BMW 5 Series: System limits - Top View - Driving comfort - Controls - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: System limits

Top View cannot be used in the following situations:

▷ With a door open.
▷ With the trunk lid open.
▷ With an exterior mirror folded in.
▷ In poor light.

A Check Control message is displayed in some of these situations.

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

    Capturing the image
    The image is captured by two cameras integrated in the exterior mirrors and by the backup camera. The range equals: ▷ Approx. 7 ft/2 m to the side. ▷ approx. 7 ft/2 m to the rear. ...

    Switching on automatically
    Select transmission position R with the engine running. The Top View and PDC images are displayed if the system is switched on via iDrive. ...

    See also:

    Setting the Time and Date (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
    To set the time: 1. Press the CONFIG button to enter the menu options. Turn the Menuknob to scroll through the available setup features. Press the SELECT knob or press the Time screen butto ...

    Window antenna
    The antenna pattern is printed inside the rear window. CAUTION ● Do not place metalized film near the rear window glass or attach any metal parts to it. This may cause poor reception or no ...

    Temperature – A, B, C
    The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions ...