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The Ultimate
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  • Page 1 Contents Owner's Manual for Vehicle A - Z The Ultimate Driving Machine Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 2 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 3 This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Informa- tion Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. BMW Group Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 4 BMW AG, Munich. US English II/10, 03 10 500 Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Destination entry Destination guidance What to do if … Entertainment On/off and tone Radio Satellite radio CD/DVD player and CD changer Music collection External devices Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 6: Using This Owner's Manual

    Symbols on vehicle components Indicates that you should consult the rel- evant section of this Owner's Manual for information on a particular part or assembly. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 7: The Individual Vehicle

    If this work is not carried out prop- erly, there is a danger of subsequent damage and related safety hazards.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 8: Service And Warranty

    In such case, please contact Customer Relations for further information. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 9: Reporting Safety Defects

    Canada by mail at: Transport Canada, ASFAD, Place de Ville, Tower C, 330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N5. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 10 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 11: At A Glance

    The section will also assist you in becoming acquainted with the control concepts and options available for operating the various systems. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 12: Cockpit

    Automatic headlamp control Opening and closing front Adaptive light control windows High-beam assistant Folding exterior mirrors in and out Adjusting exterior mirrors, automatic curb Fog lamps monitor Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 13 12 Ignition lock 15 Horn, entire surface 16 Adjusting the steering wheel Cruise control Active cruise control 18 Releasing the hood 19 Opening the trunk lid Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 14 Indicator and warning lamps > Checking engine oil level > Settings and information > There is a Check Control message Fuel gauge 10 Resetting the trip odometer Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 15: Indicator And Warning Lamps

    Display describe the meanings of the indicator and warning lamps. Canada: parking brake applied engine malfunction with adverse effect on emissions Canada: engine malfunction with adverse effect on emissions Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 16: Around The Center Console: Controls And Displays

    Around the center console: controls and displays Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 17 Cooling function Automatic recirculated-air control AUC and recirculated-air mode Maximum cooling ALL program Air volume Defrosting windows Rear window defroster Heated seats 12 CD/DVD drive Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 18: Idrive

    Push, arrow 5 Operate the controller only when traffic and road conditions allow this, to avoid endangering the car's occupants and other road users by being distracted.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 19: Operating Principle

    "Settings". Changing between panels After selecting a menu item, e.g. "Radio", a new menu is displayed on a panel. The panels can overlap. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 20 Screen settings, refer to page 19. > Control options for the selected menu. Turn the controller until "Time/Date" is highlighted, and then press the controller. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 21 Radio, CD/DVD, external devices Press the OPTION button. > Telephone "Split screen" Name of the mobile phone paired with The split screen is activated. the vehicle Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 22: Programmable Memory Keys

    Switch the voice instructions for the navigation on/off. "Navigation" "Map" Select the symbol using the controller. Press the desired key for longer than two seconds. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 23: Letters And Numbers

    > Town/city names can be entered with the spelling used in any of the languages available on the Control Display. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 24: Voice Activation System

    This symbol appears on the Control Display when you can enter additional commands. If no further commands are possible, continue by operating the item of equipment via iDrive. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 25 "Settings" > Avoid ambient noise in the vehicle while speaking. "Language/Units" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 26 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 27: Controls

    All features and accessories that are useful for driving and your safety, comfort and convenience, are described here. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 28: Opening And Closing

    The integrated key fits the following locks: > Triple turn signal activation, refer to > Glove compartment, refer to page page > Driver's door, refer to page Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 29: Central Locking System

    The interior lamps, the courtesy lamps and the > Doors welcome lamps come on. > Trunk lid > Fuel filler flap > Convertible: glove compartment Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 30: Setting Unlocking Characteristics

    Open the trunk lid, press the cargo area ensure that no one is injured. Releasing partition upward and stow the cargo in the the button interrupts the opening process.< cargo area. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 31 26. The remote control for Comfort Access contains a battery that may have to be changed, refer to page 35. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 32: Automatic Locking

    The function is switched on and is stored for the remote control currently in use. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 33: Trunk Lid

    This is an advantage when valet park- ing, for example. Locking the glove compart- ment, refer to page 114. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 34: Alarm System

    Switching off an alarm > Unlock the car with the remote control, refer to page 27. > Insert the remote control all the way into the ignition lock. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 35: Interior Motion Sensor

    > Unlocking/locking the vehicle > Unlocking the trunk lid separately > Engine starting > Convenient closing Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 36: Starting The Engine

    Grasp the handle on the driver's or front pas- the ignition lock, refer to page 55. senger door completely, arrow 1. This corre- sponds to pressing the button. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 37: Replacing The Battery

