BMW Z4 sDrive28i Owner`s manual

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Owner's Manual for
Vehicle
A-Z
The Ultimate Driving
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THE BMW Z4.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
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Z4 sDrive28i
Z4 sDrive35i
Z4 sDrive35is
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.
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Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐
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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 208.
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At a glance
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Cockpit
Controls
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36
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45
60
68
73
81
85
89
96
103
Opening and closing
Adjusting
Transporting children safely
Driving
Displays
Lamps
Safety
Driving stability control systems
Driving comfort
Climate
Interior equipment
Storage compartments
Mobility
152
154
155
163
168
170
176
182
186
Refueling
Fuel
Wheels and tires
Engine compartment
Maintenance
Replacing components
Breakdown assistance
Care
Indicator/warning lamps
Reference
202 Technical data
208 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
108 Things to remember when driving
Entertainment
116 Professional Radio
Communication
134 Telephone
145 ConnectedDrive
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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 radio display texts used to select
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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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
Opening and closing windows
jointly 32
12
2
Opening and closing rear win‐
dows 32
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3
Opening and closing front win‐
dows 32
4
Exterior mirrors, folding in and out 40
5
Adjust the exterior mirrors, Automatic Curb
Monitor 40
6
Change the radio station
Select a music track
Leaf through the phone book and
through lists with stored phone
numbers
Next entertainment source
Parking lamps 68
Recirculated air mode 94
Low beams 68
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 69
At a glance
10
Adaptive light control 70
Windshield wipers 51
Rain sensor 51
High-beam Assistant 71
7
Turn signal 50
11
High beams, head‐
lamp flasher 70
12 Ignition lock 45
13
Start/stop the engine and switch
the ignition on/off 45
Steering wheel heating 42
High-beam Assistant 71
Roadside parking lamps 70
Computer 62
Settings and information about
the vehicle 62
8
Instrument cluster 14
9
Buttons on the steering wheel
14 Horn, the entire surface
15 Adjust the steering wheel 42
16
Cruise control 85
17 Buttons on the steering wheel
Telephone 134
Volume
Voice operation of the tele‐
phone 141
18 Releasing the hood 164
19
Open the trunk lid 27
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Cockpit
Instrument cluster
1
Speedometer
▷ Computer 62
2
Indicator lamps for turn signals
3
Indicator/warning lamps 15
▷ Date of next scheduled service, and re‐
maining distance to be driven 65
4
Tachometer 61
▷ Odometer and trip odometer 60
5
Engine oil temperature 61
6
Display for
▷ Programs for Dynamic Driving Con‐
trol 82
▷ High-beam Assistant 71
▷ Clock 60
▷ Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor 75
▷ External temperature 60
▷ Resetting Tire Pressure Monitor 78
▷ Indicator/warning lamps 15
▷ Checking engine oil level 164
▷ Cruise control 85
7
▷ Settings and information 62
Display for
▷ Gear display, 8-gear Sport automatic
transmission 55
▷ Gear display for 7-gear Sport automatic
transmission with dual clutch 55
14
▷
Check Control message
present 66
8
Fuel gauge 61
9
Resetting the trip odometer 60
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At a glance
Indicator/warning lamps
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
Instrument cluster
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.
What to do in case of a malfunction
A list of all indicator and warning lamps, as well
as notes on possible causes of malfunctions and
on how to respond, refer to page 186.
All around the center console
1
Hazard warning system 176
2
Central locking system 26
3
Air conditioner 90
5
Seat heating 38
PDC Park Distance Control 87
Automatic climate control 92
4
Professional Radio 116
Close the retractable hard‐
top 33
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Cockpit
Open the retractable hard‐
top 33
6
Parking brake 49
7
Buttons for Dynamic Driving Control 82
4
Reading lamp 72
Deactivate the Automatic Engine
Start/Stop Function 47
All around the headliner
1
Emergency Request 176
5
2
Reading lamp 72
3
Interior lamps 72
16
Indicator lamp, front passenger
airbag 74
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you with
information that will give you complete control of
your vehicle. All features and accessories that are
useful for driving and your safety, comfort and
convenience are described here.
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Controls
Opening and closing
Opening and closing
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 168.
Integrated key
Remote control
Buttons on the remote control
Press button 1 and pull out the key.
The integrated key fits the following locks:
▷ Glove compartment, refer to page 103.
▷ Driver's door, refer to page 25.
1
Unlocking
New remote controls
2
Locking
3
Opening the trunk lid
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 30.
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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.
▷ The settings are automatically saved in the
profile currently activated.
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▷ The remote control used is detected when
the vehicle is unlocked and the stored profile
is called up.
▷ 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:
▷ Response of the central locking system
when the car is being unlocked, refer to
page 22.
▷ Automatic locking of the vehicle, refer to
page 26.
▷ Automatic retrieval of the driver's seat and
exterior mirror positions after unlocking, re‐
fer to page 24.
▷ Triple turn signal activation, refer to
page 50.
▷ Settings for the display in the instrument
cluster:
▷ 12h/24h clock format, refer to
page 63.
▷ Date format, refer to page 63.
▷ Units of measure for fuel consumption,
distance covered/remaining distances,
and temperature, refer to page 63.
▷ Light settings:
▷ Headlamp courtesy delay feature, refer
to page 68.
Controls
▷ Automatic climate control: AUTO program,
cooling function, and automatic recirculated
air control activated/deactivated, tempera‐
ture, air flow rate, and air distribution, refer
to page 92.
▷ Entertainment:
▷ Audio volume, Professional Radio, refer
to page 118.
Central locking system
The concept
The central locking system becomes active
when the driver's door is closed.
The system simultaneously engages and re‐
leases the locks on the following:
▷ Doors.
▷ Trunk lid.
▷ Fuel filler flap.
▷ Center armrest.
Operating from the outside
▷ Via the remote control.
▷ Via the driver's door lock.
▷ In cars with Comfort Access, via the door
handles on the driver's and front passenger
sides.
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 30.
▷ Daytime running lights, refer to
page 69.
▷ High-beam Assistant, refer to
page 71.
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Controls
Opening and closing
Operating from the inside
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
Via the button for the central locking system.
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.
3. Press button 2.
Opening and closing: from the
outside
4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the symbol ap‐
pears in the display.
Using the remote control
General information
Take the remote control with you
People or animals left unattended in a
parked vehicle can lock the doors from the in‐
side. Always take the remote control with you
when leaving the vehicle so that the vehicle can
then be opened from the outside.◀
Conditions for operating the retractable hardtop
using the remote control:
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
▷ The doors and trunk lid are closed.
Only the driver's door and the fuel
filler flap are unlocked. Pressing again
unlocks the entire vehicle.
▷ The cargo area partition is folded down and
engaged on both sides, refer to page 34.
▷
Unlocking
Press the button. The vehicle is unlocked.
You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked.
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The entire vehicle is unlocked.
7. Press button 2.
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Convenient opening: Windows and hardtop
When you are close to the vehicle, the remote
control for Comfort Access can be used to open
the retractable hardtop.
Controls
Switching on the interior lamps and
courtesy lamps
Press the button on the remote control
with the vehicle locked.
Press and hold the button on the remote
control.
Unlocking the trunk lid
The windows and the retractable hardtop are
opened if the doors are closed.
Press the button on the remote control for
approx. one second.
Hold the button down. When you are close
to the vehicle, the windows move up after the
hardtop is opened.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up.
Monitor the opening process
Monitor the opening process to ensure
that no one becomes trapped; otherwise, inju‐
ries may result. Releasing the button interrupts
the opening process.◀
Locking
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.◀
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.
A previously locked trunk lid is locked again after
closing.
Before and after each trip, check that the trunk
lid has not been inadvertently unlocked.
Convenient loading
When you are close to the vehicle, the remote
control for Comfort Access can be used to par‐
tially tilt the open hardtop for more convenient
loading of the trunk.
1.
Press again within one second and hold until
the retractable hardtop stops in an inter‐
mediate position. The trunk lid opens
slightly.
Convenient closing
When you are close to the vehicle, the remote
control for Comfort Access can be used to close
the retractable hardtop and the windows.
Press and hold the button on the remote
control.
The retractable hardtop and the windows are
closed.
Monitor the closing process
Monitor the closing process to ensure that
no one becomes trapped.
Releasing the button stops the motion.◀
Briefly press the button on the remote
control.
2. Open the trunk lid, press the cargo area par‐
tition upward and stow the cargo in the
cargo area.
3. Press down the cargo area partition until it
engages on both sides and close the trunk
lid.
4.
Press the button on the remote control
for an extended period to fold the retractable
hardtop back in.
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Opening and closing
Confirmation signals from the vehicle
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
▷
The function is deactivated.
7. Press button 2.
The setting is stored.
Retrieving the seat and mirror settings
The driver's seat and exterior mirror positions
used last are stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
When the vehicle is being unlocked, these po‐
sitions are automatically retrieved if the setting
is activated.
Keep the footwell behind the driver's seat
clear
3. Press button 2.
4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the desired sym‐
bol appears in the display.
▷
Confirmation signal during unlocking
▷
Confirmation signal during locking
When this Personal Profile function is used, first
make sure that the footwell behind the driver's
seat is free of obstacles. Failure to do so could
result in damage to the objects if the seat were
to move rearward.◀
The adjustment procedure is interrupted:
▷ When a seat position switch is pressed.
▷ When a button of the seat and mirror mem‐
ory is pressed briefly.
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
The hazard warning system flashes
during unlocking/locking.
▷
An acoustic signal sounds during
unlocking/locking.
▷
The hazard warning system
lights up and an acoustic signal sounds
during unlocking/locking.
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2. Press button 2.
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3. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the symbol ap‐
pears in the display.
Controls
Commission regulations. Operation is governed
by the following:
FCC ID:
LX8766S
LX8766E
LX8CAS
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
▷ This device may not cause harmful interfer‐
ence, and
4. Press button 2.
5. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
▷
▷
Call-up when the vehicle is unlocked.
Call-up when the driver's door is
opened.
Switch off the automatic function.
▷ 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.
6. Press button 2.
The setting is stored.
Using the door lock
Malfunctions
Local radio waves may interfere with the remote
control.
In this case, unlock and lock the car at the door
lock with the integrated key.
In vehicles without an alarm system or Comfort
Access, only the driver's door can be unlocked
and locked using the integrated key in the door
lock.
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 20.
The remote control for Comfort Access con‐
tains a battery that may need to be replaced, re‐
fer to page 30.
For US owners only
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.◀
Remove the key before pulling the door
handle
Before pulling the outside door handle, remove
the key to avoid damaging the paintwork and the
key.◀
The transmitter and receiver units comply with
part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication
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Opening and closing
Convenient operation
Automatic locking
In vehicles with an alarm system or Comfort Ac‐
cess, the windows and retractable hardtop can
also be operated via the door lock.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Opening/closing
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
With the door closed, turn the key to the unlock
or lock position and hold it there.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
Turning the key back to the original position
stops the motion.
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
Monitor the closing process
During every closing procedure, and when
opening the retractable hardtop, watch the
process and ensure that no one becomes trap‐
ped; otherwise, injuries may occur.◀
Manual operation
If an electrical malfunction occurs, unlock or lock
the driver's door using the integrated key in the
door lock.
Opening and closing: from the
inside
3. Press button 2.
4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the symbol ap‐
pears in the display.
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
Locking and unlocking
▷
The vehicle locks automatically
after a short period of time if a door is not
opened.
▷
The vehicle locks automatically
after you drive away.
▷
The vehicle locks automatically af‐
ter a short period of time if a door is not
opened or after you drive away.
Press the button.
The doors and the trunk lid are locked
or unlocked when the front doors are closed, but
they are not secured against theft.
The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
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▷
The central locking system remains
unlocked.
Controls
Opening from the inside
7. Press button 2.
Unlocking and opening doors
▷
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.
The trunk lid opens unless it has been
Locking
▷
Press the button.
Press the button. The doors are
locked.
▷ 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.
locked.
Opening from the outside
Take the remote control with you
People or animals left unattended in a
parked vehicle can lock the doors from the in‐
side. Always take the remote control with you
when leaving the vehicle so that the vehicle can
then be opened from the outside.◀
▷ Press on the top half of the BMW emblem.
▷
Trunk lid
Note the opening height of the trunk lid
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back
and up. Ensure that there is sufficient clearance
when the trunk lid opens; otherwise, damage
may result.◀
Press the button on the remote control
for approx. one second.
The trunk lid can be opened.
Closing
Recessed grips in the interior trim of the trunk
lid make it easier to pull down the lid.
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Controls
Opening and closing
Danger of pinching
Make sure that the closing path of the
trunk lid is clear; otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Press the trunk lid down lightly.
It is closed automatically.
Emergency unlocking
▷ The vehicle cannot be unlocked or locked
again for approx. the next two seconds.
▷ The engine can only be started if the remote
control is inside the vehicle.
Comparison to the standard remote
control
The specified functions can be controlled by
pressing the button or via Comfort Access.
If you notice a brief delay while opening or clos‐
ing the windows or retractable hardtop, the sys‐
tem is checking whether a remote control is in‐
side the vehicle. Repeat the opening or closing
procedure, if necessary.
Unlocking
Pull the lever in the cargo area.
The trunk lid unlocks.
Comfort Access
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.
Pull the handle up, arrow 1. This corresponds to
button.
pressing the
Locking
Comfort Access supports the following func‐
tions:
▷ Unlocking/locking of the vehicle.
▷ Convenient closing.
▷ Convenient opening
▷ Unlocking of the trunk lid separately.
▷ Starting the engine.
Press on the surface, arrow 2.
Functional requirement
This corresponds to pressing the
ton.
▷ To lock the vehicle, the remote control must
be located outside of the vehicle.
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but‐
To save battery power, ensure that the ignition
and all electronic systems and/or power con‐
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sumers are switched off before locking the ve‐
hicle.
Window and convertible top operation
With the ignition in the radio ready state or be‐
yond, the windows and the convertible top can
be opened and closed when a remote control is
located inside the vehicle.
Unlocking the trunk lid separately
Press on the top half of the BMW emblem. This
corresponds to pressing the
button.
If a remote control accidentally left in the trunk
is detected in the locked vehicle, then the trunk
lid opens again. The hazard warning system
flashes and an acoustic signal sounds.
Switching on the radio ready state
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches on the
radio ready state, refer to page 45.
Do not depress the brake or the clutch; other‐
wise, the engine will start.
Starting the engine
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 45.
Switching off the engine in cars with
Sport automatic transmission
When the engine is switched off, transmission
position P is engaged automatically unless N is
engaged and the remote control is inserted in
the ignition lock.
Controls
Malfunction
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.
If this occurs, open or close the vehicle using the
buttons on the remote control or use the
integrated key in the door lock.
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 inside the vehicle or is
malfunctioning. Take the remote control with
you inside the vehicle or have it checked. If nec‐
essary, insert another remote control into the
ignition switch.
The warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up while the engine is
running: the remote control is no lon‐
ger inside the vehicle.
After the engine is switched off, the engine can
only be restarted within approx. 10 seconds.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up: replace the remote
control battery.
Driving into an automatic car wash with a
Sport automatic transmission
To make it possible for the vehicle to roll, such
as in an automatic car wash, follow the instruc‐
tions in Car washes, refer to page 182.
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Controls
Opening and closing
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 20.
Arming and disarming the alarm
system
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.
Trunk lid and armed alarm system
The trunk lid can be opened using the remote
control, even if the alarm system is armed.
Press the button on the remote control for
approx. one second.
Note the opening height of the trunk lid
2. Remove the cover.
During opening, the trunk lid pivots back
and up. Ensure that there is sufficient clearance
when the trunk lid opens; otherwise, damage
may result.◀
3. Insert a battery of the same type with the
positive side facing upwards.
After the lid is closed, it is locked and monitored
again by the alarm system.
4. Press the cover closed.
Return used battery to a recycling collec‐
tion point or to your service center.
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 three seconds.
Alarm system
To switch off the alarm: press any button.
The concept
The vehicle alarm system responds to:
▷ Opening of a door, the hood or the trunk lid.
▷ Movements in the vehicle: interior motion
sensor, refer to page 31.
▷ When the car's inclination changes, for in‐
stance if an attempt is made to jack it up and
steal the wheels or to raise it prior to towing
away.
Switching off the alarm
▷ Unlock the vehicle using the remote control,
refer to page 22.
▷ Insert the remote control all the way into the
ignition lock.
▷ Interruptions in battery voltage.
The alarm system signals unauthorized entry
attempts for a short time by means of:
▷ By sounding an acoustic alarm.
▷ By switching on the hazard warning system.
▷ By flashing the high beams.
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Indicator lamp on the interior rearview
mirror
Controls
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
can be switched off together, such as in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷ In duplex garages.
▷ During transport on car-carrying trains, at
sea or on a trailer.
▷ When animals are to remain in the vehicle.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes briefly every
2 seconds:
The system is armed.
▷ The indicator lamp flashes after locking:
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 continues flashing.
The doors, hood or trunk lid is not closed
properly, but the rest of the vehicle is se‐
cured.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
remain switched off until the vehicle is locked
again.
The indicator lamp flashes continuously af‐
ter approx. 10 seconds. The interior motion
sensor and tilt alarm sensor are not active.
Power windows
▷ The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking:
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.
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.
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.◀
Danger of pinching
Monitor the closing process and make
sure that the closing path of the window is clear;
otherwise, injuries may result.◀
Interior motion sensor
The interior of the car is monitored up to the
height of the seat cushions. Thus the alarm sys‐
tem is activated together with the interior motion
sensor even if the hardtop is open. An alarm can
be triggered unintentionally by falling objects
such as leaves, refer to Avoiding unintentional
alarms.
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Controls
Opening and closing
Opening, closing
Convenience operation
Individually
Convenience operation via the remote control,
refer to page 22, or the door lock, refer to
page 26.
Convenient closing with Comfort Access, refer
to page 23.
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.
▷ Press the switch to the resistance point:
The window opens while the switch is held.
Pinch protection system
Closing can be performed in the same man‐
ner by pulling the switch.
If the closing force exceeds a specific value as
one of the front side windows closes, the closing
action is interrupted.
▷ Press the switch beyond the resistance
point:
The window opens automatically.
Press the switch again to stop the opening
movement.
Jointly
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.◀
Closing without the pinch protection
system
▷ Press the switch to the resistance point:
All windows open while the switch is held.
Closing can be performed in the same man‐
ner by pulling the switch.
▷ Press the switch beyond the resistance
point:
All windows open automatically.
Press the switch again to stop the opening
movement.
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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.
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The window closes without pinch protec‐
tion.
Retractable hardtop
General information
Adhere to the following instructions:
▷ It is advisable that you close the retractable
hardtop when you park the vehicle. Not only
does the closed hardtop protect the vehicle
interior against unanticipated weather dam‐
age, it also offers theft protection. However,
even when the hardtop is closed, valuables
should only be stored in the locked cargo
area.
▷ Do not attach roof rack systems to the re‐
tractable hardtop, and in particular do not
attach magnetic racks.
▷ Do not attach rack systems to the trunk lid,
and in particular do not attach magnetic
racks.
▷ When the retractable hardtop is operated,
the trunk lid swings back and up.
Before operating the retractable hardtop,
ensure that there is enough clearance, e.g.,
in tight parking spaces.
▷ If you open the hardtop while it is wet, e.g.,
after driving in the rain, water may drip into
the cargo area.
If necessary, remove items from the cargo
area beforehand to avoid water stains or
soiling.
▷ At temperatures below 14 ℉/-10 ℃, the re‐
tractable hardtop cannot be moved.
Do not touch the mechanism and keep the
opening path clear.
Controls
Only open or close the hardtop while the
vehicle is stationary.
Do not drive away until the hardtop movement
is completed. Driving when the hardtop is not
fully opened or not fully closed may result in
damage or injury.◀
Do not place objects on the retractable
hardtop.
Do not place any objects on the retractable hard‐
top or on the trunk lid; otherwise, they could fall
during movements of the retractable hardtop
and cause damage or injury.◀
Before opening and closing
Always open or close the hardtop fully.
Do not let the hardtop stop in an inter‐
mediate position when opening or closing. Oth‐
erwise, there is the danger of personal injury
since the hardtop will be lowered automatically
after a few minutes.◀
▷ Observe the safety precautions above.
▷ Ensure that the trunk lid is closed.
▷ The vehicle should be parked on fairly level
ground. Excessive angle is indicated by a
lamp.
▷ Fold down the trunk cover and make sure it
engages, refer to the instructions below.
▷ Do not place any objects next to or on the
cargo area partition and close the storage
compartment on the left side of the cargo
area.
▷ Do not exceed the maximum loading height
under the cargo area partition; refer to the
label in the cargo area showing a line indi‐
cating the maximum height.
During opening and closing, do not reach into
the mechanism and keep children away from the
opening path of the retractable hardtop; other‐
wise, there is the risk of injury.◀
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Opening and closing
Folding down the cargo area partition
LEDs
In the following situations, an acoustic signal
may sound in addition to the LED lighting up:
▷ While the hardtop is being operated, the
green LED lights up. It goes out as soon as
the top is fully opened or closed.
▷ If the red LED flashes when you release the
switch, the opening or closing action has not
yet finished.
Opening and closing
▷ If the red LED lights up when the switch is
pressed, the cargo area partition is folded
up, the trunk lid is not closed, the vehicle is
standing on a strong incline or there is a mal‐
function. The retractable hardtop cannot be
moved.
In the radio ready state or beyond, refer to
page 45, and when the vehicle is stationary:
Interruption
Before opening the hardtop, close the cargo
area partition, arrow, and make sure it engages
on both sides.
If possible, conserve the battery by only operat‐
ing the retractable hardtop when the engine is
running. Before closing the retractable hardtop,
remove all foreign objects from the windshield
frame as these could prevent the hardtop from
closing properly.
The automatic sequence of movements is in‐
terrupted if the switch for hardtop operation is
released. The sequence can be continued in the
desired direction by pushing or pulling the
switch.
Always open or close the hardtop fully.
Open or close the hardtop fully; otherwise,
there is a risk of injury or damage when driving.
Do not interrupt and resume the closing proce‐
dure several times in close succession as this
could damage the mechanism.◀
If the hardtop is not fully opened or closed, the
trunk lid cannot be opened and the windows
cannot be moved.
1
Press and hold button 1:
The retractable hardtop closes.
2
Press and hold button 2:
The retractable hardtop opens.
3
LEDs
The side windows move down when the hardtop
is opened or closed.
If the windows pause briefly as they move, this
is for technical reasons and is not a malfunction.
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Convenient operation with remote
control or via door lock
Information on convenient operation, refer to
page 23, and on operation using the door lock,
refer to page 26.
Wind deflector
The wind deflector keeps air movements in the
passenger compartment to a minimum when
the hardtop is open and provides an even more
comfortable ride, particularly at high speeds.
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1. Insert the wind deflector 1 into the holders 2
on the rollover bars; the arrow should point
in the direction of travel.
2. Push the wind deflector down, arrow 1, and
then push down and forward simultane‐
ously, arrow 2, until it engages.
Controls
2. Pull the wind deflector upward out of the
holders, arrow 2.
Clothes hooks
Coat hooks 1 are located on the wind deflector
panels in the rollover bars.
Only hang light objects on the hooks
Do not hang heavy objects on the hooks;
otherwise, they could endanger the passengers,
such as during braking or evasive maneuvers.◀
Storage
Attach the wind deflector securely
The wind deflector must engage firmly;
otherwise, it could become detached at higher
vehicle speeds.◀
Removing
1. Push the wind deflector down and back si‐
multaneously, arrow 1, to disengage it from
the catch mechanism.
Fold the wind deflector 1 and slide it into the
storage pouch 2.
The wind deflector can be stored on the lateral
storage shelf behind the seats.
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Adjusting
Adjusting
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.
Also note the information on safety belt damage,
refer to page 39.
Adjusting manually
Sitting safely
The ideal seating position can make a vital con‐
tribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
Forward/backward
The seating position plays an important role in
an accident in combination with:
Pull lever 1 and slide the seat to the desired po‐
sition.
▷ Safety belts, refer to page 38.
After releasing the lever, move the seat forward
or back slightly to make sure it engages prop‐
erly.
▷ Head restraints.
▷ Airbags, refer to page 73.
Height
Seats
Pull lever 2 and apply your weight to the seat or
lift it off, as necessary.
Note before adjusting
Do not adjust the seat while driving
Backrest tilt
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.◀
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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Pull lever 3 and move the backrest to the desired
tilt.
Distance:
Adjust the backrest so that the head restraint is
as close as possible to the back of the head.
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Controls
Seat tilt
4
Pull the lever and move the seat to the desired
tilt. After releasing the lever, apply your weight
to the seat or lift it off to make sure the seat en‐
gages properly.
Thigh support
Backrest tilt
Lumbar support
The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad‐
justed in such a way that it supports the lumbar
region of the spine.
The lower back and the spine are supported for
upright posture.
Pull the lever and move the thigh support for‐
ward or back.
Adjusting electrically
▷ Press the front/rear section of the switch.
The curvature is increased/decreased.
▷ Press the upper/lower section of the switch.
The curvature is shifted up/down.
Backrest width
Change the width of the backrest using the side
wings to adjust the lateral support.
1
Longitudinal direction
2
Height
3
Seat tilt
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Adjusting
Although airbags enhance safety by providing
added protection, they are not a substitute for
safety belts.
Seats with safety belt
The vehicle has two seats, each of which is
equipped with a safety belt.
Press the front/rear section of the switch.
The backrest width decreases/increases.
The shoulder strap's anchorage point will be
correct for adult seat occupants of every build if
the seat is correctly adjusted.
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.◀
Seat heating
Putting on the belt
Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly
across the lap and shoulders, as close to the
body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies low
around the hips in the lap area and does not
press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt can
slip over the hips in the lap area in a frontal im‐
pact and injure the abdomen.
Press the button once for each temper‐
ature level.
The maximum temperature is reached when
three LEDs are lit.
If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes,
the seat heating is activated automatically with
the temperature set last.
Switching off
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.◀
Press the button longer.
The LEDs go out.
