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BMW 135i Convertible (2013 year). Manual in english - page 4

 

 

Controls overview Controls
Controls overview
Vehicle equipment
Units of measure
To select the respective units of measure, miles
In this chapter, all production, country, and
or km for the odometer as well as 7 or 6 for
optional equipment that is offered in the model
the outside temperature, refer to Units of mea-
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
sure on page 80.
tions will be given of some equipment that may
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
The setting is stored for the remote control
the special options or national-market version
currently in use.
selected. This also applies to safety related
functions and systems.
Time, outside temperature display
Setting the time, refer to page 82.
Odometer, outside
Outside temperature warning
temperature display, clock
When the displayed temperature sinks to
approx. +377/+36, a signal sounds and a
warning lamp lights up. There is an increased
risk of black ice.
Black ice can also form at temperatures
above +377/+36. You should there-
fore drive carefully on bridges and shaded
roads, for example; otherwise, there is an
increased risk of an accident.<
Odometer and trip odometer
1
Knob in the instrument cluster
Resetting the trip odometer:
2
Outside temperature and clock
With the ignition switched on, press button 1 in
the instrument cluster.
3
Odometer and trip odometer
When the vehicle is parked
Knob in the instrument cluster
If you still want to view the time, outside tem-
> To reset the trip odometer while the ignition
perature and odometer reading briefly after the
is switched on
remote control has been taken out of the igni-
> To display the time, outside temperature
tion lock:
and odometer briefly while the ignition is
Press button 1 in the instrument cluster.
switched off
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Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Fuel tank capacity: approx. 14 US gal/53 liters.
You can find information on refueling on
page 221.
If the tilt of the vehicle varies for a longer period,
when you are driving in mountainous areas, for
example, the indicator may fluctuate slightly.
Fuel display 135i: in speedometer.
Reserve
Never force the engine speed up into the red
Once the fuel level has fallen to the reserve
warning field, see arrow. In this range, the fuel
zone, a message briefly appears on the Control
supply is interrupted to protect the engine.
Display and the remaining cruising range is dis-
played on the computer. Under a cruising range
of approx. 30 miles/50 km, the message
Engine oil temperature
remains in the Control Display.
With a dynamic driving style, e.g. rapid corner-
ing, engine functions are not always assured.
Refuel as soon as possible once your
cruising range falls below 30 miles/
50 km; otherwise, engine functions are not
ensured and damage can occur.<
When the engine is at normal operating temper-
ature, the engine oil temperature is between
approx. 2107/1006 and approx. 3007/
1506.
If the engine oil temperature is too high, a
message appears on the Control Display.
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Computer
Cruising range
Displays the estimated cruising range available
Displays in the instrument cluster
with the remaining fuel. The range is calculated
on the basis of the way the car has been driven
Calling up information
over the last 18 miles/30 km and the amount of
fuel currently in the tank.
It is important that you refuel as soon as
possible once your cruising range falls
below 30 miles/50 km; otherwise, engine func-
tions are not ensured and damage can occur.<
Average speed
Periods with the vehicle parked and the engine
switched off are not included in the calculations
of average speed.
Press the button in the turn signal/high beam
lever.
With the trip computer, refer to page 79, you
can have the average speed for another trip
displayed.
To reset average speed: press the button in the
turn signal/high beam lever for approx.
2 seconds.
Average fuel consumption
The average fuel consumption is calculated for
the time during which the engine is running.
With the trip computer, refer to page 79, you
The following items of information are
can have the average consumption for another
displayed in the order listed:
trip displayed.
> Cruising range
To reset average fuel consumption: press the
> Average speed
button in the turn signal/high beam lever for
> Average fuel consumption
approx. 2 seconds.
> Current fuel consumption
Current fuel consumption
> No information
Displays the current fuel consumption. This
To set the corresponding units of measure,
allows you to see whether your current driving
refer to Units of measure on page 80.
style is conducive to fuel economy with mini-
mum exhaust emissions.
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Displays on the Control Display
Both displays show:
The computer can also be opened via iDrive.
> The average speed and
1. "Vehicle Info"
> the average fuel consumption.
2. "Onboard info" or "Trip computer"
Resetting the fuel consumption and
speed
You can reset the values for average speed and
average consumption:
1. Select the respective menu entry.
2. Press the controller again to confirm your
selection.
