Driver Assistance in the BMW X5.

The Driver Assist systems in the BMW X5 are the best co-pilots you could wish for. They have one primary aim - to make sure you enjoy a relaxing drive and a safe arrival.

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The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly into your line of sight, allowing you to fully concentrate on driving.
It displays information from the navigation system, notifications from the Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator and Check Control messages. You can also have infotainment information displayed such as radio station, track titles, phone book entries and call lists.

The icons projected onto your windscreen are displayed in a particularly high resolution and full colour, with traffic symbols reproduced realistically. The information is displayed on the windscreen to ensure effective ergonomics and can be individually adapted. The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display is not fully visible if you are wearing polarised sunglasses.

The illumination intensity is automatically modified to suit the external light conditions and the system also features night-time and day-time modes. The brightness setting can be configured via the iDrive menu. You can also select which additional information you wish to have displayed in addition to your current speed and the warnings from the driver assistance systems.


Reach your destination more quickly and more easily with the latest-generation Navigation System Professional. It gives you a head start, shows you the way and helps you to drive more efficiently.
The new Navigation System Professional has a large, high-resolution display that guarantees better legibility and more clarity. The Quick Start function gets the system up and running within ten seconds and operation is facilitated by data entry with no time lag. The 3D map navigation with improved directions and a larger memory for multimedia files further improves user comfort.

The Navigation System Professional is also efficient when it comes to fuel economy. On the basis of the navigation data, the ECO PRO Mode calculates when you should ease off the accelerator pedal in order to reach an optimum, fuel-saving speed.


The iDrive Touch Controller gives you convenient control of the iDrive system with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated in the Controller, you can easily enter information such as destinations for the navigation system using your own handwriting.
You can also use it to access a wide range of functions and settings as well as for scrolling through lists. Operation is effortless and intuitive by means of touch. It's a great help for the driver, as it causes as little distraction as possible. All functions operated using the Controller can be conveniently viewed in the Control Display.


BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot detects people and larger animals at a long distance − and selectively illuminates them. A thermal image camera in the radiator grille with a range of up to 300 metres relays images of people and animals directly onto the Control Display.
It's an intelligent early warning system with a bright spot. As soon as the remote infrared detects pedestrians or larger animals on course for collision in the dark, the system directs two separately controlled Dynamic Light Spots at them without creating an unpleasant glare. Both you and the person involved are given a highly effective warning of a potential risk situation.

Additional warnings are provided when the thermal image is activated in the multifunctional instrument display or in the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display. In the event of an acute risk, an acoustic warning signal is also sounded and the brakes are set to maximum standby.

BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot is a BMW ConnectedDrive innovation.


The Park Assist makes parallel parking easier. Parking spaces of the right size can be displayed and selected using the Control Display. When the button is kept pressed down, the system actively supports the driver during parking, taking care of gear selection, steering, accelerating and braking.
The Park Assist makes it easier for you to find a suitable parking space and actively helps you park. Up to a speed of 35 km/h and a maximum lateral distance of 1.5 m from the line of parked cars, ultrasound sensors in your BMW show you each potential parallel parking space in the Control Display.

Simply choose the space you want, activate the turn indicator and keep the Park Assist switch pressed down, and it will actively help you park. It selects forward or reverse gear, guides the steering and automatically accelerates or brakes. Parking has never been more fun.


Enjoy the view in the BMW X5. The integrated camera systems offer better visibility, for example at junctions and in difficult traffic situations.

  • Side View
  • Rear View


The anti-dazzle high-beam assist makes night-time driving even more pleasant and safe for you. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.

The features Adaptive LED Headlight or Adaptive Headlight are required for the anti-dazzle high-beam assist.