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  1. 1. ContentsOwners Manualfor Vehicle A to Z The Ultimate Driving Machine Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  2. 2. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  3. 3. M3 Owners Manual for Vehicle Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW M3. Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with enhanced control and security when you drive it. We therefore have this request: Please take the time to read this Owners Manual and familiarize yourself with the information that we have compiled for you before starting off in your new vehicle. It contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use and satisfaction from your BMW M3s unique range of technical features. The manual also contains information on maintenance designed to enhance operating safety and contribute to main- taining the value of your BMW M3 throughout an extended ser- vice life. This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Informa- tion Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. We wish you an enjoyable driving experience. BMW AGOnline Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  4. 4. © 2008 Bayerische Motoren WerkeAktiengesellschaftMunich, GermanyReprinting, including excerpts, only with thewritten consent of BMW AG, Munich.Order No. 01 41 0 014 960US English II/08Printed in GermanyPrinted on environmentally friendly paper,bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling. Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  5. 5. ContentsThe fastest way to find information on a partic- At a glanceular topic or item is by using the index, refer topage 156.Using this Owners Manual4 Notes6 Reporting safety defectsAt a glance10 CockpitControls18 Opening and closing Controls35 Adjustments44 Transporting children safely46 Driving59 Everything under control67 Technology for driving comfort and safety76 Lamps80 Climate84 Practical interior accessories Driving tipsDriving tips98 Things to remember when driving103 BMW M3 engineeringMobility108 Refueling110 Wheels and tires116 Under the hood121 Maintenance123 Care Mobility127 Replacing components135 Giving and receiving assistance140 Indicator and warning lampsReference152 Technical data156 Everything from A to Z Reference Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  6. 6. NotesNotes Using this Owners Manual Symbols used We have tried to make all the information in this Indicates precautions that must be fol- Owners Manual easy to find. The fastest way to lowed precisely in order to avoid the pos- find specific topics is to refer to the detailed sibility of personal injury and serious damage to index at the back of the manual. If you wish to the vehicle.< gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will Indicates information that will assist you find this in the first chapter. in gaining the optimum benefit from your Should you sell your BMW some day, please vehicle and enable you to care more effectively remember to hand over the Owners Manual as for your vehicle.< well; it is an important component of your vehi- Refers to measures that can be taken to cle. help protect the environment.< < Marks the end of a specific item of informa- Additional sources of information tion. Should you have any other questions, your * Indicates special equipment, country-spe- BMW center will be glad to advise you at any cific equipment and optional extras, as well as time. equipment and functions not yet available at the Information on BMW, e.g. on technical aspects, time of printing. can also be found on the Internet at www.bmwusa.com. Symbols on vehicle components Indicates that you should consult the rel- evant section of this Owners Manual for information on a particular part or assembly. 4 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  7. 7. The individual vehicle For your own safetyWhen you ordered your BMW, you chose vari- Maintenance and repairous items of equipment. This Owners Manualdescribes the entire array of options and equip- Advanced technology, e.g. the use of At a glancement available with a specific BMW model. modern materials and powerful electron- ics, requires specially adapted maintenancePlease bear in mind that the manual may con- and repair methods. You should therefore havetain information on accessories and equipment the corresponding work on your vehicle per-that you have not specified for your own vehicle. formed only by your BMW center or at a work-Sections describing options and special equip- shop that works according to BMW repair pro-ment are marked by asterisks * to assist you in cedures with correspondingly trainedidentifying possible differences between the personnel. If this work is not carried out prop-descriptions in this manual and your own vehi- erly, there is a danger of subsequent damagecles equipment. and related safety hazards.<If equipment in your BMW is not described inthis Owners Manual, please refer to the accom- Parts and accessories Controlspanying Supplementary Owners Manuals. For your own safety, use genuine parts and accessories approved by BMW. When you purchase accessories tested andEditorial notice approved by BMW and Original BMW Parts, youBMW pursues a policy of continuous, ongoing simultaneously acquire the assurance that theydevelopment that is conceived to ensure that have been thoroughly tested by BMW to ensureour vehicles continue to embody the highest optimum performance when installed on yourquality and safety standards combined with vehicle.advanced, state-of-the-art technology. For this BMW warrants these parts to be free from Driving tipsreason, it is possible in exceptional cases that defects in material and workmanship.features described in this Owners Manual BMW will not accept any liability for damagecould differ from those on your vehicle. resulting from installation of parts and accesso- ries not approved by BMW. BMW cannot test every product made by other manufacturers to verify if it can be used on a BMW safely and without risk to either the vehi- cle, its operation, or its occupants. Original BMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other products approved by BMW, together with professional advice on using these items, Mobility are available from all BMW centers. Installation and operation of non-BMW approved accessories such as alarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors, wheels, suspension components, brake dust shields, telephones, including operation of any mobile phone from within the vehicle without using an externally mounted antenna, or transceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radio or sim- Reference ilar accessories, may cause extensive damage 5 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  8. 