2012 BMW M3 Owner's Manual

2012 BMW M3 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
M3
Rating:
(5)

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Size:
7.72 MB

Table of Contents

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2
Contents
4
Notes
5
Using this Owner's Manual
5
Symbols used
5
Vehicle equipment
6
Status of this Owner's Manual at time of printing
6
For your own safety
6
Service and warranty
7
Reporting safety defects
8
At a glance
10
Dashboard
11
Vehicle equipment
11
Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
11
Instrument cluster
13
Indicator and warning lamps
14
Around the center console: controls and displays
15
Around the roofliner
17
iDrive
19
Vehicle equipment
19
The concept
19
Controls at a glance
19
Operating principle
20
Example: setting the clock
22
Status information
22
With the Professional navigation system: Split screen
23
Programmable memory keys
24
Entering letters and numbers
24
Voice activation system
26
Vehicle equipment
26
The concept
26
Saying commands
26
Possible commands
26
Example: playing back a CD
27
Setting the voice dialog
27
Adjusting volume
27
Notes on Emergency Requests
27
Ambient conditions
28
Controls
30
Opening and closing
31
Vehicle equipment
31
Remote control
31
Personal Profile
31
Central locking system
32
Opening and closing: Using the remote control
33
Opening and closing: Using the door lock
35
Opening and closing: From inside
36
Trunk lid
36
Alarm system
38
Comfort Access
39
Windows
41
Coupe: Glass roof, electric
42
Convertible: retractable hardtop
44
Adjustments
48
Vehicle equipment
48
Sitting safely
48
Seats
49
Head restraints
51
Entering the rear seats
52
Seat heating
54
Seat and mirror memory
54
Safety belts
54
Mirrors
56
Steering wheel
57
Transporting children safely
58
Vehicle equipment
58
The right place for children
58
Convertible: key switch for passenger belt
58
Installing child restraint systems
59
LATCH child restraint fixing system
59
Driving
62
Vehicle equipment
62
Ignition lock
62
Start/Stop button
62
Starting the engine
63
Switching off the engine
64
Parking brake
64
Manual transmission
65
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
65
7-gear Sport automatic transmission with double clutch
67
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
72
Wiper system
72
Washer fluid
73
Cruise control
74
Active Cruise Control
76
Controls overview
83
Vehicle equipment
83
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
83
Tachometer
84
Engine oil temperature
84
Fuel gauge
84
Computer
85
Settings and information
87
Units of measure
88
Service requirements
88
Clock
91
Date
92
Check Control
93
Speed limit
94
Settings on the Control Display
95
Technology for driving comfort and safety
97
Vehicle equipment
97
Park Distance Control PDC
97
Driving stability control systems
98
Drive-off assistant
101
Flat Tire Monitor FTM
101
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
103
Active steering
106
Servotronic
106
Brake Force Display
107
Airbags
108
Convertible: rollover protection system
110
Lamps
111
Vehicle equipment
111
At a glance
111
Parking lamps/low beams, automatic headlamp control
111
Adaptive Light Control
113
High beams/roadside parking lamps
113
High-beam Assistant
114
Fog lamps
115
Instrument lighting
115
Interior lamps
115
Climate
117
Vehicle equipment
117
Overview
117
Automatic climate control
118
Parked car ventilation
121
Practical interior accessories
123
Vehicle equipment
123
Integrated universal remote control
123
Digital compass
125
Coupe: Roller sunblinds
127
Glove compartment
127
Center armrest
127
Storage compartments inside the vehicle
128
Cupholders
129
Ashtray
129
Connecting electrical appliances
130
Coupe: Through-loading system
131
Convertible: Cargo loading
131
Storage compartments inside the cargo area
132
Folding up the floor panel
133
Lashing eyes
133
Coupe: ski bag
133
Convertible: through-loading opening with integrated transport bag
134
Driving tips
138
Things to remember when driving
139
Vehicle equipment
139
Break-in period
139
Saving fuel
139
General driving notes
140
Cargo loading
142
Coupe: roof-mounted luggage rack
144
Navigation
148
Navigation system
149
Vehicle equipment
149
General information
149
Navigation data
149
Destination entry
151
Vehicle equipment
151
General information
151
Entering a destination manually
