BMW 5 Series: Switch off any functions that 
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Functions such as seat heating and the rear window defroster require a lot of energy and consume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand- go traffic.

Therefore, switch off these functions if they are not actually needed.

    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 s ...

    Have maintenance carried out
    Have vehicles maintained regularly to achieve optimal vehicle economy and operating life. Have the maintenance carried out by your service center. Please also note the BMW Maintenance System ...

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    Climate Controls
    The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with these systems. Automatic Climate Control System A. Power B. Temperature Control C. Fan Control D. Air Delivery Mod ...

    Manual transmission
    Switching off the engine 1. With the vehicle at a standstill, press the Start/Stop button. 2. Shift into first gear or reverse. 3. Set the parking brake. ...

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    This Operator's Manual describes all models and all standard and optional equipment of your vehicle available at the time of publication of the Operator's Manual. Country-specific differences ...