BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Speed Limit Warning

The driver has the option of setting a speed at which a warning is issued when the system is activated and the preset speed is exceeded.


The speed limit warning can be switched on and off in the iDrive menu, as well as the speed setting at which the warning should be issued, by making the following selection via the controller:

  • "My Vehicle"
  • "Vehicle settings"
  • "Speed warning"
  • "Warning at:"
  • Turn controller until the desired speed is displayed
  • Press controller
  • Speed limit warning is saved

G30 Speed limit warning display on the CID

Lateral Guidance Assistants

The Active Lane Keeping Assistant with Side Collision Avoidance were introduced for the first time in the G12.

Further innovative systems are introduced with the launch of the G30. The driver of a new BMW 5 Series now also has Evasion Aid at his disposal.

Launch timeline

The graphic below shows when the lateral guidance systems were introduced:

Launch timeline
Overview of lateral guidance assistance

Launch timeline


     Lane Keeping & Traffic Jam Assistants

    What drivers wish for most while driving is relief from monotonous situations such as sitting in a jam or slow moving traffic. In addition to Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, drivers

     Functional principle

    Depending on the speed, the system is guided by the lane edges or vehicles driving ahead. The position of the lane edges and the vehicle driving ahead is determined with the help of five radar sens

     Functional prerequisites

    The following prerequisites must be met in order for the Active Lane Keeping Assistant and Traffic Jam Assistant to be used: Speed must be below 130 mph (210 km/h). Above 43 mph (70 km/h


     Concept, General information, Safety information

    Concept Using this system, a desired speed and a distance to a vehicle ahead can be adjusted using the buttons on the steering wheel. The system maintains the desired speed on clear roads. For this purpose, the vehicle accelerates or brakes automatically. If a vehicle is driving ahead of you, the

     General information

    Electronic control devices are installed in the vehicle. Electronic control units process data they receive from vehicle sensors, self-generate or exchange with each other. Some control units are necessary for the vehicle to function safely or provide assistance during driving, for instance driver

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