Driver Assistance in the BMW X5.

The best co-pilots you could wish for. The Driver Assistance systems in the BMW X5 have one primary aim − to make sure you enjoy a relaxing drive and a safe arrival.

Traffic Jam Assist.

The Traffic Jam Assist helps you in monotonous situations on the motorway. In heavy traffic at speeds of up to 25 mph, the system makes it easy for you to keep moving with the traffic and stay relaxed.
It automatically maintains the desired distance from the vehicle ahead and regulates your car's speed down to standstill. It also offers active steering support to help you stay on track as long as you keep at least one hand on the steering wheel.


The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects useful driving information directly into your line of sight, so you can concentrate on the road ahead. 
It displays information from the Professional Navigation System, notifications from the Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator and Check Control messages. You can also have display infotainment information including the current radio station, track titles, phone book entries and call lists.
The icons projected onto your windscreen are displayed in high resolution and full colour, with realistic traffic symbols. The information is displayed on the windscreen for comfort and ease of use and can be adapted to suit your preferences.
Brightness and intensity are automatically modified to suit the external light conditions and the system also features night-time and day-time modes. The brightness setting can be configured through the iDrive menu. You can also select which additional information you wish to have displayed together with your current speed and warnings from the driver assistance systems.
Please note, the full-colour BMW Head-up Display is not fully visible if you are wearing polarised sunglasses.

Professional Navigation system.

Reach your destination faster and more easily – with the latest-generation Professional Navigation System. It gives you a head start, shows you the way and helps you to drive more efficiently.
The new Professional Navigation System has a large, high-resolution display for better legibility and clarity. The Quick Start function gets the system up and running within ten seconds and it works quickly, with no time lag when you enter data. The 3D map navigation offers improved directions and a bigger memory for multimedia files, making it a pleasure to use.
The Professional Navigation System is also efficient when it comes to fuel economy: on the basis of the navigation data, the ECO PRO mode calculates when you should ease off the accelerator pedal in order to reach an optimum, fuel-saving speed.

iDrive Touch Controller.

The iDrive Touch Controller lets you take control of the iDrive system with one hand. The integrated touchpad lets you easily enter destinations for the navigation system using your own handwriting.
You can also use it to access a wide range of functions and settings, as well as for scrolling through lists. It’s effortless and intuitive because it works by touch – perfect when you’re driving as it hardly distracts your concentration on the road. All functions operated with the Controller can be easily viewed in the Control Display.


BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot detects people and larger animals at a distance − and selectively illuminates them. A thermal image camera in the radiator grille with a range of up to 300 metres shows them on the Control Display.
Intelligent early warning system with bright spot. As soon as the remote infrared detects pedestrians or larger animals in the dark on collision course with the car, the system directs two separately controlled Dynamic Light Spots at them. There’s no unpleasant glare and both you and the person involved get a highly effective warning of the potential risk situation.
Additional warnings are provided when the thermal image is activated in the multifunctional instrument display or in the full-colour BMW Head-up Display. In the event of an critical risk, an acoustic warning signal sounds and the brakes are set to maximum standby.
BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot is a BMW ConnectedDrive innovation.

Park Assist.

The Park Assist makes parallel parking easier. Parking spaces of the right size can be displayed and selected using the Control Display. When the button is kept pressed down, the system actively supports the driver during parking, taking care of gear selection, steering, accelerating and braking.
The Park Assist makes it easier for you to find a suitable parking space and actively helps you park. Up to a speed of 22 mph and a maximum lateral distance of 1.5 m from the line of parked cars, ultrasound sensors in your BMW show you each potential parallel parking space in the Control Display.
Simply choose the space you want, activate the indicator and keep the Park Assist switch pressed down – it will actively help you park. It selects forward or reverse gear, guides the steering and automatically accelerates or brakes. Parking has never been more fun.

Camera systems.

Enjoy the view. The integrated camera systems in the BMW X5 offer better visibility at junctions and in difficult traffic situations, for example.
  • Surround View gives you extra help when you are parking or manoeuvring in tight spots. The area to the side of the car and behind it are shown in the Control Display from a bird's-eye perspective (360° Top View).
  • Side View helps is places where there is poor visibility (car park exits and blind junctions for example). Two digital cameras to the front left and right of the BMW relay the situation on either side the Control Display. This let you see cross-traffic, earlier so you can drive on safely.
  • With Reverse Assist you can see what’s behind you on the Control Display when you are manoeuvring or parking. Reverse Assist enhances visibility when reversing at speeds below 12 mph. Interactive track lines show you whether the chosen parking space is big enough for the car and help you during parking by showing hazards in colour on the Control Display. In conjunction with the tow bar, the reverse view camera has a practical zoom function that makes it easier to hook up a trailer.
    You can choose between the three options Reverse Assist, Surround View and Side View. The selected view then appears in the Control Display.

Anti-dazzle high-beam assistant.

The anti-dazzle high-beam assistant makes night-time driving more pleasant, and safer. It offers excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. A beam ranges of 400m ensures early detection of potential risks and improved directional tracking.
Adaptive LED Headlight or Adaptive Headlight must be installed to use the anti-dazzle high-beam assistant.