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The displays go out. The stored desired speed
and distance are deleted.
When active, press the button.
interrupting the system while stationary, press
on the brake pedal at the same time.
The system is automatically interrupted if:
▷ The brakes are applied.
▷ The clutch pedal is depressed.
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated
or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ The safety belt and the driver's door are
opened when the vehicle is standing.
▷ The system has not detected objects for an
period, e.g., on a road with very lit‐
tle traffic without road edge line markings.
▷ Radar sensor is soiled.
Maintaining/storing the speed Press the button*.
When the system is switched on, the current
speed is maintained and stored as the desired
It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly
displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in
the instrument cluster, refer to page 108.
When cruise control is maintained or stored,
Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if
Changing, maintaining, and storing the
The rocker switch can be pressed while the sys‐
tem is interrupted to maintain and store the cur‐
rent speed. DSC Dynamic Stability Control is
switched on, if necessary. Adapting the desired speed
Adapt the desired speed to the road con‐
and be ready to brake at all times; other‐
wise, there is the danger of an accident occur‐
Great speed differences with vehicles
driving ahead of you, e.g., when rapidly ap‐
proaching a truck or when another vehicle
swerves into your own lane, cannot be compen‐
sated for by the system.◀ Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly
until the desired speed is set.
If active, the displayed speed is stored and the
vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is
Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the
point of resistance, the desired speed in‐
creases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/
▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past
the point of resistance, the desired speed
increases or decreases by a maximum of
5 mph/10 km/h. max. adjustable speed:
110 mph/180 km/h.
Hold the rocker switch in position to repeat the
Selecting a distance
the distance according to the traffic
and weather conditions; otherwise, there is the
danger of an accident occurring. Maintain the
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The collision warning can be issued in the in‐
strument cluster, in the Head-up Display*, and
The vehicle lights up in red: prewarning
The vehicle flashes red and an acoustic
signal sounds: acute warning
are requested to intervene by brak‐
ing or making an evasive maneuver.
Adapting your speed and driving style
The display does not relieve the driver of
the responsibility to adapt his or her driving
speed and style to the traffic conditions.◀
Due to system limitations, warnings may
be not be issued at all, or may be issued late or
improperly. Therefore, always be alert and ready
to intervene; otherwise, there is the danger of an
The detection capacity of the radar sensor and
the collision warning has limitations.
This may result in the warning not being issued
or being issued late.
For example, the following situations may not be
▷ Slow moving objects when you approach
them at high speed.
▷ Vehicles that suddenly swerve in front of
▷ Two-wheeled vehicles ahead of you.
The system may not be fully functional in the
following situations: ▷
In heavy fog, rain or snowfall.
▷ In tight curves.
▷ If the radar sensor is dirty or covered.
If the prewarning setting is too sensitive, there
may be an excess of false warnings.
system is functional at speeds beginning at
approx. 20 mph/30 km/h.
It maintains the speed that was set using the
control elements on the steering wheel.
The system brakes on downhill gradients if en‐
gine braking action is insufficient.
Do not use the system if unfavorable con‐
ditions make it impossible to drive at a constant
speed, for instance:
▷ On curvy roads.
▷ In heavy traffic.
▷ On slippery roads, in fog, snow or rain, or on
a loose road surface.
Otherwise, you could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident.◀
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BMW Maintenance System
The maintenance system directs you to re‐
maintenance measures and thereby sup‐
ports you in maintaining road safety and the op‐
erational reliability of the vehicle.
Condition Based Service CBS
Sensors and special algorithms take into ac‐
count the driving conditions of your vehicle.
Based on this, Condition Based Service deter‐
mines the maintenance requirements.
The system makes it possible to adapt the
amount of maintenance you need to your user
Details on the service requirements, refer to
page 82, can be displayed on the Control Dis‐
Service data in the remote control
Information on the required maintenance is con‐
tinuously stored in the remote control. Your
service center will read out this data and suggest
the right array of service procedures for your ve‐
Therefore, hand your service specialist the re‐
mote control that you used most recently.
Storage periods during which the vehicle bat‐
tery was disconnected are not taken into ac‐
If this occurs, have a service center update the
time-dependent maintenance procedures,
such as checking brake fluid and, if necessary,
changing the engine oil and the microfilter/acti‐
vated-charcoal filter. Service and Warranty
Information Booklet for US
models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for
consult your Service and Warranty Infor‐
mation Booklet for US models and Warranty and
Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models for
additional information on service requirements.
Maintenance and repair should be performed by
your service center. Make sure to have regular
maintenance procedures recorded in the vehi‐
cle's Service and Warranty Information Booklet
for US models, and in the Warranty and Service
Guide Booklet for Canadian models. These en‐
tries are proof of regular maintenance.
