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  • Owner's Manual forVehicle


    The Ultimate DrivingMachine



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  • ActiveHybrid 3 Owner's Manual for VehicleThank you for choosing a BMW.The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control youwill have on the road. We therefore strongly suggest:Read this Owner's Manual before starting off in your new BMW.Also use the Integrated Owner's Manual in your vehicle. It contains important information on vehicle operation that will help youmake full use of the technical features available in your BMW. Themanual also contains information designed to enhance operatingreliability and road safety, and to contribute to maintaining thevalue of your BMW.Any updates made after the editorial deadline for the printed orIntegrated Owner's Manual are located in the appendix of theprinted quick reference for the vehicle.Supplementary information can be found in the additional brochures in the onboard literature.We wish you a safe and enjoyable drive.BMW AG

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  • 2012 Bayerische Motoren WerkeAktiengesellschaftMunich, GermanyReprinting, including excerpts, only with the writtenconsent of BMW AG, Munich.US English II/13, 03 13 490Printed on environmentally friendly paper, bleachedwithout chlorine, suitable for recycling.

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  • ContentsThe fastest way to find information on a particular topic or item is by using the index, refer topage 210.

    6 Notes

    At a glance14 Cockpit18 iDrive25 Voice activation system28 Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle30 BMW ActiveHybrid

    Controls34 Opening and closing49 Adjusting59 Transporting children safely63 Driving74 Displays90 Lamps95 Safety111 Driving stability control systems116 Driving comfort132 Climate control138 Interior equipment146 Storage compartments

    Driving tips152 Things to remember when driving156 Loading159 Saving fuel

    Mobility166 Refueling168 Fuel169 Wheels and tires176 Engine compartment178 Engine oil180 Coolant181 Maintenance183 Replacing components194 Breakdown assistance200 Care

    Reference206 Technical data210 Everything from A to Z

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  • NotesThe hybrid system of yourBMWYour BMW is a hybrid vehicle. In addition to thecombustion engine, your vehicle features ahigh-voltage system that consists of an electricmotor and a high-voltage battery among otherthings.This combination permits a particularly efficientfuel utilization.

    Using this Owner's ManualThe fastest way to find information on a particular topic is by using the index.An initial overview of the vehicle is provided inthe first chapter.

    Updates made after the editorialdeadlineAny updates made after the editorial deadline forthe Owner's Manuals are located in the appendix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.

    User's manual for Navigation,Entertainment, CommunicationThe topics of Navigation, Entertainment, Communication and the short commands of thevoice activation system are described in a separate user's manual, which is also included withthe onboard literature.

    Additional sources of informationShould you have any questions, your servicecenter will be glad to advise you at any time.Information on BMW, e.g., on technology, isavailable on the Internet:

    Symbols Indicates precautions that must be followed

    precisely in order to avoid the possibility of personal injury and serious damage to the vehicle. Marks the end of a specific item of information."..." Identifies Control Display texts used to select individual functions.... Verbal instructions to use with the voice activation system.... Identifies the answers generated by thevoice activation system.

    Refers to measures that can be taken to helpprotect the environment.

    Symbols on vehicle components Indicates that you should consult the rele

    vant section of this Owner's Manual for information on a particular part or assembly.

    Indicate, on certain parts or assemblies, that incorrect use of high-voltage equipment or high-voltage components results in the risk of fatalinjury from electric shock.

    Vehicle equipmentThis Owner's Manual describes all models andall standard, country-specific and optionalequipment that is offered in the model series.Therefore, in this Owner's Manual, equipment is

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  • also described and illustrated that is not available in your vehicle, e.g. because of the selectedoptional equipment or the country-specific variants.This also applies for safety-related functionsand systems.For options and equipment not described in thisOwner's Manual, please refer to the Supplementary Owner's Manuals.On right-hand drive vehicles, some controls arearranged differently than shown in the illustrations.

    Status of the Owner's ManualThe manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a policy of constant development that is conceivedto ensure that our vehicles continue to embodythe highest quality and safety standards. In rarecases, therefore, the features described in thisOwner's Manual may differ from those in yourvehicle.

    Updates made after the editorialdeadlineAny updates made after the editorial deadline forthe Owner's Manuals are located in the appendix of the printed quick reference for the vehicle.

    For your own safetyMaintenance and repairsAdvanced technology, e.g., the use of modernmaterials and high-performance electronics, requires suitable maintenance and repair methods.Therefore, have this work performed only by aBMW center or a workshop that works according to BMW repair procedures with appropriately trained personnel.If this work is not carried out properly, there isthe danger of subsequent damage and relatedsafety hazards.

    Parts and AccessoriesFor your own safety, use genuine parts and accessories approved by BMW. When you purchase accessories tested and approved byBMW and Genuine BMW Parts, you simultaneously acquire the assurance that they have beenthoroughly tested by BMW to ensure optimumperformance when installed on your vehicle.BMW warrants these parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship. BMW will notaccept any liability for damage resulting from installation of parts and accessories not approvedby BMW. BMW cannot test every product madeby other manufacturers to verify if it can be usedon a BMW safely and without risk to either thevehicle, its operation, or its occupants. GenuineBMW Parts, BMW Accessories and other products approved by BMW, together with professional advice on using these items, are availablefrom all BMW centers. Installation and operationof non-BMW approved accessories such asalarms, radios, amplifiers, radar detectors,wheels, suspension components, brake dustshields, telephones, including operation of anymobile phone from within the vehicle withoutusing an externally mounted antenna, or transceiver equipment, for instance, CBs, walkie-talkies, ham radios or similar accessories, maycause extensive damage to the vehicle, compromise its safety, interfere with the vehicle'selectrical system or affect the validity of theBMW Limited Warranty. See your BMW centerfor additional information. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any automotive repair establishment or individualusing any certified automotive part.

    California Proposition 65 WarningCalifornia laws require us to state the followingwarning:Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobilecomponents and parts, including componentsfound in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and re

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  • productive harm. In addition, certain fluidscontained in vehicles and certain products ofcomponent wear contain or emit chemicalsknown to the State of California to cause cancerand birth defects or other reproductive harm.Battery posts, terminals and related accessoriescontain lead and lead compounds. Wash yourhands after handling. Used engine oil containschemicals that have caused cancer in laboratoryanimals. Always protect your skin by washingthoroughly with soap and water.

    Service and warrantyWe recommend that you read this publicationthoroughly. Your vehicle is covered by the following warranties: New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty. Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty. Federal Emissions Performance Warranty. California Emission Control System Limited

    Warranty.Detailed information about these warranties islisted in the Service and Warranty InformationBooklet for US models or in the Warranty andService Guide Booklet for Canadian models.Your vehicle has been specifically adapted anddesigned to meet the particular operating conditions and homologation requirements in yourcountry and continental region in order to deliverthe full driving pleasure while the vehicle is operated under those conditions. If you wish to operate your vehicle in another country or region,you may be required to adapt your vehicle tomeet different prevailing operating conditionsand homologation requirements. You shouldalso be aware of any applicable warranty limitations or exclusions for such country or region. Insuch case, please contact Customer Relationsfor further information.

    MaintenanceMaintain the vehicle regularly to sustain the roadsafety, operational reliability and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.Specifications for required maintenance measures: BMW Maintenance system Service and Wa