BMW 5 Series: Controls - Cruise control - Driving comfort - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Controls

At a glance

Switching on

wheel. Press the button on the steering wheel.

The marking in the speedometer is set to the current speed.

Cruise control can be used.

Switching off

If the system is deactivated or interrupted, Deactivated or interrupted system
If the system is deactivated or interrupted, actively intervene by braking and, if necessary, with evasive maneuvers; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀

Press the button.

Press the button.

▷ If active: press twice.
▷ If interrupted: press once.

The displays go out. The stored desired speed is deleted.

Interrupting

The system is automatically interrupted if: When active, press the button.

The system is automatically interrupted if:

▷ The brakes are applied.
▷ The clutch pedal is depressed.
▷ Transmission position D is disengaged.
▷ DTC Dynamic Traction Control is activated or DSC is deactivated.
▷ DSC is actively controlling stability.
▷ HDC is activated.

Maintaining/storing the current speed

Maintaining/storing the current speed
Maintaining/storing the current speed

Press the rocker switch while the system is interrupted.

When the system is switched on, the current speed is maintained and stored as the desired speed.

It is displayed in the speedometer and briefly displayed in the instrument cluster, Displays in the speedometer.

When cruise control is maintained or stored, DSC Dynamic Stability Control is switched on, if necessary.

Change, maintain speed

The rocker switch can be pressed while interrupted to maintain and store the current speed.

Adapt the desired speed to the road conditions Adapting the desired speed<> Adapt the desired speed to the road conditions and be ready to brake at all times; otherwise, there is the danger of an accident occurring.◀

Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly

Press the rocker switch up or down repeatedly until the desired speed is set.

If active, the displayed speed is stored and the vehicle reaches the stored speed if the road is clear.

▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed to the point of resistance, the desired speed increases or decreases by approx. 1 mph/ 1 km/h.

▷ Each time the rocker switch is pressed past the point of resistance, the desired speed increases or decreases by a maximum of 5 mph/10 km/h.

▷ Pressing the rocker switch to the resistance point and holding it accelerates or decelerates the vehicle without requiring pressure on the accelerator. After the rocker switch is released, the vehicle maintains its final speed. Pressing the switch beyond the resistance point causes the vehicle to accelerate more rapidly.

Resuming the desired speed

The stored speed is reached and maintained. Press the button.

The stored speed is reached and maintained.

    The concept
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    Displays in the instrument cluster
    Indicator lamp Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster indicates whether the system is switched on. Desired speed ▷ The marking lights ...

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