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Wheels and tires Mobility
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
Tire condition
based on straight-ahead braking traction
Inspect your tires frequently for tread wear,
tests, and does not include acceleration,
signs of damage and for foreign objects lodged
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
in the tread. Check the tread depth.
characteristics.<
Minimum tread depth
Temperature
The tread depth should not drop below 0.12 in/
The temperature grades are A, the highest, B,
3 mm, although, for example, European legisla-
and C, representing the tire's resistance to the
tion only specifies a minimum tread depth of
generation of heat and its ability to dissipate
0.063 in/1.6 mm. At tread depths below 0.12 in/
heat when tested under controlled conditions
3 mm there is an increased risk of high-speed
on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
hydroplaning, even when only small amounts of
Sustained high temperature can cause the
water are present on the road surface.
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce
When winter tires wear down past a tread depth
tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to
of 0.16 in/4 mm, they become perceptibly less
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to
suitable for winter conditions. In the interest of
a level of performance which all passenger car
safety, new tires should be installed.
tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehi-
cle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A
represent higher levels of performance on the
laboratory test wheel than the minimum
required by law.
The temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is properly
inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive loading, either
separately or in combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.<
Wear indicators in the base of the tread groove
are distributed around the tire's circumference;
RSC - run-flat tires
the letters TWI, for Tread Wear Indicator, on the
You will recognize run-flat tires by a circular
tire's sidewalls identify tires that incorporate
symbol containing the letters RSC on the side
these wear indicators. Once the tire tread has
of the tire, refer to page 230.
worn down to the wear indicators, the tire has
worn to a depth of 0.063 in/1.6 mm.
M+S
Winter and all-season tires.
Wheel/tire damage
These have better winter properties than
Driving over rough or damaged road surfaces,
summer tires.
as well as debris, curbs and other obstacles can
cause serious damage to wheels, tires, and sus-
XL
pension parts. This is more likely to occur with
Designation for specially reinforced tires.
low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning
between the wheel and the road. Be careful to
avoid road hazards and reduce your speed,
especially if your vehicle is equipped with low-
profile tires.
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Mobility Wheels and tires
Unusual vibrations encountered during normal
Correct wheels and tires
vehicle operation can indicate tire failure or
When mounting new tires or changing over
some other vehicle defect. This can, for exam-
from summer to winter tires and vice versa,
ple, be caused by driving over curbs. The same
mount run-flat tires for your own safety. In the
applies to any other abnormal road behavior,
event of a flat, no spare wheel is available. Your
such as pulling severely to the right or left.
BMW center will be glad to advise you.
In these cases, reduce speed immedi-
BMW recommends that you use only
ately and have wheels and tires thor-
wheel and tire combinations that BMW
oughly checked. To do so, drive carefully to the
has tested and approved for your particular
nearest BMW center or tire dealer. If necessary,
vehicle. Variations in factors such as manufac-
have the vehicle towed there.
turing tolerances mean that even wheels and
Otherwise, tire damage can pose a lethal hazard
tires with identical official size ratings could
to vehicle occupants and other road users.<
actually have different dimensions, which could
lead to body contact and thus to severe acci-
Tire age
dents. If non-approved wheels and tires are
For various reasons, such as the development
used, BMW cannot evaluate their suitability,
of brittleness, BMW recommends tire replace-
and therefore cannot guarantee their driving
ment after no more than 6 years, regardless of
safety.<
the actual wear of the tires.
You can inquire about the right wheel/tire
The manufacturing date of tires is contained in
combination at your BMW center.
the tire coding:
The correct combination of wheels and tires is
DOT ... 1013 means that the tire was manufac-
also necessary to ensure reliable operation of
tured in week 10 of 2013.
various vehicle systems such as ABS, DSC or
FTM.
To maintain good handling and vehicle
New wheels and tires
response, use only tires of a single brand and
Have new wheels and tires mounted only
tread configuration. After a tire has been
by your BMW center or by a tire dealer. If
damaged, mount the previous wheel and tire
this work is not carried out properly, there is a
combination again as soon as possible.
danger of subsequent damage and related
safety hazards. Make sure that the new wheels
Wheels with Tire Pressure Monitor
are balanced.<
TPM electronics
When mounting new tires or changing over
Retreaded tires
from summer to winter tires, or vice versa, only
BMW recommends that you do not use
use wheels with TPM electronics; otherwise,
retreaded tires, since driving safety may
the Tire Pressure Monitor may not be able to
be impaired. The causes for this include poten-
detect a puncture, refer to page 94. Your BMW
tially different tire casing structures and often
center will be glad to advise you.
wide variations in tire age, which can result in a
limited service life.<
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Wheels and tires Mobility
Recommended tire brands
Swapping wheels between axles
BMW advises against swapping wheels
between the front and rear axles, even if all tires
have the same size, as this could impair driving
characteristics. If the tires are of mixed sizes,
swapping wheels between the axles is not
permissible.
