BMW 325XI Automobile User Manual

Owner's Manual
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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and
security when you drive it. Therefore we have one request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the
information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new BMW. The
manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in obtaining
maximum satisfaction from your BMW's unique array of advanced technical features. It also contains information on vehicle maintenance designed to enhance
operating safety while simultaneously helping you to maintain your BMW's value
throughout an extended service life. For additional information refer to the supplemental manuals.
This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It
should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important
operating, safety and maintenance information.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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About this Owner's Manual
Symbols used
Your 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 specific topics is by using the detailed
index at the end. If you wish to gain an
initial overview of your vehicle, you will
find this in the first chapter.
Indicates precautions that must
be followed precisely in order to
avoid the possibility of personal injury
and serious damage to the vehicle.
On purchasing your BMW, you have
decided in favor of a model with individualized equipment and features. This
Owner's Manual describes all models
and equipment that BMW offers within
the same group.
Should you wish to sell your BMW at
some time in the future, please remember to hand over this Owner's Manual
to the new owner; it is an important part
of the vehicle.
If you have any additional questions,
your BMW center will be glad to advise
you.
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information.
Indicates special equipment, country-specific equipment and optional
extras.
Identifies systems or components
which can be activated or adapted
to suit an individual driver's requirements – Vehicle Memory, Key Memory.
Refer to page 59. Activation and adjustments on some of these systems can
be performed at your BMW center.
We hope you will understand that
equipment and features are included
that you might not have chosen for your
vehicle. You can easily identify any differences with the aid of the asterisk
used to identify all optional equipment
and accessories.
If your BMW features equipment which
is not described in this Owner's Manual
such as a car radio or telephone, Supplementary Owner's Manuals are
enclosed. We ask you to read these
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Notes
Status at time of printing
BMW pursues a policy of continuous,
ongoing development conceived to
ensure that our vehicles continue to
embody the highest quality and safety
standards combined with advanced,
state-of-the-art technology. For this
reason, the features described in this
Owner's Manual could differ from those
on your vehicle. Nor can errors and
omissions be entirely ruled out. You are
therefore asked to appreciate that no
claims can be recognized on the basis
of the data, illustrations or descriptions
in this Owner's Manual.
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For your own safety
Important safety information!
For your own safety, use genuine
Use unleaded gasoline only. Fuels
parts and accessories approved by
containing up to and including
BMW.
10% ethanol or other oxygenates with
When you purchase accessories tested
up to 2.8% oxygen by weight – that is,
and approved by BMW and Original
15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an
BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire
equivalent amount of co-solvent – will
the assurance that they have been thornot void the applicable warranties
respecting defects in materials or work- oughly tested by BMW to ensure optimum performance when installed on
manship. Field experience has indiyour vehicle.
cated significant differences in fuel
BMW warrants these parts to be free
quality – volatility, composition, addifrom defects in material and workmantives, etc. among gasolines offered for
ship.
sale in the United States and Canada.
The use of poor-quality fuels may result BMW will not accept any liability for
damage resulting from installation of
in driveability, starting and stalling
parts and accessories not approved by
problems, especially under certain
environmental conditions, such as high BMW.
ambient temperature and high altitude. BMW cannot test every product on the
Should you encounter driveability prob- market to determine whether it can be
used on a BMW safely and without risk
lems which you suspect could be
to either the vehicle, its operation, or its
related to the fuel you are using, we
occupants.
recommend that you respond by
Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories
switching to a recognized high-quality
and other products approved by BMW,
brand.
together with professional advice on
Failure to comply with these recommendations may result in unscheduled using these items, are available from all
BMW centers.
maintenance.
Installation and operation of non-BMW
Obey all applicable safety rules when
approved accessories such as alarms,
handling gasoline.<
radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,
wheels, suspension components, brake
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Notes
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 a CB, walkietalkie, ham radio or similar, 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.
See your BMW center for additional
information.
Do not use key or remote control to
lock doors or luggage compartment
with anyone inside the vehicle. Refer to
the Owner's Manual for more details. <
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
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA in addition to notifying BMW of
North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227,
Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227,
Telephone toll-free 1-800-831-1117.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a
> Federal Emissions Performance War- group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
ranty
NHTSA cannot become involved in indi> California Emission Control System
vidual problems between you, your
Limited Warranty.
dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
Detailed information about these warTo contact NHTSA, you may either call
ranties is listed in the Service and Warthe Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at
ranty Information Booklet for US mod1-800-424-9393 or 366-0123 in the
els or in the Warranty and Service
Washington, D.C. area, or write to:
Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
NHTSA, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Washington, D.C.
20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
> Federal Emissions System Defect
Warranty
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Cockpit 14
Instrument cluster 16
Indicator and warning lamps 18
Steering wheel with multifunction
buttons* 22
Hazard warning triangle* 23
First-aid kit* 23
Refueling 24
Fuel specifications 25
Tire inflation pressure 25
Controls and features
About this Owner's Manual 4
Symbols used 4
Your individual vehicle 4
Status at time of printing 5
For your own safety 5
Symbol on vehicle parts 6
Service and warranty 6
Reporting safety defects 6
Overview
Notes
Contents
Opening and closing:
Keys 30
Central locking system 30
Opening and closing – via the
remote control 31
Opening and closing – via the
door lock 33
Opening and closing – from the
inside 34
Luggage compartment lid 35
Luggage compartment 37
Alarm system* 38
Electric power windows 40
Sliding/tilt sunroof* 41
To adjust:
Safe seating position 44
Seats 44
Manual seat adjustment 45
Power seat adjustment* 46
Lumbar support* 46
Head restraints 47
Safety belts 47
Seat and mirror memory* 49
Seat heating* 50
Steering wheel 51
Mirrors 51
Passenger safety systems:
Airbags 53
Transporting children safely 55
Vehicle Memory, Key
Memory 59
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Controls and features
Contents
Driving:
Ignition lock 60
Starting the engine 60
Switching off the engine 62
Parking brake 62
Manual transmission 63
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic* 64
Turn signal indicator/Headlamp
flasher 67
Washer/wiper system/Rain
sensor* 68
Cruise control* 69
Everything under control:
Odometer 71
Tachometer 71
Energy control 71
Fuel gauge 72
Engine coolant temperature
gauge 72
Service interval display 73
Check Control 73
Clock 74
Computer* 75
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Technology for safety and
driving convenience:
Park Distance Control (PDC)* 77
Automatic Stability Control plus
Traction (ASC+T)* 78
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC)* 80
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) –
BMW 325xi, 330xi 82
Hill Descent Control (HDC)* 84
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)* 85
Flat Tire Monitor* 86
Loading and transporting:
Through-loading system* 106
Ski bag* 107
Cargo loading 108
Roof-mounted luggage
rack* 110
Lamps:
Parking lamps/Low beams 89
Instrument lighting 90
High beams/Standing lamps 90
Fog lamps* 91
Interior lamps 91
Controlling the climate for
pleasant driving:
Air conditioning 92
Automatic climate control* 96
Roller sun blind* 100
Interior conveniences:
Premium sound system* 101
Glove compartment 101
Storage compartments 102
Cellular phone* 104
Ashtray, front* 104
Ashtray, rear* 105
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Wheels and tires:
Tire inflation pressure 117
Tire condition 117
Tire replacement 118
Wheel and tire
combinations 120
Winter tires 120
Replacement procedures:
Onboard tool kit 136
Windshield wiper blades 136
Lamps and bulbs 137
Changing a wheel 141
Run Flat tires* 145
Battery 146
Fuses 146
Technical data
Special operating instructions:
Break-in procedures 114
Driving notes 115
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) 115
Brake system 116
Owner service procedures
Operation, maintenance
Contents
Engine data 152
Dimensions 153
Weights 154
Capacities 155
Giving and receiving
assistance:
Jump-starting 147
Towing the vehicle 148
In the engine compartment:
Hood 122
Engine compartment
essentials 124
Washer fluids 126
Engine oil 126
Coolant 128
Brake fluid 129
Maintenance:
The BMW Maintenance
System 130
Laws and regulations:
California Proposition 65
warning 131
OBD interface socket 131
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Index
Contents
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Everything from A to Z 158
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Cockpit
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Cockpit
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7 Horn: the entire surface
8 Adjusting the steering wheel 51
9 Fog lamps 91
Controls
Maintenance
6 Rear window defroster 94, 99
Repairs
5 Central locking system 30
Data
4 Hazard warning flashers
Index
3 Washer/wiper system/Rain
sensor 68
Overview
1 Parking lamps/Low beams 89
2 > Turn signal indicators 67
> Standing lamps 90
> High beams 90
> Headlamp flasher 67
> Computer 75
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Instrument cluster
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Instrument cluster
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2 Indicator lamp for turn signals 21
3 Speedometer
4 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
Overview
1 Fuel gauge 72
8 Control button for the clock 74
9 Selector lever and program display
for automatic transmission 19, 66
10 Display for
> Trip odometer/Odometer 71
> Clock 74
> Service interval 73
> Computer 75
11 Check Control 73
Maintenance
7 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
Repairs
6 Engine coolant temperature
gauge 72
Controls
5 Tachometer and Energy Control 71
12 Trip odometer, reset to zero 71
Index
Data
13 Indicator and warning lamps 18
to 21
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Indicator and warning lamps
Technology that monitors itself
Indicator and warning lamps that are
identified by ● are tested for proper
functioning whenever the ignition key is
turned. They each light up once for different periods of time.
If a fault should occur in one of these
systems, the corresponding lamp does
not go out after the engine is started, or
it lights up while the vehicle is moving.
You will see how to react to this below.
Red: stop immediately
Battery charge current ●
The battery is no longer being
charged. Indicates a defective
alternator drive belt or a problem with
the alternator's charge circuit. Please
contact the nearest BMW center.
If the drive belt is defective, stop
and switch off the engine immediately to prevent overheating and serious engine damage. If the drive belt is
defective, increased steering effort is
also required.<
Engine oil pressure ●
Stop the vehicle immediately
and switch off the engine.
Check the engine oil level; top off as
required. If the oil level is correct:
Please contact the nearest BMW center.
Red and yellow: continue driving
cautiously
The brake warning lamp comes
on together with the yellow indicator lamps for ABS ● and
ASC+T/DSC:
The entire ABS, CBC,
ASC+T/DSC and ADB/ADB-X/
Do not continue driving, as the
DBC control system has failed.
engine could sustain serious damContinue driving cautiously and
age from inadequate lubrication. <
defensively. Avoid hard brake applications. Please have the system checked
Brake warning lamp ●
by your BMW center as soon as possiIf the lamp comes on when the
ble.
parking brake is not engaged:
Additional information beginning on
check the brake fluid level. Before drivpage 78
ing further, be sure to comply with the
CBC, ABS and ASC+T/DSC and
instructions on pages 116 and 129
ADB/ADB-X/DBC indicator and
Parking brake warning lamp for
warning lamps for Canadian
Canadian models.
models.
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)/Flat
Tire Monitor ●
In addition, an acoustic signal is
sounded: a tire failure 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
pages 85, 86
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Indicator and warning lamps
Airbags ●
Please have the system
inspected by your BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 53
Yellow: check as soon as possible
Engine oil level
If the lamp comes on during
normal vehicle operation: the
engine oil level has fallen to the absolute minimum; refill as soon as possible.
Do not drive more than approx.
30 miles/50 km before refilling.
For additional information: refer to
page 126
Engine oil level
Comes on after the engine has
been switched off: add engine
oil at your earliest opportunity, such as
when you next stop to refuel.
For additional information: refer to
page 126
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Please fasten safety belts ●
Comes on together with an
acoustic signal until the safety
belts are fastened.
For additional information on safety
belts: refer to page 47
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)/Flat
Tire Monitor ●
Check tire inflation pressures.
Refer to pages 25, 85, 86
Repairs
Parking brake warning lamp for
Canadian models.
Automatic transmission
The transmission has
responded to a malfunction by
reverting to operation in its emergency
default program. Please consult the
nearest BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 64
Brake pads ●
Have the brake pads checked.
For additional information: refer
to page 116
Data
Brake warning lamp
Comes on when the parking
brake is engaged – an additional
acoustic signal sounds when starting
off.
For additional information: refer to
page 62
Orange: consult the nearest BMW
center
Index
Red: an important reminder
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Indicator and warning lamps
Automatic Stability Control plus
Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) ●
Indicator lamp flashes:
The system is actively regulating drive
torque and braking force.
The indicator lamp stays lit:
The ASC+T has been switched off via
the button, ADB is operational; or DSC
has been switched off using the button,
DTC is operational.
Please consult the nearest BMW center
in case of a malfunction.
Additional information beginning on
page 78
BMW 325xi, 330xi:
DSC has been switched off manually or
there is a system malfunction.
ADB-X is operational in its standby
mode. If the warning lamp fails to go
out when you press the DSC button
again, this indicates a system malfunction affecting both DSC and ADB-X.
Please consult the nearest BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 82
Automatic Stability Control plus
Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and brake
warning lamp ●
The indicator lamps remain on:
The ASC+T/ADB or DSC/DTC
have been switched off manually or
there is a system malfunction.
Please consult the nearest BMW center.
Additional information beginning on
page 78
BMW 325xi, 330xi:
DSC and ADB-X system malfunction.
There is no provision for deactivating
ADB-X.
Please consult the nearest BMW center.
For additional information: refer to
page 82
DSC and ADB indicator and
warning lamps for Canadian
models.
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) ●
Malfunction in DBC system.
Conventional braking efficiency
is available and unrestricted.
Have the system repaired at your BMW
center as soon as possible.
For additional information: refer to
page 115
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
warning lamp for Canadian
models.
Add washer fluid
The washer fluid level is too low.
Top off the fluid at the earliest
opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 126
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 24
SERVICE ENGINE SOON ●
If the indicator lamp comes on
either continuously or intermittently, this indicates a fault in the emissions-related electronic systems.
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Indicator and warning lamps
Add coolant
The coolant level is too low. Add
coolant at the earliest opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 128
Blue: for your information
High beams
Comes on when the high beams
are on or the headlamp flasher
is actuated.
For additional information: refer to
pages 67, 90
Overview
Controls
Engine electronics ●
There is a fault in the electronic
engine-management system.
You can continue to drive with reduced
engine output or engine speed. Please
have the system inspected by your
BMW center.
Front fog lamps
Lights up whenever you switch
on the fog lamps.
For additional information: refer to
page 91
Maintenance
SERVICE ENGINE SOON warning lamp for Canadian models.
Cruise control
Lights up when the cruise control is activated: ready for operation via the steering wheel with multifunction buttons.
For additional information: refer to
page 69
Repairs
Although the vehicle remains operational, you should have the systems
checked by your BMW center at the
earliest possible opportunity.
For additional information: refer to
page 131
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Index
Turn signal indicator
Flashes when the turn signals
are on.
Rapid flashing indicates a system malfunction.
For additional information: refer to
page 67
Data
Green: for your information
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Steering wheel with multifunction buttons*
These buttons let you operate the following functions quickly and without
being distracted from traffic conditions:
> Selected radio functions
> The cruise control
> Selected telephone functions
> The voice recognition system.
The controls are active only when
the corresponding systems and
accessories are switched on. <
> CD
Press briefly: jump to next track
Extended pressure: search function
in track
> Cassette
Press briefly: jump to the next track
or stop fast forward
Extended pressure: fast forward
> Phone
Scan personal phone book.
Rewind: same functions as forward.
Press briefly: receive a phone call, initiate dialing, terminate a call.
Extended pressure:
Volume.
Switch voice recognition on and off.
Cruise control: select a stored setting.
Switch between phone, radio, cassette
and CD.
Cruise control: store and accelerate +
or decelerate and store –.
Forward:
> Radio
Press briefly: station scan in FM band
Cruise control: activate/interrupt/deacExtended pressure: station search
tivate.
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First-aid kit*
The hazard warning triangle is stored in
a storage case on the left side of the
luggage compartment.
The first-aid kit is located under the
passenger seat.
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Data
Some of the articles in the first-aid
kit have a limited period of use
before expiration. For this reason,
check the expiration dates of each of
the items regularly and replace any
whose expiration dates have passed.
You can purchase replacements in any
drugstore or pharmacy.
Always observe all legal regulations
requiring a first-aid kit to be carried in
the vehicle.<
Repairs
To close: fold the cover up and press it
until the tab engages.
Index
Always observe all legal regulations requiring a warning triangle
to be carried in the vehicle.<
To release: pull the handle and fold the
cover down.
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Hazard warning triangle*
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Refueling
Always observe all safety precautions posted at the service station
when handling fuel.
Never carry spare fuel containers in
your vehicle. Whether empty or full,
these containers can leak, cause an
explosion, or lead to fire in the event of
a collision.<
Fuel filler door
Always switch off the engine
before refueling, as it is not possible to add fuel with the engine running,
and attempts may also trigger the
SERVICE ENGINE SOON lamp.<
Press on the rear edge of the fuel filler
door to open and close it.
If an electrical malfunction occurs, you
can unlock the fuel filler door manually:
1. Undo the trim panel on the right side
of the luggage compartment
2. Pull the knob with the fuel pump
symbol.
Simple and environmentally
friendly
Open the filler cap carefully to
prevent fuel from spraying out.
Fuel spray may cause injury.<
Keep the filler cap in the bracket – see
arrow – 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 effectiveness of
the vapor recovery system on the
pump.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle shuts off the first time.
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Fuel specifications
Close the fuel 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 CHECK FILLER CAP
lamp.<
The engine uses lead-free gasoline
only.
> Premium Unleaded Gasoline,
min. 91 AKI.
AKI = Anti Knock Index
The specified inflation pressures are
provided on a sticker attached to the
B-pillar and are visible with the driver's
door open.
Maintenance
Controls
Never use leaded fuel, as it would
cause permanent and irreversible
damage to the oxygen sensor and the
catalytic converter.<
Checking tire pressures
All pressures are specified in the standard units of pressure, psi and kilopascal, and apply to cold tires – tires at
ambient temperature – refer to tire
pressure table at the end of this chapter.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
(TPM)/Flat Tire Monitor:
Repairs
Do not drive to the last drop of
fuel. This can prevent the engine
from operating properly and result in
damage.<
Required fuel:
Data
> Approx. 16.6 gal./63 liters, of which
> approx. 2.1 gal./8 liters are reserve
capacity.
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After correcting the inflation pressures,
reinitialize the system, refer to
pages 85, 86.
Index
Tank capacity
Tire inflation pressure
Overview
Refueling
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Tire inflation pressure
Another instruction plate regarding
inflation pressures on the door pillar
indicates which system your vehicle is
equipped with.
Check the tire pressures on a regular basis – at least twice a
month – and before every extended
journey. Otherwise, incorrect tire pressure can lead to poor handling, to tire
damage and accidents.
Remember to check the inflation pressure in the space-saver or standard
spare tire.
Inflate the spare tire to the highest inflation pressure specified for your vehicle.<
Comply with tire approval
specifications
The inflation pressures in the table
apply to BMW approved tire sizes and
tire manufacturers. Your BMW center
can provide you with more information
about these. Higher pressures may be
required for tires made by other manufacturers.
