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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    Automatic climate control system
    1. Temperature control knob 2. AUTO (automatic control) button 3. Fan speed control knob 4. Mode selection button 5. OFF button 6. Front windshield defrost button 7. Rear windshield defrost but ...

    Tire inflation
    Check tire inflation pressure regularly. See the tire inflation table on page 275. A tire inflation pressure placard is also located on the driver's side B-pillar (the structural member at the ...

    Cleaning the wiper blades
    WARNING Before cleaning the windshield or wiper blades, switch off the windshield wipers and remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock. On vehicles with KEYLESS-GO, press the Start/Stop b ...