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Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and
security when you drive it. We therefore have this request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the
information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new 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.
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should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important
operating, safety and maintenance information.
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Cockpit 14
Instrument cluster 15
Indicator and warning lamps 19
Steering wheel with multifunction
buttons 23
Warning triangle 24
First-aid kit 24
Refueling 24
Fuel specifications 26
Tire inflation pressures 26
Controls and features
About this Owner's Manual 8
Symbols used 8
The individual vehicle 8
Status at time of printing 9
For your own safety 9
Symbol on vehicle parts 10
Service and Warranty 10
Reporting safety defects 10
Overview
Notes
Contents
Locks and security systems:
Keys 30
Central locking system 30
Opening and closing
– via the remote control 31
Opening and closing
– via the door lock 34
Opening and closing
– from the inside 35
Liftgate 36
Tailgate 37
Alarm system 39
Electric power windows 40
Sliding/tilt sunroof with glass
moonroof 42
Adjustments:
Safe seating position 44
Seats 44
Mechanical seat 45
Power seat 46
Head restraints 47
Power rear-seat backrest
adjustment 48
Safety belts 49
Seat, mirror and steering wheel
memory 50
Seat heating 51
Steering wheel 52
Steering wheel heating 53
Mirrors 53
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Everything under control:
Odometer, outside temperature
display 73
Tachometer 74
Energy control 74
Temperature gauge 75
Fuel gauge 75
Coolant temperature gauge 76
Service Interval Display 76
Check Control 77
Computer 80
Multi-Information Display
MID 81
Digital clock in the MID 82
Computer in the MID 85
Controlling the climate for
pleasant driving:
Air conditioner 102
Automatic climate control 105
Roller sun blinds 111
Independent ventilation
system 111
Loading and transporting:
Ski bag 119
Cargo area
Fold the rear backrests
down 120
Cargo area cover 121
Partition net 122
Cover panels in the cargo
area 123
Power outlets 124
Pull-out cargo floor 124
Cargo loading 126
Roof-mounted luggage rack 127
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Lamps:
Parking lamps/Low beams 99
Instrument lighting 100
High beams/Standing
lamps 100
Fog lamps 100
Interior lamps 101
Cabin convenience:
BMW Universal Transmitter 112
Glove compartment 115
Storage compartments 116
Cellular phone 116
Beverage holder 116
Glasses compartment 117
Ashtray, front 117
Ashtray, rear 118
Cigarette lighter, rear 118
Repairs
Driving:
Ignition lock 62
Starting the engine 62
Switching off the engine 63
Parking brake 64
Manual transmission 64
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 65
Indicator/Headlamp flasher 68
Washer/Wiper system/Rain
sensor 68
Cruise control 71
Technology for safety and
driving convenience:
Park Distance Control PDC 90
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 91
Hill Descent Control HDC 93
Self-leveling suspension 94
2-axle self-leveling
suspension 94
Tire Pressure Monitor RDC 97
Adaptive brake light 98
Data
Passenger safety systems:
Airbags 55
Transporting children safely 58
Vehicle Memory, Key
Memory 61
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Controls and features
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Special operating instructions:
Break-in procedures 130
Driving your BMW X5 131
General driving notes 132
Antilock Brake System 132
Brake system 132
Wheels and tires:
Tire inflation pressures 134
Tire condition 134
Tire replacement 135
Wheel and tire
combinations 137
Winter tires 138
Snow chains 138
Care and maintenance:
The BMW Maintenance
System 145
Laws and regulations:
Technical modifications 146
California Proposition
65 Warning 146
OBD interface socket 147
Owner service procedures
Operation, maintenance
Contents
Replacement procedures:
Onboard tool kit 150
Windshield wiper blades 150
Lamps and bulbs 151
Changing a wheel 154
Battery 160
Fuses 160
Assistance, giving and
receiving:
Jump-starting 162
Towing the vehicle 164
Under the hood:
Hood 139
Engine compartment
essentials 140
Washer fluid 141
Engine oil 141
Coolant 143
Brake fluid 144
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance Controls
Overview
Everything from A to Z 174
Index
Engine specifications 168
Dimensions 169
Weights 170
Capacities 171
Index
Technical data
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About this Owner's Manual
Symbols used
The individual vehicle
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 certain
topics is by using the detailed index at
the end. If you desire an initial overview
of your vehicle, this can be found in the
first chapter.
Indicates precautions that must
be followed precisely in order to
avoid the possibility of personal injury
and serious damage to the vehicle.
On buying 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.
Should you wish to sell your BMW at
some time in the future, please
remember to hand over the Owner's
Manual to the new owner; it is an
important part of the vehicle.
If you have any questions, your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center
will be glad to advise you.
Contains information that will
assist you in gaining the optimum
benefit from your vehicle and enable
you to care more effectively for your
vehicle.
Refers to measures that can
be taken to help protect the
environment.
< Marks the end of a specific item of
information.
* Indicates special equipment,
country-specific equipment and
optional extras.
We hope you will understand that
equipment and features are included
that you might not have chosen for your
vehicle. Any differences can easily be
identified, since all optional extras and
special equipment are marked with an
asterisk *.
If your BMW features equipment which
is not described in this Owner's
Manual, Supplementary Owner's Manuals are enclosed. We ask you to read
these manuals as well.
Identifies systems or components,
which can be activated or adapted
to suit an individual driver's requirements – Vehicle Memory, Key Memory,
refer to page 61.
Activation and adjustments on some of
these systems can be performed at
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
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Symbols
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Important safety information!
For your own safety, use genuine
parts and accessories approved by
BMW.
When you purchase accessories tested
and approved by BMW and Original
BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire
the assurance that they have been thoroughly tested by BMW to ensure
optimum performance when installed
on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free
from defects in material and workmanship.
BMW will not accept any liability for
damages resulting from installation of
parts and accessories not approved by
BMW.
BMW cannot test every product on the
market to determine whether it can be
used on a BMW safely and without risk
to either the vehicle, its operation, or its
occupants.
Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories
and other products approved by BMW,
together with professional advice on
using these items, are available from all
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers.
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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 pertinent relevant safety rules
when you are handling gasoline. <
Data
For your own safety
BMW pursues a policy of continuous,
ongoing development that is conceived
to ensure that our vehicles continue to
embody the highest quality and safety
standards combined with advanced,
state-of-the-art technology. For this
reason, it is possible that 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 legal claims can be
entertained on the basis of the data,
illustrations or descriptions in this
manual.
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Status at time of printing
Overview
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10nNotes
Installation and operation of non-BMW
approved accessories such as alarms,
radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
wheels, suspension components, brake
dust shields, telephones – including
operation of any portable cellular phone
from within the vehicle without using an
externally mounted antenna – or transceiver equipment such as CB, walkietalkie, ham radio or similar accessories,
may cause extensive damage to the
vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere
with the vehicle's electrical system or
affect the validity of the BMW Limited
Warranty. Contact your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center for additional
information.<
Maintenance, replacement, or
repair of the emission control
devices and systems may be performed
by any automotive repair establishment
or individual using any certified automotive part.<
Symbol on vehicle parts
Indicates that you should consult
the relevant section of this
Owner's Manual for information on a
particular part or assembly.
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
> Federal Emissions System Defect
Warranty
> Federal Emissions Performance Warranty
> California Emissions Control System
Limited Warranty
Detailed information about these
warranties is listed in the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet for US
models or in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
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 800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your
dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call
the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at
1-800-424-9393 – or 366-0123 in
Washington, D.C. area – or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You
can also obtain other information about
motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
For your own safety
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Data
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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
Overview
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14nCockpit
1 Parking lamps/Low beams 99
2 Fog lamps 100
3 > Turn signal indicators 68
> Standing lamps 100
> High beams 100
> Headlamp flasher 68
> Computer 80
4 Washer/Wiper system/Rain
sensor 68
7 Hazard warning flashers
5 Rear window defroster 103, 108
9 Adjusting steering wheel 52
8 Horn, the entire surface
6 Central locking system 30
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Instrument cluster BMW X5 3.0i, 4.4i
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3 Speedometer
5 Tachometer and Energy Control 74
2 Indicator lamp for turn signal
indicators 22
4 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
6 Coolant temperature gauge 76
Index
Data
1 Fuel gauge 75
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7 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
8 Reset button for trip odometer 73
9 Indicator for Check Control 77
10 Odometer and trip odometer 73
11 Computer display –
operation via the turn signal lever,
refer to page 80:
> Outside temperature
> Average fuel consumption
> Cruising range
> Average speed
12 Service Interval Display 76
13 Selector lever and program display
for automatic transmission* 65
14 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
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Instrument cluster BMW X5 3.0i, 4.4i*
3 Speedometer
4 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
5 Tachometer and Energy Control 74
6 Coolant temperature gauge 76
11 Indicator for Check Control 77
8 Reset button for trip odometer 73
12 Selector lever and program display
for automatic transmission* 65
9 Service Interval Display 76
13 CHECK button 77
10 Display for
> Trip odometer 73
> Outside temperature display 73
Data
2 Indicator lamp for turn signal
indicators 22
7 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
14 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
Index
1 Fuel gauge 75
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1 Fuel gauge 75
2 Indicator lamp for turn signal
indicators 22
3 Speedometer
4 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
5 Tachometer and Energy Control 74
7 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
11 Indicator for Check Control 77
8 Reset button for trip odometer 73
12 Selector lever and program display
for automatic transmission* 65
9 Service Interval Display 76
13 CHECK button 77
10 Display for
> Trip odometer 73
> Outside temperature display 73
14 Indicator and warning
lamps 19 to 22
6 Coolant temperature gauge 76
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Indicator and warning lamps
If the drive belt is defective, do not
continue driving. The engine could
be damaged due to overheating. 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 Sports
Activity Vehicle center.
Do not continue driving. The
engine could be damaged
because of inadequate lubrication. <
Comes on although the parking brake
is released: have the brake fluid level
checked. Before continuing your
journey, be sure to read the notes on
pages 132 and 144.
Also comes on in the Check Control
with the message CHECK BRAKE
LININGS.
Parking brake warning lamp*/
Brake hydraulic system warning
lamp for Canadian models.
Tire Pressure Monitor RDC* ●
In addition, an acoustic signal is
sounded: a flat tire has
occurred. Reduce vehicle speed immediately and stop the vehicle. Avoid hard
brake applications. As you steer the
vehicle, use caution and avoid overcorrecting.
For additional information: refer to
page 96.
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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 in the
following section.
Parking brake*/
Brake hydraulic system ●
Comes on when you engage the
parking brake.
For additional information: refer to
page 64.
Repairs
Battery charge current ●
The battery is no longer being
charged. There is a malfunction
of the alternator drive belt or in the
charging circuit of the alternator. Please
contact the nearest BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center.
Data
Red: stop immediately
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.
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Technology that monitors itself
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and warning lamps
Red or yellow: continue to drive;
drive cautiously
If the brake warning lamp
comes on red together with the
yellow warning lamps for ABS
and DSC:
Continue to drive; drive
cautiously and defensively and
avoid full brake applications.
Have the system checked by the
nearest BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
For additional information: refer to
pages 91 and 132.
If all three warning lamps come on
yellow:
Continue to drive; drive cautiously and
defensively and avoid full brake applications.
Have the system checked by your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center as
soon as possible.
Warning lamps for Canadian
models.
Red: an important reminder
Yellow: check as soon as possible
Parking brake*
Comes on when the parking
brake is engaged.
For additional information: refer to
page 64.
Antilock Brake System ABS ●
ABS has been deactivated in
response to system malfunction.
Conventional braking performance
remains available with no loss of efficiency. Please have the system
inspected by your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center.
For additional information: refer to
page 132.
Parking brake* warning lamp for
Canadian models.
Please fasten safety belts ●
Lights up either for a few
seconds or, depending on
model, until the belt is engaged.
Depending on model, together with an
acoustic signal* or a message* in the
Check Control.
For additional information on safety
belts: refer to page 49.
Airbags ●
Please have the system
inspected by your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center.
For additional information: refer to
page 55.
ABS warning lamp for Canadian
models.
Engine oil level
Comes on while driving:
The oil level is at the absolute
minimum; refill as soon as possible. Do
not drive more than approx. 30 miles/
50 km until you do.
For additional information: refer to
page 141.
Engine oil level
Comes on after the engine has
been switched off: add engine
oil at your earliest opportunity, e.g.
when you stop to refuel.
For additional information: refer to
page 141.
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Indicator and warning lamps
Dynamic Brake Control DBC
warning lamp for Canadian
models.
Check Filler Cap* ●
This indicator lamp comes on
when the fuel filler cap is loose
or missing.
Close the filler cap tightly: refer to
page 25.
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Service Engine Soon warning
lamp for Canadian models.
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Service Engine Soon ●
If the indicator lamp comes on
either continuously or intermittently, this indicates a fault in the
emissions-related electronic systems.
Although the vehicle remains operational, you should have the systems
checked by your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center at the earliest possible
opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 147.
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Dynamic Stability Control
DSC ●
Indicator lamp flashes:
The system is active and governs drive
and braking force.
The warning lamp comes on and stays
on while driving:
DSC has been switched off with the
button. If, after repeatedly pressing the
Brake pads* ●
DSC button, the warning lamp still does
Have the brake pads checked.
For additional information: refer not go off, then that means that the
DSC, HDC and the vehicle's roadto page 132.
holding ability are defective.
Self-leveling suspension* ●
Please have the system checked by the
Self-leveling suspension is inacnearest BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
tive. Please consult the nearest
center.
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
For additional information: refer to
For additional information: refer to
pages 91 and 93.
page 94.
Engine electronics*
Dynamic Brake Control DBC ●
There is a fault in the engine's
Fault in the DBC system.
electronic control system. You
Conventional braking perforcan continue to drive with reduced
mance remains available with no loss of
engine output or engine speed. Please
efficiency.
have the system checked by your
Please have the system checked and
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
repaired by your BMW Sports Activity
Tire Pressure Monitor RDC* ●
Vehicle center.
Check tire inflation pressures,
For additional information: refer to
refer to pages 26, 97.
page 92.
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Automatic transmission*
Because of a malfunction, the
automatic transmission shifts
only in the emergency program. Please
consult the nearest BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center.
For additional information: refer to
page 67.
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and warning lamps
Green: for your information
Blue: for your information
Turn signal indicators
High beams
Flashes when the turn signal
Lights up when the high beams
indicators are operated. Rapid
are on or the headlamp flasher
flashing indicates a system malfunction. is actuated.
For additional information: refer to
For additional information: refer to
page 68.
pages 68 and 100.
Cruise control*
Comes on when the cruise
control is activated: available for
operation via the steering wheel with
multifunction buttons.
For additional information: refer to
page 71.
Fog lamps
Lights up whenever you switch
on the fog lamps.
For additional information: refer to
page 100.
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Steering wheel with multifunction buttons*
Press briefly:
Accept incoming call, start dialing,
terminate call.
Extended pressure:
Activate/deactivate voice entry.
> Radio
Press briefly: next stored station
Extended pressure: station search
function
> CD
Press briefly: jump to next track
Extended pressure: fast forward in
track
> Cassette
Press briefly: stop track scan or fast
forward
Extended pressure: fast forward
> Phone
Scan personal phone book.
Reverse: functions as for fast forward.
Cruise control: store and accelerate +
or decelerate and store –.
Cruise control: activate/interrupt/deactivate.
Recirculated-air mode and automatic
recirculated-air control AUC or steering
wheel heating: switch on/off.
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Cruise control: calling up.
Forward:
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In order to operate a system, the
corresponding system must be
switched on.<
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Data
> selected control functions for the
radio along with CD and cassette
player
> the recirculated-air mode of the air
conditioner* or the steering-wheel
heating*
> the cruise control
> selected phone functions and
> the voice entry
Switch between phone and radio,
cassette and CD.
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The buttons integrated in the steering
wheel are provided so that you can
operate a number of accessories
quickly and without being distracted
from traffic conditions. You may
operate:
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1. Open the cover on the left in the
cargo area: lift the handle on the
cover
2. Pull the tab of the retaining strap,
refer to arrow, and remove the
hazard warning triangle from the
support bracket
3. To install: slide the hazard warning
triangle into the support bracket and
press on the retaining strap.
Always observe all legal regulations requiring a warning triangle
to be carried in the vehicle.<
The first-aid kit is located under the
front passenger's seat.
To open: pull the handle and fold the
cover down.
To close: fold the cover up.
Some of the articles in the first-aid
kit may be used within a limited
time only. For this reason, check the
expiration dates of each of the items
regularly, and replace any whose
expiration dates have passed. You can
acquire replacements in any drugstore
or pharmacy.
Always observe all legal regulations
requiring a first-aid kit to be carried in
the vehicle.<
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Fuel filler door
Before filling the tank, switch off
the engine. If you do not, fuel
cannot be filled into the tank and the
Service Engine Soon lamp may come
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To open the fuel filler door, press on the
front edge.
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can also open the fuel filler door
manually:
1. Open the cover on the right in the
cargo area: lift the handle on the
cover
2. Pull the knob with the fuel pump
symbol.
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Refueling
Keep the filler cap in the bracket
attached to the fuel filler door.
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle
completely into the filler pipe. Pulling
the nozzle out of the pipe during refueling
> results in premature pump shutoff
> and will reduce the effect of the vapor
recovery system on the pump.
Do not drive until the tank is
completely empty, as otherwise
engine functions are not ensured and
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Open the filler cap carefully to
prevent fuel from spraying out.
Fuel spray may cause injury.
Do not top off. Topping off may cause
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Tank capacity:
approx. 24.6 gal./approx. 93 liters,
with a reserve capacity of
6-cylinder engine: approx. 2.0 gal./
approx. 8 liters
8-cylinder engine: approx. 2.5 gal./
approx. 10 liters.
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Simple and environmentally
friendly
Close the filler 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
message – CHECK FILLER CAP – in the
Check Control* or the Check Filler Cap
lamp*.<
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As long as the filler nozzle is used properly, the fuel tank is full whenever the
nozzle shuts off the first time.
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all of the applicable safety precautions and regulations pertaining to
fuels. 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.<
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specifications
Tire inflation pressures
The engine uses lead-free gasoline
only.
Required fuel:
> Premium Unleaded Gasoline,
min. 91 AKI.
Do not use leaded fuels. The use
of leaded fuels will cause permanent damage to the system's oxygen
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Check tire pressures
All pressure specifications are indicated
in psi/kilopascal for tires at ambient
temperature, refer also to the table on
the next page.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
RDC:
After correcting the inflation pressures,
reactivate the system, refer to page 97.
Check tire inflation pressures
regularly — at least every two
weeks and before beginning a longer
trip. Incorrect tire pressure can otherwise lead to poor handling, tire damage
and accidents.
Check the tire inflation pressure of the
spare tire. Inflate the spare tire to
the highest inflation pressure of any tire
on your vehicle.<
Comply with tire approval
specifications
The inflation pressures in the table
apply to tire sizes and tires from BMWapproved manufacturers. Your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center is
familiar with these pressures. A
different inflation pressure may be
required for tire makes not approved by
BMW.
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.
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Tire inflation pressures
All sizes
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32/220
32/220
39/270
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X5
Data
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in psi/
kilopascal with cold tires,
cold = ambient temperature
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Overview
Tires
Index
BMW
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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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Central locking system
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2 Spare master key for storage in a
safe place, such as in your wallet.
This key is not intended for continuous use
The key set
1 The master keys with remote control
determine the functions of the Key
Memory, refer to page 61.
You can mark individual keys for
subsequent identification by applying
the colored decals that you received
when accepting delivery of your
vehicle
There is an extended-life battery
in every master key which is
charged automatically in the ignition
lock as you drive.
For this reason, if you have a master
key that is otherwise not used, use that
key approx. once every year while
driving for an extended period. This will
charge the battery, refer also to
page 31.<
3 Door and ignition key
The lock for the glove compartment
cannot be operated with this key.
This is recommended for valet
parking, for instance.
The concept
The central locking system is ready for
operation as soon as you close the front
doors. The system engages or releases
the locks on the
> doors
> liftgate/tailgate
> fuel filler door.
The central locking system can be
operated
> from outside via the remote control
as well as via the driver's door lock
> from inside via the button for the
central locking system.
If the system is locked from inside, the
fuel filler door remains unlocked, refer
to page 35.
When the system is actuated from
outside of the vehicle, the anti-theft
system is actuated simultaneously. This
prevents the doors from being unlocked
via safety lock buttons or door handles.
The alarm system is also armed or
disarmed.
In the event of an accident, the central
locking system unlocks automatically,
but only those doors which were not
locked separately with the safety lock
buttons, refer to page 35. In addition,
the hazard warning flashers and interior
lamps come on.
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
You can have an acknowledgment
signal set to confirm that the
vehicle is correctly locked.<
Overview
2 Lock and secure, switching on interior lamps, switching off tilt alarm
sensor and interior motion sensor
Maintenance Controls
1 Unlock and convenience opening
3 Open the liftgate, panic mode
Repairs
Whenever you unlock or lock the
vehicle, you simultaneously deactivate/
activate the anti-theft system, disarm/
arm the alarm system and switch the
interior lamps on/off.
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 charge the battery. To prevent
unauthorized use of the remote control,
surrender only the door and ignition key
or the spare key when leaving the
vehicle for valet parking, for example,
refer to page 30.
In the event of a system malfunction,
please contact your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center. You can also
obtain replacement keys there.<
Data
> Switch on the interior lamps, refer to
page 32.
With this function, you can also
search for your vehicle — when
parked in an underground garage, for
instance
> Open the liftgate, refer to page 32.
The liftgate will open slightly, regardless of whether it was previously
locked or unlocked
> Panic mode, refer to page 32.
In case of danger, you can trigger an
alarm.
Since passengers or animals
remaining in the vehicle might be
able to lock the doors from the inside,
take the vehicle's keys with you so that
the vehicle can be opened again from
the outside at any time.<
Index
The remote control makes opening and
locking the doors of your vehicle very
convenient. Furthermore it provides
three additional functions that can only
be executed via the remote control:
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and closing – via the remote control
To unlock
To lock and secure
To open the liftgate
Press button.
