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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    Recommended shifting speeds
    The best compromise between fuel economy and vehicle performance during normal driving is ensured by shifting up at the speeds listed in the following table. ...

    Semi-electrically adjustable seats
    At a glance 1. Thigh support 2. Tilt 3. Forward/backward 4. Lumbar support 5. Height 6. Backrest Tilt Pull the lever and move the seat to the desired tilt. After releasing the lever, app ...

    Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster