BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 User Manual

BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information User Manual

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Information

Using this Owner’s Manual

Orientation

The fastest way to find information on a particular topic is by using the index.
An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in the first chapter.

Validity of the Owner’s Manual

Production of the vehicle
At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner’s Manual is the most current resource. Due to updates after the editorial deadline, differences may exist between the printed Owner’s Manual and the Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle.
Notes on updates can be found in the appendix of the printed Owner’s Manual for the vehicle.

After a software update in the vehicle

After a vehicle software update, such as via Re‐mote Software Upgrade, the Integrated Owner’s Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest information.

Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Communication

The Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication can be obtained as a printed book from the service center.
The topics are also discussed in the Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle.

Additional sources of information

Service Center
A service center will be glad to answer questions at any time.

Internet
Vehicle information and general information on BMW, for instance, on technology, are available on the Internet: www.bmwusa.com.

Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle
The Integrated Owner’s Manual specifically describes features and functions found in the vehicle. The Integrated Owner’s Manual can be dis‐played on the Control Display.

BMW Driver’s Guide app
The BMW Driver’s Guide app specifically describes features and functions found in the vehicle. The app can be displayed on smartphones and tablets.

BMW Driver’s Guide Web
Driver’s Guide Web shows the most suitable information for the selected vehicle. If possible, only equipment and functions that are actually installed in the vehicle will be explained. Driver’s Guide Web can be displayed in any current browser.

Symbols and displays

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Action steps

Action steps to be carried out are presented as a numbered list. The steps must be carried out in the defined order.

  1. First action step.
  2. Second action step.

Enumerations

Enumerations without mandatory order or alternative possibilities are presented as a list with bullet points.

  1. First possibility.
  2. Second possibility.

Icons on vehicle components

This symbol on a vehicle component indicates that further information on the component is available in the Owner’s Manual.

Vehicle equipment and options

This Owner’s Manual describes all models and all standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series. Therefore, this Owner’s Manual also describes and illustrates features and functions that are not available in a vehicle, for example, because of the selected optional equipment or the country-specific version.
This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.
When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.
For any options and equipment not described in this Owner’s Manual, refer to the Supplementary Owner’s Manuals.
Your BMW service center is happy to answer any questions that you may have about the features and options applicable to your vehicle.

Status of the Owner’s Manual

Basic information

The manufacturer of your vehicle pursues a policy of constant development that is conceived to ensure that our vehicles continue to embody the highest quality and safety standards. In rare cases, therefore, the features described in this Owner’s Manual may differ from those in your vehicle.

Validity of the Owner’s Manual

Production of the vehicle
At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner’s Manual is the most current resource. Due to updates after the editorial deadline, differences may exist between the printed Owner’s Manual and the Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle. Notes on updates can be found in the appendix of the printed Owner’s Manual for the vehicle.

After a software update in the vehicle
After a vehicle software update, such as via Re‐mote Software Upgrade, the Integrated Owner’s Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest information.

For Your Own Safety

Intended use
Heed the following when using the vehicle:

  1. Owner’s Manual.
  2. Information on the vehicle. Do not remove stickers.
  3. Technical vehicle data.
  4. The traffic, speed, and safety laws where the vehicle is driven.
  5. Vehicle documents and statutory documents.

Warranty
Your vehicle is technically configured for the operating conditions and registration requirements applying in the country of first delivery, also known as homologation. If your vehicle is to be operated in a different country it might be necessary to adapt your vehicle to potentially differing operating conditions and registration requirements. Noncompliance with homologation requirements in a certain country may affect warranty coverage. Please consult the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet for further information on warranty matters.

BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Maintenance and Repairs User Manual

BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Maintenance and Repairs User Manual

Maintenance and repairs

Advanced technology, for instance the use of modern materials and high-performance electronics, requires suitable maintenance and repair work.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends that you entrust corresponding procedures to a BMW center. If you choose to use another service facility, BMW recommends use of a facility that performs work, e.g., maintenance and repair, according to BMW specifications with properly trained personnel, referred to in the Owner’s Manual as “another qualified service center or repair shop”.
If work is performed improperly, for instance maintenance and repair, there is a risk of subsequent damage and related safety risks.
Improperly performed work on the vehicle paint‐work can lead to a failure or fault of components, e.g., the radar sensors, and thereby result in a safety risk.

Parts and accessories

  1. BMW recommends the use of parts and accessory products approved by BMW.
  2. Approved parts and accessories, and advice on their use and installation are available from a BMW center.
  3. BMW parts and accessories have been tested by BMW for their safety and suitability in BMW vehicles.
  4. BMW warrants genuine BMW parts and accessories.
  5. BMW does not evaluate whether each individual product from another manufacturer can be used with BMW vehicles without presenting a safety hazard, even if a country-specific official approval was issued.
  6. BMW does not evaluate whether these products are suitable for BMW vehicles under all usage conditions.

California Proposition 65

Warning
For vehicles sold in California, the law requires vehicle manufacturers to provide the following warning: electronics require suitable maintenance and repair work.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends that you entrust corresponding procedures to a BMW center. If you choose to use another service facility, BMW recommends use of a facility that performs work, e.g., maintenance and repair, according to BMW specifications with properly trained personnel, referred to in the Owner’s Manual as “another qualified service center or repair shop”.
If work is performed improperly, for instance, maintenance and repair, there is a risk of subsequent damage and related safety risks.
Improperly performed work on the vehicle paint‐work can lead to a failure or fault of components, e.g., the radar sensors, and thereby result in a safety risk.

Warning
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of Automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash your hands after handling. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and water. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.

Warning
Operating, servicing, and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-highway motor vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area, and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.

Service and warranty

We recommend that you read this publication thoroughly.

Your vehicle is covered by the following warranties:

  1. New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  2. Rust Perforation Limited Warranty.
  3. Federal Emissions System Defect Warranty.
  4. Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
  5. California Emission Control System Limited Warranty.

Detailed information about these warranties is listed in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet.
Your vehicle has been specifically adapted and designed to meet the particular operating conditions and homologation requirements in your country and continental region in order to deliver the full driving pleasure while the vehicle is operated under those conditions. If you wish to operate your vehicle in another country or region, you may be required to adapt your vehicle to meet different prevailing operating conditions and homologation requirements. You should also be aware of any applicable warranty limitations or exclusions for such country or region. In such case, please contact Customer Relations for further information.

Maintenance
Maintain the vehicle regularly to sustain road safety, operational reliability, and the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Specifications for maintenance measures:

  • BMW Maintenance system.
  • Maintenance Booklet, available online and accessible via a QR code in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet.
  • Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models.

If the vehicle is not maintained or is improperly maintained, this could result in serious damage to the vehicle.
A failure to maintain your vehicle or improper maintenance may affect your warranty coverage. Please consult the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Booklet for further information on warranty matters.
Refer to the section on engine oil change regarding recommended service intervals for oil changes.

Data memory

General information

Electronic control devices are installed in the vehicle. Electronic control units process data they receive from vehicle sensors, self-generate, or exchange with each other. Some control units are necessary for the vehicle to function safely or provide assistance during driving, for instance, driver assistance systems. Furthermore, control units facilitate comfort or infotainment functions.
Information about stored or exchanged data can be requested from the manufacturer of the vehicle, in a separate booklet, for example.

Personal reference
Each vehicle is marked with a unique vehicle identification number. Depending on the country, the vehicle owner can be identified with the vehicle identification number, license plate and corresponding authorities. In addition, there are other options to track data collected in the vehicle to the driver or vehicle owner, for instance, via the Connected Drive account that is used.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating Data in Vehicle User Manual

    Operating data in the vehicle

    Control units process data to operate the vehicle.

    For example, this includes:
    Status messages for the vehicle and its individual components, e.g., wheel rotational speed, wheel speed, deceleration, lateral acceleration, engaged safety belt indicator.
    Ambient conditions, e.g., temperature, rain sensor signals.

    The processed data is only processed in the vehicle itself and is generally volatile. The data is not stored beyond the operating period.
    Electronic components, e.g. control units and vehicle keys, contain components for storing technical information. Information about the vehicle’s condition, component usage, maintenance recommendations, events, or faults can be stored temporarily or permanently.

    This information generally documents the state of a component, a module, a system, or the surrounding area, for instance:

    • Operating states of system components, for instance, fill levels, tire pressure, and battery status.
    • Malfunctions and faults in important system components, for instance, lights and brakes.
    • Responses by the vehicle to special driving situations such as airbag deployment or engagement of the driving stability control systems.
    • Information on vehicle-damaging events.

    The data is required to perform the control unit functions. Furthermore, it also serves to detect and correct malfunctions and helps the vehicle manufacturer to optimize vehicle functions.
    The majority of this data is stored temporarily and is only processed within the vehicle itself. In some circumstances, the vehicle may store some data for an additional but limited period of time.
    When servicing, for instance during repairs, service processes, warranty cases, and quality assurance measures, this technical information can be read out from the vehicle together with the vehicle identification number.

    A dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop can read out the information. The socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis required by law in the vehicle is used to read out the data.
    The data is collected, processed, and used by the relevant organizations in the service network. The data documents the technical conditions of the vehicle, which can be used to determine vehicle maintenance status, and facilitate quality improvement. Fault and event memories in the vehicle can be reset when a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop performs repair or servicing work.

    Data entry and data transmission into the vehicle

    General information

    Depending on the vehicle equipment, comfort and individual settings can be stored in the vehicle and modified or reset at any time.

    For example, this includes:
    Settings for the seat and steering wheel positions.
    Chassis and climate control settings.

    If necessary, data can be transferred to the entertainment and communication system of the vehicle, for instance via smartphone.

    This includes the following depending on the respective equipment:

    • Multimedia data such as music, films, or photos for playback in an integrated multimedia system.
    • Address book data for use in conjunction with an integrated hands-free system or an integrated navigation system.
    • Entered navigation destinations.
    • Data on the use of Internet services.

    This data can be stored locally in the vehicle or is found on a device that has been connected to the vehicle, e.g., a smartphone, USB stick or MP3 player. If this data is stored in the vehicle, it can be deleted at any time. This data is only transmitted to third parties upon personal request as part of the use of online services. The transmission depends on the selected settings for the use of the services.

    Incorporation of mobile devices

    Depending on the vehicle equipment, mobile devices connected to the vehicle, for instance, smartphones, can be controlled via the vehicle control elements. The sound and pictures from the mobile device can be played back and displayed through the multimedia system. Certain information is transferred to the mobile device at the same time. Depending on the type of incorporation, this includes, for instance, position data and other general vehicle information. This optimizes the way in which selected apps, for instance, navigation or music playback, work. There is no further interaction between the mobile device and the vehicle, such as active access to vehicle data. How the data will be processed further is determined by the provider of the particular app being used. The extent of the possible settings depends on the respective app and the operating system of the mobile device.

    General information

    If the vehicle has a wireless network connection, this enables data to be exchanged between the vehicle and other systems. The wireless network connection is realized via an in-vehicle transmitter and receiver unit or via personal mobile devices brought into the vehicle, for instance,, smartphones.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Services from Vehicle Manufacturer User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Services from Vehicle Manufacturer User Manual

    Services from Vehicle Manufacturer

    Where online services from the vehicle manufacturer are concerned, the corresponding functions are described in the appropriate place, for instance the Owner’s Manual or manufacturer’s website. The relevant legal information pertaining to data protection may also be found on the manufacturer’s website. Personal data may be used to perform online services. Data is ex‐changed over a secure connection, for instance with the IT systems of the vehicle manufacturer intended for this purpose.

    Any collection, processing, and use of personal data above and beyond that needed to provide the services must always be based on a legal permission, contractual arrangement or consent. It is also possible to activate or deactivate the data connection as a whole. That is, with the exception of functions and services required by law such as Assist systems.

    Services from other providers

    When using online services from other providers, these services are the responsibility of the relevant provider and subject to their data privacy conditions and terms of use. The vehicle manufacturer has no influence on the content ex‐changed during this process. Information on the way in which personal data is collected and used in relation to services from third parties, the scope of such data, and its purpose, can be obtained from the relevant service provider.

    Event Data Recorder EDR

    This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder EDR. The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crashes or near crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less.

    The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:

    1. How various systems in your vehicle were operating.
    2. Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were fastened.
    3. How far, if at all, the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal?
    4. How fast the vehicle was traveling.

    This data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
    EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a nontrivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data, for instance, name, gender, age, and crash location, are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.
    To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the in‐formation if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.

    Vehicle identification number

    General information

    Depending on the national-market version, the vehicle identification number is located in different positions in the vehicle. This chapter describes all possible positions for the series.

    Engine compartmentBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Services from Vehicle Manufacturer User Manual 01

    The engraved vehicle identification number can be found in the engine compartment, on the right-hand side of the vehicle.

    Right nameplateBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Services from Vehicle Manufacturer User Manual 02

    The vehicle identification number can be found on the nameplate, on the right-hand side of the vehicle.

    Left nameplateBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Services from Vehicle Manufacturer User Manual 03

    The vehicle identification number can be found on the nameplate, on the left-hand side of the vehicle.

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    The vehicle identification number can also be found behind the windshield.

    iDrive

    It is also possible to display the vehicle identification number via iDrive.

    Additional information:
    Displaying the vehicle identification number and software part number, refer to page 74.

    Reporting safety defects

    For US customers
    The following only applies to vehicles owned and operated in the US.
    If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA, in addition to notifying BMW of North America, LLC, P.O. Box 1227, Westwood, New Jersey 07675-1227, Telephone 1-800-831-1117.
    If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign.
    However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or BMW of North America, LLC.
    To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.

    For Canadian customers
    Canadian customers who wish to report a safety-related defect to Transport Canada, Defect Investigations and Recalls, may call the toll-free hotline 1-800-333-0510. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual

    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.

    General information

    Media at a glance
    You can use various media formats to call up the content in the Owner’s Manual. The following Owner’s Manual media formats are available:

    • Printed Owner’s Manual.
    • Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle.

    Validity of the Owner’s Manual

    Production of the vehicle
    At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner’s Manual is the most current resource. Due to updates after the editorial deadline, differ‐ences may exist between the printed Owner’s Manual and the Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle. Notes on updates can be found in the appendix of the printed Owner’s Manual for the vehicle.

    After a software update in the vehicle
    After a vehicle software update, such as via Remote Software Upgrade, the Integrated Owner’s Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest in‐formation.

    Printed Owner’s Manual

    Concept
    The printed Owner’s Manual describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered with the series.

    General information
    The Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication can be obtained as a printed book from the service center.

    Supplementary Owner’s Manuals
    Also follow the Supplementary Owner’s Manuals, which are included in addition to the onboard literature.

    Integrated Owner’s Manual in the vehicle

    Principle
    The Integrated Owner’s Manual specifically describes features and functions found in the vehicle.
    The Integrated Owner’s Manual can be displayed on the Control Display.

    Selecting the Owner’s Manual

    1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 01Press the button.
    2. “CAR”
    3. “Owner’s Manual”
    4. Select the desired method of accessing the contents.

    Scrolling through the Owner’s Manual

    Turn the Controller, until the next or previous contents are displayed.

    Context help

    General information
    The Integrated Owner’s Manual can be accessed from any menu. Depending on the selected function, either the associated description or the main menu of the Integrated Owner’s Manual will be displayed.

    Opening via iDrive
    Change directly to the Options menu from the function on the Control Display:

    1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 02Press the button.
    2. “Help”

    Opening when a Check Control message is displayed

    Directly from the Check Control message on the Control Display:
    “Owner’s Manual”

    Entering

    Opening and closing

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    1. Unlocking
    2. Locking
    3. Opening the trunk lid
    4. Panic mode, pathway lighting

    Unlocking the vehicle

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 04Press the button on the vehicle key.

     

    Depending on the settings, either only the driver’s door or all vehicle access points are unlocked.
    If only the driver’s door is unlocked, press the button on the vehicle key again to unlock the other vehicle access points.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 04Press and hold the button on the vehicle key after unlocking.

    The windows and the glass sunroof are opened, as long as the button on the vehicle key is pressed.

    Locking the vehicle

    1. Close the driver’s door.
    2. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 05Press the button on the vehicle key. All vehicle access points are locked.

    Buttons for the central locking system

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    Buttons for the central locking system.

    Locking

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 06Press the button with the front doors closed.

    The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.

    Unlocking

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 07Press the button.

    Panic mode

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 06You can trigger the alarm system if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

    Briefly press the button on the vehicle key three times in succession.

    To switch off the alarm: press any button.

    Comfort Access

    Principle
    The vehicle can be accessed without operating the vehicle key.
    Carrying the vehicle key with you, e.g., in your pants pocket, is sufficient.
    The vehicle automatically detects the vehicle key when it is in close proximity or in the car’s interior.

    Unlocking the vehicleBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual10

    Grasp the handle of a vehicle door completely.
    Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger for approx. 1 second without grasping the door handle.

    Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation

    Principle
    The trunk lid can be opened and closed with no-touch activation using the vehicle key you are carrying.
    Performing the foot movement

    Locking the vehicle

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual

    Locking the vehicleBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 05

    Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger for approx. 1 second without grasping the door handle.

    Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation

    Principle
    The trunk lid can be opened and closed with no-touch activation using the vehicle key you are carrying.

    Performing the foot movement

    1. Stand in the middle behind the vehicle at approx. one arm’s length away from the rear of the vehicle.
    2. Wave a foot under the vehicle in the driving direction and immediately pull it back. With this movement, the leg must pass through the ranges of both sensors.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01

    Trunk lid

    OpeningBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 03

     

    • Unlock the vehicle and then press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.
    • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

    Depending on the setting, the doors may also be unlocked.

    Closing

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid

    Convertible top

    OverviewBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01

    The windows are lowered, the convertible top is closed, and the windows are raised again while the switch is being pulled.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04Convertible top switch

    Opening

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04Push the switch and hold it.
    The windows roll down and the convertible top opens while the switch is being pushed.

     closing

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04

    Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.

    Displays, control elements

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    1. Light switch element
    2. Turn signal indicator, high beams
    3. Instrument cluster
    4. Wipers

    Indicator/warning lights

    The indicator/warning lights can light up in a variety of combinations and colors.
    Several of the lights are checked for proper functioning and light up temporarily when drive ready state is turned on.

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    1. Power windows
    2. Central locking system
    3. Seats, comfort features
    4. Exterior mirrors
    5. Opening/closing trunk lid

    Switch consoleBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 09

    1. Selector lever/gearshift lever
    2. Controller
    3. The parking brake, Automatic Hold
    4. Driving Dynamics Control
    5. Start/Stop button
    6. Assistance systems

    iDrive

    Principle
    iDrive is the operating concept of the infotainment system and includes a large number of functions.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01

    Voice control

    Activating the voice control system
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 08Press the button on the steering wheel.

    Say the command.

    Ending voice control
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 08Press the button on the steering wheel or ›Cancel‹.

    Set-up and use

    Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

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    1. Longitudinal direction
    2. Thigh support
    3. Seat tilt
    4. Backrest width
    5. Lumbar support
    6. Height
    7. Backrest tilt

    Electrically adjustable seatsBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual05

    1. Backrest width
    2. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt 3 Backrest tilt, head restraint
    3. Lumbar support

    Adjusting the head restraint

    Adjusting the height: manual head restraints
    Adjusting the height: electrical head restraintsBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual06

    Press switch up or down.

    Adjusting distanceBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual07

    • Back: press the button and push the head restraint toward the rear.
    • Forward: pull the head restraint toward the front.

    After setting the distance, make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

    Adjusting the distance: M Sport seat
    The distance to the back of the head is adjusted via the backrest tilt.

    Adjusting the exterior mirrorsBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual09

    1. Adjusting
    2. Selecting a mirror, Automatic Curb Monitor 3 Folding in and out

    Adjusting the steering wheel Manual steering wheel adjustment

    1. Fold the lever down.
    2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred height and angle to suit your seat position.
    3. Fold the lever back up.

    Memory function

    Principle
    The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function:

    1. Seat position.
    2. Exterior mirror position.
    3. Height of the Head-up Display.

    Storing

    1. Set the desired position.
    2. Press the button. The writing on the button lights up.
    3. Press the desired button 1 or 2 at the door while the writing is lit. A signal sounds.

    Calling up settings

    Press the desired button 1 or 2.

