BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Points of interest

General information

Points of Interest are destinations that can be helpful while driving. Points of Interest such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations, or charging stations, can be added as destinations. Even when the navigation data is current, information regarding particular Points of Interest may have changed. E.g., certain gas stations may not be operating.

Depending on the equipment, you can search for points of interest online or in the stored navigation data in the vehicle.

Online destinations/Information

General information

Depending on the country version, the results of a Point of Interest search are displayed with real-time data, e.g., fuel prices or availability data for charging stations or parking garages.


1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. Move the Controller to the right.

3. "Settings".

4. "Configure services".

5. "Online search results".

Find Points of Interest

Calling up Points of Interest

1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. "Points of interest".

3. Select the desired setting:

  • "Category search": search for Points of Interest in the navigation data stored in the vehicle.
  • Search via preferred Points of Interest categories.

Category search

1. "Category search".

2. "Search location": select search location.

3. Select the desired Points of Interest category or search for all Points of Interest categories.

Points of Interest at the current location are searched for.

When destination guidance is activated, the Points of Interest along the route are searched.

4. A list of the Points of Interest is displayed.

The Points of Interest are sorted by distance.

For vehicles with charging socket: charging station display.

5. "Filter": adjust the search criteria if needed:

  • "Sort search results by:": change sorting.

    Depending on the equipment specification, gas stations can be sorted by fuel price.

  • "Search location": change search location.
  • If necessary, select category details.
  • "Keyword": narrow down the list via a keyword search.

6. "Show results".

7. Select a Points of Interest.

Details are displayed.

8. If necessary, "Start guidance".

Preferred Points of Interest categories

The Points of Interest categories that have been search for the most are displayed.

Select a preferred Points of Interest category to search for Points of Interest in the desired category at you current location.

When destination guidance is activated, preferred point of interest categories are located along the route.


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