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


     Operating strategy

    The following graphic shows the positions of the rotary valve as the coolant temperature increases: Switching diagram heat management module 0% - Rotary valve closed 100% - Rotary valve open Cold start Warm-up phase Operating temperature Transition from normal operation to maximum cooling req

     ConnectedDrive Services

    Functional requirements Subscription to the optional Convenience Plan. The date setting on the Control Display is current, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle. Cellular network reception must be available. ConnectedDrive Store Concept In vehicles with specific technical requirements, various s

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