8. Notes to the vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere Service and warranty with the vehicles electrical system or affect the validity of the BMW Limited Warranty. See your We recommend that you read this publication BMW center for additional information.< thoroughly. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of Your BMW is covered by the following warran- the emission control devices and sys- ties: tems may be performed by any automotive > New Vehicle Limited Warranty repair establishment or individual using any cer- > Rust Perforation Limited Warranty tified automotive part.< > Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty California Proposition 65 warning > Federal Emissions Performance Warranty California law requires us to issue the following > California Emission Control System Limited warning: Warranty Engine exhaust and a wide variety of Detailed information about these warranties is automobile components and parts, listed in the Service and Warranty Information including components found in the interior fur- Booklet for US models or in the Warranty and nishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models. known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and Reporting safety defects certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California For US customers to cause cancer and birth defects or other The following only applies to vehicles owned reproductive harm. and operated in the US. Battery posts, terminals and related accesso- If you believe that your vehicle has a defect ries contain lead and lead compounds. Wash which could cause a crash or could cause injury your hands after handling. or death, you should immediately inform the Used engine oil contains chemicals that have National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North protect your skin by washing thoroughly with America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New soap and water.< Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone 1-800-831- 1117. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Adminis- trator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov 6 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  9. 9. For Canadian customersCanadian customers who wish to report asafety-related defect to Transport Canada,Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call At a glance1-800-333-0510 toll-free from anywhere inCanada or 1-613-993-9851 from the Ottawaregion and from other countries, or contactTransport Canada by mail at: Transport Can-ada, ASFAD, Place de Ville, Tower C,330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N5.You can also obtain other information aboutmotor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca Controls Driving tips Mobility Reference 7 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
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  11. 11. At a glance This overview of buttons, switches and displays is intended to familiarize you with your vehicles operating environment. The section will also assist you in becoming acquainted with the control concepts and options available for operating the various systems.Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  12. 12. CockpitCockpit Around the steering wheel: controls and displays 1 Convertible: opening and closing 6 Parking lamps/low beams 76 windows jointly 29 2 Convertible: opening and closing Low beams 76 rear windows 28 3 Opening and closing front Automatic headlamp control* 76 windows 28 Adaptive Head Light* 77 4 Folding exterior mirrors in and out* 41 5 Adjusting exterior mirrors, automatic curb monitor* 41 10 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  13. 13. 13 Horn: the entire surface7 Turn signals 55 14 Adjusting the steering wheel 42 15 Cruise control 57 High beams, headlamp flasher 78 At a glance Roadside parking lamps* 78 16 Releasing the hood 116 17 Opening the luggage compartment lid 24 Computer 60 Settings and information about the vehicle 61 Instrument lighting 788 Instrument cluster 12 Controls9 Windshield wipers 56 Rain sensor* 5610 Switching the ignition on/off and starting/stopping the engine 4611 Ignition lock 46 Driving tips12 Buttons on the steering wheel Telephone*: > Press: accepting and ending a call, starting dialing* selected phone numbers. Redialing if no phone number is selected > Press longer: redialing Volume Changing radio station Mobility Selecting music track Scrolling through phone book and lists with stored phone numbers Next entertainment source Recirculated-air mode 82 Reference 11 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  14. 14. Cockpit Instrument cluster 1 Speedometer 8 Display for 2 Indicator lamps for turn signals > Gear display M dual clutch transmission 3 Indicator and warning lamps 13 with Drivelogic* 49 4 Tachometer 59 > With manual transmission: Computer 60 5 Shift Lights* 52 > Date of next scheduled service, and 6 Engine oil temperature 60 remaining distance to be driven 63 7 Display for > Odometer and trip odometer 59 > Clock 59 > Checking oil level 117 > Outside temperature 59 > Settings and information 61 > Indicator and warning lamps 65 > There is a Check Control > With dual clutch transmission: message 65 Computer 60 9 Fuel gauge 60 10 Resetting the trip odometer 59 12 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  15. 15. Indicator and warning lampsThe concept At a glanceIndicator and warning lamps can light up in avariety of combinations and colors.Some lamps are checked for proper functioning Controlsand thus come on briefly when the engine isstarted or the ignition is switched on.What to do in case of a malfunctionA list of all indicator and warning lamps, as wellas notes on possible causes of malfunctionsand on how to respond, can be found startingon page 140. Driving tips Mobility Reference 13 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  16. 