BMW 5 Series: Switch off the engine during 
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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 seconds.

The Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function of your vehicle automatically switches off the engine during a stop.

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