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Old 08-31-2011, 03:10 PM
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Is there a way to automatically enable parktronic at slow speed?

My former Land Rover had this feature that automatically enabled front & rear parktronics if your speed was less than a certain MPH, i.e. when parking, etc. I found it very convenient and really miss in X5.
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To enable the parking sensors you need to go into reverse first. I'm not sure if that helps you buy that's how you "turn it on".
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unfortunately, putting it in reverse or pushing the button do not fall in the "automatic" category.
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My former Land Rover had this feature that automatically enabled front & rear parktronics if your speed was less than a certain MPH, i.e. when parking, etc. I found it very convenient and really miss in X5.
That would be very annoying in stop and go traffic. Slow down to a crawl and it comes on and starts beeping? If not you being too close, often folks behind get too close.
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unfortunately, putting it in reverse or pushing the button do not fall in the "automatic" category.

So true.

So the answer to the OP is no, not possible from the factory.
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Sounds like another reason I'd never buy a LR.
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Bash Land Rover all you want, guys, but I have to admit I miss my LR3 more often than I initially thought I would, and had their turbo-diesel been available here, I'd probably be driving it now. As a family all-around vehicle, it has quite a few advantages over X5 that become more apparent over time.
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I had this option on my Merc, and it surely is much better then enabling the parking sensors by hand or reverse only (Cayenne's do it, too)...

i would love to know if there is a way to enable it with a GT1, but i doubt it, as i have not seen any BMW do it.
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That would be very annoying in stop and go traffic. Slow down to a crawl and it comes on and starts beeping? If not you being too close, often folks behind get too close.
It's not annoying at all. I missed it EVERYDAY in my E70 and 750i. For Mercedes and Land Rover with Parktronic (Park Distance), it comes on automatically at slow speeds. It only activates when in very close distance situations, uhhhhh like for parking

We have had 3 Range Rovers and probably 15 new Mercedes models, and NOT ONE SINGLE time has the PDC gone off in bumper to bumper traffic!!
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