16. Cockpit Around the center console: controls and displays 14 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  17. 17. 1 Microphone for voice command system* and for telephone in hands-free mode* 12 Heated seats* 382 SOS: initiating an Emergency Request call* 135 Coupe: Roller sun blind* 87 At a glance3 Reading lamps 79 13 Convertible:4 Coupe: glass roof, electric* 30 Opening and closing retractable5 Interior lamps 79 hardtop 326 Passenger airbag status lamp* 73 14 Dynamic Stability Control DSC 687 Hazard warning flashers 15 Electronic Damper Control EDC* 688 Flat Tire Monitor FTM* 69 16 M Engine Dynamics Control POWER 54 Tire Pressure Monitor TPM* 709 Central locking system 2310 Radio, refer to separate Owners Manual11 Automatic climate control Controls Air distribution to the windshield 81 Air distribution to the upper body area 81 Air distribution to the footwell 81 Automatic air distribution and flow rate 81 Driving tips Cooling function 82 Automatic recirculated-air control AUC 82 Recirculated-air mode 82 Maximum cooling 81 Residual heat mode 82 Air flow rate 81 Mobility Defrosting windows 82 Rear window defroster 82 Reference 15 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
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  19. 19. Controls This chapter is intended to provide you with information for complete control of your vehicle. All features and accessories that are useful for driving and your safety, comfort and convenience, are described here.Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  20. 20. Opening and closingOpening and closing Remote control New remote controls Your BMW center can supply new remote con- trols with integrated keys as additional units or as replacements in the event of loss. Personal Profile The concept You can set many of your BMWs functions to suit your personal needs and preferences. Each remote control contains a rechargeable Without any action on your part, Personal Pro- battery that is automatically recharged when it file ensures that most of these settings are is in the ignition lock while the car is being stored for the remote control currently in use. driven. Use each remote control at least twice a When you unlock the car, the remote control year for longer road trips in order to maintain the used for the purpose is recognized and the set- batteries charge status. In cars with convenient tings stored for it are called up and imple- access*, the remote control contains a replace- mented. able battery, refer to page 28. This means that your personal settings will be The settings called up and implemented when activated for you, even if in the meantime your the car is unlocked depend on which remote car was used by someone else with another control is used to unlock the car, refer to Per- remote control and the corresponding settings. sonal Profile below. The individual settings are stored for a maxi- In addition, information about service require- mum of four remote controls. They are stored ments is stored in the remote control, refer to for two remote controls if convenient access* is Service data in the remote control, page 121. in use. Integrated key Personal Profile settings For more information on specific settings, refer to the specified pages. > Response of the central locking system when the car is unlocked, refer to page 19 > Automatic locking of the vehicle, refer to page 23 > Automatic call-up of the drivers seat posi- tion after unlocking, refer to page 39 > Shift Lights, refer to page 52 Press button 1 to release the key. > Triple turn signal activation, refer to The integrated key fits the following locks: page 55 > Glove compartment, refer to page 87 > Drivers door, refer to page 22 > Luggage compartment lid, refer to page 24 18 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  21. 21. > Settings for the display in the instrument The anti-theft system is also operated at the cluster: same time. It prevents the doors from being > 12h/24h format of the clock, refer to unlocked using the lock buttons or door han- page 62 dles. In addition, if the remote control is used, At a glance the welcome lamps, interior lamps and the > Date format, refer to page 62 doors courtesy lamps* are switched on or off. > Units of measure for fuel consumption, The alarm system* is also armed or disarmed. distance covered/remaining distances, For further details of the alarm system, refer to and temperature, refer to page 62 page 25.> Light settings: > Pathway lighting, refer to page 76 Operating from inside > Daytime running lamps, refer to page 77 By means of the button for central locking, refer to page 23.> Automatic climate control: activating/deac- tivating AUTO program, cooling function In the event of a sufficiently severe accident, the and automatic recirculated-air control, set- central locking system unlocks automatically. In addition, the hazard warning flashers and inte- Controls ting temperature, air flow rate and distribu- tion, refer to page 81 ff rior lamps come on.> Entertainment: > Audio volume, refer to separate Owners Opening and closing: Manual Using the remote control > Speed-dependent volume control, refer to separate Owners Manual Persons or animals in a parked vehicle could lock the doors from the inside. You should therefore take the remote control with you when you leave the vehicle so that the latter Driving tipsCentral locking system can be opened from outside.<The concept Convertible: to operate the retractable hardtop with the remote control, theThe central locking system functions when the doors and luggage compartment lid must bedrivers door is closed. closed and the cargo bay partition must beThe system simultaneously engages and folded down and engaged on both sides. Referreleases the locks on the following: also to page 32.<> Doors> Luggage compartment lid Unlocking> Fuel filler door Press the button. The interior lamps, the courtesy lamps* and the> Convertible: center armrest and glove com- Mobility welcome lamps come on. partment Setting unlocking characteristicsOperating from outside You can set whether only the drivers door or> Via the remote control the entire vehicle is to be unlocked when the> Via the door lock button is pressed for the first time.> In cars with convenient access*, via the For operating principle, refer to page 61. handles on the drivers and front passen- 1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 46. gers doors 2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator Reference lever up or down repeatedly until the sym- 19 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  22. 22. Opening and closing bol appears in the display accompanied by Convertible: convenient opening* the word "SET". Within a range of approx. 13 ft/4 m from the vehicle, you can open the retractable hardtop using the remote control for convenient access. Hold the button down. The windows and the retractable hardtop are opened if the doors are closed. If you continue pressing the button, the win- dows move up. Watch during the opening process to ensure that no one is injured. Releasing 3. Press button 2. the button interrupts the opening process.< 4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator lever down repeatedly until the symbol Locking appears in the display. Press the button. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if persons are inside the vehicle because it cannot be unlocked from the inside without special knowledge.< Convertible: convenient closing* Within a range of approx. 13 ft/4 m from the vehicle, you can close the retractable hardtop and the windows using the remote control for convenient access. 5. Press button 2. Hold the button down. 6. Use button 1 to select: The retractable hardtop and the windows are > closed. Press the button once to unlock only Watch during the closing process to the drivers door and the fuel filler door. ensure that no one is injured. Releasing Press the button twice to unlock the the button interrupts the closing process.< entire vehicle. > Switching on interior lamps Press the button once to unlock the While the car is locked: entire vehicle. Press the button. 7. Press button 2. You can also use this function to locate your The setting is stored for the remote control vehicle in parking garages etc. currently in use. Unlocking the luggage compartment Coupe: convenient opening lid Hold the button down. Press the button for approx. 1 second. The windows and the glass roof* are opened. The luggage compartment lid opens a short distance, regardless of whether it was locked or unlocked. 20 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  23. 23. The luggage compartment lid swings bol appears in the display accompanied by backwards and up when opened. Ensure the word "SET".that there is sufficient clearance. To avoid lock-ing yourself out by accident, do not place the At a glanceremote control in the cargo bay. A previouslylocked luggage compartment lid is locked againafter closing.Before and after each trip, check that the lug-gage compartment lid has not been inadvert-ently unlocked.<Convertible: convenient loading*Within a range of approx. 13ft/4m from the vehi- 3. Press button 2.cle you can use the remote control to half close 4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicatorthe retractable hardtop when it is open to ease lever down repeatedly until the desiredloading of the cargo bay. symbol appears in the display. Controls1. Briefly press the button and, within one second, press again and hold until the retractable hardtop stops in an intermediate position. The luggage compartment lid opens slightly.2. Open the luggage compartment lid, press the cargo bay partition upward and stow the cargo in the cargo bay.3. Press down the cargo bay partition until it Driving tips engages on both sides and close the lug- > Confirmation signal during unlocking gage compartment lid. > Confirmation signal during locking4. Press the button for a longer period to 5. Press button 2. fold the retractable hardtop back in. 6. Use button 1 to select:Setting confirmation signals >You can activate or deactivate the confirmation The hazard warning flashers light upsignals. during unlocking/locking.For operating principle, refer to page 61. > An acoustic signal* sounds during1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 46. unlocking/locking.2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator Mobility > lever up or down repeatedly until the sym- The hazard warning flashers light up and an acoustic signal* sounds during unlocking/locking. > The function is deactivated. 7. Press button 2. The setting is stored. Reference 21 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  24. 24. Opening and closing Malfunctions Opening and closing: The remote control may malfunction due to Using the door lock local radio waves. If this occurs, unlock and lock the car at the door lock with the integrated key. If the car can no longer be locked with a remote control, the battery in the remote control is dis- charged. Use the remote control on an extended trip to recharge the battery, refer to page 18. The remote control for convenient access* contains a battery that may have to be changed, refer to page 28. For US owners only You can set the way in which the car is The transmitter and receiver units comply with unlocked, refer to page 19. part 15 of the FCC/Federal Communications Do not lock the vehicle from the outside if Commission regulations. Operation is gov- persons are inside the vehicle because it erned by the following: cannot be unlocked from the inside without FCC ID: special knowledge.< LX8766S LX8766E Convenient operation LX8CAS You can use the door lock to operate the win- Compliance statement: dows and the coupes glass roof* or the con- This device complies with part 15 of the FCC vertibles retractable hardtop. Rules. Operation is subject to the following two Hold the key in the position for unlocking or conditions: locking. > This device must not cause harmful inter- During each closing procedure, and when ference, and opening the retractable hardtop, watch > This device must accept any interference the process and ensure that no one becomes received, including interference that may trapped. Releasing the key stops the opera- cause undesired operation. tion.< Any unauthorized modifications or changes to these devices could void the Manual operation users authority to operate this equipment.