BMW X5 DVD Video System II Owner`s manual

Contents
Owner's Manual for
Vehicle
A-Z
The Ultimate Driving
Machine
THE BMW X5.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
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X5 xDrive35i
X5 xDrive50i
X5 xDrive35d
X6 xDrive35i
X6 xDrive50i
X5 M
X6 M
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.
It contains 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.
Please also note the additional items of onboard literature, for in‐
stance the BMW X5 M / BMW X6 M Supplementary Owner's
Manual.
We wish you a safe and enjoyable drive.
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Contents
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to
page 324.
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Cockpit
iDrive
Voice activation system
Controls
30
48
60
66
77
88
93
103
109
127
135
143
230
242
251
253
Telephone
Office
Contacts
ConnectedDrive
Mobility
At a glance
12
18
25
Communication
Opening and closing
Adjusting
Transporting children safely
Driving
Displays
Lamps
Safety
Driving stability control systems
Driving comfort
Climate
Interior equipment
Storage compartments
262
264
269
281
286
288
300
305
Refueling
Fuel
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Maintenance
Replacing components
Breakdown assistance
Care
Reference
312 Technical data
316 Short commands for voice activation
system
324 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
152 Things to remember when driving
Navigation
162
164
173
181
Navigation system
Destination entry
Destination guidance
What to do if...
Entertainment
184
186
194
215
Tone
Radio
CD/multimedia
DVD system in rear
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Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
The fastest way to find information on a partic‐
ular topic is by using the index.
scribes and depicts equipment that may not be
contained in your vehicle because of the se‐
lected special equipment or country version, for
example.
An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in
the first chapter.
This also applies to safety-related functions and
systems.
Additional sources of information
Should you have any questions, your service
center will be glad to advise you at any time.
Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is
available on the Internet: bmwusa.com
Symbols
Indicates precautions that must be followed
precisely in order to avoid the possibility of per‐
sonal injury and serious damage to the vehicle.
◄ Marks the end of a specific item of informa‐
tion.
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to se‐
lect individual functions.
›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice ac‐
tivation system.
››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the
voice activation system.
Refers to measures that can be taken to help
protect the environment.
For options and equipment not described in this
Owner's Manual, please refer to the Supple‐
mentary Owner's Manuals.
On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls are
arranged differently than shown in the illustra‐
tions.
Status of this Owner's Manual
at time of printing
The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a pol‐
icy of constant development that is conceived
to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody
the highest quality and safety standards. In rare
cases, therefore, the features described in this
Owner's Manual may differ from those in your
vehicle.
Updates made after the editorial
deadline
Any updates made after the editorial deadline for
the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐
dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the rele‐
vant section of this Owner's Manual for infor‐
mation on a particular part or assembly.
Vehicle equipment
This Owner's Manual describes all models, all
series equipment, as well as country-specific
and special equipment offered in the model ser‐
ies.Therefore, this Owner's Manual also de‐
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For your own safety
Maintenance and repairs
Advanced technology, e.g., the use of modern
materials and high-performance electronics, re‐
quires suitable maintenance and repair meth‐
ods.
Therefore, have this work performed only by a
BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐
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ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐
ately trained personnel.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.
Parts and accessories
For your own safety, use genuine parts and ac‐
cessories approved by BMW. When you pur‐
chase accessories tested and approved by
BMW and Genuine BMW Parts, you simultane‐
ously acquire the assurance that they have been
thoroughly tested by BMW to ensure optimum
performance when installed on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free from de‐
fects in material and workmanship. BMW will not
accept any liability for damage resulting from in‐
stallation of parts and accessories not approved
by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made
by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used
on a BMW safely and without risk to either the
vehicle, its operation, or its occupants. Genuine
BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other prod‐
ucts approved by BMW, together with profes‐
sional advice on using these items, are available
from all BMW centers. Installation and operation
of non-BMW approved accessories such as
alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
wheels, suspension components, brake dust
shields, telephones, including operation of any
mobile phone from within the vehicle without
using an externally mounted antenna, or trans‐
ceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkietalkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may
cause extensive damage to the vehicle, com‐
promise its safety, interfere with the vehicle's
electrical system or affect the validity of the
BMW Limited Warranty. See your BMW center
for additional information. Maintenance, re‐
placement, or repair of the emission control de‐
vices and systems may be performed by any au‐
tomotive repair establishment or individual
using any certified automotive part.
California Proposition 65 Warning
California laws require us to state the following
warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile
components and parts, including components
found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, con‐
tain or emit chemicals known to the State of Cal‐
ifornia to cause cancer and birth defects and re‐
productive harm. In addition, certain fluids
contained in vehicles and certain products of
component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your
hands after handling. Used engine oil contains
chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory
animals. Always protect your skin by washing
thoroughly with soap and water.
Service and warranty
We recommend that you read this publication
thoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the fol‐
lowing warranties:
▷ New Vehicle Limited Warranty
▷ Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
▷ Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty
▷ Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
▷ California Emission Control System Limited
Warranty
Detailed information about these warranties is
listed in the Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and
designed to meet the particular operating con‐
ditions and homologation requirements in your
country and continental region in order to deliver
the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is op‐
erated under those conditions. If you wish to op‐
erate your vehicle in another country or region,
you may be required to adapt your vehicle to
meet different prevailing operating conditions
and homologation requirements. You should
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also be aware of any applicable warranty limita‐
tions or exclusions for such country or region. In
such case, please contact Customer Relations
for further information.
Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the road
safety, operational reliability and the New Vehi‐
cle Limited Warranty.
Specifications for required maintenance meas‐
ures:
▷ BMW Maintenance system
▷ Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle
Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safe‐
rcar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.
You can also obtain other information about mo‐
tor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov
For Canadian customers
Canadian customers who wish to report a
safety- related defect to Transport Canada, De‐
fect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone
the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can
also obtain other information about motor vehi‐
cle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.
▷ Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
If the vehicle is not maintained according to
these specifications, this could result in serious
damage to the vehicle. Such damage is not cov‐
ered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited War‐
ranty.
Reporting safety defects
For US customers
The following only applies to vehicles owned
and operated in the US.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect
which could cause a crash or could cause injury
or death, you should immediately inform the Na‐
tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North
America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New
Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone
1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may
open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order
a recall and remedy campaign.
However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer,
or BMW of North America, LLC.
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At a glance
These overviews of buttons, switches and
displays are intended to familiarize you with your
vehicle. You will also become quickly acquainted
with the available control concepts and options.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Cockpit
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
All around the steering wheel
1
Rear window safety switch 44
2
Power windows 43
3
Exterior mirror operation 57
4
Lamps
12
Instrument lighting 92
Front fog lamps 91
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Parking lamps 88
Windshield wipers 72
Low beams 88
Rain sensor 72
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 89
BMW X5: rear window wip‐
ers 73
Adaptive light control 89
High-beam Assistant 90
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6
At a glance
Head-up Display 125
Steering column stalk, left
10
Start/stop the engine and switch
the ignition on/off 66
11 Ignition lock 66
12 Steering wheel buttons, right
Change the radio station
Turn signal 71
Stopping a traffic announcement
Select a music track
High beams, head‐
lamp flasher 90
Scrolling through the redial list
Next entertainment source
High-beam Assistant 90
Recirculated-air mode 130
Roadside parking lamps 90
Steering wheel heating 59
Computer 79
Lane departure warning 100
Settings and information about the
vehicle 77
7
BMW X6: shifting up or down with automatic
transmission 74
8
Instrument cluster 14
9
Steering column stalk, right
13 Horn, the entire surface
14
15 Cruise control lever
Cruise control 116
Active cruise control 109
16 Steering wheel buttons, left
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At a glance
Cockpit
Telephone 230
17 Releasing the hood 282
Volume
Activate/deactivate the voice acti‐
vation system 25
Instrument cluster
1
Turn signal indicator lamp
▷ Indicator/warning lamps 15
2
Speedometer
▷ Cruise control 116
3
Indicator/warning lamps 15
▷ Active Cruise Control 109
4
Active Cruise Control 109
5
Tachometer 78
▷ BMW X5: reserve display for diesel ex‐
haust fluid 265
6
BMW X5: current fuel consumption 78
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8
Display for
BMW X6: engine oil temperature 78 or
current fuel consumption 78
▷ Automatic transmission position 74
Display for
▷ Computer 79
▷ Clock 77
▷ Date of next scheduled service, and re‐
maining distance to be driven 81
▷ External temperature 77
14
▷ HDC Hill Descent Control 106
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▷ Odometer and trip odometer 77
▷ Adaptive Drive: sport chassis and sus‐
pension tuning 107
▷ High-beam Assistant 90
▷
Check Control message
present 83
At a glance
9
Fuel gauge 79
10 Resetting the trip odometer 77
Viewing service requirement display 78
Indicator/warning lamps
The concept
In urgent cases, this information will be shown
as soon as the corresponding lamp comes on.
Indicator lamps without text messages
The following indicator lamps notify you that
certain functions are active:
Symbol Function or system
Parking brake set, refer to
page 68
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
functioning when the engine is started or the ig‐
nition is switched on, and light up briefly.
Text messages
Text messages at the upper edge of the Control
Display explain the meaning of the displayed in‐
dicator and warning lamps.
Supplementary text messages
You can call up more information, e.g., on the
cause of a malfunction and on how to respond,
via Check Control, refer to page 83.
Canada: parking brake set, refer to
page 68.
High beams/headlamp flasher, refer
to page 90
Front fog lamps, refer to page 91
Lamp flashes:
DSC or DTC controls the drive and
braking forces for maintaining vehi‐
cle stability, refer to page 103
Engine malfunction with adverse ef‐
fect on emissions, refer to
page 287
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At a glance
Cockpit
All around the center console
1
Headliner 17
2
Control Display 19
3
7
Open the tailgate 36 38
Hazard warning system 300
Active seat 53
Central locking system 35
Park Distance Control PDC 117
Top View 122
4
Opening glove compartment 143
Backup camera 120
5
Automatic climate control with 2-zone con‐
trol 128
HDC Hill Descent Control 104
Automatic climate control with 4-zone con‐
trol 132
6
Radio and CD/DVD drive 186
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DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 103
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9
10
At a glance
Parking brake 68
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 104
11 Adaptive Drive 107
Side View 124
12 Selector lever for automatic transmis‐
sion 74
Controller with buttons 18
Automatic Hold 69
All around the headliner
1
Emergency Request 300
4
Reading lamps 92
2
Glass sunroof 45 46
5
Interior lamps 92
3
Indicator lamp for the front pas‐
senger airbags 95
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At a glance
iDrive
iDrive
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Using the iDrive during a trip
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
The concept
The iDrive combines the functions of a multitude
of switches. Thus, these functions can be oper‐
ated from a central location.
Controls at a glance
Controls
1
Control Display
18
2
Controller with buttons
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iDrive
The buttons can be used to open the menus
directly. The controller can be used to select
menu items and create the settings.
The buttons can be used to open the menus
directly. The controller can be used to select
menu items and create the settings.
Buttons on controller
At a glance
▷ Move in four directions, arrow 3
▷ Turn, arrow 4
▷ Push, arrow 5
2. "Switch off control display"
Press the button Function
MENU
Opens the main menu.
RADIO
Opens the Radio menu.
CD
Opens the CD/Multimedia
menu.
NAV
Opens the Navigation
menu.
TEL
Opens the Telephone
menu.
BACK
Displays the previous
panel.
OPTION
Opens the Options menu.
Switching on
Press the controller again to switch the screen
back on.
Operating concept
Opening the main menu
Control Display
Press the button.
Notes
▷ To clean the Control Display, follow the care
instructions, refer to page 308.
▷ Do not place objects close to the Control
Display; otherwise, the Control Display can
be damaged.
Switching off
1.
Press the button.
The main menu is displayed.
All iDrive functions can be called up via the main
menu.
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At a glance
iDrive
Selecting menu items
Menu items shown in white can be selected.
1. Turn the controller until the desired menu
item is highlighted.
White arrows pointing to the left or right indicate
that additional panels can be opened.
View of an opened menu
2. Press the controller.
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.
The current panel is closed and the previous
panel is displayed.
When a menu is opened, it generally opens with
the panel that was last selected in that menu. To
display the first panel of a menu:
▷ Move the controller to the left repeatedly
until the first panel is displayed.
▷ Press the menu button on the controller
twice.
Opening the Options menu
Press the button.
The "Options" menu is displayed.
The previous panel is opened again by
pressing the BACK button. In this case, the
current panel is not closed.
▷ Move the controller to the right.
A new panel is opened on top of the previous
display.
Additional options: move the controller to the
right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is dis‐
played.
Options menu
The "Options" menu consists of various areas:
▷ Screen settings, e.g., "Switch off control
display".
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iDrive
At a glance
▷ Control options for the selected main menu,
e.g., for "Radio".
Example: setting the clock
▷ If applicable, further operating options for
the selected menu, for instance "Store
station".
Setting the clock
Changing settings
2. Turn the controller until "Settings" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
1. Select a field.
1.
Press the button. The main menu is
displayed.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is displayed.
3. If necessary, move the controller to the left
to display "Time/Date".
3. Press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
Activating/deactivating the functions
Several menu items are preceded by a check‐
box. It indicates whether the function is acti‐
vated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item
activates or deactivates the function.
The function is activated.
The function is deactivated.
5. Turn the controller until "Time:" is high‐
lighted, and then press the controller.
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iDrive
6. Turn the controller to set the hours and
press the controller.
Symbol Meaning
Roaming is active.
7. Turn the controller to set the minutes and
press the controller.
Text message, e-mail was received.
Check the SIM card.
Status information
SIM card is blocked.
Status field
SIM card is missing.
The following information is displayed in the sta‐
tus field at the top right:
Enter the PIN.
▷ Time.
Entertainment symbols
▷ Current entertainment source.
▷ Sound output, on/off.
▷ Wireless network reception strength.
▷ Telephone status.
▷ Traffic bulletin reception.
Symbol
Meaning
CD/DVD player.
Music collection.
Gracenote® database.
Status field symbols
AUX-IN port.
The symbols are grouped into various catego‐
ries.
USB audio interface.
Mobile phone audio interface.
Radio symbols
Symbol
Additional symbols
Meaning
HD Radio™ is switched on.
Satellite radio is switched on.
Telephone symbols
Symbol Meaning
Spoken instructions are switched off.
Request of the current vehicle posi‐
tion.
Symbol Meaning
Incoming or outgoing call.
Missed call.
General information
Wireless network reception strength
Symbol flashes: searching for net‐
work.
Additional information can be displayed on the
right side of the split screen, e.g., information
from the computer.
Wireless network is not available.
In the divided screen view, the so-called split
screen, this information remains visible even
when you change to another menu.
Bluetooth is switched on.
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Split screen
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Switching the split screen on and off
1.
Press the button.
2. "Split screen"
Selecting the display
1.
Press the button.
2. "Split screen"
3. Move the controller until the split screen is
selected.
4. Press the controller or select "Split screen
content".
At a glance
Running a function
Press the button.
The function will run immediately. This
means, for example, that the number is dialed
when a phone number is selected.
Displaying the button assignment
Use a finger to touch the buttons. Do not wear
gloves or use objects.
The key assignment is displayed at the top edge
of the screen.
5. Select the desired menu item.
▷ To display short information: touch the but‐
ton.
▷ To display detailed information: touch the
button for an extended period.
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 entry points into the
menu.
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Saving a function
1. Highlight the function via the iDrive.
2.
Press the desired button for more
than two seconds.
Entering letters and numbers
1. Turn the controller: select letters or num‐
bers.
2. Select additional letters or numbers if
needed.
3. "OK": confirm the entry.
Symbol Function
Press the controller: delete the letter
or number.
Press the controller for an extended
period: delete all letters or numbers.
Enter a blank space.
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iDrive
Switching between letters and
numbers
Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐
tween entering letters and numbers.
Symbol
Function
Enter the letters.
Enter the numbers.
Switching between upper and lower
case letters
Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐
tween entering uppercase and lowercase let‐
ters.
Symbol
Function
Move the controller forward:
switch from upper to lower case
letters.
Move the controller forward:
switch from lower to upper case
letters.
Entry comparison
Entry of names and addresses: the selection is
narrowed down every time a letter is entered and
letters may be added automatically.
The entries are continuously compared to the
data stored in the vehicle.
▷ Only those letters are offered during the en‐
try for which data is available.
▷ Destination search: town/city names can be
entered using the spelling of language avail‐
able on the Control Display.
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Voice activation system
At a glance
Voice activation system
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. Wait for the signal.
3. Say the command.
The command appears on the Control Dis‐
play.
The concept
The symbol on the Control Display indicates
that the voice activation system is active.
▷ Most functions that are displayed on the
Control Display can be operated with the
voice activation system using spoken com‐
mands. The system prompts you to make
your entries.
If no other commands are available, operate the
function via iDrive in this case.
Terminating the voice activation
system
▷ Functions that can only be used when the
vehicle is stationary cannot be operated us‐
ing the voice activation system.
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or ›Cancel‹.
▷ The system uses a special microphone lo‐
cated in the area of the interior rearview mir‐
ror.
Possible commands
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions in the Owner's
Manual to use with the voice activation sys‐
tem.
Requirements
Via the Control Display, set a language that is
also supported by the voice activation system
so that the spoken commands can be identified.
Set the language, refer to page 86.
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.
The functions of the main menu have short com‐
mands.
Some list items, such as the phone book entries,
can also be selected via the voice activation sys‐
tem. Say the list items exactly as they are dis‐
played on the list.
Having possible commands read aloud
You can have the system read possible com‐
mands aloud: ›Voice commands‹.
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At a glance
Voice activation system
For example, if the "Settings" menu is displayed,
the commands for the settings are read out loud.
On the Control Display:
Executing functions using short
commands
2. "Language/Units"
Functions on the main menu can be performed
directly by means of short commands, usually
irrespective of which menu item is currently se‐
lected, for instance ›Vehicle status‹.
4. Select the setting.
1. "Settings"
3. "Speech mode:"
List of short commands of the voice activation
system, refer to page 316.
Help dialog for the voice activation
system
Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹
Additional commands for the help dialog:
▷ ›Help with examples‹: information about the
current operating options and the most im‐
portant commands for them are announced.
▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information
about the principle of operation for the voice
activation system is announced.
Example: playing back a CD
1. Switch on the Entertainment sound output
if necessary.
2.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
3. ›C D and multimedia‹
The medium last played is played back.
4. ›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 4.
Adjusting the volume
Turn the volume knob while giving an instruction
until the desired volume is set.
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Notes on Emergency
Requests
Do not use the voice activation system to initiate
an Emergency Request. In stressful situations,
the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can
unnecessarily delay the establishment of a tel‐
ephone connection.
Instead, use the SOS button, refer to
page 300, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
Setting the voice dialog
You can set whether the system should use the
standard dialog or a shorter version.
In the shorter variant of the voice dialog, the an‐
nouncements from the system are issued in an
abbreviated form.
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Environmental conditions
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
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At a glance
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the voice activation system.
▷ Keep doors, windows and /panoramic glass
sunroof closed to prevent noise interfer‐
ence.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
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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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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
The settings called up and implemented when
the vehicle is unlocked depend on which remote
control is used to unlock the vehicle, refer to
Personal Profile.
In addition, information about service require‐
ments is stored in the remote control, Service
data in the remote control, refer to page 286.
Integrated key
Remote control/key
Buttons on the remote control
Press button 1 and pull out the key.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
▷ Driver's door, refer to page 34.
1
Unlocking
2
Locking
3
Opening tailgate
▷ Cargo floor cover in cargo area, refer to
page 146.
New remote controls
You can obtain new remote controls from your
service center.
General information
The vehicle is supplied with two remote controls
with keys.
Each remote control contains a rechargeable
battery that is automatically recharged when it
is in the ignition lock while the car is being driven.
Use each remote control at least twice a year for
longer road trips in order to maintain the batter‐
ies' charge status.
In vehicles equipped with Comfort Access, the
remote control contains a replaceable battery,
refer to page 42.
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Loss of the remote controls
Lost remote controls can be blocked by your
service center.
Personal Profile
The concept
You can set several of your vehicle's functions
to suit your personal needs and preferences.
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▷ The settings are automatically saved in the
profile currently activated in the remote con‐
trol.
▷ Show visual warning for Top View, refer to
page 122.
▷ The remote control used is detected when
the vehicle is unlocked and the stored profile
is called up.
▷ Backup camera:
▷ Your personal settings will be recognized
and called up again even if the vehicle has
been used in the meantime by someone else
with another remote control.
The individual settings are stored for a maximum
of four remote controls. They are stored for two
remote controls if Comfort Access is in use.
Personal Profile settings
The following functions and settings can be
stored in a profile.
More information on the settings can be found
under:
▷ Assigning the programmable memory but‐
tons, refer to page 23.
▷ Response of the central locking system
when the car is being unlocked, refer to
page 32.
▷ Show Side View, refer to page 124.
▷ Function selection, refer to page 120.
▷ Type of display, refer to page 122.
▷ Lane departure warning: last setting, on/off,
refer to page 100.
▷ Head-up Display: selection, brightness and
position of the display, refer to page 125.
▷ Adaptive Drive: selected chassis and sus‐
pension tuning, refer to page 107.
▷ Light settings:
▷ Triple turn signal activation, refer to
page 71.
▷ Welcome lamps, refer to page 88.
▷ Headlamp courtesy delay feature, refer
to page 89.
▷ Daytime running lights, refer to
page 89.
▷ High-beam Assistant, refer to
page 90.
▷ Automatic locking of the vehicle, refer to
page 35.
▷ Automatic climate control with 2-zone con‐
trol: settings, refer to page 128.
▷ Driver's seat, exterior mirror and steering
wheel positions, refer to page 56.
▷ Voice activation, refer to page 175.
▷ Settings for the display on the Control Dis‐
play and in the instrument cluster:
▷ 12h/24h clock format, refer to
page 85.
▷ Date format, refer to page 86.
▷ Brightness of the Control Display, refer
to page 86.
▷ Language on the Control Display, refer
to page 86.
▷ Units of measure for fuel consumption,
distance covered/remaining distances,
and temperature, refer to page 86.
▷ Navigation:
▷ Route criteria, refer to page 173.
▷ Map view settings, refer to page 177.
▷ Entertainment:
▷ Tone control, refer to page 184.
▷ Radio, stored stations, refer to
page 192.
▷ CD/multimedia, audio source listened to
last, refer to page 194.
▷ Telephone: volume, refer to page 234.
▷ Show visual warning for the Park Distance
Control PDC, refer to page 119.
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Central locking system
The concept
The central locking system becomes active
when the driver's door is closed.
Opening and closing: from the
outside
Using the remote control
The system simultaneously engages and re‐
leases the locks on the following:
General information
▷ Doors.
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.◀
▷ Tailgate.
▷ Fuel filler flap.
Operating from the outside
▷ Via the remote control.
▷ Via the door lock.
▷ In cars with Comfort Access, via the door
handles.
The following takes place simultaneously when
locking/unlocking the vehicle via the remote
control:
▷ The welcome lamps, interior lamps and
courtesy lamps are switched on and off.
▷ The alarm system is armed or disarmed, re‐
fer to page 42.
Take the remote control with you
Unlocking
Press the button. The vehicle is unlocked.
The welcome lamps, interior lamps, and cour‐
tesy lamps are switched on.
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. "Unlock button:"
Operating from the inside
Via the button for the central locking system, re‐
fer to page 35.
If the vehicle is locked from the inside, the fuel
filler flap remains unlocked.
If an accident of a certain severity occurs, the
central locking system unlocks automatically.
The hazard warning system and interior lamps
come on.
4. Select the desired function:
▷ "All doors"
The entire vehicle is unlocked.
▷ "Driver's door only"
Only the driver's door and the fuel
filler flap are unlocked. Pressing again
unlocks the entire vehicle.
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Convenient opening
Press and hold the button on the remote
control.
The windows and the glass sunroof/panoramic
glass sunroof open.
Locking
Controls
Before and after each trip, check that the tailgate
has not been inadvertently unlocked.
Provide edge protection
Sharp or angular objects can hit the rear
window while driving and damage the heating
wires of the rear window. Provide edge protec‐
tion.◀
Press the button on the remote control.
Locking from the outside
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
Confirmation signals from the vehicle
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. "Flash when lock/unlock"
Switching on the interior lamps and
courtesy lamps
Press the button on the remote control
with the vehicle locked.
Panic mode
You can trigger the alarm system if you find
yourself in a dangerous situation.
Press the button on the remote control for at
least 3 seconds.
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Unlocking tailgate
Press the button on the remote control for
approx. 1 second and release.
The tailgate will open slightly, regardless of
whether it was previously locked or unlocked.
With automatic tailgate operation: the tailgate
opens automatically.
The tailgate pivots back and up when it opens.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
To avoid locking yourself out of the vehicle, do
not place the remote control into the cargo area.
The tailgate is locked again as soon as it is
pushed closed.
Retrieving the seat, mirror, and
steering wheel settings
The driver's seat, exterior mirror, and steering
wheel positions selected last are stored for the
currently used remote control.
When the vehicle is being unlocked, these po‐
sitions are automatically retrieved if the setting
is 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.
Failure to do so could cause injury to persons or
damage to objects behind the seat as a result of
a rearward movement of the seat.◀
The adjustment procedure is interrupted:
▷ When a seat position switch is pressed.
▷ When a button of the seat and mirror mem‐
ory is pressed.
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Selecting automatic activation
1. "Settings"
2. "Door locks"
3. "Last seat position auto."
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
▷ this device must accept any interference re‐
ceived, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
Using the door lock
General information
Locking from the outside
Malfunctions
Local radio waves may interfere with the remote
control.
Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if
there are people in it, as the vehicle cannot be
unlocked from inside without special knowl‐
edge.◀
In this case, unlock and lock the car at the door
lock with the integrated key.
If the car can no longer be locked with a remote
control, the battery in the remote control is dis‐
charged. Use the remote control during an ex‐
tended drive in order to recharge the battery,
refer to page 30. The remote control for Comfort
Access contains a battery that may need to be
replaced, refer to page 42.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
When unlocking:
1. Turning the key once unlocks the driver's
door and the fuel filler flap.
2. Turning the key a second time unlocks the
remaining doors and the tailgate.
Manual operation
LX8766S
If an electrical malfunction occurs, unlock or lock
the driver's door using the integrated key in the
door lock.
LX8766E
LX8CAS
LX8CAS2
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
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Opening and closing: from the
inside
Unlocking and opening
▷
Locking and unlocking
Press the button in the vehicle.
The doors and the tailgate are locked or un‐
locked when the front doors are closed, but they
are not secured against theft.
Press the button. The doors are un‐
locked. To open, pull the door han‐
dle above the armrest.
▷ Pull the door handle above the armrest
twice: the door is unlocked the first time and
opened the second time.
Locking
The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
▷
Automatic locking
▷ Press the lock button of a door. To prevent
you from being locked out, the opened driv‐
er's door cannot be locked using the lock
button.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Settings"
Press the button. The doors are
locked.
Take the remote control with you
2. "Door locks"
3. Select the desired function:
▷ "Lock if no door is opened"
The vehicle locks automatically after a
short period of time if a door is not
opened.
▷ "Lock after start. to drive"
The vehicle locks automatically after
you drive away.
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.◀
Doors
Automatic soft closing
To close the doors, push lightly. It is closed au‐
tomatically.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
doors is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
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BMW X5: upper tailgate
Opening manually
In case of an electrical malfunction:
Opening
The tailgate pivots back and up when it opens.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
1. From the cargo area, press out the handle in
the tailgate, refer to arrow, with a screw‐
driver and pull. The tailgate is unlocked.
Provide edge protection
Sharp or angular objects can hit the rear
window while driving and damage the heating
wires of the rear window. Provide edge protec‐
tion.◀
Opening from the inside
2. Open the tailgate from the outside and press
in the handle.
The tailgate is locked again as soon as it is
closed.
Closing
Press the button. The tailgate opens somewhat
unless it has been locked.
Opening from the outside
Recessed grips on the inside trim of the tailgate
can be used to conveniently pull down the tail‐
gate.
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the tail‐
gate is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Press the button, see arrow, or the
button
of the remote control for approx. 1 second. The
tailgate opens slightly. It can be swung upward.
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Automatic soft closing
To close the tailgate fully, press down lightly
only. It is closed automatically.
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Automatic tailgate operation
▷
Press the button in the center con‐
sole.
Adjusting opening height
▷
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second and release.
You can set how far the tailgate should open.
Adjusting the opening height
When adjusting the opening height, en‐
sure that there is a clearance of at least
4 in/10 cm above the tailgate. Otherwise, the
ceiling may not be high enough for the open tail‐
gate if the load situation changes.◀
1. "Settings"
2. "Tailgate"
3. Turn the controller until the desired opening
height is selected.
The opening procedure is interrupted:
▷ When the engine starts.
▷ When the vehicle starts moving.
▷
▷
By pressing the button in the center
console again.
By pressing the button on the remote
control for a longer period.
▷ By pressing the button on the outside of the
tailgate.
▷ By pressing the button on the inside of the
tailgate.
Closing
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the tail‐
gate is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Function requirement:
The lower tailgate is closed and must be locked
on both sides.
Opening
The tailgate pivots back and up when it opens.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
The tailgate opens automatically to the adjusted
opening height.
The tailgate closes automatically when the but‐
ton on the inside of the tailgate is pressed.
To stop the closing procedure:
▷ Press the button on the inside of the tailgate.
▷ Press the button on the outside of the tail‐
gate when the vehicle is unlocked.
▷ Press the button on the exterior of the tail‐
gate.
The closing procedure is also stopped:
▷ When the engine starts.
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▷ If the vehicle jerks while driving away.
BMW X6: tailgate
The closing procedure is not interrupted when
the vehicle starts moving.
Automatic tailgate operation
Manually opening or closing
Adjusting opening height
In case of an electrical defect of the automatic
tailgate operation function:
You can set how far the tailgate should open.
1. Manually release the tailgate, refer to
page 36.
When adjusting the opening height, en‐
sure that there is a clearance of at least
4 in/10 cm above the tailgate. Otherwise, the
ceiling may not be high enough for the open tail‐
gate if the load situation changes.◀
2. Open or close the tailgate slowly and with‐
out making sudden movements.
Do not use force to open or close
If the tailgate offers increased resistance,
do not forcefully open or close the tailgate; oth‐
erwise, injury or damage may result.◀
Adjusting the opening height
1. "Settings"
2. "Tailgate"
3. Turn the controller until the desired opening
height is selected.
BMW X5: lower tailgate
Opening
Opening
Pull the lever and swing the tailgate downward.
The opened tailgate can be loaded with up to
550 lbs/250 kg.
The tailgate pivots back and up when it opens.
Ensure that adequate clearance is available be‐
fore opening.
The tailgate opens automatically to the adjusted
opening height.
Closing
Fold the tailgate up and press closed.
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The tailgate closes automatically when the but‐
ton on the inside of the tailgate is pressed.
To stop the closing procedure:
▷ Press the button on the inside of the tailgate.
▷ Press the button on the exterior of the tail‐
gate.
The closing procedure is also stopped:
▷ When the engine starts.
▷ Press the button on the outside of the tail‐
gate when the vehicle is unlocked.
▷
Press the button in the center con‐
sole.
▷
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. 1 second and release.
The opening procedure is interrupted:
▷ When the engine starts.
▷ When the vehicle starts moving.
▷
▷
By pressing the button in the center
console again.
By pressing the button on the remote
control for a longer period.
▷ If the vehicle jerks while driving away.
Closing is not canceled when you put the vehicle
into motion.
Automatic closing
The tailgate closes automatically without
button operation if it is weighed down by an ad‐
ditional weight of approx. 11 lbs/5 kg, such as
snow or ice.◀
Manually opening or closing
In case of an electrical malfunction:
1. Push out cover 1 on the tailgate with a
screwdriver.
▷ By pressing the button on the outside of the
tailgate.
▷ By pressing the button on the inside of the
tailgate.
Closing
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the tail‐
gate is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
2. Push the catch 2 in the direction of the ar‐
row.
3. Open or close the tailgate slowly and with‐
out making sudden movements.
Do not use force to open or close
If the tailgate offers increased resistance,
do not forcefully open or close the tailgate; oth‐
erwise, injury or damage may result.◀
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Comfort Access
Unlocking
The concept
The vehicle can be accessed without activating
the remote control.
All you need to do is to have the remote control
with you, e.g., in your jacket pocket.
The vehicle automatically detects the remote
control when it is nearby or in the passenger
compartment.
Comfort Access supports the following func‐
tions:
Fully grasp a door handle, arrow 1.
This corresponds to pressing the
button.
▷ Unlocking/locking of the vehicle.
▷ Unlocking of the tailgate separately.
Locking
▷ Starting the engine.
▷ Convenient closing.
Functional requirement
▷ 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 remote
control is inside the vehicle.
Comparison with ordinary remote
control
The functions can be controlled by pressing the
buttons or via Comfort Access.
Should a short delay occur when opening or
closing the windows or the glass sunroof/pan‐
oramic glass sunroof, the system checks
whether a remote control is located in the vehi‐
cle. Please repeat opening or closing if neces‐
sary.
Touch the area on the door handle, arrow 2, with
your finger for approx. 1 second.
This corresponds to pressing the
ton.
but‐
To save battery power, ensure that the ignition
and all electronic systems and/or power con‐
sumers are switched off before locking the ve‐
hicle.
If a remote control is detected within the vehicle,
the vehicle does not lock or is unlocked again.
Convenient closing
Press the area, arrow 2, with your finger and
hold.
In addition, the windows and the glass sunroof/
panoramic glass sunroof close.
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Malfunction
Monitor the closing process
Watch during the closing process to be
sure that no one is injured. Removing the hand
from the door handle immediately stops the
closing process.◀
The Comfort Access functions can be disturbed
by local radio waves, such as by a mobile phone
in the immediate vicinity of the remote control or
when a mobile phone is being charged in the
vehicle.
Unlocking the tailgate separately
If this occurs, open or close the vehicle using the
buttons on the remote control or use the
integrated key in the door lock.
Press the button on the exterior of the tailgate.
This corresponds to pressing the
button.
If a remote control accidentally left in the cargo
area is detected in the locked vehicle, the tail‐
gate opens again.
The hazard warning flashers flash and a signal
sounds.
Ignition on
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches the ig‐
nition on.
When doing so, do not depress the brake pedal,
otherwise the engine will start.
Starting the engine
To start the engine afterward, insert the remote
control into the ignition switch.
Warning lamps
The warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up when you attempt to
start the engine: the engine cannot be
started.
The remote control is not in the vehicle or has a
malfunction. Take the remote control with you
inside the vehicle or have it checked. If neces‐
sary, insert another remote control into the ig‐
nition switch.
The engine can be started or the ignition can be
switched on when a remote control is inside the
vehicle. It is not necessary to insert a remote
control into the ignition lock, refer to page 66.
The warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up while the engine is
running: the remote control is no lon‐
ger inside the vehicle.
As long as no remote control is detected in the
vehicle, it is only possible to restart the engine
within approx. 10 seconds after it is switched off
if no door has been opened.
After switching off the engine, the engine can
only be started again within approx. 10 seconds
if no door has been opened.
Switching off the engine
▷ Remote control not in ignition lock:
After switching off the engine, the transmis‐
sion is automatically switched into transmis‐
sion position P.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on and a message ap‐
pears on the Control Display: replace
the remote control battery.
▷ Remote control in ignition lock:
If transmission position N is engaged, the
transmission remains in this position after
the engine is switched off.
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Replacing the battery
The remote control for Comfort Access con‐
tains a battery that will need to be replaced from
time to time.
1. Take the integrated key out of the remote
control, refer to page 30.
2. Remove the cover.
Arming and disarming the alarm
system
General information
When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either with
the remote control or at the door lock, the alarm
system is armed or disarmed at the same time.
Door lock and armed alarm system
Unlocking via the door lock will trigger the alarm
on some market-specific versions.
To stop this alarm, unlock the vehicle with the
remote control or switch on the ignition.
Tailgate and armed alarm system
3. Insert a new battery of the same type with
the positive side facing upwards.
4. Press the cover closed.
Return used battery to a recycling collec‐
tion point or to your service center.
Alarm system
The tailgate can be opened using the remote
control, even if the alarm system is armed.
Press the button on the remote control.
After the tailgate is closed, it is locked and moni‐
tored again by the alarm system. The hazard
warning system flashes once.
In some market-specific versions, the tailgate
can only be opened using the remote control if
the vehicle was unlocked first.
Switching off the alarm
The concept
The vehicle alarm system responds to:
▷ Opening of a door, the hood or the tailgate.
▷ Movements in the vehicle: interior motion
sensor, refer to page 43.
▷ Changes in the vehicle tilt, e.g., during at‐
tempts to steal a wheel or tow the car.
▷ Unlock the vehicle using the remote control,
refer to page 32.
▷ Insert the remote control all the way into the
ignition lock.
Indicator lamp on the interior rearview
mirror
▷ Interruptions in battery voltage.
The alarm system briefly indicates tampering:
▷ By sounding an acoustic alarm.
▷ By switching on the hazard warning system.
▷ By flashing the high beams.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes continuously:
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The system is armed.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
The doors, hood or tailgate is not closed
properly, but the rest of the vehicle is se‐
cured.
The indicator lamp flashes continuously af‐
ter approx. 10 seconds. The interior motion
sensor is not active.
▷ The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking:
Controls
Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
Press the remote control button again
within 10 seconds after the vehicle is locked.
The indicator lamp lights up for approx. 2 sec‐
onds and then flashes continuously.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
remain switched off until the vehicle is locked
again.
The vehicle has not been tampered with.
▷ If the indicator lamp flashes after unlocking
until the remote control is inserted in the ig‐
nition, but for no longer than approx. 5 mi‐
nutes:
An alarm has been triggered.
Panic mode
In dangerous situations, trigger the alarm sys‐
tem:
Power windows
General information
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the power windows and injure
themselves.◀
Press the button on the remote control for at
least 3 seconds.
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
Tilt alarm sensor
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored.
The alarm system responds in situations such
as attempts to steal a wheel or tow the car.
Interior motion sensor
Opening
For the sensor to function properly, the windows
and glass sunroof/panoramic glass sunroof
must be closed.
▷
Press the switch to the resistance
point.
The window opens while the switch is held.
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
can be switched off together, such as in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷
Press the switch beyond the resist‐
ance point.
▷ In duplex garages.
Pressing again stops the motion.
The window opens automatically.
▷ During transport on car-carrying trains, at
sea or on a trailer.
▷ When animals are to remain in the vehicle.
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Opening and closing
Closing
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
▷
Pull the switch to the resistance point.
The window closes while the switch is held.
▷
Pull the switch beyond the resistance
point.
The window closes automatically.
Pressing the switch stops the motion.
Convenient operation, refer to page 32, via the
remote control or the door lock.
Convenient closing, refer to page 40, with Com‐
fort Access.
After the ignition is switched off
When the remote control is removed or the ig‐
nition is switched off, the windows can continue
to be operated for approx. 1 minute as long as
no door is opened.
Pinch protection system
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a
window closes, the closing action is interrupted.
The window reopens slightly.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Even with the pinch protection system, check
that the window's closing path is clear; other‐
wise, the closing action may not stop in certain
situations, e.g., if thin objects are present.◀
Do not use window accessories
Do not install any accessories in the range
of movement of the windows; otherwise, the
pinch protection system will be impaired.◀
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Closing without the pinch protection
system
For example, if there is an external danger or if
ice on the windows prevents a window from
closing normally, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the switch past the resistance point and
hold it there.
Pinch protection is limited and the window
reopens slightly if the closing force exceeds
a certain value.
2. Pull the switch past the resistance point
again within approx. 4 seconds and hold it
there.
The window closes without pinch protec‐
tion.
Safety switch
With the safety switch, the rear windows are
prevented from being opened or closed via the
switches in the rear passenger area, such as by
children.
Press the button.
The LED lights up if the safety function is
switched on.
Safety switch for rear operation
Press the safety switch when transporting
children in the rear; otherwise, injury may result
if the windows are closed without supervision.◀
Roller sunblinds for the rear
side windows
Pull the loop of the roller sun blind and hook onto
bracket.
Do not open the window while the roller
sunblind is tilted
Do not open the window while the roller sunblind
is tilted; otherwise, there is a risk of damage at
high speeds that may result in personal injury.◀
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X5: panoramic glass sunroof
General information
The glass sunroof and the sliding visor can be
operated together or separately using the
switch.
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the roof and injure themselves.◀
Controls
▷ Press the switch in the de‐
sired direction to the resist‐
ance point and hold it there.
The sliding visor moves while
the switch is being held.
▷ Press the switch in the desired direction
past the resistance point.
The sliding visor moves automatically.
Pressing the switch again stops the motion.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof
With the sliding visor open, proceed as descri‐
bed under Sliding visor.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof and
sliding visor together
Press the switch twice in the de‐
sired direction past the resist‐
ance point.
The glass sunroof and sliding vi‐
sor move together. Pressing the
switch again stops the motion.
Convenient operation, refer to page 32, via the
remote control or the door lock.
Tilting the glass sunroof
Press the switch.
The closed sunroof is tilted and
the sliding visor opens slightly.
Convenient closing, refer to page 40, with Com‐
fort Access.
Comfort function
▷ Press the switch twice with
the sunroof open:
Do not use force to close the sliding visor
Do not use force to close the sliding visor
with the glass sunroof in its tilted position, oth‐
erwise the mechanism will be damaged.◀
Opening/closing the sliding visor
You can move the sliding visor independently
with the sunroof closed or tilted.
The sunroof is raised.
▷ When the sunroof is raised,
briefly press the switch twice
in the opening direction:
The sunroof is opened all the
way.
Comfort position
In the comfort position, the roof is not fully open.
This reduces wind noise in the passenger com‐
partment.
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Opening and closing
Each time the glass sunroof is opened or closed
all the way, it stops in the comfort position. If
desired, continue the motion following this with
the switch.
After the ignition is switched off
The roof can still be operated for approx. 1 mi‐
nute, as long as no door has been opened.
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
one-third of the opening in the roof, or from the
tilted position during closing.
BMW X6: glass sunroof,
electric
General information
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the glass sunroof is
clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the roof and injure themselves.◀
The roof and the sliding visor open a short dis‐
tance.
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Despite the pinch protection system, check that
the roof's closing path is clear; otherwise, the
closing action may not be interrupted in certain
extreme situations, such as when thin objects
are present.◀
Closing without the pinch protection
system
For example, if there is an external danger, pro‐
ceed as follows:
Press the switch forward beyond the resistance
point and hold. The roof closes without the pinch
protection system.
Tilting the glass sunroof
Press the switch.
The closed sunroof is tilted and
the sliding visor opens slightly.
Do not use force to close the sliding visor
Initialization after a power failure
Do not use force to close the sliding visor
with the glass sunroof in its tilted position, oth‐
erwise the mechanism will be damaged.◀
After a power failure, it is only possible to raise
the roof, if necessary.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof
Have the system initialized by your service cen‐
ter.
▷ Press the switch in the de‐
sired direction to the resist‐
ance point and hold it there.
The glass sunroof moves
while the switch is being held.
▷ Press the switch in the desired direction
past the resistance point.
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The glass sunroof moves automatically.
Pressing the switch again stops the motion.
The glass sunroof and sliding visor can be
opened together. Close the sliding visor man‐
ually.
Convenient operation, refer to page 33, via the
remote control or the door lock.
Convenient closing, refer to page 40, with Com‐
fort Access.
Opening/closing the glass sunroof
automatically
Press the switch beyond the resistance point.
The following movements are also automatic:
▷ Pressing the switch with the sunroof open:
the sunroof is tilted fully.
▷ Pressing the switch in the Open direction
with the sunroof tilted: the sunroof is opened
fully.
Controls
Danger of pinching even with pinch pro‐
tection
Despite the pinch protection system, check that
the roof's closing path is clear; otherwise, the
closing action may not be interrupted in certain
extreme situations, such as when thin objects
are present.◀
Closing without the pinch protection
system
For example, if there is an external danger, pro‐
ceed as follows:
1. Press the switch forward beyond the resist‐
ance point and hold. The pinch protection
system is limited and the sunroof opens
slightly if the closing force exceeds a certain
value.
Pressing the switch again stops the motion.
2. Within about 4 seconds, slide the switch for‐
ward again beyond the resistance point and
hold it there. The roof closes without the
pinch protection system.
Comfort position
Initialization after a power failure
In the comfort position, the roof is not fully open.
This reduces wind noise in the passenger com‐
partment.
After a power failure, it is only possible to raise
the roof, if necessary.
Each time the glass sunroof is opened or closed
all the way, it stops in the comfort position. If
desired, continue the motion following this with
the switch.
Have the system initialized by your service cen‐
ter.
After the ignition is switched off
The roof can still be operated for approx. 1 mi‐
nute, as long as no door has been opened.
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 opens again fully.
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Adjusting
Adjusting
Vehicle equipment
Adjusting manually
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Forward/backward
Sitting safely
The ideal seating position can make a vital con‐
tribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
The seating position plays an important role in
an accident in combination with:
▷ Safety belts, refer to page 53.
▷ Head restraints, refer to page 54.
Pull the lever and slide the seat into the desired
position. After releasing the lever, move the seat
forward or back slightly to make sure it engages
properly.
Thigh support
▷ Airbags, refer to page 93.
Seats
Note before adjusting
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Never attempt to adjust the driver's seat
while driving.
The seat could respond with unexpected move‐
ment and the ensuing loss of vehicle control
could lead to an accident.◀
Pull the lever and move the thigh support for‐
ward or back.
Do not incline the backrest too far to the
rear
Do not incline the backrest on the front passen‐
ger side too far to the rear during driving. Oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of sliding under the
safety belt in an accident. This would eliminate
the protection normally provided by the belt.◀
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Controls
Adjusting electrically
1
Backrest width
Shoulder support
1
Forward/backward
2
2
Height
3
Thigh support
Seat tilt
4
Lumbar support
3
Backrest width
The width of the backrest can be changed with
the side wings to adjust the side support to your
own needs.
Shoulder support
4
This also supports the back in the shoulder area,
This creates a relaxed sitting position and helps
relieve stress on the shoulder muscles.
Backrest
Differs depending on seat:
The shoulder support is also used to adjust the
distance of the head restraint from the back of
the seat occupant's head.
Lumbar support
1
Backrest
2
Height
Additional depending on seat:
You can also adjust the contour of the backrest
to obtain additional support in the lumbar region.
The upper hips and spinal column receive sup‐
plementary support to help you maintain a re‐
laxed, upright sitting position.
▷ Increase or decrease curvature:
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Adjusting
Press front or rear section of switch.
▷ Shift curvature up or down:
Press upper or lower section of switch.
BMW X5: rear seats
2nd row seats
If the row of seats is divided, each side can be
adjusted separately.
Pull the lever and apply weight to or remove
weight from the backrest as needed.
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Never adjust the 2nd row seats while the
vehicle is moving, as otherwise the passengers
on the 3rd row seats could be injured.
Access to 3rd row seats
Make sure that the locking devices of the 2nd
row seats engage properly. Otherwise the re‐
straining effect of the safety belts during an ac‐
cident could be reduced.◀
Longitudinal direction
Pull the lever and fold the seat forward.
The handle recess on the interior trim of the door
pillar makes climbing in easier.
Keep the footwell under the 2nd row seats
clear
1. Pull the lever and slide the seat into the de‐
sired position.
2. Release the lever and move the seat slightly
forward or back so that it engages properly.
Backrest
The backrests can be adjusted in four steps.
When folding back the 2nd row seats, make sure
that the footwell under the 2nd row seats is
clear. Otherwise persons in the 3rd row seats
could be injured or objects damaged.◀
Warning lamp for the 2nd row seats:
lights up if the 2nd row seats are not
locked. A message also appears on
the Control Display.
3rd row seats
The 3rd row seats are divided and offer space
for two persons.
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Folding up backrest
Before folding up the backrest, remove the lug‐
gage compartment roller cover, refer to
page 140, and, if necessary, slide the 2nd row
seats slightly forward.
Controls
Seat heating
Front
1. Pull the lever, refer to arrow. The backrest is
unlocked.
The temperature setting progresses one step
through its control sequence each time you
press the button. The maximum temperature is
reached when three LEDs are lit.
2. Fold up and engage the backrest.
Ensure that the lock is securely en‐
gaged
Make sure that the catch engages securely.
If it is not properly engaged, transported
cargo could enter the passenger compart‐
ment during braking or evasive maneuvers
and endanger the vehicle occupants.◀
If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes,
the seat heating is activated automatically with
the temperature set last.
To switch off: press and hold the button.
The temperature is reduced, if need be, down to
no heat in order to reduce the load on the bat‐
tery. The LEDs remain lit.
Rear
3. Push the head restraints into the top posi‐
tion.
Folding backrest down
1. Push the head restraints down, refer to
page 56.
2. Pull the lever, refer to arrows. The backrests
are released.
Operation similar to front seat heating, without
temperature distribution.
3. Fold the backrest down.
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Adjusting
Active seat ventilation and
seat heating
2. "Seat heating distribution"
Front
3. Turn the controller to adjust the distribution.
The setting is applied.
1
Seat heating
2
Active seat ventilation
Press button 1 or 2 once depending on the tem‐
perature or ventilation position. The LED in the
respective button lights up.
The temperature and ventilation levels are dis‐
played in bar form on the Control Display. A dis‐
play of three bars indicates the highest level of
seat heating or seat ventilation.
Temperature distribution with active
seat ventilation
The heat output can be distributed variously in
the seat cushion and the backrest.
1. Press button 1.
2. "Seat heating distribution"
The air flow rate may be reduced or the blower
may be switched off entirely to save on battery
power. The LEDs remain lit.
If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes,
the seat heating is activated automatically with
the temperature set last.
To switch off: press and hold button 1 or 2.
3. Turn the controller to adjust the distribution.
The setting is applied.
Temperature distribution without
active seat ventilation
Heated rear seats
The heat output can be distributed variously in
the seat cushion and the backrest.
Operation similar to front seat heating, without
temperature distribution, refer to page 51.
1. Press button 1.
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Active seat
Controls
Notes
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.◀
Putting on the belt
The seat cushion is actively varied by alternately
raising and lowering the right and left half of the
seat cushion. This reduces muscular tension
and fatigue to help prevent lower back pain.
Press the button to switch on; the LED lights up.
The action of the system is reduced and if need
be, switched off in order to reduce the load on
the battery. The LED remains lit.
When the active seat is switched off, it can take
up to 1 minute before the two halves of the seat
cushion have returned to their initial position.
Safety belts
Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly
across the lap and shoulders, as close to the
body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies low
around the hips in the lap area and does not
press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt can
slip over the hips in the lap area in a frontal im‐
pact and injure the abdomen.
The safety belt must not lie across the neck, rub
on sharp edges, be routed over solid or breaka‐
ble objects, or be pinched.◀
Reduction of restraining effect
Avoid wearing clothing that prevents the
belt from fitting properly, and pull the shoulder
belt periodically to readjust the tension across
your lap; otherwise, the retention effect of the
safety belt may be reduced.◀
Using the middle safety belt
General information
Always make sure that safety belts are being
worn by all occupants before driving away.
Although airbags enhance safety by providing
added protection, they are not a substitute for
safety belts.
If the middle safety belt in the rear is used,
the larger section of the backrest must be
locked. Otherwise, the safety belt will not have
a restraining effect.◀
Buckling the belt
Number of safety belts
Your vehicle has been fitted with safety belts for
the safety of you and your passengers.
