BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Pre-ventilation

Principle

The car's interior can be cooled or heated before driving off with the pre-ventilation. Depending on set temperature and ambient temperature, the car's interior is ventilated or possibly heated using the residual engine heat.

General information

The system can be switched on and off directly or via a preset departure time.

The activation time is determined based on the outside temperature. The system promptly switches on before the selected departure time.

Functional requirements

Switching on/off directly

General information

There are different ways to switch the system on or off.

The system switches off automatically after a certain period of time. The system continues to run for some time after being switched off.

Using the button

Functional requirement

When the vehicle is in standby state, the preventilation can be switched on or off with the automatic climate control buttons.

Turning on

Press one of the following buttons:

Turning off

Press and hold the bottom button.

The system switches off after leaving and locking the vehicle.

Via iDrive

Turning on

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Pre-ventilation".

5. "Start now".

Via BMW display key

Turning on

1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.

2. "Preconditioning setting".

3. Tap the icon or the icon.

4. "Activate now".

5. "Start".

Turning off

1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.

2. "Preconditioning setting".

3. Tap the icon or the icon.

4. "Stop"

Display

Symbol on the climate control display.

Flashing: the pre-ventilation is switched on.

Departure time

Principle

Different departure times can be set to ensure a comfortable interior temperature in the vehicle at the time of departure.

The departure time is preselected in two steps:

A minimum of 10 minutes should pass between setting/activating the departure time and the planned departure time to allow a sufficient period of time for the climate control.

Setting the departure time

Via iDrive

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Climate control".

4. "Pre-ventilation".

5. "Departure plan".

6. Select the desired departure time.

7. Set the departure time.

8. Select day of the week, if needed.

9. "OK".

Via BMW display key

1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.

2. "Preconditioning setting".

3. Tap the icon or the icon.

4. Select the desired departure time.

5. Set the departure time.

6. Select day of the week, if needed.

7. "OK".

Activating the departure time

Functional requirement

To switch on the parked-car ventilation automatically at the departure time, the departure time must be activated first.

Via iDrive

1. "CAR"

2. "Settings"

3. "Climate control"

4. "Pre-ventilation"

5. "Departure plan"

6. Activate the desired departure time.

Via BMW display key

1. Switch on the display of the BMW display key.

2. "Preconditioning setting".

3. Tap the icon or the icon.

4. Tap on the icon.

5. Activate the desired departure time.

Display

, Symbol on the climate control display signals an activated departure time.

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