I have a 2018 BMW X3 m40i. I know you can deactivate the auto start/stop by pushing the button after starting in comfort mode or switching to sport. However is there a way to deactivate it for every startup in the Icontrol menu.
My previous X5 had this option but I haven’t been able to find it in the X3.
Hello Mr. Aulick. You have to go to the driving mode settings and set up a driving mode with the Auto Start/Stop to “off,” whenever you are in that driving mode it will be automatically off, however, if not in that driving mode, or if the ECO mode is on, or if the car sees a set of circumstances (can be many different things), it will revert to on. It will not remember the last setting as previous models. I also hear that 2019 and up you will not have an option to disable it. Hope it helps. Thank you for the question.