BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé.

Numerous innovative technologies support you in various ways and guarantee the highest level of comfort and safety. So you can focus on enjoying carefree driving pleasure. Selected features are optional, dependent on model.

Driving Assistant.

Driving Assistant feature combines the camera-based systems Lane Departure Warning and Approach as well as Pedestrian Warning with the City Brake Activation.
The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approx. 40mph by means of vibrations in the steering wheel and a visual warning in the instrument cluster. The warning is not activated when the lane change is deliberate, i.e. when the indicator is turned on.
While the Approach Warning with City Brake Activation detects vehicles, the Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation reacts to pedestrians. When there is a risk of collision, the Approach Warning triggers a two-stage warning – a symbol in the instrument cluster lights up, followed by an acoustic alarm. The Pedestrian Warning triggers a single-stage warning in the event of an acute risk of collision. If the system warns of a potential collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system applies the brakes.

BMW Head-up Display.

The full-colour BMW Head-up Display projects driving information directly into your line of sight so you can keep your eyes on the road at all times (not fully visible with polarised sunglasses).Depending on the car’s equipment, the display can also show the Speed Limit Info with no-overtaking indicator, ECO PRO tips, Check Control messages as well as information and warnings from the driver assistance systems. Frequently used functions such as telephone and entertainment services can also be displayed and operated.
The icons projected onto the windscreen are displayed in high resolution and full colour with realistic traffic signs. The image's projection appears as if it were 2.3 m in front of the vehicle. This in combination with optimal positioning allows the information to be read quickly, conveniently and with minimal distraction.
The brightness of the projection automatically adjusts to suit the light conditions, while the height of the projection changes depending on whether it is day or night. The driver can also select which information to display  alongside the current speed and driver assistance warnings.

Professional Navigation System with iDrive Touch Controller.

The Professional Navigation System features a sleek design and a superior range of services. This simple, easy-to-use and seamlessly integrated navigation system is operated via the iDrive system and features the iDrive Touch Controller. It also includes the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control, Radio Professional with a DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. The built-in 8.8" LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and a clear overview.
The system can be operated intuitively using the optional iDrive Touch Controller, which enables the user to enter their destination by writing the address on its touch-sensitive surface. The navigation system can also be operated via the direct menu control buttons, eight functional bookmarks, or voice control system. Thanks to the three-dimensional map display that makes use of satellite images as a map background – with photo-realistic depictions of selected sights – navigation becomes an exciting visual experience. Depending on the equipment fitted, the user will also have access to ConnectedDrive Services, Remote Services, Information Plus, Online Entertainment, the internet and Real Time Traffic Information.

Speed Limit Info.

Speed Limit Info and the no-overtaking indicator are shown on the Info Display in the instrument cluster, or in the Head-up Display.  A special camera detects the relevant traffic signs. This information is processed by a control unit along with data from the navigation system. Features including the rain sensor are also incorporated, so variable speed limits in specific instances are also registered – under wet conditions or at certain times of day, for example. This means the driver will always be well informed about the road ahead. Professional Navigation System is required.

Camera systems.

Several different camera systems allow you to keep your eye on what’s going on around you, even in situations with low visibility, with BMW ConnectedDrive.
  • Reversing Assist camera allows the driver to see the area behind the car in the Control Display while manoeuvring and parking. The Rear View camera enhances visibility when reversing at speeds below 12mph, this is especially useful when parking. Interactive track lines indicate whether the chosen parking space is big enough for the car and provide assistance by marking areas in colour on the Control Display. In conjunction with the trailer tow hitch, the Reversing Assist camera makes the approach when hooking up a trailer easier with a practical zoom function.
  • Surround View provides support when parking and maneuvering in tight situations. The areas to the side and behind the vehicle are captured by cameras and shown in the Control Display from a bird’s-eye perspective (Top View).
    Side View is also included, which makes approaching areas with limited visibility (e.g. blind intersections or exits) safer. Two digital cameras on the front left and right of the car film the traffic situation on either side and relay it to the Control Display. This enables early detection of oncoming traffic so that the driver can react appropriately.

Park Assist.

Park Assist makes parallel parking easier. When the system is activated and the car is driving slowly (below 21mph), it will measure any parking gaps the car passes. When a large enough gap has been found, the driver simply switches on the turn indicator and Park Assist will do the steering, while the driver continues to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes. The system also emits acoustic signals and gives instructions in the Control Display. So the driver can stay relaxed and enjoy greater safety while parking.