BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: 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 function is selected in the function bar. The function bar for Assisted Driving is displayed at the bottom of the instrument cluster.

  • Cruise control with distance control.
  • Depending on the equipment version, cruise control with distance control and steering and traffic jam assistant.
  • Depending on the equipment version, cruise control with distance control and steering and traffic jam assistant.

The selected function is shown in green.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Switching on

With steering and traffic jam assistant:

1. Press the button on the steering wheel.

2. If necessary, set the cruise control.

Without steering and traffic jam assistant:

Press the button on the steering wheel.

The indicator lights in the instrument cluster light up and the marking on the speedometer is set to the current speed.

Cruise control is active. The current speed is maintained and stored as desired speed.

DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if necessary.

Switching off

To switch off the system while standing, step on brake pedal at the same time.

Press the button on the steering wheel:

Without steering and traffic jam assistant.

With steering and traffic jam assistant.

The displays go out. The stored desired speed is deleted.

Interrupting manually

When active, press the following button on the steering wheel:

Without steering and traffic jam assistant.

With steering and traffic jam assistant.

If interrupting the system while stationary, press on the brake pedal at the same time.

Interrupting automatically

The system is automatically interrupted in the following situations:

  • When the driver applies the brakes.
  • When selector lever position D is disengaged.
  • Dynamic Traction Control DTC is activated or DSC Dynamic Stability Control is deactivated.
  • If DSC Dynamic Stability Control intervenes.
  • If the safety belt is unbuckled and the driver's door is opened while the vehicle is standing still.
  • If the system has not detected objects for an extended period, for instance on a road with very little traffic without curb or shoulder markings.
  • If the detection range of the radar is impaired, for instance by dirt or heavy fog.
  • After a longer stationary period when the vehicle has been braked to a stop by the system.

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