2012 BMW 5 Series Owner's Manual

2012 BMW 5 Series owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
BMW
Model:
5 Series
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
13.16 MB

Table of Contents

- At a glance
11
Cockpit
12
Vehicle equipment
12
All around the steering wheel
12
All around the center console
14
All around the headliner
15
iDrive
16
Vehicle equipment
16
The concept
16
Controls at a glance
16
Operating concept
17
Example: setting the clock
19
Status information
19
Split screen
20
Programmable memory buttons
20
Entering letters and numbers
21
Voice activation system
22
Vehicle equipment
22
The concept
22
Requirements
22
Using voice activation
22
Possible commands
22
Example: playing back a CD
23
Setting the voice dialog
23
Adjusting the volume
23
Notes on Emergency Requests
23
Environmental conditions
23
Integrated Owner's Manual in the vehicle
25
Vehicle equipment
25
Opening and closing
30
Vehicle equipment
30
Remote control/key
30
Personal Profile
31
Central locking system
33
Opening and closing: from the outside
34
Opening and closing: from the inside
37
Doors
37
Trunk lid
38
Comfort Access
40
Alarm system
42
Power windows
43
Roller sun blinds
44
Glass sunroof, powered
45
Adjusting
47
Vehicle equipment
47
Sitting safely
47
Seats
47
Safety belts
51
Front head restraints
52
Rear head restraints
53
Seat, mirror, and steering wheel memory
54
Mirrors
55
Steering wheel
57
Transporting children safely
58
Vehicle equipment
58
The right place for children
58
Installing child restraint fixing systems
58
LATCH child restraint fixing system
59
Locking the doors and windows
61
Driving
62
Vehicle equipment
62
Start/Stop button
62
Starting the engine
63
Engine stop
63
Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function
64
Parking brake
66
Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher
69
Washer/wiper system
69
Washer fluid
71
Manual transmission
71
Automatic transmission with Steptronic
72
Displays
75
Vehicle equipment
75
Instrument cluster
75
Electronic displays
77
Check Control
78
Fuel gauge
80
Tachometer
80
Engine oil temperature
80
Coolant temperature
81
Odometer and trip odometer
81
External temperature
81
Time
81
Date
81
Range
81
Current fuel consumption
82
Energy recovery
82
Service requirements
82
Gear shift indicator
83
Selection lists in the instrument cluster
83
Computer
84
Settings on the Control Display
86
Lamps
89
Vehicle equipment
89
At a glance
89
Parking lamps/low beams, headlamp control
89
Adaptive light control
91
Headlamp range control
91
High-beam Assistant
91
Fog lamps
93
Instrument lighting
93
Interior lamps
93
Safety
94
Vehicle equipment
94
Airbags
94
Tire Pressure Monitor TPM
97
FTM Flat Tire Monitor
100
Lane departure warning
102
Active Blind Spot Detection
104
Brake force display
105
Active Protection
106
Driving stability control systems
107
Vehicle equipment
107
Antilock Brake System ABS
107
Brake assistant
107
Adaptive brake assistant
107
Drive-off assistant
107
DSC Dynamic Stability Control
107
DTC Dynamic Traction Control
108
xDrive
109
HDC Hill Descent Control
109
Adaptive Drive
110
Dynamic Drive
110
Dynamic Damping Control
110
Integral Active Steering
110
Driving Experience Switch
111
Driving comfort
114
Vehicle equipment
114
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, ACC
114
Collision warning with braking function
120
Cruise control
121
PDC Park Distance Control
123
Surround View
126
Backup camera
126
Top View
128
Side View
130
Parking assistant
131
Night Vision with pedestrian detection
134
Head-up Display
137
Climate control
139
Vehicle equipment
139
Automatic climate control
139
Ventilation
142
Rear automatic climate control
143
Parked-car ventilation
144
Interior equipment
146
Vehicle equipment
146
Integrated universal remote control
146
Ashtray/cigarette lighter
148
Connecting electrical devices
149
Through-loading system
150
Ski bag
151
Storage compartments
153
Vehicle equipment
153
Storage compartments
153
Glove compartment
153
Center armrest
154
Cupholders
155
Remote control storage compartment
156
Clothes hooks
156
Things to remember when driving
160
Vehicle equipment
160
Breaking-in period
160
General driving notes
160
Loading
163
Vehicle equipment
163
General information
163
Determining the load limit
163
Load
163
Stowing cargo
164
Securing cargo
164
Roof-mounted luggage rack
164
Saving fuel
166
Vehicle equipment
166
General information
166
Remove unnecessary cargo
166
Remove attached parts following use
166