Socket for OBD Onboard
Diagnosis There is an OBD socket on the driver's side for
the primary components in the vehicle
▷The warning lamp lights up:
Emissions are deteriorating. Have
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Steam jets or high-pressure washers
When using steam jets or high-pressure
washers, hold them a sufficient distance away
and use a maximum temperature of 140 ℉/
Holding them too close or using excessively
pressures or temperatures can cause dam‐
age or preliminary damage that may then lead to
Follow the operating instructions for the high-
Cleaning sensors/cameras with high-
When using high-pressure washers, do not
spray the exterior sensors and cameras, e.g.,
Park Distance Control*, for extended periods of
time and only from a distance of at least 12 in/
Wash your vehicle frequently, particularly in win‐
Intense soiling and road salt can damage the ve‐
Washing in automatic car washes
Your vehicle can be washed in automatic car
washes right from the start.
Give preference to cloth car washes or those
that use soft brushes in order to avoid paint
Note the following:
▷ Make sure that the wheels and tires are not
damaged by the transport mechanisms.
▷ Fold in the exterior mirrors; otherwise, they
be damaged, depending on the width of
the vehicle. ▷
Deactivate the rain sensor, refer to page 72,
to avoid unintentional wiper activation.
▷ In some cases, an unintentional alarm can be
by the interior motion sensor of the
alarm system*. Follow the instructions on
avoiding an unintentional alarm, refer to
Guide rails in car washes
Avoid car washes with guide rails higher
than 4 in/10 cm; otherwise, the vehicle body
could be damaged.
Before driving into a car wash
The vehicle is able to roll when the following
steps are taken:
1. Depress the brake pedal.
2. Engage transmission position N.
3. Release the parking brake, refer to page 67,
or deactivate Automatic Hold, refer to
4. Switch the engine off.
position P with the igni‐
When the ignition is switched off, position P
is engaged automatically. When in an auto‐
matic car wash, for example, ensure that the
ignition is not switched off accidentally.◀ The vehicle cannot be locked from the outside
when in transmission position N.
signal is sounded when an attempt is made to
lock the vehicle.
Transmission position P is engaged automati‐
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Self-leveling suspension, mal‐
Sensors, care 271
Service and warranty 7
Service requirements, CBS Condition Based Serv‐
Service requirements, dis‐ play 82
Service, Roadside Assis‐ tance 265
Settings on Control Dis‐ play 81
Settings, storing for seat, mir‐ rors, steering wheel 58
Shifting, automatic transmis‐ sion 73
Short commands 277
Shoulder support 51
Side airbags 89
Side View 121
Signaling, horn 12
Signals when unlocking 37
Sitting safely 49
Ski and snowboard bag 138
Slide/tilt glass roof 47
Smallest turning circle 275
Smoker's package 135
Snap-in adapter, mobile phone 219
Snow chains 249
Socket, OBD Onboard Diag‐ nostics 256
Software applications, iPhone 236
Software update 199
Spare fuse 263
Special destinations, naviga‐ tion 157
Specified engine oil types 254
Speed, average 79
Speed limit, setting 80
Split screen 23
screen map settings 165 Spoken instructions, naviga‐
SPORT+ program, Dynamic Driving Control 104
SPORT program, Dynamic Driving Control 104
Sport program, transmis‐ sion 75
Stability control systems 99
Start/Stop button 66
Start function during malfunc‐ tion 33
Starting aid 265
Starting the engine 66
State/province, selecting for navigation 154
Stations, stored 180
Station, storing 174
Status display, tires 92
Status information, iDrive 22
Status of Owner's Manual 6
Steering, Integral Active Steering 102
Steering wheel, adjusting 61
Steering wheel heating 61
Steering wheel memory 58
Steptronic, automatic trans‐ mission 73
Stopping the engine 67
Storage compartment in the center console 141
Storage compartments 139
Storage compartments, loca‐ tions 139
Storage, tires 249
Storing the vehicle 271
Street, entering for naviga‐ tion 155
Summer tires, tread 247
Supplementary text mes‐ sage 84
Surround View 117
Suspension settings 103
Switch for Dynamic Driving Control 103
Switch-on times, parked-car ventilation 132
Switch, refer to Cockpit 12 Symbols 6
Tail and brake lamps
Tailgate, automatic 40
Tailgate, emergency unlock‐ ing 42
Tailgate, hotel function 42
via remote control 36
Tail lamps 260
Tail lamps, bulb replace‐ ment 261
Technical changes, refer to Safety 7
Technical data 274
Temperature, automatic cli‐ mate control 128
Temperature display, external temperature 77
Temperature, engine oil 77
Tempomat, refer to Active Cruise Control 106
Terminal, starting aid 266
Text messages 224
Text message, supplemen‐ tary 84
Theft alarm system, refer to Alarm system 44
Theft protection, lug bolts 262
Theft protection, refer to Cen‐ tral locking system 35
Thermal camera, refer to Night Vision 122
Thigh support 49
Through-loading system 136
Tilt alarm sensor 45
Tilt, seats 49
Time of arrival 80
Tire damage 247
Tire identification marks 246
Tire inflation pressure 243
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