< In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can lock and unlock the drivers door by turning the integrated key to the corresponding limit posi- tions in the door lock. 22 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  25. 25. Opening and closing: 4. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator lever down repeatedly until the symbolFrom inside appears in the display. At a glanceThis button serves to unlock or lock doors and 5. Press button 2.the luggage compartment lid when the doors 6. Use button 1 to select:are closed, but does not activate the anti-theftsystem. The fuel filler door remains unlocked. > Controls The central locking system automati-Automatic locking cally locks the vehicle after some time if no door has been opened.You can also set the situations in which the carlocks: > The central locking system automati-For operating principle, refer to page 61. cally locks the vehicle as soon as you1. Switch on the ignition, refer to page 46. drive off.2. Lightly push button 1 in the turn indicator > lever up or down repeatedly until the sym- The central locking system automati- Driving tips bol appears in the display accompanied by cally locks the vehicle after some time if the word "SET". no door has been opened, or as soon as you drive off. > The central locking system remains unlocked. 7. Press button 2. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use. Unlocking and opening doors Mobility3. Press button 2. > Either unlock the doors together using the button for the central locking system and then pull the door handle above the armrest or > pull on the door handle of each door twice: the first time unlocks the door, the second time opens it. Reference 23 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  26. 26. Opening and closing Locking gage compartment lid will open slightly. It can > Use the central locking button to lock all of now be swung upwards. the doors simultaneously, or Opening manually > press down the safety lock button of a door. To prevent you from being locked out, the The integrated key of the remote control, refer open drivers door cannot be locked using to page 18, fits the luggage compartment lid the lock button. lock. Persons or animals in a parked vehicle If you open the luggage compartment lid could lock the doors from the inside. You using the key while the alarm system is should therefore take the remote control with armed, the alarm will be triggered. Switching off you when you leave the vehicle so that the latter an alarm, refer to page 26.< can be opened from outside.< Coupe Luggage compartment lid In order to avoid damage, make sure there is sufficient clearance before opening the luggage compartment lid.< Opening from inside Turn the key all the way to the left: the luggage compartment lid opens. Convertible Press the button: the luggage compartment lid opens unless it has been locked. Opening from outside Turn the key all the way to the left beyond the two resistance points: the luggage compart- ment lid opens. It may be necessary to close the luggage com- partment lid with more momentum since the assisted closing of the luggage compartment lid does not work if there is an electrical mal- function. Press the button, see arrow, or the button on the remote control for a longer period. The lug- 24 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  27. 27. Locking or unlocking separately Make sure that the closing path of the luggage compartment lid is clear, other- wise injuries may result.< At a glance CoupeThe switch is located in the glove compartment.1 Locking the luggage compartment lid2 Unlocking the luggage compartment lidLocking separately Convertible ControlsPush the switch in the direction of arrow 1. To close the luggage compartment lid,The luggage compartment lid is locked and press it down lightly. The lid is closedcannot be unlocked using the central locking automatically.<system.If you give the remote control without the inte-grated key to someone else while the glovecompartment is locked, the luggage compart-ment lid cannot be opened. This is an advan-tage when valet parking, for example. Locking Driving tipsthe glove compartment, refer to page 87.Unlocking separatelyPush the switch in the direction of arrow 2.Emergency release Alarm system* The concept The vehicle alarm system responds: > When a door, the hood or the luggage com- partment lid is opened Mobility > To movements inside the vehicle: Interior motion sensor, refer to page 26 > When the cars inclination changes, for instance if an attempt is made to jack it upPull the lever in the cargo bay. The luggage and steal the wheels or to raise it prior tocompartment lid is unlocked. towing away > When there is an interruption in the powerClosing supply from the batteryThe handle recesses on the interior trim of the The alarm system signals unauthorized entryluggage compartment lid make it easier to pull Reference attempts for a short time by means of:down. 25 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  28. 28. Opening and closing > An acoustic alarm 10 seconds. The interior motion sensor and > Switching on the hazard warning flashers the tilt alarm sensor are not activated. > Flashing the high beams > The indicator lamp goes out after unlocking: your vehicle has not been disturbed while Arming and disarming you were away. When you lock or unlock the vehicle, either with > If the indicator lamp flashes after unlocking the remote control or at the door lock, the alarm until the remote control is inserted in the system is armed or disarmed at the same time. ignition, but for no longer than approx. 