Safety belts
General information
Always make sure that safety belts are being
worn by all occupants before driving away.
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Buckling the belt
Controls
Seat and mirror memory
General information
Two different driver's seat and exterior mirror
positions can be stored and retrieved for each
remote control.
Settings for the backrest width and lumbar sup‐
port are not stored.
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in the
belt buckle.
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.
Safety belt reminder for driver and
passenger
The indicator lamp lights up and a sig‐
nal sounds. Check whether the safety
belt has been fastened correctly.
The safety belt reminder is active at speeds
above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h. It can also be ac‐
tivated if objects are placed on the front pas‐
senger seat.
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.◀
Storing
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion, refer to page 45.
2. Adjust the seat and exterior mirrors to the
desired positions.
3.
Press the button. The LED in the
button lights up.
4. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2: the
LED goes out.
If the M button is pressed accidentally:
Press the button again. The LED goes
out.
Calling up settings
Do not retrieve the memory setting while
driving
Do not retrieve the memory setting while driving,
as an unexpected movement of the seat or
steering wheel could result in an accident.◀
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Adjusting
Comfort function
At a glance
1. Open the driver's door or switch on the radio
ready state, refer to page 45.
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 adjust‐
ing the seat or one of the buttons is pressed.
Safety mode
1
Adjusting
1. Close the driver's door and switch the igni‐
tion on or off, refer to page 45.
2
Fold in and out
3
Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor
2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2 until
the adjustment procedure is completed.
Selecting a mirror
To change over to the other mirror:
Mirrors
Slide over the mirror changeover switch 3.
Exterior mirrors
Adjusting electrically
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.◀
The setting for the exterior mirrors is stored for
the remote control currently in use. The stored
position is called up automatically when the ve‐
hicle is unlocked.
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The setting corresponds to the direction
in which the button is pressed.
Saving positions
Seat and mirror memory, refer to page 39.
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.
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Controls
Activating
Interior rearview mirror
1. Slide the mirror changeover switch to the
driver's side mirror position, arrow 1.
Reducing the blinding effect
2. Shift into reverse or engage transmission
position R.
Blinding effect from behind when driving at
night: turn the knob.
Deactivating
Interior rearview and exterior mirrors,
automatic dimming feature
Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐
senger side mirror position, arrow 2.
Fold in and out
Press button 2.
Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.
For example, this is advantageous
▷ In car washes.
▷ 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.
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.◀
The automatic dimming feature of the interior
rearview and exterior mirrors is controlled by two
photo cells in the interior rearview mirror. One
photo cell is in the mirror frame, see arrow; the
other is on the back of the mirror.
For proper operation:
▷ Keep the photocells clean.
▷ Do not cover the area between the inside
rearview mirror and the windshield.
Automatic heating
Both exterior mirrors are heated automatically
while the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
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Steering wheel
General information
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
Do not adjust while driving
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement
could result in an accident.◀
Adjusting
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seating posi‐
tion.
3. Fold the lever back.
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.◀
Steering wheel heating
Switching on/off
Press the button.
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Controls
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
weight and size of the child; otherwise, there is
an increased risk 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.◀
Installing child restraint fixing
systems
Notes
Manufacturer's information for child re‐
straint fixing systems
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 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
passenger side are deactivated. Automatic de‐
activation of front passenger airbags, refer to
page 74.
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.◀
Transport children in suitable child re‐
straint fixing systems
Only transport children younger than 13 years
of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm in child re‐
straint fixing systems suitable for the age,
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.◀
Standard child restraint systems are designed
to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap-belt
section of a lap-and-shoulder belt. Incorrectly or
improperly installed child restraint systems can
increase the risk of injury to children. Always fol‐
low the installation instructions for the system
with the greatest care.
on the front passenger seat
Check the deactivation of the passenger
airbag
After installing a child restraint fixing system on
the passenger seat, make sure that the front and
side airbags on the passenger side have been
deactivated; otherwise, there is an increased
risk of injury when the airbags are deployed.◀
Seat position
Before installing a child restraint fixing system,
move the passenger seat as far back and as
high as possible to obtain the best possible po‐
sition for the belt.
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Transporting children safely
Backrest width
1. Adjust the backrest width to its widest set‐
ting, refer to page 37.
2. Install the child seat.
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.◀
Child restraint fixing system with tether
strap
For Canadian Customers only
The following statement is required by Trans‐
port Canada
This vehicle is not equipped with user-ready
tether anchorages. As such neither a child re‐
straint system, nor a booster cushion, requiring
the use of a tether strap can be properly secured
in the vehicle.
Child seat security
The safety belt for the passenger can be locked
to prevent it from being pulled out when it is used
to secure child restraint systems.
To lock the safety belt
1. Secure the child restraint fixing system with
the belt.
2. 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.
To unlock 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.
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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.
Sport automatic transmission
When the remote control is removed from the
ignition lock, transmission position P is engaged
automatically. To make it possible for the vehicle
to roll, such as in an automatic car wash, follow
the instructions in Car washes, refer to
page 182.
Ignition lock
Insert the remote control into the
ignition lock
Insert the remote control all the way into the ig‐
nition lock.
▷ Radio ready state is switched on. Individual
electrical consumers can operate.
Comfort Access
If the car is equipped with Comfort Access, only
insert the remote control into the ignition lock,
refer to page 28, 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.◀
Start/Stop button
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches the
radio ready state or the ignition on and off.
The engine starts when you press the Start/Stop
button and, if the car has manual transmission,
also depress the clutch, or, if the car has auto‐
matic transmission, also depress the brake.
Radio ready state
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:
▷ When the remote control is removed from
the ignition lock.
▷ In cars with Comfort Access, by touching the
surface above the door lock, locking, refer to
page 28.
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Ignition on
All electrical consumers can operate. The od‐
ometer and trip odometer are displayed in the
instrument cluster.
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
To save battery power when the engine is off,
switch off the ignition and any unnecessary
electronic systems/power consumers.
Radio ready state and ignition off
All indicator and warning lamps as well as dis‐
plays in the instrument cluster go out.
Sport automatic transmission
In certain situations, transmission position P is
engaged automatically. To make it possible for
the vehicle to roll, such as in an automatic car
wash, follow the instructions in Car washes, re‐
fer to page 182.
Starting the engine
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 car with the engine running,
set the parking brake and place the transmission
in position P or neutral to prevent the car from
moving.◀
Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting
the car and avoid starting the car frequently in
quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not
burned or is inadequately burned, and there is
the danger of overheating and damaging the
catalytic converter.◀
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Manual transmission
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with Com‐
fort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to page 28.
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press on the clutch and shift to neutral.
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
The starter operates automatically for a certain
time, and stops automatically as soon as the en‐
gine has started.
Sport automatic transmission
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with Com‐
fort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to page 28.
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.
Engine stop
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot start the engine or release the parking
brake.◀
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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.◀
Manual transmission
1. With the vehicle at a standstill, press the
Start/Stop button.
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
Automatic engine stop
The engine is switched off automatically during
a stop under the following conditions:
▷ Neutral gear is engaged and the clutch pedal
is not depressed.
▷ The driver's safety belt is fastened or the
driver's door is closed.
When the engine is switched off, the air volume
of the air conditioner or automatic climate con‐
trol is reduced.
Indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
3. Set the parking brake.
The indicator lamp lights up when the
Auto Start/Stop function is ready to
start the engine automatically.
4. Remove the remote control from the ignition
lock, refer to page 45.
Sport automatic transmission
1. With the vehicle at a standstill, press the
Start/Stop button.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Remove the remote control from the ignition
lock, refer to page 45.
Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Function
The concept
The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function
helps save fuel and lower emissions. The sys‐
tem automatically switches off the engine dur‐
ing a stop, e.g., in a traffic congestion or at traffic
lights. The ignition remains switched on. The
engine starts again automatically when the
clutch is pressed.
Automatic operation
Controls
More information, refer to page 186.
Note
The engine is not switched off automatically in
the following situations:
▷ External temperatures below approx. 37 ℉/
+3 ℃.
▷ High external temperature and operation of
the automatic climate control.
▷ The interior is not yet heated or cooled as
much as desired.
▷ The engine is not yet at operating tempera‐
ture.
▷ Sharp steering angle or the steering wheel
is being turned.
▷ After driving in reverse.
▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic
climate control is switched on.
▷ Vehicle battery charge is very low.
▷ Hood is unlocked.
The automatic engine start/stop function is op‐
erational after each engine start. It is activated
whenever you drive forward faster than 3 mph/
5 km/h.
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Parking the vehicle during an
automatic engine stop
▷ The interior has cooled down strongly with
the heating switched on.
The vehicle can be parked safely during an au‐
tomatic engine stop, such as when you wish to
leave the vehicle.
▷ Low braking pressure, such as from de‐
pressing the brake pedal a number of times
consecutively.
1. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is
switched off. The Auto Start/Stop function
is deactivated.
Activating/deactivating the system
manually
2. Set the parking brake.
Start the engine as usual using the Start/Stop
button.
Automatic engine start
To drive away, the engine starts automatically as
soon as the clutch pedal is depressed.
After the engine starts, accelerate as usual.
Press the button.
Safety mode
The engine does not start by itself after it is
switched off automatically if any of the following
conditions are fulfilled:
▷ The driver's safety belt is unfastened or the
driver's door is open.
▷ Hood was unlocked.
The indicator lamp lights up.
The engine can only be started via the
Start/Stop button.
More information, refer to page 186.
Note
Even if you do not wish to drive away, the stop‐
ped engine still starts automatically in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷ The interior has heated up strongly with the
cooling function switched on.
▷ The steering wheel is turned.
▷ The vehicle begins to roll.
▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic
climate control is switched on.
▷ LED on the button lights up: the Auto Start/
Stop function is deactivated.
The engine is started during an automatic
engine stop.
The engine can only be stopped or started
via the Start/Stop button.
▷ LED goes out: the Auto Start/Stop function
is activated.
Automatic deactivation
In certain situations, the Auto Start/Stop func‐
tion is deactivated automatically in the interest
of safety, for example if the driver's absence is
detected.
Malfunction
The automatic engine start/stop func‐
tion no longer switches of the engine
automatically. The indicator lamp
lights up. It is possible to continue driving. Have
the system checked.
More information, refer to page 186.
▷ Vehicle battery charge is very low.
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Parking brake
The concept
Your vehicle is equipped with an electrome‐
chanical parking brake that can be set and re‐
leased by using a button.
The parking brake is primarily used to prevent
the vehicle from rolling when it is parked.
When the vehicle is stationary, the parking brake
acts on the rear wheels via an electromechanical
mechanism. When the vehicle is rolling or being
driven, the parking brake acts on the disc brakes
of the front and rear wheels via the hydraulic
brake system.
Setting
Controls
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up red, a sound is issued
and the brake lights light up.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
When the vehicle is braked almost to a halt, ap‐
prox. 2 mph/3 km/h, the parking brake remains
set.
Releasing
Take the remote control with you
Take the remote control with you when
leaving the vehicle so that children, for example,
cannot start the engine or release the parking
brake.◀
The parking brake can only be released while the
ignition is switched on or the engine is running.
Pull the button. The parking brake is set.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster and the LED on the button light
up red. The parking brake is set.
Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
To set the parking brake, the remote control
does not need to be in the ignition lock.
While driving
If exceptional circumstances should make it
necessary to engage the parking brake while the
vehicle is in motion, pull the button for an ex‐
tended period: the vehicle brakes forcefully
while the button is being pulled.
Manual transmission
Press the button of the parking brake. Depress
the brake and clutch pedals while doing so.
Sport automatic transmission
Press the parking brake button while the brake
is depressed or transmission position P is en‐
gaged.
Indicator lamps
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster goes out.
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Indicator lamp in Canadian models.
You can be set whether the turn signal should
flash once or three times when activated.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
Malfunction
In the event of a failure or malfunction of the
parking brake, secure the vehicle against rolling
using a wheel chock, for example, if you leave
the vehicle.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
3. Press button 2.
4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the symbol ap‐
pears in the display.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Turn signal
Using turn signals
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
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
Turn signal flashes once.
▷
Triple turn signal.
7. Press button 2.
The setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Press the lever to the resistance point. The turn
signal flash once.
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Washer/wiper system
1
Switching on wipers
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
3
Activating/deactivating intermittent wipe or
the rain sensor
4
Cleaning the windshield and headlamps
5
Setting speed for intermittent wipe or sen‐
sitivity of the rain sensor
Switching on wipers
Press the lever upward, arrow 1.
The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐
sition when released.
Normal wiper speed
Press once.
The system switches to operation in the inter‐
mittent mode when the vehicle is stationary.
Fast wiper speed
Press twice or press beyond the resistance
point.
The system switches to normal speed when the
vehicle is stationary.
Intermittent wipe or rain sensor
Controls
Activating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Press the button, arrow 3. The LED in the button
lights up.
Setting speed for intermittent wipe or
sensitivity of the rain sensor
Turn thumbwheel 5 up or down.
Deactivating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3. The LED in the
button goes out.
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.
If the car is not equipped with a rain sensor, the
intermittent-wipe time is a preset.
Do not use the washer system at freezing
temperatures
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.
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.
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Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is
empty; otherwise, you could damage the
pump.◀
Mix the washer fluid before adding to maintain
the correct mixing ratio.
Capacity
Windshield washer nozzles
Approx. 6.3 US quarts/6 liters.
The windshield washer nozzles are heated au‐
tomatically while the engine is running or the ig‐
nition is switched on.
Manual transmission
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.◀
Washer fluid reservoir
Pay attention to the shift plane
When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, push
the gearshift lever to the right; otherwise inad‐
vertent shifting into the 3rd or 4th gear could
lead to engine damage.◀
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.◀
Reverse gear
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. When
the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a slight
resistance needs to be overcome.
Malfunction
The warning lamp lights up yellow. In
addition, a signal sounds.
The clutch temperature is too high.
More information, refer to page 186.
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.
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8-gear Sport automatic
transmission
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.
Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Press on the accelerator beyond
the resistance point at the full throttle position.
Controls
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.
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.◀
R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N is Neutral
Engaging transmission positions D, R,
N
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 182, for example. P is
automatically engaged after approx. 30 minutes.
P Park
The rear wheels are locked.
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, refer to page 45.
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.
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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.
The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐
strument panel, followed by the current gear.
Avoiding automatic upshifting
Press button P.
Sport program and manual mode M/S
Activating the sport program
When the maximum engine speed is reached,
the transmission automatically shifts up when in
M/S manual mode.
These automatic shifting procedures are not
performed and kickdown is deactivated if one of
the following conditions is fulfilled:
▷ DSC is deactivated.
▷ TRACTION is activated.
▷ SPORT+ is activated.
Dynamic Driving Control, refer to page 82
Ending the sport program/manual
mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐
mission position D.
The sport program is activated and DS is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
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.
D is displayed 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.
With the transmission position M/S selected,
the manual mode remains active.
▷ To shift up: press the selector lever back‐
ward.
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▷ Choice of manual or automatic operation:
manual mode or drive mode.
▷ Automatic downshifting and protection
against selecting the wrong gear, even in
manual mode.
▷ Acceleration assistant, Launch Control, re‐
fer to page 58.
▷ Automatic throttle blip.
▷ 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.
Displays in the instrument cluster
System limits
This transmission is equipped with an overheat‐
ing protection system that protects the clutches
against extremely high loads.
The indicator lamp lights up yellow if
the transmission becomes too warm.
Avoid high engine loads and driving off
frequently.
If the transmission overheats, the indicator lamp
lights up red and power flow to the engine is in‐
terrupted. You can only continue driving after
the transmission has cooled down.
Avoid driving off frequently with high accelera‐
tion and do not hold the vehicle on inclines by
depressing the accelerator lightly; otherwise,
the transmission may overheat.
The gear position is displayed and the engaged
gear, such as M4, is displayed in manual mode.
Transmission positions
P R N D M/S + –
Displays in the instrument cluster
7-gear Sport automatic
transmission with dual clutch
The concept
This transmission is an automated manual
transmission with two clutches and two gearbox
components in which the gears are changed
without loss of torque.
The transmission is operated using the selector
lever and two shift paddles on the steering
wheel.
The gear position and the engaged gear, such
as M4, are displayed.
Functions:
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Engaging transmission positions N, D,
R
▷ Transmission position P can only be disen‐
gaged if the engine is running.
▷ Before moving the lever away from P or N
with the vehicle stationary, depress the
brake; otherwise, the transmission will not
shift.
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.◀
R is Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
P Park
The rear wheels are locked.
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, refer to page 45.
Before leaving the vehicle, ensure that the trans‐
mission position P is engaged; otherwise, the
vehicle may begin to roll.
Engaging transmission position P
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐
rection, beyond a resistance point if necessary.
When shifting out of P or into R, press button 1
at the same time.
The engaged transmission position is also dis‐
played on the selector lever.
When you release the selector lever, it returns to
its center position.
N is Neutral
Press button P.
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 182, for example. P is
automatically engaged after approx. 30 minutes.
Kickdown
Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving
performance. Press the accelerator past the re‐
sistance point.
D drive mode
In drive mode, all forward gears are shifted au‐
tomatically.
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Controls
Shifting down rapidly: even in manual mode, you
can skip several gears to achieve optimal accel‐
eration. Do so by pressing the accelerator past
the resistance point.
Changing to drive mode
Push the selector lever to the right.
Shifting gears via the selector lever
In manual mode:
Press the selector lever from gear position D to
the left to activate the Sport program.
▷ To shift up, pull back the selector lever.
Sport program
Shifting gears using the shift paddles
on the steering wheel
This position is recommended for a perform‐
ance-oriented driving style.
The gear position and the engaged gear are dis‐
played in the instrument cluster, for instance S1.
▷ To shift down, push it forward.
The shift paddles allow you to shift gears with‐
out taking your hands off the steering wheel.
You do not need to raise your foot from the ac‐
celerator when doing so.
Manual mode
When you press the selector lever forward or
backward, or when you pull one of the shift pad‐
dles, manual mode is activated and the gear is
changed.
The gear position and the engaged gear are dis‐
played in the instrument cluster, for instance
M1.
The transmission provides assistance in the fol‐
lowing situations:
▷ Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
when they will result in a plausible combina‐
tion of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for
example, a downshift that would cause the
engine to overrev will not be executed by the
system.
▷ When the vehicle stops, the transmission
automatically shifts down to first gear.
▷ Shortly before the vehicle slows down to be‐
low the minimum speed of the gear currently
engaged, the transmission automatically
shifts down without requiring your interven‐
tion.
▷ Shift up: pull right shift paddle.
▷ Shift down: pull left shift paddle.
Gears can be shifted using the shift paddles in
drive mode or in manual mode.
Gear change in manual mode
When manual mode is active, refer to page 57,
gears can be changed using the shift paddles or
the selector lever.
Gear change in drive mode
The shift paddles can be used to change gears
in drive mode as well.
Afterwards, if the shift paddles are not used for
some time and vehicle acceleration is insuffi‐
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cient, the forward gears are changed again au‐
tomatically.
Launch Control
Launch Control enables you to drive off with an
optimal vehicle acceleration on a high grip road
surface.
Do not use Launch Control too often
Do not use Launch Control too often, as
the higher loads on the vehicle lead to premature
component wear.◀
Launch Control is available when the engine is
at operating temperature, i.e., after driving con‐
tinuously for at least 6 miles/10 km.
rear wheels are blocked and the vehicle cannot
be towed.
Release the transmission lock manually for tow‐
ing only and set the parking brake beforehand to
prevent the vehicle from rolling. After parking
the vehicle, engage the transmission lock again
manually, refer to page 59.
Manual release
1. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
2. Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever un‐
til the sleeve is inside out.
1. With the engine running, depress the brake
pedal with your left foot.
2. Activate the SPORT+ program of the Dy‐
namic Driving Control, refer to page 82.
3. With the vehicle stationary, activate manual
mode and select first gear.
4. Press the accelerator all the way down. The
engine speed when driving off is controlled.
A flag symbol appears in the instrument
cluster.
3. Unclip and raise cover frame.
4. Insert an Allen wrench of the right size into
the cap.
5. The vehicle accelerates when you release
the brake pedal. Keep the accelerator
pressed all the way down.
6. The transmission shifts up automatically as
long as the accelerator is pressed all the way
down.
Launch Control only becomes available again
after a certain distance has been driven.
Launch Control can only be used after the
break-in phase, refer to page 108.
5. Turn the cap with the Allen wrench, arrow 1,
and remove it, arrow 2.
To maintain driving stability, activate DSC
whenever possible.
6. Insert the Allen wrench into the opening, ar‐
row 1.
Manually releasing and engaging the
transmission lock
If a power failure occurs, e.g., if the battery is
discharged or disconnected, the transmission
lock must be released manually, otherwise the
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Turn the Allen wrench in the correct
direction
Do not turn the Allen wrench in the opposite
direction as this may damage the mecha‐
nism.◀
7. Turn the Allen wrench as far as it will go, ar‐
row 2. The transmission lock is released.
8. Draw the Allen wrench out of the opening.
Locking the transmission lock again
After parking the vehicle, lock the trans‐
mission lock again to prevent the vehicle from
rolling.◀
Locking manually
1. Press the button, see arrow. The transmis‐
sion lock is locked again.
2. Clip the cover frame back into place.
3. Clip the sleeve of the selector lever back in
place.
4. Set the parking brake.
Jump-starting, refer to page 177, towing, refer
to page 179.
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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, outside
temperature display, clock
Time, outside temperature display
Set the time, refer to page 64.
External temperature warning
If the display drops to 37 ℉/3 ℃, a signal sounds
and a warning lamp lights up. There is the in‐
creased danger of ice.
Ice on roads
Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃,
there can be a risk of ice on roads.
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
1
Knob in the instrument cluster
2
Outside temperature display and clock
3
Odometer and trip odometer
If you still want to view the time, outside 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.
Knob in the instrument cluster
▷ To reset the trip odometer while the ignition
is switched on.
▷ To display the time, external temperature
and odometer briefly while the ignition is
switched off.
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 63.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
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Engine oil temperature
▷ Cold engine: the pointer is at the low tem‐
perature end. Drive at moderate engine and
vehicle speeds.
▷ Normal operating temperature: the pointer
is in the middle of the temperature display.
▷ Hot engine: the pointer is at the high tem‐
perature end. Switch off the engine imme‐
diately and allow it to cool down.
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.
Coolant temperature
If the engine oil temperature is too high, a warn‐
ing lamp comes on in the instrument cluster.
Check the oil level, refer to page 164.
Fuel gauge
A warning lamp will come on if the coolant, and
therefore the engine, becomes too hot.
Check the coolant level, refer to page 167.
The vehicle inclination may cause the display to
vary.
Notes on refueling, refer to page 152.
Range
After the reserve range is reached:
▷ An indicator lamp is briefly displayed.
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▷ The remaining range is shown on the com‐
puter.
▷ When a dynamic driving style is used, such
as when corners are taken rapidly, engine
functions are not ensured.
Below a range of approx. 30 miles/50 km, the
indicator lamp is displayed continuously.
Refuel promptly
At the latest, refuel at a range of 30 miles/
50 km; otherwise, the engine function is not en‐
sured and damage may occur.◀
Computer
Displays in the instrument cluster
Calling up information
▷ No information.
To set the corresponding units of measure, for‐
mats and units of measure, refer to page 63.
Range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
with the remaining fuel. The range is calculated
based on your driving style over the last
18 miles/30 km and the current fuel supply.
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.
To reset the average speed: press the button on
the turn indicator lever for approx. 2 seconds.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the time during which the engine is running.
To reset the average consumption: press the
button on the turn indicator lever for ap‐
prox. 2 seconds.
Current fuel consumption
Press the button in the turn indicator lever.
The following items of information are displayed
in the order listed:
▷ Range.
▷ Average speed.
▷ Average fuel consumption.
Displays the current fuel consumption. This al‐
lows you to see whether your current driving
style is conducive to fuel economy with mini‐
mum exhaust emissions.
Professional Radio: displays on the
radio display
Some computer functions can also be shown,
refer to page 119, on the radio display.
▷ Current fuel consumption.
Settings and information
Operating concept
Certain settings and information can only be
called up when the ignition is switched on. A
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Button for:
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Setting the date 65
▷ Selecting the display
9
Viewing service requirement display 65
▷ Setting values
10 Setting formats and units of measure, re‐
setting to factory settings 63
Button for:
▷ Confirming selected display or set val‐
ues
11 Changing settings
▷ Calling up computer information 62
▷ Confirmation signals when locking and
unlocking the vehicle 24
3
With the lights switched on: dimming the in‐
strument lighting 71
▷ Response during unlocking proce‐
dure 22
4
Calling up Check Control 66
▷ Automatic locking 26
5
Checking the engine oil level 164
▷ Headlamp courtesy delay feature 68
6
Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor 76
▷ Daytime running lights 69
Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor 77.
▷ Triple turn signal activation 50
Setting the time 64
▷ Seat memory 39
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Formats and units of measure
Exiting displays
The external temperature reading and the time
reappear when you press button 2 or if you make
no entries within approx. 15 seconds. If required,
complete the current setting first.
You can set formats and units of measure.
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
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appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
3. Press button 2.
2. Press button 2.
4. Use button 1 to select desired format or de‐
sired unit of measure, e.g., for fuel consump‐
tion.
3. Use button 1 to select "RESET".
▷
▷
▷
▷
▷
Fuel consumption: l/100 km, mpg,
km/l
Distance: km, mls
Time: 12h, 24h
Date: day.month dd.mm, month/day
mm/dd
Temperature: ℃, ℉
4. Press button 2 until
is displayed. The
settings are reset. The setting is stored for
the remote control currently in use.
Clock
Setting the time
To set the 12h/24h format, Formats and units of
measure, refer to page 63.
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to make the setting.
7. Press button 2. The setting is stored for the
remote control currently in use.
Resetting to factory settings
You can reset the settings for formats and units
of measure to factory settings.
1. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
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1. Press button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
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2. Press button 2.
3. Use button 1 to set the hours.
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
5. Use button 1 to set the minutes.
6. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
7. Press button 2.
The system accepts the new time.
Date
Setting the date
To set the dd/mm or mm/dd date format, formats
and units of measure, refer to page 63.
