BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sport Program M/S User Manual

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sport Program M and S User Manual

Sport Program M/S

Principle
The shifting points and shifting times in the Sport program are designed for sportier handling. The transmission, for instance shifts up later and the shifting times are shorter.

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Sport program M/S
Principle
The shifting points and shifting times in the Sport program are designed for sportier handling. The transmission, for instance shifts up later and the shifting times are shorter.

Activating the Sport program

Activating manual mode

  1. Press the selector lever to the left from selector lever position D, arrow 1.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sport Program M and S User Manual 05
  2. Press the selector lever forward or pull it backward, arrows 2.

Manual mode becomes active and the gear is changed.
The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument cluster, for instance M1.

Shifting

  • To shift down: press the selector lever for‐ward.
  • To shift up: pull the selector lever rearwards.

The transmission continues shifting automatically in certain situations, for instance when RPM limits are reached.

Steptronic Sport transmission: prevent automatic upshifting in M/S manual mode
Depending on the motorization: if driving mode SPORT is selected, the Steptronic Sport trans‐mission does not automatically upshift in M/ S manual mode once the maximum speed is reached.
In addition, there is no downshifting for kick‐down.

Additional information:
SPORT, refer to page 134.

Ending the manual mode

Press the selector lever to the right.

D is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Shift paddles

Principle
The shift paddles on the steering wheel allow you to shift gears quickly while keeping both hands on the steering wheel.

General information

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The vehicle only shifts at suitable RPM and road speeds.

Short-term manual mode

In selector lever position D, actuating a shift paddle switches into manual mode temporarily.
After conservative driving in manual mode with‐out acceleration or shifting via the shift paddles for a certain amount of time, the transmission switches back to automatic mode.

It is possible to switch to automatic mode:

  • Keep the right shift paddle pulled until D is displayed in the instrument cluster.
  • In addition to the pulled right shift paddle, pull the left shift paddle.

Continuous manual mode
In selector lever position S, actuating a shift paddle switches into manual mode permanently.
With the transmission version, it is possible to switch to automatic mode:

  • Keep the right shift paddle pulled until S is displayed in the instrument cluster.
  • In addition to the pulled right shift paddle, pull the left shift paddle.

Steptronic Sport transmission
With the appropriate transmission version, the lowest possible gear can be selected by simultaneously activating kick down and operating the left shift paddles. This is not possible in short-term manual mode.

Shifting

  • Shifting up: pull the right shift paddle.
  • Shifting down: pull left shift paddle.
  • Downshifting to the lowest possible gear: keep the left shift paddle pulled.

The selected gear is briefly displayed in the instrument cluster, followed by the current gear.

Displays in the instrument cluster

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Sport Program M and S User Manual 3The selector lever position is dis‐played, for example P.

Electronic unlocking of the transmission lock

General information
Electronically unlock the transmission lock to maneuver the vehicle from a hazardous area.
Before unlocking the transmission lock, set the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling away.
In vehicles with Mild-Hybrid technology and corresponding vehicle battery, the action steps for unlocking the transmission vary.

Additional information:
For vehicle battery, refer to page 360.

Without Mild-Hybrid technology: engage selector lever position N
Unlocking is possible if the starter can crank the engine.

  1. Press and hold down the brake pedal.
  2. Press the Start/Stop button. The starter must audibly start. Hold the Start/Stop button pressed.
  3. With your free hand, press the button on the selector lever, arrow 1, and press the selector lever into selector lever position N and hold, arrow N, until selector lever position N is displayed in the instrument cluster.
    A Check Control message is displayed.
  4. Release Start/Stop button and selector lever.
  5. Release the brake, as soon as the starter stops.
  6. Maneuver the vehicle from the hazardous area and secure it against rolling away.

Additional information:
Tow-starting/towing, refer to page 368.

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