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 pressure
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41/280
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
29/200
–
–
33/230
33/230
–
–
41/280
V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load, 32/220
Q M+S, 205/60 R 15 91 Q M+S,
Q M+S, 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S,
Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S
36/250
36/250
44/300
30/210
35/240
35/240
42/290
30/210
–
–
35/240
35/240
–
–
42/290
205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load, 33/230
205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S, 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S – not 325xi,
205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S
38/260
38/260
45/310
225/40 ZR 18
255/35 ZR 18
32/220
–
–
38/260
39/270
–
–
46/320
30/210
35/240
35/240
42/290
30/210
–
–
35/240
35/240
–
–
42/290
205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load, 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load, 33/230
205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load, 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S
38/260
38/260
45/310
205/50
195/65
205/55
205/50
R
R
R
R
17
15
16
17
93
91
91
93
325i 205/55 R 16 91 H M+S, 205/55 R 16 91 H,
325xi 225/50 R 16 92 W – not 325xi, 225/45 R 17 91 W
225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
330i
330i 225/45 R 17 91 W
330xi 225/45 ZR 17
245/40 ZR 17
All
Space-saver spare tire
61/420
Controls
33/230
Maintenance
33/230
Repairs
29/200
Data
205/55 R 16 91 H M+S, 205/55 R 16 91 H,
225/50 R 16 92 W, 225/45 R 17 91 W
Index
320i
Overview
BMW Tires
All pressure specifications in the table are indicated in psi/kilopascal with cold tires –
cold = ambient temperature
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Keys
Central locking system
2 Spare master key – for storage in a
safe place, such as in your wallet.
This key is not intended for constant
use
3 Door and ignition key – the locks for
the luggage compartment lid and the
glove compartment cannot be operated with this key. This is useful for
valet parking, for instance
The key set
1 Master key with remote control unit –
determine the functions of the Key
Memory, refer to page 59.
You can mark the 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 that is
charged automatically in the ignition
lock as you drive.
For this reason, if you have master keys
that are not being used otherwise, use
those keys approximately once a year
while driving for an extended period to
charge the battery.<
The concept
The central locking system is ready for
operation when the driver's door is
closed. The system simultaneously
engages and releases the locks on the
> doors
> luggage compartment lid
> fuel filler door.
The central locking system can be
operated
> from outside via the remote control
as well as via the driver's door lock
> from inside by pressing a button.
The fuel filler door is not locked when
the central locking system is activated
from the inside, refer to page 34. When
the system is actuated from the outside, the anti-theft system is also activated. This prevents the doors from
being unlocked via the lock buttons or
the release handle. The alarm system is
also activated or deactivated.
If locked from the inside, the central
locking system unlocks automatically in
the event of an accident, except on
doors that have been locked individually using the lock buttons, refer to
page 36. In addition, the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on.
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
Master keys with remote control
Controls
2 Lock and secure, arm alarm system,
activate interior lamps, disarm tilt
alarm sensor and interior motion sensor
3 Open the luggage compartment lid,
panic mode – trigger alarm
To release
Press the button once to unlock the
driver's door.
Press the button a second time to disengage all vehicle locks.
Index
You can have a signal set to confirm that the vehicle's locks have
engaged securely.<
1 Unlock, convenience opening mode,
and disarm alarm system
Maintenance
If it is no longer possible to lock
the vehicle via the remote control,
the battery is discharged. Use this key
while driving for an extended period in
order to recharge the battery.
To prevent unauthorized use of the
remote control, surrender only the door
and ignition key or the spare key when
leaving the vehicle for valet parking, for
example.
Whenever you unlock or lock the vehiIn the event of a system malfunction,
cle, you simultaneously deactivate/actiplease contact your BMW center. You
vate the anti-theft system, disarm/arm
can also obtain replacement keys
the alarm system and switch the interior
there.<
lamps on/off.
Repairs
page 32.
With this function you can also
search for your vehicle when parked
in an underground garage, for
instance
> To open the luggage compartment
lid, refer to page 32.
The luggage compartment lid will
open slightly, regardless of whether it
was previously locked or unlocked.
Overview
The remote control gives you an excepPersons or animals inside the
tionally convenient method for unlockvehicle may be able to lock the
ing and locking your vehicle. Furtherdoors from the inside. For this reason,
more, it provides two additional
always take the vehicle keys with you
functions:
so that the vehicle can be opened again
from the outside at any time.<
> To switch on interior lamps, refer to
Data
The concept
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Opening and closing – via the remote control
Convenience opening mode
Press and hold button: the power windows and sliding/tilt sunroof are
opened.
To lock and secure
Press button.
To open the luggage
compartment
If this should occur, you can still open
and close the vehicle using the master
key in either the door or luggage compartment lid locks.
Press button.
The luggage compartment lid will open
slightly, regardless of whether it was
previously locked or unlocked.
Before and after a trip, be sure
that the luggage compartment lid
has not been opened unintentionally.<
To switch on the interior lamps
With the vehicle locked, press button.
Provided that the alarm system is
armed, you can respond to imminent
danger by holding down the button for
more than 2 seconds.
To switch off the alarm:
Press button a second time immediately after locking.
For additional information, refer to
page 39.
The transmitter and receiver units comply with part 15 of the FCC Federal
Communications Commission regulations. Operation is governed by the following:
FCC ID:
> LX8EWS
> LX8FZVS
> LX8FZVE.
Panic mode – trigger alarm
To deactivate the tilt alarm* and
interior motion sensors*
For US owners only
Press button.
External systems
The remote control system's operation
may be affected by other units or
equipment operating in the immediate
vicinity of your vehicle.
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 the equipment.<
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Opening and closing – via the door lock
Manual operation
In the event of electrical malfunction
You can have a signal set to confirm that the vehicle's locks have
engaged securely.<
Repairs
One turn of the key in the driver's door
lock unlocks the driver's door only.
Turning the key a second time unlocks
all of the remaining doors, the luggage
compartment lid and the fuel filler door.
Maintenance
Turn the key to the extreme left or right
to unlock/lock the driver's door.
Controls
Whenever closing the windows or
sliding/tilt sunroof you should
always monitor their path and progress
to ensure that no one is injured.
Release the key to stop the windows or
sliding/tilt sunroof.<
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> To open: with the door closed, hold
the key in the Unlock position
> To close: with the door closed, hold
the key in the Lock position.
Index
You can also operate the power windows and the sliding/tilt sunroof via the
door lock.
Data
Convenience operation
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Opening and closing – from the inside
To unlock and open the doors
> Either unlock the doors together with
the button for the central locking system and then pull each of the release
handles above the armrests or
> pull the release handle for each door
twice: the first pull unlocks the door,
and the second one opens it.
To lock
You can use this button to control the
central locking system whenever the
doors are closed. The doors and luggage compartment lid are unlocked or
locked only. The anti-theft system is not
activated.
If only the driver's door was
unlocked from the outside and
you press the button, then, with the
driver's door still open, the passengerside door, the luggage compartment lid
and the fuel filler door will unlock, too.
If the driver's door is closed, it will be
locked.<
> Either use the central locking button
to lock all doors at once or
> press down the individual door lock
buttons. The fuel filler door remains
unlocked. To prevent the driver from
being inadvertently locked out of the
vehicle, the driver's door lock button
will not engage as long as the door is
open.
Persons or animals inside the
vehicle may be able to lock the
doors from the inside. For this reason,
always take the vehicle keys with you
so that you can open the vehicle again
from the outside at any time.<
If you desire, the central locking
system can be activated automatically as soon as you begin to drive. This
can be adjusted to be key-specific.<
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Luggage compartment lid
To secure separately
To open from the outside
Only the master keys fit in the lock for
the luggage compartment lid, refer to
page 30.
Turn the master key to the right past the
resistance point and then pull it out in
the horizontal position.
Press the button in the handle recess –
see arrow: the luggage compartment lid
opens slightly.
This locks the luggage compartment lid
and disconnects it from the central
locking system. This feature can be
used to prevent unauthorized access to
the luggage compartment when you
surrender the door and ignition key
only, refer to page 30. This can be
advantageous for valet parking, for
example.
The luggage compartment is lit when
the luggage compartment lid is opened.
Manual operation
In the event of electrical malfunction
Repairs
The lock
Maintenance
Controls
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The luggage compartment lid is locked
again as soon as you close the lid.
Data
Turn the master key all the way to the
left – the luggage compartment lid will
open slightly.
Index
Refer also to "To open from the inside"
on page 36.
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Luggage compartment lid
Should it be absolutely necessary to
operate the vehicle with the luggage
compartment lid open:
1. Close all windows. Shut the sliding/tilt sunroof
2. Greatly increase the quantity of air
coming from the air conditioning or
automatic climate control system,
see page 92 or 96.
To open from the inside*
To close
If the luggage compartment lid has not
been locked separately, you can open it
with this button in the footwell on the
driver's side when the vehicle is stationary.
The handle recesses in the interior trim
panel of the luggage compartment lid –
see arrows – make it easier to pull the
lid down.
To avoid injuries, be sure that the
travel path of the luggage compartment lid is clear when it is closed,
following the same precautions as with
all closing procedures.<
Operate the vehicle only when the
luggage compartment lid is
closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes
could penetrate the interior of the vehicle.<
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Luggage compartment lid
Luggage compartment
Emergency release
Floor panel
This lever releases the luggage compartment lid from the luggage compartment's interior.
Lift the floor panel with the ring, then
use the tab to suspend it from the
weather-stripping on the drip rail – see
arrow.
Index
Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
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Luggage compartment
Alarm system*
The concept
The vehicle alarm system responds:
> When a door, the hood or the luggage compartment lid is opened
> To movement inside the vehicle –
interior motion sensor
> To variations in the vehicle's tilt angle
such as those occurring during
attempts to steal the wheels or tow
the vehicle – tilt alarm sensor
> To interruption of battery voltage.
You can have different acknowledgment signals set to confirm
arming and disarming.<
You can also open the luggage compartment lid when the system is armed
by pressing the remote control button,
refer to page 32. The lid is once again
secured when it is closed.
The system responds to unauthorized
vehicle entry and attempted theft by
You can turn the floor mat over to trans- simultaneously activating the following:
port soiled objects, etc. The rubber> The acoustic alarm sounds for
coated side is suitable for washing and
30 seconds
is also designed to inhibit sliding.
> The hazard warning flashers are actiThe fittings at the corners of the lugvated for approx. five minutes
gage compartment provide you with a
> The high beams flash on and off in
convenient means of attaching luggage
rhythm with the hazard warning flashnets* and flexible straps for securing
ers.
luggage.
Floor mat
Refer also to Cargo loading on
page 108.
To arm and disarm the alarm
system
When the vehicle is locked or unlocked
via the driver's door lock or with the
remote control, the alarm system is also
simultaneously armed or disarmed.
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Alarm system*
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and
then flashes continuously. The tilt alarm
sensor and interior motion sensor are
deactivated for as long as the system
remains armed.
Data
> 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 luggage compartment lid are not completely closed. Even if you do not
close the alerted area(s), the remaining areas are secured, and the indicator lamp will flash continuously
after 10 seconds. However, the interior motion sensor is not activated
> If the indicator lamp goes out when
the system is disarmed: no manipulation or attempted intrusions have
been detected in the period since the
system was armed
> If the indicator lamp flashes for
10 seconds when the system is dis-
Interior motion sensor
In order for the interior motion sensor to
function properly, the windows and the
sliding/tilt sunroof must be completely
closed.
Index
Indicator lamp displays
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
The system deactivates the tiltsensor may be switched off at the same
alarm sensor and the interior
time. You can do this to prevent a false
motion
sensor if the convenience closalarm from being triggered in garages
ing
of
windows
is interrupted in the first
with elevator ramps, for instance, or
when the vehicle is transported by train: 10 seconds and then restarted. The
alarm must then be disarmed and reactivated before it will resume operation.<
Lock the vehicle twice, i.e. arm the system. Press button on the remote control
twice in succession or lock the vehicle
twice with the key.
Controls
Avoiding unintentional alarms
> persons or animals are left in the
vehicle
> the windows or the sliding/tilt sunroof
are being left open.
Maintenance
Following triggering of an alarm, the
indicator lamp will flash continuously.
Nevertheless, you should deactivate
the interior motion sensor, refer to previous column, if
Repairs
armed: an attempted entry has been
detected in the period since the system was armed.
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Electric power windows
To open and close windows
When leaving the vehicle, always
remove the ignition key from the
lock and remember to close the doors
to prevent children from operating the
power windows and injuring themselves, etc.<
After the ignition has been switched off:
You can still operate the electric power
windows for up to 15 minutes, as long
as no one opens either of the front
doors.
> Press the switch briefly past the presDespite this safety feature, be
sure point: the window moves autoextremely careful to ensure that
matically. Pressing the switch again
the closing path of the window is not
stops the opening cycle.
obstructed. Some types of objects
You can close the windows in the same might fail to trigger the contact strip in
some situations – very thin objects, for
manner by pulling the switch.
instance.
Separate switches are located under
You can override this safety feature by
the windows in the rear passenger
pressing the switch beyond the resisarea.
tance point and holding it.<
For the convenience mode via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
page 32 or 33.
Safety feature
A contact strip is located on the inside
upper frame of each of the front windows. If pressure is exerted against this
contact strip while a window is being
raised, the system will respond by stopping the window and then retracting it a
small distance.
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher:
> Press the switch until you feel resistance: the window retracts as long as
you maintain pressure on the switch
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Repairs
Press the safety switch whenever
children are riding in the rear of
the vehicle. Careless use of the power
windows can lead to injury.<
Data
With the safety switch, you can prevent
the rear windows from being opened or
closed via the switch in the rear passenger area – by children, for example.
Index
Safety switch
Maintenance
To prevent injuries, exercise care
when closing the sliding/tilt sunroof and keep it in your field of vision
until it is shut.
When leaving the vehicle, always
extract the ignition key from the lock
and remember to close the doors to
prevent children from operating the
sliding/tilt sunroof and injuring themselves, etc.<
Overview
Sliding/tilt sunroof*
Controls
Electric power windows
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Sliding/tilt sunroof*
To use the convenience mode via the
remote control or the door lock, refer to
page 32 or 33.
Raising the sunroof
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher: tap the switch.
Tapping the switch again stops the
motion immediately.
Opening and closing
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher
> Slide the switch until you feel resistance: the sunroof opens and closes
as long as you hold the switch
> Slide the switch past the pressure
point: the sunroof moves automatically.
Tapping the switch again stops the
motion immediately.
The headliner retracts with the sunroof
while it is opening.
After the ignition has been switched off:
you can still operate the sunroof for up
to 15 minutes, as long as no one opens
either of the front doors.
If you briefly press the switch in the
raise direction while the sunroof is
open, the sunroof will rise to its uppermost position.
After the ignition has been switched off:
you can still operate the sunroof for up
to 15 minutes, as long as no one opens
either of the front doors.
> when it is closing from a point
roughly past the middle of its travel
the closing cycle is interrupted and the
sliding/tilt sunroof will open again
slightly.
Despite this safety feature, be
extremely careful that the travel
path of the sunroof is not obstructed
whenever it is closed. Remember that
the safety mechanism may not be able
to detect obstructions under all circumstances – with very thin objects, for
instance.
You can disable this safety feature by
pressing the switch beyond the pressure point and holding it.<
The headliner insert slides back somewhat when you raise the roof.
Do not use force to close the
headliner insert with the sunroof in
its raised position, as damage to the
mechanism could result.<
Safety feature
If the sliding/tilt sunroof encounters
resistance
> when it is closing from the raised
position
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1. Remove the interior lamp, then reach
into the exposed opening and press
out the cover
2. Use the Allen key from the onboard
tool kit, refer to page 136, to turn the
sliding/tilt sunroof in the desired
direction.
Data
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can also operate the sliding/tilt
sunroof manually:
Index
Manual operation
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Sliding/tilt sunroof*
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To adjust
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Safe seating position
For relaxed and fatigue-free driving you
should select a sitting position that
reflects your personal requirements. In
combination with the safety belts and
airbags, the correct seating position
plays an important role in enhancing
occupant safety in the event of an accident. To ensure that the vehicle's safety
systems provide you with optimal protection, we request that you direct your
careful attention to the following section.
For supplementary information on
transporting children, refer to page 55.
Sitting safely with airbags
Always maintain an adequate distance between yourself and the
airbags. Always hold the steering wheel
by the rim to keep any chance of injury
to hands or arms to an absolute minimum should the airbag be deployed.
Never allow any objects, individuals or
animals to obstruct the areas between
passengers and airbags. Never use the
front airbag's cover as a storage tray or
support for objects of any kind. Never
allow front passengers to rest their feet
or legs on the airbag cover.<
Seats
When adjusting your seat, always
observe the following precautions
For airbag locations and additional
information on airbags, refer to
page 53.
Sitting safely with safety belts
Never allow more than one person
to wear a single safety belt. Never
allow infants or small children to ride in
a passenger's lap. Avoid twisting the
belt while routing it firmly across the
hips and shoulder, wear it as snugly
against your body as possible. Do not
allow the belt to rest against hard or
fragile objects. Do not route the belt
across your neck, or run it across sharp
edges. Be sure that the belt does not
become caught or jammed. Avoid
wearing bulky clothing and pull on the
lap belt periodically to retension it over
your shoulders. In the event of a frontal
impact, a loose lap belt could slide over
your hips, leading to abdominal injury.
In addition, the safety belt's restraint
effectiveness is reduced if it is worn
loosely. Expectant mothers should
always wear their safety belts, taking
care to position the lap belt against the
lower hips, where it will not exert pressure against the abdominal area.<
Never try to adjust your seat while
operating the vehicle. The seat
could respond with unexpected movement, and the ensuing loss of vehicle
control could lead to an accident. Never
ride with the backrest reclined to an
extreme angle. This is especially important for the front passenger to remember. If you do so, there is a risk that you
will slide under the safety belt in an
accident, thus reducing the protection
provided by the safety belt.<
Seat adjustment
> Manual seat adjustment, refer to
page 45
> Power seat adjustment, refer to
page 46
> Head restraint, refer to page 47.
For information on using the safety
belts, refer to page 47.
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Manual seat adjustment
You can also adjust the tilt angle and
the thigh support:
1 To tilt up:
Pull the lever up repeatedly, continuing until the seat reaches the desired
tilt angle
2 To tilt down:
Push the lever down repeatedly, continuing until the seat reaches the
desired tilt angle
3 Thigh support:
Pull the lever and adjust the position
of the thigh support for your personal
comfort
Repairs
2 Height
Pull the lever and apply weight to or
remove weight from the seat as
required
BMW sports seat* adjustment
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
3 Backrest angle
Pull the lever and apply weight to or
remove weight from the backrest as
required
Index
Seat adjustment
Maintenance
Controls
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Power seat adjustment*
Lumbar support*
Seat adjustment
To adjust
1 Tilt angle
You can adjust the backrest's contour
for additional support in the curvature
of your spine's lumbar region.
2 Backward/Forward adjustment
3 Height
4 Backrest angle
The head restraint is adjusted manually,
refer to page 47.
With the BMW sports seat you can also
adjust the thigh support, refer to
page 45.
The upper hips and spinal column
receive supplementary support to help
you maintain a relaxed, upright posture.
> Press the front/rear of the switch:
increase/decrease curvature
> Press the upper/lower end of the
switch: increase the upper/lower curvature.
Please refer to the adjustment
instructions on page 44 to reduce
the risk of personal injury.<
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Safety belts
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Overview
2. Press button – see arrow 1 – and
remove the head restraint.
