BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Sitting safely

An ideal seat position that meets the needs of the occupants can make a vital contribution to relaxed, fatigue-free driving.

In the event of an accident, the correct seat position plays an important role. Follow the information in the following chapters.

Additional information:

Seats, front

General information

The seat setting for the driver's seat is stored for the driver profile currently used. When a driver profile is selected, the stored position is called up automatically.

The current seat position can be stored using the memory function.

Safety information

Warning

Seat setting while driving can lead to unexpected movements of the seat. Vehicle control could be lost. There is a risk of accident. Only adjust the seat on the driver's side when the vehicle is stationary.

Warning

With a backrest inclined too far to the rear, the protective effect of the safety belt can no longer be ensured. There is a risk of sliding under the safety belt in an accident. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Adjust the seat prior to starting the trip. Adjust the backrest so that it is in the most upright position as possible and do not adjust again while driving.

Warning

There is a risk of jamming when moving the seats. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the seat is clear prior to any adjustment.

Overview

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

  1. Backrest width
  2. Thigh support
  3. Forward/backward, height, seat tilt
  4. Upper backrest
  5. Backrest tilt, head restraint
  6. Lumbar support

Longitudinal direction

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Press switch forward or backward.

Height

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Press switch up or down.

Seat tilt

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Tilt switch up or down.

Backrest tilt

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Tilt switch forward or backward.

Thigh support

Multifunctional seat

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Push the switch in the front or back.

Sport seat

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Pull the lever at the front of the seat and push the thigh support forward or back.

Lumbar support

Principle

The curvature of the seat backrest can be adjusted in a way that it supports the lumbar region of the spine. The lower back and the spine are supported for upright sitting position.

Adjusting

Backrest width

Principle

Adjusting the backrest width may improve lateral support when taking corners.

General information

The backrest width is changed by adjusting the side sections of the backrest.

To make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle, the backrest width temporarily opens fully.

Adjusting

Upper backrest

Principle

The upper backrest supports the back in the shoulder region. A correct setting leads to a relaxed seat position and reduces strain on the shoulder muscles.

General information

If the driver's door is opened when the drive-ready state is switched off, the upper backrest moves into the basic setting.

Adjusting

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Front passenger seat functionality

Principle

The front passenger seat can be adjusted with the switches of the driver's seat, for instance to increase the legroom in the rear.

If needed, the memory position for the front passenger seat can be stored.

Overview

Seats, mirrors and steering wheel

Front passenger seat functionality

Turning on

1. Press the button. The LED lights up.

2. Adjust the front passenger seat on the driver's seat.

3. If needed, store the memory position for the front passenger seat.

Turning off

Press the button. The LED goes out.

The function deactivates itself automatically after some time.

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