▷ BMW X5: five or seven safety belts.
▷ BMW X6: four or five safety belts.
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in the
belt buckle.
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Adjusting
Unbuckling the belt
1. Hold the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the belt buckle.
3. Guide the belt back into its reel.
The shoulder strap's anchorage point will be
correct for adult seat occupants of every build if
the seat is correctly adjusted, refer to page 48.
responding message is displayed on the Control
Display.
Calibrating driver's seat
The warning lamp lights up. A mes‐
sage also appears on the Control Dis‐
play. Please calibrate the driver's seat.
The two rear safety belt buckles integrated into
the rear seat are for passengers sitting on the
left and right. The belt buckle embossed with the
word CENTER is intended exclusively for use by
passengers riding in the center position.
1. Move the driver's seat forward until it stops.
Safety belt reminder for the driver's and
front passenger seat
The calibration is completed when the message
on the Control Display disappears. Should this
message continue to be displayed, repeat the
calibration. If the message does not disappear
even after repeated calibration, have the system
checked as soon as possible.
The indicator lamp lights up and a sig‐
nal sounds. In addition, a message ap‐
pears on the Control Display. Check
whether the safety belt has been fastened cor‐
rectly.
The safety belt reminder is active at speeds
above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h. It can also be ac‐
tivated if objects are placed on the front pas‐
senger seat.
Damage to safety belts
In the case of strain caused by accidents or
damage:
Have the safety belts, including the safety belt
tensioners, replaced and have the belt anchors
checked.
Checking and replacing safety belts
Have the work performed only by your
service center; otherwise, it cannot be ensured
that this safety feature will function properly.◀
Belt-force limiter
The effect of the belt-force limiter on the driver's
seat is dependent on the position of the driver's
seat.
2. Move the driver's seat forward again. It
briefly moves toward the front in the proc‐
ess.
3. Set the desired seating position again.
Do not carry out calibration while the ve‐
hicle is moving
Never carry out calibration while the vehicle is
moving, as this can cause accidents.
Make sure that no persons or objects become
wedged during the calibration process, as this
can cause injuries or damage.◀
Head restraints
Correctly adjusted head restraints
A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the
risk of spinal injury in the event of an accident.
Adjusting the head restraint
Correctly adjust the head restraints of all
occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury in an accident.◀
BMW X5: push the head restraints of the 3rd row
seats into the top position.
To maintain the long-term accuracy of this func‐
tion, the driver's seat must be calibrated if a cor‐
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Height
Controls
Electrical
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
prox. at ear level.
Distance
Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
Active front head restraints
In the event of a rear-end collision of sufficient
severity, the active head restraint reduces the
distance to the head.
Reduced protective function
▷ Do not use seat or head restraint cov‐
ers.
Adjusting electrically.
Front seats: adjusting the distance
from the back of the head
▷ Do not hang objects, e.g., clothes hangers,
directly 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 personal
safety of the occupants will be endangered.
Have the active head restraints reset after they
are triggered in a rear-end collision. Have this
work performed by the service center only; oth‐
erwise, this safety feature with not be opera‐
tional.◀
Press the button and pull the headrest cushion
forward or push it back.
Compromised performance
Please contact the service center if the front
head restraints need to be removed or installed.
Do not place any objects behind the head‐
rest cushion. Otherwise, you can impair the
proper function of the head restraint.◀
Front seats: adjusting the height
Comfort seat
Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐
prox. at ear level.
The distance from the back of the seat occu‐
pant's head can be adjusted using the shoulder
support, refer to page 49.
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Adjusting side extensions
Seat, mirror, and steering
wheel memory
General information
Two different driver's seat and front passenger
seat positions, exterior mirror positions and
steering wheel positions can be stored and re‐
trieved.
You can fold the side extensions on the head re‐
straint forward for increased lateral support in
the resting position.
The adjustment of the backrest width and the
lumbar support is not stored in the memory.
Storing
BMW X5: rear seats and 3rd row seats
Adjusting the height
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion, refer to page 66.
2. Set the desired seat, exterior mirror and
steering wheel positions.
▷ To raise: pull.
▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and
push the head restraint down.
In vehicles equipped with 3rd row seats, the
height of the middle head restraint is not adjust‐
able.
Press the button. The LED in the
button lights up.
4. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2. The
LED goes out.
If the M button is pressed accidentally:
Press the button again. The LED goes
Removing
1. Pull the head restraint upward to the stop.
2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head
restraint out completely.
BMW X6: rear seats
The head restraints in the rear cannot be ad‐
justed and cannot be removed.
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3.
out.
Calling up settings
Do not retrieve the memory setting while
driving
Do not retrieve the memory setting while driving,
as an unexpected seat movement could result
in an accident.◀
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Comfort function
Controls
At a glance
1. Open the driver's door after unlocking or
switch on the radio ready state, refer to
page 66.
2. Briefly press the desired memory but‐
ton 1 or 2.
The seat is automatically moved to the stored
position.
The procedure stops when a switch for setting
the seat or one of the memory buttons is
pressed.
Safety mode
1. Close the driver's door and switch the igni‐
tion on or off, refer to page 66.
2. Press and hold the desired memory button
1 or 2 until the setting procedure is com‐
pleted.
1
Adjusting
2
Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor
3
Fold in and out
Selecting a mirror
To change over to the other mirror:
Slide the mirror changeover switch.
Adjusting electrically
Mirrors
The setting corresponds to the direction
in which the button is pressed.
Exterior mirrors
General information
The mirror on the passenger side is more curved
than the driver's mirror.
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.◀
Saving positions
Seat and mirror memory, refer to page 56.
Adjusting manually
If an electrical malfunction occurs, for example,
press the edges of the mirror glass.
Automatic Curb Monitor
When the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror
glass tilts downward slightly on the front pas‐
senger side. This improves your view of the curb
and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for
example.
Activating
1.
Slide the mirror changeover switch
to the driver's side mirror position.
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2. Shift into reverse or engage transmission
position R.
Interior rearview mirror
Reducing the blinding effect
Deactivating
Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐
senger's side mirror position.
Fold in and out
Press button 3.
Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.
For example, this is advantageous
▷ In car washes.
From behind when driving at night: turn the
knob.
▷ In narrow streets.
▷ For folding back mirrors that were folded
away manually.
Mirrors that were folded in are folded out auto‐
matically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.
Interior and exterior mirrors, automatic
dimming feature
Fold in the mirror in a car wash
Before entering an automatic car wash,
fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with the
button; otherwise, they could be damaged, de‐
pending on the width of the vehicle.◀
Automatic heating
Depending on the external temperature, both
exterior mirrors are automatically heated when
the engine is running or the ignition is switched
on.
Two photocells are used for control:
▷ In the mirror glass, see arrow.
▷ On the back of the mirror.
For proper operation:
▷ Keep the photocells clean.
▷ Do not cover the area between the inside
rearview mirror and the windshield.
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Steering wheel
General information
Do not adjust while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement
could result in an accident.◀
Controls
Storing steering wheel positions, refer to Seat,
mirror, and steering wheel memory, refer to
page 56.
Easy entry/exit
To facilitate entry and exit, the steering wheel
temporarily moves into the uppermost position.
Steering wheel heating
Adjusting
Switching on/off
Mechanical
Press the button.
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seating posi‐
tion.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
3. Fold the lever back.
Do not use force to swing the lever back.
Do not use force to swing the lever back
up; otherwise, the mechanism will be dam‐
aged.◀
Electric
The steering wheel can be adjusted in four di‐
rections.
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Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
The right place for children
Note
Children in the vehicle
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger them‐
selves and other persons, e.g., by opening the
doors.◀
Children should always be in the rear
Accident research shows that the safest place
for children is on the rear seat.
Transporting children in the rear
Transport children younger than 13 years
of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm on the 2nd row
seats only, using child restraint fixing systems
suitable for the age, weight, and height of the
child. Otherwise, there is the increased danger
of injury in an accident.
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a
safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint
fixing system can no longer be used, due to their
age, weight and size.◀
Children on the front passenger seat
Should it be necessary to use a child restraint
fixing system on the front passenger seat, make
sure that the front and side airbags on the front
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passenger side are deactivated. Automatic de‐
activation of front passenger airbags, refer to
page 94.
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
Installing child restraint fixing
systems
Notes
Manufacturer's information for child re‐
straint fixing systems
To select, mount and use child restraint fixing
systems, observe the information provided by
the system manufacturer; otherwise, the pro‐
tective effect can be impaired.◀
Note the following in vehicles equipped
with 3rd row seats
BMW X5: in vehicles with 3rd row seats, make
sure that the seat of the 2nd row seats on which
the child restraint fixing system is mounted is
properly locked. Otherwise, there is an in‐
creased risk of injury for the child in an accident.
Do not mount child restraint fixing systems on
the 3rd row seats, as otherwise the protection
provided by these child restraint fixing systems
may be reduced.◀
BMW X5: before mounting a child restraint fixing
system in the center seat of the 2nd row seats,
move the outer seat cushions and backrests into
the rearmost positions.
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On the front passenger seat
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Child seat security
After installing a child restraint fixing system on
the front passenger seat, ensure that the front
and side airbags on the front passenger side are
deactivated.
Deactivating the front passenger airbags
If a child restraint fixing system is used in
the front passenger seat, the front passenger
airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is
an increased risk of injury to the child when the
airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint
fixing system.◀
The rear safety belts
▷ BMW X5: all safety belts of the 2nd and 3rd
row seats
Seat position and height
▷ BMW X6: all safety belts of the 2nd row seats
Before installing a child restraint fixing system,
move the front passenger seat as far back as
possible and adjust its height to the highest po‐
sition to obtain the best possible position for the
belt and to offer optimal protection in the event
of an accident.
And the safety belt for the front passenger can
be locked to prevent extension in order to permit
attachment of child restraint fixing systems.
Do not change the seat position and height after
this.
2. Secure the child restraint fixing system with
the belt.
Backrest width
Before mounting a child restraint fixing system
on the front passenger seat, open the backrest
width, refer to page 49, completely. Do not
change the backrest width after this.
Backrest width for the child seat
Before installing a child restraint fixing
system in the front passenger seat, the backrest
width must be opened completely. Do not
change the adjustment after this; otherwise, the
stability of the child seat will be reduced.◀
Locking the safety belt
1. Pull out the belt webbing completely.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in and
pull it taut against the child restraint fixing
system. The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking the safety belt
1. Open the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint fixing system.
3. Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in com‐
pletely.
LATCH child restraint fixing
system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether for Children.
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Note
Manufacturer's information for LATCH
child restraint fixing systems
To mount and use the LATCH child restraint fix‐
ing systems, observe the operating and safety
information from the system manufacturer; oth‐
erwise, the level of protection may be reduced.◀
Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors
Correctly engage the lower LATCH an‐
chors
Child restraint fixing system with a
tether strap
Mounting points
LATCH mounting eyes
Only use the mounting eyes for the upper
LATCH retaining strap to secure child restraint
fixing systems; otherwise, the mounting eyes
could be damaged.◀
BMW X5
Make sure that the lower LATCH anchors have
properly engaged and that the child restraint fix‐
ing system is resting snugly against the back‐
rest; otherwise, the degree of protection offered
may be reduced.◀
There are additional mounting points for child
restraint fixing systems with a tether strap on the
2nd row seats, refer to arrows. Fold out before
using the center mounting point.
The mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are
located at the points indicated by the arrows.
BMW X6
Mounting LATCH child restraint fixing
systems
1. Mount the child restraint fixing system; refer
to the operating instructions of the system.
2. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are prop‐
erly connected.
For child restraint fixing systems with tether
strap, there are additional mounting points on
the back of the rear seat backrests, see arrows.
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Retaining strap guide
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 fixing
system in the event of an accident.◀
BMW X5
BMW X6: outer rear seats
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
1
Direction of travel
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
2
Head restraint
4
Mounting point
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
5
Backrest
4
Mounting point
6
Upper retaining strap of child restraint fixing
system
5
Backrest
6
Upper retaining strap of child restraint fixing
system
When using the cargo cover, pass the upper re‐
taining strap between the backrest of the 2nd
row seats and the cargo cover.
When using the cargo cover, pass the upper re‐
taining strap between the rear seat backrest and
the cargo cover.
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BMW X6: center rear seat
Attaching the retaining strap to the
backrest of the 2nd row seats
BMW X5
On outer seats:
1. Slide the head restraint upward.
2. Guide the upper retaining strap between the
supports of the head restraint.
3. Attach the upper retaining strap to the
mounting point with the hook.
4. Slide the head restraint into the bottom po‐
sition.
5. Pull the upper retaining strap taut.
On the center seat when equipped with two
rows of seats:
1. Fold the center armrest somewhat toward
the front.
2. Guide the tether strap through the opening
in the center armrest.
1
Direction of travel
2
Head restraint
3
Strap guide
4
Hook for upper retaining strap
5
Mounting point
6
Backrest
7
Upper retaining strap of child restraint fixing
system
When using the cargo cover, pass the upper re‐
taining strap between the rear seat backrest and
the cargo cover.
3. Fold back and engage the center armrest.
4. Hook in tether strap on mounting point.
5. Pull tether strap taut.
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On the center seat when equipped with three
rows of seats:
1. Slide the head restraint upward.
2. Guide the tether strap between the head re‐
straint brackets.
3. Hook in the tether strap on the mounting
point with the hook.
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Safety switch for the rear
Press the button on the driver's door if
children are being transported in the
rear.
This locks the rear window switches so that the
windows cannot be operated from the rear:
safety switch, refer to page 44.
4. Slide the head restraint into the bottom po‐
sition.
5. Pull tether strap taut.
BMW X6
1. Route the upper retaining strap over the
middle of the head restraint.
2. Attach the upper retaining strap to the
mounting point with the hook.
3. Pull the retaining strap taut until it com‐
presses the cushion of the head restraint,
thus preventing the strap from sliding off.
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.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Before removing the remote control, push it all
the way in to release the locking mechanism.
The ignition is switched off if it was on.
Start/Stop button
Ignition lock
Insert the remote control into the
ignition lock
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches the ig‐
nition on or off and starts the engine.
The engine starts if the brake pedal is pressed
when you press the Start/Stop button.
Radio ready state
Insert the remote control all the way into the ig‐
nition lock.
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
The time and the external temperature are dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
Radio ready state is switched off automatically:
Radio ready state is switched on. Individual elec‐
trical consumers can operate.
▷ When the remote control is removed from
the ignition lock.
Comfort Access
▷ In cars with Comfort Access, refer to
page 40, by touching the surface above the
door lock.
If the car is equipped with Comfort Access, only
insert the remote control into the ignition lock,
refer to page 40, under special circumstances.
Removing the remote control from the
ignition lock
Do not forcibly pull the remote control out
of the ignition lock
Do not forcibly pull the remote control out of the
ignition lock as this may cause damage.◀
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Ignition on
All electrical consumers can operate. The od‐
ometer and trip odometer are displayed in the
instrument cluster.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
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All indicator and warning lamps as well as dis‐
plays in the instrument cluster go out.
Transmission position P with the ignition
off
Controls
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
Starting the engine
When the ignition is switched off, position P is
engaged automatically. When in an automatic
car wash, for example, ensure that the ignition is
not switched off accidentally.◀
For example, the ignition is not switched off in
the following situations:
▷ The brake is applied.
▷ The low beams are switched on
Starting the engine
General information
Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed
areas; otherwise, breathing of exhaust fumes
may lead to loss of consciousness and death.
The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀
Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the car unattended with the
engine running; otherwise, it presents a poten‐
tial source of danger.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, set the parking brake and engage trans‐
mission position P; otherwise, the vehicle may
begin to roll.◀
Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting
the car and avoid starting the car frequently in
quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not
burned or is inadequately burned, and there is
the danger of overheating and damaging the
catalytic converter.◀
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with Com‐
fort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to page 40.
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
The starter operates automatically for a certain
time, and stops automatically as soon as the en‐
gine has started.
Diesel engine
If the engine is cold and temperatures are below
approx. 32 ℉/0 ℃, the start process may be de‐
layed somewhat due to automatic preheating.
A message is displayed.
Engine stop
General information
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot operate the windows and injure them‐
selves.◀
Set the parking brake and further secure
the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the vehi‐
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cle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in
the direction of the curb.◀
The indicator lamp lights up in red. The
parking brake is set.
Before driving into a car wash
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
To make it possible for the vehicle to roll in an
automatic car wash, follow the information on
Washing in automatic car washes, refer to
page 305.
Switching off the engine
Procedure
1. Engage transmission position P with the ve‐
hicle stopped.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Remove the remote control from the ignition
lock, refer to page 66.
Parking brake
To set the parking brake, the remote control
does not need to be in the ignition lock.
Set the parking brake and further secure
the vehicle as required
Set the parking brake firmly when parking; oth‐
erwise, the vehicle could roll. On steep upward
and downward inclines, further secure the vehi‐
cle, for example, by turning the steering wheel in
the direction of the curb.◀
While driving
Use while driving:
Pull the switch and hold it. The vehicle brakes
hard while the button is being pulled.
The indicator lamp lights up in red, a sig‐
nal sounds and the brake lamps light up.
The concept
The parking brake is primarily intended to pre‐
vent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it
brakes the rear wheels.
The parking brake can be set manually or auto‐
matically:
▷ Manual: by pulling and pushing the switch.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
If the vehicle is braked to a speed of approx.
2 mph/3 km/h, the parking brake remains set.
Releasing manually
▷ Automatic: by activating Automatic Hold.
Setting manually
Press the button with the brake depressed.
The LED and indicator lamp go out.
Pull the button. The parking brake is set.
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Activating
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot release the parking brake.◀
Automatic Hold
The concept
This system assists the driver by automatically
setting and releasing the brake, such as when
moving in stop-and-go traffic.
The vehicle is automatically held in place when
it is stationary.
On inclines, the system prevents the vehicle
from rolling backward when driving away.
Press the button. The LED in the button lights
up and the indication AUTO H appears in the in‐
strument panel.
Automatic Hold is activated.
If the vehicle is being held by Automatic
Hold, the indicator light in the instrument
panel also lights up in green.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
For your safety
Automatic Hold is deactivated automatically and
the parking brake is set when:
▷ The engine is switched off.
▷ A door is opened and the driver's safety belt
is unbuckled.
▷ The vehicle is braked to a standstill with the
parking brake while driving.
The indicator lamp switches from green
to red and the letters AUTO H go out.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
Deactivating
Press the button again, the LED in the button
and the indication AUTO H in the instrument
panel go out.
Automatic Hold is deactivated.
If the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold,
then press on the brake pedal to deactivate it.
When the parking brake is set manually, refer to
page 68, Automatic Hold is deactivated auto‐
matically.
Before driving away:
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▷ Release the parking brake manually.
Automatic Hold is activated: the vehicle is auto‐
matically secured against rolling when it stops.
▷ Reactivate Automatic Hold.
Leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine run‐
ning, engage position P of the automatic trans‐
mission and ensure that the parking brake is set.
Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.◀
The indicator lamp lights up in green.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
Step on the accelerator pedal to drive off.
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The brake is released automatically.
The indicator lamp goes out.
Before driving into a car wash
Deactivate Automatic Hold; otherwise, the
parking brake will be set when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary and the vehicle will no longer be able to
roll.◀
Parking
The parking brake is automatically set if the en‐
gine is switched off while the vehicle is being
held by Automatic Hold.
The indicator lamp changes from green
to red.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
In addition, secure the vehicle against rolling,
e.g. with a wheel chock. Otherwise there is a
danger that the vehicle could roll if parked on a
steep slope.◀
Jump-starting and towing, refer to page 302.
Unlocking
1. Open the left-hand side panel in the cargo
area.
2. Remove the first aid kit and the warning tri‐
angle. Close the bracket of the warning tri‐
angle.
3. Insert the releasing tool or screwdriver, con‐
tained in the tool kit under the cargo floor
panel, refer to page 288, at the releasing
point.
The parking brake is not set if the engine is
switched off while the vehicle is coasting to a
halt. Automatic Hold is deactivated.
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot release the parking brake.◀
Malfunction
In the event of a failure or malfunction of the
parking brake, secure the vehicle against rolling
using a wheel chock, for example, when leaving
it.
Releasing the parking brake manually
In the event of an electrical power loss or elec‐
trical malfunction, you can release the parking
brake manually.
Secure the vehicle against rolling
Before releasing the parking brake man‐
ually, and whenever you park the vehicle with the
parking brake released, ensure that position P of
the automatic transmission is engaged. Note
the display in the instrument cluster.
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4. Firmly pull the releasing tool or screwdriver
upward against the mechanical resistance,
refer to arrow, until a considerable increase
in force is felt and the parking brake is then
clearly heard to release.
5. Stow the releasing tool or screwdriver,
warning triangle, and first aid kit and close
the left side panel in the cargo area.
Have the malfunction corrected
Have the malfunction corrected at the
nearest service center or at a workshop that
works according to BMW repair procedures with
correspondingly trained personnel. If the park‐
ing brake has been released manually in re‐
sponse to a malfunction, only technicians can
return it to operation.◀
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Following manual release, the actual status of
the parking brake may deviate from that dis‐
played by the indicator lamp.
Putting into operation after a power
failure
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Turn signal, high beams,
headlamp flasher
At a glance
Putting the parking brake into operation
The parking brake should only be put into
operation again if it was manually released due
to an interruption in the supply of electrical
power. Otherwise the operation of the parking
brake is not ensured and there is a danger of the
vehicle rolling despite the parking brake being
set.◀
Procedure
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Press the button with the brake depressed.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster goes out as soon as the parking
brake is ready for operation.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
Any noises which occur are normal. Startup may
take several seconds.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Turn signal
Turn signal
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
To switch off manually, press the lever to the re‐
sistance point.
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp in‐
dicates that a turn signal bulb has failed.
Signaling a turn briefly
Press the lever to the resistance point and hold
it there for as long as you want the turn signal to
flash.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever to the resistance point.
The turn signal flashes three times.
This function can be activated or deactivated:
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
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3. "Triple turn signal"
4
Cleaning the windshield and headlamps
5
Setting the sensitivity of the rain sensor
Switching on wipers
Press the wiper lever upward, arrow 1.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
Normal wiper speed
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Press up once.
The system switches to operation in the inter‐
mittent mode when the vehicle is stationary.
Washer/wiper system
Fast wiper speed
Notes
Press up twice or press once beyond the resist‐
ance point.
Do not switch on the wipers if frozen
Do not switch on the wipers if they are fro‐
zen onto the windshield; otherwise, the wiper
blades and the windshield wiper motor may be
damaged.◀
Do not use the wipers on a dry windshield
Do not use the wipers on a dry windshield;
otherwise, the wiper blades may wear more rap‐
idly or become damaged.◀
The system switches to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
Press the wiper lever down, arrow 2.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
▷ Brief wipe: press down once.
▷ To switch off normal wipe: press down once.
▷ To switch off fast wipe: press down twice.
At a glance
Rain sensor
If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time
between wipes is controlled automatically and
depends on the intensity of the rainfall.
The rain sensor is mounted on the windshield,
directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.
1
Switching on wipers
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
3
Activating/deactivating the rain sensor
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Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is
empty; otherwise, you could damage the
pump.◀
Windshield washer nozzles
The windshield washer nozzles are heated au‐
tomatically while the engine is running or the ig‐
nition is switched on.
BMW X5: rear window wiper
Press the button, arrow 3.
The LED in the button lights up.
Rain sensor sensitivity
Turn thumbwheel 5 up or down.
Deactivating the rain sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3.
The LED goes out.
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When reverse gear is engaged, the system
switches to continuous operation.
Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes
Deactivate the rain sensor when passing
through an automatic car wash; otherwise, dam‐
age could be caused by undesired wiper activa‐
tion.◀
Cleaning the windshield and
headlamps
Pull the lever, arrow 4.
The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐
shield and activates the wipers briefly.
When the vehicle lighting system is switched on,
the headlamps are cleaned at regular and ap‐
propriate intervals.
Do not use the washer system at freezing
temperatures
Do not use the washers if there is any danger
that the fluid will freeze on the windshield; oth‐
erwise, your vision could be obscured. For this
reason, use antifreeze.
Intermittent wipe
2
Cleaning the rear window
Do not use the washing mechanisms
when the washer fluid reservoir is empty
Do not use washing mechanisms when the
washer fluid reservoir is empty, otherwise you
will damage the washer pump.◀
Washer fluid
General information
Antifreeze for washer fluid
Antifreeze is flammable. Therefore, keep
it away from sources of ignition.
Only keep it in the closed original container and
inaccessible to children.
Follow the instructions on the container.◀
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Washer fluid reservoir
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 the danger of fire and a risk
to personal safety if the fluid is spilled.◀
Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Press on the accelerator beyond
the resistance point at the full throttle position.
R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N is Neutral
The vehicle can roll.
N remains engaged after the engine is switched
off if the remote control remains in the ignition
lock. This function can be used in an automatic
car wash, refer to page 305, for example. P is
automatically engaged after approx. 30 minutes.
P Park
All washer nozzles are supplied from one reser‐
voir.
Fill with water and – if required – with a washer
antifreeze, according to the manufacturer's rec‐
ommendations.
Mix the washer fluid before adding to maintain
the correct mixing ratio.
Capacity
Approx. 6.3 US quarts/6 liters.
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
Transmission positions
D Drive, automatic position
Position for normal vehicle operation. All for‐
ward gears are available.
Under normal operating conditions, fuel con‐
sumption is lowest when you are driving in po‐
sition D.
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The drive wheels are blocked.
P is engaged automatically when the following
conditions are met:
▷ The driver's door is opened while the engine
is running, the safety belt is not fastened and
neither the brake pedal nor the accelerator
is activated.
▷ The engine is switched off unless N is en‐
gaged and the remote control is in the igni‐
tion lock.
▷ The remote control is removed from the ig‐
nition lock.
Before leaving the vehicle, ensure that the trans‐
mission position P is engaged; otherwise, the
vehicle may begin to roll.
Engaging transmission position
▷ Transmission position P can only be disen‐
gaged if the engine is running and the brake
pedal is pressed.
▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the
brake pedal before shifting out of P or N;
otherwise, the shift command will not be
executed: shift lock.
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Press on the brake pedal until you start
driving
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you
select a driving position, maintain pressure on
the brake pedal until you are ready to start.◀
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Sport program and manual mode M/S
Activating the Sport program
Engaging transmission positions D, R,
N
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐
rection, beyond a resistance point if necessary.
When shifting out of P or into R, simultaneously
push the unlock button 1.
The engaged transmission position is displayed
on the selector lever.
After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its
center position.
Engaging transmission position P
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
The Sport program is activated and DS or the
engaged gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster, for example S4.
This position is recommended for a perform‐
ance-oriented driving style.
Activating manual mode
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
Push the selector lever forward or backward.
Manual mode becomes active and the gear is
changed.
The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument
cluster, e.g., M1.
▷ To shift down: press the selector lever for‐
ward.
▷ To shift up: press the selector lever back‐
ward.
The transmission only shifts up or down if the
rpm and vehicle speed are appropriate. If the
engine speed is too high, the transmission does
not shift down.
Press button P.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument panel, followed by the current gear.
Ending the Sport program/manual
mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
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D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Shifting gears using the shift paddles
on the steering wheel
The shifting paddles make it possible to quickly
change gears since both hands can remain on
the steering wheel.
▷ If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are
used to shift gears while in automatic mode
D, the transmission temporarily switches to
manual mode.
▷ If the shift paddles are not used to accelerate
or shift gears for a certain amount of time,
the transmission switches back to auto‐
matic mode D.
The transmission position is displayed and the
engaged gear, such as M4, is displayed in
manual mode.
With the transmission position M/S selected,
the manual mode remains active.
▷ Shift up: pull right shift paddle.
▷ Shift down: pull left shift paddle.
The vehicle only shifts up or down at appropriate
engine and road speeds, e.g., it does not shift
down if the engine speed is too high.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument cluster, followed by the current gear.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Odometer, external
temperature display, clock
Units of measure
To set the respective units of measure, miles or
km for the odometer and ℃ or ℉ for the external
temperature, refer to page 86.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Time, date, external temperature
From radio readiness the external temperature
and the time are displayed.
Set the time, refer to page 85.
Retrieving date
1
Knob in the instrument cluster
2
Time, external temperature, and date
Press the button on turn signal lever upward; the
date appears.
3
Odometer and trip odometer
Set the date, refer to page 85.
Knob in the instrument cluster
Press the knob.
▷ When the ignition is switched on, the trip
odometer is reset.
Press the knob for approx. 5 seconds:
View service requirement display, refer to
page 81
▷ When the ignition is switched off, the time,
external temperature and odometer are dis‐
played.
Pressing the button upward or downward sev‐
eral times changes the display between clock,
external temperature, date, and Check Control
messages, refer to page 83.
External temperature warning
If the display drops to +37 ℉/+3 ℃, a signal
sounds and a warning lamp lights up. There is
the increased danger of ice.
Ice on roads
Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃,
there can be a risk of ice on roads.
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Therefore, drive carefully on bridges and shady
roads, for example, to avoid the increased dan‐
ger of an accident.◀
Odometer and trip odometer
Resetting trip odometer:
With the ignition switched on, press button 1 in
the instrument cluster.
When the vehicle is parked
Coolant temperature
A warning lamp will come on if the coolant, and
therefore the engine, becomes too hot. In addi‐
tion, a message will appear on the Control Dis‐
play.
Check the coolant level, refer to page 285.
Current fuel consumption
If you still want to view the time, external tem‐
perature and odometer reading briefly after the
remote control has been taken out of the ignition
lock:
Press button 1 in the instrument cluster.
Tachometer
Displays the current fuel consumption. You can
check whether you are currently driving in an ef‐
ficient and environmentally-friendly manner.
Engine oil temperature
▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at the low tem‐
perature end. Drive at moderate engine and
vehicle speeds.
Never force the engine speed up into the red
warning field, see arrow. In this range, the fuel
supply is interrupted to protect the engine.
▷ Normal operating temperature: the pointer
is in the middle or in the right half of the tem‐
perature display.
▷ Hot engine: the pointer is at the high tem‐
perature end. Switch off the engine imme‐
diately and allow it to cool down.
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If the engine oil temperature is too high, a mes‐
sage appears on the Control Display.
Computer
Check the oil level, refer to page 283.
Displaying information on the
instrument panel
Fuel gauge
Press the computer button on the turn signal
lever.
The vehicle inclination may cause the display to
vary.
Notes on refueling, refer to page 262.
Range
After the reserve range is reached:
▷ A message is briefly displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
Information is displayed in the instrument clus‐
ter.
Overview of the information
Repeatedly pressing the button on the turn sig‐
nal lever displays the information on the instru‐
ment cluster in the following order:
▷ Range.
▷ The remaining range is shown on the com‐
puter.
▷ Average speed.
▷ When a dynamic driving style is used, such
as when corners are taken rapidly, engine
functions are not ensured.
To set the corresponding units of measure, refer
to page 86.
The message appears continuously below a
range of approx. 30 miles/50 km.
Information in detail
Refuel promptly
At the latest, refuel at a range of
30 miles/50 km; otherwise, the engine function
is not ensured and damage may occur.◀
▷ Average fuel consumption.
Range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel.
It is calculated based on your driving style over
the last 18 miles/30 km.
Average speed
Periods in which the vehicle was parked and the
engine was switched off manually are not in‐
cluded in the average speed calculations.
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With the trip computer, refer to page 80, you
can have the average speed displayed for an ad‐
ditional distance.
▷ Estimated time of arrival if a destination was
entered in the navigation system, refer to
page 164.
To reset the average speed: press the button on
the turn indicator lever for approx. 2 seconds.
Displays on the "Trip computer":
Average fuel consumption
This is calculated for the period during which the
engine is running.
You can have the average consumption for an‐
other trip displayed, refer to Displays on the
Control Display below.
To reset the average consumption: press the
button on the turn indicator lever for ap‐
prox. 2 seconds.
Displays on the Control Display
Display the computer or trip computer on the
Control Display.
▷ Departure time.
▷ Trip duration.
▷ Trip distance.
Both displays show:
▷ Average fuel consumption and
▷ Average speed.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Onboard info" or "Trip computer"
Resetting the fuel consumption and
speed
Resetting the values for average speed and
average fuel consumption:
1. Select the respective menu item and press
the controller.
2. Press the controller again to confirm your
selection.
Displays on the "Onboard info":
Resetting the trip computer
Resetting all values:
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Trip computer"
3. "Reset"
▷ Range.
▷ Distance to destination.
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Service requirements
Controls
Displays
Symbol
Function
Service requirements
Engine oil
The remaining driving distance and the date of
the next scheduled service are displayed briefly
immediately after you start the engine or switch
on the ignition.
Roadworthiness test
The current service requirements can be read
out from the remote control by the service spe‐
cialist.
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the distance remaining or the due date for
that operation in the instrument cluster.
Front brake pads
Rear brake pads
Brake fluid
1. With the ignition switched on, press the
knob in the instrument cluster, refer to
page 77, for approx. 5 seconds until the
service requirements are displayed.
2. Press the knob repeatedly to display the in‐
dividual service requirement items.
The sequence of displayed service items may
vary. First the data for the next maintenance are
displayed.
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Detailed information on service
requirements
Make sure the date on the Control Display is set
correctly, refer to page 85.
More information on the scope of service re‐
quired can be displayed on the Control Display.
1. "Vehicle Info"
1. "Vehicle Info"
3.
2. "Vehicle status"
4. "§ Vehicle inspection"
"Service required"
3.
Required maintenance procedures and legally
mandated inspections are displayed.
Additional information can be displayed on each
entry:
Select the entry and press the controller.
To exit from the menu:
Move the controller to the left.
"Service required"
5. Open the menu for entering the deadline.
6. "Date:"
7. Create the settings.
8. Press the controller to apply the setting. The
year is highlighted.
9. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
10. Press the controller to apply the setting. The
date entry is stored.
To exit from the menu:
Symbols
Symbols
2. "Vehicle status"
Move the controller to the left.
Description
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a le‐
gally mandated inspection is
approaching.
The service deadline has al‐
ready passed.
Automatic Service Request
Data regarding the maintenance status or legally
mandated inspections of the vehicle are auto‐
matically transmitted to your service center be‐
fore a service due date.
You can check when your service center was
notified.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. Open "Options".
Entering dates
Enter the dates for the required inspections.
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Check Control
The concept
The Check Control monitors vehicle functions
and alerts you to any malfunctions in the sys‐
tems monitored.
A Check Control message consists of indicator
and warning lamps in the instrument cluster and,
in some circumstances, an acoustic signal and
text messages at the top of the Control Display.
Indicator/warning lamps
Controls
sage and the meaning of the indicator and warn‐
ing lamps.
Supplementary text messages
Addition information, such as on the cause of a
fault or the required action, can be called up via
Check Control.
In urgent cases, this information will be shown
as soon as the corresponding lamp comes on.
Symbols
The following functions can be selected within
the supplementary text message, depending on
the Check Control message.
▷
"Service request"
Contact the service partner.
▷
"Roadside Assistance"
Contact Roadside Assistance.
Hiding Check Control messages
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
functioning and light up temporarily when the
engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
Press the button in the turn signal lever up or
down.
The symbol indicates that Check Control
messages have been stored. The Check Control
messages can be displayed later.
Text messages
Text messages at the upper edge of the Control
Display in combination with a symbol in the in‐
strument cluster explain a Check Control mes‐
▷ Some Check Control messages are dis‐
played continuously and are not cleared un‐
til the malfunction is eliminated. If several
malfunctions occur at once, the messages
are displayed consecutively.
These messages can be hidden for approx.
8 seconds. After this time, they are dis‐
played again automatically.
▷ Other Check Control messages are hidden
automatically after approx. 20 seconds.
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They are stored and can be displayed again
later.
Viewing stored Check Control
messages
Renewed warning if the vehicle speed drops be‐
low the set speed limit once by at least
3 mph/5 km/h.
Displaying, setting or changing the
limit
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
3. "Warning at:"
1. Press the button on the turn signal lever
downward. "CHECK OK" or the stored
Check Control messages appear on the dis‐
play.
„CHECK OK“ is shown if no messages are
present.
Check Control messages are accompanied
by text messages on the Control Display.
2. Press the button to display additional mes‐
sages, the time and external temperature, or
the date.
4. Turn the controller until the desired limit is
displayed.
5. Press the controller.
The speed limit is stored.
Applying your current speed as the
limit
Displaying stored Check Control
messages
1. "Settings"
1. "Vehicle Info"
3. "Select current speed"
2. "Vehicle status"
The system adopts your current speed as the
limit.
3.
"Check Control"
4. Select the text message.
2. "Speed"
Activating/deactivating the limit
Messages after trip completion
1. "Settings"
Special messages that were displayed during a
trip are displayed again after the ignition is
switched off.
2. "Speed"
3. "Warning"
Speed limit
Entry of a speed limit which, when reached,
should cause a Check Control message to be
issued.
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Settings on the Control
Display
Controls
3. "Time:"
Time
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Setting the time zone
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
4. Turn the controller until the desired hours
are displayed.
5. Press the controller.
6. Turn the controller until the desired minutes
are displayed.
7. Press the controller.
The time is stored.
Setting the time format
3. "Time zone:"
1. "Settings"
4. Select the desired time zone.
2. "Time/Date"
The time zone is stored.
3. "Format:"
Setting the time
1. "Settings"
4. Select the desired format.
The time format is stored.
Date
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Setting the date
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Date:"
2. "Time/Date"
4. Turn the controller until the desired day is
displayed.
5. Press the controller.
6. Make the necessary settings for the month
and year.
The date is stored.
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Setting the date format
1. "Settings"
Units of measure
Setting the units of measure
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired format.
To set the units for fuel consumption, route/dis‐
tance, temperature, and pressure:
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
The date format is stored.
Language
3. Select the desired menu item.
Setting the language
To set the language on the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
4. Select the desired unit.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Brightness
2. "Language/Units"
3. "Language:"
Setting the brightness
To set the brightness of the Control Display:
1. "Settings"
2. "Control display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Select the desired language.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Setting the voice dialog
Voice dialog for the voice activation system, re‐
fer to page 26.
4. Turn the controller until the desired bright‐
ness is set.
5. Press the controller.
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The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Depending on the light conditions, the bright‐
ness control may not be clearly visible.
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Lamps
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
At a glance
Parking lamps
: the vehicle lamps light
Switch position
up on all sides, e.g., for parking.
Do not use the parking lamps for extended pe‐
riods; otherwise, the battery may become dis‐
charged and it would then be impossible to start
the engine.
When parking, it is preferable to switch on the
one-sided roadside parking lamps, refer to
page 90.
Low beams
Switch position
with the ignition switched
on: the low beams light up.
Welcome lamps
When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in
or
: the parking and interior
position
lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is un‐
locked.
0
Lamps off and daytime running lights
1
Parking lamps and daytime running lights
2
Low-beam headlamps and welcome lamps
3
Automatic headlamp control, daytime run‐
ning lights, welcome lamps, adaptive light
control, and High-beam Assistant
Activating/deactivating the welcome
lamps
1. "Settings"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Welcome light"
Parking lamps/low beams,
headlamp control
General information
If the driver's door is opened while the ignition is
switched off, the exterior lighting is switched off
automatically in the following switch settings:
0,
,
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The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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Headlamp courtesy delay feature
Daytime running lights
The low beams stay lit for a short while after the
ignition is switched off, if the lamps are switched
off and the headlamp flasher is switched on.
The daytime running lights light up in posi‐
and
. After the ignition is
tion 0,
switched off, the parking lamps light up in posi‐
tion
.
Setting the duration
1. "Settings"
Activating/deactivating
2. "Lighting"
1. "Settings"
3. "Pathway light.: s"
2. "Lighting"
3. "Daytime running lamps"
4. Set the duration.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Automatic headlamp control
Switch position
: the low beams are switched
on and off automatically, e.g., in tunnels, in twi‐
light or if there is precipitation. The LED next to
the symbol lights up.
A blue sky with the sun low on the horizon can
cause the lights to be switched on.
The low beams remain switched on independ‐
ent of the ambient lighting conditions when you
switch on the front fog lamps.
Personal responsibility
The automatic headlamp control cannot
serve as a substitute for your personal judgment
in determining when the lamps should be
switched on in response to ambient lighting
conditions.
For example, the sensors are unable to detect
fog or hazy weather. To avoid safety risks, you
should always switch on the lamps manually un‐
der these conditions.◀
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Adaptive light control
The concept
Adaptive light control is a variable headlamp
control system that enables dynamic illumina‐
tion of the road surface.
Depending on the steering angle and other pa‐
rameters, the light from the headlamp follows
the course of the road.
In sharp curves, e.g. serpentines, or during turn‐
ing, up to a certain speed one of the two front
fog lamps is switched on as a turning lamp. This
provides improved illumination of the area inside
the curve.
Controls
Activating
Switch position
on.
with the ignition switched
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Lamps
The turning lamps are automatically switched
on depending on the steering angle or the use
of turn signals.
Left and right roadside parking lamps
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adaptive
Light Control does not swivel to the driver's side
when the vehicle is at a standstill.
Switching on
When driving in reverse, both turning lamps are
active.
Malfunction
A message is displayed.
Adaptive light control is malfunctioning or has
failed. Have the system checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
Self-leveling headlights
LED headlamps
The self-leveling headlights feature adapts the
light distribution to the contours of the road.
The light distribution is lowered on hilltops to
avoid blinding oncoming traffic and tilted in de‐
pressions to increase visibility.
High beams/roadside parking
lamps
The vehicle can be illuminated on one side.
After parking the vehicle, press the lever up or
down beyond the resistance point for ap‐
prox. 2 seconds, arrow 3.
The roadside parking lamps drain the battery.
Therefore, do not leave them on for unduly long
periods of time; otherwise, the battery might not
have enough power to start the engine.
Switching off
Briefly press the lever in the opposite direction
to the pressure point, arrow 3.
High-beam Assistant
The concept
When the lights are switched on, this system
automatically switches the high beams on and
off. The procedure is controlled by a sensor on
the front of the interior rearview mirror. The as‐
sistant ensures that the high beams are
switched on whenever the traffic situation al‐
lows. The driver can intervene at any time and
switch the high beams on and off as usual.
Activating the High-beam Assistant
1. Turn the light switch to
.
2. With the low beams switched on, briefly
push the turn indicator lever in the direction
of the high beam.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Roadside parking lamps
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The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up. The high beams are
switched on and off automatically.
The system responds to light from oncoming
traffic and traffic driving ahead of you, and to ad‐
equate illumination, e.g., in towns and cities.
Switching the high beams on and off
manually
Controls
System limits
Personal responsibility
The High-beam Assistant cannot serve as
a substitute for the driver's personal judgment
of when to use the high beams. Therefore, man‐
ually switch off the high beams in situations
where this is required to avoid a safety risk.◀
The system is not fully functional in situations
such as the following, and driver intervention
may be necessary:
▷ In very unfavorable weather conditions,
such as fog or heavy precipitation.
▷ In detecting poorly-lit road users, such as
pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and
wagons; when driving close to train or ship
traffic; and at animal crossings.
▷ High beams on, arrow 1.
▷ High beams off/headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
To reactivate the High-beam Assistant, briefly
push the turn indicator lever toward the high
beams.
Activating/deactivating via iDrive
1. "Settings"
▷ In tight curves, on hilltops or in depressions,
in cross traffic or half-obscured oncoming
traffic on freeways.
▷ In poorly-lit towns and cities and in the pres‐
ence of highly reflective signs.
▷ At low speeds.
▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
▷ If the sensor view field is dirty.
2. "Lighting"
3. "High beam assistant"
The view field of the sensor is located on the
front of the interior rearview mirror.
Do not cover this area with stickers, etc.
Clean the sensor view field with a cloth mois‐
tened with a small amount of glass cleaner.
Front fog lamps
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Press the button. The green indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.
If the automatic headlamp control, refer to
page 89, is activated, the low beams will come
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on automatically when you switch on the fog
lamps.
To switch off permanently: press the button for
approx. 3 seconds.
To clear this setting: briefly press the button.
Instrument lighting
Reading lamps
Adjust the brightness using the thumbwheel.
Press the button.
Reading lamps are located at the front and rear
next to the interior lamps.
Interior lamps
Danger of burns
General information
The interior lamps, footwell lamps, exit lamps,
trunk lamps, and courtesy lamps are controlled
automatically.
Do not reach into the opening of the lamps;
otherwise, there is a risk of burns.◀
The LEDs for the courtesy lamps are set in the
door handles and illuminate the ground in front
of the doors.
To avoid draining the battery, all lamps inside
the car are switched off about 8 minutes after
the ignition is switched off, Start/Stop button,
refer to page 66.
Switching the interior lamps on and off
Press the button.
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Safety
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Airbags
1
Front airbags
2
Head airbags
3
Side airbags
Front airbags
▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.
Front airbags help protect the driver and front
passenger by responding to frontal impacts in
which safety belts alone cannot provide ade‐
quate restraint.
▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the
steering wheel rim, holding your hands at
the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to keep
the danger of injury to your hands or arms as
low as possible if the airbag is triggered.
Side airbags
▷ There should be no people, animals, or ob‐
jects between an airbag and a person.
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.
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
▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
▷ Keep the dashboard and window on the
front passenger side clear, i.e., do not cover
with adhesive labels or coverings, and do not
attach holders such as for navigation instru‐
ments and mobile phones.
▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sitting
correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and legs
in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries can
occur if the front airbag is triggered.
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▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or
other objects on the front passenger seat
that are not approved specifically for seats
with integrated side airbags.
▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as jack‐
ets, over the backrests.
▷ Make sure that occupants keep their heads
away from the side airbag and do not rest
against the head airbag; otherwise, injuries
can occur if the airbags are triggered.
▷ Do not remove the airbag restraint system.
▷ Do not remove the steering wheel.
▷ Do not apply adhesive materials to the air‐
bag cover panels, 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 headliner.◀
Automatic deactivation of the front
passenger airbags
The occupation of the seat is detected by eval‐
uating the impression on the occupied seat sur‐
face of the front passenger seat.
The front and side airbags on the front passen‐
ger side are activated or deactivated accordingly
by the system.
The indicator lamp above the interior rearview
mirror shows the current status of the front pas‐
senger airbags, deactivated or activated, refer to
Front passenger airbag indicator lamp below.
Leave feet in the footwell
Make sure that the front passenger keeps
his or her feet in the footwell; otherwise, the front
passenger airbags may not function properly.◀
Child restraint fixing system in the front
passenger seat
Even when all instructions are followed closely,
injury from contact with the airbags cannot be
ruled out in certain situations.
Before transporting a child on the front passen‐
ger seat, refer to the safety notes and instruc‐
tions under Children on the front passenger
seat, refer to page 60.◀
The ignition and inflation noise may lead to
short-term and, in most cases, temporary hear‐
ing impairment in sensitive individuals.
Malfunction of the automatic
deactivation system
In the case of a malfunction, deactivation
and after triggering of the airbags
Do not touch the individual components imme‐
diately after the system has been triggered; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of burns.
Only have the airbags checked, repaired or dis‐
mantled and the airbag generator scrapped by
your service center or a workshop that has the
necessary authorization for handling explosives.
Non-professional attempts to service the sys‐
tem could lead to failure in an emergency or un‐
desired triggering of the airbag, either of which
could result in injury.◀
Warnings and information on the airbags are
also found on the sun visors.
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When transporting older children and adults, the
front passenger airbags may be deactivated in
certain sitting positions. In this case, the indica‐
tor lamp for the front passenger airbags lights
up.
In this case, change the sitting position so that
the front passenger airbags are activated and
the indicator lamp goes out.
If it is not possible to activate the airbags, have
the person sit in the rear.
To make sure that occupation of the seat cush‐
ion can be detected correctly:
▷ Do not attach seat covers, seat cushion pad‐
ding, ball mats or other items to the passen‐
ger seat unless they are specifically recom‐
mended by BMW.
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▷ Do not place objects under the seat that
could press against the seat from below.
Controls
Operational readiness of airbag system
Indicator lamp for the front passenger
airbags
When the ignition is switched on,, refer to
page 66, the warning lamp comes on briefly to
indicate that the entire airbag system and the
belt tensioners are operational.
Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the ar‐
rangement of the switches and indicator lamps
may differ somewhat.
The indicator lamp for the front passenger air‐
bags indicates the operating state of the front
passenger airbags.
The lamp indicates whether the airbags are ac‐
tivated or deactivated.
Airbag system malfunction
▷ The warning lamp does not light up after the
ignition is switched on.
▷ Warning lamp remains permanently on.
Have the airbag system checked without
delay if there is a malfunction
▷ The indicator lamp lights up when a child in
a child restraint fixing system intended for
the purpose is properly detected on the
seat. The airbags on the front passenger
side are not activated.
In the event of a malfunction in the airbag sys‐
tem, have it checked without delay; otherwise,
there is the risk that the system will not function
as intended even if a sufficiently severe accident
occurs.◀
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when,
for example, a correctly seated person of
sufficient size is detected on the seat. The
airbags on the front passenger side are ac‐
tivated.
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when
the seat is empty. However, the airbags on
the front passenger side are not activated.
The system generally detects children seated in
a child seat, especially in the child seats that
were required by NHTSA when the vehicle was
manufactured. After installing a child seat, make
sure that the indicator lamp for the front pas‐
senger airbags lights up. This indicates that the
child seat has been detected and the front pas‐
senger airbags are not activated.
The concept
The system does not measure the actual infla‐
tion pressure in the tires.
It detects a pressure loss in a tire by comparing
the rotational speeds of the individual wheels
while moving.
In the event of a pressure loss, the diameter and
therefore the rotational speed of the corre‐
sponding wheel change. This is detected and
reported as a flat tire.
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Functional requirements
The system must have been initialized when the
tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. In‐
itialize the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"Reset"
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
5. Start the initialization with "Reset".
System limits
Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in ad‐
vance.◀
A natural, even pressure loss in all four tires can‐
not be detected. Therefore, check the tire infla‐
tion pressure regularly.
The system could be delayed or malfunction in
the following situations:
▷ When the system has not been initialized.
▷ When driving on a snowy or slippery road
surface.
▷ Sporty driving style: slip in the drive wheels,
high lateral acceleration.
▷ When driving with snow chains.
When driving with a compact wheel, the Flat Tire
Monitor is unable to function.
Status display
The current status of the Flat Tire Monitor can
be displayed on the Control Display, e.g.,
whether or not the FTM is active.
1. "Vehicle Info"
6. Drive away.
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 warning lamp lights up red. A
message appears on the Control Dis‐
play. In addition, a signal sounds.
There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire inflation
pressure.
Reduce your speed and stop cautiously. Avoid
sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat tires
as provided at the factory, do not continue driv‐
ing. Continuing to drive could cause severe ac‐
cidents.◀
When a flat tire is indicated, DSC Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control is switched on if necessary.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
Do not initialize the system when driving with
snow chains or with a compact wheel.
"Flat Tire Monitor"
Run-flat tires
The status is displayed.
Maximum speed
Initialization
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
The initialization process adopts the set inflation
tire pressures as reference values for the detec‐
tion of a flat tire. Initialization is started by con‐
firming the inflation pressures.
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Continued driving with a flat tire
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
If the defective tire continues to lose pres‐
sure, its position will be indicated to you on
the Control Display.
3. At the next opportunity, check the inflation
pressure in all four tires.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not have
been initialized. In this case, initialize the
system.
