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Nylon rope, refer to Tow

rope 138

Luggage compartment lid,

– MINI Maintenance

refer to Liftgate 24

System 119

OBD socket, refer to Socket for

Onboard Diagnosis 119

Microphone for telephone 14


Octane ratings, refer to Fuel

specifications 103

Odometer 53
Oil consumption 117
Oil level 117
Oil, refer to Engine oil 117
Oil types 118
Old batteries, refer to

Disposal 135

Onboard vehicle tool kit 125
Opening and closing – Comfort Access 26
– from inside 23
– from outside 19
– using the door lock 22
– using the remote control 19
Opening and unlocking – from inside 23
Outlets – refer to Ventilation 83
Outlets, refer to Air vents 79
Output, refer to Engine

data 154

Outside temperature

display 53

– change units of measure 57
– in the onboard computer 57
Outside-air mode – automatic climate control 82
Overheated engine, refer to

Coolant temperature 53

Paintwork, care 122
Park Distance Control PDC 63
Parking – vehicle 45
Parking aid, refer to Park Distance Control PDC 63

Parking brake 45
Parking lamps, replacing

bulb 127

Parking lamps/low beams 74
Parts and accessories, refer to

Your individual vehicle 4

Pathway lighting 74
Personal Profile 18


Pinch protection system – windows 30
Plastic parts, care 124
Pollen – refer to Microfilter for air

conditioner 81

– refer to Microfilter/activated- charcoal filter for automatic climate control 83

Power convertible top 30
Power failure 135
Power windows 29
Power windows, refer to

Windows 29

Pressure monitoring of tires,

refer to Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 68

Pressure monitoring, tires 66
– Flat Tire Monitor 66
Pressure, tires 104
Protective function, refer to

Pinch protection system

– windows 30
Puncture – Flat Tire Monitor 66

Radio key, refer to Integrated

key/remote control 18

Rear seats – folding the backrests 94
Rear window defroster 80, 82
Rearview mirror, refer to

Mirrors 39

Recirculated-air mode 80, 82
Recirculation of air, refer to

Recirculated-air mode 80, 82

Reclining seat, refer to

Backrest 36
Refueling 102
Releasing – hood 116
Remote control 18
– battery renewal 28
– Comfort Access 26
– garage door opener 84
– liftgate 21
– malfunctions 22, 27
– service data 119
Replacement remote

control 18

Replacing bulbs, refer to

Lamps and bulbs 125

Replacing tires, refer to New

wheels and tires 114

Reporting safety defects 6
Reserve warning, refer to Fuel

gauge 54

Radio position, refer to Radio

Reservoir for washer

readiness 44

Radio readiness 44
– switched off 44
– switched on 44
Rain sensor 49
Range, refer to Cruising

range 54

Reading lamps 78
Rear fog lamp 77
– indicator lamp 140
– replacing bulb 129
Rear lamps – bulb replacement 129
Rear lamps, refer to Tail

lamps 128

systems 51

Restraint systems – for children 41
– refer to Safety belts 38
Reverse gear – automatic transmission with

Steptronic 47

– manual transmission 46
Roadside Assistance 136
Roadside parking lamps 76
– replacing bulb 127
Roadworthiness test, refer to

Service requirements 58

Roof load capacity 157
Roof-mounted luggage

Rear luggage rack 97
Rear seat backrest, folding 94

rack 97

Rope, refer to Tow-starting,

towing away 138

RSC Run-flat System

Selector lever – automatic transmission with

Steptronic 46

Component, refer to Run-flat tires 114

Selector lever lock – automatic transmission with

Rubber parts, care 123
Run-flat System Component

RSC, refer to Run-flat tires 114

Run-flat tires 114
– flat tire 67
– tire inflation pressure 104
– tire replacement 114
– winter tires 115

Safety belt – number 35
Safety Belt Reminder 39
Safety belts 38
– damage 39
– indicator lamp 39
– reminder 39
– sitting safely 35
Safety belts, care 124
Safety systems – airbags 71
– Antilock Brake System

ABS 64

– Dynamic Stability Control

DSC 64

– safety belts 38
Safety tires, refer to Run-flat

tires 114

Screw thread for tow

fitting 138

Seat adjustment – mechanical 36
Seats 35
– adjusting the seats 36
– heating 38
– sitting safely 35
Securing the vehicle – from inside 23
– from outside 19

