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Owner's Manual for the Vehicle.
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Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize yourself with the
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important data and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use and
satisfaction from the unique range of technical features on your BMW. The manual
also contains information on care and maintenance designed to enhance operating
safety and contribute to maintaining the value of your vehicle throughout an
extended service life.
This Owner's Manual should be considered a permanent part of this vehicle. It
should stay with the vehicle when sold to provide the next owner with important
operating, safety and maintenance information.
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(US models) or a Warranty and Service Guide Booklet (Canadian models). We
recommend that you read these publications thoroughly.
Your BMW is covered by the following warranties:
– New Vehicle Limited Warranty
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Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the Service and Warranty
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Notes on the Owner's Manual Symbols used The individual vehicle
We have made every effort to ensure Indicates instructions or precau- On purchasing your BMW, you have
that you are able to find what you need tions that must be followed decided in favor of a model with individ-
in this Owner's Manual as quickly as precisely in order to avoid the possi- ualized equipment and features. This
possible. The fastest way to find certain bility of personal injury and serious Owner's Manual describes all models
topics is by using the detailed index at damage to the vehicle.< and equipment that BMW offers within
the end. If you wish to gain only an initial the same group.
overview of your vehicle, you will find Contains information that will We hope you will understand that
this in the first chapter. assist you in gaining the optimum equipment and features are included
The detailed list of contents that directly benefit from your vehicle and enable which you might not have chosen for
follows the summary of contents is you to care more effectively for your your vehicle. Any differences can easily
intended to stimulate your curiosity vehicle.< be identified, since all optional acces-
regarding your BMW and to encourage sories and special equipment are
you to read the manual. Refers to measures that can marked with an asterisk *.
Should you wish to sell your BMW at be taken to help protect the
If your BMW features equipment which
some time in the future, please environment.<
is not described in this Owner's Manual
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Supplementary Owner's Manuals are
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enclosed. We ask you to read these
Should you have any further questions, manuals as well.
* Indicates special equipment, country-
your BMW center will be glad to assist
specific equipment and optional extras.
at any time.
Identifies systems or components,
which your BMW center can either
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Status at time of printing Online Edition for Part No. state-of-the-art technology.© 09/00 BMW AG . For this reason. 01 41 0 155 476 . 5n Status at time of printing BMW pursues a policy of continuous. illustrations or descriptions in this Owner's Manual. it is possible that the features described in this Owner's Manual could differ from those on your vehicle. ongoing development that is conceived to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody the highest quality and safety standards combined with advanced. Nor can errors and omissions be entirely ruled out. You are therefore asked to appreciate that no legal claims can be entertained on the basis of the data.

ham radio or similar) may cause amount of co-solvent) will not void the BMW Parts. using these items. such as high ambient BMW.B.< to a recognized high-quality brand. we recom.8% oxygen by weight (i. among gasolines offered for sale in the from defects in material and workman. and other products approved by BMW.e. Warranty.< Installation and operation of non-BMW particular part or assembly. additives. radios. BMW will not accept any liability for with anyone inside the car. use genuine parts from within the vehicle without using an ethanol or other oxygenates with up to and accessories approved by BMW. Symbol on vehicle parts mendations may result in unscheduled together with professional advice on Indicates that you should consult maintenance. 01 41 0 155 476 . The use of ship. damage resulting from installation of page 34 for more details. on your vehicle.6n For your own safety Important safety information! dust shields.. starting and stalling problems. 15% MTBE When you purchase accessories tested ceiver equipment (such as C. amplifiers. telephones (including Use unleaded gasoline only. are available from all the relevant section of this Follow the relevant safety rules when BMW centers. Original BMW Parts. or its or individual using any certified auto- mend that you respond by switching occupants. BMW Accessories Failure to comply with these recom. externally mounted antenna) or trans- 2. interfere with defects in materials or workmanship. optimum performance when installed the validity of the BMW Limited cant differences in fuel quality (volatility. brake For your own safety Online Edition for Part No. motive part. you simultaneously acquire extensive damage to the vehicle. Maintenance. other manufacturers to verify if it can be devices and systems may be performed lems that you suspect could be related used on a BMW safely and without risk by any automotive repair establishment to the fuel you are using. BMW cannot test every product from repair of the emission control Should you encounter driveability prob. walkie- or 3% methanol plus an equivalent and approved by BMW and Original talkie. Owner's Manual for information on a you are handling gasoline.compromise its safety. oughly tested by BMW to ensure the vehicle's electrical system or affect Field experience has indicated signifi. suspension components. for example) BMW warrants these parts to be free additional information. replacement. See your BMW center for composition. to either the vehicle.< especially under certain environmental parts and accessories not approved by conditions. operation of any portable cellular phone Fuels containing up to 10% For your own safety. lock the doors or luggage compartment poor-quality fuels may result in drive. radar detectors. Refer to ability.Do not use a key or remote control to United States and Canada. its operation. or temperature and high altitude.© 09/00 BMW AG . applicable warranties with respect to the assurance that they have been thor. wheels. approved accessories such as alarms.

DC 20590. D. NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you. Online Edition for Part No.C. To contact NHTSA. it may order a recall and remedy campaign. you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 202-366-0123 in Washington. Department of Transportation. Westwood. area) or write to: NHTSA. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or could cause injury or death.© 09/00 BMW AG . you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying BMW of North America.O. 01 41 0 155 476 .. U. P.S. 7n The following only applies to vehicles owned and operated in the US. However. Box 1227. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline. Washington. Inc. or BMW of North America. If NHTSA receives similar complaints. Inc. your dealer. Telephone (201) 307-4000. New Jersey 07675-1227. it may open an investigation. and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles.

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01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . care Car care and maintenance Owner service procedures Technology Repairs Advanced technology Technical data Data Index Index Online Edition for Part No. 9n Overview Overview Controls and features Controls Operation.

01 41 0 155 476 .Contents Cockpit 16 Locks and security systems: Driving: Controls and features Overview Instrument cluster 18 Keys 32 Steering/Ignition lock 62 Indicator and warning lamps 20 Electronic vehicle Starting the engine 62 Multifunction steering wheel immobilizer 33 Switching off the engine 63 (MFL) 24 Central locking system 34 Parking brake 64 Sports steering wheel with Opening and closing – from the Manual transmission 65 multifunction buttons 25 outside 34 Automatic transmission with Hazard warning flashers 26 Opening and closing – from the Steptronic 66 Warning triangle 26 inside 38 Turn signal indicator/Headlamp First-aid kit 26 Luggage compartment lid 39 flasher 69 Refueling 27 Luggage compartment 41 Wiper/Washer system 69 Fuel specifications 28 Alarm system 42 Rear window defroster 71 Tire inflation pressure 28 Electric power windows 44 Cruise control 72 Sliding/tilt sunroof 45 Everything under control: Adjustments: Odometer 74 Seats 47 Tachometer 74 Seat and mirror memory 50 Energy Control 74 Steering wheel 51 Fuel gauge 75 Mirrors 52 Temperature gauge 75 Car Memory. Key Memory 53 Service Interval Display 75 Check Control 76 Passenger safety systems: Clock 76 Safety belts 54 Computer 77 Airbags 55 Transporting children safely 59 Technology for safety and convenience: Park Distance Control (PDC) 79 Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T) 80 Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 82 Tire Pressure Control (RDC) 86 Contents Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG .

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Lamps: Special operating instructions: Under the hood:

Operation, care and maintenance
Controls and features
Side lamps/Headlamps 88 Break-in procedures 116 Hood 134
Instrument lighting 88 Driving notes 117 Engine compartment 136
High beams/Parking lamps 89 Catalytic converter 117 Washer fluids 138
Fog lamps 89 Antilock Brake System Washer nozzles 138
Interior lamps 89 (ABS) 118 Engine oil 139
Disc brakes 120 Coolant 142
Controlling the climate
Brake system 121 Brake fluid 143
for pleasant driving:
Winter operation 121 Vehicle Identification
Air conditioner 92
Power steering 123 Number 144
Automatic climate control 98
Cellular phones 124
Seat heating 103 Care and maintenance:
Radio reception 124
Roller sun blind 103 The BMW Maintenance
Wheels and tires: System 145
Interior conveniences:
Tire inflation pressures 125 Caring for your vehicle 146
HiFi system 104
Tire condition 125 Airbags 151
Glove compartment 104
Tire replacement 126 Vehicle storage 152
Storage compartments 105
Tire rotation 127
Cellular phones 107 Laws and regulations:
Wheel and tire
Ashtray, front 107 Technical modifications to the
combinations 128
Cigarette lighter 108 vehicle 153
Winter tires 129
Ashtray, rear 108 California Proposition
Snow chains 129
65 Warning 153
Loading and transporting: Approved wheel and tire
OBD interface socket 154
Through-loading system 109 specifications 130
Ski bag 110
Cargo loading 112
Roof-mounted luggage rack 113

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Contents
Replacement procedures: Adaptive Transmission Control Engine data 192

Owner service procedures

Advanced technology

Technical data
Onboard tool kit 158 (ATC) 178 Dimensions 193
Windshield wiper blades 158 Airbags 179 Weights 194
Lamps and bulbs 158 Automatic Stability Control plus Capacities 195
Changing a wheel 165 traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic Electrical system 196
Battery 168 Stability Control (DSC) 180 V-belts 196
Fuses 170 Radio reception 181
Microfilter/Activated-charcoal Four-wheel drive 182
filter 171 Safety belt tensioner 183
Interior rearview mirror with
In case of electrical
automatic dimming
malfunction:
feature 184
Fuel filler door 172
Rain sensor 185
Sliding/Tilt sunroof 172
Tire Pressure Control (RDC) 186
Assistance, giving and Self-diagnostics 187
receiving: Xenon lamps 188
Jump-starting 173
Towing the vehicle 174

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Everything from A to Z 200

Index
Owner service procedures 206

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01 41 0 155 476 . 15n Cockpit 16 Overview Overview Instrument cluster 18 Indicator and warning lamps 20 Multifunction steering wheel (MFL) 24 Sports steering wheel with Controls and features Controls multifunction buttons 25 Hazard warning flashers 26 Warning triangle 26 First-aid kit 26 Refueling 27 Operation. care Car care Fuel specifications 28 and maintenance Tire inflation pressure 28 Owner service procedures Technology Repairs Advanced technology Technical data Data Index Index Overview Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG .

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .16nCockpit 460us298 Online Edition for Part No.

the entire surface functions as the horn 9 Adjusting steering wheel 51 10 Front fog lamps* 89 Data Index Online Edition for Part No. overcoming the resistance 5 Hazard warning flashers 26 6 Central locking system 34 Technology Repairs 7 Rear window defroster 71 8 Horn sports steering wheel*.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 .Cockpit 17n 1 Parking lamps/Low beams 88 Overview 2 > Turn signal indicator 69 > Parking lamps 89 > High beams 89 > Headlamp flasher 69 > Computer* 77 Controls 3 Wiper/Washer system 69 4 Shift lever/Selector lever* 65 For vehicles equipped with manual transmission: Car care To shift into reverse. push the gear shift lever to the left.

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01 41 0 155 476 . 22 12 Indicator for Check Control 76 > Airbags 21 13 Trip odometer.Instrument cluster 19n 1 Fuel gauge with indicator lamp 9 Program display for automatic 14 Indicator and warning lamps Overview for fuel reserve 75 transmission* 66. 68 (clockwise) for: 2 Indicator lamp for turn signal Indicator lamp for automatic > Front fog lamps* 23 indicators 23 transmission* 21. operation via Technology Repairs 7 Indicator and warning lamps the turn signal lever.© 09/00 BMW AG . refer to (clockwise) for: page 77: > Parking brake/Brake hydraulic > Clock system/Cornering Brake Control > Outside temperature (CBC/DBC) 20 > Average fuel consumption > Antilock Brake System (ABS) 22 > Range > Brake pads 22 > Average speed > Tire Pressure Control (RDC)* 20. reset to zero 74 > Please fasten safety belts 21 Data > Cruise control* 23 8 Set button for the clock 76 Index Online Edition for Part No. < > Trip odometer 74 6 Engine coolant temperature gauge > Clock 76 with "Coolant temperature too high" > Service Interval 76 indicator 75 Display for computer*. 66 > Add washer fluid 22 10 Indicator lamp for Automatic > Coolant level 23 3 Speedometer Stability Control plus Traction > Electronic Engine Power Control Controls 4 Indicator lamp for: (EML)* 23 (ASC+T)/Dynamic Stability Control > Battery charge current 20 > Service Engine Soon 23 (DSC)* or DSC* and ADB*/ > High beams 23 ADB-X* 22 > Engine oil pressure/Engine oil You can display the outside level 20. 22 11 Indicator for: temperature and distance driven Car care > Odometer 74 5 Tachometer and Energy Control 74 in different units of measurement.

Please brake applications. Before it lights up while the vehicle is moving. required. If the oil level is correct. Reduce vehicle speed imme- driving.© 09/00 BMW AG . Check the brake fluid level. Avoid hard that are identified by "●" are tested for charging circuit of the alternator. an acoustic signal is monitor themselves automatically. Brake warning lamp for Cana- Engine oil pressure ● dian models. do not Brake hydraulic system ● If a fault should occur in one of these continue driving. or heating. 01 41 0 155 476 . be sure to read the You will see how to react to this below. Check the engine oil and top off as required. Stop the vehicle and switch off the engine immediately. If you do so. the corresponding lamp does engine could be damaged due to over. contact the nearest BMW center. proper functioning whenever the igni. If the V-belt is defective.< Online Edition for Part No. Do not oversteer. If you do so. parking brake is not engaged: not go out after the engine is started. once for different periods of time.< notes on pages 121 and 143. both The battery is no longer being sounded: a tire failure has during engine starts and while you are charged.20nIndicator and warning lamps Technology that monitors itself Red: stop immediately Tire Pressure Control (RDC)* ● Many of the systems of your BMW Battery charge ● In addition. If the V-belt is defective. Do not continue driving. please contact the nearest BMW center. They each light up page 86. For additional information. increased steering effort is also driving further. There is a malfunction occurred. Indicator and warning lamps of the alternator V-belt or in the diately and stop the vehicle. the If the lamp comes on when the systems. the engine could be damaged because of inadequate lubrication. refer to tion key is turned.

refer to consult the nearest BMW center. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. Continue driving cautiously and dian models.© 09/00 BMW AG . refer to page 54. ABS and ASC+T/DSC and belts. Avoid hard brake applica- Car care tions. Technology Repairs belt is fastened. Indicator and warning lamps for For additional information on safety CBC. CBC and For additional information. Brake warning lamp for Cana. ASC+T/DSC and ADB/ADB-X/ page 64. Please have the system checked Please fasten safety belts ● by your BMW center as soon as An acoustic warning signal possible. brake is applied – an additional Because of a malfunction. Please have the system inspected by your BMW center.Indicator and warning lamps 21n Red and yellow: continue driving Red: an important reminder Orange: consult the nearest BMW Overview cautiously Parking brake center The brake warning lamp coming Comes on when the parking Automatic transmission on together with the yellow indi. only in the emergency program. Please Controls The entire ABS. the cator lamps for ABS and ASC+T/ acoustic signal sounds when starting automatic transmission shifts DSC: off. ADB/ADB-X/DBC for Canadian Airbags ● models. 01 41 0 155 476 . page 66. refer to pages 55 and 179. sounds simultaneously. refer to up for a few seconds or until the safety pages 80 and 119. Lights For additional information. defensively. For additional information. refer to DBC control system has failed. For additional information.

ADB is in ready BMW 325xi. ASC+T has been switched off via the For additional information. 330xi: page 81. For additional information. For additional information. is defective. Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic ABS has been deactivated in Refer to pages 28 and 86.© 09/00 BMW AG . or it is defective. If DSC and ADB/ADB-X/DBC for the warning lamp does not go out after Canadian models. 330xi: mode. Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic The indicator lamps remain on: able without limitations. therefore. minimum. Automatic Stability Control plus brake warning lamp ● Conventional braking efficiency is avail. For additional information. refill center. refer to force and braking force. refer to Have the brake pads checked. Engine oil level pressing the DSC button repeatedly. Please have Stability Control (DSC) ● The DSC and ADB/DBC have the system inspected by your BMW Indicator lamp flashes: been switched off by means of the center. Comes on after the engine has then both the DSC and ADB-X are been shut off: Add more engine defective. the DSC page 82. refer to center. Please consult the nearest BMW page 119. The system is active and governs drive button or are defective. ADB-X Engine oil level Please consult the nearest BMW center cannot be switched off. refer to The washer fluid is too low. DSC and ADB-X are defective. page 138. than 30 miles (50 km) until you do. or. For additional information. refer to ABS warning lamp for Canadian button. Please consult the nearest BMW level is at the absolute For additional information. Add washer fluid Please consult the nearest BMW For additional information. refer to page 121.22nIndicator and warning lamps Yellow: check as soon as possible Tire Pressure Control (RDC) ● Automatic Stability Control plus Antilock Brake System (ABS) ● Check the tire inflation pressure. ADB-X is in ready mode. refer to The DSC has either been turned off or Indicator and warning lamps page 139. add engine oil as ASC+T beginning on page 80. models. Comes on while driving: the oil in the event of a system malfunction. oil the next time you stop for gas. Online Edition for Part No. at the earliest opportunity. refer to Brake pads ● page 84. has been turned off. refer to soon as possible. 01 41 0 155 476 . Stability Control (DSC) and response to system malfunction. For additional information. For additional information. page 139. The indicator lamp stays lit: center. Do not drive more BMW 325xi.

pages 69 and 89. Add coolant The coolant level is too low. Car care operation by using the multifunction "Service Engine Soon" warning steering wheel. Index Online Edition for Part No. lamp for Canadian models. refer to control is activated. For additional information. refer to with reduced engine output or rpms.© 09/00 BMW AG . Engine electronics* ● Fog lamps Technology Repairs There is a fault in the engine's Lights up whenever you switch electronic control system. Flashes when the turn signal Lights up when the high beams tently. indicator is actuated. refer to Controls tional. is actuated. Available for page 154. Although the vehicle remains opera. For additional information. refer to For additional information. Rapid are on or the headlamp flasher sions-related electronic systems. checked by your BMW center at the Cruise control earliest possible opportunity. The on the front fog lamps. Comes on when the cruise For additional information. 01 41 0 155 476 .Indicator and warning lamps 23n Service Engine Soon ● Green: for your information Blue: for your information Overview If the indicator lamp comes on Turn signal indicator High beams either continuously or intermit. flashing indicates a system malfunction. electronics allow for continued driving For additional information. page 89. For additional information. Please have the system inspected by your BMW center. refer to page 72. Top up the coolant at the earliest opportunity. refer to Data page 142. this indicates a fault in the emis. you should have the systems page 69.

24nMultifunction steering wheel (MFL) The buttons integrated in the multifunc- tion steering wheel are provided so that you can operate a number of accesso- ries quickly and without being distracted from traffic conditions.< 1 Press briefly: 6 Horn: the entire surface functions as Receive a call.© 09/00 BMW AG . Press longer: 8 Cruise control: store and accelerate Voice recognition*: switch on and off (+). 01 41 0 155 476 . You may operate: > selected radio functions 460de065 > the cruise control > selected cellular phone functions. decelerate and store (–) 2 Radio/Cellular phone: select 9 Cruise control: activate/interrupt/ 3 Radio/Cellular phone: scan backward deactivate or scan station keys or scroll in the phone listings 4 Radio/Cellular phone: volume 5 Radio/Cellular phone: scan forward or scan station keys or scroll in the phone listings Online Edition for Part No. initiate dialing and the horn Refer to the individual accessory terminate a call 7 Cruise control: resume stored setting manuals for more detailed descriptions. In order to operate a system via the MFL. the corresponding system controls must be switched on.

< 2 Press briefly: the horn Receive a call. 01 41 0 155 476 . decelerate and store (–) Voice recognition*: switch on and off 9 Cruise control: activate/interrupt/ 3 Radio/Cellular phone: volume deactivate 4 Radio/Cellular phone: scan backward or scan station keys or scroll through the phone listings 5 Radio/Cellular phone: scan forward or scan station keys or scroll through the phone listings Data Index Online Edition for Part No. start dialing.Sports steering wheel with multifunction buttons* 25n The buttons integrated in the sports Overview steering wheel are provided so that you can operate a number of accessories quickly and without being distracted from traffic conditions. the corresponding system controls must be 1 Radio/Cellular phone: select 6 Horn: the entire surface functions as switched on. In order to operate a system via Car care the sports steering wheel. You may operate: Controls > selected radio functions 46cde085 > the cruise control > selected cellular phone functions. terminate 7 Cruise control: resume stored setting Refer to the individual accessory Technology Repairs a call 8 Cruise control: store and accelerate manuals for more detailed descriptions.© 09/00 BMW AG . Press longer: (+).

and replace any whose expira- fore able to use the turn signal indica. Comply with legal require- ments that cover the availability of a first-aid kit in the vehicle. nated whenever the vehicle lamps are To close: fold the cover up. Starting with expiration dates of each of the items ignition key position 1. regularly.< kit may be used within a limited precedence over the hazard time only. a recess on the left-hand side of the passenger seat. check the warning flashers function.< Online Edition for Part No. To help you locate the switch in an luggage compartment where it is To open: pull the handle and fold the emergency.26nHazard warning flashers Warning triangle* First-aid kit* 460de071 460de003 460us002 The push button flashes on and off The hazard warning triangle is stored in The first-aid kit is located under the when the hazard flashers are on. tion dates have passed. on. You can tors.< or pharmacy. For this reason. Comply with legal requirements that cover the availability of a Some of the articles in the first-aid The turn signal function takes hazard warning triangle in the vehicle. the button is also illumi. cover down. you are there. 01 41 0 155 476 . quickly available. even if the hazard warning system purchase replacements in any drugstore has been activated.© 09/00 BMW AG .

cause an specified for proper service.< Fuel spray may cause injury. 01 41 0 155 476 . Online Edition for Part No.< Tank capacity: refer to page 195. > and will reduce the effect of the vapor Data tions and regulations pertaining to fuels. Whether empty or full.© 09/00 BMW AG . A loose or missing cap will activate the "Service Engine Soon" warning lamp. insert the filler nozzle central locking system malfunctions. be sure not to squeeze the strap which is fastened to the cap. as is these containers can leak. nozzle shuts off the first time.< Press on the rear edge of the fuel filler Keep the filler cap in the bracket door to open and close it. While closing. completely into the filler pipe. the nozzle out of the pipe during refu- eling When handling fuels. recovery system on the pump.Refueling 27n Close the fuel cap carefully after Overview refueling until a "click" is heard. whenever the fuel your vehicle. To unlock the fuel filler door if the When refueling. shut off the friendly engine. comply with > results in premature pump shutoff all of the applicable safety precau. If you do not. Technology Repairs Engine Soon" lamp may come on. Never carry spare fuel containers in The fuel tank is full. or lead to fire in the event of a collision. attached to the fuel filler door. Index explosion.< Controls 460de004 460de005 Car care Fuel filler door Simple and environmentally Before filling the tank. Pulling refer to page 172. fuel cannot Open the filler cap carefully to flow into the tank and the "Service prevent fuel from spraying out.

including the space-saver spare Required fuel: tire. Incorrect tire pressure can min.28nFuel specifications Tire inflation pressure The engine uses lead-free gasoline Check tire inflation pressures – only. or spare tire – regularly.< Proper inflation pressures are on a sticker attached to the B-pillar and visible with the driver's door open. a longer trip. Check tire pressures On the next page you will find all the tire pressure and ambient air temperature specifications stated in the units usually used in your country (psi. kilopascal). Online Edition for Part No. The use inflation pressure specified for your of leaded fuels will cause perma- vehicle. at least every two weeks and before beginning > Premium Unleaded Gasoline.< nent damage to the system's oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Inflate the spare tire to the highest tire 460de163 Do not use leaded fuels. otherwise lead to tire damage and acci- AKI = Anti Knock Index dents. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . reactivate the system. For vehicles with Tire Pressure Control (RDC): After a correction of the tire inflation pressure. Refer to page 86. 91 AKI.

Data Index Online Edition for Part No. 325i. 330i/330xi: when using the tires 225/45 R 17 91 W and mixed tires 225/45 ZR 17 (front) + 245/40 ZR 17 (rear) the inflation pressure decreases by 3 psi (20 kilopascal). 325xi: when using the tire 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load.Tire inflation pressure 29n Comply with tire approval BMW Tires Overview specifications All pressure specifications in The inflation pressures in the table the table are indicated in psi apply to tires from BMW-approved (kilopascal) for cold tires manufacturers. Higher All summer tires 29 (200) 33 (230) 33 (230) 41 (280) Controls pressures may be specified for tires 320i All winter tires 32 (220) 36 (250) 36 (250) 44 (300) from other manufacturers. 01 41 0 155 476 . For all-season tires. Your BMW center is (cold = ambient temperature) familiar with these pressures. 325xi All winter tires 33 (230) 38 (260) 38 (260) 45 (310) 330i Car care Your vehicle is equipped with tires that All summer and winter tires 33 (230) 38 (260) 38 (260) 45 (310) meet US and European standards. You will find 325i All summer tires 30 (210) 35 (240) 35 (240) 42 (290) a list of approved tires sizes beginning on page 130.© 09/00 BMW AG . the Technology Repairs inflation pressure increases by 3 psi (20 kilopascal). use the same tire inflation pressure as for summer tires. 330xi We recommend the exclusive use of All Space-saver spare tire 61 (420) BMW-approved tires. BMW 320i.

Key Memory 53 Passenger safety systems: Safety belts 54 Airbags 55 Transporting children safely 59 Controls Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG .30n Locks and security systems: Keys 32 Electronic vehicle immobilizer 33 Central locking system 34 Opening and closing – from the outside 36 Opening and closing – from the inside 38 Luggage compartment lid 39 Luggage compartment 41 Alarm system 42 Electric power windows 44 Sliding/tilt sunroof 45 Adjustments: Seats 47 Seat and mirror memory 50 Steering wheel 51 Mirrors 52 Car Memory. 01 41 0 155 476 .

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . care Car care Seat heating 103 Rear window defroster 71 Roller sun blind 103 and maintenance Cruise control 72 Interior conveniences: Everything under control: HiFi system 104 Owner service procedures Odometer 74 Glove compartment 104 Technology Repairs Tachometer 74 Storage compartments 105 Energy Control 74 Cellular phones 107 Fuel gauge 75 Ashtray. 31n Driving: Lamps: Overview Overview Steering/Ignition lock 62 Side lamps/Low beams 88 Starting the engine 62 Instrument lightning 88 Switching off the engine 63 High beams/Parking lamps 89 Parking brake 64 Fog lamps 89 Manual transmission 65 Interior lamps 89 Controls and features Controls Automatic transmission with Controlling the climate for Steptronic 66 pleasant driving: Turn signal indicator/Headlamp Air conditioner 92 flasher 69 Wiper/Washer system 69 Automatic climate control 98 Operation. front 107 Temperature gauge 75 Service Interval Display 75 Cigarette lighter 108 Advanced technology Ashtray. rear 108 Check Control 76 Clock 76 Loading and transporting: Computer 77 Through-loading system 109 Technology for safety and Ski bag 110 Technical data Cargo loading 112 convenience: Roof-mounted luggage rack 113 Park Distance Control (PDC) 79 Data Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T) 80 Dynamic Stability Control Index (DSC) 82 Index Tire Pressure Control (RDC) 86 Online Edition for Part No.

for instance on page 33). For this reason. Refer to page 53 key. 01 41 0 155 476 . If possible. take all of the master keys that belong to the vehicle with you when you pick up your 1 The master keys with remote control replacement key.32nKeys 3 Door and ignition key Replacement keys The locks for the luggage compart. Refer also to page 35. turn that key to position 2 in the ignition lock once (ignition switched on) There is an extended-life battery and then back. This key is not intended for continuous use Online Edition for Part No.< 2 Spare key for storage in a safe place. This allows the elec- in every master key which is tronic vehicle immobilizer to "learn" the charged automatically in the steering new key. use that key at least once a year while driving for an extended period.© 09/00 BMW AG . if you have a master key that is otherwise not used. Replacement keys are available exclu- ment lid and the glove compartment sively through your BMW center.< lock as you drive. determine the functions of the Key When you receive a new replacement Memory. such as in your wallet. This will charge the battery. Since cannot be operated with this key – the keys belong to a security system this is recommended for valet (refer to "Electronic vehicle immobilizer" parking. your BMW center is obli- gated to be sure that a person 46cde059 requesting a key is authorized to do so.

