BMWSections.com Archived Manuals, Documents & Resources for BMW Motor Vehicles
2017 - Jan
HTTPS testing for webpage content proven successful - now permanent.
BMW repair and service manuals section added (in association with Haynes manuals).
Minor adjustments throughout and some external links fixed.
Resources section updated with Reddit BMW links.
2016 - September
Body copy font size increased to 0.875em (from 0.8em). Depending on your browser and operating system, this will result in a slightly larger body font size.
2016 - June
All web content now via the secure HTTPS protocol. File download are still on HTTP. From the initiative "Encrypting the Web" by the EFF (https://www.eff.org/encrypt-the-web).
2016 - January
BMW X1 series manuals added for 2013 - no earlier versions have been published by BMW.
All series updated with 2013 version manuals as per archive policy.
2015 - November
Vehicle Information / Tools (UK) page section list updated.
Further improvements for mobile devices.
Layout adjustments on most pages.
2015 - March
More improvements for mobile devices making the site fully mobile-friendly, according to Google's mobile-friendly test.
Share icons enlarged and made flat.
2015 - January
New section BMW Catalogs listing PDF BMW accessories catalogs from 2009
Front page now showing latest changelogs (again!)
Further improvements for mobile devices.
Reverted layout on the BMW official web sites page.
2014 - December
Added E90 Entertainment & Communication technical document.
Updated Help & FAQ and Vehicle Resources pages.
Reorganized front page giving direct access to the manual pages.
Improvements made for mobile devices.
Improved layout on many pages.
2014 - July
Auxiliary drive belt positioning information for BMW M43TU engines.
2014 - April
New reference page: BMW Radio Service Mode Settings.
Updated BMW Vehicle Resources with magazine, DIY/instructional and additional forum sites of interest.
Improved mobile device page rendering in addition to other layout improvements for small-screen devices.
2014 - February
Archive file locations updated to dn1.bmwsections.com.
2014 - January
All BMW series models (for those BMW has released) updated with manuals covering 2012 as per archive policy.
Added vehicle conversion of units page to BMW info section.
Replaced the 'add-this' service to local hosted code (less third-party calls).
2013 - October
BMW abbreviations page added to Info section.
BMW world-wide sites page added to Info section.
Vin Codes information page reordered and improved upon.
2013 - September
Added 2011 manuals aligning with a revised archive policy of 2-years behind current year production models (change from 3-years).
Added new section - BMW Info Page for BMW related information.
Separated BMW Radio/Entertainment - Coms/On-board Computer manuals to their own pages.
Checked and updated all links on the BMW Resources page.
Updated design to work better with mobile devices, tablets etc, plus other design improvements (keeping it simple).
Replaced all images with the PNG format - the patent-free replacement for GIF.
2013 - July
Archived Bluetooth and retro-fit instruction manuals along with a BMW Link.
iPhone integration manual to media and coms doc pages.
2013 - May
Archived 2 BMW Bluetooth manuals/guides, E90 radio manual (scan), and E39 radio and communications user manual to media docs page.
2013 - March
Archived classic 7-series manuals: E23 (1983), E32 (1992), M60 (1992), E38 (1998) to BMW 7 Series and BMW M Series section pages. Some documents are scanned copies from now unobtainable originals.
2013 - February
Added additional BMW radio manuals, navigation, communication & on-board computer system documents to coms docs section.
2013 - January
All user manual document sections updated with new manuals for 2010 as per the archive policy.
2012 - November
Added [rare] 8 Series E31 documents section.
BMW clubs and registries added to Resources pages.
2012 - September
Added some Z8 Series Technical Documents plus document scans.
Updated Resource Links page section [BMW Specific Online Tools].
2012 - February
Added X6 Series manuals to year 2009.
Added M Vehicle Series manuals to year 2009.
2012 - January
All BMW manuals sections updated with 2009 editions as per archive policy of 3-4 year post-BMW publication date.
2011 - October
1 series manuals for years 2008 now archived.
BMW Resources page updated with BMW Bluetooth Compatibility Check Tool link.
Offers page updated with some additions.
2011 - August
Added AA UK/EU breakdown cover to offers.
AA car insurance offers for UK visitors.
2011 - July
Changed documentation pages layout to show individual BMW series pages.
All doc sections updated with additional manuals.
Year 2008 BMW manuals now archived.
2011 - January
Resources section updated with new links.
Added BMW offers page for parts supplier coupon codes and other deals.
2010 - July
Added owner's manual for 1998 BMW E36. Part No. 01 41 9 790 377.
Added places to purchase BMW parts to Resources page.
Reorganized Manuals listings for improved clarity.
Removed eBay-parts auction tool due to lack of use.
Added list of all OFFICIAL BMW websites to Resources.
Changes not documented.