BMW 2004 645Ci Owner`s manual

BMW 2004 645Ci Owner`s manual
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Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you
with enhanced control and security when you drive it.
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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Cockpit
Control Center
Voice command system
Controls
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51
54
64
75
85
88
94
Opening and closing
Adjustments
Transporting children safely
Driving
Everything under control
Technology for comfort, convenience
and safety
Lamps
A congenial climate
Practical interior accessories
144 Telephoning
155 TeleService, BMW Assist
Mobility
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164
170
174
176
178
183
Refueling
Wheels and tires
Under the hood
Maintenance
Rules and regulations
Replacing components
Giving and receiving assistance
Reference
190 Technical data
194 Short commands of the
voice command system
197 Everything from A to Z
Driving tips
102 Things to remember when driving
Navigation
Mobility
Starting navigation system
Destination entry
Destination guidance
What to do if …
Reference
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110
118
122
Controls
At a glance
Communications
Driving tips
Notes
Reporting safety defects
Navigation
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126 On/off and tone
130 Radio
137 CD player and CD changer
Entertainment
Using this Owner's Manual
Entertainment
Communications
The fastest way to find specific topics is
to use the index, refer to page 197.
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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 want to 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.
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
Fuels
Use unleaded gasoline only.
Fuels containing up to and including
10% ethanol or other oxygenates with
up to 2.8% oxygen by weight – that is,
15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent – will not void
the applicable warranties with respect to
defects in materials or workmanship. Field
experience has indicated significant differences in fuel quality – volatility, composition, additives, etc. – among gasolines
offered for sale in the United States and
Canada. The use of poor-quality fuels may
result in 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
fuel you are using, we recommend that you
respond by switching to a recognized highquality brand.
Failure to comply with these recommendations may result in unscheduled maintenance.
Follow the relevant safety rules when you
are handling gasoline.<
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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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
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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
Convertible: opening and closing rear
window 35
2
Convertible: opening and closing
windows together 34
High beams,
headlamp flasher 86
3
Convertible: opening and closing back
windows 34
Roadside parking lamps 86
4
Opening and closing front windows 33
5
Adjusting exterior mirrors 48
6
Turn signals 60
Check Control 66
Computer 69
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Instrument cluster 12
Windshield wipers 61
Portable phone:
> Press briefly:
Accept call or terminate call
as well as dial if an entry has been
selected from "A - Z", "Top 8", "Redial",
"Received calls" or "Missed calls"
> Press longer: redial
Rain sensor 61
At a glance
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10 Ignition lock 54
11 Horn: the entire surface
12
Volume
Steering wheel heater 49
Controls
Buttons on the steering wheel
14 Releasing the engine hood 170
> Radio
Press briefly: change radio station
Press longer: manual tuning or automatic station-search function scan
15 Opening the luggage compartment
lid 30
16 Head-Up Display 83
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> CD
Press briefly: select track
Press longer: fast forward/reverse
Parking lamps 85
> Portable phone
Press briefly: select entry in "A - Z",
"Top 8", "Redial", "Received calls" or
"Missed calls"
Automatic headlamp
control 85
Adaptive Head Light 86
Low beams 85
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Instrument lighting 87
Individually programmable 49
Front fog lamps 86
Mobility
Individually programmable 49
Navigation
Fast forward/reverse
Entertainment
Cruise control 63
Communications
13
Voice command system
Driving tips
Steering wheel adjustment 48
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Cockpit
Instrument cluster
1
Indicator lamps for turn signals 13
2
Speedometer with display of speed for
cruise control 63
> Automatic transmission with
Steptronic 58
> SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
6
Display for
3
Fixed indicator and warning lamps 13
4
Tachometer 64
and engine oil thermometer 65
5
Display for
> Computer 69
> Variable indicator and warning
lamps 66
> Date and remaining distance for
service requirement 65
> Speed for cruise control 63
> Odometer and trip odometer 64
> Dynamic Driving Control 59
> Time/date 64
> Check Control message present 66
> Outside temperature 64
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Fuel gauge 65
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Resetting the trip odometer to zero 64
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DTC Dynamic Traction Control 78
47
Colors
Fixed indicator and warning lamps
The indicator and warning lamps can light
up in different colors and combinations.
+
80
Brake system +
With handbrake engaged 55
With handbrake released 78, 173
With other warning lamps 78
Brake system for Canadian models
Airbags
+
81
Check Gas Cap 162
Lamp for US models
> Red:
Stop immediately
or
important reminder
> Red and yellow:
Continue to drive; drive cautiously
> Yellow:
Have the system checked at the earliest
opportunity
or
for your information
> Green or blue:
For your information.
Service Engine Soon + 176
If the indicator lamp comes on
either continuously or intermittently, this indicates a malfunction
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 5 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 + 78
Service Engine Soon indicator
lamp for Canadian models
Front fog lamps 86
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+
Navigation
Please fasten safety belt
Controls
High beams/headlamp flasher 86
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. You will find more details on the
specified pages.
Turn signals 60
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Entertainment
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.
+
Communications
Technology that monitors itself
ABS Antilock Brake System
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Indicator and warning
lamps
Cockpit
All around the center console: controls and displays
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Coupe: glass roof, electric with raise
function 35
2
Microphone for portable phone 146
Convertible: microphone on steering
column*
> Station scan 126
> Track scan 138
13 Ejecting
> Navigation DVD 108
Reading lamps 87
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Coupe: initiating an emergency
call 183
7
Convertible: initiating an emergency
call 183
8
Control Display 16
Displays for menu guidance
9
Hazard warning flashers
10 Central locking system 29
11 Automatic climate control 88
Temperature setting,
left/right 89
Automatic air distribution and
volume 89
Cooling function 89
AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control 89
Maximum cooling 89
Residual heat mode 90
14 Drive for navigation DVD 108
15 Drive for audio CD 126
16 Switching sound output for Entertainment on/off and adjusting the
volume 126
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Heated seats 47
PDC Park Distance Control 75
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Convertible: opening the
convertible top 38
Convertible: closing the
convertible top 38
Driving tips
Microphone for voice command
system 20
Convertible: microphone on steering
column*
Navigation
5
18 Bracket for cup holder 97
19 Controller 16
Horizontal movement in four directions,
turn or press
20 Activating voice command system 20
21 Opening the start menu on the
Control Display 17
22 Dynamic Driving Control 59
Switching off automatic climate
control 90
Air volume 89
Entertainment
Interior lamps 87
Communications
4
Controls
> Audio CD 126
Mobility
Defrosting windows 89
Rear window defroster 88
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12 Button for
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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
> 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 the 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 the 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
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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
Entertainment
Communications
Climate
Opening start menu
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
Other 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*
To switch on the Control Display:
Press the controller.
Mobility
Additional information can be displayed in
the assistance window:
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
> The computer or the travel computer
> The travel route in vehicles with navigation system
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> The current location.
Voice command system
Voice command system *
The concept
Symbols used
The voice command system allows you to
control operation of various vehicle systems without ever removing your hands
from the steering wheel.
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.
Indicates voice commands in this
Owner's Manual which are to be spoken word for word.
Voice commands
Activating voice command system
The voice command system includes a
special microphone.
The microphone is located:
> On the Coupe near the interior rearview
mirror, refer to page 14
> On the Convertible near the interior
rearview mirror, refer to page 14, or on
the steering column.
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.
This symbol on the Control Display and
an acoustic message indicate that you can
enter voice commands.
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2. Press the button in the steering wheel
or in the center console.
3. {Entertainment}.
The system issues:
{{Entertainment}}
Terminating or canceling voice
command system
4. {CD}.
The system issues:
{{CD}}
Press the button on the steering wheel or
in the center console
or
Navigation
This symbol appears on the Control Display when you can enter additional voice
commands.
If there are no other voice commands,
operate the equipment using the Control
Center.
Driving tips
The text or numbers that the voice command system has registered will appear on
the Control Display.
At a glance
1. If necessary, switch on sound output for
Entertainment
Controls
An example: selecting a track
To open the start menu:
{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:
5. Select a track, e.g.:
{Track 1}.
The system issues:
{{Track 1}}.
Communications
Voice commands
Entertainment
{Cancel}.
{Options} or {Help}.
{Radio on} or {Switch on radio}.
With short commands you can carry out
certain functions directly, regardless of
which menu item is selected, refer to
page 194.
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There are often a number of commands to
run a function, e.g.:
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 151.<
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 or convertible top 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.
The locks for the luggage compartment
lid and the hotel function, refer to
page 30, cannot be operated with this
key. This is an advantage in a hotel, for
example. The key is not intended for
constant use
Replacement keys
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 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
> Resetting 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
Additional or replacement keys are available at your BMW center.
> Compartment in the front center console
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Unlocking
> Fuel filler door.
Use the
button to unlock the vehicle
depending on the setting:
> via the remote control
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
> via the door lock
1. Open the
and from inside via the button for the central locking system.
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
If operated from the inside, the fuel filler
door and the compartment in the front
center console are not locked, refer to
page 29.
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
The anti-theft system is automatically activated whenever you activate 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.
5. Select "Unlock button" and press the
controller
> "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
Using the remote control
When you lock/unlock the vehicle, you
simultaneously activate/deactivate the
anti-theft system, arm/disarm the alarm
system, and switch the interior lamps on/
off.
Protect the remote control against
unauthorized use by handing over
only the spare key, for example when using
hotel valet parking.<
You can find more detailed information on
the alarm system on page 32.
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.<
7. Press the controller.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Controls
Communications
Entertainment
Opening and closing: from
outside
Navigation
6. Select a menu item:
Driving tips
4. Select "Central locking" and press the
controller
Convenience opening mode
Press the
button once briefly and then
keep it pressed:
> Coupe: the windows are opened, the
glass roof is raised, and the sliding
panel moves back approx. 2 in/5 cm
> Convertible: the windows and the convertible top are opened.
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Mobility
In the event of an accident, the central
locking system unlocks automatically. The
hazard warning flashers and interior lamps
also switch on.
menu
Reference
The central locking system can be operated from the outside
At a glance
> Luggage compartment lid
Opening and closing
Locking and securing
Press the
button.
Switching on interior lamps
Press the
button if the vehicle is
locked.
You can also use this function to locate
your vehicle in parking garages etc.
Panic mode*
By pressing and holding the
button for
more than approx. two seconds, you can
trigger the alarm system in response to any
impending danger.
To switch off the alarm: press any of the
buttons.
Opening luggage compartment lid
Press the
button:
The luggage compartment lid opens,
regardless of whether it was previously
locked or unlocked.
A previously locked luggage compartment lid is also locked after closing.
Coupe: the luggage compartment lid
swings to the rear and upwards when
opened. Make sure there is sufficient free
space.<
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
6. Press the controller.
The signals are switched on.
Malfunctions
Local radio waves can disrupt the function
of the remote control.
Should the remote control fail to operate
owing to interference of this kind, you can
respond by using the master key to unlock
your vehicle at one of the doors.
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.<
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:
Manual operation
1. Open the
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can turn the key all the way to the right
or left in the door lock to lock or unlock the
driver's door.
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
menu
3. Select "Door locks" and press the controller
4. Select "Central locking" and press the
controller
At a glance
Driving tips
Navigation
The windows, the glass roof on the Coupe,
the rear window and top on the convertible
can also be operated via the door lock:
Entertainment
Convenience operation
You can operate the central locking system
with this button when the doors are closed.
This only unlocks or locks the doors and
luggage compartment lid, but the anti-theft
system is not activated. The fuel filler door
remains unlocked to enable refueling, as
does the compartment in the front center
console to ensure access to personal
items.
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
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Reference
Mobility
5. Select "Lock after driving"
or
"Relock door if not opened"
Opening and closing
not fit the lock for the hotel function. If you
then only hand over the spare key, e.g. in a
hotel, no access is possible to the luggage
compartment lid or to the compartment in
the front center console.
6. Press the controller.
The setting is selected.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Unlocking and opening doors
> Either unlock both doors together with
the button for the central locking system and then pull the door handle
above the armrest or
> pull the door handle for each door
twice: the first pull unlocks the door,
and the second one opens it.
Locking doors
> Use the central locking button to lock
both 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, always take
the master key with remote control with
you to ensure that you will remain able to
unlock the vehicle from the outside whenever the need arises.<
Turn the key to the right, refer to illustration,
and remove.
The hotel function is only activated after
subsequent locking or unlocking of the
vehicle. This locks the luggage compartment lid and the compartment in the front
center console and disconnects them from
the central locking system.
In the event of an electrical
malfunction
For manual unlocking, turn the master key
all the way to the right:
The compartment in the front center console is unlocked.
If unlocking was manual, the lock has
to be returned to the home position,
i.e. all the way back to the left, before setting the hotel function again.<
Luggage compartment lid
Coupe: the luggage compartment lid
swings to the rear and upwards when
opened. Make sure there is sufficient free
space.<
Hotel function
The hotel function locks the compartment
in the front center console and the luggage
compartment lid individually and disconnects them from the central locking system. The spare key, refer to page 26, does
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Turn the master key to the right as far as it
will go:
The luggage compartment lid opens.
Controls
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.<
At a glance
Opening from inside
Emergency release
Opening from outside
This lever releases the luggage compartment lid from inside the luggage compartment.
Closing
The luggage compartment lid lock is
located under the BMW emblem. Only the
master keys with remote control, refer to
page 26, match the luggage compartment
lid lock.
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.<
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Mobility
The handle recesses on the interior trim of
the luggage compartment lid make it easier
to pull down.
Reference
In the event of an electrical
malfunction
Communications
Entertainment
Press the upper half of the BMW emblem
or the
button on the remote control:
The luggage compartment lid opens.
Navigation
Driving tips
Press the button:
The luggage compartment lid opens unless
the hotel function is activated, see above.
Opening and closing
If special circumstances should make it
absolutely necessary to operate the vehicle
with the lid open:
Alarm system
1. Coupe: close both windows as well as
the glass roof
Convertible: with closed top, close all
windows
The vehicle alarm system responds:
2. Adjust the automatic climate control to
supply a high air volume, refer to
page 89.
Luggage compartment
There are four lashing eyes on the inner
corners of the luggage compartment for
securing luggage nets or securing straps to
fix luggage in position.
Also refer to Cargo loading, page 104.
Convertible: increasing luggage
compartment capacity
The concept
> When a door, the hood, or the luggage
compartment lid is opened
> To movement in the vehicle interior:
interior motion sensor
> To changing of the vehicle's tilt if someone attempts to steal the wheels or tow
the vehicle
> To interruption of battery voltage.
The system responds to unauthorized vehicle entry and attempted theft by simultaneously activating:
> 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.
Arming and disarming alarm system
When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either
with the remote control or at the door lock,
the alarm system is armed or disarmed at
the same time.
With the convertible top closed, you can
enlarge the luggage compartment capacity:
To do so, unfold the handle and press it
downwards in the direction of travel, refer
to arrow. This folds the convertible top
compartment floor upwards.
Before opening the convertible top, run this
procedure in reverse order.
The convertible top cannot be
opened if the convertible top compartment floor is folded up.<
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.
You can also open the luggage compartment lid with the system armed using button
on the remote control, refer to
page 28. When you close the lid, it is
secured again.
Switching off alarm
> Unlock the vehicle using the remote
control, refer to page 27
> or turn the ignition key to position 1.
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> The indicator lamp flashes on locking:
door(s) or luggage compartment lid are
not completely closed. Even if you do
not close the alerted area, the system
begins to monitor the remaining areas,
and the indicator lamp flashes continuously after approx.10 seconds. However, the interior motion sensor is not
activated
Avoiding unintentional alarms
> The indicator lamp goes out on unlocking: no manipulation or attempted intrusions have been detected in the period
since the system was armed
> If animals are to remain in the vehicle.
> The indicator lamp flashes on unlocking
before the remote control is inserted in
the ignition lock, but for no more than
roughly 5 minutes: an attempted entry
has been detected in the period since
the system was armed.
Press the
button on the remote control once again directly after locking.
Tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor
Tilt alarm sensor
Monitors the inclination of the vehicle. The
alarm system reacts, for example, if someone attempts to steal the wheels or tow the
vehicle.
Switching off tilt alarm sensor and
interior motion sensor
The indicator lamp lights up briefly and
then flashes continuously. The tilt alarm
sensor and the interior motion sensor are
switched off until the vehicle is unlocked
and locked again.
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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At a glance
Entertainment
> During transport on automobile transport trains
Navigation
> In garages with elevator ramps
Communications
Following triggering of an alarm, the indicator lamp will flash continuously.
The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion
sensor may be switched off at the same
time. This is how you prevent unintentional
alarms, e.g. in the following situations:
Mobility
> The indicator lamp below the interior
rearview mirror flashes continuously:
the system is armed
Convertible:
Monitors the interior up to the height of the
seat cushions. This means that the alarm
system, including the interior motion sensor, is armed even if the convertible top is
open. Falling objects, e.g. leaves, can trigger false alarms, refer to Avoiding unintentional alarms.
Controls
Coupe:
In order for the interior motion sensor to
function properly, the windows and glass
roof must be completely closed.
Driving tips
Interior motion sensor
Reference
Indicator lamp displays
Opening and closing
Coupe: opening and closing
windows
> Briefly press the switch beyond the
resistance point:
The window moves downwards automatically. Briefly press the switch again
to stop the opening movement.
You can close the windows in the same
manner by pulling the switch. The rear windows cannot be closed automatically with
one touch.
Together
Ignition key as of position 1:
> Press the switch up to the resistance
point:
The window continues to move downwards as long as you continue to hold
the switch
> Briefly press the switch beyond the
resistance point:
The window moves downwards automatically. Briefly press the switch again
to stop the opening movement.
You can close the windows in the same
manner by pulling the switch.
Ignition key as of position 1:
1. Briefly press button 1:
The LEDs in button 1 and at switch 2
light up
2. Press switch 2:
Convertible: opening and closing
windows
Individually
> Up to the resistance point:
All the windows move downwards
as long as you continue to press the
switch.
You can close the windows in the
same manner by pulling the switch
> Briefly press the switch beyond the
resistance point:
All the windows move downwards
automatically. Briefly press the
switch again to stop the opening
movement.
Ignition key as of position 1:
Briefly press button 1 again to deactivate
the function. The LEDs go out.
> Press the switch up to the resistance
point:
The window continues to move downwards as long as you continue to hold
the switch
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1. Briefly press button 1:
The LEDs in button 1 and at switch 2
light up
2. Press switch 2:
> Up to the resistance point:
The rear window continues to move
downward as long as you continue
to hold the switch.
You can close the rear window in the
same manner by pulling the switch
> Briefly press the switch beyond the
resistance point:
The rear window moves downwards
automatically. Briefly press the
switch again to stop the opening
movement.
Briefly press button 1 again to deactivate
the function. The LEDs go out.
The rear window opens and closes
automatically when you open or close
the convertible top.<
After switching off ignition
You can still operate the windows:
> 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 door has not been opened.
To open, press the switch beyond the
resistance point.
When leaving the vehicle, remove the
master key with remote control and
close the doors, as otherwise children
could operate the windows and injure
themselves etc.<
Despite the anti-trapping mechanism,
you should always inspect the front
side 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.
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 a few 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.<
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.
At a glance
Controls
Coupe:
Glass roof, electric with
raise function*
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 key and close the doors, as otherwise
children could operate the roof and injure
themselves etc.<
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Mobility
Ignition key as of position 1:
Driving tips
Convertible: the back windows and
rear window are not equipped with an
anti-trapping mechanism.<
Navigation
If the closing force rises beyond a predefined threshold during closing, the system will immediately stop moving the window prior to lowering it slightly.
Entertainment
Anti-trapping mechanism
Communications
For information on using the convenience
operation mode at the door lock or with the
remote control, refer to page 27 or 29.
Reference
Rear window
Opening and closing
Raising and closing glass roof
Anti-trapping mechanism
If the glass roof encounters resistance
when closing from the raised position, the
closing action is interrupted and the glass
roof opens.