Slipstream deflector, refer to

Wind deflector 33

Slot for remote control 44
Smokers' package, refer to

Ashtray 88

Snap-in adapter, refer to Center armrest storage compartment 86

Snow chains 115
Socket for Onboard Diagnosis

OBD 119

Steptronic, refer to Shiftlock 46

– overriding manually 48
Selector lever positions – automatic transmission with

Steptronic 46

Service car, refer to Roadside

Socket, refer to Connecting

Assistance 136

Service data in the remote

control 119

Service Interval Display, refer to Condition Based Service CBS 119

Service, refer to Roadside

Assistance 136

Service requirement display,

refer to Condition Based Service CBS 119

Service requirements 58
Settings – clock, 12h/24h mode 57
Shifting gears – automatic transmission with

Steptronic 47

– manual transmission 46
Shiftlock – automatic transmission, refer

to Changing selector lever positions 46
Side airbags 71
Side turn signal indicator – replacing bulb 128
Side windows, refer to

Windows 29

Signal horn, refer to Horn 10
Sitting safely 35
– airbags 35
– safety belts 35
– with head restraint 35
Size, refer to Dimensions 155
Sliding/tilt sunroof – refer to Glass sunroof,

electric 28

electrical appliances 88

Space-saver spare tire – changing tires 132
– inflation pressure 104
Spare wheel, refer to Space-

saver spare tire 132

Special oils, refer to Approved

engine oils 118

Speed 154
– with winter tires 115
Speedometer 12
Split rear backrest, refer to

Through-loading system 95

Split rear seat backrest, refer to Expanding the cargo bay 94

Sport button 65
Stability control, refer to Driving stability control systems 63

Start/stop button 44
– starting the engine 45
– switching off the engine 45
Starting assistance, refer to

Jump-starting 136

Starting, refer to Starting the

engine 45

Starting the engine – start/stop button 44
Start-off assistance, refer to – DSC 64
– Hill Assist 65
Status of this Owner's Manual

at time of printing 4


Telephone call, refer to the

Owner's Manual for the telephone

Temperature display – ice warning 53
– outside temperature 53
– setting the units 57
Temperature of coolant, refer

to Coolant temperature 53

Temperature setting – air conditioner 80
– automatic climate control 82
Tempomat, refer to Cruise

control 51

Tensioning straps, refer to

Securing cargo 96

The individual vehicle 4
Third brake lamp, refer to Center brake lamp 129
Three-point safety belt 38
Through-loading system 95
Tightening the lug bolts – keys 132
– torque 134
Tightening torque, refer to Tightening lug bolts 134

Tire change set – space-saver spare tire 132
Tire failure – Flat Tire Monitor 67
– indicator/warning lamp 67
– MINI Mobility System 130
– run-flat tires 67
– space-saver spare tire 132
– Tire Pressure Monitor 68
Tire inflation pressure 104
– loss 67
– space-saver spare tire 104
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 68
– limitations of system 68
– resetting system 68
– warning lamp 69
Tire pressure monitoring, refer

to Flat Tire Monitor 66
Tire Quality Grading 112

Tires – age 113
– breaking in 92
– changing, refer to Changing

wheels 132

– condition 113
– damage 113
– inflation pressure 104
– inflation pressure loss 69
– minimum tread depth 113
– new tires 114
– pressure monitoring, refer to

Flat Tire Monitor 66

– pressure monitoring, refer to

Tire Pressure Monitor TPM 68

– puncture 67
– size 112
– wear indicators, refer to

Minimum tread depth 113

– winter tires 115
– with emergency operation

properties 114

Tires with emergency

operation properties, refer to Run-flat tires 114

Tires with safety features, refer

to Run-flat tires 114

Tools, refer to Onboard vehicle

tool kit 125

Torque 154
– lug bolts 134
Tow bar 138
Tow fitting 138
– screw thread 138
Tow fittings for tow-starting

and towing away 138

Tow rope 138
Towing 137
– car with automatic

transmission 138

– methods 138
Tow-starting 137
TPM, refer to Tire Pressure

Monitor 68

Track width, refer to

Dimension 155

Steering wheel 40
– adjustment 40
– buttons on steering wheel 11
– lock 44
– shift paddles 47
Steptronic, refer to Automatic

transmission with Steptronic 46

Storage area – cargo bay 94
Storage compartment, front

passenger side 87

Storage compartments 87
Storage space – storage compartments 87
Storage space, refer to – Luggage compartment in the

