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BMW 3.0i Roadster & Coupe (2005 year). Instruction - part 2

 

 

Adjustments

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Seats 

Before adjusting your seat, always 

observe the following precautions

Never try to adjust your seat while operat-
ing the vehicle. The seat could respond 

with an unexpected movement, and the ensu-
ing loss of vehicle control could result in an 
accident. 
Never ride with the backrest inclined to an 
extreme angle – this also applies to the passen-
ger seat. If you do, there is a risk that you will 
slide under the safety belt in the event of an 
accident, thus reducing the protection provided 
by the safety belt.

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In addition, observe the instructions regarding 
damaged safety belts on page

30

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Seat adjustment 

1 Backward/forward

Pull lever

1 and slide the seat into the desired 

position.
After releasing the lever, move the seat back-
wards or forwards slightly to ensure that the 
latch engages securely

2 Height

Pull lever 

2 and apply weight to or remove 

weight from the seat as required

3 Backrest

Pull lever

and apply weight to or remove 

weight from the backrest as required.

Head restraints

Head restraints reduce the risk of neck 
injuries in the event of an accident. Adjust 

the head restraint in such a way that its center is 
at approximately ear level.

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Adjusting the height

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To move up: pull.

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To move down: press button

1 and push 

the head restraint downward.

Removal

1.

Pull up the head restraint as far as it will go.

2.

Press button

1 and pull out the head 

restraint completely.

Installation

Insert the head restraint into the guides.

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Seat adjustment: M Sports seat*

You can also adjust the tilt and the thigh sup-
port.

1 Tilt upward

Pull the lever repeatedly until the desired tilt has 
been reached.

2 Tilt downward

Push the lever repeatedly until the desired tilt 
has been reached.

3 Thigh support

Pull the lever and adjust the position of the 
cushion for thigh support as desired.

Power seat adjustment* 

Tilt angle
Backward/forward adjustment
Height
Backrest angle
The head restraints are adjusted manually. 
Refer to page

28

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With the M Sports seat, you can also adjust the 
thigh support manually, refer to the preceding 
section.

Read and comply with the adjustment 
instructions on page

28

. Failure to do so 

can result in diminished personal safety.

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Seat memory*

You can store and recall three different driver's 
seat positions.

To store

Ignition key in position 1 or higher

1.

Adjust seat to desired position

2.

Press the 

M

EMORY

 button: the indicator 

lamp in the button lights up

3.

Press memory button 

12 or 3: the indicator 

lamp goes out.

To select a stored setting

Do not select a memory position while the 
vehicle is moving. If you do, there is a risk 

of accident from an unexpected movement of 
the seat.

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Convenience function

1.

Unlock and open the driver's door or turn 
the ignition key to position 1

2.

Press memory button 

12 or 3 briefly.

Movement stops immediately when one of 
the seat adjustment or memory buttons is 
operated during the adjustment process.

You can have this feature programmed so 
that when you use the remote control 

from your personalized key to unlock your door, 
your seat will move into your own preferred 
position.

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Safety function

1.

Close the driver's door and turn the ignition 
key to position 0 or 2

2.

Press and hold the desired memory button 
12 or 3 until the adjustment process is 
completed.

If you press the 

M

EMORY

 button accidentally: 

Press the button again; the indicator lamp goes 
out.

Before activating the programmed 
adjustment feature, ensure that the space 

behind the driver's seat is empty and unob-
structed. If you fail to do so, objects behind the 
seat could be damaged, should the seat move 
backward.

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Seat heating* 

The seat cushion and backrest can be heated 
with the ignition key in position 2.
You can call up different heating modes by 
repeatedly pressing the buttons.
The seat heating can also be switched off from 
the higher heating modes:
Press the button and hold it slightly longer.

Safety belts

Comply with the instructions on page

27

or the occupants' personal safety will be 

diminished.

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Make sure every occupant fastens his or her 
safety belt. As supplemental restraint devices, 
the airbags are designed to enhance the effec-
tiveness of the safety belts, and not to replace 
them.

To fasten

Make sure you hear the lock engage in the belt 
buckle.