Resetting the trip computer
You can reset all values:
Displaying "Onboard info":
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Trip computer"
3. "Reset"
> Cruising range
> Distance from destination
> Estimated time of arrival if a destination has
been entered in the navigation system.
Displaying "Trip computer":
> Departure time
> Trip duration
> Trip distance
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Settings and information
Operating principle
1
Button for:
5
Checking oil level
233
> Selecting display
6
Setting the time
82
> Setting values
7
Setting the date
84
2
Button for:
8
Viewing service requirement display
80
> Confirming selected display or set
Exiting displays
values
The outside temperature reading and the time
> Calling up computer information
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reappear when you press button 2 or if you
3
When the lights are on: instrument lighting
make no entries within approx. 15 seconds. If
brightness
104
required, complete the current setting first.
4
Calling up Check Control
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Units of measure
You can change the units for fuel consumption,
route/distance, temperature and pressure.
1. "Settings"
2. "Language/Units"
1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 61.
2. Push button 1 in the turn signal/high beam
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro-
priate symbol appears in the display,
accompanied by the words "SERVICE-
INFO".
3. Select the desired menu item.
3. Press button 2.
4. Select the desired unit.
4. Use button 1 to scroll through the individual
service items.
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use.
Service requirements
The remaining driving distance and the date of
the next scheduled service are displayed briefly
immediately after you start the engine or switch
on the ignition.
The extent of service work required can
be read out from the remote control by
your dealership Service Advisor.<
For certain maintenance operations, you can
view the respective distance remaining or due
date individually in the instrument cluster.
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Possible displays
1
Button for selecting functions
6
Rear brake pads
2
Service requirements
7
Brake fluid
3
Engine oil
The sequence of displayed service items may
vary. The data for the next service appointment
4
Roadworthiness test
is shown first.
5
Front brake pads
More information
3. "Service required"
Required maintenance procedures and legally
Detailed information on service
mandated inspections are displayed.
requirements
You can request more detailed information on
You can call up additional information on the
every entry:
maintenance regimen on the Control Display.
Select the entry and press the controller.
1. "Vehicle Info"
To exit from the menu:
2. "Vehicle status"
Move the controller to the left.
Symbols
No service is currently required.
The deadline for service or a legally
mandated inspection is approaching.
The service deadline has already passed.
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Entering deadlines for legally required
Automatic Service Request
inspections
Data regarding the maintenance status or
Make sure the date on the Control Display is
legally mandated inspections of the vehicle are
always set correctly, refer to page 84; other-
automatically transmitted to your BMW center
wise, the effectiveness of Condition Based
prior to a service due date.
Service CBS is not ensured.
You can check when your BMW center was
1. "Vehicle Info"
notified.
2. "Vehicle status"
1. "Vehicle Info"
3. "Service required"
2. "Vehicle status"
4. "§ Vehicle inspection"
3. "Options"
4. "Last Service Request"
Clock
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on
page 32.
Setting the time
5. Open the menu for entering the deadline.
In the instrument cluster
6. "Date:"
To set the 12h/24h format, refer to Setting the
7. Create the settings.
time format on page 83.
8. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The year is highlighted.
9. Turn the controller to make the adjustment.
10. Press the controller to apply the setting.
The date entry is stored.
To exit from the menu:
Move the controller to the left.
More information on the BMW Maintenance
System can be found on page 237.
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1. Push button 1 in the turn signal/high beam
Setting the time
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro-
1. "Settings"
priate symbol appears in the display,
2. "Time/Date"
accompanied by the time and the word
"SET".
2. Press button 2.
3. Use button 1 to set the hours.
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
5. Use button 1 to set the minutes.
6. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
7. Press button 2.
The system accepts the new time.
3. "Time:"
Via iDrive
4. Turn the controller until the desired hours
1.
Press the MENU button.
are displayed, and then press the controller.
The main menu is displayed.
5. Turn the controller until the desired minutes
are displayed, and then press the controller.
The time is stored.
Setting the time format
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Format:"
4. Select the desired format and press the
controller.
2.
"Settings"
The time format is stored.
Setting time zone
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Time zone:"
4. Select desired time zone.
The time zone is stored.
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Date
Setting the date format
1. "Settings"
The settings are stored for the remote control
currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on
2. "Time/Date"
page 32.
