BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: xOffroad package

Principle

The xOffroad package supports the driver when driving away from unpaved roads or with reduced traction. The system offers four different xOffroad driving modes for selection.

xOffroad driving modes and levels

The xOffroad driving modes can be selected based on the ground conditions.

When an xOffroad driving mode is switched on, individual systems in the vehicle are set to the best possible traction and driving stability.

With the two-axle ride level control, the vehicle level is set for the corresponding xOffroad driving mode.

Driving comfort

General information

The system optimizes handling and the traction on unpaved surfaces within the physical limits.

It is operated with the button and rocker switch in the center console.

Observe the information in the chapter Driving tips for driving on poor roads.

Additional information: Driving on poor roads.

Overview

Button and rocker switch in the center console

Driving comfort

  1. Switch the xOffroad driving mode on/off.
  2. Set the xOffroad driving mode.

Turning on

Press button 1 or rocker switch 2 forward or pull back. The xOffroad driving mode "xGRAVEL" is switched on. The LED on the button lights up.

The driving mode is displayed in the instrument cluster.

The effective speed range is displayed in the speedometer with a line below the scale.

Setting the xOffroad driving mode

Driving comfort

Push the rocker switch forward or pull it back repeatedly until the desired xOffroad driving mode is displayed in the instrument cluster.

xOffroad driving modes in detail

All driving modes

When the xOffroad driving modes are switched on, the following vehicle settings will be applied:

"xGRAVEL"

This driving mode is active every time the xOffroad driving modes are switched on.

Setting for: "Optimized vehicle setting for easy terrain." When switching on, the following additional vehicle settings are carried out, for example:

"xSAND"

Setting for: "Optimized vehicle setting for heavy terrain with loose surface. For maximum traction, deactivate DSC." When switching on, the following additional vehicle settings are carried out, for example:

"xROCKS"

Setting for: "Optimized vehicle setting for heavy terrain with strong irregularities. For maximum traction, deactivate DSC." When switching on, the following additional vehicle settings are carried out, for example:

"xSNOW"

Setting for: "Optimized vehicle setting for assured handling on slippery road." When switching on, the following additional vehicle settings are carried out, for example:

Manual switching off

Press button 1. The LED on the button goes out.

The last driving mode that was set through the Driving Dynamics Control will be activated.

Display on the Control Display

Display xView display

1. "CAR"

2. "Driving information"

3. "xVIEW"

or

"xOFFROAD"

The following information is displayed:

With the xOffroad package, the following additional information can be displayed:

System limits

The xOffroad properties may be reduced at higher speeds where required.

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