BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals
BMW 7 Series (G11/G12) 2015-2022 Owners Manuals / Controls / Driver assistance systems / With Parking Assistant: Parking Assistant- Driving out of a parking space using the parking assistant

BMW 7 Series: With Parking Assistant: Parking Assistant- Driving out of a parking space using the parking assistant


The system makes driving out of parallel parking spaces easier.

General information

Steptronic transmission

The parking assistant calculates an optimal line for pulling out of a parking space and takes control of the following functions during the maneuver:

  • Steering.
  • Accelerating and braking.
  • Changing the gears.

The vehicle maneuvers automatically until the vehicle reaches a position in which the driver can drive out of the parking space without further steering movements.

Functional requirements

  • The vehicle was parked manually and objects in front of and behind the car are detected.

    The distance to a detected curb is at least 6 inches/15 cm.

  • The vehicle was parked using the parking assistant and an object is detected in front of the vehicle.
  • The parking space is at least 2.6 ft/0.8 m longer than your vehicle.
  • The vehicle has been parked in reverse.

Driving out of parking spaces

  1. Switch on drive-ready state.
  2.  Steptronic transmission: Press the park assistance button or shift into reverse gear when the vehicle is stationary to switch on the parking assistant.
  3. Tilt the controller to the right and activate the parking assistant on the Control Display:
    "Autom. Parking"
  4.  On the Control Display, confirm the required direction for driving out of the parking space if necessary.
  5. Steptronic transmission: The system takes control of the maneuver. A message will be displayed at the end of the maneuver.
  6. Make sure that the traffic situation permits driving out of the parking space and drive off as usual.

    The parking assistant is switched off automatically.

System limits

Safety information


The system is designed to operate in certain conditions and circumstances. Due to conditions or other factors, the system may not respond.

There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Actively intervene as warranted. Refer to the information in this Owner's Manual regarding the scope of the system's operation and limitations.

No parking assistance

The parking assistant does not offer assistance in the following situations:

  • In tight curves.
  • For diagonal parking spaces.

Functional limitations

The system may not be fully functional in the following situations:

  • On bumpy road surfaces such as gravel roads.
  • On slippery ground.
  • On steep uphill or downhill grades.
  • With accumulations of leaves/snow in the parking space.
  • With a mounted emergency wheel.
  • In case of changes to an already-measured parking space.
  • With ditches or edges, for instance an edge of a port.

Limits of ultrasonic measurement

The detection of objects with ultrasonic measurements can run into physical limits, e.g., in the following situations:

  • For small children and animals.
  • For persons with certain clothing, for instance coats.
  •  With external interference of the ultrasound, for instance from passing vehicles or loud machines.
  • When sensors are dirty, iced over, damaged or out of position.
  • Under certain weather conditions, e.g., high relative humidity, wet conditions, snowfall, cold, extreme heat, or strong wind.
  • With tow bars and trailer couplings of other vehicles.
  • With thin or wedge-shaped objects.
  • With moving objects.
  • With elevated, protruding objects such as ledges.
  • With objects with corners, edges, and smooth surfaces.
  • With objects with a fine surface structure such as fences.
  • For objects with porous surfaces.
  • With small and low objects, for instance boxes.
  • With obstacles and persons at the edge of the lane.
  •  With soft obstacles or obstacles covered in foam material.
  • With plants and bushes.
  • Low objects already displayed, for instance curbs, can move into the blind area of the sensors before or after a continuous tone sounds.
  • Cargo that extends beyond the perimeter of the vehicle is not taken into account by the system.
  • Parking spaces that are not suitable may be detected or suitable parking spaces may not be detected at all.


A Check Control message is displayed.

The parking assistant failed. Have the system checked by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.


     With Parking Assistant: Reversing Assistant

    Concept The system supports the driver when driving in reverse, for instance when driving out of tight or confusing parking or street situations. The vehicle stores the driving movements of the last

     Remote Control Parking

    Concept The vehicle can be remotely parked and driven out in reverse in the case of suitable forwardparking spaces, for instance a garage. The driver is not in the vehicle, but controls the parking pr

     Remote Control Parking- Forward parking

    Parking While driving forward, the system applies minor steering corrections as needed. Approach the parking space driving forward, as straight and centered as possible and with a maximum distance


     Replacing Active Front Steering Hydraulic Steering Gear

    WARNING: DANGER OF POISONING if oil is ingested/absorbed through the skin! RISK OF INJURY if oil comes into contact with eyes and skin! IMPORTANT: Adhere to the utmost cleanliness. Do not allow any dirt to enter the hydraulic system. Seal connections and lines immediately after removal with seali

     Displays, control elements

    In the vicinity of the steering wheel Light switch element Turn signal indicator, high beams Instrument cluster Wipers Start/Stop button Indicator/warning lights Instrument cluster The indicator/warning lights can light up in a variety of combinations and colors. Several of the lights are

    © 2019-2023 Copyright