BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: iDrive

Concept

The iDrive combines the functions of many switches. These functions can be operated via the Controller.

Safety information

Warning

Operating the integrated information systems and communication devices while driving can distract from traffic. It is possible to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of accident. Only use the systems or devices when the traffic situation allows. As warranted, stop and use the systems and devices while the vehicle is stationary.

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 Input and display

Letters and numbers Letters and numbers can be entered using the Controller or the touchscreen. The keyboard's display changes automatically. Change between capital and lower-case letters. Insert bla

 Control elements

Overview Control Display, with touchscreen depending on the equipment version Controller with buttons and, depending on the equipment version, with touchpad Control Display General information

 Operating via the Controller

Opening the main menu Press the button. The main menu is displayed. All iDrive functions can be called up via the main menu. Adjusting the main menu 1. Press the button twice. All menu items of th

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 AM/FM station

General information Depending on the vehicle equipment and country version, it may not be possible to receive AM stations. Radio Data System RDS RDS broadcasts additional information, such as the station name, in the FM waveband. RDS is automatically active. Selecting a station 1. "MEDIA". 2. "Rad

 Telephone with wireless charging

Telephone with wireless charging (OE 6NW) has the same functions as the convenient telephone with extended smartphone connection. Additionally, the smartphone can be charged wirelessly and has a connection to the roof-mounted antenna. Mobile phones must be compatible with wireless charging for th

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