Installation – front
Always wear your safety belt
Height: pull the head restraint up or
push it down.
Always fasten your safety belt before
starting off. As supplemental restraint
devices, the airbags are designed to
enhance the effectiveness of the safety
belts, and not to replace them.
You can reduce the risk of spinal
injury and whiplash by adjusting
the head restraint to a height at which it
is centered roughly at ear level.<
Removal – front
1. Pull up the head restraint, continuing
until it is at maximum extension
To close
Make sure you hear the catch engage in
the belt buckle.
To release
1. Press red button in the belt buckle
2. Hold end of the belt
3. Guide belt back into the inertia reel.
Data
Adjust the angle of the front head
restraints by tilting them manually.
Index
Press button to retract to the
lowest position – see arrow 1.<
Repairs
To adjust
Maintenance
Controls
Slide the head restraint into the sockets.
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Safety belts
The rear belt buckle with the word
CENTER is intended exclusively
for the passenger sitting in the middle.<
Adjusting safety belt height
Use the height adjustment mechanism
to adapt the shoulder strap to the ideal
level for your own body:
> Slide the button up or down.
Please refer to the seat adjustment
instructions on page 44.
If the safety belt system has been
subjected to the stresses involved
in an accident or otherwise damaged:
have the entire safety belt mechanism
replaced by your BMW center, including the safety belt tensioner. In addition, have your BMW center inspect the
safety belt anchors. If a child-restraint
system was in the vehicle during an
accident, consult the manufacturer's
instructions regarding replacement.<
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Seat and mirror memory*
Memory will not retain the adjustment made to the lumbar support.<
To store
1. Ignition key position 1 or 2
2. Adjust your seat and exterior mirrors
to the desired position
3. Press the MEMORY button: the indicator lamp in the button lights up
4. Press memory button 1, 2 or 3, as
desired: indicator lamp goes out.
The driver's door is closed and the ignition key is either removed or in position
0 or 2:
> Maintain pressure on the desired
memory button – 1, 2 or 3 – until the
adjustment process is completed.
If you press the MEMORY button
accidentally: press the button
again; the indicator lamp goes out.<
Your BMW center can adjust your
vehicle's systems in such a manner that your personalized settings are
automatically set for the seat and exterior mirror positions when you unlock
the vehicle with your personal remote
control.<
Controls
Maintenance
You can store and recall three different
driver's seat and exterior mirror positions.
> Briefly press memory button 1, 2 or 3,
as desired.
Movement stops immediately when
one of the seat-adjustment or memory buttons is activated during the
adjustment process.
Repairs
Ignition key in position 1:
Data
Do not select a memory position
while the vehicle is moving. If you
do so, there is a risk of accident from
unexpected seat movement.<
Before activating the programmed
adjustment feature, ensure that
the footwell behind the driver's seat is
empty and unobstructed. If you fail to
do so, persons, animals or objects
could be injured or damaged if the seat
should move backward.<
Index
To select a stored setting
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Seat and mirror memory*
Seat heating*
Passenger-side exterior mirror tilt
function
The seat cushion and backrest can be
heated with the ignition key in
position 2.
Automatic curb monitor*
1. Move mirror selector switch 1 to the
driver's mirror position
2. When shifting into Reverse or placing
the selector lever in position R, the
passenger-side mirror tilts downward to help the driver monitor the
area directly adjacent to the vehicle
during parking – curbs, etc.
You can select different heating modes
by repeatedly pressing the buttons.
You can also switch the higher heating
modes off directly:
Press the button and hold it slightly
longer.
How far the passenger mirror tilts
can be set individually for each
ignition key.<
You can deactivate this automatic feature by setting the mirror selection
switch to the passenger side position.
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Mirrors
Both mirrors are automatically heated
when you turn the ignition key to position 2.
To adjust
To adjust exterior mirrors
Never attempt to adjust the steering wheel while driving the vehicle
– it could respond with unexpected
movement, posing a potential accident
hazard.<
1 Mirror switch for 4-way adjustment
1. Push the locking lever downward
2. Adjust the steering column's rake
and reach to suit your seat position
3. Pull the lever back up to clamp the
steering wheel in the new position.
The mirrors can also be adjusted manually:
2 Selection switch for changing
between mirrors
Controls
Electric defrosting*
Maintenance
objects reflected in the mirror are closer
than they appear. This means that estimates of the distance to following traffic
should not be regarded as precise.<
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Repairs
To adjust manually
Press against the edges of the lens.
For storing mirror settings, refer to Seat
and mirror memory on page 49.
Index
The mirror on the passenger's
side is convex. When estimating
the distance between yourself and
other traffic, bear in mind that the
Data
Steering wheel
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Interior rearview mirror
To reduce glare from vehicles behind
you when you are driving at night, tilt
the lens by turning the button.
Vehicles without alarm system:
Tilt the small lever forward.
Interior rearview mirror with
automatic dimming feature*
This mirror automatically dims through
an infinitely variable range. It returns to
its clear, undimmed mode whenever
you engage reverse.
To ensure that the mirror continues to
operate efficiently, ensure that the photocells remain clear and unobstructed.
One photocell is integrated in the mirror's lens – see arrow – while the other
is located at an offset position on the
rear of the mirror. Refrain from attaching stickers or other objects to the
windshield in the area immediately
behind the rearview mirror.
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Passenger safety systems
Airbags
3 Side airbags on the driver and passenger sides – front and rear*
Do not apply adhesive materials to
the cover panels of the airbags,
cover them or modify them in any other
way. Do not remove the airbag restraint
Protective effect
The front airbags supplement the three- system. In the event of a malfunction,
deactivation or triggered activation – as
point safety belts by providing addia response to an accident – of the airtional protection in the event of a
severe frontal collision in which the pro- bag restraint system, consult your BMW
tection afforded by the belts alone may center for inspection, repairs or disassembly. Do not modify or tamper with
no longer be sufficient. The Head Proeither the wiring or the individual comtection System and side airbags help
provide protection in the event of a col- ponents in the airbag system. These
include the upholstered covers on the
lision from the side. Each of the side
airbags is designed to help support the steering wheel, the instrument panel,
side panels on doors and the roof struts
seat occupant's upper body.
Controls
Maintenance
All vehicle occupants should
always sit upright and be properly
restrained – infants and small children
in appropriate child-restraint systems;
larger children and adults using the
safety belts. Never let an occupant's
head rest near or on a side airbag
because the inflating airbag could
cause a serious or fatal injury. Please
note that the word Airbag imprinted on
the door trim panel indicates the airbag's location.
Accident research shows that the safest place for children in an automobile
is in the rear seat. However, a child sitting in the rear seat and not properly
restrained could place his or her head
on or near the airbag, if so equipped.
For example, a child — even though
belted in — may fall asleep with his or
Repairs
The airbags do not deploy in
response to minor collisions, rear
impacts and certain kinds of vehicle
2 Head airbags for driver and front pas- rollover.<
senger
1 Front driver and passenger-side airbags
Data
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
center. You may have them activated if
you desire to do so. Please contact
your BMW center for additional information.<
as well as down the sides of the roof
liners. Also, do not attempt to remove
the steering wheel. Unprofessional
attempts to service the system could
lead to failure in an emergency or
undesired airbag activation, either of
which could result in personal injury. Do
not touch the individual components
immediately after the system has been
activated, as this could result in personal injury.<
Index
For information on the correct sitting
posture, refer to page 44.
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Airbags
her head against the side airbag. It may
be difficult for a driver to ensure that
children in the rear seat will remain
properly positioned at all times and not
place their heads on or near the side
airbag. Therefore, we recommend that
the rear-seat side airbags, if installed in
the vehicle, be deactivated if children
will travel in the rear seat.
The rear seat side airbags may already
have been deactivated, either at the
time of manufacture or by a BMW center. Labels in the 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 center.<
This is the right way a child should sit in
a child restraint when rear side airbags,
see arrow, are provided.
This is the right way a larger child
should sit wearing the seat belt when
rear side airbags, see arrow, are provided.
Indicator lamp
Even when all these guidelines are followed, there is still a small residual risk
of injuries to the face, hands and arms
occurring from airbag deployment in
isolated instances.
The indicator lamp indicates the
operational status of the airbag
system with the ignition key in
position 1 or higher.
The ignition and inflation noise may
induce a mild temporary hearing loss in
sensitive individuals.
> The indicator lamp comes on briefly
when you turn the ignition key to
position 1 or higher.
Corresponding airbag warning labels
are found on both sun visors.
System malfunction:
System operational:
> Indicator lamp does not come on or
> indicator lamp lights up continuously.
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Overview
If there is a system malfunction, there is
a risk that the airbags will not be triggered within their normal response
range, even if the level of impact would
normally have triggered them.
Child-restraint system with
tether strap
It is recommended to readjust the head
restraint in the lowest possible position.
Adjust the tether strap according to the
child-restraint manufacturer's instructions.
Index
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.
If the respective seating position is fitted with a head restraint, lift the head
restraint and pass the tether strap
between the head restraint and the seat
back.
Repairs
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.
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.
Data
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.
Maintenance
Controls
Have your BMW center inspect the system immediately.
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Before installing any childrestraint device or child seat,
please read the following:
Never install a rear-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 rear-facing child-restraint system – of the kind designed for infants
under 1 year and 20 lbs/9 kg – would
be within the airbag's deployment
range, you should never mount such a
device in the front passenger seat,
since the impact of the airbag against
the child-restraint's backrest could lead
to serious or fatal injuries.
If it is necessary for a child – not an
infant – to ride in the front seat, certain
precautions should be taken. First,
move the passenger seat as far away
from the dashboard as possible. This
important precaution is intended to
maximize the distance between the airbag and the child. Older children
should be tightly secured with a safety
belt after they have outgrown a booster
seat that is appropriate for their age,
height, and weight. Younger children
should be secured in an appropriate
forward-facing child-restraint system
that has first been properly installed
with a safety belt.
Never install a rear-facing childrestraint system in the front passenger
seat.
We strongly urge you to carefully read
and comply with the instructions for
installation and use provided by the
child-restraint's manufacturer whenever
you use such a device.
Do not attempt to modify child-restraint
systems. If you do this, the protection
provided by these systems could be
impaired.
Always ensure that all occupants – of all
ages – remain properly and securely
restrained at all times.<
Securing child-restraint system
All of the rear belt retractors and the
front passenger's safety belt can be
locked for mounting and securing childrestraint systems.
A label with the appropriate instructions
for this is located in the immediate
vicinity of the buckle latch of each
safety belt.
All rear seating positions in your vehicle
meet the recommendations of
SAE J1819, an industry-recommended
practice for securing child-restraint sys- To lock the safety belt
tems in motor vehicles.
Extract the entire length of the belt from
the inertia reel mechanism. Allow the
reel to retract the belt somewhat and
engage the buckle, then tighten the belt
against the child-restraint system. The
retraction mechanism is now locked.
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Overview
The belt cannot be extracted further.
Always observe the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer of
the child-restraint system.
To unlock the safety belt
LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren
Canadian models only:
Remove the cover from the outside
mount by pulling forward. When reinstalling ensure that the recess is on the
top.
Index
Data
The LATCH anchorage points are identified by buttons.
The left and right rear seats are both
equipped with a LATCH child-restraint
mounting system.
Repairs
LATCH child-restraint mounting
system
Maintenance
Controls
Release the safety belt, remove the
child seat and retract the safety belt to
its end position on the belt retractor.
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Transporting children safely
With through-loading system: tilt the
backrest halfway forward to make the
cover easier to remove, refer to
page 106.
The illustration is an example showing
the anchorages for a LATCH childrestraint mounting system at the right
rear seat.
Child safety locks
Slide down the lever located in the rear
door:
The door can now be opened from the
outside only.
Always follow all manufacturer's
instructions and observe all safety
precautions when installing the LATCH
child-restraint mounting system.<
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Vehicle Memory, Key Memory
The available configuration data fall into
two categories, according to whether
their primary orientation is the vehicle –
Vehicle Memory – or the individual –
Key Memory. Provided that each per-
What the system can do
You can learn about the entire array of
features this system offers at your BMW
center.
Examples for Vehicle Memory:
> Various signals as acknowledgment
when locking or unlocking your vehicle, refer to pages 31, 33
> Activating/deactivating the "Follow
me home" function, refer to page 89
> Activating/deactivating daytime driving lamps, refer to page 89
> Selecting units of measure for displaying time, outside temperature,
distance traveled and fuel consumption in the instrument panel
You will see this symbol throughout the Owner's Manual. It is to
remind you at appropriate places of the
settings that are available to you.<
Controls
> Unlocking the driver's door first, then
the vehicle's remaining locks, refer to
page 31
> Locking the vehicle after pulling
away, refer to page 34
> Automatically repositioning of the
driver's seat for the corresponding
driver when the vehicle is unlocked,
refer to page 49
> Automatic tilting of the passengerside mirror, refer to page 50.
Maintenance
No doubt you have reflected at one
time or another on how great it would
be if you could permanently configure
your vehicle's various features and
adjustments to mirror your own individual preferences. In engineering your
vehicle, BMW has provided for a number of options for personal adjustment
that can be programmed into your vehicle at your BMW center.
Examples for Key Memory:
Index
How the system functions
Color-coded decals have been provided to help you distinguish individual
keys with different settings.
Repairs
The system then relies on a bilateral
data exchange to identify the individual
user and executes the selected settings
whenever the remote control unit is
used to disengage the door locks.
> Indicating via an acoustic tone that
PDC has been activated, refer to
page 77
> Switching on the rear window
defroster automatically, refer to
pages 94, 99
> Having the display – after giving an
ice warning – return to its previous
setting, refer to page 75.
Data
son has a separate remote-control key,
you can have your BMW center enter
basic adjustment data for up to four
individuals in the system.
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Ignition lock
Starting the engine
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Step on the clutch when starting the
vehicle. A lockout prevents the engine
from starting if the clutch is not
depressed.<
Steering locked
The key can only be inserted and
removed in this position.
0 Steering locked
1 Steering unlocked
2 Ignition switched on
3 Starting engine
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Do not move the selector lever from
position P until the engine is running –
ignition key position 2.
Your vehicle is equipped with an interlock. Therefore, the ignition key cannot
be turned to position 0 or removed until
the selector lever is in position P.<
After removing the key, turn the steering wheel slightly to the left or right until
you hear the lock engage.
If the key is not removed, an acoustic
signal is sounded after the driver's door
has been opened.
The sound system remains operational
for approx. 20 minutes after you switch
off the ignition – ignition key in position
0 or key extracted. Simply switch it
back on.
Steering unlocked
You will find that it is often easier to turn
the ignition key from position 0 to position 1 when you move the steering
wheel slightly to help disengage the
lock.
Individual electrical accessories are
ready for operation.
Before starting
> Engage the parking brake
> Ensure that the shift lever is in neutral, or, with an automatic transmission, that the selector lever is in position P
> Depress the clutch pedal.
Do not allow the engine to run in
enclosed spaces. Otherwise,
breathing the exhaust fumes can lead
to unconsciousness and death. The
exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless, but
highly toxic gas. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running.
An unattended vehicle with a running
engine represents a safety hazard.<
When driving, standing at idle,
and parking the vehicle, take care
to avoid contact between the hot
exhaust system and flammable materials – grass, hay, leaves, etc. Such contact could lead to a fire, resulting in
serious personal injury and property
damage.<
> Start the engine. Do not press the
accelerator pedal.
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Starting the engine
Cold starts at extremely low temperatures below approx. +5 7/–156 and at
altitudes over 3,300 ft/1,000 m:
> On the first start attempt, it may be
necessary to engage the starter for a
longer period, but no longer than
20 seconds
> Press the accelerator pedal halfway
down while engaging the starter.
Engine idle speed is controlled by the
engine computer system. Increased
speeds at startup are normal and
should decrease as the engine warms
up. If engine speed does not decrease,
service is required.
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
> Press the accelerator pedal halfway
down while engaging the starter.
Extended starting attempts, characterized by excessively frequent
or long periods with the starter
engaged, can damage the catalytic
converter.<
Data
If the engine does not start on the first
attempt – if it is very hot or cold, for
instance:
To prevent the battery from discharging, always deactivate electrical
devices that are not in use. Switch the
ignition off when the vehicle is not
being driven.
Index
Do not actuate the starter for too
short a time, but do not actuate it
for more than approx. 20 seconds.
Release the ignition key immediately
when the engine starts.
Do not allow the engine to warm up by
leaving it running while the vehicle
remains stationary. Instead, drive off
immediately at a moderate engine
speed.<
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Switching off the engine
Parking brake
Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
You should never remove the ignition key when the vehicle is in
motion, as the steering lock could
engage.
When you leave the vehicle, always
remove the ignition key and engage the
steering lock.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Always engage the parking brake when
parking on slopes and inclined surfaces. Placing the lever in gear may not
provide adequate resistance to rolling.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Place the selector lever in Park.<
The parking brake is primarily designed
to prevent the vehicle from rolling while
parked. It operates on the rear wheels.
To engage
The detent engages automatically, and
the indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on when the ignition key
is in position 2, refer to page 18.
To release
Pull up slightly on the lever, press the
button – see arrow – and lower the
lever.
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Controls
Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. Press the shift lever to the left to
overcome the slight resistance.
As you do this, the backup lamps will
light up automatically when the ignition
key is in position 2.
Maintenance
Do not hold the vehicle in place on
slopes by slipping or "riding" the
clutch. Use the parking brake instead.
Riding the clutch leads to severe and
premature clutch wear.<
Repairs
To avoid corrosion and one-sided
braking, apply the parking brake
lightly from time to time when coasting
to a standstill – at a traffic signal, for
example – provided that it is safe to do
so.<
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Data
If exceptional circumstances
make it necessary to engage the
parking brake while the vehicle is in
motion, do not pull it with excessive
pressure. Keep your thumb pressed
against the release button while carefully pulling the lever up.
Excessive pressure can lead to overbraking and loss of traction – fishtailing
– at the rear axle. The brake lamps do
not come on when the parking brake is
engaged.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Always engage the parking brake when
parking on slopes and inclined surfaces. Placing the lever in gear may not
provide adequate resistance to rolling.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Place the selector lever in Park.<
Manual transmission
Index
Parking brake
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
You can drive as with a normal automatic transmission. In addition, you can
also shift manually.
When you move the selector lever from
the D position to the left into the M/S
range, the performance-oriented shift
programs of the automatic transmission
are engaged. Steptronic enters the
manual selection mode and executes
the desired shift whenever you tap the
selector lever in the direction indicated
by + or –. Whenever you want to use
the automatic transmission mode again,
move the selector lever to the right into
the D position.
To prevent the vehicle from starting off on its own, always move
the selector lever to position P and
engage the parking brake before leaving your vehicle with the engine running.
Do not leave the vehicle unattended
with the engine running. An unattended
vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard.<
P Park
Range selection
Select only when the vehicle is stationary. Transmission locks to prevent rear
A detent prevents inadvertent shifts to
the Reverse or Park selector lever posi- wheels from turning.
Under normal operating conditions, fuel tions. To disengage the detent, press
R Reverse
consumption is lowest when driving in
the button on the front side of
position D.
the selector lever button – see arrow.
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
Selector lever positions
While the vehicle is stationary and
before shifting out of Park or Neu- N Neutral
P R N D M/S + –
tral, depress the footbrake in order to
Select only when stopping for an
disengage the selector lever's lock
Starting the engine
extended period.
mechanism – Shiftlock.
