Safety

Both the coupe and convertible have front airbags plus side-impact airbags built into the front seats. As required of all 2012 models sold in the U.S., the 640i has standard antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Active head restraints for the front seats are designed to prevent whiplash injuries. In the convertible, active roll bars hide under the rear deck to maximize visibility. If the car senses a sideways tip, the bars raise to provide rollover protection.

Optional safety features include blind spot and lane departure warning systems and night vision with pedestrian detection.

A backup camera is standard, and buyers can choose additional top- and side-view cameras for added protection when parking and creeping into intersections.

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    Display on the Control Display
    Switching on the backup camera via iDrive With PDC activated: "Rear view camera" The backup camera image is displayed. The setting is stored for the remote control currently in use ...

    Example: setting the clock
    Setting the clock 1. Press the button. The main menu is displayed. 2. Turn the controller until "Settings" is highlighted, and then press the controller. 3. If necessary, move the ...

    Data memory
    Your vehicle records data relating to vehicle operation, faults and user settings. These data are stored in the remote control and can be read out with suitable devices, particularly when the vehic ...