned on. The
LED lights up.
Warning with braking function
Display
If a collision with a person detected in this way
is imminent, a warning symbol appears on the
instrument cluster and in the Head-up Display.
The red symbol is displayed and a sig‐
nal sounds.
Intervene immediately by braking or make an
evasive maneuver.
E. g. the following situations may not be de‐
tected:
▷ Partially covered pedestrians.
▷ Pedestrians that are not detected as such
because of the viewing angle or contour.
▷ Pedestrians outside of the detection range.
▷ Pedestrians having a body size less than
32 in/80 cm.
Functional limitations
The system may not be fully functional or may
not be available in the following situations:
▷ In heavy fog, rain, sprayed water or snow‐
fall.
▷ In tight curves.
Braking intervention
▷ If the driving stability control systems are
deactivated, e.g. DSC OFF.
The warning prompts the driver himself/herself
to react. During a warning, the maximum brak‐
ing force is used. Premise for the brake boos‐
▷ If the camera viewing field or the front
windshield are dirty or covered.
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▷ Up to 10 seconds after the start of the en‐
gine, via the Start/Stop knob.
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
▷ If there is constant blinding effects be‐
cause of oncoming light, e. g., from the sun
low in the sky.
▷ When it is dark outside.
Night Vision with Pedestrian
and Animal Detection
Controls
or that radiate very little heat are difficult to de‐
tect.
For safety reasons, when driving at speeds
above approx. 3 mph/5 km/h and in low ambi‐
ent light, the image is only displayed when the
low beams are activated.
A still image is displayed at regular intervals for
a fraction of a second.
Pedestrian and animal detection
The concept
Night Vision with pedestrian and animal detec‐
tion is a night vision system.
An infrared camera scans the area in front of
the vehicle and issues a warning if it detects
pedestrians and animals on the street. Warm
objects that are similar in shape to human be‐
ings or animals are detected by the system. If
necessary, the heat image can be displayed on
the Control Display.
Object detection and warning only functions in
darkness.
Warm objects that are similar in shape to hu‐
man beings are detected by the system.
In addition, the system also detects animals
above a certain minimum size, e.g., deer.
Heat image
With heat image activated on the Control Dis‐
play:
People detected by the system are displayed
with a slight yellow hue.
Animals detected by the system are displayed
in a darker yellow.
The image shows the heat radiated by objects
in the field of view of the camera.
Warm objects have a light appearance and
cold objects, a dark appearance.
The ability to detect an object depends on the
temperature difference between the object
and the background and on the level of heat
radiation emitted by the object. Objects that
are similar in temperature to the environment
Under good ambient conditions, the object de‐
tection operates within the following distance
ranges:
▷ Pedestrian detection: up to approx.
330 ft/100 m
▷ Detection of large animals: up to approx.
490 ft/150 m
▷ Detection of medium animals: up to ap‐
prox. 230 ft/70 m
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Environmental influences can limit the availa‐
bility of object detection.
The camera is automatically heated when the
external temperatures are low.
If the vehicle systems detect that the vehicle is
located in a residential area, the animal detec‐
tion is temporarily switched off.
The camera lens is automatically cleaned to‐
gether with the headlights.
Switching on/off
Hints
Personal responsibility
Night Vision cannot replace the driver's
personal judgment of the visibility conditions
and the traffic situation. The view ahead and
the actual visibility conditions must always be
the basis on which the vehicle speed is ad‐
justed; otherwise, there is a risk to road
safety.◀
Switching on automatically
When it is dark outside, the system is automat‐
ically active after every driving-off.
Switch off
The system is only switched off until the next
time the engine is started with the Start/Stop
button.
Press button.
Overview
Buttons in the vehicle
The LED goes out.
Switching on heat image additionally
The heat image from the Night Vision camera
can also be displayed on the Control Display.
This function has no effect on object detec‐
tion.
Press button.
Intelligent Safety button
The image from the camera is displayed on the
Control Display.
Adjustments via the iDrive
Switch on/switch off heat image
With heat image switched on:
1. Press the controller.
Camera
2. Select brightness or contrast.
▷
Select the symbol.
▷
Select the symbol.
3. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is selected.
4. Press the controller.
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Display
The displayed symbol can vary with the people
detected.
Warning of people or animals in
danger
Intervene actively by braking or make an eva‐
sive maneuver.
If a collision with a person or an animal de‐
tected in this way is imminent, a warning sym‐
bol appears on the instrument cluster and in
the Head-up Display.
Although both the shape and the heat radiation
are analyzed, false warnings cannot be ruled
out.
Warning area in front of the vehicle
When animals are detected, an animal
symbol is displayed. The symbol also
shows the side of the road on which
the animal was detected. Intervene actively by
braking or make an evasive maneuver.
Acute warning
The red symbol is displayed and a sig‐
nal sounds.
When animals are detected, an red animal
symbol is displayed with the signal tone.
Red symbol in the instrument cluster.
Intervene immediately by braking or make an
evasive maneuver.
The warning area for the pedestrian warning
consists of two parts:
▷ Central area, arrow 1, directly in front of the
vehicle.
Display in the Head-up Display
▷ Expanded area, arrow 2, to the right and
left.
The warning is displayed simultane‐
ously in the Head-up Display and on
the instrument cluster. The displayed
symbol can vary with the people detected.
With animal warnings, no distinction is made
between the central or expanded area.
When animals are detected, an animal symbol
is displayed.
The entire area moves along with the vehicle in
the direction of the steering angle and changes
with the vehicle speed. As the vehicle speed
increases, the area becomes longer and wider,
e.g.
Prewarning
The yellow symbol is displayed when a
person is detected in the central area
immediately in front of the vehicle.
The yellow symbol is displayed when a person
in the extended area is moving from the right
or left towards the central area.
System limits
Basic limits
System operation is limited in situations such
as the following:
▷ On steep hills, in steep depressions or in
tight curves.
▷ When the camera is dirty or the protective
glass is damaged.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ At very high external temperatures.
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Limits of pedestrian and animal
detection
In some situations, it may occur that pedes‐
trians are detected as animals or animals as
pedestrians.
Small animals are not detected by the object
detection function, even if they are clearly visi‐
ble in the image.
Limited detection:
▷ People or animals who are fully or partially
covered, especially when their heads are
covered.
Hints
Personal responsibility
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the
course of the road and the traffic situation.
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steer‐
ing wheel, as you may lose control of the vehi‐
cle.◀
At a glance
Button in the vehicle
▷ People who are not in an upright position,
e.g., lying down.
▷ Cyclists on unconventional bicycles (e.g.,
recumbent bicycles).
▷ After physical damage to the system, e.g.,
after an accident.
No display on the rear screen
The image from Night Vision cannot be dis‐
played on the rear screen.
Lane departure warning
Lane departure warning
Camera
The concept
Starting at a specific speed, this system alerts
you when the vehicle on streets with lane
markings is about to leave the lane. This
speed, depending on the country version, is
between 35 mph/55 km/h and
45 mph/70 km/h.
When switching on the system below this
speed, a message is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster.
The steering wheel begins vibrating gently in
the event of warnings. The time of the warning
may vary depending on the current driving sit‐
uation.
The system does not provide a warning if the
turn signal is set before leaving the lane.
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The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
Switching on/off
Press button.
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▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
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▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
Display in the instrument cluster
▷ Lines: system is activated.
▷ Arrows: at least one lane marking
was detected and warnings can be
issued.
Active Blind Spot Detection
The concept
Issued warning
If you leave the lane and if a lane marking has
been detected, the steering wheel begins vi‐
brating.
If the turn signal is set before changing the
lane, a warning is not issued.
End of warning
The warning ends:
▷ Automatically after approx. 3 seconds.
▷ When returning to your own lane.
▷ When braking hard.
▷ When using the turn signal.
System limits
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In the event of missing, worn, poorly visi‐
ble, merging, diverging, or multiple lane
markings such as in construction areas.
▷ When lane markings are covered in snow,
ice, dirt or water.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
▷ When the lane markings are covered by
objects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
Two radar sensors below the rear bumper
monitor the area behind and next to the vehicle
at speeds above approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
The system indicates whether there are vehi‐
cles in the blind spot, arrow 1, or approaching
from behind on the adjacent lane, arrow 2.
The lamp in the exterior mirror housing is dim‐
med.
Before you change lanes after setting the turn
signal, the system issues a warning in the sit‐
uations described above.
The lamp in the exterior mirror housing flashes
and the steering wheel vibrates.
Hints
Personal responsibility
The system does not serve as a substi‐
tute for the driver's personal judgment of the
traffic situation.
Be aware of the traffic situation and the vehi‐
cle's surroundings at all times, otherwise acci‐
dents are still possible despite all warnings.◀
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
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At a glance
Display
Button in the vehicle
Lamp in the exterior mirror housing
Active Blind Spot Detection
Information stage
The dimmed lamp in the exterior mirror hous‐
ing indicates when there are vehicles in the
blind spot or approaching from behind.
Radar sensors
Warning
If the turn signal is set while a vehicle is in the
critical zone, the steering wheel vibrates briefly
and the lamp in the exterior mirror housing
flashes brightly.
The radar sensors are located under the rear
bumper.
The warning stops when the turn signal is
switched off, or the other vehicle leaves the
critical zone.
System limits
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
Switching on/off
Press button.
▷ When a vehicle is approaching at a speed
much faster than your own.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
▷ If the bumper is dirty or iced up, or covered
with stickers.
A Check Control message is displayed when
the system is not fully functional.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
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Commission regulations. Operation is gov‐
erned by the following:
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▷ PreCrash
▷ PostCrash
FCC ID:
Attentiveness assistant
▷ NBG009014A.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful inter‐
ference, 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.
Brake force display
The concept
The concept
The system can detect increasing lack of alert‐
ness or fatigue of the driver during long, mo‐
notonous journeys, e.g., on highways. In this
situation, it is recommended that the driver
takes a break.
Note
Personal responsibility
The system cannot act as a substitute for
the personal assessment of one's physical
state and may not detect an increasing lack of
alertness or fatigue or may not detect it cor‐
rectly. Therefore, make sure that the driver is
rested and alert; otherwise, risks may be de‐
tected too late and an accident be caused as a
result.◀
Function
The system is activated each time the engine
is started and cannot be switched off.
After travel has begun, the system is trained
about the driver, so that increasing lack of
alertness or fatigue can be detected.
▷ During normal brake application, the outer
brake lights light up.
▷ During heavy brake application, the inner
brake lights light up in addition.
Active Protection
General information
The Active Protection safety package consists
of systems that are independent of each other:
▷ Attentiveness assistant.
This procedure takes the following criteria into
account:
▷ Personal driving style, e.g., steering behav‐
ior.
▷ Driving conditions, e.g., length of trip.
Starting at approximately 43 mph/70 km/h, the
system is active and can display a recommen‐
dation to take a break.
Break recommendation
If the driver becomes increasingly less alert or
fatigued, a message is displayed in the Control
Display with the recommendation to take a
break.
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A recommendation to take a break is displayed
only once during an uninterrupted trip.
After a break, another recommendation to take
a break cannot be displayed until after approxi‐
mately 45 minutes.
System limits
The function may be limited in the following
situations, for instance, and will either output
an incorrect warning or no warning at all:
Note
Personal responsibility
The system cannot possibly serve as a
substitute for the driver's personal judgment of
the traffic situation. The system may not al‐
ways detect critical situations reliably and in a
timely manner. Adapt speed to traffic situation
and drive alertly; otherwise, a risk to safety may
result.◀
▷ When the clock is set incorrectly.
Function
▷ When the vehicle speed is mainly below
about 43 mph/70 km/h.
After the safety belt is buckled, the front belts
are automatically pretensioned once after the
vehicle is driven is away.
▷ With a sporty driving style, such as during
rapid acceleration or when cornering fast.
▷ In active driving situations, such as when
changing lanes frequently.
In critical driving situations, the following indi‐
vidual functions become active as needed:
▷ When the road surface is poor.
▷ The front belts are automatically preten‐
sioned.
▷ In the event of strong side winds.
▷ Automatic closing of the windows.
▷ Automatic closing of the glass sunroof.
PreCrash
The concept
With this system critical driving situations that
might result in an accident can be detected
above a speed of approx. 20 mph/30 km/h. In
these situations, preventive measures are au‐
tomatically taken to minimize the risk of an ac‐
cident as much as possible.
Critical driving situations may include:
▷ Emergency stop.
▷ Severe understeering.
After a critical driving situation without an acci‐
dent, the front belts are loosened again. All
other systems can be restored to the desired
setting.
If the belt tension does not loosen automati‐
cally, stop the vehicle and unbuckle the belt
using the red button in the buckle. Fasten the
belt before continuing on your trip.
PostCrash
▷ Severe oversteering.
If the vehicle includes the front-end collision
warning or front-end collision warning with
braking feature, impending collisions with vehi‐
cles driving ahead or stopped in front of you
can also be detected within the system's
range.
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▷ For vehicles equipped with Comfort Seats:
automatic positioning of the backrest for
the front passenger seat.
In the event of an accident, the system can
bring the car to a halt automatically without in‐
tervention by the driver in certain situations.
This can reduce the risk of a further collision
and the consequences thereof.
Depressing the brake pedal can cause the ve‐
hicle to brake harder. This interrupts automatic
braking. Destepping on the gas pedal also in‐
terrupts automatic braking.
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After coming to a halt, the brake is released
automatically. Secure the vehicle against roll‐
ing.
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Driving stability control systems
Driving stability control systems
Vehicle features and options
Drive-off assistant
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
This system supports driving off on inclines.
The parking brake is not required.
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during
braking.
The vehicle contains its steering power even
during full brake applications, thus increasing
active safety.
1. Hold the vehicle in place with the foot
brake.
2. Release the foot brake and drive off with‐
out delay.
After the foot brake is released, the vehicle is
held in place for approx. 2 seconds.
Depending on the vehicle load, the vehicle may
roll back slightly.
Driving off without delay
After releasing the foot brake, start driv‐
ing without delay, since the drive-off assistant
will not hold the vehicle in place for more than
approx. 2 seconds and the vehicle will begin to
roll back.◀
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control
Brake assistant
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the greatest possible
braking force boost. It reduces the braking dis‐
tance to a minimum during emergency stop.
This system utilizes all of the benefits provided
by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of the emergency stop.
Adaptive brake assistant
In combination with the Active Cruise Control,
this system ensures that the brakes respond
even more rapidly when braking in critical sit‐
uations.
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The concept
DSC prevents traction loss in the power
wheels when driving off and accelerating.
DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle condi‐
tions such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Within
the physical limits DSC helps to keep the vehi‐
cle on a steady course by reducing engine
speed and by applying brakes to the individual
wheels.
Note
Adjust your driving style to the situation
An appropriate driving style is always the
responsibility of the driver.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed, not
even with DSC.
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Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety
margin by driving in a risky manner.◀
Do not deactivate DSC when driving with
roof load
Do not deactivate Dynamic Stability Control
DSC when driving with roof load, e.g. roofmounted luggage rack.
Otherwise, driving safety is not given in driv‐
ing-critical situation due to the elevated center
of gravity.◀
Overview
Controls
indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up in the in‐
strument cluster and displays DSC OFF.
The DSC system is switched off.
The steering and, depending on the equip‐
ment, suspension are tuned for sporty driving.
Activating DSC
Press button.
DSC OFF and the DSC OFF indicator
lamp go out.
Indicator/warning lights
Button in the vehicle
When DSC is deactivated, DSC OFF is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC is
deactivated.
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control
DSC OFF button
Indicator/warning lights
The indicator lamp flashes: DSC con‐
trols the drive and braking forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC has
failed.
Deactivating DSC: DSC OFF
The concept
The DTC system is a version of the DSC where
forward momentum is optimized.
The system ensures maximum headway on
special road conditions or loose road surfaces,
e.g., unplowed snowy roads, but with some‐
what limited driving stability.
Activating the Dynamic Traction Control DTC
provides maximum traction. Driving stability is
limited during acceleration and when driving in
curves.
When DSC is deactivated, driving stability is
reduced during acceleration and when driving
in curves.
Therefore drive with appropriate caution.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC
again as soon as possible.
▷ When driving in slush or on uncleared,
snow-covered roads.
Deactivating DSC
▷ When freeing vehicle from deep snow or
driving off from loose grounds.
Press and hold this button but not lon‐
ger than approx. 10 seconds, until the
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC
under the following special circumstances:
▷ When driving with snow chains.
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Deactivating/activating DTC Dynamic
Traction Control
Activating DTC
Press button.
TRACTION is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster and the indicator lamp for DSC
OFF lights up.
Deactivating DTC
Press button again.
TRACTION and the DSC OFF indica‐
tor lamp go out.
Indicator/warning lights
If DTC is activated, TRACTION is displayed in
the instrument cluster.
COMFORT+
Comfort-oriented tuning of the shock absorb‐
ers for optimal traveling comfort.
Driving Dynamics Control
The concept
The Driving Dynamics Control can be used to
adjust the driving dynamics of the vehicle. For
this purpose various programs are available for
selection that are activated via the two buttons
of the Driving Dynamics Control and the DSC
OFF-button.
Overview
Button in the vehicle
The indicator lamp lights up: DTC Dy‐
namic Traction Control is activated.
Dynamic Damping Control
The concept
This system reduces undesirable vehicle mo‐
tion when using a dynamic driving style or trav‐
eling on uneven road surfaces.
The system enhances driving dynamics and
comfort fitting road surface and driving style.
Operating the programs
Press button
Program
DSC OFF
Programs
TRACTION
The system offers several different programs.
SPORT+
Select the programs via the Driving Dynamics
Control, refer to page 138.
SPORT
SPORT/SPORT+
COMFORT+
Consistently sporty control of the shock ab‐
sorbers for greater driving agility.
COMFORT/ECO PRO
Balanced tuning.
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COMFORT
ECO PRO
Automatic program change
The system may automatically switch to COM‐
FORT in the following situations:
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▷ Failure of Dynamic Damping Control.
SPORT
▷ Failure of DSC Dynamic Stability Control.
Consistently sporty tuning of the suspension
and engine control for greater driving agility
with maximum driving stabilization.
▷ The vehicle has a flat tire.
▷ When activating cruise control in TRAC‐
TION or DSC OFF mode.
DSC OFF
When DSC OFF, refer to page 137, is active,
driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in curves.
The program can be configured to individual
specifications.
The configuration is stored for the profile cur‐
rently in use.
Activating SPORT
Press button repeatedly until SPORT
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
TRACTION
When TRACTION is active, the vehicle has
maximum traction on loose road surfaces. DTC
Dynamic Traction Control, refer to page 138, is
activated. Driving stability is limited during ac‐
celeration and when driving in curves.
SPORT+
Sporty driving with optimized suspension and
adapted engine control with limited driving sta‐
bilization.
Dynamic Traction Control is switched on.
The driver handles several of the stabilization
tasks.
Activating SPORT+
Configuring SPORT
When the display is activated on the Control
Display, refer to page 140, the SPORT driving
mode can be set.
After the SPORT driving mode is activated, se‐
lect "Configure SPORT" on the displayed
panel and configure the program.
SPORT can also be configured before it is acti‐
vated:
1. "Settings"
2. "SPORT mode" or: "Driving mode"
3. Configure driving mode.
This configuration is retrieved when the
SPORT driving mode is activated.
Press button repeatedly until SPORT+
appears in the instrument cluster and
the DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up.
COMFORT
Automatic program change
For a balanced tuning with maximum driving
stabilization.
When switching on the adjustable speed limit
or activating cruise control, the program auto‐
matically switches to SPORT mode.
Activating COMFORT
Indicator/warning lights
cluster.
SPORT+ is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up:
Dynamic Traction Control is activated.
Press button repeatedly until COM‐
FORT is displayed in the instrument
In certain situations, the system automatically
changes to the NORMAL program, automatic
program change, refer to page 138.
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COMFORT+
Program selection
Comfort-oriented tuning of the shock absorb‐
ers and adapted engine control for optimal
traveling comfort with maximum driving stabili‐
zation.
Pressing the button displays a
list of the selectable programs.
Depending on your vehicle's op‐
tional features, the list in the in‐
strument cluster can differ from
the illustration shown.
COMFORT+ activation
Press button repeatedly until COM‐
FORT+ is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
Display on the Control Display
Program changes can be displayed briefly on
the Control Display.
ECO PRO
To do so, make the following settings:
ECO PRO, refer to page 191, provides consis‐
tent tuning to minimize fuel consumption for
maximum range with maximum driving stabili‐
zation.
1. "Settings"
2. "Driving mode"
3. "Driving mode info"
Comfort functions and the engine controller
are adjusted.
Hybrid operation makes it possible to drive
with more electrical power.
The program can be configured to individual
specifications.
Activating ECO PRO
Press button repeatedly until ECO
PRO is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
Configuring ECO PRO
1. Activate ECO PRO.
2. "Configure ECO PRO"
Make the desired settings.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Selected program
The instrument cluster displays
the selected program.
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Driving comfort
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
As soon as the road is clear, the vehicle accel‐
erates to the desired speed.
The speed is also maintained downhill, but
may not be maintained uphill if engine power is
insufficient.
General information
Depending on the driving settings, the features
of the cruise control can change in certain
areas.
Hints
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go function, ACC
The concept
Use this system to select a desired speed that
the vehicle will maintain automatically on clear
roads.
To the extent possible, the system automati‐
cally adjusts the speed to a slower vehicle
ahead of you.