If the sliding panel encounters resistance
when closing within approx. 8 in/20 cm, the
closing action is interrupted and the sliding
panel opens approx. 8 in/20 cm.
Ignition key as of position 1:
> Briefly press the switch for raising the
roof:
The roof opens and the sliding panel
moves back approx. 2 in/5 cm
> Press the switch twice beyond the
resistance point toward the rear:
The roof opens and the sliding panel
moves completely back
> To close, briefly press the switch or
push it twice beyond the resistance
point toward the front:
The roof and sliding panel close.
Opening and closing sliding panel
Ignition key as of position 1:
> Push the switch up to the resistance
point in the desired direction:
The sliding panel continues to move as
long as you continue to hold the switch
> Push the switch beyond the resistance
point in the desired direction:
The sliding panel moves automatically.
Briefly press the switch again in any
direction to stop the movement.
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 door has not been opened.
Despite the anti-trapping mechanism,
you should always inspect the roof's
travel range prior to closing it, as the safety
feature might fail to detect certain kinds of
obstructions, such as very thin objects, and
the roof would continue closing.
The anti-trapping mechanism for closing
the glass roof is deactivated if the switch is
pressed beyond the resistance point and
held there. The closing action is immediately interrupted when you release the
switch.<
Following interruptions in electrical
power supply
After disconnecting the battery, it can
occur that the glass roof does not move.
The system has to be initialized. Should
this occur, please have the roof initialized
at your BMW center.
Manual operation
In the event of an electrical malfunction,
you can operate the panorama glass roof
and the sliding panel manually.
Glass roof
1. Remove cover on headliner in front of
rear window. To do this, first detach the
cover at the rear on both sides and then
disengage by pulling downward firmly
2. Insert the Allen wrench supplied with
the onboard tool kit in the opening provided, refer to arrow.
For information on using the convenience
operation mode at the door lock or with the
remote control, refer to page 27 or 29.
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The fully automatic convertible top combines secure weather protection with simple and convenient operation.
At a glance
Convertible: top
2. Insert the Allen wrench supplied with
the onboard tool kit in the opening provided
3. Turn the Allen wrench and move the
sliding panel in the desired direction.
Do not leave the soft top in the convertible top compartment for longer
than one day when wet, as otherwise damage from moisture can occur.
Do not place any objects on the convertible
top, as otherwise if the top was to be operated, they would fall off and lead to damage
or injury.
Never move the convertible top when the
rollover protection system is raised.
Driving without having completed the
opening or closing action can lead to damage or injury.
Do not place hands in the top mechanism
during the opening and closing action.
Keep children away from the travel path of
the convertible top.
For safety reasons, only operate the convertible top when the vehicle is at a standstill.<
If you have initiated top operation with
the vehicle at a standstill and then
drive off, e.g. at a traffic light, you can continue the initiated operation up to a speed
of 20 mph/30 km/h.
To do so, press and hold the corresponding button.<
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Driving tips
Navigation
> At temperatures below 14 7/–106,
do not operate the convertible top, as
otherwise damage can occur.
Entertainment
> Do not attach luggage rack systems to
the convertible top
Communications
1. Lower the cover downwards, if necessary using the screwdriver from the
onboard tool kit at the positions indicated, refer to page 178
Mobility
Sliding panel
Reference
3. Turn the Allen wrench and move the
glass roof in the desired direction.
> It is recommended that you close the
convertible top when the vehicle is
parked. The closed convertible top not
only protects the passenger compartment against unforeseen weather damage, it also represents a certain protection against theft. Nonetheless, even if
the convertible top is closed, only keep
valuables in the locked luggage compartment
Controls
So that you get the maximum pleasure from
your convertible, here are a few tips:
Opening and closing
Partial vacuums that occur at higher
speeds in the passenger compartment can make the convertible top flap.
Use the ventilation controls to increase the
air supply so that no partial vacuum occurs
in the vehicle.<
To close the electrically activated side
windows while the vehicle is being
driven, always close the rear windows or
all four windows simultaneously first, as
otherwise the windows cannot close tightly
at higher speeds.<
If the opening or closing action is not
completed, the luggage compartment
lid cannot be opened.
When the button for top operation is
pressed, the side windows move downwards slightly; the rear window is lowered
completely.
If you hold the button pressed for longer
than 2 seconds after completion of the
opening or closing action and the LED has
gone out, the side windows and rear window move once again.<
Prior to opening and closing
Indicator lamp
> Read carefully and comply with the
safety precautions that appear above
In the following situations, a message is
displayed on the Control Display and an
acoustic signal sounds in addition to the
indicator lamp:
> Ensure that the convertible top compartment floor in the luggage compartment is folded down, refer to page 32,
as otherwise the convertible top cannot
be opened
> Ensure that the luggage compartment
lid is closed.
Opening and closing
As of ignition key position 1, with the vehicle stationary:
So as not to place an excessive load
on the battery, only operate the convertible top with the engine running, if possible.
Before closing the convertible top, remove
foreign bodies from the windshield frame,
as these might inhibit closing of the convertible top.<
1
Closing
2
Indicator lamp
3
Opening
> During convertible top operation, the
LED lights up green. It goes out as soon
as the opening or closing action is completed
> If the indicator lamp flashes red when
you release the button, the opening or
closing action is not completed
> If the indicator lamp lights up red with
the button pressed, the convertible top
compartment floor is folded up or a fault
has occurred. The convertible top cannot be moved.
Interruption
The automatic sequence of movements is
interrupted immediately if the button for top
operation is released. The sequence can
be continued in the desired direction using
the button.
If the opening or closing action is
interrupted for a longer period by
releasing the button, the convertible top
remains in that position for approx. 15 minutes before it slowly moves to a stable
position. The sequence can be continued
using the buttons.
Do not interrupt and continue the closing
action several times in succession, as otherwise the fully automatic top mechanism
can be damaged.
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At a glance
If the opening or closing action is interrupted, it can happen that the luggage
compartment lid cannot be opened.<
Convenience operation using remote
control and driver's door lock
Only close the convertible top manually if absolutely necessary; never
open it manually. The convertible top compartment lid cannot be locked in the event
of an electrical malfunction and would
open while the vehicle is being driven.
Improper handling can lead to damage.<
Lever out the cover between the rear
head restraints. To do so, place the
screwdriver as close as possible to the
lock element, as shown in the illustration.
Before closing
Driving tips
Manual closing in the event of an
electrical malfunction
Controls
Refer to pages 27 and 29.
Carefully insert the Allen wrench in the
opening and turn firmly in the direction
indicated by the arrow until the rear
window is completely open.
Closing
Perform the following work steps with
the assistance of a second person
and with the doors open to prevent injury
and damage to the convertible top.<
4. Close the luggage compartment lid
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Reference
Mobility
5. Move the side windows downwards
slightly; fully lower the rear window.
If the rear window cannot be opened
using the switch, it must be lowered
manually:
1. Push the cover 1 on the left and right of
the side panel forwards. Reach into the
resulting openings and raise the convertible top compartment lid 2 as far as
it will go
Entertainment
3. Lever out the two buttons in the luggage compartment with the screwdriver
and then pull firmly. The convertible top
compartment lid is unlocked
Communications
2. Take the Allen wrench and screwdriver
from the onboard tool kit
Navigation
1. Open the luggage compartment lid
Opening and closing
2. Hold the convertible top at each side
frame, arrow 3, with both hands
Lifting the convertible top at parts
other than the side frame can
damage it.<
3. Both persons lift on both sides simultaneously, arrows 4, and swing the top
forwards. In doing so, keep the convertible top compartment lid open, arrow 5,
e.g. with your shoulder
4. Raise the two convertible top ends as
far as they will go, arrow 6, and close
the convertible top compartment lid,
arrow 7
Do not raise the convertible top
ends until after the convertible top
has been swung forward, as otherwise
damage can occur.<
8. From the outside, both persons pull the
front convertible top frame downwards
and on both sides simultaneously as far
as possible
9. Turn the Allen wrench in the direction of
the arrow until the front convertible top
frame locks with the windshield frame.
The rear convertible top ends are
pressed automatically onto the convertible top compartment lid and close
tightly with tension
10. If necessary, close the rear window
again manually in the same way as
above.
Wind deflector*
The wind deflector keeps the air movement
in the passenger compartment at a low
level when the convertible top is open, this
enabling pleasant driving even at higher
speeds. You can conveniently stow it in the
luggage compartment when it is not
needed.
Before fitting
1. Take the wind deflector from the protective sleeve
2. Unfold the wind deflector
5. Fold the convertible top ends downwards onto the convertible top compartment lid
3. Press together the locking mechanism
on the left side until it snaps into place
6. From the interior, take out the cover in
the center of the front top frame; use
the screwdriver if necessary
7. Insert the Allen wrench in the appropriate opening
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At a glance
With wind deflector fitted: do not
incline the front seat backrests too far
backwards if the seat is to be moved back
to the end position, as otherwise the wind
deflector will be damaged.<
Removing
Controls
4. Fold up the upper half 4 of the wind
deflector.
Driving tips
4. Push out the securing pin 1 on the right
side of the wind deflector until it snaps
into place
Navigation
The same as fitting, but in reverse order.
Folding up
5. Unfold the rear mounts 2.
Push the handle of the securing pin on the
left side of the vehicle all the way back and
release the locking mechanism.
1. Insert the wind deflector with the securing pin 1 in the appropriate opening on
the right side of the vehicle
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Fitting
2. Guide the rear mounts 2 into the reception points
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3. Push the securing pin 3 on the left side
until it snaps into place in the appropriate opening, 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 also plays an important
role together with the safety belts and airbags in providing occupants with maximum
levels of passive safety 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 51.
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 airbags
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 – usually temporary – hearing loss in extremely sensitive
individuals.
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.
Your vehicle has four seats that are all
equipped with a safety belt.
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 47.
For airbag locations and additional information on airbags, refer to page 81.
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Convertible: head restraints, refer to
page 45
Pull the lever and move the thigh support in
a longitudinal direction.
Lumbar support* adjustment
Also observe the instructions regarding
damage to the safety belt on page 47.
Convertible: with the wind deflector
fitted, do not incline the front seat
backrests too far backwards if the seat is to
be moved back to the end position, as otherwise the wind deflector will be damaged.<
Seat adjustment
To ensure that the safety systems
continue to provide optimized protection, please observe the adjustment
instructions above.<
You can also adjust the contours of the
backrest to obtain additional support in the
lumbar region.
The upper hips and spinal column receive
supplementary support to help you maintain a relaxed, upright sitting position.
> Press the switch forwards or backwards: increase or decrease curvature
2
Longitudinal direction
3
Height
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Inclination
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> Press the switch up or down: shift curvature at top or bottom.
1
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With the sports seat*, you can also adjust
the thigh support manually:
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Never attempt to adjust your seat
while operating the vehicle. The seat
could respond with unexpected movement, and the ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an accident.
On the front passenger side as well, do not
tilt the backrest too far toward the rear
while driving. Failure to observe this precaution can prevent the belt from providing
effective protection against injury, as the
passenger could slide under the belt in an
accident.
Make sure that the footwell behind the
driver's and front passenger'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.<
Backrest
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Note before adjusting
4
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Seats
Adjustments
Seat, mirror and steering
wheel memory
5. Select "Last seat pos." and press the
controller
You can store and select three different
adjustment settings for the driver's seat,
exterior mirrors and steering wheel.
7. Press the controller.
The adjustment of the lumbar support is not
stored in the memory.
Storing
Ignition key as of position 1:
1. Adjust the desired seat, exterior mirror
and steering-wheel positions
2. Press MEMORY button:
The indicator lamp in the button lights
up
3. Press the desired memory button 1, 2
or 3:
The indicator lamp goes out.
Calling up automatically
6. Select "After unlocking" or "After opening door"
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
When using this Key Memory 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.<
Calling up manually
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.<
You have two possibilities:
Convenience mode
> Calling up on unlocking the vehicle
1. Open the driver's door after unlocking
or turn the ignition key to position 1
> Calling up on opening the driver's door.
If you want to call up the last driver's seat,
exterior mirror and steering wheel position,
proceed as follows:
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
2. Briefly press the desired memory button 1, 2 or 3.
The system immediately cancels the
adjustment procedure when you press one
of the seat adjustment switches or use one
of the memory buttons.
The adjusting procedure for the steering
wheel is immediately interrupted if you
operate the switch for the steering wheel
adjustment in any direction, refer to
page 48.
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Coupe
1. Close the driver's door and turn the
ignition key to position 0 or 2
Adjusting the height
At a glance
Safety feature
2. Press the desired memory button 1, 2
or 3 and maintain pressure until the
adjustment process has been completed.
Automatic curb monitor
> To raise: pull
> To lower: press.
To reach the lowest position, press
the button, refer to arrow 1.<
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Tilt function, passenger-side mirror
Controls
If you press the MEMORY button accidentally:
Press the button again; the indicator lamp
goes out.
Adjusting tilt angle
1. Pull the head restraint upwards to the
stop
1. Select the driver's exterior mirror with
the switch
2. When you engage reverse gear or
selector-lever position R, the exterior
mirror glass on the front passenger side
tilts downward slightly. This allows the
driver to see the area immediately adjacent to the vehicle – such as a curb –
when parking, etc.
2. Press the button, arrow 1, and remove
the head restraint.
Installation
Push the head restraint into the supports.
Convertible
Communications
Activating
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Removal
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Swivel the head restraints.
Adjusting height
Deactivating
Slide the mirror selection switch to the passenger's side position.
> To raise: move the switch upwards
> To lower: move the switch downwards.
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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.<
Mobility
Front head restraints
Adjustments
Adjusting tilt angle
Convertible: releasing backrest
Swivel the head restraints.
The belt system integrated in the seat
ensures easier entry in the rear.
1. Pull lever 1 upwards and fold the backrest forwards
Entry to the rear
Before moving off, fold back both seat
backrests. Otherwise, there is a risk
of accident from unexpected movement.<
Coupe: releasing backrest
Pull the lever upwards and fold the backrest forwards.
The lever is designed in such a way that the
safety belt can be stored there. This
enables you to fasten the safety belt more
conveniently.
2. Press and hold button 2 until the seat
has moved to the desired position
3. After entry to the rear, fold back the
backrest and lock it in place
4. Press and hold button 3. The seat
moves back to its previous position.
If you release button 3 before this, the
seat stops in its current position.
You can lock the backrest in place
when it is folded forward. This is useful, for example, when you get into the vehicle when it is parked on a hill. Press the
backrest until it audibly locks into place. To
fold it back, you do not have to use lever 1
to release it.<
Lock backrest warning lamp:
Lights up when the backrest is not
locked. At the same time, an additional message appears on the Control Display.
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2. Press the red button in the belt buckle
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
The shoulder strap's anchorage point will
be in the correct position for adults of every
build if the seat is correctly adjusted, refer
to page 43.
Damage to safety belts
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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.<
Heated seats
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Fastening
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage
in the belt buckle.
Please fasten safety belt
warning lamp:
Lights up until the driver and front
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.
The system regulates the temperatures of
the seat cushion and backrest.
The temperature setting progresses one
step through its control sequence each
time you press the button.
To switch off:
Maintain pressure on the button for several
seconds.
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The warning can also take place if
objects are placed on the passenger
seat.<
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1. Hold the belt firmly
Controls
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.
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Releasing
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Safety belts
Adjustments
Mirrors
Adjusting exterior mirrors
Armrest in the driver's door:
1
4-way adjustment
2
Switching to the other mirror or automatic curb monitor, refer to page 45
To prevent the exterior mirrors from
being damaged due to the width of
the vehicle, 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.
Storing the mirror positions, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel memory,
page 44.
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.<
There are two photocells in the interior
mirror to control the automatic dimming
of the interior mirror. One is integrated
within the mirror's lens, refer to arrow,
while the other is located at an offset
position on the rear of the mirror housing.
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.
Steering wheel adjustment
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
the vehicle is moving. There is a risk
of accident from unexpected movement.<
Automatic functions
> Both exterior mirrors are automatically
heated in ignition key position 2
The steering wheel can be adjusted in four
directions.
> The interior and exterior mirrors dim
depending on the light occurring when
the vehicle is being driven forward *.
Storing the steering-wheel position, refer
to Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory,
page 44.
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> "Navigation"
Voice instructions for the navigation
system
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.
> "Air recirculation on / off"
In this mode, you can continuously
block the supply of outside air, refer
to AUC Automatic recirculated-air
control on page 89
This automatic feature is governed by the
driver's door and the ignition lock.
> "Mute on / off"
Mutes the audio sources
Steering wheel heater*
> "Screen on / off"
Switches the Control Display on/off
> "Short cut / Telephone"
Display/hide phone book
> "Next entertainment source"
Changes audio source
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In conjunction with seat, mirror and steering wheel memory.
Controls
A list with different functions is displayed:
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Automatic steering wheel
adjustment
In ignition key position 2, press the button.
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
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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:
3. Select "Steering wheel buttons" and
press the controller.
7. Press the controller.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
You can operate the selected function
using the corresponding button.
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menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
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1. Open the
Entertainment
Navigation
4. Select the desired function
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Operating function
Briefly press the corresponding button on
the steering wheel.
Voice instructions of navigation system:
> Switch voice instructions on/off:
Maintain pressure on the button for
several seconds
> Repeat the last voice instruction:
Briefly press the button
> To prevent the navigation system from
interrupting other audio sources, such
as a news program or traffic bulletin,
you can cancel the voice instructions:
Press the button briefly during an
instruction.
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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.<
Younger children should be secured in an
appropriate forward-facing child-restraint
system that has first been properly
secured. We strongly urge you to carefully
read and comply with the instructions for
installation and use provided by the childrestraint's manufacturer whenever you use
such a device.
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.
Exception for front passenger seat
Should it become necessary to use
a child-restraint system on the front
passenger seat, the airbags on the passenger's side must be deactivated. Deactivating the passenger airbags is only possible
on the Coupe. Your BMW center will be
glad to advise you.<
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.
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Child-restraint system in the rear
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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.
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Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in a vehicle is in the rear
seat.
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Children always in the rear
Never install a rearward-facing childrestraint system in the front passenger seat of this vehicle if the passenger 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.<
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The right place for children
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Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
Child seat security
the corresponding anchorage point to
secure the child-restraint system, as
shown in the illustration below.
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.
Coupe: child-restraint system with
tether strap
If you use a child-restraint system with a
tether strap, two 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
Each sitting position is fitted with a head
restraint.
The head restraint must be adjusted into
the lowest possible position. Pass the
tether strap over the head restraint.
Adjust the tether strap according to
the child-restraint manufacturer's
instructions.<
LATCH child-restraint fixing
LATCH: Lower Anchor and Tethers for
CHildren.
The rear outer sitting positions are provided with anchors for a LATCH childrestraint fixing.
To fit the LATCH child-restraint fixing,
follow the operating and safety
instructions of the system manufacturer.<
Access to anchorage points
The illustrations show the right rear seat as
an example. The outer anchorage points
for the LATCH child-restraint fixing are
identified by flags.
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Driving tips
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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The installation guide is available at
your BMW center. Always observe
the related operating instructions and
safety precautions.<
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1. Pull the belt away from the area of the
child-restraint fixing
2. 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.
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Pull the installation guide to remove.
Driving
Driving
Ignition lock
Never leave 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.<
When starting the engine, do not press the
accelerator pedal.
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 select the selector lever
position P.
1 Steering unlocked
A slight steering wheel movement often
makes it easier to turn the key from 0 to 1.
Individual current consumers are ready for
operation.
> the engine is started at very low temperatures, below approx. + 57/–156,
at high altitudes, over 3,300 ft/1,000 m.
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.<
Manual transmission
2 Ignition switched on
1. Apply the handbrake
All vehicle systems are ready for operation.
2. Gearshift lever in idle position
3. Press the clutch pedal
3 Start engine
If the clutch pedal is not
depressed, the engine will not
start.<
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.
4. Start the engine.
Do not terminate the starting operation
too early, but after approx. 20 seconds
at the latest. When the engine starts, let
go of the ignition key immediately.
