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Controls Adjustments
Seat heating
3. Press the
button.
The LED in the button lights up.
4. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2:
the LED goes out.
Call-up
Do not call up the memory while you are
driving; otherwise, unexpected seat
movement could result in an accident.<
Comfort function
Press the button once per temperature level.
1. Unlock and open the driver's door or switch
Three LEDs indicate the highest temperature.
on radio readiness, refer to page 61.
To switch off:
2. Briefly press the desired memory button 1
Press button longer.
or 2.
If you continue driving within approx. the next
The adjusting procedure is halted when you
15 minutes, the seat heating is automatically
touch a seat adjustment switch or one of
activated at the previously set temperature.
the memory buttons.
The temperature is lowered or the heating is
switched off entirely to save on battery power.
Safety feature
The LEDs stay lit.
1. Close the driver's door and switch the
ignition on or off, refer to page 61.
2. Press the desired memory button 1 or 2
Seat and mirror memory
and keep it pressed until the adjustment
You can store and call up two different combi-
process has been completed.
nations of driver's seat and exterior mirror
If the
button was pressed accidentally:
positions.
Press the button again; the LED goes out.
Settings for the backrest width and lumbar
support are not stored in memory.
Safety belts
Storing
Observe the adjustment instructions on
page 49 to ensure the best possible
personal protection.<
Before every drive, make sure that all occupants
wear their safety belts. Airbags complement the
safety belt as an additional safety device, but
they do not represent a substitute.
1. Switch on radio readiness or the ignition,
refer to page 61.
2. Adjust the seat and exterior mirrors to the
desired positions.
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Adjustments Controls
Mirrors
Exterior mirrors
The front passenger's mirror is more con-
vex than the driver's mirror. The objects
seen in the mirror are closer than they appear.
Do not gauge your distance from traffic behind
you on the basis of what you see in the mirror;
otherwise, there is an increased risk of an
accident.<
Closing
Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in
the belt buckle.
The upper belt anchor is suitable for adults of
any stature as long as the seat is adjusted prop-
erly, refer to page 50.
Opening
1. Grasp the belt firmly.
2. Press the red button in the buckle.
3. Guide the belt into its reel.
1
Adjustments
2
Switching to the other mirror or to the auto-
Safety belt reminder for front seats
matic curb monitor
The indicator lamps light up and an
3
Folding mirrors in and out
acoustic signal sounds. In addition, a
The setting for the exterior mirrors is stored for
message appears on the Control Dis-
the remote control currently in use. The stored
play. Check whether the safety belt
position is called up automatically when the
has been fastened correctly.
vehicle is unlocked.
The 'Fasten safety belts' reminder is issued as
long as the driver's safety belt has not been fas-
Manual adjustment
tened. The 'Fasten safety belts' reminder is also
The mirrors can also be adjusted manually:
issued above approx. 5 mph/8 km/h if the front
press the edge of the glass.
passenger safety belt has not been fastened, if
there are objects on the front passenger seat or
Folding mirrors in and out
if the driver or front passenger unfasten their
safety belts.
By pressing button 3, you can fold the mirrors in
and out at driving speeds up to approx. 12 mph/
Damage to safety belts
20 km/h. This can be beneficial in narrow
If the safety belts are damaged or
streets, for example, or for moving mirrors that
stressed in an accident: have the belt sys-
were folded in by hand back out into their cor-
tem, including any belt tensioners or child
rect positions. Mirrors that have been folded in
restraint systems, replaced and the belt
will fold out automatically at a speed of approx.
anchors checked. Have this work carried out
25 mph/40 km/h.
only at your BMW center. Otherwise correct
operation of this safety equipment is not
guaranteed.<
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Controls Adjustments
Automatic heating
Interior rearview mirror
Depending on the outside temperature, both
exterior mirrors are heated automatically when
the engine is running or the ignition is switched
on.
Passenger side mirror tilt function -
automatic curb monitor
Activating
1. Push the switch to the position for the
driver's side mirror, arrow 1.
Turn the knob to reduce glare from the head-
lamps of cars behind you when driving at night.
Interior and exterior mirrors,
automatic dimming feature
2. Shift into reverse or move the selector lever
into the R position.
