BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System

To achieve an optimum listening experience inside the vehicle, depending on the type of music, you can choose between different sound profiles.

The surround sound can be adjusted with the "3D intensity" or "Surround intensity" function.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Bowers & Wilkins sound".

5. "Sound profiles".

6. Select the desired setting.

Volume equalization

An automatic increase of the volume can be set to compensate for the increasing driving noises at higher speeds.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings"

4. "Sound settings" or "Bowers & Wilkins sound".

5. "Volume settings".

6. Select the desired setting:

  • "Navigation": ratio of spoken instructions volume to entertainment volume.
  • "Speed volume": adjustment of the speed-dependent volume control.

    With Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System: the volume is automatically adjusted according to the driving noise that is heard in the car's interior.

  • "PDC": ratio of the volume of the signal tone of PDC Park Distance Control to the entertainment volume.

    The basic setting ensures that the signal tones are audible at any volume.

  • "Gong": ratio of the volume of the signal tone, for instance for safety belt reminder, to the entertainment volume.

    The basic setting ensures that the signal tones are audible at any volume.

  • "Microphone": sensitivity of the microphone during a phone call.

    The setting is adjusted while calling and is stored for the mobile phone used.

  • "Speakers": volume of the loudspeakers during a phone call.

    Audio recording playback is stopped during muting.

    The setting is adjusted while calling and is stored for the mobile phone used.

7. To adjust: turn the Controller.

8. To store: press the Controller.

Reset the tone settings

The tone settings are reset to the factory settings.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. "Sound settings".

5. "Reset".

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