BMW 5 Series: Notes on Emergency 
Requests - Voice activation system - At a glance - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Notes on Emergency Requests

Do not use the voice activation system to initiate an Emergency Request. In stressful situations, the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can unnecessarily delay the establishment of a telephone connection.

Instead, use the SOS button, in the vicinity of the interior mirror.

    Adjusting the volume
    Turn the volume button while giving an instruction until the desired volume is set. ▷ The volume remains constant even if the volume of other audio sources is changed. ▷ The volume i ...

    Environmental conditions
    ▷ Say the commands, numbers, and letters smoothly and with normal volume, emphasis, and speed. ▷ Always say commands in the language of the voice activation system. ▷ When se ...

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    Exhaust gas (carbon monoxide)
    WARNING: - Do not breathe exhaust gases; they contain colorless and odorless carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is dangerous. It can cause unconsciousness or death. - If you suspect that exhaust fu ...

    Engine Heater
    The engine coolant heater, if available, can help in cold weather conditions at or below −18°C (0°F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Plug in the coolant hea ...

    Downhill gradients
    On long and steep gradients, you must reduce the load on the brakes by shifting early to a lower gear. This allows you to take advantage of the engine braking effect and helps avoid overheatin ...