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2023 BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID Displays Instructions | Detailed Settings

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BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2023 Vehicle features and options

The 2023 BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid shows how serious the brand is about combining luxury with cutting-edge technology. At the center of its cabin is a complex web of high-tech screens that are both useful and beautiful. From the crisp clarity of the central infotainment system, which integrates smartphones easily and gives real-time traffic updates, to the complexity of the head-up display, every detail has been fine-tuned for an engaging driving experience. These screens are more than just for looks; they also give real-time information about how the vehicle’s electric motor and combustion engine are working. With the ability to show energy flow, regeneration data, and a variety of changeable settings, the X5‘s displays not only keep drivers informed but also keep them interested. This is a perfect example of how BMW combines innovation and luxury.

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Instrument cluster

Principle
The instrument cluster consists of various digital displays, e.g., a speedometer, time, range, and temperatures as well as indicator and warning lights.

General information
Depending on the vehicle equipment, it may be possible to deactivate the display change in the instrument cluster via iDrive.
Some of the displays in the instrument cluster may differ from the illustrations in the Owner’s Manual.

Safety information

Warning
If the displays on the instrument cluster fail, do not use the vehicle. There may be a risk of accident or risk of damage to property. Immediately park the vehicle in a safe manner. If drive readiness is switched off and on again, the malfunction may be rectified and it may be possible to continue driving. If the malfunction cannot be remedied, have the system checked by an authorized service center or by another qualified service center or a repair shop.

OverviewBMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-1

  1. Fuel gauge 
    Overall range
  2. Speedometer
  3. Central display range
    Navigation display Charging screen 
  4. Depending on the equipment: Driver Attention Camera
  5.  Selection lists 
    Widgets
    Trip odometer, see Trip data 185 Power gauge
    Status, Driving Dynamics Control 152 Transmission display
  6. High-voltage battery charge state indicator
    Electric range
  7. Outside temperature
  8. Check Control
  9. Speed Limit Assistant 
  10. Speed Limit Info
  11. Time

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

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

Some displays in the central display range can be configured individually.
The displays may vary depending on the equipment and national market version.

Settings
Specific displays can be configured individually.

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

Assisted Driving View

Principle
Depending on vehicle equipment, information on driver assistance systems is displayed using an animation of the vehicle when driver assistance is enabled.

General information
Depending on the settings, Assisted Driving View can be displayed permanently or temporarily with active Driver Assistance in the instrument cluster.
Safety information

Warning
The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver’s personal judgment in assessing the traffic situation. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of an accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch the surrounding traffic situation closely, be ready to take over steering and braking at any time, and actively intervene where appropriate.

Warning
The system cannot serve as a substitute for the driver’s personal judgment in assessing the traffic situation. Based on the limits of the system, it cannot independently react to all traffic situations. There is a risk of an accident. Adjust driving style to traffic conditions. Watch the surrounding traffic situation closely, be ready to take over steering and braking at any time, and actively intervene where appropriate.

Settings

Permanent display 

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Displays”
  4. Instrument panel”
  5. Central display area”
  6. Assisted Driving View”

Temporary display

  1. CAR”
  2. Settings”
  3. Displays”
  4. Instrument panel”
  5. Display Assisted Driving View when Driver Assistance is active”

Display

An example: the indicator and warning lights for the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and the Automatic Lane Change Assistant indicate a lane change to the next lane. At the same time, the lane change to the next lane is shown with animation in the Assisted Driving View.

System limits
The system’s detection capability is limited. The system may indicate something wrong.
Only objects that are detected by the system are taken into account.

Additional information: 

  • Cameras
  • Radar sensors

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Instrument cluster with extended features: Widgets

Principle
Displays for specific functions can be displayed in the instrument cluster.
The following displays can be selected:

  • Current entertainment source, e.g., radio.
  • Torque and power.
  • G-meter.
  • Trip data.
  • Efficiency display.

Selecting BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-3

Continue to press the button on the turn signal lever until the desired widget is selected.

Display BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-4

G-meter
The G-meter indicates the forces that are applied in the longitudinal and transverse direction on the vehicle occupants while driving.

Efficiency display

Principle
Information about driving style and consumption can be displayed in the form of a con-sumption display as a widget in the instrument cluster, for example.

