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BMW 5 Series: Electronic oil measurement

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Engine oil / Electronic oil measurement

General information

The electronic oil measurement has two measuring principles:

  • Monitoring.
  • Detailed measurement.

When making frequent short-distance trips or using a dynamic driving style, for instance when taking curves aggressively, regularly perform a detailed measurement.

Monitoring

Concept

The engine oil level is monitored electronically while driving and can be shown on the Control Display.

If the engine oil level is outside its permissible operating range, a Check Control message is displayed.

that the engine A red indicator light indicates that the engine oil pressure is too low.

Functional requirements

A current measured value is available after approx.

30 minutes of normal driving.

Displaying the engine oil level

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle status".

3. "Engine oil level".

The engine oil level is displayed.

System limits

When making frequent short-distance trips or using a dynamic driving style, it may not be possible to calculate a measured value. In this case, the measured value for the last, sufficiently long trip is displayed.

Detailed measurement

Concept

The engine oil level is checked when the vehicle is stationary and displayed via a scale.

If the engine oil level is outside its permissible operating range, a Check Control message is displayed.

General information

During the measurement, the idle speed is increased somewhat.

Functional requirements

  • Vehicle is parked in a horizontal position.
  • Steptronic transmission: selector lever in selector lever position N or P and accelerator pedal not depressed.
  • Engine is running and is at operating temperature.

    Performing a detailed measurement

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle status".

3. 4. "Engine oil level"

4. "Measure engine oil level".

5. "Start measurement".

The engine oil level is checked and displayed via a scale.

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