    The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster comes on and a message appears on the Control Display: replace the battery in the remote control. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 38 The rear windows do not tions, such as thin objects, and the window close automatically. would continue closing. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 39 If there is an external danger, press the switch > The closed glass roof is raised and the forward past the resistance point. The roof sliding visor opens slightly. closes without pinch protection. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 40 Before operating the retractable hardtop, ensure that there is enough clearance, e.g. when parked in front of a wall. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 41 Ensure that the trunk lid is closed. top cannot be moved. > The vehicle should be parked on fairly level ground. Excessive angle is indicated by a lamp. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 42: Wind Deflector

    Only turn the rotary handle within the range between the two symbols; other- wise, the cable system inside the wind deflector could be damaged.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 43 3. To protect the seat cushions or to use the bag holders, you can fold the rear backrest down, refer to page 119. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 44: Adjustments

    This effect is usually only tem- porary. For airbag locations and additional information on airbags, refer to page 98. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 45: Manual Adjustment

    Pull the lever and move the thigh support forward or back. Height Pull lever 2 and apply your weight to the seat or lift it off, as necessary. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 46: Lumbar Support

    1 or rear end 2 of the switch. You can also adjust the contour of the backrest to obtain additional support in the lumbar region. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 47: Head Restraints

    For technical reasons, the head restraint cannot be removed.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 48: Height Adjustment

    Only remove the head restraints if no pas- sengers will be sitting in the rear. Reinstall head restraints before transporting passengers in the rear.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 49: Heated Seats

    Press the front end 2 of the switch until the switched off entirely to save on battery power. seat has moved into the desired position. The LEDs stay lit. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 50: Seat And Mirror Memory

    The adjusting procedure is halted immediately when you touch a seat adjustment switch or Switching off automatic call-up one of the memory buttons. Deactivate "Last seat position automatic". Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 51: Safety Belts

    Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 52: Exterior Mirrors

    The mirrors can also be adjusted manually: Deactivating press the edge of the glass. Push the switch to the position for the passen- ger side mirror, arrow 2. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 53: Steering Wheel

    Press the button. The LED in the button lights up when the steering wheel heating is switched on. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 54: Transporting Children Safely

    Incorrectly Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 55: Latch Child Restraint Fixing

    For child restraint systems with tether straps there are two additional anchors, see arrows. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 56 Use the hook to clip the retaining strap to the anchor. Push the head restraint into its lowermost position. Pull the retaining strap taut. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 57: Driving

    P position: interlock. the instrument cluster. When the engine is off, please switch off the ignition and any unnecessary electrical consumers in order to preserve the battery.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 58: Switching Off The Engine

    Comfort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to ignition lock, refer to page 55. page 33. Depress the brake. Depress the clutch and shift to neutral posi- tion. Press the start/stop button. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 59: Parking Brake

    When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise, the engine could be damaged if you inadvert- ently shift into 3rd or 4th gear.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 60: Automatic Transmission With

    With the ignition switched on or the engine Press the accelerator pedal beyond the full- running, the selector lever can be moved throttle resistance point. out of position P. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 61 > When you use the shift paddles on the steering wheel to shift gears in automatic mode, the transmission switches to manual mode. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 62: System Limitations

    Launch Control, refer to page with the vehicle stationary, first depress the > Automatic throttle blip brake; otherwise, the desired shift will not be executed: shiftlock. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 63 230. As soon as instrument cluster. you remove the remote control from the ignition lock, then the transmission is shifted into P.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 64: Gear Shifting

    The LED in the button lights up and SPORT mode, the transmission switches to manual appears in the info display. mode. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 65 1, and remove, Clip the selector lever sleeve back into arrow 2. place. Forcefully apply the parking brake. Jump-starting and towing, starting on page 241. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 66: Turn Signals

    Launch Control is not available for use during the break-in phase, refer to page 126. To maintain driving stability, keep DSC activated whenever possible.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 67: Wiper System

    The lever automatically returns to its initial ing an automatic car wash. Failure to do position when released. so could result in damage caused by undesired wiper activation.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 68: Washer Fluid

    You can shift gears while cruise control is acti- vated. The system is deactivated when you drive at very low engine speeds for an extended period. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 69 When DSC or ABS is intervening Cruise control is not deactivated by depressing the accelerator pedal. Once the accelerator pedal is released, the stored speed is achieved again and maintained. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 70: Warning Lamp

    85.< throttle setting and shifting gears automatically or by the driver as needed. Your selected speed will be held when driving downhill, too. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 71 Always be ready to take action or apply the brakes if necessary, especially when the system is actively following a vehicle in front Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 72 20 mph or 30 km/h due to a traffic situation > When you switch gears very slowly or shift to neutral in cars with manual transmission Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 73 In cars with manual transmission: when you shift gears very slowly or shift to neutral > In cars with automatic transmission: when you engage selector lever position N Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 74: Warning Lamps

