BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Seats

Safety information

Warning

Seat adjustments while driving can lead to unexpected movements of the seat. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident.

Only adjust the seat on the driver's side when the vehicle is stationary.

Warning

With a backrest inclined too far to the rear, the efficacy of the safety belt can no longer be ensured.

There is a risk of sliding under the safety belt in an accident. There is a risk of injuries or danger to life. Adjust the seat prior to starting the trip. Adjust the backrest so that it is in the most upright position as possible and do not adjust again while driving.

Warning

There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Electrically adjustable seats

General information

The seat adjustment for the driver's seat is stored for the driver profile currently used. When the vehicle is unlocked via the vehicle key, the position is automatically retrieved if the function is activated for this purpose.

The current seat position can be stored using the memory function.

Overview

  1. Thigh support
  2. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt
  3. Upper backrest
  4. Backrest width
  5. Lumbar support
  6. Backrest tilt, head restraint

Forward/backward

Push switch forward or backward.

Push switch forward or backward.

Height

Push switch up or down.

Push switch up or down.

Seat tilt

Move switch up or down.

Move switch up or down.

Backrest tilt

Move switch forward or backward.

Move switch forward or backward.

Thigh support

Multifunctional seat

Push switch forward or backward.

Push switch forward or backward.

Sport seat

Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push

Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push the thigh support forward or back.

Lumbar support

Concept

The curvature of the seat backrest can be adjusted in a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine. The lower back and the spine are supported for upright posture.

Adjusting

  • section of Press the front/rear section of the button: The curvature is increased/ decreased.
  • Press the upper/lower section of the button: The curvature is shifted up/ down.

Backrest width

Concept

Adjusting the backrest width may improve lateral support when taking corners.

General information

You can change the backrest width by adjusting the side wings of the backrest.

To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, the backrest width temporarily opens fully.

Adjusting

  • the Press the front section of the button: The backrest width decreases.
  • Press the rear section of the button: The backrest width increases.

Upper backrest

Concept

The upper backrest supports the back in the shoulder area. A correct setting leads to a relaxed seating position and reduces strain on the shoulder muscles.

Adjusting

  • Press the front section of the button: The upper backrest is inclined forward.
  • Press the rear section of the button: The upper backrest is inclined backward.

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