BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Fuel gauge


The current fill level of the fuel tank is displayed.

General information

Vehicle inclination may cause the display to vary.

Additional information: Refueling.


An arrow next to the fuel pump symbol indicates the vehicle side on which the fuel filler flap is located.

The current range is displayed as numerical value.

Indicator light in the instrument cluster

The yellow indicator light illuminates, once the fuel reserve is reached.


General information

Always avoid RPM in the red warning field. In this range, the fuel supply is reduced to protect the engine.


1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Displays".

4. "Instrument panel".

5. "Engine display".

6. "Tachometer".

When the setting for the driving mode view is activated, the activated tachometer is only shown in the COMFORT or SPORT driving mode.

Power gauge


The display indicates the drive power available as a percentage of its total power.


1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Displays".

4. "Instrument panel".

5. "Engine display".

6. "Power meter".

When the setting for the driving mode view is activated, the activated power gauge is only shown in the COMFORT driving mode.



Pointer in the area of arrow 1: display of the energy recovered by coasting or when decelerating, CHARGE.

Pointer in the area of arrow 2: output in percent, POWER.

Drive power

The available drive power may be reduced due to certain factors, for instance a cold engine. Depending on the available drive power, the range for POWER is adjusted automatically.

If needed, icons in the power gauge indicate a reduction of the drive power.

Reduced drive power due to a cold drivetrain.

Reduced drive power due to an overheated drivetrain.


 Shift lights

Principle The Shift lights in the instrument cluster indicate the maximum shift point at which the best possible acceleration can be achieved. General information Depending on the equipment and nation


Principle The range indicates the distance that can still be covered with the current full tank of fuel. General information The estimated range available with the remaining fuel is permanently displa

 Speed Limit Info

Principle Speed Limit Info shows the currently valid speed limit in the instrument cluster and, if necessary, the Head-up Display. General information The camera in the area of the interior mirror det


 Trip data

Principle Values for the trip, such as the average consumption or trip kilometers, are displayed. General information The trip data can be displayed on the Control Display and in the instrument cluster. The values can be displayed and reset depending on various intervals, such as after refueling. D

 Electric cargo cover

Principle The electric cargo cover opens and closes automatically with the tailgate. The cargo cover can be lowered below the cargo floor panel to stow bulky items or luggage. General information Items in the range of movement are detected. The cargo cover stops automatically to prevent damage. Saf

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