A feature that brings both fun and safety? Yes, really. The BMW M Head-up Display provides ambitious drivers with all relevant information, whilst at the same time ensuring they can concentrate on what matters: the pleasure of driving.

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How to use BMW M Head-up Display


The most important advantage is explained by the name itself: Head-up Display. It means that your head or eyes don‘t have to be redirected
to the instrument cluster in the dashboard to read important information. All driver-relevant data is displayed in brilliant resolution in the driver's direct field of vision. The driver does not have to take their eyes off the road, providing a big safety benefit. It also prevents the regular phenomenon of ‘flying blind’: when a driver is distracted and not looking directly at the road, at a speed of 50kph they will still travel a good 14 metres per second. And what is useful in everyday traffic can also be helpful on the race track.

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BMW M5 Head-up Display


In short, the system can be explained as follows: a projector is embedded in the top of the dashboard, which transmits an image onto a translucent TFT display (thin-film transistor) in the windscreen via a specially shaped mirror. Using the windscreen as a projection surface is a complex process due to its curved shape. Without processing, refractions of the light streams can occur, resulting in double images. Head-up Display is part of the BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems.

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BMW M4 Head-up Display

What makes the BMW M Head-up Display so special?

The information that the Head-up Display projects directly into the BMW M driver’s field of vision includes data on speed, engine speed, shift points and a gear indicator. If you aren‘t on a race track, navigation information can also be displayed. Symbols indicate when the next turning should be taken, what type it is and what distance you are from it. Not to be underestimated: speed limits are also displayed. The driver can select exactly what information they want the Head-up Display to show. On the left: the Head-up Display of the BMW M4.


After just the first few kilometres with the BMW M head-up display, you’ll realise just how reassuring it can be not to have to take your eyes off the road to receive information. In addition, the driver's eyes do not have to keep adjusting between near and far depth of field. All of your concentration remains on the road alone. The braking point is hit more accurately, the ideal line carved more precisely and the gear change always optimally timed.



The information projected in the best resolution
and the sharpest colours appears as if virtually on the road, 2.3 metres away from the driver, without restricting their field of vision. Importantly, the brightness of the display information automatically adjusts to external light conditions. In addition, the driver can decide for themself what height the projection is set at, i.e. exactly where the information is displayed within their field of vision. These functions are controlled and configured via the iDrive Controller.


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The BMW M Head-up Display helps you find the optimal braking point or follow the ideal line in a curve - and you are one with the car.
Stefan Landmann, race car driver and BMW Driving Experience Instructor

This might sound like a lot to take in, but once you start using it, you won't want to be without the BMW M Head-up Display. In addition to increased safety and driving comfort, it contributes to what is perhaps the most important characteristic of a BMW M automobile: driving pleasure.

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Who is who.

Stefan Landmann, BMW Driving Experience Instruktor

Race car driver, winner of the 24-hour Nürburgring, instructor: Stefan Landmann seldom strays from the ideal line. As a class winner in 2011 at the 24-hour Nürburgring on the notorious Nordschleife, the hot-blooded race car driver conquered one of the most demanding racetracks in the world in a BMW M3 GT4. As a certified BMW instructor, the 30-year-old Austrian is the right man in the right place when it comes to transferring the fascination of racing to the road. “It is a great pleasure for me to work with people who are as enthusiastic as I am,” says Landmann. “I like to pass on my motorsport experience.”

BMW M4 Coupé:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 9.1 (8.3)

CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 209 (194)

The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

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Further information about the official fuel consumption and the officia lspecific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or under The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle types. CO2 emissions caused by the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.

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