To unlock

1.

Press the red button in the belt buckle

2.

Hold the belt

3.

Guide the belt back into its reel.

The upper belt attachment point is suitable for 
all body sizes, provided that the person is sitting 
correctly, refer to page

28

.

Safety belt reminder

The indicator lamp flashes or lights up. 
A signal also sounds. Check if the 
safety belts have been properly fas-

tened.
The safety belt reminder is operational above a 
speed of approx. 5 mph / 8 km/h. The reminder 
can also occur if objects are on the passenger 
seat.

Damaged safety belts

If the safety belts are damaged or 
stretched in an accident: have the entire 

belt system, including the tensioning mecha-
nisms, replaced at your BMW center. Have the 
belt anchorage points inspected for damage at 
the same time. Failure to observe this precau-
tion may prevent the safety belts from effec-
tively providing optimal protection when 
needed.

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Steering wheel

Adjustments

Never attempt to adjust the steering 
wheel while driving the vehicle. It could 

respond with unexpected movement, posing a 
potential accident hazard.

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1.

Swing the lever downward

2.

Adjust the steering column's reach and 
height to suit your seating position

3.

Swing the lever back up.

Mirrors 

Exterior mirrors

Adjustments
To switch from one mirror to the other
To fold the mirrors in or out

*

To adjust manually

The mirrors can also be adjusted manually, if 
necessary: press on the edges of the lens.

To fold the mirrors in and out

The mirrors can be folded in or out up to a road 
speed of approx. 6 mph / 10 km/h by pressing 
button

3. This can be useful on narrow roads, 

for example, or to reset the mirrors to their cor-
rect positions after they have been folded in.

Automatic heating*

Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated 
when the engine is running or the ignition is 
switched on.

Interior rearview mirror

To reduce the glare from vehicles behind you 
when driving at night, turn the rotary knob.
For vehicles without an alarm system: 
Tilt the small lever forward.

Vehicle Memory, Key Memory 

How the system functions

You have probably frequently wished that you 
could configure individual functions of your 
vehicle to reflect your own personal require-
ments. In engineering your vehicle, BMW has 
incorporated a number of options for personal 
adjustment that can be programmed into your 
vehicle at your BMW center.
Vehicle Memory refers to vehicle-oriented set-
tings and Key Memory refers to person-ori-
ented settings. You can have up to four different 
basic settings adjusted for four different per-
sons. The only requirement is that each person 
uses his or her own remote control key.
When your vehicle is unlocked with the remote 
control, the vehicle recognizes the individual 

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user by means of a data exchange with the key, 
and makes adjustments accordingly.
Colored decals were provided with the keys to 
help you distinguish between the different per-
sonal remote control keys.

What the system can do

You can learn about the entire array of features 
that Vehicle Memory and Key Memory offer you 
at your BMW center. A few examples follow 
below:
Examples for Vehicle Memory:

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Various signals as acknowledgement when 
locking or unlocking your vehicle: refer to 
page

17

>

Windows are opened automatically, refer to 
page

20

>

Reminder that the key is still in the ignition 
switch after the driver's door has been 
opened, refer to page

37

>

Activation/deactivation of the Follow-me-
home function: refer to page

56

>

Activation/deactivation of daytime driving 
lamps: refer to page

56

>

Sets the units of measure for displaying 
time, outside temperature, distance trav-
eled and fuel consumption in the instru-
ment cluster, refer to page

48

.

Examples for Key Memory:

>

Locking of the vehicle when you start off: 
refer to page

18

>

Automatically adjusts the driver's seat to 
the personal programmed settings when 
the vehicle is unlocked, refer to page

29

.

You will see this symbol throughout the 
Owner's Manual. It is to remind you at 

appropriate places of the settings that are avail-
able to you.

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Depending on how the memory functions 
are configured, the vehicle may be oper-

ated differently from what is described in the 
Owner's Manual. Should you decide to sell your 
BMW one day, please remember to have the 
memory functions returned to their original fac-
tory settings.