3. "Format:"
Setting the date
In the instrument cluster
To set the dd/mm or mm/dd date format, refer
to Setting the date format below.
4. Select the desired format.
The date format is stored.
Check Control
1. Push button 1 in the turn signal/high beam
The concept
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro-
The Check Control monitors vehicle functions
priate symbol appears in the display,
and alerts you to any malfunctions in the sys-
accompanied by the date and the word
tems monitored. Such a Check Control mes-
"SET".
sage includes indicator and warning lamps in
2. Press button 2.
the instrument cluster and, in some circum-
3. Use button 1 to set the day of the month.
stances, an acoustic signal as well as text
messages at the top of the Control Display.
4. Press button 2 to confirm the entry.
5. Set the month and the year in the same way.
Indicator and warning lamps
6. Press button 2.
The system stores the new date.
Via iDrive
1. "Settings"
2. "Time/Date"
3. "Date:"
4. Turn the controller until the desired day is
displayed, and press the controller.
Indicator and warning lamps can light up in a
5. Create the necessary settings for the
variety of combinations and colors.
month and year.
Several of the lamps are checked for proper
The date is stored.
functioning and light up temporarily when the
engine is started or the ignition is switched on.
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Hiding Check Control messages
indicates that Check Control messages have
been stored. These Check Control messages
Press the button on the turn signal/high beam
can be viewed again later, refer to page 85.
lever.
> Some Check Control messages are dis-
Text messages
played continuously and remain visible until
Text messages at the upper edge of the Control
the malfunction has been rectified. If several
Display explain the meaning of the displayed
malfunctions occur at once, the messages
indicator and warning lamps.
are displayed consecutively.
These messages can be hidden for approx.
Supplemental text messages
8 seconds. After this, they are displayed
You can call up more information on the Control
again automatically.
Display, e.g. on the cause of a malfunction and
They are marked with the symbol
on how to respond, via Check Control.
shown here.
> Other Check Control messages are hidden
automatically after approx. 20 seconds.
They are stored and can be displayed again
later.
They are marked with the symbol
shown here.
Displaying stored Check Control
messages
The text of urgent messages is displayed auto-
matically.
To exit the display:
Select "OK" and press the Controller.
Symbols
Depending on the Check Control message, you
can select from among the following functions
in the supplementary text messages.
> "Service request"
1. Push button 1 in the turn signal/high beam
Contact your BMW center.
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro-
> "Roadside Assistance"
priate symbol appears in the display,
Contact BMW Roadside Assistance.
accompanied by the words "CHECK".
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2. Press button 2.
Displaying, setting or changing the
"CHECK OK" appears if there are no Check
limit
Control messages. If a Check Control mes-
1. "Settings"
sage has been stored, the corresponding
2. "Speed"
lamp lights up. It is accompanied by a text
message on the Control Display.
3. "Warning at:"
3. Push button 1 to check for other messages.
4. Press button 2.
The display again shows the outside
temperature and the time.
Via iDrive
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. "Check Control"
4. Turn the controller until the desired speed
is displayed.
5. Press the controller.
The speed limit is stored.
Applying your current speed as the
limit
1. "Settings"
2. "Speed"
4. Select the text message.
3. "Select current speed"
Speed limit
You can enter a speed, and a Check Control
message will indicate when you reach this
speed. This enables you, for example, to
receive warnings if you exceed a speed limit in
an urban area.
You are only warned of reaching this speed a
second time if your vehicle speed falls below it
The system adopts your current speed as the
again by at least 3 mph/5 km/h.
limit.
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Activating/deactivating the limit
Setting the voice dialog
1. "Settings"
Switch between a standard dialog and a short
dialog.
2. "Speed"
1. "Settings"
3. "Warning"
2. "Language/Units"
3. "Speech mode:"
4. Select the desired dialog.
4. Press the controller.
Settings on the Control
The setting is stored for the remote control
Display
currently in use.
Language on the Control Display
Brightness of the Control Display
The brightness is automatically adapted to the
Setting the language
ambient lighting conditions. However, you can
1. "Settings"
change the basic setting.
2. "Language/Units"
1. "Settings"
3. "Language:"
2. "Control display"
3. "Brightness"
4. Select the desired language.
The setting is stored for the remote control
4. Turn the controller until the desired setting
currently in use.
is selected.