The remaining driving distance and the date of
the next maintenance are displayed briefly after
the ignition is switched on.
The current service requirements can be read
out from the remote control by the service spe‐
cialist.
The remaining driving distance or the due date
can be displayed individually for certain mainte‐
nance procedures.
1. Push button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied
by the date and the word "SET".
2. Press button 2.
1. Switch on the ignition.
3. Use button 1 to set the day of the month.
2. Press button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied
by the words "SERVICE INFO".
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
5. Set the month and the year in the same way.
6. Press button 2.
The system stores the new date.
3. Press button 2.
4. Use button 1 to scroll through the individual
service items.
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1
Button for selecting functions
5
Front brake pads
2
Service requirements
6
Rear brake pads
3
Engine oil
7
Brake fluid
4
Roadworthiness test
The sequence of displayed service items may
vary. The data for the next service appointment
is shown first.
Indicator/warning lamps
Check Control
The concept
The Check Control monitors vehicle functions
and alerts you to any malfunctions in the sys‐
tems monitored.
Such Check Control messages involve indicator
or warning lamps in the instrument cluster and,
in some circumstances, an acoustic signal.
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The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors.
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indicates that Check Control messages have
been stored. You can view the Check Control
messages whenever it is convenient for you.
What to do in case of a malfunction
The meaning of each lamp in the event of a mal‐
function and tips on how to respond are pro‐
vided in the list, refer to page 186.
Hiding Check Control messages
1. Press button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied
by the words "CHECK CONTROL".
2. Press button 2. If there is no Check Control
message, this is indicated by "CHECK OK“.
If a Check Control message has been
stored, the corresponding lamp comes on.
3. Press button 1 to check for other messages.
4. Press button 2.
The display again shows the external tem‐
perature and the time.
Messages after trip completion
Press the button in the turn indicator lever.
Special messages that were displayed during a
trip are displayed again after the ignition is
switched off.
Some Check Control messages are displayed
until the malfunctions have been rectified. They
cannot be hidden. If several malfunctions occur
at the same time, they are displayed in succes‐
sion.
Other messages are automatically hidden after
approx. 20 seconds, but are kept in memory.
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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.
Parking lamps/low beams,
headlamp control
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 70.
At a glance
Low beams
with the ignition switched
Switch position
on: the low beams light up.
Welcome lamps
0
Lamps off
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, High-beam As‐
sistant, and adaptive light control
When you open the driver's door with the igni‐
tion switched off, the exterior lighting is auto‐
matically switched off if the light switch is in po‐
sition 0, 2, or 3.
Switch on the parking lamps if necessary, switch
position 1.
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When parking the vehicle, leave the switch in
position
or
: the parking and interior
lamps light up briefly when the vehicle is un‐
locked.
Headlamp courtesy delay feature
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.
Setting the duration
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
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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.◀
3. Press button 2.
Daytime running lights
4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever down repeatedly until the symbol ap‐
pears in the display.
The daytime running lights light up in posi‐
tion 0,
and
. After the ignition is
switched off, the parking lamps light up in posi‐
tion
.
Activating/deactivating
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Switch on the ignition.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display, accompanied by the
word "SET".
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
▷
The function is deactivated.
...
Select the corresponding
duration, 40 seconds, for instance.
7. Press button 2.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Automatic headlamp control
3. Press button 2.
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.
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4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the symbol
appears in the display.
Malfunction
Adaptive light control is malfunctioning or has
failed. Have the system checked as soon as pos‐
sible.
High beams/roadside parking
lamps
5. Press button 2.
6. Use button 1 to select one of the following:
▷
Daytime running lights are acti‐
vated.
▷
Daytime running lights are de‐
activated.
1
High beams
7. Press button 2.
2
Headlamp flasher
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
3
Roadside parking lamps
Left and right roadside parking lamps
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.
Controls
Activating
Switch position
on.
There is an additional option of switching on the
lamps on the side of the car facing the road when
parked.
Switching on
After parking the vehicle, press the lever up or
down beyond the pressure point for a longer pe‐
riod, 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
with the ignition switched
Press the lever in the opposite direction to the
pressure point, arrow 3.
Auxiliary function:
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the adaptive
light control directs light towards the front pas‐
senger side when the vehicle is at a standstill.
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System limits
Personal responsibility
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.
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up.
When the lights are switched on, the
high beams are switched on and off automati‐
cally.
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
The High-beam Assistant cannot serve as
a substitute for the driver's personal judgment
of when to use the high beams. Therefore, man‐
ually switch off the high beams in situations
where this is required to avoid a safety risk.◀
The system is not fully functional in situations
such as the following, and driver intervention
may be necessary:
▷ In very unfavorable weather conditions,
such as fog or heavy precipitation.
▷ In detecting poorly-lit road users, such as
pedestrians, cyclists, horseback riders and
wagons; when driving close to train or ship
traffic; and at animal crossings.
▷ In tight curves, on hilltops or in depressions,
in cross traffic or half-obscured oncoming
traffic on freeways.
▷ In poorly-lit towns and cities and in the pres‐
ence of highly reflective signs.
▷ At low speeds.
▷ When the windshield in front of the interior
rearview mirror is fogged over, dirty or cov‐
ered with stickers, etc.
Sensor view field
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 view field, refer to page 185.
Instrument lighting
▷ High beams on, arrow 1.
The parking lamps or low beams must be
switched on to adjust the brightness.
▷ High beams off/headlamp flasher, arrow 2.
To reactivate the High-beam Assistant, briefly
push the turn indicator lever toward the high
beams.
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Switching interior lamps on/off
manually
1. Push button 1 up or down repeatedly until
the appropriate symbol appears in the dis‐
play, accompanied by the brightness setting
and the word "SET".
2. Press button 2.
Interior lamps:
To switch on and off, press the button.
To switch off the interior lamps, footwell lamps,
entry lamps, and courtesy lamps permanently,
press the button for the front interior lamps for
about 3 seconds.
Reading lamps
3. Push button 1 up or down to select the de‐
sired brightness level.
4. Press button 2.
The display again shows the outside tem‐
perature and the time.
The reading lamps are located next to the inte‐
rior lamp. To switch on and off, press the button.
Interior lamps
The interior lamps, footwell lamps, entry lamps,
trunk lamp, and courtesy lamps are controlled
automatically.
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 45.
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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.
Airbags
The following airbags are located under the
marked covers:
Knee airbag
The knee airbag supports the legs in a frontal
impact.
Protective action
Airbags are not triggered in every impact situa‐
tion, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end
collisions.
Even when all instructions are followed closely,
injury from contact with the airbags cannot be
ruled out in certain situations.
The ignition and inflation noise may lead to
short-term and, in most cases, temporary hear‐
ing impairment in sensitive individuals.
Information on how to ensure the optimal
protective effect of the airbags
▷ Keep at a distance from the airbags.
▷ Always grasp the steering wheel on the
steering wheel rim, holding your hands at
the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions, to keep
the danger of injury to your hands or arms as
low as possible if the airbag is triggered.
▷ There should be no people, animals, or ob‐
jects between an airbag and a person.
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Front airbags
2
Side airbags in the seat backrests
3
Knee airbag
Front airbags
Front airbags help protect the driver and pas‐
senger by responding to frontal impacts in
which safety belts alone cannot provide ade‐
quate restraint.
Side airbags
In a lateral impact, the side airbag protects the
side of the body in the chest area.
▷ Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
▷ Keep the dashboard and window on the
front passenger side clear, i.e., do not cover
with adhesive labels or coverings, and do not
attach holders such as for navigation instru‐
ments and mobile phones.
▷ Make sure that the front passenger is sitting
correctly, i.e., keeps his or her feet and legs
in the footwell; otherwise, leg injuries can
occur if the front airbag is triggered.
▷ Do not place slip covers, seat cushions or
other objects on the front passenger seat
that are not approved specifically for seats
with integrated side airbags.
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▷ Do not hang pieces of clothing, such as jack‐
ets, over the backrests.
▷ Make sure that passengers do not lean their
heads against the side airbag; otherwise, se‐
rious injuries could result if the airbag sud‐
denly deployed.
▷ 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 the covers of the steering
wheel, the dashboard and the seats.◀
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.◀
Warning notices and information about the air‐
bags can also be found on the sun visors.
Automatic deactivation of the
passenger airbags
The system determines whether the front pas‐
senger seat is occupied by measuring the re‐
sistance of the human body. The front and side
airbags on the front passenger side are acti‐
vated or deactivated accordingly by the system.
Passenger feet in the footwell
Make sure that the front passenger keeps
his or her feet in the footwell; otherwise, the front
passenger airbags may not function properly.◀
Child restraint fixing system in the front
passenger seat
Before transporting a child on the passenger
seat, read the safety and operating instructions
under Transporting children safely, refer to
page 43.◀
Malfunction of the automatic
deactivation system
The front passenger airbags may be deactivated
if adolescents and adults sit in certain positions;
the indicator lamp for the front passenger air‐
bags comes on. In this case, change the sitting
position so that the front passenger airbags are
activated and the indicator lamp goes out. If the
desired airbag status cannot be achieved by
changing the sitting position, do not transport
the passenger in the vehicle.
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.
▷ Do not place any objects on the front pas‐
senger seat.
▷ Do not place objects under the seat that
could press against the seat from below.
Status of passenger airbags
The indicator lamp above the interior rearview
mirror shows the current status of the passen‐
ger airbags, deactivated or activated, refer to
Status of passenger airbags below.
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The indicator lamp for the front passenger air‐
bags indicates the operating status of the front
and side airbags on the front passenger side de‐
pending on the seat occupation. The indicator
lamp shows whether the passenger airbags are
activated or deactivated.
▷ The indicator lamp lights up when a child
who is properly seated in a child restraint
system intended for that purpose is de‐
tected on the seat or the seat is empty. The
front and side airbags on the front passen‐
ger side are not activated. Most child seats
are detected by the system, Especially the
child seats required by NHTSA at the time
that the vehicle was manufactured. After in‐
stalling a child seat, make sure that the indi‐
cator lamp for the front passenger airbags
lights up. This indicates that the child seat
has been detected and the front passenger
airbags are not activated.
▷ The indicator lamp does not light up when,
for example, a person of sufficient size and
in a correct sitting position is detected on
the seat. The front and front passenger air‐
bags on the front passenger side are acti‐
vated.
Operational readiness of airbag system
Controls
Airbag system malfunction
▷ The warning lamp does not light up when the
ignition is switched on.
▷ Warning lamp remains permanently on.
Have the airbag system checked without
delay if there is a malfunction
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.◀
Flat Tire Monitor FTM
The concept
The system detects a pressure loss in a tire on
the basis of speed differences between the in‐
dividual wheels during a trip.
In the event of pressure loss, the rolling circum‐
ference changes and, thus, the rotating speed
of the affected wheel. This change is detected
and is reported as a flat tire.
Functional requirements
The system must have been initialized when the
tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured. In‐
itialize the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
System limits
Sudden tire damage
When the ignition, refer to page 46, is switched
on, the warning lamp comes on briefly to indi‐
cate that the entire airbag system and the belt
tensioners are operational.
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.
The system could be delayed or malfunction in
the following situations:
▷ When the system has not been initialized.
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▷ When driving on a snowy or slippery road
surface.
4. Press button 2 for approx. 5 seconds until
the display appears:
▷ Sporty driving style: slip in the drive wheels,
high lateral acceleration.
▷ When driving with snow chains.
Initialization
The initialization process adopts the set inflation
tire pressures as reference values for the detec‐
tion of a flat tire. Initialization is started by con‐
firming the inflation pressures.
Do not initialize the system when driving with
snow chains.
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Start the engine immediately before pulling
away, but do not drive off yet.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro‐
priate symbol appears in the display, ac‐
companied by the word "RESET".
5. Drive away.
Initialization is completed while the car is on
the move without providing feedback.
Indication of a flat tire
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. In addition, a signal sounds.
There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire
inflation pressure.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with reg‐
ular tires or run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 161, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the tire sidewall.
3. Press button 2 to confirm your choice of the
Flat Tire Monitor.
Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
When a flat tire is indicated, DSC Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control is switched on if necessary.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
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If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not have
been initialized. In this case, initialize the
system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Rectify the flat tire.
Run-flat tires
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:
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Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
3. Check the air pressure in all four tires at the
next opportunity.
The concept
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not have
been initialized. In this case, initialize the
system.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is approx. 50 miles/
80 km.
When the vehicle is driven with a damaged tire,
its handling characteristics change, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance, and altered self-steering
properties. Adjust your driving style accord‐
ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐
ing over obstacles, e. g., curbs, potholes, etc.
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.
TPM checks the inflation pressures of the four
mounted tires. The system notifies you if there
is a significant loss of pressure in one or more
tires.
Functional requirement
In order to assure the reliable reporting of a flat
tire, the system must be reset while all tire infla‐
tion pressures are correct.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics. Oth‐
erwise, the system may malfunction.
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 function properly if it has
not been reset, e.g., it may identify a tire as flat
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in spite of the fact that the tire is filled to the cor‐
rect inflation pressure.
The system is deactivated and is unable to de‐
tect flat tires if a wheel not equipped with TPM
electronics has been mounted, e.g., a compact
wheel, or if TPM is experiencing temporary in‐
terference from other systems or devices that
use the same frequency.
4. Press button 2 for approx. 5 seconds until
the small warning lamp lights up yellow and
the following display appears:
Resetting the system
Reset the system after each correction of the
tire inflation pressure and after every tire or
wheel change.
Operating principle, refer to page 62.
1. Start the engine, but do not start driving.
2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro‐
priate symbol appears in the display, ac‐
companied by the word "RESET".
5. Drive away.
After driving a few minutes, the set inflation
pressures in the tires are accepted as the
target values to be monitored. The system
reset is completed during your drive, and
can be interrupted at any time. When driving
resumes, the reset is continued automati‐
cally. The indicator lamp goes out after the
system reset is completed.
Low tire pressure message
The warning lamps come on in yellow
and red. In addition, a signal sounds.
▷ There is a flat tire or a major loss in
tire inflation pressure.
3. Press button 2 to confirm your choice of the
Tire Pressure Monitor.
The following display appears:
▷ The system was not reset after a wheel
change and thus issues warnings based on
the inflation pressures initialized last.
1. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously.
Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐
vers.
2. Check whether the vehicle is fitted with reg‐
ular tires or run-flat tires.
Run-flat tires, refer to page 160, are labeled
with a circular symbol containing the letters
RSC marked on the tire sidewall.
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Do not continue driving without run-flat
tires
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
tire inflation pressure:
Do not continue driving if the vehicle is not
equipped with run-flat tires; continued driving
may result in serious accidents.◀
The possible driving distance after a loss of tire
inflation pressure depends on the cargo load
and the driving style and conditions.
When a flat tire is indicated, DSC Dynamic Sta‐
bility Control is switched on if necessary.
For a vehicle containing an average load, the
possible driving distance is approx. 50 miles/
80 km.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
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.
Normal tires
1. Identify the damaged tire.
Do this by checking the air pressure in all
four tires.
If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires is
correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may not
have been initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
If an identification is not possible, please
contact the service center.
2. Rectify the flat tire.
The use of tire sealant can damage the TPM
electronics. In this case, have the electron‐
ics checked at the next opportunity and have
them replaced if necessary.
Run-flat tires
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 initialized. In this case, initialize
the system.
Because the possible driving distance depends
on how the vehicle is used during the trip, the
actual distance may be smaller or greater de‐
pending on the driving speed, road conditions,
external temperature, cargo load, etc.
Continued driving with a flat tire
Drive moderately and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
A loss of tire inflation pressure results in a
change in the handling characteristics, e.g., re‐
duced lane stability during braking, a longer
braking distance and altered self-steering prop‐
erties.◀
Final tire failure
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate the final failure of the tire. Reduce speed
and stop; otherwise, pieces of the tire could
come loose and cause an accident. Do not con‐
tinue driving, and contact your service center.◀
Malfunction
The small warning lamp flashes in yel‐
low and then lights up continuously;
the larger warning lamp comes on in
yellow. No flat tire can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
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▷ A wheel without TPM electronics is fitted:
have the service center check it if necessary.
▷ Malfunction: have the system checked by
your service center.
▷ TPM could not be fully reset. Reset the sys‐
tem again.
The small warning lamp flashes in yel‐
low and then lights up continuously;
the larger warning lamp comes on in
yellow. No flat tire can be detected.
Display in the following situations:
▷ 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.
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,
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even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pres‐
sure telltale.
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 start-ups as long as
the malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire pressure as in‐
tended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a va‐
riety of reasons, including the installation of re‐
placement or alternate tires or wheels on the
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning
properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the re‐
placement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Brake force display
The concept
▷ During normal brake application, the brake
lamps light up.
▷ During heavy brake application, the turn sig‐
nals light up in addition.
The brake force display is not activated if the
turn signal function is switched on.
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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
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
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during brak‐
ing.
An appropriate driving style is always the
responsibility of the driver.
The vehicle remains steerable even during full
brake applications, thus increasing active
safety.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even
with DSC.
ABS is operational every time you start the en‐
gine.
Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety
margin by driving in a risky manner.◀
Activating/deactivating DSC
Electronic brake-force
distribution
DSC can be deactivated/activated via the DSC
OFF program of the Dynamic Driving Control,
refer to page 82.
The system controls the brake pressure in the
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
For better control
Dynamic Brake Control DBC
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
automatically produces the maximum braking
force boost. It thus helps to achieve the shortest
possible braking distance during full braking.
This system utilizes all of the benefits provided
by ABS.
The DSC indicator lamp flashes: DSC is
controlling the drive forces and brake
forces.
The DSC indicator lamp lights up: DSC has
failed.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal
for the duration of the full braking.
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Dynamic Traction Control
DTC
Operating the programs
The concept
The DTC system and the TRACTION program
are a variant of the DSC in which forward mo‐
mentum is optimized.
The system ensures maximum forward momen‐
tum on special road conditions, e.g., unplowed
snowy roads, but driving stability is limited.
It is therefore necessary to drive with appropri‐
ate caution.
Press the button
Program
DSC OFF
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC un‐
der the following special circumstances:
TRACTION
▷ When driving in slush or on uncleared,
snow-covered roads.
SPORT+
▷ When rocking the vehicle or driving off in
deep snow or on loose surfaces.
COMFORT
SPORT
▷ When driving with snow chains.
Deactivating/activating Dynamic
Traction Control DTC
DSC OFF
The system and program can be deactivated/
activated via Dynamic Driving Control, refer to
page 83.
Dynamic Driving Control
The concept
Dynamic Driving Control can be used to adjust
the driving dynamics of the vehicle. Several pro‐
grams are available for this purpose; one pro‐
gram can be activated at a time using the Dy‐
namic Driving Control buttons.
Driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Deactivating DSC: DSC OFF
Press the button for no longer than ap‐
prox. 10 seconds until the indicator
lamp for DSC OFF lights up in the instrument
cluster and DSC OFF appears in the instrument
cluster.
The DSC system is switched off.
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SPORT+
Press the button.
DSC OFF and the DSC OFF indicator
lamp go out.
Indicator/warning lamps
When DSC is deactivated, DSC OFF is dis‐
played in the instrument cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up:
DSC is deactivated.
Sporty driving with optimized chassis and sus‐
pension during limited driving stabilization.
TRACTION
Dynamic Traction Control is switched on.
Maximum traction on loose road surfaces. Dy‐
namic Traction Control DTC is switched on.
Driving stability is limited during acceleration
and when driving in bends.
Activating SPORT+
Activating TRACTION
Press the button.
TRACTION is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up in the in‐
strument cluster.
The driver handles several of the stabilization
tasks.
Press the button repeatedly until
is selected in the instru‐
SPORT+
ment cluster and the DSC OFF indicator lamp is
displayed.
Indicator/warning lamps
SPORT+ is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up:
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti‐
vated.
Deactivating TRACTION
Press the button again.
TRACTION and the DSC OFF indicator
lamp go out.
Indicator/warning lamps
When DTC is activated, TRACTION is displayed
in the instrument cluster.
The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up:
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is acti‐
vated.
SPORT
Consistently sporty tuning of the suspension for
greater driving agility with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
Activating SPORT
Press the button repeatedly until
SPORT is selected in the instrument
cluster.
COMFORT
For a balanced tuning with maximum driving sta‐
bilization.
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Activating COMFORT
Press the button repeatedly until COM‐
FORT is selected in the instrument
cluster.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Servotronic
The concept
The Servotronic varies the steering force re‐
quired to turn the wheels depending on the
speed at which you are driving. Power steering
provides strong support at low speeds, which
means that little effort is needed to turn the
wheels. Power steering support lessens as your
speed increases.
The system works automatically.
Malfunction
Malfunctions are displayed via Check Control,
refer to page 186.
The selected program is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster.
Drive-off assistant
This system supports driving away on gradients.
The parking brake is not required.
1. Hold the vehicle in place with the foot brake.
2. Release the foot brake and drive away with‐
out delay.
After the foot brake is released, the vehicle is
held in place for approx. 2 seconds.
Depending on the vehicle load, the vehicle may
roll back slightly.
Driving off without delay
After releasing the foot brake, start driving
without delay, since the drive-off assistant will
not hold the vehicle in place for more than ap‐
prox. 2 seconds and the vehicle will begin rolling
back.◀
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Vehicle equipment
One lever for all functions
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.
Cruise control
The concept
Cruise control is available for use at speeds of
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h and higher. The car
then stores and maintains the speed that you
specify using the lever on the steering column.
In order to maintain the specified speed, the
system brakes the vehicle when the engine
braking effect is insufficient on downhill gradi‐
ents.
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.
1
Storing and maintaining speed or accelerat‐
ing
2
Storing and maintaining speed or deceler‐
ating
3
Deactivating cruise control
4
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
Maintaining current speed
Push the lever, arrow 1, or pull it briefly, arrow 2.
The car's current speed is stored and main‐
tained. It is displayed on the speedometer and
briefly in the instrument cluster.
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
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident.◀
Repeatedly press the lever to the resistance
point or beyond, arrow 1, until the desired speed
is reached.
Manual transmission
▷ Each time the lever is pressed to the point of
resistance, the desired speed increases by
approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
You can shift gears while cruise control is acti‐
vated. An indicator lamp notifies you that you
should shift gears when you drive for an ex‐
tended period at very high or very low engine
speeds, or the system is deactivated.
▷ 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.
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Accelerating using the lever
Accelerating slightly:
Press the lever to the resistance point, arrow 1,
and hold until the desired speed is reached.
pedal is released, the stored speed is achieved
again and maintained.
Warning lamp
The warning lamp comes on, for ex‐
ample, when cruise control has been
deactivated as a result of DSC inter‐
Accelerating significantly:
Press the lever beyond the resistance point, ar‐
row 1, and hold until the desired speed is
reached.
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the
accelerator pedal. The system stores and main‐
tains the speed.
vention.
Deactivating the system
▷ Press the lever upward or downward twice,
arrow 3.
Decreasing speed
▷ Switch off the ignition.
Repeatedly pull the lever to the resistance point
or beyond, arrow 2, until the desired speed is
displayed.
The stored speed is cleared.
▷ Each time the lever is pulled to the resist‐
ance point, the desired speed is decreased
by approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
Press the button, arrow 4. The last stored speed
is resumed and maintained.
▷ Each time the lever is pulled beyond the re‐
sistance point, the desired speed is reduced
by up to 5 mph or 10 km/h until the minimum
speed of 20 mph/30 km/h is achieved.
Displays in the instrument cluster
Resuming a speed stored beforehand
The system stores and maintains the speed.
Interrupting the system
Push the lever upwards or downwards, arrow 3.
The displays in the speedometer change color.
In addition, the system is automatically inter‐
rupted in the following situations:
▷ When the brakes are applied.
▷ In cars with manual transmission, when
gears are shifted very slowly or if neutral is
engaged.
▷ In cars with Sport automatic transmission,
when transmission position N is engaged.
▷ When DTC is activated or DSC is deacti‐
vated.
▷ When DSC or ABS is intervening.
Cruise control is not deactivated by depressing
the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator
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Stored speed
2
Selected speed is displayed briefly
If --- mph or --- km/h temporarily appears in the
instrument cluster display, it is possible that the
system prerequisites for operation are currently
not met.
Call up Check Control messages, refer to
page 67.
Malfunction
The warning lamp comes on when the
system has failed.
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Limits of ultrasonic measurement
The detection of objects can reach the physical
limits of ultrasonic measurement, for instance:
Park Distance Control PDC
▷ With tow bars and trailer hitches.
▷ With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
The concept
PDC supports you when parking.
Objects in front of or behind your vehicle that
you are approaching slowly are indicated by
acoustic signals.
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.
▷ 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.
System limits
Check the traffic situation as well
PDC cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's personal judgment of the traffic situa‐
tion. Check the traffic situation around the vehi‐
cle with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident
could result from road users or objects located
outside of the PDC detection range.
Loud noises from outside and inside the vehicle
may prevent you from hearing the PDC's signal
tone.◀
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.◀
▷ On rough road surfaces.
▷ 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
Engage reverse gear with the engine running or
the ignition switched on.
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.
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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.
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.
▷ When transmission position P is engaged.
Malfunction
The indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on. 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.
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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.
Overview
1
Equipment variant: air conditioner 90
3
2
Equipment variant: automatic climate con‐
trol 92
Air vent: the airflow is directed toward the
windshield and side windows
4
Air vent: air for the upper body area. The
thumbwheels increase and decrease the air
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supply continuously; the levers change the
direction of the airflow.
5
Air vent: air for the knee area, footwell
Air conditioner
1
Vent settings
4
Temperature
2
Recirculated air mode
5
Air volume
3
Cooling function
6
Rear window defroster
Vent settings
Direct the flow of air to the win‐
, to the upper body area
dows
, or to the knee area and foot‐
well
. Intermediate positions are
possible. In the 6 o'clock position, a
small amount of air is also directed toward the
windows to keep them from fogging over.
lated air mode, you should switch it off while also
increasing the air flow rate as required. The re‐
circulated air mode should not be used contin‐
uously for lengthy periods; otherwise, the qual‐
ity of the air inside the car will gradually
deteriorate.◀
Air volume
Press the corresponding button.
