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Owner's Handbook for Vehicle

ContentsA to ZThe Ultimate Driving Machine

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Owner's HandbookCongratulations on your choice of a BMW. The better you are acquainted with your car, the easier you will find it is to handle. We would therefore like to offer you the following advice: Please read the Owner's Handbook before setting out in your new BMW. It contains important notes on how to operate the car, enabling you to derive maximum benefit from the technical advantages of your BMW. It also contains useful information which will help you to uphold both the operating safety and full resale value of your BMW. Supplementary information is provided in the other documents of on-board literature. We wish you many a safe and enjoyable journey, BMW AG

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2005 Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Munich, Germany Not to be reproduced, wholly or in part, without written permission from BMW AG, Munich. Order No. 01 41 0 159 725 English VIII/05, 05 09 510 Printed in Germany Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling.

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The quickest access to a particular topic or item is by consulting the detailed alphabetical index, see page 228.

Navigation132 Starting navigation system 134 Destination input 147 Route guidance 156 What to do if ...

About this Owner's Handbook4 Notes

Overview8 14 20 Driving area iDrive Voice input system

Entertainment160 On/off and settings 164 Radio 169 CD player and CD changer 175 TV

26 42 53 56 71 82

Reference208 Technical data 223 Short commands for the voice input system 228 From A-Z

Driving hints122 Driving precautions

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Opening and closing Adjusting Child safety Driving Everything under control Technical features for driving comfort and safety 93 Lights 98 Climate 109 Practical interior equipment

Mobility180 182 185 190 192 200 Refuelling Wheels and tyres In the engine compartment Maintenance Replacing parts Mutual aid

Driving hints






NotesAbout this Owner's HandbookWe have tried to make all the information in this Owner's Handbook easy to find. The quickest access to a specific topic or item is by consulting the detailed alphabetical index at the end. Consult the first chapter for an overview of your car. When the time comes to sell your BMW, please remember to hand over this Owner's Handbook; it is an important part of the car.

Symbols usedIndicates precautions that must be followed precisely in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury and serious damage to the vehicle. Indicates information that will assist you in gaining the optimum benefit from your vehicle and enable you to care more effectively for your vehicle. Refers to measures that can be taken to help protect the environment. < Marks the end of a specific item of information.

Additional sources of informationIf you have any queries, BMW Service will be glad to advise you. Information on BMW, e.g. on technical aspects, can also be found on the Internet at

* Identifies optional extras or specific nationalmarket items of equipment, as well as equipment and functions not yet available at the time of printing."..." Identifies texts on the control display for selecting functions. {...} Identifies commands for the voice input system. {{...}} Identifies replies by the voice input system.

Symbol for components and assembliesRecommends that you study the relevant section of this Owner's Handbook in connection with a particular part or assembly.

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Your carWhen you ordered your BMW, you chose various items of equipment.This Owner's Handbook describes all models and equipment specifications which BMW offers within this particular model line. This explains why the Owner's Handbook may also contain details of items which you have not ordered. The differences can easily be identified by the asterisk * shown against optional extras. If your BMW contains equipment that is not described in this Owner's Handbook, Supplementary Owner's Handbooks will be supplied and you are requested to study and comply with them. In cars with right-hand drive, some of the controls are arranged differently from those shown in the illustrations of this Owner's Handbook. BMW Assist*, BMW Online* or TeleService*, see separate Operating Instructions

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> Navigation system* > On-board information, e.g. to display the average fuel consumption

Entertainment> Radio > CD player and CD changer* > TV*

All iDrive functions can be called up via five menu items.

Calling up the start menuPress the Press the To call up the start menu from the menu:

Climate> Air distribution > Seat climate control* > Automatic program > Auxiliary heater/independent ventilation system*

Calling up menu items in the start menuNavigation Following radio readiness, see page 56: You can call up the four menu items Communication, Navigation, Entertainment and Climate via the start menu by moving the controller left, right, forwards or back. Depending on the selection, the menu previously called up will be shown. Press the controller to call up the menu. Reference Mobility Entertainment

menu> Switching off control display > Tone and display settings > Traffic information settings > Settings for your car, e.g. for the central locking > Display of maintenance requirements and dates of next statutory emissions test and vehicle inspection > Settings for telephone

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Navigation or on-board information


Comfort menu item selectionThe comfort selection feature enables you to: > Call up a menu item in the start menu in the last configuration used > Toggle directly between Communication, Navigation, Entertainment and Climate without needing to press the button To do this, move the controller in the relevant direction and hold it in position for more than about 2 seconds.

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Menu items are usually grouped in horizontal or vertical lists. Arrows indicate that there are additional menu items within a list, but that they are not currently visible. Settings are represented graphically or as numerical values.

Displays in the menu



Each menu is subdivided into different fields. The field currently selected appears highlighted in the display. A symbol shows you which menu item of the start menu was last selected: Communication Navigation or on-board information Entertainment Climate menu


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Operating principle at a glanceOverview Reference Mobility Entertainment Navigation 1 Select a menu item: > Turn the controller; the highlighted marker moves > Menu items in white can be selected by highlighting them 2 To activate a menu item: > Press the controller > New menu items are displayed or the function is executed 3 Select a menu item: see 1 5 4 To switch between fields: > Slightly move the controller to the left, right, forwards or backwards > Release the controller > The active field becomes brighter in colour To perform adjustments: > Turn the controller > Graphic display, numerical value or text displays can be changed > Confirm by changing the field 17Online Edition for Part-No. 01 41 0 159 725 09/05 BMW AG

This illustration shows how the car can be operated via iDrive.

The individual steps are explained under Settings on the control display, Setting time, see page 79.

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Status information


Display for traffic information*: > "TMC": Traffic information for the navigation system can be received and broadcasting is switched on > "Ti+": Traffic info + traffic information can be received and broadcasting is switched on

4 1 Display for: > Entertainment: Radio, CD, TV* > Telephone*: Name of network operator, no network, or name of mobile phone registered with the car > "Car Phone"*: Active voice connection for emergency calls if BMW Assist is not initialised > "BMW Assist"*: Active voice connection with a BMW Assist service > "Online" or "GPRS Online"*: Active connection with BMW Online* 2 Entertainment sound output off or display for traffic announcements*: > "TP": Traffic Programme switched on > "T": Traffic Programme is switched off but the selected radio station does broadcast traffic reports > No display: The selected radio station does not broadcast traffic reports 6 5

Calls not accepted* It is possible to use the telephone* if the mobile phone is registered with the car Mobile phone network reception strength depends on the mobile phone Time

Other displays: Status information is temporarily hidden during Check Control message displays or inputs via the voice input system*.

Assistance window*

Additional information can be displayed in the assistance window: > The computer or journey computer* > The arrow or map view for cars with navigation system* > The car's position*

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