BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Overview

General information

The navigation system can determine the precise position of the vehicle with the aid of satellites, and can reliably guide you to every entered destination.

Navigation data is stored in the vehicle and can be updated from a USB storage device.

Certain services of the navigation system are only available to the fullest extent after consenting to the data protection clause. The services can be configured individually.

Calling up the navigation system

Via iDrive

1. Press the button on the Controller.

2. "NAV"

With buttons on the controller

The buttons on the controller allow for fast access to the navigation system.

Open destination input menu.

Open map view.

Open information window with active destination guidance.

Safety information


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.


There can be deviations between the current traffic situation and details of the navigation instructions, for instance changed streets or road construction. There is a risk of accident. The respectively valid traffic rules take precedence.


     Split screen

    Concept Additional information for the navigation can be displayed in the right part of the split screen. Switching on/off 1. Press the button on the Controller. 2. Move the Controller to the right.

     Navigation data

    General information Navigation data is stored in the vehicle and can be updated from a USB storage device. Current navigation data is available from a dealer's service center or another qualified ser

     Destination input


     Limits of the system

    The detection of objects can test the ultrasonic measurement system to its limits. Several examples of this are shown below: With trailer towbars and couplings. If the objects are thin or wedge-shaped. If the objects are projecting and elevated, e.g. wall projections or loads. If the objects


    The camera systems provide support for parking, maneuvering and for complex exits and intersections. The range of camera systems offered has changed completely with the G30. With the exception of the rear view camera, the systems are no longer available as individual items of optional equipment.

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