    For US owners only The transmitter and receiver units comply with part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communications Commission regulations. Operation is gov- erned by the following: Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 75 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 76: Your Responsibility

    Therefore, it is up to the driver to select a speed that is prudent in view of the curves and terrain of the roadway. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 77: Controls Overview

    Never force the engine speed up into the red warning field, see arrow. In this range, the fuel supply is interrupted to protect the engine. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 78: Coolant Temperature

    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. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 79: Average Fuel Consumption

    Displays the current fuel consumption. This allows you to see whether your current driving style is conducive to fuel economy with mini- mum exhaust emissions. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 80 Select the respective menu item and press the controller. Press the controller again to confirm your selection. Resetting the trip computer You can reset all values: "Vehicle Info" "Trip computer" "Reset" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 81: Settings And Information

    The outside temperature reading and the time reappear when you press button 2 or if you make no entries within approx. 15 seconds. If required, complete the current setting first. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 82: Units Of Measure

    BMW Service Advisor.< For certain maintenance operations, you can view the respective distance remaining or due date individually in the instrument cluster. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 83: Possible Displays

    No service is currently required. The deadline for service or a legally mandated inspection is approaching. Please schedule a service appointment. The service deadline has already passed. "Service required" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 84 The date entry is stored. To exit from the menu: Move the controller to the left. More information on the BMW Maintenance System can be found on page 227. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 85: Setting The Time

    Via iDrive "Time/Date" Press the MENU button. "Format:" The main menu is displayed. Select the desired format and press the controller. The time format is stored. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 86: Check Control

    The date is stored. Several of the lamps are checked for proper functioning and light up temporarily when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 87 It is accompanied by a text message on the Control Display. Push button 1 to check for other messages. Press button 2. The display again shows the outside tem- perature and the time. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 88: Speed Limit

    Press the controller. The limit warning is switched on. Turn the controller until the desired speed is displayed. Press the controller. The speed limit is stored. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 89: Control Display

    Switch between a standard dialog and a short dialog. "Settings" "Language/Units" "Speech mode:" Select the desired dialog. The setting is stored for the remote control cur- rently in use. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 90: Technology For Driving Comfort And Safety

    After approx. 55 yd/50 m of driving or above > If you are driving parallel to a wall. approx. 20 mph/approx. 30 km/h, the system switches off and the LED goes out. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 91: Antilock Brake System Abs

    Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety margin again by taking risks, as this could result in an accident.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 92: Dynamic Traction Control Dtc

    It is therefore neces- sary to drive with appropriate caution. You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC under the following special circumstances: Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 93 To increase speed To decrease speed Activating HDC Press the button; the LED lights up. When the vehicle is being braked automatically, the LED flashes. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 94: Drive-off Assistant

    Each time a tire inflation pressure has been cor- rected or a wheel or tire has been changed, reinitialize the system. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 95 Reduce your speed and bring the vehicle to a stop; otherwise, tire components may become detached, which could result in an accident. Do not continue driving; instead, contact your center.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 96: Tire Pressure Monitor Tpm

    > The system was not reset after a wheel change and will thus issue warnings at the last initialized inflation pressures. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 97: Resetting The System

    Control Display. The message detached, which could result in an accident. "Low tire!" is shown.< Do not continue driving; instead, contact your center.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 98: Active Steering

    Accordingly, when the speed increases. This improves the handling of low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should your BMW over the entire speed range. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 99: Brake Force Display

    On the left: normal braking. If there is a defect, a corresponding text mes- On the right: sharp braking. sage appears. Have the system checked. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 100 Do not of the front passenger airbags, deactivated or hang items of clothing such as coats or jackets Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 101 The front and side airbags for the front pas- senger are not activated. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 102 80.< Push the protection bar halfway down from above. Release the locking lever. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 103: Lamps

    103.< "Lighting" Low beams The low beams light up when the light switch is in position 2 and the ignition is on. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 104: Adaptive Light Control

    When you are reversing, only the corner-illumi- nating lamps are switched on and active on both sides. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 105: Switching Off

    Switching off Press the lever in the opposite direction to the pressure point, arrow 3. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 106: Fog Lamps

    In poorly lit towns and cities and in the pres- vate the headlamp flasher or switch on the high ence of highly reflective signs beams. > At low speeds Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 107: Interior Lamps

    There are reading lamps at the front and rear next to the interior lamps. To switch on and off, press the button. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 108: Climate

    16 Interior temperature sensor, please keep AUTO program clear Air volume, manual adjustment; 17 Seat heating , left side AUTO intensity Automatic recirculated-air control AUC/Recirculated-air mode Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 109: Automatic Climate Control

