BMW 5 Series: Driving through water - General driving notes - Things to remember when driving - Driving tips - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Driving through water

Drive though calm water only if it is not deeper than 9.8 inches/25 cm and at this height, no faster than walking speed, up to 6 mph/10 km/h.

Do not exceed this water depth and walking Adhere to water depth and speed limitations
Do not exceed this water depth and walking speed; otherwise, the vehicle's engine, the electrical systems and the transmission may be damaged.◀

    Hydroplaning
    On wet or slushy roads, a wedge of water can form between the tires and road surface. This phenomenon is referred to as hydroplaning. It is characterized by a partial or complete loss of contact ...

    Braking safely
    Your vehicle is equipped with ABS as a standard feature. Applying the brakes fully is the most effective way of braking in situations when this is necessary. The vehicle maintains steering respo ...

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    Precautions on child restraints
    WARNING ● Failure to follow the warnings and instructions for proper use and installation of child restraints could result in serious injury or death of a child or other passengers in a ...

    Meters and Gauges
    (Black-out meter) When the ignition is switched ON, the dashboard gauges illuminate. 1. Speedometer. 2. Odometer, Trip Meter and Trip Meter Selector. 3. Tachometer. 4. Engine Coolant Temperatur ...

    Shifting the shift lever
    Vehicles without a smart key system: While the engine switch is in the “ON” position, move the shift lever with the brake pedal depressed. Vehicles with a smart key system: While the “ ...