BMW 5 Series: Side View - Driving comfort - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Side View

The concept

Side View provides an early look at cross traffic at blind driveways and intersections. Road users concealed by obstacles to the left and right of the vehicle can only be detected relatively late from the driver's seat. To improve visibility, two cameras in the front of the vehicle record the traffic situation on each side.

System limits

The cameras capture a maximum range of 330 ft/100 m.

Display

The images from both cameras are shown simultaneously on the Control Display.

Check the traffic situation around the vehicle Check the traffic situation as well
Check the traffic situation around the vehicle on blind driveways and intersections with your own eyes. Otherwise, an accident could result from road users or objects located outside the picture area of the Side View cameras.◀

Switching on/off

Press the button.

Automatic deactivation during forward Press the button.

Automatic deactivation during forward travel

The system switches off when a certain driving distance or speed is exceeded.

Switch the system back on if necessary.

Display on the Control Display

The traffic area to the left and right is displayed on the Control Display.

Display on the Control Display
Display on the Control Display  

Guidelines at the bottom of the image show the position of the front of the vehicle.

Brightness

With the Side View switched on:

1. "Brightness" "Brightness"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting is reached and press the controller.

Contrast

With the Side View switched on:

1. 2. Turn the controller until the desired setting"Contrast"
2. Turn the controller until the desired setting is reached and press the controller.

Cameras

The two camera lenses are located on the sides

The two camera lenses are located on the sides of the bumper.

The image quality may be impaired by dirt.

Clean the lens

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