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BMW 7 Series: Stationary climate control through Remote Engine Start

Concept

Stationary climate control cools or heats the car's interior prior to departure to a comfortable temperature.

The system automatically cools, vents, and heats depending on the interior, external, and set temperature. Snow and ice may be removed more easily.

The system starts the engine automatically and allows it to run for a limited period of time.

Safety information

DANGER


If the exhaust pipe is blocked or ventilation is insufficient, harmful exhaust gases can pollute the area in and around the vehicle or enter into the vehicle. The exhaust gases contain pollutants which are colorless and odorless. In enclosed areas or areas with insufficient ventilation, exhaust gases can also accumulate outside of the vehicle. There is danger to life.

Keep the exhaust pipe free and ensure sufficient ventilation. Do not switch on stationary climate control in enclosed areas or areas with insufficient ventilation, e.g. in enclosed garages.

Warning


When stationary climate control is in operation, high temperatures can occur underneath the body, for instance caused by the exhaust gas system. If combustible materials, such as leaves or grass, come in contact with hot parts of the exhaust gas system, these materials can ignite. There is a risk of fire. Make sure that no combustible materials can come in contact with hot vehicle parts during stationary climate control operation, e.g. leaves, grass, gas, gasoline, oil or other combustible objects.

Functional requirements

  • The vehicle is in idle state or standby state and not in drive-ready state.
  • Battery is sufficiently charged.
  • For reasons of safety, the system can only be switched on twice consecutively. The system will be available again as soon as the driveready state is activated and deactivated again.
  • The fuel tank capacity is sufficient.
  • Hood is closed.
  • Make sure that the vehicle's date and time are set correctly.
  • Open the vents to allow air to flow out.

Enabling the automatic engine start function

The automatic engine start must be enabled before using the system.

Otherwise, the engine cannot switch on automatically to climatize the car's interior.

Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Climate control"
  4. "Preconditioning/ventilation"
  5.  If necessary, "Remote Engine Start"
  6. "Starting engine for clim. control"
  7. Confirm the disclaimer.

Confirmation signals from the vehicle

The activation of the system is confirmed by flashing twice.

The parking lights are switched on as long as the system is switched on.

Switching on/off directly

General information

There are different ways to switch the system on or off:

  • Via iDrive.
  • With the vehicle key.
  • Via BMW display key.

The system can also be switched off directly as follows: pressing the Start/Stop button, without operating the brake pedal.

The system switches off automatically after approx.

15 minutes.

For reasons of safety, the system can only be switched on twice consecutively. The system will be available again as soon as the drive-ready state is activated and deactivated again.

Via iDrive

  1. "CAR"
  2.  "Settings"
  3. "Climate control"
  4.  "Preconditioning/ventilation"
  5. "Start now"

Via vehicle key

The system can be switched on and off using the vehicle key.

Press the button on the vehicle
key three times within 1 second.

After operating the vehicle key, it will take approximately 3 seconds until the engine is switched on.

To switch off the system, press the button again three times.

Via BMW display key

Switching on:

  1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.
  2. "Preconditioning setting"
  3. Tap on the symbol.

  4. "Activate now"
  5. "Start"

Switching off:

  1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.
  2.  "Preconditioning setting"
  3.   Tap on the symbol.

  4. "Stop"

Display

Symbol /Description

Symbol on the BMW display
key for automatic climate control.

The symbol flashes while Remote Engine Start is running.

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