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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    Ski hatch
    There is a hatch in the right section of the rear seat backrest that can be opened for transportation. Fold the right backrest forward. Release the hatch in the rear seat backrest by sli ...

    Special Application Services
    • Severe Commercial Use Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis components every 5 000 km/3,000 mi. • Have underbody flushing service performed once a year. ...

    Additional Safety Precautions
    Two people should never use the same seat belt. If they do, they could be very seriously injured in a crash. Do not put any accessories on seat belts. Devices intended to improve occupant comf ...