BMW 5 Series: General information - Starting the engine - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: General information

Do not let the engine run in enclosed Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed areas; otherwise, breathing of exhaust fumes may lead to loss of consciousness and death.

The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀

Do not leave the car unattended with the Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the car unattended with the engine running; otherwise, it presents a potential source of danger.Before leaving the car with the engine running, set the parking brake and place the transmission in position P or neutral to prevent the car from moving.

Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting the car and avoid starting the car frequently in quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not burned or is inadequately burned, and there is the danger of overheating and damaging the catalytic converter.◀

Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at moderate engine speeds.

    Manual transmission
    Starting the engine 1. Depress the brake pedal. 2. Press on the clutch and shift to neutral. 3. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is activated automatically for a certain time and is sto ...

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    Incoming calls
    Press OK/MENU (or the thumb wheel on the steering wheel keypad) to answer a call, even if the infotainment system is currently in another mode (e.g., RADIO or MEDIA). Press EXIT to reject a call. ...

    Interior care
    Interior general precautions Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume and cosmetic oil from contacting the dashboard because they may cause damage or discoloration. If they do contact the dashbo ...

    XMTM satellite radio (for U.S.A. only)
    XMTM is a continental U.S. based satellite radio service, including music, news, sports, talk and children’s programming. XMTM provides digital quality audio and text information, including song ...