MINI Convertible 94
Storing the vehicle 124
Storing tires 115
Stowage, refer to Storage

compartments 87

Summer tires, refer to Wheels

and tires 104

Switches, refer to Cockpit 10
Switching off – engine 45
Switching off the engine – start/stop button 44
Switching the cooling function

on and off 83

Symbols 4

Tachometer 53
Tail lamp, refer to Tail

lamps 128

– replacing bulb 128
Tail lamps 128
Tank volume, refer to

Capacities 158

Technical data 154
Technical modifications 5
Telephone – installation location, refer to

Center armrest 86

– refer to separate Owner's



Traction control, refer to – Dynamic Stability Control

Unlatching, refer to

Unlocking 27

DSC 64

Trailer operation – trailer loads and gross vehicle

weight 157
Transmission – automatic transmission with

Steptronic 46

– manual transmission 46
– overriding selector lever lock

for automatic transmission with Steptronic 48

Transport securing devices, refer to Securing cargo 96

Transporting children safely 41
Tread depth, refer to Minimum

tire tread 113

Trip odometer 53
Trip-distance counter, refer to

Trip odometer 53

Triple turn signal activation 48
Trunk lid – emergency operation 24
– releasing manually 24
Trunk, refer to Luggage

compartment in the MINI Convertible 94

Turn signal indicator 48
– front, replacing bulb 127
– indicator lamp 12
– rear, replacing bulb 128
– side, replacing bulb 128
Turning circle, refer to

Dimensions 155

Unlocking – from inside 23
– from outside 19
– liftgate 27
– without remote control, refer

to Comfort Access 26

Upholstery, care 123
USB audio interface 86

Valve – dust cap 133
Vehicle – battery 134
– breaking in 92
– cargo loading 94
– dimensions 155
– Identification Number, refer to Engine compartment 117

– parking 45
– storage 124
– weight 157
Vehicle jack 132
– jacking points 134
Ventilation – air conditioner 83
Vents, refer to Air vents 79
Vents, refer to Ventilation 83
Volume of cargo area 157

Tying down loads, refer to

Warning and indicator

Cargo loading 96

lamps 13, 140

Uniform Tire Quality Grading

UTQR 112

Units – average fuel consumption 57
– temperature 57
Universal garage door opener, refer to Integrated universal remote control 84

Universal remote control 84

Warning messages, refer to

Check Control 61

Warning triangle 136
Washer fluid 51
– capacity of reservoir 51
Washer fluid reservoir 51
Waste tray, refer to Ashtray 88
Water on roads, refer to

Driving through water 93
Waterfall lighting, refer to

Ambient lighting 78

Wear indicators in tires, refer to

Minimum tread depth 113

Weights 157
Welcome lamps 74
Wheel stud wrench – space-saver spare tire 132
Wheelbase, refer to

Dimensions 155

Wheels and tires 104
Wheels, new 114
Width, refer to

Dimensions 155
Wind deflector 33
Window washer, refer to

Washer fluid 51

Window washer reservoir,

refer to Washer fluid

– volume, refer to

Capacities 158

Window washer system 49
– washer fluid 51
– washer jets 51
Windows 29
– closing 29
– convenient operation 20
– opening 29
– pinch protection system 30
Windshield – cleaning 50
– defrosting and removing

condensation 81, 83

Windshield wiper blades,

changing 125

Windshield wipers, refer to

Wiper system 49

Winter tires 115
– storage 115
Wiper blade replacement 125
Wiper system 49
Work in the engine compartment 116

Wrench/screwdriver, refer to Onboard vehicle tool kit 125

Xenon lamps – replacing bulb 126





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Congratulations on your new MINI This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important operating, safety and mainte- nance information. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.

© 2010 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the written consent of BMW AG, Munich. US English II/10
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The fastest way to find information on a particu- lar topic or item is by using the index, refer to page 160.

