BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Fuel gauge

Concept

The current fill level of the fuel tank is displayed.

General information

Vehicle tilt position may cause the display to vary.

Information on refueling

Instrument cluster without enhanced features: display

symbol shows which side of theAn arrow beside the fuel pump symbol shows which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on.

Indicator light in the instrument cluster

illuminates,The yellow indicator light illuminates, once the fuel reserve is reached.

Tachometer

Always avoid engine speeds in the red warning field. In this range, the fuel supply is reduced to protect the engine.

Standby state and drive-ready state

tachometer The letters OFF in the tachometer indicate that drive-ready state is switched off and standby state is switched on.

tachometer The letters READY in the tachometer indicate that the Auto Start/Stop function is ready to start the engine automatically.

For further information, see Idle state, standby state, and drive-ready state.

Engine temperature

Display

  • at Cold engine: the pointer is at the low temperature end.

    Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds.

  • Normal operating temperature: the pointer is in the middle or in the lower half of the temperature display.
  • Hot engine: the pointer is at the high end of the temperature range. In addition, a Check Control message is displayed.

Indicator light in the instrument cluster

displayed.A red indicator light is displayed.

External temperature

General information

If the indicator drops to +37 ℉/+3 ℃ or lower, a signal sounds.

A Check Control message is displayed.

There is an increased risk of ice on roads.

Safety information

Warning

Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃ there can be a risk of icy roads, for instance on bridges or shady sections of the road. There is a risk of accident. Modify your driving style to the weather conditions at low temperatures.

Time

The time is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Setting the time and time format.

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