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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and
security when you drive it. Therefore we have one request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the
information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new BMW. The
manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in obtaining
maximum satisfaction from your BMW's unique array of advanced technical features. It also contains information on vehicle maintenance designed to enhance
operating safety while simultaneously helping you to maintain your BMW's value
throughout an extended service life. For additional information refer to the supplemental manuals.
This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It
should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important
operating, safety and maintenance information.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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Notes
About this Owner's Manual
Additional sources of information
Symbols used
We have made every effort to ensure
that you are able to find what you need
in this Owner's Manual as quickly as
possible. The fastest way to find specific topics is by using the detailed
index at the end. If you wish to gain an
initial overview of your vehicle, you will
find this in the first chapter.
If you have any additional questions,
your BMW center will be glad to advise
you.
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be followed precisely in order to
avoid the possibility of personal injury
and serious damage to the vehicle.
Should you wish to sell your BMW at
some time in the future, please remember to hand over this Owner's Manual
to the new owner; it is an important part
of the vehicle.
You can find more information about
BMW, for example on its technology,
on the Internet at www.bmw.com.
Contains information that will
assist you in gaining the optimum
benefit from your vehicle and enable
you to care more effectively for your
vehicle.
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taken to help protect the environment.
Marks the end of a specific item of
information.
Indicates special equipment, country-specific equipment and optional
extras when available.
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Vehicle Memory, Key Memory,
refer to page 64. Identifies functions that can be specifically adapted
for a particular key or vehicle. These
adjustments can be performed either by
yourself or by your BMW center.
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Your individual vehicle
Status at time of printing
On purchasing your BMW, you have
decided in favor of a model with individualized equipment and features. This
Owner's Manual describes all models
and equipment that BMW offers within
the same group.
BMW pursues a policy of continuous,
ongoing development conceived to
ensure that our vehicles continue to
embody the highest quality and safety
standards combined with advanced,
state-of-the-art technology. For this
reason, the features described in this
Owner's Manual could differ from those
on your vehicle. Nor can errors and
omissions be entirely ruled out. You are
therefore asked to appreciate that no
claims can be recognized on the basis
of the data, illustrations or descriptions
in this Owner's Manual.
We hope you will understand that
equipment and features are included
that you might not have chosen for your
vehicle. You can easily identify any differences with the aid of the asterisk
used to identify all optional equipment
and accessories.
If your BMW features equipment which
is not described in this Owner's Manual
such as a car radio or telephone, Supplementary Owner's Manuals are
enclosed. We ask you to read these
manuals as well.
For your own safety
Fuels
Use unleaded gasoline only. Fuels
containing up to and including
10% ethanol 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
respecting defects in materials or workmanship. Field experience has indicated significant differences in fuel
quality – volatility, composition, additives, etc. among gasolines offered for
sale in the United States and Canada.
The use of poor-quality fuels may result
in driveability, starting and stalling
problems, especially under certain
environmental conditions, such as high
ambient temperature and high altitude.
Should you encounter driveability problems which you suspect could be
related to the fuel you are using, we
recommend that you respond by
switching to a recognized high-quality
brand.
Failure to comply with these recommendations may result in unscheduled
maintenance.
Obey all applicable safety rules when
handling gasoline.<
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Notes
Maintenance and repair
Parts and accessories
wheels, suspension components, brake
dust shields, telephones – including
Advanced technology, e.g. the
Important safety information!
use of modern materials and highFor your own safety, use genuine operation of any portable cellular phone
from within the vehicle without using an
performance electronics, requires spe- parts and accessories approved by
externally mounted antenna – or transcially adapted maintenance and repair
BMW.
methods. Therefore, only have correWhen you purchase accessories tested ceiver equipment such as a CB, walkietalkie, ham radio or similar, may cause
sponding work on your BMW carried
and approved by BMW and Original
out by a BMW center or a workshop
BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire extensive damage to the vehicle, comthat works according to BMW repair
the assurance that they have been thor- promise its safety, interfere with the
vehicle's electrical system or affect the
procedures with correspondingly
oughly tested by BMW to ensure optivalidity of the BMW Limited Warranty.
trained personnel. If work is carried out mum performance when installed on
See your BMW center for additional
improperly there is a danger of conseyour vehicle.
information.
quential damage and the related safety BMW warrants these parts to be free
risks.<
from defects in material and workman- Do not use key or remote control to
lock doors or luggage compartment
ship.
with anyone inside the vehicle. Refer to
BMW will not accept any liability for
the Owner's Manual for more details. <
damage resulting from installation of
parts and accessories not approved by
Maintenance, replacement, or
BMW.
repair of the emission control
BMW cannot test every product on the
devices and systems may be performed
market to determine whether it can be
used on a BMW safely and without risk by any automotive repair establishment
to either the vehicle, its operation, or its or individual using any certified automotive part.<
occupants.
Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories
and other products approved by BMW, Symbol on vehicle parts
Indicates that you should consult
together with professional advice on
the relevant section of this
using these items, are available from all
Owner's Manual for information on a
BMW centers.
Installation and operation of non-BMW particular part or assembly.
approved accessories such as alarms,
radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
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Service and warranty
Reporting safety defects
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
The following only applies to vehicles
owned and operated in the US.
We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly.
Your BMW is covered by the following
warranties:
> New Vehicle Limited Warranty
> Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA in addition to notifying BMW of
North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227,
Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227,
telephone toll-free 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
> Federal Emissions Performance War- group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
ranty
NHTSA cannot become involved in indi> California Emission Control System
vidual problems between you, your
Limited Warranty.
dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
Detailed information about these warTo contact NHTSA, you may either call
ranties is listed in the Service and Warthe Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at
ranty Information Booklet for US mod1-800-424-9393 or 366-0123 in the
els or in the Warranty and Service
Washington, D.C. area, or write to:
Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You
can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
> Federal Emissions System Defect
Warranty
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Cockpit 14
Instrument cluster 16
Indicator and warning lamps 18
Buttons in steering wheel* 22
Hazard warning triangle* 23
First-aid kit* 23
Refueling 24
Fuel specifications 25
Tire inflation pressure 25
Controls and features
About this Owner's Manual 4
Additional sources of
information 4
Symbols used 4
Your individual vehicle 5
Status at time of printing 5
For your own safety 5
Symbol on vehicle parts 6
Service and warranty 7
Reporting safety defects 7
Overview
Notes
Contents
Opening and closing:
Keys 32
Central locking system 32
Opening and closing – via the
remote control 33
Opening and closing – via the
door lock 36
Opening and closing – from the
inside 37
Luggage compartment lid 38
Luggage compartment 40
Alarm system* 41
Electric power windows 43
Glass sunroof, electric* 44
To adjust:
Safe seating position 47
Seats 48
Manual seat adjustment 48
Power seat adjustment* 50
Lumbar support* 50
Head restraints 51
Safety belts 51
Seat and mirror memory* 53
Seat heating* 54
Steering wheel 55
Mirrors 55
Passenger safety systems:
Airbags 57
Transporting children safely 60
Vehicle Memory, Key
Memory 64
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Controls and features
Contents
Driving:
Ignition lock 65
Starting the engine 65
Switching off the engine 67
Parking brake 67
Manual transmission 68
Sequential manual gearbox
SMG* 69
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic* 73
Turn signal indicator/Headlamp
flasher 76
Washer/wiper system/Rain
sensor* 77
Cruise control* 78
Everything under control:
Odometer 80
Tachometer 80
Energy control 80
Fuel gauge 81
Engine coolant temperature
gauge 81
Service interval display 82
Check Control 82
Clock 83
Computer* 84
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Technology for safety and
driving convenience:
Park Distance Control (PDC)* 86
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 87
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) –
325xi, 330xi 89
Hill Descent Control (HDC)* 91
Flat Tire Monitor* 92
Brake force display 93
Loading and transporting:
Through-loading system* 112
Ski bag* 113
Cargo loading 114
Roof-mounted luggage
rack* 117
Lamps:
Parking lamps/Low beams 94
Instrument lighting 95
High beams/Standing lamps 95
Fog lamps* 96
Interior lamps 96
Controlling the climate for
pleasant driving:
Air conditioning 98
Automatic climate control* 102
Roller sun blind* 106
Interior conveniences:
Premium sound system* 107
Glove compartment 107
Storage compartments 108
Cellular phone* 110
Ashtray, front* 110
Ashtray, rear* 111
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Wheels and tires:
Tire inflation pressure 124
Tire condition 124
Tire replacement 125
Wheel and tire
combinations 127
Winter tires 127
Replacement procedures:
Onboard tool kit 142
Windshield wiper blades 142
Lamps and bulbs 143
Changing a wheel 147
Run Flat tires* 150
Battery 151
Fuses 151
Technical data
Special operating instructions:
Break-in procedures 120
General driving notes 121
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) 121
Brake system 122
Owner service procedures
Operation, maintenance
Contents
Engine data 160
Dimensions 161
Weights 162
Capacities 163
Giving and receiving
assistance:
Receiving assistance 152
Jump-starting 153
Towing the vehicle 154
In the engine compartment:
Hood 129
Engine compartment
essentials 130
Washer fluids 132
Engine oil 132
Coolant 134
Brake fluid 134
Maintenance:
The BMW Maintenance
System 136
Laws and regulations:
California Proposition 65
warning 138
OBD interface socket 138
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Index
Contents
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Everything from A to Z 166
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Cockpit
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Cockpit
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4 Hazard warning flashers
5 Central locking system 32
6 > Initiating an emergency call 152
> Mobile Service 152
7 Rear window defroster 100, 105
8 Horn: the entire surface
Controls
3 Washer/wiper system/Rain
sensor 77
Maintenance
2 > Turn signal indicators 76
> Standing lamps 95
> High beams 95
> Headlamp flasher 76
> Computer 84
Overview
1 Parking lamps/Low beams 94
9 Adjusting the steering wheel 55
Index
Data
Repairs
10 Fog lamps 96
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Instrument cluster
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Instrument cluster
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2 Indicator lamp for turn signals 20
3 Speedometer
4 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
Overview
1 Fuel gauge 81
8 Control button for the clock 83
9 Selector lever and program display
for automatic transmission/sequential manual gearbox 19, 69, 75
10 Display for
> Trip odometer/Odometer 80
> Clock 83
> Service interval 82
> Computer 84
Maintenance
7 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
Repairs
6 Engine coolant temperature
gauge 81
Controls
5 Tachometer and Energy Control 80
11 Check Control 82
Index
13 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
Data
12 Trip odometer, reset to zero 80
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Indicator and warning lamps
Technology that monitors itself
Indicator and warning lamps that are
identified by ● are tested for proper
functioning whenever the ignition key is
turned. They each light up once for different periods of time.
If a fault should occur in one of these
systems, the corresponding lamp does
not go out after the engine is started, or
it lights up while the vehicle is moving.
You will see how to react to this below.
Red: stop immediately
Battery charge current ●
The battery is no longer being
charged. Indicates a defective
alternator drive belt or a problem with
the alternator's charge circuit. please
contact the nearest BMW center.
If the drive belt is defective, stop
and switch off the engine immediately to prevent overheating and serious engine damage. If the drive belt is
defective, increased steering effort is
also required.<
Engine oil pressure ●
Stop the vehicle immediately
and switch off the engine.
Check the engine oil level; top off as
required. If the oil level is correct:
please contact the nearest BMW center.
Red and yellow: continue driving
cautiously
The brake warning lamp comes
on together with the yellow indicator lamps for ABS ● and
DSC:
The entire ABS, CBC, DSC and
ADB-X/DBC control system has
Do not continue driving, as the
failed. Continue driving cauengine could sustain serious damtiously and defensively. Avoid
age from inadequate lubrication. <
hard brake applications. Please have
the system checked by your BMW cenBrake warning lamp ●
ter as soon as possible.
If the lamp comes on when the
Additional information beginning on
parking brake is not engaged:
page 86
check the brake fluid level. Before drivCBC, ABS, DSC and ADB-X/
ing further, be sure to comply with the
DBC indicator and warning
instructions on pages 122 and 134.
lamps for Canadian models.
Brake warning lamp for Canadian models.
Flat Tire Monitor ●
In addition, an acoustic signal is
sounded: there is a flat tire.
Reduce speed and carefully come to a
stop. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.
For additional information: refer to
page 92
Red: an important reminder
Brake warning lamp
Comes on when the parking
brake is engaged – an additional
acoustic signal sounds when starting
off.
For additional information: refer to
page 67
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Indicator and warning lamps
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) ●
Engine oil level
Indicator lamp flashes:
If the lamp comes on during
The
system
is actively regulating drive
Please fasten safety belts ●
normal vehicle operation: the
torque and braking force.
Comes on together with an
engine oil level has fallen to the absoacoustic signal until the safety
lute minimum; refill as soon as possible. The indicator lamp stays lit:
DSC has been switched off with the
belts are fastened.
Do not drive more than approx.
button; DTC is operational.
For additional information on safety
30 miles/50 km before refilling.
Please consult the nearest BMW center
belts: refer to page 51
For additional information: refer to
in case of a malfunction.
page 132
Airbags ●
Additional information beginning on
Please have the system
Engine oil level
page 86
inspected by your BMW center.
Comes on after the engine has
325xi, 330xi:
For additional information: refer to
been switched off: add engine
DSC has been switched off manually or
page 57
oil at your earliest opportunity, such as there is a system malfunction.
when you next stop to refuel.
ADB-X is operational in its standby
Orange: consult the nearest BMW For additional information: refer to
mode. If the indidator lamp fails to go
page 132
center
out when you press the DSC button
Brake pads ●
again, this indicates a system malfuncAutomatic transmission/sequenHave the brake pads checked.
tion affecting both DSC and ADB-X.
tial manual gearbox
For additional information: refer Please consult the nearest BMW cenThe respective transmission has
ter.
responded to a malfunction by reverting to page 122
For additional information: refer to
to operation in its emergency default
Flat Tire Monitor ●
program. Please consult the nearest
The Flat Tire Monitor is malfunc- page 89
BMW center.
tioning or out of order. Please
For additional information: refer to
have the system inspected by your
pages 69, 73
BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 92
Overview
Yellow: check as soon as possible
Index
Brake warning lamp for Canadian models.
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Indicator and warning lamps
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
and brake warning lamp ●
The indicator lamps remain on:
DSC/DTC have been switched
off with the button or are faulty.
Please consult the nearest BMW
center.
Additional information beginning on
page 86
325xi, 330xi:
DSC and ADB-X system malfunction.
There is no provision for deactivating
ADB-X.
Please consult the nearest BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 89
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
warning lamp for Canadian
models.
Add washer fluid
The washer fluid level is too low.
Top off the fluid at the earliest
opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 132
CHECK GAS CAP* ●
This indicator lamp comes on
when the fuel filler cap is loose
or missing.
Close the gas cap tightly: refer to
page 24
SERVICE ENGINE SOON ●
If the indicator lamp comes on
DSC indicator and brake warneither continuously or intermiting lamps for Canadian models.
tently, this indicates a fault in the emissions-related electronic systems.
Although the vehicle remains operational, you should have the systems
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) ● checked by your BMW center at the
Malfunction in DBC system.
earliest possible opportunity.
Conventional braking efficiency For additional information: refer to
is available and unrestricted.
page 138
Have the system repaired at your BMW
Service Engine Soon indicator
center as soon as possible.
lamp for Canadian models.
For additional information: refer to
page 121
Engine electronics ●
There is a fault in the electronic
engine-management system.
You can continue to drive with reduced
engine output or engine speed. Please
have the system inspected by your
BMW center.
Add coolant
The coolant level is too low. Add
coolant at the earliest opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 134
Green: for your information
Turn signal indicator
Flashes when the turn signals
are on.
Rapid flashing indicates a system malfunction.
For additional information: refer to
page 76
Cruise control
Lights up when the cruise control is activated: ready for operation via the buttons in the steering
wheel.
For additional information: refer to
page 78
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Front fog lamps
Lights up whenever you switch
on the fog lamps.
For additional information: refer to
page 96
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Overview
Indicator and warning lamps
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Index
High beams
Comes on when the high beams
are on or the headlamp flasher
is actuated.
For additional information: refer to
pages 76, 95
Controls
Blue: for your information
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Buttons in steering wheel*
These buttons let you operate the following functions quickly and without
being distracted from traffic conditions:
> Selected radio functions
> The cruise control
> Selected telephone functions
> The voice recognition system.
The controls are active only when
the corresponding systems and
accessories are switched on. <
> CD
Press briefly: jump to next track
Extended pressure: search function
in track
> Cassette
Press briefly: jump to next track or
stop fast forward
Extended pressure: fast forward
> Phone
Scan personal phone book.
Rewind: same functions as forward.
Press briefly: receive a phone call, initiate dialing, terminate a call.
Extended pressure:
Volume.
Switch voice recognition on and off.
Cruise control: select a stored setting.
Switch between phone, radio, cassette
and CD.
Cruise control: store and accelerate +
or decelerate and store –.
Forward:
> Radio
Press briefly: next station in station
memory
Extended pressure: station search
Cruise control: activate/interrupt/deactivate.
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First-aid kit*
The hazard warning triangle is stored in
a storage case on the left side of the
luggage compartment.
The first-aid kit is located under the
passenger seat.
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Data
Some of the articles in the first-aid
kit have a limited period of use
before expiration. For this reason,
check the expiration dates of each of
the items regularly and replace any
whose expiration dates have passed.
You can purchase replacements in any
drugstore or pharmacy. in any drugstore or pharmacy.
Always observe all legal regulations
requiring a first-aid kit to be carried in
the vehicle.<
Repairs
To close: fold the cover up and press it
until the tab engages.
Index
Always observe all legal regulations requiring a warning triangle
to be carried in the vehicle.<
To release: pull the handle and fold the
cover down.
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Hazard warning triangle*
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Refueling
Always observe all safety precautions posted at the service station
when handling fuel.
Never carry spare fuel containers in
your vehicle. Whether empty or full,
these containers can leak, cause an
explosion, or lead to fire in the event of
a collision.<
Fuel filler door
Always switch off the engine
before refueling, as it is not possible to add fuel with the engine running,
and attempts may also trigger the
SERVICE ENGINE SOON lamp.<
Press on the rear edge of the fuel filler
door to open and close it.
If an electrical malfunction occurs, you
can unlock the fuel filler door manually:
Pull the knob with the fuel pump symbol, located on the right side wall of the
luggage compartment.
Simple and environmentally
friendly
Open the gas cap carefully to prevent fuel from spraying out. Fuel
spray may cause injury.<
Keep the gas cap in the bracket
attached to the fuel filler door.
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle
completely into the filler pipe. Lifting the
nozzle during refueling
> results in premature pump shutoff
> and will reduce the effectiveness of
the vapor recovery system on the
pump.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle shuts off the first time.
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Fuel specifications
Close the gas cap carefully after
refueling until a click is heard.
While closing, be sure not to squeeze
the strap which is fastened to the cap.
A loose or missing cap will activate the
CHECK GAS CAP* lamp.<
The engine uses lead-free gasoline
only.
> Premium Unleaded Gasoline,
min. 91 AKI.
AKI = Anti Knock Index
Checking tire pressures
Tire pressures in psi/kilopascal are
shown on the driver's door post and are
visible when the door is open.
Only check the tire inflation pressures
of cold tires. This means after driving a
maximum of 1.25 miles/2 km or after
the vehicle has been parked for at least
2 hours. Warm tires have higher inflation pressures.
In the following tire inflation pressure
table, all pressures are specified in the
standard units of pressure, psi and kilopascal, and apply to cold tires, i.e. tires
at ambient temperature.
Maintenance
Controls
Never use leaded fuel, as it would
cause permanent and irreversible
damage to the oxygen sensor and the
catalytic converter.<
Repairs
Do not drive to the last drop of
fuel. This can prevent the engine
from operating properly and result in
damage.<
Required fuel:
Data
> Approx. 16.6 gal./63 liters, of which
> approx. 2.1 gal./8 liters are reserve
capacity.
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Index
Tank capacity
Tire inflation pressure
Overview
Refueling
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Tire inflation pressure
Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor:
After correcting the inflation pressures,
reinitialize the system. Refer to
page 92.
Your vehicle is equipped with tires that
not only meet US standards, but also
European standards. We recommend
the exclusive use of BMW approved
tires.
Check the tire pressures on a regular basis – at least twice a
month – and before every extended
journey. If this is not done, incorrect tire
pressures can cause driving instability
and tire damage, ultimately resulting in
accidents.
Remember to check the inflation pressure in the space-saver or standard
spare tire.
Inflate the spare tire to the highest inflation pressure specified for your vehicle.<
Comply with tire approval
specifications
The inflation pressures in the table
apply to BMW approved tire sizes and
tire manufacturers. Your BMW center
can provide you with more information
about these. Other pressures may be
required for tires made by other manufacturers.
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Tire inflation pressure
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41/280
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
29/200
–
–
33/230
33/230
–
–
41/280
205/50
195/65
205/55
205/50
32/220
36/250
36/250
44/300
30/210
35/240
35/240
42/290
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
30/210
–
–
35/240
35/240
–
–
42/290
205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load,
205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S, 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S – not 325xi,
205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S
33/230
38/260
38/260
45/310
205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load,
205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S,
225/45 R 17 91 W
32/220
38/260
39/270
46/320
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
32/220
–
–
38/260
39/270
–
–
46/320
225/40 ZR 18
255/35 ZR 18
32/220
–
–
38/260
39/270
–
–
46/320
R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load,
R 15 91 Q M+S, 205/60 R 15 91 Q M+S,
R 16 91 Q M+S, 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S,
R 17 93 Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S
325i 205/55 R 16 91 H M+S, 205/55 R 16 91 H,
325xi 225/50 R 16 92 W – not 325xi, 225/45 R 17 91 W
330i
Controls
33/230
Maintenance
33/230
Repairs
29/200
Data
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S, 205/55 R 16 91 H,
225/50 R 16 92 W, 225/45 R 17 91 W
Index
320i
Overview
BMW Tires
All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires
cold = ambient temperature
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Tire inflation pressure
BMW Tires
All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires
cold = ambient temperature
330xi 225/45 R 17 91 W
All
30/210
35/240
35/240
42/290
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
30/210
–
–
35/240
35/240
–
–
42/290
205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load,
205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S, 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load
33/230
38/260
38/260
45/310
Space-saver spare tire
61/420
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Keys
Central locking system
2 Spare key – for storage in a safe
place, such as in your wallet. This key
is not intended for constant use. The
luggage compartment lid and the
glove compartment cannot be locked
and unlocked with this key. This is
useful for valet parking, for example
The concept
The central locking system is ready for
operation whenever the driver's door is
closed. The system simultaneously
engages and releases the locks on the
> doors
> luggage compartment lid
> fuel filler door.
