Interior

Drawing cues from the 7 Series, the 5 Series' climate-control readouts use BMW's Black Panel technology to appear out of dark panels without the brightened look of traditional electroluminescent displays. Traditional console-mounted cupholders replace the ones that flipped out of the dashboard. Get the optional navigation system, and the dash gets a massive 10.2-inch center display with PC-like 1280-by-480 pixel resolution. Without navigation, the display still sorts through various audio and setup menus, but it shrinks to a 7-inch display and 800-by-480 pixel resolution. Both setups incorporate BMW's iDrive system.

Standard features include 10-way power front seats and a power tilt/telescoping steering column. A 60/40-split folding rear seat is optional.

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    Opening the Options menu
    Press the button. The "Options" menu is displayed. Additional options: move the controller to the right repeatedly until the "Options" menu is displayed. Options menu The ...

    Overview, instrument cluster with enhanced features
    Overview, instrument cluster with enhanced features 1 Fuel gauge 2 Speedometer 3 Indicator/warning lamps 4 Tachometer 5 Engine oil temperature 6 Current fuel consumption 7 Electronic displa ...

    Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
    Functions such as seat heating and the rear window defroster require a lot of energy and consume additional fuel, especially in city and stopand- go traffic. Therefore, switch off these functio ...