Vehicle care

Car care products

BMW recommends using cleaning and care products from BMW, since these have been tested and approved.

Follow the instructions on the container. Car care and cleaning products
Follow the instructions on the container.
When cleaning the interior, open the doors or windows.
Only use products intended for cleaning vehicles.
Cleansers can contain substances that are dangerous and harmful to your health.◄

Vehicle paint

Regular care contributes to driving safety and value retention.

Environmental influences can act on the vehicle paint. Tailor the frequency and extent of your car care to these influences.

Leather care

Remove dust from the leather often, using a cloth or vacuum cleaner.

Otherwise, particles of dust and road grime chafe in pores and folds, and lead to increased wear and premature degradation of the leather surface.

To guard against discoloration, such as from clothing, provide leather care roughly every two months.

Clean light-colored leather more frequently because soiling on such surfaces is substantially more visible.

Use leather care products; otherwise, dirt and grease will gradually break down the protective layer of the leather surface.

Suitable care products are available from the service center.

Upholstery material care

Vacuum regularly with a vacuum cleaner.

If they are very dirty, e.g., beverage stains, use a soft sponge or microfiber cloth with a suitable interior cleaner.

Clean the upholstery down to the seams using large sweeping motions. Avoid rubbing the material vigorously.

Open Velcro fasteners on pants or other Damage from Velcro fasteners
Open Velcro fasteners on pants or other articles of clothing can damage the seat covers.
Ensure that any Velcro fasteners are closed.◄

Caring for special components

Light-alloy wheels

Use wheel cleaner, particularly during the winter months. Do not use aggressive, acidic, strongly alkaline or abrasive cleaners, or steam jets above 140 ℉/60 ℃; follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Chrome surfaces

Carefully clean components such as the radiator grille or door handles with an ample supply of water, possibly with shampoo added, particularly when they have been exposed to road salt.

Rubber components

Aside from water, treat only with rubber cleansers.

When cleaning rubber seals, do not use any silicon- containing car care products in order to avoid damage or reduced noise damping.

Fine wood parts

Clean fine wood facing and fine wood components only with a moist rag. Then dry with a soft cloth.

Plastic components

These include:

► Imitation leather surfaces.
► Headliner.
► Lamp lenses.
► Instrument cluster cover.
► Matte black spray-coated components.
► Painted parts in the interior.

Clean with a microfiber cloth.

Lightly dampen the cloth with water.

Do not soak the headliner.

or solvents Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or solvents
Do not use cleansers that contain alcohol or solvents, such as lacquer thinners, heavy-duty grease removers, fuel, or such; this could lead to surface damage.◄

Safety belts

Dirty belt straps impede the reeling action and thus have a negative impact on safety.

Do not clean chemically; this can destroy Chemical cleaning
Do not clean chemically; this can destroy the webbing.◄

Use only a mild soapy solution, with the safety belts clipped into their buckles.

Do not allow the reels to retract the safety belts until they are dry.

Floor carpets and floor mats

Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other No objects in the area around the pedals Keep floor mats, carpets, and any other objects out of the area of motion of the pedals; otherwise, the function of the pedals could be impeded while driving
Do not place additional floor mats over existing mats or other objects.
Only use floor mats that have been approved for the vehicle and can be properly fixed in place.
Ensure that the floor mats are securely fastened again after they were removed for cleaning, for example.◄

Floor mats can be removed from the passenger compartment for cleaning.

If the floor carpets are very dirty, clean with a microfiber cloth and water or a textile cleaner. To prevent matting of the carpet, rub back and forth in the direction of travel only.

Sensors/cameras

To clean sensors and cameras, use a cloth moistened with a small amount of glass cleaner.

Displays/screens

Clean the displays with an antistatic microfiber cloth.

Do not use chemical or household cleansers. Cleaning displays
Do not use chemical or household cleansers.
Keep all fluids and moisture away from the unit.
Otherwise, they could affect or damage surfaces or electrical components.
Avoid pressing too hard when cleaning and do not use abrasive materials; otherwise, damage can result.◄

Long-term vehicle storage

Your service center can advise you on what to consider when storing the vehicle for longer than three months.

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