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BMW X5: Engaging selector lever positions - Steptronic transmission

BMW X5 (G05) 2019-2022 Owners Manual / Controls / Driving / Engaging selector lever positions - Steptronic transmission

Engaging selector lever positions

General information

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

Functional requirements

Only when the drive-ready state is switched on and the brake pedal is depressed is it possible to change from selector lever position P to another selector lever position.

The selection lever position P cannot be changed until all technical requirements are met.

Engaging selector lever position D, N, R

A selector lever lock prevents the following faulty operation:

1. Fasten driver's safety belt.

2. Press and hold the button to release the selector lever lock.

Driving

3. Push the selector lever in the desired direction, past a resistance point, if needed. The selector lever automatically returns to the center position when released.

Driving

Engaging selector lever position

Driving

Press button P.

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 car wash, or be pushed.

Engaging selector lever position N

NOTICE

Selector lever position P is automatically engaged when standby state is switched off.

There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not switch standby state off in car washes.

1. Switch on drive-ready state while pressing on the brake pedal.

2. If necessary, release the parking brake.

3. If necessary, switch off Automatic Hold.

4. Depress the brake pedal.

5. Touch the selector lever lock and engage selector lever position N.

6. Switch off drive-ready state.

In this way, standby state remains switched on, and a Check Control message is displayed.

The vehicle can roll.

Selector lever position P is engaged automatically after approximately 35 minutes.

If there is a malfunction, you may not be able to change the selector lever position.

Electronically unlock the transmission lock, if needed.

Kickdown

Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving performance.

Step on the accelerator pedal beyond the resistance point at the full throttle position.

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