5. Press the controller.
The setting is stored for the remote control cur-
rently in use. In bright conditions, for example,
the brightness control may not be clearly
visible.
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Technology for driving comfort and safety
Vehicle equipment
Switching off automatically
After approx. 164 ft/50 m of driving or above
In this chapter, all production, country, and
approx. 18 mph/30 km/h, the system switches
optional equipment that is offered in the model
off and the LED goes out.
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
tions will be given of some equipment that may
Signal tones
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
the special options or national-market version
When nearing an object, its position is indicated
selected. This also applies to safety related
correspondingly by an interval tone. As the dis-
functions and systems.
tance between vehicle and object decreases,
the intervals between the tones become
shorter. If the distance to the nearest object
falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm, then a contin-
Park Distance Control PDC
uous tone sounds.
The concept
An interval tone is interrupted after approx.
3 seconds:
The PDC assists you with maneuvering in tight
parking spaces. Acoustic signals and a visual
> If you stop in front of an object that has been
indicator warn you of the presence of an object
detected by only one of the corner sensors
behind your vehicle. Four ultrasonic sensors in
> If you are driving parallel to a wall
the bumper measure the distance.
These sensors have a range of approx. 6.5 ft/
Malfunction
2 m. However, an acoustic warning does not
The warning lamp lights up. A mes-
sound until an object is approx. 24 in/60 cm
sage appears on the Control Display.
from the corner sensors or approx. 5 ft/1.50 m
PDC is malfunctioning. Have the
from the center sensors.
system checked.
PDC is a parking aid that can indicate
To avoid this problem, keep the sensors clean
objects when they are approached
and free of ice or snow in order to ensure that
slowly, as is usually the case when parking.
they will continue to operate effectively. When
Avoid approaching an object at high speed; oth-
using a high-pressure cleaner, do not spray the
erwise, physical circumstances may lead to the
sensors for extended periods of time and only
system warning being issued too late.<
from a distance of at least 1 ft/30 cm.
Switching on automatically
PDC with visual warning
With the engine running or the ignition switched
The approach of the vehicle to an object is
on, the system is activated after approx. second
shown on the Control Display. Objects that are
when you engage reverse gear or move the
farther away are displayed on the Control Dis-
automatic transmission selector lever to
play before a signal tone sounds. The display
position R. Wait this short period before driving.
appears on the Control Display as soon as PDC
is activated.
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System limitations
Dynamic Brake Control DBC
Even with PDC, final responsibility for
When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system
estimating the distance between the
automatically produces the maximum braking
vehicle and any obstructions always remains
force boost and thus helps to achieve the short-
with the driver. Even when sensors are pro-
est possible braking distance during full brak-
vided, there is a blind spot in which objects can
ing. This system exploits all of the benefits
no longer be detected. The system is also sub-
provided by ABS.
ject to the physical limits that apply to all forms
Do not reduce the pressure on the brake for the
of ultrasonic measurement, such as those
duration of the full braking application.
encountered with trailer towbars and hitches,
thin or wedge-shaped objects, etc. Low objects
Dynamic Stability Control DSC
that have already been displayed, e.g. curbs,
DSC prevents the driving wheels from losing
can disappear again from the detection area of
traction when you pull away from rest or accel-
the sensors before or after a continuous tone
erate. The system also recognizes unstable
sounds. Higher, protruding objects, e.g. ledges,
driving conditions, for example if the rear of the
cannot be detected. Loud sound sources out-
car is about to swerve or if momentum is acting
side or inside the car can drown out the PDC
at an angle past the front wheels. In these
signal. Therefore, always drive cautiously; oth-
cases, DSC helps the vehicle maintain a safe
erwise, there is a risk of personal injury or prop-
course within physical limits by reducing engine
erty damage.<
output and through braking actions at the indi-
vidual wheels.
The laws of physics cannot be repealed,
Driving stability control
even with DSC. An appropriate driving
systems
style always remains the responsibility of the
driver. Therefore, do not reduce the additional
Your BMW has a number of systems that help
safety margin again by taking risks, as this could
to maintain the vehicle's stability even in
result in an accident.<
adverse driving conditions.
Deactivating DSC
Antilock Brake System ABS
ABS prevents locking of the wheels during
braking. Safe steering response is maintained
even during full braking. Active safety is thus
increased.