The engine can only be started in selec- Hold the footbrake down until starting
D Drive – automatic shift program
tor lever positions P – for Park – or N –
off. The vehicle will otherwise "creep"
for Neutral.
This position is designed for driving
when a drive position is engaged.<
under all normal operating conditions.
All forward gears are available.
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
M/S manual operation and Sport
Program
Move the selector lever from D to M/S
to activate the Sport Program; SD
appears in the display panel. The M/S
mode is recommended for
performance-oriented driving.
Once in the M/S mode you can tap the
selector lever to switch the automatic
transmission from the Sport Program to
its manual selection mode.
This mode allows you to execute
upshifts manually by tapping the lever
toward +, while downshifts are selected
by tapping in the – direction. The displays M1 through M5 appear in the display panel to indicate your current gear
selection.
Shifting from M/S to the selector lever
positions P, R and N is possible only by
going through D.
Controls
To accelerate quickly in the manual mode for maneuvers such as
passing another vehicle, shift down
manually or employ the kickdown
mode.<
Maintenance
Depress the accelerator pedal past the
increased resistance point at the fullthrottle position.
Repairs
In the kickdown mode, you achieve
maximum acceleration and top speed
in position D.
Data
The Adaptive Transmission Control
(ATC) executes upshifts and downshifts
only when the new gear will provide a
suitable combination of engine and
road speed, i.e., ATC will not execute
downshifts if the engine speed is too
high. The desired, then the actual gear,
briefly appear in the instrument cluster.
Index
Kickdown
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Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
If the indicator lamp does not go out,
you can place the selector lever in all
positions. However, the vehicle will now
only operate in 3rd and 4th gear.
If this happens, avoid extreme engine
loads and consult the nearest authorized BMW center.
Never work in the engine compartment when a drive gear – forward or reverse – is engaged. If you do
this, the vehicle could move.<
Available displays
P R N D SD M1 M2 M3 M4 M5
For towing or jump-starting, refer to the
information beginning on page 147.
Electronic transmission control
module
If the indicator lamp comes on,
there is a malfunction in the
transmission system.
Bring the vehicle to a stop. Move the
transmission selector lever to P. Set the
parking brake and turn the engine off –
ignition key to position 0.
Wait a few seconds, then start the
engine.
If the indicator lamp goes out after a
few seconds, normal transmission performance has been restored. You may
continue to drive as usual.
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To signal briefly
Press the lever up to but not beyond
the detent. It then returns to the center
position when released.
If the flashing of the turn signal
indicators and the clicking from
the relay are both faster than normal,
one of the turn signal indicators has
failed.<
Repairs
3 Turn signal indicator – green indicator
accompanied by periodic clicking
sound from the relay
Data
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
lamp
Index
1 High beams – blue indicator lamp
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Turn signal indicator/Headlamp flasher
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Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor*
Rain sensor*
Fast wiper speed
The rain sensor is positioned on the
windshield, directly behind the interior
rearview mirror.
When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers revert to operate at normal speed –
not on vehicles with rain sensor.
To activate the rain sensor:
0 Wipers retracted
1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor
2 Normal wipe
3 Fast wipe
4 Brief wipe
5 Rotary dial for control of the wipe
interval or the sensitivity of the rain
sensor
Intermittent mode
Not on vehicles with rain sensor.
You can select any of four sweep intervals with rotary dial 5.
In addition, the wipe interval varies
automatically depending on road
speed.
> With the ignition key in position 1
or 2, move the lever to position 1.
The wipers will make at least one
sweep across the windshield.
You can leave the lever in position 1
at all times. With the ignition key
position in position 1 or higher, all
you then need to do to activate the
rain sensor is
> briefly turn the rotary dial 5, or
> clean windshield 1, refer to page 69.
To adjust the sensitivity of the rain sensor: turn rotary dial 5.
To switch off the rain sensor:
Return lever to position 0.
Turn the rain sensor off in automatic car washes. Failure to do so
could result in damage caused by
undesired wiper activation.<
Normal wiper speed
When the vehicle is stationary, the wipers switch automatically to intermittent
wipe – not on vehicles with rain sensor.
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You can store and automatically maintain any desired vehicle speed above
approx. 20 mph / 30 km/h.
Windshield washer nozzles
The cruise control is available whenever
the engine is running and the system
has been activated.
The windshield washer nozzles are
heated automatically* when the ignition
key is in position 2.
To activate the system
From ignition key position 2:
1 Clean windshield and headlamps*
Do not use the washers if there is
any danger that the fluid will
freeze on the windshield, as your vision
could be obscured. Always use a windshield washer antifreeze in cold
weather. Refer to page 126.
Do not use the washers when the reservoir is empty as this could cause damage to the washer pump.<
The system sprays washer fluid against
the windshield and activates the wipers
for a brief period.
Do not use cruise control on twisting roads, when high traffic density prevents driving at a constant
speed, or when the road surface is slick
– snow, rain, ice – or loose – rocks or
gravel, sand.<
To deactivate the system
Data
0 Wipers retracted
Press the button. The indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster comes on, refer
to page 21. You can now use the cruise
control.
Press button as often as needed until
the indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster goes out.
Cruise control is also deactivated when
the ignition key is in position 0.
Index
Cleaning windshield and
headlamps*
Controls
When the vehicle's lighting system is
switched on, the headlamps will also be
cleaned at reasonable intervals.
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Maintenance
Cruise control*
Repairs
Washer/wiper system/Rain sensor*
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Cruise control*
> If you exceed or fall below the programmed speed for an extended
period – by depressing the accelerator, for example.
The speed stored in memory is deleted. To decelerate
To store and maintain speed or to
accelerate
Press button + briefly:
The system registers and maintains the
current vehicle speed. Every time you
tap 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 registers and maintains the current speed.
If on a downhill gradient the
engine braking effect is not sufficient, the controlled speed can be
exceeded. Speed can drop on uphill
grades if the engine output is insufficient.<
Press button – briefly:
If you are already driving with activated
cruise control, the speed is decreased
by approx. 0.6 mph / 1 km/h every time
you tap the button.
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 registers
and maintains the current speed.
To recall the stored setting
Press button:
The vehicle accelerates to and maintains the last speed stored.
To interrupt the cruise control
When the system is activated, press the
button. The indicator lamp stays on.
You can use the cruise control again
whenever you want by calling up the
speed that was stored last.
In addition, cruise control is interrupted
automatically:
> When the brakes are applied
> When you apply pressure to the
clutch pedal, or when you move the
automatic transmission selector lever
from D to N
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Everything under control
Odometer
Tachometer
Energy control
1 Odometer
Never allow the engine to operate with
the needle in the red overspeed zone of
the gauge – see arrow.
Indicates the current fuel consumption
in mpg – in liters/100 km on Canadian
models. This allows you to see whether
your current driving style is conducive
to fuel economy with minimum exhaust
emissions.
Odometer
You can activate the displays shown in
the illustration with the ignition key in
position 0 by pressing the left button in
the instrument cluster – see arrow.
To protect the engine, the fuel supply is
interrupted when you approach this
sector.
When the vehicle is stationary, the display goes to Maximum – zero on Canadian models.
Repairs
2 Trip odometer
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Index
To reset the trip odometer to zero,
press the left button – see arrow – with
the ignition key in position 1 or higher.
Data
Trip odometer
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Fuel gauge
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Once the indicator lamp stays on continuously, there are still approx.
2 gallons/8 liters of fuel in the fuel tank.
Blue
Fuel tank capacity approx.
16.6 gallons/63 liters.
Certain operating conditions, such as
those encountered in mountainous
areas, may cause the needle to fluctuate slightly.
Fill the fuel tank before it is completely empty. Driving to the last
drop of fuel can prevent the engine
from operating properly and result in
damage.<
When you switch on the ignition, the
indicator lamp lights up briefly as an
operation check.
The engine is still cold. Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds.
Red
When you switch on the ignition, the
warning lamp comes on briefly as an
operation check.
If the lamp comes on during normal
vehicle operation: the engine has overheated. Shut off the engine immediately
and allow it to cool down.
To check coolant level, refer to
page 128.
Between the blue and red zones
Normal operating range. The needle
may rise as far as the edge of the red
sector during normal operation.
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The computer bases its calculations of
the remaining distance on the preceding driving style.
2 Door open
3 Luggage compartment lid open
Repairs
The next service due appears with the
message OIL SERVICE or
INSPECTION, together with the distance remaining in miles – in kilometers
in Canada – before the next scheduled
service.
1 Check the low beam and high beam
headlamps, as well as the parking
lamps
4 Check brake and tail lamps
When you open the driver's door after
completing a journey, an acoustic
warning signal will sound if you have
forgotten to turn off the headlamps.
Data
The displays shown in the illustration
appear for a few seconds when the
ignition key is in position 1 or higher or
after the engine is started.
The following information and/or conditions are indicated using symbols, with
the ignition key in position 2 or higher,
until the condition has been corrected.
Index
Remaining distance to next
service
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
A flashing message and a "–" in front of
the number mean that the service interval has already been exceeded by the
distance shown on the display. Please
contact your BMW center for an
appointment.
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Clock
If you wish to have a permanent time
display, you can make this adjustment
in the radio display, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio.
In ignition key position 0: the time is
displayed for a few seconds after you
press the left button, refer to Odometer
on page 71.
You can adjust the clock and the time
display in the car radio as follows.
To adjust
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher and the time displayed in the
instrument cluster.
To set ahead: turn the right button to
the right.
To set back: turn the right button to the
left.
The adjustment speed will increase the
longer you continue to hold the right
button.
To change the display mode: press the
right button briefly.
Every time you press the button, the
clock display alternates between the
12-hour and 24-hour mode.
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Computer*
With the ignition key in position 1 or
higher, you can use the button in the
turn signal lever to request information
from the computer. Each time you
press the button briefly toward the
steering column, a new function is
called up in the display.
You can change the units of measure
6/7 for the outside temperature display by pressing the right-hand reset
button in the instrument cluster while
the temperature display is active. The
units of measure 6/7 in the temperature display of the automatic climate
control change automatically, see
page 96.
The displays appear in the following
order:
Time of day, outside temperature, averIce warning
age fuel consumption, cruising range,
If the outside temperature drops to
average vehicle speed.
about 37.57/+36, then the computer
With the ignition key in position 1 or
will automatically switch to a display of
higher, the last active setting is disthe outside temperature. In addition, a
played.
signal sounds as a warning and the display flashes for a brief period.
Controls
Maintenance
Outside temperature
Repairs
Mode selection
Data
The ice warning does not alter the
fact that surface ice can form at
temperatures above 37.5 7/+36, on
bridges or shaded road surfaces, for
instance.<
Index
After giving an ice warning, the
display returns to the previous
setting.<
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Computer*
It is important that you refuel when
the cruising range falls below
approx. 35 miles/50 km. Otherwise, the
engine cannot be guaranteed to operate properly and damage may result.<
Average speed
If you continue to press and hold the
button, the average speed last displayed is recalculated from that point in
time.
Average fuel consumption
If you continue to press and hold the
button on the turn signal lever, the average fuel consumption last displayed is
recalculated from that point in time.
Any time spent when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is shut off is
ignored for the calculation.
If you wish, you can have the average fuel consumption displayed in
a different unit of measure.<
Range
The computer bases its calculations for
the cruising range on the operating
conditions in the preceding period and
on the remaining fuel in the tank.
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Technology for safety and driving convenience
Park Distance Control (PDC)*
The system starts to operate automatically approx. one second after you
select reverse or move the selector
lever into the R position with the ignition key in position 2.
Let this short period elapse before
driving backwards.<
The warning signal is canceled after
approx. three seconds if the distance to
the object remains constant during this
time – if you are moving parallel to
a wall, for instance.
System malfunctions will be indicated
by a continuous high-pitched tone
when the system is activated the first
time. Please have the problem fixed by
your BMW center.
PDC does not remove the driver's
personal responsibility for evaluating the distance between the vehicle
and any objects. Even when sensors
Keep the sensors clean and free
of ice or snow in order to ensure
that they will continue to operate effectively.
Do not apply high pressure spray to the
sensors for a prolonged period of time.
Always maintain a distance of more
than 4 in/10 cm.<
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
PDC is a parking aid that can
identify objects if they are
approached slowly, as is generally the
case when parking. Avoid driving
towards objects rapidly; due to underlying physical principles, the system may
otherwise alert you too late for you to
take evasive steps.<
are involved, there is a blind spot in
which objects cannot be detected. This
applies especially in those cases where
You can have a signal set to con- the system approaches the physical
firm that the PDC has been actilimits of ultrasonic measurement, as
vated.<
occurs with tow bars and trailer couplings, and in the vicinity of thin or
wedge-shaped objects. Moreover, low
Acoustic signals
objects that have already been
The distance to the nearest object is
indicated by a tone sounding at various detected – such as a curb edge – can
intervals. As the distance between vehi- disappear out of the detection range of
cle and object decreases, the intervals the sensors before a continuous tone
sounds.
between the tones become shorter. A
Loud sources of sound from outside or
continuous tone indicates the presinside the vehicle could drown out the
ence of an object less than 1 ft/30 cm
PDC signal tone.<
away.
Data
PDC provides extra safety and convenience during parking maneuvers.
Acoustic signals alert you to the
momentary distance to an object
behind your vehicle. The system features four ultrasonic sensors mounted
in your rear bumper. The monitoring
range for the two corner sensors
extends outward roughly 2 ft/60 cm
behind the bumpers, while two centrally
located sensors detect objects at distances of up to approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.
PDC is deactivated when you shift back
out of Reverse.
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The concept
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Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T)*
The concept
ASC+T optimizes vehicle stability and
traction, especially when just starting
off, when accelerating or when going
through curves.
ASC+T is ready each time you start the
engine.
ASC+T incorporates the Automatic Differential Brake (ADB) and Cornering
Brake Control (CBC) functions.
Additional information on ASC+T is
found in the "Technology" brochure.
Indicator lamp
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after the ignition has been
switched on; refer to page 20.
> The indicator lamp flashes: ASC+T is
actively controlling drive torque and
braking intervention
> The indicator lamp stays lit: ASC+T
has been switched off with the button; ADB is operational. ADB control
intervention is not indicated.
The indicator and the brake
warning lamps will remain on
continuously yellow:
The ASC+T and ADB have been
switched off manually or there is
a system malfunction.
You can still drive the vehicle as normal
without ASC+T.
In the event of a fault, please consult
your BMW center.
Indicator and warning lamps for
Canadian models.
Switching off the ASC+T/
activating the ADB
Press the ASC button briefly; the indicator lamp comes on and stays on.
ASC+T has been switched off; ADB is
operational.
In the following rare situations, it may
be effective to activate the ADB for a
brief period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> When driving with snow chains.
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the ASC+T activated whenever possible.<
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Press the button again briefly; the indicator lamp or the indicator lamps will go
out. ADB is deactivated.
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed even with ASC+T. 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.<
Controls
Maintenance
Reactivating the ASC+T
Repairs
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the ASC+T activated whenever possible.<
Data
The systems for enhancing stability and
traction are deactivated, and there is no
active braking intervention or torque
control.
Index
Press the ASC button for at least 3 seconds; the indicator lamps and the yellow brake warning lamp come on and
stay on.
Overview
Deactivating the ASC+T and ADB
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)*
The concept
DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in
critical driving situations.
The DSC is operational every time you
start the engine.
DSC incorporates the Dynamic Traction
Control (DTC) and Cornering Brake
Control (CBC) functions.
The vehicle will remain completely
operational, however, without DSC. In
the event of a fault, please consult your
BMW center.
Indicator and warning lamps for
Canadian models.
Additional information on DSC is found
in the "Technology" brochure.
Indicator lamp
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after the ignition has been
switched on; refer to page 20.
> The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is
actively controlling drive torque and
braking intervention
> The indicator lamp stays lit: DSC has
been switched off with the button;
DTC and DBC are operational. DTC
control intervention is not indicated.
The indicator and the brake
warning lamps will remain on
continuously yellow:
The DSC, DTC and DBC have
been switched off manually or
there is a system malfunction.
Deactivating the DSC/activating
the DTC
Press the DSC button briefly; the indicator lamp comes on and stays on.
DSC is deactivated; DTC is operational.
In the following rare situations, it may
prove useful to activate the DTC for a
brief period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> When driving on snow-covered
grades, in deep snow, or on a snowcovered surface that has been
packed down from being driven on
> When driving with snow chains.
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)*
The systems for enhancing stability and
traction are deactivated, and there is no
active braking intervention or torque
control.
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the DSC activated whenever possible.<
Reactivating the DSC
Overview
Controls
Press the DSC button down for at least
3 seconds; the indicator lamp and the
yellow brake warning lamp will remain
on continuously.
Maintenance
Deactivating the DSC and the
DTC
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed, even with DSC. An
appropriate driving style always
remains the responsibility of the driver.
We therefore urge you to avoid using
the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking risks.
Whenever the DTC is activated, the
DSC is switched off and DTC performs
minor stabilizing intervention.
Do not make any modifications to the
DSC system. Allow only authorized
technicians to perform service procedures on the DSC.<
Repairs
Under these special circumstances
traction is increased by deactivating the
control systems that enhance traction
under normal conditions.
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Index
Data
Press the button again briefly; the indicator lamp or the indicator lamps will go
out. DTC is deactivated.
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) – BMW 325xi, 330xi
The concept
DSC maintains vehicle stability, even in
critical driving situations.
The DSC is operational every time you
start the engine.
DSC includes the Automatic Differential
Brake (ADB-X) and Cornering Brake
Control (CBC) functions.
Additional information on DSC is found
in the "Technology" brochure.
If the indicator lamp fails to go out
when you press the DSC button,
this indicates a malfunction in the DSC
and ADB-X systems; the system is
deactivated, and the stability enhancement functions are no longer available.<
The vehicle will remain completely
operational, however, without DSC. In
the event of a fault, please consult your
BMW center.
Indicator lamp
To deactivate DSC
The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out shortly
after the ignition has been
switched on; refer to page 20.
Press the DSC button; the indicator
lamp comes on and stays on.
> The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is
actively controlling drive torque and
braking intervention
> The indicator lamp stays lit: DSC has
been switched off with the button;
ADB-X is operational. ADB-X control
intervention is not indicated.
DSC is now off, and ADB-X reverts to
its maximum torque-transfer mode.
In the following exceptional circumstances, it may be effective to deactivate the DSC for a short period:
> When rocking the vehicle or starting
off in deep snow or on loose surfaces
> When driving with snow chains.
To maintain vehicle stability,
always drive with the DSC activated whenever possible.<
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed, even with DSC. An
appropriate driving style always
remains the responsibility of the driver.
We therefore urge you to avoid using
the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking risks.
The system does not intervene to
enhance vehicle stability when
switched off.
Do not make any modifications to the
DSC system. Allow only authorized
technicians to perform service procedures on the DSC.<
Index
press the button again; the indicator
lamp goes out.
Overview
Reactivating the DSC
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Hill Descent Control (HDC)*
The concept
To use HDC
By reducing the vehicle's speed on
steep downhill stretches, HDC maintains predictable vehicle handling
response to provide you with control of
your BMW during extreme descents.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
You should always ensure that either
reverse or first gear is engaged before
using HDC, as the engine's braking
effect is most pronounced in these
gears, and only reduced engine braking
is available in higher gears.
