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.

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