BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Driving Modes

The displays of the instrument cluster are displayed depending on the driving mode selected.

A distinction is made between the 3 following modes on the BMW 5 Series:

  • Comfort
  • Sport
  • ECO Pro

Instrument Cluster
BMW 5 Series driving modes on the instrument cluster

  1. COMFORT mode
  2. SPORT mode
  3. ECO PRO mode


APIX connection

A Head Unit 2 (HU H2) is installed in the G30, the instrument cluster is connected to the head unit via an APIX line. The APIX connection is needed to show the high-quality graphic displays in the instrument cluster (navigation instructions, etc.).

Instrument Cluster
G30 Navigation in the extended scope instrument cluster


The following graphic shows an overview of the instrument cluster connections: Navigation System Professional (Head Unit High 2) and Head-Up Display; connection of the instrument cluster to the head unit via APIX; connection of the Head‐Up Display to the instrument cluster via APIX.

Instrument Cluster
G30 Connection of the instrument cluster with the head unit


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