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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Releasing User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Releasing User Manual

Releasing

  1. Turn on drive readiness.
  2. 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual1Steptronic transmission: press the switch while the brake is pressed or selector lever position P is set.

The LED and indicator light turn off. The parking brake is released.

Automatic release

The parking brake is released automatically when you drive away.
The LED and indicator light turn off.

Steptronic transmission: Automatic Hold

Principle
Automatic Hold assists the driver by automatically setting and releasing the brake, such as when moving in stop-and-go traffic.

The vehicle is automatically held in place when it is stationary.
On uphill grades the system prevents the vehicle from rolling back when driving off.

General information
Under the following conditions, the parking brake is automatically engaged:

  • Drive-ready state is switched off.
  • The driver’s door is opened while the vehicle is stationary.
  • The moving vehicle is brought to a standstill using the parking brake.

Safety information

Warning
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.

Warning
Unattended children or animals in the vehicle can cause the vehicle to move and endanger themselves and traffic, for instance due to the following actions:

  1. Pressing the Start/Stop button.
  2. Releasing the parking brake.
  3. Opening and closing the doors or windows.
  4. Engaging selector lever position N.
  5. Using vehicle equipment.

There is a risk of accidents or injuries. Do not leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. Take the vehicle key with you when exiting and lock the vehicle.

NOTICE
If the vehicle is stationary, Automatic Hold engages the parking brake and prevents the vehicle from rolling in a car wash. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Deactivate Automatic Hold prior to entering the car wash.

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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual3Automatic Hold

Establishing operational readiness of Automatic Hold

  1. Turn on drive readiness.
  2. Press the button. The LED lights up.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual4The indicator light lights up green. Automatic Hold is functional.

After every vehicle restart, the last selected setting is active.

Automatic Hold holding the vehicle

Operational readiness is established and the driver’s door is closed.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual5After the brake is applied, the vehicle is kept from rolling as soon as the indicator light illuminates green.

Driving off
Press the accelerator pedal to drive off.
The brake is released automatically and the indicator light of the parking brake is no longer illuminated.

Activating the parking brake automatically

The parking brake is automatically set if the drive-ready state is switched off while the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold or if the vehicle is exited.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual6The indicator light changes from green to red.

The parking brake is not set automatically if the drive-ready state is switched off, while the vehicle is coasting to a halt. Automatic Hold is deactivated.

Switching operational readiness off

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual3Press the button. The LED goes out.

The indicator light goes out.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual4Automatic Hold is switched off.
If the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold, press additionally on the brake pedal, when switching off.

Malfunction
If the parking brake fails or in case of a fault, secure the vehicle against rolling before exiting.

A Check Control message is displayed. Secure the vehicle against rolling away, for instance with a wheel chock, after exiting the vehicle.

After a power interruption

To reestablish parking brake functionality after a power interruption:

  1. Turn on the standby state.
  2. 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual1Pull the switch while stepping on the brake pedal or selector lever position P is set and then push.

This process may take a few seconds. Some mechanical sounds associated with this process are normal.

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Releasing User Manual6The indicator light is no longer illuminated as soon as the parking brake is ready for operation again.

 

Reference Links

View Full User Guide: BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

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