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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.
We therefore have this request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and
familiarize yourself with the information that we have
compiled for you before starting off in your new vehicle.
It contains important data and instructions intended to
assist you in gaining maximum use and satisfaction from
your BMW's unique range of technical features. The manual also contains information on maintenance designed
to enhance operating safety and contribute to maintaining
the value of your BMW throughout an extended service life.
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.
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models or a Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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Notes
Reporting safety defects
Cockpit
Control Center
Voice command system
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196 Technical data
200 Short commands of
voice command system
203 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
104 Things to remember when driving
Navigation
Mobility
Starting navigation system
Entering destination
Destination guidance
What to do if …
Reference
110
112
120
124
Navigation
Refueling
Wheels and tires
Under the hood
Maintenance
Rules and regulations
Replacing components
Giving and receiving assistance
Entertainment
86
89
95
Opening and closing
Adjustments
Transporting children safely
Driving
Everything under control
Technology for comfort, convenience
and safety
Lamps
A congenial climate
Practical interior accessories
164
166
173
177
179
181
188
Driving tips
Mobility
Controls
26
36
45
49
64
75
Communications
146 Telephoning
157 TeleService, BMW Assist
At a glance
10
16
20
128 On/off and tone
132 Radio
139 CD player and CD changer
Communications
4
7
Entertainment
Controls
The fastest way to find specific topics is
to use the index on page 203.
At a glance
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Notes
Notes
Using this Owner's Manual
Symbols used
We have made every effort to ensure that
you are able to find what you need in this
Owner's Manual as quickly as possible.
The fastest way to find specific topics is to
use the detailed index at the back of the
manual. 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.
Should you sell your BMW some day,
please remember to hand over the Owner's
Manual as well; it is an important component of your vehicle.
Additional sources of information
Should you have any other questions, your
BMW center will be glad to advise you at
any time.
You can find information on BMW, e.g.
technology, on the Internet at
www.bmwusa.com.
< Marks the end of a specific item of information.
Indicates information that will assist
you in gaining the optimum benefit
from your vehicle and enable you to care
more effectively for your vehicle.
Refers to measures that can be taken
to help protect the environment.
* Indicates special equipment, countryspecific equipment and optional extras
when available.
"..." Identifies Control Display texts used to
select individual functions.
Symbols on vehicle components
Indicates that you should consult the
relevant section of this Owner's Manual for information on a particular part or
assembly.
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BMW pursues a policy of continuous,
ongoing development that is conceived
to ensure that our vehicles continue to
embody the highest quality and safety
standards combined with advanced, stateof-the-art technology.
Please bear in mind that the manual may
contain information on accessories and
equipment that you have not specified for
your own vehicle. Sections describing
options and special equipment are marked
by asterisks * to assist you in identifying
possible differences between the descriptions in this manual and your own vehicle's
equipment. This asterisk is generally used
at the point at which the respective equipment is explicitly described.
For this reason, it is possible that the features described in this Owner's Manual
could differ from those on your vehicle. Nor
can errors and omissions be entirely ruled
out. You are therefore asked to appreciate
that no legal claims can be entertained on
the basis of the data, illustrations or
descriptions in this Owner's Manual.
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Should your BMW be equipped with features or accessories not described in this
manual, please consult the enclosed Supplementary Owner's Manual(s).
At a glance
On purchasing your BMW, you have
decided in favor of a model with individualized equipment and features. This Owner's
Manual describes the entire array of
options and equipment available with a
specific BMW model.
Controls
Editorial notice
Driving tips
The individual vehicle
Notes
For your own safety
Maintenance and repair
Advanced technology, e. g. the use
of modern materials and high-performance electronics, requires specially
adapted maintenance and repair methods.
Therefore, only have corresponding work
on your BMW carried out by a BMW center
or a workshop that works according to
BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel. If work is carried
out improperly there is a danger of consequential damage and the related safety
risks.<
Parts and accessories
For your own safety, use genuine
parts and accessories approved by
BMW.
When you purchase accessories tested
and approved by BMW and Genuine BMW
Parts, you simultaneously acquire the
assurance that they have been thoroughly
tested by BMW to ensure optimum performance when installed on your vehicle.
BMW warrants these parts to be free from
defects in material and workmanship.
BMW will not accept any liability for damage resulting from installation of parts and
accessories not approved by BMW.
BMW cannot test every product made by
other manufacturers to verify if it can be
used on a BMW safely and without risk to
either the vehicle, its operation, or its occupants.
Genuine BMW Parts, BMW Accessories
and other products approved by BMW,
together with professional advice on using
these items, are available from all BMW
centers.
Installation and operation of non-BMW
approved accessories such as alarms,
radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels,
suspension components, brake dust
shields, telephones – including operation of
any portable phone from within the vehicle
without using an externally mounted
antenna – or transceiver equipment, for
instance, CBs, walkie-talkie, ham radio or
similar accessories, may cause extensive
damage to the vehicle, compromise its
safety, interfere with the vehicle's electrical
system or affect the validity of the BMW
Limited Warranty. Refer to your BMW center for additional information.<
Maintenance, replacement, or repair
of the emission control devices and
systems may be performed by any automotive repair establishment or individual using
any certified automotive part.<
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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 076751227, Telephone (800) 831-1117.
> New Vehicle Limited Warranty
> Rust Perforation Limited Warranty
> Federal Emissions System Defect
Warranty
> Federal Emissions Performance
Warranty
> California Emission Control System
Limited Warranty.
Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models or in the
Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it
may open an investigation, and if it finds
that a safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems
between you, your dealer, or BMW of North
America, LLC.
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Communications
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the
Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-4249393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C.
area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department
of Transportation, Washington, D.C.
20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the
Hotline.
At a glance
Your BMW is covered by the following warranties:
Controls
The following only applies to vehicles
owned and operated in the US.
Driving tips
We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly.
Navigation
Reporting safety defects
Entertainment
Service and warranty
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At a glance
This overview of buttons, switches and
displays is intended to serve as a source
of orientation in your vehicle's operating
environment. The section will also assist
you in becoming acquainted with the
control concepts and options available
for operating the various systems.
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Cockpit
Cockpit
All around the steering wheel: controls and displays
1
Rear window blind 96
2
Rear window safety switch 33
5
3
Opening and closing windows 32
4
Adjusting exterior mirrors 42
Turn signals 55
High beams,
headlamp flasher 87
Roadside parking lamps 87
Check Control 66
Computer 68
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Instrument cluster 12
Windshield wipers 56
Portable phone:
> Press briefly:
Accept call or terminate call
as well as dialing if an entry has been
selected from "A - Z", "Top 8", "Redial",
"Received calls" or "Missed calls"
> Press longer: redialing
Rain sensor 56
9
Ignition lock 49
10 Horn: the entire surface
11
Volume
At a glance
7
Steering wheel heater 44
Controls
Buttons on steering wheel
12
Fast forward/reverse
Cruise control 57
Active cruise control 58
14 Opening luggage compartment lid 30
> CD
Press briefly: select track
Press longer: fast forward/reverse
15
> Portable phone
Press briefly: select entry in "A - Z",
"Top 8", "Redial", "Received calls" or
"Missed calls"
16
Parking lamps 86
Low beams 86
Automatic headlamp
control 86
Adaptive Head Light 87
Individually programmable 44
Individually programmable 44
Head-Up Display 83
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Instrument lighting 88
Mobility
Fog lamps 87
Navigation
13 Releasing engine hood 173
Entertainment
> Radio
Press briefly: change station
Press longer: manual search or automatic search scan
Communications
Voice command system
Driving tips
Steering wheel adjustment 43
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Cockpit
Instrument cluster
1
Indicator lamps for turn signals 13
2
Speedometer with display of speed for
> Automatic transmission 53
> Cruise control 57
7
Display for
> Active cruise control 58
> SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
3
Fixed indicator and warning lamps 13
> Computer 68
4
Display for active cruise control 59
5
Tachometer 64
and Energy Control 65
> Date and remaining distance for
service requirement 65
6
Display for
> Odometer and trip odometer 64
> Check Control message present 66
> Variable indicator and warning
lamps 67
8
Fuel gauge 65
9
Resetting trip odometer 64
> Speed for cruise control 58
> Desired speed for active cruise
control 59
> Time/date 64
> Outside temperature 64
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DTC Dynamic Traction Control 77
Please fasten safety belt
+
40
Colors
Fixed indicator and warning lamps
The indicator and warning lamps can light
up in different colors and combinations.
> Red:
Stop immediately
or
important reminder
80
Brake system +
With handbrake applied 50
With handbrake released 78, 176
With other warning lamps 78
Brake system for Canadian models
Airbags
+
> Red and yellow:
Continue driving moderately
> Yellow:
Have checked soon
or
for your information
Entertainment
+
Check Gas Cap 164
Lamp for US models
> Green or blue:
For your information.
81
Service Engine Soon + 179
If the indicator lamp comes on
either continuously or intermittently, this indicates a fault in the
emissions-related electronic systems.
Although the vehicle remains operational, you should have the systems checked by your BMW center
at the earliest possible opportunity.
Variable indicator and warning lamps
On the display 6 of the instrument cluster,
other indicator and warning lamps appear
as necessary. Pay attention to the instructions of the accompanying Check Control
messages, also refer to page 66.
Mobility
Active steering
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control + 77
Controls
High beams/headlamp flasher 87
When a malfunction occurs in a monitored
system, the corresponding lamp will either
fail to go out when the engine is started, or
it will come on again during normal driving,
usually accompanied by a Check Control
message. Detailed information is provided
on the specified pages.
Turn signals 55
At a glance
78
Driving tips
The indicator and warning lamps identified
by the + symbol are subjected to an operation check each time you switch on the
ignition or start the engine. They each light
up once for different periods of time.
+
Navigation
Technology that monitors itself
ABS Antilock Brake System
Communications
Indicator and warning
lamps
Service Engine Soon indicator
lamp for Canadian models
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Front fog lamps 87
Cockpit
All around the center console: controls and displays
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Reading lamps 88
> Navigation DVD 110
3
Initiating emergency call 188
> Audio CD 128
13 Ejecting
4
Interior lamps 88
5
Glass roof, electrical 33
15 Drive for audio CD 128
6
Front passenger's airbag indicator
lamp 82
16 Switching audio sources on/off and
adjusting volume 128
7
Microphone for voice commands 20
17
8
Control Display 16
Displays for menu guidance
9
Hazard warning flashers
14 Drive for navigation DVD 110
Temperature setting,
left/right 90
Automatic air distribution
and volume 90
Cooling function 90
AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control 90
PDC Park Distance Control 75
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
18 Controller 16
Turn, press or horizontal movement
in four directions
19 Activating voice command system 20
Maximum cooling 90
20 Opening start menu on Control
Display 17
Residual heat mode 91
21 Dynamic Driving Control 54
Switching off automatic climate
control 91
Communications
Air volume 90
Navigation
Active seat 42
11 Automatic climate control 89
Driving tips
Active seat ventilation 42
Entertainment
10 Central locking system 29
Heated seats 41
At a glance
Microphone for portable phone 148
Controls
1
Defrosting windows 90
Rear window defroster 89
12 Button for
> Station scan 128
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> Track scan 140
Control Center
Control Center
The Control Center groups the functions
of a large number of switches. This means
that these functions can be operated from
a central position. The following section
provides an introduction to the principle of
the menu guidance. How you control the
individual functions is described in the context of the relevant equipment.
To avoid posing an unnecessary hazard due to inattention, both to your
own vehicle's occupants and to other road
users: never attempt to use the controls or
make entries unless traffic and road conditions allow.<
Menu overview
You can call up all the functions in the Control Center using five menu items.
Controls
Communication
> Portable phone
> BMW Assist or TeleService.
Navigation or onboard information
> Navigation system
> Onboard information, e.g. for display
of the average fuel consumption.
Entertainment
> Radio
> CD player and CD changer.
Climate
> Air distribution
> Seat air conditioning
> Independent ventilation.
1
Controller: you navigate through the
menus of the Control Center and make
adjustments by turning, pressing and
moving it to the left, right, forwards or
backwards
2
The start menu can be opened from any
menu with this button
3
Control Display
When you turn the controller, you feel a
clicking. This helps you to select the
desired menu item.
menu
> Switching off Control Display
> Traffic information
> Tone and display settings
> Settings for your vehicle, e.g. for central
locking or settings for entertainment or
your portable phone
> Display of maintenance requirement
and dates for statutory emission and
vehicle inspections.
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Confirm the message by pressing the controller; the start menu is opened.
Start menu
1
In menus, you can change fields to
select the menu items they contain or
to make adjustments. The active field
is brighter than the others
2
Menu items are usually grouped in horizontal or vertical lists
3
Arrows indicate that other menu items
can be selected in lists, but these are
not visible at the moment
4
Adjustments are displayed in diagrams
or as numbers
5
A symbol indicates the last selected
menu item of the start menu:
Driving tips
As of ignition key position 1, the following
message appears on the Control Display:
Controls
At a glance
Displays in menu
Navigation
Menu guidance
Via the start menu, you can open four
menus by moving the controller to the left,
right, forwards or backwards. Pressing the
controller opens the menu.
Navigation or
onboard information
Opening start menu
Climate
Communications
Entertainment
menu
Press button.
To open the start menu from the
Entertainment
Communication
menu:
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Press the button twice.
Control Center
Selecting menu items and making adjustments
1
To select individual menu items: turn
the controller. The marking moves.
Menu items shown in white can be
selected
2
To activate menu items selected with
the marking: press the controller. In the
current field, new menu items are displayed or a function is executed
3
To change the current field: move the
controller to the left, right, forwards or
backwards and let go.
4
To select menu items, cf. 1: turn the
controller. The marking moves
5
To make adjustments: turn the controller. A graphical display, numerical values or text displays change. The adjustment is applied if you change to another
field or into another menu
To change the current menu: move the
controller to the left, right, forwards or
backwards and hold for longer than
approx. 2 seconds. The menu in the relevant direction is opened
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Display for Entertainment:
Radio or CD,
sound output for entertainment off.
Display for Telephone:
"Car Phone", "Portable" or no network
3
new entries present in "Missed
calls"*,
text message/SMS received,
roaming active
4
Telephoning and emergency call
possible
5
Current time
Additional displays:
If information is issued by the Check Control or inputs are made using the voice
command system, a text message appears
here on the Control Display.
Driving tips
2
2. Select a menu item
3. Press the controller.
Switching Control Display on/off
To switch off the Control Display:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Display off" and press the controller.
The status information continues to be
displayed.
Assistance window*
Mobility
To switch on the Control Display:
Press the controller.
Navigation
Manual or automatic air distribution for
driver and passenger side
Entertainment
1
Controls
1. Move the controller to the right to
change to the assistance window and
press the controller
At a glance
To select the display in the assistance window:
Communications
Status information
Additional information can be displayed in
the assistance window:
> The computer or the travel computer
> The current position.
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> The travel route in vehicles with navigation system
Voice command system
Voice command system *
The concept
Voice commands
The voice command system allows you to
control operation of various vehicle systems without ever removing your hands
from the steering wheel.
Activating voice command system
Individual menu items on the Control Display can be spoken as commands. Operation via the controller is not required.
The voice command system transforms
your oral commands into control signals for
the selected systems and provides support
in the form of instructions or questions.
The voice command system uses a special
hands-free microphone located in the area
of the interior rearview mirror, refer to
page 14.
Entertainment
Briefly press the button on the steering
wheel or in the center console.
Precondition
The set language of the Control Center and
of the voice command system should
match so that the commands to be spoken
can be identified more easily. Setting the
language of the Control Center, refer to
page 73.
Symbols used
Indicates voice commands in this
Owner's Manual which are to be spoken word for word.
This symbol on the Control Display and
an acoustic message indicate that you can
enter voice commands.
The text or numbers that the voice command system has registered will appear on
the Control Display.
This symbol appears on the Control Display when you can enter additional voice
commands.
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Terminating or canceling voice
command system
Press the
button on the steering wheel
or in the center console
or
{Cancel}.
4. {CD}.
The system outputs:
{{CD}}
Voice commands
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If there are no other voice commands,
operate the equipment using the Control
Center.
{Main menu}.
You can have a list of the respectively possible voice commands read off; this list is
dependent on the menu item selected on
the Control Display.
For example, if you have selected "CD",
the possible voice commands for operating
the CD player and the CD changer will be
read off:
There are often a number of commands to
run a function, e.g.:
5. Select music track, e.g.:
{Track 1}.
The system outputs:
{{Track 1}}.
Entertainment
{Options} or {Help}.
Navigation
Driving tips
To open the start menu:
{Radio on} or {Switch on radio}.
Communications
With short commands you can carry out
certain functions directly, regardless of
which menu item is selected, refer to
page 200.
An example: selecting a music track
1. If necessary, switch on sound output for
Entertainment
2. Press the button on the steering
wheel or in the center console
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3. {Entertainment}.
The system outputs:
{{Entertainment}}
Voice command system
Notes
Do not use the voice command system in emergency situations. In stress
situations, voice and pitch can change.<
The portable phone can also be operated by voice control, refer to
page 153.<
For voice commands, bear the following in
mind:
> Issue the commands fluently and at
normal volume, avoiding excessive
emphasis and pauses
> Always speak commands with the pronunciation of the voice command system, as otherwise, for example, foreign
radio stations will not be understood
> For entries in the voice-activated phone
book, only use names in the language
of the voice command system and no
abbreviations
> Keep the doors, windows and glass
roof closed to prevent interference from
ambient noise
> Avoid other sources of noise in the
vehicle while speaking, and ask other
vehicle occupants to refrain from talking while you are using the system.
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
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Controls
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Controls
This chapter is intended to provide you
with information for complete control
of your vehicle. Its extensive array of
features and accessories, both for driving
and for your own safety, comfort and
convenience, are described here.
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Opening and closing
Opening and closing
The key set
Key Memory
How the system functions
Doubtless you have often reflected on how
great it would be if you could configure
your vehicle's various adjustment settings
to meet your own personal requirements.
BMW has designed several freely selectable options into the vehicle during its
development. You can set these as desired
via the Control Center.
1
Master keys with remote control.
They specify the functions of the Key
Memory. In the process individual functions of your vehicle can behave differently depending on the key used, see
further below.
To differentiate, you can mark the keys
with remote controls using the colorcoded decals you received on taking
delivery of the vehicle
There is an extended-life battery
in every master key with remote
control which is charged automatically
in the ignition lock as you drive.
If you have any master keys with remote
control that are not used on a regular
basis, you should therefore remember
to recharge these units by using them
to drive the vehicle for an extended
period at least every six months, also
refer to page 28.<
2
Spare key for storage in a safe place,
such as in your wallet.
With this key the locks for the luggage
compartment lid and the glove compartment cannot be actuated. This is an
advantage in a hotel, for example. The
key is not intended for constant use
Replacement keys
Additional or replacement keys are available at your BMW center.
You can have up to four different basic settings adjusted for four different persons for
the specific keys. The only requirement is
that each person uses his or her own master key with remote control.
When your vehicle is unlocked with the
remote control, the vehicle recognizes the
individual key by means of a data exchange
and makes adjustments accordingly.
Examples of Key Memory functions
> Automatic adjustment of the electric
driver's seat
> Locking the vehicle after moving off
> When unlocking with the remote control, either unlock only the driver's door
or the entire vehicle
> Activating visual warning for PDC Park
Distance Control
> Reset volume setting.
Central locking system
The concept
The central locking system is ready for
operation whenever the driver's door is
closed. This simultaneously engages and
releases the locks on the following:
> Doors
> Luggage compartment lid
> Fuel filler door.
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Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
> via the remote control
1. Open the
> via the door lock
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
In an accident, the central locking system
automatically unlocks the vehicle. In addition, the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on.
Opening and closing: from
outside
4. Select "Central locking" and press the
controller
5. Select "Unlock button" and press the
controller
Controls
The anti-theft system is automatically activated whenever you operate the central
locking system from outside the vehicle.
It prevents the doors from being unlocked
using the safety lock buttons or door handles. The alarm system is armed/disarmed
at the same time.
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
6. Select a menu item:
> "All doors"
Press the
button once to unlock
the entire vehicle
> "Driver's door only"
Press the
button once to unlock
only the driver's door and the fuel
filler door.
Press the button twice to unlock the
entire vehicle
Driving tips
When actuated from the inside, the fuel
filler door is not locked, refer to page 29.
Navigation
and from inside via the button for the central locking system.
menu
At a glance
The central locking system can be operated from the outside
When you engage/release the vehicle
locks, you also activate/deactivate the antitheft system, arm/disarm the alarm system,
and switch the interior lamps on/off.
Because any persons or animals left
unattended in a parked vehicle could
lock the doors from the inside, you should
always keep the remote control with you;
this precaution ensures that you will remain
able to unlock the vehicle from the outside
at all times.<
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Convenience opening
Press the
button once briefly and then
keep it pressed. The windows and the
glass roof open.
Locking and securing
Press the
button.
Unlocking
Use the
button to unlock the vehicle
depending on the setting.
Mobility
You can find more detailed information on
the alarm system on page 31.
7. Press the controller.
Switching on interior lamps
If the vehicle is locked, press the
button.
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Protect the remote control against
unauthorized use by handing over
only the spare key, for example when using
hotel valet parking.<
Communications
Entertainment
Using the remote control
Opening and closing
You can also use this function to locate
your vehicle in parking garages etc.
6. Press the controller.
The signals are switched on.
Panic mode*
Malfunction
By pressing and holding the
button for
more than approx. two seconds, you can
trigger the alarm system in response to any
impending danger.
The remote control can be subjected to
malfunctions by local radio waves.
Should the remote control fail to operate
owing to interference of this kind, unlock
and lock the vehicle via the door lock using
the master key.
To switch off the alarm: press any of the
buttons.
Opening luggage compartment lid
Briefly press the
button.
The luggage compartment lid opens,
regardless of whether it was previously
locked or unlocked.
During opening, the luggage compartment lid pivots upward and to the
rear. Ensure that adequate clearance is
available before opening.
A previously locked luggage compartment
lid is also locked again after closing.<
Setting confirmation signals
You can have unlocking or locking the vehicle confirmed.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
4. Select "Confirmation" and press the
controller
5. Select the desired signal
If it is no longer possible to lock the vehicle
via the remote control, the battery is discharged. Use this remote control during an
extended drive; this will recharge the battery, refer to page 26.
For US owners only
The transmitter and receiver units comply
with part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communication Commission regulations. Operation
is governed by the following:
FCC ID:
LX8766S
LX8766E
LX8CAS
Compliance statement:
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
> This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
> this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modifications or
changes to these devices could void
the user's authority to operate this equipment.<
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> To open:
With the door closed, turn the key to the
unlock position and hold it there
> To close:
With the door closed, turn the key to the
lock position and hold it there.
Watch during the closing process to
be sure that no one is injured. Releasing the key stops the operation.<
Manual operation
If an electrical malfunction occurs, you can
unlock or lock the driver's door with the key
in the end positions of the door lock.
At a glance
Driving tips
You can also make the following settings:
> The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle as soon as you
drive off
> The central locking system automatically locks the vehicle after a short time
when no door has been opened.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
4. Select "Central locking" and press the
controller
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Mobility
5. Select "Lock after driving"
or
"Relock door if not opened"
Navigation
You also have the option of operating the
windows and the glass roof from the
driver's door lock.
Entertainment
Convenience operation
You can operate the central locking system
with this button when the front doors are
closed. This only unlocks or locks the
doors and luggage compartment lid, but
not secured. Also, the fuel filler door
remains unlocked to allow refueling.
Communications
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.
Controls
Opening and closing: from
inside
Using door lock
Opening and closing
6. Press the controller.
The setting is selected.
Opening from inside
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Unlocking and opening doors
> Either unlock the doors together with
the button for the central locking system and then pull the door handle
above the armrest or
> pull the door handle twice at each individual door: the first pull unlocks the
door, the second pull opens it.
Press button.
The luggage compartment lid opens unless
it has been secured.
Opening from outside
Locking
> Use the central locking button to lock
all of the doors simultaneously, or
> press down the safety lock button of the
desired door. To prevent you from
being locked out, the open driver's door
cannot be locked using the safety lock
button.
Because any persons or animals left
unattended in a parked vehicle could
lock the doors from the inside, you should
always keep the remote control with you;
this precaution ensures that you will remain
able to unlock the vehicle from the outside
at all times.<
Press button.
The luggage compartment lid opens.
Luggage compartment lid
During opening, the luggage compartment lid pivots upward and to the
rear. Ensure that adequate clearance is
available before opening.<
Only the master keys with remote control,
refer to page 26, match the luggage compartment lock.
Securing separately
Turn the master key with remote control in
the lock of the luggage compartment lid
beyond a resistance point to the right and
withdraw it from a horizontal position.
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If special circumstances should make it
absolutely necessary to operate the vehicle
with the luggage compartment lid open:
Turn the master key to the left as far as it
will go: the luggage compartment lid
opens.
If you use the key to unlock the luggage compartment lid while the alarm
system is armed, the alarm will be triggered. Switching off the alarm, refer to
page 32.<
1. Close all windows and the glass roof
2. Increase the air volume of the automatic
climate control to a high level, refer to
page 90.
Alarm system
At a glance
Unlocking again and opening
manually
Controls
Make sure that the closing path of the
luggage compartment lid is clear, as
otherwise injuries may result.
Operate the vehicle only when the luggage
compartment lid is completely closed. Otherwise, exhaust fumes could penetrate the
interior of the vehicle.<
Driving tips
This locks the luggage compartment lid
and disconnects it from the central locking
system. If you then only hand over the
spare key, refer to page 26, no access is
possible via the luggage compartment lid.
This is an advantage in a hotel, for example.
The concept
Emergency release
> To changing the vehicle's tilt if someone
attempts to steal the wheels or tow the
vehicle
> To interruption of battery voltage.
This lever releases the luggage compartment lid from inside the luggage compartment.
The system responds to unauthorized vehicle entry and attempted theft by simultaneously activating:
Closing
> An acoustic alarm, which lasts for a
period of approx. 30 seconds
> The hazard warning flashers for approx.
5 minutes
> The high beams, which flash on and off
in the same rhythm.
Entertainment
> To movement in the vehicle interior:
interior motion sensor
Communications
> When a door, the hood, or the luggage
compartment lid is opened
Navigation
The vehicle alarm system responds:
The system indicates that it has been correctly armed by switching on the hazard
warning flashers for a single cycle and by
emitting an acoustic signal.
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The handle recesses on the interior trim of
the luggage compartment lid make it easier
to pull down.
When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either
with the remote control or at the door lock,
the alarm system is armed or disarmed at
the same time.
Mobility
Arming and disarming alarm system
Opening and closing
You can also open the luggage compartment lid with the system armed using the
button on the remote control, refer to
page 28. When you close the luggage
compartment lid, it is secured again.
Tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor
Tilt alarm sensor
Switching off alarm
The tilt of the vehicle is monitored. The
alarm system reacts, e.g. in case of an
attempted wheel theft or towing.
> Unlock the vehicle using the remote
control, refer to page 27
Interior motion sensor
> or turn the ignition key to position 1.
Indicator lamp displays
In order for the interior motion sensor to
function properly, the windows and glass
roof must be completely closed.
Avoiding unintentional alarms
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor may be switched off at the same
time. This prevents unintentional alarms,
e.g. in the following situations:
> In duplex garages
> When transporting on car-carrying
trains
> The indicator lamp beneath the interior
rearview mirror flashes continuously:
the system is armed
> The indicator lamp flashes during locking: doors or luggage compartment lid
are not properly closed. Even if you do
not close the alerted area, the system
begins to monitor the remaining areas,
and the indicator lamp flashes continuously after approx.10 seconds. However, the interior motion sensor is not
activated
> The indicator lamp goes out on unlocking: no manipulation or attempted intrusions have been detected in the period
since the system was armed
> The indicator lamp flashes after unlocking until the key is inserted in the ignition lock, but for approx. 5 minutes at
the most: your vehicle has been manipulated in the meantime.
Following triggering of an alarm, the indicator lamp will flash continuously.
> When animals are to remain in the
vehicle.
Switching off tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
Press the
button on the remote control once again directly after locking.
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and
then flashes continuously. The tilt alarm
sensor and the interior motion sensor are
switched off up to the next unlocking and
locking actions.
Windows
To prevent injuries, exercise care
when closing the windows and keep
them in your field of vision until they are
shut.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the ignition key and close the doors to prevent children from operating the windows
and injuring themselves etc.<
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Ignition key as of position 1:
Safety switch
> Ignition key in position 1 for approx.
15 minutes
> In position 0 or with the ignition key
removed for approx. 1 minute, as long
as a front door has not been opened.
For information on using the convenience
operation at the door lock or with the
remote control, refer to page 27 or 29.
Anti-trapping mechanism
If the closing force rises beyond a predefined threshold during closing, the system will immediately stop moving the window prior to lowering it slightly.
Despite the anti-trapping mechanism,
you should always inspect the window's travel path prior to closing it, as the
safety feature might fail to detect certain
kinds of obstructions, such as very thin
objects, and the window would continue
closing.
Always press the safety switch when
children ride in the rear, as otherwise
unchecked closing of the windows could
lead to injuries.<
Accessories in window area
After installing any accessory – such as a
clamp-on antenna for a portable phone –
within the window's travel range, you will
need to have the system reinitialized for
use under the new conditions. Please contact your BMW center for assistance.
Navigation
Entertainment
You can still operate the windows:
Communications
After switching off ignition
With the safety switch, you can prevent the
rear windows from being opened or closed
via the switches in the rear passenger area,
by children, for example. The indicator
lamp lights up when this safety feature is
activated.
Glass roof, electrical*
To prevent injuries, exercise care
when closing the glass roof and keep
it in your field of vision until it is shut.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove
the ignition key and close the doors to pre-
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Mobility
You can close the windows in the same
manner by pulling the switch.
Reference
> Briefly press the switch beyond the
resistance point:
The window moves downward automatically. Press the switch again to
stop the opening movement.
Driving tips
> Press the switch up to the resistance
point:
The window continues to move downward as long as you continue to hold
the switch
At a glance
Pulling the switch beyond the resistance
point and holding it limits the response of
the anti-trapping mechanism. Under these
conditions the window will respond to
forces beyond a defined threshold by only
opening several inches/millimeters.
If you again pull the switch past the resistance point and hold it in position within a
period of roughly 4 seconds, the anti-trapping mechanism will be deactivated.<
Controls
Opening and closing windows
Opening and closing
vent children from operating the roof and
injuring themselves etc.<
Raising, opening, closing
> With the glass roof raised, briefly press
the switch towards 'Open': the glass
roof moves to the end position of
'Open'.
Briefly pressing the switch again stops the
motion.
Anti-trapping mechanism
If the glass roof encounters resistance
when closing from roughly the center of the
roof opening or when closing from the
raised position, the closing action is interrupted and the glass roof reopens a little.
As of ignition key position 1, press the
switch, or slide it in the desired direction
up to the resistance point.
The headliner insert slides back somewhat
when you raise the glass roof. When the
glass roof is opened the headliner retracts
with it.
Do not use force to close the headliner insert with the glass roof in its
raised position, as damage to the mechanism could result.<
For information on using the convenience
operation at the door lock or with the
remote control, refer to page 27 or 29.
After switching off ignition
You can still operate the roof:
> Ignition key in position 1 for approx.
15 minutes
> In position 0 or with the ignition key
removed for approx. 1 minute, as long
as a front door has not been opened.
Automatic* opening and closing
Briefly press the switch past the resistance
point.
In addition, the following movements are
also automatic:
> With the glass roof open, briefly press
the switch towards 'Raise': the glass
roof moves to the end position of
'Raise'
Despite the anti-trapping mechanism
inspect the roof's travel path prior to
closing it, as the safety system might fail to
detect certain kinds of obstructions, such
as very thin objects, and the roof would
continue closing.
Pressing the switch beyond the resistance
point and holding it limits the response of
the anti-trapping mechanism. The glass
roof only opens a short distance.
If you again press the switch past the resistance point and hold it in position within a
period of roughly 2 seconds, the safety feature is deactivated.<
When you close the glass roof, it will
slow down as it approaches the end
of its travel path; this is to allow the antitrapping mechanism to respond more precisely to any obstructions encountered in
this critical range.<
Following interruptions in electrical
power supply
Following interruptions in electrical power,
for instance, when the battery is disconnected, it is possible that the glass roof will
extend to its tilt-up position, but fail to
respond to other commands. The system
must be initialized. Should this occur,
please have the glass roof reinitialized at
your BMW center.
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At a glance
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can operate the glass roof manually:
Driving tips
Controls
1. Lower the cover downwards, if necessary using the screwdriver from the
onboard tool kit at the positions indicated, refer to page 181
2. Insert the Allen wrench supplied with
the onboard tool kit, refer to page 181,
in the opening provided
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Mobility
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
3. Turn the Allen wrench to move the glass
roof in the desired direction. Direction
of rotation for closing, refer to arrow.
Adjustments
Adjustments
Sitting safely
Sitting safely with safety belts
The ideal sitting position can make a vital
contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
The sitting position of the occupants also
plays an important role for passive safety
together with the safety belts and airbags
in an accident. To ensure that the safety
systems operate with optimal efficiency,
we strongly urge you to observe the
instructions contained in the following section.
For additional information on transporting
children safely, refer to page 45.
Sitting safely with airbags
Always maintain an adequate distance between yourself and the airbags. Always hold the steering wheel by
its rim with hands at the 9 o'clock and
3 o'clock positions, to minimize the risk of
injuries to your hands and arms in the event
of airbag deployment.
No one and nothing is to come between the
airbags and the seat occupant.
Do not use the cover of the front airbag on
the front passenger side as a storage area.
Make sure that the front passenger is sitting correctly and does not rest feet or legs
on the instrument panel, otherwise leg injuries can occur if the knee and front airbag
are triggered.
