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535i xDriveOwner's Manual for Vehicle
Congratulations, and thank you for choosing a BMW.
Thorough familiarity with your vehicle will provide you with
enhanced control and security when you drive it. We therefore
have this request:
Please take the time to read this Owner's Manual and familiarize
yourself with the information that we have compiled for you
before starting off in your new vehicle. It contains important data
and instructions intended to assist you in gaining maximum use
and satisfaction from your BMW's unique range of technical fea-
tures. The manual also contains information on maintenance
designed to enhance operating safety and contribute to main-
taining the value of your BMW throughout an extended service
This manual is supplemented by a Service and Warranty Informa-
tion Booklet for US models or a Warranty and Service Guide
Booklet for Canadian models.
We wish you an enjoyable driving experience.
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© 2009 Bayerische Motoren Werke
Reprinting, including excerpts, only with the
written consent of BMW AG, Munich.
US English VIII/09, 09 09 500
Printed on environmentally friendly paper,
bleached without chlorine, suitable for recycling.
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At a glance
The fastest way to find specific topics is to use
the index, refer to page250.
Using this Owner's Manual
7Reporting safety defects
At a glance
21Letters and numbers
22Voice activation system
26Opening and closing
53Transporting children safely
84Technology for comfort, convenience
110Practical interior accessories
124Things to remember when driving
148What to do if...
152On/off and tone
160CD/DVD player and CD changer
202Wheels and tires
211Under the hood
231Giving and receiving assistance
243Short commands of voice activation
250Everything from A to Z