Run-flat tires
Certain makes of tire are recommended by
BMW for each tire size. They are marked with a
clearly visible BMW designation on the sidewall
of the tire.
When properly used, these tires meet the high-
est standards in terms of safety and handling
characteristics.
Special characteristics of winter tires
BMW recommends winter tires for driving on
The symbol identifying run-flat tires is a circle
winter roads or at temperatures below +457/
with the letters RSC on the sidewall.
+76. Although all-season M+S tires provide
Run-flat tires comprise a conditionally self-
better winter traction than summer tires, they
supporting tire and a special rim. The reinforce-
generally fail to provide the same levels of cold-
ment in the sidewalls ensures that the tire can
weather performance as winter tires.
continue to be used subject to certain restric-
tions, even if depressurized.
Pay attention to speed
For information on continuing to drive with a flat
Always comply with the speed limit for the
tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire on page 92.
winter tires mounted on your car; failure
to do so could result in tire damage and
accidents.<
Snow chains
If the car is capable of speeds higher than that
Only certain fine-link snow chains have been
permitted for the winter tires, a label stating the
tested by BMW, classified as safe for use and
maximum permitted speed for the mounted
recommended. Consult your BMW center for
tires must be displayed in your field of view.
more information. Snow chains must be
Specialist tire dealers and your BMW center
mounted in pairs and on the rear wheels only.
can supply these labels.
Observe the manufacturer's instructions when
mounting snow chains. Do not exceed a speed
Storage
of 30 mph/50 km/h with chains.
Store wheels and tires in a cool, dry place with
Do not initialize the Flat Tire Monitor if
as little exposure to light as possible. Always
snow chains are mounted; otherwise, the
protect tires against all contact with oil, grease
instrument might issue an incorrect reading.
and fuels.
When driving with snow chains, you may find it
Do not exceed the maximum tire inflation
helpful to activate DTC temporarily, refer to
pressure indicated on the sidewall of the tire.
page 89.<
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Mobility Engine compartment
Engine compartment
tions will be given of some equipment that may
Vehicle equipment
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
In this chapter, all production, country, and
the special options or national-market version
optional equipment that is offered in the model
selected. This also applies to safety related
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
functions and systems.
Important parts of the engine compartment
1
Expansion tank for coolant, refer to
Hood
page 235
Do not work on the car unless you pos-
2
Washer fluid filler neck for headlamp clean-
sess the necessary technical knowledge.
ing system and window washer system,
If you are not familiar with the regulations to be
refer to page 72
followed, have the necessary work on the vehi-
3
Jump-starting connection, refer to
cle carried out only by your BMW center; if this
page 251
work is not carried out properly, there is a dan-
4
Fluid filler neck for engine oil, refer to
ger of subsequent damage and related safety
Adding engine oil, page 235
hazards.<
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Engine compartment Mobility
Releasing
Make sure that the closing path of the
hood is clear; otherwise, injuries may
result.
If you see any signs while driving your vehicle
that the hood is not completely closed, stop at
once and close it securely.<
Engine oil
General information
Pull the lever.
The engine oil consumption is dependent on
driving style and operating conditions; for
Opening
example, the engine oil consumption is signifi-
cantly higher with a very sporty driving style.
For this reason, regularly check the oil level
after each time you refuel.
Checking oil level
Your car is equipped with an electronic oil-level
monitor.
For precise measurement and display of the oil
level, the engine must be at operating tempera-
To avoid damage, make sure that the
ture, i.e. following at least 6.2 miles/10 km of
wiper arms are against the windshield
uninterrupted driving. You can have the oil level
before you open the engine compartment. Do
displayed while you are driving, or while the
not open the engine hood before the engine has
vehicle is at a standstill on a level surface and
cooled down; otherwise, injuries may result.<
the engine is running.
Press the release handle and open the hood.
Display in the instrument cluster
Closing
1. Push button 1 in the turn signal/high beam
Close the hood from a height of approx. 16 in/
lever up or down repeatedly until the appro-
40 cm with momentum. It must be clearly heard
priate symbol is shown in the display,
to engage.
accompanied by the word "OIL".
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Mobility Engine compartment
2. Press button 2.
Display via iDrive
The oil level is checked and the reading
1. "Vehicle Info"
displayed.