Never let an occupant's head rest near or
on a side airbag because the inflating airbag could cause a serious or fatal injury.<
Even if you adhere to all the instructions
injuries resulting from contact with airbags
cannot be fully excluded, depending on the
circumstances. The ignition and inflation
noise may provoke a mild hearing loss in
extremely sensitive individuals. This effect
is usually only temporary.
For airbag locations and additional information on airbags, refer to page 81.
Fasten your safety belt before starting any
trip. Airbags complement the safety belt as
an additional safety device, but they do not
represent a substitute.
At all times, occupants should sit
upright and be properly restrained –
infants and small children in appropriate
child-restraint systems; larger children and
adults using the safety belts.
Never allow more than one person to wear
a single safety belt. Never allow infants or
small children to ride in a passenger's lap.
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.
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 twisting the belt while routing it firmly
across the hips and shoulder. Do not allow
the belt to rest against hard or fragile
objects. Otherwise, in the event of a frontal
impact, a loose lap belt could slide over
your hips, leading to abdominal injury.
Avoid wearing clothing that prevents the
belt from fitting properly and pull the lap
belt periodically to readjust the tension
across your shoulder in order to avoid a
reduction in the retention effect of the
safety belt.<
For instructions on operating safety belts,
refer to page 40.
Seats
Note before adjusting
Never attempt to adjust your seat
while the vehicle is moving. The seat
could respond with unexpected movement, and the ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident.
Also on the passenger's side, do not incline
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Make corrections in the forward/
backward adjustment of the seat
to ensure that the safety belt still fits
firmly against your body. If you do not
do this, the protection provided by the
safety belt may be reduced.<
1
Longitudinal direction
2
Height
3
Angle
3
Thigh support
Adjust the thigh support until the ideal
support is provided for the thigh
4
Lumbar support
See below
Adjusting sports seat*
In addition to the seat cushion, on the
sports seat you can adjust the thigh support 3, see above.
Easy entry/exit*
4
The backrest width automatically moves as
high up and far forward as possible to ease
driver entry and exit before then returning
to the standard or stored memory setting.
Backrest
Adjusting comfort seat*
In addition to the power seat functions,
several other adjustment options are available with the comfort seat:
This automatic feature is governed by the
driver's door and the ignition switch.
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Driving tips
Shoulder support
You can use the adjustable upper backrest for supplementary support in the
shoulder region. This provides a
relaxed driving position and helps
relieve stress on the shoulder muscles
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2
Entertainment
To ensure that the safety systems
continue to provide optimized protection, please observe the adjustment
instructions on page 36.<
Communications
Backrest width
By adjusting the backrest width, you
can increase or reduce lateral support
Mobility
1
Seat adjustment
Reference
Please observe the information on Damage
to safety belts provided on page 41 and the
information on the active head restraints on
page 40.
Controls
At a glance
the backrest too far to the rear while the
vehicle is being driven, as otherwise there
is a danger in the event of an accident of
'sliding under' the safety belt, eliminating
the protection normally provided by the
belt.<
Adjustments
Adjusting lumbar support*
3. Press the MEMORY button:
The indicator lamp in the button lights
up
4. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2:
The indicator lamp goes out.
Calling automatically
You have two options:
> Calling with vehicle unlocking
> Calling when opening the driver's door.
You can also adjust the contour of the
backrest to obtain additional support in the
lumbar region.
If you want the respective last driver's seat,
exterior mirror and steering wheel position
to be called, proceed as follows.
The upper hips and spinal column receive
supplementary support to help you maintain a relaxed, upright sitting position.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
> Press at the front/rear to strengthen or
weaken the curvature
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
> Press the upper/lower end to move the
curvature upward or downward.
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
Seat, mirror and steering
wheel memory*
1. Open the
menu
4. Select "Central locking" and press the
controller
5. Select "Last seat pos." and press the
controller
6. Select "After unlocking" or "After opening door"
You can store and select two different
adjustment settings for the driver's seat,
exterior mirrors and steering wheel.
The adjustment of the lumbar support is not
stored in the memory.
Storing
1. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 2
2. Set the desired seat, exterior mirror and
steering-wheel positions
7. Press the controller.
When using this feature, always make
sure that the footwell behind the
driver's seat is empty and unobstructed.
If you fail to do so, any persons or objects
behind the seat could be injured or damaged by a rearward movement of the
seat.<
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Convenience mode
Push the mirror selector switch into the
passenger's mirror position.
2. Briefly press the desired memory button 1 or 2.
The system immediately cancels the
adjustment procedure when you press
one of the seat adjustment buttons or
use one of the memory buttons.
Head restraints
Head restraints reduce the risk of spinal injury in the event of an accident.
Adjust the head restraints so that they are
centered roughly at the level of your ears.<
Front seats: adjusting height
Safety feature
1. Close the driver's door and turn the
ignition key to position 0 or 2
You can adjust the height of the head
restraints electrically.
Navigation
2. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2
and maintain pressure until the adjustment process has been completed.
If the MEMORY button is pressed accidentally:
Press the button a second time, the indicator lamp goes out.
Passenger-side exterior mirror tilt
function*
Front seats: adjusting angle
Swivel the head restraint.
With the comfort seat, you use the shoulder
support to set the distance to the back of
the head.
Entertainment
1. Open the driver's door after unlocking
or turn the ignition key to position 1
At a glance
Deactivating
Controls
Do not call up a position from the
memory while the vehicle is moving.
There is a risk of accident from unexpected
movement of the seat or steering wheel.<
Driving tips
driver to see the area immediately adjacent to the vehicle – such as a curb –
when parking, etc.
Communications
Calling manually
Automatic curb monitor
1. Select the driver's mirror with the mirror
selector switch
2. When you engage reverse gear or
selector-lever position R, the exterior
mirror on the front passenger side tilts
downward slightly. This allows the
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Mobility
Activating
Adjustments
Comfort seat
Rear seats: adjusting height
Adjusting side extensions
> Upwards: by pulling
You can fold the side extensions on the
head restraint forward for increased lateral
support.
Front head restraints, active*
The comfort seats are equipped with an
active head restraint.
When necessary, the system will respond
to a rear impact by automatically triggering
the active head restraints.
> Downwards: press the button, arrow 1,
and press the head restraint downwards.
Safety belts
Fasten your safety belt before starting any
trip. Airbags complement the safety belt as
an additional safety device, but they do not
represent a substitute.
To ensure that the active head
restraints afford maximum protection,
and to avoid unnecessary risks to personal
safety, we request that you read and comply with the following:
> Adjust the head restraints so that they
are centered roughly at the level of your
ears
> Do not install seat or head-restraint
covers
> Never use the head restraints as supports for suspending objects of any
kind, such as clothes hangers. Refrain
from mounting accessories on either
the seat or the head restraint.<
Fastening
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage
in the belt buckle.
Please fasten safety belts warning
lamp:
Lights up until the driver and front
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Heated seats*
At a glance
passenger have fastened their safety belts.
Depending on the model, a signal * sounds
or a message* appears on the Control Display at the same time.
The warning is also issued when the driver
or front passenger removes his or her
safety belt while driving.
Front
Controls
The warning can also be issued when
objects are laid on the front passenger seat.<
Releasing
To switch off:
Maintain pressure on the button for several
seconds.
Rear
Damage to safety belts
If the safety belts are damaged or
stretched in an accident: have the
entire belt system, including the tensioning
mechanisms, replaced at your BMW center. Have the belt anchorage points
inspected for damage at the same time.
Failure to observe this precaution may prevent the safety belts from effectively providing optimal protection when needed.<
Navigation
The two rear safety belt buckles integrated
in the rear seat are for passengers sitting
on the left and right. The belt buckle
embossed with the word CENTER is
intended exclusively for use by passengers
riding in the center position.
The temperature setting progresses one
step through its control sequence each
time you press the button.
Entertainment
The shoulder strap's anchorage point will
be in the correct position for adult seat
occupants of every build if the seat is correctly adjusted, refer to page 36.
The operating concept is the same as for
the front heated seats.
Temperature distribution at the front
It is possible to select a temperature-distribution pattern, providing different levels of
heating for the seat cushion and the backrest according to your wishes.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Ignition key in position 2:
1. Open "Climate"
Communications
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
The system regulates the temperatures of
the seat cushion and backrest.
Mobility
2. Press the red button in the belt buckle
Driving tips
1. Hold the belt firmly
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2. Select "Seat heater distribution" and
press the controller
Adjustments
Active seat*
3. Move the controller to the left or right
to select "Driver" or "Passenger"
4. Turn the controller. The adjustment is
applied; the field can be changed.
Active seat ventilation*
The seat cushion is actively varied by alternately raising and lowering the right and left
half of the seat cushion. This reduces muscular tension and fatigue to help prevent
lower back pain.
To activate, press the button; the indicator
lamp lights up.
If you switch off the active seat, it can take
up to 1 minute before the two halves of the
seat cushion have returned to their initial
position.
Mirrors
The system progresses one step through
the control sequence each time you press
the button.
Adjusting exterior mirrors
To switch off:
Maintain pressure on the button for several
seconds.
Use level 3 to cool the passenger
compartment rapidly, for instance,
when heat accumulates in the vehicle. After
a short time, there is an automatic return to
level 2 to prevent undercooling of the occupant's back.<
Arm rest in the driver's door:
1
4-way adjustment
2
To select mirror for adjustment
To prevent the exterior mirrors on this
vehicle from being damaged, always
fold them in by hand before entering an
automatic car wash.<
You can also adjust the mirrors manually if
necessary by pressing against the outer
edges of their lenses.
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Steering wheel adjustment
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
the vehicle is moving. There is a risk
of accident from unexpected movement.<
At a glance
The mirror on the passenger's side
features a lens with a more convex
surface than the mirror installed on the
driver's side. When estimating the distance
between yourself and other traffic, bear in
mind that the objects reflected in the mirror
are closer than they appear. This means
that estimations of the distance to following
traffic should not be regarded as precise.<
For trouble-free operation, keep the photocells clean and do not cover the area
between the interior rearview mirror and
the windshield. Do not attach any kind of
stickers on the windshield in front of the
mirror, either.
Controls
Storing the mirror positions, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel memory on
page 38.
The steering wheel can be adjusted in four
directions.
Storing steering wheel positions, refer to
Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory on
page 38.
Interior and exterior mirrors,
automatic dimming feature*
Automatic steering wheel
adjustment
In conjunction with seat, mirror and steering wheel memory:
The steering wheel automatically moves as
high up and far forward as possible to ease
driver entry and exit before then returning
to the standard position or stored memory
setting.
Mobility
This automatic feature is governed by the
driver's door and the ignition switch.
These mirrors dim steplessly during forward driving when struck by light. There
are two photocells located in the interior
rearview mirror for this purpose. One is
integrated within the mirror's lens, while
the other is located at an offset position on
the rear of the mirror housing.
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To reduce the dazzle effect of following
vehicles at night, turn the knob.
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Interior rearview mirror
Communications
Both exterior mirrors are automatically
heated in ignition key position 2.
Navigation
Driving tips
Self-defrosting mirrors
Adjustments
Steering wheel heater*
> "Short cut / Telephone"
Display/hide phone book
> "Next entertainment source"
Changes audio source
4. Select the desired function
Press the button with the ignition key in
position 2.
The indicator lamp within the button lights
up when the steering wheel heater is in
operation.
Programming button function
5. Press the controller
6. Select button if necessary
.
Depending on your vehicle's equipment, an
individual function can be assigned to each
of the two programmable function buttons
in the steering wheel.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
7. Press the controller.
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
The last setting is applied depending on
which key you have opened the vehicle
with.
3. Select "Steering wheel buttons" and
press the controller.
You can operate the selected function
using the corresponding button.
1. Open the
menu
A list with different functions is displayed:
> "Navigation"
Voice instructions for the navigation
system
> "Air recirculation on / off"
In this mode, you can block the supply of outside air, refer to AUC Automatic recirculated-air control on
page 90
> "Mute on / off"
Mutes the audio sources
> "Screen on / off"
Switches the Control Display on/off
Operating function
Briefly press the corresponding button on
the steering wheel.
Voice instructions of navigation system:
> Switch voice instructions on/off:
Press button for longer
> Repeat last voice instruction:
Briefly press button
> Cancel voice instructions to ensure
that, for example, messages or traffic
announcements are not interrupted by
a navigation instruction:
Press the button briefly during an
instruction.
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Deactivating rear seat side airbags
The rear seat side airbags may already
have been deactivated by a BMW center.
Labels in the rear door opening should indicate the status of your rear seat side airbags. If you are uncertain of their status, or
wish to have the airbags activated or deactivated, please contact your BMW center.
Child-restraint system in the rear
Children under 13 years of age and
children less than 5 ft/150 cm tall
should always ride in the rear and the
restraint systems should be secured with
the vehicle's safety belts.<
Never install a rearward-facing childrestraint system in the front passenger seat of this vehicle if the passenger’s
airbag is not deactivated. If you do so, the
child could be severely injured when the
airbag is triggered.
Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag
supplemental restraint system for the front
passenger. Because the backrest on any
rearward-facing child-restraint system – of
the kind designed for infants under 1 year
and 20 Ibs./9 kg – would be within the airbag's deployment range, you should never
mount such a system in the front passenger
seat, since the impact of the airbag against
the child restraint's backrest could lead to
serious or fatal injuries.<
More information on automatic deactivation of the front passenger airbags, refer to
page 82.
Younger children should be secured in an
appropriate forward-facing child-restraint
system that has first been properly
restrained. We strongly urge you to carefully read and comply with the instructions
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Driving tips
Should it be necessary to use a child
restraint system on the front passenger's seat, the airbags on the front passenger side must be deactivated. Otherwise,
there is a considerable risk of injury for children when the airbags are triggered, even
with a child restraint system. Your BMW
center will be glad to advise you.<
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A child sitting in the rear seat and not
properly restrained may place his or
her head on or near the airbag, if so
equipped. For example, a child, even
though belted, may fall asleep with his or
her head against the side airbag. It may be
difficult for a driver to ensure that children
in the rear seat will remain properly positioned at all times and do not place their
heads on or near the side airbag. Therefore, we recommend that the rear seat side
airbags, if provided, be deactivated if you
plan to transport children in the rear seat.<
Exception for front passenger seat
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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.
All rear sitting positions in your vehicle
meet the recommendations of SAE J1819,
an industry-recommended practice for
securing child-restraint systems in motor
vehicles.
Communications
Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in a vehicle is in the rear
seat.
Mobility
Children always in the rear
for installation and use provided by the
child-restraint's manufacturer whenever
you use such a device.
Reference
The right place for children
Controls
Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
Installing child-restraint
systems
Before installing any child-restraint system
or child seat, read the following:
Observe the child-restraint system
manufacturer's instructions for installation and use. Otherwise the degree of
protection can be reduced.
After an accident, have all parts of the
child-restraint system and of the relevant
vehicle safety belt system checked by a
BMW center and replaced if necessary.<
Commercially-available child-restraint systems are designed to be secured with a lap
belt or with the lap belt portion of a combination lap/shoulder belt. Improperly or
inadequately installed restraint systems
can increase the risk of injury to children.
Always read and follow the instructions that
come with the system.
Child seat security
All of the rear belt retractors and the front
passenger's safety belt can be locked for
mounting and securing child-restraint systems.
Information regarding this is located near
the buckle latch of each safety belt.
To lock safety belt
Pull the entire length of the belt from the
belt retractor. Allow the reel to retract the
belt somewhat and engage the buckle,
then tighten the belt against the childrestraint system. The retraction mechanism
is now locked.
To unlock safety belt
Release the buckle, remove the childrestraint system and allow the belt retractor
to reel the belt completely in.
Child-restraint system with tether
strap
If you use a child-restraint system with a
tether strap, three additional tether anchorage points have been provided, refer to the
arrows in the illustration. Depending on the
location selected for sitting in the rear passenger area, attach the tether strap to the
corresponding anchorage point to secure
the child-restraint system, as shown in the
illustration below.
Each sitting position is fitted with a head
restraint.
Outer sitting positions:
Lift the head restraint and pass the tether
strap between the head restraint and the
seat back. It is recommended to readjust
the head restraint into the lowest possible
position.
Center sitting position:
Pull the center armrest forward somewhat
to guide the tether strap through the opening. Then reengage the center armrest.
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LATCH child-restraint fixing
1. Snap the center safety belt into the belt
buckle
2. Pull the belt away from the area of the
child seat fixing
Pull the installation guides to remove.
The illustration shows the left rear seat as
an example. The outer anchorage points
for the LATCH child-restraint fixing are
identified by flags.
Access to anchorage points on rear
seat with through-loading system
The illustration shows the right rear seat as
an example.
Canadian models only:
The anchorage points for the LATCH childrestraint fixing are identified by buttons.
Installation guide
The installation guide makes it easier to fit
the LATCH child-restraint fixing and at the
same time protects the surface of the
seats.
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3. Firmly press the installation guide into
the gap between the upholstery on seat
and backrest, continuing until the two
funnel-shaped guides snap into place in
the LATCH support braces in the seat.
Communications
Access to anchorage points on basic
seat
Navigation
Driving tips
To fit the LATCH child-restraint fixing,
follow the operating and safety
instructions of the manufacturer.<
The anchorage points for the LATCH childrestraint fixing are located behind the protective caps.
Before fitting the child-restraint fixing,
remove the LATCH protective caps.
1. Snap the center safety belt into the belt
buckle
2. Pull the belt away from the area of the
child-restraint fixing.
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The rear outer sitting positions are provided with anchors for a LATCH childrestraint fixing.
Reference
LATCH: Lower Anchor and Tethers for
CHildren.
At a glance
The installation guide is available at
your BMW center. Always observe all
related instructions for installation and use
provided by the manufacturer.<
Controls
Adjust the tether strap according to
the child-restraint manufacturer's
instructions.<
Transporting children safely
On journeys
If side airbags are fitted in the rear,
make sure that children do not lean
out of the child's seat towards the door
panels. Otherwise severe injuries can be
caused if the side airbags are triggered.<
Child-safety locks for rear doors
Slide down the safety lever on the rear
doors:
The door can now be opened from the outside only.
Safety switch for power windows
Always press the safety switch for the
power windows, refer to page 33, when
children are in the rear of the vehicle.
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0 Steering locked
Do not allow the engine to warm up by
leaving it running while the vehicle remains
stationary. Instead, begin to drive immediately at a moderate engine speed.
The key can only be inserted or removed in
this position.
Special starting conditions
After removing the key, turn the steering
wheel slightly until it locks.
Press the accelerator pedal halfway down
when starting if
Interlock on automatic transmission
> the engine fails to start on the first
attempt, for instance, if it is very hot or
cold
> Only move the selector lever from position P with the engine running
> To turn the key back to position 0 or to
remove it, first place the selector lever
in position P.
> the engine is started at very low temperatures, below approx. +5 7/–156,
at high altitudes, over approx. 3,300 ft/
1,000 m.
Individual current consumers are ready for
operation.
Avoid frequent starting in quick succession or repeated start attempts in
which the engine does not start. Otherwise,
the fuel is not burned or inadequately
burned and there is a danger of overheating and damaging the catalytic converter.<
2 Ignition switched on
Manual transmission
All vehicle systems are ready for operation.
1. Apply the handbrake
1 Steering unlocked
A slight steering wheel movement often
makes it easier to turn the key from 0 to 1.
2. Gearshift lever in idle position
3 Start engine
At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
When starting the engine, do not press the
accelerator pedal.
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an unattended vehicle with the engine running, as such a vehicle represents a potential safety hazard.
To prevent the vehicle from rolling, always
select idle position or position N and apply
the handbrake before leaving the vehicle
with the engine running.<
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Ignition lock
Communications
Driving
Starting engine
Do not run the engine in closed
rooms, as otherwise the inhaling of
toxic exhaust gases can cause unconsciousness and death. The exhaust gases
contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and
colorless, but highly toxic gas. Never leave
4. Start the engine.
Do not end the starting procedure too
early, however after approx. 20 seconds at the latest. Release the ignition
key immediately as soon as the engine
starts.
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If the clutch pedal is not
depressed, the engine will not
start.<
Mobility
3. Press the clutch pedal
Driving
SMG Sequential manual
transmission and automatic
transmission
SMG Sequential manual
transmission
Your BMW is equipped with the convenience starting feature. Here, it is sufficient
to turn the ignition key only briefly to position 3 'Start engine' and to let go of it right
away. The system responds by automatically engaging the starter for a certain
period and allowing it to run until the engine
starts, after which it then disengages automatically.
2. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
A signal sounds if the idle position is
engaged on stopping the engine.
SMG Sequential manual
transmission
Handbrake
1. Press the brake pedal
2. Engage selector-lever position N
1. Engage a drive position
Automatic transmission
1. Engage selector-lever position P
2. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
The handbrake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it
brakes the rear wheels.
3. Start the engine.
If the engine does not start, engage
the last gear selected, refer to Instrument cluster display, and engage selectorlever position N.<
Automatic transmission
Indicator lamp
The indicator lamp lights up, and an
acoustic signal also sounds when
starting off. The handbrake is
applied.
Indicator lamp for Canadian models.
1. Press the brake pedal
2. Engage selector-lever position P or N
3. Start the engine.
Applying
Switching off engine
The lever locks into place automatically;
the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
lights up as of ignition key position 1.
Do not remove the ignition key while
the vehicle is rolling, as otherwise the
steering wheel lock would engage while
steering.
When leaving the vehicle, remove the ignition key and lock the steering.
When parking on a downhill incline, apply
the handbrake, as otherwise the vehicle
could roll away.<
Manual transmission
Releasing
1. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0
Pull slightly upwards, press the button and
lower the lever.
2. Engage first or reverse gear.
If exceptional circumstances should
make it necessary to apply the handbrake while the vehicle is in motion, do not
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Manual transmission
The SMG Sequential manual transmission
is an automated manual transmission in
which an electro-hydraulic system handles
the clutching and gear changes.
You operate the SMG using the selector
lever in the center console and two shift
paddles on the steering wheel.
> Either manual or automatic operation:
sequential mode or Drive mode
> Choice between two drive programs:
Normal or Sport, refer to page 54
> Protection against incorrect gearshifts
and automatic shift down at minimum
engine speed, also in the Sequential
mode
> Kickdown function in the Drive mode
The SMG is operational in ignition key position 2.
At a glance
Communications
Selector-lever positions
Driving tips
It offers you the following functions:
> Acceleration Assistant, refer to
page 55.
While shifting gear in the 5th/6th gear
level, make sure that you press the
gearshift lever to the right to prevent inadvertently selecting a gear in the 3rd/4th
gear level.
On inclines, do not hold the vehicle with
the clutch; use the handbrake. Otherwise
greater clutch wear will result.<
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The concept
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To prevent corrosion and one-sided
braking action, occasionally apply the
handbrake lightly when the vehicle is
slowly coming to a standstill if the traffic
conditions are suitable.<
SMG Sequential manual
transmission*
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ously press the button of the handbrake
lever.
Strong application of the handbrake can
lead to overbraking of the rear axle and
associated 'fishtailing' of the vehicle rear
end.
The brake lamps do not light up when the
handbrake is applied.
Vehicles with manual or SMG transmission:
When parking on inclines, apply the handbrake, as even engaging the first or reverse
gear might not under certain circumstances secure the vehicle against moving.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Engage selector-lever position P.<
The current selector-lever position is displayed on the center console.
The backup lamps automatically switch on
in ignition key position 2.
> N: Neutral, idle
> One-touch functions for the sequential
mode
+: manual upshifting
—: manual downshifting
> D: Drive mode.
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Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
When pressing the gearshift lever to the
left, overcome some resistance.
Mobility
> R: Reverse gear
Reverse gear
Driving
N is automatically engaged if the
driver's door is opened with the
engine running and neither pedals, shift
paddles nor the selector lever are operated.
This is indicated by an acoustic signal and
the flashing display N in the instrument
cluster.<
Gear display
Kickdown:
For rapid acceleration, e. g. overtaking,
press the accelerator pedal as far down as
it will go – kickdown. You achieve maximum acceleration.
To return to the sequential mode: lightly
press the selector lever back to the right
towards D or change the current gear using
the shift paddles or selector lever.
Start off quickly on slopes. Do not
hold the vehicle on a hill by pressing
the accelerator, but apply the handbrake
instead. Otherwise overheating can occur
in the area of the transmission.<
Gear changes
Using selector lever
> To shift up, briefly press the selector
lever towards +
R N 1 to 6
The currently engaged gear is displayed, in
the Drive mode preceded by a D.
Shiftlock
> To shift down, lightly press towards —.
Using shift paddles on steering
wheel
Press the brake pedal before shifting out
of N; the shift command will not be executed unless the brake is applied.
R Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
Sequential mode
After every engine start, as soon as the
selector lever is pushed to the right and the
brake pedal is pressed, the Sequential
mode is activated.
The gear is changed using the shift paddles
or selector lever.
Driving off is also possible in second gear,
e.g. when the roadway is icy.
D Drive mode
In the Drive mode, all forward gears are
shifted automatically.
To switch from the sequential to Drive
mode: lightly press the selector lever to the
right towards D.
> To shift up, pull one of the shift paddles
> To shift down, press.
In the following situations, the SMG in the
Sequential mode assists you:
> Upshifts and downshifts are executed
only when they will result in a plausible
combination of engine and vehicle
speed; thus, for example, a downshift
that would cause the engine to overrev
will not be executed by the system
> When the vehicle is stationary, the
transmission automatically downshifts
into first gear
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Possible displays
At a glance
> Shortly before dropping below a geardependent minimum speed, the transmission downshifts automatically even
without your intervention.
The selector-lever position is indicated,
and in the manual mode the gear currently
engaged.
Changing selector-lever positions
Information on jump-starting and towing
begins on page 190.
Shiftlock
In addition to fully automatic operation, you
can also manually shift with the Steptronic,
refer to page 54.
Press the brake pedal before shifting out
of P or N; the shift command will not be
executed unless the brake is applied.
Selector-lever positions
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after
you select a driving position, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready
to start.
P R N D M/S + –
To prevent the vehicle from rolling,
always select position P and apply
the handbrake before leaving the vehicle
with the engine running.
Never leave an unattended vehicle with the
engine running, as such a vehicle represents a potential safety hazard.<
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Communications
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic
An interlock prevents inadvertent gearshifts into selector-lever positions R and P.
To cancel the interlock, press the button on
the front of the selector lever knob, refer to
arrow.
Mobility
The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. In addition, an acoustic
signal sounds. Overheating in the area of
the transmission. If possible, stop or drive
off quickly so that the system can cool
down.
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Overheating
Driving tips
P R N D DS M1 to M6
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The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. A malfunction has
occurred in the transmission system.
Avoid heavy loads.
While it will remain still possible to move
the selector lever to any desired position,
the transmission will revert to operation in
its default mode with only a limited number
of forward gears.
Have the system checked as soon as possible.
Controls
Malfunction
Driving
P Park
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
The rear wheels are blocked.
R Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral
For example, engage in automatic car
washes. The vehicle can roll.
D Drive, automatic position
Position for normal vehicle operation.
All forward gears are available.
Under normal operating conditions, fuel
consumption is lowest when driving in
position D.
Kickdown
The kickdown mode provides maximum
acceleration.
Press the accelerator pedal beyond the
full-throttle resistance point.
Manual operation and Sport program
M/S
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
when they will result in a plausible combination of engine and vehicle speed; thus,
for example, a downshift that would cause
the engine to overrev will not be executed
by the system. The selected gear appears
briefly in the instrument cluster, followed by
the current gear.
To use the automatic function again, move
the selector lever to the right into position D.
Malfunction
The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. A malfunction has
occurred in the transmission system.
Avoid heavy loads.
While it will remain still possible to move
the selector lever to any desired position,
the transmission will revert to operation in
its default mode with only a limited number
of forward gears.
Have the system checked as soon as possible.
Information on jump-starting and towing
begins on page 189.
Dynamic Driving Control*
The Dynamic Driving Control makes it possible for your BMW to react in an even more
sports-oriented manner at the push of a
button:
Move the selector lever from position D to
the left into gearshift gate M/S:
This activates the Sport program and DS
appears in the instrument cluster.
This position is recommended for a performance-oriented driving style. It is engaged
automatically when the Dynamic Driving
Control is activated, see below.
When the selector lever is moved slightly
towards + or –, the Steptronic shifts gear
and manual operation is activated. The
instrument cluster shows M1 through M6.
> The engine responds more spontaneously to accelerator pedal movements
> The steering becomes more direct and
provides even better road contact
> Cruise control:
The stored speed you call up is reached
more quickly.
Additionally with SMG:
> Gearshifts are faster
> The engine speed range is used optimally in the Drive mode.
With automatic transmission:
> The Sport program is activated.
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Deactivating system
Turn signals
Press the SPORT button again.
The LED in the button and SPORT in the
instrument cluster go out.
Using turn signals
Acceleration assistant with SMG
The acceleration assistant enables optimized vehicle acceleration at racing car
level on road surfaces with good adhesion
when starting off.
Do not use the acceleration assistant
too often, as otherwise components
will wear prematurely.<
1. Activate the Dynamic Driving Control
2. Press the DSC button, refer to page 77,
for longer than three seconds
3. Press the accelerator pedal down fully –
kickdown. The ideal starting-off engine
speed is set.
To maintain driving stability, drive
with the DSC on whenever possible.<
At a glance
Driving tips
Headlamp flasher
3
Press the lever beyond the resistance
point. It then returns to the center position
when released. Press the lever as far as the
resistance point to switch off the turn signals.
If the indicator lamp flashes and the
relay clicks faster than usual, this indicates that one of the turn signal bulbs is
defective.<
Signaling briefly
Press the lever as far as the resistance
point and hold there if necessary. It then
returns to the center position when
released.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever as far as the resistance
point; the turn signal flashes three times.
You can activate or deactivate this function.
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High beams
2
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1
Communications
Press the SPORT button with the ignition
key in position 2.
The LED in the button lights up and SPORT
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Controls
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
Activating system
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
Mobility
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
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3. Select "Lighting" and press the controller
Driving
4. Select "Triple turn signal activation" and
press the controller.
When the vehicle lighting system is
switched on, the headlamps are cleaned at
regular and appropriate intervals.
Do not use the washers if there is any
danger that the fluid will freeze on the
windshield. If you do so, your vision could
be obscured. To avoid freezing, use a
washer fluid antifreeze, refer to Washer
fluid.
Avoid activating the washer when the reservoir is empty, as damage to the pump
could result.<
Triple turn signal activation is activated.
Windshield washer nozzles
The windshield washer nozzles are automatically heated in ignition key position 2.
Wiper system
Rain sensor
The rain sensor controls windshield wipe
operation depending on the amount of rain.
The rain sensor is located on the windshield, directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.
Activating rain sensor
1
Normal wiper speed: touch once.
The system automatically reverts to
operation in the intermittent mode
whenever the vehicle stops.
Fast wiper speed: touch twice or press
beyond the resistance point.
The system automatically reverts to
operation in the standard wipe mode
whenever the vehicle stops
2
Switch off wipers or for brief wipe
3
Activating/deactivating rain sensor
4
Cleaning windshield and headlamps
5
Adjusting rain sensor sensitivity level
The lever automatically returns to its initial
position when released.
Cleaning windshield and headlamps*
The system sprays washer fluid against the
windshield and activates the wipers for a
brief period.
As of ignition key position 1, briefly press
the button. The indicator lamp in the button
lights up. The wipers will always respond
by completing at least one sweep of the
windshield.
Adjusting rain sensor sensitivity level
Turn the serrated dial 5.
Deactivating rain sensor
Briefly press the button again. The indicator lamp goes out.
The rain sensor is automatically deactivated when you switch off the ignition.
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Do not use the cruise control when
driving on winding roads, in heavy
traffic or in poor road conditions – e. g.
snow, rain, ice, loose road surface – that
do not permit a constant speed.<
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Deactivate the rain sensor when
passing through an automatic car
wash. Failure to do so could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activation.<
One lever for all functions
Fill with water and – if required – with a
washer antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recommendations.
In order to keep to the mixture ratio,
mix the washer fluid before filling.<
Capacity
Approx. 3.2 US quarts/3 liters, in conjunction with headlamp washer system *
approx. 5.3 US quarts/5 liters.
Cruise control*
The concept
The cruise control is available for use at
speeds of approx. 20 mph/30 km/h and
higher. The vehicle maintains and stores
the speed that you set using the lever
mounted on the steering column.
Press the lever longer up to the resistance
point:
The vehicle accelerates without pressing
the accelerator pedal. The system maintains and stores your current speed as
soon as you release the lever.
Press the lever beyond the resistance
point:
Speed is increased by 5 mph/10 km/h.
The vehicle may accelerate beyond the
regulated speed on steep downhill
stretches where the engine's braking effect
alone may not be sufficient to slow the
vehicle. Speed can drop on uphill grades
if the engine output is insufficient.
2 Maintaining and storing speed,
decelerating
Pull the lever:
Functions are the same as 1, only the vehicle speed is reduced.
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Press the lever up to the resistance point:
The current driving speed is maintained
and stored. The display 1 in the speedometer, refer to page 58, indicates this regulated speed. Every time you briefly press
the lever, the vehicle's speed increases by
roughly 1 mph/1 km/h.
Communications
1 Maintaining and storing speed,
accelerating
Mobility
Washer fluid reservoir
Reference
Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable.
Always keep it well away from sparks
and open flames, and store it in tightly
closed containers well out of the reach of
children. Always observe the instructions
for use provided on the containers.<
Driving tips
Controls
Washer fluid
Driving
3 Interrupting cruise control
With the cruise control active, briefly press
the lever up or down.
In addition, cruise control is interrupted
automatically
> when braking
> when depressing the clutch pedal or
engage the selector-lever position N
of the automatic transmission/SMG
Active cruise control is a technological
advance over the familiar cruise control
and is a welcome relief from the constant
adjustment of speed that can accompany
driving in traffic on freeways or other highspeed thoroughfares. Especially on longer
trips, the system can reduce fatigue and
tension, while increasing your enjoyment
of driving. Please use it safely and responsibly.
