BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual
Manual Idle State
To establish an idle state in the vehicle after the completion of the trip:
When the standby state is switched on, most functions can be used while the vehicle is stationary. Desired settings can be adjusted.
The vehicle is in the standby state after the front doors are opened from the outside.
Display in the instrument cluster
OFF is displayed in the instrument cluster. The drivetrain is switched off and the standby state is switched on.
Turning on the drive-ready state corresponds to starting the engine.
Some functions, such as DSC Dynamic Stability Control, can only be used with the drive-ready state switched on.
If the exhaust pipe is blocked or ventilation is insufficient, harmful exhaust gases can enter into the vehicle. The exhaust gases contain pollutants which are colorless and odorless. In enclosed areas, exhaust gases can also accumulate outside of the vehicle. There is danger to life. Keep the exhaust pipe free and ensure sufficient ventilation.
An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll away. There is a risk of accident. Before exiting, secure the vehicle against rolling. In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured against rolling away, follow the following:
- Set the parking brake.
- On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
- On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, also secure the vehicle, for instance with a wheel chock.
Repeated attempts to start the vehicle or repeated starting of the vehicle in rapid succession can cause the starter to overheat. This also results in unburned or inadequately burned fuel, and can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Avoid repeated starting of the vehicle, particularly repeated starting in rapid succession.
Turning on drive readiness
The drive-ready state is switched on via the Start/Stop button.
- Depress the brake pedal.
- Press the Start/Stop button.
The ignition is activated automatically for a brief time and is stopped as soon as the engine starts.
Most of the indicator/warning lights in the instrument cluster light up for a varied length of time.
Depending on the motorization, the full drive power may not be available for approximately 30 seconds after starting the engine. In this case, the vehicle will not accelerate as usual.
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country specific and optional features offered with 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 ob‐served.
drive is the operating concept of the infotainment system and includes a large number of functions.
These functions can be operated as follows:
- Via the Controller.
- Via the touchscreen.
- Via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
- Depending on the equipment: with the gesture control.
Operating integrated information systems and communication devices while driving can distract from traffic. It is possible to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of accident. Only use the systems or devices when the traffic situation allows. As warranted, stop and use the systems and devices while the vehicle is stationary.
Input and display
The main menu is divided into two areas. The left area contains menu items that can be used to call up all the iDrive functions. The right area contains widgets that provide quick access to certain functions.
All functions of the entertainment system, e.g., radio stations or connection with external devices.
Phone and message functions, e-mail and calendar, and also the connection and management of mobile devices, such as smartphones.
Access to the navigation system, destination input and traffic bulletins. Configurable map views and other functions, such as points of interest and areas to be avoided.
Information about vehicle status and trips. Access to the Integrated Owner’s Manual and also administration of driver profiles and range of adjustments for vehicle and iDrive.
Management of apps, access to apps and vehicle functions. Additional apps and vehicle functions can be purchased from the BMW Store.
Widgets provide quick access to frequently used functions. The configured widgets display dynamic contents such as the navigation map, and serve as interfaces at the same time.
Letters and numbers
Letters and numbers can be selected when making the destination input, for example. Letters and numbers can be entered using the Controller, the touchpad, touchscreen or voice control. The keyboard’s display changes automatically.
When entering names and addresses, the choice is narrowed down with every letter and number and added automatically as needed. Entries are continuously compared with data stored in the vehicle.
- Only those letters and numbers are offered during entry for which data is available.
- Destination search: place names can be entered in all languages that are available in iDrive.
Activating or deactivating the functions
Several menu items are preceded by a check‐box. The checkbox indicates whether the function is activated or deactivated. Selecting the menu item activates or deactivates the function.
Function is activated.
Function is deactivated.
The status field can be found in the upper area of the Control Display. Status information is displayed in the form of symbols.
Programmable memory buttons
The iDrive functions can be stored on the programmable memory buttons and called up directly, for instance radio stations, navigation destinations, phone numbers and menu entries.
Programmable memory buttons.
Storing a function
A function can be stored on a programmable memory button. A button with a stored function can be overwritten with another function.
- Select function via iDrive, for instance, radio station.
- Press and hold the desired button until the displayed bar on the Control Display has loaded completely.
- Press the button.
The function will work immediately. This means, for instance, that the number is dialed when a phone number is selected.
Displaying the key assignment
Touch buttons with finger. Do not wear gloves or use objects. The assignment of the buttons is displayed in the upper area of the Control Display.
Deleting all button assignments
All button assignments can be deleted.
- Press and hold buttons 1 and 8 at the same time.
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