The distance that the vehicle maintains to the
vehicle ahead of you can be varied.
For safety reasons, it depends on the speed.
To maintain a certain distance, the system au‐
tomatically reduces the speed, applies the
brakes lightly, or accelerates again if the vehi‐
cle ahead begins moving faster.
If the vehicle ahead of you brakes to a halt, and
then proceeds to drive again within a brief pe‐
riod, the system is able to detect this within the
given system limits. Your own vehicle will
brake automatically and then accelerate again.
If the vehicle ahead of you drives away again
after a prolonged period, briefly press the ac‐
celerator pedal or press the appropriate button
to reactivate the system. The vehicle will auto‐
matically accelerate.
Personal responsibility
Even an active system holds the driver
responsible for his or her driving, particularly
for staying in your lane, adjusting your speed,
keeping your distance and for your driving
style all in relation to traffic.
Technically the system has its limits, it cannot
independently react to all traffic situations.
Monitor your driving, be on the alert, observe
the vehicle surroundings and other traffic and
react when needed, e.g. through braking,
steering or make evasive maneuvers - risk of
accident.◀
Unfavorable weather conditions
In the event of unfavorable weather and
light conditions, e. g. if there is rain, snowfall,
slush, fog or glare, this may result in poorer
recognition of vehicles as well as short-term
interruptions for vehicles that are already de‐
tected. Drive attentively, and react to the cur‐
rent traffic situation. Intervene actively when
necessary, e.g., by braking, steering or making
an evasive maneuver, otherwise, there is the
risk of an accident.◀
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Before leaving the vehicle, secure it
against moving on its own.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning: set the parking brake and ensure that the
Steptronic transmission is in position P. Other‐
wise, the vehicle may begin to move.◀
At a glance
Buttons on the steering wheel
Press but‐
ton
Function
A dirty or covered sensor may prevent the de‐
tection of vehicles.
▷ If necessary, clean the radar sensor. Re‐
move layers of snow and ice carefully.
Cruise control on/off, interrupt,
refer to page 142
▷ Do not cover the view field of the radar
sensor.
Store/maintain speed, refer to
page 143
Camera
Resume speed, refer to
page 144
Reduce distance, refer to
page 144
Increase distance, refer to
page 144
rocker switch:
Maintain, store, change speed,
refer to page 143
Buttons are arranged according to vehicle's
series, optional features and country specifica‐
tions.
Radar sensor
A radar sensor is located in the front bumper
for detecting vehicles on the road ahead of the
vehicle.
The camera is found near the interior rearview
mirror.
Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐
terior rearview mirror clean and clear.
A dirty or covered area in front of the interior
mirror may hinder the detection of vehicles.
If necessary, clean the area in front of the inte‐
rior mirror, e.g., carefully remove salt residue in
the winter.
Switching on/off and interrupting
cruise control
Switching on
Press button on the steering wheel.
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The indicator lights in the instrument cluster
light up and the mark in the speedometer is set
to the current speed.
▷ If the detection range of the radar is dis‐
rupted, e.g., by dirt or heavy fog.
Cruise control can be used.
Maintaining, storing, and changing the
speed
Switch off
Deactivated or interrupted system
With deactivated or interrupted system
use your brakes, steering and moves as usual
to avoid the chance of an accident.◀
To switch off the system while standing, step
on brake pedal at the same time.
Press button on the steering wheel.
▷ If active: press twice.
▷ If interrupted: press once.
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
is deleted.
Interrupting
Press button on the steering wheel.
If interrupting the system while stationary,
press on the brake pedal at the same time.
The system is automatically interrupted in the
following situations:
Hints
Adjusting the desired speed
Modify desired speed to road conditions
and be ready to brake at all times; otherwise,
there is the risk of an accident.◀
Differences in speed
Large differences in speed relative to
other vehicles cannot be compensated by the
system such as in the following situations:
▷ When fast approaching a slowly moving
vehicle.
▷ When another vehicle suddenly swerves
into the wrong lane.
▷ When stationary objects are approached at
high speed.◀
Maintaining/storing the speed
Press button.
Or:
▷ When the brakes are applied.
▷ When selector lever position D is disen‐
gaged.
▷ When DTC Dynamic Traction Control is
activated or DSC is deactivated.
▷ When DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ When SPORT+ is activated with Driving
Dynamics Control.
▷ If the safety belt and the driver's door are
opened while the vehicle is standing still.
▷ If the system has not detected objects for
an extended period, e.g., on a road with
very little traffic without curb or shoulder
markings.
Press the rocker switch while the system is in‐
terrupted.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
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This is displayed in the speedometer and
briefly in the instrument cluster. Displays in the
instrument cluster, refer to page 145.
Instrument cluster will display selected dis‐
tance, refer to page 145.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control will be turned
on if needed.
Calling up the desired speed and
distance
While driving
Changing the speed
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed when the
road is clear.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by approx.
1 mph/1 km/h.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed
past the point of resistance, the desired
speed increases or decreases by a maxi‐
mum of 5 mph/10 km/h.
Hold the rocker switch in position to repeat the
action.
Distance
Press button with the system
switched on.
In the following cases, the stored speed value
is deleted and cannot be called up again:
▷ When the system is switched off.
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
While standing
The system brought the vehicle to a complete
standstill:
▷ Green marking in the speedometer:
Your vehicle accelerates automatically as
soon as the vehicle in the range of the ra‐
dar sensor moves off.
▷ Speedometer markings turn orange: no au‐
tomatic driving off.
To accelerate to the desired speed auto‐
matically, press the accelerator or press
the RES or SET button.
Select a distance
Adjust the distance according to the traf‐
fic and weather conditions; otherwise, there is
the risk of an accident. Maintain the prescribed
safety distance.◀
Reduce distance
Press button repeatedly until the de‐
sired distance is set.
Instrument cluster will display selected dis‐
tance, refer to page 145.
Increase distance
Press button repeatedly until the de‐
sired distance is set.
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Rolling bars in the distance display indicate
that the the vehicle detected by the radar sen‐
sor has driven off.
Your vehicle was brought down to a halt
through stepping on the brake pedal and it is
standing behind another vehicle:
1.
Press button to call up a stored
desired speed.
2. Release the brake pedal.
3. Step on the accelerator briefly, or press the
RES rocker switch when the vehicle ahead
of you drives away.
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Displays in the instrument cluster
Desired speed
▷ The marking lights up green:
the system is active.
▷ The marking lights up or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
▷ The marking does not light up: the system
is switched off.
Brief status display
Selected desired speed.
Controls
Distance display
Distance control is temporarily sup‐
pressed because the accelerator
pedal is being pressed; a vehicle
was detected.
Rolling bars: the detected vehicle has driven
away.
ACC is no longer accelerating. To accelerate
further, activate ACC by briefly stepping on
the accelerator pedal, pressing the RES but‐
ton or rocker switch.
Indicator/warning lights
Personal responsibility
If --- appears briefly on the display for Check
Control messages, it is possible that the sys‐
tem requirements are currently not ready for
operations.
The indicator and warning lights do not
relieve the driver of the responsibility to adapt
his or her desired driving speed and style to
the traffic conditions.◀
Distance to vehicle ahead of you
The vehicle symbol lights up orange:
Shown is selected distance to the vehicle driv‐
ing ahead of you.
A vehicle has been detected ahead of
you.
Distance display
The vehicle symbol flashes orange:
The conditions are not adequate for
the system to work.
Distance 1
The system was deactivated but applies the
brakes until you actively resume control by
pressing on the brake pedal or accelerator
pedal.
Distance 2
Distance 3
The vehicle symbol flashes red and an
acoustic signal sounds:
Distance 4
This value is set after the system is
switched on.
The system has been interrupted or
distance control is temporarily sup‐
pressed because the accelerator
pedal is being pressed; a vehicle
was not detected.
You are requested to intervene by
braking or make an evasive maneuver.
Displays in the Head-up Display
Some system information can also be dis‐
played in the Head-up Display.
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Distance information
Limited detection potential
▷ Active Cruise Control switched off.
Because of the limited possible detec‐
tion, you should be alert at all times so that you
can intervene if needed; otherwise, there is the
risk of an accident.◀
▷ Display in the Head-up Display selected,
refer to page 102.
Deceleration
▷ Distance too short.
The system does not decelerate for:
▷ Speed greater than approx.
40 mph/70 km/h.
▷ Pedestrians or similar slow-moving road
users.
The symbol is displayed when the dis‐
tance from the vehicle traveling ahead
is too short.
▷ Red traffic lights.
System limits
▷ Cross traffic.
▷ Oncoming traffic.
Speed range
The system is best used on well-constructed
roads.
Swerving vehicles
The minimum speed that can be set is
20 mph/30 km/h. The maximum speed that
can be set depends on the vehicle.
The system can also be activated when sta‐
tionary.
Comply with the legal speed limit in every sit‐
uation when using the system.
Detection range
A vehicle driving in front of you is not detected
until it is completely within the same lane as
your vehicle.
Swerving vehicles
The detection lidacity of the system and the
automatic braking lidacity are limited.
Two-wheeled vehicles for instance might not
be detected.
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If a vehicle driving ahead of you suddenly
swerves into your lane, the system may not be
able to automatically restore the selected dis‐
tance. This also applies to major speed differ‐
ences to vehicles driving ahead of you, e.g.,
when rapidly approaching a truck. When a ve‐
hicle driving ahead of you is reliably detected,
the system requests that the driver intervene
by braking and carrying out evasive maneu‐
vers, if needed. You must react yourself; other‐
wise, there is the risk of an accident.◀
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Cornering
Controls
Radar sensor
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is gov‐
erned by the following:
FCC ID:
▷ OAYARS3-A
If the desired speed is too high for a curve, the
speed is reduced slightly, although curves can‐
not be anticipated in advance. Therefore, drive
into a curve at an appropriate speed.
In tight curves the system offers only restricted
detection where a vehicle ahead of you might
be detected late or not at all.
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful inter‐
ference, 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.
Malfunction
When you approach a curve the system may
briefly report vehicles in the next lane due to
the bend of the curve. If the system deceler‐
ates you may compensate it by briefly acceler‐
ating.
After releasing the gas pedal the system is re‐
activated and controls speed independently.
Driving away
In some situations, the vehicle cannot drive off
automatically; for example:
The system cannot be activated if the radar
sensor is not aligned correctly. This may be
caused by damage incurred during parking,
e.g.
A Check Control message is displayed if the
system fails.
The function for detecting and responding
when approaching stationary vehicles may be
limited in the following situations:
▷ During calibration of the camera immedi‐
ately after vehicle shipment.
▷ If the camera is malfunctioning or dirty. A
Check Control message is displayed.
▷ On steep inclines.
▷ From behind bumps in the road.
In these cases, step on the accelerator pedal.
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Cruise control
Buttons are arranged according to vehicle's
series, optional features and country specifica‐
tions.
The concept
The system maintains a preset speed via the
buttons on the steering wheel. The system
brakes on downhill gradients if engine braking
is insufficient.
Press button on the steering wheel.
The marking in the speedometer is set to the
current speed.
General information
Depending on the driving settings, the features
of the cruise control can change in certain
areas.
The cruise control can be used.
Switch off
Deactivated or interrupted system
Hints
Unfavorable conditions
Do not use the system if unfavorable
conditions make it impossible to drive at a con‐
stant speed, e.g.:
▷ On winding roads.
With deactivated or interrupted system
use your brakes, steering and moves as usual
to avoid the chance of an accident.◀
Press button on the steering wheel.
▷ If active: press twice.
▷ In heavy traffic.
▷ On slippery roads, in fog, snow or rain, or
on a loose road surface.
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehi‐
cle and cause an accident.◀
▷ If interrupted: press once.
The displays go out. The stored desired speed
is deleted.
Interrupting
When active, press the button.
Controls
The system is automatically interrupted if:
Overview
Press but‐
ton
Switching on
▷ The brakes are applied.
Function
▷ Selector lever position D is disengaged.
Cruise control on/off, interrupt,
refer to page 148
Store/maintain speed, refer to
page 149
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ When SPORT+ is activated with Driving
Dynamics Control.
Resume speed, refer to
page 149
rocker switch:
Maintain, store, change speed,
refer to page 149
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Maintaining, storing, and changing the
speed
Hints
Adjusting the desired speed
Modify desired speed to road conditions
and be ready to brake at all times; otherwise,
there is the risk of an accident.◀
Maintaining/storing the speed
Press button.
Or:
Controls
increases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
km/
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed
past the point of resistance, the desired
speed increases or decreases by a maxi‐
mum of 5 mph/10 km/h.
The maximum speed that can be set de‐
pends on the vehicle.
▷ Pressing the rocker switch to the resist‐
ance point and holding it accelerates or de‐
celerates the vehicle without requiring
pressure on the accelerator pedal.
After the rocker switch is released, the ve‐
hicle maintains its final speed. Pressing the
switch beyond the resistance point causes
the vehicle to accelerate more rapidly.
Resuming the desired speed
Press button.
The stored speed is reached and maintained.
Press the rocker switch while the system is in‐
terrupted.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
speed.
This is displayed, refer to page 149, in the
speedometer and briefly in the instrument
cluster.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
DSC Dynamic Stability Control will be turned
on if needed.
Changing the speed
Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed when the
road is clear.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Indicator lamp
Depending on how the vehicle is equip‐
ped, the indicator lamp in the instru‐
ment cluster indicates whether the sys‐
tem is switched on.
Desired speed
▷ The marking lights up green:
the system is active.
▷ The marking lights up or‐
ange: the system has been
interrupted.
▷ The marking does not light up: the system
is switched off.
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to
the point of resistance, the desired speed
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Hints
Brief status display
Selected desired speed.
If --- appears briefly on the display for Check
Control messages, it is possible that the sys‐
tem requirements are currently not ready for
operations.
Displays in the Head-up Display
Some system information can also be dis‐
played in the Head-up Display.
Personal responsibility
Even an active system does not relieve
the driver from personal responsibility while
driving.
Technically the system has its limits, it cannot
independently react to all traffic situations.
Monitor your driving, be on the alert, observe
the vehicle surroundings and other traffic and
react when needed - risk of accident.◀
Avoid driving fast with PDC
Avoid approaching an object too fast.
PDC Park Distance Control
Avoid driving off fast while PDC is not yet ac‐
tive.
The concept
For technical reasons, the system may other‐
wise be too late in issuing a warning.◀
PDC is a support when parking. When you
slowly approach an object in the rear - or also
in the front of the vehicle if the feature is availa‐
ble - then the object is reported through:
Overview
With front PDC: button in vehicle
▷ Signal tones.
▷ Visual display.
General information
Ultrasound sensors in the bumpers measure
the distances from objects.
The maneuvering range, depending on the ob‐
stacle and environmental conditions, is approx.
6 ft/2 m.
An acoustic warning is first given:
▷ By the front sensors and the two rear cor‐
ner sensors at approx. 24 in/60 cm.
PDC Park Distance Control
▷ By the rear middle sensors at approx.
5 ft/1.50 m.
Switching on/off
To ensure full functionality:
Switching on automatically
▷ Do not cover sensors, e.g., with stickers,
bicycle racks.
With the engine running, engage lever in posi‐
tion P R.
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
The rearview camera also switches on.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and
maintain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
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Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if needed.
With front PDC: switching on/off
manually
Press button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The rearview camera image is displayed when
the reverse gear is engaged by pressing the
button.
Controls
Volume
The volume of the PDC signal tone can be ad‐
justed similar to the sound and volume set‐
tings of the radio.
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
Visual warning
The approach of the vehicle to an object can
be shown on the Control Display. Objects that
are farther away are already displayed on the
Control Display before a signal sounds.
A display appears as soon as Park Distance
Control (PDC) is activated.
The range of the sensors is represented in the
colors green, yellow and red.
When the image of the rearview camera is dis‐
played, the reel can be made to PDC:
Display
Signal tones
"Rear view camera"
When approaching an object, an intermittent
sound indicates the position of the object. E. g.
if an object is detected to the left rear of the
vehicle, a signal tone sounds from the left rear
speaker.
The shorter the distance to the object, the
shorter the intervals.
If the distance to a detected object is less than
approx. 10 in/25 cm, a continuous tone is
sounded.
With front PDC: if objects are located both in
front of and behind the vehicle, an alternating
continuous signal is sounded.
An interval tone is interrupted with the appro‐
priate equipment after about 3 seconds:
▷ If the vehicle stops in front of an object that
is detected by only one of the corner sen‐
sors.
▷ If moving parallel to a wall.
The signal tone is switched off, when selector
lever position P is engaged on vehicles with
Steptronic transmission.
System limits
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
Ultrasonic measuring might not function under
the following circumstances:
▷ For small children and animals.
▷ For persons with certain clothing, e.g.
coats.
▷ With external interference of the ultra‐
sound, e.g. from passing vehicles or loud
machines.
▷ When sensors are dirty, iced over, dam‐
aged or out of position.
▷ Under certain weather conditions such as
high relative humidity, rain, snowfall, ex‐
treme heat or strong wind.
▷ With tow bars and trailer couplings of other
vehicles.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With moving objects.
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▷ With elevated, protruding objects such as
ledges or cargo.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
▷ With objects with a fine surface structure
such as fences.
▷ For objects with porous surfaces.
Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can
move into the blind area of the sensors before
or after a continuous tone sounds.
False warnings
PDC may issue a warning under the following
conditions even though there is no obstacle
within the detection range:
▷ In heavy rain.
▷ When sensors are very dirty or covered
with ice.
▷ When sensors are covered in snow.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and
maintain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
Surround View
The concept
Surround View comprises various camera as‐
sistance systems that help the driver when
parking, maneuvering, and at complex exits
and intersections.
▷ Rearview camera, refer to page 152
▷ Side View, refer to page 155.
▷ Top View, refer to page 156.
Rearview camera
▷ On rough road surfaces.
The concept
▷ On uneven surfaces, such as speed
bumps.
The rearview camera provides assistance in
parking and maneuvering backwards. The area
behind the vehicle is shown on the Control
Display.
▷ In large buildings with right angles and
smooth walls, e.g., in underground ga‐
rages.
▷ In automatic car washes.
▷ Through heavy pollution.
▷ Due to other ultrasound sources, e.g.,
sweeping machines, high pressure steam
cleaners or neon lights.
Hints
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an acci‐
dent could result from road users or objects
that are not lidtured by the camera.◀
Malfunction
A Check Control message is displayed.
The range of the sensors is shown as a shaded
area on the Control Display.
PDC has failed. Have the system checked.
To ensure full functionality:
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
▷ dimmedDo not put any stickers on sen‐
sors.
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Controls
Switching on/off manually
Button in the vehicle
Press button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The PDC is shown on the Control Display.
The rearview camera image is displayed when
the reverse gear is engaged by pressing the
button.
Switching the view via iDrive
Rearview camera
With PDC activated or Top View switched on:
"Rear view camera"
The rearview camera image is displayed.
Camera
Display on the Control Display
Functional requirement
▷ The rearview camera is switched on.
▷ The trunk lid is fully closed.
Activating assistance functions
The camera lens is located in the handle of the
tail gate. The image quality may be impaired by
dirt.
Clean the camera lens, refer to page 236.
More than one assistance function can be ac‐
tive at the same time.
▷ Parking aid lines
"Parking aid lines"
Lanes and turning radius are indicated.
▷ Obstacle marking
Switching on/off
"Obstacle marking"
Switching on automatically
Spatially-shaped markings are displayed.
With the engine running, engage lever in posi‐
tion P R.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if needed.
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Pathway lines
Obstacle marking
▷ Pathway lines can be superimposed on the
image of the rearview camera.
Obstacle markings can be faded into the image
of the rearview camera.
▷ They help you to estimate how much
space is needed when parking and maneu‐
vering on level pavement.
Their colored margins match the markings of
the PDC. This simplifies estimation of the dis‐
tance to the object shown.
▷ They are dependent on the current steer‐
ing angle and are continuously adjusted to
the steering wheel movements.
Parking using pathway and turning
radius lines
1. Position the vehicle so that the turning ra‐
dius lines lead to within the limits of the
parking space.
Turning circle lines
▷ Turning circle lines can only be superim‐
posed on the rearview camera image to‐
gether with pathway lines.
▷ They show the course of the smallest pos‐
sible turning radius on a level road.
2. Turn the steering wheel to the point where
the pathway line covers the corresponding
turning radius line.
▷ Only one turning radius line is displayed af‐
ter the steering wheel is turned past a cer‐
tain angle.
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Display settings
Hints
Brightness
The images from both cameras are shown si‐
multaneously on the Control Display.
With the rearview camera switched on:
1.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Contrast
With the rearview camera switched on:
1.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle on blind driveways and intersections with
your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident could
result from road users or objects located out‐
side the picture area of the Side View cam‐
eras.◀
At a glance
Button in the vehicle
System limits
Detection of objects
Very low obstacles as well as high, protruding
objects such as ledges may not be detected by
the system.
Assistance functions also take into account
data of the PDC.
Follow instructions in the PDC chapter, refer to
page 150.
The objects displayed on the Control Display
under certain circumstances are closer than
they appear. Do not estimate the distance from
the objects on the display.
Side View
Cameras
Side View
The concept
Side View provides an early look at cross traffic
at blind driveways and intersections. Road
users concealed by obstacles to the left and
right of the vehicle can only be detected rela‐
tively late from the driver's seat. To improve
visibility, two cameras in the front of the vehi‐
cle record the traffic situation on each side.
Two cameras integrated in the bumpers cap‐
ture the image.