The glass of the mirror on the passenger
side tilts slightly down. This allows the
The automatic dimming feature of the interior
driver to see the area immediately adjacent
and exterior mirrors is controlled by two photo
to the vehicle, e.g. a curb, when backing into
cells in the interior rearview mirror. One photo
a parking space.
cell is in the mirror frame, see arrow; the other is
Deactivating
on the back of the mirror.
Push the switch to the position for the passen-
In order to ensure that the system functions
ger side mirror, arrow 2.
correctly, keep the photo cells clean, do not
cover the area between the interior rearview
mirror and windshield, and do not affix adhesive
labels or stickers of any kind to the windshield
directly in front of the mirror.
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Adjustments Controls
Steering wheel
Adjustments
Do not adjust the steering wheel position
while the car is in motion; otherwise, there
is a risk of an accident due to unexpected
movement.<
1. Fold the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred
height and angle to suit your seated
position.
3. Swing the lever back up.
Do not use force to swing the lever
back up; otherwise, the mechanism
will be damaged.<
Steering wheel heating
Press the button.
The LED in the button lights up when the steer-
ing wheel heating is switched on.
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Controls Transporting children safely
Transporting children safely
Vehicle equipment
Installing child restraint
systems
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
Observe the child restraint system manu-
range is described. As a result, some equip-
facturer's instructions when selecting,
ment described may not be available in a partic-
installing and using child restraint systems.
ular vehicle, for example due to the options or
Otherwise, the protective effect may be
national-market version selected. This also
diminished. <
applies to safety related functions and systems.
Standard child restraint systems are designed
to be secured with a lap belt or with the lap-belt
section of a lap-and-shoulder belt. Incorrectly
The right place for children
or improperly installed child restraint systems
Do not leave children unattended in the
can increase the risk of injury to children.
vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger
Always follow the installation instructions for
themselves and/or other persons by opening
the system with the greatest care.
the doors, for example.<
On the front passenger seat
Children should always sit in the rear
After installing a child restraint system on
Accident research has shown that the safest
the front passenger seat, make sure that
place for children is on the rear seat.
the front and side airbags for the front passen-
ger are deactivated; otherwise, there is an
Children under the age of 13 or smaller
increased risk of injury if the airbags deploy.<
than 5 ft/150 cm may be transported only
in the rear in suitable child restraint systems
Seat position
appropriate for their age, weight and size. Oth-
erwise, there is an increased risk of injury in the
Before installing a child restraint system, move
event of an accident.<
the front passenger seat as far back and up as
possible to obtain the best possible position for
Children 13 years of age or older must be buck-
the belt. Do not change the seat position after
led in with a safety belt as soon as there no
this.
longer is any child restraint system that is
appropriate for their age, size and weight.
Backrest width
The backrest width of the front passenger
Children in the front passenger seat
seat must be at its widest possible set-
Should it be necessary to use a child
ting. Do not change the setting after installing
restraint system on the front passenger
the child seat; otherwise, the child seat's stabil-
seat, the front and side airbags for the front pas-
ity on the front passenger seat is limited.<
senger must be deactivated. Otherwise, a child
traveling on that seat will face a significant risk
1. Adjust the backrest width to its widest
of injury if the airbags are triggered off, even
setting, refer to page 51.
with a child restraint system.<
2. Install the child seat.
For more information on automatic deactivation
of the front passenger airbags refer to page 97.
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Transporting children safely Controls
Child seat security
The lower anchors may be used to attach the
CRS to the vehicle seat up to a combined child
and CRS weight of 65 lbs/30 kg when the child
is restrained by the internal harnesses.
Ensure that both lower LATCH anchors
are correctly engaged and that the child
restraint system is resting firmly against the
backrest; otherwise, the protective function of
the seat may be compromised.<
Coupe: rear seats
The rear safety belts and the front passenger
safety belt can be prevented from being pulled
out in order to fasten child restraint systems.
To lock the safety belt
1. Secure the child restraint system with the
belt.
2. Pull the belt strap all the way out.
3. Allow the belt strap to retract and pull it taut
against the child restraint system.
The mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are
The safety belt is locked.
located behind the labeled protective caps.
To unlock the safety belt
Convertible: rear seats
1. Open the belt buckle.
2. Remove the child restraint system.
3. Allow the safety belt strap to retract all the
way.
