BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Functions in the map view

General information

Different information can be called up for any point on the map and settings can be adjusted.

Here, the map can alternatively be used via the touchscreen.

Interactive map

Operating the interactive map

1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. Press the Controller.

3. "Interactive map".

4. Select the desired point on the map with the crosshairs:

  • To change the scale: turn the Controller.
  • To shift the map: move the Controller in the required direction.
  • To shift the map diagonally: move the Controller in the required direction and turn it.

5. Press the Controller.

6. Select the desired setting.

Exit interactive map

1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. Press the Controller.

3. "Leave interactive map"


Different functions are available depending on the point selected on the map:

  • "Repeat voice guidance"
    With destination guidance active.
  • "Show details": details about the destination can be displayed as necessary.
  • "Show list": if the crosshairs are positioned over a place with multiple Points of Interest, these destinations will be displayed in a list.
  • "Add to favorites": store position in the crosshairs as Favorite.
  • "Show destination": the map section around the destination is displayed.
  • "Change map view": change the map view.
  • "Parking at destination": find parking spaces at the destination.
  • "Block route": set bypass for a route section.
  • "Cancel blocking": cancel bypass.
  • "Start guidance": start destination guidance for the selected point on the map.
  • "Add as stop": add an intermediate destination with active destination guidance.
  • "Delete stop": delete the intermediate destination.
  • With touchscreen: "Back to current location": return to current vehicle position.
  • "Send current location": send current vehicle position.

Areas to be avoided


Areas that should be driven around can be specified as areas to be avoided.

General information

Stored areas to be avoided can be activated and deactivated.

Defining an area to be avoided

1. Select the area to be bypassed on the map.

2. Press the button on the Controller.

3. Press the Controller.

4. "Set new area to avoid".

5. Follow the instructions on the Control Display.

6. Press the controller to apply the area to be avoided.

Enter area to be avoided

1. Select desired area to be avoided on the map.

2. Press the button on the Controller.

3. Press the Controller.

4. Select the desired setting:

  •  "Edit": edited selected area to be avoided.
  •  "Rename area to avoid": rename selected area to be avoided.
  •  "Delete": delete selected area to be avoided.

Improving the navigation map


Data such as speed or position is stored in the vehicle in an anonymized state and transmitted to the manufacturer in order to improve the digital map.


1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. Move the Controller to the right.

3. "Settings".

4. "Configure services".

5. "Map improvement".


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