    Infotainment

    Radio

    Buttons and functions
    Depending on the country and equipment version, the radio has the following buttons.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 02

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual

    Entering the rear

    Fold the seat backrest forward

    1. Pull the loop.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 01
    2. Fold the seat backrest forward.

    For equipment specification with M sport seat:

    1. Pull the lever.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 02
    2. Fold the seat backrest forward.
    3. To make entry to the rear easier, the seat will automatically move to the most forward position.

    Push the seat backrest rearward

    Push the seat backrest rearward and engage it. The seat moves automatically to the last seat position that was stored.

    Infotainment

    Radio

    Buttons and functions

    Depending on the country and equipment version, the radio has the following buttons.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 01

    Navigation destination input

    Entering a destination via the search

    1. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 03Press the button on the Controller.
    2. “Where to?”
    3. Enter at least two letters or characters. Select point of interest categories from the points of interest menu as needed. The search term may be completed automatically in orange lettering. Move the Controller up to accept the suggested search term.
    4. Select the icon, if needed. A list of the results is displayed.
    5. If necessary, “Filter”.
    6. “Show results”
    7. Select the desired entry.
    8. If necessary, “Start guidance”

    Connecting a mobile phone

    General information
    After the mobile phone is connected once to the vehicle, the mobile phone can be operated using iDrive and the steering wheel buttons.

    Connecting the mobile phone via Bluetooth

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “New device” ” Phone calls and audio”
    5. The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and con‐firm that the two match.
    6. A Bluetooth connection is established.
    7. The mobile device is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

    Using the telephone

    Accepting a call
    Depending on the equipment, incoming calls can be answered in several ways.

    • Via iDrive:
    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 05“Accept”
    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 04Or BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 05Press the corresponding button on the steering wheel.
    • Via the selection list in the instrument cluster:
    • Use the thumbwheel on the steering wheel to select: “Accept”
    • Via touchscreen: tap on the corresponding entry on the Control Display.

    Dialing a number

    1. “COM”
    2. If necessary, “Telephone”
    3. “Dial number:”
    4. Enter the numbers.
    5. Select the icon. The connection is established via the mobile phone to which this function has been assigned.

    Establish the connection via the additional telephone:

    1. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 03Press the button.
    2. “Call via”

    Apple Car Play© preparation

    Principle
    Car Play allows certain functions of a compatible Apple iPhone to be used via Siri voice control and iDrive.

    Functional requirements

    • Compatible with iPhone, iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.
    • Corresponding mobile contract.
    • If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the iPhone.
    • Bluetooth, WLAN, and Siri voice control are activated on the iPhone.
    • WLAN is activated on the vehicle.

    Pairing the iPhone with Car Play

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. “New device”
    4. “Phone calls and audio” The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
    5. On the mobile device, search for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and select the vehicle. A control number is displayed.
    6. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and confirm that the two match.
    7. “Use Apple CarPlay”

    The iPhone is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

    On the road

    Driving

    Drive readiness Turning on drive readinessBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 07

    1. Depress the brake pedal.
    2. Press the Start/Stop button.

    Turning off drive-ready state
    Steptronic transmission:

    1. Engage the selector lever position P with the vehicle stopped.
    2. Press the Start/Stop button. The engine is switched off.
    3. Set the parking brake.
    • Auto Start-Stop function

    • The Auto Start/Stop function switches the engine off automatically while stationary to save fuel. The engine starts automatically under the following preconditions:
    • Steptronic transmission:

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

    Parking brake

    Setting

    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 08Pull the switch.
    • The LED on the switch and the indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated.
    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 08With drive-ready state switched on:

    Press the switch while stepping on the brake pedal or selector lever position P is set.
    The LED and indicator lights turn off.
    The parking brake is released.

    Parking

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

    Steptronic transmission

    Engaging selector lever position D, N, R.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 10

    • Gear position D.
    • Neutral N.
      R is the reverse.

    With the driver’s safety belt fastened, briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, past a resistance point, if needed. The selector lever returns to the center position in each case.
    To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a gear position or reverse, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.
    A selector lever lock prevents the inadvertent shifting to selector lever position R or the inadvertent shifting from selector lever position P. Engage selector lever position R only when the vehicle is stationary.

    Releasing the selector lever lockBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 11

    Press the button.

    Engaging P

    Engage selector lever position P only when the vehicle is stationary.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Entering the rear User Manual 12

    Press button P.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic Transmission User Manual

    Steptronic transmissionBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic Transmission User Manual 01

    Activate the Sport program/manual mode:
    Press the selector lever to the left from selector lever position D.

    Manual mode:

    1. To shift down: press the selector lever forward.
    2. To shift up: pull the selector lever rearwards.

    End the sports program/manual mode: Press the selector lever to the right.

    Turn signal, high beams, headlight flasher

    Turn signalBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 05

    1. Blinking: press the lever past the resistance point.
    2. Triple turn signal activation: lightly tap the lever up or down.
    3. Brief blinking: press the lever to the resistance point and hold it there for as long as you want the turn signal to blink.

    High beams, headlight flasherBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 06

    Press the lever forward or pull it backward.

    1. High beams on, arrow 1.
    2. The high beams light up when the low beams are switched on.
    3. High beams off/headlight flasher, arrow 2.

    Lights and lighting

    Light functionsBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic Transmission User Manual06BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 09

    Window wiper system

    Turn on the window wiper systemBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 06

    Press the lever up until the desired position is reached.

    1. Resting position of the wipers: position 0.
    2. Rain sensor: position 1.
    3. Normal wiper speed: position 2.
    4. Fast wiper speed: position 3.

    Turn off the window wiper system and flick the wipeBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 10

    Press the lever down.

    1. Turn off: press the lever down until it reaches the 0 positions.
    2. Flick wipe: press the lever down from the 0 positions.

    Activate/deactivate the rain sensorBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 06

    1. Activate: press the lever up once from its 0 positions, arrow 1.
    2. Deactivate: press the lever back into the 0 positions.

    Adjusting the rain sensor sensitivityBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 08

    Turn the thumbwheel on the wiper lever.

    Cleaning the windshieldBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 09

    Pull the lever.

    Climate control

    Automatic climate controlBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 010

    Intermediate stop

    Refueling

    Fuel cap

    1. To open the fuel filler flap, press on the rearBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Steptronic transmission User Manual 11
    2. Turn the fuel cap counterclockwise.
    3. Place the fuel cap in the bracket attached to the fuel filler flap.

    Gasoline
    For the best fuel efficiency, the gasoline should be sulfur-free or very low in sulfur content.
    Fuels that are marked on the gas pump as containing metal must not be used.

    Wheels and tires

    Tire pressure specifications
    The tire inflation pressure specifications can be found in the tire inflation pressure table in the printed Owner’s Manual.
    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 settings have been made.
    With tires that cannot be found in the tire pressure values on the Control Display, reset the Tire Pressure Monitor TPM.

    Checking the tire pressure

    Regularly check the tire inflation pressure and correct it as needed:

    • At least twice a month.
    • Before embarking on an extended trip.

    Cleaning the wheels
    The friction during hard braking may produce brake dust and make the rims dirty. Brake dust can be removed by cleaning the rims. BMW recommends using vehicle care and cleaning products from BMW.

    Electronic oil measurement

    Functional requirements
    A current measured value is available after approx. 30 minutes of normal driving.

    Displaying the engine oil level

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Vehicle status”
    3. “Engine oil level”

    Different messages appear on the Control Display depending on the engine oil level. Pay attention to these messages.

    Adding engine oil

    General information
    Safely park the vehicle and switch off the drive-ready state before adding engine oil.

    Adding engine oilBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic Transmission User Manual 07

    Only add engine oil when the message is displayed in the instrument cluster.
    Observe the quantity to be added in the message.
    Take care not to add too much engine oil. Observe recommended engine oil types.

    Providing assistance

    Hazard warning flashers

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steptronic Transmission User Manual 08The button is located in the center console.

    Breakdown Assistance

    BMW Roadside Assistance

    1. “APPS”
    2. “Installed apps”
    3. “BMW Assist”
    4. If necessary, “BMW Roadside Assistance” A voice connection is established.

    ConnectedDrive

    Concierge service
    The BMW Assist Concierge service offers information on events, filling stations or hotels, and provides phone numbers and addresses. Many hotels can be booked directly by the BMW Concierge service. The Concierge service is part of the optional BMW Assist Response Center.

    1. “COM”
    2. “BMW Assist”
    3. If necessary, select the entry for the Concierge Service.

    A voice connection to the Concierge service is established.

    Teleservices
    Teleservices are services that help to maintain vehicle mobility.

    Teleservices can comprise the following services:

    1. BMW Roadside Assistance.
    2. BMW Accident Assistance.
    3. Teleservice Call.
    4. Teleservice Report.
    5. Teleservice Battery Guard.
    6. Your dealer’s service center.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual

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    Vehicle features 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 observed.

    In the vicinity of the steering wheelBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual47

    1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 02Safety switch
      BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 03Power windows
      Exterior mirror adjustment button
      Central locking system
      BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 07Unlocking

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 06LockingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 25 Seating comfort features
    Memory function

    Seating comfort features
    Memory function
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 05Front fog lights

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 06Light switch
    Lights off
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 07Daytime driving lights
    Parking lights

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 08Automatic headlight control Adaptive light functions
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 10Automatic High Beam Assistant
    Low beams

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 30Instrument lighting
    Right roadside parking light
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 12Left roadside parking light Steering column stalk, left

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 15Turn signal
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 16High beams, headlight flasher
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 17Automatic High Beam Assistant
    Instrument cluster with enhanced features:
    Widgets
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 18Instrument cluster without enhanced features:
    Widgets
    Trip data Shift paddles Steering wheel buttons left

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 17Manual Speed Limiter
    Depending on the equipment: Cruise control on/off
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 21Depending on the equipment: Active Cruise Control on/off
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 23With steering and traffic jam assistant Cruise control, distance control and lane guidance on/off
    Cruise control: to store the speed Speed Limit Assistant: accept suggested speed
    Pausing cruise control
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 27Continuing cruise control
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 28Active Cruise Control: increase distance

     

    BMW 3 SeriAes 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 29Active Cruise Control: reduce the distance
    Cruise control rocker switch

    Instrument cluster
    Steering wheel buttons, right
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 30Selection lists
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual31For volume, see Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 31Voice activation system
    For changing the station/track, see Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Communication
    For telephone, see Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment and Communication
    Thumbwheel for selection lists the Steering column stalk, right
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 32Wipers
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 33Rain sensor
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 34Cleaning the windshield Horn, entire surface Steering wheel heating

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 35Adjusting the steering wheel

    1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 37Unlocking the hood
      BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 38Opening and closing the trunk lid
      18Glove compartment

    In the vicinity of the center consoleBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual48

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual39Emergency Call, SOS
    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 40Operating the electric glass surround

     

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 41Indicator light, front passenger airbag

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 42Reading lights

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 44Interior lights

    Sensors of the vehicle
    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 observed.

    Overview

    Depending on the equipment, the following cam‐eras and sensors are installed in the vehicle:

    1. Front camera.
    2. Cameras behind the windshield.
    3. Top view cameras.
    4. Rearview camera.
    5. Front radar sensor.
    6. Radar sensors, side, front.
    7. Radar sensors, side, rear.
    8. Ultrasound sensors in the front/rear bumpers.
    9. Ultrasonic sensors, side.

    Keep the vehicle cameras and sensors, as well as surrounding areas, clean and unobstructed.

    Cameras

    Front CameraBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 01

    Cameras behind the windshield

    The cameras are located in the area of the interior mirror.

    Top view camerasBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 02

    One camera is located at the bottom of each exterior mirror housing.

    Rearview cameraBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 03

    The camera is located in the handle of the trunk lid.

    Infrared cameraBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 04

    The infrared camera of the Night Vision is located in the radiator grille.

    System limits of the cameras
    The cameras may not be fully functional and may provide incorrect information in the following situations:

    • In heavy fog, wet conditions, or snowfall.
      On steep hills, in steep depressions or in tight curves.
      When the camera field of view is covered, for instance by a fogged up windshield or labels.
      If the camera lens is dirty or damaged.
      With exterior mirrors folded in.
      When driving toward bright lights or strong reflections, e.g., because of a setting sun.
      When it is dark outside. Does not apply to the infrared camera of the Night Vision.
      Infrared camera of the Night Vision: at very high outside temperatures.
    • Camera behind the windshield: if the camera has overheated and been temporarily switched off due to excessively high temperatures.
      Camera behind the windshield: during calibration of the camera immediately after vehicle delivery.
    • If applicable, a Check Control message will be displayed when the system limits are reached.
    • Radar sensors

    • Front radar sensorBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual 05
    • The radar sensor is located in the front bumper.

    Radar sensors, side, frontBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 50

    The radar sensors are located in the bumper.

    Radar sensors, side, rearBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Vehicle features options User Manual 51

    The radar sensors are located in the bumper.

    System limits of the radar sensors

    The radar sensors may not be fully functional or may not be available in the following situations:

    1. If sensors are dirty, such as due to icing.
    2. If sensors are covered, such as by labels, films or a number plate baseplate.
    3. If the sensor is not aligned correctly, for instance, due to parking damage.
    4. If the radiation range of the sensors is covered, e.g., by protruding cargo.
      When the field of view of the sensors is covered, e.g., by garage walls, hedges, snow hills, vehicles or trailers.
    5. After improper paintwork on the vehicle in the area of the sensors.
    6. On steep hilltops or in sharp dips in the road.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ultrasound Sensors User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ultrasound Sensors User Manual

    Ultrasound sensors in the front-rear bumpersBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ultrasound Sensors User Manual 01

    The ultrasound sensors of the Park Distance Control PDC are located in the bumpers.

    Ultrasonic sensors, sideBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ultrasound Sensors User Manual 02

    The ultrasound sensors of the Automatic Parking Assistant are located on the side of the vehicle.

    System limits of the ultrasonic sensors

    The detection of objects with ultrasonic measurements can run into physical limits, e.g., in the following situations:

    1. In case of dirty sensors.
    2. In case of covered sensors, such as due to la‐bels.
    3. If the sensor is not aligned correctly, for in‐stance due to parking damage.
    4.  After improper paint work on the vehicle in the area of the sensors.
    5. For small children and animals.
    6. For persons with certain clothing, for instance jacket.
    7. In case of external interference of the ultra‐sound, for instance from passing vehicles, loud machines or other ultrasonic sources.
    8. Under certain weather conditions, e.g., high relative atmospheric humidity, wet conditions, snowfall, cold, extreme heat, or strong wind.
    9. With tow bars and trailer couplings of other vehicles.
    10. With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
    11.  With moving objects.
    12. With elevated, protruding objects such as ledges.
    13. With objects with corners, edges, and smooth surfaces.
    14. With objects with a fine surface structure such as fences.
    15. For objects with porous surfaces.
    16. With small and low objects, for instance, boxes.
    17. With soft obstacles or obstacles covered in the foam material.
    18. With plants and bushes.
    19. In automatic car washes.
    20. On uneven surfaces, such as speed bumps.
    21. Due to heavy exhaust.
    22. Cargo that extends beyond the perimeter of the vehicle is not taken into account by the ultrasonic sensors.

    If applicable, a Check Control message will be displayed when the system limits are reached.

    Operating state of the vehicle

    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.

    General information

    Depending on the situation, the vehicle is in one of the three states:

    1.  Idle state.
    2.  Standby state.
    3. Drive-ready state.

    Idle state

    Principle
    When the vehicle is in an idle state, it is switched off.

    General information
    The vehicle is in an idle state prior to the opening from the outside and after exiting and locking.

    Safety information

    Warning
    An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll away. There is a risk of an accident. Before exiting, secure the vehicle against rolling. In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured against rolling away, follow the following:

    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
    3. 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:

    • Pressing the Start/Stop button.
    • Releasing the parking brake.
    • Opening and closing the doors or windows.
    • Engaging selector lever position N.
    • 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.
    • Automatic idle state
      For instance, the idle state is automatically established under the following conditions:
    • After several minutes, if no operation takes place on the vehicle.
    • If the charge state of the vehicle battery is low.
    • Depending on the setting via indriven: when one or both front doors are opened after driving when exiting the vehicle.
      In some situations, the idle state is not set automatically, for instance during a phone call or when the low beams are switched on.
      Establishing idle state when

    opening the front doors

    After a trip, sleep mode can be established by opening the front doors. For this purpose, the driver and front passenger must exit the vehicle.

    1.  “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Turn off the vehicle after opening the door”

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual

    Manual Idle StateBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ultrasound Sensors User Manual 01

    To establish an idle state in the vehicle after the completion of the trip:

    Standby state

    Principle
    When the standby state is switched on, most functions can be used while the vehicle is stationary. Desired settings can be adjusted.

    General information

    The vehicle is in the standby state after the front doors are opened from the outside.

    Display in the instrument clusterBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 01

    OFF is displayed in the instrument cluster. The drivetrain is switched off and the standby state is switched on.

    Drive readiness

    Principle
    Turning on the drive-ready state corresponds to starting the engine.

    General information
    Some functions, such as DSC Dynamic Stability Control, can only be used with the drive-ready state switched on.

    Safety information

    DANGER
    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.

    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:

    1. Set the parking brake.
    2. On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
    3. On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, also secure the vehicle, for instance with a wheel chock.

    NOTICE
    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

    PrincipleBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 03

    The drive-ready state is switched on via the Start/Stop button.

    Steptronic transmission

    1. Depress the brake pedal.
    2. 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.

    Gasoline engine

    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.

    iDrive

    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.

    Operating concept

    Principle
    drive is the operating concept of the infotainment system and includes a large number of functions.

    General information
    These functions can be operated as follows:

    1. Via the Controller.
    2. Via the touchscreen.
    3. Via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
    4. Depending on the equipment: with the gesture control.

    Safety information

    Warning
    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

    Main menu

    General information

    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.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 04

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 02Media Radio
    All functions of the entertainment system, e.g., radio stations or connection with external devices.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 03Communication
    Phone and message functions, e-mail and calendar, and also the connection and management of mobile devices, such as smartphones.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 04Navigation
    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.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 05My Car
    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.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 06Apps
    Management of apps, access to apps and vehicle functions. Additional apps and vehicle functions can be purchased from the BMW Store.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 07Widgets
    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.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 05

    Entry comparison

    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.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 08Function is activated.

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 08Function is deactivated.

    Status information

    General information
    The status field can be found in the upper area of the Control Display. Status information is displayed in the form of symbols.

    Radio symbolsBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 06BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 09BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 10

    Programmable memory buttons

    General information
    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.

    Overview

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 12Programmable 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.

    1.  Select function via iDrive, for instance, radio station.
    2. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 12Press and hold the desired button until the displayed bar on the Control Display has loaded completely.
    3. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Manual Idle State User Manual 12Press 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.

    1. Press and hold buttons 1 and 8 at the same time.
    2. “OK”

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Control Display User Manual

    Control Display and Controller

    Principle

    The iDrive functions are displayed on the Control Display. The Control Display can be operated using the Controller, touchpad, and touchscreen.

    OverviewBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual1

    1. Control Display with touchscreen
    2. Controller with buttons and touchpad

    Control Display

    Safety information

    NOTICE
    Objects in the area in the front of the Control Display can shift and damage the Control Display. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not place objects in the area in front of the Control Display.

    Switching on/off automatically
    The Control Display is turned on automatically when the vehicle is unlocked or as soon as the controlled display is needed for operation.
    In certain situations, the Control Display is switched off automatically, for instance, if no operation is performed on the vehicle for several minutes.

    Switching on/off manually
    The Control Display can also be switched off manually.

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Screen off”

    Press the Controller or any button on the Controller to switch it back on again.

    System limits
    In the case of very high temperatures on the Control Display, for instance, due to intense solar radiation, the brightness may be reduced down to complete deactivation. Once the temperature is reduced, for instance through shade or air conditioning, the normal functions are restored.

    Controller

    General information
    The buttons can be used to open the menus directly. The Controller can be used to select menu items and enter the settings.
    Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

    Operation

    • Turn to switch between menu items, for example.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 01
    • Press to select a menu item, for example.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 02
    • Tilt in four directions to switch between displays, for example.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 03

    Buttons on the ControllerBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 06

    Operating via the Controller

    Opening the main menu

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 07Press the buttonBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 04

    The main menu is displayed.

    Selecting a menu

    Selecting menu items

    1. Turn the Controller until the desired menu item is highlighted.
    2. Press the Controller.

    Select a widget

    1. Move the Controller in the main menu to the right.
    2. Turn the Controller until the desired widget is selected.
    3. Press the Controller.
      It is also possible to select widgets in the instrument cluster.

