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

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

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 2.3.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.9K Ratings

7.9K Ratings

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.

Nmalikmd ,

Love this app!

I use it all the time and every day. Great features. I use it for entering navigation addresses as it seems to be just so much easier. It lets me me know about my calendar events, guides me to their locations, let’s me control my car remotely if I need to. Excellent overall!


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Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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