Press button.
Press button.
To switch on the interior lamps
The luggage compartment lid/liftgate
will open slightly, regardless of whether
it was previously locked or unlocked.
Press the button once to unlock the
driver's door and the fuel filler door
only; press a second time to unlock all
remaining doors as well as the tailgate/
liftgate.
After locking the vehicle, press button
again.
Convenience opening mode
To switch off the tilt alarm sensor
and interior motion sensor
Press and hold button. The power
windows and sliding/tilt sunroof are
opened.
Press button a second time immediately after locking.
For additional information: refer to
page 40.
Before and after a trip, be sure
that the tailgate/liftgate was not
opened unintentionally.<
Panic mode
By pressing and holding the button for
more than two seconds, you can trigger
an alarm via the alarm system if there is
an impending danger (the alarm system
must be armed).
To switch off the alarm
Press button.
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If this should occur, you can unlock and
lock the vehicle via the door lock with a
master key.
FCC ID:
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.
Any unauthorized modifications to
these devices could void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.<
Overview
Maintenance Controls
The transmitter and receiver units
comply with part 15 of the FCC –
Federal Communication Commission –
regulations. Operation is governed by
the following:
Repairs
For US owners only
The remote control system may be
affected by other units or equipment
operating in the immediate vicinity of
your vehicle.
Data
System interference
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
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and closing – via the door lock
Convenience operation
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You can also operate the windows and
sliding/tilt sunroof via the door lock.
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 liftgate/
tailgate and the fuel filler door.
You can have an acknowledgment
signal set to confirm that the
vehicle is correctly locked.<
> To open: with the door closed, turn
the key to the Unlock position and
hold it
> To close: with the door closed, turn
the key to the Lock position and hold
it.
Watch during the closing process
to be sure that no one is inadvertently injured. Releasing the key stops
the operation.<
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
turn the key to the extreme left or right
to unlock/lock the door.
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When the vehicle is moving, do
not lock the doors with the safety
lock buttons. Doors locked in this
manner would not unlock automatically
in the event of an accident.
Since passengers or animals remaining
in the vehicle might be able to lock the
doors from the inside, take the vehicle's
keys with you so that the vehicle can be
opened again from the outside at any
time.<
Overview
Maintenance Controls
> Either unlock the doors together with
the button for the central locking
system and then pull the door handle
above the armrest
or
> pull the release handle for each door
twice: the first pull unlocks the door,
and the second one opens it.
> Use the central locking button to lock
all of the doors simultaneously,
or
> press down the individual safety lock
buttons. The fuel filler door remains
unlocked. As an added design
feature to prevent the driver from
being inadvertently locked out of the
vehicle, the driver's safety lock
button will not engage as long as the
door is open.
Repairs
The central locking system can be
locked automatically as soon as
you begin to drive if you desire. You
may also have this function
programmed into individual keys.<
To unlock and open the doors
To engage the locks
Data
You can operate the central locking
system with this button when the
driver's door is closed. The doors and
liftgate are unlocked or locked only.
However, the anti-theft system is not
activated. Also, the fuel filler door
remains unlocked to allow refueling.
If only the driver's door was
unlocked from the outside and
you press the button
> all other doors, the tailgate/liftgate
and the fuel filler door will be
unlocked when the driver's door is
opened
> the driver's door will be locked again
when it is closed.<
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To open from the outside
Opening from inside the vehicle
Manual release
Press the button, refer to arrow:
The liftgate opens slightly.
Press this button to open the liftgate
when the vehicle is stationary.
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can release the liftgate manually:
The cargo area is illuminated whenever
the liftgate is opened, refer also to
page 101.
When the liftgate is opened, the
clearance from the ground to the
upper edge is more than 6.6 ft/2 m.
Please keep this in mind when opening
the liftgate (in a garage, for example).<
If pointed or sharp-edged objects
could strike the rear window while
driving, be sure to provide protection
around all edges. If you do not do this,
the heating conductors of the rear
window could be damaged.<
1. Remove the plastic plug from inside
the cargo area and pull toward the
interior, refer to arrow. The liftgate
will be released
2. Reinstall the plug.
For information on the cargo area cover
and on other details in the cargo area,
refer to Cargo area, beginning on
page 120.
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To open
You can pull the liftgate down by
placing both hands in the handle
recesses, refer to arrows.
Press the button:
You can fold the tailgate down.
Data
When opened, the tailgate can
accept loads of up to 440 lbs/
200 kg. When the vehicle is parked, you
may utilize the tailgate as a seat or as a
loading platform for luggage or recreation gear, for example.<
Index
To avoid injuries, be sure that the
travel path of the liftgate is clear
when it is closed, as with all closing
procedures.<
Maintenance Controls
To close
Repairs
Operate the vehicle only when
both gates are completely closed.
Otherwise, exhaust fumes could penetrate the interior of the vehicle. Should it
be absolutely necessary to operate the
vehicle with an open gate:
> Close all windows. Shut the sliding/
tilt sunroof
> Increase the air supply for the air
conditioner or automatic climate
control to a high level, refer to
page 103 or 107.<
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Tailgate
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Manual release
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can release the tailgate manually:
1. Unfasten the trim panel clip with the
vehicle key or with a screwdriver,
refer to arrow 1, and remove it
toward the top, refer to arrow 2
2. Using the same tool, press the latch
in the direction of the arrow; the
tailgate is released
3. Reinstall the trim panel.
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Luggage straps
Use the retaining straps on the cargo
area floor to secure smaller items of
luggage.
Movement is reduced when objects are
placed on the straps.
The lashing eyes located at the corners
of the cargo area provide you with a
convenient means of attaching luggage
nets* or flexible straps for securing
luggage.
Refer also to Stowing cargo on
page 126.
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Alarm system
The system responds to unauthorized
vehicle entry and attempted theft by
simultaneously activating the following:
> Sounding an acoustical alarm for
30 seconds
> The hazard warning flashers are activated for approx. five minutes
> The high beams flash on and off in
the same rhythm.
Overview
Indicator lamp displays
You can still open the liftgate after the
system has been armed by pressing the
button of the remote control, refer to
page 32. When you close the liftgate, it
is secured again.
> The indicator lamp below the interior
rearview mirror flashes continuously:
the system is armed
> The indicator lamp flashes during
arming: the door(s), the hood or liftgate are not completely closed. Even
if you do not close the alerted area,
the system begins to monitor the
remaining areas, and the indicator
lamp flashes continuously after
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
Maintenance Controls
You can have different acknowledgment signals set to confirm
system arming and disarming.<
Repairs
When the vehicle is locked or unlocked
with the key or the remote control, the
alarm system is also simultaneously
armed or disarmed.
Data
> When a door, the hood, or the liftgate
is opened
> To movement inside the vehicle –
interior motion sensor
> To variations in the vehicle tilt angle
such as occur during attempts to
steal the wheels or tow the vehicle
> To interruption of battery voltage.
To arm and disarm the alarm
system
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The vehicle alarm system responds:
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system
Electric power windows
> If the indicator lamp flashes for
10 seconds when the system is
disarmed: an attempted entry has
been detected in the period since the
system was armed.
Interior motion sensor
Following triggering of an alarm, the
indicator lamp will flash continuously.
However, be sure to switch off the interior motion sensor – refer to the
previous column – when you
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor may be switched off at the same
time. To prevent an unintentional alarm
from being triggered, in garages with
elevator ramps, for instance, or when
the vehicle is transported by trailer or
train:
Lock the vehicle twice, i. e. arm the
system. Press button of the remote
control twice in succession or actuate
the locks twice with the key.
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and
then flashes continuously. The tilt alarm
sensor and the interior motion sensor
are deactivated as long as the system is
armed.
In order for the interior motion sensor to
function properly, the windows and
sliding/tilt sunroof must be completely
closed.
> leave children or animals in the
vehicle
> intend to leave the windows or
sliding/tilt sunroof open.
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Open and close windows
From ignition key position 1:
> Press the switch up to the pressure
point:
The window continues to move as
long as you continue to hold the
switch
> Press the switch beyond the pressure
point:
The window moves downward automatically. Touch the switch again to
stop the opening movement.
You can close the windows in the same
manner by pulling the switch.
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Electric power windows
Safety feature
A contact strip is integrated into the
inner side of each of the upper window
frame sections. 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.
Overview
With the safety switch, you can prevent
the rear windows from being opened or
closed via the switches in the rear
passenger area, by children, for
example. You can also prevent adjustments of the power rear-seat backrests
from the rear passenger area, refer to
page 48.
Press the safety switch whenever
children are riding in the rear of
the vehicle. Careless use of the power
windows can lead to injury.<
Maintenance Controls
Safety switch
Repairs
For the convenience mode via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
pages 32 and 34.
Data
Remove the key from the ignition
lock and close the doors when
you leave the vehicle so that children
cannot operate the power windows and
possibly injure themselves.<
Despite this safety feature, be
extremely careful that the closing
path of the window is not obstructed
whenever it is closed. Otherwise, an
object might not touch the contact strip
in some situations, with very thin
objects, for instance.
You can override this safety feature by
pulling the switch beyond the pressure
point and holding it.
Because the power windows are sealed
at high pressure to prevent wind noise
when closed, a powerful motor is
required for efficient closing. When
closing the windows, always ensure
that they are not obstructed in any way.
Unsupervised use of these systems can
result in serious personal injury.
Remove the ignition key to deactivate
the electric power windows whenever
you leave the vehicle. Never leave the
keys in the vehicle with unsupervised
children. Never place anything that
could obstruct the driver's vision on or
next to the windows.<
Index
> You can still operate the windows as
long as neither of the front doors has
been opened. To open the windows,
press the switch beyond the pressure
point.
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sunroof with glass moonroof*
To prevent injuries, exercise care
when closing the sliding/tilt
sunroof and keep it in your field of
vision until it is shut.
Before leaving the vehicle, switch off
the electric sunroof mechanism by
removing the ignition key. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle with
access to vehicle keys. Use of the key
can result in starting of the engine and
operation of vehicle systems such as
the power sunroof, etc. Unsupervised
use of these systems can result in
serious personal injury.<
After the ignition has been switched off,
you can still operate the sliding/tilt
sunroof as long as neither of the front
doors has been opened.
For the convenience mode via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
pages 32 and 34.
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Automatic* opening and closing
Press the switch briefly past the pressure point and then release it.
Lifting – Opening – Closing
Other automatic operations are:
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher, press the switch or slide it in the
desired direction until you feel resistance.
> With the sunroof open, press the
switch briefly toward Lift: the sunroof
automatically extends to its fully
raised position.
The headliner slides back somewhat
when you raise the sunroof. When the
sunroof is opened the headliner retracts
with it. It remains open, and it is possible
to slide it back and forth as long as the
sunroof is not completely open.
Pressing the switch again briefly stops
the motion.
> With the sunroof raised, hold the
switch toward Open until the roof has
reached the desired position.
The headliner insert cannot be
closed with the sliding/tilt sunroof
in its raised position.<
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Safety feature
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can operate the sliding/tilt sunroof
manually:
1. Raise the sliding/tilt sunroof fully
2. Press and hold the switch for approx.
twenty seconds.
1. Open the glasses compartment, refer
to page 117
2. Insert the Allen wrench from the
vehicle tool kit, refer to page 150, in
the opening provided and turn the
sliding/tilt sunroof in the desired
direction.
Repairs
Manual operation
When the battery is disconnected, for
instance, the sunroof may only lift. To
reinitialize the mechanism:
Data
Power loss
Index
Despite this safety feature, be
extremely careful that the closing
path of the sunroof is not obstructed
whenever it is closed. Otherwise, triggering the closing-force limitation may
not be ensured in some situations, with
very thin objects, for instance. You can
disable this safety feature by pressing
the switch beyond the pressure point
and holding it.<
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the closing cycle is interrupted and the
sliding/tilt sunroof will open again
slightly.
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> closing at a point roughly past the
middle of its travel
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Overview
If the sliding/tilt sunroof encounters
resistance when it is
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seating position
The condition for relaxed, fatigue-free
driving is a seating position adjusted to
your needs. Together with the safety
belts and the airbags, the seating position is very important for the passive
safety of the occupants in the case of
an accident. Therefore, observe the
following instructions, as otherwise the
protective function of the safety
systems may be impaired.
For additional information on transporting children safely, refer to
page 58.
Sitting safely with airbags
Maintain a distance to the airbags.
Always hold the steering wheel by
the rim with the hands at the 9 and
3-o'clock positions to keep any chance
of injury to hands or arms to an absolute minimum, should the airbag be
deployed. No one and nothing is to
come between the airbags and the seat
occupant. Do not use the cover of the
front airbag on the front passenger side
as a storage area for objects, or as a
rest for feet or legs.<
Seats
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
pelvis and shoulder, wear it as snugly
against your body as possible. Do not
allow the belt to rest against hard or
fragile objects in your pockets. Never
route the belt across your neck, do not
run it across sharp edges and ensure
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 the belt 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.<
Observe the following before
adjusting
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 horizontal angle – especially
important for front passengers to
remember.
If you do so there is a risk that you will
slide under the safety belt in an accident, thus reducing the protection
provided by the safety belt.<
Seat adjustment
> Mechanical seat adjustment, refer to
page 45
> Power seat adjustment, refer to
page 46
> Head restraints, refer to page 47
> Power rear-seat backrest adjustment,
refer to page 48
For instructions on operating the safety
belts, refer to page 49.
For the location of the airbags and
additional information, refer to page 55.
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Mechanical seat
Comply with the adjustment
instructions on page 44. Failure
to do so could result in diminished
personal safety.<
You can adjust the thigh support additionally:
Pull the lever and adjust the position of
the thigh support for your personal
comfort.
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2 Cushion height
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.
Data
1 Backward/forward adjustment
Pull the lever and slide the seat to the
desired position.
After you release the lever, move the
seat forward or backward slightly so
that it engages fully
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seat*
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> Press the front or rear of the switch:
Increase or decrease curvature
> Press the upper or lower end of the
switch:
Increase the upper or lower curvature.
Seat adjustment
Adjusting the BMW comfort seat*
1 Tilt angle – driver's seat only
2 Backward/forward adjustment
This seat allows you to make additional
adjustments for
3 Cushion height
1 Lumbar support
4 Backrest angle
2 Shoulder support
Adjust the head restraint manually, refer
to page 47.
3 Head restraint height
Comply with the adjustment
instructions on page 44. Failure to
do so could result in diminished
personal safety.<
Lumbar support:
You can adjust the backrest's contour
for additional support in the curvature
of your spine's lumbar region.
The upper hips and spinal column
receive supplementary support to help
you maintain a relaxed, upright seating
position.
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You can use the adjustable upper back- Head restraint height:
rest for supplementary support in the
Move the switch in the desired direcshoulder region. This provides a
tion.
relaxed seating position and helps
relieve stress on the shoulder muscles.
To obtain the optimal shoulder support
position, we recommend:
Driver and front passenger:
1. Adjust the upper backrest section to
its extreme rear position
2. Adjust for the optimal sitting position
as described on page 44
3. Bring the upper backrest section
further forward until your shoulders
are well supported.
Overview
To adjust the angle of the front head
restraints, tilt the head restraint to the
desired angle.
To adjust the height of the front or rear
head restraints, pull the head restraint
up or push it down.
Power height adjustment, refer to
page 46.
Adjust the head restraint so that
its center is approximately level
with your ears, otherwise the risk of
spinal injury in the event of an accident
will increase.<
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Adjustments
Repairs
Move the switch in the direction of the
arrow to adjust the tilt angle of the
shoulder support.
Make corrections in the forward/
backward adjustment of the seat
to ensure that the safety belt still fits
firmly against your body. If you do not
do this, the protection provided by the
safety belt may be reduced.<
Index
Shoulder support:
1. Adjust the upper backrest section to
its extreme rear position
2. Tilt the backrest down to a slightly
more horizontal angle
3. Bring the upper backrest section
forward until your shoulders are well
supported.
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relaxed traveling:
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Removal – front
1. Pull the head restraint upward to the
stop
2. Press the button, refer to arrow, and
remove the head restraint.
Installation – front
1. Press the button, refer to arrow, and
insert the head restraint into the
guides
2. Adjust the head restraint for your
personal comfort.
Removal and installation – rear
To remove the head restraint, pull it
outward with a firm movement. To
install it, press it down firmly.
You can make separate adjustments of
the backrest tilt angle on the right and
left sides.
You can select a comfortable seating
position and also increase the capacity
of the cargo area by moving the backrests into their most upright position.
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From the cargo area: the switches are
located on both sides of the cargo area.
From the rear seats: press the corresponding switch.
You can prevent adjustments of
the power rear-seat backrest from
the rear passenger area with the safety
switch for the power windows, refer to
page 41.<
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Safety belt height adjustment
Even though there is an airbag, wear a
safety belt every time you get in the
vehicle, because airbags enhance
safety by providing added protection.
You can adjust the safety belts to fit
your own physical dimensions by using
the safety belt height adjustment:
Please fasten safety belts
warning lamp
Lights up either for a few
seconds or until the belt is engaged.
To unlock
1. Press the red button in the buckle
2. Hold the belt
3. Guide the belt back into its reel.
Also observe the instructions on
adjusting the seats on page 44.
If the safety belt system has been
subjected to the stresses involved
in an accident or otherwise damaged:
Have the entire safety belt system
replaced by your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center. In addition, have your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center
inspect the safety belt anchors. Otherwise, the safety function can no longer
be ensured.c
Repairs
Make sure you hear the lock engage in
the belt buckle.
Slide the button up or down as
required.
Data
To lock
Maintenance Controls
Drive with your safety belt on
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In the rear, the belt buckle with
the word CENTER is intended
exclusively for passengers sitting in the
middle.
If it is not possible to extract the center
belt, this indicates that the larger backrest is not securely locked, refer to
page 120.<
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You can store and call up three different
seat, exterior mirror and steering wheel
positions. The illustration shows the
buttons on the seat for making these
position adjustments.
The adjustment of the lumbar
support is not stored in the
memory.<
To store
To call up a stored setting
1. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 2
2. Adjust the desired positions for the
seat, exterior mirror and steering
wheel
3. Press the MEMORY button: the indicator lamp in the button comes on
4. Press memory button 1, 2 or 3, as
desired: the indicator lamp goes out.
Do not call up a position from the
memory while the vehicle is
moving. There is a risk of accident from
unexpected movement of the seat or
steering wheel.<
Convenience function:
1. Open the driver's door after
unlocking the vehicle or place the
ignition key in position 1
2. 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.
Security function:
1. With the driver's door closed and the
ignition key either removed or in
position 0 or 2
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 a
second time — the indicator lamp goes
out.<
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You can deactivate this automatic feature by setting the mirror selector
switch to the passenger side position.
Maintenance Controls
You can call up different heating modes
by repeatedly pressing the button.
You can also switch the higher heating
modes off directly:
Press the button and hold it slightly
longer.
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1. Select the driver's mirror via the
switch
2. When the gearshift lever or the
selector lever is placed in Reverse,
the passenger-side mirror tilts downward to help the driver monitor the
area directly adjacent to the vehicle
during parking – curbs, etc.
The seat cushion and backrest can be
heated when the ignition key is in position 2.
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Automatic curb monitor
Front
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If you make use of this adjustment,
be sure that the footwell behind
the driver's seat is unobstructed before
unlocking the vehicle. If you fail to do
so, persons or objects could be injured
or damaged if the seat should move
backward.<
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center can adjust your vehicle's
systems in such a manner that your
personalized settings are automatically
called up for the seat, mirror and
steering wheel positions when you
unlock the vehicle with your personal
remote control key.<
Seat heating*
Overview
Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory*
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heating*
Steering wheel
Automatic steering wheel
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steering wheel memory
Rear
Adjustment
The function is the same as for front
seat heating. You can select between
two heating modes.
The steering wheel can be moved in
any of four directions. Adjust the
steering wheel by moving the control
lever in the desired direction.
In order to make it easier to get into and
out of the vehicle, the steering wheel
automatically moves into the top position and returns to the driving or
memory position.
This automatic feature is controlled by
the position of the ignition key and by
the driver's door.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while the vehicle is moving. If you
do so, there is a risk of accident from
unexpected movement.<
To store the steering wheel setting,
refer to Seat, mirror and steering wheel
memory on page 50.
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Before going through a car wash,
manually, or with button 3 fold the
exterior mirrors inward, otherwise they
could be damaged, depending on the
width of the car wash system.<
Overview
Steering wheel heating*
2 Left/right selector switch
The indicator lamp within the button
lights up when the steering wheel
heating is in operation.
If you have a steering wheel with multifunction buttons without steering wheel
heating, the button for the recirculatedair mode is in this location, refer to
page 23.
1 Mirror switch for 4-way adjustment
3 Button for folding mirror in and out
By pressing button 3 repeatedly, you
can fold the mirror in and out. This is,
for example, advantageous in car
washes, narrow streets or for bringing a
mirror folded forward into the proper
position again.
Folding in is possible up to a
speed of approx. 6 mph/
10 km/h.<
Convex mirror
The passenger-side mirror
features a convex lens. 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 estimations of the distance to following
traffic should not be regarded as
precise.<
Self-defrosting mirrors
Both mirrors are defrosted automatically when the ignition key is in
position 2.
Maintenance Controls
Press the button to activate or deactivate this system.
To store the mirror settings, refer to
Seat, mirror and steering wheel
memory on page 50.
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Adjusting exterior mirrors
Data
Steering wheel heating functions in
ignition key position 2.
You can also adjust the mirrors manually:
Press on the outer edges of their
lenses.
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Interior rearview mirror
To reduce glare from vehicles behind
you when you are driving at night, tilt
the mirror by turning the button.
