BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

BMW 3 Series G20 (2018-2023) Owners Manual / Set-up and use / Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

Manually adjustable seats

Set-up and use

  1. Forward/backward
  2. Thigh support
  3. Seat tilt
  4. Backrest width
  5. Lumbar support
  6. Height
  7. Backrest tilt

Electrically adjustable seats

Set-up and use

  1. Backrest width
  2. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt
  3. Backrest tilt
  4. Lumbar support

Adjusting the head restraint


Set-up and use

  • To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and push the head restraint down.
  • To raise: push the head restraint up.

After setting the height, make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

For equipment specification with M sport seat: The height of the head restraints cannot be adjusted.

Distance to the back of the head

Set-up and use

  • Back: press the button and push the head restraint toward the rear.
  • Forward: pull the head restraint toward the front.

Adjusting the exterior mirrors

Set-up and use

  1. Adjusting
  2. Selecting a mirror, Automatic Curb Monitor
  3. Folding in and out

Adjusting the steering wheel

Manual steering wheel adjustment

Set-up and use

1. Fold the lever down.

2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred height and angle to suit your seating position.

3. Fold the lever back up.

Memory function


The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function:

  • Seat position.
  • Exterior mirror position.
  • Height of the Head-up Display.


1. Set the desired position.

2. Press button on the door. The writing on the button lights up.

3. Press the desired button 1 or 2 at the door while the writing is lit. A signal sounds.

Calling up settings

Press the desired button 1 or 2.




    Changing the entertainment source Sound output on/off, volume Programmable memory buttons Changing the station/track Waveband/satellite radio Navigation destination entry Entering a destinatio

     Using the phone

    Accepting a call Depending on the equipment, incoming calls can be answered in several ways. Via iDrive: "Accept" Press the button on the steering wheel. Via the selection list in the instrum


     Warning function

    If you leave the lane If you leave the lane and if a lane marking has been detected, the steering wheel vibrates in accordance with the steering wheel vibration setting. If the turn signal is switched on before a lane change, a warning is not issued. Steering intervention Depending on the equipment

     External temperature

    General information If the indicator drops to +37 ℉/+3 ℃ or lower, a signal sounds. A Check Control message is displayed. There is an increased risk of ice on roads. Safety information Warning Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃ there can be a risk of icy roads, for instance on bridges

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