BMW 5 Series: Manual transmission - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Manual transmission

Shifting

When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, push Shifting into 5th or 6th gear
When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, push the gearshift lever to the right; otherwise inadvertent shifting into the 3rd or 4th gear could lead to engine damage.◀

Reverse gear

Select only when the vehicle is stationary. When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a slight resistance needs to be overcome.

    Washer fluid reservoir
    Adding washer fluid Only add washer fluid when the engine is cool, and then close the cover completely to avoid contact between the washer fluid and hot engine parts. Otherwise, there is the d ...

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    Armrest
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