General information
Depending on the activated driving mode, different information will be displayed:

Driving mode Display 

  • HYBRID
    Average consumption, fuel. Current consumption, fuel. Consumption display, fuel. Odometer for driving without a combustion engine.
  • ELECTRIC
    Average consumption, electric. Current consumption, electric. Consumption display, electric. Odometer for driving without a combustion engine.
  • SPORT
    Engine temperature.

Average consumption
The average consumption indicates the fuel consumption when driving a specific route.

Overview

The average electrical consumption is displayed in ELECTRIC.

Current consumption
The current fuel consumption display allows you to check the current fuel consumption, e.g., to drive economically and in an environmentally-friendly manner.
The current electrical consumption is displayed in ELECTRIC.

Charging screen 

Principle
The charging screen displays information about the charging process in the instrument cluster.BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-5

  1. Range for electric driving
  2. Charging status with charging cable 
  3. Set departure time
  4. End of charging time
  5. Set departure time
  6. Maximum electrical range 
  7. Pre-conditioning
  8. Current charge state 

Displays of the hybrid system

Displays in the instrument cluster

General information
The following functions of the hybrid system are displayed:

  • High-voltage battery charge state indicator.
  • Drive-ready state: READY.
  • Electric driving: ELECTRIC.
  • Electric driving: ELECTRIC INDIVIDUAL.
  • Hybrid mode: HYBRID STANDARD.
  • Hybrid mode: HYBRID ECO PRO.
  • BATTERY CONTROL.

The display depends on the system’s operating condition.

High-voltage battery charge state indicator

Principle
Indicates the current charge state of the high-voltage battery as a percentage.

Safety information 

Warning
Even when it is indicated that the high-voltage battery is discharged, the high-voltage system is always still under high voltage. There is a risk of fire or a risk of injury. Do not touch or change live parts, e.g., orange high-voltage cables, even when the batteries are discharged.

Display

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-6

  • Electric range, arrow 1.
  • Current charge state, arrow 2.
  • Adjusted charge state of the BATTERY CONTROL function, arrow 3.

Drive-ready state: READY 

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-7READY indicates the drive-ready state.

Additional information:
Drive-ready state

Electric driving: ELECTRIC BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-8
The display becomes active af-ter ELECTRIC is activated via Driving Dynamics Control.

Additional information:
Driving Dynamics Control

Electric driving: ELECTRIC INDIVIDUAL
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-9The display becomes active af-ter ELECTRIC INDIVIDUAL is activated via Driving Dynamics Control.

Additional information:
Driving Dynamics Control

Hybrid mode: HYBRID STANDARD
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-10The display becomes active after HYBRID STANDARD is activated via Driving Dynamics Control.

Additional information:
Driving Dynamics Control

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-11Hybrid mode: HYBRID ECO PRO
The display becomes active after HYBRID ECO PRO is activated via Driving Dynamics Control.

Additional information:
Driving Dynamics Control

BATTERY CONTROL
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-12The display becomes active af-ter BATTERY CONTROL is ac-tivated via the BATTERY CON-TROL button.
The available electric range is conserved for a later point in the trip.

Additional information:
Driving modes in detail

Indications on the Control Display

Current vehicle condition
General information
The following are displayed:

  • Active components of the hybrid system.
  • The direction of the energy flows:
    Orange: energy flow of the combustion engine.
    Blue: energy flow of the hybrid system.
  • Vehicle states:
    • ePOWER.
    • POWER.
    • eBOOST.
    •  CHARGE.
    • Coasting.
    • Charging.
  • System requirements of the hybrid system, for instance, drivetrain not yet at operating temperature.
  • Driver request, e.g., selector lever in M/S position.

Displaying the current vehicle condition

  1. CAR”
  2. Driving information”
  3. Energy flow”

Check Control

Principle
The Check Control system monitors functions in the vehicle and notifies you of faults in the monitored systems.

General information
A Check Control message is displayed as a combination of indicator or warning lights and text messages in the instrument cluster and, if applicable, in the Head-up display.
In addition, an acoustic signal may sound and a text message may appear on the Control Display.

Hiding Check Control messagesBMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-3

Press the button on the turn signal lever.