    The system cools steadily in the lowest setting, regardless of the outside temperature. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 110: Rear Window Defroster

    Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 111 Adjust the vent outlets to direct the flow of cool air in your direction, for instance if it has become too hot in the car. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 112: Parked Car Ventilation

    24 hours only. After these have elapsed, it must be reactivated.< The parked car ventilation is switched on. The symbol on the automatic climate Control Display flashes. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 113: Practical Interior Accessories

    The corresponding memory button 1 is now www.homelink.com. programmed with the signal of the original HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson hand-held transmitter. Controls, Inc.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 114 The corresponding memory button 1 is now programmed with the signal of the original hand-held transmitter. If you have any questions, please contact your BMW center.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 115: Digital Compass

    To change the zone setting, briefly press the adjustment button repeatedly until the display shows the number of the compass zone corre- sponding to your current location. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 116: Roller Sun Blind

    26. Convertible: when you lock the vehicle from the outside, the glove compartment is locked as well. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 117: Center Armrest

    The center armrest between the front seats contains either a compartment or the cover for the snap-in adapter , depending on the equip- ment version. Opening Press the button, see arrow. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 118 Do not hang heavy objects from the hooks; other- wise, they could endanger the car's occupants, e.g. in case of heavy braking or sudden swerving.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 119 When leaving the car, always remove the remote control so that children cannot operate the cigarette lighter and burn themselves.< Push the ridge on the cover. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 120: Cigarette Lighter Socket

    The lashing eyes in the cargo area provide you with a way to attach cargo area nets or draw straps for securing suitcases and luggage, refer to page 130. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 121: Cargo Loading

    For more information on loading the vehicle, refer to page 129. You can fold down the rear seat backrest to transport light objects in the rear without dam- Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 122: Lashing Eyes

    > Net for small objects on the right trim panel tapered design. of the cargo area Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 123: Securing Cargo

    1.90 m length are loaded, the overall capacity of tents. Tighten the retaining strap on the ten- the transport bag is reduced due to its tapered sioning buckle for this purpose. design. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 124 To store the transport bag, perform the steps described for loading in reverse order. Undo the Velcro fastener and spread out the transport bag between the front seats. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 125 To replace, insert the cover at an angle from above and let it snap it into place. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 126 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 127: Driving Tips

    Driving tips Driving tips This section provides you with information useful in dealing with specific driving and operating conditions. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 128: Things To Remember When Driving

    This is the fastest way for the cold engine to reach its operating temperature. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 129: General Driving Notes

    The risk of hydroplaning increases with declin- ing tread depth on the tires, refer also to Mini- mum tread depth on page 219. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 130: Driving Through Water

    Traces of condensed water light but consistent brake pressure can lead to under the vehicle are therefore normal. high temperatures, brake wear and possibly even brake failure.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 131 650 lbs: 1,400 lbs. minus 750 lbs. = 650 lbs. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 132: Stowing Cargo

    Make sure the cargo area is loaded correctly; other- wise parts of the hardtop can be damaged, refer to page 119.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 133 Fasten roof-mounted cargo correctly and securely to prevent it from shifting or falling off during the trip. Drive smoothly. Avoid sudden acceleration and braking maneuvers. Take corners gently. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 134 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 135: Navigation

    Navigation Navigation This chapter describes how you can enter destinations and specify your route so that your navigation system guides you reliably to your destination. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 136: Navigation System

    The data are stored in the vehicle. > After the update, the system restarts. > The medium that holds the navigation data can be removed after the update is com- pleted. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 137: Destination Entry

    Press the MENU button. "Navigation" Select letters, if necessary. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 138 After the street you can also enter the intersec- tion or the house number. If there are several streets with the same name: Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 139: Address Book

    "Store position as contact" or "Add position page. 197. to contact". Select a contact from the list or, if neces- sary, using "A-Z search". Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 140: Last Destinations

    Open "Options". "Edit destination" "Start guidance" Deleting the last destinations "Navigation" "Last destinations" Highlight the destination. Open "Options". "Delete entry" or "Delete all last destina- tions". Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 141 "Start guidance" or "Add as another dest.". Select "All" or a specific category, e.g. If a phone number is available, a connection hotels or restaurants. can be established, if desired. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 142 "Add as another dest.". > "Return": return to the map view. > "Find points of interest": the search for special destinations is begun. Select the settings. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 143: Voice Commands