    Control Display and Controller

    Principle

    The iDrive functions are displayed on the Control Display. The Control Display can be operated using the Controller, touchpad, and touchscreen.

    OverviewBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual1

    1. Control Display with touchscreen
    2. Controller with buttons and touchpad

    Control Display

    Safety information

    NOTICE
    Objects in the area in the front of the Control Display can shift and damage the Control Display. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not place objects in the area in front of the Control Display.

    Switching on/off automatically
    The Control Display is turned on automatically when the vehicle is unlocked or as soon as the controlled display is needed for operation.
    In certain situations, the Control Display is switched off automatically, for instance, if no operation is performed on the vehicle for several minutes.

    Switching on/off manually
    The Control Display can also be switched off manually.

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Screen off”

    Press the Controller or any button on the Controller to switch it back on again.

    System limits
    In the case of very high temperatures on the Control Display, for instance, due to intense solar radiation, the brightness may be reduced down to complete deactivation. Once the temperature is reduced, for instance through shade or air conditioning, the normal functions are restored.

    Controller

    General information
    The buttons can be used to open the menus directly. The Controller can be used to select menu items and enter the settings.
    Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

    Operation

    • Turn to switch between menu items, for example.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 01
    • Press to select a menu item, for example.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 02
    • Tilt in four directions to switch between displays, for example.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 03

    Buttons on the ControllerBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 06

    Operating via the Controller

    Opening the main menu

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 07Press the buttonBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 04

    The main menu is displayed.

    Selecting a menu

    Selecting menu items

    1. Turn the Controller until the desired menu item is highlighted.
    2. Press the Controller.

    Select a widget

    1. Move the Controller in the main menu to the right.
    2. Turn the Controller until the desired widget is selected.
    3. Press the Controller.
      It is also possible to select widgets in the instrument cluster.

    Adjusting the menu

    Adjusting widgets
    The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu. It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary.

    1. Select the desired page in the main menu. Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.
    2. Tip the Controller up.
    3. “Adjust the main menu”
    4. Select the desired adjustment:
      +Symbol and select the desired widget: add a new widget.
      The requested widget will be inserted in the relevant position. A maximum of four widgets can be displayed per page.

      • Select icon: delete the selected widget.
      • Add a new page: “Add page”.
      • Delete selected page: “Delete page”.
      • Adjust the content of the widget: select the widget.
    5. “Done”

    Adjusting contents

    Depending on the equipment, the contents of menus “MEDIA”, “COM” and “NAV” can be adjusted, for instance, to remove the entries of functions that are not used from the menu.

    1. Select the menu.
    2. “Personalize menu”
    3. Select the desired setting.

    Changing between displays

    After a menu item is selected, for instance, “Settings”, a new display appears.

    • Tilt the Controller to the left.
      The current display closes and the previous display is shown.
    • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 05Press the button.
      The previous display re-opens.
    • Tilt the Controller to the right.
      The new display opens.

    An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

    Going to the Options menu

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 08Press the button.

    The “Options” menu is displayed.
    The menu consists of various areas, for instance:

    • “MEDIA”: control options for the selected main menu.
    • “Help”: help for the selected menu.
    • “Control display off”: system settings.

    Entering letters and numbers

    Input

    1. Turn the Controller: select letter or number.
    2. OKConfirm entry.

    DeletingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 07

    Using the map
    The navigation map can be moved using the touchscreen.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Using Alphabetical lists User Manual 05

    Adjusting widgets
    The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu. It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationary.

    1. Select the desired page in the main menu. Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.
    2. Tip the Controller up.
    3. “Adjust the main menu”
    4. Select the desired adjustment:
      Symbol and select the desired widget: add a new widget.
      The requested widget will be inserted in the relevant position. A maximum of four widgets can be displayed per page.

      • Select icon: delete the selected widget.
      • Add a new page: “Add page”.
      • Delete selected page: “Delete page”.
      • Adjust the content of the widget: select the widget.
    5. “Done”

    Adjusting contents

    Depending on the equipment, the contents of menus “MEDIA”, “COM” and “NAV” can be adjusted, for instance, to remove the entries of functions that are not used from the menu.

    1. Select the menu.
    2. “Personalize menu”
    3. Select the desired setting.

    Changing between displays

    After a menu item is selected, for instance, “Settings”, a new display appears.

    • Tilt the Controller to the left.
      The current display closes and the previous display is shown.
    • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 05Press the button.
      The previous display re-opens.
    • Tilt the Controller to the right.
      The new display opens.

    An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

    Going to the Options menu

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 08Press the button.

    The “Options” menu is displayed.
    The menu consists of various areas, for instance:

    • “MEDIA”: control options for the selected main menu.
    • “Help”: help for the selected menu.
    • “Control display off”: system settings.

    Entering letters and numbers

    Input

    1. Turn the Controller: select a letter or number.
    2. Confirm entry.

    DeletingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Control Display and Controller User Manual 07

    Using alphabetical lists
    For alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries, the letters for which an entry exists can be dis‐played in a text box.

    1. Turn the Controller to the left or right quickly.
    2. Select the first letter of the desired entry. The first entry of the selected letter is displayed in the list.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation Via Touchpad User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual

    Operation via touchpad

    General information
    Some iDrive functions can be operated using the touchpad on the Controller.

    Selecting functions

    1. “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4.  “Touchpad”
    5.  Select the desired setting.

    Entering letters and numbers

    • Enter characters as they are displayed on the Control Display.
    • Always enter associated characters, such as accents or periods so that the letter can be clearly recognized.
    • The set language determines what input is possible. Where necessary, enter special characters via the Controller.

    Entering special charactersBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 01

    Using the map

    The map in the navigation system can be moved via the touchpadBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 02

    Using alphabetical lists

    Alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries permit a direct jump to letters for which an entry exists. Enter the first letter on the touchpad. The first entry of the entered letter is displayed in the list.

    Operation via touchscreen

    General information
    The Control Display is equipped with a touch‐screen. You can tap on menu items and widgets. Touch the touchscreen with your fingers. Do not use any objects.

    Opening the main menu

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 03Tap on the icon.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 04The main menu is displayed.

    Adjusting widgets

    The widgets can be adjusted in the main menu. It is possible to create multiple pages with widgets and switch between pages. The adjustments can only be performed when the vehicle is stationery.

    1.  Select the desired page in the main menu. Only the currently selected page can be adjusted.
    2. Tap the icon in the main menu.
    3. Select the desired adjustment:
    4. Tap the icon and select the desired widget: add a new widget.

    The requested widget will be inserted in the relevant position. A maximum of four widgets can be displayed per page.

    • Tap icon: delete the selected widget.
    • Add a new page: tap “Add page”.
    • Delete selected page: tap “Delete page”.
    • Adjust the content of the widget: tap the center of the widget.

    Tap “Done”.

    Showing hiding the display bar
    In the upper area of the Control Display, it is possible to show or hide a display bar with additional functions.

    1. To show the display bar, pull down the dis‐play bar at the top edge of the screen.
    2. To hide the display bar, pull up the display bar at the top edge of the screen.

    Changing between displays

    After a menu item is selected, a new display opens. An arrow indicates that additional displays can be opened.

    1. Swipe to the left.
    2. Tap arrow.
    3. The new display opens.

    Entering letters and numbers

    Input

    1. When approaching the touchscreen, a keyboard appears on the Control Display.
      Enter desired letters and numbers.

    DeletingBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 05

    Using the map

    The navigation map can be moved using the touchscreen.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation via touchpad User Manual 06

    Using alphabetical lists

    For alphabetical lists with more than 30 entries, the letters for which an entry exists can be dis‐played in a text box.

    1. Tap the letter in front of the list. A letter box is displayed.
    2. Tap the first letter of the desired entry.

    BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

    Principle

    The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is a personal assistant that enables the natural voice operation of various vehicle functions. The Personal Assistant simplifies the operation of the vehicle with the automation of processes and habits.

    General information

    • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is available depending on the national-market version.
    • The system includes special microphones on the driver side and the front passenger side Say commands at a normal volume.
    • Speaking directly into the microphone does not improve speech recognition.
    • Say the commands and numbers fluently as well as with normal volume, emphasis, and speed.
    • ›…‹ identifies commands that can be spoken.

    Functional requirements

    • A language that is supported by the Personal Assistant must be set via drive.
    • For setting the system language, refer to page 62.
    • Always say commands in the configured system language.
    • Enter the following settings to access the full range of functions:
    • “Online speech processing” is activated.
    • All settings under “BMW Connected Drive” activated.
    • The activation word is activated.
    • The Driver profile is activated.
    •  “Synchronize driver profile” under
    • Personalization” is activated.
    •  Relevant Connected Drive Services purchased from the Connected Drive Store.

    Activating the voice control system

    General information

    There are various methods for activating the voice control feature:

    1. BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Input and display User Manual 02Press the button on the steering wheel.
    2. The microphone on the driver’s side is active.
    3. Say the wake word ›Hello BMW‹ or a personal wake word.
    4. The microphones on the driver’s or front passenger’s side are active with the following voice control, depending on where the activation word was spoken.
    5. Then say the command. The activation word and the command can be spoken without pause in one sentence. No other commands may be avail‐able. In this case, operate the function via iDrive.

    Button on the steering wheel

    1. Press the button on the steering wheel briefly.
    2. Say the command.

    Wake word

    General information
    Speaking the wake word ›Hello BMW‹ or the personal wake word will start the system.

    Preset wake word

    The preset wake word ›Hello BMW‹ can be activated and deactivated.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. “Wake word”
    7. “Wake word”

    Personal wake word

    In addition to a preset activation word ›Hello BMW‹, a personal activation word can be set up in the active driver profile. The personal activation word can also be changed or deleted. The activation word should consist of multiple syllables to ensure good recognition. An addition, such as ›Hello‹ is not necessary.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. “Wake word”
    7. “Personal wake word”
    8. “Set wake word”
    9. Select the desired setting.

    Activation word from third-party providers
    Depending on the national-market version, some third-party providers provide digital voice assistants, e.g., Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Supported voice assistants can be used with a connected smartphone in the vehicle. In addition to the preset or personal activation word, the activation word from connected third-party providers can be used.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4.  If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. “Third-party providers”
    7. Select the desired setting.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ending voice control User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ending Voice Control User Manual

    Ending voice control

    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Ending Voice Control User Manual1Press the button on the steering wheel again.
    • Cancel
    • Tilt the Controller to the right or left.
    • Press the Controller.

    Possible commands

    General information
    Most contents on the Control Display can be spoken as commands, e.g. menu items or list entries. Say list entries as shown.
    Instructions can be issued or questions can be asked when the Personal Assistant provides support.

     

    Function examples
    Vehicle status and vehicle information

     

    1. Is my tire pressure still OK?‹Show me the sports displays.‹
    2. Open Owner’s Manual.‹

    Navigation

    • ›Drive me to 300 Chestnut Ridge Road, Woodcliff Lake in New Jersey.‹›Take me home.‹›Are there any traffic messages?‹

    Communication
    For example, when a mobile phone is connected, calls can be started or SMS can be sent.

    • ›Call John Doe on their cell phone.‹›Dial the number 1 8 0 0 8 3 1 1 1 1 7.‹›New text message to John Doe: I’ll be right there.‹

    Entertainment

    • ›What song is this?‹›Play Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley‹›Next title.‹

    Climate control

    • ›Turn off the air conditioning.›Activate fresh air.‹›I’m cold.‹

    Windows and light

    • ›Open the windows automatically.‹›Delete activation point for automatic power window.‹›Ambient lighting.‹

    Owner’s Manual via voice operation
    You can ask simple questions about vehicle functions and the operation of the vehicle.
    The voice control system and the feedback it provides does not replace the printed or Integrated Owner’s Manual. The speech recog‐nition and quality of the feedback may vary.

    How can the passenger airbag be deactivated‹
    The Personal Assistant returns feedback. When stationary, the section of the integrated Owner’s Manual is displayed on the Control Display.

    Menu items
    The commands of the menu items are spoken just as they are selected via the Controller.

    1. Activating the voice control system.
    2. ›MEDIA‹
    3. ›Presets‹

    The stored stations are displayed on the Control Display.

    Help for voice control

    • ›Voice commands‹: to have the available spoken commands announced.
    • ›General information on voice control‹: have information on the operating principle of the voice control announced.
    • ›Help‹: have help for the current menu read out loud.

    Settings

    Setting the voice control
    You can set the system to use standard dialog or a short version.
    The short version of the voice control plays back short messages in abbreviated form.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. “Response length”
    7. Select the desired setting.

    Speaking during voice output
    It is possible to answer inquiries of the voice activation system. The function can be de‐activated if inquiries are often undesirably interrupted, for instance, due to background noise or conversations in the vehicle.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4.  If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. Speaking during voice output”

    The Experience Modes app is installed in the vehicle.
    The drive-ready state is switched on.
    Online voice processing improves the quality of speech recognition and search results for points of interest. To use the functions, data is transmitted to a service provider via an encrypted connection and stored locally there.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. If necessary, “Personal assistant”
    5. “Voice control”
    6. “Online speech processing”

    Adjusting the volume
    Turn the volume button during the voice guidance until the desired volume is set.
    The volume remains constant even if the volume of other audio sources is changed.

    Using the voice activation of the smartphone
    Depending on the device, a smartphone connected to the vehicle can be used via voice control.
    The device must be connected via Apple Car‐Play or Android Auto.

    1. Press and hold the button on the steering wheel for approx. 3 seconds.
      The voice activation of the smartphone is activated.
    2. Release the button.
      If activation is successful, a confirmation appears on the Control Display.

    Automating routines

    General information
    The Personal Assistant can automate routines, for instance, the automatic activation of the seat heating from a specific outside temperature. Rules are created for this purpose, which can be activated and deactivated at any time.
    Activate/deactivate

    1. “APPS”
    2. “Installed apps”
    3. “Personal assistant”
    4. “Automate habits”
    5.  Select the desired setting.

    Experience Modes

    Principle
    The Experience Modes combine different vehicle functions in the car’s interior to an overall experience.

    General information
    For example, the selection of a mode harmonizes the ambient light and seat climate control.

    Functional requirements
    The Experience Modes app is installed in the vehicle.
    The drive-ready state is switched on.

    Activate/deactivate

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Experience Modes”
    3. Select the desired mode.
      The mode can be deactivated: “End”

    Adjusting the mode

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Experience Modes”
    3. Select the desired mode.
    4. “Settings”
    5. Select the desired setting.

    Caring Car

    Principle
    Different vehicle functions in the car’s interior are harmonized for the driver in a short-term program.

    General information
    By selecting a program, the interior lighting, climate control, and music selection will be adjusted. A program takes 3 minutes.

    Activate/deactivate

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Caring Car”
    3. Select the desired program.
      The program can be stopped prematurely: “End program”

    Adjusting a program

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Caring Car”
    3.  Select the desired program.
    4. “Music settings”
    5. Select the desired setting.

    System limits

    • The Personal Assistant provides information about vehicle functions that may not be installed in the vehicle.
      This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.
      Certain noises can be detected and may lead to problems. Keep the doors, windows, and convertible top closed.
      Noises from the front passenger or the occupants can impair the system. Avoid making other noises in the vehicle while speaking.
      Major language dialects can cause problems with the speech recognition feature.
      A poor data connection influences the response time of the Personal Assistant and the Search.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle Features and Options User Manual

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    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 observed.

    BMW Remote Software Upgrade

    Principle
    Remote Software Upgrades can be used to update the entire software of the vehicle. This makes new functions, functional enhancements or quality improvements available.

    General information
    BMW recommends performing the Remote Software Upgrade as soon as it becomes available.

    Safety information

    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.

    Functional requirement

    1. Active Connected Drive contract.
    2. The integrated SIM card in the vehicle has been activated.
    3. Cellular network reception.
    4. Consent for the transmission of the corresponding data was given in the Data Protection menu.

    Search for an upgrade

    Standby must be turned on to search for a software upgrade.

    Automatic search
    The vehicle regularly searches for updates in the background.

    Manual Search

    1.  “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Remote Software Upgrade”
    5. “Search for upgrades”
    6. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

    The download of an upgrade

    Automatic download
    The available data for Remote Software Upgrade is automatically loaded into the vehicle. The download does not require approval.

    Via BMW app

    1. If an upgrade is available, information about the new software version is displayed in the BMW app.
    2. The data for the upgrade can then be downloaded to a mobile device, for instance via an existing WLAN connection.
    3. The data can then be transmitted from the mobile device to the vehicle.
    4. This transmission method accelerates the download of the data, for instance in areas with limited mobile network availability.
    5. Download the upgrade in the BMW app to the smartphone.
    6. Follow the instructions in the BMW app.
    7. Establish a connection to the vehicle.
      • iOS: connect Bluetooth audio and WLAN.
      • Android: connect WLAN.
        The data transfer of the upgrade from the mobile device to the vehicle occurs in the background only while driving.
    8. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

    Additional information:
    Connecting mobile devices to the vehicle, refer to page 73.

    Information about the version

    General information
    The information about the version contains a description of the updates that are included in the Remote Software Upgrade. During the download and after the installation has been completed

    1. If applicable, follow the notes for further prerequisites on the controlled display.
    2. If the prerequisites are not met, such as a sufficient vehicle battery charge state, the upgrade will not be offered for installation.
    3. Pay attention to an offer for installation, for instance after extended driving.

    Preparing the vehicle

    1. Park the vehicle safely away from the public road.
    2. Cellular network reception must be ensured so that a fault message can be sent, for instance, if the installation is terminated.
    3. Close the windows.
    4. Close the glass sunroof.
    5. Close the trunk lid.
    6. Remove energy-consuming devices, such as mobile phones.
    7. The vehicle key must be located in the vehicle for the consent for installation.
    8. Switch off the exterior lighting.
    9. Remove connected devices from the OBD socket.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Starting installation User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Starting installation User Manual

    Starting installation

    The upgrade can be installed when all prerequisites have been met.

    1.  “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3.  “General settings”
    4. “Remote Software Upgrade”
    5. “Start upgrade now”
      Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

    Functional limitations

    During the upgrade, the majority of functions is temporarily unavailable, for instance:

    1. Hazard warning system.
    2. Central locking system and, if necessary, Comfort Access.
    3. Parking lights.
    4.  Horn.
    5. Alarm system.
    6. Emergency call.
    7. Power windows.
    8. Operation of the tailgate.
    9. Checking the fuel filler flap lock.

    The driver’s door can be locked and unlocked from the outside using the integrated key.

    After successful upgrade

    The vehicle can be used again immediately.
    Booked services, such as RTTI or Remote Services, will be reactivated automatically during the next trip.
    After an extended stationary period, charge the vehicle battery with an extended drive.

    Malfunction

    In the event of a malfunction, follow the instructions on the controlled display or in the BMW app.
    If the malfunction cannot be remedied, contact a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    Validity of the Owner’s Manual

    Production of the vehicles
    At the time of production at the plant, the printed Owner’s Manual is the most current resource.

    After a software update in the vehicle

    After a vehicle software update, such as via Re‐mote Software Upgrade, the Integrated Owner’s Manual for the vehicle will contain the latest information.

    General settings

    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.

    Time

    Setting the time zone

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Date and time”
    5. “Time zone:”
    6. Select the desired setting.

    Setting the time

    • “CAR”
    • “Settings”
    • “General settings”
    • “Date and time”
    • “Time:”
    • Turn the Controller until the desired hours are displayed.
    • Press the Controller.
    • Turn the Controller until the desired minutes are displayed.
    • “OK”

    Setting the time format

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Date and time”
    5. “Time format:”
    6. Select the desired setting.

    Automatic time setting

    Depending on your vehicle’s optional features, the time, date and, if needed, the time zone is updated automatically.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Date and time”
    5. “Automatic time setting”

    Date

    Setting the date

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Date and time”
    5. “Date:”
    6. Turn the Controller until the desired day is displayed.
    7. Press the Controller.
    8. Make the settings for the month and year.
    9. “OK”

    Setting the date format

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Date and time”
    5. “Date format:”
    6. Select the desired setting.

    Language

    Setting the system language

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Language”
    5. Select the desired setting.

    Setting the units of measurement

    Depending on the country version, you can set the units of measurement for some values, for instance consumption, distances, and temperature.

    1.  “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3.  “General settings”
    4.  “Units”
    5. Select the desired menu item.
    6.  Select the desired setting.

    Driver Attention Camera

    Principle
    A camera that monitors driver activity is located in the instrument cluster. The camera evaluates the head position and eye opening and uses the data to analyze the attention of the driver. This system supports various vehicle assistance systems, e.g.:

    • Fatigue alert.
    • Steering and traffic jam assistant with Ex‐tended Traffic Jam Assistant.

    Activating deactivating

    1.  “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Driver Attention Camera”
    5.  Select the desired setting.

    System limits

    The Driver Attention Camera may not be fully functional in the following situations:

    • When the Driver’s Attention Camera is covered by the steering wheel rim.
    • When the driver is wearing infrared impermeable sunglasses.

    Trip data settings

    Principle
    The intervals in which the trip data will be reset can be configured.

    Resetting trip data

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Reset trip data”
    5. Select the desired setting.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Speed warning User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Speed warning User Manual

    Speed warning

    Principle
    The speed warning can be used to set a speed limit. A warning will be issued when this speed limit is exceeded.

    General information
    The warning is repeated if the vehicle speed exceeds the set speed limit again after it has dropped below it by 3 mph/5 km/h.

    Adjusting

    1.  “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3.  “General settings”
    4. “Speed warning”
    5.  “Warning at:”
    6. Turn the Controller until the desired speed is displayed.
    7. Press the Controller.

    Activate deactivate

    1.  “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3.  “General settings”
    4.  “Speed warning”
    5.  “Speed warning”

    Accept current speed as the speed warning

    1. “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4.  “Speed warning”
    5.  “Select current speed”

    Activating deactivating pop-ups

    For some functions, pop-ups are displayed automatically on the Control Display. Some of these pop-ups can be activated or deactivated.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Pop-ups”
    5. Select the desired setting.

    Control Display

    Brightness

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Displays”
    4. “Control display”
    5. “Brightness at night”
    6. Press the Controller.
    7. Turn the Controller until the desired brightness is set.
    8. Press the Controller.

    Depending on the light conditions, the brightness settings may not be clearly visible.

    Reset vehicle data

    All individual settings can be reset to the factory settings when the drive-ready state is switched off.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Reset vehicle data”
    5. “Reset vehicle data”

    When the stored settings in a driver profile are synchronized with the Connected Drive account, these settings will remain in the Connected Drive account.

    Notifications

    Principle
    The menu centrally displays all notifications arriving in the vehicle in form of a list.

    General information
    The following notifications can be displayed:

    1. Traffic messages.
    2. Check Control messages.
    3. Messages on service notifications.
    4.  Communication messages, for example e-mails, SMS text messages or reminders.
    5. Messages, for instance from the BMW app.
    6. Messages from the manufacturer of the vehicle, for instance technical information or important customer information.

    The number of notifications is additionally dis‐played in the status field.

    Go to notifications

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Notifications”
    3. Select desired notification.

    Delete notifications

    All notifications, except Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer, can be deleted from the list. Check Control messages or messages from the vehicle manufacturer are displayed as long as they are relevant.

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Notifications”
    3. Select desired notifications.
    4. Press the button.
    5. Select the desired setting.

    Settings
    It is possible to set which notifications are permitted and which notifications will be displayed at the start of the trip and at the completion of the trip.

    1.  Tip the Controller up.
    2.  “Notifications”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4.  “Settings”
    5.  Select the desired setting.

    Display, notifications

    General information
    The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistants allows the configuration of the range of messages that will be displayed. Depending on the situation, the desired condition can be activated.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Speed warning User Manual 01

    Activate deactivate

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Notifications”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Notification display”
    5. Select the desired setting.

    Personal settings

    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 observed.

    Data protection

    Data transmission
    Principle
    The vehicle offers different services, whose use requires a data transfer to BMW or a service provider. The data transmission can be deactivated for some services.

    General information
    When the data transmission is deactivated, the respective service cannot be used. Only make these settings while stationary.

    Settings
    The data transfer can be configured in different stages or individually for separate services.

    1. “CAR”
    2.  “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4.  “Data privacy”
    5.  Select the desired setting.

    Deleting personal data in the

    vehicle
    Principle
    Depending on the usage, the vehicle stores personal data, such as stored radio stations. This personal data can be permanently deleted using iDrive.

    General information

    Depending on the equipment, the following data is deleted:

    1. Driver profile settings.
    2. Stored radio stations.
    3. Stored programmable memory buttons.
    4. Travel and trip computer information.
    5. Navigation, for instance stored destinations.
    6. Phone book.
    7. Online data, for instance Favorites, cookies.
    8. Office data, for instance voice memos.
      Login accounts.
    9. Linking vehicle and Connected Drive account.

    Altogether, the deletion of the data can take up to 15 minutes.

    Functional requirement

    Data can only be deleted while stationary.

    Deleting data

    The personal data in the vehicle will be deleted when the vehicle is reset to the factory settings.

    Additional information:
    Reset vehicle data, refer to page 63.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Driver profiles User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Driver profiles User Manual

    Driver profiles

    Principle
    Driver profiles can be created to store personal vehicle settings. If the vehicle is used by multiple drivers, each driver can create his personal driver profile. When a driver profile is selected, the vehicle will automatically apply the stored settings in the driver profile.

    General information
    Three personal driver profiles can be created. In addition, a guest profile is available that can be selected by any driver. The guest profile is active when a personal driver profile has not been selected. Changes to the vehicle settings are automatically stored in the active driver profile or in the guest profile.
    The vehicle can already adjust to the driver when it is unlocked. For this purpose, the recognition via a vehicle key or a digital key must be as‐signed to a driver profile. Connected Drive countries: The settings stored in the driver’s profile can be synchronized with the personal BMW Connected Drive account. It is thereby possible to use these settings in other BMW vehicles as well.

    Functional requirements
    When a driver profile is created, switched or deleted, the vehicle must move at a maximum of walking speed.

    Welcome screen
    After the Control Display is switched on, the Welcome screen will be displayed. The following actions can be carried out on the Welcome screen:

    • Switching the driver profile.
    • Starting the set-up assistant.

    This option is offered in new vehicles for a limited period of time.
    As soon as the engine is started or any button is pressed, the Welcome screen will be hidden.

    Setup assistant

    The setup assistant is offered in new vehicles for a limited period of time on the Welcome screen to configure the most important settings for the vehicle.
    “Getting started” Select to start the set-up assistant. The set-up assistant can be started via drive at any time.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Getting started”

    The driver is guided step by step through the following functions:

    Setting the system language.

    • Connected Drive countries:
      If the set-up assistant was opened in the guest profile: create a driver profile. Pairing mobile devices with the vehicle. If the set-up assistant was opened from an al‐ready defined driver profile: set up personal assistant. Depending on whether the set-up assistant was opened from an already defined driver profile or a guest profile: set up services or confirm the explanation for the transmission of vehicle related data.  Set up other methods for use. The selected settings are stored in the active driver’s profile.

    Guest profile
    The guest profile can be activated by any driver. Vehicle settings that are entered when the guest profile is active will be stored in the guest profile.

    1. In the following cases the guest profile is automatically active:
    2. A driver profile has not been created yet.
    3. No driver profile has been assigned to the vehicle key that was used to unlock the vehicle.
    4. No driver profile has been assigned to the digital key that was used to unlock the vehicle.

    The following limitations apply:

    1. The guest profile cannot be renamed.
    2. It is not possible to assign the recognition to the guest profile.
    3. It is not possible to assign a PIN to the guest profile.
    4. Connected Drive countries: It is not possible to synchronize with a Connected Drive account.

    The guest profile is selected on the Welcome screen or via iDrive:

    1. The guest profile cannot be renamed.
    2. It is not possible to assign the recognition to the guest profile.
    3. It is not possible to assign a PIN to the guest profile.
    4. Connected Drive countries: It is not possible to synchronize with a Connected Drive ac‐count.

    The guest profile is selected on the Welcome screen or via iDrive:

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
      As an alternative for Steps 1 and 2, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    3. “Guest”
    4. “OK”

    Creating a driver profile

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Add driver profile”
      Non-Connected Drive countries: A name must be entered for the driver profile. Connected Drive countries: An existing Connected Drive account must be assigned to a driver profile. The following options are available for this purpose:
    5. “Via My BMW app”

    Scanning the displayed QR code will accept the access data for the Connected Drive account from the BMW app.

    • “Log in” The access data must be entered via iDrive.
    • “New registration” Scan the displayed QR code and follow the instructions on the smartphone.

    Selecting recognition

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Driver recognition”
    5. Select the desired setting:
    6. “with vehicle key”
      The vehicle key that is recognized in the car’s interior is assigned to the driver profile. If multiple vehicle keys are detected, the unintended vehicle keys must be re‐moved from the car’s interior.
    7. “With Digital Key”
      The digital key that is recognized in the car’s interior is assigned to the driver profile. If multiple digital keys are detected, the unintended digital keys must be removed from the car’s interior.
    8. “Activate linkage”.

    As soon as the vehicle detects the vehicle key or the digital key, the corresponding driver profile will be activated. If the vehicle key or the smartphone with the digital key is not carried with you or not recognized, the driver profile can only be selected on the Welcome screen when a PIN has been set up.

    Setting up a PIN
    A driver profile with recognition cannot be activated without a vehicle key and without a digital key.

    In this case, a PIN can be set up to activate the driver profile.
    Countries in which Connected Drive is not available: If a PIN was not set up or the PIN is not known, the driver profile cannot be activated.
    Countries in which Connected Drive is available: If a PIN was not set up or the PIN is not known, the driver’s profile can be activated with the access data of the corresponding Connected Drive ac‐count.

    1. “CAR”
    2.  “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4.  “Driver recognition”
    5. “using PIN”

    Changing or canceling the recognition function

    When another vehicle key or another digital key is assigned to a driver profile, the current assignment must be canceled first.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Driver recognition”
    5. Select the desired setting:
    6. “with vehicle key”
    7. “With Digital Key”
    8. “Activate linkage”

    When the vehicle and vehicle key will be handed over, such as for maintenance, carry out the fol‐lowing steps first:

    • Setting up a PIN.
      Canceling recognition using the vehicle key.
      Switching to the guest profile.

    The handed-over vehicle key can then no longer be used to access the personal driver profile.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Selecting Driver Profile User Manual

    Selecting a Driver Profile

    Depending on the recognition setting, the driver profile will be selected automatically.
    If the guest profile is active, the driver profile will be selected on the Welcome screen or via iDrive. A PIN may have to be entered.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
      As an alternative for Steps 1 and 2, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    3. Select driver profile.
    4. “OK”

    All settings stored in the selected driver profile are automatically applied.

    Switching synchronization with the ConnectedDrive account on/off
    The settings stored in the driver’s profile are synchronized with the personal ConnectedDrive account. This means that it is possible to use the personal settings in other BMW vehicles with ConnectedDrive access as well, if this function is supported.

    The synchronization with the ConnectedDrive account is enabled when a driver profile is created or via iDrive:

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative to Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Synchronize driver profile”
    6. “Synchronize driver profile”

    Renaming a driver profile

    Non-ConnectedDrive countries:

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
      As an alternative to Steps 1 and 2, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    3. Select driver profile.
    4. “Settings”
    5. Enter a profile name.
    6. Select the icon.

    ConnectedDrive countries:
    The name of the driver profile is transferred from the ConnectedDrive account. Changes for the profile name must be made in the Connected‐Drive account.

    Selecting a profile picture

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative to Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Avatar”
    5. Select the desired profile picture. ConnectedDrive countries:

    The profile image is transferred from the ConnectedDrive customer portal or the BMW app.

    Deleting the driver profile

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Driver profiles”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
      As an alternative for Steps 1 to 3, the profile image can be tapped in the top status bar.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Remove driver profile”
    6. Select the desired driver profile.
    7. “Delete now”

    ConnectedDrive countries: If the driver profile was synchronized with a ConnectedDrive account, the stored data in the ConnectedDrive account will be retained.

    System limits
    Clear detection of the desired vehicle key may not be possible in the following cases, e.g.:

    • The driver unlocks the vehicle via Comfort Access.
    • The driver changes, but the vehicle is not locked and unlocked.
    • When multiple vehicle keys are located in the outer area on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

    ConnectedDrive countries:
    A driver profile can only be created and synchronized with the ConnectedDrive account when the vehicle has cellular network reception.
    The use of personal settings that are stored in the ConnectedDrive account in other vehicles is subject to technical limitations. For example, settings may be stored for a system that is not available, or available in a non-compatible version, in other vehicles.

    Connections

    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.

    Connecting mobile devices to the vehicle

    Principle
    Various connection types are available for using mobile devices in the vehicle. The connection type to select depends on the mobile device and the desired function.

    General information
    The following overview shows possible functions and the suitable connection types for them. The scope of functions depends on the mobile device.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Selecting a Driver Profile User Manual 01BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Selecting a Driver Profile User Manual 02

    The following connection types require one-time pairing with the vehicle:

    • Bluetooth.
    • WLAN.
    • Paired devices are automatically recognized later on and connected to the vehicle.
    • Safety information
    • Warning
      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 an 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.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual

    Compatible Devices

    Displaying the vehicle identification number and software part number
    When looking for compatible devices, you may have to state the vehicle identification number and the software part number. These numbers can be displayed in the vehicle.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Bluetooth® info”
    6. “System information”

    Managing mobile devices

    General information
    After one-time pairing, the devices are automatically recognized and reconnected when the standby state is switched on.
    After stored content on the SIM card or the mobile phone, such as contacts, has been detected, the data is transmitted to the vehicle and can be used via iDrive.
    For some devices, certain settings are necessary, for instance, authorization; see the operating instructions of the device.

    Displaying the device list
    All devices paired with or connected to the vehicle are displayed in the device list.
    A maximum of four devices can be connected to the vehicle via Bluetooth, and a maximum of ten devices can be connected to the vehicle via WLAN. A maximum of 20 devices will be detected.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”

    An icon to the right of the device name indicates, for which function the device is used.
    When the icon is displayed in white, this function is actively connected to the vehicle. The icon is displayed in gray when the function of the device is inactive.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Compatible devices User Manual 01

    Configuring the device
    Functions can be activated or deactivated for paired and connected devices.
    The scope of functions depends on the mobile device.
    Follow the information on the Control Display.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Select the desired device.
    4. Select the desired setting:
      • “Connect device”
        The functions that were assigned to the device before disconnecting are assigned to the device when it is reconnected. The functions may be deactivated on a device already connected.
      • “Disconnect device”
        The device remains paired and can be connected again.
      • “Delete device”
        The device is disconnected and removed from the device list.
      • “Connection mode”
        Select a connection mode, for instance, Apple CarPlay.
      • “Telephone”
        Set telephone.
      • “Bluetooth® audio”
        Playback of music files on external devices such as audio devices or mobile phones via Bluetooth®.
      • “Apps”
        With the installed BMW app, apps from the smartphone can be displayed in the vehicle.
      • “Wi-Fi®”
        Connects the device with the WLAN in the vehicle.

    Priority of the phones
    When multiple mobile phones are connected to the vehicle, you can specify the priority of the mobile phones for reconnection.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Priorities for telephones”
    6. Select the desired device.
    7. Select the desired priority by sliding.

    Bluetooth connection

    Functional requirements

    1. Compatible device with Bluetooth interface. Compatible devices, refer to page 72.
    2. The vehicle key or BMW display key is in the vehicle.
    3. The device is ready for operation.
    4. Bluetooth is switched on in the vehicle and on the device.
    5. The pairing readiness is displayed on the Control Display.
    6. Bluetooth presettings, such as visibility, may be required on the device; refer to the operating instructions of the device.

    Activate Bluetooth

    1. “COM”
    2.  “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Settings”
    5.  “Bluetooth®”
    6. Select setting.

    Connecting the device

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “New device”
    5. “Phone calls and audio”
      The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
    6. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and con‐firm that the two match.
    7.  A Bluetooth connection is established.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    All requirements are met and all required steps were completed in the specified order. Despite that, the mobile device does not function as expected.
    In this case, the following explanations can help:

    Why could the mobile phone not be paired or connected?

    • There are too many Bluetooth devices connected to the mobile phone or vehicle.
      In the vehicle, delete Bluetooth connections with other devices.
      Delete the Bluetooth connection from the de‐vice list on the mobile phone and start a new device search.
      Too many Bluetooth devices with the same function are paired.
      The mobile phone is in power-save mode or has only a limited remaining battery life. Charge the mobile phone and deactivate the power-save mode where required.

    Why does the mobile phone no longer react?

    • The applications on the mobile phone do not function anymore.
      Switch the mobile phone off and on again.
      Too high or too low ambient temperature for mobile phone operation.
      Do not subject the mobile phone to extreme ambient temperatures.

    Why can telephone functions not be used via iDrive?

    • Phone functions are not configured for the mobile phone.
      Connect the mobile phone with the tele‐phone function.
    • Why are no or not all telephone book entries dis‐played or why are they incomplete?
    • Transmission of the telephone book entries is not yet complete.
      It is possible that only the telephone book entries of the mobile phone or the SIM card are transmitted.
      It may not be possible to display telephone book entries with special characters.
      It may not be possible to transmit contacts from social networks.
      The number of phone book entries to be transmitted is too high.
      Data volume of the contact too large, for in‐stance due to stored information such as memos.
      Reduce the data volume of the contact.
      A mobile phone can only be connected as audio source or as telephone.
      Configure the mobile phone and connect it with the telephone function.
      Contact was created in the contact list of the phone after the last synchronization. Synchronize contacts again: “Reload contacts”

    How can the telephone connection quality be improved?

    • Adjust the strength of the Bluetooth signal on the mobile phone, depending on the mobile phone.
      Insert the mobile phone into the wireless charging tray.
      Adjust the volume of the microphone separately in the sound settings.

    If all points in this list have been checked and the required function is still not available, contact Customer Relations, a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 WLAN connection User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 WLAN Connection User Manual

    WLAN Connection

    General information
    For certain applications, such as apps, the data exchange between smartphone and vehicle occurs via WLAN.

    Functional requirements

    • Standby state is switched on.
      Compatible device with activated WLAN interface.

    Activate WLAN in the vehicle

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Wi-Fi®”

    Wi-Fi hotspot

    Principle
    Compatible devices with WLAN interface can use the Internet connection of the vehicle via the Wi-Fi hotspot.

    General information
    Up to ten devices can be connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot simultaneously.

    Functional requirements

    1. Compatible device with activated WLAN interface.
    2. Compatible devices, refer to page 72.
    3. WLAN is activated on the vehicle.
    4. Internet use is activated for the vehicle.
    5. Registration and data contract with a service provider where required.
    6. Standby state is switched on.

    Connecting a device to the Internet via the Wi-Fi hotspot
    Using the Internet for the first time via the Wi-Fi hotspot requires registration and possibly a data volume purchase from a service provider.
    Depending on the country version, data volume can be purchased via the connected mobile de‐vice or from the ConnectedDrive Store.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “New device”
    5. “Internet, apps”
      Hotspot name and hotspot code are dis‐played on the Control Display.
    6.  Activate Internet usage via WLAN if necessary.
      “Open settings”
    7. Activate Internet usage.
      “Internet connection”
    8. Tilt the Controller to the left.
    9. Search for WLAN networks on the mobile device. Select network name on the device.
    10.  Enter hotspot code on the device and connect.

    The device is displayed in the device list.
    Additionally, a QR code will be displayed on the Control Display. Alternatively, this QR code can be used to pair the mobile device with the hot‐spot.
    All devices connected via the hotspot use this data volume.

    Deactivating Internet usage via the Wi-Fi hotspot
    Internet usage may be deactivated if the data volume is used up, for instance.

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “Settings”
    5. “Internet connection”
    6. Select the desired setting.

    Screen Mirroring

    General information
    Screen Mirroring enables mirroring (outputting) of the smartphone display on the Control Display.

    Functional requirements

    • Compatible smartphone with Screen Mirroring interface.
      Compatible devices, refer to page 72.
      Screen Mirroring is activated on the smart‐phone.
      WLAN is activated on the vehicle.
    • Pairing a smartphone with Screen Mirroring
    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4. “New device”
    5. “Screen Mirroring”
      The WLAN name of the vehicle is displayed on the Control Display.
    6. Search for WLAN devices in the surrounding area of the smartphone.
      The WLAN name of the vehicle appears on the device display. Select the WLAN name of the vehicle.
    7. Confirm the connection via iDrive.

    The device is connected and displayed in the device list.

    Apple CarPlay© preparation

    Principle
    CarPlay allows certain functions of a compatible Apple iPhone to be used via Siri voice control and iDrive.