Active cruise control*
In addition to holding a steady cruising
speed, if you do encounter slower vehicles
ahead, active cruise control will, within the
scope of given possibilities, adjust your
vehicle’s speed automatically so that you
can flow with the traffic without frequent
intervention by the driver. If, for example,
while cruising at the selected speed, you
begin to approach a slower vehicle ahead
of you in the same lane, the system will
reduce your vehicle's speed to the same as
that of the vehicle ahead to maintain your
selected distance setting between your
vehicle and the vehicle ahead. There are
four settings for distance, which is additionally speed-dependent. Based on your
selected distance setting, the system automatically decreases the throttle setting and
lightly applies the brakes if necessary. The
vehicle brake lamps will automatically illuminate to signal a following driver to take
action. In addition, it may be necessary for
the vehicle or the driver to downshift,
depending on the kind of transmission your
vehicle is equipped with, to maintain the
distance setting selected. If the vehicle
ahead speeds up or when the lane ahead
becomes clear, your vehicle will accelerate
to the speed you have selected by increasing the throttle setting and shifting gears
automatically or by the driver as needed.
The concept
Vehicles with manual transmission
With active cruise control you can select a
desired speed which is not only automatically maintained when driving on open
roadways, but also varied to maintain a
selected distance setting as slower traffic
is encountered.
You can use the system in the 2nd to 6th
gear within a normal engine speed range
and also change gears. Continuous operation at very high or very low engine speeds
is not possible. In this case the driver is
asked to shift or the system deactivates
itself.
> when DSC comes on.
4 Recalling stored speed
Press button 4 briefly: the vehicle accelerates to and maintains the speed stored.
Deactivating system
When the ignition is switched off, the system is deactivated and the stored speed is
deleted.
Displays in instrument cluster
1
Stored desired speed display
2
Digital speed display.
Appears briefly when you select your
desired speed
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Active cruise control is not and must
not be used as a collision avoidance/
warning system.<
The system requests you to
intervene by braking or with
an evasive maneuver. The display 2 flashes red and a signal
sounds. The active cruise control cannot automatically restore the distance to the vehicle driving ahead. You will
find more detailed information on page.
You will find more detailed information on
page 63.
Automatic intervention by ABS
or DSC, or you actuate the
handbrake while driving. The
display 2 flashes yellow. The
active cruise control now only
intervenes by braking.
Displays in instrument cluster
Operating active cruise control
1
Stored desired speed display
1
2
Detected vehicle display. Lights up
when vehicle driving ahead is detected
Activate system,
store and increase desired speed
2
3
Selected distance to vehicle driving
ahead
Activate system,
store and decrease desired speed
3
Deactivate system
4
Digital speed display.
Appears briefly when you select your
desired speed
4
With system deactivated:
Briefly press the button to recall the
stored speed and distance
With system activated:
Increase desired speed by 1 mph/
1 km/h with each press of the button
5
Select distance to vehicle driving
ahead. You can choose from four available distance settings. You will find
more detailed information on page 61
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At a glance
Mobility
Reference
The system is activated.
The display appears as soon as
you activate the system and no
vehicle is detected driving
ahead.
Communications
Entertainment
Since this active cruise control system is a new technology and operates
differently from conventional cruise control
systems which you may be accustomed,
you are strongly urged to read all of the
pages relating to this system before use.
Pay special attention to the information
contained in the Things to know about
active cruise control section in this manual
beginning on page 61.<
Controls
In the Drive mode the SMG acts similarly to
the automatic transmission in the D position.
Driving tips
Continuous operation at very high engine
speeds is not possible in the Sequential
mode. In this case the driver is asked to
shift or the system deactivates itself.
Vehicle detected.
The display 2 lights up yellow
when a vehicle is detected driving ahead.
Navigation
Vehicles with SMG
Driving
Adjust your desired speed to the traffic conditions and remain ready to
brake at all times. Great differences in
speed to the vehicles driving ahead, e. g.
when quickly approaching a truck or when
another vehicle swerves into your lane,
cannot be compensated for by the system.<
If the system cannot be activated, the
display ACC --- mph/km/h briefly
appears in the instrument cluster. The system may have been automatically deactivated, refer to Deactivate system, or a malfunction has occurred.
To call up Check Control messages, refer
to page 66.<
Activate system
2 Desired speed store and decrease
Pull back the lever:
The current driving speed is rounded off to
the next 5-mile place/10 km/h, displayed
and stored.
Each time the lever is pulled back again,
the desired speed is decreased by another
5 mph/10 km/h until the minimum speed of
20 mph/30 km/h is reached. The speed
then displayed is stored and reached on
a clear road.
From approx. 20 mph/30 km/h you can
activate the system by pressing the lever
forward or pulling it back:
The current driving speed is stored as a
desired speed and briefly displayed in the
instrument cluster, see below.
1 Desired speed store and increase
3 Deactivate system
Press the lever up or down while the system is active. The displays in the instrument
cluster disappear. You can use the system
again as required.
In addition, the system is deactivated automatically:
> When you apply pressure to the brake
pedal
> When you select the automatic transmission's/SMG's neutral range N
> With the manual transmission idling
> When you deactivate the DSC Dynamic
Stability Control
Press the lever forward:
The system adopts and stores your current
speed as a desired speed. The speedometer indicates this speed.
Subsequently pressing forward increases
the desired speed to the next 5-mile place/
10 km/h.
Each time the lever is pressed forward
again, the desired speed is increased by
another 5 mph/10 km/h until a maximum of
110 mph/180 km/h is reached. The speed
then displayed is stored and reached on a
clear road.
> When you actuate the handbrake during driving
> When the system reduces the speed to
below 20 mph/30 km/h due to a traffic
situation.
The system deactivates automatically
when the speed is set to below
20 mph/30 km/h. A gong sounds and a
message appears on the Control Display.
The active intervention of the driver is
required.<
When you switch off the ignition, the stored
desired speed is deleted.
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Press button 4:
The displays appear in the instrument cluster. The system is reactivated and uses the
last stored desired speed and distance setting.
Distance 1
Controls
Distance 2
4 Fine adjustment of desired speed
In the activated state, the desired speed
increases by 1 mph/1 km/h each time button 4 is pressed briefly.
Distance 3
This distance is always set
when the system is used for the
first time after starting the
engine.
5 Select distance
At a glance
The selected distance is displayed in the
instrument cluster.
Driving tips
4 Resume to stored desired speed
and distance setting
> Rotary switch downward:
Increase distance
> Rotary switch upward:
Decrease distance.
Use good judgment to select the
appropriate following distance given
road conditions, traffic, applicable laws
and driving recommendations for safe following distance.<
visibility, and weather conditions. Active
cruise control is intended for use on highway-type roadways where traffic is moving
relatively smoothly. Do not use this system
in city driving; heavy traffic such as during
rush hour; on curvy, winding roads, slippery roads or roads with sharp curves such
as highway off-ramps; during inclement
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Reference
As with conventional cruise control
systems, active cruise control in no
way diminishes or substitutes for the
driver's own personal responsibility, alertness and awareness in adjusting speed,
braking or otherwise controlling the vehicle. The driver should decide when to use
the system on the basis of road, traffic,
Mobility
Communications
Things to know about active cruise control
Entertainment
You can choose from four distance steps.
Navigation
Distance 4
Driving
weather such as snow, strong rain or fog;
or when entering interchanges, service/
parking areas or toll booths. It is also
important to regulate your vehicle's speed
and distance setting within applicable legal
limits. Always be ready to take action or
apply the brakes if necessary, especially
when the system is actively following a
vehicle in front of you.<
Always remember that the range and
ability of the system does have physical limitations. It will not apply the brakes
or decelerate your vehicle when there is a
slow-moving vehicle, stopped vehicle or
stationary object ahead of you, as for
example, at a traffic light or a parked vehicle. Also, the system does not react to
oncoming traffic, pedestrians or other type
of potential traffic such as a rider on horseback. It is also possible that the system
may not detect smaller moving objects
such as motorcycles or bicycles. Be especially alert when encountering any of these
situations as the system will neither automatically brake, nor provide a warning to
you. Also, be aware that every decrease in
the distance setting allows your vehicle to
come closer to a vehicle in front of you and
requires a heightened amount of alertness.<
Active cruise control can only decelerate
the vehicle to approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
If the system reduces vehicle speed below
20 mph/30 km/h or if DSC/ABS is engaged
while driving, the system will automatically
deactivate.
Remember, the system cannot stop
your vehicle. In addition, the system
is deactivated whenever the driver applies
the vehicle brakes, shifts the transmission
to neutral/N, or deactivates DSC. After any
deactivation, the system will no longer
automatically activate the vehicle brakes,
which means the driver must intervene and
resume manual braking. You should then
reactivate the system only when you are
fully aware of the prior speed and distance
settings.<
Active cruise control may brake when you
reduce the stored desired speed; however,
the driver must constantly monitor traffic
and intervene if necessary.
When you switch off the engine or ignition,
active cruise control is fully switched off,
too, and any settings you have selected are
canceled.
Behavior in curves
If while your vehicle is actively following a
vehicle in front of you and the vehicle
ahead speeds up or the lane ahead
becomes clear, then your vehicle will
accelerate to the speed you have selected.
Be aware that changing to a clear, unobstructed lane will also result in your vehicle
accelerating.
Be certain to deactivate the system
when you pull into an exit lane for a
highway off-ramp.<
Also, vehicles traveling in a staggered manner on a highway may cause a delay in the
system's reaction to a vehicle in front of
you or may cause the system to react to
a vehicle actually in the lane next to you.
Always be ready to take action or apply the
brakes if necessary.
Because of the limited range of the system,
it is possible that in curves or on the peaks
and valleys of hilly roads, a vehicle ahead
may be recognized late, or not at all. Therefore, it is up to the driver to select a speed
that is prudent in view of the curves and
terrain of the roadway.
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At a glance
Swerving vehicles
Driving tips
In approaching a curve, it is possible that
active cruise control would react briefly to
a vehicle in the adjacent lane. In addition,
the system can sense if your vehicle is in a
curve and may not accelerate. If your vehicle decelerates in either case, you can
choose to overcome the deceleration by
briefly pressing the accelerator pedal.
Whenever active cruise control
recognizes a situation that
requires driver braking because
the system capacity has been
reached or has been exceeded,
the system alerts the driver by flashing this
symbol in the instrument cluster and
sounding a signal.
Controls
speed such as approaching a toll booth or
when a much slower vehicle cuts in front of
you at close range.<
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Entertainment
The indicator lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display.
The build-up of foreign material, e. g.,
snow, ice, dirt, road debris etc., can lead to
reduced detection performance of active
cruise control. You should check the sensor under the front bumper and clean it as
necessary prior to driving your vehicle.
If the sensor becomes covered by foreign
material or has a malfunction, it is possible
that the sensor will no longer be able to
detect vehicles in front of you. After the
system recognizes that the sensor is no
longer functional, a message is displayed
on the Control Display and an acoustic signal is emitted.
Communications
Malfunction
Mobility
While active cruise control is capable
of braking your vehicle automatically
when you approach a slower vehicle
ahead, it is important to be aware that the
ability of the system to apply the brakes is
also limited, if you are driving down a steep
grade or when you reduce your desired
speed sharply. The system cannot stop
your vehicle. It uses only a portion of braking system capacity and does not utilize the
full capacity of the vehicle braking system.
Therefore, the system cannot decrease
your speed for large differences in speed
between your vehicle and the vehicle
ahead. Examples: during emergency braking, when you approach a vehicle traveling
at a much lower speed than your own
When a vehicle moves from an adjacent
lane into your lane, active cruise control will
not recognize this vehicle until it is fully in
your lane ahead of your vehicle.
Reference
Anytime the driver presses down on
the accelerator pedal, any automatic
braking action by the system is interrupted
until the pedal is fully released. After doing
this, release the accelerator and the system
again controls your cruising speed and distance setting. While driving with activated
system, resting your foot on the accelerator
pedal will cause the system not to brake
even if necessary. Be certain that floormats
or other objects on the vehicle floor do not
interfere with movement of the accelerator
pedal.<
Navigation
Driver interventions
Everything under control
Everything under control
Odometer, outside
temperature display, clock
Tachometer
When the ignition is off you can briefly activate the time, outside temperature and
odometer displays by pressing knob 3 in
the instrument cluster.
Outside temperature display, clock,
date 1
The outside temperature and the time are
displayed as of ignition key position 1.
You can set the measurement unit 7 or 6
on the Control Display, refer to Measurement units on page 73.
To call up the date:
Briefly press the CHECK button on the turn
signal lever, refer to page 68.
Setting the time and date, refer to page 73.
Ice warning
A signal sounds when the outside temperature falls to roughly +37.5 7/+36; this is
accompanied by a message.
The white-striped advance warning field,
arrow 1, changes depending on the engine
temperature. The segments disappear in
sequence as the engine warms to its normal operating temperature.
Avoid allowing the engine speed to rise as
far as the orange warning sector whenever
possible.
Engine speeds in the red warning field,
arrow 2, must be avoided.
In this range, the fuel supply is interrupted
to protect the engine.
Please bear in mind that the ice warning does nothing to alter the fact that
black ice may be present on roads at temperatures higher than +37.5 7/+36, e.g.
on bridges and shaded roads.<
Odometer and trip odometer 2
Set trip odometer to zero:
Press knob 3 in the instrument cluster.
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Service requirement display
You can view additional information on service and maintenance procedures on the
Control Display.
Fuel tank capacity: approx. 18.5 gallons/
70 liters, of which approx. 2.1 gallons/
8 liters reserve. You can find information
on refueling on page 164.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Service" and press the controller
If the tilt of the vehicle varies for a longer
period, when you are driving in mountainous areas, for example, the indicator may
fluctuate slightly.
3. Select "Service requirements" and
press the controller
After the reserve quantity has been
reached, a message appears for a short
time on the Control Display; the remaining
range is shown in the computer. With a
range below approx. 30 miles/50 km, the
message remains on the Control Display.
The display shows a list of selected service
and maintenance procedures, as well as
legally prescribed inspections.
Mobility
4. Select "Status" and press the controller.
Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls to below 30 miles/
50 km, as otherwise engine functions are
not ensured and damage can occur.<
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On the Control Display
Entertainment
Your BMW Service Advisor will determine your vehicle's current service
requirements by reading out the data
stored in the vehicle key.<
Communications
Fuel gauge
The remaining distance to be driven, the
date for the next maintenance as well as
the date entered for the state emission or
vehicle inspection are displayed briefly as
of ignition key position 2, if the date is
imminent.
Reference
Displays the at the moment fuel consumption. This allows you to see whether your
current driving style is conducive to fuel
economy with minimum exhaust emissions.
Driving tips
Controls
In the instrument cluster
At a glance
Energy Control
Everything under control
4. "Select "Status" and press the controller
5. Select "Emission inspect." or "State
inspection" and press the controller
Symbols
The service deadline has already
passed.
The deadline for service or a legally
prescribed inspection is approaching.
Please fix a service appointment.
6. Select "Set service date" and press the
controller. The month is highlighted
No service is currently required.
7. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
You can request more detailed information on every entry.
Select the entry and press the controller.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Entering dates for state emission
and vehicle inspections
Make sure the date on the Control Display
is always set correctly, refer to page 73, as
otherwise the effectiveness of CBS Condition Based Service is not ensured.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Service" and press the controller
3. Select "Service requirements" and
press the controller
8. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The year is highlighted
9. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
10. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The date entry is stored.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Check Control
The concept
The Check Control monitors functions in
the vehicle and issues a message if there is
a malfunction in the monitored systems.
Supplementary messages on the Control
Display are intended to assist you in
assessing the severity of malfunctions; they
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These messages and malfunction reports
are signaled by a gong. If a number of malfunctions occur simultaneously, they are
displayed in succession. These messages
cannot be deleted, and they remain on the
display until the problem is corrected. Supplementary information can also appear on
the Control Display.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
At a glance
Display of a message
Priority 1
Controls
provide you with the information you need
to decide on the best way to respond.
means that a Check Control message is
present.
Supplementary instructions
Depending on the status of the monitored
systems, various symbols are displayed:
No malfunctions are present in the
monitored systems.
Malfunctions are present in the monitored systems.
Depending upon how serious the
problem is, a supplementary message may also appear on the Control Display.
Messages are assigned one of two priority
ratings:
The symbols also indicate the status of the
service requirement display, refer to
page 66.
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Communications
Check Control symbol and
information on the Control Display
Mobility
At the same time, a gong sounds and a text
message appears on the Control Display.
Reference
To hide a displayed message: briefly press
the CHECK button on the turn signal lever.
Entertainment
Navigation
Information and malfunction reports are
indicated by an illuminated indicator or
warning lamp symbol.
These status messages and malfunction
reports are indicated by the gong and displayed for approx. 20 seconds.
Driving tips
Priority 2
Everything under control
Calling up stored reports on Control
Display
Using the CHECK button
The display disappears automatically after
a short time.
To close the display immediately:
Select
and press the controller.
1. Press the button longer:
The first stored message is displayed
Displays after completion of trip
2. Briefly press the button:
Another message is displayed each
time the button is briefly pressed.
Malfunction reports generated during the
trip are shown consecutively when you
switch off the ignition.
Using the Control Center
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
Before the display disappears, you can display the messages once again. Press the
CHECK button for approx. 2 seconds. If
several messages are present, you can
continue to press the CHECK button to
view them in succession.
The display goes out
> automatically after a brief period
The start menu is opened
> by again pressing the CHECK button
for approximately 2 seconds.
Computer
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
4. Select "Check Control messages" and
press the controller. The stored messages appear on the display
5. Select the desired message and press
the controller.
Requesting functions
As of ignition key position 1, you can use
the BC button in the turn signal lever to call
up computer information in the instrument
cluster.
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To reset the average fuel consumption:
press the BC button in the turn signal lever
for approx. 2 seconds.
Displays in instrument cluster
Displays on Control Display
At a glance
A new function appears each time you
briefly press the BC button.
1. Press button.
Driving tips
The start menu is opened
Controls
You can also call up the computer via the
Control Center, principle, refer to page 16:
The display sequence:
> Cruising range
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption.
3. Select "Car Data" and press the controller.
You can choose between two display
options:
> Computer
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the
engine switched off are not included in the
calculations of average speed.
> Trip computer,
suitable e.g. for a vacation trip.
To reset the average speed: press the BC
button in the turn signal lever for approx.
2 seconds.
Entertainment
Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls to below 30 miles/
50 km, as otherwise engine functions are
not ensured and damage can occur.<
2. Move the controller to the right to open
"Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
Communications
Displays the estimated cruising range
available with the remaining fuel. The fuel
level is measured and the range is calculated taking the driving style over the last
20 miles/30 km into account.
Navigation
Cruising range
Average fuel consumption
You can use the Control Display to view
your fuel consumption rate over two different distances, refer to Computer or Trip
computer.
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Reference
Mobility
The average fuel consumption is calculated
for the time during which the engine is running.
Everything under control
Computer
Select "Onboard info" and press the controller.
To switch the trip computer on/off and
reset all the values:
1. Select "Set" and press the controller
2. Select the desired menu item
3. Press the controller.
Entering a distance manually
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
> Estimated time of arrival at destination:
> Entering a distance manually in the
computer, see below
> Entering a destination in the navigation system, refer to page 112
> Cruising range
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
3. Select "Onboard info" and press the
controller
4. Select "Dist. to destination" and press
the controller
> Distance to destination:
> Entering a distance manually in the
computer, see below
> Entering a destination in the navigation system, refer to page 112
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption.
Trip computer
Select "Trip computer" and press the controller.
5. Turn the controller to select the distance to your destination. While doing
so, hold against a slight resistance if
necessary if a larger difference is to be
entered
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
With the destination guidance switched on,
the distance is given automatically.
> Departure time
> Driving time
> Elapsed distance
> Average speed
> Average fuel consumption.
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Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
1. Move the controller to the right to
change to the assistance window and
press the controller
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
Driving tips
4. Select the speed and press the controller
At a glance
Entering, changing
You can display the computer or the trip
computer in the assistance window.
Controls
Display options
2. Select a menu item:
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
Adopting your current speed as limit
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
4. Select "Select current speed" and
press the controller. The system adopts
your current speed as the limit.
Mobility
You can enter a speed and a Check Control
message indicates when you have reached
this speed. This enables you, for example,
to receive warnings if you exceed a speed
limit in an urban area.
You are only warned of reaching this speed
a second time if you again drive at least
3 mph/5 km/h slower.
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
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Speed limit
Entertainment
5. Turn the controller to set the limit. While
doing so, hold against a slight resistance if necessary if a larger difference
is to be entered
Communications
> "Trip computer"
3. Press the controller.
Navigation
> "Onboard info"
Everything under control
Activating limit
Taking an intermediate time reading
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Select "Interim time" and press the controller. This intermediate time appears below
the ongoing primary stopwatch count.
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
All of the remaining functions remain
available at all times while the stopwatch is running. The stopwatch continues
operation in the background.<
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
4. Select "On" and press the controller.
Limit is activated.
Settings on Control Display
Brightness of Control Display
Stopwatch
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
The brightness is automatically adapted to
the ambient lighting conditions. However,
you can change the base setting.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
3. Select "Stopwatch" and press the controller.
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
Starting and stopping
> Select "Start" and press the controller
The stopwatch starts at the displayed
time
> Select "Reset" and press the controller
The stopwatch is reset and it restarts if
it was running beforehand
4. Select "Brightness" and press the controller
5. If necessary, move the controller to the
right to select "Display Offset"
6. Turn the controller until the desired setting is selected.
> Select "Stop" and press the controller
This stops the timer.
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1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
At a glance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Driving tips
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
4. Select "Text language" and press the
controller. You can select a different
language for the text displays
Measurement units
You can change the measurement units for
consumption, distances, temperature and
pressure.
4. Select the menu item to be set
5. Select and activate the desired language by pressing the controller.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Setting time
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
5. Press the controller
3. Select "Time" and press the controller
6. Select the desired measurement unit
and press the controller.
4. Select "Set time" and press the controller. The hours are selected
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last settings are
applied.
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3. Select "Units" and press the controller
Navigation
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
Communications
1. Open the
Controls
3. Select "Languages" and press the controller
Language on Control Display
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Reference
Mobility
The language on the Control Display can
be set.
Everything under control
5. Turn the controller to set the hours
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next adjustment is highlighted
7. Make the remaining adjustments. After
the last adjustment, the time is stored.
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next adjustment is highlighted
7. Make the remaining adjustments. After
the last adjustment, the date is stored.
Changing date format
12h/24h mode
The date format can be set.
The mode can be set.
1. Select "Date format" and press the controller
1. Select "Time format" and press the
controller
2. Select the desired mode and press the
controller.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
2. Select the desired format and press the
controller.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Switching on hour signal*
You will hear three tones just before each
full hour.
Select "Hour memo" and press the controller.
The hour signal is activated.
Setting date
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Date" and press the controller
4. Select "Set date" and press the controller. The first section of the date display
is highlighted, here the day
5. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
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PDC Park Distance Control*
Manual mode
The concept
With the ignition key in position 2, press the
button; the indicator lamp lights up.
The system is automatically deactivated once the vehicle travels approx.
165 ft/50 m or exceeds a speed of roughly
20 mph/30 km/h; the indicator lamp goes
out. You can reactivate the system manually as needed.
The warning signal is canceled after
approx. 3 seconds, if you are moving parallel to a wall.
Malfunction
The indicator lamp within the button
flashes and a message appears on the
Control Display. PDC has failed. Switch off
PDC. Have the system checked.
To prevent this problem, keep the sensors
clean and free of ice or snow in order to
ensure that they will continue to operate
effectively.
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Navigation
The signal indicating the distance to the
nearest obstacle is directional. Thus, an
object detected to the left rear of the vehicle will be indicated by a signal tone from
the left rear speaker, etc. As the distance
between vehicle and object decreases, the
intervals between the tones become
shorter. The signal tone becomes continuous once the distance to the nearest object
falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm.
Entertainment
Wait this short period before driving.<
Signal tones
Communications
In ignition key position 2, the system automatically assumes operational status after
a few seconds each time you engage
reverse gear or selector-lever position R.
Press the button again; the indicator lamp
goes out.
Mobility
Automatic mode
Deactivating manual mode
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PDC is a parking aid that can indicate
objects when they are approached
slowly, as is usually the case when parking.
Avoid approaching an object at high speed,
as otherwise the physical circumstances
would mean that the system warning was
too late.<
Driving tips
The PDC assists you when you are parking.
Signal tones and a visual display * indicate
the current distance to an object behind or
in front of your vehicle. To measure the distance, there are four ultrasonic sensors in
each bumper. The sensors at the front and
at the two rear corners have a range of
approx. 20 in/50 cm; the rear middle sensors have approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.
Controls
Technology for comfort, convenience
and safety
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
PDC with visual warning*
System limits
You also enjoy the option of having the system show distances to objects on the Control Display. The Control Display will also
indicate the presence of objects in green
before they are close enough to generate a
signal tone.
Even with PDC, final responsibility for
estimating the distance between the
vehicle and any obstructions always
remains with the driver. Even when sensors
are involved, there is a blind spot in which
objects cannot be detected. The system is
also subject to the physical limits that apply
to all forms of ultrasonic measurement,
such as those encountered with thin and
wedge-shaped objects, etc. Low objects
already displayed, e. g. a curb, can also disappear from the detection area of the sensors again before a continuous tone
sounds.
Loud noises from outside and inside your
vehicle may prevent you from hearing the
PDC signal tone.<
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
Do not apply high pressure spray to
the sensors for a prolonged period of
time. Keep the spray at least 4 in/10 cm
away from the sensors.<
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "PDC" and press the controller
5. Select "Monitor display on" and press
the controller.
Driving stability control
systems
Your BMW is equipped with an extended
array of systems designed to enhance and
maintain vehicle stability under extreme
conditions. The following section describes
these functions based on ABS and DSC.
ABS Antilock Brake System
ABS enhances active safety by preventing
the wheels from locking under braking.
The ABS is operational every time you start
the engine. ABS includes the functions
CBC Cornering Brake Control and EBV
Electronic brake-force distribution.
The PDC screen is activated.
The display appears on the Control Display
as soon as PDC is activated.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
CBC Cornering Brake Control
It provides further enhancements in vehicle
stability and steering response during lane
changes and cornering at high rates of lateral acceleration.
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EBV controls the brake system's application pressure at the rear wheels to ensure
stable deceleration.
> When ascending snow-covered hills,
and when driving in deep or on hardpacked snow
> When driving with snow chains.
At a glance
EBV Electronic brake-force
distribution
Activating DTC
Press the DSC button briefly again; the
DTC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.
Indicator lamp
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
In special driving states, e. g. in deep snow,
DTC ensures maximum forward momentum. The gain in forward momentum also
involves a reduction in driving stability.
DTC is active up to approx. 45 mph/
70 km/h, whereas DSC is only effective to
a limited degree.
You may find it useful to briefly activate
DTC under the following special circumstances:
> When rocking the vehicle and starting
off in deep snow or on loose road surfaces
Driving tips
Entertainment
Switching off DSC
Press the DSC button until the DSC indicator light in the instrument cluster lights up
continuously, however not longer than
approx. 10 seconds. DSC and DTC are
deactivated. In addition, the stability promoting intervention of the active steering is
deactivated, refer to page 80.
A message appears on the Control Display.
Please note any supplementary information
that appears there.
To maintain optimal stability, drive
with the system on whenever possible.<
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Communications
The indicator lamp goes out shortly
after the engine starts.
If the indicator lamp flashes:
DSC is regulating the drive and braking
forces.
If the indicator lamp lights up permanently:
DSC has been switched off using the button.
Navigation
Deactivating DTC again
Mobility
The DSC is operational every time you start
the engine. DSC includes the functionality
of the DTC Dynamic Traction Control and
DBC Dynamic Brake Control, see below.
Press the DSC button briefly; the DTC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights
up continuously.
Reference
DSC optimizes vehicle stability during
acceleration and when starting from a full
stop, as well as optimizing traction. The
system recognizes any tendency for the
vehicle to assume an unstable attitude
such as oversteer or understeer; it then
counteracts this tendency with a combination of graduated reductions in engine
torque and selective braking intervention
at individual wheels. DSC provides optimal
stability within the limits defined by the
laws of physics.
Controls
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
Reactivating DSC
Press the DSC button briefly; the indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.
The laws of physics cannot be
repealed, even with DSC. An appropriate driving style always remains the
responsibility of the driver. Therefore, do
not reduce the additional safety margin
again by taking risks.<
remain completely operational, however,
without DSC. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
The warning lamp for the brake system lights up in yellow; a message
appears on the Control Display.
DBC has failed. Have the system checked
as soon as possible.
Display of the previously described
malfunction on Canadian models.
DBC Dynamic Brake Control
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this
system automatically produces the maximum braking force boost and thus helps to
achieve the shortest braking distance during panic stops. This system exploits all of
the benefits provided by ABS.
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake
pedal for the duration of the brake application. When the brake pedal is released,
DBC is deactivated.
Malfunction in vehicle stability
control systems
The brake system warning lamp
lights up in red, appearing together
with the indicator lamps for ABS
and DSC. A message appears on
the Control Display. Driving stability
control and ABS have failed. Conventional braking efficiency remains
available without limitations.
While you may continue, you should
remember to proceed cautiously and drive
defensively while avoiding full brake applications. Have the system checked as soon
as possible.
Display of the previously described
malfunction on Canadian models.
The DSC warning lamp lights up.
DSC and DTC have failed.
The stability maintenance functions
are no longer available. The vehicle will
Active roll stabilization*
The concept
Active roll stabilization minimizes body roll
and optimizes vehicle stability during cornering and evasive maneuvers.
Dynamic stabilizers at the front and rear
axles form the basis for active roll stabilization. Suspension compliance adapts to suit
driving conditions, varying from performance-oriented during cornering to
smooth and comfort-oriented when the
vehicle is proceeding in a straight line. During vehicle operation, the system continuously runs through closed-loop control
cycles lasting only fractions of a second.
The system assumes operational status
each time you start the engine.
Malfunction
The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. There is a malfunction in
the system. Have the system checked as
soon as possible.
If there is a malfunction in the system,
please remember to adapt your
speed accordingly, especially in curves.
The suspension will be noticeably softer
and the vehicle will display a greater tendency to tilt during cornering and in crosswinds.
If a message stating that you should stop
appears on the Control Display, stop and
switch off the engine as soon as possible.
In this case the oil level in the reservoir may
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1. Start the engine, but do not drive off
2. Open the
menu
3. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "FTM" and press the controller
Functional requirement
To ensure reliable operation, the system
should have been initialized with the correct tire inflation pressure.
System limits
5. Select "Set tire pressure" and press the
controller
Communications
The Flat Tire Monitor cannot indicate
sudden severe tire damage caused
by outside factors and does not detect a
natural, even pressure drop in all four
tires.<
Driving tips
The check of the tire inflation pressure is
based on monitoring the relative speeds
of the wheels. A flat tire is detected and
reported on the basis of a deviation in certain speed ratios.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Navigation
The Flat Tire Monitor keeps track of the
inflation pressures in the four fitted tires as
you drive. The system provides an alert
whenever the inflation pressure drops significantly in relation to the pressure another
tire.
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The concept
Perform the initialization immediately
after correcting the inflation pressure,
after changing a tire or changing a wheel or
all wheels. A drive is necessary for this purpose.<
In the following situations, the system
could be delayed or malfunction:
> When you are driving on snow-covered
or slippery road surfaces
> If you are using a sports driving style:
slip on the drive wheels, high lateral
acceleration
> False alarms and undetected loss of
pressure may occur when you are driving with snow chains fitted
6. Select "Yes" and press the controller
> If the Flat Tire Monitor was not initialized after the last inflation pressure correction, false alarms indicating a flat tire
that is not present are possible or pressure loss might not be detected
It takes a few minutes before the Flat Tire
Monitor can detect and report a flat tire and
"Status: Active" is displayed.
7. Drive off.
The message "Initializing" is displayed.
If a flat tire is detected during initialization,
a message appears on the Control Display.
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Flat Tire Monitor
At a glance
Initializing system
Controls
> When you are driving with the compact
wheel, the Flat Tire Monitor is unable
to function.
Reference
have dropped below the minimum, possibly owing to a leak in the hydraulic system.
Do not continue driving. Contact your BMW
center.<
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
When driving with snow chains or
with the compact wheel, do not initialize the system.<
Active steering*
Indication of a flat tire
The active steering is a system that actively
varies the steering angle of the front wheels
in relation to the steering wheel movements.
The warning lamp lights up in red
and a message appears on the
Control Display. In addition, an
acoustic signal sounds. There is a flat tire
or extensive inflation pressure loss.
1. Reduce speed and stop the vehicle
carefully. Avoid sudden braking and
steering maneuvers
2. Identify damaged tire
If identification is not possible,
contact your BMW center.<
3. Replace the damaged wheel, refer to
Changing a wheel on page 184.
Vehicles with run-flat tires:
1. Cautiously reduce the vehicle speed to
below 50 mph/80 km/h. Avoid sudden
braking and steering maneuvers. Do
not exceed a vehicle speed of 50 mph/
80 km/h
Due to the reinforcement on the
side walls of the run-flat tires,
inflation pressure loss can not usually
be recognized from the outside, refer to
Run-flat tires on page 170.<
The concept
When you are driving in the low road speed
range, e.g. in a town or when parking, the
steering angle is reinforced, i.e. the steering becomes very direct. In the higher
speed range, on the other hand, the steering angle is reduced more and more. This
improves the handling capability of your
BMW over the entire speed range.
In critical situations, the system can make
targeted changes to the steering angle provided by the driver and thus stabilize the
vehicle before the driver intervenes. This
stabilizing intervention is simultaneously
deactivated when DSC is switched off,
refer to page 77.