    To do so, reactivate the voice activation system if necessary. You can have the possible commands read aloud via {Voice commands}.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 144 Select "Add as another dest.". Storing destinations Select the location where the intermediate The destination is automatically added to the destination is to be inserted. list of last destinations. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 145 "Guidance" the vehicle. Thus, entry of erroneous or "Display all trip destinations" unregistered names is impossible. Select an intermediate destination. "Reposition dest. in the trip" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 146: Destination Guidance

    "Resume guidance" > "Alternative routes": other suggested alternative routes while destination guidance is active Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 147 "Route information" destination guidance. "Remove blocking" > List of streets and towns/cities > Map view, refer to page Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 148 Interactive map Adjusting the volume of voice instructions* Map view settings The volume can be adjusted only while a voice Changing scale instruction is being issued. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 149 Move the controller to the right until the split screen is selected. Settings for the map view turn the controller. The map is shown on the Control Display. Open "Options". "Settings" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 150 B. Total Traffic Network traffic data is informa- tional only. User assumes all risk of use. Total Traffic Network, BMW NA, and their suppliers Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 151 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 152: Displaying Traffic Obstructions

    Depending on the road type and the kind and extent of the traffic obstruction, the newly cal- culated route may lead through the traffic obstruction. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 153: What To Do If

    The area has not been fully recorded yet, or you have left the recommended route and the system requires a few seconds to calcu- late a new route suggestion. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 154 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 155: Entertainment

    Entertainment Entertainment Operation of the radio, CD equipment and external audio devices as well as their tone settings are described in this chapter. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 156: On/off And Tone

    > Turn: adjusting the volume Eject the CD/DVD Treble, bass, balance, fader CD/DVD drive > "Balance": left/right volume distribution Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 157 "Fasten safety belts" reminder, relative "Equalizer" to the entertainment sound output Select the desired setting. Adjustments "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings". "Tone" "Volume settings" To adjust: turn the controller. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 158 To adjust: turn the controller. To store: press the controller. Resetting tone settings You can reset all tone settings to the default setting. "CD/Multimedia", "Radio" or "Settings". "Tone" "Reset" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 159: Radio

    To store the station: press the controller for an extended period. "FM" or "AM" Select the desired station. Storing stations Via iDrive "Radio" "FM" or "AM" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 160: Radio Data System Rds

    Any time shift between these two broadcasts can lead to repetitions or interruptions in the output. In this case, switch off digital radio reception. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 161 It is possible to store up to 40 stations. Calling up a station "Radio" "Presets" Select the desired station. Storing a station The station currently selected is stored. "Radio" "Presets" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 162: Satellite Radio

    The channel name is displayed in the Unsubscribing from channels status line. "Radio" Enabling the channels "Satellite radio" The Unsubscribed Channels category contains Open "Options". all disabled channels. "Radio" "Satellite radio" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 163: Selecting A Channel

    DVD player Information on the channel is displayed. Press the button for the corresponding Symbol Function direction. The next channel is selected. Channel name Artist Track Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 164: Selecting A Category

    If necessary, select "All channels" or the Go to the live broadcast desired category. Playback/pause Select the desired channel. Next track Press the controller again. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 165 My Favorites category. All favorites cur- as soon as it is available. rently being broadcast can be selected from a A new panel opens. list. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 166 The signal may not be available in tunnels or underground garages, next to tall buildings or near trees, mountains or other powerful sources of radio interference. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 167: Cd/dvd Player And Cd Changer

    169. Selecting a track using the button Press the button for the appropriate direction as often as necessary until the desired track is reached. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 168 Random play sequence The tracks on the current CD/DVD are played once in random sequence. "CD/Multimedia" "CD/DVD" Select the desired CD or DVD. Open "Options". Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 169: Starting Playback

    Australia, Central and South Amer- The Video menu is displayed: ica, New Zealand Northwest Asia, North Africa Symbol Function China Open the DVD menu All regions Starting playback Pause Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 170 Zoom Display the video image on the full screen. Turn the controller during playback. Open "Options". Select the desired language. "Additional options" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 171: Selecting Track

    The CD magazine will be ejected. Push the magazine back in after at least 2 seconds have passed so that the inserted CDs can be read in again. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 172 Do not use self-recorded CDs/DVDs with labels applied as these can become detached during playback due to heat build-up and can cause Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 173 USA and worldwide. DTS and the logo are reg- istered trademarks & DTS Digital Surround and the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS Inc. © DTS, Inc. All rights reserved. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 174: Music Collection

    Patent: #6,304,523. Gracenote and CDDB are registered trade- marks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and the "Powered by Gracenote" logo are trademarks of Gracenote. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 175: Music Search

    USB memory card readers with multi- ple inserts, Apple iPod/iPhone. Music from a USB device can be stored only via the USB interface in the glove compartment.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 176 Select additional categories if desired. To select a track directly: {Title …} Say the voice command and the name of the desired track in one sentence. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 177: Managing Music

