BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Range


The range indicates the distance that can still be covered with the current fuel level.

General information

The estimated range available with the remaining fuel is permanently displayed in the instrument cluster.

With a low remaining range, a Check Control message is briefly displayed. With a dynamic driving style, for instance fast cornering, the engine function is not always ensured.

The Check Control message appears continuously below a range of approx. 30 miles/50 km.

Safety information


With a driving range of less than 30 miles/50 km the engine may no longer have sufficient fuel. Engine functions are not ensured anymore. There is a risk of damage to property. Refuel promptly.

Instrument cluster without enhanced features: display

as The current range is displayed as numerical value at the bottom of the speedometer.

Service requirements


The function displays the service requirements and the corresponding maintenance scopes.

General information

After switching on drive-ready state, the instrument cluster briefly displays available driving distance or time to the next scheduled maintenance.

A service advisor can read out the current service requirements from your vehicle key.

Some information on service requirements can also be shown on the BMW display key.


Detailed information on service requirements

More information on the type of service required may be displayed on the Control Display.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle status".

3. Move the Controller to the left.

4. "Service required".

Required maintenance procedures and legally mandated inspections are displayed.

5. Select an entry to call up detailed information.


required. No service is currently required.

maintenance The deadline for scheduled maintenance or a legally mandated inspection is approaching.

passed. The service deadline has already passed.

Entering appointment dates

Enter the dates for the mandatory vehicle inspections.

Make sure that the vehicle's date and time are set correctly.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle status".

3. Move the Controller to the left.

4. "Service required".

5. "Vehicle inspection".

6. "Date:".

7. Select the desired setting.

Automatic Service Request

Data regarding the service status or legally mandated vehicle inspections is automatically transmitted to your dealer's service center before your vehicle is due for service.

You can check when your dealer's service center was notified.

Via iDrive:

1. "My Vehicle".

2. "Vehicle status".

3. Move the Controller to the left.

4. Gear shift indicator"Teleservice Call".

Gear shift indicator


The system recommends the most efficient gear for the current driving situation.

General information

Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, the gear shift indicator is active in the manual mode of the Steptronic transmission and with manual transmission.

Steptronic transmission: displaying

Suggestions to shift up or down are displayed in the instrument cluster.

On vehicles without a gear shift indicator, the engaged gear is displayed.

Shift into efficient gear. Efficient gear is set.

Speed Limit Info Shift into efficient gear.


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