BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: History, Overview of system descriptions

History

History
Historical overview of the BMW 5 Series

  1. E12 (1972-1981)
  2. E28 (1981-1987)
  3. E34 (1987-1995)
  4. E39 (1995-2003)
  5. E60 (2003-2010)
  6. F10 (2010-2016)
  7. G30 (production starts in late 2016 as a 2017 MY vehicle)

Overview of system descriptions

Many of the systems used are already known from the current BMW 7 Series G12. The "Comparison of G12 with G30" chapter lists the common elements and the differences. The explanations of the systems already familiar from the G12 are kept brief. Comprehensive system descriptions can be found in the G12 Technical Reference Manual for "ST1501 G12 Complete Vehicle".

Overview of system descriptions

Comparison of G12 chassis and suspension with G30

Some of the systems used in the G30 have already been introduced in the G12. The following table provides an overview of the differences and common features between the two vehicles.

Comparison of G12 chassis and suspension with G30

* Only available in conjunction with the Integral Active Steering optional equipment.

Comparison of F10 chassis and suspension with G30

Comparison of F10 chassis and suspension with G30

* Only available in conjunction with the Integral Active Steering optional equipment.

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     Overview of chassis and suspension

    Overview of chassis and suspension in the G30 Front axle spring strut Auxiliary battery in the engine compartment (optional equipment) Brake servo Steering column Steering wheel Rear axle spri

     Axles

     Front axle

    Double-wishbone front axle in the G30 Support bearing Wishbone, lower Steering box Cross member Universal joint of steering shaft to steering gear Cast side section Strut Service opening Re

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     Limits of the system

    The collision warning has a limited capacity for detection. As a result, incorrect or delayed warnings may occur and consequently Evasion Aid is limited in its operation. It is also possible that the following vehicles are not detected: A slow vehicle when driving off at high speed. Vehicles th

     Destination entry by voice

    General information Instructions for the voice activation system, see vehicle Owner's Manual. When making a destination entry by voice, you can change between voice operation and iDrive. To have the available voice commands read out loud: ›Voice commands‹ or ›Help‹. Saying the entri

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