BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: General information

Rear entertainment allows occupants in the rear to access entertainment sources regardless of the driver's selection. Two screens, different media connections, and a CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive are available in the rear for this purpose.

Rear entertainment also provides access to many iDrive functions.

The sound can be output via headphones or the vehicle's loudspeakers.

Different entertainment sources can be selected on the screens.

  • Radio stations.

    One radio station can be played in the vehicle only.

  • Music hard disk.

    Different titles can be played from the music hard disk.

  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive in the rear.
  • USB port in the front.
  • USB port in the rear.
  • HDMI/MHL connection in the rear.
  • Bluetooth connection.
  • Screen Mirroring.


General information

Before using the through-loading system, fold in the screens.

When cleaning the screens, follow the care instructions, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

Safety information


The back of the screen can become very hot during operation. There is a risk of injury. Do not touch the back of the screen.


Rear entertainment

Pull on the bottom edge or press the lower edge in order to adjust the tilt.

Switching the screen in the rear on/off

Press the button on the bottom edge of the screen.

The respective screen is switched on/off.

If rear entertainment was switched off when enabling the rear seat the system cannot be switched on from the rear.


The screens in the rear are equipped with a touchscreen.

The operation via touchscreen is the same as in front, see Owner's Manual for the vehicle.


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