The system will not release the ignition. fuel Car care injection and starter unless it recog- The key to security nizes an "authorized" key. This electronic immo. simulta- neously serving as a communications Controls interface designed to allow the security 46cde060 system to maintain a continuous stream of variable. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. Your BMW center can cancel the elec- tronic system authorization for individual keys (in the event of loss. 01 41 0 155 476 .Electronic vehicle immobilizer 33n How the electronics work Overview At the heart of this system is an elec- tronic chip that is integrated into the key.© 09/00 BMW AG . Your BMW is equipped with a passive anti-theft system. vehicle-specific signals with the electronic circuitry in the key. for instance). Force applied to the key can bilization system is designed to reduce damage the integrated electronic Technology Repairs the susceptibility of your vehicle to theft circuitry. A deactivated key can no longer be used to start the engine.< engine using any means other than the special keys furnished with the vehicle. A damaged key can no longer by making it impossible to start the be used to start the engine. The lock mechanism itself is actu- ally a dual-function device.

The alarm system is also message set to inform you that the to unlock/lock the door. (in the event of electrical malfunction) vated simultaneously. > from inside by pressing a button. 01 41 0 155 476 .< the fuel filler door (see page 38).34nCentral locking system Opening and closing – from the outside The concept Convenience operating mode The central locking system is ready for You can also operate the power operation whenever the driver's door is windows and sliding/tilt sunroof via the closed. compartment lid and the fuel filler door. Online Edition for Part No. turn > doors. The system engages and door lock. releases the locks on the > To open: with the door closed. > from outside via the door lock and Watch during the closing process using the remote control Using the key to be sure that no one is injured. tion. the luggage Manual operation outside. the key to the "Unlock" position and > luggage compartment lid and hold it. armed or disarmed. turn The central locking system can be the key to the "Lock" position and operated hold it. Both the door locks and the safety lock buttons You can have a confirmation Turn the key to the extreme left or right remain locked. One turn of the key in the driver's door Releasing the key stops the opera- Activating it from inside does not lock lock unlocks the driver's door only.< If locked from the inside. In addition. 460de006 > fuel filler door. the central locking system unlocks automatically in the event of an accident. the antitheft system is acti. the hazard warning flashers and interior lamps come on. vehicle has been properly locked. When Turning the key a second time unlocks the system is actuated from the all of the remaining doors. > To close: with the door closed.© 09/00 BMW AG .

surrender only the door instance.< Index Online Edition for Part No.< turned on.Opening and closing – from the outside 35n Using the remote control Master keys that are used repeat- Overview The remote control makes opening and edly are always ready for opera- locking the doors of your vehicle very tion since the battery in the transmitter convenient. and the interior lamps are time. reason. it provides is charged automatically in the steering two additional functions that can only lock as you drive. and the lamps go off. the battery is discharged. for example. Furthermore. no matter whether it Children might be able to lock the please contact your BMW center.© 09/00 BMW AG . Refer to page 32. refer to while driving for an extended period in page 36. you can also to page 32. for Master keys remote control. the alarm system is opened again from the outside at any disarmed.< vated simultaneously when you unlock with you so that the vehicle can be the vehicle. Car care "search for" your vehicle – when To prevent unauthorized use of the parked in an underground garage. and ignition key or the spare key (refer > Open the luggage compartment. Use this key 460de494 > Switch on the interior lamps. Keys with remote control are master to page 32) when leaving the vehicle for refer to page 37. Data You can have a confirmation message set to inform you that the vehicle has been properly locked. Technology Repairs The luggage compartment lid will In the event of a system malfunction. 01 41 0 155 476 . For this You can also obtain replacement keys The anti-theft system is also deacti. valet parking. the systems are activated and armed. has been locked or unlocked. open slightly. When you lock the vehicle. doors from the inside. Refer also With this function. order to charge the battery. keys. be executed by means of the remote If it is no longer possible to unlock the Controls control: vehicle via the remote control. always take the vehicle keys there.

refer to windows and the sliding/tilt sunroof are page 43. interior motion sensor* Press button 2 again immediately after Convenience opening mode locking. Online Edition for Part No. press button 2 door only. The power For additional information. Press and hold button 1. After locking the vehicle. After unlocking the driver's door. opened. 01 41 0 155 476 .36nOpening and closing – from the outside 463de025 46cde057 46cde057 To unlock the vehicle To lock and secure To switch on the interior lamps Press button 1 to unlock the driver's Press button 2. press button 1 twice to unlock the entire To switch off the tilt alarm* and vehicle.© 09/00 BMW AG . again.

Operation is subject to the To open the luggage compartment If this should occur. including interference that may cause undesired operation.< changes to these devices could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Before and after a trip. you can still open following two conditions: Press button 3.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. the alarm can be sounded in comply with part 15 of the FCC (Federal the event of danger. Communications Commission) regula- Pressing button 1 will deactivate the tions. be sure that the luggage compartment lid Any unauthorized modifications or was not opened unintentionally. > this device must accept any interfer- was previously locked or unlocked. ence received. and Technology Repairs slightly. following: Controls FCC ID: LX8EWS 46cde058 Non-BMW systems LX8FZVS The proper functioning of the remote LX8FZVE control system may be affected by Compliance statement: Car care other units or equipment operating in This device complies with part 15 of the the immediate vicinity of your vehicle. if it is armed. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . Operation is governed by the alarm. FCC Rules.Opening and closing – from the outside 37n Panic-Mode (trigger alarm) For US owners only Overview By pressing button 3 for more than two The transmitter and receiver units seconds. regardless of whether the lid compartment locks. and close the vehicle using the master > This device may not cause harmful The luggage compartment lid will open key in both the door and luggage interference.

The fuel filler door > pull the release handle for each door then remains unlocked. from being inadvertently locked out of the vehicle.< If you desire. always take the vehicle's keys only. For this compartment lid are unlocked or locked reason. the central locking system will secure the locks as soon as you start to drive. opened again from the outside at any time. This can be adjusted to be key-specific. The antitheft alarm system is not with you so that the vehicle can be activated. design feature to prevent the driver and the second one opens it.< If only the driver's door was unlocked from the outside and you press on the button. Use this button to operate the central locking system when the front doors Children might be able to lock the are closed. The doors and luggage doors from the inside. then all the other doors. 01 41 0 155 476 . As an added 460us007 twice: the first pull unlocks the door.© 09/00 BMW AG .38nOpening and closing – from the inside To unlock and open the doors To engage the locks > Either unlock the doors together with > Use the central locking button to lock the button for the central locking all doors at once system and then pull each of the or release handles above the armrests > press the individual safety lock or buttons down. luggage compartment lid and the fuel filler door will unlock if the driver's door is open. The driver's door will be locked if it is closed. the driver's door safety lock button will not engage as long as the door is open.< Online Edition for Part No.

resistance point and then pull it out in (arrow): ment lid. and disconnects it from the central The luggage compartment is lit when locking system. refer to page 40. Data The luggage compartment is locked again as soon as you close the lid. Index Online Edition for Part No. used to prevent unauthorized access to the luggage compartment when you Manual operation surrender the door and ignition key (in the event of electrical malfunction) (refer to page 32) for valet parking. The luggage compartment lid opens Technology Repairs This locks the luggage compartment lid slightly. Opening from the inside. the horizontal position. This feature can be the luggage compartment lid is opened. stop – the luggage compartment lid will open slightly.© 09/00 BMW AG .Luggage compartment lid 39n Overview Controls 460de008 460de009 460de010 Car care The lock To secure separately To open from outside Only the master key (refer to page 32) Turn the master key to the right past the Press the button in the handle recess fits in the lock of the luggage compart. 01 41 0 155 476 . for Turn the master key to the left to the instance.

< Opening from the inside* To close If the luggage compartment lid has not The handle recesses in the interior trim been locked separately. be sure that the travel path of the luggage compartment lid is clear when it is closed. Refer to page 92 or 98.40nLuggage compartment lid Do not drive with the luggage compartment lid open.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . stationary. as with all closing procedures. To avoid injuries.< Online Edition for Part No. since exhaust fumes could penetrate the inte- rior of the vehicle. > Increase the air supply for the air conditioner or the automatic climate control to a high level. Should it be abso- lutely necessary to operate the vehicle with the luggage compartment lid open: > Close all windows and the sliding/tilt 460de011 460de067 sunroof. you can open it panel of the luggage compartment lid with this button in the footwell on the (arrows) make it easier to pull the lid driver's side when the vehicle is down.

© 09/00 BMW AG . The rubberized side may Technology Repairs hanger (arrow). 01 41 0 155 476 . Data Index Online Edition for Part No. 460de106 460de180 Car care Floor panel Floor mat To raise and secure the floor panel. be washed. Refer also to "Cargo loading" on Controls page 112. lift You can turn the floor mat over if it by the ring and hook it into the rubber required (for transporting soiled objects seal of the run-off gutter with the for instance).Luggage compartment 41n The fittings at the inner corners of the Overview luggage compartment provide you with a convenient means of attaching luggage nets* and flexible straps for securing suitcases and luggage. It reduces movement of objects placed on it.

the system it is closed. the alarm system is also simul- (interior motion sensor). > If the indicator lamp flashes during You can also open the luggage arming of the system: the door(s). 30 seconds.< continuously: the system is armed.© 09/00 BMW AG . > If the indicator lamp goes out when the system is disarmed: no manipula- tion or attempted intrusions have been detected in the period since the system was armed. acknowledgment for both acti.42nAlarm system* The concept To activate and deactivate the The vehicle's alarm system responds: alarm system > When a door. correctly. compartment lid when the system is hood or luggage compartment lid are > The high beams flash on and off in armed by pressing button 3 of the not completely closed. When not close the alerted area. > To a change of the vehicle's tilt – if The interior motion sensor and the tilt 463us010 someone attempts to steal the wheels alarm sensor are activated approx. Indicator lamp displays The system responds to unauthorized vehicle entry and attempted theft by The indicator lamp is located under the simultaneously activating the following: You can have a signal set as interior rearview mirror. or tow the vehicle without authoriza. areas. > When the indicator lamp flashes > Sounding an acoustical alarm for vating and deactivating the alarm. five minutes. locking the vehicle. the lid is once again begins to monitor the remaining secured. However. the vated for approx. 01 41 0 155 476 . and the indicator lamp flashes continuously after 10 seconds. taneously armed or disarmed. 30 seconds after you have finished tion. > If there is an interruption of battery If the alarm system has been armed voltage. the interior motion sensor is not activated. the hazard warning flashers flash once. by using a key or with the remote > To movement inside the vehicle control. > The hazard warning flashers are acti. for example. Even if you do the same rhythm. Online Edition for Part No. remote control (refer to page 37). the hood or the When the vehicle is locked or unlocked luggage compartment lid is opened.

Following triggering of an alarm. However. or The transmitter and receiver of the inte- when the vehicle is transported by rior motion sensor are located in a trim panel in the vehicle's roof. Technology Repairs trailer or train: Lock the vehicle twice (= arm the In order for the interior motion sensor to system). The tilt alarm under the heading "Avoiding an unin- sensor and the interior motion sensor tentional alarm") if you wish to leave the are deactivated as long as the system is windows or sliding/tilt sunroof open. the windows and control twice in succession or lock the sliding/tilt sunroof must be completely vehicle twice with the key (refer to closed.© 09/00 BMW AG . Index Online Edition for Part No. you should switch off the inte- The indicator lamp lights up briefly and rior motion sensor (see previous column then flashes continuously. Press button 2 on the remote function properly. Data Activate the alarm to reactivate the tilt alarm sensor and the interior motion sensor. armed. You can do this to prevent a false alarm from being triggered (in garages Interior motion sensor with elevator ramps. the Controls indicator lamp will flash continuously. 460de159 Avoiding an unintentional alarm The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion Car care sensor may be switched off at the same time. for instance).Alarm system* 43n > If the indicator lamp flashes for Overview 10 seconds when the system is disarmed: an attempted entry has been detected in the period since the system was armed. page 36). 01 41 0 155 476 .

44nElectric power windows Separate switches are located under Safety feature the windows in the rear passenger A contact strip is located on the inside area. as long system will respond by stopping the as neither of the front doors has been window and then retracting it a small 460de311 opened. tance point and holding it. > Depress the switch until you feel You can disable this safety feature by resistance: For the convenience operating mode pressing the switch beyond the resis- The window will continue to open as with the door lock or remote control. for instance). 01 41 0 155 476 .< long as you hold the switch. Otherwise. Remove the key from the ignition Despite this safety feature. Online Edition for Part No. refer to page 34 or 36. You can close windows in the same manner by pulling the switch. If After the ignition has been switched off: pressure is exerted against this contact You can still operate the power strip while a window is being raised. distance. so that children the closing path of the window is not Open and close the windows cannot operate the power windows and obstructed. Pressing the switch again stops the opening cycle. upper frame of each of the windows. an object might From ignition key position 1: possibly injure themselves.© 09/00 BMW AG . > Press the switch briefly past the pres- sure point: The window will move automatically. be lock and close the doors when extremely careful to ensure that you leave the vehicle.< not touch the contact strip in some situ- ations (very thin objects. the windows for up to 15 minutes.

Index Online Edition for Part No. as long as neither of the front doors has been opened. Failure to do so can result in injuries. Remove the key from the ignition and Controls close the doors when you leave the vehicle so that children cannot operate 460de014 460de015 the sunroof and possibly injure them- selves. Close the roof as far as is Do not use force to close the the vehicle.< necessary until this natural phenom- enon ceases. from using the switch in increase the air supply if necessary. refer to page 34 or 36.Electric power windows Sliding/tilt sunroof* 45n Exercise care when closing the Overview sliding/tilt sunroof and keep it in your field of vision until it is completely closed. you can prevent the children. the headliner retracts If the sunroof is completely open. Press the safety switch whenever children are riding in the rear of vehicle when you are driving at higher speeds. or you could damage the mecha- nism. 01 41 0 155 476 . keep the air This way. until you feel resistance. When lifting. air disturbances may be caused in the several inches.© 09/00 BMW AG .< For the convenience operating mode with the door lock or the remote After the ignition has been switched off. you can still operate the sunroof for up Data to 15 minutes. windows. vents in the dashboard open and From ignition key position 1. press the for example. Careless use of the power headliner when the sunroof is windows can lead to injury. switch or slide it to the desired direction Technology Repairs the rear* to open and close the rear Refer to page 92 or 101. open.< Car care To avoid pressure or drafts in the passenger compartment when the Safety switch Lifting – Opening – Closing sunroof is open or raised. control.

46nSliding/tilt sunroof* Automatic opening and closing Safety feature Power loss or malfunction > Press the switch past the resistance If the sliding/tilt sunroof encounters In the event of an electrical system point briefly: the sunroof travels to resistance at a point roughly past the malfunction. be manually operated. press the sunroof will open again slightly. always fully raised position. obstructed. the sliding/tilt sunroof can either the fully-closed or fully-open middle of its travel when it is closing.© 09/00 BMW AG . You can disable this safety feature by pressing the switch beyond the resis- tance point and holding it. an object might not touch the contact strip in some situ- ations (very thin objects. 01 41 0 155 476 .< Online Edition for Part No. > With the sunroof open. the closing cycle is interrupted and the page 172. Otherwise. for instance). Refer to position. be careful to ensure that the Pressing the switch again briefly stops closing path of the roof is not the motion immediately. switch briefly toward "Lift:" the sunroof automatically extends to its Despite this safety feature.

leading to Pull the lever and slide the seat to the After a seat adjustment. there is a risk that you will Pull the lever and apply weight to or slide under the safety belt in an acci.© 09/00 BMW AG . remove weight from the seat as dent. instructions below carefully: sit all the way back in the seat and rest your back fully against the backrest.Seat adjustment Mechanical seat 47n For your personal safety when adjusting Correct sitting posture Overview the seat position. and the ensuing loss of 460de109 distance driving. provided by the safety belt. increase the backrest angle slightly to dent. height of the safety belt also. a loose lap bent. 2 Cushion height If you do so. apply pres- Technology Repairs page 54. For long- movement. reduce muscular tension. an extreme angle (especially important for the front passenger to remember).< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. sure to the cushion to ensure that the Never ride with the backrest reclined to latch engages securely. you may wish to vehicle control could lead to an acci. adjust the abdominal injury. 1 Longitudinal adjustment belt could slide over the hips. 01 41 0 155 476 . please follow the To reduce strain on the spinal column. Never try to adjust your seat while The ideal sitting posture is achieved operating the vehicle. The seat with your head extending from your Controls could respond with an unexpected spine in a straight line. You should Be sure that the safety belt remains be able to grasp the steering wheel at Car care firmly against your body at all times. if the belt is worn loosely. thus reducing the protection required. In addition. the safety desired position. Refer to belt's restraint effectiveness is reduced After releasing the lever. In its highest point with your arms slightly the event of a frontal impact.

> Adjust the head restraint. positions. required.48nMechanical seat Head restraints 460de068 460de283 460de137 3 Backrest angle Adjustments Removal Pull the lever and apply weight to or Height: adjust by pulling up or pushing > Pull the head restraint upward to the remove weight from the backrest as down. press button 1. Adjust the head restraint so that its center is approximately at the height of your ears. stop. > Press the button (arrow) and remove In order to move to the lowest the head restraint.© 09/00 BMW AG .< Online Edition for Part No. Head restraints reduce the risk of injury to the cervical vertebra in the event of an accident. 01 41 0 155 476 . Rotate them in the desired direction.< Installation To adjust the angle of the front head > Press the button (arrow) and insert restraints: the head restraint into the guides.

3 Backrest angle Technology Repairs Pull the lever as often as necessary to The upper hips and spinal column The head restraint is adjusted manually. receive supplementary support to help 2 To adjust the tilt angle downward: you maintain a relaxed. the risk of personal injury. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .< 3 Thigh support area: > Press the upper/lower end of the Pull the lever and adjust the position switch: of the cushion for thigh support as Increase the upper/lower curvature. reach the desired angle. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. Please refer to the adjustment Push the lever as often as necessary > Press the front/rear of switch: instructions on page 47 to reduce to reach the desired angle.BMW sports seat* Lumbar support* Power seat* 49n Overview Controls 460de122 460de103 460de016 Car care With this seat. desired. upright posture. Increase/decrease curvature. you can also adjust the You can adjust the backrest's contour 1 Backward/Forward adjustment tilt angle and the thigh support: for additional support in the curvature 2 Cushion height 1 To adjust the tilt angle upward: of your spine's lumbar region.

position 1 or 2.< 4 Press memory button 1. ignition key either removed or in posi- tions. Security function: BMW sports seat You can store and recall three different 1 With the driver's door closed and the 1 Tilt angle driver's seat and outside mirror posi. the indicator lamp goes out. there is a risk of accident from cator lamp in the button lights up. instructions on page 47 to reduce while the vehicle is moving. If you 3 Press the MEMORY button: the indi- the risk of personal injury. The head restraint (refer to page 48) To store If you press the MEMORY button acci- and the thigh support area (refer to dentally: press the button a second 1 Turn the key to ignition key page 49) are adjusted manually. 2 Backward/Forward adjustment 2 Maintain pressure on the desired The adjustment setting of the lumbar 3 Cushion height memory button (1. 2 or 3) until the support is not saved in the memory. 4 Backrest angle adjustment process is completed.< do so. tion 0 or 2. 2 Adjust your seat and outside mirrors Please refer to the adjustment Do not select a memory position to the desired position. unexpected seat movement.© 09/00 BMW AG . The adjustment cycle is canceled 460de025 460de017 immediately if you press a seat adjustment switch or one of the memory buttons. Online Edition for Part No.50nPower seat* Seat and mirror memory* To select a stored setting Convenience function: 1 Open the driver's door after unlocking or set the ignition key in position 1. 2 Briefly press memory button 1. time. 01 41 0 155 476 . 2 or 3 as desired: the indicator lamp goes out. 2 or 3 as desired.

01 41 0 155 476 . If you fail to do so. be sure that the foot- well behind the driver's seat is unob- Car care structed before unlocking the vehicle." the passenger-side mirror while the vehicle is moving. there is a risk of accident from to see the area directly adjacent to unexpected movement. persons or objects Passenger side exterior mirror tilt 1 Push the locking lever downward. could be injured or damaged if the seat function 2 Adjust the steering wheel (fore/aft should move backward. You can deactivate this automatic feature: set the mirror selection switch to the "passenger side" position.© 09/00 BMW AG . If you tilts downward.).< 460de073 460us301 If you make use of this method of adjustment.< the vehicle during parking (curbs. 2 When the selector lever is placed in Do not adjust the steering wheel "Reverse. (automatic curb monitor) 3 Pull the lever back in to clamp the Technology Repairs 1 Move the mirror selector switch 1 to steering wheel in the new position.Seat and mirror memory* Adjusting steering wheel 51n Your BMW center can adjust your Overview vehicle's systems in such a manner that your personalized settings are automatically set for the seat and outside mirror positions when you unlock the vehicle with your personal Controls remote control. etc. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. the "driver's mirror" position.< and up/down) to the desired position. This allows the driver do so.

52nMirrors You can also adjust the mirrors manu- ally by pressing against the outer edges of their lenses. Both mirrors are automatically defrosted with the ignition key in position 2. tilt the mirror by turning Electric defrosting between mirrors the button. Lighted vanity mirror* Fold down the sun visor and slide the cover panel to the side as required. Sun visors These can be folded down toward the windshield or swiveled out against the side windows. When estimating 460us302 463us011 the distance between yourself and other traffic. The mirror lamps operate from ignition key position 1. bear in mind that the objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear.< 1 Switch for 4-way adjustment To reduce glare from behind when 2 Selection switch for changing driving at night.© 09/00 BMW AG . The mirror on the passenger's side features a lens with a more convex surface than the mirror installed on the driver's side. Online Edition for Part No. Estimations of the Exterior mirrors distance to following traffic should Interior rearview mirror therefore not be regarded as precise. 01 41 0 155 476 .

You will see this symbol through- For an explanation of the electro. Technology Repairs this mirror automatically dims through own personal requirements. undimmed mode whenever the trans. > Activating/deactivating* daytime The mirror switches to its clear. Index remote control. The of the vehicle. keep the two photo. neering your vehicle. > Automatically setting the driver's To ensure that the mirror continues to There are settings related to the vehicle power seat. included several user-defined func. operate properly. Key Memory 53n exchange with the key. cells clean and unobstructed. BMW has Me-Home lamps function. the other side of the mirror. in accordance with your wishes. In engi. out the Owner's Manual. first photocell (arrow) is in the mirror glass. In order for you to distinguish between different keys. You can > When unlocking your vehicle. and makes Overview adjustments accordingly. then the rest Data while the other is offset somewhat on adjusted for four different persons. One individuals ("Key Memory"). only requirement is that each person uses his or her own remote control key. the vehicle recognizes remind you at appropriate places of the refer to page 184. A Car care few examples follow below: Examples for Car Memory: Interior rearview mirror with How the system functions automatic dimming feature* You have probably frequently wished > Various signals as acknowledgement By responding to the effects of ambient that you could configure individual when locking or unlocking your light and the glare from following traffic. 01 41 0 155 476 . running lamps. ("Car Memory") and settings related to > Locking your vehicle after starting off. It is to When your vehicle is unlocked with the chromic technology used in this mirror. settings that are available to you. > Deactivating/activating the Follow- an infinitely variable range. Controls What the system can do 460de020 463de029 Your BMW center can provide you with details on the capabilities of the Car Memory and Key Memory systems.Mirrors Car Memory. colored decals are supplied together with the keys. have up to four different basic settings unlock the driver's door.© 09/00 BMW AG . tions in the vehicle's design. functions of your vehicle to reflect your vehicle.< the individual user by means of a data Online Edition for Part No. Your BMW mission is placed in reverse gear center can make these settings for you Examples for Key Memory: (selector lever in "Reverse").

refer to page 149. where it does not exert pressure on the abdominal area. Never allow infants or small children to ride in a passenger's lap. Pull on the the belt and guide it back into its reel. Hold the belt from fitting properly. do not run it To fasten: the safety belt height adjustment. In addition. Expectant mothers should also wear For care instructions.< Online Edition for Part No. a loose lap belt could passengers sitting on the left and right.© 09/00 BMW AG . jammed. the belt does not become caught or the belt buckle. If you do not. leading to abdom- The belt buckle with the word "CENTER" inal injury. taking special care to place the lap belt over the lower hips. In the event of a are integrated in the rear seat are for frontal impact. Do not allow the belt to rest against Fasten your safety belt at the beginning You can adjust the safety belts to fit hard or fragile objects. across sharp edges and be sure that Make sure you hear the catch engage in Slide the button downward or upward. belt periodically to readjust the tension The two rear safety belt buckles which across your shoulder. To release: Avoid wearing clothing that prevents Press the red button in the buckle. the safety belt.54nSafety belts For your safety. the safety belt's is intended exclusively for passengers restraint effectiveness is reduced if the sitting in the middle. Never route the of every trip. slide over your hips. the safety belts may not be able to provide their maximum protection. your own physical dimensions by using belt across your neck. The following information also applies to your passengers: Never allow more than one person to 460de136 460us074 wear a single safety belt. 01 41 0 155 476 . please comply with the following instruction for wearing safety belts. belt is worn loosely. Avoid twisting the belt while routing it Drive with your safety belt on Safety belt height adjustment firmly across your hips and shoulder.

consult the manu. during an accident.© 09/00 BMW AG . have your BMW center The centre seat belt should only be inspect the safety belt anchors. If you do so. the child subjected to the stresses involved could be injured when the airbag is trig- in an accident or otherwise damaged: gered. it will not passenger replacement. If you do so. 01 41 0 155 476 . 460de140 and the restraint systems should be including the safety belt tensioner. If a used when it is necessary to secure Car care child restraint system was in the vehicle three child restraint systems. Each of the side airbags is designed to Index help support the upper body.Safety belts Airbags 55n For child restraint system installation.< for driver and passenger (front) Technology Repairs Vehicles with through-loading 3 Side airbags for driver and pasenger system: please comply with the (front and rear*) instructions for the center safety belt on page 109. Child restraint systems* Overview refer to page 61. Do not modify the child restraint system 1 Front airbags for driver and facturer's instructions regarding in any way. Controls have the entire safety belt mechanism Children should always ride in the rear replaced by your BMW center. Data The Side impact Head Protection System and side airbags help provide protection in the event of a side impact. Never install a rear-facing child restraint device on the front If the safety belt system has been passenger seat. Online Edition for Part No. Protective effect The front airbags supplement the three- point safety belts by providing additional protection for the front-seat occupants in the event of a severe frontal collision when the protection afforded by the belts alone may no longer be sufficient. addition. In secured with the outer belts.< provide your child with maximum 2 Side impact Head Protection System protection.

provides optimal protection.56nAirbags Operational status Sitting correctly with airbags The indicator lamp in the instru. the instru- comes on if the safety belt ment panel and the door while still The airbags will not be triggered in tensioners have been triggered. Please Airbags are located under cover panels gered within their normal response contact your BMW center for additional in the steering wheel. even if the level of impact would information. following instructions for the tional status of the airbag airbags. they are not a substitute for > The indicator lamp fails to come on. always grasp the steering wheel on the rim with the hands at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions. Online Edition for Part No. there is BMW center. Wear your safety belt at all The side airbags in the rear > The indicator lamp comes on briefly times. the safety belt If there is a system malfunction. and in the sides Have your BMW center inspect the of the inside roof lining. 01 41 0 155 476 . For your safety.< in the side trim panels in the front and normally have triggered them. or collisions from the either at the time of manufacture or by a rear. The illustration depicts schematically system immediately. safety belts. devices designed to provide extra System malfunction: protection. If you do not. rear. or collisions from the all vehicle controls.© 09/00 BMW AG . range. You may have them acti. protection. comply with the ment cluster displays the opera. All passengers in the vehicle System operational: should be aware of and comply with this 460de141 information: > The indicator lamp comes on briefly The airbags are supplemental restraint then goes out. and then lights up in the event of a minor accident. a vehicle roll-over. the airbags may system when the ignition key is in posi. a risk that the airbags will not be trig- vated if you desire to do so. provides maximum distance between The airbag indicator lamp also you and the steering wheel. vehicle roll-over. in the roof panels. rear.not be able to provide their maximum tion 1 and higher. In these instances. The airbags will not be triggered passenger area* of your vehicle before going out.< allowing comfortable and safe access to the event of a minor accident. a may already have been deactivated again.c To avoid sustaining hand and arm inju- ries. in the dashboard. Adjust your seat to a position that the primary directions of vehicle impact that initiate an airbag deployment.

if so equipped. If you are area between the airbag and an occu. Never let an occupant's head please contact your BMW center. Please note that observed. trim panel indicates the airbag's loca. The ignition and restraint system in the front passenger Accident research shows that the inflation noise may induce a mild seat of this vehicle. occupants should sit BMW center. For and 179. safest place for children in an automo. hands and or modify them in any other way. The rear seat side airbags may already have been deactivated. cover them the word "Airbag" imprinted on the door risk of injuries to the face. arms occurring from airbag deployment Car care Do not install a rear-facing child tion. be held on the lap of a passenger. we recommend that the rear seat in the direction of the side trim seat side airbags. Do not use the cover panel above the belts). your rear seat side airbags. be against the side airbag.Airbags 57n Do not place your hands on the center At all times. children and adults using the safety the airbags activated or deactivated. be Data panels. However. Do not their heads on or near the side airbag. serious injuries deactivated if children will travel in the can occur if the airbag is triggered. or wish to have pant. example. a child — even though belted If your vehicle is equipped with side — may fall asleep with his or her head airbags in the rear passenger area. larger uncertain of their status. if so equipped. in isolated instances. It may be diffi- sure that child restraints are mounted cult for a driver to ensure that children correctly and provided with the in the rear seat will remain properly greatest-possible distance between the positioned at all times and not place airbags in the side trim panels. If they do so. Labels in the rear door Overview pad.< rear seat.© 09/00 BMW AG .< Controls passenger-side airbag as a storage rest near or on a side airbag because area. restrained may place his or her head on the airbag system. upright and be properly restrained opening should indicate the status of Never allow any objects to obstruct the (infants and small children in appro. the inflating airbag could cause a Even when all these guidelines are Do not apply adhesive materials to the serious or fatal injury. priate child restraint systems. a child viduals. refer to pages 152 Infants or small children should never or near the airbag. children less than 5 feet (150 cm) tall sitting in the rear seat and not properly For additional information concerning Technology Repairs should ride only in the rear seat. allow children to lean out of the child's Therefore. either Index at the time of manufacture or by a Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 . temporary hearing loss in sensitive indi- Children under 13 years of age and bile is in the rear seat. there is still a small residual cover panels of the airbags.