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Transporting children safely

Children on the passenger's 

seat

Deactivating/reactivating passenger 
airbags

The passenger airbags must be deacti-
vated before using a rear-facing child-

restraint system on the passenger seat, refer 
also to page

34

 for explanation.

BMW also recommends that the passenger air-
bags be deactivated if a child is transported in a 
front-facing child-restraint system, regardless 
of the age of the child. If you transport a child in 
the passenger seat, not an infant in a rear-fac-
ing seat, who is properly seated and seat-belted 
at all times, the potential benefits of airbags 
deploying in an accident generally outweigh the 
risks of the child being injured by the force of a 
deploying airbag. 
Therefore, you should deactivate the passen-
ger airbags only if you find it difficult to ensure 
that the child will remain properly seated and 
seat-belted at all times.
Always position the passenger seat as far back 
as possible and at the lowest level.
The above warning and recommendations are 
compatible with regulations established by the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
NHTSA, permitting the deactivation of passen-
ger airbags by means of an on-off switch for 
members of certain at-risk groups.
Specifically, the at-risk groups are:

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Infants in rear-facing infant seats

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Persons with certain medical conditions

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Children aged 12 and under in the passen-
ger seat.

NHTSA provides this information via their web-
site, www.nhtsa.dot.gov, or via their Auto 
Safety Hotline toll-free at 
1-800-424-9393 or 366-0123 
in Washington, D.C. area.

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The concept

Passenger airbags can be deactivated/reacti-
vated with the vehicle ignition key. The key 
switch is located on the outer passenger's side 
of the instrument panel.
The passenger airbags can only be deactivated 
or reactivated with the vehicle standing still, 
ignition off and the passenger door open.

Deactivation 

Deactivation of the passenger airbags system 
deactivates the passenger front, knee and side 
airbag. The airbags on the driver side remain 
active.
Using the vehicle ignition key, turn the key 
switch to the OFF position. Note, the passenger 
airbags will remain deactivated with the switch 
in this position.

As soon as the reason for the deactivation 
of the passenger airbags no longer exists, 

you must reactivate these airbags so that they 
can deploy in an accident within their normal 
deployment range.

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Reactivating

Using the vehicle ignition key, turn the key 
switch to the ON position.
All airbags in the vehicle are activated and will 
be triggered under appropriate conditions.

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Passenger airbags lamp

The center console contains one of the indica-
tor lamps shown in the illustration.
The system checks that the airbag system is 
functioning properly when the ignition key is 
turned, and the indicator lamp in the central 
console lights up for several seconds.

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The indicator lamp lights up continuously 
when the passenger airbags are deacti-
vated

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If the passenger airbags are activated, it 
goes out after several seconds

The passenger airbags are deactivated 
when the key switch is in the ON position 

and the passenger seat is unoccupied. The 
indicator lamp is not lit.

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At all times, occupants should sit com-
fortably upright and be properly 

restrained: infants and small children in appro-
priate child-restraint systems; larger children 
and adults using the safety belts. Please note 
that the word Airbag imprinted on the door trim 
panel indicates the airbag's location.

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Seating position for children

This is the correct way a larger child no longer 
using a child-restraint system should sit wear-

ing the safety belt, when the airbag system is 
activated.

Installing child-restraint 

systems

Before installing any child-restraint system or 
child seat, read the following:

Never install a rear-facing child-restraint 
system in the passenger seat of this vehi-

cle, unless the passenger airbags have been 
turned off and the indicator lamp in the center 
console indicates that the passenger airbags 
are deactivated. For a child, not an infant, cer-
tain precautions should be taken. Position the 
passenger seat as far back as possible and at 
the lowest level. This important precaution is 
intended to maximize the distance between the 
airbags and the child. Younger children should 
be secured in an appropriate forward-facing 
child-restraint system that has first been prop-
erly secured. Older children should be tightly 
secured with a safety belt, sitting with their back 
against the vehicle seat back. Always ensure 
that all occupants, of all ages, remain properly 
and securely restrained at all times.

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Always follow the manufacturer's instruc-
tions concerning installation and use; 

otherwise the system's protective function 
could be impaired. After an accident, have all 
parts of the affected safety belt system 
inspected and/or replaced by your BMW cen-
ter.