The two camera lenses are located on the
sides of the bumper.
The image quality may be impaired by dirt.
Clean the camera lenses, refer to page 236.
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Switching on/off
System limits
Switching on/off manually
The cameras lidture a maximum range of
330 ft/100 m.
Press button.
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if needed.
Display
The traffic area to the left and right is displayed
on the Control Display.
Top View
The concept
Top View provides assistance in parking and
maneuvering. The area around the doors and
the road area around the vehicle are shown on
the Control Display for this purpose.
General information
The image is lidtured by two cameras
integrated in the exterior mirrors and by the
rearview camera.
The range is at least 7 ft/2 m to the side and
rear.
In this way, obstacles up to the height of the
exterior mirrors are detected early.
Hints
Check the traffic situation as well
Guidelines at the bottom of the image show
the position of the front of the vehicle.
Brightness
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Brightness"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an acci‐
dent could result from road users or objects
that are not lidtured by the camera.◀
Overview
Button in the vehicle
Contrast
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Top View
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Controls
Display
Visual warning
The approach of the vehicle to an object can
be shown on the Control Display.
When the distance to an object is small, a red
bar is shown in front of the vehicle, as it is in
the PDC display.
The lenses of the Top View camera are located
at the bottom in the mirror housings. The im‐
age quality may be impaired by dirt.
Clean the camera lenses, refer to page 236.
Switching on/off
Switching on automatically
With the engine running, engage lever in posi‐
tion P R.
The rearview camera image is displayed. To
switch to the Top View:
The display appears as soon as Top View is
activated.
When the image of the rearview camera is dis‐
played, it is possible to reel to top view:
"Rear view camera"
"Rear view camera"
Automatic deactivation during forward
travel
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on if needed.
Switching on/off manually
Press button.
Brightness
With Top View switched on:
1.
Contrast
With Top View switched on:
1.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Top View is displayed.
The rearview camera image is displayed when
the reverse gear is engaged by pressing the
button.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached, and press the controller.
Displaying the turning radius and
pathway lines
▷ The static, red turning radius line shows
the space needed to the side of the vehicle
when the steering wheel is turned all the
way.
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▷ The variable, green pathway line assists
you in assessing the amount of space ac‐
tually needed to the side of the vehicle.
The lane line depends on the engaged
gear and the current steering angle. The
track line is continuously adjusted for the
steering wheel movement.
"Parking aid lines"
Turning circle and pathway lines are displayed.
System limits
Top View cannot be used in the following sit‐
uations:
▷ With a door open.
▷ With the trunk lid open.
▷ With an exterior mirror folded in.
▷ In poor light.
A Check Control message is displayed in some
of these situations.
Parking assistant
The concept
and braking and if needed changes the gears.
Hold down the parking assistant button for the
duration of the parking procedure. At the end
of the parking procedure, the P selector lever
position is set.
When parking, also take note of the visual and
acoustic information and instructions issued
by the PDC, the parking assistant and the rear‐
view camera and react accordingly.
A component of the parking assistant is the
PDC Park Distance Control, refer to page 150.
Hints
Personal responsibility
Even an active system does not relieve
the driver from personal responsibility while
driving.
Technically the system has its limits, it cannot
independently react to all traffic situations.
Monitor your driving, be on the alert, observe
the vehicle surroundings and other traffic and
react when needed - risk of accident.◀
Changes to the parking space
Changes to the parking space after it was
measured are not taken into account by the
system.
Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, there is the risk of an acci‐
dent.◀
Transporting cargo
This system assists the driver in parking paral‐
lel to the road.
Ultrasound sensors measure parking spaces
on both sides of the vehicle.
Manual transmission:
Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, there is the risk of an acci‐
dent.◀
Curbs
Steptronic transmission:
The parking assistant calculates the best pos‐
sible parking line and during the parking proce‐
dure takes control of steering, the acceleration
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Cargo that extends beyond the perimeter
of the vehicle is not taken into account by the
system during the parking procedure.
The parking assistant may steer the vehi‐
cle over or onto curb if need be.
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Therefore, always be alert and ready to inter‐
vene; otherwise, the wheels, tires, or the vehi‐
cle may become damaged.◀
An engine that has been switched off by the
Auto Start Stop function is restarted automati‐
cally when the parking assistant is activated.
Controls
Parking assistant
Ultrasound sensors
Requirements
For measuring parking spaces
▷ Maximum speed while driving forward ap‐
prox. 22 mph/35 km/h.
▷ Maximum distance to row of parked vehi‐
cles: 5 ft/1.5 m.
The ultrasound sensors for measuring parking
spaces are located on the side of the vehicle.
Suitable parking space
To ensure full functionality:
▷ Gap between two objects with a minimum
length of approx. 5 ft/1.5 m.
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
▷ Min. length of gap between two objects:
your vehicle's length plus approx.
4 ft/1.2 m.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and
maintain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
▷ Do not put stickers over sensors.
▷ Minimum depth: approx. 5 ft/1.5 m.
Regarding the parking procedure
▷ Doors and trunk lid closed.
Switching on/off
Switching on with the button
▷ Parking brake released.
Press button.
Steptronic transmission:
The LED lights up.
▷ Driver's safety belt fastened.
Overview
Button in the vehicle
The current status of the parking space search
is indicated on the Control Display.
Parking assistant is activated automatically.
Switching on with the reverse gear
Shift into reverse.
The current status of the parking space search
is indicated on the Control Display.
To activate:
"Parking Assistant"
Switch off
The system can be deactivated as follows:
▷
Press button.
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Display on the Control Display
System activated/deactivated
Symbol Meaning
Gray: the system is not available.
White: the system is available but
not activated.
The system is activated.
Parking using the parking assistant
Check the traffic situation as well
Louds noises outside and inside the ve‐
hicle can drown out the parking assistant's and
PDC's signals.
Check the traffic situation around the vehicle
with your own eyes; otherwise, there is a dan‐
ger of an accident.◀
1. Switch on the parking assistant and acti‐
vate it if needed.
The status of the parking space search is
indicated on the Control Display.
System status
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
The end of the parking procedure is indi‐
cated on the Control Display.
3. Adjust the parking position yourself if
needed.
Interrupting manually
▷ Colored symbols, see arrows, on the side
of the vehicle illustrated. Parking assistant
is activated and search for parking space
active.
▷ Control Display shows suitable parking
spaces at the edge of the road next to the
vehicle symbol. When the parking assistant
is active, suitable parking spaces are high‐
lighted.
▷
The parking procedure is ac‐
tive. Steering control has
been taken over by system.
▷ Parking space search is always active
whenever the vehicle is moving forward
slow and straight, even if the system is de‐
activated. When the system is deactivated,
the displays on the Control Display are
shown in gray.
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The parking assistant can be interrupted at any
time:
▷
▷
"Parking Assistant" Select the symbol
on the Control Display.
Press button.
Interrupting automatically
The system is interrupted automatically in the
following situations:
▷ If the driver grasps the steering wheel or if
he takes over steering.
▷ Possible on snow-covered or slippery road
surfaces.
▷ When there are obstacles that are hard to
overcome, such as curbs.
▷ When there are obstacles that suddenly
arise.
▷ If the Park Distance Control PDC displays
clearances that are too small.
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▷ If a maximum number of parking attempts
or the time taken for parking is exceeded.
▷ When switching to another function on the
Control Display.
Steptronic transmission:
▷ When the button is released.
▷ If the trunk lid is open.
▷ If doors are open.
▷ When setting the parking brake.
▷ During acceleration.
▷ When braking.
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▷ For small children and animals.
▷ For persons with certain clothing, e.g.
coats.
▷ With external interference of the ultra‐
sound, e.g. from passing vehicles or loud
machines.
▷ When sensors are dirty, iced over, dam‐
aged or out of position.
▷ Under certain weather conditions such as
high relative humidity, rain, snowfall, ex‐
treme heat or strong wind.
▷ When unfastening the driver's safety belt.
▷ With tow bars and trailer couplings of other
vehicles.
A Check Control message is displayed.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With moving objects.
Resume
An interrupted parking procedure can be con‐
tinued if needed.
Follow the instructions on the Control Display
to do this.
▷ With elevated, protruding objects such as
ledges or cargo.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
▷ With objects with a fine surface structure
such as fences.
System limits
▷ For objects with porous surfaces.
No parking assistance
Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can
move into the blind area of the sensors before
or after a continuous tone sounds.
The parking assistant does not offer assis‐
tance in the following situations:
▷ In tight curves.
The parking assistant may identify parking
spaces that are not suitable for parking.
Functional limitations
Malfunction
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
A Check Control message is displayed.
▷ On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel
roads.
The parking assistant failed. Have the system
checked.
▷ On slippery ground.
▷ On steep uphill or downhill grades.
▷ With accumulations of leaves/snow in the
parking space.
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
Ultrasonic measuring might not function under
the following circumstances:
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Climate control
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Automatic climate control
1
Air distribution, left
11 Air distribution, right
2
Temperature, left
12 Seat heating, right 60
3
AUTO program, left
13 Active seat ventilation, right 61
4
Air flow, AUTO intensity, left, residual heat
5
Remove ice and condensation
14 Automatic recirculated-air control/recircu‐
lated-air mode
6
Maximum cooling
15 Cooling function
7
Display
16 Rear window defroster
8
Air flow, AUTO intensity, right
17 SYNC program
9
AUTO program, right
18 Active seat ventilation, left 61
10 Temperature, right
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19 Seat heating, left 60
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Hints
Controls
AUTO program
Sufficient ventilation
Press button.
When remaining in the vehicle for an ex‐
tended period of time, ensure sufficient exter‐
nal ventilation. Do not continuously use recir‐
culated-air mode; otherwise the air quality in
the interior continuously deteriorates and win‐
dow condensation increases.◀
Air flow, air distribution and tempera‐
ture are controlled automatically.
Climate control functions in detail
The cooling function, refer to page 164, is
switched on automatically with the AUTO pro‐
gram.
Manual air distribution
Press button repeatedly to select a
program:
▷ Upper body region.
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
▷ Footwell.
▷ Windows and footwell.
Depending on the selected temperature,
AUTO intensity program and outside influen‐
ces, the air is directed to the windshield, side
windows, upper body, and into the footwell.
At the same time, a condensation sensor con‐
trols the program so as to prevent window
condensation as much as possible.
Intensity of the AUTO program
With the AUTO program activated, the auto‐
matic intensity control can be changed.
Press the left or right side of the but‐
ton: decrease or increase the inten‐
▷ Windows, upper body region, and footwell.
▷ Windows: driver's side only.
▷ Windows and upper body region.
If the windows are fogged over, press the
AUTO button on the driver's side to utilize the
condensation sensor.
Temperature
Turn the ring to set the desired
temperature.
The automatic climate control achieves this
temperature as quickly as possible, if needed
by using the maximum cooling or heating li‐
dacity, and then keeps it constant.
Do not rapidly switch between different tem‐
perature settings. Otherwise, the automatic cli‐
mate control will not have sufficient time to ad‐
just the set temperature.
sity.
The selected intensity is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Air flow, manual
To manually adjust air flow turn off AUTO pro‐
gram first.
Press the left or right side of the but‐
ton: decrease or increase air flow.
The selected air flow is shown on the display of
the automatic climate control.
The air flow of the automatic climate control
may be reduced automatically to save battery
power.
Defrosts windows and removes
condensation
Press button.
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Ice and condensation are quickly removed
from the windshield and the front side win‐
dows.
For this purpose, point the side vents onto the
side windows as needed.
Adjust air flow with the program active.
If the windows are fogged over, you can also
switch on the cooling function or press the
AUTO button to utilize the condensation sen‐
sor.
Maximum cooling
Press button.
If the windows are fogged over, switch off the
recirculated-air mode and press the AUTO
button on the driver's side to utilize the con‐
densation sensor. Make sure that air can flow
to the windshield.
Sufficient ventilation
When remaining in the vehicle for an ex‐
tended period of time, ensure sufficient exter‐
nal ventilation. Do not continuously use recir‐
culated-air mode; otherwise the air quality in
the interior continuously deteriorates and win‐
dow condensation increases.◀
Cooling function
The system is set to the lowest tem‐
perature, optimum air flow and air circulation
mode.
The car's interior can be cooled with the en‐
gine running or switched off.
Air flows out of the vents to the upper body re‐
gion. The vents need to be open for this.
The air will be cooled and dehumidi‐
fied and, depending on the temperature set‐
ting, warmed again.
The function is available above an external
temperature of approx. 32 ℉/0 ℃ and with the
engine running or when electrical drive readi‐
ness is indicated is indicated.
Adjust air flow with the program active.
Automatic recirculated-air control/
recirculated-air mode
You may respond to unpleasant odors or pollu‐
tants in the immediate environment by tempo‐
rarily suspending the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently
within the vehicle.
Press button repeatedly to select an
operating mode:
▷ LEDs off: outside air flows in continuously.
▷ Left LED on, automatic recirculated-air
control: a sensor detects pollutants in the
outside air and shuts off automatically.
▷ Right LED on, recirculated-air mode: the
supply of outside air into the vehicle is per‐
manently blocked.
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Press button.
Depending on the weather, the windshield and
side windows may fog up briefly when the en‐
gine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
When using the automatic climate control,
condensation water, refer to page 186, devel‐
ops that exits underneath the vehicle.
Rear window defroster
Press button.
The rear window defroster switches
off automatically after a certain period of time.
SYNC program
The current settings on the driver's
side for temperature, air flow, air distri‐
bution, and AUTO program are transferred to
the front passenger side and to the left and
right rear.
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The program is switched off if the settings on
the front passenger side or in the rear are
changed.
Controls
Press and hold the left button on
the front passenger side.
Switching on
Residual heat
Press any button except:
The heat stored in the engine is used to heat
the interior.
▷ Rear window defroster.
Functional requirement
▷ Up to 15 minutes after switching off the
engine.
▷ Warm engine.
▷ The battery is sufficiently charged.
▷ External temperature below 59 ℉/15 ℃.
The availability of the function is shown on the
display of the automatic climate control.
Switching on
1. Switch off the ignition.
2.
Press the right side of the button
on the driver's side.
The symbol appears on the automatic cli‐
mate Control Display.
The interior temperature, air volume and air
distribution can be adjusted with the ignition
switched on.
▷ Left side of Air volume button.
▷ Seat heating.
▷ Seat ventilation.
▷ If necessary, SYNC program.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from
the incoming air.
The activated-charcoal filter removes gaseous
pollutants from the outside air that enters the
vehicle.
This combined filter should be replaced during
scheduled maintenance, refer to page 218, of
your vehicle.
Ventilation
Front ventilation
Switch off
At the lowest fan speed, press the left side of
the button on the driver's side.
The symbol on the display of the automatic
climate control flashes.
Switching the system on/off
▷ Thumbwheels to vary the temperature in
the upper body region, arrow 1.
Switch off
Toward blue: colder.
▷ Complete system:
Toward red: warmer.
Press and hold the left button on
the driver's side until the control
clicks off.
▷ On the front passenger side:
The set interior temperature for the driver
and passenger are not changed.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction,
arrow 2.
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▷ Thumbwheels for opening and closing the
vents continuously, arrows 3.
Ventilation, side
Ventilation levels
▷ Draft-free ventilation:
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
current is fanned out.
: the air
▷ Maximum air flow:
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
: the air
is partially fanned out and partially bundled.
This maximizes the air supply.
▷ Direct ventilation:
Thumbwheel, arrow 3, in level
: the air
is bundled and can be directed to a specific
point.
Adjusting the ventilation
▷ Ventilation for cooling:
Direct vent in your direction when vehicle's
interior is too hot.
▷ Thumbwheel for continuous opening and
closing of the vents, arrow 1.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction,
arrow 2.
Rear automatic climate
control
At a glance
▷ Draft-free ventilation:
Adjust the vent to let the air flow past you.
Ventilation in rear, center
▷ Thumbwheels to vary the temperature, ar‐
row 1.
Toward blue: colder.
1
Temperature
2
AUTO program
3
Vent settings
4
Air flow, AUTO intensity
5
Display
6
Maximum cooling
7
Seat heating 60
Toward red: warmer.
▷ Lever for changing the air flow direction,
arrow 2.
Switching the rear automatic climate
control on/off
▷ Thumbwheels for continuous opening and
closing of the vents, arrow 3.
1. "Settings"
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2. "Climate"
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3. "Rear climate"
Manual air distribution
The rear automatic climate control is not op‐
erational if the automatic climate control is
switched off or if the function for defrosting or
defogging the windows is active.
The air distribution can be adjusted to individ‐
ual needs.
AUTO program
▷ Upper body region.
Press button.
Press button repeatedly to select a
program:
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
Air flow, air distribution, and tempera‐
ture are controlled automatically:
Depending on the selected temperature, the
AUTO intensity, and outside influences, the air
is directed to the upper body and into the foot‐
well.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
Intensity of the AUTO program
With the AUTO program activated, the auto‐
matic intensity control can be changed:
Press the left or right side of the but‐
ton: decrease or increase the inten‐
sity.
▷ Footwell.
Air flow, manual
To manually adjust air flow turn off AUTO pro‐
gram first.
Press the left or right side of the but‐
ton: decrease or increase air flow.
The selected air flow is shown on the display of
the automatic climate control.
Switching the system on/off
Switch off
Press and hold the left button.
The selected intensity is shown on the display
of the automatic climate control.
Switching on
Temperature
▷ Left side of Air volume button.
Turn the ring to set the desired
temperature.
Press any button except:
▷ Seat heating.
Maximum cooling
Press button.
The automatic climate control achieves this
temperature as quickly as possible, if needed
by using the maximum cooling or heating ca‐
pacity, and then keeps it constant.
Do not rapidly switch between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate con‐
trol will not have sufficient time to adjust the
set temperature.
The system is set to the lowest tem‐
perature, maximum air flow and air circulation
mode.
Air flows out of the vents to the upper body re‐
gion. The vents need to be open for this.
Air is cooled as quickly as possible:
▷ At an external temperature of approx.
32 ℉/0 ℃.
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▷ When the engine is running or when elec‐
trical drive readiness is available.
Residual cooling
The system can be switched on and off di‐
rectly or by using two preset reel-on times. It
remains switched on for 30 minutes.
Open the vents to allow air to flow out.
Functional requirement
When the automatic climate control has re‐
duced the interior temperature, this tempera‐
ture can be maintained after the engine has
been switched off. This function can be acti‐
vated up to 15 minutes after the engine is
switched off and for a maximum period of 6 mi‐
nutes.
On the Control Display:
Functional requirement
1. "Settings"
▷ The high-voltage battery is sufficiently
charged.
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate comf. ventilation"
▷ External temperature at least ap‐
prox. 59 ℉/15 ℃.
The symbol on the automatic climate con‐
trol flashes if the system is switched on.
Switching on
The system continues to run for some time af‐
ter being switched off.
1. Switch off the ignition.
2.
Press the right side of the button
on the driver's side.
The symbol appears on the automatic cli‐
mate Control Display.
▷ When operated directly and if there is no
parked-car heating: any external tempera‐
ture.
Switching on/off directly
Preselecting the reel-on time
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
The interior temperature, air flow and air distri‐
bution can be adjusted with the radio-ready
state switched on.
3. "Timer 1:" or "Timer 2:"
Switch off
Activating the reel-on time
Press and hold the left button.
The symbol on the automatic climate Con‐
trol Display disappears.
4. Enter the desired time.
5. Press the controller to adopt the setting.
On the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate timer 1" or "Activate timer 2"
Parked-car ventilation
Symbol on the automatic climate control
lights up.
The concept
The symbol on the automatic climate con‐
trol flashes when the system has been
switched on.
The parked-car ventilation ventilates the vehi‐
cle interior and lowers its temperature, if
needed.
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The system will only be switched on within the
next 24 hours. After that, it needs to be reacti‐
vated.
Auxiliary air conditioning
The concept
Auxiliary air conditioning cools the heated ve‐
hicle interior immediately prior to driving off.
The automatic climate control lowers the inte‐
rior temperature with high cooling output.
The auxiliary air conditioning can be switched
on or off using the remote control.
The system is activated for approx. two mi‐
nutes.
Controls
Remote control range
The average range is the range when the vehi‐
cle is locked/unlocked.
Switching on
Press button on the remote control for
approx. 1 second. You can hear that
the air conditioning starts to run.
The symbol is displayed on the air condi‐
tioning system.
Switch off
The function switches off automatically after
approx. two minutes or when the ignition is
switched on.
Functional requirement
Auxiliary air conditioning
▷ With remote control: external temperature
above approx. 59 ℉/15 ℃.
▷ The high-voltage battery is sufficiently
charged.
Remote control
Overview
1
Unlocking
2
Locking
3
Opening the trunk lid
4
Panic mode, auxiliary air conditioning
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Vehicle features and options
Compatibility
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
If this symbol is printed on the packag‐
ing or in the instructions of the system
to be controlled, the system is gener‐
ally compatible with the universal garage door
opener.
Universal Integrated Remote
Control
If you have any questions, please contact:
▷ Your service center.
▷ www.homelink.com on the Internet.
HomeLink is a registered trademark of Gentex
Corporation.
Control elements on the interior
rearview mirror
The concept
The universal garage door opener can operate
up to 3 functions of remote-controlled sys‐
tems such as garage door drives or lighting
systems. The universal garage door opener re‐
places up to 3 different hand-held transmitters.
To operate the remote control, the buttons on
the interior rearview mirror must be program‐
med with the desired functions. The hand-held
transmitter for the particular system is required
in order to program the remote control.