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2. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
A signal sounds if the idle position N is
engaged on stopping the engine.
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
1. Engage selector-lever position P
2. Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.
Handbrake
If the engine does not start, engage
the last gear selected again, refer to
instrument cluster display, and then
engage selector-lever position N.<
Automatic transmission with
Steptronic
1. Press the brake pedal
Indicator lamp
The indicator lamp lights up, and an
acoustic signal also sounds when
starting off. The handbrake is
engaged.
Indicator lamp for Canadian models.
2. Engage selector-lever position P or N
Engaging
Switching off engine
The lever locks into place automatically;
the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
lights up as of ignition key position 1.
Communications
3. Start the engine.
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.
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3. Start the engine.
The handbrake is primarily intended to prevent the vehicle from rolling while parked;
it brakes the rear wheels.
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2. Engage selector-lever position N
If exceptional circumstances should
make it necessary to engage the
handbrake while the vehicle is in motion,
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1. Press the brake pedal
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SMG Sequential manual
transmission
1. Engage a drive position
At a glance
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.
Controls
SMG Sequential manual
transmission
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SMG Sequential manual
transmission and automatic
transmission
Driving
do not pull it too strongly. In doing so, continuously 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 engaged.
Vehicles with manual or SMG transmission:
When parking on inclines, engage 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.<
To prevent corrosion and one-sided
braking action, occasionally engage
the handbrake lightly when the vehicle is
slowly coming to a standstill if the traffic
conditions are suitable.<
Manual transmission
The backup lamps automatically switch on
in ignition key position 2.
SMG Sequential manual
transmission*
The concept
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.
It offers the following functions:
> Choice of manual or automatic mode:
Sequential mode or Drive mode
> Options of two drive programs:
Normal or Sport, refer to page 59
> Protection against incorrect gearshifts
and automatic shift down at minimum
engine speed, also in the Sequential
mode
> Kickdown function in the Drive mode
> Acceleration assistant, refer to
page 60.
The SMG is operational in ignition key position 2.
Selector-lever positions
While shifting gear in the 5th/6th gear
level, press the gearshift lever to the
right, as otherwise engine damage could
occur from inadvertently engaging a gear in
the 3rd/4th gear level.
On inclines, do not hold the vehicle with the
clutch; use the handbrake. Otherwise there
is high clutch wear.<
The current selector-lever position is displayed on the center console.
Reverse gear
Select only when the vehicle is completely
stationary. When pressing the gearshift
lever to the left, overcome some resistance.
> R: Reverse gear
> N: Neutral, idle
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To switch back to the Sequential mode:
briefly 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 applying
the throttle, but engage the handbrake
instead. Otherwise overheating can occur
in the area of the transmission.<
Gear changes
Using selector lever
The currently engaged gear is displayed, in
the Drive mode preceded by a D.
Shiftlock
Press the brake pedal before shifting out
of N; the shift command will not be executed unless the brake is applied.
> To shift up, briefly press the selector
lever towards +
> To shift down, briefly press towards —.
Using shift paddles on steering
wheel
R Reverse
Select only when the vehicle is completely
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.
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R N 1 to 6
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Kickdown:
For rapid acceleration, e.g. overtaking,
press the accelerator pedal as far down as
it will go: you achieve maximum acceleration.
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Gear display
To switch from Sequential to Drive mode:
Briefly press the selector lever to the right
towards D.
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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.<
In the Drive mode, all forward gears are
shifted automatically.
> 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
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Mobility
> D: Drive mode.
D Drive mode
Reference
> One-touch function for Sequential
mode
+: manual upshifts
—: manual downshifts
Driving
speed; thus, for example, a downshift
that would cause the engine to overrev
will not be executed by the system
Possible displays
> When the vehicle is stationary, the
transmission automatically downshifts
into first gear
> Shortly before dropping below a geardependent minimum speed, the transmission downshifts automatically even
without your intervention.
Malfunction
P R N D DS M1 to M6
The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. There is a malfunction in
the transmission system. Avoid high 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.
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 185.
Overheating
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.
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic*
In addition to the fully automatic mode, you
can also shift manually with Steptronic,
refer to page 59.
Selector-lever positions
P R N D M/S + –
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.
Shiftlock
Press the brake pedal before shifting out
of P or N; the shift command will not be
executed unless the brake is applied.
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after
you select a driving position, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready
to start.
To prevent the vehicle from rolling,
always select selector-lever position P and engage 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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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.
M/S manual operation and
Sport program
The warning lamp lights up and a
message appears on the Control
Display. There is a malfunction 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.
Towing, refer to page, 185, jump-starting,
refer to page 185.
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:
> The engine responds more spontaneously to accelerator pedal movements
Move the selector lever from position D to
the left into gearshift gate M/S:
The sport program is activated 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.
At a glance
Controls
Malfunction
> The steering conveys a feeling of even
better contact with the road surface
Driving tips
E.g. engage in car washes. The vehicle can
roll.
To use the automatic function again, move
the selector lever to the right into position D.
Navigation
N Neutral
Entertainment
Select only when the vehicle is completely
stationary.
Communications
R Reverse
> 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.
Mobility
Select only when the vehicle is completely
stationary. The rear wheels are blocked.
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.
With automatic transmission:
> The Sport program is activated.
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P Parking
Driving
Turn signals/
headlamp flasher
Activating system
With ignition key in position 2
Press the SPORT button.
The LED in the button lights up and SPORT
is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Deactivating system
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Turn signals
> Press the SPORT button again or
Using turn signals
> engage reverse gear or
Move 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.
> switch off the engine.
The LED in the button and SPORT in the
instrument cluster go out.
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.<
If the indicator lamp flashes faster
than usual, a turn signal has failed.<
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.
1. Activate the Dynamic Driving Control
Triple turn signal activation
2. Press the DSC button, refer to page 77,
for longer than three seconds
Press the lever as far as the resistance
point; the turn signals flash three times.
You can activate or deactivate this function.
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.<
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
2. Select "Vehicle settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Lighting" and press the controller
4. Select "Triple turn signal activation" and
press the controller.
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Triple turn signal activation is activated.
At a glance
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.<
Controls
cleaned at regular and appropriate intervals.
Rain sensor
Switching 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.
When the vehicle lighting system is
switched on, the headlamps are also
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.
Communications
2
Activating rain sensor
Adjusting rain sensor sensitivity level
Turn the serrated dial 5.
Deactivating rain sensor
Press the button again. The indicator lamp
goes out.
Mobility
Standard wiper speed: briefly press
once.
The system automatically reverts to
operation in the intermittent mode
whenever the vehicle is stationary.
Fast wipe: briefly press twice or press
beyond the resistance point.
The system automatically reverts to
operation in the standard wipe mode
whenever the vehicle is stationary
The rain sensor is automatically deactivated when you switch off the ignition.
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1
Entertainment
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.
Navigation
The windshield washer nozzles are automatically heated in ignition key position 2.
Wiper system
Driving tips
Windshield washer nozzles
Driving
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
Washer fluid
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.<
Washer fluid reservoir
1 Maintaining and storing speed,
accelerating
Press the lever up to the resistance point:
The system maintains and stores the current vehicle speed. The display 1 in the
speedometer indicates this regulated
speed, refer to page 63. Every time you
briefly press the lever, the vehicle's speed
increases by roughly 1 mph/1 km/h.
Press the lever up to the resistance point
and hold it:
The vehicle accelerates without pressure
on the accelerator pedal. The system maintains and stores your current speed as
soon as you release the lever.
Capacity approx. 5.3 US quarts/5 liters
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.<
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.
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.<
Press the lever beyond the resistance
point:
Increases the speed 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.
3 Interrupting cruise control
With the cruise control active, briefly press
the lever up or down.
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At a glance
In addition, cruise control is interrupted
automatically
> when you apply pressure to the brake
pedal
> when you press down the clutch pedal
or engage position N of the automatic
transmission/SMG
Controls
> when DSC comes on.
4 Recalling stored speed
Briefly press button 4: the vehicle accelerates to and maintains the stored speed.
Driving tips
Deactivating system
When the ignition is switched off, the system is deactivated and the stored speed is
deleted.
2
Digital speedometer.
Briefly displays the selected speed
Communications
Display for stored speed with cruise
control activated
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Mobility
1
Entertainment
Navigation
Displays in instrument cluster
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 the knob 3
at the lower left of the instrument cluster.
Outside temperature display, clock,
date 1
The outside temperature and the time are
displayed from ignition key position 1
onwards.
You can set the measurement unit 7 or 6
on the Control Display, refer to Measurement units on page 72.
To call up the date:
Briefly press the CHECK button on the turn
indicator lever, refer to page 69.
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 advance warning field 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 +37.57/+36, e.g.
on bridges and shaded roads.<
Odometer and trip odometer 2
To reset the trip odometer to zero:
Press button 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 US gallons/70 liters, including the reserve capacity of approx. 2.1 gallons/8 liters. You can
find information on refueling on page 162.
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. Below a
range of 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 mandated official inspections.
Mobility
4. Select "Status" and press the controller.
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.<
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On 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
The engine oil temperature is between
approx. 1607/706 and approx. 340 7/
1706 during normal operation.
If the engine oil temperature is too high, a
message appears on the Control Display.
Driving tips
Controls
In instrument cluster
At a glance
Engine oil thermometer
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 an official
inspection is approaching. Please fix
a service appointment.
No service is currently required.
6. Select "Set service date" and press the
controller. The month is highlighted
7. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
You can request more detailed information
on every entry.
8. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The year is highlighted
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 in the Control Center 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
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
provide you with the information you need
to decide on the best way to respond.
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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
These status messages and malfunction
reports are indicated by the gong and displayed for approx. 20 seconds.
means that a Check Control message is
present.
At the same time, a gong sounds and a text
message appears on the Control Display.
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.
The symbols also indicate the status of the
service requirement display, refer to
page 66.
Entertainment
Check Control symbol and message
on Control Display
Communications
To hide a displayed message: briefly press
the CHECK button on the turn signal lever.
Navigation
Driving tips
Information and malfunction reports are
indicated by an illuminated indicator or
warning lamp symbol.
Controls
Priority 2
Priority 1
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
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Mobility
Messages are assigned one of two priority
ratings:
Everything under control
Calling up stored messages on
Control Display
Using CHECK button
The display disappears automatically after
a short time.
To exit the menu 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:
A new message appears each time you
briefly press the button.
Malfunction reports generated during the
trip are shown consecutively when you
switch off the ignition.
Using 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 briefly press the CHECK button
to view them in succession.
The display
> cancels itself automatically after a brief
period
The start menu is opened
> can be canceled by again pressing the
CHECK button for approx. 2 seconds.
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.
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You can use the Control Display to view
your fuel consumption rate over two different distances, refer to Computer or Trip
computer.
To reset the average fuel consumption:
press the BC button in the turn signal lever
for approx. 2 seconds.
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.
A new function appears each time you
briefly press the BC button.
Displays in instrument cluster
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the
engine off are not included in the calculations of average speed.
To reset the average speed: press the
BC button in the turn signal lever for
approx. 2 seconds.
Displays on Control Display
You can also call up the computer via the
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Driving tips
Mode selection
At a glance
The average fuel consumption is calculated
for the time during which the engine is running.
Controls
Average fuel consumption
Navigation
Computer
The start menu is opened
The display sequence:
> Average fuel consumption.
Cruising range
Displays the estimated cruising range
available with the remaining fuel. The system calculates the cruising range based on
operating conditions over the last 20 miles/
30 km and the amount of fuel remaining in
the tank.
2. Move the controller to the right to open
"Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
Always 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.<
You can choose between two display
options:
3. Select "Car Data" and press the controller.
> Computer
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> Average speed
Mobility
Communications
> Cruising range
Entertainment
1. Press button.
Everything under control
> Trip computer,
suitable e.g. for a vacation trip.
Computer
Select "Onboard info" and press the controller.
> Average fuel consumption.
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 110
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
> Cruising range
> Distance to destination:
> Entering a distance manually in the
computer, see below
> Entering a destination in the navigation system, refer to page 110
> 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. When doing
so, maintain a slight resistance if necessary if a greater difference is to be
entered
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
With the destination guidance switched on,
the distance is given automatically.
Display options
You can display the computer or the trip
computer in the assistance window.
> Departure time
> Driving time
> Elapsed distance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Move the controller to the right to
change to the assistance window and
press the controller
> Average speed
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6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
Applying 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"
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
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.
Entering, changing
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
4. Select "Select current speed" and
press the controller. The system applies
your current speed as the limit.
Activating limit
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
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
4. Select "On" and press the controller.
Limit is activated.
Mobility
Speed limit
Controls
At a glance
3. Press the controller.
Driving tips
> "Trip computer"
Navigation
> "Onboard info"
Entertainment
5. Turn the controller to set the limit. When
doing so, maintain a slight resistance if
necessary if a greater difference is to be
entered
Communications
2. Select a menu item:
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
3. Select "Limit" and press the controller
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4. Select the speed and press the controller
Everything under control
Stopwatch
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
1. Open "Navigation".
On vehicles without navigation system:
open "Car Data"
The start menu is opened
2. Select "Car Data" and press the controller
3. Select "Stopwatch" and press the controller.
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "Brightness" 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
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.
Taking an intermediate time reading
Select "Interim time" and press the controller. This intermediate time appears below
the ongoing primary stopwatch count.
All of the remaining functions remain
available at all times while the stopwatch is running. The stopwatch continues
operation in the background.<
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
Measurement units
Settings on Control Display
You can change the measurement units for
consumption, distances, temperature and
pressure.
Brightness of Control Display
1. Open the
The brightness is automatically adapted to
the ambient lighting conditions. However,
you can change the base setting.
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
menu
3. Select "Units" and press the controller
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Setting time
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the
menu
At a glance
4. Select the menu item to be set
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "Set time" and press the controller. The hours are selected
5. Press the controller
Driving tips
6. Select the desired measurement unit
and press the controller.
Controls
3. Select "Time" and press the controller
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last settings are
applied.
Language on Control Display
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Languages" and press the controller
4. Select "Text language" and press the
controller. You can select a different
language for the text displays
12h/24h mode
The mode can be set.
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.
Switching on hour signal*
You will hear three tones just before each
full hour.
5. Select the desired language and press
the controller.
Select "Hour memo" and press the controller.
The hour signal is activated.
Depending on which key you have used to
open the vehicle, the last adjustment is
applied.
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Navigation
7. Make the remaining adjustments. After
the last adjustment, the time is stored.
Entertainment
menu
Communications
1. Open the
6. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next adjustment is highlighted
Mobility
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
5. Turn the controller to set the hours
Reference
The language on the Control Display can
be set.
Everything under control
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
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
The date format can be set.
1. Select "Date format" and press the controller
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.
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At a glance
Technology for comfort, convenience
and safety
PDC Park Distance Control*
Wait this short period before driving.<
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.
Manual mode
With the ignition key in position 2, press the
button; the indicator lamp lights up.
The warning signal is canceled after
approx. 3 seconds if you are moving parallel to a wall.
Malfunctions
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.
As a preventive measure, keep the sensors
clean and free of ice or snow in order to
ensure that they will continue to operate
effectively.
PDC with visual warning*
You also enjoy the option of having the system show distances to objects on the Control Display. The Control Display will also
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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
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.
Signal tones
Communications
Automatic mode
Press the button again; the indicator lamp
goes out.
Mobility
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.<
Deactivating manual mode
Reference
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
The concept
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
indicate the presence of objects in green
before they are close enough to generate a
signal tone.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
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.<
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.
ABS is operational every time you start the
engine. ABS includes the functions CBC
Cornering Brake Control and EBV Electronic brake-force distribution.
CBC Cornering Brake Control
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.
System limits
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
It provides further enhancements in vehicle
stability and steering response during lane
changes and cornering at high rates of lateral acceleration.
EBV Electronic brake-force
distribution
EBV controls the brake system's application pressure at the rear wheels to ensure
stable deceleration.
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The indicator lamp goes out soon
after you start the engine.
The indicator lamp flashes:
DSC controls the drive and braking forces.
The indicator lamp stays lit:
DSC has been switched off via the button.
Switching off DSC
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
> When ascending snow-covered hills,
and when driving in deep or on hardpacked snow
> When driving with snow chains.
Controls
At a glance
Press the DSC button briefly again; the
DTC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.
Driving tips
Deactivating DTC again
Navigation
Indicator lamp
> Press the DSC button briefly; the DTC
indicator lamp in the instrument cluster
lights up continuously.
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.<
Reactivating DSC
Entertainment
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.
Activating DTC
Communications
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.
Mobility
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
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Reference
Press the DSC button briefly; the indicator
lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
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.<
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.
Have the system checked as soon as possible.
The warning lamp for the brake system lights up yellow and 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.
Active roll stabilization*
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.
The concept
Malfunctions of driving stability
control systems
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 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
remain completely operational, however,
without DSC.
Active roll stabilization minimizes body roll
and optimizes vehicle stability during cornering and evasive maneuvers.
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
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.
Functional requirement
To ensure reliable operation, the system
should have been initialized with the correct tire inflation pressure.
5. Select "Set tire pressure" and press the
controller
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.<
In the following situations, the system
could be delayed or malfunction:
> When you are driving on snow-covered
or slippery road surfaces
> In the case of performance-oriented
driving: 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
> 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.
At a glance
Entertainment
System limits
Controls
The Flat Tire Monitor keeps track of the
inflation pressures in the four tires as you
drive. The system provides an alert whenever the inflation pressure drops significantly in relation to the pressure in another
tire.
6. Select "Yes" and press the controller
7. Drive off.
The message "Initializing" is displayed.
Communications
The concept
Driving tips
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Navigation
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.<
It takes a few minutes before the Flat Tire
Monitor can detect and report a flat tire and
"Status: Active" is displayed.
If a flat tire is detected during initialization,
a message appears on the Control Display.
When driving with snow chains, do
not initialize the system.<
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Mobility
Flat Tire Monitor
Initializing system
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
Report of a flat tire
Malfunction
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.
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.
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
If the warning lamp lights up during the first
engine starting following a power supply
interruption, the system must be activated
with initialization.
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 168.<
2. To continue driving, comply with the
instructions for driving with damaged
tires on page 168.
Malfunction
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.
Initializing system
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.
Brake Force Display
The two-stage brake lamps light up in two
stages depending on how strongly you
brake.
Active steering*
The concept
The active steering is a system that actively
varies the steering angle of the front wheels
in relation to the steering wheel movements.
When you are driving in the low road speed
range, e.g. in a town or when parking, the
steering angle of the wheels is reinforced,
i.e. the steering becomes very direct.
In the higher speed range, on the other
hand, the steering angle of the wheels 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.
> Normal braking:
The brake lamps and the third brake
lamp go on
> Heavy braking and braking with ABS:
In addition, the light area of the rear
brake lamps is enlarged, refer to illustration.
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Coupe: head airbags
3
Front side airbags
4
Knee airbag for front passenger
5
Knee airbag for driver
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 a side
impact. The side airbags help restrain the
side of the occupant's upper torso, and the
head airbags help support the head while
also helping provide protection against any
objects penetrating into the passenger
compartment.
Mobility
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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Airbag warning information is also provided
on the sun visors.
Front airbags for driver and front passenger
Entertainment
For information on the correct sitting position, refer to page 42.
1
Communications
The airbags are deliberately not triggered
in every impact situation, e.g. less severe
accidents, certain rollover conditions, or
rear-end collisions.
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 on the Coupe 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.<
Reference
The following airbags are located under the
marked covers:
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
Airbags
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
Airbag system operational
As a supplement to the rollover bar integrated in the windshield frame, the rollover
protection system ensures that all vehicle
occupants have the necessary headroom.
Always keep the path of movement of
the rollover protection system clear.
In less severe accidents, you are protected
by the fastened safety belt and, depending
on the severity of the accident, the belt tensioner and the multistage airbag restraint
system.<
The airbag warning lamp in the instrument
cluster 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.