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Commercially-available child-restraint systems 
are designed to be secured with a lap belt or 
with the lap belt portion of a combination lap/
shoulder belt. Improperly or inadequately 
installed restraint systems can increase the risk 
of injury to children. Always read and follow the 
instructions that come with the system.

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Child seat security

The passenger's safety belt can be locked for 
mounting and securing a child-restraint sys-
tem.
A label with the appropriate instructions for this 
is located in the immediate vicinity of the buckle 
latch of the safety belt.

LATCH child-restraint mounting 
system*

To mount the LATCH child-restraint sys-
tem, please follow the manufacturer's 

operating and safety precautions.

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LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHil-
dren
The anchorage points for the LATCH child-
restraint system are located at the positions 
indicated by the arrows.
Carefully slide the brackets through the gaps in 
the upholstery at the indicated locations, see 
arrows. 

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Driving

Ignition lock 

0 Steering locked 

This is the only position in which the ignition key 
can be inserted or removed.
After removing the key, turn the steering wheel 
slightly to the left or right until the lock engages.
If the key is not removed, an acoustic signal 
sounds when the driver's door is opened.

Interlock 

Vehicles with automatic transmission:
In order to turn the key back to position

0 or to 

remove it, move the selector level into position 
P first.

1 Steering unlocked

You will find that it is often easier to turn the 
ignition key from position

0 to 1 if you move the 

steering wheel slightly to help disengage the 
detent.
Individual electrical equipment and accessories 
are available for use.

2 Ignition switched on 

All systems are operational.

3 Starting engine

Engine 

Engine idle speed is controlled by the engine 
computer system. Increased speeds at start-up 

are normal and should decrease as the engine 
warms up. If engine speed does not decrease, 
service is required.
To prevent the battery from discharging, always 
deactivate electrical devices that are not in use. 
Switch the ignition off when the vehicle is not 
being driven.

Do not leave the engine running in 
enclosed spaces. Otherwise, inhaling the 

hazardous exhaust gases could lead to uncon-
sciousness and death. The exhaust gases con-
tain carbon monoxide, an odorless and color-
less, but highly toxic gas. 
Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the 
engine running. An unattended vehicle with a 
running engine poses a safety hazard. 
Before you leave the vehicle with the engine 
running, place the engine in idle first or engage 
the P position and apply the parking brake. If 
you fail to do this, the vehicle could move.

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Starting the engine 

Do not press the accelerator pedal while start-
ing the engine.
Do not let the engine warm up in idling position. 
Instead, begin to drive at moderate engine 
speeds.

Vehicles with manual transmission:
Step on the clutch when starting the vehi-

cle. A lockout prevents the engine from starting 
if the clutch is not depressed.

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Do not end the starting procedure too early, but 
do not continue it for more than 20 seconds. 
Release the ignition key immediately when the 
engine starts.
If the engine fails to start on the first attempt, 
e.g. if it is very hot or cold:
Press the accelerator pedal halfway down.
Cold starts at very low temperatures, below 
approx. +5

7/–156, and at high altitudes, 

above 3,300 ft/1,000 m:

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On the first attempt, engage the starter for 
approx. 10 seconds

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Press the accelerator pedal halfway down.

Avoid frequent starting attempts in short 
succession or repeated starting attempts 

during which the engine does not start. Other-
wise, uncombusted or incompletely combusted 
fuel will pose a risk of the catalytic converter 
overheating and being damaged.

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Manual transmission

1.

Engage the parking brake

2.

Gearshift lever in idling position

3.

Depress the clutch pedal.
If the clutch pedal is not depressed, the 
engine cannot be started

4.

Start the engine.

Automatic transmission

1.

Depress footbrake

2.

Place selector lever in position P or N

3.

Start the engine.

Sequential manual gearbox SMG

1.

Depress footbrake

2.

Move selector lever to neutral position N

3.

Start the engine.

If the engine does not start, re-engage the 
position last selected, refer to the display 

in the instrument cluster, and then engage posi-
tion N again.

