BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Fuel cap User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Fuel cap User Manual

Fuel cap

Opening

  1.  To open the fuel filler flap, press on the rear edge, arrow. The fuel filler flap opens.
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  2.  Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
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  3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to the fuel filler flap.
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Closing

Warning
The retaining strap of the fuel cap can be jam‐med and crushed during closing. The cap can‐not be correctly closed. Fuel or fuel vapors can escape. There is a risk of injury or risk of dam‐age to property. Pay attention that the retaining strap is not jammed or crushed when closing the cap.

  1. Fit the fuel cap and turn it clockwise until you clearly hear a click.
  2.  Press on the fuel filler flap until it engages.

Emergency unlocking
It may be necessary in certain situations to un‐lock the fuel filler flap manually, for instance with an electrical fault.

Wheels and tires

Vehicle features and options

This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Tire pressure

General information
The tire characteristics and tire pressure influence the following:

  1. The service life of the tires.
  2. Driving safety.
  3. Driving comfort.
  4. Fuel consumption.

Safety information

Warning
A tire with too little or no tire inflation pressure may heat up significantly and sustain damage. This will have a negative impact on aspects of handling, such as steering and braking response. There is a risk of accident. Regularly check the tire inflation pressure, and correct it as needed, for instance twice a month and be‐fore a long trip.

Tire pressure specifications

In the tire inflation pressure table, refer to page 316, contains all tire inflation pressure specifications for the specified tire sizes at the ambient temperature. The tire inflation pressure values apply to tire sizes approved by the manufacturer of the vehicle for the vehicle type. To identify the correct tire inflation pressure, please note the following:

  • Tire sizes of your vehicle.
  • Maximum speed for driving.

On the Control Display

The current tire inflation pressure values and the intended tire inflation pressure values for the mounted tires can be displayed on the Control Display. To ensure that they are displayed correctly, the tire sizes must be stored in the system and must have been set for the mounted tires. The current tire inflation pressure value is located on each tire. The reference tire inflation pressure value is located in the lower area of the Control Display.

Checking the tire pressure

General information
Tires heat up while driving. The tire pressure increases with the tire temperature. Tires have a natural, consistent tire pressure loss. The displays of inflation devices may under-read by up to 0.1 bar/2 psi.

Checking using tire inflation pressure specifications in the tire inflation pressure table

  1. Determine the intended tire inflation pressure levels for the mounted tires.
  2. Check the tire inflation pressure in all four tires, using a pressure gage, for example.
  3. Correct the tire inflation pressure if the actual tire inflation pressure deviates from the in‐tended tire inflation pressure.
  4. Check whether all valve caps are screwed onto the tire valves.

The tire inflation pressure specifications in the tire inflation pressure table only relate to cold tires or tires at the same temperature as the ambient temperature. Only check the tire inflation pressure levels when the tires are cold, i.e.:

  1. A driving distance of max. 1.25 miles/2 km has not been exceeded.
  2. If the vehicle has not moved again for at least 2 hours after a trip.

Check the tire inflation pressure of the emergency wheel in the cargo area regularly, and correct it as needed.

Checking using the tire inflation pressure specifications on the Control Display

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”
  3. “Tire Pressure Monitor” Check whether the current tire inflation pressure levels deviate from the intended tire pressure value.
  4. Correct the tire inflation pressure if the actual tire inflation pressure deviates from the in‐tended tire inflation pressure.

After correcting the tire pressure

With run flat tires:

Reinitialize the Flat Tire Monitor.

With Tire Pressure Monitor:
The corrected tire inflation pressures are applied automatically. Make sure that the correct tire set‐tings have been made. With tires that cannot be found in the tire pressure values on the Control Display, reset the Tire Pressure Monitor TPM.

Tire inflation pressures up to 100 mph/160 km/h

For speeds of up to 100 mph/160 km/h and for optimum driving comfort, note the pressure values in the tire inflation pressure table and adjust as necessary.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Fuel cap User Manual 04

These pressure values can also be found on the tire pressure label on the driver’s door pillar. Do not exceed a speed of 100 mph/160 km/h.

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Tire inflation pressures at max speeds above 100 mph/160 km/h

Warning
In order to drive at maximum speeds in excess of 100 mph/160 km/h, please observe, and, if necessary, adjust tire pressures for speeds exceeding 100 mph/160 km/h from the relevant
table on the following pages. Otherwise, tire damage and accidents could occur.

For speeds over 100 mph/160 km/h and for optimum driving comfort, note the pressure values in the tire inflation pressure table and adjust as necessary.

Reference Links

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