Close the windows and glass sunroof
166
Check the tire inflation pressure regularly
166
Drive away without delay
166
Look well ahead when driving
166
Avoid high engine speeds
166
Use coasting conditions
167
Switch off the engine during longer stops
167
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
167
Have maintenance carried out
167
Navigation
172
Vehicle equipment
172
Navigation system
172
Destination input
172
Destination guidance
180
Map view
182
Traffic bulletins
184
Navigation data
186
Tone
190
Vehicle equipment
190
General information
190
Treble, bass, balance, and fader
190
Equalizer
190
Multi-channel playback, surround
191
Volume
191
Resetting the tone settings
191
Radio
192
Vehicle equipment
192
Controls
192
Sound output
192
AM/FM station
192
Weather Band
194
Satellite radio
194
Stored stations
198
CD/multimedia
200
Vehicle equipment
200
Controls
200
Sound output
200
CD/DVD
200
Music collection
207
External devices
212
Rear entertainment
221
Vehicle equipment
221
Controls
221
Rear CD/DVD player
221
Switching the system on/off
221
Screens
221
Remote control
222
Controls
223
Enabling
224
Headphones, vehicle loudspeakers
225
External devices
225
Telephone
230
Vehicle equipment
230
At a glance
230
Pairing/unpairing the mobile phone
231
Controls
234
Voice operation
238
Snap-in adapter
240
Office
242
Vehicle equipment
242
At a glance
242
Office information
242
Contacts
243
Messages
245
Calendar
248
Tasks
248
Notes
249
Reminders
249
Using contact data
249
Reading out loud
250
What to do if...
250
Contacts
251
Vehicle equipment
251
Note
251
General information
251
New contact
251
My contacts
251
ConnectedDrive
253
Vehicle equipment
253
BMW Assist
253
TeleService
254
Concierge service
254
Roadside Assistance
254
BMW Search
255
Customer Relations
256
Service Request
256
Automatic Service Request
257
TeleService Report
257
Services status
257
Data transfer
257
Refueling
262
Vehicle equipment
262
General information
262
Fuel cap
262
Observe the following when refueling
263
Fuel
264
Vehicle equipment
264
Fuel quality
264
Wheels and tires
265
Vehicle equipment
265
Tire inflation pressure
265
Tire identification marks
276
Tire tread
277
Tire damage
278
Changing wheels and tires
278
Run-flat tires
280
Snow chains
280
Engine compartment
282
Vehicle equipment
282
Important features in the engine compartment
282
Hood
282
Engine oil
284
Vehicle equipment
284
General information
284
For the 530i, 535i, 550i, 525d, 530d and 535d: check oil level
284
For 520i and 528i: Check oil level
284
Adding engine oil
285
Oil types for refilling
285
Oil change
286
Coolant
286
Maintenance
288
Vehicle equipment
288
BMW Maintenance System
288
Condition Based Service CBS
288
Service and Warranty Information Booklet for US models and Warranty and Service Guide Booklet for Canadian models
288
Socket for OBD Onboard Diagnosis
289
Data memory
289
Replacing components
290
Vehicle equipment
290
Onboard vehicle tool kit
290
Wiper blade replacement
290
Lamp and bulb replacement
290
Changing wheels
296
Vehicle battery
296
Fuses
297
Breakdown assistance
298
Vehicle equipment
298
Hazard warning flashers
298
Emergency Request
298
Warning triangle
299
First aid kit
299
Roadside Assistance
299
Jump starting
299
Tow-starting and towing
301
Care
304
Vehicle equipment
304
Car washes
304
Technical data
310
Vehicle equipment
310
Dimensions
310
Weights
311
Capacities
313
Short commands of the voice activation system
314
Vehicle equipment
314
General information
314
Adjusting
314
Vehicle information
315
Navigation
316
Radio
318
CD/Multimedia
320
Telephone
321
Office
321
Contacts
322
BMW Assist or ConnectedDrive
322

FAQ about the 2012 BMW 5 Series Manual

What contains the 2012 5 Series manual?

The BMW 5 Series owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by BMW to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the BMW 5 Series. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a BMW 5 Series 2012 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your BMW 5 Series, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that BMW 5 Series owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2012 BMW 5 Series Owners Manual?

The BMW 5 Series owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the BMW 5 Series year 2012 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2012 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The BMW 5 Series (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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