Malfunction
The fixed warning lamp lights up.
The active steering is no longer
operational. In the low speed range,
greater steering wheel movement is necessary. Have the system checked.
2. To continue driving, comply with the
instructions for driving with damaged
tires on page 170.
If the warning lamp lights up during the first
engine starting following a power supply
interruption, the system must be activated
with initialization.
Malfunction
Initializing system
The warning lamp lights up yellow
and a message appears on the
Control Display. The Flat Tire Monitor has a malfunction or has failed. Have
the system checked as soon as possible.
1. Start the engine
2. With the vehicle stationary, turn the
steering wheel from the straight-ahead
position to the left as far as it will go and
then back to the straight-ahead position
3. Switch off the engine.
When you start the engine again, all the
functions of the active steering are available once again.
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> Heavy braking and braking with ABS:
The lighting area of the brake lamps in
the rear is also enlarged, refer to illustration.
Driving tips
Controls
The two-stage brake lamps light up in two
stages depending on how strongly you
brake.
> Normal braking:
The brake lamps and the third brake
lamp go on
At a glance
Brake Force Display
2
Head airbags in front and rear
3
Side airbags in front and rear
Protective effect
The front airbags help protect the driver
and front passenger by responding to frontal impacts in which safety belts alone cannot provide adequate restraint. When
needed, the head and side airbags help
provide protection in the event of side
impact. The relevant side airbag supports
the side upper body area. The relevant
head airbag supports the head and provides protection against objects entering
the vehicle.
The rear seat side airbags may
already have been deactivated by a
BMW center. Labels in the rear door opening should indicate the status of your rear
seat side airbags. If you are uncertain of
their status, or wish to have the airbags
activated or deactivated, please contact
your BMW center.<
Communications
Front airbags for driver and front passenger
For information on the correct sitting position, refer to page 36.
Even if you adhere to all the instructions,
injuries resulting from contact with airbags
cannot be fully excluded, depending on the
circumstances. The ignition and inflation
noise may provoke a mild hearing loss in
extremely sensitive individuals. This effect
is usually only temporary.
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The airbags are deliberately not triggered
in every impact situation, e. g. less severe
accidents, certain roll-over conditions, or
rear-end collisions.
Reference
The following airbags are located under the
marked covers:
Entertainment
Navigation
Airbags
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
Do not apply adhesive materials to
the cover panels of the airbags, cover
them or modify them in any other way.
Do not attempt to remove the airbag retention system from the vehicle. Never modify
or tamper with either the wiring or the individual components in the airbag system.
This category includes the upholstery in the
center of the steering wheel, on the instrument panel, the side trim panels on the
doors and the roof pillars along with the
sides of the headliner. Do not attempt to
remove or dismantle the steering wheel.
Do not touch the individual components
directly after the system has been triggered, because there is a danger of burns.
If you note any indication of system malfunction, if you desire to have an airbag
deactivated, or if the airbag retention system is triggered in response to an accident,
you should always entrust all inspection,
repair and dismantling operations to your
BMW center. Unprofessional attempts to
service the system could lead to failure in
an emergency or undesired airbag activation, either of which could result in personal
injury.<
persons that the front passenger airbags
are deactivated.
The state of the front passenger airbags is
shown with the indicator lamp, refer to Indicator lamps in the following. In this case
transport the corresponding persons on
the rear seat.
Except when persons to be transported, do
not increase the load on the front passenger seat with additional items. Do not fit
seat covers, seat cushion padding, ball
mats or other items to the front passenger
seat unless they are specifically recommended by BMW. Do not place any items
under the seat. Otherwise, the function of
the seat occupation detection could be
impaired.<
Airbag system operational
Airbag warning information is also provided
on the sun visors.
Automatic deactivation of front
passenger airbags
Your BMW has a seat occupation detection
system. By evaluating the weight on the
front passenger's seat, the system detects
whether or not the seat is occupied by a
child in the child-restraint system or an
adult.
The warning lamp indicates the operational
readiness of the entire airbag system and
the safety belt tensioners as of ignition key
position 1. The warning lamp goes out after
a few seconds.
> When a child is seated in the childrestraint system or with an empty seat,
the front and side airbags are deactivated on the passenger's side
> When an adult is traveling in the front
seat, the front and side airbags remain
active on the passenger side.
Although not desired, it can occur
in the case of heavier children that
the front passenger airbags remain active
or in the case of very light adults or young
The indicator lamp above the interior rearview mirror indicates whether the frontpassenger airbag system is activated or
deactivated as of ignition key position 1.
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The indicator lamp refers exclusively
to the front-passenger airbag system.<
> The indicator lamp goes out after a few
seconds.
The front passenger airbags are active,
e.g. when transporting an adult
Controls
> The indicator lamp lights up continuously.
The front passenger airbags are deactivated, e.g. when transporting a child in
the child-restraint system or when the
seat is unoccupied.
Driving tips
For more information on the operating principle of the front passenger airbag system
and seat occupation detection, refer to
Automatic deactivation of the front passenger airbags.
Switching on/off
With the ignition key in position 2:
Press the button to activate or deactivate
this system.
> The warning lamp does not light up as
of ignition key position 1
> Warning lamp lights up continuously
> The warning lamp lights up while the
vehicle is being driven.
1
Navigation instructions
2
Display for
> Cruise control
The concept
With the Head-Up Display important information is projected into the driver's field
of view, e.g. navigation instructions. This
enables you to take in this information without looking away from the road.
> Active cruise control
3
Speed
Selecting displays
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
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Head-Up Display*
Communications
Entertainment
A fault has occurred in the airbag
system:
Reference
A malfunction could prevent the airbag system from responding in the
expected manner to an impact occurring
within its normal response range.<
Navigation
Airbag system malfunction
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
3. Select "Brightness" and press the controller
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "HUD selection" and press the
controller
5. Select desired information of Head-Up
Display
4. Move the controller to the left to select
"Head-Up Display Offset"
5. Turn the controller until the desired setting is selected.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Notes
The recognizability of the displays in the
Head-Up Display is influenced by:
> Sunglasses with certain polarization
filters
> Certain seating positions
6. Press the controller.
The information is shown on the
Head-Up Display.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
> Objects on the cover of the Head-Up
Display
> Wet road surface and unfavorable lighting conditions.
If the image is distorted, please have the
base setting checked at a BMW center.
Setting brightness
Special windshield
The brightness of the display is automatically adapted to the ambient lighting conditions. However, you can change the base
setting.
With the low beams switched on, the
brightness can also be adjusted with the
rotary dial of the instrument lighting.
The windshield is part of the system. The
shape of the windshield complies with the
requirements of the Head-Up Display to
enable a precise display. A film in the windshield prevents the double images from
being displayed.
To have the windshield replaced, contact a
BMW center.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
Care instructions
You can find everything you need to know
on this topic by consulting the separate
Caring for your vehicle brochure.
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Controls
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Mobility
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Only clean the cover of the Head-Up
Display with a soft, lint-free cloth or
with a display cleaning cloth, as otherwise
damage may result.<
Lamps
Lamps
Parking lamps/low beams
5. Turn the controller to select the corresponding duration
Parking lamps
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
With the switch in this position, the
front, rear and side vehicle lighting
is switched on. You can use the
parking lamps for parking. For lighting on
one side for parking as an additional feature, refer to page 87.
Low beams
When you switch off the ignition
with the headlamps on, the headlamps go out, and only the parking
lamps remain on.
If you turn the ignition key to position 0, an
acoustic signal sounds when you open the
driver's door for a few seconds to remind
you that the light has not yet been switched
off. At the same time a message appears
on the Control Display.
Daytime driving lamps*
If you wish, you can leave the light switch in
the low-beam position.
Always observe all applicable laws governing the use of daytime driving lamps.
Pathway lighting
After parking the vehicle and switching off
the headlamps, operating the headlamp
flasher activates the low beams. You can
set the duration on the Control Display or
deactivate the function.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
Lights on warning
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Lighting" and press the controller
4. Select "Pathway lighting" and press the
controller
You can switch on the parking lamps when
needed using the standard procedure
described under Parking lamps.
Automatic headlamp control*
When you set the switch to this
position, the system activates and
switches on and off the low beams
in response to changes in ambient light
conditions, for instance, in a tunnel, at
dawn and dusk, and in rain and snow. The
LED next to the symbol is illuminated when
the low beams are on.
The low beams remain independent
of the ambient lighting conditions
when you switch on the fog lamps.
With the daytime light switch activated, the
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Activating Adaptive Head Light
In ignition key position 2, turn the
light switch to the position 'Automatic headlamp control', refer to
page 86.
Roadside parking lamps
Roadside parking lamps, left or right*
You also enjoy the option of lighting up just
one side of your vehicle when parking.
When using this function, comply with
national regulations:
With the ignition off, press the lever in the
desired direction 3, past the resistance
point.
Fog lamps
To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the
Adaptive Head Light
Communications
> is not active when driving in reverse
> is only active toward passenger's side
when stationary.
Malfunction
The LED next to the symbol for automatic
headlamp control flashes. Adaptive Head
Light is faulty or has failed. Have the system checked as soon as possible.
Driving tips
Headlamp flasher
3
Navigation
Adaptive Head Light is a variable headlamp
control system that enables better illumination of the road surface. Depending on the
steering angle and other assumptions, the
light from the headlamp follows the course
of the road.
High beams
2
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The concept
1
The parking lamps or low beams
must be switched on for the fog
lamps to operate. The green indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up
whenever the fog lamps are on.
The fog lamps are switched off whenever
the high beams are switched on.
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Adaptive Head Light*
Controls
The automatic headlamp control cannot serve as a substitute for your personal judgment in determining when the
lamps should be switched on in response
to ambient lighting conditions. For example, the system cannot detect fog. To avoid
safety risks, you should always switch on
the lamps manually under these conditions.<
At a glance
High beams/
roadside parking lamps
Reference
low beams are always switched on in this
switch position with the ignition key in position 2.<
Lamps
If the automatic headlamp control is
activated, the low beams will come on
automatically when you switch on the fog
lamps.<
Reading lamps
Instrument lighting
Reading lamps are provided in the front
and rear adjacent to the interior lamps.
Briefly press the button to activate or deactivate this system.
Turn the serrated dial to adjust the illumination intensity.
To avoid discharging the battery, all of
the vehicle's interior lamps are automatically switched off approx. 15 minutes
after the ignition is switched off.<
Interior lamps
Control of the interior lamps, footwell
lamps, door entry lighting and courtesy
lamps* is also automatic.
Switching interior lamps on and off
Briefly press the button.
If you want the interior lamps to remain off
continuously, maintain pressure on the button for approx. 3 seconds.
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Airflow directed toward the windshield
and side windows
6
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
2
Air to upper body.
The serrated dials allow you to open
and close the air supply vent outlets
through an infinitely-variable range.
The levers change the direction of the
airflow. You can find more information
on adjusting for draft-free ventilation
on page 93
7
Adjusting the air volume manually
8
off automatic climate control
9
Switching cooling function on and off
manually
3
Air to footwell
12 AUTO program
4
Setting temperature, left side of
passenger compartment
13 Outside air/AUC Automatic recirculated-air control/recirculated air
5
Maximum cooling
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11 Residual heat mode
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10 Setting temperature, right side of
passenger compartment
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14 Indicator lamp for independent ventilation
> Activation time set:
The indictor lamp
lights up
> Independent ventilation on:
The indicator lamp
flashes
15 Rear window defroster
16 Air grill for interior temperature sensor –
please keep clear and unobstructed
All other setting options for the automatic
climate control can be found in the "Climate" menu and in the menu on the Control Display, as of page 91.
The current setting for air distribution is displayed on the Control Display.
A congenial climate
To use the automatic function, press the
AUTO button. Select an interior temperature you find pleasant.
The following section contains more
detailed information on the available setting options.
The cooling function is only possible with
the engine running.
AUTO program
The AUTO program adjusts the
air distribution to the windshield and side windows,
towards the upper body and footwell as
well as the air volume, while also using your
preselected temperature setting as the
basis for adjusting the interior climate to
adapt to external seasonal influences.
The cooling function comes on automatically when you select the AUTO program.
At the same time, a condensation sensor
controls the program in such a way that
window condensation is prevented as far
as possible.
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.
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
This program quickly removes
ice and condensation from the
windshield and front side windows.
Adjusting air volume manually
You can adjust the air volume
by turning. You can reactivate
the automatic mode for the air
volume with the AUTO button.
Switching cooling function on and off
manually
The cooling function cools and
dehumidifies the incoming air
before also reheating it as
required, according to the temperature setting. Depending on the weather, the windshield may fog over briefly when the engine
is started.
The cooling function comes on automatically when you select the AUTO program.
Maximum cooling
This program quickly provides
maximum cooling.
The system switches to the
recirculated-air mode and the
air flows at maximum air volume only from
the air vent outlets for the upper body area.
For this reason you should ensure that
these vent outlets are open before selecting this program.
AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control
Adjusting temperature
The figures on the display provide a general indication of interior temperature. A pleasant
adjustment is 72 7/226.
You can respond to unpleasant
odors or pollutants in the immediate environment by temporarily suspending the supply of outside air.
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If condensation starts to form on the
inside window surfaces during operation in the recirculated-air mode, you
should switch it off while also increasing
the air volume as required.
The recirculated-air mode should not be
used over a longer period of time, as the air
quality inside the vehicle deteriorates continuously.<
> On vehicles with separate drives for
audio CDs and navigation DVDs, ignition key in position 2
> On vehicles with one drive for audio
CDs, ignition key in position 1.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Provided that the engine has warmed to its
normal operating temperature and the battery is charged, you can use this function
for up to 15 minutes after switching off the
ignition. The LED within the button lights up
to confirm compliance with both of these
conditions.
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Controls
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
Residual heat mode
If you press this button with the
engine switched off, the system
uses the warmth stored in the
engine to heat the interior, for
instance, while the vehicle is
stationary at a school to pick up a child.
You can adjust the automatic climate control settings in ignition key position 1.
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Ignition key:
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> Left indicator lamp on, recirculated-air
mode: the supply of outside air is permanently blocked.
Settings using Control Center
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> Right indicator lamp on, AUC mode: the
system detects pollutants in the outside
air and responds by blocking the supply
of outside air when required.
Depending upon air quality requirements, in the automatic mode the system alternates between its outside-air
and recirculated-air modes
2. Move the controller to the left to open
"Climate".
You can set the following:
> Separate air distribution for driver and
front passenger
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> Indicator lamps off: outside air flows in
continuously
The air volume, the heater and
the cooling function are all
switched off. You can restart
the automatic climate control
by pressing any of its buttons
except the REST button.
> Adapting the temperature in the upper
body region
> Intensity of the AUTO program.
Manual air distribution
You can combine your air distribution yourself and also individually adjust the air temperature in the upper body area.
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Press the button repeatedly to run through
the following control sequence:
Switching off automatic climate
control
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The system then recirculates the air currently within the vehicle. AUC executes this
function automatically.
A congenial climate
1. Select "Vent settings" and press the
controller
Adapting temperature in upper body
region
2. Select "AUTO" and press the controller.
The manual air distribution is
switched on
1. Select "Vent settings" and press the
controller
3. Select the desired field by moving the
controller and turn the controller to
adjust the air distribution.
1
Airflow directed toward the windshield
and side windows, driver's side only
2
Airflow for the upper body
3
Air to footwell
To select the passenger area:
Move the controller to the right.
Automatic air distribution
1. Select "Vent settings" and press the
controller
2. Select "AUTO" and press the controller.
2. Select the field by moving the controller
and turn the controller to adjust the air
distribution.
Setting intensity of AUTO program
To meet your individual needs, you can
weaken or strengthen the intensity of the
automatic climate control.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Climate control" and press the
controller
4. Select "Automatic programs" and press
the controller
5. Select the desired intensity
The automatic air distribution is
switched on.
The program handles adjustment of the air
distribution, separately for the driver and
passenger side.
6. Press the controller.
To switch on the automatic air distribution
for the front passenger:
Move the controller to the right.
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Ventilation for cooling
Adjust the vent outlets to direct the flow of
cool air in your direction, for instance, if the
interior has become too warm, etc.
Draft-free ventilation
Set the vent outlets so that the air flows
past you and is not directed straight at you.
The independent ventilation blows air into
the passenger compartment to lower interior temperatures.
The independent ventilation is controlled
using the Control Center. You can set two
different times for the system to start.
The independent ventilation remains on for
30 minutes. It can also be switched on and
off directly. Since the system uses a substantial amount of electrical current, you
should refrain from activating it twice in
succession without allowing the battery to
be recharged in normal operation between
use.
The independent ventilation is ready for
use at any outside temperature up to ignition key position 1.
Rear ventilation
The air emerges through the upper body
region vent outlets in the instrument panel.
These vent outlets must be open for the
system to operate.
Switching on and off directly
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
The serrated dial 1 allows you to open and
close the vent outlets through an infinitelyvariable range.
Serrated dial 2:
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Controls
1. Open "Climate"
2. Select "Ventilation" and press the controller
3. Select "Automatic ventilation" and
press the controller
Turn towards blue: colder
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Do not drop any foreign bodies into
the vent outlets, as otherwise these
could be catapulted outwards and lead to
injuries.<
Independent ventilation*
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You can use the serrated dials 1 to open
and close the vent outlets through an infinitely-variable range, while the levers 2
allow you to adjust the airflow direction.
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The 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.
You can select a display of more detailed
information in the Service requirement display, refer to page 65.
Communications
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
Mobility
Front ventilation
You can adjust the airflow direction using
the levers 3.
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Turn towards red: warmer.
A congenial climate
4. Select "Parked car ventilation" and
press the controller.
Activating timer
Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Time 1" or "Time 2" and press the
controller.
Preselecting activation times
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Climate"
2. Select "Ventilation" and press the controller
The activation time is activated.
The independent ventilation is only
available for activation within the subsequent 24 hours. After that, the time must
be reactivated.<
3. Select "Activation time" and press the
controller
The two preselected activation times
should differ by at least 31 minutes.<
4. Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Time 1" or "Time 2"
5. Select the time and press the controller.
The first time setting is highlighted
6. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
7. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next adjustment is highlighted
8. Make the remaining adjustments. After
the last adjustment, the time is stored.
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Integrated universal remote
control*
At a glance
Practical interior accessories
Programming
Checking compatibility
If you see this symbol on the packaging or in the manual supplied with
the original hand-held transmitter, it
is safe to assume that it is compatible with
the integrated universal remote control.
If you have additional questions,
please consult your BMW center or
call 1-800-355-3515.
You can also visit these websites:
www.bmwusa.com or
www.homelink.com.
HomeLink is a registered trademark owned
by Johnson Controls, Inc.<
Fixed-code hand-held transmitter
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Indicator lamp
2. When using for the first time: Press both
outer buttons 1 for approx. 20 seconds
until the indicator lamp 2 flashes. The
three memory buttons 1 are cleared
3. Hold the original hand-held transmitter
at a distance of approx. 2 in/5 cm to
8 in/20 cm to the memory buttons 1
The required distance between
the hand-held transmitter and the
memory buttons 1 depends on the relevant system of the original hand-held
transmitter used.<
4. Simultaneously press the transmit key
on the original hand-held transmitter
and the desired memory button 1 on
the integrated universal remote control.
Initially, the indicator lamp 2 flashes
slowly. Release both buttons as soon
as the indicator 2 lamp flashes rapidly.
If the indicator lamp 2 does not flash
rapidly after approx. 15 seconds,
change the distance
5. To program other original hand-held
transmitters, repeat steps 3 and 4.
The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
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1. Ignition key in position 2
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To prevent possible damage or injury,
before programming or using the integrated universal remote control, always
inspect the immediate area to make certain
that no people, animals or objects are
within the travel range of the device. Also,
comply with the safety precautions of the
original hand-held transmitter.<
2
Communications
Should you sell your vehicle one day, be
sure to delete the stored programs beforehand for your safety, refer to page 96.
Memory buttons
Mobility
The signal of an original hand-held transmitter can be programmed on one of the
three memory buttons 1. Following that,
each of the devices can be actuated with
the appropriately programmed memory
button 1. The indicator lamp 2 flashes to
confirm transmission of the signal.
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The integrated universal remote control
can replace as many as three hand-held
transmitters for various remote-controlled
accessories, such as door openers and
house alarm systems. The integrated universal remote control registers and stores
signals from the original hand-held transmitters.
Controls
The concept
Practical interior accessories
The equipment can be used in ignition key
position 2.
If the device can not be operated
after repeated programming, check
whether the original hand-held transmitter
uses an alternating-code system. Here,
either read the instructions for the original
hand-held transmitter or hold down the
programmed memory button 1 of the integrated universal remote control. If the indicator lamp 2 on the integrated universal
remote control flashes rapidly for a short
time then lights up for approx. 2 seconds,
this indicates that the original hand-held
transmitter uses an alternating-code system. In the case of an alternating-code system, program the memory buttons 1 as
described at Alternating-code transmitters.<
The corresponding memory button 1 is now
programmed with the signal of the original
hand-held transmitter.
If you have any additional questions,
please contact your BMW center.<
Clearing memory buttons
Press both outer buttons 1 of the integrated universal remote control for approx.
20 seconds until the indicator lamp 2
flashes. All memory buttons will be cleared.
The memory of individual memory buttons 1 cannot be cleared.
Roller sun blinds*
Rear window blind
Alternating-code transmitters
To program the integrated universal remote
control, consult the operating instructions
for the equipment to be set. You will find
information there on the possibilities for
synchronization.
When programming hand-held transmitters
that employ an alternating code, please
observe the following supplementary
instructions:
Programming will be easier with the
aid of a second person.<
1. Park your vehicle within the range of the
remote-controlled device
2. Program the integrated universal
remote control as described above at
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
To actuate as of ignition key position 1,
briefly press the button in the driver's door.
Roller sun blinds for rear side
windows
Pull the roller sun blind at the loop and
hook up to the bracket.
3. Locate the button at the receiver of the
equipment to be set, e. g. on the drive
4. Press the key on the receiver of the
device you want to set up. After step 4,
you have approx. 30 seconds for step 5
5. Press the programmed memory button 1 of the integrated universal remote
control three times.
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Center armrest
At a glance
Glove compartment
Controls
Opening
Depending on the version, the storage
compartment contains a folding tray or a
telephone cradle*.
Locking
If you only hand over the spare key,
e.g. in a hotel for valet parking, refer
to page 26, the glove compartment cannot
be unlocked.<
Rechargeable flashlight
The flashlight is located on the left side of
the glove compartment.
The flashlight can remain there continuously.
Be sure that the flashlight is switched
off when it is inserted into its holder.
Failure to comply with this precaution
could lead to overcharging and damage.<
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Lock with a master key. Unlocking is also
only possible with a master key.
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To prevent injury in the event of an
accident while the vehicle is being
driven, close the glove compartment
immediately after use.<
The mat in the compartment can be
removed for cleaning.
To open the tray:
Press the button and fold the cover
upwards.
The folding tray and telephone cradle * can
be folded upwards to enable use of the
lower area of the storage compartment.
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Fold the cover up.
Ventilating storage compartment in
front armrest
1. Fold the folding tray or telephone cradle* upwards
2. Open or close the slider in the storage
compartment.
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Closing
To open the cover:
Press the button. The cover opens and can
be folded upwards.
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Pull the handle. The light in the glove compartment switches on.
A storage compartment is located in the
armrest between the front seats.
Practical interior accessories
Depending on the automatic climate
control setting, the temperature
within the storage compartment may be
higher than in the rest of the interior.
Close the vent as required.<
Cup holders
Adjusting
To open:
Briefly press the button.
Slide the center armrest into the desired
position.
Storage compartments
Do not place containers made of
glass in the cup holders. This would
lead to an increased risk of injury in the
event of an accident.<
To close:
Press the cover in the center and push in
the cup holder.
Storage compartment on center
console between front seats
Ashtray, front
Open by pressing the cover back.
Opening
Slide back the cover.
Other compartments
There are other compartments in the doors
as well as in the front and rear center console.
Storage nets are located on the backrests
of the front seats.
Emptying
Clothes hooks
When suspending clothing from the
hooks ensure that it will not obstruct
the driver's vision. Do not hang heavy
objects on the hooks. If you do so, they
could cause personal injury to occupants
during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
Press the ashtray forwards: it rises and can
be removed.
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In ignition key position 2, press in the cigarette lighter.
Refer to Cigarette lighter, front.
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Cigarette lighter, rear
Sockets
Access to the power sockets:
Fold up the respective cover.
In front passenger footwell
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Hold or touch the hot cigarette lighter
by the knob only. Holding or touching
it in other areas could result in burns.
Always remove the ignition key when you
leave the vehicle so that, e. g., children are
unable to use the lighter and burn themselves.<
Power socket
In luggage compartment
Communications
In ignition key position 2, the lighter socket
can be used to plug in hand flashlights, car
vacuum cleaners, etc., with power ratings
of up to approx. 200 W at 12 V. Avoid damaging the socket due to inserting plugs of
different shapes or sizes.
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The lighter can be removed as soon as it
jumps back out.
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Cigarette lighter, front
Mobility
Ashtray rear
Emptying
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Press the entire cover down. The ashtray
rises and can be removed.
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Rear center armrest
1
Storage compartment: pull upwards
2
To open cup holder: press and open
cover
With the center armrest folded over, you
improve vision toward the rear.
Folding down rear seat*
1. Open the buckle of the center safety
belt in the rear and insert the belt
tongue at the end of the belt in the
mounting on the back shelf
4. The unlocked rear seat back moves forward slightly. Fold the seat back forward by the head restraint.
When you fold back the backrest,
make sure that the retainer engages
properly. If it is not properly engaged,
transported cargo could enter the vehicle
during braking or evasive maneuvers and
endanger the vehicle occupants.<
The lashing eyes in the luggage compartment provide you with a means of attaching
luggage nets* or flexible straps for securing suitcases and luggage, refer to
page 107.
Ski bag*
Designed for safe, convenient transport
of up to 4 pairs of standard skis or up to
2 snowboards.
2. Push the corresponding head restraint
down as far as it will go, refer to
page 40
3. To unlock, pull the corresponding lever
in the luggage compartment
With the ski bag you can stow skis with a
length of up to 6.9 ft/2.10 m. When skis of
6.9 ft/2.10 m in length are loaded, the ski
bag will tend to contract, reducing its overall capacity.
Loading
1. Pull down the center armrest, press the
button and open the cover
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Your BMW center will be glad to provide you with more detailed information on the various items of equipment.<
Pull the handle forwards and remove the
ski bag upwards, then close the cover in
the luggage compartment.
4. Insert the belt tongue of the ski bag belt
in the center safety belt buckle.
Ensure that the skis are clean before
loading them into the bag. Take care
to avoid damage from sharp edges.<
Do not position cargo at the opening.
If you do, it can endanger the passengers during braking or evasive maneuvers.
Always close off the passage with an insert,
as otherwise objects from the luggage
compartment can enter into the passenger
compartment.<
Communications
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Securing load
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The ski bag can be completely removed so
that you can use other inserts.
Driving tips
3. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats and fill it. The zipper allows more
convenient access to stored objects
and can also be left open to allow the
ski bag to dry
Removing ski bag
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2. Press the button again; the cover in the
luggage compartment opens. If you
press the button firmly the first time, this
also opens the cover in the luggage
compartment
After loading, secure the ski bag and its
contents. Tension the retaining strap on the
tensioning buckle for this purpose.
To store the ski bag, perform the above
steps in reverse order.
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Secure the ski bag in this way. If you
fail to do so, it could move around and
endanger occupants during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
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Driving tips
This section is designed to provide you
with extra support by supplying information
useful in dealing with specific driving and
operating conditions.
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Things to remember when driving
Things to remember when driving
Break-in procedures
To ensure that your vehicle continues to
provide optimized economy of operation
throughout an extended service life, we
request that you devote careful attention to
the following section.
approx. 300 miles/500 km. During this
break-in period, engage the clutch gently.
Following part replacement
Observe the break-in instructions again if
components previously addressed must be
replaced during driving later.
Engine and differential
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km:
You should attempt to vary both vehicle
and engine speeds. Until the break-in
period has been completed, you should
also refrain from exceeding an engine
speed of 4,500 rpm or a driving speed of
100 mph/160 km/h.
Always obey all official speed limits.
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode during
these initial miles.
Once you have driven 1,200 miles/
2,000 km, the engine and vehicle speeds
can be gradually increased.
SMG Sequential manual
transmission
Do not use the acceleration assistant during the break-in period, refer to page 54.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with
their manufacture, tires do not achieve their
full traction potential until after an initial
break-in period. Therefore, drive reservedly
during the first 200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized contact and wear patterns between
brake pads and rotors.
Clutch
The function of the clutch is only at its optimized level after a distance driven of
General driving notes
Hot exhaust system
Extreme temperatures occur at the
catalytic converter on this and every
catalyst-equipped vehicle. Do not remove
the heat shields installed adjacent to various sections of the exhaust system, and
never apply undercoating to them. When
driving, standing at idle and while parking
take care to avoid possible contact
between the hot exhaust system and any
highly flammable materials such as hay,
leaves, grass, etc. Such contact could lead
to a fire, and with it the risk of serious property damage as well as personal injury.<
Parking vehicle
Condensation forms in the air conditioner
system during operation, and then exits
under the vehicle. Traces of condensed
water under the vehicle are thus normal.
Before driving into a car wash
To prevent the exterior mirrors on this vehicle from being damaged, always fold them
in by hand before entering an automatic car
wash.
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads,
reduce road speed. If you do not, a
wedge of water can form between tires and
road surface. This phenomenon is referred
to as hydroplaning, and is characterized by
a partial or complete loss of contact
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Pulsation at the brake pedal combines with
sounds from the hydraulic circuits to indicate to the driver that ABS is in its active
mode.
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.<
Driving in wet conditions
While driving in wet conditions and in
heavy rain, it is a good idea to apply light
pressure to the brake pedal every few
miles. Monitor traffic conditions to ensure
that this maneuver does not endanger
other road users. The heat generated in this
process helps dry the pads and rotors to
ensure that full braking efficiency will then
be available when you need it.
Hills
To prevent overheating and the
resulting reduced efficiency of the
brake system, drive long or steep downhill
Corrosion on brake rotors
When the vehicle is driven only occasionally, during extended periods when the
vehicle is not used at all, and in operating
conditions where brake applications are
less frequent, there is an increased tendency for corrosion to form on rotors, while
contaminants accumulate on the brake
pads. This occurs because the minimum
pressure which must be exerted by the
pads during brake applications to clean the
rotors is not reached.
Should corrosion form on the brake rotors,
the brakes will tend to respond with a pulsating effect that even extended application will fail to cure.
Mobile communications devices in
vehicle
BMW discourages the use of mobile
communications devices, e. g. portable phones, inside the vehicle without a
direct connection to an outside antenna.
Otherwise, the vehicle electronics and
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Your BMW is equipped with ABS as standard. You will achieve the best braking
response from the ABS by applying maximum pressure to the brake pedal during an
emergency: panic stops. Since the vehicle
maintains steering responsiveness, you
can nevertheless avoid possible obstacles
with a minimum of steering effort.
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Braking safely
Never drive with the clutch pressed
or allow the vehicle to coast with the
transmission in Neutral – or with the engine
switched off – there is no engine braking
when the transmission is in Neutral, and no
power-assist for brakes and steering when
the engine is not running.
Never allow floor mats, carpets or any other
objects to protrude into the area around the
accelerator and brake pedals and obstruct
their movement.<
Entertainment
Do not drive through water on the
road if it is deeper than 1 ft/30 cm,
and then only at walking speed at the most.
Otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the electrical systems and the transmission may be
damaged.<
Communications
Driving through water
You can further enhance the engine's
braking effect by selecting a lower gear
in the automatic transmission's manual
mode, downshifting as far as first gear
on extremely steep stretches, refer to
pages 50 and 54. This strategy helps you
avoid placing excessive loads on the brake
system.
Mobility
The risk of hydroplaning increases as the
tread depth of the tires decreases, refer
also to Tire tread on page 169.
gradients in the gear in which the least
braking is required. Even light but consistent pedal pressure can lead to high temperatures, brake wear and possibly even
brake failure.<
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between the tires and the road surface, ultimately undermining your ability to steer
and brake the vehicle.<
Things to remember when driving
ence one another. In addition, it is not
ensured that the radiation which results
from transmission is dissipated from the
vehicle interior.<
Cargo loading
To avoid loading the tires beyond
their approved carrying capacity,
never overload the vehicle. Overloading
can lead to overheating and increases the
rate at which damage develops inside the
tires. The ultimate result can assume the
form of a sudden air loss.<
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight must not exceed
the available cargo and luggage load
capacity calculated in step 4
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
part of the load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult the
manual for transporting a trailer to
determine how this may reduce the
available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.
Load
Determining loading limit
1. Locate the following statement on your
vehicle’s placard*:
The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never
exceed XXX lbs. or YYY kg, as otherwise the vehicle may be damaged and
unstable driving conditions may
result.<
The permitted load is the total of the weight
of occupants and cargo/luggage. The
greater the weight of occupants, the less
cargo/luggage can be transported.
Stowing cargo
2. Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg or
YYY lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity.
For example, if the XXX amount equals
1,400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lbs.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount
of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 650 lbs.:
1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs.
> Load heavy cargo as far forward and
as low as possible, placing it directly
behind the bulkhead behind the rear
seats
> Cover sharp edges and corners
> For very heavy cargo when the rear seat
is not occupied, secure each safety belt
in the opposite buckle.
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You can find the specified weights in the
Technical data section on page 198.
Make sure that the load is distributed
evenly, and that it does not extend outward
to beyond the limits of the loading surface.
Always load the heaviest pieces first – at
the bottom. Be sure that adequate clearance is maintained for raising the glass
roof, and that objects do not project into
the opening path of the luggage compartment lid.
Secure roof-mounted cargo correctly and
securely to prevent it from shifting or being
lost during the trip.
Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration
and braking maneuvers. Take corners gently.
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Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of gravity when loaded, they have a
major effect on its handling and steering
response.
You should therefore always remember not
to exceed the approved roof weight, the
approved gross vehicle weight or the axle
loads when loading the rack.
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Always position and secure the load
as described above. If you do not, it
can even endanger the passengers during
braking or evasive maneuvers.
Never exceed either the approved gross
vehicle weight or either of the approved
axle loads, refer to page 198, as excessive
loads can pose a safety hazard, and may
also place you in violation of freeway safety
laws.
You should never transport heavy or hard
objects unsecured in the passenger compartment, as they could fly around and
even pose a safety hazard to the vehicle's
occupants during abrupt braking or evasive
maneuvers.<
A special rack system is available as an
option for your BMW. Please comply with
the precautions included with the installation instructions.
Communications
> Please observe the special instructions
supplied with the heavy-duty cargo
straps.
The mounting points are located in the door
openings or on the roof rack *.
Mobility
> Heavy-duty cargo straps* for securing
larger and heavier objects are available
at your BMW center. Four lashing eyes
mounted in the luggage compartment
are used to secure these heavy-duty
cargo straps, refer to illustration
Reference
> Use the luggage net* or securing straps
to hold down small and lightweight luggage and cargo
Driving tips
Controls
Anchorage points
At a glance
Roof-mounted luggage
rack*
Securing cargo
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Navigation
This chapter describes how you can
enter destinations and specify your route
so that your navigation system guides you
reliably to your destination.
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Starting navigation system
Starting navigation system *
Your navigation system can use satellites
to ascertain the precise position of your
vehicle and guide you reliably to any destination you enter.
Navigation DVD
Special navigation DVDs are required;
these are available from your BMW center.
Inserting navigation DVD
Calling up navigation
Enter data only when the vehicle is
stationary, and always obey the traffic
regulations and road signs in the event of
any contradiction between traffic and road
conditions and the instructions issued by
the navigation system. If you do not
observe this precaution, you may be in violation of the law, and can endanger vehicle
occupants and other road users.<
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
1. Insert the navigation DVD with the
labeled side up
2. Allow approx. 8 seconds for the system
to scan the data from the DVD.
Removing navigation DVD
1. Press button 1.
The DVD is ejected from the navigation
computer
2. Remove the DVD.
2. Move the controller to the right to open
"Navigation"
3. Select "Navigation" and press the controller.
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1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "Current position" and press the
controller.
Driving tips
1. Move the controller to the right to enter
the assistance window
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
At a glance
You can display the route or the current
position in the assistance window. This display remains visible even if you switch to
another application.
Displaying current position
Controls
Display in assistance
window
3. Select the desired view of the route or
"Current position"
If the navigation system is unable to identify
a town or city, your current map coordinates will appear.
4. Press the controller.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
You can also have the current position displayed on a map, refer to page 122.
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Mobility
The contents of the assistance window is
continually updated as you drive.
Entertainment
Navigation
The current position of your BMW is displayed.
Communications
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
Entering destination
Entering destination
In entering your destination you can select
from among the following options:
> Entering a destination manually, see
below
> Selecting destination via information,
refer to page 115
> Selecting from among recent destinations, refer to Destination list, page 115
> Selecting destination from address
book, refer to page 116.
After selecting your destination you can
proceed to start the destination guidance,
refer to page 120.
Entering a destination
manually
The system supports the wordmatch principle to make it easier for you to enter the
names of streets or towns. This enables
input of different spellings and supplements your input automatically so that
stored names can be applied as destinations as quickly as possible.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
The system also supports you with the following features:
> If you do not enter a street, the system
will guide you to the downtown area of
a town or city
> You can skip the entry of country and
locality if the current entries are being
retained for your new destination
> The commands of the voice command
system for destination entry differ from
those of the individual menu items on
the Control Display. You can have the
system list the possible voice commands, refer to page 21.
Selecting country of destination
1. Select "State / Province" or the displayed country and press the controller.
A list of available countries appears on
the display
2. Select "New destination" and press the
controller
2. Select the country of destination and
press the controller.
3. Select "Enter address" and press the
controller.
In order to be able to start the destination
guidance, at least the town/city of destination or its zip code must be entered.
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3. If necessary, enter other letters of the
town/city of destination.
The list gradually grows smaller each
time you enter a new letter.
To enter blanks:
Select and press the controller.
To delete the letter entered:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
After the street you can also enter the intersection or the house number.
The intersection is entered in the same way
as the street.
To enter the house number:
1. Select "House number" and press the
controller
2. Enter the house number:
Select the individual digits and press
the controller each time.
To delete the digit or letter entered:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
3. Select the house number and press the
controller.
Only house numbers stored for the
street on the navigation DVD can be
entered.
Communications
Starting destination guidance with
manual destination entry
Driving tips
To enter the zip code:
Select the numbers individually and
press the controller, then select the zip
code and press the controller.
The corresponding town/city of destination is displayed
Navigation
2. To enter the town/city of destination:
Select the first starting letters and press
the controller.
A list of all towns/cities starting with this
letter appears on the Control Display.
Entertainment
1. Select "Town / City" or the displayed
town/city and press the controller
Controls
At a glance
Entering town/city of destination
or zip code
4. Select the town/city name from the list
and press the controller.
Entering street, house number and
intersection
Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Destination guidance starts immediately.
If the destination guidance is not to be
started immediately:
Select "Add to destination list" and press
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2. For instructions on entry, refer to Entering town/city of destination.
Mobility
1. Select "Street" or the displayed street
and press the controller
Entering destination
the controller.
The destination is saved in the destination
list, refer to page 115.
4. Move the controller in the desired direction to localize your destination.
The controller can be moved to the left,
right, forwards, backwards and also
diagonally.
Map-guided destination
selection
If you only know the location of the town/
city or street, the system offers you a map.
You can use the cursor to limit the destination in the map and then apply it into the
destination guidance.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "New destination" and press the
controller
The aim can be applied in a scale below
1 mile/2 km as destination or saved.
To adjust the scale:
Turn the controller
5. Press the controller.
The selected town/city of destination
and other menu items are displayed
6. Select the desired menu item:
>
closes "Input map"
> "Start route guidance" switches the
destination guidance on
3. Select "Input map" and press the controller.
> "Show current position" places the
current position back in the center of
the map
> "Show destination position" places
the current destination in the center
of the map
> "Return to map" switches back to
"Input map"
A section of a map is displayed on the
Control Display:
> During destination guidance, around
the current destination
> With the destination guidance deactivated, around the last destination
entered
7. Press the controller.
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Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "New destination" and press the
controller
3. Select "Information" and press the controller
At a glance
8. Select a destination and press the controller
9. Select a menu item:
> To add the address to the destination list and start destination guidance:
Select "Select as destination" and
press the controller
> To set up a telephone connection:
Select "Call" and press the controller.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Controls
You can obtain a display of selected destinations for towns/cities and apply them
into the destination guidance, e. g. hotels,
sights or hospitals.
7. Press the controller.
A list with a maximum of ten destinations, sorted by distance, is displayed
on the Control Display
Driving tips
Selecting destination via
information
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select a destination and press the controller
3. The selected destination can be edited:
5. Press the controller
6. Select the desired type of destination,
such as "Hotels and restaurants"
> To start destination guidance:
Select "Start guidance".
The destination guidance is
started
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> "On a new destination"
The display for entering a town/city
appears on the Control Display.
Select the desired town/city and
press the controller
Communications
> "On location"
Mobility
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
> "On destination"
Reference
4. Select the town/city or country:
The destination list shows the last 20
entered destinations as well as the current
destination of the destination guidance.
The current destination is highlighted by
this symbol
.
Navigation
Destination list
Entering destination
> To display information on the destination:
Select "Information on destination"
Storing destinations in address book
> To change the entry:
Select "Edit", for instructions on
operation, refer to Entering town/city
of destination or zip code, page 113
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
> To delete the entry:
Select "Delete entry"
> To delete all entries:
Select "Delete list". Destination
guidance is switched off
You can save approx. 100 destinations in
the address book.
1. Select "Address book" and press the
controller
2. Select "New address" and press the
controller
> To save the entry:
Select "Add to address book"
3. Select "Enter address yourself" and
press the controller
4. Enter name and address
5. Select "Store in address book" and
press the controller.
The entry is stored in the address book.
4. Press the controller.
You can also save a destination from the
destination list in the address book, refer to
page 115.
Address book
Calling up address book
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Storing current position
The current position can be adopted into
the address book:
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Address book" and press the
controller
2. Select "New address" and press the
controller
Select "Address book" and press the controller.
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3. Select "Edit address" and press the
controller
Driving tips
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
4. Change entry.
For operation, refer to Entering a destination manually, page 112.
Deleting individual destinations from
address book
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Address book" and press the
controller
2. Select the entry and press the controller.
2. Select the entry and press the controller
3. Select "Delete address" and press the
controller.
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Mobility
To start the destination guidance:
Select "Start guidance" and press the controller.
Controls
2. Select the entry and press the controller
Selecting destinations from address
book
1. Select "Address book" and press the
controller.
The stored entries are displayed on the
Control Display
At a glance
1. Select "Address book" and press the
controller
Navigation
You can also enter your current position in
the address book after leaving the sector
covered by the navigation DVD. In this
case, you must enter a name.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Entertainment
4. Select "Store in address book" and
press the controller.
Changing destinations from address
book
Communications
3. Select "Apply location as address" and
press the controller.
The given name can be changed. For
operation, refer to Entering a destination manually, page 112
Entering destination
Deleting all destinations from
address book
The various criteria are listed on the
Control Display
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "Delete data" and press the controller
3. Select a route criterion for the route:
> "With highways"
Freeways and major traffic arteries
are given priority
> "Avoid highways"
Freeways are avoided where possible
> "Fast route"
Shortest time using combination of
smallest possible distance and sections where fast driving is possible
> "Short route"
Shortest distance without consideration of the time
4. Press the controller.
5. Select "Delete address book" and press
the controller
6. Select "Yes" and press the controller.
Route selection
You can influence the calculated route by
choosing certain route criteria.
Changing route criteria
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "Route preference" and press
the controller
The route criterion is highlighted
5. If necessary, select an additional route
criterion and then press the controller:
> "Dynamic route"
The route is planned around or
through traffic obstructions
> "Avoid tollroads"
Tollroads are avoided where possible
> "Avoid ferries"
Ferries are avoided where possible.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
The route is planned according to fixed
rules. These vary according to the different
kinds of roads stored on the map DVD. As
a result, the routes recommended by the
navigation system may not always be the
same ones that you would choose based
on personal experience.
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At a glance
You can change the choice of route whenever the destination guidance is active.
Wordmatch principle
Controls
The system supports the wordmatch principle to make it easier for you to enter the
names of streets or towns. The system runs
ongoing checks, comparing your destination entries with the data stored on the navigation DVD as the basis for instant
response. The user benefits include:
Driving tips
> Names of specific locations can also
vary from the official versions provided
that the spelling of the entry corresponds to a standard form used in
another country.
Example:
Navigation
Instead of 'München', you can also
enter the English spelling 'Munich' or
the Italian spelling 'Monaco'
Entertainment
> When you are entering the names of
towns and streets the system will complete them automatically as soon as
enough letters are available to ensure
unambiguous identification
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Communications
> The system only accepts name entries
beginning with letters that are stored
on the navigation DVD. The system will
not accept nonexistent names and
addresses.
Destination guidance
Destination guidance
Starting destination
guidance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select the destination from the destination list and press the controller or enter
a new destination, refer to page 112
3. Select "Start guidance" and press the
controller.
1
Predicted time of arrival
2
Distance to the destination on the
calculated route
3
Route criterion
4
Voice instructions switched on/off
During destination guidance, you can operate other equipment using the Control Center at any time. You are informed of a
required change in direction by means of
voice instructions in good time prior to
every intersection.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Terminating/continuing
destination guidance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
indicates the current destination.
The destination guidance is started.
indicates the current destination.
1. Select the current destination and press
the controller
After the route has been calculated, destination guidance is indicated by arrows or a
route map on the Control Display.
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When you park the vehicle before reaching
the entered destination, upon restarting
you will see the question "Continue guidance to dest.?".
Repeating and canceling voice
instructions
> Repeating the voice instruction
> Canceling the voice instruction
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
1. Repeat the last voice instruction,
if required
2. Turn the button during the voice
instruction to select the desired volume.
menu
Navigation
2. Press the controller to open the
Adjusting volume
3. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "Languages" and press the controller
This volume is independent of the volume
of the audio and video sources.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
5. Select "Navigation voice instructions
on" and press the controller.
Driving tips
Switching voice instructions on/off
> Switching voice instructions on/off.
Displaying route
Entertainment
Destination guidance
through voice instructions
Communications
To restart the destination guidance:
Select "Yes" and press the controller.
With the programmable keys in the steering
wheel, you can also make the following settings, refer to page 44:
At a glance
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Controls
2. Select "Start guidance" and press the
controller.
The destination guidance is switched
off.
Displaying arrow view
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "Arrow display" and press the
controller
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The voice instructions are switched on.
Mobility
You have the option of displaying various
views of the route during destination guidance.
Destination guidance
The distances remaining to be traveled on
each individual road and directional arrows
are also displayed.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "Route list" and press the controller
Displaying route map
You can have your current position displayed on a map. After starting the destination guidance, the planned route is shown
on the map.
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
2. Select "Map, facing north" or
"Map, direction of travel"
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Bypassing route sections
During destination guidance, you can
revise the navigation system's route recommendations to avoid particular
stretches of road. Enter the number of
miles/kilometers that you want to travel
before returning to the original route.
3. Press the controller.
At scales of less than 300 miles/500 km,
you enjoy the option of deciding whether to
orient the map to north or toward your current direction of travel. From 300 miles/
500 km, the map always points toward
north.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "New route" and press the controller
Changing scale
Turn the controller.
On the Control Display, a scale display
appears and the scale is changed.
Displaying towns/cities and streets
of route
You can have the names of streets and
towns/cities on your route displayed whenever the destination guidance is active.
2. Turn the controller to enter the desired
number of miles/kilometers and press
the controller.
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At a glance
To exit the menu without changing the
route:
Select
and press the controller
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
3. "Calculate" is used to recalculate the
route.
What to do if …
What to do if …
What to do if …
> you request the current position of your
vehicle, but do not receive a precise
display?
The system is unable to receive enough
GPS signals at your current position
owing to obstructions, your current
position is not yet available on your navigation DVD, or the system is in the process of calculating your current position. As a rule, reception is guaranteed
under a clear sky
> the destination guidance does not
adopt a destination?
The data of the destination is not stored
on the navigation DVD that is loaded.
Select a destination that is as close as
possible to the original
> the system stops furnishing directions
on which way to turn as you approach
intersections?
You are driving in an area that has not
yet been completely recorded on the
navigation DVD. Instead of an arrow
indicating a turn, you will see an arrow
which indicates the general direction of
your planned route. Or you have left the
recommended route and the system
requires a few seconds to calculate a
new recommended route
> the battery has been disconnected?
It will take approx. 10 minutes for the
system to resume operation.
> the destination guidance does not
adopt an address without the street
name?
On the navigation DVD, no downtown
area can be determined for the city or
town entered. Enter any street, or a
destination such as the railway station
etc., then start the destination guidance
> you want to enter a destination for the
destination guidance, but it is not possible to select the letters for your
desired entry?
The destination data is not recorded on
the navigation DVD that is loaded. In
this case, the system will not offer you
any letters to choose from. Select a
destination that is as close as possible
to the original
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
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Entertainment
Operation of the radio and CD
as well as their tone settings
are described in this chapter.
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On/off and tone
On/off and tone
The following equipment has shared controls and setting options:
Equipment with two drives:
> Radio Business
> CD player
> CD changer*.
Controls
The audio sources can be operated using:
> Buttons on CD player
1
> Control Center
Sound output for Entertainment on/off,
volume
> Buttons on the steering wheel, refer to
page 11.
> Press: switching on/off.
When you switch on, the last set
radio station or CD track is played
Buttons on CD player
> Turn: adjusting volume
The layout of the buttons can vary depending on your vehicle's equipment.
Equipment with single drive:
2
Drive for audio CD
3
Eject CD
4
Station scan/track search
> Change radio station
> Select track for CD player and CD
changer
5
Drive for navigation DVD
Operation using Control Center
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
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Tone control
2. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment".
You can alter various tone settings, e. g.
treble and bass, or the speed-dependent
volume. This changes the setting for all
audio sources.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last settings are
applied.
At a glance
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Controls
Turn button 1 until the desired volume has
been reached.
Driving tips
Adjusting volume
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
> "FM" or "AM": radio reception
> "WB": calling up Weather Band station
The start menu is opened
Entertainment
> "SAT": selecting satellite radio
> "CD": selecting CD player or
CD changer
> "Set": depending on the respective
audio source, additional settings can be
made, e.g. for the radio: update stations with strongest reception, store
station, adjust tone, briefly play station.
Switching on/off
2. Press the controller to open the
To switch the sound output for Entertainment on/off:
Press button 1 on the CD player.
menu
3. Select "Entertainment settings" and
press the controller
Communications
You have the following choices:
Navigation
Changing tone adjustments
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This symbol on the Control Display
indicates that sound output is switched off.
On/off and tone
4. Select "Audio" and press the controller.
Speed-dependent volume
The speed-dependent volume control
automatically increases the volume with
increasing speed. You can set various
stages for the increase in volume.
1. Select "Speed volume" and press the
controller
The tone settings can also be selected if
you have opened "Entertainment":
Select "Set" and then "Tone" and press the
controller each time.
Treble and bass
1. Select "Treble / Bass" and press the
controller
2. Turn the controller. The adjustment is
applied; the field can be changed.
2. Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Treble" or "Bass"
Professional LOGIC7 HiFi System*
You can select a spatial sound effect that
improves the spatial acoustics in all frequency ranges.
1. Select "LOGIC7" and press the controller
3. Turn the controller until the desired setting is selected.
Balance and fader
You can set the right/left and front/rear
volume balance in the same manner as
"Treble / Bass".
2. Select "Concert hall" and press the
controller.
LOGIC7 spatial sound is switched on.
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You can reset all tone settings except
"Speed volume" to the standard default
settings.
At a glance
Resetting tone settings
1. Open the start menu
menu
3. Select "Entertainment settings" and
press the controller
4. Select "Audio" and press the controller
5. Select "Reset" and press the controller.
Driving tips
LOGIC7 and the LOGIC7 logo are registered trade marks of Lexicon, Inc., a company of the Harman International Group.
Equalizer*
You can set individual sound frequency
ranges.
Entertainment
Navigation
1. Select "Equalizer" and press the controller
Mobility
Communications
2. Move the controller to the left or right to
select the desired frequency range
3. Turn the controller until the desired setting is selected.
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To switch off the spatial sound effect:
Select "Off" and press the controller.
Controls
2. Press the controller to open the
Radio
Radio
Your radio provides reception the FM and
AM wavebands.
Listening to the radio
4. Press the controller.
Stations are shown on the Control Display
on the basis of various selection criteria,
e.g. "Presets".
Press the button if the sound output is
switched off.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
If no station is displayed, update the stations with the best reception, refer to
page 134.
Changing station
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
Turn the controller.
2. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment"
3. Select "FM" or "AM"
In addition to the stations currently displayed, you can have stations with another
selection criterion displayed.
You can choose from the following selection criteria:
> "Autostore":
The six strongest stations, refer to
page 134
> "Presets":
Stations you have previously stored,
refer to page 134.
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To stop the scan:
1. Move the controller forwards to change
the field
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
2. Select a selection criterion
1. Press the controller once again
This cancels the scan search, and the radio
remains on the current station.
At a glance
To change between these different selection criteria of stations:
To start the scan, press the button for a
longer period.
Controls
Buttons on CD player:
Selecting frequency manually
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
3. Press the controller.
1. Select "FM" or "AM"
Buttons on CD player
Driving tips
To stop the scan, press the button briefly.
Briefly press the button for the corresponding direction.
The system switches to the next displayed
station.
3. Move the controller forwards to change
the field
4. Select "Manual" and press the controller
Navigation
2. Press the controller
1. Select "FM" or "AM"
2. Press the controller
3. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
4. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
5. Turn the controller to set a certain frequency.
Buttons on CD player:
In "Manual", you can set stations that are
received in addition to those displayed.
To start the scan, press the button for a
longer period.
The scan mode begins with the currently
selected frequency.
The system plays a brief sample from each
radio station.
Scan starts.
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Mobility
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Reference
The system automatically plays a brief
sample from each of the stations on the
current waveband.
Communications
Entertainment
Playing stations, scan
Radio
To stop the scan at the desired frequency
or station:
Press the button.
Storing stations
Updating stations with best
reception
1. Select "FM" or "AM"
If you are on a longer journey and leave the
transmission range of the stations originally
set, you can update the list of stations with
the best reception.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
2. Select the desired station.
"Set" has been selected
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "FM" or "AM"
2. Press the controller
3. Move the controller forwards to change
the field
4. Select "Autostore" and press the controller
3. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
4. Select "Store" and press the controller.
5. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
6. Select "Autostore" and press the controller.
"Presets" is displayed
5. Turn the controller until the desired
memory location is selected.
The number of the memory location
appears beside the name or frequency
of the station
6. Press the controller.
The station is stored.
The display of the stations with the strongest reception is updated. The stations are
displayed based on their frequencies.
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3. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
4. Select "Store" and press the controller
Selecting Weather Band
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "WB" and press the controller.
5. Turn the controller until the desired
memory location is selected.
The number of the memory location
appears beside the name or frequency
of the station
2. Select the Weather Band station and
press the controller.
6. Press the controller.
The station is stored.
RDS Radio Data System
RDS transmits additional information in the
FM frequency range. RDS stations have the
following properties:
> In the case of broadcasting networks
that transmit over a number of frequencies, there is an automatic switch to
the frequency with the best reception
quality
> If the reception conditions are good, the
station names are shown on the Control
Display. If the reception is weak or disrupted, it can take some time before the
station names appear.
It can occur that the Weather Band station
is not available in some regions.
At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
2. Select the desired station
Navigation
1. Select "Presets" and press the controller
Entertainment
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Communications
Changing a memory location
Weather Radio is a service of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration –
NOAA – of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Weather messages are repeated
every four to six minutes and are routinely
revised every one to three hours, or more
frequently if needed. Most of the stations
operate 24 hours daily. During severe
weather, National Weather Service forecasters can interrupt the routine weather
broadcasts and substitute special warning
messages. If you have a question concerning NOAA Weather Radio, please contact
your nearest National Weather Service
Office, or write to National Weather Service
– Attn: W/OM11–, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, 1325 EastWest Highway Silver Spring, MD. 20910.
Satellite radio*
You can receive up to 100 different channels with high sound quality.
The channels are offered to you in predefined combinations. To receive the channels of your choice, you must have this
combination enabled.
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Mobility
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, other stored stations are
displayed.
Weather Band*
Reference
The channels of the last selection criterion
are displayed once again after a short time.
Radio
You may experience signal drops and
muting events related to this new
technology.<
Enabling or disabling channels
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
Enabling
1. Select a channel that has not yet been
enabled and press the controller.
A telephone number and the electronic
serial number, ESN, are displayed
The electronic serial number is
required to enable or disable.<
2. To enable the channels:
Dial the phone number, or if the vehicle
is equipped with two drives, select the
phone number and press the controller.
Disabling
1. Select an enabled channel and press
the controller
2. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment"
3. Select "SAT"
1. Select "ESN" and press the controller.
A telephone number and the electronic
serial number, ESN, are displayed
The electronic serial number is
required to disable.<
2. To disable the channels:
Dial the phone number, or if the vehicle
is equipped with two drives, select the
phone number and press the controller.
4. Press the controller.
The channels are displayed.
These channels are enabled.
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The channels of this category are displayed
1. Select "SAT" and press the controller.
Select a channel marked with this
symbol
Channels are shown on the Control Display sorted on the basis of various
selection criteria
2. Select a menu item:
> "Presets":
Up to twelve channels you have
stored
6. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
7. Select "Play" and press the controller.
Driving tips
Controls
5.
At a glance
Selecting and storing channel
> "Categories":
All channels by category, e. g. news,
jazz
Additional information
Communications
The name of the channel and additional
information on the current track are displayed, e.g. the name of the artist.
Entertainment
Navigation
> "All channels"
3. Press the controller
Artiste
2
Track
3
Album*
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Reference
1
Mobility
4. If "Categories" was selected:
Select the desired category and press
the controller.
Radio
Storing channel
Notes
1. Select desired channel
When there is a signal blockage or the
transmission is suspended momentarily for
more than 4 seconds, a message appears
on the Control Display.
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
3. Select "Store" and press the controller.
"Presets" is displayed
4. Turn the controller to select a memory
location and press the controller.
Service may be interrupted or
unavailable for specific reasons such
as environmental or topographic conditions and others that satellite radio cannot
directly control.
Signal may not be available under tunnels,
in parking garages, next to tall buildings,
nearby trees with dense foliage, nearby
mountains or other possible strong sources
of radio interference.
Service should resume normally after the
source of signal unavailability has been
cleared.<
The channel is stored. The channels of the
last selection criterion are displayed once
again after a short time.
Changing channel with buttons on
CD player
Briefly press the button for the corresponding direction.
The system switches to the next enabled
channel.
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Listening to CDs
3. Select "CD" and press the controller
At a glance
CD player and CD changer *
The CD emerges slightly from the drive.
1. Press button.
Starting CD changer
1. Fill the CD magazine and insert, refer to
page 142
The start menu is opened
2. Control Center, for principle, refer to
page 16:
Press button.
The start menu is opened
2. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment"
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Entertainment
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
To eject the CD, press the button on the
CD player:
Communications
To start playback when there is already a
CD in the drive:
Mobility
Currently not available:
The CD player can also play CDs with MP3
contents. Depending on the directory and
file structure, it may take up to 50 seconds
to read in the data.
Navigation
Insert the CD with the labeled side facing
upwards.
Playback starts automatically if the sound
output is on.
Reference
For equipment with two drives:
The upper drive is intended for audio CDs.
4. On vehicles with a CD changer, select
"CD" and press the controller to start
the CD player.
Driving tips
Controls
Starting CD player
CD player and CD changer
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Select a track by turning the controller.
3. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment"
4. Select "CD" and press the controller
5. Select the desired CD and press the
controller.
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
At the end of the last track, the next CD will
be selected.
2. Select the music track and press the
controller
1. Select directory if necessary
If new CDs have been placed in the CD
magazine, playback starts with the lowest
CD, e.g. CD 1, track 1.
The CD magazine's load status is indicated
on the Control Display.
Selecting a track
Buttons on CD player:
3. Select "play" and press the controller.
Press the button for the corresponding
direction repeatedly, continuing until you
reach the desired track on the current CD.
The CD will start play at the start of the
track. The track is displayed on the Control
Display.
To change the directory:
Select the directory and press the controller.
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2. Select "repeat track" and press the
controller.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
The current music track on the CD is
repeated.
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
End repeat:
Press the controller, select "repeat track"
and press the controller.
Sampling tracks, scan
The system automatically plays a brief
sample from each of the tracks on the current CD.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
2. Select "Repeat" and press the controller.
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
To stop the scan:
1. Press the controller once again
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
This cancels the scan, and the selected
track remains.
At a glance
Controls
Driving tips
Repeating a track
Navigation
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
Entertainment
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
Communications
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
The system automatically plays a brief
sample from each of the tracks in the current directory.
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Mobility
End repeat:
Press the controller, select "Repeat" and
press the controller.
2. Select "scan directory" and press the
controller.
Reference
The current music track on the CD is
repeated.
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
CD player and CD changer
CD magazine
To stop the scan:
1. Press the controller once again
2. Select "scan directory" and press the
controller.
This cancels the scan, and the selected
track remains.
Random play sequence
In this mode, the music tracks on the current CD are played once in a random
sequence.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
2. Select "Random" and press the controller.
The BMW CD changer for six CDs is
installed in the glove compartment.
Removing CD magazine
To insert or remove CDs from the CD magazine 1, you must first remove it from the
CD changer:
1. Press button 2.
The CD magazine 1 is ejected
End random:
Press the controller, select "Random" and
press the controller.
2. Remove the CD magazine.
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
Inserting/removing CDs from
CD magazine
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
2. Select "random directory" and press
the controller.
In this mode, the music tracks in the current
directory are played once in a random
sequence.
End random:
Press the controller, select "random directory" and press the controller.
Fast forward/reverse
Buttons on CD player:
When inserting or removing CDs, remember to always only grasp them on the edge,
taking care to avoid touching the data side
with its mirror finish.
To insert:
Insert the CD in its slot with the label side
on top.
Press and hold the button for the corresponding direction.
The tracks can be heard, but the sound is
distorted.
To remove:
Pull out the desired drawer, refer to arrow,
and remove the corresponding CD.
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The CD changer automatically reads in the
loaded CDs and is then ready for operation.
Notes
For correct playback of MP3 content, the
MP3 data should have been produced with
the Fraunhofer codec.
Good playback quality is achieved with a
data transfer rate of 192 kBit/s, however it
should be at least 128 kBit/s.
Care instructions
You can find everything you need to know
on this topic by consulting the separate
Caring for your vehicle brochure.
At a glance
Controls
Push in the CD magazine as far as possible
in the direction of the arrow.
To prevent illegal CD copying, manufacturers often use copy protection. This can
mean than some CDs cannot be played or
only to a limited extent. In this case, please
contact the CD dealer or manufacturer.
You may experience playback problems,
such as skips, when using CD-Rs/CD-RWs
that you have copied at home.
If the CD that you have loaded in the drive
does not play, check to ensure that the CD
has been inserted correctly and inspect it
for signs of defects.
High levels of humidity can lead to condensation on the laser's scan lens and temporarily prevent it from reading the CD.
Keep CDs away from magnetic fields as
created, e.g., by loudspeakers.
Always hold CDs by the edges; do not
touch the reflecting CD memory surface.
Driving tips
Malfunctions
Navigation
Inserting CD magazine
Entertainment
Safety notice
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Communications
The BMW CD drives are Class 1 laser
products. Do not operate if the cover
is damaged, otherwise severe eye damage
can result.
Do not use self-recorded CDs with labels
applied as these can become detached
during playback due to the development of
heat and cause irreparable damage to the
device.
Only use round CDs with a standard diameter of 4.7 in/12 cm and do not play CDs
with an adapter, e.g. maxi CDs, as otherwise the CDs or the adapter can jam and
may no longer be ejected.
Do not use a combined CD/DVD, e. g.
DVDPlus, as otherwise the CD/DVD can jam
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Communications
This chapter summarizes how you operate
your BMW portable phone via the Control
Center or voice control and how you use
BMW Assist or TeleService.
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Telephoning
Telephoning
Safety notice
For your own safety
A car phone makes life more convenient in
many ways, and can even save lives in an
emergency. While you should consult your
portable phone's separate Owner's Manual
for a detailed description of safety precautions and information, we request that you
direct your particular attention to the following:
Adjustments
To avoid posing a danger to yourself
and other road users, never adjust the
system settings unless your vehicle is completely stationary.<
Using the phone in your vehicle
Using a portable phone to make and
receive calls while driving is already
illegal in many countries in the world.
Always use your hands-free system, or
stop your vehicle in an area where you will
not pose a safety hazard to other road
users.<
Vehicles and portable phones
Do not use your portable phone from
within a garage, or near an open
hood. The air in these areas could contain
fuel vapors, and the portable phone might
generate sparks that could result in burns.
This same precaution applies to open luggage compartment lids on vehicles
equipped for operation using natural gas or
hydrogen, and to all vehicles with luggage
compartment-mounted batteries.<
Antenna
When using the portable phone,
ensure that all persons in the area are
at least 20 in/50 cm from the antenna.
Never use your BMW portable phone if the
antenna is damaged. Contact between
your skin and a damaged antenna can
result in minor burns.
If the antenna is damaged, have it replaced
immediately.<
Special environmental conditions
Always switch off your BMW portable
phone in areas where blasting work is
being conducted with explosives. The
phone signals could potentially act as a
high-frequency transmitter and set off
explosions.
Always switch off your BMW portable
phone in areas where an increased explosion danger is present. This category
includes service stations along with fuel
and chemical storage depots, etc., and all
areas in which the air can contain fuel,
chemicals or metal particles. Under these
conditions, your BMW portable phone
could conceivably generate sparks that
could lead to a fire or explosion. Always
observe all legal regulations governing the
use of portable phones in the vicinity of service stations, chemical factories and other
areas where an explosion potential exists.
Never use the BMW portable phone in aircraft; do not use this portable phone in hospitals, care centers or at other locations
where medical equipment may be in operation, such as accident sites, etc.
Your service provider can furnish you with
more detailed information on legal regulations governing the use of your phone.<
Medical equipment
Portable phones can generate interference capable of preventing hearing
aids and cardiac pacemakers from operating correctly. If you or any occupant of the
vehicle will be using such equipment, consult a physician or the manufacturer of the
equipment to determine whether it is adequately shielded against high-frequency
energy.<
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Before starting off, place the BMW portable
phone in the cradle. If a connection to
BMW Assist has been established, you
cannot use the BMW portable phone until
this connection has been terminated.
Inserting portable phone
1. Press button 1
Care instructions
You can find what you need to know about
caring for your portable phone in the Caring
for your vehicle brochure and in the separate portable phone Owner's Manual.
2. To adapt the cradle to the portable
phone:
Slide the switch 2 toward the front or
rear
Operating options
> The steering wheel, refer to page 11
> The Control Center, refer to page 148
> Voice control, refer to page 153.
At a glance
Entertainment
You can operate the BMW portable phone *
with:
Controls
> Remove all keypad locks, refer to separate Owner's Manual.