5 minutes: your vehicle has been disturbed You can open the luggage compartment lid while you were away. using the button of the remote control even if the alarm system is armed, refer to page 20. Tilt alarm sensor The lid is locked and monitored again as soon as it is closed. The tilt of the vehicle is monitored. The alarm system reacts, e.g. to attempts to steal a wheel Panic mode* or tow the vehicle. You can trigger the alarm system if you find Interior motion sensor yourself in a dangerous situation: Press the button for at least three seconds. Coupe To switch off the alarm: press any button. In order for the interior motion sensor to func- tion properly, the windows and glass roof must Switching off an alarm be completely closed*. > Unlock the car with the remote control, refer to page 19. Convertible > Insert the remote control all the way into the The interior of the car is monitored up to the ignition lock. height of the seat cushions. Thus the alarm sys- tem is activated together with the interior Indicator lamp displays motion sensor even if the hardtop is open. The alarm can be triggered unintentionally by falling objects such as leaves, refer to Avoiding unin- tentional alarms. Avoiding unintentional alarms The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor may be switched off at the same time. This pre- vents unintentional alarms, e.g. in the following situations: > In duplex garages > The indicator lamp under the inside rear- view mirror flashes continuously: the sys- > During transport on car-carrying trains, tem is armed. boats/ships or on a trailer > The indicator lamp flashes after locking: > When animals are to remain in the vehicle doors, hood or luggage compartment lid are not properly closed. Even if you do not close Switching off tilt alarm sensor and the alerted area, the system begins to mon- interior motion sensor itor the remaining areas, and the indicator Press the button on the remote control lamp flashes continuously after approx. again as soon as the vehicle is locked. 26 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  29. 29. The indicator lamp lights up briefly and then If you notice a brief delay while opening orflashes continuously. The tilt alarm sensor and closing windows, the glass roof or retract-the interior motion sensor are switched off until able hardtop, the system is checking whether athe next time the vehicle is unlocked and subse- remote control is inside the vehicle. Please At a glancequently locked again. repeat the opening or closing procedure, if nec- essary.<Convenient access* UnlockingConvenient access enables you to enter yourvehicle without needing to hold the remote con-trol in your hand. All you need to do is wear theremote control close to your body, e.g. in yourjacket pocket. The vehicle detects the corre-sponding remote control within the immediatevicinity or in the passenger compartment. ControlsConvenient access supports the followingfunctions:> Unlocking/locking the vehicle Grasp the handle on the drivers or front pas- sengers door completely, arrow 1. This corre-> Unlocking the luggage compartment lid sponds to pressing the button. separately> Starting the engine Locking> Convenient closure Touch the surface, arrow 2, with your finger for approx. 1 second. This corresponds to pressingFunctional requirement the button. Driving tips> The vehicle or the luggage compartment lid To preserve the battery, please make can only be locked when the vehicle detects sure that the ignition and all electrical that the remote control currently in use is consumers are switched off before locking the outside of the vehicle. vehicle.<> The vehicle cannot be locked or unlocked again until after approx. 2 seconds. Coupe: convenient closure> The engine can only be started when the For convenient closure, keep your finger on the vehicle detects that the remote control cur- surface, arrow 2. rently in use is inside the vehicle. Convertible: window and convertibleComparison to the standard remote top operation Mobilitycontrol With the ignition at radio readiness or beyond,In general, there is no difference between using you can open and close the windows and theconvenient access or pressing the buttons on convertible top when a remote control isthe remote control to carry out the functions located inside the vehicle.mentioned above. You should therefore firstfamiliarize yourself with the instructions on Unlocking the luggage compartmentopening and closing starting on page 18. lid separatelySpecial features regarding the use of conve- Press the button on the outside of the luggagenient access are described below. compartment lid. This corresponds to pressing Reference the button. 27 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  30. 30. Opening and closing If the vehicle detects that a remote con- Replacing the battery trol has been accidentally left inside the The remote control for convenient access con- locked vehicles cargo bay after the luggage tains a battery that will need to be replaced from compartment lid is closed, the lid will reopen. time to time. The hazard warning flashers flash and an 1. Take the integrated key out of the remote acoustic signal* sounds.< control, refer to page 18. Switching on radio readiness Radio readiness is switched on by pressing the start/stop button, refer to page 46. Do not depress the brake or the clutch, otherwise the engine will start.< Starting the engine You can start the engine or switch on the igni- tion when a remote control is inside the vehicle. It is not necessary to insert a remote control into 2. Remove the cover. the ignition switch, refer to page 46. 3. Insert the new battery with the plus side fac- ing up. Malfunction 4. Press the cover on to close. Convenient access may malfunction due to Take the old battery to a battery collec- local radio waves. If this happens, open or close tion point or to your BMW center.< the vehicle via the buttons on the remote con- trol or using the integrated key. To start the engine afterward, insert the remote control into the ignition switch. Windows To prevent injuries, watch the windows Warning lamps while closing them. The warning lamp in the instrument Take the remote control with you when you cluster lights up when you attempt to leave the car, otherwise children could operate start the engine: the engine cannot the electric windows and possibly injure them- be started. The remote control is not inside the selves.< vehicle or is malfunctioning. Take the remote control with you inside the vehicle or have it Coupe: opening, closing checked. If necessary, insert another remote control into the ignition switch. The warning lamp in the instrument cluster lights up while the engine is running: the remote control is no longer inside the vehicle. After the engine is switched off, the engine can only be restarted within approx. 10 seconds. The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster comes on: replace the battery > Press the switch to the resistance point: in the remote control. The window opens as long as you press the switch. 28 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  31. 31. > Press the switch beyond the resistance > Press the switch beyond the resistance point: point: The window opens automatically. Press the All windows open automatically. Press the switch again to stop the opening move- switch again to stop the opening move- At a glance ment. ment.You can close the windows in the same manner > Pull the switch:by pulling the switch. All windows close as long as you pull the switch.Convertible: opening, closing After switching off the ignitionIndividually When the remote control is removed or the igni- tion is switched off, you can still operate the windows for approx. 1 minute as long as no door is opened. Convenient operation Controls For information on convenient operation via the remote control or the door lock, refer to page 19 or 22. For information on closing with conve- nient access, refer to Locking on page 20.> Press the switch to the resistance point: The window opens as long as you press the Pinch protection system switch. If the closing force exceeds a specific value as a> Press the switch beyond the resistance window closes, the closing action is interrupted point: and the window reopens slightly. Driving tips The window opens automatically. Press the Despite the pinch protection system switch again to stop the opening move- check and clear the windows travel path ment. prior to closing it, otherwise the safety systemYou can close the windows in the same manner might fail to detect certain kinds of obstruc-by pulling the switch. The rear windows do not tions, such as thin objects, and the windowclose automatically. would continue closing. Do not install any accessories that might inter- fere with window movement. Otherwise theJointly pinch protection system could be impaired. Convertible: the rear windows are not equipped with pinch protection. Therefore, watch them closely when closing to avoid personal injury.< Mobility Closing without pinch protection If there is an external danger, or if ice on the win- dows, etc., prevents you from closing the win- dows normally, proceed as follows: 1. Pull the switch past the resistance point and> Press the switch to the resistance point: hold it there. Pinch protection is limited and All windows open as long as you press the switch. Reference 29 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  32. 32. Opening and closing the window reopens slightly if the closing For information on convenient operation via the force exceeds a certain value. remote control or door lock, refer to page 19 2. Pull the switch again past the resistance or 22. point within approx. 4 seconds and hold it there. The window closes without pinch After switching off the ignition protection. When the remote control is removed or the igni- tion is switched off, you can still operate the roof for approx. 1 minute as long as no door has Coupe: glass roof*, electric been opened. To prevent injuries, watch the glass roof Pinch protection system while closing it. If the glass roof encounters an obstruction dur- Take the remote control with you when you ing closing from approximately the middle of leave the car, otherwise children could operate the opening in the roof, or during closing from the roof and possibly injure themselves.< the raised position, the closing movement is interrupted and the glass roof is opened again slightly. Despite the pinch protection system check and clear the roofs travel path prior to closing it, otherwise the safety system might fail to detect certain kinds of obstructions, such as very thin objects, and the roof would con- tinue closing.< Closing without pinch protection Raising If there is an external danger, press the switch Press the switch. forward past the resistance point. The roof > The closed glass roof is raised and the slid- closes without pinch protection. ing visor opens slightly. > The open glass roof automatically travels Following interruptions in electrical into the raised position. The sliding visor power supply remains completely open. After a power failure, there is a possibility that the glass roof can only be raised. The system Opening, closing must be initialized. BMW recommends having > Press the switch backwards to the resis- this work done by your BMW center. tance point. The glass roof and the sliding visor open Closing manually* together as long as you hold the switch in In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can this position. move the glass roof manually: > Press the switch backwards past the resis- tance point. The glass roof and the sliding visor open automatically. Briefly press the switch again to stop the opening movement. You can close the glass roof in a similar manner by pressing the switch forwards. The sliding visor remains open and can be closed by hand. 30 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  33. 33. 1. Unclip the front of the cover of the interior opening provided. Move the glass roof in lamps using the screwdriver from the the desired direction. onboard tool kit, refer to page 127. At a glance 6. Reinstall the control unit and reattach the2. Insert the screwdriver into the openings on lamp cover. each side to press the clips. Controls Convertible: retractable hardtop The retractable hardtop combines reliable weather protection with simple and convenient operation. The following tips will enhance your driving pleasure in your convertible: > It is advisable that you close the retractable3. Remove the control unit. Driving tips hardtop when you park the vehicle. Not only4. Unplug the motor. Considerably less effort does the closed hardtop protect the vehicle will be required for manual operation. interior against unanticipated weather dam- age, it also offers theft protection. However, even when the hardtop is closed, valuables should only be stored in the locked cargo bay. > Do not attach roof rack systems to the retractable hardtop, and in particular do not attach magnetic racks. > Do not attach rack systems to the luggage compartment lid, and in particular do not Mobility attach magnetic racks.5. Insert the Allen wrench* supplied with the onboard tool kit, refer to page 127, into the > When the retractable hardtop is operated, the luggage compartment lid swings back and up. Before operating the retractable hardtop, ensure that there is enough clear- ance, e.g. when parked in front of a wall. > If you open the hardtop while it is wet, e.g. after driving in the rain, water may drip into the cargo bay. If necessary, remove items Reference 31 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  34. 