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BMW ConnectedDrive Driver Assistance systems in the BMW X3.

Whatever you’re planning, the BMW X3 is always available to help. A range of innovative technologies on board support you in a variety of ways during the journey, delivering convenience, comfort and safety. All of which leaves you to enjoy the most important thing – pure driving pleasure.

Drive Assist.

The Drive Assist feature combines the camera-based Lane Departure Warning and Approach and Pedestrian Warning systems with City Brake Activation. The Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and alerts the driver to an unintentional lane change at speeds above approximately 43 mph through vibrations in the steering wheel. The warning is not activated if the lane change is deliberate, when the indicator has been activated.
Whereas 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.

Drive Assist Plus


Professional Navigation System.

Professional Navigation System.
Professional Navigation System.
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The Professional Navigation System features a sleek design and a superior range of services. It delivers a simple and easy-to-use navigation system that is seamlessly integrated into the BMW, with iDrive operating concept and iDrive Touch Controller included. The system comprises the hands-free kit with USB interface and voice control and the Radio BMW Professional with DVD drive, as well as 20 GB memory for audio files. It also facilitates the use of Real Time Traffic Information (only in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services). The built-in 8.8-inch LCD colour display with split screen function (main and supplementary screen) is designed for optimal readability and overview.

iDrive Touch Controller


Camera systems.

Thanks to the optional camera systems, every parking space becomes simple to navigate. This is because with Surround View and the Rear View camera you can always see the entire area around the vehicle. In addition, Park Distance Control (PDC) at the front and rear gives visual and acoustic signals so that you can park easily and safely.

Reversing Assist camera

Surround View


Park Assist.

The Park Assist makes parallel parking easier. When the system is activated and the car is driving slowly (below 21 mph), 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 the Park Assistant 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.
Not available with the optional equipment 2VX 20-inch light alloy wheels 310M.

Glare-free High-beam Assistant.

With Glare-free High-Beam Assistant (only available with Adaptive LED Headlights or Adaptive Headlights), night driving is safer and more comfortable. It provides excellent visibility in the dark without dazzling other drivers. The system detects other road-users and selectively excludes them from the high-beam headlight distribution. Beam ranges of over 400 metres ensure early detection of risks and improved directional tracking.
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