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Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
The concept
The tire inflation pressure is measured in the
four mounted tires. The system notifies you if
there is a significant loss of pressure in one or
more tires.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
Functional requirements
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
The system must have been reset while the in‐
flation pressure was correct; otherwise, reliable
signaling of a flat tire is not ensured.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is ap‐
prox. 50 miles/80 km.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics to en‐
sure that the system will operate properly.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e. g., curbs, potholes, etc.
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Reset the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
System limits
Sudden tire damage
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in ad‐
vance.◀
The system does not operate correctly if it has
not been reset. For example, a flat tire may be
indicated despite correct tire inflation pres‐
sures.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire:
▷ If a wheel without TPM electronics is
mounted, e.g., compact wheel.
▷ When the TPM is disturbed by other sys‐
tems or devices with the same radio fre‐
quency.
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Status display
Resetting the system
1. "Vehicle Info"
Reset the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
2. "Vehicle status"
3.
"TPM"
The status is displayed.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Status indicator on the Control Display
3.
The tire and system status is indicated by the
color of the tires.
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
A change in the tire inflation pressure during
driving is taken into account.
6. Drive away.
A correction is only necessary if this is indicated
by the TPM
Wheels, green
The tire inflation pressure is equal to the target
state.
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.
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus issues a warning based on
the inflation pressures initialized last.
"Reset"
5. Reset the tire pressure using "Reset".
The tires are shown in gray and "Resetting
TPM..." is displayed.
After driving for a few minutes, the set tire infla‐
tion pressures are applied as set values. The re‐
setting process is completed automatically as
you drive. The tires are shown in green and
"TPM active" is shown on the Control Display.
The trip can be interrupted at any time. If you
drive away again, the process resumes auto‐
matically. Do not reset the system when driving
with a compact wheel.
If a flat tire is detected while the system is re‐
setting, all tires on the Control Display are dis‐
played in yellow. The message "Low tire!" is
shown.
Low tire pressure message
The small warning lamp lights up yel‐
low and the large warning lamp lights
up red. A message appears on the
Control Display. In addition, a signal
▷ A flat tire in one or more tires while the sys‐
tem is being reset.
Wheels, gray
The system cannot detect a flat tire.
Reasons for this may be:
▷ TPM is being reset.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency.
▷ Malfunction.
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sounds.
▷ There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire in‐
flation pressure.
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus issues warnings based on
the inflation pressures initialized last.
Reduce your speed and stop cautiously. Avoid
sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
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Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat tires
as provided at the factory, do not continue driv‐
ing. Continuing to drive could cause severe ac‐
cidents.◀
When a low inflation pressure is indicated, DSC
Dynamic Stability Control is switched on if nec‐
essary.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Run-flat tires
Controls
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Final tire failure
Maximum speed
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
Continued driving with a flat tire
If continuing to drive with a damaged tire:
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at the
next opportunity.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been reset. Reset the system.
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
Message when the system was not
reset
The yellow warning lamp lights up. A
message appears on the Control Dis‐
play.
The system detected a wheel change but was
not reset.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
Warnings regarding the current tire inflation
pressure are not reliable.
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
Check the tire inflation pressure and reset the
system.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is ap‐
prox. 50 miles/80 km.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e. g., curbs, potholes, etc.
Malfunction
The small warning lamp flashes in yel‐
low and then lights up continuously;
the larger warning lamp comes on in
yellow. On the Control Display, the
tires are shown in gray and a message appears.
No flat tire can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
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▷ If a wheel without TPM electronics is fitted,
for instance a compact wheel: have the serv‐
ice center check it if necessary.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
▷ TPM could not be fully reset. Reset the sys‐
tem again.
▷ Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency: after leaving the area
of the disturbance, the system automatically
becomes active again.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring
Systems
Each tire, including the spare (if provided)
should be checked monthly when cold and in‐
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size indicated on
the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure la‐
bel, you should determine the proper tire infla‐
tion pressure for those tires.).
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring
system (TPMS) that 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 effi‐
ciency and tire tread life, and may affect the ve‐
hicle's handling and stopping ability.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when
the system is not operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined with the low
tire pressure telltale. When the system detects
a malfunction, the telltale will flash for approxi‐
mately one minute and then remain continu‐
ously illuminated. This sequence will continue
upon subsequent vehicle startups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction indi‐
cator 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
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.
Lane departure warning
The concept
This system issues a warning at speeds above
approx. 40 mph/65 km/h if the vehicle is about
to leave the lane on roads with lane markings.
The steering wheel begins vibrating lightly. The
time when the warning is issued may vary with
the current driving situation.
The system does not issue a warning if the turn
signal is set before leaving the lane.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's re‐
sponsibility to maintain correct tire pressure,
even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pres‐
sure telltale.
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▷ Automatically after approx. 3 seconds.
▷ After the vehicle returns to its lane.
▷ During heavy brake application.
▷ When the turn signal flashes.
System limits
Personal responsibility
Press button 1 on the steering wheel.
The system cannot serve as a substitute
for the driver's personal judgment of the course
of the road and the traffic situation.
▷ Off: lane markings 2 go out.
In the event of a warning, do not jerk the steering
wheel; otherwise, you may lose control over the
vehicle.◀
The system can issue warnings at speeds above
approx. 40 mph/65 km/h.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations:
The state is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
▷ In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ On: lane markings 2 are lit.
Display
▷ In the event of worn, poorly visible, merging,
diverging, or multiple lane markings such as
in construction areas.
▷ When the demarcation lines are covered by
snow, ice, dirt or water.
▷ In tight curves or on narrow lanes.
▷ When the demarcation lines are covered by
objects.
▷ When driving very close to the vehicle in
front of you.
▷ When driving toward bright lights.
1
The system is activated.
2
Arrows: at least one lane marking was de‐
tected and warnings can be issued.
Issuing a warning
If the vehicle begins leaving the lane and a lane
marking has been detected, the steering wheel
begins vibrating.
If the turn signal is set before the lane is
changed, a warning is not issued.
Canceling a warning
The warning is canceled:
▷ When the windshield is fogged over, dirty or
covered by a sticker, etc., in front of the in‐
terior rearview mirror.
Malfunctions
Steering wheel vibration
Frequent activation of the steering wheel vibra‐
tion causes the system to overheat.
The lane departure warning system is deacti‐
vated.
Let the system cool and reactivate it by pressing
the button.
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Camera
BMW X6
The camera is located on the front of the interior
rearview mirror.
▷ During normal brake application, the outer
brake lamps light up.
Keep the area in front of the interior rearview
mirror clear.
▷ During heavy brake application, the inner
brake lamps light up in addition.
Brake force display
The concept
BMW X5
▷ During normal brake application, the outer
brake lamps light up.
▷ During heavy brake application, the inner
brake lamps light up in addition.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during brak‐
ing.
The vehicle remains steerable even during full
brake applications, thus increasing active
safety.
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
This system utilizes all of the benefits provided
by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of the full braking.
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC
The concept
DSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheels
when driving away and accelerating.
DSC also recognizes unstable vehicle condi‐
tions, such as fishtailing or nose-diving. Subject
to physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicle
on a steady course by reducing engine speed
and by applying brakes to the individual wheels.
Adjust your driving style to the situation
An appropriate driving style is always the
responsibility of the driver.
CBC Cornering Brake Control
The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even
with DSC.
When braking during curves or when braking
during a lane change, driving stability and steer‐
ing response are improved further.
Do not reduce the additional safety margin with
a risky driving style, as otherwise there is a risk
of an accident.◀
Electronic brake-force
distribution
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
Deactivating DSC: DSC OFF
When DSC is deactivated, driving stability is re‐
duced during acceleration and when driving in
bends.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Brake assistant
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the maximum braking
force boost. It thus helps to achieve the shortest
possible braking distance during full braking.
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Deactivating DSC
DSC and DTC deactivated.
Press and hold the button, but not longer than
approx. 10 seconds, until the indicator lamp for
DSC lights up in the instrument cluster and DSC
OFF is displayed. DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol and DSC are deactivated together.
A message appears on the Control Display.
Please note any supplementary information that
appears there.
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC
The concept
The DTC system is a version of the DSC in which
forward momentum is optimized.
Press the button.
The system ensures maximum forward momen‐
tum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed
snowy roads, but driving stability is limited.
DSC OFF and the indicator lamp in the instru‐
ment cluster go out.
It is therefore necessary to drive with appropri‐
ate caution.
For better control
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC un‐
der the following special circumstances:
Activating DSC
The indicator lamp flashes: DSC con‐
trols the drive forces and brake forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC and
DTC has failed.
DSC deactivated:
▷ When driving in sand, on snowy inclines, in
slush, or on unplowed, snow-covered road
surfaces
▷ When rocking a vehicle free or starting off in
deep snow, sand, or on loose ground
▷ When driving with snow chains.
The indicator lamp lights up and
DSC OFF appears in the instrument
cluster.
Deactivating/activating DTC Dynamic
Traction Control
Activating the Dynamic Traction Control DTC
provides maximum traction on loose ground.
Driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
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xDrive
Activating DTC
xDrive is the all-wheel-drive system of your ve‐
hicle. The combined effects of xDrive and DSC
further optimize the traction and dynamic driv‐
ing characteristics. The 4-wheel drive system
xDrive variably distributes the drive forces to the
front and rear axle depending on the driving sit‐
uation and prevailing road conditions.
Press the button.
TRACTION is displayed in the instrument clus‐
ter and the indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up.
Dynamic Performance
Control
The concept
Deactivating DTC
Press the button again.
TRACTION and the indicator lamp in the instru‐
ment cluster go out.
For better control
The indicator lamp flashes: DTC con‐
trols the drive forces and brake forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DSC and
DTC has failed.
DTC activated:
The indicator lamp lights up and TRAC‐
TION appears in the instrument cluster.
DTC is activated.
Dynamic Performance Control optimizes the
handling characteristics of your vehicle when
starting off, cornering, and during evasive ma‐
neuvers.
To achieve this, the system variably distributes
the drive torque of the rear axle to the two rear
wheels. This further increases the steering pre‐
cision and tracking stability of your vehicle.
Display
The Control Display shows how xDrive and Dy‐
namic Performance Control are distributing the
drive forces.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Torque distribution"
The current distribution of drive forces is indi‐
cated by arrows pointing to all four wheels.
The highlighted arrows show the drive forces
currently present. The longer an arrow is, the
greater the drive forces in the associated wheel.
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The transparent arrows indicate the maximum
value the drive forces over the last 10 seconds.
Malfunction
Malfunctions are displayed via Check Control,
refer to page 83.
Hill Descent Control HDC
The concept
HDC is a downhill driving assistant that auto‐
matically controls vehicle speed on steep down‐
hill gradients. The vehicle moves at approxi‐
mately walking speed without braking
intervention by the driver.
You can activate the Hill Descent Control at
speeds below approx. 22 mph/35 km/h. When
moving downhill at speeds below approx.
22 mph/35 km/h, the vehicle reduces its speed
to approximately walking speed, approx.
5 mph/8 km/h and keeps it constant.
1
Increasing speed
2
Pull to the resistance point: reduce the
speed to approx. 4 mph/6 km/h
3
Pull beyond the resistance point: on inclines
over 10 %, reduce the speed to ap‐
prox. 3 mph/4 km/h
Activating HDC
Only use HDC in transmission positions D or R.
Increasing or reducing speed
The speed can be changed in the range from
approx. 4 mph/6 km/h to ap‐
prox. 15 mph/25 km/h by pressing the acceler‐
ator or brake pedal lightly.
A target speed within the same range can be
specified using the lever of the cruise control.
On inclines over 10 %, you can reduce the speed
to approx. 3 mph/4 km/h. Pull the lever of the
cruise control beyond the resistance point, ar‐
row 3.
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Press the button; the LED above the button
lights up.
The LED flashes when the brakes are applied
automatically.
Deactivating HDC
Press the button again; the LED goes out. HDC
is automatically deactivated above approx.
37 mph/60 km/h.
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Displays in the instrument cluster
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Chassis and suspension tuning
Two chassis and suspension tunings are avail‐
able for selection.
▷ Normal:
The comfortable basic setting offers opti‐
mum comfort when traveling.
▷ Sport:
The sporty basic setting offers increased
driving agility.
1
Display for target speed
2
HDC display
Selecting chassis and suspension
tuning
Malfunction
HDC is temporarily unavailable in the following
situations due to a high brake temperature:
▷ The LED in the button and the display HDC
go out during HDC operation.
▷ The LED in the button and the HDC display
do not light up when the button is pressed.
Press the button.
Malfunction of driving
stability control systems
Adapting your driving style
When driving on poor roads, avoid using
full throttle or pressing the accelerator beyond
the kickdown point and also avoid heavy brak‐
ing. Otherwise, the drive train may be damaged
or accidents can occur.◀
Adaptive Drive
The concept
Adaptive Drive reduces the body roll which oc‐
curs when cornering quickly or during fast eva‐
sive maneuvers. In addition, Adaptive Drive re‐
duces the steering angle requirement, improves
the running comfort, and enhances the dynamic
driving characteristics of your vehicle.
The system switches between the two chassis
and suspension tuning settings.
▷ Sport:
The LED in the button lights up and SPORT
is displayed in the instrument panel.
▷ Normal:
The LED in the button goes out.
The selection of the chassis and suspension
tuning setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Drive-off assistant
This system supports driving away on gradients.
The parking brake is not required.
1. Hold the vehicle in place with the foot brake.
2. Release the foot brake and drive away with‐
out delay.
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Depending on the vehicle load, the vehicle may
roll back slightly.
Driving off without delay
After releasing the foot brake, start driving
without delay, since the drive-off assistant will
not hold the vehicle in place for more than ap‐
prox. 2 seconds and the vehicle will begin rolling
back.◀
Self-leveling suspension
The concept
The self-leveling suspension on the rear axle
assures a continuous ground clearance.
To do so, the height of the vehicle is measured
by sensors at both rear wheels.
If the actual height deviates from the defined
height, such as due to cargo in the vehicle, this
difference is compensated very quickly. In ad‐
dition, spring motions resulting from cornering
or irregularities in the road surface are reduced
to a minimum.
The system works automatically.
Malfunctions
Malfunctions are displayed via Check Control,
refer to page 83.
Active steering
more. This improves the handling of your vehicle
over the entire speed range.
In critical situations, the system can make tar‐
geted corrections to the steering angle provided
by the driver and thus stabilize the vehicle before
the driver intervenes.
Malfunction
The warning lamp lights up yellow and
a message is shown on the Control
Display. The active steering is defec‐
tive or has been temporarily deacti‐
vated. At low speeds, greater steering wheel
movements are required, whereas at higher
speeds, the vehicle reacts more sensitively to
steering wheel movements. The stability-pro‐
moting intervention can also be deactivated.
Proceed cautiously and drive defensively.
Deactivation
Active steering deactivates in order to carry out
an initialization. This deactivation is displayed by
means of a message. The initialization can take
several minutes.
If the message does not disappear during the
current trip, have the system checked.
Defect
In the event of a defect, a corresponding text
message is displayed. Have the system
checked.
The concept
The active steering actively varies the steering
angle of the front wheels in relation to the steer‐
ing wheel movements. In addition, it also varies
the steering force required for steering depend‐
ing on the vehicle's speed.
When you are driving in the low speed range, for
instance in a town or when parking, the steering
angle increases, i.e., steering becomes very di‐
rect. In the higher speed range, on the other
hand, the steering angle is reduced more and
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Active cruise control
With active cruise control you can select a de‐
sired speed which is then automatically main‐
tained when driving on open roadways and is
varied to maintain a selected distance setting to
slower moving vehicles ahead.
Active cruise control represents a technological
advance over the familiar cruise control and is a
welcome relief from the constant adjustment of
speed that can accompany driving in traffic on
highways or other high-speed thoroughfares.
Especially on longer trips and in traffic conges‐
tion, the system can reduce fatigue and tension,
while increasing your enjoyment of driving.
Please use it safely and responsibly.
In addition to holding a steady cruising speed, if
you encounter slower vehicles ahead, active
cruise control will, within limits, adjust your ve‐
hicle's speed automatically so that you can flow
with the traffic without having to make constant
adjustments. If, for example, while cruising at the
selected speed, you begin to approach a slower
vehicle ahead of you in the same lane, the sys‐
tem will reduce your vehicle's speed to the same
as that of the vehicle ahead to maintain your se‐
lected distance setting. You can vary the follow‐
ing distance, which will vary with speed. Based
on your selected distance setting, the system
automatically decreases the throttle setting and
lightly applies the brakes if necessary. In addi‐
tion, if the vehicle ahead of you slows to a com‐
plete stop, the system can follow this action
within the given scope and can also accelerate
from a complete stop if the vehicle ahead of you
drives off again shortly thereafter. During brak‐
ing, your vehicle brake lamps will automatically
illuminate to alert a following driver to take ac‐
tion. In addition, it may be necessary for your
vehicle to downshift the automatic transmission
to maintain the distance setting selected. As
soon as the road in front of you has no moving
vehicles, the system will accelerate to your de‐
sired speed. This set speed is also maintained
on downhill grades, however the vehicle speed
can drop below the set speed when driving uphill
if the engine output is not sufficient.
Personal responsibility
Active cruise control cannot detect stop
signs, red lights, or any object that is stopped or
is blocking the road. Active cruise control is not
and must not be used as a collision avoidance/
warning system. Since this active cruise control
system is a new technology and operates dif‐
ferently from conventional cruise control sys‐
tems to which you may be accustomed, it is
necessary that you read all of the pages relating
to this system before use. Carefully read and
observe the information on the system limita‐
tions, refer to page 113, to obtain a good com‐
mand of the system and its range of applica‐
tions.◀
Brake pedal feel
When the system brakes and you also depress
the brake pedal, a somewhat different braking
feel results.
Professional navigation system
If the vehicle is equipped with a Professional
navigation system, the system adapts the ac‐
celeration and deceleration behavior of the ve‐
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hicle to the road on which you are currently driv‐
ing.
tivated while the vehicle is stationary, refer to
page 112.
To ensure that the system has the latest infor‐
mation on the course of the road, use the most
recent version of the navigation data.
One lever for all functions
If the vehicle position is unknown, e.g., if you
have left the region covered by the map, the
navigation system ceases to influence vehicle
behavior.
Applications
Please try the system first during sparse traffic
and clear road conditions so that you can get
used to the system. After you have experience
and understand the system, only then use it dur‐
ing normal traffic.
As with conventional cruise control systems, ac‐
tive cruise control in no way reduces or substi‐
tutes for the driver's own personal experience,
responsibility, alertness and awareness in ad‐
justing speed, braking or otherwise controlling
the vehicle. The driver should decide when to
use the system on the basis of road, traffic, vis‐
ibility, and weather conditions. Active cruise
control is intended for use on highway-type
roadways where traffic is moving relatively
smoothly as well as in slow-moving traffic con‐
gestion. Do not use the system in city driving; in
complex driving situations; heavy traffic such as
during rush hour; on curvy, winding roads, slip‐
pery roads or roads with sharp curves such as
highway off-ramps; during inclement weather
such as snow, strong rain or fog; or when enter‐
ing interchanges, service/parking areas or toll
booths. It is also important to regulate your ve‐
hicle's speed and distance setting within appli‐
cable legal limits. Always be ready to take action
or apply the brakes if necessary, especially when
the system is actively following a vehicle in front
of you. Otherwise, driving conditions can result
which lead to a violation of the law or elevated
risk of an accident.
1
Storing and increasing the desired
speed 110
2
Storing and reducing the desired
speed 110
3
Interrupting 111 or deactivating 112 the
system
4
Retrieving the stored desired speed and dis‐
tance 112 or driving away 112
5
Selecting the distance to the vehicle
ahead 111
Storing the current speed
Push the lever, arrow 1, or pull it briefly, arrow 2.
The system stores the current vehicle speed. It
is indicated on the speedometer and briefly in
the instrument panel.
The minimum initial activation speed is
20 mph/ 30 km/h, and the maximum speed is
110 mph/ 180 km/h. The system can also be ac‐
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Distance 2
Press or briefly push the lever up to or beyond
the resistance point, arrow 1, until the desired
speed is displayed.
The displayed speed is stored and the vehicle
reaches the stored speed if the road is clear.
▷ With each activation to the resistance point,
the desired speed increases by approx.
1 mph/1 km/h.
▷ With each activation beyond the resistance
point, the desired speed increases by a max‐
imum of 5 mph/10 km/h.
Distance 3
Distance 4, furthest
This distance is set when you ac‐
tivate the system.
Reducing the desired speed
Pull the lever, arrow 2, until the desired speed is
displayed.
The functions are the same as those when in‐
creasing the desired speed.
Selecting the distance
Selecting an appropriate distance
Use good judgement to select the appro‐
priate following distance given road conditions,
traffic, applicable laws and State driving recom‐
mendations for safe following distance. Other‐
wise, a violation of the law or risk of an accident
could result.◀
Interrupting the system
▷ Press the rocker down briefly:
Increase the distance.
▷ Press the rocker up briefly:
Decrease the distance.
The selected distance is displayed in the instru‐
ment panel.
Distance display
Press the lever up or down and additionally de‐
press the brake if the vehicle is stationary. The
mark in the speedometer changes color and the
distance indicator goes out.
In addition, the system is interrupted:
▷ When the brakes are applied.
Distance 1, closest
▷ When the transmission position D is disen‐
gaged.
▷ When DTC is activated or DSC is deacti‐
vated.
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▷ When DSC is activated
▷ When the safety belt and the driver's door
are opened while the vehicle is stationary.
If you are standing behind a vehicle with your
brake pedal depressed and the system is deac‐
tivated or interrupted:
▷ When the system has not detected objects
for an extended period, e.g., on a road with
very little traffic without road edge line mark‐
ings.
1. Select the desired speed using the lever, ar‐
row 1 or arrow 2, or press button 4 to retrieve
a stored speed.
▷ The radar sensor is dirty.
3. When the vehicle ahead of you drives away,
press on the accelerator briefly or press but‐
ton 4.
Active intervention if the system is inter‐
rupted
If the system is interrupted, actively intervene by
braking and, if necessary, with evasive maneu‐
vers; otherwise, there is the danger of an acci‐
dent occurring.◀
Calling up the stored desired speed and
distance
2. Release the brake pedal.
Deactivating the system
▷ When driving, press the lever up or down
twice.
▷ When stationary, do the same while de‐
pressing the brake pedal.
▷ Switch off the ignition.
While driving
The displays go out, and the stored desired
speed and distance are deleted.
Press button 4, refer to page 110. All of the dis‐
plays in the instrument panel lights up.
Displays in instrument cluster
While standing
Before leaving the vehicle
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine
running, engage position P of the automatic
transmission and apply the parking brake. Oth‐
erwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.◀
If a vehicle detected ahead of you slows to a halt
and your vehicle is also brought to a halt by the
system:
1
▷ If the vehicle ahead of you drives away, your
vehicle accelerates automatically as long as
mark 1 for the desired speed in the speed‐
ometer is green.
2
▷ If the vehicle ahead of you drives away when
mark 1 is orange, depress the accelerator
briefly or press button 4.Rolling bars in the
distance indicator 3 mean that the vehicle
ahead of you has driven away.
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Stored desired speed
▷ Green: the system is active.
▷ Orange: the system is interrupted.
Lights up yellow: vehicle detected ahead
Display also used for warnings, please read
all information on warnings.
3
Selected distance to vehicle ahead The in‐
dicator lights up as soon as the system is
activated.
The indicator lights up as soon as the sys‐
tem is activated.
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The bars roll: the vehicle in front of you has
driven off
4
Brief display of stored desired speed
If the display --- mph/---km/h appears briefly,
the conditions necessary for operation may cur‐
rently not be met.
Warning lamps
Display 2 flashes red and a signal
sounds.
The system requests that the you
intervene by braking and carrying
out evasive maneuvers, if necessary. The sys‐
tem cannot independently restore the distance
to the vehicle ahead.
This display does not relieve the driver of the
responsibility to adapt his or her desired driving
speed and style to the traffic conditions.
Display 2 flashes yellow.
The conditions necessary for oper‐
ation of the system are no longer
met, e.g., due to ABS or DSC inter‐
vention. The system applies the brakes until you
actively assume control.
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Dirty or covered sensor
A dirty or covered sensor may hinder the detec‐
tion of vehicles.
▷ If necessary, clean the radar sensor. Re‐
move layers of snow and ice carefully.
▷ Do not cover the view field of the radar sen‐
sor.
Malfunction
The system cannot be activated if the radar sen‐
sor is not aligned correctly. Misalignment may
be caused by damage incurred during parking,
for example.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
▷ OAYARS3-A
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
Radar sensor
▷ This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Position
Any unauthorized modifications or changes to
these devices could void the user's authority to
operate this equipment.
System limits
Speed range
The radar sensor is integrated in the bumper.
Best results are achieved when using the sys‐
tem on well-developed roads and highways.
The desired speed can be selected between
20 mph/30 km/h and 110 mph/180 km/h.
The system can also be activated when station‐
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Comply with the legal speed limit in every situa‐
tion when using the system.
Swerving vehicles
Detection range
A vehicle driving in front of you is not detected
until it is completely within the same lane as your
vehicle.
The detection capacity of the system and the
automatic braking capacity are limited. Twowheeled vehicles driving ahead of you for in‐
stance might not be detected.
Limited detection capacity
Because of the limits to the detection ca‐
pacity, you should be alert at all times so that you
can intervene actively, if necessary; otherwise,
there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀
Deceleration
The system does not decelerate when a sta‐
tionary obstacle is located in the same lane, e.g.,
a vehicle at a red traffic light or at the end of traffic
congestion.
Swerving vehicles
If a vehicle driving ahead of you suddenly
swerves into your lane, the system may not be
able to automatically restore the selected dis‐
tance. This also applies to major speed differ‐
ences to vehicles driving ahead of you, e.g.,
when rapidly approaching a truck. When a vehi‐
cle driving ahead of you is reliably detected, the
system requests that the driver intervene by
braking and carrying out evasive maneuvers, if
necessary. Take action yourself, otherwise
there is a risk of an accident.◀
Unexpected lane change
The system also does not respond to:
▷ Pedestrians or similarly slow road users.
▷ Red traffic lights.
▷ Stationary objects.
▷ Cross traffic.
▷ Approaching traffic.
No warnings
A warning may not be issued when ap‐
proaching a stationary or very slow-moving ob‐
stacle. Take action yourself, otherwise there is
a risk of an accident.◀
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If a vehicle ahead of you unexpectedly moves
into another lane from behind a stopped vehicle,
you yourself must react, as the system does not
react to stopped vehicles.
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Driver interventions and your
responsibility
Your actions have priority at all times. When you
press on the accelerator pedal while driving, au‐
tomatic braking is not performed and the bars in
the distance display go out until you lift your foot
from the accelerator pedal. Once you release the
accelerator pedal, the desired speed is achieved
again on clear roads or the selected distance to
the vehicle ahead is maintained.
If the desired speed is too high for a curve, the
speed is reduced slightly in the curve, although
curves cannot be anticipated in advance. There‐
fore, drive into a curve at an appropriate speed.
In tight curves, situations may result due to the
restricted detection range of the system in
which a vehicle driving ahead of you may not be
detected at all, or not until after a considerable
delay.
Making braking possible
Anytime the driver presses down on the
accelerator pedal, any braking action by the sys‐
tem is interrupted and the distance indicator
goes out until the pedal is fully released. As soon
as you fully release the accelerator, the system
will again control your cruising speed and dis‐
tance setting. While driving with the system ac‐
tivated, resting your foot on the acelerator pedal
will cause the system not to brake even if nec‐
essary. Be certain that floormats or other ob‐
jects on the vehicle floor do not interfere with
movement of the acccelerator pedal.◀
Limits of automatic braking
When approaching a curve, the system may re‐
act briefly to the vehicles in the next lane due to
the bend of the curve. Any deceleration of the
vehicle by the system can be compensated for
by briefly accelerating. After the accelerator
pedal is released, the system becomes active
again and independently controls the speed.
Driving away
In some situations, the vehicle cannot drive
away automatically, e.g., on steep inclines, with
a heavy trailer or behind bumps in the road.
While active cruise control is capable of
braking your vehicle automatically when you ap‐
proach a slower vehicle ahead, it is important to
be aware that the ability of the system to apply
the brakes is also limited, e.g. when you reduce
your desired speed sharply. lt uses only a portion
of braking system capacity and does not utilize
the full capacity of the vehicle braking system.
Therefore, the system cannot decrease your
speed for large differences in speed between
your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Examples:
when you approach a vehicle traveling at a much
lower speed than your own speed such as ap‐
proaching a toll booth or when a much slower
vehicle cuts in front of you at close range.◀
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Cruise control
The car's current speed is stored and main‐
tained. It is displayed on the speedometer and
briefly in the instrument cluster.
The concept
The system is functional at speeds beginning at
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
The speed specified using the lever on the
steering column is maintained.
The system brakes on downhill gradients if en‐
gine braking action is insufficient.
Do not use cruise control
Do not use the system if unfavorable con‐
ditions make it impossible to drive at a constant
speed, for instance:
▷ On curvy roads.
▷ In heavy traffic.
▷ On slippery roads, in fog, snow or rain, or on
a loose road surface.
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident.◀
One lever for all functions
On uphill gradients, it may prove impossible to
maintain the set speed if current engine power
output is insufficient. If the engine braking effect
is insufficient on downhill slopes, the system will
brake the vehicle slightly.
Increasing desired speed
Repeatedly press the lever to the resistance
point or beyond, arrow 1, until the desired speed
is reached.
▷ Each time the lever is pressed to the point of
resistance, the desired speed increases by
approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
▷ Each time the lever is pressed beyond the
resistance point, the desired speed is in‐
creased by up to 5 mph/10 km/h.
The system stores and maintains the speed.
Accelerating using the lever
Accelerating slightly:
Press the lever to the resistance point, arrow 1,
until the desired speed is reached.
Accelerating significantly:
Press the lever beyond the resistance point, ar‐
row 1, until the desired speed is reached.
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the
accelerator pedal. The system stores and main‐
tains the speed.
1
Storing and maintaining speed or accelerat‐
ing
Decreasing speed
2
Storing and maintaining speed or deceler‐
ating
3
Interrupting and deactivating the system
Repeatedly pull the lever to the resistance point
or beyond, arrow 2, until the desired speed is
displayed.
4
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Maintaining current speed
Push, arrow 1, or pull, arrow 2, the lever to the
resistance point.
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▷ Each time the lever is pulled to the resist‐
ance point, the desired speed is decreased
by approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
▷ Each time the lever is pulled beyond the re‐
sistance point, the desired speed is reduced
by up to 5 mph/10 km/h until the minimum
speed of 20 mph/30 km/h is achieved.
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The system stores and maintains the speed.
Interrupting the system
Press the lever up or down, arrow 3: display 1 in
the speedometer changes color, refer to
page 117.
In addition, the system is interrupted:
▷ When the brakes are applied.
▷ When the transmission position D is disen‐
gaged.
▷ When DTC is activated or DSC is deacti‐
vated.
▷ When DSC or ABS is intervening.
Warning lamp
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▷ Green: the system is active.
▷ Orange: the system is interrupted.
2
Selected desired speed appears briefly
If the display --- mph or --- km/h appears briefly,
conditions may not be adequate to operate the
system.
Call up Check Control messages, refer to
page 84.
Malfunction
The warning lamp lights up. The sys‐
tem is malfunctioning or has failed.
A message appears on the Control
Display. More information, refer to page 83.
The warning lamp lights up if cruise
control has been deactivated auto‐
matically, e.g., by a control interven‐
tion of the DSC. A message appears on the Con‐
trol Display.
Park Distance Control PDC
Resuming cruising speed
In addition to the PDC Park Distance Control, the
backup camera, refer to page 120, can be
switched on.
Press button 4:
The stored speed is resumed and maintained.
Deactivating the system
▷ Press the lever upward or downward twice,
arrow 3.
▷ Switch off the ignition.
The stored speed is cleared.
Displays in the instrument cluster
The concept
PDC supports you when parking. A slow ap‐
proach to an object in front of or behind your ve‐
hicle is announced by:
▷ Signal tones.
▷ Visual display.
Measurement
Measurements are made by ultrasound sensors
in the bumpers.
The range is approx. 6 ft/2 m.
An acoustic warning is first given:
▷ By the front sensors and two rear corner
sensors at approx. 24 in/60 cm.
▷ By the rear middle sensors at approx.
5 ft/1.50 m.
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Stored desired speed
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Check the traffic situation as well
PDC cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's personal judgment of the traffic situa‐
tion. Check the traffic situation around the vehi‐
cle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside of the PDC detection range.
Loud noises from outside and inside the vehicle
may prevent you from hearing the PDC's signal
tone.◀
Avoid driving quickly with PDC
Avoid approaching an object quickly.
Avoid driving away quickly while PDC is not yet
active.
For technical reasons, the system may other‐
wise be too late in issuing a warning.◀
▷ In large buildings with right angles and
smooth walls, e.g., in underground garages.
▷ In heavy exhaust.
▷ Due to other ultrasound sources, e.g.,
sweeping machines, high pressure steam
cleaners or neon lights.
Switching on automatically
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, shift the selector lever into position R.
Switching off automatically when
driving forward
The system switches off when a certain distance
or speed is exceeded.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The detection of objects can reach the physical
limits of ultrasonic measurement, for instance:
▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
▷ With low objects.
▷ With objects with corners and sharp edges.
Low objects already displayed, e.g., curbs, can
move into the blind area of the sensors before or
after a continuous tone sounds.
High, protruding objects such as ledges may not
be detected.
False warnings
PDC may issue a warning under the following
conditions even though there is no obstacle
within the detection range:
▷ In heavy rain.
▷ When sensors are very dirty or covered in
ice.
▷ When sensors are covered in snow.
▷ On rough road surfaces.
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Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Signal tones
When approaching an object, an intermittent
tone is sounded that indicates the position of the
object. For example, if an object is detected to
the left rear of the vehicle, a signal tone sounds
from the left rear speaker.
The shorter the distance to the object becomes,
the shorter the intervals.
If the distance to a detected object is less than
approx. 12 in/30 cm, a continuous tone is
sounded.
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If objects are located both in front of and behind
the vehicle, an alternating continuous signal is
sounded.
The intermittent tone is interrupted after approx.
3 seconds:
▷ 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 the vehicle moves away from an ob‐
ject by more than approx. 4 in/10 cm.
Controls
Image on the Control Display
Switching on the rear view camera
using iDrive
With PDC activated:
"Rear view camera"
The image of the rear view camera is displayed.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Malfunction
▷ When transmission position P is engaged.
Volume
You can set the volume of the PDC signal tone,
refer to page 185.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Visual warning
The approach to an object can be shown on the
Control Display. Objects that are farther away
are displayed on the Control Display before a
signal tone sounds.
A Check Control message, refer to page 83, is
displayed in the instrument cluster.
The areas in front of and behind the vehicle ap‐
pear in shaded form on the Control Display. PDC
has failed. Have the system checked.
To ensure full operability:
▷ Keep the sensors clean and free of ice.
▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the sensors for long periods and main‐
tain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.
Surround View
The display appears as soon as PDC is acti‐
vated.
If the last image selected was the rear view cam‐
era, this is displayed again. To switch to PDC:
"Switch off rear view camera"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
The concept
Surround View encompasses the following sys‐
tems:
▷ Backup camera, refer to page 120.
▷ Top View, refer to page 122.
▷ Side View, refer to page 124.
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It provides assistance when parking and ma‐
neuvering and at blind driveways and intersec‐
tions.
Switching on/off manually
Rear view camera
The concept
The rear view camera assists you when parking
and maneuvering in reverse. To accomplish this,
the region behind your vehicle is shown on the
Control Display.
System limits
Press the button.
Press the button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the backup camera.◀
Detection of objects
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
If PDC is displayed, switch on the backup cam‐
era via the iDrive, refer to page 119.
Assistance functions
Functional requirement
High, protruding objects such as ledges
may not be detected by the backup camera.◀
▷ Rear view camera is switched on.
Switching on automatically
Pathway lines
▷ Tailgate is completely closed.
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, shift the selector lever into position R.
The image of the rear view camera is displayed
when the system has been switched on using
iDrive.
Switching off automatically when
driving forward
The system switches off when a certain distance
or speed is exceeded.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
▷ Can be displayed in the image of the rear
view camera when the transmission is in re‐
verse.
▷ Help estimate the required amount of space
when parking and maneuvering on a flat road
surface.
▷ Depend on the current steering angle and
are continuously adapted to movements of
the steering wheel.
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Show the parking aid lines via the iDrive, refer to
page 121.
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2. Turn the steering wheel to the point where
the pathway line covers the corresponding
turning circle line.
Turning lines
▷ Can be displayed in the image of the rear
view camera.
Obstacle marking
▷ Show the path of the smallest turning circle
on a flat road surface.
▷ When the steering wheel is turned, only one
turning line is displayed.
Show the parking aid lines via the iDrive, refer to
page 121.
Parking using pathway and turning
lines
1. Position the vehicle so that the turning lines
lead into the margins of the parking space.
▷ Three-dimensionally shaped markings can
be displayed in the image of the rear view
camera.
Their color gradation corresponds to the mark‐
ings in PDC. This helps estimate the distance to
the object pictured.
Show the obstacle marking via the iDrive, refer
to page 121.
Activating assistance functions
Several assistance functions can be active at the
same time.
Showing the parking aid lines
"Parking aid lines"
Pathway and turning lines are displayed.
Showing the obstacle marking
"Obstacle marking"
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Three-dimensionally-shaped markings are dis‐
played.
Image on the Control Display
Switching on the rear view camera
using iDrive
With PDC activated:
"Rear view camera"
The image of the rear view camera is displayed.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
With the rear view camera switched on:
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Contrast
With the rear view camera switched on:
1.
The concept
Top View assists you when parking and maneu‐
vering. To accomplish this, the door region and
road surface region are shown on the Control
Display.
Detection
Detection is carried out by two cameras
integrated into the exterior mirror and the rear
view camera.
The range is:
Brightness
1.
Top View
Select the symbol.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
▷ Approx. 7 ft/2 m to the side.
▷ Approx. 7 ft/2 m to the rear.
Obstacles up to the height of the exterior mirrors
are thus detected in a timely fashion.
System limits
Top View cannot be used in the following situa‐
tions:
▷ With a door open.
▷ With the tailgate open.
▷ With an exterior mirror folded in.
▷ In poor light.
Camera
The arrows next to the vehicle are displayed in a
shaded form on the Control Display and a sym‐
bol appears at the corresponding location on the
vehicle.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside the picture area of the cameras.◀
The lens of the rear view camera is under the
grasping lip of the tailgate.
The presence of dirt can impair image quality.
Clean the lens with a moist, nonabrasive cloth.
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Switching on automatically
Select transmission position R with the engine
running.
The images from Top View and PDC are dis‐
played when the system has been switched on
using iDrive.
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Switching off automatically when
driving forward
"Rear view camera" Select the symbol on
the Control Display.
The system switches off when a certain distance
or speed is exceeded.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
Image on the Control Display
Switching on the rear view camera
using iDrive
With Top View activated:
"Rear view camera"
The image of the rear view camera is displayed.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Brightness
Press the button.
With Top View switched on:
▷ On: the LED lights up.
1.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
If Top View is displayed, switch on the backup
camera via the iDrive, refer to page 122.
"Brightness"
Contrast
Visual warning
With Top View switched on:
The approach to an object can be shown on the
Control Display.
1.
When the distance to an object is small, the PDC
display correspondingly shows a red bar in front
of the vehicle.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Displaying turning lines and pathway
lines
▷ The static, red turning line shows the lateral
space required when the wheel is fully
turned.
▷ The variable, green pathway lines assist you
in estimating the amount of lateral space ac‐
tually required.
The display appears as soon as Top View is ac‐
tivated.
If the last image selected was the rear view cam‐
era, this is displayed again. To switch to Top
View:
The pathway lines depend on the current
steering angle and are continuously
adapted to movements of the steering
wheel.
"Parking aid lines"
Turning lines and pathway lines are displayed.
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Cameras
Switching off automatically when
driving forward
The system switches off when a certain distance
or speed is exceeded.
Switch on the system again if necessary.
Switching on/off manually
The lenses of the Top View cameras are on the
undersides of the exterior mirror housings.
The presence of dirt can impair image quality.
Clean the lens with a moist, nonabrasive cloth.
Side View
Press the button.
The concept
Image on the Control Display
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 from the driv‐
er's seat at the last minute. To improve visibility,
two cameras in the front of the vehicle record the
traffic situation on each side.
The traffic area to the left and right is displayed
on the Control Display.
System limits
The cameras capture a maximum range of
330 ft/100 m.
Display
The images from both cameras are shown si‐
multaneously on the Control Display.
Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the ve‐
hicle on blind driveways and intersections with
your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident could re‐
sult from road users or objects located outside
the picture area of the Side View cameras.◀
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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.
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Contrast
With the Side View switched on:
1.
"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Cameras
The two camera lenses are located on the sides
of the bumper.
The presence of dirt can impair image quality.
Clean the lens, refer to page 308.
Head-up Display
The concept
Switching on/off
Press the button.
Display visibility
The visibility of the displays in the Head-up Dis‐
play is influenced by:
This system projects important information into
the driver's field of vision, e.g., navigation in‐
structions.
▷ Certain sitting positions.
In this way, the driver can get information with‐
out averting his or her eyes from the road.
▷ Sunglasses with certain polarization filters.
▷ Objects on the cover of the Head-up Dis‐
play.
▷ Wet roads.
▷ Unfavorable light conditions.
If the image is distorted, check the basic set‐
tings.
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Display
The basic setting can be adjusted manually.
1. "Settings"
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Turn the controller.
The brightness is adjusted.
With the low beams switched on, the brightness
can also be adjusted with the thumbwheel of the
instrument lighting.
1
Navigation instructions
2
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go func‐
tion
3
Lane departure warning
Height adjustment
4
Cruise control/desired speed
1. "Settings"
5
Current speed
2. "Head-up display"
The Check Control messages are displayed
briefly if needed.
Selecting displays in the Head-up
Display
1. "Settings"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
3. "Height"
4. Turn the controller.
The height is adjusted.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Special windshield
2. "Head-up display"
3. "Displayed information"
4. Select the desired displays in the Head-up
Display.
The windshield is part of the system.
The shape of the windshield makes it possible
to display a precise image.
A film in the windshield prevents double images
from being displayed.
Therefore, have the special windshield replaced
by a service center only.
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Setting the brightness
The brightness is automatically adjusted to the
ambient light.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
At a glance
1
Air toward the windshield and side windows
3
Air to footwell
2
Air for the upper body
4
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1
Seat heating and ventilation, driver's
side 52
2
Temperature, left side of passenger com‐
partment
▷ Accessing setting for ventilation tem‐
perature on the Control Display
8
Switching cooling function on/off manually
9
Automatic recirculated air control/recircu‐
lated air mode
3
AUTO program
4
Temperature, right side of passenger com‐
partment
10 Manual air volume, switching off automatic
climate control, residual heat
5
Maximum cooling
11 Rear window defroster
6
Seat heating and ventilation, front passen‐
ger side 52
12 Defrosting windows and removing conden‐
sation
7
Passenger side
13 Air grill for interior temperature sensor,
please keep clear and unobstructed
▷ Manual air distribution
14 Driver's side
▷ Manual air distribution
▷ Accessing setting for ventilation tem‐
perature on the Control Display
The current setting for manual air distribution is
displayed on the Control Display.
Comfortable interior climate
The AUTO program offers the optimum air dis‐
tribution and air volume for virtually all condi‐
tions, refer to AUTO program below. Select a
comfortable interior temperature only.
The following sections contain more detailed in‐
formation on the available setting options.
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Most of these settings are stored for the remote
control currently in use, Personal Profile set‐
tings, refer to page 31.
AUTO program
Press the button.
Air volume, air distribution, and
temperature are controlled auto‐
matically.
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Depending on the selected temperature, AUTO
intensity, and outside influences, the air is di‐
rected to the windshield, side windows, upper
body, and into the footwell.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
At the same time, a condensation sensor con‐
trols the program in such a way that window
condensation is prevented as much as possible.
Controls
3. "Driver ventilation" or "Front passenger
ventilation"
4. Turn the controller to adjust the tempera‐
ture.
▷ Blue: colder
▷ Red: warmer
To switch off the program: press the button
again or manually adjust the air distribution.
Intensity of the AUTO program
Pressing the AUTO button repeatedly adjusts
the intensity of the AUTO program. The se‐
lected intensity, SOFT, MEDIUM or INTENSIVE,
appears on the display of the automatic climate
control.
Temperature
Turn the wheel to set the desired
temperature.
The automatic climate control ach‐
ieves this temperature as quickly as
possible, if necessary with the maximum cooling
or heating capacity, and then keeps it constant.
Avoid rapidly switching between different tem‐
perature settings. The automatic climate control
will not have sufficient time to adjust the set
temperature.
Maximum heating power can be obtained with
the highest setting, regardless of the external
temperature.
At the lowest setting, cooling is continuous, re‐
gardless of the external temperature.
Adjusting the ventilation temperature
This function can be used to adjust the air tem‐
perature for the upper body region.
Defrosting and defogging windows
Press the button.
Ice and condensation are quickly re‐
moved from the windshield and the front side
windows.
For this purpose, also switch on the cooling
function.
Rear window defroster
Press the button.
The rear window defroster switches off
automatically after a certain period of time.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, upper
wires are used as an antenna and are not part of
the rear window defroster.
Air volume, manual
You can vary the air volume by pressing
on the corresponding side. You can re‐
activate the automatic mode for the air volume
with the AUTO button.
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
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Manual air distribution
The air flow can be guided into the vehicle inte‐
rior, separately for the driver's and front passen‐
ger side, using one of the following programs:
▷ Upper body region.
▷ Upper body region and footwell.
▷ Footwell.
▷ Driver's side: in addition, the windshield,
side windows, and footwell.
Selecting program
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired program is shown on the Con‐
trol Display.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog up briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water, refer to page 154, develops
that exits underneath the vehicle.
Maximum cooling
Press the button.
The system is set to the lowest
temperature, maximum air volume
and recirculated-air mode.
Air flows out of the vents for the upper body re‐
gion. Open them for this purpose.
Air is cooled as quickly as possible:
▷ At an external temperature of approx.
32 ℉/0 ℃.
▷ When the engine is running.
Automatic recirculated air mode/
recirculated air mode
1
Air toward the windshield and side windows
2
Air for the upper body
3
Air to footwell
You can respond to unpleasant odors or pollu‐
tants in the immediate environment by tempo‐
rarily suspending the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
Pressing the AUTO button cancels the manual
air distribution settings.
Press the button repeatedly to select
an operating mode:
The automatic mode for the air volume remains
effective with manual air distribution.
▷ LEDs off: outside air flows in continuously.
Cooling function
The passenger compartment can only be
cooled with the engine running.
Press the button.
The air is cooled and dehumidified and
– depending on the temperature setting –
warmed again.
The cooling function helps to prevent conden‐
sation on the windows or to remove it quickly.
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▷ Left LED on, automatic recirculated-air con‐
trol: a sensor detects pollutants in the out‐
side air and controls the shutoff automati‐
cally.
▷ Right LED on, recirculated air mode: the
supply of outside air into the vehicle is per‐
manently blocked.
If the windows are fogged over, switch off the
recirculated-air mode and press the AUTO but‐
ton to utilize the condensation sensor. Make
sure that air can flow onto the windshield.
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Continuous recirculated-air mode
The recirculated air mode should not be
used for an extended period of time, as the air
quality inside the vehicle deteriorates steadily.◀
Controls
Switching on
Press any button to switch the automatic cli‐
mate control back on.
Front ventilation
Residual heat
The heat stored in the engine is used to heat the
interior.
Functional requirement
▷ Up to 15 minutes after the engine has been
switched off.
▷ Warm engine.
▷ The battery is sufficiently charged.
▷ External temperature below 77 ℉/25 ℃.
Switching on
1. Switch off the ignition.
2. Press the right-hand button.
REST appears on the display of the automatic
climate control when the residual heat utilization
is switched on.
From radio readiness the interior temperature,
the air volume and the air distribution can be set.
Switching off
You can select the lowest blower speed by
pressing and holding the left side. Pressing
again switches off the residual heat utilization.
REST disappears from the display of the auto‐
matic climate control.
1
Use the thumbwheels to smoothly open and
close the air vents
2
Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
Avoiding injury
Do not drop any foreign objects into the air
vents, otherwise these could be catapulted out‐
wards and lead to injuries.◀
Ventilation for cooling
Adjust the vents to direct the flow of cool air in
your direction, for instance if the interior has be‐
come too warm.
Draft-free ventilation
Set the air vents so that the air flows past you
and is not directed straight at you.
Switching on/off the automatic climate
control
Switching off
With the blower at its lowest setting,
press the left side of the button to
switch off the automatic climate control.
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Ventilation in rear
temperatures. To do this, turn thumbwheel 1 to‐
ward the rear and switch on the blower, button 2.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter traps dust and pollen in the in‐
coming air.
The activated-charcoal filter removes gaseous
pollutants from the outside air that enters the
vehicle.
1
Use the thumbwheels to smoothly open and
close the air vents
2
Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
BMW X5: heating and ventilation, 3rd
row seats
The air in the area of the 3rd row seats can be
heated or recirculated. Air vents are located in
the storage compartment area between the
seats and in the footwell of the 3rd row seats.
The service center replaces this combined filter
during routine maintenance.
More information can be found in the service re‐
quirements display, refer to page 81.
Automatic climate control
with 4-zone control
Front operation
Corresponds to the operation of automatic cli‐
mate control with 2-zone control, refer to
page 128.
Rear operation
The control unit is located in the center console
in the rear.
1
Thumbwheel
▷ Activating heating and distributing air in
footwell:
Turn toward front
▷ Distributing air in storage compartment
area between seats:
Turn toward rear
2
Button for switching on the blower: LED is lit
The heating is not ready for operation without
switching on the blower. After the heating is
switched off, the blower can be used to recircu‐
late the air within the vehicle, for instance at high
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Temperature, left rear seating area
2
AUTO program
3
Display
4
Temperature, right rear seating area
5
Seat heating, right rear seat
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Air volume, manual
7
Seat heating, left rear seat
The current setting for the temperature and the
air flow rate is shown on display 3.
Activation/deactivation
1. "Settings"
2. "Climate"
3. "Rear climate control"
4. Select the desired settings.
Controls
The automatic climate control achieves this
temperature as quickly as possible regardless of
the season, using maximum cooling or heating
power if necessary, and then maintains it.
When switching between different temperature
settings in rapid succession, the automatic cli‐
mate control does not have sufficient time to
adjust the set temperature.
Air volume, manual
The air flow rate can be varied by press‐
ing on the corresponding side. The au‐
tomatic mode for the air flow rate can be
switched on again using the AUTO button.
Switching off rear automatic climate
control
With the blower at its lowest setting,
press the left side of the button to
switch off the automatic climate control.
The rear automatic climate control cannot be
operated if the front automatic climate control is
switched off. With the defrost windows and
eliminate condensation function activated, the
rear automatic climate control is also not ready
for operation.
AUTO program
The AUTO program automatically
sets the air distribution toward the
upper body and in the footwell, as
well as the air flow rate. It also
adapts your instructions for the
temperature to outside influences throughout
the year.
The automatic climate control can also be
switched off with iDrive. To switch on the auto‐
matic climate control again, the system must
first be reactivated, refer to Activating/deacti‐
vating.
