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THE BMW X3.
OWNER'S MANUAL.
Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13
Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13
Owner's Manual for
Vehicle
The Ultimate Driving
Machine

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  • Page 1 Contents Owner's Manual for Vehicle The Ultimate Driving Machine THE BMW X3. OWNER'S MANUAL. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 2 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13...
  • Page 3 The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you will have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest: Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW. Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It con‐...
  • Page 4 © 2013 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. US English XI/13, 07 13 490 Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13...
  • Page 5 “service” are used in the Owner’s Where the Owner’s Manual makes Manual, we wanted to clarify that reference to parts and accessories the terms refer to a BMW dealer’s having been approved by BMW, service center or another service those references are intended to...
  • Page 6 “BMW recommends that you attach “BMW recommends that you have accessories approved by BMW to mounting and balancing performed the seat or head restraint.”...
  • Page 7 BMW recommends that you have of your vehicle to be road safe and the oil changed at your BMW are recommended by the dealer’s service center or at another manufacturer of your vehicle.
  • Page 8 Addendum text that follows, where it reads: “[h]ave any work on the xenon lighting system . . . ,” the following words should be read as preceding that passage: “It is strongly suggested that you ..” At page 180, under the “Battery replacement”...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Mobility The fastest way to find information on a partic‐ ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to Refueling page 198. Fuel Wheels and tires Engine compartment Notes Engine oil Coolant At a glance Maintenance Cockpit Replacing components iDrive Breakdown assistance...
  • Page 10: Notes

    Owner's Manual, please refer to the Sup‐ center will be glad to advise you at any time. plementary Owner's Manuals. Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls available on the Internet: bmwusa.com. are arranged differently than shown in the illus‐...
  • Page 11: For Your Own Safety

    Therefore, have this work performed only by a Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automo‐ BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐ bile components and parts, including compo‐ ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐ nents found in the interior furnishings in a vehi‐...
  • Page 12 Such damage is dent report, damage to the vehicle, eye wit‐ not covered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited ness accounts — possibly with the assistance Warranty. of an expert.
  • Page 13: Reporting Safety Defects

    National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis‐ a road obstacle, data that will assist in under‐ tration NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of standing how a vehicle’s systems performed. North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, West‐...
  • Page 14 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 15: At A Glance

    At a glance These overviews of buttons, switches and displays are intended to familiarize you with your vehicle. You will also become quickly acquainted with the available control concepts and options. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no.
  • Page 16: Cockpit

    At a glance Cockpit Cockpit Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 17 Cockpit At a glance Headlamp range control  91 Voice activation  24 Instrument lighting  92 Telephone, see user's manual for Navigation, Entertainment and Communication Steering column stalk, left Thumbwheel for selection lists  114 Turn signal  67 10 Steering column stalk, right Windshield wipers  68 High beams, head‐ lamp flasher  67 Rain...
  • Page 18 At a glance Cockpit All around the center console Headliner  15 PDC Park Distance Control  115 Control Display  16 Rearview camera  117 Glove compartment  138 View  120 vent  129 HDC Hill Descent Control  108 Hazard warning system  182 Driving Dynamics Control  110 Central locking system  35 DSC Dynamic Stability Con‐ trol  107 Automatic climate control  124 Radio/multimedia, see user's manual for...
  • Page 19 Cockpit At a glance All around the headliner Emergency Request  182 Reading lamps  93 Intelligent Emergency Re‐ quest  182 Interior lamps  93 Panoramic glass sunroof  46 Indicator lamp, front passenger airbag  96 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 20: Idrive

    At a glance iDrive iDrive Vehicle equipment Control Display All standard, country-specific and optional Hints equipment that is offered in the model series is ▷ To clean the Control Display, follow the described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ care instructions. ment is also described that is not available in a ▷...
  • Page 21 iDrive At a glance Press. Turn. Move in four directions. Press. Move in two directions. Buttons on controller Press the but‐ Function MENU Open the main menu. RADIO Opens the Radio menu. MEDIA Opens the CD/Multimedia menu. Opens the Navigation menu. Buttons on controller Opens the Telephone menu.
  • Page 22 At a glance iDrive Menu items in the Owner's Manual Press the but‐ Function In the Owner's Manual, menu items that can be selected are set in quotation marks, e.g., BACK Open previous panel. "Settings". OPTION Opens the Options menu. Changing between panels After a menu item is selected, e.g., "Radio", a new panel is displayed.
  • Page 23: Options Menu

    iDrive At a glance The function is deactivated. Touchpad Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the controller: Selecting functions "Settings" Additional options: move the controller to the "Touchpad" right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is displayed. Select the desired function.
  • Page 24 At a glance iDrive Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is Function Controls highlighted, and then press the controller. Interactive map. Slide in the correspond‐ ing direction. Enlarge/shrink in‐ Drag the display inwards teractive map. or outwards with the fin‐ gers. Display menu.
  • Page 25 iDrive At a glance Radio symbols Symbol Meaning USB audio interface. Symbol Meaning Mobile phone audio interface. HD Radio™ is switched on. Satellite radio is switched on. Additional symbols Telephone symbols Symbol Meaning Spoken instructions are switched Symbol Meaning off. Incoming or outgoing call.
  • Page 26 At a glance iDrive Displaying the button assignment Press the controller or select "Split screen content". Use a finger to touch the buttons. Do not wear Select the desired menu item. gloves or use objects. The key assignment is displayed at the top edge of the screen.
  • Page 27 iDrive At a glance Switching between cases, letters and numbers Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐ tween entering upper and lower case, letters and numbers: Symbol Function Enter the letters. Enter the numbers. Move the controller up. Without navigation system Select the symbol.
  • Page 28: Voice Activation System

    At a glance Voice activation system Voice activation system Vehicle equipment Using voice activation All standard, country-specific and optional Activating the voice activation system equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ Press the button on the steering ment is also described that is not available in a wheel.
  • Page 29: Adjusting The Volume

    Voice activation system At a glance Executing functions using short Via short command commands Playback of the CD can also be started via a Functions on the main menu can be performed short command. directly by means of short commands, nearly Switch on the Entertainment sound output irrespective of which menu item is currently if necessary.
  • Page 30 At a glance Voice activation system Notes on Emergency Requests Do not use the voice activation system to ini‐ tiate an Emergency Request. In stressful situa‐ tions, the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can unnecessarily delay the establish‐ ment of a telephone connection.
  • Page 31: Integrated Owner's Manual In The Vehicle

    Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle At a glance Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle Vehicle equipment Select components All standard, country-specific and optional Press the button. equipment that is offered in the model series is Turn the controller: open "Vehicle Info". described in this chapter.
  • Page 32 At a glance Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle Context help - Owner's Manual to the Programmable memory buttons temporarily selected function General information The relevant information can be opened di‐ rectly. The Owner's Manual can be stored on the pro‐ grammable memory buttons and called up di‐...
  • Page 33 Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle At a glance Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 34 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 35 Controls This chapter is intended to provide you with information that will give you complete control of your vehicle. All features and accessories that are useful for driving and your safety, comfort and convenience are described here. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no.
  • Page 36: Opening And Closing

    Controls Opening and closing Opening and closing Vehicle equipment Integrated key All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e.
  • Page 37 ▷ Via the USB interface for data transfer. ▷ BMW Online. Starting the engine with emergency detection of the remote control Profile management Opening the profiles A different profile can be called up than the one associated with the remote control cur‐...
  • Page 38 Open "Options". "Settings" "Display user list at startup" "Profiles" Personal Profile settings "Import profile" The following functions and settings can be BMW Online: "BMW Online" stored in a profile. USB interface: "USB device" ▷ Collision warning: warning time. Exporting profiles ▷...
  • Page 39: Central Locking System

    Opening and closing Controls ▷ Navigation: map views, route criteria, voice ▷ The welcome lamps, interior lamps and output on/off. courtesy lamps are switched on and off. ▷ Park Distance Control PDC: adjusting the ▷ The alarm system, refer to page 43, is signal tone volume.
  • Page 40 Controls Opening and closing Opening the tailgate Welcome lamps, interior lamp and courtesy lamps are switched on. Press the button on the remote con‐ trol for approx. 1 second. You can set how the vehicle is to be unlocked. Create the settings, refer to page 42. The tailgate opens, regardless of whether it was previously locked or unlocked.
  • Page 41: Manual Operation

    Opening and closing Controls ▷ LX8766S. The alarm system is triggered when the door is opened, if the vehicle is unlocked via the door ▷ LX8766E. lock. ▷ LX8CAS. In order to terminate this alarm, unlock vehicle ▷ LX8CAS2. with the remote control or switch on the igni‐ ▷...
  • Page 42: Locking And Unlocking

    Controls Opening and closing Opening and closing: from Opening from the outside the inside Locking and unlocking ▷ Press the button next to the tailgate. ▷ Press the button on the remote control for approx. 1 second. Pressing the buttons locks and unlocks the doors and the tailgate when the front doors are Opening from the inside closed, but they are not secured against theft.
  • Page 43: Locking The Vehicle

    Opening and closing Controls Do not place the remote control in the cargo area Take the remote control with you and do not leave it in the cargo area; otherwise, the re‐ mote control is locked inside the vehicle when the tailgate is closed.◀...
  • Page 44 Controls Opening and closing ▷ Press the button on the inside of the tail‐ ▷ Press the button on the exterior of the tail‐ gate. gate. The tailgate closes automatically. Pressing the button again stops the mo‐ tion. Pressing the button again stops the mo‐ tion.
  • Page 45 Opening and closing Controls Comfort Access Unlocking The concept The vehicle can be accessed without activat‐ ing the remote control. All you need to do is to have the remote con‐ trol with you, e.g., in your jacket pocket. The vehicle automatically detects the remote control when it is nearby or in the passenger compartment.
  • Page 46 Controls Opening and closing Monitor the closing process Depending on how the vehicle is equipped or the country-specific variant, you can set Monitor the closing process to ensure whether the doors are also unlocked with that no one becomes trapped.◀ button on the remote control.
  • Page 47: Alarm System

    Opening and closing Controls ▷ When a seat position switch is pressed. tion, if necessary, by emergency detection of the remote control. ▷ When a button of the seat and mirror mem‐ ory is pressed. Tailgate and armed alarm system Activating the setting The tailgate can be opened even when the alarm system is armed.
  • Page 48: Interior Motion Sensor

    Controls Opening and closing Indicator lamp on the interior rearview Avoiding unintentional alarms mirror The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sen‐ sor can be switched off together, such as in the following situations: ▷ In automatic car washes. ▷ In duplex garages.
  • Page 49 Opening and closing Controls Opening wise, the closing action may not stop in certain situations, e.g., if thin objects are present.◀ ▷ Press the switch to the resistance No window accessories point. Do not install any accessories in the The window opens while the switch is held. range of movement of the windows;...
  • Page 50: Roller Sunblinds

    Controls Opening and closing Safety switch for rear operation Press the safety switch when transport‐ ing children in the rear; otherwise, injury may result if the windows are closed without super‐ vision.◀ Roller sunblinds Roller sunblinds for the rear side Tilting the glass sunroof windows Push switch upward briefly.
  • Page 51 Opening and closing Controls Opening/closing the glass sunroof and Pinch protection is limited and the roof re‐ sliding visor together opens slightly if the closing force exceeds a certain value. Briefly press the switch twice in Press the switch forward again beyond the succession in the desired direc‐...
  • Page 52: Adjusting

    Controls Adjusting Adjusting Vehicle equipment Manually adjustable seats All standard, country-specific and optional At a glance equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e.
  • Page 53 Adjusting Controls Height Electrically adjustable seats At a glance Pull the lever and apply your weight to the seat or lift it off, as necessary. Backrest width Lumbar support Backrest tilt Forward/backward, height, seat tilt Backrest tilt Seat and mirror memory for driver's seat Note The seat setting for the driver's seat is stored for the remote control currently in use.
  • Page 54: Lumbar Support

    Controls Adjusting Thigh support Height. Pull the lever at the front of the seat and adjust Seat tilt. the thigh support. Lumbar support The curvature of the seat backrest can be ad‐ justed in such a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine.
  • Page 55 Adjusting Controls Front seat heating If the drive is continued within approx. 15 mi‐ nutes, the seat heating is activated automati‐ cally with the temperature selected last. When ECO PRO, refer to page 151, is acti‐ vated, the heater output is reduced. Switching off Press the button longer.
  • Page 56 Controls Adjusting Putting on the belt speeds above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h. It can also be activated if objects are placed on the Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly front passenger seat. across the lap and shoulders, as close to the body as possible.
  • Page 57 Do not hang objects, e.g., clothes hangers, Adjusting the height on the head restraints. ▷ Only attach accessories approved by BMW to the seat or head restraint. Otherwise, the protective function of the active head restraint will be impaired and the per‐...
  • Page 58 Controls Adjusting Seat and mirror memory The corresponding seat position is performed automatically. General information The procedure stops when a switch for adjust‐ ing the seat or one of the buttons is pressed. Safety mode Close the driver's door or switch on the ig‐ nition.
  • Page 59: Automatic Dimming Feature

