BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Driving Dynamics Control

Concept

The Driving Dynamics Control influences the driving dynamics properties of the vehicle.

The vehicle can be adjusted depending on the situation using various driving modes.

General information

The following systems are affected, for instance:

  • Engine characteristics.
  • Steptronic transmission.
  • Adaptive M chassis.
  • Steering.
  • Display in the instrument cluster.
  • Cruise control.

Overview

Driving

Displays in the instrument cluster

The selected driving mode is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Driving modes

Buttons in the vehicle

Driving

When drive-ready state is switched on, the COMFORT driving mode is selected automatically.

Driving modes in detail

COMFORT

Concept

Balanced tuning between dynamic and efficient driving.

Switching on

Press the button repeatedly until COMFORT is displayed in the instrument cluster.

SPORT

Concept

Dynamic tuning for higher agility with an optimized chassis and suspension.

Switching on

Press the button repeatedly until SPORT is displayed in the instrument cluster.

SPORT INDIVIDUAL

Concept

Individual settings can be adjusted in the SPORT INDIVIDUAL driving mode.

Configuration

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driving mode".

4. "SPORT INDIVIDUAL".

5. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Reset SPORT INDIVIDUAL to the standard settings: "Reset to SPORT STANDARD".

SPORT PLUS

Concept

Dynamic tuning for maximum agility with an adjusted drive.

Switching on

Press the button repeatedly until SPORT PLUS is displayed in the instrument cluster.

ECO PRO

Concept

Efficient driving setting.

Switching on

Press the button repeatedly until ECO PRO is displayed in the instrument cluster.

ECO PRO INDIVIDUAL

Concept

Individual settings can be adjusted in the ECO PRO INDIVIDUAL driving mode.

Configuration

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driving mode".

4. "ECO PRO INDIVIDUAL".

5. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Reset ECO PRO INDIVIDUAL to the standard settings: "Reset to ECO PRO STANDARD".

ADAPTIVE

Concept

Comfort-oriented driving mode, whose tuning is automatically modified to the driving situation and driving style.

If the navigation system is active, upcoming road sections are considered.

Switching on

Press the button. ADAPTIVE is displayed in the instrument cluster.

INDIVIDUAL configuration

General information

The individual configuration of the driving mode is stored for the active driver profile. The last set configuration is activated directly when the driving mode is called up again.

Activating configuration of the driving mode

Press the button for the desired driving mode several times.

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