The BMW 5 Series Saloon Front

TECHNOLOGY IN THE BMW 5 SERIES SALOON.

Innovation as standard.

Every new BMW pushes at the frontiers of technology and innovation. The BMW 5 Series combines state-of-the-art driving assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and convenience, and extensive use of the most modern aluminium alloys to create an experience that re-defines the capabilities of this class of vehicle.

BMW 5 Series Chassis

Aluminium chassis.

Aluminium and aluminium alloys are used extensively in the BMW 5 Series chassis, making it lighter and stiffer than its predecessor. Combined with near perfect weight distribution, it creates a responsive dynamic drive, making the BMW 5 Series a class leader.

BMW 5 Series Saloon Driver Assistance Systems

Self-autonomous driving.

Stop start traffic? Let the BMW 5 Series take over. A range of sensors, including a stereo camera, ultra-sound and radar monitor the area around the vehicle, allowing the extended functions of the Active Cruise Control and the Steering and lane control assistant to drive the vehicle. Together they will keep a safe distance between you and other road users.

BMW Display Key

BMW Display Key.

Forget everything you know about the car key. The BMW Display Key is a smart piece of technology that connects you to your new BMW 5 Series. A remote control and a touchscreen display in one, you can use it to park your vehicle, check your fuel, set the cabin temperature and see whether your BMW 5 Series is locked. And for those that prefer something simpler, the BMW 5 Series also comes with two conventional remote keys.

The BMW 5 Series Saloon Interface The BMW 5 Series Saloon Interface

Interacting with the BMW 5 Series Saloon.

Progressive management style.

Easy. Clear. Informative.

Touch interface.


Operating the vehicle's Infotainment system is easy, clear and informative. The driver can use the touchscreen to arrange the six tiles representing navigation, media, communication, ConnectedDrive, My Vehicle and messaging in any order.

Always up to date.

Live tiles.


​Each set of three main menu tiles are displayed as live tiles instead of a static menu view. This means the driver can always keep an eye on specific functions and up-to-date information whenever they are needed.

On-Street Parking Information

Parking made easy.

On-Street Parking Information.


On-Street Parking Information shows the driver the probability of finding a free parking space on the street in the BMW Navigation. This feature will be available late 2017.

Microsoft Exchange

Access from everywhere.

Microsoft Exchange.


Microsoft Exchange synchronises emails, contacts and calendar entries, and it allows them to be worked on in the vehicle without an additional end device.

Hand-written entry.

iDrive Touch Controller.


The iDrive Touch Controller enables intuitive and convenient operation of the iDrive system. The touchpad integrated into the Controller enables the user to easily enter destinations into the navigation system by writing them by hand.

Only thoughts are faster.

BMW Gesture Control.


Complementary to the iDrive Touch Controller, BMW Gesture Control allows for specified functions to be controlled with gestures.

Work productively on the commute. The perfect integration of Microsoft Office 365 in the vehicle allows emails, contacts and calendar entries to be constantly synchronised with other end devices and worked on directly – even without a smartphone in the car. An active Microsoft Office 365 account is required.

Apple CarPlay® Preparation supports the convenient and wireless use of a selected iPhone® functions in the vehicle. This allows smartphone content, along with functions such as music, iMessages/text messages, telephony, Siri and selected third-party apps to be displayed and operated via the vehicle's user interface and via voice control.

On-Street Parking Information eases the search for a parking spot by supplying a probability display in cities for finding a free parking spot in the street, which appears in the BMW Navigation. By colouring in the streets on the navigation according to probability of parking spaces, the function shows drivers where to search first. This feature will be available late 2017.

In combination with a BMW Navigation system Professional, the online parking service ParkNow makes it easier for the driver to find a free parking space. The service shows open parking spaces in car parks, multistorey car parks and on the street. A spot in a car park can be reserved from within the vehicle and paid for via the ParkNow account.

Concierge Services from BMW ConnectedDrive puts the BMW Call Centre at your fingertips while you’re on the road*.

Whether you’re looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash machine or an emergency pharmacy, a BMW Call Centre agent is always on hand to help and can send address details directly to your car’s navigation system on demand. Concierge Services operates independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available at home and abroad, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

*Concierge Services requires the ConnectedDrive Services equipment package and is available to purchase as an optional extra.

​BMW 5 Series Saloon Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging

Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging.


Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging includes a wireless charging dock and additional USB ports. A roof aerial connection improves mobile reception. Two mobile telephones and an audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. Also included are: Bluetooth Office and the technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot.

BMW 5 Series Saloon Front

Chief Assistant.


You will find your best helper in Driving Assistant Plus. Without further ado, you can entrust it with important but monotonous tasks. It enables automated driving in situations such as traffic jams and slow-moving traffic or on long journeys. Even when changing lanes, you are in good hands.

BMW 5 Series Saloon WiFi hotspot preparation

WiFi Hotspot Preparation.


The equipment includes a built-in WiFi hotspot using the LTE standard, which allows for a paid internet connection. The vehicle is connected via the built-in SIM card with a fee-based hotspot plan from a service provider.

BMW 5 Series Saloon Parked

Parking as if by magic.

The Remote Control Parking function allows the driver to conveniently get out of the vehicle before parking it via remote control by moving it forward into, or reversing out of, a tight parking space or garage. The Remote Control Parking function is activated by the driver once outside the car, with the BMW display key.

Parking Assistant Plus with 3D View

Parking Assistant Plus with Remote 3D View.

The equipment package Parking Assistant Plus makes parking and manoeuvring the vehicle easier. It features Surround View including Top View, Remote 3D View, PDC and the Parking Assistant with linear guidance, which parks the vehicle parallel or perpendicular to the lane completely automatically. The system works by measuring potential spaces while driving past them at a low speed.

BMW Head-Up Display

BMW Head-Up Display.
 

The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects information that is situation-specific and relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing him or her to fully concentrate on driving. Data such as speed is displayed, along with navigation tips, Speed Limit Info including no-overtaking indicator, telephone and entertainment lists, and information and warnings from the various driver assistance systems.

BMW ConnectedDrive BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW ConnectedDrive.

Connectivity and Driver's Assistance in the BMW 5 Series.

BMW Connected facilitates mobility in everyday life. Information such as recommendations for the optimum departure time is available outside of the vehicle by iPhone or Apple Watch and thanks to BMW Connected Onboard is also accessible in the vehicle. Furthermore, Remote 3D View allows the surroundings of the parked vehicle to be viewed from a distance.