BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Map, Destination guidance


Opening the map

The map can be accessed directly with the button on the Controller.


General information

The map can be used via iDrive.

Basic entry explanation, refer to the Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

Map view


  1. With operation via touchscreen: change map view
  2. Status field
  3. Open destination input menu
  4. Route section with traffic obstruction
  5. Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
  6. Planned route
  7. Current location
  8. Function bar

Function bar

To change to the function bar, move the Controller to the right.

Terminate destination guidance.

Open destination input menu.

Route details.

Switch spoken instructions on and off.

Real Time Traffic Information RTTI.

Status of RTTI.

Select theme map.

Set up map.

Add intermediate destination.


Split screen.

Status field

The following information is displayed:

  • Symbol for active destination guidance.
  • Time and distance to destination.
  • If necessary, time delay due to traffic obstructions.

Traffic obstructions

When traffic bulletins are received, traffic obstructions can be displayed on the map.

Real Time Traffic Information RTTI.


     Destination guidance

    Starting destination guidance 1. Press the button on the Controller. 2. Select the type of destination entry. 3. Select the destination. 4. If necessary, start destination guidance. Information wi


    Concept During destination guidance, more detailed information about the current route can be displayed and the route can be adjusted. General information Depending on the equipment, different views o

     Route details

    Concept When destination guidance is activated, a list of route sections can be displayed. General information The following information is displayed: Display of destination guidance information, s


     Frequently Asked Questions

    Why can the current position not be displayed? The vehicle is located in an unrecognized region, is in a poor reception area, or the system is currently determining the position. Reception is usually best when you have an unobstructed view of the sky. Why does destination guidance not accept

     Additional functions

    General information Depending on the mobile phone and the installed apps, the following contents of the mobile phone are transmitted to the vehicle: Contacts. Short messages. Data transfer can take several minutes. Certain functions may need to be enabled by the mobile phone provider or service

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