BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Speed Limit Assistant


Speed Limit Assistant supports driving at the speed limit. A suggested speed can be applied.

General information

When the systems in the vehicle, e.g., Speed Limit Info, detect a change of the speed limit, this new speed value can be applied for the following systems:

The speed value is suggested as the new desired speed to be applied. To apply the speed value, the corresponding system must be activated.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic situation. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


The set speed can be incorrectly adjusted or called up by mistake. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust the set speed to the traffic conditions.

Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


Buttons on the steering wheel

Accept suggested speed manually.

Rocker switch: Set speed, refer to Cruise Control.

Turning Speed Limit Assistant on/off

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. If necessary, "Driving".

5. "Speed Limit Assistance".

6. "Speed limits".

7. Select the desired setting:

Displays in the instrument cluster

A message is displayed in the instrument cluster when the system and a driver assistance system are activated.

Depending on the equipment version, the indicator light illuminates green, together with the icon for a cruise control system: Speed Limit Assistant is active and detected speed limits can be applied manually for the displayed system.

Detected change of a speed limit with immediate effect.

Indicator light illuminates green: the detected speed limit can be applied with the SET button.

After it has been applied, a green checkmark is displayed.

Manual adoption

A detected speed limit can be applied manually for the active driver assistance system.

When the SET icon lights up, press the button.

Adapt to route


The system can be configured so that the vehicle adapts the speed automatically to the route.

For instance, the speed will be reduced in the following situations, if necessary:


1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. If necessary, "Driving".

5. "Speed Limit Assistance".

6. "Adjust to route" or "Automatically adjust speed to route".

System limits

Speed Limit Assistant is based on the Speed Limit Info system.

Consider the system limits of Speed Limit Info.

Upcoming speed limits can only be applied for the Active Cruise Control ACC.

Depending on the national-market version, the system may not respond at all or with limitations to the route when the navigation system is unable to clearly identify the position of the vehicle.

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