During programming
During programming and before activat‐
ing a device using the universal garage door
opener, ensure that there are no people, ani‐
mals or objects in the area of the remote-con‐
trolled device; otherwise, there is a risk of in‐
jury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Before selling the vehicle, delete the stored
functions for the sake of security.
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▷ LED, arrow 1.
▷ Buttons, arrow 2.
▷ The hand-held transmitter, arrow 3, is re‐
quired for programming.
Programming
General information
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Initial setup:
Press and hold the left and right button on
the interior rearview mirror simultaneously
for approximately 20 seconds until the LED
on the interior rearview mirror flashes. This
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erases all programming of the buttons on
the interior rearview mirror.
3. Hold the hand-held transmitter for the sys‐
tem to be controlled approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to
8 cm away from the buttons of the interior
rearview mirror. The required distance de‐
pends on the manual transmitter.
4. Simultaneously press and hold the button
of the desired function on the hand-held
transmitter and the button to be program‐
med on the interior rearview mirror. The
LED on the interior rearview mirror will be‐
gin flashing slowly.
5. Release both buttons as soon as the LED
flashes more rapidly. The LED flashing
faster indicates that the button on the inte‐
rior rearview mirror has been programmed.
If the LED does not flash faster after at
least 60 seconds, change the distance be‐
tween the interior rearview mirror and the
hand-held transmitter and repeat the step.
Several more attempts at different distan‐
ces may be necessary. Wait at least
15 seconds between attempts.
Canada: if programming with the handheld transmitter was interrupted, hold
down the interior rearview mirror button
and repeatedly press and release the
hand-held transmitter button for 2 sec‐
onds.
6. To program other functions on other but‐
tons, repeat steps 3 to 5.
The systems can be controlled using the inte‐
rior rearview mirror buttons.
Special feature of the alternatingcode wireless system
If you are unable to operate the system after
repeated programming, please check if the
system to be controlled features an alternat‐
ing-code system.
Controls
rearview mirror starts flashing rapidly and then
stays lit constantly for 2 seconds, the system
features an alternating-code system. Flashing
and continuous illumination of the LED will re‐
peat for approximately 20 seconds.
For systems with an alternating-code system,
the universal garage door opener and the sys‐
tem also have to be synchronized.
Please read the operating manual to find out
how to synchronize the system.
Synchronizing is easier with the aid of a sec‐
ond person.
To synchronize:
1. Park the vehicle within range of the re‐
mote-controlled system.
2. Program the relevant button on the interior
rearview mirror as described.
3. Locate and press the synchronizing button
on the system being programmed. You
have approx. 30 seconds for the next step.
4. Hold down the programmed button on the
interior rearview mirror for approximately
3 seconds and then release it. If necessary,
repeat this step up to three times in order
to finish synchronization. Once synchroni‐
zation is complete, the programmed func‐
tion will be carried out.
Reprogramming individual buttons
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press and hold the interior rearview mirror
button to be programmed.
3. As soon as the interior rearview mirror LED
starts flashing slowly, hold the hand-held
transmitter for the system to be controlled
approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm away from the
buttons of the interior rearview mirror. The
required distance depends on the manual
transmitter.
Read the system's operating manual, or press
the programmed button on the interior rear‐
view mirror longer. If the LED on the interior
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4. Likewise, press and hold the button of the
desired function on the hand-held trans‐
mitter.
5. Release both buttons as soon as the inte‐
rior rearview mirror LED flashes more rap‐
idly. The LED flashing faster indicates that
the button on the interior rearview mirror
has been programmed. The system can
then be controlled by the button on the in‐
terior rearview mirror.
If the LED does not flash faster after at
least 60 seconds, change the distance and
repeat the step. Several more attempts at
different distances may be necessary. Wait
at least 15 seconds between attempts.
Canada: if programming with the handheld transmitter was interrupted, hold
down the interior rearview mirror button
and repeatedly press and release the
hand-held transmitter button for 2 sec‐
onds.
proximately 20 seconds until the LED flashes
rapidly. All stored functions are deleted. The
functions cannot be deleted individually.
Sun visor
Glare shield
Fold the sun visor down or up.
Vanity mirror
A vanity mirror is located in the sun visor be‐
hind a cover. When the cover is opened, the
mirror lighting switches on.
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
Steptronic transmission: Front
Opening
Controls
Before operation
Before operating a system using the uni‐
versal garage door opener, ensure that there
are no people, animals, or objects within the
range of movement of the remote-controlled
system; otherwise, there is a risk of injury or
damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Press on the cover.
The system, such as the garage door, can be
operated using the button on the interior rear‐
view mirror while the engine is running or when
the ignition is started. To do this, hold down
the button within receiving range of the system
until the function is activated. The interior rear‐
view mirror LED stays lit while the wireless sig‐
nal is being transmitted.
Emptying
Take out the insert.
Deleting stored functions
Press and hold the left and right button on the
interior rearview mirror simultaneously for ap‐
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Emptying
Take out the insert.
Lighter
Press on the cover.
Push in the lighter.
The lighter can be removed as
soon as it pops back out.
Danger of burns
Push in the lighter.
The lighter can be removed as soon as it pops
back out.
Danger of burns
Only hold the hot lighter by its knob; oth‐
erwise, there is a danger of getting burned.
Only hold the hot lighter by its knob; oth‐
erwise, there is a danger of getting burned.
Switch off the ignition and take the remote
control with you when leaving the vehicle so
that children cannot use the lighter and burn
themselves.◀
Take the remote control with you when leaving
the vehicle so that children cannot use the
lighter and burn themselves.◀
Replace the cover after use
Reinsert the lighter or socket cover after
use, otherwise objects may get into the lighter
socket or fixture and cause a short circuit.◀
Rear
Opening
Replace the cover after use
Reinsert the lighter or socket cover after
use, otherwise objects may get into the lighter
socket or fixture and cause a short circuit.◀
Connecting electrical
devices
Hints
Do not connect charging devices to the
12 volt socket in the vehicle
Do not connect battery chargers to the fac‐
tory-installed 12 volt sockets in the vehicle as
this may damage the vehicle battery due to an
increased power consumption.◀
Press on the cover.
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Replace the cover after use
Center armrest
Reinsert the lighter or socket cover after
use, otherwise objects may get into the lighter
socket or fixture and cause a short circuit.◀
Sockets
General information
The lighter socket can be used as a socket for
electrical equipment while the engine is run‐
ning or when the ignition is switched on.
Note
The total load of all sockets must not exceed
140 watts at 12 volts.
Remove the cover.
Rear center console
Do not damage the socket by using unsuitable
connectors.
Front center console: Steptronic
transmission
Remove the cover or cigarette lighter.
In the front passenger footwell
Press on the cover.
Remove the cover or cigarette lighter.
Socket is located below the glove compart‐
ment.
To access the socket: fold open the cover.
In the cargo area
The socket is located in the cover of the load‐
ing lip.
To access the socket: fold open the cover.
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Controls
USB interface for data
transfer
The concept
Connection for importing and exporting data
on USB devices, e.g.:
▷ Personal Profile settings, refer to page 39.
▷ Music collection, see user's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment and Communi‐
cation.
Hints
Observe the following when connecting:
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lights to the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
▷ Do not use the USB interface for recharg‐
ing external devices.
With navigation system Professional
or TV: at a glance
The USB interface is located in the center arm‐
rest.
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Storage compartments
Storage compartments
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
▷ Pockets on the backrests of the front
seats.
▷ Net in the front passenger footwell.
Glove compartment
Front passenger side
Note
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Hints
No loose objects in the car's interior
Do not stow any objects in the car's inte‐
rior without securing them; otherwise, they
may present a danger to occupants e.g., during
braking and evasive maneuvers.◀
Close the glove compartment immediately af‐
ter use while driving; otherwise, injury may oc‐
cur during accidents.◀
Opening
Do not place anti-slip mats on the dash‐
board
Do not place anti-slip mats on the dashboard.
The mat materials could damage the dash‐
board.◀
Storage compartments
Pull the handle.
The following storage compartments are avail‐
able in the vehicle interior:
The light in the glove compartment switches
on.
▷ Glove compartment on the driver's and
front passenger side, refer to page 176.
Closing
▷ Storage compartment, refer to page 179,
in the center console for remote control:
Steptronic transmission.
Fold cover closed.
▷ Storage compartment in the center arm‐
rest, refer to page 177, in the front and
rear.
▷ Compartments in the doors.
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Driver's side
Controls
Locking the storage compartment
Note
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Close the glove compartment immediately af‐
ter use while driving; otherwise, injury may oc‐
cur during accidents.◀
Opening
The storage compartment in the armrest can
be locked with an integrated key to separately
secure the trunk lid, refer to page 46, e.g.
After the storage compartment is locked, the
remote control can be handed out without the
integrated key, refer to page 38, for instance at
a hotel.
This prevents access to the storage compart‐
ment and to the cargo area.
Pull the handle.
Connection for an external audio
device
Closing
An external audio device, e.g.,
an MP3 player, can be con‐
nected via the AUX-IN port or
the USB audio interface in the
center armrest.
Fold cover closed.
Center armrest
Front
A storage compartment is located in the center
armrest between the front seats.
Opening
Rear
The center armrest contains a storage com‐
partment.
Press button.
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Storage compartments
Folding down
Steptronic transmission: Front
Pull on the opener and fold the armrest for‐
ward.
To open: press on the cover.
Rear
Opening
In the front center armrest.
Pull on the handle and fold open the cover.
The cupholder can be adjusted for three differ‐
ent container sizes.
To open: press the button.
Cupholders
To reduce in size: fold closed to the desired
position.
Hints
Shatter-proof containers and no hot
drinks
To close: fold all the way closed. The cu‐
pholder must be closed before it can be
opened fully.
Use light and shatter-proof containers and do
not transport hot drinks. Otherwise, there is
the increased danger of injury in an accident.◀
Unsuitable containers
Do not forcefully push unsuitable con‐
tainers into the cupholders. This may result in
damage.◀
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Remote control storage
compartment
Opening
Controls
No heavy objects
Do not hang heavy objects from the
hooks; otherwise, they may present a danger
to passengers during braking and evasive ma‐
neuvers.◀
Storage compartments in the
trunk
Net
Smaller objects can be stored in the net on the
side of the trunk.
Press on the cover.
To transport larger objects, it can be pushed
down.
Remote control storage compartment
Storage is possible in a vertical position in the
center armrest.
Storage under the cargo floor panel
Fold up the cargo floor panel.
Lashing eyes
Clothes hooks
The clothes hooks are located next to the grab
handles in the rear and on the door pillar in the
rear.
To secure the cargo, refer to page 188, there
are lashing eyes in the trunk.
Do not obstruct view
When suspending clothing from the
hooks, ensure that it will not obstruct the driv‐
er's view.◀
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This chapter provides you with information
useful in dealing with specific driving and
operating modes.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Breaking-in period
General information
Moving parts need time to adjust to one an‐
other (break-in time).
The following instructions will help accomplish
a long vehicle life and good efficiency.
Engine, transmission, and axle drive
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road
speed:
Drive conservatively for the first
200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐
prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimal per‐
formance between brake discs and brake
pads. Drive moderately during this break-in pe‐
riod.
Following part replacement
The same break-in procedures should be ob‐
served if any of the components above-men‐
tioned have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
Using the hybrid system
efficiently
The concept
The vehicle's hybrid system runs automati‐
cally. Through foresighted driving, the hybrid
properties are efficiently used, i.e., fuel con‐
sumption and energy recovery are optimized.
▷ For gasoline engine 4,500 rpm and
100 mph/160 km/h.
Optimizing energy recovery
Avoid full load or kickdown under all circum‐
stances.
Types of energy recovery
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
Energy recovery is used to charge the highvoltage battery. It is important for the supply of
electrical components and thus a prerequisite
for fuel efficiency. It appears in three stages
during coasting to a halt and braking.
Tires
Tire traction is not optimal due to manufactur‐
ing circumstances when tires are brand-new;
they achieve their full traction potential after a
break-in time.
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Optimum energy recovery
As soon as the display shows the maximum
energy recovery, only press the brake pedal
harder if required by the situation.
Exemplary traffic situations for fuel
efficiency
In many driving situations, the hybrid system
allows for a particularly efficient energy man‐
agement.
Low energy recovery:
During coasting to a halt without stepping on
the brake.
▷ Stop-and-go traffic:
The combustion engine is switched on or
over automatically by the hybrid system.
▷ Driving with constant speed:
With the ASSIST acceleration support, the
electric motor relieves the combustion en‐
gine periodically by being switched on au‐
tomatically.
Discharge of the high-voltage battery
Average energy recovery:
During a slight deceleration by gently pressing
the brake pedal.
In normal operation, a sufficient charging of the
high-voltage battery is ensured by energy re‐
covery.
Longer idle periods can reduce the charge
state of the high-voltage battery.
Do not allow the vehicle to sit idle for ex‐
tended periods with a low charging state
Maximum energy recovery:
During firmer pressing on the brake pedal.
Foresighted driving and decelerating helps
with optimizing energy recovery.
Brake according to traffic and circum‐
stances
Brake in accordance with the traffic conditions,
or there is the risk of accident.◀
Before storing the vehicle for an extended pe‐
riod, check the battery charge indicator to en‐
sure that the high-voltage battery is fully
charged. If necessary, charge the high-voltage
battery by driving the vehicle. Check the
charge level regularly, and if needed recharge
the high-voltage battery by driving the vehicle.
Don't allow battery charge status to drop too
low - it will damage the battery.◀
Charging by driving
In order to charge the high-voltage battery
most effectively when driving, activated the
transmission's Sport program DS, refer to
page 85.
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Coasting to a standstill and braking phases are
used more often to recover energy.
eDRIVE electric driving and the Auto Start
Stop function will also be deactivated.
Fast charging
In exceptional cases it can be charged in place,
such as before extended idle phases in order
to prevent damage to the high-voltage battery.
1. Start the engine.
2. Engage transmission position P and set
parking brake.
3. Press and hold down brake pedal.
4. Use the accelerator pedal to maintain an
engine speed of approx. 2,000 rpm.
After a few minutes, the high-voltage battery is
fully charged again.
Hot exhaust system
Hot exhaust system
High temperatures are generated in the
exhaust system.
Do not remove the heat shields installed and
never apply undercoating to them. Make sure
that flammable materials, e. g. hay, leaves,
grass, etc. do not come in contact with the hot
exhaust system while driving, while in idle po‐
sition mode, or when parked. Such contact
could lead to a fire, resulting in an increased
risk of serious personal injury as well as prop‐
erty damage.
Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise,
there is a danger of getting burned.◀
Climate control windshield
The battery charge indicator in the instrument
cluster, refer to page 88, is used to check the
status.
General driving notes
Closing the trunk lid
Drive with the trunk lid closed
Only drive with the tailgate closed; other‐
wise, in the event of an accident or braking and
evasive maneuvers, passengers and other traf‐
fic may be injured, and the vehicle may be
damaged. In addition, exhaust fumes may en‐
ter the vehicle interior.◀
If driving with the tailgate open cannot be
avoided:
▷ Close all windows and the glass sunroof.
The marked area is not covered with heat re‐
flective coating.
Use this area for garage door openers, devices
for electronic toll collection, etc.
Climate control laminated tinted
safety glass
The vehicle glass provides full protection
against the harmful effects of UV radiation on
the skin.
▷ Greatly increase the air flow from the vents.
▷ Drive moderately.
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Mobile communication devices in the
vehicle
Mobile communication devices in the ve‐
hicle
It is not recommended to use mobile phones,
such as mobile phones, in the vehicle interior
without a direct connection to an external aer‐
ial. Otherwise, the vehicle's electronics and
mobile communication devices can interfere
with each other. In addition, there is no assur‐
ance that the radiation generated during trans‐
mission will be conducted away from the vehi‐
cle interior.◀
Driving tips
Steering is still responsive. You can still avoid
any obstacles with a minimum of steering ef‐
fort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal and sounds from
the hydraulic circuits indicate that ABS is in its
active mode.
In certain braking situations, the perforated
brake discs can cause functional problems.
However, this has no effect on the perform‐
ance and operational reliability of the brake.
Objects within the range of movement
of the pedals
No objects in the area around the pedals
Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads, re‐
duce your speed to prevent hydroplaning.◀
On wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can
form between the tires and road surface.
This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplan‐
ing. It is characterized by a partial or complete
loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, ultimately undermining your ability to
steer and brake the vehicle.
Driving through water
Observe water level and speed
Do not exceed the maximum water level
and maximum speed; otherwise, the vehicle's
engine, the electrical systems and the trans‐
mission may be damaged.◀
Drive though calm water only and only if it is
not deeper than 9.8 inches/25 cm and at this
height, no faster than walking speed, up to
3 mph/5 km/h.
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the pedal area; otherwise, the
function of the pedals could be impeded while
driving and create the risk of an accident.
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved
for the vehicle and can be properly attached to
floor.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fas‐
tened again after they were removed for clean‐
ing, e.g.◀
Driving in wet conditions
When roads are wet, salted, or in heavy rain,
press brake pedal ever so gently every few
miles.
Ensure that this action does not endanger
other traffic.
The heat generated in this process helps dry
the brake discs and pads.
In this way braking efficiency will be available
when you need it.
Braking safely
Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a stand‐
ard feature.
Applying the brakes fully is the most effective
way of braking in situations needed.
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Hills
Avoid stressing the brakes
Avoid placing excessive stress on the
brake system. Light but consistent brake pres‐
sure can lead to high temperatures, brakes
wearing out and possibly even brake failure.◀
Do not drive in neutral
Do not drive in neutral or with the engine
stopped, as doing so disables engine braking.
In addition, steering and brake assist are un‐
available with the engine stopped.◀
Drive long or steep downhill gradients in the
gear that requires least braking efforts. Other‐
wise the brakes may overheat and reduce
brake efficiency.
You can increase the engine's braking effect
by shifting down, going all the way to first gear,
if needed.
Brake disc corrosion
Brake disc corrosion and contamination of the
brake pads are favored by:
▷ Low mileage.
▷ Extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all.
▷ Infrequent use of the brakes.
Corrosion will built up when the maximum
pressure applied to the brake pads during
braking is not reached - thus discs don't get
cleaned.
Corrosion buildup on the brake discs will cause
a pulsating effect on the brakes in their re‐
sponse - generally that cannot be corrected.
Condensation under the parked
vehicle
When using the automatic climate control,
condensation water develops collecting under‐
neath the vehicle.
These traces of water under the vehicle are
normal.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Hints
Overloading the vehicle
To avoid exceeding the approved ca‐
pacity of the tires, never overload the vehicle.
Overloading can lead to overheating and in‐
creases the rate at which damage develops in‐
side the tires. This could result in a sudden
loss of tire inflation pressure.◀
No fluids in the cargo area
Make sure that fluids do not leak into the
cargo area; otherwise, the vehicle may be dam‐
aged.◀
Heavy and hard objects
Do not stow any heavy and hard objects
in the car's interior without securing them; oth‐
erwise, they may present a danger to occu‐
pants, e.g., during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
vehicle and unstable driving situations
may result.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or
YYY pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load ca‐
pacity.
For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,000 lbs and there will be four 150 lbs
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage load capacity
is 400 lbs: 1,000 lbs minus 600 lbs =
400 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of lug‐
gage and cargo being loaded on the vehi‐
cle. That weight may not safely exceed the
available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
Determining the load limit
1. Locate the following statement on your ve‐
hicle’s placard:
▷ The combined weight of occupants
and cargo should never exceed XXX kg
or YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the
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Securing cargo
Lashing eyes in the trunk
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
To secure the cargo there are two lashing eyes
in the cargo area underneath the loading lip.
Securing cargo
Stowing cargo
Securing cargo
▷ The cover of the high-voltage battery is lo‐
cated in the trunk. Do not remove the cover
to stow luggage.
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners on the
cargo.
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward as possi‐
ble, directly behind and at the bottom of
the rear passenger seat backrests.
▷ Very heavy cargo: when the rear seat is not
occupied, secure each of the outer safety
belts in the opposite buckle.
Stow and secure the cargo as described;
otherwise it may present a danger to the occu‐
pants, e.g., during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
▷ Smaller and lighter items: secure with re‐
taining straps or with a cargo net or draw
straps.
▷ Larger and heavy objects: secure with
cargo straps.
Cargo straps, cargo netting, retaining straps or
draw straps on the lashing eyes in the trunk.
Roof-mounted luggage rack
Note
Roof racks are available as special accessories.
Securing
Follow the installation instructions of the roof
rack.
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Roof drip rail with flaps
The anchorage points are located in the roof
drip rail above the doors.
Fold the cover outward.
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Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained
for tilting and opening the glass sunroof.
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center
of gravity when loaded, they have a major ef‐
fect on vehicle handling and steering re‐
sponse.
Therefore, note the following when loading
and driving:
▷ Do not exceed the approved roof/axle
loads and the approved gross vehicle
weight.
▷ Distribute the roof load uniformly.
▷ The roof load should not extend past the
loading area.
▷ Always place the heaviest pieces on the
bottom.
▷ Secure the roof luggage firmly, e.g., tie
with ratchet straps.
▷ Do not let objects project into the opening
path of the trunk lid.
▷ Drive cautiously and avoid sudden acceler‐
ation and braking maneuvers. Take corners
gently.
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Saving fuel
Saving fuel
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
Your vehicle contains advanced technology for
the reduction of fuel consumption and emis‐
sions.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
ferent factors.