Airbag system malfunction
Have the airbag system checked
immediately if a malfunction occurs,
as otherwise there is a danger of the system not responding in the expected manner to an impact occurring within its normal
response range.<
Lowering
If the protection function was not required
after automatic activation, the rollover protection system can be lowered again.
No tools are necessary for this purpose.
1. Press the release backwards and hold
in that position
There is a malfunction in the airbag
system when:
> The warning lamp does not light up as
of ignition key position 1
> The warning lamp remains on continuously
> The warning lamp lights up while the
vehicle is being driven.
2. Press the rollover bar halfway down
from above
3. Let go of the release
4. Press the rollover bar down until it
snaps into place
Convertible:
Rollover protection system
The rollover protection system is automatically activated in the event of an accident
or a critical driving situation, extreme inclination on the longitudinal or transverse
axis, or loss of ground contact. The rollover
bars located behind the rear head
restraints move out within fractions of a
second.
5. Use the same procedure for the second
rollover bar.
Have the rollover protection system
checked after unexpected triggering.
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Navigation instructions
2
Display for cruise control
3
Speed
Controls
1
Selecting displays
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
The concept
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
4. Select "HUD selection" and press the
controller
Switching on/off
Ignition key in position 2:
Press the button to activate or deactivate
this system.
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Mobility
5. Select desired information of Head-Up
Display
Communications
Entertainment
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.
Navigation
Head-Up Display*
Driving tips
Never move the convertible top when
the rollover protection system is
raised.
No changes of any nature may be made to
the individual components of the rollover
protection system and wiring.
Work on the rollover protection system may
only be performed at a BMW center.
Unprofessional attempts to service the system can lead to failure or malfunction.
For a system check and to ensure longterm functioning, you must comply with the
maintenance intervals of the service
requirement display.<
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
6. Press the controller.
The information appears 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.
Adjusting 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
serrated 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
Care instructions
menu
2. Select "Display settings" and press the
controller
3. Select "Brightness" and press the controller
4. If necessary, move the controller to the
left to select "Head-Up Display Offset"
You can find everything you need to know
on this topic by consulting the Caring for
your vehicle brochure.
Only clean the cover of the Head-Up
Display with a soft, non-abrasive cloth
or a display cleaning cloth, as otherwise
damage may result.<
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
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At a glance
Lamps
When you switch off the ignition
with the headlamps on, the headlamps go out, and only the parking
lamps remain on.
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
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 on independent of the ambient lighting conditions when you switch on the fog lamps.
With the daytime driving lamps activated,
the low beams are always switched on in
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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 lamps have not yet been
switched off. At the same time a message
appears on the Control Display.
Entertainment
Low beams
Lights on warning
Communications
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 86.
Mobility
Parking lamps
Reference
5. Turn the controller to select the corresponding duration
Driving tips
Controls
Parking lamps/low beams
Lamps
this switch position with the ignition key in
position 2.<
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.<
Adaptive Head Light*
The concept
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.
Activating Adaptive Head Light
In ignition key position 2, turn the
light switch to the position 'Automatic headlamp control', refer to
page 85.
So that oncoming traffic is not dazzled,
Adaptive Head Light is
High beams/roadside
parking lamps
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
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 switched off, press the
lever in the desired direction 3, past the
resistance point.
Fog lamps
> not active when the vehicle is reversing
> only active toward passenger's side
when stopped.
Malfunction
The LED beside the symbol for automatic
headlamp control flashes. The Adaptive
Head Light has a malfunction or has failed.
Have the system checked as soon as possible.
The parking lamps or low beams
must be switched on for the fog
lamps to operate. The green indicator lamp 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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Instrument lighting
To avoid discharging the battery, all of
the vehicle's interior lamps are automatically extinguished approx. 15 minutes
after the ignition is switched off.<
Driving tips
The reading lamps are beside the interior
lamp.
You can turn them on and off using the
buttons 2 located next to the lamps.
At a glance
Reading lamps
Controls
If the automatic headlamp control is
activated, the low beams will come on
automatically when you switch on the fog
lamps.<
Navigation
Turn the serrated dial to adjust the illumination intensity.
Communications
Entertainment
Interior lamps
Control of the interior lamps, footwell
lamps, door entry lighting, courtesy lamps *
and sill panel lighting* is automatic.
Switching interior lamps on and off
manually
Briefly press button 1.
To revert to normal operation, briefly press
the button.
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Mobility
If you want the interior lamps to remain off
continuously, maintain pressure on the button for approx. 3 seconds.
A congenial climate
A congenial climate
1
Airflow directed toward the windshield
and side windows
6
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
2
Air for the upper body region
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 92
7
Adjusting the air volume manually
8
Switching off automatic climate control
9
Switching cooling function on and off
manually
3
Air to footwell
12 AUTO program
4
Setting the temperature, left side of
passenger compartment
13 Outside air/AUC Automatic recirculated-air control/recirculated air
5
Maximum cooling
10 Setting the temperature, right side of
passenger compartment
11 Residual heat mode
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You can adjust the air volume
by turning. You can reactivate
the automatic mode for the air
volume with the AUTO button.
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.
Temperature adjustment
The figures on the display provide a general indication of interior temperature. A pleasant
adjustment is 72 7/226.
When you start the vehicle, this
At a glance
Controls
Adjusting air volume manually
Driving tips
All other setting options for the automatic
climate control can be found at "Climate"
and in the menu on the Control Display,
refer to pages 90 and 91.
The current setting for air distribution is displayed on the Control Display.
This program quickly removes
ice and condensation from the
windshield and front side windows.
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 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
You can respond to unpleasant
odors or pollutants in the immediate environment by temporarily suspending the supply of outside air.
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16 Air grill for interior temperature sensor –
please keep clear and unobstructed
Entertainment
15 Rear window defroster
Defrosting windows and removing
condensation
Communications
comes on
> Independent ventilation switched on:
The indicator lamp
flashes
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> Activation time set:
The indicator lamp
system ensures that the selected temperature is achieved as quickly as possible. It
then maintains this temperature, regardless of the season.
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A congenial climate
rently within the vehicle. AUC executes this
function automatically.
Switching off automatic climate
control
Press the button repeatedly to run through
the following control sequence:
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.
> Indicator lamps off: outside air flows
into the vehicle continuously
> 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
> Left indicator lamp on, recirculated-air
mode: the supply of outside air into the
vehicle is continuously blocked.
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.<
Settings using Control Center
Ignition key:
> 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:
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 as of ignition key position 2.
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.
2. Move the controller to the left to open
"Climate".
You can set the following:
> Separate air distribution for driver and
front passenger
> 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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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
2
Airflow for the upper body
3
Air to footwell
To select the front 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.
Controls
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
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Setting intensity of AUTO program
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Airflow directed toward the windshield
and side windows, driver's side only
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1
2. Select the field by moving the controller
and turn the controller to adjust the air
distribution.
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3. Select the desired field by moving the
controller and turn the controller to
adjust the air distribution.
At a glance
1. Select "Vent settings and press the
controller
To switch on the automatic air distribution
for the front passenger:
Move the controller to the right.
6. Press the controller.
Convertible program
When the convertible top is opened, the
convertible program can also be selected.
In the convertible program, the automatic
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The program handles adjustment of the air
distribution, separately for the driver and
passenger side.
Mobility
The automatic air distribution is
switched on.
A congenial climate
climate control is optimized for driving with
the convertible top open. In addition, the air
supply is increased as the speed increases.
You can select a display of more detailed
information in the service requirement display, refer to page 65.
If the convertible program has been
selected, it is automatically active every
time the top is opened.
Independent ventilation
The effect of the convertible program
can be greatly enhanced if the wind
deflector is fitted.<
The independent ventilation blows air into
the passenger compartment to lower interior temperatures.
Ventilation
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.
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.
Do not drop any foreign bodies into
the vent outlets, as otherwise these
could be catapulted outwards and lead to
injuries.<
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.
Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
The independent ventilation is ready for
use at any outside temperature up to ignition key position 1.
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:
1. Open "Climate"
2. Select "Ventilation" and press the controller
3. Select "Automatic ventilation" and
press the controller
4. Select "Parked car ventilation" and
press the controller.
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.
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Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open "Climate"
The independent ventilation is only
available for activation within the subsequent 24 hours. After that, the time must
be reactivated.<
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Preselecting activation times
2. Select "Ventilation" and press the controller
Controls
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"
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5. Select the time and press the controller.
The first time setting is highlighted
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6. Turn the controller to make the adjustment
7. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The next adjustment is highlighted
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8. Make the remaining adjustments. After
the last adjustment, the time is stored.
Activating activation timer
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Move the controller to the left or right to
select "Time 1" or "Time 2" and press the
controller.
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The activation time is activated.
Practical interior accessories
Practical interior accessories
Integrated universal remote
control*
HomeLink is a registered trademark owned
by Johnson Controls, Inc.
Programming
The concept
The integrated universal remote control
replaces up to three different hand-held
transmitters for various items of radio-controlled equipment such as door openers
and house alarm systems. The integrated
universal remote control registers and
stores signals from the original hand-held
transmitters.
The signal of an original hand-held transmitter can be programmed on one of the
three memory buttons 1. Then the respective device can be actuated with the memory button 1 programmed for its use with
the ignition key in position 2. The indicator
lamp 2 flashes to confirm transmission of
the signal.
If you sell your vehicle one day, delete the
saved programs beforehand for your own
security, refer to page 95.
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.<
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 Sports Activity Vehicle
Center or call 1-800-355-3515.
You can also visit these websites:
www.bmwusa.com or
www.homelink.com.
1
Memory buttons
2
Indicator lamp
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
1. Ignition key in position 2
2. When using for the first time: press both
outer buttons 1 for approx. 20 seconds,
maintaining pressure until the indicator
lamp 2 starts to flash. 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 button 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 lamp 2 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.
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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, maintaining pressure until the
indicator lamp 2 starts to flash. All three
memory buttons are cleared.
The memory of individual memory buttons 1 cannot be cleared.
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Glove compartment
Opening
1. Park your vehicle within the range of the
remote-controlled equipment
2. Program the integrated universal
remote control as described above at
Fixed-code hand-held transmitters
3. Locate the button at the receiver of the
equipment to be set, e.g. on the drive
4. Press the button on the receiver of the
equipment to be set. After step 4, you
have approx. 30 seconds for step 5
Closing
Fold the cover up.
To prevent injury in the event of an
accident while the vehicle is being
driven, close the glove compartment
immediately after use.<
Rechargeable flashlight*
The flashlight is located on the left side of
the glove compartment.
The flashlight can remain there continuously.
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Communications
Programming will be easier with the
aid of a second person.<
Press button. The glove compartment
opens automatically and the lamps come
on.
Mobility
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:
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Alternating-code hand-held
transmitters
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If the device cannot 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 hand-held
transmitters.<
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The equipment can be used in ignition key
position 2.
Controls
5. Press the programmed memory
button 1 of the integrated universal
remote control three times.
Driving tips
The corresponding memory button 1 is
now programmed with the signal of the
original hand-held transmitter.
Practical interior accessories
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.<
Storage compartments
Storage compartment behind center
armrest
Center armrest
A storage compartment is located in the
armrest between the front seats. This compartment is integrated in the central locking
system and can also be locked separately
using the hotel function, refer to page 30.
To open the cover:
Pull the left button. The cover opens and
can be folded upwards.
Depending on the version, there can be a
corresponding cradle* for the telephone or
portable phone.
Height adjustment
To open, raise the cover at the left or right
edge. The compartment contains the cup
holder and the lock for the hotel function,
refer to page 30.
Other compartments and nets
Other compartments are in the doors as
well as in the front center console *.
Ticket pockets are located in the sun
visors.
Storage nets are located on the backrests
of the front seats and in the passenger
footwell*.
Another storage option is located in the
luggage compartment in the right side
panel. If you wish, this is also suitable for
storing the onboard documentation.
The center armrest can be set in 2 stages.
Coupe: clothes hooks
Pull the right button:
Move the armrest upwards or downwards
and lock it in the desired position.
To fold down, press at the top edge.
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
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Cup holders
Press the opened cover beyond the resistance point, refer to arrow:
The ashtray rises for removal.
Cigarette lighter
Do not place glass containers in the
cup holders. This would lead to an
increased risk of injury in the event of an
accident.<
Ashtray
In ignition key position 2, press in the cigarette lighter.
Remove as soon as the lighter jumps back
out.
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, for example, children are unable to use the cigarette lighter
and burn themselves.<
Communications
The removable cup holder can be inserted
in the side of the center console.
Entertainment
Navigation
The compartment of the rear center console contains a built-in and removable cup
holder.
Controls
At a glance
Emptying
Driving tips
could cause personal injury to occupants
during braking or evasive maneuvers.<
Opening
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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Socket
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Press the trim strip of the cover.
Practical interior accessories
Socket
In front passenger footwell
4. Open the loading flap and use the magnetic holder to secure it to the rear
panel.
Access to the socket:
Fold the cover upwards.
To store the ski bag, perform the above
steps in reverse order.
Ski bag*
Ensure that the skis are clean before
loading them into the bag. Take care
to avoid damage from sharp edges.<
Designed for safe, convenient transport of
up to 2 pairs of standard skis or one snowboard.
The ski bag itself plus the additional capacity provided by the luggage compartment
make it possible to transport skis with a
length of up to 6.9 ft/2.10 m.
Loading
1. Press the button downwards and pull
the filler element forwards
Securing load
After loading, secure the ski bag and its
contents. To do so, tighten the retaining
belt at the buckle.
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.<
To refit the filler element, insert the
two steps in the strip and press back
the filler element. Make sure that you do
not damage the rear seat upholstery.<
2. Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper allows more convenient access to stored objects and can
also be left open to allow the ski bag to
dry
3. Press the button in the luggage compartment
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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.
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 4500 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 60.
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.
Clutch
The function of the clutch is only at its optimized level after a distance driven of
approx. 300 miles/500 km. During this
break-in period, engage the clutch gently.
After component replacement
You should also comply with these break-in
procedures should the components mentioned above need to be replaced at a later
point.
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.
Brake system
Before driving into a car wash
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.
Fold in the exterior mirrors manually, as
otherwise they could be damaged due to
the width of the vehicle.
Hydroplaning
When driving on wet or slushy roads,
reduce road speed. If you do not, a
wedge of water can form between tires and
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Your BMW is equipped with ABS as standard. The best way to achieve optimized
braking response from the ABS is to apply
maximum pressure to the brake pedal in
situations where this is required: panic
stops. Since the vehicle maintains steering
responsiveness, you can nevertheless
avoid possible obstacles with a minimum
of steering effort.
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.
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.<
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.
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Braking safely
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
page 59. This strategy helps you avoid
placing excessive loads on the brake system.
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
To prevent overheating and thus
reduced efficiency of the brake system, downshift to a gear in which only minimal brake applications are needed when
descending long or steep downhill
stretches. Even light but consistent pedal
pressure can lead to high temperatures,
brake wear and possibly even brake failure.<
Mobility
The risk of hydroplaning increases as the
tread depth of the tires decreases, also
refer to Tire tread on page 167.
Hills
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road surface. This phenomenon is referred
to as hydroplaning, and is characterized
by a partial or complete loss of contact
between the tires and the road surface, ultimately undermining your ability to steer
and brake the vehicle.<
Things to remember when driving
Mobile communication devices in
vehicle
BMW advises against using mobile
communication devices, e.g. portable
phones, in the inside of the vehicle without
a direct connection to an external antenna.
Otherwise, the vehicle electronics and
mobile communication device can influence one another. It is not ensured that the
waves emitted during transmission are led
out of 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.<
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.<
4. The resulting figure equals the available
amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity.
For example, if the XXX amount equals
1400 lbs. and there will be five 150-lbs.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount
of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 650 lbs.:
1400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in step 4
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
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
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.
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 lbs. or
YYY kg
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> Load heavy cargo as far forward and
as low as possible, placing it directly
behind the bulkhead behind the rear
seats
If required, you can use the pad e.g. to
transport dirty or soiled objects. The rubberized side is washable and has an antislip effect.
> Cover sharp edges and corners.
Securing cargo
Communications
> Heavy-duty cargo straps* for securing
larger and heavier objects are available
at your BMW center. Four lashing eyes
fitted in the luggage compartment are
used to secure these heavy-duty cargo
straps, refer to arrows
> Please observe the special instructions
supplied with the heavy-duty cargo
straps.
Mobility
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 190, as excessive
loads can pose a safety hazard, and may
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> Use the luggage net* or securing straps
to hold down small and lightweight luggage and cargo
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Pad on base of luggage
compartment
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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
maneuver.<
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Stowing cargo
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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
Opening 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 120.
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Mobility
The contents of the assistance window is
continually updated as you drive.
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Navigation
The current position of your BMW is displayed.
Communications
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
Destination entry
Destination entry
In entering your destination you can select
from among the following options:
> Entering a destination manually, see
below
> Selecting destination using information,
refer to page 113
> Selecting from among recent destinations, refer to Destination list, page 113
> Selecting destination from address
book, refer to page 114.
After selecting your destination you can
proceed to start the destination guidance,
refer to page 118.
Entering a destination
manually
The system supports the wordmatch principle to make it easier for you to enter the
names of streets or towns/cities. 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 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 last 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.
To delete entered digits or letters:
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 digits 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 letter 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 destination guidance is not to be started
immediately:
Select "Add to destination list" and press
the controller.
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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
Destination entry
The destination is saved in the destination
list, refer to page 113.
Selecting destination using
map
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.
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 apply the address in the destination list and start the 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 using
information
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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Entertainment
> "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
1. Select "Navigation" and press the controller
Communications
> "On location"
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Mobility
> "On destination"
Reference
4. Select the destination 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
Destination entry
> To display information on the destination:
Select "Information on destination"
Storing destinations in address book
> To change the entry:
Select "Edit", for operation, refer to
Entering town/city of destination or
zip code, page 111
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 store 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 113.
Address book
Opening 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 the entry.
For operation, refer to Entering a destination manually, page 110
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 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 110
Destination entry
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/cities. 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/cities and streets the system will
complete them automatically as soon
as enough letters are available to
ensure unambiguous identification
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Mobility
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 110
3. Select "Start guidance" and press the
controller.
1
Estimated time of arrival
2
Distance to the destination on the calculated route
3
Route criterion
4
Switch voice instructions 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
> Repeat the voice instruction
> Cancel 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 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 49:
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 from 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
apply 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 destination guidance does not
apply 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
> 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.
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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 the CD player
1
> Control Center
Sound output for Entertainment on/off,
volume
> Buttons on the steering wheel, refer to
page 11.
> Press: switch on/off.
When you switch on, the last set
radio station or CD track is played
Buttons on CD player
> Turn: adjust 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 scan
> 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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Adjusting tone
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 each audio source,
other settings can be made, e.g. on the
radio: updating stations with best
reception, storing stations, setting the
tone, playing stations.
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 settings
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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" or "Tone" and press the controller.
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 spatial sound:
Select "Off" and press the controller.
Controls
2. Press the controller to open the
Radio
Radio
Your radio provides reception of 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 132.
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 132
> "Presets":
Stations you have stored, refer to
page 132.
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To stop the scan:
1. Move the controller forwards to change
fields
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 the 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
fields
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 the 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:
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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 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
fields
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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2. Select the desired station
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
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.
At a glance
Controls
Entertainment
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
Driving tips
1. Select "Presets" and press the controller
Navigation
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
2. Select the Weather Band station and
press the controller.
It can occur that the Weather Band station
is not available in some regions.
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 tone 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*
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The stations 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 have the channels enabled:
Dial the telephone number or, in the
case of equipment with two drives,
select the telephone 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 have the channels disabled:
Dial the telephone number or, in the
case of equipment with two drives,
select the telephone number and press
the controller.
4. Press the controller.
Selecting and storing channel
1. Select "SAT" and press the controller.
The channels are displayed.
These channels are enabled.