Online Edition for Part No. side airbags (arrow) are provided.58nAirbags 462us012 462us013 This is the right way for a child to sit in a This is the right way for a larger child to child restraint when rear side airbags sit wearing the safety belt when rear (arrow) are provided.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 .

The door can now be opened from the Technology Repairs When reattaching it. please follow the manufacturer's oper- With the through-loading system: ating and safety precautions.© 09/00 BMW AG . (Refer to page 109). Data Index Online Edition for Part No. flip the rear backrest forward halfway. downward: mount by pulling it toward the front. push the safety lever Remove the cover cap on the outer system in the left rear seat.Transporting children safely 59n Overview Controls 460de300 462de278 460de021 Car care LATCH attachment of the child The illustration shows the mounts for a Child-safety locks seat LATCH attachment of the child-restraint On a rear door.< To remove the cover cap easily. make sure that the To mount the LATCH attachment outside only. 01 41 0 155 476 . recess points upward. of the child-restraint system.

ries. sponding anchorage point to secure the move the passenger seat as far away child restraint system. Because the backrest remain properly and securely restrained nation lap/shoulder belt. an industry recommended the system. designed to be secured with a lap belt supplemental restraint system for the Be sure that all occupants (of all ages) or with the lap belt portion of a combi- front passenger. First.c Improperly or inadequately installed restraint systems can increase the risk (of the kind designed for infants under 1 year and 20 lbs. child restraint's manufacturer whenever complying with the legal standard are Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag you use such a device. important precaution is intended to Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 . infant) to ride in the front seat. passenger seat. This cover first on the middle location. on any rear-facing child restraint system at all times. three additional tether anchorage points (refer to the arrows in rest could lead to serious or fatal inju- the illustration) have been provided. the following: We strongly urge you to carefully read Never install a rearward-facing child and comply with the instructions for restraint system in the front passenger installation and use provided by the Commercially available child seats seat of this vehicle. tether strap. Older children and pass the tether strap between the should be tightly secured with the safety headrest and the seat back.60nTransporting children safely If the respective seating position is maximize the distance between the fitted with a headrest lift the headrest airbag and the child. certain attach the tether strap to the corre. Depending on the location selected for If it is necessary for a child (not an seating in the rear passenger area. precautions should be taken. facing child restraint system that has tions.© 09/00 BMW AG . first been properly secured with a safety belt.) would be within the All rear seating positions in your of injury to children. you should vehicle meet the recommendations of follow the instructions that come with never mount such a device in the front SAE J1819. Always read and airbag's deployment range. Remove the from the dashboard as possible. since the impact of the practice for securing child restraint If you use a child restraint system with a airbag against the child restraint's back. please read system in the front passenger seat. belt. 380us123 Before installing any child restraint Never install a rear-facing child restraint device or child seat. Younger children should be Adjust the tether strap according to the secured in an appropriate forward- child restraint manufacturer's instruc. systems in motor vehicles.

462us014 Always comply with the installation instructions provided by the manufac- turer of the child restraint system. remove the the inertia reel mechanism. Allow the child's seat and pull the safety belt out reel to retract the belt somewhat and to its end position on the belt retractor. then tighten the belt against the child restraint system. 01 41 0 155 476 . Information pertaining to this is located in the immediate vicinity of the buckle latch of each safety belt. The belt cannot be extracted further. Car care Child seat security All of the rear belt retractors and the front passenger's safety belt can be Technology Repairs locked for mounting and securing child restraint systems. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. engage the buckle.Transporting children safely 61n Lock the safety belt Unlock the safety belt Overview Extract the entire length of the belt from Release the safety belt.© 09/00 BMW AG . The Controls retraction mechanism is now locked.

0 Steering lock engaged Breathing the exhaust gases poses an The key can only be inserted or Vehicles with manual transmis. Do not run the engine in enclosed ries are available for use. extreme health risk. starting the vehicle. areas. move the selector lever into position "Park" first (Inter- lock). 460de022 2 Ignition on All electrical equipment and accesso. sion: depress the clutch when unconsciousness and death. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide.< If the key is not removed.c tended vehicle with a running engine until the lock engages. but highly toxic gas. sion > Depress the clutch pedal. and can lead to removed in this position. A lockout prevents Do not leave the vehicle unattended After removing the key. 01 41 0 155 476 . an acoustic signal is sounded after the driver's door has been opened. Vehicles with automatic transmis- sion: Do not move the selector lever from the "Park" position until the engine is running (ignition key at position 2). An unat- steering wheel slightly to the left or right not depressed. turn the the engine from starting if the clutch is with the engine running.< Online Edition for Part No. an odorless and 3 Starting the engine colorless. represents a potential safety hazard. In order to turn the key back to posi- tion 0 or to remove it. "Neutral" or "Park" if the vehicle is Individual electrical devices are ready equipped with an automatic transmis- for operation.62nSteering/Ignition lock Starting the engine 1 Steering lock disengaged Before starting Turning the steering wheel slightly to > Engage the parking brake the right or left often makes it easier to > Be sure that the shift lever is in turn the key from 0 to 1.© 09/00 BMW AG .

parking on slopes and inclined > Press the accelerator pedal halfway surfaces.000 meters): leaving it running while the vehicle steering lock. remains stationary. for instance): Do not remove the ignition key Do not actuate the starter for too > Press the accelerator pedal halfway while the vehicle is still moving. service is required. from approx. +5 7 (-15 6) engine starts. or reverse may not provide adequate Engine idle speed is controlled by the resistance to rolling. Instead. tures. Release engage when the steering wheel is Cold start at extremely low tempera- Controls the ignition key immediately when the turned. If engine speed does not decrease. 01 41 0 155 476 ."< should decrease as the engine warms up. Overview while starting the engine.< 10 seconds). Switch the ignition off when the vehicle is not being driven. Increased Vehicles with automatic transmission: speeds at startup are normal and Place the selector lever in "Park.Starting the engine Switching off the engine 63n Do not press the accelerator pedal If the engine does not start on the first Turn the ignition key to position 1 or 0. always and at elevations above 3.© 09/00 BMW AG . but do not turn it for down while engaging the starter. 20 seconds. When you leave the vehicle. attempt (if it is very hot or cold. Technology Repairs engine computer system. the steering lock would more than approx. begin > On the first start attempt. If you did so. Always engage the parking brake when engine speed. always deactivate elec- trical devices that are not in use. short a time.300 feet Do not allow the engine to warm up by remove the ignition key and engage the (above 1. To prevent the battery from discharging. engage the Vehicles with manual transmission: Car care driving immediately at a moderate starter for a longer period (approx. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. Placing the lever in 1st gear down while engaging the starter.

"< tion key position 2. for instance). lever in 1st gear or reverse may not The lock engages automatically when provide adequate resistance to rolling. Place the selector lever in "Park. 460us024 Excessive pressure can lead to over- braking and loss of traction (fishtailing) at the rear axle. apply the parking brake lightly Pull up slightly on the lever.64nParking brake If. Refer to page 21. To avoid corrosion and one-sided To release braking. press the from time to time when coasting to a button (arrow) and lower the lever. Online Edition for Part No. The indicator lamp in Vehicles with automatic transmission: the instrument cluster lights up in igni. 01 41 0 155 476 . you lift the lever. provided that it is safe to do so. do not pull the lever with excessive pressure. Keep your thumb pressed against the release button while carefully pulling the lever up to apply moderate pressure. It operates against the rear surfaces. The brake lamps do not come on when the parking brake is engaged. standstill (at a traffic signal.© 09/00 BMW AG . To engage Vehicles with manual transmission: The parking brake is designed primarily Always engage the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling when when parking on slopes and inclined it is parked. since even placing the wheels. in exceptional circumstances. it should be necessary to engage the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion.

Manual transmission 65n Reverse Overview Select "Reverse" only when the vehicle is at a complete stop.< end position. Press the clutch pedal all the way down Otherwise. When shifting from each gear into "Neutral. Use the parking brake instead. pressing the tremendous wear and tear to the manual-shift gear lever into its proper clutch. Index Online Edition for Part No. too. 01 41 0 155 476 . Press the shift lever to the left to overcome the resis- tance. lockout will prevent the engine from starting if the clutch is not depressed." the shift lever returns auto- Data matically to this neutral position because of its spring loading. The shift lever's neutral plane (dot in the illustration) is located between 3rd and 4th gears. Do not hold the vehicle in place on Car care slopes by slipping or "riding" the clutch. otherwise. the backup lamps will Controls turn on automatically when the ignition 360de044 key is in position 2. As you do this.© 09/00 BMW AG . Technology Repairs Depress the clutch when starting the vehicle. riding the clutch will cause each time you shift.

" depress the footbrake in When you move the selector lever from order to disengage the selector lever's the "D" position to the left into the M/S lock mechanism (Shiftlock). An unattended tronic is equipped with ATC (Adaptive Starting the engine vehicle with a running engine repre- Transmission Control). the vehicle could move. Select only when the vehicle is stationary. press the button R Reverse on the front of the shift knob (arrow). To "Advanced technology" on page 178.< precision to your individual driving style selector lever positions P ("Park") or N and the current driving conditions.66nAutomatic transmission with Steptronic* You have the option of driving with a While the vehicle is stationary and normal automatic transmission or before shifting out of "Park" or switching to manual. ATC. If you leave the vehicle with the The manual mode is engaged. Select only when the vehicle is Range selection stationary. N Neutral Select only if your journey is interrupted for a long period. move the selector ever you want to use automatic again. lever to the "Park" or "Neutral" position just shift the selector lever toward the and apply the parking brake. 01 41 0 155 476 . P R N D M/S + – Do not leave the vehicle unattended The automatic transmission with Step- with the engine running. If you fail Selector lever positions right to position D.< 463de061 are engaged. to do this. range. When. Steptronic changes the gear. the performance-oriented shift Hold the footbrake down until starting programs of the automatic transmission off. "Neutral.© 09/00 BMW AG . It is ("Neutral"). Otherwise the vehicle will "creep" when a drive position is engaged. Online Edition for Part No. please refer to the chapter certain selector lever positions. P Park for this reason that various shift programs are used. As soon as you briefly touch the selector lever in the "+" or "–" direction. engine running. disengage the detent. The transmission locks to For additional details concerning the A detent prevents inadvertent shifts into prevent the rear wheels from turning. ATC reacts with The engine can only be started in sents a major potential safety hazard.

depress the vehicle. a Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC) is downshift will not be executed.© 09/00 BMW AG . 463de062 "Kickdown" In the "Kickdown" mode. the trans- mission shifts up. the Data transmission shifts down.Automatic transmission with Steptronic* 67n D Drive (automatic shift program) Upshifts or downshifts will only be Overview This position is designed for driving carried out by the ATC at appropriate under all normal operating conditions. M1 to M5 appear in the gear indicator. for instance. This is indicated by going through D.< throttle position. 01 41 0 155 476 . selected will appear briefly in the instru- Controls ment cluster followed by the current gear. for instance). the automatic transmission shifts from the Sport Program to the manual mode. When the lever is moved back in the "–" direction. manual mode (to pass another Car care To activate this mode. R and N is possible only by Technology Repairs Sport Program. The gear fully operational. shift down manu- accelerator pedal beyond the full- ally or employ the kickdown mode. This position is recommended for a perfor- mance-oriented driving style. Sport Program Shifting from M/S to the selector lever Shifting from D into M/S activates the positions P. you achieve To accelerate quickly in the the maximum performance. When you move the selector lever forward in the "+" direction. With the first brief touch. Index Online Edition for Part No. engine speeds and road speeds. "SD" in the gear selection display. at which a resistance M/S Manual operation and point must be overcome. the engine speed is too high. If the All forward gears are available.

P R N D SD M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 performance has been restored." set the parking 460us143 point. brake and turn the engine off (ignition > If you do not do anything to inter. Electronic transmission control tronic "thinks" for you in the manual module mode: If the indicator lamp comes on. You > According to the situation. the Step. > In order to prevent the engine from there is a malfunction in the overrevving. key to position 0). engine. the transmission shifts transmission system. vene.< For towing or jump-starting. vehicle can be started in 2nd or all selector lever positions can still be 3rd gear. If this happens. instance in wintry conditions. 01 41 0 155 476 . depending Available displays few seconds. for may continue to drive as usual. refer to the information beginning on page 173. selected. however in the forward positions the vehicle has limited performance as it drives only in 3rd and 4th gear.68nAutomatic transmission with Steptronic* In the following situations. select trans- just before the engine speed cutoff mission position "P. the vehicle could move. it will automatically downshift Wait a few seconds.© 09/00 BMW AG . > In kickdown. avoid extreme engine loads and consult the nearest BMW center. the If the indicator lamp does not go out. If you do this. it will downshift into If the indicator lamp goes out after a the lowest gear possible. Do not work in the engine compartment when a drive gear (forward or reverse) is engaged. then start the at lower speeds. normal transmission on the engine speed. Online Edition for Part No. automatically to the next higher gear Bring the vehicle to a stop.

It then returns to the center position when released.© 09/00 BMW AG . interval or the sensitivity of the rain sensor Data Index Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .Turn signal indicator/Headlamp flasher Wiper/Washer system 69n To signal briefly Overview Press the lever up to but not beyond the detent. Controls 460de085 460de023 Car care 1 High beams (blue indicator) 0 Wipers retracted 2 Headlamp flasher (blue indicator) 1 Intermittent mode or rain sensor 3 Turn signal indicator (green indicator 2 Normal wipe Technology Repairs lamp accompanied by periodic 3 Fast wipe clicking sound from the relay) 4 Brief wipe If the indicator lamp and the clicking from the relay are both faster than 5 Cleaning windshield normal. one of the turn signal indicators 6 Rotary dial for control of the wipe has failed.

the windshield and activates the wipers Intermittent mode: for a brief period. Rain sensor: The rain sensor is positioned on the Turn the rain sensor off when windshield. Put lever in position 0. windshield without activating the cally adapts to variations in road speed. the windshield damage caused by undesired wiper wiper is controlled automatically. the sensor: four wipe intervals. activation. lever to position 1. The wipers travel once across the windshield. regardless 3 Fast wiper speed 460de023 of the weather. sensor from ignition key position 1. passing through an automatic car rior rearview mirror. Deactivating the rain sensor: wipers. and then activate the rain vehicles with rain sensor). you Online Edition for Part No. the wipe interval automati. wipers switch automatically to intermit- To activate the rain sensor: tent wipe (not on vehicles with rain In ignition key position 1. You do not have to be concerned with switching the windshield wiper on or off or adjusting the wipe interval between intermittent and full wipe.< depending on the degree of wetness of the windshield (in both snow and rain). To do this. the You can leave the lever permanently in wipers operate at normal speed (not on position 1. When the rain wash. 5 Cleaning windshield 1 Intermittent mode or rain The system sprays washer fluid against sensor* > turn rotary dial 6 briefly or > use cleaning windshield 5. Instead. Failure to do so could result in sensor is activated. system sprays washer fluid onto the Turn rotary dial 6. In addition. When the vehicle is stationary. 01 41 0 155 476 .70nWiper/Washer system can concentrate fully on the traffic 2 Normal wiper speed conditions. the under adverse weather conditions. To adjust the sensitivity of the rain You can use rotary dial 6 to select from If you pull the lever only briefly. This is especially important When the vehicle is stationary.© 09/00 BMW AG . move the sensor). directly ahead of the inte.

The windshield washer jets are heated * automatically when the ignition key is in To activate position 2. After the indicator lamp goes out. If you do so. the headlamps will also be on. cleaned every fifth time cleaning wind- shield 5 is activated. Use an antifreeze agent. Index Online Edition for Part No. the defroster continues operating at reduced power for a limited period Data before deactivating automatically. Press the button: as long as the indi- cator lamp remains on. Car care Do not use the washers when the reser- voir is empty. For other layouts. your vision could be obscured.Wiper/Washer system Rear window defroster 71n Cleaning headlamps* To deactivate Overview When the vehicle's lighting system is Press the button if the indicator lamp is switched on. Controls Do not use the washers if there 462us036 is any danger that the fluid will freeze on the windshield. the washer The illustration shows the button set-up pump could be damaged. Refer to page 138. If you do so.< for vehicles equipped with automatic climate control. 01 41 0 155 476 . refer Windshield washer jets Technology Repairs to page 92.© 09/00 BMW AG . the rear window defroster continues at high-output (rapid thaw).

sure on the accelerator pedal. the Do not use cruise control on engine braking effect is not suffi- twisting roads. With the cruise control active.6 mph you tap the button. sand). when high traffic cient. 1 km/h) every time you tap the Press and hold button 3: 460de077 button. tain any desired vehicle speed above speed. Speed may drop on uphill speed. The speed will 0. approx. the controlled speed may be density prevents driving at a constant exceeded. or when the road cient. ice). the Press and hold button 2: system automatically reduces the The vehicle accelerates without pres. 01 41 0 155 476 . If. The system registers and maintains the vehicle speed is reduced by approx.© 09/00 BMW AG . (approx. You can now use the cruise control. 1 km/h) every time now be increased by approx. rain. the you release the button. on a downhill gradient. Online Edition for Part No. 20 mph (30 km/h). the system system registers and maintains the You can store and automatically main. The indicator lamp in the instrument cluster comes on. When When you release the button.6 mph (approx.< To activate the system From ignition key position 1: Press button 1. 0. registers and maintains the current current speed.< surface is loose (rocks. when the road surface is slick grades if the engine output is insuffi- (snow. current vehicle speed.72nCruise control* To store and maintain speed or To decelerate to accelerate Press button 3 briefly: Press button 2 briefly: When the cruise control is active. throttle opening to slow the vehicle.

turn the ignition key to position 0. press button 1 again. for example). press Press button 4: When the cruise control has been and hold button 1. Technology Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part No. > if the brakes are applied > if the clutch is depressed or the auto- matic transmission selector lever is Car care moved from "Drive" to "Neutral" > if you exceed or fall below the programmed speed for an extended period (by depressing the acceler- ator.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . stays on.Cruise control* 73n To cancel the cruise control To resume the stored setting To deactivate the system Overview When the system is activated. canceled. You can use the cruise control tains the last speed stored. cruise control is canceled stored speed is deleted from the Controls automatically: system's memory and the system is deactivated. the stored speed is canceled. In addition. The indicator lamp The vehicle accelerates to and main. When you The indicator lamp goes off and the again as desired.

Canadian models). 01 41 0 155 476 . 2 Trip odometer When the vehicle is stationary. display goes to "Maximum" (zero on press the button (arrow) with the igni. in mpg (in l/100 km on Canadian vehi- the illustration with the ignition key in To protect the engine. cive to economy and minimum exhaust emissions. driving style to see whether it is condu- instrument cluster (arrow). You can check your current position 0 by pressing the button in the automatically interrupted in this zone. you will notice a loss of power. the fuel supply is cles).74nOdometer Tachometer Energy Control 460us144 460us079 460us080 1 Odometer Avoid engine speeds in the red warning Indicates the current fuel consumption You can activate the displays shown in zone of the gauge. Online Edition for Part No. tion key in position 1 and up.© 09/00 BMW AG . the To reset the trip odometer to zero.

Fuel gauge Temperature gauge Service Interval Display 75n

Overview
Controls
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When you switch on the ignition, the Blue Remaining distance for service
indicator lamp comes on briefly to The engine is still cold. Drive at The displays shown in the illustration
confirm that the system is stationary. moderate engine and vehicle speeds. appear for a few seconds from ignition
key position 1 or after the engine is

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Once the indicator lamp begins to light
up continuously, there are still approx. Red started.
2 gallons (8 liters) of fuel in the fuel When you switch on the ignition, the The next service due appears with the
tank. indicator lamp comes on briefly to message OILSERVICE or INSPECTION,
Tank capacity: refer to page 195. confirm that the system is operational. together with the remaining distance
If the tilt of the vehicle varies (extended If the lamp comes on while operating before the service is due.
driving in mountainous areas, for the vehicle: the engine is overheated. The computer bases its calculations of
example), there may be slight fluctua- Stop and switch the engine off immedi- the remaining distance on the previous
tions of the needle. ately and allow it to cool down. driving style.
A flashing message and a "–" in front of
Between the blue and red zones the number mean that the service

Data
Fill the fuel tank well before it is
empty. Driving to the last drop of Normal operating range. It is not interval has already been exceeded by
fuel can result in damage to the engine unusual for the needle to rise as far as the distance shown on the display.
and/or the catalytic converter.< the edge of the red zone in response to Please contact your BMW center for an
high outside temperatures or severe appointment.

Index
operating conditions. Checking coolant
level: refer to page 142.

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76nCheck Control Clock
If you wish to have a permanent time
display, you can make this adjustment
in the radio display (refer to the Radio
Owner's Manual).
You can adjust the clock and the time
display in the car radio as follows.
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The following information and/or condi- Adjustments
tions are indicated using symbols, From ignition key position 1.
starting with the ignition key position 2,
To set ahead: turn the right knob to the
until the condition has been corrected.
right.
1 Inspect the low beam and high beam
To set back: turn the right knob to the
headlamps, as well as the side lamps
left.
2 Door open The adjustment speed will increase the
3 Luggage compartment lid open longer you continue to hold the knob.
4 Check brake and tail lamps. To change the display mode: press the
After the completion of a trip and when knob briefly.
the driver's door is opened, an acous- Every time you press the knob, the
tical signal is given for "Lamps on" if the clock display alternates between the
lamps have not been switched off. 12-hour or 24-hour mode.

When you open the driver's door after In ignition key position 0: the time is
stopping with the lights still on, a displayed for a few seconds after you
warning signal sounds for LIGHTS ON. press the left button (refer to
"Odometer" on page 74).

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Computer* 77n

Ice warning

Overview
If the outside temperature drops to
approx. +37.5 7 (+3 6), the computer
switches automatically to the outside
temperature display. In addition, a
signal sounds as a warning and the

Controls
display flashes for a brief period.
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The warning is repeated whenever the
temperature has reached at least
+43 7 (+6 6) following the last

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warning and then drops back to
+37.5 7 (+3 6).
Mode selection Outside temperature
From ignition key position 1, you can You can change the units of measure- The ice warning does not alter the
call up information from the computer ment for the outside temperature fact that surface ice can form at

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using the button in the turn signal lever. display (6/7) by pressing the right- temperatures above +37.5 7 (+3 6),
By pressing the button briefly in the hand reset button in the instrument on bridges or shaded road surfaces, for
direction of the steering column, you cluster when the temperature display is instance.<
can call up a new function for display. active.
The displays appear in the following
order:
Time of day, outside temperature,
average fuel consumption, cruising
range, average vehicle speed.
The function that was last selected will

Data
be displayed when the ignition is
switched on.

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78nComputer*

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Average fuel consumption Range Average speed
If you continue to hold the button on the The computer bases its calculations of If you continue to hold the button on the
turn signal lever, the average fuel the cruising range on the previous turn signal lever, the average fuel
consumption last displayed is recalcu- driving style and the amount of fuel consumption last displayed for that
lated from that point. remaining. speed is recalculated from that point in
time.
Any time spent when the vehicle is
stationary and the engine is shut off is
ignored for the calculation.

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when the system is activated the first of ice or snow in order to ensure time. A signal warns indicated by a tone sounding at various evaluating the distance between the you of the distance to an obstacle. tone. there is a blind rear bumper measure the distance to vals between the tones become spot in which objects cannot be Controls the nearest object. A continuous warning tone detected. as occurs with tow The warning signal is canceled after sensors cover a distance of approx. this time (if you are moving parallel to loud radio. the inter.50 meters). Even when do this. four ultrasonic sensors in the vehicle and object decreases. approaches the physical limits of ultra- behind the bumper. such as a The system starts to operate automati. for instance). Maintain an adequate distance of more than approx. To intervals. three seconds if the distance to 4. bars and trailer couplings. tively. sensors are involved. vicinity of thin and painted objects. the obstacle remains constant during Certain sources of sound. Please refer the problem to your that they continue to operate effec- BMW center. The two center sonic measurement. and in the Car care approx.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Park Distance Control (PDC)* 79n The concept Acoustical signals The PDC does not remove the Overview The PDC assists you when you back The distance to the nearest object is driver's personal responsibility for into a parking space. As the distance between vehicle and any obstacles. 4 inches (10 cm).© 09/00 BMW AG . Do not apply high-pressure spray to the sensors for a prolonged period of time. The monitoring shorter. System malfunctions will be indicated Technology Repairs PDC is deactivated when you shift back by a continuous high-pitched tone Keep the sensors clean and free out of reverse. could drown the PDC signal cally about one second after you select a wall. This applies especially in range of the two corner sensors sounds if the distance to a recognized those cases where the system extends to approx. 01 41 0 155 476 .< reverse with the ignition key in position 2.9 feet (1. 2 feet (60 cm) object is less than 1 foot (30 cm).