The ABS is operational every time you start the
engine. Braking safely, refer to page 126.
Electronic brake-force distribution
EBV
Press the button for at least 3 seconds until the
The system controls the brake pressure in the
indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up and DSC
rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.
OFF is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Dynamic Traction Control DTC and DSC have
been simultaneously deactivated. Stabilizing
and drive-output promoting actions are no
longer executed.
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In the same way as with a differential interlock,
Activating DTC
even if DSC is deactivated, brake actions are
still performed on the rear axle to enhance drive
output if the drive wheels experience a signifi-
cant loss of traction.
To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again
as soon as possible.
Activating DSC
Press the button again; the indicator lamp in the
instrument cluster goes out.
Press the button; the indicator lamp for DSC
OFF lights up and TRACTION is displayed in
For better control
the instrument cluster.
If the indicator lamp flashes: the DSC
controls the driving and braking forces.
For better control
If the indicator lamp lights up: DSC and
If the indicator lamp flashes: DTC con-
DTC have failed.
trols the driving and braking forces.
The indicator lamp lights up and
If the indicator lamp lights up: DSC and
DSC OFF is displayed in the instrument
DTC have failed.
cluster: DSC is deactivated.
The indicator lamp lights up and TRAC-
Dynamic Traction Control DTC
TION is displayed in the instrument
DTC is a version of DSC in which the drive out-
cluster: DTC is activated.
put is optimized for particular road conditions,
e.g. unplowed snow-covered roads. The sys-
Deactivating DTC
tem assures the maximal drive output, but with
Press the button again; the indicator lamp in the
reduced driving stability. It is therefore neces-
instrument cluster goes out.
sary to drive with appropriate caution.
You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC
under the following special circumstances:
Drive-off assistant
> When driving uphill on snow-covered roads,
The drive-off assistant enables you to drive off
in slush or on unplowed, snow-covered
smoothly on uphill gradients. It is not necessary
roads
to use the parking brake for this.
> When rocking a stuck vehicle free or start-
1. Hold the car in place by depressing the
ing off in deep snow or on loose ground
brake.
> When driving with snow chains
2. Release the brake and drive off without
delay.
The drive-off assistant holds the car in
place for approx. 2 seconds after the
brake is released. Drive off without delay after
releasing the brake. Otherwise, the drive-off
assistant will no longer hold the car in place
after approx. 2 seconds and the car will start to
roll backwards.<
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Flat Tire Monitor FTM
3. "Flat Tire Monitor"
The concept
The system does not measure the actual infla-
tion pressure in the tires.
The system detects a pressure loss in a tire by
comparing the rotational speeds of the individ-
ual wheels while moving.
In the event of a pressure loss, the diameter and
therefore the rotational speed of the corre-
sponding wheel change. This is detected and
The status is displayed.
reported as a flat tire.
Initialization
Functional requirement
The initialization process adopts the set infla-
The system must have been initialized while the
tion tire pressures as reference values for the
tire inflation pressure was correct; otherwise,
detection of a flat tire. Initialization is started by
reliable signaling of a flat tire is not ensured.
confirming the inflation pressures.
Each time a tire inflation pressure has been
Do not initialize the system when driving with
corrected or a wheel or tire has been changed,
snow chains.
reinitialize the system.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
System limitations
3. "Reset"
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
external influences cannot be indicated in
advance.<
The system will not detect a natural, uniform
pressure loss in all four tires. Therefore, check
the tire inflation pressure regularly.
In the following situations, the system could be
delayed or malfunction:
> System has not been initialized
> Driving on snowy or slippery road surface
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
> Performance-oriented style of driving: slip
5. Start the initialization by selecting "Reset".
in the drive wheels, high lateral acceleration
6. Start driving.
> Snow chains are attached
The initialization is completed during driv-
ing, which can be interrupted at any time.