The higher the rate, the more ef‐
fective the heating or cooling will
Recirculated air mode
If the air outside the car has an un‐
pleasant odor or contains pollu‐
tants, shut off the supply to the interior of the car
temporarily. The system then recirculates the air
currently within the vehicle.
The recirculated air mode can also be activated/
deactivated, refer to page 12, via a button on the
steering wheel.
Only use recirculated air mode for a limited
period
If condensation starts to form on the inside win‐
dow surfaces during operation in the recircu‐
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be.
The air flow rate may be reduced or the blower
may be switched off entirely to save on battery
power.
Switching the system on/off
Press the left button at the mini‐
mum fan speed. The blower and air
conditioner are completely
switched off and the air supply is cut off.
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To switch on the air conditioner, set the desired
air flow rate.
Switching cooling function on/off
The cooling function cools and de‐
humidifies the incoming air before
reheating it as required, according to the tem‐
perature setting. This function is only available
while the engine is running.
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3
Switch on cooling function 3.
4
Temperature 4 to the right, red.
5
Set the air flow rate 5 to the maximum level.
6
Switch on the rear window defroster 6 to
defrost the rear window
.
Ventilation
The cooling function helps to prevent conden‐
sation on the windows or to remove it quickly.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started.
Rear window defroster
The defroster switches off auto‐
matically after a certain time or
when the hardtop is opened.
Temperature
To increase the temperature, turn
the rotary switch clockwise to‐
wards red. For a lower temperature,
turn the rotary switch counter‐
clockwise towards blue.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
1
Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
2
Use the thumbwheels to smoothly open and
close the air vents
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
Adjust the vents to let the air flow past you.
Microfilter
The microfilter removes dust and pollen from
the incoming air. The microfilter is changed by
your service center during routine maintenance
work.
1
Air distribution 1 in position
2
Deactivate recirculated air mode 2.
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1
Temperature, left side of passenger com‐
partment
6
Manual air distribution
7
AUTO program
2
Maximum cooling
8
Air flow rate, manual, climate level
3
Rear window defroster
9
4
Defrosting windows and removing conden‐
sation
Temperature, right side of passenger com‐
partment
10 Switching cooling function on/off manually
5
Automatic recirculated air control/recircu‐
lated air mode
Comfortable interior climate
For almost all conditions, the AUTO program 7
offers the optimum air distribution and air flow
rate, refer to AUTO programs below. Select a
comfortable interior temperature only.
The following sections contain more detailed in‐
formation on the available setting options.
Most of these settings are stored for the remote
control currently in use, Personal Profile set‐
tings, refer to page 21.
Air distribution, manual
Depending on the selected setting, the air is di‐
rected to the windshield, to the upper body area,
to the knee area and into the footwell.
Adjusting air distribution manually
Press the button repeatedly until
the air distribution is set as re‐
quired. The corresponding LED lights up.
Temperature
Set the desired temperatures indi‐
vidually for the driver's and passen‐
ger sides.
The automatic climate control ach‐
ieves this temperature as quickly as possible re‐
gardless of the season, using maximum cooling
or heating power if necessary, and then main‐
tains it.
To give the automatic climate control enough
time to achieve the set temperature, do not
switch between different temperature settings
in quick succession.
Maximum heating power can be obtained with
the highest setting, regardless of the external
temperature.
The lowest setting effects continuous cooling.
The manual air distribution is also switched on
when the AUTO program is deactivated.
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Switching the cooling function on and
off
The cooling function cools and de‐
humidifies the incoming air before
reheating it as required, according
to the temperature setting. This
function is only available while the
engine is running.
The cooling function helps to prevent conden‐
sation on the windows or to remove it quickly.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may
fog over briefly when the engine is started.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
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Manual air distribution and air flow rate are acti‐
vated when the AUTO program is deactivated.
AUTO program climate level
The climate levels can be used to vary the in‐
tensity when the AUTO program is switched on.
For example, air flow is adjusted automatically
to optimize climate control.
When the AUTO program is
switched on, the climate level of the
AUTO program can be selected us‐
ing the buttons for controlling the manual air
flow rate.
The selected climate level is displayed by an
LED.
Maximum cooling
The air is cooled as quickly as pos‐
sible with the engine running.
The automatic climate control goes into recir‐
culated air mode at the lowest temperature. Air
flows at maximum rate from the vents for the
upper body area. You should therefore open the
vents for maximum cooling.
AUTO program
The AUTO program automatically adjusts the air
distribution to the windshield and side windows,
toward the upper body area, and into the foot‐
well and knee area.
The air flow rate and air distribution, in addition
to your temperature specifications, will be
adapted to outside influences as a result of sea‐
sonal changes, e.g., sunlight or window conden‐
sation.
The cooling function is switched on automati‐
cally with the AUTO program.
Switching on/off
Convertible program
When the hardtop is open, the convertible pro‐
gram is activated as well. In the convertible pro‐
gram, the automatic climate control is optimized
for driving with the hardtop open. In addition, the
air flow rate is increased as vehicle speed in‐
creases.
The effectiveness of the convertible program
can be enhanced considerably by installing the
wind deflector.
Adjusting air flow rate manually
Press the left side of the button to
reduce air flow. Press the right side
of the button to increase it.
The air volume may be reduced automatically to
save battery power. The display remains the
same.
Switching the system on/off
With the blower at its lowest setting, press the
left side of the button to switch off the automatic
climate control. All displays are cleared except
for the rear window defroster if it is switched on.
Press the button.
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Press any button except the rear window de‐
froster to reactivate the automatic climate con‐
trol.
Residual heat
lated air mode, you should switch it off while also
increasing the air flow rate as required. The re‐
circulated air mode should not be used for an
extended period of time, as the air quality inside
the vehicle deteriorates steadily.◀
The heat stored in the engine is used to heat the
interior.
Defrosting and defogging windows
This function can be switched on
using the right-hand button under
the following conditions:
▷ Up to 15 minutes after switching off the en‐
gine.
Quickly removes ice and conden‐
sation from the windshield and
front side windows.
For this purpose, also switch on the cooling
function.
▷ When the engine is warm.
▷ With sufficient battery voltage.
Rear window defroster
▷ At an external temperature under 77 ℉/
25 ℃.
The defroster switches off auto‐
matically after a certain time or
when the hardtop is opened.
The middle LED is lit when the function is on.
Automatic recirculated air mode/
recirculated air mode
Ventilation
Switch on the desired operating
mode by pressing this button re‐
peatedly:
▷ LED off: outside air flows in
continuously.
▷ Left LED on, automatic recirculated air con‐
trol: a sensor detects pollutants in the out‐
side air. If necessary, the system blocks the
supply of outside air and recirculates the in‐
side air. As soon as the concentration of pol‐
lutants in the outside air has decreased suf‐
ficiently, the system automatically switches
back to outside air supply.
▷ Right LED on, recirculated air mode: the
supply of outside air into the vehicle is per‐
manently blocked. The system then recir‐
culates the air currently within the vehicle.
Only use recirculated air mode for a limited
period
If condensation starts to form on the inside win‐
dow surfaces during operation in the recircu‐
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Use the lever to change the direction of the
air flow
2
Use the thumbwheels to smoothly open and
close the air vents
3
Thumbwheel for adjusting the amount of
cool air from the vents to the upper body
area. This can be used to adjust the air tem‐
perature for the upper body area.
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.
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Draft-free ventilation
Adjust the vents to let the air flow past you.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The microfilter traps dust and pollen in the in‐
coming air. The activated-charcoal filter pro‐
vides additional protection by filtering gaseous
pollutants from the outside air. Your service cen‐
ter replaces this combined filter during routine
maintenance.
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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.
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Universal Garage Door
Opener
The concept
The Universal Garage Door Opener can be used
to operate up to 3 functions in radio-controlled
systems, such as garage door drives or lighting
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 integrated universal re‐
mote control, ensure that there are no people,
animals, or objects in the range of movement of
the remote-controlled device; otherwise, there
is a risk of injury or damage.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Before selling the vehicle, delete the stored
functions for security reasons.
Compatibility
If this symbol is printed on the packaging
or in the operating instructions of the
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Buttons
2
LED
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.
Canada: If the programming procedure with
the hand-held transmitter was interrupted,
press and hold the button on the interior
rearview mirror and press the button on the
hand-held transmitter multiple times for
2 seconds each and release.
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.
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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.
The systems will be easier to synchronize with
the aid of a second person.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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.
Also follow the safety instructions of the handheld transmitter.◀
Digital compass
such as a ball-point pen. The following adjust‐
ment options are displayed one after the other,
depending on how long you keep the adjust‐
ment button pressed:
▷ Press briefly: switch the display on/off.
▷ 3 to 6 seconds: set the compass zone.
▷ 6 to 9 seconds: calibrate the compass.
1
Adjustment button
▷ 9 to 12 seconds: set left-hand/right hand
steering.
2
Display
▷ 12 to 15 seconds: set the language.
The display shows you the main or secondary
compass direction in which you are driving.
Operating concept
You can call up a number of functions by press‐
ing the adjustment button with a pointed object
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Setting compass zones
Set the compass zone corresponding to your
vehicle's geographic location so that the com‐
pass can function correctly; refer to the world
map with compass zones.
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In order to set the compass zones, press and
hold 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 your 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:
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of your vehicle and that you have enough
space to drive in a circle.
2. Set the currently valid compass zone.
3. Ensure that the retractable hardtop is fully
closed.
4. Press the adjustment button for 6‑7 sec‐
onds to call up C. Then drive in at least one
complete circle at a maximum speed of
4 mph/7 km/h. If the calibration was suc‐
cessful, the display C is replaced with the
cardinal directions.
5. Open the retractable hardtop fully and re‐
peat step 4.
▷ An incorrect compass direction is shown.
Setting right-hand/left-hand steering
▷ The cardinal direction displayed does not
change even if the direction of travel
changes.
Your digital compass is factory-set to right-hand
or left-hand steering, in accordance with your
vehicle.
▷ Not all compass directions are shown.
Setting the language
Procedure
You can set the language of the display:
1. Make sure that there are no large metal ob‐
jects or overhead power lines in the vicinity
Press the adjustment button for 12‑13 seconds.
Briefly press the adjustment button again to
switch between English "E" and German "O".
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The setting is automatically saved after approx.
10 seconds.
Connecting electrical devices
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.◀
To open: turn the lock to the left, see arrow, and
fold the cover up.
Enlarging the cargo area
Sockets
In your BMW, when the engine is running or the
ignition is switched on, you can use electrical
devices such as a hand lamp, car vacuum
cleaner, etc., as long as one of the following
sockets is available. The total load of all sockets
must not exceed 140 Watt at 12 V. Avoid dam‐
aging the sockets by attempting to insert plugs
of unsuitable shape or size.
Cigarette lighter socket
Access to socket: remove the lighter from the
socket.
Under the center armrest
External audio device, refer to page 103.
In the passenger footwell
A socket is located on the left below the glove
compartment.
When the hardtop is closed you can enlarge the
cargo area:
To do so, press the cargo area partition 1 up‐
ward.
Before opening the hardtop, pull the cargo area
partition 1 down until it engages in both guides
2.
Observe before opening and closing the
hardtop
Trunk
▷ Before moving the hardtop, ensure that
there are no objects on or next to the cargo
area partition; otherwise, parts of the hard‐
top may be damaged.
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, the fol‐
lowing storage spaces can be found in the cargo
area:
▷ Do not exceed the maximum loading height;
refer to the sticker in the trunk showing a line
indicating the maximum height.
▷ Rubber band for securing light objects
▷ Do not use force to push down the cargo
area partition.◀
▷ Storage compartment.
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The retractable hardtop can only be opened if
the cargo area partition is in its lowermost posi‐
tion and engaged on both sides.
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with integrated transport bag
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4. Insert the latch plate of the retaining strap
into the belt buckle under the transport bag.
Always secure skis
Always secure transported skis or similar
objects with the ski support as they could oth‐
erwise endanger occupants during braking ma‐
neuvers and swerving.◀
The transport bag lets you transport up to two
pairs of standard skis safely and cleanly.
With the transport bag you can stow skis up to
a length of 5.4 ft/1.70 m. When stowing skis with
a length of 5.4 ft/1.70 m, the capacity of the
transport bag is reduced as the bag narrows.
Loading
1. Fold the cover down.
5. Load the transport bag. The zipper eases
access to the stored items.
Only place clean skis in the transport bag. Wrap
sharp edges to prevent damage.
Securing cargo
Securing the transport bag
Secure the transport bag by tightening the
retaining strap; otherwise, the contents could
present a source of danger to the passengers,
for example during braking or evasive maneu‐
vers.◀
2. In the trunk: press the handle up and fold the
cover down.
After loading, secure the transport bag and its
contents. Tighten the retaining strap on the ten‐
sioning buckle for this purpose.
3. Undo the fastener and spread out the trans‐
port bag between the seats.
To store the transport bag, perform the steps
described for loading in reverse order.
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Ski support
Always secure skis
Always secure transported skis or similar
objects with the ski support as they could oth‐
erwise endanger occupants during braking ma‐
neuvers and swerving.◀
1. Remove both covers 1 with the screwdriver.
In the trunk: press the handles up and fold the
transport bag down fully.
More information on the various inserts available
can be obtained from your service center.
2. Attach the ski support 2 and fold it down, see
arrow.
3. Pull the fastener up and attach the rear of the
ski.
Prevent damage to the trunk lid
Before closing the trunk, ensure that the
trunk lid cannot be damaged by the skis.◀
Removing the transport bag
The transport bag can be completely removed,
e.g., for faster drying or to allow you to use other
inserts.
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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.
Glove compartment
Center armrest
Storage compartment
The center armrest contains either two cu‐
pholders, a compartment or the cover for the
snap-in adapter, depending on the equipment
version.
Locking the storage compartment
When you lock the vehicle from the outside, the
storage compartment in the center armrest is
locked as well.
Opening
Opening
Pull the handle, arrow 1.
The light in the glove compartment switches on.
Close the glove compartment again im‐
mediately
Fold the center armrest up, see arrow.
Connection for an external audio
device
Close the glove compartment immediately after
use while driving; otherwise, injury may occur
during accidents.◀
An external audio device such as a CD or
MP3 player can be connected and the audio
tracks can be played over the car's loudspeaker
system. Volume and tone can be set on the car
radio.
Closing
▷ Professional Radio, refer to page 116.
Fold up the cover.
Locking
Lock with a key, arrow 2.
If you hand out the remote control without the
integrated key, refer to page 20, such as at a ho‐
tel, the glove compartment cannot be unlocked.
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Storage compartments inside
the vehicle
Storage compartment in the partition
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.◀
The following compartments are available, de‐
pending on how your vehicle is equipped:
Compartments in the doors
To open: pull the handle.
The intermediate floor of the storage compart‐
ment can be removed and inserted at various
heights.
Removing the storage compartment
The storage compartment can be removed
completely to be able to use other inserts, for
example.
To open: fold open the cover.
Compartment in the center console
There is an open storage compartment in the
center console.
Storage compartment in the dashboard
In the trunk:
Press the handles up and fold the storage com‐
partment completely down.
More information on the various inserts available
can be obtained from your service center.
Rear storage shelf behind the seats
To open: press the button.
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This space can be used to store briefcases, for
example.
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In the center armrest
Observe when loading the rear storage
shelf
▷ When loading the rear storage shelf, do not
move both seats all the way forward while
moving them to their uppermost position
and leaning the backrests forward. Other‐
wise, the seats could hit and damage the
seal on the windshield and the sun visor.
The cupholders are located in the center arm‐
rest.
Attachable cupholder
Attaching to the center console
▷ Only transport light and small objects on the
rear storage shelf; otherwise, braking ma‐
neuvers and swerving may lead to a safety
hazard due to objects flying about the pas‐
senger compartment. Only transport heavy
luggage in the trunk if it has been appropri‐
ately secured.◀
Mount the cupholder onto the center console so
that it snaps into place.
Cupholders
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.◀
Storing in the glove compartment
Insert the cupholder into the holder in the glove
compartment.
Unsuitable containers
Do not forcefully push unsuitable contain‐
ers into the cupholders. This may result in dam‐
age.◀
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This section provides you with information useful
in dealing with specific driving and operating
conditions.
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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.
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.
Clutch
Breaking-in period
General information
The clutch requires an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to function at an op‐
timal level.
Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to
each other.
During this break-in period, engage the clutch
gently.
The following instructions will help achieve a
long vehicle life and good economy.
Following part replacement
Engine and differential
Always obey the official speed limits.
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.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road
speeds:
General driving notes
▷ 4,500 rpm and 100 mph/160 km/h.
Ground clearance
Do not drive with full-throttle operation, and do
not use the transmission's kickdown mode or
Launch Control.
From 1,200 miles/2,000 km
The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be
increased.
Note that the Z4 sDrive35 has limited
ground clearance, for instance when driving into
underground parking garages or over obstacles.
Otherwise, the vehicle may be damaged.◀
Closing the trunk lid
Drive with the trunk lid closed
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full trac‐
tion potential until after an initial breaking-in pe‐
riod.
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Limited ground clearance
Only operate the vehicle with the trunk lid
closed; otherwise, exhaust fumes could enter
the passenger compartment.◀
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If the vehicle must be driven with the trunk lid
open:
1. Close all windows.
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surface, ultimately undermining your ability to
steer and brake the vehicle.
Hydroplaning
2. Greatly increase the air flow rate of the air
conditioner or automatic climate control.
When driving on wet or slushy roads, re‐
duce your speed to prevent hydroplaning.◀
Hot exhaust system
Driving through water
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.
Do not touch hot exhaust pipes; otherwise, there
is the danger of getting burned.◀
Mobile communication devices in the
vehicle
Mobile communication devices in the ve‐
hicle
It is 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.◀
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
Drive though calm water only if it is not deeper
than 9.8 inches/25 cm and at this height, no
faster than walking speed, up to 6 mph/10 km/h.
Adhere to water depth and speed limita‐
tions
Do not exceed this water depth and walking
speed; otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the elec‐
trical systems and the transmission may be
damaged.◀
Braking safely
Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a standard
feature.
Applying the brakes fully is the most effective
way of braking in situations when this is neces‐
sary.
The vehicle maintains steering responsiveness.
You can still avoid any obstacles with a minimum
of steering effort.
Pulsation of the brake pedal and sounds from
the hydraulic circuits indicate that ABS is in its
active mode.
Objects in the area around the pedals
No objects in the area around the pedals
Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other
objects out of the area of motion of the pedals;
otherwise, the function of the pedals could be
impeded while driving
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
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Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again when they are returned after being re‐
moved, such as for cleaning.◀
Driving in wet conditions
When roads are wet or there is heavy rain, briefly
exert gentle pressure on the brake pedal every
few miles.
Ensure that this action does not endanger other
road users.
The heat generated in this process helps dry the
brake discs and pads.
In this way braking efficiency will be available
when you need it.
Brake disc corrosion
Corrosion on the brake discs and contamination
on the brake pads are furthered by:
▷ Low mileage.
▷ Extended periods when the vehicle is not
used at all.
▷ Infrequent use of the brakes.
Corrosion occurs when the minimum pressure
that must be exerted by the pads during brake
applications to clean the discs is not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake discs, the
brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating ef‐
fect that generally cannot be corrected.
Condensation under the parked vehicle
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, going all the way to first gear, if
necessary.
Downshifting in manual mode of the 8-gear
Sport automatic transmission, refer to page 54.
Downshifting in manual mode of the 7-gear
Sport automatic transmission with dual clutch,
refer to page 57.
Avoid load on the brakes
Avoid placing excessive load on the brake
system. Light but consistent brake pressure can
lead to high temperatures, brake wear and pos‐
sibly even brake failure.◀
Do not drive in neutral
Never drive with the transmission in neu‐
tral, with the engine switched off or with the
clutch depressed; otherwise, you will have nei‐
ther the braking action of the engine or nor its
power assistance when braking or steering.◀
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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
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.◀
Secure heavy objects
Never transport unsecured heavy or hard
objects in the passenger compartment, as they
could be thrown around and pose a safety haz‐
ard to the vehicle's occupants during abrupt
braking or evasive maneuvers.◀
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
Load
1. Locate the following statement on your ve‐
hicle’s placard:
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
▷ 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.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
Stowing cargo
Trunk
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver
and passengers from XXX kilograms or YYY
pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.
For example, if the YYY amount equals
1,400 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.
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward and as low
as possible, ideally directly behind the trunk
separating wall.
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners.
Loading with the hardtop open
Before opening the hardtop, fold down the
cargo area partition and make sure the cargo
area is loaded correctly; otherwise, parts of the
hardtop could be damaged.◀
Fold down the cargo area partition, refer to
page 34.
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Lateral storage shelf
Loading the rear storage shelf
When loading the rear storage shelf, do
not move both seats all the way forward while
moving them to their uppermost position and
leaning the backrests forward. Otherwise, the
seats could hit and damage the seal on the wind‐
shield and the sun visor.◀
Bottom:
Light and small objects can be stored on the lat‐
eral storage shelf.
Securing cargo
Saving fuel
Trunk
General information
Use retaining straps, a luggage net or draw
straps to secure small and lightweight items.
Your vehicle contains advanced technology for
the reduction of fuel consumption and emis‐
sions.
Lateral storage shelf
You can obtain cargo straps from your service
center. Four lashing eyes are provided behind
the seats for attaching the cargo straps.
Adhere to the information included with the
cargo straps.
Lashing eyes on the lateral storage
shelf
Top:
Fuel consumption depends on a number of dif‐
ferent factors.
The implementation of certain measures, driv‐
ing style and regular maintenance, refer to
page 168, 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 auxiliary mirrors or rear-mounted lug‐
gage racks after use.
Attached parts on the vehicle impair the aero‐
dynamics and increase the fuel consumption.
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Close both windows
An open window causes higher air resistance
and thus increases fuel consumption.
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On a downhill slope, take your foot off the ac‐
celerator and coast in a suitable gear.
The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.
Check the tire inflation pressure
regularly
Switch off the engine during longer
stops
Check and, if necessary, correct the tire inflation
pressure, refer to page 155, at least twice a
month and before starting on a long trip.
Switch off the engine during longer stops, e.g.,
at traffic lights, railroad crossings or in traffic
congestion.
Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling re‐
sistance and thus raises fuel consumption and
tire wear.
Fuel savings are achieved after the vehicle is
switched off for only approx. 4 seconds.
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.
The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function au‐
tomatically switches the engine off during a
stop. Additional information on the Automatic
Engine Start/Stop Function, refer to page 47.
Switch off any functions that are not
currently needed
Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
Functions such as the automatic climate control
require a large amount of energy and consume
additional fuel, especially in city and stop-andgo traffic.
By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle
driving ahead of you.
Therefore, switch off these functions if they are
not actually needed.
Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces
fuel consumption.
Have maintenance carried out
Look well ahead when driving
Avoid high engine speeds
Use 1st gear to get the vehicle in motion. Be‐
ginning with 2nd gear, accelerate rapidly. When
accelerating, shift up before reaching high en‐
gine speeds.
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 168.
When you reach the desired speed, shift into the
highest applicable gear and drive with the en‐
gine speed as low as possible and at a constant
speed.
As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers
fuel consumption and reduces wear.
Use coasting conditions
When approaching a red light, take your foot off
the accelerator and coast to a halt in the highest
applicable gear.
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This chapter helps assure your enjoyment when
receiving radio stations and playing CDs.
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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.
General information
At a glance
1
Change the audio sources.
2
On/off, volume control.
▷ Press: select the highlighted menu item
or store the settings.
▷ Press: switch on/off.
7
Opens the main menu.
▷ Turn: adjust the volume.
8
Place/end calls 134.
Display.
9
Show the tone settings.
4
CD slot.
10 Display the time.
5
Eject the CD.
6
▷ Turn: highlight the menu item on the
display or set the value.
11 Function buttons for selecting the menu
items shown directly above them on the dis‐
play.
3
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13 Manually select the frequency.
Representation in the Owner's Manual
"..." Identifies radio display texts used to select
individual functions.
Menu navigation
Opening menu items
To display the menu items:
▷
Press the button for the audio sour‐
ces menu.
▷
Press the button for the main menu.
Selecting menu items
There are two ways to select a menu item on the
display.
Using the right knob
Symbols on the display
Symbol Meaning
Function is selected.
Function is activated.
The function is deactivated.
Leave the menu, one menu back.
Display additional menu items.
Scroll display. The list contains more
than two entries.
Setting values
For setting numerical values or values on a scale:
1. Highlight the desired menu item and press
the right knob.
2. Turn the right knob to set the value.
3. Press the right knob to store the value.
Switching on/off
▷ Highlight the menu item: turn the right knob.
▷ Select the menu item: press the right knob.
Using the function buttons
Press the left or right side of the function
button under the menu item.
If only one menu item is displayed above the
function button, press the middle of the button.
Press the left knob. The radio selects the audio
source set last: radio, CD, external audio device,
or USB audio interface.
Listening to the radio with the ignition
switched off
When the radio ready state or the ignition is
switched off, the radio functions are available for
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approx. 20 minutes. To listen to the radio, switch
it back on.
Tone settings
To spare the battery, ensure that the radio is
switched off when you leave the vehicle.
▷ "TREBLE": treble adjustment.
Adjusting the volume
▷ "BAL": left/right volume distribution.
Turn the left knob. The setting is stored for the
remote control currently in use.
▷ "DOLBY": spatial acoustics effect.
When a call is placed using the hands-free sys‐
tem, the audio sources are muted.
▷ "BASS": depth adjustment.
▷ "FADER": front/rear volume distribution.
▷ "EQSET": equalizer setting.
Setting the treble, bass, and volume
distribution
Speed-dependent volume and volumes
of PDC signal tone and gong
1.
▷ "PDC": volume of the PDC signal tone com‐
pared to the audio sources.
2. Highlight the desired tone setting and press
the right knob.
▷ "GONG": volume of the gong compared to
the audio sources.
3. Create the desired setting and press the
right knob.