Using this Owner's Manual

Notes Reporting safety defects




Opening and closing Adjustments Transporting children safely Driving Controls overview Technology for driving comfort and safety Lamps Climate Practical interior accessories


Things to remember when driving

MOBILITY 102 Refueling 104 Wheels and tires 116 Under the hood 119 Maintenance 121 Care 125 Replacing components 136 Giving and receiving assistance 140 Indicator and warning lamps

REFERENCE 154 Technical data 160 Everything from A to Z



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 wish to sell your MINI at some time in the future, remember to hand over this Owner's Manual to the new owner; it is an important part of the vehicle.

Additional sources of information Should you have any other questions, your MINI dealer will be glad to advise you at any time. You can find more information about the MINI, for example on its technology, on the Internet at

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. * Indicates special equipment, country-specific equipment and optional accessories, as well as equipment and functions not yet available at the time of printing.

Symbols on vehicle components

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

The individual vehicle The manufacturer of your MINI is the Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, BMW AG. When you ordered your MINI, you chose various items of equipment. This Owner's Manual describes the entire array of options and equip- ment that the manufacturer of your MINI makes available with a specific model range. Bear in mind that the manual may contain infor- mation on accessories and equipment that you have not specified for your own vehicle. Sections describing options and special equipment are marked by asterisks * to assist you in identifying possible differences between the descriptions in this manual and your own vehicle's equipment. If your MINI features equipment not described in this Owner's Manual, observe the enclosed Sup- plementary Owner's Manuals.

Editorial notice The manufacturer pursues a policy of continu- ous, ongoing development that is conceived to ensure that MINI vehicles continue to embody the highest quality and safety standards com- bined with advanced, state-of-the-art technol- ogy. For this reason, it is possible in exceptional cases that features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle.

For your safety

Maintenance and repair

Advanced technology, e.g. the use of modern materials and powerful electron- ics, requires specially adapted maintenance and repair methods. Therefore, have the necessary work on your MINI only carried out by a MINI dealer or a workshop that has specially trained personnel working in accordance with the spec- ifications of the MINI manufacturer. If this work is not carried out properly, there is a danger of subsequent damage and related safety haz- ards.<

Parts and accessories

For your own safety, use genuine parts and accessories approved by the manu-

facturer of the MINI. When you purchase accessories tested and approved by the manufacturer of the MINI and Original MINI Parts, you simultaneously acquire the assurance that they have been thor- oughly tested by the manufacturer of the MINI to ensure optimum performance when installed on your vehicle. The manufacturer of the MINI warrants these parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship. The manufacturer of the MINI will not accept any liability for damage resulting from installation of parts and accessories not approved by the man- ufacturer of the MINI. The manufacturer of the MINI cannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a MINI safely and without risk to either the vehicle, its operation, or its occu- pants. Original MINI Parts, MINI Accessories and other products approved by the manufacturer of the MINI, together with professional advice on using these items, are available from all MINI dealers. Installation and operation of accessories that have not been approved by the manufacturer of your MINI, such as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension compo-

nents, 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 radios or similar acces- sories, may cause extensive damage to the vehi- cle, compromise its safety, interfere with the vehicle's electrical system or affect the validity of the MINI Limited Warranty. See your MINI dealer for additional information.<

Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems

may be performed by any automotive repair establishment or individual using any certified 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 repro- ductive 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 MINI is covered by the following warran- ties: > New Vehicle Limited Warranty > Rust Perforation Limited Warranty

To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from

For Canadian customers Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call 1-800-333-0510 toll-free from anywhere in Canada or 1-613-993-9851 from the Ottawa region and from other countries, or contact Transport 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

> Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty > Federal Emissions Performance Warranty > California Emission Control System Limited


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 a case, please contact Customer Relations for further information.

Reporting safety defects

For US customers The following applies only to vehicles owned and operated in the US. If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that 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 MINI 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 MINI of North America, LLC.