Status display
When driving resumes, the initialization is con-
The current status of the Flat Tire Monitor can
tinued automatically.<
be displayed on the Control Display, e.g.
whether or not the FTM is active.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
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Indication of a flat tire
Adapt your driving style accordingly. Avoid
turning abruptly and driving over obstacles
The warning lamps come on in yellow
such as curbs, potholes, etc.
and red. A message appears on the
Control Display. In addition, a signal
Since the possible driving distance depends to
sounds. There is a flat tire or a major
a considerable degree on the strain exerted on
loss in tire pressure.
the vehicle while driving, it can be shorter or,
with a gentle driving style, can also be longer,
1. Reduce speed and stop the vehicle with
depending on the speed, road condition, out-
caution. Avoid sudden braking and steering
side temperature, vehicle load, etc.
maneuvers.
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
tires, do not continue driving; continuing
When there is a tire pressure loss, the handling
to drive can result in serious accidents.<
characteristics change, e.g. there will be
When a flat tire is reported, the Dynamic Stabil-
reduced directional stability during braking,
ity Control DSC is activated.
braking distances will be longer, and self-
steering response will change.<
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate final failure of the tire. Reduce
Run-flat tires
your speed and bring the vehicle to a stop; oth-
With a damaged tire, is possible to continue
erwise, tire components may become
driving at speeds of up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
detached, which could result in an accident. Do
When driving with a damaged tire:
not continue driving; instead, contact your
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering
BMW center.<
maneuvers.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
3. At the next opportunity, check the inflation
pressure in all four tires.
The concept
If the inflation pressure in all four tires is cor-
Check the inflation pressure in the four installed
rect, the Flat Tire Monitor might not have
tires. The system notifies you if there is a signif-
been initialized. The system must then be
icant loss of pressure in one or more tires.
initialized.
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
Functional requirement
tire pressure:
The system must have been reset while the
The distance it is possible to drive with a flat tire
inflation pressure was correct; otherwise, reli-
depends on the load and the stress on the
able signaling of a flat tire is not ensured.
vehicle while driving.
Always use wheels with TPM electronics to
With an average load, it may be possible to drive
ensure that the system will operate properly.
for approx. 50 miles/80 km.
Each time a tire inflation pressure has been
corrected or a wheel or tire has been changed,
When driving with damaged tires, the handling
reset the system.
characteristics change, e.g. the vehicle will skid
sooner when braking, braking distances will be
longer, or self-steering response will change.
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System limitations
Green wheels
Sudden serious tire damage caused by
The inflation pressure corresponds to the
external influences cannot be indicated in
desired state.
advance.<
"TPM active" appears in the Control Display.
The system does not function correctly if it has
not been reset. For example, a flat tire may be
One wheel yellow
indicated even though the tire inflation pres-
There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire pres-
sures are correct.
sure in the indicated tire.
The system is inactive and cannot indicate a flat
tire:
All wheels yellow
> When a wheel without TPM electronics is
> There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire
installed.
pressure in several tires.
> Interference with TPM by other systems or
> The system was not reset after a wheel
devices with the same transmission
change and thus issues a warning based on
frequency.
the inflation pressures initialized last.
Status display
Gray wheels
The current status of the Tire Pressure Monitor
The system cannot detect a puncture.
TPM can be displayed on the Control Display,
Reasons for this may be:
e.g., whether or not the TPM is active.
> TPM is being reset.
1. "Vehicle Info"
> Interference from systems or devices that
2. "Vehicle status"
use the same radio frequency.
3. "Tire Pressure Monitor - TPM"
> Malfunction.
Resetting the system
Each time a tire inflation pressure has been cor-
rected or a wheel or tire has been changed,
reset the system.
1. "Vehicle Info"
2. "Vehicle status"
3. "Reset"
The status is displayed.
Status indicator on the Control Display
The color of the tires represents the status of
the tires and the system.
A change in the tire inflation pressure during
driving is taken into account.
A correction is only required when this is
indicated by the TPM.
4. Start the engine - do not drive away.
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5. Reset the inflation pressure by selecting
1. Avoid sudden braking and steering
"Reset".
maneuvers.
6. Start driving.
2. Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
The tires are shown in gray and "Resetting
3. At the next opportunity, check the inflation
TPM..." is displayed.
pressure in all four tires.
After driving a few minutes, the set inflation
If the inflation pressure is correct in all four
pressures in the tires are accepted as the target
tires, then the Tire Pressure Monitor may
values to be monitored. The resetting process
not have been reset. The system must then
is completed automatically as you drive. On the
be reset.
