BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview of chassis and suspension

Overview of chassis and suspension
Overview of chassis and suspension in the G30

  1. Front axle spring strut
  2. Auxiliary battery in the engine compartment (optional equipment)
  3. Brake servo
  4. Steering column
  5. Steering wheel
  6. Rear axle spring strut
  7. Five-link rear suspension
  8. Rear axle slip angle control (HSR) (optional equipment)
  9. Electric active roll stabilization rear (EARSH) (optional equipment)
  10. Battery
  11. Auxiliary battery for 24 V steering
  12. Disc brake with electric parking brake on the rear axle
  13. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  14. Disc brake for front axle
  15. Double-wishbone front axle
  16. Electric active roll stabilization front (EARSV) (optional equipment)
  17. Electromechanical Power Steering (EPS)

The basic chassis on the G30 differs from the F10 by its enhanced dynamics with no loss of comfort.

The critical contributions to enhancing comfort were achieved by optimization of the vehicle axles.

The G30 has 1, 2 or 3 batteries depending on the equipment specification.

Overview of chassis and suspension


The following optional equipment is available in addition to the basic chassis and suspension:

  • M sports suspension (OE 704)
  • M sport package (OE 337)
  • Dynamic damper control (EDC) (OE 223)
  • Integral Active Steering (OE 2VH)
  • Adaptive Drive (OE 2VA) only available in the 540i and 540i xDrive
  • Adaptive M Suspension (OE 2VF) only available in the M550i xDrive

All items of optional equipment are available for all drive variants (including xDrive).

The following table shows the different equipment specifications in the area of the chassis and suspension.

Overview of chassis and suspension

BMW M550i vehicles

The "Adaptive M Suspension" optional equipment can only be ordered with the BMW M550i drive variant.

Overview of chassis and suspension

The table below shows the differences between the "Adaptive Drive" and "Adaptive M Suspension" optional equipment.

Overview of chassis and suspension

By contrast with all the other chassis variants, the Electronic Damper Control (EDC) is combined with a 10 mm lowering in the "M Dynamic Professional" optional equipment.



     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

     Rear axle

    Five-link rear axle in the G30 Support bearing Shock absorber Rubber mount of the rear axle support on the body Rubber mount of the rear axle support on the rear axle differential Air deflector



    On the G30 the stratification for the driver/front passenger is not adjusted in the usual manner by the knurled wheels on the front dash panel. Instead, there is a menu button located in the center of the IHKA control panel. Pressing this button opens the IHKA menu in the CID. Once the menu is di


    The G30 has different antenna systems, depending on the optional equipment: G30 Antennas overview Telematic Communication Box 2 (TCB2) (hotspot, emergency GSM antenna) Roof-mounted antenna (GPS antenna, telephone antenna, SDARS) AM antenna FM2 antenna Remote control receiver FM1 antenna Bl

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