The system is switched on again by pressing
any button of the rear automatic climate control.
Ventilation in rear
Temperature
Set the desired temperature indi‐
vidually on the left and right side.
1
Use the thumbwheels to smoothly open and
close the air vents
2
Thumbwheels to adjust temperature in up‐
per body region; can be adjusted separately
for left and right:
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Climate
▷ Blue: colder
Switching on/off directly
▷ Red: warmer
1. "Settings"
Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
2. "Climate"
3. "Activate parked-car vent."
BMW X5
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes if the system is switched on.
1
Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
Preselecting activation times
2
Thumbwheel to smoothly open and close air
vents
2. "Climate"
For ventilation of the 3rd row seats, refer to
page 132.
1. "Settings"
3. "Activate Timer 1" or "Activate Timer 2"
4. "Timer 1:" or "Timer 2:"
Parked-car ventilation
The concept
The parked-car ventilation blows air into the
passenger compartment to lower interior tem‐
peratures.
The system can be switched on and off at any
external temperature, either directly or by using
a preset switch-on time. It remains switched on
for 30 minutes.
Since the system uses a substantial amount of
electrical current, refrain from activating it twice
in succession without allowing the battery to be
recharged in normal operation between use.
5. Set the desired time.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
lights up when the switch-on time is activated.
The symbol on the automatic climate control
flashes when the system has been switched on.
The system will only be switched on within the
next 24 hours. After that, it needs to reactivated.
Open the vents to allow air to flow out.
They can be operated via iDrive.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
system being operated, the system is generally
compatible with the Universal Garage Door
Opener.
If you have any questions, please contact:
▷ Your service center.
▷ www.homelink.com on the Internet.
HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson
Controls, Inc.
Controls on the interior rearview mirror
Universal Garage Door
Opener
The concept
The Universal Garage Door Opener can be used
to operate up to 3 functions in remote-control‐
led systems, such as garage door drives or light‐
ing systems. The Universal Garage Door Opener
replaces up to 3 different hand-held transmit‐
ters. To operate it, the buttons on the interior
rearview mirror must be programmed for the de‐
sired functions. The hand-held transmitter for
the system is needed for the programming pro‐
cedure.
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 range of movement of the
remote-controlled device; otherwise, there is a
risk of injury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Before selling the vehicle, delete the stored
functions for security reasons.
Compatibility
If this symbol is printed on the packaging
or in the operating instructions of the
1
LED
2
Buttons
3
Hand-held transmitter, required for pro‐
gramming.
Programming
General information
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Initial setup:
Press the right and left buttons on the inte‐
rior rearview mirror simultaneously for ap‐
prox. 20 seconds until the LED on the inte‐
rior rearview mirror begins to flash. All
programmed settings of the buttons on the
interior rearview mirror are deleted.
3. Hold the hand-held transmitter of the sys‐
tem to be operated a distance of approx. 1
to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm away from the buttons on
the interior rearview mirror. The required
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distance depends on the particular handheld transmitter.
4. Press the button of the desired function on
the hand-held transmitter and the button
being programmed on the interior rearview
mirror simultaneously and hold. The LED on
the interior rearview mirror flashes slowly at
first.
5. When the LED flashes more rapidly, release
both buttons. Rapid flashing indicates that
the button on the interior rearview mirror has
been programmed.
If the LED does not flash faster after 60 sec‐
onds, change the distance between the in‐
terior rearview mirror and the hand-held
transmitter and repeat the step. Multiple tri‐
als at different distances may be necessary.
Wait at least 15 seconds between trials.
6. To program additional functions on other
buttons, repeat steps 3 to 5.
The systems can be operated with the buttons
on the interior rearview mirror.
Special characteristics of alternatingcode radio systems
If the system cannot be operated after repeated
programming, check whether the system to be
operated uses an alternating-code system.
Read the operating instructions of the system or
press and hold the programmed button on the
interior rearview mirror. If the LED on the interior
rearview mirror flashes rapidly at first and then
lights up continuously for 2 seconds, the system
is equipped with an alternating-code system.
This flashing LED pattern repeats itself for ap‐
prox. 20 seconds.
In systems with an alternating-code system, the
Universal Garage Door Opener and the system
must be additionally synchronized.
Please obtain additional information on syn‐
chronization in the operating instructions of the
system being set up.
Synchronization:
1. Park the vehicle within range of the remotecontrolled system.
2. Program the corresponding button on the
interior rearview mirror as described.
3. Identify and press the synchronization but‐
ton on the system being set up. You have
approx. 30 seconds for the next step.
4. Press and hold the button on the interior
rearview mirror for approx. 3 seconds and
then release it. Repeat this step up to three
times if necessary to complete the synchro‐
nization procedure. When synchronization
is completed, the programmed function is
executed.
Reprogramming individual buttons
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Hold the hand-held transmitter at a distance
of approx. 1 to 3 in/2.5 to 8 cm from the
memory buttons.
The required distance depends on the par‐
ticular hand-held transmitter.
3. Press the memory button of the Universal
Garage Door Opener.
4. If the LED flashes slowly after approx.
20 seconds, press the transmit button on
the hand-held transmitter.
5. Release both buttons when the LED flashes
rapidly.
If the LED does not flash rapidly after approx.
60 seconds, change the distance and repeat
the step.
Canada: if the LED does not flash rapidly af‐
ter approx. 60 seconds, change the distance
and repeat the step. If programming was
aborted by the hand-held transmitter, hold
down the memory button and press and re‐
lease the button on the hand-held transmit‐
ter several times for 2 seconds.
The systems will be easier to synchronize with
the aid of a second person.
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Prior to operation
Before operating a unit with the Universal
Garage Door Opener, ensure that there are no
people, animals, or objects in the range of move‐
ment of the system; otherwise, there is a risk of
injury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
The system, such as the garage door, can be
operated using the button on the interior rear‐
view mirror with the engine running or the igni‐
tion switched on. When you are within the re‐
ception range of the system, press and hold the
button until the function is initiated. The LED on
the interior rearview mirror lights up continu‐
ously while the radio signal is being transmitted.
Deleting stored functions
Press the right and left buttons on the interior
rearview mirror simultaneously for approx.
20 seconds until the LED flashes rapidly. All
stored functions are deleted. The functions can‐
not be deleted individually.
Controls
The display shows you the main or secondary
compass direction in which you are driving.
Operating concept
Various functions can be called up by pressing
the adjustment button with a pointed object
such as a pen. The following adjustment options
are displayed one after the other, depending on
how long the adjustment button is pressed:
▷ Press briefly: switch the display on/off.
▷ 3 to 6 seconds: set the compass zone.
▷ 6 to 9 seconds: calibrate the compass.
▷ 9 to 12 seconds: set left-hand/right hand
steering.
▷ 12 to 15 seconds: set the language.
Setting compass zones
Set the compass zone corresponding to the ve‐
hicle's geographic location so that the compass
can function correctly; refer to the world map
with compass zones.
Digital compass
1
Adjustment button
2
Display
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Interior equipment
Press the adjustment button for 3‑4 seconds.
The number of the compass zone set is shown
in the display.
To change the zone setting, briefly press the
adjustment button repeatedly until the display
shows the number of the compass zone corre‐
sponding to the current location.
The compass is operational again after approx.
10 seconds.
Calibrating the digital compass
The digital compass must be calibrated in the
following situations:
▷ An incorrect compass direction is shown.
▷ The cardinal direction displayed does not
change even if the direction of travel
changes.
2. Set the currently valid compass zone.
3. Press the adjustment button for 6‑7 sec‐
onds to call up C. Then drive at least one full
circle at a maximum speed of 4 mph/7 km/h.
When the system is calibrated, the C is re‐
placed by the compass directions.
Right-hand/left-hand steering
The digital compass is set for right-hand or lefthand steering at the factory.
Setting the language
Press the adjustment button for 12‑13 seconds.
Briefly press the adjustment button again to
switch between English "E" and German "O".
The setting is automatically saved after approx.
10 seconds.
▷ Not all compass directions are shown.
Procedure
1. Make sure that there are no large metal ob‐
jects or overhead power lines in the vicinity
of the vehicle and that there is enough space
to drive in a circle.
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Ashtray/cigarette lighter
Controls
Lighter
Opening
Front
With the engine running or the ignition switched
on, press in the cigarette lighter.
To open the cover, slide it forward.
The lighter can be removed as soon as it pops
back out.
Danger of burns
Rear
Only hold the hot lighter by its head; oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of getting burned.
BMW X6
Switch off the ignition and take the remote con‐
trol with you when leaving the vehicle so that
children cannot use the lighter and burn them‐
selves.◀
Connecting electrical devices
Note
Slide the cover back.
Emptying
Take out the insert.
Do not connect the charger to the socket
Do not connect the battery charger to the
socket installed in the vehicle at the factory as
this could damage the vehicle.◀
Sockets
The lighter socket can be used as a socket for
electrical equipment while the engine is running
or when the ignition is switched on. The total
load of all sockets must not exceed 140 watt at
12 volt.
Avoid damaging the sockets by attempting to
insert plugs of unsuitable shape or size.
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Interior equipment
Front center console
In cargo area
Slide the cover forward.
To access the socket: fold open the cover.
To access the socket: remove the cap or pull out
the cigarette lighter.
BMW X6: in the rear console
Rear center console
Slide the cover back.
The arrangement of the sockets may vary with
the equipment.
To access the socket: pull off the cover.
To access the sockets: remove the caps.
Cargo area
In storage compartment under center
armrest
BMW X5: luggage compartment roller
cover
To access the socket: remove the cover.
Pull out the luggage compartment roller cover
and hook it into the brackets.
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Do not deposit heavy objects
Do not deposit heavy or hard objects on
the luggage compartment roller cover. Other‐
wise, they may present a danger to occupants,
for instance during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
Do not let the luggage area retractable
cover snap back
Controls
3. Push the case forward at the ends until it
engages in the two side brackets.
4. Check whether the case is properly locked
in place by pulling it with a sudden move‐
ment.
BMW X6: cargo cover
Do not let the luggage compartment retractable
cover snap back as this could damage the
cover.◀
Removing
1. Unlock the case with the button, arrow 1.
Deploy cargo cover by pulling back.
Do not deposit heavy objects
Do not deposit heavy or hard objects on
the cargo cover. Otherwise, they may present a
danger to occupants, for instance during braking
and evasive maneuvers.◀
2. Swing the case somewhat to the left, ar‐
row 2, and remove it.
Removing
Installing
When installing, proceed in the opposite order
of removal.
1. Grasp retracted cargo cover underneath the
upper fold on both sides.
2. Pull the cover back out of the side brackets.
1. Lay the case on the left-hand side and push
it forward, arrow 1.
3. Depending on your vehicle's equipment
package, you can store the cover under the
floor panel in the cargo area.
2. Swing the case toward the inside, see ar‐
row 2.
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Interior equipment
Locking the backrest
Before letting passengers ride in the rear,
engage the seat backrests, locking them in
place. Otherwise, there is the danger of an ac‐
cident due to unexpected seat movement.◀
Ensure that the lock is securely engaged
Installing
When installing, proceed in the opposite order
of removal.
1. Set the cargo cover into place on the left and
right sides.
2. Lift the back of the cover slightly and slide
forward until it snaps into the two side brack‐
ets.
Enlarging the cargo area
When folding back the backrest, be sure
that it locks in place securely. The red warning
field in the control display disappears. If it is not
properly engaged, transported cargo could en‐
ter the passenger compartment during braking
or evasive maneuvers and endanger the vehicle
occupants.◀
Observe the instructions concerning the
safety belt
Observe the instructions concerning the safety
belt, refer to page 53. Otherwise, personal pro‐
tection may be compromised.◀
The rear seat backrest is divided. You can fold
down both sides separately in order to expand
the cargo area.
BMW X6: before folding the rear seat
backrest forward
Before folding the rear seat backrest forward or
using the ski bag, remove beverage containers
from the cupholder and close the cupholder.◀
Reach into the recess and pull toward the front.
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Controls
Storage compartments
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Glove compartment
Opening
Notes
No loose objects in the passenger com‐
partment
Do not stow any objects in the passenger com‐
partment without securing them; otherwise,
they may present a danger to occupants for in‐
stance during braking and avoidance maneu‐
vers.◀
No non-slip mats on the dashboard
Do not use non-slip materials, such as
non-slip mats, on the dashboard, or it could be
damaged by the substances in the materials.◀
Press the button. The covers open upward and
downward and the lighting in the glove com‐
partment switches on.
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Close the glove compartment immediately after
use while driving; otherwise, injury may occur
during accidents.◀
Closing
Push the lower cover closed.
USB interface for data transfer
Port for importing and exporting data, such as
music collections, refer to page 201, on USB
devices.
Observe the following when connecting:
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▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
Rear center armrest
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB interface.
BMW X6 and BMW X5 with 3rd row
seats
▷ Do not connect a USB hard drive.
▷ Do not use the USB interface to recharge
external devices.
Center armrest front
Storage compartment
A storage compartment is located under the
armrest between the front seats and, depending
on the vehicle's equipment, also a cover for the
mobile phone cradle or the snap-in adapter.
Details on this mobile phone cradle, refer to
page 240.
Pull on the loop and fold down the center arm‐
rest.
BMW X5 without 3rd row seats
Opening
Unlock the center armrest with the button in the
lower section of the opening and fold down.
Push cover down slightly and press the button.
The cover folds upward.
Connection for an external audio
device
You can connect an external audio device such
as a CD or MP3 player and play audio tracks over
the car's loudspeaker system:
▷ AUX-IN port, refer to page 206.
▷ USB audio interface, refer to page 207.
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Storage compartments
Compartments are located in the doors, in the
center console in the front and rear as well as in
the rear console in the BMW X6.
Storage nets are located on the backrests of the
front seats.
Items in the storage nets
Do not stow hard or sharp-edged objects
in the storage nets; otherwise there is an in‐
creased risk of injury in the event of an acci‐
dent.◀
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Clothes hooks
Controls
Front
BMW X5
The clothes hooks are located at the grab han‐
dles in the rear.
BMW X6
Slide the cover back.
Rear
BMW X5
To fold out, press against upper edge.
Do not obstruct view
When suspending clothing from the
hooks, ensure that it will not obstruct the driver's
vision.◀
No heavy objects
Do not hang heavy objects from the hooks;
otherwise, they may present a danger to pas‐
sengers during braking and evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
Unlock the center armrest with the button in the
lower section of the opening and fold down.
Cupholders
Notes
Shatter-proof containers and no hot
drinks
Use light and shatter-proof containers and do
not transport hot drinks. Otherwise, there is the
increased danger of injury in an accident.◀
Press the button; the cover folds forward.
With 3rd row seats:
Unsuitable containers
Do not forcefully push unsuitable contain‐
ers into the cupholders. This may result in dam‐
age.◀
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Storage compartments
▷ Storage well under the cargo floor cover.
▷ Retaining straps on the left and right side
trim for fastening small objects.
▷ Lashing rail with lashing eyes. You can se‐
cure heavy-duty cargo straps on the lashing
eyes. They can be removed at the notches
in the rails. To move the lashing eyes, press
the button.
Fold down the center armrest. Press the button;
the cupholders are opened.
The cupholders of the 3rd row seats are located
in the center console between the seats.
Read and comply with the information enclosed
with the heavy-duty cargo straps.
Floor panel flap
BMW X6
To access the onboard vehicle tool kit etc.
Slide the cover forward.
Folding down the rear seat backrest and
using the ski bag
Remove the beverage container before folding
the rear seat backrest forward or using the ski
bag; otherwise it may cause damage.◀
Storage compartments in the
cargo area
Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the fol‐
lowing storage compartments can be found in
the cargo area:
To open, swing up the flap by the handle, refer
to arrow.
The cargo floor cover is lockable.
Adaptive fixing system
The adaptive fixing system is used to divide up
the cargo area. It consists of two brackets with
a telescopic rail and retaining straps. These are
guided into the two rails on the cargo area floor.
Securing cargo
Before using the adaptive fixing system,
fold up and lock the rear seat backrest; other‐
wise, the cargo could be thrown into the vehicle
interior in an accident.◀
▷ Storage compartments behind the remova‐
ble side panels on the right and left in the
cargo area and under the cargo floor cover,
storage compartment on the right in the
cargo area.
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Controls
Positioning cargo between telescopic rail and
retaining strap:
1. Lay the cargo on the telescopic rail. Press
the button, arrow 1, and route the retaining
strap around the cargo, arrow 2.
2. Hook the retaining strap into the mount 3 on
the telescopic rail.
3. Press the button of the bracket, arrow 1. The
retaining strap is tensioned.
1
Brackets
2
Telescopic rail
3
Notch in the cargo area rail
Mounting brackets
The two brackets are connected with a tele‐
scopic rail.
1. Insert the brackets at the respective notch
in the rail on the cargo area floor.
2. Press down the brackets to push them into
the desired position.
3. Check the firm seating of the brackets. They
must be clearly heard to engage.
No cargo on brackets
Do not lay cargo on the brackets, as oth‐
erwise they could be unlocked.◀
Dividing up cargo area
It is also possible to hook the two retaining
straps onto each other.
When the adaptive fixing system is no longer
needed, unhook the retaining strap and guide it
back into the bracket holding the hook to pre‐
vent damage and injury.
Then slide the fastening system toward the front
in order to permit the best possible use of the
cargo area.
Removing brackets
Press down the brackets, slide them up to the
notches of the rails and remove them.
Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the
adaptive fixing system can be stored under the
cargo floor panel in the cargo area.
Ski bag
The ski bag is designed for safe, clean transport
of up to 4 pairs of standard skis or up to 2 snow‐
boards.
Skis with a length of up to 6 ft/2.10 m can be
stowed using the ski bag. When stowing skis
with a length of 6 ft/2.10 m, the capacity of the
ski bag is reduced as the bag narrows.
Folding in display screen
The cargo can be positioned as follows:
▷ Between the rear seat backrest and the tele‐
scopic rail
Before loading the ski bag, fold in the dis‐
play screen of the DVD systems in the rear; oth‐
erwise, the display screen could be damaged.◀
▷ Between the telescopic rail and the retaining
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Loading
Securing cargo
1. Fold down the center armrest, press the but‐
ton and open the cover.
2. Press the button again; the cover in the
cargo area opens. If you press the button
firmly the first time, this cover also opens.
3. Extend the ski bag between the front seats
and fill it.
4. Attach the retaining strap:
BMW X5: insert the latch plate of the ski bag re‐
taining strap into the center safety belt buckle
that is marked CENTER.
After loading, secure the ski bag and its con‐
tents. Tighten the retaining strap on the ten‐
sioning buckle for this purpose.
Securing the ski bag
Secure the ski bag in this way. Failure to
do so may cause it to endanger occupants dur‐
ing braking or evasive maneuvers.◀
To store the ski bag, perform the above steps in
reverse order.
Removing ski bag
The ski bag can be completely removed, e.g., for
faster drying or to allow it to be put to other uses.
BMW X6: attach the hook of the ski bag retaining
strap to the eyelet on the backrest.
1. Pull the handle forward, arrow 1.
2. Take out the ski bag upward, arrow 2.
3. Close the cover in the cargo area.
More information on the various inserts available
can be obtained from the service center.
Only stow clean skis in the ski bag. Wrap sharp
edges to prevent damage.
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This section provides you with information useful
in dealing with specific driving and operating
conditions.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Breaking-in period
General information
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
each other.
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road
speeds:
▷ For a gasoline engine, 4,500 rpm and
100 mph/160 km/h.
▷ For a diesel engine, 3,500 rpm and
93 mph/150 km/h.
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode for the initial
miles.
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
Drive conservatively for the first
200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐
prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
Following part replacement
The same breaking in procedures should be ob‐
served if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
General driving notes
Closing tailgate
Drive with the tailgate closed
Only drive with the tailgate closed; other‐
wise, passengers and other road users may be
endangered or the vehicle may be damaged if an
accident occurs or during braking or evasive
maneuvers. In addition, exhaust fumes may en‐
ter the passenger compartment.◀
If the vehicle must be driven with the tailgate
open:
1. Drive moderately.
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
2. Close all windows and the glass sunroof/
panoramic glass sunroof.
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
3. Greatly increase the blower speed.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
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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 during driving, while in idle position
mode, or when parked. Such contact could lead
to a fire, and with it the risk of serious personal
injury as well as property damage.
Driving tips
Hydroplaning
On wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can
form between the tires and road surface.
This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplan‐
ing. It is characterized by a partial or complete
loss of contact between the tires and the road
surface, ultimately undermining your ability to
steer and brake the vehicle.
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads, re‐
duce your speed to prevent hydroplaning.◀
Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise, there
is the danger of getting burned.◀
The risk of hydroplaning increases as the tire
tread depth decreases. Minimum tread depth,
refer to page 278.
Diesel particulate filter
Driving through water
Soot particles are collected in the diesel partic‐
ulate filter and periodically burned away at high
temperatures.
Maximum water depth:
During the cleaning period of several minutes:
▷ The engine may temporarily run less
smoothly.
▷ A somewhat higher engine speed may be
necessary to achieve the accustomed per‐
formance.
▷ Noises and a slight amount of smoke may
emerge from the exhaust, even for a short
period after the engine is switched off.
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 without a direct connec‐
tion to an external aerial in the vehicle's passen‐
ger compartment. Otherwise, the vehicle elec‐
tronics and mobile communication devices can
interfere with each other. In addition, there is no
assurance that the radiation generated during
transmission will be discharged from the vehicle
interior.◀
▷ BMW X5: 20 inches/50 cm.
▷ BMW X6: 17 inches/45 cm.
Adhere to water depth and speed limita‐
tions
Only drive through water up to the above-men‐
tioned depth at no greater than walking speed;
otherwise, the engine, electrical system, and
transmission can be damaged.◀
Braking safely
Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a standard
feature.
Applying the brakes fully is the most effective
way of braking in situations when this is neces‐
sary.
The vehicle maintains steering responsiveness.
You can still avoid any obstacles with a minimum
of steering effort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal and sounds from
the hydraulic circuits indicate that ABS is in its
active mode.
Do not let your foot rest on the brake pedal
Do not drive with your foot resting on the
brake pedal. Even light but consistent pedal
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pressure can lead to high temperatures, brake
wear and possibly even brake failure.◀
Objects in the area around the pedals
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Do not drive in neutral
Do not drive in neutral or with the engine
stopped, as doing so disables engine braking. In
addition, steering and brake assist is unavailable
with the engine stopped.◀
Brake disc corrosion
Corrosion on the brake discs and contamination
on the brake pads are furthered by:
▷ Low mileage.
▷ Extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all.
▷ Infrequent use of the brakes.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again when they are returned after being re‐
moved, such as for cleaning.◀
Corrosion occurs when the minimum pressure
that must be exerted by the pads during brake
applications to clean the discs is not reached.
Driving in wet conditions
Should corrosion form on the brake discs, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating ef‐
fect that generally cannot be corrected.
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain, briefly
exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal every
few miles.
Ensure that this action does not endanger other
road users.
The heat generated in this process helps dry the
brake discs and pads.
In this way braking efficiency will be available
when you need it.
Condensation under the parked vehicle
When using the automatic climate control, con‐
densation water develops that exits underneath
the vehicle.
Therefore, traces of condensed water under the
vehicle are normal.
Loading
Hills
Drive long or steep downhill gradients in the gear
in which the least braking is required. Otherwise,
the brake system may overheat, resulting in a
reduction in the brake system efficiency.
You can increase the engine's braking effect by
shifting down in the manual mode of the auto‐
matic transmission, refer to page 74.
Avoid load on the brakes
Avoid placing excessive load on the brake
system. Light but consistent brake pressure can
lead to high temperatures, brake wear and pos‐
sibly even brake failure.◀
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Overloading the vehicle
To avoid exceeding the approved carrying
capacity of the tires, never overload the vehicle.
Overloading can lead to overheating and in‐
creases the rate at which damage develops in‐
side the tires. This could result in a sudden loss
of tire inflation pressure.◀
No fluids in the cargo area
Make sure that fluids do not leak into the
cargo area; otherwise, the vehicle may be dam‐
aged.◀
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Determining the load limit
Driving tips
Load
BMW X5:
1. Locate the following statement on your ve‐
hicle’s placard:
BMW X6:
▷ The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX kg or
YYY lbs. Otherwise, damage to the ve‐
hicle and unstable driving situations may
result.
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding in
your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY
pounds.
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,400 lbs and there will be five 150 lbs pas‐
sengers in your vehicle, the amount of avail‐
able cargo and luggage load capacity is
650 lbs: 1,400 lbs minus 750 lbs = 650 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That
weight may not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity calculated
in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load
from your trailer will be transfered to your
vehicle. Consult the manual for transporting
a trailer to determine how this may reduce
the available cargo and luggage load ca‐
pacity of your vehicle.
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Stowing cargo
BMW X5
Things to remember when driving
▷ Very heavy cargo: when the rear seat is not
occupied, secure each of the outer safety
belts in the BMW X5 in the opposite buckle.
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward and as low
as possible, ideally directly behind the
backrests.
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners.
▷ Do not pile objects higher than the top edge
of the backrest.
▷ If necessary, fold down the rear backrests to
stow cargo.
▷ Place protective material around any sharpedged or pointed objects that could bump
against the rear window while the vehicle is
in motion.
Securing cargo
BMW X5
BMW X6
BMW X6
▷ Smaller and lighter items: secure with re‐
taining straps, a cargo net or draw straps.
▷ Larger and heavy objects: secure with cargo
straps.
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Four lashing eyes mounted in the cargo area
are used to secure these cargo straps, refer
to illustrations.
Adhere to the information included with the
cargo straps.
Securing cargo
Driving tips
Loading
Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of
gravity when loaded, they have a major effect on
vehicle handling and steering response.
Therefore, note the following when loading and
driving:
Stow and secure the cargo as described
above; otherwise it may present a danger to the
occupants, for instance during braking and
avoidance maneuvers.
▷ Do not exceed the approved roof/axle loads
and the approved gross vehicle weight.
Do not stow any heavy and hard objects in the
passenger compartment without securing
them; otherwise, they may present a danger to
occupants, for instance during braking and
avoidance maneuvers.
▷ Always load the heaviest pieces on the bot‐
tom.
Never exceed either the approved gross vehicle
weight or either of the approved axle loads, as
excessive loads can pose a safety hazard, and
may also place you in violation of traffic safety
laws.
Use only the lashing eyes pictured to fasten the
heavy-duty cargo straps. Do not secure cargo
using the upper top tether, refer to page 62,
mounting points; otherwise, these may become
damaged.◀
Roof-mounted luggage rack
Special rack system as optional
accessory
▷ Distribute the roof load uniformly.
▷ The roof load should not be too large in area.
▷ Fasten roof-mounted cargo correctly and
securely.
▷ Do not let objects project into the opening
path of the tailgate.
▷ Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration
and braking maneuvers. Take corners gen‐
tly.
Driving on poor roads
Your vehicle combines an all-wheel drive sys‐
tem with the advantages of a normal passenger
car.
Do not drive on unpaved terrain
Do not drive on unpaved terrain, as other‐
wise the vehicle may be damaged.◀
A special rack system is available as an optional
accessory.
For your own safety and the safety of passen‐
gers and the vehicle, adhere to the following
points:
Follow the directions given in the installation in‐
structions.
▷ Familiarize yourself with the vehicle before
driving; never take risks.
Mounting
▷ Adjust speeds according to road conditions.
The steeper and rougher the road surface is,
the lower the speed should be.
Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained
for tilting and opening the glass sunroof/panor‐
amic glass sunroof.
▷ When driving on steep uphill and downhill
grades: the engine oil and coolant should be
filled nearly to the MAX mark.
BMW X5: the vehicle can be driven on uphill
and downhill grades up to 50 %.
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▷ Use Hill Descent Control HDC, refer to
page 106, on steep downhill grades.
BMW X5: the vehicle can be driven away on
uphill grades of up to 33 %. The permissible
body roll is 50 %.
▷ Watch for stones, holes, and other obstacles
and drive around these where possible.
▷ On bumps and rough roads, avoid contact
between the vehicle body and the ground.
The maximum ground clearance is 8 in‐
ches/20 cm and may vary with the loaded
cargo.
▷ When driving through water, do not exceed
the maximum water height.
▷ BMW X5: 20 inches/50 cm
▷ BMW X6: 17 inches/45 cm
Drive at walking speed only and do not stop
the vehicle.
▷ After driving through water, press on the
brake pedal several times at low speeds to
dry the brakes.
▷ Depending on the prevailing terrain, activate
Dynamic Traction Control DTC, refer to
page 104, briefly.
▷ When the wheels spin, accelerate to enable
the driving stability control systems to dis‐
tribute the drive force to the individual
wheels.
▷ The stone chip guard reduces the risk of
damage to painted vehicle components,
such as in the area of the side skirts and
wheel arches. Your service center will be
glad to advise you.
After driving on poor roads
Adhere to the following points to ensure vehicle
safety:
▷ Remove excessive accumulations of dirt
and mud from the vehicle body.
▷ Clear mud, snow, ice, etc., from the wheels
and tires and check for damage.
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Saving fuel
General information
Your vehicle contains advanced technology for
the reduction of fuel consumption and emis‐
sions.
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
ferent factors.
The implementation of certain measures, driv‐
ing style and regular maintenance, refer to
page 286, can have an influence on fuel con‐
sumption and on the environmental impact.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts following use
Remove unneeded auxiliary mirrors, roof or rear
luggage racks after use.
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aero‐
dynamics and increase the fuel consumption.
Closing the windows and glass
sunroof/panoramic glass sunroof
Driving with the glass sunroof/panoramic glass
sunroof and windows open results in increased
air resistance and raises fuel consumption.
Check the tire inflation pressure
regularly
Check and, if necessary, correct the tire inflation
pressure, refer to page 269, 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.
Drive away without delay
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
This is the fastest way for the cold engine to
reach its operating temperature.
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Driving tips
Look well ahead when driving
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead of you.
Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces
fuel consumption.
Avoid high engine speeds
Driving at a low engine speed reduces fuel con‐
sumption and minimizes wear.
Use coasting conditions
When approaching a red light, take your foot off
the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt.
On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the ac‐
celerator and let the vehicle roll.
The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.
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.
Fuel savings are already achieved after the en‐
gine is turned off for as little as 4 seconds.
Switch off any functions that are not
currently needed
Functions such as seat heating and the rear win‐
dow defroster require a lot of energy and con‐
sume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand-go traffic.
Therefore, switch off these functions if they are
not actually needed.
Have maintenance carried out
Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve
optimal vehicle economy and operating life.
Have the maintenance carried out by your serv‐
ice center.
Please also note the BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem, refer to page 286.
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This chapter contains various examples of how
the navigation system can guide you reliably to
your destination.
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Navigation system
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
General information
The navigation system can determine the pre‐
cise position of the vehicle, with the aid of sat‐
ellites and vehicle sensors, and can reliably
guide you to every entered destination.
Entries in stationary vehicle
2. Open "Options".
3. "Navigation system version"
Information is displayed on the data version.
Updating the navigation data
General information
Navigation data are stored in the vehicle and can
be updated.
Current navigation data and the authorization
code are available from your service center.
▷ Depending on the data volume, a data up‐
date may take several hours.
▷ Update during the trip to preserve battery.
▷ During the update, only the basic functions
of the navigation system are available.
▷ The status of the update can be viewed.
Enter data only when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary, and always give priority to the applicable
traffic regulations in the event of any contradic‐
tion between traffic and road conditions and the
instructions issued by the navigation system.
Failure to take to this precaution can place you
in violation of the law and put vehicle occupants
and other road users in danger.◀
▷ After the updating process is complete, the
system restarts.
Opening the navigation system
2. Follow the instructions on the Control Dis‐
play.
Press the button on the controller.
1.
2. "Navigation"
The navigation system can also be called
up directly using the button on the con‐
troller.
▷ Remove the medium with the navigation
data after the update.
Performing an update
1. Insert the navigation DVD into the DVD
player with the labeled side facing up.
3. Enter the authorization code of the naviga‐
tion DVD.
4. Change the DVD if necessary.
After the trip is interrupted, follow the instruc‐
tions on the Control Display.
Viewing the status
Navigation data
1. Open "Options".
2. "Navigation update"
Information on navigation data
1. "Navigation"
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Removing navigation DVD
1.
Press button 1.
The DVD emerges slightly from the drive.
2. Remove the DVD.
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Destination entry
Destination entry
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Manual destination entry
General information
The system supports you in entering street
names and house numbers by automatically
completing the entry and providing entry com‐
parisons, refer to page 24.
Stored town/city and street names can be called
up quickly.
At a glance
▷ If the existing entries should not be changed,
the entries for the state/province and town/
city can be skipped.
In entering your destination you can select from
the following options:
▷ Destination guidance is started to the town/
city center if no street is entered.
▷ Enter the destination manually, see below.
▷ Select the destination from the address
book, refer to page 166.
▷ Last destinations, refer to page 167.
▷ Special destinations, refer to page 167.
▷ Destination entry via map, refer to
page 169.
Entering a state/province
1.
Press the button.
2. "Navigation"
3. "Enter address"
▷ Using the home address as the destination,
refer to page 167.
▷ Destination entry by voice, refer to
page 170.
▷ Enter the destination via BMW Assist, refer
to page 169.
Entries in stationary vehicle
Enter data only when the vehicle is sta‐
tionary, and always give priority to the applicable
traffic regulations in the event of any contradic‐
tion between traffic and road conditions and the
instructions issued by the navigation system.
Failure to take to this precaution can place you
in violation of the law and put vehicle occupants
and other road users in danger.◀
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4. Select "State/Province" or the displayed
state/province.
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Entering a town/city
2. Highlight the street.
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
3. Select the street.
Navigation
Alternative: enter the street address
and house number
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Enter the street as you would the town/city.
3. "House number"
4. Select the numbers.
5. Change to the list of house numbers.
2. Select letters, if necessary.
The list is narrowed down further with each
entry.
3. Move the controller to the right.
6. Select a house number or range of house
numbers.
Street does not exist in the destination
city/town
4. Select the name of the town/city from the
list.
The desired street does not exist in the specified
city/town because it belongs to another part of
the city/town.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
1. "Navigation"
1. Change to the list of town/city names.
2. Highlight the town/city.
3. Select the town/city.
Entering the postal code
1. Select "Town/City/Postal Code" or the dis‐
played town/city.
2.
Select the symbol.
2. "Enter address"
3. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
4. Change to the list of street names.
5. Select "In" with the state/province currently
displayed.
All streets of the selected state/province are
offered. The associated town/city is dis‐
played after the street name.
3. Select the numbers.
4. Change to the list of postal codes and towns/
cities.
5. Highlight the entry.
6. Selecting an entry.
Entering a street and intersection
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street.
2. Enter a street and intersection in the same
way as you would enter a town/city.
If there are several streets with the same name:
1. Change to the list of street names.
6. Select the letters.
7. Change to the list of street names.
8. Highlight the street.
9. Select the street.
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Destination entry
Starting destination guidance after
entering the destination
3.
1. "Accept destination"
5. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
2. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
"Guidance"
4. Open "Options".
Add, refer to page 171, a destination as a
further destination.
Address book
Create contacts, refer to page 251.
Selecting a destination from the
address book
6. Select an existing contact, if available.
1. "Navigation"
7. "Business address" or "Home address"
2. "Address book"
8. Enter "Last name" and, if necessary, "First
name".
Contacts with addresses are displayed if
these have been checked as destinations.
If the contacts with addresses from the mo‐
bile phone are not displayed, they first need
to be checked as destinations, refer to
page 252.
9. "Store in vehicle"
Storing the position
The current position can be stored in the ad‐
dress book.
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store position as contact" or "Add position
to contact"
3. Select a contact in the list or, if desired, with
"A-Z search".
4. "Business address" or "Home address"
Storing the destination in the address
book
After entering the destination, store the desti‐
nation in the address book.
1. "Navigation"
4. Depending on the selection, choose an ex‐
isting contact from the list. Select the type
of address and enter the first and last name.
5. "Store in vehicle"
2. "Map"
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Editing or deleting an address
Navigation
2. "Last destinations"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Address book"
3. Highlight the entry.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Edit in Contacts" or "Delete entry"
Using the home address as the
destination
The home address must be stored. Specify the
home address, refer to page 244.
Starting destination guidance
1. "Navigation"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Address book"
2. "Last destinations"
3. "Home"
3. Select the destination.
4. "Start guidance"
Editing the destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
3. Highlight the destination.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Edit destination"
4. "Start guidance"
Deleting the last destinations
1. "Navigation"
Last destinations
3. Highlight the destination.
At a glance
The destinations previously entered are stored
automatically.
These destinations can be called up and used
as a destination for destination guidance.
Calling up the last destination
1. "Navigation"
2. "Last destinations"
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry" or "Delete all last
destinations"
Special destinations
General information
Even with the latest navigation data, information
on specific special destinations may have
changed; for example, gas stations might not be
in operation.
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Destination entry
Opening the search for special
destinations
Selection of special destinations, such as hotels
or tourist attractions.
1. "Navigation"
"Start search": if a search term is not entered,
the search is repeated with the previous search
term.
Category search
1. "Category search"
2. "Points of Interest"
3. Select the search function.
2. "Town/City"
3. Select or enter the town/city.
Online Search
4. "Category"
1. "Google™ Local Search"
5. Select the category.
2. Select a special destination.
6. "Category details"
3.
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
Select the symbol.
4. "Start guidance"
A-Z search
7. "Start search"
1. "A-Z search"
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
2. "Town/City"
3. Select or enter the town/city.
8. Select a special destination.
Details are displayed.
4. "Category"
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
5. Select the category.
6. "Category details"
For some special destinations, multiple cat‐
egory details can be selected. Move the
controller to the left to leave the category
details.
7. "Keyword"
8. Enter the keyword.
A list of the special destinations is displayed.
9. Select a special destination.
Details are displayed.
If multiple details are stored, you can leaf
through the pages.
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
10.
Select the symbol.
11. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
If a phone number is available, a connection
can be established if necessary.
9.
Select the symbol.
10. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 171.
Display of special destinations
List of special destinations: special destinations
are arranged by distance and appear with a di‐
rectional arrow pointing to the special destina‐
tion.
In the splitscreen, special destinations of the se‐
lected category are displayed in the map view as
symbols. The display depends on the scale of
the map and the category.
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 171.
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Destination entry via BMW Assist
Navigation
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the
controller in the required direction and
turn it.
A connection is established to the Concierge
service, refer to page 254.
1. "Navigation"
Specifying the street
2. "Enter address"
If the system does not recognize the street, one
of the following pieces of information is dis‐
played:
3. Open "Options".
4. "BMW Assist dest. entry"
Displaying special destinations in the
map
To display symbols of the special destinations
in the map view:
▷ A street name in the vicinity.
▷ The county.
▷ The coordinates of the destination.
Additional functions
Additional functions are available on the inter‐
active map after the controller is pressed.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Display Points of Interest"
5. Select the setting.
Destination entry by map
Selecting the destination
1. "Navigation"
▷
2. "Map"
The current position of the vehicle is dis‐
played on the map.
3.
"Interactive map"
Select the symbol.
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Add a destination as a further destination,
refer to page 171.
▷ "Exit interactive map": return to the map
view.
▷ "View in northern direction" or "View in
driving direction"
▷ "Display destination": the map section
around the destination is displayed.
▷ "Display current location": the map section
around your current location is displayed.
4. Select the destination with crosshairs.
▷ To change the scale: turn the controller.
▷ "Find points of interest": the search for spe‐
cial destinations is started.
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in
the required direction.
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Destination entry by voice
With the destination entry menu displayed:
General information
1.
▷ Instructions for voice activation system, re‐
fer to page 25.
▷ When making a destination entry by voice,
you can change between voice operation
and iDrive.
▷ To have the available spoken instructions
read out loud: ›Voice commands‹.
Saying the entries
▷ The town/city, street, and house number
can be entered using a single command.
▷ Spell the entry if the spoken language and
the language of the system differ.
▷ Say the letters smoothly, and avoid exag‐
gerating the pronunciation and inserting
lengthy pauses between the letters.
▷ The methods of entry depend on the navi‐
gation data in use and the country and lan‐
guage settings.
Entering the address in a command
Press the button on the steering
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. ›City‹ or ›Spell city‹
3. Wait for the system to prompt you for the
town/city.
4. Say the name of the town/city, or name at
least the first three letters.
Depending on the entry, up to 20 towns/cit‐
ies may be suggested.
5. Select a location:
▷ Select a recommended town/city: ›Yes‹.
▷ Select a different town/city: ›New entry‹.
▷ Select an entry: ›Entry ...‹, for instance,
entry 2.
▷ Spell an entry: ›Spell city‹.
6. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
If there are several towns/cities with the same
name:
Towns/cities of the same name are grouped in a
list and displayed as one location followed by an
ellipsis.
2. ›Enter address‹
1. Select an entry: ›Yes‹ or ›Entry ...‹, e. g., En‐
try 2.
3. Wait for a request from the system.
2. Select the desired town/city.
4. Say the address in the suggested order.
Entering a street or intersection
separately
wheel.
5. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
If necessary, individually name the separate
components of the address, e.g., the town/
city.
Entering a town/city separately
The town/city can be said as a complete word.
Enter a street and intersection in the same way
as you would enter a town/city.
Entering a house number separately
Depending on the data in the navigation system,
house numbers up to number 2,000 can be en‐
tered.
1. ›House number‹
2. Say the house number.
Say each digit separately.
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3. Continue making the entry as prompted by
the system.
5. Turn the controller until the intermediate
destination is located at the desired location
in the list.
Starting destination guidance
6. Press the controller.
›Start guidance‹
Starting the trip
Planning a trip with
intermediate destinations
1. After all intermediate destinations are en‐
tered, highlight the first destination.
If the second destination, for example, is
highlighted when destination guidance is
started, the first destination is skipped.
New trip
A trip can be planned with several intermediate
destinations.
2. "Start guidance"
This symbol marks the active leg of the
trip.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Move the controller to the left if necessary.
Storing a trip
5. "Enter new destination"
Up to 30 trips can be stored in the trip list. If
necessary, delete existing trips to be able to
store new trips.
6. Select the type of destination entry.
1. Open "Options".
4.
"Guidance"
2. "Store trip"
3. Enter a name for the trip.
4. "OK"
Selecting a stored trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Stored trips"
7. Enter the intermediate destination.
8. "Start guidance"
Entering intermediate destinations
A maximum of 30 intermediate destinations can
be entered for a trip.
1. "Enter new destination"
2. Select the type of destination entry.
3. Enter the intermediate destination.
4. "Add as another destination"
3. Select a stored trip.
4. "Start guidance"
Changing the trip direction
Intermediate destinations are displayed in re‐
verse order in the list.
1. "Map"
2.
"Guidance"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Reverse order of trip dest."
The intermediate destination is entered in
the destination list and is highlighted.
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Destination entry
Intermediate destination options
1. "Map"
2.
"Guidance"
3. "Display all trip destinations"
4. Select an intermediate destination.
▷ "Edit destination"
▷ "Reposition dest. in the trip": move an
intermediate destination to another po‐
sition in the list.
▷ "Delete dest. in the trip"
▷ "Go to next dest. in the trip"
Some options are not available for certain trips.
Deleting a stored trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Stored trips"
3. Highlight the desired trip.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete all trips" or "Delete trip"
Opening the last trip
1. "Navigation"
2. "Stored trips"
3. "Last trip"
4. "Start guidance"
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Destination guidance
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Starting destination
guidance
1. "Navigation"
2. Make a destination entry, refer to page 164.
3. "Accept destination"
4. "Start guidance"
The route is shown on the Control Display.
The distance to the destination/intermediate
destination and the estimated time of arrival are
displayed in the map view.
The arrow view is displayed in the Head-up Dis‐
play and in some cases on the Control Display.
Terminating destination
guidance
"Resume guidance"
Route criteria
General information
▷ The route calculated can be influenced by
selecting certain criteria.
▷ The route criteria can be changed when the
destination is entered and during destina‐
tion guidance.
▷ Road types are part of the navigation data
and are taken into consideration when plan‐
ning a route, e.g., avoid highways.
▷ The recommended route may differ from the
route you would take based on personal ex‐
perience.
▷ The settings are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
▷ Destination guidance with traffic bulletins,
refer to page 179.
Changing the route criteria
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Route preference"
4. Select the criterion:
▷
"Fast route": time-optimized route,
being a combination of the shortest pos‐
sible route and the fastest roads.
▷
"ECO PRO route": optimized com‐
bination of the fastest and shortest
route.
▷
"Short route": short distance, irre‐
spective of how fast or slow progress will
be.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Guidance"
4. "Stop guidance"
Continuing destination
guidance
If the destination was not reached during the last
trip, destination guidance can be resumed.
▷ "Alternative routes": if available, alter‐
native routes are suggested during ac‐
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The individual suggestions are high‐
lighted in color.
▷ Traffic bulletins.
▷ Distance to the next change in direction.
▷ Street name at the next change in direction.
Lane information
On multi-lane roads, the recommended lanes
are marked in the arrow view by a triangle.
▷ Solid triangle: best lane.
▷ Empty triangle: possible lane. However, an‐
other lane change may be needed shortly.
5. Specify additional criteria for the route, if
necessary:
▷ "Avoid highways": highways are
avoided wherever possible.
▷ "Avoid toll roads": toll roads are avoided
wherever possible.
▷ "Avoid ferries": ferries are avoided
where possible.
Displaying a list of route sections
When destination guidance is active, a list of the
route sections can be displayed. The driving dis‐
tance and traffic bulletins are displayed for each
route section.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. Highlight a route section.
The route section is displayed on the split
screen.
Route
Different views of the route are available during
destination guidance:
▷ Arrow view.
▷ List of route sections.
Bypassing a section of the
route
▷ Map view, refer to page 175.
Calculate a new route for a route section.
▷ Arrow view in the Head-up Display, refer to
page 125.
1. "Navigation"
Arrow view
3. "New route for"
2. "Route information"
The following information is displayed during
destination guidance:
▷ Large arrow: indicates the current direction
of travel.
▷ Street name of the road currently being
driven on.
▷ Small arrow: indicates the next change in di‐
rection.
▷ Intersection view.
▷ Lane information.
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4. Turn the controller. Enter the number of kilo‐
meters within which you would like to return
to the original route.
Destination guidance
through voice instructions
5. Press the controller.
Switching spoken instructions on/off
Resuming the original route
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
If the route section should no longer be by‐
passed:
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
"Voice instructions"
3.
3. "New route for:"
Repeating a spoken instruction
4. "Remove blocking"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
Gas station recommendation
The remaining range is calculated and gas sta‐
tions along the route are displayed.
Even with the latest navigation data, information
on individual special destinations may have
changed; for example, gas stations might not be
in operation.
3.
Highlight the symbol.
4. Press the controller twice.
Volume of spoken instructions
Turn the volume knob while giving an instruction
until the desired volume is set.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Route information"
3. "Recommended refuel"
A list of the gas stations is displayed.
4. Highlight a gas station.
The position of the gas station is shown on
the split screen.
5. Select the gas station.
6.
Select the symbol.
7. "Start guidance": destination guidance to
the selected gas station is started.
"Add as another destination": the gas sta‐
tion is added to the route.
Saving the spoken instructions on the
programmable memory buttons
The function for switching the spoken instruc‐
tions on/off can be stored on a programmable
memory button, refer to page 23, for quick ac‐
cess.
Map view
Selecting the map view
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
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At a glance
Status fields
Show/hide: press the controller.
▷ Upper status field: time, telephone, and en‐
tertainment details.
▷ Lower status field: symbol for active desti‐
nation guidance, status of traffic bulletins,
time of arrival, and distance to destination.
Function bar
The following functions are available in the func‐
tion bar:
1
Function bar
2
Route section with traffic obstruction
3
Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
4
Planned route
5
Current location
6
Upper status field
7
Lower status field
Symbol
Function
Start/end destination guidance.
Switch spoken instructions on/
off.
Change the route criteria.
Search for a special destination.
Lines in the map
Display traffic bulletins.
Streets and routes are displayed in different col‐
ors and styles depending on their classification.
Dashed lines represent railways and ferry con‐
nections. Country borders are indicated by thin
lines.
Traffic obstructions
Small triangles along the planned route indicate
route sections with traffic obstructions, depend‐
ing on the map scale. The direction of the trian‐
gles indicates the direction of the obstruction.
The traffic signs indicate the significance of the
obstruction.
▷ Red traffic sign: the obstruction affects the
planned route or direction.
▷ Grey traffic sign: the obstruction does not
affect the planned route or direction.
Traffic bulletins, refer to page 177.
Open the interactive map.
Set the map view.
Change the scale.
To change to the function bar, move the con‐
troller to the left.
Changing the map section
"Interactive map"
▷ To shift the map: move the controller in the
required direction.
▷ To shift the map diagonally: move the con‐
troller in the required direction and turn it.
Changing the scale
1.
Select the symbol.
2. To change the scale: turn the controller.
Planned route
After destination guidance is started, the plan‐
ned route is displayed on the map.
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Automatically scaled map scale
In the map view facing north, turn the controller
in any direction until the AUTO scale is dis‐
played. The entire route between the current lo‐
cation and the destination is displayed on the
map.
Navigation
3. Move the controller to the right repeatedly
until the split screen is selected.
4. Select "Split screen content" or the scale.
5. Select the map view.
▷ "Arrow display"
▷ "Map facing north"
Settings for the map view
▷ "Map direction of travel"
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
▷ "Map view with perspective"
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
▷ "Exit ramp view": selected blind drive‐
ways are displayed three dimensionally.
3. Open "Options".
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
4. "Settings"
5. To set the map view:
▷ "Position"
6. To change the scale: select the split screen
and turn the controller.
▷ "Day/night mode"
Select and create the necessary settings
depending on the light conditions.
Traffic bulletins
"Traffic conditions/gray map" active: the
setting is disregarded.
At a glance
▷ "Satellite images"
Depending on availability and resolution,
satellite images are displayed at scales of
approx. 1 mile to 600 miles/2 km to
1,000 km.
▷ "Perspective view in 3D"
Prominent areas that are contained in the
navigation data are displayed on the map in
3D.
▷ "Traffic conditions/gray map"
The map is optimized for displaying traffic
bulletins, refer to page 178.
Symbols for the special destinations are no
longer displayed.
Map view for splitscreen
The map view can be selected for the split
screen independently from the main screen.
1. Open "Options".
2. "Split screen"
▷ Display the traffic bulletins from radio sta‐
tions that broadcast the TI Traffic Informa‐
tion of a traffic information service. Informa‐
tion on traffic obstructions and hazards is
updated continuously.
Certain BMW models equipped with navi‐
gation have the capability to display realtime traffic information. If your system has
this capability the following additional terms
and conditions apply:
An End-User shall no longer have the right
to use the Traffic Data in the event that the
End-User is in material breach of the terms
and conditions contained herein.
A. Total Traffic Network, a division of Clear
Channel Broadcasting, Inc. (“Total Traffic
Network”) holds the rights to the traffic in‐
cident data and RDS-TMC network through
which it is delivered. You may not modify,
copy, scan or use any other method to re‐
produce, duplicate, republish, transmit or
distribute in any way any portion of traffic in‐
cident data. You agree to indemnify, defend
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and hold harmless BMW of North America,
LLC. (“BMW NA”) and Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc (and their affiliates) against
any and all claims, damages, costs or other
expenses that arise directly or indirectly out
of (a) your unauthorized use of the traffic in‐
cident data or the RDS-TMC network, (b)
your violation of this directive and/or (c) any
unauthorized or unlawful activities by you in
connection herewith.