LATCH child restraint fixing
system
LATCH: lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren.
The mounts for the lower LATCH anchors are
located at the positions indicated by arrows, in
To install and use the LATCH child
the gap between the seat and the backrest.
restraint system, follow the operating and
safety instructions provided by the manufac-
Installing LATCH child restraint
turer of the system; otherwise, the protective
systems
function of the seat may be compromised.<
1
Installing child restraint system, refer to the
Mounts for lower LATCH anchors
system operating instructions.
Before installing the child seat, pull the belt out
2
Make sure that both LATCH anchors are
of the area for the child restraint fixing system.
correctly locked in position.
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Controls Transporting children safely
Child restraint system with tether strap
Convertible
For Canadian Customers Only.
The following statement is required by Trans-
port Canada.
This vehicle is not equipped with user-ready
tether anchorages. As such neither a child
restraint system, nor a booster cushion, requir-
ing the use of a tether strap can be properly
1
Direction of travel
secured in the vehicle.
2
Head restraint
3
Hook for upper retaining strap
Coupe
4
Anchor
Use the tether anchors to secure child
restraint systems only; otherwise, the
5
Rear window shelf
anchors could be damaged.<
6
Seat backrest
7
Upper retaining strap of child restraint
system
If necessary, fold the head restraints upward
before use.
1. Push the head restraint upward.
2. Guide the upper retaining strap between
the head restraint holders.
3. Use the hook to clip the retaining strap to
the anchor.
For child restraint systems with tether straps
4. Push the head restraint into its lowermost
there are two additional anchors, see arrows.
position.
Placement of the tether strap
5. Pull the retaining strap taut.
Coupe
Make sure the upper retaining strap does
not run over sharp edges and is not
twisted as it passes to the top anchor. Other-
wise, the strap will not properly secure the child
restraint system in the event of an accident.<
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Driving Controls
Driving
Before removing the remote control, push it all
Vehicle equipment
the way in to release the locking mechanism.
In this chapter, all production, country, and
> The ignition is switched off if it was on.
optional equipment that is offered in the model
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
Automatic transmission
tions will be given of some equipment that may
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
You cannot take out the remote control unless
the special options or national-market version
the selector lever is in the P position: interlock.
selected. This also applies to safety related
functions and systems.
Start/Stop button
Ignition lock
Insert the remote control into the
ignition lock
Pressing the Start/Stop button switches radio
readiness or the ignition on or off.
Manual transmission: if you press the
Start/Stop button and depress the clutch,
the engine starts.
Insert the remote control all the way into the
Automatic transmission and Sport automatic
ignition lock.
transmission with double clutch: when you
> Radio readiness is switched on.
press the Start/Stop button and depress the
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
brake pedal, the engine starts.<
Comfort Access
Radio readiness
If the car is equipped with Comfort Access, only
Individual electrical consumers can operate.
insert the remote control into the ignition lock
The time and the outside temperature are
under special circumstances, refer to page 40.
displayed in the instrument cluster.
Radio readiness is switched off automatically:
Removing the remote control from the
> When the remote control is removed from
ignition lock
the ignition lock
Do not forcibly pull the remote control out
> In cars with Comfort Access, by touching
of the ignition lock as this may cause
the surface above the door lock, refer to
damage.<
Locking on page 40
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Controls Driving
Ignition on
All electrical consumers can operate. The
odometer and trip odometer are displayed in
the instrument cluster.
When the engine is off, please switch
off the ignition and any unnecessary
electrical consumers in order to preserve the
battery.<
Radio readiness and ignition off
Manual transmission
All indicator and warning lamps as well as
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with
displays in the instrument cluster go out.
Comfort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to
page 40.
1. Depress the brake.
Starting the engine
2. Depress the clutch and shift into neutral.
Do not run the engine in enclosed areas;
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
otherwise, the inhalation of toxic exhaust
gases can cause loss of consciousness and
The starter operates automatically for a certain
death. The exhaust gases contain carbon mon-
time, and stops automatically as soon as the
oxide, an odorless and colorless, but highly
engine has started.
toxic gas. Never leave an unattended vehicle
with the engine running; otherwise, such a
Automatic transmission
vehicle represents a potential safety hazard.