The vehicle slows to a pace just slightly
faster than walking speed.
HDC is available for activation at vehicle speeds below approx. 22 mph /
35 km/h. When driving down steep
hills, the vehicle reduces speed automatically down to about double walking
speed – approx. 7.5 mph / 12 km/h –
and then maintains this speed at a constant.
To activate the system
System malfunctions
Press the HDC button; the green indicator lamp integrated within the button
comes on.
You can use the accelerator or brakes
to vary this speed within a range from
approx. 3 mph / 5 km/h to approx.
15 mph / 25 km/h.
The indicator lamp flashes whenever
the system is actively intervening to
control your speed with automatic
brake applications.
Are signaled by the indicator lamp,
which responds to problems by going
out while HDC is in operation or by failing to come on when you activate the
system:
In conjunction with the steering wheel
with multifunction buttons you can use
the +/– button to set the cruise control
to a target speed in the range from
approx. 3 mph / 5 km/h to approx.
15 mph / 25 km/h.
HDC is automatically deactivated once
vehicle speed again exceeds approx.
37 mph / 60 km/h.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
HDC is available for use in all ranges.
HDC has been temporarily deactivated
as a result of high brake temperatures.
If the DSC indicator lamp comes
on at the same time:
To deactivate the system
Press the button again, the indicator
lamp goes out.
HDC is automatically deactivated once
the vehicle accelerates to more than
37 mph / 60 km/h, as well as whenever
you switch off the ignition.
Malfunction in HDC and DSC
system. Refer the problem to your
BMW center.
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Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)*
Initializing the system
Initializing is necessary to familiarize the
system with the correct inflation pressures.
Repeat this process after tire replacement, tire rotation or any changes in tire
inflation pressure.
1. Check the tire inflation pressures in
all the tires, comparing them with the
inflation pressure chart on page 25
and adjusting their pressure if necessary
2. Turn ignition key to position 2, do not
start the engine
3. Press the button long enough for the
yellow indicator lamp in the instrument cluster to light up for a few seconds
This alerts you to have the tires inflated
to the specified pressures as soon as
possible.
If you are prompted to check the
tire pressure shortly after a correction has been made, this indicates
that the corrected values were not
valid. Please check the inflation pressure again and make corrections
according to the inflation pressure
table. Then reinitialize the system.<
Flat tire
If there is a tire failure with loss of pressure, a red light will appear in the indicator lamp. This visual alert is accompanied by an acoustic warning signal.
Controls
If the inflation pressure has dropped
significantly over a long period of time,
which is normal for any tire, the yellow
indicator lamp will come on.
This indicator lamp in the instrument cluster informs you when
the tire pressure deviates from
the target values.
Maintenance
In the event of loss in inflation
pressure
Repairs
TPM monitors the tire pressures at all
four tires even while the vehicle is moving. The system provides an alert whenever the inflation pressure drops significantly below the specified pressure in
one or more tires.
Data
4. After a few minutes' driving time,
TPM sets the current inflation pressures in the tires as the target values
to be monitored.
Index
The concept
Overview
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Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)*
Flat Tire Monitor*
If this occurs, reduce vehicle speed
immediately and stop the vehicle in a
safe location. Avoid hard brake applications. Do not oversteer. Replace the
defective tire, refer to page 141.
The concept
The yellow indicator lamp will come on
during the malfunction.
The indicator lamp also comes on
> in the event of a system fault
> if a wheel is mounted without the
appropriate electronics
> if, in addition to the spare tire, additional wheels with TPM electronics
are on board.
The space-saver spare tire is provided for temporary use only in the
case of a tire failure. It does not have
TPM electronics and is not monitored.
The spare tire that has the same dimen- Please refer the problem to your BMW
center.
sions as the tires already mounted on
the vehicle is equipped with the necessary TPM electronics and will also be
monitored once the tire has been
mounted and the system initialized.<
As you drive, the Flat Tire Monitor
keeps track of pressure levels in all four
tires in order to detect and warn of any
substantial pressure loss.
The system actually detects pressure
loss by monitoring differences in the
relative speeds of the four wheels. It
interprets variations outside specified
limits as severe pressure loss, and then
responds by generating a warning.
The TPM cannot alert you to
severe and sudden tire damage
caused by external factors.<
Have the tires changed by your
BMW center.
Your BMW center has the information
needed for working with TPM and is
equipped with the necessary special
tools.<
System interference
Local devices using the same radio frequency can interfere with TPM.
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To activate/deactivate the system
Initializing is necessary to familiarize the
system with the correct inflation pressure.
The Flat Tire Monitor automatically
assumes operation whenever you turn
the ignition key to position 2. Unless
manually deactivated, it is always on
during normal vehicle operation.
To activate the system: press the button again, the indicator lamp goes out.
You should deactivate the system
before driving with snow chains, as the
chains can generate spurious warnings
and/or prevent the system from detecting actual pressure loss.
Data
1. Check the tire inflation pressures in
all the tires, comparing them with the
inflation pressure chart on page 25
and adjusting their pressure if necessary
2. Turn the ignition key to position 2
To deactivate the system: press the
button, the yellow indicator lamp comes
on.
Index
Repeat this process after any changes
in tire inflation pressure, tire rotation or
replacement. Do not carry out further
system initialization after adjusting the
inflation pressure and letting the system
"learn" the correct pressures.
Repairs
Initializing the system
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
3. Press button as long as you need to
until the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up. After a little
while, the indicator lamp will go out
by itself
4. After a few minutes' driving time, the
Flat Tire Monitor adopts the current
pressure levels as the reference, and
from that point on, can detect and
report a flat tire.
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Flat Tire Monitor*
Flat tire
Check tire inflation pressures on a
regular basis, correcting them as
The red warning lamp in the
necessary; refer to page 25.
instrument cluster lights up to
The system may respond to operation
warn of pressure loss and tire
failure. This visual alert is accompanied on slippery or snow-covered road surby an acoustic warning signal. Reduce faces with false warnings or delays in
your speed immediately, and steer and detecting actual pressure loss.
brake gently as you bring the vehicle to Performance-oriented driving – slip at
the drive wheels, high rates of lateral
a stop.
acceleration – can also increase the
To reset the warning lamp: after replac- time that the Flat Tire Monitor requires
ing the damaged tire you will need to
to detect a flat.<
reset the red warning lamp manually:
maintain pressure on the Flat Tire Moni- System malfunctions
tor button until the warning lamp goes
The yellow indicator lamp in the instruout. Then reinitialize the system.
ment cluster lights up and remains on
until the problem is corrected.
The Flat Tire Monitor cannot provide you with advance warning of
sudden and severe tire damage caused
by external factors.
The system also does not detect the
gradual and minor loss of pressure that
all tires display over extended periods
of time.<
Please refer the problem to your BMW
center.
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Parking lamps/Low beams
You can also have this function
deactivated.<
LIGHTS ON warning
The front, rear and side vehicle
lighting is switched on. You can
use the parking lamps to signal
the position of the vehicle when it is
parked. For lighting on one side for
parking as an additional feature, refer to
page 90.
Low beams
When the ignition is switched off
while the low beams are on, the
headlamps go out and only the
parking lamps remain on.
Daytime driving lamps*
If you desire, the light switch can be left
in the second position: when the ignition is switched off, the external lighting
is also switched off.
You can have the activation settings for the daytime driving lamps
programmed on your vehicle.<
Automatic headlamp control cannot serve as a substitute for the
driver's judgement in determining when
the vehicle lights should be switched
on. For example, the sensors are not
able to detect fog. To avoid safety risks,
you should respond to these kinds of
low-visibility situations by switching the
headlamps on manually.<
You can have the sensitivity of
your vehicle's automatic headlamp control adjusted.<
Index
Parking lamps
When you open the driver's door after
having turned the ignition key to position 0, you will hear an acoustic signal
for a few seconds to remind you that
the lamps have not been switched off.
The vehicle's external lights
remain on constantly when you
switch on the front fog lamps after the
headlamps have come on automatically.<
Controls
When the switch is set to this
position, the system automatically activates and cancels the
low beams in response to changes in
ambient light – in tunnels, at dusk, etc. –
and in the event of rain and snow.
Maintenance
When you activate the headlamp
flasher after parking the vehicle with the
lamps turned off, the low-beam headlamps will come on for a short time.
Repairs
Automatic headlamp control*
Data
Follow me home lamps
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Instrument lighting
High beams/Standing lamps
Turn the rotary dial to adjust the illumination intensity.
1 High beams – blue indicator lamp
2 Headlamp flasher – blue indicator
lamp
3 Parking lamps
Standing lamps, left or right
As an additional feature, you can illuminate your vehicle on either side for
parking:
With the ignition key in position 0,
engage the lever in the appropriate
turn-signal position.
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Fog lamps*
Interior lamps
Front fog lamps
The interior lamps operate automatically.
Press button 1 briefly:
If you want the interior lamps to remain
off all the time, press and hold the button for approx. 3 seconds.
Press the button briefly to revert to normal operation.
Front reading lamps*
Switch on and off with the button 2
adjacent to each lamp.
Index
If the automatic headlamp control
is on, the low beams will come on
automatically whenever you activate
the front fog lamps.<
In order to prevent battery discharge, all of the lamps in the
vehicle are automatically switched off
approx. 15 minutes after you turn the
ignition key to position 0.<
Repairs
are on.
To switch the interior lamps on
and off manually
Switch on and off with the button adjacent to each lamp.
Data
The green indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up to
indicate that the front fog lamps
Rear reading lamps
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Air conditioning
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2 Air for the upper body area 95
3 Air to the footwell
4 Air supply/Blower 94
Overview
1 Air onto the windshield and the side
windows
Maintenance
9 Outside air/Recirculated-air
mode 94
Repairs
8 Air conditioning 94
Data
7 Rear window defroster 94
Index
6 Air distribution 94
Controls
5 Temperature 94
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Air conditioning
Air supply/Blower
Rear window defroster
Outside air/Recirculated-air mode
You can select blower speeds
from 1 to 4. The heating and
ventilation become more and
more effective as the air supply settings are increased. In position 0,
the blower and the heater are switched
off. The outside air supply is blocked in
position 0.
When the rear window defroster
is activated, the indicator lamp
comes on. The rear window defroster
switches off automatically.
You can respond to unpleasant
external odors by temporarily
blocking the supply of outside air. The
system then recirculates the air currently within the vehicle.
Temperature
You can have your vehicle programmed in such a way that the
If the windows should fog over in
rear window defroster switches on
the recirculated-air mode, switch
automatically. This occurs within 5 min- this mode off and increase the air suputes after starting the engine when out- ply as required.<
side temperatures are below approx.
397/+46.<
In order to increase the temperature of the passenger
compartment, turn to the right
toward the red zone. The tem- Air conditioning
The air is cooled and dehumidiperature of the incoming air is kept confied and – depending on the
stant.
temperature setting – rewarmed.
Air distribution
You can direct air to flow onto
the windows
, toward your
upper body
or into the
footwell
. All intermediate
settings are possible. In the setting
,
there is a low flow of air onto the windows to keep them free of condensation.
Depending on the weather, the windshield may fog over briefly when the
engine is started. Air conditioning helps
prevent the windows from fogging up.
Condensation forms during operation of the air conditioning system,
which then exits under the vehicle.
Traces of condensed water of this kind
are thus normal.<
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Microfilter
2 Levers for airflow direction
3 Rotary dial allows you to control the
temperature of the airflow from these
outlets as desired
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable
opening and closing of the vent outlets
1. Set the blower speed control for the
air supply to position 4
2. Turn the rotary temperature control
completely to the right to the red
zone
3. Turn the rotary control for air distribution to position
4. Switch on the rear window defroster
to defrost the rear window.
Data
You can adjust the blower controls for
the upper body area to obtain the optimum airflow rates and directions for
your personal requirements:
To defrost windows and remove
condensation
Index
Draft-free ventilation
Overview
The built-in microfilter removes dust
and pollen from the incoming air. Your
BMW center will replace it during routine maintenance. A substantial reduction in airflow indicates that the filter
needs to be replaced before scheduled
maintenance.
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Automatic climate control*
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4 Outside air/Automatic recirculatedair control (AUC)/Recirculated
air 99
5 Air supply/Blower 98
6 Temperature 98
7 Automatic air distribution and
supply 98
8 Individual air distribution 98
9 Interior temperature sensor – please
keep clear and unobstructed
Controls
3 Air to the footwell
Maintenance
2 Air for the upper body area 99
Overview
1 Air onto the windshield and the side
windows
11 To defrost windows and remove
condensation 98
12 Air conditioning 98
Repairs
10 Temperature display 98,
air supply 98
Index
Data
13 Rear window defroster 99
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Automatic climate control*
Tips for pleasant driving
Use the automatic mode – switch on
with AUTO button 7. Select the desired
interior temperature.
Detailed setting options are described
for you in the following section.
You can make the settings of your
vehicle in such a manner that,
when you unlock the vehicle with the
remote control of your personal key,
your own personalized setting for the
automatic climate control is initiated.<
Automatic air distribution and
supply
vated, the automatic airflow control
remains in operation. Air flows onto the
windows
, toward the upper
body
, and into the footwell
.
ertheless, the automatic air distribution
remains unchanged. You can reactivate
the automatic air distribution mode by
selecting the AUTO button.
You can reactivate the automatic air
distribution mode by selecting the
AUTO button.
When the lowest blower speed is set
and you press the left half of the button,
all of the displays are canceled: the
blower, heating and air conditioning are
switched off. The outside air supply is
blocked. You can reactivate the system
by pressing any button for the automatic climate control.
Temperature
The interior temperature that
appears in the display panel is a
general figure intended for reference
purposes. We recommend 72 7/
+226 as a comfortable setting, even if
the air conditioning is on. When you
start the vehicle, the system ensures
that the selected temperature is
achieved as quickly as possible. It then
maintains this temperature, regardless
of the season.
The AUTO program adjusts the
air distribution and the air supply for you and in addition adapts the
temperature to external influences –
summer, winter – to meet preferences
you can specify.
To select the units of measure, 6 or
7, for the display, refer to page 75.
Individual air distribution
Air supply/Blower
To defrost windows and remove
condensation
This program quickly removes
ice and condensation from the
windshield and the side windows.
Air conditioning
The air is cooled and dehumidified and – depending on the
temperature setting – rewarmed.
Depending on the weather, the windBy pressing the left or right half shield may fog over briefly when the
You can cancel the AUTO proof the button, you can vary the
engine is started. Air conditioning helps
gram by selecting specific disair supply. This deactivates the autoprevent the windows from fogging up.
tribution patterns to suit your
matic control of the air supply, AUTO
own individual requirements.
While the AUTO program is then deacti- disappears from the display panel. Nev-
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> Indicator lamps off: outside airflow is
on
> Left indicator lamp on – AUC mode:
the system recognizes pollutants in
the outside air and blocks the flow of
air when necessary. The system then
recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle. Depending on the air
quality, the automatic system then
switches back and forth between
outside air supply and recirculation of
the air within the vehicle
> Right indicator lamp on: the flow of
external air into the vehicle is permanently blocked. The system then
Overview
Controls
When the rear window defroster
is activated, the indicator lamp
comes on. The rear window defroster
switches off automatically.
You can have your vehicle programmed in such a way that the
rear window defroster switches on
automatically. This occurs within 5 minutes after starting the engine when outside temperatures are below approx.
397/+46.<
Draft-free ventilation
You can adjust the blower controls for
the upper body area to obtain the optimum airflow rates and directions for
your personal requirements:
1 Rotary dials for infinitely variable
opening and closing of the vent outlets
2 Levers for airflow direction
Maintenance
Press the button repeatedly to select
one of three different operating modes.
Rear window defroster
Repairs
You can respond to unpleasant
external odors or pollutants by
temporarily stopping the flow of outside
air. The system then recirculates the air
currently within the vehicle.
If the windows should fog over in
the recirculated-air mode, switch
this mode off and increase the air supply as required.<
3 Rotary dial allows you to control the
temperature of the airflow from these
outlets as desired
Data
Outside air/Automatic
recirculated-air control (AUC)/
Recirculated air
recirculates the air currently within
the vehicle.
Index
Condensation forms during operation of the air conditioning system,
which then exits under the vehicle.
Traces of condensed water of this kind
are thus normal.<
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Automatic climate control*
Roller sun blind*
Microfilter/activated-charcoal
filter
The built-in microfilter removes dust
and pollen from the incoming air. The
activated-charcoal filter provides additional protection by filtering gaseous
pollutants from the outside air. Your
BMW center replaces this combined filter as a standard part of your scheduled
maintenance. A substantial reduction in
airflow indicates that the filter needs to
be replaced before scheduled maintenance.
To actuate, press the button briefly with
the ignition key in position 1 or higher.
The illustration depicts the arrangement
of the buttons if the vehicle is fully
equipped. The arrangement vary
depending on the equipment actually
installed.
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Glove compartment
Harman Kardon premium sound
system
To open
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The system responds to poor reception
conditions by repeatedly alternating
between the stereo and monophonic
modes. You should then switch the system off.
To close
To prevent injury in the event of an
accident, close the glove compartment immediately after use.<
Repairs
Fold the cover up.
To lock
Lock with one of the master keys. A
master key will also be required to
unlock the glove compartment.
Data
The system creates the acoustic
impression of a much larger passenger
compartment accompanied by
improved stereophonic sound at all
seating positions.
Pull the handle. The lamp in the glove
compartment comes on.
Index
Press the button to activate and deactivate the acoustic enhancement.
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Premium sound system*
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Glove compartment
Storage compartments
If – for example for valet parking –
you turn over only your door and
ignition key, refer to page 30, then
access to the glove compartment is not
possible.<
Rechargeable flashlight
The flashlight is located on the left side
of the glove compartment.
It features integral overload-protection,
so it can be left in its holder continuously.
To avoid completely discharging
and possibly damaging the lamp,
always ensure that it is switched off
before inserting it in the socket.<
Front center armrest
Beverage holder, coin box
To release: press the button – see
arrow – and lift upward.
A coin box and two beverage holders
are provided in the center console.
Additional compartments and
nets*
You will find additional storage compartments in the front doors and in the
center console. Storage nets are on the
front seat backrests.
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Rear center armrest*
Storage package*
Without through-loading system:
With through-loading system:
For your convenience, there are:
Index
2 Beverage holder: press
Data
The rear center armrest includes a stor- The rear center armrest includes a bev- > Two flip-out sockets on the rear cenage compartment, a beverage holder
erage holder and a litter bag holder.
ter console
and a litter bag holder.
> An eyeglass compartment*, not
> Beverage holder: press.
shown, in the front center console.
1 Storage compartment: pull up
Repairs
Rear center armrest*
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Cellular phone*
Ashtray, front*
Cigarette lighter socket
Suitable for attaching power supplies
for flashlights, car vacuum cleaners,
etc., up to a rating of approx. 200 watts
at 12 volts. Avoid damage to the socket
caused by inserting plugs of different
shapes or sizes.
Hands-free system
To empty
On vehicles that are wired for a telephone* or equipped with a communication package*, the cover for the handsfree microphone is located in the headliner near the interior lamp.
Press on the edge of the open cover –
see arrow: the ashtray moves up and
can be removed.
