Technology For Comfort, Convenience And Safety BMW 650i

The BMW 650i is a luxury car that is designed to provide drivers with the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and safety. The technology features included in this vehicle are designed to make the driving experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

One of the key features of the BMW 650i is the iDrive infotainment system, which allows drivers to control a variety of functions using a central touchscreen display. This system includes navigation, music, and hands-free calling, making it easy to stay connected while on the go.

In addition to the iDrive system, the BMW 650i also features a number of advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and a rearview camera. These technologies work together to help drivers stay safe on the road, and can even help to prevent accidents.

Other comfort and convenience features include leather seats, a sunroof, and a premium sound system. These features all contribute to the overall luxurious feel of the car, and help to make the driving experience as enjoyable as possible.

Overall, the BMW 650i is a car that is designed to provide drivers with the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and safety. The advanced technology features included in this vehicle are designed to make the driving experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, while also helping to keep drivers safe on the road.

PDC Park Distance Control*

The concept

The PDC assists you when you are parking. Acoustic signals and an optical display* alert you to the approach of an object from behind your vehicle. To measure the distance, there are four ultrasonic sensors in each bumper. The range of these sensors is approx. 7 ft/2 m. However, an acoustic warning first sounds for the sensors at the front and at the two rear corners at approx. 24 in/60 cm, and for the center rear sensors at approx. 5 ft/1.50 m.

PDC is a parking aid that can indicate the presence of objects when they are being approached slowly, as is usually the case when parking. Avoid approaching an object at high speed; otherwise, the physical circumstances could cause the system warning to be activated too late.

Switching on automatically

The system starts to operate approx. 1 second after you shift into reverse gear or move the selector lever into position R with the engine running or the ignition switched on. Wait this short period before driving.

Switching on manually

Switching on manually

Press the button; the LED lights up.

Switching off manually

Press the button again; the LED goes out. After driving approx. 165 ft/50 m or at over approx. 20 mph/30 km/h, the system is switched off and the LED goes out. You can reactivate the system manually as needed.

Signal tones

An intermittent signal indicates the distance of the vehicle from an object being approached. Thus, an object detected to the left rear of the vehicle will be indicated by a signal tone from the left rear speaker, etc. As the distance between vehicle and object decreases, the intervals between the tones become shorter. If the distance to the nearest object falls to below roughly 1 ft/30 cm, then a continuous tone sounds.

An intermittent tone is interrupted after approx. 3 seconds:

  • if you remain in front of an object that was only detected by one of the corner sensors
  • if you drive parallel to a wall


The LED in the button flashes and a message appears on the Control Display. PDC is malfunctioning. Have the system checked. As a preventive measure, keep the sensors clean and free of ice or snow in order to ensure
that they will continue to operate effectively. Do not spray the sensors with high-pressure cleaners for long periods and maintain a distance of at least 4 in/10 cm to them.

PDC with visual warning*

You can also enjoy the option of having the system show the approach to an object on the Control Display. Objects that are farther away are already shown there before a signal tone sounds. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use.

PDC with visual warning1 Press the button. This opens the start menu.
2 Press the controller to open the i menu.
3. Turn the controller until “Settings” is selected and press the controller.
4. Turn the controller until “Vehicle / Tires” is selected and press the controller.
5 Change to upper field if necessary. Turn the controller until “PDC” is selected and press the controller.

PDC with visualSelect “PDC display on” and press the controller.
The PDC screen is activated

The display appears on the Control Display as soon as PDC is activated.

System limits

Even with PDC, final responsibility for estimating the distance between the vehicle and any obstacles always remains with the driver. Even when sensors are involved, there is a blind spot in which objects cannot be
detected. The system is also subject to the physical limits that apply to all forms of ultrasonic measurement, such as those encountered with tow bars and trailer couplings, or thin and wedge-shaped objects etc. Low objects already displayed, e.g. curbs, can also disappear from the detection area of the sensors again before or after a continuous tone already sounds. Higher, protruding objects, e.g. ledges, cannot be detected. Loud noises from outside and inside the vehicle may prevent you from hearing the PDC signal tone.

Driving stability control systems

Your BMW is equipped with an extended array of systems designed to enhance and maintain vehicle stability under extreme conditions.

ABS Antilock Brake System

ABS prevents the wheels from locking during braking. Safe steering response is maintained even during hard braking. This increases active driving safety. ABS is operational every time you start the engine.

CBC Cornering Brake Control

This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering response when braking while cornering or when braking during a lane change.

Electronic brake-force distribution

This system controls the brake system’s application pressure at the rear wheels to ensure stable deceleration.

Brake assistant

When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system automatically produces the maximum braking force boost and thus helps to achieve the shortest possible braking distance during full braking. This system exploits all of the benefits provided by ABS.

Do not reduce the pressure on the brake pedal for the duration of the full braking.

DSC Dynamic Stability Control

DSC prevents traction loss in the driving wheels when starting off and accelerating. The system also identifies unstable driving conditions, such as a loss of traction at the rear of the vehicle or sliding of the vehicle in its front wheels. In these cases, DSC helps the vehicle safely stay on course within the physical limits by reducing the engine output and by applying the brakes differently in the individual wheels.

The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even with DSC. An appropriate driving style always remains the responsibility of the driver. Therefore, do not restrict the additional safety margin with a risky driving style, as otherwise there is a risk of an accident.

Deactivating DSC

Deactivating DSC

Press the button until the DSC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up, but not for longer than approx. 10 seconds. DTC Dynamic Traction Control and DSC are deactivated together. Interventions promoting stability and forward momentum will no longer be carried out. The stability promoting intervention of the active steering* is also deactivated.

A message appears on the Control Display. Please note any supplementary information that appears there. To support enhanced operating stability, reactivate DSC again as soon as possible.

Activating DSC

Press the button; the indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

For better control

The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is controlling the drive forces and brake forces. The indicator lamp lights up: DSC is deactivated.

DTC Dynamic Traction Control

DTC is a variant of DSC for special road conditions, e.g. uncleared snow-covered roads, that is optimized for forward momentum. The system ensures maximum forward momentum, but with limited driving stability. Therefore, drive with appropriate caution.

You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC under the following special circumstances:

  • When driving on snowy inclines, in slush, oron unplowed, snow-covered road surfaces
  • When rocking a stuck vehicle free or when starting off in deep snow or on loose ground
  • When driving with snow chains*

Activating DTC

Activating DTC

Press the button; the DTC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster lights up.

For better control

The indicator lamp flashes: DSC is controlling the drive forces and
brake forces.
The indicator lamp lights up: DTC is activated.

Deactivating DTC

Press the button again; the DTC indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

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