A new dimension of steering comfort − active steering offers precision, agility and comfort in every driving situation.
At slow speeds, such as when driving in town, when parking and on winding roads, active steering enlarges the steering angle. You can handle tight manoeuvres with a smaller movement of the steering wheel and without having to shuffle-steer − this improves the agility of your BMW and parking becomes much easier.
At higher speeds, active steering provides a more indirect steering ratio (depending on the model and set-up). In doing so, it reduces steering movement. This allows you to steer the wheels more precisely with larger turns, giving you greater stability and comfort. In critical situations, such as when the car oversteers or when braking on an inconsistent surface, active steering intervenes to assist.
Since active system is a supplementary system and does not interrupt the direct connection between driver and wheels, the BMW can still be fully steered even if the system fails. If a fault is detected, the active steering adjustment mechanism is immediately blocked by means of a pin via the safety circuit. This means you always stay in full control of the situation.