    Display the free memory capacity in the music collection. "CD/Multimedia" "CD/Multimedia" "Music collection" "Music collection" Highlight the desired album. Open "Options". Open "Options". "Free memory" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 178 "CD/Multimedia" page 115. "Music collection" "CD/Multimedia" Open "Options". "Music collection" "Delete music collection" Open "Options". "Music data import/export" "Backup music on USB" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 179: External Devices

    Turn the controller until the desired volume system, connect the headset or line-out port of is set and then press the controller. the external device to the AUX-IN port. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 180 Connecting via USB audio interface ing tracks may be deleted. Lift up the center armrest. Music tracks with integrated Digital Rights Management (DRM) cannot be played.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 181 Restarting a track search title "New search" > Additionally for USB devices: file directory, composer Track titles are displayed if they have been stored in the Latin alphabet. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 182 > Do not use the USB audio interface to "Random" charge external devices. Fast forward/reverse Press and hold the button for the corre- sponding direction. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 183 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 184 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 185: Communications

    Communications Communications This chapter describes how to use the telephone, BMW Assist and TeleService. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 186: Telephone

    > The mobile phone is ready to operate. use the hands-free system instead. If you do Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 187 Preparation via iDrive "Telephone" If the pairing was successful, the mobile phone "Bluetooth (telephone)" appears at the top of the list of mobile phones. "Add new phone" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 188 The phone book entries and the lists of briefly disconnect the power supply. stored phone numbers are deleted as well. > Repeat the pairing procedure. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 189 These volumes are maintained for the hands- > The mobile phone is recognized by the free system, even if you set the other audio vehicle. sources to minimum volume. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 190: Receiving Calls

    If a second call comes in during an active call, you will hear a call waiting signal. "Accept" The call is accepted and the existing call is put on hold. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 191: Phone Book

    When terminating a conference call, both calls are ended. If the call is terminated by one of the other parties, the other conversation may be continued. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 192 "Redial" Select an entry. The connection is established. Deleting entries individually or deleting all entries Highlight an entry. Open "Options". "Delete entry" or "Delete list". Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 193: Displaying Messages

    Open "Options". dest.". "Delete message" or "Delete all messages" To dial the number in the message: Select the message that contains the desired number. "Call" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 194: Operation By Voice

    You can operate your mobile phone without having to take a hand off the steering wheel. > {...} Verbal instructions to use with the voice activation system. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 195 Up to established. 50 entries can be set up. An entry always con- sists of a name and a phone number. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 196 {Read phonebook}. The dialog for reading the phone book opens. Say {Dial number} when the desired entry is read. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 197: Inserting/removing The Snap-in Adapter

    To remove the snap-in adapter: Removing mobile phone Press button 1. Press the button. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 198: Contacts

    Displaying the detailed view* addresses.< Select the desired contact. If applicable, "Store" All fields that have been filled in for that contact "Store contact in vehicle" are displayed. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 199: Selecting Name Display

    Dialing a phone number* "My contacts" Select the desired contact. Select the desired phone number. The connection is established. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 200: Bmw Assist

    Assist Response Center, for example if the mobile phone is not available or discharged. Press the SOS button to contact the BMW Assist Response Center. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 201: Roadside Assistance

    BMW Road- You can then dial a phone number directly or side Assistance. use an address for destination guidance Starting the concierge service "BMW Assist" "Concierge" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 202 After completion of TeleService Help, a voice connection is established to Roadside Assis- > The date setting on the Control Display tance. is current. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 203: Customer Relations

    The Open "Options". TeleService data is transmitted during a "Cancel loading" Service Request. If possible, your BMW center will establish contact with you. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 204 "Activate BMW Assist" You can check when the BMW center was noti- fied. "Vehicle Info" "Vehicle status" Open "Options". "Last Service Request" Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 205 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 206 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 207: Mobility

    This section helps you maintain your car's mobility by supplying important information on vital topics including fuels and lubricants, wheels and tires, service, maintenance and roadside assistance. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 208: Refueling

    Manually releasing the fuel filler flap In the event of a malfunction, you can release the fuel filler flap manually: Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 209: Fuel Tank Capacity

    If you use gasoline with this minimum AKI Rat- ing, the engine may produce knocking sounds when starting at high outside temperatures. This has no effect on the engine life. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 210: Wheels And Tires