B. Total Traffic Network traffic data is infor‐
mational only. User assumes all risk of use.
Total Traffic Network, BMW NA, and their
suppliers make no representations about
content, traffic and road conditions, route
usability, or speed.
C. The licensed material is provided to li‐
censee “as is,” and “where is”. Total Traffic
Network, including, but not limited to, any
and all third party providers of any of the li‐
censed material, expressly disclaims, to the
fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties
or representations with respect to the li‐
censed material (including, without limita‐
tion, that the licensed material will be errorfree, will operate without interruption or that
the traffic data will be accurate), express, im‐
plied or statutory, including, without limita‐
tion, the implied warranties of merchanta‐
bility, non-infringement fitness for a
particular purpose, or those arising from a
course of dealing or usage of trade.
D. Neither Total Traffic Network, Inrix, Inc. or
BMW NA will be liable to you for any indirect,
special, consequential, exemplary, or inci‐
dental damages (including, without limita‐
tion, lost revenues, anticipated revenues, or
profits relating to the same) arising from any
claim relating directly or indirectly to use of
the traffic data, and even if Total Traffic Net‐
work, Inrix, Inc., or BMW NA are aware of the
possibility of such damages. These limita‐
tions apply to all claims, including, without
limitation, claims in contract and tort (such
as negligence, product liability and strict li‐
ability). Some states do not allow the exclu‐
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sion or limitation of incidental or consequen‐
tial damages, so those particular limitations
may not apply to you.
▷ The traffic bulletins are indicated on the map
by symbols.
▷ The traffic bulletins for the surrounding area
are stored in a list.
The symbol in the function bar of the map
view turns red if there are traffic bulletins
that affect the calculated route.
Switching the reception on/off
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Receive Traffic Info"
Opening the list of traffic bulletins
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3.
"Traffic Info"
First, traffic bulletins for the calculated route
are displayed.
The traffic bulletins are sorted by their dis‐
tance from the current position of the vehi‐
cle.
4. Select a traffic bulletin.
"More information": display additional
information.
5. Scroll to the next or previous traffic bulletin
if required.
Traffic bulletins on the map
"Traffic conditions/gray map" active:
The Control Display changes to a black and
white display. This enables a better view of the
traffic bulletins. The day/night mode is disre‐
garded in this setting. Symbols and special des‐
tinations are not displayed.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
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4. "Settings"
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5. "Traffic conditions/gray map"
Traffic bulletins of the selected category are dis‐
played on the map.
Symbols in the map view
▷ Traffic bulletins that are relevant to the route
are always shown.
Depending on the scale of the map and the lo‐
cation of the traffic obstruction along the route,
the symbols for the traffic obstructions are dis‐
played.
▷ For your own safety, traffic bulletins that no‐
tify you of potentially dangerous situations,
such as wrong-way drivers, cannot be hid‐
den.
Additional information in the map view
Destination guidance with traffic
bulletins
Depending on the map scale, a traffic obstruc‐
tion's length, direction, and impact are displayed
in the map using triangles or gray bars along the
calculated route.
▷ Red: traffic congestion
▷ Orange: stop-and-go traffic
▷ Yellow: heavy traffic
▷ Green: clear roads
▷ Gray: general traffic bulletins such as road
construction
The displayed information depends on the par‐
ticular traffic information service.
Filtering traffic bulletins
You can set which traffic bulletins appear on the
map.
1. "Navigation"
General information
Detour suggestions from the navigation system
can be manually accepted when using semi-dy‐
namic destination guidance. When using dy‐
namic destination guidance, they are automati‐
cally accepted for route guidance.
Semi-dynamic destination guidance
When traffic bulletin reception is switched on,
semi-dynamic destination guidance is active.
The destination guidance system takes the
available traffic bulletins into account. A mes‐
sage is displayed depending on the route, the
traffic bulletins, and the possible detour routes.
If possible, a detour is offered in case of traffic
obstructions.
The upper part of the message shows:
2. "Map"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Traffic Info categories"
5. Select the desired category.
▷ Symbol of the first traffic obstruction, pos‐
sibly with the distance to the beginning of
the obstruction.
▷ Total length of the traffic obstructions on the
route.
▷ Time by which the trip is extended due to the
traffic obstructions.
The lower part of the message shows:
▷ Detour recommendation with the distance
to the beginning of the detour.
▷ Difference between the length of the new
route compared to the original route.
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▷ Time gained if the detour is taken compared
to the original route with the traffic obstruc‐
tions.
Both the original route, shown in white, and the
detour are displayed on the split screen.
Accepting the detour
"Detour"
In the event of special hazards, e. g., objects on
the road, a message is displayed without a de‐
tour suggestion.
Detours can also be accepted if the traffic mes‐
sages are called up in the list.
1. "Navigation"
2. "Map"
"Traffic Info"
3.
4. "Detour information"
5.
"Detour"
Dynamic destination guidance
The route is automatically changed in the event
of traffic obstructions.
▷ The system does not point out traffic ob‐
structions along the original route.
▷ Traffic bulletins continue to be displayed on
the map.
▷ Depending on road type and the kind and
extent of the traffic obstruction, the calcu‐
lated route may lead through the traffic ob‐
struction.
▷ Dangerous situations are displayed regard‐
less of the setting.
Activating dynamic destination guidance
1. "Navigation"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Dynamic guidance"
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What to do if...
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
▷ Spoken instructions are no longer output
during route guidance in front of intersec‐
tions?
The area has not yet been fully recorded, or
you have left the recommended route and
the system requires a few seconds to cal‐
culate a new route suggestion.
What to do if...
▷ The current transmission position cannot be
displayed?
The vehicle is located in an unrecognized
region, is in a poor reception area, or the
system is currently determining the posi‐
tion. Reception is usually best when you
have an unobstructed view of the sky.
▷ The destination without street information is
not used for route guidance?
When city has been input, no downtown can
be determined. Input any street in the se‐
lected city and start destination guidance.
▷ The destination is not used for route guid‐
ance?
The destination data are not contained in the
navigation data. Select a destination that is
as close as possible to the original.
▷ Letters for destination input cannot be se‐
lected?
The stored data do not contain the data of
the destination. Select a goal that is as close
as possible to the original.
▷ Is the map displayed in shades of gray?
"Traffic conditions/gray map" active:
The Control Display changes to a black and
white display. This enables a better view of
the traffic bulletins.
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This chapter helps assure your enjoyment when
receiving radio stations and playing CDs, DVDs,
and tracks from the music collection.
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Tone
Vehicle equipment
3. Select the desired tone settings.
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
General information
The sound settings are stored for the remote
control currently in use.
Treble, bass, balance, and
fader
4. To adjust: turn the controller.
5. To store: press the controller.
Equalizer
Setting for individual audio frequency ranges.
Adjusting the equalizer
▷ "Treble": treble adjustment.
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
▷ "Bass": depth adjustment.
2. "Tone"
▷ "Balance": left/right volume distribution.
3. "Equalizer"
▷ "Fader": front/rear volume distribution.
4. Select the desired setting.
Setting treble, bass, balance, and fader
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
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Multi-channel playback,
surround
Choose between stereo and multi-channel play‐
back, surround.
Setting multi-channel playback,
surround
Entertainment
Adjusting the volume
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Volume settings"
4. Select the desired volume setting.
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Surround"
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
6. To store: press the controller.
Resetting the tone settings
When surround is activated, multi-channel play‐
back is simulated when a stereo audio track is
played.
All tone settings can be reset to the default set‐
ting.
1. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings"
2. "Tone"
Volume
3. "Reset"
▷ "Speed volume": speed-dependent volume
control.
▷ "PDC": volume of the PDC signal compared
to the entertainment sound output.
▷ "Gong": volume of the signal, such as the
safety belt reminder, compared to the en‐
tertainment sound output.
▷ "Microphone": volume of the microphone
during a phone call.
▷ "Loudspeak.": volume of the loudspeakers
during a phone call.
The following volumes are only stored for the
respective paired telephone: "Microphone",
"Loudspeak.".
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Radio
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
AM/FM station
Selecting a station
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
3. Select the desired station.
Controls
All saved stations are stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
Changing the station
Turn the controller and press it
or
1
Volume, on/off
2
Change wave band
3
Change entertainment sources
4
Change station/track
5
Programmable memory buttons
Press the button
or
Press the buttons on the steering wheel, refer to
page 12.
Storing a station
Sound output
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
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3. Highlight the desired station.
Entertainment
4. Open "Options".
5. "Rename to:"
If necessary, wait for the desired name to be
displayed.
The selected station name is added to the list of
current stations and stored stations.
RDS
4. Press the controller for an extended period.
RDS broadcasts additional information, such as
the station name, in the FM wave band.
5. Select the desired memory location.
Switching the RDS on/off
The stations are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
1. "Radio"
The stations can also be stored on the program‐
mable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
3. Open "Options".
2. "FM"
4. "RDS"
Selecting a station manually
Station selection via the frequency.
1. "Radio"
2. "FM" or "AM"
3. "Manual"
4. To select the frequency: turn the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
HD Radio™ reception
Many stations broadcast both analog and digital
signals.
License conditions
To store the station: press the controller for an
extended period.
Renaming a station
An FM station with changing station names can
be renamed.
HD Radio™ technology manufactured under li‐
cense from iBiquity Digital Corp. U. S. and For‐
eign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD and HD
Radio logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiq‐
uity Digital Corp.
1. "Radio"
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
2. "FM"
1. "Radio"
3. Select the desired station.
2. "FM" or "AM"
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Navigation bar overview
3. Open "Options".
4. "HD Radio Reception"
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Symbol
Function
Change the list view.
This symbol is displayed in the status line
when the audio signal is digital.
Select the category.
Direct channel entry
When tuning to a station with a digital signal, it
may take several seconds for the station to be
played back in digital quality.
Timeshift
Open the My Favorites category/
open a favorite.
In areas in which the station is not continuously
received in digital mode, the playback switches
between analog and digital reception. In this
case, switch off digital radio reception.
Manage the favorites.
Traffic Jump
Displaying additional information
Some stations broadcast additional information
on the current track, such as the name of the ar‐
tist.
The functions of the navigation bar symbols can
also be stored on the programmable memory
buttons, refer to page 23.
1. Select the desired station.
Managing a subscription
2. Open "Options".
3. "Station info"
Selecting a substation
This symbol indicates that a main station also
broadcasts additional substations. The station
name of the main station ends in HD1. Station
names of the substations end in HD2, HD3, etc.
1. Select the desired station.
To be able to enable or unsubscribe from the
channels, you must have reception. It is usually
at its best when you have an unobstructed view
of the sky. The channel name is displayed in the
status line.
Enabling channels
The Unsubscribed Channels category contains
all disabled channels.
2. Press the controller.
1. "Radio"
3. Select the substation.
2. "Satellite radio"
When reception is poor, the substation is muted
for several seconds.
3.
"Category"
Satellite radio
General information
The channels are offered in predefined pack‐
ages. The packages must be enabled by tele‐
phone.
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4. Select the Unsubscribed Channels cate‐
gory.
Via the iDrive
5. Select the desired channel.
2. "Satellite radio"
The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
Entertainment
1. "Radio"
3. Select "All channels" or the desired cate‐
gory.
6. Select the phone number to have the chan‐
nel enabled.
4. Select the desired channel.
You can unsubscribe from the channels again
via this phone number.
Via the button on the radio
Press the button.
The next channel is selected.
Unsubscribing from channels
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Manage subscription"
Via direct channel entry
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Set channel"
4. Turn the controller until the desired channel
is reached and press the controller.
Storing a channel
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
5. The phone number and an electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed.
6. Call Sirius to unsubscribe from the chan‐
nels.
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
Selecting channels
You can only listen to enabled channels.
The selected channel is stored for the remote
control currently in use.
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6. Press the controller again to confirm the
highlighted channel.
is full, the older tracks are overwritten. The buf‐
fer is cleared when a new channel is selected.
Opening the timeshift function
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Replay - Time shift"
7. Select the desired memory location.
The channels are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
The channels can also be stored on the pro‐
grammable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
Changing the list view
▷ The red arrow shows the current playback
position.
The list view changes every time the first symbol
on the navigation bar is pressed.
▷ The time difference to the live broadcast is
displayed next to the buffer bar.
Information on the channel is displayed.
▷ For live transmissions "live".
Symbol
Meaning
Channel name
Artist
Track
Timeshift menu
Symbol Function
Go to the live broadcast
Playback/pause
Selecting a category
1. "Radio"
Previous track
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
Next track
Fast forward
"Category"
4. Select the desired category.
Reverse
Timeshift
Automatic timeshift deactivated/ac‐
tivated
Approx. one hour of the program being broad‐
cast on the channel currently being listened to
is stored in a buffer. Prerequisite: the signal must
be available.
The stored audio track can be played with a de‐
lay following the live broadcast. When the buffer
Automatic timeshift
When the function is activated, audio playback
is stopped automatically in the event of:
▷ Incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
▷ Activation of the voice activation system.
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▷ Muting.
Entertainment
4. "Add sports information"
The audio playback then continues with a time
delay.
To activate:
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3.
"Replay - Time shift"
4.
"Automatic time shift"
To deactivate:
"Automatic time shift"
Storing favorites
Up to 30 favorites can be stored in the favorites
list. Available favorites are artist, track, game,
league, and team.
5. Select the league.
6. Select "Add all teams" or the desired team.
Opening the favorites
If an activated favorite is played back, the fol‐
lowing message appears for approx. 20 seconds
"Favorite alert!".
"Favorites"
Storing the artist, track, or game
It is only possible to store favorites that are cur‐
rently being broadcast. The channel information
must be available.
Select the symbol while the message is shown.
1. "Radio"
2. "Satellite radio"
3. If necessary, open "All channels" or the de‐
sired category.
4. Select the desired channel.
5. Press the controller again.
6. Select the artist, track, or game.
The displayed favorite is played.
Storing the league or team
If there is no message, the system changes to
the My Favorites category. All favorites currently
being broadcast can be selected from a list.
Leagues or teams can be added to the favorites
from a selection list.
1. "Radio"
Managing the favorites
2. "Satellite radio"
Activating/deactivating the favorites
3.
Favorites can be activated and deactivated
globally and individually.
"Manage favorites"
1. "Satellite radio"
2.
"Manage favorites"
3. Select "Activate alert" or the desired favor‐
ites.
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The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Deleting favorites
1. "Satellite radio"
"Manage favorites"
2.
3. Highlight the desired favorite.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry"
Traffic Jump
Traffic and weather information for a selected
region is broadcast every few minutes.
Selecting a region
1. "Radio"
Automatic update
About twice a year, Sirius performs an update of
the channel names and positions. The update
takes place automatically and may take several
minutes.
Notes
▷ Reception may not be available in some sit‐
uations, such as under certain environmen‐
tal or topographic conditions. The satellite
radio has no influence on this.
▷ The signal may not be available in tunnels or
underground garages; next to tall buildings;
or near trees, mountains or other powerful
sources of radio interference.
Stored stations
2. "Satellite radio"
3. Open "Options".
General information
4. "Set jump"
5. Select the desired region.
The region is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Activating/deactivating the jump
1. "Radio"
It is possible to store up to 40 stations.
Calling up a station
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
2. "Satellite radio"
Storing a station
3.
The station currently selected is stored.
"Jump to:"
Information for the selected region is broadcast
as soon as it is available.
A new panel opens.
Canceling the Traffic Jump: "Cancel".
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. "Store station"
Symbol Meaning
Information will be broadcast shortly.
Information is currently being broad‐
cast.
Select one of the symbols to deactivate Traffic
Jump.
4. Select the desired memory location.
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Entertainment
The list of stored stations is stored for the re‐
mote control currently in use.
The stations can also be stored on the program‐
mable memory buttons, refer to page 23.
Deleting a station
1. "Radio"
2. "Presets"
3. Select the desired station.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete entry"
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CD/multimedia
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
CD/DVD
Playback
Loading the CD/DVD player
Insert the CD/DVD with the printed side up.
Playback begins automatically.
Reading can take a few minutes with com‐
pressed audio files.
Starting playback
Controls
A CD/DVD is located in the CD/DVD player or in
the CD/DVD changer.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired CD or DVD.
1
Volume, on/off
2
Eject CD/DVD
3
CD/DVD drive
4
Change the entertainment source
5
Change station/track
6
Programmable memory buttons
Symbol
Meaning
CD/DVD player
...
Sound output
CD/DVD player, rear
Switching on/off
When the ignition is switched off: press ON/OFF
button on the radio.
Muting
When the ignition is switched on or the engine
is running: press the ON/OFF button on the
radio.
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CD/DVD changer
Playable formats
▷ DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVDRW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD
audio (video part only), DVD video.
▷ CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA.
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▷ Compressed audio files: MP3, WMA, AAC,
M4A.
Entertainment
2. Select the desired track to begin playback.
Audio playback
Selecting the track using the button
Press the button for the appropriate di‐
rection as often as necessary until the
desired track is played back.
Selecting the track using the iDrive
Displaying information on the track
Audio CDs
Select the desired track to begin playback.
If information about a track has been stored, it is
displayed automatically:
▷ Interpret.
CDs/DVDs with compressed audio files
▷ Album track.
Depending on the data, some letters and num‐
bers of the CD/DVD may not be displayed cor‐
rectly.
▷ Number of tracks on the CD/DVD.
1. Select the directory if necessary.
Random playback
To change to a higher level directory: move
the controller to the left.
▷ File name of track.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired CD or DVD.
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CD/multimedia
4. Open "Options".
Playback
5. "Random"
The video image is displayed on the Control Dis‐
play up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/h; in
some countries, it is only displayed while the
parking brake is set or the automatic transmis‐
sion is in position P.
DVD video
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select a DVD with video content.
CDs/DVDs with compressed audio files: all
tracks within the selected directory are played in
random order.
"DVD menu"
4.
Random mode is switched off when the audio
source is changed and the ignition is switched
off.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
5. Start the DVD via the DVD menu.
Video playback
VCD/SVCD
Country codes
Only DVDs with the code of the home region can
be played back; also refer to the information on
the DVD.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select a CD with video content.
4.
Code Region
"Select track"
5. Select the desired track.
1
USA, Canada
2
Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Af‐
rica
Video menu
To open the video menu: turn the controller dur‐
ing playback.
3
Southeast Asia
4
Australia, Central and South America,
New Zealand
5
Northwest Asia, North Africa
Open DVD menu
6
China
Starting playback
0
All regions
Pause
Press the controller when "Back" is displayed.
Symbol
Function
Stop
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Symbol
Function
Entertainment
3. "Audio/language"
Next chapter
Previous chapter
Fast forward
Reverse
In fast forward/reverse: the speed increases ev‐
ery time the controller is pressed. To stop, start
playback.
4. Select the desired language.
DVD menu
Selecting the subtitles
1. If necessary, turn the controller to open the
video menu.
The subtitles that are available depend on the
DVD.
2.
"DVD menu"
The DVD menu is displayed. The display de‐
pends on the contents of the DVD.
3. To select menu items: move the controller
and press it.
To change to the video menu: turn the controller
and press it.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Subtitles"
4. Select the desired language or "Do not
display subtitles".
DVD/VCD settings
For some DVDs, settings can only be made via
the DVD menu; refer also to the information on
the DVD.
Selecting the language
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
Setting the brightness, contrast and color
1. Turn the controller during playback.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
2. Open "Options".
3. "Display settings"
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CD/multimedia
4. "Brightness", "Contrast" or "Color"
Selecting the camera angle
The availability of a different camera angle de‐
pends on the DVD and the current DVD track.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Additional options"
4. "Viewing angle"
5. Select the desired camera angle.
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting
is reached and press the controller.
Selecting the zoom
Opening the main menu, back
These functions are not contained on every
DVD. Therefore, they may not be available for
use.
Display the video image on the entire screen.
1. Turn the controller during playback.
2. Open "Options".
CD/DVD changer
In the glove compartment
3. "Additional options"
4. "Zoom mode"
The BMW CD/DVD changer for six CDs/DVDs is
located in the glove compartment.
Selecting a track
Controls and displays
DVD video:
1. Turn the controller when the DVD menu is
displayed.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Additional options"
4. "Select title"
5. Select the desired track.
VCD/SVCD:
"Select track"
1.
2. Select the desired track.
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Empty CD/DVD compartments
2
LEDs on the CD/DVD slot
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3
Buttons for CD/DVD compartments
4
CD/DVD slot
5
Load CD/DVD compartments
Loading the CD/DVD compartments
individually
1.
Press the button.
The LED on the first empty compartment
flashes.
2. Select another compartment if necessary.
3. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to flash.
4. Insert a single CD or DVD in the middle.
The CD/DVD is drawn in automatically and
placed into the selected compartment.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the CD/DVD changer could be damaged.
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
Loading all empty CD/DVD
compartments
1.
Press the button for a longer period.
The LEDs on the empty CD compartments
flash.
2. Wait for the LEDs on the DVD slot to begin
flashing and then insert each CD or DVD into
the center of the slot.
The CDs/DVDs are drawn in automatically
and placed into the empty compartments.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the CD/DVD changer could be damaged.
Entertainment
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
After they are inserted, it may take several mi‐
nutes for the CDs/DVDs to be read in.
Removing a single CD/DVD
1.
Press the button.
2. Select the CD/DVD compartment.
The CD/DVD is partially ejected.
3. Remove the CD/DVD.
Removing all CDs/DVDs
Press the button for a longer period.
1.
2. Remove the CDs/DVDs.
Malfunctions
If all LEDs on the CD/DVD changer flash rapidly,
the system is malfunctioning.
To eliminate the malfunction:
1. Press one of the buttons:
▷
▷
The CD/DVD last inserted is ejected.
2. Remove the CD/DVD.
If the LEDs stop flashing rapidly, the CD/DVD
changer is functional again.
Audio playback
The audio track of a DVD can be played back
even if video playback is not possible in the ve‐
hicle.
Only the main film without the previews or extras
can be played back.
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CD/multimedia
CDs and DVDs
Starting playback
A DVD is located in the DVD changer.
Use of CDs/DVDs
1. "CD/Multimedia"
▷ Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs
with labels applied, as these can be‐
come detached during playback due
to heat buildup and can cause irrepar‐
able damage to the device.
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
Selecting a chapter using the button
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired chapter is played.
Selecting a chapter using iDrive
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
4. Select the desired chapter.
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
Selecting the language
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. Select the desired DVD.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Audio/language"
6. Select the desired language.
▷ Only use round CDs/DVDs with a standard
diameter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play
CDs/DVDs with an adapter, e.g., single CDs;
otherwise, the CDs or the adapter may jam
and no longer eject.
▷ Do not use combined CDs/DVDs, e.g., DVD
Plus, as the CDs/DVDs can jam and will no
longer eject.◀
General malfunctions
▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been
optimized for performance in vehicles. In
some instances they may be more sensitive
to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary devices
would be.
▷ If a CD/DVD cannot be played, first check
whether it has been inserted correctly.
Humidity
High levels of humidity can lead to condensation
on the CD/DVD or the laser's scan lens, and
temporarily prevent playback.
Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
Notes
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes:
CD/DVD player and changer
Self-recorded CDs/DVDs
Do not remove the cover
BMW CD/DVD players and changers are
officially designated Class 1 laser products. Do
not operate if the cover is damaged; otherwise,
severe eye damage can result.◀
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▷ Possible reasons for malfunctions with selfrecorded CDs/DVDs are inconsistent data
creation or recording processes, or poor
quality or old age of the blank CD/DVD.
▷ Only label CDs/DVDs on the upper side with
a pen intended for this purpose.
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Damage
▷ Avoid fingerprints, dust, scratches and
moisture.
▷ Store CDs/DVDs in a sleeve.
▷ Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures
over 122 ℉/50 ℃, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
CDs/DVDs are often provided with a copy pro‐
tection feature by the manufacturer. This can
mean that some CDs/DVDs cannot be played or
can only be played to a limited extent.
MACROVISION
This product contains copyrighted technology
that is based on multiple registered US patents
and the intellectual property of the Macrovision
Corporation and other manufacturers. The use
of this copy protection must be approved by
Macrovision. Media protected by this product unless otherwise agreed with Macrovision - may
only be used for private purposes. Copying of
this technology is prohibited.
DTS Digital Surround™
Manufactured under license under U.S.
Patent Numbers: 5,451,942; 5,956,674;
5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 & and other
patents granted and registered in the USA and
worldwide. DTS and the logo are registered
trademarks & DTS Digital Surround and the DTS
logos are trademarks of DTS Inc. © DTS, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Music collection
Entertainment
▷ Audio CD: tracks are converted into a com‐
pressed audio format. If available, informa‐
tion on the album, such as the artist, is
stored as well.
▷ CD/DVD or USB device with compressed
audio files: the entire content of the CD/DVD
or the USB device is stored in the vehicle as
an album. The WMA, MP3, M4A, and AAC
formats are stored. Individual tracks and di‐
rectories can be deleted later, Deleting a
track and directory, refer to page 205.
Tracks with DRM copy protection can be
stored but cannot be played back.
Backing up music data
Regularly back up the music data; other‐
wise, it could be lost if there is a fault on the hard
disc.◀
Music recognition technology and re‐
lated data are provided by Gracenote®.
Gracenote is the industry standard in music rec‐
ognition technology and related content deliv‐
ery. For more information, please visit
www.gracenote.com.
CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc.,
copyright © 2000-2011 Gracenote. Gracenote
Software, copyright © 2000-2011 Gracenote.
This product and service may practice one or
more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593, and other patents issued or pend‐
ing. Some services supplied under license from
Open Globe, Inc. for U.S. Patent: #6,304,523.
Storing from a CD/DVD
1. Insert a CD or DVD into the CD/DVD player.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "CD/DVD"
Storing music
General information
Music tracks from CDs/DVDs and USB devices
can be stored in the music collection on a hard
disc in the vehicle and played from there.
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4.
CD/multimedia
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
5. "Store in vehicle"
Continuing the storage process
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3.
Select the symbol for the CD/DVD player.
4. "Continue storing"
Storage of the CD/DVD continues at the begin‐
ning of the track at which storage was inter‐
rupted.
Album information
The music collection is displayed and the first
track of the CD/DVD is played back. During the
storage process, the tracks are played in se‐
quence.
Observe the following during the storage proc‐
ess:
During storage, information such as the name of
the artist is stored with the track, if this informa‐
tion is available in the vehicle database or on the
CD.
To update the database, contact your service
center.
Do not switch to the CD/DVD player and do not
remove the CD/DVD from the CD/DVD player as
this will interrupt the storage process. You can
switch to the other audio sources without inter‐
rupting the storage process. Tracks from the
current CD/DVD that have already been stored
can be called up.
Storing from a USB device
Interrupting storage
▷ Unsuitable devices: USB hard drives, USB
hubs, USB memory card readers with mul‐
tiple inserts, Apple iPod/iPhone. Music from
the Apple iPod/iPhone can be played via the
USB audio interface in the center armrest.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/DVD"
3. "Storing..."
To store music, a suitable device must be con‐
nected to the USB interface in the glove com‐
partment.
▷ Suitable devices: USB mass storage devi‐
ces, such as USB flash drives or MP3 players
with a USB interface.
▷ File systems: standard file systems for USB
devices are supported. The FAT 32 format
is recommended.
1. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment, refer to
page 143.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
3. "Music collection"
4. Open "Options".
4. "Cancel storing"
The storage process is interrupted and can be
continued at any time.
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5. "Music data import/export"
Entertainment
▷ Select "A-Z search", refer to page 23,
and input the desired entry.
6. "Import music (USB)"
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
6. Select other categories if you wish.
The tracks found are listed in alphabetical
order.
Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, to search for all tracks by a certain
artist, call up that artist only. All of the tracks
by that artist are then displayed.
7. "Start play"
The list of tracks is repeated automatically.
Playing music
Music search
Restarting the music search
All tracks for which additional information has
been stored can be accessed by the music
search. Tracks without additional information
can be called up via the corresponding album,
refer to page 204.
"New search"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. "Music search"
Music search by voice
Instructions for voice activation system, refer to
page 25.
Press the button on the steering
1.
wheel.
2. ›Music search‹
3. Open the desired category, e. g., ›Select
artist‹.
4. Say the desired entry in the list.
5. Select other categories if you wish.
To select a track directly: ›Title ...‹
Say the voice command and the name of the
desired track in a single command.
4. Select the desired category.
Current playback
The list of tracks that was generated last by the
music search, or the album that was selected
last.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
5. Select the desired entry.
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3. "Current playback"
The first track is played automatically, if pos‐
sible.
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
4. Change directories if needed to select
tracks.
Top 50
The 50 most frequently played tracks.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
2. "Music collection"
Random playback
3. "Top 50"
All tracks of the selection are played back in ran‐
dom order.
4. Select the desired track, if necessary.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Albums
All stored albums, listed in order of their storage
dates.
Symbol
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Random"
Format
Audio CD
Compressed audio files
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Select the desired album.
Depending on the album, the tracks or the
subdirectories of the album are displayed.
Managing music
Albums
Renaming an album
The name of the album, if available, is automat‐
ically entered when the album is stored. If the
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name is not available, it can be changed later if
desired.
Entertainment
Free memory capacity
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Display the free memory capacity in the music
collection.
2. "Music collection"
1. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Highlight the desired album.
2. "Music collection"
4. Open "Options".
3. Open "Options".
5. "Rename album"
4. "Free memory"
Music collection
Backing up the music collection
The entire music collection can be stored on a
USB device. Make sure there is enough free
memory capacity on the USB device.
6. Select the letters individually.
Depending on the number of tracks, backing up
the music collection may take several hours.
Therefore, it is best to perform the backup dur‐
ing a long trip.
Deleting an album
1. Starting the engine.
An album cannot be deleted while a track from
that album is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. Connect the USB device to the USB inter‐
face in the glove compartment, refer to
page 143.
2. "Music collection"
3. "CD/Multimedia"
3. Highlight the desired album.
4. "Music collection"
4. Open "Options".
5. Open "Options".
5. "Delete album"
Deleting a track and directory
A track cannot be deleted while it is being
played.
A directory cannot be deleted while a track from
that directory is being played.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Highlight the directory or track.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete folder" or "Delete track"
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CD/multimedia
6. "Music data import/export"
External devices
At a glance
Symbol
Meaning
AUX-IN port
USB audio interface
Mobile phone audio interface
Bluetooth audio
7. "Backup music on USB"
AUX-IN port
At a glance
▷ For connecting audio devices, e.g., MP3
player. The sound is output on the vehicle
loudspeakers.
Storing the music collection in the vehicle
▷ Recommendation: use medium tone and
volume settings on the audio device. The
tone depends on the quality of the audio
files.
When storing from the USB device, the existing
music collection in the vehicle is replaced.
Connecting
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Music data import/export"
5. "Restore music from USB"
Deleting the music collection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
The AUX-IN port is in the center armrest.
2. "Music collection"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete music collection"
Connect the headphone connector or line-out
connector of the device to the AUX-IN port.
Playback
1. Connect the audio device, switch it on and
select a track on the audio device.
2. "CD/Multimedia"
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3. If necessary, "External devices"
4.
"AUX front"
Sound is output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
Volume
The volume of the sound output is dependent
on the audio device. If this volume differs mark‐
edly from the volume of the other audio sources,
it is advisable to adjust the volumes.
Entertainment
connectivity of the music player in the mo‐
bile phone: Apple iPhone or mobile phones.
Playback is only possible if no audio device
is connected to the analog AUX-IN port.
Due to the large number of different audio devi‐
ces available on the market, it cannot be ensured
that every audio device/mobile phone is opera‐
ble on the vehicle.
Ask your service center about suitable audio de‐
vices/mobile phones.
Adjusting the volume
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Audio files
2. If necessary "External devices"
Standard audio files can be played back:
3.
▷ MP3.
"AUX front"
▷ WMA.
4. "Volume"
▷ WAV (PCM).
▷ AAC, M4A.
▷ Playback lists: M3U, WPL, PLS.
File system
Standard file systems for USB devices are sup‐
ported. The FAT 32 format is recommended.
Connecting
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
USB audio interface/mobile phone
audio interface
At a glance
It is possible to connect external audio devices.
They can be operated via iDrive.The sound is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
The USB audio interface is in the center armrest.
Connectors for external devices
▷ Connection via USB audio interface: Apple
iPod/iPhone, USB devices, e.g., MP3 play‐
ers, USB flash drives, or mobile phones that
are supported by the USB audio interface.
▷ Connection via snap-in adapter, refer to
page 240, when equipped with extended
Connection of Apple iPod/iPhone via USB
audio interface
Connect using a flexible adapter cable.
Connect the Apple iPod/iPhone to the USB in‐
terface.
The Apple iPod/iPhone menu structure is sup‐
ported by the USB audio interface.
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CD/multimedia
Connection of a USB device via the USB
audio interface
Track search
Connect using a flexible adapter cable to protect
the USB audio interface and the USB device
against physical damage.
▷ Playback lists.
Connect the USB device to the USB interface.
After connecting for the first time
Information on all music tracks, e.g. artist or type
of music, as well as playback lists are transmit‐
ted into the vehicle. This may take some time,
depending on the USB device and the number
of tracks.
During transmission, the tracks can be called up
via the file directory.
Selection is possible via:
▷ Information: type of music, artist, and, if
available, composer, album, track.
▷ Additionally for USB devices: file directory,
composer.
Tracks are displayed if they have been saved in
the Latin alphabet.
Starting the track search
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
4.
Number of tracks
Information from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 36,000 tracks can be stored in the ve‐
hicle. If a fifth device is connected or if more than
36,000 tracks are stored, information on exist‐
ing tracks may be deleted.
Copy protection
Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Man‐
agement (DRM) cannot be played.
or
symbol.
"Search"
5. Select the desired category, e.g., "Genre" or
"Artist".
All entries are displayed in a list.
▷ Open "A-Z search" and input the de‐
sired entry. When a letter is entered, the
results are filtered using this letter as the
first letter. If multiple letters are entered,
all results that contain that sequence are
displayed.
▷ Select the desired entry from the list.
Playback
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
or
symbol.
6. Select other categories if you wish.
The playback starts with the first track.
The CD cover belonging to the track may appear
on the Control Display after several seconds.
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Not all categories need to be selected. For
example, if all of the tracks by a certain artist
are to be displayed, call up that artist only.
All of the tracks by that artist are then dis‐
played.
7. "Start play"
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Restarting a track search
"New search"
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brake is set or if the automatic transmission is in
position P.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Playback lists
Calling up playback lists.
2. "External devices"
3.
Select the symbol.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
4.
"Video"
2. "External devices"
5. Select the directory if necessary.
3. Select the
4.
or
symbol.
"Playlists"
To go up a level in the directory: move the
controller to the left.
6. Select the desired video file to begin play‐
back.
Current playback
List of tracks currently being played.
Video menu
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. Select the
4.
or
Symbol Function
symbol.
Next video file
"Current playback"
Previous video file
Random playback
Double-click on an icon to play back
previous video file.
The current list of tracks is played back in ran‐
dom order.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
Notes
2. "External devices"
Do not expose the audio device to extreme en‐
vironmental conditions, such as very high tem‐
peratures; refer to the audio device operating
instructions.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Random"
Fast forward/reverse
Press and hold the button.
Depending on the configuration of the audio
files, e.g., bit rates greater than 256 kbit/s, the
files may not play back correctly in each case.
Information on connection
Video playback
At a glance
Video playback via snap-in adapter is possible.
They can be operated via iDrive. The sound is
output on the vehicle loudspeakers.
Playback
The video image is displayed on the Control Dis‐
play up to a speed of approx. 2 mph/3 km/h; in
some countries, it is only displayed if the parking
▷ The connected audio device is supplied with
a max. power of 500 mA if supported by the
device. Therefore, do not additionally con‐
nect the device to a socket in the vehicle;
otherwise, playback may be compromised.
▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐
nector into the USB interface.
▷ Do not connect devices such as fans or
lamps to the USB audio interface.
▷ Do not connect USB hard drives.
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CD/multimedia
▷ Do not use the USB audio interface to re‐
charge external devices.
Pairing and connecting
Bluetooth audio
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the device while the vehicle is stationary.◀
At a glance
▷ Music files on external devices such as audio
devices or mobile phones can be played
back via Bluetooth.
Use of a mobile phone as an audio source,
refer to page 232.
▷ Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of
Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.
▷ The sound is output on the vehicle loud‐
speakers.
Pairing a device
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. "Add new phone"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
▷ The volume of the sound output is depend‐
ent on the device. If necessary, adjust the
volume on the device.
▷ Up to four external devices can be paired
with the vehicle.
Requirements
▷ The device is suitable. Information at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
▷ The device is ready for operation.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
5. Perform additional steps on the device, refer
to the device operating instructions: for in‐
stance, search for or connect the Bluetooth
device or a new device.
▷ Bluetooth is activated on the vehicle, refer to
page 231, and on the device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the device display.
▷ Bluetooth presettings must be made on the
device, such as for a connection without
confirmation or visibility; refer to the device
operating instructions.
6. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the device display.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits is defined as the Bluetooth pass‐
key. It is only required once for pairing.
7. Enter the passkey and confirm.
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You are prompted by the iDrive or device to
enter the same Bluetooth passkey.
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8. Select the desired functions with which the
device is to be connected, for instance
"Audio".
9. "OK"
Entertainment
Connecting the device
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
If pairing was successful, the device is displayed
as connected.
White symbol
source.
: the device is active as an audio
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 212.
White symbol
source.
: the device is active as an audio
Playback
Connecting a specific device
General information
A device that has already been paired can be
connected as an active audio source.
▷ The display of music track information de‐
pends on the device.
Connecting is not possible when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via Blue‐
tooth.
▷ Operation can takes place on the device or
iDrive.
Requirements
If necessary, activate the audio connection of
the desired device from the list of paired devi‐
ces.
▷ Playback is interrupted when data is ex‐
changed via a mobile phone connected via
Bluetooth.
Starting playback
1. Connect the device.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. "External devices"
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
4. Select the desired device from the list of
paired devices.
5. Open "Options".
6. "Configure phone"
7. Activate "Audio".
8. "OK"
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4.
CD/multimedia
Select the symbol.
5. Open "Options".
6. "Remove phone from list"
5. Select the desired track from the list, if nec‐
essary.
What to do if...
Playback menu
Depending on the particular device, some of the
functions may not be available.
Symbol Function
Information on suitable devices can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth.
Suitable mobile phones, refer to page 230.
The device is not supported by the vehicle.
Next track
Fast forward: press and hold the
symbol.
Previous music track
Reverse: press and hold the symbol.
Disconnecting the audio connection
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
3. Highlight the desired device.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Configure phone"
6. "Audio"
7. "OK"
Unpairing a device
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "Bluetooth® (audio)"
▷ Perform a software update, refer to
page 213, if needed.
The device could not be paired or connected.
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the device
and the vehicle match? Enter the same
passkey on the device and via iDrive.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the device or vehicle? Delete connections
with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter or via a charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one device can be connected
to the vehicle. Unpair the connected device
from the vehicle and pair and connect only
one device.
3. If necessary, "Bluetooth® audio".
▷ The device no longer reacts? Switch the de‐
vice off and on again.
4. Highlight the device that is to be unpaired.
▷ Repeat the pairing procedure.
Music cannot be played back.
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▷ Start the program for playing back music
data on the device and select a track on the
device if necessary.
▷ Switch the radio on and off again.
Music files can only be played back softly.
▷ Adjust the volume settings on the device.
Playback is disturbed when buttons are pressed
or by other messages on the device.
▷ Switch off the button tones and other signal
tones on the device.
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Updating software via USB
The software may only be updated when the ve‐
hicle is stationary.
1. Store the file for the software-update in the
main director of a USB flash drive.
2. Insert the USB flash drive into the USB in‐
terface of the USB audio interface in the
center armrest. An update via the USB in‐
terface in the glove compartment is not pos‐
sible.
Playback is interrupted by a telephone call or
traffic bulletin and is not resumed automatically.
3. "Settings"
▷ Switch the radio on and off again.
5. "Update software"
4. "Software update"
Playback is not possible if the mobile phone is
connected both via Bluetooth Audio and via the
extended connectivity of the music player in the
mobile phone.
▷ Disconnect one of the two connections; for
example, disconnect the audio connection,
refer to page 212, and restart playback.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
Software Update
The vehicle supports various external devices
depending on the current software version. With
a software update, the vehicle can support new
cell phones or new external device, for example.
▷ USB.
Software updates and related current infor‐
mation is available at www.bmw.com/up‐
date.
Displaying the current version
The currently installed software is displayed.
6. If necessary, "USB".
7. "Start update"
8. "OK"
All listed software updates are installed.
Restoring the previous version
The software version prior to the last software
update can be restored.
The previous version can only be restored when
the vehicle is stationary.
1. "Settings"
2. "Software update"
3. "Restore previous version"
1. "Settings"
4. "OK" Double-click.
2. "Software update"
All listed software updates are removed.
3. "Show current version"
Select desired version to display additional in‐
formation.
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Note
While the software is being updated or a previ‐
ous version is being restored, BMW Assist, Of‐
fice functions, and the connected devices are
temporarily unavailable. Wait several minutes
for the functions to become available again.
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Vehicle equipment
Controls
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
General information
With the DVD system in the rear you can play
CDs and DVDs with audio, video and image data.
The DVD system can also play data from at‐
tached external audio and video devices. Audio
output is possible both via headphones and via
the vehicle speakers.
You can control the DVD system using the but‐
tons on the CD-/DVD player or using the remote
control.
1
Display screen
Some functions are operated using the remote
control.
2
Infrared interface for headphones
3
CD/DVD player
4
Headphone connection: jack plug
5
12 V sockets 139
Enabling DVD system
The DVD system can be enabled via iDrive.
Folding in display screen
1. "Settings"
When using the ski bag or when transporting
bulky pieces of luggage, the display screen
should be folded in, as otherwise it may be dam‐
aged.
2. "Allow rear control"
3. "Rear DVD system active"
Note when the display screen is folded
down
When the screen is folded down, do not open
the lid of the center armrest or rest your arm on
the screen; otherwise, you may damage the
screen.◀
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Turn: right headphone volume and vehicle
volume
Connecting headphones
You can connect headphones with a jack plug or
operate them using the infrared interface.
1. Turn the display screen, arrow 1
The display screen switches off.
2. Fold down the display screen, arrow 2.
The display screen is folded out in the reverse
order.
CD/DVD player
Controls
To enable optimal use of the infrared interface,
use infrared headphones that comply with the
IEC 61603-2 standard.
Compatible infrared headphones and informa‐
tion about supported headphones are available
at your service center.
When using infrared headphones, it is important
not to interrupt the infrared connection between
the headphones and the infrared interface. This
means that no obstacle should come between
the two and that the cover of the infrared inter‐
face should not be covered or scratched. Un‐
favorable lighting conditions such as glare from
outside can interfere with reception.
Remote control
1
Press: switch the DVD system on/off
Turn: left headphone volume and vehicle
volume
2
Eject CD/DVD
3
Beginning of track
Stop
1
Menu navigation
Playback, pause, freeze frame
2
Volume for headphones with jack plug
Next track
3
Changing track or chapter during CD-, DVDor AUX playback, fast forward/rewind
4
Headphones right/left
5
Open start menu for DVD system
4
CD/DVD slot
5
Connectors for external device: cinch sock‐
ets
6
Press: switch the DVD system on/off
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Menu navigation
You can use the thumbwheel and buttons 1 to
navigate through the menus.
▷ Turn the thumbwheel: select a menu item.
▷ Press the arrow buttons: change between
fields.
▷
Press the button: activate the menu item.
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Sound output via speakers
In addition to the headphones, you can also play
the sound via the vehicle speakers.
1. "CD/Multimedia"
2. "External devices"
3. "AUX rear"
4. "Volume"
Changing batteries
5. Turn the controller until the desired volume
is set and press the controller.
Switching DVD system on/off
Press the button on the CD-/DVD player or un‐
der the desired screen.
The DVD system switches on automatically
when a CD or DVD is inserted.
1. Press the detent and remove the cover.
2. Change the batteries. The type and instal‐
lation position are marked on the bottom of
the battery compartment.
3. Close the cover.
Take the used battery to a recycling cen‐
ter or to your service center.
Playing CD/DVD
Use the following menu items to access data
from a CD/DVD:
▷ Video data via "DVD"
▷ Audio data via "CD"
▷ Images "Photo"
Setting the language of the
DVD system
1. Select a CD/DVD track.
2.
Press the button.
3. Select "Tone".
4.
Press the button.
5. Switch to the top window.
6. Select "Language".
7.
Press the button.
8. Select the desired language.
9.
Press the button.
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Playing videos from CDs/
DVDs
Country codes of DVDs
Your DVD player only plays DVDs with the cod‐
ing of your home region, e.g., Europe=2. The
country codes supported by your DVD are con‐
tained in the information on your DVD.
An overview of the coding zones:
Code Region
Video CDs (VCDs) and Super Video CDs
(SVCDs) can only be played if they do not have
a DVD-specific menu.
Eject CD/DVD
Press the button on the CD/DVD player. The
DVD emerges slightly from the drive.
DVD control
With the DVD control, you can select the title and
chapter, open the DVD-specific menu, and op‐
erate functions such as Language, Fast forward
and Reverse or Freeze frame.
1
USA, Canada
2
Japan, Europe, Middle East, South Af‐
rica
3
Southeast Asia
4
Australia, Central and South America,
New Zealand
A DVD can briefly deactivate functions of the
DVD control, under certain circumstances while
the entire DVD is being played. It is not possible
to operate the DVD control under these circum‐
stances. In this case, try to make the selection
using the DVD-specific menu.
5
Northwest Asia, North Africa
1.
6
China
Press the button on the remote control
during playback.
DVDs with the code 0 can be played on all devi‐
ces.
Starting playback
1. Push the CD/DVD into the drive with the la‐
beled side facing upward. The CD/DVD is
automatically pulled in.
▷ Playback begins automatically after a
few seconds.
▷ Otherwise: select "DVD".
2. If the DVD control or the DVD-specific menu
is displayed when a DVD is inserted, use the
remote control buttons for menu navigation
to select the desired option.
2. Press the
buttons on the remote control
or turn the thumbwheel to select the desired
function.
3.
Symbol
You can control the playback with the buttons
on the CD/DVD player or the DVD control.
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Function
Exit DVD control
Or:
Press the button on the CD/DVD player.
Press the button.
"SET"
Settings for playing DVDs.
Start playback.
Stop playback.
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Symbol
Function
3.
Activate and deactivate freeze
frame.
Skip a chapter.
"Menu"
Open the DVD-specific menu.
1.
Press the button on the remote control to
exit the DVD control.
Fast forward/reverse
Forward/reverse with DVD control
3.
4.
Skipping chapter
You can change to the next or previous chapter
during playback.
Or:
2.
Press the button on the CD/DVD player.
Fast forward/reverse is interrupted. The
DVD will start play at the point selected.
Fast forward/reverse.
The DVD control disappears again after a short
time if you have not selected a function.
1.
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Press the button on the remote control
during playback.
2.
3.
Press the button on the remote control
during playback.
Select the symbol.
Press the button repeatedly, continuing
until you reach the desired chapter.
Or:
Press the button on the left or right on the
remote control repeatedly until you reach the
desired chapter.
Freeze frame
1.
Select the symbol.
Press the button on the remote control
during playback.
Press the button.
Press the button several times to in‐
crease the fast forward/reverse speed.
The DVD playback will be distorted.
To cancel fast forward/reverse:
1.
Select the symbol.
2.
Press the button.
Or:
2.
Select the symbol.
Press the button on the CD/DVD player. The
DVD will start play at the point selected.
3.
Press the button.
Forward/reverse with remote control
Press and hold the button until you reach
the desired point.
Or:
1. During playback, turn the thumbwheel. Fast
forward/reverse is interrupted.
To continue playback:
1. Select the
2.
or
symbol.
Press the button.
As an alternative, you can also stop and continue
playback with the
button on the CD/DVD
player.
2. Continue to turn the thumbwheel. The
speed is increased.
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Making settings for DVD
1.
Press the button during playback.
ferent camera angles. These are usually only
briefly available.
▷ "Menu": open the DVD-specific menu.
▷ "Return": exit the menu, or:
Press the buttons on the remote con‐
trol.
Many DVDs offer dialogs and subtitles in various
languages or scene descriptions for the hearing
impaired. These functions are stored on the
DVD.
2. Make the settings with the remote control:
▷ "Video settings":
▷ "Brightness", "Color", and "Contrast"
on the screen.
▷ After switching to the top window, you
can change other settings.
"Language": the system language of the
DVD system
"Display": background brightness of the
screen.
▷ "Tone":
▷ "Treble / Bass" and "Balance": sepa‐
rately adjustable for the left and right
headphones and the infrared head‐
phones.
With some DVDs, it is only possible to select
language, subtitles, camera angle, or title by us‐
ing the DVD-specific menu. Consult the infor‐
mation accompanying your DVD.
Opening the DVD-specific menu
Additional functions may be available on DVDs.
It is thus possible, for example, to select from
among several possible actions or to access in‐
formation about the film.
1.
Press the button on the remote control
during playback.
2. Select "Menu".
3.
Press the button.
On some DVDs, you can use "Main menu"
and "Title" to access additional menus in
which you can select music scenes, for ex‐
ample.
▷ "Reset": the settings are reset to the de‐
fault values.
To make a selection:
▷ "DVD format":
▷ "Standard"
1.
▷ "Zoom": full-screen playback.
2.
Select the symbol.
Press the button until the desired func‐
tion is selected.
▷ "Language": language of the DVD playback.
The language advances one setting each
time the menu item is selected.
3. Select the
▷ "Subtitles": language of the subtitles or turn
off the subtitles.
To return to the start menu:
4.
Press the button.
▷ "Title": select individual tracks on the DVD.
1. Select the
▷ "Angle of view": camera angle.
2.
Information or symbols that appear during
the playback of a film generally point out dif‐
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arrow.
arrow.
Press the button.
You can also select language, subtitles, camera
angle, or title in the DVD-specific menu. Consult
the information accompanying your DVD.
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Compressed video files
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Playback functions
1. Select a track.
Playback
1. Select the directory if necessary.
2.
Press the button.
3. Select a menu item:
▷ "Pause": stop and continue playback.
▷ "Repeat track": repeat the selected
track.
▷ "Repeat directory": repeat the tracks in
the current directory.
4.
2.
Press the button.
3. Select a track.
Press the button.
Playing audio tracks from CD/
DVD
Starting playback
Push the CD/DVD into the drive with the labeled
side facing upward. The CD/DVD is automati‐
cally pulled in.
▷ Playback begins automatically after a few
seconds.
▷ Otherwise: select "CD".
4.
Press the button.
5. Select "Play".
6.
Press the button.
To change the directory:
1. Select the directory.
Press the button.
CDs/DVDs with compressed audio files, refer to
page 223, can take approx. 1 minute to read,
depending on their directory structure.
To play back audio tracks from a DVD, refer to
Compressed audio files, refer to page 223.
To start playback if a CD is already in the drive:
1. Open the start menu with the remote con‐
trol.
2. Select "CD".
2.
Press the button.
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Press the button.
As an alternative, you can also control the play‐
back with the buttons on the CD/DVD player.
To eject CD/DVD:
2.
Press the button.
3. Make the settings with the remote control:
▷ "Tone":
Selecting a track
▷ "Treble / Bass" and "Balance": sepa‐
rately adjustable for the left and right
headphones and the infrared head‐
phones.