The central locking system can be
operated
The key set
1 Master keys with remote control unit
– these keys determine the functions
of the Key Memory. Refer to page 64.
You can mark the individual keys for
subsequent identification by applying the colored decals that you
received when accepting delivery of
your vehicle
In every master key there is an
extended-life battery that is
charged automatically in the ignition
lock as you drive.
For this reason, if you have master keys
that are not being used otherwise, use
those keys at least once a year while
driving for an extended period to
charge the battery.<
> from outside via the remote control
as well as via the driver's door lock
> from inside by pressing a button.
The fuel filler door is not locked when
the central locking system is activated
from the inside, refer to page 37. When
the system is actuated from the outside, the anti-theft system is also activated. This prevents the doors from
being unlocked via the lock buttons or
the release handle. The alarm system is
also activated or deactivated.
If locked from the inside, the central
locking system unlocks automatically in
the event of an accident, except on
doors that have been locked individually using the lock buttons, refer to
page 39. In addition, the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on.
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
Persons or animals inside the
vehicle may be able to lock the
doors from the inside. For this reason,
always take the vehicle keys with you
so that the vehicle can be opened again
from the outside at any time.<
If it is no longer possible to lock
the vehicle via the remote control,
the battery is discharged. Use this key
while driving for an extended period in
order to recharge the battery.
To prevent unauthorized use of the
remote control, surrender only the
spare key when leaving the vehicle for
Whenever you unlock or lock the vehivalet parking, for example.
cle, you simultaneously deactivate/actiIn the event of a system malfunction,
vate the anti-theft system, disarm/arm
please contact your BMW center. You
the alarm system and switch the interior
can also obtain replacement keys
lamps on/off.
there.<
2 Lock and secure, arm alarm system,
activate interior lamps, disarm tilt
alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
3 Open the luggage compartment lid,
panic mode – trigger alarm
To release
Press the button once to unlock the
driver's door.
Press the button a second time to disengage all vehicle locks.
Index
You can have a signal set to confirm that the vehicle's locks have
engaged securely.<
1 Unlock, convenience opening mode,
and disarm alarm system
Data
> To switch on interior lamps, refer to
page 34.
With this function you can also
search for your vehicle when parked
in an underground garage, for
instance
> To open the luggage compartment
lid, refer to page 34.
The luggage compartment lid will
open slightly, regardless of whether it
was previously locked or unlocked.
Controls
The remote control also provides two
additional functions beyond the central
locking feature:
Maintenance
Master keys with remote control
Repairs
The concept
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
Convenience opening mode
Press and hold button: to open the
electric power windows and glass sunroof.
To lock and secure
Press button.
To switch on the interior lamps
To open the luggage
compartment lid
External systems
The remote control system's operation
may be affected by other units or
equipment operating in the immediate
vicinity of your vehicle.
Press button.
The luggage compartment lid will open
slightly, regardless of whether it was
previously locked or unlocked.
If the luggage compartment lid
was locked, it will be locked again
after it is reclosed.
Before and after a trip, be sure that the
luggage compartment lid has not been
opened unintentionally.<
With the vehicle locked, press button.
Panic mode – trigger alarm
For additional information, refer to
page 42.
Provided that the alarm system is
armed, you can respond to imminent
danger by holding down the button for
more than 2 seconds.
To switch off the alarm:
Press button.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply with part 15 of the FCC Federal
Communications Commission regulations. Operation is governed by the following:
FCC ID:
To deactivate the tilt alarm* and
interior motion sensors*
Press button a second time immediately after locking.
If this should occur, you can still open
and close the vehicle using the master
key in either the door or luggage compartment lid locks.
> LX8EWS
> LX8FZVS
> LX8FZVE.
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
interference, and
> this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
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Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Any unauthorized modifications to
these devices could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.<
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Index
Opening and closing – via the remote control
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Opening and closing – via the door lock
Whenever closing the windows or
sliding/tilt sunroof you should
always monitor their path and progress
to ensure that no one is injured.
Release the key to stop the windows or
sliding/tilt sunroof.<
Manual operation
In the event of electrical malfunction
Turn the key all the way to the left or
right to unlock or lock the driver's door.
One turn of the key in the driver's door
lock unlocks the driver's door only.
Turning the key a second time unlocks
all of the remaining doors, the luggage
compartment lid and the fuel filler door.
You can have a signal set to confirm that the vehicle's locks have
engaged securely.<
Convenience operation
You can also operate the power windows and the glass sunroof via the door
lock.
> To open: with the door closed, hold
the key in the Unlock position
> To close: with the door closed, hold
the key in the Lock position.
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1. Press the button for the central locking system
2. Pull the release handle above the
armrest on the door you wish to open
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To unlock and open the doors
If only the driver's door was
unlocked from the outside and
you press the button, then, with the
driver's door still open, the passengerside door, the luggage compartment lid
and the fuel filler door will unlock, too.
If the driver's door is closed, it will be
locked.<
If you desire, the central locking
system can be activated automatically as soon as you begin to drive. This
can be adjusted to be key-specific.<
Persons or animals inside the
vehicle may be able to lock the
doors from the inside. For this reason,
always take the vehicle keys with you
so that you can open the vehicle again
from the outside at any time.<
Maintenance
> Either use the central locking button
to lock all doors at once or
> press down the individual door lock
buttons. The fuel filler door remains
unlocked. To prevent the driver from
being inadvertently locked out of the
vehicle, the driver's door lock button
will not engage as long as the door is
open.
Index
You can use this button to control the
central locking system whenever the
doors are closed. The doors and luggage compartment lid are unlocked or
locked only. The anti-theft system is not
activated.
Repairs
To lock
Data
pull the release handle for any door
twice: to unlock and open the door.
Controls
or
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Luggage compartment lid
The lock
To secure separately
To open from the outside
Only the master keys fit in the lock for
the luggage compartment lid, refer to
page 32.
Turn the master key to the right past the
resistance point and then pull it out in
the horizontal position.
Press the button in the handle recess:
the luggage compartment lid opens
slightly.
This locks the luggage compartment lid
and disconnects it from the central
locking system. This feature can be
used to prevent unauthorized access to
the luggage compartment when you
surrender the spare key only, refer to
page 32. This can be advantageous for
valet parking, for example.
The luggage compartment is lit when
the luggage compartment lid is opened.
Manual operation
In the event of electrical malfunction
Turn the master key all the way to the
left – the luggage compartment lid will
open slightly.
The luggage compartment lid is locked
again as soon as you close the lid.
To open from the inside, refer to the following section.
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Luggage compartment lid
To close
If the luggage compartment lid has not
been locked separately, you can open it
with this button in the footwell on the
driver's side when the vehicle is stationary.
The handle recesses in the interior trim
panel of the luggage compartment lid
make it easier to pull the lid down.
To avoid injuries, be sure that the
travel path of the luggage compartment lid is clear when it is closed,
following the same precautions as with
all closing procedures.<
Controls
Index
Operate the vehicle only when the
luggage compartment lid is
closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes
could penetrate the interior of the vehicle.<
Maintenance
To open from the inside*
Repairs
1. Close all windows and the glass sunroof
2. Greatly increase the quantity of air
coming from the air conditioning or
automatic climate control system,
refer to page 98 or 102.
Data
Should it be absolutely necessary to
operate the vehicle with the luggage
compartment lid open:
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Luggage compartment lid
Luggage compartment
Emergency release
Floor panel
This lever releases the luggage compartment lid from the luggage compartment's interior.
Lift the floor panel with the ring, then
use the tab to suspend it from the
weather-stripping on the drip rail.
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Alarm system*
You can also open the luggage compartment lid when the system is armed
by pressing the remote control button,
refer to page 34. The lid is once again
secured when it is closed.
Extended pressure on the button sets
The system responds to unauthorized
off the alarm – Panic mode, refer to
vehicle entry and attempted theft by
page 34.
You can turn the floor mat over to trans- simultaneously activating the following:
port soiled objects, etc. The rubber> The acoustic alarm sounds for
coated side is suitable for washing and
30 seconds
is also designed to inhibit sliding.
> The hazard warning flashers are actiThe fittings at the corners of the lugvated for approx. five minutes
gage compartment provide you with a
> The high beams flash on and off in
convenient means of attaching luggage
rhythm with the hazard warning flashcompartment nets* and flexible straps
ers.
for securing luggage.
Floor mat
To arm and disarm the alarm
system
When the vehicle is locked or unlocked
via the driver's door lock or with the
remote control, the alarm system is also
simultaneously armed or disarmed.
Index
Refer also to Cargo loading on
page 114.
Controls
> When a door, the hood or the luggage compartment lid is opened
> To movement inside the vehicle –
interior motion sensor
> To variations in the vehicle's tilt angle
such as those occurring during
attempts to steal the wheels or tow
the vehicle – tilt alarm sensor
> To interruption of battery voltage.
Maintenance
The vehicle alarm system responds:
You can have different acknowledgment signals set to confirm
arming and disarming.<
Repairs
The concept
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Data
Luggage compartment
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Alarm system*
armed: an attempted entry has been
detected in the period since the system was armed.
Following triggering of an alarm, the
indicator lamp will flash continuously.
> The indicator lamp below the interior
rearview mirror flashes continuously:
the system is armed
> The indicator lamp flashes during
arming: a door, the hood or luggage
compartment lid is not completely
closed. Even if you do not close the
alerted area(s), the remaining areas
are secured, and the indicator lamp
will flash continuously after
10 seconds. However, the interior
motion sensor is not activated
> If the indicator lamp goes out when
the system is disarmed: no manipulation or attempted intrusions have
been detected in the period since the
system was armed
> If the indicator lamp flashes for
10 seconds when the system is dis-
In order for the interior motion sensor to
function properly, the windows and the
glass sunroof must be completely
closed.
Nevertheless, you should deactivate
the interior motion sensor, refer to
Avoiding unintentional alarms, if
Avoiding unintentional alarms
Indicator lamp displays
Interior motion sensor
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor may be switched off at the same > persons or animals are left in the
time. You can do this to prevent a false
vehicle
alarm from being triggered in garages
> the windows or the glass sunroof are
with elevator ramps, for instance, or
being left open.
when the vehicle is transported by train:
The system deactivates the tiltalarm sensor and the interior
Lock the vehicle twice, i.e. arm the sys- motion sensor if the convenience clostem. Press button on the remote control ing of windows is interrupted in the first
twice in succession or lock the vehicle
10 seconds and then restarted. The
twice with the key.
alarm must then be disarmed and reacThe indicator lamp lights up briefly and tivated before it will resume operathen flashes continuously. The tilt alarm tion.<
sensor and interior motion sensor are
deactivated for as long as the system
remains armed.
You can have the tilt alarm sensor
and the interior motion sensor
permanently deactivated.<
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Electric power windows
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher:
> Press the switch until you feel resistance: the window retracts as long as
you maintain pressure on the switch
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Controls
Maintenance
A contact strip is located on the inside
upper frame of each of the front windows. If pressure is exerted against this
contact strip while a window is being
raised, the system will respond by stopping the window and then retracting it a
small distance.
Repairs
After the ignition has been switched off:
You can still operate the electric power
windows for up to 15 minutes, as long
as no one opens either of the front
doors.
Safety feature
Data
When leaving the vehicle, always
remove the ignition key from the
lock and remember to close the doors
to prevent children from operating the
power windows and injuring themselves, etc.<
> Press the switch briefly past the presDespite this safety feature, be
sure point: the window moves autoextremely careful to ensure that
matically. Pressing the switch again
the closing path of the window is not
stops the opening cycle.
obstructed. Some types of objects
You can close the windows in the same might fail to trigger the contact strip in
some situations – very thin objects, for
manner by pulling the switch.
instance.
Separate switches are located under
You can override this safety feature by
the windows in the rear passenger
pressing the switch beyond the resisarea.
tance point and holding it.<
For convenience operation via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
page 34 or 36.
Index
To open and close windows
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Electric power windows
Glass sunroof, electric*
To prevent injuries, exercise care
when closing the glass sunroof
and keep it in your field of vision until it
is shut.
When leaving the vehicle, always
extract the ignition key from the lock
and remember to close the doors to
prevent children from operating the
sunroof and injuring themselves, etc.<
Safety switch
With the safety switch, you can prevent
the rear windows from being opened or
closed via the switch in the rear passenger area – by children, for example.
Press the safety switch whenever
children are riding in the rear of
the vehicle. Careless use of the power
windows can lead to injury.<
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Tapping the switch again stops the
motion immediately.
> Slide the switch until you feel resistance: the sunroof opens and closes
as long as you hold the switch
> Slide the switch past the pressure
point: the sunroof moves automatically.
Tapping the switch again stops the
motion immediately.
The headliner insert retracts with the
sunroof while it is opening.
After the ignition has been switched off:
you can still operate the sunroof for up
to 15 minutes, as long as no one opens
either of the front doors.
After the ignition has been switched off:
you can still operate the sunroof for up
to 15 minutes, as long as no one opens
either of the front doors.
The headliner insert slides back somewhat when you raise the sunroof.
Do not use force to close the
headliner insert with the sunroof in
its raised position, as damage to the
mechanism could result.<
Overview
Data
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher
Safety feature
If the glass sunroof encounters resistance
> when it is closing from the raised
position
Index
Opening and closing
If you briefly press the switch in the
raise direction while the sunroof is
open, the sunroof will rise to its uppermost position.
Despite this safety feature, be
extremely careful that the travel
path of the sunroof is not obstructed
whenever it is closed. Remember that
the safety mechanism may not be able
to detect obstructions under all circumstances – with very thin objects, for
instance.
You can disable this safety feature by
pressing the switch beyond the pressure point and holding it.<
Controls
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher: tap the switch.
the closing cycle is interrupted and the
glass sunroof will open again slightly.
Maintenance
Raising the glass sunroof
> when it is closing from a point
roughly past the middle of its travel
Repairs
For convenience operation via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
page 34 or 36.
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Glass sunroof, electric*
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can also operate the glass sunroof
manually
1. Remove the interior lamp, then reach
into the exposed opening and press
out the cover
2. Use the Allen key from the onboard
tool kit, refer to page 142, to turn the
glass sunroof in the desired direction.
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To adjust
Safe seating position
Always maintain an adequate distance between yourself and the
airbags. Always hold the steering wheel
by the rim to keep any chance of injury
to hands or arms to an absolute minimum should the airbag be deployed.
Never allow any objects, individuals or
animals to obstruct the areas between
passengers and airbags. Never use the
front airbag's cover as a storage tray or
support for objects of any kind. Never
allow front passengers to rest their feet
or legs on the airbag cover.<
For information on using the safety
belts, refer to page 51.
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Your vehicle offers five sitting positions,
each of which is provided with a safety
belt.
Repairs
Sitting safely with airbags
Sitting safely with safety belts
Never allow more than one person
to wear a single safety belt. Never
allow infants or small children to ride in
a passenger's lap. Avoid twisting the
belt while routing it firmly across the
hips and shoulder, wear it as snugly
against your body as possible. Do not
allow the belt to rest against hard or
fragile objects. Do not route the belt
across your neck, or run it across sharp
edges. Be sure that the belt does not
become caught or jammed. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing and pull on the
lap belt periodically to retension it over
your shoulders. In the event of a frontal
impact, a loose lap belt could slide over
your hips, leading to abdominal injury.
In addition, the safety belt's restraint
effectiveness is reduced if it is worn
loosely. Expectant mothers should
always wear their safety belts, taking
care to position the lap belt against the
lower hips, where it will not exert pressure against the abdominal area.<
Data
For supplementary information on
transporting children, refer to page 60.
For airbag locations and additional
information on airbags, refer to
page 57.
Index
For driving that is relaxed and less likely
to cause fatigue, you should select a
sitting position that reflects your personal requirements. In combination
with the safety belts and airbags, the
correct seating position also plays an
important role in enhancing occupant
safety in the event of an accident. To
ensure that the vehicle's safety systems
provide you with optimal protection, we
request that you direct your careful
attention to the following section.
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Seats
Manual seat adjustment
When adjusting your seat, always
observe the following precautions
Never try to adjust your seat while
operating the vehicle. The seat
could respond with unexpected movement, and the ensuing loss of vehicle
control could lead to an accident. Never
ride with the backrest reclined to an
extreme angle. This is especially important for the front passenger to remember. If you do so, there is a risk that you
will slide under the safety belt in an
Seat adjustment
accident, thus reducing the protection
provided by the safety belt.<
1 Backward/Forward adjustment
Pull the lever and slide the seat to the
Seat adjustment
desired position.
After you release the lever, move the
> Manual seat adjustment, refer to
seat forward or backward slightly so
page 48
that it engages fully
> Power seat adjustment, refer to
page 50
2 Height
> Head restraint, refer to page 51.
Pull the lever and apply weight to or
remove weight from the seat as
required
3 Backrest angle
Pull the lever and apply weight to or
remove weight from the backrest as
required
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2 To tilt down:
Push the lever down repeatedly, continuing until the seat reaches the
desired tilt angle
3 Thigh support:
Pull the lever and adjust the position
of the thigh support for your personal
comfort
Repairs
1 To tilt up:
Pull the lever up repeatedly, continuing until the seat reaches the desired
tilt angle
Data
You can also adjust the tilt angle and
the thigh support:
Index
BMW sports seat* adjustment
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Manual seat adjustment
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Power seat adjustment*
Lumbar support*
Seat adjustment
To adjust
1 Tilt angle
You can adjust the backrest's contour
for additional support in the curvature
of your spine's lumbar region.
2 Backward/Forward adjustment
3 Height
4 Backrest angle
The head restraint is adjusted manually,
refer to page 51.
With the BMW sports seat you can also
adjust the thigh support, refer to
page 49.
The upper hips and spinal column
receive supplementary support to help
you maintain a relaxed, upright posture.
> Press front/rear of switch:
increase/decrease curvature
> Press the upper/lower end of the
switch: increase the upper/lower curvature.
Please refer to the adjustment
instructions on page 48 to reduce
the risk of personal injury.<
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Safety belts
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Overview
2. Press button – see arrow 1 – and
remove the head restraint.
Installation – front
Always wear your safety belt
Height: pull the head restraint up or
push it down.
Always fasten your safety belt before
starting off. As supplemental restraint
devices, the airbags are designed to
enhance the effectiveness of the safety
belts, and not to replace them.
You can reduce the risk of spinal
injury and whiplash by adjusting
the head restraint to a height at which it
is centered roughly at ear level.<
Removal – front
1. Pull up the head restraint, continuing
until it is at maximum extension
To close
Make sure you hear the catch engage in
the belt buckle.
To release
1. Press red button in the belt buckle
2. Hold end of the belt
3. Guide belt back into the inertia reel.
Data
Adjust the angle of the front head
restraints by tilting them manually.
Index
Press button to retract to the
lowest position – see arrow 1.<
Repairs
To adjust
Maintenance
Controls
Slide the head restraint into the sockets.
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Safety belts
The rear belt buckle with the word
CENTER is intended exclusively
for the passenger sitting in the middle.<
Adjusting safety belt height
Use the height adjustment mechanism
to adapt the shoulder strap to the ideal
level for your own body:
> Slide the button up or down.
Please refer to the seat adjustment
instructions on page 47.
If the safety belt system has been
subjected to the stresses involved
in an accident or otherwise damaged:
have the entire safety belt mechanism
replaced by your BMW center, including the safety belt tensioner. In addition, have your BMW center inspect the
safety belt anchors. If a child-restraint
system was in the vehicle during an
accident, consult the manufacturer's
instructions regarding replacement.<
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Seat and mirror memory*
Memory will not retain the adjustment made to the lumbar support.<
To store
1. Ignition key position 1 or 2
2. Adjust your seat and exterior mirrors
to the desired position
3. Press the MEMORY button: the indicator lamp in the button lights up
4. Press memory button 1, 2 or 3, as
desired: indicator lamp goes out.
The driver's door is closed and the ignition key is either removed or in position
0 or 2:
> Maintain pressure on the desired
memory button – 1, 2 or 3 – until the
adjustment process is completed.
If you press the MEMORY button accidentally: press the button again; the
indicator lamp goes out.
Your BMW center can adjust your
vehicle's systems in such a manner that your personalized settings are
automatically set for the seat and exterior mirror positions when you unlock
the vehicle with your personal remote
control.<
Controls
Maintenance
You can store and recall three different
driver's seat and exterior mirror positions.
> Briefly press memory button 1, 2 or 3,
as desired.
Movement stops immediately when
one of the seat-adjustment or memory buttons is activated during the
adjustment process.
Repairs
Ignition key in position 1:
Data
Do not select a memory position
while the vehicle is moving. If you
do so, there is a risk of accident from
unexpected seat movement.<
Before activating the programmed
adjustment feature, ensure that
the footwell behind the driver's seat is
empty and unobstructed. If you fail to
do so, persons, animals or objects
could be injured or damaged if the seat
should move backward.<
Index
To select a stored setting
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Seat and mirror memory*
Seat heating*
Passenger-side exterior mirror tilt
function
The seat cushion and backrest can be
heated with the ignition key in
position 2.
Automatic curb monitor*
1. Move mirror selector switch 1 to the
driver's mirror position
2. When shifting into Reverse or placing
the selector lever in position R, the
passenger-side mirror tilts downward to help the driver monitor the
area directly adjacent to the vehicle
during parking – curbs, etc.
You can select different heating modes
by repeatedly pressing the buttons.