    Adjusting Controls General information Deactivating The mirror on the passenger side is more Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐ curved than the driver's side mirror. senger's side mirror position. Estimating distances correctly Fold in and out Objects reflected in the mirror are closer Press the button.
  • Page 60: Steering Wheel

    Controls Adjusting Steering wheel Interior rearview mirror Reducing the blinding effect General information Do not adjust while driving Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement could result in an accident.◀ Adjusting Turn the knob to reduce the blinding effect by the interior mirror.
  • Page 61: Transporting Children Safely

    Transporting children safely Controls Transporting children safely Vehicle equipment vated. Automatic deactivation of front passen‐ ger side airbags, refer to page 96. All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is Note described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ Deactivated front passenger airbags ment is also described that is not available in a If a child restraint fixing system is used in...
  • Page 62 Controls Transporting children safely Child seat security front, knee and side airbags on the front pas‐ senger side are deactivated. Deactivate the front passenger airbags auto‐ matically, refer to page 96. Deactivating the front passenger airbags If a child restraint fixing system is used in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbags must be deactivated;...
  • Page 63 Transporting children safely Controls Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors Child restraint fixing system with a tether strap The lower anchors may be used to attach the CRS to the vehicle seat up to a combined child Mounting points and CRS weight of 65 lb/30 kg when the child is restr- ained by the internal harnesses.
  • Page 64: Rear Doors

    Controls Transporting children safely Locking the doors and windows Rear doors Direction of travel Head restraint. Hook for upper retaining strap Mounting point/eye Push the locking lever on the rear doors down. Seat backrest The door can now be opened from the outside Upper retaining strap only.
  • Page 65: Driving

    Driving Controls Driving Vehicle equipment Note If the engine is switched off and the ignition is All standard, country-specific and optional switched on, the system automatically equipment that is offered in the model series is switches to the radio ready state when the described in this chapter.
  • Page 66 Controls Driving Radio ready state Do not wait for the engine to warm-up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at Activate radio ready state: moderate engine speeds. ▷ When the engine is running: press the Start/Stop button. Automatic transmission Some electronic systems/power consumers remain ready for operation.
  • Page 67: Automatic Mode

    Driving Controls The radio ready state is switched on. The display indicates that the conditions for an automatic en‐ Set the parking brake. gine stop have not been satis‐ fied. Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function Note The engine is not switched off automatically in The concept the following situations: The Auto Start/Stop function helps save fuel.
  • Page 68: Automatic Deactivation

    Controls Driving Safety mode Activating/deactivating the system manually After the engine switches off automatically, it will not start again automatically if any one of Using the button the following conditions are met. ▷ The driver's safety belt is unbuckled and the driver's door is open.
  • Page 69: Parking Brake

    Driving Controls Malfunction Pull the switch and hold it. The vehicle brakes hard while the switch is being pulled. The Auto Start/Stop function no longer switches of the engine automatically. A Check The indicator lamp lights up red, a sig‐ Control message is displayed.
  • Page 70: For Your Safety

    Controls Driving Automatic Hold mission and ensure that the parking brake is set. Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.◀ The concept Activating This system assists the driver by automatically setting and releasing the brake, such as when This function can be activated when the driv‐ moving in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Page 71 Driving Controls Turn signal, high beams, Before driving into a car wash headlamp flasher Before driving into the car wash, deacti‐ vate Automatic Hold; otherwise, the parking brake will be set when the vehicle is stationary Turn signal and the vehicle will no longer be able to roll.◀ Using turn signals Parking The parking brake is automatically set if the...
  • Page 72 Controls Driving High beams, headlamp flasher ▷ Normal wiping speed: press up once. The wipers switch to intermittent operation when the vehicle is stationary. ▷ Fast wiping speed: press up twice or press once beyond the resistance point. The wipers switch to normal speed when the vehicle is stationary.
  • Page 73: Windshield Washer Nozzles

    Driving Controls Activating/deactivating Clean the windshield, headlamps Press the button on the wiper lever. Pull the wiper lever. The LED in the wiper lever lights up and a wip‐ The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐ ing operation is started. At temperatures below shield and activates the wipers briefly.
  • Page 74 Follow the Fold-out position of the wipers usage instructions on the washer fluid con‐ tainer. Use BMW’s Windshield Washer Con‐ Required when changing the wiper blades or centrate or the equivalent.◀ under frosty conditions, for example.
  • Page 75: Automatic Transmission With

    Driving Controls Kickdown For the capacity, refer to technical data. Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving performance. Press on the gas pedal beyond Automatic transmission with the resistance point at the full throttle position. Steptronic Engaging the transmission position Transmission positions ▷...
  • Page 76 Controls Driving The sport program of the transmission is acti‐ vated. Activating the M/S manual mode Push the selector lever to the left out of transmission position D. Push the selector lever forward or pull it backward. Press unlock button, in order to: Manual mode becomes active and the gear is changed.
  • Page 77 Driving Controls D is displayed in the instrument cluster. Shift paddles The shift paddles on the steering wheel allow you to shift gears quickly while keeping both hands on the steering wheel. If the shift paddles on the steering wheel are used to shift gears in automatic mode, the transmission temporarily switches to manual mode.
  • Page 78: Displays

    Controls Displays Displays Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 79 Displays Controls Overview, instrument cluster Fuel gauge  80 Engine oil temperature  80 Speedometer Electronic displays  76 Indicator/warning lamps  78 Reset miles  81 Tachometer  80 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 80 Controls Displays Electronic displays Overview, instrument cluster Instrument cluster with enhanced features Messages, e.g. Check Control  78 Service requirements  82 Time  81 Miles/trip miles  81 Range  81 Selection list, such as for the radio  85 Computer  85 Current fuel consumption  81 Date  81 Energy recovery  82 Speed limit detection  83 External temperature  81 Navigation display, see user's manual for Transmission...
  • Page 81 Displays Controls With the Professional navigation system Selection list, e.g., radio  85 Computer  85 Navigation display, see user's manual for Transmission displays  73 Navigation, Entertainment and Communi‐ Service requirements  82 cation. Messages, e.g. Check Control  78 Speed limit detection  83 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no.
  • Page 82 Controls Displays With the Business navigation system or no navigation Clock  81 Selection lists, e. g. Dynamic Driving Con‐ trol  85 External temperature  81 Computer  85 Messages, e.g. Check Control  78 Service requirements  82 Transmission displays  73 Check Control Indicator/warning lamps The indicator and warning lamps in the instru‐ The concept ment cluster can light up in a variety of combi‐...
  • Page 83: Text Messages

