The Driver’s Guide is a vehicle-specific* Owner's Manual for selected BMW models**.

When using this system for the first time, you require an Internet connection. After you enter the vehicle identification number (VIN), the Owner's Manual for your vehicle is downloaded and is subsequently available without an Internet connection. Multiple vehicles can be managed within the Driver’s Guide.

You can acquaint yourself with the features of your vehicle by reading the full Owner's Manual, searching by picture, or viewing the explanatory videos. The more familiar you are with your vehicle, the better control you will have on the road.

Depending on the vehicle, either all of the following content or a selection thereof will be available:
- The full Owner's Manual.
- Quick Reference.
- A search by topic.
- A search by picture to find features.
- Explanatory animations.
- Smart Scan. To obtain specific information on individual controls with the aid of a smartphone camera.
- Solutions to particular situations based on Quicklinks.
- Explanations of the warning and indicator lamps.
- Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).
- PDF Owner's Manuals.

*Depending on the model and model year.
**The Driver’s Guide is available for:
- BMW 2 Series models
- BMW 3 Series, partially as of model year 2012, fully as of 2014
- BMW 4 Series models
- BMW 5 Series, partially as of model year 2010, fully as of 2011
- BMW 6 Series, partially as of model year 2012, fully as of 2013
- BMW 7 Series as of model year 2009
- BMW 8 Series as of model year 2018
- BMW X models, partially as of model year 2011, fully as of 2014
- BMW Z4 as of model year 2009
- BMW M models, partially as of model year 2013, fully as of 2014
- BMW i3
- BMW i8

Additional PDF owner’s manuals:
- All BMW models as of 1998
- All BMW i models as of 2013

More information can be found in the additional brochures of the onboard literature.

BMW wishes you a safe and enjoyable drive.

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

- The BMW Driver’s Guide app now also supports BMW i models. Please migrate your BMW i models into the BMW Driver’s Guide app.
- The UI was refreshed using the latest BMW brand elements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.6K Ratings

8.6K Ratings

XYZ NickNameunav ,

Best Users Manual I Have Used

Love the different levels. Overview to Subject Index. Write ups are very clear and don’t waste your time

Love the fact that the manual is specific to my car. Doesn’t confuse me with details about a feature I don’t have.

Love fact it is on my phone. So I can look up something I don’t do very often in seconds. Like setting the clock

ps4570 ,

Must have

The convenience of this app is tremendous. I’m one of those that have always traditionally read the owner’s manual when purchasing a new car. So nice to be able to look things up on my phone whenever the mood strikes me. Easy to use and the videos that come with it are a plus. Nice job BMW!

Railroadtie ,

No VIN number found

Worthless!! Asks for the seven numbers of your vin. Comes back with “No manual found for that vin”. But gives you an option to download a demo version of a user manual. I am not happy, but I should use a manual that is not for my car... I’d be not happy every time I went to try and use it. Or I would never rely on it so there for I would never use it. Why would I have on my phone. Why not allow you to select your year and model!!! What a waste of time. Well BMW, at least you know how to make cars. Hire someone who knows how to develop an app.

App Privacy

The developer, BMW, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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