Buttons on CD/DVD player
▷ "Reset": the settings are reset to the de‐
fault values.
Press the button on the CD/DVD player.
Press the button for the corresponding
direction repeatedly until you reach the desired
track.
Playback begins at the start of the track.
Using the remote control
Press the button for the corresponding
direction repeatedly or turn the thumbwheel un‐
til you reach the desired track.
Playback begins at the start of the track.
▷ "Pause": stop and continue playback.
▷ "Random": the CD tracks are played back
once in random sequence.
▷ "Scan": brief samples of all CD tracks are
automatically played one after another.
▷ "Repeat": repeat the current track. Select
again to end.
To exit from the menu:
Press the buttons on the remote control.
Fast forward/reverse
Buttons on the CD/DVD player:
Press and hold the button for the cor‐
responding direction.
Settings and playback functions for
audio CDs
1. Select "SET".
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Playback
Entertainment
Settings and playback functions for
compressed audio files
1. Select a track.
1. Select the directory if necessary.
2.
Press the button.
3. Make the settings with the remote control:
▷ "Tone":
▷ "Treble / Bass" and "Balance": sepa‐
rately adjustable for the left and right
headphones and the infrared head‐
phones.
▷ "Reset": the settings are reset to the de‐
fault values.
2.
Press the button.
▷ "Pause": stop and continue playback.
▷ "Scan directory": briefly sample the tracks
in the current directory.
3. Select a track.
▷ "Scan all": briefly sample all tracks.
▷ "Random directory": play the tracks in the
current directory in a random sequence.
▷ "Random all": play all tracks in a random se‐
quence.
▷ "Repeat track": repeat the selected track.
4.
Press the button.
▷ "Repeat directory": repeat the tracks in the
current directory.
5. Select "Play".
▷ "Details": display any stored information on
the current track.
6.
To exit from the menu:
Press the button.
To change the directory:
Press the buttons on the remote control.
1. Select the directory.
Displaying images from CD/
DVD
1. Push the CD/DVD into the drive with the la‐
beled side facing upward. The CD/DVD is
automatically pulled in.
2. Open the start menu with the remote con‐
trol.
2.
Press the button.
3. Select "Photo".
4.
Press the button.
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Displaying overview
Adjusting
1. Select the subdirectory if necessary.
1.
Press the button.
2. Select "Overview".
2. Select a menu item:
3.
Press the button.
It may take some time until the overview is com‐
pletely displayed.
If a symbol appears instead of an image, the im‐
age cannot be displayed in the overview.
Symbol
Return to the photo menu.
"SET"
Adjust the "Display".
"Language": after switching to
the top window, the system lan‐
guage can be changed.
Displaying images
1. Use the buttons or the thumbwheel of the
remote control to select an image.
2.
Function
Start the slide show.
Press the button.
Display the first/last image of the
current directory.
Rotate the image by 90°.
"Overview" Change to the image overview.
Ending display
1.
3. Displaying images:
▷ Scroll using the menu navigation but‐
tons of the remote control.
▷ Display the slide show: turn the thumb‐
wheel to set the display duration of the
images.
Press the button.
2.
Select the symbol.
3.
Press the button.
Eject CD/DVD
Press the button on the CD/DVD player.
Stop the slide show: select "Stop".
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Information on CD/DVD
player
Safety notes
Do not remove the cover
The BMW CD/DVD player is a Class 1 laser
product. Do not operate if the cover is damaged;
otherwise, severe eye damage can result.◀
Suitable media
Use of CDs/DVDs
▷ Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs
with labels applied, as these can be‐
come detached during playback due
to heat buildup and can cause irrepar‐
able damage to the device.
Entertainment
Dual-sided DVDs available from retail suppliers
are coated on both sides and bear no markings.
This means both sides are information carriers.
To play the information on the other side, turn
over the DVD.
Supported formats
Depending on the compression method used,
not all files of the specified formats can be
opened.
Images
▷ JPEG/JPG.
With very large image files, it can take longer for
the images to be displayed.
Compressed audio files
▷ Only use round CDs/DVDs with a standard
diameter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play
CDs/DVDs with an adapter, e.g., single CDs;
otherwise, the CDs or the adapter may jam
and no longer eject.
▷ MP3.
▷ Do not use combined CDs/DVDs, e.g., DVD
Plus, as the CDs/DVDs can jam and will no
longer eject.◀
Compressed video files
The CD/DVD player can play the following me‐
dia:
▷ WMA.
▷ OGG.
▷ AAC.
▷ SVCD.
▷ MPEG1.
▷ MPEG2.
▷ MPEG4/DivX.
▷ Video DVD.
▷ CD-DA (audio CD).
▷ CDs/DVDs with compressed image data.
▷ CDs/DVDs with compressed audio data.
▷ CDs/DVDs with compressed video data.
The DVD player does not support DVD audio.
However, many audio DVDs available in stores
also contain a video track in the DVD Video for‐
mat in addition to the audio track. These DVDs
can be played back by the DVD player. Refer to
the information on your DVD to determine
whether your audio DVD contains an additional
video track. Depending on the authoring used, it
is possible that not all functions are available
during playback.
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
In some cases, it may not be possible to play
CDs/DVDs with integrated Digital Rights Man‐
agement (DRM).
General malfunctions
▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been
optimized for performance in vehicles. In
some instances they may be more sensitive
to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary devices
would be.
▷ If a CD/DVD cannot be played, first check
whether it has been inserted correctly.
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DVD system in rear
Foreign bodies/liquids in the CD/DVD slot
Make sure that no foreign objects or liq‐
uids get into the CD/DVD slot; otherwise, the
CD/DVD player will be damaged.◀
Humidity
High levels of humidity can lead to condensation
on the CD/DVD or the laser's scan lens, and
temporarily prevent playback.
CDs/DVDs with compressed audio files
If the language set for the CD/DVD player does
not match the language of the music track, the
music tracks may be displayed incorrectly.
External device
Connecting
Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes.
Copied or self-recorded CDs/DVDs
▷ Possible reasons for malfunctions with
home-recorded CDs/DVDs are inconsistent
data creation or recording processes, or
poor quality or old age of the blank CD/DVD.
1
Yellow socket: video
▷ Only label CDs/DVDs on the upper side with
a pen intended for this purpose.
Damaged CDs/DVDs
▷ Avoid fingerprints, dust, scratches and
moisture.
▷ Store CDs/DVDs in a sleeve.
▷ Do not subject CDs/DVDs to temperatures
over 122 ℉/50 ℃, high humidity or direct
sunlight.
CDs/DVDs with copy protection
Connections for audio/video cables. Watch
the colors of the sockets when connecting.
White socket: audio on left
Red socket: audio on right
2
Power supply for external device: socket
with removable cap.
Playback
1. Switch on the external device and start the
playback.
2. Open the start menu with the remote con‐
trol.
3. Select "AUX".
CDs/DVDs are often provided with a copy pro‐
tection feature by the manufacturer. As a result,
some CDs/DVDs cannot be played, can only be
played to a limited degree, or cause the system
to switch off. In this case, wait a short while and
then switch the system back on again. Then re‐
move the CD/DVD from the drive.
4.
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Press the button.
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For devices without a video signal, for instance
MP3 players, "No video signal" appears on the
display. The sound is nevertheless played.
Settings for external devices
1.
Press the button during playback.
Entertainment
"Display": background brightness of the
screen.
▷ "Video Format":
▷ "Standard"
▷ "Zoom": full-screen playback.
To exit from the menu:
Press the buttons on the remote control.
2. Make the settings with the remote control:
▷ "Video settings":
▷ "Brightness", "Color", and "Contrast" of
the video playback.
▷ "NTSC color": the color can be adjusted
on an external device with the NTSC
standard.
▷ "Standard": the DVD system can be
adapted to external devices with differ‐
ent TV standards; to do so, consult the
operating manual of the external device.
▷ "Reset": the settings are reset to the de‐
fault values.
▷ "Tone":
▷ "Treble / Bass" and "Balance": sepa‐
rately adjustable for the left and right
headphones and the infrared head‐
phones.
▷ "Reset": your settings are reset.
▷ After switching to the top window, you
can change other settings.
"Audio": adjust the volume of the exter‐
nal device to the volume of the CD/DVD
player.
"Language": the system language of the
DVD system.
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All of the options available to you for mobile
communication with family, friends, business
partners, and service providers are described in
this chapter.
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Telephone
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Snap-in adapter
The snap-in adapter is used to:
▷ Hold the mobile phone.
▷ Recharge the battery.
▷ Connect the mobile phone to an outside an‐
tenna of the vehicle.
This provides for better network reception
and consistent sound quality.
Approved mobile phones
At a glance
The concept
Mobile phones or other external devices such as
audio players can be connected to the vehicle
via Bluetooth.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Blue‐
tooth® SIG, Inc.
After these devices are paired once, they are
recognized automatically when the ignition is
switched on as soon as they are in the vehicle
and can then be operated via iDrive, the buttons
on the steering wheel, and via voice activation.
Depending on their functionality, external devi‐
ces can be used via the vehicle as a telephone
or as an audio source. The telephone functions
are described in the following. Operating the au‐
dio functions, refer to page 210.
Up to four external devices can be paired.
Certain functions may need to be enabled by the
mobile phone provider or service provider.
Using the mobile phone while driving
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Do not hold the mobile phone
in your hand while you are driving; use the
hands-free system instead. If you do not ob‐
serve this precaution, you can endanger the ve‐
hicle occupants and other road users.◀
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Details on which mobile phones and external
devices with a Bluetooth interface are sup‐
ported by the mobile phone preparation pack‐
age can be obtained at www.bmwusa.com/blue‐
tooth.
Displaying the vehicle identification
number and software part number
The vehicle identification number and software
part number are needed to determine which mo‐
bile phones are supported by the mobile phone
preparation package. The software version of
the mobile phone may also be required.
1. "Telephone"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Bluetooth® info"
4. "Display system information"
These approved mobile phones with a certain
software version, support the vehicle functions
described below.
Malfunctions may occur with other mobile
phones or software versions.
Do not operate a mobile phone that is connected
to the vehicle on the mobile phone keypad, as
this may lead to a malfunction.
A software update, refer to page 213, can be
performed if necessary.
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Notes
2. Open "Options".
At high temperatures, the charging function of
the mobile phone may be limited and functions
may not be executed.
3. "Bluetooth®"
Communication
When using the mobile phone via the vehicle,
note the operating instructions of the mobile
phone.
Pairing/unpairing the mobile
phone
General information
The following functions are available:
▷ Use of a mobile phone as a telephone.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an additional tele‐
phone.
▷ Use of a mobile phone as an audio source.
▷ Use of an audio device as an audio source,
refer to page 210.
Additional functions
Activating/deactivating the additional
functions
Activate the functions before pairing to be able
to use them in the vehicle. Information on suit‐
able mobile phones, refer to page 230, that sup‐
port this function.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
Requirements
▷ The mobile phone is suitable, refer to
page 230.
3. Open "Options".
▷ The mobile phone is ready for operation.
5. Select the desired additional function.
4. "Configure Bluetooth®"
▷ Bluetooth is activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone.
▷ "Additional telephone"
▷ Bluetooth presettings may need to be made
on the mobile phone, e.g., for a connection
without confirmation or visibility, refer to the
mobile phone operating instructions.
▷ "Bluetooth® audio"
▷ Deactivate Bluetooth audio if necessary.
▷ A number with at least four and a maximum
of 16 digits was defined as the Bluetooth
passkey. It is only required once for pairing.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
Activating/deactivating Bluetooth
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
▷ "Office"
6. "OK"
An additional function cannot be assigned to a
telephone while it is deactivated.
Additional telephone
A mobile phone can be used as an additional
telephone.
The additional telephone can be used to accept
incoming calls, refer to page 234. While a call is
active on the additional telephone, received
calls are displayed on the Control Display.
1. "Telephone"
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Audio source
Gray symbol: the function is inactive.
A mobile phone can be used as an audio source.
Pairing and connecting a mobile phone
Pairing the mobile phone
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard both to your own vehi‐
cle's occupants and to other road users, only
pair the mobile phone while the vehicle is sta‐
tionary.◀
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. "Add new phone"
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
4. To perform additional steps on the mobile
phone, refer to the mobile phone operating
instructions: for instance, search for or con‐
nect the Bluetooth device or a new device.
The Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the mobile phone display.
5. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
6. You are prompted by the iDrive or mobile
phone to enter the same Bluetooth passkey.
Enter the passkey and confirm.
or
Compare the control number on the vehicle
display with the control number on the mo‐
bile phone display. Confirm the control num‐
ber on the mobile phone and in the vehicle.
"OK"
7. Select the functions for which the mobile
phone is to be used.
8. "OK"
If the pairing was successful, the mobile phone
appears at the top of the list of mobile phones.
Symbol
Function
Telephone.
Additional telephone.
Audio source.
Four mobile phones can be paired with the ve‐
hicle at once. Three mobile phones can be con‐
nected with the vehicle at once.
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 233.
Following the initial pairing
▷ The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
▷ The phone book entries of the telephone
stored on the SIM card or mobile phone are
transmitted to the vehicle after detection,
depending on the mobile phone.
▷ Four mobile phones can be paired.
▷ Specific settings may be necessary in some
mobile phones, e.g., authorization or a se‐
cure connection; refer to the mobile phone
operating instructions.
Connecting a particular mobile phone
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Select the mobile phone that is to be con‐
nected.
The functions assigned to the mobile phone be‐
fore unpairing are assigned to the mobile phone
when it is reconnected. These functions are de‐
activated in a mobile phone that is already con‐
nected.
The functions supported by the mobile phone
and audio device are displayed as symbols when
paired.
White symbol: the function is active.
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Configuring the mobile phone
4. Open "Options".
Additional functions can be activated or deacti‐
vated for paired and connected mobile phones.
5. "Remove phone from list"
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Highlight the mobile phone to be config‐
ured.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Configure phone"
6. At least one function must be selected.
▷ "Telephone"
▷ "Additional telephone"
▷ "Audio"
7. "OK"
If a function has already been assigned to an‐
other connected mobile phone, the function is
deactivated in that mobile phone and the mobile
phone is unpaired when the function is assigned
to a new mobile phone.
Swapping the telephone and additional
telephone
The function of the telephone and additional tel‐
ephone can be swapped automatically.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. "Swap phone/addit. phone"
Unpairing the mobile phone
1. "Telephone"
2. "Bluetooth® (phone)"
3. Highlight the mobile phone that is to be un‐
paired.
What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 230.
The mobile phone could not be paired or con‐
nected.
▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth in the
vehicle and on the mobile phone.
▷ Do the Bluetooth passkeys on the mobile
phone and the vehicle match? Enter the
same passkey on the mobile phone and via
iDrive.
▷ Did it take longer than 30 seconds to enter
the passkey? Repeat the pairing procedure.
▷ Are too many Bluetooth devices connected
to the mobile phone or vehicle? Delete con‐
nections with other devices if necessary.
▷ Is the audio connection activated? Deacti‐
vate the audio connection.
▷ Is the mobile phone in power-save mode or
does it have only a limited remaining battery
life? Charge the mobile phone in the snapin adapter or via the charging cable.
▷ Depending on the mobile phone, it is possi‐
ble that only one mobile phone can be con‐
nected to the vehicle. Unpair the connected
mobile phone from the vehicle and pair and
connect only one mobile phone.
The mobile phone no longer reacts.
▷ Switch the mobile phone off and on again.
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▷ Is the ambient temperature too high or low?
Do not expose the mobile phone to extreme
environmental conditions.
Controls
Adjusting the volume
The telephone functions are not available.
▷ Is the mobile phone paired as an additional
telephone and is the additional telephone
function deactivated? Activate the function.
▷ Is an outgoing call not possible? Connect
the mobile phone as a telephone.
No phone book entries or only some phone book
entries are displayed, or they are incomplete.
▷ Transmission of the phone book entries is
not yet complete.
▷ It is possible that only the phone book en‐
tries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are
transmitted.
▷ It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
▷ The number of phone book entries to be
stored is too high.
▷ Is the data volume of the contact too large,
e. g., due to stored information such as
notes? Reduce the data volume of the con‐
tact.
▷ Is the mobile phone connected as an audio
source or additional telephone? The mobile
phone must be connected as a telephone.
The phone connection quality is poor.
Turn the knob until the desired volume is se‐
lected. The setting is stored for the remote con‐
trol currently in use.
The vehicle automatically adjusts the volume of
the microphone on the telephone and the vol‐
ume of the called party. Depending on the mo‐
bile phone, the volumes may need to be ad‐
justed. The settings can only be created during
a call and must be adjusted separately for each
telephone. The settings are deleted when the
telephone is unpaired.
1. "Settings"
2. "Tone"
3. "Volume settings"
4. Select the desired setting: "Microphone" or
"Loudspeak."
▷ The strength of the Bluetooth signal on the
mobile phone can be adjusted, depending
on the mobile phone.
5. To adjust: turn the controller.
▷ Insert the mobile phone into the snap-in
adapter or place it in the area of the center
console.
Incoming call
▷ Adjust the volume of the microphone and
loudspeakers separately.
If the number of the caller is stored in the phone
book and is transmitted by the network, the
name of the contact is displayed. Otherwise,
only the phone number is displayed.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, contact
Customer Relations or the service center.
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6. To store: press the controller.
Receiving calls
If more than one phone number is assigned to a
contact, only the name of the contact is dis‐
played.
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For calls on the additional telephone, the num‐
ber is only displayed if it is transmitted by the
network.
Entering a phone number
An incoming call to one of the telephones is au‐
tomatically rejected if there is an active call on
the other telephone.
1. "Telephone"
Accepting a call
4.
Dialing a number
2. "Dial number"
3. Select the digits individually.
Select the symbol.
Press the button on the steering wheel.
or
"Accept"
The phone number can also be entered by voice.
Calls with multiple parties
General information
You can switch between calls or connect two
calls to a single conference call. These functions
must be supported by the mobile phone and
service provider.
Rejecting a call
"Reject"
Ending a call
Press the button on the steering wheel.
or
1. "Telephone"
2.
"End call"
Accepting a call while speaking to
another party
This function might have to be activated by the
service provider and the mobile phone must be
adjusted accordingly.
If a second call comes in during an ongoing call,
a call waiting signal is sounded.
"Accept"
The call is accepted and the existing call is put
on hold.
Establishing a second call
Establish an additional call during an active call.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Hold"
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The existing call is put on hold.
DTMF suffix dialing
DTMF suffix dialing can be used for gaining ac‐
cess to network services or for controlling devi‐
ces, e.g., to make a remote inquiry of an answer‐
ing machine. The DTMF code is needed for this
purpose.
1. "Telephone"
2. Select the contact from a list or "Dial
number".
4. Dial the new phone number or select it from
a list.
"Return"
The call on hold is resumed.
Switching between two calls, hold call
The active call is displayed in color.
The call on hold is displayed in gray.
"Swap calls"
The call on hold is resumed.
Establishing a conference call
Two calls can be connected to a single tele‐
phone conference call.
3.
"Keypad dialing"
4. Enter the DTMF code via iDrive.
Phone book
Displays
The phone book accesses the contacts and
shows all contacts for which a phone number
has been stored. The entries can be selected to
make a call.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Phone book"
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts.
1. Establish two calls.
2.
"Conference call"
When terminating a conference call, both calls
are ended. If one call is terminated by another
party, the other call can be continued.
Switching the microphone to mute
When a call is active, the microphone can be
muted.
1. "Telephone"
2. "Active calls"
3.
"Microphone mute"
A microphone that has been switched to mute
is automatically reactivated:
▷ When a new connection is established.
▷ When switching between call parties.
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Dialing the number via the iDrive
1. "Telephone"
Symbol Meaning
2. "Redial"
Contact with one stored phone num‐
ber.
Contact with more than one stored
phone number.
Call not possible; mobile phone with‐
out reception or network, or Service
Request is active.
For contacts with one stored phone number: se‐
lect the required contact. The connection is be‐
ing established.
3. Select the desired entry and the phone num‐
ber if necessary.
For contacts with more than one stored phone
number: select the required contact and the
phone number. The connection is being estab‐
lished.
Deleting a single entry or all entries
The connection is established.
The deletion of entries depends on your partic‐
ular mobile phone.
Editing a contact
1. Highlight the entry.
Changing the entries in "Contacts". When a
contact is changed, the changes are not stored
on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry is
stored in the vehicle.
2. Open "Options".
1. Highlight the contact.
1. Highlight the entry.
2. Open "Options".
2. Open "Options".
3. "Edit entry"
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
The contact can be edited.
3. "Delete entry" or "Delete list"
Saving an entry in the contacts
4. Select the contact if necessary.
Redialing
General information
The list of dialed numbers in the mobile phone
is transmitted to the vehicle depending on the
mobile phone. Possibly only those numbers are
displayed that were dialed from the vehicle.
The 20 phone numbers dialed last are displayed.
The sorting order of the phone numbers de‐
pends on the particular mobile phone.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
7. "Store contact"
Received calls
Displaying calls
The 20 calls that were last received are dis‐
played.
1. "Telephone"
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From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
2. "Received calls"
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with the ignition switched
on.
Depending on the mobile phone, the system au‐
tomatically switches to the hands-free system.
Calling a number from the list
If the system does not switch over automatically,
follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
Selecting an entry.
The connection is established.
From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Deleting a single entry or all entries
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
The deletion of entries depends on your partic‐
ular mobile phone.
Follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
1. Highlight the entry.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Delete entry" or "Delete list"
Saving an entry in the contacts
1. Highlight the entry.
Voice operation
General information
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
4. Select the contact if necessary.
5. Select the type of number: "Home",
"Business", "Mobile" or "Other"
6. Complete the entries if necessary.
7. "Store contact"
Hands-free system
General information
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
Vehicles equipped with the voice activation sys‐
tem: operation, refer to page 25.
Vehicles not equipped with the voice activation
system: depending on the equipment, the mo‐
bile phone can be voice operated as described
below.
The list of short commands in the Owner's
Manual does not apply to this type of voice op‐
eration.
The concept
▷ The mobile phone can be operated without
taking your hands from the steering wheel.
▷ In many cases, the entries are accompanied
by announcements or questions.
▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice
operation system.
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▷ ››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the
voice operation system.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. Say the command.
Terminating the voice activation
system
Press the button on the steering wheel
or ›Cancel‹.
Possible commands
Having possible commands read aloud
Press the button on the steering wheel.
›Help‹.
The digits from zero to nine are recognized. The
digits can be spoken separately or combined in
a sequence to accelerate the entry.
Using alternative commands
The system often recognizes a number of dif‐
ferent commands to run a function; for instance:
›Dial name‹ or ›Name‹
Example: dialing a phone number
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
2. ›Dial number‹
The system says: »Please say the number«.
3. For instance, ›123 456 790‹
The system says: »123 456 790. Continue?
«.
4. ›Dial‹
The system says: »Dialing number«.
Calling
Dialing a phone number
1. ›Dial number‹
2. Say the phone number.
3. ›Dial‹
Correcting the phone number
The sequence of digits can be deleted after the
system has repeated the digits.
›Correct number‹
The command can be repeated as often as nec‐
essary.
Deleting a phone number
›Delete‹
All digits entered up to that point are deleted.
Redialing
Possible commands are announced.
1.
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›Redial‹
Voice phone book
Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, it
may be necessary to create your own voice
phone book.
The entries must be entered using voice activa‐
tion and are separate from the memory in the
mobile phone. Up to 50 entries can be set up.
Saving an entry
1. ›Save name‹
2. Say the name. Do not exceed the speaking
duration of approx. 2 seconds.
3. Say the phone number after being prompted
to do so by the system.
4. ›Save‹
Deleting an entry
1. ›Delete name‹
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2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
Environmental conditions
3. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
Deleting all entries
1. ›Delete phone book‹
2. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
3. Confirm the prompt again: ›Yes‹
Reading and selecting entries
1. ›Read phonebook‹
2. When the desired entry is read aloud:
say ›Dial number‹
Selecting an entry
▷ Always say commands in the language of
the system. The language for the mobile
phone voice operation is preset and cannot
be changed in the Control Display.
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sunroof
closed to prevent noise interference.
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
Snap-in adapter
1. ›Dial name‹
2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
General information
3. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
More information on compatible snap-in adapt‐
ers that support the functions of the mobile
phone is available at the service center.
Adjusting the volume
Notes
At high temperatures, the charging function of
the mobile phone may be limited and functions
may not be executed.
When using the mobile phone via the vehicle,
note the operating instructions of the mobile
phone.
Turn the knob during an announcement.
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Installation position
In the center armrest.
Inserting/removing the snap-in adapter
1. Press button 1 and remove the cover.
Notes
Do not use voice operation to initiate an Emer‐
gency Request. In stressful situations, the voice
and vocal pitch can change. This can unneces‐
sarily delay the establishment of a telephone
connection.
Instead, use the SOS button, refer to
page 300, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
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2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front, ar‐
row 1, and press down, arrow 2, until it en‐
gages.
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Removing the mobile phone
Press the button and remove the mobile phone.
3. To remove the snap-in adapter: press but‐
ton 1.
Inserting the mobile phone
1. Depending on the mobile phone, remove
the protective cap from the antenna con‐
nector and from the USB connection of the
mobile phone.
2. With the buttons facing up, slide the mobile
phone up toward the electrical contacts and
press it down until it engages.
The battery is charged beginning with the radio
ready state of the vehicle.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
▷ The time, time zone, and date, refer to
page 85, are correctly set on the Control
Display and on the mobile phone, for in‐
stance to correctly display appointments.
▷ Office is activated, refer to page 231.
Updating
Data are updated every time the mobile phone
is connected to the vehicle. Appointment en‐
tries, tasks, notes and reminders can be updated
separately.
At a glance
1. "Office"
General information
2. "Current office", "Calendar", "Tasks",
"Notes" or "Reminders"
Contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, text mes‐
sages, and e-mails from the mobile phone can
be displayed on the Control Display if the mobile
phone provides compatible support of these
functions and the necessary Bluetooth stand‐
ards.
Information about which mobile phones support
the Office functions can be found at
www.bmwusa.com/bluetooth. A limited number
of compatible mobile phones is available for Of‐
fice.
Contents are only displayed in full length when
the vehicle is stationary.
The mobile phone has read-access only.
Do not use Office while driving
3. Open "Options".
4. "Update data"
Cell phone data are transmitted again to the
vehicle.
Office information
The number of unread messages and active
tasks as well as the upcoming appointments are
displayed.
1. "Office"
2. "Current office"
3. Select the desired entry to display details.
To avoid becoming distracted and posing
an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occu‐
pants and to other road users, never attempt to
use the controls or enter information unless traf‐
fic and road conditions allow this.◀
Requirements
▷ A suitable mobile phone is paired with the
vehicle and connected. In some mobile
phones, data access must be confirmed on
the mobile phone.
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Dialing phone numbers
1. Select the desired contact.
Note
2. Select the phone number.
Equipment version with the mobile phone prep‐
aration package.
The connection is established.
Editing a contact
At a glance
Contacts can be created and edited. The con‐
tacts from the mobile phone are displayed as
well if this function is supported by the mobile
phone. The addresses can be adopted as des‐
tinations for navigation and the phone numbers
can be dialed.
1. Select the desired contact.
2. "Edit contact"
Displaying contacts
General information
1. "Office"
3. Change the entries.
2. "Contacts"
4. "Store contact in vehicle"
When a contact is edited, the changes are not
stored on the mobile phone. A copy of the entry
is stored in the vehicle.
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination
1. Select the desired contact.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 23.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts.
Symbol
Storage location
No sym‐
bol
In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination.
2. Select the address.
When contacts from the mobile phone are
used, the address may need to be matched
to the navigation data contained in the vehi‐
cle. In this case:
Correct the address.
3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Checking the address as a destination
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
Mobile phone.
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tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
9. "Store contact in vehicle"
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
Contact types
2. Open "Options".
Various contact types can be assigned to phone
numbers and addresses.
3. "Check as destination"
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
If necessary, "Accept address".
Symbol
If the address is corrected and stored, a copy of
it is stored in the vehicle. The address is not
changed on the mobile phone.
Meaning
Home phone number.
Business phone number.
Mobile phone number.
New contact
Other phone number.
General information
Home address.
A contact can have up to 8 phone numbers,
2 addresses, 3 e-mail addresses and one Inter‐
net address.
Business address.
Specifying the home address
1. "Office"
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
2. "Contacts"
3. Open "Options".
1. "Office"
4. "New contact"
2. "Contacts"
3. "Home"
4. Create a contact.
5. "Store contact in vehicle"
Selecting the sorting order of the
names
Names can be displayed in a different order.
5. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
1. "Office"
6. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
3. Open "Options".
7. Enter the text and assign the contact type.
8. If the vehicle is equipped with a navigation
system: enter the address. Only addresses
contained in the navigation data in the vehi‐
cle can be entered. This ensures that desti‐
nation guidance is possible for all ad‐
dresses.
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2. "Contacts"
4. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
Depending on how the contacts were stored on
the mobile phone, the sorting order of the names
may differ from the selected sorting order.
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Show contact pictures
Displaying messages
Pictures stored with the contacts are stored in
the vehicle when the mobile phone is connected
to the vehicle. The number of transmitted pic‐
tures depends on the mobile phone. The mobile
phone must support this function.
1. "Office"
1. "Office"
Communication
2. "Messages"
A symbol identifies the type of message.
Symbol Message type
Text messages.
2. "Contacts"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Configure Bluetooth®"
5. "Show images"
Display of all contact pictures is activated or de‐
activated.
Deleting contacts
Only contacts that are stored in the vehicle are
deleted. The contacts on the mobile phone can‐
not be deleted.
My Info
Message from the Concierge serv‐
ice.
E-mail from mobile phone.
Filtering the message list
The message list can be filtered if more than one
type of message exists.
1. "Filter:"
1. "Office"
2. "Contacts"
3. Highlight the contact.
4. Open "Options".
5. "Delete contact" or "Delete all contacts"
6. If necessary. "Yes"
2. Select the type of message.
Messages
▷ "All"
General information
Whether or not text messages and e-mails from
the mobile phone are displayed depends on
whether transmission from the mobile phone to
the vehicle is supported. Text messages and emails may not be supported by the service pro‐
vider, or the function may need to be enabled
separately. After the mobile phone is first paired,
transmission may take several minutes. Mes‐
sages are only displayed in full length when the
vehicle is stationary. Messages from the addi‐
tional telephone are not transmitted.
All messages are displayed.
▷ "E-mail"
Only e-mails from the mobile phone are
displayed.
▷ "Service message"
Only messages from the BMW Assist
Concierge service and My Info are dis‐
played.
▷ "Text message"
Only text messages from the mobile
phone are displayed.
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Deleting messages
My Info
Messages from the Concierge service and
My Info can be deleted.
Selecting additional functions
Delete a message:
Additional functions are available when a mes‐
sage is selected.
1. "Office"
Symbol Function
2. "Messages"
3. Select the desired message.
4. Open "Options".
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
5. "Delete message"
"Call"
Delete all messages:
If the message contains a number,
the connection is established.
1. "Office"
"Select phone number"
2. "Messages"
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete all messages" or "Delete service
messages"
Text messages
Message from the Concierge service
Calling the sender of a text message
1. Select the desired message.
2.
If the message contains more than
one number, select the desired num‐
ber from the list. The connection is
established.
Select the symbol.
Saving the sender in the contacts
1. Highlight the desired message.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store as new contact" or "Add to existing
contact"
Storing an address
1. Select the desired message.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
Selecting additional functions
Additional functions are available when a mes‐
sage is selected.
Symbol Function
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails, and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 249.
Reading the text message out loud
"Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
"Call"
If the message contains a number,
the connection is established.
Read the text message out loud, refer to
page 249.
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"Select phone number"
If the message contains more than
one number, select the desired num‐
ber from the list. The connection is
established.
"Further information"
Display additional information.
Communication
Only a part of the email from the cell phone
is loaded into the vehicle.
Reading the e-mail out loud
Read the e-mail out loud, refer to page 249.
Calendar
Display the calendar
E-mail
Appointments during the last 20 days and the
next 50 days can be displayed.
Displaying e-mails
1. "Office"
1. "Office"
2. "Calendar"
2. "Messages"
3. Select the desired e-mail.
Displaying e-mail contacts
If the sender and recipient of an e-mail are trans‐
mitted by the mobile phone, this information is
displayed in the e-mail.
The appointments on the current day are
displayed.
Selecting the calendar day
1. Select the date.
"Sender/Recipient"
If the e-mail addresses are stored in the con‐
tacts, the contact is displayed. Select the con‐
tact to display details.
If the e-mail addresses are not stored in the con‐
tacts, only the e-mail address is displayed.
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails, and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 249.
Deactivating the full display
When an e-mail is opened in the vehicle, the email is fully transmitted to the vehicle. This may
result in charges.
1. "Office"
2. Select the desired day or date.
▷ "Next day"
▷ "Date:"
▷ "Previous day"
▷ "Today"
Display the appointment
1. Select the desired appointment.
2. Scroll through the appointment if neces‐
sary:
2. "Messages"
▷ Turn the controller.
3. Open "Options".
▷
Select the symbol.
4. "Fully download e-mails"
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Using contact data
Using contact data
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails, and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 249.
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails, and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 249.
Reading the appointment out loud
Reading the task out loud
Read the appointment out loud, refer to
page 249.
Read the task out loud, refer to page 249.
Notes
Tasks
Displaying notes
Displaying the task list
1. "Office"
Display tasks that are due within the next
90 days.
2. "Notes"
All notes are displayed.
1. "Office"
Displaying the note
2. "Tasks"
1. Select the desired note.
Sorting the task list
1. Select the header in the task list.
2. Scroll in the note if necessary:
▷ Turn the controller.
2. Select the sorting criterion:
▷
Select the symbol.
▷ "Priority (!)"
▷ "Subject"
Using contact data
▷ "Due date"
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, e-mails, and notes can be saved or
selected, refer to page 249.
Displaying the task
1. Select the desired task.
2. Scroll in the task if necessary:
▷ Turn the controller.
▷
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Reading the note out loud
Read the note out loud, refer to page 249.
Select the symbol.
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Reminders
Reading out loud
Displaying reminders
Text messages, e-mails, appointment entries,
tasks, and notes can be read out loud.
Reminders of pending appointments and tasks
are displayed. After an appointment or after a
task is due, the reminder is no longer displayed.
1. Select the desired message, appointment,
task, or note.
2.
1. "Office"
2. "Reminders"
3. Select the desired reminder.
The corresponding appointment or the task are
displayed.
The following options are available during read‐
ing:
▷
▷
Displaying contact or selecting phone
number
1.
"Use contact data"
2. Display the contact or select the phone
number:
▷ Select the contact to display contact de‐
tails.
▷ Select the phone number to establish a
connection directly.
Storing contact data
1.
"Use contact data"
2. Highlight the phone number or e-mail ad‐
dress.
"Back to beginning"
Start reading the message again from the
beginning.
▷
Contact data from appointments, tasks, text
messages, emails, and notes can be stored or
selected.
"Pause"
Interrupt reading. Select again to restart
reading.
Using contact data
At a glance
Select the symbol.
Select the symbol.
Go back one paragraph.
▷
Select the symbol.
Skip a paragraph.
▷ To end reading, turn the controller to the left.
What to do if...
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 230.
Appointments, tasks, notes, text messages, or
e-mails from the mobile phone are not dis‐
played.
▷ The mobile phone is not capable of the
missing function or is not connected cor‐
rectly.
▷ The Office function is deactivated.
3. Open "Options".
▷ The mobile phone is connected as an addi‐
tional phone.
4. "Add to existing contact" or "Store as new
contact"
▷ Appointments are older than 20 days or are
more than 50 days in the future.
▷ The tasks have been marked as completed
or have a due date that lies more than
90 days in the future.
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▷ Depending on the number of stored ap‐
pointments, task notes, and messages in
the mobile phone, not all are displayed in the
vehicle.
Not all appointments and tasks from the mobile
phone are displayed at the right time?
▷ The time zone, time, or date is incorrectly set
on the Control Display and mobile phone.
The e-mail attachment is not displayed.
▷ E-mails are transmitted without an attach‐
ment.
Entries are not displayed in full length.
▷ Text were already transmitted from the mo‐
bile phone in a shortened form.
▷ Synchronization between the mobile phone
and vehicle may take several minutes.
The contact pictures are not being displayed?
▷ Up to 200 contact pictures can be stored in
the vehicle.
The E-mail is displayed with a delay?
▷ Check the e-mail settings on the telephone
and adjust if necessary.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, please
contact the hotline or service center.
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Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Note
4. Fill in the entry fields: select the symbol next
to the entry field.
5. Enter the text, refer to page 23.
Equipment version without the mobile phone
preparation package.
General information
Contacts can be created and edited and the ad‐
dresses can be adopted as destinations for nav‐
igation.
New contact
In vehicles equipped with a navigation sys‐
tem: it is only possible to enter addresses
that are contained in the vehicle navigation
data. This ensures that destination guid‐
ance is possible for all addresses.
6. If necessary, "Store".
7. "Store contact in vehicle"
Specifying the home address
A home address can be stored. It appears at the
top of the contact list.
1. "Home"
1. "Contacts"
2. Create a contact.
2. "New contact"
3. "Store contact in vehicle"
My contacts
General information
List of all contacts stored in the vehicle.
Displaying contacts
3. The entry fields are still filled with the previ‐
ous entries: "Delete input fields"
1. "Contacts"
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2. Select the address.
2. "My contacts"
3. "Start guidance" or "Add as another
destination"
Checking the address as a destination
An address that is to be used for destination
guidance must match the navigation data con‐
tained in the vehicle. The address can be
checked for this purpose.
All contacts are listed in alphabetical order. De‐
pending on the number of contacts, an A-Z
search is offered, refer to page 23.
A symbol indicates the storage location of the
contacts:
Symbol
Storage location
No symbol In the vehicle; the address has not
been checked as a destination.
In the vehicle; the address has
been checked as a destination.
1. Select the desired contact and highlight the
address.
2. Open "Options".
3. "Check as destination"
4. Correct and store the address if necessary.
Selecting the sorting order of the
names
Names can be displayed in a different order.
1. "My contacts"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Display: last, first name" or "Display: first,
last name"
Editing a contact
1. Select the desired contact.
2. "Edit contact"
Deleting contacts
1. "My contacts"
2. Highlight the contact.
3. Open "Options".
4. "Delete contact" or "Delete all contacts"
3. Change the entries.
4. Move the controller to the left.
5. "Yes"
Selecting the contact as a navigation
destination
1. Select the desired contact.
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Vehicle equipment
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Services offered
BMW Assist
General information
BMW Assist provides you with certain services,
e.g., transmission of the position data of your
vehicle to the BMW Assist Response Center if
an Emergency Request has been initiated.
Many BMW Assist services depend on the indi‐
vidually agreed upon contract.
After your contract has expired, the BMW Assist
system will be deactivated by the BMW Assist
Response Center without your having to visit a
service center. After the BMW Assist system
has been deactivated, no BMW Assist services
will be available. The BMW Assist system can be
reactivated by a service center after you sign a
new contract.
Requirements
▷ The installed BMW Assist system is logged
in to a wireless communications network.
This network must be capable of transmit‐
ting the services.
▷ To transmit position data, the vehicle must
be able to determine the current position.
▷ The BMW Assist service contract was
signed with your service center or with the
BMW Assist Response Center. Enabling
must have been completed.
▷ Emergency Request: when you press the
SOS button, a connection to the BMW As‐
sist Response Center is established. The
BMW Assist Response Center then speaks
with you and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Automatic Collision Notification: under cer‐
tain conditions, a connection is established
to the BMW Assist Response Center after a
serious accident. If possible, the BMW As‐
sist Response Center then speaks with you
and takes further steps to help you.
▷ Enhanced Roadside Assistance: BMW
Roadside Assistance can be contacted if as‐
sistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down. If possible, the vehicle and position
data are transmitted in the process.
▷ Customer Relations: connection with Cus‐
tomer Relations for information on all as‐
pects of your vehicle.
▷ TeleService: data on your vehicle's service
status or required inspections are transmit‐
ted to your service center, either automati‐
cally before a service due date or when you
request a BMW service appointment.
▷ Remote Door Unlock: the BMW Assist Re‐
sponse Center provides assistance if, for ex‐
ample, the remote control is not available
and the vehicle needs to be opened.
▷ Stolen Vehicle Recovery: after you report
that your vehicle was stolen to the police, the
BMW Assist Response Center can deter‐
mine its position.
▷ In addition to these services, the optional
Convenience Plan offers Concierge service
and information for route planning, traffic,
and weather. A limited number of calls can
be made via the BMW Assist Response
Center with Critical Calling if, for example,
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the mobile phone is not available or dis‐
charged.
Concierge service
Press the SOS button to contact the BMW
Assist Response Center.
General information
General information
The BMW Assist Concierge service offers infor‐
mation on events, gas stations, and hotels, and
provides phone numbers and addresses. Hotels
can be booked directly by the BMW Assist Con‐
cierge service. The Concierge service is part of
the optional Convenience Plan.
TeleService supports communication with your
service center.
Starting the Concierge service
TeleService
▷ Data on the vehicle's service requirements
can be sent directly to the service center. In
this way, the service center can plan its work
in advance. This shortens the duration of the
service appointment.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Concierge"
▷ In the event of a breakdown, data on the ve‐
hicle's condition can be sent directly to
Roadside Assistance.
▷ The service varies by country.
▷ Connection costs may ensue.
▷ Services may be restricted abroad.
Requirements
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
If BMW Assist is not activated, a mobile
phone that has been recommended by
BMW for TeleService and that is configured
for mobile data communication must be
connected with the vehicle.
3. "Start service"
A voice connection is established with the BMW
Assist Concierge service. Phone numbers and
addresses can be transmitted to the vehicle.
Messages
Information on messages, refer to page 245.
▷ Wireless reception is available.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
Using TeleService
The TeleServices are typically activated in the
vehicle.
Even if the TeleServices are not active, a voice
contact to Roadside Assistance is still possible.
To continue using or to deactivate the services,
please contact your service partner or the BMW
customer hotline.
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Roadside Assistance
At a glance
BMW Roadside Assistance can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down.
Roadside Assistance can also be contacted via
a Check Control message, refer to page 83.
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Starting Roadside Assistance without
BMW Assist or TeleService
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
Communication
After the data are transmitted, the voice con‐
nection to Roadside Assistance is re-estab‐
lished.
2. "Roadside Assistance"
The Roadside Assistance number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone is paired, a con‐
nection is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance.
BMW Online
At a glance
A business search can be opened via BMW On‐
line.
License conditions
This product contains NetFront Browser soft‐
ware of ACCESS Co., Ltd. Copyright © 2007
ACCESS Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
NetFront is a trademark or registered trademark
of ACCESS CO., LTD., in Japan and other coun‐
tries.
Starting Roadside Assistance with
BMW Assist or TeleService
General information
In vehicles equipped with TeleService, support
is first offered by TeleService Diagnosis and
then, if necessary, by TeleService Help.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Roadside Assistance"
3. "Start service"
This software is based in part on the work of the
Independent JPEG Group.
Requirements
▷ Subscription to the optional Convenience
Plan.
▷ The date setting on the Control Display is
current.
▷ The vehicle is located within wireless net‐
work coverage.
Starting BMW Online
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW Online"
TeleService Diagnosis
TeleService Diagnosis enables the wireless
transmission of detailed vehicle data that are
important for vehicle diagnosis. These data are
transmitted automatically.
3. If necessary, "OK".
The BMW Online home page is displayed.
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Operating BMW Online
To start a search:
Vehicle equipped with BMW Assist or
TeleService
▷ Turn the controller to highlight an element.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
▷ Press the controller to display an element.
2. "Customer Relations"
3. "Start service"
Opening the start page
1. Open "Options".
2. "Display start page"
Service Request
At a glance
Sends information to your service partner to re‐
quest the arrangement of a service appoint‐
ment. The TeleService data is transmitted dur‐
ing a Service Request. If possible, your service
partner will establish contact with you.
Starting a Service Request
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
Loading a new page
2. "Service Request"
1. Open "Options".
3. "Start service"
2. "Reload"
Cancel
1. Open "Options".
2. "Cancel loading"
Customer Relations
At a glance
Contact Customer Relations for information on
all aspects of your vehicle.
Calling Customer Relations
Vehicle not equipped with BMW Assist
or TeleService
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Customer Relations"
A Service Request can be started via a Check
Control message, refer to page 83.
Automatic Service Request
The TeleService data necessary for servicing
the vehicle are automatically sent to your service
partner prior to the service deadline. If possible,
the service partner will contact you and a service
appointment can be arranged.
The Customer Relations phone number is dis‐
played. If the mobile phone is paired, a connec‐
tion is established to Customer Relations.
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To check when your service partner was noti‐
fied:
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Communication
Data transfer
During the updating of BMW services, display
the status of the data transfer.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. Open "Options".
3. "Data transfer"
Apps
At a glance
3. Open "Options".
4. "Last Service Request"
Certain software applications of a suitable cell
phone can be integrated in the vehicle. These
software applications are displayed on the Con‐
trol Display.
They are operated via iDrive.
Services status
Requirements
Displaying available services
▷ The mobile phone is suitable.
Display of all services available in the vehicle.
▷ The mobile phone operating system sup‐
ports the software applications of Apps.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Status"
▷ Software applications are installed on the
cell phone and ready to use.
3. "Available services"
▷ Corresponding mobile wireless contract.
Any additionally incurred costs are not a part
of Apps.
▷ Use only BMW approved software applica‐
tions; otherwise, it may result in malfunc‐
tions.
Information about suitable cell phones, available
software applications and their installation can
be found at www.bmw.com/connectivity or at
the service center.
Updating BMW Assist
Manual update of TeleService and BMW Assist.
1. "BMW Assist" or "ConnectedDrive"
2. "Service Status"
3. "Update BMW Assist"
Create the entries.
Make entries only when traffic and road
conditions allow. Otherwise, the vehicle occu‐
pants and other road users may be put in danger
because of the distraction from driving.
For reasons of safety, some software applica‐
tions are usable only while the vehicle is station‐
ary.◀
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Operating Apps
1. Connect the cell phone via the snap-in
adapter or via the USB audio interface.
2. "ConnectedDrive"
3. Select the desired software application.
▷ Some mobile phones cannot simultane‐
ously use Apps and the Bluetooth handsfree system.
If necessary, restart the software application
on the cell phone after a phone conversa‐
tion.
Displaying status
Information about the currently available soft‐
ware applications can be displayed.
1. "ConnectedDrive"
2. "BMW apps"
PlugIn
Selected functions of the cell phone are dis‐
played on the Control Display. They can be op‐
erated via iDrive.
1. Connect cell phone via the snap-in adapter.
2. "ConnectedDrive"
3. "PlugIn"
4. "Activate PlugIn"
5. Navigate to the displayed functions via the
controller and select, for example, a desired
category or track.
Press button to switch within the cell
phone functions to a higher level or back.
Press button twice to switch back to the
main menu.
Notes
▷ The ranges of Apps that can be displayed on
the Control Display depend on the range of
installed software applications on the mo‐
bile phone.
▷ The data transmission of the software ap‐
plications from the cell phone to the vehicle
can last some time. Some software applica‐
tions depend on the speed of the available
Internet connection of the cell phone.
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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 equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Fuel cap
Opening
1. Briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler
flap.
General information
Refuel promptly
At the latest, refuel at a range of
30 miles/50 km; otherwise, the engine function
is not ensured and damage may occur.◀
For Diesel engines
The filler neck is designed for refueling at diesel
fuel pumps.
3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
Closing
1. Fit the fuel cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
2. Close the fuel filler flap.
Notes
Do not pinch the retaining strap
Switch off the engine before refueling
Always switch off the engine before refu‐
eling; otherwise, fuel cannot be added to the
tank and a message will be displayed.◀
Observe when handling fuel
▷ Take all precautionary measures and
observe all applicable regulations
when handling fuel.
▷ Do not carry any spare fuel containers in
your vehicle. They can develop a leak and
cause an explosion or cause a fire in the
event of an accident.◀
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2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
Do not pinch the retaining strap attached
to the cap; otherwise, the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape.◀
A message is displayed if the cap is loose or
missing.
Manually unlocking fuel filler flap
In the event of a malfunction, the fuel filler flap
can be released manually:
1. Open the right-hand side panel in the cargo
area.
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2. Pull the knob with the gas pump symbol.
Observe the following when
refueling
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle com‐
pletely into the filler pipe. Lifting up the fuel
pump nozzle during refueling causes:
▷ Premature pump shutoff.
▷ Reduced efficiency in the fuel-vapor recov‐
ery system.
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, es‐
caping fuel may harm the environment or dam‐
age the vehicle.◀
Handling fuels
Follow the safety instructions provided at
gas stations; otherwise, there is a danger of per‐
sonal injury and property damage.◀
Fuel tank capacity
Approx. 22.5 US gallons/85 liters, including the
reserve capacity of approx. 2.1 US gallons/8 li‐
ters.
X5 xDrive50i/X6 xDrive50i: reserve capacity of
approx. 3.2 gallons/12 liters.
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Fuel
Fuel
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
The engine is knock controlled. Therefore, you
can refuel with different gasoline qualities.
Recommended fuel quality
BMW recommends AKI 91.
Minimum fuel grade
BMW recommends AKI 89.
Minimum fuel grade
Do not fill up with fuel below the specified
minimum quality; otherwise, the engine may not
run properly.◀
Fuel quality
Gasoline
For the best fuel economy, the gasoline should
be sulfur-free or very low in sulfur content.
Do not use fuels that are labeled at the fuel pump
as containing metals.
Only refuel with lead-free gasoline without
metal additives
Do not refuel with leaded gasoline or gasoline
with metal additives, e. g., manganese or iron;
otherwise, the catalytic converter and other
components will be permanently damaged.◀
Fuels with a maximum ethanol content of 10 %,
i.e., E10, may be used for refueling.
The ethanol should fulfill the following quality
standards:
US: ASTM 4806–xx
CAN: CGSB-3.511–xx
xx: always adhere to the currently applicable
standard.
Do not refuel with ethanol E85
Do not refuel with E85, i.e., fuel with an
ethanol content of 85 %, or with Flex Fuel, as this
would damage the engine and fuel supply sys‐
tem.◀
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat‐
ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Minimum fuel grade
The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
harmful engine deposits or damage. Addition‐
ally, problems relating to drivability, starting and
stalling, especially under certain environmental
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 number
— for a few tank fills. To avoid harmful engine
deposits, it is highly recommended to purchase
gasoline from BP or Top Tier retailers.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in the need for unscheduled mainte‐
nance.◀
Diesel
Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel
The engine of your BMW is designed for diesel
with a low sulfur content:
Ultra-low sulfur diesel ASTM D 975-xx.
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xx: always adhere to the currently applicable
standard.
Only refuel with ultra-low sulfur diesel.
The percentage of biodiesel in the fuel
must not exceed 5%, referred to as B5. Do not
refuel with gasoline. If the vehicle has been re‐
fueled with incorrect fuel such as gasoline, do
not start the engine; otherwise, there is a danger
of engine damage.◀
If you added the wrong fuel, contact the service
center.
If the nozzle cannot be inserted into the fuel filler
pipe of your BMW, please check to make sure
that you are refueling with a diesel fuel pump and
whether this is equipped with a diesel nozzle.