    Displays Controls Symbol Function or system Symbol Function or system Parking brake in Canadian models. Engine functions in Canadian mod‐ els. Automatic hold. Brake system. Front fog lamps. Brake system in Canadian models. High beams. ABS Antilock Brake System. High-beam Assistant. ABS Antilock Brake System in Canadian models.
  • Page 84: Fuel Gauge

    Controls Displays Fuel gauge Contact Roadside Assistance. The vehicle inclination may Hiding Check Control messages cause the display to vary. US models: the arrow beside the fuel pump symbol shows which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on. Hints on refueling, refer to page 156.
  • Page 85 Displays Controls Odometer and trip odometer Date ▷ Odometer, arrow 1. The date is displayed in the in‐ strument cluster. ▷ Trip odometer, arrow 2. Set the date on the Control Dis‐ play, refer to page 87. Resetting the trip odometer Range Press the knob.
  • Page 86 Controls Displays Displaying the current fuel Detailed information on service consumption requirements "Settings" More information on the scope of service re‐ quired can be displayed on the Control Dis‐ "Info display" play. "Additional indicators" "Vehicle Info" The bar display for the current fuel consump‐ tion is displayed in the instrument cluster.
  • Page 87: Gear Shift Indicator

    Displays Controls Speed limit detection with Automatic Service Request No Passing Information Data regarding the service status or legally mandated inspections of the vehicle are auto‐ matically transmitted to your service center The concept before a service due date. Speed limit detection You can check when your service center was notified.
  • Page 88 Controls Displays At a glance Speed limit detection can also be displayed in the Head-up Display. Camera No Passing Information ▷ Start of No Passing zone. ▷ End of No Passing zone. ▷ No Passing Information not available. No Passing Information can also be displayed in the Head-up Display.
  • Page 89: Instrument Cluster

    Displays Controls Selection lists in the Computer instrument cluster Calling up information on the info display The concept Press the onboard computer button on the The following can be operated using the but‐ turn signal lever. tons and the thumbwheel on the steering wheel and the display in the instrument cluster: Information is displayed on the info display of the instrument cluster.
  • Page 90: Average Fuel Consumption

    Controls Displays Time of arrival When the arrow view in the Head-up Dis‐ play is inactive. The estimated time of arrival is displayed if a destination is en‐ Adjusting the info display tered in the navigation system before the trip is started. You can select what information from the on‐...
  • Page 91: Trip Computer

    Displays Controls Settings on the Control The current vehicle speed is stored as the limit. Display Trip computer Time The vehicle features two types of computer. Setting the time zone ▷ "Onboard info": the values can be reset as often as necessary. "Settings"...
  • Page 92 Controls Displays Brightness Press the controller. Make the necessary settings for the month Setting the brightness and year. To set the brightness of the Control Display: The date is stored. "Settings" Setting the date format "Control display" "Settings" "Brightness" "Time/Date" Turn the controller until the desired bright‐...
  • Page 93: Lamps

    Lamps Controls Lamps Vehicle equipment If the driver door is opened with the ignition switched off, the exterior lighting is automati‐ All standard, country-specific and optional cally switched off at these switch settings. equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter.
  • Page 94: Roadside Parking Lamps

    Controls Lamps Setting the duration "Daytime running lamps" "Settings" The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use. "Lighting" "Pathway lighting:" Roadside parking lamps Set the duration. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use. Automatic headlamp control Switch position : the low beams are...
  • Page 95: Headlamp Range Control

    Lamps Controls To avoid blinding oncoming traffic, the Adap‐ allows. The driver can intervene at any time tive Light Control does not swivel to the driv‐ and switch the high beams on and off as usual. er's side when the vehicle is at a standstill. Activating When driving in reverse, only the turning lamp is active.
  • Page 96: Fog Lamps

    Controls Lamps Camera The High-beam Assistant can be switched off when manually adjusting the light. To reacti‐ vate the High-beam Assistant, press the but‐ ton on the turn signal lever. System limits Personal responsibility The high-beam assistant cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment of when to use the high beams.
  • Page 97: Interior Lamps

    Lamps Controls Interior lamps General information The interior lamps, footwell lamps, entry lamps and courtesy lamps are controlled automati‐ cally. The brightness of some of these lamps is influ‐ enced by the thumbwheel for the instrument lighting. Interior lamps Reading lamp Switching the interior lamps on and Press the button.
  • Page 98: Safety

    Controls Safety Safety Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 99 Safety Controls Protective action ▷ Never modify either the individual compo‐ nents or the wiring in the airbag system. Airbags are not triggered in every impact situa‐ This also applies to steering wheel covers, tion, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end the dashboard, the seats, the roof pillars collisions.
  • Page 100: Deactivation System

    Controls Safety When there is a malfunction, have the ▷ Do not attach covers, cushions, ball mats airbag system checked immediately or other items to the front passenger seat unless they are specifically recommended When there is a malfunction, have the airbag by the manufacturer of your vehicle.
  • Page 101: Tire Pressure Monitor Tpm

    Safety Controls Tire Pressure Monitor TPM Detected child seats The system generally detects children seated The concept in a child seat, especially in the child seats that were required by NHTSA when the vehicle was The system monitors tire pressure in the four manufactured.
  • Page 102 Controls Safety All wheels green process is completed automatically during driving. System is active and will issue a warning rela‐ tive to the tire inflation pressures stored during After a successfully completed Reset, the the last reset. wheels on the Control Display are shown in green and "Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) One wheel is yellow active"...
  • Page 103 Safety Controls If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires ingly. Avoid abrupt steering maneuvers or driv‐ is correct, the Tire Pressure Monitor may ing over obstacles, e.g., curbs, potholes, etc. not have been initialized. In this case, initi‐ Because the possible driving distance de‐...
  • Page 104 Controls Safety temperature falls again. This behavior may tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel ef‐ cause a warning to be issued if temperatures ficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the fall very sharply. vehicle's handling and stopping ability. Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for Malfunction proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver's...
  • Page 105 Safety Controls Functional requirements There is a flat tire or a major loss in tire inflation pressure. The system must have been initialized when the tire inflation pressure was correct; other‐ Reduce your speed and stop cautiously. wise, reliable signaling of a flat tire is not en‐ Avoid sudden braking and steering maneu‐...
  • Page 106 Controls Safety If the tire inflation pressure in all four tires greater depending on the driving speed, road is correct, the Flat Tire Monitor may not conditions, external temperature, cargo load, have been initialized. In this case, initialize etc. the system. Continued driving with a flat tire If an identification is not possible, please Drive moderately and do not exceed a...
  • Page 107 Safety Controls The state is stored for the remote control cur‐ rently in use. Display in the instrument cluster The collision warning can be issued in the in‐ strument cluster, in the Head-up Display, and acoustically. The collision warning can be issued in the in‐ strument cluster and acoustically.
  • Page 108: Lane Departure Warning