Refer to pages 21. equipped. the engine is started. event of a malfunction. 22. curves. There is a system malfunction or the system was deactivated with the Deactivating the ASC+T button. refer to In the following rare situations. > When driving with snow chains. ASC+T recognizes the danger present Indicator lamp flashes: in traction loss and will increase driving ASC+T controls the drive and braking 460de312 stability and traction by reducing the forces. always drive with the ASC+T switched on whenever possible. depending on Please consult your BMW center in the the equipment actually installed. the indicator lamp increase driving stability (as described comes on and stays on. by If the indicator lamp fails to go out after applying the brakes to the rear wheels. it may pages 21. This may vary. Consequently.80nASC+T The concept Indicator lamp This system enhances driving stability The indicator lamp in the instru- and traction.< Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . especially when you are ment cluster goes out shortly just starting off. or comes on ASC+T is available as soon as the during normal driving and stays on: engine starts up. 22. To maintain vehicle stability. interventions to Press the button. engine's output. and if necessary. be advisable to deactivate the ASC+T for a brief period: > When rocking the vehicle or starting off in deep snow or on loose surfaces. accelerating or on after you switch on the ignition. The illustration shows the arrangement able. you can still drive the of the buttons if the vehicle is fully vehicle perfectly well without ASC+T. in the preceding column) are not avail. Refer also to page 122. However.

please refer to the chapter "Advanced technology" on page 179. even with ASC+T. 01 41 0 155 476 . the indicator lamp goes out.ASC+T 81n Reactivate the ASC+T Overview Press the button again. Technology Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part No. We therefore urge you to avoid using the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking Car care risks.< For additional details concerning ASC+T. The laws of physics cannot be repealed.© 09/00 BMW AG . It will Controls always be the driver's responsibility to drive in a manner that matches road conditions.

such as forces. Refer also to page 122. understeering or oversteering. The gain in traction is achieved by a reduction in stabilizing intervention. Online Edition for Part No. the indi- The DSC is operational every time you DSC. it may be effective to deacti- differential and transverse lock through vate the DSC for a short period: brake intervention.82nDSC* – BMW 320i. In addition. Indicator and warning lamps for The ADB (automatic differential braking) Canadian models. 22. refer to are defective. in deep snow. ADB is page 119. and brake applications to the individual Switch off the DSC/activate the The indicator lamp and the ADB wheels. packed down from being driven on > or when driving with snow chains. > when driving on snow-covered The vehicle will remain completely If the DSC is switched off the ADB will operational. it recognizes DSC controls the drive and braking 460de313 unstable vehicle conditions. In the following exceptional circum- copies the function of conventional stances. ment panel will go out shortly The system optimizes vehicle stability after the ignition has been during acceleration and when starting started. as The indicator lamp stays lit: far as is possible within the laws of DSC has been switched off by the physics. 325i. and increases trac. ADB is operational. 330i The concept Indicator lamp DSC maintains vehicle stability. course by reducing the engine spped ADB intervention is not indicated. however. The DSC has been switched off. off in deep snow or on loose surfaces when driving on snow-covered roads. and. please see your covered surface that has been BMW center. > when rocking the vehicle or starting tion whenever conditions merit. brake warning lamp stay lit: Press the DSC button briefly. Refer to pages 21. DSC contains the cator lamp comes on and stays on. 22. In grades. or on a snow- still be in ready mode. 01 41 0 155 476 . even in The indicator lamp on the instru- critical driving situations. from a full stop.© 09/00 BMW AG . switched off via the button or functions of ADB and CBC. e. operational. as well as optimizing If the indicator lamp flashes: traction. helps keep the car on a steady button. the event of a fault. Refer to pages 21. ADB and DBC have been start the engine. g. without DSC.

The laws of physics cannot be In this case. It will Controls increase stability and traction for engine always be the driver's responsibility to and brakes are carried out. We therefore urge you to To maintain vehicle stability.DSC* – BMW 320i. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. please refer to the chapter "Advanced technology" on page 179. 330i 83n Switch the DSC and ADB off Switch the DSC and ADB back on Overview Hold the DSC button down for at least Press the button again.© 09/00 BMW AG . Do not make any modifications to the Technology Repairs DSC system. avoid using the additional safety margin of the system as an excuse for taking Car care always drive with the DSC on whenever possible. drive in a manner that matches road conditions. brake warning lamps will remain on the entire time.< For additional details concerning DSC. the indicator 3 seconds. even with DSC. 01 41 0 155 476 . no interventions to repealed. the DSC is switched off and will not perform any stabilizing intervention. Allow only authorized technicians to perform work on the DSC. 325i.< risks. Whenever the ADB has been activated. The indicator and the yellow lamp or the indicator lamps will go out.

tion as well. as If the warning lamp does not go far as is possible within the laws of out after pressing the DSC button physics. output. refer to The ADB-X (automatic differential pages 21. 22. even in DSC controls the drive and braking critical driving situations. 22. always drive with the DSC on ment cluster goes out shortly whenever possible. button. The system enhances vehicle stability Indicator lamp lights up permanently: during acceleration and when starting DSC has been switched off via the up from a full stop.< after you switch on the ignition. and optimizes trac. such as understeering or oversteering. brake applications to the individual interventions to increase driving Switching the DSC off wheels. and. e. Indicator lamp To maintain vehicle stability.© 09/00 BMW AG . Please contact your BMW center page 119. forces. the indicator column) are not available. Consequently.g. Refer to pages 21. when driving on snow. In addition. helps keep the car on a steady repeatedly. covered roads. > When driving with snow chains. Refer also to page 122. then both the DSC and course by reducing the RPMs and ADB-X are defective. ADB-X is operational. The DSC is operational every time you start the engine. The indicator lamp in the instru. it may be effective to deacti- conventional differential and transverse vate the DSC for a short period: lock through brake intervention. In the following exceptional circum- braking) replaces the function of stances. 01 41 0 155 476 . 460de313 unstable vehicle conditions. DSC contains the The DSC has been switched off and the You can drive perfectly well without functions of ADB-X and CBC. refer to ADB-X is designed for maximum DSC. Online Edition for Part No. and > When rocking the vehicle or starting increases traction whenever conditions off in deep snow or on loose surfaces merit. stability (as described in the preceding Press the DSC button. in the event of a fault.84nDSC – BMW 325xi. 330xi The concept Indicator lamp flashes: DSC maintains vehicle stability. it recognizes ADB-X intervention is not indicated.< lamp comes on and stays on.

The laws of physics cannot be repealed. Do not make any changes to the DSC. please refer to the chapter "Advanced technology" on page 179. it will not perform any stabilizing intervention. Technology Repairs Allow only authorized technicians to perform service procedures on the DSC. This is why you should not use the additional safety margin the system provides as an excuse to take Car care risks. It will Controls always be the driver's responsibility to drive in a manner that matches road conditions. Whenever the DSC has been switched off.© 09/00 BMW AG . Data Index Online Edition for Part No.DSC – BMW 325xi. the indicator lamp goes out. 01 41 0 155 476 . even with DSC.< For additional details concerning DSC. 330xi 85n Reactivating the DSC Overview Press the button again.

Online Edition for Part No. cator lamp will come on with a yellow sure in one or more tires. the indi- significantly below the specified pres. The system provides an alert significantly over a long period of time whenever the inflation pressure drops (which is normal for any tire). Please check the inflation 1 Turn the ignition key to position 2 pressure again and make corrections (do not start the engine). Then activate the system once yellow indicator lamp in the instru. and thus oper- ates whenever the vehicle is driven. it or the RDC-symbol. Activate the system tire pressure shortly after a This indicator lamp in the instru. the table of "Tire inflation pressures" (page 28) and correct the pressures if If you are prompted to check the necessary. 3 After a few minutes driving time.< ment cluster to light up for a few seconds. check the to the specified pressures as soon as inflation pressure in all tires. lamp.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . not accurate. Otherwise. even when the vehicle is If the inflation pressure has dropped moving. Then activate the system.86nTire Pressure Control (RDC)* The concept In the event of loss in tire RDC monitors the tire pressures at all pressure four wheels. RDC sets the current inflation pressure in the tires as the target values to be monitored. 460de314 In order for the system to "learn" the This alerts you to have the tires inflated correct tire inflation pressure. You will only have to repeat this proce- dure following a correction of the tire inflation pressure. again.Depending on the type of equipment. RDC functions automatically when the igni- tion key is in position 2. according to the inflation pressure 2 Press the switch long enough for the table. correction has been made. this indi- ment cluster will inform you if the switch either has the letters RDC on cates that the corrected values were the tire pressure is not correct. Refer to possible.

A full-size spare tire that has the appropriate electronics same dimensions as the tires already > if. in addition to the spare tire *. frequency can interfere with the RDC. 01 41 0 155 476 . sure. addi- mounted on the vehicle is equipped tional wheels with RDC electronics with the necessary RDC electronics. In addition.< additional information.© 09/00 BMW AG . provided for temporary use only in The indicator lamp also comes on the event of a tire failure. BMW center. Replace the Local devices using the same radio wheel and flat tire. an acoustic work with the RDC system and is signal is sounded. Avoid hard brake applica- tions.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Tire Pressure Control (RDC)* 87n In the event of a flat tire Have the tires changed by your Overview If there is a tire failure with loss of pres. and will be also be monitored once the tires have been mounted and the Please contact your BMW center for system activated. reduce vehicle speed Controls immediately and stop the vehicle in a System interference safe location. Car care The yellow indicator lamp will come on The space-saver spare tire is during the malfunction. RDC cannot alert you to severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors. Do not oversteer. the indicator lamp comes on with Your BMW center has been trained to a red lamp. equipped with the necessary special tools.< If this occurs. are on board. It does not > in the event of a system fault have RDC electronics and is not moni- > if a wheel is mounted without the Technology Repairs tored.

For lighting on one side for parking as an additional feature.88nSide lamps/Low beams Instrument lightning LAMPS ON warning When you open the driver's door after turning the ignition key to position 0. the low beams will remain on for a brief period.< Online Edition for Part No. Low beam headlamps When you switch the ignition off with the low beam headlamps on.© 09/00 BMW AG . "Follow-me-home lighting:" If you actuate the headlamp flasher after you have parked the vehicle and shut off the engine. 460us035 460us036 Daytime running lamps* If you desire. nation intensity. rear and side vehicle lighting is switched on. You can also have this function deacti- vated. an acoustic signal sounds for a few seconds to remind you that the head- lamps have not been switched off. Side lamps Turn the rotary dial to adjust the illumi- With the switch in this position. the light switch can be left in the second position: When the ignition is switched off. refer to page 89. the external lighting is also switched off. the front. 01 41 0 155 476 . only the parking lamps will remain on.

Online Edition for Part No. press the Data button briefly. Footwell lamps* The footwell lamps operate in the same Index way as the interior lamp. 01 41 0 155 476 . press and hold the The lever engages in the turn signal button for approximately 3 seconds. you can and off manually illuminate your vehicle on either side for parking. position. cally. indicate that the front fog lamps Technology Repairs 3 Parking lamps The interior lamps operate automati- are on.High beams/Parking lamps Fog lamps Interior lamps 89n Overview Controls 460de085 460de039 460us038 Car care 1 High beams (blue indicator lamp) Front fog lamps The illustration provides an example of 2 Headlamp flasher (blue indicator A green indicator lamp appears the interior lamps when equipped with lamp) in the instrument cluster to reading lamps.© 09/00 BMW AG . Parking lamp. if you wish to do so: Press the button briefly. With the ignition key in position 0. push If you want the interior lamps to remain the lever in the appropriate direction. off all the time. To revert to normal operation. left or right To switch the interior lamps on As an additional feature.

Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .< 463de009 460de155 Reading lamps front* Reading lamps rear The reading lamps can be switched on The reading lamps can be switched on and off with the switch adjacent to each and off with the switch adjacent to each lamp. lamp.© 09/00 BMW AG . all of the lamps in the vehicle are switched off automatically approx. 15 minutes after the ignition key is turned to position 0.90nInterior lamps In order to prevent battery discharge.

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . 91n Overview Controls Car care Technology Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part No.

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .92nAir conditioner 460de299 Online Edition for Part No.

01 41 0 155 476 . while the Controls levers change the air flow direction.Air conditioner 93n 1 Air onto the windshield and onto the Overview side windows 2 Air for the upper body area The side rotary dials allow you to open and close the air supply through an infinitely-variable range.© 09/00 BMW AG . Refer to page 94 7 Rear window defroster 94 Data 8 Air conditioner 94 9 Recirculated-air mode 94 Index Online Edition for Part No. The center rotary dial controls the temperature of the air as it flows out. Refer to page 94 Car care 3 Air for the front footwell There are also vent outlets for the footwell in the rear as well 4 Air supply Heating and ventilationd are available Technology Repairs starting with position 1. Refer to page 94 5 Temperature 94 6 Air distribution toward > the windows > the upper body > the footwell You can also make all intermediate settings.

94nAir conditioner Air supply Rear window defroster Recirculated-air mode You can select blower speeds When the rear window defroster You can respond to unpleasant from 1 to 4.< recommended as a normal setting (refer also to the illustration and overview on page 92). fied and – depending on the mode off and increase the air supply as air mode. the indicator lamp external odors by temporarily ventilation become more and comes on. 41 7(+5 6). In posi. compartment. recirculated air mode. Temperature regu. switch this pressing the button for the recirculated. By using position 0. tioner off at outside temperatures lation will keep the interior temperature below approx. The heating and is activated. You can also Condensation forms in the air make all intermediate settings. page 71.© 09/00 BMW AG . Refer to then recirculates the air already within supply settings are increased. switch it back the windows . upper body and into the footwell . turn it to the Use the button to switch the air condi- right (red).< the air conditioner system is switched Temperature on. Online Edition for Part No. In the conditioner system during opera- setting. Depending on the weather. the fan and the heater are switched off. the windows to keep them free of Traces of condensed water of this kind condensation. Air distribution If the windows fog over after switching You can direct air to flow onto the air conditioner off. the vehicle. 01 41 0 155 476 . which then exits under the vehicle. there is a low flow of air onto tion. This will you have selected constant. The rear window defroster blocking the outside air. The system more effective as the air switches off automatically. tion 0. toward the on. you Air conditioner If the windows fog over in the can totally block the air supply by The air is cooled and dehumidi. temperature setting – rewarmed when required. The "6 o'clock" setting is are thus normal. the In order to increase the windshield may fog over briefly when temperature of the passenger the engine is started. help to prevent the windows from fogging up.

01 41 0 155 476 . Your BMW center will replace it during regu- larly scheduled maintenance. refer to page 171. has been installed in your vehicle. Draft-free ventilation Rapid ventilation You can adjust the blower controls for 1 Set the blower speed control for the the upper body area to select the air flow rate to position 4 optimum airflow rates and directions for 2 Switch on the air conditioner Technology Repairs your personal requirements: 3 Turn the rotary temperature control Use rotary dials 1 to open and close the completely to the left (blue) air outlets through an infinitely-variable 4 Rotary control for air distribution in range.© 09/00 BMW AG . which traps incoming dust and pollen.Air conditioner 95n Microfilter Overview An activated-charcoal microfilter. You can adjust the direction of position the airflow with rotary dial 2. A Controls substantial reduction in air supply indi- 460de040 463de018 cates that the filter must be replaced before normal maintenance. 5 Open the air outlets for the upper body. Index Online Edition for Part No. For additional details on the filter Car care change. Set the outlets so that the air flows past you and is not directed straight at you. Rotary dial 3 allows you to mix the air from the outlets for your upper body by Data warming or cooling the air as desired.

96nAir conditioner 463de019 463de020 463de021 390de127 Rapid heating Defrost the windshield and side Heating 1 Set the blower speed control for the windows When the windows are free of ice and air flow rate to position 3 1 Set the blower speed control for the condensation. 01 41 0 155 476 . we recommend the 2 Turn the rotary temperature control air flow rate to position 4 following settings: completely to the right (red) 2 Turn the rotary temperature control 1 Set the fan speed control for the air 3 Rotary control for air distribution in completely to the right (red) flow rate to position 2 position . 3 Rotary control for air distribution in position .© 09/00 BMW AG . 3 Rotary control for air distribution in 2 Use the rotary temperature control to position select an interior temperature which 4 Switch on the rear window defroster is comfortable for you to defrost the rear window. Online Edition for Part No.

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© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 .98nAutomatic climate control* 460us050 Online Edition for Part No.

Automatic climate control* 99n

1 Air on the windshield and on the

Overview
side windows
2 Air flow toward the upper body
The side rotary dials allow you to
open and close the air supply
through an infinitely-variable range,

Controls
while the levers change the air flow
direction. The center rotary dial
controls the temperature of the air
as it flows out. Refer to page 102

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3 Front footwell ventilation
There are corresponding air vents in
the rear footwell as well
4 Recirculated air mode/Automatic
recirculated air control (AUC) 101

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5 Air supply 101
6 Temperature 100
7 Automatic air distribution 100
8 Individual air distribution 100
9 Air grill for interior temperature
sensor – please keep clear and
unobstructed
10 Display for temperature and air
supply 100

Data
11 Defrost the windshield and side
windows 101
12 Air conditioner 101
13 Rear window defroster 71, 102

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100nAutomatic climate control*
Tips for pleasant driving Automatic air distribution Temperature
Use the automatic system (switch on The AUTO program assumes The figures in the display
AUTO – button 7). Select an interior the adjustment of the air distri- provide a general indication of
temperature that is comfortable for you bution and the air supply for you and in interior temperature. We recommend
– we recommend 72 7 (+22 6). When addition adapts the temperature to 72 7 (+22 6) as a comfortable setting,
the outside temperature is above 41 7 external influences (summer, winter) to whether the air conditioner is operating
(+5 6), you can also use the air condi- meet preferences you can specify. This or not. When you start the vehicle, the
tioner (12). This will dry the air as well program maintains a comfortable in-car system ensures that the selected
as preventing condensation on the climate regardless of the season. Select temperature is reached as quickly as
window surfaces – if there are passen- an interior temperature that is comfort- possible. It then maintains this tempera-
gers with damp clothing, for example. able for you – we recommend 72 7 ture, regardless of the season.
Set the air outlets (2) so that the air (+22 6). The temperature selected and Set rotary dial 3 (refer to "Draft-free
flows past you and is not directed AUTO for the air supply appear in ventilation" on page 102) to a medium
straight at you. Set the rotary dial display (10), refer to the overview on setting, since air that is somewhat
between the air outlets (2) for the upper page 98. Open the air outlets for the cooler promotes driving without fatigue.
body to a medium position, since air upper body area. Switch on the air You can use this setting for mixing air to
that is somewhat cooler promotes conditioner in warm weather. The make minor comfort modifications.
driving without fatigue. maximum cooling capacity is achieved
Detailed setting options are described when you set rotary dial (3) to cold. The full, uncontrolled heater
for you in the following section. Refer to page 102. output is available at 90 7
(+32 6). At a setting of 60 7 (+16 6),
Individual air distribution the full cooling output is available when
You can cancel the AUTO the air conditioner is activated.<
program by selecting specific
distribution patterns to suit your
own individual requirements.
You can direct air to flow onto the
windows , toward the upper body ,
and into the footwell .

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Automatic climate control* 101n

Air supply Air conditioner Automatic recirculated air control

Overview
By pressing the left or right half The air is cooled and dehumidi- (AUC)
of the button, you can vary the fied and – depending on the If there are unpleasant odors or
air supply. By doing this, you switch off temperature setting – rewarmed when pollutants in the outside air, you
the automatic control of the air supply. the air conditioner system is switched can temporarily block the air flow from
Nevertheless, the automatic air distri- on. the outside. The system then recircu-

Controls
bution remains unchanged. Depending on the weather, the wind- lates the air already within the vehicle.
When you set the lowest blower speed shield may fog over briefly when the By repeated actuation of the button,
by pressing the left half of the button, engine is started. you can select one of three different
all of the displays are canceled: the Switch off the air conditioner at outside operation modes.
temperatures below approx. 41 7

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blower, heating and air conditioner are > Indicator lamps off: fresh air flows
switched off, and the air supply is (+5 6). This will help to prevent the into the vehicle
stopped. You can reactivate the system windows from fogging up. > Left-hand indicator lamp on – AUC
by pressing any button of the automatic If the windows fog over after switching mode: the system detects pollutants
climate control. the air conditioner off, switch it back in the outside air and responds by
on.

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deactivating the outside air flow as
To defrost the windshield and required. The system then recircu-
side windows Condensation forms in the air lates the air already within the
conditioner system during opera- vehicle.
This program quickly removes
tion, which then exits under the vehicle. Depending on air quality require-
ice and condensation from the
Traces of condensed water of this kind ments, the system automatically
windshield and side windows.
are thus normal.< switches between outside air supply
and recirculation of the air already
within the vehicle
> Right-hand indicator lamp on: the
flow of outside air is permanently

Data
blocked. The system recirculates the
air already within the vehicle.

If the windows fog over in the

Index
recirculated air mode, switch this
mode off and increase the air supply as
required.<

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102nAutomatic climate control*
Rear window defroster Microfilter/Activated-charcoal
When the rear window defroster filter
is activated, the indicator lamp The microfilter traps incoming dust and
comes on. The rear window defroster pollen. The activated-charcoal filter
switches off automatically. Refer to helps clean the incoming outside air of
page 71. gaseous pollutants. Your BMW center
will replace this combinated filter during

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the regularly scheduled maintenance. A
substantial reduction in air supply indi-
cates that the filter must be replaced
before normal maintenance.
For additional information on the filter
Draft-free ventilation change, refer to page 171.
Set the ventilation outlets for your upper
body area so that it is comfortable for
you:
Use rotary dials (1) to open and close
the air outlets through an infinitely-vari-
able range. You can adjust the direction
of the airflow with the levers (2).
Set the outlets so that the air flows past
you and is not directed straight at you.
The rotary dial (3) allows you to mix the
air from the outlets for your upper body
by warming or cooling the air as
desired.

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© 09/00 BMW AG . One lamp indicates the lowest heating mode. equipped. the ignition key in position 2. 01 41 0 155 476 . Index Online Edition for Part No. the equipment actually installed.Seat heating* Roller sun blind* 103n Overview Controls 460us285 460us286 Car care The seat cushion and backrest can To actuate. minated. depending on When the three indicator lamps are illu. tion 2. This may vary. the highest heating mode is activated. The temperature is regulated with a thermostat in each mode. press the button briefly with be heated with the ignition key in posi. The illustration depicts the arrangement Technology Repairs You can call up different heating modes of the buttons if the vehicle is fully by repeatedly pressing the keys. You can also switch the higher heating modes off directly: Data Press and hold the button slightly longer.

© 09/00 BMW AG . for example.< button. If you turn over only your door and ignition keys for valet parking (refer to page 32). Failure to comply with or deactivated every time you press the this precaution could lead to over- charging and damage.104nHiFi system* Glove compartment To prevent injury in the event of a crash. 460de041 460us287 It features integral overload-protection so it can be left in its holder continu- ously. frequently switches between stereo and mono operation. the system unlocking. The lamp comes on. Be sure that the flashlight is HiFi system – harman kardon To open switched off when it is inserted Special acoustical effects are activated Pull the handle.< Online Edition for Part No. together with an Lock with one of the master keys.< Rechargeable flashlight The flashlight is located on the left- hand side of the glove compartment. into its holder. Switch it off. access to the glove compartment is not possible. impression of a significantly larger passenger compartment is created at To lock all seating areas. the Fold the cover up. 01 41 0 155 476 . close the glove compart- ment immediately after use. To close When the system is activated. A master key can also be used for When reception is weak. improvement of the stereo effect.

© 09/00 BMW AG . 2 Beverage holder: press to open Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Storage compartments 105n Overview Controls 460de297 460us043 460us251 Car care Open the storage compartment in the Coin holder. a Technology Repairs You will find additional storage areas in beverage holder (for two drinks) and a the front doors and in the center garbage bag holder located in the rear console above the ashtray. nets* are located on the back of the 1 Storage compartment: pull upward front seats. Storage center armrest. 01 41 0 155 476 . beverage holder Rear center armrest* front center armrest*: press the button A coin holder and two beverage holders Without through-loading system: (arrow) and lift upward. There is a storage compartment. are provided in the center console.

garbage bag holder located in the rear > An eyeglass compartment* (not center armrest. (arrow).106nStorage compartments 460de298 460de299 Rear center armrest* Storage package* With through-loading system: For your convenience.© 09/00 BMW AG . Online Edition for Part No. there are: There is a storage compartment. 01 41 0 155 476 . a > Two extending sockets on the center beverage holder (for two drinks) and a console in the rear (arrows). shown in the illustration) in the front > Beverage holder: press to open center console above the ashtray.

Cellular phone* Ashtray, front 107n

Overview
Controls
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Handsfree system To open To empty
On vehicles that are wired for a tele- Press briefly in the direction indicated Open the lid and press down (arrow):
phone*, the cover for the handsfree by the arrow. You can now pull the ashtray upward

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microphone is located in the headliner To extinguish a cigarette, tap off the for removal.
near the interior lamp. ash and gently press the tip into the
For additional information concerning funnel.
the cellular phone, please refer to the
separate Owner's Manual.

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108nCigarette lighter Ashtray, rear

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Press the lighter in. Remove the lighter To open
as soon as it retracts. Push the cover open.

Hold or touch the hot cigarette To empty
lighter by the knob only. Holding
Press on the edge of the raised cover in
or touching it in other areas could result
the opening direction (arrow). You can
in burns.
now pull the ashtray upward for
The cigarette lighter remains opera-
removal.
tional when the ignition key has been
removed. For this reason, children
should never be left in the vehicle unat-
tended.<

Cigarette lighter socket
Suitable for attaching power supplies
for flashlights, car vacuum cleaners,
etc., up to a rating of approx. 200 watts
at 12 volts. Avoid damaging the socket
due to inserting plugs of different
shapes or sizes.

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Through-loading system* 109n

Overview
Controls
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The rear backrest is divided into two The rear backrest section will move Center 3-point-safety belt in the
sections (one-third and two-thirds of the for-ward slightly when it is unlocked. rear*
width of the seat). For carrying longer Reach into the gap and pull the backrest You can retract the 3-point-safety belt
objects, you can fold down either down.

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in the rear, before folding the through-
section of the backrest separately. loading system back:
To unlock, pull the lever corresponding When you close the backrest, be
> Loosen the safety belt and put the
to the section (arrow). sure that the retainer engages
buckle latch that is on the end of the
correctly. If it is not correctly engaged,
safety belt into the bracket mounted
transported cargo could enter the
on the rear window shelf (arrow).
passenger compartment from the
luggage compartment during brake
To install a child restraint system
applications or evasive maneuvers and
always use the outer belts. The
endanger the vehicle occupants.<
centre seat belt should only be used
when it is necessary to secure three

Data
The fittings at the corners of the
child restraint systems.
luggage compartment provide you
Do not modify the child restraint system
with a convenient means of attaching
in any way. If you do so, it will not
luggage nets* and flexible straps for
provide your child with maximum
securing suitcases and luggage.

Index
protection.<
Refer also to "Cargo loading" on
page 112.

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110nSki bag*
The ski bag allows the safe and clean
transport of up to four pairs of standard
skis or up to two snowboards.
The length of the ski bag and the addi-
tional space provided in the luggage
compartment make it possible to carry
skis with a length of up to 6.8 feet

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(2.1 meters). The ski bag can only
accommodate two pairs of skis with a
length of 6.8 feet (2.1 meters) because
of the tapered shape of the bag.

Loading 5 From the inside of the luggage com-
Without through-loading system: partment, use the magnetic retainers
to attach the cover panel to the
1 Fold the center armrest outward.
underside (metal surface below rear
Loosen the trim from the upper
package tray).
Velcro® fastener and place it on the
armrest To store the ski bag, perform the above
2 Press the button (arrow 1) from inside steps in reverse sequence.
the passenger compartment: the
cover panel in the luggage compart-
ment is unlocked
3 Press the detent lever (arrows 2)
together and pull the cover forward
4 Extend the ski bag between the front
seats. The zipper provides conve-
nient access to stored items. It may
be opened to allow the ski bag to dry

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Ski bag* 111n Overview Controls 394de119 380de070 Car care Loading Securing the load With through-loading system: Secure the skis or other objects in 1 Fold the center armrest outward. 4 Press knob 2: the cover in the Data luggage compartment is unlocked. It may be opened to allow the ski bag to dry. 01 41 0 155 476 . damage from sharp edges during load- 3 Extend the ski bag between the front ing. seats. Index Online Edition for Part No. the bag by tightening the strap with the buckle. perform the above steps in reverse sequence. To store the ski bag.< Technology Repairs Loosen the trim from the upper Velcro® fastener and place it on the armrest. The zipper provides conve- nient access to stored items.© 09/00 BMW AG . Avoid the cover forward. Please be sure that your skis are clean 2 Press button 1 downward and swing before loading them into the bag.

use the rubber- BMW: pied. > For large. light items. > Comply with the information enclosed with the load-securing devices. heavy pieces. partition – and as low as possible. Lashing eyes (arrow) are top edge of the backrest. secure the outer safety belts in lined non-skid side of the floor mat or the opposite buckles (refer to the secure with a luggage compartment > Load heavy cargo as far forward as illustration). net* or elastic straps (refer to possible – directly behind the back- rests or the luggage compartment page 41). 01 41 0 155 476 . BMW center for load-securing > Do not pile objects higher than the devices*. see your > Cover sharp edges and corners.© 09/00 BMW AG . > For small.112nCargo loading 460de160 460de185 460de161 Stowing cargo > If you are transporting very heavy Securing the load If you are transporting a load in your loads when the rear seat is not occu. provided at the inner corners of the luggage compartment for attaching these load-securing devices. Online Edition for Part No.

