BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Adjusting the distance

Safety information

Warning

The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment. Due to the system limits, braking can be late. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Be aware to the traffic situation at all times. Adjust the distance to the traffic and weather conditions and maintain the prescribed safety distance, possibly by braking.

Without steering and traffic jam assistant: reducing distance

until thePress the button repeatedly until the desired distance is set.

Instrument cluster will display selected distance.

Without steering and traffic jam assistant: increasing distance

until thePress the button repeatedly until the desired distance is set.

Instrument cluster will display selected distance.

With steering and traffic jam assistant: adjusting distance

until the Press the button repeatedly until the desired distance is set.

Continuing cruise control

An interrupted cruise control can be continued by calling up the stored speed.

Make sure that the difference between current speed and stored speed is not too large before calling up the stored speed. Otherwise, unintentional braking or accelerating may occur.

interrupted.Press the button with the system interrupted.

Cruise control is continued with the stored values.

In the following cases, the stored speed value is deleted and cannot be called up again:

  • When the system is switched off.
  • When drive-ready state is switched off.

Changing between cruise control with/without distance control

Safety information

Warning

The system does not react to traffic driving ahead of you, but instead maintains the stored speed. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Adjust the desired speed to the traffic conditions and brake as needed.

Changing to cruise control without distance control

Distance control can be switched off and on when driving with cruise control activated.

assistant:With steering and traffic jam assistant: press and hold this button.

assistant:Without steering and traffic jam assistant: Press and hold this button.

Press and hold this button.

In order to switch back to Cruise control with distance control, press the button again.

After switching, a Check Control message is displayed.

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