    Controls Safety For example, the following situations may not Keep the windshield in the area behind the in‐ be detected: terior rear view mirror clean and clear. ▷ Slow moving vehicles when you approach them at high speed. Lane departure warning ▷...
  • Page 109 Safety Controls Lane departure warning ▷ Automatically after approx. 3 seconds. ▷ When returning to your own lane. ▷ When braking hard. Camera ▷ When using the turn signal. System limits The system may not be fully functional in the following situations: ▷...
  • Page 110 Controls Safety ▷ During heavy brake application, the inner brake lamps light up in addition. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 111: Driving Stability Control Systems

    Driving stability control systems Controls Driving stability control systems Vehicle equipment ject to physical limits, DSC helps to keep the vehicle on a steady course by reducing engine All standard, country-specific and optional speed and by applying brakes at individual equipment that is offered in the model series is wheels.
  • Page 112 Controls Driving stability control systems Indicator/warning lamps Deactivating DTC When DSC is deactivated, DSC OFF is dis‐ Press the button again. played in the instrument cluster. TRACTION and the DSC OFF indica‐ The indicator lamp lights up: DSC is tor lamp go out. deactivated.
  • Page 113 Driving stability control systems Controls Use HDC in low gears or in transmission posi‐ Press the button; the LED above the but‐ tion D or R only. ton lights up. Increasing or decreasing vehicle Deactivating HDC speed Press the button again and the LED goes Specify desired speed in the range from ap‐...
  • Page 114 Controls Driving stability control systems SPORT+ Automatic program change Consistently sporty control of the shock ab‐ The system automatically switches to COM‐ sorbers for greater driving agility when driving FORT in the following situations: with limited driving stabilization. ▷ Failure of Dynamic Damping Control. ▷...
  • Page 115 Driving stability control systems Controls The DSC OFF indicator lamp lights up: In certain situations, the system automatically Dynamic Traction Control is activated. changes to the NORMAL program, automatic program change, refer to page 110. SPORT ECO PRO Consistently sporty tuning of the suspension ECO PRO, refer to page 151, provides consis‐...
  • Page 116 Controls Driving stability control systems Display on the Control Display Program changes can be displayed on the Control Display. "Settings" "Driving mode" "Driving mode info" Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 117: Driving Comfort

    Driving comfort Controls Driving comfort Vehicle equipment Controls All standard, country-specific and optional At a glance equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ Press the button Function ment is also described that is not available in a Interrupt system on/off vehicle, e.
  • Page 118 Controls Driving comfort Changing/maintaining speed The system is automatically interrupted if: ▷ The brakes are applied. The rocker switch can be pressed while the system is interrupted in order to maintain and ▷ The clutch pedal is depressed for a few store the current speed.
  • Page 119: Pdc Park Distance Control

    Driving comfort Controls The stored speed is reached and maintained. An acoustic warning is first given: ▷ By the front middle sensors and the two Displays in the instrument cluster corner sensors at approx. 24 in/60 cm. ▷ By the rear middle sensors at approx. Indicator lamp 5 ft/1.50 m.
  • Page 120 Controls Driving comfort Switching on/off If objects are located both in front of and be‐ hind the vehicle, an alternating continuous sig‐ Switching on automatically nal is sounded. Select transmission position R with the engine The intermittent tone is interrupted after ap‐ running.
  • Page 121 Driving comfort Controls System limits ▷ When using high-pressure washers, do not spray the sensors for long periods and Limits of ultrasonic measurement maintain a distance of at least 12 in/30 cm. The detection of objects can reach the physi‐ cal limits of ultrasonic measurement, e.g.: Backup camera ▷...
  • Page 122 Controls Driving comfort Camera The rearview camera image is displayed. The setting is stored for the remote control cur‐ rently in use. Display on the Control Display Functional requirement ▷ The rearview camera is switched on. ▷ The tailgate is fully closed. Activating the assistance functions The camera lens is located in the handle of the tailgate.
  • Page 123: Display Settings

    Driving comfort Controls Turning circle lines Parking using pathway and turning circle lines Position the vehicle so that the turning cir‐ cle lines lead to within the limits of the parking space. ▷ Can be shown in the rearview camera im‐ age.
  • Page 124: Top View

    Controls Driving comfort System limits At a glance Detection of objects Button in the vehicle High, protruding objects such as ledges may not be detected by the rearview camera. Top View The concept Top View assists you in parking and maneu‐ vering.
  • Page 125 Driving comfort Controls Switch the system back on if necessary. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use. Switching on/off manually Brightness Press the button. With Top View switched on: ▷ On: the LED lights up. Select the symbol. ▷...
  • Page 126 Controls Driving comfort Head-up Display ▷ Cruise control. ▷ Selection list from the instrument cluster. The concept Some of this information is only displayed briefly as needed. Selecting displays in the Head-up Display "Settings" "Head-Up Display" "Displayed information" Select the desired displays in the Head-up Display.
  • Page 127 Driving comfort Controls Setting the rotation "Settings" "Head-Up Display" "Rotation" Turn the controller. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use. Special windshield The windshield is part of the system. The shape of the windshield makes it possible to display a precise image.
  • Page 128: Climate Control

    Controls Climate control Climate control Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 129 Climate control Controls The programs can be combined as necessary. Continuous recirculated-air mode The recirculated-air mode should not be Air flow, manual used for an extended period of time, as the air quality inside the vehicle deteriorates stead‐ Turn the wheel to set the de‐ ily.◀...
  • Page 130 Controls Climate control The cooling function is switched on automati‐ Switching on cally with the AUTO program. Set any air volume. When using the automatic climate control, The AUTO program can also be switched on condensation water, refer to page 146, devel‐ directly via the AUTO button.
  • Page 131: Maximum Cooling

