BMW 5 Series: Tow fitting - Tow-starting and towing - Breakdown assistance - Mobility - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Tow fitting

The screw-in tow fitting should always be carried

The screw-in tow fitting should always be carried in the vehicle. It can be screwed in at the front or rear of the BMW. It is located in the container on the inside of the trunk lid.

▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with Tow fitting, information on use
▷ Use only the tow fitting provided with the vehicle and screw it all the way in.
▷ Use the tow fitting for towing on paved roads only.
▷ Avoid lateral loading of the tow fitting, e.g., do not lift the vehicle by the tow fitting.

Otherwise, damage to the tow fitting and the vehicle can occur.◀

    Towing other vehicles
    General information Light towing vehicle Your vehicle must not be lighter than the vehicle being towed; otherwise, it will not be possible to control vehicle response.◀ Attaching the to ...

    Screw thread
    Push out the cover by pressing on the top edge. ...

    See also:

    Headlight flasher
    CAUTION Do not hold the lever in the flashing position for more than just a few seconds. To flash the headlights, pull the lever toward you and then release it. The high beam will stay on for as ...

    Switching off
    The system can be deactivated as follows: ▷ Press the button. ▷ Switch off the ignition. ...

    Security indicator light
    This light blinks when the ignition switch is placed in the OFF, LOCK or ACC position. The blinking security indicator light indicates that the security systems equipped on the vehicle are opera ...