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with
Before leaving the car with the engine running,
Comfort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to
place the transmission in neutral or move the
page 40.
selector lever to position P and forcefully apply
1. Depress the brake.
the parking brake to prevent the car from
moving.<
2. Move the selector lever to position P.
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the
3. Press the Start/Stop button.
vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right
The starter operates automatically for a certain
away, but at moderate engine speeds.
time, and stops automatically as soon as the
Avoid frequent starting in quick succes-
engine has started.
sion as well as repeated start attempts in
which the engine does not start. Otherwise, the
Sport automatic transmission with
fuel is not burned or incompletely burned and
double clutch
there is a danger of overheating and damaging
Remote control in the ignition lock or, with
the catalytic converter.<
Comfort Access, inside the vehicle, refer to
page 40.
1. Depress the brake.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
The engine starts independent of the current
transmission position.
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Driving Controls
Switching off the engine
Parking brake
When leaving the vehicle, always take
The parking brake is primarily intended to pre-
along the remote control; this precaution
vent the vehicle from rolling while parked; it
prevents children from starting the engine, for
brakes the rear wheels.
example.<
Also follow the instructions on page 63, under
When parking, apply the parking brake
Switching off the engine.
forcefully; otherwise, the vehicle could
begin to roll. On steep uphill and downhill
Indicator lamp
inclines, also secure the vehicle by turning the
The indicator lamp is lit, and when you
wheels toward the curb, for example.<
drive off a signal sounds in addition.
The parking brake is still applied.
Manual transmission
Indicator lamp for Canadian models.
1. With the car at a standstill, press the
Start/Stop button.
2. Shift into first gear or reverse.
Applying
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
The lever locks in position automatically.
4. Removing the remote control from the
ignition lock, refer to page 61.
Releasing
Automatic transmission
1. With the car at a standstill, move the selec-
tor lever to position P.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
3. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
4. Removing the remote control from the
ignition lock, refer to page 61.
Sport automatic transmission with
Pull slightly upwards, press the button and
double clutch
lower the lever.
1. With the car at a standstill, press the
In exceptional cases, if the parking brake
Start/Stop button.
has to be used to slow or stop the car, do
If the transmission is shifted into N when
not pull the lever up too hard. In doing so, con-
the engine is switched off, you will be
tinuously press the button of the parking brake
notified visually and acoustically of this
lever.
fact.
Otherwise, excessive force on the parking
2. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
brake can lock up the rear wheels and cause the
3. Remove remote control from the ignition
rear of the car to swerve.<
lock, refer to page 61. The transmission is
To prevent corrosion and one-sided brak-
automatically shifted into transmission
ing action, occasionally apply the parking
position P.
brake lightly when the vehicle is slowly coming
to a stop if the traffic conditions are suitable.
The brake lamps do not light up when the park-
ing brake is applied.<
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Controls Driving
Manual transmission
Displays in the instrument cluster
The selector lever position is displayed and, in
When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, press
manual mode, the engaged gear, e.g. M4.
the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise,
the engine could be damaged if you inadvert-
Changing selector lever positions
ently shift into 3rd or 4th gear.<
> With the ignition switched on or the engine
running, the selector lever can be moved
Reverse gear
out of position P.
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
> Before moving the lever away from P or N
When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a
with the vehicle stationary, first depress the
slight resistance has to be overcome.
brake; otherwise, the selector lever will
refuse to move: shiftlock.
To prevent the vehicle from creeping
Automatic transmission with
after you select a driving position,
Steptronic
depress the brake until you are ready to
In addition to fully automatic operation, you can
start.<
also manually shift with the Steptronic, refer to
page 65.
Vehicle parking
To prevent the vehicle from rolling,
always select position P and apply the
parking brake before leaving the vehicle with
the engine running.<
Disengaging the remote control
A lock prevents inadvertent shifting into the
In order to remove the remote control from the
selector lever positions R and P. To release the
ignition lock, you must first move the selector
lock, press the button on the front of the selec-
lever to position P and switch off the engine:
tor lever, see arrow.
interlock. Removing the remote control from
the ignition lock, refer to page 61.
P Park
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
Selector lever positions
The transmission locks to prevent the drive
P R N D M/S + -
wheels from turning.
