2012 BMW X5 Owner's Manual

2012 BMW X5 owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
X5
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
8.83 MB

Table of Contents

- At a glance
11
Cockpit
12
All around the steering wheel
12
Instrument cluster
14
Indicator/warning lamps
15
All around the center console
16
All around the headliner
17
iDrive
18
The concept
18
Controls at a glance
18
Operating concept
19
Example: setting the clock
21
Status information
21
Split screen
22
Programmable memory buttons
22
Entering letters and numbers
23
Voice activation system
24
The concept
24
Requirements
24
Using voice activation
24
Possible commands
24
Example: playing back a CD
25
Setting the voice dialog
25
Adjusting the volume
25
Notes on Emergency Requests
25
Opening and closing
28
Remote control/key
28
Personal Profile
28
Central locking system
29
Opening and closing: from the outside
30
Opening and closing: from the inside
33
Doors
33
BMW X5: upper tailgate
33
BMW X5: lower tailgate
36
BMW X6: tailgate
36
Comfort Access
37
Alarm system
39
Power windows
40
Roller sunblinds for the rear side windows
41
 X5: panoramic glass sunroof
42
BMW X6: glass sunroof, electric
43
Adjusting
45
Sitting safely
45
Seats
45
BMW X5: rear seats
47
Seat heating
48
Active seat ventilation and seat heating
49
Active seat
49
Safety belts
50
Head restraints
51
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory
53
Mirrors
53
Steering wheel
55
Transporting children safely
56
The right place for children
56
Installing child restraint fixing systems
56
LATCH child restraint fixing system
57
Locking the doors and windows
60
Driving
61
Ignition lock
61
Start/Stop button
61
Starting the engine
62
Engine stop
62
Parking brake
63
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
66
Washer/wiper system
67
Washer fluid
68
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
69
Displays
71
Odometer, external temperature display, clock
71
Tachometer
72
Coolant temperature
72
Current fuel consumption
72
Engine oil temperature
72
Fuel gauge
73
Computer
73
Service requirements
75
Check Control
76
Speed limit
78
Settings on the Control Display
78
Lamps
81
At a glance
81
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
81
Adaptive light control
82
High beams/roadside parking lamps
83
High-beam Assistant
83
Front fog lamps
84
Instrument lighting
84
Interior lamps
84
Safety
86
Airbags
86
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
88
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
90
Lane departure warning
93
Brake force display
94
Driving stability control systems
96
Antilock Brake System ABS
96
CBC Cornering Brake Control
96
Electronic brake-force distribution
96
Brake assistant
96
Dynamic Stability Control DSC
96
Dynamic Traction Control DTC
97
xDrive
98
Dynamic Performance Control
98
Hill Descent Control HDC
98
Malfunction of driving stability control systems
99
Adaptive Drive
99
Drive-off assistant
100
Self-leveling suspension
100
Active steering
100
Driving comfort
102
Active cruise control
102
Cruise control
108
Park Distance Control PDC
110
Surround View
112
Backup camera
112
Top View
114
Side View
116
Head-up Display
117
Climate
119
At a glance
119
Automatic climate control with 2-zone control
120
Automatic climate control with 4-zone control
124
Parked-car ventilation
125
Interior equipment
127
Integrated universal remote control
127
Digital compass
129
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
130
Connecting electrical devices
131
Cargo area
132
Storage compartments
134
Glove compartment
134
Center armrest front
134
Rear center armrest
135
Storage compartments
135
Clothes hooks
135
Cupholders
135
Storage compartments in the cargo area
136
Things to remember when driving
142
Breaking-in period
142
General driving notes
142
Loading
144
Roof-mounted luggage rack
147
Driving on poor roads
147
Navigation system
152
General information
152
Navigation data
152
Destination entry
153
At a glance
153
Manual destination entry
153
Address book
154
Last destinations
156
Special destinations
156
Destination entry by map
157
Destination entry by voice
158
Planning a trip with intermediate destinations
159
Destination guidance
161
Starting destination guidance
161
Terminating destination guidance
161
Continuing destination guidance
161
Route criteria
161
Route
162
Bypassing a section of the route
162
Gas station recommendation
162
Destination guidance through voice instructions
163
Map view
163
Traffic bulletins
165
Tone
172
General information
172
Treble, bass, balance, and fader
172
Equalizer
172
Multi-channel playback, surround
172
Volume
173
Resetting the tone settings
173
Radio
174
Controls
174
Sound output
174
AM/FM station
174
Satellite radio
176
Stored stations
180
CD/multimedia
181
Controls
181
Sound output
181
CD/DVD
181
Music collection
188
External devices
192
DVD system in rear
200
General information
200
Enabling DVD system
200
Controls
200
CD/DVD player
201
Connecting headphones
201
Remote control
201
Setting the language of the DVD system
202
Sound output via speakers
202
Switching DVD system on/off
202
Playing CD/DVD
202
Playing videos from CDs/DVDs
202
Playing audio tracks from CD/DVD
206
Displaying images from CD/DVD
208
Information on CD/DVD player
209
Telephone
216
At a glance
216
Pairing/unpairing the mobile phone
216
Controls
220
Voice operation
224
Snap-in adapter
225
Office
227
At a glance
227
Office information
227
Contacts
227
Messages
230
Calendar
232
Tasks
232
Notes
233
Reminders
233
Using contact data
233
Reading out loud
234
What to do if...
234
Contacts
235
General information
235
New contact
235
My contacts
235
ConnectedDrive
237
BMW Assist
237
TeleService
237
Concierge service
238
Messages
238
Roadside Assistance
238
BMW Online
239
Customer Relations
240
Service Request
240
Automatic Service Request
241
Services status
241
Data transfer
241
Refueling
246
Notes
246
Fuel cap
246
Observe the following when refueling
246
Fuel tank capacity
247
Fuel
248
Fuel specifications
248
BMW X5 with BMW Advanced Diesel
249
Wheels and tires
252
Tire inflation pressure
252
Tire identification marks
258
Tire tread
259
Wheel/tire damage
260
Changing wheels and tires
260
Run-flat tires
261
Snow chains
261
Engine compartment
263
Important features in the engine compartment
263
Hood
264
Engine oil
265
Coolant
267
Maintenance
268
BMW maintenance system
268
Condition Based Service CBS
268
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
268
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
269
Data memory
269
Replacing components
270
Tool kit
270
Wiper blade replacement
270
Lamp and bulb replacement
270
BMW X5: bulb replacement
271
BMW X6: bulb replacement
273
Changing wheels
275
Vehicle battery
278
Fuses
279
Breakdown assistance
280
Hazard warning flashers
280
Emergency Request
280
Roadside Assistance
281
Warning triangle
281
First aid kit
281
Jump-starting
281
Tow-starting and towing
282
Care
285
Car washes
285
Technical data
290
Engine specifications
290
Dimensions
291
Weights
292
Capacities
293
Short commands for voice activation system
295
General information
295
Adjusting
295
Vehicle information
296
Navigation
296
Radio
298
CD/multimedia
299
Telephone
300
Office
301
Contacts
301
ConnectedDrive or BMW Assist
301

FAQ about the 2012 BMW X5 Manual

What contains the 2012 X5 manual?

The BMW X5 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW X5. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW X5 2012 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW X5 owners can do

Where to download the 2012 BMW X5 Owners Manual?

The BMW X5 owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW X5 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 X5 (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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