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For trouble-free operation, keep the
photocells clean and do not cover the
area between the interior rearview
mirror and the windshield. Do not
attach any kind of stickers on the windshield in front of the mirror, either.
Interior and exterior rearview
mirrors with automatic dimmer*
These mirrors automatically dim
through an infinitely-variable range.
They automatically revert to their
undimmed mode whenever the transmission is placed in reverse gear or
selector lever in Reverse.
There are two photocells located in the
interior rearview mirror for this purpose.
One photocell is in the mirror glass,
refer to arrow, while the other is offset
somewhat on the back of the mirror.
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3 Side airbags for front and rear*
Protective effect
The front airbags supplement the safety
belts by helping to provide additional
protection for the front-seat occupants
in the event of a severe frontal impact in
which the protection afforded by the
safety belts alone may no longer be sufficient.The Side Impact Head Protection
System and the side airbags help provide protection in the event of a side
impact. Each of the side airbags is
designed to help support the upper
body.
The airbags will not be triggered in
the event of a minor accident, a
vehicle roll-over, or collisions from the
rear.<
Overview
Maintenance Controls
For information on the correct seating
position, refer to page 44.
Do not apply adhesive materials to
the cover panels of the airbags,
cover them or modify them in any other
way. Do not attempt to remove the
airbag restraint system from the
vehicle. In the event of a malfunction,
deactivation, or triggered actuation – as
a response to an accident – of the
airbag restraint system, consult your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center for
testing, repairs or service operations.
Do not modify or tamper with either the
wiring or the individual components in
the airbag system. These include the
padded steering wheel hub, the instrument panel, the side trim panels of the
front or rear doors and the roof pillars or
the sides of the headliner. Do not
remove or dismantle the steering wheel
yourself. To ensure compliance with
official safety regulations, entrust
disposal of airbag generators to a
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
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 directly after the system
has been triggered, as otherwise there
is a danger of burns.<
Repairs
2 Side Impact Head Protection System
for front and rear
The side airbags in the rear
passenger area* of your vehicle
may already have been deactivated
either at the time of manufacture or by a
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
You may have them activated if you
desire to do so. Please contact your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center for
additional information.<
Data
1 Front airbag for driver and front
passenger
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At all times, occupants should 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 may place his or her
head on or near the airbag, if so
equipped.
For example, a child — even though
belted — 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 do not
place their heads on or near the side
airbag. Therefore, we recommend that
the rear side airbags, if provided, be
deactivated if you plan to transport
children in the rear seat.
The rear seat side airbags may already
have been deactivated, either at the
time of manufacture or by a BMW
Sports Activity Vehicle center. Labels in
the rear door opening should indicate
the status of your rear seat side
airbags. If you are uncertain of their
status, or wish to have the airbags activated or deactivated, please contact
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.<
Even when all these guidelines are
observed, there is still a small residual
risk of injuries to the face, hands and
arms occurring from airbag deployment
in isolated instances. The ignition and
inflation noise may provoke a mild
temporary hearing loss in extremely
sensitive individuals.
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This is the right way a child should sit in
a child-restraint device when rear side
airbags, refer to arrow, are provided.
Airbag warning information is also provided on both sun visors.
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> The indicator lamp fails to come on
> The indicator lamp comes on briefly
before going out and then lighting up
again.
If there is a system malfunction, have
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center inspect the system immediately.
If you do not, 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.
Maintenance Controls
System malfunction:
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> The indicator lamp comes on briefly
then goes out.
Data
This is the right way a larger child
should sit wearing the safety belt when
rear side airbags, refer to arrow, are
provided.
System operational:
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The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster shows the operational status of the airbag
system from ignition key position 1
and up.
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Indicator lamp
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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.
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Child-restraint system with tether
strap
Each seating position is fitted with a
head restraint.
If you use a child-restraint system with
a tether strap, three additional tether
anchorage points have been provided –
refer to the arrows in the illustration.
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 below.
Outer seating positions:
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 into the
lowest possible position.
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Overview
Maintenance Controls
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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Adjust the tether strap according to the
child restraint manufacturer's instructions.
Younger children should be secured in
an appropriate forward-facing childrestraint system that has first been
properly secured 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.
Be sure that all occupants, of all ages,
remain properly and securely restrained
at all times.<
Data
Center seating position:
The head restraint must be adjusted
into the lowest possible position. Pass
the tether strap over the head restraint.
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 Ibs/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 instrument panel 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.
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Child-restraint system security
LATCH child-restraint system
Child-safety locks
All of the rear belt retractors and the
front passenger's safety belt can be
locked for mounting and securing childrestraint systems. Information regarding
this is located near the buckle latch of
each safety belt.
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren
Slide the safety lever on the rear doors
downward:
The rear outer seating positions are
provided with anchorage points for a
LATCH child-restraint system. The
illustration shows the anchorage points
in the left rear seat as an example.
The door can now be opened from the
outside only.
Lock the safety belt
Pull the entire length of the belt from
the belt retractor. 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.
Canadian models only:
The anchorage points for the LATCH
child-restraint system are indicated by
buttons, refer to illustration.
Remove cover panel by pulling it off
toward the front.
Simply put it back on to reattach it.
Release the safety belt
Release the buckle, remove the childrestraint device and allow the belt
retractor to reel the belt completely in.
To install a LATCH child-restraint
system, please follow the manufacturer's operating instructions and
safety precautions.<
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Vehicle Memory, Key Memory
There are settings related to the vehicle
– Vehicle Memory – and settings related
to individuals – Key Memory. You can
configure up to four different basic
positions for four different persons. The
only requirement is that each person
uses his or her own remote control key.
Overview
Maintenance Controls
Your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
You will see this symbol throughcenter can provide you with details on
out the Owner's Manual. It is to
the capabilities of the Vehicle Memory
and Key Memory systems. A few exam- remind you at appropriate places of the
settings that are available to you.<
ples follow below:
Examples for Vehicle Memory:
> Various signals that can serve as
acknowledgment for locking and
unlocking the vehicle, refer to
pages 31, 34
> Deactivating/activating the Follow me
home lamps function, refer to
page 99.
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You have probably frequently wished
that you could configure individual
functions of your vehicle to reflect your
own personal requirements. In engineering your vehicle, BMW has
included several user-defined functions in the vehicle's design. Your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center can
make these settings for you.
What the system can do
> Automatic adjustment of the driver's
seat, outside mirror and steering
wheel with settings stored in the
memory for the individual driver when
the vehicle is unlocked, refer to
page 51
> Calling up customized settings for the
automatic climate control when
unlocking the vehicle, refer to
page 107.
Data
How the system functions
In order for you to distinguish between
the remote control master keys, colored
decals are supplied together with the
keys.
Examples for Key Memory:
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When your vehicle is unlocked with the
remote control, the vehicle recognizes
the individual user by means of a data
exchange with the key, and makes
adjustments accordingly.
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lock
Starting the engine
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An acoustic warning is sounded when
you fail to remove the ignition key after
opening the driver's door.
Ignition key positions
0 Steering lock engaged
1 Steering lock disengaged
2 Ignition on
3 Starting the engine
Steering lock engaged
The key can only be inserted or
removed in this position.
After removing the key, turn the
steering wheel slightly to the left or right
until you hear the lock engage.
Once the ignition has been switched off
– ignition key in position 0 or removed –
the radio functions are still available for
approx. 20 minutes. Turn the radio back
on to use it.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Do not move the selector lever from the
Park position until the engine is running
– ignition key in position 2.
In order to turn the key to position 0 or
to remove it, first move the selector
lever to the Park position – Interlock.<
Steering lock disengaged
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 devices are ready
for operation.
Starting the engine
Vehicles with manual transmission: depress the clutch when
starting the engine. If you do not, a lock
prevents the engine from starting.<
Before starting
> Engage the parking brake
> Be sure that the gearshift lever is in
Neutral or the selector lever in Park if
the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission
> Depress the clutch pedal.
Do not allow the engine to run in
enclosed spaces. Breathing the
exhaust gases poses an extreme health
risk, and 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, since an unattended vehicle with a running engine
represents a safety hazard.<
When driving, standing at idle,
and parking the vehicle, take care
to avoid contact between the hot
exhaust system and flammable materials, e.g. grass, hay, leaves, etc. Such
contact could lead to a fire, resulting in
serious personal injury and property
damage.<
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Do not allow the engine to warm up
by leaving it running while the vehicle
remains stationary. Instead, begin to
drive immediately at a moderate engine
speed.
Cold starts at altitudes above 3,300 ft/
1,000 meters and at very low temperatures, from approx. +5 7/–15 6:
> For the initial start attempt, allow the
starter to remain engaged somewhat
longer, approx. 10 seconds.
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 switch off electrical devices that
are not in use. Switch the ignition off
when the vehicle is not being driven.
Extended starting attempts, characterized by excessively frequent
or long periods with the starter
engaged, can lead to damage of the
catalytic converter.<
Overview
Do not remove the ignition key
while the vehicle is still moving. If
you do so, the steering will lock.
Always remove the ignition key and
engage the steering lock before leaving
the vehicle.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Always engage the parking brake when
parking on slopes and inclined surfaces. Even placing the gearshift lever
in 1st gear or reverse may not provide
adequate resistance to rolling.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Place the selector lever in Park.<
Maintenance Controls
> Press the accelerator pedal halfway
down while engaging the starter.
Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
The vehicle must be stationary and the
selector lever in Park before you can
remove the ignition key.
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BMW X5 3.0i:
Do not actuate the starter for too
short a time. Do not turn it for more
than approx. 20 seconds. Release the
ignition key immediately as soon as the
engine starts.
BMW X5 4.4i, 4.6is:
Your BMW is equipped with the convenience starting feature. Simply turn the
ignition key to position 3 – starter – and
then release it immediately.
The starter actuation continues to
operate automatically for a certain
period of time and is stopped automatically as soon as the engine has started.
The automatic starting mode will not
operate if the battery voltage is low.
The engine can be started by means of
jump-starting, refer to page 162.<
Should the engine fail to start on the
first attempt, if it is very hot or cold, for
instance:
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Data
Do not press the accelerator pedal
while starting the engine.
Switching off the engine
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The parking brake is primarily designed
to prevent the vehicle from rolling while
parked. It operates against the rear
wheels.
To engage
The lever engages automatically when
you pull it up and the indicator lamp
comes on in the instrument cluster in
ignition key position 2, refer to
pages 19 and 20.
To release
Pull up slightly on the lever, press the
button and lower the lever.
Manual transmission
If, in exceptional circumstances, it
should be 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 up the lever to apply moderate pressure.
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 transmission:
Always engage the parking brake when
parking on slopes and inclined surfaces. Even placing the gearshift lever
in 1st gear or reverse may not provide
adequate resistance to rolling.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Place the selector lever in Park.<
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Press the clutch pedal all the way down
each time you shift, pressing the gearshift lever into its proper end position.
Depress the clutch when starting the
vehicle, too, otherwise, the interlock
will prevent the engine from starting if
the clutch is not depressed.
To avoid corrosion, apply the parking
brake lightly from time to time when
coasting to a standstill at a traffic
signal, for instance, provided that it is
safe to do so.
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
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Reverse
Under normal operating conditions, fuel
consumption is lowest when driving in
position D.
Starting the engine
The engine can only be started in
selector lever positions Park or Neutral.
Maintenance Controls
The transmission range display varies
according to the equipment of your
vehicle, refer to the illustrations.
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P R N D M/S
Data
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. As soon as you tap the
selector lever in the + or – direction,
Steptronic changes the gear. The
manual mode is engaged. When you
wish to use the automatic transmission
mode again, move the selector lever to
the right into the D position.
Selector lever positions
Index
You can drive as with a normal automatic transmission. In addition, you can
also shift manually.
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Do not hold the vehicle in place on
slopes by slipping or riding the
clutch. Use the parking brake instead,
since a slipping clutch increases clutch
wear.<
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As you do this, the backup lamps will
turn on automatically when the ignition
key is in position 2.
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Select Reverse only when the vehicle is
completely stopped. Press the gearshift
lever to the left to overcome the resistance.
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Range selection
If you leave the vehicle with the
engine running, move the selector
lever to the Park position and engage
the parking brake. If you fail to do this,
the vehicle could move.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
with the engine running, since an unattended vehicle with a running engine
represents a safety hazard.<
P Park
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The transmission locks to prevent the rear wheels from turning.
D Drive – Automatic shift
program
This position is designed for driving
under all normal operating conditions.
All forward gears are available.
Kickdown
In the kickdown mode, you achieve
maximum acceleration and in position D top speed.
Depress the accelerator pedal past the
increased resistance point at the fullthrottle position.
A detent prevents inadvertent shifts to
the Reverse or Park selector lever posiR Reverse
tions. To disengage the detent, press
the button on the front side of the
Select only when the vehicle is staselector lever knob, refer to arrow.
tionary.
While the vehicle is stationary and N Neutral – Idle
before shifting out of Park or Neu- Select only if your journey is interrupted
tral, depress the footbrake in order to
for a longer period.
disengage the selector lever's lock
mechanism – Shiftlock.
Hold the footbrake down until starting
off. The vehicle will otherwise creep
when a drive position is engaged.<
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With the first brief touch, the automatic
transmission shifts from the Sport Program to the manual mode.
Whenever you tap the selector lever in
the + direction, the transmission shifts
up, and when you tap it in the – direction, the transmission will shift down.
Depending on the equipment version,
1 to 5 or M1 to M5 is indicated in the
transmission range display.
Bring the vehicle to a stop. Move the
transmission selector lever to P. Set the
parking brake and switch 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. If the indicator lamp does not go out, you can
place the selector lever in all positions.
However, the vehicle will now only drive
forward with limited gear selection.
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Maintenance Controls
You can only change from M/S to
selector lever positions P, R and N via
the D position.
If the indicator lamp comes on
or the message – TRANS.FAILSAFE PROG – appears in the
Check Control, there is a fault in the
transmission system.
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When you change from D to M/S, the
Sport Program is activated. This is indicated by D S in the transmission range
display. The Sport Program is designed
for performance-oriented driving.
If you are driving in the manual
mode and wish to accelerate rapidly – to pass another vehicle, for
example – shift down manually or with
the kickdown function.<
Electronic transmission control
module
If this happens, avoid extreme engine
loads and consult the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
Do not work in the engine compartment when a drive gear is
engaged. If you do this, the vehicle
could move.<
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Data
M/S Manual mode and
Sport Program
Upshifts or downshifts will only be
carried out at appropriate engine
speeds and road speeds. If the engine
speed is too high, for instance, the
downshift will not be executed. The
gear selected will appear briefly in the
instrument cluster followed by the
current gear.
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flasher Washer/Wiper system/Rain sensor*
Wipers retracted – home position
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The left wiper is partially concealed by
the hood. In order to bring the wipers to
roughly a vertical position – this is
important for changing the wiper blades
or to fold the wipers out during frosty
weather, for example:
> With the lever in position 1, switch off
the ignition as soon as the wipers
come to a stop.
If equipped with a rain sensor:
1 High beams – blue indicator
0 Wipers retracted
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor
3 Turn signal indicators – green
indicator accompanied by periodic
clicking sound from the relay
2 Normal wipe
To signal briefly
5 Clean the windshield
Press the lever up to but not beyond
the pressure point. It then returns to the
center position when released.
6 Special wash program*
3 Fast wipe
4 Brief wipe
7 Rotary dial for control of the wipe
interval or the sensitivity of the rain
sensor
1. Switch on the wipers with the lever in
position 1, 2 or 4
2. When the wipers are approx. vertical,
switch the ignition off.
For changing the wiper blades, refer to
page 150.
Fold the wipers back down onto
the windshield before you turn the
ignition key to position 1 or 2 again. If
you do not, they could be damaged.<
If the indicator lamp 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*
Rain sensor
The rain sensor is positioned on the
windshield, directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.
To activate the rain sensor:
Move the lever to position 1 with the
ignition key in position 1 or higher. The
wipers travel once across the windshield, regardless of the weather
conditions.
You can leave the lever permanently in
position 1. It is then only necessary to
activate the rain sensor from ignition
key position 1 and up.
To do this, turn rotary dial 7 briefly.
To adjust the sensitivity of the rain
sensor:
Turn rotary dial 7.
The system switches automatically to
intermittent mode when the vehicle is
not moving, not on vehicles with rain
sensor.
Fast wipe
The wipers operate at normal speed
when the vehicle is not moving, not on
vehicles with rain sensor.
As at 5; there are also several additional
wash cycles, and the headlamps are
cleaned*.
This program is recommended after you
have driven on extremely dirty roads.
Clean the headlamps*
> With the special wash program 6
> With every actuation of clean the
windshield 5 when the vehicle's
lighting is switched on, the headlamps will be cleaned at appropriate
intervals.
Overview
Normal wipe
Special wash program*
Maintenance Controls
You can set the wipe interval to four
stages with rotary dial 7.
In addition, the wipe interval is varied
automatically depending on road
speed.
Switch the rain sensor off in automatic car washes. If you do not,
damage may occur if the wipers switch
on unintentionally.<
Clean the windshield
The system sprays washer fluid against
the windshield and activates the wipers
for a brief period.
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Not on vehicles with rain sensor.
Data
Intermittent mode
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Index
Deactivating the rain sensor:
Move lever to position 0.
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system/Rain sensor*
Do not use the washers if there is
any danger that the fluid will
freeze on the windshield. If you do so,
your vision could be obscured. For this
reason, use an antifreeze agent, refer to
page 141.
Do not use the washers when the reservoir is empty. This could cause damage
to the washer pump.<
Windshield washer jets
The windshield washer jets are warmed
automatically when the ignition key is in
position 2.
Programming is deleted:
> Approx. 10 seconds after the lever is
placed in position 0 or
> after the engine is switched off.
For changing the wiper blade, refer to
page 150.
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Rear window wiper
0 Retracted position of the rear window
wiper
1 Rear window wiper in intermittent
mode. When reverse gear is
engaged, continuous operation is
switched on automatically
2 Clean the rear window
You can also program the interval:
> Switch briefly from position 0 to position 1
> The time until reactivation – from
position 0 to 1 – is the programmed
interval, max. 30 seconds.
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Cruise control*
You can use cruise control whenever
the system is active while the engine is
running.
From ignition key position 2:
Press button; the indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster comes on, refer to
page 22. 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, when the road surface is slick –
snow, rain, ice – or when the road surface is loose – rocks, gravel or sand.<
To deactivate the system
Press the button repeatedly until the
indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
goes out.
To maintain and store speed or
to accelerate
Press button + briefly:
The system maintains and stores the
current vehicle speed. Every time you
briefly touch the button, the speed
increases by approx. 0.6 mph/1 km/h.
Press and hold button + :
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on the accelerator pedal. When
you release the button, the system
maintains and stores the current speed.
If, on a downhill gradient, the
engine's braking effect is not sufficient, the controlled speed can be
exceeded. Speed can drop on uphill
grades if the engine output is insufficient.<
Maintenance Controls
To activate the system
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You can automatically maintain and
store any desired vehicle speed above
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
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Index
The speed stored in the memory is
deleted.
Data
The cruise control is also deactivated
when the ignition key is turned into
position 0.
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control*
To decelerate
To interrupt the cruise control
To recall the stored setting
Press button – briefly:
When cruise control is active, every
brief touch of the button reduces the
speed by approx. 0.6 mph/1 km/h.
When the system is activated, press
button 1. The indicator lamp stays on.
You can use the cruise control again
whenever required by calling up the
speed that was stored last.
Press button:
The vehicle accelerates to and maintains the last speed stored.
Press and hold button –:
With the cruise control active, the
system automatically reduces the
throttle opening to slow the vehicle.
When you release the button, the
system maintains and stores the current speed.
In addition, the system is automatically
interrupted in response to the following
conditions:
> When you apply pressure to the
brake pedal
> When you apply pressure to the
clutch pedal or when you move the
automatic transmission selector lever
from Drive to Neutral
> If you exceed or fall below the controlled speed for an extended period,
by depressing the accelerator, for
example.
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Outside temperature display
2 Trip odometer
3 Outside temperature display
The outside temperature appears in the
display from ignition key position 1 and
higher.
Odometer
You can change the units of measurement – 6/7 – by
The range of available displays varies
according to your individual vehicle's
equipment.
Trip odometer
To reset the trip odometer to zero,
press the button, refer to arrow, with
the ignition key in position 1 or 2.
1. pressing and holding down the
button, refer to arrow, with the ignition key in position 1
2. and then turning the ignition key to 0.
At the same time the units of measurement in the temperature display
of the automatic climate control will
be changed, refer to page 105.
Refer also to page 80.
Index
You can activate the displays shown in
the illustration with the ignition key in
position 0 by pressing the button in the
instrument cluster, refer to arrow.
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1 Odometer
Data
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The ice warning does not alter the
fact that surface ice can form at
temperatures above +37.5 7/+3 6,
on bridges or shaded road surfaces, for
instance.<
Maintenance Controls
If the outside temperature drops to
approx. +37.5 7/+3 6, a signal
sounds as a warning and the display
flashes for a brief period.
Overview
Ice warning
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BMW X5 3.0i, 4.4i
BMW X5 4.6is
BMW X5 3.0i, 4.4i
Do not operate the engine with the
needle in the red overspeed zone of the
gauge, refer to arrow.
The orange pre-warning zone displays
current permissible engine speeds,
depending on the engine temperature.
As the engine temperature increases,
some of the sectors for this pre-warning
zone will go out one after the other.
Indicates the current fuel consumption
in mpg, on Canadian vehicles in liters/
100 km. This allows you to see whether
your current driving style is conducive
to fuel economy with minimum exhaust
emissions.
Avoid engine speeds in the pre-warning
zone if possible.
When the vehicle is stationary, the
display goes to Maximum – zero on
Canadian models.
To protect the engine, the engine management system automatically interrupts the fuel supply in this range.
Do not operate the engine with the
needle in the red overspeed zone of the
gauge, refer to arrow.
To protect the engine, the engine management system automatically interrupts the fuel supply in this range.