▷ "S-VOL": speed-dependent volume con‐
trol.
Set the audio sources to a high volume to be able
to adjust the volume of the signal tones more
easily.
Press the button.
1.
2.
Select the symbol if necessary.
3. Select the desired volume setting.
Press the button.
Switching on the spatial acoustics
effect
1.
2.
Press the button.
Select the symbol if necessary.
3. "DOLBY"
Equalizer
1. "EQSET"
4. Set the desired volume and press the right
knob.
2. Press the button of the desired frequency
range.
Volume of external audio devices
3. Create the settings and press the right knob.
An external audio device such as an MP3 player
can be connected via the AUX-IN port in the
center armrest and the audio tracks can be
played over the car's loudspeaker system.
Resetting the equalizer
The volume of the external audio device can be
adjusted to the car radio.
Press the button.
1.
2. "AUX"
Press the button.
2. Turn the right knob.
3. "EQSET"
4. "RESET"
Resetting the tone settings
The tone settings are reset to medium values.
3. "Vol-AUX"
4. Set the desired volume and press the right
knob.
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1.
1.
Press the button.
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2. "RESET"
cluster and are stored in the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Time
Displaying the time
Press the button.
When the ignition or the radio ready state is
switched off, the time is displayed for several
seconds.
Setting the time, date, and time format
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Computer
The following vehicle information can be call up
via the computer:
▷ Average fuel consumption
▷ Average speed
▷ Range
▷ External temperature
Displaying information
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
Press the button.
3. "CONFIG"
2.
4. "TIME"
3. "COMP"
5. Select the desired category.
6. Create the settings and press the right knob.
Setting the units of measure of the
computer and the language
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Entertainment
Press the button.
3. "CONFIG"
4. ▷ "DIST": change the unit of measure for
the range.
▷ "LANG": select the language of the dis‐
play texts.
▷ "CONSMP": change the unit of measure
for the average fuel consumption.
▷ "TEMP": change the unit of measure for
the external temperature.
5. Highlight the desired menu item and press
the button.
Press the button.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the time during which the engine is running.
To start calculation of the average fuel con‐
sumption:
1. "CONSMP"
2. "RESET"
The previous display is set to zero and the sys‐
tem begins recalculating the average fuel con‐
sumption.
Average speed
The average speed is calculated for the time
during which the engine is running.
To start calculation of the average speed:
1. "SPEED"
2. "RESET"
Estimated range
6. Create the desired setting.
"RANGE"
The settings of the units of measure are adopted
for display on the radio and in the instrument
The display shows the distance that can be
driven on the remaining fuel quantity, taking into
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consideration the average fuel consumption up
to that point.
Automatically updating the stations
with the best reception, AUTOSTORE
The computer only registers fuel quantities
above approx. 1 gal/4 liters when refueling.
In the FMA and AMA memory levels, stations are
automatically stored according to their recep‐
tion strength. If the AUTOSTORE function is not
used, six stations can be manually stored in each
of the FMA and AMA memory levels.
Radio
Listening to the radio
The radio is designed for reception in the FM
and AM wavebands.
1. Switch on the radio, refer to page 117.
2.
Press this button if necessary.
3. "TUNER"
1. "FM" or"AM"
Press the corresponding button until the fol‐
lowing is displayed:
"AUTOSTORE"
It may take several seconds for the stations to
be stored and for one of these stations to be
played back.
Briefly playing and selecting a station
4. "FM" or"AM"
Press the corresponding button repeatedly
until the desired waveband is displayed.
"SC"
▷ FM: FM1, FM2, FMA
To interrupt the function and select a station:
▷ AM: AM, AMA
"SC"
All stations with reception are played briefly.
Selecting a station
Storing and retrieving a station
The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐
rently in use.
Memory locations
It is possible to store up to 30 stations.
Next station
▷ FM1, FM2, AM: six stations each.
Press the button.
The next station with reception is selected.
Selecting the station manually by
frequency
Press the button.
1.
2. ▷ Press the respective function button to
set the desired frequency.
▷ Turn the right knob until the desired fre‐
quency is set.
▷ FMA, AMA: the six stations with the best re‐
ception (automatically) or any six stations
(manually).
Storing a station
1. "FM" or"AM"
Select the desired function repeatedly until
the desired waveband is displayed.
2. Select the station.
3. ▷ "1" ... "12" for FM stations.
▷ "1" ... "6" for AM stations.
▷ "A1" ... "A6" for automatically stored
stations.
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Press and hold the function button under the
desired memory location until the station is
audible again after a brief interruption.
Retrieving a stored station
1. "FM" or"AM"
Select the desired function repeatedly until
the desired waveband is displayed.
2. ▷ "1" ... "12" for FM stations.
▷ "1" ... "6" for AM stations.
▷ "A1" ... "A6" for automatically stored
stations.
Press and hold the desired function button
or turn the right knob until the desired sta‐
tion is displayed.
Radio Data System, RDS
RDS broadcasts additional information, such as
the station name or text messages, in the FM
waveband. When playing a station with multiple
frequencies, the system automatically switches
to the frequency with the best reception, if
needed.
Some stations broadcast the type of program
received, or PTY, via RDS. This information is
displayed briefly when the station is selected, for
instance NEWS.
PTY can also be used to display catastrophe
alerts, such as "ALARM".
The alert is issued on the loudspeakers.
Switching the RDS on/off
2. "RDS"
When the RDS is switched off, the PTY function
is switched off as well.
Switching the program type display on/
off
2. "PTY"
HD Radio™ reception
Many stations broadcast both analog and digital
signals. These stations can be received digitally
and therefore with better sound quality. A digital
radio network must be available to be able to re‐
ceive digital stations.
License conditions
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.
Activating/deactivating digital radio
reception
Press the button.
1.
2. "TUNER"
3. "SET"
4. "HD"
Displays
▷ "HD": a station is received digitally.
▷ "(HD)": a station broadcasts digital signals
but digital radio reception is switched off.
In areas in which the selected station is not con‐
tinuously received in digital mode, playback
switches between analog and digital reception.
In this case, switch off digital radio reception.
Selecting the programs of a digital
station
Some stations broadcast multiple programs. To
select one of these programs:
1. "SET"
1. "SET"
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1.
Press the button repeatedly until
the desired digital station is displayed. If a
station broadcasts multiple programs, the
following display appears, for example:
"HD1"
2. "LIST"
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3. "HD1" ... "HD8" Select the desired program.
Up to eight programs can be selected per
station.
Displaying additional information
For digital stations, additional information can
be displayed on the current track, such as the
name of the artist.
Deactivating
1.
3. "SAT"
Hold the button down.
A phone number and the electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed. The electronic
serial number is required for deactivation.
"INFO"
Operational displays
▷ "acquiring": the system is looking for digital
stations.
▷ "No Signal": no digital stations are being re‐
ceived.
Press the button.
2. "SAT"
4. To have the channels deactivated, call the
phone number.
Selecting and storing a channel
Press the button.
1.
Satellite radio
2. "SAT"
Over 100 different channels with high fidelity
can be received. The channels are offered in
fixed packages and must be activated.
3. "CAT"
4. Select the desired category.
You may experience signal drops and muting
events related to this new technology.
To display all channels:
Activating or deactivated channels
To store a channel:
Press the button.
1.
2. "SAT"
5. Select the desired channel.
"ALL"
Select the symbol.
1.
2. "SAT"
Press the button repeatedly until the desired
memory level, SAT 1 or SAT 2, is reached.
3. "CAT"
4. Select the desired category.
The channels are displayed.
This symbol identifies the current chan‐
nel.
3. "1" ... "6"
Press and hold the function button under the
desired memory location until the channel is
audible again after a brief interruption.
Activating
Changing to the current channel
1. Turn the right knob to select a channel that
is not yet activated.
"CURR"
2. Press the right knob to confirm a channel.
Additional information
A phone number and the electronic serial
number, ESN, are displayed. The electronic
serial number is required for activation.
3. To have the channels activated, call the
phone number.
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The name of the channel and additional infor‐
mation on the current track are displayed, such
as the name of the artist.
1. Select the desired channel.
2. "INFO"
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Changing the channel using the buttons
Press the button for the correspond‐
ing direction. The next enabled channel is
opened.
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Starting the CD player
A CD is contained in the CD player.
1. Switch on the car radio if necessary.
2.
Press the button.
Search
3. "CD"
1.
Starting the CD/DVD changer
Press and hold the button for the
corresponding direction. The activated
channels appear on the display one after the
other.
2. Release the button to select the displayed
channel.
1. Switch on the car radio if necessary.
2. Fill the CD/DVD compartments, refer to
page 125.
3.
Press the button.
4. "DVD"
Notes
When there is a signal blockage or the transmis‐
sion is suspended momentarily for more than
4 seconds, a message will appear on the display.
Service may be interrupted or unavailable for
specific reasons such as environmental or topo‐
graphic conditions and others that Satellite
Radio cannot directly control. Signal may not be
available under tunnels, in parking garages, next
to tall buildings, nearby trees with dense foliage,
nearby mountains or other possible strong sour‐
ces of radio interference. Service should resume
normally after the source of signal unavailability
has been cleared.
CD/multimedia
CD player and CD/DVD changer
Filling the CD player
Insert the CD into the CD drive with the printed
side up.
Playback begins automatically.
Reading can take a few minutes with com‐
pressed audio files.
5. Press the button of the desired CD/DVD
number.
The corresponding CD/DVD number is shown
on the display. At the end of the last track, the
device changes to the next CD/DVD.
Skipping to another track
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired track is played.
With the right knob:
Turn the right knob until the desired track is
played back.
Fast forward/reverse
Hold the button down.
Tracks can be heard but are distorted.
Briefly playing and selecting a track
"SC"
All tracks are played briefly one after the other.
To interrupt the function and select a track:
"SC"
Random playback
"RND"
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To end random playback:
"RND"
CD/DVD changer
In the glove compartment
Compressed audio files
CD players and CD/DVD changers can play back
CDs or DVDs with compressed audio data: MP3
and WMA.
Selecting a track
1. "LIST"
2. Select the desired directory using the right
knob.
▷
: press the right knob to open a di‐
rectory.
▷
: press the right knob to close a di‐
rectory.
3. Select other directories if you wish.
4. Highlight the desired track and press the
right knob.
You can scroll through the directories during
playback.
To change to the current track:
"CURR"
The BMW CD/DVD changer for six CDs/DVDs is
located in the glove compartment.
Press the lever.
The CD/DVD changer is tilted down.
To close: fold the CD/DVD changer up until it
engages.
Fold the CD/DVD changer up
Always fold the CD/DVD changer back up
after filling and emptying it; otherwise, the DVD
changer could be damaged.◀
Controls and displays
Displaying information on the track
Any information stored on the currently selected
track can be displayed.
1. "LIST"
2. "TRACK"
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1
Empty CD/DVD compartments
2
LEDs on the CD/DVD slot
3
Buttons for CD/DVD compartments
4
CD/DVD slot
5
Load CD/DVD compartments
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Loading the CD/DVD compartments
individually
Removing a single CD/DVD
1.
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.◀
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 vacant compartments.
Sliding in CDs/DVDs
Do not insert the CD/DVD until the LEDs
on the DVD slot are flashing; otherwise, the CD/
DVD or the CD/DVD changer could be damaged.
Press the button.
2. Select the CD/DVD compartment.
The CD/DVD is partially ejected.
3. Remove the CD/DVD.
Removing all CDs/DVDs
1.
Press the button for a longer period.
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:
▷
Filling all vacant CD/DVD
compartments
1.
Entertainment
▷
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.
Starting playback
Do not continue to push on the CD/DVD; this
may cause it to jam and prevent it from being
able to eject again.◀
A DVD is located in the DVD changer.
After they are inserted, it may take several mi‐
nutes for the CDs/DVDs to be read in.
2. "DVD"
1.
3. Select the desired DVD.
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Selecting a chapter using the button
Notes
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired chapter is played.
CD/DVD player and changer
Fast forward/reverse
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.◀
Hold the button down.
Selecting the language
The languages that are available depend on the
DVD.
1. "AUDIO"
2. Select the desired language with the right
knob.
Operational displays
CD player
▷ "Insert CD"
The CD slot is empty.
▷ "Error CD"
The CD cannot be read or is defective.
▷ "Temp. CD"
Operating temperature is too high.
CD/DVD changer
▷ "Insert DVD"
The CD/DVD is incorrectly inserted or the
compartments are empty.
▷ "Error DVD"
The CD/DVD cannot be read or is defective.
▷ "Temp DVD"
Operating temperature is too high.
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Do not remove the cover
CDs and DVDs
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.
▷ 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.
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Malfunctions involving individual CDs/
DVDs
External devices
If malfunctions occur only with particular CDs/
DVDs, this can be due to one of the following
causes:
AUX-IN port
Self-recorded CDs/DVDs
▷ 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.
Entertainment
At a glance
▷ For connecting audio devices, e.g., MP3
player. The sound is output on the vehicle
loudspeakers.
▷ Recommendation: use medium tone and
volume settings on the audio device. The
tone depends on the quality of the audio
files.
Connecting
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.
The AUX-IN port is in the center armrest.
Connect the headphone connector or line-out
connector of the device to the AUX-IN port.
Playback
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.
1. Connect the audio device, switch it on and
select a track on the audio device.
2.
Press the button.
3. "AUX"
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.
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Adjusting the volume
File system
1.
Standard file systems for USB devices are sup‐
ported. The FAT 32 format is recommended.
Press the button.
2. "AUX"
Connecting
3. "Vol-AUX"
4. Connect the audio device, switch it on and
select a track on the audio device.
USB audio interface/mobile phone
audio interface
At a glance
It is possible to connect external audio devices.
The sound is output on the vehicle loudspeak‐
ers.
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 143, when equipped with extended
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.
The USB audio interface is in the center armrest.
Connection of Apple iPod/iPhone via USB
audio interface
To connect the iPod, use the BMW cable
adapter for the Apple iPod. Additional informa‐
tion can be obtained from your service center or
on the Internet: www.bmw.com.
Connect the Apple iPod/iPhone with the AUXIN port and USB interface.
The Apple iPod/iPhone menu structure is sup‐
ported by the USB audio interface.
Connection of a USB device via the USB
audio interface
Connect using a flexible adapter cable to protect
the USB audio interface and the USB device
against physical damage.
Connect the USB device to the USB interface.
Audio files
After connecting for the first time
Standard audio files can be played back:
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.
▷ MP3.
▷ WMA.
▷ WAV (PCM).
▷ AAC, M4A.
▷ Playback lists: M3U, WPL, PLS.
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During transmission, the tracks can be called up
via the file directory.
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Number of tracks
▷ "GEN": musical genre.
Information from up to four USB devices or for
approx. 20,000 tracks can be stored in the ve‐
hicle. If a fifth device is connected or if more than
20,000 tracks are stored, information on exist‐
ing tracks may be deleted.
▷ "ART": artist.
Entertainment
▷ "ALB": album.
1. Select the desired category.
2. If necessary, select the desired directory us‐
ing the right knob.
Copy protection
▷
Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Man‐
agement (DRM) cannot be played.
: press the right knob to open a di‐
rectory.
▷
: press the right knob to close a di‐
rectory.
Playback
1.
3. Select other directories if you wish.
Press the button.
2. "IPOD" or "USB"
Changing the music track
4. Highlight the desired track and press the
right knob.
You can scroll through the directories during
playback.
To change to the current track:
Skipping to another track
"CURR"
It is possible to skip to another track within the
selected directory.
Displaying information on the track
Press the button repeatedly until the
desired track is played.
With the right knob:
Turn the right knob until the desired track is
played back.
Fast forward/reverse
Hold the button down.
Tracks can be heard but are distorted.
Random playback
"RND"
To end random playback: "RND"
Selecting a track
Depending on the connected device, the track
can be selected via the following category:
▷ "LIST": playback lists.
▷ "DIR": device file structure.
Any information stored on the currently selected
track can be displayed.
"TRACK"
Adjusting the 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.
1. "LEV"
2. Turn the right knob until the desired volume
is set and press the knob.
Notes
Do not expose the audio device to extreme en‐
vironmental conditions, such as very high tem‐
peratures; refer to the audio device operating
instructions.
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.
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Information on connection
▷ 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.
▷ Do not use the USB audio interface to re‐
charge external devices.
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Communication
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.
At a glance
Avoid operating a mobile phone that has been
detected by the vehicle on the keypad of the
mobile phone, as this may lead to malfunctions.
Note
Approved mobile phones
Equipment version with the full preparation
package mobile phone or a hands-free system.
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.
The concept
Mobile phones can be connected with the vehi‐
cle via Bluetooth.
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 the radio, the but‐
tons on the steering wheel, and via voice acti‐
vation.
After a suitable mobile phone is paired with the
vehicle once, you can operate the mobile phone
via the radio, the buttons on the steering wheel,
and via voice activation.
Notes
At high temperatures, the charging function of
the mobile phone may be limited and functions
may not be executed.
Playing music from the mobile phone
Depending on your mobile phone and the vehi‐
cle equipment, you can play the music data of
the mobile phone in the vehicle.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Blue‐
tooth® SIG, Inc.
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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Controls
Communication
▷ Select the menu item: press the right knob.
Using the function buttons
Press the left or right side of the function
button under the menu item.
If only one menu item is displayed above the
function button, press the middle of the button.
Representation in the Owner's Manual
1
On/off, volume control.
2
Display.
3
▷ Turn: highlight the menu item on the
display or set the value.
▷ Press: select the highlighted menu item
or store the setting.
4
Opens the main menu.
5
Redial, accept a call, start dialing, terminate
a call and change to the Telephone menu.
6
Function buttons for selecting the menu
items shown directly above them on the dis‐
play.
Menu navigation
Selecting menu items
There are two ways to select a menu item on the
display.
"..." Identifies radio display texts used to select
individual functions.
Symbols on the display
Symbol Meaning
Function is selected.
Leave the menu, one menu back.
Display additional menu items.
Scroll display. The list contains more
than two entries.
Reception of the wireless network:
the display depends on the signal
strength.
Using the hands-free system.
Message not read.
Message read.
Using the right knob
Pairing/unpairing the mobile
phone
Requirements
▷ The mobile phone is suitable, refer to
page 134.
▷ The mobile phone is ready for operation.
▷ Highlight the menu item: turn the right knob.
▷ Bluetooth is activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone.
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▷ 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.
6. 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.
▷ 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 Bluetooth name of the vehicle appears
on the mobile phone display.
▷ The ignition is switched on.
Activating/deactivating Bluetooth
7. Select the Bluetooth name of the vehicle on
the mobile phone display.
You are prompted by the radio or mobile
phone to enter the same Bluetooth passkey.
Bluetooth is not permitted everywhere. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
8. Enter the passkey on the mobile phone and
confirm it.
To activate the connection:
9. "ADD"
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
10. Enter the same passkey on the radio using
the function buttons and confirm it.
2.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
Press twice if necessary.
4. "BT-ON"
To deactivate the connection again:
If pairing was successful, the mobile phone ap‐
pears on the radio display.
Four mobile phones can be paired with the ve‐
hicle at once.
1. "BT"
2. "BT-OFF"
If pairing was unsuccessful: What to do if..., refer
to page 137.
3. "YES"
Pairing and connecting
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. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
To delete the last digit: "DELETE"
11. "OK"
Repeating the pairing procedure/help
If pairing failed:
1. "REPEAT"
2. Repeat steps 6 to 10.
To display the Customer Relations phone num‐
ber: "CALLS"
Turn the right knob to display the Customer Re‐
lations phone number and information needed
for pairing.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
Following the initial pairing
4. "BT"
▷ The mobile phone is detected/connected in
the vehicle within a short period of time
when the engine is running or the ignition is
switched on.
5. "PAIR"
Turn the right knob to display the Bluetooth
name of your vehicle.
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Communication
▷ 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.
6. "DELETE"
▷ Four mobile phones can be paired.
Information on suitable mobile phones, refer to
page 134.
▷ 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
If more than one mobile phone is detected by the
vehicle, the first mobile phone on the list is con‐
nected. A different detected mobile phone may
be connected with the vehicle.
The mobile phone is connected with the ve‐
hicle.
A different mobile phone can be connected by
selecting it.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
4. "BT"
5. Turn the right knob until the mobile phone
to be connected is displayed.
6. "PRIO"
Press the button repeatedly until the desired
position is reached.
Unpairing the mobile phone
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
4. "BT"
5. Turn the right knob until the mobile phone
to be unpaired is displayed.
7. "YES"
What to do if...
The mobile phone could not be paired or con‐
nected.
▷ Is Bluetooth activated in the vehicle and on
the mobile phone? Activate Bluetooth on
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 on
the radio.
▷ 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 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.
▷ Is the ambient temperature too high or low?
Do not expose the mobile phone to extreme
environmental conditions.
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.
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▷ It may not be possible to display phone book
entries with special characters.
Adjusting the volume
▷ 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.
The phone connection quality is poor.
▷ The strength of the Bluetooth signal on the
mobile phone can be adjusted, depending
on the mobile phone.
▷ Insert the mobile phone into the snap-in
adapter or place it in the area of the center
console.
▷ Adjust the volume of the microphone and
loudspeakers.
If all points in this list have been checked and the
required function is still not available, contact
Customer Relations or the service center.
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.
Incoming call
Controls
The following functions can be operated on the
radio:
▷ Accept/reject a call.
▷ Dial a phone number.
▷ Dial a phone number from the phone book.
▷ Dial a stored phone number, such as from
the list of accepted calls.
▷ In conjunction with the full preparation pack‐
age mobile phone: BMW Assist, refer to
page 145.
When the ignition and the radio ready state are
switched off, such as after the remote control is
removed, an existing call can be continued for
up to 25 minutes on the hands-free system.
Receiving calls
If the number of the caller is stored in the phone
book and is transmitted by the network, the
name of the contact is displayed. Otherwise,
only the phone number is displayed.
Accepting a call
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or radio.
or
"YES"
Rejecting a call
"NO"
Ending a call
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or radio.
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or
Communication
The phone numbers of the last eight ac‐
cepted calls are stored. For this to be pos‐
sible, it must be possible to transmit the
phone number of the caller.
"END"
Entering a phone number
▷ "MISSED"
Dialing a number
The phone numbers of the last eight calls
that were not accepted are stored. For this
to be possible, it must be possible to trans‐
mit the phone number of the caller.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
4. "#"
5. Enter the desired phone number on the but‐
tons 0–9.
To delete the last digit: "DEL"
6.
Briefly press the button on the
steering wheel or radio.
or
Press the right knob to dial the phone num‐
ber.
Phone book
Dialing a phone number from the phone
book
The list A-Z is available for phone book entries.
If entries with different names but the same
phone number are transferred to the vehicle
from the mobile phone, only one entry is dis‐
played.
The display of the phone book entries on the
radio may differ from the display on the mobile
phone, such as the order of the first and last
names.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
Dialed phone numbers, incoming calls and en‐
tries in the phone book are stored on lists if the
mobile phone is connected to the vehicle via
Bluetooth.
2.
Five lists are available:
5.
▷ "A-Z"
Entries of the phone book of the SIM card or
of the mobile phone, which consist of a
name and phone number, are sorted in al‐
phabetical order.
4. "A-Z"
The arrows indicate that additional
letters can be displayed.
Turn the right knob to display additional let‐
ters if necessary.
6. Turn the right knob to select the first letter
of the entry.
7. Select the entry with the function button.
▷ "TOP8"
The Top 8 list contains the eight phone
numbers that were dialed most frequently.
▷ "LAST8"
The last eight phone numbers that were di‐
aled are stored. The phone number dialed
last is at the top of the list.
▷ "CALLS"
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
The phone number is dialed.
To display all entries:
1. Turn the right knob to select the first letter
of the entry and press the knob.
2. Turn the right knob to select the desired en‐
try and press the knob.
or
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Press the button on the steering
wheel or radio to dial the number.
The phone number is dialed.
Editing and dialing a phone number
from the phone book
You can edit the phone number of an entry be‐
fore making a call. This change is not stored in
the phone book.
2. "DEL"
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.
This function is only available if a connection ex‐
ists and if the hands-free system is being used.
1. Selecting an entry.
1. "Keypad"
2. "EDIT"
2. Enter the DTMF code on the buttons 0–9.
3. To delete a digit: "DEL"
3. If necessary, press and hold the function
button on the right or left to enter special
characters.
4. Enter additional digits on the buttons 0–9.
5. Press the right knob to dial the phone num‐
ber.
Dialing a phone number from the phone
book using the buttons on the steering
wheel
1.
Press and hold the button to display
the Telephone menu.
2. Press the arrow buttons on the steering
wheel to leaf through the phone book.
3.
Press the button to dial the phone
number.
Dialing a phone number stored in a list
To select an entry and establish a connection:
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "PHONE"
4. Select a list, for instance "TOP8"
5. Turn the right knob to select an entry and
press the knob to dial the phone number.
Displaying the call duration
During a call:
"DURAT"
Hands-free system
General information
Calls that are being made on the hands-free
system can be continued on the mobile phone
and vice versa.
From the mobile phone to the handsfree system
Calls that were begun outside of the Bluetooth
range of the vehicle can be continued on the
hands-free system with the ignition switched
on.
Depending on the mobile phone, the system au‐
tomatically switches to the hands-free system.
If the system does not switch over automatically,
follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
Deleting an individual entry
1. Select an entry from the list.
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Telephone
From the hands-free system to the
mobile phone
Calls that are made on the hands-free system
can in some cases be continued on the mobile
phone; this depends on the mobile phone.
Follow the instructions on the mobile phone dis‐
play; refer also to the mobile phone operating
instructions.
Communication
Possible commands are announced.
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‹
Voice operation
Example: dialing a phone number
General information
1.
Press the button on the steering
wheel.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the mo‐
bile phone can be operated by means of voice
activation as described below.
2. ›Dial number‹
The concept
3. For instance, ›123 456 790‹
▷ 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 for voice operation.
Using voice activation
Activating the voice activation system
Press the button on the steering
1.
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.
The system says: »Please say the number«.
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.
›Help‹.
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Redialing
Adjusting the volume
›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
Turn the left knob during an announcement.