Continuous display
Some Check Control messages are displayed continuously and are not cleared until the fault is eliminated. If several faults occur at once, the messages are displayed consecutively.
The messages can be hidden for approx.
8 seconds. After this time, they are displayed again automatically.

Temporary display
Some Check Control messages are hidden automatically after approx. 20 seconds. The Check Control messages are stored and can be displayed again later.

Displaying stored Check Control messages 

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”
  3.  “Check Control messages”
  4. Select the desired text message.

Display

Check Control
At least one Check Control message is displayed or stored.

Text messages
Text messages in combination with an icon in the instrument cluster explain a Check Con-trol message and the meaning of the indicator/warning lights.

Supplementary text messages
Additional information, such as the cause of a fault or the required action, can be called up via Check Control.
With urgent messages the added text will be automatically displayed on the Control Display.
Depending on the Check Control message, further help can be selected.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”
  3. “Check Control messages”
  4. Select the desired text message.
  5. Select the desired setting.

Messages after trip completion
Certain messages displayed while driving are displayed again after the drive-ready state is switched off.

Indicator/warning lights

Principle
Indicator/warning lights in the instrument cluster display the status of some functions in the vehicle and indicate when a fault is present in the monitored systems.

General information
The indicator/warning lights can light up in a variety of combinations and colors.
Several of the lights are checked for proper functioning and light up temporarily when the drive-ready state is turned on.

Red lights

Seat belt reminder
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-14The indicator lamp lights up in the following situations:

  • Seat belt on the driver or passenger side is not buckled.
  • The seat belt reminder can also be acti-vated if objects are placed on the front passenger seat.
  • The seat belt is not buckled on the corresponding rear seat.
    Make sure that the seat belts are positioned correctly.

Rear seat belt reminder: Seat detection
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-15The seat belt is not buckled on the corresponding rear seat.

Airbag system
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-16The Airbag system and seat belt tensioner may not be working.
Have the vehicle checked immediately by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Parking brake
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-17The parking brake is set. Additional information:
For releasing the parking brake

Brake system

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-18Brake system fault. Continue to drive moderately.
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-19Have the vehicle checked immediately by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

If equipped with Equipment Stop Assistant

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-20Emergency Stop function active. Additional information:
Emergency Stop Assistant

Risk of collision
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-20Indicator light illuminates or flashes in conjunction with an acoustic signal if a collision is imminent.

Additional information:
Intersection warning with City light braking function

Forward Collision Warning with light braking function 
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-21The indicator light is illuminated: pre-warning. Brake and increase distance.
Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: acute warning. Brake and make an evasive maneuver, if necessary.

Additional information:
Forward Collision Warning with light braking function

Intersection Collision Warning: vehicle detected from the right
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-22Indicator light illuminates: prewarning for risk of collision with a vehicle crossing from the right.

Indicator light flashes and a signal sounds: acute warning for immediate risk of collision.

Additional information:
Intersection warning with City light braking function

Intersection Collision Warning: vehicle detected from the left
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-83Indicator light illuminates: prewarning for risk of collision with a vehicle crossing from the left.

Indicator light flashes and a signal sounds: acute warning for immediate risk of collision.

Additional information:
Intersection warning with City light braking function

Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-23Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: imminent collision with a detected person or a cyclist.

Intervene immediately by braking or making an evasive maneuver.

Additional information:
Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation

Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-24Indicator light flashes and an acoustic signal sounds: braking and evading.

Additional information:
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Steering Assistant 
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-25Depending on the equipment and national-market version: the steering wheel icon flashes red or lights up red. A signal sounds: the system is switched off.

Additional information:
Steering Assistant

Drive power
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-26Reduced drive power due to an over-heated drivetrain.

Additional information: Power gauge

Yellow lights

Steering Assistant
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-27The indicator light lights up and an acoustic signal may sound: a system interruption is imminent.
The indicator warning light flashes: lane boundary driven over.

Additional information:
Steering Assistant

Antilock Braking System
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-28The Brake Assistant function may not activate. Avoid abrupt braking. Take the longer braking distance into ac-count.
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-29Have the system immediately checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Dynamic Stability Control
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-30The indicator light blinks: Dynamic Stability Control controls the drive and brake forces. The vehicle is stabilized. Reduce speed and modify your driving style to the driving circumstances.
Indicator light illuminates: the Dynamic Stability Control has malfunctioned.
Have the system immediately checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Additional information:
Dynamic Stability Control

The Dynamic Stability Control deactivated or the Dynamic Traction Control activated
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-31.The Dynamic Stability Control is deactivated or the Dynamic Traction Control is activated.

