BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Fuel gauge


The current fill level of the fuel tank is displayed.

General information

Vehicle tilt position may cause the display to vary.

Additional information: Refueling


An arrow beside the fuel pump
symbol shows which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on.

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.


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

Shift point indicator


The shift lights indicate the upshift point at which the best possible acceleration can be achieved.

Functional requirement

Shift lights are shown when the SPORT driving program is activated.

Switching on/off

  1. Select SPORT driving mode.

    Press Driving Dynamics Control.

  2.  Activate the M manual mode of the transmission.



  • Current engine speed is displayed in the tachometer
  • Arrow 1: successive yellow illuminated fields indicate an increase in the speed.
  • Arrow 2: successive orange illuminated fields indicate the upcoming shift moment.
  • Arrow 3: the field lights up red. Do not wait any further to shift.

When the maximum speed is reached, the entire display flashes red and the supply of fuel is interrupted in order to protect the engine.

Standby state and driveready state

The letters OFF in the tachometer
indicate that drive-ready state is switched off and standby state is switched on.

The letters READY in the
tachometer indicate that the Auto Start/Stop function is ready to start the engine automatically.

Additional information: Operating state of the vehicle

Engine oil temperature

  • Cold engine: the pointer is
    at the low temperature end.

    Drive at moderate engine and vehicle speeds.

  • Normal operating temperature: the pointer is in the middle or in the lower half of the temperature display.
  • Hot engine: the pointer is at the high end of the temperature range. In addition, a Check Control message is displayed.

Additional information: Coolant level

Indicator light in the instrument cluster

A red indicator light is

External temperature

General information

If the indicator drops to +37 ºF/+3 ºC or lower, a signal sounds.

A Check Control message is displayed.

There is an increased risk of ice on roads.

Safety information


Even at temperatures above +37 ºF/+3 ºC there can be a risk of icy roads, for instance on bridges or shady sections of the road. There is a risk of accident. Modify your driving style to the weather conditions at low temperatures.



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