Control Display, the wheels are shown in green
Possible driving distance with complete loss of
and "Status: TPM active" is displayed.
tire pressure:
The trip can be interrupted at any time. When
The distance it is possible to drive with a flat tire
driving resumes, resetting continues automati-
depends on the load and the stress on the vehi-
cally.
cle while driving.
If a flat tire is detected while the system is
With an average load, it may be possible to drive
resetting, all tires on the Control Display
for approx. 50 miles/80 km.
are displayed in yellow. The message "Low
tire!" is displayed.<
When driving with damaged tires, the handling
characteristics change, e.g. the vehicle will skid
Message for low tire inflation pressure
sooner when braking, braking distances will be
longer, or self-steering response will change.
The warning lamps light up in yellow
Adapt your driving style accordingly. Avoid
and red. A message appears on the
turning abruptly and driving over obstacles
Control Display. In addition, a signal
such as curbs, potholes, etc.
sounds.
Since the possible driving distance depends to
> There is a flat tire or substantial loss of tire
a considerable degree on the strain exerted on
pressure in the indicated wheel.
the vehicle while driving, it can be shorter or,
> The system was not reset after a wheel
with a gentle driving style, can also be longer,
change and thus issues a warning based on
depending on the speed, road condition, out-
the inflation pressures initialized last.
side temperature, vehicle load, etc.
Reduce speed and stop the vehicle with
Drive cautiously and do not exceed a
caution. Avoid sudden braking and steering
speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.
maneuvers.
When there is a tire pressure loss, the handling
If the vehicle is not equipped with run-flat
characteristics change, e.g. there will be
tires, do not continue driving; continuing
reduced directional stability during braking,
to drive can result in serious accidents.<
braking distances will be longer, and self-steer-
When a low tire pressure is reported, the
ing response will change.<
Dynamic Stability Control DSC is activated.
Vibrations or loud noises while driving can
indicate complete failure of the tire.
Actions in the event of a flat tire
Reduce your speed and bring the vehicle to a
stop; otherwise, tire components may become
Run-flat tires
detached, which could result in an accident. Do
You can continue driving with a damaged tire at
not continue driving; instead, contact your
speeds up to 50 mph/80 km/h.
BMW center.<
When driving with a damaged tire:
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Message for unsuccessful system
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. If
reset
your vehicle has tires of a different size than the
size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire infla-
Yellow warning lamp lights up. A
tion pressure label, you should determine the
message appears on the Control
proper tire inflation pressure for those tires. As
Display.
an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
The system has detected a wheel change, but
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring sys-
was not reset. A reliable warning is not possible
tem, TPMS, that illuminates a low tire pressure
at the current inflation pressures.
telltale when one or more of your tires are signif-
Check the tire inflation pressure and reset the
icantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the
system, refer to page 93.
low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should
stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
Malfunction
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
The small warning lamp flashes in
on a significantly underinflated tire causes the
yellow and then lights up continu-
tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
ously; the large warning lamp lights
Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and
up in yellow. The tires appear in gray
tire tread life and may affect the vehicle's han-
in the Control Display. No punctures can be
dling and stopping ability. Please note that the
detected.
TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire mainte-
Display in the following situations:
nance, and it is the driver's responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if underin-
> A wheel without TPM electronics has been
flation has not reached the level to trigger illumi-
installed:
nation of the TPMS low tire pressure indicator.
Have it checked by your BMW center.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined
> Malfunction
with the low tire pressure telltale. When the sys-
Have the system checked
tem detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash
> Tire Pressure Monitor was unable to
for approximately one minute and then remain
complete the resetting process. Reset the
continuously lit. This sequence will continue
system again.
upon subsequent vehicle startups as long as
The small warning lamp flashes in
the malfunction exists. When the malfunction
yellow and then lights up continu-
indicator is illuminated, the system may not be
ously; the large warning lamp lights
able to detect or signal low tire pressure as
up in yellow. The tires appear in gray
intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a
in the Control Display.
variety of reasons, including the installation of
replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the
Display in the following situations:
vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning
Interference from systems or devices that use
properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction
the same radio frequency. The system auto-
telltale after replacing one or more tires or
matically becomes active again when the vehi-
wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the
cle moves out of the interference zone.
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow
the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Declaration according to NHTSA/
FMVSS 138
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Each tire should be checked monthly when cold
and inflated to the inflation pressure recom-
mended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
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