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If the indicator lamp comes on and
stays on, there are approx.
> 2.0 gal./8 liters – 6-cylinder engine
> 2.5 gal./10 liters – 8-cylinder engine
Tank capacity: approx. 24.6 gal./
approx. 93 liters.
Certain operating conditions where the
tilt of the vehicle varies, such as those
encountered in mountainous areas,
may cause the needle to fluctuate
slightly.
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of fuel still in the tank.
Data
The general operating temperature is
between 176 7/80 6 and 248 7/
120 6. Do not exceed the maximum
temperature of 302 7/150 6.
When you switch on the ignition, the
indicator lamp comes on briefly to confirm that the system is operational.
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Do not drive until the tank is completely empty, as otherwise
engine functions are not ensured and
damage can occur.<
Overview
Fuel gauge
Maintenance Controls
Temperature gauge
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temperature gauge
Service Interval Display
Between the blue and red zones
Blue
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Normal operating range. It is not
unusual for the needle to rise as far as
the edge of the red zone.
The engine is still cold. Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds.
The range of available displays varies
according to your individual vehicle's
equipment.
Red
Green lamps
When you switch on the ignition, the
warning lamp comes on briefly to confirm that the system is operational.
The number of illuminated lamps
decreases as the time for your next
maintenance visit approaches.
If the warning lamp comes on while
driving or the message – COOLANT
TEMPERATURE – appears in the Check
Control: the engine is overheated.
Switch off the engine immediately and
allow it to cool down.
Checking coolant level, refer to
page 143.
Yellow lamp
This field appears together with
OILSERVICE or INSPECTION.
Maintenance is due. Please contact
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center for an appointment.
Red lamp
The maintenance deadline has been
passed.
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Check Control
Priority 1
Text messages are used to alert the
driver to system malfunctions when the
ignition key is turned to position 2. The
alert is accompanied by an acoustic
signal.
These defects are immediately indicated by an acoustic signal and a
flashing warning symbol 1. Simultaneous defects will be displayed consecutively. These status messages
remain in the display until the defects
are corrected. They cannot be deleted
by pressing the CHECK button 3:
2 Add washer fluid (goes out after
approx. 1 minute)
1 Status messages symbol
3 Door open
3 CHECK button
4 Tailgate open
Messages concerning system faults are
differentiated based on two priorities:
5 Check brake and tail lamps. A defective center brake lamp is indicated by
the upper symbol.
When you open the door after stopping,
a warning signal sounds without a
visual indicator for:
> LIGHTS ON
> KEY IN IGNITION LOCK.
2 Display
> RELEASE PARKINGBRAKE
> COOLANT TEMPERATURE
The coolant is overheated. Stop the
vehicle immediately and switch off
the engine, refer to pages 76 and 143
> STOP!ENGINE OILPRESS
The oil pressure is too low. Stop the
vehicle immediately and switch off
the engine, refer to pages 19 and 141
Index
1 Check low beams
Maintenance Controls
Alphanumeric display*
The following alerts or status messages
are displayed with icons from ignition
key position 2 and up until the defects
are corrected:
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Graphic display*
Data
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Control
> CHECK BRAKE FLUID
Indicates that brake fluid is down to
approximately the minimum level.
Top off the brake fluid at the next
opportunity, refer to page 144. Have
the cause of the brake fluid loss diagnosed and corrected by your BMW
Sports Activity Vehicle center
> TIRE LOW/FLAT*
Reduce vehicle speed immediately
and stop the vehicle. Avoid hard
brake applications. Do not oversteer,
refer to page 98
> SELFLEVEL SUSP.INACT*
Please consult the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center
> SELFLEVEL SUSP.INACT*
max. 35 mph/max. 60 km/h*
These displays appear consecutively.
Do not exceed a maximum speed of
35 mph/60 km/h.
Please consult the nearest BMW
Sports Activity Vehicle center
> LIMIT*
You will see this message if the programmed speed limit has been
exceeded, refer to page 85.
Priority 2
These displays appear for 20 seconds
when the ignition key is turned to position 2. The warning symbols remain
after the message disappears. You can
call up the messages again for display
by pressing the CHECK button.
> TRUNKLID OPEN
This message appears only at the
start of a trip
> DOOR OPEN
This message appears after a minimal defined road speed has been
exceeded
> FASTEN SEAT BELTS*
In addition to this message, an indicator lamp with the safety belt icon
appears and an acoustical signal is
sounded
> WASHER FLUID LOW
The fluid level is too low; top off at
the next opportunity, refer to
page 141
> CHECK ENGINE OIL LEV
The oil level is at the absolute minimum; refill as soon as possible, refer
to page 141. Do not drive more than
approx. 30 miles/50 km until you add
oil
> CHECK FILLER CAP
Check to see whether the fuel filler
cap has been closed properly, refer
to page 25
> OUTSIDE TEMP. +23 7/–5 6
This display is only an example. The
current temperature is displayed at
outside temperatures of +37.5 7/
+3 6 and below, refer also to
page 73
> TIRE PRESSURE SET*
The RDC has imported the current
inflation pressure in the tires as the
target values which the system will
monitor, refer to page 97
> CHECK TIRE PRESSURE*
Check and correct the tire inflation
pressure to specifications at the earliest opportunity, e.g. next stop to
refuel, refer to page 97
> TIRECONTROL INACTIVE*
A temporary interference of the RDC
or a system fault, refer to page 98
> CHECK BRAKE LIGHTS
A lamp has failed or the electrical
circuit has a fault, refer to page 153
or consult a BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center
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Check Control
To check the Check Control
All of the malfunctions registered during
the trip appear consecutively when the
ignition key is turned to position 0.
Press the CHECK button 3 with the
ignition key in position 2:
CHECK CONTROL OK appears in the
display.
Status messages remain available for a
period of approx. three minutes after
the display goes out and the key is
removed from the ignition lock. Press
the CHECK button 3. If there were multiple messages, press the CHECK
button repeatedly to view them all in
sequence.
Computer
You can find a description of the computer on pages 80 and 85 as well as in
the Owner's Manual for the Onboard
Computer.
You can have the Check Control
and computer messages displayed in a different language.<
Maintenance Controls
This display appears when you open
the driver's door after parking the
vehicle. A supplementary acoustic
signal is also heard.
No malfunctions are present in the
monitored systems.
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> LIGHTS ON
> KEY IN IGNITION LOCK
> CHECK ENGINE OIL LEV
Add engine oil at the next opportunity, e.g. next stop to refuel, refer to
page 141.
Data
The following displays will appear when
appropriate:
Overview
Displays after completion of trip
Index
> CHECK LOWBEAM LIGHTS
CHECK SIDE LIGHTS
CHECK REAR LIGHTS
CHECK FRONT FOGLAMPS
CHECK LICPLATE LIGHT
CHECK HIGHBEAM LIGHT
CHECK BACK UP LIGHTS
Defective bulb or circuit, refer to
page 151 or consult a BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center
> TRANS. FAILSAFE PROG*
Please consult the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center,
refer to page 67
> CHECK BRAKE LININGS
Have the brake pads inspected by
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center, refer to page 133
> CHECK COOLANT LEVEL
Coolant too low, top off at the next
opportunity, refer to page 143
> ENGINE FAILSAFE PROG
There is a fault in the engine's electronic control system.
You can continue to drive with
reduced engine output or engine
speed.
Have the system checked by your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
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Cruising range and average speed
Mode selection
From ignition key position 1 and up,
you can call up information from the
computer using the button in the turn
signal lever. By pressing the button
briefly in the direction of the steering
column, you can call up a new function
for display.
The displays appear in the following
order: outside temperature, average
fuel consumption, cruising range,
average speed.
Starting with ignition key position 1,
the last active setting is displayed.
The range of available displays varies
according to your individual vehicle's
equipment.
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The computer bases its calculations
of the cruising range on the previous
driving style and conditions.
Outside temperature and average
fuel consumption
The computer ignores any time spent
with the vehicle stationary and the
engine switched off in its average
speed calculations.
To cancel the display
If the button in the turn signal lever is
pressed briefly while the average speed
is displayed, the computer display can
be masked out.
You can change the units of measurement – 6/7 – for the outside tempera- To restart calculations
ture display by
If you continue to press the button in
1. pressing and holding the trip odothe turn signal lever, the average values
meter reset button with the ignition
which were just displayed for fuel conkey in position 1
sumption and speed will be recalcu2. and then turning the ignition key to 0. lated from that point. The engine must
At the same time the units of meabe running for this calculation.
surement in the temperature display
of the automatic climate control will
Computer with alphanumeric
be changed, refer to page 105.
display*
Refer also to page 73.
If your vehicle has Check Control with
alphanumeric display, the system's
computer is described beginning on
page 85 and in the Owner's Manual for
the Onboard Computer.
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Multi-Information Display MID
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Central display
Maintenance Controls
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4 Function button for the digital clock
and computer
5 Indicator display for the various
onboard systems
Data
Any unrealistic numerical entries
will not be accepted.
All stored data will be lost if the power
supply is interrupted. Time display,
switch-on times for independent
heating and ventilation, distance and
cruise control speed limit may have to
be reset once the power supply has
been re-established.<
6 Display for the entry and query buttons. Depending on the operating
2 Function button for the cellular phone
mode, the functions and alternatives
3 Indicator lamp for independent ventithat can be selected at the buttons
lation
are displayed here
> remains on if switch-on time is
7
Entry
and query buttons for operating
active
the
various
onboard systems
> flashes while operating
1 Function button for audio systems
Index
You will find explanations and notes
for operating the digital clock and the
computer on the following pages.
Please refer to the separate Owner's
Manuals for operating the audio systems, the cellular phone and the
onboard computer.
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> Digital clock, e.g. time display, date
> Audio systems – radio, cassette, CD
> Computer, e.g. fuel consumption,
cruising range
> Cellular phone, e.g. dialing.
Overview
The MID serves as the central display
and operation for the following onboard
systems:
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clock in the MID
Only make entries when the
vehicle is stationary – to avoid
endangering yourself or other road
users.<
To change the time
To change the date
Press the left side of the button.
Press the left side of the button.
Press the right side of the button:
The dots flash in the display.
Press.
To call up time or date
Press the left side of the button.
Display shows:
You can have the time displayed in
12 or 24 hours.
To change the display:
Press the left side of the button.
If the 12-hour time display is in use, AM
or PM appears after the time.
To change the setting:
Press on the left or right, or hold the
button down.
Press the right side of the button:
The dots and the DATE display flash.
To change the setting:
To store the entry:
Press the right side of the button.
Press on left or right, or hold the button
down.
To store the entry:
Press the right side of the button.
The clock takes leap years into account
and therefore does not have to be reset
manually.
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Digital clock in the MID
You can program a reminder signal –
Memo – to be heard every hour, so that
you are sure not to miss a news
broadcast.
Stopwatch
Press the left side of the button.
To start the stopwatch function:
Press the right side of the button.
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Reminder signal
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Press:
MEMO OFF appears in the display for
entry and query buttons, and the tone
symbol will appear in the upper right of
the display.
A signal is then heard 15 seconds
before each hour.
Press.
Press.
The stopwatch display can be seen
counting up; the stopwatch continues
to run.
To halt the stopwatch:
Press the right side of the button.
The stopwatch is halted when the
ignition key is turned back to 0,
but starts to run again when the ignition
key is turned to 1.<
Data
Display shows:
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Press.
Index
Press the left side of the button.
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To take an intermediate time reading:
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clock in the MID
Enter the switch-on times for the
independent ventilation
You can enter two different switch-on
times.
The ventilation will shut off automatically after 30 minutes.
To enter the time:
Press on the left/right, or hold the
button down.
Directly switching the
independent ventilation
on and off
The independent ventilation function can only be called up in ignition key position 1.<
To confirm the entry:
Please follow the instructions for
operating the independent ventilation that start on page 111.<
Press the left side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Press the left side of the button.
Press on the left/right.
Display shows:
The activated time is marked with an
asterisk.
Press.
The switch-on times remain stored until
new entries are made.
You can change switch-on times that
have already been stored by making a
new time entry as described above.
When the switch-on time is active, the
LED comes on in the MID. During actual
operation of the ventilation, the LED
flashes. The LED goes out when the
system is switched off.
Press the right side of the button:
Display flashes, e. g. TIMER 1.
To activate/deactivate the time:
Press twice.
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Computer* in the MID
The speed limit reminder is only
repeated if road speed has fallen at
least 3 mph/approx. 5 km/h below the
preset speed limit.
Enter the limit by pressing the function
buttons.
To correct an entry:
Press the left side of the button and
repeat the entry.
To store the entry:
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You can enter the road speed here
at which you wish to hear and see a
reminder signal: a signal will sound,
the word LIMIT will flash, and with the
Check Control with alphanumeric display*, the speed limit warning stored in
the memory will appear on the instrument cluster briefly.
Overview
Display shows:
Speed limit entry:
Press the right side of the button.
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Press the right side of the button.
Press.
Press the right side of the button.
Data
Computer calculations begin at the
start of the journey.
Information can also be called up in the
display by remote control, refer to
page 89.
Speed limit
Index
Only make entries when the
vehicle is stationary – to avoid
endangering yourself or other road
users.<
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86nComputer*
in the MID
Adopting the current speed as the
speed limit:
Press the right side of the button.
Distance to destination
The remaining distance to the destination will be displayed on the screen.
Enter the entire distance before starting
the journey.
To enter:
Press.
To correct an entry:
Press the left side of the button and
repeat the entry.
To store the entry:
Press the right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Checking stored value:
Press twice at right.
Press the left side of the button.
Deactivating the speed limit:
Press the right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Display shows:
Press the left side of the button.
Press.
The LIMIT display goes out, but the
stored value is not lost and can be
reactivated by pressing the LIMIT
button.
You can enter the distance by pressing
the function buttons.
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Computer* in the MID
Estimated time of arrival
Cruising range
Fuel consumption
When you have entered the distance to
your destination, you can obtain an
estimated time of arrival display which
is continuously updated by the computer as your average driving period
varies.
The distance which the vehicle should
cover on the remaining fuel in the tank
is displayed.
You can have the average fuel consumption displayed for two different
distances, for example a complete
journey and part of the journey .
Press:
The display shows the probable range.
When you have only enough fuel
left to drive fewer than 30 miles/
50 km, then refuel, as otherwise engine
functions are not ensured and damage
can occur.<
Press the left or right side of the button:
The display will show the average fuel
consumption.
To restart the fuel consumption
calculation:
The computer will only register fuel
amounts over 1.8 gal/6 liters.
Press the left or right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Index
Press the right side of the button:
The estimated time of arrival is displayed.
Repairs
Press the right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Maintenance Controls
To start the calculation, select the
CONS function with the engine running.
Data
Press the right side of the button.
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88nComputer*
in the MID
Speed
Extended immobilizer function
You can call up a display of the
vehicle's average speed.
You can establish a code that will prevent the engine from being started
unless the code is entered.
To start the calculation, select the
SPEED function with the engine running.
Press the right side of the button.
If you do not have access to the code,
the emergency deactivation procedure
will have to be carried out, refer to next
page.
To correct an entry:
Press on the left side of the button and
repeat the entry.
To store the entry:
Establishing and activating the code:
Press the right side of the button.
Press the right side of the button.
Turn the ignition key to position 0.
Deactivate the code:
Press:
The display shows the average speed.
When you are asked to enter the code –
ignition key in position 1 or 2:
To recalculate the speed:
Press the left side of the button.
Display shows:
> Enter the code at the function buttons.
Press the right side of the button.
Enter the code with the function buttons.
Press the right side of the button.
After the code has been entered correctly and confirmed with the SET
button, the time display appears.
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Computer* in the MID
To have all the available information
displayed, press
Deactivating the alarm in an
emergency:
To obtain individual items of information, press the button in briefly as often
as necessary.
1. Disconnect the battery, wait approx.
2 minutes, then reconnect it. Note
that on vehicles with an alarm
system, the alarm will sound
2. Set the ignition key to position 1:
The time display will count down for
the next ten minutes
3. After ten minutes, start the engine.
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as follows:
> the button on the lever until the display shows PROG
> the SET button.
Remote control
The button on the turn signal indicator
lever can be used to select the items of
computer information which are to
be displayed.
Maintenance Controls
After three incorrect code entries, or
three attempts to start the engine
without a code entry, the alarm will
sound for 30 seconds on vehicles fitted
with an alarm system.
Overview
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Press the right side of the button.
Data
To terminate the selection procedure:
Index
> the button on the lever until PROG
shows on the display
> the MID buttons in the order in which
you wish the information to be displayed.
Each time an entry is stored, the program number appears on the display.
Repairs
To do this, press:
If the code becomes available
again in the meantime, it can be
entered during the waiting period after
pressing the CODE button.<
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90nPark
Distance Control PDC*
Acoustical signals
PDC provides extra safety and convenience during parking maneuvers by providing an acoustic signal to indicate the
distance between your front and rear
bumpers and the nearest object. To do
this, four ultrasonic sensors in the front
and rear bumpers each measure the distance to the nearest object. The detection
range of the front sensors and the two
sensors located at the ends of the rear
bumper is approx. 2 ft/60 cm, while the
rear center sensors can detect objects to Manual activation
a distance of approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.
Press the button; the indicator lamp
comes on.
PDC is a parking aid which registers objects when approaching
Manual deactivation
slowly, as is the case during usual
Press the button again; the indicator
parking maneuvers. Avoid approaching
lamp goes out.
objects too fast, otherwise the system
may give warning of physical obstacles
Automatic deactivation
too late.<
After driving a distance of more than
approx. 160 ft/50 m or exceeding a
Automatic function
speed of approx. 20 mph/30 km/h, the
The system starts to operate automatisystem switches off and the indicator
cally approx. one second after you
lamp goes out. Switch the system on
select reverse or move the selector
again as required.
lever into the R position with the ignition key in position 2.
The distance from an object is indicated
in front with a higher intermittent tone,
and at the rear with a lower intermittent
tone. As the distance between vehicle
and object decreases, the intervals
between the tones become shorter.
A continuous tone indicates the presence of an object less than approx. 1 ft/
30 cm away.
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The warning signal is canceled after
approx. 3 seconds if you are moving
parallel to a wall.
If there is a malfunction of the system:
The indicator lamp flashes and a short
steady signal tone is sounded
> if you activate PDC with the button
> when you select reverse for the first
time after switching on the ignition
> if a malfunction occurs while the PDC
system is active.
Switch the system off and have the
cause of the malfunction corrected by
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
Wait for this brief period before
you start reversing.<
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PDC*
Dynamic Stability Control DSC
The PDC system does not remove
the driver's personal responsibility
for evaluating the distance between the
vehicle and any objects. Even when
sensors are involved, there is a blind
spot in which objects cannot be
detected. This applies especially in
those cases where the system
approaches the physical constraints of
ultrasonic measurement, as occurs with
tow bars and trailer couplings, and in
the vicinity of thin or wedge-shaped
objects. Similarly, low objects that have
already been detected - e.g. a curbstone - may disappear out of the range
of the sensors before a continuous tone
is emitted.
Loud sources of sound, inside and outside the vehicle, could drown out the
PDC signal tone.<
The concept
Indicator lamp
DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in
critical driving situations.
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after you switch on the ignition,
refer to page 21.
Consult your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center to have the system
repaired.
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
If the indicator lamp fails to go out after
the engine is started, or comes on
during normal driving and stays on:
The system is either defective or was
switched off with the button: the stabilizing applications described to the left
are no longer available. The vehicle will
remain completely operational, however, without DSC.
Data
The system starts up automatically
each time you start the engine.
Indicator lamp flashes:
The system is active and governs drive
and braking force.
Index
Keep the sensors clean and free
of ice or snow in order to ensure
that they continue to operate effectively.
Do not apply high pressure spray to the
sensors for a prolonged period of time.
Maintain an adequate distance of more
than 4 in/10 cm.<
The system optimizes vehicle stability
during acceleration and when starting
from a full stop, as well as optimizing
traction. In addition, it recognizes
unstable vehicle conditions, such as
understeering or oversteering, and, as
far as is possible within the laws of
physics, keeps the vehicle on a steady
course by adapting the rpms and brake
applications to the individual wheels.
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As a result of the traction intervention, the brakes may be subjected
to additional loads when the system is
switched off. For this reason, it is possible that the braking intervention will
be disabled automatically for a brief
period in order to limit brake temperature.
To maintain vehicle stability, always
drive with the system switched on when
possible.<
To switch the system off
To switch the system on again
Press the button; the indicator lamp
comes on and stays on.
Press the button again; the indicator
lamp goes out.
Traction intervention remains active;
that is, braking intervention will continue.
In the following exceptional circumstances, it may be effective to switch
off the DSC for a short period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> On sandy road surfaces
> On poor surfaces with deep ruts
> If the wheels churn on muddy
surfaces
> When driving with snow chains.
Dynamic Brake Control DBC
DBC is an integral component of the
DSC system.
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.
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.
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.
Do not make any modifications to the
DSC system. Service procedures on
the system are to be performed by
authorized technicians only.<
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Hill Descent Control HDC
HDC is automatically deactivated once
vehicle speed again exceeds approx.
35 mph/60 km/h.
Press the button. The indicator lamp
comes on.
The indicator lamp flashes when the
brakes are applied automatically.
To switch the system off
Press the button again; the indicator
lamp goes out.
HDC is deactivated automatically above
a road speed of approx. 35 mph/
60 km/h and when the ignition is
switched off.
The indicator lamp goes out in the HDC
mode or does not come on when HDC
is switched on:
HDC is temporarily not available if
brake temperature is too high.
If the DSC indicator lamp also
lights up:
There is a fault in the HDC and
DSC systems. Have your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center inspect this
system as soon as possible.
Controls
Data
You can use the accelerator or brakes
to vary this automatically controlled
speed within a range extending from
approx. 3 mph/5 km/h to 15 mph/
25 km/h.
You can specify a target speed
within the same range by using the
+/– buttons of the cruise control.