Additional information: 

  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Traction Control

Flat tire monitor
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-84
Flat tire monitor reports tire pressure loss in a tire. Reduce your speed and stop cautiously. Avoid sudden braking and steering maneuvers.

Additional information:
Flat tire monitor

Tire pressure monitor
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-84The indicator light illuminates: the Tire Pressure Monitor reports a low tire pressure or a flat tire. Follow the information in the Check Control message.
The indicator light flashes and is then illuminated continuously: flat tires or tire pressure losses cannot be detected.

  • Fault caused by systems or devices with the same radio frequency: after leaving the area of the interference, the system automatically becomes active again.
  • In the case of tires with special approval: the tire pressure monitor was unable to complete the reset. Reset the system again.
  • Wheel without wheel electronics installed: have it checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop as needed.
  • Malfunction: have the system checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Additional information:
Tire pressure monitor

Steering system
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-32The steering system may be faulty. Have the system checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Emissions
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-33The warning light lights up: Emissions are deteriorating. Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible?

  • The warning light flashes under certain circumstances:
    This indicates that there is excessive misfiring in the engine.
    Reduce the vehicle speed and have the system checked immediately; otherwise, serious engine misfiring within a brief period can seriously damage emission control components, in particular the catalytic converter. Socket for OBD onboard diagnostics

Acoustic pedestrian protection malfunction
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-34Acoustic pedestrian protection has malfunctioned. Increased caution when maneuvering.
In case of repeated malfunctions, have the system checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Green lights

Rear seats: Seat belt fastened
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-35The seat belt is buckled on the corresponding rear seat.

Rear seats: Seat detection
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-36The seat belt is buckled on the corre-sponding rear seat.

Turn signal
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-37The turn signal is on.
Unusually rapid blinking of the indicator light indicates that a turn signal bulb has failed.

Additional information:
Turn signal

Parking lights
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-85Parking lights are switched on.
Additional information: Parking lights/low beams

Low beams
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-39Low beams are switched on.
Additional information: Parking lights/low beams

Lane departure warning
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-40Depending on vehicle equipment and national-market version:
The indicator light lights up: the system is switched on. A lane boundary has been detected on at least one side of the vehicle and the system is ready to intervene. Warnings will be issued.
Icon flashes green: the system is performing a steering intervention.
Additional information: Lane departure warning

Automatic High Beam Assistant
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-41Automatic High Beam Assistant is switched on.
High beams are switched on and off automatically depending on the traffic situation.
Additional information:
Automatic High Beam Assistant

Automatic Hold: the vehicle is held automatically
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-42Automatic Hold is activated. The vehi-cle is automatically held in place when it is stationary.

Additional information:
Automatic Hold

Automatic Hold: vehicle secured against rolling away
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-43After the brake is applied, the vehicle is kept from rolling away.

Additional information:
Automatic Hold

Manual Speed Limiter
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-44The indicator light lights up: the system is switched on.
The indicator light flashes: the set speed limit has been exceeded. Additional information:
Manual Speed Limiter

Cruise Control
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-45The system is active.

Additional information:
For cruise control

Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function switched on
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-46The system is turned on.

Additional information:
 Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function: vehicle ahead 
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-46The system is turned on.

Additional information:
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function: vehicle ahead
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-47The indicator light lights up: the system is switched on. The vehicle ahead has been detected. Indicator lamp flashes: preceding vehicle has started driving.

Additional information:
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Speed Limit Assistant activated
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-48
Depending on the equipment, the indicator light is illuminated together with the icon for a speed control system:
Speed Limit Assistant is active and detected speed limits can be accepted manually for the displayed system.

Additional information:
Speed Limit Assistant

Speed Limit Assistant: Apply speed limit
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-49The detected speed limit can be applied with the SET button. As soon as the speed limit has been applied, a green checkmark is displayed. Additional information:
Speed Limit Assistant

Steering Assistant
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-50The system supports the driver in keeping the vehicle within the lane.

