BMW 5 Series: Switch off the engine during 
longer stops - Saving fuel - Driving tips - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: 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 seconds.

The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function of your vehicle automatically switches off the engine during a stop.

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