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 in the vehicle Park assistance button Panorama View Cameras Front camera Rearview camera One camera is located at the bottom of each exterior mirror housing. The image quality may be impaired by dirt on the camera lenses. If required, clean the camera lenses. Switching on/off Switchin

 In the vicinity of the steering wheel

Safety switch Power windows Exterior mirror operation Central locking system Unlocking Locking Seating comfort features Memory function Lights Front fog lights Light switch Lights off Daytime running lights Parking lights Automatic headlight control Adaptive light functions

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