Additional information:
Steering Assistant

Automatic Lane Change Assistant: lane change in progress
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-51
Arrow icon for lane change green: the system is carrying out a lane change.
Additional information:
Automatic Lane Change Assistant

Automatic Lane Change Assistant: lane change not possible 
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-52The gray line for lane boundary on the appropriate side: system detected a lane change request. Lane change not currently possible.

Additional information:
Automatic Lane Change Assistant

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-51Automatic Lane Change Assistant: functional requirements not met
Depending on the national-market version:
Arrow icon for lane change gray: lane change not possible; functional requirements not met.

Additional information:
Automatic Lane Change Assistant
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-53Assisted Driving Plus
Assisted Driving Plus

Blue lights

High beams
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-54
High beams have been switched on. Additional information:
High beams

Drive power
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-55Reduced drive power due to a cold drivetrain.

Additional information:
Power gauge

Gray lights

Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-56Indicator light is illuminated: the system is interrupted.  Indicator light flashes: the conditions are not adequate for the system to work or the system has been deactivated.

Additional information:
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function

Steering Assistant
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-57The indicator light is illuminated: the system is ready.

Additional information:
Steering Assistant

Assisted Driving Plus
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-58The indicator light is illuminated: the system is interrupted.

Additional information:
Assisted Driving Plus

White lights

Assisted Driving Plus
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-59The indicator light is illuminated: the system is ready.

Additional information:
Assisted Driving Plus

Fuel gauge

Principle
The current fill level of the fuel tank is displayed.

General information
Vehicle inclination may cause the display to vary.
Additional information:
For refueling

Display

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-60An arrow next to the fuel pump icon indicates the vehicle side on which the fuel filler flap is located.
The current total range is displayed as a numerical value.

The indicator light in the instrument cluster
The yellow indicator light illuminates, once the fuel reserve is reached.

Tachometer

General information
Always avoid RPM in the red warning field. In this range, the fuel supply is reduced to protect the engine.
Depending on the equipment, the tachometer is available in the SPORT driving mode or in the M/S Sport program.
Depending on the equipment, the tachometer can also be shown in the Head-up display.

Reduced engine speed range
The available engine speed range may be reduced due to certain factors such as a cold drive system. The tachometer display is automatically adjusted depending on the available engine speed range.

Power gauge

Principle
The power gauge indicates the available drive power as a percentage.
The drive power consists of the power for EPO-wer electric drive and the power of the combustion engine.

General information
The following functions of the hybrid system are displayed:

  • Electric driving: ePOWER.
  • Energy recovery: CHARGE.
  • Acceleration boost: eBOOST.

ePOWERBMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-62

Full Black Panel Display.
In ePOWER mode, the range for electric driving is colored blue, arrow 1. The range highlighted in blue can vary depending on the driving situation and Hybrid mode.
A mark indicates the power output by the hybrid drive on a scale, arrow 2.
If the mark is outside the range highlighted in blue, the combustion engine is switched on, arrow 3.
Instrument cluster with enhanced features: in SPORT driving mode, the engine speed of the combustion engine is displayed instead of the output of the hybrid drive.

Additional information: 
BMW eDRIVE

Drive power
The available drive power may be reduced due to certain factors, for instance, a cold combustion engine. Depending on the available drive power, the range for ePOWER is adjusted au-tomatically.
If needed, icons in the power gauge indicate a reduction of the drive power.

Example Description

  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-63Reduced drive power due to a cold drivetrain.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-64Reduced drive power due to an overheated drivetrain.

CHARGE

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-65

Full Black Panel Display.
Energy recovery during coasting and braking is indicated as CHARGE in the instrument cluster depending on the driving mode, see arrow. The high-voltage battery is charged. If the high-voltage battery is completely charged, no energy can be recovered.

Additional information:
BMW eDRIVE

eBOOSTBMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-66

Full Black Panel Display.
If the electric motor supports the combustion engine, for instance during rapid acceleration, eBOOST is displayed. The level of eBOOST provided depends on the available charge state of the high-voltage battery. If the charge state of the high-voltage battery is low, eBOOST may not be available.

Additional information:
BMW eDRIVE

Outside temperature

General information
If the indicator drops to +37 ℉/+3 ℃ or lower, a signal sounds.
A Check Control message is displayed. There is an increased risk of ice on roads.