2. "Vehicle status"
Possible displays
3. "Engine oil level"
1
Oil level OK
Possible messages
2
Oil level is being checked.
> "Engine oil level OK"
This can take about 3 minutes if the car is at
> "Measurement not possible at this time."
a standstill on a level surface, or about
5 minutes while the car is on the move.
> "Measuring engine oil level...":
This can take about 3 minutes if the car is at
3
Oil level down to minimum:
a standstill on a level surface and the engine
Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no
is running, and about 5 minutes while the
more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to
car is moving.
Adding engine oil on page 235.
If engine oil was added, it may take up to
4
Oil level is too high.
30 minutes to obtain an oil level reading.
Too much oil will harm the engine.
> "Engine oil level below minimum. Add 1
Have the vehicle checked without
quart!"
delay.<
Add engine oil as soon as possible, but no
5
The oil level sensor is defective.
more than 1 US quart/1 liter, refer also to
Do not add engine oil. You can continue
Adding engine oil below.
your journey. Note the newly calculated dis-
If the oil level is below the minimum value,
tance remaining to the next oil service, refer
add engine oil immediately to avoid engine
to page 237. Have the system checked as
damage.
soon as possible.
> "Engine oil level too high! Have this
checked.":
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Engine compartment Mobility
Have the vehicle checked immedi-
The engine oil quality is critical for the life of the
ately; otherwise, the excess oil may
engine.
lead to engine damage.<
Some oil grades may not be available in all
> "Measurement inactive. Have this
countries.
checked.":
Do not add engine oil. Before continuing to
Approved oil grades
drive, note the recalculated remaining mile-
Gasoline engine
age until the next oil change service, refer to
Service requirements on page 80. Have the
BMW High Performance SAE 5W-30
system checked as soon as possible.
BMW Longlife-01
BMW Longlife-01 FE
Adding engine oil
Additional information about approved oil
grades is available at your BMW center.
Alternative oil types
If approved oils are not available, you can add
quantities of up to 1 US quart/1 liter of an oil
with one of the following specifications:
Gasoline engine
Do not add 1 US quart/1 liter of engine oil until a
API SM or higher
corresponding message is shown on the
Control Display.
Oil change
Add oil within the next 125 miles/200 km;
Oil changes should only be performed by a
otherwise, the engine could be
BMW center.
damaged.<
If the engine oil is too high, have the
vehicle checked immediately; failure to do
so may result in engine damage.<
Coolant
Keep oils, greases, etc. out of the reach of
children and comply with the relevant
Coolant consists of half water and half additive.
warnings on the containers. Otherwise, health
Not all commercially available additives are suit-
hazards may result.<
able for your BMW. Ask your BMW center about
suitable additives.
Oil grades to add
Only use suitable additives; otherwise,
Do not use oil additives as this could
engine damage may result. Because
result in engine damage.<
additives are harmful to your health, it is
When selecting an engine oil, make sure
important to follow the instructions on the
to use one from the SAE viscosity classes
containers.<
0W-40, 0W-30, 5W-40 or 5W-30; failure to
Comply with the appropriate environ-
do so may result in malfunctions or engine
mental protection regulations when
damage.<
disposing of coolant additives.<
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Mobility Engine compartment
Coolant temperature
If the coolant and therefore the engine over-
heats, a warning lamp lights up. A message
appears on the Control Display.
Checking coolant level
Do not add coolant to the cooling system
when the engine is hot. Escaping coolant
can cause burns.<
1. Do not open the engine hood before the
engine has cooled down.
2. Turn the cap of the expansion tank a little
counterclockwise to allow any accumulated
pressure to escape, then continue turning
to open.
3. The level indicator 1 in the coolant filler
neck indicates the level of coolant. The
coolant level is correct when it is between
the arrows of the respective inscription on
the reservoir 2.
4. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to
the specified level; do not overfill.
5. Turn the cap until there is an audible click.
6. Have the reason for the coolant loss
eliminated as soon as possible.
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Maintenance Mobility
Maintenance
> Engine oil
Vehicle equipment
> Brake pads: separately for front and rear
In this chapter, all production, country, and
optional equipment that is offered in the model
> Brake fluid
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
> Vehicle check
tions will be given of some equipment that may
> Legally mandated inspections depending
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
on local regulations
the special options or national-market version
selected. This also applies to safety related
Service data in the remote control
functions and systems.
Your vehicle continuously stores service-
requirement information in the remote control
while you are driving. Your dealership Service
BMW Maintenance System
Advisor can read out this data from the remote
control unit, and propose an optimized mainte-
nance approach. Whenever you take your car in
for servicing you should therefore give your
dealership Service Advisor the remote control
unit that you last used.
