Driver Assistance in the BMW M5 Sedan.

As a driver of the BMW M5 Sedan, you not only enjoy excellent transparency and ergonomics but also innovative Driver Assistance systems that actively take the strain off you and make driving even safer for everyone.

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The iDrive Touch Controller gives you convenient control of the iDrive system with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated in the Controller, you can easily enter such information as 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. Operation is effortless and intuitive by means of touch − a great help for you as the driver since it barely distracts your concentration on the road. All functions operated using the Controller can be conveniently viewed in the Control Display.


The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display with M display projects relevant driving information directly into your line of sight, allowing you to fully concentrate on driving.
It displays information from the navigation system, notifications from the Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator and Check Control messages. You can also have infotainment information displayed such as radio station, track titles, phone book entries and call lists.
The icons projected onto your windscreen are displayed in a particularly high resolution and full colour, with traffic symbols reproduced realistically. The information is displayed on the windscreen to ensure effective ergonomics and can be individually adapted. The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display is not fully visible if you are wearing polarised sunglasses.
The illumination intensity is 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 via the iDrive menu. You can also select which additional information you wish to have displayed in addition to your current speed and the warnings from the Driver Assistance systems.


Driving in the dark becomes safer. The optional BMW Night Vision from BMW ConnectedDrive can even see in the dark and warns the driver of any hazards located outside of the range of the headlights.
An infrared camera mounted on the BMW kidney grille transmits images of people and animals directly onto the Control Display.
Intelligent early warning system with a bright outlook: As soon as the infrared sensors detect pedestrians or larger animals on a potential collision course in the dark, the system directs two separately controlled Dynamic Light Spots onto them, without any unpleasant dazzling effect. This light ensures that both the driver and the person approaching are very effectively warned of a potentially hazardous situation.
The driver receives additional warnings on the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display or on the instrument cluster if the thermal imaging display has been activated. If there is an acute risk of collision with detected individuals or animals, an acoustic alarm is also sounded and the brakes are prepared for imminent action.
BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot is an innovation from BMW ConnectedDrive.


With BMW Selective Beam, driving at night is more comfortable and safer. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
BMW Selective Beam detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.


Enjoy the view: in the BMW M5 Sedan, the integrated camera systems provide improved visibility, e.g. at entrances and in traffic situations where visibility is difficult.
Surround View comprises the rear view camera with Top View and Side View, providing a 270-degree panorama view: The system assists you during parking or manoeuvring in tight situations or when navigation in areas where it is difficult to see.
The rear view camera with Top View uses three cameras in the side mirrors and at the rear to provide a perfect view of the area to the rear and side of the car. When manoeuvring into a parking space, the driver sees the car from a bird's-eye perspective − showing its exact position. This means road markings and hidden obstacles are always in view.
Side View enables improved visibility when exiting driveways or side streets.
You can switch between Rear View camera, Surround View and Side View as required. The selected view will be shown on the Control Display.


Active Protection consists of safety components for the BMW M5 Sedan and is the BMW ConnectedDrive preventive occupant protection system.
After the front safety belts are buckled, they are automatically pretensioned when the car starts moving. If a critical situation arises on the road, the front safety belts are reversibly pretensioned, if required. If there are comfort seats, the front passenger seat backrest is brought to an upright position. The side windows are closed − as is the sliding roof, if there is one. A critical situation would include an emergency stop made by the driver or if the automobile demonstrated excessive understeer or oversteer.
When the vehicle is fitted with approach control warning or approach control warning with light braking function, potential collisions with moving or stationary vehicles ahead can be recognised in advance (within the system’s limits).
In certain accident situations, the system can bring the vehicle to a standstill without any intervention from the driver. This helps to reduce the likelihood of a follow-up collision and to minimise the damage caused by one.
The Attentiveness Assistant also monitors your behaviour for signs of fatigue. Your steering responses are analysed and the system reacts to irregular driving behaviour. A notification appears in the Control Display suggesting you take a break.