BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Standby state

Concept

When standby state is switched on, most functions can be used while the vehicle is stationary.

Desired settings can be adjusted.

General information

The vehicle is in the standby state after the front doors are opened from the outside.

Display in the instrument cluster

OFF is displayed in the instrument cluster. The drivetrain is switched off and standby state switched on.

Drive-ready state

Concept

Switching on drive-ready state corresponds to starting the engine.

General information

Some functions, such as DSC Dynamic Stability Control, can only be used with drive-ready state switched on.

Safety information

DANGER If the exhaust pipe is blocked or ventilation is insufficient, harmful exhaust gases can enter into the vehicle. The exhaust gases contain pollutants which are colorless and odorless. In enclosed areas, exhaust gases can also accumulate outside of the vehicle. There is danger to life. Keep the exhaust pipe free and ensure sufficient ventilation.

Warning An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll away. There is a risk of accident.

Before exiting, secure the vehicle against rolling.

In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured against rolling away, follow the following:

  • Set the parking brake.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, also secure the vehicle, for instance with a wheel chock.

NOTICE In the case of repeated starting attempts or repeated starting in quick succession, the fuel is not burned or is inadequately burned. The catalytic converter can overheat. There is a risk of damage to property. Avoid repeated starting in quick succession.

Switching on drive-ready state

Concept

Drive-ready state is switched on via the Start/Stop button:

Steptronic transmission

1. Depress the brake pedal.

2. Press the Start/Stop button.

The ignition is activated automatically for a brief time and is stopped as soon as the engine starts.

Most of the indicator/warning lights in the instrument cluster light up for a varied length of time.

Gasoline engine

Depending on the motorization, the full drive power may not be available for approximately 30 seconds after starting the engine. In this case, the vehicle will not accelerate as usual.

Display in the instrument cluster

When drive-ready state is switched on, the tachometer shows the current engine speed.

Switching off drive-ready state

Steptronic transmission

1. Engage selector lever position P with the vehicle stopped.

2. Press the Start/Stop button.

The engine is switched off. The vehicle switches into standby state.

3. Set the parking brake.

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