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:

    Outside Temperature Indicator
    If equipped This indicator displays the outside temperature in Fahrenheit (U.S. models) or Celsius (Canadian models). To see the outside temperature, press and release the select/reset knob ...

    After Starting
    The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. ...

    Do not use methanol
    Fuels containing methanol (wood alcohol) should not be used in your vehicle. This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and damage components of the fuel system. ...