Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-
specific and optional features offered with the
series. It also describes features that are not
necessarily available in your vehicle, e. g., due
to the selected options or country versions.
This also applies to safety-related functions
and systems. When using these functions and
systems, the applicable laws and regulations
must be observed.
The iDrive combines the functions of many
switches. Thus, these functions can be oper‐
ated from a central location.
Operating the integrated information
systems and communication devices while
driving can distract from traffic. It is possible to
lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of an
accident. Only use the systems or devices
when the traffic situation allows. If necessary,
stop and use the systems and devices while
the vehicle is stationary.◀
Overview of control elements
1 Control Display
2 Controller with buttons and, depending on
the equipment version, with touchpad
To clean the Control Display, follow the care
Do not place objects close to the Control Dis‐
play; otherwise, the Control Display can be
In the case of very high temperatures on the
Control Display, e.g., due to intense solar radi‐
ation, the brightness may be reduced down to
complete deactivation. Once the temperature
is reduced, e.g., through shadow or climate
control system, the normal functions are re‐
Switch on the ignition.
2. Press the controller.
1. Press button.
At a glance iDrive
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