Always load the heaviest pieces first (on ing or evasive maneuvers. 01 41 0 155 476 . securely to prevent it from shifting or Do not carry hard or heavy objects being lost during driving (danger to Car care unsecured in the passenger compart. the not project into the opening path of the operating safety of the vehicle is no luggage compartment lid. the approved gross vehicle weight or the axle weights when loading the rack. Do not corner at and evasive maneuvers. please use high speeds. it can and attempt to distribute it evenly.Cargo loading Roof-mounted luggage rack* 113n Always position and secure the Make sure that the load is not too heavy. and that objects do Controls loads (refer to page 194). Overview load correctly. Be sure that adequate Do not exceed the permissible gross clearance is maintained for raising the vehicle weight and the permissible axle sliding/tilt sunroof. endanger the passengers during brak. 462de271 longer ensured and you are in violation Secure the roof luggage correctly and of the law. they may be Anchors Drive smoothly and avoid sudden ac- projected through the air during braking Access to the anchors: celeration or braking. Increased fuel A special roof-rack system is available consumption and additional stresses for your BMW as an optional extra. namic resistance. If you do not. the bottom). endangering vehicle occupants. Please comply with the precautions in- cluded with the installation instructions. If you do. they exercise a major effect on its handling and steering response. You should therefore always remember Data not to exceed the approved roof weight. ment. on the vehicle's body result from this. following traffic).© 09/00 BMW AG . Online Edition for Part No. thus To open the cover (arrow).< the tool included with the luggage rack Technology Repairs The roof load increases the aerody- system. If you do so. You will find the specifications under Index "Technical Data" on page 194. Because roof racks raise the center of gravity of the vehicle when loaded.

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© 09/00 BMW AG . 115n Special operating instructions: Under the hood: Overview Overview Break-in procedures 116 Hood 134 Driving notes 117 Engine compartment 136 Catalytic converter 117 Washer fluids 138 Antilock Brake System Washer nozzles 138 (ABS) 118 Engine oil 139 Controls and features Controls Disc brakes 120 Coolant 142 Brake system 121 Brake fluid 143 Winter operation 122 Vehicle Identification Power steering 123 Number 144 Cellular phones 124 Operation. care Car care Care and maintenance: Radio reception 124 The BMW Maintenance and maintenance Wheels and tires: System 145 Tire inflation pressure 125 Caring for your vehicle 146 Tire condition 125 Airbags 151 Owner service procedures Technology Repairs Tire replacement 126 Airbags 152 Tire rotation 127 Laws and regulations: Wheel and tire Technical modifications to the combinations 128 Winter tires 129 vehicle 153 Advanced technology California Proposition Snow chains 129 65 Warning 153 Approved wheel and tire OBD interface socket 154 specifications 130 Technical data Data Index Index Car care Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .

achieve their full traction potential until 300 miles (500 km). you can control and braking effectiveness.116nBreak-in procedures To ensure that your vehicle provides Tires Brake system maximum economy throughout a long Due to technical factors associated Brake pads and disks do not attain their service life. an initial break-in period has elapsed. Online Edition for Part No. This phenomenon is when the parking brake is set. when coasting to a standstill (at a traffic Drive at varying engine speeds and Obey your local and state maximum signal. tires do not optimal wear patterns until after approx.000 km): the first 200 miles (300 km). repeat this proce- (160 km/h) during this initial period. apply the parking brake lightly Up to 1. we request that you comply with their manufacture. Vacuum for the brake system servo unit kickdown point. higher levels of pedal force will be Follow the same break-in procedure if required to brake the vehicle. 01 41 0 155 476 . drive cautiously during drums. for example – substantially road speed. Obey your local and state maximum wet or slushy roads.200 miles (2. 4. Engage the gears carefully during the break-in period. for instance). To break-in the separate parking brake Engine and differential For this reason. vehicle engine is running. vehicle with the engine off – when gradually increase the engine speed or Reduce your speed on wet roads. pressing the accelerator beyond the referred to as aquaplaning.500 RPM or a road speed of 100 mph To avoid corrosion. Clutch The clutch will also begin to function optimally after about 300 miles (500 km).< either the engine or the differential is replaced in the future. and can lead to partial or on your BMW is available only when the complete loss of traction. traffic conditions allow you to do so.200 miles (2.000 km).© 09/00 BMW AG . with the following recommendations. When the vehicle is operated on dure from time to time. or hydro. water may form between the tire and The brake lamps do not come on Do not apply full throttle and avoid the road surface. planing. a wedge of speed limits.< towing. When you move the After 1. provided that road speeds. but do not exceed speed limits.

01 41 0 155 476 . ized by a partial or complete loss of > Tow-start only when the engine is contact between the tires and the road cold. or burns incom- speed. unburned residual steering and braking control. The ultimate results are loss of Technology Repairs a warm engine. If you must assistance. so. phenomenon is referred to as aqua- > Fill the fuel tank well before it is planing or hydroplaning. or trical systems and the transmission. fuel in the catalytic converter could Driving through water: ignite and cause damage. a operation and avoid potential damage: wedge of water can form between the > Be sure to comply with the scheduled tires and the road surface. Reduce your speed when you drive on evasive maneuvers. Even light but hooks. be sure that they will not use with unleaded fuel only.© 09/00 BMW AG . If you do enough to permanently damage both possibly to brake failure. such objects could pose the risk of the catalytic converter and the system Controls Aquaplaning: personal injury during braking or oxygen sensor. drive only at walking fuel is not burned. This Car care maintenance requirements. If you attempt to tow-start with surface. If you do not. and heavy objects on the hooks. and is designed for on the brake pedal. consistent pedal pressure can lead to obstruct the driver's vision. such objects could pose the risk of Never allow the engine to run with injury to vehicle occupants during any of the spark plug cables discon- braking or evasive maneuvers or in a Index nected. Do not hang Even minute quantities of lead would be high temperatures. crash. If you do properly does not present a problem). Driving at a faster speed could pletely. Online Edition for Part No. trouble-free engine wet or slushy roads. It is better Do not drive through water that is to jump-start the vehicle with outside deeper than 1 foot (30 cm). repeated start attempts in which the Package tray: engine does not start (stopping and Never use the rear window shelf to Data restarting an engine which is running store heavy or bulky objects. the elec- frequently or for extended periods.< To ensure efficient. so. such as engaging the starter cause damage to the engine. brake wear. drive through water accumulations up > Avoid other situations in which the to that depth. It is character- empty.Driving notes Catalytic converter 117n Brakes: Clothes hooks: The catalytic converter reduces harmful Overview Do not drive with your foot resting When suspending clothing from the exhaust emissions.

Braking with ABS However. despite the full brake catalytic converter on this and every to break into an uncontrolled skid. you can avoid damage. hay. on asphalt. together conditions (on straight-aways and in these shields. concrete. This is because locked maximum brake pressure ("panic lytic converter could respond by wheels are dangerous. snow. tells you that the surfaces. leading to serious wheels slide. A braking distances possible under most of the exhaust system.). Information for your safety This means that the wheels can lock in Not even ABS can suspend the laws of the final phase of a panic stop – a factor physics. Such contact could lead to a fire. the cata. under braking. it is once again deactivated.© 09/00 BMW AG . 6 mph (10 km/h). do not apply under. standing at idle. response under these conditions. wet road coating to their surfaces. cation: conditions. for surfaces (asphalt. control over the vehicle. to prevent the wheels from locking of the ABS system if you apply lytic convertor. or when snow chains are road surfaces. If you do not. ABS cannot prevent the of no significance in actual use. you will exploit the full benefits unburned fuel from reaching the cata. with the sounds associated with the curves. braking distances may be longer than with locked wheels. take extra care to avoid contact ABS is designed to meet two essential limit range and reminds you that you between the exhaust system and flam.118nCatalytic converter Antilock Brake System (ABS) Be sure to comply with the The concept If you are in a situation that requires full instructions above to prevent ABS enhances active safety by helping braking. wet example). and parking the brake system is within its maximum vehicle.). When the front stop"). Below approx. mud. etc. hydraulic controls. 4 mph (6 km/h). leaves. requirements during every brake appli- should adapt road speed to the road mable materials (grass. application. Never remove pulsation at the brake pedal. 01 41 0 155 476 . mounted. Traction loss at possible obstacles with a minimum of Extreme temperatures occur at the the rear wheels can cause the rear end steering effort. When driving. Since the vehicle maintains overheating. etc. ice. catalyst-equipped vehicle. the driver loses steering steering responsiveness. Online Edition for Part No.< maneuverability – on all types of road traction (on gravel or snow. Heat shields The ABS system closed-loop control The system can achieve the shortest are installed adjacent to some sections circuit cycles in fractions of a second. ABS continues to provide The system becomes operative once enhanced vehicle stability and steering the vehicle exceeds a speed of approx. > To help provide vehicle stability On road surfaces that have a loose resulting in serious personal injury and > To help maintain steering control and surface layer on a firm base with good property damage. ice).

If the brake warning lamp are exploited under these circum- Car care comes on together with the indi. refer to the DSC system. CBC.© 09/00 BMW AG . ABS and ASC+T/DSC and ADB/ADB-X/DBC indicator and Please observe the section "Infor- In the event of a fault warning lamps for Canadian mation for your safety" concerning Data If the ABS in the instrument models. Normal braking effi- you might no longer be able to control cornering with high lateral accelera. speed limit. it. brake pedal for the duration of the dures on ABS are to be performed by the entire ABS. When braking during comes on. refer to between vehicles. braking distance during "panic stops." ABS to mislead you into taking All of the benefits of the ABS system increased risks. You ABS warning lamp for Canadian helps to achieve the shortest possible should never allow the added safety of models.< page 22. this aquaplaning occurs. maximum braking force boost and thus Controls hands (and at the feet) of the driver. This could CBC is an advanced engineering devel. refer to page 21. Responsibility for your BMW center at the earliest oppor- system automatically produces these types of situations remains in the tunity. the DBC is deacti- Technology Repairs failed. have the brake system checked by your Online Edition for Part No. Avoid full brake applications. Do not make any modifications to cator lamps for ABS and Do not reduce the pressure on the the ABS system. The brake system then reverts to conventional operation as on Index vehicles without ABS. DBC is included in the DSC.Antilock Brake System (ABS) 119n consequences of brake applications BMW center as soon as possible. or the risks involved when brake system. Antilock Brake System (ABS)/ cautiously and defensively.stances. or when braking during a lane Have the system checked and repaired Have the system checked as soon as change. refer any problems to If you step on the brake rapidly. which also applies to cluster lights up. To Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)* Overview with inadequate clearances for safety prevent undetected defects and cumu. 01 41 0 155 476 . When the brake authorized technicians only. Service proce- ASC+T/DSC. when exceeding the lative faults from adversely affecting the information beginning on page 84. CBC and brake application. However. vehicle stability is improved at your BMW center as soon as possible by your BMW center. ciency and ABS are still fully available. and the steering response is enhanced.< ASC+T/DSC control system has pedal is released. Cornering Brake Control (CBC) In the event of a malfunction. tion. the ABS system.cause the vehicle to lose stability and the yellow brake warning lamp opment of ABS. possible. Continue driving vated.

releasing the pedal. increased tendency for corrosion of the applications helps to dry the brake and then repeating the application discs and accumulation of contamina. the clutch or the accelerator which could obstruct their freedom of movement. they will fails. Do not drive pulsating effect that even extended page 122. impairment of the braking effect. and there is no power- brake pads that BMW has is required. Extended or steep mountain descents provides no braking effect when the should be driven in the gear in which clutch is depressed or the transmission For your own safety: use only only minimal periodic brake application is in neutral. This occurs phases between active braking inter- Maximum braking force is obtained because the minimal pressure that must while the wheels are not locked. 01 41 0 155 476 . The engine brake applications will fail to cure. fade resistance under heavy use. and therefore further increased by downshifting. parts of the four-wheel cannot ensure the operating safety of first gear. during extended periods when or kilometers. Driving notes Should engine braking prove inade- tion and braking control and greater When driving in wet conditions and in quate. BMW cannot evaluate non. Be aware of traffic condi. This avoids excessive strain assist for braking or steering when the approved for your particular vehicle on the brakes and possible engine is not running. ABS main- reached. around the brake pedal. other objects to protrude into the area Refer to page 66. but vals prevent the brakes from over- be exerted by the pads to clean the heating. the vehicle if they are installed. Instead of main- When the vehicle is driven only occa. there is an heat that is generated by the brake following traffic). Do not allow floor mats. not endanger other road users. an extended period of time. pressure to the brakes every few miles taining low to moderate pressure over sionally. and in oper. you should the vehicle is not used at all. into If you do not. (staggered braking). pads and discs. The pressure to the brake pedal (watch for tions are less frequent. heavy rain. 330xi: have brake inspec- approved brake pads to determine if The braking effect of the engine can be tions performed at a BMW center only. you should still avoid extended. with the engine shut off. it is effective to apply light continuous braking. The cooling tion on the brake pads. model. immediately prior to locking.< mode of the automatic transmission. you should revert to the staggered depressed or with the shift lever tend to respond to braking with a braking technique described on or selector lever in neutral.< Online Edition for Part No.tions to ensure that this maneuver does decelerate by applying more substantial ating conditions where brake applica. tains this state automatically. If the ABS Do not coast with the clutch If the brake discs are corroded. if necessary.© 09/00 BMW AG .120nDisc brakes Disc brakes furnish optimum decelera. BMW 325xi. In the manual drive system could be damaged. they are suited for use. carpets or any you can also downshift into first gear. thus ensuring that full braking rather when they are still barely turning discs by brake applications is not capacity remains available at all times.

01 41 0 155 476 . BMW cannot evaluate non- Brake warning lamp for Cana- approved brake pads to determine if dian models.Brake system 121n Brake fluid level Brake pads Overview If the brake warning lamp If the warning lamp for the brake comes on and the parking brake pads lights up: has been released: The brake pads have reached The brake fluid level is too low in the their minimum pad thickness.© 09/00 BMW AG . and therefore cannot ensure the operating safety of the vehicle if they are installed. Proceed reservoir (refer to page 143). Higher brake application pressure may be necessary under these conditions. Please remember to adapt your driving style accordingly.< Technology Repairs Proceed to the nearest BMW center.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. brake pedal travel has become notice- ably longer. and brake pedal travel may be significantly longer. there may be a defect in For your own safety: use only one of the hydraulic circuits of the brake brake pads that BMW has approved for your particular vehicle Car care system. to the nearest BMW center as soon as Controls If the brake fluid level is too low and possible to have the pads replaced. they are suited for use. model.

Mount Brakes safe and trouble-free. scenario. Reduce the pressure on the brake pedal BMW door lock deicer can be used to until the wheels just start to roll again free them if frozen. then If the ABS does not respond in a critical a chain may be attached to one rear braking situation and the wheels lock: Locks wheel for a short period of time. This type of To prevent the weather-stripping from Driving on low-traction road staggered braking will reduce the freezing. Do not exceed a the tires and the road surface. Reduce the pressure as the ASC+T/DSC system. then reapply pressure. treatment with BMW lock snow or for "rocking" the vehicle to free Following that. Maintain an Adaptations in driving style should be adequate distance between yourself accompanied by preparations on the Snow chains and the vehicle ahead. it may be effective to deactivate the again. 01 41 0 155 476 . increase pedal pressure barrel grease is recommended. hood Use smooth. This mixture short period of time. It allows and luggage compartment lid seals.< lower gear at an early point. Refer to page 80. Rubber seals and components Repeat this procedure. wheels lock. 330xi: in a worst-case thus helping to maintain vehicle stability down to approx. This deicer also Starting off while still maintaining enough force to contains lubricant. Refer to page 80. vehicle itself to ensure that your BMW snow chains can be mounted on progress through the winter remains both summer and winter tires. water and extended-duty antifreeze/ to deactivate the ASC+T/DSC for a ABS is intended to prevent the wheels corrosion protection. surfaces braking distance. provides protection against freezing BMW 325xi. -34 7 (-37 6). A full range of car care products is grades or slopes. Avoid excessive you to steer around hazards once you engine speeds and shift to the next have reduced the pressure on the brake higher gear at an early point. Remember that braking distances will contains the year-round ratio of 50:50 In this situation. apply a spray-on rubber treat.122nWinter operation The onset of winter is often accompa. side or you cannot access one tire. it. Be sure that the coolant mixture maximum speed of 30 mph (50 km/h). from locking during brake applications. if your vehicle is stuck on one and steering response. Replace the coolant every four years.© 09/00 BMW AG . gentle pressure to control remains responsive to steering. the accelerator pedal. available from your BMW center. it may be appropriate be significantly longer as a result. After its use. When starting from a full stop in deep continue braking. them in pairs on the rear wheels only Winter road conditions substantially and comply with the manufacturer's reduce the traction available between Coolant safety precautions. Online Edition for Part No. pedal. On down. shift down to the next nied by rapid changes in weather. and the vehicle still ment or silicone spray to the door.

On vehicles with manual trans- mission.g.< Park. Overview surfaces. Countersteer The brake lamps do not light up carefully and attempt to regain control when the parking brake is Technology Repairs of the vehicle.< linings from locking due to frost or corrosion. Make sure that accelerator pedal. also apply the parking brake If the power steering fails.Winter operation Power steering 123n Do not shift down on slick road Parking If the steering response changes. applied. e.< provide only poor or uneven traction. In increased effort will be required to braking on road surfaces that order to prevent the parking brake steer the vehicle. dry them by gently applying Skid control the parking brake as the vehicle is Car care Depress the clutch and release the coming to a stop. 01 41 0 155 476 . resulting in a loss of vehicle transmission. place the selector lever in system inspected. control. Controls Depress the clutch during hard when parking on inclined surfaces. Doing so could cause Engage 1st or reverse gear. lever of the automatic transmission into the "Neutral" position. or place the selector following traffic is not endangered.© 09/00 BMW AG . If your high steering effort: the rear wheels to lose traction and vehicle is equipped with an automatic Contact a BMW center to have this skid.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No.

buildings and responsibility for every individual natural obstructions can all lead to product being offered on the market. This phenomenon assumes outside of the vehicle. Interference factors such as high- BMW can neither test nor assume tension power lines.© 09/00 BMW AG . We recommend that you consult your regardless of how well the vehicle's BMW center before purchasing any sound system is operating. antenna.< Online Edition for Part No. the form of a low-pitched hum emanating from the speaker system. Mobile communications including the broadcast range of the devices not specifically designed for transmitter and the directional orienta- use in your vehicle may trigger malfunc.) are only obtained from mobile radios varies allowed a power output of up to according to a variety of factors. unavoidable reception interference. rain and snow can also provide reliable and trouble-free opera. tion. Before loading the vehicle on a Please refer to the Owner's Manual car-carrier train or driving it provided with your sound system for through a car-wash. do not use a cellular phone or other Car telephones or cellular phones not radio device with an antenna located approved by BMW can also cause inside the passenger compartment or interference in the radio during a tele- an antenna that is not mounted on the phone call. 01 41 0 155 476 . device of this kind. etc. tion of the antenna. remove the detailed information on its use. 10 watts.interfere with reception.124nCellular phone* Radio reception Mobile communications systems The reception and sound quality (cellular phone. fog. radio. tions while operating your vehicle. Climatic factors such as intense solar To ensure that your BMW continues to radiation.

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG . even though by immediately reducing your speed. signs of damage and for foreign This is also true for irregularities in the Technology Repairs Check tire inflation pressures objects lodged in the tread.< aquaplaning.6 mm). At a center or professional tire center. incorrect tire pressures can depth is only 0.12 in (3 mm). Below 0. wear. If this is the legally specified minimum tread Proceed carefully to the nearest BMW not done. depth indicators (arrow) in the tread.< groove base indicate that the legally. there is an increased risk of users. Tire damage (up to and including blow- permissible wear limit has been outs) can endanger the lives of both the reached. A flat tire greatly impairs matched to the vehicle and have been steering and braking response. or cause driving instability and tire tread depth of 0. ultimately resulting in an acci. the vehicle. tread have the vehicle towed in to have it and damage. respond twice a month and before beginning a go below 0. and can selected to provide optimum safety and lead to complete loss of control over driving comfort on your vehicle.063 in (1. cause of tire damage.Tire inflation pressure Tire condition 125n Information for your safety Do not drive on a deflated (flat) Overview The factory-approved radial tires are tire. but Controls the permitted load on the tires is not also driving comfort and – above all else exceeded.063 in (1. Overloading can lead to 390de331 – driving safety that depend on the overheating and increases the rate at condition of the tires and the mainte- which damage develops inside the nance of the specified tire pressure. even at relatively moderate speeds and with only small amounts of water on the road.12 in (3 mm) tread vehicle occupants and other road Data depth. Avoid overloading the vehicle so that It is not merely the tire's service life. tires. longer trip (refer to page 29). dent. Index Online Edition for Part No. such regularly – include the space. Check the vehicle's handling characteristics. as a pronounced tendency to pull to the saver spare tire or spare tire – at least Tread depth should not be allowed to left or right. Should this occur. Inspect your tires frequently for tread tire failure or some other vehicle defect. Unusual vibrations encountered during cantly influences the roadholding ability Tire tread – Tire damage normal vehicle operation can indicate of your BMW. its tires inspected. It also signifi.6 mm). tread depth. You could have a blowout as a Car care Incorrect inflation pressure is a frequent result.

and does and possible tire failure. in combination. A. or Temperature A B C The traction grade assigned to excessive loading. use.< depart significantly from the norm due failure. properly inflated and not overloaded. The grade C corresponds to a to variations in driving habits.© 09/00 BMW AG . 109. Requirements in addition to these hydroplaning. and may temperature can lead to sudden tire bility. representing the Treadwear 200 Traction AA when tested under controlled condi. to their extreme age. factors that of tires depends upon the actual condi. and reduce tire life. however. and excessive can lead to a decrease in their dura- tions of their use. can cause heat buildup All passenger vehicle tires must ahead braking traction tests. A tire marked C is established for a tire that is Treadwear may have poor traction performance. Grades B and A tread configuration from a single manu.< conform to Federal Safety not include acceleration. under controlled conditions on speci- fied government test surfaces of The temperature grade for this tire DOT Quality Grades asphalt and concrete. Driving For example. underinflation. lowest. 01 41 0 155 476 . This is due to the possible varia- well on the government course as a tire Sustained high temperature can cause tions in casing structures and.126nTire replacement To maintain good handling and vehicle Traction under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety response. from highest to Standard No. cornering. Do not use retreaded tires. represent higher levels of performance facturer. page 130. Traction AA A B C Excessive speed. For example: rating based on the wear rate of the tire highest).< Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between Treadwear Temperature tread shoulder and maximum section The treadwear grade is a comparative The temperature grades are A (the width. when tested under controlled condi. are AA. tire's resistance to the generation of Temperature A tions on a specified government test heat and its ability to dissipate heat course. B and C.< teristics. B and C. in some graded 100. Online Edition for Part No. service level of performance which all practices and differences in road char. use only tires of a single The traction grades. BMW tests and approves Those grades represent the tire's ability on the laboratory test wheel than the wheel/tire combinations. either separately or this tire is based on straight. passenger vehicle tires must meet acteristics and climate. Uniform Tire Quality Grading grades. The relative performance the material of the tire to degenerate cases. or peak traction charac. a tire graded 150 would tions on a specified indoor laboratory safety may be impaired by their wear one and one-half (1g) times as test wheel. beginning on to stop on wet pavement as measured minimum required by law.

6 years old. and should not of the tires that might be realized. principle. tire rotation is all tires when the tires are no more than not recommended. 01 41 0 155 476 .< DOT .. the tire inflation pressure should always be corrected.000 miles (5. the wheels may not be sidewall: patterns will vary according to indi.000 km). 4100 means that the tire was vidual driving conditions. The tread wear patterns at the front end on the front and rear axles (refer to factured is indicated by the code on the differ from those at the rear – the actual page 130). ests of safety and maintaining optimal Controls BMW recommends the replacement of handling characteristics. Consult your BMW center for more information. A tire for the rotation are likely to be recap- in this condition should be replaced by tured by any increase in the service life a new tire immediately. In the inter- manufactured in week 41 of 2000. is based on economic considerations. since braking characteristics and road grip could otherwise be adversely affected.© 09/00 BMW AG . even if a tire life of 10 years If a proposed interaxle rotation of tires is possible. Following rotation. rotated from one axle to the other. In be mounted together with new tires. interaxle rotation must be Technology Repairs performed in short intervals. Should you decide to rotate the tires. Car care Spare tires over 6 years old should be one should consider whether the costs used only in case of emergency. with a maximum of 3. it is essential to comply with the following: Rotate tires on the same side only.. Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Tire replacement Tire rotation 127n Tire age Between the axles If different tire sizes are mounted Overview The date on which the tire was manu.

screw-on valve stem caps. The (not on ZR tires) center rim function of these systems is impaired if Speed rating Rim diameter in inches improper wheel-tire combinations are (before R on ZR tires) Hump on the 2 rim shoulders used. Dirt in the the approved wheel-tire combination as valves frequently leads to slow leaks. Summer tires: soon as possible. spec. for example. ATC and ASC+T/DSC. remount maximum speed for the tire.© 09/00 BMW AG . For this reason. In the The speed rating indicates the approved Protect tire valve from dirt by using event of a flat tire. 01 41 0 155 476 . Example: 205/60 R 15 91 W Codes stamped on light-alloy wheels: ifications and sizes is mandatory. T M+S = up to 118 mph (190 km/h) Due to the high speeds this vehicle can The codes on radial tires: H M+S = up to 130 mph (210 km/h) reach. use only tires of the same brand and tread pattern.128nWheel and tire combinations The right choice Codes on tires and wheels Winter tires and all-season tires: Use only BMW-approved tires. the correct tire. in mm Rim width Comply with local/national regulations. Refer to The tire codes will aid you in selecting Q M+S = up to 100 mph (160 km/h) page 130. the use of specific brands.< S = up to 112 mph (180 km/h) T = up to 118 mph (190 km/h) H = up to 130 mph (210 km/h) V = up to 150 mph (240 km/h) W = up to 167 mph (270 km/h) Y = up to 187 mph (300 km/h) ZR = above 150 mph (240 km/h) Online Edition for Part No. Example: Nominal width 7 J x 15 H2 Consult any BMW center for details. Aspect ratio in % in inches Radial tire ID code Code letter for The correct wheel-tire combina- Rim diameter in inches flange type tion affects different systems such Load rating Symbol for full-drop as ABS.

