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G30 (2017 - Current)
The next generation 5 Series, chassis code G30, arrives at dealers in February 2017. Looking like a scaled down 7 Series and riding on the CLAR platform, the new 5 Series will have a focus on lightweight and sporty performance. Engines options will come from BMW's new B family for the 530 and 540 and a turbocharged V8 for the M550i. Read more about the 2017 5 Series

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Old 09-29-2017, 02:33 PM
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BMW started building my car on Monday, Sep 25. I was able to get a VIN the next day. So far, using that VIN on the online owner's manual site results in a message that says the manual isn't available. Does anybody know how long it takes after the build starts to see the manual online?
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:00 PM
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Yes, I posted info for you in that other thread. You have to use a 2017 VIN, I determined. You go to the documentation portal site and enter the 7 digits. It did not work for my 2018 VIN, but it did for a demo 2017 I drove.

UPDATE: Use G479193 as the VIN.

Here's my reply from the other thread:
OK, I found the G30 owners manual again, but you have to enter a 2017 VIN, I tried my 2018 and it said cannot display that manual. I'm sure 2017 and 2018 are the same...

Here is the portal:
https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html

Use these 7 digits of the VIN: G479193
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:10 PM
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BMW started building my car on Monday, Sep 25. I was able to get a VIN the next day. So far, using that VIN on the online owner's manual site results in a message that says the manual isn't available. Does anybody know how long it takes after the build starts to see the manual online?
I "borrowed" a VIN from a car sitting on a dealer's lot -- VIN was on their website. I don't feel bad about it as it helped me with my purchasing decision. Now that my car is in production, I'm using my own VIN going forward. For now, as Mark stated, you need a 2017 VIN.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:41 PM
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Right, I understand that. Thanks. But that VIN is for a 540ix with the M Sport package. Mine is a 530ix without M Sport. I figured the manuals would be different, but maybe not.

Anyway, I still have the question about when the new VIN will start working on the documentation web site.
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I like to use the bmw Driver?s Guide. It?s much easier to read and search for contents.

Apple App Store Link : BMW Driver's Guide by BMW
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bmw-...714042570?mt=8

Also you can download the complete manual for the 5 series or use your Vin. I was able to get the manual for my 2018 540.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:12 PM
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I like to use the BMW Driver?s Guide for the manual. It?s much easier to read and search for contents.

Apple App Store link : BMW Driver's Guide by BMW
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bmw-...714042570?mt=8

You can download the complete manual for the 5 series or even use your VIN. I used my 2018 vin for my 540.
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Right, I understand that. Thanks. But that VIN is for a 540ix with the M Sport package. Mine is a 530ix without M Sport. I figured the manuals would be different, but maybe not.

Anyway, I still have the question about when the new VIN will start working on the documentation web site.

I like to use the BMW Driver?s Guide for the manual. It?s much easier to read and search for contents.

Apple App Store link : BMW Driver's Guide by BMW
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bmw-...714042570?mt=8

You can download the complete manual for the 5 series or even use your VIN. I used my 2018 vin for my 540.
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Right, I understand that. Thanks. But that VIN is for a 540ix with the M Sport package. Mine is a 530ix without M Sport. I figured the manuals would be different, but maybe not.

Anyway, I still have the question about when the new VIN will start working on the documentation web site.
The owners manuals are inclusive, for any possible available options.
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The owners manuals are inclusive, for any possible available options.
Ah. Thanks.
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Is there no hard copy manual?

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Yes, with the car.
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The owners manuals are inclusive, for any possible available options.
Not here they’re not. The online manual is exactly tailored for the specific build. It includes only the features on your car.

Even pages where there’s a difference in functionality (such as B&W vs HK audio) are different.
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Not here they’re not. The online manual is exactly tailored for the specific build. It includes only the features on your car.

Even pages where there’s a difference in functionality (such as B&W vs HK audio) are different.
Waiting for the 2018. Do they have a search function?
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