BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Start/Stop button

Vehicle features and options

This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series.

It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.

When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Start/Stop button


Pressing the Start/Stop button
switches drive-ready state on or off.

Drive-ready state is switched on when you depress the brake pedal while pressing the Start/Stop button.

Pressing the Start/Stop button again switches the drive-ready state back off and standby state is switched back on.

Additional information:

  • Drive-ready state
  • Standby state

Driving away

  1. Switch on drive-ready state.
  2. Apply drive mode.
  3. Release the parking brake.
  4. Drive away.


     Auto Start/Stop function

    Concept The Auto Start/Stop function helps save fuel. The system switches off the engine during a stop, for instance in traffic congestion or at traffic lights. Drive-ready state remains switched on.

     Auto Start/Stop function- Starting the engine

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     Driving Dynamics Control

    Concept The Driving Dynamics Control influences the driving dynamics properties of the vehicle. The vehicle can be adjusted depending on the situation using various driving modes. General information


     Flat Tire Monitor FTM

    Concept The system detects tire inflation pressure loss on the basis of rotation speed differences between the individual wheels while driving. In the event of a tire inflation pressure loss, the diameter and therefore the rotational speed of the corresponding wheel changes. The difference will be

     Mechanical Attachments

    REPLACING SELECTOR SHAFT SEAL (GA6HP26Z) Notes IMPORTANT: After completion of work, check TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL. Use only the approved TRANSMISSION FLUID. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in serious damage to the automatic transmission! Necessary preliminary tasks Remove rear

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