BMW’s 2007-5 Series offers a variety of features to ensure the safe transportation of children. The car comes with ISOFIX child seat anchors and top tethers, making it easy to securely install child seats. Additionally, the car has a rear-facing camera, providing the driver with a view of the rear seat area, making it easier to check on children in the back seat. The 5 Series also has a host of advanced safety features such as lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking, all of which can help keep children safe in the event of an accident.
The right place for children
⚠Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, otherwise they could endanger themselves and other persons, e.g. by opening the doors.◀
Children always in the rear
Accident research shows that the safest place for children is on the rear seat.
⚠Children younger than 13 years of age or with a height under 5 ft/150 cm may only be transported in the rear in child restraint systems which correspond to the age, weight and height of the child. Otherwise there is an increased danger of injury in an accident.◀
Children 13 years of age or older must wear a safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint system can no longer be used due to their age, size and weight.
Exception for front passenger seat
⚠Should it be necessary to use a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, the front and side airbags on the passenger side must be deactivated. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury for the child if the airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint system.◀
For more information on automatic deactivation of the front passenger airbags.
Installing child restraint systems
⚠Observe the child restraint system manufacturer’s instructions for selection, installation and use of the child restraint systems. Otherwise the degree of protection may be reduced.◀
On front passenger seat
⚠After mounting a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, make sure that the front and side airbags on the front passenger side are deactivated, as otherwise there is an increased risk of injury if the airbags are triggered.◀
⚠Before mounting a child restraint system on the front passenger seat, the backrest width adjustment must be open completely. After mounting the child’s seat, no memory position may be called up and the active backrest width adjustment must be deactivated, otherwise the stability of the child’s seat on the front passenger seat is limited.◀
- After unlocking the vehicle, sit on the front passenger seat and close the door to call up the memory position.
- Completely open the backrest width adjustment.
- Deactivate active backrest width adjustment.
- Install child’s seat.
Child seat security
Locking safety belt
- Secure the child restraint system with the belt.
- Pull out the belt webbing completely.
- Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in and pull taut against the child restraint system. The safety belt is locked.
Unlocking safety belt
- Open the belt buckle.
- Remove the child restraint system.
- Allow the belt webbing to be pulled in completely.
Child restraint system with tether strap
⚠Only use the tether-strap mounting points to secure child restraint systems, otherwise the mounting points could be damaged.◀
There are three additional mounting points for child restraint systems with a tether strap, refer to arrows. Fold the corresponding mounting point upward before using.
Three are three additional mounting points for child restraint systems with a tether strap, refer to arrows, under covers in the cargo bay floor. Before using, remove the corresponding cover with a screwdriver.
Placement of tether strap
- Pull the head restraint upward.
- Guide the tether strap through the bracket of the head restraint.
- Slide the head restraint into the bottom position.
- Hook in the tether strap on the mounting point.
- Fold the center armrest somewhat toward the front.
- Guide the tether strap through the opening.
- Fold back the center armrest.
- Hook in the tether strap on the mounting point.
On the Sports Wagon, also guide the tether strap between the backrest and the roll-up cover on all rear seats.
LATCH child restraint fixing system
LATCH: Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren.
⚠To attach and use a LATCH child restraint system, follow the operating and safety instructions of the system manufacturer.◀
Before attaching the LATCH child’s seat, pull the belt away from the region of the child restraint fixing system.
⚠Make sure that the LATCH anchor fittings are properly engaged and the child restraint system firmly contacts the backrest.◀
Sedan: rear seats
The anchor points for the LATCH anchors are located at the positions indicated by arrows in the gap between the seat and the backrest.
Sedan: rear seats with through-loading system*
The anchor points for the LATCH anchors are located behind the indicated protective caps. Remove the cover caps before mounting the child’s seat.
Sports Wagon: rear seats
The anchor points for the LATCH anchors are located behind the indicated protective caps and are covered again after the child’s seat is removed.
⚠If the vehicle is equipped with rear side airbags, make sure that children do not lean out of the child’s seat towards the door panels. Otherwise injuries can be caused if the side airbags are triggered.◀
Child-safety locks for rear doors
Slide down the safety lever on the rear doors: the door can now be opened from the outside only.
Safety switch for power windows Always press the safety switch for the power windows, when children are
riding in the rear of the vehicle.