BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Emergency wheel

Concept

In the event of a flat tire, the emergency wheel can be used in place of the wheel with the defective tire. The emergency wheel is only intended for temporary use until the defective tire/wheel has been replaced.

General information

Mount one emergency wheel only.

Also check the tire inflation pressure of the emergency wheel in the cargo area regularly, and correct it as needed.

Safety information

Warning The emergency wheel has particular dimensions.

When driving with an emergency wheel, changed driving properties may occur, for instance reduced lane stability when braking, longer braking distance, and changed self-steering properties in the limit area. There is a risk of accident.

Drive moderately and do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.

Overview

Wheels and tires

The emergency wheel and the wheel change tools are located in the cargo area under the cargo floor panel.

Removing the emergency wheel

1. Pull the luggage compartment floor up.

2. Slacken the luggage strap at the clasp, arrow 1, but do not release completely.

Wheels and tires

3. Remove the tool holder from the emergency wheel.

4. Remove the emergency wheel from the storage well, arrow 2.

Inserting the emergency wheel

1. Pull the luggage compartment floor up.

2. Place the emergency wheel in the storage well.

3. Tie the ratchet strap. Make sure that it is correctly and firmly seated.

4. Push the cargo floor panel downward.

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