Make sure that the date is always set
correctly, refer to page 84; otherwise, the
effectiveness of Condition Based Service CBS
is not assured.<
The BMW Maintenance System advises you of
Service and Warranty Information
necessary maintenance measures and helps
Booklet for US models and Warranty
you maintain the traffic and operating safety of
and Service Guide Booklet for
the vehicle.
Canadian models
Please consult your Service and Warranty Infor-
Condition Based Service CBS
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty
Sensors and special algorithms take the differ-
and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
ent driving conditions of your BMW into
for additional information on service require-
account. Condition Based Service uses this to
ments.
determine the current and future service
BMW recommends that you have service
requirements. By letting you define a service
and repair operations performed at your
and maintenance regimen that reflects your
BMW center.
own individual requirements, the system builds
Take the time to ensure that these service pro-
the basis for trouble-free driving.
cedures are confirmed by entries in your vehi-
On the Control Display, you can have the
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
remaining times or distances for selected main-
for US models and Warranty and Service Guide
tenance tasks and any legally prescribed dates
Booklet for Canadian models. These entries
displayed, refer to page 80:
verify that your vehicle has received the speci-
fied regular maintenance.<
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Mobility Maintenance
Socket for Onboard
Emissions
Diagnosis OBD
The warning lamp lights up:
The vehicle is producing higher emis-
The socket for onboard diagnosis should
sions. The trip can be continued. Have
only be used by your BMW center or at a
the car checked as soon as possible.
workshop that works according to BMW repair
procedures with correspondingly trained per-
Canadian models display this warning
sonnel and by otherwise authorized personnel;
lamp.
otherwise, use can result in malfunctioning of
The lamp flashes under certain condi-
the vehicle.<
tions. This indicates excessive misfiring in the
Coupe:
engine. If this happens, you should reduce your
speed and visit your nearest BMW center as
soon as possible. Severe engine misfiring can
quickly lead to serious damage of emissions-
related components, especially the catalytic
converter.
The warning lamp lights up if the fuel
cap is not properly tightened and the
OBD system assumes that fuel vapor
is escaping. Make sure that the fuel cap is cor-
rectly positioned and close it until it audibly
Convertible:
clicks.
On the driver's side is an OBD socket for check-
ing components relevant to the composition of
the vehicle's emissions.
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Care Mobility
Care
Vehicle equipment
Automatic car washes
In this chapter, all production, country, and
Notes
optional equipment that is offered in the model
In car washes with high pressures and
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
nozzle positions, water may drip into the
tions will be given of some equipment that may
vehicle around the windows.<
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
the special options or national-market version
Please note the following:
selected. This also applies to safety related
> Give preference to car washes that use
functions and systems.
cloth or soft brushes in order to avoid paint
damage.
> Wheels and tires must not be damaged by
Washing the vehicle
transport devices.
> Fold in exterior mirror, refer to page 55; oth-
Notes
erwise, they can be damaged due to the
When using steam cleaners or high-pres-
width of the vehicle.
sure cleaning jets, make sure to maintain
> Deactivate the rain sensor, refer to page 72,
a sufficient distance and stay below a maximum
to prevent undesired wiper operation.
temperature of 1407/606.
> In the convertible, do not treat the top with
Too close a distance, too high a pressure, or too
wax. Ensure that a program is available that
high a temperature may cause damage or
does not apply wax or is designed specifi-
preliminary damage that can then lead to long-
cally for Convertibles.
term damage.
Follow the operating instructions for the steam
> Move rear wiper into its wiper park position,
jet or high-pressure washer.<
deactivate it, and protect it from damage.
Ask the car wash operator about suitable
When using high-pressure washers, do
protective measures.
not spray the sensors, e.g. of the Park
Distance Control, for an extended period and
> Remove additional add-on parts, e.g. spoil-
maintain a distance of at least 1 ft/30 cm from
ers or phone antennas, if they could be
them.<
damaged.
Regularly remove foreign objects, e.g. leaves, in
> Unscrew the rod antenna.
the vicinity of the windshield when the hood is
> Leave the remote control in the ignition
open.
lock.
Wash the vehicle more frequently, particularly
Avoid car washes with guide rail heights
in winter.
over 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, there is the
Heavy soiling and road salt can lead to vehicle
danger of damaging chassis parts.<
damage.