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6. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
7. Select "Play" and press the controller.
2. Select a menu item:
At a glance
Channels are shown on the Control Display sorted on the basis of various
selection criteria
> "Presets":
Up to twelve channels you have
stored
> "Categories":
All channels sorted by category, e.g.
news, jazz
Additional information
Navigation
The name of the channel and additional
information on the current track are displayed, e.g. the name of the artist.
3. Press the controller
Artist
2
Track
3
Album*
Storing channel
1. Select desired channel
3. Select "Store" and press the controller.
Mobility
Select a channel marked with this
symbol
"Presets" is displayed
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5.
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
Communications
1
Entertainment
4. If "Categories" has been selected:
Select the desired category and press
the controller.
The channels of this category are displayed
Driving tips
Controls
> "All channels"
Radio
4. Turn the controller to select a memory
location and press the controller.
The channel is stored. The stations 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.
Notes
When there is a signal blockage or the
transmission is suspended momentarily for
more than 4 seconds, a message appears
on the Control Display.
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.<
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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
The start menu is opened
1. Fill the CD magazine and insert, refer to
page 140
2. Control Center, for principle details,
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 an
MP3 content. 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
Equipment with two drives:
The upper drive is 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
3. Move the controller backwards to open
"Entertainment"
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
1. Select directory if necessary
4. Select "CD" and press the controller
5. Select the desired CD and press the
controller.
2. Select the music track and press the
controller
At the end of the last track, the next CD will
be selected.
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.
3. Select "play" and press the controller.
Selecting a track
To change the directory:
Select directory and press the controller.
Buttons on the CD player:
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.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Select a track by turning the controller.
To exit the menu:
Select
and press the controller.
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1. Select "Set" and press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
To stop repetition:
Press the controller, select "repeat track"
and press the controller.
Track sample 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:
At a glance
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Controls
The current music track on the CD is
repeated.
Driving tips
Repeating a track
1. Press the controller once again
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
To stop repetition:
Press the controller, select "Repeat" and
press the controller.
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
2. Select "scan directory" and press the
controller.
The system automatically plays a brief
sample from each of the tracks in the current directory.
To stop the scan:
1. Press the controller once again
2. Select "scan directory" and press the
controller.
Mobility
This cancels the scan, and the selected
track remains.
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
2. Select "repeat track" and press the
controller.
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The current music track on the CD is
repeated.
Entertainment
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
Communications
This cancels the scan, and the selected
track remains.
Navigation
2. Select "Scan" and press the controller.
CD player and CD changer
Random play sequence
CD magazine
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.
To stop the random mode:
Press the controller, select "Random" and
press the controller.
The BMW CD changer for six CDs is
installed in the glove compartment.
If you have a CD with MP3 content:
Removing CD magazine
1. Select the current music track and
press the controller
To insert or remove CDs from the CD magazine 1, you must first remove it from the
CD changer:
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.
To stop the random mode:
Press the controller, select "random directory" and press the controller.
1. Press button 2.
The CD magazine 1 is ejected
2. Remove the CD magazine.
Inserting/removing CDs from
CD magazine
Fast forward/reverse
Buttons on the CD player:
Press and hold the button for the corresponding direction.
The tracks can be heard, but the sound is
distorted.
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 a CD slot with the labeled
side facing upwards.
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
inserted 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 Caring for
your vehicle brochure.
At a glance
Mobility
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
and is no longer ejected.<
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Controls
Entertainment
Safety notes
Driving tips
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.
Navigation
Malfunctions
Reference
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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 notes
For your own safety
Your 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 stationary.<
Using the phone in your vehicle
Using a portable phone while driving
is now illegal in many states and cities. 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 phone 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 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 gas 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 gas
stations, chemical factories and other
areas where an explosion potential exists.
Never use your 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 wireless 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 use 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 adjust the cradle to the portable
phone:
Slide the switch 2 toward the front or
rear if necessary
Operating options
> The steering wheel, refer to page 11
> The Control Center, refer to page 146
> Voice control, refer to page 151.
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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Communications
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
Coupe:
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:
Convertible:
> Entering unlock code
> Dialing a phone number
> Phone book
> Top 8
> Redialing
> Displaying accepted calls
> Displaying missed calls
> Text messages/SMS.
The hands-free microphone is located near
the interior rearview mirror or on the steering column.
The hands-free system is activated whenever you establish or receive a call using:
> The button on the steering wheel
> The Control Center
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
> Voice control.
Volume adjustment
2. Move the controller forwards to open
"Communication".
Turn the button during a call to select the
desired volume.
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Select "Accept" and press the controller.
Rejecting a call
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.
To delete an incorrect digit:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
Select "Reject" and press the controller.
The caller is diverted to your mailbox if this
has been activated.
Driving tips
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
Controls
At a glance
Accepting a call
if you are asked to enter the Unlock Code
by a message on the Control Display:
Calling
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.
To delete an incorrect digit:
Move the controller to the right to select
and press the controller
4. Select "Dial number" and press the
controller.
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Receiving calls
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.
Reference
2. Select "Dial" and press the controller
Communications
Entertainment
3. Select "Confirm unlock code" and
press the controller.
Navigation
Entering unlock code
Telephoning
Dialing from phone book
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
Ending a call
1. If necessary, select the telephone number
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller.
An alphabetical listing of all the entries
in the phone book appears on the Control Display.
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
3. Select the desired entry
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 inserting the portable phone 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:
1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
2. Select "A - Z" and press the controller
3. Select the desired entry
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> "Top 8"
5. Select "Add digits" and press the controller
> "Received calls"
> "Redial"
> "Missed calls"
Controls
7. Select "Dial number" and press the
controller.
Lists
Your phone stores phone numbers you
have dialed and calls you missed. If the
caller is entered in the phone 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. Press the controller
4. Select the desired entry
Driving tips
6. To supplement the phone number:
select digits individually and press the
controller
At a glance
4. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
Four lists are available:
> "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.
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.
Entertainment
6. Select "Call" and press the controller.
The system dials the number.
Communications
> "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
Mobility
> "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
Dialing from a list
To select an entry and establish a connection:
2. Select the list:
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1. Select "Phone" and press the controller
Telephoning
Deleting entire list
1. Select an entry from the list
2. Press the controller.
Other menu items are displayed
3. Select "Delete all numbers" and press
the controller.
The list is deleted.
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.
Touch tone dialing
Touch tone numbers are required for
access to network services or to control
devices, e.g. remote access to an answering machine.
The number of text messages that can be
stored depends on the memory capacity of
your BMW portable phone.
Displaying text messages/SMS
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
3. Select "Keypad" and press the controller
2. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed.
4. Select the desired digits and press the
controller.
Each digit is sent immediately.
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Deleting text messages/SMS
1. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed
2. Select "Options" and press the controller
3. Select "Delete" and press the controller.
The text message of the portable phone
is deleted.
Operation by voice control*
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}.
Canceling operation via voice
control
Briefly press the
wheel
or
button on the steering
{Cancel}.
In dialogs where text of any kind can be
spoken, e.g. a name, canceling is only possible using the button. Voice control dialog is automatically interrupted when an
incoming call is received.
Voice commands
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.
Symbols used
At a glance
Controls
3. Select "Call sender" and press the controller.
The selected sender is called.
2. Speak voice commands.
Driving tips
2. Select "Options" and press the controller
1. Briefly press the button on the steering wheel.
A sound signal indicates operating
readiness
Navigation
1. Select the desired text message and
press the controller.
The text message is displayed
In ignition key position 2:
Entertainment
Calling sender
Voice commands
Communications
To close the text message:
Move the controller forwards to select
and press the controller.
{...} Identifies voice commands.
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Mobility
{{...}} Identifies instructions generated
by the system.
Telephoning
An example: dialing a phone number
Start the dialog:
Briefly press the
wheel.
button on the steering
Voice command
Response
{Dial number}
{{Please say the number}}
e.g. {123 456 7890}
{{123 456 7890. Continue?}}
{Dial}
{{Dialing number}}
Volume adjustment
Correcting unlock code
You can adjust the volume for the instructions from the system:
After the sequence of digits has been
repeated by the system, the unlock code
can be corrected.
1. {Correct number}.
The block of digits is deleted
2. Speak the new unlock code on
request
3. {Send unlock code}.
Deleting unlock code
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}.
{Delete number}.
Canceling operation
{Cancel}.
Calling
Dialing a phone number
1. {Dial number}.
The dialog for establishing a telephone connection is called up
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.
The dialog for entering the unlock
code is started
2. Speak unlock code
3. {Send unlock code}.
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The command {Correct number} can be
repeated as often as you like.
1. {Read phone book}.
The dialog for reading the phone
book is called up
Deleting input
2. {Dial number} when the desired
entry is read out.
{Delete} is used to delete all the digits
entered so far.
Redialing
Voice phone book
{Redial} dials the last phone number
dialed.
Storing an entry
An entry always consists of a name and
phone number.
1. {Save name}.
The dialog for storing a name is
called up
2. Speak name and repeat entry upon
request.
The duration of the name in the
phone book must not exceed
approx. 2 seconds
3. Speak the phone number upon
request
4. To save the phone number:
{Save}.
Deleting an entry
You can delete any entry from the voice
phone book.
1. {Delete name}.
The dialog for deleting an entry is
called up
2. Speak the name on request
3. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}.
At a glance
Deleting all entries
{Delete phone book} deletes all entries in
the phone book.
1. {Delete phone book}.
The dialog for deleting the phone
book is called up
2. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}
3. Confirm the repeated prompt with
{Yes}.
Selecting an entry
Entertainment
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.
Communications
{Correct number}.
The digits are deleted.
Controls
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:
Driving tips
Reading out and selecting entries
After the last spoken sequence of digits
has been repeated by the system, you can
delete this sequence of digits.
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Correcting phone number
The connection to the phone number of the
selected entry is established.
2. Speak the name on request
3. Confirm the prompt with {Yes}.
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1. {Dial name}.
The dialog for selecting an entry is
called up
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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For you to be able to use the services of
TeleService or BMW Assist, these must be
enabled.
Leave the ignition key in position 1 during
the entire operation.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Many functions of BMW Assist depend on
the individually agreed contract. The data
transmission, e.g. of CBS Condition Based
Service, is different in individual countries.
At a glance
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1. Press button.
The start menu is opened
BMW Assist
BMW Assist provides you – in addition to
TeleService – with other services, e.g. the
position data of your vehicle can be transferred to the BMW Assist emergency call
center if an emergency call is started.
Controls
Enabling TeleService or BMW Assist
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TeleService supports you in communicating with your 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
functions of TeleService are country-specific: the data on the service status of your
vehicle or on legally mandated inspections
is transmitted on a country-specific basis
either automatically before they fall due or
simultaneously when you call your BMW
center. Your BMW center will be glad to
provide more detailed information.
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.
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
Communications
TeleService
Driving tips
TeleService * , BMW Assist *
Requirements
The installed car phone is logged on to a
portable telephone network. This network
must be able to transmit the services.
5. Select "Service Status" and press the
controller
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The subscriber agreement must be completed successfully before using the BMW
Assist services.
TeleService, BMW Assist
Automatic service notification*
The data on the service status of your vehicle or on legally mandated inspections is
transmitted automatically directly to your
BMW center prior to the due date. You can
check when the BMW center is notified.
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
1. Open the start menu
6. Select "Enable services" and press the
controller.
TeleService and, if applicable, BMW
Assist is enabled; data exchange with
the service center starts.
Enabling takes a few minutes. The status is
displayed on the Control Display. If you
open another menu, the enable process
continues to run in the background.
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
4. Select "Service requirements" and
press the controller
5. Select "Service notification" and press
the controller.
These services are enabled.
Services offered
The following special aspects apply to the
services of TeleService and BMW Assist:
> The range of services offered is country-dependent
> Voice contact is established or data are
transferred in dependence on the
equipment and the country. In some
countries, both are possible
> The data that is transferred can be the
vehicle data, your current position or
the data of CBS Condition Based Service.
Breakdown assistance
You can call Roadside Assistance * of the
BMW Group should you require help in the
event of a breakdown.
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
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center or BMW Customer Relations
At a glance
Contact to Roadside Assistance will be
established.
For information related to your vehicle, call
the BMW Customer Relations.
4. Select "BMW Service" and press the
controller
Control Center, for principle details, refer to
page 16:
Controls
You can contact your BMW center, e.g. to
arrange a service appointment.
2. Press the controller to open the
menu
3. Select "Service" and press the controller
4. Select "BMW Service" and press the
controller
Driving tips
1. Open the start menu
5. Select the desired BMW center
> "Customer Relations"
6. Press the controller
If the current position can be determined, the current vehicle location is
displayed
Contact to the desired BMW center is
established.
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6. Select "Start service" and press the
controller.
7. Select "Start service" and press the
controller.
Communications
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5. Select "Roadside Assistance" and
press the controller.
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> "Service Request"
TeleService, BMW Assist
Adapting TeleService or
BMW Assist
To enable roaming:
1. Open the start menu
2. Press the controller to open the
Displaying and updating services
You will be informed about the changes in
the scope of TeleService or BMW Assist. 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 "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.
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.
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
So that you are able to use the services of
TeleService or BMW Assist in other countries, the foreign providers must support
them.
In addition, the services offered must be
transmitted to your vehicle. You can do this
in the following ways:
Use of TeleService or BMW Assist is
blocked. To lift the block, re-enabling is
required, refer to page 155. This does
not affect the contractual agreements.
Automatic service notification can be disabled separately. Contact your BMW center for assistance.
Enable TeleService and, if applicable,
BMW Assist once again to re-establish.
> Update services
> Enable roaming.
The range of foreign services is transferred automatically. This can involve
additional costs.
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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
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5. Select "Profile" and press the controller.
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Communications
To adapt the color designation and the
license plate number, contact your BMW
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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.<
Observe following when refueling
When handling fuels always observe
any safety guidelines posted at the
filling station.<
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.<
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
> results in premature pump shutoff
> can lead to reduced efficiency in the
fuel-vapor recovery system.
To open and close: briefly press the rear
edge of the fuel filler door.
The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle
clicks off the first time.
Fuel tank capacity
Manual release
Approx. 18.5 US gallons/70 liters, including
the reserve capacity of approx. 2.1 gallons/
8 liters.
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.<
Closing fuel filler cap
In the event of an electrical malfunction in
the system, you can release the fuel filler
door manually:
In the luggage compartment, pull the knob
with the gas pump symbol on the right side
panel.
Fit the cap and turn it clockwise until you
clearly hear a click.
Close the fuel filler cap carefully after
refueling, continuing 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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At a glance
Warning lamp* lights up.
Fuel filler cap is not properly closed
or is missing. Check whether the
fuel filler cap is properly closed.
Fuel specifications
Controls
The engine uses lead-free gasoline only.
Required fuel
Premium Unleaded Gasoline,
Minimum Octane Rating: 91.
Driving tips
Minimum Octane Rating corresponds to
the Anti Knock Index AKI and is determined according to the so-called (R+M)/
2 method.
Do not use leaded gasoline, as otherwise the lambda probe and catalytic
converter will be permanently damaged.<
Navigation
Use high-quality brands
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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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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
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.<
Wheels and tires
Wheels and tires
Tire inflation pressure
Inflation pressure for other tire sizes
Information for your safety
The tables below provide all the correct
inflation pressures for the specified tire
sizes at ambient temperature.
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 the tire inflation pressure regularly and correct it if necessary: 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
stability, but also lead to tire damage and
the risk of an accident.<
For correct identification of the right
tire inflation pressure for your tires,
observe the specifications for the corresponding tire size.<
Observe tire size
The specified pressures apply to tire sizes
approved by BMW and recommended tire
makes; your BMW center will be glad to
provide information.
Checking tire inflation pressure
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.
After correcting the inflation pressure(s), always reinitialize the Flat Tire
Monitor, refer to page 79.<
Inflation pressures for original tires
The tires must be at ambient temperature.
The inflation pressures, provided on a label
affixed to the B-pillar, are visible when the
driver's door is open.
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All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in psi/
kilopascal with cold tires –
cold = ambient temperature
245/45 R 18 96 V,H M+S
29/200
32/220
33/230
Front: 245/45 R 18 96 W
Rear: 275/40 R 18 99 W
Front: 245/40 R 19 94 W
Rear: 275/35 R 19 96 W
Front: 245/35 R 20 91 Y
Rear: 275/30 R 20 93 Y
39/270
29/200
–
33/230
–
–
32/220
–
39/270
29/200
–
33/230
–
–
32/220
–
39/270
29/200
–
33/230
–
–
32/220
–
39/270
More details on the permitted load and weights can be found on page 190.
Controls
Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Driving tips
Tire size
At a glance
645Ci Coupe
645Ci Convertible
All pressure specifications in
the table are indicated in psi/
kilopascal with cold tires –
cold = ambient temperature
245/45 R 18 96 V,H M+S
32/220
38/260
39/270
Front: 245/45 R 18 96 W
Rear: 275/40 R 18 99 W
Front: 245/40 R 19 94 W
Rear: 275/35 R 19 96 W
Front: 245/35 R 20 91 Y
Rear: 275/30 R 20 93 Y
32/220
–
39/270
–
–
38/260
–
46/320
32/220
–
39/270
–
–
38/260
–
46/320
32/220
–
39/270
–
–
38/260
–
46/320
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46/320
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Pressure specifications in psi/kPa
Communications
Tire size
Wheels and tires
Tire identification marks
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Knowledge of the labeling on the side of
the tire makes it easier to identify and
choose the right tires.
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width.
For example:
Tire size
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
e.g.
205/60 R 15 91 W
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
Speed letter
T = up to 118 mph/190 km/h
H = up to 131 mph/210 km/h
V = up to 150 mph/240 km/h
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 Quality Grades
Treadwear
Traction AA A B C
Temperature A B C
All passenger car tires must conform
to Federal Safety Requirements in
addition to these grades.<
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified 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.
DOT code:
Traction
e.g.
DOT xxxx xxx 1204
Manufacturer code
for tire make
Tire size and tire design
Tire age
Tire age
The tire's date of manufacture is indicated
on the sidewall:
DOT ... 1204 indicates that a tire was manufactured in week 12 of the year 2004.
BMW recommends for various reasons,
including beginning brittleness, replacing
all tires after 6 years at the latest, even if a
tire age of 10 years is possible.
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.<
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You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the
side of the tire, refer to page 168.
M+S
Winter and all-season tires.
These have better winter properties than
summer tires.
Tire condition
Before driving off, inspect your tires for
tread wear, signs of damage and foreign
objects lodged in the tread, and 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
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.<
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Tire damage
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RSC – run-flat tires
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. The tread is then no
longer visible at these points.
Communications
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.<
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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.
increased risk of high-speed hydroplaning,
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 0.157 in/4 mm, to ensure continued
safety you should always have such tires
replaced.
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Wheels and tires
Run-flat tires
of the damaged tire. Reduce speed and
stop as soon as possible. Do not continue
driving. Contact your BMW center.<
New wheels and 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 with tire damage
can continue, depending on the vehicle
load and the severity of the tire damage, at
a maximum speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
You can estimate the possible mileage for
continued driving on the basis of the following general indications:
> 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, 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
and altered natural steering characteristics.
If unusual vibrations occur while the vehicle
is being driven, this can indicate final failure
You can find out the right wheel-tire combination from your BMW center. It is another
vital factor in ensuring reliable operation of
various vehicle systems such as ABS and
DSC. Have the wheel and tire assemblies
balanced every time either a wheel or a tire
is replaced.
Only have new wheels and tires
mounted by a specialist. If this work is
performed inexpertly, there is a danger of
damage and associated safety risks.<
Retreaded tires
BMW does not recommend the use of
retread tires, as otherwise driving
safety may be reduced. 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 a flat tire, always remember to have
the specified wheel and tire combination
remounted on the vehicle as soon as possible.
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In the event of replacement, use run-flat
tires, refer to page 168, as there is no spare
wheel available for flats.
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.
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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 using
these approved, narrow-link snow chains.