1. ›Save name‹
▷ The volume remains constant even if the
volume of other audio sources is changed.
2. Say the name. Do not exceed the speaking
duration of approx. 2 seconds.
▷ The volume is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
3. Say the phone number after being prompted
to do so by the system.
Notes
4. ›Save‹
Deleting an entry
1. ›Delete name‹
2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
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.
3. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
Instead, use the SOS button, refer to
page 176, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.
Deleting all entries
Environmental conditions
1. ›Delete phonebook‹
2. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
3. Confirm the prompt again: ›Yes‹
▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters
smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐
sis, and speed.
1. ›Read phonebook‹
▷ Keep the doors, windows, and retractable
hardtop closed to prevent noise interfer‐
ence.
2. When the desired entry is read aloud:
say ›Dial number‹
▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle
while speaking.
Reading and selecting entries
Selecting an entry
BMW phone numbers
1. ›Dial name‹
2. Say the name after being prompted to do so.
3. Confirm the prompt: ›Yes‹
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You can have several service phone numbers
displayed even if BMW Assist is not activated.
When you activate BMW Assist, the services of
BMW Assist become available, refer to
page 145.
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Telephone
▷ "Road Assist": BMW Roadside Assistance,
if you require help in the event of a break‐
down.
Communication
Inserting/removing the snap-in adapter
1. Press button 1 and remove the cover.
▷ "Serv. Appt.": BMW center, if you wish to
arrange a service appointment.
▷ "Cust Relat": Customer Relations, for infor‐
mation on all aspects of your vehicle.
Displaying the phone numbers
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "BMW"
2. Insert the snap-in adapter at the front, ar‐
row 1, and press down, arrow 2, until it en‐
gages.
4. Turn the right knob until the desired phone
number is displayed.
Snap-in adapter
General information
More information on compatible snap-in adapt‐
ers that support the functions of the mobile
phone is available at the service center.
Notes
3. To remove the snap-in adapter: press but‐
ton 1.
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.
Installation position
In the center armrest.
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.
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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.
Removing the mobile phone
Press the button and remove the mobile phone.
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ConnectedDrive
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.
Press the SOS button to contact the BMW
Assist Response Center.
To continue using or to deactivate the services,
please contact your service partner or the BMW
customer hotline.
Activating or updating
TeleServices or BMW Assist
TeleService
General information
TeleService supports communication with your
service center.
▷ Data on the vehicle's service requirements
can be sent directly to the service center. In
this way, the service center can plan its work
in advance. This shortens the duration of the
service appointment.
▷ In the event of a breakdown, data on the ve‐
hicle's condition can be sent directly to
Roadside Assistance.
To be able to use the services of TeleServices
or BMW Assist, they must be activated.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
4. "SET"
5. "SETUP"
6. "YES"
TeleServices and, if necessary, BMW Assist
are activated and the data exchange with the
service center can begin. Activation take
several minutes. The respective status is
shown on the display.
▷ The service varies by country.
▷ Connection costs may ensue.
▷ Services may be restricted abroad.
Requirements
▷ The vehicle is equipped with the BMW As‐
sist and Bluetooth system.
Concierge service
▷ BMW Assist is activated.
General information
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.
▷ 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.
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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.
Starting the Concierge service
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
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Manual service request
4. "CONCIE"
5. Press the right knob to call the Concierge
service.
Reading messages
Message was not read yet.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
Dialing a transferred phone number
4. "SERV."
1. Select the message and press the knob.
The data relevant to the service are transmitted.
Your service center will contact you to arrange a
service appointment.
2. Select the phone number and press the
knob.
Deleting a message
1. Select the message and press the knob.
Customer Relations
2. "DEL"
Contact Customer Relations for information on
all aspects of your vehicle.
Roadside Assistance
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
BMW Roadside Assistance can be contacted if
assistance is needed in the event of a break‐
down.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
4. "BMW"
2.
My Info
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
4. "RDASST"
Contact is established to Roadside Assis‐
tance. Roadside Assistance performs an indepth diagnosis of the vehicle.
5. "ACCEPT"
Depending on the procedure Roadside As‐
sistance uses to assist you, press the but‐
ton.
This service can be used to transmit text mes‐
sages to the vehicle in conjunction with phone
numbers via the BMW Assist Internet portal and
to display these.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
4. "MYINF"
Automatic Service Request
The data regarding the maintenance status of
your vehicle or pertaining to legally mandated
inspections are automatically transmitted be‐
fore a service due date.
The transmitted messages are displayed
automatically.
5. To display an existing message: select the
message and press the knob.
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Up to ten messages can be displayed. If more
messages are received, existing messages are
deleted automatically.
Reading messages
Message was not read yet.
Dialing a transferred phone number
Displaying vehicle data
If TeleServices or BMW Assist is activated, you
can have the vehicle identification number of
your vehicle displayed.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
If you received a message containing a phone
number, you can forward it to your phone and
dial the phone number.
2.
1. Select the message and press the knob.
5. "PROFIL"
2. "CALL"
The BMW Assist profile of the vehicle is dis‐
played.
Deleting a message
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
4. "SET"
1. Select the message and press the knob.
2. "DEL"
Services status
Displaying the services
You are informed of any changes to the Tele‐
Services or BMW Assist offer. In this case, you
should update the services.
1. Switch on the radio ready state or the igni‐
tion.
2.
Press the button.
3. "ASSIST"
4. "SET"
5. "STATUS"
6. Turn the right knob to display the activated
services.
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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 filler flap
Opening
General information
Refuel promptly
At the latest, refuel at a range of 30 miles/
50 km; otherwise, the engine function is not en‐
sured and damage may occur.◀
2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to
the fuel filler flap.
Closing
Notes
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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1. Briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler
flap.
Fit the fuel cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
Do not pinch the retaining strap
Do not pinch the retaining strap attached
to the cap; otherwise, the cap cannot be closed
properly and fuel vapors can escape.◀
The warning lamp lights up briefly if
the fuel cap is loose or missing. If this
occurs, close the cap correctly.
Manually unlocking fuel filler flap
In the event of a malfunction, you can release the
fuel filler flap manually:
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Mobility
Pull the button in the trunk with the fuel pump
symbol down. This releases the fuel filler flap.
Observe the following when refueling
Handling fuels
Obey safety regulations posted at the gas
station.◀
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle com‐
pletely into the filler pipe. Avoid lifting the filler
nozzle while filling the tank, as that would lead
to:
▷ Premature pump shutoff.
▷ Reduced efficiency of the fuel-vapor recov‐
ery system.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks
off the first time.
Fuel tank capacity
Approx. 14.5 gallons/55 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.
Fuel quality
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.◀
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.◀
Required fuel
Super Premium Gasoline/AKI 91
This gasoline is highly recommended.
This has no effect on the engine life.
Minimum fuel grade
Do not use any gasoline below the mini‐
mum specified fuel grade; otherwise, engine
damage may occur.◀
Use high-quality brands
Field experience has indicated significant differ‐
ences in fuel quality: volatility, composition, ad‐
ditives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale in
the United States and Canada.
Fuels containing up to and including 10 % etha‐
nol or other oxygenates with up to 2.8 % oxygen
by weight, that is, 15 % MTBE or 3 % methanol
plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not
void the applicable warranties with respect to
defects in materials or workmanship.
Minimum fuel grade
The use of poor-quality fuels may result in
driveability, starting and stalling problems es‐
pecially under certain environmental conditions
such as high ambient temperature and high al‐
titude.
Should you encounter driveability problems
which you suspect could be related to the fuel
you are using, we recommend that you respond
by switching to a recognized high-quality brand
such as gasoline that is advertised as Top Tier
Detergent Gasoline.
Failure to comply with these recommendations
may result in unscheduled maintenance.◀
Gasoline with lower AKI
However, you may also use gasoline with less
AKI.
The minimum AKI rating is: 89
If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat‐
ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds
when starting at high outside temperatures.
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Wheels and tires
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.
Tire inflation pressure
Information for your safety
It is not merely the tires' service life, but also
driving comfort and, to a great extent, driving
safety that depend on the condition of the tires
and the maintenance of the specified tire pres‐
sure.
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
Regularly check the tire inflation pressure
and correct it as needed: at least twice a month
and before a long trip. If you fail to observe this
precaution, you may be driving on tires with in‐
correct tire pressures, a condition that may not
only compromise your vehicle's driving stability,
but also lead to tire damage and the risk of an
accident.◀
Pressure specifications
The tables below provide all the correct inflation
pressures for the specified tire sizes at ambient
temperature.
The inflation pressures apply to the tire sizes
approved and tire brands recommended by
BMW; a list of these is available from your 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.
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.
After correcting the tire inflation pressure, rein‐
itialize the Flat Tire Monitor, refer to page 75.
After correcting the tire inflation pressure, reset
the Tire Pressure Monitor, refer to page 78.
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.◀
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Tire inflation pressures for driving
above 100 mph or 160 km/h
including those exceeding 100 mph or 160 km/
h. Otherwise, tire damage and accidents could
occur.◀
Adjust the tire inflation pressures
Observe all national and local maximum speed
limits; otherwise, violations of the laws could oc‐
cur.
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
Tire inflation pressures Z4 sDrive28i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up
to 100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds in‐
cluding those exceed‐
ing 100 mph/160 km/h
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.7/39
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W RSC
-
2.9/42
-
2.9/42
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
2.9/42
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 W RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 W RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.7/39
All pressure specifications in the table are in‐
dicated in bar/psi with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Without Sport Package:
225/45 R 17 91 V RSC
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S RSC
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL RSC
With Sport Package:
225/45 R 17 91 W RSC
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S RSC
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL RSC
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W RSC
2.5/36
-
2.6/38
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.1/45
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL RSC
-
2.9/42
-
3.0/44
More details on the permissible load and weights, refer to page 204.
Tire inflation pressures Z4 sDrive35i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up
to 100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds in‐
cluding those exceed‐
ing 100 mph/160 km/h
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 V RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 V RSC
-
2.7/39
-
2.7/39
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W RSC
-
2.9/42
-
2.9/42
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
-
Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL RSC
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2.9/42
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2.9/42
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 225/45 R 17 91 W RSC
2.5/36
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2.5/36
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Rear: 255/40 R 17 94 W RSC
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2.7/39
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2.8/41
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W RSC
2.5/36
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2.7/39
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All pressure specifications in the table are in‐
dicated in bar/psi with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Without Sport Package:
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S RSC
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL RSC
With Sport Package:
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S RSC
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL RSC
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Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W RSC
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2.9/42
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3.2/46
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
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Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL RSC
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2.9/42
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3.0/44
More details on the permissible load and weights, refer to page 204.
Tire inflation pressures Z4 sDrive35is
Tire size
Pressure specifications in bar/PSI
Traveling speeds of up
to 100 mph/160 km/h
Traveling speeds in‐
cluding those exceed‐
ing 100 mph/160 km/h
2.5/36
3.0/44
2.5/36
3.0/44
Front: 225/40 R 18 88 W RSC
2.7/39
-
2.7/39
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Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W RSC
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3.2/46
-
3.2/46
Front: 225/35 R 19 88 Y XL RSC
2.5/36
-
2.5/36
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Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL RSC
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3.0/44
-
3.0/44
All pressure specifications in the table are in‐
dicated in bar/psi with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
225/45 R 17 91 H M+S RSC
225/45 R 17 94 V M+S XL RSC
More details on the permissible load and weights, refer to page 204.
Tire identification marks
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of the tire
makes it easier to identify and choose the right
tires.
91: 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: 225/45 R 17 91 V
H = up to 131 mph/210 km/h
225: nominal width in mm
V = up to 150 mph/240 km/h
45: aspect ratio in %
W = up to 167 mph/270 km/h
R: radial tire code
Y = up to 186 mph/300 km/h
17: 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:
Mobility
however, and may depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics
and climate.
DOT xxxx xxx 3311
Traction
xxxx: manufacturer code for the tire brand
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are
AA, A, B, and C.
xxx: tire size and tire design
3311: tire age
Tire age
The tire manufacturing date is contained in the
tire identification mark: DOT ... 3311 means that
the tire was manufactured in the week 33 of
2011.
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
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 (11/2) times
as well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions of their use,
Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop
on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test surfa‐
ces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based
on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and
does not include acceleration, cornering, hydro‐
planing, or peak traction characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
heat when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sus‐
tained high temperature can cause the material
of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire
failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades 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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Wheels and tires
RSC – Run-flat tires
The symbol identifying run-flat tires is a circle
with the letters RSC on the sidewall, refer to
page 161.
M+S
Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than
summer tires.
XL
Designation for specially reinforced tires.
Tire damage
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.
Inspect your tires often for damage, foreign ob‐
jects lodged in the tread, and tread wear.
Indications of tire damage or other vehicle de‐
fects:
Tire tread
▷ Unusual vibrations during driving.
Summer tires
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.12 in/3 mm.
▷ Unusual handling such as a strong tendency
to pull to the left or right.
In case of tire damage
Winter tires
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.
Do not drive with a tire tread depth of less than
0.16 in/4 mm.
Drive carefully to the next service center or tire
shop.
Below a tread depth of 0.16 in/4 mm, tires are
less suitable for winter operation.
If necessary, have the vehicle towed.◀
Minimum tread depth
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.◀
There is an increased danger of hydroplaning if
the tread depth is less than 0.12 in/3 mm.
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.
They are marked on the side of the tire with TWI,
Tread Wear Indicator.
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Label
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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
RSC label on the tire sidewall.
The wheels are composed of special rims and
tires that are self-supporting, to a limited de‐
gree.
The support of the sidewall allows the tire to re‐
main drivable to a restricted degree in the event
of a pressure loss.
Driving can continue with a damaged tire, refer
to page 77.
Changing run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
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.◀
Recommended tire brands
Changing wheels and tires
Mounting
Information on mounting tires
Have mounting and balancing performed
only by a service center or tire specialist.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
Wheel and tire combination
Information on the correct wheel-tire combina‐
tion and rim versions for your vehicle can be ob‐
tained from your service center.
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.
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Wheels and 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.◀
Always protect tires against all contact with oil,
grease and fuels.
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐
sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Snow chains
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
vision. You can obtain this sign from the tire spe‐
cialist or from your service center.
Maximum speed for winter tires
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.
Snow chains must be mounted in pairs and on
the rear wheels only. Observe the manufactur‐
er's instructions when mounting snow chains.
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph/50 km/h when
using snow chains.
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor if snow
chains are mounted; otherwise, the instrument
might issue an incorrect reading.
When driving with snow chains, it can be bene‐
ficial to temporarily activate DTC, refer to
page 83.
Do not exceed the maximum speed for the
winter tires; otherwise, tire damage and acci‐
dents can occur.◀
Run-flat tires
For your own safety, only use run-flat tires. No
spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire. Your
service center will be glad to advise you.
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.
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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
1
Coolant expansion tank 166
5
Engine oil filler neck 165
2
Starting aid terminal, negative termi‐
nal 178
6
Starting aid terminal, positive termi‐
nal 178
3
Vehicle identification number
4
Filler neck for washer fluid for the headlamp
and window washer system 52
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Hood
Danger of injury when the hood is open
There is a danger of injury from protruding
parts when the hood is open.◀
Opening the hood
Working in the engine compartment
Never attempt to perform any service or
repair operations on your vehicle without the
necessary professional technical training.
Closing the hood
If you are unfamiliar with the statutory guide‐
lines, have any work on the vehicle performed
only by a service center.
If this work is not carried out properly, there is
the danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards.◀
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are resting against the wind‐
shield before you open the engine compart‐
ment. Do not open the engine hood before the
engine has cooled down; otherwise, injuries may
result.◀
1. Pull the lever.
Close the hood from a height of approx. 16 in/
40 cm with momentum. It must be clearly heard
to engage.
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.◀
Checking the oil level
The concept
2. Push the release lever to the right and open
the hood.
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.
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Display in the instrument cluster
1. Press button 1 in the turn indicator lever up
or down repeatedly until the appropriate
symbol appears in the display, accompanied
by the word "OIL".
2. Press button 2 in the turn indicator lever.
The oil level is checked and the reading dis‐
played.
Possible displays
Too much engine oil
1
Oil level OK
2
Oil level is being checked. This can take
about 3 minutes if the car is at a standstill on
a level surface, or about 5 minutes while the
car is on the move.
3
Oil level at minimum: add engine oil as soon
as possible, but no more than 1 US quart/
1 liter.
4
Oil level is too high.
5
The oil level sensor is defective. Do not add
engine oil. It is possible to continue driving.
Note the newly calculated remaining mile‐
age until the next oil service. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possible.
Have the vehicle checked immediately;
otherwise, surplus oil can lead to engine dam‐
age.◀
Adding engine oil
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Engine compartment
Depending on the engine, the filler neck is lo‐
cated in the middle, as shown, or at the front
corner in the engine cover.
Add a maximum quantity of 1 US quart/1 liter of
oil only after the following warning lamp lights up
in the instrument cluster or the oil level monitor
shows "+1qt" or "+1l".
Approved oil types
Specification
BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01 FE
Further information on approved oil types can be
obtained from the service center.
Alternative oil types
If the approved engine oils are not available, up
to 1 US quart/liter of an oil with the following
specification can be used:
Specification
Add oil promptly
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km;
otherwise, engine damage could result.◀
API SM or a higher quality standard
Oil change
Protect children
Keep oil, grease, etc., out of reach of chil‐
dren and heed the warnings on the containers
to prevent health risks.◀
An oil change should be carried out by the serv‐
ice center only.
Oil types for refilling
Notes
No oil additives
Oil additives may lead to engine damage.◀
Viscosity classes of engine oils
When selecting an engine oil, ensure that
the engine oil belongs to one of the viscosity
classes SAE 0W-40, SAE 0W-30, SAE 5W-40,
or SAE 5W-30, or malfunctions or engine dam‐
age may occur.◀
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
engine.
Some oil types are not available in all countries.
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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.◀
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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.
Checking the coolant level
1. Let the engine cool.
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.
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the 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.
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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
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 65, can be displayed on the instrument
cluster.
Storage periods
Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
count.
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter.
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Infor‐
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
Maintenance and repair should be performed by
your service center. Make sure to have regular
maintenance procedures recorded in the vehi‐
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models, and in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These en‐
tries are proof of regular maintenance.
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.
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Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis
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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.
An OBD socket for testing components that are
critical to exhaust composition is located under
a cover on the driver's side.
Emissions
▷ The warning lamp lights up:
The emissions values are deterio‐
rating. Have the vehicle checked as
soon as possible.
▷ 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.
Fuel cap
The indicator lamp lights up.
If the fuel cap is not properly tightened,
the OBD system may conclude that fuel vapor is
escaping. If the cap is then tightened, the display
should go out in a short time.
Data memory
Your vehicle records data relating to vehicle op‐
eration, faults and user settings. These data are
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Replacing components
Replacing components
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.
3. Press the hook.
4. Pull the wiper blade downward out of the
holder and remove it toward the top left, see
arrow.
Do not fold out the wiper arms
To avoid damage, make sure that the
wiper arms are resting against the windshield
before you open the engine compartment.◀
Lamp and bulb replacement
Tool kit
General information
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution
to vehicle safety.
The manufacturer of your vehicle recommends
that you entrust corresponding procedures to
your service center if you are unfamiliar with
them or they are not described here.
The onboard vehicle tool kit is stored in a pouch
under the trunk floor panel.
Replacing the wiper blades
You can obtain a selection of replacement bulbs
at your 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.◀
1. Fold up the wiper arm.
2. Fold the wiper blade upwards.
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Do not touch the bulbs
Do not touch the glass of new bulbs with
your bare hands, as even minute amounts of
contamination will burn into the bulb's surface
and reduce its service life.
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Use a clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or
hold the bulb by its base.◀
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Parking lamps, roadside parking lamps,
daytime running lights
H8 bulb, 35 watt
Light-emitting diodes LED
Light-emitting diodes installed behind translu‐
cent lenses serve as the light source for many of
the controls and displays 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.
1. Switch off the lamps and take the remote
control out of the ignition lock.
2. Turn the upper access cover to the left and
remove it, see arrow.
Do not remove the covers
Do not remove the covers, and never stare
into the unfiltered light for several hours; other‐
wise, irritation of the retina could result.◀
Headlamp glass
Condensation can form on the inside of the ex‐
ternal lamps in cool or humid weather. When you
drive with the lights switched on, the conden‐
sation evaporates after a short time. The head‐
lamp glasses do not need to be changed.
3. Turn the bulb by approx. 90°, see arrow 1,
and pull it out, see arrow 2.
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.
Xenon headlamps
Because of the long life of these bulbs, the like‐
lihood of failure is very low. Switching the lamps
on and off frequently shortens their life.
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.
4. Disconnect the plug, change the bulb and
reconnect the plug.
5. Insert the bulb and turn it until it stops.
6. Screw on the access cover tightly by turning
it to the right.
Attach the access cover carefully
Be careful when attaching the access
cover; otherwise, it may leak, causing damage to
the headlamp system.◀
Due to the high voltage present in the system,
there is the danger of fatal injuries if work is car‐
ried out improperly.◀
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Turn signals, front
Tail lamps
PY24W SV bulb, 24 watt
▷ Outer brake lamp, backup lamp: W16W
bulb, 16 watt
1. Turn the wheel outwards.
2. Turn both locks in the wheel house to the left
and remove the cover.
▷ Inner brake lamp: H21W bulb, 21 watt
1
Outer brake lamp
2
Tail lamp, LED
3
Inner brake lamp
4
Backup lamp
5
Turn signal/dynamic brake lamp, LED
The lamps of bulbs 2 and 5 use LED technology.
Follow the general instructions on lamps and
bulbs, refer to page 170.
3. Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove
it.
Please contact your service center in the event
of a malfunction.
4. Turn the bulb to the right, see arrow, and re‐
move it.
Changing the backup lamp and inner
brake lamp
5. Change the bulb and screw it into the bulb
holder toward the left.
Press the locking mechanism in the trunk, see
arrow, and remove the cover.
6. Insert the bulb holder and turn it to the right.
7. Reattach the cover.
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Replacing the outer brake lamp
Inner brake lamp
1. Remove the cover in the trunk.
Pull out the bulb holder and replace the bulb.
Fasten the bulb holder and attach the cover.
2. Pull out the bulb holder, see arrow, and
change the bulb.
Backup lamp
Pull out the bulb holder and replace the bulb.
Fasten the bulb holder and attach the cover.
3. Attach the bulb holder.
4. Reattach the cover.
License plate lamp, tail lamp, center
brake lamp and turn signal
These lamps are made using LED technology.
Please contact your service center in the event
of a malfunction.
Changing wheels
Notes
Your vehicle is equipped with run-flat tires, refer
to page 161, 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.
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No spare tire is available in the case of a flat tire.
The tools for changing wheels are available as
accessories from your service center.
Jacking points for the vehicle jack
Your service center will be glad to advise you on
questions regarding the battery.
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.◀
The jacking points for the vehicle jack are lo‐
cated in the positions shown.
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
Lug bolt lock
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
1
Lug bolt for adapter
2
Adapter, in onboard vehicle tool kit
Only charge using the starting aid terminals, re‐
fer to page 178, in the engine compartment
while the engine is switched off.
Power failure
Removing
After a temporary power loss, some equipment
needs to be reinitialized.
1. Attach adapter 2 to the wheel lug.
Individual settings need to be reprogrammed:
2. Unscrew lug bolt 1.
▷ Seat and mirror memory: store the positions
again, refer to page 39.
Remove the adapter after screwing the lug bolt
back on.
▷ Time: update, refer to page 64.
▷ Date: update, refer to page 65.
Vehicle battery
▷ Radio station: store again, Professional
Radio, refer to page 120.
Maintenance
▷ Interior rearview mirror with digital compass:
recalibrate, refer to page 98.
The battery is maintenance-free, i.e., the elec‐
trolyte will last for the life of the battery.
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Disposing of old batteries
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3. Release the shiny fastener 3.
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
4. Fold the current distributor 4 downward and
pull forward.
Notes
Replacing fuses
The cover is reinstalled in reverse order.
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.◀
A pair of plastic tweezers is found on the current
distributor.
See the inside of the cover for information on
fuse assignment.
Below the glove box
1. Remove the screws 1 using the screwdriver
from the onboard vehicle tool kit.
2. Remove cover 2, unwinding the cable to the
footwell lamp if necessary.
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Breakdown assistance
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 system
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. Briefly press the cover flap to open.
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 ready state is activated.
▷ The BMW Assist system is logged in to a
wireless communications network sup‐
ported by BMW Assist.
▷ The Assist system is operable.
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2. Press the SOS button until the LED in the
button lights up.
▷ The LED lights up: an Emergency Request
was initiated.
If the situation allows, wait in your vehicle
until the voice connection has been estab‐
lished.
▷ The LED flashes if the connection to the
BMW Assist Response Center has been es‐
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After the Emergency Request arrives at the
BMW Assist Response Center, the BMW
Assist Response Center contacts you and
takes further steps to help you.
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First aid kit
Even if you are unable to respond, the BMW
Assist Response Center can take further
steps to help you under certain circumstan‐
ces.
For this purpose, data that are used to de‐
termine the necessary rescue measures,
such as the current position of the vehicle if
it can be established, are transmitted to the
BMW Assist Response Center.
▷ If the LED is flashing but the BMW Assist
Response Center cannot be heard on the
hands-free system, the hands-free system
may be malfunctioning. However, the BMW
Assist Response Center may still be able to
hear you.
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.
Warning triangle
The first aid pouch is located on the lateral stor‐
age shelf behind the seats.
Some of the articles contained in the first aid
pouch have a limited service life.
Check the expiration dates of the contents reg‐
ularly and replace any items promptly.
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.
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
The warning triangle is located in a holder in the
trunk lid. Press the tabs to take it out.
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal injury,
always avoid all contact with electrical compo‐
nents while the engine is running.◀
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Breakdown assistance
Preparation
Connecting jumper cables
1. Check that the battery of the other vehicle
has a voltage of 12 V. This information can
be found on the battery.
1. Pull off the cap of the BMW starting aid ter‐
minal.
