2009 BMW M3 Owner's Manual

2009 BMW M3 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
BMW
Model:
M3
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
11.68 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
5
Notes
6
Using this Owner's Manual
6
Symbols used
6
The individual vehicle
7
Editorial notice
7
For your own safety
7
Service and warranty
8
Reporting safety defects
8
At a glance
11
Cockpit
12
Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
12
Instrument cluster
14
Indicator and warning lamps
15
Around the center console: controls and displays
16
iDrive
18
Controls
18
Operating principle
19
Status information
21
Switching the Control Display off/on
21
Programmable memory keys
22
Letters and numbers
23
Entering letters and numbers
23
Voice activation system
24
The concept
24
Saying commands
24
Notes
25
Controls
27
Opening and closing
28
Remote control
28
Personal Profile
28
Central locking system
29
Opening and closing: Using the remote control
29
Opening and closing: Using the door lock
31
Opening and closing: From inside
31
Luggage compartment lid
32
Alarm system*
33
Convenient access*
34
Windows
36
Glass roof*, electric
37
Adjustments
39
Sitting safely
39
Seats
39
Head restraints
41
Heated seats*
42
Seat and mirror memory
42
Safety belts
43
Mirrors
44
Steering wheel
45
MDrive*
46
M Key settings
47
Transporting children safely
48
The right place for children
48
Installing child-restraint systems
48
LATCH child-restraint fixing system
49
On journeys
50
Driving
51
Ignition lock
51
Start/stop button
51
Starting the engine
52
Switching off the engine
52
Parking brake
53
Manual transmission
53
M dual clutch transmission with Drivelogic*
54
M Engine Dynamics Control
60
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
60
Wiper system
61
Washer fluid
62
Cruise control
62
Everything under control
64
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
64
Tachometer
64
Coolant temperature
65
Engine oil temperature
65
Fuel gauge
65
Computer
65
Settings and information
67
Units of measure
67
Service requirements
68
Clock
70
Date
71
Check Control
72
Speed limit
74
Settings on the Control Display
75
Technology for driving comfort and safety
77
Park Distance Control PDC*
77
Driving stability control systems
78
Electronic Damper Control EDC*
79
Drive-off assistant
80
Flat Tire Monitor FTM*
80
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM*
81
Servotronic
83
Brake force display
84
Airbags
84
Lamps
87
Parking lamps/low beams
87
Adaptive Head Light*
88
High beams/roadside parking lamps
89
Instrument lighting
89
Interior lamps
89
Climate
91
Automatic climate control
92
Parked car ventilation
94
Practical interior accessories
96
Integrated universal remote control*
96
Digital compass*
98
Roller sun blinds*
99
Glove compartment
99
Center armrest
100
Storage compartments inside the vehicle
100
Cup holders
101
Ashtray, front
101
Ashtray, rear
102
Connecting electrical appliances
102
Through-loading system*
102
Storage compartments inside the cargo bay
103
Folding up the floor panel
103
Lashing eyes
104
Ski bag*
104
Driving tips
107
Things to remember when driving
108
Break-in period
108
General driving notes
108
Cargo loading
110
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
111
BMW M3 engineering
113
High performance V8 engine
113
Compound brake
113
Drive train
113
Driving on a race track
114
Navigation
117
Navigation system
118
Updating the navigation data
118
Destination entry
119
Entering a destination manually
119
Address book
121
Last destinations
122
Special destinations
122
Entering the destination via the map
124
Entering a destination by voice commands*
125
Trip planner
126
Word-matching principle
127
Destination guidance
129
Starting destination guidance
129
Terminating destination guidance
129
Continuing destination guidance
129
Route criteria
129
Route
130
Destination guidance through voice instructions
130
Map display
131
Traffic bulletins*
132
What to do if …
135
Entertainment
137
On/off and tone
138
Controls
138
Switching on/off
138
Adjusting volume
138
Tone control
138
Radio
141
Selecting a station
141
Storing stations
141
Radio Data System RDS
142
High Definition Radio*
142
Stored stations
143
Satellite radio
144
Enabling or disabling channels
144
Selecting a channel
145
CD player and CD changer
146
CD/DVD playback
146
Audio playback
146
Random play sequence
147
Fast forward/reverse
148
Video playback*
148
CD magazine
150
Notes
151
Music collection
153
Storing music
153
Music, playing
154
Managing music
155
AUX-IN port
157
Connecting
157
Starting audio playback
157
USB-audio interface/mobile phone audio interface
158
Connectable devices
158
Connecting
158
Starting audio playback
158
Track search
159
Random play sequence
159
Fast forward/reverse
159
Notes
159
Communications
163
Telephone
164
The concept
164
Using the telephone inside the vehicle
164
Suitable mobile phones
164
Operating options
164
Start-up
164
Operation via iDrive
167
Switching between mobile phone and hands-free system
170
Operation by voice commands*
171
Notes
173
Inserting/removing the snap- in adapter
173
Contacts
175
BMW Assist
177
Concierge service*
177
Activating BMW Assist
178
BMW Search*
178
Internet*
179
Activating TeleService*
181
Customer Relations
181
Service Request*
181
Automatic Service Request*
181
BMW center*
182
Data transfer*
182
Service status*
182
Mobility
185
Refueling
186
Fuel filler door
186
Fuel specifications
186
Wheels and tires
188
Tire inflation pressures
188
Tire identification marks
190
Tire condition
191
New wheels and tires
191
Snow chains*
193
Under the hood
194
Hood
194
Important parts of the engine compartment
195
Engine oil
195
Coolant
198
Maintenance
199
BMW Maintenance System
199
Socket for On-Board Diagnosis OBD
200
Care
201
Care products
201
Exterior care
201
Interior care
203
Vehicle storage
204
Replacing components
205
Onboard tool kit
205
Wiper blades
205
Lamps and bulbs
205
Repairing a flat tire with the M Mobility System
208
Changing wheels
210
Vehicle battery
210
Fuses
211
Giving and receiving assistance
212
Emergency Request*
212
Roadside Assistance
212
First aid pouch*
213
Warning triangle*
213
Jump starting
213
Tow-starting, towing away
214
Reference
219
Technical data
220
Engine data
220
Dimensions
221
Weights
222
Capacities
222
Short commands for the voice activation system
223
Useful short commands
223
CD/Multimedia
223
Radio
224
Telephone
225
Navigation
226
BMW Assist
227
Vehicle information
228
Settings
228
Everything from A - Z
230
Index
230

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What contains the 2009 M3 manual?

The BMW M3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW M3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements.

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