Carrying out certain measures, such as a mod‐
erate driving style and regular maintenance,
can influence fuel consumption and the envi‐
ronmental impact.
Close the windows and glass
sunroof
Driving with the glass sunroof and windows
open results in increased air resistance and
thereby reduces the range.
Tires
General information
Tires can affect fuel consumption in various
ways, e.g., tire size may influence fuel con‐
sumption.
Check the tire inflation pressure
regularly
Check and, if needed, correct the tire inflation
pressure at least twice a month and before
starting on a long trip.
Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling re‐
sistance and thus raises fuel consumption and
tire wear.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Drive away immediately
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Do not wait for the engine to warm-up while
the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving
right away, but at moderate engine speeds.
Remove attached parts
following use
Remove auxiliary mirrors, roof or rear luggage
racks which are no longer required following
use.
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aero‐
dynamics and increase the fuel consumption.
This is the quickest way of warming the cold
engine up to operating temperature.
Look well ahead when
driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehi‐
cle driving ahead of you.
Driving smoothly and proactively reduces fuel
consumption.
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Longer braking procedures result in more effi‐
cient charging of the high-voltage battery via
energy recovery from braking.
Avoid high engine speeds
As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers
fuel consumption and reduces wear.
Use 1st gear to get the vehicle moving. Start‐
ing with the 2nd gear, accelerate rapidly. When
accelerating, shift up before reaching high en‐
gine speeds.
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 con‐
stant speed.
If necessary, observe the gear shift indicator of
the vehicle, refer to page 96.
Driving tips
reduce the range, especially in city and stopand-go traffic.
Reel off these functions if they are not needed.
The ECO PRO driving program supports the
energy conserving use of comfort features.
These functions are automatically deactivated
partially or completely.
Have maintenance carried
out
Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve
optimal vehicle efficiency and operating life.
The maintenance should be carried out by
your service center.
Also note the BMW Maintenance System, refer
to page 218.
ECO PRO
Use coasting
When approaching a red light, take your foot
off the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to
a halt.
For going downhill take your foot off the accel‐
erator and let the vehicle roll.
The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.
The high-voltage battery is being charged.
Switch off the engine during
longer stops
Switch off the engine during longer stops, e.g.,
at traffic lights, railroad crossings or in traffic
congestion.
Switch off any functions that
are not currently needed
Functions such as seat heating and the rear
window defroster require a lot of energy and
The concept
ECO PRO supports a driving style that saves
on fuel consumption. For this purpose, the en‐
gine control and comfort features, e. g. the cli‐
mate control output, are adjusted.
eDRIVE electric driving, refer to page 76, and
the Coasting, refer to page 76, driving status
are becoming increasingly possible.
In addition, context-sensitive instructions are
displayed to assist with an optimized fuel con‐
sumption driving style.
The achieved extended range is displayed in
the instrument cluster as bonus range.
Overview
The system includes the following
EfficientDynamics functions and displays:
▷ ECO PRO bonus range, refer to page 192.
▷ ECO PRO tips driving instruction, refer to
page 193
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▷ ECO PRO climate control, refer to
page 192.
Activate ECO PRO
Press button repeatedly until ECO
PRO is displayed in the instrument
cluster.
Configuring ECO PRO
Via the Driving Dynamics Control
1. Activate ECO PRO.
ECO PRO potential
Shows potential savings with the current set‐
tings in percentages.
Display in the instrument cluster
ECO PRO bonus range
An adjusted driving style helps
you extend your driving range.
This may be displayed as the
bonus range in the instrument
cluster.
2. "Configure ECO PRO"
The bonus range is shown in the range display.
3. Configure the program.
The bonus range is automatically reset every
time the vehicle is refueled.
Via the iDrive
Efficiency display
1. "Settings"
2. "ECO PRO mode"
Display in the instrument cluster
Or
1. "Settings"
2. "Driving mode"
3. "Configure ECO PRO"
Configure the program.
ECO PRO Tip
▷ "Tip at:":
Adjust the ECO PRO speed.
▷ "ECO PRO speed warning":
The output is reduced once the set ECO
PRO speed is reached.
ECO PRO climate control
"ECO PRO climate control"
Climate control is set to be fuel-efficient.
By making a slight change to the set tempera‐
ture, or slowly adjusting the rate of heating or
cooling of the car's interior, fuel consumption
can be economized.
The mirror heating is made available when out‐
side temperatures are very cold.
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A mark in the efficiency display informs about
the current driving style.
Mark in the area of arrow 1: display of the en‐
ergy recovered by coasting or when braking.
Mark in the area of arrow 2: display when ac‐
celerating.
Your driving style's efficiency is shown by the
bar's color:
▷ Blue display: efficient driving style as long
as the mark moves within the blue range.
▷ Gray display: adjust driving style, e. g. by
backing off the accelerator pedal.
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The display switches to blue as soon as all
conditions for fuel-efficiency-optimized driving
are met.
Driving tips
Settings are stored for the profile currently in
use.
ECO PRO tip, driving tip
The arrow indicates that the driving
style can be adjusted to be more fuel
efficient by backing off the accelerator
for instance.
Note
The efficiency display and ECO PRO tips in the
instrument cluster appear when the ECO PRO
display is activated.
Activating driving style and ECO PRO tips:
1. "Settings"
2. "Instrument cluster"
3. "ECO PRO Info"
ECO PRO tip, symbols
An additional symbol and text instructions are
displayed.
Symbol Measure
For efficient driving back off the ac‐
celerator or delay accelerating to al‐
low time to assess road conditions.
Reduce speed to the selected ECO
PRO speed.
Steptronic transmission: shift from
M/S to D.
Indications on the Control Display
Displaying ECO PRO Tips
The ECO PRO Tips can also be displayed in
split screen configuration.
1. "Vehicle info"
2. "Hybrid"
3.
"ECO PRO Tips"
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In order to always ensure your mobility, you will
find important information on operating fluids,
wheels and tires, maintenance and Roadside
Assistance in the following.
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Refueling
Refueling
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Fuel lid
Opening
1. Briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler
flap.
Hints
Observe the fuel recommendation, refer to
page 198, prior to refueling.
2. Turn the tank lid counterclockwise.
Refuel promptly
Refuel no later than at a range of
30 miles/50 km or engine operation might fail
and damage might occur.◀
Do not refuel unless the engine is at a
standstill and the transmission is in posi‐
tion P/N
Do not refuel unless the engine is at a standstill
and the transmission is in position P/N, other‐
wise the buildup of pressure may cause the
fuel nozzle to shut off prematurely.◀
3. Place the tank lid in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
Closing
1. Fit the lid and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
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2. Close the fuel filler flap.
Do not pinch the retaining strap
Do not pinch the retaining strap attached
to the lid; otherwise, the lid cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape.◀
Manually unlocking fuel filler flap
In the event of an electrical malfunction, e.g.
The release is located in the trunk.
Remove the cover.
Pull the green knob with the fuel pump symbol.
This releases the fuel filler flap.
Observe the following when
refueling
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
Do not overfill the fuel tank
Do not overfill the fuel tank; otherwise
fuel may eslide, causing harm to the environ‐
ment and damaging the vehicle.◀
Handling fuels
Observe safety regulations posted at the
gas station.◀
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Fuel
Fuel
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Fuel recommendation
Note
US: ASTM 4806–xx
CAN: CGSB-3.511–xx
xx: comply with the current standard in each
case.
Do not use a fuel with a higher percent‐
age of ethanol
Do not use a fuel with a higher ethanol per‐
centage than recommended or one with other
types of alcohol, e.g. M5 to M100; otherwise
this could damage the engine and fuel supply
system.◀
Recommended fuel grade
General fuel quality
Even fuels that conform to the specifica‐
tions can be of low quality. This may cause en‐
gine problems, for instance poor engine startup behavior, poor handling and/or poor
performance. Switch gas stations or use a
brand name fuel with a higher octane rating.◀
Gasoline
For the best fuel efficiency, the gasoline
should be sulfur-free or very low in sulfur con‐
tent.
Fuels that are marked on the gas pump as con‐
taining metal must not be used.
Refuel only with unleaded gasoline with‐
out metallic additives.
Do not refuel with any leaded gasoline or gaso‐
line with metallic additives, e. g. manganese or
iron, as this can cause permanent damage to
the catalytic converter and other compo‐
nents.◀
Fuels with a maximum ethanol content of
10 %, i. e., E10, may be used for refueling.
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Ethanol should satisfy the following quality
standards:
BMW recommends AKI 91.
Minimum fuel grade
BMW recommends AKI 89.
Minimum fuel grade
Do not use any gasoline below the mini‐
mum fuel grade as this may impair engine per‐
formance.◀
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat‐
ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Fuel quality
The use of poor-quality fuels may result
in harmful engine deposits or damage. Addi‐
tionally, problems relating to drivability, start‐
ing and stalling, especially under certain envi‐
ronmental conditions such as high ambient
temperature and high altitude, may occur.
If drivability problems are encountered, we rec‐
ommend switching to a high quality gasoline
brand and a higher octane grade — AKI num‐
ber — for a few tank fills. To avoid harmful en‐
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gine deposits, it is highly recommended to
purchase gasoline from Top Tier retailers.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in the need for unscheduled main‐
tenance.◀
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Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Tire inflation pressure
Safety information
Only check the tire inflation pressure when the
tires are cold. This means after driving no more
than 1.25 miles/2 km or when the vehicle has
been parked for at least 2 hours.
The displays of inflation devices may underread by up to 1.45 psi/0.1 bar.
For Flat Tire Monitor: after correcting the tire
inflation pressure, reinitialize the Flat Tire
Monitor.
For Tire Pressure Monitor: after correcting the
tire inflation pressure, reset the Tire Pressure
Monitor.
Tire inflation pressure specifications
▷ Driving comfort.
The tire inflation pressure table, refer to
page 201, contains all tire inflation pressure
specifications for the specified tire sizes at the
ambient temperature. Tire inflation pressure
specifications apply to approved tire sizes and
recommended tire brands. This information
can be obtained from your service center.
Checking the tire inflation pressure
To identify the correct tire inflation pressure,
please note the following:
The tire characteristics and tire inflation pres‐
sure influence the following:
▷ The service life of the tires.
▷ Road safety.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
Regularly check the tire inflation pres‐
sure, and correct it as needed: at least twice a
month and before a long trip. If you fail to ob‐
serve this precaution, you may be driving on
tires with incorrect tire pressures, a condition
that may not only compromise your vehicle's
driving stability, but also lead to tire damage
and the risk of an accident.◀
▷ Tire sizes of your vehicle.
▷ Maximum permitted driving speed.
Tire inflation pressures up to
100 mph/160 km/h
For speeds of up to 100 mph/160 km/h and for
optimum driving comfort, note the pressure
values in the tire inflation pressure table, refer
to page 201, and adjust as necessary.
Tires have a natural, consistent loss of tire in‐
flation pressure.
Tires heat up while driving, and the tire infla‐
tion pressure increases along with the tire's
temperature. The tire inflation pressure speci‐
fications relate to cold tires or tires with the
ambient temperature.
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Tire size
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Front: 245/40 R 19
94 Y RSC
2.4 / 35
-
-
2.6 / 38
2.5 / 36
-
-
2.9 /42
Rear: 275/35 R 19
96 Y RSC
These pressure values can also be found on
the tire inflation pressure label on the driver's
door pillar.
Front: 245/35 R 20
95 Y XL RSC
Rear: 275/30 R 20
97 Y XL RSC
Emergency wheel:
Maximum permissible speed
Do not exceed 100 mph/160 km/h; other‐
wise, tire damage and accidents may result.◀
Tire inflation pressure values up to
100 mph/160 km/h
T 135/90 R 17 104
M
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
4.2 / 60
Tire inflation pressures at max.
speeds above 100 mph/160 km/h
Speeds above 100 mph/160 km/h
ActiveHybrid 5
Tire size
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
2.4 / 35
2.6 / 38
In order to drive at maximum speeds in
excess of 100 mph/160 km/h, please observe,
and, if necessary, adjust tire pressures for
speeds exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h from the
relevant table on the following pages. Other‐
wise tire damage and accidents could occur.◀
Tire inflation pressure values over
100 mph/160 km/h
ActiveHybrid 5
245/40 R 19 98 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
Without high-speed tuning feature
245/45 R 18 96 Y
RSC
225/55 R 17 97 H
M+S RSC
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL RSC
Front: 245/45 R 18
96 Y RSC
2.4 / 35
-
-
2.4 / 35
Rear: 275/40 R 18
99 Y RSC
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Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
Tire size
Specifications in
bar/PSI with cold
tires
2.4 / 35
2.9 /42
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
245/40 R 19 98 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
245/40 R 19 98 V
M+S XL A/S RSC
245/45 R 18 96 Y
RSC
245/45 R 18 96 Y
RSC
225/55 R 17 97 H
M+S RSC
225/55 R 17 97 H
M+S RSC
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL RSC
245/45 R 18 100 V
M+S XL RSC
Front: 245/45 R 18
96 Y RSC
2.4 / 35
-
-
2.4 / 35
Rear: 275/40 R 18
99 Y RSC
Front: 245/40 R 19
94 Y RSC
2.4 / 35
-
-
2.6 / 38
T 135/90 R 17 104
M
3.2 / 46
2.7 / 39
-
-
2.7 / 39
Front: 245/40 R 19
94 Y RSC
2.7 / 39
-
-
3.0 / 44
2.8 / 41
-
-
3.2 / 46
Rear: 275/35 R 19
96 Y RSC
2.5 / 36
-
-
2.9 /42
Rear: 275/30 R 20
97 Y XL RSC
Emergency wheel:
Front: 245/45 R 18
96 Y RSC
2.7 / 39
Rear: 275/40 R 18
99 Y RSC
Rear: 275/35 R 19
96 Y RSC
Front: 245/35 R 20
95 Y XL RSC
Pressure specifications
in bar/PSI
Front: 245/35 R 20
95 Y XL RSC
Rear: 275/30 R 20
97 Y XL RSC
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
4.2 / 60
With high-speed tuning feature
Emergency wheel:
T 135/90 R 17 104
M
Speed up to a max. of
50 mph / 80 km/h
4.2 / 60
Tire identification marks
Tire size
245/45 R 18 96 Y
245: nominal width in mm
45: aspect ratio in %
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R: radial tire code
Traction AA A B C
18: rim diameter in inches
Temperature A B C
96: load rating, not for ZR tires
All passenger car tires must conform to Fed‐
eral Safety Requirements in addition to these
grades.
Y: speed rating, before the R on ZR tires
Speed letter
Q = up to 100 mph, 160 km/h
R = up to 106 mph, 170 km/h
S = up to 112 mph, 180 km/h
T = up to 118 mph, 190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph, 210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph, 240 km/h
W = up to 167 mph, 270 km/h
Y = up to 186 mph, 300 km/h
Tire Identification Number
DOT code: DOT xxxx xxx 0115
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating
based on the wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a specified gov‐
ernment test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and one-half, 1 g,
times as well on the government course as a
tire graded 100. The relative performance of
tires depends upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may depart signifi‐
cantly from the norm due to variations in driv‐
ing habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
xxxx: manufacturer code for the tire brand
Traction
xxx: tire size and tire design
The traction grades, from highest to lowest,
are AA, A, B, and C.
0115: tire age
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of
the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tire age
DOT … 0115: the tire was manufactured in the
1st week of 2015.
Recommendation
Regardless of wear and tear, replace tires at
least every 6 years.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable
on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width.
For example: Treadwear 200; Traction AA;
Temperature A
DOT Quality Grades
Treadwear
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
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause the ma‐
terial 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
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car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades Band
A represent higher levels of performance on
the laboratory test wheel than the minimum re‐
quired by law.
Minimum tread depth
Temperature grade for this tire
The temperature grade for this tire is es‐
tablished for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinfla‐
tion, or excessive loading, either separately or
in combination, can cause heat buildup and
possible tire failure.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.◀
Wear indicators are distributed around the
tire's circumference and have the legally re‐
quired minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
RSC – Run-flat tires
They are marked on the side of the tire with
TWI, Tread Wear Indicator.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 206, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the sidewall.
Tire damage
M+S
General information
Winter and all-season tires with better cold
weather performance than summer tires.
Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign
objects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.
Hints
Tire tread
Winter tires
Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces,
as well as debris, curbs and other obstacles
can cause serious damage to wheels, tires and
suspension parts. This is more likely to occur
with low-profile tires, which provide less cush‐
ioning between the wheel and the road. Be
careful to avoid road hazards and reduce your
speed, especially if your vehicle is equipped
with low-profile tires.
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.16 in/4 mm.
Indications of tire damage or other vehicle de‐
fects:
Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are
less suitable for winter operation.
▷ Unusual vibrations while driving.
Summer tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.12 in/3 mm.
There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if
the tire tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.
▷ Unusual handling such as a strong ten‐
dency to pull to the left or right.
Damage can, e. g., be caused by driving over
curbs, road damage, or similar things.
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In case of tire damage
If there are indications of tire damage, re‐
duce your speed immediately and have the
rims and tires checked right away; otherwise,
there is the increased risk of an accident.
Drive carefully to the nearest service center. If
necessary, have the vehicle towed or trans‐
ported there. Otherwise, tire damage can be‐
come life threatening for vehicle occupants
and also other traffic.◀
Repair of tire damage
For safety reasons, the manufacturer of
your vehicle recommends that you do not have
damaged tires repaired; they should be re‐
placed. Otherwise, damage can occur as a re‐
sult.◀
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Approved wheels and tires
You should only use wheels and tires
that have been approved by the vehicle manu‐
facturer for your vehicle type; otherwise, e.g.,
despite having the same official size ratings,
variations can lead to chassis contact and with
it, the risk of severe accidents
The manufacturer of your vehicle cannot eval‐
uate non-approved wheels and tires to deter‐
mine if they are suited for use, and therefore
cannot guarantee the operating safety of the
vehicle.◀
Recommended tire brands
Changing wheels and tires
Mounting
Information on mounting tires
Have mounting and balancing performed
only by a service center.
If work is not carried out properly, there is a
danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
For each tire size, the manufacturer of your ve‐
hicle recommends certain tire brands. These
can be identified by a star on the tire sidewall.
With proper use, these tires meet the highest
standards for safety and handling.
Wheel and tire combination
New tires
You can ask the service center about the right
wheel/tire combination and wheel rim versions
for the vehicle.
Tire traction is not optimal due to manufactur‐
ing circumstances when tires are brand-new;
they achieve their full traction potential after a
break-in time.
Incorrect wheel and tire combinations impair
the function of a variety of systems such as
ABS or DSC.
To maintain good handling and vehicle re‐
sponse, use only tires with a single tread con‐
figuration from a single manufacturer.
Following tire damage, have the original wheel
and tire combination remounted on the vehicle
as soon as possible.
Drive conservatively for the first
200 miles/300 km.
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not rec‐
ommend the use of retreaded tires.
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Storage
Retreaded tires
Possibly substantial variations in the de‐
sign and age of the tire casing structures can
limit service life and have a negative impact on
road safety.◀
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.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Winter tires
Winter tires are recommended for operating on
winter roads.
Although so-called all-season M+S tires pro‐
vide better winter traction than summer tires,
they do not provide the same level of perform‐
ance as winter tires.
Run-flat tires
Label
Maximum speed of winter tires
If the maximum speed of the vehicle is higher
than the permissible speed for the winter tires,
then a respective symbol is displayed in your
field of vision. You can obtain this sign from the
tire specialist or from your service center.
Maximum speed for winter tires
Do not exceed the maximum speed for
the respective winter tires; otherwise, tire dam‐
age and accidents can occur.◀
Run-flat tires
If you are already using run-flat tires, for your
own safety you should replace them only with
the same kind. No spare tire is available in the
case of a flat tire. Your service center will be
glad to advise you.
Rotating wheels between axles
Different wear patterns can occur on the front
and rear axles depending on individual driving
conditions. The tires can be rotated between
the axles to achieve even wear. Your service
center will be glad to advise you. After rotating,
check the tire pressure and correct if needed.
Rotating the tires is not permissible on vehi‐
cles with different tire sizes or rim sizes on the
front and rear axles.
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RSC label on the tire sidewall.
The wheels consist of tires that are self-sup‐
porting, to a limited degree, and possibly spe‐
cial rims.
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to
remain drivable to a restricted degree in the
event of a tire inflation pressure loss.
Follow the instructions for continued driving
with a flat tire.
Changing run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire.
Your service center will be glad to advise you.
Mobility System
The concept
With the Mobility System, minor tire damage
can be sealed quickly to enable continued
travel. To accomplish this, sealant is pumped
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into the tires, which seals the damage from the
inside.
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Sealing container
The compressor can be used to check the tire
inflation pressure.
Hints
▷ Follow the instructions on using the Mobi‐
lity System found on the compressor and
sealant container.
▷ Use of the Mobility System may be ineffec‐
tive if the tire puncture measures approx.
1/8 in/4 mm or more.
▷ Sealing container, arrow 1.
▷ Contact the nearest service center if the
tire cannot be made drivable.
Observe use-by date on the sealant container.
▷ If possible, do not remove foreign bodies
that have penetrated the tire.
Compressor
▷ Filling hose, arrow 2.
▷ Pull the speed limit sticker off the sealant
container and apply it to the steering
wheel.
▷ The use of a sealant can damage the TPM
wheel electronics. In this case, have the
electronics checked at the next opportu‐
nity and have them replaced if needed.
Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed
areas, since breathing in exhaust fumes may
lead to loss of consciousness and death. The
exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀
1
Holder for bottle
2
Compressor
3
Connector/cable for socket
4
Connection hose
5
On/off reel
Storage
6
Inflation pressure dial
The Mobility System is located under the
cargo floor panel.
7
Reduce inflation pressure
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Filling the tire with sealant
1. Shake the sealing container.
2. Pull the connection hose fully out of the
compressor housing. Do not kink the hose.
3. Screw the connection hose onto the con‐
nector of the sealant container.
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4. Insert the sealant container on the com‐
pressor housing in an upright position.
5. Screw the filling hose of the sealant con‐
tainer onto the tire valve of the defective
wheel.
6. With the compressor switched off, insert
the plug into the power socket inside the
vehicle.
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7. With the ignition turned on or the engine
running, reel on the compressor.
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This prevents leftover sealant from escap‐
ing from the container.
4. Wrap the empty sealant container in suita‐
ble material to avoid dirtying the cargo
area.
5. Stow the Mobility System back in the vehi‐
cle.
Distributing the sealant
Switch off the compressor after 10 mi‐
nutes
Do not allow the compressor to run longer than
10 minutes; otherwise, the device will overheat
and may be damaged.◀
Immediately drive approx. 5 miles/10 km to en‐
sure that the sealant is evenly distributed in the
tire.
Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
If possible, do not drive at speeds less than
12 mph/20 km/h.
To correct the tire inflation pressure
Let the compressor run for approx. 3 to 8 mi‐
nutes to fill the tire with sealant and achieve a
tire inflation pressure of approx. 2.5 bar.
1. Stop at a suitable location.
While the tire is being filled with sealant, the
tire inflation pressure may sporadically reach
approx. 5 bar. Do not reel off the compressor at
this point.
3. Insert the connector into the power socket
inside the vehicle.
If a tire inflation pressure of 2 bar is not
reached:
1. Switch off the compressor.
2. Unscrew the filling hose from the wheel.
3. Drive 33 ft/10 m forward and back to dis‐
tribute the sealant in the tire.
4. Inflate the tire again using the compressor.
If a tire inflation pressure of 2 bar cannot be
reached, contact your service center.
Stowing the Mobility System
1. Unscrew the filling hose of the sealant con‐
tainer from the wheel.
2. Unscrew the connection hose of the com‐
pressor from the sealant container.
2. Screw the connection hose of the com‐
pressor directly onto the tire valve stem.
4. Correct the tire inflation pressure to
2.5 bar.
▷ Increase pressure: with the ignition
turned on or the engine running, reel
on the compressor.
▷ To reduce the pressure: press the but‐
ton on the compressor.
Continuing the trip
Do not exceed the maximum permissible
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor.
Reinitialize the Tire Pressure Monitor.
Replace the defective tire and the sealant con‐
tainer of the Mobility System as soon as possi‐
ble.
3. Connect the filling hose of the sealant con‐
tainer previously connected to the tire
valve with the available connector on the
sealant container.
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Snow chains
Fine-link snow chains
Only certain types of fine-link snow chains
have been tested by the manufacturer of the
vehicle, classified as road-safe and approved.
Information about the approved snow chains
are available from the service center.
Use
Use only in pairs on the rear wheels, equipped
with the tires of the following size:
▷ 225/55 R 17.
▷ 245/45 R 18.
▷ 245/40 R 19.
Follow the snow chain manufacturer's instruc‐
tions.
Make sure that the snow chains are always
sufficiently tight. Retighten as needed accord‐
ing to the chain manufacturer's instructions.
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
Do not initialize the Tire Pressure Monitor after
mounting snow chains, as doing so may result
in incorrect readings.
When driving with snow chains, briefly activate
Dynamic Traction Control if needed.
Maximum speed with snow chains
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph/50 km/h
when using snow chains.
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Engine compartment
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Important features in the engine compartment
1
Vehicle identification number
4
Jump-starting, positive battery terminal
2
Jump-starting, negative battery terminal
5
Oil filler neck
3
Washer fluid reservoir
6
Coolant reservoir
Hood
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guide‐
lines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a service center.
Opening the hood
Working in the engine compartment
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without the
necessary professional technical training.
If work is not carried out properly, there is a
danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
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Engine compartment
Never reach into the engine compart‐
ment
Never reach into spaces or gaps in the engine
compartment; otherwise, there is a risk of in‐
jury, e.g., from rotating or hot parts.◀
Danger of injury when the hood is open
There is a danger of injury from protrud‐
ing parts when the hood is open.◀
Closing the hood
Hood open when driving
If you see any signs that the hood is not
completely closed while driving, pull over im‐
mediately and close it securely.◀
Danger of jamming
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
1. Pull the lever.
2. Press the release handle and open the
hood.
Let the hood drop from a height of approx. 16
in/40 cm and push down on it to lock it fully.
The hood must audibly engage on both sides.
3. Be careful of protruding parts on the hood.
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Engine oil
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
General information
The engine oil consumption is dependent on
the driving style and driving conditions.
The engine oil consumption can increase in
case of, for example:
▷ Sporty driving.
Electronic oil measurement
Status display
The concept
The engine oil level is monitored electronically
while driving and shown on the Control Dis‐
play.
If the engine oil level reaches the minimum
level, a check control message is displayed.
Requirements
A current measured value is available after ap‐
prox. 30 minutes of driving. During a shorter
trip, the status of the last, sufficiently long trip
is displayed.
With frequent short-distance trips, regularly
perform a detailed measurement.
▷ Break-in the engine.
Displaying the engine oil level
▷ Idling of the engine.
On the Control Display:
▷ Usage of non-approved engine oil grades.
1. "Vehicle info"
Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level
after refueling.
2. "Vehicle status"
Depending on its engine, the vehicle is equip‐
ped with electronic oil measurement or oil
measuring is done with a dipstick.
Engine oil level display messages
The electronic oil measurement has two meas‐
uring principles:
▷ Status display
▷ Detailed measurement
3.
"Engine oil level"
Different messages appear on the display de‐
pending on the engine oil level. Pay attention
to these messages.
If the engine oil level is too low, within the next
125 miles/200 km Add engine oil, refer to
page 214.
Engine oil level too low
Add engine oil immediately; otherwise,
an insufficient amount of engine oil could re‐
sult in engine damage.◀
Take care not to add too much engine oil.
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Engine oil
Adding engine oil
Too much engine oil
Have the vehicle checked immediately;
otherwise, surplus engine oil can lead to en‐
gine damage.◀
Detailed measurement
General information
Switch off the ignition and safely park the vehi‐
cle before engine oil is added.
Oil filler neck
The concept
In the detailed measurement the engine oil
level is checked and displayed via a scale.
Gasoline engine:
If the engine oil level reaches the minimum
level, a check control message is displayed.
Diesel engine:
During the measurement, the idle speed is in‐
creased somewhat.
General information
A detailed measurement is only possible with
certain engines.
Requirements
Only add engine oil when the message is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster or when the
engine oil level has almost dropped to the
lower mark of the dipstick.
Add 1 US quart/liter.
Adding engine oil
▷ Vehicle is on level road.
▷ Steptronic transmission: selector lever in
selector lever position N or P and accelera‐
tor pedal not depressed.
▷ Engine is running and is at operating tem‐
perature.
Performing a detailed measurement
In order to perform a detailed measurement of
the engine oil level:
1. "Vehicle info"
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km;
otherwise, this may cause engine damage.◀
Do not add too much engine oil
When too much engine oil is added, im‐
mediately have the vehicle checked, otherwise,
this may cause engine damage.◀
Protect children
Keep oil, grease, etc., out of reach of chil‐
dren and observe the warnings on the contain‐
ers to prevent health risks.◀
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Measure engine oil level"
4. "Start measurement"
The engine oil level is checked and displayed
via a scale.
Time: approx. 1 minute.
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Engine oil types to add
Hints
No oil additives
Oil additives may lead to engine dam‐
age.◀
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Viscosity grades for engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that
the engine oil belongs to one of the viscosity
grades SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40,
and SAE 5W-30 or malfunctions or engine
damage may occur.◀
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of
the engine.
Suitable engine oil types
You can add engine oils that meet the follow‐
ing oil rating standards:
Gasoline engine
BMW Longlife-01.
BMW Longlife-01 FE.
Further information regarding the oil specifica‐
tions and viscosities of engine oils can be in‐
quired with the service center.
Alternative engine oil types
If an engine oil suitable for continuous use is
not available, up to 1 US quart/liter of an en‐
gine oil with the following oil rating can be
added:
Gasoline engine
API SM or superior oil rating.
Engine oil change:
The vehicle manufacturer recommends that
you let the service center change the motor oil.
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Coolant
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Checking
1. Let the engine cool.
2. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly
counterclockwise to allow any excess
pressure to dissipate, then open it.
Hints
Danger of burns from hot engine
Do not open the cooling system while
the engine is hot; otherwise, esliding coolant
may cause burns.◀
Suitable additives
3. Open the coolant reservoir lid.
4. The coolant level is correct if it lies be‐
tween the minimum and maximum marks
in the filler neck.
Only use suitable additives; otherwise,
engine damage may occur. The additives are
harmful to your health.◀
Coolant consists of water and additives.
Not all commercially available additives are
suitable for the vehicle. Information about the
suitable additives are available from the service
center.
Coolant level
General information
If there is no Min. and Max. mark in the filler
neck of the coolant reservoir, have the coolant
level checked if needed by your service center
and add coolant as needed.
Depending on the engine installation, the cool‐
ant reservoir is located on the right side or the
left side of the engine compartment.
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Adding
1. Let the engine cool.
2. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly
counterclockwise to allow any excess
pressure to dissipate, then open it.
3. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up
to the specified level; do not overfill.
4. Turn the lid until there is an audible click.
The arrows on the coolant reservoir and
the lid must point towards one another.
5. Have the cause of the coolant loss elimi‐
nated as soon as possible.
Disposal
Comply with the relevant environmen‐
tal protection regulations when dispos‐
ing of coolant and coolant additives.
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Maintenance
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
BMW maintenance system
The maintenance system indicates required
maintenance measures, and thereby provides
support in maintaining road safety and the op‐
erational reliability of the vehicle.
In some cases scopes and intervals may vary
according to the country-specific version. Re‐
placement work, spare parts, fuels and lubri‐
cants and wear materials are calculated sepa‐
rately. Additional information is available from
the service center.
Condition Based Service
CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take into ac‐
count the driving conditions of your vehicle.
Based on this, Condition Based Service recog‐
nizes the maintenance requirements.
The system makes it possible to adapt the
amount of maintenance corresponding to your
user profile.
Detailed information on service requirements,
refer to page 95, can be displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
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Service data in the remote control
Information on the required maintenance is
continuously stored in the remote control.
Your service center will read out this data and
suggest the right array of service procedures
for your vehicle.
Therefore, hand your service specialist the re‐
mote control with which the vehicle was driven
most recently.
Storage periods
Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
count.
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if needed,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/
activated-charcoal filter.
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty In‐
formation Booklet for US models and Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian mod‐
els for additional information on service re‐
quirements.
Maintenance and repair should be performed
by your service center. Make sure to have reg‐
ular maintenance procedures recorded in the
vehicle's Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models, and in the Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian mod‐
els. These entries are proof of regular mainte‐
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Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis
Note
Socket for Onboard Diagnosis
The socket for onboard diagnostics may
only be used by the service center or a work‐
shop that operates in accordance with the
specifications of the vehicle manufacturer with
correspondingly trained personnel and other
authorized persons. Otherwise, use may result
in operating problems for the vehicle.◀
Position
There is an OBD socket on the driver's side for
checking the primary components in the vehi‐
cle's emissions.
Emissions
▷ The warning lamp lights up:
Emissions are deteriorating. Have
the vehicle checked as soon as
possible.
▷ The warning lamp flashes under certain
circumstances:
This indicates that there is excessive mis‐
firing in the engine.
Reduce the vehicle speed and have the
system checked immediately; otherwise,
serious engine misfiring within a brief pe‐
riod can seriously damage emission con‐
trol components, in particular the catalytic
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Replacing components
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Replacing the wiper blades
1. To change the wiper blades, fold up, refer
to page 82, the wiper arms.
2. Fold up the wipers.
Onboard vehicle tool kit
3. Position the wiper blade in a horizontal po‐
sition.
4. Remove the wiper blade toward one side.
The onboard vehicle tool kit is located in a
fold-down cover in the trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
Wiper blade replacement
Hints
Do not fold down the wipers without
wiper blades
Do not fold down the wipers if wiper blades
have not been installed; this may damage the
windshield.◀
5. Insert the new wiper blade in reverse order
of removal until it locks in place.
6. Fold down the wipers.
Lamp and bulb replacement
Hints
Lights and bulbs
Lights and bulbs make an essential contribu‐
tion to vehicle safety.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends
that you entrust corresponding procedures to
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the service center if you are unfamiliar those or
if they have not been described here.
You can obtain a selection of replacement
bulbs at the service center.
Danger of burns
Only change bulbs when they are cool;
otherwise, there is a danger of getting
burned.◀
Working on the lighting system
When working on the lighting system,
you should always reel off the lights affected to
prevent short circuits.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage
when replacing bulbs, observe any instructions
provided by the bulb manufacturer.◀
Do not perform work/bulb replacement
on xenon headlights
Have any work on the xenon lighting system,
including bulb replacement, performed only by
a service center. Due to the high voltage
present in the system, there is a danger of fatal
injuries if work is carried out improperly.◀
Do not touch the bulbs
Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare hands, as even minute amounts of
contamination will burn into the bulb's surface
and reduce its service life.
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Do not remove the covers
Do not remove the covers, and never
stare into the unfiltered light for several hours;
otherwise, irritation of the retina could result.◀
Headlight glass
Condensation can form on the inside of the ex‐
ternal lights in cool or humid weather. When
driving with the light switched on, the conden‐
sation evaporates after a short time. The head‐
light glass does not need to be changed.
If the headlights do not dim despite driving
with the light switched on, increasing humidity
forms, e. g. water droplets in the light, have the
service center check this.
Headlight setting
The headlight adjustments can be affected by
changing lights and bulbs. Have the head‐
lights' settings checked and corrected by serv‐
ice after a replacement.
Front lights, bulb replacement
Xenon headlights
At a glance
Use a clean tissue, cloth or something similar,
or hold the bulb by its base.◀
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
Some items of equipment use light-emitting
diodes installed behind a cover as a light
source.
These light-emitting diodes, which are related
to conventional lasers, are officially designated
as Class 1 light-emitting diodes.
1
Corner-illuminating lights
2
Parking lamp, daytime running lights
3
Low beams/high beams
4
Turn signal
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Hints
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the
likelihood of failure is very low. Switching the
lights on and off frequently shortens their life.
If a bulb fails, reel on the front fog lights and
continue the trip with great care. Comply with
local regulations.
Do not perform work/bulb replacement
on xenon headlights
Have any work on the xenon lighting system,
including bulb replacement, performed only by
a service center. Due to the high voltage
present in the system, there is a danger of fatal
injuries if work is carried out improperly.◀
For checking and adjusting headlamp aim,
please contact your BMW center.
Parking lights and roadside parking lamp
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
Unscrew the lid, remove it, and change the
bulb.
Corner-illuminating lights
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
The illustration shows the left side of the en‐
gine compartment.
55-watt bulb, H7.
1. Fold open the cover in the engine compart‐
ment.
These lights feature LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Accessing the bulbs
2. Unscrew the lid and remove it.
Remove the screws and fold down the lid.
Turn signal
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
The illustration shows the left side of the en‐
gine compartment.
24-watt bulb, PY.
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LED front fog lights
These front fog lights are made using LED
technology. Contact your service center in the
event of a malfunction.
Turn signal in exterior mirror
The turn signals in the exterior mirrors feature
LED technology. Contact your service center
in the event of a malfunction.
4. Remove the bulb and replace it.
Tail lights, bulb replacement
5. Insert the new bulb and attach the cover in
the reverse order.
At a glance
LED headlights
At a glance
1
Corner-illuminating lights
2
Low beams/high beams
3
Parking lamp, daytime running lights
4
Turn signal
5
Side marker lights
1
Turn signal
2
Reversing lamp
3
Inside brake lamp
4
Rear lamp
5
Outside brake lamp
6
Rear reflector
Turn signal, outer brake, tail, and
license plate lights
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
These lights feature LED technology.
With LED headlights, all front lights and side
indicators are designed with LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
If an LED fails, switch on the front fog lights
and continue the trip with great care. Comply
with local regulations.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
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Lights in the trunk lid
Access to the lights
1. Remove the three screws using the screw
driver from the onboard vehicle tool kit.
Squeeze the clips together and remove the
bulb holder.
Press the bulb into the bulb holder, turn coun‐
terclockwise and remove.
Reversing lamp
2. Fold away the cover.
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
16-watt bulb, W16W.
Inside brake lamp
Follow general instructions, refer to page 220.
21-watt bulb, H21W.
The illustration shows the position of the bulb
in the installed bulb holder.
The illustration shows the position of the bulb
in the installed bulb holder.
Squeeze the clips together and remove the
bulb holder.
Pull out the bulb and replace it.
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Changing wheels
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Battery replacement
Use approved vehicle batteries only
Hints
When using run-flat tires or sealants, a tire
does not need to be changed immediately in
the event of pressure loss due to a flat tire.
Which is why no spare tire is available.
The tools for changing wheels are available as
accessories from your service center.
Jacking points for the vehicle jack
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
approved for your vehicle by the manufacturer;
otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged and
systems or functions may not be fully availa‐
ble.◀
After a battery replacement, have the battery
registered on the vehicle by the service center
to ensure that all comfort features are fully
available and that any Check Control mes‐
sages of these comfort features are no longer
displayed.
Charging the battery
General information
Make sure that the battery is always suffi‐
ciently charged to guarantee that the battery
remains usable for its full service life.
The jacking points for the vehicle jack are lo‐
cated at the positions shown.
Position the vehicle jack only at the loca‐
tions shown
There are also hybrid components under the
vehicle that are faded by the underbody panel‐
ing.
Make sure not to damage any of the under‐
body paneling parts.
Otherwise, there is the risk of fatal injury from
electrocution due to damaged high-voltage
components.◀
Vehicle battery
Maintenance
The battery is maintenance-free.
The added amount of acid is sufficient for the
service life of the battery.
The battery may need to be charged in the fol‐
lowing cases:
▷ When making frequent short-distance
drives.
▷ If the vehicle is not used for prolonged pe‐
riods, longer than a month.
Hints
Do not connect charging devices to the
12 volt socket in the vehicle
Do not connect battery chargers to the fac‐
tory-installed 12 volt sockets in the vehicle as
this may damage the vehicle battery due to an
increased power consumption.◀
Starting aid terminals
In the vehicle, only charge the battery via the
starting aid terminals, refer to page 229, in the
engine compartment with the engine off.
Further information about the battery can be
obtained from your service center.
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Power failure
In the glove compartment
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
needs to be newly initialized or individual set‐
tings updated, e. g.:
▷ Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory:
store the positions again.
▷ Time: update.
▷ Date: update.
▷ Glass sunroof: initialize the system, refer to
page 55.
Disposing of old batteries
Have old batteries disposed of by your
service center or bring them to a recy‐
cling center.
Push the handle up, arrow 1, and open the lid,
arrow 2.
In the trunk
Maintain the battery in an upright position for
transport and storage. Secure the battery so
that it does not tip over during transport.
Fuses
Hints
Open the cover on the right side trim, arrow.
Replacing fuses
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a substi‐
tute of another color or amperage rating; this
could lead to a circuit overload, ultimately re‐
sulting in a fire in the vehicle.◀
Information on the fuse types and locations is
found on a separate sheet.
Plastic tweezers and information on the fuse
types and locations are stored in the fuse box
in the trunk.
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Breakdown assistance
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Hints
Emergency Request not guaranteed
For technical reasons, the Emergency
Request cannot be guaranteed under unfavor‐
able conditions.◀
Overview
Hazard warning flashers
SOS button in the roofliner
Requirements
▷ The SIM card integrated in the vehicle has
been activated.
The button is located in the center console.
▷ The radio-ready state is switched on.
▷ The Assist system is functional.
Intelligent Emergency
Request
1. Press the cover briefly to open it.
The concept
2. Press the SOS button until the LED at the
button lights up green.
In case of an emergency, an Emergency Re‐
quest can be made through this system.
▷ The LED lights up green: an Emergency
Request was initiated.
General information
Only press the SOS button in an emergency.
Initiating an Emergency Request
If a cancel prompt appears on the display,
the Emergency Request can be aborted.
If the situation allows, wait in your vehicle
until the voice connection has been estab‐
lished.
▷ The LED flashes green when a connection
to the BMW Response Center has been
established.
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When the emergency request is received
at the BMW Response Center, the BMW
Response Center contacts you and takes
further steps to help you.
Even if you are unable to respond, the
BMW Response Center can take further
steps to help you under certain circum‐
stances.
For this, data are transmitted to the BMW
Response Center which serve to deter‐
mine the necessary rescue measures. E. g.
the current position of the vehicle, if it can
be established.
First aid kit
Note
Some of the articles have a limited service life.
Check the expiration dates of the contents
regularly and replace any expired items
promptly.
Storage
▷ If the LED is flashing green, but the BMW
Response Center can no longer be heard
via the speaker, you can nevertheless still
be heard at the BMW Response Center.
Initiating an Emergency Request
automatically
Under certain conditions, an Emergency Re‐
quest is automatically initiated immediately af‐
ter a severe accident. Automatic Collision Noti‐
fication is not affected by pressing the SOS
button.
Warning triangle
The first aid kit is located in the container on
the inside of the trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
Jump-starting
General information
If the battery is discharged, the engine can be
started using the battery of another vehicle
and two jumper cables. Only use jumper ca‐
bles with fully insulated clamp handles.
Hints
Do not touch live parts
The warning triangle is located in the container
on the inside of the trunk lid.
Unscrew the wing nut to open.
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal in‐
jury, always avoid all contact with electrical
components while the engine is running.◀
To prevent personal injury or damage to both
vehicles, adhere strictly to the following proce‐
dure.
Vehicles with hybrid drive cannot be used for
jump-starting.
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Connecting the cables
Preparation
Bodywork contact between vehicles
Make sure that there is no contact be‐
tween the bodywork of the two vehicles; other‐
wise, there is a danger of short circuits.◀
1. Check whether the battery of the other ve‐
hicle has a voltage of 12 volts. This infor‐
mation can be found on the battery.
2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehi‐
cle.
Be careful not to swap over the positive
and negative connector terminals
Do not swap over the positive and negative
terminals of the connectors, otherwise there is
a danger that components of the hybrid sys‐
tem or the vehicle's electronics may be irrepar‐
ably damaged.
Take note of the label next to the positive ter‐
minal.◀
3. Switch off any electronic systems/power
consumers in both vehicles.
Before you begin, reel off all unnecessary elec‐
tronic systems/power consumers, such as the
radio, on the assisting and receiving vehicles.
Starting aid terminals
1. Pull off the lid of the BMW starting aid ter‐
minal.
Connecting order
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order to prevent risk of injury from arcing.◀
2. Attach one terminal clamp of the positive
jumper cable to the positive terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding starting
aid terminal of the vehicle providing assis‐
tance.
3. Attach the terminal clamp on the other end
of the cable to the positive terminal of the
battery, or to the corresponding starting
aid terminal of the vehicle to be started.
The so-called starting aid terminal in the en‐
gine compartment acts as the battery's posi‐
tive terminal.
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the negative
jumper cable to the negative terminal of
the battery, or to the corresponding engine
or body ground of assisting vehicle.
5. Attach the second terminal clamp to the
negative terminal of the battery, or to the
corresponding engine or body ground of
the vehicle to be started.
Starting the engine
Never use spray fluids to start the engine.
1. Start the engine of the assisting vehicle
and let it run for several minutes at an in‐
creased idle speed.
The body ground or a special nut acts as the
battery negative terminal.
2. Start the engine of the vehicle that is to be
started in the usual way.
If the first starting attempt is not success‐
ful, wait a few minutes before making an‐
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other attempt in order to allow the dis‐
charged battery to recharge.
3. Let both engines run for several minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables in the re‐
verse order.
Check the battery and recharge if needed.
Tow-starting and towing
Note
Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage
may result.◀
Use tow fitting located in the front only for po‐
sitioning the vehicle.
Towing other vehicles
Hints
Light towing vehicle
Tow-starting and towing
For tow-starting or towing, switch off the
Intelligent Safety systems; otherwise malfunc‐
tions of the individual braking systems might
lead to accidents.◀
The towing vehicle must not be lighter
than the vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will
not be possible to control the vehicle's re‐
sponse.◀
Attaching the tow bar/tow rope correctly
Steptronic transmission: transporting
your vehicle
Attach the tow bar or tow rope to the tow
fitting; connecting it to other vehicle parts may
cause damage.◀
Note
▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐
pending on local regulations.
Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed.
Therefore, contact a service center in the
event of a breakdown.
Do not have the vehicle towed
Have your vehicle transported on a load‐
ing platform only; otherwise, damage may oc‐
cur.◀
Tow truck
▷ If the electrical system has failed, clearly
identify the vehicle being towed by placing
a sign or a warning triangle in the rear win‐
dow.
Tow bar
The tow fittings used should be on the same
side on both vehicles.
Should it prove impossible to avoid mounting
the tow bar at an offset angle, please observe
the following:
▷ Maneuvering capability is limited going
around corners.
▷ The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it
is secured with an offset.
Tow rope
The vehicle should only be transported on a
loading platform.
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When starting to tow the vehicle, make sure
that the tow rope is taut.
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To avoid jerking and the associated stresses
on the vehicle components when towing, al‐
ways use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Mobility
Screw thread for tow fitting
Tow fitting
The screw-in tow fitting should always be car‐
ried in the vehicle.
The tow fitting can be screwed in at the front
or rear of the BMW.
Push out the cover by pressing on the top
edge.
Tow-starting
Steptronic transmission
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
The tow fitting is located in the container on
the inside of the trunk lid.
Tow-starting the engine is not possible due to
the transmission.
Have the cause of the starting problems fixed.
Tow fitting, information on use
▷ 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, damage to the tow fitting and the
vehicle can occur.◀
What to do after an accident
Hints
After an accident
After an accident, do not touch any highvoltage components such as orange colored
high-voltage cables or parts that are in contact
with exposed high-voltage cables. Otherwise,
there is the risk of fatal injury from electrocu‐
tion due to the system's high voltage.◀
Esliding fluids
Do not touch any fluids esliding from the
high-voltage battery, or the skin can sustain
chemical burns.◀
General information
If you are involved in an accident with your ve‐
hicle, compliance with the following additional
safety precautions is required with regard to
the high-voltage system:
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▷ Secure the crash site.
▷ Immediately notify rescue forces, police, or
firefighters of the fact that your vehicle is
equipped with a high-voltage system.
▷ Engage selector lever position P, apply the
parking brake, and reel off the ignition or
deactivate drive readiness.
▷ Lock the vehicle after exiting.
▷ Do not inhale any gases esliding from the
high-voltage battery; if needed, maintain a
safe distance from the vehicle.
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Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Cleaning sensors/camera lenses with
high-pressure washers
When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors and camera lenses on the
outside of the vehicle for long periods and
maintain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.◀
Automatic car washes
Hints
Note the following:
Car washes
General information
Regularly remove foreign objects such as
leaves in the area below the windshield when
the hood is raised.
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in
winter. Intense soiling and road salt can dam‐
age the vehicle.
Hints
Steam jets or high-pressure washers
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, hold them a sufficient distance away
and use a maximum temperature of
140 ℉/60 ℃.
▷ Give preference to cloth car washes or
those that use soft brushes in order to
avoid paint damage.
▷ Make sure that the wheels and tires are not
damaged by the transport mechanisms.
▷ Fold in the exterior mirrors; otherwise, they
may be damaged, depending on the width
of the vehicle.
▷ Deactivate the rain sensor, refer to
page 82, to avoid unintentional wiper acti‐
vation.
▷ In some cases, an unintentional alarm can
be triggered by the interior motion sensor
of the alarm system. Follow the instruc‐
tions on avoiding an unintentional alarm,
refer to page 52.
Guide rails in car washes
If the vehicle has a glass sunroof, ensure that a
distance of at least 31.5 inches/80 cm is main‐
tained. Holding them too close or using exces‐
sively high pressures or temperatures can
cause damage or preliminary damage that may
then lead to long-term damage.
Before driving into a car wash
Follow the user's manual for the high-pressure
washer.◀
In order to ensure that the vehicle can roll in a
car wash, take the following steps:
Avoid car washes with guide rails higher
than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the vehicle body
could be damaged.◀
1. Drive into the car wash.
2. Engage selector lever position N.
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3. Deactivating Automatic Hold, refer to
page 79.
can be reduced and corrosion of the brake
discs can occur.
4. Release the parking brake.
Completely remove all residues on the win‐
dows, to minimize loss of visibility due to
smearing and to reduce wiper noises and
wiper blade wear.
5. Switch the engine off.
In this way, the ignition remains switched
on, and a Check-Control message is dis‐
played.
Do not turn off the ignition in the car
wash
Do not turn off the ignition in the car wash;
otherwise, selector lever position P is en‐
gaged and damages can result.◀
The vehicle cannot be locked from the outside
when in selector lever position N. A signal
sounds when an attempt is made to lock the
vehicle.
For activation of drive readiness:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
Vehicle care
Car care products
BMW recommends using care and cleaning
products from BMW, since these have been
tested and approved.
Car care and cleaning products
Follow the instructions on the container.
When cleaning the interior, open the doors or
windows.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
Only use products intended for cleaning vehi‐
cles.
Pressing the Start/Stop button without step‐
ping on the brake turns the ignition off.
Cleansers can contain substances that are
dangerous and harmful to your health.◀
Selector lever position
Vehicle paint
Selector lever position P is engaged automati‐
cally:
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
value retention. Environmental influences in
areas with elevated air pollution or natural con‐
taminants, such as tree resin or pollen can af‐
fect the vehicle's paintwork. Tailor the fre‐
quency and extent of your car care to these
influences.
▷ When the ignition is switched off.
▷ After approx. 15 minutes.
Headlights
▷ Do not rub dry and do not use abrasive or
acidic cleansers.
▷ Soak areas that have been dirtied e. g.,
from insects, with shampoo and wash off
with water.
▷ Thaw ice with de-icing spray; do not use an
ice scraper.
After washing the vehicle
After washing the vehicle, apply the brakes
briefly to dry them; otherwise, braking action
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Aggressive substances such as spilled fuel, oil,
grease or bird droppings, must be removed im‐
mediately to prevent the finish from being al‐
tered or discolored.
Only use respectively approved cleaning and
care products for vehicles with matte finish.
Suitable care products for matte finishes are
available from the service center.
Leather care
Remove dust from the leather often, using a
cloth or vacuum cleaner.
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Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime
chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased
wear and premature degradation of the leather
surface.
To guard against discoloration, such as from
clothing, provide leather care roughly every
two months.
Mobility
Chrome surfaces
Carefully clean components such as the radia‐
tor grille or door handles with an ample supply
of water, possibly with shampoo added, partic‐
ularly when they have been exposed to road
salt.
Rubber components
Clean light-colored leather more frequently be‐
cause soiling on such surfaces is substantially
more visible.
Aside from water, treat only with rubber
cleansers.
Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and
grease will gradually break down the protective
layer of the leather surface.
When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any
silicon-containing car care products in order to
avoid damage or noises.
Suitable care products are available from the
service center.
Fine wood parts
Upholstery material care
Clean fine wood facing and fine wood compo‐
nents only with a moist rag. Then dry with a
soft cloth.
Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.
If upholstery is very dirty, e.g., with beverage
stains, use a soft sponge or microfiber cloth
with a suitable interior cleaner.
Clean the upholstery down to the seams using
large sweeping motions. Avoid rubbing the
material vigorously.
Damage from Velcro® fasteners
Plastic components
These include:
▷ Imitation leather surfaces.
▷ Roofliner.
▷ Lamp lenses.
▷ Instrument cluster cover.
Open Velcro® fasteners on pants or
other articles of clothing can damage the seat
covers. Ensure that any Velcro® fasteners are
closed.◀
▷ Matt black spray-coated components.
Caring for special components
Do not soak the roofliner.
Light-alloy wheels
▷ Painted parts in the interior.
Clean with a microfiber cloth.
Dampen cloth lightly with water.
No cleansers that contain alcohol or sol‐
vents
When cleaning the vehicle, use only neutral
wheel cleaners having a pH value from 5 to 9.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents or steam
jets above 140 ℉/60 ℃. Follow the manufac‐
turer's instructions.
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or
solvents, such as lacquer thinners, heavy-duty
grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead
to surface damage.◀
Aggressive, acidic or alkaline cleaning agents
can destroy the protective layer of adjacent
components, such as the brake disk.
Safety belts
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
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Chemical cleaning
Keeping out moisture
Do not clean chemically; this can destroy
the webbing.◀
Use only a mild soapy solution, with the safety
belts clipped into their buckles.
Do not allow the reels to retract the safety
belts until they are dry.
Carpets and floor mats
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the pedal area; otherwise, the
function of the pedals could be impeded while
driving and create the risk of an accident.
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved
for the vehicle and can be properly attached to
floor.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fas‐
tened again after they were removed for clean‐
ing, e.g.◀
Floor mats can be removed from the car's inte‐
rior for cleaning.
If the floor carpets are very dirty, clean with a
microfiber cloth and water or a textile cleaner.
To prevent matting of the carpet, rub back and
forth in the direction of travel only.
Sensor/camera lenses
To clean sensors and camera lenses, use a
cloth moistened with a small amount of glass
detergent.
Keep all fluids and moisture away from
the unit; otherwise, electrical components can
be damaged.◀
Avoid pressure
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning
and do not use abrasive materials; otherwise,
damage can result.◀
Clean with a clean, antistatic microfiber cloth.
Long-term
For idle phases that last several weeks, park
the vehicle with a fully charged battery if possi‐
ble. Your service center can advise you on
what to consider when storing the vehicle for
longer than six weeks.
Do not allow the vehicle to sit idle for ex‐
tended periods with a low charging state
Before storing the vehicle for an extended pe‐
riod, check the battery charge indicator to en‐
sure that the high-voltage battery is fully
charged. If necessary, charge the high-voltage
battery by driving the vehicle. Check the
charge level regularly, and if needed recharge
the high-voltage battery by driving the vehicle.
Don't allow battery charge status to drop too
low - it will damage the battery.◀
Note
Follow the instructions for discharging the
high-voltage battery, refer to page 183.
Displays/monitors
Cleaning displays and screens
Do not use any chemical or household
cleaning agents; otherwise, surfaces can be af‐
fected.◀
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This chapter contains the technical data and an
index that will quickly take you to the information
you need.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, countryspecific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your car, e. g., due to
the selected options or country versions. This
also applies to safety-related functions and
systems. The respectively applicable country
provisions must be observed when using the
respective features and systems.
Note
The technical data and specifications in this
Owner's Manual are used as guidance values.
The vehicle-specific data can deviate from this,
for example, due to the selected special equip‐
ment, country version or country-specific
measurement method. Detailed values can be
found in the approval documents, on informa‐
tion signs on the vehicle or can be obtained
from the service center.
The information in the vehicle documents al‐
ways has priority.
Dimensions
The dimensions can vary depending on the
model version, equipment or country-specific
measurement method.
roof racks or spoiler. The heights can deviate,
for example, due to the selected special equip‐
ment, tires, load and chassis version.
The specified heights do not take into account
attached parts, for example, a roof antenna,
BMW ActiveHybrid 5
Width with mirrors
inches/mm
82.8/2,102
Width without mirrors
inches/mm
73.2/1,860
Height
inches/mm
57.6/1,464
Length
inches/mm
193.4/4,913
Wheelbase
inches/mm
116.9/2,968
Smallest turning radius diam.
ft/m
39.7/12,1
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Weights
ActiveHybrid 5
Approved gross vehicle weight
lbs/kg
5,324/2,415
Load
lbs/kg
860/390
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,524/1,145
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,921/1,325
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
220/100
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
13.2/375
Capacities
Fuel tank, approx.
US gal/liters
Notes
18.2 / 69
Fuel quality, refer to
page 198
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Everything from A to Z
Index
A
ABS, Antilock Brake Sys‐
tem 136
ACC, Active Cruise Control
with Stop & Go 141
Accessories and parts 7
Activated-charcoal filter 165
Activate drive readiness 74
Active Blind Spot Detec‐
tion 131
Active Cruise Control with
Stop & Go, ACC 141
ActiveHybrid, system 31
Active Protection 133
Active seat, front 60
Active seat ventilation,
front 61
Adapting to the course of the
road, hybrid system 90
Adaptive brake assistant 136
Adaptive brake lights, refer to
Brake force display 133
Adaptive Light Control 105
Additives, oil 214
Adjustments, seats/head re‐
straints 57
After washing vehicle 234
Airbags 109
Airbags, indicator/warning
light 110
Air circulation, refer to Recir‐
culated-air mode 164
Air, dehumidifying, refer to
Cooling function 164
Air distribution, manual 163
Air flow, automatic climate
control 163
Air outlets, see ventila‐
tion 165
Air pressure, tires 200
242
Alarm system 51
Alarm, unintentional 52
All around the center con‐
sole 16
All around the roofliner 17
All around the steering
wheel 14
All-season tires, refer to Win‐
ter tires 206
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitter 171
Alternative oil types 215
Ambient light 108
Animal detection, see Night
Vision 127
Antifreeze, washer fluid 83
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 136
Anti-slip control, refer to
DSC 136
Approved axle load 241
Approved engine oils, see
Suitable engine oil
types 215
Armrest, refer to Center arm‐
rest 177
Arrival time 99
Ashtray 172
Ashtray, front 172
Ashtray, rear 173
Assistance for the combus‐
tion engine, ASSIST 77
Assistance for the combus‐
tion engine, eBOOST 77
Assistance when driving
off 136
ASSIST, assistance for the
combustion engine 77
Attentiveness assistant 133
AUTO H button 78
AUTO H button, refer to Au‐
tomatic Hold 78
AUTO intensity 163
Automatic car wash 233
Automatic climate con‐
trol 162
Automatic Cruise Control
with Stop & Go 141
Automatic Curb Monitor 66
Automatic deactivation, frontseat passenger airbags 111
Automatic deactivation of the
hybrid system 34
Automatic headlight con‐
trol 105
Automatic Hold 78
Automatic locking 50
Automatic recirculated-air
control 164
Automatic Soft Closing,
doors 44
Automatic transmission, see
Steptronic transmission 83
Automatic trunk lid 45
AUTO program, automatic cli‐
mate control 163
AUTO program, intensity 163
Auto Start/Stop function 75
Auxiliary air conditioning 169
Average fuel consumption 99
Average speed 99
Axle loads, weights 241
B
Backrest curvature, refer to
Lumbar support 59
Backrest, width 59
Band-aids, refer to First aid
kit 228
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Bar for tow-starting/
towing 230
Battery replacement, vehicle
battery 225
Battery replacement, vehicle
remote control 39
Battery, vehicle 225
Belts, safety belts 61
Beverage holder, cu‐
pholder 178
Blinds, sun protection 53
BMW ActiveHybrid 31
BMW Assist, see user's
manual for Navigation, En‐
tertainment and Communi‐
cation
BMW Driver’s Guide App 6
BMW Homepage 6
BMW Internet page 6
BMW maintenance sys‐
tem 218
Bonus range, ECO PRO 192
Bottle holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 178
Brake assistant 136
Brake assistant, adaptive 136
Brake discs, break-in 182
Brake force display 133
Brake lights, adaptive 133
Brake lights, brake force dis‐
play 133
Brake lights, bulb replace‐
ment 223
Brake pads, break-in 182
Braking, hints 185
Breakdown assistance 227
Break-in 182
Brightness of Control Dis‐
play 102
Bulb replacement 220
Bulb replacement, front 221
Bulb replacement, rear 223
Bulbs and lights 220
Button, RES 144
Button, Start/Stop 73
Bypassing, refer to Jumpstarting 228
C
California Proposition 65
Warning 8
Calling up mirror adjust‐
ment 50
Calling up seat adjust‐
ment 50
Calling up steering wheel ad‐
justment 50
Camera lenses, care 236
Camera, rearview cam‐
era 153
Camera, Side View 155
