BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Control elements

Buttons and functions

Press: switches sound output on/off.

Turn: adjusts the volume.

Change the entertainment source.

Press once: changes the station/track.

Press and hold: fast forward/ rewind the track.

Programmable memory buttons.

Changing the waveband/ satellite radio.

Depending on the equipment: eject a CD/ DVD.

Depending on the equipment: Apps menu.

Sound output

Safety information


A high sound output volume can damage your hearing. There is a risk of injury. Do not adjust the volume too high.

Volume and sound output

  • Turn the button to adjust the volume.
  • Press the button to switch off the sound output. Pressing the button again restores the previous volume setting.

Audio recording playback is stopped during muting.


     Entertainment sources

    General information Possible entertainment sources: Radio Depending on the equipment: audio CD Depending on the equipment: video DVD Music hard disk USB audio USB video Bluetooth audio Screen


     General information

    The settings are stored in the currently used driver profile. Treble, bass, balance, and fader 1. "CAR". 2. "Settings". 3. "General settings". 4. "Sound settings". 5. Select the desired setting:


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     Steptronic transmission

    Engaging selector lever position D, N, R Drive mode D. Neutral N. R is reverse. With the driver's safety belt fastened, briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, past a resistance point, if needed. The selector lever returns to the center position in each case. To prevent the

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