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BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW X5 M.

Experience an elevated seating position and sporty ergonomics. In the BMW X5 M, you are sure to have everything under control. However, you don’t have to do everything yourself. You can hand over some tasks, like parking or regulating headlights, to the Driver Assist systems. BMW ConnectedDrive innovations can help you in many different situations, for maximum comfort and even greater safety.

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Surround View includes the Top View, Rear View and Panorama Side View camera systems. Cameras in the exterior mirrors and two wide-angle cameras, one in the front and one in the rear, enable a 360° panorama surround view as well as a panorama view of the area in front and behind the vehicle.
Top View captures a 360° panorama view of the area surrounding the vehicle and uses this data to computer-generate a bird's-eye view to facilitate manoeuvring. The wide-angle Side View camera between the double kidney grilles on the front and the wide-angle Rear View camera enable a panorama view of the area in front and behind the vehicle.

The camera systems are activated when the car is put into reverse or the PDC button or Side View button is pressed. The images captured by the cameras are shown on the Control Display. The driver can choose between the Rear View camera, Top View or Panorama Side View. The Side View function is automatically deactivated when the car moves at speeds of 15 km/h or more.


The full colour BMW Head-Up Display with M specific functions projects all information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving.
The display includes data such as speed, navigation tips, Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator, telephone and entertainment lists, along with information and warnings from the various driver assist systems. At the press of a button, the driver can switch to the sportier M specific display. Along with a digital speedometer, it also shows the selected gear and a multi-coloured revolution counter with shift lights for determining the best time to shift.

The icons projected onto the windscreen are displayed in a particularly high resolution and in full colour. The image's projection appears as if it were 2.3 m in front of the vehicle. This, in combination with optimal positioning, allows the information to be read quickly, conveniently and with minimal distraction.

The brightness of the projection automatically adjusts to match exterior light conditions. Additionally, there are also daytime and night-time settings, and the height of the projection can also be adjusted. Furthermore, the driver can also select which information to display in addition to the current speed and warnings from the driver assist systems.


Enjoy excellent vision, even at night, with the optional BMW Night Vision with dynamic light spot. It makes it easy to identify people and large animals at night, even at a significant distance.

An infrared camera mounted on the BMW kidney grille transmits images from the front of the vehicle onto the Control Display. The image allows the driver to identify people and animals at a distance of up to about 300 m.

As soon as the infrared system detects pedestrians or animals in the dark, it directs one of two separately controlled dynamic light spots onto them, without any unpleasant dazzling effect. This light ensures that both the driver and the illuminated person approaching are effectively warned of a potentially hazardous situation.

The driver receives additional warnings in critical situations via the regular display and the BMW Head-Up Display. A flashing red icon (animal or person) is displayed if there is an acute risk of collision. An acoustic alarm is also sounded and the brakes are primed for optimum readiness. The warning system is automatically engaged when the vehicle is started. The system even emits a warning when the imaging display has not been activated. BMW Night Vision with dynamic light spot is an innovation from BMW ConnectedDrive.


The optional Driving Assist combines the camera-based systems Lane Departure Warning and approach control and person warning with light city braking function.

The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approx. 70 km/h by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. The warning is not activated if the lane change is deliberate, that is, when the indicator has been activated.

Whereas the approach control warning with light city braking function detects vehicles, the person warning with light city braking function reacts to pedestrians. If a vehicle ahead brakes heavily, the BMW responds immediately when the approach control warning is activated. The system operates in steps. A warning symbol is first displayed, then the symbol begins flashing and an acoustic warning is emitted, and finally the brakes are lightly applied (when travelling at speeds under 60 km/h). The person warning operates at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h and emits a single-level warning in the event of acute danger. If the system warns of a potential collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system applies the brakes. This function can be limited by darkness and fog.


At speeds of 20 km/h or more, the optionally available radar-based Lane Change Warning detects vehicles in the blind spot as well as vehicles in the neighbouring lane. The driver is alerted to the presence of vehicles in the critical zone by a triangular warning symbol on the exterior mirrors.
If, in spite of this, a driver indicates the intention to change lanes by activating the indicator, he or she is alerted to the danger of the situation by a vibration in the steering wheel and a flashing triangular warning symbol on the exterior mirrors


The Navigation System Professional features a sleek design and a superior range of services. It delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, with iDrive operating concept and iDrive Touch Controller included.
The system comprises the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control and the Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Real Time Traffic Information (only in conjunction with BMW ConnectedDrive Services). The built-in 10.25" LCD colour display with split-screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and overview.

Navigation System Professional.

  • iDrive Touch Controller


The fully automatic optionally available Park Assist represents the latest generation of parking comfort in a BMW. The system selects the forward or reverse gear, takes control of steering and automatically accelerates or brakes as necessary.
Prior to the parking manoeuvre, the driver merely has to turn on the indicator and then keep the PDC button pressed during the entire parking procedure, along with monitoring the surrounding area with the help of the automatically activated Rear View camera.

Once the manoeuvre has been completed, the system selects the P driving position. When travelling at speeds of up to 35 km/h and with a maximum distance of 1.5 m from the row of parked cars, the ultrasound sensors in the BMW use the Control Display to show potential spaces where it would be possible to parallel park in a roadside space.


With Anti-dazzle High-Beam Assist, driving at night is more comfortable and safer. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
The system detects others on the road and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risk.