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      09-26-2019, 10:53 PM   #1
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Where can I download the owners manual and get a list of assistant commands?

I'm still torn about the huge grills on the 4 series concept, but the lease on my F32 440i will be drawing to a close early next year and I'm starting to think ahead. Input from G20 owners would be greatly appreciated.

Is there a place where I can download a full G20 owners manual so I can see how some of the new features work?

And is there a full list of Intelligent Assistant commands so I can see what it does?

I test drove an M340i and the sales manager was inadvertently triggering assistant every time he said something about BMW. I know you can change the activation word, but can you just turn it off and activate with the button on the steering wheel, like I do with my current car?
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      09-27-2019, 12:02 AM   #2
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On your last question, yes you can. But also, when the assistant was triggered in a normal conversation about bmw, the activation word is probably set to plain 'bmw'.
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On iOS there's a app called BMW Drivers Guide, it constantly updates the books and it goes off your VIN so you'll get the correct owners manual
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I was able to download the full manual through BMW's site. When asked for a VIN I just picked a random M340i VIN that was listed for sale on my dealer site.
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On iOS there's a app called BMW Drivers Guide, it constantly updates the books and it goes off your VIN so you'll get the correct owners manual
My car is an F32. My VIN won't get a G2x manual.

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I was able to download the full manual through BMW's site. When asked for a VIN I just picked a random M340i VIN that was listed for sale on my dealer site.
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On your last question, yes you can. But also, when the assistant was triggered in a normal conversation about bmw, the activation word is probably set to plain 'bmw'.
I inadvertently trigger Alexa all the time.
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There are two versions of the same manual for download... which one is it?
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There is no "list of commands" as the car is designed to understand natural language
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There is no "list of commands" as the car is designed to understand natural language
Okay... then is there a list of functions it can control? I think climate on the G3x responds to voice control, but it doesn't on the F3x. Seat heat? Driver assistance? Parking? Sport/Comfort modes?
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A Three Column list will appear and the center column will be what you're looking for

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I'm still torn about the huge grills on the 4 series concept, but the lease on my F32 440i will be drawing to a close early next year and I'm starting to think ahead. Input from G20 owners would be greatly appreciated.

Is there a place where I can download a full G20 owners manual so I can see how some of the new features work?

And is there a full list of Intelligent Assistant commands so I can see what it does?

I test drove an M340i and the sales manager was inadvertently triggering assistant every time he said something about BMW. I know you can change the activation word, but can you just turn it off and activate with the button on the steering wheel, like I do with my current car?
rlmesq ,

To download the owner's manual and get access to a bunch of vieos and quick start guides:
  • Go to BMW USA site: https://www.bmwusa.com/
  • Then select My BMW (it's over on the right hand side of the screen)
  • Next select OWNERS
  • Owners manual and the like will be in the center of the 3 column list

Also, you may want to have two Apps on your phone: BMW Genius; and Driver's Guide -- both of which I got from Google Play store for my Android phone.

I have found that this version of the voice assistant is actually quite useful and most commands are quite straight foward

Hope that helps!
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rlmesq ,

To download the owner's manual and get access to a bunch of vieos and quick start guides:
  • Go to BMW USA site: https://www.bmwusa.com/
  • Then select My BMW (it's over on the right hand side of the screen)
  • Next select OWNERS
  • Owners manual and the like will be in the center of the 3 column list

Also, you may want to have two Apps on your phone: BMW Genius; and Driver's Guide -- both of which I got from Google Play store for my Android phone.

I have found that this version of the voice assistant is actually quite useful and most commands are quite straight foward

Hope that helps!
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As the post you quoted states, I have an F32, but I'd like to peruse the manual for a G2x to see if I want one as my next car.

The site and apps all require a VIN to access materials, so I could only get F32 info. An earlier reply suggested using a VIN from a random G2x listed on a dealer's site.
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As the post you quoted states, I have an F32, but I'd like to peruse the manual for a G2x to see if I want one as my next car.

The site and apps all require a VIN to access materials, so I could only get F32 info. An earlier reply suggested using a VIN from a random G2x listed on a dealer's site.
PM me your email address and I'll send both versions to you.
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There is no "list of commands" as the car is designed to understand natural language
Except that the Brazilian version of it allows you to joke about using the ejector seat, something not available in any other language version so there must be triggers.
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Why can't it be availble on this forum?

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