BMW 5 Series: Engaging the transmission position - Automatic transmission with 
Steptronic - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Engaging the transmission position

▷ Transmission position P can only be disengaged if the engine is running and the brake pedal is pressed.
▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the brake pedal before shifting out of P or N; otherwise, the shift command will not be executed: shift lock.

To prevent the vehicle from creeping after Depress the brake until you start driving
To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a driving position, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.◀

Engaging D, R and N

Briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction,

Briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, beyond a resistance point if necessary.

After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its center position.

Press unlock button, in order to:

Press unlock button, in order to:

▷ Engage R.
▷ Shift out of P.

Engaging P

Press button P.

Press button P.

    Transmission positions
    D Drive, automatic position Position for normal vehicle operation. All forward gears are available. R is Reverse Select only when the vehicle is stationary. N is Neutral Use in automatic car wa ...

    Sport program DS and manual mode M/ S
    Push the selector lever to the left out of transmission position D. DS is displayed in the instrument cluster. The sport program of the transmission is activated. Activating the M/S manual mode ...

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    Unit
    Move to switch between metric or US when the Unit display is active. Press SET/CLR to confirm the setting. This will change the displays on the cluster and DIC to either metric or English ( ...

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