Camera, Top View 157
Can holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 178
Car battery 225
Car care products 234
Care, displays 236
Care, vehicle 234
Cargo 187
Cargo area, storage compart‐
ments 179
Cargo, securing 188
Cargo straps, securing
cargo 188
Car key, refer to Remote con‐
trol 38
Carpet, care 236
Car wash 233
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 184
CBS Condition Based Serv‐
ice 218
CD/Multimedia, see user's
manual for Navigation, En‐
tertainment and Communi‐
cation
Center armrest 177
Center console 16
Central locking system 44
Reference
Central screen, refer to Con‐
trol Display 18
Changes, technical, refer to
Safety 7
Changing parts 220
Changing wheels 225
Changing wheels/tires 205
CHARGE, energy recov‐
ery 77
Charge indicator, high-volt‐
age battery 88
Chassis number, see vehicle
identification number 9
Check Control 90
Checking the engine oil level
electronically 213
Checking the oil level elec‐
tronically 213
Children, seating position 69
Children, transporting
safely 69
Child restraint fixing sys‐
tem 69
Child restraint fixing system
LATCH 70
Child restraint fixing systems,
mounting 69
Child safety locks 72
Child seat, mounting 69
Child seats 69
Chrome parts, care 235
Cigarette lighter 172
Cleaning displays 236
Climate control 162
Climate control laminated
tinted safety glass 184
Climate control wind‐
shield 184
Clock 95
Closing/opening via door
lock 43
Closing/opening with remote
control 41
Closing the trunk lid with notouch activation 48
Clothes hooks 179
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Coasting 76
Combination reel, refer to
Turn signals 80
Combination switch, refer to
Wiper system 81
Combustion engine, start‐
ing 75
COMFORT+ program, Driving
Dynamics Control 140
Comfort Access 47
COMFORT program, Driving
Dynamics Control 139
Compressor 206
Computer, refer to On-board
computer 98
Condensation on win‐
dows 163
Condensation under the vehi‐
cle 186
Condition Based Service
CBS 218
Confirmation signal 50
ConnectedDrive, see user's
manual for Navigation, En‐
tertainment and Communi‐
cation
ConnectedDrive Services
Contact with water, hybrid
system 34
Continued driving with a flat
tire 114, 117
Control Display 18
Control Display, settings 101
Controller 18
Control systems, driving sta‐
bility 136
Convenient opening with the
remote control 41
Coolant 216
Coolant level 216
Coolant temperature 94
Cooling function 164
Cooling, maximum 164
Cooling system 216
Cornering light 105
Corrosion on brake discs 186
244
Cosmetic mirror 172
Courtesy lamps during un‐
locking 41
Courtesy lamps with the vehi‐
cle locked 42
Cruise control 148
Cruise control, active with
Stop & Go 141
Cruise Control, refer to Active
Cruise Control 141
Cruising range 95
Cupholder 178
D
Damage, tires 204
Damping control, dy‐
namic 138
Data, technical 240
Date 95
Daytime running lights 105
Deactivating drive readi‐
ness 75
Defrosting, refer to Windows,
defrosting 163
Dehumidifying, air 164
Deleting personal data 24
Deletion of personal data 24
Destination distance 99
Digital clock 95
Dimensions 240
Dimmable exterior mirrors 67
Dimmable interior rearview
mirror 67
Direction indicator, refer to
Turn signals 80
Display, electronic, instru‐
ment cluster 87
Display in windshield 102
Display lighting, refer to In‐
strument lighting 107
Displays, cleaning 236
Displays, hybrid system 88
Disposal, coolant 217
Disposal, vehicle battery 226
Distance control, refer to
PDC 150
Distance to destination 99
Divided screen view, split
screen 23
Door lock 43
Door lock, refer to Remote
control 38
Doors, Automatic Soft Clos‐
ing 44
DRIVE, driving with combus‐
tion engine 77
Drive-off assistant 136
Drive-off assistant, refer to
DSC 136
Driver assistance, refer to In‐
telligent Safety 118
Drive readiness in detail 74
Drive readiness states 73
Drive readuness, deacti‐
vate 75
Driving Assistant, refer to In‐
telligent Safety 118
Driving Dynamics Con‐
trol 138
Driving instructions, breakin 182
Driving instructions, hybrid
system 182
Driving mode 138
Driving notes, general 184
Driving stability control sys‐
tems 136
Driving tips 184
Driving with combustion en‐
gine, DRIVE 77
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 136
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 137
Dynamic Damping Con‐
trol 138
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 136
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 137
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E
eBOOST, assistance for the
combustion engine 77
ECO PRO 191
ECO PRO, bonus range 192
ECO PRO display 191
ECO PRO driving mode 191
ECO PRO mode 191
ECO PRO Tip - driving in‐
struction 193
eDRIVE, electric driving 76
Electric drive readiness, Si‐
lent Start 74
Electric driving, eDRIVE 76
Electronic displays, instru‐
ment cluster 87
Electronic oil measure‐
ment 213
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to DSC 136
Emergency detection, remote
control 39
Emergency release, fuel filler
flap 197
Emergency Request 227
Emergency start function, en‐
gine start 39
Emergency unlocking, trans‐
mission lock 86
Emergency unlocking, trunk
lid 47
Energy recovery,
CHARGE 77
Engine, automatic stop 75
Engine compartment 211
Engine compartment, work‐
ing in 211
Engine coolant 216
Engine oil 213
Engine oil, adding 214
Engine oil additives 214
Engine oil change 215
Engine oil filler neck 214
Engine oil temperature 94
Engine oil types, alterna‐
tive 215
Engine oil types, ap‐
proved 215
Engine start during malfunc‐
tion 39
Engine start, jump-start‐
ing 228
Engine temperature 94
Entering a car wash 233
Equipment, interior 170
Error displays, see Check
Control 90
ESP Electronic Stability Pro‐
gram, refer to DSC 136
Exchanging wheels/tires 205
Exhaust system 184
Exterior mirror, automatic
dimming feature 67
Exterior mirrors 66
External start 228
External temperature dis‐
play 94
External temperature warn‐
ing 94
Eyes for securing cargo 188
F
Failure message, see Check
Control 90
False alarm, refer to Uninten‐
tional alarm 52
Fan, refer to Air flow 163
Filler neck for engine oil 214
Fine wood, care 235
First aid kit 228
Fitting for towing, see Tow fit‐
ting 231
Flat tire, changing
wheels 225
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 116
Flat tire, Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor TPM 112
Flat tire, warning
lamp 113, 116
Reference
Flooding 185
Floor carpet, care 236
Floor mats, care 236
Fold-out position, wiper 82
Foot brake 185
Front airbags 109
Front-end collision warning
with braking function 121
Front-end collision warning
with City Braking func‐
tion 119
Front fog lights 107
Front fog lights, bulb replace‐
ment 223
Front lights 221
front-seat passenger airbags,
automatic deactivation 111
Front-seat passenger airbags,
indicator lamp 111
FTM Flat Tire Monitor 116
Fuel 198
Fuel consumption, refer to
Average fuel consump‐
tion 99
Fuel filler flap 196
Fuel gauge 94
Fuel lid 196
Fuel quality 198
Fuel recommendation 198
Fuel, tank capacity 241
Functions, hybrid system 31
Fuse 226
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Universal Integrated Remote
Control 170
Gasoline 198
Gear change, Steptronic
transmission 84
Gear shift indicator 96
General driving notes 184
Glare shield 172
Glass sunroof, powered 54
Glove compartment 176
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Gross vehicle weight, ap‐
proved 241
H
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 77
Hand-held transmitter, alter‐
nating code 171
Hazard warning flashers 227
Head airbags 109
Headlight control, auto‐
matic 105
Headlight courtesy delay fea‐
ture 105
Headlight courtesy delay fea‐
ture, remote control 50
Headlight courtesy delay fea‐
ture via remote control 42
Headlight flasher 81
Headlight glass 221
Headlights 221
Headlights, care 234
Headlight washer system 81
Head restraints 57
Head restraints, front 62
Head restraints, rear 64
Head-up Display 102
Head-up Display, care 236
Heavy cargo, stowing 188
Height, vehicle 240
High-beam Assistant 106
High beams 81
High beams/low beams, refer
to High-beam Assistant 106
High-voltage battery, charge
indicator 88
High-voltage battery, dis‐
charge 183
High-voltage system,
safety 34
Hills 186
Hill start assistant, refer to
Drive-off assistant 136
Hints 6
Holder for beverages 178
246
Homepage 6
Hood 211
Horn 14
Hotel function, trunk lid 46
Hot exhaust system 184
HUD Head-up Display 102
Hybrid system, adapting to
the course of the road 90
Hybrid system, at a glance 31
Hybrid system, automatic de‐
activation 34
Hybrid system, contact with
water 34
Hybrid system, displays 88
Hydroplaning 185
I
Ice warning, see External
temperature warning 94
Icy roads, see External tem‐
perature warning 94
Identification marks, tires 202
Identification number, see ve‐
hicle identification num‐
ber 9
iDrive 18
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control 38
Ignition off 73
Ignition on 73
Indication of a flat
tire 113, 116
Indicator and alarm lamps,
see Check Control 90
Indicator lamp, see Check
Control 90
Individual air distribution 163
Individual settings, refer to
Personal Profile 39
Inflation pressure, tires 200
Inflation pressure warning
FTM, tires 116
Info display, refer to OnBoard computer 98
Initialize, Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor TPM 113
Initializing, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 116
Instrument cluster 87
Instrument cluster, electronic
displays 87
Instrument lighting 107
Integrated key 38
Integrated Owner's Manual in
the vehicle 29
Intelligent Emergency Re‐
quest 227
Intelligent Safety 118
Intensity, AUTO pro‐
gram 163
Interior equipment 170
Interior lights 107
Interior lights during unlock‐
ing 41
Interior lights with the vehicle
locked 42
Interior motion sensor 52
Interior rearview mirror, auto‐
matic dimming feature 67
Interior rearview mirror, man‐
ually dimmable 67
Internet page 6
Interval display, service re‐
quirements 95
Interval mode 81
J
Jacking points for the vehicle
jack 225
Joystick, Steptronic transmis‐
sion 84
Jump-starting 228
K
Key/remote control 38
Keyless Go, refer to Comfort
Access 47
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Key Memory, refer to Per‐
sonal Profile 39
Kickdown, Steptronic trans‐
mission 84
Knee airbag 110
L
Lamp replacement 220
Lamp replacement, front 221
Lamp replacement, rear 223
Lane departure warning 130
Lane margin, warning 130
Language on Control Dis‐
play 101
Lashing eyes, securing
cargo 188
LATCH child restraint sys‐
tem 70
Leather, care 234
LED front fog lights, bulb re‐
placement 223
LED headlights, bulb replace‐
ment 223
LED light 223
LEDs, light-emitting di‐
odes 221
Length, vehicle 240
Letters and numbers, enter‐
ing 24
License plate lamp, bulb re‐
placement 223
Light alloy wheels, care 235
Light control 105
Light-emitting diodes,
LEDs 221
Lighter, front 173
Lighter, rear 173
Lighting 104
Lighting, speaker 108
Lights 104
Lights and bulbs 220
Light switch 104
Load 188
Loading 187
Lock, door 43
Locking/unlocking via door
lock 43
Locking/unlocking with re‐
mote control 41
Locking, automatic 50
Locking, settings 50
Locking via trunk lid 45
Lock, power window 53
Locks, doors, and win‐
dows 72
Low beams 104
Low beams, automatic, refer
to High-beam Assistant 106
Lower back support 59
Luggage rack, see Roofmounted luggage rack 188
Lumbar support 59
M
Maintenance 218
Maintenance require‐
ments 218
Maintenance, service require‐
ments 95
Maintenance system,
BMW 218
Make-up mirror 172
Malfunction displays, see
Check Control 90
Manual air distribution 163
Manual air flow 163
Manual brake, refer to Parking
brake 77
Manual mode, Steptronic
transmission 85
Manual operation, door
lock 43
Manual operation, exterior
mirrors 66
Manual operation, fuel filler
flap 197
Manual operation, Park Dis‐
tance Control PDC 151
Manual operation, rearview
camera 153
Reference
Manual operation, Side
View 156
Manual operation, Top
View 157
Marking on approved
tires 205
Marking, run-flat tires 206
Massage seat, front 60
Master key, refer to Remote
control 38
Maximum cooling 164
Maximum speed, display 96
Maximum speed, winter
tires 206
Measure, units of 102
Medical kit 228
Memory for seat, mirrors,
steering wheel 65
Menu in instrument clus‐
ter 98
Menus, operating, iDrive 18
Menus, refer to iDrive operat‐
ing concept 19
Messages, see Check Con‐
trol 90
Microfilter 165
Minimum tread, tires 204
Mirror 66
Mirror memory 65
Mobile communication devi‐
ces in the vehicle 185
Mobility System 206
Modifications, technical, refer
to Safety 7
Moisture in headlight 221
Monitor, refer to Control Dis‐
play 18
Mounting of child restraint
systems 69
Multifunction steering wheel,
buttons 14
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Reference
Everything from A to Z
N
Navigation, see user's manual
for Navigation, Entertain‐
ment and Communication
Neck restraints, front, refer to
Head restraints 62
Neck restraints, rear, refer to
Head restraints 64
Neutral cleaner, see wheel
cleaner 235
New wheels and tires 205
Night Vision 127
Night Vision device, see Night
Vision 127
Nylon rope for tow-starting/
towing 230
O
OBD Onboard Diagnosis 219
OBD, see OBD Onboard Di‐
agnosis 219
Object detection, see Night
Vision 127
Obstacle marking, rearview
camera 154
Octane rating, refer to Rec‐
ommended fuel grade 198
Odometer 94
Office, see user's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment
and Communication
Officially use hybrid sys‐
tem 182
Oil 213
Oil, adding 214
Oil additives 214
Oil change 215
Oil change interval, service
requirements 95
Oil filler neck 214
Oil types, alternative 215
Oil types, approved 215
Old batteries, disposal 226
On-board computer 98
248
Onboard monitor, refer to
Control Display 18
Onboard vehicle tool kit 220
Opening/closing via door
lock 43
Opening and closing 38
Opening and closing, without
remote control 43
Opening and closing, with re‐
mote control 41
Opening the trunk lid with notouch activation 48
Operating concept, iDrive 18
Optional equipment, standard
equipment 6
Outside air, refer to Auto‐
matic recirculated-air con‐
trol 164
Overheating of engine, refer
to Coolant temperature 94
P
Paint, vehicle 234
Parallel parking assistant 158
Park Distance Control
PDC 150
Parked-car ventilation 168
Parked vehicle, condensa‐
tion 186
Parking aid, refer to PDC 150
Parking assistant 158
Parking brake 77
Parking lights 104
Parking with Automatic
Hold 78
Parts and accessories 7
Passenger side mirror, tilting
downward 66
Pathway lines, rearview cam‐
era 154
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol 150
Pedestrian detection, see
Night Vision 127
Pedestrian warning with city
braking function 124
Personal Profile 39
Personal Profile, exporting
profiles 40
Pinch protection system,
glass sunroof 55
Pinch protection system, win‐
dows 53
Plastic, care 235
Power failure 226
Power sunroof, glass 54
Power windows 52
Pressure, tire air pres‐
sure 200
Pressure warning FTM,
tires 116
Profile, refer to Personal Pro‐
file 39
Programmable memory but‐
tons, iDrive 23
Protective function, glass
sunroof 55
Protective function, win‐
dows 53
Push-and-turn switch, refer to
Controller 18
R
Radiator fluid 216
Radio-operated key, refer to
Remote control 38
Radio ready state 73
Radio, see user's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment
and Communication
Rain sensor 81
Rear automatic climate con‐
trol 166
Rear lights 223
Rear socket 174
Rearview camera 152
Rearview mirror 66
Rear window defroster 164
Recirculated-air mode 164
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Recommended fuel
grade 198
Recommended tire
brands 205
Refueling 196
Remaining range 95
Remote control/key 38
Remote control, auxiliary air
conditioning, key 169
Remote control, malfunc‐
tion 42
Remote control, univer‐
sal 170
Replacement fuse 226
Replacing parts 220
Replacing wheels/tires 205
Reporting safety defects 10
RES button 144
RES button, see Active
Cruise Control, ACC 141
RES button, see Cruise con‐
trol 148
Reserve warning, refer to
Range 95
Reset, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 113
Residual cooling 168
Residual heat, automatic cli‐
mate control 165
Retaining straps, securing
cargo 188
Retreaded tires 205
Reversing lamp, bulb replace‐
ment 224
Roadside parking lights 105
Roller sunblinds 53
RON recommended fuel
grade 198
Roofliner 17
Roof load capacity 241
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 188
Rope for tow-starting/
towing 230
RSC Run Flat System Com‐
ponent, refer to Run-flat
tires 206
Rubber components,
care 235
Run-flat tires 206
S
Safe braking 185
Safety 7
Safety belt reminder for driv‐
er's seat and front passen‐
ger seat 62
Safety belts 61
Safety belts, care 235
Safety of the high-voltage
system 34
Safety Package, refer to Ac‐
tive Protection 133
Safety switch, windows 53
Safety systems, airbags 109
Saving fuel 190
Screen, refer to Control Dis‐
play 18
Screwdriver, see Onboard ve‐
hicle tool kit 220
Screw thread, refer to Screw
thread for tow fitting, screw
thread for tow fitting 231
Sealant 206
Seat belts, refer to Safety
belts 61
Seat heating, front 60
Seat heating, rear 60
Seating position for chil‐
dren 69
Seat, mirror, and steering
wheel memory 65
Seats 57
Seat ventilation, front 61
Selection list in instrument
cluster 98
Selector lever, Steptronic
transmission 84
Sensors, care 236
Reference
Service and warranty 8
Service requirements, Condi‐
tion Based Service
CBS 218
Service requirements, dis‐
play 95
Services, ConnectedDrive
SET button, see Active
Cruise Control, ACC 141
SET button, see Cruise con‐
trol 148
Settings, locking/unlock‐
ing 50
Settings on Control Dis‐
play 101
Settings, storing for seat, mir‐
rors, steering wheel 65
Shift paddles on the steering
wheel 85
Shoulder support 60
Side airbags 109
Side View 155
Signaling, horn 14
Signals when unlocking 50
Silent Start, electric drive
readiness 74
Sitting safely 57
Size 240
Slide/tilt glass roof 54
Smallest turning radius 240
Smoker's package 172
Snow chains 210
Socket 173
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐
nostics 219
SOS button 227
Spare fuse 226
Speaker lighting 108
Specified engine oil
types 215
Speed, average 99
Speed limit detection, onboard computer 99
Speed limiter, display 96
Speed Limit Information 96
Speed warning 100
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Reference
Everything from A to Z
Split screen 23
SPORT+ - program, Dynamic
Driving Control 139
Sport displays, torque dis‐
play, performance dis‐
play 100
SPORT program, driving dy‐
namics 139
Sport program, transmis‐
sion 85
Stability control systems 136
Standing air conditioning, re‐
mote control 50
Start/Stop button 73
Start function during malfunc‐
tion 39
Starting the combustion en‐
gine 75
Status control display,
tires 113
Status information, iDrive 22
Status of Owner's Manual 7
Steering wheel, adjusting 67
Steering wheel heating 68
Steering wheel memory 65
Steptronic transmission 83
Storage compartment, re‐
mote control 179
Storage compartments 176
Storage compartments, loca‐
tions 176
Storage, tires 206
Storing the vehicle 236
Suitable engine oils 215
Summer tires, tread 204
Sun visor 172
Supplementary text mes‐
sage 93
Surround View 152
Suspension settings 138
Switch for Dynamic Driving
Control 138
Switch-on times, parked-car
ventilation 168
Switch, refer to Cockpit 14
Symbols 6
250
Symbols in the status field 22
SYNC program, automatic cli‐
mate control 164
T
Tachometer 94
Tail and brake lights 223
Tail lights 223
Tail lights, bulb replace‐
ment 223
Technical changes, refer to
Safety 7
Technical data 240
Telephone, see user's manual
for Navigation, Entertain‐
ment and Communication
Temperature, automatic cli‐
mate control 163
Temperature display for ex‐
ternal temperature 94
Temperature, engine oil 94
Terminal, starting aid 229
Text message, supplemen‐
tary 93
Theft alarm system, refer to
Alarm system 51
Thermal camera, see Night
Vision 127
Thigh support 59
Tilt alarm sensor 52
Time of arrival 99
Tire damage 204
Tire identification marks 202
Tire inflation pressure 200
Tire inflation pressure moni‐
tor, refer to FTM 116
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 112
Tires, changing 205
Tire sealant 206
Tires, everything on wheels
and tires 200
Tires, run-flat tires 206
Tire tread 204
Tone, see user's manual for
Navigation, Entertainment
and Communication
Tool 220
Top View 156
Total vehicle weight 241
Touchpad 21
Tow fitting 231
Towing 230
Tow lug, see Tow fitting 231
Tow-starting 230
TPM Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor 112
Traction control 137
TRACTION, driving dynam‐
ics 137
Transmission lock, electronic
unlocking 86
Transmission, see Steptronic
transmission 83
Transporting children
safely 69
Tread, tires 204
Trip computer 99
Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 80
Trip odometer 94
Trunk lid, automatic 45
Trunk lid closing 45
Trunk lid, closing with notouch activation 48
Trunk lid, emergency unlock‐
ing 47
Trunk lid, hotel function 46
Trunk lid opening 44
Trunk lid, opening with notouch activation 48
Trunk lid via remote con‐
trol 42
Turning circle 240
Turning circle lines, rearview
camera 154
Turn signals, operation 80
Turn signals, rear, bulb re‐
placement 223
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Unintentional alarm 52
Units of measure 102
Universal remote control 170
Unlock button, Steptronic
transmission 84
Unlocking/locking via door
lock 43
Unlocking/locking with re‐
mote control 41
Unlocking, settings 50
Updates made after the edito‐
rial deadline 7
Upholstery care 235
USB interface 175
V
Vanity mirror 172
Vehicle battery 225
Vehicle battery, replac‐
ing 225
Vehicle, break-in 182
Vehicle care 234
Vehicle features and op‐
tions 6
Vehicle identification num‐
ber 9
Vehicle jack 225
Vehicle paint 234
Vehicle storage 236
Vehicle wash 233
Ventilation 165
Venting, see ventilation 165
Vent, see ventilation 165
VIN, see vehicle identification
number 9
Voice activation system 26
W
Warning and indicator lamps,
see Check Control 90
Warning displays, see Check
Control 90
Warning messages, see
Check Control 90
Warning triangle 228
Warranty 7
Washer fluid 83
Washer nozzles, wind‐
shield 82
Washer system 81
Washing, vehicle 233
Water, hybrid system 34
Water on roads 185
Weights 241
Welcome lamps during un‐
locking 41
Welcome lights 104
What to do after an acci‐
dent 231
Wheel base, vehicle 240
Wheel cleaner 235
Wheels, changing 205
Wheels, everything on wheels
and tires 200
Wheels, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 116
Wheels, Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor TPM 112
Width, vehicle 240
Window defroster, rear 164
Windows, powered 52
Windshield, climate con‐
trol 184
Windshield washer fluid 83
Windshield washer noz‐
zles 82
Windshield washer sys‐
tem 81
Windshield wiper 81
Winter storage, care 236
Winter tires, suitable
tires 206
Winter tires, tread 204
Wiper 81
Wiper blades, replacing 220
Wiper fluid 83
Wiper, fold-out position 82
Wiper system 81
Reference
Wood, care 235
Word match concept, naviga‐
tion 24
Working on the hybrid sys‐
tem 34
Wrench, see Onboard vehicle
tool kit 220
X
Xenon headlights, bulb re‐
placement 221
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