Driver Assistance in the BMW M5 Saloon.

As a driver of the BMW M5 Saloon, you not only enjoy excellent transparency and ergonomics but also innovative Driver Assistance systems that actively take the strain off you and make driving even safer for everyone.


The iDrive Touch Controller gives you convenient control of the iDrive system with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated in the Controller, you can easily enter such information as destinations for the navigation system using your own handwriting.
You can also use it to access a wide range of functions and settings as well as for scrolling through lists. Operation is effortless and intuitive by means of touch − a great help for you as the driver since it barely distracts your concentration on the road. All functions operated using the Controller can be conveniently viewed in the Control Display.


The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display with M display projects relevant driving information directly into your line of sight, allowing you to fully concentrate on driving.
It displays information from the navigation system, notifications from the Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator and Check Control messages. You can also have infotainment information displayed such as radio station, track titles, phone book entries and call lists.
The icons projected onto your windscreen are displayed in a particularly high resolution and full colour, with traffic symbols reproduced realistically. The information is displayed on the windscreen to ensure effective ergonomics and can be individually adapted. The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display is not fully visible if you are wearing polarised sunglasses.
The illumination intensity is automatically modified to suit the external light conditions and the system also features night-time and day-time modes. The brightness setting can be configured via the iDrive menu. You can also select which additional information you wish to have displayed in addition to your current speed and the warnings from the Driver Assistance systems.


Driving in the dark becomes safer. The optional BMW Night Vision from BMW ConnectedDrive can even see in the dark and warns the driver of any hazards located outside of the range of the headlights.
An infrared camera mounted on the BMW kidney grille transmits images of people and animals directly onto the Control Display.
Intelligent early warning system with a bright outlook: As soon as the infrared sensors detect pedestrians or larger animals on a potential collision course in the dark, the system directs two separately controlled Dynamic Light Spots onto them, without any unpleasant dazzling effect. This light ensures that both the driver and the person approaching are very effectively warned of a potentially hazardous situation.
The driver receives additional warnings on the full-colour BMW Head-Up Display or on the instrument cluster if the thermal imaging display has been activated. If there is an acute risk of collision with detected individuals or animals, an acoustic alarm is also sounded and the brakes are prepared for imminent action.
BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot is an innovation from BMW ConnectedDrive.


With anti-dazzle High-beam Assist (only available with Adaptive LED Headlights or Adaptive Headlights), night driving is safer and more comfortable by providing excellent visibility without dazzling other drivers. The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of over 400m ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.


Enjoy the view: in the BMW M5 Saloon, the integrated camera systems provide improved visibility, e.g. at entrances and in traffic situations where visibility is difficult.
Surround View comprises the rear view camera with Top View and Side View, providing a 270-degree panorama view: The system assists you during parking or manoeuvring in tight situations or when navigation in areas where it is difficult to see.
The rear view camera with Top View uses three cameras in the side mirrors and at the rear to provide a perfect view of the area to the rear and side of the car. When manoeuvring into a parking space, the driver sees the car from a bird's-eye perspective − showing its exact position. This means road markings and hidden obstacles are always in view.
Side View enables improved visibility when exiting driveways or side streets.
You can switch between Rear View camera, Surround View and Side View as required. The selected view will be shown on the Control Display.


Dynamic Safety is the BMW preventive occupant protection system. The system has a range of features to keep the driver safe including a warning signal if the car detects signs of tiredness, pretensioning safety belts in critical situations, returning seats to their upright position and closing windows and sliding roofs. In the event of an accident, the system also brakes the vehicle to a stop.