BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Drive readiness - Driving

Drive readiness

Turning on drive readiness

1. Depress the brake pedal.

2. Press the Start/Stop button.

Turning off drive-ready state

Steptronic transmission:

1. Engage selector lever position P with the vehicle stopped.

2. Press the Start/Stop button.

The engine is switched off.

3. Set the parking brake.

Auto Start/Stop function

The Auto Start/Stop function switches the engine off automatically while stationary to save fuel. The engine starts automatically under the following preconditions: Steptronic transmission:

Parking brake

Setting

Pull the switch.

The LED on the switch and the indicator light in the instrument cluster are illuminated.

Releasing

With drive-ready state switched on: Press the switch while stepping on the brake pedal or selector lever position P is set.

The LED and indicator light turn off.

The parking brake is released.

Parking

The parking brake is automatically set if the vehicle is being held by Automatic Hold and the drive-ready state is switched off or the vehicle is exited.

Steptronic transmission

Engaging selector lever position D, N, R

On the road

With the driver's safety belt fastened, briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, past a resistance point, if needed. The selector lever returns to the center position in each case.

To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a gear position or reverse, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.

A selector lever lock prevents the inadvertent shifting to selector lever position R or the inadvertent shifting from selector lever position P.

Engage selector lever position R only when the vehicle is stationary.

Releasing the selector lever lock

On the road

Press the button.

Engaging P

Engage selector lever position P only when the vehicle is stationary.

On the road

Press button P.

Steptronic transmission, Sport program and manual mode

On the road

Activate the Sport program/manual mode: Press the selector lever to the left from selector lever position D.

Manual mode:

End the sport program/manual mode: Press the selector lever to the right.

Turn signal, high beams, headlight flasher

Turn signal

On the road

High beams, headlight flasher

On the road

Press the lever forward or pull it backward.

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