BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Map, Destination guidance


Opening the map

The map can be accessed directly with the button on the Controller.


General information

The map can be used via iDrive.

Basic entry explanation, refer to the Owner's Manual for the vehicle.

Map view


  1. With operation via touchscreen: change map view
  2. Status field
  3. Open destination input menu
  4. Route section with traffic obstruction
  5. Traffic sign for traffic obstruction
  6. Planned route
  7. Current location
  8. Function bar

Function bar

To change to the function bar, move the Controller to the right.

Terminate destination guidance.

Open destination input menu.

Route details.

Switch spoken instructions on and off.

Real Time Traffic Information RTTI.

Status of RTTI.

Select theme map.

Set up map.

Add intermediate destination.


Split screen.

Status field

The following information is displayed:

  • Symbol for active destination guidance.
  • Time and distance to destination.
  • If necessary, time delay due to traffic obstructions.

Traffic obstructions

When traffic bulletins are received, traffic obstructions can be displayed on the map.

Real Time Traffic Information RTTI.


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