You can also switch the higher heating
modes off directly:
Press the button and hold it slightly
longer.
How far the passenger mirror tilts
can be set individually for each
ignition key.<
You can deactivate this automatic feature by setting the mirror selection
switch to the passenger side position.
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Mirrors
Both mirrors are automatically heated
when you turn the ignition key to
position 2.
To adjust
To adjust exterior mirrors
Never attempt to adjust the steering wheel while driving the vehicle
– it could respond with unexpected
movement, posing a potential accident
hazard.<
1 Mirror switch for 4-way adjustment
1. Push the locking lever downward
2. Adjust steering column reach and
height for your selected seating position
3. Pull the lever back up to clamp the
steering wheel in the new position.
The mirrors can also be adjusted manually:
2 Selection switch for changing
between mirrors
Controls
Electric defrosting*
Maintenance
The mirror on the passenger's
side is convex. When estimating
the distance between yourself and
other traffic, bear in mind that the
objects reflected in the mirror are closer
than they appear. This means that estimates of the distance to following traffic
should not be regarded as precise.<
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To adjust manually
Repairs
Steering wheel
Press against the edges of the lens.
Index
Data
For storing mirror settings, refer to Seat
and mirror memory on page 53.
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Mirrors
rear of the mirror. Refrain from attaching stickers or other objects to the
windshield in the area immediately
behind the rearview mirror.
Interior rearview mirror
To reduce glare from vehicles behind
you when you are driving at night, tilt
the lens by turning the button.
Vehicles without alarm system:
Tilt the small lever forward.
Interior rearview mirror with
automatic dimming feature*
This mirror automatically responds to
ambient light and headlamp glare from
following vehicles by dimming through
an infinitely variable range and automatically reverts to its clear, undimmed
setting whenever you shift into Reverse
or move the selector lever into
position R.
To ensure that the mirror continues to
operate efficiently, ensure that the photocells remain clear and unobstructed.
One photocell is integrated in the mirror's lens – see arrow – while the other
is located at an offset position on the
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Airbags
3 Side airbags on the driver and passenger sides – front and rear*
Protective effect
The front airbags supplement the threepoint safety belts by providing additional protection in the event of a
severe frontal collision in which the protection afforded by the belts alone may
no longer be sufficient. The head and
side airbags help provide protection in
the event of a collision from the side.
The respective side airbag helps support the seat occupant's upper body.
Controls
Maintenance
2 Head airbags for driver and front passenger
The airbags do not deploy in
response to minor collisions, rear
impacts and certain kinds of vehicle
rollover.<
Index
1 Front airbags on the driver and passenger sides
Repairs
The side airbags in the rear passenger area* of your vehicle may
already have been deactivated by a
BMW center. You may have them activated if you desire to do so. Please
contact your BMW center for additional
information.<
Do not apply adhesive materials to
the cover panels of the airbags,
cover them or modify them in any other
way. Do not remove the airbag restraint
system. In the event of a malfunction,
deactivation or triggered activation – as
a response to an accident – of the airbag restraint system, consult your BMW
center for inspection, repairs or disassembly. Do not modify or tamper with
either the wiring or the individual components in the airbag system. These
include the upholstered covers on the
steering wheel, the instrument panel,
side panels on doors and the roof struts
as well as down the sides of the roof
liners. Also, do not attempt to remove
the steering wheel. Unprofessional
attempts to service the system could
lead to failure in an emergency or
undesired airbag activation, either of
which could result in personal injury. Do
not touch the individual components
immediately after the system has been
activated, as this could result in personal injury.<
Data
For information on the correct sitting
posture, refer to page 47.
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Airbags
All vehicle occupants should
always sit upright and be properly
restrained – infants and small children
in appropriate child-restraint systems;
larger children and adults using the
safety belts. Never let an occupant's
head rest near or on a side airbag
because the inflating airbag could
cause a serious or fatal injury. Please
note that the word Airbag imprinted on
the door trim panel indicates the airbag's location.
Accident research shows that the safest place for children in an automobile
is in the rear seat. However, a child sitting in the rear seat and not properly
restrained could place his or her head
on or near the airbag, if so equipped.
For example, a child — even though
belted in — may fall asleep with his or
her head against the side airbag. It may
be difficult for a driver to ensure that
children in the rear seat will remain
properly positioned at all times and not
place their heads on or near the side
airbag. Therefore, we recommend that
the rear seat side airbags, if installed in
the vehicle, be deactivated if children
will travel in the rear seat.
The rear seat side airbags may already
have been deactivated by a BMW center. If you are uncertain of their status,
or wish to have the airbags activated or
deactivated, please contact your BMW
center.<
Even when all these guidelines are followed, there is still a small residual risk
of injuries to the face, hands and arms
occurring from airbag deployment in
isolated instances.
In sensitive individuals, the ignition and
inflation noise may induce a mild hearing loss that is temporary in most
cases.
Corresponding airbag warning labels
are found on both sun visors.
This is the right way a child should sit in
a child-restraint when rear side airbags
are provided.
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Airbags
If there is a system malfunction, there is
a risk that the airbags will not be triggered within their normal response
range, even if the level of impact would
normally have triggered them.
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This is the right way a larger child
should sit wearing the seat belt when
rear side airbags are provided.
Maintenance
Controls
Have your BMW center inspect the airbag system immediately.
The indicator lamp indicates the
operational status of the airbag
system when the ignition key is
in position 1 or higher.
Repairs
Indicator lamp
> The indicator lamp comes on briefly
when you turn the ignition key to
position 1 or higher.
System malfunction:
Data
System operational:
Index
> Indicator lamp does not come on or
> indicator lamp lights up continuously.
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Transporting children safely
Commercially available child-restraint
systems are designed to be secured
with a lap belt or with the lap belt portion of a combination lap/shoulder belt.
Improperly or inadequately installed
restraint systems can increase the risk
of injury to children. Always read and
follow the instructions that come with
the system.
Correct location for installing
In your BMW, all seats equipped with a
three-point safety belt – except for the
driver's seat – are suitable for installing
universal child-restraint systems of all
age classes and which have been
approved for the age group in question.
Child-restraint system with
tether strap
If you use a child-restraint system with
a tether strap, three additional tether
anchorage points have been provided.
Depending on the location selected for
seating in the rear passenger area,
attach the tether strap to the corresponding anchorage point to secure the
child-restraint system, as shown in the
illustration.
If the respective seating position is fitted with a head restraint, lift the head
restraint and pass the tether strap
between the head restraint and the seat
back.
It is recommended to readjust the head
restraint in the lowest possible position.
Adjust the tether strap according to the
child-restraint manufacturer's instructions.
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All rear seating positions in your vehicle
meet the recommendations of
SAE J1819, an industry-recommended
practice for securing child-restraint systems in motor vehicles.
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All of the rear belt retractors and the
front passenger's safety belt can be
locked for mounting and securing childrestraint systems.
A label with the appropriate instructions
for this is located in the immediate
vicinity of the buckle latch of each
safety belt.
Maintenance
Securing child-restraint system
Repairs
that has first been properly installed
with a safety belt.
Never install a rearward-facing childrestraint system in the front passenger
seat.
We strongly urge you to carefully read
and comply with the instructions for
installation and use provided by the
child-restraint's manufacturer whenever
you use such a device.
Do not attempt to modify child-restraint
systems. If you do this, the protection
provided by these systems could be
impaired.
Always ensure that all occupants – of all
ages – remain properly and securely
restrained at all times.<
Extract the entire length of the belt from
the inertia reel mechanism. Allow the
reel to retract the belt somewhat and
engage the buckle, then tighten the belt
against the child-restraint system. The
retraction mechanism is now locked.
Data
To lock the safety belt
Index
Before installing any childrestraint device or child seat,
please read the following:
Never install a rearward-facing childrestraint system in the front passenger
seat of this vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag
supplemental restraint system for the
front passenger. Because the backrest
on any rearward-facing child-restraint
system – of the kind designed for
infants under 1 year and 20 lbs/9 kg –
would be within the airbag's deployment range, you should never mount
such a device in the front passenger
seat, since the impact of the airbag
against the child-restraint's backrest
could lead to serious or fatal injuries.
If it is necessary for a child – not an
infant – to ride in the front seat, certain
precautions should be taken. First,
move the passenger seat as far away
from the dashboard as possible. This
important precaution is intended to
maximize the distance between the airbag and the child. Older children
should be tightly secured with a safety
belt after they have outgrown a booster
seat that is appropriate for their age,
height, and weight. Younger children
should be secured in an appropriate
forward-facing child-restraint system
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The belt cannot be extracted further.
Always observe the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer of
the child-restraint system.
To unlock the safety belt
Release the safety belt, remove the
child seat and retract the safety belt to
its end position on the belt retractor.
LATCH child-restraint mounting
system
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren
Remove the cover from the outside
mount by pulling forward. When reinstalling ensure that the recess is on the
top.
The left and right rear seats are both
equipped with a LATCH child-restraint
mounting system.
Canadian models only:
The LATCH anchorage points are identified by buttons.
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Transporting children safely
The illustration is an example showing
the anchorages for a LATCH childrestraint mounting system at the right
rear seat.
Child safety locks
Slide down the lever located in the rear
door:
The door can now be opened from the
outside only.
Repairs
With through-loading system: tilt the
backrest halfway forward to make the
cover easier to remove, refer to
page 112.
Maintenance
Controls
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Index
Data
Always follow all manufacturer's
instructions and observe all safety
precautions when installing the LATCH
child-restraint mounting system.<
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Vehicle Memory, Key Memory
How the system functions
No doubt you have reflected at one
time or another on how great it would
be if you could permanently configure
your vehicle's various features and
adjustments to mirror your own individual preferences. In engineering your
vehicle, BMW has provided for a number of options for personal adjustment
that can be programmed into your vehicle at your BMW center.
The available configuration data fall into
two categories, according to whether
their primary orientation is the vehicle –
Vehicle Memory – or the individual –
Key Memory. Provided that each person has a separate remote-control key,
you can have your BMW center enter
basic adjustment data for up to four
individuals in the system.
The system then relies on a bilateral
data exchange to identify the individual
user and executes the selected settings
whenever the remote control unit is
used to disengage the door locks.
Distinguishing between keys
Color-coded decals have been provided to help you distinguish individual
keys with different settings.
What the system can do
You can learn about the entire array of
features this system offers at your BMW
center.
You will see this symbol throughout the Owner's Manual. It is to
remind you at appropriate places of the
settings that are available to you.<
Examples for Vehicle Memory:
> Various signals as acknowledgment
when locking or unlocking your vehicle, refer to pages 33, 36
> Activating/deactivating the 'Follow
me home' function, refer to page 94
> Activating/deactivating daytime driving lamps, refer to page 94
> Selecting units of measure for displaying time, outside temperature,
distance traveled and fuel consumption in the instrument panel
> When you shift into Reverse, an
acoustic signal indicates that PDC
has been activated, refer to page 86
> Switching on the rear window
defroster automatically, refer to
pages 100, 105
> Activates/deactivates various alarm
system functions, refer to page 42
> Having the onboard computer display
– after giving an ice warning – return to
its previous setting, refer to page 84.
Examples for Key Memory:
> Unlocking the driver's door first, then
the vehicle's remaining locks, refer to
page 33
> Locking the vehicle after pulling
away, refer to page 37
> Automatically repositioning of the
driver's seat for the corresponding
driver when the vehicle is unlocked,
refer to page 53
> Automatic tilting of the passengerside mirror, refer to Automatic curb
monitor, page 54.
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Driving
Ignition key positions
0 Steering locked
1 Steering unlocked
2 Ignition switched on
After removing the key, turn the steering wheel slightly to the left or right until
the lock engages.
If the key is not removed, an acoustic
signal is sounded after the driver's door
has been opened.
3 Starting engine
Steering unlocked
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Do not move the selector lever from
position P until the engine is running,
ignition key position 2.
Your vehicle is equipped with an interlock. Therefore, the ignition key cannot
be turned to position 0 or removed until
the selector lever is in position P.<
You will find that it is often easier to turn
the ignition key from position 0 to position 1 when you move the steering
wheel slightly to help disengage the
lock.
Individual electrical accessories are
ready for operation.
Start the engine. Do not press the
accelerator pedal.
Do not actuate the starter for too
short a time, but do not actuate it
for more than approx. 20 seconds.
Release the ignition key immediately
when the engine starts.<
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The key can only be inserted and
removed in this position.
Do not allow the engine to run in
enclosed spaces. Otherwise,
breathing the exhaust fumes can lead
to unconsciousness and death. The
exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless, but
highly toxic gas. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running.
An unattended vehicle with a running
engine represents a safety hazard.
When driving, standing at idle or parking the vehicle, take care to avoid contact between the hot exhaust system
and flammable materials – grass, hay,
leaves, etc. Such contact could lead to
a fire, resulting in serious personal
injury and property damage.<
Maintenance
Steering locked
Do not allow the engine to warm
up by leaving it running while the
vehicle remains stationary. Instead,
drive off immediately at a moderate
engine speed.<
Repairs
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Step on the clutch when starting the
vehicle. A lockout prevents the engine
from starting if the clutch is not
depressed.<
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Starting the engine
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Ignition lock
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Starting the engine
If the engine does not start on the first
attempt – if it is very hot or cold, for
instance:
> Press the accelerator pedal halfway
down while engaging the starter.
Cold starts at extremely low temperatures below approx. +5 7/–156 and at
altitudes over 3,300 ft/1,000 m:
> On the first start attempt, it may be
necessary to engage the starter for a
longer period, but no longer than
20 seconds
> Press the accelerator pedal halfway
down while engaging the starter.
Extended starting attempts, characterized by excessively frequent
or long periods with the starter
engaged, can damage the catalytic
converter.<
Engine idle speed is controlled by the
engine computer system. Increased
speeds at start-up are normal and
should decrease as the engine warms
up. If engine speed does not decrease,
service is required.
To prevent the battery from discharging, always deactivate electrical
devices that are not in use. Switch the
ignition off when the vehicle is not
being driven.
Manual transmission
1. Engage the parking brake
2. Gearshift lever in idling position
3. Start the engine.
Automatic transmission
1. Depress footbrake
2. Place the selector lever in position P
or N
3. Start the engine.
To prevent the vehicle from starting off on its own, always move
the selector lever to position P and
engage the parking brake before leaving your vehicle with the engine running.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
with the engine running. An unattended
vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard.<
2. Place the selector lever in neutral
position N
3. Start the engine.
If the engine does not start, reengage the gear last selected, refer
to the gear indicator in the display, and
move the selector lever into neutral
position N again.
The gearbox is automatically taken out
of gear if the driver's door is opened
while the engine is running and the
driver does not actuate the pedals, the
shift paddles or the selector lever. This
is accompanied by a warning tone and
the flashing gear indicator. The gear
display N appears in the instrumentcluster.<
Before exiting the vehicle with the
engine running, move the selector
lever into position N and apply the parking brake.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
with the engine running. An unattended
vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard.<
Sequential manual gearbox SMG
1. Depress footbrake
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Move the selector lever into position P,
and turn the ignition key to position 1 or
0.
SMG gearbox
If you turn the ignition key to position 1
or 0 with the selector lever in position
R, or in sequential mode, a gear automatically remains engaged.
If you turn the ignition key to position 1
or 0 with the selector lever in neutral
position N, a warning tone and the
flashing gear indicator in the display
remind you that no gear is engaged to
secure the vehicle against rolling.
Controls
Maintenance
Automatic transmission
The parking brake is designed primarily
to prevent the vehicle from rolling when
it is parked. It operates against the rear
wheels.
To engage
The detent engages automatically, and
the indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on when the ignition key
is in position 2, refer to page 18.
Repairs
Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
To release
Pull up slightly on the lever, press the
button and lower the lever.
Index
Manual transmission
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You should never remove the igni- The warning stops after approx.
tion key when the vehicle is in
9 seconds.
motion, as the steering lock could
engage.
When you leave the vehicle, always
remove the ignition key and engage the
steering lock.
Always engage the parking brake when
parking on downhill roads. Engaging a
gear may not sufficiently secure the
vehicle against rolling.<
Data
Switching off the engine
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Parking brake
Manual transmission
If exceptional circumstances
make it necessary to engage the
parking brake while the vehicle is in
motion, do not pull it with excessive
pressure. Keep your thumb pressed
against the release button while carefully pulling the lever up.
Excessive pressure can lead to overbraking and loss of traction – fishtailing
– at the rear axle. The brake lamps do
not come on when the parking brake is
engaged.
Vehicles with manual or SMG gearbox:
Engage the parking brake when parking
on downhill roads, since engaging a
gear may not provide adequate resistance to rolling, not even in first or
reverse gear.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
place the selector lever in P.<
Do not hold the vehicle in place on
slopes by slipping or 'riding' the
clutch. Use the parking brake instead.
Riding the clutch leads to severe and
premature clutch wear.<
To avoid corrosion and one-sided
braking, apply the parking brake
lightly from time to time when coasting
to a standstill – at a traffic signal, for
example – provided that it is safe to do
so.<
6-speed transmission*
When changing gear in the 5th/6th gear
plane, be sure to press the gearshift
lever to the right to prevent inadvertently shifting to a gear of the 3rd/4th
gear plane.
Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. Press the shift lever to the left to
overcome the resistance.
As you do this, the backup lamps will
light up automatically when the ignition
key is in position 2.
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Sequential manual gearbox SMG*
Selector lever positions
The current selector lever position is
indicated by a light-emitting diode in
the center console.
R: Reverse
N: Neutral
Position for forward driving with onetouch functions:
Sequential mode
Shiftlock
When the car is at a standstill, a safety
function requires you to depress the
brake pedal if you want to move the
selector lever from the neutral
position N to a driving position.
+: manual upshifts
Driving precautions
—: manual downshifts
Use enough acceleration to pull
away speedily when moving off on
an uphill gradient. Never try to prevent
the car from rolling back on an uphill
gradient by depressing the accelerator
pedal; always apply the handbrake.
Otherwise you could overheat the SMG
gearbox.<
D: drive mode.
The SMG is ready for operation in ignition key position 2.
Controls
> Sequential mode: manual mode
> Drive mode: automatic operation
> Ability to choose between two different driving programs: Standard,
Sport
> Operating safety through protection
against misshifting
> Automatic upshifts and downshifts in
the drive mode
> Automatic downshifts at minimum
engine rpm
> Kickdown function in the drive mode.
> Acceleration assistant, refer to
page 72.
Maintenance
It offers the following functions:
Repairs
The SMG is operated via the selector
lever in the center console and two shift
paddles on the steering wheel.
Data
The sequential manual gearbox SMG is
an automated manual gearbox with
which clutching and shifting is assumed
by an electro-hydraulic system.
The gearbox is automatically
placed in neutral gear if the
driver's door is opened while the engine
is running and the driver does not actuate the pedals, the shift paddles or the
selector lever.
This is accompanied by an acoustic
signal and the flashing gear indicator.
The gear display N appears in the
instrument cluster.
A driving position can only be engaged
when the driver's door is closed.
When the vehicle is unlocked, a buzzer
in the area of the transmission indicates
that the system is ready for operation.<
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The concept
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Sequential manual gearbox SMG*
R Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral
Always engage before starting the
engine, refer to Starting the engine on
page 66.
Sequential mode
Each time the engine is started, the
sequential mode is activated as soon as
you move the selector lever into the forward driving position while the brake is
depressed.
The gears are shifted via the shift paddles or the selector lever.
It is also possible to drive off in second
gear, e.g. on snow-covered roads.
D Drive mode
In the drive mode all forward gears are
shifted automatically.
To switch from sequential to drive
mode: tap the selector lever to the right
toward D.
For rapid acceleration, e.g. during
passing, depress the accelerator pedal
completely: kickdown.
To switch back to sequential mode: tap
the selector lever again to the right
toward D or change the current gear via
the shift paddles or the selector lever.
Kickdown
You can achieve maximum acceleration
using kickdown.
Depress the accelerator pedal past the
increased resistance point at the fullthrottle position.
Shifting gears
With selector lever:
> To upshift, tap the selector lever
toward +
> To downshift, tap the lever toward —.
With shift paddles on steering wheel:
> To upshift, pull one of the shift paddles
> To downshift, push the paddle.
You accelerate from higher gears, e.g.
during passing, by manually downshifting.
In the following situations, the SMG in
the sequential mode assists you:
> The transmission will only execute
upshifts and downshifts that will
result in an appropriate combination
of vehicle speed and engine rpm. For
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Warning tone
Available displays
RN123456
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6
The currently engaged gear, the
selected mode, and any malfunctions
are displayed in the instrument cluster.
Indicator lamp
Repairs
Maintenance
An acoustic signal sounds if the SMG
gearbox overheats; if possible you
should either stop or increase your pullaway speed so that the system can
cool down.
Overview
For information on jump-starting and
towing the vehicle, refer to page 153.
Controls
instance, downshifts that would
result in excessive engine speed cannot be executed
> When you brake the car to a stop, the
transmission automatically shifts
down to first gear
> As speed diminishes the transmission
will shift down automatically, without
any action on your part, just before
the vehicle slows to below each
gear's minimum speed.
Avoid extreme loads and proceed to
the nearest BMW center.
Index
All selector lever positions can still be
engaged, but in the forward driving
positions only certain gears are actually
available when the vehicle is driven.
Data
If the indicator lamp comes on,
there is a malfunction in the
transmission system.
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Sequential manual gearbox SMG*
1. Activate the Sport program
2. Press and hold the DSC button, refer
to page 87, for more than three seconds
3. Quickly press the accelerator pedal
down fully: kickdown. The optimum
rpm for driving off will be adjusted.
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the DSC activated whenever possible.<
Sport program
You can choose between two driving
programs: smoothly dynamic or Sport.
With the Sport program, gearshifts are
faster in sequential mode and the shift
points are adapted in drive mode.
To activate the Sport program: press
the SPORT button. The LED in the button lights up.
Acceleration assistant
The acceleration assistant permits optimum racing-style acceleration on roads
with good grip.
