Automatic idle state
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
▷ Depending on the setting via iDrive, if one of
the front doors is opened when exiting the
The idle state is not automatically established
while a phone call is active.
Establishing idle state when
opening the front doors
2. "Vehicle settings"
4. "Turn off after door opening"
Manual idle state
To establish idle state in the vehicle after end of
Press and hold the button until
the OFF indicator on the instru‐
ment cluster goes out.
When standby state is switched on, most func‐
tions can be used while the vehicle is stationary.
Desired settings can be adjusted.
The vehicle is in the standby state after the front
doors are opened from the outside.
Display in the instrument cluster
OFF is displayed in the instru‐
ment cluster. The drivetrain is
switched off and standby state
Switching on drive-ready state corresponds to
starting the engine.
Some functions, such as DSC Dynamic Stability
Control, can only be used with drive-ready state
Follow further information on the drive-ready
state, refer to page 108.
Switching on drive-ready state
Drive-ready state is switched on
via the Start/Stop button:
Depress the brake pedal.
2. Press the Start/Stop button.
AT A GLANCE
Idle state, standby state, and drive-ready state
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