2011 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Wagon Owners Manual with iDrive

We have tried to make all the information in this Owner’s Manual easy to find. The fastest way to find specific topics is to refer to the detailed index at the back of the manual. If you wish to gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will find this in the first chapter. Should you sell your BMW some day, please remember to hand over the Owner’s Manual as well; it is an important component of your vehicle.

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2011 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Wagon Owners Manual with iDrive

  • Notes
    • Using this Owner\’s Manual
    • Symbols used
    • The individual vehicle
    • Editorial notice
    • For your own safety
    • Service and warranty
    • Reporting safety defects
  • At a glance
    • Cockpit
      • Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
      • Instrument cluster
      • Indicator and warning lamps
      • Around the center console: controls and displays
    • iDrive
      • Controls
      • Operating principle
      • Status information
      • Switching the Control Display off/on
      • Programmable memory keys
    • Letters and numbers
      • Entering letters and numbers
    • Voice activation system
      • The concept
      • Saying commands
      • Notes
  • Controls
    • Opening and closing
      • Remote control
      • Personal Profile
      • Central locking system
      • Opening and closing: Using the remote control
      • Opening and closing: Using the door lock
      • Opening and closing: From inside
      • Trunk lid/tailgate
      • Alarm system*
      • Comfort Access*
      • Windows
      • Sedan: glass roof*, electric
      • Sports Wagon: Panorama glass roof*
    • Adjustments
      • Sitting safely
      • Seats
      • Head restraints
      • Heated seats*
      • Seat and mirror memory*
      • Safety belts
      • Mirrors
      • Steering wheel
    • Transporting children safely
      • The right place for children
      • Installing child restraint systems
      • LATCH child restraint fixing system
      • On journeys
    • Driving
      • Ignition lock
      • Start/stop button
      • Starting the engine
      • Switching off the engine
      • Parking brake
      • Manual transmission
      • Automatic transmission with Steptronic*
      • Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
      • Wiper system
      • Washer fluid
      • Cruise control*
      • Active cruise control*
    • Controls overview
      • Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
      • Tachometer
      • Coolant temperature
      • Energy Control*
      • Engine oil temperature*
      • Fuel gauge
      • Computer
      • Settings and information
      • Units of measure
      • Service requirements
      • Clock
      • Date
      • Check Control
      • Speed limit
      • Settings on the Control Display
    • Technology for driving comfort and safety
      • Park Distance Control PDC*
      • Driving stability control systems
      • Drive-off assistant
      • Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
      • Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
      • Active steering*
      • Servotronic*
      • Brake Force Display
      • Airbags
    • Lamps
      • Parking lamps/low beams
      • Adaptive light control*
      • High beams/roadside parking lamps
      • High-beam assistant*
      • Fog lamps
      • Instrument lighting
      • Interior lamps
    • Climate
      • Automatic climate control
      • Parked car ventilation
    • Practical interior accessories
      • Integrated universal remote control*
      • Digital compass*
      • Roller sun blinds*
      • Glove compartment
      • Center armrest
      • Storage compartments inside the vehicle
      • Cupholders
      • Ashtray*
      • Connecting electrical appliances
      • Sedan: Through-loading system*
      • Sports Wagon: Cargo area
      • Storage compartments inside the cargo area
      • Folding up the floor panel
      • Lashing eyes
      • Ski bag*
  • Driving tips
    • Things to remember when driving
      • Break-in period
      • Saving fuel
      • General driving notes
      • Cargo loading
      • Roof-mounted luggage rack*
  • Navigation
    • Navigation system
      • Navigation data
    • Destination entry
      • Entering a destination manually
      • Address book
      • Last destinations
      • Special destinations
      • Entering the destination via the map
      • Entering a destination by voice commands*
      • Planning a trip
      • Word-matching principle
    • Destination guidance
      • Starting destination guidance
      • Terminating destination guidance
      • Continuing destination guidance
      • Route criteria
      • Route
      • Destination guidance through voice instructions
      • Map view
      • Traffic bulletins*
    • What to do if
  • Entertainment
    • On/off and tone
      • Controls
      • Switching on/off
      • Adjusting volume
      • Tone control
    • Radio
      • Selecting a station
      • Storing stations
      • Radio Data System RDS*
      • HD Radio reception*
      • Presets
    • Satellite radio
      • General information
      • Navigation bar overview
      • Managing a subscription
      • Selecting a channel
      • Storing a channel
      • Changing the list view
      • Selecting a category
      • Timeshift
      • Storing favorites
      • Opening the favorites
      • Managing the favorites
      • Traffic Jump
      • Automatic update
      • Notes
    • CD/DVD player and CD changer
      • CD/DVD playback
      • Audio playback
      • Video playback*
      • CD changer*
      • Notes
    • Music collection
      • Storing music
      • Playing music
      • Managing music
    • External devices
      • At a glance
      • AUX-IN port
      • USB audio interface*/ extended connectivity of the music player in the mobile phone*
  • Communications
    • Telephone
      • The concept
      • Using the telephone inside the vehicle
      • Suitable mobile phones
      • Operating options
      • Start-up
      • Operation via iDrive
      • Switching between mobile phone and hands-free system
      • Operation by voice commands*
      • Inserting/removing the snap-in adapter*
    • Contacts
    • BMW Assist
      • BMW Assist*
      • TeleService*
      • Concierge service*
      • Roadside Assistance
      • Activating BMW Assist*
      • BMW Search*
      • Customer Relations
      • Service Request*
      • Automatic Service Request*
      • Data transfer*
      • Service status*
  • Mobility
    • Refueling
      • Fuel filler flap
      • Fuel specifications
      • BMW Advanced Diesel
    • Wheels and tires
      • Tire inflation pressures
      • Tire identification marks
      • Tire condition
      • Run-flat tires
      • New wheels and tires
      • Snow chains*
    • Under the hood
      • Hood
      • Important parts of the engine compartment
      • Engine oil
      • Coolant
    • Maintenance
      • BMW Maintenance System
      • Socket for Onboard Diagnosis OBD
    • Care
      • Care products
      • Exterior care
      • Interior care
      • Vehicle storage
    • Replacing components
      • Onboard vehicle tool kit
      • Wiper blades
      • Lamps and bulbs
      • Changing wheels
      • Vehicle battery
      • Fuses
    • Giving and receiving assistance
      • Emergency Request*
      • Roadside Assistance
      • First aid pouch*
      • Warning triangle*
      • Jump-starting
      • Tow-starting, towing away
  • Reference
    • Technical data
      • Engine data
      • Dimensions
      • Weights
      • Capacities
    • Short commands for the voice activation system
      • Useful short commands
      • CD/Multimedia
      • Radio
      • Telephone
      • Navigation
      • BMW Assist
      • Vehicle information
      • Settings
    • Everything from A to Z
      • Index
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