    Functional requirements

    1. Compatible with iPhone, iPhone 5 or later with iOS 7.1 or later.
    2. For compatible devices, refer to page 72.
    3. Corresponding mobile contract.
    4. Bluetooth, WLAN, and Siri voice control are activated on the iPhone.
    5. If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the iPhone.
    6. Booking the ConnectedDrive service: smartphone integration.
    7. WLAN and Bluetooth are enabled in the vehicle.

    Pairing the iPhone with CarPlay

    1. “COM”
    2. “Mobile devices”
    3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
    4.  “New device”
    5. “Phone calls and audio”
      The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
    6. On the mobile device, search for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and select the vehicle. A control number is displayed.
    7. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and confirm that the two match.
    8.  “Use Apple CarPlay”

    The iPhone is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operation User Manual

    Operation

    For more information, refer to the Integrated Owner’s Manual or the Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    All requirements are met and all required steps were completed in the specified order. Despite that, the mobile device does not function as expected.

    In this case, the following explanations can help:
    The smartphone has already been paired with Android Auto. When a new connection is set up, Android Auto can no longer be selected.

    Delete the smartphone concerned from the device list.
    On the smartphone, delete the vehicle concerned from the list of stored connections under Bluetooth and under WLAN.

      • Pair the smartphone with a new device.

    If the steps listed have been carried out and the required function is still not available: contact Customer Relations, a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    Android Auto preparation

    Principle
    Android Auto allows the operation of certain functions of a compatible smartphone via voice control and iDrive.

    General information
    The range of services offered depends on the country.

    Functional requirements

    • Compatible Android smartphone: Samsung or Google smartphone with Android 10 or an Android smartphone with Android 11, regardless of the manufacturer.
      • For compatible devices, refer to page 72.
      • Corresponding mobile contract.
      • Bluetooth and WLAN are enabled on the smartphone.
      • The smartphone must support a 5 GHz WiFi connection.
      • If necessary, the setting for mobile data must be activated on the smartphone.
      • WLAN and Bluetooth are enabled in the vehicle.
    • Pairing a smartphone with Android Auto
      1. “COM”
      2. “Mobile devices”
      3. Tilt the Controller to the right.
        “New device”
      4. “Phone calls and audio”
        The vehicle’s Bluetooth name is displayed on the Control Display.
        On the mobile device, search for Bluetooth devices in the vicinity and select the vehicle. A control number is displayed.
      5. Compare the control number displayed on the Control Display with the control number on the display of the mobile device, and confirm that the two match.
        “Use Android Auto”
        If necessary, finish the setup on the mobile device.

    The smartphone is connected to the vehicle and displayed in the device list.

    Operation
    For more information, refer to the Integrated Owner’s Manual or the Owner’s Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    All requirements are met and all required steps were completed in the specified order. Despite that, the mobile device does not function as expected.

    In this case, the following explanations can help:
    The smartphone has already been paired with Android Auto. When a new connection is set up, Android Auto can no longer be selected.

      • Delete the smartphone concerned from the device list.
        On the smartphone, delete the vehicle concerned from the list of stored connections under Bluetooth and under WLAN.
        Pair the smartphone as a new device.

    If the steps listed have been carried out and the required function is still not available: contact Customer Relations, a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    USB connection

    General information
    The following mobile devices can be connected to the USB port:

      1. Mobile phones.
      2. Audio devices such as MP3 players.
      3. USB storage devices.

    Common file systems are supported. FAT32 and exFAT are the recommended formats.
    A connected USB device will be supplied with charge current via the USB port if the device supports this. Follow the maximum charge current of the USB port.

    The following uses are possible on USB ports with data transmission:

      1. Playing music files.
      2. Playing videos.
        Follow the following when connecting:
      3. Do not use force when plugging the connector into the USB port.
        Use a flexible adapter cable.
      4. Protect the USB device against mechanical damage.
      5. Due to a large number of USB devices available on the market, it cannot be guaranteed that every device is operable on the vehicle.
      6. Do not expose USB devices to extreme environmental conditions, such as very high temperatures; refer to the operating instructions of the device.
      7. Due to the many different compression techniques, proper playback of the media stored on the USB device cannot be guaranteed in all cases.
      8. To ensure proper transmission of the stored data, do not charge a USB device via the on‐board socket when it is connected to the USB port.
      9. Depending on how the USB device is being used, settings may be required on the USB storage device, refer to the operating instructions of the device.

    Not compatible USB devices:

      1. USB hard drives.
      2. USB hubs.
      3. USB memory card readers with multiple slots.
      4. HFS-formatted USB devices.
      5. Devices such as fans or lamps.

    Functional requirement

    Compatible device with USB port.

    Additional information:
    For compatible devices, refer to page 74.

    Connecting the device
    Connect the USB device using a suitable adapter cable to a USB port.

    The USB device is displayed in the device list

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual

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    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.

    Vehicle key

    General information
    Depending on the equipment version, the scope of delivery includes two vehicle keys or one vehicle key and the BMW display key. Each vehicle key contains a replaceable battery. Depending on the equipment and country version, various settings can be configured for the button functions. A driver profile with personal settings can be assigned to a vehicle key. To provide information on maintenance recommendations, the service data is stored in the vehicle key. To prevent possible locking in of the vehicle key, take the vehicle key with you when exiting the vehicle.

    Safety information

    Warning
    The vehicle key has a button cell battery. Batteries or button cells can be swallowed and lead to serious or fatal injuries within two hours, for example, due to internal burns or chemical burns. There is an injury hazard or danger to life. Keep the vehicle key and batteries out of reach for children. Immediately seek medical help if there is any suspicion that a battery or button cell has been swallowed or is located in any part of the body.

    Warning
    People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

    Warning
    For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge. Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

    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.

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    1. Unlocking
    2. Locking
    3. Stationary climate control through Remote Engine Start  281.
    4. Opening the trunk lid
    5. Panic mode, pathway lighting

    Unlocking
    General information
    The behavior of the vehicle during unlocking using the vehicle key depends on the following settings:

    • If only the driver’s door and the fuel filler flap or all access to the vehicle will be unlocked when the button is pressed for the first time.
    • If the unlocking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
    • If the welcome light is switched on when the vehicle is being unlocked.
    • Welcome lights, refer to page 175.

    Unlocking the vehicle

    Press the button on the vehicle key.
    If, due to the settings, only the driver’s door and fuel filler flap were unlocked, press the button on the vehicle key again to unlock the other vehicle access points. In addition, the following functions are executed:

    1. If a driver profile was assigned to the vehicle key, this driver profile will be activated and the settings that are stored in it will be applied.
    2. The interior lights are switched on, unless they were manually switched off.
    3. Folded in exterior mirrors are folded out.
      If the exterior mirrors were folded in via the button in the car’s interior, they will not be folded out when unlocking.
    4. With alarm system: The alarm system will be switched off.
    5. After opening one of the front doors, the vehicle is ready for operation.
    6. The light functions may depend on the ambient brightness.

    Convenient opening

    Safety information

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when opening and closing the convertible top. There is a risk of injury. When opening and closing the convertible top, observe the movement and keep the area of movement clear.

    Opening

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Vehicle features and options User Manual 01Press and hold the button on the vehicle key.

    The windows open for as long as the button on the vehicle key is pressed.

    With Comfort Access:
    If close to the vehicle, the convertible top is also opened.

    Press and hold the button on the vehicle key until the convertible top is fully opened and the convertible top well storage cover is fully closed. Leaving the vicinity of the vehicle stops the motion.

    Locking

    General information
    The behavior of the vehicle during locking using the vehicle key depends on the following settings:

    1. If the locking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
    2. If the exterior mirrors are automatically folded in when the vehicle is locked. The exterior mirrors are not folded in when the hazard warning flashers are switched on.
    3. If pathway lighting is activated during locking.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the Vehicle User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual

    Locking the vehicle

    1. Close the driver’s door.
    2.  Press the button on the vehicle key.
    3. The following functions are executed:
    •  All doors, the trunk lid, and the fuel filler flap are locked.
    • With alarm system: The alarm system will be switched on.

    If the drive-ready state is still switched on when you lock the vehicle, the vehicle horn honks twice. In this case, the drive-ready state must be switched off by means of the Start/Stop button.

    With Comfort Access:
    convenient closing

    Safety information

    Warning
    With convenient closing, body parts can be jammed. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the doors is clear during convenient closing.

    Closing

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01Press and hold the button on the vehicle key after locking.

    The windows and the convertible top are closed in the area close to the vehicle, as long as the button on the vehicle key is pressed.
    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01Press and hold the button on the vehicle key until the convertible top is fully closed and the convertible top well storage cover is fully closed. Leaving the vicinity of the vehicle stops the motion. The exterior mirrors are folded in. The exterior mirrors are not folded in when the hazard warning flashers are switched on.

    Switching on the interior and exterior lighting

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 01Press the button on the vehicle key with the vehicle locked.

    The function is not available for the first 10 seconds after locking.
    The interior lights are switched on, unless they were manually switched off. For interior lights, refer to page 178.
    Depending on the settings, parts of the exterior lighting will be switched on.
    The light functions may depend on the ambient brightness.

    Trunk lid

    General information
    To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area. Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it is possible to specify whether the trunk lid can be unlocked with the vehicle key and how the vehicle doors will respond to this. Selector lever position P must be engaged to open the trunk lid with the vehicle key.

    Safety information

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    NOTICE
    During the opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    Opening

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 02Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 03Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

    It is possible to adjust the duration of the path‐way lighting feature.

    Additional information:
    For pathway lighting, refer to page 175.

    Replacing the battery

    NOTICE
    Improper batteries in the vehicle key can damage the vehicle key. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Al‐ways replace the discharged battery with a battery with the same voltage, the same size and the same specification.

    1. Remove the integrated key from the vehicle key. The integrated key, refer to page 94.
    2. Place the integrated key underneath the battery compartment cover, arrow 1, and lift the cover with a lever movement of the integrated key, arrow 2.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 04
    3. Push battery in arrow direction using a pointed object and lift it out.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 05
    4. Insert a type CR 2032 3V battery with the positive side facing up.
    5. Press the cover closed.
    6. Push the integrated key into the vehicle key until the integrated key engages.

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Locking the vehicle User Manual 06Have old batteries disposed of by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop or take them to a collection point.

    Additional vehicle keys
    Additional vehicle keys are available from a service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    Loss of vehicle keys
    A lost vehicle key can be disabled and replaced by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    If the lost vehicle key has an assigned driver profile, the connection to this vehicle key must be deleted. A new vehicle key can then be assigned
    to the driver profile.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Malfunction User Manual

    Malfunction User Manual

    Malfunction

    A Check Control message is displayed. Vehicle key detection by the vehicle may malfunction under the following circumstances:

    1. The battery of the vehicle key is discharged.
    2. Fault of the radio link from transmission towers or other equipment with high transmitting power.
    3. Shielding of the vehicle key due to metal objects.
      Do not transport the vehicle key together with metal objects.
    4. Fault of the radio link from mobile phones or other electronic devices in direct proximity to the vehicle key.
      Do not carry the vehicle key in close proximity to other electronic devices.
    5. Fault of radio transmission by a charging process of mobile devices, for instance charging of a mobile phone.
    6. The vehicle key is located in direct proximity of the tray for wireless charging tray.
      Place the vehicle key in a different location.

    In the case of interference, the vehicle can also be unlocked and locked from the outside with the integrated key.

    Additional information:
    The integrated key, refer to page 94.

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    It is not possible to switch on the drive-ready state if the vehicle key has not been detected. Proceed as follows in this case:

    1. Hold the rear of the vehicle key against the marked area on the steering column. Pay attention to the display in the instrument cluster.
    2. If the vehicle key is detected: Turn on the drive-ready state within 10 seconds.

    If the vehicle key is not recognized, slightly change the position of the vehicle key and repeat the procedure.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    What precautions can be taken to be able to open a vehicle with an accidentally locked in vehicle key?

    1. The options provided by the Remote Services of the BMW app include the ability to lock and unlock a vehicle.
    2. This requires an active BMW Connected‐Drive contract and the BMW app must be in‐stalled on a smartphone.
    3. Unlocking the vehicle can be requested via the BMW Connected Drive Call Center.
    4. An active BMW Connected Drive contract is required.

    BMW display key

    General information
    The scope of delivery of the BMW display key includes an additional mechanical key. If the display key is used, the mechanical key should be carried with you, for instance in the wallet. The mechanical key is used like the integrated key. The display key supports all functions of the standard vehicle key.

    In addition, the following functions are also available:

    1. Display the status of doors and windows.
    2. Display status of the alarm system.
    3. Display service information.
    4.  Call up range with available fuel.
    5. With parked-car heating: operate parked-car heating.
    6. Without parked-car heating: operate pre-ventilation.
    7. Pre-conditioning through Remote Engine Start Additional information: Integrated key, refer to page 94.

    Safety information

    Warning
    People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

    Warning
    For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge. Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

    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.

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    1. Opening the trunk lid
    2. Unlocking
    3. Press and hold or press three times in quick succession: panic mode Press briefly: pathway lighting
    4. Locking
    5.  Display
    6. Back
    7. Turn the display on/off
    8.  Micro-USB charging interface

    Reception range
    The number of available display key functions depends on the distance from the vehicle.

    • When you are in close proximity to the vehicle, all functions of the display key are available.
    • The status information can be called up in the extended reception range.
      With parked-car heating: the parked-car heating can be operated.
      Without parked-car heating: the presentation can be operated.
    • Outside of the reception range of the vehicle, you can display the last transmitted status information from the vehicle.
      The icon is shown on the display if one of the buttons is pressed outside of the reception range.
    • Display

    • General information
      The display is divided into the upper-status line, the information area, and the lower-status line.
    • Upper-status line
      The upper-status line displays the following information:
    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Malfunction User Manual 03Vehicle secured vehicle unsecured.
    • Set time in the vehicle.
    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Malfunction User Manual 04The charge the state of the display key battery

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual

    Information area

    The information area can be used to access information and perform additional functions. If the information area contains more than one page, then page indicators are shown beneath the information.

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual 01A solid indicator denotes the current page.

    Swipe to the right or left with a finger to change between the pages.
    If further information is available on a page, tap the appropriate icon.
    To return to the original page:BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual 02tap on the icon beneath the display.

    Lower status line
    The lower status line indicates whether or not the display key is within the reception range.

    • “Connected”: the display key is within reception range.
    • “Updated”: the display key is not within reception range. It indicates when the last data transfer from the vehicle took place.

    Turning on off

    The display will go out automatically after a brief period to conserve battery power. Hiding the display on the display manually: press the button on the left side of the display key.

    To show the display:

    1. Press the button on the left side of the display key.
    2. Then, swipe with your finger from bottom to top to unlock the screen lock.

    To turn off the display to increase the usable battery life:

    1.  If necessary, cancel the screen lock.
    2.  Press and hold the button on the left side of the display key for longer than 4 seconds.
    3.  “OK”

    To turn the display on:
    Press the button on the left side of the display key.

    Operating concept

    The following information shows how to access the information and functions using the main menus.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual 03

    Display key battery

    General information
    Follow the following information:

    If the charge state of the display key battery declines, the display is switched off automatically. The battery must be recharged so that the display can be switched back on. The operability of the standard buttons is retained until the battery is completely discharged.

    Charge the battery for at least three hours before using the display key for the first time or if the key has not been used for an ex‐tended period. The display key can be used while it is being charged via the USB port. If the battery is fully discharged, it may take some time before the display key can be used again. Due to the large number of USB chargers available on the market, it cannot be guaran‐teed that every charger will function properly. The charging time depends on the charger used.

    Charging via the USB port may heat up the charger and the display key. Charging in the wireless charging tray may heat up the tray and the display key.
    At higher temperatures, the charge current through the display key may be reduced, and in isolated cases the charge process may be interrupted temporarily. When inserting the display key into the wire‐less charging tray, make sure there are no objects between it and the wireless charging tray.

    Safety information

    Warning
    When charging a device that meets the Qi standard in the wireless charging tray, any metal objects located between the device and the tray can become very hot. Placing storage devices or electronic cards, such as chip cards, cards with magnetic strips or cards for signal transmission, between the device and the tray may impair the card function. There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. When charging mobile devices, make sure there are no objects between the device and the tray.

    Charging

    Via USB
    Connect the display key via the micro-USB charging interface to a USB port.

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    1. Open the tray cover.
    2. Place the display key into the middle of the wireless charging tray in front of the cup holders. Ensure that the display is facing up.
    3. Close the tray cover.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 LED displays User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 LED displays User Manual

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    Malfunction

    General information
    A Check Control message is displayed. BMW display key detection by the vehicle may malfunction under the following circumstances:

    1. The battery of the display key is discharged.
    2. The fault of the radio link from transmission towers or other equipment with high transmitting power.
    3. Shielding of the display key due to metal objects.
    4. Fault of the radio link from mobile phones or other electronic devices in direct proximity.
    5. Fault of radio transmission by a charging process of mobile devices, for instance, charging of a mobile phone.

    Do not transport the display key together with metal objects or electronic devices. In the case of interference, the vehicle can also be unlocked and locked from the outside with the mechanical key.

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    It is not possible to switch on the drive-ready state if the display key has not been detected.

    Proceed as follows in this case:

    1. Hold the display key with its rear against the marked area on the steering column. Pay attention to the display in the instrument cluster.
    2. If the display key is detected:
    3. Turn on the drive-ready state within 10 seconds.

    If the display key is not detected, slightly change the position of the display key and repeat the procedure.

    Resetting the BMW display key

    If the charged display key cannot be turned on anymore or if the display does not respond to entries anymore, the display key can be reset.
    Press and hold the following buttons on the display key at the same time for at least 10 seconds until the display is switched off and then on again:

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    Key Card

    Principle
    The Key Card allows the vehicle to be unlocked and locked, as well as started.

    General information
    The Key Card is available with Comfort Access. Depending on the national-market version, the Key Card may not be available. A digital key that has already been paired with the vehicle is installed on the Key Card. The digital key must be activated via Drive. Before leaving the vehicle, deactivate the Key Card or take the Key Card with you because the active Key Card can be used to start the vehicle. Always take the vehicle key with you to a service appointment.

    Safety information

    Warning
    People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

    Warning
    For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge. Persons who spend a long time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

    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.

    Connection to the vehicle

    The communication between the vehicle and the Key Card uses near-field communication, NFC.

    Activating and deactivating Key Card in the vehicle

    General information
    The Key Card must be located in the smartphone tray and a vehicle key must be located in the vehicle to activate the Key Card. A vehicle key must be located in the vehicle to deactivate the Key Card. When BMW Digital Key is activated for the vehicle, a digital key can be used instead of the vehicle key.
    A deactivated Key Card remains in the list of paired digital keys.

    Activate Key CardBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual 07

    1. Open the cover of the smartphone tray.
    2. Place Key Card centered into the smartphone tray.
    3. Follow the instructions on the Control Display to activate the Key Card.

    Deactivate Key Card

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Digital Key”
    5. Select Key Card.
    6. “Key active”

    A deactivated Key Card remains in the list of paired digital keys.

    Unlocking and locking the vehicleBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Information area User Manual 08

    Hold activated Key Card directly and centered on the external door handle of the driver’s door. If the Key Card is not detected, slightly change the position of the Key Card and repeat the procedure.

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    1. Open the cover of the smartphone tray.
    2. Place the activated Key Card centered into the smartphone tray.
    3. Press the Start/Stop button to start the engine.

    With wireless charging tray: After starting the engine, take the Key Card out of the tray to make tray available for charging compatible smartphones.

    Malfunction

    The detection of the Key Card by the vehicle may be disrupted by objects between the sensors and the Key Card, for instance a wallet.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 BMW Digital Key User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Digital Key User Manual

    BMW Digital Key

    Principle
    BMW Digital Key allows the vehicle to be unlocked and locked, as well as started, with a compatible smartphone.

    General information
    The availability of the BMW Digital Key depends on the equipment and national-market version.
    BMW Digital Key can be used with a compatible smartphone or other compatible mobile terminals, such as a Smartwatch.
    To unlock and start a vehicle with a compatible smartphone, this function must be offered by the smartphone manufacturer. The BMW app pro‐vides a check to determine if the smartphone and the vehicle are compatible.
    A driver profile with individual settings can be as‐signed to a digital key.

    Additional information:
    Driver profiles, refer to page 67.
    When using a smartphone as a digital key, al‐ways carry a vehicle key or the activated Key Card with you. This ensures access to the vehicle, even in the event of a smartphone failure. It is also useful to carry the vehicle key or the Key Card with you if the vehicle has to be handed over to another person. You can then hand over the vehicle key or the Key Card, instead of your smartphone. Always take the vehicle key with you to a service appointment.

