BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Overview

Button in the vehicle


Intelligent Safety



The camera is installed near the interior mirror.

Keep the windshield in front of the interior mirror clean and clear.

Radar sensors

The radar sensors are located in the front bumper.


Front side bumper.


Front center bumper.

Keep the radar sensors clean and unobstructed.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

The system is automatically active after every driving off.

Switching on/off manually

Press the button.

The menu for the Intelligent Safety system is displayed.

If all Intelligent Safety systems were switched off, all systems are now switched on.

"Configure INDIVIDUAL": depending on the equipment version, the Intelligent Safety systems can be individually configured. The individual settings are activated and stored for the driver profile currently used. As soon as a setting is changed on the menu, all settings of the menu are activated.

Press the button repeatedly.

The following settings are switched between: "ALL ON": all Intelligent Safety systems are switched on. Basic settings are activated for the subfunctions.

"INDIVIDUAL": the Intelligent Safety systems are switched on according to the individual settings.

Some Intelligent Safety systems cannot be individually switched off.

Press and hold this button.

All Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Button lights up green: all Intelligent Safety systems are switched on.

Button lights up orange: some Intelligent Safety systems are switched off or currently unavailable.

Button does not light up: all Intelligent Safety systems are switched off.

Setting the warning time

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Safety and warnings".

5. "Front collision mitigation".

6. Select the desired setting:

  • "Early"
  • "Medium"
  • "Late": only acute warnings are displayed.

The selected time is stored for the driver profile currently used.


     Warning with braking function

    Display A warning symbol appears in the instrument cluster and in the Head-up Display, where available, if a collision with a detected vehicle is imminent. Danger of collision with vehicle crossi

     Person warning with City braking function

     Concept, General information, Safety information

    Concept The system can help prevent accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. In the event of an accident, the system may reduce impact speed. The system sounds a warning in the city speed range


     Turn signal

    Turn signal in exterior mirror When driving and during operation of the turn signals or hazard warning system, do not fold in the exterior mirrors, so that the signal lights on the exterior mirror are easy to see. Using turn signals Press the lever past the resistance point. Triple turn signal acti

     Switching on/off and interrupting cruise control

    With steering and traffic jam assistant: Assisted Driving General information This button is used to switch the configured function on and off. The button can be used to set the primarily used function. Set function 1. When the system is active, press the button repeatedly until the desired funct

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