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Driving Controls
R Reverse
Shifting gears via the selector lever
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
Move selector lever from position D toward the
left into the M/S shifting slot:
N Neutral
When you press the selector lever forwards or
backwards, the manual mode is activated and
You can select this in a car wash, for example.
Steptronic changes gear.
The vehicle can roll.
The engaged gear, e.g. M1 is displayed in the
D Drive, automatic position
instrument cluster.
Position for normal vehicle operation. All for-
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
ward gears are selected automatically.
when they will result in a plausible combination
of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for example,
Under normal operating conditions, fuel con-
a downshift that would cause the engine to
sumption is lowest when you are driving in
overrev will not be executed by the system.
position D.
The gear selected is briefly displayed in the
Kickdown
instrument cluster, followed again by the gear
actually in use.
Kickdown enables you to achieve maximum
performance.
Press the accelerator pedal beyond the full-
Changing gears using shifting paddles
throttle resistance point.
on steering wheel
The shift paddles allow you to shift gears
Sport program and manual mode M/S
quickly since both hands can remain on the
steering wheel.
> When you use the shift paddles on the
steering wheel to shift gears in automatic
mode, the transmission switches to manual
mode.
> If you do not accelerate or shift gears using
the shift paddles for a certain amount of
time, the transmission switches back to
automatic mode.
Move selector lever from position D toward the
If the selector lever is in the M/S gear
left into the M/S shifting slot; the Sport program
plane, manual mode remains active.<
is activated. This position is recommended for a
performance-oriented driving style.
DS is displayed in the instrument cluster.
To deactivate the sport program or manual
mode M/S, move the selector lever to the right
into position D.
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Controls Driving
> To upshift, briefly pull the right shift
7-gear Sport automatic
paddle +.
transmission with double
> To downshift, briefly pull the left shift
clutch
paddle -.
Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
The concept
when they will result in a plausible combination
The 7-gear Sport automatic transmission with
of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for example,
double clutch is an automated manual trans-
a downshift that would cause the engine to
mission with two clutches and secondary gear
overrev will not be executed by the system.
sets in which the clutching and shifting is
The gear selected is briefly displayed in the
handled by an electrohydraulic system.
instrument cluster, followed again by the gear
With the 7-gear Sport automatic transmission
actually in use.
with double clutch, the gears are shifted without
an interruption in driving power.
Overriding selector lever lock
You operate the 7-gear Sport automatic trans-
If the selector lever will not move out of
mission with double clutch using the selector
position P even though the ignition is switched
lever and two shift paddles on the steering
on, the brake is depressed, and the button on
wheel.
the selector lever is pressed, the selector lever
It offers you the following functions:
lock can be overridden:
> Either manual or automatic mode: sequen-
1.
Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
tial mode or drive mode
2.
Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever
> Automatic downshifting and protection
until the sleeve is inside out.
against incorrect gear selection, even in
sequential mode
> Acceleration assistant, Launch Control,
refer to page 70
> Automatic intermediate throttle application
System limitations
The 7-gear Sport automatic transmission with
double clutch has an overheating protection
that protects the clutch from extreme loads.
3.
Using the screwdriver from the onboard
The indicator lamp lights up in yellow if
vehicle tool kit, refer to page 243, press the
the transmission becomes too warm.
red lever, see arrow, while moving the
Avoid high engine loads and frequent
selector lever to the desired position.
accelerations from zero. If the transmission is
overheated, the indicator lamp lights up in red
and the power flow to the motor is interrupted. It
is only possible to continue driving once the
transmission has cooled down.
Avoid frequent powerful accelerations from
zero and do not hold the vehicle on inclines by
pressing lightly on the accelerator while letting
the clutch slip, as this may cause the transmis-
sion to overheat.
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Driving Controls
Selector lever positions
Shifting into P
P R N D M/S + -
Press the button P.
The selector lever position and the engaged
P Park
gear are displayed, e.g. M4.
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
Engaging selector lever positions
The rear wheels are locked.