    Safety information
    Warning
    People or animals in the vehicle can lock the doors from the inside and lock themselves in. In this case, the vehicle cannot be opened from the outside. There is a risk of injury. Take the vehicle key with you so that the vehicle can be opened from the outside.

    Warning
    For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.
    Persons who spend a lengthy time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

    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.
    6. 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.

    Connection to the vehicle

    The communication between the vehicle and the smartphone uses near-field communication, NFC.

    Functional requirements

    1. The smartphone is compatible with BMW Digital Key
    2. The vehicle is linked with the Connected‐Drive account of the vehicle owner.
    3. The rechargeable battery of the smartphone has a sufficient charge. The necessary minimum charge of the rechargeable battery depends on the smartphone.

    Enable the digital remote control key

    Vehicle owner’s smartphone is enabled as a digital remote control key in the vehicle. The vehicle owner must prove his authorization for the vehicle for this purpose.
    The proof of authorization can be started via the BMW app or via the activation code in the corresponding smartphone function, for instance the Wallet app. Both vehicle keys must be located in the vehicle to be enabled.
    Follow the instructions in the Digital Key menu in the BMW app or on the Control Display.
    The valid service period of the digital key may be limited. The expiration date of the validity can be checked in the BMW app.
    After a digital key has expired, it can still be used to move the vehicle until the vehicle is used with a different vehicle key or digital key.

    Sharing digital keys

    General information
    The digital key allows the sharing of digital keys with other people. This option is available via the smartphone that is enabled as a digital remote control key.

    Forwarding authorization
    To share the digital key, select the corresponding function on the smartphone, for instance in the Wallet app.
    As soon as a digital key is shared with another person, the person will receive an invitation. When the invitation is accepted, the digital key on the recipient’s smartphone will be activated.

    Limiting the range of functions
    Certain functions of the digital key can be limited before handing it over. For example, if the digital key is handed over to a novice driver, the switch-off of driving stability control system can be excluded. For more information, refer to the ConnectedDrive portal and the BMW app.

    Authentication
    Depending on the recipient’s smartphone model, authentication may be required for security and safety reasons.
    An authorized vehicle key, the digital remote control key or another method may be used for authentication. Follow the corresponding instructions on the smartphone or the Control Display.

    Deleting a shared key

    General information
    Shared keys can be deleted via the smartphone with the digital remote control key, the smart‐phone with a shared key or via iDrive.
    The deletion via the smartphone with the digital remote control key will not be performed until the vehicle is used with a key other than the key to be deleted.
    The deletion via the smartphone with a shared key or via iDrive is executed immediately.
    Deleted digital keys will be removed from the list of enabled digital keys.
    Deleted digital keys cannot be restored.

    Deletion via iDrive
    To be able to delete a digital key via iDrive, an authorized vehicle key must be located in the vehicle or the remote control key must be located in the smartphone tray.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4.  “Digital Key”
    5. If necessary, select the digital key.
    6. “Delete key”

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Reset the function User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Reset the Function User Manual

    Reset the function

    1. To reset the BMW Digital Key function, an authorized vehicle key must be located in the vehicle.
    2. When resetting the BMW Digital Key function, all digital keys including the digital remote control key will be deleted.
    3. After the reset, the vehicle can no longer be unlocked, locked or started with a digital key.

    The digital remote control key must be enabled again to be able to use BMW Digital Key again.

    1.  “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Digital Key”
    5. “Reset function”

    Unlocking and locking the VehicleBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 01

    Hold the near field communication antenna of the smartphone directly and center it on the external door handle of the driver’s door.
    The position of the near-field communication antenna depends on the smartphone model.
    When locking the vehicle with the smartphone, make sure that all doors including the trunk lid are closed.

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    1. Open the cover of the smartphone tray.
    2. Place the smartphone centered on the smartphone tray.
    3. Ensure that the display is facing up.
    4. Close the cover of the smartphone tray.
    5. Press the Start/Stop button to start the engine.

    Sale of the smartphone

    Delete all digital keys on the smartphone prior to selling the smartphone. This ensures that the smartphone can no longer be used for the vehicle.

    Sale of the vehicle

    Prior to selling a vehicle, reset the Digital Key function or remove the vehicle from the ConnectedDrive account of the current vehicle owner.
    When the vehicle is removed from the ConnectedDrive account, all digital keys for the vehicle will be deleted.

    Malfunction
    Digital key recognition by the vehicle may malfunction under the following circumstances:

    • The smartphone is shielded from the sensors in the vehicle by a smartphone cover that is not suitable.
    • Objects such as a chip card or the Key Card are located between the smartphone and the smartphone cover.

    Integrated key

    General information
    The driver’s door can be locked and unlocked without the vehicle key using the integrated key.
    Depending on the national-market version, the integrated key also fits the glove compartment

    Warning
    For some country versions, unlocking from the inside is only possible with special knowledge.
    Persons who spend a long time in the vehicle while being exposed to extreme temperatures are at risk of injury or death. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are people in it.

    NOTICE
    The door lock is permanently joined with the door. The door handle can be moved. When pulling the door handle with the integrated key inserted, paint or the integrated key can be damaged. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Remove the integrated key before pulling the external door handle.

    RemovingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 03

    Press the button, arrow 1, and pull out the integrated key, arrow 2.

    Locking/unlocking via the door lock

    1. Pull and hold the door handle outward with one hand.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 04
    2. Guide one finger of your other hand from the back under the cover and push the cover out.
      Use the thumb for counter support to prevent the cover from falling out of the door handle.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 05
    3. Remove the cover.
    4. Unlock or lock the door lock using the integrated key.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 06The other doors must be unlocked or locked from the inside.

    Alarm system

    The activated alarm system is triggered when the door is opened if the vehicle has been unlocked via the door lock.
    The alarm system is not switched on if the vehicle is locked with the integrated key.

    Buttons for the central locking system

    General information
    In the event of a severe accident, the vehicle is automatically unlocked. The hazard warning system and interior lights come on.

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    Buttons for the central locking system.

    Locking

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 09Press the button with the front doors closed.

    • The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.
    • The vehicle is not secured against theft when locked.

    Unlocking

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 08Press the button.

    Opening

    • Press the button to unlock all the doors.

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Unlocking and locking the Vehicle User Manual 10Pull the door opener above the armrest.

    • Front doors: pull the door handle on the door to open the door. The other doors remain locked.
    • Back doors: pull twice on the door handle for the door to be opened; the first time unlocks the door, and the second time opens it. The other doors remain locked.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Comfort Access User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Comfort Access User Manual

    Comfort Access

    Principle
    The vehicle can be accessed without operating the vehicle key.
    Carrying the vehicle key with you, e.g., in your pants pocket, is sufficient.
    The vehicle automatically detects the vehicle key when it is in close proximity or in the car’s interior.

    General information

    Comfort Access supports the following functions:

    1. Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the door handle.
    2.  Convenient closing.
    3. Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle.
    4. Steptronic transmission: unlocking and locking the vehicle using the BMW Digital Key.
    5. Opening trunk lid.
    6. Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation.

    Functional requirements

    • To lock the vehicle, the vehicle key must be outside of the vehicle near the doors.
    • The next unlocking and locking cycle is not possible until after approx. 2 seconds.

    Unlocking

    General information
    The behavior of the vehicle during unlocking via Comfort Access depends on the following settings:

    • If the unlocking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
    • If the welcome light is switched on when the vehicle is being unlocked.

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    Grasp the handle of a vehicle door completely. In addition, the following functions are executed:

    1. If a driver profile was assigned to the vehicle key, this driver profile will be activated and the settings that are stored in it will be applied.
    2. The interior lights are switched on unless they were manually switched off.
    3. Folded-in exterior mirrors are folded out.
      If the exterior mirrors were folded in via the button in the car’s interior, they will not be folded out when unlocking.
    4. With alarm system: The alarm system will be switched off.

    Locking

    General information
    The behavior of the vehicle during locking via the Comfort Access depends on the following settings:

    1. If the locking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
    2. If the exterior mirrors are automatically folded in when the vehicle is locked. The exterior mirrors are not folded in when the hazard warning flashers are switched on.
    3. If pathway lighting is activated during locking.

    Locking the vehicle

    Close the driver’s door.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Comfort Access User Manual 07

    Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger for approx. 1 second without grasping the door handle.

    The following functions are executed:

    1. All doors, the trunk lid, and the fuel filler flap are locked.
    2. With alarm system: The alarm system will be switched on.

    Convenient closing

    Safety information

    Warning
    With convenient closing, body parts can be jammed. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the doors is clear during convenient closing.

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    Touch the grooved surface on the handle of a closed vehicle door with your finger and hold it there without grasping the door handle.
    In addition to locking, the windows and glass sunroof with sun protection will be closed.
    The exterior mirrors are folded in unless they were folded in during locking. The exterior mirrors are not folded in when the hazard warning flashers are switched on.

    Opening the trunk lid

    General information
    If you open the trunk lid via Comfort Access, locked doors will not be unlocked.
    To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area.

    Safety information

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    NOTICE
    During opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

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    Press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Opening and closing trunk lid with no-touch activation User Manual

    Opening and closing the trunk lid with no-touch activation

    Principle
    The trunk lid can be opened and closed with no-touch activation using the vehicle key you are carrying. Two sensors detect a forward-directed foot motion in the central rear area and the trunk lid is opened or closed.

    General information
    To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area. Selector lever position P must be engaged for the touchless opening of the trunk lid. If the vehicle key is in the sensor area, the trunk lid may open or close inadvertently if you unintentionally move your foot or if a foot movement is detected. The sensor has an approximate range of 5 f t/1.50 m extending from the rear of the vehicle. If you open the trunk lid with no-touch activation, locked doors will not be unlocked. Contactless opening and closing of the trunk lid must be activated in the settings.

    Safety information

    Warning
    During no-touch activation, vehicle parts may be touched, such as the hot exhaust gas system. There is a risk of injury. When moving your foot, make sure you have a firm stance and do not touch the vehicle.

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    NOTICE
    During the opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    Settings
    Contactless opening and closing of the tailgate can be switched on or off.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Tailgate”

    Performing the foot movement

    1. Stand in the middle behind the vehicle at approx. one arm’s length away from the rear end.
    2. Wave a foot under the vehicle in the driving direction and immediately pull it back. With this movement, the leg must pass through the ranges of both sensors.

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    Opening
    Perform the foot movement described earlier. Before the trunk lid opens, the hazard warning system flashes.

    Closing
    Perform the foot movement described earlier.
    The hazard warning system flashes and an acoustic signal sounds. Moving your foot again will stop the closing motion, and moving it one more time after that will re-open the trunk lid.

    System limits
    The detection of foot movement may be limited due to the following external conditions:

    • Ice, snow, or slush on the rear of the vehicle.
    • Dirt or road salt on the rear of the vehicle.

    Movement in the range of the sensors may cause unintended opening or closing of the cargo area, for instance, due to water running on when cleaning the vehicle or with heavy rainfall. To prevent such unintended opening or closing of the cargo area in such cases, keep the vehicle key at a sufficient distance from the rear of the vehicle.

    Touchless unlocking and locking of the vehicle

    Principle
    The vehicle will be unlocked when the driver approaches the locked vehicle with the vehicle key.
    When the driver walks away from the unlocked vehicle with the vehicle key, the vehicle will be locked.

    General information
    The vehicle will be unlocked when an authorized vehicle key is detected in the unlocking zone. The unlocking zone is located within a radius of approx. 3 ft/1 m around the door handles. The vehicle will be locked when the vehicle key leaves the locking zone. The locking zone is located within a radius of approx. 7 ft/2 m around the door handles. If the vehicle key is located in the unlocking zone for an extended period of time without movement, the vehicle will be locked automatically.

    If a passenger is detected in the front passenger seat during locking and the safety belt of the front passenger is engaged in the safety belt buckle during locking:

    •  The vehicle will be locked but not secured against theft.
    • The fuel filler flap remains unlocked.

    The behavior of the vehicle during touchless un‐locking/locking depends on the following settings:

    1. If the automatic unlocking is active.
    2. If the automatic locking is active.
    3. If only the driver’s door and the fuel filler flap or all access to the vehicle will be unlocked. Only driver’s door and fuel filler flap: the driver’s door and fuel filler flap will only be un‐locked when the driver approaches the vehicle on the driver’s side.
    4. All vehicle entry points: the vehicle will be un‐locked regardless of the side on which the driver approaches the vehicle.
    5. If the unlocking and locking of the vehicle is confirmed with a light signal or a sound signal.
    6. If the welcome light is switched on when the vehicle is being unlocked.
    7. If pathway lighting is activated during locking.
    8. If the exterior mirrors are automatically folded out and in when the vehicle is unlocked and locked.

    Functional requirements

    • The drive-ready state must be turned off.
    • Unlocking: when entering the unlocking zone, the doors and trunk lid must be closed.
    • Locking: when leaving the locking zone, the doors, and trunk lid must be closed.
    •  For touchless locking of the vehicle, no second vehicle key can be located in a radius of six meters around the vehicle.
    • If the vehicle has been in an idle state for several days, touchless unlocking locking is not possible until after the vehicle has been driven.
    • Malfunction

    • Vehicle key detection by the vehicle may mal‐function under the following circumstances:
    • The battery of the vehicle key is discharged. For replacing the battery, refer to page 83.
    • Fault of the radio link from transmission towers or other equipment with high transmitting power.
    • Shielding of the vehicle key due to metal objects.
    • Do not transport the vehicle key together with metal objects.
    • The fault of the radio link from mobile phones or other electronic devices in direct proximity to the vehicle key.
    • Do not carry the vehicle key in close proximity to other electronic devices.
    • Wet or snowy conditions may disrupt the locking request detection on the door handles. In the case of a malfunction, unlock and lock the vehicle using the buttons of the vehicle key or use the integrated key.
    • Additional information:

    • The integrated key, refer to page 94.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Trunk lid User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Trunk lid User Manual

    Trunk lid

    General information
    To avoid locking the vehicle key in the vehicle, do not place the vehicle key in the cargo area.
    Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it is possible to specify whether the trunk lid can be unlocked with the vehicle key and how the vehicle doors will respond to this.
    Selector lever position P must be engaged to open the trunk lid with the vehicle key.
    It may not be possible to open the trunk lid when the vehicle is in valet parking mode.
    The trunk lid can normally not be opened if the convertible top is not fully opened or closed. If the trunk lid can be opened, make sure it does not collide with the convertible top well storage cover.

    Additional information:
    For valet parking mode, refer to page 102.

    Safety information

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when operating the trunk lid. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    NOTICE
    During the opening, the trunk lid pivots back and up. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement of the trunk lid is clear during opening and closing.

    Opening and closing

    Opening From the outsideBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 01

    1. Unlock the vehicle and then press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.
    2. With Comfort Access: carry the vehicle key with you and press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.
    3. Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.
    4. When unlocking with the vehicle key, the doors may also be unlocked.

    Open from insideBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 03BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 05

    Press or pull the button in the storage compartment of the driver’s door.

    Closing

    Grasp the recess grips and pull the trunk lid down.
    With automatic tailgate operation: opening and closing

    Opening

    From the outside
     Unlock the vehicle and then press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.
    With Comfort Access: carry the vehicle key with you and press the button on the outer side of the trunk lid.

    • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 05Press and hold the button on the vehicle key for approx. 1 second.

    Depending on the setting, the doors may also be unlocked.

    From the inside
    Press the button in the storage compartment of the driver’s door.

    Interruption of the opening procedure The opening operation is interrupted:

    1. When the vehicle starts moving.
    2. By pressing the button on the outer side of the trunk lid. Pressing again closes the trunk lid.
    3. By pressing the button on the inside of the trunk lid. Pressing again closes the trunk lid.
    4. By pressing the button on the vehicle key. Pressing again continues the opening motion.
    5. By pressing or pulling the button in the driver’s door. Pressing again continues the opening motion.

    Closing From the outsideBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 01

    • Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.

    With Comfort Access:

    • BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 05Press the button on the inside of the trunk lid.

    The vehicle will be locked after closing the trunk lid. The driver’s door must be closed for this purpose and the vehicle key must be outside of the vehicle in the area of the trunk lid.

    From the inside

    BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk lid User Manual 05Pull and hold the button in the storage compartment of the driver’s door.

    An acoustic signal sounds before the trunk lid is closed.

    Interruption of the closing procedure
    The closing procedure is interrupted in the following situations:

    1. If the vehicle starts off with a jerky movement.
    2. By pressing the button on the outer side of the trunk lid. Pressing again reopens the trunk lid.
    3. By pressing the button on the inside of the trunk lid. Pressing again re-opens the trunk lid.
    4. By releasing the button in the driver’s door. Pulling again and holding continues the closing motion.

    Malfunction
    In the event of an electrical malfunction, operate the unlocked trunk lid manually with a slow and smooth motion.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Trunk Emergency Unlocking User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Trunk Emergency Unlocking User Manual

    Trunk Emergency UnlockingBMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Trunk Emergency Unlocking User Manual 01

    Pull the handle inside the cargo area.
    The trunk lid unlocks.

    Soft-close automatic function

    Safety information
    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed while operating the doors. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the doors is clear during opening and closing.

    Closing
    To close the doors, push lightly. Closing occurs automatically.

    Valet parking mode

    Principle
    In the valet parking mode, the Control Display is disabled. The operation via iDrive is no longer possible.
    E.g., this mode can be used when the vehicle is handed over for valet parking.

    General information
    In the valet parking mode, it is not possible to change vehicle settings via iDrive. Personal profiles cannot be changed. Personal data cannot be displayed.

    Additionally, the following actions are carried out:

    1. The volume of the audio system is limited.
    2. The integrated Universal Remote Control is deactivated.
    3. DSC cannot be switched off.
    4. Depending on the vehicle, the trunk lid can be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.

    Functional requirements

    1. At least one driver profile has been created.
    2. A driver profile or the guest profile is active.
    3. At least one driver profile has an assigned ConnectedDrive account.

    Accessing the menu for the valet parking mode

    Via the switch-off screen
    After switching off the drive-ready state the switch-off screen will be displayed. Select the entry for the valet parking mode on the switch-off screen.

    Via the display bar at the upper edge of the Control Display

    1. Tip the Controller up.
    2. “Valet parking mode”

    Via the vehicle settings

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “General settings”
    4. “Valet parking mode”

    Activating the valet parking mode

    General information
    Before activating the valet parking mode, a PIN must be set up to be able to deactivate the valet parking mode at a future time.
    The procedure for entering the PIN varies depending on the active driver profile.

    Driver profile with PIN
    A PIN has been stored for the active driver profile.
    It is not necessary to enter another PIN.

    1. “Lock tailgate as well”
      The trunk lid will be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.
    2. “Activate now”

    Driver profile without PIN
    A PIN must be assigned to the driver profile.

    1. “PIN”
    2. Enter PIN.
    3. “Lock tailgate as well”
    4. “Activate linkage”
    5. “Activate now”

    Guest profile
    The guest profile is the active driver profile. A PIN must be entered.

    1. “PIN”
    2. Enter PIN.
    3. “Lock tailgate as well”
      The trunk lid will be locked and disconnected from the central locking system.
    4. “Activate now”
      This PIN can be used once to deactivate the valet parking mode for the active guest profile.

    Deactivating valet parking mode

    General information
    The lock screen of the valet parking mode is displayed on the Control Display.
    The deactivation of the valet parking mode depends on which driver profile is selected on the lock screen.

    Driver profile with PIN
    Regardless of which driver activated the valet parking mode, a driver can deactivate the valet parking mode by entering his/her PIN.

    1. Select driver profile.
    2. Enter the assigned PIN for the driver profile.

    If you forgot the PIN, the valet parking mode must be deactivated by entering the assigned ConnectedDrive access data.

    Driver profile without PIN
    The valet parking mode was activated by another person. To deactivate the valet parking mode, a driver without a PIN has to enter the access data for his ConnectedDrive account.

    1. Select driver profile.
    2. Enter the ConnectedDrive access data assigned to the driver profile.

    Guest profile
    In the guest profile, the valet parking mode can only be deactivated if the valet parking mode was activated in the guest profile.

    1. Select guest profile.
    2. Enter the PIN that was specified during activation.

    If the PIN has been forgotten, the valet parking mode must be deactivated via a personal driver profile.

