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

Breaking-in period
General information Moving parts need to be broken in to adjust to each other. The following instructions will help achieve a long vehicle life and good economy. Engine and differential Always ...

Closing the trunk lid
Drive with the trunk lid closed Only drive with the tailgate closed; otherwise, in the event of an accident or braking or evasive maneuvers, passengers or other road users may be injured or th ...

See also:

Driving on grades
● Before going down a steep hill, slow down and shift into lower gear (if necessary, use 1st gear) in order to utilize the overheating of your vehicle’s brakes. Do not make sudden downshif ...

Rear axle level control
The vehicle automatically sets the vehicle level at the rear axle. Rear axle level control ensures the best possible suspension and that the ground clearance remains constant even when the veh ...

Towing the Vehicle
Notice: To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Care must be taken with vehicles that have low ground clearance and/or special equipment. Always flat ...