BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW X1.

These assistants are professionals: A wide range of Driver Assistance systems are there to support you in the BMW X1. They guarantee the maximum possible safety and comfort at all times. You can therefore concentrate on what is important – carefree driving pleasure.

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The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects information relevant to the journey directly into the driver's field of vision, thereby allowing them to fully concentrate on driving. The display includes information such as the current speed, navigation directions, Speed Limit Info incl. no-overtaking indicator, along with telephone and entertainment lists.


Navigation Plus including the BMW Head-Up Display brings together several useful components: a navigation system with built-in 8.8" LCD colour display, radio, MP3 player, RDS double tuner and an instrument cluster with high-resolution 5.7" TFT display. The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly into the driver's line of vision, allowing him or her to fully concentrate on driving. Route guidance is provided via an arrow and map display, along with spoken instructions. The navigation system is operated intuitively via the iDrive Touch Controller with direct menu control buttons and eight functional bookmarks or – depending on the vehicle's features – via voice control.Navigation Plus shows drivers the quick and direct route through numerous European countries and in some cases even further afield. TMC technology is used for the early detection of traffic obstructions and alternative routes are calculated at rapid speed, for a safe, convenient arrival.

  • iDrive Touch Controller

    The iDrive Touch Controller (part of navigation system Professional) 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. The entry appears in the Control Display.


The Driving Assistant equipment includes camera-based driver assistance systems, such as Lane Departure Warning, Approach control warning, High-beam assistant and Speed Limit Info. The Approach control warning and Person warning with light city braking function warns of collisions at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h, while the Lane Departure Warning causes the steering wheel to vibrate when the lane is unintentionally changed at 70 km/h or over.


The Parking assistant makes parking parallel to the road easier. Whether activated or not, the system measures potential spaces while driving past at a low speed (below 35 km/h) and at a maximum distance of 1.5 m from the row of parked cars. When a large enough gap has been found, the driver simply turns on the indicator and the Parking assistant takes over the steering, while the driver continues to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes. The system also gives instructions in the Control Display and additional acoustic signals. This way the driver can stay relaxed and enjoy greater safety while parking.



The Rear view camera enables improved orientation when reversing at speeds below 15 km/h, for example when parking. It shows the area behind the car on the Control Display. Interactive track lines for measuring distance and turning circles assist the driver when manoeuvring, obstacles are marked in colour.


Park Distance Control (PDC) at the rear makes it easier to reverse and park the car in tight spaces. The proximity of obstacles behind the vehicle is indicated acoustically with a warning signal, as well as visually in the Control Display.