Around the steering wheel: Controls and displays

High beams 76
Headlamp flasher 48
Roadside parking lamps* 76

Computer* 54

1 Adjusting the exterior mirrors, folding them

in and out* 39

Parking lamps 74

Low beams 74

Automatic headlamp control* 74

Turn signals 48


3 Always Open Timer 55
4 Tachometer 12

Instrument lighting 77

Resetting the trip odometer 53

Wiper system 49

Switching the ignition on/off and starting/stopping the engine 44

7 Ignition lock 44
8 Buttons* on steering wheel

Continuing cruise control* 51

Right: Storing speed and accelerating or decelerating Left: Increase or reduce volume

Activating/deactivating cruise control* 52

Telephone*: Accepting and ending a call, start- ing dialing* of selected phone number and redialing if no phone number is selected

Activating/deactivating voice acti- vation system*

Changing radio station Selecting music track Scrolling through phone book and lists with stored phone numbers

9 Horn: the entire surface 10 Adjusting the steering wheel 40
11 Releasing the hood 116



1 Tachometer 53

4 Display for

with indicator and warning lamps 13

2 Display for

> Clock 53
> Outside temperature 53
> Current vehicle speed 53
> Indicator and warning lamps 13

3 Resetting the trip odometer 53

> Position of automatic transmission* 46
> Computer* 54
> Date of next scheduled service, and remaining distance to be driven 58

> Odometer and trip odometer 53
> Initializing the Flat Tire Monitor* 66
> Resetting the Tire Pressure Monitor* 68
> Settings and information 56
> Personal Profile settings 18

5 Instrument lighting 77
6 Speedometer

with indicator and warning lamps 13

7 Fuel gauge 54
8 Radio display, refer to separate Owner's


9 Radio, refer to separate Owner's Manual


Indicator and warning lamps

The concept

Indicator and warning lamps can light up in var- ious combinations and colors in indicator area 1 or 2. Some lamps are checked for proper functioning and thus come on briefly when the engine is started or the ignition is switched on.

What to do in case of a malfunction A list of all indicator and warning lamps, as well as notes on possible causes of malfunctions and on how to respond, can be found starting on page 140.


Around the center console


1 MINI: microphone for voice processing sys-

tem* and for hands-free telephone* MINI Convertible: microphone in the steer- ing column

2 Indicator/warning lamp* for front passen-

ger airbags 72

Reading lamps* 78

Color of ambient lighting* 78

Glass sunroof, electric* 28

MINI Convertible: opening and clos- ing the sliding/tilting roof 30

Interior lamps 77

4 Hazard warning flashers 5 Speedometer 12
6 Drive for audio CDs 7 Switching audio sources on/off and adjust-

ing volume

8 Air conditioner or automatic climate con-


Temperature 80, 82

Recirculated-air mode 80, 82

Air distribution for air conditioner 81
Air distribution to the windshield* 82
Air distribution to the upper body area* 82

Air distribution to the footwell* 82

Automatic air distribution and flow rate* 82

Maximum cooling* 82

Cooling function 80, 83

Defrosting windows* 81, 83

Rear window defroster 80, 82

Windshield heating* 81, 83

Air flow rate 80, 82

9 Switches in center console

Seat heating* 38

Power windows 29

MINI Convertible: central power window unit 29

Rear fog lamp* 77

Fog lamps* 77

Central locking system, inside 23

10 AUX-IN port, USB audio interface* 86
11 Driving stability control systems

> Dynamic Stability Control DSC 64
> Dynamic Traction Control DTC* 64

12 Sport button* 65








Opening and closing

Keys/remote controls

Integrated key

Remote control Each remote control contains a rechargeable battery that is recharged when it is in the igni- tion lock while the car is being driven. You should therefore use each remote control at least twice a year to maintain the charge status. In vehicles equipped with Comfort Access*, the remote control contains a replaceable battery, page 28. If more than one remote control unit is used, the settings called up and implemented depend on which remote control is recognized when the car is unlocked, refer to Personal Profile, page 18. In addition, information about service require- ments is stored in the remote control, refer to Service data in the remote control, page 119.

New remote controls Your MINI dealer can supply new remote con- trols as additional units or as replacements in the event of loss.

Press button 1 to release the key. The integrated key fits the following locks: > Driver's door, page 22. > MINI Convertible: glove compartment, refer

to page 85.

> MINI Convertible: locking the rear seat

backrest 95.

Personal Profile

The concept The functions of your MINI can be set individu- ally. By means of Personal Profiles, most of these settings are stored for the remote control cur- rently in use. When you unlock the car, the remote control is recognized and the settings stored for it are called up and implemented. This means that your settings will be activated for you, even if in the meantime your car was used by someone else with another remote con- trol and the corresponding settings. At most three remote controls can be set for three different people. A prerequisite is that each person uses a separate remote control.


