BMW 5 Series: Starting the engine - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Starting the engine

Radio ready state
Activate radio ready state: ▷ When the ignition is switched off: press ON/ OFF button on the radio. ▷ When the engine is running: press START/ STOP button. Some electronic systems/p ...

General information
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 od ...

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CD, DVD or USB with Compressed Audio Files (models with Navigation System)
The file types supported by this system are MP3, WMA, AAC/M4A and ATRAC3. Explanation of terms: - MP3 MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well known compr ...

Gauges and meters
Type A 1 Tachometer Displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute. 2 Speedometer Displays the vehicle speed. 3 Fuel gauge Displays the quantity of fuel remaining in the tank. 4 Average ...

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 ...