Do not use the acceleration assistant frequently as this could otherwise cause premature wear of the components.<
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
Selector lever positions
P Park
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. Transmission locks to prevent rear
wheels from turning.
R Reverse
While the vehicle is stationary and Select only when the vehicle is stationbefore shifting out of Park or Neu- ary.
tral,
depress
the footbrake in order to
Starting the engine
disengage the selector lever's lock
N Neutral
The engine can only be started in selec- mechanism – Shiftlock.<
Select only when stopping for an
tor lever positions P – for Park – or N –
extended period.
for Neutral.
P R N D M/S + –
Controls
Maintenance
A catch prevents inadvertent movement
of the selector lever to positions R and
P. To deactivate the catch, press the
button on the front of the selector lever
knob, see arrow.
Repairs
Under normal operating conditions, fuel
consumption is lowest when driving in
position D.
Range selection
D Drive – automatic shift program
This position is designed for driving
under all normal operating conditions.
All forward gears are available.
Index
When you move the selector lever from
the D position to the left into the M/S
range, the performance-oriented shift
programs of the automatic transmission
are engaged. Steptronic enters the
manual selection mode and executes
the desired shift whenever you tap the
selector lever in the direction indicated
by + or –. Whenever you want to use
automatic again, just move the selector
lever toward the right to position D.
Hold the footbrake down until
starting off. The vehicle will otherwise 'creep' when a drive position is
engaged. To prevent the vehicle from
starting off on its own, always move the
selector lever to position P and engage
the parking brake before leaving your
vehicle with the engine running.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
with the engine running. An unattended
vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard.<
Data
You can drive as with a normal automatic transmission. In addition, you can
also shift manually.
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
Kickdown
The transmission will only execute
upshifts and downshifts that will result
in an appropriate combination of vehicle speed and engine rpm. For
instance, downshifts that would result
in excessive engine speed are not executed. The desired, then the actual
gear, briefly appear in the instrument
cluster.
In the kickdown mode, you achieve
maximum acceleration and top speed
in position D.
Depress the accelerator pedal past the
increased resistance point at the fullthrottle position.
M/S manual operation and Sport
program
Move the selector lever from D to M/S
to activate the Sport program; SD
appears in the display panel. The M/S
mode is recommended for performance-oriented driving.
To accelerate quickly in the manual mode for maneuvers such as
passing another vehicle, shift down
manually or employ the kickdown
mode.<
Shifting from M/S to the selector lever
positions P, R and N is possible only by
going through D.
Once in the M/S mode, you can tap the
selector lever to switch the automatic
transmission from the Sport program to
its manual mode.
This mode allows you to execute
upshifts manually by tapping the lever
toward +, while downshifts are selected
by tapping in the – direction. The displays M1 through M5 appear in the display panel to indicate your current gear
selection.
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
Never work in the engine compartment when a drive gear – forward or reverse – is engaged. If you do
this, the vehicle could move.<
Available displays
Bring the vehicle to a stop. Move the
transmission selector lever to P. Set the
parking brake and turn the engine off –
ignition key to position 0.
Wait a few seconds, then start the
engine.
If the indicator lamp goes out after a
few seconds, normal transmission performance has been restored. You may
continue to drive as usual.
Repairs
If the indicator lamp comes on,
there is a malfunction in the
transmission system.
Data
Electronic transmission control
module
For towing or jump-starting, refer to the
information beginning on page 153.
Index
P R N D SD M1 M2 M3 M4 M5
Controls
If this happens, avoid extreme engine
loads and consult the nearest authorized BMW center.
Maintenance
If the indicator lamp does not go out,
you can place the selector lever in all
positions. However, the vehicle will now
only operate in 3rd and 4th gear.
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Turn signal indicator/Headlamp flasher
1 High beams – blue indicator lamp
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
lamp
3 Turn signal indicator – green indicator
lamps accompanied by a periodic
clicking sound from the relay
To signal briefly
Press the lever up to but not beyond
the resistance point. It then returns to
the center position when released.
If the flashing of the turn signal
indicators and the clicking from
the relay are both faster than normal,
one of the turn signal indicators has
failed.<
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Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor*
The rain sensor is positioned on the
windshield, directly behind the interior
rearview mirror.
When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers operate at normal speed – not on
vehicles with rain sensor.
To activate the rain sensor:
3 Fast wiper speed
4 Brief wipe
5 Rotary dial for control of the wipe
interval or the sensitivity of the rain
sensor
Intermittent mode
Not on vehicles with rain sensor.
You can set the wipe interval at four
stages with rotary dial 5.
In addition, the wipe interval is varied
automatically depending on road
speed.
To adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor: turn rotary dial 5.
To deactivate the rain sensor:
Repairs
2 Normal wiper speed
Put lever in position 0.
Turn the rain sensor off in automatic car washes. Failure to do so
could result in damage caused by
undesired wiper activation.<
Normal wiper speed
When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers switch automatically to intermittent
wipe – not on vehicles with rain sensor.
Data
1 Intermittent operation or rain sensor
Index
0 Wipers retracted
> With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher, move the lever to position 1.
The wipers will make at least one
sweep across the windshield.
You can leave the lever permanently
in position 1. With the ignition key in
position 1 or higher, all you then need
to do to activate the rain sensor is
> briefly turn the rotary dial 5, or
> clean windshield 1, refer to page 78.
Controls
Fast wiper speed
Maintenance
Rain sensor
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Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor*
Cruise control*
When the vehicle's lighting system is
switched on, the headlamps will also be
cleaned at reasonable intervals.
Starting at about 20 mph / 30 km/h, you
can maintain and store any vehicle
speed that you specify.
Windshield washer nozzles
The cruise control is operational whenever the engine is running and the system has been activated.
The windshield washer nozzles are
heated automatically* when the ignition
key is in position 2.
Cleaning windshield and
headlamps*
0 Wipers retracted
1 Clean windshield and headlamps*
Do not use the washers if there is
any danger that the fluid will
freeze on the windshield, as your vision
could be obscured. Always use a windshield washer antifreeze in cold
weather. Refer to page 132.
Do not use the washers when the reservoir is empty. This could cause damage
to the washer pump.<
The system sprays washer fluid against
the windshield and activates the wipers
for a brief period.
To activate the system
In ignition key position 2: press the button in the steering wheel. The indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster comes
on, refer to page 20. You can now use
the cruise control.
Do not use cruise control on twisting roads, when high traffic density prevents driving at a constant
speed, or when the road surface is slick
– snow, rain, ice – or loose – rocks or
gravel, sand.<
To deactivate the system
Press button as often as you need to
until the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.
Cruise control is also deactivated when
the ignition key is in position 0.
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To store and maintain speed or to
accelerate
With the cruise control active, the system automatically reduces the throttle
opening to slow the vehicle. When you
release the button, the system stores
and maintains the current speed.
Press button:
The vehicle accelerates to and maintains the last speed stored.
Overview
To recall the stored setting
The speed stored in memory is deleted. Press and hold button –:
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the accelerator pedal. When
you release the button, the system
stores and maintains the current speed. In addition, cruise control is interrupted
automatically:
If on a downhill gradient the
engine braking effect is not sufficient, the controlled speed can be
exceeded. Speed can drop on uphill
grades if the engine output is insufficient.<
To decelerate
> When the brakes are applied
> When you apply pressure to the
clutch pedal, or when you move the
automatic transmission selector lever
from D to N
> If you exceed or fall below the programmed speed for an extended
period – by depressing the accelerator, for example.
Maintenance
When the system is activated, press the
button. The indicator lamp stays on.
You can use the cruise control again
whenever you want by calling up the
speed that was stored last.
Repairs
Press and hold button +:
To interrupt the cruise control
Data
The system stores and maintains the
current vehicle speed. Every time you
tap the button, the speed increases by
approx. 0.6 mph / 1 km/h.
Controls
Press button + briefly:
When cruise control is active, every tap
of the button reduces the speed by
approx. 0.6 mph / 1 km/h.
Index
Press button – briefly:
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Odometer
Tachometer
1 Odometer
Do not operate the engine with the nee- Indicates the current fuel consumption
dle in the red overspeed zone of the
in mpg – in liters/100 km on Canadian
gauge.
models. This allows you to see whether
To protect the engine, the fuel supply is your current driving style is conducive
to fuel economy with minimum exhaust
interrupted when you approach this
emissions.
sector.
2 Trip odometer
Odometer
You can activate the displays shown in
the illustration with the ignition key in
position 0 by pressing the left button in
the instrument cluster.
Energy control
When the vehicle is stationary, the display goes to Maximum – zero on Canadian models.
Trip odometer
To reset the trip odometer to zero,
press the left button with the ignition
key in position 1 or higher.
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Once the indicator lamp stays on continuously, there are still approx.
2 gallons/8 liters of fuel in the fuel tank.
Blue
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Certain operating conditions, such as
those encountered in mountainous
areas, may cause the needle to fluctuate slightly.
Between the blue and red zones
Normal operating range. The needle
may rise as far as the edge of the red
sector during normal operation.
Repairs
Fuel tank capacity approx.
16.6 gallons/63 liters.
The engine is still cold. Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds.
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Fuel gauge
If the lamp comes on during normal
vehicle operation: the engine has overheated. Shut off the engine immediately
and allow it to cool down.
To check coolant level, refer to
page 134.
Index
When you switch on the ignition, the
indicator lamp lights up briefly as an
operation check.
When you switch on the ignition, the
warning lamp comes on briefly as an
operation check.
Data
Red
Fill the fuel tank before it is completely empty. Driving to the last
drop of fuel can prevent the engine
from operating properly and result in
damage.<
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Service interval display
Check Control
A flashing message and a '–' in front of
the number mean that the service interval has already been exceeded by the
distance shown on the display. Please
contact your BMW center for an
appointment.
Remaining distance to next
service
The displays shown in the illustration
appear for a few seconds when the
ignition key is in position 1 or higher or
after the engine is started.
The next service due appears with the
message OIL SERVICE or
INSPECTION, together with the distance remaining in miles – in kilometers
in Canada – before the next scheduled
service.
The computer bases its calculations of
the remaining distance on the preceding driving style.
When the ignition key is in position 2,
the following information and/or conditions are indicated using symbols until
the conditions have been corrected.
1 Check the low beam and high beam
headlamps, as well as the parking
lamps
2 Door open
3 Luggage compartment lid open
4 Check brake and tail lamps
When you open the driver's door after
having turned the ignition key to position 0, you will hear an acoustic signal
for a few seconds to remind you that
the lamps have not been switched off.
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Clock
If you wish to have a permanent time
display, you can make this adjustment
in the radio display, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio.
Every time you press the button, the
clock display alternates between the
12-hour and 24-hour mode.
In ignition key position 0: the time is
displayed for a few seconds after you
press the left button, refer to Odometer
on page 80.
Before the clock can be set, the
time must be showing in the
instrument cluster display.<
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher
To set ahead: turn the right button to
the right.
Repairs
Setting
Maintenance
Controls
You can adjust the clock and the time
display in the car radio as follows.
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The adjustment speed will increase the
longer you continue to hold the right
button.
Data
To set back: turn the right button to the
left.
Index
To change the display mode: press the
right button briefly.
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Computer*
After giving an ice warning, the
display returns to the previous
setting.<
The ice warning does not alter the
fact that surface ice can form at
temperatures above 37.5 7/+36, on
bridges or shaded road surfaces, for
instance.<
Mode selection
Outside temperature
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher, you can use the button in the
turn signal lever to request information
from the computer. Each time you
press the button briefly toward the
steering column, a new function is
called up in the display.
You can change the units of measure
6/7 for the outside temperature display by pressing the right-hand reset
button in the instrument cluster while
the temperature display is active. The
units of measure 6/7 in the temperature display of the automatic climate
control change automatically, see
page 102.
The displays appear in the following
order:
Time of day, outside temperature, averIce warning
age fuel consumption, cruising range,
If the outside temperature drops to
average vehicle speed.
about 37.57/+36, then the computer
With the ignition key in position 1 or
will automatically switch to a display of
higher, the last active setting is disthe outside temperature. In addition, a
played.
signal sounds as a warning and the display flashes for a brief period.
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Computer*
It is important that you refuel when
the cruising range falls below
approx. 35 miles/50 km. Otherwise, the
engine cannot be guaranteed to operate properly and damage may result.<
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If you continue to press and hold the
button on the turn signal lever, the average fuel consumption last displayed is
recalculated from that point in time.
If you wish, you can have the average fuel consumption displayed in
a different unit of measure.<
Any time spent when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is shut off is
ignored for the calculation.
Repairs
Average fuel consumption
Maintenance
If you continue to press and hold the
button, the average speed being displayed is recalculated from that point in
time.
Controls
Average speed
Index
The computer bases its calculations for
the cruising range on the operating
conditions in the preceding period and
on the remaining fuel in the tank.
Data
Range
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Park Distance Control (PDC)*
The concept
PDC is deactivated when you shift back
out of Reverse.
PDC does not remove the driver's
personal responsibility for evaluatPDC assists you when you back into a
ing the distance between the vehicle
parking space. Acoustic signals alert
You can have a signal set to con- and any objects. Even when sensors
you to the momentary distance to an
firm that the PDC has been actiare involved, there is a blind spot in
object behind your vehicle. The system
vated.
The
signal
then
sounds
when
which objects cannot be detected. This
features four ultrasonic sensors
you
shift
into
Reverse
or
move
the
applies especially in those cases where
mounted in your rear bumper. The monthe system approaches the physical
itoring range for the two corner sensors selector lever into the R position.<
limits of ultrasonic measurement, as
extends outward roughly 2 ft/60 cm
occurs with tow bars and trailer couAcoustic
signals
behind the bumpers, while two centrally
plings, and in the vicinity of thin or
The distance to the nearest object is
located sensors detect objects at disindicated by a tone sounding at various wedge-shaped objects. Moreover, low
tances of up to approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.
intervals. As the distance between vehi- objects that have already been
cle and object decreases, the intervals detected – such as a curb edge – can
PDC is a parking aid that can
disappear out of the detection range of
between the tones become shorter. A
identify objects if they are
the sensors before a continuous tone
continuous tone indicates the presapproached slowly, as is generally the
sounds.
ence of an object less than 1 ft/30 cm
case when parking. Avoid driving
Loud sources of sound from outside or
towards objects rapidly; due to underly- away.
inside the vehicle could drown out the
ing physical principles, the system may The warning signal is canceled after
PDC signal tone.<
otherwise alert you too late for you to
approx. three seconds if the distance to
take evasive steps.<
the object remains constant during this
Keep the sensors clean and free
time – if you are moving parallel to
of ice or snow in order to ensure
The system starts to operate automati- a wall, for instance.
that they will continue to operate effeccally approx. one second after you shift
System malfunctions will be indicated
tively.
into Reverse or move the selector lever
by a continuous high-pitched tone
Do not apply high pressure spray to the
into the R position with the ignition key
when the system is activated the first
sensors for a prolonged period of time.
in position 2.
time. Please have the problem fixed by Always maintain a distance of more
your BMW center.
than 4 in/10 cm.<
Let this short period elapse before
driving backwards.<
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Overview
Controls
DSC incorporates the Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) and Cornering Brake
Control (CBC) functions.
Indicator and warning lamps for
Canadian models.
For information on vehicles with allwheel drive, refer to page 89 ff.
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after the ignition has been
switched on; refer to page 19.
> The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is
actively controlling drive torque and
braking intervention
> The indicator lamp stays lit: DSC has
been switched off with the button;
DTC and DBC are operational. DTC
control intervention is not indicated.
The indicator lamp and the
brake warning lamp continuously light up in yellow:
The DSC, DTC and DBC have
been switched off manually or
there is a system malfunction.
Deactivating the DSC/activating
the DTC
Press the DSC button briefly; the indicator lamp comes on and stays on.
DSC is deactivated; DTC is operational.
In the following rare situations, it may
prove useful to activate the DTC for a
brief period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> When driving on snow-covered
grades, in deep snow, or on a snowcovered surface that has been
packed down from being driven on
> When driving with snow chains.
Index
Indicator lamps
Maintenance
The DSC is operational every time you
start the engine.
Repairs
DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in
critical driving situations.
The vehicle will remain completely
operational, however, without DSC. In
the event of a fault, please consult your
BMW center.
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Under these special circumstances
traction is increased by deactivating the
control systems that enhance traction
under normal conditions.
Deactivating the DSC and the
DTC
Press the DSC button down for at least
3 seconds; the indicator lamp and the
yellow brake warning lamp will remain
on continuously.
The systems for enhancing stability and
traction are deactivated, and there is no
active braking intervention or torque
control.
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed, even with DSC. An
appropriate driving style always
remains the responsibility of the driver.
We therefore urge you to avoid using
the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking risks.
Whenever the DTC is activated, the
DSC is switched off and DTC performs
minor stabilizing intervention.
Do not make any modifications to the
DSC system. Allow only authorized
technicians to perform service procedures on the DSC.<
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the DSC activated whenever possible.<
Reactivating the DSC
Press the button again briefly; the indicator lamp or the indicator lamps will go
out. DTC is deactivated.
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) – 325xi, 330xi
Overview
Controls
DSC includes the Automatic Differential
Brake (ADB-X) and Cornering Brake
Control (CBC) functions.
Indicator lamps
> The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is
actively controlling drive torque and
braking intervention
> The indicator lamp stays lit: DSC has
been switched off with the button;
ADB-X is operational. ADB-X control
intervention is not indicated.
If the indicator lamp fails to go out
when you press the DSC button,
this indicates a malfunction in the DSC
and ADB-X systems; the system is
deactivated, and the stability enhancement functions are no longer available.<
To deactivate DSC
Press the DSC button; the indicator
lamp comes on and stays on.
DSC is now off, and ADB-X reverts to
its maximum torque-transfer mode.
In the following exceptional circumstances, it may be effective to deactivate the DSC for a short period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> When driving with snow chains.
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the DSC activated whenever possible.<
Index
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after the ignition has been
switched on; refer to page 19.
Maintenance
The DSC is operational every time you
start the engine.
Repairs
DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in
critical driving situations.
The vehicle will remain completely
operational, however, without DSC. In
the event of a fault, please consult your
BMW center.
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) – 325xi, 330xi
Reactivating the DSC
Press the button again; the indicator
lamp goes out.
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed, even with DSC. An
appropriate driving style always
remains the responsibility of the driver.
We therefore urge you to avoid using
the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking risks.
The system does not intervene to
enhance vehicle stability when
switched off.
Do not make any modifications to the
DSC system. Allow only authorized
technicians to perform service procedures on the DSC.<
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Hill Descent Control (HDC)*
You should always ensure that either
reverse or first gear is engaged before
using HDC, as the engine's braking
effect is most pronounced in these
gears, and only reduced engine braking
is available in higher gears.
The vehicle slows to a pace just slightly
faster than walking speed.
HDC is available for activation at vehicle speeds below approx. 22 mph /
35 km/h. When driving down steep
hills, the vehicle reduces speed automatically down to about double walking
speed – approx. 7.5 mph / 12 km/h –
and then maintains this speed at a constant.
To activate the system
System malfunctions
Press the HDC button; the green indicator lamp integrated within the button
comes on.
You can use the accelerator or brakes
to vary this speed within a range from
approx. 3 mph / 5 km/h to approx.
15 mph / 25 km/h.
The indicator lamp flashes whenever
the system is actively intervening to
control your speed with automatic
brake applications.
Are signaled by the indicator lamp,
which responds to problems by going
out while HDC is in operation or by failing to come on when you activate the
system:
HDC is automatically deactivated once
vehicle speed again exceeds approx.
37 mph / 60 km/h.
HDC has been temporarily deactivated
as a result of high brake temperatures.
If the DSC indicator lamp comes
on at the same time:
To deactivate the system
Press the button again, the indicator
lamp goes out.
HDC is automatically deactivated once
the vehicle accelerates to more than
37 mph / 60 km/h, as well as whenever
you switch off the ignition.
Malfunction in HDC and DSC
system. Refer the problem to your
BMW center.
Index
In conjunction with the multifunction
steering wheel, you can use the +/–
button to set the cruise control to a target speed in the range from
approx. 3 mph / 5 km/h to approx.
15 mph / 25 km/h.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
HDC is available for use in all ranges.
Controls
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Maintenance
By reducing the vehicle's speed on
steep downhill stretches, HDC maintains predictable vehicle handling
response to provide you with control of
your BMW during extreme descents.
Repairs
To use HDC
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The concept
Overview
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Flat Tire Monitor*
The concept
System limitations
As you drive, the Flat Tire Monitor
keeps track of pressure levels in all four
tires. The system alerts you whenever
the inflation pressure of a tire falls significantly below the pressure of another
tire.
The Flat Tire Monitor cannot provide you with advance warning of
sudden and severe tire damage caused
by external factors and does not detect
the balanced and very gradual pressure
loss that takes place in all four tires
over an extended period of time.<
The system actually detects pressure
loss by monitoring differences in the
relative speeds of the four wheels. It
interprets variations outside specified
limits as severe pressure loss, and then
responds by generating a warning.
Functional requirements
In order for the Flat Tire Monitor to learn
the correct tire inflation pressure,
please do the following:
1. Check the tire inflation pressures in
all tires
2. Compare them with the tire inflation
pressure table on page 26 and correct them, if necessary
3. Initialize the system.
On the other hand, the following situations can lead to a delayed detection of
pressure loss and even to the system
not functioning:
> Driving on snow-covered or slippery
roads
> Performance-oriented driving: slip at
the drive wheels, high levels of lateral
acceleration
> When driving with snow chains, false
warnings and undetected pressure
losses may occur
> When driving with a space-saver
spare tire, the Flat Tire Monitor cannot function.
Initializing the system
Each time you correct the pressure in a tire, or change a wheel or
tire, reinitialize the system immediately
afterwards. This requires a bit of driving.<
1. Before driving off, start the engine
but do not start driving
2. Press the button as long as you need
to until the yellow indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster lights up for a
few seconds
3. Drive off.
It takes a few minutes before the Flat
Tire Monitor can detect a flat tire and
issue a warning.
