BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Parking Maneuvering Assistant

The Parking Maneuvering Assistant (PMA) supports the driver in many ways. The assistant measures the size of a gap between cars and decides, based on the result, whether the gap is large enough to accommodate the vehicle. It also relieves the driver of the task of maneuvering into the space.

The Parking Maneuvering Assistant (OE 5DP) is no longer available as an individual item of optional equipment.

The Parking Maneuvering Assistant is included in the Parking Assistant, optional equipment (OE 5DM), in the G30.

Parking Assistant (OE 5DM) is available only in conjunction with the automatically dipping exterior mirror, optional equipment (OE 4T8).


 Parallel parking/perpendicular parking

The Parking Maneuvering Assistant function facilitates maneuvering into parking spaces that are parallel (parallel parking) and perpendicular (bay parking) to the roadway. Curbside parking G30 Princ

 System wiring diagram

The system wiring diagram on the next page shows an overview of the system components used when parking and maneuvering the vehicle. Depending on the vehicle equipment, partial scopes may also be in

 Functional principle

The system measures potential parking spaces when driving past at a speed below approximately 22 mph (35 km/h) even without the system having been activated. The parking spaces are measured by


 Rolling or pushing the vehicle

General information In some situations, the vehicle is to roll without its own power for a short distance, for instance in a vehicle wash, or be pushed. Engaging selector lever position N 1. Switch on drive-ready state while pressing on the brake pedal. 2. If necessary, release the parking brake.

 Smart Favorites

General information A maximum of 20 channels can be stored as Smart Favorites. If a stored Smart Favorite is selected, the current track will be played from the beginning. Adding the current channel to Smart Favorites 1. Press the button. 2. "Add to Smart Favorites" Removing the current channel f

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