These snow chains are approved exclusively for use in pairs on the rear wheels
with the tire size 245/45 R 18.
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.
Do not initialize the Runflat Indicator
after mounting snow chains.
When you are driving with snow chains, it
can be beneficial to switch off DSC briefly,
refer to page 77.<
Driving tips
Run-flat tires
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.
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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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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.
the required professional knowledge and
specialized equipment.<
Communications
Recommended tire sizes and makes
Run-flat tires
If you switch from summer to winter tires,
or vice versa, use run-flat tires, refer to
page 168, as in the event of a flat tire there
is no spare tire available. Your BMW center
will be glad to advise you.
Observing speed ratings
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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
Under the hood
Under the hood
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 performed inexpertly, there is a danger of
damage and associated safety risks.<
Hood
Closing
Close the hood from a height of approx.
16 in/40 cm with momentum. It must be
clearly heard to engage.
Releasing
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 you are driving
your vehicle, you should stop at once and
close it securely.<
Pull the lever located under the left side of
the instrument panel.
Opening
Press the release handle and open the
engine hood.
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Brake fluid reservoir, located beneath
the microfilter cover, refer to page 173
4. The oil should extend to between the
two marks on the dipstick.
3
Dipstick for engine oil, refer to
Checking oil level
The engine oil consumption is dependent
on driving style and driving conditions.
4
Starting-aid terminal, refer to page 184
5
Washer fluid reservoir of the headlamp
and windshield cleaning systems, refer
to page 62
6
Expansion tank for coolant, refer to
page 172
Engine oil
Checking oil level
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface with
the engine at operating temperature
2. After approx. 5 minutes, pull the
dipstick 3 out and wipe it off with a
clean lint-free cloth, paper towel, or
similar material
The oil quantity between the centers of the
two marks on the dipstick, refer to arrows,
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.
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3. Carefully push the dipstick all the way
into the guide tube and pull it out again
Mobility
Filler neck for engine oil, refer to
Topping up engine oil
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Driving tips
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At a glance
Engine compartment
Under the hood
Topping up engine oil
Viscosity ratings
Viscosity is the oil flow rating as defined in
SAE classes.
The selection of the correct SAE class
depends on the climatic conditions in the
area where you typically drive your BMW.
Approved oils are in SAE classes
5W-40 and 5W-30.<
These oils may be used for driving in all
ambient temperatures.
Wait until the level has dropped to just on
the lower dipstick mark before adding oil.
In this area a message also appears on the
Control Display.
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.
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.
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 environmental rules and regulations when
disposing of used coolant additives.<
Checking coolant level
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.
BMW engines are designed to operate without additives, and their use
could even lead to damage in some
cases.<
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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4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant
up to the specified level – do not overfill
5. Turn the cap until you hear a click
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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, BMW is unable to
assume continued responsibility for the
vehicle's operating safety if non-approved
pads are installed.<
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3. The coolant level is correct when the
measuring range of the fill level indicator is at the level of the upper edge of
the filler neck, also refer to the drawing
next to the filler neck
6. Have the reason for the coolant loss
eliminated as soon as possible.
Driving tips
Brake system
Malfunction
Brake fluid
Entertainment
Navigation
The warning lamp lights up in red
in spite of the handbrake being
released; a message appears on
the Control Display.
Stop the vehicle immediately.
The brake fluid in the reservoir has fallen to
below the minimum level. At the same time,
a significantly longer brake pedal path is
noticeable. Have the system checked
immediately by a BMW center.
Warning lamp for Canadian models.
Communications
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
Warning lamp for Canadian models.
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Mobility
The warning lamp lights up in red
in spite of the handbrake being
released; a message appears on
the Control Display. The brake pads have
reached their minimum pad thickness.
Have the brake pads replaced as soon as
possible.
Maintenance
Maintenance
The BMW maintenance
system
> Brake fluid
> Spark plugs
> Vehicle check
> Legally required tests depending on
local regulations.
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.
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.
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 required intervals:
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.
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.<
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.<
> Engine oil
> Brakes, front and rear separately
> Microfilter/activated-charcoal filter
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
Important information on care and maintenance of your BMW is contained in the
Caring for your vehicle brochure.
Rules and regulations
Rules and regulations
California laws
OBD connector
Proposition 65 Warning
California laws require us to issue the following warning:
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of
automobile components and parts,
including components found in the interior
furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects and
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash your hands after handling.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that
have caused cancer in laboratory animals.
Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.<
Event Data Recorders
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 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.
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.
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.
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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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
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.<
Replacing components
Replacing components
Onboard tool kit
Never touch the glass on new bulbs
with your bare fingers, as even minute
amounts of contamination will burn into the
bulb's surface and reduce its service life.
Use a clean cloth, napkin etc., or hold the
bulb by its metal socket.<
You can obtain a selection of replacement
bulbs at your BMW center.
The onboard tool kit 1, the screw-in tow
fitting 2 and spare fuses and a pair of plastic tweezers 3 are stored in the luggage
compartment. Fold up the cover located
under the floor mat.
Windshield wiper blades
When working on the lighting system
you should always switch off the
lights affected to prevent short circuits.
To avoid possible injury or equipment damage when changing bulbs, observe any
instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.<
When performing maintenance on the
headlamps, comply with the instructions in
the separate Caring for your vehicle brochure.
In the case of bulbs where the
replacement is not described, please
consult your BMW center.<
Xenon lamps
To replace, fold the wiper arm up and hold.
Press the locking lugs together while pushing the wiper blade out of the detent toward
the front.
Lamps and bulbs
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.
The service life of these lamps 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 continue driving under
poor visibility conditions by switching on
your fog lamps and proceeding carefully,
where allowed by law.
To avoid the risk of potentially fatal
injuries: owing to the extremely high
voltages at which these units operate, service work on the xenon lighting system
should only be carried out by a BMW center.<
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Turn signal lamp 1
The illustration shows the front left side of
the engine compartment.
Bulb 21 watts, WY 21 SV
1. The lever shown:
2. Press the bulb holder from above to
release it
3. Remove the bulb holder
4. Remove and replace the bulb.
Parking lamps
Bulb 10 watts
Bulb holder and reflector are one unit
and are replaced together.<
1. Turn the bulb holder 2 to the right and
remove
2. Press the detent on the plug connector,
pull off the bulb holder and replace.
Front turn signal, sidemarker
> Left turn signal: press upwards
Controls
2. Remove the bulb holder towards the
rear
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
Turn signal lamp 2
Bulb 21 watts, WY 21 SV
The bulb of the turn signal lamp 2 can be
replaced via a cover at the front of the
wheel well.
The illustration shows the left side of the
vehicle.
1. Turn the steering all the way to lock to
obtain access to the cover, refer to
illustration
2. Remove the cover by unscrewing the
two bolts with an open-end wrench
from the onboard tool kit
Mobility
Your BMW is equipped with two turn signal
lamps per side in the front. Turn signal
lamp 1 can be replaced via the engine
compartment, and turn signal lamp 2 via
the wheel well.
> Right turn signal: press downwards
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1. Remove the cover cap 1 by pressing
the tab and removing the cover cap
upward
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Bulb 55 watts, H 7
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The illustration shows the front right side of
the engine compartment.
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High beams
At a glance
High beams, parking lamps
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3. Location of the bulb holder of turn signal lamp 2, refer to arrow
Replacing components
4. Turn the bulb holder to the left and pull
out
5. Remove and replace the bulb.
Sidemarker
Bulb 5 watts, WY5W ST
The bulb can be replaced via a cover at the
front of the wheel well, refer to the description for turn signal lamp 2.
1. The bulb holder of the sidemarker lamp
is located toward the outside of the
vehicle next to the bulb holder of turn
signal lamp 2
1
Turn signal
2
Roadside parking, rear and brake lamp
3
Backup lamp
2. Turn the bulb holder to the left and pull
out
4
Reflector
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
Rear turn signals
Side turn signals
Bulb 21 watts, PY 21 W
The illustration shows the recess on the left
side of the luggage compartment.
Bulb 5 watts, WY 5 W
1. Press against the front edge of the lamp
with the tip of your finger, then push it to
the rear, release the detent at the front
and take it off the trim strip
2. Turn the bulb holder 90 5 to the left and
remove
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
1. Remove the cover
2. Unclip the bulb holder and remove
3. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while
turning it to the left for removal and
replacement.
License plate lamps
Tail lamps
The roadside parking, rear and brake
lamps are LEDs. The backup lamps
are fitted with longlife bulbs. Please contact a BMW center in case of a malfunction.<
Bulb 5 watts, WY 5 W
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Car jacking points
At a glance
1. Push a screwdriver from the left under
the lamp and lever up the lamp to the
right
2. Turn the bulb holder 90 5 to the left and
remove
You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
symbol containing the letters RSC on the
side of the tire, refer to Run-flat tires on
page 167.
If you switch from summer to winter tires,
or vice versa, use only run-flat tires, as in
the event of a flat there is no spare tire
available. Your BMW center will be glad to
advise you.
Also refer to New wheels and tires,
page 168.
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 switched off. For the connections, refer to Jump-starting on
page 184.
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.<
Power cut
After a temporary power cut, e.g. with a
discharged battery, the features of some
equipment are limited and it has to be reinitialized. Individual settings are also lost
and have to be updated:
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Battery care
Entertainment
Your BMW is equipped with run-flat tires as
standard. An immediate wheel change in
the event of a flat tire is therefore no longer
required.
Battery
Communications
Changing a wheel
You can obtain a suitable car jack as
an accessory at your BMW center.<
Mobility
Do not remove the covers, and never
stare into the unfiltered light several
hours, as irritation of the retina could
result.<
The jacking points for the car jack are
located in the positions shown.
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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.
Driving tips
Light-emitting diodes LEDs
Controls
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
Replacing components
> Active steering
The system is deactivated and has to be
initialized, refer to page 80. Until then,
greater steering wheel movement is
required
In luggage compartment
> Seat, mirror and steering wheel
memory
The position must be newly stored,
refer to page 44
> Time and date
The settings must be updated, refer to
page 73
> Radio
Radio stations have to be stored again,
refer to page 132
Fold up the cover under the floor mat and
remove the bracket for the onboard tool kit.
Information on the fuse assignment 1 and
additional fuses 2 are provided there.
> Navigation system
Wait to see what happens with the
functional capability, refer to page 122.
Fuses
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 overloading
of the wiring, ultimately resulting in a fire in
the vehicle.<
Information on the fuse assignment is
located below the bracket for the onboard
tool kit, see below.
In glove compartment
1. Press the button on the back in the center of partition 1 and pull out the partition upwards, arrow 2
2. Press the coupling downwards,
arrow 3, and fold the lid 4 forwards.
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2. Press the emergency call switch for
at least 2 seconds.
> The emergency call system is operable.
Coupe: emergency call button.
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.
Convertible: emergency call button.
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 155.
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. However, the BMW Assist response center may
then still be able to hear you.
Under certain conditions, an emergency
call is started automatically immediately
after a severe accident. The automatic
emergency call is not affected by the button being pressed.
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For technical reasons, the emergency
call cannot be guaranteed under
unfavorable conditions.<
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> The car phone is logged on to a
portable telephone network
Driving tips
> Ignition key as of position 1
1. To open the protective cover of the
emergency call button:
Briefly press the protective cover
Conditions for an emergency call:
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Initiating an emergency call
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Emergency call*
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Giving and receiving assistance
Giving and receiving assistance
Warning triangle*
To refit the filler element, insert the
two steps in the strip and press back
the filler element. Make sure that you do
not damage the rear seat upholstery.<
The warning triangle can be found in the
luggage compartment on the left side.
Comply with legal requirements
requiring you to carry a hazard warning triangle in the vehicle.<
First-aid kit*
The first-aid kit is located in the filler element of the rear seat backrest.
1. Press the button downwards
2. Remove the filler element in a forward
direction
Some of the articles contained in the
first-aid kit have a limited service life.
For this reason, check the expiration dates
of each of the items regularly and replace
any whose expiration dates have passed.
You can find replacements in any pharmacy.
Comply with legal requirements requiring
you to carry a first-aid kit in the vehicle.<
Roadside Assistance*
The Roadside Assistance of the BMW
Group offers you breakdown assistance
around the clock, including on weekends
and public holidays.
The phone numbers of the Roadside Assistance in your home country can be found in
the BMW Dealer Directory.
In the case of vehicles with BMW Assist or
TeleService, you can call the Roadside
Assistance of the BMW Group directly for
breakdown assistance via the Control Center, refer to page 156.
Jump-starting
3. Remove the first-aid kit.
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.<
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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.
Starting engine
1. Start the engine on the support vehicle
and allow it to run for several minutes at
increased speed
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 171. 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
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
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.<
Driving tips
To avoid personal injury from sparks,
always observe this sequence when
connecting jumper cables.<
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
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Connecting jumper cables
Your BMW has a special nut as body
ground or negative pole.
Towing and tow-starting
Always observe all applicable towing
laws and regulations.<
Never allow passengers to ride in a
towed vehicle for any reason.<
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There must not be any contact
between the bodies of the two vehicles, as otherwise there is a danger of
shorting.<
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3. Switch off any consumer units in both
vehicles.
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2. Switch off the engine of the vehicle providing assistance
Communications
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
Controls
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Preparing
Giving and receiving assistance
Using tow fitting
The threaded tow fitting is stored in the tool
kit mounted on the inside of the luggage
compartment under the floor mat, refer to
page 178, and should always remain in the
vehicle. It can be screwed in at the front or
rear of the BMW.
then requires increased effort for braking
and steering. The active steering is deactivated; when stopped and in the low speed
range greater steering wheel movements
are required.<
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.
To avoid damage to the tow fitting
and the vehicle, observe the following: only use the tow fitting that comes with
the vehicle and screw it in as far as possible. Only use the tow fitting to tow on the
roadway. Avoid heavy lateral loading of the
tow fitting, e.g. do not lift the vehicle by the
tow fitting.<
Vehicles with manual transmission
Access to screw thread
Selector lever in position N.
Rectangular cover in bumper:
Press the arrow symbol of the cover.
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.<
Front
Gearshift lever in idle position
Vehicles with automatic
transmission
Vehicles with SMG Sequential
manual transmission
With the ignition switched on, engage
selector-lever position N, then switch off
the ignition.
Towing methods
Rear
In some countries, towing with tow bars or
ropes in public traffic is not permitted.
Familiarize yourself with all regulations on
towing in the respective country.
With tow bar
The towing vehicle may not be lighter
than the vehicle to be towed, as otherwise it will not be possible to control
vehicle response.<
Being towed
Even if there is a failure in the electrical system, make sure that the ignition key is in position 1, as otherwise the
steering wheel could lock and it would be
impossible to steer the vehicle. There is no
power assist with the engine stopped. This
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
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With tow-rope
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.<
5. Stop at a suitable location, remove the
tow bar or rope and switch off the hazard warning flashers
6. Have the vehicle checked.
At a glance
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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With tow truck
4. Have the vehicle tow-started with the
clutch pedal completely depressed and
slowly release the clutch. After the
engine starts, depress the clutch pedal
completely again
Controls
Secure the tow bar on the tow fitting
only. Otherwise damage could result
on other vehicle parts.<
3. Engage the 3rd gear, vehicles with
SMG, see below
Driving tips
> When mounted at an angle, the tow bar
will exert lateral forces, tending to push
the vehicle sideways.
Have the BMW transported with a tow
truck with a so-called lift bar or on a load
bed.
Communications
Do not lift vehicle by tow fitting or
body and chassis parts, as otherwise
damage may result.<
Tow-starting
Do not tow-start vehicles with an
automatic transmission.
Jump-starting, refer to page 184.<
Mobility
Only tow-start vehicles with a catalytic
converter with the engine cold. It is better
to jump-start the engine, refer to page 184.
1. Switch on the hazard warning flashers,
comply with country-specific regulations
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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 a well as
the manual's index.
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Technical data
Technical data
Engine specifications
645Ci
Displacement
Number of cylinders
cu in/cmm
Maximum output
at engine speed
hp
rpm
Maximum torque
at engine speed
lb ft/Nm
rpm
268.4/4,398
8
325
6,100
330/450
3,600
Weights
645Ci Coupe 645Ci Convertible
Curb weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission / SMG
lbs./kg
Approved gross weight
with manual transmission
with automatic transmission / SMG
lbs./kg
Load
3,781/1,715
3,792/1,720
4,178/1,895
4,189/1,900
4,619/2,095
4,630/2,100
4,960/2,250
4,971/2,255
lbs./kg
838/380
772/350
Approved front axle load
lbs./kg
2,271/1,030
2,381/1,080
Approved rear axle load
lbs./kg
2,513/1,140
2,381/1,080
15.9/450
–
10.6/300
12.4/350
Luggage compartment capacity
cu ft/l
Convertible: with convertible top compartment floor up, refer to page 32
Never exceed either the approved
axle loads or the gross vehicle weight.
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Mobility
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning circle diameter: 37.4 ft/11.4 m.
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Controls
At a glance
Coupe: dimensions
Technical data
Convertible: dimensions
All dimensions in inches/mm. Minimum turning circle diameter: 37.4 ft/11.4 m.
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Fuel tank
Reserve
gal/liters
gal/liters
approx. 18.5/70 Fuel specification: page 163
approx. 2.1/8
Window and headlamp
washer system
quarts/liters
approx. 5.3/5
Engine oil and filter change quarts/liters
8.5/8
At a glance
Capacities
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Mobility
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
BMW High Performance
Synthetic Oil
Oil grades: page 172
Controls
For details: page 62
Short commands of the voice command system
Short commands of the
voice command system *
With short commands you can carry out
certain functions directly, regardless of
which menu item is selected.
The following lists important short commands of the voice command system.
