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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    Display selection
    Press the “TEXT” button while receiving the satellite radio to change the display as follows: ...

    License plate bracket padding
    1. License plate 2. Trunk 3. License plate frame 4. Padding CAUTION A license plate frame could vibrate and cause noise or paint damage. To avoid damage or noise, add a soft adhesive pad wit ...

    Precautions on seat belt usage
     Precautions on seat belt usage If you are wearing your seat belt properly adjusted and you are sitting upright and well back in your seat with both feet on the floor, your chances of bein ...