Owner's Handbook for Vehicle
Congratulations on your choice of a BMW. The better you are acquainted with your car, the easier you will find it is to handle. We would therefore like to offer you the following advice:
BMW Owner's Manuals. Please read the Owner's Handbook before setting out in your new BMW. Also use the integrated Owner's Handbook in your vehicle. It contains important notes on how to operate the car, enabling you to derive maximum benefit from the technical advantages of your BMW. It also contains useful information which will help you to uphold both your BMW's operating safety and its full resale value.
BMW Service Manuals. Updates to the printed or integrated Owner's Handbook after going to press are located as needed in the appendix to the printed quick reference to the vehicle.
Supplementary information is provided in the other documents of on-board literature. We wish you a safe and enjoyable journey,BMW AG
About this Owner’s Handbook
The quickest access to a particular topic or item is by consulting the alphabetical index.The first chapter is recommended for an initial overview of the vehicle.
Updates after going to press Updates to the Owner's Handbook after going to press are found in the appendix of the printed quick reference to the vehicle.
This Owner's Handbook describes all models and all standard, national and special equipment provided in the model series. This Owner's Handbook therefore also describes and illustrates equipment not present in your vehicle, for example due to selected special equipment and national version. That also applies to safety-relevant functions and systems.
BMW Wiring Diagrams. If certain equipment and models are not described in this Owner's Handbook, refer to the Supplementary Owner's Handbooks provided. In right-hand drive vehicles, some of the control functions are arranged differently from those shown in the illustrations.
BMW Parts and accessories
BMW recommends using parts and accessory products that are specifically approved for this purpose by BMW.
You are recommended to consult a BMW Service centre for advice on genuine BMW parts and accessories, other BMW approved products and competent advice on all related matters. The safety and compatibility of these products in conjunction with BMW vehicles have been checked by BMW.
BMW accepts product liability for them. BMW cannot accept liability for parts or accessory products of any kind which it has not approved.
BMW is unable to assess each individual product of outside origin as to its suitability for use on BMW vehicles without safety risk. Nor can suitability be assured if an official permit has been issued for it in a specific country. Tests performed for such permits cannot always cover all operating conditions for BMW vehicles, and some of them therefore are insufficient.
Using this Owner's Manual
This Supplementary Owner's Handbook contains all important equipment information, operating instructions, and technical data of the BMW 1-Series M Coupe that differ from the BMW 1-Series. Descriptions that are not contained in this Supplementary Owner's Handbook can be found in the Owner's Manual for Vehicle or in the additional brochures that may be included in the onboard literature.
We have tried to make the information in this Supplementary Owner's Handbook easy to locate. The fastest way to find specific topics is to refer to the detailed index at the back of the manual. If you wish to gain an initial overview of your vehicle, you will find this in the first chapter.
Should you sell your BMW one day, please remember to hand over the Supplementary Owner's Handbook as well; it is an important component of your vehicle.
Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.
If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.