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BMW 5 Series: Steptronic transmission

BMW 5 Series 2016-2023 Owners Manual / Driving / Steptronic transmission

Concept

The Steptronic transmission combines the functions of an automatic transmission with the possibility of manual shifting, if needed.

Safety information

Warning

An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll away. There is a risk of accident.

Before exiting, secure the vehicle against rolling.

In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured against rolling away, follow the following:

  • Set the parking brake.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, also secure the vehicle, for instance with a wheel chock.

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 Selector lever positions

Drive mode D Selector lever position for normal vehicle operation. All gears for forward travel are activated automatically. R is reverse Engage selector lever position R only when the vehicle is sta

 Rolling or pushing the vehicle

General information In some situations, the vehicle is to roll without its own power for a short distance, for instance in a vehicle wash, or be pushed. Engaging selector lever position N 1. Switch on

 Sport program M/S

Concept The shifting points and shifting times in the Sport program are designed for a sportier driving style. The transmission, for instance shifts up later and the shifting times are shorter. Activa

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 USB connection

General information Mobile devices with a USB port are connected to the USB interface. Mobile phones. The snap-in adapter features a separate USB port that is automatically connected when a compatible mobile phone is inserted. Audio devices such as MP3 players. USB storage devices. Common fi

 Sockets

General information The total load of all sockets must not exceed 140 watts at 12 volts. Do not damage the socket by using non-compatible connectors. Safety information Warning Devices and cables in the unfolding area of the airbags, such as portable navigation devices, can hinder the unfolding of

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