To switch the system on
In the event of a fault
Index
HDC is available for activation at
vehicle speeds below approx. 20 mph/
35 km/h. When driving down steep hills
with a speed below approx. 20 mph/
35 km/h, the vehicle reduces speed
automatically down to slightly more
than walking speed (approx. 5 mph/
8 km/h) and then maintains this speed
at a constant.
With automatic transmission:
You can use HDC in every drive
position.
Maintenance
With manual transmission:
Use HDC in first gear and in Reverse
since the engine's braking effect is
diminished in the higher gears.
Repairs
To use HDC
HDC is a system for driving downhill in
steep terrain. This system reduces
vehicle speed on steep downhill gradients, thus allowing you to maintain control of your BMW under these conditions.
The vehicle moves at slightly more than
walking speed without active intervention from the driver.
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94nSelf-leveling
suspension* 2-axle self-leveling suspension*
The warning lamp for the selfleveling suspension comes on,
or the message – SELFLEVEL
SUSP.INACT – appears in the Check
Control: there is a malfunction in the
self-leveling suspension.
Stop and inspect the vehicle. If it is
riding significantly lower in the rear than
in the front, or if it is sitting at an incline
– left rear compared to right rear - consult the nearest BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center. Drive with appropriate
caution in the meantime. The vehicle
has reduced ground clearance or
driving comfort is noticeably reduced.
Even if the attitude of the vehicle is
normal, you should consult the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center if
the warning lamp indicates a system
malfunction.
The concept
Your vehicle is equipped with 2-axle
self-leveling suspension acting on both
the front and rear suspension. This
system combines automatic self-leveling, which compensates for variations
in front-to-rear load-distribution patterns, with a selection feature allowing
drivers to choose from among several
ride-height options.
You may choose from among the following ride heights:
> Standard
The standard setting is intended for
most operating conditions, including
trailer towing
> Off-Road
Higher ride height for increased
ground clearance
> Access
Lowers vehicle for more convenient
cargo handling or easier passenger
ingress and exits
Changes in ride height are initiated
either manually, using the control
button, refer to page 95, or automatically in response to specific speeds.
When the ride height is selected manually, the driver has the additional option
of revising the ride-height selection by
entering a new command during the
adjustment process.
When the vehicle is stationary, the
system executes ride-height changes in
both directions (up and down) whenever the doors are closed. The tailgate/
liftgate may be open. The system raises
the vehicle only when the engine is running.
The system's automatic self-leveling
feature automatically compensates for
variations in the vehicle's load.
Frequent changes in ride height
initiated at short intervals can
overheat the compressor, causing the
system to briefly suspend active operation.<
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Overview
Controls
2 Standard
Available only when the engine is running.
3 Access
From Standard to Off-Road:
The LEDs not only show the current
ride height, but also indicate changes:
Press button 1 while traveling at a
speed of less than approx. 30 mph/
50 km/h.
From Access to Standard:
> Press button 1 or
> The setting automatically reverts to
the standard setting once the vehicle
exceeds a speed of roughly 20 mph/
35 km/h.
Index
> LED on: indicates the vehicle's current ride height
> Ride-height LED flashes while the
LED for the earlier level remains on:
the ride height is being adjusted to a
new level, either automatically or in
response to driver input at the button.
Maintenance
Raising
1 Off-Road
Repairs
Ride-height display
Data
When the suspension reaches the
new ride height the flashing LED
reverts to continuous operation, and
the LED for the earlier level goes out
> LED for current ride height flashes for
roughly 3 seconds when you press
the button: change in ride height is
not possible.
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96n2-axle
self-leveling suspension*
Lowering
Available with ignition key in position 2.
From Standard to Access:
From Off-Road to Standard:
> Press button 2 or
> automatically once you exceed a
speed of approx. 30 mph/50 km/h.
1. Press button 2 while traveling at less
than approx. 50 mph/80 km/h. The
system enters its preselection mode.
The preselection mode is canceled
> by pressing button 1
> automatically once the vehicle
exceeds a speed of approx.
50 mph/80 km/h or roughly
60 seconds after button 2 is
pressed
2. Reduce speed to below approx.
15 mph/25 km/h within roughly
60 seconds after pressing button 2.
When you press button 2 at
speeds below approx. 15 mph/
25 km/h the system automatically
lowers the vehicle to the Access level.<
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Tire Pressure Monitor RDC*
This indicator lamp in the instru- 1. Turn the ignition key to position 2, do
not start the engine
ment cluster or the Check Con2.
Maintain pressure on the button until
trol will inform you if the tire
the yellow indicator lamp in the
pressure is different from the learned
instrument cluster comes on for sevvalues.
eral seconds or the message – TIRE
PRESSURE SET – appears in the
Check Control
3. After you have driven for a few minutes, the RDC will import the current
inflation pressure in the tires as the
reference values which the system
will monitor.
You will only have to repeat this procedure if the tire inflation pressure must
be corrected. Otherwise, the RDC functions automatically when the ignition
key is in position 2, and thus operates
whenever the vehicle is driven.
If you are prompted to check the
tire pressure shortly after a correction has been made, this indicates
that the corrected values were not
accurate. Please check the inflation
pressure again and make corrections
according to the inflation pressure
table. After that reactivate the system.<
Controls
Data
To switch the system on
This alerts you that you should have the
tires inflated to the specified pressures
as soon as possible.
Index
In order for the system to learn the correct tire inflation pressure, check the
inflation pressures in all tires, refer to
the table on page 27 and make any
necessary corrections. Then activate
the system.
Maintenance
If, after a certain period of time, the
inflation pressure has gone down significantly, which is normal for any tire,
the yellow indicator lamp comes on or
the message – CHECK TIRE PRESSURE – appears in the Check Control.
Repairs
Loss of tire pressure
RDC monitors the tire pressures at all
four tires, even when the vehicle is
moving. The system provides an alert
whenever the inflation pressure drops
significantly below the specified pressure in one or more tires.
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98nTire
Pressure Monitor RDC*
Adaptive brake light
Flat tire
System malfunction
If there is a tire failure with a loss of
inflation pressure, the red indicator
lamp comes on or the message – TIRE
LOW/FLAT – appears in the Check
Control. In addition, an acoustic signal
sounds.
During the period of the malfunction,
the yellow indicator lamp comes on or
the message – TIRECONTROL INACTIVE – appears in the Check Control.
The adaptive brake light provides
drivers of following vehicles with an
indication of the intensity with which
the brakes are being applied in your
own vehicle.
You will also see the same message
The display occurs in two stages:
> in the event of a system malfunction
If this occurs, reduce vehicle speed
> if a wheel is mounted without the
immediately and stop the vehicle in a
RDC electronics
safe location. Avoid hard brake applica- > if, in addition to the spare tire, additions. Do not oversteer. Replace the flat
tional wheels with RDC electronics
tire.
are on board
> after installation of one or several
The spare tire which is available in
wheels with an electronics system
your vehicle as standard equipstill unknown to the system.
ment is equipped with the electronics
It takes a few minutes to learn the
required for RDC and, following activanew wheel electronics ID numbers
tion of the system, is also monitored
after system activation. Only then can
after it is mounted.<
RDC detect and report a flat tire.
RDC cannot alert you to severe
and sudden tire damage caused
by external factors.<
> Normal braking:
The brake light units within the tail
lamps and the high-mount brake
lamp integrated within the rear
spoiler both light up with normal
intensity
> Hard braking or braking with ABS
active:
The tail lamps also come on, lighting
up with the same intensity as the
brake lamps to provide a more conspicuous warning.
Please contact your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center for additional
information.
Have the tires changed at your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
Your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center has the information needed for
working with RDC and is equipped with
the necessary special tools.<
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Daytime driving lamps*
Low beams
When the ignition is switched off
and the low beams are on, only
the parking lamps – side marker
lamps – remain on.
The headlamps are automatically
switched on for daylight driving at
ignition key position 2.
Automatic headlamp control
cannot serve as a substitute for
the driver's judgement in determining
when the vehicle lamps 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.<
Overview
Maintenance Controls
On vehicles with alphanumeric Check
Control*:
The reminder is given through the
Check Control.
The vehicle's external lamps
remain on constantly when you
switch on the fog lamps after the headlamps have come on automatically.<
Repairs
The front, rear and side vehicle
lighting is switched on. You can
use the parking lamps for
parking. For lighting on one side for
parking as an additional feature, refer to
page 100.
Whenever 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.
When the switch is set to this
position the system automatically activates or deactivates the
low beams in response to changes in
ambient light, e. g. in tunnels, at dusk,
as well as rain and snow.
Data
Parking lamps – side marker
lamps
LIGHTS ON warning
Automatic headlamp control*
Index
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Follow me home lamps:
When you activate the headlamp
flasher after parking the vehicle and
switching off the lamps, the low beams
will come on for a brief period. You may
also have this function deactivated if
you wish.<
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1 High beams – blue indicator lamp
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Fog lamps
A green indicator lamp appears
in the instrument cluster to indicate that the front fog lamps are
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
lamp
3 Standing lamps
Standing lamps, left or right*
As an additional feature, you can
illuminate your vehicle on either side
for parking, if you wish to do so:
With the ignition key in position 0,
engage the lever in the appropriate
turn signal position.
on.
If the high beams are switched on, the
fog lamps go out.
If the automatic headlamp control
is activated, the low beams will
automatically be switched on when the
front fog lamps are switched on.<
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The interior lamps operate automatically.
Switching the interior lamps on
and off manually
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Front area lighting*
Rear reading lamps*
Switched on and off with the button
next to each lamp, refer to arrows.
This lighting system in the two exterior
mirrors illuminates the ground in the
area near the two front doors. It is also
controlled in the same manner as the
front interior lamps, but it does not
function while the vehicle is moving.
In order to prevent battery discharge, all of the lamps in the
vehicle are switched off automatically
approx. 15 minutes after the ignition
key is turned to position 0.<
Maintenance Controls
The lamps are controlled in the same
manner as the front interior lamps.
Overview
Footwell and cargo area lamps
If you want the interior lamps to remain
off all the time, press and hold the
button for approx. 3 seconds.
Repairs
Press the button briefly.
The button for the interior lamps in the
rear passenger area only switches
these lamps on and off.
Data
Press the button briefly to revert to
normal operation.
Switched on and off with the button 2
next to each lamp.
Index
Front reading lamps*
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1 Airflow directed toward the windshield and side windows
4 Rear footwell ventilation
8 Air supply 103
2 Airflow for the upper body 104
5 Airflow for the upper body in the rear
seat 104
10 Air conditioning 103
3 Front footwell ventilation
6 Temperature 103
11 Recirculated-air mode 103
9 Rear window defroster 103
7 Air distribution 103
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Air conditioner
103n
When the rear window
You can respond to unpleasdefroster is activated, the
ant odors outside the vehicle
indicator lamp comes on. The rear
by temporarily switching off the outside
window defroster switches off automat- air supply. The system then recirculates
ically.
the air currently within the vehicle.
You can direct air to flow onto
the windows
, toward the
upper body
and 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.
The air is cooled and dehumidified and — depending on
the temperature setting — warmed
again. Depending on the weather, the
windshield may fog over briefly when
the engine is started. You can reduce
condensation forming on the windows
by switching on the air conditioning.
During air conditioning condensation forms, which then exits under
the vehicle. Traces of condensed water
of this kind are thus normal.<
If you have a steering wheel with multifunction buttons with the button for the
recirculated-air mode, you can also use
this button to switch to the recirculatedair mode, refer to page 23.
If the windows fog over in the
recirculated-air mode, switch the
recirculated-air mode off and increase
the air supply as required.<
Repairs
Air distribution
Air conditioning
Recirculated-air mode
Overview
Rear window defroster
The graduations on the dial
provide general reference
values for the interior temperature. We recommend
+70 7/+22 6 as a comfortable
setting. When you start the vehicle, the
system adjusts the air to the selected
temperature as quickly as possible, and
then maintains that temperature
constantly.
Maintenance Controls
Temperature
Index
You can adjust the air supply
through an infinitely-variable
range. The heating and ventilation become more and more
effective as the air supply settings are
increased. In the 0 setting, the blower
and climate control are switched off
and the outside air supply is blocked.
Data
Air supply
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Draft-free ventilation
Rear passenger area ventilation
You can adjust the vent outlets for the
upper body area completely for your
personal comfort:
1 Rotary dial for opening and closing
the vent outlets through an infinitelyvariable range
1 Rotary dials for opening and closing
the vent outlets through an infinitelyvariable range
2 Levers for adjusting airflow direction
3 With the rotary dial you can adjust the
temperature of the incoming air:
> Turn toward blue – colder
> Turn toward red – warmer.
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To defrost windows and remove
condensation
1. You can specify an interior temperature that is comfortable for you with
the rotary temperature dial. A good
2 Levers for adjusting airflow direction.
starting point is +70 7/+22 6
The air that flows out here is somewhat
2. Set the air distribution rotary dial
cooler than the air delivered to the footto
well.
3. Set the blower/air supply rotary dial
completely to the right
Particle filter
4. Close the vent outlets in the rear
The particle filter removes dust and
seating area
pollen from the incoming air. It is
5. Switch on the rear window defroster
replaced by your BMW Sports Activity
to defrost the rear window.
Vehicle center during regular maintenance. A substantial reduction in air
supply indicates that the filter must be
replaced before normal maintenance.
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Automatic climate control*
3 Front footwell ventilation
7 Individual air distribution 107
5 Airflow for the upper body in the rear
seat 109
8 Temperature control –
left-hand side 107
6 Automatic air distribution and air
supply 107
9 Display for temperature and air
supply 107
Data
2 Airflow for the upper body 109
4 Rear footwell ventilation
Index
1 Airflow directed toward the windshield and side windows
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Controls
Overview
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10 Temperature control –
right-hand side 107
13 Automatic recirculated-air control
(AUC) 108
16 Maximum cooling 108
or using up residual heat 109
11 To defrost windows and remove
condensation 108
14 Rear window defroster 108
17 Air grille for interior temperature
sensor – please keep clear and
unobstructed
12 Air conditioning 108
15 Air supply 107
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Automatic climate control*
In the AUTO program, the
air supply is controlled
automatically. AUTO will appear in the
display 9, refer to the overview on
page 105. Press the left or right side of
the button to vary the air supply. When
your setting is displayed by bars, the
automatic air supply is switched off.
Automatic air distribution maintains its
setting. You can reactivate the automatic air supply by pressing the AUTO
button.
Temperature
When you press the left side of the button during operation at minimum blower
speed all displays are canceled: the
blower, heating and air conditioner are
switched off. The outside air supply is
closed. You can switch the system
back on by pressing any button of the
automatic climate control, except the
MAX button 16.
Automatic air distribution
The AUTO program
assumes the adjustment of
the air distribution and the air supply for
you and also adapts the temperature to
external influences – summer, winter –
to meet preferences you can specify.
You can make individual
temperature settings on the
driver's side or the front
passenger side. Your settings will be
shown in the display 9. The displayed
temperatures are reference values for
the interior temperature. We recommend +70 7/+22 6 as a comfortable
setting, whether the air conditioner is
operating or not. When you start the
vehicle, this system ensures that the
selected temperature is achieved as
quickly as possible. It then maintains this
temperature, regardless of the season.
To change the units of measurement –
6/7 – of the display, refer to page 73
or 80.
To defrost windows and remove
condensation
This program quickly
removes ice and condensation from the windshield and the side
windows.
Data
Your BMW center can program
the settings of your vehicle in such
a manner that, when you unlock the
vehicle with your individualized key,
your own personalized setting for the
automatic climate control is initiated.<
Index
Detailed setting options are described
for you in the following section.
Controls
Air supply
You can cancel the AUTO
program by selecting
specific air distribution
patterns for your personal
comfort, the automatic air
supply remains in operation. You can
direct air to flow onto the windows
,
toward the upper body
, and into the
footwell
. You can reactivate the
automatic air distribution mode by
selecting the AUTO button.
Maintenance
Individual air distribution
Use the automatic system; that is press
AUTO button 6. Select an interior
temperature that is comfortable for you.
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climate control*
Air conditioning
The air is cooled and
dehumidified and —
depending on the temperature setting —
warmed again. Depending on the
weather, the windshield may fog over
briefly when the engine is started. You
can reduce condensation forming on
the windows by switching on the air
conditioning.
During air conditioning condensation forms, which then exits under
the vehicle. Traces of condensed water
of this kind are thus normal.<
Maximum cooling
You will get maximum
cooling capacity using this
program if the engine is running and
the outside temperature is above
approx. +41 7/+5 6.
The temperature display 9 jumps to
+60 7/+16 6, the system switches
over to the recirculated-air mode, and
the air streams out of the ventilation grill
with the maximum air supply. That is
why you need to keep these open if you
select this program.
Automatic recirculated-air
control AUC
If there are unpleasant
odors or pollutants in the
outside air, you can temporarily block
the air supply from the outside. The
system then recirculates the air
currently within the vehicle. Press the
button repeatedly to run through the
following control sequence
> Indicator lamps off: outside air supply
operational
> Left-hand 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-hand indicator lamp on: the
outside air supply into the vehicle is
completely blocked. The system then
recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
If you have a steering wheel with multifunction buttons with the button for
recirculated-air mode, refer to page 23,
you can also use this button to switch
between Off and the recirculated-air
mode or AUC and the recirculated-air
mode.
If the windows fog over in the
recirculated-air mode, switch the
recirculated-air mode off and increase
the air supply as required.<
Rear window defroster
When the rear window
defroster is activated,
the indicator lamp comes on. The
rear window defroster switches off
automatically.
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2 Selector levers for airflow direction
3 With the rotary dial you can adjust the
temperature of the incoming air.
> Turn toward blue – colder
> Turn toward red – warmer.
Controls
2 Temperature
Maintenance
1 Air supply
3 Adjusting the direction of the airflow
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1 Rotary dials for opening and closing
the vent outlets through an infinitelyvariable range
Rear passenger area climate
control
Data
You can adjust the vent outlets for the
upper body area to select the optimum
airflow rates and directions for your
personal comfort:
Index
Draft-free ventilation
This function may be activated
when the outside temperature is
below approx. 59 7/15 6, the engine
is at operating temperature, and the
battery is adequately charged. The LED
on the button will light up when all
conditions have been met.<
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The heat which is stored in
the engine is utilized for
heating the interior when the engine
has been switched off (while waiting at
a railroad crossing, for instance).
In ignition key position 1, you can alter
the settings of the automatic climate
control. With the ignition key in position 0, the system automatically directs
heated air to the windshield, side
windows and footwells.
Overview
Residual heat mode
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Particle filter,
activated-charcoal filter
Air supply
Temperature
0 Blower off
Passengers in the rear seating area can
adjust their own temperature for the
vent outlets:
I Maximum blower speed
You can adjust the air supply for the
vent outlets through an infinitely-variable range between the 0 and I
settings.
In the 0 setting, the blower is switched
off and the supply of air through the
vent outlets is blocked.
Individual adjustments on the front-seat
control elements influence the air
supply for rear passenger area climate
control.
The particle filter 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 Sports Activity Vehicle center
replaces this combined filter as a standard part of your scheduled maintenance. A substantial reduction in air
supply indicates that the filter must be
replaced before normal maintenance.
> Turn toward blue – colder
> Turn toward red – warmer
When you start the vehicle, this system
ensures that the selected temperature
is achieved as quickly as possible. It
then maintains this temperature,
regardless of the season.
A temperature setting is only
possible when the blower is
switched on, not in the 0 setting.<
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Roller sun blinds for rear side
windows*
Use the strap to pull out the blinds, then
hook them in the provided attachment.
You can use this system to ventilate the
interior and lower its temperature, using
the blower of the independent ventilation or of the automatic climate control.
With roller sun blinds attached, do
not open the windows during
travel. The blinds may otherwise be
damaged by the wind.<
The independent ventilation system is
operated via the Multi-Information
display MID, refer to page 84 or via the
onboard computer, refer to the separate Owner's Manual.
When a preselected activation time is
set, the independent ventilation system
is operational at outside temperatures
above +60 7/+16 6, or by direct
switch activation.
Data
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Maintenance
The air emerges via the vent outlets for
the upper body. Therefore, the vent
outlets must be open for the system to
operate.
Index
You can set two different times for the
system to start; it will remain active for
30 minutes. You can also switch it on
and off directly. Since the system uses
a substantial amount of electrical
current, you should refrain from
switching it on twice in succession
without allowing the battery to be
recharged in normal operation between
use.
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Overview
Independent ventilation system*
Controls
Roller sun blinds*
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112nBMW
Universal Transmitter
The concept
The BMW Universal Transmitter
replaces up to three hand-held transmitters of different devices such as
garage door openers, alarm systems, or
door locking systems. The BMW
Universal Transmitter recognizes and
learns the transmitted signal of each of
the original hand-held transmitters.
The signal of an original hand-held
transmitter can be programmed on one
of the three channel keys. Following
that, each of the devices can be actuated with the appropriately-programmed
channel key. The indicator lamp flashes
to confirm transmission of the signal.
If the vehicle is sold, the memory of the
channel keys should be cleared as
described on page 114.
During programming and before
every remote actuation of a
programmed device by the BMW
Universal Transmitter, check to be sure
that there are no persons, animals or
objects within the actuation range of
the device in order to prevent possible
injuries or damage. Also, comply with
the safety precautions of the original
hand-held transmitter.<
To Canadian residents:
During programming, your handheld transmitter may automatically stop
transmitting after two seconds. This
may not be long enough to program the
BMW Universal Transmitter. If you are
programming from one of these handheld transmitters, the Universal Transmitter's light may begin to flash in a
series of double-blinks. If this occurs,
continue to hold the button of the
Universal Transmitter while you reactivate your hand-held transmitter. You
may have to repeat this function several
times while programming.<
Before programming, read the
User information section on
page 114.<
Original hand-held transmitter
If this symbol is present on the
packaging or in the instructions
of the original hand-held transmitter, it may be assumed that this
hand-held transmitter is compatible
with the BMW Universal Transmitter.
