BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Speed Limit Info


Speed Limit Info shows the currently valid speed limit in the instrument cluster and, if necessary, the Head-up Display.

General information

The camera in the area of the interior mirror detects traffic signs at the edge of the road as well as overhead sign posts.

Traffic signs with extra symbols are considered and compared with the vehicle's onboard data.

The traffic sign will then be either displayed or ignored depending on the situation in the instrument cluster and the Head-up Display.

With the navigation system, the system takes into account the information stored in the navigation data and also displays speed limits present on routes without signs.

Without a navigation system, the system is subject to limitations imposed by technology. Traffic signs with speed limitations are detected and displayed only. Speed limitations due to entering or exiting towns, highway signs, etc. are not displayed. Speed limits with extra text characters are always displayed.

Speed limits for trailer towing will be displayed when the trailer power socket is occupied or trailer towing was activated via iDrive.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing visibility and traffic situation. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic closely and actively intervene where appropriate.



The system is controlled by the following sensors:

Additional information: Sensors of the vehicle

Displaying Speed Limit Info

General information

Depending on the vehicle equipment, Speed Limit Info is displayed permanently in the instrument cluster or via iDrive.


1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. If necessary, "Driving".

5. "Speed Limit Assistance".

6. "Speed limits".

7. "Show current limit".


Speed Limit Info

Current speed limit.

Without a navigation system the traffic signals are grayed out after curves or longer stretches of roadway.

Depending on the equipment, Speed Limit Info not available.

If the detected speed limit has been exceeded, the indicator light will flash.


1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driver Assistance".

4. If necessary, "Driving".

5. "Speed Limit Assistance".

6. Select the desired setting:

System limits

System limits of the sensors

Additional information:

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