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2. To continue driving, follow the
instructions under Driving with a
damaged tire on page 151.
1. Carefully reduce speed and come to
a stop. Avoid sudden braking and
steering maneuvers
2. Determine which wheel is damaged
If this cannot be determined, contact your BMW center.<
3. Replace the damaged wheel, refer to
Changing a wheel on page 147.
After replacing the damaged tire, initialize the system.
System malfunction
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up yellow.
The Flat Tire Monitor is malfunctioning or out of order. Please refer the
problem to your BMW center.
The display has two levels:
> Normal braking: the brake lamps
among the rear lamps and the center
brake lamp light up
> Hard braking or use of ABS: the tail
lamps light up with the same brightness as the brake lamps and thereby
intensify the visual effect of the brake
lamps.
Overview
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up red. This
visual alert is accompanied by
an acoustic warning signal.
The brake force display indicates to the
driver of the vehicle behind you how
hard you are braking your vehicle.
Controls
Flat tire
Because the sides of Run Flat
tires are reinforced, a drop in inflation pressure usually cannot be
detected from the outside, refer to Run
Flat tires, page 150.<
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Repairs
When driving with snow chains or
a space-saver spare tire, do not
initialize the system.<
Brake force display
Maintenance
Flat Tire Monitor*
Index
1. Carefully reduce your speed to under
50 mph / 80 km/h. Avoid strong
braking and steering maneuvers. Do
not exceed a speed of 50 mph /
80 km/h.
Data
Vehicles with Run Flat tires:
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Parking lamps/Low beams
Follow me home lamps
Automatic headlamp control*
When you activate the headlamp
flasher after parking the vehicle with the
lamps turned off, the low-beam headlamps will come on for a short time.
When the switch is set to this
position, the system automatically activates and cancels the
low beams in response to changes in
ambient light – in tunnels, at dusk, etc. –
and in the event of rain and snow.
You can also have this function
deactivated.<
LIGHTS ON warning
Parking lamps
The front, rear and side vehicle
lighting is switched on. You can
use the parking lamps to signal
the position of the vehicle when it is
parked. For lighting on one side for
parking as an additional feature, refer to
page 95.
Low beams
When the ignition is switched off
while the low beams are on, the
headlamps go out and only the
parking lamps remain on.
When you open the driver's door after
having turned the ignition key to position 0, you will hear an acoustic signal
for a few seconds to remind you that
the lamps have not been switched off.
Daytime driving lamps*
If you desire, the light switch can be left
in the second position: when the ignition is switched off, the external lighting
is also switched off.
You can have the activation settings for the daytime driving lamps
programmed on your vehicle.<
The vehicle's external lights
remain on constantly when you
switch on the front fog lamps after the
headlamps have come on automatically.<
Automatic headlamp control cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's judgement in determining when
the vehicle lights should be switched
on. For example, the sensors are not
able to detect fog. To avoid safety risks,
you should respond to these kinds of
low-visibility situations by switching the
headlamps on manually.<
You can have the sensitivity of
your vehicle's automatic headlamp control adjusted.<
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High beams/Standing lamps
Turn the rotary dial to adjust the illumination intensity.
1 High beams – blue indicator lamp
95
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
lamp
3 Parking lamps
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Instrument lighting
As an additional feature, you can illuminate your vehicle on either side for
parking:
Repairs
Standing lamps, left or right
Index
Data
With the ignition key in position 0,
engage the lever in the appropriate
turn-signal position.
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Fog lamps*
Interior lamps
Front fog lamps
The interior lamps operate automatically.
The green indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up to
indicate that the front fog lamps
are on.
If the automatic headlamp control
is on, the low beams will come on
automatically whenever you activate
the front fog lamps.<
To switch the interior lamps on
and off manually
Press button 1 briefly:
If you want the interior lamps to remain
off all the time, press and hold the button for approx. 3 seconds.
Rear reading lamps
Switch on and off with the button adjacent to each lamp.
In order to prevent battery discharge, all of the lamps in the
vehicle are automatically switched off
approx. 15 minutes after you turn the
ignition key to position 0.<
Press the button briefly to revert to normal operation.
Light-emitting diodes
Front reading lamps*
Switch on and off with the button 2
adjacent to each lamp.
Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) installed
behind translucent lenses serve as the
light sources for many of the controls
and displays in your vehicle. These
light-emitting diodes are related to conventional lasers, and legislation defines
them as light-emitting diodes, Class 1.
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Do not remove the protective lens
and avoid staring directly at the
unfiltered beam for several hours, as
inflammation of the retina could
result.<
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Interior lamps
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Air conditioning
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Air conditioning
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2 Air for the upper body area 101
3 Air to the footwell
4 Air supply/Blower 100
Overview
1 Air onto the windshield and the side
windows
Maintenance
9 Outside air/Recirculated-air
mode 100
Repairs
8 Air conditioning 100
Data
7 Rear window defroster 100
Index
6 Air distribution 100
Controls
5 Temperature 100
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Air conditioning
Air supply/Blower
Rear window defroster
Outside air/Recirculated-air mode
You can select blower speeds
from 1 to 4. The heating and
ventilation become more and
more effective as the air supply settings are increased. In position 0,
the blower and the heater are switched
off. The outside air supply is blocked in
position 0.
When the rear window defroster
is activated, the indicator lamp
comes on. The rear window defroster
switches off automatically.
You can respond to unpleasant
external odors by temporarily
blocking the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within the vehicle.
Temperature
You can have your vehicle programmed in such a way that the
If the windows should fog over in
rear window defroster switches on
the recirculated-air mode, switch
automatically. This occurs within 5 min- this mode off and increase the air suputes after starting the engine when out- ply as required.<
side temperatures are below approx.
397/+46.<
In order to increase the temperature of the passenger
compartment, turn to the right
toward the red zone. The tem- Air conditioning
The air is cooled and dehumidiperature of the incoming air is kept confied and – depending on the
stant.
temperature setting – rewarmed.
Air distribution
You can direct air to flow onto
the windows
, toward your
upper body
or into the
footwell
. All intermediate
settings are possible. In the setting
,
there is a low flow of air onto the windows to keep them free of condensation.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may fog over briefly when the
engine is started. Air conditioning helps
prevent the windows from fogging up.
Condensation forms during operation of the air conditioning system,
which then exits under the vehicle.
Traces of condensed water of this kind
are thus normal.<
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Microfilter
2 Levers for airflow direction
3 Rotary dial allows you to control the
temperature of the airflow from these
outlets as desired
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable
opening and closing of the vent outlets
1. Set the blower speed control for the
air supply to position 4
2. Turn the rotary temperature control
completely to the right to the red
zone
3. Turn the rotary control for air distribution to position
4. Switch on the rear window defroster
to defrost the rear window.
Data
You can adjust the blower controls for
the upper body area to obtain the optimum airflow rates and directions for
your personal requirements:
To defrost windows and remove
condensation
Index
Draft-free ventilation
Overview
The built-in microfilter removes dust
and pollen from the incoming air. Your
BMW center will replace it during routine maintenance. A substantial reduction in airflow indicates that the filter
needs to be replaced before scheduled
maintenance.
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Automatic climate control*
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4 Air inlet for interior temperature
sensor – please keep clear and
unobstructed
5 Outside air/Automatic recirculatedair control (AUC)/Recirculated
air 105
6 Automatic air distribution and
supply 104
7 Individual air distribution 104
8 Temperature 104
Controls
3 Air to the footwell
Maintenance
2 Air for the upper body area 105
Overview
1 Air onto the windshield and the side
windows
10 Air supply/Blower 104
11 To defrost windows and remove
condensation 104
Repairs
9 Display for temperature 104
and air supply 104
12 Air conditioning 104
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Data
13 Rear window defroster 105
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Automatic climate control*
Tips for pleasant driving
Use the automatic mode – switch on
with AUTO button 6. Select the desired
interior temperature.
Detailed setting options are described
for you in the following section.
You can make the settings of your
vehicle in such a manner that,
when you unlock the vehicle with the
remote control of your personal key,
your own personalized setting for the
automatic climate control is initiated.<
Automatic air distribution and
supply
The AUTO program adjusts the
air distribution and the air supply for you and in addition adapts the
temperature to external influences –
summer, winter – to meet preferences
you can specify.
Individual air distribution
vated, the automatic airflow control
remains in operation. Air flows onto the
windows
, toward the upper
body
, and into the footwell
.
ertheless, the automatic air distribution
remains unchanged. You can reactivate
the automatic air distribution mode by
selecting the AUTO button.
You can reactivate the automatic air
distribution mode by selecting the
AUTO button.
When the lowest blower speed is set
and you press the lower button, all of
the displays are canceled: the blower,
heating and air conditioning are
switched off. The outside air supply is
blocked. You can reactivate the system
by pressing any button for the automatic climate control.
Temperature
The interior temperature that
appears in the display panel is a
general figure intended for reference purposes. We recommend 72 7/
+226 as a comfortable setting, even if
the air conditioning is on. When you
start the vehicle, the system ensures
that the selected temperature is
achieved as quickly as possible. It then
maintains this temperature, regardless
of the season.
To select the units of measure, 6 or
7, for the display, refer to page 84.
To defrost windows and remove
condensation
This program quickly removes
ice and condensation from the
windshield and the side windows.
Air conditioning
The air is cooled and dehumidified and – depending on the
temperature setting – rewarmed.
Air supply/Blower
Depending on the weather, the windBy pressing the upper or lower
shield may fog over briefly when the
You can cancel the AUTO probutton, you can vary the air supengine is started. Air conditioning helps
gram by selecting specific disply. This deactivates the autoprevent the windows from fogging up.
tribution patterns to suit your
matic control of the air supply, AUTO
own individual requirements.
While the AUTO program is then deacti- disappears from the display panel. Nev-
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Automatic climate control*
> Indicator lamps off: outside airflow is
on
> Left indicator lamp on – AUC mode:
the system recognizes pollutants in
the outside air and blocks the flow of
air when necessary. The system then
recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle. Depending on the air
quality, the automatic system then
switches back and forth between
outside air supply and recirculation of
the air within the vehicle
> Right indicator lamp on: the flow of
external air into the vehicle is permanently blocked. The system then
Overview
Controls
When the rear window defroster
is activated, the indicator lamp
comes on. The rear window defroster
switches off automatically.
You can have your vehicle programmed in such a way that the
rear window defroster switches on
automatically. This occurs within 5 minutes after starting the engine when outside temperatures are below approx.
397/+46.<
Draft-free ventilation
You can adjust the blower controls for
the upper body area to obtain the optimum airflow rates and directions for
your personal requirements:
1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable
opening and closing of the vent outlets
2 Levers for airflow direction
Maintenance
Press the button repeatedly to select
one of three different operating modes.
Rear window defroster
Repairs
You can respond to unpleasant
external odors or pollutants by
temporarily stopping the flow of outside
air. The system then recirculates the air
currently within the vehicle.
If the windows should fog over in
the recirculated-air mode, switch
this mode off and increase the air supply as required.<
3 Rotary dial allows you to control the
temperature of the airflow from these
outlets as desired
Data
Outside air/Automatic
recirculated-air control (AUC)/
Recirculated air
recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
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Condensation forms during operation of the air conditioning system,
which then exits under the vehicle.
Traces of condensed water of this kind
are thus normal.<
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Automatic climate control*
Roller sun blind*
Microfilter/activated-charcoal
filter
The built-in microfilter removes dust
and pollen from the incoming air. The
activated-charcoal filter provides additional protection by filtering gaseous
pollutants from the outside air. Your
BMW center replaces this combined filter as a standard part of your scheduled
maintenance. A substantial reduction in
airflow indicates that the filter needs to
be replaced before scheduled maintenance.
To actuate, press the button briefly with
the ignition key in position 1 or higher.
The illustration depicts the arrangement
of the buttons if the vehicle is fully
equipped. The arrangement may vary
depending on the equipment actually
installed.
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Interior conveniences
Glove compartment
Harman Kardon premium sound
system
To open
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The system responds to poor reception
conditions by repeatedly alternating
between the stereo and monophonic
modes. You should then switch the system off.
To close
To prevent injury in the event of an
accident, close the glove compartment immediately after use.<
Repairs
Fold the cover up.
To lock
Lock with one of the master keys. A
master key will also be required to
unlock the glove compartment.
Data
The system creates the acoustic
impression of a much larger passenger
compartment accompanied by
improved stereophonic sound at all
seating positions.
Pull the handle. The lamp in the glove
compartment comes on.
Index
Press the button to activate and deactivate the acoustic enhancement.
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Premium sound system*
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Glove compartment
Storage compartments
If – for example for valet parking –
you turn over only your spare key,
refer to page 32, then access to the
locked glove compartment is not possible.<
Rechargeable flashlight
The flashlight is located on the left side
of the glove compartment.
It features integral overload-protection,
so it can be left in its holder continuously.
To avoid completely discharging
and possibly damaging the flashlight, always ensure that it is switched
off before inserting it in the socket.<
Front center armrest
Beverage holders, coin box
To open: press the button and fold up.
A coin box and two beverage holders
are provided in the center console.
Additional compartments and
nets*
You will find additional storage compartments in the front doors and in the
center console. Storage nets are on the
front seat backrests.
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Storage compartments
Rear center armrest*
Storage package*
Without through-loading system:
With through-loading system:
For your convenience, there are:
Index
2 Beverages holder: press
Data
The rear center armrest includes a stor- The rear center armrest includes a bev- > Two flip-out sockets on the rear cenage compartment, a beverages holder
erages holder and a litter bag holder.
ter console
and a litter bag holder.
> An eyeglasses compartment*, not
> Beverages holder: press
shown, in the front center console.
1 Storage compartment: pull up
Repairs
Rear center armrest*
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Cellular phone*
Ashtray, front*
Cigarette lighter socket
Suitable for attaching power supplies
for flashlights, car vacuum cleaners,
etc., up to a rating of approx. 200 watts
at 12 volts. Avoid damage to the socket
caused by inserting plugs of different
shapes or sizes.
Hands-free system
To empty
On vehicles that are wired for a telephone* or equipped with a communications package*, the cover for the
hands-free microphone is located in the
headliner near the interior lamp.
Press on the edge of the open cover:
the ashtray moves up and can be
removed.
For further information on using your
cellular phone, refer to the separate
Owner's Manual for the telephone.
Hold or touch the hot cigarette
lighter by the knob only. Holding
or touching it in other areas could result
in burns.
The cigarette lighter remains operational when the ignition key has been
removed. For this reason, children
should never be left in the vehicle unattended.<
Cigarette lighter
Press lighter 1 in. You can remove the
lighter from its socket for use as soon
as it springs back out.
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Repairs
Data
Press on the edge of the open cover in
the opening direction: the ashtray
moves up and can be removed.
Index
To empty
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Ashtray, rear*
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Through-loading system*
1. Pull the corresponding lever to
release
2. The backrest moves forward slightly
when released. Reach into the gap
and fold it down.
When folding the backrest back
into its original position always
ensure that the detent engages
securely. A loose backrest might fail to
prevent cargo from entering the passenger compartment during sudden
braking or evasive maneuvers, posing a
potential hazard to occupants.<
Rear center 3-point safety belt*
You can roll up the rear 3-point belt
before folding back the through-loading
system:
> Release the belt and insert its latch in
the recess provided for this purpose
in the rear tray.
The fittings at the corners of the luggage compartment provide you with a
convenient means of attaching luggage
compartment nets* and flexible straps
for securing luggage.
Refer also to Cargo loading on
page 114.
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Overview
The ski bag allows the safe and clean
transport of up to 4 pairs of standard
skis or up to two snowboards.
Repairs
1. Fold the center armrest outward.
To store the ski bag, perform the above
Loosen the trim from the upper
steps in reverse sequence.
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
armrest
2. Press the button – see arrow 1, from
inside the passenger compartment:
this releases the cover panel in the
luggage compartment
3. Press the detent levers inward – see
arrows 2 – and fold the cover to the
front
4. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides convenient access to stored items. It may
be opened to allow the ski bag to dry
Data
Vehicles without through-loading system:
5. Use the magnetic retainers to attach
the cover panel to the upper surface
– metal surface below rear tray – of
the luggage compartment.
Index
Loading
Maintenance
Controls
The length of the ski bag and the additional space provided in the luggage
compartment make it possible to carry
skis up to 6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m long.
Because of the tapered shape of the
bag, only two pairs of skis longer than
6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m can be carried.
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Ski bag*
Cargo loading
Avoid overloading the vehicle so
that the permitted load on the tires
is not exceeded. Overloading can lead
to overheating and internal tire damage.
The ultimate result can assume the
form of a sudden air loss.<
Loading
Securing cargo
Vehicles with through-loading system:
Secure skis and any other objects
stored in the bag by tightening the
1. Fold the center armrest outward.
retaining strap at the buckle.<
Loosen the trim from the upper
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
Be sure that your skis are clean
armrest
before loading them into the bag.
2. Press the button downward – see
Avoid damage from sharp edges during
arrow 1 – and swing the cover forloading.<
ward
3. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides convenient access to stored items. It may
be opened to allow the ski bag to dry
4. Press the button – see arrow 2: the
cover in the luggage compartment is
unlocked.
To store the ski bag, perform the above
steps in reverse sequence.
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Cargo loading
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
> Load heavy cargo as far forward as
possible – directly behind the backrests or the luggage compartment
partition – and as low as possible
> Cover sharp edges and corners
> Do not pile objects higher than the
top edge of the backrest
Data
Stowing cargo
Index
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage
load capacity.
For example, if the XXX amount
equals 1,400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lbs. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available 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
Determining the maximum load
safely exceed the available cargo
1. Locate the following statement on
and luggage load capacity calculated
your vehicle's placard*:
in Step 4
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
The combined weight of occuload from your trailer will be transpants and cargo should never
fered to your vehicle. Consult the
exceed XXX kg or YYY lbs., as this
manual for transporting a trailer to
could otherwise result in damage to the
determine how this may reduce the
vehicle or unstable driving conditions.<
available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from
XXX kilograms or YYY pounds
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Cargo loading
Always position and secure loads
correctly. If you do not, the load
can endanger the passengers during
braking or evasive maneuvers.
Do not exceed the approved gross
vehicle weight or the approved axle
loads, refer to page 162. Otherwise the
vehicle's operating safety is no longer
assured and the vehicle will not be in
compliance with the certification regulations.
Do not stow heavy or hard objects in
the passenger compartment without
> For transporting very heavy loads
Securing cargo
securing them. Otherwise they would
when the rear seat is not occupied,
> For small, light items, use the rubber- be thrown around during braking and
secure the outer safety belts in the
lined, non-skid side of the floor mat
evasive maneuvers and could endanger
opposite buckles, refer to the illustraor secure using a luggage compartthe passengers.<
tion.
ment net* or elastic straps, refer to
page 40
> For large, heavy pieces, see your
BMW center for load-securing
devices*. Anchorages located in the
luggage compartment can be used
for fastening the load-securing
devices.
Read and comply with the instructions
enclosed with the load-securing
devices.
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Roof-mounted luggage rack*
Anchorages
Access to the anchorages:
Drive smoothly and avoid sudden
acceleration and braking. Do not corner
at high speeds.
To fold up the covers, please use the
tool provided with the roof-rack system. The roof-mounted luggage rack and the
roof load increase the aerodynamic
Loading and driving notes
resistance: increased fuel consumption
and additional stress on the vehicle's
Roof-mounted luggage racks raise the
body are the result.
center of gravity of the vehicle when
Controls
Maintenance
Secure the roof-mounted luggage correctly and securely to prevent it from
shifting or being lost during driving.
Repairs
A special roof-rack system is available
as an optional extra for your BMW.
Please observe the precautions
included with the installation instructions.
Make sure that the load is not too
heavy, and attempt to distribute it
evenly. Always load the heaviest pieces
first so that they are at the bottom. Be
sure that adequate clearance is maintained for raising the glass sunroof, and
that objects do not project into the
opening path of the luggage compartment lid.
Data
You should therefore always remember
not to exceed the approved roof load
capacity, the approved gross vehicle
weight or the axle loads when loading
the rack. These weights are listed under
Technical data on page 162.
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Index
they are loaded. For this reason, they
exercise a major effect on the vehicle's
handling and steering response.
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
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Break-in procedures
To ensure that your vehicle provides
maximum economy throughout a long
service life, we request that you
observe the following suggestions.
Engine and differential
Up to 1,250 miles/2,000 km:
Constantly vary both vehicle and engine
speeds, remembering not to exceed
4,500 rpm or vehicle speeds of over
100 mph / 160 km/h:
Obey your local and state maximum
speed limits.
Do not use full throttle, and avoid
pressing the accelerator beyond the
kickdown point during these initial
miles.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated
with their manufacture, tires do not
achieve their full traction potential until
an initial break-in period has elapsed.
Thus drive with extra care during the
initial 200 miles/300 km.
Obey your local and state maximum
speed limits.
When the vehicle is operated on
wet or slushy roads, a wedge of
water may form between the tire and
the road surface. This phenomenon is
referred to as hydroplaning, and can
lead to partial or complete loss of traction, as well as loss of vehicle control
and braking effectiveness. Reduce your
speed on wet roads.<
You can then proceed to increase
engine or vehicle speeds once the initial 1,250 miles/2,000 km have elapsed. Brake system
Please remember to observe these
Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse
same break-in procedures if either the
before the brake pads and rotors
engine or the differential should have to achieve the optimal pad-surface and
be replaced later in the course of the
wear patterns required for trouble-free
vehicle's service life.
operation and long service life later on.
To break in the separate parking brake
drums, apply the parking brake lightly
when coasting to a standstill – at a traffic signal, for instance – use caution to
avoid posing a danger to other road
users.
To avoid corrosion, repeat this procedure from time to time.
The brake lamps do not come on
when the parking brake is set.
Vacuum for the brake system servo unit
on your BMW is available only when the
engine is running. When you move the
vehicle with the engine off – when towing, for example – substantially higher
levels of pedal force will be required to
brake the vehicle.<
Clutch
Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse
before the clutch starts to operate at
optimum efficiency. Remember to
engage the clutch carefully during this
initial period.
