BMW 7 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 7 Series: With Parking Assistant Plus: Surround View


The system provides assistance in parking and maneuvering. The area around the vehicle is shown on the Control Display.

General information

Several cameras capture the area from different selectable perspectives.

The following camera perspectives can be displayed:

  • Automatic camera perspective: the system shows the camera perspective suitable for the respective driving situation.
  • Rearview camera: for representing the areas behind the vehicle.
  • Right-hand and left-hand side view: for representing the areas on the sides of the vehicle.
  • Unobstructed camera perspective, movable via iDrive.
  • Panorama View: to present cross traffic, for instance at junctions and driveways, depending on the currently engaged gear.

Depending on the view, the environment around the vehicle or a part of it is depicted.

Additionally, assistance functions are shown in the display, e.g., help lines.

More than one assistance function can be active at the same time.

Some assistance functions can be manually activated.

The following assistance functions are automatically displayed:

  • Side parking aid.
  • Door opening angle.

Safety information


The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver's personal judgment in assessing the traffic conditions. There is a risk of accident.

Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch traffic and vehicle surroundings closely and actively intervene where appropriate.


Buttons in the vehicle

Buttons in the vehicle

Park assistance button

  Panorama View


Front camera

Front camera

Rearview camera

Rearview camera


One camera is located at the bottom of each exterior mirror housing.

The image quality may be impaired by dirt on the camera lenses. If required, clean the camera lenses.

Switching on/off

Switching on automatically

The system is switched on automatically if selector lever position R is engaged when the engine is running.

The camera perspective suitable for the respective driving situation is displayed.

Additional information: Switching on/off

Switching on/off manually

Press the park assistance button.

  • On: the LED lights up.
  • Off: the LED goes out.

The rearview camera cannot be switched off if the reverse gear is engaged.

Automatic deactivation during forward travel

The system switches off when a certain driving distance or speed is exceeded.

Switch the system back on, if needed.


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