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 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.


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.


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 positioned behind the BMW kidney grille surveys the area up to 300 metres ahead of the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists are identified and highlighted on the Control Display. Three processors simultaneously calculate the movement of pedestrians and the course of the BMW M5 Sedan. In critical situations an acoustic signal and optical warnings indicate the acute hazard. In this way, the driver can recognise obstacles considerably sooner and thus react in time.


The anti-dazzle high-beam assistant makes night-time driving even more pleasant and safe for you. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers.
The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of 400 m ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.


Enjoy the view: in the BMW M5 Sedan, 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.


Active Protection consists of safety components for the BMW M5 Sedan and is the BMW ConnectedDrive preventive occupant protection system.
If a critical situation arises on the road, the front safety belts are reversibly pretensioned, the electrically adjustable front passenger seat is returned to the upright position and the side windows are closed − as is the sliding roof, if there is one. A critical situation would include an emergency stop made by the driver or if the automobile demonstrated excessive understeer or oversteer.
In certain accident situations, maximum deceleration can be applied to your automobile to bring it to a complete standstill. This helps reduce the likelihood of a second collision or even prevent one altogether.
The Attentiveness Assistant also monitors your behaviour for signs of fatigue. Your steering responses are analysed and the system reacts to irregular driving behaviour. A notification appears in the Control Display suggesting you take a break.


The equipment feature Apps is a platform that enables the convenient use of selected smartphone apps in BMW vehicles. BMW also develops its own apps, such as BMW Connected and M Laptimer, that can also be used safely inside the car. Simply attach a compatible smartphone to vehicle with the snap-in adapter if one is available, or a USB cable. All of the app's functions can then be conveniently operated via the iDrive Controller. The selection of apps available for use in the car is constantly expanding thanks to close partnerships between BMW and a variety of different suppliers. For further information see


The Navigation System Professional features a sleek design and a superior range of services: It delivers a simple, easy-to-use and seamlessly integrated navigation system with iDrive design and iDrive Touch Controller.

The system comprises the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control and the Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (only in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services Professional). The built-in 8.8"" LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and overview.