330xi: in a worst-case steering response. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. if your vehicle is stuck on one made by the same manufacturer having side or you cannot access one tire. Technology Repairs Mount only winter tires approved by their ability to cope with winter driving Comply with all manufacturer's safety BMW. has the required technical knowledge in pairs and only on the rear wheels. they gener.Winter tires 129n Choosing the right tire Do not exceed specified Storage Overview BMW recommends winter tires (M+S maximum speeds Always store tires in a cool. radial tires) for driving in adverse winter Never exceed the maximum speed Store them away from light whenever road conditions. Snow chains* ally fail to provide the same levels of Have this work performed by skilled The use of narrow-link BMW snow performance as standard snow tires in professionals only. accidents. Comply with the specified tire inflation pressures – and be sure to have the wheel and tire assemblies balanced every time you change the tires. dry place.16 inches (4 mm). 01 41 0 155 476 . and should best winter tires for your particular thus be replaced. service tires can lead to damage and Controls W. possible.< scenario. tire pressure a chain may be attached to one rear wheels. provide you with information on the below 0. install winter tires happy to assist you. V. Any BMW center will be glad to conditions once the tread wears to precautions when mounting the chains. driving conditions. grease and fuel. Y and ZR speed ratings. then the same tread configuration on all four Tire condition. Protect the tires against M+S tires provide better winter traction Unprofessional attempts by laymen to contact with oil. Any BMW center chains on winter tires is approved only winter driving.© 09/00 BMW AG . than standard summer tires with H. Winter tires display a perceptible loss in wheel for a short period of time. Although all-season for which the tires are rated. and the proper equipment and will be Car care In the interest of safe tracking and BMW 325xi.

5Jx15 6.5Jx17 Online Edition for Part No.5Jx17 Rear: 245/40 ZR 17 – – 8.5Jx15 7Jx15 205/55 R 16 91 H – – 7Jx16 225/50 R 16 92 W 225/50 ZR 16 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load – – 7Jx17 225/45 R 17 91 W – – 8Jx17 Front: 225/45 ZR 17 – – 7.130nApproved wheel and tire specifications Tire specifications Steel rim Alu-wheel Light-alloy (black) wheel BMW 320i All season tires 195/65 R 15 91 H M+S 6.5Jx15 205/55 R 16 91 H M+S 7Jx16 – 7Jx16 205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load 7Jx17 – 7Jx17 Summer tires 195/65 R 15 91 H – – 6.5Jx15 205/60 R 15 91 H – – 6.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 .5Jx15 6.

0Bx16 – – T 125/90 R 16 98 M 3.5Jx15 6.© 09/00 BMW AG .5Jx15 6.5Jx15 225/50 ZR 16 205/60 R 15 91 Q M+S 6. an entry in the vehicle documents may be necessary.5Jx15 6. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. refer to the vehicle documents. If you install tire sizes not approved by the manufacturer.Approved wheel and tire specifications 131n Tire specifications Steel rim Alu-wheel Light-alloy Snow chains* Overview (black) wheel You cannot mount snow chains with Winter tires the following tires: 225/50 R 16 92 W 195/65 R 15 91 Q M+S 6.5Bx17 – – Comply with the specifications for tires and wheels in the vehicle's manuals.5Jx15 225/45 R 17 91 W Controls – 7Jx15 245/40 ZR 17 205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S 7Jx16 7Jx16 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load – 7Jx17 Mixed tires Car care 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S – – 8Jx17 For details concerning tire manufac- turers for mixed tires. Space-saver spare tire – T 125/90 R 15 96 M 3.5Bx16 – – T 125/80 R 17 99 M 3.5Jx15 6. 01 41 0 155 476 .5Bx15 – – Technology Repairs T 115/90 R 16 92 M 3.

If you install tire sizes not approved by the manufacturer.5Jx17 Mixed tires Rear: 245/40 ZR 17 – 8. Online Edition for Part No. 205/55 R 16 91 H M+S 7Jx16 7Jx16 Snow chains* 205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load 7Jx17 7Jx17 You cannot mount snow chains with the following tires: Summer tires 225/50 R 16 92 W 205/55 R 16 91 V – 7Jx16 225/50 ZR 16 92 Q M+S 225/50 R 16 92 W (not on 325xi) 225/50 ZR 16 225/50 ZR 16 (not on 325xi) 225/45 R 17 91 W 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load – 7Jx17 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S 245/40 ZR 17 225/45 R 17 91 W – 8Jx17 Front: 225/45 ZR 17 – 7. 205/55 R 16 91 Q M+S 7Jx16 7Jx16 225/50 R 16 92 Q M+S (not on 325xi) 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load – 7Jx17 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S – 8Jx17 Space-saver spare tire T 115/90 R 16 92 M 3.132nApproved wheel and tire specifications Tire specifications Steel rim Light-alloy wheel BMW 325xi BMW 325i/330xi For all tires. an entry in the vehicle documents may be necessary.5Bx17 – Comply with the specifications for tires and wheels in the vehicle's manuals. 01 41 0 155 476 .0Bx16 – T 125/90 R 16 98 M 3.© 09/00 BMW AG . refer to the Winter tires vehicle documents. only light-alloy wheels must All season tires be used.5Bx16 – T 125/80 R 17 99 M 3.5Jx17 For details concerning tire manufac- turers for mixed tires.

If you install tire sizes not approved by the manufacturer.5Jx17 Rear: 245/40 ZR 17 – 8.© 09/00 BMW AG . Data Index Online Edition for Part No. refer to the 225/45 R 17 91 W – 8Jx17 Car care vehicle documents.5Jx17 Winter tires Technology Repairs 205/50 R 17 93 Q M+S extra load – 7Jx17 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S – 8Jx17 Space-saver spare tire T 125/80 R 17 99 M 3.5Bx17 – Comply with the specifications for tires and wheels in the vehicle's manuals. 133n Tire specifications Steel rim Light-alloy wheel Snow chains* Overview You cannot mount snow chains with the BMW 330i/330xi following tires: All season tires 225/45 R 17 91 W 205/50 R 17 93 V M+S extra load 7Jx17 7Jx17 245/40 ZR 17 225/45 R 17 91 Q M+S Controls Summer tires Mixed tires 205/50 R 17 93 W extra load – 7Jx17 For details concerning tire manufac- turers for mixed tires. Front: 225/45 ZR 17 – 7. an entry in the vehicle documents may be necessary. 01 41 0 155 476 .

hand side of the instrument panel. Pull the release handle and open the the guidelines.134nHood Do not work on your vehicle without appropriate skills. If you are not familiar with Pull the lever located under the left. Failure to work in an informed. Comply with all appli- cable instructions and warnings. 01 41 0 155 476 . Always disconnect the battery before working on any electrical systems or equipment. Always switch off the engine and allow it to cool down before working in the engine compartment.© 09/00 BMW AG .< Online Edition for Part No. please have the opera. especially when these are located within the engine 460de044 460us012 compartment. tions performed by your BMW center. hood. professional manner when servicing components and materials constitutes a safety To unlock To open hazard for vehicle occupants and other road users.

If it is determined that the hood is not completely closed while driving. To avoid injuries. 01 41 0 155 476 .< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. as with all closing procedures. be sure that the travel path of the hood is clear when it is closed.Hood 135n Overview Controls 464de260 Car care To close Allow the hood to drop from a height of about 12 inches (30 cm) so that it audi- Technology Repairs bly engages.© 09/00 BMW AG . stop immediately and close it securely.

325xi.136nEngine compartment – BMW 320i. 325i. 330xi 462us055 Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . 330i. 01 41 0 155 476 .

325xi.Engine compartment – BMW 320i. 330xi 137n 1 Brake fluid reservoir 143 Overview 2 Engine oil dipstick 139 3 Coolant expansion tank 142 4 Engine oil filler neck 139 5 Reservoir for the headlamp* and Controls windshield washer system 138 6 Auxiliary terminal for jump starting 173 Car care Technology Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part No. 325i.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . 330i.

We recommend that you mix the washer fluid before adding it to the reservoir. Fill with water and – if required – with a washer antifreeze (according to manu- facturer's recommendations). even at high speeds.138nWasher fluids Washer nozzles Antifreeze agent for the washer Windshield washer systems is inflammable. needle to adjust the nozzles as sible to children. or have them adjusted by your instructions on the containers. 463de243 Headlamp washer system* Have this system adjusted by your BMW center as required.6 US quarts (5.3 liters). keep it away from sources of directed so as to ensure effective flame and store it in its original cleaning. 01 41 0 155 476 . Headlamp* and windshield washer system Filling capacity: approx.< Online Edition for Part No. Comply with the required.< BMW center. Use a container. 5. Store it so that it is inacces.© 09/00 BMW AG . For this The spray from the nozzles should be reason.

and the 5 The oil level should be between the power steering system. the differential.1 US quarts (1 liter). 3 After approx. never let the oil drop below Technology Repairs ture. use of additives could lead to damage 4 Carefully push the dipstick all the way in some cases. oil consumption is directly influenced by your driving style and vehicle operating conditions. reached normal operating tempera.Engine oil 139n Overview Controls 462de244 460de189 462de245 Car care Checking the oil level The space between the two marks on To add oil 1 Park the vehicle on a level surface. the automatic again. the upper mark on the dipstick. the similar material. pull the dipstick out and wipe it off with a BMW engines are designed to clean lint-free cloth. oil will damage the engine. the lower mark. Wait until the level has dropped to just 2 Shut the engine off after it has 1. 01 41 0 155 476 . Index Online Edition for Part No. transmission. paper towel. or operate without oil additives. 5 minutes. Do not fill beyond above the lower mark before adding oil. Excess However. This is also true for the into the guide tube and pull it out manual transmission. Data As with fuel economy.© 09/00 BMW AG . the dipstick corresponds to approx.< two graduations on the dipstick.

530us200 Online Edition for Part No. The selection of the correct SAE class sive testing.bmwusa. Based on exten. Ask your BMW center for details concerning the specific "BMW High Performance Synthetic Oil" or other synthetic oils that have been approved. 01 41 0 155 476 ." you may use small volumes of other approved These oils may be used for driving in all synthetic oils for topping up between oil ambient temperatures. BMW has approved only depends on the climatic conditions in certain types of engine oils.com to obtain this information.140nEngine oil Specified engine oils Viscosity ratings The quality of the engine oil is Viscosity is the oil flow rating as estab- extremely important for the function lished in SAE classes. and life of an engine." Approved oils are in SAE classes If you are unable to obtain "BMW High 5W-40 and 5W-30. changes. Use only oils with the specifi- cation API SH or higher. Use only approved "BMW High Perfor- mance Synthetic Oil.© 09/00 BMW AG .< Performance Synthetic Oil.< You can also call BMW of North America at 1-800-831-1117 or visit this website: www. the area where you drive your BMW.

Car care For this reason. grease and similar materials so that they are inaccessible Technology Repairs to children.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. Continuous exposure to used oil has caused cancer in laboratory testing.Engine oil 141n Always comply with all environ- Overview mental protection guidelines and regulations when disposing of used oil. thoroughly wash any areas of skin that come into contact with oil using soap and water.< Recommendation: have the oil changed Controls by your BMW center only.© 09/00 BMW AG . Comply with warning labels and information on containers. 01 41 0 155 476 . Always store oils.

< end of the red float is aligned with the internal corrosion. factory-approved. Extended-duty antifreeze with is cold (approx. 68 7 or +20 6): extended-duty antifreeze with corrosion corrosion inhibitor contains ethylene glycol. Replace the coolant every four years. Then open. and in a location that is inaccessible to Correct coolant level when the engine The coolant is a mixture of water and children. Always maintain the reason. there is a danger of scalding. You should always coolant until the correct level is store them in their original container Checking coolant level reached – do not overfill. No other additives upper edge of the filler opening (refer are required. or max.© 09/00 BMW AG . For this Unscrew the cap from the expansion inhibitor. escaping coolant removing the cap from the expansion can cause burns. The coolant level is correct when the ratio for year-round protection against It could ignite and cause burns. Antifreeze and anticorrosion agents are 2 If the coolant is low. The needle of the coolant gauge To avoid the possibility of damage later in the instrument cluster must be on. free extended-duty antifreeze with 46cde036 1 Turn the cap slightly counterclock- corrosion inhibitor. Comply with the applicable envi.< schematic diagram next to the filler opening). Online Edition for Part No. a flammable substance. Your BMW center is wise in order to allow accumulated familiar with the official specifications. ronmental laws regulating the 0. nitrite and amino. slowly add hazardous to health. that is up to the disposal of extended-duty antifreeze second mark on the float (see also the with corrosion inhibitor. If Wait until the engine cools before you attempt to do so. to the arrow in the illustration).8 in (2 cm) higher. never use anything other than located in the blue zone. pressure to escape. prescribed all-season 50:50 mixture corrosion inhibitor on hot engine parts. tank.142nCoolant Do not add coolant to the cooling Add coolant system when the engine is hot. If it is not. do not spill antifreeze with tank. 01 41 0 155 476 .

< mining and correcting the cause of brake fluid loss. Refer also to the Service and Warranty Information Booklet (US 460de128 models) or the Warranty and Service Guide Booklet (Canadian models). You should always store If the brake warning lamp comes on it in its original container and in a loca- and the parking brake has been tion that is inaccessible to children. that is. have the brake fluid changed every two years by Controls a BMW center. Comply with the informa- tion provided on page 121. consult your BMW center. Comply with the applicable envi- Overview it absorbs moisture from the air ronmental laws regulating the over time.© 09/00 BMW AG . disposal of brake fluid. mark. 01 41 0 155 476 . released: Do not spill the fluid and do not fill the Check the brake fluid level and if brake fluid reservoir beyond the "MAX" Technology Repairs necessary.Brake fluid 143n Brake fluid is hygroscopic. Brake fluid is toxic and damages the Car care vehicle's paint. refill it to the "MAX" mark. Your BMW center is familiar with the specifications for factory- approved brake fluids (DOT 4).< In order to ensure the safety and reli- ability of the brake system. The brake fluid could ignite upon contact with hot engine parts and For adding brake fluid or for deter. Brake fluid loss can result in extended pedal travel. cause burns. Data Index Online Edition for Part No.

01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .144nVehicle Identification Number 460de055 In the engine compartment. on the right-hand strut dome (arrow). Online Edition for Part No.

460us112 distance highway travel.000 miles (100. since engine oil ages regard- your verification for the regular mainte- significant role in maintaining the resale less of use. Online Edition for Part No. depending upon operating 62. nance of your vehicle and are required value of the vehicle. for the performance of warranty Service and Warranty Information repairs.© 09/00 BMW AG . Your BMW center is always informed on The BMW Maintenance System the latest maintenance work and repair includes the Engine Oil Service and techniques and equipped with the Car care Inspections I and II.000 miles Information Booklet (US models) or the Please keep in mind that regular main.000 km) per year – should neverthe- Warranty and Service Guide Booklet tenance is not only necessary for the less have the oil changed at least every (Canadian models). maintenance and repair. These entries are safety of your vehicle. same time. The BMW Maintenance System has checking parts known from experience Determining the maintenance intervals been designed as a reliable means of to be subject to wear is a permanent according to the actual use of the vehi- providing maximum driving and operat. (10. because miles can be a good idea to have the body checked traveled in many different ways: for damage from rocks or gravel at the From the point of view of maintenance. confirmed in the Service and Warranty drive significantly less than 6. 01 41 0 155 476 . These are then indicated in Please refer to the Service and the Service Interval Display. in short-distance urban driving are not Controls the equivalent of the same distance Have your BMW center perform covered at moderate speeds in long. part of the maintenance specifications. required special tools. While Warranty Information Booklet (US mod- conventional systems rely on distance els) or the Warranty and Service Guide traveled alone to determine when Booklet (Canadian models) for addi- Index service is due.The BMW Maintenance System 145n actual conditions under which the vehi. Minimal use drivers – those who possible for you.< Service Interval Display Booklet (US models)/Warranty Advanced technology is employed to and Service Guide Booklet calculate the optimal maintenance (Canadian models) Data intervals. it might be Overview cle operates. In addition. the BMW Maintenance tional information on maintenance inter- System has for years considered the vals and procedures. As a precaution against rust. cle covers every kind of operating situa- ing safety – and as cost-effectively as Be sure that all maintenance work is Technology Repairs tion.000 km) accumulated conditions. but also plays a two years.

In the winter months. and they also cause damage accumulated ice and snow – never use > The wheels and tires of your vehicle to the vehicle. Parts of the vehicle that are When cleaning the headlamps. be sure to an automatic car wash.© 09/00 BMW AG . etc. Inadequate distance and excessive pressure can damage or Wipe away tough dirt and loosen and Deactivate the rain sensor weaken the finish. or by unintended wiper activation. of the rain sensor. making it more remove dead insects before washing (refer to page 70) when passing susceptible to subsequent attack. – should be cleaned by (this causes scratches). car wash operator if necessary. Wax washers are used.< during or immediately after exposure to strong sunlight. When using an automatic car wash. Large quan. be inaccessible to the automatic washer – please observe the following: sure that: such as door sills. abrasives or strong solvents. brush pressure. a scraper. surface. even when it from automatic car washes or insects maintain an adequate distance between is new. tities of dirt and road salt are difficult to Always use a deicer spray to remove remove. door and hood Do not clean by wiping with a dry cloth edges. it is especially dirt and contamination (such as insects) > No damage will occur on vehicles with attached body accessories (such important to be sure that the vehicle is by soaking with BMW Car Shampoo as spoilers or antennas). moisture could penetrate to In order to avoid spots. apply > The vehicle is cleaned with minimum the brakes briefly to dry them. 01 41 0 155 476 .< term damage. and that ample water Braking efficiency might otherwise be is available for washing and rinsing. through an automatic car wash. reduced by the moisture and the brake rotors could also be corroded. In the vehicle. Car wash systems that do not can cause malfunctions in the function the spray source and the vehicle's employ brushes are preferable. leading to long- vehicle when the hood is warm. do not wash the to do so could result in damage caused vehicle components.146nCaring for your vehicle Washing your vehicle Vehicles with rain sensor: If spray wands or high-pressure You can have your BMW washed in Clean the windshield regularly. After washing the vehicle. Consult the washed on a regular basis. Never use > The car wash system is suited for the hand. Failure addition.< Online Edition for Part No.and then rinsing with plenty of water. Remove dimensions of your vehicle.< cannot be damaged by the convey- ance devices of the car wash system.

multilayer paintwork is applied at physical stresses from sand. addition to heavy ultraviolet radiation Controls with the application of specially-devel. high levels of Overview To provide effective corrosion protec. comprehensive undercoating treat.Caring for your vehicle 147n Exterior finish Depending upon material and type In coastal regions. of impact (perforation of paint layer). corrosion. road salt. This includes spots. in using special body-cavity protectants. the factory. light paints can reach tempera- A layer of flexible PVC is first applied and tree excretions (resins and pollen) tures up to 175 7 (80 6) and dark to the undercarriage. 105 7 (40 6) in the shade prevail. oily soot. can cause corrosion to In tropical zones. animal droppings (strong alkali effect) tions. temperatures of over priming techniques are supplemented start extending beneath the finish. atmospheric salt and humidity promote tion. etc. 01 41 0 155 476 . These should guide you in determining the frequency and extent Data of your efforts to maintain the vehicle finish. Index Online Edition for Part No. ing damage when allowed to remain on Car care ment with a wax-based protectant is the finish of your vehicle for any period applied. an important contribution to maintaining flaking. deposits of flue dust. tar spots. Under those condi- oped and extensively tested materials. generally limited to the outside Despite this. Road dirt. starting at the point of impact. precipitation containing of harmful environmental factors on sulfur-dioxide (acid rain) and other vehicle finishes have urged paint and environmental pollutants will damage vehicle manufacturers to initiate the vehicle's finish unless adequate ongoing programs designed to further care is provided – even though this is improve the durability of their finishes. Cataphoretic immersion gravel.© 09/00 BMW AG .. Regular maintenance makes of time. Following this. dead insects. the safety and value of your vehicle. and separations in the top coat. occur locally or regionally can have negative effects on the finish of your vehicle.paints up to 250 7 (120 6). etching. environmental factors that horizontal surfaces. In industrial areas. a all contain substances capable of caus. Technology Repairs Increasing awareness of the effects lime. and high humidity.

to changes in the paint's chemical Use cleaning and car-care Damage caused by flying stones. or Warranty and Service Guide Booklet substances. Failure to do so can lead (Canadian models). 01 41 0 155 476 . right hand side under the hood and on substances (tree resins. damage with a BMW spray paint or a substances that are harmful to the The best way to determine when the BMW touchup stick.< Online Edition for Part No. structure or to discoloration. Use clean. the finish coat. you should immediately any wax or silicone that may have been ranty Information Booklet (US models) remove especially aggressive left on the windows during waxing. the More extensive paint damage should affected areas should be waxed to be professionally repaired in accor- ensure continued protection. After cleaning. oil. grease and your BMW center. must be touched spilled during refueling.© 09/00 BMW AG . vehicle's finish. Wait a few days. with tar remover. your BMW center.. away immediately. Remove tar spots applying a wax preservative. Finish by cotton pad to remove. Your BMW center uses original Use cleaning and car-care BMW finish materials in accordance products that you can obtain at with official repair procedures. area with paint damage. Gasoline products that you can obtain at scratches. Then prime the area surface of the vehicle will be especially with a BMW Primer Stick.< up without delay to prevent rust from brake fluid should always be cleaned forming.148nCaring for your vehicle Caring for the vehicle finish Waxing your vehicle Paint damage Regular washing is a preventive Protect the finish using carnauba or You can touch up small areas of paint measure against long-term effects from synthetic-based waxes only. apply conspicuous after washing. the first page of your Service and War- You can use a glass cleaner to remove Nevertheless. then ing fluid or alcohol with a clean cloth or polish the repaired area. especially if you drive finish needs to be waxed is by noting The paint color code for your vehicle is your vehicle in areas with high levels when water stops beading on the provided on a sticker located on the of air pollution or aggressive natural surface. pollen). dance with the manufacturer's instruc- tions. as should bird If corrosion has started to form in an droppings. Finally. remove all rust Any contamination remaining on the and clean the area. etc.

Never use solvents such as lacquer thinner. The wiper blades should be Do not use steam cleaners operating at completely dry. Car care important for vehicles with a rain sensor. fuels. Use only wiper blades approved clean water and a shampoo supplement The floor mats can be removed from by BMW.< moisture to soak through the seats or headliner. strong alkalis or abrasives. as the window frames and door handles. Rubber components should be cleaned with water only. never allow the inertia Controls Clean the wiper blades with soapy ing acids. However.© 09/00 BMW AG . Index Online Edition for Part No. parts constructed of real wood *. Heavily soiled floor carpets and mats * clean these parts carefully with ample can be cleaned with an interior cleaner. Do not allow your BMW center. Follow headliners. not use aggressive products contain. panels made of real wood* and other Plastic components. Clean them with mild soapy to clean inside window surfaces and Light-alloy wheels should be treated water only. This is especially Follow the manufacturer's instructions. After cleaning. vinyl upholstery. lamp lenses. do could damage the belt fabric. a rubber treatment or silicone spray may also be applied. or similar substances. Technology Repairs accumulation of road salt. Use chrome Use only a damp cloth to clean trim polish as an additional treatment. (quartz) cleansers on mirror lenses. 01 41 0 155 476 . retracting the strap properly. especially if they have an the vehicle for cleaning.< if desired. Do not use chemicals or dry mirrors without smearing and streaking. Dirty safety belts replaced twice a year – before and temperatures above 140 7 (+60 6). since this Never use polishing pastes or abrasive during the winter months. prevent the inertia reel mechanism from after the cold season. of the instrument panel and compo- nents with a sprayed dull black surface Use cleaning and car-care can be cleaned with water (add plastic products that you can obtain at shampoo as required). and thus If your vehicle has chrome parts * such constitute a safety hazard. especially cleaners to clean safety belts. with alloy wheel cleaner. the clear cover up by drying with a soft cloth.Caring for your vehicle 149n Window care Caring for other vehicle Do not remove safety belts to clean Overview You can use window and glass cleaner components and materials them. heavy-duty grease Data remover. reel to retract the belts until they are water.

150nCaring for your vehicle Care of upholstery materials The buildup of an electrostatic charge Leather care Depressions in the upholstery that on the seat covers. We therefore stain remover or appropriate cleaning suggest that you clean the leather with fluid. Brush the fabric afterwards to a vacuum cleaner or cloth at frequent restore its appearance.< Online Edition for Part No. intense sunlight. Just as with Because this product is manufactured metal part of the vehicle while getting home textiles or clothing. your BMW center. If the vehicle will be stored for an For cleaning. A cleaning glove is available for essential. as dust and road dirt act as especially "stubborn" lint. you must make out. and premature brittleness on the warm water and an interior cleaner. care. This leads to wear spots cleaned off without delay. cover all the seats or Since dirt and grease gradually attack the windows to prevent fading. avoided. 01 41 0 155 476 . processed using state-of-the- the nap with a lightly dampened brush. intervals. particularly if The leather upholstery* used by BMW result from everyday use can be atmospheric humidity is low. This also products that you can obtain at acts as an antistatic agent. the protective layer of the leather. rubbed-in and for the peculiarities of its use and fabric or suede residues can be re. use BMW leather cleaning extended period or if it is exposed to foam. moved with a lint brush or Velcro® Regular periodic cleaning and care are brush.© 09/00 BMW AG . the cleaned surfaces should be treated Use cleaning and car-care with BMW leather care agent. Although this is tain its high quality for years to come. it can be provided that it is properly cared for. particular direction on velour upholstery avoided by touching a bare or polished is not a quality defect. allowance for its special characteristics Lint on upholstery materials. can give is a natural product of the highest brushed smooth by brushing against the occupants an unpleasant electric quality. this cannot be using natural materials. surface of the leather. using luke. Stains and abrasives in the pores and creases of fairly large areas of dirt should be the material. shock if they touch metal body parts art methods to ensure that it will main- after leaving the vehicle. The tendency of the pile to lie in a not dangerous in any way.

but rather by dabbing with intended for this purpose. For this reason. that pose health risks. exposed to normal use.< spot remover. Technology Repairs Use cleaning and car-care products that you can obtain at your BMW center. Never clean your vehicle with solvents Remove grease and oil stains without or other materials not specifically rubbing. Car care If the upholstery will be exposed to intense sunlight.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. cover the windows). Spills should be wiped up immediately. We recommend that you perform this always comply with the warnings and procedure twice a year on leather danger notices on the packaging.Airbags 151n For protection against dampness or Cleaning agents can contain Overview moisture. Open the doors or windows on your Controls vehicle when cleaning the interior. or if the vehicle is to be stored for an extended period. treat the leather with a BMW substances that are dangerous or impregnating agent.© 09/00 BMW AG . cover all leather surfaces to prevent fading (or better yet. 01 41 0 155 476 .

Do not apply adhesive materials to these compo- 460de140 nents or cover or modify them in any way. the instru. deactivation. Do not attempt to remove or dismantle the steering wheel. Unprofessional attempts to service the 2 Side impact Head Protection System system could lead to failure in an emer- for driver and passenger (front) gency or undesired airbag activation.< Important safety notices Don't remove the airbag restraint system's gas generator. 01 41 0 155 476 . months. Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . the side trim panels of the front or rear doors and the roof pillars or the sides of the headliner. Testing and servicing must be performed by trained technicians only. ment panel. have a BMW center passenger dispose of airbag generators. In the event of a malfunction. 3 Side airbags for driver and passenger either of which could result in personal (front and rear*) injury. To ensure compliance with official 1 Front airbags for driver and safety regulations. consult your BMW center for repairs or service operations. or triggered actuation (as a response to an accident) of the airbag restraint system.152nAirbags Vehicle storage Do not modify or tamper with either the Consult your BMW center regarding wiring or the individual components in special procedures if you intend to the airbag system. These include the store the vehicle for more than three padded steering wheel hub.

< Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Light-emitting diodes installed behind Car care translucent lenses serve as the light source for many of the controls and displays in your vehicle. some of its your vehicle. following warning: ments and factory recommendations regarding technical modifications on Engine exhaust.© 09/00 BMW AG . For this purpose. also the engine number. the constituents. Do not remove the protective lens and avoid staring directly at the unfiltered beam for extended periods (several hours). cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. 01 41 0 155 476 .Technical modifications California Proposition 65 Warning 153n Any BMW center will be glad to inform California laws require us to state the Overview you of the advisability. in some known to the State of California to cases. and certain vehicle BMW center will require the Vehicle components contain or emit chemicals Controls Identification Number and. The concept behind their operation is related to that employed for lasers.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. To do so could result in inflammation of the iris. and they are offi- Technology Repairs cially designated as Class 1 light-emit- ting diodes. legal require.

however. at the earliest possible opportunity by your BMW center. Reduce speed and contact your nearest BMW center immediately. not that you need to stop the vehicle. espe- side at the left-hand bottom of the cially the catalytic converter.154nOBD interface socket An illuminated indicator informs you of the need for service. 460us250 If the indicator blinks or flashes. this indicates a high level of engine misfire.< Online Edition for Part No. the OBD system can nents and systems for deterioration and detect leaking vapor and the indicator malfunction. Your system should be checked. lamp for Canadian models. "Service Engine Soon" warning The cover has the letters "OBD" on it. Severe engine misfire over even a short The OBD interface socket for onboard period of time can seriously damage diagnostics is located on the driver's emission control components. The purpose of the OBD system is to assure proper emission control system operation for the vehicle's lifetime by If the fuel filler cap is not on tight monitoring emission-related compo. instrument panel and under a cover. enough.© 09/00 BMW AG . the indicator will usually go out after a short period of time. If the fuel filler cap is then tightened. will light up. 01 41 0 155 476 .