Safety information

Warning
Even at temperatures above +37 ℉/+3 ℃there is a risk of icy roads, for instance on bridges or shady sections of the road. There is a risk of an accident. Modify your driving style to the weather conditions at low temperatures.

Range

Principle
The range indicates the distance that can still be covered with the current content in the fuel tank and the electric energy of the high-voltage battery.

General information
The range can be displayed as the range for electric driving or as the total range. The to-tal range considers the contents of the fuel tank as well as the electric energy in the high-voltage battery. If the prerequisites for electric driving are not met, the total range considers the content of the fuel tank only.
Various factors, such as the automatic climate control settings, are taken into account when calculating the electric range. The electric range value is adapted dynamically.
The following factors are taken into account when calculating the range:

  • Automatic climate control settings.
  • Driving style.
  • Climate conditions.

With a low remaining total range, a Check Control message is briefly displayed. With a sporty driving style, for instance, fast cornering, the engine function is not always ensured. The Check Control message appears continuously below a range of approx.
30 miles/50 km. As soon as a low fuel tank level is reached, ELECTRIC is automatically activated to protect the combustion engine if the requirements for electric driving are met. The Steptronic Sport program is not available.
You may continue driving with reduced drive power and exclusively with electric motor power.

Safety information 

NOTICE
With a range below 30 miles/50 km, the engine may no longer have sufficient fuel. Engine functions are not ensured anymore. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Refuel promptly.

Range display, electric motor
Instrument cluster with enhanced features:
The electric range is continuously displayed under the charge state indicator for the high-voltage battery.

BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-67The display indicates that the high-voltage battery is almost fully discharged or the electric drive is currently not available.

Total range display
BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-68Instrument cluster with enhanced features:
The total range is permanently displayed next to the fuel gauge.

Additional information:
Fuel gauge

Service notifications

Principle
The function displays the service notifications and the corresponding maintenance scopes.

General information
After turning on the drive readiness, the next service appointment or the distance remaining until the next service is displayed briefly in the instrument cluster.
A service advisor can read out the current service notifications from your vehicle key.
Some information on service notifications can also be shown on the BMW display key.

Display

Detailed information on service notifications
More information on the type of service required may be displayed on the Control Display.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”
  3. BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-69“Required services”
    Maintenance work and legally mandated inspections are displayed.
  4. Select an entry to call up detailed information.

Icons
Icons Description

  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-70No service is currently required.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-71The time for recommended maintenance or a legally mandated inspection is approaching.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-72Service interval is exceeded.

Entering appointment dates
Enter the dates for the mandatory vehicle inspections.
Make sure that the vehicle’s date and time are set correctly.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”
  3. BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-69“Required services”
  4. “Vehicle inspection”
  5. “Date:”
  6. Select the desired setting.

Gear shift indicator

Principle
The shift point indicator recommends the gear that best suits the current driving situation. Using the optimal gear supports an efficient driving style.

General information
Depending on the vehicle equipment and national-market version, the gear shift indicator is active in manual mode M of the Steptronic transmission.
Steptronic transmission: displaying
Suggestions to upshift or downshift are displayed in the instrument cluster.
On vehicles without a gear shift indicator, the engaged gear is displayed.

Example Description 

  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-73Efficient gear is set.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-74Shift into efficient gear.

Selection lists

Principle
Lists can be displayed and, if necessary, used for certain functions in the instrument cluster or the Head-up Display.

  • Entertainment source.
  • Current audio source.
  • List of most recent telephone calls.

If necessary, the corresponding menu will open on the Control Display.

DisplayBMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-75

Depending on the equipment version, the list in the instrument cluster may differ from the illustration.

Displaying and using the list
The lists can be displayed and operated using the buttons on the steering wheel.

Button Function

  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-76Change the entertainment source.
    Pressing the button again will close the currently displayed list.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-77Show list of the most recent telephone calls.
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-78Turn the thumbwheel to select the desired setting.
    Press the thumbwheel to confirm the setting.
    The list of the current entertainment source can be displayed in the instrument cluster again by turning the thumbwheel.

Trip data

Principle
The trip data display provides various information about the trip, e.g., trip distance.

General information
The trip data can be displayed on the Control Display and in the instrument cluster.
The values can be displayed and reset depending on various intervals, such as after re-fueling.