Driving tips
ter.<
> Enter a Personal Identification Number,
PIN, if necessary
Navigation
Return used batteries to a recycling
collection point or to your BMW cen-
Requirements for portable phones with
SIM card:
Telephoning with car phone:
BMW Assist calls
3. If necessary, remove the protective cap
from the antenna connector on the back
of the portable phone
You can use the car phone via the handsfree system for BMW Assist calls.
4. Insert the portable phone with the
antenna completely retracted
When the status information "Car Phone"
is displayed in "Communication", only
BMW Assist calls are possible.
5. Press the cradle downwards.
When the status information "Portable" is
displayed in "Communication", you can
operate the BMW portable phone via the
vehicle.
Removing portable phone
Press button 1.
For information on operating your
portable phone, please consult the
separate Owner's Manual.<
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Disposing of used batteries
Activating the BMW
portable phone*
Mobility
Never attempt to dismantle your
BMW portable phone or its battery.
Use only approved battery types – the
wrong battery can destroy your portable
phone.
To avoid possible short circuits, after
removing a battery you should never allow
it to come into contact with metallic surfaces of any kind.<
Reference
Batteries
Telephoning
Hands-free system
> Dialing phone number
> Phone book
> Top 8
> Redialing
> Displaying accepted calls
> Displaying missed calls
> Text messages/SMS.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The hands-free microphone is located on
the headliner.
The hands-free system is activated whenever you establish or receive a call using:
The start menu is opened
> The button on the steering wheel
> The Control Center
> Voice control.
Adjusting volume
2. Move the controller forwards to open
"Communication".
Entering unlock code
if you are asked to enter the Unlock Code
by a message on the Control Display:
Turn the button during a call to select the
desired volume.
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
This volume for the hands-free system is
maintained, even if the other audio sources
are set to minimum volume.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Operation using Control
Center
The following functions can be used via the
Control Center as soon as the BMW portable phone has been laid in the cradle:
> Entering unlock code
2. To enter the unlock code: select letters
and digits individually and press the
controller.
Each letter or digit of the unlock code is
displayed on the Control Display with
an asterisk.
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Dialing phone numbers
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
If you have the phone number of the caller
stored in the phone book and the phone
number is transmitted, the entry is displayed.
3. To enter the phone number: select digits individually and press the controller.
Always enter the complete phone number consisting of area code, and phone
number.
To delete an incorrect digit:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
Accepting a call
Select "Accept" and press the controller.
Rejecting a call
Ending a call
1. If necessary, select the telephone number
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Mobility
Select "Reject" and press the controller.
The caller is diverted to your mailbox if this
has been activated.
Communications
Entertainment
4. Select "Dial number" and press the
controller.
Navigation
2. Select "Dial" and press the controller
Receiving calls
Driving tips
Controls
3. Select "Confirm unlock code" and
press the controller.
Calling
At a glance
To delete an incorrect digit:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
Telephoning
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
3. Select "End call" and press the controller.
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
5. Select "Call" and press the controller.
The system dials the number.
Phone book
After placing the portable phones in the
cradle, the phone book is transferred from
the portable phone into the vehicle. This
also applies to portable phones with a SIM
card; the phone book of the SIM card will
not be transferred. Loading the phone book
can take several minutes.
If different phone numbers are stored in the
portable phone under one name, e. g. office
and home, the name is shown once for
each phone number.
Adding digits to phone numbers
You can add other digits to a phone number stored in the phone book, e. g. to call a
specific extension:
Dialing from phone book
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller
3. Select the desired entry
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
5. Select "Add digits" and press the controller
6. To supplement the phone number:
select digits individually and press the
controller
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller:
The entries of the phone book of the
portable phone are displayed on the
Control Display; they are sorted alphabetically.
To run a targeted search for an entry,
select the first letter of the entry and
press the controller.
The first entry that starts with this letter
is displayed
7. Select "Dial number" and press the
controller.
Lists
Your phone stores phone numbers you
have dialed and calls you missed in lists.
If the caller is entered in the telephone
book, the name of the caller is displayed
instead of the phone number.
You can select the desired subscriber from
the list and establish the connection.
3. Select the desired entry
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> "Missed calls".
The phone numbers of the last eight
calls not accepted while the portable
phone was in its cradle are stored.
Here, it must be possible for the telephone number of the caller to be sent.
6. Select "Call" and press the controller.
The system dials the number.
Deleting individual entries
1. Select the desired entry from the list
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
3. Select "Delete" and press the controller.
The entry is deleted.
Dialing from a list
Entertainment
To select an entry and establish a connection:
Driving tips
> "Received calls".
The phone numbers of the last eight
calls accepted while the portable phone
was in its cradle are stored. Here, it
must be possible for the telephone
number of the caller to be sent
5. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
2. Select the list:
> "Top 8"
> "Redial"
> "Received calls"
Deleting the entire list
> "Missed calls"
1. Select an entry from the list
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
Mobility
3. Select "Delete all numbers" and press
the controller.
The list is deleted.
Communications
> "Redial".
The last eight phone numbers you have
dialed are automatically stored. The last
number dialed is at the top of the list
Navigation
> "Top 8".
The eight numbers called most frequently via the list "A - Z" are automatically stored in the Top 8 list. The number called most often appears at the top
of the list
Controls
At a glance
Four lists are available:
3. Press the controller
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4. Select the desired entry
Telephoning
Touch tone dialing
Displaying text messages/SMS
Touch tone numbers are required for
access network services or to control
devices, e.g. remote access to an answering machine.
1. Select "SMS" and press the controller.
This function can only be used during a
call.
1. Establish a connection
The list of received text messages is
displayed on the Control Display.
The symbol indicates unread text
messages
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
2. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed.
3. Select "Keypad" and press the controller
4. Select the desired digits and press the
controller.
Each digit is sent immediately.
To close the text message:
Move the controller forwards to select
and press the controller.
Calling sender
1. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed
Text messages/SMS
The symbol on the Control Display
shows that you have received a new text
message. The symbol is no longer displayed after there are no unread text messages.
2. Select "Options" and press the controller
3. Select "Call sender" and press the controller.
The selected sender is called.
The number of text messages that can be
stored depends on the memory capacity of
your BMW portable phone.
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2. Speak voice commands.
Operation by voice control*
Canceling operation via voice
The concept
You can operate your portable phone without having to remove your hands from the
steering wheel. The system operates on
the basis of voice commands that you learn
easily after using them a few times. In addition, you are also supported by instructions
or questions.
To have the system list the voice commands possible in each case:
{Help}.
Briefly press
or
button on steering wheel
{Cancel}.
In dialogs where text of any kind can be
spoken, e.g. a name, canceling is only possible using the button. The dialog is automatically interrupted when an incoming call
is received.
Voice commands
Symbols used
{...} indicates voice commands.
{{...}} indicates instructions of the system.
In addition to the commands described in
this Owner's Manual, alternative commands are often possible for the same
functions, e.g.:
{Dial name} or {Name}.
Digits from zero to nine are understood.
You can say each digit individually or group
them into a sequence of three to five digits
to speed up the process.
Example: dialing phone number
Start the dialog:
button on steering wheel.
Voice command
Response
{Dial number}
{{Please say the number}}
e.g. {123 456 7890}
{{123 456 7890. Continue?}}
{Dial}
{{Dialing number}}
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At a glance
Mobility
Briefly press
Controls
3. Select "Delete" and press the controller.
The text message of the portable phone
is deleted.
Driving tips
2. Select "Options" and press the controller
Briefly press button on steering
wheel.
A sound signal indicates operating
readiness
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1.
Navigation
In ignition key position 2:
Entertainment
Voice commands
1. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed
Communications
Deleting text messages/SMS
Telephoning
Adjusting volume
Deleting unlock code
You can adjust the volume for the instructions from the system:
{Delete number}.
Canceling operation
{Cancel}.
Calling
Dialing phone number
1. {Dial number}.
The dialog for establishing a telephone connection is called up
Turn the button during an instruction to
select the desired volume.
This volume for the instructions is maintained, even if the other audio sources are
set to minimum volume.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
First steps
Entering unlock code
You can protect your BMW portable phone
against misuse with a four-digit unlock
code.
1. {Input unlock code}.
The dialog for entering the unlock
code is started
2. Speak unlock code
3. {Send unlock code}.
2. Say the phone number.
For telephone calls abroad, say
{Plus} and then the country code
3. {Dial}.
The connection to the desired subscriber is established.
Correcting phone number
After the last spoken sequence of digits
has been repeated by the system, you can
delete this sequence of digits.
{Correct number}.
The digits are deleted.
The command {Correct number} can be
repeated as often as you like.
Deleting input
{Delete} is used to delete all the digits
entered so far.
Voice phone book
Correcting unlock code
After the sequence of digits has been
repeated by the system, the unlock code
can be corrected.
You can create a voice phone book with up
to 50 phone numbers and names. The
names and phone numbers in the voice
phone book are independent of the memory of your BMW portable phone.
1. {Correct number}.
The block of digits is deleted
2. Speak the new unlock code on
request
3. {Send unlock code}.
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You can delete any entry from the voice
phone book.
1. {Save name}.
The dialog for storing a name is
called up
1. {Delete name}.
The dialog for deleting an entry is
called up
2. Speak name and repeat entry upon
request.
The duration of the name in the
telephone book must not exceed
approx. 2 seconds
2. Speak the name on request
4. To save the phone number:
{Save}.
Deleting all entries
{Delete phone book} deletes all entries in
the phone book.
1. {Delete phone book}.
The dialog for deleting phone book
is called up
2. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}
Selecting an entry
The connection to the phone number of the
selected entry is established.
3. Confirm the repeated prompt with
{Yes}.
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1. {Dial name}.
The dialog for selecting an entry is
called up
Driving tips
3. Speak the phone number upon
request
3. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}.
At a glance
Deleting an entry
An entry always consists of a name and
phone number.
Controls
Storing an entry
2. Speak the name on request
Entertainment
3. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}.
Reading out and selecting entries
You can have all the entries of your voice
phone book read out in the order of input
and select a certain entry to establish a
connection:
Communications
1. {Read phone book}.
The dialog for reading the phone
book is called up
2. {Dial number} when the desired
entry is read out.
Redialing
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Mobility
{Redial} dials the last phone number
dialed.
Telephoning
Notes
The voice commands were available
in English on going to print. Other languages are currently not available.
To operate the portable phone via the voice
command system, refer to page 20.<
Important for voice commands
For voice commands, bear the following in
mind:
> Issue the commands fluently and at
normal volume, avoiding excessive
emphasis and pauses
> Keep the doors, windows and glass
roof closed to prevent interference from
ambient noise
> Avoid other sources of noise in the
vehicle while speaking, and ask other
vehicle occupants to refrain from talking while you are using the system.
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TeleService supports you when communicating with a BMW center. The installed car
phone can be used to transmit data on the
service status of your vehicle or on legally
mandated inspections directly to your
BMW center. This is the same data that is
also stored for CBS Condition Based Service in the ignition key. Your BMW center
can then contact you, and you can make an
appointment that suits you while you are
still on the road. Your advantage is that
your BMW center can prepare in advance
for the required maintenance work. The
TeleService functions are country-specific:
The data on the service status of your vehicle or on legally prescribed inspections is
transmitted on a country-specific basis
either automatically before they fall due or
while you call a BMW center. Your BMW
center will be glad to provide more detailed
information.
The installed car phone is logged on to a
portable telephone network. This network
must be able to transmit the services.
To transmit position data, the vehicle must
be able to determine the current position.
This is displayed on the Control Display. In
order to enable and update TeleService or
BMW Assist, a GPS signal must be present.
Enabling TeleService or BMW Assist
For you to be able to use the services of
TeleService or BMW Assist, these must be
enabled.
To do this, leave the ignition key in position 1 during the entire process.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
BMW Assist
BMW Assist provides you with other services in addition to TeleService. For example, the position data of your vehicle can be
transferred to the BMW Assist emergency
call center if an emergency call has been
initiated.
menu
3. Select "Communication interface" and
press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and
press the controller
Mobility
The subscriber agreement must be completed successfully before using the BMW
Assist services.
2. Press the controller to open the
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Reference
Many functions of BMW Assist depend on
the individually agreed contract. Data
transmission, e. g. of the CBS Condition
Based Service, differs from country to
country.
Communications
Entertainment
The start menu is opened
Driving tips
Requirements
Navigation
TeleService
Controls
At a glance
TeleService * , BMW Assist *
TeleService, BMW Assist
> Voice contact is established or data are
transferred in dependence on the
equipment and the country. In some
countries both are also possible
> The data transferred can be the vehicle
data, your current position or the data
of the CBS Condition Based Service.
Automatic service notification*
5. Select "Service Status" and press the
controller
The data on the service status of your vehicle or on legally prescribed inspections is
transmitted automatically directly to your
BMW center prior to the due date. You can
check when the BMW center was notified.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
6. Select "Enable services" and press the
controller.
TeleService and, if applicable, BMW
Assist are enabled; data exchange with
the service center starts.
4. Select "Service requirements" and
press the controller
5. Select "Service notification" and press
the controller.
Enabling takes a few minutes. The status is
displayed on the Control Display. If you
open another menu, the enable process
continue to run in the background.
These services are enabled.
Services offered
The following special features apply for the
services of TeleService and BMW Assist:
> The services offered are country-specific
Roadside Assistance
You can call Roadside Assistance * of the
BMW Group should you require help in the
event of a breakdown.
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At a glance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
For information related to your vehicle, call
the BMW Customer Relations.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service" and press the
controller
5. Select "Roadside Assistance" and
press the controller.
5. Select desired BMW center
> "Service Request"
6. Select "Start service" and press the
controller.
6. Press the controller
7. Select "Start service" and press the
controller.
Contact to the desired BMW center will be
established.
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If the current position can be determined, the current vehicle location is
displayed
Mobility
Communications
> "Customer Relations"
Driving tips
4. Select "BMW Service" and press the
controller
You can contact your BMW center, e.g. to
arrange a service appointment.
Navigation
Setting up contact to your BMW
center or BMW Customer Relations
Entertainment
Contact to Roadside Assistance will be
established.
Controls
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
TeleService, BMW Assist
Adapting TeleService or
BMW Assist
Switching on roaming:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
Displaying and updating services
If the offering from TeleService or BMW
Assist changes, you will be informed of
this. In this case you should update the services.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Communication interface" and
press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and
press the controller
5. Select "Profile" and press the controller
6. Select "Roaming" and press the controller.
Roaming is enabled.
menu
3. Select "Communication interface" and
press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and
press the controller
5. Select "Service Status" and press the
controller.
You will be informed about the current
scope of TeleService or BMW Assist.
These services are enabled
6. Select "Update services" and press the
controller.
Terminating services
If you terminate the services, your vehicle
will not be equipped to contact the BMW
Assist call center. When an emergency call
is initiated, the telephone connection to the
general emergency number is established.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Communication interface" and
press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and
press the controller
5. Select "Service Status" and press the
controller
6. Select "Terminate services" and press
the controller.
Roaming
To be able to use the services of TeleService or BMW Assist in other countries
as well, these must be supported by the
foreign providers.
In addition, the services offered must be
transmitted to your vehicle. You can do this
in the following ways:
The use of TeleService or BMW Assist
is blocked. To deactivate the blocking
function, enabling must be carried out
again, refer to page 157. This does not
affect the contractual agreements.
The automatic service notification can be
disabled separately. Please contact your
BMW center for this purpose.
Enable TeleService and, if applicable,
BMW Assist once again to log on again.
> Update services
> Switch on roaming.
The offering of the foreign services will
be automatically transferred. This can
result in additional costs.
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At a glance
Displaying vehicle data
When TeleService or BMW Assist is activated, the colored designation, the license
plate and the vehicle identification number
of your vehicle can be displayed.
Controls
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Communication interface" and
press the controller
Driving tips
4. Select "BMW Service settings" and
press the controller
Entertainment
Navigation
5. Select "Profile" and press the controller.
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Communications
To adapt the color designation and the
license plate number, please contact your
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Mobility
This section helps you maintain
your mobility by supplying important
information on vital topics including fuels
and lubricants, wheels and tires, service,
maintenance and how to deal with any
problems that may occur.
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Refueling
Refueling
Always switch off the engine before
refueling. If you do not, fuel cannot be
filled into the tank and a message on the
Control Display will appear.<
Always observe all applicable precautions and regulations when handling
fuels. Never carry spare fuel containers in
your vehicle. Whether empty or full, these
containers can leak, cause an explosion,
and lead to fire in the event of a collision.<
3. Pull the knob with the gas pump symbol.
Observe the following when
refueling
When handling fuels always observe
any safety guidelines posted at the
service station.<
Fuel filler door
Put the fuel filler cap in the bracket
attached to the fuel filler door.
When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Lifting the filler
nozzle during refueling
To open and close: press the rear edge of
the fuel filler door.
Manual release
> results in premature pump shutoff
> can lead to reduced efficiency in the
fuel-vapor recovery system.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle
clicks off the first time.
Fuel tank capacity
Approx. 18.5 gallons/70 liters, including
the reserve capacity of approx. 2.1 gallons/
8 liters.
Closing fuel filler cap
In the event of an electrical malfunction in
the system, you can release the fuel filler
door manually:
1. In the luggage compartment, raise the
floor mat and the cover located beneath
it
2. Open the snap fasteners of the right
side panel and take off the side panel
Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
Close the filler cap carefully after refueling until a click is heard. While closing, be sure not to squeeze the strap which
is fastened to the cap. A loose or missing
cap will activate the message Check Gas
Cap* on the Control Display.<
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Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls below 30 miles/
50 km, as otherwise engine functions are
not ensured and damage can occur.<
At a glance
fuel you are using, we recommend that you
respond by switching to a recognized highquality brand.
Failure to comply with these recommendations may also result in unscheduled maintenance.<
Controls
Warning lamp* lights up.
The fuel filler cap is not properly
closed or is missing. Check
whether the fuel filler cap is properly
closed.
Fuel specifications
Driving tips
The engine uses lead-free gasoline only.
Required fuel
Navigation
Premium Unleaded Gasoline,
Minimum Octane Rating: 91.
This gasoline may produce knocking
sounds when starting the engine at high
outside temperatures. This has no affect
on the engine life.
Minimum Octane Rating corresponds to
the Anti Knock Index AKI and is determined according to the so-called (R+M)/2
method.
Entertainment
Do not use leaded gasoline, as otherwise the lambda probe and catalytic
converter will be permanently damaged.<
Use high-quality brands
Communications
Field experience has indicated significant
differences in fuel quality: volatility, composition, additives, etc., among gasolines
offered for sale in the United States and
Canada. Fuels containing up to and including 10% ethanol or other oxygenates with
up to 2.8% oxygen by weight, that is,
15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not void the
applicable warranties with respect to
defects in materials or workmanship.
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Mobility
The use of poor-quality fuels may
result in drivability, starting and stalling problems, especially under certain
environmental conditions such as high
ambient temperature and high altitude.
Should you encounter drivability problems
which you suspect could be related to the
Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressure
Inflation pressures for standard tires
Information for your safety
It is not merely the tire's service life, but
also driving comfort and – to a great extent
– driving safety that depend on the condition of the tires and the maintenance of the
specified tire pressure.
Check and if necessary adjust tire
inflation pressures regularly, also on
the compact wheel, at least every two
weeks and before beginning a longer trip.
If you fail to observe this precaution you
may be driving on tires with incorrect tire
pressures, a condition that can not only
compromise your vehicle's driving stability,
but also lead to tire damage and the risk of
an accident.
Do not drive with deflated, i.e. flat tires,
except run-flat tires. A flat tire will seriously
impair your vehicle's handling and braking
response. Attempts to drive on a flat tire
can lead to loss of control over the vehicle.<
The inflation pressures for your standard
tires at ambient temperature can be found
on the door post when you open the
driver's door.
Inflation pressure for other tire sizes
The tables below provide all the correct
inflation pressures for the specified tire
sizes at ambient temperature.
For correct identification of the right
tire inflation pressure for your tires,
observe the specifications for the corresponding tire size.<
Checking pressure
Tire size
Only check tire inflation pressure when
the tires are cold. This means after a maximum of 1.25 miles/2 km driving or when
the vehicle has been parked for at least
2 hours. When tires are warm, the tire inflation pressure increases.
The inflation pressures apply to the tire
sizes approved and tire brands recommended by BMW; a list of these is available
from your BMW center.
After correcting the inflation pressure(s), always reinitialize the Flat Tire
Monitor, refer to page 79.<
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225/50 R 17
225/50 R 17
245/40 R 18
225/55 R 16
225/50 R 17
Only 525i:
225/55 R 16
225/55 R 16
94
94
93
95
94
V M+S
W
W
Q,T,H M+S
Q,T,H M+S
29/200
35/240
36/250
44/300
245/45 R 17 95 W
29/200
245/45 R 17 95 Q,T,H,V M+S
32/220
33/230
41/280
95 V M+S
95 V
Front: 245/40 R 18 93 W
29/200
-
36/250
-
Rear: 275/35 R 18 95 W
-
32/220
-
41/280
Front: 245/35 R 19 89 Y
29/200
-
33/230
-
Rear: 275/30 R 19 92 Y
-
32/220
-
41/280
Compact wheel:
T 135/80 R 17 102 M
61/420
Controls
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in psi/
kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
Driving tips
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Navigation
Tire size
At a glance
525i/530i
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Communications
Entertainment
More details on the permitted load and weights can be found on page 198.
Wheels and tires
545i
Tire size
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in psi/
kilopascal with cold tires.
Cold = ambient temperature
225/50
225/50
245/40
225/50
R
R
R
R
17
17
18
17
94
94
93
94
V M+S
W
Y
Q,T,H M+S
32/220
38/260
38/260
45/310
245/45 R 17 95 W
29/200
245/45 R 17 95 Q,T,H,V M+S
35/240
35/240
42/290
32/220
-
38/260
-
Rear: 275/35 R 18 95 Y
-
35/240
-
42/290
Front: 245/35 R 19 89 Y
32/220
-
38/260
-
Rear: 275/30 R 19 92 Y
-
35/240
-
42/290
Front: 245/40 R 18 93 Y
Compact wheel:
T 135/80 R 17 102 M
61/420
More details on the permitted load and weights can be found on page 198.
Tire identification marks
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of
the tire makes it easier to identify and
choose the right tires.
Tire size
W = up to 167 mph/270 km/h
Y = up to 186 mph/300 km/h
Tire Identification Number
Tires with DOT codes meet the guidelines
of the U.S. Department of Transport.
DOT code:
e.g.
205/60 R 15 91 W
e.g.
Nominal width
in mm
Aspect ratio in X
Radial type
Rim diameter in inches
Load rating
not on ZR tires
Speed rating
before R on ZR tires
DOT xxxx xxx 1204
Manufacturer code
for tire make
Tire size and tire design
Tire age
Tire age
Speed letter
Q= up to 100 mph/160 km/h
T = up to 118 mph/190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph/210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph/240 km/h
The date of manufacture of the tires is
marked on the tires themselves:
DOT ... 1204 means that the tire was made
in the 12th week of 2004.
BMW recommends that you replace all
tires after 6 years at the latest, independently of the fact that tires can reach an age
of 10 years.
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Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded 150 would wear
one and one-half, 1 g, times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly from
the norm due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in road
characteristics and climate.
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.<
You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the
side of the tire, refer to page 170.
M+S
Traction
The traction grades, from highest to lowest,
are AA, A, B, and C.
Those grades represent the tire's ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured under
controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction
performance.
The traction grade assigned to this
tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.<
At a glance
RSC – run-flat tires
Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than
summer tires.
Tire condition
Inspect your tires frequently for tread wear,
signs of damage and for foreign objects
lodged in the tread. Check the tread depth.
Minimum tread depth
The tread depth should not drop below
0.12 in/3 mm, although, for example, European legislation only specifies a minimum
tread depth of 0.063 in/1.6 mm. At tread
depths below 0.12 in/3 mm there is an
increased risk of high-speed hydroplaning,
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All passenger car tires must conform
to Federal Safety Requirements in
addition to these grades.<
Communications
Treadwear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
Mobility
DOT Quality Grades
Reference
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
Controls
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 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.
Driving tips
Temperature
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width.
For example:
Navigation
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Wheels and tires
even when only small amounts of water are
present on the road surface.
As winter tires display a noticeable loss in
their ability to cope with cold-weather driving conditions once the tread wears to
below 0.16 in/4 mm, to ensure continued
safety you should always have such tires
replaced.
Wear indicators at the tread-groove base,
refer to arrow, are distributed over the tire's
circumference and are marked on the side
of the tire with TWI – Tread Wear Indicator.
These indicators signal at a tread depth of
0.063 in/1.6 mm that the legal wear limit
has been reached.
Wheel/tire damage
Due to low-profile tires, please note
that wheels, tires and suspension
parts are more susceptible to road hazard
and consequential damages.
Unusual vibrations encountered during
normal vehicle operation can indicate tire
failure or some other vehicle defect. This
can, for example, be caused by driving over
curbs. These kinds of problems may also
be signaled by other changes in vehicle
response, such as a strong tendency to pull
to the left or right.
In these cases, immediately reduce speed.
Drive cautiously to the nearest BMW center
or tire dealer or, if necessary, have the
vehicle towed there.
Tire damage, extending to sudden and
complete loss of pressure in extreme
cases, can pose a potentially lethal safety
hazard for the vehicle's occupants and
other road users alike.<
Run-flat tires*
You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the
side of the tire.
Run-flat tires consist of self-contained 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.
Continuing driving with a damaged
tire
Driving on run-flat tires can continue,
depending on the vehicle load and the
severity of the tire damage, at a maximum
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
In the case of complete tire pressure loss,
0 psi/0 kPa, or obvious tire damage, you
can estimate the possible distance for continued driving on the basis of the following
guide values:
> With low load:
1 to 2 persons without luggage:
Approx. 155 miles/250 km
> With medium load:
2 persons, luggage compartment full, or
4 persons without luggage:
Approx. 94 miles/150 km
> With full load:
4 persons or more, luggage compartment full:
Approx. 30 miles/50 km
Drive reservedly and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h. In the
event of pressure loss, vehicle handling
changes. This includes reduced track stability in braking, extended braking distance
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BMW does not recommend that you
use retreaded tires, since driving
safety may be impaired. Possible variations
in the design and the age – which could be
substantial – of the carcasses can lead to
unusually rapid wear.<
The right wheels and tires
BMW recommends that you use only
wheel and tire combinations that
BMW has tested and approved for your
particular vehicle. Variations in factors such
as manufacturing tolerances mean that
even wheels and tires with identical official
size ratings could actually have different
dimensions than the approved units – these
differences could lead to body contact, and
with it the risk of severe accidents. If nonapproved wheels and tires are used, BMW
cannot evaluate their suitability, and therefore cannot be held liable for driving
safety.<
To maintain good handling and vehicle
response, use only tires of a single tread
configuration from a single manufacturer.
After flat tire, always remember to have the
At a glance
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Driving tips
Run-flat tires
If your BMW is equipped with run-flat tires,
refer to page 170, only use these tires, as in
the event of a breakdown there is no spare
wheel available.
For safety reasons, BMW recommends that you do not have damaged
run-flat tires repaired; they should be
replaced.<
Special characteristics of winter
tires
BMW recommends winter tires for use in
cold winter driving conditions. Although allseason M+S tires provide better winter
traction than summer tires, they generally
fail to provide the same levels of coldweather performance as winter tires.
Run-flat tires
If your BMW is equipped with run-flat tires,
refer to page 170, when mounting new
tires or converting from summer to winter
tires, or vice versa, use only run-flat tires,
as in the case of a flat tire, no spare wheel
is available. Your BMW center will be glad
to advise you.
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The correct combination of wheels and
tires is another vital factor in ensuring reliable operation of various vehicle systems
such as ABS and DSC.
The factory-mounted tires have been specially selected to provide optimized performance when installed on your vehicle; if
properly cared for, they will provide a combination of safety and excellent ride comfort.
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You can find out the right wheel-tire combination from your BMW center.
Have the wheel and tire assemblies balanced every time either a wheel or a tire is
replaced.
BMW tests certain tire brands for each tire
size, classifies them as road-safe and
approves them. You can find out about
these at specialized dealers or at your
BMW center. Observe any country-specific
regulations, e.g. on making a corresponding entry in the vehicle documents.
Communications
Only have new wheels and tires
mounted by a specialist. If this work is
not carried out properly, there is a danger
of subsequent damage and related safety
hazards.<
Recommended tire sizes and makes
Mobility
New wheels and tires
specified wheel and tire combination
remounted on the vehicle as soon as possible.
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and altered natural steering characteristics.
If unusual vibrations occur while the vehicle
is being driven, this can indicate final failure
of the damaged tire. Reduce speed and
stop as soon as possible. Do not continue
driving. Contact your BMW center.<
Wheels and tires
Observing speed ratings
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 skilled
professionals only. The technicians at your
BMW center will be glad to assist you with
the required professional knowledge and
specialized equipment.<
Storage
Always store wheels and tires in a cool, dry
place with as little exposure to light as possible. Always protect tires against all contact with oil, grease and fuels. Do not
exceed the maximum tire inflation pressure
indicated on the side wall of the tire.
Snow chains*
BMW only tests certain snow chains, classifies them as road-safe and approves
them. Consult your BMW center for more
information. BMW recommends only using
these approved, narrow-link snow chains.
Use is only permitted in pairs with winter
tires on the rear wheels.
Observe the manufacturer's instructions
when mounting snow chains.
Do not exceed a vehicle speed of 30 mph/
50 km/h with the chains mounted.
After mounting snow chains, do not
activate the Flat Tire Monitor.
When you are driving with snow chains, it
can be beneficial to switch off DSC briefly,
refer to page 77.<
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Close the hood from a height of approx.
16 in/40 cm with momentum. It must be
clearly heard to engage.
Hood
Releasing
Entertainment
Make sure that the closing path of the
engine hood is clear, as otherwise
injuries may result.
If you see any signs that the hood is not
completely closed while driving your vehicle, you should stop at once and close it
securely.<
Driving tips
Controls
Closing
Navigation
Never attempt to perform any service
or repair operations on your vehicle
without the required, professional technical
training. If you are unfamiliar with the service procedures and precautions, always
have any required work on your vehicle
carried out at your BMW center. If this work
is not carried out properly, there is a danger
of subsequent damage and related safety
hazards.<
At a glance
Under the hood
Pull the lever located under the left side of
the instrument cluster.
Communications
Opening
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Mobility
Press the release handle and open the
engine hood.
Under the hood
Engine compartment
1
Filler neck for engine oil, refer to
Topping up engine oil
3. Carefully push the dipstick all the way
into the guide tube and pull it out again
2
Brake fluid reservoir, located beneath
the microfilter cover
4. The oil should extend to between the
two marks on the dipstick.
3
Starting-aid terminal, refer to page 189
4
Dipstick for engine oil, refer to Checking oil level. The dipstick is further
toward the rear on the 545i
The engine oil consumption is dependent
on driving style and driving conditions.
5
Washer fluid reservoir of the headlamp
and windshield cleaning systems, refer
to page 57
6
Expansion tank for coolant, refer to
page 175
Engine oil
Checking oil level
1. Park the vehicle with the engine at
operating temperature in a horizontal
position
The oil quantity between the centers of the
two marks on the dipstick, refer to arrow, is
approx. 1.6 US quarts/1.5 liters. Do not fill
beyond the upper mark on the dipstick.
Excess oil can damage the engine.
2. After approx. 5 minutes, pull the dipstick 4 out and wipe it off with a clean
lint-free cloth, paper towel, or similar
material
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Continuous exposure to used oil has
caused cancer in laboratory testing.
For this reason, any skin areas that come
into contact with oil should be thoroughly
washed with soap and water.
Store oil, grease, etc., well out of the reach
of children; always observe all warning
labels on the containers.<
Specified engine oils
The quality of the engine oil selected has
critical significance for the operation and
service life of an engine. BMW continuously approves specific oils after confirming their suitability for use in its vehicles
with extensive testing.
Use only approved BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil.
Coolant
Do not add coolant to the cooling system when the engine is hot. Escaping
coolant can cause burns.<
Coolant consists of water and the addition
of antifreeze and anticorrosion agent. Not
all commercially available additives are
suitable for your BMW. Ask your BMW center for suitable additives.
Only use suitable additives, as otherwise engine damage may result. The
additives present a health hazard; observe
the instructions on the containers.<
Always observe all applicable rules
and regulations for environmental
protection when disposing of used antifreeze and anticorrosion agents.<
Checking coolant level
If you are unable to obtain BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil, you can add small
amounts of another synthetic oil between
oil changes. Use only oils with the API SH
specification or higher.
Ask your BMW center for details concerning the specific BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil or synthetic oils
which have been approved.<
You can also call BMW of North America
at 1-800-831-1117 or visit this website:
www.bmwusa.com to obtain this information.
1. The engine must be at ambient temperature
2. Turn the cap of the expansion tank
counterclockwise to allow any accumulated pressure to escape, then continue
turning to open
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Controls
Do not top up the oil until the oil level has
dropped to just above the lower marking on
the dipstick. In this area a message also
appears on the Control Display.
Driving tips
These oils may be used for driving in all
ambient temperatures.
Navigation
Approved oils are in SAE classes
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
Entertainment
The selection of the correct SAE class
depends on the climatic conditions in the
area where you typically drive your BMW.
Communications
Viscosity is the oil flow rating as defined in
SAE classes.
Mobility
Viscosity ratings
Reference
Topping up engine oil
Under the hood
3. The coolant level is correct when the
coolant extends to between the MIN
and MAX marks, refer to the diagram
adjacent to the filler neck
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant
up to the specified level – do not overfill
5. Close the cap tightly
For your own safety: use only brake
pads that BMW has approved for your
particular vehicle model. As BMW cannot
assess the suitability of other brake pads
for use on your vehicle, we are unable to
assume continued responsibility for the
vehicle's operating safety if non-approved
pads are installed.<
6. Have the reason for the coolant loss
eliminated as soon as possible.