> The selector lever can be moved out of
The transmission is shifted into P if, with
position P only with the engine running:
the engine running, you open the driver's
interlock.
door, do not have your safety belt fastened, and
subsequently actuate neither the brake pedal
> Before moving the lever away from P or N
nor the accelerator. Before leaving the vehicle,
with the vehicle stationary, first depress the
make sure that the automatic transmission
brake; otherwise, the desired shift will not
selector lever is in the park position. Otherwise,
be executed: shiftlock.
the vehicle may begin to move.<
Shifting into N, D, R
The transmission is shifted into P as soon
as you switch off the engine, unless the
transmission is in N and the remote control is in
the ignition lock, refer to page 61. As soon as
you remove the remote control from the ignition
lock, then the transmission is shifted into P.<
R Reverse
Select this only when the vehicle is stationary.
N Neutral
Briefly push the selector lever in the desired
You can select this in a car wash, for example.
direction, overcoming a resistance point if
The vehicle can roll.
necessary. When shifting out of P or into R,
simultaneously press the button 1.
After the engine is switched off, the trans-
mission remains in N if you leave the
The engaged selector lever position is also
remote control in the ignition lock. You can use
displayed on the selector lever.
this function at a car wash, for example, refer to
When you release the selector lever, it returns
page 240.<
to its center position.
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Controls Driving
D Drive mode
> Shortly before the speed falls below a gear-
dependent minimum speed, the transmis-
In Drive mode, all forward gears are shifted
sion automatically downshifts without your
automatically.
intervention.
Kickdown
Quick downshifting: even in sequential mode,
you can skip over several gears in order to
For sudden acceleration maneuvers such as
achieve an optimum acceleration. To do so,
passing, depress the accelerator past the resis-
depress the accelerator past the resistance
tance point. This provides maximum accelera-
point.
tion.
To return to automatic mode, push the selector
Sport program and manual operation
lever to the right.
M/S
Gear shifting
Upshift or downshift using the selector lever or
the shift paddles. You do not need to lift your
foot off the accelerator when doing so.
Using the selector lever
> To upshift, pull the selector lever toward the
rear.
> To downshift, push it toward the front.
Push selector lever toward the left from the
selector lever position D, the Sport program is
Using the shift paddles on the steering
activated. This position is recommended for a
wheel
performance-oriented driving style.
You can also shift manually using two shift pad-
The engaged gear, e.g. S1, is displayed in the
dles on the steering wheel. The shift paddles
instrument cluster.
allow you to shift gears quickly since both
When you press the selector lever forwards or
hands can remain on the steering wheel.
backwards, the manual mode is activated and
> When you use the shift paddles on the
Steptronic changes gear.
steering wheel to shift gears in automatic
The engaged gear, e.g. M1 is displayed in the
mode, the transmission switches to manual
instrument cluster.
mode.
In the following situations, the 7-gear Sport
> If you do not accelerate or shift gears using
automatic transmission with double clutch
the shift paddles for a certain amount of
does the thinking for you:
time, the transmission switches back to
> Upshifts and downshifts are executed only
automatic mode if the selector lever is in
when they will result in a plausible combina-
position D.
tion of engine and vehicle speed; thus, for
example, a downshift that could cause the
engine to overrev will not be executed by
the system.
> At a stop, the transmission is automatically
shifted down to the first gear.
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Manually unlocking parking lock
In the event of a power supply interrup-
tion such as a discharged or discon-
nected battery or an electrical malfunction, the
parking lock must be manually unlocked; other-
wise, the rear wheels are immobilized and the
vehicle cannot be towed.<
Only unlock the parking lock manually for
towing and make sure to set the parking brake
forcefully beforehand so that the vehicle cannot
> To upshift, briefly pull the right shift
roll. Lock the parking lock again after the vehicle
paddle +.
is parked.
> To downshift, briefly pull the left shift
paddle -.
Releasing
1. Unclip the sleeve of the selector lever.
Driving dynamics control
2. Pull the sleeve up over the selector lever
The driving dynamics control permits you, at
until the sleeve is inside out.
the push of a button, to have your BMW react in
an even more sporty fashion when driving:
> Optimal use is made of the engine's speed
range.
> Gear changes occur more quickly.
> The engine reacts more spontaneously to
accelerator pedal movements.
Activating the system
3. Using the allen wrench from the tool kit,
refer to page 243, rotate the cover until it
reaches the stop, arrow 1, and remove,
arrow 2.
Press the SPORT button.
The LED in the button lights up.
