BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Multifunction Steering Wheel


The buttons of the multifunction steering wheel in the G30 are unchanged compared to those in G12.

Part of the assistance system is operated on the left side. Multimedia functions are operated on the right side.

The version of the control panel installed on the left side (assistance systems) depends on the equipment. The following graphic shows a multifunction steering wheel with maximum equipment:

G30 Multifunction steering wheel control panels

  1. Left control panel of the multifunction steering wheel (assistance systems)
  2. Shift paddles
  3. Right control panel of the multifunction steering wheel (infotainment)
  4. Steering wheel heating button

Steering wheel heating

The steering wheel heating button is no longer installed on the side of the steering wheel but is now located centrally on the spoke for easier operation.

G30 Button, steering wheel heating


     Driving Experience Switch

    Overview The functions of the driving experience switch are identical to those of the G12 except for the following. The following table shows a comparison of the functions of the driving experience


     Introduction, Headunit

    Introduction New features in the G30 The G30 builds on the technology of the G12. This product information manual describes the new features or changes compared to the G12. The following table shows



    Cross Traffic Alert can be switched on and off via the iDrive menu by making the following selection via the controller: "My Vehicle" "Vehicle settings" "Parking" "Cross traffic alert" G30 Cross Traffic Alert activation on the CID "Vehicle settings" "Parking" "Cross traffic alert" (switc

     General information

    Music tracks, audio books, and podcasts can be played back. Sound is played back through the vehicle loudspeakers. Settings are stored for the driver profile currently used. Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following audio sources can be used: Music hard disk. USB storage device. Bluetooth

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