BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Drive-ready state

Switching on drive-ready state

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Press the Start/Stop button.

Switching off drive-ready state

Steptronic transmission:

1. Engage selector lever position P with the vehicle stopped.

2. Press the Start/Stop button.

The engine is switched off.

3. Set the parking brake.

Auto Start/Stop function

The Auto Start/Stop function switches the engine off automatically while stationary to save fuel. The engine starts automatically under the following preconditions: Steptronic transmission:

  • By releasing the brake pedal.
  • When Automatic Hold is activated: step on the accelerator pedal.

Parking brake

Setting

Pull the switch.

The LED and indicator light light up.

Releasing

With drive-ready state switched on: Steptronic transmission: press the switch while the brake is pressed or selector lever position P is set.

The LED and indicator light go out.

The parking brake is released.

Parking

The parking brake is automatically set if the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold and the drive-ready state is switched off or the vehicle is exited.

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