2012 BMW 7 Series Owner's Manual

2012 BMW 7 Series owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
7 Series
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
8.49 MB

Table of Contents

- At a glance
11
Cockpit
12
All around the steering wheel
12
Instrument cluster
14
Indicator/warning lamps
14
Instrument cluster, electronic displays
16
All around the center console
17
All around the headliner
18
iDrive
19
The concept
19
Controls at a glance
19
Operating concept
20
Example: setting the clock
21
Status information
22
Split screen
23
Programmable memory buttons
23
Entering letters and numbers
24
Voice activation system
25
The concept
25
Requirements
25
Using voice activation
25
Possible commands
25
Example: playing back a CD
26
Setting the voice dialog
26
Adjusting the volume
26
Notes on Emergency Requests
26
Environmental conditions
26
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
27
Components of the integrated Owner's Manual
27
Leafing through the Owner's Manual
27
Context help - Owner's Manual to the temporarily selected function
27
Opening and closing
32
Remote control/key
32
Personal Profile
33
Central locking system
35
Opening and closing: from the outside
36
Opening and closing: from the inside
39
Doors
39
Trunk lid
39
Comfort Access
42
Alarm system
43
Power windows
44
Roller sunblinds
45
Glass sunroof, powered
46
Adjusting
48
Sitting safely
48
Front seats
48
Rear seats
51
Safety belts
53
Front head restraints
54
Rear head restraints
55
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory
57
Mirrors
58
Illuminated vanity mirror in the rear
60
Steering wheel
60
Transporting children safely
61
The right place for children
61
Installing child restraint fixing systems
61
LATCH child restraint fixing system
62
Locking the doors and windows
64
Driving
65
Start/Stop button
65
Starting the engine
65
Engine stop
66
Parking brake
66
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
70
Washer/wiper system
70
Washer fluid
72
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
72
Displays
75
Instrument cluster
75
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
77
Computer
77
Settings on the Control Display
80
Service requirements
81
Check Control
82
Lamps
84
At a glance
84
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
84
Adaptive light control
85
High-beam Assistant
86
Fog lamps
87
Instrument lighting
87
Interior lamps
87
Safety
88
Airbags
88
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
91
Lane departure warning
94
Active Blind Spot Detection
95
Brake force display
97
Driving stability control systems
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
99
HDC Hill Descent Control
99
Adaptive Drive
100
Dynamic Drive
100
Dynamic Damping Control
100
Integral Active Steering
101
Self-leveling suspension
101
Dynamic Driving Control
102
Driving comfort
105
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC
105
Collision warning
110
Cruise control
111
PDC Park Distance Control
113
Surround View
115
Backup camera
116
Side View
118
Top View
119
Night Vision with pedestrian detection
120
Head-up Display
123
Climate control
125
Automatic climate control
125
Ventilation
128
Rear automatic climate control
129
Parked-car ventilation
130
Interior equipment
132
Integrated universal remote control
132
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
134
Connecting electrical devices
134
Rear cooler
135
Folding table in the rear
136
Ski bag
136
Storage compartments
138
Storage compartments
138
Glove compartment
138
Center armrest
139
Cupholders
140
Clothes hooks
140
Things to remember when driving
144
Breaking-in period
144
General driving notes
144
Loading
146
Roof-mounted luggage rack
148
Navigation
152
Navigation system
152
Destination input
152
Destination guidance
159
Map view
161
Traffic bulletins
163
Navigation data
166
Tone
170
General information
170
Treble, bass, balance, and fader
170
Equalizer
170
Multi-channel playback, surround
170
Volume
171
Resetting the tone settings
171
Opening the tone settings in the Options menu
171
Radio
172
Controls
172
Sound output
172
AM/FM station
172
Weather Band
174
Satellite radio
174
Stored stations
178
CD/multimedia
179
Controls
179
Sound output
179
CD/DVD
179
Music collection
186
External devices
190
Rear audio remote control
198
Rear entertainment
199
Controls
199
Rear CD/DVD player
199
Switching the system on/off
199
Screens
199
Remote control
200
Controls
200
Enabling
201
Headphones, vehicle loudspeakers
202
External devices
202
What to do if...
203
Professional rear entertainment
204
Controls
204
Rear CD/DVD player
204
Switching the system on/off
204
Screens
204
iDrive in the rear
205
Controls
205
Enabling
206
Headphones, vehicle loudspeakers
207
External devices
207
Telephone
212
At a glance
212
Pairing/unpairing the mobile phone
212
Controls
215
Voice operation
219
Snap-in adapter
221
Office
223
At a glance
223
Office information
223
Contacts
223
Messages
226
Calendar
228
Tasks
229
Notes
229
Reminders
229
Using contact data
230
Reading out loud
230
What to do if...
230
Contacts
232
General information
232
New contact
232
My contacts
232
BMW ConnectedDrive
234
BMW Assist
234
BMW TeleService
234
Concierge service
235
Roadside Assistance
235
BMW Online
236
Customer Relations
237
Service Request
237
Automatic Service Request
238
Services status
238
Data transfer
238
Apps
238
Refueling
242
Fuel cap
242
Observe the following when refueling
242
Fuel tank capacity
242
Fuel
243
Fuel quality
243
Wheels and tires
244
Tire inflation pressure
244
Tire identification marks
248
Tire tread
249
Tire damage
249
Changing wheels and tires
250
Run-flat tires
251
Snow chains
251
Engine compartment
253
Important features in the engine compartment
253
Hood
253
Engine oil
255
General information
255
Checking the oil level
255
Adding engine oil
255
Oil types
256
Coolant
256
Maintenance
258
BMW Maintenance System
258
Condition Based Service CBS
258
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
258
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
258
Replacing components
260
Tool kit
260
Wiper blade replacement
260
Lamp and bulb replacement
260
Changing wheels
264
Vehicle battery
265
Fuses
265
Breakdown assistance
266
Hazard warning flashers
266
Emergency Request
266
Warning triangle
267
First aid kit
267
Roadside Assistance
267
Jump starting
267
Tow-starting and towing
268
Care
271
Car washes
271
Technical data
276
Dimensions
276
Weights
278
Capacities
279
Short commands of the voice activation system
280
General information
280
Adjusting
280
Vehicle information
281
Navigation
281
Radio
283
CD/Multimedia
285
Telephone
286
Office
286
Contacts
287
BMW ConnectedDrive
287

FAQ about the 2012 BMW 7 Series Manual

What contains the 2012 7 Series manual?

The BMW 7 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 7 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 7 Series 2012 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your BMW 7 Series, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

Where to download the 2012 BMW 7 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 7 Series owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 7 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 7 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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