Driving stability control systems

Your BMW has a number of systems that help to maintain the vehicle's stability even in adverse driving conditions.

Antilock Brake System ABS

ABS prevents locking of the wheels during braking. Safe steering response is maintained even during full braking. Active safety is thus increased.

The ABS is operational every time you start the engine. Braking safely.

Electronic brake-force distribution EBV

The system controls the brake pressure in the rear wheels to ensure stable braking behavior.

Dynamic Brake Control DBC

When you apply the brakes rapidly, this system automatically produces the maximum braking force boost and thus helps to achieve the shortest possible braking distance during full braking. This system exploits all of the benefits provided by ABS.

Do not reduce the pressure on the brake for the duration of the full braking application.

Dynamic Stability Control DSC

DSC prevents the driving wheels from losing traction when you pull away from rest or accelerate. The system also recognizes unstable driving conditions, for example if the rear of the car is about to swerve or if momentum is acting at an angle past the front wheels. In these cases, DSC helps the vehicle maintain a safe course within physical limits by reducing engine output and through braking actions at the individual wheels.

driver. Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety margin again by taking risks, The laws of physics cannot be repealed, even with DSC. An appropriate driving style always remains the responsibility of the driver. Therefore, do not reduce the additional safety margin again by taking risks, as this could result in an accident.

Deactivating DSC

Press the button for at least 3 seconds until the indicator lamp for DSC OFF

Press the button for at least 3 seconds until the indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up and DSC OFF is displayed in the instrument panel. Dynamic Traction Control DTC and DSC have been simultaneously deactivated. Stabilizing and drive-output promoting actions are no longer executed.

In the same way as with a differential interlock, even if DSC is deactivated, brake actions are still performed on the rear axle to enhance drive output if the drive wheels experience a significant loss of traction.

To increase vehicle stability, activate DSC again as soon as possible.

Activating DSC

Press the button again; the indicator lamp in the instrument panel goes out.

For better control

If the indicator lamp lights up: DSC and If the indicator lamp flashes: the DSC controls the driving and braking forces.

If the indicator lamp lights up: DSC and

DTC have failed.

DSC OFF is displayed in the instrument panel: DSC is deactivated. The indicator lamp lights up and

DSC OFF is displayed in the instrument panel: DSC is deactivated.

Dynamic Traction Control DTC

DTC is a version of DSC in which the drive output is optimized for particular road conditions, e.g. unplowed snow-covered roads. The system assures the maximal drive output, but with reduced driving stability. It is therefore necessary to drive with appropriate caution.

You may find it useful to briefly activate DTC under the following special circumstances:

> When driving uphill on snow-covered roads, in slush or on unplowed, snow-covered roads
> When rocking a stuck vehicle free or starting off in deep snow or on loose ground
> When driving with snow chains

Activating DTC

Press the button; the indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up and TRACTION is displayed

Press the button; the indicator lamp for DSC OFF lights up and TRACTION is displayed in the instrument panel.

For better control

driving and braking forces. If the indicator lamp flashes: DTC controls the driving and braking forces.

If the indicator lamp lights up: DSC and

DTC have failed.

displayed in the instrument panel: DTC is activated. The indicator lamp lights up and TRACTION is displayed in the instrument panel: DTC is activated.

Deactivating DTC

Press the button again; the indicator lamp in the instrument panel goes out.

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