BMW 5 Series: Switch off any functions that 
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Functions such as seat heating and the rear window defroster require a lot of energy and consume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand- go traffic.

Therefore, switch off these functions if they are not actually needed.

    Switch off the engine during longer stops
    Switch off the engine during longer stops, e.g., at traffic lights, railroad crossings or in traffic congestion. Fuel savings are achieved after the vehicle is switched off for only approx. 4 s ...

    Have maintenance carried out
    Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve optimal vehicle economy and operating life. Have the maintenance carried out by your service center. Please also note the BMW Maintenance System ...

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    Using the brakes
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    Map/Reading/Interior Lights
    These lights are mounted between the sun visors above the rearview mirror. Each light can be turned on by pressing the barrel. Press the barrel a second time to turn the light off. Both of these ...