2016 BMW 3 Series Owner's Manual

2016 BMW 3 Series owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
BMW
Model:
3 Series
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.58 MB

Table of Contents

- At a glance
17
Cockpit
18
Vehicle features and options
18
All around the steering wheel
18
All around the center console
20
All around the roofliner
21
iDrive
22
Vehicle features and options
22
The concept
22
Control elements at a glance
22
Operating concept
24
Touchpad
25
Example: setting the clock
26
Status information
27
Split screen
27
Programmable memory buttons
28
Deleting personal in the vehicle
29
Entering letters and numbers
29
Voice activation system
31
Vehicle features and options
31
The concept
31
Requirements
31
Using voice activation
31
Possible commands
31
One example: open the tone settings
32
Setting the voice dialog
32
Adjusting the volume
32
Hints on Emergency Requests
32
Environmental conditions
33
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
34
Vehicle features and options
34
Opening and closing
38
Vehicle features and options
38
Remote control/key
38
Personal Profile
39
Using the remote control
41
Without remote control
43
Trunk lid
44
Comfort Access
45
Adjusting
47
Alarm system
48
Power windows
50
Roller sunblinds
51
Glass sunroof, powered
51
Adjusting
54
Vehicle features and options
54
Sitting safely
54
Seats
54
Safety belts
57
Front headrests
58
Rear head restraints
59
Seat and mirror memory
60
Mirrors
61
Steering wheel
63
Transporting children safely
64
Vehicle features and options
64
The right place for children
64
Installing child restraint systems
64
LATCH child restraint system
66
Locking the doors and windows
67
Driving
68
Vehicle features and options
68
Start/Stop button
68
Starting the engine
69
Engine stop
70
Auto Start/Stop function
70
Parking brake
72
Turn signal, high beams, headlight flasher
73
Washer/wiper system
73
Washer fluid
75
Manual transmission
76
Steptronic transmission
76
Displays
81
Vehicle features and options
81
Overview, instrument cluster
81
Electronic displays
81
Check Control
82
Fuel gauge
85
Tachometer
85
Engine oil temperature
85
Coolant temperature
86
Odometer and trip odometer
86
External temperature
86
Time
86
Date
86
Range
86
Current fuel consumption
87
Energy recovery
87
Service requirements
87
Gear shift indicator
88
Speed limit detection
89
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
90
On-board computer
90
Sport displays
92
Speed warning
92
Settings on the Control Display
93
Head-up Display
94
Lights
96
Vehicle features and options
96
Overview
96
Parking lights/low beams, headlight control
96
Adaptive Light Control
97
High-beam Assistant
98
Fog lights
99
Instrument lighting
99
Interior lights
99
Safety
101
Vehicle features and options
101
Airbags
101
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
104
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
108
Intelligent Safety
110
Front-end collision warning
111
Front-end collision warning with City Braking function
111
Front-end collision warning with braking function
113
Pedestrian warning with city braking function
116
Lane departure warning
118
Active Blind Spot Detection
120
Brake force display
122
Attentiveness assistant
122
Driving stability control systems
123
Vehicle features and options
123
Antilock Brake System ABS
123
Brake assistant
123
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
123
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
124
xDrive
124
Dynamic Damping Control
125
Variable sport steering
125
Driving Dynamics Control
125
Drive-off assistant
127
Servotronic
127
Driving comfort
128
Vehicle features and options
128
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC
128
Cruise control
134
PDC Park Distance Control
136
Surround View
139
Rearview camera
139
Side View
141
Top View
142
Parking assistant
144
Climate control
149
Vehicle features and options
149
Automatic climate control
149
Automatic climate control with enhanced features
151
Ventilation
154
Parked-car ventilation
155
Interior equipment
156
Vehicle features and options
156
Universal Integrated Remote Control
156
Digital compass
158
Sun visor
160
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
160
Connecting electrical devices
160
USB interface for data transfer
161
Through-loading system
162
Storage compartments
164
Vehicle features and options
164
Hints
164
Storage compartments
164
Glove compartment
164
Front storage compartment
165
Compartments in the doors
165
Center armrest
165
Storage compartment in the rear
166
Cupholders
166
Clothes hooks
166
Things to remember when driving
170
Vehicle features and options
170
Breaking-in period
170
General driving notes
170
Loading
173
Vehicle features and options
173
Hints
173
Determining the load limit
173
Load
174
Stowing cargo
174
Securing cargo
174
Roof-mounted luggage rack
175
Saving fuel
176
Vehicle features and options
176
General information
176
Remove unnecessary cargo
176
Remove attached parts following use
176
Close the windows and glass sunroof
176
Tires
176
Drive away immediately
176
Look well ahead when driving
176
Avoid high engine speeds
177
Use coasting
177
Switch off the engine during longer stops
177
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
177
Have maintenance carried out
177
Refueling
186
Vehicle features and options
186
Hints
186
Fuel lid
186
Observe the following when refueling
187
Fuel
188
Vehicle features and options
188
Fuel recommendation
188
BMW Advanced Diesel
189
Wheels and tires
193
Vehicle features and options
193
Tire inflation pressure
193
Tire identification marks
199
Tire tread
201
Tire damage
201
Changing wheels and tires
201
Run-flat tires
203
Mobility System
203
Snow chains
206
Engine compartment
208
Vehicle features and options
208
Important features in the engine compartment
208
Hood
209
Engine oil
210
Vehicle features and options
210
General information
210
Electronic oil measurement
210
Adding engine oil
211
Engine oil types to add
212
Engine oil change:
212
Coolant
213
Vehicle features and options
213
Hints
213
Coolant level
213
Disposal
213
Maintenance
214
Vehicle features and options
214
BMW maintenance system
214
Condition Based Service CBS
214
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
214
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
215
Replacing components
216
Vehicle features and options
216
Onboard vehicle tool kit
216
Wiper blade replacement
216
Lamp and bulb replacement
216
Changing wheels
224
Vehicle battery
224
Fuses
225
Breakdown assistance
227
Vehicle features and options
227
Hazard warning flashers
227
Intelligent Emergency Request
227
Warning triangle
228
First aid kit
228
Jump-starting
228
Tow-starting and towing
230
Care
233
Vehicle features and options
233
Car washes
233
Technical data
240
Vehicle features and options
240
Note
240
Dimensions
240
Weights
240
Capacities
245

FAQ about the 2016 BMW 3 Series Manual

What contains the 2016 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 2016 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your BMW 3 Series
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2016 BMW 3 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 3 Series owner manual for the 2016 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 3 Series year 2016 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2016 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 3 Series (2016) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2016 is available in English.

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