Communication
Function
Command
Opening the telephone 146
{Phone}
Dialing phone number 147
{Dial number}
Displaying the phone book 148
{A to Z}
Selecting from the phone book 148
{Dial name}
Displaying "Top 8" 149
{Top 8}
Redialing 149
{Redial}
Displaying "Received calls" 149
{Received calls}
Displaying "Missed calls" 149
{Missed calls}
Displaying "SMS" 150
{SMS}
Opening BMW Assist 155
{BMW Assist}
Navigation
Function
Command
Displaying the current position 109
{Current Position}
Opening the destination entry 110
{New destination}
Displaying "Input map" 112
{Input map}
Opening "Information" 113
{Destination input with Information on
location}
Displaying the destination list 113
{Last destinations}
Displaying the address book 114
{Address book} or
{Destination from address book}
Displaying the route criteria 116
{Route preference}
Displaying the arrow view 119
{Map Arrow display}
Displaying the route map 120
{Map view}
{Map facing north} or
{Map direction of travel}
Changing scale 120
{Scale ... kilometers}
Displaying streets and town/cities of the
route 120
{Route list}
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Command
{Onboard info}
Displaying the trip computer 70
{Trip computer}
Opening the speed limit 71
{Limit}
Opening the stopwatch 72
{Stopwatch}
Controls
Function
Displaying the computer 70
At a glance
Onboard information
Entertainment
Command
Opening the tone setting 127
{Tone}
Switching on radio 130
{Radio on}
Opening "FM" 130
{FM}
Opening "AM" 130
{AM}
Opening "All stations" 130
{FM All stations}
Selecting the radio station 130
{Station} name
Opening "Presets" 130
{FM presets} or
{AM presets}
Selecting stored stations 130
{Station ...}
Opening "Manual" 131
{FM manual} or
{AM manual}
Manual station selection 131
{Frequency 87 ... 107 Point 0 ... 9}
Opening the radio station with the best
reception 132
{AM Autostore}
Opening "CD" 137
{CD}
Selecting a CD 137
{CD 1...6}
Selecting a track 138
{Track ...}
Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Driving tips
Function
Climate
Command
Opening "Vent settings" 90
{Vent settings}
Opening "Parked car ventilation" 92
{Parked car operation}
Opening "Automatic ventilation" 92
{Automatic ventilation}
Displaying the activation times 93
{Activation time}
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Function
Short commands of the voice command system
menu
Function
Command
Opening "Door locks" 27, 29
{Door locks}
Opening "Steering wheel buttons" 49
{Steering wheel buttons}
Opening "Lighting" 60, 85
{Light settings}
Opening "Communication interface" 155
{Communication interface}
Opening "BMW Service settings" 155
{BMW Service settings}
Opening "BMW Service" 157
{BMW center}
Opening "Service requirements" 65, 156
{Service requirements}
Opening "Service" 65, 156
{Service}
Displaying "Check Control messages" 68
{Check Control messages}
Opening "Display settings" 72
{Display settings}
Adjusting the brightness of the Control
Display 72
{Brightness}
Opening "Units" 72
{Units}
Opening "Languages" 73, 119
{Language}
Opening "Time" 73
{Time}
Opening "Date" 74
{Date}
Opening "Climate control" 91
{Climate control}
Opening "PDC" 75
{PDC}
Opening "FTM" 79
{FTM}
Opening "Entertainment settings" 127
{Entertainment settings}
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Driving tips
Navigation
Entertainment
ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– malfunction 78
– warning lamp 13, 78
Acceleration assistant with
SMG 60
Accessories, refer to
Your individual vehicle 5
Activated-charcoal filter 92
"Activation time" for
independent
ventilation 93
Activation times 93
– entering 93
Active roll stabilization 78
Active steering 80
– initializing the system 80
– warning lamp 13, 80
Adapting the temperature
in the upper body
region 91
Adaptive brake lamps, refer
to Brake Force Display 80
Adaptive Head Light 86
"Add digits" for portable
phone 149
"Address book" for
navigation 114
Address for navigation
– deleting 115
– entering 110
– selecting 115
– storing current
location 114
"Add to destination
list" 111
"AM", reception
range 127, 130
Antenna for portable
phone 144
Antifreeze
– coolant 172
– washer fluid 62
Antilock Brake System,
ABS 76
Anti-theft alarm system,
refer to Alarm system 32
Anti-theft system 27
Anti-trapping mechanism
– glass roof 36
– power windows 35
Approved axle loads, refer
to Weights 190
Approved gross vehicle
weight, refer to
Weights 190
Armrest, refer to
Center armrest 96
Arrival time, refer to
Computer 70
Arrival time, refer to
Starting destination
guidance 118
"Arrow display" 119
Ashtray 97
Assistance systems, refer
to Driving stability control
systems 76
Assistance window 19
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 89
"Audio" 128
Audio 126
– adjusting the tone 127
– controls 126
– switching on/off 126
– volume 127
Communications
A
Adjusting the temperature
with automatic climate
control 89
Adjusting the thigh
support 43
"After opening door" 44
"After unlocking" 44
Airbags 81
– deactivating, Coupe 51
– indicator lamp 82
– sitting safely 42
Air distribution
– automatic 89
– manual 90
Airing, refer to
Ventilation 92
Air recirculation, refer to
Automatic recirculatedair control 89
"Air recirculation on /
off" 49
Air vents, refer to
Ventilation 88
Air volume 89
AKI, refer to Fuel
specifications 163
Alarm system 32
– avoiding unintentional
alarms 33
– interior motion sensor 33
– switching off alarm 32
– switching off tilt alarm
sensor and interior
motion sensor 33
– tilt alarm sensor 33
All around the center
console 14
All around the steering
wheel 10
"All channels" 135
"All doors" 27
All-season tires, refer to
Winter tires 169
Altering stretch of road 120
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
Automatic
– air distribution 89
– air volume 89
– cruise control 62
– curb monitor 45
– headlamp control 85
– service notification 156
– station search 131
– steering wheel
adjustment 49
– storing stations 132
Automatic car wash 102
– also refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Automatic climate
control 88
– automatic air
distribution 89
– convertible program 91
– settings using Control
Center 90
– switching off 90
"Automatic programs" 91
Automatic recirculated-air
control, AUC 89
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– convenience start 55
– Dynamic Driving
Control 59
– interlock 54
– kickdown 59
– selector lever interlock 58
– shiftlock 58
– starting engine 55
– towing 186
– tow-starting 187
– warning lamp 59
"Automatic ventilation" 92
AUTO program with
automatic climate
control 89
"Autostore" on the
radio 130, 132
"AUTO" with automatic
climate control 91
Average fuel
consumption 69
– setting units 72
Average speed 69
"Avoid ferries" for
navigation 116
Avoid freeways for
navigation 116
"Avoid highways" for
navigation 116
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 33
"Avoid tollroads" for
navigation 116
Axle loads, refer to
Weights 190
"A - Z" 148
B
Backrests, refer to
Seats 43
Backup lamps, refer to
Reverse gear 56
– replacing the bulbs 180
Balance, refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
Balance adjustment in
audio mode
– right/left 128
Bass, refer to
Adjusting the tone 127
"Bass", refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
Battery 181
– in the remote control 26
– jump-starting 184
Being towed 186
Belts, refer to
Safety belts 47
Beverage holder, refer to
Cup holders 97
Black ice, refer to
Ice warning 64
Blower, refer to
Air volume 89
BMW Assist 155
– enabling 155
– services offered 156
BMW maintenance
system 174
"BMW Service" 157
"BMW Service
settings" 155
Bore, refer to
Engine data 190
Bottle holder, refer to
Cup holders 97
Brake Assistant, refer to
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 78
Brake fluid 173
– warning lamp 173
Brake Force Display 80
Brake hydraulic
system 173
Brake lamps
– replacing the bulbs 180
– two-stage brake lamps 80
Brake pads 173
– break-in procedure 102
Brake pedal, refer to
Brakes 103
Brake rotors 103
Brakes 103
– ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– brake fluid 173
– Brake Force Display 80
– brake pads 102, 173
– break-in procedure 102
– handbrake 55
Brake system 102
– brake fluid level 173
– brake pads 173
– brake rotors 103
– break-in procedure 102
– warning lamp 13, 78, 173
Brake wear warning
– brake pads 173
– warning lamp 173
Breakdown assistance 156
Breakdown services, refer
to Roadside
Assistance 184
Breaking-in the clutch 102
Breaking-in the
differential 102
Break-in procedures 102
"Brightness" 72
Buttons on the steering
wheel 11
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Driving tips
Navigation
Entertainment
Communications
Center armrest
– adjusting the height 96
– front 96
Center console 14
"Central locking" 27
Central locking system 26
– from inside vehicle 29
Changes, technical, refer to
For your own safety 6
Changing a wheel 181
Changing the language on
Control Display 73
Changing the
measurement units on the
Control Display 72
Changing wheels 181
CHECK button 68
Check Control 66
"Check Control
messages" 68
Check Gas Cap 162
Checking the air pressure,
refer to Tire inflation
pressure 164
Child's seats, refer to
Child-restraint
systems 52
Child-restraint system 51
Chrome parts, care, refer
to the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
Cigarette lighter 97
Cleaning, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Cleaning windshield, refer
to Wiper system 61
"Climate" 90
"Climate control" 91
Clock 64
– 12/24 hour mode 73
– setting time and date 73
Closing
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
Clothes hooks, Coupe 96
Cockpit 10
Cold start, refer to
Starting the engine 54
"Communication" 146
Mobility
California laws
– Event Data
Recorders 176
– Proposition 65
Warning 176
"Call" 148
Call
– accepting 147
– display accepted 149
– ending 148
– in absence 149
– starting 147
Calling
– from phone book 148
– from the Top 8 list 149
– redialing 149
– refer to telephone
Owner's Manual 96
"Call sender" 151
Can holder, refer to
Cup holders 97
Capacities 193
Car battery, refer to
Battery 181
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 175
Cargo, securing 105
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 jacking points 181
Car keys, refer to
Key set 26
Car phone 145
– location, refer to
Center armrest 96
– refer to
Portable phone 144
– refer to separate
Owner's Manual
Car radio, refer to
Radio 130
Car wash 102
– also refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Catalytic converter, refer to
Exhaust system 102
"Categories" 135
CBC Cornering Brake
Control 76
CBS Condition Based
Service 174
"CD" 127, 137
CD changer 137
– adjusting the tone 127
– controls 126
– fast forward/reverse 140
– installation location 140
– playing a track 139
– random play
sequence 140
– repeating a track 139
– selecting a CD 137
– selecting a track 138
– switching on/off 126
– volume 127
CD player 137
– adjusting the tone 127
– controls 126
– fast forward/reverse 140
– playing a track 139
– random play
sequence 140
– repeating a track 139
– selecting a track 138
– switching on/off 126
– volume 127
Reference
C
Everything from A to Z
"Communication
interface" 155
Compact disc
– refer to CD changer 137
– refer to CD player 137
Computer 69
– clock, 12/24 hour
mode 73
– displays on Control
Display 69
– hour signal 73
"Concert hall" 128
Condition Based Service,
CBS 174
"Confirmation" 28
Confirmation signals for
locking and unlocking 28
"Confirm unlock code" 147
Connecting a vacuum
cleaner
– refer to Lighter socket 97
– refer to Power socket 97
Consumption display, refer
to Average fuel
consumption 69
"Continue guidance to
dest.?" 119
Control Center 16
– adjusting the
brightness 72
– assistance window 19
– automatic climate
control 90
– changing settings 18, 72
– changing the menu
page 18
– confirming selection or
entry 18
– controller 16
– display, menus 16
– language selection 73
– menu guidance 17
– menu item selection 18
– operating elements 16
– selecting units of
measurement and display
format 72
– setting time and date 73
– start menu 17
– status information 19
– symbols 17
Control Display 16
Controller, refer to
Control Center 16
Controls, refer to
Cockpit 10
Convenience operation
– convertible top 27, 29
– glass roof 27, 29
– windows 27, 29
Convenience start, refer to
Starting engine 54, 55
Convertible program for
automatic climate
control 91
Convertible top 37
– care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
– convenience operation 29
– emergency closing 39
– manual closing in the
event of an electrical
malfunction 39
– opening and closing 38
Coolant 172
– level 172
Cooling, maximum 89
Cornering Brake Control,
CBC 76
Country of destination for
navigation 110
Courtesy lamps 87
Cruise control 62
Cruising range 69
Cup holders 97
Curb weight, refer to
Weights 190
"Current position" 109
Current position
– displaying 109
– entering 114
– storing 114
"Customer Relations" 157
Cylinders, refer to
Engine data 190
D
Dashboard, refer to
Cockpit 10
Data 190
– capacities 193
– dimensions 191
– engine 190
– weights 190
"Date" 74
Date 64
– setting 74
"Date format" 74
Daytime driving lamps 85
DBC Dynamic Brake
Control 78
Deactivating front
passenger airbag,
Coupe 51
Decommissioning the
vehicle, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
Defect
– convertible top 39
– door lock 29
– fuel filler door 162
– glass roof 36
– luggage compartment
lid 30, 31
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 58
Defrosting windows 89
Defrosting windows and
removing
condensation 89
Defrosting windshield, refer
to Defrosting windows 89
Defrost position, refer to
Defrosting windows 89
"Delete address book" for
navigation 116
"Delete address" for
navigation 115
"Delete all numbers" for
portable phone 150
"Delete data" for
navigation 116
"Delete" for portable
phone 149
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Navigation
Easy Entry, refer to
Entry to the rear 46, 52
EBV Electronic brake-force
distribution 76
"Edit address" for
navigation 115
Eject button, refer to
Buttons on CD player 126
Electrical malfunction
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
– convertible top 39
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 162
– glass roof 36
– luggage compartment
lid 31
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 58
Electric steering wheel
adjustment 48
Electronic brake-force
distribution, EBV 76
Emergency assistance,
refer to Roadside
Assistance 184
Emergency call 183
Emergency operation, refer
to Manual operation
– convertible top 39
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 162
– glass roof 36
– luggage compartment
lid 30, 31
Entertainment
E
Communications
DVD for navigation 108
Dynamic Brake Control,
DBC 78
Dynamic Driving Control 59
"Dynamic route" for
navigation 116
Dynamic Stability Control,
DSC 77
Dynamic Traction Control,
DTC 77
Mobility
Displacement, refer to
Engine data 190
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 181
Distance, refer to
Computer 70
Distance to destination,
refer to Computer 70
Distance warning, refer to
PDC Park Distance
Control 75
"Dist. to destination" 70
Door entry lighting 87
Door keys 26
Door lock 29
"Door locks" 27
Doors
– manual operation 29
– remote control 27
DOT Quality Grades 166
Draft-free ventilation 92
"Driver's door only" 27
Driving lamps, refer to
Parking lamps/
low beams 85
Driving notes 102
Driving route, refer to
Displaying the route 119
Driving stability control
systems 77
Driving through water 103
Driving tips, refer to
Driving notes 102
Drying the air, refer to
Cooling function 89
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
– indicator lamp 13, 77
DTC Dynamic Traction
Control 77
– activating 77
– indicator lamp 13, 77
Reference
Destination address
– deleting 115
– entering 110
Destination for navigation
– destination list 113
– entry 110
– selecting from address
book 115
– selecting using
information 113
– storing 114
Destination guidance 118
– bypassing route
sections 120
– canceling voice
instructions 50
– changing specified
route 116
– displaying route 119
– distance and arrival 118
– interrupting 118
– starting 118
– terminating/
continuing 118
– voice instructions 119
– volume of voice
instructions 119
Destination list 113
Destinations recently
driven to 113
"Dial" for portable
phone 147
"Dial number" 147
Digital clock 64
Dimensions
– Convertible 192
– Coupe 191
Dipstick for engine oil 171
Directional indicators, refer
to Turn signals 60
Direction announcements,
refer to Voice
instructions 119
Direction instructions, refer
to Voice instructions 119
Directory, refer to
Phone book 148
Directory for navigation,
refer to Address
book 114
Disc brakes 103
Everything from A to Z
Emergency services, refer
to Roadside
Assistance 184
"Emission inspect." 66
"Enable services" 156
"End call" 148
Engine
– break-in procedure 102
– data 190
– speed 190
– starting 54
– starting difficulties 54
– switching off 55
Engine compartment 171
Engine coolant 172
Engine hood 170
Engine oil
– checking the oil level 171
– specified engine oils 172
– temperature 65
– temperature gauge 65
– topping up 172
Engine output, refer to
Engine data 190
Engine speed, refer to
Engine specifications 190
Engine starting, refer to
Starting engine 54
"Enter address" for
navigation 110
Entering activation times of
independent ventilation/
heating 93
Entering destination 111
Entering the address 110
Entering the
intersection 111
Entering the town/city for
navigation 111
Entering zip code for
navigation 111
"Entertainment" 127
"Entertainment
settings" 127
Entry map for
destination 112
Entry to the rear 46
"Equalizer", refer to
Adjusting the tone 129
"ESN" 134
ESP Electronic Stability
Program, refer to DSC
Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Exhaust system 102
Exterior mirrors 48
– automatic dimming
feature 48
– automatic heating 48
Eye for towing, refer to
Tow fitting 186
F
Fader, refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
Failure messages, refer to
Check Control 66
False alarms, refer to
Avoiding unintentional
alarms 33
False alarms with Flat Tire
Monitor 79
Fastening safety belts, refer
to Safety belts 47
Fastest route for
navigation 116
"Fast route" for
navigation 116
First aid, refer to
First-aid kit 184
First-aid kit 184
First-aid pouch, refer to
First-aid kit 184
Flashing on locking/
unlocking 28
Flashlight, refer to
Rechargeable
flashlight 95
Flat tire
– Flat Tire Monitor 79
– run-flat tires 80, 168
Flat Tire Monitor 79
– false alarms 79
– initializing the system 79
– limits of system 79
– malfunction 80
– warning lamp 80
Flooding, refer to
Water on roads 103
"FM", reception
range 127, 130
FM, waveband 130
Fog lamps 86
– indicator lamp 86
Folding up the convertible
top compartment floor,
convertible 32
Footwell lamps 87
Forward, fast
– CD changer 140
– CD player 140
For your own safety 6
Front airbags 81
Front head restraints 45
Front seat adjustment 43
"FTM" 79
Fuel
– average consumption 69
– display 65
– fuel specifications 163
– high-quality brands 163
– quality 163
– tank capacity 162
Fuel display, refer to
Fuel gauge 65
Fuel filler door 162
– releasing in the event of
an electrical
malfunction 162
Fuel gauge 65
Fuel specifications 163
Fuses 182
G
Garage-door opener, refer
to Integrated universal
remote control 94
Gasoline
– refer to Fuel
specifications 163
– refer to Required fuel 163
Gasoline display, refer to
Fuel gauge 65
Gear changes
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
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Ice warning 64
iDrive, refer to
Control Center 16
Ignition key 26
Ignition key positions, refer
to Ignition lock 54
Ignition lock 54
Increasing luggage
compartment capacity,
Convertible 32
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Communications
Handbrake 55
– indicator lamp 13, 55
Hands-free system 14, 146
Hazard warning flashers 15
Head airbags 81
Headlamp control,
automatic 85
Headlamp flasher 60
Headlamps
– care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
– cleaning, refer to
Wiper system 61
– replacing the bulbs 178
Head Light, refer to
Adaptive Head Light 86
Head-Up Display 83
Heated mirrors 48
Heated rear window 89
Heated seats 47
Heated steering wheel 49
Independent ventilation
– activating activation
timer 93
– setting the activation
time 93
– switching on and off
directly 92
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
– fastening safety
belts 13, 47
– Flat Tire Monitor 80
– fog lamps 11, 86
Indicator and warning
lamps, overview 13
Individual button
assignment options on
the steering wheel 49
Individual settings, refer to
Key Memory 26
Inflation pressure, refer to
Tire inflation
pressure 164
Inflation pressure
monitoring, refer to Flat
Tire Monitor 79
Information
– on another location 113
– on current location 113
– on destination
location 113
"Information" for
navigation 113
"Information on
destination" 114
Initiating an emergency
call 183
"Input map" 112
Installation location
– CD changer 140
– portable phone 145
Mobility
H
Heating
– exterior mirrors 48
– interior 88
– rear window 89
– residual heat mode 90
– seats 47
– steering wheel 49
Heating with engine
switched off, refer to
Residual heat mode 90
Heavy cargo, refer to
Securing the load 105
Height, refer to
Dimensions 191
Height adjustment
– seats 43
– steering wheel 48
High beams 86
– headlamp flasher 86
– indicator lamp 13
– replacing the bulbs 178
Hills 103
Holder for cups 97
Horn 10
Hotel function 30
Hot exhaust system 102
"Hour memo" 73
"House number" for destination entry 111
Hydraulic Brake Assistant,
refer to DBC Dynamic
Brake Control 78
Hydroplaning 102
– also refer to Minimum
tread depth 167
Reference
Gear display
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
Gearshift lever
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– manual transmission 56
