BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Concept, General information, Safety information


Using this system, a desired speed and a distance to a vehicle ahead can be adjusted using the buttons on the steering wheel.

The system maintains the desired speed on clear roads. For this purpose, the vehicle accelerates or brakes automatically.

If a vehicle is driving ahead of you, the system adjusts the speed of your vehicle so that the set distance to the vehicle ahead is maintained. The speed is adjusted as far as the given situation allows.

General information

A radar sensor is located in the front bumper and a camera on the interior mirror to detect vehicles driving ahead of you.

Depending on the vehicle setting, the cruise control settings may change under certain conditions.

For instance, acceleration can change depending on the driving mode.

The distance can be adjusted in several steps.

For safety reasons, it depends on the respective speed.

If the vehicle ahead of you brakes to a halt, and then proceeds to drive again within a brief period, the system is able to detect this within the given system limits.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic conditions. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll away. There is a risk of accident.

Before exiting, secure the vehicle against rolling.

In order to ensure that the vehicle is secured against rolling away, follow the following:

  • Set the parking brake.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, turn the front wheels in the direction of the curb.
  • On uphill grades or on a downhill slope, also secure the vehicle, for instance with a wheel chock.


The desired speed can be incorrectly adjusted or called up by mistake. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust the desired speed to the traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


Risk of accident due to too high speed differences to other vehicles, for instance in the following situations:

  • When fast approaching a slowly moving vehicle.
  • Vehicle suddenly swerving into own lane.
  • When fast approaching standing vehicles.

There is a risk of injuries or danger to life.

Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.



    Buttons on the steering wheel Cruise control on/off Store/maintain speed Pause cruise control / Continue cruise control with the last setting Without steering and traffic jam assistant: Increase

     Switching on/off and interrupting cruise control

    Switching on Press the button on the steering wheel. The indicator lights in the instrument cluster light up and the mark in the speedometer is set to the current speed. Cruise control is active. T

     Setting the speed

    Maintaining and storing the speed Press the rocker switch up or down once while the system is interrupted. When the system is switched on, the current speed is maintained and stored as the desired s


     DSC Dynamic Stability Control

    Concept Within the physical limits, the system helps to keep the vehicle on a steady course by reducing engine speed and by braking the individual wheels. General information DSC detects the following unstable driving conditions, for instance: Fishtailing, which can lead to oversteering. Loss of

     Parking information

    Parking information is a new function in navigation. The parking information is called "On-Street Parking Information" in the vehicle menu. A probability of there being free parking spaces determined by calculating various values is shown on the navigation map. The data for this calculation is de

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