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than 2 seconds.

Running a function

Press the button. The function will run immediately. This means, for example, that the number is dialed when a phone number is selected.

Displaying the button assignment Use a finger to touch the buttons. Do not wear gloves or use objects. The key assignment is displayed at the top edge of the screen.

Programmable memory buttons General information The iDrive functions can be stored on the pro‐ grammable memory buttons and called up di‐ rectly, e.g., radio stations, navigation destina‐

▷ To display short information: touch the but‐

ton.

▷ To display detailed information: touch the

button for an extended period.

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The entries are continuously compared to the data stored in the vehicle. ▷ Only those letters are offered during the en‐

try for which data is available.

▷ Destination search: town/city names can be entered using the spelling of language avail‐ able on the Control Display.

At a glance

iDrive

Deleting the button assignments 1. Press buttons 1 and 8 simultaneously for

approx. five seconds.

2. "OK"

Entering letters and numbers General information 1. Turn the controller: select letters or num‐

bers.

2. Select additional letters or numbers if

needed.

3. "OK": confirm the entry.

Symbol Function







Press the controller: delete the letter or number. Press the controller for an extended period: delete all letters or numbers. Enter a blank space.

Switching between cases, letters and numbers Depending on the menu, you can switch be‐ tween entering upper and lower case, letters and numbers: Symbol



or



Function Enter the letters. Enter the numbers. Move the controller up.

Without navigation system Select the symbol.





Entry comparison Entry of names and addresses: the selection is narrowed down every time a letter is entered and letters may be added automatically.

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Voice activation system At a glance

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

The concept ▷ Most functions that are displayed on the

Control Display can be operated by spoken commands via the voice activation system. The system prompts you to make your en‐ tries.

▷ Functions that can only be used when the vehicle is stationary cannot be operated us‐ ing the voice activation system.

▷ The system uses a special microphone on

the driver's side.

▷ ›...‹ Verbal instructions in the Owner's

Manual to use with the voice activation sys‐ tem.

Requirements Via the Control Display, set a language that is also supported by the voice activation system so that the spoken commands can be identified. Set the language, refer to page 85.

Using voice activation Activating the voice activation system

1.

wheel.

Press the button on the steering

2. Wait for the signal. 3. Say the command.

The command is displayed in the instrument cluster.

This symbol in the instrument cluster indi‐ cates that the voice activation system is active. If no other commands are available, operate the function in this case via iDrive. Terminating the voice activation system

Briefly press the button on the steering wheel or ›Cancel‹.

Possible commands Most menu items on the Control Display can be voiced as commands. The available commands depend on which menu is currently displayed on the Control Dis‐ play. There are short commands for functions of the main menu. Some list entries, e.g. Phone book entries, can also be selected via the voice activation system. Speak these list entries exactly as they are dis‐ played in the respective list. Having possible commands read aloud You can have the available commands read out loud for you: ›Voice commands‹ For example, if the "Settings" menu is displayed, the commands for the settings are read out loud. Executing functions using short commands Functions on the main menu can be performed directly by means of short commands, nearly ir‐

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At a glance

Voice activation system

respective of which menu item is currently se‐ lected, e.g., ›Vehicle status‹. List of short commands of the voice activation system, refer to page 224. Help dialog for the voice activation system Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹ Additional commands for the help dialog: ▷ ›Help with examples‹: information about the current operating options and the most im‐ portant commands for them are announced.

▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information

about the principle of operation for the voice activation system is announced.

Example: playing back a CD 1. Switch on the Entertainment sound output

if necessary.

2.

3.

4.

Press the button on the steering

wheel. ›C D and multimedia‹ The medium last played is played back. ›C D track ...‹ e.g., CD track 4.

Setting the voice dialog You can set whether the system should use the standard dialog or a shorter version. In the shorter variant of the voice dialog, the an‐ nouncements from the system are issued in an abbreviated form. On the Control Display: 1. "Settings" 2. "Language/Units"

3. "Speech mode:" 4. Select the setting.

Adjusting the volume Turn the volume button while giving an instruc‐ tion until the desired volume is set. ▷ The volume remains constant even if the volume of other audio sources is changed. ▷ The volume is stored for the remote control

currently in use.

Notes on Emergency Requests Do not use the voice activation system to initiate an Emergency Request. In stressful situations, the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can unnecessarily delay the establishment of a tel‐ ephone connection. Instead, use the SOS button, refer to page 207, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.

Environmental conditions ▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters smoothly and with normal volume, empha‐ sis, and speed.

▷ Always say commands in the language of

the voice activation system.

▷ When selecting a radio station, use the com‐

mon pronunciation of the station name:

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Voice activation system At a glance

›Station ...‹ e. g. Classic Radio station

▷ Keep the doors, windows, and glass sunroof

closed to prevent noise interference.

▷ Avoid making other noise in the vehicle

while speaking.

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At a glance

Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle

Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle Vehicle equipment All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment 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. 2. Turn the controller: open "Vehicle Info". 3. Press the controller. 4. Selecting desired range:

Select components

Press the button.

▷ "Quick reference" ▷ "Search by pictures" ▷ "Owner's Manual"

Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle The integrated Owner's Manual can be dis‐ played on the Control Display. The equipment and functions that are in the vehicle are descri‐ bed therein. Components of the integrated Owner's Manual The integrated Owner's Manual consists of three parts, which offer various levels of infor‐ mation or access possibilities. Quick Reference Guide Located in the Quick Reference is important in‐ formation for the operation of the vehicle, the operation of basic vehicle functions or for what to do in the event of a flat tire. This information can also be displayed during driving. Search by pictures Information and descriptions based on illustra‐ tions can be searched via search by pictures. This is helpful, for example, if the description of an outfitting package that cannot be named is needed. Owner's Manual Information and descriptions can be searched by direct entry of a search term via the index.

Leafing through the Owner's Manual Page by page with link access Turn the controller until the next or previous page is displayed. Page by page without link access Leaf through the pages directly while skipping the links. Highlight the symbol once. Now simply press the controller to leaf from page to page.

Leaf back.

Leaf forward.

Context help - Owner's Manual to the temporarily selected function The relevant information can be opened directly.

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At a glance

Programmable memory buttons General information The Owner's Manual can be stored on the pro‐ grammable memory buttons and called up di‐ rectly. Storing 1. "Owner's Manual" Select via the iDrive.

2.

Press the desired button for more

than 2 seconds.

Executing

Press the button. The Owner's Manual is displayed im‐

mediately.

Opening via the iDrive To move directly from the application on the Control Display to the options menu:

1.

Press the button or move the controller

to the right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is displayed.

2. "Display Owner's Manual" Opening when a Check Control message is displayed Directly from the Check Control message on the Control Display: "Display Owner's Manual" Changing between a function and the Owner's Manual To change from a function, e.g., radio, to the Owner's Manual on the Control Display and to switch between the two displays:

1.

Press the button or move the controller

to the right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is displayed.

2. "Display Owner's Manual" 3. Select the desired page in the Owner's

Manual.

4.

5.

Press the button again to return to the

function displayed last.

Press the button to return to the page

of the Owner's Manual displayed last.

To switch back and forth repeatedly between the function displayed last and the page of the Owner's Manual displayed last, repeat steps 4 and 5. This opens a new panel every time.

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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.

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Controls

Opening and closing

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

Remote control/key Buttons on the remote control

1 Unlocking

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