In the event the Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel fuel can‐
not be fully inserted into the fuel filler neck,
please contact BMW Roadside Assistance for
instructions on how to add fuel. For more infor‐
mation on BMW Roadside Assistance, refer to
page 301.
Winter diesel
To ensure that the diesel engine remains op‐
erational in the winter, use winter diesel.
Mobility
BMW X5 with BMW Advanced
Diesel
The concept
BMW Advanced Diesel reduces nitrogen oxides
in the diesel exhaust of your vehicle by injecting
the reducing agent diesel exhaust fluid into the
exhaust line. In the catalytic converter, a chem‐
ical reaction occurs that minimizes nitrogen ox‐
ides.
In order to be able to start the engine in the usual
way, there must be a sufficient supply of diesel
exhaust fluid in the separate reservoir.
System heating
In order to bring the system to operating tem‐
perature after a cold start of the engine, the au‐
tomatic transmission shifts into the next higher
gear at a later point.
Reserve display
A display in the instrument panel informs you
about the remaining distance can be covered
with the amount of fuel currently in the tank.
It is available at gas stations during winter
months.
The standard fuel filter heating prevents the
supply of fuel from stalling during driving.
Do not use diesel additives
Do not use additives, including gasoline;
otherwise, engine damage may occur.◀
The reserve display appears approx.
1,000 miles/1,600 km before the tank is empty.
As soon as the reserve display has appeared in
the instrument panel, have the diesel exhaust
fluid refilled to prevent the engine from being
unable to restart.
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Fuel
Diesel exhaust fluid at minimum
Diesel exhaust fluid at low
temperatures
Due to its physical properties, it may be neces‐
sary to replenish the level of diesel exhaust fluid
at temperatures below +23 ℉/ -5 ℃, even be‐
tween the regular maintenance dates.
If the fluid needs to be refilled, this will be indi‐
cated with the reserve display in the instrument
cluster, refer to page 265.
Even with a display of -- mls, the engine will con‐
tinue to run, provided that it is not switched off,
and all other operating requirements are met,
e.g. sufficient fuel.
No engine start
Do not drive until the displayed remaining
distance runs out. Otherwise, it may not be pos‐
sible to restart the engine.◀
Incorrect fueling
The warning lamp lights up:
The reservoir has been filled with an in‐
correct fluid.
Please contact your service center.
Have diesel exhaust fluid refilled
This exhaust fluid is refilled by your service cen‐
ter during regular maintenance. If you adhere to
this maintenance schedule, it is usually not nec‐
essary to refill any fluids between the mainte‐
nance dates.
Under certain circumstances, for example, due
to a particularly sporty driving style or operation
of the vehicle at high altitudes, it may be neces‐
sary to refill fluids between maintenance dates.
As soon as the reserve display has appeared in
the instrument panel, have the diesel exhaust
fluid refilled to prevent the engine from being
unable to restart.
You can have the fluid refilled by a service cen‐
ter.
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Only refill the diesel exhaust fluid
yourself in exceptional circumstances
To be able to reach the nearest service center
with your vehicle, you may refill the diesel ex‐
haust fluid yourself, making sure to heed the
warning notices specified below.
Handling diesel exhaust fluid
Do not allow diesel exhaust fluid to come
into contact with you. This can lead to skin and
eye irritation. Wear protective goggles and
gloves as needed. Follow the safety instructions
on the bottle. When opening the bottle or res‐
ervoir, pungent smelling vapors can escape. Be‐
fore refilling, close the vehicle completely so
that the vapors do not get into the interior of the
vehicle. When handling diesel exhaust fluid in
enclosed spaces, make sure to have sufficient
ventilation. After handling diesel exhaust fluid,
wash hands thoroughly. Failure to do so may
lead to irritation, for instance, due to inadvertent
contact with the eyes. If eye irritation occurs,
immediately rinse eyes with ample water and
contact a doctor if necessary. If diesel exhaust
fluid comes into contact with surfaces of your
vehicle, rinse the affected surfaces with water or
else damage may occur. Keep diesel exhaust
fluid out of reach of children.◀
Suitable diesel exhaust fluid
▷ Preferred: BMW Diesel Exhaust Fluid. This
bottle and its special adapter permit con‐
venient refilling with diesel exhaust fluid.
▷ Alternative: NOx reduction agent AUS 32
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Diesel exhaust fluid can be obtained from your
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The reservoir of the vehicle is filled.
Refilling quantity
Refilling quantity at the start of the reserve dis‐
play:
Approx. 0.75 gallons/2.7 liters
Open reservoir for diesel exhaust fluid
1. Open the hood, refer to page 282.
2. Fit the releasing tool from the tool kit, refer
to page 288, into place and open the lock,
see arrow.
3. The reservoir is full when the fill level in the
bottle stops changing. It is not possible to
overfill.
Pull bottle back, refer to arrow, and unscrew
it.
Refilling BMW diesel exhaust fluid
1. Set bottle into place and rotate until it comes
into contact with the stop, refer to arrow.
Closing reservoir
After the reservoir is filled, close it again with the
releasing tool.
After refilling diesel exhaust fluid
Incorrect fluid
Incorrect fluids
2. Press bottle down, refer to arrow.
After refilling with the incorrect fluid, e.g.,
antifreeze for windshield wiper fluid, do not start
the engine because this could result in a fire
hazard.◀
Contact your service center.
Bottle disposal
Diesel exhaust fluid bottles can be dis‐
posed of by your service center.
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Fuel
Only dispose of empty bottles in your household
garbage if the local legal regulations permit it.
Reserve display
After refilling, the reserve continues to appear
after the engine is restarted. After the vehicle
has been driven for a few more minutes, this
display will disappear.
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Mobility
Wheels and tires
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Do not drive with depressurized or flat tires, ex‐
cept for run-flat tires. A flat tire will seriously im‐
pair your vehicle's handling and braking re‐
sponse. Attempts to drive on a flat tire can lead
to a loss of control over the vehicle.◀
After adjusting the tire inflation pressure, reset
the Tire Pressure Monitor, refer to page 97, or
reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor, refer to
page 95.
Pressure specifications
Tire inflation pressure
Safety information
It is not merely the tires' service life, but also
driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving
safety that depend on the condition of the tires
and the maintenance of the specified tire pres‐
sure.
Checking the pressure
Only check the tire inflation pressure when the
tires are cold. This means after a maximum of
1.25 miles/2 km driving or when the vehicle has
been parked for at least 2 hours. When the tires
are warm, the tire inflation pressure is higher.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
and correct it if necessary, even in the compact
wheel: usually twice monthly or before embark‐
ing on a long trip. If you fail to observe this pre‐
caution, you may be driving on tires with incor‐
rect 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 acci‐
dent.
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
The inflation pressures apply to the tire sizes
approved and tire brands recommended by
BMW; a list of these is available from your serv‐
ice center.
For correct identification of the right tire inflation
pressures, observe the following:
▷ Tire sizes of your vehicle.
▷ Maximum allowable driving speed.
Tire inflation pressures for driving up to
100 mph or 160 km/h
For normal driving up to 100 mph/160 km/h, ad‐
just pressures to the respective tire inflation
pressures listed on the following pages in the
column for traveling speeds up to 100 mph/
160 km/h to achieve optimum driving comfort.
These tire inflation pressures can also be found
on the driver's side door pillar when the driver's
door is open.
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Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressures for driving
above 100 mph or 160 km/h
Adjust the tire inflation pressures
Do not exceed the maximum permissible
speed
The maximum permissible speed for these tire
pressures is 100 mph/160 km/h Do not exceed
this speed; otherwise, tire damage and acci‐
dents could occur.◀
To drive at maximum speeds in excess of
100 mph/160 km/h, adjust pressures to the re‐
spective tire inflation pressures listed on the fol‐
lowing pages in the column for traveling speeds
including those exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/
h. Otherwise, tire damage and accidents could
occur.◀
Observe all national and local maximum speed
limits; otherwise, violations of the laws could oc‐
cur.
Tire inflation pressures X5 xDrive35i/X5 xDrive35d with two rows of seats
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Compact wheel:
Speeds of up to 50 mph/80 km/h
T 155/90 D 18 113 M
4.2/60
T 155/80 R 19 114 M
Without Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.2/32
2.5/36
2.4/35
2.8/41
2.6/38
2.4/35
2.9/42
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.2/32
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 V XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 V XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
2.6/38
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
2.6/38
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
2.8/41
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.4/35
-
2.7/39
With Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
2.2/32
2.5/36
2.4/35
2.8/41
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
2.2/32
2.6/38
2.4/35
2.9/42
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 V XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.7/39
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 V XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
2.9/42
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
2.8/41
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.7/39
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.4/35
-
3.0/44
Tire inflation pressures X5 xDrive50i with two rows of seats
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Compact wheel:
Speeds of up to 50 mph/80 km/h
T 155/90 D 18 113 M
4.2/60
T 155/80 R 19 114 M
Without Sport Package:
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.2/32
2.5/36
2.4/35
2.8/41
2.7/39
2.5/36
3.0/44
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.2/32
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 W XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
2.6/38
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.5/36
-
2.7/39
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 Y XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 Y XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.8/41
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.5/36
-
2.7/39
With Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
2.2/32
2.5/36
2.4/35
2.8/41
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
2.2/32
2.7/39
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 W XL RSC
-
2.4/35
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.5/36
-
3.2/46
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 Y XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 Y XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.5/36
-
3.2/46
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Tire inflation pressures X5 xDrive35i/X5 xDrive35d with three rows of seats
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Without Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.3/33
2.8/41
2.6/38
3.1/45
3.0/44
2.8/41
3.3/48
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.5/36
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 V XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 V XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
2.9/42
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.9/42
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.4/35
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.7/39
-
2.9/42
With Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
2.3/33
2.8/41
2.6/38
3.1/45
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.8/41
3.3/48
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 V XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 V XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
3.3/48
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
3.3/48
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.4/35
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.4/49
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.7/39
-
3.3/48
Tire inflation pressures X5 xDrive50i with three rows of seats
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Without Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.3/33
2.8/41
2.6/38
3.1/45
3.0/44
2.8/41
3.3/48
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.5/36
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 W XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
2.9/42
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.9/42
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 Y XL RSC
2.4/35
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 Y XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.4/35
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.7/39
-
2.9/42
With Sport Package:
255/55 R 18 109 H M+S XL RSC
2.3/33
2.8/41
2.6/38
3.1/45
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.8/41
3.3/48
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 W XL RSC
-
2.6/38
-
3.3/48
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.3/33
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.7/39
-
3.4/49
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 Y XL RSC
2.4/35
-
2.8/41
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 Y XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.2/46
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.3/33
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.7/39
-
3.4/49
Tire inflation pressure X6 xDrive35i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.2/32
2.4/35
2.5/36
3.0/44
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 V M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 V XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 V XL RSC
-
2.2/32
-
2.6/38
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.2/32
-
2.5/36
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.2/32
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.3/33
-
2.7/39
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.2/32
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.2/32
-
2.7/39
Compact wheel:
Speeds of up to 50 mph/80 km/h
T 155/90 D 18 113 M
4.2/60
T 155/80 R 19 114 M
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Tire inflation pressures for X6 xDrive50i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up to
100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds including
those exceeding 100 mph/
160 km/h
All pressure specifications in the table
are indicated in bar/PSI with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL A/S RSC 2.3/33
2.5/36
2.8/41
3.0/44
255/50 R 19 107 H M+S XL RSC
255/50 R 19 107 V M+S XL RSC
Front: 255/50 R 19 107 W XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.9/42
-
Rear: 285/45 R 19 111 W XL RSC
-
2.5/36
-
2.9/42
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 W XL RSC
2.5/36
-
3.0/44
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 W XL RSC
-
2.5/36
-
3.0/44
Front: 285/35 R 21 105 W XL RSC
2.5/36
-
3.1/45
-
Rear: 325/30 R 21 108 W XL RSC
-
2.5/36
-
3.1/45
Front: 275/40 R 20 106 V M+S XL RSC 2.5/36
-
3.0/44
-
Rear: 315/35 R 20 110 V M+S XL RSC -
2.5/36
-
3.0/44
Compact wheel:
Speeds of up to 50 mph/80 km/h
T 155/90 D 18 113 M
4.2/60
T 155/80 R 19 114 M
Tire identification marks
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire
makes it easier to identify and choose the right
tires.
107: load rating, not for ZR tires
V: speed rating, before the R on ZR tires
Speed letter
Q = up to 100 mph/160 km/h
Tire size
T = up to 118 mph/190 km/h
Example: 255/55 R 19 107 V
H = up to 131 mph/210 km/h
255: nominal width in mm
V = up to 150 mph/240 km/h
55: aspect ratio in %
W = up to 167 mph/270 km/h
R: radial tire code
Y = up to 186 mph/300 km/h
19: rim diameter in inches
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Tire Identification Number
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
DOT code:
DOT xxxx xxx 1012
xxxx: manufacturer code for the tire brand
xxx: tire size and tire design
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graded 100. The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
Traction
1012: tire age
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C.
Tire age
Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfa‐
ces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
The tire manufacturing date is contained in the
tire identification mark: DOT ... 1012 means that
the tire was manufactured in the week 10 of
2012.
BMW recommends that you replace all tires af‐
ter 6 years at most, even if some tires may last
for 10 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
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
Conform to Federal Safety Requirements
All passenger car tires must conform to
Federal Safety Requirements in addition to
these grades.◀
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 1/2) times
as well on the government course as a tire
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and
does not include acceleration, cornering, hydro‐
planing, or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sus‐
tained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent
higher levels of performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum required by law.
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 pos‐
sible tire failure.◀
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RSC – Run-flat tires
Tire damage
The symbol identifying run-flat tires is a circle
with the letters RSC on the sidewall, refer to
page 280.
General information
M+S
Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign ob‐
jects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.
Winter and all-season tires.
Notes
These have better winter properties than
summer tires.
Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces, as
well as debris, curbs and other obstacles can
cause serious damage to wheels, tires and sus‐
pension parts. This is more likely to occur with
low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning
between the wheel and the road. Be careful to
avoid road hazards and reduce your speed, es‐
pecially if your vehicle is equipped with low-pro‐
file tires.
XL
Designation for specially reinforced tires.
Tire tread
Summer tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.12 in/3 mm.
Indications of tire damage or other vehicle de‐
fects:
▷ Unusual vibrations during driving.
There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if
the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.
▷ Unusual handling such as a strong tendency
to pull to the left or right.
Winter tires
Damage can be caused by driving over curbs,
road damage and similar situations.
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.16 in/4 mm.
Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are
less suitable for winter operation.
Minimum tread depth
In case of tire damage
If there are indications of tire damage, re‐
duce your speed immediately and have the
wheels and tires checked right away; otherwise,
there is the increased risk of an accident.
Drive carefully to the next service center or tire
shop.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.
Otherwise, tire damage can present a lifethreatening hazard to vehicle occupants and
other road users.◀
Repair of tire damage
Wear indicators are distributed around the tire's
circumference and have the legally required
minimum height of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
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.◀
They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI,
Tread Wear Indicator.
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Changing wheels and tires
Mounting
Information on mounting tires
Have mounting and balancing performed
only by a service center or tire specialist.
Mobility
Tire Pressure Monitor will not be able to detect
a flat tire, refer to page 97. Your service center
will be glad to advise you.
Recommended tire brands
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Wheel and tire combination
Information on the right wheel and tire combi‐
nation and rim version for your vehicle can be
obtained from the service center.
Incorrect wheel and tire combinations impair the
function of a variety of systems such as ABS or
DSC.
To maintain good handling and vehicle re‐
sponse, use only tires with a single tread con‐
figuration from a single manufacturer.
Following tire damage, have the original wheel
and tire combination remounted on the vehicle
as soon as possible.
Approved wheels and tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle recom‐
mends that you use only wheels and tires that
have been approved for your particular vehicle
model.
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 cannot evalu‐
ate non-approved wheels and tires to determine
if they are suited for use, and therefore cannot
ensure the operating safety of the vehicle if they
are mounted.◀
Wheels with electronics for TPM Tire
Pressure Monitor
When mounting new tires or changing from
summer to winter tires or vice versa, only use
wheels with TPM electronics; otherwise, the
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.
Retreaded tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle does not rec‐
ommend the use of retreaded tires.
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.◀
Winter tires
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends
winter tires for winter roads or at temperatures
below +45 ℉/+7 ℃.
Although so-called all-season M+S tires do pro‐
vide better winter traction than summer tires,
they do not provide the same level of perform‐
ance as winter tires.
Maximum speed of winter tires
If the maximum speed of the vehicle is higher
than the permissible speed for the winter tires,
then display a corresponding sign in the field of
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vision. You can obtain this sign from the tire spe‐
cialist or from your service center.
Maximum speed for winter tires
Do not exceed the maximum speed for the
winter tires; otherwise, tire damage and acci‐
dents can occur.◀
The wheels are composed of special rims and
tires that are self-supporting, to a limited de‐
gree.
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a pressure loss.
Driving with a damaged tire:
Run-flat tires
▷ Flat Tire Monitor FTM, refer to page 95
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
▷ Tire Pressure Monitor TPM, refer to
page 97
Rotating wheels between axles
The manufacturer of your vehicle advises
against swapping wheels between the front and
rear axles.
This can impair the handling characteristics.
Rotating the tires is not permissible when using
different types of tires.
Storage
Store wheels and tires in a cool, dry place with
as little exposure to light as possible.
Snow chains
Only certain fine-link snow chains have been
tested by BMW, classified as safe for use and
recommended. Consult your service center for
more information.
BMW X5: use only in pairs on the rear wheels,
equipped with tires of the following size:
▷ 255/55 R 18
▷ 255/50 R 19
Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
BMW X6: use only in pairs on rear wheels of size
255/50 R 19.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Observe the manufacturer's instructions when
mounting snow chains. Do not exceed a speed
of 30 mph/50 km/h when using snow chains.
Run-flat tires
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor if snow
chains are mounted; otherwise, the instrument
might issue an incorrect reading.
Label
When driving with snow chains, it can be bene‐
ficial to temporarily activate DTC, refer to
page 104.
RSC label on the tire sidewall.
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Mobility
Engine compartment
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Important features in the engine compartment
BMW X5
1
2
Filler neck for washer fluid for the headlamp
and window washer system 72
3
Coolant expansion tank 285
4
Engine oil filler neck 284
Starting aid terminal 302
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BMW X6
1
Filler neck for the washer fluid for the head‐
lamp and window washer system 73
2
Engine oil filler neck 284
Hood
3
Starting aid terminal 302
4
Coolant expansion tank 285
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Opening the hood
Working in the engine compartment
1. Pull the lever.
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without the
necessary professional technical training.
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guide‐
lines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a service center.
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2. Press the release handle and open the hood.
Mobility
Checking the engine oil level
Your car is equipped with an electronic engine
oil level check.
Requirements
▷ The engine must be running and warm after
the vehicle has been driven for at least
6.2 miles/10 km.
▷ The vehicle is stopped or being driven on a
level roadway.
Closing the hood
Displaying the oil level
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
Drop the hood from a height of ap‐
prox. 16 in/40 cm. It must be clearly heard to en‐
gage.
Hood open when driving
If you see any signs that the hood is not
completely closed while driving, pull over imme‐
diately and close it securely.◀
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
3.
"Engine oil level"
Possible messages
▷ "Engine oil level OK"
▷ "Measurement not possible at this time."
▷ "Measuring engine oil level..."
Duration with the engine running: ap‐
prox. 3 minutes.
Duration while driving: approx. 5 minutes.
If engine oil was added, it may take up to
30 minutes to obtain an oil level reading.
Engine oil
General information
Engine oil consumption depends on the driving
style and the conditions of use. A highly sporty
driving style, for example, results in considerably
higher engine oil consumption.
Therefore, regularly check the engine oil level
after refueling.
▷ "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1
quart!"
Add a maximum quantity of 1 US quart/1 liter
of engine oil at the next opportunity, refer
also to Adding engine oil below.
▷ "Engine oil level too high! Have this
checked."
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Too much engine oil
Have the vehicle checked immedi‐
ately; otherwise, surplus oil can lead to en‐
gine damage.◀
▷ "Measurement inactive. Have this
checked." Do not add engine oil. It is possi‐
ble to continue driving. Note the newly cal‐
culated remaining mileage until the next oil
service, refer to page 81. Have the system
checked as soon as possible.
Adding engine oil
Too much engine oil
Have the vehicle checked immediately;
otherwise, surplus oil can lead to engine dam‐
age.◀
Protect children
Keep oil, grease, etc., out of reach of chil‐
dren and heed the warnings on the containers
to prevent health risks.◀
Oil types for refilling
Notes
Filler neck
No oil additives
Do not use oil additives as these may
cause engine damage.◀
BMW X5
Viscosity classes of engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that
the engine oil belongs to one of the SAE viscos‐
ity classes 0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40, or 5W-30, or
malfunctions or engine damage may occur.◀
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
engine.
Due to national regulations, some oil types are
not available in every country.
BMW X6
Approved oil types
Gasoline engine
BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01 FE
Add a maximum quantity of 1 US quart/1 liter of
oil only after the corresponding message ap‐
pears on the Control Display.
Add oil promptly
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km;
otherwise, engine damage could result.◀
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Diesel engine
BMW Longlife-04
Further information on approved oil types can be
obtained from the service center.
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Alternative oil types
Checking the coolant level
If the approved engine oils are not available, up
to 1 US quart/liter of an oil with the following
specification can be used:
1. Do not open the hood until the engine has
cooled down.
Gasoline engine
API SM or a higher quality standard
2. Turn the expansion tank cap counterclock‐
wise slightly to allow any accumulated pres‐
sure to escape; then continue turning to
open.
3. The coolant level is correct if it is between
the maximum and minimum marks in the
filler neck, refer also to the diagram next to
the filler neck.
Diesel engine
API ILSAC GF-5
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
Oil change
An oil change should be carried out by the serv‐
ice center only.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the cause of the coolant loss elimi‐
nated as soon as possible.
Disposal
Comply with the appropriate environmen‐
tal protection regulations when disposing
of coolant additives.
Coolant
General information
Danger of burns from hot engine
Do not open the cooling system while the
engine is hot; otherwise, escaping coolant may
cause burns.◀
Suitable additives
Only use suitable additives; otherwise, en‐
gine damage may occur. The additives are
harmful to your health.◀
Coolant consists of water and additives.
Not all commercially available additives are suit‐
able for your vehicle. Ask your service center for
suitable additives.
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Maintenance
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
BMW Maintenance System
On the Control Display, the remaining distances
and times for selected maintenance require‐
ments and any legally required deadlines can be
displayed individually, refer to page 81.
Service data in the remote control
Information on the required maintenance is con‐
tinuously stored in the remote control. Your
service center will read out this data and suggest
the right array of service procedures for your ve‐
hicle.
Therefore, hand your service specialist the re‐
mote control that you used most recently.
Setting the correct date
Make sure the date is set correctly, refer
to page 85; otherwise, the effectiveness of CBS
Condition Based Service is not ensured.◀
Storage periods
The maintenance system provides information
on required maintenance measures and thus
provides support in maintaining road safety and
the operational reliability of the vehicle.
Condition Based Service CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take into ac‐
count the driving conditions of your vehicle.
Based on this, Condition Based Service deter‐
mines the maintenance requirements.
The system makes it possible to adapt the
amount of maintenance you need to your user
profile.
Details on the service requirements, refer to
page 81, can be displayed on the Control Dis‐
play.
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Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
count.
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter.
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Infor‐
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
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Maintenance and repair should be performed by
your service center. Make sure to have regular
maintenance procedures recorded in the vehi‐
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models, and in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These en‐
tries are proof of regular maintenance.
Fuel cap
Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis
Data memory
On the driver's side is an OBD socket for check‐
ing the primary components in the vehicle emis‐
sions.
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The indicator lamp lights up.
If the fuel cap is not properly tightened,
the OBD system may conclude that
fuel vapor is escaping. If the cap is then tight‐
ened, the display should go out in a short time.
Your vehicle records data relating to vehicle op‐
eration, faults and user settings. These data are
stored in the remote control and can be read out
with suitable devices, particularly when the ve‐
hicle is serviced. The data obtained in this way
provide valuable information for service proc‐
esses and repair or for optimizing and develop‐
ing vehicle functions further. In addition, if you
signed a service contract for Assist, certain ve‐
hicle data can be sent directly from the vehicle
to facilitate the desired services.
Emissions
▷ The warning lamp lights up:
Emissions are deteriorating. Have
the vehicle checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
▷ The warning lamp flashes under certain cir‐
cumstances:
This indicates that there is excessive misfir‐
ing in the engine.
Reduce the vehicle speed and have the sys‐
tem checked immediately; otherwise, seri‐
ous engine misfiring within a brief period can
seriously damage emission control compo‐
nents, in particular the catalytic converter.
Display of the previously described mal‐
functions on Canadian models.
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Replacing components
Replacing components
Vehicle equipment
Front
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
1. Fold up the wiper arm.
Tool kit
2. Press the release button on the wiper arm,
see arrow 1.
3. Pull off the wiper blade toward the front, see
arrow 2.
BMW X5: rear
The tool kit is stowed under the cargo floor panel
in the cargo area.
Wiper blade replacement
Do not fold down the wipers without wiper
blades
Do not fold down the wipers if wiper blades have
not been installed; this may damage the wind‐
shield.◀
1. Lift off the wiper arm completely and pull off
the wiper blade, refer to arrow.
2. Mount the new wiper blade and press on
until it is heard to engage.
Lamp and bulb replacement
Notes
Lamps and bulbs
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution
to vehicle safety.
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Replacing components
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends
that you entrust corresponding procedures to
the service center if you are unfamiliar with them
or they are not described here.
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 the danger of getting
burned.◀
Working on the lighting system
When working on the lighting system, you
should always switch off the lights affected to
prevent short circuits.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage
when replacing bulbs, observe any instructions
provided by the bulb manufacturer.◀
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center.
Due to the high voltage present in the system,
there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is car‐
ried out improperly.◀
Wear protective goggles and gloves
Halogen bulbs are pressurized. Therefore,
wear protective goggles and gloves. Otherwise,
there is a danger of injuries if the bulb is acci‐
dentally damaged during replacement.◀
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.
Use a clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or
hold the bulb by its base.◀
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Light-emitting diodes LED
Light-emitting diodes installed behind translu‐
cent lenses serve as the light source for many of
the controls, displays and other equipment in
your vehicle.
These light-emitting diodes, which operate us‐
ing a concept similar to that applied in conven‐
tional lasers, are officially designated as Class 1
light-emitting diodes.
Do not remove the covers
Do not remove the covers, and never stare
into the unfiltered light for several hours; other‐
wise, irritation of the retina could result.◀
Headlamp glass
Condensation can form on the inside of the
headlamps in cool or humid weather. When you
drive with the lights switched on, the conden‐
sation evaporates after a short time. The head‐
lamps do not need to be changed.
If the condensation in the headlamps does not
evaporate after trips with the lights switched on,
and the amount of moisture in the headlamps
increases, for example if water droplets form,
have them checked by your service center.
BMW X5: bulb replacement
Xenon headlamps
Notes
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the like‐
lihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps
on and off frequently shortens their life.
If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps
and continue the trip with great care. Comply
with local regulations.
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center.
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Due to the high voltage present in the system,
there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is car‐
ried out improperly.◀
Tail lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
▷ Brake force display: 21-watt bulb, P21W.
Parking lamps, roadside parking lamps,
daytime running lights
▷ Turn signal, brake lamp: 21-watt bulb,
P21W.
▷ Backup lamp: 16-watt bulb, W16W
▷ Tail lamp: LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
These lamps are made using LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Arrangement of tail lamps
Turn signals, front
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
The illustration shows the right side of the en‐
gine compartment.
24-watt bulb, PY24W
1. Rotate bulb holder to the left and remove it
along with the bulb.
1
Tail lamp
2
Brake force display
3
Brake lamp
4
Tail lamp/side marker lamp
5
Backup lamp
6
Turn signal
Turn signals, brake lamps and backup
lamps
2. Rotate the bulb to the right along with the
socket and replace.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
3. Install in the reverse order.
Side marker lamps, rear
Contact the service center for bulb replacement.
Fog lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
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The bulbs are integrated in a single bulb holder.
Brake Force Display
1. Open the side panel in the cargo area.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
2. Remove the first aid kit and warning triangle
if necessary. Fold up the insulation.
3. Press the button, arrow 1, down, press the
catches, arrows 2, outward slightly, and re‐
move the bulb holder.
1. Carefully remove the cover in the tailgate
panel with a screwdriver.
2. Push the catch on the bulb holder to the left,
arrow, and remove it.
4. Apply gentle pressure to the P21W bulb
while turning it to the left for removal and re‐
placement.
Remove the W16W bulb and replace.
5. Re-engage the bulb holder so that it audibly
clicks into place.
6. Remount the side panel.
3. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while turn‐
ing it to the left for removal and replacement.
4. Re-engage the bulb holder so that it audibly
clicks into place.
5. Before installing the cap, unclip the cargo
area lamp.
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Then lay the cap on its upper side and close
it, refer to arrow.
BMW X6: bulb replacement
Xenon headlamps
Notes
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the like‐
lihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps
on and off frequently shortens their life.
If a xenon bulb fails, switch on the front fog lamps
and continue the trip with great care. Comply
with local regulations.
6. Position the cargo area lamp and clip it in,
refer to arrow.
Do not perform work/bulb replacement on
xenon headlamps
Have any work on the xenon lighting system, in‐
cluding bulb replacement, performed only by a
service center.
Due to the high voltage present in the system,
there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is car‐
ried out improperly.◀
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
License plate lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
Parking lamps, roadside parking lamps,
daytime running lights
These lamps are made using LED technology.
The illustration shows the left side of the engine
compartment.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
1. Turn the cover to the left and remove.
35-watt bulb, H8
Center brake lamp
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
This lamp uses LED technology for operation.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
2. Left side of vehicle: rotate the bulb holder to
the right, see arrow, and remove.
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Right side of vehicle: rotate the bulb holder
to the left and remove.
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▷ Daytime running lights.
▷ Side marker lights.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Turn signals, front
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
The illustration shows the left side of the engine
compartment.
3. Disconnect plug and replace bulb.
4. Install in the reverse order.
24-watt bulb, PY24W
1. Rotate bulb holder to the left and remove it
along with the bulb.
Side marker lamps
The illustration shows the left side of the engine
compartment.
5-watt bulb, WY5W XLL
1. Rotate the bulb holder to the left and re‐
move.
2. Rotate the bulb to the right along with the
socket and replace.
3. Install in the reverse order.
Fog lamps
2. Pull the bulb out of the bulb holder and re‐
place.
3. Install in the reverse order.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Tail lamps
LED headlamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
With LED headlamps, the following lamps are
designed with LED technology:
▷ Low beams/high beams
▷ Adaptive Light Control
▷ Turn signal, backup lamp: 21-watt bulb,
H21W.
▷ Brake lamp, brake force display: 21-watt
bulb, P21W
▷ Tail lamp: LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
▷ Parking and roadside parking lamps
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Arrangement of tail lamps
Turn signal
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
1. Open the side panel in the cargo area.
2. Remove the first aid kit and warning triangle
if necessary.
3. Remove bulb holder along with bulb and re‐
place.
1
Tail lamps
2
Brake force display
3
Brake lamp
4
Backup lamp
5
Turn signal
Brake lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
1. Open the side panel in the cargo area.
2. Remove the first aid kit and warning triangle
if necessary.
3. Rotate the relevant bulb socket to the left
and remove.
4. Install in the reverse order.
Backup lamp
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
1. Open the side panel in the cargo area.
2. Remove the first aid kit and warning triangle
if necessary.
3. Remove bulb holder along with bulb and re‐
place.
4. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while turn‐
ing it to the left for removal and replacement.
5. Install in the reverse order.
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Brake force display
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
1. Carefully remove the cover in the tailgate
panel with a screwdriver.
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Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Changing wheels
Notes
Your vehicle is equipped with run-flat tires, refer
to page 280, as standard equipment.
They do not need to be replaced immediately in
the event of a puncture.
When mounting new tires or changing from
summer to winter tires or vice versa, use run-flat
tires for your own safety.
2. Rotate the bulb socket to the left and re‐
move.
BMW X6: do not rotate the front wheels to the
rear or vice versa, as otherwise the handling
characteristics will be negatively affected.
The tools for changing wheels are available as
accessories from your service center.
Jacking points for the vehicle jack
3. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while turn‐
ing it to the left for removal and replacement.
4. Insert the bulb socket in the tailgate and en‐
gage it.
5. Replace the cover.
License plate lamps
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
These lamps are made using LED technology.
Contact your service center in the event of a
malfunction.
Center brake lamp
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 288.
The jacking points for the vehicle jack are lo‐
cated in the positions shown.
Compact wheel
Safety precautions in the event of a flat tire
or wheel change
Park the vehicle as far as possible from passing
traffic and on solid ground. Switch on the hazard
warning system.
Set the parking brake and engage transmission
position P.
This lamp uses LED technology for operation.
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Have all vehicle occupants get out of the vehicle
and ensure that they remain outside the imme‐
diate area in a safe place, such as behind a
guardrail.
Removing compact wheel
The compact wheel is located in the cargo area
under the floor panel.
If a warning triangle or portable hazard warning
lamp is required, set it up on the roadside at an
appropriate distance from the rear of the vehicle.
Comply with all safety guidelines and regula‐
tions.
Change the wheel only on a level, firm surface
which is not slippery. The vehicle or the jack
could slip to the side if you attempt to raise the
vehicle on a soft or slippery surface such as
snow, ice, tiles, etc.
Position the jack on a firm support surface.
Do not use a wooden block or similar object as
a support base for the jack, as this would prevent
it from extending to its full support height and
reduce its load-carrying capacity.
To avoid serious or fatal injury: never lie under
the vehicle, and never start the engine while it is
supported by the jack.◀
1. Remove the tool mount.
2. Release the wing nut 1.
3. Remove the washer 2 laterally.
4. Remove the compact wheel.
Preparing wheel change
1. Observe the safety precautions above.
2. Loosen the lug bolts a half turn.
Jacking up vehicle
What you will need
To avoid rattling noises later on, note the posi‐
tions of the tools before removing them, then
return them to their initial positions after com‐
pleting work.
The tools are located in the mount under the
floor panel flap.
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Vehicle jack
2
Vehicle jack crank
3
Lug bolts wrench
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1. Position the vehicle jack at the jacking point
closest to the wheel so that the entire sur‐
face of the jack base rests on the ground
perpendicularly beneath the jacking point.
The vehicle jack is designed for
changing wheels only.
The vehicle jack is designed for changing
wheels only. Do not attempt to raise another
vehicle model with it or to raise any load of
any kind. To do so could cause accidents
and personal injury.◀
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2. Guide the jack head into the rectangular re‐
cess of the jacking point when cranking up,
refer to illustration detail.
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are a hidden safety risk. The tightening tor‐
que equals 101 lb ft/140 Nm.◀
2. Stow the defective wheel in the cargo area.
The defective wheel cannot be stored under
the floor panel flap due to its size.
3. Check and correct the tire inflation pressure
at the earliest opportunity.
4. Initialize the Flat Tire Monitor, refer to
page 95, or reset the Tire Pressure Monitor,
refer to page 97.
3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you are
changing is raised from the ground.
Mounting a wheel
1. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove the
wheel.
2. Remove accumulations of mud or dirt from
the mounting surfaces of the wheel and hub.
Also clean the lug bolts.
3. Position the new wheel or compact wheel.
Secure the wheel by screwing at least two
lug bolts into opposite bolt holes.
When you mount wheels other than Genuine
BMW light-alloy wheels, different lug bolts
may also be required.
4. Screw in the remaining lug bolts. Tighten all
the bolts securely in a diagonal pattern.
5. Replace the damaged tire as soon as possi‐
ble and have the new wheel/tire balanced.
Driving with compact wheel
Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Drive conservatively and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h. Otherwise, changes
in the driving characteristics could result, for ex‐
ample reduced track stability on braking, ex‐
tended braking distance, and altered self-steer‐
ing characteristics in the limit range. In
conjunction with winter tires, these characteris‐
tics are more pronounced.◀
Only mount one compact wheel
Only one compact wheel may be
mounted. Restore the wheels and tires to their
original size as quickly as possible. Failure to do
so is a safety risk.◀
5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack from
beneath the vehicle.
Vehicle battery
After mounting
1. Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal pattern.
Checking that the lug bolts are tight
To ensure safety, always have the lug
bolts checked with a calibrated torque
wrench as soon as possible to ensure that
they are tightened to the specified torque.
Otherwise, incorrectly tightened lug bolts
Maintenance
The battery is maintenance-free, i.e., the elec‐
trolyte will last for the life of the battery.
Your service center will be glad to advise you on
questions regarding the battery.
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Battery replacement
Use approved vehicle batteries
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
approved for your vehicle by the manufacturer;
otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged and
systems or functions may not be fully availa‐
ble.◀
After a battery replacement, have the battery
registered on the vehicle by your service center
to ensure that all comfort functions are fully
available.
Charging the battery
Note
Do not connect the charger to the socket
Do not connect the battery charger to the
socket installed in the vehicle at the factory as
this could damage the vehicle.◀
Starting aid terminals
Only charge using the starting aid terminals, re‐
fer to page 302, in the engine compartment
while the engine is switched off.
Power failure
▷ Active steering: the system automatically in‐
itializes for a short time as you drive. During
this time, the system is deactivated, refer to
page 108.
▷ xDrive: the system automatically initializes
as you drive. During this time, indicator
lamps light up. If the lamps do not disappear
during the current trip, have the system
checked.
Disposing of old batteries
Have old batteries disposed of by your
service center or bring them to a recy‐
cling center.
Maintain the battery in an upright position for
transport and storage. Secure the battery so
that it does not tip over during transport.
Fuses
Replacing fuses
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a substitute
of another color or amperage rating; this could
lead to a circuit overload, ultimately resulting in
a fire in the vehicle.◀
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
needs to be reinitialized.
Individual settings need to be reprogrammed:
▷ Seat and mirror memory: store the positions
again, refer to page 56.
▷ Time: update, refer to page 85.
▷ Date: update, refer to page 85.
▷ Radio station: save again, refer to page 186.
▷ Navigation system: wait for the navigation
system to be operational.
▷ Glass sunroof/panoramic glass sunroof: it
may only be possible to raise the roof. Have
the system initialized by the service center.
▷ Digital compass: recalibrate, refer to
page 137.
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In cargo area
The fuses are located in the front passenger
footwell on the underside of the instrument clus‐
ter.
1. Unscrew screws, refer to arrows, of footwell
trim panel.
Open the right-hand side panel in the cargo
area.
2. Lay the trim panel in the footwell.
3. Release the screw, arrow 1, and fold the fuse
carrier down, arrow 2.
4. Replace the fuse concerned.
5. Installation is carried out in the reverse order
of removal. Ensure correct and secure at‐
tachment of the footwell trim panel in the
process.
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Breakdown assistance
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Hazard warning flashers
Only press the SOS button in an emergency.
Emergency Request not guaranteed
For technical reasons, the Emergency Re‐
quest cannot be guaranteed under unfavorable
conditions.◀
Service contract
▷ After your contract with BMW Assist has ex‐
pired, the BMW Assist system can be deac‐
tivated by the service center without you
having to visit a workshop.
After deactivation, an Emergency Request
is no longer possible.
▷ Under certain circumstances, the system
can be reactivated by a service center after
you sign a new contract.
Initiating an Emergency Request
1. Press the cover briefly to open it.
The button for the hazard warning system is lo‐
cated on the center console.
Emergency Request
Requirements
▷ Equipment version with full preparation
package mobile phone.
An Emergency Request can be made, even
if no mobile phones are paired with the ve‐
hicle.
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
▷ Radio readiness is switched on.
▷ The BMW Assist system is logged in to a
wireless communications network sup‐
ported by BMW Assist.
2. Press the SOS button until the LED in the
button lights up.
▷ The LED lights up: an Emergency Request
was initiated.
If the circumstances allow this, remain in the
vehicle until the connection has been estab‐
lished.
▷ The LED flashes if the connection to the
BMW Assist Response Center has been es‐
tablished.
▷ The Assist system is operable.
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Once the BMW Assist Response Center has
received your Emergency Request, the
BMW Assist Response Center contacts you
and takes further steps to help you.
First aid kit
Even if you are unable to respond, the BMW
Assist Response Center can take further
steps to help you under certain circumstan‐
ces.
Some of the articles contained in the first aid
pouch have a limited service life.
For this purpose, data that are used to de‐
termine the necessary rescue measures,
such as the current position of the vehicle if
it can be established, are transmitted to the
BMW Assist Response Center.
▷ If the LED is flashing but the BMW Assist
Response Center cannot be heard on the
hands-free system, the hands-free system
may be malfunctioning. However, the BMW
Assist Response Center may still be able to
hear you.
Initiating an Emergency Request
automatically
Under certain conditions, an Emergency Re‐
quest is automatically initiated immediately after
a severe accident. Automatic Collision Notifica‐
tion is not affected by pressing the SOS button.
Roadside Assistance
Service availability
Roadside Assistance can be reached around the
clock in many countries. You can obtain assis‐
tance there in the event of a vehicle breakdown.
Roadside Assistance
The Roadside Assistance, refer to page 254
phone number can be viewed on the iDrive or a
connection to Roadside Assistance can be es‐
tablished directly.
The first aid kit is located in a storage compart‐
ment on the right side in the cargo area.
Check the expiration dates of the contents reg‐
ularly and replace any items promptly.
Jump-starting
Notes
If the battery is discharged, an engine can be
started using the battery of another vehicle and
two jumper cables. Only use jumper cables with
fully insulated clamp handles.
To prevent personal injury or damage to both
vehicles, adhere strictly to the following proce‐
dure.
Do not touch live parts
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal injury,
always avoid all contact with electrical compo‐
nents while the engine is running.◀
Preparation
1. Check whether the battery of the other ve‐
hicle has a voltage of 12 volts and approxi‐
mately the same capacitance in Ah. This in‐
formation can be found on the battery.
2. Switch off the engine of the assisting vehi‐
cle.
3. Switch off any electronic systems/power
consumers in both vehicles.
Bodywork contact between vehicles
There must not be any contact between
the bodies of the two vehicles, otherwise there
is a danger of shorting.◀
Warning triangle
The warning triangle is located in the cargo area.
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Starting aid terminals
Connecting order
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order; otherwise, there is the danger of injury
from sparking.◀
battery, or to the corresponding engine or
body ground of the vehicle providing assis‐
tance.
5. Attach the other end of the cable to the neg‐
ative terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding engine or body ground of the ve‐
hicle to be started.
Starting the engine
Never use spray fluids to start the engine.
1. Start the engine of the assisting vehicle and
let it run for several minutes at an increased
idle speed.
The so-called starting aid terminal in the engine
compartment acts as the battery's positive ter‐
minal. Fold open the cover. To do so, pull the tab.
If the vehicle being started has a diesel en‐
gine: let the engine of the assisting vehicle
run for approx. 10 minutes.
2. Start the engine of the vehicle being started
in the usual way.
If the first starting attempt is not successful,
wait a few minutes before making another
attempt in order to allow the discharged bat‐
tery to recharge.
3. Let both engines run for several minutes.
4. Disconnect the jumper cables in the reverse
order.
Check the battery and recharge if necessary.
The body ground or a special nut acts as the
negative terminal.
Connecting jumper cables
1. Fold open the cover of the BMW starting-aid
terminal. To do so, pull the tab.
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 assistance.
Tow-starting and towing
Observe applicable laws and regulations
Observe applicable laws and regulations
for tow-starting and towing.◀
No additional passengers
Do not transport any passengers other
than the driver in a vehicle that is being towed.◀
3. Attach the other end of the cable to the pos‐
itive terminal of the battery, or to the corre‐
sponding starting aid terminal of the vehicle
to be started.
4. Attach one terminal clamp of the negative
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the
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Transporting your vehicle
▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐
pending on local regulations.
Note
▷ 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.
Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed.
Therefore, contact a service center in the event
of a breakdown.
Do not have the vehicle towed
Have your vehicle transported on a loading
platform only; otherwise, damage may occur.◀
Towing methods when towing other
vehicles
Tow bar
Tow truck
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:
▷ Clearance and maneuvering capability will
be sharply limited during cornering.
▷ The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it
is attached offset.
Do not tow with only the front or rear axle
raised
Do not tow the BMW with just the front or rear
axle raised; otherwise, the wheels could lock up
and the transfer case could be damaged.◀
Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
Tow rope
When starting to tow the vehicle, make sure that
the tow rope is taut.
To avoid jerking and the associated stresses on
the vehicle components when towing, always
use nylon ropes or nylon straps.
Attaching the tow rope correctly
Only secure the tow rope on the tow fit‐
ting; otherwise, damage can occur when it is se‐
cured on other parts of the vehicle.◀
Towing other vehicles
General information
Light towing vehicle
Your vehicle must not be lighter than the
vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will not be
possible to control vehicle response.◀
Attaching the tow bar/tow rope correctly
Attach the tow bar or tow rope to the tow
fitting; connecting it to other vehicle parts may
cause damage.◀
Tow fitting
The screw-in tow fitting should always be car‐
ried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the
front or rear of the BMW.
It is stored with the tool kit under the cargo floor
cover in the cargo area, refer to page 288.
Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with
the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
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▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads
only.
Tow-starting
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g.,
do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.
Note
Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the ve‐
hicle can occur.◀
Due to the automatic transmission, the engine
cannot be started by tow-starting.
Screw thread
Have the cause of the starting difficulties rem‐
edied.
Do not tow-start your vehicle.
Left/right cover in the bumper: press on the ar‐
row symbol on the cover.
BMW X5: front
BMW X6: front
Rear
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Care
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Washing in automatic car washes
Give preference to cloth car washes or those
that use soft brushes in order to avoid paint
damage.
Notes
Note the following:
▷ Make sure that the wheels and tires are not
damaged by the transport mechanisms.
▷ Fold in the exterior mirrors; otherwise, they
may be damaged, depending on the width of
the vehicle.
Car washes
▷ Deactivate rain sensor, refer to page 72, to
prevent unintentional wiper action.
Notes
Steam jets or high-pressure washers
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, hold them a sufficient distance away
and use a maximum temperature of
140 ℉/60 ℃.
Holding them too close or using excessively
high pressures or temperatures can cause dam‐
age or preliminary damage that may then lead to
long-term damage.
Follow the operating instructions for the highpressure washer.◀
Cleaning sensors/cameras with highpressure washers
When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the exterior sensors and cameras, for Park
Distance Control or the backup camera, for in‐
stance, for extended periods of time and only
from a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm.◀
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in win‐
ter.
Intense soiling and road salt can damage the ve‐
hicle.
▷ BMW X5: deactivate the rear window wiper
and protect it from damage. Ask the car
wash operator about any necessary protec‐
tive measures.
▷ Remove additional attachments, for in‐
stance a spoiler or telephone antenna, if
there is a risk that these may be damaged.
Guide rails in car washes
Avoid car washes with guide rails higher
than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the vehicle body
could be damaged.◀
Before driving into a car wash
The vehicle is able to roll if the following steps
are taken.
1. Insert the remote control into the ignition
lock, even with Comfort Access.
2. Engage transmission position N.
3. Release the parking brake.
4. Deactivating Automatic Hold, refer to
page 69.
5. Switch the engine off.
6. Leave the remote control in the ignition lock
so that the vehicle can roll.
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Care
Transmission position P will be engaged:
▷ Automatically after approx. 30 minutes.
Only use products intended for cleaning vehi‐
cles.
▷ When the remote control is removed from
the ignition lock.
Cleansers can contain substances that are dan‐
gerous and harmful to your health.◀
Mixed tires
Vehicle paint
Note the vehicle width
Before driving into a car wash, make sure
that the vehicle width is not too large for the car
wash, as otherwise the vehicle and the car wash
could be damaged.◀
Headlamps
▷ Do not rub dry and do not use abrasive or
caustic cleansers.
▷ Soak areas that have been soiled e.g. due to
insects, with shampoo and wash off with
water.
▷ Thaw ice with 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 can
be reduced and corrosion of the brake discs can
occur.
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
value retention. Environmental influences in
areas with high air pollution or natural contami‐
nants, such as tree resin or pollen, can have an
impact on the vehicle paint. Tailor the frequency
and extent of your car care to these influences.
Immediately remove aggressive substances,
such as spilled fuel, oil, grease, or bird drop‐
pings, to prevent damage to or discoloration of
the paintwork.
Leather care
Remove dust from the leather often, using a
cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime
chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased
wear and premature degradation of the leather
surface.
To guard against discoloration, such as from
clothing, provide leather care roughly every two
months.
Fully remove an residue from the windows; oth‐
erwise, streaking may occur when the wind‐
shield wipers are activated, impairing your view
and causing wiper noise.
Clean light-colored leather more frequently as
dust and dirt are more noticeable.
Vehicle care
Suitable care products are available from the
service center.
Car care products
BMW recommends using cleaning and care
products from BMW, since these have been
tested and approved.
Car care and cleaning products
Follow the instructions on the container.
When cleaning the interior, open the doors or
windows.
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Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and
grease will gradually break down the protective
layer of the leather surface.
Upholstery material care
Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.
If they are very dirty, e.g., 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 ma‐
terial vigorously.
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Damage from Velcro® fasteners
Open Velcro® fasteners on pants or other
articles of clothing can damage the seat covers.
Ensure that any Velcro® fasteners are closed.◀
Caring for special components
Light-alloy wheels
Use wheel cleaner, particularly during the winter
months. Do not use aggressive, acidic, strongly
alkaline or abrasive cleaners, or steam jets
above 140 ℉/60 ℃; follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Chrome surfaces
Carefully clean components such as the radiator
grille or door handles with an ample supply of
water, possibly with shampoo added, particu‐
larly when they have been exposed to road salt.
Aluminum running boards
A rust film on the aluminum running boards can
be removed with a special cleaning agent.
Rubber components
Aside from water, treat only with rubber cleans‐
ers.
When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any sil‐
icon-containing car care products in order to
avoid damage or reduced noise damping.
Fine wood parts
Mobility
▷ Matte black spray-coated components.
▷ Painted parts in the interior.
Clean with a microfiber cloth.
Moisten the cloth lightly with water if necessary.
Do not soak the headliner.
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol
or solvents
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or sol‐
vents, such as lacquer thinners, heavy-duty
grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead to
surface damage.◀
Safety belts
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
No chemical cleaning
Do not clean chemically; this can destroy
the webbing.◀
Use only a mild soapy solution, with the safety
belts clipped into their buckles.
Do not allow the reels to retract the safety belts
until they are dry.
Carpets and floor mats
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Clean fine wood facing and fine wood compo‐
nents only with a moist rag. Then dry with a soft
cloth.
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Plastic components
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again when they are returned after being re‐
moved, such as for cleaning.◀
These include:
▷ Imitation leather surfaces.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Floor mats can be removed from the passenger
compartment for cleaning.
▷ Headliner.
▷ Lamp lenses.
▷ Instrument cluster cover.
When returning the floor mats, secure them
again to prevent slipping.
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If the floor carpets are very dirty, clean with a
microfiber cloth and water or a textile cleaner. To
prevent matting of the carpet, rub back and forth
in the direction of travel only.
Sensors/cameras
To clean sensors or cameras, use a cloth mois‐
tened with a small amount of glass cleaner.
Displays/screens
Clean the displays with an anti-static microfiber
cloth.
Cleaning displays
Do not use chemical or household cleans‐
ers.