    Settings

    General information
    Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, various settings for opening and closing are possible.
    These settings are stored for the driver profile currently used.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Unlocking and locking User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Unlocking and locking User Manual

    Unlocking and locking

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Key button settings”
      4. Select the icon.
    4. Select the desired setting:
      • “Driver’s door only”
        Only the driver’s door and the fuel filler flap are unlocked. Pressing again unlocks the entire vehicle.
      • “All doors”
        The entire vehicle is unlocked.

    Confirmation signals from the vehicle

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. Deactivate or activate the desired confirmation signals:
      • “Flash when locking/unlocking” Unlocking is signaled by blinking twice, and locking by blinking once.
        With alarm system:
      • “Sound when locking/unlocking” Unlocking is confirmed with two sound signals, and locking is confirmed with one sound signal.

    Folding mirrors automatically

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Fold mirrors in when locked”

    Automatic unlocking

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. Select the desired setting:
    5. “Unlock doors when in Park”
    6. “Unlock at end of trip”
      After the drive-ready state is switched off by pressing the Start/Stop button, the locked vehicle is automatically unlocked.

    Automatic locking

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Lock in a few minutes”
      The vehicle locks automatically after a while if no door is opened after unlocking.

    Trunk lid

    Trunk lid and doors
    You can set up if only the trunk lid will be un‐locked or if the doors will also be unlocked when the trunk lid is unlocked
    Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, this setting may not be offered.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Key button settings”
      Select the icon.
      The text next to the icon indicates the current setting.
    4. Select the desired setting:
      “Tailgate”
      Depending on the equipment, the trunk lid will be unlocked or opened.
      “Tailgate and door(s)”
      Depending on the equipment, the trunk lid will be unlocked or opened and the doors are unlocked.
      “Tailgate opens only when the vehicle is unlocked.”
      The vehicle must be unlocked before the trunk lid can be used with the vehicle key.
      “Lock tailgate button”
      The operation of the trunk lid via the vehicle key is disabled.

    Comfort Access

    Touchless locking and unlocking
    Contactless locking and unlocking can be switched on or off.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Doors/ vehicle access”
    4. “Comfort access”

    Alarm system

    General information
    When the vehicle is locked, the vehicle alarm system reacts to the following changes:

    1. Opening a door, the hood, or the trunk lid.
    2. Movements in the car’s interior.
    3. Changes in the vehicle tilt, for instance, during attempts at stealing a wheel or when towing the vehicle.
    4. Disconnected battery voltage.
    5. Improper use of the socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis.
    6. Locking the vehicle while a device is connected to the socket for the OBD Onboard-Diagnosis.

    The alarm system signals these changes visually and acoustically

    • Acoustic alarm:
      Depending on local regulations, the acoustic alarm may be suppressed.
    • Visual alarm:
      By flashing of the hazard warning system and headlights, where required.
      Do not modify the system to ensure the functionality of the alarm system.

    Turning on/off
    The alarm system is switched on or off as soon as the vehicle is locked with the vehicle key or unlocked or locked via Comfort Access.

    Opening the doors with the alarm system switched on

    The alarm system is triggered when a door is opened if the door was unlocked using the integrated key in the door lock.

    Opening the trunk lid with the alarm system switched on

    The trunk lid can be opened even when the alarm system is switched on.
    After the trunk lid is closed, it is locked and monitored again provided the doors are locked. The hazard warning system flashes once.

    Panic mode

    You can trigger the alarm system if you find yourself in a dangerous situation.

    1. Press the button on the vehicle key and hold for at least 3 seconds.
    2. Briefly press the button on the vehicle key three times in succession.
    3. To switch off the alarm: press any button.

    Indicator light on the interior mirror

    • The indicator light flashes briefly every 2 seconds:
      The alarm system is switched on.
      The indicator light flashes for approx. 10 seconds, then it flashes briefly every 2 seconds: Interior motion sensor and tilt alarm sensor are not active, as the doors, hood, or trunk lid are not correctly closed. Correctly closed access points are secured.
      When the still-open access points are closed, the interior motion sensor and tilt alarm sensor will be switched on.
    • The indicator light goes out after unlocking: The vehicle has not been tampered with.
      The indicator light flashes after unlocking until the drive-ready state is switched on, but no longer than approx. 5 minutes:
      An alarm has been triggered.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual

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    Tilt alarm sensor

    The tilt of the vehicle is monitored.
    The alarm system responds in situations such as attempts to steal a wheel or when the vehicle is towed.

    Interior motion sensor

    The windows and the glass sunroof must be closed for the system to function properly.

    Avoiding unintentional alarms

    General information
    The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor can trigger an alarm, although no unauthorized action occurred.

    Possible situations for an unwanted alarm:

    •  In automatic car washes.
    • In duplex garages.
    • During transport on trains carrying vehicles, at sea or on a trailer.
    • With animals in the vehicle.
    • When the vehicle is locked after start of fueling.

    The tilt alarm sensor and the interior motion sensor can be switched off in such situations.

    Switching off the tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor

    Press the button on the vehicle key within 10 seconds as soon as the vehicle is locked.
    The indicator light lights up for approx. 2 seconds and then continues to flash.

    The tilt alarm sensor and interior motion sensor are switched off until the vehicle is locked again.

    Ending the alarm

    • Unlock the vehicle with the vehicle key.
    • Unlock the vehicle with the integrated key and activate the drive-ready state via emergency detection of the vehicle key. Malfunction, refer to page 84.
    • With Comfort Access: when carrying the vehicle key, grasp the driver’s door or front passenger door handle completely.

    Power windows

    General information
    The windows can be opened with the vehicle key from the outside as well as closed with Comfort Access.

    With Comfort Access:
    The windows can be closed from the outside via Comfort Access.
    When a window is often opened in the same position, this task can be performed by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. For instance when the same parking garage is frequently used.

    Additional information:

    • Vehicle key, refer to  page 80.
    • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, refer to page 52.

    Safety information

    Warning
    When operating the windows, body parts and objects can be jammed. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the windows is clear during opening and closing.

    Overview

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 01

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 02Power windows for individual windows

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 03Power windows for all windows

    Functional requirements
    The windows can be operated under the following conditions.

    • Standby state is switched on.
    •  Drive readiness is switched on.
      The vehicle key must be in the car’s interior.

    Opening

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 02Press the switch to the resistance point.

    The window opens while the switch is being held.

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 02Press the switch beyond the resistance point.

    The window opens automatically. Pressing the switch again stops the motion.

    Closing

    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 03Pull the switch to the resistance point.

    The window closes while the switch is being held.

    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 03Pull the switch beyond the resistance point.

    The window closes automatically if the door is closed. Pulling again stops the motion.

    Jam protection system

    Principle
    The jam protection prevents objects or body parts becoming jammed between the door frame and window while a window is being closed.

    General information
    If resistance or a blockage is detected while a window is being closed, the closing action is interrupted.

    Safety information

    Warning
    Accessories on the windows such as antennas can impact jam protection. There is a risk of in‐jury. Do not install accessories in the area of movement of the windows.

    Closing without the jam protection system

    In case of danger from the outside or if ice might prevent normal closing, proceed as follows:

    1. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 02Pull the switch past the resistance point and hold it there.
      The window closes with limited jam protection. If the closing force exceeds a specific threshold, closing is interrupted.
    2. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 02Pull the switch past the resistance point again within approx. 4 seconds and hold it there.
      The window closes without jam protection.

    Safety switch

    Principle
    The safety switch can be used to prevent children, for instance from opening and closing the rear windows using the switches in the rear.

    If an accident of a certain severity occurs, the safety function is switched off automatically.

    Turning on/off

    • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Tilt Alarm Sensor User Manual 03

    Press the button.

    The LED lights up if the safety function is switched on.

    Glass sunroof

    General information
    The glass sunroof and the sun protection are operated using the same switch.
    The glass sunroof can be opened from the out‐side with the vehicle key and also closed with Comfort Access.
    With Comfort Access: The glass sunroof can be closed from the outside via Comfort Access.

    Safety information

    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when operating the glass sunroof. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the glass sunroof is clear during opening and closing.

    Overview

    Opening/closing the glass sun‐roof.

    • Functional requirements
      The glass sunroof and the sun protection can be operated under the following conditions.
    • Standby state is switched on.
    •  Drive readiness is switched on.
      The vehicle key must be in the car’s interior.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible top User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible Top User Manual

    Convertible Top

    General information
    Follow the following information:

    • Close the convertible top when the vehicle is parked. A closed convertible top protects it from weather-related damage and to some extent from theft.
      Even when the convertible top is closed, only store valuables in the locked cargo area.
      At higher speeds, negative pressure produced in the vehicle interior causes the convertible top to begin to flutter. Increase the airflow via ventilation to prevent negative pressure in the vehicle.
      It is not possible to start the engine and operate the convertible top simultaneously. When the engine is started using the Start/Stop button or using the Auto Start/Stop function, the convertible top movement is briefly interrupted.
    • Opening a door interrupts the closure of the convertible top.
      In order to protect the battery, move the convertible top only when the engine is running.
      Before closing the convertible top, remove any foreign objects from the windshield frame; otherwise, the closing may be prevented.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Body parts can be jammed when opening and closing the convertible top. There is a risk of injury. When opening and closing the convertible top, observe the movement and keep the area of movement clear.

    Warning
    When operating the convertible top while driving, the view to the rear may be limited. At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h the convertible top stops in its current position. There may be a risk of accident and risk of damage to property. When operating the convertible top while driving, observe traffic attentively and, if necessary, reduce speed. Do not operate while re‐versing or in windy weather.

    Warning
    The convertible top is not suitable for the mounting of roof carrier systems. The roof carrier could come loose. There is a risk of an accident. Do not attach any roof carrier systems to the convertible top.

    Warning
    A convertible top that is not completely open or closed is not locked and can open by itself while driving due to the airstream. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the convertible top is always completely open or closed.

    Warning
    If there is a longer interruption of the convertible top movement with the drive-ready state ignition switched on, the convertible top and convertible top well storage cover remain in the current position for several minutes before they slowly go down. Lowering may need to be carried out in several stages. The stages are not maintained permanently. If the drive-ready state is switched off, the convertible top and convertible top well storage cover are lower already after a short period of time.
    There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the convertible top is completely open or closed. Keep the movement area of the convertible top unobstructed.

    NOTICE
    The incorrect operation can damage the convertible top and other parts of the vehicle.
    There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. During the operation, heed the following points:

    1. Keep the area of movement of the convertible top clear because the convertible top swivels out and upward. The maximum area of movement: is 98.5 inches/2.5 meters.
    2. Keep the area of movement of the convertible top well storage cover open because the convertible top well storage cover will pivot out to the rear. Maximum
    3. area of movement: 19.7 inches/0.5 meters.
    4. Fully close the trunk lid.
    5. Do not leave the convertible top open for more than a day while it is wet.
    6. Do not open the convertible top, if it is wet, covered in snow, iced up, or dirty.
    7. Do not place objects on the convertible top.
    8. Fully close the trunk lid.
    9. Do not leave the convertible top open for more than a day while it is wet.
    10. Do not open the convertible top, if it is wet, covered in snow, iced up, or dirty.
    11. Do not place objects on the convertible top.
    12. The rollover protection system may not be triggered.
    13. Do not operate the convertible top on uneven sections of the road.
    14. Always open or close the convertible top completely. The convertible top is only locked in its end positions.

    OverviewBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible Top  User Manual 01

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible Top  User Manual 02Convertible top switch

    Functional requirements
    The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to be able to move the convertible top.

    1. The maximum speed is 30 mph/50 km/h.
    2. The standby state is switched on and the brake pedal is depressed or the drive-ready state is switched on.
    3. The outside temperature is above 14 ℉/-10 ℃.
    4. The voltage of the vehicle’s electrical system is sufficient.
    5. The convertible top drive is not overheating.
    6. The windows can be opened and closed automatically.
    7. The trunk lid is closed.
    8. The cargo cover is folded down.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual

    Operating from the Inside

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual1Push the switch and hold it.

    The windows roll down and the convertible top opens while the switch is being pushed.

    Closing

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual1Pull the switch and hold it.
    The windows are lowered, the convertible top is closed, and the windows are raised again while the switch is being pulled.

    Preventing an interruption
    Push or pull the switch until the convertible top is completely open or closed and the end of the procedure is indicated by a Check Control message. Always make sure that the convertible top well storage cover is completely closed. Only if the convertible top is completely open or closed will the convertible top and convertible top well storage cover be locked.
    The convertible top movement is interrupted if the switch is released. The sequence can be continued in the desired direction using the switch.
    The convertible top movement is interrupted if the switch is released. The sequence can be continued in the desired direction using the switch.
    The convertible top and the convertible top well storage cover are not locked in this case. Operate the switch again until the convertible operation is terminated.

    Operation from the outside
    When equipped with Comfort Access the convertible top can also be operated from outside.
    Convenient opening and convenient closing via the vehicle key.

    Additional information:
    Vehicle key, refer to page 80.

    Cargo area partitionBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User ManuaL002

    Fold down the cargo area partition in the back so that the convertible top can be opened.
    Fold down the cargo area partition in the front in order to enlarge the cargo area capacity when the convertible top is closed.

    Manually closing the convertible top

    General information
    If there is a malfunction, the convertible top can be manually closed. Two people are necessary to do this.
    If possible, have a convertible top manually closed by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    Safety information
    Warning
    In case of an electrical malfunction, the convertible top cannot be locked in the fully open position. The convertible top will rise up while the vehicle is moving. There is a risk of an accident. Do not open the closed convertible top manually.

    Warning
    While manually lowering the convertible top, body parts can be jammed. With the one-sided operation, the convertible top can be damaged. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the convertible top and the convertible top well storage cover is free. Only close the convertible top manually with two people.

    Before closing

    1. Lower the side windows completely.
    2. Switching off, standby state.
    3. Start/Stop button, refer to page 135.
    4. Opening trunk lid.
    5. Take convertible top tools out of the cargo area.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual3
    6. Remove the screwdriver from the onboard vehicle tool kit.
    7. Unlock the convertible top well storage cover. This requires pulling both emergency unlocking Bowden cables out to the stop in succession.
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    8. When the convertible top well storage cover is unlocked, the trunk lid can no longer be opened.
    9. Remove urgently needed items from the cargo area before closing the trunk lid.

    NOTICE
    The trunk lid collides with the unlocked convertible top well storage cover during closing. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. When closing the trunk lid, make sure that the trunk lid does not collide with the convertible top well storage cover.

    Close the trunk lid. At the same time, press the convertible top well storage cover at the rear edges on the left and right down until contact with the trunk lid can be avoided.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Lifting out convertible top User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Lifting out Convertible Top User Manual

    Lifting out Convertible Top

    1. Grab both sides of the convertible top well storage cover on the side in the rear and swivel up and to the rear to the end position.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual5
    2. On both sides of the vehicle, grasp the front edge of the convertible top frame with one hand. With the other hand, grasp the end of the convertible top on the bottom edge.
      BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual6
    3. Lift out the convertible top and the convertible top ends on both sides simultaneously and swing it forward. When you do this, make sure that the convertible top ends do not push against other parts.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual8
    4. Place the convertible top onto the windshield frame and close the convertible top well storage cover. The end of the convertible top must be folded up for this purpose.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Operating from the Inside User Manual9
    5. Fold the end of the convertible top down onto the convertible top well storage cover.

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    Locking the convertible top in the front

    1. Carefully remove the cover in the center of the front convertible top frame.
    2. Insert the convertible top tool into the convertible top lock.
      While a person presses the front convertible top frame from the outside onto the middle of the windshield frame: turn the convertible top tool counter-clockwise until the front convertible frame is locked with the front windshield frame.

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    NOTICE
    When driving in the rain or on a wet road surface with the convertible top locked only in the front, water will penetrate the car’s interior. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not drive in the rain or on a wet road surface with the convertible top locked only in the front.

    NOTICE
    Driving faster than 50 mph/80 km/h with the convertible locked only in the front may damage the convertible top. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. When driving with the convertible top locked only in the front, do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.

    Have the convertible top checked by a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

    Wind deflector

    Principle
    The wind deflector reduces the air movement in the vehicle interior when driving with the convertible top down.
    The wind deflector is most effective when the side windows are closed.

    General information
    A protective jacket for the removed wind deflector is located in the cargo area.
    Make sure the wind deflector is dry before stowing it in the protective jacket.

    Safety information
    Warning

    Body parts can be jammed when operating the wind deflector. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement around the wind deflector is clear when installing and removing it and folding it up.

    Warning
    Objects placed on the installed wind deflector can be thrown into the car’s interior or endanger other road users, for instance in case of an accident, braking or evasive maneuver. The objects can damage the wind deflector. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Do not place any objects on the installed wind deflector.

    Warning
    A wind deflector that has not been mounted correctly may fly off and be thrown into the vehicle or endanger other road users. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property.
    Before driving, make sure that the retaining pins are engaged in the fixing points and that the wind deflector is mounted securely.

    Warning
    Operating the wind deflector while driving can distract from the surrounding traffic. There is a risk of accident. Operate the wind deflector only when the vehicle is stationary.

    NOTICE
    When moving the front seats back, the wind deflector can be damaged. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement is clear prior to moving the front seats back.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual

    Installing

    The wind deflector is located in a protective jacket in the cargo area.

    1. Take the wind deflector out of the protective jacket.
    2. Fully unfold the wind deflector so that the handle, arrow 1, folds down and locks the wind deflector.
      MW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 01
    3. Open the rear side window, if necessary.
    4. Insert wind deflector from one side of the vehicle with the pins in the corresponding fixing points on the opposite side of the vehicle.
      MW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 02
    5. To release the lock, fold the handle up and hold it.MW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 03
    6. Press the wind deflector inwardly and up, arrow 1, to the extent that the wind deflector can be positioned in front of the fixing points on the installation side.
    7. Release the handle.
    8. Press the wind deflector downward, while inserting the pins in the corresponding fixing points, arrows 2.
      MW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 04
    9. Press the wind deflector downward in the middle, until the handle engages, arrows 1.
    10. Grasp the inner framework of the wind deflector and fold it up, arrow 2.

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    Removing

    1. Fold the handle up to unlock the wind deflector.
    2. Proceed in reverse order to remove the wind deflector.

    Seats, mirrors, and steering wheel

    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.

    Sitting safely

    An ideal seat position that meets the needs of the occupants can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.
    In the event of an accident, the correct seat position plays an important role. Follow the information in the following chapters.

    Additional information:

    1. For seats, refer to page 116.
    2. For safety belts, refer to page 119.
    3. For head restraints, refer to page 121.
    4. Airbags, refer to page 181.

    Seats

    Safety information
    Warning
    Seat setting while driving can lead to unexpected movements of the seat. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of an accident. Only adjust the seat on the driver’s side when the vehicle is stationary.

    Warning
    With a backrest inclined too far to the rear, the protective effect of the safety belt can no longer be ensured. There is a risk of sliding under the safety belt in an accident. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Adjust the seat prior to starting the trip. Adjust the backrest so that it is in the most upright position possible and do not adjust it again while driving.

    Warning
    There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

    Electrically adjustable seats

    General information
    The seat setting for the driver’s seat is stored for the driver profile currently used. When a driver profile is selected, the stored position is called up automatically.
    The current seat position can be stored using the memory function.

    OverviewMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 06

    1. Backrest width
    2. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt 3 Backrest tilt, head restraint
    3. Lumbar support
    4. Longitudinal direction

    Press switch forward or backward.

    HeightMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 08

    Press the switch up or down.

    Seat tiltMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 09

    Tilt switch up or down.

    Backrest tiltMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 10

    Tilt switch forward or backward.

    Thigh support

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    Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push the thigh support forward or back.

    Lumbar support

    Principle
    The curvature of the seat backrest can be adjusted in a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine. The lower back and the spine are supported for upright sitting position.

    Adjusting

    • MW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing User Manual 12Press the front/rear section of the button:
      The curvature is increased/decreased.
    • Press the upper/lower section of the button:
      The curvature is shifted up/down.

    Functional limitations
    It may not be possible to adjust the lumbar support at very high and very low temperatures.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Backrest Width User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Backrest Width User Manual

    Backrest Width

    Principle
    Adjusting the backrest width may improve lateral support when taking corners.

    General information
    The backrest width is changed by adjusting the side sections of the backrest.

