Refueling BMW 2006-6 Series

Refueling your car is a routine task that every driver must perform. However, when it comes to refueling luxury cars such as the BMW 2006-6 Series, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that the process goes smoothly. In this article, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to refuel your BMW 2006-6 Series, including important safety precautions and tips to help you make the most of your fueling experience.

⚠ Always switch off the engine before refueling; otherwise, no fuel can be dispensed into the tank and a message is displayed.

⚠ When handling fuel, always observe all applicable precautionary measures and regulations. Never transport reserve fuel containers in the vehicle. They can leak and cause an explosion or a fire in an accident.

Fuel filler door

Refueling BMW 2006 6 Series

To open and close: briefly press the rear edge of the fuel filler door.

Manual release
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In the event of an electrical malfunction, you can release the fuel filler door manually: In the luggage compartment, pull the knob with the gas pump symbol on the right side panel.

Observe following when refueling

⚠ When handling fuels always follow any safety guidelines posted at the gas station.

Refueling BMW 2006 6 Series2

Place the fuel filler cap in the bracket attached to the fuel filler door. When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Lifting the filler nozzle during refueling.

  • results in premature pump shutoff
  • can lead to reduced efficiency in the fuel vapor recovery system

The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks off the first time.

Fuel tank capacity

Approx. 18.5 US gallons/70 liters, including the reserve capacity of approx. 2.1 gallons/8 liters.

⚠ Refuel as soon as possible once your remaining range falls below 30 miles/ 50 km; otherwise, engine functions are not ensured and damage can occur.

Fuel filler cap


Insert the cap and turn it clockwise until there is a clearly audible click.

⚠ Do not jam the strap attached to the fuel filler cap between the fuel filler cap and the vehicle. A message is displayed if the cap is loose or missing.

Fuel specifications

⚠ Never used leaded gasoline; it will permanently damage the catalytic converter.

Required fuel
Premium unleaded gasoline

The minimum Octane Rating is 91. If you use gasoline with this minimum Octane Rating, the engine may produce knocking sounds when starting at high outside temperatures. This has no effect on the engine life.
Minimum Octane Rating corresponds to the Anti Knock Index AKI and is determined according to the so-called (R+M)/2 method.

Use high-quality brands

Field experience has demonstrated significant differences in fuel quality: volatility, composition, additives, etc., among gasolines offered for sale in the United States and Canada. Fuels containing up to and including 10% ethanol or other oxygenates with up to 2.8% oxygen by weight, that is, 15% MTBE or 3% methanol plus an equivalent amount of co-solvent, will not void the applicable warranties with respect to defects in materials or workmanship.

⚠ The use of poor-quality fuels may result in problems relating to drivability and starting, and to a tendency to stall, especially under certain environmental conditions such as high ambient temperature and high altitude. Should you encounter drivability problems, which you suspect could be related to the fuel you are using, we recommend that you respond by switching to a recognized high-quality brand. Failure to comply with these recommendations may also result in unscheduled maintenance.

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