2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan — Owner's Manual – Page #120

Posted on 21 Feb, 2020
Model: 2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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Steptronic transmission
The Steptronic transmission combines the func‐
tions of an automatic transmission with the pos‐
sibility of manual shifting, if needed.
Safety information
An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and
possibly roll away. There is a risk of accident.
Before exiting, secure the vehicle against roll‐
In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured
against rolling away, follow the following:
Set the parking brake.
On uphill grades or on a downhill slope,
turn the front wheels in the direction of the
On uphill grades or on a downhill slope,
also secure the vehicle, for instance with a
wheel chock.
Selector lever positions
Drive mode D
Selector lever position for normal vehicle opera‐
tion. All gears for forward travel are activated au‐
R is reverse
Engage selector lever position R only when the
vehicle is stationary.
Neutral N
The vehicle may be pushed or roll without power,
for instance in vehicle washes, refer to
page 121, in selector lever position N.
Parking position P
Selector lever position, for instance for parking
the vehicle. The transmission blocks the drive
wheels in selector lever position P.
Engage selector lever position P only when the
vehicle is stationary.
Selector lever position P is engaged automati‐
cally in situations such as the following:
After the drive-ready state is switched off and
selector lever position R, D or M/S is en‐
If the driver's safety belt is unbuckled, the
driver's door is opened, and the brake pedal
is not pressed while the vehicle is stationary
and selector lever position D, M/S or R is en‐
After the standby state has been switched off
when selector lever position N is engaged.
Engaging selector lever
General information
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you
select a drive mode, maintain pressure on the
brake pedal until you are ready to start.
Functional requirements
Only when the drive-ready state is switched on
and the brake pedal is depressed is it possible to
change from selector lever position P to another
selector lever position.
The selection lever position P cannot be
changed until all technical requirements are met.
Engaging selector lever position D,
N, R
A selector lever lock prevents the following faulty
Unintentional shifting into selector lever posi‐
tion R.
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