    Climate control Controls Automatic recirculated-air control/recircu‐ 12 Cooling function lated-air mode 13 Rear window defroster ALL program 14 Seat heating  51 10 Temperature, right 11 Defrosting windows and removing conden‐ sation Climate control functions in detail Air flows out of the vents for the upper body region.
  • Page 132 Controls Climate control Air flow, manual ALL program To be able to manually adjust the air flow, Press the button. switch off the AUTO program first. The current setting or later settings of Press the left or right side of the but‐ the temperature on the driver's side are trans‐...
  • Page 133 Climate control Controls Switching the system on/off Toward red: warmer. Switching off Adjusting the ventilation Press and hold the left button until the ▷ Ventilation for cooling: control switches off. Adjust the vent to direct the air in your di‐ rection, such as if the vehicle interior is hot Switching on from the sun.
  • Page 134 Controls Climate control Operation can be performed via iDrive. Switching on/off directly "Settings" "Climate" "Activate comf. ventilation" The symbol on the automatic climate con‐ trol flashes if the system is switched on. Preselecting the switch-on time "Settings" "Climate" "Timer 1:" or "Timer 2:" Set the desired time.
  • Page 135: Interior Equipment

    Interior equipment Controls Interior equipment Vehicle equipment Compatibility If this symbol is printed on the packag‐ All standard, country-specific and optional ing or in the instructions of the system equipment that is offered in the model series is to be controlled, the system is gener‐ described in this chapter.
  • Page 136 Controls Interior equipment erases all programming of the buttons on view mirror longer. If the LED on the interior the interior rearview mirror. rearview mirror starts flashing rapidly and then stays lit constantly for 2 seconds, the system Hold the hand-held transmitter for the sys‐ features an alternating-code system.
  • Page 137: Front Center Console

    Interior equipment Controls Likewise, press and hold the button of the proximately 20 seconds until the LED flashes desired function on the hand-held trans‐ rapidly. All stored functions are deleted. The mitter. functions cannot be deleted individually. Release both buttons as soon as the inte‐ rior rearview mirror LED flashes more rap‐...
  • Page 138 Controls Interior equipment USB interface for data Center armrest transfer The concept Connection for importing and exporting data on USB devices, e.g.: ▷ Personal Profile settings, refer to page 34. ▷ Music collection, see user's manual for Navigation, Entertainment and Communi‐ cation.
  • Page 139: Cargo Area

    Interior equipment Controls Notes Removing and inserting Observe the following when connecting: Cargo cover without partition net: ▷ Do not use force when plugging the con‐ Removing nector into the USB interface. The cover can be removed to load bulky lug‐ ▷...
  • Page 140: Partition Net

    Controls Interior equipment Enlarging the cargo area Using the middle safety belt If the middle safety belt in the rear is General information used, the larger section of the backrest must The cargo area can be enlarged by folding be locked. Otherwise, the safety belt will not down the rear seat backrest.
  • Page 141 Interior equipment Controls With a normal cargo area Slide the case all the way into the guides, arrows 1, on the backs of the backrests. Fold open the rear covers on the headliner. Pull the partition net out of the case by the strap.
  • Page 142: Storage Compartments

    Controls Storage compartments Storage compartments Vehicle equipment Glove compartment All standard, country-specific and optional Front passenger side equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ Note ment is also described that is not available in a Close the glove compartment again im‐...
  • Page 143 Storage compartments Controls Compartments in the doors Cupholders Do not stow any breakable objects Hints Do not store any breakable objects, e. g. Shatter-proof containers and no hot glass bottles, in the compartments, or there is drinks an increased risk of injury in the event of an ac‐ Use light and shatter-proof containers and do cident.◀...
  • Page 144: Clothes Hooks

    Controls Storage compartments Storage compartment on the right Pushing back the covers side Push back the covers before folding up the center armrest; otherwise, the cupholder A waterproof storage compartment is available could become damaged.◀ on the right side of the cargo area floor. Hooks/multi-function hook Clothes hooks The clothes hooks are located in the grab han‐...
  • Page 145 Storage compartments Controls Hook on the bottom of the cargo floor panel: for easier loading, the raised cargo floor panel can be secured on the edge of the roof with the hook. Cargo net, FlexNet To secure the cargo, refer to page 148, the flexible cargo net can also be used.
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  • Page 147: Driving Tips

    Driving tips This chapter provides you with information useful in dealing with specific driving and operating modes. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 148: Things To Remember When Driving

    Driving tips Things to remember when driving Things to remember when driving Vehicle equipment Brake system Brakes require an initial break-in period of ap‐ All standard, country-specific and optional prox. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized equipment that is offered in the model series is contact and wear patterns between brake described in this chapter.
  • Page 149 Things to remember when driving Driving tips sition mode, or when parked. Such contact electrical systems and the transmission may could lead to a fire, and with it the risk of seri‐ be damaged.◀ ous personal injury as well as property dam‐ age.
  • Page 150 Driving tips Things to remember when driving Driving on poor roads Hills Drive long or steep downhill gradients in the The vehicle connects four wheel drive to the gear in which the least braking is required. advantages of a normal truck Otherwise, the brake system may overheat, re‐...
  • Page 151: Loading

    Loading Driving tips Loading Vehicle equipment vehicle and unstable driving situations may result. All standard, country-specific and optional Determine the combined weight of the equipment that is offered in the model series is driver and passengers that will be riding in described in this chapter.
  • Page 152: Securing Cargo

    Driving tips Loading Stowing cargo Lashing eyes in the cargo area with rails ▷ Cover sharp edges and corners on the cargo. ▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward as possi‐ ble, directly behind and at the bottom of the rear passenger seat backrests. ▷...
  • Page 153 Loading Driving tips Loading ▷ Lashing eyes on the rail system. ▷ Eyes on the cargo area wall. Because roof racks raise the vehicle's center of gravity when loaded, they have a major ef‐ The eyes are located on both sides of the fect on vehicle handling and steering re‐...
  • Page 154: Saving Fuel

    Driving tips Saving fuel Saving fuel Vehicle equipment Close the windows and glass sunroof All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is Driving with the glass sunroof and windows described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ open results in increased air resistance and ment is also described that is not available in a raises fuel consumption.
  • Page 155 On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the service center. accelerator and let the vehicle roll. Please also note the BMW Maintenance Sys‐ The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting. tem, refer to page 172. Switch off the engine during...
  • Page 156 Driving tips Saving fuel ECO PRO Tip Driving style ▷ "Tip at:": Set ECO Pro speed at which an ECO PRO Tip is to be displayed. ▷ "ECO PRO speed warning": A reminder is displayed if the set ECO PRO speed is exceeded.
  • Page 157 Saving fuel Driving tips Displaying EfficientDynamics info "ECO PRO Info" The current efficiency can be displayed. ECO PRO tip - Symbols "EfficientDynamics info" An additional symbol and a text instruction are The following systems are displayed: displayed. ▷ Automatic engine start-stop function. Symbol Measure ▷...
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  • Page 159: Mobility

    Mobility In order to always ensure your mobility, you will find important information on operating fluids, wheels and tires, maintenance and Roadside Assistance in the following. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 160: Refueling