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 56
General driving notes 102
Glass roof, electric with
raise function 35
– closing in the event of an
electrical malfunction 36
– convenience operation 29
– remote control 27
Glove compartment 95
GPS navigation, refer to
Navigation system 108
Grills, refer to
Ventilation 88
Gross vehicle weight, refer
to Weights 190
Everything from A to Z
Instructions for navigation
system, refer to
Voice instructions 119
Instrument cluster 12
Instrument illumination,
refer to Instrument
lighting 87
Instrument lighting 87
Instrument panel, refer to
Instrument cluster 12
Instrument panel lighting,
refer to Instrument
lighting 87
Integrated universal remote
control 94
Interesting destination 113
"Interim time" 72
Interior lamps 87
– remote control 28
Interior mirror, automatic
dimming feature 48
Interior rearview mirror 48
Interlock, refer to
Steering locked 54
Interlock on automatic
transmission 54
Intermittent mode of the
wipers 61
J
Jacking points 181
Joystick, refer to
Control Center 16
Jump-starting 184
K
Key Memory 26
"Keypad" 150
Keys 26
Kickdown
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
Knock control 163
L
Lamps, refer to Parking
lamps/low beams 85
Lamps and bulbs 178
"Languages" 73
– for navigation 119
Lashing down loads, refer
to Securing the load 105
Lashing eyes, refer to
Securing the load 105
Last destinations, refer to
Destination list 113
"Last seat pos." 44
LATCH child-restraint
fixing 52
LEDs light-emitting
diodes 181
Length, refer to
Dimensions 191
Letter symbol with portable
phone 150
License plate lamps,
replacing bulbs 180
Light-emitting diodes
LEDs 181
Lighter 97
Lighter socket 97
"Lighting" 60, 85
Lighting
– instruments 87
– vehicle, refer to Lamps 85
Lights on warning 85
Light switch 85
"Limit" 71
Loading
– securing the load 105
– stowing cargo 105
– vehicle 104
Location, navigation
drive 108
"Lock after driving" 29
Lock buttons in the doors,
refer to Locking 30
Locking
– from inside 30
– from outside 28
Locking and unlocking
doors
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
"LOGIC7", refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
Low beams 85
– automatic 85
– replacing the bulbs 178
Lower back support, refer
to Lumbar support 43
Luggage compartment
– capacity 190
– emergency release 31
– hotel function 30
– increasing the capacity,
Convertible 32
– opening/closing, refer to
Luggage compartment
lid 31
– opening from inside 31
– opening from outside 31
– opening with remote
control 28
Luggage compartment
lid 30
– emergency operation 31
– emergency release 31
– opening from inside 31
– opening from outside 31
– opening with remote
control 28
– unlocking manually 31
Lumbar support 43
LW, waveband 130
M
M+S tires, refer to
Winter tires 169
Maintenance, refer to the
Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for
US models or to the
Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for
Canadian models 174
Maintenance system 174
Malfunction warnings, refer
to Check Control 66
Manual air distribution 90
Manual mode with
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
"Manual" on the radio 131
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Octane numbers, refer to
Fuel specifications 163
Odometer 64
Oil
– additives 172
– capacity 193
– consumption 171
– dipstick 171
– level 171
– specified engine oils 172
Oil change intervals
– refer to Service
requirement display 65
– refer to the Service and
Warranty Information
Booklet for US models or
to the Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
Canadian models 174
Old batteries, refer to
Disposal 181
"On a new destination" for
navigation 113
Onboard computer, refer to
Control Center 16
"Onboard information" 70
Onboard tool kit 178
"On destination" 113
"On location" 113
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Navigation
O
Entertainment
"Navigation" 108
Navigation destination
– manual entry 110
– selecting via map 112
Navigation drive,
location 108
Navigation DVD 108
Navigation system 108
– address book 114
– bypassing route
sections 120
– destination entry 110
– destination guidance in
assistance window 109
– destination list 113
– displaying current
position 109
– entering a destination
manually 110
– looking for interesting
destination 113
– navigation DVD 108
– route display 119
– route list 120
– selecting destination
using information 113
– selecting destination
using map 112
– selecting route
criteria 116
– starting 108
– starting destination
guidance 118
– terminating/continuing
destination guidance 118
– voice instructions 119
– volume adjustment 119
Communications
N
"Navigation voice instructions on" 119
Neck support, refer to
Front head restraints 45
"New address" for
navigation 114
"New destination" 110, 112
"New route" 120
New wheels and tires 168
"Next entertainment
source" 49
Nozzles
– refer to Ventilation 88
– refer to Windshield
washer nozzles 61
Nylon rope, refer to Towstarting and towing 185
Mobility
Most recent portable phone
numbers 149
Multifunction steering
wheel MFL 11
Multifunction switch
– refer to Turn signals/
headlamp flasher 60
– refer to Wiper/washer
system 61
Music track, finding 139
"Mute on / off" 49
MW, waveband 130
Reference
Manual operation
– convertible top 39
– door lock 29
– driver's door 29
– fuel filler door 162
– glass roof 36
– luggage compartment
lid 30, 31
Manual transmission 56
Map
– changing scale 120
– destination entry 112
– facing north 120
"Map, direction of
travel" 120
"Map, facing north" 120
Master key with remote
control 26
Maximum cooling 89
Maximum speed with
winter tires 169
Memory
– refer to Key Memory 26
– refer to Seat, mirror and
steering wheel
memory 44
Menus, refer to
Control Center 16
Microfilter 92
Microphone
– for hands-free
system 146
– for portable phone 14
– for voice command
system 14
Mirrors 48
– automatic curb
monitor 45
– dimming feature 48
– heating 48
– memory, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel
memory 44
"Missed calls" 149
Missed calls 149
Mobile communication
devices in vehicle 104
Monitor, refer to
Control Center 16
"Monitor display on" 76
Everything from A to Z
Opening and closing
– from inside 29
– from outside 27
– rear window 35
– using door lock 29
– using the remote
control 27
Operation via voice control
for portable phone 151
– adjusting volume 152
– canceling 151
– correcting phone
number 153
– correcting unlock
code 152
– dialing a phone
number 152
– entering unlock code 152
– making a call 152
– redialing 153
– voice commands 151
– voice phone book 153
"Options" for portable
phone 151
Orientation menu, refer to
Start menu 17
Output, refer to
Engine data 190
Outside air, refer to AUC
Automatic recirculatedair control 89
Outside temperature
display 64
– changing unit of
measurement 72
– in the computer 72
P
Panic mode 28
Park Distance Control,
PDC 75
Parking, vehicle 55
Parking aid, refer to PDC
Park Distance Control 75
Parking brake, refer to
Handbrake 55
Parking lamps/
low beams 85
– replacing the
bulbs 178, 180
Parts and accessories,
refer to Your individual
vehicle 5
Passenger-side mirror tilt
function 45
"Pathway lighting" 85
Pathway lighting 85
"PDC" 76
PDC Park Distance
Control 75
"Phone" 147
Phone book 146
Phone numbers
– deleting in the phone
book 149
– dialing 147
– most recent numbers 149
– selecting in the phone
book 149
– Top 8 149
Plasters, refer to
First-aid kit 184
"play" in audio mode 138
Please fasten safety belt
warning lamp 47
Pollen, refer to Microfilter/
activated-charcoal
filter 92
Portable phone
– accepted calls 149
– adjusting volume 146
– battery 145
– calling 147
– call termination 148
– codes 147
– entering unlock code 147
– hands-free system 146
– installation position 96
– missed calls 149
– operation using
Control Center 146
– phone book 148
– redialing 149
– refer also to separate
Owner's Manual
– SMS 150
– Top 8 149
– touch tone dialing 150
– use in vehicle, refer to
Mobile communication
devices in vehicle 104
Position
– displaying 109
– storing 114
Power cut 181
Power failure, refer to
Power cut 181
Power windows, refer to
Windows 34
"Presets" on the
radio 130, 135
Pressure, tires 164
Pressure monitoring of
tires, refer to
Flat Tire Monitor 79
"Profile" 158
Protective function, refer to
Anti-trapping mechanism
– glass roof 36
– windows 35
R
Radio
– adjusting tone 127
– Autostore 132
– controls 126
– playing stations 131
– satellite radio 133
– selecting frequency
manually 131
– selecting
waveband 126, 130
– station search 131
– station selection 130
– station with best
reception 132
– storing stations 132
– switching on/off 126
– volume 127
– Weather Band 133
Radio-control key, refer to
Master key with remote
control 26
Rain sensor, refer to
Wiper system 61
"Random", random
sequence generator 140
"random directory" in audio
mode 140
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Safety belts 47
– damage 47
– sitting safely 42
– warning lamp 47
Safety belt tensioners, refer
to Safety belts 47
Safety systems
– ABS Antilock Brake
System 76
– airbags 81
– DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
– rollover protection
system, convertible 82
– safety belts 47
Satellite radio 133
– activating 134
– selecting channel 134
– storing channel 134
"SAT" on the radio 134
"Scan"
– playing stations 131
– playing tracks 139
Scan
– CD changer 139
– CD player 139
– radio 131
"scan directory" in audio
mode 139
Screen, refer to
Control Center 16
"Screen on / off" 49
Screw-on valve caps 181
Entertainment
S
Communications
"Route list" for
navigation 120
Route map 119
"Route preference" 116
Route selection 116
Run-flat tires 168
– continuing driving with a
damaged tire 168
– flat tire 80
– tire inflation
pressure 164, 168
– tire replacement 168, 169
– winter tires 169
Mobility
Replacement of tires,
changing a wheel 181
Replacing bulbs, refer to
Lamps and bulbs 178
Replacing wheels/tires 168
Reporting an accident,
refer to Initiating an
emergency call 183
Reporting safety defects 7
Reserve warning, refer to
Fuel gauge 65
"Reset"
– for stopwatch 72
– in audio mode 129
Residual heat mode 90
Restraint systems
– for children 51
– refer to Safety belts 47
Retreaded tires 168
Reverse, fast
– CD changer 140
– CD player 140
Reverse gear
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
– manual transmission 56
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
Road map 120
"Roadside Assistance" 157
Roadside Assistance 184
Roadside parking lamps 86
"Roaming" 158
Rollover protection system
on Convertible 82
– lowering 82
Rope, refer to Towing and
tow-starting 185
Rotary pushbutton, refer to
Control Center 16
Route
– bypassing sections 120
– changing 116, 120
– display 120
– displaying map 120
– displaying the arrow
view 119
– list 120
– selecting 116
– selecting criteria 116
Reference
Random play
– CD changer 140
– CD player 140
Reading lamps 87
Rear lamps, refer to
Tail lamps 180
Rearview mirror 48
Rear window defroster 89
"Received calls" 149
Receiving level of portable
phone, refer to Status
information 19
Reception
– quality 133
– radio stations 133
– regional station 132
Rechargeable flashlight 95
Recirculated-air mode,
refer to AUC Automatic
recirculated-air
control 89
Recirculation of air, refer to
AUC Automatic recirculated-air control 89
Reclining seat, refer to
Backrest 43
Recording times, refer to
Stopwatch 72
"Redial" for portable
phone 149
Redialing with portable
phone 149
Refueling 162
Releasing, engine
hood 170
"Relock door if not
opened" 29
Remaining distance
– refer to Computer 70
– refer to Cruising range 69
Remote control 26
– garage-door opener 94
– luggage compartment
lid 28
– malfunctions 28
"Repeat" in audio
mode 139
"repeat track" in audio
mode 139
Replacement fuses 182
Everything from A to Z
Screw thread for tow
fitting 186
Seats 43
– adjusting 43
– heating 47
– memory, refer to Seat,
mirror and steering wheel
memory 44
– sitting safely 42
– sports seat 43
– storing the setting 44
– thigh support 43
Securing load 98
"Select as destination" 113
"Select current speed" 71
Selecting audio sources,
refer to Operation using
Control Center 126
Selecting frequency
manually 131
Selecting menu items 18
Selecting new scale for
navigation system
display 120
Selecting route 116
Selection options with
navigation system 116
Selector lever
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– manual transmission 56
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 56
Selector lever interlock,
refer to Shiftlock
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 57
Sequential manual transmission, SMG 56
"Service" 65, 156
Service, refer to
Roadside Assistance 184
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US
models 174
"Service notification" 156
"Service Request" 157
Service requirement
display 65
– also refer to CBS
Condition Based
Service 174
"Service
requirements" 65, 156
"Service Status" 155
"Set date" 74
"Set" in audio mode 127
"Set service date" 66
"Set time" 73
Setting road-speed limit 71
Settings
– changing on the
Control Display 72
– configuring, refer to
Key Memory 26
Setting the time, refer to
Preselecting activation
time 93
"Set tire pressure" 79
Shifting gears with
automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
Short commands of the
voice command
system 194
"Short cut / Telephone" 49
Shortest route for
navigation 116
"Short route" for
navigation 116
"Show current
position" 112
"Show destination
position" 112
Side airbags 81
Side marker lamps,
replacing the bulbs 180
Side turn signals, replacing
the bulbs 180
Sill panel lighting 87
Sitting safely 42
– with airbags 42
– with safety belts 42
Ski bag 98
Sliding/tilt roof, refer to
Glass roof, electric with
raise function 35
SMG Sequential manual
transmission 56
– acceleration assistant 60
– convenience start 55
– Dynamic Driving
Control 59
– gear display 57
– kickdown 57
– overheating 58
– shiftlock 57
– towing 186
– tow-starting 187
– warning lamp 58
"SMS" 150
Snow chains 169
Socket
– for Onboard Diagnosis
interface 176
– in front passenger
footwell 98
– refer to Cigarette lighter
socket 97
SOS, refer to Initiating an
emergency call 183
Sound output for Entertainment on/off 127
Spare fuses 182
Spare key 26
Special oils, refer to
Specified engine oils 172
Specified engine oils 172
Speed-dependent
volume 128
Speed limit warning, refer
to Speed limit 71
Speedometer 12
"Speed volume", refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
Speed with winter tires 169
Sport program
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 59
– Dynamic Driving
Control 59
Stability control, refer to
Driving stability control
systems 76
"Start" for stopwatch 72
"Start guidance" 111, 118
Starting assistance, refer to
Jump-starting 184
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Entertainment
Tachometer 64
Tail lamps 180
– replacing the bulbs 180
Tank capacity, refer to
Fuel tank capacity 162
Target cursor for
navigation 112
Technical changes, refer to
For your own safety 6
Technical data 190
Telematic 155
Telephone
– refer to Portable
phone 144
– refer to separate
Owner's Manual
TeleService 155
– enabling 155
– services offered 156
Temperature
adjustment 89
Communications
T
Temperature display
– ice warning 64
– outside temperature 64
– setting measurement
units 64
Temperature gauge,
engine oil 65
Tempomat, refer to
Cruise control 62
"Terminate services" 158
"Text language" 73
The individual vehicle 5
Tilt function, passengerside mirror 45
"Time" 73
"Time 1" for independent
ventilation 93
"Time 2" for independent
ventilation 93
"Time format" 73
Timer, refer to Preselecting
activation time 93
Tire pressure monitoring,
refer to Flat Tire
Monitor 79
Tire Quality Grading 166
Tires
– age 166
– air loss 80
– break-in procedure 102
– changing 168
– condition 167
– damage 167
– flat 168
– inflation pressure 164
– new wheels and tires 168
– pressure monitoring, refer
to Flat Tire Monitor 79
– replacing 168
– retreaded tires 168
– run-flat tires 168
– size 168
– tread 167
– wear indicators 167
– wheel/tire
combination 168
– winter tires 169
"Tone" 128
Tone in audio mode
– adjusting 127
– middle setting 129
Mobility
Stroke, refer to
Engine data 190
Summer tires, refer to
Wheels and tires 164
SW, waveband 130
Switches, refer to
Cockpit 10
Switching navigation voice
instructions on/off 119
Switching off
– engine 55
– interior motion sensor 33
– tilt alarm sensor 33
Switching on
– audio 126
– CD changer 126
– CD player 126
– portable phone 145
– radio 126
Switching on hour signal 73
Switching the cooling
function on and off 89
Swiveling headlamps, refer
to Adaptive Head Light 86
Symbols 4
Reference
Starting difficulties
– jump-starting 184
– refer to Starting engine 54
Starting engine 54
Start menu 17
"Start route guidance" 112
"Start service" 157
"State / Province" for destination entry 110
"State inspection" 66
Station, refer to Radio 130
"Status" 65
Status of this Owner's
Manual at time of
printing 5
Steering wheel 11
– adjustment 48
– automatic adjustment 49
– buttons on steering
wheel 11
– heating 49
– individual button
assignment options 49
– memory 44
"Steering wheel
buttons" 49
Steering with variable ratio,
refer to Active steering 80
Steptronic, refer to
Automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
"Stop" for stopwatch 72
"Stopwatch" 72
Stopwatch 72
Storage compartments 96
"Store in address book" for
navigation 114
"Store" on the
radio 132, 135
Storing current
position 114
Storing sitting position,
refer to Seat, mirror and
steering wheel
memory 44
Storing tires 169
Straps, refer to
Loading 105
"Street" for destination
entry 111
Everything from A to Z
Tools, refer to
Onboard tool kit 178
"Top 8" for portable
phone 149
Torque, refer to
Engine specifications 190
Touch tone dialing 150
Tow fitting 186
Towing 185
– tow fitting 186
– vehicles with automatic
transmission 186
– vehicles with SMG
Sequential manual
transmission 186
– with tow bar 186
– with tow-rope 187
– with tow truck 187
"Town / City" for destination entry 111
Tow-starting 187
Tracks
– random play
sequence 139, 140
– sample scan 139
Track width, refer to
Dimensions 191
Traction control, refer to
DSC Dynamic Stability
Control 77
Traffic congestion, refer to
Bypassing route
sections 120
Transmission
– automatic transmission
with Steptronic 58
– manual transmission 56
– SMG Sequential manual
transmission 56
Transporting children
safely 51
Transport securing device,
refer to Securing the
load 105
Tread depth, refer to
Minimum tread depth 167
"Treble", refer to
Adjusting the tone 128
"Trip computer" 70
Trip computer 70
Trip-distance counter, refer
to Trip odometer 64
"Triple turn signal
activation" 60
Trip odometer 64
Trunk, refer to Luggage
compartment 30
Trunk lid, refer to Luggage
compartment lid 30
Turning circle, refer to
Dimensions 191
Turn signals 60
– indicator lamp 13
– replacing the bulbs 179
U
Underbody protection,
refer to the Caring for
your vehicle brochure
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading/UTQR 166
"Units" 72
Units
– average fuel
consumption 72
– temperature 72
Universal garage-door
opener, refer to
Integrated universal
remote control 94
Universal remote control,
refer to Integrated
universal remote
control 94
"Unlock button" 27
Unlock code 147
Unlocking
– from inside 30
– from outside 27
Unlocking and locking
doors, setting confirmation signals 28
"Update services" 158
V
Vehicle
– battery 181
– break-in procedure 102
– care 175
– care, refer to the Caring
for your vehicle brochure
– decommissioning, refer to
the Caring for your
vehicle brochure
– dimensions 191
– loading 104
– parking 55
– position, refer to
Displaying current
position 109
– washing, refer to the
Caring for your vehicle
brochure
– weights 190
"Vehicle settings" 27
"Ventilation" 92
Ventilation 92
– draft-free 92
– independent
ventilation 92
Vent outlets of automatic
climate control 88
"Vent settings" 91
Voice command system 20
Voice instructions for
navigation system 119
– muting 50, 119
– repeating 50, 119
– switching on/off 50, 119
– volume 119
Voice phone book 153
Volume 126
– audio sources 126
– portable phone 146
– setting speeddependent 128
– setting using buttons on
steering wheel 11
– voice instructions 119
Volume adjustment in audio
mode, front-to-rear 128
Volume of the luggage
compartment 190
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Communications
Entertainment
Navigation
Xenon lamps 178
– replacing the bulbs 178
Mobility
Warning lamps, refer to
Indicator/warning
lamps 13
Warning messages, refer to
Check Control 66
Warning triangle 184
Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for
Canadian models 174
Washer fluid
– capacity of the
reservoir 62
– wiper system 62
Washer fluid reservoir 62
Water on roads, refer to
Driving through water 103
Waveband 130
"WB" 127, 133
Wear indicators in tires 167
Weights 190
Wheel/tire combination,
refer to New wheels and
tires 168
Wheelbase, refer to
Dimensions 191
Wheels and tires 164
Width, refer to
Dimensions 191
Wind deflector 40
Windows 33
– convenience
operation 27, 29
– opening and closing,
Convertible 34
– opening and closing,
Coupe 34
– rear window,
Convertible 35
Windshield washer
nozzles 61
Windshield washer system,
refer to Washer/wiper
system 61
Windshield wiper blade
replacement 178
Windshield wipers, refer to
Wiper/washer system 61
Winter tires 169
– setting speed limit 71
– storage 169
Wiper blade
replacement 178
Wiper system 61
– washer fluid 62
– windshield washer
nozzles 61
"With highways" for
navigation 116
Wordmatch principle for
navigation 117
Working in the engine
compartment 170
Wrenches/screwdrivers,
refer to Onboard tool
kit 178
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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
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