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Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Brakes: do not rest your foot on
the brake pedal while driving.
Even light but consistent pedal pressure can lead to high temperatures,
brake wear and possibly even brake
failure.
Hydroplaning: when driving on wet or
slushy roads, reduce road speed. If you
do not, a wedge of water can form
between tires and road surface. This
phenomenon can lead to partial or
complete loss of contact between the
tires and road surface, as well as loss of
vehicle control and braking ability.
Driving through water: do not drive
through water on the road if it is deeper
than 1 ft/30 cm, and then only at walking speed. Otherwise, the vehicle's
engine, the electrical systems and the
transmission may be damaged.
Rear parcel tray: never use it to store
heavy or hard objects; otherwise, occupants could be injured if the vehicle is
braked hard.
Clothes hooks: when hanging clothing
from the hooks, be sure that they will
not obstruct the driver's vision. Do not
hang heavy objects on the hooks. If you
do so, they could cause personal injury
during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
The concept
Pulsation at the brake pedal combined
with sounds from the hydraulic circuits
indicates to the driver that ABS is in its
active mode.
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
DBC is included in the DSC, refer to
page 87.
Controls
CBC is an advanced engineering
design of the ABS. When braking while
cornering at high speed or braking during high lateral acceleration, or when
braking during a lane change, vehicle
stability is improved and steering
response is enhanced.
Index
The system responds to sudden, highintensity applications of force to the
brake pedal by automatically braking
the vehicle with maximum boost to
achieve the shortest possible braking
distances during panic stops. This system exploits all the benefits of ABS.
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Maintenance
If you are in a situation that requires full
braking, you will exploit the full benefits
of the ABS system if you apply maximum pedal pressure – panic stop.
Since the vehicle maintains steering
responsiveness, you can avoid possible
obstacles with a minimum of steering
effort, despite the full brake application.
Repairs
Braking with ABS
Do not reduce the pressure exerted
against the brake pedal until the braking maneuver has been completed.
DBC is deactivated when you release
the brake pedal.
Data
ABS keeps the wheels from locking
during braking, thereby enhancing
active driving safety.
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General driving notes
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Brake system
Brake fluid level
It is a good idea to periodically dry the
brakes with a gentle application when
Low brake fluid level in the reservoir
combined with longer than usual pedal driving in rain and on wet roads. Watch
traffic conditions to ensure that this
travel may indicate a defect in one of
maneuver does not endanger other
the brake system's hydraulic circuits.
road users. The heat generated in this
Proceed to the nearest BMW cen- process helps dry the pads and rotors
to ensure that your brake system will
ter. It may be necessary to apply
respond with undiminished efficiency
higher levels of pressure to the pedal
when you need it.
when stopping and braking distances
When descending steep hills and
may also be longer. Please remember
extended grades, downshift to a gear
to adapt your driving style accordthat will allow you to continue safely
ingly.<
with only a minimal amount of braking.
This helps avoid placing excessive
Disc brakes
loads on the brake system. Use care to
When the vehicle is driven only occaavoid exceeding the approved enginesionally, during extended periods when
speed range, refer to page 80.
the vehicle is not used at all, and in
operating conditions where brake applications are less frequent, there is an
increased tendency for corrosion of the
rotors and accumulation of contamination on the brake pads. This occurs
because the minimal pressure that must
be exerted by the pads to clean the
rotors by brake applications is not
reached.
Corrosion on brake rotors is signaled by
a running or pulsation during braking;
even extended subsequent braking will
not cure this phenomenon.
Do not coast with the clutch
depressed or with the transmission or selector lever in Neutral. Do not
coast with the engine shut off. The
engine provides no braking effect when
the clutch is depressed and there is no
power-assist for braking or steering
when the engine is not running.
325xi, 330xi: always refer all brake
inspection and service work to your
BMW center, as failure to observe the
special procedures could result in damage to components of the all-wheel
drive.
Never allow floor mats, carpets or any
other objects to protrude into the area
around the accelerator, clutch and
brake pedals and obstruct their movement.<
Brake pads
For your own safety: use only
brake pads which BMW has
approved for your specific vehicle
model. BMW cannot evaluate nonapproved brake pads to determine if
they are suitable for use, and therefore
cannot ensure the operating safety of
the vehicle if they are installed.<
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Maintenance
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BMW recommends using mobile communications devices, e.g. portable
phones, inside the vehicle with a suitable outside antenna. Otherwise, it cannot be ruled out that the vehicle electronics and portable phone may
interfere with each other.
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Tire inflation pressure
Tire condition
Information for your safety
wall with TWI – Tread Wear Indicator. At
a tread depth of 1/16 in / 1.6 mm, the
indicators signal that the legally permissible wear limit has been reached.
The factory-approved tires are matched
to your vehicle and have been selected
to provide optimum safety and driving
comfort when used properly.
It is not merely the tire's service life, but
also driving comfort and – above all else
– driving safety that depend on the condition of the tires and the maintenance
of the specified tire inflation pressure.
Incorrect tire inflation pressure is a frequent cause of tire damage. Tire pressure also has a major effect on your
BMW's handling response.
Be sure to check the tire inflation
pressure, including the spacesaver spare tire or the spare tire, on a
regular basis, at least twice a month
and before every extended journey,
refer to page 25. If this is not done,
incorrect tire pressures can cause driving instability and tire damage, ultimately resulting in accidents.<
Tire tread – tire damage
Inspect your tires frequently for tread
wear, signs of damage and for foreign
objects lodged in the tread. Check the
tread depth.
Tread depth should not be allowed to
go below 1/8 in / 3 mm, even though
the legally specified minimum tread
depth is 1/16 in / 1.6 mm.
Below 1/8 in / 3 mm tread depth, there
is a great risk of hydroplaning, even at
relatively moderate speeds and with
only small amounts of water on the
road. Tread wear indicators in the
tread-groove base – see arrow – are
distributed around the wheel circumference and are labeled on the tire side-
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Tire condition
Tire replacement
Do not drive on a flat tire unless
your vehicle is equipped with Run
Flat tires. A flat tire greatly impairs
steering and braking response, and can
lead to complete loss of control over
the vehicle. Avoid overloading the vehicle so that the permitted load on the
tires is not exceeded. Overloading can
lead to overheating and internal tire
damage.
The ultimate result can assume the
form of a sudden air loss.
Unusual vibrations encountered during
normal vehicle operation can indicate a
flat tire or some other vehicle malfunction. This type of problem can be
caused by contact with curbs, etc. This
is also true for abnormalities in the vehicle's handling characteristics, such as a
pronounced tendency to pull to the left
or right. Should this occur, respond by
immediately reducing your speed. Proceed carefully to the nearest BMW center or professional tire center, or have
the vehicle towed in to have it, its
wheels or its tires inspected.
Tire damage up to and including sudden and complete air loss can endanger the lives of both the vehicle occupants and other road users.<
To maintain good handling and vehicle
response, use only tires of a single
tread configuration from a single manufacturer.
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.<
Tread wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative
rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test
course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would
wear one and one-half – 1 1/2 – 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, however, and may
The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests, and does
not include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.<
Temperature
The temperature grades are A – the
highest – B, and C, representing the
tire's resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Data
Tread wear
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Those grades represent the tire's ability
to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C
may have poor traction.
DOT quality grades
Maintenance
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
Repairs
Traction
Index
Comply with the specified tire inflation
pressures — and be sure to have the
wheel and tire assembly balanced
every time you change a tire or wheel.
depart significantly from the norm due
to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
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Sustained high temperature can cause
the material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels
of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by
law.
The temperature grade for this tire
is established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or
excessive loading, either separately or
in combination, can cause heat buildup
and possible tire failure.<
BMW advises against using
retreaded tires, since driving
safety may be impaired. This is due to
the possible variations in casing structures and, in some cases, to their
extreme age, which can lead to a
decrease in their durability.<
For more information on Run Flat tires,
refer to page 150.
Run Flat tires are available only in
combination with the Flat Tire
Monitor.<
Tire age
The date on which the tire was manufactured is indicated by the code on the
sidewall:
DOT... 3603 indicates that the tire was
manufactured in week 36 of the year
2003.
BMW recommends the replacement of
all tires – including the spare tire* –
when the tires are no more than 6 years
old, even if a tire life of 10 years is possible.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between
tread shoulder and maximum section
width. For example:
Tread wear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A
Run Flat tires*
Before purchasing tires, check if your
BMW is equipped with Run Flat tires.
These are indicated by a circular symbol containing the letters RSC on the
tire sidewall, refer to Changing a wheel.
In this case, use only Run Flat tires,
since no spare wheel is available in the
event of a flat.
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For each tire size, BMW has assessed
the safe performance of specific tire
brands and approved them for use.
Consult any BMW center for details.
Comply with any local/national regulations, for example by recording the tire
type in the vehicle documents.
tion pressures specified on the tire
sidewall.
In the interest of safe tracking and
steering response, install winter tires
made by the same manufacturer and
having the same tread configuration on
all four wheels.
Never exceed the maximum
speed for which the winter tires
are rated.
Unprofessional attempts by laymen to
service tires can lead to damage and
accidents.
Have this work performed by trained
professionals only. Any BMW center
has the required technical knowledge
and the proper equipment and will be
happy to assist you.<
Run Flat tires*
Before purchasing winter tires, check if
your BMW is eqipped with Run Flat
tires. These are indicated by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on
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BMW recommends the use of winter
tires for operation under winter road
conditions. While all-season tires – with
M+S designation – provide better winter
traction than the corresponding summer tires, they generally do not achieve
the performance of winter tires.
Maintenance
Choosing the right tire
The correct wheel and tire combination affects various systems
BMW recommends using only
that would otherwise be impaired, for
wheels and tires that have been
approved by BMW for use on your par- example ABS, DSC and ADB-X/DBC.
For this reason, use only tires of the
ticular model. Although other wheels
same manufacture and tread configuraand tires may theoretically have the
tion. In the event of a flat tire, for examsame dimensions, variations in factors
ple, remount the approved wheel and
such as manufacturing tolerances can
result in contact between tire and body- tire combination as soon as possible.<
work, ultimately leading to serious acciStorage
dents. BMW cannot evaluate all tires
Always store tires in a cool, dry place.
and wheels on the market, and is thus
unable to guarantee that the vehicle will Store them away from light whenever
possible. Protect the tires against concontinue to perform safely if unaptact with oil, grease and fuel.
proved tires and/or wheels are
mounted.<
Do not exceed the maximum tire infla-
Repairs
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Winter tires
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Winter tires
the tire sidewall, refer to Changing a
wheel. In this case, use only Run Flat
winter tires, since no spare tire is provided in the event of a flat tire.
Tire condition, tire pressure
At tread depths below approx. 3/16 in /
4 mm, winter tires display a perceptible
decrease in their ability to cope with
winter driving conditions, and should be
replaced in the interest of safety.
325xi, 330xi: only in an emergency – for
instance, with the vehicle stuck on one
side, or when obstructions make it
impossible to reach one tire – a chain
may also be mounted on just one tire
for the limited period needed to resolve
the problem.
Comply with all manufacturer's safety
precautions when mounting the chains.
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph /
50 km/h when using snow chains.
Comply with the specified tire inflation
pressures — and be sure to have the
wheel and tire assembly balanced
every time you change a tire or wheel.
You cannot mount snow chains on the
following tires:
Snow chains*
225/40 R 18
Only certain snow chains have been
tested by BMW and determined and
approved as roadworthy. Consult any
BMW center for details. BMW recommends using only these approved finelink snow chains. Use them in pairs on
either summer or winter tires, but only
on both rear wheels.
245/40 R 17
225/50 R 16
225/45 R 17
255/35 R 18
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor after mounting snow chains to
the tires.
When driving with snow chains, it may
be useful to turn off the DSC for a short
time, refer to page 88 or 89.<
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Hood
To open
To close
Pull the lever located under the lefthand side of the instrument panel.
Pull the release handle and open the
hood.
Allow the hood to fall from a height of
about 1 ft/30 cm so that it audibly
engages.
Data
To avoid injuries, be sure that the
travel path of the hood is clear
when it is closed, following the same
safety precautions used in all closing
procedures.
If you notice while driving that the hood
is not completely closed, stop immediately and close it securely.<
Index
Do not attempt to service your
vehicle if you do not have the
required technical background. Failure
to work in an informed, professional
manner when servicing components
and materials constitutes a safety hazard for vehicle occupants and other
road users. If you are not familiar with
the guidelines, BMW recommends that
you have the operations performed by
your BMW center.<
Repairs
To release
Maintenance
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3 Coolant expansion tank 134
4 Reservoir for the headlamp and
windshield washer system 132
Overview
1 Brake fluid reservoir 134
2 Engine oil dipstick 132
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Index
6 Auxiliary terminal for jumpstarting 153
Controls
5 Engine oil filler neck 133
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Washer fluids
Engine oil
The oil volume between the two marks
on the dipstick corresponds to approx.
1.1 US quarts/1 liter. Do not fill beyond
the upper mark on the dipstick. Excess
oil will damage the engine.
Headlamp* and windshield
washer system
Capacity approx.
5.6 US quarts/5.3 liters
Fill with water and, if required, with a
washer antifreeze additive according to
manufacturer's recommendations.
We recommend that you mix the
washer fluid before adding it to
the reservoir.<
Antifreeze agents for the washer
fluid are highly flammable. For this
reason, keep them away from sources
of flame and store them only in their
closed original containers. Store them
inaccessible to children. Comply with
the instructions on the containers.<
Checking the oil level
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface
2. Switch the engine off after it has
reached normal operating temperature
3. After approx. 5 minutes, pull the dipstick out and wipe it off with a clean
lint-free cloth, paper towel, or similar
material
4. Carefully push the dipstick all the
way into the guide tube and pull it
out again
5. The oil level should be between the
two marks on the dipstick.
As with fuel economy, oil consumption
is directly influenced by your driving
style and vehicle operating conditions.
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Engine oil
Only add engine oil when the oil level
has dropped to just above the lower
mark on the dipstick.
BMW engines are designed to
operate without oil additives; the
use of additives could lead to damage
in some cases. This also applies to the
manual transmission, the automatic
transmission, the differential, and the
power steering system.<
Recommendation: have the oil changed
at your BMW center.
Specified engine oils
The quality of the engine oil is
extremely important for the operation
and service life of an engine. Based on
extensive testing, BMW has approved
only certain grades of engine oil.
Use only approved BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil.
If an approved BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil should be unavailable, you
may use small volumes of other synthetic oils for topping up between oil
changes. Use only oils with the specification API SH or higher.
Viscosity is the oilflow rating as established in SAE classes.
The selection of the correct SAE class
depends on the climatic conditions in
the area where you drive your BMW.
Approved oils are in SAE classes
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
These kinds of oil may be used for driving in all ambient temperatures.
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Viscosity ratings
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the disposal of used oil.<
Maintenance
You can also call BMW of North
America toll-free at 1-800-831-1117 or
visit this website: www.bmwusa.com to
obtain this information.
Repairs
Ask your BMW center for details
concerning the specific BMW
High Performance Synthetic Oil or synthetic oils that have been approved.<
Data
Continuous exposure to used oil
has caused cancer in laboratory
testing. For this reason, any skin areas
that come into contact with oil should
be thoroughly washed with soap and
water.
Store oils, grease and similar materials
so that they are inaccessible to children. Comply with warning labels and
information on containers.<
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Coolant
Do not add coolant to the cooling
system when the engine is hot. If
you attempt to do so, escaping coolant
can cause burns.
Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents
are hazardous to health. You should
always store them in closed original
containers and in a location which is
out of reach of children. Antifreeze and
anti-corrosion agents are inflammable.
For this reason, do not spill them on hot
engine parts. They could ignite and
cause serious burns. Comply with the
instructions on the containers.<
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the disposal of antifreeze agents with corrosion inhibitor.<
Brake fluid
Checking the coolant level and
adding coolant
Check the coolant level when the
engine is cold, approx. 68 7/+206.
1. Open the cap for the expansion tank
by turning it slightly counterclockwise to allow accumulated pressure
to escape, then open
2. The coolant level is correct when the
upper end of the red float is at least
even with the upper edge of the filler
neck; see arrow. The end of the float
may stick out by a maximum of
3/4 in / 2 cm – that is, up to the second mark on the float
3. If necessary, add coolant. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant until
the correct level is reached – do not
overfill.
Indicator lamp
The brake warning lamp comes
on when the parking brake is
not engaged: the brake fluid
level is too low, refer to page 18.
Brake warning lamp for Canadian models.
Adding brake fluid
For adding brake fluid or for determining and correcting the cause of brake
fluid loss, consult your BMW center.
Your BMW center is familiar with the
specifications for factory-approved
brake fluids – DOT 4.
Brake fluid loss results in extended
pedal travel. Refer to the information on
page 122.
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating
the disposal of brake fluid.<
Data
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, that is,
it absorbs moisture from the air
over time.
In order to ensure the brake system's
safety and reliability, have the brake
fluid changed every two years by a
BMW center. Refer to the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet for US
models or the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Brake fluid is toxic and damages the
vehicle's paint. You should always store
it in its closed original container and in
a location which is out of reach of children.
Do not spill the brake fluid and do not
fill the brake fluid reservoir beyond the
MAX mark. The brake fluid could ignite
upon contact with hot engine parts and
cause serious burns.<
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Brake fluid
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The BMW Maintenance System
The BMW Maintenance System has
been designed as a reliable means of
providing maximum driving and operating safety – and as cost-effectively as
possible for you.
This service strategy accurately reflects
your own vehicle's specific needs by
defining maintenance intervals according to individual operating conditions.
Minimal use drivers – those who drive
significantly fewer than
6,200 miles/10,000 km annually –
should have the engine oil changed at
least every 2 years since oil deteriorates over time, regardless of use.
Please keep in mind that regular maintenance is not only necessary for the
safety of your vehicle, but also plays a
significant role in maintaining the resale
value of the vehicle.
Service interval display
While conventional systems rely on
milage alone to determine when service
is due, the BMW Maintenance System
reflects the actual conditions under
which the vehicle is operated: some
miles are more strenuous than others.
From a maintenance point of view,
62,000 miles/100,000 km accumulated
in short-distance urban driving are not
the equivalent of the same distance
covered at moderate cruising speeds in
long-distance highway travel.
The BMW Maintenance System
includes the Engine Oil Service and
Inspections I and II.
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models/
Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models
For additional information on required
maintenance intervals and procedures,
please refer to the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models, or the Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
As a precaution against corrosion, if
your vehicle is exposed to potential
damage from unimproved road surfaces we suggest that you have the
body checked for damage from stone
chips and gravel at the same time.
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Controls
Maintenance
You can find everything you need to
know on this topic by consulting the
separate Caring for your vehicle brochure.
Repairs
Care
Data
Have your BMW center perform
maintenance and repair.
Be sure that all maintenance work is
recorded in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models, or
in the Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models. These
entries confirm that your vehicle has
benefitted from regular maintenance,
and are also required for warranty
claims.<
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California Proposition 65 warning
OBD interface socket
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, contain or emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects and reproductive harm. In
addition, certain fluids contained in
vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
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.<
The interface socket for onboard diagnostics is located on the left-hand side
of the driver's side, behind a specially
marked cover located beneath the
instrument panel. The cover has the letters OBD on it.
This interface makes it possible to
access data on emissions-related components using special equipment.
An illuminated indicator informs
you of the need for service, not
that you need to stop the vehicle. However, the systems should be
checked by your BMW center at the
earliest possible opportunity.
If the indicator blinks or flashes, this
indicates a high level of engine misfire.
Reduce speed and contact the nearest
BMW center immediately. Severe
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Maintenance
If the gas cap is not on tight
enough, the OBD system can
detect leaking vapor and the indicator
will light up. If the gas cap is then tightened, the indicator will usually go out
after a short period of time.<
Repairs
SERVICE ENGINE SOON warning lamp for Canadian models.
Data
engine misfiring for even a short period
of time can seriously damage emission
control system components, especially
the catalytic converter.
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Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
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Controls and features
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Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
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Onboard tool kit
Windshield wiper blades
The onboard tool kit is located in the
luggage compartment lid.
1. Switch off the engine
2. Fold the wiper arm completely out
from the windshield
3. Position the wiper blade at an angle
and pull the release spring – see
arrow
4. Fold the wiper blade down and
unhook it toward the windshield
5. Pull the wiper blade past the wiper
arm toward the top
6. Insert a new wiper blade and apply
pressure until you hear it engage.
Loosen the wing nut to open.
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Lamps and bulbs
Before working on the electrical
system, switch off the electrical
accessory you are working on or disconnect the cable from the negative
terminal of the battery. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in
short circuits.
To prevent injuries and damage, comply with any instructions provided by
the bulb manufacturer.<
Low beams and high beams
Engine compartment, left side:
1 Low beams
2 High beams
H7 bulb, 55 watts
The H7 bulb is pressurized. ThereBecause of the extremely high
fore, wear safety glasses and provoltages involved, any work on the
tective gloves. Failure to comply with
this precaution could lead to injury if the xenon lighting system, including bulbchanging, should be carried out by
bulb is damaged.<
technically-qualified personnel only.
Otherwise, there is a risk of fatal
1. Turn the two release catches at the
injury.<
front to the left – see arrow – to
remove the bulb holder
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
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The service life of these bulbs is very
long and the probability of a failure is
very low, provided that they are not
switched on and off an unusual number
of times. If one of these bulbs should
nevertheless fail, it is possible to continue driving with great caution using
the fog lamps, provided local traffic
laws do not prohibit this.
Maintenance
Xenon lamps*
Repairs
A replacement bulb set is available from
your BMW center.
When cleaning the headlamps,
please follow the instructions in
the Caring for your vehicle brochure.<
Index
Do not touch the glass portion of
a new bulb with your bare hands
since even small amounts of impurities
burn in to the surface and reduce the
service life of the bulb. Use a clean
cloth, paper napkin, or a similar material, or hold the bulb by its metallic
base.<
Insert the new bulb as shown in
the inset.