    Mobility Refueling Refueling Vehicle equipment Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise. All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e.
  • Page 161 Refueling Mobility Open the cover on the right side trim. Pull the green knob with the fuel pump symbol. This releases the fuel filler flap. Observe the following when refueling The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks off the first time.
  • Page 162: Fuel

    Mobility Fuel Fuel Vehicle equipment Gasoline quality BMW recommends AKI 91. All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is Minimum fuel grade described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ BMW recommends AKI 89. ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e.
  • Page 163: Wheels And Tires

    Wheels and tires Mobility Wheels and tires Vehicle equipment Pressure specifications The tire inflation pressure table, refer to All standard, country-specific and optional page 160, contains all pressure specifications equipment that is offered in the model series is for the specified tire sizes at the ambient tem‐ described in this chapter.
  • Page 164 Mobility Wheels and tires Tire inflation pressure values up to X3 xDrive 35i 100 mph/160 km/h Tire size Pressure specifica‐ X3 xDrive 28i tions in bar/PSI Specifications in Tire size Pressure specifica‐ bar/PSI with cold tions in bar/PSI tires Specifications in bar/PSI with cold 245/50 R 18 100 V 2.2 / 32...
  • Page 165: Tire Identification Marks

    Wheels and tires Mobility Tire inflation pressure values over X3 35i 100 mph/160 km/h Tire size Pressure specifica‐ X3 28i tions in bar/PSI Specifications in Tire size Pressure specifica‐ bar/PSI with cold tions in bar/PSI tires Specifications in bar/PSI with cold 245/50 R 18 100 V 2.6 / 38 3.0 / 44...
  • Page 166: Tire Identification Number

    Mobility Wheels and tires Treadwear 96: load rating, not for ZR tires Y: speed rating, before the R on ZR tires The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested Speed letter under controlled conditions on a specified gov‐...
  • Page 167: Tire Damage

    Wheels and tires Mobility Minimum tread depth Temperature grade for this tire The temperature grade for this tire is es‐ tablished for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinfla‐ tion, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause heat buildup and possible tire failure.
  • Page 168: Changing Wheels And Tires

    Mobility Wheels and tires In case of tire damage Approved wheels and tires If there are indications of tire damage, re‐ The manufacturer of your vehicle recom‐ duce your speed immediately and have the mends that you use only wheels and tires that wheels and tires checked right away;...
  • Page 169 Wheels and tires Mobility Retreaded tires Always protect tires against all contact with oil, grease and fuels. Possibly substantial variations in the de‐ sign and age of the tire casing structures can Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pres‐ limit service life and have a negative impact on sure indicated on the side wall of the tire.
  • Page 170 Mobility Wheels and tires Consult your service center for more informa‐ tion. Use only in pairs on the rear wheels, equipped with the tires of the following size: ▷ 205/65 R 17. ▷ 225/60 R 17. ▷ 245/50 R 18. ▷...
  • Page 171: Engine Compartment

    Engine compartment Mobility Engine compartment Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 172: Opening The Hood

    Mobility Engine compartment Closing the hood Never reach into the engine compart‐ ment Never reach into the intermediate spaces or gaps in the engine compartment. Otherwise, there is risk of injury, e.g., from rotating or hot parts.◀ Opening the hood Pull the lever.
  • Page 173: Engine Oil

    Engine oil Mobility Engine oil Vehicle equipment "Engine oil level" All standard, country-specific and optional Oil level display messages equipment that is offered in the model series is Different messages appear on the display de‐ described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ pending on the oil level.
  • Page 174 Duration: approx. 1 minute. Approved oil types Gasoline engine Adding engine oil BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30. Filler neck BMW Longlife-01. BMW Longlife-01 FE. Additional information about the approved types of oils can be requested from the service center.
  • Page 175: Coolant

    Coolant Mobility Coolant Vehicle equipment Coolant level All standard, country-specific and optional Checking equipment that is offered in the model series is Let the engine cool. described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ ment is also described that is not available in a Turn the cap of the expansion tank slightly vehicle, e.
  • Page 176: Maintenance

    This also applies changing the engine oil and the microfilter/ for safety-related functions and systems. activated-charcoal filter. BMW Maintenance System Service booklet The maintenance system directs you to re‐ Perform maintenance work at the service cen‐...
  • Page 177 Maintenance Mobility Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis Position There is an OBD socket on the driver's side for checking the primary components in the vehi‐ cle emissions. Emissions ▷ The warning lamp lights up: Emissions are deteriorating. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible.
  • Page 178: Replacing Components

    Mobility Replacing components Replacing components Vehicle equipment Front: Replacing the wiper blades To change the wiper blades, fold up, refer All standard, country-specific and optional to page 70, the wiper arms. equipment that is offered in the model series is Fold up the wipers.
  • Page 179: Lamps And Bulbs

    Replacing components Mobility Rear: replacing the wiper blades Do not perform work/bulb replacement on xenon headlamps Lift off the wiper fully and pull off the wiper blade, arrow. Have any work on the xenon lighting system, including bulb replacement, performed only by a service center.
  • Page 180 Mobility Replacing components change, have the headlamp setting checked 55-watt bulb, H7. and corrected by Service. Open the hood, refer to page 167. Unscrew the cap counterclockwise and re‐ Front lamps, bulb replacement move it. At a glance Halogen headlamps Carefully pull out the connector.
  • Page 181 For checking and adjusting headlamp aim, please contact your BMW center. Detach the connector. Xenon headlamps Low beams and high beams are designed with xenon technology.
  • Page 182 Mobility Replacing components Turn the bulb bracket and remove it. Please contact your service center in the event of a malfunction. Tail lamps, bulb replacement At a glance Remove the bulb and replace it. Proceed in reverse order to insert the front fog lamp.
  • Page 183 Replacing components Mobility body, push it up, arrow, and remove the Connect and install tail lamp. cover. Insert cover with the three mountings in the tail lamp. While applying pressure on the top and bottom bracket, slide the cover down to the stop. Backup lamp and inner brake lamp Follow the general instructions on Lamps and bulbs, refer to page 175.
  • Page 184: Changing Wheels

    Mobility Replacing components Changing wheels ter to ensure that all comfort functions are fully available and that any Check Control mes‐ sages of these comfort functions are no longer Hints displayed. The vehicle equipment does not include a spare tire. Charging the battery When using run-flat tires or tire sealants, a tire does not need to be changed immediately in...
  • Page 185 Replacing components Mobility Disposing of old batteries In the cargo area Have old batteries disposed of by your service center or bring them to a recy‐ cling center. Maintain the battery in an upright position for transport and storage. Secure the battery so that it does not tip over during transport.
  • Page 186: Breakdown Assistance