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Switching off the engine

Do not remove the ignition key while the 
vehicle is still moving. If you did so, the 

steering lock would engage when the steering 
wheel is turned. 
When you leave the vehicle, always remove the 
ignition key and engage the steering lock.
Apply the parking brake when parking on steep 
gradients, as the vehicle could otherwise start 
to roll.

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You can have an acoustic signal set as a 
reminder that the ignition key is still in the 

ignition switch after the driver's door has been 
opened.

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Manual transmission

1.

Turn the ignition key to position 1

 or 0

2.

Engage first gear or reverse gear.

Automatic transmission

1.

Place the selector lever in position P

2.

Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0.

Sequential manual gearbox SMG

1.

Engage a drive position

2.

Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0. An 
acoustic signal sounds if the engine is 
switched off while position N is engaged.

Parking brake 

The parking brake is designed primarily to pre-
vent the vehicle from rolling when parked. It 
operates against the rear wheels.

The indicator lamp lights up. As the 
vehicle drives off, an acoustic signal 
also sounds. The parking brake has 

been applied.

Indicator lamp for Canadian models.

To engage

The detent engages automatically and the indi-
cator lamp in the instrument cluster comes on 
when the ignition key is in position 2.

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To release

Pull up slightly on the lever, press the button 
and lower the lever.

If, in exceptional circumstances, it should 
be necessary to engage the parking brake 

while the vehicle is in motion, do not pull it with 
excessive pressure. Keep the release button on 
the parking brake lever pressed down while 
pulling up the lever.
Excessive pressure can lead to overbraking and 
loss of traction, fishtailing, at the rear axle.
The brake lamps do not come on when the 
parking brake is engaged.

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To avoid corrosion and one-sided brak-
ing, apply the parking brake lightly from 

time to time when coasting to a standstill at a 
traffic signal, for example, provided that it is safe 
to do so.

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Manual transmission 

6-gear transmission*

When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press 
the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise, 

the engine could be damaged by accidentally 
engaging 3rd or 4th gear.

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Reverse

Select only when the vehicle is stationary. Press 
the gearshift lever to the left to overcome the 
resistance.
As you do this, the backup lamps will come on 
automatically when the ignition key is in 
position 2.

Automatic transmission with 

Steptronic*

In addition to operating the Steptronic as a fully 
automatic transmission, you can also shift 
gears manually with it, refer to page

39

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Selector lever positions

P R N D M/S + —

Available indicators 

P R N D SD M1 to M5
The selector lever position is displayed; in the 
manual mode, the gear currently engaged is 
shown.

Range selection

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The selector lever can be moved out of 
position P when the ignition is switched on 
or the engine is running: interlock

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While the vehicle is stationary and before 
shifting out of P or N, depress the footbrake 
in order to disengage the selector lever's 
lock mechanism: shiftlock.
Hold the footbrake down until starting off. 
The vehicle will otherwise start to move 
when a drive position is engaged.

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A detent prevents inadvertent shifting into 
selector lever positions R and P. To disengage 
the detent, press the button on the front of the 
selector lever knob, see arrow.

P Park

Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The 
transmission locks to prevent the rear wheels 
from turning.

R Reverse

Select only when the vehicle is stationary.

N Neutral

Select this, for example, in car washes. The 
vehicle can roll.

D Drive, automatic shift program

This position is designed for driving under all 
normal operating conditions. All forward gears 
are available.

Kickdown 

With kickdown, you achieve maximum acceler-
ating performance.
Depress the accelerator pedal past the 
increased resistance point at the full-throttle 
position.

M/S Manual mode and Sport program 

Move the selector lever from position D to the 
left into the M/S range:
The Sport program is activated. This is indi-
cated by the display SD in the instrument clus-
ter. This position is recommended for perfor-
mance-oriented driving. The Sport program is 
enabled automatically when the Driving 
Dynamic Control system is activated, refer to 
page

41

.

Steptronic enters the manual selection mode 
and executes the desired shift whenever you 
tap the selector lever in the direction indicated 
by + or –. M1 to M5 appear in the instrument 
cluster.
The transmission will only execute upshifts and 
downshifts that will result in an appropriate 
combination of vehicle speed and engine rpm. 
For instance, downshifts that would result in 
excessive engine speed will not be executed. 
The desired gear will appear briefly in the 
instrument cluster, followed by the actual gear.
To use the automatic transmission mode again, 
move the selector lever to the right to position 
D.

