2012 BMW X3 Owner's Manual

2012 BMW X3 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
X3
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
10.15 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
Tailgate
37
Comfort Access
40
Alarm system
41
Power windows
42
Roller sunblinds
44
Panoramic glass sunroof
44
Adjusting
46
Vehicle equipment
46
Sitting safely
46
Seats
46
Safety belts
49
Front head restraints
50
Rear head restraints
51
Seat and mirror memory
52
Mirrors
52
Steering wheel
54
Transporting children safely
55
Vehicle equipment
55
The right place for children
55
Installing child restraint fixing systems
55
LATCH child restraint fixing system
56
Locking the doors and windows
57
Driving
58
Vehicle equipment
58
Start/Stop button
58
Starting the engine
59
Engine stop
59
Parking brake
60
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
62
Washer/wiper system
62
Washer fluid
64
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
65
Displays
68
Vehicle equipment
68
Instrument cluster
68
Electronic displays
69
Check Control
70
Fuel gauge
72
Tachometer
72
Engine oil temperature
72
Odometer and trip odometer
72
External temperature
73
Time
73
Date
73
Range
73
Current fuel consumption
73
Energy recovery
74
Service requirements
74
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
75
Computer
75
Settings on the Control Display
78
Lamps
80
Vehicle equipment
80
At a glance
80
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
80
Adaptive light control
82
Headlamp range control
82
High-beam Assistant
82
Fog lamps
83
Instrument lighting
84
Interior lamps
84
Safety
85
Vehicle equipment
85
Airbags
85
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
88
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
91
Brake force display
93
Driving stability control systems
94
Vehicle equipment
94
Antilock Brake System ABS
94
Brake assistant
94
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
94
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
95
Performance Control
95
xDrive
95
HDC Hill Descent Control
95
Dynamic Damping Control
96
Variable sport steering
97
Dynamic Driving Control
97
Driving comfort
99
Vehicle equipment
99
Cruise control
99
PDC Park Distance Control
101
Backup camera
103
Top View
106
Head-up Display
107
Climate control
109
Vehicle equipment
109
Automatic climate control
109
Automatic climate control with enhanced features
111
Ventilation
114
Parked-car ventilation
114
Interior equipment
116
Vehicle equipment
116
Integrated universal remote control
116
Connecting electrical devices
118
Cargo area
118
Storage compartments
122
Vehicle equipment
122
Storage compartments
122
Glove compartment
122
Compartments in the doors
123
Center armrest
123
Cupholders
123
Clothes hooks
124
Things to remember when driving
128
Vehicle equipment
128
Breaking-in period
128
General driving notes
128
Roof-mounted luggage rack
130
Loading
131
Vehicle equipment
131
General information
131
Determining the load limit
131
Load
131
Stowing cargo
132
Securing cargo
132
Saving fuel
134
Vehicle equipment
134
General information
134
Remove unnecessary cargo
134
Remove attached parts following use
134
Close the windows and glass sunroof
134
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
134
Drive away without delay
134
Look well ahead when driving
134
Use coasting conditions
134
Switch off the engine during longer stops
135
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
135
Navigation
138
Vehicle equipment
138
Navigation system
138
Destination input
138
Destination guidance
146
Map view
148
Traffic bulletins
150
Navigation data
152
Tone
156
Vehicle equipment
156
General information
156
Treble, bass, balance, and fader
156
Equalizer
156
Multi-channel playback, surround
157
Volume
157
Resetting the tone settings
157
Radio
158
Vehicle equipment
158
Controls
158
Sound output
158
AM/FM station
158
Weather Band
160
Satellite radio
160
Stored stations
164
CD/multimedia
166
Vehicle equipment
166
Controls
166
Sound output
166
CD/DVD
166
Music collection
173
Professional mobile phone preparation package
188
Vehicle equipment
188
At a glance
188
Pairing/unpairing the mobile phone
189
Controls
192
Snap-in adapter
196
Office
198
Vehicle equipment
198
At a glance
198
Office information
198
Contacts
199
Messages
201
Calendar
204
Tasks
204
Notes
205
Reminders
205
Using contact data
205
Reading out loud
206
What to do if...
206
Contacts
207
Vehicle equipment
207
Note
207
General information
207
New contact
207
My contacts
207
ConnectedDrive
209
Vehicle equipment
209
BMW Assist
209
TeleService
210
Concierge service
210
Roadside Assistance
210
BMW Search
211
Customer Relations
212
Service Request
212
Automatic Service Request
213
TeleService Report
213
Teleservice Battery Guard
213
Services status
213
Data transfer
214
Refueling
218
Vehicle equipment
218
General information
218
Fuel cap
218
Observe the following when refueling
219
Fuel
220
Vehicle equipment
220
Fuel quality
220
Wheels and tires
221
Vehicle equipment
221
Tire inflation pressure
221
Tire identification marks
223
Tire tread
225
Tire damage
225
Changing wheels and tires
226
Run-flat tires
227
Snow chains
227
Engine compartment
229
Vehicle equipment
229
Important features in the engine compartment
229
Hood
229
Engine oil
231
Vehicle equipment
231
General information
231
Checking the oil level
231
Adding engine oil
231
Oil types for refilling
232
Oil change
232
Coolant
232
Maintenance
234
Vehicle equipment
234
BMW Maintenance System
234
Condition Based Service CBS
234
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
234
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
235
Data memory
235
Replacing components
236
Vehicle equipment
236
Onboard vehicle tool kit
236
Wiper blade replacement
236
Lamp and bulb replacement
237
Changing wheels
241
Vehicle battery
241
Fuses
242
Breakdown assistance
243
Vehicle equipment
243
Hazard warning flashers
243
Emergency Request
243
Warning triangle
244
First aid kit
244
Roadside Assistance
244
Jump starting
244
Tow-starting and towing
246
Care
248
Vehicle equipment
248
Car washes
248
Technical data
254
Vehicle equipment
254
Dimensions
254
Engine specifications
255
Weights
256
Capacities
257
Short commands of the voice activation system
258
Vehicle equipment
258
General information
258
Adjusting
258
Vehicle information
259
Navigation
260
Radio
262
CD/Multimedia
263
Telephone
264
Office
265
Contacts
265
BMW Assist or ConnectedDrive
266

FAQ about the 2012 BMW X3 Manual

What contains the 2012 X3 manual?

The BMW X3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW X3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW X3 2012 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW X3 owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your BMW X3

Where to download the 2012 BMW X3 Owners Manual?

The BMW X3 owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW X3 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 X3 (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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