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Read and comply with the safety
precautions on the previous
page.<
1. Turn the ignition key to position 2
2. For initial use:
Press and hold both outside keys 1
until the indicator lamp 2 flashes, and
then release them. The three channel
keys are cleared
The corresponding channel key is now
programmed with the signal of the original hand-held transmitter.
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3 Receiver for programming
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2 Indicator lamp
3. Hold the original hand-held transmitter toward the receiver 3 a
maximum of 2 in/5 cm away
4. Press the transmission key of the
original hand-held transmitter, refer
to arrow 2, and the desired channel
key of the Integrated BMW Universal
Transmitter, refer to arrow 1, simultaneously. Release both keys as soon
as the indicator lamp flashes rapidly
5. To program other original hand-held
transmitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
Data
1 Channel keys
Index
If you have additional questions,
please consult your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center or call
1-800-355-3515.
You can also visit this website:
www.bmwusa.com.<
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Then press and hold the programmed
channel key of the BMW Universal
Transmitter. If the indicator lamp of the
BMW Universal Transmitter flashes for
two seconds and then comes on
steadily, the original hand-held transmitter is provided with a conversioncode system. With a conversion-code
system, program the channel keys as
described on the next page – right-hand
column under Programming a handheld transmitter with conversion code.
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To determine whether the original
hand-held transmitter is provided with
a conversion-code system, you may
either read the instructions for the original hand-held transmitter or program a
channel key as described on the next
page – left-hand column under
Programming.
Overview
Checking for the conversion code
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Universal Transmitter
Programming a hand-held
transmitter with conversion code
Read and comply with the safety
precautions on page 112.<
When programming the BMW Universal
Transmitter, consult the instructions for
the specific device.
For using the BMW Universal Transmitter with a conversion-code system,
note the following supplemental
programming instructions:
A second person facilitates
programming of the BMW
Universal Transmitter.<
Clearing the channel keys
Read and comply with the safety
precautions on page 112.<
The memory of individual channel keys
cannot be cleared. However, the three
channel keys can be cleared together
as follows:
> Press and hold both outside keys of
the BMW Universal Transmitter until
the indicator lamp flashes, and then
release them.
All of the channel keys are cleared.
User information
Do not use this BMW Universal Transmitter with any garage door opener that
lacks safety stop and reverse features
as required by federal safety standards,
this includes any garage door opener
model manufactured before April 1st,
1982.
This device complies with Section 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: as defined
in the regulations, this device must not
emit harmful interference, and must be
shielded against interference from
external sources to prevent unauthorized or inadvertent activation.
1. Program the BMW Universal Transmitter as described previously under
Programming
2. Press and hold the programming key
on the receiver of the device for
approx. two seconds until the
programming lamp on the device
comes on
3. Press the desired channel key of the
BMW Universal Transmitter three
times.
If you have additional questions,
please consult your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center.<
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To open
Pull the handle. The lamp inside the
glove compartment comes on.
To lock
Rechargeable flashlight*
Use one of the master keys. A master
key is also required for unlocking.
Located on the left-hand side of the
glove compartment.
Features integral overload-protection,
so it can be left in its holder continuously.
If you turn over only your door and
ignition key for valet parking, for
example, refer to page 30, access to
the glove compartment is not
possible.<
To avoid completely discharging
and possibly damaging the lamp,
always ensure that it is switched off
before inserting it in the socket.<
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Glove compartment
To close
Data
Index
To prevent injury in the event of an
accident, close the glove
compartment immediately after use.<
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Fold the cover up.
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You will find two storage compartments
in the armrest between the front seats.
To open the top compartment:
Press the button, refer to arrow 1.
You will find a cellular phone* in this
compartment.
To move the armrest or open the lower
compartment:
Pull the handle, refer to arrow 2.
In this compartment, you will find a coin
tray and a storage compartment * for
cassettes or CDs.
Beverage holder
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Hands-free system
Front
On vehicles with telephone preparation*, the hands-free microphone is
positioned in the headliner.
Below the sliding cover, refer to illustration.
Remove the insert which is a compartment for storing pens.
For further information on the cellular
phone, refer to the Telephone Owner's
Manual.
You will find additional storage
compartments in all of the doors as well
as on the backrests of the front seats.
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Glasses compartment
Ashtray, front
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Press the edge of the lid, refer to arrow:
the ashtray moves up and can be
removed.
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To empty
Cigarette lighter, front
Press the lighter 1 in.
The lighter can be removed as soon as
it retracts.
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, do not leave
unsupervised children in the vehicle.<
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Press briefly to open; push back inward
to close.
Press the button to open; fold upward
to close.
Data
At the end of the center console under
the lighter.
Index
Rear
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Beverage holder
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front
Ashtray, rear
Cigarette lighter, rear
You will find additional power outlets in
the cargo area, refer to page 124.
To empty
Remove the insert tray.
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This socket is suitable for attaching
power supplies for flashlights, car
vacuum cleaners and other appliances
up to a rating of approx. 200 watts at
12 volts. Avoid damage to the socket
caused by inserting plugs of a different
shape or size.
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Cigarette lighter socket
Press the lighter in.
The lighter can be removed as soon as
it retracts.
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, do not leave
unsupervised children in the vehicle.<
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Ski bag*
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To store the ski bag, perform the above
steps in reverse sequence.
Maintenance Controls
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2. Press button 1 downward and swing
the cover forward
3. Press button 2: the cover in the
cargo area is unlocked.
Together with the pull-out cargo
floor, refer to page 124: pull the floor
out, release the cover and slide the
floor back in – the floor then conceals
the cover
4. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides convenient access to the inside of the bag,
or can also be left open to promote
drying.
Data
1. Fold the center armrest outward.
Loosen the trim from the upper
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
armrest
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With the length of the ski bag and the
additional space in the cargo area, you
can store skis with a length of up to
6.8 ft/2.1 m. Because of the tapered
shape of the bag, the ski bag can only
accommodate two pairs of skis with a
length of 6.8 ft/2.1 m.
Overview
The ski bag allows the safe and clean
transport of up to 4 pairs of standard
skis or up to two snowboards.
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bag*
Cargo area
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If the cover in the cargo area is
concealed by the pull-out cargo
floor, do not fold the larger rear backrest down. If you do so, it will damage
the cover.<
Securing the load
Fold the rear backrests down
Secure the bag's contents by
tightening down the retaining
strap at the buckle.<
Reach into the recess and pull forward,
refer to arrow.
Please be sure that the skis are clean
before loading them into the bag. Be
careful to avoid damage from sharp
edges.
When you fold back the backrest,
be sure that the catch engages
securely. The red warning indicator disappears in the recess when the catch is
engaged.
The center safety belt can be retracted
only when the larger backrest is
engaged.<
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Cargo area
Do not place heavy or hard
objects on the cover. If you do so,
they could already pose a danger to
vehicle occupants during braking or
evasive maneuvers.<
Before you slide it back into position,
place the grip in the rear fold of the
cover.
For removing the cover, refer to the
next column.
1. Use both hands to press the cover
together on both sides and slide it
forward, refer to arrow 1
2. Lift the cover upward from the rear
on both sides, refer to arrow 2, and
remove it.
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Removing the cover
Repairs
You can carry light objects such as
articles of clothing on the cover.
When the cover is pulled out, it can be
opened behind the rear-seat backrest
to gain access to the cargo area from
the rear seats during a trip, for example.
Slide the cover into the retainers on
both sides and then press it down at
the rear until it engages.
Data
Pull the cover out by the handle and
hook it in the rear holders.
Index
Cargo area cover
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Partition net*
1. Remove the bag with the partition
net from the retainer by releasing the
hooks from the lashing eyes on both
sides
2. Remove the partition net from the
bag and unroll it half way
3. Slide back the covers on the
retainers for the partition net on both
sides of the roof, refer to arrow
4. Insert the curved ends of the partition net rod in the retainers on both
sides
5. Now you can slide the covers toward
the front again, refer to arrow
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6. Attach the hooks on the bottom of
the partition net into the eyes on both
sides
Note how the bag with the partition net is secured in the vehicle
and how the partition net is rolled up
and stored in the bag so that you can
return everything to its place after use.
If your vehicle is equiped with a pull-out
cargo floor be sure to read the note on
page 124.<
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Floor cover
Pull the handle to open the side covers. To access the spare wheel.
Data
Repairs
To release: press the recess in the
handle, refer to arrow, and raise the
cover with the handle.
Maintenance Controls
Side covers
Index
7. When the rear backrests are folded
down, you can open the Velcro®
strips, completely unroll the partition
net, insert it in the front retainers on
the roof and attach the three hooks
into the eyes.
The illustration shows securing at the
bottom right as an example.
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Fold the floor cover up
Power outlets
Pull-out cargo floor*
Lift up the black retainer on the lower
side of the floor cover and hook it into
the upper frame of the liftgate cutout.
When you fold the cover caps up, you
have access to additional power outlets.
To release, pull the handle recess
upward. Then pull the floor out.
Before you fold the floor cover down,
return the retainer to its original position.
You can use the power outlets for flashlights, car vacuum cleaners or other
automotive appliances with up to
approx. 200 watts at 12 volts. Avoid
damage to the socket caused by
inserting plugs of a different shape or
size.
Do not drive when the cargo floor
is pulled out.
Do not release the cargo floor on steep
grades. If you do, it could extend automatically and cause personal injuries.
A load which is not properly secured
could begin to slide if the floor extends
automatically and then drop to the
ground as a result of the rapid braking
of the cargo floor at the limit stop.<
Refer also to page 118.
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Swing the cargo floor up and secure it
with the rod, see detail.
If your vehicle has a partition net:
Take the bag with the partition net
out of the retainer, refer to page 122,
before you raise the cargo floor panel.
Otherwise, the bag could slide downward.<
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For access to the spare wheel or other
stored items:
Data
Raise the cargo floor
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Do not overload the cargo floor
when it is extended. If you do so,
it could cause damage.
When you slide the cargo floor back in,
do not grasp it on the bottom. If you do
so, there is a risk of personal injury.<
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> With up to 330 Ibs/150 kg on the rear
edge.
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When it is extended, you can load the
cargo floor:
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Stowing cargo
Securing the load
> Position heavy cargo as far forward
as possible – directly behind the
backrests – and as low as possible
> Cover sharp edges and corners
> Do not pile objects higher than the
top edge of the backrest
> Fasten the partition net, refer to
page 122, and ensure that carried
items cannot pass through the partition net
> If you are transporting very heavy
loads when the rear seat is not occupied, secure the outer safety belts in
the opposite buckles.
> Secure smaller, light pieces with the
retaining straps or a luggage net *, or
use elastic straps, refer to page 38
> For large, heavy pieces, see your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center
for load-securing devices*. The
lashing eyes provided at the corners
of the cargo area serve for mounting
these load-securing devices
> Read and comply with the information enclosed with the load-securing
devices.
Always position and secure the
load correctly. If you do not, it can
endanger the passengers, e.g. simply
during braking or evasive maneuvers.
Do not exceed the permissible gross
vehicle weight and the permissible axle
loads, refer to page 170. If you do, the
operating safety of the vehicle is no
longer ensured and you are in violation
of the law.
Do not carry hard or heavy objects
unsecured in the passenger compartment. If you do so, they may be projected through the air, e.g. simply
during braking and evasive maneuvers,
thus endangering vehicle occupants.<
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Mounting points
Access to the mounting points:
To fold up the cover, refer to arrow,
please use the tool which is provided
with the rack system.
You will find the specifications under
Technical Data on page 170.
Make sure that the load is not too
heavy, and attempt to distribute it
evenly. Always load the heaviest pieces
on the bottom. Be sure that adequate
clearance is maintained for raising the
sliding/tilt sunroof, and that objects do
not project into the opening path of the
liftgate.
Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration and braking maneuvers. Take corners gently.
Overview
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A special rack system is available as an
optional extra for your BMW. Please
comply with the precautions included
with the installation instructions.
You should therefore always remember
not to exceed the approved roof
weight, the approved gross vehicle
weight or the axle loads when loading
the rack.
Always ensure that roof-mounted
loads are tightly secured, as loose
loads can shift or even fly off the roof,
posing a serious hazard for following
traffic.<
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Roof-mounted luggage racks raise the
center of gravity of the vehicle when
they are loaded. For this reason, they
exercise a major effect on the vehicle's
handling and steering response.
Data
Cargo loading and driving hints
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Roof-mounted luggage rack*
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
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Controls and features
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Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
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procedures
To ensure that your vehicle provides
maximum economy throughout a long
service life, we request that you
observe the following instructions:
Engine and differential
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km:
Drive at varying engine speeds and
road speeds, but do not exceed
4,500 rpm and the following road
speeds during this initial period:
6-cylinder engines: 100 mph/160 km/h
8-cylinder engines: 106 mph/170 km/h
Obey your local and state maximum
speed limits.
Refrain from using full throttle and avoid
pressing the accelerator beyond the
kickdown point.
Once you have driven 1,200 miles/
2,000 km, engine and vehicle speeds
can gradually be increased.
You should also comply with these
break-in procedures should the engine
or one of the differentials be replaced
later in the course of the vehicle's service life.
Tires
Brake system
Due to technical factors associated
with their manufacture, tires do not
achieve their full traction potential until
an initial break-in period has elapsed.
For this reason, drive with extra care
during the initial 200 miles/300 km.
Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse
before the brake pads and rotors
achieve the optimal pad-surface and
wear patterns required for trouble-free
operation and long service life later on.
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 aquaplaning, or hydroplaning, and can lead to partial or complete loss of traction, vehicle control
and braking effectiveness. Reduce your
speed on wet roads.<
To break in the separate parking brake
drums, apply the parking brake lightly
when coasting to a standstill at a traffic
signal, for instance, provided that traffic
conditions allow you to do so.
To avoid corrosion, repeat this procedure from time to time.
The brake lamps do not light up
when the parking brake is applied.
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 switched off –
when towing, for instance – substantially higher levels of pedal force will be
required to brake the vehicle.<
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Driving your BMW X5
> Clean accumulations of dirt from the
body and check the undercarriage for
damage
> Clean mud, snow, ice and other
materials from the wheels and tires.
Check the tires for damage
> Check to determine whether rocks,
gravel or accumulations of dirt on the
brake rotors and calipers could influence braking performance. Remove
all such foreign objects
> In order to clean the brake rotors,
apply the footbrake gently several
times while driving at a low speed. Be
sure that following traffic is not
endangered by this
> For cleaning the parking brake, apply
the lever slightly at approx. 25 mph/
40 km/h and continue to drive for
approx. 200 yards/200 meters, provided that traffic conditions allow you
to do so.
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> Familiarize yourself with the vehicle
before you begin driving. Do not take
risks with the vehicle under any circumstances
> Always adapt vehicle speed to road
conditions – the steeper and more
uneven the road surface is, the
slower the vehicle's speed should be
> You can operate your vehicle on
uphill and downhill gradients with a
maximum slope of 50 %. If you intend
to drive on either an uphill or downhill
gradient of this steepness, check to
be sure in advance that the engine oil
and coolant levels are both near the
MAX mark, refer to pages 141
and 143.
When driving down steep slopes, use
the Hill Descent Control HDC, refer to
page 93.
In recommending that you observe the
following points after driving on adverse
road surfaces, it is not as a beauty
treatment for your BMW. Instead, it is
intended for the maintenance of driving
safety:
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When you are driving on bad roads,
there are a few points which you should
strictly observe — for your own safety,
for that of your passengers, and for the
safety of the vehicle:
Back onto the paved road
Data
On bad roads
Starting from a full stop is possible on
uphill gradients of up to 32 %.
The permitted side tilt is also 50 %
> While driving, watch carefully for
obstacles such as rocks or holes. Try
to avoid these obstacles whenever
possible
> On hill crests and bumpy roads, for
example, be careful to prevent the
body from bottoming – contact
between the body and the ground.
The ground clearance of the vehicle
is:
8 in/200 mm with up to four
passengers
7 in/180 mm fully loaded – without
self-leveling suspension
> Do not drive in water that is deeper
than 20 inches/50 cm. If you must
drive through water up to that depth,
drive at a walking speed and do not
stop.
After leaving the water, press on the
footbrake gently several times while
driving at a low speed. The brake
applications will help to dry the
brakes, thus preventing a reduction in
braking performance caused by the
moisture.
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Your BMW is right at home on all roads
and byways – even where the pavement
ends. It combines permanent fourwheel drive with the agility of a typical
passenger vehicle.
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driving notes
Brakes:
Do not drive with your foot resting
on the brake pedal. 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 vehicle speed. If you do not, a
wedge of water may form between the
tires and the road surface. This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplaning
or aquaplaning. It is characterized by a
partial or complete loss of contact
between the tires and the road surface.
The ultimate results are loss of steering
and braking control.<
Antilock Brake System
Brake system
The concept
Brake fluid level
The Antilock Brake System ABS keeps If the brake fluid level is too low and
the wheels from locking during braking, brake pedal travel has become longer,
thereby enhancing active driving safety. there may be a defect in one of the two
brake system's hydraulic circuits.
Braking with ABS
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.
Pulsation at the brake pedal combined
with sounds from the hydraulic circuits
indicates to the driver that ABS is in its
active mode.
Proceed to the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center. Here increased pressure on the
brake pedal may be required, and slight
pulling to the side and longer braking
distances may result. Please remember
to adapt your driving style accordingly.<
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Brake system
When driving in wet conditions and in
heavy rain, it is advisable to apply light
pressure to the brake pedal from time
to time. Watch traffic conditions to
ensure that this maneuver does not
endanger other road users. The heat
which is generated by the brake applications helps to dry the brake pads and
rotors. The braking force is then immediately available when required.
Overview
For your own safety: use only
brake pads that BMW has
released for your particular vehicle
model. BMW cannot evaluate nonapproved brake pads to determine if
they are suited for use, and therefore
cannot ensure the operating safety of
the vehicle if they are installed.<
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Do not coast with the clutch
depressed or with the transmission or selector lever in neutral. Do not
drive with the engine switched off. The
engine provides no braking effect when
the clutch is depressed or the transmission is in neutral, and there is no
power-assist for braking or steering
when the engine is not running.
BMW recommends having brake
inspections performed at a BMW
Sports Activity Vehicle center only. If
you do not, parts of the four-wheel
drive system could be damaged.
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
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If the brake rotors are corroded, they
will tend to respond to braking with a
pulsating effect which even extended
application will fail to cure.
Extended or steep mountain descents
should be driven in the gear in which
only minimal periodic brake application
is required. This avoids excessive strain
on the brakes and possible impairment
of the braking effect.
Data
When the vehicle is driven only occasionally, during extended periods when
the vehicle is not used at all, and in
operating conditions where brake applications are less frequent, there is an
increased tendency for corrosion of the
rotors and accumulation of contamination on the brake pads. This occurs
because the minimal pressure which
must be exerted by the pads to clean
the discs by brake applications is not
reached.
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Disc brakes
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inflation pressures
Tire condition
Information for your safety
cator. At a tread depth of 0.063 in/
1.6 mm these indicators, signal that the
tires have reached the legally permissible wear limit.
It is not merely the tire's service life, but
also driving comfort and – above all else
– driving safety which depend on the
condition of the tires and the maintenance of the specified tire pressure.
Incorrect inflation pressure is a
frequent cause of tire damage. It
also significantly influences the roadholding ability of your BMW. Check tire
inflation pressures – including the spare
wheel – regularly, refer to page 26, at
least every two weeks and before
beginning a longer trip. If this is not
done, incorrect tire pressures can
cause driving instability and tire
damage, ultimately resulting in an
accident.<
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The factory-approved radial tires are
matched to the vehicle and have been
selected to provide optimum safety and
driving comfort on your vehicle when
used correctly.
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 pattern depth.
Tread depth should not be allowed to
go below 0.12 in/3 mm, even though,
the legally specified minimum tread
depth, for example in Europe, is only
0.063 in/1.6 mm. Below a tread depth
of 0.12 in/3 mm there is an increased
risk of hydroplaning, even at relatively
moderate speeds and with only small
amounts of water on the road.
Do not drive on a deflated – flat –
tire. 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 leads to overheating and causes damage inside the
tires. The ultimate result can assume
the form of a sudden air loss.
Unusual vibrations encountered during
normal vehicle operation, e.g. caused
by contact with curbs, etc., can indicate
a flat tire or some other vehicle malfunction. This is also true for irregularities 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.
Tread wear indicators, refer to arrow,
are embedded around the tire circumference in the base of the tire tread.
Their locations are indicated on the tire
sidewall with TWI – Tread Wear Indi-
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Tire condition
Tire replacement
Proceed carefully to the nearest
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center or
professional tire center, or have the
vehicle towed in to have it, its wheels
and tires inspected.
Tire damage up to and including blowouts can endanger the lives of both the
vehicle occupants and other road
users.<
DOT Quality Grades
Traction
Tread wear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's ability
to stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C
may have poor traction performance.
Tread wear
Overview
Data
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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.<
Index
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 g – times as
well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm due
to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
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All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.<
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replacement
Temperature
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Tire age
The temperature grades are A, the
highest, B, and C, representing the
tire's resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause
the material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to a sudden flat tire.
The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Car Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels
of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by
law.
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between
tread shoulder and maximum section
width. For example:
BMW recommends the replacement of
all tires – i.e. also of the spare tire, independently of actual wear – when the
tires are no more than 6 years old, even
if a tire life of 10 years is possible.
Tread wear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A
The date on which the tire was manufactured is indicated by the code on the
sidewall:
DOT ... 2602 indicates that the tire was
manufactured in week 26 of 2002.
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 a tire failure.<
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Wheel and tire combinations
Overview
Store wheels or tires in a cool, dry
place, protecting them against light
whenever possible. Protect the tires
against contact with oil, grease and
fuel.
