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Owner's Manual for Vehicle

The Ultimate

Driving Machine

THE BMW 3 SERIES. OWNER'S MANUAL.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG 328i 328i xDrive 335i 335i xDrive 335is M3

Owner's Manual for Vehicle Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW. Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and security when you drive it. We therefore have this request: Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new vehicle. It contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use and satisfaction from your BMW's unique range of technical fea- tures. The manual also contains information on maintenance designed to enhance operating safety and contribute to main- taining the value of your BMW throughout an extended service life. 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. Please also read the other booklets of vehicle literature, e.g. the Supplementary Owner's Handbook for the BMW M3. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. BMW Group

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG © 2011 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. US English VIII/11, 09 11 450 Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG Communications 204 Telephone 217 Office 226 Contacts 228 ConnectedDrive

Mobility 236 Refueling 239 Wheels and tires 259 Engine compartment 264 Maintenance 266 Care 270 Replacing components 276 Giving and receiving assistance

Reference 284 Technical data 290 Short commands for the voice activation

system

298 Everything from A to Z

Contents

The quickest way to find special topics is to consult the index, refer to page 298.

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Notes Reporting safety defects

At a glance 10 18 25

Dashboard iDrive Voice activation system

Controls 30 Opening and closing 47 57 61 82 96

Adjustments Transporting children safely Driving Controls overview Technology for driving comfort and safety 110 Lamps 116 Climate 122 Practical interior accessories

Driving tips 138 Things to remember when driving

Navigation 148 Navigation system 150 Destination entry 159 Destination guidance 167 What to do if …

Entertainment 170 On/off and tone 173 Radio 176 Satellite radio 181 CD/DVD player and CD changer 188 Music collection 194 External devices

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG Notes

Notes

Using this Owner's Manual We have tried to make all the information in this Owner's Manual easy to find. The fastest way to find specific topics is to refer to the detailed index at the back of the manual. If you wish to gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will find this in the first chapter. Should you sell your BMW some day, please remember to hand over the Owner's Manual as well; it is an important component of your vehi- cle.

Updates after press date Updates after press date for the Owner's Man- uals, when necessary, are issued as appendices to the printed Quick Reference Guide for the vehicle.

Additional sources of information Should you have any other questions, your BMW center will be glad to advise you at any time. Information on BMW, e.g. on technical aspects, can also be found on the Internet at www.bmwusa.com.

Symbols used

Indicates precautions that must be fol- lowed precisely in order to avoid the pos- sibility of personal injury and serious damage to the vehicle.<

Indicates information that will assist you in gaining the optimum benefit from your vehicle and enable you to care more effectively for your vehicle.<

Refers to measures that can be taken to help protect the environment.<

< Marks the end of a specific item of informa- tion. "..." Identifies Control Display texts used to select individual functions. {...} Verbal instructions to use with the voice activation system. {{...}} Identifies the answers generated by the voice activation system.

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.

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Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG Vehicle equipment This Owner's Manual describes all models and all series-specific equipment, country-specific equipment, and optional equipment that is offered in the series. For this reason, this Owner's Manual also describes and illustrates some equipment that may not be available in your vehicle, for example due to the special options or national-market version selected. This also applies to safety related functions and systems. If equipment and models are not described in this Owner's Manual, please consult the accompanying Supplementary Owner's Hand- books.

Status of this Owner's Manual at time of printing BMW pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing development that is conceived to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody the highest quality and safety standards combined with advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this reason, it is possible in exceptional cases that features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle.

Updates after press date Updates after press date for the Owner's Man- uals, when necessary, are issued as appendices to the printed Quick Reference Guide for the vehicle.

For your own safety

Maintenance and repair

Advanced technology, e.g. the use of modern materials and powerful electron-

ics, requires specially adapted maintenance and repair methods. You should therefore have the corresponding work on your vehicle per- formed only by your BMW center or at a work-

Notes

shop that works according to BMW repair pro- cedures with correspondingly trained personnel. If this work is not carried out prop- erly, there is a danger of subsequent damage and related safety hazards.<

Parts and accessories

For your own safety, use genuine parts and accessories approved by BMW.

When you purchase accessories tested and approved by BMW and Original BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire the assurance that they have been thoroughly tested by BMW to ensure optimum performance when installed on your vehicle. BMW warrants these parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship. BMW will not accept any liability for damage resulting from installation of parts and accesso- ries not approved by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a BMW safely and without risk to either the vehi- cle, its operation, or its occupants. Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other products approved by BMW, together with professional advice on using these items, are available from all BMW centers. Installation and operation of accessories not approved by BMW, such as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension components, brake dust shields, telephones, including operation of any mobile phone from within the vehicle without using an externally mounted antenna, or transceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radio or sim- ilar accessories, may cause extensive damage to the vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere with the vehicle's electrical system or affect the validity of the BMW Limited Warranty. See your BMW center for additional information.<

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Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG Notes

Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and sys- tems may be performed by any automotive repair establishment or individual using any cer- tified automotive part.<

California Proposition 65 warning California law requires us to issue the following warning:

Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts,

including components found in the interior fur- nishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and related accesso- ries contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water.<

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Service and warranty We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly. Your BMW is covered by the following warran- ties: > New Vehicle Limited Warranty > Rust Perforation Limited Warranty > Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty > Federal Emissions Performance Warranty > California Emission Control System Limited

Warranty

Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and designed to meet the particular operating con- ditions and registration requirements in your country and continental region in order to deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is operated under those conditions. If you wish to operate your vehicle in another country or region, you may be required to adapt your vehi- cle to meet different prevailing operating condi- tions and registration requirements. You should also be aware of any applicable warranty limita- tions or exclusions for such country or region. In such case, please contact Customer Relations for further information.

Maintenance Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the road safety, operational reliability and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Specifications for required maintenance mea- sures: > BMW Maintenance system > Service and Warranty Information Booklet

for US models

> Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for

Canadian models

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG If the vehicle is not maintained according to these specifications, this could result in serious damage to the vehicle. Such damage is not cov- ered by the BMW New Vehicle Limited War- ranty.

Reporting safety defects

For US customers The following only applies to vehicles owned and operated in the US. If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, West- wood, New Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone 1-800-831-1117. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your center, or BMW of North America, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Adminis- trator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov

For Canadian customers Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may tele- phone the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/ roadsafety

Notes

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This overview of buttons, switches and displays is intended to familiarize you with your vehicle's operating environment. The section will also assist you in becoming acquainted with the control concepts and options available for operating the various systems.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 609 333 - © 08/11 BMW AG At a glance

Dashboard

Dashboard

Vehicle equipment In this chapter, all production, country, and optional equipment that is offered in the model range is described. For this reason, descrip- tions will be given of some equipment that may

not be available in a vehicle, for example due to the special options or national-market version selected. This also applies to safety related functions and systems.

Around the steering wheel: controls and displays

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Convertible: opening and closing windows jointly 40 Convertible: opening and closing rear windows 40 Opening and closing front windows 40

4 Exterior mirrors folding in and out 55 5 Adjusting exterior mirrors, automatic curb

monitor 55

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Parking lamps 110

Low beams 110

Automatic headlamp control 110 Adaptive Light Control 112 High-beam Assistant 113

Fog lamps 114

Turn signals 71

High beams, headlamp flasher 112

High-beam Assistant 113

Dashboard

At a glance

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Switching the ignition on/off and starting/stopping the engine 61

12 Ignition lock 61 13 Buttons on the steering wheel

Telephone: accepting and ending a call; dialing the selected phone number; redialing if no phone number is selected Convertible: microphone on steer- ing column

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