When attaching the bulb holder, ensure
that the lock snaps in place properly.<
Data
The lamps and bulbs make essential
contributions to the safety of your vehicle. Therefore, proceed carefully when
handling bulbs. BMW recommends that
you have such work performed by your
BMW center if you are not familiar with
the procedures.
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Lamps and bulbs
Parking lamps
Front turn signal indicators
5 watt bulb
21 watt bulb
Engine compartment, left side:
1. Extend a screwdriver through the
upper opening and loosen the screw,
continuing until you can extract the
bulb by removing it from the front
2. Disconnect the plug
3. Apply gentle pressure and turn the
bulb toward the letters AUF – refer to
the marking on the housing – then
remove it for replacement
4. Connect the plug
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
5. Align the lamp assembly's two ridges
and the centering pin with the guides
on the vehicle when installing
6. Slide in the lamp, applying gentle
pressure to seat it firmly
7. Tighten the screw.
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Lamps and bulbs
5 watt bulb
1 Brake lamp
Right-hand luggage compartment
opening:
1. Press the back edge of the lamp
toward the front with the tip of your
finger and remove
2. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb
while turning it to the left to remove.
2 Backup lamp
Bulbs in the fender:
3 Tail lamp
All of the bulbs are integrated in a central bulb holder.
Bulbs: 21 watt
1. Unscrew the bulb holder – see arrow
in close-up view – to remove
2. Unplug the power supply plug. Set
the bulb holder aside – on the luggage compartment floor, for example
3. Applying light pressure, turn the bulb
to the left. Remove and replace the
bulb
4. Plug in the power supply fitting
5. Screw the bulb holder back on – see
arrow in close-up view.
Index
4 Turn signal indicator
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Rear lamps
Data
Side turn signal indicators
Maintenance
Controls
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Lamps and bulbs
Bulbs in the luggage compartment lid:
1. Use a screwdriver to release the two
clips
2. Swing trim panel down – see arrow 1.
Release the bulb holder – see
arrow 2 – and remove it
3. Applying light pressure, turn the bulb
to the left. Remove and replace the
bulb
4. Press the bulb holder into place,
continuing until you hear it engage
5. Reinstall the trim panel with the clips.
Center high-mount brake lamp
LED strip on the rear window.
Please contact your BMW center in
case of malfunction.
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Your BMW is equipped with a spare tire
or a space-saver spare tire designed for
temporary use in maintaining the vehicle's mobility in an emergency.
To remove the spare tire, lift the
floor panel in the luggage compartment completely out, refer to
page 40.<
Overview
Controls
height and reduce its support capacity.
Do not lie under the vehicle or start the
engine when the vehicle is supported
by the jack. There is otherwise a risk of
fatal injury.<
Maintenance
1. Place a screwdriver in the slot and
press toward the left to release the
lens
2. Replace the bulb.
Safety precautions in the event of
a flat tire or wheel change:
Stop the vehicle as far as possible from
passing traffic. Park on a firm, flat, surface. Switch on the hazard warning
flashers. Turn the steering wheel to the
straight-ahead position and engage the
steering lock. Shift into 1st or Reverse,
or if you have an automatic transmission position the selector lever in Park,
and engage the parking brake.
All passengers should be outside the
vehicle and well away from your immediate working area, behind a guardrail,
for example.
If a warning triangle or portable hazard
warning lamp is available, set it up on
the roadside at an appropriate distance
from the rear of the vehicle. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
Change the wheel only on a level, firm
surface which is not slippery. Avoid
jacking the vehicle on a soft or slippery
support surface – snow, ice, loose
gravel, etc. – as either the vehicle or the
jack could slip sideways.
Position the jack on a firm support surface.
Do not place wooden blocks or similar
objects under the jack. They could prevent the jack from extending to its full
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5 watt bulb
147
Data
License plate lamps
Changing a wheel
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Changing a wheel
securely in front of the tire. If the
wheel must be changed on a surface with a more severe slope, take
additional precautions to secure
the vehicle from rolling
3. Wheels with full wheel covers*:
Reach into the ventilation openings
and pull the cover off
4. Loosen the lug bolts by rotating
half a turn
What you will need
In order to avoid rattling noises later,
note the position of the tools when you
remove them and return them to their
original position when you are done
using them.
> Jack 1
Lift the floor panel within the luggage
compartment, refer to page 40, and
undo the red wing nut.
When you have completed work,
screw the jack all the way back
down. Fold the handle back and
insert it in its holder
> Chock 2
Located behind the jack on the wall
in the luggage compartment. Loosen
the wing nut to remove it
> Spare tire or space-saver spare tire –
located next to the jack
Loosen the wing nut by hand, remove
the storage shelf and take the wheel
out
> Lug wrench – in the onboard tool kit
on the underside of the luggage compartment lid, refer to page 142.
Procedure
1. Read and comply with the safety
precautions provided on the previous page
2. Secure the vehicle to prevent it
from rolling:
Place the wedge against the rear
surface of the front tire on the side
opposite the side being raised. If
the vehicle is parked on a downward slope, place the wedge
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Changing a wheel
Protect valve stems and valves from dirt
using screw-on valve stem caps. Dirty
valve stems frequently lead to slow
pressure loss.
Repairs
13. Wheels with full wheel covers*:
place the wheel cover with the
valve opening over the valve. Use
both hands to press the cover
securely onto the rim
14. Check and correct the tire inflation
pressure at the earliest opportunity.
Vehicles with Flat Tire Monitor:
after mounting the spare tire or
correcting the tire inflation pressure, reinitialize the system, refer to
page 92.
Data
8. Remove accumulations of mud or
dirt from the mounting surfaces of
the wheel and hub. Clean the lug
bolts
9. Position the new wheel or the
space-saver spare tire on the hub
and screw at least two lug bolts finger-tight into opposite bolt holes
10. Screw in the remaining lug bolts.
Screw in all the bolts in a diagonal
pattern
11. Lower the jack and remove it from
beneath the vehicle
12. Tighten the lug bolts securely in a
diagonal pattern
Index
5. Position the jack at the jacking
point closest to the flat tire with the
jack base vertically below the jacking point and the entire surface of
the head of the jack moves into the
square recess of the jacking point –
refer to the detail in the next illustration – when the jack is cranked
6. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel
you are changing is raised from the
ground
7. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove
the wheel
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Run Flat tires*
Do not attempt to install the full
wheel cover on the space-saver
spare tire, since this could damage the
cover.<
Driving with the space-saver
spare tire
The vehicle jack is designed for
changing wheels only. Do not
attempt to raise another vehicle model
with it or to raise any other type of load.
To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.
To ensure continued safety, have the
tightness of the torque bolts checked
with a calibrated lug wrench – torque
specification: 88.5 lb ft/120 Nm – at the
earliest opportunity.<
Be aware that vehicle handling may be
altered. Anticipate, e.g., reduced tracking during braking, longer braking distances, and changed steering characteristics when approaching limit
conditions. These handling characteristics will be even more pronounced if
winter tires are mounted.
When storing a wheel in the spare tire
recess, take care to avoid bending the
threaded rod.
If light-alloy wheels other than original
BMW light-alloy wheels have been
mounted, it may be necessary to use
different lug bolts for those wheels.
Replace the defective tire as soon as
possible and have the new wheel/tire
balanced.
Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h.
Only one space-saver spare tire
may be mounted at one time.
Mount a wheel and tire of the original
size at the earliest possible opportunity.<
Driving with a spare tire*
For certain wheel/tire combinations, the size of the spare tire will
differ from that of the remaining tires.
The spare tire is fully functional at all
loads and speeds. However, the spare
tire should be replaced at the earliest
possible opportunity in order to achieve
the original operating conditions.<
Run Flat tires are labeled on the sidewall with a circular symbol containing
the letters RSC. Run Flat tires consist of
self-supporting tires and special rims.
The tire reinforcement ensures that
driving remains possible to a restricted
degree in the event of pressure drop or
even if the tire is deflated.
When mounting or replacing summer tires with winter tires, or vice
versa, use Run Flat tires since no spare
wheel is available in the event of a flat.
In this event, BMW recommends consulting your BMW center. Your BMW
center has the information needed for
working with Run Flat tires and is
equipped with the necessary special
tools.<
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Depending on the cargo load, Run Flat
tires allow you to continue driving at a
maximum speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h. If
there is a total loss of tire inflation pressure, 0 psi/0 kPa, or obvious tire damage, you can determine the distance
you may continue driving based on the
following values:
The battery is maintenance-free, that is,
the original electrolyte will normally last
for the service life of the battery under
moderate climatic conditions.
Controls
Please consult your BMW center
whenever you have any questions
concerning the battery.<
Charging the battery
When charging the battery in the vehicle, leave the engine off at all times.
Connect the charge cables to the terminals in the engine compartment. For
terminal locations, refer to Jump-starting on page 153.
Disposal
Return used batteries to a recycling point or your BMW center.
Maintain the battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Secure
the battery against tilting during transport.<
You will find the fuses and information
on their respective allocation in the
glove compartment behind a panel with
two snap clips.
Do not attempt to repair a blown
fuse or replace it with a fuse
having a different color or amperage
rating. To do this could cause a fire in
the vehicle resulting from a circuit overload.<
Index
Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h. Be
aware that vehicle handling will be
altered when there is a loss in inflation
pressure. Anticipate, e.g., reduced
tracking during braking, longer braking
distances and changed steering characteristics.
For safety reasons, BMW recommends
not having damaged Run Flat tires
repaired. In this case, consult your
BMW center.<
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Maintenance
Driving with a damaged tire
> With a light load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
approx. 150 miles/250 km
> With a medium load:
2 persons, luggage compartment full;
or 5 persons without luggage:
approx. 100 miles/150 km
> With a full load:
5 persons, luggage compartment full:
approx. 30 miles/50 km.
Fuses
Repairs
Battery
Data
Run Flat tires*
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Receiving assistance
The BMW Group's Mobile Service
offers you 24-hour assistance in the
event of a breakdown, even on weekends and holidays.
If the indicator lamp is flashing but you
cannot hear the emergency call center,
you may still be heard by the emergency call center.
The telephone numbers of the Mobile
Service control center in your country
are listed in the BMW Dealer Directory.
For technical reasons, the emergency call function cannot be
guaranteed in certain unfavorable conditions.<
If your vehicle has the necessary equipment, you can contact the Mobile Service or issue an emergency call using
buttons in the interior rearview mirror.
When an emergency call is initiated, a
telephone connection is established
with the general emergency call center.
In vehicles with activated BMW Assist
function, a telephone connection is set
up to the BMW Assist emergency call
center. If the current location of your
vehicle can be determined, this location
is transmitted to the BMW Assist emergency call center.
If certain requirements are met, an
emergency call is automatically initiated
after a serious accident. The automatic
emergency call will not be hindered by
pressing the button.
Fold down the cover.
1 Emergency call
2 Mobile Service
Mobile Service*
Requirements for initiating an emergency call or contacting Mobile Service: To establish contact with the BMW
Group's Mobile Service:
> The car phone is registered with a
mobile network
Press button 2 for at least 2 seconds.
> The emergency call system is operaThe indicator lamp above the buttons
tional.
lights up. As soon as a telephone connection has been set up with the Mobile
Initiating an emergency call*
Service, the indicator lamp flashes.
Press button 1 for at least 2 seconds.
Depending on the country you are in,
The indicator lamp above the buttons
lights up. As soon as a telephone connection has been set up to the main
emergency call center, the indicator
lamp flashes.
your vehicle's current location will also
be transmitted if your vehicle is
equipped with an activated BMW Assist
function.
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Preparations
1. Check whether the battery of the
support vehicle has 12 volts and
approximately the same capacity –
measured in Ah. This information is
provided on the battery
2. Stop the engine of the support vehicle
3. Switch off all electrical components
in both vehicles.
Make absolutely certain that there
is no contact between the bodywork of the two vehicles. Otherwise
there is a short circuit hazard.<
1. Open the cover of the BMW auxiliary 1. Start the engine of the support vehijump-starting terminal. Do so by pullcle and let it run for several minutes
ing the tab – see arrow 1
at a slightly elevated engine idle
speed
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Do not touch high-voltage wiring
and cables on a running engine.
Contact with components carrying high
voltage can be harmful or fatal. Carefully observe the following instructions
to avoid personal injury and/or damage
to one or both vehicles.<
2. Connect one terminal clamp of the
plus/+ jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the battery or to an auxiliary jump-starting terminal of the
support vehicle
3. Connect the second terminal clamp
of the plus/+ jumper cable to the
positive terminal of the battery or to
an auxiliary jump-starting terminal of
the vehicle to be started
4. Your BMW is equipped with a special
nut – see arrow 2 – to serve as the
ground or negative terminal.
Connecting the jumper cables
Attach a terminal clamp of the
Always adhere to this sequence
minus/– jumper cable to the negative
when connecting jumper cables;
terminal of the support vehicle's batfailure to observe this procedure can
tery or to a suitable ground on its
lead to sparking and pose an injury hazengine or bodywork
ard.<
5. Attach the second terminal clamp of
the minus/– jumper cable to the negThe auxiliary jump-starting terminal
ative terminal of the battery or to a
located in your BMW's engine compartsuitable ground on the engine or
ment acts as the positive battery termibodywork of the vehicle to be
nal. Refer to the engine compartment
started.
overview on page 130. The cover of this
auxiliary terminal is marked with a +.
Starting the engine
Data
When your battery is discharged you
can use two jumper cables to start your
vehicle with power from the battery in a
second vehicle. You can also use the
same method to help start another
vehicle. Only use jumper cables with
fully insulated handles on the terminal
clamps.
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Jump-starting
2. Start the engine of the other vehicle
as usual.
If the first start attempt is not successful, wait a few minutes before
another attempt in order to allow the
discharged battery to recharge
3. Allow the engines to run for several
minutes
4. Disconnect the jumper cables in
reverse sequence.
Depending on the cause of the fault,
have the battery checked and
recharged by your BMW center.
Do not use spray starter fluids to
start the engine.<
Towing the vehicle
Always observe all applicable
towing laws and regulations.<
Towing with a commercial tow
truck
> Use wheel lift or flat bed carrier
> Do not tow with sling-type equipment.
Never allow passengers to ride in
a towed vehicle for any reason.
Never attach tie-down hooks, chains,
straps, or tow hooks to tie rods, control
arms, or any other part of the vehicle
suspension, as severe damage to these
components will occur, possibly leading to accidents.<
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Towing the vehicle
325xi, 330xi: towing the vehicle
with the front or rear axle raised
1. Place the transmission in Neutral
2. Switch off the engine
3. Maximum towing speed:
30 mph / 50 km/h
4. Maximum towing distance:
90 miles/150 km.
Remove the rear driveshaft for
longer towing distances with the
front axle lifted; remove the front driveshaft for towing over longer distances
with the rear axle lifted. Failure to comply with this will result in damage to the
transfer box.<
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Controls
While the ignition is on move the selector lever to position N, then turn off the
ignition.
Always observe all applicable towing
laws and regulations.
Access to tow sockets
Front:
Press out the cover panel with a screwdriver inserted in the recess at the top.
Maintenance
Vehicles with sequential manual gearbox SMG:
Repairs
1. Maximum towing speed: maximum
45 mph / 70 km/h
2. Maximum towing distance: maximum
90 miles/150 km.
The screw-in towing eyelet is stored in
the onboard tool kit; be sure that it
remains in the vehicle at all times. It can
be attached at the front or rear of the
vehicle. The towing eyelet should not
be used to pull a vehicle out of deep
snow, mud, sand, etc.
Data
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Towing eyelet
Index
Towing the vehicle with the front
axle raised
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Avoid staggered towing and be
careful that the towing strap is
taut before starting to drive the vehicle
doing the towing.<
Use only a nylon towing strap to tow
the vehicle, since the inherent resilience of this material helps protect both
vehicles from sudden jerking movements.
The towed vehicle should always
be the lighter of the two vehicles.
If this is not the case, it will not be posPress out the cover panel with a screw- sible to control vehicle handling.<
driver inserted in the recess at the top.
Rear:
Use only the towing eyelet supplied with the vehicle and screw it
in firmly until it stops. Use the towing
eyelet for towing on paved roads only. If
you do not follow these instructions, the
towing eyelet could be torn out and
vehicle damage could occur. Never
attach tie-down hooks, chains, straps,
or tow hooks to tie rods, control arms,
or any other part of the vehicle suspension, as severe damage to these components will occur, possibly leading to
accidents.<
Tow-starting
For instructions on jump-starting, refer
to page 153.
Never attempt to use your vehicle to
push another vehicle, since damage to
the energy-absorbing bumpers could
result.
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
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Engine data
320i
325i, 325xi
330i, 330xi
132.5/2,171
6
152.2/2,494
6
181.8/2,979
6
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cm
Maximum power output
at engine speed
hp
rpm
168
6,100
184
6,000
225
5,900
Max. torque
at engine speed
lb ft/Nm
rpm
155/210
3,500
175/237
3,500
214/290
3,500
Compression ratio
ε
10.8
10.5
10.2
Stroke
Bore
in/mm
in/mm
2.83/72
3.15/80
2.95/75
3.31/84
3.53/89.6
3.31/84
3
Fuel mixture preparation
Digital electronic engine-management
system (DME)
325xi, 330xi: power can be tested only on a suitable dynamometer.
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Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
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Index
Dimensions
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Weights
320i
325i
325xi
330i
330xi
Curb weight
with manual transmission/SMG
with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
lbs/kg
3,142/1,425
3,219/1,460
3,219/1,460
3,307/1,500
3,461/1,570
3,527/1,600
3,285/1,490
3,362/1,525
3,483/1,580
3,538/1,605
Approved gross vehicle weight
with manual transmission/SMG
with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
lbs/kg
4,200/1,905
4,277/1,940
4,277/1,940
4,365/1,980
4,520/2,050
4,586/2,080
4,343/1,970
4,420/2,005
4,541/2,060
4,597/2,085
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
1,973/895
1,984/900
2,183/990
2,006/910
2,161/980
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,359/1,070
2,425/1,100
2,469/1,120
2,469/1,120
2,491/1,130
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
165/75
165/75
165/75
165/75
165/75
Luggage compartment capacity
cu ft/l
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
Approved axle loads and approved gross vehicle weight must never be exceeded.