Maintenance Controls
The use of rims and lug bolts that
do not meet the specifications of
the original factory-installed equipment
will affect the safe operation of your
vehicle and may cause an accident and
personal injury.
Never mix tires of different design, such
as steel-belted radials with radial bias
belted or bias-ply tires, etc. Mixing tire
types will adversely affect roadholding
and can lead to loss of vehicle
control.<
Storage
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BMW tests certain tire brands for each
tire size, classifies them as road-safe
and approves them. Consult your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center for
more information. Observe any regulations applicable in the country of use,
e.g. requiring entry in the vehicle documents.
The correct wheel and tire combination affects different systems
such as ABS, ATC and DSC. The function of these systems is impaired if
improper wheel and tire combinations
are used.
For this reason, use only tires of the
same brand and tread pattern on the
vehicle and, for example, restore the
approved wheel and tire combination
following a flat tire as soon as
possible.<
Data
Use only wheels and tires
approved by BMW for the corresponding vehicle model, as otherwise
the tires may make contact with the
body as the result of tolerances despite
the same nominal size being used,
resulting in serious accidents. If nonapproved wheels and tires are used,
BMW cannot evaluate their suitability,
and therefore cannot be held liable for
driving safety.<
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The right choice
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138nWinter
tires
Choosing the right tire
BMW recommends winter tires – M+S
radial tires – for operation under
inclement winter driving conditions.
While so-called all-season tires with
M+S designation provide better winter
traction than summer tires with the load
ratings H, V, W, Y and ZR, they generally do not achieve the performance of
winter tires.
In the interests of safe tracking and
steering response, install radial tires
made by the same manufacturer and
with the same tread configuration on all
four wheels if you elect to mount winter
tires.
Snow chains*
Do not exceed specified
maximum speeds
Never exceed the maximum speed
for which the tires are rated.
Unprofessional attempts by laymen to
service tires can lead to damage and
accidents.
Have this work performed by skilled
professionals only. Your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center will be glad to
assist you with both their expertise and
the proper equipment for your vehicle.<
Tire condition, tire pressure
Only certain snow chains have been
tested by BMW and classified and
approved as safe. Consult your BMW
Sports Activity Vehicle center for
details. The use of narrow-link BMW
snow chains is approved only in pairs
on the rear wheels and only with the
following tire sizes.
BMW X5 4.6is: 255/55 R18
All other models: 235/65 R 17.
Comply with all manufacturer's safety
precautions when mounting the chains.
Do not exceed a maximum speed of
30 mph/50 km/h.
Winter tires display a perceptible loss in
their ability to cope with winter driving
conditions once the tread wears to
below 0.16 in/4 mm, and should thus
be replaced.
Comply with the specified tire inflation
pressures — and be sure to have the
wheel and tire assemblies balanced
every time you change the tires.
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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 12 in/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, as with all closing
procedures.
If it is determined that the hood is not
completely closed while driving, stop
immediately and close it securely.<
Index
Do not work on your vehicle
without appropriate skills. 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, please have the operations performed by your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center.<
Maintenance Controls
To unlock
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1 Engine oil dipstick 141
2 Reservoir for brake fluid – under the
microfilter trim panel 144
3 Auxiliary terminal for jump
starting 162
4 Coolant expansion tank 143
5 Engine oil filler neck 141
6 Reservoir for windshield and
headlamp washer system 141
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Engine oil
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It is more convenient to mix the
washer fluid before adding it to
the reservoir.<
Antifreeze agent for the washer
systems is inflammable. For this
reason, keep it away from sources of
As with fuel economy, oil consumption
flame and store it only in its original
is directly influenced by your driving
containers. Store it so that it is inacces- style and vehicle operating conditions.
sible to children. Comply with the
instructions on the containers.<
BMW X5 4.6is:
If the vehicle's performance reserves
are used extensively – high-performance driving – the oil level should be
maintained at the upper mark on the
dipstick.
Maintenance Controls
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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
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Fill with water and — if required — with a
washer antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recommendations.
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. Push the dipstick carefully all the way
into the guide tube and pull it out
again
5. The oil level should be in between
the two marks on the dipstick.
Data
Approximate capacity is 8.2 US quarts/
7.8 liters.
Checking oil level
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Windshield and headlamp washer
system
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To add oil
While you should wait until the level has
dropped to just above the lower mark
before adding oil, you should never
allow the oil level to fall below this
marking.
BMW engines are designed to
operate without oil additives; the
use of additives could lead to damage
in some cases. This is also true for the
manual transmission, the automatic
transmission, the differential, and the
power steering system.<
Recommendation: have the oil changed
by your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
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.
Always store oils, grease and similar
materials so that they are inaccessible
to children. Comply with warning labels
and information on containers.<
Ask your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center for details
concerning the specific BMW High
Performance Synthetic Oil or synthetic
oils which have been approved.<
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the
disposal of used oil.<
Viscosity ratings
Specified engine oils
The quality of the engine oil selected
has critical significance for the operation and service life of an engine. Based
on extensive testing, BMW has
approved only certain engine oils.
Use only approved BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil.
If you are unable to obtain BMW High
Performance Synthetic Oil, you can add
small amounts of synthetic oil in
between oil changes. Use only oils with
the API SH specification or higher.
You can also call BMW of North
America at 1-800-831-1117 or visit this
website: www.bmwusa.com to obtain
this information.
Viscosity is the oil flow rating as established in SAE classes.
The selection of the correct SAE class
depends on the climatic conditions in
the area where you typically drive your
BMW.
Approved oils are in SAE classes
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
These oils may be used for driving in all
ambient temperatures.
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Coolant
Overview
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1. Start by turning the cap of the expansion tank counterclockwise. Pause to
allow any accumulated pressure to
escape, then open
2. The coolant level is correct when the
end of the red float is aligned with
the upper edge of the filler opening,
refer to the arrow in the illustration,
or max. 0.8 in/2 cm higher, i. e. up to
the mark on the float, refer also to the
schematic diagram, next to the cap
Data
Correct coolant level when the engine
is cold approx. +68 7/+20 6:
Index
Checking coolant level and
adding coolant
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the
disposal of extended-duty antifreeze
with corrosion inhibitor.<
Maintenance Controls
3. If necessary, add coolant. Slowly add
coolant until the correct level is
reached – do not overfill.
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Do not add coolant to the cooling
system when the engine is hot. If
you attempt to do so, escaping coolant
can cause burns.
To avoid the possibility of damage later
on, never use anything other than
factory-approved, nitrite and aminofree extended-duty antifreeze with
corrosion inhibitor. Your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center is familiar with
the factory specifications.
Antifreeze and anticorrosion agents are
hazardous to health. You should always
store them in their original container
and in a location which is inaccessible
to children.
Extended-duty antifreeze with corrosion inhibitor contains the flammable
substance ethylene-glycol. For this
reason, do not spill antifreeze with
corrosion inhibitor on hot engine parts.
It could ignite and cause serious
burns.<
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fluid
Brake fluid level
If the indicator lamp for the
brake hydraulic system appears
or if the CHECK BRAKE FLUID
warning appears in the Check
Control: the brake fluid level is
too low.
Add brake fluid
The brake fluid reservoir is located
under the microfilter housing trim panel
on the driver's side of the vehicle. For
adding brake fluid or for determining
and correcting the cause of brake fluid
loss, consult your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center. Your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center is familiar with
the specifications for factory-approved
brake fluids – DOT 4.
Brake fluid loss may result in extended
brake pedal travel. For this situation,
refer to the notes on page 132.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, that is,
it absorbs moisture from the air
over time.
In order to ensure the safety and reliability of the brake system, have the
brake fluid changed every two years by
a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
Refer also 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 original container and in a location which is out of reach of children.
Do not spill the 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.<
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the
disposal of brake fluid.<
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From the point of view of maintenance,
62,000 miles/100,000 km accumulated
in short-distance urban driving are not
the equivalent of the same distance
covered at moderate speeds in longdistance highway travel.
As a precaution against corrosion, it is
advisable to have the body checked for
damage from rocks or gravel at the
same time, depending upon operating
conditions.
The BMW Maintenance System
includes the Engine Oil Service and
Inspections I and II.
Have your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center do the maintenance and repair.
Be sure that all maintenance work is
confirmed in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models or
the Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
These entries will constitute your proof
that the vehicle has received regular
maintenance. They are also required for
warranty claims.<
Determining the maintenance intervals
according to the actual loads on the
vehicle covers every kind of operating
situation. However, even those who
drive only short distances – significantly
less than 6,000 miles/10,000 km annually – should have the engine oil
changed at least every 2 years since oil
deteriorates over time, regardless of
use.
Overview
Maintenance Controls
For additional information on 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.
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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 and Warranty Information
Booklet – US models/Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet –
Canadian models
Data
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.
Conventional systems rely solely on
distance traveled to determine when
service is due. The BMW Maintenance
System, on the other hand, began many
years ago to take the actual conditions
under which the vehicle is driven into
consideration. After all, different drivers
can accumulate mileage in very
different ways.
Car care
For all information on this subject, refer
to the Caring for your vehicle manual.
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modifications
California Proposition 65 Warning
Light-emitting diodes – LEDs
California laws require us to state the
following warning:
Light-emitting diodes installed behind
translucent lenses serve as the light
Engine exhaust, some of its consource for many of the controls and disstituents, and certain vehicle complays in your vehicle. The concept
ponents
contain or emit chemicals
behind their operation is related to that
known to the State of California to
employed for lasers.
cause cancer and birth defects and
Do not remove the protective lens reproductive harm. In addition, certain
fluids contained in vehicles and certain
and avoid staring directly at the
products of component wear contain or
unfiltered beam for several hours, as
emit chemicals known to the State of
inflammation of the iris could result.<
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.<
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OBD interface socket
Service Engine Soon warning
lamp for Canadian models.
Controls
MainteRepairs
The purpose of the OBD system is to
ensure proper operation of the emission control system for the vehicle's
lifetime. The system monitors emissionrelated components and systems for
deterioration and malfunction.
Data
Under certain conditions, the indicator
will blink or flash. This indicates a rather
severe level of engine misfire. When
this occurs, you should reduce speed
and consult the nearest BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center as soon as posThe interface socket for the Onboard
sible. Severe engine misfire over only a
Diagnostic is located on the left of the
driver's side at the bottom of the instru- short period of time can seriously
damage emission control components,
ment panel and under a cover. The
especially the catalytic converter.
cover has the letters OBD on it.
When the filler cap is not properly
tightened, the OBD system can
detect the vapor leak and the indicator
will light up. If the filler cap is subsequently tightened, the indicator should
go out within a few days.<
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An illuminated lamp informs you
of the need for service, not of
the need to stop the vehicle.
However, the systems should be
checked by your BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center at the earliest possible
opportunity.
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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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Front
Rear
1. Move the wiper to a fold-out position, refer to page 68
2. Lift the wiper arm and press the
securing spring, refer to arrow
3. Pull the wiper blade off toward the
wiper arm
4. Insert the new blade and snap it into
place.
1. Hold the wiper blade on the window
and remove/unclip the wiper arm at
the articulated joint, refer to arrow
2. Insert a new wiper blade and press it
on/clip it into the wiper arm.
Use only wiper blades approved
by BMW.<
Fold the wipers back down onto
the windshield before you turn the
ignition key to position 1 or 2 again. If
you do not, they could be damaged.<
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Lamps and bulbs
High beams
Overview
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left, refer
to arrow, and remove
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
The right side of the engine compartment.
A replacement bulb set is available from
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
For checking and adjusting headlamp aim, please contact your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.<
Whenever 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 do this
could result in short circuits.
Comply with any instructions provided
by the bulb manufacturer. If you do not,
injuries and damages during the bulb
replacement can occur.<
Low beams
1 Low beams
2 High beams
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
2. Disconnect the plug
3. Plug the new bulb into the plug
connector. Be sure that it is securely
engaged
4. Install in the opposite order.
Repairs
Do not touch the glass portion of a
new bulb with your bare hands
since even small amounts of impurities
burn into 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.<
The bulb is pressurized. Therefore, wear safety glasses and
protective gloves. Failure to comply
with this precaution could lead to injury
if the bulb is accidentally damaged
during replacement.<
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HB3 bulb, 60 watts
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The bulb is pressurized. Therefore, wear safety glasses and
protective gloves. Failure to comply
with this precaution could lead to injury
if the bulb is accidentally damaged
during replacement.<
Data
H7 bulb, 55 watts
Index
The lamps and bulbs make essential
contributions to the safety of your
vehicle. For this reason, follow the
instructions below carefully when
replacing a bulb. If you are not familiar
with any of the procedures, consult
your BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center.
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and bulbs
Because of the extremely high
voltages involved, any work on the
xenon lighting system should be carried
out by technically-qualified personnel
only. Failure to comply with this creates
a risk of fatal injury.<
Turn signal indicators/Standing
lamps – side marker lamps – front
Dual-filament bulb, 28/8 watts
Please contact a BMW Sports Activity
Vehicle center in case of a malfunction.
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The operating life of these lamp units is
extremely long and the likelihood of
failure very low, provided that they are
not switched on and off a very great
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 traffic
laws in your area do not prohibit this.
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Side turn signal indicators
Front fog lamps
5 watt bulb
H3 bulb, 55 watts
1. Use finger pressure against the rear
end of the lamp, refer to arrow, to
press it forward for removal
2. Press gently on the bulb and turn it to
the left to remove it
3. Replace the bulb.
The bulb is pressurized. Therefore, wear safety glasses and
protective gloves. Failure to comply
with this precaution could lead to injury
if the bulb is accidentally damaged
during replacement.<
1. Pull the cover in front of the fog lamp
forward
2. Loosen the two screws, refer to
arrows, and remove the fog lamp
3. Turn the cover cap on the rear of the
fog lamp to the left and remove
4. Unhook the wire clamp, remove the
contact base and replace the bulb.
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Lamps and bulbs
Lamps in the side panel:
Lamps in the tailgate:
Tail lamp 2: 21/5 watt bulb
Remaining bulbs: 21 watts
1. Open the cover in the side panel
2. Lift the side panel if necessary
3. Press gently on the bulb holder and
turn it to the left to remove it
4. Remove the bulb.
1. Unclip the trim panel in the tailgate
with a screwdriver
2. Press gently on the bulb holder and
turn it to the left to remove it
3. Remove the bulb.
1 Turn signal indicator
2 Rear lamps/Side marker lamps
3 Backup lamps
Center – high-mount – brake lamp
5 Reflector
LED strip in the rear spoiler: please
contact a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle
center in case of a malfunction.
Index
Data
4 Brake lamps
Maintenance Controls
Tail lamp assembly
Repairs
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License plate lamps
5 watt bulb
1. Press the lamp out to the side with a
screwdriver
2. Remove the lamp and replace the
bulb.
Changing a wheel
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 straightahead position, remove the key and
engage the steering lock. Shift into 1st
or reverse, selector lever in Park with
automatic transmission, and engage
the parking brake.
All passengers should be outside the
vehicle and well away from your immediate working area, behind a guardrail,
for instance.
If a warning triangle or portable hazard
warning lamp is required, set it up on
the roadside at an appropriate distance
from the rear of the vehicle.
Comply with all safety guidelines and
regulations.
Change the wheel only on a level, firm
surface which is not slippery. Avoid
jacking the vehicle up on a soft or slippery surface, snow, ice, very smooth
surfaces, etc., since it could slide sideways.
Position the jack on a firm support
surface.
Do not place wooden blocks or similar
objects under the jack. If this is done,
the jack might not be able to reach its
full support capacity because of the
limited height.
Do not lie under the vehicle or start the
engine when the vehicle is supported
by the jack. Failure to comply with this
creates a risk of fatal injury.<
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> Handle for the jack
Remove from its holder
Repairs
> Two wedges – wheel chocks
Open the liftgate and tailgate.
In the cargo area, fold up the floor
cover or pull-out cargo floor, refer to
pages 123, 124 or 125.
Take out the wedges, refer to arrow,
next to the spare wheel
> Lug wrench
Is located next to the spare wheel
Data
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 through
using them.
Index
What you will need
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> Jack
Remove the rubber band from the
holder, refer to arrow, and take out
the jack.
When you have completed work,
screw the jack all the way back
down, remove the handle and insert it
into its holder.
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Spare wheel
Removal aid for the spare wheel
1. Loosen the wing nut 1
2. Remove the plate 2 to the side
3. Unscrew the threaded rod 3
completely.
By using this device, you do not have to
lift the spare wheel out of the recess by
hand.
Its task is to help you to move the wheel
onto the tailgate, from where you can
easily lift it off.
1. Close the tailgate again
2. Grasp the handle of the removal aid
behind the spare wheel with both
hands and pull upward over the
tailgate, refer to arrow
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Changing a wheel
Hold the tailgate in the opened
position and do not allow it to
retract sharply upward. If you do so,
there is a risk of personal injury and
vehicle damage.<
Maintenance Controls
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5. Press the tailgate down and hold it
there. The spare wheel is now pulled
by means of the removal aid onto the
tailgate
Data
4. Remove the support rod from the
bracket
Index
3. Hook both buckles into the latch of
the tailgate, refer to arrow; the tailgate is released
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a wheel
6. Insert the support rod in the tailgate
lock and press down until it engages,
refer to arrow 1; then lock hook of
rod in striker, refer to arrow 2
Be sure that the support rod is
locked firmly in place. If you fail to
do so, it could retract sharply upward
and cause personal injury and vehicle
damage.<
7. You can now release the locked tailgate and take the spare wheel down
from the tailgate. It is recommended
that you leave the tailgate locked into
place until you have completed the
wheel change and placed the wheel
with the defective tire into the
removal aid.
1. Read carefully and comply with the
safety precautions on page 154
2. Secure the vehicle to prevent it from
rolling:
Place the wedges (chocks) behind
the wheels on the side opposite the
side you are lifting. If the vehicle is
parked on a downward slope, place
the wedges securely in front of the
wheels. If the wheel must be
changed on a surface with a more
severe slope, take additional precau- 5. Position the jack at the jacking point
tions to secure the vehicle from
closest to the flat tire so that the jack
rolling
base is vertically below the jacking
3. Loosen the lug bolts 1/2-turn
point and the entire surface of the
4. Insert the jack handle into the jack,
head of the jack will move into the
refer to the illustration in the next
square recess of the jacking point,
column
refer to the illustration detail, 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
8. Remove accumulations of mud or
dirt from the mounting surfaces of
the wheel and hub. Clean the lug
bolts
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Driving with spare wheel
With certain wheel-and-tire combinations the size of the spare
wheel differs from that of the other
wheels. The spare wheel is equivalent
to these in all speed and load ranges.
However, to restore the original state,
the normal wheel should be remounted
as soon as possible.
When the spare wheel is mounted, the
maximum speed rating is 130 mph/
210 km/h.<
Overview
Maintenance Controls
Before removing the support rod,
be sure that the tailgate is held
down firmly. If you fail to do so, it could
retract sharply upward and cause personal injury and vehicle damage.
After you remove the rod, close the tailgate carefully. Continue to hold it firmly
until it is completely closed.<
Replace the defective tire as soon as
possible and have the new wheel/tire
balanced.
Repairs
Store the wheel and the tools in the
order opposite that for removal.
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.
Data
Protect valve stems and valves from dirt
using screw-on valve stem caps. Dirt in
the valve stems frequently leads to slow
leaks.
The vehicle jack is designed for
changing wheels only. Do not
attempt to raise another vehicle model
with it or to raise any load of any kind.
To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.
To ensure continued safety, have the
tightness of the lug bolts checked with
a calibrated lug wrench – torque specification: 101 lb-ft/140 Nm – at the
earliest opportunity.<
Index
9. Position the spare wheel. Secure
the wheel by turning at least two
lug bolts into opposite bolt holes
10. Screw in the remaining lug bolts.
Tighten all the bolts securely
11. Lower the jack and remove it from
beneath the vehicle
12. Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal
pattern
13. Check and correct the tire inflation
pressure at the earliest opportunity.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
RDC*:
After mounting the spare wheel or
correcting the tire inflation pressure, reactivate the system, refer to
page 97.
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Maintenance
The battery is maintenance-free, that is,
the original electrolyte will normally last
for the service life of the battery under
moderate climatic conditions.
For all questions that regard the
battery, please consult your
BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
Since the battery is maintenance-free,
the following is for your information
only.<
Charging the battery
Charge the battery in the vehicle only
when the engine is not running. Use the
connections provided in the engine
compartment. For correct connections,
refer to Jump-starting on page 162.
Disposal
Return used batteries to a recycling point or your BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle center. Maintain the
battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Secure the battery
against tilting during transport.<
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Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds. Wash hands after
handling.<
Fuses
In the glove compartment
Open the glove compartment and turn
the two quick-release fasteners to the
left.
Do not disconnect the battery
when the engine is running. If
you do so, the ensuing voltage surge
will damage the vehicle's onboard electronics.<
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Do not attempt to repair a burned
fuse or replace it with a fuse
having a different color or ampere
rating. To do this could cause a fire in
the vehicle resulting from a circuit overload.<
Repairs
Open the right cover by pulling the
handle.
Data
In the cargo area
Index
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Overview
Fuses
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When your battery is discharged you
can used 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. Always use jumper
cables with fully insulated handles on
the terminal clamps.
Do not touch the live parts while
the engine is running. Failure to
comply with this creates a risk of fatal
injury. Carefully observe the following
instructions to avoid personal injury
and/or damage to one or both vehicles.<
1. Make sure, that the battery on the
support vehicle is rated at 12 volts.
This information is provided on the
battery label
2. Switch off the engine of the support
vehicle. Switch off all electrical
accessories in both vehicles – except
the hazard warning flashers of the
support vehicle
3. Make absolutely certain that there is
no contact between the bodywork of
the two vehicles – risk of short circuit
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4. The so-called jump start auxiliary terminal in the engine compartment of
your BMW acts as the positive battery terminal. The cap of this jump
start auxiliary terminal is identified by
a + symbol. To open, tip up the cap,
refer to arrow.