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
Make sure that there is no contact be‐
tween the bodywork of the two vehicles;
otherwise, there is the danger of short cir‐
cuits.◀
Starting aid terminals
Connecting order
Connect the jumper cables in the correct
order; otherwise, there is the danger of injury
from sparking.◀
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.
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
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.
If the vehicle being started has a diesel en‐
gine: let the engine of the assisting vehicle
run for approx. 10 minutes.
The so-called starting aid terminal in the engine
compartment acts as the battery's positive ter‐
minal.
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.
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Tow-starting and towing
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Rear
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 in the onboard vehicle tool kit under
the floor panel in the trunk, refer to page 170.
Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with
the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads
only.
Release the cover panel in the bumper:
Press on the recess at the bottom center in the
cover panel.
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g.,
do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.
Towing
Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the ve‐
hicle can occur.◀
General information
Light towing vehicle
The towing vehicle must not be lighter
than the vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will
not be possible to control the vehicle re‐
sponse.◀
Screw thread
Front
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.◀
8-gear Sport automatic transmission
The vehicle is not permitted to be towed. Con‐
tact a service center in the event of a breakdown.
Release the cover panel in the bumper:
Press on the recess at the bottom left in the
cover panel.
Observe in the event of a breakdown
Have the vehicle transported on a loading
platform only, or damage may occur.◀
Observe before towing
The parking brake is blocked
The parking brake cannot be released
manually.
When the parking brake is blocked, do not tow
with the front axle lifted or the vehicle can be
damaged.
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Breakdown assistance
Contact your service center.◀
Towing methods
Do not lift the vehicle
Manual transmission
Gearshift lever in neutral position.
7-gear Sport automatic transmission
Manually release the transmission lock
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
Tow bar
Manually release the transmission lock,
even if there is no malfunction involving the
transmission. Otherwise, there is the danger
that the transmission lock will be engaged au‐
tomatically during towing.◀
The tow fittings used should be on the same
side on both vehicles.
Manually release the transmission lock, refer to
page 58.
▷ Clearance and maneuvering capability will
be sharply limited during cornering.
Adhere to the towing speed and distance
▷ The tow bar will generate lateral forces if it
is attached offset.
Do not exceed a towing speed of 30 mph/
50 km/h and a towing distance of 30 miles/50 km
or damage to the transmission can occur.◀
Observe during towing
Observe the notes on towing
Observe all notes on towing or vehicle
damage or accidents can occur.◀
Should it prove impossible to avoid mounting
the tow bar at an offset angle, please observe
the following:
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
▷ Make sure that the ignition is switched on;
otherwise, the low beams, tail lamps, turn
signals, and windshield wipers may be un‐
available.
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.◀
▷ When the engine is stopped, there is no
power assist. Consequently, more force
needs to be applied when braking and steer‐
ing.
Tow truck
▷ Larger steering wheel movements are re‐
quired.
▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐
pending on local regulations.
▷ If the electrical system has failed, clearly
identify the vehicle being towed by placing
a sign or a warning triangle in the rear win‐
dow.
▷ Do not tow the vehicle with the rear axle
tilted, as the front wheels could turn.
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Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or
body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may
result.◀
Secure the vehicle against rolling off
Apply the parking brake after towing and
secure the vehicle against rolling off if neces‐
sary.
Have the operability of transmission position P
checked by the service center.◀
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Have the BMW transported with a tow truck with
a so-called lift bar or on a flat bed.
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5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the tow
bar or rope, and switch off the hazard warn‐
ing system.
6. Have the vehicle checked.
Sport automatic transmission
Have the BMW transported on a flat bed.
Tow-starting
With the Sport automatic transmission, the en‐
gine cannot be started by tow-starting.
If possible, do not tow-start the vehicle but start
the engine by jump-starting, refer to page 177,
it. If the vehicle is equipped with a catalytic con‐
verter, only tow-start while the engine is cold.
1. Switch on the hazard warning system and
comply with local regulations.
2. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 45.
3. Shift into 3rd gear.
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the clutch
pressed and slowly release the clutch. After
the engine starts, immediately depress the
clutch completely again.
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Care
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 the rain sensor, refer to page 51,
to avoid unintentional wiper activation.
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 seals of the retractable hardtop and
the exterior sensors and cameras, for Park Dis‐
tance Control, for instance, 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.
▷ Unscrew the road antenna.
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.
Manual transmission
1. Shift to neutral.
2. Release the parking brake, refer to page 49.
3. Switch the engine off.
4. Leave the remote control in the ignition lock.
Sport automatic transmission
1. Insert the remote control into the ignition
lock, even with Comfort Access.
2. Engage transmission position N.
3. Release the parking brake, refer to page 49.
4. Switch the engine off.
5. Leave the remote control in the ignition lock
so that the vehicle can roll.
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Transmission position P is engaged automati‐
cally:
▷ Automatically after approx. 30 minutes.
▷ When the remote control is removed from
the ignition lock.
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.
Retractable hardtop
When you open a wet hardtop, water drops may
run into the cargo area. If necessary, remove
items from the cargo area beforehand to avoid
water stains or soiling.
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.
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Vehicle paint
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
value retention.
Environmental influences can act on the vehicle
paint. Tailor the frequency and extent of your car
care to these influences.
Leather care
Remove dust from the leather often, using a
cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime
chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased
wear and premature degradation of the leather
surface.
To guard against discoloration, such as from
clothing, provide leather care roughly every two
months.
Clean light-colored leather more frequently as
dust and dirt are more noticeable.
Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and
grease will gradually break down the protective
layer of the leather surface.
Suitable care products are available from the
service center.
Upholstery material care
Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.
Vehicle care
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.
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.
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.◀
Only use products intended for cleaning vehi‐
cles.
Cleansers can contain substances that are dan‐
gerous and harmful to your health.◀
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Care
Caring for special components
grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead to
surface damage.◀
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.
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.◀
Chrome surfaces
Carefully clean components such as the radiator
grille or door handles with an ample supply of
water, possibly with shampoo added, particu‐
larly when they have been exposed to road salt.
Rubber components
Aside from water, treat only with rubber cleans‐
ers.
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
When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any sil‐
icon-containing car care products in order to
avoid damage or reduced noise damping.
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
Fine wood parts
Do not place additional floor mats over existing
mats or other objects.
Clean fine wood facing and fine wood compo‐
nents only with a moist rag. Then dry with a soft
cloth.
Plastic components
These include:
▷ Imitation leather surfaces.
▷ Headliner.
▷ Lamp lenses.
▷ Instrument cluster cover.
▷ 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
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Only use floor mats that have been approved for
the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened
again when they are returned after being re‐
moved, such as for cleaning.◀
Floor mats can be removed from the passenger
compartment for cleaning.
When returning the floor mats, secure them
again to prevent slipping.
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.
Cleaning the interior
When cleaning the interior, do not move
both seats all the way forward while moving
them to their uppermost position and leaning
the backrests forward. Otherwise, the seats
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could hit and damage the seal on the windshield
and the sun visor.◀
Sensors/cameras
To clean the sensors or cameras of equipment
such as the High-beam Assistant or Park Dis‐
tance Control PDC, use a cloth moistened with
a small amount of glass cleaner.
Displays/screens
Use a microfiber cloth to clean the Control Dis‐
play or instrument cluster, for example.
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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Indicator/warning lamps
Indicator/warning 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.
Overview
The indicator and warning lamps can light up in
a variety of combinations and colors. See the ta‐
ble for information on causes and how to re‐
spond. Note whether a lamp comes on alone or
in combination with another. Some lamps can
light up in different colors. Corresponding dis‐
tinctions are made in the text.
1
2
Cause
How to respond
Turn signal
The high beams/headlamp flasher are
switched on.
Fasten safety belts.
Fasten safety belt, refer to
page 38.
Indication in US models
Lights up in red:
The parking brake is set.
Release the parking brake.
Lights up in yellow:
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Have the system checked imme‐
diately.
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Have the system checked imme‐
Emergency braking with the parking brake not diately.
possible.
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2
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Cause
How to respond
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Secure vehicle against rolling
when parked. Have the system
checked immediately.
Not functional while vehicle is stationary.
Parking brake failed
Secure vehicle against rolling
when parked. Have the system
checked immediately.
Indication in Canadian models
Lights up in red:
The parking brake is set.
Release the parking brake.
Lights up in yellow:
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Have the system checked imme‐
diately.
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Have the system checked imme‐
Emergency braking with the parking brake not diately.
possible.
Parking brake malfunctioning.
Not functional while vehicle is stationary.
Secure vehicle against rolling
when parked. Have the system
checked immediately.
Parking brake failed
Secure vehicle against rolling
when parked. Have the system
checked immediately.
External temperature warning
Drive conservatively, refer to
page 60.
Lights up briefly:
Approx. 2.1 US gal/8 liters of fuel remain in the
tank.
Remains on:
The remaining range is no more than 30 miles/
50 km, refer to page 61.
The engine refuses to start.
Depress the brake or clutch to
start the engine, refer to
page 46.
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1
2
Indicator/warning lamps
Cause
How to respond
The ignition is switched on and driver's door
is open.
Switch off the ignition, refer to
page 45, or close the driver's
door.
To drive through automatic car washes, the
To keep the transmission in
transmission can be shifted to N. After approx. transmission position N, switch
30 minutes, the transmission automatically
on the ignition.
changes to P. The indicator lamp lights up just
before the gear is changed automatically.
For some functions, the indicator lamp lights
up if the desired function cannot be executed
at the moment.
The parking lamps are still on.
Switch off the parking lamps, re‐
fer to page 68.
The roadside parking lamps are still on
Switch off the roadside parking
lamps, refer to page 70.
A door is open.
The hood is open.
Lights up in red:
Roof activation system failure.
Roof cannot be moved. If the re‐
tractable hardtop does not lock,
contact your nearest service
center.
The roof activation system is malfunctioning. Roof movement incomplete.
Please check if the roof is
blocked, then press or pull the
switch again.
The roof is not locked.
Open the roof fully and close it
again. Only continue driving after
taking this measure.
Lights up in yellow:
High temperature of roof motor.
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Roof activation temporarily lim‐
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2
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Cause
How to respond
The cargo area partition is not in the lower‐
most position.
Press down the cargo area parti‐
tion until it engages on both
sides.
Roof activation only possible while vehicle is
stationary.
The vehicle is not level; roof activation is not
possible.
Move the vehicle to a level sur‐
face.
The trunk lid is open.
The fuel cap is missing or loose.
Make sure that the fuel cap is
correctly positioned and close it
until it clicks audibly. Do not jam
the strap between the fuel cap
and the vehicle.
The windshield washer fluid level is too low.
Add washer fluid as soon as pos‐
sible, refer to page 52.
Lights up in red:
Service is due.
Arrange a service appointment.
Check the service requirements,
refer to page 65.
Lights up in yellow:
The engine will start the next time the Start/
Stop button is touched, possibly without the
brake or clutch being depressed
The remote control is malfunctioning or, in
The engine cannot be started.
cars with Comfort Access, was not detected. Have the remote control
checked, if necessary.
The battery in the remote control is dis‐
charged.
Use the remote control for a lon‐
ger journey or, in cars with Com‐
fort Access, replace the battery.
The belt tensioners and/or airbag system has Have the system checked imme‐
failed.
diately.
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2
Indicator/warning lamps
Cause
How to respond
Lights up:
The Assist system has failed or is malfunc‐
tioning.
Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Lights up in red:
Engine malfunction
Stop the car and switch off the
engine. You cannot continue
your journey. Contact your serv‐
ice center.
Lights up in yellow:
Full engine power is no longer available.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the en‐
gine checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
Indication in US models:
Warning lamp flashes:
Engine malfunction under high load. High en‐ You can continue your journey,
gine load will result in damage to the catalytic but moderate your speed and ex‐
converter.
ercise due caution. Have the ve‐
hicle checked immediately.
Warning lamp comes on:
Engine malfunction with an adverse effect on Have the vehicle checked as
exhaust emissions.
soon as possible.
Indication in Canadian models:
Warning lamp flashes:
Engine malfunction under high load. High en‐ You can continue your journey,
gine load will result in damage to the catalytic but moderate your speed and ex‐
converter.
ercise due caution. Have the ve‐
hicle checked immediately.
Warning lamp comes on:
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Cause
Mobility
How to respond
Engine malfunction with an adverse effect on Have the vehicle checked as
exhaust emissions.
soon as possible.
Lights up in red:
The engine is overheating.
Carefully bring the car to a stop,
switch off the engine and allow it
to cool down. Do not open the
hood; otherwise, there would be
a risk of injury due to scalding.
Contact your service center.
Lights up in yellow:
The engine is too hot.
Continue driving at more moder‐
ate speed so that the engine can
cool down. Have the engine
checked without delay if the sit‐
uation reoccurs.
Lights up in red:
Battery is no longer being charged. Alternator Switch off all unnecessary elec‐
malfunction.
trical consumers. Have the
power supply system checked
without delay.
Lights up in yellow:
The battery charge level is very low, the bat‐
tery is old or is not securely connected.
Have the battery checked as
soon as possible.
Indication in US models
The parking brake is set.
Indication in Canadian models
The parking brake is set.
Indication in US models
Lights up in red:
The brake fluid level is too low.
Reduced braking effect, stop the
car carefully. Contact your serv‐
ice center.
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How to respond
Lights up in yellow:
DBC failed. No power braking support during You can continue your journey,
emergency braking.
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
Brake overheated
Allow the brake to cool down.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution.
High brake load.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution.
Indication in Canadian models
Lights up in red:
The brake fluid level is too low.
Reduced braking effect, stop the
car carefully. Contact your serv‐
ice center.
Lights up in yellow:
DBC failed. No power braking support during You can continue your journey,
emergency braking.
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
The brake is overheating.
Allow the brake to cool down.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution.
High brake load.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution.
Indication in US models
Brake pads worn.
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Have the condition of the brake
pads checked without delay.
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How to respond
Indication in Canadian models
Brake pads worn.
Have the condition of the brake
pads checked without delay.
Lights up in red:
Have the system in question
checked immediately.
The starter has failed.
The engine cannot be restarted.
Ignition malfunctioning. The engine can only
be restarted when the brake is depressed.
Depress the brake to restart the
engine.
Lighting system failed. Low beams/tail lamps
and brake lights still operational. All other
lamps failed.
Lights up in yellow:
Brake light control failed.
The fuel supply is malfunctioning.
Drive malfunctioning.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem in question checked imme‐
diately.
Flashing:
Dynamic Stability Control DSC or Dynamic
Traction Control DTC is controlling drive and
braking forces, refer to page 81.
Dynamic Traction Control DTC is activated,
refer to page 82.
Dynamic Stability Control DSC and Dynamic Driving stability limited during
Traction Control DTC are deactivated, refer to acceleration and cornering.
page 81.
Driving style must be readjusted.
The suspension control system has failed, re‐ Driving stability limited during
fer to page 81.
acceleration and cornering.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
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How to respond
Indication in US models
Dynamic Stability Control DSC and DTC in‐
cluding drive-off assistant failed.
Driving stability limited during
acceleration and cornering. You
can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exer‐
cise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
Indication in Canadian models
Dynamic Stability Control DSC and DTC in‐ Driving stability limited during
cluding drive-off assistant and Flat Tire Mon‐ acceleration and cornering. You
itor failed.
can continue your journey, but
moderate your speed and exer‐
cise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
Indication in US models
The driving stability control systems including It is possible to continue driving.
ABS have failed, refer to page 81. Reduced
Drive at moderate speeds, avoid‐
braking and driving stability.
ing abrupt braking maneuvers.
Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Indication in Canadian models
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The driving stability control systems including
ABS and the Flat Tire Monitor have failed, re‐
fer to page 81. Reduced braking and driving
stability.
It is possible to continue driving.
Drive at moderate speeds, avoid‐
ing abrupt braking maneuvers.
Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
Indication in US models
The vehicle electronics have failed.
You cannot continue your jour‐
ney. Contact your service center.
Indication in Canadian models
The vehicle electronics have failed.
You cannot continue your jour‐
ney. Contact your service center.
In vehicles with the Flat Tire Monitor
Light up in yellow and red:
A tire is deflated.
Carefully bring the car to a stop.
Observe the additional informa‐
tion, refer to page 75.
The Flat Tire Monitor was not initialized.
Initialize the Flat Tire Monitor, re‐
fer to page 75.
Light up in yellow:
Flat Tire Monitor failed. Punctures are not in‐ Have the system checked.
dicated.
In vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor
Light up in yellow and red:
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of inflation Carefully bring the car to a stop.
pressure in the indicated tire.
Observe the additional informa‐
tion, refer to page 77.
In vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor
Light up in yellow:
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Cause
How to respond
Tire Pressure Monitor not initialized.
Check the inflation pressure and
reset the system, refer to
page 78.
The small lamp flashes yellow and then stays
on, the large lamp lights up in yellow:
Tire Pressure Monitor failed. Punctures are
not indicated.
Have the system checked.
Disturbance by systems or devices with the
same radio frequency. After leaving the area
of the disturbance, the system automatically
becomes active again.
In vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor
The small lamp flashes yellow and then stays
on, the large lamp lights up in yellow:
Tire Pressure Monitor failed. Punctures are
not indicated.
Have the system checked. Ob‐
serve the additional information,
refer to page 79.
A wheel without TPM electronics is mounted.
Lights up in yellow: transmission malfunction Have the system checked imme‐
diately.
When parking the vehicle, set the
parking brake since transmission
position P may be malfunction‐
ing as well.
Malfunction in transmission position P.
It may be possible to correct the
malfunction by restarting the en‐
gine.
The gears that can be selected are restricted. After switching off the engine,
transmission position P is en‐
gaged automatically. It may not
be possible to continue driving.
Transmission limp-home program active with You can continue your journey,
restricted range of gears, possibly with re‐
but moderate your speed and ex‐
duced acceleration.
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked immediately.
Gears can be engaged without depressing the Always depress the brake to en‐
brake.
gage a gear.
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How to respond
Lights up in red:
The transmission is overheating.
Stop the car and engage trans‐
mission position P. Allow the
transmission to cool down. You
can continue your trip at moder‐
ate speeds. Have the system
checked if the situation reoc‐
curs.
Lights up in yellow:
Manual transmission: the clutch temperature Allow the clutch to cool down.
is too high.
Cooling occurs while the vehicle
is either stationary or moving.
Avoid stop-and-go driving and
driving below walking speed for
lengthy periods. The clutch has
cooled down when this message
disappears. The clutch is not
damaged.
The automatic transmission is too hot.
Avoid high engine loads. You can
continue your journey, but mod‐
erate your speed and exercise
due caution.
Transmission position P is not engaged. The
vehicle is not secured against rolling.
The selector lever is malfunctioning.
The trip can be continued. Shift
again if necessary. Have the sys‐
tem checked if the situation re‐
occurs.
It is possible to engage the gear without de‐
pressing the brake.
To change the transmission po‐
sition, always depress the brake.
The pinch protection system of the power
windows is malfunctioning.
Have the system checked.
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Cause
How to respond
Cruise control deactivated:
The driving stability control systems are ac‐
tive.
The parking brake is set.
The speed dropped below 20 mph/30 km/h.
The engaged gear is not suitable for the speed
being driven.
The cruise control system has failed.
The trip can be continued. Have
the system checked.
The Park Distance Control has failed.
Have the system checked.
A bulb of the exterior lighting system has
failed.
Have the exterior lighting
checked as soon as possible.
A low-beam headlamp or front fog lamp has
failed.
Have the low beams checked as
soon as possible.
A high-beam headlamp has failed.
Have the high-beam headlamps
checked.
The headlamp beam throw adjustment has
failed.
Have the headlamp beam throw
adjustment system checked.
The adaptive light control has failed.
The coolant level is too low.
Add coolant immediately, refer
to page 166.
The engine oil pressure is too low.
Stop immediately and switch off
the engine. You cannot continue
your journey. Contact your serv‐
ice center.
The engine oil level is too low.
Add engine oil immediately, refer
to page 165.
Lights up in red:
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The service appointment is overdue.
Arrange a service appointment.
Check the service requirements,
refer to page 65.
Lights up in yellow:
Service is due.
Arrange a service appointment.
Check the service requirements,
refer to page 65.
No service due.
Check the service requirements,
refer to page 65.
The time and date are no longer correct.
Set the time and date, refer to
page 64.
Steering assistance has failed.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
Markedly different steering response.
Damping control is malfunctioning or has
failed.
Driving comfort is impaired.
You can continue your journey,
but moderate your speed and ex‐
ercise due caution. Have the sys‐
tem checked as soon as possi‐
ble.
The engine was switched off by the Auto Start/ To start the engine: press on the
Stop function.
clutch pedal, refer to page 48.
The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function is The Automatic Engine Start/
deactivated.
Stop Function was deactivated
using the button in the center
console, refer to page 48. The
engine will not be switched off or
started automatically. To switch
off/start the engine: press the
Start/Stop button.
The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function
has failed.
The engine will not be switched
off or started automatically.
Switch off or start the engine us‐
ing the Start/Stop button. Have
the system checked as soon as
possible.
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This chapter contains the technical data and an
index that will quickly take you to the information
you need.
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Technical data
Technical data
Vehicle 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.
Engine specifications
Z4 sDrive28i
Displacement
cu in/cm³
No. of cylinders
122/1,997
4
Maximum output
hp
241
at engine speed
rpm
5,000
Maximum torque
lb ft/Nm
258/350
at engine speed
rpm
1,500 ‐ 4,800
cu in/cm³
182/2,979
Z4 sDrive35i
Displacement
No. of cylinders
6
Maximum output
hp
300
at engine speed
rpm
5,800
Maximum torque
lb ft/Nm
300/407
at engine speed
rpm
1,400 ‐ 5,000
cu in/cm³
182/2,979
Z4 sDrive35is
Displacement
No. of cylinders
6
Maximum output
hp
335
at engine speed
rpm
5,900
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Maximum torque
lb ft/Nm
332/450
at engine speed
rpm
1,500
Dimensions
Z4 sDrive28i, Z4 sDrive35i
All dimensions given in inches/mm.
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Z4 sDrive35is
All dimensions given in inches/mm.
