BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: AM/FM station

General information

Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it may not be possible to receive AM stations.

Radio Data System RDS

RDS broadcasts additional information, such as the station name, in the FM waveband.

RDS is automatically active.

Selecting a station

1. "MEDIA".

2. "Radio".

3. "Available stations".

The last station listened to will be played and the station list displayed.

4. Select the desired station.

Changing the station

On the radio:

  • Press the left or right button.

Or depending on the equipment:

  • Press the left or right button.

The previous or next station from the list of stations is played.

Storing a station

General information

A symbol on the highlighted channel indicates whether the channel has already been stored.

Station is not stored.

Station will be stored.

Station is stored.

Storing a station

1. "MEDIA".

2. "Radio".

3. "Available stations".

4. Select the desired station.

5. Move the Controller to the right.

6. "Add to presets".

Selecting a station manually

Station selection via the frequency.

1. "MEDIA".

2. "Radio".

3. "FM radio" or "AM radio".

4. Move the Controller to the right.

5. "Manual search".

6. To select the frequency: turn the Controller.

7. To store the frequency: press the Controller.


     HD Radio reception

    Concept Many radio stations broadcast both analog and digital signals. General information When setting a station with a digital signal, it may take a few seconds before the station plays in digital q

     Satellite radio

    General information Before a channel can be played, you must subscribe to it via telephone. Several channels can be combined into specified packages. Managing a subscription General information In ord


    General information The channel you are currently listening to is stored in a buffer for up to an hour. Prerequisite: the signal must be available. The stored audio track can be played with a delay



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     Displays and operation

    The function does not have any separate display or operating elements. The function is only available in the HYBRID ECO PRO driving mode. The function cannot be deactivated. Recuperation is displayed as usual in the instrument cluster below the drive-ready state indicator (CHARGE area).

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