BMW 5 Series: Automatic transmission: transporting 
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Note

Your vehicle is not permitted to be towed.

Therefore, contact a service center in the event of a breakdown.

Have your vehicle transported on a loading Do not have the vehicle towed
Have your vehicle transported on a loading platform only; otherwise, damage may occur.◀

Tow truck

Do not lift the vehicle

Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or Do not lift the vehicle
Do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting or body and chassis parts; otherwise, damage may result.◀

Use the tow fitting screwed in at the front for maneuvering the vehicle only.

    Manual transmission
    Observe before towing your vehicle The parking brake is blocked The parking brake cannot be released manually. When the parking brake is blocked, do not tow with the front axle lifted or the v ...

    See also:

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