BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: DTC Dynamic Traction Control

Principle

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) is a version of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) where drive power is optimized.

The system ensures maximum drive power on unusual road conditions, for instance unplowed snow covered roads, or loose road surfaces, but with somewhat limited driving stability.

General information

When DTC is activated, the vehicle has maximum traction. Driving stability is limited during acceleration and when driving in curves.

You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC in the following situations:

Overview

Button in the vehicle

Driving stability control systems

DSC OFF

Activating/deactivating DTC

Activating DTC

Press the button.

TRACTION is displayed in the instrument cluster and the indicator light for DSC OFF lights up.

Deactivating DTC

Press the button again.

TRACTION and the DSC OFF indicator light turn off.

Display

Display in the instrument cluster

If DTC is activated, TRACTION is displayed in the instrument cluster.

Indicator/warning lights

The indicator light lights up: DTC is activated.

Automatic program change

In certain situations, the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is activated automatically:

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