2023 BMW M5 Owners Manual - Welcome lights and pathway lighting

Welcome lights and pathway lighting


The exterior lighting is switched on automatically when approaching or unlocking the vehicle.

General information

Depending on the equipment, the exterior light‐ ing of the vehicle can be set individually.

Activating/deactivating welcome light

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Exterior lighting"
  4. Depending on the equipment, select the fol‐ lowing setting:
  •  "Welcome and goodbye" When unlocking the vehicle, individual light functions are switched on for a lim‐ ited time.
  • "Door handle lights" Door handles and the ground in front of the doors are illuminated for a limited time.

Pathway lighting


For the illumination of the vehicle’s surroundings after exiting the vehicle, the exterior lighting can be switched on for a defined period of time.

Switching pathway lighting on

After switching off the drive-ready state, briefly push the turn signal lever forward.

Setting the duration

  1. "CAR"
  2. "Settings"
  3. "Exterior lighting"
  4. "Pathway lighting"
  5. Select the desired setting.
  6. "OK"

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