First connect a jump start cable to
the positive terminal of the discharged battery, and the other end to
the positive terminal of the support
vehicle
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Always adhere to this sequence
when connecting jumper cables;
failure to observe this procedure can
lead to sparks at the battery terminals
and pose an injury hazard.<
Maintenance Controls
Repairs
5. With the second jumper cable, connect the negative terminals of the
two vehicles. First connect the cable
to the support vehicle's negative bat- Depending on the cause of the fault,
tery terminal or a suitable ground on have the battery recharged by your
its engine or bodywork, and then the BMW Sports Activity Vehicle center.
other end to the negative battery terDo not use spray starter fluids to
minal or a suitable ground on the
start the engine.<
engine or bodywork of the vehicle
being started. There is a special nut
for this purpose on the left side panel
of your BMW, refer to the arrow in
the illustration
Data
6. Start the support vehicle's engine
and let it run at an increased idling
speed for a few minutes
7. Start the engine on the vehicle
needing the jump-start, and allow it
to run 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
8. Before disconnecting the jumper
cables let the engines run for a few
minutes
9. Then disconnect the jumper cables
in reverse sequence.
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the vehicle
Tow fitting
The screw-in tow fitting is stored
beneath the cargo area floor. Carry it
with you at all times. This fitting is
designed for installation in the tow
sockets located at the front and rear of
the vehicle, and is intended for towing
on paved road surfaces only.
It should not be used to pull a vehicle
out of deep snow, mud, sand, etc.
Always observe all applicable towing
laws and regulations.
Access to tow sockets
Front:
Use a screwdriver to press the right or
left cover out, refer to arrows.
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Avoid off-center towing. Be sure
that the tow rope is pulled tightly
when the towing vehicle begins to
move.<
Rear:
Pull the cover off.
Screw the tow fitting in until it is
tight. If you do not, the threads
could be damaged.
Do not tow the vehicle by any components of the running gear, or lash them
down in any way. If you do so, the components could be damaged, leading to
possible accidents.<
Do not tow a vehicle heavier than
your own. If you do, it is no longer
possible to control vehicle response.<
Tow-starting
It is not possible to start the engine of a
vehicle equipped with an automatic
transmission by towing or pushing.
For instructions on Jump starting refer
to page 162.
Never attempt to use your vehicle to
push another vehicle. If you do so,
damage to the energy-absorbing
bumpers could result.
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.
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Never allow passengers to ride in
a towed vehicle for any reason.<
Overview
Repairs
> Do not tow with sling-type equipment
> Use a wheel-lift or flatbed carrier
> Please comply with applicable towing
laws.
Data
Make sure that the ignition key
remains in position 1 even when
the electrical system has failed. This will
prevent the steering lock from
engaging. The steering and brakes are
without power assist when the engine is
not running. This means that increased
effort is required for steering and
braking.<
Towing with a commercial tow
truck
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.<
Index
In the event of electrical malfunction,
find some means of identifying the
vehicle in tow, for instance, place a sign
or warning triangle in the rear window.
1. Place the gearshift lever or selector
lever in Neutral
2. Turn the ignition key to position 0 or
remove it
3. Towing speed:
Maximum 30 mph/50 km/h
4. Towing distance:
Maximum 95 miles/150 km.
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1. Place the selector lever in position N
2. Towing speed:
Maximum 45 mph/70 km/h
3. Towing distance:
Maximum 95 miles/150 km
4. Turn the ignition key to position 1 to
ensure that the brake lamps, turn
signal indicators, horn and windshield wipers remain operative, and
to prevent the steering lock from
engaging
5. Switch on the hazard warning
flashers, comply with country-specific regulations.
Towing with a raised axle
Maintenance Controls
Towing a vehicle with automatic
transmission
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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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specifications
3
BMW X5 3.0i
BMW X5 4.4i
BMW X5 4.6is
181.8/2,979
6
268.4/4,398
8
281.9/4,619
8
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cm
Maximum output
at engine speed
hp
rpm
225
5,900
290
5,400
340
5,700
Maximum torque
at engine speed
Ib-ft/Nm
rpm
214/290
3,500
324/440
3,600
350/475
3,700
10.2
10.0
10.5
3.53/89.6
3.31/84
3.26/82.7
3.62/92.0
3.35/85.0
3.66/93.0
Compression ratio
Stroke
Bore
Fuel-injection system
in/mm
in/mm
Digital electronic engine-management system
An engine performance test is authorized only on an appropriate chassis dynamometer.
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Controls
67.2/1,707
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Data
111/2,820
184/4,667
All dimensions are given in inch/mm. Height: with level control system: 67.2/1,707; without level control system:
67.5/ 1,715. Height with roof-mounted luggage rack: with level control system: 68.5/1,740; without level control
system: 68.8/1,748. Track width X5 3.0i: 62.0/1,576; X5 4.6is: front 61.7/1,566, rear 62.8/1,596.
Min. turning circle dia.: 39.7 ft/12.1 meters
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85.8/2,180
Repairs
Maintenance
61.4/1,560
61.4/1,560
73.7/1,872
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BMW X5 3.0i
BMW X5 4.4i
BMW X5 4.6is
Curb weight – with one person, ready for operation, full tank of fuel, options not included
with manual transmission
Ibs/kg
4,533/2,056
–
with automatic transmission
Ibs/kg
4,586/2,080
4,824/2,188
–
4,824/2,188
Approved gross vehicle weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission
Ibs/kg
Ibs/kg
6,005/2,724
6,005/2,724
–
6,005/2,724
–
6,005/2,724
Approved front axle load
Ibs/kg
2,787/1,264
2,787/1,264
2,787/1,264
Approved rear axle load
Ibs/kg
3,307/1,500
3,307/1,500
3,307/1,500
Approved roof load capacity
Ibs/kg
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or the gross vehicle weight.
Cargo area capacity
cu ft/l
220/100
16.4 – 54.4/465 – 1,540 – according to DIN
69.04/1,955 – according to SAE
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Fuel specification: page 26
Windshield washer system
with headlamp washer system
quarts/liters
approx. 8.2/approx. 7.8
For details: page 141
Cooling system including
heater circuit
quarts/liters
11.1/10.5 – BMW X5 3.0i
13.7/13.0 – BMW X5 4.4i, 4.6is
For details: page 143
Engine oil and filter change
quarts/liters
8.0/7.5 – BMW X5 3.0i
8.5/8.0 – BMW X5 4.4i, 4.6is
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil
For details: page 142
Manual and automatic transmission,
transfer box and differential
–
–
Lifetime fluid, no fluid
change required
Controls
approx. 24.6/approx. 93
approx. 2.0/approx. 8 –
BMW X5 3.0i
approx. 2.5/approx. 10 –
BMW X5 4.4i, 4.6is
Maintenance
gal./liters
gal./liters
Index
Data
Repairs
Fuel tank
Reserve
Overview
Notes
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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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Everything from A to Z
A
ABS Antilock Brake
System 20, 132
Accessories 9
Activated-charcoal
filter 110
Adaptive brake light 98
Adding
brake fluid 144
coolant 143
engine oil 141
washer fluid 141
Adjusting
head restraints 47
mirrors 53
seats 44
steering wheel 52
thigh support 45
Air conditioner 102
Air distribution 103, 107
Air outlets 102, 105
Air supply 103, 107
Airbags 20, 55
Alarm system 39
Antifreeze 143
Antilock Brake System
ABS 20, 132
Anti-theft system 31
Approved gross vehicle
weight 170
Aquaplaning 132, 134
Arrival time 87
Ashtray
front 117
rear 118
AUC Automatic recirculatedair control 108
Automatic climate
control 105
removing condensation
from the windows 107
Automatic cruise control 71
Automatic curb monitor 51
Automatic dimming
exterior rearview
mirrors 54
interior rearview mirror 54
Automatic headlamp
control 99
Automatic recirculated-air
control AUC 108
Automatic steering wheel
adjustment 52
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 65
Average fuel
consumption 80
Average speed 80, 88
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 40
Axle loads 170
B
Backup lamps 65
bulb replacement 153
Battery 160
charge 160
discharged 163
Battery charge indicator
lamp 19
Battery, disposal 160
Belts 49
Beverage holder 116
Blower 103, 107
BMW comfort seat 46
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil 142
BMW Maintenance
System 145
BMW sports seat 45
BMW Universal
Transmitter 112
Brake fluid 144
Brake fluid level 144
Brake lamps
bulb replacement 153
Brake light, adaptive 98
Brake system 132
brake fluid 144
brake fluid level 133
brake pads indicator 21
disc brakes 133
hydraulic system
indicator 19
malfunctions 132
Break-in procedures 130
Bulbs and lamps 151
C
California Proposition
65 Warning 146
Can holder, refer to
beverage holder 116
Capacities 171
Cargo area 38, 120
capacity 170
cover 120
lamps 101
partition net 122
Cargo floor, pull-out 124
Cargo loading 126
Cellular phone 116
hands-free system 116
Center – high-mount – brake
lamp 153
Center (high-mount) brake
lamp 153
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Data link connector for Onboard Diagnostics 147
Date
calling up 82
changing 82
refer also to the Owner's
Manual for the Onboard
Computer
Daytime driving lamp 99
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 21, 92
E
Electric power windows 40
Electrical malfunction
liftgate 36
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
tailgate 38
Elements of operation 14
Emergency operation
doors 34
liftgate 36
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
tailgate 38
Energy control 74
Engine
output 168
power rating 168
specifications 168
Overview
Maintenance Controls
Drink holder, refer to
beverage holder 116
Driving notes 132
Driving through water 131
Driving with spare
wheel 159
Driving your BMW X5 131
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 21, 91
Dynamic Brake Control
DBC 21, 92
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 21, 91
Repairs
D
Deactivating the interior
motion sensor 32, 40
Deep water 131
Defrosting the
windows 104, 107
Digital clock 82
refer also to the Owner's
Manual for the Onboard
Computer
Dimensions 169
Dipstick, engine oil 142
Disc brakes 133
Displacement 168
Display lighting 100
Displays 15, 16, 17, 18
Disposal
used batteries 160
used oil 142
Disposal of battery 160
Distance from
destination 86
Distance warning 90
Divided rear backrest 120
Door keys 30
Doors
convenience operation 34
manual operation 34
remote control 32
unlocking and locking 34
DOT Quality Grades 135
Data
Configuring individual
settings via Vehicle and
Key Memory 61
Consumption, fuel 87
Convenience operation of
windows and sliding/tilt
sunroof 34
Convenience starting
feature 63
Coolant 143
temperature gauge 76
Copyright notice 4
Correct sitting posture 44
seat adjustment 44
Cruise control 71
Cruising range 80, 87
Cup holder 116
Curb weight 170
Index
Central locking system 30
button 35
Changing a wheel 155
CHECK button 77
Check Control 77
Check tire pressures 26
Checking
engine oil level 142
Child-safety locks 60
Cigarette lighter
front 117
rear 118
socket 118
Clean the windshield 69
Climate control in the rear
passenger area 109
Clock 82
refer also to the Owner's
Manual for the Onboard
Computer
Cockpit 14
Code 88
activating 88
deactivating 88
selecting 88
Comfort seat 46
Compartments 116
Computer 80, 81, 85
refer also to the Owner's
Manual for the Onboard
Computer
remote control 89
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Engine compartment
essentials 140
Engine coolant 143
Engine oil 141, 142
consumption 141
grades 142
level 20
pressure 19
Estimated time of arrival 87
Exterior mirrors 53
Exterior rearview mirrors,
automatic dimming
feature 54
Frost protection,
radiator 143
Fuel 26
capacity 171
display 75
gauge 75
quality 26
specifications 26
Fuel consumption 87
average 87
Fuel filler door 24
electrical malfunction 24
Fuses 160
F
G
Failure of an electrical
accessory 160
Filling the windshield washer
reservoir 141
First-aid kit 24
Fittings, tow-starting and
towing 164
Flashlight 115
Flat tire 98, 134, 155
Fog lamps 100
bulb replacement 152
Folding rear backrest 120
Footbrake 133
Front area lighting 101
Front fog lamps 100
Front seat adjustment 44
Garage-door opener 112
Gasoline 26
General driving notes 132
Glasses compartment 117
Glove compartment 115
Gross vehicle weight 170
Ground clearance 131
H
Handbrake 64
Hands-free system 116
Hazard warning flashers 14
Hazard warning triangle 24
HDC Hill Descent
Control 93
Head restraints 47
Headlamp flasher 68
Headlamp washer
system 69, 141
Heated seats 51
Heated steering wheel 53
Heating and
ventilation 102, 105
Heating while stopped 109
Heavy cargo 126
Height 169
Height adjustment
seats 46
steering wheel 52
High beams 22, 100
bulb replacement 151
High-mount brake lamp 153
Hill Descent Control
HDC 93
Holder for cans, refer to
beverage holder 116
Hood 139
Hood release 139
Hydraulic Brake Assistant
refer to DBC 21
Hydroplaning 132, 134
I
Ice warning 73
Identification, tires 137
Ignition key 30
Ignition lock 62
Imprint 4
Independent ventilation
system 84, 111
switching on and off 84
Indicator lamps 19
Inflation pressures,
tires 134
monitoring 97
INSPECTION 76
Instrument
cluster 15, 16, 17, 18
Instrument lighting 100
Instrument
panel 15, 16, 17, 18
Intensive cleaning
system 69
Interior lamps 101
remote control 32
Interior mirrors 54
Interior motion sensor 40
Interior rearview mirror,
automatic dimming
feature 54
Interlock 62
Intermittent wipe 68
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L
Lamps and bulbs 151
Lashing eyes 38, 126
LATCH – Lower Anchors and
Tethers for CHildren –
child-restraint system 60
Lead-free gasoline 26
Length 169
License plate lamps
bulb replacement 154
Liftgate 36
opening from the
inside 36
release following an
electrical
malfunction 36, 38
remote control
operation 32
Lighter 117
LIGHTS ON warning 99
Load-securing devices 126
M
M+S radial tires 138
Maintenance 76, 145
Maintenance System 145
Malfunction displays 77
Manual operation
doors 34
fuel filler door 24
liftgate 36
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
tailgate 38
Manual transmission 64
Master key 30
Maximum cooling 108
Mechanical seat 45
Memory 50
driver's seat 50
mirrors 50
steering wheel 50
Messages concerning
system malfunctions 77
N
Navigation system, refer to
the separate Owner's
Manual
O
OBD interface socket 147
Odometer 73
Oil
additives 142
consumption 142
dipstick 142
grades 142
temperature gauge 75
Overview
Oil change interval, refer to
the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models or to the Warranty
and Service Guide Booklet
for Canadian models
Oil level 20
indicator lamp 20
Oil pressure, indicator
lamp 19
OILSERVICE 76
Onboard computer, refer to
the separate Owner's
Manual
Onboard Diagnostic
system 147
Onboard tool kit 150
Opening and closing
from the inside 35
from the outside 34
using the key 34
using the remote
control 31
Outlets, ventilation 102, 105
Outside temperature
display 73
in the computer 80
Maintenance Controls
Key Memory 61
Keys 30
Keys with radio remote
control 30
Kickdown mode 66
MID Multi-Information
Display 81
digital clock 82
Mirror defrosting 53
Mirror memory 50
Mirrors 53
Modifications,
technical 9, 146
Monitoring inflation
pressure, tires 97
Moonroof 42
Multifunction buttons,
steering wheel 23
Multi-Information Display
MID 81
digital clock 82
Repairs
K
Louvers 102, 105
Low beams 99
automatic 99
bulb replacement 151
Low-fuel warning lamp 75
Lug bolts 158
Lug wrench 155
Luggage net 38
Luggage straps 38
Lumbar support 46
Data
Jack 155, 156, 158
Jump-starting 162
Index
J
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Everything from A to Z
P
R
Park Distance Control
PDC 90
Parking aid 90
Parking brake 20, 64
Parking lamps 99
Particle filter 104, 110
Passenger side mirror tilt
function 51
PDC Park Distance
Control 90
Please fasten safety belts
warning lamp 20
Poor driving conditions 131
Power loss
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
Power outlets
flashlight 124
other appliances 124
vacuum cleaner 124
Power rating 168
Power rear-seat
backrests 48
Power seat 46
Power windows 40
safety switch 41
Pull-out cargo floor 124
Rain sensor 68
RDC Tire Pressure
Monitor 97
warning lamp 19, 21
Rear backrests, folding
down 120
Rear lamps 153
Rear passenger area climate
control 109
Rear seats, power 48
Rear window
defroster 103, 108
Rear window wiper 70
blade replacement 150
Rear-seat backrest, folding
down 120
Rear-seat backrests,
power 48
Rearview mirrors
exterior 53
interior 54
Rechargeable flashlight 115
Recirculated-air
mode 103, 108
Reclining seat 44
Refueling 24, 181
Releasing
hood 139
tailgate following an
electrical malfunction 38
Reminder signal – Memo 83
Remote control 31
computer 89
Removal aid for the spare
wheel 156
Removing condensation
from the
windows 104, 107
Replacing
antifreeze, radiator 143
bulbs 151
fuses 160
windshield wiper
blades 150
Reporting safety defects 10
Reservoir, washer
system 141
Residual heat 106, 109
Reverse 65
Rims 137
Roller sun blinds 111
Roof load capacity 170
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 127
S
Safe seating position 44
with airbags 44
with safety belts 44
Safety belts 49
height adjustment 49
Safety defects, reporting 10
Safety lock buttons 35
Seat adjustment 44
Seat belts 49
Seat, electric power 46
Seat heating 51
Seat, mechanical 45
Seat memory 50
Seat, mirror and steering
wheel memory 50
Securing cargo 38, 126
Selector lever, automatic
transmission 66
Self-leveling
suspension 94, 131
inactive 94
warning lamp 21
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models 145
Service Engine Soon
indicator lamp 21
Service Interval
Display 76, 145
Set temperature 107
Shiftlock 66
Shoulder support 47
Side airbags 55
Side Impact Head Protection
System 55
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Overview
Time
calling up 82
changing 82
of arrival, estimated 87
Timer
refer to Stopwatch
refer also to the Owner's
Manual for the Onboard
Computer
Tire 134
damage 134
pressure monitoring 97
replacement 135
tread 134
Tire condition 134
Tire inflation
pressures 26, 134
monitoring 97
table 27
Tire Pressure Monitor
RDC 97
warning lamp 19, 21
Tire Quality Grading 136
Tools 150
Torque 168
Tow fittings 164
Towing the vehicle 164
Tow-starting 164
Track width 169
Maintenance Controls
Tachometer 74
Tail lamps 153
bulb replacement 153
Tailgate 37
opening from the
outside 36
release following an
electrical malfunction 38
remote control
operation 32
Tank capacity 171
Technical
modifications 9, 146
Telephone preparation 116
Temperature display,
outside
temperature 73, 80
Temperature gauge 75, 76
Temperature
layering 104, 109
Temperature setting 107
Thigh support
adjustment 45
Third brake lamp 153
Tilt alarm 32
Tilt alarm sensor 40
Tilt function, passenger side
mirror 51
Repairs
T
Data
Sports seat 45
Standing lamps 100
Starting assistance 163
Starting problems 63, 163
Starting the engine 62, 63
Steering lock 62
Steering wheel
adjustment 52
adjustment, automatic 52
heating 53
lock 62
memory 50
Steering wheel with
multifunction buttons 23
Steptronic 65
Stopwatch 83
Storage compartments 116
in the cargo area 123
Summer tires 137
Sunroof 42
Sunshades 111
Switching off the engine 63
Switch-on times
input 84
Symbols 8
Synthetic oils 142
System malfunction
indicators 77
Index
Side lamps 99
bulb replacement 152
Sitting safely with
airbags 44
Sitting safely with safety
belts 44
Ski bag 119
Sliding/tilt sunroof 42
closing following an
electrical malfunction 43
convenience operation 34
power loss 43
remote control 32
Snow chains 138
Socket
power supplies 118
vacuum cleaner 118
Spare key 30
Spare tire 156
Spare wheel 156
removal aid 156
Spare wheel, driving 159
Speaker 116
Special features of winter
tires 138
Special wash program 69
Speed 88
Speed control 71
Speed limit 85, 86
Speedometer 15, 17, 18
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Traction Control System,
refer to DSC 91
Transmission 64, 65
Transporting children
safely 58
Tread depth, tires 134
Trip odometer 73
Turn signal indicator 68
bulb replacement 152
Turning circle 169
Two-axle self-leveling
suspension 94
display 95
lowering 96
raising 95
Valve caps 159
Variable Ride Height 94
Vehicle battery 160
Vehicle jack 155
Vehicle keys 30
Vehicle Memory 61
Vehicle vacuum cleaner
power outlet 124
socket 118
Ventilation 102, 104, 109
draft-free 104, 109
in the rear 104, 109
while parked 111
Viscosity 142
Voice entry 23
U
W
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 136
Universal Transmitter 112
Used batteries,
disposal 160
Used oil, disposal 142
Warm feet – cool head 104
Warning lamps 19
Warning messages 77
Warning triangle 24
Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian
models 145
Washer fluid 141
Washer reservoir, filling 141
Washer/wiper system 68
Weights 170
V
Vacuum cleaner
power outlet 124
socket 118
Wheel and tire
combinations 137
Wheel, changing 155
Wheelbase 169
Wheels and tires 137
Width 169
Windows 40
convenience operation 34
remote control 32
Windshield
intensive cleaning
program 68
special wash program 68
Windshield washer
filling reservoir 141
Windshield wiper 68
blade replacement 150
Winter tires 138
Wiper blade
replacement 150
Wipers 68
Work in the engine
compartment 139
X
Xenon lamps 152
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Refueling
So that you will have important specifications available when you stop to
refuel, we recommend that you supplement this table with data which 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 oil dipstick corresponds to
approx. 1.1 US quarts/1 liter.
Tire inflation pressures
Summer
Front
Rear
Winter
Front
Rear
4 persons
5 persons or 4 plus luggage
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