BMW 5 Series: General information - Starting the engine - Driving - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: General information

Do not let the engine run in enclosed Enclosed areas
Do not let the engine run in enclosed areas; otherwise, breathing of exhaust fumes may lead to loss of consciousness and death.

The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless but highly toxic gas.◀

Do not leave the car unattended with the Unattended vehicle
Do not leave the car unattended with the engine running; otherwise, it presents a potential source of danger.Before leaving the car with the engine running, set the parking brake and place the transmission in position P or neutral to prevent the car from moving.

Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting Frequent starting in quick succession
Avoid repeated futile attempts at starting the car and avoid starting the car frequently in quick succession. Otherwise, the fuel is not burned or is inadequately burned, and there is the danger of overheating and damaging the catalytic converter.◀

Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at moderate engine speeds.

    Manual transmission
    Starting the engine 1. Depress the brake pedal. 2. Press on the clutch and shift to neutral. 3. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is activated automatically for a certain time and is sto ...

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    Air Conditioning Mode
    This allows selection of automatic start of the air conditioning upon vehicle start. Selecting On indicates the air conditioning will be on when the vehicle is started. Selecting Off turns t ...

    Window antenna
    The antenna pattern is printed inside the rear window. CAUTION ● Do not place metalized film near the rear window glass or attach any metal parts to it. This may cause poor reception or no ...

    Manual Rearview Mirror
    Adjust the inside rearview mirror for a clear view of the area behind your vehicle. To avoid glare of the headlamps from behind, push the tab forward for daytime and pull it for nighttime us ...