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Mobility Care
Driving into an automatic car wash
After washing the vehicle
Perform the following steps to ensure that the
After washing the vehicle, apply the
vehicle can roll:
brakes briefly to dry them; otherwise,
water can reduce braking efficiency over the
Manual transmission:
short term and the brake discs can corrode.<
1. Shift into neutral.
Remove residues on the windows completely in
2. Release parking brake, refer to page 63.
order to prevent impaired vision due to smear
3. Switch off the engine.
formation and to reduce wiper noise and wiper
4. Leave the remote control in the ignition
blade wear.
lock.
Automatic transmission:
Vehicle care
1. Insert the remote control into the ignition
lock, even with Comfort Access.
Care products
2. Shift selector lever into position N.
BMW recommends using BMW cleaning and
3. Release parking brake, refer to page 63.
care products since they have been tested and
4. Switch off the engine.
approved for this purpose.
5. Leave the remote control in the ignition
Follow the instructions on the packaging.
lock.
When cleaning inside the vehicle, always
open the doors and windows. Only use prod-
Sport automatic transmission with double
ucts designed for cleaning vehicles. Cleaning
clutch:
agents can contain substances that are danger-
1. Insert the remote control into the ignition
ous or hazardous to your health.<
lock, even with Comfort Access.
2. Shift selector lever into position N.
Vehicle paintwork
3. Release parking brake, refer to page 63.
Regular care contributes to driving safety and
4. Switch off the engine.
value retention. Environmental influences in
regions with elevated levels of air pollution or
5. Leave the remote control in the ignition
natural contaminants such as tree sap or pollen
lock.
can impact vehicle paintwork. The frequency
The transmission is switched into position P:
and scope of car care should be adapted
> Automatically after approx. 30 minutes
accordingly.
> If you remove the infrared remote control
Immediately remove particularly corrosive sub-
from the ignition lock
stances such as spilled fuel, oil, grease, or bird
droppings to prevent damage to the paintwork.
Headlamps
Do not rub them dry and do not use abrasive or
Leather care
corrosive cleaning agents.
Frequently remove dust from the leather using
a cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Loosen dirt, e.g. insects, with shampoo and
rinse away with water.
Otherwise, dust and road grit in the pores and
folds of the leather will otherwise have an abra-
Thaw ice with a de-icer and do not use an ice
sive effect, resulting in increased wear and
scraper.
causing the leather surface to become brittle
prematurely.
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Care Mobility
In order to prevent staining, e.g due to clothing,
Rubber parts
clean the leather approximately every two
Treat only with water or rubber care products.
months.
Do not use silicon-containing care products on
Clean light-colored leather more frequently as it
rubber seals; otherwise, noise and damage
shows dust and dirt more noticeably.
could occur.
Use BMW Premium Leather Care since dirt and
grease will otherwise slowly affect the protec-
Fine wood parts
tive layer of the leather.
Clean fine wood trim and fine wood parts only
Suitable care products are available at your
with a damp cloth. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
BMW center.
Plastic parts
Upholstery care
These include:
Regularly vacuum with a vacuum cleaner.
> Imitation leather surfaces
To remove severe spots such as beverage
> Roofliner
stains, use a soft sponge or lint-free microfiber
> Lamp glasses
cloth and suitable interior cleaners.
> Display pane of instrument cluster
Clean the upholstery down to the seams using a
sweeping motion. Avoid strong rubbing.
> Parts spray painted matte black
Opened Velcro fasteners on pants or
> Painted parts in the passenger
other articles of clothing can damage the
compartment
seat covers. Ensure that Velcro fasteners are
Use a microfibre cloth for cleaning.
closed.<
Moisten the cloth slightly with water.
Do not soak the roofliner.
Care of special parts
Do not use any cleaners that contain alco-
Light-alloy wheels
hol or solvents such as lacquer thinner,
cold cleaning agents, fuel, and the like; other-
When cleaning on the vehicle, use only neutral
wise, you may damage the surfaces.<
rim cleaner with a pH value of 5 to 9. Do not use
coarse cleansers and do not use steam clean-
Safety belts
ers at temperatures greater than 1407/606.
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and
thus have a negative impact on safety.
Aggressive, acid-containing, or strongly alka-
line cleaning agents can destroy the protective
Do not clean chemically, as this may
coating of nearby components such as the
destroy the webbing.<
brake discs.
Only clean with a mild soap solution in the
installed state.
Chrome look surfaces
Only reel in seat belts when they are dry.
Carefully clean vehicle parts such as the radia-
tor grill or door handles with copious quantities
of water and possibly a shampoo additive, par-
ticularly when roads are treated with deicing
salt.