    BMW center.< occur. For correct identification of the right tire infla- tion pressures, observe the following: Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 211 36/250 39/270 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 44/300 46/320 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 212 39/270 41/280 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 44/300 46/320 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 213 38/260 41/280 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 45/310 48/330 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 214 39/270 42/290 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 45/310 48/330 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 215 39/270 42/290 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 46/320 49/340 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 216 42/290 Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 W 42/290 49/340 Front: 225/40 R 18 88 Y 35/240 38/260 Rear: 255/35 R 18 90 Y 42/290 45/310 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 217 39/270 42/290 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 46/320 49/340 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 218 39/270 42/290 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 46/320 49/340 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 219 39/270 42/290 Rear: 255/30 R 19 91 Y XL 46/320 49/340 More details on the permissible load and weights can be found on page 249. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 220: Tire Identification Marks

    6 years at most, even if some tires may last and C, representing the tire's resistance to the for 10 years. generation of heat and its ability to dissipate Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 221: Tire Condition

    3 mm there is an increased risk of high-speed hydroplaning, even when only small amounts of water are present on the road surface. When winter tires wear down past a tread depth Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 222: New Wheels And Tires

    Tire Pressure Monitor may not be able to detect a puncture, refer to page 94. Your BMW center will be glad to advise you. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 223: Snow Chains

    Always protect tires against all contact with oil, grease and fuels. Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 224: Under The Hood

    Do not open the engine hood before the engine has cooled down; otherwise, injuries may result.< Press the release handle and open the hood. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 225: Engine Oil

    "OIL". Press button 2 in the turn indicator lever. The oil level is checked and the reading displayed. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 226 If the oil level is below the minimum value, add engine oil immediately to avoid engine damage. > "Engine oil level too high! Have this checked." Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 227: Adding Engine Oil

    Oil change Have oil changed only at your BMW center or at a workshop that works according to BMW repair procedures with correspondingly trained personnel. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 228: Checking Coolant Level

    Turn the cap until there is an audible click. Have the reason for the coolant loss elimi- nated as soon as possible. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 229: Maintenance

    > Engine oil > Brake pads: separately for front and rear > Brake fluid > Vehicle check > Legally mandated inspections depending on local regulations Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 230 OBD system assumes that fuel vapor is escaping. Make sure that the gas cap is correctly positioned and close it until it audibly clicks. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 231: Care

    Leave the remote control in the ignition lock water can reduce braking efficiency over the so that the vehicle can roll. short term and the brake discs can corrode.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 232: Paintwork Care

    Observe local regulations pertaining to shop according to BMW specifications using washing vehicles by hand.< original BMW paint materials. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 233: Interior Care

    Park will gradually attack the leather's protective Distance Control, clean and free of ice to ensure layer. that they remain fully functional.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 234: Vehicle Storage

    Do not use chemical or abrasive house- hold cleaning agents. Keep all types of fluid away from the device. Otherwise, surfaces or electrical components may be corroded or damaged.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 235: Replacing Components

    Class 1 light-emitting diodes. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 236: Xenon Lamps

    Turn signals, front These lamps use LED technology for operation. If they malfunction, please contact your BMW center. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 237: Backup Lamp

    Coupe: two-stage brake light in the trunk lid H21W bulb, 21 watts Backup lamp Brake lamp Parking/tail lamps Turn signal Brake Force Display lamp Parking/tail lamps Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 238: Changing Wheels

    Release the bulb holder, see arrow, and remove. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while turning it to the left for removal and replace- ment. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 239: Vehicle Battery

    157. Spare fuses are available from your BMW center. > Navigation system Operability must be waited for, refer to page 134. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 240: Giving And Receiving Assistance

    As soon as the voice connection to the BMW can be found in the Contact brochure. Assist Response Center has been established, the LED flashes. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 241: Warning Triangle

    Carefully adhere to the follow- ing sequence, both to prevent damage to one or both vehicles, and to guard against possible personal injuries.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 242: Connecting Jumper Cables

    Attach the second terminal clamp of the plus/+ jumper cable to the positive terminal of the battery or a starting-aid terminal of the vehicle to be started. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 243: Being Towed

    Do not exceed a towing speed of 45 mph or 70 km/h and a towing distance of 90 miles/150 km; otherwise, the automatic transmission may be damaged.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 244 Attach the tow bar to the tow fittings only, as attaching it to other parts of the vehicle could result in damage.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 245 Have the vehicle checked. With xDrive: do not activate Hill Descent Control HDC when the vehicle is being tow-started, page 91.< Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 246 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 247: Reference

    Reference Reference This chapter contains technical data, short commands for the voice activation system and an index that will help you find information most quickly. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 248: Technical Data