34. Opening and closing from the cargo bay beforehand to avoid Opening and closing water stains or soiling. When the vehicle is stationary and at radio Do not place any objects on the retract- readiness or beyond, refer to page 46: able hardtop or on the luggage compart- If possible, conserve the battery by only ment lid, otherwise they could fall during move- operating the retractable hardtop when ments of the retractable hardtop and cause the engine is running. damage or injury. Before closing the retractable hardtop, remove Never move the retractable hardtop when the all foreign objects from the windshield frame as rollover protection system is in the activated these could prevent the hardtop from closing position. properly.< Driving when the hardtop is not fully opened or closed may result in damage or injury. Do not reach into the mechanism while the hardtop is opening or closing. Keep children away from the swiveling area of the retractable hardtop.< The retractable hardtop cannot be moved at temperatures below +14 7/–106. < The retractable hardtop can only be opened and closed when the vehicle is stationary. To avoid causing damage, do not 1 Pull button: open the retractable hardtop. drive off until the hardtop has stopped mov- Push button: close the retractable hardtop. ing.< 2 LEDs The side windows move down slightly Before opening and closing when the switch for hardtop operation is > Comply with the safety precautions pulled or pushed.< described above. If you push or pull the switch for a longer period > Ensure that the cargo bay partition is folded after the LED 2 goes out, the windows move up down and engaged on both sides, refer to again. page 91, otherwise it will not be possible to open the retractable hardtop. LEDs > Do not place any objects next to or on the > While the hardtop is being operated, the left cargo bay partition and close the storage LED lights up green. It goes out as soon as compartment on the left side of the cargo the top is fully opened or closed. bay. > If the right-hand LED flashes red when you > Do not exceed the maximum loading height release the switch, the opening or closing under the cargo bay partition; refer to the action has not yet finished. label in the cargo bay showing a line indicat- > If the right LED lights up red when the ing the maximum height. switch is pressed, the cargo bay partition is > Ensure that the luggage compartment lid is folded up, the luggage compartment lid is closed. not closed, the vehicle is standing on a > The vehicle should be parked on fairly level strong incline or there is a malfunction. The ground. Excessive angle is indicated by a retractable hardtop cannot be moved. lamp. 32 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  35. 35. Interruption 2. Press together the top and bottom parts ofThe automatic sequence of movements is the wind deflector until the catch engages,interrupted if the switch for hardtop operation is arrow 2.released. The sequence can be continued in At a glancethe desired direction by pushing or pulling theswitch. A hardtop that is not fully opened or closed is a safety hazard.Do not interrupt and resume the closing proce-dure several times in close succession as thiscould damage the mechanism.< If the hardtop is not fully opened or closed, the luggage compartment lid can- 3. Push the fastening pin, arrow 3, into thenot be opened and the windows cannot be opening provided on the right side of themoved.< vehicle until it snaps into place. Remove the Controls protective caps beforehand, if necessary.Convenient operation with remote 4. Push the fastening pin, arrow 4, into thecontrol or via door lock opening provided on the left side of theRefer to pages 20 and 22. vehicle until it snaps into place.Wind deflector*The wind deflector keeps air movements in thepassenger compartment to a minimum whenthe hardtop is open and provides an even morecomfortable ride, particularly at high speeds. Driving tipsInstallationThe wind deflector is stored in a protectivecover in the cargo bay. Brief instructions foroperation can be found on the protective cover. 5. Turn the rotary handle in the direction of arrow 5 as far as the first stop to insert the1. Remove the wind deflector from the protec- right fastening pin into the holders. tive cover and unfold it, arrows 1. 6. Turn the rotary handle in the direction of arrow 6 as far as the symbol to insert the left fastening pin into the holders. 7. Fold up the top section of the wind deflec- Mobility tor. With the wind deflector installed: do not recline the front-seat backrests too far if the seat is to be slid all the way back, as this would damage the wind deflector.< Only turn the rotary handle within the range between the two symbols, other- wise the cable system inside the wind deflector could be damaged.< Reference 33 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG
  36. 36. Opening and closing Removing the wind deflector 3. Turn the rotary handle to position , Proceed in the reverse order as used for instal- arrow 2. lation. Protective caps are provided in the vehicle for the holders of the wind deflector. Folding Fold both sections of the wind deflector forward and rest them against the front seats, arrow 3. To protect the seat cushions or to use the bag holders, you can fold the rear backrest down, refer to page 92. Slide the red release lever towards the middle of the wind deflector and push the two halves apart. Loading function Cargo can still be loaded on the rear seat of the vehicle even if the wind deflector has been installed. 1. Lower all windows. 2. Fold down the top section of the wind deflector, arrow 1. 34 Online Edition for Part no. 01 41 0 014 960 - © 02/08 BMW AG

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