Brake system
Malfunction
Brake fluid
The warning lamp lights up in spite
of the handbrake being released; a
message appears on the Control
Display:
Stop immediately.
The brake fluid in the reservoir has fallen to
below the minimum level. At the same time,
a considerably longer brake pedal travel
may be noticeable. Have the system
checked by a BMW center immediately.
Display of the previously described
malfunction on Canadian models.
When you continue driving, an
increased brake pedal path can be
necessary, and significantly longer braking
distances might be required. Please adapt
your driving style accordingly.<
Brake pads
The warning lamp lights up in spite
of the handbrake being released; a
message appears on the Control
Display. The brake pads have reached their
minimum pad thickness. Have brake pads
replaced immediately.
Display of the previously described
malfunction on Canadian models.
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The BMW maintenance
system
At a glance
Maintenance
> Brake fluid
> Spark plugs
CBS Condition Based Service
Sensors and special algorithms take the
different driving conditions of your BMW
into account. Condition Based Service
uses this to determine the current and
future maintenance requirement. By letting
you define a service and maintenance regimen that reflects your own individual
requirements, the system builds the basis
for trouble-free driving.
The Service requirement display, refer to
page 65, individually displays the time or
distance remaining for selected maintenance work and any legally prescribed
intervals:
Service and Warranty Information
Booklet for US models and
Warranty and Service Guide Booklet
for Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US models and
Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models for additional information
on service requirements.
Have service and repair operations
performed at your BMW center.
Take the time to ensure that these service
procedures are confirmed by entries in
your vehicle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These entries verify that your
vehicle has received the specified regular
maintenance, and may also be required
when submitting warranty claims.<
Driving tips
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Entertainment
Should the day come when you decide to
sell your BMW, you will find that a complete
dealer service history is an asset of inestimable value.
Make sure the date in the Control
Center is always set correctly, refer to
page 74, as otherwise the effectiveness of
CBS Condition Based Service is not
ensured.<
Communications
The BMW maintenance system supports
the preservation of the traffic and operating
safety of your BMW. The service schedule
also includes operations related to the
vehicle's comfort and convenience features, such as replacement of the filters for
the inside air. The ultimate objective is to
ensure economical maintenance by providing the ideal service for your vehicle.
Your vehicle stores this information continuously in the master key while the vehicle is
being driven. After accessing the data
stored in the master key, your BMW Service Advisor can suggest precisely the right
array of service procedures for your own
individual vehicle. You should therefore
hand over to the BMW Service Advisor the
key you last used to drive when you take
your vehicle for service.
Mobility
> Legally prescribed inspections depending on local regulations.
Controls
> Vehicle check
> Engine oil
> Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
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> Brakes, front and rear separately
Maintenance
Care
Important information on the care and
maintenance of your BMW is contained in
the Caring for your vehicle brochure.
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California laws
OBD connector
At a glance
Rules and regulations
Proposition 65 Warning
Display of the previously described
malfunction on Canadian models.
Under certain conditions, the indicator
lamp will blink or flash. This indicates a
rather severe level of engine misfire. When
this occurs, you should reduce speed and
consult the nearest BMW center as soon as
possible. Severe engine misfire over only a
short period of time can seriously damage
emissions control components, especially
the catalytic converter.
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An illuminated indicator lamp
informs you of the need for service,
not of the need to stop the vehicle.
However, the systems should be checked
by your BMW center at the earliest possible
opportunity.
Communications
Your vehicle may be equipped with one or
more sensing and diagnostic modules or a
recording device capable of recording or
transmitting certain vehicle data or information. In addition, if you have a Subscription Service Agreement for the BMW Assist
system, certain vehicle information may be
transmitted or recorded in order to provide
such services.
The purpose of the OBD system is to
ensure proper operation of the emission
control system for the vehicle's lifetime.
The system monitors emission-related
components and systems for deterioration
and malfunction.
Mobility
Event Data Recorders
The Onboard Diagnostic OBD interface
socket is located on the left of the driver's
side under the instrument panel and under
a cover.
The cover has the letters OBD on it.
Reference
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of
automobile components and parts,
including components found in the interior
furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects and
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that
have caused cancer in laboratory animals.
Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.<
Controls
California laws require us to issue the following warning:
Rules and regulations
When the fuel filler cap is not properly
tightened, the OBD system can
detect the vapor leak and the indicator
lamp will light up. If the filler cap is subsequently tightened, the indicator lamp
should go out within a few days.<
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You can obtain a selection of replacement
bulbs at your BMW center.
The onboard tool kit is located in the luggage compartment lid.
Loosen the wingnut to open.
Windshield wiper blades
To prevent short circuits, before
working on any electrical systems or
equipment you should always switch them
off and disconnect the cable from the battery's negative terminal before starting.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage when changing bulbs, observe any
instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.<
When maintaining the headlamps,
comply with the instructions in the
separate Caring for your vehicle brochure.<
Halogen headlamps
1
Cover cap for low beams
Lamps and bulbs
2
Cover cap for high beams
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribution to vehicle safety. Therefore, comply
fully with the following instructions during
bulb replacement. If you are not familiar
with the specified procedures, have the
replacements carried out at your BMW
center.
Turn the cover cap to the left and remove.
For checking and adjusting headlamp
aim, please contact your BMW cen-
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ter.<
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Never touch the glass of new bulbs
with your bare fingers, as even minute
amounts of contamination will burn into the
Always wear gloves and eye protection – the atmosphere within the
H7 bulb is pressurized. Failure to observe
this precaution can lead to personal injury
should the bulb be damaged.<
Mobility
To replace, fold the wiper arm up and hold.
Press the catches together while pushing
the wiper blade out of the front.
Communications
Entertainment
The illustration shows the left-hand side of
the engine compartment.
Controls
bulb's surface and reduce its service life.
Use a clean cloth, napkin, etc., or hold the
bulb by its metal socket.<
Driving tips
Onboard tool kit
Navigation
Replacing components
Replacing components
Low beams
Xenon lamps*
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. In the
unlikely event that one of these lamps
should fail, you can respond by switching
on your fog lamps and proceeding carefully
in accordance with the reduced visibility,
where allowed by law.
H7 bulb, 55 watts
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
High beams
Have all work on the xenon lighting
system including changing bulbs carried out by a BMW center only. Due to the
high voltage present in the system, there is
a danger of fatal injuries when work is carried out improperly.<
Parking and roadside parking lamps
Please contact a BMW center in case of a
malfunction.
Turn signals, front
H7 bulb, 55 watts
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
2. Remove and replace the bulb.
Parking and roadside parking lamps
Bulb 21 watts, PY 21 W
1. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
2. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while
turning it to the left for removal and
replacement.
Bulb 5 watts, W 5 W
1. Turn the cover cap for low beams or
high beams to the left and remove
2. Pull the bulb holder out
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
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Roadside parking, rear and brake lamp
> Turn signals:
Bulb 21 watts, PY 21 W
> Backup lamps:
Bulb 16 watts, W 16 W
At a glance
Side-mounted turn signals
4. Extract the bulb for replacement.
The illustration shows the recess on the left
side of the luggage compartment.
All the bulbs are integrated a central bulb
fitting.
1. Remove the side panel
2. Unclip the bulb fitting and remove
Side marker lamps, front and rear
Please contact your BMW center for
replacement.
Tail lamps
Rear and brake lamp
3
Rear and brake lamp
4
Backup lamps
5
Reflector
6
Reflector
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2
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1
3. Backup lamps:
Remove and replace the bulb.
Other bulbs:
Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while
turning it to the left for removal and
replacement.
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2. Turn the lamp 90 3 and remove
3. Turn the bulb holder to the left and
remove
Fender-mounted lamps
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1. Press against the front edge of the lamp
with the tip of your finger, then push it
to the rear and release the detent at the
front
This lamp uses LED technology for operation. Please contact your BMW center in
case of a malfunction.
Communications
Bulb 5 watts, W 5 W
Driving tips
Center brake lamp
Controls
> Other lamps:
Bulb 21 watts, P 21 W
Replacing components
Lamps in luggage compartment lid
Please contact a BMW center in case of a
malfunction.
Have all vehicle occupants get out of the
vehicle and ensure that they remain outside
the immediate area in a safe place, such as
behind a guardrail.
If a warning triangle or portable hazard
warning lamp is required, set it up on the
roadside at an appropriate distance from
the rear of the vehicle. Comply with all
safety guidelines and regulations.
Change the wheel only on a level, firm surface which is not slippery. The vehicle or
the jack could slip to the side if you attempt
to raise the vehicle on a soft or slippery surface such as snow, ice, tiles, etc.
Position the jack on a firm support surface.
Do not use a wooden block or similar
object as a support base for the jack, as
this would prevent it from extending to its
full support height and reduce its load-carrying capacity.
To avoid serious or fatal injury: never lie
under the vehicle, and never start the
engine while it is supported by the jack.<
Light-emitting diodes LEDs
What you will need
Light-emitting diodes installed behind
translucent lenses serve as the light source
for many of the controls and displays in
your vehicle. These light-emitting diodes,
which operate using a concept similar to
that applied in conventional lasers, are officially designated as Class 1 light-emitting
diodes.
To avoid rattling noises later on, note the
positions of the tools before removing
them, then return them to their initial positions after completing work.
License plate lamp
Bulb 5 watts, C 5 W
1. Insert a screwdriver in the slot and
press to the right, refer to arrows; thus
unlocks the lamp
2. Remove the lamp and replace the bulb.
Backup lamps
Do not remove the covers, and never
stare into the unfiltered light several
hours, as irritation of the retina could
result.<
Changing wheels
Safety measures in the event of a
breakdown or wheel change:
Park the vehicle as far away as possible
from moving traffic and on firm ground.
Switch on the hazard warning flashers.
Lock the steering wheel in straight-ahead
setting of the wheels. Apply the handbrake
and engage first gear, reverse gear or
selector-lever position P.
1
Chock
2
Vehicle jack
3
Lug wrench
are located in the tool space in the compact wheel.
1. Lift up floor mat or floor panel flap and
cover located below it
2. Take out the required tool(s)
3. After using the tools, return then to the
storage space.
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3. Jack the vehicle up until the wheel you
are changing is raised from the ground.
2. To secure the vehicle against movement:
Place the wheel chock behind the front
wheel on the side opposite the side
being raised. If the vehicle is parked on
a downward slope, place the chock in
front of the wheel. On a steep grade,
also secure the vehicle against rolling
3. Loosen the lug bolts a half turn.
Jacking up vehicle
1. Position the vehicle jack at the jacking
point closest to the wheel so that the
entire surface of the jack base perpendicularly contacts the ground under the
jacking point
The vehicle jack is designed for
changing wheels only. Do not
attempt to raise another vehicle model
with it or to raise any load of any kind.
To do so could cause accidents and
personal injury.<
2. Guide the jack head into the rectangular
recess of the jacking point when cranking up, refer to section of illustration
3. Position the new wheel or compact
wheel. Secure the wheel by turning at
least two lug bolts into opposite bolt
holes.
When you mount wheels other than
Genuine BMW light-alloy wheels, different lug bolts may also be required
4. Screw in the remaining lug bolts.
Tighten all the bolts securely in a diagonal pattern
5. Lower the vehicle and remove the jack
from beneath the vehicle.
Following installation
1. Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal pattern
To ensure safety, always have the
lug bolts checked a calibrated
torque wrench as soon as possible to
ensure that they are tightened to the
specified torque. The tightening torque
is 88.5 lb ft/120 Nm.<
2. Reverse the removal sequence when
storing the wheel and tools in the vehicle
3. Check and correct the tire inflation
pressure at the earliest opportunity
Protect valve stems and valve
stem seal caps against dirt and
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1. Observe the safety precautions above
2. Remove accumulations of mud or dirt
from the mounting surfaces of the
wheel and hub. Clean the lug bolts
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Preparing wheel change
1. Unscrew the lug bolts and remove the
wheel
Communications
4. Remove the compact wheel.
Mounting a wheel
Mobility
2. Remove the disk 2 to the side
3. Take out the tool brackets 3
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1. Unscrew the wing nut 1
Controls
At a glance
Compact wheel*
Replacing components
contamination. Dirt in valve stems is a
frequent source of gradual air loss.<
4. Reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor, refer to
page 79
5. Replace the damaged tire with a new
one as soon as possible and have the
new wheel balanced.
Driving with compact wheel
Drive reservedly and do not exceed a
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
The driving characteristics change, for
example reduced track stability on braking,
extended braking distance, and altered
self-steering characteristics in the limit
range. In conjunction with winter tires,
these characteristics are more pronounced.
Only one compact wheel may be
mounted. You should re-equipping
to wheels and tires of the original size as
quickly as possible.<
Power failure
Following a temporary power failure, e.g. in
the case of a flat battery, some equipment
is subject to restricted use and must be
reinitialized. Individual settings are also lost
and must be updated again:
> Active steering
The system is deactivated and has to be
initialized, refer to page 80. Until then,
greater steering wheel movement is
required
> Seat, mirror and steering wheel
memory
The position must be newly stored,
refer to page 38
> Time and date
Must be updated, refer to page 73 ff.
> Radio
Stations must be stored again, refer to
page 134
> Navigation system
Wait to see what happens with the
functional capability, refer to page 124.
Battery
Fuses
Battery care
The battery is 100 % maintenance-free, i.e.,
the electrolyte will last for the life of the battery when the vehicle is operated in a temperate climate. Your BMW center will be
glad to advise in all matters concerning the
battery.
Charging battery
Only charge the battery in the vehicle via
the terminals in the engine compartment
with the engine off. Connections, refer to
Jump-starting on page 189.
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse,
and do not replace a defective fuse
with a substitute of another color or amperage rating, as this could lead to a circuit
overload, ultimately resulting in a fire in the
vehicle.<
Spare fuses, plastic tweezers and details
of the fuse assignment are located in the
compartment for the onboard tool kit, refer
to page 181.
Disposal
Have old batteries disposed of by
your BMW center or hand them in to a
recycling center. Maintain the battery in an
upright position for transport and storage.
Always restrain the battery to prevent it
from tipping over during transport.<
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At a glance
In glove compartment
Controls
1. Turn the two snap fasteners outwards
Driving tips
2. Fold the cover forwards or remove.
Navigation
In luggage compartment
Entertainment
1. Raise the floor mat and the cover
beneath it
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Mobility
Communications
2. Undo the quick-release fastener of the
right side panel and pull out the panel.
Giving and receiving assistance
Giving and receiving assistance
Initiating an emergency
call*
Conditions for an emergency call:
> Ignition key as of position 1
> The car phone is logged on to a cellular
telephone network
> The emergency call system is operable.
To initiate an emergency call:
However, the BMW Assist response center
may then still be able to hear you.
Under certain conditions, an emergency
call is initiated automatically immediately
after a severe accident. The automatic
emergency call is not affected by the button being pressed.
For technical reasons, the emergency
call cannot be guaranteed under
unfavorable conditions.<
Warning triangle*
Always observe all legal regulations
requiring a warning triangle to be carried in the vehicle.<
1. To open the protective cover of the
emergency call button:
Tap protective cover
2. Press the emergency call button for at
least 2 seconds.
The indicator lamp in the button lights
up. As soon as the voice connection to
the BMW Assist response center has
been established, the indicator lamp
flashes.
If conditions allow, remain in the vehicle
until the connection has been established.
You will then be able to provide a detailed
description of the situation.
If the current location of your vehicle can be
determined with vehicles with an activated
BMW Assist, it will be transmitted to the
BMW Assist response center.
Activating BMW Assist, refer to page 157.
If the indicator lamp flashes, but you are
unable to hear the BMW Assist response
center through the hands-free system, this
could indicate, for instance, that the handsfree system is no longer operational.
The warning triangle is located in the luggage compartment lid.
Loosen the wingnut to open.
First-aid kit*
Some of the articles contained in the
first-aid kit have a limited service life.
Therefore, check the expiration dates of
the contents regularly and replace the contents concerned in good time if necessary.
You can find replacements in any pharmacy.
Always observe all legal regulations requiring a first-aid kit to be carried in the vehicle.<
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2. Switch off the engine of the support
vehicle
Connecting jumper cables
To avoid personal injury from sparks,
always observe this sequence when
connecting jumper cables.<
In the case of vehicles with BMW Assist or
TeleService, you can contact the Roadside
Assistance of the BMW Group for assistance in the event of a breakdown directly
via the Control Center, refer to page 158.
Jump-starting
When your battery is discharged, you can
use two jumper cables to start your BMW
with power from the battery in a second
vehicle. You can also use the same method
to help start another vehicle. Use only
jumper cables with fully-insulated clamp
handles.
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal
injury, always avoid all contact with
electrical components while the engine is
running. Carefully adhere to the following
sequence, both to prevent damage to one
or both vehicles, and to guard against possible personal injuries.<
At a glance
Navigation
The phone numbers of the Roadside Assistance in your home country can be found in
the BMW Dealer Directory.
On your BMW, the so-called starting-aid
terminal in the engine compartment serves
as the battery positive terminal, also refer
to Engine compartment essentials on
page 174. The symbol + is embossed on
the cover.
1. Fold open the cover of the BMW starting-aid terminal. To do so, pull the tab
2. Attach one end of the jumper cable
plus/+ to the positive terminal of the
battery or a starting-aid terminal of the
vehicle providing assistance
3. Attach the second end of the cable to
the positive terminal of the battery or to
a starting-aid terminal of the vehicle to
be started
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The Roadside Assistance of the BMW
Group offers you assistance in the event of
a breakdown around the clock, also at
weekends and on public holidays.
Communications
Roadside Assistance*
There must not be any contact
between the bodies of the two vehicles, as otherwise there is a danger of
shorting.<
Mobility
Loosen the wingnut to open.
3. Switch off any consumer units in both
vehicles.
Reference
The first-aid kit is located in the luggage
compartment lid.
Controls
1. Check whether the battery of the other
vehicle has a voltage of 12 Volts and
approximately the same capacitance
in Ah. This information can be found on
the battery
Driving tips
Preparing
Giving and receiving assistance
Using tow fitting
The threaded tow fitting is stored in the
onboard tool kit and must always remain in
the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the front
or rear of the BMW.
Your BMW has a special nut as body
ground or negative pole.
4. Attach one end of the jumper cable
minus/– to the negative terminal of the
battery or to an engine or body ground
of the vehicle providing assistance
5. Attach the second end of the cable to
the negative terminal of the battery or
to the engine or body ground of the
vehicle to be started.
To prevent damage to the tow fitting
and the vehicle, observe the following: use only the tow fitting included with
the vehicle and screw it in firmly as far as
possible. Only use the tow fitting to tow on
roads. Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g. do not lift the vehicle by the tow
fitting.<
Access to screw thread
Rectangular cover in bumper:
Press on the arrow symbol on the cover.
Front
Starting engine
1. Start the engine on the support vehicle
and allow it to run for several minutes at
increased speed
2. Start the engine on the other vehicle in
the usual way.
If the first start attempt is not successful, wait a few minutes before another
attempt in order to allow the discharged
battery to recharge
Rear
3. Let the engines run for a few minutes
4. Disconnect the jumper cables by
reversing the connection sequence.
If required, have the battery inspected and
recharged at your BMW center.
Never use spray fluids to start the
engine.<
Being towed
Towing and tow-starting
Always observe all applicable towing
laws and regulations.<
Never allow passengers to ride in a
towed vehicle for any reason.<
Make sure that the ignition key is in
position 1, as otherwise the steering
lock will engage, making it impossible to
steer the vehicle. There is no power assist
with the engine stopped. This then requires
increased effort for braking and steering.
The active steering is not active and larger
steering wheel movements are required.<
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Vehicles with manual transmission
Gearshift lever in idle position.
Vehicles with automatic
transmission
When starting off in the towing vehicle,
make sure that the tow-rope is taut.
To avoid jerking and the associated
stresses on vehicle components
when towing, always use nylon ropes or
nylon straps. Secure the tow rope on the
tow fitting only. Otherwise damage could
result on other vehicle parts.<
With tow truck
At a glance
With tow-rope
Controls
Switch on the hazard warning flashers
depending on the local regulations. If the
electrical system fails, mark the vehicle to
be towed, e.g. with a sign or warning triangle in the rear window.
Selector lever in position N.
Driving tips
Do not exceed a towing speed of
45 mph/70 km/h and a towing distance of 90 miles/150 km, as otherwise
the automatic transmission may be damaged.<
The towing vehicle may not be lighter
than the vehicle to be towed, as otherwise it will not be possible to control
vehicle response.<
The tow fittings used should be on the
same side on both vehicles. Should it prove
impossible to avoid mounting the tow bar
at an offset angle, please observe the following:
> Clearance and maneuvering capability
will be strictly limited in corners
> When mounted at an angle, the tow bar
will exert lateral forces, tending to push
the vehicle sideways.
Secure the tow bar on the tow fitting
only. Otherwise damage could result
on other vehicle parts.<
Tow-starting
Do not tow-start vehicles with an
automatic transmission.
Jump-starting, refer to page 189.<
Only tow-start vehicles with a catalytic
converter with the engine cold. It is better
to jump-start the engine, refer to page 189.
1. Switch on the hazard warning flashers,
comply with country-specific regulations
Entertainment
With tow bar
Do not lift vehicle by tow fitting or
body and chassis parts, as otherwise
damage may result.<
Communications
In some countries, towing with tow bars or
ropes in public traffic is not permitted.
Familiarize yourself with the regulations on
towing in the respective country.
2. Turn the ignition key to position 2
3. Engage the 3rd gear, vehicles with
SMG, see below
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the
clutch pedal completely depressed and
slowly release the clutch. After the
engine starts, immediately depress the
clutch pedal completely again
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Mobility
Towing methods
Have the BMW transported with a tow
truck with a so-called lift bar or on a load
bed.
Reference
With the ignition switched on, engage the
selector-lever position N, then switch off
the ignition again.
Navigation
Vehicles with SMG Sequential
manual transmission
Giving and receiving assistance
5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the
tow bar or rope and switch off the hazard warning flashers
6. Have the vehicle checked.
Vehicles with SMG Sequential manual
transmission:
1. Tow-start in selector lever position N
2. Select sequential mode. The correct
gear will be selected and engaged
automatically.
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Reference
This is where to look to find information on
any desired topic as quickly as possible.
This chapter includes the section with
technical data, the short commands
of the voice command system
as well as the manual's index.
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Technical data
Technical data
Engine data
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cmm
Maximum output
at engine speed
hp
rpm
Maximum torque
at engine speed
lb ft/Nm
rpm
525i
530i
152.2/2,494
6
181.8/2,979
6
184
6,000
225
5,900
175/237
3,500
214/290
3,500
545i
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cmm
Maximum output
at engine speed
hp
rpm
Maximum torque
at engine speed
lb ft/Nm
rpm
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268.4/4,398
8
325
5,900
330/450
3,600
Dimensions
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning circle dia.: 37.5 ft/11.4 m.
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Communications
Mobility
Reference
Technical data
Weights
Curb weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission/SMG
lbs./kg
Approved gross weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission/SMG
lbs./kg
525i
530i
3,428/1,555
3,450/1,565
3,472/1,575
3,494/1,585
4,530/2,055
4,552/2,065
4,575/2,075
4,597/2,085
Load
lbs./kg
1,102/500
1,102/500
Approved front axle load
lbs./kg
2,161/980
2,227/1,010
Approved rear axle load
lbs./kg
2,601/1,180
2,601/1,180
Approved roof load capacity
lbs./kg
220/100
220/100
Luggage compartment volume
cu ft/l
18.4/520
18.4/520
Curb weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission/SMG
lbs./kg
Approved gross weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission/SMG
lbs./kg
Load
lbs./kg
1,103/500
Approved front axle load
lbs./kg
2,403/1,090
Approved rear axle load
lbs./kg
2,679/1,215
Approved roof load capacity
lbs./kg
220/100
Luggage compartment volume
cu ft/l
18.4/520
545i
3,803/1,725
3,814/1,730
4,905/2,225
4,916/2,230
Never exceed either the approved
axle loads or the gross vehicle weight.
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Notes
Fuel tank
Reserve
gal/liters
gal/liters
approx. 18.5/70
approx. 2.1/8
Window and headlamp
washer system
quarts/liters
approx. 3.2/3
Engine with oil filter renewal quarts/liters
525i/530i
545i
6.9/6.5
8.5/8.0
Fuel quality: page 165
At a glance
Capacities
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Mobility
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil.
Oil grades: page 175
Controls
For details: page 57
Short commands of voice command system
Short commands of
voice command system *
With short commands you can carry out
certain functions directly, regardless of
which menu item is selected. The main
short commands of the voice command
system are listed in the following.
Communication
Function
Command
To open phone 148
{Phone}
To dial phone number 149
{Dial number}
To display phone book 150
{A to Z}
To select from the phone book 150
{Dial name}
To display "Top 8" 151
{Top 8}
To redial 151
{Redial}
To display "Received calls" 151
{Received calls}
To display "Missed calls" 151
{Missed calls}
To display "SMS" 152
{SMS}
To open BMW Assist 157
{BMW Assist}
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Function
Command
To display current position 111
{Current position}
To open destination entry 112
{New destination}
To display "Input map" 114
{Input map}
To open "Information" 115
{Destination input with information on
location}
To display destination list 115
{Last destinations}
To display address book 116
{Address book} or
{Destination from address book}
To display route criteria 118
{Route preference}
To display arrow display 121
{Map arrow display}
To display route map 122
{Map view}
{Map facing north} or
{Map direction of travel}
To change scale 122
{Scale ... kilometers}
To display roads or towns/cities along
route 122
{Route list}
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To display trip computer 70
{Trip computer}
To open speed limit 71
{Limit}
To open stopwatch 72
{Stopwatch}
Controls
Command
{Onboard info}
Entertainment
Command
To open tone settings 129
{Tone}
To switch on radio 132
{Radio on}
To open "FM" 132
{FM}
To open "AM" 132
{AM}
To open "All stations" 132
{FM All stations}
To select radio station 129
{Station} name
To open "Presets" 129
{FM presets} or
{AM presets}
To select stored station 129
{Station ...}
To open "Manual" 133
{FM manual} or
{AM manual}
To select station manually 133
{Frequency 87 ... 107 Point 0 ... 9}
To open strongest radio station 134
{AM Autostore}
To open "CD" 139
{CD}
To select CD 139
{CD 1...6}
To select music track 140
{Track ...}
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Function
Climate
Command
{Seat heater distribution}
To open "Vent settings" 91
{Vent settings}
To open "Parked car ventilation" 93
{Parked car operation}
To open "Automatic ventilation" 93
{Automatic ventilation}
To display activation times 94
{Activation time}
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Reference
Mobility
Function
To adjust front temperature distribution 41
Communications
Function
To display computer 70
At a glance
Onboard information
Short commands of voice command system
menu
Function
Command
To open "Door locks" 27, 29
{Door locks}
To open "Steering wheel buttons" 44
{Steering wheel buttons}
To open "Lighting" 55
{Light settings}
To open "Communication interface" 157
{Communication interface}
To open "BMW Service settings" 157
{BMW Service settings}
To open "BMW Service" 159
{BMW center}
To open "Service requirements" 65, 158
{Service requirements}
To open "Service" 65, 158
{Service}
To display "Check Control messages" 68
{Check Control messages}
To open "Display settings" 72
{Display settings}
To set brightness of Control Display 72
{Brightness}
To open "Units" 73
{Units}
To open "Languages" 73, 121
{Language}
To open "Time" 73
{Time}
To open "Date" 74
{Date}
To open "Climate control" 92
{Climate control}
To open "PDC" 76
{PDC}
To open "FTM" 79
{FTM}
To open "Entertainment settings" 129
{Entertainment settings}
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Driving tips
Navigation
Entertainment
ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– indicator lamp 13, 78
– malfunction lamp 78
Acceleration assistant for
SMG Sequential manual
transmission 55
Accessories, refer to Your
individual vehicle 5
Activated-charcoal filter 93
"Activation time" for
independent
ventilation 94
Active cruise control 58
– indicator lamp 59
– malfunction 63
– selecting distance 61
Active head restraints,
front 40
Active roll stabilization 78
Active seat 42
Active seat ventilation 42
Active steering 80
– initializing system 80
– warning lamp 80
Adapting temperature in
upper body region 92
Adaptive Head Light 87
"Add digits" for portable
phone 150
"Address book" for
navigation 116
Address for navigation
– deleting 117
– entering 112
– selecting 117
– storing current
position 116
All around the steering
wheel 10
"All channels" 137
"All doors" 27
All-season tires, refer to
Winter tires 171
Altering stretch of road 122
"AM", reception
range 129, 132
Antenna for portable
phone 146
Antifreeze
– coolant 175
– washer fluid 57
Antilock Brake System
ABS 76
– indicator lamp 13, 78
Anti-theft alarm system,
refer to Alarm system 31
Anti-theft system 27
Anti-trapping mechanism
– glass roof, electric 34
– power windows 33
Approved axle loads, refer
to Weights 198
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to
Weights 198
Armrest, refer to Center
armrest
– rear 100
Arrival time
– refer to Computer 70
– refer to Starting destination guidance 120
"Arrow display" 121
Ashtray
– front 98
– rear 99
Assistance systems, refer
to Driving stability control
systems 76
Assistance window 19
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 90
"Audio" 130
Communications
A
"Add to destination
list" 113
Adjusting the temperature
with automatic climate
control 90
Adjusting the thigh
support 37
Adjustment in audio mode
– front-to-rear 130
– right/left balance 130
"After opening door" 38
"After unlocking" 38
Airbags 81
– sitting safely 36
– warning lamp 82
Air circulation, refer to
Air recirculation 90
Air distribution
– automatic 90
– manual 91
Airing, refer to
Ventilation 93
Air recirculation
– AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 90
– recirculated-air mode 90
"Air recirculation on /
off" 44
Air vent outlets of
automatic climate
control 89
Air volume 90
AKI, refer to Fuel
specifications 165
Alarm system 31
– avoiding unintentional
alarms 32
– interior motion sensor 32
– switching off the alarm 32
– switching off the tilt alarm
sensor and interior
motion sensor 32
– tilt alarm sensor 32
All around the center
console 14
Mobility
"..." Indicates texts on the
Control Display for the
selection of functions,
pointing out where these
are located.