For further information on using your
cellular phone, refer to the separate
Owner's Manual for the telephone.
Hold or touch the hot cigarette
lighter by the knob only. Holding
or touching it in other areas could result
in burns.
The cigarette lighter remains operational when the ignition key has been
removed. For this reason, children
should never be left in the vehicle unattended.<
Cigarette lighter
Press lighter 1 in. You can remove the
lighter from its socket for use as soon
as it springs back out.
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Repairs
Data
Press on the edge of the raised cover to
open – see arrow: the ashtray moves up
and can be removed.
Index
To empty
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Ashtray, rear*
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Through-loading system*
1. Pull the corresponding lever to
release – see arrow
2. The backrest moves forward slightly
when released. Reach into the gap
and fold it down.
When folding the backrest back
into its original position always
ensure that the detent engages
securely. A loose backrest might fail to
prevent cargo from entering the passenger compartment during sudden
braking or evasive maneuvers, posing a
potential hazard to occupants.<
Rear center 3-point safety belt*
You can roll up the rear 3-point belt
before folding back the through-loading
system:
> Release the belt and insert its latch in
the recess provided for this purpose
in the rear tray – see arrow.
The fittings at the corners of the luggage compartment provide you with a
convenient means of attaching luggage
nets* and flexible straps for securing
luggage.
Refer also to Cargo loading on
page 108.
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Overview
The ski bag allows the safe and clean
transport of up to 4 pairs of standard
skis or up to two snowboards.
Repairs
1. Fold the center armrest outward.
To store the ski bag, perform the above
Loosen the trim from the upper
steps in reverse sequence.
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
armrest
2. Press the button – see arrow 1, from
inside the passenger compartment:
this releases the cover panel in the
luggage compartment
3. Press the detent levers inward – see
arrows 2 – and fold the cover to the
front
4. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides convenient access to stored items. It may
be opened to allow the ski bag to dry
Data
Vehicles without through-loading system:
5. Use the magnetic retainers to attach
the cover panel to the upper surface
– metal surface below rear tray – of
the luggage compartment.
Index
Loading
Maintenance
Controls
The length of the ski bag and the additional space provided in the luggage
compartment make it possible to carry
skis up to 6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m long.
Because of the tapered shape of the
bag, only two pairs of skis longer than
6 ft 10 in / 2.10 m can be carried.
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Ski bag*
Loading
Vehicles with through-loading system:
Cargo loading
Securing cargo
Secure skis and any other objects
stored in the bag by tightening the
1. Fold the center armrest outward.
retaining strap at the buckle.<
Loosen the trim from the upper
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
Be sure that your skis are clean
armrest
before loading them into the bag.
2. Press the button downward – see
Avoid damage from sharp edges during
arrow 1 – and swing the cover forloading.<
ward
3. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides convenient access to stored items. It may
be opened to allow the ski bag to dry
4. Press the button – see arrow 2: the
cover in the luggage compartment is
unlocked.
Always position and secure loads
correctly. If you do not, the load
can endanger the passengers during
braking or evasive maneuvers.
Do not exceed the approved gross
weight or the approved maximum axle
loads, refer to page 154, otherwise the
vehicle's operating safety is no longer
assured and you are in violation of the
law.
Do not stow heavy or hard objects in
the passenger compartment without
securing them. Otherwise they would
be thrown around during braking and
evasive maneuvers and could endanger
the passengers.<
To store the ski bag, perform the above
steps in reverse sequence.
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Read and comply with the instructions
enclosed with the load-securing
devices.
Repairs
Data
> Load heavy cargo as far forward as
possible – directly behind the backrests or the luggage compartment
partition – and as low as possible
> Cover sharp edges and corners
> Do not pile objects higher than the
top edge of the backrest
> For transporting very heavy loads
Securing cargo
when the rear seat is not occupied,
> For small, light items, use the rubbersecure the outer safety belts in the
lined, non-skid side of the floor mat
opposite buckles, refer to the illustraor secure using the luggage comparttion.
ment net* or elastic straps, refer to
page 37
> For large, heavy pieces, see your
BMW center for load-securing
devices*. Lashing fittings located in
the luggage compartment can be
used for fastening the load-securing
devices; see arrow.
Index
Stowing cargo
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
Cargo loading
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Roof-mounted luggage rack*
You should therefore always remember
not to exceed the approved roof load
capacity, the approved gross vehicle
weight or the axle loads when loading
the rack. These weights are listed under
Technical data on page 154.
A special roof-rack system is available
as an optional extra for your BMW.
Please observe the precautions
included with the installation instructions.
Anchorages
Access to the anchorages:
To fold up the cover – see arrow –
please use the tool provided with the
roof-rack system.
Loading and driving notes
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.
Make sure that the load is not too
heavy, and attempt to distribute it
evenly. Always load the heaviest pieces
first so that they are at the bottom. Be
sure that adequate clearance is maintained for raising the sliding/tilt sunroof,
and that objects do not project into the
opening path of the luggage compartment lid.
Secure the roof-mounted luggage correctly and securely to prevent it from
shifting or being lost during driving.
Drive smoothly and avoid sudden
acceleration and braking. Do not corner
at high speeds.
The roof-mounted luggage rack and the
roof load increase the aerodynamic
resistance: increased fuel consumption
and additional stress on the vehicle's
body are the result.
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
Index
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Break-in procedures
To ensure that your vehicle continues to
provide maximum economy throughout
an extended service life, we request
that you devote careful attention to the
following instructions.
Tires
Engine and differential
Owing to technical factors associated
with their manufacture, tires do not
achieve their full traction potential until
an initial break-in period has elapsed.
We thus ask you to drive with extra care
during the first 200 miles/300 km.
The first 1,250 miles/2,000 km:
Always obey all official speed limits.
Attempt to constantly vary both vehicle
and engine speeds during these initial
miles while remembering to avoid
engine speeds in excess of 4,500 rpm
and/or vehicle speeds of over
100 mph / 160 km/h:
Always obey all official speed limits.
Refrain from using full throttle and avoid
pressing the accelerator beyond the
kickdown point.
When the vehicle is operated on
wet or slushy roads, a wedge of
water may form between the tire and
the road surface. This phenomenon is
referred to as hydroplaning and can
lead to partial or complete loss of traction, vehicle control and braking effectiveness. Reduce your speed on wet
roads.<
You can then proceed to increase both Brake system
engine and vehicle speeds once the iniApprox. 300 miles/500 km must elapse
tial 1,250 miles/2,000 km have elapsed.
before the brake pads and rotors
Please remember to observe these
achieve the optimal pad-surface and
same break-in procedures if either the
wear patterns required for trouble-free
engine or the differential should have to operation and an extended service life
be replaced later in the course of the
later on.
vehicle's service life.
To break in the separate parking brake
drums, apply the parking brake lightly
when coasting to a standstill – at a traffic signal, for instance; use caution to
avoid posing a danger to other road
users.
You can prevent corrosion in the drums
by periodically repeating this procedure.
The brake lamps do not come on
when the parking brake is set.
Vacuum for the brake system servo unit
on your BMW is available only when the
engine is running. When you move the
vehicle with the engine off – when towing, for example – substantially higher
levels of pedal force will be required to
brake the vehicle.<
Clutch
Approx. 300 miles/500 km must elapse
before the clutch starts to operate at
optimum efficiency. Remember to
engage the clutch carefully during this
initial period.
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Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Brakes: do not 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 can lead to partial or
complete loss of contact between the
tires and road surface, as well as loss of
vehicle control and braking ability.
Driving through water: do not drive
through water on the road if it is deeper
than 1 ft/30 cm, and then only at walking speed. Otherwise, the vehicle's
engine, the electrical systems and the
transmission may be damaged.
Rear tray: never use it to store heavy or
hard objects, as otherwise occupants
could be injured during braking maneuvers.
Clothes hooks: when hanging clothing
from the hooks, be sure that they will
not obstruct the driver's vision. Do not
hang heavy objects on the hooks. If you
do so, they could cause personal injury
during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
The concept
Pulsation at the brake pedal combined
with sounds from the hydraulic circuits
indicates to the driver that ABS is in its
active mode.
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
DBC is included in the DSC, refer to
page 80.
Controls
CBC is an advanced engineering development of ABS. When braking during
cornering with high lateral acceleration, or when braking during a lane
change, vehicle stability is improved
and the steering response is enhanced.
Index
The system responds to sudden, highintensity applications of force to the
brake pedal by automatically braking
the vehicle with maximum boost to
achieve the shortest possible braking
distances during "panic stops". This
system exploits all the benefits of ABS.
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Maintenance
If you are in a situation that requires full
braking, you will exploit the full benefits
of the ABS system if you apply maximum pedal pressure – panic stop.
Since the vehicle maintains steering
responsiveness, you can avoid possible
obstacles with a minimum of steering
effort, despite the full brake application.
Repairs
Braking with ABS
Do not reduce the pressure exerted
against the brake pedal until the braking maneuver has been completed.
DBC is deactivated when you release
the brake pedal.
Data
ABS keeps the wheels from locking
during braking, thereby enhancing
active driving safety.
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Driving notes
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Brake system
Brake fluid level
If the brake fluid level is too low and
brake pedal travel has become longer,
there may be a defect in one of the
brake system's hydraulic circuits.
If the brake rotors are corroded, they
will tend to respond to braking with a
pulsating effect that even extended
brake applications will fail to cure.
When driving in heavy rain and on wet
roads it is a good idea to apply light
Proceed to the nearest BMW cen- pressure to the brake pedal every few
miles. Monitor traffic conditions to
ter. It may be necessary to apply
ensure that this maneuver does not
higher levels of pressure to the pedal
pose a hazard to you or to other road
when stopping and braking distances
users. The heat generated in this promay also be longer. Please remember
cess helps dry the pads and rotors to
to adapt your driving style accordensure that your brake system will
ingly.<
respond with undiminished efficiency
when you need it.
Disc brakes
Limited vehicle use, extended periods
with the vehicle parked or in storage,
and operating conditions in which braking is restricted to gentle, low-pressure
applications will all increase the tendency for corrosion to form on the
rotors; this is often accompanied by a
simultaneous accumulation of contamination on the brake pads. The pads
must exert a certain minimal level of
pressure against the rotors for the disc
brakes' inherent self-cleaning effect to
remain effective; the pressure available
under the above conditions may not
provide adequate cleansing.
When descending steep hills and
extended grades, downshift to a gear
that will allow you to continue safely
with only a minimal amount of braking.
By minimizing the loads placed on the
brake system, this strategy helps
ensure that optimal brake system
response will remain available at all
times. Use care to avoid exceeding the
approved engine-speed range, refer to
page 71.
engine provides no braking effect when
the clutch is depressed and there is no
power-assist for braking or steering
when the engine is not running.
BMW 325xi, 330xi: always refer all
brake inspection and service work to
your BMW center, as failure to observe
the special procedures could result in
damage to components of the all-wheel
drive.
Never allow floor mats, carpets or any
other objects to protrude into the area
around the accelerator, clutch and
brake pedals and obstruct their movement.<
Brake pads
For your own safety: use only
brake pads that BMW has
released for your particular vehicle
model. BMW cannot evaluate nonapproved brake pads to determine if
they are suitable for use, and therefore
cannot ensure the operating safety of
the vehicle if they are installed.<
Do not coast with the clutch
depressed or with the transmission or selector lever in Neutral. Do not
coast with the engine shut off. The
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Wheels and tires
Tire condition
It is not merely the tire's service life, but
also driving comfort and – above all else
– driving safety that depend on the condition of the tires and the maintenance
of the specified tire inflation pressure.
Be sure to check the tire inflation
pressure, including the pressure
of the space-saver spare tire or the
spare tire, on a regular basis, at least
twice a month and before every
extended journey, refer to page 25.
Otherwise, incorrect tire pressure can
lead to poor handling, to tire damage
and accidents.<
Tire tread – tire damage
Inspect your tires frequently for tread
wear, signs of damage and for foreign
objects lodged in the tread. Check the
tread depth.
Tread depth should not be allowed to
go below 1/8 in / 3 mm, even though
the legally specified minimum tread
depth is 1/16 in / 1.6 mm.
Below 1/8 in / 3 mm tread depth, there
is a great risk of hydroplaning, even at
relatively moderate speeds and with
only small amounts of water on the
road. Tread wear indicators in the
tread-groove base – see arrow – are
distributed around the wheel circumference and are labeled on the tire side-
Index
Incorrect tire inflation pressure is a frequent cause of tire damage. Tire pressure also has a major effect on your
BMW's handling response.
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 can
lead to overheating and internal tire
damage.
The ultimate result can assume the
form of a sudden air loss.
Unusual vibrations encountered during
normal vehicle operation can indicate a
flat tire or some other vehicle malfunction. This type of problem can be
caused by contact with curbs, etc. This
is also true for 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. Pro-
Controls
The factory-approved tires are matched
to your vehicle and have been selected
to provide optimum safety and driving
comfort when used properly.
Maintenance
wall with TWI – Tread Wear Indicator. At
a tread depth of 1/16 in / 1.6 mm, the
indicators signal that the legally permissible wear limit has been reached.
Repairs
Information for your safety
Overview
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Data
Tire inflation pressure
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Tire condition
Tire replacement
ceed carefully to the nearest BMW center or professional tire center, or have
the vehicle towed in to have it, its
wheels or its tires inspected.
Tire damage up to and including sudden and complete air loss can endanger the lives of both the vehicle occupants and other road users.<
To maintain good handling and vehicle Traction
response, use only tires of a single
The traction grades, from highest to
tread configuration from a single manu- lowest, are AA, A, B, and C.
facturer.
Those grades represent the tire's ability
to stop on wet pavement as measured
DOT quality grades
under controlled conditions on speciTread wear
fied government test surfaces of
Traction AA A B C
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C
may have poor traction.
Temperature A B C
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal Safety Requirements in addition to these grades.<
Tread wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative
rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test
course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would
wear one and one-half – 1 1/2 – times as
well on the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance
of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm due
to variations in driving habits, service
practices and differences in road characteristics and climate.
The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests, and does
not include acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics.<
Temperature
The temperature grades are A – the
highest – B, and C, representing the
tire's resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can cause
the material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.
The grade C corresponds to a level of
performance which all passenger car
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BMW recommends the replacement of
all tires – including the spare tire* –
when the tires are no more than 6 years
old, even if a tire life of 10 years is possible.
Run Flat tires*
Tread wear 200
Traction AA
Temperature A
BMW advises against using
retreaded tires, since driving
safety may be impaired. This is due to
the possible variations in casing structures and, in some cases, to their
extreme age, which can lead to a
decrease in their durability.<
Run Flat tires consist of self-supporting
tires and special rims. The tire reinforcement ensures that the tire retains
some residual safety in the event of
pressure drop and driving remains possible to a restricted degree. The vehicle
is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) or Flat Tire Monitor, which
indicate a flat tire.
For additional information on the Tire
Pressure Monitor (TPM) or Flat Tire
Monitor, refer to page 85 or 86.
Data
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall between
tread shoulder and maximum section
width. For example:
Run Flat tires are only possible in
conjunction with the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) or Flat Tire Monitor.<
Index
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Overview
DOT... 3502 indicates that the tire was
manufactured in week 35 of the year
2002.
Controls
The date on which the tire was manufactured is indicated by the code on the
sidewall:
Maintenance
The temperature grade for this tire
is established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, underinflation, or
excessive loading, either separately or
in combination, can cause heat buildup
and possible tire failure.<
Tire age
Repairs
tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels
of performance on the laboratory test
wheel than the minimum required by
law.
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Wheel and tire combinations
Winter tires
The right choice
Choosing the right tire
The correct wheel-tire combination affects various systems such
BMW recommends using only
as ABS, ASC+T/DSC and ADB/
wheels and tires that have been
approved by BMW for use on your par- ADB-X/DBC. The function of these systems is impaired if improper wheel-tire
ticular model. Although other wheels
combinations are used.
and tires may theoretically have the
For this reason, use only tires of the
same dimensions, variations in factors
same manufacture and tread configurasuch as manufacturing tolerances can
result in contact between tire and body- tion. In the event of a flat tire, for examwork, ultimately leading to serious acci- ple, remount the approved wheel and
tire combination as soon as possible.<
dents. BMW cannot evaluate all tires
and wheels on the market, and is thus
unable to guarantee that the vehicle will Storage
Store tires in a cool, dry place, protectcontinue to perform safely if unaping them against light whenever possiproved tires and/or wheels are
ble. Protect the tires against contact
mounted.<
with oil, grease and fuel.
For each tire size, BMW has assessed
the safe performance of specific tire
brands and approved them for use.
Consult any BMW center for details.
Comply with any local/national regulations, for example by recording the tire
type in the vehicle documents.
BMW recommends winter tires – M+S
tires – for operation under inclement
winter driving conditions. While all-season tires – M+S designation – provide
better winter traction than the corresponding summer tires, they generally
do not achieve the performance of winter tires.
In the interest of safe tracking and
steering response, install winter tires
made by the same manufacturer and
having the same tread configuration on
all four wheels.
Never exceed the maximum
speed for which the winter tires
are rated.
Unprofessional attempts by laymen to
service tires can lead to damage and
accidents.
Have this work performed by trained
professionals only. Any BMW center
has the required technical knowledge
and the proper equipment and will be
happy to assist you.<
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Winter tires
Only certain snow chains have been
tested by BMW and determined and
approved as roadworthy. Consult any
BMW center for details. BMW recommends using only these approved finelink snow chains. Use them in pairs on
either summer or winter tires, but only
on both rear wheels.
BMW 325xi, 330xi: only in an emergency – for instance, with the vehicle
stuck on one side, or when obstructions make it impossible to reach one
tire – a chain may also be mounted on
just one tire for the limited period
needed to resolve the problem.
Comply with all manufacturer's safety
precautions when mounting the chains.
Do not exceed a speed of 30 mph /
50 km/h when using snow chains.
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225/40 R 18
255/35 R 18
Controls
245/40 R 17
Maintenance
Snow chains*
225/45 R 17
Repairs
Comply with the specified tire inflation
pressures — and be sure to have the
wheel and tire assembly balanced
every time you change a tire or wheel.
225/50 R 16
Data
At tread depths below approx. 3/16 in /
4 mm, winter tires display a perceptible
decrease in their ability to cope with
winter driving conditions, and should be
replaced in the interest of safety.
You cannot mount snow chains on the
following tires:
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Hood
To release
To open
To close
Pull the lever located under the lefthand side of the instrument panel.
Pull the release handle and open the
hood.
Allow the hood to fall from a height of
about 1 ft/30 cm so that it audibly
engages.
Do not attempt to service your
vehicle if you do not have the
required technical background. Failure
to work in an informed, professional
manner when servicing components
and materials constitutes a safety hazard for vehicle occupants and other
road users. If you are not familiar with
the guidelines, please have the operations performed by your BMW center.<
To avoid injuries, be sure that the
travel path of the hood is clear
when it is closed, following the same
safety precautions used in all closing
procedures.
If you notice while driving that the hood
is not completely closed, stop immediately and close it securely.<
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Engine compartment essentials
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125
3 Coolant expansion tank 128
4 Reservoir for the headlamp and
windshield washer system 126
Overview
1 Brake fluid reservoir 129
2 Engine oil dipstick 126
Maintenance
Repairs
Data
Index
6 Auxiliary terminal for jumpstarting 147
Controls
5 Engine oil filler neck 127
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Washer fluids
Engine oil
The oil volume between the two marks
on the dipstick corresponds to approx.
