2008 BMW M5 Owner's Manual

2008 BMW M5 owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
BMW
Model:
M5
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
4.1 MB

Table of Contents

Notes
6
Using this Owner's Manual
6
Symbols used
6
The individual vehicle
7
Editorial notice
7
For your own safety
7
Service and warranty
9
Cockpit
12
Around the steering wheel: controls and displays
12
Instrument cluster
14
Indicator and warning lamps
15
Around the center console: controls and displays
16
iDrive
18
Controls
18
Menu overview
19
Operating principle
19
Status information
22
Assistance window*
22
Switching Control Display off/on
23
Programmable memory/ direct selection buttons
23
Voice command system
25
The concept
25
Voice commands
25
Notes
27
Opening and closing
30
Keys/remote control
30
Personal Profile
30
Central locking system
31
Opening and closing: Using remote control
32
Opening and closing: from inside
34
Doors
35
Luggage compartment lid
35
Alarm system
37
Comfort access*
38
Windows
39
Glass sunroof*, electric
40
Adjusting
43
Sitting safely
43
Seats
44
Seat, mirror and steering wheel memory
45
Head restraints
46
Safety belts
47
Seat heating
48
Active seat ventilation*
49
Mirrors
50
Steering wheel
51
MDrive
52
Transporting children safely
55
The right place for children
55
Installing child restraint systems
55
On trips
57
Driving
58
Ignition lock
58
Start/Stop button
58
Starting engine
59
Switching off engine
59
Handbrake
60
Manual transmission*
60
M Engine Dynamic Control
61
Sequential Manual Transmission with Drivelogic
61
Turn signals/ headlamp flasher
64
Wiper system
65
Washer fluid
66
Cruise control
67
Everything under control
68
Odometer, outside temperature display, clock
68
Tachometer
68
Coolant temperature
68
Engine oil thermometer
69
Fuel gauge
69
Computer
69
Service requirements
71
Check Control
73
Speed limit
75
Stopwatch
76
Settings on Control Display
76
Technology for comfort, convenience and safety
80
PDC Park Distance Control*
80
Driving stability control systems
81
Starting assistant
84
EDC Electronic Damping Control
84
FTM Flat Tire Monitor*
85
TPM Tire Pressure Monitor*
86
Brake force display
89
Airbags
89
Head-Up Display*
91
Lamps
94
Parking lamps/low beams
94
Adaptive Head Light*
96
High beams/ roadside parking lamps
96
High-beam assistant*
96
Instrument lighting
98
Interior lamps
98
Climate
99
Automatic climate control
99
Parked car ventilation
103
Practical interior accessories
106
Integrated universal remote control*
106
Sun blinds*
107
Glove compartment
108
Center armrest, front
108
Storage compartments
109
Cup holders
110
Ashtray, front*
110
Cigarette lighter, front*
110
Ashtray, rear*
111
Cigarette lighter, rear
111
Connecting electrical devices
111
Center armrest, rear
112
Through-loading system*
112
Ski bag*
112
Things to remember when driving
116
Break-in period
116
General driving notes
116
Cargo loading
118
Roof-mounted luggage rack*
120
BMW M5 Engineering
121
V10 High Output Engine
121
Compound brake
121
Drive train
121
Starting navigation system
124
Navigation DVD
124
Display in assistance window
124
Destination entry
126
Entering a destination manually
126
Entering destination via voice*
129
Map-guided destination selection
130
Selecting destination using information
131
Destination list
132
Address book
133
Selecting route
136
Word matching principle
137
Destination guidance
138
Starting destination guidance
138
Destination guidance, terminating/continuing
138
Displaying route
139
Destination guidance via voice instructions
141
Bypassing route sections
142
Traffic information*
142
Displaying current position
145
What to do if …
147
On/off and tone
150
Controls
150
Switching on/off
151
Adjusting volume
151
Tone control
151
Radio
154
Listening to radio
154
Storing stations
156
Automatically sorting stations*
158
Weather news flashes*
158
High Definition Radio*
158
Satellite radio
161
Enabling or disabling channels
161
Selecting and storing channel
162
CD player and CD changer
164
Listening to CDs
164
Selecting a track
165
Sampling tracks, scan
166
Repeating a track
167
Random play sequence
167
Fast forward/reverse
168
CD magazine
168
Notes
169
AUX-In connection
170
Connecting
170
Starting audio playback
170
USB/audio interface
171
Connecting
171
Starting audio playback
172
Selecting a track
172
Repeating a track
173
Random play sequence
173
Fast forward/reverse
173
Notes
173
Telephoning
176
The concept
176
Using a phone in your vehicle
176
Suitable mobile phones
176
Care instructions
176
Operating options
176
Commissioning
177
Operation via iDrive
182
Changing between mobile phone and hands-free system
187
Operation by voice*
187
Notes
189
Mounting/removing snap-in adapter
190
BMW Assist
191
Requirements
191
Offered services
191
Using services
192
Updating BMW Assist
195
Displaying vehicle data
197
Refueling
200
Fuel filler door
200
Fuel specifications
201
Wheels and tires
202
Tire inflation pressure
202
Tire identification marks
203
Tire condition
204
New wheels and tires
205
Snow chains*
206
Under the hood
208
Hood
208
Engine compartment
209
Engine oil
210
Coolant
213
Maintenance
214
BMW maintenance system
214
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnostics interface
215
Care
215
Replacing components
216
Onboard toolkit
216
Wiper blade replacement
216
Lamps and bulbs
216
Repairing flat tire with M Mobility System
219
Changing wheels*
221
Vehicle battery
224
Fuses
224
Giving and receiving assistance
225
Emergency request
225
Warning triangle*
225
First-aid kit*
226
Roadside Assistance*
226
Jump starting
226
Tow-starting and towing
227
Technical data
232
Engine data
232
Dimensions
233
Weights
234
Capacities
234
Short commands of voice command system
235
Everything from A to Z
240
Index
240

FAQ about the 2008 BMW M5 Manual

What contains the 2008 M5 manual?

The BMW M5 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW M5. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW M5 2008 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Maintenance for your BMW M5, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW M5 owners can do

Where to download the 2008 BMW M5 Owners Manual?

The BMW M5 owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW M5 year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW M5 (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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