Malfunction 

The warning lamp lights up. The trans-
mission system is malfunctioning. 
Avoid heavy loads.

All of the selector lever positions can continue 
to be engaged; in the forward drive positions, 
however, the vehicle will be operating in a 
restricted gear range only. Have the system 
checked immediately.
Towing and jump starting beginning with 
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Sequential manual gearbox 

SMG*

The concept

The sequential manual gearbox SMG is an 
automated manual gearbox with which clutch-
ing and shifting is assumed by an electro-
hydraulic system.
The SMG is operated via two shift paddles on 
the steering wheel and the selector lever in the 
center console.
It offers the following functions:

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Optionally manual or automatic operation: 
sequential mode or drive mode

>

Ability to choose between two different 
driving programs: standard or Sport, refer to 
page

41

>

Protection against misshifting, and auto-
matic downshifting at minimum engine rpm 
even in sequential mode

>

Kickdown function in the drive mode

>

Acceleration assistant, refer to page

42

.

The SMG is ready for operation when the igni-
tion key is in position 2.

Selector lever positions

You can see the current selector lever position 
in the center console.

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R: Reverse

>

N: Neutral

>

One-touch functions for the sequential 
mode
+: manual upshifting
–: manual downshifting

>

D: Drive mode.

N is automatically selected if the driver's 
door is opened while the engine is run-

ning and the driver does not actuate the pedals, 
the shift paddles or the selector lever. 
This is accompanied by an acoustic signal and a 
flashing N in the instrument cluster.

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Gear indicator

R N 1 to 6
The gear currently engaged is displayed; in the 
Drive mode, a D appears in front of the gear

Shiftlock

While the vehicle is stationary and before shift-
ing out of N, depress the footbrake, as other-
wise the desired gear shift is not executed.

R Reverse

Select only when the vehicle is stationary.

Sequential mode

Each time the engine is started, the sequential 
mode is activated as soon as you move the 
selector lever towards the right while depress-
ing the brake pedal.
The gear is changed via the shift paddles or the 
selector lever.
It is also possible to drive off in second gear, e.g. 
on slippery roads.

D Drive mode

In the drive mode all forward gears are shifted 
automatically.
To switch from sequential to drive mode: tap 
the selector lever to the right toward D.

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Kickdown:
For rapid acceleration, e.g. during passing, 
depress the accelerator pedal completely. You 
achieve maximum acceleration.
To switch back to sequential mode: tap the 
selector lever again to the right toward D, or 
change the current gear via the shift paddles or 
the selector lever.

When driving off on inclines, drive 
smoothly without pausing. Do not keep 

the vehicle in place by depressing the accelera-
tor pedal; instead, apply the parking brake. Oth-
erwise, the gearbox could overheat.

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Shifting gears

With selector lever

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To upshift, tap the selector lever toward +

>

To downshift, tap the lever toward –.

With shift paddles on steering wheel

>

To upshift, pull one of the shift paddles

>

To downshift, push the paddle.

In the following situations, the SMG in the 
sequential mode assists you:

>

The transmission will only execute upshifts 
and downshifts that will result in an appro-
priate combination of vehicle speed and 
engine rpm. For instance, downshifts that 
would result in excessive engine speed 
cannot be executed

>

During a stop the gearbox is automatically 
downshifted into first gear

>

Shortly before a gear-dependent minimum 
speed is reached, the gearbox automatically 
shifts down without you taking any action.

Malfunction 

The warning lamp lights up. The trans-
mission system is malfunctioning. 
Avoid heavy loads.

All of the selector lever positions can continue 
to be engaged; in the forward drive positions, 
however, the vehicle will be operating in a 
restricted gear range only. Have the system 
checked as soon as possible.
Towing and tow-starting, refer to page

98

Jump starting, refer to page

97

.

