BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

Numerous innovative technologies support you in various ways and guarantee the highest level of comfort and safety. So you can focus on one of the important things in life – carefree driving pleasure.

Driving Assistant


The Driving Assistant feature combines the camera-based Lane Departure Warning and Approach and Pedestrian Warning systems with City Brake Activation. The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approx. 70 km/h by means of vibrations in the steering wheel. The warning is not activated if the lane change is deliberate, that is, when the turn indicator has been activated. Whereas the Approach Warning with City Brake Activation detects vehicles, the Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation reacts to pedestrians. When there is a risk of collision, the Approach Warning triggers a two-stage warning – a symbol in the instrument cluster lights up, followed by an acoustic alarm. The Pedestrian Warning operates at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h and emits a single-level warning in the event of acute danger. If the system warns of a potential collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system applies the brakes. This function can be limited by darkness and fog.


A clear view in unclear situations with innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive: up to five cameras give the BMW 3 Series Sedan a new view of any situation. The Rear View camera also provides welcome support when parking. Interactive lane lines in the image inform the driver whether or not the parking space is large enough. The zoom function allows you to adjust the image so that you can attach a trailer to the tow bar without the need for further assistance. The Surround View special equipment includes additional cameras. Two side view cameras in the front bumper are aligned to the left and right. Both images are shown simultaneously on the Control Display so that no road user goes unnoticed even at exits with poor visibility.Top View cameras in the exterior mirrors produce data which, together with those from the Rear View Camera, are converted into one image by the electronics system that shows the BMW 3 Series Sedan and its surroundings from the bird’s-eye view of 270 degrees. Whether you are entering or leaving a parking space, carrying out every manoeuvre is simple and safe.


The Park Assistant from BMW Connected Drive provides you with support when searching for parking spaces. And helps you to manoeuvre safely and conveniently into parking spaces parallel to the direction of travel. At a speed of up to 35 km/h, ultrasonic sensors in the side of the front wheel arch search for a suitable parking space (vehicle length plus approximately 1.5 metres), allowing you to keep concentrating on the traffic. Blue arrows in the Control Display indicate if a parking space is available either on the left or the right side of the road.The assistant takes care of the steering so that all you have to do is select the correct gear and control the accelerator and the brake. Instructions are displayed on the free-standing Control Display together with the Park Distance Control and the image from the Rear View camera with Top View.

Active Cruise Control


Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function including radar-based approach control warning with Brake Activation provides you with more comfort, greater safety and effective support at all times. Radar sensors permanently scan the carriageway, adapting your speed and maintaining your distance from the vehicle ahead. When the road is clear again, the system accelerates automatically. And, thanks to approach control warning, you can enjoy a safe drive in any situation – even when Cruise Control is not currently activated. If the vehicle brakes sharply, it first warns you with an optical and then an acoustic signal. If you do not respond by braking, your BMW will react and brakes for you.

iDrive control
iDrive display


Many functions, just a few buttons: with the iDrive system you have full control over all functions of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, from navigation system to integrated operating manual. Simple and intuitive. The iDrive system is integrated as standard in every BMW 3 Series Sedan model. Convenience functions such as navigation, special features of the automatic climate control and ConnectedDrive Services are easily and intuitively regulated using the iDrive Touch Controller on the centre console. The Controller can be operated with one hand as well as from the front passenger seat. Thanks to a clear feedback signal, it requires only minimum attention. Its touch-sensitive multitouch surface allows the driver to input letters of the alphabet with his finder and also permits navigation and zooming in maps or the internet. Direct selection keys make the menus for navigation (in combination with BMW Navigation Professional) telephone and music (radio and audio CD) accessible at the push of a button. In addition, eight favourite keys are available for you to save your preferred settings such as radio stations, destinations and telephone numbers. All functions are shown in the Control Display on the instrument panel. Coloured markings instantly indicate which functional area you are in. The 8.8-inch Control Display impresses with its extremely clear reproduction and brilliant colours.

Head-up Display


You are driving at 100 km/h on the motorway and glance at the speedo. Just one brief moment – yet you’ve just missed 28 metres of your route. That’s 28 metres in which a lot can happen. Unless, that is, you could pay attention to everything at the same time: such as with the BMW Head-Up Display.The BMW Head-Up Display from BMW Connect Drive projects your current speed into your field of vision on the windscreen. This allows you to maintain full concentration and keep everything in view: what’s happening on the road, the current speed as well as all the information relevant to your journey, such as navigation and control displays.The BMW Head-Up Display from BMW ConnectedDrive is capable of even more: if required, it can show the current speed limit or information on overtaking restrictions. Current alerts from the BMW Night Vision infrared camera are available via BMW Head-Up Display, as are direction indicators or Check Control data. All the information individually selected by the driver with the BMW Head-Up Display activated appears there exclusively and no longer on the instrument panel. All in full colour and in brilliant resolution.

  • Speed limit info

    Stay on the safe side – Speed Limit Info display keeps you informed of the maximum permissible speed. A special camera monitors relevant traffic signs. Via a control device, this information is processed together with data from the navigation system. As other components in the vehicle, such as the rain sensor, can also be used, the system can also inform you of variable speed limits – for example, in wet weather or temporary restrictions – in line with your current driving situation.