BMW 5 Series: Look well ahead when driving - Saving fuel - Driving tips - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Look well ahead when driving

Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.

By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle driving ahead of you.

Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces fuel consumption.

    Drive away without delay
    Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right away, but at moderate engine speeds. This is the fastest way for the cold engine to reach its ope ...

    Avoid high engine speeds
    Use 1st gear to get the vehicle in motion. Beginning with 2nd gear, accelerate rapidly. When accelerating, shift up before reaching high engine speeds. When you reach the desired speed, shift i ...

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    Fault tracing and actions
    If the message Windscreen Sensors blocked is displayed, this means that the camera is obscured and cannot detect pedestrians, vehicles or road marker lines in front of the vehicle. This, in turn, ...

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