BMW 5 Series: Activating/deactivating the system 
manually - Automatic Engine Start/Stop 
Function - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Activating/deactivating the system manually

Using the button

Press the button.

▷ LED comes on: Auto Start Stop function is Press the button.

▷ LED comes on: Auto Start Stop function is deactivated.
The engine is started during an automatic engine stop.
The engine can only be stopped or started via the Start/Stop button.
▷ LED goes out: Auto Start Stop function is activated.

Switching off the vehicle during an automatic engine stop

During an automatic engine stop, the vehicle can be switched off permanently, e.g., when leaving it.

1. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is switched off. The Automatic Engine Start/ Stop Function is deactivated.

Automatic transmission: the transmission position P is engaged automatically.

2. Set the parking brake.

Engine start as usual via Start-/Stop button.

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