Deactivating the system
> Press the SPORT button again
4. Insert allen wrench into the opening,
> Switch off the engine
arrow 1.
The LED in the button goes out.
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Launch Control
Launch Control enables an optimum accelera-
tion when starting off on a road surface with
good traction.
Do not use Launch Control too often; oth-
erwise, the powerful stresses on the vehi-
cle will lead to premature component wear.<
Launch Control is ready for use when the
engine is at operating temperature, i.e. after
5. Rotate allen wrench until it reaches the
uninterrupted travel of at least 6.2 miles/10 km.
stop, arrow 2. The parking lock is unlocked.
1. With the engine running, step on the brake
Do not turn allen wrench in the oppo-
with your left foot.
site direction; otherwise, you may
2. Activate Dynamic Traction Control (DTC),
damage the mechanism.<
refer to page 90.
6. Remove allen wrench from the opening.
3. Activate Driving dynamics control, refer to
After parking the vehicle, lock the parking
page 69.
lock again. Otherwise, there is a danger
4. With the vehicle stationary, activate the
that the vehicle will roll.<
manual mode and select 1st gear.
5. With your right foot, push the accelerator
Locking
pedal past the resistance point. The engine
1. Press the button, see arrow.
speed for pulling away is adjusted. A flag
The parking lock is locked again.
symbol appears in the instrument cluster.
6. When you release the brake pedal, the vehi-
cle accelerates. Keep the accelerator pedal
floored.
7. The upshifting occurs automatically as long
as you keep the accelerator pedal pressed
past the resistance point.
Launch Control will be ready for use again after
you drive a certain distance.
Launch Control is not available for use during
2. Replace cover again.
the break-in phase, refer to page 124.
3. Clip the selector lever sleeve back into
To maintain driving stability, keep DSC
place.
activated whenever possible.<
4. Forcefully apply the parking brake.
Jump starting and towing, starting on
page 251.
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Turn signals/
3. "Triple turn signal"
headlamp flasher
The setting is stored for the remote control
currently in use.
1
High beams
2
Headlamp flasher
3
Turn signal
Wiper system
Do not switch on the wipers if they immo-
Using turn signals
bilized by ice; otherwise, damage to the
Press the lever beyond the resistance point.
wiper blades and wiper motor may occur.<
To turn off manually, press the lever to the
Do not use the wipers when the window
resistance point.
glass is dry; otherwise, the wiper blades
Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator
may experience accelerated wear or damage.<
lamp and the turn signals indicates that
one of the turn signal bulbs has failed.<
Signaling a turn briefly
Press the lever as far as the resistance point for
as long as you wish to signal a turn.
Triple turn signal activation
Press the lever as far as the resistance point.
The turn signals flash three times.
1
Switching on wipers
You can activate or deactivate this function.
2
Switching off wipers or brief wipe
1. "Settings"
3
Activating/deactivating intermittent wipe or
2. "Lighting"
rain sensor
4
Cleaning windshield and headlamps
5
Setting speed for intermittent wipe or
sensitivity of the rain sensor
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Switching on wipers
Deactivating intermittent wipe or rain
Press the lever upward, arrow 1.
sensor
Press the button again, arrow 3.
The lever automatically returns to its initial
The LED goes out.
position when released.
Deactivate the rain sensor before enter-
Normal wiper speed
ing an automatic car wash. Failure to do
so could result in damage caused by undesired
Press once.
wiper activation.<
The system switches to operation in the inter-
mittent mode when the vehicle is stationary.
Cleaning windshield and headlamps
Fast wiper speed
Pull the lever, arrow 4.
Washer fluid is sprayed onto the windshield and
Press twice or press beyond the resistance
the wipers are operated for a short time.
point.
The system switches to normal speed when the
When the vehicle lighting system is switched
vehicle is stationary.
on, the headlamps are cleaned at regular and
appropriate intervals.
Intermittent wipe or rain sensor
Do not use the washers if there is any
If the car is not equipped with a rain sensor, the
danger that the fluid will freeze on the
intermittent-wipe time is a preset.
windshield. If you do, your vision could be
obscured. Antifreeze should therefore be
If the car is equipped with a rain sensor, the time
added to the fluid, refer to Washer fluid.
between wipes is controlled automatically and
Do not use the washers when the washer fluid
depends on the intensity of the rainfall. The rain
reservoir is empty; otherwise, you will damage
sensor is mounted on the windshield, directly in
the washer pump.<
front of the interior rearview mirror.
