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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    Crash-responsive emergency lighting
    The interior lighting is activated automatically if the vehicle is involved in an accident. •► To switch off the crash-responsive emergency lighting: press the hazard warning lamp butto ...

    Follow the correction procedures. (vehicles with a smart key system)
    After taking the specified steps to correct the suspected problem, check that the warning light goes off. ...

    Front seats
    Manual seat 1 Seat position adjustment lever 2 Seatback angle adjustment lever 3 Vertical height adjustment lever (driver’s side only) Power seat 1 Seat position adjustment switch 2 ...