BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Emergency wheel

Concept

In the event of a flat tire, the emergency wheel can be used in place of the wheel with the defective tire. The emergency wheel is only intended for temporary use until the defective tire/wheel has been replaced.

General information

Mount one emergency wheel only.

Also check the tire inflation pressure of the emergency wheel in the cargo area regularly, and correct it as needed.

Safety information

Warning

The emergency wheel has particular dimensions.

When driving with an emergency wheel, changed driving properties may occur, for instance reduced lane stability when braking, longer braking distance, and changed self-steering properties in the limit area. There is a risk of accident.

Drive moderately and do not exceed a speed of 50 mph/80 km/h.

Overview

The emergency wheel and the wheel change

The emergency wheel and the wheel change tools are located in the cargo area under the cargo floor panel.

Removing the emergency wheel

1. Remove the cargo floor panel. To do this, pull the cargo floor panel upward directly behind the rear backrests.

2. Open the ratchet strap.

2. Open the ratchet strap.

3. Remove the tool holder.

3. Remove the tool holder.

4. Remove the emergency wheel from the storage well. Do not remove any covers.

Inserting the emergency wheel

1. Place the emergency wheel in the storage well.

2. Insert the tool holder.

3. Tie the ratchet strap. Make sure that it is correctly and firmly seated.

4. Insert the cargo floor panel.

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