Reference
Index
Controls
At a glance
Everything from A to Z
Everything from A to Z
Audio 128
– adjusting the tone 129
– controls 128
– switching on/off 128
– volume 129
Automatic
– air distribution 90
– air volume 90
– curb monitor 39
– headlamp control 86
– service notification 158
– station search 133
– steering wheel
adjustment 43
– storing stations 134
Automatic car washes 104
– also refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Automatic climate
control 89
– automatic air
distribution 90
– settings using Control
Center 91
– switching off 91
"Automatic programs" 92
Automatic recirculated-air
control AUC 90
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– convenience start 50
– interlock 49
– kickdown 54
– selector lever interlock 53
– shiftlock 53
– Sport program 54
– starting the engine 50
– tow-starting 191
– warning lamp 54
"Automatic ventilation" 93
AUTO program for
automatic climate
control 90
"Autostore" on the
radio 132, 134
"AUTO" with automatic
climate control 92
Average fuel
consumption 69
– setting the units 73
Average speed 69
"Avoid ferries" for
navigation 118
"Avoid highways" for
navigation 118
Avoiding freeways for
navigation 118
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 32
"Avoid tollroads" for
navigation 118
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 198
"A - Z" 150
B
Backrests, refer to
Seats 36
Backrest width
adjustment 37
Backup lamps
– refer also to Tail
lamps 183
– replacing the bulbs 183
– reverse gear 51
Balance, refer to Adjusting
the tone 130
"Bass", refer to Adjusting
the tone 130
Bass, refer to Adjusting the
tone 129
Battery 186
– in the remote control 26
– jump-starting 189
Battery power failure 186
Being towed 190
Belts, refer to Safety
belts 36, 40
Beverage holder, refer to
Cup holders 98
Black ice, refer to Ice
warning 64
Blower, refer to Air
volume 90
BMW Assist 157
– enabling 157
– services offered 158
BMW maintenance
system 177
"BMW Service" 159
"BMW Service
settings" 157
Bottle holder, refer to Cup
holders 98
Brake Assistant, refer to
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 78
Brake fluid 176
– warning lamp 176
Brake Force Display 81
Brake lamps
– replacing the bulbs 183
– two-stage brake lamps 81
Brake pads 176
– breaking-in
procedure 104
Brake rotors 105
Brakes
– ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– brake fluid 176
– Brake Force Display 81
– brake pads 176
– breaking-in
procedure 104
– handbrake 50
Brake system 104
– brake fluid level 176
– brake pads 176
– breaking-in
procedure 104
– disc brakes 105
– warning lamp 13, 78, 176
Braking safely 105
Breakdown services, refer
to Roadside
Assistance 189
Breaking in the clutch 104
Breaking in the
differential 104
Break-in procedures 104
"Brightness" 72
Brightness on the Control
Display 72
Bulb replacement 181
Buttons on steering
wheel 11
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Communications
Center armrest
– front 97
– rear 100
Center console 14
"Central locking" 27
Central locking system 26
– from inside vehicle 29
Changes, technical
– refer to For your own
safety 6
– refer to Parts and
accessories 6
Changing language on
Control Display 73
Changing the
measurement units on the
Control Display 73
Changing wheels 171, 184
CHECK button 68
Check Control 66
"Check Control
messages" 68
Check Gas Cap 164
Checking the air pressure,
refer to Tire inflation
pressure 166
Child's seat 45
Child-restraint fixing
LATCH 47
Child restraints 45
Child-restraint system 45
Child-safety lock 48
Chock 184
Chrome parts, care, refer to
the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Cigarette lighter 99
Cleaning, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Cleaning the headlamps,
refer to Wiper system 56
Cleaning windshield 56
"Climate" 41
"Climate control" 92
Clock 64
– 12h/24h mode 74
– setting time and date 73
Mobility
California laws
– Event Data
Recorders 179
– Proposition 65
Warning 179
"Call" 150
Call
– accepting 149
– displaying accepted 150
– ending 149
– in absence 150
– starting 149
Calling
– from phone book 150
– from the Top 8 list 150
– redialing 150
– refer to telephone
Owner's Manual
"Call sender" 152
Can holder, refer to Cup
holders 98
Capacities 199
Car care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
Car-care products, refer to
the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
"Car data" 69
Care 178
– also refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Cargo, securing 107
Caring for artificial leather,
refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Caring for leather, refer to
the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Caring for light-alloy
wheels, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Caring for plastic, refer to
the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Caring for the carpet, refer
to the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Caring for the vehicle finish,
refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Car jack, jacking points 185
Car keys, refer to Key
set 26
Car phone 147
– installation location, refer
to Center armrest 97
– refer to Portable
phone 146
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
Car radio, refer to
Radio 132
Car wash 104
– also refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Catalytic converter, refer to
Hot exhaust system 104
"Categories" 137
CBC Cornering Brake
Control 76
CBS Condition Based
Service 177
"CD" 129, 139
CD changer 139
– adjusting tone 129
– controls 128
– fast forward/reverse 142
– installation location 142
– playing a track 141
– random order 142
– repeating a track 141
– selecting a CD 139
– selecting track 140
– switching on/off 128
– volume 129
CD player 139
– adjusting tone 129
– controls 128
– fast forward/reverse 142
– playing a track 141
– random order 142
– repeating a track 141
– selecting track 140
– switching on/off 128
– volume 129
Reference
C
Everything from A to Z
Closing
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
Cockpit 10
Comfort area, refer to All
about the center
console 14
Comfort seat 37
"Communication" 148
"Communication
interface" 157
Compact Disc
– refer to CD changer 139
– refer to CD player 139
Compact wheel
– inflation pressure 167
– wheel change 185
Computer 68
– clock, 12h/24h mode 74
– displays on Control
Display 69
– hour signal 74
"Concert hall" 130
Condition Based Service
CBS 177
"Confirmation" 28
Confirmation signals for
locking and unlocking 28
"Confirm unlock code" 149
Connecting a car vacuum
cleaner, refer to Power
socket 99
Consumption, refer to
Average consumption 69
Consumption display
– computer, average fuel
consumption 69
– Energy Control 65
"Continue guidance to
dest.?" 121
Control Center 16
– adjusting the
brightness 72
– assistance window 19
– automatic climate
control 91
– changing settings 18, 72
– changing the menu
page 18
– confirming selection or
entry 18
– controller 16
– displays, menus 16
– language selection 73
– lists 18
– menu guidance 17
– menu item selection 18
– operating elements 16
– selecting units of
measurement and display
format 73
– setting time and date 73
– start menu 17
– status information 19
– symbols 17
Control Display, refer to
Control Center 16
Controller, refer to Control
Center 16
Controls, refer to
Cockpit 10
Convenience operation
– glass roof 27
– windows 27
Convenience start, refer to
Starting the engine 49
Coolant 175
– level 175
Cooling, maximum 90
Cornering Brake Control
CBC 76
Country of destination for
navigation 112
Cradle for telephone or
portable phone, refer to
Portable phone
Cruise control 57, 58
– active cruise control 58
– indicator lamp 11
Cruising range 69
Cup holders 98
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 198
Current fuel
consumption 65
"Current position" 111
Current position
– displaying 111
– entering 116
– storing 116
"Customer Relations" 159
Cylinders, refer to Engine
data 196
D
Dashboard, refer to
Cockpit 10
Data 196
– capacities 199
– dimensions 197
– engine 196
– technical data 196
– weights 198
"Date" 74
Date 64
– calling up 64
– display format 74
– setting 74
"Date format" 74
Daytime driving lamps 86
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 78
– indicator lamp 78
Deactivating front
passenger airbags 82
Decommissioning the
vehicle, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Defect
– fuel filler door 164
– glass roof 35
– luggage compartment
lid 31
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 53
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Navigation
Entertainment
Communications
DOT Quality Grades 169
Draft-free ventilation 93
Drinks holder, refer to Cup
holders 98
"Driver" 42
"Driver's door only" 27
Driving lamps, refer to
Parking lamps/low
beams 86
Driving notes 104
Driving route, refer to
Displaying route 121
Driving stability control
systems 77
Driving through water 105
Driving tips, refer to Driving
notes 104
Dry air, refer to Cooling
function 90
Drying the air, refer to
Cooling function 90
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
– indicator lamp 13, 77
– malfunction 78
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 77
– activating 77
– indicator lamp 13, 77
DVD for navigation 110
Dynamic Brake Control
DBC 78
Dynamic Driving Control 54
"Dynamic route" for
navigation 118
Dynamic Stability Control
DSC 77
– indicator lamp 77
Dynamic Traction Control
DTC
– indicator lamp 13, 77
Mobility
"Dial number" 149
Digital clock 64
Dimensions 197
Dipstick for engine oil 174
Directional indicators, refer
to Turn signals 55
Direction announcements,
refer to Voice
instructions 121
Direction instructions, refer
to Voice instructions 121
Directory, refer to Phone
book 150
Directory for navigation,
refer to Address
book 116
Disc brakes 105
Displacement, refer to
Engine data 196
Display, refer to Control
Center 16
"Display off" 19
Displays, refer to
Instrument cluster 12
"Display settings" 72
Displays on the windshield,
refer to Head-Up
Display 83
Disposal, vehicle
battery 186
Distance, refer to
Computer 70
Distance cruise control,
refer to Active cruise
control 58
Distance to destination,
refer to Computer 70
Distance warning, refer to
PDC Park Distance
Control 75
"Dist. to destination" 70
Divided rear seat back,
refer to Folding down rear
seat 100
Door keys 26
Door lock 29
"Door locks" 27
Doors
– manual operation 29
– remote control 27
Reference
Defrosting windows 90
Defrosting windows and
removing
condensation 90
Defrosting windshield, refer
to Defrosting windows 90
Defrost position, refer to
Defrosting windows 90
"Delete address book" for
navigation 118
"Delete address" for
navigation 117
"Delete all numbers" on the
portable phone 151
"Delete data" for
navigation 118
"Delete" for portable
phone 151, 153
Destination address
– deleting 117
– entering 112
Destination for navigation
– destination list 115
– entry 112
– selecting from address
book 117
– selecting using
information 115
– storing 116
Destination guidance 120
– bypassing route
sections 122
– canceling voice
instructions 44
– changing specified
route 118
– displaying route 121
– distance and arrival 120
– interrupting 120
– terminating/
continuing 120
– voice instructions 121
– volume of voice
instructions 121
Destination list 115
Destinations recently
driven to 115
"Dial" for portable
phone 149
Everything from A to Z
E
EBV Electronic brake-force
distribution 77
"Edit address" for
navigation 117
Eject button, refer to
Buttons on CD player 128
Electrical malfunction
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 54
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 164
– glass roof, electrical 35
– luggage compartment
lid 31
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 53
Electrical power windows,
refer to Windows 33
Electronic brake-force
distribution EBV 77
Electronic Stability
Program ESP, refer to
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Emergency Assistance,
refer to Roadside
Assistance 189
Emergency call 188
Emergency operation, refer
to Manual operation
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 164
– glass roof 35
– luggage compartment
lid 31
Emergency release of
luggage compartment lid
from luggage
compartment's interior 31
Emergency services, refer
to Roadside
Assistance 189
"Emission inspect." 66
"Enable services" 158
"End call" 150
Energy-conscious driving,
refer to Energy Control 65
Energy Control 65
Engine
– breaking-in
procedure 104
– data 196
– speed 196
– starting 49
– starting difficulties 49
– switching off 50
Engine compartment 174
Engine coolant 175
Engine hood 173
Engine oil
– adding 175
– checking the oil level 174
– specified engine oils 175
Engine output, refer to
Engine data 196
Engine speed 196
Engine starting, refer to
Starting engine 49
"Enter address" for
navigation 112
Entering address 112
Entering destination 113
Entering intersection 113
Entering town/city for
navigation 113
Entering zip code for
navigation 113
"Entertainment" 129
"Entertainment
settings" 129
Entry map for
destination 114
"Equalizer", refer to
Adjusting the tone 131
"ESN" 136
ESP Electronic Stability
Program, refer to DSC
Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Exhaust system, refer to
Hot exhaust system 104
Exterior mirrors 42
– automatic dimming
feature 43
– automatic heating 43
F
Fader, refer to Adjusting
the tone 130
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 66
False alarm, refer to
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 32
False alarms with the Flat
Tire Monitor 79
Fastening safety belts, refer
to Safety belts 40
– warning lamp 40
Fastest route for
navigation 118
"Fast route" for
navigation 118
First aid, refer to First-aid
kit 188
First-aid kit 188
Fitting for tow-starting and
towing 190
Flashlight, refer to
Rechargeable
flashlight 97
Flash when locking/
unlocking 28
Flat tire
– compact wheel 185
– Flat Tire Monitor 80
– run-flat tires 80, 170
Flat Tire Monitor 79
– false alarms 79
– initializing system 79
– malfunctions 80
– snow chains 172
– system limits 79
– warning lamp 80
Flat tires, refer to Tire
condition 169
"FM", reception
range 129, 132
FM, waveband 132
Fog lamps 87
– indicator lamp 87
Folding down rear seat 100
Footbrake, refer to Braking
safely 105
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iDrive, refer to Control
Center 16
Ignition key 26
Ignition key positions, refer
to Ignition lock 49
Ignition lock 49
Independent ventilation
– activating activation
time 94
– switching on and off
directly 93
Independent ventilation/
heating
– preselecting switch-on
times 94
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I
Entertainment
Halogen lamps 182
Handbrake 50
– indicator lamp 13, 50
Hands-free system 14, 148
Hazard warning flashers 14
Head airbags 81
Headlamp control,
automatic 86
Headlamp flasher 55
Headlamps 86
– care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
– replacing the bulbs 182
Head Light, refer to
Adaptive Head Light 87
Head restraints 39
– front head restraints,
active 40
Head-Up Display 83
Heated mirrors 43
Heated rear window 90
Heated seats 41
Heated steering wheel 44
Heating 89
– exterior mirrors 43
– interior 89
– rear window 90
– steering wheel 44
Heating while stationary 91
Heavy cargo, refer to
Securing the load 106
Communications
Garage door opener, refer
to Integrated universal
remote control 95
Gasoline, refer to Required
fuel 165
Gasoline display, refer to
Fuel gauge 65
Gear changes
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
Gear display
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
Gearshift lever
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– manual transmission 51
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 51
H
Height, refer to
Dimensions 197
Height adjustment
– seats 37
– steering wheel 43
High beams 87
– headlight flasher 87
– indicator lamp 13
– replacing the bulbs 182
High water, refer to Driving
through water 105
Hills 105
Holder for cups 98
Horn 10
Hot exhaust system 104
"Hour memo" 74
"House number" for destination entry 113
Hydraulic Brake Assistant,
refer to DBC Dynamic
Brake Control 78
Hydroplaning 104
Mobility
G
General driving notes 104
Glass roof, electrical 33
– convenience operation 29
– manual operation 35
– remote control 27
Glove compartment 97
– lighting 97
– rechargeable flashlight 97
GPS navigation, refer to
Navigation system 110
Grilles of the automatic
climate control 89
Gross vehicle weight, refer
to Weights 198
Reference
Forward, fast
– CD changer 142
– CD player 142
For your own safety 6
Front airbags 81
Front armrest, refer to
Center armrest 97
Front seat adjustment 36
"FTM" 79
Fuel 165
– capacity 164
– display 65
– high-quality brands 165
– quality 165
– tank volume 65
Fuel display, refer to Fuel
gauge 65
Fuel filler door 164
– releasing in the event of
electrical malfunction 164
Fuel gauge 65
Fuel specifications 165
Fuses 186
Everything from A to Z
Indicator/warning lamps
– ABS Antilock Brake
System 13, 78
– active steering 13, 80
– airbags 13, 82
– brake system 13, 78
– DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 13, 77
– DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 13, 77
– Flat Tire Monitor 80
– front fog lamps 11
– overview 13
– safety belt warning 13, 40
Individual air distribution 91
Individual button
assignment options on
setting wheel 44
Individual settings, refer to
Key Memory 26
Inflation pressure, refer to
Tire inflation
pressure 166
Inflation pressure
monitoring, refer to Flat
Tire Monitor 79
Information
– on another location 115
– on current position 115
– on destination
location 115
"Information" for
navigation 115
"Information on
destination" 116
"Input map" 114
Installation location
– CD changer 142
– portable phone 147
Instructions for navigation
system, refer to Voice
instructions 121
Instrument cluster 12
Instrument illumination,
refer to Instrument
lighting 88
Instrument lighting 88
Instrument panel, refer to
Instrument cluster 10, 12
Instrument panel lighting,
refer to Instrument
lighting 88
Integrated universal remote
control 95
Interesting destination 115
"Interim time" 72
Interior lamps 88
– remote control 27
Interior mirror, automatic
dimming feature 43
Interior motion sensor 32
– switching off 32
Interior rearview mirror 43
Interlock, refer to Steering
locked 49
Intermittent mode of the
wipers 56
J
Jacking points 185
Joystick, refer to Control
Center 16
Jumpering, refer to Jumpstarting 189
Jump-starting 189
K
Key Memory 26
"Keypad" 152
Keys 26
Kickdown 54
Knock control 165
L
Lamps, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 86
Lamps and bulbs 181
"Languages" 73
"Languages" for
navigation 121
Lashing eyes, refer to
Securing the load 107
Last destinations, refer to
Destination list 115
"Last seat pos." 38
LATCH child-restraint
fixing 47
LEDs light-emitting
diodes 184
Length, refer to
Dimensions 197
Letter symbol with portable
phone 152
License plate lamp,
replacing the bulbs 184
Light-emitting diodes
LEDs 184
Lighter 99
Lighter socket 99
"Lighting" 55, 86
Lighting
– instruments 88
– of the vehicle, refer to
Lamps 86
Lights on warning 86
Light switch 86
"Limit" 71
Loading
– securing cargo 107
– stowing cargo 106
– vehicle 106
Location, navigation
drive 110
"Lock after driving off" 29
Locking
– from inside 30
– from outside 27
– setting confirmation
signals 28
Locking and unlocking
doors
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
– setting confirmation
signals 28
"LOGIC7", refer to
Adjusting the tone 130
Low beams 86
– automatic 86
– replacing the bulbs 182
Lower back support, refer
to Lumbar support 38
Lug bolts 185
– tightening torque 185
– wrench 184
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Navigation
"Navigation" 110
Navigation destination
– manual entry 112
– selecting via map 114
Navigation drive,
location 110
Navigation DVD 110
Entertainment
N
Communications
M+S tires, refer to Winter
tires 171
Maintenance, refer to
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for
US models or Warranty
and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian
models 177
Maintenance system 177
Malfunction
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 54
– door lock 29
Malfunction warnings, refer
to Check Control 66
Manual air distribution 91
Manually controlled recirculated air 90
Missed calls 150
Mobile communications
devices in vehicle 105
Mobile Service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 189
Monitor, refer to Control
Center 16
"Monitor display on" 76
Most recent portable phone
numbers 150
Multifunction switch
– refer to Turn signals/
headlamp flasher 55
– refer to Wiper/washer
system 56
Music tracks
– finding 141
– sampling tracks, scan 141
"Mute on / off" 44
MW, waveband 132
Mobility
M
"Manual" on the radio 133
Manual operation
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 164
– glass roof 35
– luggage compartment
lid 31
Manual operation with
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 54
Manual transmission 51
Map
– changing scale 122
– destination entry 114
– facing north 122
"Map, direction of
travel" 122
"Map, facing north" 122
Master key with remote
control 26
Maximum cooling 90
Maximum roof weight 198
Maximum speed
– for winter tires 172
– with compact wheel 186
Memory
– refer to Key Memory 26
– refer to Seat, mirror and
steering wheel
memory 38
Menus, refer to Control
Center 16
Microfilter 93
Microphone
– for hands-free
system 148
– for portable phone 14
– for voice command
system 14
Mirror dimming feature 43
Mirrors 42
– automatic curb
monitor 39
– heating 43
– memory, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel
memory 38
"Missed calls" 151
Reference
Luggage compartment
– capacity 198
– opening/closing, refer to
Luggage compartment
lid 30
– opening from inside 30
– opening from outside 30
– opening separately 31
– opening with remote
control 28
– socket 99
– volume 198
Luggage compartment
lid 30
– emergency operation,
refer to Manual
operation 31
– opening from inside 30
– opening from outside 30
– remote control 28
– securing separately 30
– unlocking manually 31
Luggage rack, refer to
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 107
Lumbar support 38
LW, waveband 132
Everything from A to Z
Navigation system 110
– address book 116
– bypassing route
sections 122
– calling up 110
– destination guidance in
assistance window 111
– destination list 115
– displaying current
position 111
– entering a destination
manually 112
– entering destination 112
– looking for interesting
destination 115
– navigation DVD 110
– route display 121
– route list 122
– selecting destination
using information 115
– selecting destination via
map 114
– selecting route
criteria 118
– starting destination
guidance 120
– switching off, refer to
Terminating/continuing
destination guidance 120
– terminating/continuing
destination guidance 120
– voice instructions 121
– volume adjustment 121
"Navigation voice instructions on" 121
Neck support, refer to Head
restraints 39
"New address" for
navigation 116
"New destination" 112, 114
"New route" 122
"Next entertainment
source" 44
Nozzles, refer to
Windshield washer
nozzles 56
Nylon rope, refer to Towstarting and towing 190
O
OBD connector 179
Octane numbers, refer to
Fuel quality 165
Odometer 64
Oil
– additives 175
– capacity 199
– dipstick 174
– specified engine oils 175
Oil change interval, refer to
Service requirement
display 65
Oil consumption 174
Oil level 174
Old batteries, refer to
Disposal 186
"On a new destination" for
navigation 115
"Onboard information" 70
Onboard monitor, refer to
Control Center 16
Onboard tool kit 181
"On destination" 115
"On location" 115
Opening and closing
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
– using remote control 27
– using the door lock 29
Operation via voice for
portable phone 153
– adjusting volume 154
– canceling 153
– correcting phone
number 154
– correcting unlock
code 154
– dialing phone number 154
– entering unlock code 154
– placing a call 154
– redialing 155
– voice commands 153
– voice phone book 154
"Options" for portable
phone 152
Orientation menu, refer to
Start menu 17
Output, refer to Engine
data 196
Outside air, refer to AUC
Automatic recirculatedair control 90
Outside temperature
display 64
– changing unit of
measurement 73
– in computer 73
P
Panic mode 28
Park Distance Control
PDC 75
Parking, vehicle 50
Parking aid, refer to PDC
Park Distance Control 75
Parking brake, refer to
Handbrake 50
Parking lamps/low
beams 86
– replacing the bulbs 182
Parts and accessories,
refer to Your individual
vehicle 5
"Passenger" 42
Passenger-side mirror tilt
function 39
"Pathway lighting" 86
Pathway lighting 86
"PDC" 76
PDC Park Distance
Control 75
"Phone" 148
Phone book 148
Phone numbers
– deleting in phone
book 151
– dialing 149
– dialing from phone
book 150
– most recent numbers 150
– Top 8 150
Plasters, refer to First-aid
kit 188
"play" in audio mode 140
Please fasten safety belt
warning lamp 41
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Entertainment
Communications
Radio
– adjusting tone 129
– autostore 134
– controls 128
– playing stations 133
– satellite radio 135
– selecting frequency
manually 133
– selecting the
waveband 128, 132
– station search 133
– station selection 132
– station with best
reception 134
– storing stations 134
– switching on/off 128
– volume 129
– Weather Band 135
Radio-control key, refer to
Master key with remote
control 26
Rain sensor 56
"Random", random
sequence generator 142
"random directory" in audio
mode 142
Random play
– CD changer 142
– CD player 142
Reading lamps 88
Rear armrest, refer to Rear
center armrest 100
Rear lamp, refer to Tail
lamps 183
– replacing the bulbs 183
Rear seat back, folding 100
Rear seats
– folding backrests 100
– head restraint
adjustment 40
– heating 41
Rear ventilation 93
Rearview mirror 42
Rear window blind, refer to
Roller sun blinds 96
Rear window defroster 90
Rear window safety
switch 33
"Received calls" 151
Receiving level of portable
phone, refer to Status
information 19
Reception
– quality 135
– radio stations 135
– regional station 134
Recirculated-air mode
– air recirculation 90
– AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 90
Reclining seat, refer to
Backrest 37
Recording times, refer to
Stopwatch 72
"Redial" for portable
phone 151
Redialing with portable
phone 150
Refueling 164
Releasing, engine
hood 173
"Relock door if not
opened" 29
Remaining distance
– refer to Computer 70
– refer to Cruising range 69
Remote control 26
– garage door opener 95
– luggage compartment
lid 28
– malfunction 28
"Repeat" in audio
mode 141
"repeat track" in audio
mode 141
Replacement fuses 186
Replacement of tires,
wheel changes 184
Replacing light bulbs, refer
to Lamps and bulbs 181
Replacing tires 171
Reporting an accident,
refer Initiating an
emergency call 188
Reporting safety defects 7
Reserve warning, refer to
Fuel gauge 65
"Reset"
– for stopwatch 72
– in audio mode 131
Mobility
R
Reference
Pollen, refer to Microfilter/
Activated charcoal
filter 93
Portable phone
– accepted calls 150
– adjusting volume 148
– battery 147
– calling 149
– call termination 149
– codes 148
– entering unlock code 148
– hands-free system 148
– installation location, refer
to Center armrest 97
– missed calls 150
– operation using Control
Center 148
– phone book 150
– redialing 150
– refer to separate Owner's
Manual
– SMS 152
– Top 8 150
– touch tone dialing 152
Portable phones, use in
interior, refer to Mobile
communications devices
in vehicle 105
Position
– displaying 111
– storing 116
Power socket 99
Preselecting switch-on
times of independent
ventilation/heating 94
"Presets" on the
radio 132, 137
Pressure, tires 166
Pressure monitoring of
tires, refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 79
"Profile" 160
Protective function, refer to
Anti-trapping mechanism
– glass roof, electric 34
– windows 33
Everything from A to Z
Residual heat 91
Restraint systems, refer to
Safety belts 40
Reverse, fast
– CD changer 142
– CD player 142
Reverse gear
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 54
– manual transmission 51
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
Road map 122
"Roadside Assistance" 159
Roadside
Assistance 158, 189
Roadside parking lamps 87
– replacing the bulbs 182
"Roaming" 160
Roller sun blind, refer to
Sun blinds 96
Roof-mounted luggage
rack 107
Rope, refer to Tow-starting
and towing 190
Rotary pushbutton, refer to
Control Center 16
Route 118
– bypassing sections 122
– changing 118
– displaying 122
– displaying arrow view 121
– displaying map 122
– list 122
– selecting 118
– selecting criteria 118
"Route list" for
navigation 122
Route map 121
"Route preference" 118
Route selection 118
Run-flat tires 170
– continuing driving with a
damaged tire 170
– flat tire 80
– new wheels and tires 171
– tire inflation
pressure 166, 170
– tire replacement 171
– winter tires 171
S
Safety belts 36, 40
– damage 41
– sitting safely 36
– warning lamp 40
Safety belt tensioners, refer
to Safety belts 36, 40
Safety lock buttons in the
doors, refer to Locking 30
Safety systems
– ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– airbags 81
– DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
– safety belts 40
Satellite radio 135
– enabling 136
– selecting channel 137
– storing channel 137
"SAT" for radio 136
"Scan"
– playing stations 133
– playing tracks 141
Scan
– CD changer 141
– CD player 141
– radio 133
"scan directory" in audio
mode 141
Screen, refer to Control
Center 16
"Screen on / off" 44
Screw thread for tow
fitting 190
"Seat heater
distribution" 41
Seats 36
– adjusting seats 37
– comfort seat 37
– heating 41
– memory, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel
memory 38
– sitting safely 36
– sports seat 37
– storing setting 38
– thigh support 37
– ventilation, refer to Active
seat ventilation 42
Securing cargo, refer to
Cargo 107
Securing load 101
"Select as destination" 115
"Select current speed" 71
Selecting audio sources,
refer to Operation using
Control Center 128
Selecting distance for
active cruise control 61
Selecting frequency
manually 133
Selecting menu items 18
Selecting new scale for
navigation 122
Selection options with
navigation system 118
Selector lever
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 51
Selector lever interlock,
refer to Shiftlock
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
Selector-lever lock, refer to
Changing selector-lever
positions 55
Selector-lever positions
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– manual transmission 51
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 51
Sequential manual transmission SMG 51
"Service" 65, 158
Service, refer to Roadside
Assistance 189
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models 177
Service Interval Display,
refer to Service
requirement display 177
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Entertainment
Communications
Speedometer 12
"Speed volume", refer to
Adjusting the tone 130
Sport program, refer to
Dynamic Driving
Control 54
Sports seat 37
Stability control, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 76
"Start" for stopwatch 72
"Start guidance" 113, 120
Starting assistance, refer to
Jump-starting 189
Starting destination
guidance 120
Starting difficulties
– jump-starting 189
– refer to Special starting
conditions 49
Starting engine 49
Start menu on Control
Center 17
"Start route guidance" 114
"Start service" 159
"State / Province" for destination entry 112
"State inspection" 66
Station, refer to Radio 132
"Status" 65
Status 66
Status of this Owner's
Manual at time of
printing 5
Steering wheel 11
– adjustment 43
– automatic adjustment 43
– buttons on steering
wheel 11
– heating 44
– individual button
assignment options 44
– memory 38
"Steering wheel
buttons" 44
Steering with variable ratio,
refer to Active steering 80
Steptronic, refer to
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
Mobility
Side turn signals, replacing
the bulbs 183
Side window blind, refer to
Sun blinds 96
Sitting safely 36
– with airbags 36
– with safety belts 36
Ski bag 100
Sliding/tilt sunroof, refer to
Glass roof, electrical 33
SMG Sequential manual
transmission 51
– acceleration assistant 55
– convenience start 50
– Dynamic Driving
Control 54
– gear display 52
– kickdown 52
– overheating 53
– shiftlock 52
– towing 190
– tow-starting 191
– warning lamp 53
"SMS" 152
Snow chains 172
Socket
– for Onboard Diagnosis
interface 179
– in front passenger
footwell 99
– in luggage
compartment 99
SOS, refer to Initiating an
emergency call 188
Sound output for Entertainment on/off 129
Spare fuses 186
Spare key 26
Spare wheel, refer to
Compact wheel 185
Special oils, refer to
Specified engine oils 175
Specified engine oils 175
Speed
– with compact wheel 186
– with winter tires 172
Speed-dependent
volume 130
Speed limit warning, refer
to Speed limit 71
Reference
"Service notification" 158
"Service Request" 159
Service requirement
display 65
– also refer to CBS
Condition Based
Service 177
"Service
requirements" 65, 158
"Service Status" 158
"Set date" 74
"Set" in audio mode 129
"Set service date" 66
"Set time" 73
Setting road-speed limit 71
Settings
– changing on Control
Display 72
– configuring, refer to Key
Memory 26
Setting time, refer to Preselecting switch-on
times 94
"Set tire pressure" 79
Shifting gears with
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 54
Shiftlock, refer to Changing
selector lever
positions 55
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 52
Short commands of voice
command system 200
"Short cut / Telephone" 44
Shortest route for
navigation 118
"Short route" for
navigation 118
Shoulder support 37
"Show current
position" 114
"Show destination
position" 114
Side airbags 81
Side marker lamps,
replacing the bulbs 183
Everything from A to Z
"Stop" for stopwatch 72
"Stopwatch" 72
Stopwatch 72
Storage compartments 98
"Store in address book" for
navigation 116
"Store" on the
radio 134, 138
Storing current
position 116
Storing sitting position,
refer to Seat, mirror and
steering wheel
memory 38
Storing tires 172
Straps, refer to
Loading 107
"Street" for destination
entry 113
Summer tires, refer to
Wheels and tires 166
Sun blinds 96
SW, waveband 132
Switches, refer to
Cockpit 10
Switching cooling function
on and off 90
Switching navigation voice
instructions on/off 121
Switching off engine 50
Switching off tilt alarm
sensor 32
Switching on
– audio 128
– CD changer 128
– CD player 128
– portable phone 147
– radio 128
Switching on hour signal 74
Swiveling headlamps, refer
to Adaptive Head Light 87
Symbols 4
T
Tachometer 64
Tail lamps 183
– replacing the bulbs 183
Tank contents, refer to
Capacities 199
Target cursor for
navigation 114
Technical data 196
Telematic 157
Telephone, refer to
Portable phone 146
TeleService 157
– enabling 157
– services offered 158
Temperature display
– ice warning 64
– outside temperature 64
– setting the units 73
Tempomat, refer to Cruise
control 57
"Terminate services" 160
"Text language" 73
The BMW maintenance
system 177
Tightening torque of lug
bolts 185
Tilt function, passengerside mirror 39
"Time" 73
"Time 1" for independent
ventilation 94
"Time 2" for independent
ventilation 94
"Time format" 74
Timer, refer to Preselecting
switch-on time 94
Tire pressure monitoring,
refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 79
Tire Quality Grading 169
Tire replacement, new
wheels and tires 171
Tires
– age 168
– air loss 79
– breaking-in
procedure 104
– changing 171
– condition 169
– damage 170
– flat 184
– inflation pressure 166
– new wheels and tires 171
– pressure monitoring 79
– replacing 184
– run-flat tires 170
– size 168
– tread 169
– wear indicators 170
– wheel/tire
combination 171
– winter tires 171
"Tone" 130
Tone in audio mode
– adjusting 129
– middle setting 131
Tone on locking/
unlocking 28
Tools, refer to Onboard tool
kit 181
"Top 8" for portable
phone 151
Torque
– engine data 196
– lug bolts 185
Touch tone dialing 152
Tow fitting 190
Towing 190
– tow fitting 190
– with tow-rope 191
– with tow truck 191
– with two bar 191
"Town / City" for destination entry 113
Tow-starting 191
Tracks
– random play
sequence 141, 142
– sample scan 141
Track width, refer to
Dimensions 197
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At a glance
Controls
Navigation
Warning lamps, refer to
Indicator/warning
lamps 13
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 66
Warning triangle 188
Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for
Canadian models 177
Washer/wiper system 56
Washer fluid 57
– capacity of reservoir 57
– content of reservoir 57
– reservoir 57
Water on roads, refer to
Driving through water 105
Waveband 132
"WB" 129, 135
Wear indicators in tires,
refer to Minimum tread
depth 169
Weights 198
Wheel/tire combination,
refer to New wheels and
tires 171
Wheelbase, refer to
Dimensions 197
Wheel replacement 171
Wheels and tires 166
Width, refer to
Dimensions 197
Windows 32
– convenience opening 27
– convenience operation 29
– safety switch 33
Driving tips
W
Entertainment
Valve stem seal caps 185
Vehicle
– battery 186
– breaking-in
procedure 104
– care 178
– care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
– dimensions 197
– loading 106
– parking 50
– washing, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
– weights 198
Vehicle battery, refer to
Battery 186
Vehicle jack 184
Vehicle position, refer to
Displaying current
position 111
"Vehicle settings" 27
"Ventilation" 93
Ventilation 93
– draft-free 93
– in the rear 93
Ventilation while parked 93
Vent outlets of the
automatic climate
control 89
"Vent settings" 92
Voice command system 20
Voice instructions for
navigation system 121
– muting 44, 121
– repeating 44, 121
– switching on/off 44, 121
– volume 121
Communications
Underbody protection,
refer to Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading/UTQR 169
"Units" 73
Units
– average fuel
consumption 73
– temperature 73
V
Voice phone book 154
Volume 128
– audio sources 128
– portable phone 148
– setting speeddependent 130
– setting using buttons on
steering wheel 11
– voice instructions 121
Volume of the luggage
compartment 198
Mobility
U
Universal garage-door
opener, refer to
Integrated universal
remote control 95
"Unlock button" 27
Unlock code 148
Unlocking
– from inside 30
– from outside 27
"Update services" 160
Reference
Traction control, refer to
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Traffic congestion, refer to
Bypassing route
sections 122
Transmission
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 53
– manual transmission 51
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 51
Transporting children
safely 45
Transport securing device,
refer to Securing the
load 107
Tread depth, refer to Tire
tread 169
"Treble", refer to Adjusting
the tone 130
"Trip computer" 70
Trip computer 70
Trip-distance counter, refer
to Trip odometer 64
"Triple turn signal
activation" 56
Trip odometer 64
Trunk, refer to Luggage
compartment 30
Trunk lid, refer to Luggage
compartment lid 30
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 197
Turn signals 55
– indicator lamp 10
– replacing the bulbs 182
Everything from A to Z
Windshield washer system,
windshield washer
nozzles 56
Windshield wipers
– refer to Wiper/washer
system 56
– wiper blade
replacement 181
Winter tires 171
– speed limit selection 71
– storage 172
Wiper blade
replacement 181
Wiper system 56
– rain sensor 56
– washer fluid 57
– windshield washer
nozzles 56
"With highways" for
navigation 118
Wordmatch principle for
navigation 119
Working in the engine
compartment 173
Wrenches/screwdrivers,
refer to Onboard tool
kit 181
X
Xenon lamps 182
– replacing the bulbs 182
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Refueling
To ensure that you always have all the
essential data at hand when refueling, we
recommend that you fill in the following
tables with the specifications and information that apply to your vehicle. Consult the
index for individual specifications.
Fuel
Designation
Please enter your preferred fuel here.
Engine oil
Quality
The oil quantity between the middle of
the two marks on the dipstick is approx.
1.6 US quarts/1.5 liters.
Tire inflation pressures
Summer tires
Front
Rear
Winter tires
Front
Up to 4 persons
5 persons or 4 plus luggage
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