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Capacities
163
Fuel specification, refer to page 25
Windshield/
Headlamp washer reservoir
quarts/liters
approx. 5.6/5.3
Specifications, refer to page 132
Engine oil and filter change
quarts/liters
320i, 325i, 330i:
approx. 6.9/6.5
325xi, 330xi:
approx. 6.6/6.2
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil
Specifications, refer to page 132
–
Lifetime lubricant, no oil change
required
Data
Index
Manual and automatic transmission,
transfer box and differential
Controls
approx. 16.6/63
approx. 2.1/8
Maintenance
gal./liters
gal./liters
Repairs
Fuel tank
Reserve
Overview
Notes
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Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Everything from A to Z
A
ABS Antilock Brake
System 121
indicator lamp 18
Acceleration assistant 72
Accessories, refer to For
your own safety 5
Accident, refer to Emergency call 152
Activated-charcoal filter 106
ADB-X Automatic Differential Brake, all-wheel 89
Adding brake fluid 134
Additional sources of information 4
Air conditioning 98
Air conditioning mode 100
automatic climate
control 104
Air distribution
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 104
Air distribution,
individual 104
Air outlets, refer to Ventilation 98, 102
Air pressure, refer to Tire
inflation pressure 25, 124
Air recirculation, refer to
Recirculated-air mode
100, 105
Air supply
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 104
Air, drying, refer to Air conditioning mode 100, 104
Airbags 57
indicator lamp 18, 59
sitting safely 47
Airing out, refer to Ventilation 98, 102
Alarm system 41
avoiding unintentional
alarms 42
All-season tires, refer to
Winter tires 127
Antifreeze 134
coolant 134
washer fluid 132
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) 121
indicator lamp 18
Anti-theft system 32
Anti-theft warning system,
refer to Alarm system 41
Approved axle loads, refer
to Weights 162
Approved gross weight,
refer to Weights 162
Armrest
front 108
rear 109
Artificial leather, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Ashtray
front 110
rear 111
Assistant systems, refer to
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 87
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 105
AUTO program, refer
to Automatic air distribution 104
Automatic
air distribution 104
air supply 104
cruise control 78
headlamp control 94
Automatic car wash, refer to
the Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Automatic climate
control 102
Automatic curb monitor 54
Automatic Differential Brake,
all-wheel ADB-X 89
Automatic dimming, interior
rearview mirror 56
Automatic recirculated-air
control (AUC) 105
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 73
indicator lamp 19, 75
interlock 65
selector lever lock 73
shiftlock 73
Automatic windshield
washer, refer to Rain sensor 77
Average fuel
consumption 85
Average speed 85
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 42
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 162
B
Backrest, adjusting 49
Backrest, refer to Seat
adjustment 48, 50
Backup lamps 68
bulb replacement 145
Bandages, refer to First-aid
kit 23
Battery 151
charge 151
disposal 151
indicator lamp 18
jump-starting 153
remote control 32, 33
Battery charge current 18
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Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Central locking system 32
button 37
passenger
compartment 37
Changing a wheel 147
Charge indicator lamp 18
Check Control 82
Check Gas Cap
indicator lamp 19
Child safety locks 63
Child seats 60
Child-restraint systems 60
Chock 148
Cigarette lighter 110
Cigarette lighter socket 110
Cleaning chrome parts, refer
to the Caring for your vehicle brochure
Cleaning light alloy wheels,
refer to the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Cleaning the vehicle, refer to
the Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Cleaning windshield 78
Clock 83
12-/24-hour mode 83
setting, refer also to the
Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
Repairs
C
California Proposition 65
warning 138
Can holders, see Beverage
holders 108, 109
Capacities 163
Car battery 151
Car care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Car keys, refer to Keys 32
Car radio, refer to Owner's
Manual for Radio/Onboard
Computer
Car telephone
preparation 110
Car telephone, refer to the
separate Owner's Manual
Car vacuum cleaner, connecting 110
Car wash, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Carpet care, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Cassette operation, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
CBC Cornering Brake Control 121
warning lamp 18
CD changer, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
CD operation, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
Cellular phone 110
Center high-mount brake
lamp
bulb replacement 146
Data
Brake rotors
brake system 122
breaking in 120
Brake system
brake pads, indicator
lamp 19
Brake wear warning
indicator lamp 19
Brakes
ABS 121
brake fluid 134
breaking in 120
indicator/warning lamp
18, 19
parking brake 67
Break-in procedures 120
Bulb replacement, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 143
Bulb, replacing 143
Buttons in steering wheel 22
Index
Belts, refer to Safety
belts 51
Beverage holders 108, 109
Blower
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 104
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oils 133
BMW Maintenance
System 136
BMW sports seat 49
Bore, refer to Engine
data 160
Bottle holders, see Beverage holders 108, 109
Brake fluid 134
indicator lamp 18, 134
level 134
Brake force display 93
Brake hydraulic system 122
Brake lamps
bulb replacement 145
indicator lamp, defective
lamp 82
Brake lights
brake force display 93
Brake pads
brake fluid level
18, 122, 134
breaking in 120
disc brakes 122
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Everything from A to Z
Closing
from inside 37
from outside 33
Clothes hooks 121
Clutch
breaking in 120
Cockpit 14
Code, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio/Onboard
Computer
Coin box 108
Cold start, refer to Starting
the engine 65
Compact disc operation,
refer to the Owner's Manual for Radio/Onboard
Computer
Compartments 108
Compression ratio, refer to
Engine data 160
Computer 84
Condensation, refer to Air
conditioning mode
100, 104
Configuring settings, refer to
Vehicle Memory, Key
Memory 64
Connecting a vacuum
cleaner, refer to Cigarette
lighter 110
Consumption
display 80
Consumption, refer to Average fuel consumption 85
Control elements, refer to
Cockpit 14
Convenience operation
from outside 36
glass sunroof 34
windows 34
Coolant 134
indicator lamp 19, 81
level 134
temperature gauge 81
Coolant water, refer to Coolant 134
Cooling, refer to Temperature 100, 104
Copyright 4
Cornering Brake Control
(CBC) 121
warning lamp 18
Correct tires 127
Cruise control 78
indicator lamp 20
Cup holders, see Beverage
holders 108, 109
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 162
Current consumption, refer
to Energy control 80
Cylinders, refer to Engine
data 160
D
Dashboard, refer to
Cockpit 14
Data
capacities 163
dimensions 161
engine 160
technical 160
weights 162
Daytime driving lamps 94
DBC Dynamic Brake Control
19, 121
Deep water, refer to Water
on roadways 121
Defrost position, refer
to Defrosting windows
101, 104
Defrosting and demisting
windows
air conditioning 101
automatic climate
control 104
Defrosting windows
101, 104
Defrosting windshield, refer
to Defrosting windows
101, 104
Demisting windows
air conditioning 101
automatic climate
control 104
Determining the maximum
load 115
Differential
breaking in 120
Digital clock 83
Dimensions 161
Dipstick, engine oil 132
Disc brakes 122
Displacement, refer to
Engine data 160
Display lighting, refer to
Instrument lighting 95
Displays, refer to Instrument
cluster 16
Disposal
oil 133
vehicle battery 151
Distance warning, refer to
Park Distance Control
(PDC) 86
Divided rear backrest 112
Door key 32
Door lock 36
Doors
emergency operation 36
Draft-free ventilation
101, 105
Driving light, refer to Parking
lamps/Low beams 94
Driving notes 121
Dry air, refer to Air conditioning mode 100, 104
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Controls
Maintenance
F
False alarm, refer to
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 42
Fastening the safety belts 51
Fault displays 82
First aid, refer to First-aid
kit 23
First-aid kit 23
Flashlight 108
Flashlight, refer to
Rechargeable
flashlight 108
Flat tire 147
Flat Tire Monitor 92
space-saver spare tire 147
Flat Tire Monitor 92
indicator lamp 18, 19, 93
Flat tire, refer to Tire condition 124
Fluid reservoir for washer
systems 132
Fog lamps 96
indicator lamp 20
Folding rear backrest 112
Follow me home lamps 94
Footbrake, refer to General
driving notes 121
Front airbags 57
Front center armrest 108
Front fog lamps 96
indicator lamp 20
Repairs
Engine oil
adding 133
additives, refer to Adding
engine oil 133
capacity 163
consumption 132
indicator/warning lamp 19
quality 133
types 133
viscosity 133
Engine oil level 19
check 132
indicator/warning lamp 18
Engine oil pressure
indicator/warning lamp 18
Engine output, refer to
Engine data 160
Engine speed 80, 160
Environmentally-friendly
driving, refer to Energy
control 80
ESP Electronic Stability Program, refer to Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) 87
Exterior mirrors 55
Eyeglasses
compartment 109
Eyelet, towing 155
Data
E
Electric glass sunroof 44
Electric power windows 43
Electrical accessories, failure 151
Electrical malfunction
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 75
door lock 36
driver's door 36
fuel filler door 24
glass sunroof 46
luggage compartment
lid 38
Electronic Stability Program
ESP, refer to Dynamic Stability Control DSC 87
Emergency call 152
Emergency operation
doors 36
driver's door 36
fuel filler door 24
glass sunroof 46
Emergency release
luggage compartment lid
38, 40
Emissions, minimum, refer
to Energy control 80
Energy control 80
Engine
breaking in 120
data 160
electronics 19
indicator lamp 19
speed 80, 160
starting 65
switching off 67
Engine compartment 130
Engine coolant 134
adding 134
Index
DSC Dynamic Stability Control 87
indicator lamp 19, 87
DTC Dynamic Traction Control 87
indicator lamp 19, 87
Dynamic Brake Control
(DBC) 19, 121
Dynamic Brake Control DBC
indicator lamp 19
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 19, 87
Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) 87
indicator lamp 19, 87
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Fuel
display 81
quality 25
volume 163
Fuel consumption
display 80, 85
Fuel display, refer to Fuel
gauge 81
Fuel economy, refer to
Energy control 80
Fuel filler door 24
release following an electrical malfunction 24
Fuel level indicator, refer to
Fuel gauge 81
Fuel mixture preparation 160
Fuel reserve indicator, refer
to Fuel gauge 81
Fuel tank capacity 163
Fuses 151
G
Gasoline consumption, refer
to Average fuel consumption 85
Gasoline, refer to Fuel specifications 25
Gear indicator 71, 75
Gear lever
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 73
sequential manual gearbox SMG 69
Gearbox
manual transmission 68
Gearshift lever
manual transmission 68
General driving notes 121
Glass sunroof
closing following an electrical malfunction 46
convenience operation
34, 36
remote control 33, 34
Glass sunroof, electric 44
Glove compartment 107
Grills, refer to Ventilation
98, 102
Gross weight, refer to
Weights 162
H
Handbrake, refer to Parking
brake 67
Hands-free system 110
Harman Kardon premium
sound system 107
Hazard warning flashers 14
Hazard warning triangle 23
HDC Hill Descent Control 91
Head airbags 57
Head restraints 51
Headlamp cleaning system
cleaning headlamps 78
washer fluid 132, 163
Headlamp control, automatic 94
Headlamp flasher 95
indicator lamp 21
Headlamps
bulb replacement 143
care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Heated mirrors 55
Heated rear window
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 105
Heated seats 54
Heating
exterior mirrors 55
rear window 100, 105
seats 54
Heating and ventilation
98, 102
Heavy loads, refer to Cargo
loading 115
Height adjustment
seats 48, 50
steering wheel 55
Height, refer to
Dimensions 161
High beams 76, 95
bulb replacement 143
headlamp flasher 95
indicator lamp 21
Hill Descent Control
(HDC) 91
Holder for
beverages 108, 109
litter bag 109
Hood release 129
Horn 14
Hub cap 148
Hydraulic brake assistant,
refer to DBC 121
Hydraulic system
brakes 122
Hydroplaning 121
I
Ice warning 84
Ignition 65
Ignition key 32
positions 65
Ignition lock 65
Imprint 4
Indicator lamps 18
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K
Key Memory 64
Keys 32
with remote control 32
Kickdown 70, 74
L
Lamp defect 143
Lamps and bulbs 143
Lashing down loads, refer to
Cargo loading 114
Lashing eyelets, refer to
Securing cargo 116
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Locking and unlocking
doors
from inside 37
from outside 33, 36
Low beams 94
automatic 94
bulb replacement 143
indicator lamp, defective
lamp 82
Lug bolts 148
key 148
torque 148
Luggage compartment
capacity 162
emergency operation,
refer to Manual
operation 38
floor mat 41
floor panel 40
lid 38
lighting 38
opening from outside 38
opening, remote
control 34
opening/closing, refer to
Luggage compartment
lid 38
remote control 34
volume 162
Repairs
J
Jack 147
Jacking points 148
Jump-starting 153
Lashing fittings, refer to
Securing cargo 116
LATCH child-restraint
mounting system 62
Leather care, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
LEDs light-emitting
diodes 96
Length, refer to
Dimensions 161
License plate lamp
bulb replacement 147
Light switch 94
Light-emitting diodes
LEDs 96
Lighter 110
LIGHTS ON warning 94
Lights, refer to Parking
lamps/Low beams 94
Litter bag holders 109
Load, refer to Cargo
loading 114
Loading
vehicle 114
Load-securing devices 116
Lock buttons on doors, refer
to Locking 37
Lock, steering wheel 65
Locking
from inside 37
from outside 33, 36
Data
Interior motion sensor 41
switching off 42
Interior rearview mirror 56
automatic dimming
feature 56
Interior temperature
adjusting 100, 104
Interlock, refer to Steering
wheel lock 65
Intermittent
mode, wipers 77
Interval
display, service 82
Index
Indicator/warning lamp
airbags 18
alarm system 42
brakes 18, 19
Check Gas Cap 19
coolant 19, 81
DSC 19
Flat Tire Monitor
18, 19, 93
fog lamps 20
Please fasten safety
belts 18
reserve 81
Service Engine Soon 19
Individual air distribution 104
Individual settings, refer to
Vehicle Memory, Key
Memory 64
Inflation pressure 124
Inflation pressure monitoring, refer to Flat Tire Monitor 92
Inflation pressure, tires 25
INSPECTION 82
Instrument cluster 16
Instrument lighting 95
Instrument panel, refer to
Cockpit 14
Interface socket for onboard
diagnostics (OBD) 138
Interior lamps 96
remote control 34
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Luggage compartment lid 38
emergency operation 38
emergency release 40
indicator lamp 82
opening from inside the
vehicle 38, 39
opening from outside 38
remote control 34
securing separately 38
unlocking manually 38
Luggage rack, refer to Roofmounted luggage rack 117
Lumbar support 50
M
M+S tires, refer to Winter
tires 127
Maintenance 82, 136
Maintenance system 136
Making telephone calls,
refer to the telephone
Owner's Manual
Malfunction
door lock 36
fuel filler door 24
Malfunction displays 82
Manual operation
door lock 36
driver's door 36
fuel filler door 24
glass sunroof 46
luggage compartment
lid 38
Manual transmission 68
Master keys
with remote control 32
MC operation, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
MD operation, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
Mechanical seats 48
Memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 53
Memory, refer to Vehicle
Memory, Key Memory 64
Microfilter
air conditioning 101
automatic climate
control 106
Microphone, refer to Cellular
phone 110
Mini disc operation, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
Mirrors 55
automatic curb monitor 54
heated 55
memory, refer to Seat and
mirror memory 53
Mobile Service 152
Modifications, technical,
refer to For your own
safety 5
Multifunction steering
wheel 22
Multifunction switch
turn signal indicator/headlamp flasher 76
washer/wiper system 77
N
Navigation system, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Radio/Onboard Computer
Neck restraints, refer to
Head restraints 51
Nets 108
Nozzles, refer to Ventilation
98, 102
O
OBD interface socket 138
Odometer 80
Oil
additives, refer to Adding
engine oil 133
capacity 163
dipstick 132
quality 133
viscosity 133
Oil change interval, refer
to Service interval
display 136
Oil change intervals, refer to
the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models/Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Oil consumption 132
Oil dipstick 132
Oil filter change 163
Oil level
checking 132
indicator lamp 18
Oil pressure
indicator lamp 18
OIL SERVICE 82
Oil types 133
Old batteries, refer to Disposal 151
Onboard computer 84
Onboard computer, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Onboard Computer
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Controls
Maintenance
Recirculated-air mode
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 105
Recirculating the air, refer to
Recirculated-air mode
100, 105
Reclining seat, refer to Seat
adjustment 48, 50
Refueling 24
fuel filler door 24
Releasing
hood 129
Remaining distance to service 82
Remaining distance, refer to
Range 85
Remote control 33
luggage compartment
lid 34
malfunction 34
Replacement key 33
Replacing lamps, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 143
Replacing tires 125
Reporting safety defects 7
Restraint systems
for children 60
Restraint systems, refer to
Safety belts 51
Repairs
R
Radio remote control key,
refer to Master key with
remote control 32
Radio, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio
Rain sensor 77
Raising the floor panel 40
Range 85
Reading lamps
front 96
rear 96
Rear armrest, refer to Rear
center armrest 109
Rear backrest, folding 112
Rear center 3-point safety
belt 112
Rear center armrest 109
Rear lamps
bulb replacement 145
indicator lamp, defective
lamp 82
Rear window defroster
air conditioning 100
Rear window heating
automatic climate
control 105
Rearview mirror 55
Receiving assistance 152
Data
P
Paintwork care, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Panel lighting 95
Panic mode – trigger
alarm 34
Park Distance Control
(PDC) 86
Parking aid, refer to Park
Distance Control PDC 86
Parking brake 67
indicator lamp 18
Parking lamps 94
bulb replacement 144
Parking lamps/Low
beams 94
Parts and accessories, refer
to Your individual vehicle 5
Passenger-side exterior mirror tilt function 54
PDC Park Distance
Control 86
Pinch protection
glass sunroof 45
Plastic, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Please fasten safety belts
indicator lamp 18
Pollen, refer to
Microfilter 101
Pollen, refer to Mircrofilter/Activated-charcoal filter 106
Power output, refer to
Engine data 160
Power seat 50
Power windows
safety switch 44
Pressure monitoring, tires
Flat Tire Monitor 92
Pressure, tires 25, 124
Protective function
electric power windows 43
Putting the vehicle into storage
refer to the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Index
Onboard tool kit 142
Opening and closing
from inside 37
from outside 33
via door lock 36
via remote control 33
Outlets, ventilation 98, 102
Outside temperature display 84
changing unit of
measure 84
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Reverse
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 73
SMG gearbox 70
Reverse gear
manual transmission 68
Roller sun blind 106
Roof load capacity 162
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 117
Run Flat tires 126, 150
S
Safe seating position 47
Safety belt height adjustment 52
Safety belts 51
sitting safely 47
warning lamp 18
Safety feature
glass sunroof 45
Safety precautions 5
Safety switch for rear windows 44
Safety systems, refer to
Antilock Brake
System 121
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 87
Screwdriver, refer to
Onboard tool kit 142
Seat adjustment 48
BMW sports seat 49
mechanical 48
power 50
Seat belt tensioner, refer to
Safety belts 51
Seat heating 54
Seat memory, refer to Seat
and mirror memory 53
Seat positions, storing 53
Seats 48
Securing cargo 116
Securing the vehicle
from inside 37
from outside 33, 36
Selector lever
automatic transmission 73
sequential manual gearbox SMG 69
Selector lever lock, refer to
Shiftlock 69, 73
Selector lever positions
automatic transmission 73
sequential manual gearbox SMG 69
Sequential manual gearbox
SMG 69
indicator lamp 19
Service and Warranty Information Booklet 136
SERVICE ENGINE SOON
warning lamp 19
Service interval display
82, 136
Shift paddles 70
Shifting gears
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 73
sequential manual gearbox SMG 70
Shiftlock 69
Shiftlock, refer to Range
selection 73
Side airbags 57
Side turn signal indicators
bulb replacement 145
Sitting safely
with airbags 47
with safety belts 47
Size 161
Ski bag 113
Sliding/tilt sunroof, refer to
Electric glass sunroof 44
SMG sequential manual
gearbox 69
indicator lamp 19
Smokers' package, refer to
Ashtray 110
Snow chains 128
Socket, refer to Cigarette
lighter socket 110
SOS, refer to Emergency
call 152
Space-saver spare tire
changing a wheel 147
Spare key 32
Spare tire 147
Spare wheel 150
Speed gauge, refer to
Speedometer 16
Speedometer 16
SPORT button 72
Sport program
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 74
Sports seat 49
Stability control, refer to
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 87
Standing lamps 95
Starting difficulties
jump-starting 153
temperature 65
Starting help DSC 87
Starting the engine 65
Starting, refer to Starting the
engine 65
Status of the Owner's Manual 5
Steering wheel lock 65
Steering wheel, adjusting 55
Steptronic, refer to Manual
operation 74
Storage compartments 108
Storage nets 108
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Controls
Maintenance
Torque
engine 160
lug bolts 148
Tow sockets for towing eyelet 155
Towing eyelet 155
Towing the vehicle 154
Track width, refer to Dimensions 161
Transmission
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 73
sequential manual gearbox SMG 69
Transmission lock, refer to P
Park 73
Transmission malfunction
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 75
sequential manual gearbox SMG 71
Transport securing devices,
refer to Securing cargo
116
Transporting children
safely 60
Trap protection
electric power windows 43
Tread depth, refer to Tire
tread 124
Repairs
Tilt alarm
deactivate 42
Tilt alarm sensor 34
remote control 34
Tilting passenger-side exterior mirror 54
Time 83
Tire pressure monitoring,
refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 92
Tire replacement 125, 147
Tires
age 126
breaking in 120
changing 147
condition 128
damage 124
flat 147
inflation pressure 25, 124
replacing 125
size, refer to Wheel and
tire combinations 127
storing 127
tread 124
treadwear indicator,
refer to Tire tread – tire
damage 124
winter tires 127
Tools, refer to Onboard tool
kit 142
Data
T
Tachometer 80
Tail lamps
bulb replacement 145
Tail lamps, refer to Rear
lamps 145
Tank capacity, refer to Fuel
tank capacity 163
Tank indicator, refer to Fuel
gauge 81
Technical data 160
Technical modifications 5
Technical modifications,
refer to For your own
safety 5
Telephone hookup 110
Telephone, refer to the separate Owner's Manual
Television, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Onboard Computer
Temperature
air conditioning 100
automatic climate
control 104
Temperature adjustment
100, 104
Temperature display
engine coolant 81
ice warning 84
outside temperature 84
setting units 84
Temperature layering
101, 105
Tempomat, refer to Cruise
control 78
Thigh support area, adjusting 49
Third brake lamp, refer to
Center high-mount brake
lamp 146
Three-point safety belt 51
Through-loading system 112
Index
Storing seat positions,
refer to Seat and mirror
memory 53
Storing tires 127
Stroke, refer to Engine
data 160
Sun blind, refer to Roller sun
blind 106
Surface ice, refer to Ice
warning 84
Switches, refer to
Cockpit 14
Switching off
engine 67
vehicle 67
Symbols 4
Synthetic oils 133
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Treadwear indicator in the
tires, refer to Tire tread –
tire damage 124
Treadwear, tires 124
Trigger alarm – Panic
mode 34
Trip distance recorder, refer
to Trip odometer 80
Trip meter, refer to Trip
odometer 80
Trip odometer 80
Trunk lid, refer to Luggage
compartment lid 38
Trunk lighting, refer to Luggage compartment lighting 38
Turn signal indicator 76
bulb replacement 144
indicator lamp 20
Turn signal indicator, side
bulb replacement 145
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 161
TV function, refer to the
Owner's Manual for
Onboard Computer
U
Underbody protection, refer
to the Caring for your vehicle brochure
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 126
Units
average fuel
consumption 85
temperature 84
Unlocking
from inside 37
from outside 33, 36
V
Valve
screw caps 148
Vehicle
battery 151
break-in procedures 120
care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
dimensions 161
loading 114
starting 65
switching off 67
washing, refer to the Caring for your vehicle brochure 77
weight 162
Vehicle Memory 64
Vehicle storage
refer to the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Vehicle weight 162
Ventilation 98, 102
draft-free 101, 105
Viscosity 133
Voice Input System 22
Voice recognition, refer to
separate Owner's Manual
Volume
luggage compartment 162
W
Warning and indicator
lamps 18
Warning lamp 'Please fasten safety belts' 18
Warning messages 82
Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet 136
Warranty, refer also to separate booklet 7
Washer fluid
adding 132, 163
Washer fluid reservoir 132
volume 132
Washer jets, refer to Windshield washer jets 78
Washer/wiper system 77, 78
washer fluid 132
Waste tray, refer to
Ashtray 110
Water on roadways, deep
water 121
Weights 162
Wheel and tire
combinations 127
Wheelbase, refer to Dimensions 161
Wheels and tires 127
Wheelslip control DSC 87
Width, refer to
Dimensions 161
Window condensation
removing 101, 104
Windows
convenience operation
34, 36
power 43
remote control 33, 34
Windshield washer
nozzles 78
Windshield washer reservoir
volume, see
Capacities 163
Windshield washer reservoir, filling 163
Windshield wiper blades
replacing 142
Windshield wipers, refer to
Washer/wiper system 77
Winter tires 127
condition 128
storing 127
Work in the engine compartment 129
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Index
X
Xenon lamps
bulb replacement 143
Overview
Wrench, refer to Onboard
tool kit 142
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Refueling
To ensure that you always have convenient access to all essential information
when you stop for fuel, we recommend
that you fill out the adjoining chart by
entering the data that apply to your
vehicle. Consult the index for individual
specifications.
Fuel
Designation
Please enter your preferred fuel here.
Engine oil
Quality
The oil volume between the two marks
on the dipstick corresponds to approx.
1.1 US quarts/1 liter.
Tire inflation pressure
Summer tires
Front
Rear
Winter tires
Front
Rear
Up to 4 persons
5 persons or 4 plus luggage
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