BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: Instrument cluster

Vehicle features and options

This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series.

It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems.

When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Instrument cluster


The instrument cluster is a variable display.

When you change to a different program via Driving Dynamics Control, the displays in the instrument cluster adapt to the respective driving mode.

General information

The display change in the instrument cluster can be deactivated via iDrive.

Some of the displays in the instrument cluster may differ from the illustrations in the Owner's Manual.



  1. Fuel gauge.


  2. Speedometer
  3. Central display area. Service notifications. Navigation display
  4. Depending on the equipment: Driver Attention Camera
  5. Tachometer. Selection lists. Widgets in the instrument cluster. Trip odometer, see Trip data. ECO PRO displays. Status, Driving Dynamics Control. Transmission display
  6. Engine temperature
  7. External temperature
  8. Check Control
  9. Speed Limit Assist. Speed Limit Info. Time

Central display area

Depending on the equipment and configuration, the following is displayed in the central display area of the instrument cluster:

  • Navigation displays such as the map view or, if destination guidance is active, a route preview with destination guidance information.
  • Displays showing service notifications.
  • Assisted Driving View. Information about the assist systems is displayed in an animated surrounding area of the vehicle.

Some displays in the central display area can be configured individually.

The displays may vary depending on the equipment version and country variant.

Driving mode view


When the driving mode view is deactivated, the displays in the instrument cluster remain unchanged and do not adapt to the respective driving mode when the program is changed via Driving Dynamics Control.


Via iDrive:

  1. "CAR"
  2.  "Settings"
  3.  "Displays"
  4.  "Driving mode view"


Individual displays in the instrument cluster can be configured individually.

  1. "CAR"
  2.  "Settings"
  3.  "Displays"
  4.  "Instrument panel"
  5.  Select the desired setting.


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