BMW 5 Series: Automatic Engine Start/Stop 
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Automatic-Transmission
Switching off the engine 1. Engage transmission position P with the vehicle stopped. 2. Press the Start/Stop button. The engine is switched off. The radio ready state is switched on. 3. Set th ...

The concept
The automatic engine start-stop function helps save fuel. The system switches off the engine during a stop, e. g., in a traffic congestion or at traffic lights. The ignition remains switched on. ...

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Use coasting conditions
When approaching a red light, take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt. On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle roll. The flo ...

Playing the Radio
For vehicles equipped with the MyLink or IntelliLink infotainment system, see the separate MyLink/IntelliLink Features and Functions Guide for more information. ...

Oil viscosity
The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes with temperature. Because of this, it is important to select the engine oil viscosity based on the temperatures at which the vehicle will be operated ...