BMW 5 Series: Calling up the desired speed and 
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While driving

switched on. Press the button with the system switched on.

In the following cases, the stored speed value is deleted and cannot be called up again:

▷ When the system is switched off.
▷ When the ignition is switched off.

While standing

against rolling. Before leaving the vehicle, secure it against rolling.
Before leaving the vehicle with the engine running, engage position P of the automatic transmission and apply the parking brake. Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll.◀

The system brought the vehicle to a complete standstill.

▷ Green mark in the speedometer during a brief idle phase:
The vehicle ahead of you drives away while the mark is green: your vehicle accelerates without anything having to be done.
▷ Switch to orange of the mark in the speedometer after approx. 2 sec.:
The vehicle ahead of you drives away, while the mark is orange: in order to accelerate, briefly press the gas pedal or press the RES button or SET button.

Rolling bars in the distance indicator mean that the vehicle ahead of you has driven off.

You actively braked your vehicle to a halt by pressing on the brake pedal and it is standing behind another vehicle:

1. stored Press the button to call up a stored desired speed.
2. Release the brake pedal.
3. Press on the accelerator briefly, or press the RES button or the rocker switch when the vehicle ahead of you drives away.

    Distance
    Selecting a distance Adjust the distance according to the traffic and weather conditions; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring. Maintain the prescribed safety distance.φ ...

    Displays in the instrument cluster
    Desired speed ▷ The marking lights up in green: the system is active. ▷ The marking lights up in orange: the system has been interrupted. ▷ The marking does not light up: th ...

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