BMW 5 Series: The concept - iDrive - At a glance - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: The concept

The iDrive combines the functions of a multitude of switches. Thus, these functions can be operated from a central location.

To avoid becoming distracted and posing Using the iDrive during a trip
To avoid becoming distracted and posing an unnecessary hazard to your vehicle's occupants and to other road users, never attempt to use the controls or enter information unless traffic and road conditions allow this.◀

    Vehicle equipment
    All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, ...

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    Giving voice commands
    1. Press the switch located on the steering wheel. 2. A list of commands appears on the screen, and the system announces, “Would you like to access Phone, Navigation, Information, Audio or ...

    Look well ahead when driving
    Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking. By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle driving ahead of you. Driving smoothly and looking ahead reduces fuel consumption. ...

    Odometer
    The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either kilometers or miles. This vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. If the vehicle needs a new odometer installed, the new o ...