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.


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