You may also be interested in...
View Full Screen

Full Text Preview

Download Manual

Contents A-Z

Owner's Manual for Vehicle

The Ultimate Driving

Machine

THE BMW 3 SERIES SEDAN. THE BMW 3 SERIES SEDAN. OWNER'S MANUAL. OWNER'S MANUAL.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

3 series Owner's Manual for Vehicle Thank you for choosing a BMW. 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‐ tains important information on vehicle operation that will help you make full use of the technical features available in your BMW. The manual also contains information designed to enhance operating reliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining the value of your BMW. Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed or integrated Owner's Manual are located in the appendix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle. Supplementary information can be found in the additional bro‐ chures in the onboard literature. We wish you a safe and enjoyable drive. BMW AG

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

© 2012 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. US English VI/12, 07 12 490 Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

Mobility 172 Refueling 174 Fuel 175 Wheels and tires 187 Engine compartment 189 Engine oil 192 Coolant 193 Maintenance 196 Replacing components 207 Breakdown assistance 213 Care Reference 220 Technical data 224 Short commands of the voice act. system 232 Everything from A to Z

Contents

The fastest way to find information on a partic‐ ular topic or item is by using the index, refer to page 232.

iDrive Voice activation system Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle

6 Notes At a glance 12 Cockpit 16 23 26 Controls 30 Opening and closing 45 55 59 70 87 92 111 Driving stability control systems 116 Driving comfort 138 Climate control 145 Interior equipment 153 Storage compartments Driving tips 160 Things to remember when driving 163 Loading 166 Saving fuel

Adjusting Transporting children safely Driving Displays Lamps Safety

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

Notes

Notes Using this Owner's Manual The fastest way to find information on a partic‐ ular topic is by using the index. An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in the first chapter. Updates made after the editorial deadline Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐ dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle. User's manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Communication The topics of Navigation, Entertainment and Communication are described in a separate us‐ er's manual, which is also included with the on‐ board literature. Additional sources of information Should you have any questions, your service center will be glad to advise you at any time. Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, is available on the Internet: bmwusa.com.

Symbols Indicates precautions that must be followed precisely in order to avoid the possibility of per‐ sonal injury and serious damage to the vehicle. ◄ Marks the end of a specific item of informa‐ tion. "..." Identifies Control Display texts used to se‐ lect individual functions. ›...‹ Verbal instructions to use with the voice ac‐ tivation system. ››...‹‹ Identifies the answers generated by the voice activation system.

Refers to measures that can be taken to help

protect the environment. Symbols on vehicle components

Indicates that you should consult the rele‐ vant section of this Owner's Manual for infor‐ mation on a particular part or assembly.

Vehicle equipment This Owner's Manual describes all models and all standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series. Therefore, in this Owner's Manual, equipment is also described and illustrated that is not availa‐ ble in your vehicle, e.g. because of the selected optional equipment or the country-specific var‐ iants. This also applies for safety-related functions and systems. For options and equipment not described in this Owner's Manual, please refer to the Supple‐ mentary Owner's Manuals. On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls are arranged differently than shown in the illustra‐ tions.

Status of the Owner's Manual The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a pol‐ icy of constant development that is conceived to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody the highest quality and safety standards. In rare cases, therefore, the features described in this Owner's Manual may differ from those in your vehicle.

6

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

Updates made after the editorial deadline Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the Owner's Manuals are located in the appen‐ dix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.

For your own safety Maintenance and repairs Advanced technology, e.g., the use of modern materials and high-performance electronics, re‐ quires suitable maintenance and repair meth‐ ods. Therefore, have this work performed only by a BMW center or a workshop that works accord‐ ing to BMW repair procedures with appropri‐ ately trained personnel. If this work is not carried out properly, there is the danger of subsequent damage and related safety hazards. Parts and Accessories For your own safety, use genuine parts and ac‐ cessories approved by BMW. When you pur‐ chase accessories tested and approved by BMW and Genuine BMW Parts, you simultane‐ ously 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 de‐ fects in material and workmanship. BMW will not accept any liability for damage resulting from in‐ stallation of parts and accessories not approved by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a BMW safely and without risk to either the vehicle, its operation, or its occupants. Genuine BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other prod‐ ucts approved by BMW, together with profes‐ sional advice on using these items, are available from all BMW centers. Installation and operation of non-BMW approved accessories such as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension components, brake dust

Notes

shields, telephones, including operation of any mobile phone from within the vehicle without using an externally mounted antenna, or trans‐ ceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkie- talkies, ham radios or similar accessories, may cause extensive damage to the vehicle, com‐ promise 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. Maintenance, re‐ placement, or repair of the emission control de‐ vices and systems may be performed by any au‐ tomotive repair establishment or individual using any certified automotive part. California Proposition 65 Warning California laws require us to state the following warning: Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, con‐ tain or emit chemicals known to the State of Cal‐ ifornia to cause cancer and birth defects and re‐ productive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash your hands after handling. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water. Service and warranty We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the fol‐ lowing warranties: ▷ New Vehicle Limited Warranty. ▷ Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. ▷ Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty. ▷ Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

7

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 Na‐ tional Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, 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 dealer, 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.safe‐ rcar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about mo‐ tor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov For Canadian customers Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, De‐ fect Investigations and Recalls, may telephone the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can also obtain other information about motor vehi‐ cle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.

Notes

▷ 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 homologation requirements in your country and continental region in order to deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is op‐ erated under those conditions. If you wish to op‐ erate your vehicle in another country or region, you may be required to adapt your vehicle to meet different prevailing operating conditions and homologation 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 Vehi‐ cle Limited Warranty. Specifications for required maintenance meas‐ ures: ▷ BMW Maintenance system ▷ Service and Warranty Information Booklet

for US models

▷ Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for

Canadian models

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.

8

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

Notes

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

9



Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

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 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

At a glance

Cockpit

Cockpit Vehicle equipment All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment

All around the steering wheel

is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐ ment or country variant. This also applies for safety-related functions and systems.

1 Roller sunblinds  43 2 Rear window safety switch  42 3 Power windows  41 4 Exterior mirror operation  52 5 Glove compartment on the driver's

side  153 Driver assistance systems

Active Blind Spot Detec‐ tion  106 Collision warning  102 Collision warning with braking function  100 Lane departure warning  104

6 Lamps

12

Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 903 880 - 07 12 490

Front fog lamps  90

Parking lamps  87

Low beams  87

Automatic headlamp con‐ trol  88 Daytime running lights  88 Adaptive light control  89 High-beam Assistant  89 Instrument lighting  90

7 Steering column stalk, left

Turn signal  63

Cockpit

At a glance

Increase distance  118

Reduce distance  118

Cruise control rocker switch  123,  117

9 Instrument cluster  70 10 Steering wheel buttons, right

Entertainment source

Volume

Voice activation  23

Phone, see user's manual for Nav‐ igation, Entertainment and Com‐ munication.

High beams, head‐ lamp flasher  63 High-beam Assistant  89

Thumbwheel for selection lists  81

11 Steering column stalk, right

Windshield wipers  64

Roadside parking lamps  88

Rain sensor  65

Computer  81

8 Steering wheel buttons, left Store speed  122

Resume speed  124

Cruise control on/off, interrupt‐ ing  122 Active Cruise Control on/off, inter‐ rupting  116

Clean the windshields and head‐ lamps  65

Start/stop the engine and switch the ignition on/off  60 Auto Start/Stop function  61

Steering wheel heating  54

12

13 Horn 14

Loading...
x