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Mobility Care
Carpet and floor mats
Convertible top care
Keep floor mats, carpet, and other objects
The appearance and service life of the convert-
out of the movement range of the pedals;
ible top largely depends on its proper care and
otherwise, they may inhibit the function of the
operation.
pedals during driving.
Please follow these instructions:
Do not place additional floor mats onto an
> Never attempt to fold and stow the convert-
existing one or onto other objects.
ible top in the convertible compartment
Only use floor mats that have been approved for
when the top is wet or frozen. Otherwise,
the vehicle and can be appropriately fastened.
water stains, mildew, and chafe marks may
Make sure that the floor mats are securely fas-
occur.
tened again after they have been removed, e.g.
for cleaning.<
> If water spots occur on the inside headliner
despite precautions, remove them using a
Floor mats can be removed for the cleaning of
microfiber cloth and interior cleaner.
the passenger compartment.
> If the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area
When inserting the floor mats, secure them
for a longer period of time, make sure that
again to prevent slippage.
there is sufficient ventilation.
When carpets are heavily soiled, clean with a
> Remove any bird droppings immediately,
microfibre cloth and water or textile cleaner.
since they have corrosive properties which
When doing so, rub back and forth in the direc-
will corrode the convertible top and damage
tion of travel; otherwise, the carpet may
the rubber seals.
become matted.
To remove stains from the convertible
top, do not use stain removers, paint thin-
Sensors/cameras
ners, solvents, benzine or similar substances.
Use a microfibre cloth moistened with some
These cleaners may damage the rubber seals.
glass cleaner for cleaning sensors or cameras.
The improper care or cleaning methods may
cause the convertible top and its seams to
Displays/screens
leak.<
Use an antistatic microfibre cloth for cleaning
To remove heavy soiling, use a special convert-
displays.
ible top cleaner.
Do not use chemical or abrasive house-
Always read and follow the manufacturer's
hold cleaning agents. Keep all types of
instructions.
fluid and moisture away from the device. Other-
After washing the convertible top three to five
wise, surfaces or electrical components may be
times, treat it with an impregnating agent.
corroded or damaged. When cleaning, avoid
excessive pressure and do not use abrasive
Vehicle storage
materials; otherwise, you may damage them.<
Your BMW center will be happy to advise you on
preparatory steps for parking the vehicle for
more than three months.
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Vehicle equipment
Lamps and bulbs
In this chapter, all production, country, and
Lamps and bulbs make an essential contribu-
optional equipment that is offered in the model
tion to vehicle safety. They should, therefore,
range is described. For this reason, descrip-
be handled carefully. BMW recommends hav-
tions will be given of some equipment that may
ing your BMW center perform any work that you
not be available in a vehicle, for example due to
do not feel competent to perform yourself or
the special options or national-market version
that is not described here.
selected. This also applies to safety related
Never touch the glass of new bulbs with
functions and systems.
your bare fingers, as even minute
amounts of contamination will burn into the
bulb's surface and reduce its service life. Use a
Onboard vehicle tool kit
clean tissue, cloth or something similar, or hold
the bulb by its base.<
The onboard vehicle tool kit is stored below the
floor mat in the trunk.
Replacement bulb sets are available at your
BMW center.
Only change bulbs while they are cool to
Wiper blades
the touch; otherwise, you could suffer
burns.<
When working on electrical systems,
always begin by switching off the con-
sumer in question; otherwise, short-circuits
could result. To avoid possible injury or equip-
ment damage when replacing bulbs, observe
any instructions provided by the bulb manufac-
turer.<
To replace lamps not described here,
please contact your BMW center.<
1. Fold out the wiper arm and hold it.
2. Press together the locking spring, arrows 1,
Light-emitting diodes LED
and fold out the wiper blade, arrow 2.
Light-emitting diodes installed behind translu-
3. Take the wiper blade out of the catch mech-
cent lenses serve as the light sources for many
anism, pulling the blade toward the front.
of the controls and displays in your vehicle.
These light-emitting diodes, which operate
To avoid damage, make sure that the
using a concept similar to that applied in con-
wiper arms are against the windshield
ventional lasers, are officially designated as
before you open the hood.<
Class 1 light-emitting diodes.
Do not remove the covers or expose the
eyes directly to the unfiltered light source
for several hours; otherwise, this could cause
irritation of the retina.<
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Headlight lenses
Halogen headlamps
In cool or humid weather, condensation may
form on the interior of outside lamps. The con-
Halogen low beams and high beams
densation will disappear after a short time when
H7 bulb, 55 watts
driving with the headlamps switched on. The
Always wear gloves and eye protection;
headlamp glasses do not need to be changed.
the atmosphere within the H7 bulb is
If the headlamps do not defrost despite driving
pressurized. Otherwise, there is a risk of injury if
with the headlamps switched on, and additional
the bulb is damaged.<
moisture builds up, for example water droplets
in the lamps, have them checked by your BMW
center.
