BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Comfort Access


The vehicle can be accessed without operating the vehicle key.

Carrying the vehicle key with you, e.g., in your pants pocket, is sufficient.

The vehicle automatically detects the vehicle key when it is in close proximity or in the car's interior.

General information

Comfort Access supports the following functions:

  • Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the door handle.
  • Convenient closing.
  • Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle.
  • Steptronic transmission: unlocking and locking the vehicle using the BMW Digital Key.
  • Opening trunk lid.
  • Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation.

Functional requirements

  • To lock the vehicle, the vehicle key must be outside of the vehicle near the doors.
  • The next unlocking and locking cycle is not possible until after approx. 2 seconds.



General information The behavior of the vehicle during unlocking via the Comfort Access depends on the following settings: If the unlocking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a soun

 Opening the trunk lid

General information If you open the trunk lid via Comfort Access, locked doors will not be unlocked. To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area. S

 Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle

Concept The vehicle will be unlocked when the driver approaches the locked vehicle with the vehicle key. When the driver walks away from the unlocked vehicle with the vehicle key, the vehicle will be


 Buttons for the central locking system

General information In the event of a severe accident, the vehicle is automatically unlocked. The hazard warning system and interior lights come on. Overview Buttons for the central locking system. Locking Press the button with the front doors closed. The fuel filler flap remains unlocked. The

 Evasion assistance

Concept The system supports the driver in making evasive maneuvers in certain situations, such as when obstacles or persons suddenly appear. General information The system issues a warning and intervenes to support the driver if a lateral evasive maneuver is possible. Sensors monitor and detect the

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