Display on the controlled display

Overview
The following information is displayed depending on the set interval and driving mode:

  • The configured interval for displaying trip data.
  • Average consumption depends on the configured interval.
  • Average speed.
  • Odometer for driving without a combustion engine.
  • Average electrical consumption.
  • Consumption history in form of a chart.

Displays

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Trip data”

Consumption history
The consumption of the hybrid system is shown in the consumption history in form of a chart based on the distance traveled.

Display in the instrument cluster
Depending on the equipment, information about the distance covered can be displayed as widget in the instrument cluster.

The following information is displayed:

  • Total kilometers.
  • The configured interval for displaying trip data.
  • Distance traveled depends on the configured interval.
  • Odometer for driving without a combustion engine.

Selecting and setting widgets in the instrument cluster.

Additional information:
Widgets

Adjusting the display of the trip data
The intervals for the display of the trip data in the instrument cluster and on the Control Display are adjustable.

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Trip data”
  4. “Data since”
  5. Select the desired setting:
    • “Start of trip ( )”: the values are automatically reset approx. four hours after the vehicle has come to a standstill.
    • “Refueling ( )”: the values are automatically reset after refueling with a larger quantity of fuel.
    • “Charging ( )”: the values are automatically reset after charging.
    • “Factory”: average consumption since delivery from the factory.
      The values since the time of the factory delivery are displayed.
    • “Individual ( )”: the values since the last manual reset are displayed. The values can be reset at any time.

Resetting average values manually
The following interval can be reset manually at any time: “Individual ( )”.

With the button on the turn signal lever:

  1. Continue to press the button on the turn signal lever until the widget for the trip data is selected.BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-79
  2. 2. Press and hold the button on the turn signal lever.

Via iDrive:

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Trip data”
  4. “Data since”
  5.  “Reset individual”

The average values and counters are reset. Once the average values and counters have been reset, the following interval is automatically set: “Individual ( )”.

2023 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

Sport displays

Principle
The Sport displays especially support a sporty driving style.

Display on the control display

Overview
The following information is displayed:

  • Boost pressure.
  • Engine oil temperature.
  • G-meter.
  • Torque.
  • Power.

Displays

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Sport displays”

Display in the instrument cluster
The Sport displays can be displayed in form of widgets in the instrument cluster.
The following widgets can be selected:

  • Widget for torque and power.
  • Widget for G-meter. Additional information: Widgets

Vehicle status

General information
The status can be displayed and actions performed for several systems.

Going to the vehicle status 

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Vehicle status”

Information at a glance
Icons Description

  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-80“Flat Tire Monitor”: Status of the flat tire monitor
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-80“Tire Pressure Monitor”: status of the Tire Pressure Monitor
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-86“Engine oil level”: electronic oil measurement
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-71“Check Control messages”: displaying stored Check Control messages
  • BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-69“Required services”: displaying service notifications

BMW Head-up Display

Principle
The Head-up display projects important information in the driver’s field of view, for instance the speed.

General information
Follow instructions for cleaning the Head-up display in the Vehicle Care chapter.

Overview BMW X5-PLUG-IN-HYBRID-2023-Displays-fig-82

The protective glass of the Head-up display is located in the position marked.

Turning on/off

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Head-up display”
  5. “Head-up display”

Display

Overview
The following information is displayed on the Head-up display:

  • Vehicle speed.
  • Navigation instructions.
  • Check Control messages.
  • Selection list in the instrument cluster.
  • Driver assistance systems.
  • Sport displays.

Some of this information is only displayed briefly as needed.

Selecting displays in the Head-up Display

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Head-up display”
  5. Select the desired setting.

Setting the brightness
The brightness is automatically adjusted to the ambient brightness.
The base setting can be adjusted manually.

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Head-up display”
  5.  “Brightness”
  6. Turn the Controller until the desired brightness is set.
  7. Press the Controller.
    When the low beams are switched on, the brightness of the Head-up Display can be adjusted using the instrument lighting.

Adjusting the height

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4. “Head-up display”
  5. “Height”
  6. Turn the Controller until the desired height is reached.
  7. Press the Controller.
    The height of the Head-up Display can be stored using the memory function.

Setting the rotation
The Head-up Display view can be rotated.

