A new dimension in steering comfort − active steering offers precision, agility and comfort in every situation.
At slow speeds, say when you’re driving in town, parking or on winding roads, active steering enlarges the steering angle. You can handle tight corners with a smaller movement of the steering wheel and without having to shuffle-steer. This improves the agility of your BMW and parking becomes simple.
To keep you in control in the upper speed range, active steering provides a more indirect steering ratio at speeds from from around 75 to 85 mph (depending on the model and set-up). This reduces steering movement so you can steer more precisely in long corners − giving you greater stability and comfort. In critical situations, if the car oversteers or when braking on an unpredictable surface, active steering intervenes to assist, faster than even the most skilful driver.
Since the active system is supplementary and doesn’t interrupt the direct connection between driver and road, the BMW can still be fully steered even if the system fails. If a fault is detected, the active steering adjustment mechanism is automatically blocked by the safety circuit. So you always stay in full control of any situation.