    The radio ready state is switched on. When the emergency request is received ▷ The Assist system is functional. at the BMW Response Center, the BMW Response Center contacts you and takes ▷ The SIM card integrated in the vehicle has further steps to help you.
  • Page 187 BMW Response Center. ▷ If the LED is flashing, but the BMW Re‐ sponse Center can no longer be heard via the speaker, you can nevertheless still be heard for the BMW Response Center.
  • Page 188 Breakdown assistance Preparation Connecting the cables Check whether the battery of the other ve‐ Pull off the cap of the BMW starting aid ter‐ hicle has a voltage of 12 volts. This infor‐ minal. mation can be found on the battery.
  • Page 189: Tow Bar

    Breakdown assistance Mobility Tow-starting and towing Attaching the tow bar/tow rope correctly Attach the tow bar or tow rope to the tow Automatic transmission: transporting fitting; connecting it to other vehicle parts may your vehicle cause damage.◀ ▷ Switch on the hazard warning system, de‐ Note pending on local regulations.
  • Page 190 The screw-in tow fitting should always be car‐ Tow-starting ried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the front or rear of the BMW. It is stored in the on‐ Automatic transmission board vehicle tool kit behind the left folding cover in the cargo area.
  • Page 191: Care

    Care Mobility Care Vehicle equipment Intense soiling and road salt can damage the vehicle. All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is Automatic car washes described in this chapter. Therefore, equip‐ ment is also described that is not available in a Hints vehicle, e.
  • Page 192: Vehicle Care

    Do not turn off the ignition in the car wash; otherwise, the transmission position P is BMW recommends using cleaning and care engaged and damages can result.◀ products from BMW, since these have been tested and approved. To start the engine: Car care and cleaning products Depress the brake pedal.
  • Page 193 Care Mobility Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any grease will gradually break down the protective silicon-containing car care products in order to layer of the leather surface. avoid damage or reduced noise damping. Suitable care products are available from the Fine wood parts service center.
  • Page 194 Mobility Care Carpets and floor mats Long-term vehicle storage Your service center can advise you on what to No objects in the area around the pedals consider when storing the vehicle for longer Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other than three months.
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  • Page 197: Reference

    Reference This chapter contains the technical data and an index that will quickly take you to the information you need. Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 198: Technical Data

    Reference Technical data Technical data Vehicle equipment ment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional All standard, country-specific and optional equipment or country variant. This also applies equipment that is offered in the model series is for safety-related functions and systems.
  • Page 199 Technical data Reference Length, wheel base Wheel base: 110.6 inches/2,810 mm Vehicle length: 182.9 inches / 4,648 mm Smallest turning circle Dia.: 39 ft/11.9 m Weights X3 xDrive28i Approved gross vehicle weight lbs/kg 5,137/2,330 Load lbs/kg 904/410 Approved front axle load lbs/kg 2,404/1,090 Approved rear axle load...
  • Page 200 Reference Technical data X3 xDrive35i Approved gross vehicle weight lbs/kg 5,215/2,365 Load lbs/kg 904/410 Approved front axle load lbs/kg 2,448/1,110 Approved rear axle load lbs/kg 2,845/1,290 Approved roof load capacity lbs/kg 220/100 Cargo area capacity cu ft/l 19.4–56.5 550–1,600 Capacities US gal/liters Notes Fuel tank...
  • Page 201 Technical data Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 926 047 - XI/13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 911 041 - VI/13...
  • Page 202: Everything From A To Z

    Air flow, automatic climate Automatic Curb Monitor Blinds, sun protection control 125, Automatic deactivation, front BMW Assist, see user's Air pressure, tires passenger airbags manual for Navigation, En‐ Air vents, refer to Ventila‐ Automatic headlamp con‐ tertainment and Communi‐...
  • Page 203 Everything from A to Z Reference Brake pads, breaking in CBS Condition Based Serv‐ Combination switch, refer to Braking, hints Turn signals Breakdown assis‐ CD/Multimedia, see user's Combination switch, refer to tance 182, manual for Navigation, En‐ Wiper system Breaking in tertainment and Communi‐...
  • Page 204 Reference Everything from A to Z Data, technical DTC Dynamic Traction Con‐ Engine oil additives Date trol Engine oil change Daytime running lights Dynamic Damping Con‐ Engine oil filler neck Defrosting, refer to Windows, trol Engine oil temperature defrosting 125, Dynamic Stability Control Engine oil types, alterna‐...
  • Page 205 Everything from A to Z Reference Fitting for towing, refer to Gear change, automatic High beams/low beams, refer Tow fitting transmission to High-beam Assistant Flat tire, changing Gear shift indicator High beams, bulb replace‐ wheels General driving notes ment Flat Tire Monitor FTM Glass sunroof, refer to Panor‐...
  • Page 206 Reference Everything from A to Z Initializing, Flat Tire Monitor Low beams, automatic, refer to High-beam Assistant Instrument cluster Lamp replacement Lower back support Instrument cluster, electronic Lamp replacement, front Luggage rack, refer to Roof- displays Lamp replacement, rear mounted luggage rack Instrument lighting Lamps Lumbar support...
  • Page 207 Everything from A to Z Reference Measure, units of Obstacle marking, rearview Parked vehicle, condensa‐ Medical kit camera tion Memory, seat, mirror Octane rating, refer to Gaso‐ Parking aid, refer to PDC Menu, EfficientDynamics line quality Parking brake Menu in instrument clus‐ Odometer Parking lamps Office, see user's manual for...
  • Page 208 Reference Everything from A to Z Radio, see user's manual for Shifting, automatic transmis‐ Navigation, Entertainment sion and Communication Safe braking Shift paddles on steering Rain sensor Safety wheel Rear lamps Safety belt reminder for driv‐ Side airbags Rear socket er's seat and front passen‐...
  • Page 209 Everything from A to Z Reference Status display, tires Theft alarm system, refer to Turn signals, operation Status information, iDrive Alarm system Status of Owner's Manual Theft protection, refer to Steering wheel, adjusting Central locking system Steering wheel heating Thigh support Unintentional alarm Steptronic, automatic trans‐...
  • Page 210 Reference Everything from A to Z Word match concept, naviga‐ tion Warning indicators Wrench Warning lamps Warning messages, refer to Check Control Warning triangle xDrive Washer fluid Xenon headlamps, bulb re‐ Washer fluid reservoir, ca‐ placement pacity Washer nozzles, wind‐ shield Washer system Washing, vehicle...
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