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BMW 5 Series: Using this Owner's Manual

BMW 5 Series 2016-2024 Owners Manual / Information / Using this Owner's Manual

Orientation

The fastest way to find information on a particular topic is by using the index.

An initial overview of the vehicle is provided in the first chapter.

Updates made after the editorial deadline

Due to updates after the editorial deadline, differences may exist between the printed Owner's Manual and the Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle.

Notes on updates can be found in the appendix of the printed Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

Owner's Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, Communication

The Owner's Manual for Navigation, Entertainment, and Communication can be obtained as a printed book from the service center.

The topics are also discussed in the Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle.

Additional sources of information

Service center

A service center will be glad to answer questions at any time.

Internet

Vehicle information and general information on BMW, for instance. on technology, are available on the Internet: www.bmwusa.com.

Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle

The Integrated Owner's Manual specifically describes features and functions found in the vehicle.

The Integrated Owner's Manual can be displayed on the Control Display.

BMW Driver's Guide app

The BMW Driver's Guide app specifically describes features and functions found in the vehicle.

The app can be displayed on smartphones and tablets.

BMW Driver's Guide Web

Driver's Guide Web shows the most suitable information for the selected vehicle. If possible, only equipment and functions that are actually installed in the vehicle will be explained. Driver's Guide Web can be displayed in any current browser.

Symbols and displays

Symbols in the Owner's Manual

Precautions that must be followed in   Precautions that must be followed in order to avoid the possibility of injury to yourself and to others as well as serious damage to the vehicle.

Measures that can be taken to help     Measures that can be taken to help protect the environment.

"..."  Texts in vehicle used to select individual functions.

›...‹   Verbal instructions to use with the voice activation system.

››...‹‹ Responses generated by the voice activation system.

Action steps

Action steps to be carried out are presented as a numbered list. The steps must be carried out in the defined order.

1. First action step.

2. Second action step.

Enumerations

Enumerations without mandatory order or alternative possibilities are presented as a list with bullet points.

  • First possibility.
  • Second possibility.

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     Vehicle features and options

    This Owner's Manual describes all models and all standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series. Therefore, this Owner's Manual also describes and illustrates fe

     For Your Own Safety

    Intended use Heed the following when using the vehicle: Owner's Manual. Information on the vehicle. Do not remove stickers. Technical vehicle data. The traffic, speed, and safety laws where the

     Data memory

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     Additional functions

    General information Depending on the mobile phone and the installed apps, the following contents of the mobile phone are transmitted to the vehicle: Contacts. Short messages. Data transfer can take several minutes. Certain functions may need to be enabled by the mobile phone provider or service

     Crash-relevant functions

    The Advanced Crash Safety Module must fulfil the following crash-relevant functions: Evaluating the sensor signals Impact detection Determining actuators to be activated Specifying the trigger time and trigger sequence Activation of the ignition circuit output stages Sending the crash messag

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