151
Address book
153
Last destinations
154
Special destinations
154
Destination entry via map
156
Destination entry via voice
157
Planning a trip with intermediate destinations
158
Destination guidance
160
Vehicle equipment
160
Starting destination guidance
160
Terminating destination guidance
160
Continuing destination guidance
160
Route criteria
160
Route
161
Destination guidance through voice instructions
162
Map view
163
Traffic bulletins
164
What to do if …
168
Vehicle equipment
168
What to do if…
168
Entertainment
170
On/off and tone
171
Vehicle equipment
171
General information
171
Controls
171
Switching on/off
171
Adjusting volume
172
Setting tone controls
172
Radio
174
Vehicle equipment
174
General information
174
Selecting a station
174
Storing stations
175
RDS - Radio Data System
175
HD Radio™ reception
176
Presets
176
Satellite radio
177
Vehicle equipment
177
General information
177
Navigation bar
177
Managing subscription
177
Selecting channels
178
Storing channel
178
Changing list view
179
Selecting category
179
Time shift
179
Storing favorites
180
Accessing favorites
180
Managing favorites
180
Traffic Jump
181
Automatic update
181
Notes
181
CD/DVD player and CD changer
182
Vehicle equipment
182
CD/DVD playback
182
Audio playback
183
Video playback
184
CD changer
186
Notes
187
Music collection
189
Vehicle equipment
189
Storing music
189
Playing music
191
Managing music
192
External devices
195
Vehicle equipment
195
Overview
195
AUX-IN port
195
USB audio interface/mobile phone audio interface
196
Video playback
198
Bluetooth audio
198
Software update
202
Communications
204
Telephone
205
Vehicle equipment
205
Overview
205
Pairing/unpairing mobile phone
206
Operation
210
Operation by voice
215
Snap-in adapter
217
Office
218
Vehicle equipment
218
Overview
218
Current office
218
Contacts
219
Messages
221
Calendar
224
Tasks
224
Notes
225
Reminders
225
Using contact data
225
Reading aloud
226
What to do if…
226
Contacts
227
Vehicle equipment
227
Note
227
General information
227
New contact
227
My contacts
227
ConnectedDrive
229
Vehicle equipment
229
BMW Assist
229
TeleService:
230
Concierge service
230
Messages
230
Roadside Assistance
230
BMW Online
231
Customer Relations
232
Service Request
232
Automatic Service Request
233
Service status
233
Data transfer
233
Apps
233
Mobility
236
Refueling
237
Vehicle equipment
237
General information
237
Fuel filler flap
237
Fuel specifications
238
Wheels and tires
240
Vehicle equipment
240
Tire inflation pressures
240
Tire identification marks
256
Tire condition
257
New wheels and tires
258
Run-flat tires
259
Snow chains
259
Engine compartment
260
Vehicle equipment
260
Important parts of the engine compartment
260
Hood
261
Engine oil
261
Coolant
264
Maintenance
265
Vehicle equipment
265
BMW Maintenance System
265
Socket for Onboard Diagnosis OBD
266
Care
267
Vehicle equipment
267
Care products
267
Exterior care
267
Interior care
269
Vehicle storage
270
Replacing components
271
Vehicle equipment
271
Onboard vehicle tool kit
271
Wiper blades
271
Lamps and bulbs
271
Changing wheels
274
Vehicle battery
275
Fuses
276
Giving and receiving assistance
277
Vehicle equipment
277
Emergency Request
277
Roadside Assistance
278
First aid pouch
278
Warning triangle
278
Jump-starting
279
Tow-starting, towing away
280
Reference
284
Technical data
285
Vehicle equipment
285
Engine data
285
Dimensions
286
Weights
288
Capacities
290
Short commands for the voice activation system
291
Vehicle equipment
291
General information
291
Useful short commands
291
CD/Multimedia
292
Radio
293
Telephone
294
Office
294
Contacts
294
Navigation
295
ConnectedDrive or BMW Assist
296
Vehicle information
297
Settings
297
Everything from A to Z
299
Index
299

FAQ about the 2012 BMW M3 Manual

What contains the 2012 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. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW M3 2012 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your BMW M3, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW M3 owners can do

Where to download the 2012 BMW M3 Owners Manual?

The BMW M3 owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW M3 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 M3 (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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