BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: General information

Video files and, depending on the vehicle equipment, video DVDs can be played. Sound is played back through the vehicle loudspeakers.

Settings are stored for the driver profile currently used.

The video image on the front Control Display is switched off when a country-dependent speed is exceeded.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following video sources are available.

Depending on the equipment: video DVD.

  USB storage device.

Screen Mirroring.

USB media

General information

Depending on the USB storage device, video playback may not be possible via the USB port.

Playable formats

MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, XVID, H.264.

Selecting the USB storage device

Connect the USB storage device to the USB interface using a suitable adapter cable.

For information about the USB interface, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

1. "MEDIA".

2. "USB".

Or: Select the name of the connected USB storage device.

Searching for videos

1. Move the Controller to the left.

2. "Media search".

3. "Videos".

A list of all available videos is displayed.

4. Select the track at which playback should begin.

Information on playback appears on the Control Display. The playback list corresponds to the list of films resulting from the search.


     Video DVD

    Country codes Only DVDs with the country code selected during vehicle ordering can be played. Refer to the information on the CD as well. 1  USA, Canada. 2  Japan, Europe, Middle East, South

     Settings for DVD

    For some DVDs, settings can only be made via the DVD menu, refer also to the information on the DVD. Selecting the camera angle The availability of a different camera angle depends on the DVD and the

     Rear entertainment


     Welcome lights

    General information Depending on the equipment, the exterior lighting of the vehicle can be set individually. Activating/deactivating Via iDrive: 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings". 3. "Exterior lighting". 4. Select the desired setting: "Welcome and goodbye" When unlocking the vehicle, individual light

     Load point increase

    Raising the load of the combustion engine at consistent engine speed is called load point increase. This results in an increase in performance and the option to operate the combustion engine in the optimal range. The arising resistance, which counteracts the combustion engine, must be compensate

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