BMW 5 Series: Use coasting conditions - Saving fuel - Driving tips - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Use coasting conditions

When approaching a red light, take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt.

On a downhill gradient, take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle roll.

The flow of fuel is interrupted while coasting.

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