Smallest turning circle
dia.: 35.1 ft/10.7 m
Weights
Z4 sDrive28i
Approved gross vehicle weight
Manual transmission
lbs/kg
3,858/1,750
With automatic transmission
lbs/kg
3,924/1,780
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Load
lbs/kg
562/255
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
1,742/790
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,227/1,010
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
6.4 ‐ 10.9/180 ‐ 310
Manual transmission
lbs/kg
4,134/1,875
With automatic transmission
lbs/kg
4,178/1,895
Load
lbs/kg
562/255
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
1,918/870
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,293/1,040
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
6.4 ‐ 10.9/180 ‐ 310
Manual transmission
lbs/kg
—
With automatic transmission
lbs/kg
4,178/1,895
Load
lbs/kg
562/255
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
1,918/870
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,293/1,040
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
6.4 ‐ 10.9/180 ‐ 310
Z4 sDrive35i
Approved gross vehicle weight
Z4 sDrive35is
Approved gross vehicle weight
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Capacities
Notes
Fuel tank
US gal/liters
Approx. 14.5/55
Fuel quality, refer to page 154
Window washer system
US qt/liters
Approx. 6.3/6.0
Details, refer to page 52
Including headlamp washers
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Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Index
A
ABS, Antilock Brake Sys‐
tem 81
Acceleration assistant,
Launch Control 58
Accident, refer to Emergency
Request, initiating 176
Activated charcoal filter with
automatic climate control 95
Adaptive brake light, refer to
Brake force display 80
Adaptive light control 70
Additives
– Coolant 166
Additives, oil 166
After washing vehicle 183
Airbags 73
Airbags
– Indicator/warning lamps 75
Air circulation, refer to Recir‐
culated air mode 90, 94
Air conditioner 90
Air conditioning mode
– Air conditioner 90
– Automatic climate con‐
trol 92
– Ventilation 91, 94
Air distribution
– Automatic 93
– Individual 90
– Manual 90
Air flow rate 90, 93
Airing, refer to Ventila‐
tion 91, 94
Air outlets, refer to Air
vents 89
Air pressure, refer to Tire infla‐
tion pressure 155
208
Air supply
– Air conditioner 90
– Automatic climate con‐
trol 92
– Ventilation 91, 94
Air vents 89
Air vents
– Refer to Ventilation 91, 94
Alarm system 30
Alarm system
– Avoiding unintentional
alarms 31
– Ending an alarm 30
– Interior motion sensor 31
– Tilt alarm sensor 31
All around the headliner 16
All-season tires, refer to Win‐
ter tires 162
Alternating-code hand-held
transmitter 97
Alternative oil types 166
Antifreeze
– Coolant 166
– Washer fluid 52
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 81
Anti-slip control, refer to
DSC 81
Anti-theft protection 22
Anti-theft protection, lug
bolts 174
Approved axle loads, refer to
Weights 204
Approved engine oils 166
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to Weights 204
Armrest, refer to Center arm‐
rest 103
Assist 145
Assistance, Roadside Assis‐
tance 177
Assistance systems, refer to
Driving stability control sys‐
tems 81
Assistance when driving
off 84
Audio device, external 103
Automatic air distribution 93
Automatic air flow rate 93
Automatic car wash 182
Automatic climate control
– Automatic air distribution 93
Automatic cruise control 85
Automatic Curb Monitor 40
Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Function 47
Automatic headlamp con‐
trol 69
Automatic recirculated air
control 94
Automatic transmission
– 7-gear with dual clutch 55
– 8-gear 53
AUTO program with automatic
climate control 93
AUX-IN port 103, 127
Average fuel consumption 62
Average fuel consumption
– Setting the units 63
Average speed 62
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 204
B
Backrest curvature, refer to
Lumbar support 37
Backrests, refer to Seat ad‐
justment 36
Backrest width adjustment 37
Backup lamps
– Bulb replacement 172, 173
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Band-aids, refer to First aid
kit 177
Bar, refer to Towing meth‐
ods 180
Battery
– Disposal 30, 175
– Power failure 174
– Remote control 20
– Replacement in the remote
control 30
– Replacement, vehicle bat‐
tery 174
– Vehicle 174
Before entering the car
wash 182
Being towed 179
Belts, refer to Safety belts 38
Belt tensioners, refer to Safety
belts 38
Beverage holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 105
Blower, refer to Air flow
rate 90, 93
BMW Assist 145
BMW Assist, refer to Connec‐
tedDrive 145
BMW EfficientDynamics, refer
to Saving fuel 112
BMW homepage 6
BMW Internet page 6
BMW Maintenance Sys‐
tem 168
Bottle holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 105
Brake assistant, refer to Dy‐
namic Brake Control 81
Brake discs, breaking in 108
Brake force display 80
Brake force distribution, elec‐
tronic 81
Brake lamps
– Brake force display 80
– Bulb replacement 172, 173
Brake lights, adaptive 80
Brake pads, breaking in 108
Brakes
– ABS 81
Braking
– Notes 109
– Parking brake 49
Braking safely 109
Breakdown assistance 177
Breaking in 108
Bulbs, replacing, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 170
Button for starting the engine,
refer to Start/Stop button 45
Buttons on the steering
wheel 12
Bypassing, see Starting
aid 177
C
California Proposition 65
Warning 7
Camera, care 185
Can holder, refer to Cu‐
pholder 105
Capacities
– Cargo area, refer to
Weights 204
– Fuel tank, refer to Filling ca‐
pacities 206
Car battery 174
Car care products 183
Care 182
Care, displays 185
Care, vehicle 183
Cargo 110
Cargo area
– Capacity 204
– Lamp, refer to Interior
lamps 72
– Opening from the inside 27
– Opening from the out‐
side 27
Cargo, securing 101
Cargo straps, securing
cargo 112
Car key, refer to Integrated
key/remote control 20
Carpet, care 184
Reference
Car phone
– Installation location, refer to
Center armrest 103
Car vacuum cleaner, connect‐
ing, refer to Connecting elec‐
trical devices 100
Car wash 182
Car wash
– With Comfort Access 29
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 109
CBS Condition Based Serv‐
ice 168
CD/DVD changer 124
CD/DVD notes 126
Cell phone, installation loca‐
tion, refer to Center arm‐
rest 103
Center armrest 103
Center brake lamp
– Bulb replacement 173
Center console, refer to
Around the center con‐
sole 15
Central locking
– Comfort Access 28
– From the inside 26
– Setting the unlocking char‐
acteristics 22
Central locking system
– From the outside 21
– Principle 21
Changes, technical, refer to
Safety 6
Changing wheels/tires 161
Chassis number, refer to En‐
gine compartment 163
Check Control 66
Children, transporting
safely 43
Child restraint fixing sys‐
tem 43
Child seats, refer to Transport‐
ing children safely 43
Chrome parts, care 184
Circulation of air, refer to Re‐
circulated air mode 90, 94
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Everything from A to Z
Cleaning, displays 185
Cleaning your BMW, refer to
Care 182
Clock 60
Clock
– 12h/24h format 63
Closing
– From the inside 26
– From the outside 22
Cockpit 12
Cold start, refer to Starting the
engine 46
Combination instrument, refer
to Instrument cluster 14
Combination switch
– Refer to Washer/wiper sys‐
tem 51
Comfort Access
– Battery replacement 30
– In a car wash 29
Comfort area, refer to Around
the center console 15
COMFORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 83
Compartment for remote con‐
trol, refer to Ignition lock 45
Compartments, refer to Stor‐
age compartments 104
Compass 98
Computer 62
Computer
– Displays on the radio dis‐
play 62
Condensation under the vehi‐
cle 110
Condition Based Service
CBS 168
Confirmation signals for lock‐
ing/unlocking the vehicle 24
ConnectedDrive 145
Consumption, refer to Aver‐
age fuel consumption 62
Control Display, care 185
Controls and displays 12
Control systems, driving sta‐
bility 81
Convenient loading 23
210
Convenient opening and clos‐
ing
– Retractable hardtop 23
– Window 23
Convenient operation 26
Convertible
– Enlarging the trunk 34, 100
Convertible top, refer to Re‐
tractable hardtop 33
Coolant
– Checking the level 167
– Temperature 61
Cooling, maximum 93
Cooling system, refer to Cool‐
ant 166
Corrosion on brake discs 110
Courtesy lamps, refer to Inte‐
rior lamps 72
Cradle for telephone or mobile
phone
– Refer to Snap-in adapter in
center armrest storage com‐
partment 103
Cradle for telephone or mobile
phone, refer to Snap-in
adapter 143
Cruise control 85
Cruise control
– Malfunction 86
Cupholder 105
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 204
Cylinders, number of, refer to
Engine data 202
D
Damage, tires 160
Dashboard lighting, refer to In‐
strument lighting 71
Dashboard, refer to Cock‐
pit 12
Data, technical 202
Data, technical
– Dimensions 203
– Engine 202
– Filling capacities 206
– Weights 204
Date
– Setting 65
Daytime running lights 69
DBC Dynamic Brake Con‐
trol 81
DCC, refer to Cruise con‐
trol 85
Defogging windows 91
Defroster
– Rear window 91, 94
Defrosting windows 91
Digital clock 60
Digital compass 98
Dimming mirrors 41
Directional indicators, refer to
Turn signals 50
Displacement, refer to Engine
data 202
Display lighting, refer to Instru‐
ment lighting 71
Displays and controls 12
Displays, care 185
Displays, cleaning 185
Displays, refer to Instrument
cluster 14
Disposal
– Coolant 166
– Remote control battery 30
– Vehicle battery 175
Distance control, refer to
PDC 87
Door key, refer to Remote con‐
trol with integrated key 20
Door lock 25
Doors, manual operation 26
Doors, unlocking and locking
– Confirmation signals 24
– From the inside 26
– From the outside 22
DOT Quality Grades 159
Draft-free ventilation 91, 95
Drive-off assistant 84
Drive-off assistant, refer to
DSC 81
Driving notes, breaking in 108
Driving notes, general 108
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Driving stability control sys‐
tems 81
Driving tips 108
DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐
trol 81
DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐
trol 82
Dynamic Brake Control
DBC 81
Dynamic Driving Control 82
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 81
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC 82
E
EBV electronic brake-force
distribution 81
EfficientDynamics, refer to
Saving fuel 112
Electrical fault
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 58
Electrical malfunction
– Door lock 26
– Driver's door 26
– Fuel filler flap 152
Electric seat adjustment 37
Electronic brake-force distri‐
bution 81
Electronic engine oil level
check 164
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to DSC 81
Emergency operation
– Fuel filler flap, unlocking
manually 152
Emergency Request 176
Emergency service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 177
Emergency unlocking
– Trunk lid, from the inside 28
Energy, saving
– Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Function 47
Engine compartment 163
Engine coolant, refer to Cool‐
ant 166
Engine data 202
Engine oil, adding 165
Engine oil additives 166
Engine oil, checking the
level 164
Engine oil, filling capacity 206
Engine oil temperature 61
Engine oil types, alterna‐
tive 166
Engine oil types, ap‐
proved 166
Engine, overheating, refer to
Coolant temperature 61
Engine power, refer to Engine
data 202
Engine, RPM 202
Engine start, Help 177
Engine, starting 46
Engine, starting
– Comfort Access 28
– Start/Stop button 45
Engine, stopping, Start/Stop
button 45
Engine, switching off 46
Engine temperature 61
Entry lamps, refer to Interior
lamps 72
Equipment, interior 96
Error messages, refer to
Check Control 66
ESP Electronic Stability Pro‐
gram, refer to DSC 81
Exchanging wheels/tires 161
Exhaust system 109
Exterior mirrors 40
Exterior mirrors
– Automatic dimming 41
– Automatic heating 41
– Folding in and out 41
– Setting 40
External audio device 103
External start 177
External temperature dis‐
play 60
Reference
External temperature display
– Changing the units 63
– On the computer 63
External temperature warn‐
ing 60
Eyes for securing cargo 112
F
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 66
Failure of an electrical acces‐
sory 175
False alarm
– Avoiding unintentional
alarms 31
– Ending an alarm 30
Fastening safety belts, refer to
Safety belts 38
Fasten safety belts reminder
– Refer to Safety belt re‐
minder 39
Filter
– Refer to Microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter with au‐
tomatic climate control 95
– Refer to Microfilter for air
conditioner 91
Fine wood, care 184
First aid kit 177
Fittings
– For tow-starting and tow‐
ing 179
Flashing when locking/unlock‐
ing 24
Flat tire, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 75
Flat Tire Monitor
– Snow chains 162
Flat Tire Monitor FTM 75
Flat tire, Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 77
Flat tire, warning lamp 76
Flat tire, wheel change 173
Flooding 109
Floor carpet, care 184
Floor mats, care 184
Foot brake 109
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Footwell lamps, refer to Inte‐
rior lamps 72
For your own safety 6
Front airbags 73
FTM Flat Tire Monitor 75
Fuel
– Refer to Average fuel con‐
sumption 62
Fuel, average consump‐
tion 62
Fuel consumption display
– Average fuel consump‐
tion 62
Fuel display 61
Fuel filler flap
– Unlocking in case of an elec‐
trical malfunction 152
Fuel gauge 61
Fuel quality 154
Fuel tank capacity, refer to Fill‐
ing capacities 206
Fuel tank contents, refer to
Filling capacities 206
Fuses 175
G
Garage door opener, refer to
Universal Garage Door
Opener 96
Gasoline 154
Gasoline display 61
Gear display
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 55
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 55
General driving notes 108
Glove compartment 103
Grilles, refer to Air vents 89
Gross vehicle weight, refer to
Weights 204
H
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 49
212
Hand-held transmitter, alter‐
nating code 97
Hands-free microphone 15
Hardtop 33
Hazard warning system 15
Head airbags 73
Headlamp control, auto‐
matic 69
Headlamp courtesy delay fea‐
ture 68
Headlamp flasher 50
Headlamps, care 183
Headlamps, cleaning 51
Headliner 16
Heating 89
Heating
– Mirrors 41
– Rear window 91, 94
– Seats 38
Heavy cargo, stowing 111
Height adjustment
– Seats 36
– Steering wheel 42
Height, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
High-beam Assistant 71
High beams 70
High beams/low beams, refer
to High-beam Assistant 71
High beams, headlamp
flasher 70
High-pressure washers 182
Hills 110
Hill start assistant, refer to
Drive-off assistant 84
Holder for beverages 105
Holder for remote control, re‐
fer to Ignition lock 45
Homepage 6
Hood 164
Horn 12
Hot exhaust system 109
Hydroplaning 109
I
Ice warning, refer to External
temperature warning 60
Icy roads, refer to External
temperature warning 60
Identification marks
– Tires 158
Ignition 46
Ignition
– Switched off 46
– Switched on 46
Ignition key position 1, refer to
Radio ready state 45
Ignition key position 2, refer to
Ignition on 46
Ignition key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 20
Ignition lock 45
Indication of a flat tire 76
Indicator and warning
lamps 15
Indicator and warning lamps,
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 78
Individual air distribution 90
Inflation pressure monitoring,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 77
Inflation pressure, refer to Tire
inflation pressure 155
Inflation pressure warning,
tires 75
Initializing
– Compass, refer to Calibrat‐
ing 99
– Flat Tire Monitor FTM 76
Installation location
– Telephone 103
Instrument cluster 14
Instrument lighting 71
Instrument panel, refer to In‐
strument cluster 14
Instruments, refer to Cock‐
pit 12
Integrated key 20
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Interior equipment 96
Interior lamps 72
Interior lamps
– Remote control 23
Interior rearview mirror 41
Interior rearview mirror
– Automatic dimming 41
– Compass 98
Interior temperature, setting,
refer to Air conditioner 90
Interior temperature, setting,
refer to Automatic climate
control 92
Intermittent wipe 51
Internet page 6
Interval display, service re‐
quirements 65
iPod/iPhone 128
J
Jacking points 174
K
Keyless Go, refer to Comfort
Access 28
Keyless opening and closing,
refer to Comfort Access 28
Key Memory, refer to Personal
Profile 20
Key, refer to Integrated key/re‐
mote control 20
Kick-down
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 56
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 53
Knee airbag 73
L
Lamps and bulbs, bulb re‐
placement 170
Lamps, replacing, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 170
Lap-and-shoulder belt, refer to
Safety belts 38
Lashing eyes, securing
cargo 112
Launch Control, acceleration
assistant 58
Leather, care 183
LED, light-emitting di‐
odes 171
Length, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
License plate lamp, bulb re‐
placement 173
Light 68
Light-alloy wheels, care 184
Light control 70
Light-emitting diodes
LED 171
Lighter
– Connecting electrical devi‐
ces 100
Lighting
– Instruments 71
– Lamps and bulbs 170
Light switch 68
Load 111
Loading 110
Lockable lug bolts, refer to Lug
bolt lock 174
Lock buttons, doors, refer to
Locking 27
Locking
– From the inside 27
– From the outside 23
– Setting the confirmation sig‐
nals 24
– Without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 28
Locking the vehicle
– From the inside 26
– From the outside 22
Low beams 68
Low beams, automatic, refer to
High-beam Assistant 71
Lower back support, refer to
Lumbar support 37
Lug bolt lock 174
Lumbar support 37
Reference
M
M/S, automatic transmission
– 7-gear 57
– 8-gear 54
Maintenance 168
Maintenance require‐
ments 168
Maintenance, service require‐
ments 65
Maintenance system,
BMW 168
Malfunction
– Door lock 26
– Fuel filler flap 152
– Parking brake 50
Malfunction warnings, refer to
Check Control 66
Manual air distribution 90
Manual mode
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 57
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 54
Manual operation
– Door lock 26
– Driver's door 26
– Fuel filler flap 152
– Transmission lock 58
Manual transmission 52
Marking on approved
tires 161
Marking, run-flat tires 161
Master key, refer to Remote
control with integrated
key 20
Maximum cooling 93
Maximum speed, winter
tires 162
Medical kit, refer to First aid
kit 177
Memory, refer to Seat and mir‐
ror memory 39
Microfilter
– For air conditioner 91
– With automatic climate con‐
trol 95
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Minimum tread depth,
tires 160
Mirror
– Mirror memory, refer to Seat
and mirror memory 39
Mirrors
– Automatic Curb Monitor 40
– Exterior mirrors 40
– Folding in, before driving into
a car wash 41
– Heating 41
– Interior rearview mirror 41
Mobile communication devi‐
ces in the vehicle 109
Mobile phone, installation lo‐
cation, refer to Center arm‐
rest 103
Modifications, technical, refer
to Safety 6
Multifunction switch
– Refer to Turn signals/head‐
lamp flasher 50
N
Nets, refer to Storage com‐
partments 104
New wheels and tires 161
Nozzles, refer to Air vents 89
Nozzles, refer to Ventila‐
tion 91, 94
Nylon rope, refer to Tow
rope 180
O
OBD Onboard Diagnos‐
tics 169
Odometer 60
Oil additives 166
Oil change interval, service re‐
quirements 65
Oil consumption 164
Oil level 164
Oil, refer to Engine oil 164
Oil types, alternative 166
Oil types, approved 166
214
Old batteries, disposal 175
Onboard computer, refer to
Computer 62
Onboard Diagnostics
OBD 169
Onboard vehicle tool kit 170
Opening and closing
– Comfort Access 28
– From the inside 26
– From the outside 22
– Using the door lock 25
– Using the remote control 22
Outside-air mode
– Automatic climate con‐
trol 94
Outside air, refer to Recircu‐
lated air mode 90, 94
Overheating of engine, refer to
Coolant temperature 61
P
Paint, vehicle 183
Park Distance Control
PDC 87
Parked vehicle, condensa‐
tion 110
Parking aid, refer to PDC 87
Parking lamps 68
Passenger airbags, deactivat‐
ing 74
Passenger side mirror, tilt‐
ing 40
PDC Park Distance Con‐
trol 87
Personal Profile 20
Pinch protection
– Windows 32
Plastic, care 184
Pollen
– Refer to Microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter with au‐
tomatic climate control 95
– Refer to Microfilter for air
conditioner 91
Power, refer to Engine
data 202
Power windows, opening and
closing 32
Power windows, refer to Win‐
dows 31
Pressure monitoring of tires,
refer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 77
Pressure, tires 155
Pressure warning, tires 75
Pressure warning, tires
– Flat Tire Monitor 75
– Tire Pressure Monitor 77
Professional Radio 116
Protective function, refer to
Pinch protection
– Windows 32
R
Radiator fluid, refer to Cool‐
ant 166
Radio-operated key, refer to
Remote control with
integrated key 20
Radio ready state 45
Radio ready state
– Switched off 46
– Switched on 45
Radio setting, refer to Radio
ready state 45
Rain sensor 51
Range 62
Reading lamps 72
Rear lamps
– Bulb replacement 172
Rear lamps, refer to Tail
lamps 172
Rear lamps, refer to Tail lamps
– Bulb replacement 172, 173
Rearview mirror, refer to Mir‐
rors 40
Rear window defroster 91, 94
Recirculated air mode 90, 94
Reclining seat, refer to Back‐
rest 36
Recommended tire
brands 161
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Refueling 152
Remaining range, refer to
Range 62
Remote control
– Battery replacement 30
– Comfort Access 28
– Garage door opener 96
– Malfunction 25, 29
– Removing from the ignition
lock 45
– Trunk lid 23
– Universal 96
Replacement fuses, refer to
Spare fuses 175
Replacement remote con‐
trol 20
Replacing wheels/tires 161
Reporting safety defects 8
Reservoir for washer fluid 52
Restraining systems
– Refer to Safety belts 38
Restraint system
– For children 43
Retaining straps, securing
cargo 112
Retractable hardtop
– Convenient opening and
closing 23
– Opening and closing 34
– Remote control 23
Retreaded tires 161
Reverse gear
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 56
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 53
– Manual transmission 52
Roadside parking lamps 70
Roadworthiness test 65
Roof load capacity 204
Roof, refer to Retractable
hardtop 33
Rope, refer to Tow-starting
and towing 180
RPM, refer to Engine
data 202
RSC Runflat System Compo‐
nent, refer to Run-flat
tires 161
Rubber components,
care 184
Run-flat tires 161
Run-flat tires
– Tire inflation pressure 155
Running lights, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 68
S
Safety 6
Safety-belt height adjust‐
ment 39
Safety belts 38
Safety belts
– Damage 39
– Indicator/warning lamp 39
– Reminder 39
Safety belts, care 184
Safety systems
– Airbags 73
– Safety belts 38
Safety tires 161
Saving fuel 112
Screw thread for tow fit‐
ting 179
Seat adjustment, electric 37
Seat adjustment, mechani‐
cal 36
Seat and mirror memory 39
Seat and mirror memory, re‐
trieving automatically 24
Seat Belt Reminder, refer to
Safety belt reminder 39
Seat belts
– Refer to Safety belts 38
Seat heating 38
Seats
– Adjusting 36
– Adjusting electrically 37
– Heating 38
– Memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 39
– Storing the setting, refer to
Seat and mirror memory 39
Reference
Sensors, care 185
Service and warranty 7
Service requirements, CBS
Condition Based Serv‐
ice 168
Service requirements, dis‐
play 65
Service, Roadside Assis‐
tance 177
Servotronic 84
Settings
– Clock, 12h/24h format 63
Settings and information 62
Settings, configuring, refer to
Personal Profile 20
Shift paddles on steering
wheel
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 57
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 54
Side airbags 73
Side windows, refer to Win‐
dows 31
Signal horn, refer to Horn 12
Sitting safely 36
Ski bag, refer to Throughloading opening with
integrated transport bag 101
Slot for remote control 45
Snap-in adapter, mobile
phone 143
Snap-in adapter, refer to Cen‐
ter armrest storage compart‐
ment 103
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐
nostics 169
Socket, refer to Connecting
electrical devices 100
SOS, refer to Emergency Re‐
quest, initiating 176
Spare fuses 175
Special equipment, series
equipment 6
Specified oil types 166
Speed, average 62
Speedometer 14
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SPORT+ program, Dynamic
Driving Control 83
Sport program
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 57
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 54
SPORT program, Dynamic
Driving Control 83
Spray nozzles, refer to Clean‐
ing the windshield and head‐
lamps 51
Stability control systems 81
Start/Stop button
– Starting the engine 46
– Switching off the engine 46
Starting aid 177
Status of Owner's Manual 6
Steam jets 182
Steering wheel
– Adjusting 42
– Buttons on the steering
wheel 12
– Lock 45
Stopping
– Engine 46
Storage compartments 104
Storage nets 100
Storage, tires 162
Storing the seat position, refer
to Seat and mirror mem‐
ory 39
Storing the vehicle 185
Summer tires, refer to Wheels
and tires 155
Summer tires, tread 160
Suspension settings 82
Switches, refer to Cockpit 12
Switch for Dynamic Driving
Control 82
Switching off
– Engine 46
– Vehicle 46
Symbols 6
T
Tachometer 61
216
Tailgate, opening from the in‐
side 27
Tailgate, refer to Trunk lid 27
Tail lamps 172
Tail lamps
– Bulb replacement 172, 173
Tank display 61
Technical changes, refer to
Safety 6
Technical data 202, 203
Telephone, installation loca‐
tion, refer to Center arm‐
rest 103
TeleService 146
Temperature, air condi‐
tioner 91
Temperature, automatic cli‐
mate control 92
Temperature, coolant 61
Temperature display
– External temperature 60
– External temperature warn‐
ing 60
– Setting the units 63
Temperature, engine oil 61
Theft alarm system, refer to
Alarm system 30
Thigh support adjustment 37
Third brake lamp, refer to Cen‐
ter brake lamp 173
Through-loading opening with
integrated transport bag 101
Tilting the passenger side mir‐
ror 40
Time
– Setting the time 64
Tire age 159
Tire damage 160
Tire identification marks 158
Tire pressure monitoring, refer
to FTM 75
Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 77
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
– Resetting the system 78
– System limitations 77
– Warning lamp 78
Tire Quality Grading 159
Tires, changing 161
Tires, flat tire 174
Tire size 158
Tires, pressure loss 78
Tires, pressure monitoring, re‐
fer to Tire Pressure Monitor
TPM 77
Tires, run-flat tires 161
Tire tread 160
Tool kit, refer to Onboard ve‐
hicle tool kit 170
Tools, refer to Onboard vehicle
tool kit 170
Torque, refer to Engine
data 202
Tow bar 180
Tow fitting
– Screw thread 179
Tow fittings
– For tow-starting and tow‐
ing 179
Towing 179
Towing methods 180
Tow rope 180
Tow-starting 179, 181
TPM, refer to Tire Pressure
Monitor TPM 77
Traction control 82
TRACTION program, Dynamic
Driving Control 83
Transmission
– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion with dual clutch 55
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 53
– Manual transmission 52
– Unlocking transmission lock
manually, for 7-gear auto‐
matic transmission 58
Transmission lock, unlocking
manually 58
Transmission lock, unlocking
manually, with 7-gear auto‐
matic transmission 58
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– 7-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 55
– 8-gear automatic transmis‐
sion 53
Transporting children
safely 43
Tread depth, tires 160
Tread, tires 160
Trip-distance counter, refer to
Trip odometer 60
Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 50
Trip odometer 60
Trunk
– Comfort Access 29
Trunk lid
– Comfort Access 29
– Emergency unlocking 28
– Opening from the inside 27
– Opening from the out‐
side 27
– Remote control 23
Turning circle, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
Turn signal
– Indicator/warning lamp 14
Turn signals 50
Turn signals
– Bulb replacement, front 172
– Triple turn signal activa‐
tion 50
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading/
UTQG 159
Unintentional alarms 31
Units
– Average fuel consump‐
tion 63
– Temperature 63
Universal Garage Door
Opener 96
Universal remote control 96
Unlocking
– From the inside 27
– From the outside 22
– Hood 164
– Setting the unlocking char‐
acteristics 22
– Trunk lid 29
– Without remote control, refer
to Comfort Access 28
Updates made after the edito‐
rial deadline 6
Upholstery care 183
USB audio interface 128
V
Vacuum cleaner, connecting,
refer to Connecting electrical
devices 100
Vehicle
– Battery replacement 174
– Breaking in 108
– Cargo 204
– Dimensions, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
– Identification number, refer
to Engine compartment 163
– Weight 204
Vehicle care 183
Vehicle care, refer to
Care 182
Vehicle equipment 6
Vehicle jack 174
Vehicle paint 183
Vehicle storage 185
Vehicle, switching off 46
Vehicle wash 182
Ventilation
– Draft-free 91, 95
– Refer to Climate control 89
Vents, refer to Air vents 89
Voice activation, mobile
phone 141
W
Warning and indicator
lamps 15
Reference
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 66
Warning triangle 177
Washer/wiper system 51
Washing, vehicle 182
Water on roads 109
Wear indicator in tire 160
Welcome lamps 68
Wheelbase, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
Wheel change 173
Wheels and tires 155
Wheels, changing 161
Wheels, Flat Tire Monitor
FTM 75
Width, refer to Dimen‐
sions 203
Wind deflector 34
Window, convenient opening
and closing 23
Windows, defrosting and de‐
fogging
– Automatic climate con‐
trol 94
Windows, defrosting and re‐
moving condensation
– Air conditioner 91
Windows, pinch protection 32
Windshield
– Cleaning 51
– Defrosting and defogging, air
conditioner 91
– Defrosting and defogging,
automatic climate con‐
trol 94
Windshield, defrosting, refer
to Defrosting windows 91
Windshield wash 51
Windshield wash
– Filling capacity, reser‐
voir 206
– Nozzles 52
– Washer fluid 52
Windshield washer fluid 52
Windshield wiper blades,
changing 170
Windshield wiper, refer to
Washer/wiper system 51
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Winter storage, care 185
Winter tires, suitable tires 162
Winter tires, tread 160
Wiper blades, changing 170
Wiper fluid 52
Wood, care 184
Working in the engine com‐
partment 164
Wrench/screwdriver, refer to
Onboard vehicle tool kit 170
X
Xenon headlamps
– Bulb replacement 171
Y
Your individual vehicle
– Settings, refer to Personal
Profile 20
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