BMW 5 Series: Airbags - Safety - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Airbags

1. Front airbag, driver

1. Front airbag, driver
2. Front airbag, front passenger
3. Head airbag
4. Side airbag
5. Knee airbags

Front airbags

Front airbags help protect the driver and front passenger by responding to frontal impacts in which safety belts alone cannot provide adequate restraint.

Side airbags

In a lateral impact, the side airbag supports the side of the body in the chest and lap area.

Head airbags

In a lateral impact, the head airbag supports the head.

Knee airbag

The knee airbag supports the legs in a frontal impact.

Vehicle equipment
All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, ...

Protective action
Airbags are not triggered in every impact situation, e.g., in less severe accidents or rear-end collisions. Information on how to ensure the optimal protective effect of the airbags ▷ K ...

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Using the Directory Command
The directory command lists all of the name tags stored by the system. To use the directory command: 1. Press . ► For vehicles without a navigation system, the system responds “Ready,” f ...

Cup Holder
WARNING: Never use a cup holder to hold hot liquids while the vehicle is moving: Using a cup holder to hold hot liquids while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. If the contents spill, you could b ...

Displays in the instrument cluster
Indicator lamp Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster indicates whether the system is switched on. Desired speed ▷ The marking lights ...