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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in instrument cluster User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in the instrument cluster User Manual

Displays in the instrument cluster

General information
Instrument cluster with enhanced features:

The display in the instrument cluster indicates that the Auto Start/Stop function is ready for an automatic engine start.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in the instrument cluster User Manual 01

Instrument cluster without enhanced features:BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in the instrument cluster User Manual 02

The display in the instrument cluster indicates that the Auto Start/Stop function is ready for an automatic engine start.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in the instrument cluster User Manual 03 The display indicates that the conditions for an automatic engine stop have not been met.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Displays in the instrument cluster User Manual 04

Total time with switched-off engine

ECO PRO driving mode: depending on the vehicle equipment, the total time that the engine has been switched off using the Auto Start/Stop function is displayed.

on an automatic engine stop.
The total time can be reset via the trip data.

Additional information:
ECO PRO, refer to page 308.

Functional limitations
The engine is not switched off automatically in the following situations:

  1. In case of a steep downhill grade.
  2. The brake not engaged strongly enough.
  3. The outside temperature is high and automatic climate control is running.
  4. The car’s interior has not yet been heated or cooled to the required level.
  5. Where there is a risk of window condensation when the automatic climate control is switched on.
  6. Engine or other parts not at operating temperature.
  7. Engine cooling is required.
  8. The wheels are at a sharp angle or the steering wheel is being turned.
  9. The vehicle battery is heavily discharged.
  10. At higher elevations.
  11. Hood is unlocked.
  12. The Automatic Parking Assistant is activated.
  13. Stop-and-go traffic.
  14. Steptronic transmission: selector lever position in N or R.
  15. After driving in reverse.
  16. Use of fuel with high ethanol content.

Starting the engine

Functional requirements

Steptronic transmission
The engine starts automatically under the following preconditions:

  • By releasing the brake pedal.
  • When Automatic Hold is activated: step on the accelerator pedal.

Driving off
After the engine starts, accelerate as usual.

Safety mode
After the engine switches off automatically, it will not start again automatically if any one of the following conditions are met:

  • The driver’s safety belt is unbuckled and the driver’s door is open.
  • The hood was unlocked.

Some indicator lights light up for a varied length of time.
The engine can only be started via the Start/Stop button.

System limits
Even if driving off was not intended, the deactivated engine starts up automatically in the following situations:

  1. In case of excessive warming of the interior when air conditioning is turned on.
  2. In case of excessive cooling of the interior when the heating is turned on.
  3. In case of a risk of window condensation when the automatic climate control is turned on.
  4. In case of a steering operation.
  5. Steptronic transmission:
    When changing from gear lever position D to N or R.
  6. Steptronic transmission:
    When changing from gear lever position P to N, D, or R.
  7. In case of seriously discharged vehicle battery.
  8. When starting an oil level measurement.

Without Mild-Hybrid technology: additional functions Auto Start/Stop
Depending on the vehicle equipment and country-specific version, the vehicle features a variety of sensors for assessing the traffic situation. The Auto Start/Stop function uses this information to adapt to various traffic situations in a proactive manner.

For instance, this applies to the following situations:

  • When a situation is detected in which the stopping time is expected to be very short, the engine is not switched off automatically. A message appears on the Control Display, depending on the situation.
  • When a situation is detected in which the vehicle needs to drive off immediately, the engine is started automatically.

The function may be restricted if the navigation data is invalid, outdated or not available, for example.

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Reference Links

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

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