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157n Replacement procedures: Overview Overview Onboard tool kit 158 Windshield wiper blades 158 Lamps and bulbs 158 Changing a wheel 165 Battery 168 Controls and features Controls Fuses 170 Microfilter 171 In case of electrical malfunction: Operation. 01 41 0 155 476 . care Car care Fuel filler door 172 Sliding/tilt sunroof 172 and maintenance Assistance.© 09/00 BMW AG . giving and receiving: Owner service procedures Jump-starting 173 Technology Repairs Towing the vehicle 174 Advanced technology Technical data Data Index Index Repairs Online Edition for Part No.

from the windshield cloth. base.< and pull the release spring (arrow) 3 Fold the wiper blade down and unhook it toward the windshield A replacement bulb set is available from 4 Pull the wiper blade past the wiper your BMW center. consult your BMW center. Use a clean luggage compartment lid. switch off the elec- trical accessory you are working on or Use only wiper blades approved disconnect the cable from the negative by BMW. 01 41 0 155 476 . or a similar mate- 2 Position the wiper blade at an angle rial. To prevent injuries and damage.< terminal of the battery. follow the instructions below carefully when replacing a bulb.© 09/00 BMW AG . comply with any instructions provided by the bulb manufacturer.158nOnboard tool kit Windshield wiper blades Lamps and bulbs The lamps and bulbs are essential factors contributing to the safety of your vehicle. If you are not familiar with any of the procedures. For this reason. 460de066 460de56 Do not touch the glass portion of a new bulb with your bare hands since even small amounts of impurities burn into the surface and reduce the The onboard tool kit is located in the 1 Rotate the wiper arm completely out service life of the bulb. or hold the bulb by its metallic Loosen the wingnut to open.< Online Edition for Part No. paper napkin. arm toward the top 5 Insert a new wiper blade and apply Whenever working on the elec- pressure until you hear it engage. Failure to do this could result in short circuits. trical system.

Online Edition for Part No. 55 watt bulb The H7 bulb is pressurized. any work on the lighting system should be performed 1 Low beams only by technicians with the appropriate Technology Repairs H7.< 1 Press the two locks at the front and turn left to release the bulb holder. wear safety glasses and protective gloves. provided deicer spray to remove accumulated traffic laws in your area do not prohibit ice and snow – never use a scraper. Remove dirt and contami. 01 41 0 155 476 . Always use a using the front fog lamps. Car care The illustration shows the left-hand side Because of the extremely high of the engine compartment.© 09/00 BMW AG . If one of these bulbs should Controls nation (such as insects) by soaking with nevertheless fail. of times. There- fore. 55 watt bulb qualifications. Index 2 Remove and replace the bulb. provided that they are not abrasives or strong solvents to clean switched on and off an unusual number the covers. Failure to comply with this precaution could lead to injury if the bulb is accidentally damaged Data during replacement. Failure to comply with this creates a risk of fatal injury.< this.Lamps and bulbs 159n When cleaning the headlamps. it is possible to BMW Car Shampoo and then rinsing 460de130 continue driving with great caution with plenty of water. Xenon lamps* Overview please observe the following: The service life of these bulbs is very Do not clean by wiping with a dry cloth long and the probability of a failure is (this causes scratches).< 2 High beams H7. voltages involved. Never use very low.

01 41 0 155 476 . 21 watt bulb guides on the vehicle 5 Guide the lamp into position. Remove and exchange the 2 Remove and replace the bulb.160nLamps and bulbs 460de171 460de133 460de134 The illustration shows the left-hand side Front turn signal indicator 4 Insert the 2 pins on the lamp into the of the engine compartment. turn the bulb and remove it to the left. release the inner Parking lamps hook through the upper opening gentle pressure until you hear it 5 watt bulb engage. Apply 1 Using a screwdriver.© 09/00 BMW AG . bulb Online Edition for Part No. 2 Pull the lamp toward the front 1 Turn the bulb holder to the left (arrow) 3 Applying light pressure.

Failure to comply with this precaution could lead to injury 3 Tail lamp red while turning it to the left to remove. Index Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .Lamps and bulbs 161n Overview Controls 460de135 460de132 460us046 Car care Side turn signal indicators Front fog lamps* Tail lamps 5 watt bulb HB4.© 09/00 BMW AG . There- Technology Repairs end of the lens (arrow) to press it 1 Turn signal indicator yellow forward for removal fore. if the bulb is accidentally damaged 4 Tail lamp/Brake lamp red during replacement. wear safety glasses and 2 Backup lamp white 2 Apply gentle pressure to the bulb protective gloves. Remove and exchange the Data bulb. carefully loosen the lamp 2 Applying light pressure. 55 watt bulb Tail lamps (4): bulbs 21/4 watts 1 Use finger pressure against the rear Remaining bulbs: 21 watts The bulb is pressurized. turn the bulb to the left.< 1 Using a screwdriver.

partial view) until you hear it engage. Apply gentle pressure on the button (arrow. Online Edition for Part No. Remove and exchange the bulb 4 Plug in the power supply receptacle 5 Position the bulb holder for reinstalla- tion. Remove and exchange the central bulb holder. for example) 3 Applying light pressure. turn the bulb All of the bulbs are integrated in a to the left.162nLamps and bulbs 460de057 460de131 462us033 The illustration shows the right-hand Bulbs in the luggage compartment lid: 2 Fold the trim panel down (arrow 1). bulb 1 Release the bulb holder (arrow. loosen the two Disengage the bulb holder (arrow 2) Bulbs in the fender: clips and remove it 3 Applying light pressure. Set the bulb holder aside (on the luggage compartment floor.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . 4 Press the bulb holder into position partial view) and remove until you hear it engage 2 Unplug the power supply receptacle. turn the bulb to the left. 1 Using a screwdriver. luggage compartment opening. 5 Reinstall the trim with the two clips.

press the lamp Data out toward the front 2 Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove 3 Remove and replace the bulb. 2 Replace the bulb. 01 41 0 155 476 . press toward the left (arrow) to the interior lamps when equipped with release the lens reading lamps. 5 watt bulb Front: Please contact a BMW center in the 1 Place a screwdriver in the slot and The illustration provides an example of Technology Repairs event of a malfunction.© 09/00 BMW AG . Interior lamps (6 watt bulb) with reading lamps (2 x 6 watt bulbs) 1 Using a screwdriver. Index Online Edition for Part No. Interior lamps (2 x 5 watt bulbs) 1 Using a screwdriver.Lamps and bulbs 163n Overview Controls 462de268 460de047 460de182 Car care Center (high-mount) brake lamp License plate lamps Interior lamps LED light bar on the rear window. press the lamp out toward the front 2 Remove the lens and pull the bulb out of the contact studs.

01 41 0 155 476 . screwdriver if necessary Interior lamps (5 watt bulb) 2 Replace the bulb. Rear: Lighted vanity mirror* Luggage compartment lamps The illustration provides an example of 10 watt bulb the interior lamps when equipped with One lamp each in the bulb holder of the 1 Remove the bulb housing – use a reading lamps. Online Edition for Part No. out toward the front 2 Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove 3 Remove and replace the bulb. Glove compartment lamp 460de179 460de181 5 watt bulb 1 Press the lamp out using a screw- driver 2 Replace the bulb.© 09/00 BMW AG .164nLamps and bulbs Footwell lamps* 5 watt bulb 1 Press the lamp out using a screw- driver 2 Replace the bulb. tail lamp assembly: 10 watt bulb. Interior lamps (6 watt bulb) with reading lamp (6 watt bulb) 1 Press the lamp out using a screw- driver 2 Turn the bulb holder to the left and remove 3 Remove and replace the bulb. 1 Apply a screwdriver to the recess and remove the lens 1 Using a screwdriver. press the lamp 2 Replace the bulb.

set it up on using them.). firm loosen the red wing nut (arrow). automatic) and engage the parking Car care brake. To remove the spare wheel. compartment completely (refer to In order to avoid rattling noises later. remove the key and Your BMW has either a spare wheel or 460de058 engage the steering lock. Park on a firm. or wheel chock. remove them and return them to their Technology Repairs If a warning triangle or portable hazard original position when you are through warning lamp is available. Comply > Jack (1) with all applicable safety guidelines and Raise the floor panel in the luggage regulations. Switch on the hazard flashers.< note the position of the tools when you for instance). is Do not place wooden blocks or similar located behind the jack on the objects under the jack.© 09/00 BMW AG . as it could slide sideways. diate working area (behind a guardrail. jacking the vehicle on a soft or slippery screw the jack all the way back support surface (snow. If you do so. the roadside at an appropriate distance from the rear of the vehicle.Changing a wheel 165n Take these precautionary support capacity because of the limited Overview measures if you have either a flat height. tire or are changing the tire: Do not lie under the vehicle or start the Stop the vehicle as far as possible from engine when the vehicle is supported passing traffic. insert it in its holder Data Position the jack on a firm support > Wedge (2) surface. 01 41 0 155 476 . Index jack might not be able to reach its full Loosen the wing nut to remove it Online Edition for Part No. page 41). flat by the jack. compartment (refer to page 41) and Change the wheel only on a level. lift out Have all passengers leave the vehicle the floor panel in the luggage You will need the following and remain well away from your imme. loose down. ice. Failure to comply with this surface. the luggage compartment's rear wall. Shift into 1st a space-saver spare tire for temporary or reverse (selector lever in "Park" with use and to ensure your mobility. surface that is not slippery.< Controls Turn the steering wheel to the straight- ahead position. The wedge. Avoid When you have completed work. etc. creates a risk of fatal injury. Fold the handle back and gravel.

opposite the side being raised. dirt from the mounting surfaces of lation openings and pull off the the wheel and hub. (refer to the illustration detail) when ward slope. If square recess of the jacking point the vehicle is parked on a down. precautions provided on the closest to the flat tire (refer to the remove the storage tray and take out previous page center illustration) so that the jack the spare wheel 2 Secure the vehicle from rolling: base is vertically below the jacking > Lug wrench – is in the onboard tool Place the wedge against the rear point and the entire surface of the kit on the underside of the luggage surface of the front tire on the side head of the jack will move into the compartment lid (refer to page 158). place the wedge the jack is cranked securely in front of the tire. 01 41 0 155 476 .166nChanging a wheel 460de059 460de124 460de190 > Spare tire or space-saver spare tire Procedure 4 Loosen the lug bolts g turn Located next to the jack. If the 6 Jack the vehicle up until the wheel wheel must be changed on a you are changing is raised from the surface with a more severe slope. ground take additional precautions to 7 Unscrew the lug bolts and remove secure the vehicle from rolling the wheel 3 If your wheels are equipped with full 8 Remove accumulations of mud or wheel covers*: reach into the venti. 1 Read and comply with the safety 5 Position the jack at the jacking point Loosen the wing nut (arrow) by hand.© 09/00 BMW AG . clean the lug cover bolts Online Edition for Part No.

< Online Edition for Part No. both hands mounted. 11 Lower the jack and remove it from pressure at the earliest possibility. be sure that 9 Position the new wheel or the 13 Wheels with full wheel covers *: you do not damage the retaining pin in space-saver spare tire on the hub Position the wheel cover with the the spare tire recess. Refer to page 86.< Car care When storing the wheel. it may be necessary to use Tighten all the bolts securely 14 Check and correct the tire's inflation different lug bolts for those wheels. possible and have the new wheel 12 Tighten the lug bolts in a diagonal sure Control): balanced.ft. 01 41 0 155 476 . Controls Have the lug bolts checked for proper tightness with a calibrated torque 462de267 460de125 wrench at the earliest possibility [torque specification: 72 lb. To do so could cause accidents and personal injury. and screw at least two lug bolts valve opening over the valve (arrow) If light-alloy wheels other than Original finger-tight into opposite bolt holes and press it onto the wheel with BMW light-alloy wheels have been Technology Repairs 10 Screw in the remaining lug bolts. The full wheel cover may not be installed on the space-saver spare tire. Other wheel covers may not fit securely. (100 Nm)]. Do not attempt to raise another vehicle model with it or to raise any load of any kind.Changing a wheel 167n The vehicle jack is designed for Overview changing wheels only. since this could Index damage the cover. pattern Reactivate the system after mounting the spare wheel or correcting the inflation pressure. Data Use original BMW full wheel covers only.© 09/00 BMW AG . Replace the defective tire as quickly as beneath the vehicle For vehicles with RDC (Tire Pres.

< go traffic.168nChanging a wheel Battery Driving with the space-saver spare tire Drive cautiously and do not exceed a speed of 45 mph (80 km/h). > Black: not adequately charged. terminals. In order to tional information. trim panel slightly upward. Please Maintain correct tire pressures. The service life specified for the Battery posts. and battery can be achieved only if it is related accessories contain lead always kept adequately charged. tration f-turn. The battery is located at the right-rear The "Magic Eye*" is a hydrometer that Only one space-saver spare tire of the luggage compartment. size and specifications as the others to loosen the two fasteners in the illus.© 09/00 BMW AG . remove the storage tray. Use a screwdriver or a coin > Green: adequate charge. The at the earliest possible opportunity. 01 41 0 155 476 . Raise the allows you to read the charge condition may be mounted at one time. The changes in handling characteristics will be even more pronounced in Battery location Charge condition conjunction with winter tires. be sure to check the charge state often. contact your BMW center for addi- to page 29. Be aware that vehicle handling will be altered. Refer in the upper-center side trim panel. longer braking distances and changed 460de176 460de252 steering characteristics may be antici- pated when approaching limit condi- tions. Slower brake response time. Wash hands after vehicle is primarily used for stop-and- handling. Loosen the third fastener battery must be recharged.< Remove the fasteners. slide the side > Yellow: replace the battery.< Online Edition for Part No. If the and lead compounds. luggage compartment floor panel (refer of the battery: Mount a wheel and tire with the same to page 41).

Do not tip the the battery in areas where temperature Index dent. battery terminal is no longer ensured. do not place it in direct sunlight. Battery acid can leak from the remains above freezing. disconnect You will find the following symbols on ated when the battery is charged. batteries and battery acid. ventilation openings. Since the battery is mainte. case from ultraviolet radiation. allow particles containing accidentally swallowed. diately. 15 minutes.< sparks. that is. Symbols A highly explosive gas is gener.© 09/00 BMW AG . battery. When installing a battery. the protective function of the safety center. If you normally last for the service life of the Never allow sparks or open do so.< creates a risk of injury from high-energy by trained technicians only. connecting the battery. To avoid injury. or In order to protect the battery Data that the retaining bracket is installed your clothing. Do not with ample clear water. is not done. Do not disconnect the battery free. Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 . Technology Repairs your vehicle battery. the original electrolyte will when the engine is running. the cable on the negative terminal first.< battery.Battery 169n Battery care Do not allow children access to Removal and installation Overview The battery is absolutely maintenance. tronics. Avoid sparks from elec.When removing the battery. If your skin or clothing are When installing a battery. connect the mation. Do not make any modifications in the For all questions that regard the Turn the key to position 0 in the wires to the positive terminal. nance-free. consult a physician immediately. If you do battery. please consult your BMW steering lock when disconnecting or so. be sure battery acid or lead to come into that it is mounted properly and contact with your eyes. please comply with the corresponding Loosen the center adjusting screw on If battery acid is splashed into precautions whenever you work with or the battery retaining strap (use the your eyes. Wear eye protection and A discharged battery can freeze. Controls trical cables or electrical equipment. the following is for your circuit the battery terminals. then connect the Wear eye protection. If battery acid is negative terminal. then the cable on the positive terminal. This Repair and disposal must be performed Car care information only. Do not short. with the center adjustment screw. your skin. Store adequately secured in case of an acci- protective gloves. splashed by acid. flame in the vicinity of the damage the vehicle's onboard elec- tions. Before handling the battery. If this Battery acid is extremely corro. the battery will not be sive. immediately rinse near the battery. screwdriver included with the onboard them with clear water for tool kit) and disconnect the strap. the ensuing voltage surge will battery under moderate climatic condi. Consult a physician imme- please read the following infor. rinse immediately positive terminal first.

the fuse for the accessory or equip- Every time the battery is discharged. battery. Every plastic tweezers are located on the three months and before reinstalling the fuse holder. regardless of the information displayed. If it is not 2 Use the plastic tweezers to remove recharged. metal strip is melted and separated).< the cable from the battery's negative Storage periods during which the 460de062 terminal.< If you intend to store your vehicle for 1 Open the glove compartment and longer than twelve weeks: remove the turn the two white quick-release battery. Online Edition for Part No. be sure to unclamp during transport. disconnect the battery from fluid. charge it and store it in a cool fasteners outward. cable and then recharge using a suit. replace it with a new fuse of the same ampere rating (color code). have it recharged. Maintain the battery in an upright posi- tion for transport and storage. a fire or personal injury. switch it off and check the fuse.< battery is disconnected are not taken into consideration by the Service If the vehicle is to be parked longer than Interval Display for changing the brake four weeks. disconnecting the negative terminal fluid is changed every two years. able charging device.170nBattery Fuses Charging the battery Return used batteries to a recy- Charge the battery in the vehicle only cling center or your BMW center. its 3 If the fuse is burned through (the service life is reduced.the battery to prevent it from tilting trical system. Read and comply with the information In the glove compartment on page 143 covering this subject. the vehicle's electrical system by For this reason. it will not be serviceable. Failure to do so can result in short-circuits.© 09/00 BMW AG . Secure Before doing any work on the elec. be sure that the brake If an electrical accessory should fail. when the engine is not running. 01 41 0 155 476 . especially over extended periods. ment that has stopped working. Spare fuses and (but frost-and dust-free) room.

© 09/00 BMW AG . Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Fuses Microfilter/Activated-charcoal filter 171n The fuses. their respective ampere Overview ratings and the equipment in their circuits are all indicated below the fuse holder.< 2 Loosen the three fasteners (arrow) forward.1 Open the hood 4 Remove the filter by pulling it load. To do this could cause a fire in the vehicle resulting from a circuit over. refer the 3 Remove the filter cover with the three fasteners. 460de156 460de157 Do not attempt to repair a burned fuse or replace it with a fuse having a different color or amperage Car care rating. Install the new filter with a f-turn 5 Position the filter cover and secure it If a fuse blows repeatedly. 01 41 0 155 476 . To close the fuse holder. snap it into position at the top and turn the two Controls fasteners inward. Technology Repairs problem to your BMW center for repair.

reach into the opening luggage compartment.172nFuel filler door Sliding/tilt sunroof* 460de178 460de183 Manual release Manual operation Pull the knob with the fuel pump symbol 1 Remove the interior lamp (refer to (arrow) on the right trim panel of the page 163).© 09/00 BMW AG . Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 . and push the panel out 2 Turn the sunroof's steel crank with the Allen wrench from the onboard tool kit (refer to page 158) in the desired direction.

Then connect the other a voltage surge from the voltage 2 Leave the discharged battery end of the cable to a ground on the regulator to the electrical accessories connected to the vehicle's electrical engine or on the bodywork of the 9 Then disconnect the jumper cables in system vehicle that is to be started. the rear window defroster support vehicle is also rated at Attach the cable to either the support and set the blower to the highest 12 volts. If the first start Car care creates a risk of fatal injury. The minutes before another attempt in Carefully comply with the following cover of the positive terminal order to allow the discharged battery instructions to avoid personal injury or connector is marked with a "+" sign. 6 Start the engine of the support vehicle and let it run 462us053 Do not touch the parts conducting 7 Start the engine on the vehicle electrical current while the engine needing the jump-start. lighting. the engine connecting the jumper cables can be started with the use of two when helping other vehicles.< with fully insulated grips on the terminal Controls clamps. Failure to comply with this to run as usual. Remove by 8 Before disconnecting the jumper Technology Repairs pulling the tab (arrow 1) cables from your BMW. between the bodywork of the two BMW (arrow 2) Data vehicles – this creates a risk of short recharge the battery. circuits 4 Start by connecting the jumper cable from the positive terminal of the Index support vehicle to the positive terminal connector located in your Online Edition for Part No. turn on the 1 Be sure that the battery on the 5 Then connect the negative terminals. Follow the same sequence for Overview If the battery is discharged. If you do jumper cables and the battery of not.Jump-starting 173n Do not use spray starter fluids. there is the risk of injury if sparks another vehicle. speed. and that the capacities of vehicle's negative battery terminal (–). 10 seconds. wait a few BMW's engine compartment. Use only jumper cables are generated at the battery. This will prevent comparable (printed on casing) or bodywork.< attempt is not successful. There is reverse sequence.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 . 3 Make sure that there is no contact a special nut provided for this on the Depending on the cause of the fault. to recharge damage to one or both vehicles: Refer to the illustration. allow the engine to run the two batteries (Ah) are roughly or to a suitable ground on its engine approx. and allow it is running.

possible accidents. mud. > Please comply with applicable towing should not be used to pull a vehicle out nents of the running gear. It is intended for towing on paved road surfaces only.174nTowing the vehicle 460de063 460de064 380us124 Tow fitting Rear: Towing with a commercial tow The screw-in tow fitting is stored in the Use a screwdriver in the upper section truck onboard tool kit. leading to of the recess to press the cover out. Access to tow sockets straps. etc.< a towed vehicle for any reason. Never attach tie-down hooks. control arms. or lash them laws. or tow hooks to tie rods. If you do not. leading to possible accidents. of deep snow. the Always comply with all applicable components could be damaged. This fitting is ment. chains. 01 41 0 155 476 . Never allow passengers to ride in towing laws and regulations. the > Use a wheel lift or flat bed equip- sockets located at the front and rear of threads could be damaged. be sure that it remains of the recess to press the cover out. as severe damage to these Use a screwdriver in the upper section components will occur. If you do so. the vehicle. designed for installation in the tow Screw the tow fitting in completely and tightly. sand. down in any way.c Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . This fitting Do not tow the vehicle by any compo. ment. or any other part of the vehicle Front: suspension. > Do not tow with sling-type equip- in the vehicle at all times.

remove the front driveshaft for towing over longer distances with the rear axle lifted. 30 mph (50 km/h) 4 Towing distance: Max.< Data Index Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .Towing the vehicle 175n BMW 325xi. 95 miles (150 km) Car care Remove the rear driveshaft for towing over longer distances with the front axle lifted. Technology Repairs Failure to comply with this will result in damage to the transfer box. 330xi: towing the Overview vehicle with one raised axle only 1 Place the gearshift lever or selector lever in "Neutral" 2 Switching off the engine Controls 3 Towing speed: Max.

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01 41 0 155 476 . care Car care feature 184 and maintenance Rain sensor 185 Tire Pressure Control (RDC) 186 Self-diagnostics 187 Xenon lamps 188 Owner service procedures Technology Repairs Advanced technology Technical data Data Index Index Technol- Online Edition for Part No. 177n Adaptive Transmission Control Overview Overview (ATC) 178 Airbags 179 Automatic Stability Control plus Traction (ASC+T)/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) 180 Controls and features Controls Radio reception 181 Four-wheel drive 182 Safety belt tensioner 183 Interior rearview mirror with automatic dimming Operation.© 09/00 BMW AG .

Based on different shift characteristics – from comfort-oriented to performance-oriented – ATC will select the appropriate gear. the ATC (Adaptive Transmis- sion Control) uses a number of factors to calculate the gear which provides the maximum efficiency. On vehicles with an automatic trans- mission. deceleration when braking. ATC recognizes your personal driving style from the positions and movements of the accelerator pedal. it shifts up only when the engine speed increases in order to make more effi- 460us173 cient use of power reserves. ATC registers curves and both uphill and downhill gradients. it considers your individual driving style as well as current driving conditions. if you maintain speed through a curve. ATC shifts down when the speed of the vehicle increases and the driver must apply the brakes. the transmission does not shift up. On down- hill gradients. Online Edition for Part No. In this process.© 09/00 BMW AG .178nATC* In order to include driving conditions in its calculations. For example. and lateral acceleration through curves. On uphill gradients. 01 41 0 155 476 .

01 41 0 155 476 . However. as the result of a fractions of a second. The gas required to inflate the airbags is not Car care dangerous. In the event of a side collision. the passenger-side airbag is only triggered if an additional sensor has recognized that the passenger seat is occupied. a deceleration is Technology Repairs reached at which the protection of the safety belts alone is no longer adequate. the head protection and side airbags in the front Data and rear* are triggered if necessary. monitor the acceleration forces acting The entire process is completed within upon the vehicle. Index Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . it is necessarily accompanied by a certain amount of ignition and inflation noise. If. they tear through the designed separation points of the upholstered covers or press them out. In this process. Controls Because the inflation process must be 390de319 virtually instantaneous. the gas generators of the driver and passenger-front airbags are ignited simultaneously.Airbags 179n The airbags located under the marked Overview covers inflate and unfold in a matter of a few milliseconds. frontal collision. and the smoke associated Deceleration sensors continuously with it dissipates.

When equipped with DSC. lateral accelera- tion. Online Edition for Part No. ASC+T counteracts the danger of wheelspin by reducing engine torque.180nASC+T/DSC* Highly sensitive sensors monitor the number of revolutions of the wheels. You may need some time to become accustomed to this system's interven- tion. if necessary. they also monitor steering angle. brake pressure and the movement of the vehicle around its vertical axis.© 09/00 BMW AG . DSC can stabilize the vehicle in fractions of a second by reducing engine output and with the assistance of braking intervention at individual wheels. In addition. If differences in the wheel speeds occur. However. ASC will also respond by applying the brakes to the rear wheels. it provides optimum drive force and driving stability. for instance). If deviations from this occur (understeering or oversteering. The braking intervention may be accompanied by sounds specific to the system. DSC permanently monitors the vehicle's current operating condition and compares it with an ideal condition that is calculated from the sensor's signals. dangerous skids can be prevented even as they are just beginning. As a result. 01 41 0 155 476 . but only within the laws of physics.

because the broadcast Technology Repairs cally selects the antenna with the best signals travel not only along the ground FM reception quality at any given time. However. Car care The Diversity Antenna system employs several FM antennas integrated within The AM frequency bands (medium. fore not noticed by the radio listener. their effective reception range is limited. Frequency-modulation (FM) provides substantially better sound quality than AM. Data Index Online Edition for Part No. An integral processor automati- great distance. long-wave and short-wave) make rate sources for receiving broadcast it possible to receive stations from a waves. the 360de084 radio automatically tunes to the frequency with the best reception quality.Radio reception 181n The limitations inherent to radio recep- Overview tion in a moving vehicle have been minimized by a number of innovative system designs: The "Radio Data System" (RDS) makes sure that. as surface waves. and is there- from the ionosphere. because FM transmis- sions rely on line-of-sight broadcast waves. the rear window to provide three sepa- wave. for broadcast stations Controls sending on several frequencies. 01 41 0 155 476 . but also as The selection of the antenna takes atmospheric waves that are reflected place within milliseconds.© 09/00 BMW AG .

of torque between the front and rear It supports you in critical driving condi- axles is 38% to 62%. Engine output is also reduced if necessary. In addition.© 09/00 BMW AG . The distribution tion on all road conditions and surfaces. the engine intervention and the stability controls are no longer available.g. Their function is taken over by automatic braking intervention at all four wheels.182nFour-wheel drive system intervention. e. a sub-func- tion of DSC. However. it is braked automatically by ADB-X until it once again gains traction. and rear axles and in the transfer box are not required. tions. DSC should only be deacti- vated in the exceptional circumstances described on page 84. the ADB-X traction intervention is set for the maximum drive force. These traction inter- ventions are governed by Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X). If a wheel tends to slip. But the The transmission of power to the four permanent four-wheel drive provides a drive wheels is provided permanently high degree of driving stability and trac- through a transfer box. in extreme winter conditions Traditional differential locks at the front or on loose road surfaces. For 530us133 this reason. The BMW 325xi and 330xi are not intended for off-road operation. and drive force can be transmitted to that wheel. When the DSC is deactivated. 01 41 0 155 476 . the drive force is distributed to the remaining wheels during this Online Edition for Part No.

