2013 BMW 3 Series Owner's Manual

2013 BMW 3 Series owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
BMW
Model:
3 Series
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
9.4 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
18
Example: setting the clock
19
Status information
20
Split screen
21
Programmable memory buttons
21
Entering letters and numbers
22
Voice activation system
23
Vehicle equipment
23
The concept
23
Requirements
23
Using voice activation
23
Possible commands
23
Example: playing back a CD
24
Setting the voice dialog
24
Adjusting the volume
24
Notes on Emergency Requests
24
Environmental conditions
24
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
26
Vehicle equipment
26
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
Trunk lid
37
Comfort Access
38
Alarm system
40
Power windows
41
Roller sunblinds
43
Glass sunroof, powered
43
Adjusting
45
Vehicle equipment
45
Sitting safely
45
Seats
45
Safety belts
48
Front head restraints
49
Rear head restraints
50
Seat and mirror memory
51
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
58
Driving
59
Vehicle equipment
59
Start/Stop button
59
Starting the engine
60
Engine stop
60
Auto Start/Stop function
61
Parking brake
63
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
63
Washer/wiper system
64
Washer fluid
66
Manual transmission
67
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
67
Displays
70
Vehicle equipment
70
Instrument cluster
70
Electronic displays
72
Check Control
73
Fuel gauge
76
Tachometer
76
Engine oil temperature
76
Coolant temperature
76
Odometer and trip odometer
76
External temperature
76
Time
76
Date
76
Range
77
Current fuel consumption
77
Energy recovery
77
Service requirements
77
Gear shift indicator
79
Speed limit detection with No Passing Information
79
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
81
Computer
81
Sport displays
84
Settings on the Control Display
84
Lamps
87
Vehicle equipment
87
At a glance
87
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
87
Adaptive light control
89
High-beam Assistant
89
Fog lamps
90
Instrument lighting
90
Interior lamps
91
Safety
92
Vehicle equipment
92
Airbags
92
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
95
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
98
Collision warning with braking function
100
Collision warning
102
Lane departure warning
104
Active Blind Spot Detection
106
Adjustable speed limit
107
Brake force display
109
Active Protection
109
Driving stability control systems
111
Vehicle equipment
111
Antilock Brake System ABS
111
Brake assistant
111
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
111
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
112
xDrive
112
Dynamic Damping Control
112
Variable sport steering
113
Driving Experience Switch
113
Drive-off assistant
115
Driving comfort
116
Vehicle equipment
116
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC
116
Cruise control
122
PDC Park Distance Control
124
Surround View
126
Backup camera
126
Top View
129
Side View
131
Head-up Display
132
Parking assistant
133
Climate control
138
Vehicle equipment
138
Automatic climate control
138
Automatic climate control with enhanced features
140
Ventilation
143
Parked-car ventilation
143
Interior equipment
145
Vehicle equipment
145
Integrated universal remote control
145
Digital compass
147
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
149
Connecting electrical devices
149
USB interface for data transfer
150
Through-loading system
151
Storage compartments
153
Vehicle equipment
153
Notes
153
Storage compartments
153
Glove compartment
153
Front storage compartment
154
Compartments in the doors
154
Center armrest
154
Storage compartment in the rear
155
Cupholders
155
Clothes hooks
155
Things to remember when driving
160
Vehicle equipment
160
Breaking-in period
160
General driving notes
160
Loading
163
Vehicle equipment
163
General information
163
Determining the load limit
163
Load
163
Stowing cargo
164
Securing cargo
164
Roof-mounted luggage rack
164
Saving fuel
166
Vehicle equipment
166
General information
166
Remove unnecessary cargo
166
Remove attached parts following use
166
Close the windows and glass sunroof
166
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
166
Drive away without delay
166
Look well ahead when driving
166
Avoid high engine speeds
166
Use coasting conditions
167
Switch off the engine during longer stops
167
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
167
Have maintenance carried out
167
Refueling
172
Vehicle equipment
172
General information
172
Fuel cap
172
Observe the following when refueling
173
Fuel
174
Vehicle equipment
174
Fuel quality
174
Wheels and tires
175
Vehicle equipment
175
Tire inflation pressure
175
Tire identification marks
182
Tire tread
183
Tire damage
183
Changing wheels and tires
184
Run-flat tires
185
Snow chains
186
Engine compartment
187
Vehicle equipment
187
Important features in the engine compartment
187
Hood
188
Engine oil
189
Vehicle equipment
189
General information
189
Checking the oil level electronically
189
Adding engine oil
190
Oil types for refilling
190
Oil change
190
Coolant
192
Vehicle equipment
192
General information
192
Coolant level
192
Disposal
192
Maintenance
193
Vehicle equipment
193
BMW Maintenance System
193
Condition Based Service CBS
193
Service history
193
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
193
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
194
Data memory
194
Event Data Recorder EDR
194
Replacing components
196
Vehicle equipment
196
Onboard vehicle tool kit
196
Wiper blade replacement
196
Lamp and bulb replacement
196
Changing wheels
204
Vehicle battery
204
Fuses
205
Breakdown assistance
207
Vehicle equipment
207
Hazard warning flashers
207
Emergency Request
207
Warning triangle
208
First aid kit
208
Roadside Assistance
208
Jump-starting
208
Tow-starting and towing
210
Care
213
Vehicle equipment
213
Car washes
213
Technical data
220
Vehicle equipment
220
Dimensions
220
Weights
221
Capacities
223
Short commands of the voice act. system
224
Vehicle equipment
224
General information
224
Adjusting
224
Vehicle information
225
Navigation
226
Radio
228
CD/multimedia
229
Telephone
230
Office
230
BMW Assist or ConnectedDrive
231

FAQ about the 2013 BMW 3 Series Manual

What contains the 2013 3 Series manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 3 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 3 Series 2013 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your BMW 3 Series
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2013 BMW 3 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 3 Series year 2013 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2013 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 3 Series (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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