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THE PERFECT SETUP AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON.THE PERFECT SETUP AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON.

THE PERFECT SETUP AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON.

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How to customize the M1 & M2 buttons.

The perfect setup at the touch of a button – this is how to use the red M buttons in your BMW M.

2 February 2023

All systems are waiting for your command. With the red M buttons on the steering wheel of your BMW M, you can call up previously stored and combinable settings for your car for parameters like chassis, throttle response, engine sound and steering, all at the touch of a button. This allows you to set up your M automobile just the way you like it and adjust the handling of your car for all kinds of driving in a matter of seconds.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THE M1 & M2 BUTTONS.HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THE M1 & M2 BUTTONS.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE THE M1 & M2 BUTTONS.

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The menu for the settings of M1 and M2 can be reached via the setup button in the centre console.

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Two different maps are pre-set for M1 and M2. All settings can be customised - for both M1 and M2. By pressing the setup button in the centre console and then selecting "M1 configuration" or "M2 configuration", you can easily change all available parameters. These are then automatically saved for the respective key.

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All parameters can be reset to their factory settings at any time by pressing "Reset".

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Press one of the red M buttons on the steering wheel of your BMW M to activate one of the modes.

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The "M1" or "M2" symbol will then appear in the instrument display. This means that all systems are ready!
(When the respective M key is pressed again, the mode will be deactivated and the symbol will no longer be visible.)

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You have control: If DSC traction control is deactivated or M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is activated in your preferred mode, a warning message will pop up when you press the M button. Press again to confirm.

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While the M1 or M2 modes are activated, all changes you make via the M Setup menu will be applied immediately.

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If you are satisfied with the new settings, you can save them. To do so, simply press and hold the desired M button until the acoustic signal sounds.

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After leaving and locking the vehicle, the M1 and M2 modes are automatically deactivated. This means that all safety systems are active when the vehicle is restarted.

BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 235–229 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.4–10.1 (WLTP)

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