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:

    Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
    WARNING A crash can damage the LATCH system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly secure the child restraint, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make s ...

    Difference between screen and actual road
    The distance markers show the distance for a level road when the vehicle is not loaded. It may be different from the actual distance depending on the loading conditions or road conditions. When t ...

    Setting the Clock
    On models without navigation system To set the time, press the CLOCK button until you hear a beep. The displayed time begins to blink. Change the hours by pressing the H (hour) button until th ...