1.1 US quarts/1 liter. Do not fill beyond
the upper mark on the dipstick. Excess
oil will damage the engine.
Headlamp* and windshield
washer system
Capacity approx.
5.6 US quarts/5.3 liters
Fill with water and – if required – with a
washer antifreeze additive according to
manufacturer's recommendations.
We recommend that you mix the
washer fluid before adding it to
the reservoir.<
Checking the oil level
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface
2. Switch the engine off after it has
reached normal operating temperature
3. After approx. 5 minutes, pull the dipstick out and wipe it off with a clean
lint-free cloth, paper towel, or similar
material
4. Carefully push the dipstick all the
way into the guide tube and pull it
out again
5. The oil level should be between the
two marks on the dipstick.
Antifreeze agents for the washer
fluid are highly flammable. For this
As with fuel economy, oil consumption
reason, keep them away from sources
is directly influenced by your driving
of flame and store only in original containers. Store them inaccessible to chil- style and vehicle operating conditions.
dren. Comply with the instructions on
the containers.<
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Engine oil
Wait until the level has dropped to just
above the lower mark before adding oil.
However, you should never let the oil
drop below the lower mark.
BMW engines are designed to
operate without oil additives; the
use of additives could lead to damage
in some cases. This also applies to the
manual transmission, the automatic
transmission, the differential, and the
power steering system.<
Recommendation: have the oil changed
at your BMW center.
Specified engine oils
The quality of the engine oil is
extremely important for the operation
and service life of an engine. Based on
extensive testing, BMW has approved
only certain grades of engine oil.
Use only approved BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil.
If an approved BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil should be unavailable, you
may use small volumes of other synthetic oils for topping up between oil
changes. Use only oils with the specification API SH or higher.
Viscosity is the oilflow rating as established in SAE classes.
The selection of the correct SAE class
depends on the climatic conditions in
the area where you drive your BMW.
Approved oils are in SAE classes
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
These kinds of oil may be used for driving in all ambient temperatures.
Index
Adding engine oil
Controls
Viscosity ratings
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the disposal of used oil.<
Maintenance
You can also call BMW of North America toll-free at 1-800-831-1117 or visit
this website: www.bmwusa.com to
obtain this information.
Repairs
Ask your BMW center for details
concerning the specific BMW
High Performance Synthetic Oil or synthetic oils that have been approved.<
Data
Continuous exposure to used oil
has caused cancer in laboratory
testing. For this reason, any skin areas
that come into contact with oil should
be thoroughly washed with soap and
water.
Always store oil, grease, etc., out of
reach of children. Comply with all warning labels and information on lubricant
containers.<
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Coolant
Do not add coolant to the cooling
system when the engine is hot. If
you attempt to do so, escaping coolant
can cause burns.
Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents
are hazardous to health. You should
always store them in original containers
and in a location which is out of reach
of children. Antifreeze and anti-corrosion agents are inflammable. For this
reason, do not spill them on hot engine
parts. They could ignite and cause serious burns. Comply with the instructions Checking the coolant level and
on the containers.<
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating the disposal of antifreeze agents with corrosion inhibitor.<
adding coolant
Check the coolant level when the
engine is cold, approx. 68 7/+206.
1. Open the cap for the expansion tank
by turning it slightly counterclockwise to allow accumulated pressure
to escape, then open
2. The coolant level is correct when the
upper end of the red float is at least
even with the upper edge of the filler
neck; see arrow. The end of the float
may stick out by a maximum of
3/4 in / 2 cm – that is, up to the second mark on the float
3. If necessary, add coolant. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant until
the correct level is reached – do not
overfill.
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Brake fluid
Adding brake fluid
For adding brake fluid or for determining and correcting the cause of brake
fluid loss, consult your BMW center.
Your BMW center is familiar with the
specifications for factory-approved
brake fluids – DOT 4.
Brake fluid loss results in extended
pedal travel. Refer to the information on
page 116.
Comply with the applicable environmental laws regulating
the disposal of brake fluid.<
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
Parking brake warning lamp for
Canadian models.
Data
The brake warning lamp comes
on when the parking brake is
not engaged: the brake fluid
level is too low, refer to page 18.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, that is,
it absorbs moisture from the air
over time.
In order to ensure the brake system's
safety and reliability, have the brake
fluid changed every two years by a
BMW center. Refer to the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet for US
models or the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
Brake fluid is toxic and damages the
vehicle's paint. You should always store
them in original containers and in a
location which is out of reach of children.
Do not spill the brake fluid and do not
fill the brake fluid reservoir beyond the
MAX mark. The brake fluid could ignite
upon contact with hot engine parts and
cause serious burns.<
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The BMW Maintenance System
From a maintenance point of view,
62,000 miles/100,000 km accumulated
in short-distance urban driving are not
the equivalent of the same distance
covered at moderate cruising speeds in
long-distance highway travel.
The BMW Maintenance System
includes the Engine Oil Service and
Inspections I and II.
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.
Please keep in mind that regular maintenance is not only necessary for the
safety of your vehicle, but also plays a
significant role in maintaining the resale
value of the vehicle.
Service interval display
While conventional systems rely on
milage alone to determine when service
is due, the BMW Maintenance System
reflects the actual conditions under
which the vehicle is operated: some
miles are more strenuous than others.
This service strategy accurately reflects
your own vehicle's specific needs by
defining maintenance intervals according to individual operating conditions.
Minimal use drivers – significantly fewer
than 6,200 miles/10,000 km annually –
should have the engine oil changed at
least every 2 years since oil deteriorates over time, regardless of use.
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models/
Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models
As a precaution against corrosion, if
your vehicle is exposed to potential
damage from unimproved road surfaces we suggest that you have the
body checked for damage from stone
chips and gravel at the same time.
Have your BMW center perform
maintenance and repair.
Be sure that all maintenance work is
recorded in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models, or
in the Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models. These
entries confirm that your vehicle has
benefitted from regular maintenance,
and are also required for warranty
claims.<
Care
You can find everything you need to
know on this topic by consulting the
separate Caring for your vehicle brochure.
For additional information on required
maintenance intervals and procedures,
please refer to the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models, or the Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
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Laws and regulations
California Proposition 65 warning
OBD interface socket
131
If the indicator blinks or flashes, this
indicates a high level of engine misfire.
Reduce speed and contact the nearest
BMW center immediately. Severe
Maintenance
Controls
An illuminated indicator informs
you of the need for service, not
that you need to stop the vehicle. However, the systems should be
checked by your BMW center at the
earliest possible opportunity.
Repairs
This interface makes it possible to
access data on emissions-related components using special equipment.
Data
The interface socket for onboard diagnostics is located on the left-hand side
of the driver's side, behind a specially
marked cover located beneath the
instrument panel. The cover has the letters OBD on it.
Index
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects and
reproductive harm. In addition, certain
fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that
have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by
washing thoroughly with soap and
water.<
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California laws require us to state the
following warning:
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engine misfiring for even a short period
of time can seriously damage emission
control system components, especially
the catalytic converter.
SERVICE ENGINE SOON warning lamp for Canadian models.
If the fuel filler cap is not on tight
enough, the OBD system can
detect leaking vapor and the indicator
will light up. If the fuel filler cap is then
tightened, the indicator will usually go
out after a short period of time.<
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Data
Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
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Replacement procedures
136
Onboard tool kit
Windshield wiper blades
The onboard tool kit is located in the
luggage compartment lid.
1. Switch off the engine
2. Fold the wiper arm completely out
from the windshield
3. Position the wiper blade at an angle
and pull the release spring – see
arrow
4. Fold the wiper blade down and
unhook it toward the windshield
5. Pull the wiper blade past the wiper
arm toward the top
6. Insert a new wiper blade and apply
pressure until you hear it engage.
Loosen the wingnut to open.
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Lamps and bulbs
Low beams and high beams
Engine compartment, left side:
1 Low beams
Because of the extremely high
voltages involved, any work on the
xenon lighting system, including bulbH7 bulb, 55 watts
changing, should be carried out by
The H7 bulb is pressurized. There- technically-qualified personnel only.
fore, wear safety glasses and pro- Otherwise, there is a risk of fatal
injury.<
tective gloves. Failure to comply with
this precaution could lead to injury if the
bulb is damaged.<
Controls
2 High beams
1. Turn the two release catches at the
front to the left – see arrow – to
remove the bulb holder
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
Repairs
Before working on the electrical
system, switch off the electrical
accessory you are working on or disconnect the cable from the negative
terminal of the battery. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in
short circuits.
To prevent injuries and damage, comply with any instructions provided by
the bulb manufacturer.<
The service life of these bulbs is very
long and the probability of a failure is
very low, provided that they are not
switched on and off an unusual number
of times. If one of these bulbs should
nevertheless fail, it is possible to continue driving with great caution using
the fog lamps, provided local traffic
laws do not prohibit this.
Data
A replacement bulb set is available from
your BMW center.
Xenon lamps*
Index
Do not touch the glass portion of
a new bulb with your bare hands
since even small amounts of impurities
burn in to the surface and reduce the
service life of the bulb. Use a clean
cloth, paper napkin, or a similar material, or hold the bulb by its metallic
base.<
When cleaning the headlamps,
please follow the instructions in
the Caring for your vehicle brochure.<
Maintenance
The lamps and bulbs make essential
contributions to the safety of your vehicle. Therefore, comply fully with the following instructions during bulb replacement. If you are not familiar with any of
the procedures, consult your BMW
center.
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Lamps and bulbs
Parking lamps
Front turn signal indicators
5 watt bulb
21 watt bulb
Engine compartment, left side:
1. Extend a screwdriver through the
upper opening and loosen the screw,
continuing until you can extract the
bulb by removing it from the front
2. Disconnect the plug
3. Apply gentle pressure and turn the
bulb toward the letters AUF – refer to
the marking on the housing – then
remove it for replacement
4. Connect the plug
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left – see
arrow – and remove
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
5. Align the lamp assembly's two ridges
and the centering pin with the guides
on the vehicle when installing
6. Slide in the lamp, applying gentle
pressure to seat it firmly
7. Tighten the screw.
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Lamps and bulbs
5 watt bulb
1 Brake lamp
Right-hand luggage compartment
opening:
1. Use finger pressure against the rear
end of the lamp – see arrow – to
press it forward for removal
2. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb
while turning it to the left to remove.
2 Backup lamp
Bulbs in the fender:
3 Tail lamp
All of the bulbs are integrated in a central bulb holder.
Bulbs: 21 watt
1. Unscrew the bulb holder – see arrow
in close-up view – to remove
2. Unplug the power supply plug. Set
the bulb holder aside – on the luggage compartment floor, for example
3. Applying light pressure, turn the bulb
to the left. Remove and replace the
bulb
4. Plug in the power supply fitting
5. Screw the bulb holder back on – see
arrow in close-up view.
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4 Turn signal indicator
Repairs
Tail lamps
Data
Side turn signal indicators
Maintenance
Controls
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Lamps and bulbs
Bulbs in the luggage compartment lid:
1. Use a screwdriver to release the two
clips
2. Swing trim panel down – see arrow 1.
Release the bulb holder – see
arrow 2 – and remove it
3. Applying light pressure, turn the bulb
to the left. Remove and replace the
bulb
4. Press the bulb holder into place,
continuing until you hear it engage
5. Reinstall the trim panel with the clips.
Center high-mount brake lamp
LED strip on the rear window.
Please contact your BMW center in
case of malfunction.
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Changing a wheel
1. Place a screwdriver in the slot and
press toward the left – see arrow – to
release the lens
2. Replace the bulb.
Controls
Maintenance
5 watt bulb
Repairs
License plate lamps
steering lock. Shift into 1st or Reverse,
or if you have an automatic transmission, position the selector lever in Park,
and engage the parking brake.
All passengers should be outside the
vehicle and well away from your immediate working area, behind a guardrail,
for example.
If a warning triangle or portable hazard
warning lamp is available, set it up on
the roadside at an appropriate distance
from the rear of the vehicle. Comply
with all safety guidelines and regulations.
Change the wheel only on a level, firm
surface which is not slippery. Avoid
jacking the vehicle on a soft or slippery
support surface – snow, ice, loose
gravel, etc. – as either the vehicle or the
jack could slip sideways.
Position the jack on a firm support surface.
Do not place wooden blocks or similar
objects under the jack. They could prevent the jack from extending to its full
height and reduce its support capacity.
Do not lie under the vehicle or start the
engine when the vehicle is supported
by the jack. There is otherwise a risk of
fatal injury.<
Index
Safety precautions in the event of
a flat tire or wheel change:
Stop the vehicle as far as possible from
passing traffic. Park on a firm, flat, surface. Switch on the hazard warning
flashers. Turn the steering wheel to the
straight-ahead position and engage the
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Changing a wheel
Your BMW is equipped with a spare tire
or a space-saver spare tire designed for
temporary use in maintaining the vehicle's mobility in an emergency.
To remove the spare tire, lift the
floor panel in the luggage compartment completely out, refer to
page 37.<
What you will need
In order to avoid rattling noises later,
note the position of the tools when you
remove them and return them to their
original position when you are done
using them.
> Jack 1
Lift the floor panel within the luggage
compartment, refer to page 37, and
undo the red wingnut – see arrow.
When you have completed work,
screw the jack all the way back
down. Fold the handle back and
insert it in its holder
> Chock 2
Located behind the jack on the wall
in the luggage compartment. Loosen
the wing nut to remove it
> Spare tire or space-saver spare tire –
located next to the jack
Loosen the wing nut – see arrow – by
hand, remove the storage shelf and
take the wheel out
> Lug wrench – in the onboard tool kit
on the underside of the luggage compartment lid, refer to page 136.
Procedure
1. Read and comply with the safety
precautions provided on the previous page
2. Secure the vehicle to prevent it
from rolling:
Place the wedge against the rear
surface of the front tire on the side
opposite the side being raised. If
the vehicle is parked on a downward slope, place the wedge
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8. Remove accumulations of mud or
5. Position the jack at the jacking
dirt from the mounting surfaces of
point closest to the flat tire – see
the wheel and hub. Clean the lug
arrows – with the jack base vertibolts
cally below the jacking point and
9. Position the new wheel or the
the entire surface of the head of the
space saver spare tire on the hub
jack moves into the right-hand corand screw at least two lug bolts finner of the square recess of the
ger-tight into opposite bolt holes
jacking point – refer to the detail in
the next illustration – when the jack 10. Screw in the remaining lug bolts.
Screw in all the bolts in a diagonal
is cranked
pattern
6. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel
you are changing is raised from the 11. Lower the jack and remove it from
beneath the vehicle
ground
7. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove 12. Tighten the lug bolts securely in a
diagonal pattern
the wheel
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Controls
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securely in front of the tire. If the
wheel must be changed on a surface with a more severe slope, take
additional precautions to secure
the vehicle from rolling
3. Wheels with full wheel covers*:
Reach into the ventilation openings
and pull the cover off
4. Loosen the lug bolts by rotating
half a turn
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13. Wheels with full wheel covers*:
place the wheel cover with the
valve opening – see arrow – over
the valve. Use both hands to press
the cover securely onto the rim
14. Check and correct the tire inflation
pressure at the earliest opportunity.
Vehicles with Tire Pressure Monitor
(TPM)/Flat Tire Monitor: after
mounting the spare tire or correcting the tire inflation pressure, reinitialize the system, refer to pages 85
and 86.
Protect valve stems and valves from dirt
using screw-on valve stem caps. Dirty
valve stems frequently lead to slow
pressure loss.
Do not attempt to install the full
wheel cover on the space-saver
spare tire, since this could damage the
cover.<
Driving with the space-saver
spare tire
The vehicle jack is designed for
changing wheels only. Do not
attempt to raise another vehicle model
with it or to raise any other type of load.
To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.
To ensure continued safety, have the
tightness of the torque bolts checked
with a calibrated lug wrench – torque
specification: 88.5 lb ft/120 Nm – at the
earliest opportunity.<
Be aware that vehicle handling may be
altered. Anticipate, e.g., reduced tracking during braking, longer braking distances, and changed steering characteristics when approaching limit
conditions. These handling characteristics will be even more pronounced if
winter tires are mounted.
When storing a wheel in the spare tire
recess, take care to avoid bending the
threaded rod.
If light-alloy wheels other than original
BMW light-alloy wheels have been
mounted, it may be necessary to use
different lug bolts for those wheels.
Replace the defective tire as soon as
possible and have the new wheel/tire
balanced.
Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h.
Only one space-saver spare tire
may be mounted at one time.
Mount a wheel and tire of the original
size at the earliest possible opportunity.<
Driving with a spare tire*
For certain wheel/tire combinations, the size of the spare tire will
differ from that of the remaining tires.
The spare tire is fully functional at all
loads and speeds. However, the spare
tire should be replaced at the earliest
possible opportunity in order to achieve
the original operating conditions.<
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Run Flat tires*
Additional information on the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) or Flat Tire Monitor
is found beginning on page 85.
Index
Reduce vehicle speed carefully to
under 50 mph / 80 km/h, avoiding hard > Tire inflation pressure of
0 psi/0 kilopascal (kPa):
brake applications and steering maneuapprox. 100 miles/150 km
vers.
Run Flat tires are labeled on the side> Tire inflation pressure of
If the defective wheel is not immediwall with a circular symbol containing
approx. 7-15 psi/50-100 kPa:
the letters RSC. Run Flat tires consist of ately recognizable on the outside,
approx. 300 miles/500 km
check the tire pressure on all four
self-supporting tires and special rims.
> Tire inflation pressure greater than
The tire reinforcement ensures that the wheels.
15 psi/100 kPa:
tire retains some residual safety in the
approx. 600 miles/1,000 km.
Have Run Flat tires replaced by
event of pressure drop and driving
your BMW center. In the interest
remains possible to a restricted degree.
Drive cautiously. Do not exceed a
The vehicle is equipped with Tire Pres- of safety, Run Flat tires should not be
speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h. Be
sure Monitor (TPM) or Flat Tire Monitor, repaired. Your BMW center has the
aware that vehicle handling will be
information needed for working with
which indicate a flat tire.
altered when there is a loss in inflation
Run Flat tires and is equipped with the
pressure. Anticipate, e.g., reduced
necessary special tools.<
Because the sides of Run Flat
tracking during braking, longer braking
tires are reinforced, a drop in infladistances, and changed steering charIf appropriate, please consult your
tion pressure usually cannot be
acteristics.<
BMW center to reequip your vehidetected on the outside.<
cle from summer to winter tires – or vice
versa.<
Controls
Run Flat tires allow you to continue
driving to a restricted degree at a maximum speed of 50 mph / 80 km/h
depending on the cargo load and the
extent of tire damage. You can determine the distance you may continue
driving on the basis of the following values:
Maintenance
If there is a tire failure, the red warning
lamp symbol lights up. This visual alert
is accompanied by an acoustic warning
signal.
Repairs
Driving with a damaged tire
Data
Flat tire
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Battery
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.
Fuses
Return used batteries to a recycling point or your BMW center.
Maintain the battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Secure
the battery against tilting during transport.<
Please consult your BMW center
whenever you have any questions
concerning the battery. The battery is
completely maintenance-free; the following section is provided for your
information only.<
Never disconnect the battery
when the engine is running; the
ensuing voltage surge would seriously
damage the vehicle's onboard electronic systems.<
Charging the battery
When charging the battery in the vehicle, leave the engine off at all times.
Connect the charge cables to the terminals in the engine compartment. For
terminal locations, refer to Jump-starting on page 147.
You will find the fuses and information
on their respective allocation in the
glove compartment behind a panel with
two snap clips.
Do not attempt to repair a blown
fuse or replace it with a fuse
having a different color or amperage
rating. To do this could cause a fire in
the vehicle resulting from a circuit overload.<
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Giving and receiving assistance
Jump-starting
6. Start the engine of the support vehicle and let it run for several minutes
at a slightly elevated engine idle
speed
7. Start the engine of the other vehicle
as usual. If the first start attempt is
not successful, wait a few minutes
before another attempt in order to
allow the discharged battery to
recharge
8. Before disconnecting the jumper
cables, let the engines run for a few
minutes
9. Then disconnect the jumper cables
in reverse sequence.
Depending on the cause of the fault,
have the battery checked and
recharged by your BMW center.
Controls
Maintenance
4. The auxiliary jump-starting terminal
located in your BMW's engine compartment acts as the positive battery
terminal. The cover of this auxiliary
terminal is marked with a + sign.
Remove by pulling the tab – see
arrow 1.
Start by connecting the jumper cable
from the positive terminal of the discharged battery to the positive terminal of the support battery
5. Then connect the negative terminals
with the other jumper cable. First
connect one end to the negative battery terminal or to a suitable grand on
Repairs
1. The battery in the support vehicle
must also be rated at 12 volts. This
information is provided on the battery
label
2. Stop the engine of the support vehicle and switch off all electrical components in both vehicles – except for
the hazard warning flashers of the
support vehicle
3. Make absolutely certain that there is
no contact between the bodywork of
the two vehicles – short circuit hazard
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.<
Data
Do not touch high-voltage wiring
and cables on a running engine.
Contact with components carrying high
voltage can be harmful or fatal. Carefully observe the following instructions
to avoid personal injury and/or damage
to one or both vehicles.<
the support vehicle. Then connect
the other end to the negative battery
terminal or a suitable ground on the
vehicle being started.
Your BMW is equipped with a special
nut for this purpose – see arrow 2
Index
When your battery is discharged you
can use two jumper cables to start your
vehicle with power from the battery in a
second vehicle. You can also use the
same method to help start another
vehicle. Only use jumper cables with
fully insulated handles on the terminal
clamps.
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Jump-starting
Do not use spray starter fluids to
start the engine.<
Towing the vehicle
Towing eyelet
The screw-in towing eyelet is stored in
the onboard tool kit; be sure that it
remains in the vehicle at all times. It 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. The towing eyelet should not be used to pull a
vehicle out of deep snow, mud, sand,
etc.
Always comply with all applicable towing laws and regulations.
Access to tow sockets
Front:
Press out the cover panel with a screwdriver inserted in the recess at the top.
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Towing the vehicle
Make sure the towing eyelet is
firmly screwed all the way in, otherwise the thread could be damaged.
Never attach tie-down hooks, chains,
straps, or tow hooks to tie rods, control
arms, or any other part of the vehicle
suspension, as severe damage to these
components will occur, possibly leading to accidents.<
Never allow passengers to ride in
a towed vehicle for any reason.
Never attach tie-down hooks, chains,
straps, or tow hooks to tie rods, control
arms, or any other part of the vehicle
suspension, as severe damage to these
components will occur, possibly leading to accidents.<
BMW 325xi, 330xi: towing the
vehicle with one axle raised
1. Place the transmission in Neutral
Controls
Maintenance
> Do not tow with sling-type equipment
> Use wheel-lift or flatbed equipment
> Please comply with applicable state
towing laws.
Repairs
driver inserted in the recess at the top.
Data
Towing with a commercial tow
Press out the cover panel with a screw- truck
Rear:
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
2. Switch off the engine
3. Maximum towing speed:
30 mph / 50 km/h
4. Maximum towing distance:
95 miles/150 km.
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Overview
Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
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Engine data
BMW 320i
BMW 325i, 325xi
BMW 330i, 330xi
132.5/2,171
6
152.2/2,494
6
181.8/2,979
6
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cm
Maximum power output
at engine speed
hp/kW
rpm
168/124
6,100
184/135
6,000
225/165
5,900
Max. torque
at engine speed
lb ft/Nm
rpm
155/210
3,500
175/237
3,500
214/290
3,500
Compression ratio
ε
10.8
10.5
10.2
Stroke
Bore
in/mm
in/mm
2.83/72
3.15/80
2.95/75
3.31/84
3.53/89.6
3.31/84
3
Fuel-injection system
Digital electronic engine-management
system (DME)
BMW 325xi, 330xi: power can be tested only on a suitable dynamometer.
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Repairs
Maintenance
Controls
Overview
153
Index
Dimensions
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Weights
BMW 320i
BMW 325i
BMW 325xi
BMW 330i
BMW 330xi
Curb weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
lbs/kg
3,142/1,425
3,219/1,460
3,219/1,460
3,307/1,500
3,461/1,570
3,527/1,600
3,285/1,490
3,362/1,525
3,483/1,580
3,538/1,605
Approved gross vehicle weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission
lbs/kg
lbs/kg
4,200/1,905
4,277/1,940
4,277/1,940
4,365/1,980
4,520/2,050
4,586/2,080
4,343/1,970
4,420/2,005
4,541/2,060
4,597/2,085
Approved front axle load
lbs/kg
1,973/895
1,984/900
2,183/990
2,006/910
2,161/980
Approved rear axle load
lbs/kg
2,359/1,070
2,425/1,100
2,469/1,120
2,469/1,120
2,491/1,130
Approved roof load capacity
lbs/kg
165/75
165/75
165/75
165/75
165/75
Luggage compartment capacity
cu ft/l
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
15.5/440
Never exceed either the approved axle loads or the approved gross vehicle weight.
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Capacities
155
Fuel specification, refer to page 25
Windshield/
Headlamp washer reservoir
quarts/liters
approx. 5.6/5.3
Specifications, refer to page 126
Cooling system including heater circuit
quarts/liters
approx. 8.9/8.4
Specifications, refer to page 128
Engine oil and filter change
quarts/liters
320i, 325i, 330i:
approx. 6.9/6.5
325xi, 330xi:
approx. 6.6/6.2
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil
Specifications, refer to page 126
–
Lifetime lubricant, no oil change
required
Data
Index
Manual and automatic transmission,
transfer box and differential
Controls
approx. 16.6/63
approx. 2.1/8
Maintenance
gal./liters
gal./liters
Repairs
Fuel tank
Reserve
Overview
Notes
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Overview
Operation, maintenance
Maintenance
Controls
Controls and features
Repairs
Owner service procedures
Data
Technical data
Index
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Everything from A to Z
A
ABS Antilock Brake System
18, 115
Accessories 5
Activated-charcoal filter 100
ADB Automatic Differential
Braking 78
Adding brake fluid 129
Air conditioning 92, 98
Air distribution 94, 98
Air nozzles 92, 96
Air outlets 92, 96
Air pressure 117
check 25
Air supply 94, 98
Airbags 19, 53
Alarm system 38
Antifreeze 128
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
18, 115
Anti-theft system 38
Armrest 102
ASC+T Automatic Stability
Control plus Traction 18,
19, 78
Ashtray
front 104
rear 105
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 99
Automatic car wash, refer to
the Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Automatic climate control 96
Automatic cruise control 69
Automatic Differential Braking (ADB) 78
Automatic dimming, interior
rearview mirror 52
Automatic headlamp
control 89
Automatic recirculated-air
control (AUC) 99
Automatic Stability Control
plus Traction (ASC+T) 18,
19, 78
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 19, 64
Average fuel
consumption 76
Average speed 76
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 39
Axle loads 154
B
Backrest, adjusting 45
Backup lamps 63
replacing bulb 139
Battery
charge 146
discharged 146
Battery charge current 18
Belts 47
Beverage holder 102, 103
Blower 94, 98
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oils 127
BMW sports seat 45
Bore 152
Bottle holder, see Beverage
holder 102
Brake hydraulic system 18
Brake lamps
replacing bulb 139
Brake pads 19
Brake, parking 62
Brakes
malfunctions 116
Break-in procedures 114
Bulb, replacing 137
C
California Proposition 65
warning 131
Can holder, see Beverage
holder 102
Capacities 155
Car care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Car radio
refer to the Owner's Manual for Radio
Car telephone
refer to the separate
Owner's Manual
Car vacuum cleaner, connecting 104
Car wash, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Cargo loading 108
Cassette player operation,
refer to the Owner's Manual for Radio
Cassette player operation,
see Owner's Manual for
Radio
CBC Cornering Brake
Control 18, 115
CD player operation, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Radio
Cellular phone 104
Center armrest 102
Center high-mount brake
lamp 140
Central locking system 30
button 34
Changing a wheel 141
Charge indicator lamp 18
Check Control 73
Child-restraint mounting
system (LATCH) 57
Cigarette lighter 104
Cleaning windshield 69
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F
Failure messages 73
False alarm, avoiding 39
Fault displays 73
First-aid kit 23
Flashlight 102
Flat tire 117, 141
Flat Tire Monitor 86
Fog lamps 91
Folding rear backrest 106
Follow me home lamps 89
Front fog lamps 91
Front seat adjustment 44
Frost protection
radiator 128
Overview
Controls
Maintenance
Engine oil
adding 126
capacity 155
consumption 126
pressure 18
quality 127
types 127
viscosity 127
Engine oil level 19
check 126
Engine speed 152
Environmentally-friendly
driving, refer to Energy
control 71
Exterior mirrors 51
Eyelet, towing 148
Repairs
E
Electric power windows 40
Electrical accessories, failure 146
Electrical malfunction
fuel filler door 24
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
Emergency operation
doors 33
fuel filler door 24
sliding/tilt sunroof 43
Emergency release
luggage compartment
lid 37
Emissions, minimum, refer
to Energy control 71
Energy control 71
Engine
starting 60
switching off 62
Engine compartment 124
Engine coolant 155
adding 128
temperature gauge 72
Engine data 152
Data
D
Data
dimensions 153
engine 152
technical 152
weights 154
Daytime driving lamps 89
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 115
Defrost position 95, 98
Defrosting
rear window 94, 99
windows 95, 98
Digital clock 74
Dimensions 153
Dipstick, engine oil 126
Displacement 152
Display lighting 90
Displays 16
Distance warning 77
Divided rear backrest 106
Door key 30
Door lock buttons 34
Doors
emergency operation 33
unlocking and locking 31
Driving notes 115
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 18, 19, 80
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 80
Dynamic Brake Control
(DBC) 115
Dynamic Stability Control
(DSC) 18, 19, 80
Dynamic Traction Control
(DTC) 80
Index
Clock 74
setting, refer also to the
radio or onboard computer Owner's Manual
Cockpit 14
Code, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio
Coin box 102
Compartments 102
Compression ratio 152
Computer 75
Condensation, removing
from windows 95, 98
Consumption 76
display 72
Coolant 128, 155
Cooling system 155
Copyright 4
Cornering Brake Control
(CBC) 18, 115
Cruise control 69
Cup holder, see Beverage
holder 102
Curb weight 154
Cushion height 153
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Fuel consumption 76
display 72
Fuel economy, refer to
Energy control 71
Fuel filler door 24
release following an electrical malfunction 24
Fuel gauge 72
Fuel specifications 25
Fuel tank capacity 155
Fuel tank display 72
Fuel tank gauge 72
Fuel-injection system 152
Fuses, replacing 146
G
Gasoline 25
Gasoline gauge 72
Glove compartment 101
Grills 92, 96
Gross vehicle weight 154
H
Hands-free system 104
Harman Kardon premium
sound system 101
Hazard warning flashers 14
Hazard warning triangle 23
HDC Hill Descent Control 84
Head airbags 53
Head restraints 47
Headlamp flasher 90
Headlamp washer system
126, 155
Headlamps 89
automatic control 89
Heated seats 50
Heating and ventilation 96
Heavy loads 108
High beams 21, 67, 90
replacing bulb 137
Hill Descent Control
(HDC) 84
Holder for
beverages 102
litter bag 103
Hood release 122
Horn 14
Hydraulic brake assistant,
see DBC
Hydroplaning 115, 117
I
Ice warning 75
Icy roads 75
Ignition key 30
Ignition lock 60
Imprint 4
Indicator lamps 18
Inflation pressure 25, 117
monitoring 85
INSPECTION 73
Instrument cluster 16
Instrument lighting 90
Instrument panel 14, 16
Interface socket for onboard
diagnostics 131
Interior lamps 32, 91
remote control 32
Interior motion sensor 38
switching off 39
Interior rearview mirror 52
automatic dimming
feature 52
Interlock 60
Intermittent mode 68
J
Jack 141
Jump-starting 147
K
Key Memory 59
Keys 30
with remote control 30
L
Lamp, replacing 137
Lashing fittings 109
LATCH child-restraint
mounting system 57
Length 153
License plate lamp
replacing bulb 141
Light switch 89
Lighter 104
LIGHTS ON warning 89
Litter bag holder 103
Load-securing devices 109
Lock, steering wheel 60
Low beams 89
automatic 89
replacing bulb 137
Lug wrench 141
Luggage compartment 35
capacity 154
floor mat 38
floor panel 37
lighting 35
Luggage compartment lid 35
emergency operation 35
emergency release 37
remote control 32
securing separately 35
Luggage rack 110
Lumbar support 46
M
M+S tires 120
Maintenance 73, 130
Malfunction displays 73
Manual transmission 63
MC operation, refer to the
Owner's Manual for Radio
MD operation, refer to the
Owner's Manual for Radio
Memory 49
Memory settings 59
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P
Panel lighting 90
Panic mode – trigger
alarm 32
Park Distance Control
(PDC) 77
Parking aid 77
Parking brake 62
Parking lamps 89
replacing bulb 138
PDC Park Distance
Control 77
Pocket flashlight 102
Pollen 95, 100
Overview
S
Safe seating position 44
Safety belt height adjustment 48
Safety feature 40
Seat adjustment 44
mechanical 45
power 46
Seat heating 50
Seat memory 49
Securing cargo 109
Securing devices 109
Selector lever, automatic
transmission 64
Service and Warranty Information Booklet 130
Service interval display
73, 130
Shiftlock 64
Side airbags 53
Size 153
Ski bag 107
Controls
R
Radiator 155
Radio, refer to the Owner's
Manual for Radio
Rain sensor 68
Range 76
Reading lamps
front 91
rear 91
Rear backrest, folding 106
Rear center 3-point safety
belt 106
Rear lamps 139
Rear window defroster
94, 99
Rearview mirror 51
Recirculated-air mode
94, 99
Reclining seat 44
Refueling 24
Remote control 31
Remote control keys 30
Replacement key 30
Reporting safety defects 6
Reserve indicator lamp 72
Maintenance
Reverse 63
Roller sun blind 100
Roof load capacity 154
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 110
Run Flat tires 119, 145
Repairs
O
OBD interface socket 131
Obstruction protection 40
Odometer 71
Oil
capacity 155
quality 127
viscosity 127
Oil additives 127
Oil change intervals, refer to
the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models/Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models
Oil consumption 126
Power output 152
Power seat 46
Power windows
safety switch 41
Pressure, tires 25, 85, 117
monitoring 85
Data
N
Navigation system, refer to
the separate Owner's
Manual
Neckrest 47
Oil dipstick 126
Oil filter change 155
Oil level
checking 126
indicator lamp 18
Oil pressure
indicator lamp 18
OIL SERVICE 73
Oil types 127
Onboard computer, refer to
the Owner's Manual for
Onboard Computer
Onboard tool kit 136
Operating elements 14
Outlets, ventilation 92, 96
Outside temperature display 75
Index
Microfilter 95, 100
Microphone 104
Mirror
automatic curb monitor 50
Mirror defrosting 51
Mirror memory 49
Mirrors 51
Modifications, technical 5
Multifunction switch 67
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Sliding/tilt sunroof 41
closing following an electrical malfunction 43
convenience operation 31
remote control 32
Snow chains 121
Socket 104
Spare key 30
Spare tire 141
Speedometer 16
Sports seat 45
Standing lamps 90
Starting problems 60
Starting the engine 60
Steering wheel lock 60
Steering wheel with multifunction buttons 22
Steering wheel, adjusting 51
Steptronic 64
Storage compartments 102
Storage, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Stroke 152
Switching off the engine 62
Symbols 4
Synthetic oils 127
T
Tachometer 16, 71
Tail lamps
replacing bulb 139
Tank capacity 155
Technical data 152
Technical modifications 5
Telephone hookup 104
Telephone, refer to the separate Owner's Manual
Temperature adjustment
94, 98
Temperature display
engine coolant 72
outside temperature 75
Temperature layering 95, 99
Thigh support area, adjusting 45
Third brake lamp 140
Through-loading system 106
Tilt alarm sensor
switching off 39
Time 74
Tire damage 117
Tire inflation pressure
25, 117
Tire Pressure Monitor
(TPM) 85
Tire replacement 118
Tire tread 117
Tools 136
Torque 152
Towing eyelet 148
Towing the vehicle 148
TPM Tire Pressure
Monitor 85
Track 153
Transmission 63
Transporting children
safely 55
Tread depth, tires 117
Tread wear indicator 117
Trigger alarm – Panic
mode 32
Trip odometer 71
Trunk 35
capacity 154
Trunk lid, see Luggage compartment lid 35
Turn signal indicator 21, 67
replacing bulb 138
Turning circle 153
U
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 119
V
Vacuum cleaner, connecting 104
Vehicle
break-in procedures 114
starting 62
switching off 62
Vehicle Memory 59
Vehicle storage, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Vehicle weight 154
Ventilation 92, 96
draft-free 95, 99
Viscosity 127
Voice Control System, refer
to the separate Owner's
Manual
Voice recognition 22
W
Warning lamp "Please fasten
safety belts" 19
Warning lamps 18
Warning messages 73
Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet 130
Warranty, refer also to separate booklet 6
Washer fluid
refilling 126, 155
Washer reservoir
filling 126, 155
Washer/wiper system 68
Water on roads
deep water 115
Wear indicator for tires 117
Weights 154
Wheel, changing 141
Wheelbase 153
Wheels and tires 120
Wheelslip control, see
DSC 80
Width 153
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Controls
Maintenance
Repairs
X
Xenon lamps 137
Data
Window condensation
removing 95, 98
Windows
convenience operation 31
defrosting 95, 98
power 40
remote control 32
Windshield washer reservoir, filling 126, 155
Windshield wiper blades
replacing 136
Windshield wipers 68
Winter tires 120
Work in the engine compartment 122
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Refueling
To ensure that you always have convenient access to all essential information
when you stop for fuel, we recommend
that you fill out the adjoining chart by
entering the data that apply to your
vehicle. Consult the index for individual
specifications.
Fuel
Designation
Please enter your preferred fuel here.
Engine oil
Quality
The oil volume between the two marks
on the dipstick corresponds to approx.
1.1 US quarts/1 liter.
Tire inflation pressure
Summer tires
Front
Rear
Winter tires
Front
Rear
Up to 4 persons
5 persons or 4 plus luggage
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