Xenon lamps
These bulbs have a very long service life and are
highly unlikely to fail. If a xenon lamp fails never-
theless, switch on the fog lamps and continue
the journey with great care, provided that local
legislation does not prohibit this.
The figure shows the right-hand headlamp.
Have all work on the xenon lamp system
performed only by your BMW center. Due
1
High beams
to high voltage, there is a risk of fatal injury if
2
Low-beam headlamps
work on the xenon lamps is carried out
1. Remove the headlamp cover.
improperly.<
2. Disconnect the plug from the lamp.
Removing the headlamp cover
3. Push the wire bracket to the side out of the
mounting, arrow 1, and fold it down,
1. Pull the wire brackets over the notches, see
arrow 2.
arrows, and fold to the side.
4. Remove the bulb.
5. Insert a new bulb with the notch at the top.
6. Fold up the wire bracket and engage it.
7. Connect the plug.
8. Attach the headlamp cover.
2. Fold away the headlamp cover.
Be careful when attaching the headlamp
cover and ensure that both wire brackets
are securely in place; otherwise, leaks could
occur and cause damage to the headlamp
system.<
Attach the headlamp cover in reverse order.
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Parking lamps, roadside parking lamps
Corner-illuminating lamps
W5W bulb, 5 watts
H3 bulb, 55 watts
1. Remove the headlamp cover.
The figure shows the right-hand headlamp.
1. Remove the top headlamp cover, using the
screwdriver to push the detent lugs to one
side.
The figure shows the right-hand headlamp.
2. Pull out the bulb holder.
3. Remove and replace the bulb.
2. Turn the bulb holder, see arrow, and
4. Reinsert the bulb holder.
remove it.
5. Attach the headlamp cover.
Xenon headlamps
Parking lamps, roadside parking
lamps, daytime running lights
H8 bulb, 35 watts
3. Slide the bulb out of the holder and pull off
the connector.
4. Replace the bulb and attach the connector.
5. Insert the bulb holder and turn it all the way
in the opposite direction.
6. Attach the headlamp cover.
The figure shows the right-hand headlamp.
1. Remove the headlamp cover.
2. Turn the bulb, see arrow, and remove it.
3. Pull off the connector and replace the bulb.
4. Attach the connector, insert the bulb and
turn it all the way in the opposite direction.
5. Attach the headlamp cover.
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Turn signals, front
2. While simultaneously lifting the retaining
tab, rotate bulb holder to the left and
PY21W bulb, 21 watts
remove.
The turn signal bulb can be changed via a cover
3. Remove lamp and replace it.
in the wheel arch.
To install, insert front end of the lamp and press
into place at the back.
Tail lamps with halogen headlamps
> Turn signal:
PY21W bulb, 21 watts
> Backup lamp:
W16W bulb, 16 watts
> Brake lamps:
P21W bulb, 21 watts
1.
Turn the respective wheel inwards.
> Brake Force Display lamp:
2.
Using a coin, turn both locks of the cover all
H21W bulb, 21 watts
the way to the left, arrows 1, and remove the
cover.
3.
Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove
it, arrow 2.
4.
Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while
turning it to the left for removal and
replacement.
5.
Insert the bulb holder and lock it by turning
it to the right.
6.
Attach the cover by positioning the bottom
1
Inner brake lamp/tail lamp
edge first and then turning both locks all the
way to the right.
2
Outer brake lamp/parking/tail lamp
3
Reflector
Side turn signals
4
Lateral reflector
W5W bulb, 5 watts
5
Turn signal
1. Press the rear edge of the lamp toward the
6
Backup lamp
front with your fingertip, arrow 1 and pivot it
7
Brake Force Display lamp/tail lamp
out, arrow 2.
Tail lamps with xenon headlamps
> Turn signal:
PY21W bulb, 21 watts
> Backup lamp:
W16W bulb, 16 watts
> Brake lamps:
P21W bulb, 21 watts
> Brake Force Display lamp:
H21W bulb, 21 watts
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4. Attach the bulb holder and turn it all the way
in the opposite direction.