Personal Profile settings For more information on specific settings, refer to the specified pages. > Response of the central locking system

when the car is being unlocked 19
> Automatic locking of the vehicle 23
> Triple turn signal activation 48
> Settings for the displays in the speedometer

and tachometer: > 12h/24h mode of the clock, refer to For-

mats and units of measure 57

> Date format, refer to Formats and units

of measure 57

> Units of measure for fuel consumption, distance covered/remaining distances and temperature, refer to Formats and units of measure 57

> Light settings:

> Pathway lighting 74
> Daytime running lights 75

> Automatic climate control*: activating/

deactivating the AUTO program, setting the temperature, air volume and air distribution 81
> Entertainment:

> Audio volume, refer to separate Owner's


> Speed-dependent volume, refer to sepa-

rate Owner's Manual

Central locking system

The concept The central locking system is ready for operation whenever the driver's door is closed. The system simultaneously engages and releases the locks on the following: > Doors > Liftgate > Fuel filler flap

Operating from outside > Via the remote control > Via the door lock* > In cars with Comfort Access*, via the door

handles on the driver's and passenger's sides.

The anti-theft system is also operated at the same time. It prevents the doors from being unlocked using the lock buttons or door han- dles. The remote control can also be used to switch on/off the welcome lamps and interior lamps. The alarm system* is also activated or deactivated, page 25.

Operating from inside Button for central locking system, page 23. In the event of a sufficiently severe accident, the central locking system unlocks automatically. In addition, the hazard warning flashers and inte- rior lamps come on.

Opening and closing: from outside

Persons or animals in a parked vehicle could lock the doors from the inside. Take the key with you when you leave the vehicle so that the vehicle can be opened from the out- side.<

Using the remote control

Unlocking Press the The welcome lamps and interior lamps come on.


Unlocking mode You can also set which parts of the car are unlocked. The setting is stored for the remote control in use.


1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. 2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator

lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- played.

3. Press and hold the button until the display


4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the

symbol and "SET" are displayed.

5. Press and hold the button until the display


6. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the display shows the illustrated symbol, arrow.

7. Press and hold the button until the display



8. Briefly press the button to select:

Press the button once to unlock only the driver's door and the fuel filler flap*. Press the button twice to unlock the entire vehicle.

Press the the entire vehicle.

button once to unlock

9. Press and hold the button until the display changes. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

button down.

Convenient opening Hold the The power windows are opened and the glass sunroof* is raised. In the MINI Convertible, the windows and the sliding sunroof are opened. In order to open the convertible top of your MINI Convertible: release button and push again until the convertible top is completely open. The side window remains open. With Convenient Access*: when you are close to the vehicle, the windows are raised after the convertible top opens if you continue pressing the


Convenient closing is not possible by means of the remote control.<

Locking Press the


Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if there is any person inside, because the

vehicle cannot be unlocked from inside without special knowledge.<

MINI Convertible: convenient closing* When you are close to the vehicle, the remote control for Comfort Access can be used to close the convertible top and the windows. Hold the The convertible top and the windows are closed.

button down.

Watch during the closing process to be sure that no one is injured. Releasing the

button interrupts the closing process.<

Setting confirmation signals To have the vehicle confirm when it has been locked or unlocked. 1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 44. 2. Briefly press the button in the turn indicator

lever repeatedly until "SET/INFO" is dis- played.

3. Press and hold the button until the display


4. Briefly press the button repeatedly until the

symbol and "SET" are displayed.

5. Press and hold the button until the display


6. Briefly press the button to select, arrow:

> Confirmation signal during unlocking > Confirmation signal during locking

7. Press and hold the button until the display


8. Briefly press the button to select:

The hazard warning flashers light up dur- ing unlocking/locking.

An acoustic signal sounds during unlock- ing/locking.

The hazard warning flashers light up and an acoustic signal* sounds during unlocking/locking.

The function is deactivated.

9. Press and hold the button until the display

changes. The setting is stored.

Switching on interior lamps While the car is locked: Press the You can also use this function to locate your vehicle in parking garages, etc.