    Number of cylinders Maximum power output at engine speed 6,500 5,800 5,900 Maximum torque lb ft/Nm 200/270 300/407 332/450 at engine speed 2,750 1,400-5,000 1,500 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 249 All dimensions given in inches/mm. Smallest turning circle dia.: 36.1 ft/11.0 m, with xDrive: 38.7 ft/11.8 m. 335i, 335i xDrive, 335is: height approx. 54.1 in/1,375 mm Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 250 Convertible All dimensions given in inches/mm. Smallest turning circle dia.: 36.1 ft/11.0 m. 335is height approx. 54.0 in/1,370 mm Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 251 > Sports automatic transmis- lbs/kg – – 4,872/2,210 sion with double clutch Load lbs/kg 838/380 838/380 838/380 Approved front axle load lbs/kg 2,138/970 2,205/1,000 2,227/1,010 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 252 16.1/61 Fuel grade: page including reserve of US gal/liters approx. 2.1/8.0 Window washer system For more details: page including headlamp washers US qt/liters approx. 6.3/6.0 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 253: Short Commands For The Voice Activation System

    {C D track …} e.g. track 5 Opening the CD and Multimedia menu {C D and multimedia} CD and DVD {C D} {Entertainment details} Displaying entertainment details on the split screen Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 254 Calling up the satellite radio {Satellite radio} Switching on the satellite radio {Satellite radio on} Selecting a satellite radio channel {Select satellite radio} e.g. channel 2 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 255 {Switch on voice instructions} Repeating a voice instruction {Repeat voice instructions} Switching off the voice instructions {Switch off voice instructions} Displaying the address book {Address book} Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 256 Automatically scaling the split screen {Split screen automatic scaling} Destination guidance with intermediate destinations Function Command {Enter address} Entering a new destination Trip list {Stored trips} Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 257: Vehicle Information

    Function Command Opening the computer {Onboard info} Opening the trip computer {Trip computer} Opening the vehicle information {Vehicle info} Opening the vehicle status {Vehicle status} Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 258 Opening the speed limit settings Opening the light settings {Lighting} {Door locks} Opening the door lock settings Equipment Function Command Opening the air conditioning settings {Climate} Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 259 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 260: Everything From A To Z

    Approved gross vehicle – tow-starting – automatic weight, refer to Weights AUTO program for automatic Airing, refer to Ventilation Armrest, refer to Center climate control armrest Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 261 – parking brake – remote control – service requirements – remote control for vehicle Brakes, refer to Braking Being towed safely Belt hand-over – pinch protection system Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 262 Computer, refer to iDrive – refer to separate Owner's Changing the measurement Concierge service Manual units on the Control Condensation, refer to When Display the vehicle is parked Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 263 Directional indicators, refer to system – capacities Turn signals – securing cargo – dimensions Direction instructions, refer to – stowing cargo – engine Voice instructions – weights Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 264 Electronic brake-force requirements systems distribution EBV Engine output, refer to Engine Driving through water Electronic oil level check data Driving tips, refer to Driving notes Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 265 – manual transmission alarm FTM, refer to Flat Tire Gearshifts – switching off an alarm Monitor – automatic transmission with Steptronic – manual transmission General driving notes Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 266 – tire coding storing – seats – refer to Setting the time and – steering wheel date Heating and ventilation, refer Installation location to Climate – telephone Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 267 Securing cargo – parking lock refer to Comfort Access Lock buttons, doors, refer to – parking lock, automatic Key Memory, refer to Personal Locking transmission Profile Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 268 – random sequence guidance – restoring – terminating destination Music player, connecting, guidance refer to AUX-IN port – traffic bulletins – voice instructions – volume adjustment Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 269 – music collection – automatic climate Polish Reading lamps control Pollen Rear lamps, refer to Tail – refer to Microfilter/activated- lamps charcoal filter for automatic climate control Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 270 Reporting safety defects – selecting Safety tires, refer to Run-flat Reserve warning, refer to Fuel Route instructions, refer to tires gauge Destination guidance through voice instructions Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 271 Selector lever lock, refer to activation system – Run-flat tires Changing selector lever Short route in navigation, refer – with winter tires positions, shiftlock to Selecting route Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 272 – start/stop button Switches, refer to Cockpit – changing unit of measure Start menu Switching off – coolant, refer to Coolant – engine temperature Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 273 Tow bar – manual transmission Tow fitting – overriding selector lever lock – screw thread for automatic transmission with Steptronic – reverse gear Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 274 Units of measure instructions Wind deflector – temperature Voice commands Universal garage door opener, – overview refer to Integrated universal – short commands remote control – telephone Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 275 Work in the engine compartment Wrench/screwdriver, refer to Onboard vehicle tool kit xDrive Xenon lamps – replacing bulb Your individual vehicle – settings, refer to Personal Profile Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 276 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 277 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...
  • Page 278 More about BMW The Ultimate bmwusa.com Driving Machine *BL2604638007* Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 2 604 638 - © 02/10 BMW AG...

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