5. Reattach the cover.
With Xenon headlamps, the parking/tail
lamp uses LED technology. After replac-
ing the bulb, ensure that the bulb holder is prop-
erly seated; otherwise, the roadside parking
lamp/tail lamp may not work.<
1
Roadside parking lamp and tail lamp LED
Inner brake lamp, turn signal, backup
lamp and Brake Force Display lamp
2
Inner brake lamp
3
Outer brake lamp
4
Reflector
5
Lateral reflector
6
Turn signal
7
Backup lamp
8
Brake Force Display lamp
Replacing tail lamps
The bulbs are integrated in a single bulb holder.
Outer brake lamp
1. Remove the cover from the panel of the
trunk.
2. Detach the bulb holder by pressing
together the clips, see arrows, and remove
it.
3. Brake lamps and turn signal: apply gentle
pressure to the bulb while turning it to the
left for removal and replacement.
4. Backup lamp: pull the bulb out of the socket
and replace it.
The outer brake lamp can be accessed through
5. Attach the bulb holder and let it snap into
a single socket.
place.
The figure shows the right side of the vehicle.
6. Reattach the cover.
1. Remove the cover from the panel of the
trunk.
License plate lamps, center brake
lamp, and parking/tail lamp
2. Turn the bulb holder to the left, see arrow,
and remove it.
These lamps use LED technology for operation.
If they malfunction, please contact your BMW
3. Apply gentle pressure to the bulb while
center.
turning it to the left for removal and
replacement.
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Changing wheels
Battery replacing
Only use vehicle batteries that have been
Your BMW is equipped with run-flat tires as
approved for your vehicle by the manu-
standard. This eliminates the need to change a
facturer; otherwise, the vehicle could be dam-
wheel immediately in the event of a puncture.
aged and systems or functions may not be fully
For information on continuing to drive with a
available.<
damaged tire, refer to Indication of a flat tire on
After a battery replacement, have the battery
page 92.
registered on the vehicle by your service center
The symbol identifying run-flat tires is a circle
to ensure that all comfort functions are fully
with the letters RSC on the sidewall, refer to
available.
New wheels and tires, page 230.
When mounting new tires or changing over
Charging the battery
from summer to winter tires and vice versa,
mount run-flat tires for your own safety. In the
Note
event of a flat, no spare wheel is available. Your
Do not connect battery chargers to the
BMW center will be glad to advise you. Refer
sockets installed in the vehicle at the
also to New wheels and tires, page 230.
factory; otherwise you may cause damage to
The tools for changing wheels are avail-
the battery.<
able as optional accessories from your
BMW center.<
General information
To guarantee the full service life of the battery,
Jack mounting points
ensure that the battery is always properly
charged.
It may be necessary to charge the battery in the
following situations:
> If frequent short trips are taken;
> If the vehicle is frequently parked for more
than a month.
Jump-starting terminals
Charge the battery via the connections in the
The jacking points are at the positions shown in
engine compartment only when the engine is
the illustration.
off. Connections, refer to Jump starting on
page 251.
Vehicle battery
Power failure
After a temporary power loss, the functioning of
Battery care
some equipment may be limited and require
The battery is 100% maintenance-free, the
reinitialization. Individual settings may likewise
electrolyte will last for the life of the battery
have been lost and will have to be programmed:
when the vehicle is operated in a temperate
> Time and date
climate. Your BMW center will be glad to advise
These values must be updated, refer to
in all matters concerning the battery.
page 82.
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> Radio
In the glove compartment
In some cases, stations may have to be
stored again, refer to page 160.
> Navigation system
Wait for the system to start, refer to
page 151.
> Glass roof
It may happen that the roof can only be
tilted. The system must be initialized.
Please contact your BMW center.
> Seat and mirror memory
Accessing the fuse box:
The positions must be stored again, refer to
1. Open the glove compartment.
page 54.
2. Remove the damper, arrow 1, from the
> Inside rearview mirror with digital compass
lower holder by applying forward pressure.
The system must be calibrated, refer to
3. Disengage the glove compartment by
page 114.
pressing on both tabs, arrows 2, and fold it
> Active steering
down.
The system automatically initializes itself
Plastic tweezers are located on the distributor
briefly during a trip. The system is deacti-
box.
vated during this time, refer to page 96.
Information on fuse assignment can be found
next to the distributor box.
Disposal of old battery
Spare fuses are available at your BMW center.
Have old batteries disposed of by your
BMW center or bring them to a recycling
After replacing a fuse, press the glove compart-
center. Maintain the battery in an upright
ment upward until it engages and reattach the
position for transport and storage. Always
damper.
secure the battery against tipping over during
transport.<
Fuses
Never attempt to repair a blown fuse and
do not replace a defective fuse with a
substitute of another color or amperage rating;
otherwise, this could lead to a circuit overload,
ultimately resulting in a fire in the vehicle.<
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