  1. “CAR”
  2.  “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4.  “Head-up display”
  5.  “Rotation”
  6. Turn the Controller until the desired setting is selected.
  7. Press the Controller.

Additional settings

  1. “CAR”
  2.  “Settings”
  3. “Displays”
  4.  “Head-up display”
  5.  Select the desired setting:
    • “Speed Limit Assistance”: access the settings for the speed assistant.
    • “Display infotainment lists in”: set up if the selection lists are displayed in the instrument cluster or the Head-up Dis-play.
    •  “Sport displays”: display tachometer in the Head-Up Display.
    • “Off”: the Sport displays are not displayed in the Head-up Display.
    • “In SPORT mode”: the Sport dis-plays are only displayed in SPORT driving mode.
    • “Always”: the Sport displays are continuously displayed in the Head-up Display.
    • “Reduced height”: if not all of the information is in the driver’s field of view, the information can be displayed in the lower section of the Head-up Display.
  6. Visibility of the display
    The visibility of the displays in the Head-up display is influenced by the following factors:
    • Seat position.
    • Objects on the protective glass of the Head-up display.
    • Dust or dirt on the protective glass of the Head-up display.
    • Windshield dirty on inside or outside.
    • Sunglasses with certain polarization filters.
    • Wet road.
    • Unfavorable light conditions.

If the image is distorted, have the base settings checked by an authorized service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Special windshield
The windshield is part of the system.
The shape and coating of the special windshield enable the system to function.
In the event of damage, have the special windshield replaced by an authorized service center or by another qualified service center or a repair shop.

FAQ

How can I access the detailed settings for the displays in the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid?

Access to the detailed settings is typically found through the central infotainment system, usually by navigating to the ‘Settings’ or ‘Display’ menu.

Can I customize the head-up display (HUD) in the X5 Plug-In Hybrid?

If the model is equipped with a HUD, you can often adjust its brightness, position, and the information displayed via the settings.

Does the display show real-time electric and petrol engine data separately?

Modern plug-in hybrids, including the X5, often display real-time data for both the electric motor and combustion engine, including energy consumption and range.

Is there a way to toggle between different display themes or modes?

Yes, many luxury vehicles like the BMW X5 offer multiple display themes or modes, which can be adjusted via the infotainment system.

Can the infotainment display be integrated with smartphones?

Yes, the BMW X5 supports smartphone integration through features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing various smartphone functionalities to be accessed directly from the car’s display.

How do I adjust the brightness of the central display?

Brightness adjustments can usually be found in the ‘Settings’ or ‘Display’ menu of the infotainment system.

Does the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid’s display offer real-time traffic updates?

If equipped with a navigation system with live traffic updates, the display can show real-time traffic conditions and suggest alternative routes.

Can I view detailed energy flow and regeneration data on the display?

Most plug-in hybrids offer detailed visuals of energy flow, showcasing when the vehicle is using electric power, gasoline, or regenerating energy during braking.

Is there a nighttime mode for the display to reduce glare?

Yes, modern vehicles, including the BMW X5, usually offer a night mode or automatic brightness adjustment based on ambient light.

How often does the software for the display system need updating?

Software updates vary based on manufacturer recommendations and feature upgrades. BMW may offer over-the-air updates or require visits to a dealership.

Can I display entertainment information, like song titles or radio stations, prominently?

Yes, most infotainment systems allow you to view entertainment details and even customize which details you want prominently displayed.

How do I reset the display settings to factory defaults?

There’s typically an option within the ‘Settings’ menu to reset to factory defaults, but it’s wise to consult the owner’s manual for specific steps.

Can the X5’s display show topographical or satellite navigation views?

High-end models like the BMW X5 often offer diverse navigation views, including topographical or satellite imagery, depending on the navigation package.

Are there voice commands to control the display settings?

Modern BMW models are equipped with advanced voice command systems, allowing control of various functions, including some display settings.

If there’s an issue with the display, can it diagnose itself or provide error messages?

Advanced vehicles like the X5 usually have diagnostic capabilities, and any significant system issues might be displayed as error messages or warnings.

Useful Link

BMW X5 PLUG-IN HYBRID 2023 User Guide
https://www.bmwusa.com/owners-manuals.html
2023 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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