2012 BMW 6 Series Owner's Manual

2012 BMW 6 Series owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
6 Series
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
10.54 MB

Table of Contents

- At a glance
11
Cockpit
12
Vehicle equipment
12
All around the steering wheel
12
All around the center console
14
All around the headliner
15
iDrive
16
Vehicle equipment
16
The concept
16
Controls at a glance
16
Operating concept
17
Example: setting the clock
19
Status information
19
Split screen
20
Programmable memory buttons
20
Entering letters and numbers
21
Voice activation system
22
Vehicle equipment
22
The concept
22
Requirements
22
Using voice activation
22
Possible commands
22
Example: playing back a CD
23
Setting the voice dialog
23
Adjusting the volume
23
Notes on Emergency Requests
23
Environmental conditions
23
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
25
Vehicle equipment
25
Opening and closing
30
Vehicle equipment
30
Remote control/key
30
Personal Profile
31
Central locking system
33
Opening and closing: from the outside
34
Opening and closing: from the inside
37
Doors
37
Trunk lid
38
Comfort Access
39
Alarm system
40
Power windows
41
Roller sun blind
42
Glass sunroof, powered with tilt function
43
Adjusting
45
Vehicle equipment
45
Sitting safely
45
Seats
45
Safety belts
48
Front head restraints
49
Entering the rear
50
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory
50
Mirrors
51
Steering wheel
53
Transporting children safely
54
Vehicle equipment
54
The right place for children
54
Installing child restraint fixing systems
54
LATCH child restraint fixing system
55
Driving
57
Vehicle equipment
57
Start/Stop button
57
Starting the engine
58
Engine stop
58
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function
59
Parking brake
61
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
63
Washer/wiper system
64
Washer fluid
66
Manual transmission
66
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
66
Displays
69
Vehicle equipment
69
Instrument cluster
69
Electronic displays
70
Check Control
70
Fuel gauge
72
Tachometer
72
Engine oil temperature
72
Coolant temperature
73
Odometer and trip odometer
73
External temperature
73
Time
73
Date
73
Range
73
Current fuel consumption
74
Energy recovery
74
Service requirements
74
Gear shift indicator
75
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
75
Computer
76
Settings on the Control Display
78
Lamps
81
Vehicle equipment
81
At a glance
81
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
81
Adaptive light control
83
High-beam Assistant
83
Fog lamps
84
Instrument lighting
84
Interior lamps
85
Safety
86
Vehicle equipment
86
Airbags
86
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
89
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
92
Lane departure warning
94
Active Blind Spot Detection
96
Brake force display
97
Driving stability control systems
98
Vehicle equipment
98
Antilock Brake System ABS
98
Brake assistant
98
Adaptive brake assistant
98
Drive-off assistant
98
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
98
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
99
xDrive
100
HDC Hill Descent Control
100
Adaptive Drive
101
Dynamic Drive
101
Dynamic Damping Control
101
Integral Active Steering
101
Driving Experience Switch
102
Driving comfort
106
Vehicle equipment
106
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC
106
Collision warning with braking function
112
Cruise control
113
PDC Park Distance Control
115
Surround View
118
Backup camera
118
Top View
120
Side View
122
Parking assistant
123
Night Vision with pedestrian detection
126
Head-up Display
129
Climate control
131
Vehicle equipment
131
Automatic climate control
131
Ventilation
134
Parked-car ventilation
134
Interior equipment
136
Integrated universal remote control
136
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
138
Connecting electrical devices
138
Ski bag
139
Storage compartments
141
Vehicle equipment
141
Storage compartments
141
Glove compartment
141
Center armrest
142
Cupholders
142
Things to remember when driving
146
Vehicle equipment
146
Breaking-in period
146
General driving notes
146
Loading
149
Vehicle equipment
149
General information
149
Determining the load limit
149
Load
149
Stowing cargo
150
Securing cargo
150
Saving fuel
151
Vehicle equipment
151
General information
151
Remove unnecessary cargo
151
Remove attached parts following use
151
Close the windows and glass sunroof
151
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
151
Drive away without delay
151
Look well ahead when driving
151
Avoid high engine speeds
151
Use coasting conditions
152
Switch off the engine during longer stops
152
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
152
Have maintenance carried out
152
Navigation
158
Vehicle equipment
158
Navigation system
158
Destination input
158
Destination guidance
166
Map view
168
Traffic bulletins
170
Navigation data
172
Tone
176
Vehicle equipment
176
General information
176
Treble, bass, balance, and fader
176
Equalizer
176
Multi-channel playback, surround
177
Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System
177
Volume
177
Resetting the tone settings
178
Radio
179
Vehicle equipment
179
Controls
179
Sound output
179
AM/FM station
179
Weather Band
181
Satellite radio
181
Stored stations
185
CD/multimedia
187
Vehicle equipment
187
Controls
187
Sound output
187
CD/DVD
187
Music collection
194
Telephone
210
Vehicle equipment
210
At a glance
210
Pairing/unpairing the mobile phone
211
Controls
214
Voice operation
218
Snap-in adapter
220
Office
222
Vehicle equipment
222
At a glance
222
Office information
222
Contacts
223
Messages
225
Calendar
228
Tasks
228
Notes
229
Reminders
229
Using contact data
229
Reading out loud
230
What to do if...
230
Contacts
231
Vehicle equipment
231
Note
231
General information
231
New contact
231
My contacts
231
ConnectedDrive
233
Vehicle equipment
233
BMW Assist
233
TeleService
234
Concierge service
234
Roadside Assistance
234
BMW Search
235
Customer Relations
236
Service Request
236
Automatic Service Request
237
TeleService Report
237
Services status
237
Data transfer
237
Refueling
242
Vehicle equipment
242
General information
242
Fuel cap
242
Observe the following when refueling
243
Fuel
244
Vehicle equipment
244
Fuel quality
244
Wheels and tires
245
Vehicle equipment
245
Tire inflation pressure
245
Tire identification marks
249
Tire tread
251
Tire damage
251
Changing wheels and tires
251
Run-flat tires
253
Snow chains
253
Engine compartment
255
Vehicle equipment
255
Important features in the engine compartment
255
Hood
255
Engine oil
257
Vehicle equipment
257
General information
257
Check oil level
257
Adding engine oil
257
Oil types for refilling
258
Oil change
258
Coolant
258
Maintenance
260
Vehicle equipment
260
BMW Maintenance System
260
Condition Based Service CBS
260
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
260
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
261
Data memory
261
Replacing components
262
Vehicle equipment
262
Onboard vehicle tool kit
262
Wiper blade replacement
262
Lamp and bulb replacement
262
Changing wheels
265
Vehicle battery
265
Fuses
266
Breakdown assistance
267
Vehicle equipment
267
Hazard warning flashers
267
Emergency Request
267
Warning triangle
268
First aid kit
268
Roadside Assistance
268
Jump starting
269
Tow-starting and towing
270
Care
273
Vehicle equipment
273
Car washes
273
Technical data
280
Vehicle equipment
280
Dimensions
280
Weights
281
Capacities
282
Short commands of the voice activation system
283
Vehicle equipment
283
General information
283
Adjusting
283
Vehicle information
284
Navigation
285
Radio
287
CD/Multimedia
289
Telephone
290
Office
290
Contacts
291
BMW Assist or ConnectedDrive
291

FAQ about the 2012 BMW 6 Series Manual

What contains the 2012 6 Series manual?

The BMW 6 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 6 Series. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW 6 Series 2012 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your BMW 6 Series, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW 6 Series owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2012 BMW 6 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 6 Series owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 6 Series year 2012 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2012 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 6 Series (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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