The camera perspective suitable for the respec‐
tive driving situation is displayed.
Switching on/off manually
Press park assistance button.
▷ On: the LED lights up.
▷ Off: the LED goes out.
The rearview camera cannot be switched off if
the reverse gear is engaged.
Automatic deactivation during
The system switches off when a certain driving
distance or speed is exceeded.
Switch the system back on, if needed.
1 Function bar
2 Selection window
3 Side view
4 Automatic camera perspective
5 Movable camera perspective
6 Camera image
7 Rearview camera
The individual camera perspectives can be se‐
lected in the selection window via iDrive.
The side view can be selected for the right or left
This view helps when positioning the vehicle at
the curb or with other obstacles on the side by
displaying the side surroundings.
The side view looks from rear to front and in case
of danger, focuses automatically on possible ob‐
Automatic camera perspective
The automatic camera perspective shows a
steering-dependent view in the respective driv‐
This perspective adapts to the respective driving
As soon as obstacles are detected, the view
changes to a fixed display of the area in front or
at the rear behind the bumper or, if necessary,
changes to a side view.
When reverse gear is engaged, the automatic
camera perspective is closed and the system
uses a fixed perspective of the rearview camera.
If necessary, manually select the automatic cam‐
era perspective when reverse gear is engaged.
The automatic camera perspective will be re‐
tained for the current parking maneuver.
Movable camera perspective
With selection of the movable camera perspec‐
tive, a circle appears on the Control Display.
By turning the Controller or via touch function,
specified perspectives on the circle can be se‐
The current perspective is marked with a camera
With BMW Gesture Control: the movable camera
perspective can be moved around the circle us‐
ing BMW Gesture Control, refer to page 53.
To leave the circle, move the Controller sideways
and press or tap the active camera symbol via
Driver assistance systems
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