BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Overview

Button in the vehicle

Safety

Intelligent Safety

Radar sensors

Safety

The radar sensors are located in the rear bumper.

Always keep the bumper in the area of the radar sensors clean and unobstructed.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

Blind spot collision warning is automatically activated after departure if the function was switched on at the end of the last trip.

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. "Blind spot collision warning".

6. Select the desired setting.

  • "Early"
  • "Medium"
  • "Late"
  • "Off": with this setting, no warning is output.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Setting the intensity of the steering wheel vibration

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Steering wheel feedback".

5. "Vibration intensity".

6. Select the desired setting.

The setting is applied to all Intelligent Safety systems and stored for the driver profile currently used.

Vehicles with side collision mitigation: switching steering intervention on/off

The steering intervention can be switched on and off separately for blind spot collision warning and lane departure warning.

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. "Safety and warnings".

5. "Blind spot collision warning".

6. "Steering intervention".

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

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