Keep all fluids and moisture away from the unit.
Otherwise, they could affect or damage surfa‐
ces or electrical components.
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning and do
not use abrasive materials; otherwise, damage
can result.◀
Long-term vehicle storage
Your service center can advise you on what to
consider when storing the vehicle for longer
than three months.
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This chapter contains technical data, short
commands for the voice activation system, and an
index that will quickly take you to the information
you need.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
Dimensions
BMW X5
1
Vehicle width, with exterior mirrors: 86.5 in‐
ches/2,197 mm
3
Vehicle width, without exterior mirrors:
76.1 inches/1,933 mm
2
Vehicle height: 69.9 inches/1,776 mm
4
Wheelbase: 115.5 inches/2,933 mm
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5
Vehicle length: 191.2 inches/4,857 mm
6
Tailgate opening height: 83.6 inches/
2,124 mm
Smallest turning circle dia.: 42.0 ft/12.8 m
Reference
With mixed tires the vehicle width may exceed
the specified dimension.
BMW X6
1
Vehicle width, with exterior mirrors: 86.4 in‐
ches/2,195 mm
4
Wheelbase: 115.5 inches/2,933 mm
5
Vehicle length: 192.0 inches/4,877 mm
2
Vehicle height: 66.5 inches/1,690 mm
6
3
Vehicle width, without exterior mirrors:
78.1 inches/1,983 mm
Tailgate opening height: 90.0 inches/
2,287 mm
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Technical data
Smallest turning circle dia.: 42.0 ft/12.8 m
Height with roof rack: 66.9 in/1,699 mm
With mixed tires the vehicle width may exceed
the specified dimension.
Weights
BMW X5
X5 xDrive35i
X5 xDrive50i
X5 xDrive35d
Approved gross vehicle
weight
lbs/kg
6,371/2,890
6,669/3,025
6,581/2,985
without 3rd row seats
lbs/kg
6,052/2,745
6,327/2,870
6,261/2,840
Load
lbs/kg
1,290/585
1,290/585
1,290/585
without 3rd row seats
lbs/kg
1,102/500
1,102/500
1,102/500
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,800/1,270
3,020/1,370
2,976/1,350
without 3rd row seats
lbs/kg
2,800/1,270
3,020/1,370
2,976/1,350
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,792/1,720
3,858/1,750
3,858/1,750
without 3rd row seats
lbs/kg
3,439/1,560
3,549/1,610
3,483/1,580
Approved roof load capacity lbs/kg
220/100
220/100
220/100
Cargo area capacity
35.8-75.2/620-1,
750
35.8-75.2/620‐
1,750
35.8-75.2/620-1,
750
X6 xDrive35i
X6 xDrive50i
cu ft/li‐
ter
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or
the gross vehicle weight.
BMW X6
Approved gross vehicle
weight
lbs/kg
6,008/2,725
6,250/2,835
Load
lbs/kg
937/425
937/425
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
2,822/1,280
3,042/1,380
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
3,263/1,480
3,351/1,520
Approved roof load capacity lbs/kg
220/100
220/100
Cargo area capacity
25.6-59.7/570‐
1,450
25.6-59.7/570-1,
450
cu ft/li‐
ter
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or
the gross vehicle weight.
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Capacities
BMW X5
Notes
Fuel tank
US gal/liters
approx. 22.4/85
Fuel specifications, refer to
page 264
Including reserve of
X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive35d US gal/liters
Approx. 2.1/8
X5 xDrive50i
US gal/liters
approx. 2.6/10
Window washer system
US qt/liters
approx. 6.9/6.5
Details, refer to page 73
With headlamp washer sys‐
tem
BMW X6
Notes
Fuel tank
US gal/liters
approx. 22.4/85
X6 xDrive35i
US gal/liters
Approx. 2.1/8
X6 xDrive50i
US gal/liters
approx. 3.2/12
Window washer system
US qt/liters
approx. 6.9/6.5
Fuel specifications, refer to
page 264
Including reserve of
Details, refer to page 73
With headlamp washer sys‐
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Short commands for voice activation system
Short commands for voice activation
system
Vehicle equipment
This chapter describes all series equipment as
well as country-specific and special equipment
offered for this model series.Therefore, it also
describes equipment that may not be found in
your vehicle, for instance due to the selected
special equipment or the country version. This
also applies to safety-related functions and sys‐
tems.
To have the available spoken instructions read
out loud: ›Voice commands‹
The following short commands apply to vehicles
equipped with a voice activation system. They
have no function in vehicles in which only the
mobile phone is operated using the voice.
General information
Instructions for voice activation system, refer to
page 25.
Adjusting
Vehicle
Function
Command
Opens the main menu.
›Main menu‹
Open the options.
›Options‹
Open the settings.
›Settings‹
Settings on the Control Display.
›Control display‹
Open the time and date.
›Time and date‹
Open the language and units.
›Language and units‹
Open the speed limit.
›Speed‹
Open the light.
›Lighting‹
Open the door lock.
›Door locks‹
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Function
Command
Open the air conditioning settings.
›Climate‹
Open the Head-up Display.
›head up display‹
Enable the rear.
›Allow rear control‹
Vehicle information
Computer
Function
Command
Open the computer.
›Onboard info‹
Open the trip computer.
›Trip computer‹
Vehicle
Function
Command
Open the vehicle information.
›Vehicle info‹
Open the vehicle status.
›Vehicle status‹
Navigation
General information
Function
Command
Navigation menu.
›Navigation‹
Open the destination entry.
›Enter address‹
Enter the address.
›Enter address‹
Enter the town/city.
›City‹
Enter the country.
›State‹
Enter the postal code.
›Postal Code‹
Open destination guidance.
›Guidance‹
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Function
Command
Start destination guidance.
›Start guidance‹
Terminate destination guidance.
›Stop guidance‹
Open the home address.
›Home address‹
Open the route criteria.
›Route preference‹
Open the route.
›Route information‹
Switch on the spoken instruction.
›Switch on voice instructions‹
Repeat the spoken instruction.
›Repeat voice instructions‹
Switch off the spoken instruction.
›Switch off voice instructions‹
Display the address book.
›Address book‹
Display the most recent destinations.
›Last destinations‹
Open the traffic bulletins.
›Traffic Info‹
Special destinations.
›Points of interest‹
Map
Function
Command
Display the map.
›Map‹
Map facing north.
›Map facing north‹
Map facing the direction of travel.
›Map in direction of travel‹
Perspective map.
›Map perspective view‹
Automatic scaling of the map.
›Map with automatic scaling‹
Scale...feet.
›Map scale ... feet‹
Scale...meters.
›Map scale ... meters‹ e.g., map scale
100 meters
Scale...kilometers.
›Map scale ... kilometers‹ e.g., map
scale 5 kilometers
Scale...miles.
›Map scale ... miles‹ e.g., map scale
5 miles
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Split screen settings
Function
Command
Split screen.
›Switch on splitscreen‹
Switch off the split screen.
›Turn off split screen‹
Adjust the split screen.
›Split screen content‹
Split screen, map facing north.
›Split screen map facing north‹
Split screen, current position.
›Split screen current position‹
Split screen, facing the direction of travel.
›Split screen map in direction of
travel‹
Split screen, perspective.
›Split screen perspective‹
Split screen, expanded intersection zoom.
›Splitscreen Exit ramp view‹
Split screen scale...feet.
›Split screen scale ... feet‹ e.g., split
screen scale 100 feet
Split screen scale...meters.
›Split screen scale ... meters‹ e.g., split
screen scale 100 meters
Split screen scale...kilometers.
›Split screen scale ... kilometers‹ e.g.,
split screen scale 5 kilometers
Split screen scale...miles.
›Split screen scale ... miles‹ e.g., split
screen scale 5 miles
Split screen, highlight the traffic situation.
›Split screen, Traffic conditions‹
Split screen, computer.
›Split screen on board info‹
Split screen, trip computer.
›Splitscreen trip computer‹
Split screen, scale automatically.
›Split screen automatic scaling‹
Destination guidance with intermediate destinations
Function
Command
Enter a new destination.
›Enter address‹
Trip list.
›Stored trips‹
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Radio
FM
Function
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... megahertz‹ e.g.,
93.5 megahertz or frequency 93.5
Open the radio.
›Radio‹
Open the FM stations.
›F M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
Select a frequency range.
›Select frequency‹
Open a station.
›Select station‹
AM
Function
Command
Open a frequency.
›Frequency ... Kilohertz‹ e.g., fre‐
quency 753 or 753 kilohertz
Open the AM stations.
›A M‹
Open the manual search.
›Manual‹
Satellite radio
Function
Command
Open the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio‹
Switch on the satellite radio.
›Satellite radio on‹
Select a satellite radio channel.
›Select satellite radio‹ e.g., satellite
radio channel 2
Stored stations
Function
Command
Open the stored stations.
›Presets‹
Choose a stored station.
›Select preset‹
Select a stored station.
›Preset ...‹ e.g., stored station 2
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CD/multimedia
CD/DVD drive
Function
Command
Select a track.
›Track ...‹ e.g., track 5
or
›C D track ...‹ e. g., CD track 5
Play back a CD.
›C D on‹
Select a CD.
›Select C D‹
Select a CD and track.
›C D ... track ...‹ e.g., CD 3 track 5
Open the CD and Multimedia menu.
›C D and multimedia‹
CD and DVD.
›C D‹
Select a DVD.
›D V D ...‹ e.g., DVD 3
Display the entertainment details on a split screen.
›Entertainment details‹
Music collection
Function
Command
Search for music, open a menu.
›Music search‹
Open the current playback.
›Current playback‹
Open the music collection.
›Music collection‹
Play back the music collection.
›Music collection on‹
Play back the most frequently played tracks.
›Top fifty‹
External devices
Function
Command
Open the external devices.
›External devices‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
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Tone
Function
Command
Open the tone settings.
›Tone‹
Telephone
Function
Command
Dial a phone number.
›Dial number‹
Open the Telephone menu.
›Telephone‹
Display the phone book.
›Phonebook‹
Redialing.
›Redial‹
Display received calls.
›Received calls‹
List of messages.
›Messages‹
Open the Bluetooth devices.
›Bluetooth‹
Office
Function
Command
Open the Office menu.
›Office‹
Display Office Today.
›Current office‹
Display the contacts.
›Contacts‹
Display the messages.
›Messages‹
Display the calendar.
›Calendar‹
Display the tasks.
›Tasks‹
Display the reminders.
›Reminders‹
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Contacts
Function
Command
Select a name.
›Choose name‹
My contacts.
›My contacts‹
Open the contacts.
›Contacts‹
New contact.
›New contact‹
ConnectedDrive or BMW Assist
Function
Command
Open BMW Assist.
›B M W Assist‹
Open ConnectedDrive.
›Connected Drive‹
Open BMW Online.
›B M W Online‹
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Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
0-9
3rd row seats 50
A
ABS, Antilock Brake Sys‐
tem 103
ACC Active Cruise Con‐
trol 109
Access to 3rd row seats 50
Accident, refer to Emergency
Request, initiating 300
Acoustic signal, refer to Check
Control 83
Activated-charcoal filter 132
Active Cruise Control
ACC 109
Active cruise control, indicator
lamp 112
Active Cruise Control, radar
sensor 113
Active Cruise Control, select‐
ing the distance 111
Active Cruise Control, warning
lamps 113
Active seat 53
Active seat ventilation 52
Active steering 108
Adaptive brake lights, refer to
Brake force display 102
Adaptive Drive 107
Adaptive fixing system 146
Adaptive light control 89
Additional telephone 230
Additives, coolant 285
Additives, engine oil 284
After washing vehicle 306
Airbags 93
Airbags, indicator/warning
light 95
324
Air circulation, refer to Recir‐
culated air mode 130
Air distribution, auto‐
matic 128, 133
Air distribution, manual 130
Air drying, refer to Cooling
function 130
Air flow rate 129
Air flow rate, blower, refer to Air
volume 133
Airing, refer to Ventilation 131
Air pressure, refer to Tire infla‐
tion pressure 269
Air vents 127
Air vents, refer to Ventila‐
tion 131
Alarm system 42
Alarm system
– Avoiding unintentional
alarms 43
– Ending an alarm 42
– Interior motion sensor 43
– Tilt alarm sensor 43
All around the headliner 17
All-season tires, refer to Win‐
ter tires 279
All-wheel drive, refer to
xDrive 105
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitter 136
AM/FM station 186
Announcement, navigation,
refer to Spoken instruc‐
tions 175
Antifreeze, coolant 285
Antifreeze, washer fluid 73
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 103
Anti-slip control, refer to Dy‐
namic Stability Control
DSC 103
Anti-theft protection 32
Appointments 247
Approved axle loads, refer to
Weights 314
Approved engine oils 284
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to Weights 314
Armrest, refer to Center arm‐
rest 144
Arrival time, refer to Com‐
puter 80
Ashtray 139
Ashtray, front 139
Ashtray, rear 139
Assist 253
Assistance, Roadside Assis‐
tance 301
Assistance with driving off, re‐
fer to Drive-off assistant 107
Assistance with starting en‐
gine, refer to Jump-start‐
ing 301
Audio CD with rear DVD sys‐
tem 221
Audio device, external 144
Audio playback 195
Audio playback, Blue‐
tooth 210
Automatic, air distribu‐
tion 128, 133
Automatic air distribution 133
Automatic, air flow rate 128
Automatic car wash 305
Automatic climate con‐
trol 127
Automatic climate control, au‐
tomatic air distribu‐
tion 128, 133
Automatic climate control, in
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Automatic climate control in
rear, activating on Control
Display 133
Automatic climate control in
rear, air supply 133
Automatic climate control in
rear, deactivating on Control
Display 133
Automatic climate control in
rear, switching off 133
Automatic climate control,
switching off 131, 133
Automatic climate control,
ventilation in rear 132
Automatic climate control,
with 2-zone control 128
Automatic climate control,
with 4-zone control 132
Automatic, cruise control 116
Automatic Cruise Control 109
Automatic Curb Monitor 57
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 88, 89
Automatic Hold 69
Automatic Hold, activating 69
Automatic Hold, deactivat‐
ing 69
Automatic Hold, parking 70
Automatic recirculated air
control 130
Automatic Soft Closing,
doors 35
Automatic Soft Closing, tail‐
gate 36
Automatic tailgate opera‐
tion 37, 38
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 74
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
– Kickdown 74
AUTO program with automatic
climate control 128, 133
AUX-IN port 144, 206
Average fuel consumption 80
Average fuel consumption,
setting the units 86
Average speed 79
Average speed, refer to Com‐
puter 79
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 314
B
Backrest curvature, refer to
Lumbar support 49
Backrest width 49
Back seats, adjusting the head
restraints 56
Backup camera 120
Backup camera, cleaning 122
Backup camera, obstacle
marking 121
Backup camera, pathway
lines 120
Backup camera, turning
lines 121
Balance 184
Band-aids, refer to First aid
kit 301
Bass 184
Battery
– Remote control 30
Battery change, remote con‐
trol for rear DVD system 217
Battery disposal 298
Battery, refer to Vehicle bat‐
tery 297
Battery replacement, remote
control for vehicle 42
Before entering the car
wash 305
Belts, refer to Safety belts 53
Belt tensioners, refer to Safety
belts 53
Beverage holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 145
Black and white map dis‐
play 178
Blower, refer to Air flow
rate 129
Bluetooth audio 210
Reference
Bluetooth connection, activat‐
ing/deactivating 231
BMW Advanced Diesel 265
BMW Apps 257
BMW Apps, video play‐
back 209
BMW Assist 253
BMW Assist, refer to Connec‐
tedDrive 253
BMW EfficientDynamics, refer
to Saving fuel 158
BMW Homepage 6
BMW Internet page 6
BMW maintenance sys‐
tem 286
BMW Online 255
Bottle holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 145
Brake assistant 103
Brake discs, breaking in 152
Brake fluid, refer to Service re‐
quirements 81
Brake force display 102
Brake force distribution, elec‐
tronic 103
Brake lamps, brake force dis‐
play 102
Brake lights, adaptive 102
Brake pads, breaking in 152
Brakes, BMW maintenance
system 286
Brakes, parking brake 68
Brakes, service require‐
ments 81
Brake system, BMW mainte‐
nance system 286
Braking, notes 153
Breakdown assistance 301
Breakdown, transporting the
vehicle 303
Breaking in 152
Brightness, on the Control
Display 86
Bulb replacement, refer to
Lamp and bulb replace‐
ment 288
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Button for starting the engine,
refer to Start/Stop button 66
C
Calendar 247
Calibration, driver's seat 54
California Proposition 65
Warning 7
Camera, care 308
Camera, refer to Backup cam‐
era 120
Camera, Side View 125
Camera, Top View 124
Can holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 145
Car battery, refer to Vehicle
battery 297
Car care products 306
Care 305
Care, displays 308
Care, vehicle 306
Cargo 154
Cargo area
– Comfort Access 41
Cargo area, capacities 314
Cargo area, enlarging 142
Cargo area lamp, refer to Inte‐
rior lamps 92
Cargo area lid, refer to Tail‐
gate 36, 38
Cargo area, opening/closing,
refer to Lower tailgate 38
Cargo area, opening/closing,
refer to Tailgate 36, 38
Cargo area, opening from the
inside 36
Cargo area, opening from the
outside 36
Cargo area, refer to Cargo
area 140
Cargo cover, refer to Luggage
compartment roller
cover 140
Cargo, securing with ski bag,
refer to Securing cargo 148
326
Cargo straps, securing
cargo 156
Car key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 30
Carpet, care 307
Car phone, installation loca‐
tion, refer to Center arm‐
rest 144
Car phone, refer to Tele‐
phone 230
Car vacuum cleaner, connect‐
ing, refer to Connecting elec‐
trical devices 139
Car wash 305
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 153
CBC, refer to Cornering Brake
Control 103
CBS Condition Based Serv‐
ice 286
CD/DVD 194
CD/DVD changer 198
CD/DVD in rear 216
CD/DVD notes 200
CD, refer to Playing audio
tracks, rear DVD system 221
CDs, storing 201
Cell phone 230
Cell phone, installation loca‐
tion, refer to Center arm‐
rest 144
Center armrest, front 144
Center armrest, rear 144
Center brake lamp 292, 295
Center console, refer to
Around the center con‐
sole 16
Central locking
– Comfort Access 40
– From the inside 35
– Setting the unlocking char‐
acteristics 32
Central locking system
– From the outside 32
– Principle 32
Central screen, refer to Control
Display 19
Changes, technical, refer to
Safety 6
Changing wheels/tires 279
Chassis number, refer to En‐
gine compartment 281
Check Control 83
Children, transporting 60
Child restraint fixing system
LATCH 61
Child restraint fixing sys‐
tems 60
Child restraint fixing systems,
mounting 60
Child safety locks 65
Child seat, mounting 60
Child seats, refer to Transport‐
ing children safely 60
Chrome parts, care 307
Cigarette lighter, connecting
electrical devices 139
Cigarette lighter, refer to
Lighter 139
Cigarette lighter socket 139
Circulation of air, refer to Re‐
circulated air mode 130
Cleaning, displays 308
Cleaning your BMW, refer to
Care 305
Clock 77
Clock, 12h/24h mode 85
Closing
– From the inside 35
– From the outside 32
Clothes hooks 145
Cockpit 12
Cold start, refer to Starting the
engine 67
Combination instrument, refer
to Instrument cluster 14
Combination switch, refer to
Turn signal/high beams/
headlamp flasher 71
Combination switch, refer to
Washer/wiper system 72
Comfort Access
– Battery replacement 42
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Comfort area, refer to Around
the center console 16
Compact wheel, inflation pres‐
sure 269, 270
Compartment for remote con‐
trol, refer to Ignition lock 66
Compartments, refer to Stor‐
age compartments 143, 144
Compass, digital 137
Computer 79
Computer, displaying informa‐
tion 79
Computer, displays on the
Control Display 80
Concierge service 254
Condensation on windows, re‐
moving 129
Condensation under the vehi‐
cle 154
Condition Based Service
CBS 286
Confirmation signals for lock‐
ing/unlocking the vehicle 33
ConnectedDrive 253
Connecting, mobile phone, re‐
fer to Pairing the mobile
phone 231
Consumption, refer to Aver‐
age fuel consumption 80
Contacts 243, 251
Control Display 19
Control Display, care 308
Control Display, setting the
brightness 86
Controller, refer to Con‐
trols 18
Controls and displays 12
Controls, rear DVD sys‐
tem 215
Control systems, driving sta‐
bility 103
Convenient operation
– Glass sunroof 33
– Window 33
Coolant 285
Coolant, checking the
level 285
Coolant temperature 78
Cooling function, switching on
and off 130
Cooling, maximum 130
Cooling system, refer to Cool‐
ant 285
Cornering Brake Control
CBC 103
Corrosion on brake discs 154
Courtesy lamps, refer to Inte‐
rior lamps 92
Cradle for telephone or mobile
phone, refer to Snap-in
adapter 240
Cruise control 116
Cruise control
– Malfunction 117
Cruise control, active 109
Cupholder 145
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 314
Current fuel consumption 78
Current location, storing 166
Curve lights, refer to Adaptive
light control 89
D
Dashboard lighting, refer to In‐
strument lighting 92
Dashboard, refer to Cock‐
pit 12
Data memory 287
Data, technical 312
Date 77
Date, display format 86
Date, retrieving 77
Date, setting 85
Daytime running lights 89
Defroster, rear window 129
Defrosting windows 129
Defrost setting, refer to De‐
frosting windows 129
Destination entry via the ad‐
dress book 166
Destination guidance 173
Reference
Destination guidance with in‐
termediate destinations 171
Destination input, naviga‐
tion 164
Diesel exhaust fluid, at low
temperatures 266
Diesel exhaust fluid, at mini‐
mum 266
Diesel exhaust fluid, having re‐
filled 266
Diesel exhaust fluid, refilling
yourself 266
Diesel particulate filter 153
Digital clock 77
Digital compass 137
Digital radio 187
Dimming mirrors 58
Directional indicators, refer to
Turn signals 71
Display in front wind‐
shield 125
Display lighting, refer to Instru‐
ment lighting 92
Displays and controls 12
Displays, care 308
Displays, cleaning 308
Displays, refer to Instrument
cluster 14
Disposal, coolant 285
Disposal, vehicle battery 298
Distance control, refer to Ac‐
tive Cruise Control 109
Distance, selecting, with Ac‐
tive Cruise Control 111
Distance warning, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 117
Divided screen view, split
screen 22
Door key, refer to Remote con‐
trol with integrated key 30
Door lock 34
Doors, manual operation 34
Doors, unlocking and locking
– Confirmation signals 33
– From the inside 35
– From the outside 32
DOT Quality Grades 277
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Downhill control 106
Draft-free ventilation 131
Drive-off assistant 107
Driver's seat, calibrating 54
Driving away on inclines, refer
to Drive-off assistant 107
Driving notes, breaking in 152
Driving notes, general 152
Driving on poor roads 157
Driving stability control sys‐
tems 103
Driving through water 153
Driving tips, refer to Driving
notes 152
Dry air, refer to Cooling func‐
tion 130
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 103
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 104
DTMF suffix dialing 236
DVD/CD 194
DVDs, storing 201
DVD system in rear 215
DVD, video 196
Dynamic destination guid‐
ance 180
Dynamic Performance Con‐
trol 105
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 103
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 104
E
Easy entry/exit 59
EfficientDynamics, refer to
Saving fuel 158
Electrical malfunction
– Door lock 34
– Driver's door 34
– Fuel filler flap 262
Electrical malfunction of upper
tailgate 36
Electrical malfunction, parking
brake 70
328
Electric seat adjustment 49
Electric steering wheel adjust‐
ment 59
Electronic brake-force distri‐
bution 103
Electronic engine oil level
check 283
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to Dynamic Stabil‐
ity Control DSC 103
Emergency operation
– Door lock, refer to Manual
operation 34
Emergency operation, fuel
filler flap, unlocking man‐
ually 262
Emergency Request 300
Emergency service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 301
Energy-conscious driving, re‐
fer to Current fuel consump‐
tion 78
Energy, saving, refer to Saving
fuel 158
Engine, breaking in 152
Engine compartment 281
Engine coolant, refer to Cool‐
ant 285
Engine oil, adding 284
Engine oil, additives, refer to
Approved engine oils 284
Engine oil, alternative oil
types 285
Engine oil, BMW maintenance
system 286
Engine oil change intervals, re‐
fer to Service require‐
ments 81
Engine oil, checking the
level 283
Engine oil, filling capacity 315
Engine oil temperature 78
Engine oil types, alterna‐
tive 284
Engine oil types, ap‐
proved 284
Engine, overheating, refer to
Coolant temperature 78
Engine start, assistance 301
Engine, starting 67
Engine, starting
– Comfort Access 40
Engine, starting, Start/Stop
button 66
Engine, stopping, Start/Stop
button 66
Engine, switching off 67
Entry lamps, refer to Interior
lamps 92
Environmentally friendly driv‐
ing, refer to Current fuel con‐
sumption 78
Equalizer 184
Equipment, interior 135
ESP Electronic Stability Pro‐
gram, refer to Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control DSC 103
Exchanging wheels/tires 279
Exhaust system 153
Exterior mirrors 57
Exterior mirrors, adjusting 57
Exterior mirrors, automatic
dimming 58
Exterior mirrors, automatic
heating 58
Exterior mirrors, folding in and
out 58
External audio device 144
External devices 206
External temperature dis‐
play 77
External temperature display,
changing the units of meas‐
ure, changing the units of
measure on the Control Dis‐
play 86
External temperature warn‐
ing 77
Externel temperature dis‐
play 77
Eyes for securing cargo 156
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F
Fader 184
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 83
False alarm
– Avoiding unintentional
alarms 43
– Ending an alarm 42
Fastening safety belts, refer to
Safety belts 53
Fault messages, refer to
Check Control 83
Filling capacities 315
Filter, refer to Microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter 132
Fine wood, care 307
First aid kit 301
Fitting for towing 303
Fixing system, adaptive 146
Flashing when locking/unlock‐
ing 33
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 95
Flat Tire Monitor FTM, snow
chains 280
Flat tire, run-flat tires 280
Flat tire, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 97
Flat tire, warning lamp 96, 98
Flat tire, wheel change 295
Flooding, refer to Driving
through water 153
Floor carpet, care 307
Floor mats, care 307
FM/AM station 186
Fog on windows, remov‐
ing 129
Foldable rear seat back‐
rest 142
Foot brake 153
Footwell lamps, refer to Inte‐
rior lamps 92
For your own safety 6
Four-wheel drive, refer to
xDrive 105
Front airbags 93
Front fog lamps 91
Front fog lamps, bulb replace‐
ment 290, 293
Front fog lamps, indicator
lamp 91
FTM Flat Tire Monitor 95
Fuel 264
Fuel
– Refer to Average fuel con‐
sumption 80
Fuel, additives 264
Fuel, average consump‐
tion 80
Fuel cap 262
Fuel cap, closing 262
Fuel consumption display
– Average fuel consump‐
tion 80
Fuel consumption display,
current fuel consumption 78
Fuel-efficient driving, refer to
Current fuel consumption 78
Fuel filler flap, closing 262
Fuel filler flap, opening 262
Fuel filler flap, unlocking in
case of an electrical malfunc‐
tion 262
Fuel gauge 79
Fuel, saving 158
Fuel tank capacity, refer to Fill‐
ing capacities 315
Fuel tank contents, refer to
Filling capacities 315
Fuel tank, refer to Filling ca‐
pacities 315
Fuse 298
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Universal Garage Door
Opener 135
Gasoline 264
Gasoline gauge, refer to Fuel
gauge 79
Gasoline quality 264
Gas station recommenda‐
tion 175
Reference
Gear change, automatic trans‐
mission with Steptronic 75
Gear change, via shift pad‐
dles 76
General driving notes 152
Glass sunroof, closing 46
Glass sunroof, electric
– Convenient operation 33
– Remote control 33
Glass sunroof, initializing 47
Glass sunroof, opening 46
Glass sunroof, pinch protec‐
tion 47
Glass sunroof, power fail‐
ure 47
Glass sunroof, refer to Panor‐
amic glass sunroof 45
Glass sunroof, tilting 46
Glove compartment 143
Glove compartment
– USB interface 143
Glove compartment, light‐
ing 143
GPS navigation, refer to Navi‐
gation system 162
Gross vehicle weight, refer to
Weights 314
H
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 68
Hand-held transmitter, alter‐
nating code 136
Hands-free microphone 16
Hazard warning sys‐
tem 16, 300
HDC Hill Descent Control 106
HD Radio 187
Head airbags 93
Headlamp control, auto‐
matic 88, 89
Headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture 89
Headlamp flasher 71, 90
Headlamp flasher, indicator
lamp 15
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Headlamps 88
Headlamps, care 306
Headlamps, cleaning 73
Headlamps, cleaning, washer
fluid 74
Headliner 17
Headphones, connecting, rear
DVD system 216
Head restraints 54
Head-up Display 125
Head-up Display, care 308
Heatable rear window 129
Heating 127
Heating
– Seats 51
Heating, interior 127
Heating, mirrors 58
Heating, residual heat 131
Heating with the engine
switched off, refer to Resid‐
ual heat 131
Heavy cargo, refer to Stowing
cargo 156
Height, refer to Dimen‐
sions 312
High-beam Assistant 90
High beams 90
High beams/low beams, auto‐
matic, refer to High-beam
Assistant 90
High beams, indicator
lamp 15
High-pressure washers 305
Hill Descent Control HDC 106
Hill drive-off assistant, refer to
Drive-off assistant 107
Hills 154
Holder for beverages 145
Holder for remote control, re‐
fer to Ignition lock 66
Homepage 6
Hood 282
Hood, opening 282
Horn 12
Hot exhaust system 153
Hotline 256
330
House number, entering for
navigation 165
Hydraulic brake assistant 103
Hydroplaning 153
I
Ice warning, refer to External
temperature warning 77
Icy roads, refer to External
temperature warning 77
Identification marks, tires 276
iDrive 18
iDrive, changing settings 85
iDrive, changing the lan‐
guage 86
iDrive, changing the units of
measure and display for‐
mat 86
iDrive, setting the bright‐
ness 86
iDrive, setting the date 85
iDrive, setting the time 85
Ignition 66
Ignition key position 1, refer to
Radio ready state 66
Ignition key position 2, refer to
Ignition on 66
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 30
Ignition lock 66
Ignition, switched off 67
Ignition, switched on 66
Images, displaying, rear DVD
system 223
Indication of a flat tire 96, 98
Indicator and warning
lamps 15
Inflation pressure monitor, re‐
fer to Flat Tire Monitor 95
Inflation pressure, refer to Tire
inflation pressure 269
Information on the navigation
data 162
Initialization after power fail‐
ure 298
Initializing
– Compass, refer to Calibrat‐
ing 138
– Panoramic glass sunroof 46
Initializing, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 96
Initializing, glass sunroof 47
Initializing, refer to Setting the
date 85
Initializing, refer to Setting the
time 85
Initializing, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 98
Installation location, tele‐
phone 144
Instrument cluster 14
Instrument lighting 92
Instrument panel, refer to In‐
strument cluster 14
Instruments, refer to Cock‐
pit 12
Integrated key 30
Interactive map 169
Interior equipment 135
Interior lamps 92
Interior lamps
– Remote control 33
Interior mirror 58
Interior rearview mirror, auto‐
matic dimming 58
Interior rearview mirror, com‐
pass 137
Interior temperature, setting,
automatic climate con‐
trol 127
Intermediate destinations 171
Internet page 6
Intersection, entering for navi‐
gation 165
iPod/iPhone 207
J
Jacking points for the vehicle
jack 295
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Jack, refer to Vehicle jack 295
Joystick, refer to Selector
lever 74
Jump-starting 301
K
Keyless Go, refer to Comfort
Access 40
Keyless opening and closing,
refer to Comfort Access 40
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 30
Key, refer to Integrated key/re‐
mote control 30
Kickdown
– Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 74
Knocking control 264
L
Label, run-flat tire 280
Lamp and bulb replacement,
lamp replacement 288
Lamps 88
Lamps, automatic headlamp
control 88, 89
Lamps, High-beam Assis‐
tant 90
Lamps, parking lamps/low
beams 88
Lamps, replacing, refer to
Lamp and bulb replace‐
ment 288
Lane departure warning 100
Lane margin, warning 100
Language, changing on Con‐
trol Display 86
Lap-and-shoulder belt, refer to
Safety belts 53
Lashing eyes, securing
cargo 156
LATCH child restraint fixing
system 61
Leather, care 306
LEDs, light-emitting di‐
odes 289
Length, refer to Dimen‐
sions 312
Letters and numbers, enter‐
ing 23
License plate lamps, replacing
bulbs 292, 295
Light-alloy wheels, care 307
Light-emitting diodes,
LEDs 289
Lighter 139
Lighting
– Instruments 92
Lighting, vehicle, refer to
Lamps 88
Light switch 88
Limit, refer to Speed limit 84
Load 155
Loading 154
Lock buttons, doors, refer to
Locking 35
Locking
– From the inside 35
– From the outside 33
– Setting the confirmation sig‐
nals 33
– Without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 40
Locking the vehicle
– From the inside 35
– From the outside 32
Locks, doors, and win‐
dows 65
Longlife oils, alternative oil
types 285
Longlife oils, refer to Approved
engine oils 284
Low beams 88
Low beams
– Automatic 89
Low beams, automatic 88
Low beams, automatic, refer to
High-beam Assistant 90
Lower back support, refer to
Lumbar support 49
Lower tailgate 38
Reference
Low-sulfur diesel 264
Luggage compartment roller
cover 140
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 157
Lumbar support 49
M
Main inspection, refer to Serv‐
ice requirements 81
Maintenance 286
Maintenance, refer to Service
booklet
Maintenance, refer to Service
requirements 81
Maintenance require‐
ments 286
Maintenance system
BMW 286
Malfunction
– Door lock 34
– Fuel filler flap 262
Malfunction of upper tail‐
gate 36
Malfunction, parking brake 70
Malfunction warnings, refer to
Check Control 83
Manual air distribution 130
Manual mode, automatic
transmission with Step‐
tronic 75
Manual operation
– Door lock 34
– Driver's door 34
Manual operation, fuel filler
flap 262
Manual operation of upper tail‐
gate 36
Manual operation, Side
View 124
Manual operation, Top
View 123
Map, destination entry 169
Map display in black and
white 178
Map in split screen 177
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Map view 175
Marking on approved
tires 279
Master key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 30
Maximum cooling 130
Maximum speed, winter
tires 279
Medical kit, refer to First aid
kit 301
Memory, refer to Seat and mir‐
ror memory 56
Menus, operating, iDrive 18
Menus, refer to iDrive operat‐
ing concept 19
Message list, traffic bulle‐
tins 177
Messages 245
Microfilter 132
Minimum tread, tires 278
Mirror
– Mirror memory, refer to Seat
and mirror memory 56
Mirrors 57
Mirrors
– Automatic Curb Monitor 57
Mirrors, folding in and out 58
Mirrors, heating 58
Mirrors, interior mirror 58
Mobile communication devi‐
ces in the vehicle 153
Mobile phone, installation lo‐
cation, refer to Center arm‐
rest 144
Mobile phone, refer to Tele‐
phone 230
Modifications, technical, refer
to Safety 6
Monitor, refer to Control Dis‐
play 19
Mounting of child restraint fix‐
ing systems 60
MP3 player 206
Multimedia 194
Music collection 201
Music search 203
332
Music, storing 201
N
Navigation 162
Navigation data 162
Navigation data, updating 162
Navigation system
– Destination entry by
voice 170
Neck restraints, refer to Head
restraints 54
Nets, refer to Storage com‐
partments 144
New wheels and tires 279
Notes 6, 248
Nozzles of automatic climate
control 127
Nozzles, refer to Ventila‐
tion 131
O
OBD Onboard Diagnos‐
tics 287
OBD socket, refer to Socket
for OBD Onboard Diagno‐
sis 287
Octane number, refer to Fuel
quality 264
Octane rating, refer to Gaso‐
line quality 264
Odometer 78
Office 242
Oil additives 284
Oil consumption 283
Oil level 283
Oil, refer to Engine oil 283
Oil types, alternative 284
Oil types, approved 284
Old batteries, disposal 298
Onboard Diagnostics
OBD 287
Onboard monitor, refer to
Control Display 19
Onboard vehicle tool kit 288
Opening and closing
– Comfort Access 40
– From the inside 35
– From the outside 32
– Using the door lock 34
– Using the remote control 32
Opening height, adjust‐
ing 37, 38
Operating concept, iDrive 18
Outside-air mode, automatic
climate control 130
Outside air, refer to Recircu‐
lated air mode 130
Overheating of engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 78
P
Paint, vehicle 306
Pairing, mobile phone 231
Panic mode 33
Panoramic glass sunroof
– Convenient operation 33
– Initializing 46
– Opening, closing 45
– Pinch protection 46
– Power failure 46
– Remote control 33
– Tilting 45
Park Distance Control
PDC 117
Parked-car ventilation 134
Parked vehicle, condensa‐
tion 154
Parking aid, refer to Park Dis‐
tance Control PDC 117
Parking assistant, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 117
Parking brake 68
Parking brake, Automatic
Hold 69
Parking brake, releasing man‐
ually 68, 70
Parking brake, setting man‐
ually 68
Parking lamps 88
Parking lamps/low beams 88
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Hold 70
Particulate filter, refer to Diesel
particulate filter 153
Passenger airbags, deactivat‐
ing 94
Passenger side mirror, tilt‐
ing 57
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol 117
Personal information 242
Personal Profile 30
Pinch protection
– Panoramic glass sunroof 46
– Windows 44
Pinch protection, glass sun‐
roof 47
Plastic, care 307
Playing videos, rear DVD sys‐
tem 218
PlugIn 258
Pollen, refer to Microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter 132
Poor road operation 157
Position, storing 166
Postal code, entering in navi‐
gation 165
Power windows
– Safety switch 44
Power windows, opening and
closing 43
Power windows, refer to Win‐
dows 43
Preheating, refer to Diesel en‐
gine 67
Prescribed engine oils, refer to
Approved engine oils 284
Pressure, tires 269
Pressure warning, tires 95
Profile depth, refer to Mini‐
mum tread depth 278
Profile, tires 278
Programmable memory but‐
tons, iDrive 23
Protection function, refer to
Pinch protection 47
Protection function, refer to
Pinch protection
– Panoramic glass sunroof 46
Protective function, refer to
Pinch protection
– Windows 44
Push-and-turn switch, refer to
Controls 18
R
Radiator fluid, refer to Cool‐
ant 285
Radio-operated key, refer to
Remote control with
integrated key 30
Radio ready state 66
Radio ready state, switched
off 67
Radio ready state, switched
on 66
Radio setting, refer to Radio
ready state 66
Rain sensor 72
Random 195
Random playback 195
Range 79
RDS 187
Reading lamps 92
Reading out loud 249
Rear entertainment, refer to
DVD system in rear 215
Rear lamps, refer to Tail
lamps 290, 293
Rear seat backrest, folda‐
ble 142
Rear seats, adjusting 50
Rear seats, adjusting the head
restraints 56
Rear seats, heating 51
Rear socket 140
Rear ventilation 132
Rear ventilation, 3rd row
seats 132
Rear ventilation, automatic cli‐
mate control in rear 132
Reference
Rearview mirror, refer to Mir‐
rors 57
Rear window defroster 129
Rear window, washing 73
Rear window wiper 73
Recirculated air mode 130
Recommended tire
brands 279
Redialing 237
Refueling 262
Remaining distance to desti‐
nation, refer to Computer 80
Remaining range for service,
refer to Service require‐
ments 81
Remaining range, refer to
Range 79
Reminders 249
Remote control
– Battery replacement 42
– Comfort Access 40
– Garage door opener 135
– Malfunction 34, 41
– Tailgate 33
– Universal 135
Remote control, rear DVD sys‐
tem 216
Remote control, removing
from the ignition lock 66
Remote control, service
data 286
Remote inquiry 236
Replacement fuse 298
Replacement remote con‐
trol 30
Replacing wheels/tires 279
Reporting safety defects 8
Reserve warning, refer to Fuel
gauge 79
Reservoir for washer fluid, re‐
fer to Washer fluid reser‐
voir 74
Resetting, Tire Pressure Mon‐
itor TPM 98
Residual heat 131
Restraining systems
– Refer to Safety belts 53
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Restraint systems for chil‐
dren 60
Retaining straps, securing
cargo 156
Retreaded tires 279
Road, avoiding 173
Road detour 173
Roadside Assistance 254
Roadside parking lamps 90
Roller sunblinds 44
RON gasoline quality 264
RON, refer to Fuel quality 264
Roof load capacity 314
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 157
Rope, refer to Towing 303
Route 174
Route criteria, route 173
Route, displaying 174
Route section, bypassing 174
RSC Runflat System Compo‐
nent, refer to Run-flat
tires 280
Rubber components,
care 307
Run-flat tires 280
Run-flat tires, tire inflation
pressure 269
Running lights, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 88
S
Safe braking 153
Safety 6
Safety belts 53
Safety belts
– Damage 54
Safety belts, care 307
Safety belts, indicator/warning
lamp 54
Safety belts, reminder 54
Safety switch for rear win‐
dows 44
Safety systems
– Safety belts 53
Safety systems, airbags 93
334
Safety tires, refer to Run-flat
tires 280
Satellite radio 188
Saving fuel 158
Scale, changing during navi‐
gation 176
Screen, folding open/closed,
rear DVD system 215
Screen, refer to Control Dis‐
play 19
Search, refer to BMW On‐
line 255
Seat adjustment, electric 49
Seat adjustment, manual 48
Seat and mirror memory 56
Seat belts
– Refer to Safety belts 53
Seat heating 51, 52
Seat heating, rear 51
Seats
– Adjusting electrically 49
– Heating 51
– Memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 56
– Sitting safely 48
– Storing the setting, refer to
Seat and mirror memory 56
– Ventilation, refer to Active
seat ventilation and seat
heating 52
Seats, adjusting 48
Seats, backrest width 49
Seats in the rear 50
Seats, shoulder support 49
2nd row seats 50
Selector lever, automatic
transmission with Step‐
tronic 74
Selector lever lock, releas‐
ing 75
Self-leveling suspension 108
Sensors, care 308
Service and warranty 7
Service data in the remote
control 286
Service interval display, refer
to Condition Based Service
CBS 286
Service interval display, refer
to Service requirements 81
Service requirements 81
Service requirements, CBS
Condition Based Serv‐
ice 286
Service, Roadside Assis‐
tance 301
Settings, clock, 12h/24h
mode 85
Settings, configuring, refer to
Personal Profile 30
Settings, DVD 197
Settings on the Control Dis‐
play, changing 85
Shifting, automatic transmis‐
sion with Steptronic 75
Shift paddles 76
Short commands, voice acti‐
vation 316
Side airbags 93
Side View 124
Side windows, refer to Win‐
dows 43
Size, refer to Dimensions 312
Ski bag 147
Slide/tilt glass roof, refer to
Glass sunroof 46
Slide/tilt glass roof, refer to
Panoramic glass sunroof 45
Slot for remote control 66
Smokers' package, refer to
Ashtray 139
Snap-in adapter, mobile
phone 240
Snap-in adapter, refer to Stor‐
age compartment of center
armrest 144
Snow chains 280
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐
nosis 287
Socket, refer to Connecting
electrical devices 139
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Software applications,
iPhone 257
Software part number 230
Software update 213
Soot particulate filter, refer to
Diesel particulate filter 153
SOS, refer to Emergency Re‐
quest, initiating 300
Sound output 186, 194
Spare fuse 298
Special destinations, naviga‐
tion 167
Special equipment, series
equipment 6
Speed, average 79
Speed limit 84
Speed limit, setting 84
Speedometer 14
Speed, with winter tires 279
Split screen 22
Split screen map settings 177
Spoken instructions, naviga‐
tion 175
Sport program, automatic
transmission with Step‐
tronic 75
Spray nozzles, refer to Clean‐
ing the windshield and head‐
lamps 73
Spray nozzles, refer to Wind‐
shield washer nozzles 73
Stability control systems 103
Start/Stop button 66
Start/Stop button, starting the
engine 67
Start/Stop button, switching
off the engine 67
Starting the engine 67
Start problems, refer to Jumpstarting 301
State/province, selecting for
navigation 164
Stations, stored 192
Station, storing 186
Status information, iDrive 22
Status of Owner's Manual 6
Steam jets 305
Steering wheel 59
Steering wheel, adjusting 59
Steering wheel, easy entry/
exit 59
Steering wheel lock 66
Steering with variable transla‐
tion, refer to Active steer‐
ing 108
Steptronic, refer to Sport pro‐
gram and manual mode M/
S 75
Stopping, engine 67
Storage compartment
nets 144
Storage compart‐
ments 143, 144
Storage, tires 280
Storing the seat position, refer
to Seat and mirror mem‐
ory 56
Storing the vehicle 308
Street, entering for naviga‐
tion 165
Summer tires, refer to Wheels
and tires 269
Summer tires, tread 278
Sunblinds, roller sunblinds 44
Surround View 119
Switches, refer to Cockpit 12
Switching off, engine 67
Switching off, vehicle 67
Switch-on times, parked-car
ventilation 134
Symbols 6
T
Tachometer 78
Tailgate
– Comfort Access 41
– Remote control 33
Tailgate, adjusting the open‐
ing height 37, 38
Tailgate, automatic opera‐
tion 38
Tail lamps 290, 293
Reference
Tank gauge, refer to Fuel
gauge 79
Tasks 248
Technical changes, refer to
Safety 6
Technical data 312
Telephone 230
Telephone, adjusting the vol‐
ume 234
Telephone, installation loca‐
tion, refer to Center arm‐
rest 144
TeleService 254
Temperature, adjusting in up‐
per body region 129
Temperature, coolant, refer to
Coolant temperature 78
Temperature display
– External temperature 77
– External temperature warn‐
ing 77
Temperature display, setting
the units 86
Temperature, engine oil 78
Temperature, setting with au‐
tomatic climate con‐
trol 129, 133
Temperature warning 77
Text messages 245
Theft alarm system, refer to
Alarm system 42
Thigh support adjustment 48
Third brake lamp, refer to Cen‐
ter brake lamp 292, 295
Seats, 3rd row seats 50
Tilting the passenger side mir‐
ror 57
Time, setting 85
Tire age 277
Tire identification marks 276
Tire inflation pressure 269
Tire inflation pressure, check‐
ing 269
Tire pressure monitor, refer to
Flat Tire Monitor 95
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 97
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Everything from A to Z
Tire Quality Grading 277
Tires
– Inflation pressure 269
Tires, breaking in 152
Tires, changing 279
Tires, condition 278
Tires, damage 278
Tire size 276
Tires, minimum tread 278
Tires, retreaded tires 279
Tires, run-flat tires 280
Tires, storage 280
Tire tread 278
Toll roads, route 173
Tone 184
Tool kit, refer to Onboard ve‐
hicle tool kit 288
Tools, refer to Onboard vehicle
tool kit 288
Top View 122
Tow bar 303
Tow fitting 303
Towing 302
Town/city, navigation 165
Tow rope 303
Tow-starting 302, 304
TPM Tire Pressure Moni‐
tor 97
Traction control 104
Traffic bulletins, naviga‐
tion 177
Transmission, automatic
transmission with Step‐
tronic 74
Transmission positions, auto‐
matic transmission with
Steptronic 74
Transporting children
safely 60
Treble, tone 184
Trip computer, refer to Dis‐
plays on the Control Dis‐
play 80
Trip-distance counter, refer to
Trip odometer 78
Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 71
336
Trip odometer 78
Trips, planning 171
Trunk lid, refer to Tailgate 38
Turning circle, refer to Dimen‐
sions 312
Turning lamps, refer to Adap‐
tive light control 89
Turn signal, indicator lamp 14
Turn signals 71
Turn signals, triple turn signal
activation 71
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading/
UTQG 277
Unintentional alarms, avoid‐
ing 43
Units, average fuel consump‐
tion 86
Units, temperature 86
Universal Garage Door
Opener 135
Universal remote control 135
Unlocking
– From the outside 32
– Setting the unlocking char‐
acteristics 32
– Tailgate 41
– Without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 40
Unlocking, from the inside 35
Unlocking, hood 282
Updates made after the edito‐
rial deadline 6
Update, software 213
Upholstery care 306
Upper tailgate 36
Upper tailgate, automatic op‐
eration 37
Upper tailgate, closing 36
Upper tailgate, emergency op‐
eration, refer to Opening
manually 36
Upper tailgate, opening from
the inside 36
Upper tailgate, opening from
the outside 36
Upper tailgate, opening man‐
ually 36
USB audio interface 207
V
Vacuum cleaner, connecting,
refer to Connecting electrical
devices 139
Vehicle
– Identification number 230
– Identification number, refer
to Engine compartment 281
Vehicle battery, changing 298
Vehicle, breaking in 152
Vehicle care 306
Vehicle care, refer to
Care 305
Vehicle equipment 6
Vehicle jack 295
Vehicle paint 306
Vehicle storage 308
Vehicle, switching off 67
Vehicle wash 305
Ventilation 131
Ventilation, 3rd row seats 132
Ventilation, automatic climate
control in rear 133
Ventilation, draft-free 131
Ventilation, in rear 132
Ventilation, refer to Parked-car
ventilation 134
Vents of automatic climate
control 127
Version of the navigation
data 162
Video playback 196
Video playback, iPhone 209
Video playback, snap-in
adapter 209
Voice activation
– Navigation 170
Voice activation, mobile
phone 238
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Voice activation, short com‐
mands 316
Voice activation system 25
Volume, setting 184
W
Warning and indicator
lamps 15
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 83
Warning signal volumes 185
Warning triangle 301
Washer/wiper system 72
Washer/wiper system, rain
sensor 72
Washer/wiper system, washer
fluid 73
Washer/wiper system, wind‐
shield washer nozzles 73
Washer fluid 73
Washer fluid reservoir 74
Washing, vehicle 305
Waste tray, refer to Ash‐
tray 139
Water on roads, refer to Driving
through water 153
Weights 314
Welcome lamps 88
Wheelbase, refer to Dimen‐
sions 312
Wheel change 295
Wheels and tires 269
Wheels, changing 279
Wheels, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 95
Wheels, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 97
Width, refer to Dimen‐
sions 312
Window, convenient opera‐
tion 33
Windows
– Safety switch 44
Windows, defrosting and de‐
fogging, automatic climate
control 129
Reference
Windows, pinch protection 44
Windshield, cleaning 73
Windshield, defrosting, refer
to Defrosting windows 129
Windshield wash 72
Windshield washer fluid 73
Windshield wash, rear win‐
dow 73
Windshield wash, reservoir for
washer fluid 74
Windshield wash, washer
fluid 74
Windshield wash, washer noz‐
zles 73
Windshield wiper blades,
changing 288
Windshield wiper, refer to
Washer/wiper system 72
Winter diesel 265
Winter storage, care 308
Winter tires, setting the speed
limit 84
Winter tires, suitable tires 279
Winter tires, tread 278
Wiper blades, changing 288
Wiper fluid 73
Wood, care 307
Word match concept, naviga‐
tion 24
Working in the engine com‐
partment 282
Wrench/screwdriver, refer to
Onboard vehicle tool kit 288
X
xDrive 105
Xenon headlamps 289, 292
Y
Your individual vehicle
– Settings, refer to Personal
Profile 30
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