    Adjusting

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Backrest Width User Manual 01

    • Press the front section of the button:
      The backrest width decreases.
    • Press the rear section of the button:
      The backrest width increases.
    • Functional limitations
      It may not be possible to adjust the backrest width at very high and very low temperatures.
    • Entering the rear

    • Safety information
      Warning
      There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.
    • Warning
      Unexpected movements of the rear seat backrest while driving may occur if the rear seat backrest is unlocked. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of injury. Fold back and lock the backrests before driving. Make sure the backrest engages correctly by slightly moving forward and back.

    Fold the seat backrest forward

    1. Pull the loop.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Backrest Width User Manual 02
    2. Fold the seat backrest forward.

    For equipment specification with M sport seat:

    1. Pull the lever.BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Backrest Width User Manual 03
    2. Fold the seat backrest forward.

    To make entry to the rear easier, the seat will automatically move to the most forward position.
    The process will be terminated when the switch for the forward/back adjustment is pressed or the backrest is reclined.

    Push the seat backrest rearward
    Push the seat backrest rearward and lock it.
    The seat moves automatically to the last seat position that was stored.
    Pulling the loop again stops the motion.

    Safety belts

    General information
    The vehicle is fitted with four safety belts to ensure occupant safety. However, they can only unfold their protective effect when adjusted correctly.
    Always make sure that safety belts are worn by the occupants before driving off. The airbags supplement the safety belts as an additional safety device. The airbags do not replace safety belts.
    All belt fastening points are designed to achieve the best possible protective effect of the safety belts with proper use of the safety belts and correct seat settings. For notes on sitting safely, refer to page 116.

    Safety information
    Warning
    The use of a safety belt to buckle more than one person will potentially defeat the ability of the safety belt to serve its protective function. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not allow more than one person to wear a single safety belt. Infants and children are not allowed on an occupant’s lap but must be transported and secured in designated child restraint systems.

    Warning
    The protective effect of safety gear, including safety belts, can be limited or lost when safety belts are fastened incorrectly. An incorrectly fastened safety belt can cause additional injuries, for instance in the event of an accident, braking, or evasive maneuvers. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that all occupants are wearing safety belts correctly.

    Warning
    The protective effect of safety gear, including safety belts, may not be fully functional or fail in the following situations:

    The safety belts or safety belt buckles are damaged, soiled, or changed in any other way.
    Seat belt tensioners or belt retractors were modified.
    Safety belts can be imperceptibly damaged in the event of an accident. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not modify safety belts, safety belt buckles, seat belt tensioners, belt retractors or belt anchors, and keep them clean. Have the safety belts checked after an accident at the dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Correct use of safety belts User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Correct use of safety Belts User Manual

    Correct use of safety Belts

    • Wear the safety belt twist-free and tight to your body over your lap and shoulders.
    • Wear the safety belt deep on your hips over your lap. The safety belt may not press on your stomach.
    • Do not rub the safety belt against sharp edges, or guide it or jam it in across hard or fragile objects.
    • Avoid thick clothing.
    • Re-tighten the safety belt frequently upward around your upper body.

    Buckling the safety belt

    1. Guide the safety belt slowly over the shoulder and hip to put it on.
    2. Insert the tongue plate into the safety belt buckle. The safety belt buckle must engage audibly.

    Unbuckling the safety belt

    1. Hold the safety belt firmly.
    2. Press the red button on the safety belt buckle.
    3. Guide the safety belt back into its roll-up mechanism.

    Safety belt reminder for driver’s seat and front passenger seat

    General information
    The safety belt reminder is issued when the driver’s safety belt is not buckled.

    The safety belt reminder is also active when the front passenger seat belt is not buckled or objects are on the front passenger seat.
    The safety belt reminder is also activated when a passenger unbuckles a safety belt during the trip.

    Display in the instrument cluster

    The indicator light lights up and a signal sounds. Make sure that the safety belts are positioned correctly. The safety belt reminder can also be activated if objects are placed on the front passenger seat.

    Safety belt reminder for rear seats

    General information
    The safety belt reminder is automatically activated each time the engine starts.
    The safety belt reminder is also activated when a passenger unbuckles a rear seat safety belt during the trip.

    Display in the instrument cluster

    The indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates after the engine is started.
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    Front head restraints

    General information
    The current head restraint position can be stored using the memory function.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Removal or incorrect adjustment of head restraints can cause injuries in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

    Before driving, install the removed head restraints on the occupied seats.
    Adjust the head restraint so its center supports the back of the head at as close to eye level as possible.
    Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head. Adjust the distance via the backrest tilt as needed.

    • Warning
      Body parts can be jammed when moving the head restraint. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement is clear when moving the head restraint.

    Warning
    Objects on the head restraint reduce the protective effect in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

    1. Do not use the seat or head restraint covers.
    2. Do not hang objects, for instance, clothes hangers, directly on the head restraint.
    3. Only use accessories that have been determined to be safe for attachment to a head restraint.
    4. Do not use any accessories, for instance, pillows, while driving.

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    Press the switch up or down.
    To prevent a collision of the head restraint with the convertible top, the head restraint cannot be adjusted in height in certain seat positions. Move the seat into a lower position for head restraint adjustment.

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    • Back: press the button and push the head restraint toward the rear.
    • Forward: pull the head restraint toward the front.
    • After setting the distance, make sure that the head restraint engages correctly.

    Adjusting the distance: M Sport seat
    The distance to the back of the head is adjusted via the backrest tilt.
    Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head.

    Removing
    The head restraints cannot be removed.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear head restraints User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual

    Rear Head Restraints

    Safety information
    Warning
    Objects on the head restraint reduce the protective effect in the head and neck area. There is a risk of injury.

    1. Do not use the seat or head restraint covers.
    2. Do not hang objects, for instance, clothes hangers, directly on the head restraint.
    3. Only use accessories that have been determined to be safe for attachment to a head restraint.
    4. Do not use any accessories, for instance, pillows, while driving.

    Adjusting the height
    The height of the head restraints cannot be set.

    Removing
    The head restraints cannot be removed.

    Exterior mirrors

    General information
    The mirror on the front passenger side is more curved than the driver’s side mirror.

    The mirror set is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When a driver profile is selected, the stored position is called up automatically.
    The current exterior mirror position can be stored using the memory function.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. The distance to the road users behind could be incorrectly estimated, for instance, while changing lanes. There is a risk of an accident. Estimate the distance to the traffic behind by looking over your shoulder.

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    1. Adjusting
    2. Selecting a mirror, Automatic Curb Monitor
    3. Folding in and out

    Adjusting electrically

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual01Press the button.

    The selected mirror moves along with the button movement.

    Selecting a mirror

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual 02To change over to the other mirror: Slide the switch.

    Malfunction
    In case of an electrical malfunction, adjust the mirror by pressing the edges of the mirror glass.
    Folding in and out

    NOTICE
    Depending on the vehicle’s width, the vehicle can be damaged in car washes. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Before washing, fold in the mirrors by hand or with the button.

    BMW 8 Series BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual 01Press the button.

    Folding is only possible up to a speed of approx. 15 mph/20 km/h.

    Folding the mirrors in and out is helpful in the following situations:

    • In car washes.
      On narrow roads.
      Mirrors that were folded in are folded out automatically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.

    Automatic heating
    Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated as needed and when the drive-ready state is switched on.

    Automatic dimming feature

    The exterior mirror on the driver’s side is automatically dimmed. Photocells in the interior mirror are used to control this.

    Automatic Curb Monitor

    Principle
    If the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass on the front passenger side is tilted downward. This improves your view of the curb and other low-ly‐ing obstacles when parking, for instance.

    Activating

    1. Slide the switch to the driver’s side mirror position.
    2. Engage selector lever position R.

    Deactivating
    Slide the switch to the front passenger’s side mirror position.

    Interior mirror

    General information
    The interior mirror is dimmed automatically. Photocells are used for control:

    • In the mirror glass.
      On the rear of the mirror.

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    Functional requirements
    Keep the photocells clean.
    Do not cover the area between the interior mirror and the windshield.

    Steering wheel

    Safety information
    Warning
    Steering wheel adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected steering wheel movements. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Adjust the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary only.

    Electric steering wheel adjustment

    General information
    The steering wheel adjustment is stored for the driver profile currently in use. When a driver pro‐file is selected, the position is accessed automatically when the drive-ready state is switched on.
    The current steering wheel position can be stored using the memory function.
    To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, the steering wheel moves temporarily into the upper position.

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    Press the switch to adjust the forward/back position and height of the steering wheel to the seat position.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steering wheel heating User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steering Wheel Heating User Manual

    Steering Wheel Heating

    OverviewBMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Steering Wheel Heating User Manual 01

    Button for steering wheel heating

    Turning on/off

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual03Press the button.
    A Check Control message is displayed.
    If the trip is resumed within approx. 15 minutes after an intermediate stop, the steering wheel heating turns on automatically if the function was turned on at the completion of the last trip.

    Memory function

    Principle
    The following settings can be stored and, if necessary, retrieved using the memory function:

    1. Seat position.
    2. Exterior mirror position.
    3. Steering wheel position.

    Height of the Head-up Display.

    General information
    Two memory locations with different settings can be set for each driver profile.

    The following settings are not stored:

    • Backrest width.
      Lumbar support.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Using the memory function while driving can lead to unexpected seat or steering wheel movements. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Only retrieve the memory function when the vehicle is stationary.

    Warning
    There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

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    The memory buttons are located on the front doors.

    Storing

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    1. Set the desired position.
    2. Press the button. The writing on the button lights up.
    3. Press desired button 1 or 2 while the LED is lit. A signal sounds.

    Calling up settings
    Press the desired button 1 or 2. The stored position is called up.

    The procedure stops when a switch for setting the seat is pressed or one of the memory buttons is pressed again.
    The adjustment of the seat position on the driver’s side is interrupted after a short time while driving.

    Seat and armrest heating

    Principle
    The system heats seats and armrests as needed.

    General information
    Seat heating can also be used without armrest heating. Deactivate the armrest heating as needed.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual04Seat and armrest heating

    Turning on

    1. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual04Press the button.
    2. Select the temperature level:
      • Press the button once for each level.
      • Turn the Controller until the desired level is reached. Press the Controller.
      • Select the desired level on the touch‐screen..

    Highest level is reached when three red LEDs light up on the button or three red bars are shown on the Control Display.
    If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, the functions are switched on automatically with the temperature selected last.
    When ECO PRO is activated, the heating output is reduced.

    Additional information:
    ECO PRO, refer to page 307.

    Turning off

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual04Press and hold the button, until the LEDs turn off.

    Seat heating distribution

    The heating effect in the seat cushion and the seat backrest can be distributed in different ways.

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Climate control”
    4. Select the desired menu item.
    5. Select the desired seat.
    6. Press the Controller and turn it to set the seat heating distribution.

    Switching armrest heating on/off

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Climate control”
    4. “Seat and armrest heating”
    5. Select desired seat.
    6. “Heat armrests with seat”

    Air collar

    Principle
    The air collar ensures just the right temperature for the neck area via supply of warm air.
    General information
    When the convertible top is open, the air feed and the temperature are adjusted according to speed and outside temperature.
    When the convertible top is closed, the three adjustable settings are independent of speed and outside temperature.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Very hot air can escape from the vents. Thus, there is a risk of burns in the immediate area of the vents. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that sufficient distance from the vents is maintained. If necessary, adjust the air supply.

    NOTICE
    By covering the vent of the air collar, the heat cannot escape as intended. The heat builds up. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not cover the vents, for instance with covers.

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    Air collar

    Turning on

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual05Press the button once for each level.

    The maximum temperature and blower output is reached when three LEDs are lit.
    If ECO PRO is activated, the air collar may be temporarily deactivated.

    Additional information:
    ECO PRO, refer to page 307.

    Turning off

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual05Press and hold the button until the LEDs turn off.

    Principle
    Integrated fans in the seat and armrest areas ex‐tract air from the vehicle interior and thereby provide a comfortable seat temperature.

    General information
    Depending on the setting of the automatic climate control, the cooling output will be increased or reduced.
    Air conditioning can be adjusted individually by manually setting the temperature of the ventilation and the air distribution.
    For maximum cooling output, set the manual air distribution to the upper body area.

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    Active seat ventilation

    Turning on

    1. BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual05Press the button.
    2. Select the ventilation level:
      • Press the button once for each level.
      • Turn the Controller until the desired level is reached. Press the Controller.
      • Select the desired level on the touch‐screen.

    Highest level is reached when three blue LEDs light up on the button or three blue bars are shown on the Control Display.

    Turning off

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual05Press and hold the button, until the LEDs turn off.

    Seat climate control

    Principle
    The seat climate control combines the functions of seat heating and active seat ventilation.

    General information
    The seat heating and active seat ventilation are operated with a common button on the climate control panel.
    When both systems are active, a push of the but‐ton reduces the intensity of both functions by one level each.
    The last active function or function that is configured with higher intensity will be activated directly when the system is switched on again. When both functions with the same intensity configuration are deactivated, the system will automatically activate the seat heating.

    Overview

    Seat climate control

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    Turning on

    1. Press the button.
    2. Select the desired setting via the touch‐screen.
      One red and one blue LED each will illuminate.

    Turning off

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Rear Head Restraints User Manual08Press and hold the button, until the LEDs turn off.

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  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Climate Control Rules User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Climate Control Rules User Manual

    Climate Control Rules

    Principle
    Depending on the equipment, some heating and cooling functions can be automatically activated depending on the outside temperature.

    General information
    The outside temperature at which the functions are to be automatically activated can be set via iDrive.
    Activation is performed if the outside temperature exceeds or falls below the set temperature in the first few minutes after the drive-ready state has been switched on. A new alignment is carried out after the settings have been changed.

    Depending on the equipment package, the following functions can be automatically activated:

    • Seat heating.
      Steering wheel heating
      Seat ventilation.

    If the trip is continued within approx. 15 minutes after a stop, the functions are activated automatically with the levels that were last selected.

    Functional requirement
    Drive-ready state is switched on.

    Activate/deactivate

    1. “CAR”
    2. “Settings”
    3. “Climate control”
    4. If necessary, “Automate habits”
    5. Select the desired function.
    6. Activate the desired rule.
    7. Set the level.

    Transporting children safely

    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.

    The right place for children

    Safety information

    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:

    • Pressing the Start/Stop button.
      Releasing the parking brake.
      Opening and closing the doors or windows.
      Engaging selector lever position N.
      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.
    • Warning
      A heated vehicle may result in death to persons, especially children, or animals. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not leave per‐sons, especially children, or animals unattended in the vehicle.
    • Warning
      Exposure to intense sunlight can cause child restraint systems and their components to become very hot. Persons may sustain burn injuries when touching the hot components. There is a risk of injury. Do not expose the child restraint system to direct sunlight or cover where necessary. If necessary, let the child restraint system cool down before transporting a child. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle.

    Transport children in the rear seat

    General information
    Accident research shows that the safest place for children is in the rear seat.
    Children younger than 13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm should be transported in the rear seat in suitable child restraint systems de‐signed for the age, weight and size of the child. Children 13 years of age or older must wear a safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint system can no longer be used due to their age, weight, or size.

    Safety information
    Warning
    The safety belt cannot be fastened correctly on children shorter than 5 ft, 150 cm without suitable additional child restraint systems. The protective effect of safety gear, including safety belts, can be limited or lost when safety belts are fastened incorrectly. An incorrectly fastened safety belt can cause additional injuries, for in‐stance in the event of an accident, braking or evasive maneuvers. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Secure children shorter than 5 ft, 150 cm using suitable child restraint systems.

    Children in the front passenger seat

    General information
    Before using a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, ensure that the front, knee, and side airbags on the front passenger side are deactivated.

    Additional information:
    For automatic deactivation of front passenger airbags, refer to page 184.

    Safety information
    Warning
    Active front passenger airbags can injure a child in a child restraint system when the airbags are activated. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the front passenger airbags are deactivated and that the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator light lights up.

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    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing child restraint systems User Manual

    BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Installing Child Restraint Systems User Manual

    Installing Child Restraint Systems

    General information

    Pay attention to the specifications and the operating and safety information of the child restraint system manufacturer when selecting, installing, and using child restraint systems.

    Safety information
    Warning
    The protective effect of child restraint systems and their fastening systems which have been damaged or exposed to an accident can be limited or lost. A child cannot be properly restrained in the event of an accident, braking, or evasive maneuvers. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Do not use child restraint systems that have been damaged or exposed to an accident. If a child restraint system and its fastening system have been damaged or exposed to an accident, have these systems checked and replaced by the dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop?

    Warning
    The stability of the child restraint system is limited or compromised by incorrect seat settings or improper installation of the child seat. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that the child restraint system fits securely against the backrest. If possible, adjust the backrest tilt for all affected backrests and correctly adjust the seats. Make sure that seats and backrests are securely engaged or locked. If possible, adjust the height of the head re‐strains or remove them.

    On the front passenger seat
    Deactivating airbags

    Warning
    Active front passenger airbags can injure a child in a child restraint system when the airbags are activated. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the front passenger airbags are deactivated and that the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator light lights up.

    Before installing a child restraint system in the front passenger seat, make sure that the front, knee and side airbags on the front passenger side are deactivated.

    Additional information:
    For automatic deactivation of front passenger airbags, refer to page 184.

    Seat position and height
    After installing a child restraint system, move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go and, if possible, bring it up to the highest position. This seat position and height ensure the best possible position for the belt and offers optimal protection in the event of an accident. If the upper attachment point of the safety belt is located in front of the belt guide of the child seat, move the front passenger seat carefully forward until the best possible belt guide position is reached.

    Backrest width
    Adjustable backrest width: before installing a child restraint system in the front passenger seat, open the backrest width completely. Do not change the backrest width again and do not call up a memory position.

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    The safety belts in the rear and the front passenger safety belt can be permanently locked to fasten child restraint systems.

    Locking the safety belt

    1. Pull out the belt strap completely.
    2. Secure the child restraint system with the safety belt.
    3. Allow the belt strap to be pulled in and pull it tight against the child restraint system. The safety belt is disabled.

    Unlocking the safety belt

    1. Unbuckle the safety belt buckle.
    2. Remove the child restraint system.
    3. Allow the belt strap to be pulled in completely.

    LATCH child seat mountings

    General information
    LATCH: Lower Anchors and Tether for Children. Pay attention to the specifications and the operating and safety information from the child restraint system manufacturer when selecting, in‐stalling, and using LATCH child restraint fixing systems.

    Mounts for the lower LATCH anchors

    General information
    The lower anchors may be used to attach the CRS to the vehicle seat up to a combined child and CRS weight of 65 lbs/30 kg when the child is restrained by the internal harnesses.

    Safety information
    Warning
    If the LATCH child restraint fixing systems are not correctly engaged, the protective effect of the LATCH child restraint fixing system is limited. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that the lower mountings are securely engaged and that the LATCH child restraint fixing system fits securely against the backrest.

    Warning
    The attachment points for child restraint systems in the vehicle are intended for attaching child restraint systems only. When other objects are mounted, the attachment points can be damaged. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Attach only child restraint systems at the corresponding attachment points.

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    Before installing LATCH child restraint fixing systems

    Pull the safety belt away from the area of the child seat mountings.

    Assembly of LATCH child restraint fixing systems

    1. Install child restraint system, see manufacturer’s information.
    2. Ensure that both LATCH anchors are properly engaged.

    Child restraint systems with a tether strap

    Safety information

    Warning
    If the upper retaining strap is incorrectly used for the child restraint system, the protective effect is reduced. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the upper retaining strap does not run over sharp edges and is not twisted as it passes the upper anchor.

    Warning
    If the rear backrest is not locked, the protective effect of the child restraint system is limited or there is none. In certain situations, for instance braking maneuvers or in case of an accident, the rear backrest can fold forward. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that the rear backrests are locked.

    Warning
    The attachment points for child restraint systems in the vehicle are intended for attaching child restraint systems only. When other objects are mounted, the attachment points can be damaged. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Attach only child restraint systems at the corresponding attachment points.

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    1. Driving direction
    2. Head restraint
    3. Hook for the upper retaining strap
    4. Attachment point/eye
    5. Seat backrest
    6. Upper retaining strap

    Attaching the upper retaining strap to the attachment point

    1. Release the backrest, and tilt it forward.
    2. Guide the upper retaining strap over the head restraint to the anchor.
    3. Hook the hook of the retaining strap to the attachment point.
    4. Fold back the backrest of the rear seat. Make sure that the retaining strap cannot be jammed when folding back and locking the rear seat backrest.
    5. Tighten the retaining strap.
    6. Push the seat backrest rearward and lock it.

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