This further reduces the tendency to slide under the lap belt. Technology Repairs A gas-pressure system retracts the buckle assembly to tension the shoulder and lap belts within fractions of a second. Data Index Online Edition for Part No.Safety belt tensioner 183n Overview Controls 390de330 Car care The safety belt tensioner responds to severe frontal collisions by tightening the belts to ensure that occupants remain firmly positioned in their seats. 01 41 0 155 476 .© 09/00 BMW AG .

This sensor. which is directed forward.© 09/00 BMW AG . One lamp sensor is mounted on the front of the mirror housing. The electronic control system compares the light intensity from front and rear.184nInterior rearview mirror with automatic dimming feature* The semisolid reacts chemically to this electrical current. measures light inten- sity in the area ahead of the vehicle. The interior rearview mirror with auto- matic dimming feature reduces blinding from following traffic by adapting the intensity of the reflected images to correspond to levels of light registered by the unit's sensors. and the driver 463us013 can concentrate completely on traffic conditions. As a result. The mirror reverts to its undimmed setting as soon as the light source disappears. it is no longer necessary to dim the mirror manually. 01 41 0 155 476 . The second sensor is integrated within the mirror's glass. The differ- ence provides the basic parameter used to modulate an electrical current and induce chemical changes in a semisolid layer incorporated in the lens. Online Edition for Part No. thus providing dimming of the mirror through an infi- nitely-variable range (electrochromic technology).

As a result.© 09/00 BMW AG . The quan- Data tity of reflected light is thus a means of gauging the degree of wetness on the windshield. for example. If there is moisture on the glass. the amount of light reflected is reduced since the infrared light at the surface of the windshield can escape. the wipers react immediately – if water is splashed onto the windshield by vehicles traveling ahead of you. the rain sensor controls the operation of the windshield wipers. the rain sensor provides a contribution Controls to driving safety and comfort. 01 41 0 155 476 . 390de133 Car care Depending on the degree of wetness on the windshield.Rain sensor* 185n When the system is set to the "Intermit- Overview tent" wiper speed. Index Online Edition for Part No. The quantity of reflected light is measured. Technology Repairs Infrared light is carried along the surface of the windshield in an optical conductor in such a manner that it is reflected completely when the wind- shield is dry.

186nTire Pressure Control (RDC)* Near every wheel is an antenna in the body that receives the signal from the wheel. The pressure is measured in extremely short time intervals and then transmitted by a radio signal. Behind the valve stem in every wheel. Online Edition for Part No. the transmission rate is increased. The RDC provides an important contri- bution to driving safety. It contains a pres- sure sensor. A central electronics system evaluates the quadruple signals and forwards any changes. so you don't have to. 460de169 This system regularly checks tire pres- sure and monitors all four tires even while driving. If an irregularity is detected. there is an electronic chip that is designed for severe-duty applications and long service life. a transmitter and a battery.© 09/00 BMW AG . 01 41 0 155 476 .

self-diagnostics functions operate Controls tuation that would necessarily accom. The limit posi- Data tions and the return travel paths are checked in this manner in order to ensure that appropriate adjustments for the operating elements can be made at Index any time. silently in the background. for instance. the regularly-scheduled maintenance and Car care overall functional status of your vehicle corrected with a minimum of time. the functional status of the actuator motors (for the A calibration cycle runs every tenth time windshield wipers. sliding/tilt sunroof. tion is always available even if a The indicator lamps also come on malfunction in the air conditioner briefly after the ignition has been turned system/automatic climate control on. self-diagnostic functions after the igni- Any fault in this system would be tion has been turned off. etc. All of the other detected immediately by a current fluc. power windows. Online Edition for Part No. During this cycle. the engine is shut off. as the air conditioning system/auto- tors and all of the remaining airbag matic climate control carry out their components is measured at all times. the electrical You will hear the sounds of the air flaps Overview resistance of the airbag ignition genera. is monitored. should occur while the vehicle is parked overnight. stops in both directions. The fault would be indicated 460de177 Any possible faults detected during immediately by the airbag warning these self-diagnostics can be read out lamp. all of the tronic systems in the vehicle are tested flaps of the heating and ventilation regularly and automatically – the driver system travel to the nearest limit posi- does not have to perform any extra tion.Self-diagnostics 187n In the same manner. seats.) is the actuator motors of all the heating constantly analyzed by current and ventilation flaps travel to their limit measurements in their relays. This ensures that the defrost func- Technology Repairs operations or adjustments. While you are driving. For example.© 09/00 BMW AG . All of the important electrical and elec. pany it. 01 41 0 155 476 . by your BMW center during the next Even after you shut off the engine.

mination with significantly more bright.188nXenon lamps* Xenon lamps provide significantly- improved visibility. bicyclists and motorcy- In a xenon lamp. especially during adverse weather conditions and driving situations.© 09/00 BMW AG . and drivers in oncoming traffic The xenon lamp provides forward illu. for instance). (driving at night in heavy rain or through road repair areas where there are no lane markers. 01 41 0 155 476 . are not blinded. there is a brief warm-up period. A gas mixture in a quartz glass tube with metal vapor is ignited by a high electric voltage. and pedestrians the filament in order to generate intense are more easily detected. an electric arc replaces clists in the right lane. highway users. even under varying load condi- tions. When the lamp is turned on. Online Edition for Part No. Maximum brightness is attained in approx. Vehicles with xenon lamps are 390de134 equipped with automatic headlamp range control. Xenon lamps make a significant contri- ness and uniformity than the traditional bution to highway safety since other halogen lamp. 15 seconds. illumination. the lane ahead of you is always optimally lighted. The arc that is generated is then sustained by a lower voltage. As a result.

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191n Engine data 192 Overview Overview Dimensions 193 Weights 194 Capacities 195 Electrical system 196 V-belts 196 Controls and features Controls Operation. 01 41 0 155 476 . care Car care and maintenance Owner service procedures Technology Repairs Advanced technology Technical data Data Index Index Data Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG .

95 (75) 3.900 Maximum torque lb ft (Nm) 155 (210) 175 (237) 214 (290) at engine speed rpm 3.171) 152.494) 181.5 (2.53 (89.500 Compression ratio e 10.8 (2. 330xi: an engine performance test is authorized only on a suitable chassis dynamometer.15 (80) 3.500 3.192nEngine data BMW 320i BMW 325i/325xi BMW 330i/330xi Displacement cu in (ccm) 132.250 6. Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG .83 (72) 2. 01 41 0 155 476 .500 3.6) Bore in (mm) 3.000 5.2 (2.979) Number of cylinders 6 6 6 Maximum output hp (kW) 168 (124) 184 (135) 225 (165) at engine speed rpm 6.5 10.31 (84) 3.8 10.31 (84) Fuel-injection system Digital electronic Engine-Management System BMW 325xi.2 Stroke in (mm) 2.

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© 09/00 BMW AG .641 (2.553 4.586 (2.619 4.5 (440) 15.491 (1.010) Approved front axle weight lbs.233 4. (kg) 165 (75) 165 (75) 165 (75) 165 (75) 165 (75) Luggage compartment capacity cu ft (l) 15.318 3.583 (1.105) (1.252 3.962 (890) 2. 01 41 0 155 476 .962 (890) 1.376 4.5 (440) 15.560 3.241 3.505) (1.5 (440) 15.194nWeights BMW 320i BMW 325i BMW 325xi BMW 330i BMW 330xi Curb weight (with one person.310 4.530) Approved gross vehicle weight with manual transmission lbs.5 (440) Never exceed either the approved axle weights or the gross vehicle weight.299 4. (kg) 3.373 (1.985) (2.175 3.205 (1.505) 3.080) (1.120) (1.469 2.120) Approved roof load capacity lbs.985) 4.431 (1.494 3.183 (990) 1.5 (440) 15.615) (1. (kg) 4. options not included) with manual transmission lbs.318 3.527 (1. ready for operation. full tank of fuel.090) (1.065) (1. (kg) 2.600) (1.955) (1.984 (900) 2.920) (1.000) Approved rear axle weight lbs.105) with automatic transmission lbs. (kg) 1.469 2.585) (1. (kg) 4. (kg) 3.625) with automatic transmission lbs.950) (2.470) (1.095) (2.403 2. Online Edition for Part No.440) (1.130) (1.376 4.475) (1.436 2.

330i: BMW High Performance approx.5) Manual and automatic transmission. 8) Windshield washer system/ quarts (liters) approx.9 (approx. 5. 2.3) For details: page 138 Headlamp washer system Controls Cooling system including heater circuit quarts (liters) approx. 325i. 5. 6. 8. 330xi: For details: page 140 Car care approx. 7.© 09/00 BMW AG . 7.6 (approx. transfer – Lifetime fluid. 6. (liters) approx.1 (approx.9 (approx. 16. no fluid change box and differential required Technology Repairs Data Index Online Edition for Part No.9 (approx.Capacities 195n Notes Overview Fuel tank gal. 01 41 0 155 476 . 8.6 (approx.4) For details: page 142 Engine oil and filter change quarts (liters) 320i. 63) Fuel specification: page 28 reserve gal.5) Synthetic Oil 325xi. (liters) approx.

80 Ah Power steering parts and accessories.196nElectrical system V-belts Battery Water pump – Generator – You can obtain Original BMW 12V. as well as V-belt 6 PK x 1538 professional advice from your BMW Spark plugs A/C compressor center.© 09/00 BMW AG .< NGK BKR 6 EQUP V-belt 5 PK x 863 Bosch FGR 7 DQP Online Edition for Part No. 01 41 0 155 476 .

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181 temperature 94 recirculated-air installation 169 Car vacuum cleaner. 101 interior 150 Air outlets 92. 171 ASC+T (Automatic Stability C Adaptive Transmission Control plus Traction) 22 B California Proposition Control (ATC) 66. Adjusting the thigh support control) 101 Battery charge current 20 connecting 108 area 49 Automatic car washes 146 Battery safety terminal 169 Car wash 146 Air conditioner 92 Automatic climate Belts 54 Care Air distribution 94. Diversity 181 plus Traction (ASC+T) 22 replacement 161 Control) 21. 196 Car radio 124 Adjusting the backrest 48 Control) 66.© 09/00 BMW AG . 179 Automatic recirculated-air Brake fluid 143 finish 148 Alarm system 42 control (AUC) 101 Brake hydraulic system 20 Catalytic converter 117 Antenna 124 Automatic Stability Control Brake lamps. 178 capacity 196 refer also to the separate Adjusting the steering Attach car vacuum charge 170 Owner's Manual wheel 51 cleaner 108 discharged 173 Car radio Adjusting the AUC (Automatic removal and reception 124. 178 Ashtray 107 Backrest. 98 Automatic cruise control 72 Synthetic Oils 140 Care of wool velour 150 Air pressure 125 Automatic dimming. 101 rearview mirror 53 Bore 192 Caring for the vehicle Airbags 21. 98 from the windows 101 BMW High Performance Care of upholstery 150 ventilation 92. 124 radiator 122 Steptronic 21. 119 Antifreeze 142 Automatic transmission with Brake pads 22 Cellular phone 107. 118 Anti-theft alarm system 42 Average consumption 78 Break-in procedures 116 Accessories 6 Aquaplaning 117. adjusting 48 65 Warning 153 Adding engine oil 139 front 107 Backup lamps 65 Capacities 195 Adding washer rear 108 bulb replacement 161 Car Memory 53 fluid 138. 125 Average speed 78 Bulb replacement 158 Activated-charcoal Armrest 105 Axle loads 194 filter 102. 01 41 0 155 476 .Everything from A to Z A Antilock Brake System Automatic windshield Brakes 120 ABS (Antilock Brake (ABS) 22. bulb CBC (Cornering Brake Antenna. 118 washer 70 malfunctions 121 System) 22. 195 ATC (Adaptive Transmission Battery 168. 66 Brake system 121 refer also to the separate Owner's Manual A-Z Online Edition for Part No. 98 removing condensation Blower 94. 55. 151. 100 control 98 Beverage holder 105 exterior 147 Air nozzles 92. interior BMW sports seat 49 Cargo loading 112 Air supply 94.

61 Dashboard 16 Driving in winter 122 Engine speed 192 Child seat 59 Data Driving lamps 88 Engine. 01 41 0 155 476 . 101 Electrical system 196 Fittings. rear Electric power windows 44 Filling the washer Combination switch 69 window 94. ABS 119 Manual Control) 119 Filler cap cover 27 Cockpit 16 Defrost position 96. 180 Fault. 102 Electrical accessories. 119 Doors consumption 139 Controls button 38 Cruise control 72 child-safety locks 55 pressure 20 Changing a tire 165 Cruising range 78 emergency operation 34 quality 140 Changing a wheel 165 Cup holder 105 unlocking and locking 34 specifications 140 Charge indicator lamp 20 Curb weight 194 Draft-free viscosity 140 Check Control 76 ventilation 95. towing and Configure settings 53 Data Digital clock 76 Electronic vehicle tow-starting 174 Consumption 78 Dimensions 193 immobilizer 33 Flashlight 104 Consumption display 75 Dipstick 139 Elements of operation 16 Flat tire 125. 80. 101 E Filling capacities 195 Coin holder 105 Defroster. reservoir 195 Compression 192 Defrosting the failure 170 First-aid kit 26 Computer 77 windows 96. 195 Displacement 192 doors 34 Folding rear backrest 109 Index antifreeze 122 Displays 18 Energy Control 74 Footbrake 120 Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . starting 62 Child seat security 61 dimensions 193 DSC (Dynamic Stability Exterior mirrors 52 Child-safety locks 55 engine 192 Control) 22. 142. Fog lamps 89 Coolant 122.Everything from A to Z 201n Center (high-mount) brake Coolant temperature Distance warning 79 Engine compartment 136 Overview lamp 163 gauge 75 Diversity Antenna 181 Engine coolant 142. care 122 capacity 195 Central locking system 34 (CBC) 21. 195 Center 3-point-safety belt in Cooling system 195 Divided rear backrest 109 Engine data 192 the rear 109 Copyright 4 Door key 32 Engine oil Center armrest 105 Cornering Brake Control Door locks. 59. 180 Technology Repairs Cigarette lighter 108 weights 194 Dynamic Brake Control F Clock 76 Daytime-driving lamp (DBC) 119 Failure messages 76 refer also to the Radio or switch 88 Dynamic Stability Control Fault displays 76 Onboard Monitor Owner's DBC (Dynamic Brake (DSC) 22. 165 Contents 10 Disc brakes 120 Emergency operation. 80. 102 Engine oil level 22 Car care Child restraint D Driving hints 117 check 139 systems 55.

184 Front fog lamps 89 refer to DBC Interlock 62 bulb replacement 161 H Intermittent wipe 69 Frost protection. rapid 96 Instrument panel 18 Fuel specifications 28 Lashing eyes 112 Heavy loads 112 Interaxle tire rotation 127 Fuel tank capacity 195 LATCH attachment of the Height 193 Interface socket 108 Fuel tank gauge 75 child seat 59 HiFi system – harman for Onboard Functional status 187 Leather care 150 kardon 104 Diagnostics 154 Fuses 170 Length 193 High beams 23. 186 Fuel quality 28 L Headlamps 88 INSPECTION 75 Fuel reserve indicator Lamps and bulbs 158 Heated seats 103 Instrument cluster 18 lamp 75 LAMPS ON warning 88 Heating.Everything from A to Z Footwell lamps 89 Glove compartment lamp. 89 Interference License plate lamp. 01 41 0 155 476 . tires 128 Jump-starting 173 Fuel consumption Head restraints 48 Ignition key 32 display 75 Headlamp covers. 125 with remote control 32 Fuel gauge 75 system 138. 89 Indicator lamps 20 Keys 32 electrical malfunction 172 Headlamp washer Inflated pressure 28. 89 Light switch 88 Gasoline 28 Oils 140 bulb replacement 163 Light-alloy wheels 130 Gasoline gauge 75 High-mount brake lamp 163 remote control 36 Lighter 108 Glove compartment 104 Hood release 134 Interior motion sensor 42 Load-securing devices 112 Online Edition for Part No.© 09/00 BMW AG . Ignition lock 62 K Fuel filler door care 146. 159 Imprint 4 Key Memory 53 releasing following an Headlamp flasher 69. 195 Inflation pressure Fuel injection 192 Headlamp washers 71 monitoring 86. feature 53. Handbrake 64 I radiator 142 Handsfree system 107 Ice warning 77 J Fuel 28 Hazard warning flashers 26 Icy roads 77 Jack 165 Fuel consumption 78 Hazard warning triangle 26 Identification. 69. Horn 17 Interior rearview mirror 52 bulb replacement 164 bulb replacement 164 Hubcap 166 automatic dimming Four-wheel drive 182 Gross vehicle weight 194 Hydraulic Brake assistant. bulb bulb replacement 159 cellular phone 124 G replacement 163 High Performance Synthetic Interior lamps 36.

care 147 RDC (Tire Pressure Odometer 74 lighting 39 Paintwork. 186 Oil Luggage rack 113 repairs 148 RDS (Radio Data capacity 195 Lumbar support 49 Paintwork. see the Parking. tires 28. 98 MFL (Multifunction steering Oil level Pocket flashlight 104 Overview Low beam headlamps 88 wheel) 24 check 139 Pollen 95. bulb N display 77 Radio Data System replacement 164 Neckrest 48 Owner service (RDS) 181 Luggage compartment procedures 206 Radio reception 124. Onboard tool kit 158 Pressure monitoring. bulb Microfilter 95. 185 Obstruction protection 44 Luggage compartment Paint. interior 42 the inside 38 Pressure.Everything from A to Z 203n Louvers 92. 01 41 0 155 476 . 153 Opening and closing – from tires 86.© 09/00 BMW AG . waxing 148 System) 181 consumption 139 dipstick 139 Park Distance Control Reading lamps 90 M quality 140 (PDC) 79 Rear backrest. 171 indicator lamp 20 Power seat 49 replacement 159 Mirror memory 50 Oil pressure. 181 lid 39 Radio. 145 viscosity 140 Parking help 79 Rear window Data Malfunction displays 76 Oil additives 139 Parking lamps 89 defroster 71. 102 Low beams. winter 123 Rearview mirror 52 Manually controlled Service and Warranty PDC (Park Distance Recirculated air mode 94 recirculated-air 101 Information Booklet Control) 79 Reclining seat 47 Memory 50 Performance 192 Refueling 27 Index Oil filter change 195 Phone. capacity 194 technical 6. indicator Power steering 123 Lug bolts 166 Mirrors 52 lamp 20 Power windows 44 Lug wrench 165 Mobile phone 124 OILSERVICE 75 safety switch 45 Controls Luggage compartment 41 Modifications. folding 109 M+S tires 129 specifications 140 Parking brake 64 Rear lamps 161 Maintenance 75. 94. 186 floor mat 41 Motion sensor. 102 Manual transmission 65 Oil change intervals. mobile 124 Remote control 35 Online Edition for Part No. minor Control) 86. refer to the separate O Technology Repairs emergency release 39 P Owner's Manual OBD interface socket 154 securing separately 39 Paint blemishes 147 Rain sensor 69. 125 floor panel 41 Multifunction steering wheel Opening and closing – from remote control 37 (MFL) 24 the outside 34 R Car care Luggage compartment Outside temperature Radiator 195 lamps.

102 Safety defects. refer to the Roof load capacity 194 Side airbags 55 Starting separate Owner's Manual Roof-mounted luggage Side impact Head Protection problems 117. 65 Service Interval multfunction buttons 25 modifications 6. 43 Seat heating 103 for vacuum cleaner 108 Symbols 4. 1 Stroke 192 Three-point-safety belt in the Seat 31 Summer tires 128 rear 109 mechanical 47 Socket 108 Sun blind 103 Through-loading power 49 for flashlights 108 Sun visors 52 system 109 Seat adjustment 47 for power supplies 108 Switching off the engine 63 Tilt alarm 36. 129. 169 remote control 36 Seat memory 50 Space-saver spare tire 165 Synthetic oils 140 Tire changing 165 Securing cargo 112 Spare key 32 Tire codes 128 Securing loads 112 Spare tire 165 T Tire condition 125 Spare wheel 165 Tachometer 74 Tire damage 125 Spark plugs 196 Online Edition for Part No. reporting 7 electrical malfunction 172 Stopping the vehicle 63 Thigh support area. 153 Roller blind. 101 Self-defrosting mirrors 52 Speed display 18 Tail lamps 161 Replacement key 32 Self-diagnostics 187 Speedometer 18 Tank capacity 195 Reporting safety defects 7 Service and Warranty Sports seat 49 Technical data 192 Restraint systems 55. battery 169 Snow chains 122. automatic Speaker 107 Tail lamp assembly. sun Display 75. 01 41 0 155 476 . Safety feature 44 convenience operation 34 Storage compartments 105 adjusting 49 Safety lock buttons 38 Slippery roads 122 Storing the vehicle 152 Third brake lamp 163 Safety terminal. engine coolant 75 Safety belts 54 Sliding/tilt sunroof 45 adjusting 51 Temperature height adjustment 54 closing following an Steptronic 66 layering 95. 173 Temperature rack 113 System 55 Starting the engine 62 adjustment 100 Rubber parts 122 Side lamps 88 Steel wheels 130 Temperature display bulb replacement 160 Steering 123 outside temperature 77 S Ski bag 110 Steering wheel lock 62 Temperature gauge Safety belt tensioner 183 Skid control 123 Steering wheel.© 09/00 BMW AG . 59 Information Booklet 145 Sports steering wheel with Technical Reverse 17. bulb from the transmission 66 Speed control 72 replacement 161 windows 96. 145 Starting 62 Telephone hookup 107 protection 103 Shiftlock 66 Starting assistance 173 Telephone.Everything from A to Z Removing condensation Selector lever.

refer to luggage adjustment 138 compartment lid 39 Windshield washer reservoir. 95. 25 replacement 158 (RDC) 86. 186 Uniform Tire Quality Warning lamp "Please fasten Wiper blade Tire Quality Grading 126 Grading 126 safety belts" 21 replacement 158 Tire replacement 126. 102 Windshield wiper 69 checking 28 Turning radius 193 Vinyl care 149 Windshield wiper blade Tire Pressure Control Two-way radios 124 Voice recognition 24. paintwork 148 Vehicle care Track 193 Weights 194 exterior 147 Traction Control System. 127 Used batteries 170 Warning lamps 20 Wiper system 69 Tire rotation 127 Warning messages 76 Work in the engine Car care Tire specifications 130 Warranty and Service Guide compartment 134 V Tire tread 125 Booklet 145 Vacuum cleaner 108 To switch on the interior Washer fluids 138 X Vacuum cleaner. 130 Vehicle immobilizer 33 safely 59 Width 193 Vehicle painting 147 Tread depth. 160 Ventilation 92. 186 Winter operation 122 Controls Tire pressure U W Winter tires 128. tires 125 Data Vehicle storage 152 Windows. convenience Trip odometer 74 operation 34 Trunk 39 Windshield washer nozzle Trunk lid. lamps 36 Washer nozzles 138 Xenon lamps 159. 188 connecting 108 Tools 158 Washer reservoir. 129 monitoring 86.© 09/00 BMW AG . filling 138 Technology Repairs Vanity mirror 52 Torque 192 Washing your car 146 bulb replacement 164 Tow fittings 174 Water on roadways V-belts 196 Tow starting 174 deep water 117 Vehicle battery 168. 195 Online Edition for Part No. Wheel changing 165 interior 150 refer to DSC 80 Wheel rims 128 Vehicle Identification Transmission 65 Wheelbase 193 Number (VIN) 144 Transporting children Wheels and tires 128. Index filling 138. Overview pressure 28. 98 automatic 70 Tire pressure bulb replacement 160 draft-free 95. 125 indicator 23. 01 41 0 155 476 .Everything from A to Z 205n Tire inflation Turn signal Vehicle weight 194 Windshield washer. 196 Towing 174 Waxing. 69.

adding 143 Engine oil quality 140 I Brake lamps. 101 Owner service procedure Online Edition for Part No. replacing 170 lamps. P Engine oil level. bulb Defrosting the from the replacement 159 windows 96. bulb malfunction 172 D Flat tire 165 replacement 163 Releasing the hood 134 Footwell lamps. bulb Emergency operation Hazard warning triangle 26 Motion sensor. brake faults 121 quality 140 Onboard tool kit 158 Interior lamps. bulb Lug wrench 165 Activated-charcoal filter. Glove compartment lamp. 125 Brakes. Changing a tire 165 switching off 43 Pressure. bulb Adding brake fluid 143 replacement 164 Adding engine coolant 142 E G Luggage compartment lid. bulb Defrost setting 96 Removing condensation replacement 164 Low beams. bulb add 139 specifications 140 Indicator lamps 20 replacement 161 check 139 viscosity 140 Inflated pressure 28.© 09/00 BMW AG . towing and L following an electrical tow-starting 174 License plate lamp. 01 41 0 155 476 . emergency release 39 Air pressure. Doors. Adding engine oil 139 Electrical accessories. tires 28 checking 139 Changing a wheel 165 Checking air pressure 28 J R Checking engine oil F Jack 165 Rear lamps 161 level 139 First-aid kit 26 Releasing the fuel filler door Checking oil level 139 Fittings. bulb add distilled water 169 sliding/tilt sunroof 172 replacement 159 O charging 170 Engine coolant. bulb specifications 140 replacement 163 C viscosity 140 Interior motion sensor. changing 171 Backup lamps. adding 142 Oil Brake fluid. care 159 off 43 Battery fuel filler door 172 High beams. emergency replacement 161 Luggage compartment changing 171 operation 34 Fuses.Owner service procedures A Difficult steering 123 Front fog lamps. switching replacement 161 doors 34 Headlamp cover. checking 28 failure 170 bulb replacement 164 Antifreeze 142 Electrical malfunction M fuel filler door 172 H Maintenance 145 B sliding/tilt sunroof 172 Hazard warning flashers 26 Microfilter.

Owner service procedures 207n windows 96. bulb replacement 160 V Car care Sliding/tilt sunroof. bulb Windshield washer. emergency Replacing bulbs 158 release 39 Replacing windshield wiper Turn signal indicator. 101 Towing 174 Overview Replacement key 32 Trunk. bulb blades 158 replacement 160 Replacing wiper blades 158 Controls Return used batteries 170 U Use of antifreeze. replacement 161 replacing 158 Tilt alarm. closing Vanity mirror. 01 41 0 155 476 . replacing 158 Data Tire damage 125 Working in the engine Tire. S radiator 142 Side lamps. bulb Windshield wiper blades. replacement 161 filling 138 Tail lamps.© 09/00 BMW AG . filling 138 T Wheel. Starting problems 117 adjusting 138 Washer reservoir. changing 165 compartment 134 Tools 158 Tow fittings 174 Index Tow starting 174 Online Edition for Part No. bulb following an electrical replacement 164 malfunction 172 Space-saver spare tire 165 W Spare key 32 Technology Repairs Warning lamps 20 Spare wheel 165 Washer fluid. switching off 43 Wiper blades. adding 138 Starting difficulties 123 Washer nozzles. changing 165 Tail lamp assembly.

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Refueling BMW recommends Castrol So that you will have important Fuel specifications available when you stop to refuel.© 09/00 BMW AG .1 US quarts (1 liter). Tire inflation pressures Summer Winter Front Rear Front Rear 4 persons 5 persons or 4 plus luggage Online Edition for Part No. we recommend Designation Premium Unleaded that you supplement this table Gasoline with data which apply to your vehicle. 1. 01 41 0 155 476 . AKI: minimum 91 Engine oil Quality The oil volume between the two marks on the oil dipstick corresponds to approx.

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