BMW X3 Owners Manual: Selector lever positions

D Drive Selector lever position for normal vehicle operation.

All gears for forward travel are activated automatically.

R is Reverse Select only when the vehicle is stationary.

N Neutral: The vehicle may roll. Use in automatic car washes, e.g.

When the ignition is switched off, selector lever position P is engaged automatically.

P Park Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The drive wheels are blocked.

P is engaged automatically:

  • After the engine is switched off when the vehicle is in radio-ready state, or when the ignition is switched off, and when selector lever position R or D is set.
  • With the ignition off, if selector lever position N is set.
  • If the driver's safety belt is released, the driver's door is opened, and the brake pedal is not pressed while the vehicle is stationary and selector lever position D or R is set.

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that selector lever position P is set. Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to move.

Kickdown Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving performance. Step on the accelerator pedal beyond the resistance point at the full throttle position.

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    Engaging selector lever positions
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