Windshield washer nozzles
Activating intermittent wipe or rain
sensor
Both windshield washer nozzles are automati-
cally heated with the engine running or the
ignition switched on.
Washer fluid
Washer fluid antifreeze is flammable.
Therefore, keep it away from ignition
sources and only store it in the closed original
container that is kept out of reach of children;
otherwise, there is a risk of personal injury.
Press the button, arrow 3. The LED in the
Comply with the instructions on the
button lights up.
container.<
Setting speed for intermittent wipe or
sensitivity of the rain sensor
Turn the thumb wheel 5.
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United States: the washer fluid mixture ratio is
Cruise control
regulated by the U.S. EPA and many individual
states; do not exceed the allowable washer fluid
The concept
dilution ratio limits that apply. Follow the usage
You can use the cruise control feature begin-
instructions on the washer fluid container. Use
ning at approx. 20 mph/30 km/h. The car then
BMW's Windshield Washer Concentrate or the
stores and maintains the speed that you specify
equivalent.
using the lever on the steering column.
Do not use cruise control when driving at
Washer fluid filler neck
constant speed is prevented by adverse
Only add washer fluid after allowing the
conditions, e.g. winding roads, dense traffic or
engine to cool and close the cover com-
poor road conditions due to, e.g. snow, rain, ice
pletely in order to prevent the washer fluid from
or loose surfaces. Otherwise, you could lose
contacting hot engine parts. Otherwise, fluid
control of the vehicle and cause an accident as a
spills or leaks constitute a fire hazard and a risk
result.<
to personal safety.<
One lever for all functions
All washer nozzles are supplied with washer
fluid by the same reservoir.
1
Storing and maintaining speed or
The recommended minimum filling quantity is
accelerating
0.2 US gal/1 liter.
2
Storing and maintaining speed or
Fill with a mixture of window cleaner concen-
decelerating
trate, tap water and, if required, with a washer
3
Deactivating cruise control
antifreeze, according to manufacturer's recom-
4
Resuming a previously stored speed
mendations.
Do not fill with undiluted window cleaner
Maintaining current speed
concentrate or with pure water since these can
Briefly press the lever, arrow 1, or pull it briefly,
result in damage to the wiper system.
arrow 2.
Do not mix window cleaner concentrates from
The car's current speed is stored and main-
different manufacturers since this may clog the
tained. It is briefly displayed in the instrument
washer nozzles.
cluster.
If the engine braking power is insufficient on a
downhill slope, the set speed may be exceeded.
On uphill grades vehicle speed may drop if the
engine output is insufficient.
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Increasing speed
Resuming a previously stored speed
Briefly press the lever, arrow 1, until the desired
Press the button, arrow 4.
speed is reached.
The last stored speed is resumed and
Each time the lever is pressed briefly, the speed
maintained.
is increased by approx. 1 mph/1 km/h.
The stored speed is briefly displayed in the
instrument cluster.
Accelerating using the lever
The stored speed is cleared when the ignition is
Press the lever, arrow 1, until the desired speed
switched off.
is reached.
The vehicle accelerates without pressure on
Display in the instrument cluster
the accelerator pedal. The system stores and
maintains the speed.
Decreasing speed
Repeatedly pull the lever, arrow 2, until the
desired speed is reached.
The functions here are the same as for increas-
ing the speed or accelerating, except that the
speed will be decreased.
Deactivating cruise control
When the speed at which the vehicle is traveling
is stored or when a stored speed is called up,
Push the lever briefly upwards or downwards,
the speed is briefly displayed in the instrument
arrow 3.
cluster.
In addition, the system is automatically
deactivated:
> When the brakes are applied.
> When the clutch of the manual transmission
is engaged or the transmission is shifted
into neutral.
> When the automatic transmission selector
lever is moved into the neutral position N.
> When the selector lever of the sport auto-
matic transmission with double clutch is
moved into the neutral position N.
> When the vehicle travels faster or slower
than the set speed for an extended period,
e.g. when the accelerator is depressed.
> When DSC is intervening.
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