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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual

Automatic climate control with enhanced features

Overview

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Some of the functions can also be used via voice, e.g., temperature.

Opening the Climate menu

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual 03Press the button.

 

The Climate menu is displayed.
For example, the following climate control functions can be accessed via the Climate menu:

  • Air quality.
    Heating/ventilation.
  • Pre-ventilation/heating
    Air conditioning.
  • Individual settings can be entered for some of the climate functions, e.g., switching on/off, intensity.
  • Switching climate control functions on/off

  • Turning on
    Press one of the following buttons:
  1. Temperature.
  2. Air conditioning.
  3. Maximum cooling.

AUTO program.
Air recirculation mode.
Upper side of the airflow, the manual button.
Air distribution, manual.
Defrosting the windshield

Turning off

Complete system:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual 05Press and hold the button until the integrated automatic climate control switches off.
Temperature
Principle
The automatic climate control cools or heats to the configured temperature and then keeps the temperature constant.

Setting the temperature
Using the button:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 01BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual 08Press the upper or lower button side to set the desired temperature.

 

Via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4. “Heating/ventilation”
  5. “Driver” or “Front passenger”
  6. “Temperature:”
  7. Set the desired temperature.
  8. “OK”

Do not rapidly switch between different temperature settings. Otherwise, the automatic climate control will not have sufficient time to adjust the set temperature.

The temperature of the ventilation

General information
The temperature of the ventilation in the upper body region can be adjusted.
The airflow of the ventilation in the upper body region heats or cools noticeably, depending on the adjusted temperature.
This does not change the set interior temperature for the driver and front passenger.

Adjust the temperature of the ventilation

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4. “Heating/ventilation”
  5. “Temperature adjustment”
  6. Set the desired temperature.

The temperature is individually adjusted, e.g. colder toward blue, warmer toward red.

Air conditioning

Principle
The air in the car’s interior will be cooled and de‐humidified and, depending on the temperature setting, warmed again.

Functional requirement
The car’s interior can only be cooled with the drive-ready state switched on.

Switch the climate control function on/off
Using the button:

Press the button.

Via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4. “Heating/ventilation”
  5. “A/C”

Depending on the weather, the windshield, and the side windows may fog up briefly when the drive-ready state is switched on.
Air conditioning is switched on automatically with the AUTO program.
When using the cooling mode, condensation will exit below the vehicle.

Maximum cooling

Principle
The system is set to the lowest temperature, maximum airflow and recirculated-air mode with the drive-ready state switched on.

Functional requirement
The function is available at an outside temperature above approx. 32 ℉/0 ℃ and with the drive-ready state switched on.
Switching maximum cooling on/off

Press the button.

The LED is illuminated when maximum cooling is switched on.
Air flows out of the air vents to the upper body region. The air vents need to be open for this.
The airflow can be adjusted with the program active.

AUTO program

Principle
The AUTO program cools, ventilates, or heats the car’s interior automatically.
The air distribution and the temperature are controlled automatically depending on the interior temperature and the desired temperature setting including the selected intensity of the airflow.

Switching the AUTO program on/off

Using the button:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual 03Press the button.

The LED of the button is illuminated
with the AUTO program switched on.

Via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4. “Heating/ventilation”
  5. “Driver”
  6. “Automatic”

Depending on the selected settings and outside influences, the air is directed to the windshield, side windows, upper body, and into floor area.
Point the side air vents toward the side windows.
The cooling function is switched on with the AUTO program.
At the same time, a condensation sensor controls the program so as to prevent window condensation as much as possible.
The AUTO program is switched off automatically when manual air distribution is set.

Controlling the intensity of the airflow
With the AUTO program switched on, the intensity can be adjusted. This changes the automatic control of the air mass.

Using the button:

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Automatic Climate Control with Enhanced Features User Manual 05Press the lower or upper side of the button: to decrease or increase intensity.

Via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Climate control”
  4. “Heating/ventilation”
  5. “Driver”
  6. “Level”
  7. Set the desired intensity.

The selected intensity is shown on the climate control display.

Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 User Manual

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