Overheating

An acoustic warning signal sounds. The gear-
box is overheating. If possible, stop the vehicle 
or drive off swiftly so that the system can cool 
off again.

Driving Dynamic Control

Driving Dynamic Control allows your BMW to 
react in a sportier driving style at the touch of a 
button:

>

The engine responds more spontaneously 
to any motion of the accelerator pedal

>

The vehicle is steered more directly and 
traction is enhanced

>

Cruise control:
When the speed last stored is called up, this 
speed is attained more quickly.

Additional features with SMG:

>

Gears are shifted more quickly

>

The engine speed range is optimally utilized 
in the drive mode.

With automatic transmission:

>

The Sport program is activated.

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To activate the system 

Ignition key in position 2
Press the SPORT button.
The LED in the button lights up.

To deactivate the system

Press the SPORT button again.
The LED in the button goes out.

Acceleration assistant with SMG

The acceleration assistant permits optimum 
racing-style acceleration on skid-resistant 
roads.

Do not use the acceleration assistant too 
often, as this could cause the vehicle's 

parts to wear prematurely.

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1.

Activate Driving Dynamic Control

2.

Press the DTC button, refer to page

51

, for 

more than three seconds

3.

Depress the accelerator all the way down 
rapidly: kickdown. The optimum rpm for 
driving off will be adjusted.

To maintain vehicle stability, drive with 
the DSC switched on whenever possi-

ble.

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Electric Power Steering EPS

The concept

The electric power steering is a direct, sporting 
steering system that is speed-sensitive. 
Power support is reduced with an increase in 
driving speed.

Malfunction

The indicator lamp stays lit:
The system has malfunctioned or is 
faulty.

Steering remains operational.
Have the system checked as soon as possible.

Turn signal indicators/

Headlamp flasher 

High beams
Headlamp flasher
Turn signal indicators

If the flashing of the indicator lamp 
and the clicking from the relay are 

both faster than normal, one of the turn sig-
nal indicators has failed.

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To signal briefly

Press the lever up to the detent but not beyond. 
It then returns to the center position when 
released.

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Washer/wiper system

Wipers retracted
Intermittent operation or rain sensor

*

Normal wiper speed
Fast wiper speed
Brief wipe
To set interval time or sensitivity of the rain 

sensor

Intermittent operation or rain sensor*

In vehicles equipped without a rain sensor, the 
wipe interval is predefined.
The interval time can be set over four stages. In 
addition, the wipe interval is varied automati-
cally depending on road speed.
On vehicles with a rain sensor, the wipe interval 
is automatically controlled according to rain 
intensity. You can adjust the sensitivity of the 
rain sensor. It is positioned on the windshield, 
directly in front of the interior rearview mirror.

To activate intermittent operation or 

rain sensor

Ignition key in position 1 or higher:
Lever to position 

1.

In any case, the wipers will move once across 
the windshield.
In vehicles equipped with a rain sensor, you can 
leave the lever continuously in position

1. Then, 

as long as the ignition key is in position 1 or 
higher, you only need to activate the rain sen-
sor.
Turn rotary dial

5 briefly.

To set interval time or sensitivity of the 
rain sensor

Turn rotary dial 

5.

To deactivate intermittent operation or 

rain sensor

Return lever to position 

0.

Turn the rain sensor off in automatic car 
washes. Failure to do so could result in 

damage caused by undesired wiper activa-
tion.

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Normal wiper speed

When the vehicle is stopped the wipers switch 
to intermittent wipe, except in vehicles without 
rain sensor.

Fast wiper speed

When the vehicle is stopped the wipers switch 
to normal wiping speed, except in vehicles with-
out rain sensor.

Cleaning windshield and headlamps*

Wipers retracted
Cleaning windshield and headlamps

*

The system sprays washer fluid against the 
windshield and activates the wipers for a brief 
period.
If the vehicle's lights are on, the headlamps are 
cleaned at reasonable intervals.

Do not use the washers if there is any 
danger that the fluid will freeze on the 

windshield, otherwise vision could be 
obscured. Therefore, use antifreeze, refer to 
page

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.

Do not use the washers if the fluid reservoir is 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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